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Burglaries in Ashburton have dropped to a relatively stable level, according to local police. The number of people falling victims to stolen property has dropped from a spike towards the beginning of the year to smaller fluctuations that police are largely able to “nip in the bud”, Senior Sergeant Phil Dean said. While Ashburton police still see three or four burglaries some weeks and 15 or 16 on others, he felt burglaries had been

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occurring at a more manageable level over the past three months, due to two main factors. Local police have been working to spread the message about safety while also working to target offenders. Dean said that includes looking at when and where burglaries occur to identify patterns. Repeat offenders may think they are carrying out burglaries randomly, but are in fact able to be tracked. Nevertheless, Dean said he would urge people to stay wary, as local police them-



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selves are doing. “We can’t afford to sit back on our laurels,” he said. As well as taking steps to avoid becoming a victim of crime, he urged people to keep an eye out and an ear out for anything suspicious. “The big one is, if you think you see something – phone police.” Ashburton police can be reached on 03 307-8400 and anonymous service Crimestoppers can be reached on 0800 555-111.

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Champion reinsman investigated The harness racing industry in New Zealand was shaken to its core yesterday as one of the biggest scandals in its history became public knowledge following police raids on a number of properties around Canterbury. Police raided eight properties in Canterbury yesterday morning as part of Operation Inca as they investigate suspected race-fixing and corruption in the industry. They also visited a property in Southland and a property in Manawatu during the raids. The investigations are into race-fixing involving at least four stables – with the possibility of collusion to affect the outcome of races for either gambling profit or to earn stake money. At the centre of the news yesterday was last season’s champion reinsman, Blair Orange who was reported by the New Zealand Herald to have been arrested, charged and released on bail after being interviewed. Another leading reinsman’s property was also raided on Tuesday morning by police. Others embroiled in the investigation yesterday are believed to have been; Nigel McGrath, Andrew Stuart and John Dunn while various other licence-holders who work at those stables are also believed to have been called in for questioning. Police also visited the stables of leading trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen with Rasmussen helping the police with their inquiries. Mid Canterbury harness racing identities spoken to by the Guardian at yesterday’s trials at the Ashburton Racecourse all spoke of their disappointment at the news and of their concern around the damage it would have on the in-

The corruption scandal has shaken the harness racing industry to its very core. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN

dustry. But while disappointed, all also agreed that the chance of having a cleaner sport was a positive step forward. “At the end of the day, if these people involved are found to have done wrong, then they deserve what they get,” one source said. “But it’s a shame that it has had to happen so publicly, our industry is a great one but incidents like this just paint it in a really bad light to those on the outside.” The Guardian also understands

tion had been going on for more than a year and he had full confidence in the evidence and intelligence gained in that time. “We have gotten a lot of specific information and details. “The National Organised Crime Group began investigating this in April last year and a fairly tight team of investigators have spent many hours on this. “They have done a very thorough job and a very good one, in my view.

that no Mid Canterbury-based licence holders have been questioned. However, Detective Superintendent Tim Anderson spoke at a press conference in Christchurch yesterday afternoon and confirmed there could be further stable searches and interviews conducted in coming days. “We expect to speak to more people as part of the investigation,” he said. Anderson said this investiga-


“As well as that, today also involved quite a number of local police and Racing Integrity Unit staff.” While police are still questioning a number of harness racing licence holders it is also suspected non-licence holders are being questioned, almost certainly in relation to betting activities. Police also confirmed during the press conference that while their investigations, which have included surveillance of phone calls, text messages and emails to gain information over the course of the past year, centred largely around race-fixing there could potentially be other charges that are laid due to information gathered during the investigations. This is believed to be in relation to the use of performanceenhancing drugs. Racing Minister Winston Peters expressed his deep disappointment at allegations of racefixing. “This is a sad development. New Zealanders need to have confidence that the racing industry has integrity and is not above the law,” he said from Nauru. “It highlights how important it is that we have a strong, independent authority like the Racing Integrity Unit to ensure offending behaviour is brought to light. We can have confidence that the system is working.” Harness Racing New Zealand chief executive, Edward Rennell said they were contacted and told by the Racing Integrity Unit, who police the racing industry, yesterday morning that police were interviewing a number of industry participants as part of an ongoing investigation. He said it was the first time they’d heard of the investigation.





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ECan queries legality of charge A charge against Environment Canterbury of disturbing fish spawning grounds in Bowyers Stream moved to a technical legal level in the Ashburton District Court yesterday. Fish and Game alleges ECan disturbed or damaged the spawning grounds of trout and salmon in the stream between April and May 26 last year. ECan has entered a not guilty plea to the charge, which was laid under the Conservation Act and carries a maximum penalty of a $200,000 fine. In the Ashburton court yesterday, ECan counsel Phil Shamy said the charging document filled out by Fish and Game contained fatal flaws and was a nullity, or legally void. He had filed an application for the charge to be dismissed. He said Fish and Game had listed the defendant as Environment Canterbury, rather than the legal entity Canterbury Regional Council, had not answered two mandatory fields of information on the document and failed to properly authenticate it. The document had been prepared by experienced lawyers who should have known better, he submitted. Shamy said the amendments required would make it a new

charge, which would then fail on the basis it was laid outside a 12-month time limit following the alleged offending. Allowing the amendments would be unfair to the regional council and constitute a miscarriage of justice, he said. Fish and Game’s counsel Nic Soper said ECan had known about the charge since September last year and had had plenty of time to raise the issue of a defective document. But Shamy said it was not obliged to share its defence strategy. Soper said the charging document did meet the required standard, with one minor omission that was easily attended to. He said Environment Canterbury and the Canterbury Regional Council were the same, even if ECan was technically its brand name. Judge Allan Roberts said he would consider both arguments and aim to deliver a decision on Monday, when he returned to the Ashburton court. Fish and Game have previously said the spawning grounds in the stream, which is connected to the Ashburton River, were damaged by earthmoving machinery at the height of the salmon and trout spawning season last year.

Rotary Club of Ashburton members including Gary Maxey (left) and Dick Rapley are busy preparing for Bookarama 2018. PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS 040918-SS-0005

Bookarama turnover tops $1m By SuSan SandyS

It’s time to clear some space on your bookshelves and get out your reading glasses. Ashburton’s iconic Bookarama is to make its annual appearance later this month, and is expected to once again attract thousands. Already tonnes upon tonnes of books and jigsaw puzzles are flooding in to Rotary Club of Ashburton members, who are busy sorting, stacking and labelling. They have been staging the event since 1980, and in that time have turned over $1.3 million. Typically up to $60,000 is raised each year, and it’s money which goes back into the com-

munity. Among members are Lindsay Holland, who has not missed a single Bookarama since it began. He said the rise of Mr Google had seen some of the more hefty tomes such as encyclopaedias, atlases, dictionaries and books on the royal family, lose their spots as the most popular books. But they had been replaced by recent novels by popular authors, and members were always on the lookout for such titles, particularly those in clean and tidy condition. Mills and Boon titles continue to sell well, with romance fans generally buying up a whole year’s reading at a time. Holland never ceases to be amazed by the sheer volume of

books which come in as people make donations. Members store 1000 empty banana boxes at a central town location, and by midway through the year half of them are full. This year there were even more jigsaw puzzles than usual, with the closure of a local jigsaw library resulting in a donation of hundreds of the items. Bookarama 2018 will open on September 24, and run until September 29, at the Sports Hall. Convenor David Mead said he was expecting bookworms from as far afield as Timaru and Christchurch. “The Monday is always a really big day. It would be one of the biggest bookaramas around,” Mead said.




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Kids’ book three years in the making now off to the world By Katie todd

Three years of hard work have paid off for first-time author Vicky Smith and illustrator Lisa Harper. Two hundred copies of their new children’s book, The Fairy and the Leprechaun, have just rolled off the printing press and are making their way around New Zealand and the world. Featuring an alternative tale about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, Smith hopes it will be read and enjoyed by children and their parents alike. But the glossy, imaginative creation now spilling out of boxes in her dining room didn’t actually begin as a book. Smith, a singer-songwriter, said the idea originated from a Celtic folk song jotted down on her Macbook, printed out on paper and lost, buried in her lounge for some time. “My son then picked it up and suggested it would make a really good kids’ book,” she said. Smith started researching and discovered a local illustrator, Lisa Harper, who offered to help bring the tale to life with 15 detailed pencil, felt pen and watercolour drawings. “When I read the story I could really envisage it,” Harper said. To fund the book, the duo then created a Kickstarter page and

watched as donations poured in from right around the world. Eighteen Kiwis, including eight locals, also gave generously to the cause. “I didn’t have my own pot of gold … but we were really spoilt,” Smith said. Now the books have been printed, with thanks to a friend of Smith’s, its makers are creating keyrings, fairy doors and postcards to send to the people who pledged, along with copies of the story itself. They are also donating a copy to the Ashburton Library and selling copies via a Facebook page, The Fairy and the Leprechaun. The book abounds with oldworld magic and language, which Smith said she believes will broaden the mind. A glossary at the back explains some of the trickier words. “I think English is one of the few languages where you can say things in a myriad of different ways … but we are slowly losing that with things like texts and emojis,” she said. “I want to capture the magic of English.” Since getting under way the two have barely stopped to draw breath, Smith said – but she’s already eyeing up the idea of a second story. “I’ve talked with the fairy and the fairy has given me a few ideas,” she said.

Illustrator Lisa Harper and author Vicky Smith are hoping to light up the imaginations of children around the world with their new book. PHOTO KATIE TODD 040918-KT-0061

Police ready to tackle alcohol offending rise By Katie todd

As winter rolls into spring, Ashburton Police are preparing to tackle an increase in alcohol related offending. Taking on board trends and observations from previous years, they have been planning how to prevent people from putting themselves and others at risk. Senior Sergeant Phil Dean said with warmer weather, people will be socialising more often and heading to town on a Saturday night in bigger numbers. “Unfortunately that means more people could make the wrong decision,” he said. Around New Zealand, police record 340 offences involving alcohol every day.

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This includes one in four traffic offences, including 43 recorded instances of “exceeding the prescribed content of alcohol or other substance limit” in Ashburton from July 2017 to July 2018. Alcohol is also linked to one in two serious violence offences, one in three family violence offences and as well as sexual offences, property offences and drugs and anti-social offences. Police have four main objectives to prevent and reduce alcohol related offending: greater knowledge of alcohol related offences and issues, safer communities, effective interventions and enforcement and building partnerships to reduce alcohol related harm.

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Top talent on show in UK fundraiser By Katie todd

Fifteen aspiring actors heading to the Globe Theatre next year will be encouraging audiences to make like them and Follow Your Dreams this Friday night. The Big Little Theatre Company (BLTC) are collaborating with Wayne’s School of Rock to hold a fundraising concert at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, featuring a veritable feast of performances. To get to England next July, BLTC are eyeing up a fundraising goal in the region of $60,000, company director Jackie Heffernan said. To achieve that goal they have organised a number of events. “Being a theatre company, we want at least some of these to reflect the skills and talents of our youngsters and have an entertainment theme,” she said. The event on Friday night will see vocal soloists, drummers, and bands from Wayne’s School of Rock interspersed with work from BLTC exam students including extracts from Shakespeare and the slapstick com-

edy One Man Two Guvnors. Elise Heffernan, Jamie Lamond and newcomers Harpa Hughes and Emma Paige Dickson will be singing, Isaac Carr will be drumming and established bands The Angelettas and Rasta Monkey will be performing. Next year’s trip will celebrate 10 very successful years since the local youth theatre company launched, and give the young actors the chance to share their world-topping talents following huge success in their Trinity College exams and several New Zealand awards. “Taking them to London to train with the best is an opportunity they genuinely desire and richly deserve,” Heffernan said. During the three-week trip students will be working with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Royal Academy of Performing Arts and performing in locations like the Globe Theatre and the Southbank Festival. Follow Your Dreams will start at 7pm on Friday, and is being held as an open hat night where audiences pay what they think the show is worth.

Year 7 band The Angelettas will be among those performing at a Big Little Theatre Company fundraising concert on Friday. PHOTO SUPPLIED

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Ride to raise dementia awareness By SuSan SandyS

Greg Kelly is shining a light on younger-onset dementia by motorcycling around New Zealand, and will be in Ashburton next month. The 61-year-old Queenslander was diagnosed about two years ago with frontotemporal dementia, and is committed to both fighting the disease and raising awareness about it. “It is something I will live with for the rest of my life, but I am determined to make a difference while I still can,” he said while touring Australia on a similar crusade last year. The former financial services executive will be hosted by the Ashburton Pakeke Lions Club at a breakfast at Hotel Ashburton October 19 starting at 7.30am. Tickets are $35, and proceeds will go to Dementia Mid Canterbury. Member Robert Spencer said many Mid Cantabrians knew someone suffering with the disease. He himself was in this category, having had both his parents affected. And it was good to see ticket sales going well, with Mid Cantabrians committed to the cause. “We have had people ringing up and we hadn’t had the tickets printed.” Anyone wanting tickets can contact Spencer on 308-1777 or

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Society’s ceilidh to be the fourth so far this year By Katie todd

An event later this month will see the Ashburton County Scottish Society doing what they do best – song, dance and socialising. Preparations are under way for the society’s fourth ceilidh of 2018, to be held at the Seniors Centre on September 23 and open to any members of the public who wish to come along. The events are traditionally held during winter and this is the last for 2018, committee member Ken McKenzie said. The previous ceilidh attracted nearly 100 guests, from locals with Scottish connections to those who simply enjoy the culture. The society themselves are always on the lookout for new members. McKenzie said this ceilidh will feature performances from the Lochlea Line Dancers and the Southern Fiddle Celtic Orchestra. Ashburton’s ever popular young Highland Dancers, who are among the top in New Zealand, will be putting on a show along with pianist Alan Andrews. “He plays the kind of music that people like to sit down and listen to … it’s great,” McKenzie said. And an afternoon tea will be held at the venue for all attendees. The next event on the calendar for the society is the Burns Supper in February, featuring haggis and poetry. Entry to the ceilidh is $5 at the door and it will kick into action at 2pm. Right – Molly Harrison, 9 and Abbey Marr, 8, were among those to perform at Ashburton County Scottish Society’s last ceilidh in July. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN 290718-TM-0106

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Milk from Mid Canterbury dairy farms and carloads of workers who travel from Ashburton are helping Fonterra’s Clandeboye factory become the mozzarella capital of the world. Clandeboye fired up its third new mozzarella line yesterday and the cheese factory now produces enough cheese to top more than half a billion pizzas a year. The company confirmed a couple of carpools of workers travelled from Ashburton to work in the mozzarella plant, which was built over the past two years. The cheese is made from one of Fonterra’s secret recipes and is made in hours rather than in months, the time traditional mozzarella takes. It is used in pizzas all over the

world. Fonterra chief operating officer of global operations Robert Spurway said the new plant was a great example of the co-operative’s ambition to move more milk into value add products. Clandeboye mozzarella tops more than 80 per cent of pizzas in Australia, China, South East Asia and the Middle East. Demand for Western food in China alone, helped pizza sales double from $US1.5 billion in 2010 to $US3.5b in 2015. Timaru District Mayor Damon Odey said the plant had been a vote of confidence by Fonterra in the South Canterbury community and helped underline the district’s importance as a major food hub and growing exporter.

MPs sign waivers in leak hunt National’s MPs have signed waivers giving investigators access to their electronic devices as far back as February as the party hunts for the person who leaked details of leader Simon Bridges’ expenses to the media. The leak, of Bridges’ travel and accommodation expenses for the June quarter, were reported by media three days before they were publicly released on August 16. But Bridges confirmed yesterday that MPs were asked to sign waivers that would allow investigators to go through their mobile devices and computers all the way back to February.

The inquiry, being conducted by PwC and Simpson Grierson, will look at traffic from National MPs’ and staff computers. “I’ve signed the waiver myself. From memory it’s February. If we’re going to do this, we want to do it well. To do that and to give PwC here the best chance of doing a thorough job you do want a time period to do it,” Bridges told reporters yesterday. He gave an assurance to his MPs that the access would not be used as a “fishing expedition” for other information. “Absolutely, categorically. “There is no ulterior thing that

will happen here.” All MPs have now signed the privacy waiver. National’s deputy leader Paula Bennett and shadow leader of the House Gerry Brownlee are overseeing the investigation. Yesterday’s National caucus is the first time it has met since Speaker Trevor Mallard overturned his decision to hold an inquiry into who might have leaked the travel expenses to Newshub. On August 23 Mallard named Michael Heron QC to conduct the investigation. But he cancelled it on August 24 after it was publicly revealed

that Newshub, Mallard and Bridges had received an anonymous text from someone claiming to be a National MP and pleading for the inquiry to be called off for the sake of his or her mental health. Bridges was not entirely convinced it was from a National MP but Mallard said the text was from someone who was clearly very disturbed and publicity around the text would make that worse whether the person was an MP or a staffer. The police know who the leaker is but are refusing to say. - NZME

In brief Boil water notice lifted The Ashburton District Council has removed the precautionary boil water notice for the Mt Somers water supply, with tests showing that the quality of the water has returned to normal. Residents connected to the scheme are no longer required to boil their drinking water and can consume it as normal. The scheme was placed on a precautionary notice on Monday after council detected high levels of turbidity in the water which was likely to have been caused by heavy rainfall.

Workshops for migrants Inclusiveness is at the heart of new workshops for recent migrants to Mid Canterbury. Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) is partnering with Volunteering Mid and South Canterbury, to deliver the twohour workshops, to be held on September 17 at 1.30pm, and repeated again at 7pm, at Hotel Ashburton. Volunteering Mid Canterbury and South Canterbury Co-ordinator Dellwyn Moylan said the workshops were the first of their kind in the South Island, and designed to inform recent migrants about the volunteering benefits and opportunities available to them. Mayor Donna Favel said the workshops tied in well with Mid Canterbury’s Welcoming Communities initiative. “Enabling more of our migrant community to learn and feel supported to be active volunteers will help grow connections, reduce isolation and can often be a great platform towards employment,” she said.

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esterday a part of my world came crashing down in a rather spectacular and dramatic heap. For as long as I care to remember harness racing has been at the forefront of everyday life. It’s been a hobby, it’s been an income but most of all it has been a passion. But when news started flying yesterday morning of raids by police on numerous properties around Canterbury and further afield, my heart sank. What unfolded in the hours following those initial reports will leave an everlasting mark on an industry that I’ve always been proud to be a part of. Allegations of race-fixing and

drug scandals have circled like seagulls at the beach and unfortunately where there is smoke, there is usually the proverbial fire and everything I’ve heard from everyone I’ve talked to has suggested that it’s true. I’m not going to speculate on who or what might have unfolded – that’s not my place, but I can comment on harness racing as a whole because what has

been shoved out into the public sphere in the past 24 hours is not a true reflection of such a wonderful industry to be a part of. I feel I need to. I feel I have to. Like any sector in life, there are going to be bad eggs. Those who push the boundaries too far and often ruin things for everyone else. But largely the harness racing industry is full of good, honest and hard-working people. They are real salt of the earth characters, the sort of people who would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it. They’re the sort of people who load up their horse floats and head away for weeks on end, travelling from one end of the

country to the other enjoying the company of like-minded people, telling stories and paying homage to the way life used to be in some sense. Harness racing isn’t a rich sport. There’s money to be made, but it’s bloody hard to do it and most struggle from weekto-week with rising costs and minimal returns, and they do it honestly and with integrity. And it’s those people who will have been hurt the most yesterday. There’s a real sense of ownership when it comes to harness racing, people are proud to be a part of the industry, they love the sport and their mutual love of the standardbred horse is

unparalleled. So put the knife into one and the entire population will bleed. Yes, the prospect of a clean sport is an appealing one, but at what cost has that come? The damage done from a publicity and image point of view yesterday will tear a hole in everyone. How the industry bounces back from this will be intriguing. It’s certainly not going to be easy and for those who are directly involved in yesterday’s events there is potentially no coming back. And for this harness racing tragic, I hope things can return to normal again one day soon – because for now, this all feels like a horrible nightmare.

person”. Mother Teresa died in Calcutta, India, at age 87. In 2002, Afghan President Hamid Karzai survived an assassination attempt in Kandahar, hours after an explosives-packed car tore through a Kabul market. In 2005, An Indonesian jetliner crashed, killing 149 people, including 49 on the ground; 17 passengers survived. Ten years ago: Europe’s Rosetta space probe flew by the Steins asteroid 250 million miles from Earth. Publishing giant Robert Giroux, who’d guided and supported dozens of great writers from T.S. Eliot and Jack

Kerouac to Bernard Malamud and Susan Sontag, died in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, at age 94. Five years ago: President Barack Obama, in St. Petersburg for a G-20 summit, pressed fellow world leaders to support a US strike on Syria; however, he encountered opposition from Russia, China and even the European Union, who said it was too soon for military action. One year ago: Hurricane Irma strengthened to a Category 5 storm as it approached the northeast Caribbean on a path toward the United States. Today’s birthdays: Former

Federal Reserve Board chairman Paul A. Volcker is 91. Comedianactor Bob Newhart is 89. Actresssinger Carol Lawrence is 86. Actor William Devane is 79. Actor George Lazenby is 79. Actress Raquel Welch is 78. Singer Al Stewart is 73. Actor-director Dennis Dugan is 72. Singer Loudon Wainwright III is 72. Soul/rock musician Mel Collins is 71. Cathy cartoonist Cathy Guisewite is 68. Actor Michael Keaton is 67. Country musician Jamie Oldaker (The Tractors) is 67. Actress Debbie Turner-Larson (Marta in The Sound of Music) is 62. Actress Kristian Alfonso

is 55. Rhythm-and-blues singer Terry Ellis is 55. Rock musician Brad Wilk is 50. Actress Rose McGowan is 45. Actress Carice Van Houten is 42. Rock musician Kyle O’Quin (Portugal. The Man) is 33. Actor Andrew Ducote is 32. Actress Kat Graham is 32. Actor Skandar Keynes is 27. Thought for today: “Those who foresee the future and recognise it as tragic are often seized by a madness which forces them to commit the very acts which makes it certain that what they dread shall happen.” — Dame Rebecca West, Irish author and journalist (1892-1983).

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Wednesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2018. There are 117 days left in the year. Today’s highlights in history: On September 5, 1972, the Palestinian group Black September attacked the Israeli Olympic delegation at the Munich Games; 11 Israelis, five guerrillas and a police officer were killed in the resulting siege. On this date: In 1698, Russia’s Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards. In 1939, four days after war had broken out in Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation declaring US neutrality in the conflict. In 1945, Japanese-American Iva Toguri D’Aquino, suspected of being wartime broadcaster Tokyo Rose, was arrested in Yokohama. (D’Aquino was later convicted of treason and served six years in prison; she was pardoned in 1977 by President Gerald R. Ford.) In 1960, at the Rome Olympics, American boxer Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) defeated Zbigniew Pietrzykowski of Poland to win the lightheavyweight gold medal; Wilma Rudolph of the United States won the second of her three gold medals with the 200-metre sprint. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation making aircraft hijackings a federal crime. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life by Lynette Squeaky Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, in Sacramento, California. In 1986, four hijackers who had seized a Pan Am jumbo jet on the ground in Karachi, Pakistan, opened fire when the lights inside the plane failed; a total of 20 people were killed before Pakistani commandos stormed the jetliner. In 1997, breaking the royal reticence over the death of Princess Diana, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II delivered a televised address in which she called her former daughter-in-law “a remarkable


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ommunity safety is an important part of why it is so good to live in the Ashburton District. And you, the residents of this district are a vital part of keeping us safe, as you are the eyes and the ears of our community. You will always be able to see and hear more than authorities such as the police and council. To give you an opportunity to voice your opinions on community safety, Ashburton District Council, Ashburton Police, and Safer Ashburton District are hosting a public forum at the Hotel Ashburton, on Racecourse Road, on Saturday, September 15. The forum will start at 4pm and will be an open discussion with residents about what we can all do to make our communities even safer. Ashburton senior sergeant Phil Dean says topics such as road safety, youth crime, suicide, and alcohol and drugs will be included on the agenda. The forum will also be a great opportunity to learn more about the Safer Communities accreditation that our district is currently working towards. Earlier in the year, as part of the council’s annual community grants and funding process, community organisation Safer Ashburton District was allocated additional funding to lead the accreditation process for our district. The Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand defines a safe community as one “where people can go about their daily activities in an environment without fear, risk of harm or injury”. It extends beyond the reduction and prevention of injury and violence to include safe roads, public spaces, and workplaces. More than 50 per cent of New Zealand’s population lives within an accredited safe community. Each community has to create its own goals and priorities based on local needs. Under the Local Government

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Keeping people safe is the focus of a forum to be held on Saturday, September 15. Amendment Act 2014, council has to regularly assess the cost effectiveness of delivering its services. This is called a Section 17a Review. The results of a recent Section 17a review on the community safety portfolio, which included Safer Ashburton as a local services provider, recommended that the organisation lead the Safer Communities accreditation. A working group, made up of representatives from a broad variety of organisations across the community, has been formed as part of the process. A part-time co-ordinator was also recently employed by Safer Ashburton District to oversee the project. A collaborative action plan is being developed, which will include actions for how we, as a community, can work together in partnership to achieve the accreditation. It will be a community effort and one that we can all contribute something towards in achieving the outcomes. We are also very fortunate in

Ashburton to have Neighbourhood Support and Ashburton Town Watch Community Patrol in our midst. There are more than 300 Neighbourhood Support groups around the district, aiming to build connections between neighbours, reduce isolation, share information, and lower rates of offending through signage and awareness. The Community Patrol is always on the look-out for more volunteers so if you have a few hours spare once a month on Saturdays to help out with patrolling, have a look at the group’s Facebook page @AshburtonTownWatch to get in touch with them. Members also help to monitor the town’s security cameras. Recently, Ashburton District Council announced that more than 2500 LED street lights will be installed across the district by the end of December this year. Research from New Zealand Transport Association (NZTA)

suggests that improvements to street lighting could reduce the number of road crashes by about 30 per cent. The street lights will also help to make neighbourhoods safer with the increased brightness acting as a deterrent to petty crime. All of these factors, and many more, contribute greatly to the general safety of our district and its residents. I look forward to seeing a good turnout to the public forum on September 15 and I strongly encourage anyone who is interested to come along, share your thoughts, and hear about how we can all work together to make our community a safer one. The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of the Ashburton Guardian Co Ltd or any employee thereof

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Record win on The Chase A plucky team on The Chase have scooped a record £100,000 prize – the highest amount ever won on daytime TV in Britain – by slaying the Governess Anne Hegerty. Diane, 52, a housewife from Lancaster, Luca, 21, a medical student from Cardiff, Tim, 62, a retired database administrator from Northamptonshire and Gayna, 38, a laundry assistant from west Yorkshire, answered 17 questions correctly giving them a potential prize of £100,000. The win was praised by viewers of the ITV game show, which screens in New Zealand on TVNZ 1, with many branding it “the best episode ever”.

Volleyball courts on South Beach are empty as a tropical storm warning was issued for the Miami Beach area yesterday. PHOTO AP


Gordon life-threatening Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds yesterday and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it hits the central US Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys as it moved west-northwest at 28km/h. The storm is expected to reach hurricane strength when it hits the Gulf Coast, including coastal Mississippi, today. From there, it is forecast to move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Thursday. The National Hurricane Centre said the storm was centered 150km west of Fort Myers, Florida. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 95km/h. A hurricane warning was put into effect for the area stretching from the mouth of the

Pearl River in Mississippi to the Alabama-Florida border. As much as 20cm of rain could fall in some parts of the Gulf states until Friday. The Miami-based centre said the storm is also expected to bring “life-threatening” storm surge to portions of the central Gulf Coast. A storm surge warning has been issued for the area stretching from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to Dauphin Island, Alabama. The warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation. The region could see rising waters of 1m to 1.5m. “The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to the east of the landfall location, where the surge will be accompanied by very large waves,” the centre said. Louisiana Governor John

Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and said 200 National Guard troops will be deployed to southeastern Louisiana. The storm’s predicted track had shifted slightly east, meaning Louisiana is currently just outside the area under the hurricane warning. Still, the southeastern part of the state remains under a tropical storm warning and residents need to be prepared for the storm to shift west, Edwards said. “This storm has every possibility to track further in our direction,” Edwards said during a news conference. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said the city has “the pumps and the power” needed to protect residents. But authorities issued a voluntary evacuation order for areas outside the city’s levee

protection system, including the Venetian Isles, Lake Saint Catherine and Irish Bayou areas. Cantrell urged residents within the levee protection area to stock up on supplies and shelter in place. Miami Beach Police said via Twitter that the Labour Day holiday was “NOT a beach day,” with rough surf and potential rip currents. Red flags flew over Pensacola-area beaches in Florida’s Panhandle, where swimming and wading in the Gulf of Mexico was prohibited. More than 4000 Florida Power & Light customers lost power due to the weather conditions. The National Weather Service said conditions were possible for tornadoes in the affected parts of South Florida. - AP

Most hated celebrity Roxanne Pallett has dubbed herself ‘the most hated woman in Britain’ after returning to the Celebrity Big Brother studio. The actress has been slated by members of the public and fellow screen stars who have called for her to face further action after claiming actor Ryan Thomas ‘punched’ her. The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant appeared in an interview with host Emma Willis, in which she spoke about her claims Thomas intentionally punched her. Broadcast regulator Ofcom received more than 11,000 complaints over her claims as footage appeared to contradict her claims. A staggering 21 co-stars slammed the actress.


Caning ‘meant to educate the women’ Two women in Malaysia have been caned in court in front of family members for attempting to have consensual sex with each other. The unnamed women, aged 22 and 32, were each caned six times in the Sharia High Court in the state of Terengganu as punishment for attempting to have sex in a car. The caning was witnessed by

more than 100 people, including family members and government officials. Homosexual activity is illegal under both secular and religious laws, however according to an official, this is the state’s first conviction for same-sex relations and its first public caning, the BBC reports. The women were arrested in April after being discovered

in a parked car by Islamic enforcement officers. They pleaded guilty to breaking Islamic laws last month and were sentenced to six strokes of a cane each and fined $1110. Human rights organisations condemned the sentencing as a setback for human rights and said it could worsen discrimination against people in Ma-

laysia’s LGBT community. Women’s Aid said it was “appalled by this grave violation of human rights”. Muslim Lawyers’ Association deputy president Abdul Rahim Sinwan said that, unlike caning under civil laws, the punishment under Islamic laws isn’t painful or harsh and was meant to educate the women so they will repent. - PA

Minaj returning to NZ? Rap superstar Nicki Minaj could be on her way back to New Zealand. The Superbass hitmaker has just been named as a headliner for Australia’s FOMO Festival, which will head to Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne across two weekends in January. So will she add on a trip to New Zealand while she’s here? It looks promising. The festival often announces sideshows in New Zealand and earlier this year they delivered us Kaytranada and SZA. If Minaj does return, it will be her first time here since 2012.


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Trees, EVs and farming key – report

It’s tough for big corporate brands in this age of “culture war”. Do you pick a side and risk a backlash by offending half your customer base? Or do you stay silent and risk the ire of others by implicitly endorsing the politically dominant view? In what looks like one of the biggest branding calls of the Donald Trump presidency – Nike has picked a side. Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt Colin Kaepernick (@ Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018 The sportswear giant has chosen Colin

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Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racism, as one of the faces for advertisements commemorating the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” slogan. Capitalism often seems brutal and inhuman. We all know about the inequality it can create. But sometimes, in its own selfinterested way, it can reveal a democratic streak that’s more representative than the electoral system. This looks like one of those moments. Kaepernick certainly “just did it”. He has been front and centre of a cultural war in the US. His kneeling anthem protests address the ongoing issue of racial inequality and police brutality. They have been described as disrespectful by US President Donald Trump who called on the NFL to sack him and ban players from taking the knee. “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,” Trump tweeted. “If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to

do!” Many Americans agree and do not want to see politics in their sporting arenas. The issue has been deeply divisive so we can assume the decision by Nike to use Kaepernick so prominently has not been taken lightly. They have had him on their books for two years but have not used him in promotions. This week they finally made a call – and in doing so picked a side. “We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward,” Gino Fisanotti, Nike’s vice-president of brand for North America, told ESPN. Well, as much as Nike will want to talk about making a decision based on values you can bet that they have done the maths. The company will have modelled the numbers and assessed the risk of potential backlash from consumers who support Trump and dislike Kaepernick. The good news for those troubled by the rise of ultra-conservative nationalism in US politics is that Nike is betting that a majority of their consumers will stick with them and they will weather any backlash. It has a made a bold call. It may be that it is ultimately pragmatic and self-interested. If so then that in itself is heartening. – NZME

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Nike makes bold call with NFL player Kaepernick

That last finding follows last week’s note from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment suggesting methane from cows and sheep would need to reduce between 10-and-22 per cent to meet the country’s climate change goals and implying a smaller national dairy herd than at present. The report endorses a different treatment for “methane – a more powerful but much shorter-lived greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide – than for longerlived gases”. “Putting biogenic methane within either a dual-cap NZ ETS or an alternative methane quota system, will incentivise reductions of biogenic methane in recognition of its nature as a shortlived GHG,” the commission says. As foreshadowed in its interim report, the commission also endorses the key elements of the Net Zero Carbon Bill, currently in development by Climate Change Minister James Shaw, which include legislated GHG reduction targets, a system of carbon ‘budgets’ to allow progress to be tracked, greater certainty about the supply of NZUs, and an independent Climate Change Commission to oversee the country’s progress towards long-term change objectives, with as much parliamentary unity as possible on longterm policy. – NZME


A rapid transition to electric vehicles, sustained tree-planting on a scale seen only once before and major changes to farming methods are the key to New Zealand meeting its obligations to the global pact on climate change, the Productivity Commission says in its final report on becoming a “low carbon economy”. Carbon prices of at least $75 a tonne and perhaps higher than $200/t would also be required to spur investment and land use, transport fuel and industrial heat process changes over the next 30 years, the report said, a day after the price of a New Zealand Unit of carbon pushed through the current legislated cap of $25 a tonne for the first time since the emissions trading scheme came into being a decade ago. Ordered up by the previous government, the report takes into account the current government’s more ambitious climate change target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, rather than the target of 2100 set by the last National Party-led government. Starting sooner rather than later is vital for what will be a “long journey through very uncertain terrain”, the commission says in its 600-plus page report, which covers all sectors of the

economy that produce emissions, including agriculture, industrial heat, transport and waste management. “Modelling for this inquiry suggests that New Zealand can make the transition by cutting its domestic emissions at costs similar to those likely to be experienced by other developed countries. But the sooner New Zealand begins to reduce its emissions, the less abrupt and costly the transition will be.” The three most important changes the commission suggests are: – A transition from fossil fuels to electricity and other low-emissions fuels across the economy, with a “rapid and comprehensive switch of the light vehicle fleet to electric vehicles (EVs), and a switch away from coal and natural gas for industrial heat, “particularly for low and medium temperature heat users”. – “Sustained rates of (forest) planting over the next 30 years, mostly on land currently used for sheep and beef farming, potentially at an annual rate approaching the highest ever recorded (100,000 hectares in 1994). – “Changes to the structures and methods of agricultural production”, including more land being used for cropping and horticulture.


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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Beat the lunchbox dilemma S

chool lunches are the bane of most mums’ lives. Over the school lifetime of a child you could make around 3000 of these per child and, if you’re lucky, most of those may be eaten. And, again, if you’re lucky, the task of packing a school lunch might be taken over by a child once they hit second-

ary school. But no matter who packs the lunchbox, the eternal problem is what to put in there that’s tasty, tempting and likely to be eaten. Imagine the hundreds of thousands of dollars of food waste that comes out of lunchbox discards each day!

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Lunchbox pinwheels 3C plain flour 6t baking powder 1t salt 100g cold butter 2C tasty cheese 2t finely diced red onion Chopped parsley 1C milk Diced ham, grated cheese, chutney

1 small onion, finely diced 5 bacon rashers, finely diced 1/2 C chopped parsley 1C grated cheese 1/2 t baking powder 1C flour 1 egg 1C milk Sesame seeds, to sprinkle on the top of muffins

■ Preheat the oven to 210°C. Grease a large baking tray. ■ Sift dry ingredients together. ■ Make a well and grate butter into centre. ■ Rub butter into flour. Add cheese, onion and parsley and mix. ■ Use butter knife to cut milk as needed into mix (add just enough milk for dough to bind). ■ Tip on to floured board and pat together ■ Flatten into a loose rectangle then roll out to about 1cm thick. ■ Halve lengthways. ■ Add filling along centre of each roll. ■ Roll up from long side to make two long rolls. ■ With seam side down, cut into 2cm-thick slices and place on tray ■ Brush with milk and bake for 12 minutes or until golden and just cooked through.

■ Preheat oven to 180°C. ■ Combine onion, bacon, parsley, cheese, flour, baking powder, salt and freshly ground black pepper. ■ Beat 1 egg with milk. ■ Add to dry ingredients and mix together gently. ■ The batter should be wet. Use more milk if needed. ■ Spoon into a greased mini muffin pan. ■ Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for 30-40 minutes until puffed and golden.

Mini quiche 3 bacon rashers 3 eggs 300ml cream 3 sheets butter puff pastry 1C tasty cheese 3/4 C corn kernels Finely chopped red onion Diced tomato ■ Preheat oven to 200°C. ■ Cook the chopped bacon and onion in a small frying pan until the onion is soft. ■ Whisk together eggs and cream until well mixed. ■ Using a 9cm-wide round cookie cutter, cut pastry rounds ■ Gently press them into 12 muffin pans. ■ Place a little onion, bacon, corn, tomato and grated cheese in each. ■ Pour over the egg and cream mixture ■ Bake for 15 minutes until puffed and golden.

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Mini frittata 1C macaroni Grated carrots and courgettes or leftover vegetables, meat or fish 1C grated cheese 8 eggs 1/2 C low-fat milk ■ Heat the oven to 180°C. ■ Cook the pasta, drain and cool. ■ Line a muffin tin with baking paper. ■ Combine cooked pasta, courgettes, carrots or leftovers with with 3/4 of the grated cheese in a bowl. ■ Divide this mixture evenly into the muffin tray. ■ Whisk together the egg and milk. ■ Pour over the vegetables until the mixture is covered with the wet ingredients. ■ Season and sprinkle with remaining cheese. ■ Bake for approximately 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Baby dogs 8 small bread rolls 1C grated cheese, plus extra 2T tomato chutney 4 frankfurters, halved 1/2 red onion Tomato sauce and mustard

Energy bites 1C dates, seeds removed 1C dried apricots 1C rolled oats or desiccated coconut 1T tahini or coconut cream 2t cocoa or cacao 1/4 C coconut, for rolling the balls in

■ Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut wedge along top of each roll and open out slightly. ■ Mix cheese and chutney and spread in buns. ■ Add half a frankfurter, a little extra cheese and a few slices of onion to each. ■ Place the rolls on a lined baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes. ■ Pop cold into lunchbox with a little tomato sauce and mustard on top.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018


TEST YOURSELF Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz 1 – From Dunedin, Milford Sound is in which direction? a. South-west b. North c. North-west 2 – Rickets is caused by a deficiency in which vitamin? a. B b. C c. D 3 – Strasbourg is in which country? a. Belgium b. Germany c. France 4 – Kaley Cuoco is a lead actor in which TV series? a. Game of Thrones b. Modern Family c. Big Bang Theory 5 – What is 0.75 x 0.75? a. 0.25 b. 0.375 c. 0.5625 6 – When did mammoths disappear from the Earth? a. 450,000 years ago b. 45,000 years ago c. 4500 years ago 7 – Gewurztraminer wine would be described as...? a. Dry red b. Dry white c. Sweet white 8 – The Nga Puhi iwi come from...? a. Taranaki b. Northland c. Canterbury

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Alternatively you can email with the above details. Entries must be received no later than 9am, the following Tuesday. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD

Winners of Truth or Dare are: Alister Coutts (Guardian) Rachel Kennedy (Ashburton App) Shannon Churchill (Selwyn App)

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Beef nachos with avocado salsa Serves 4 Nachos 500-600g Quality Mark lean beef mince 1 onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2t mild smoked paprika 1t ground cumin 1/4 t chilli powder (optional) 400g can chopped tomatoes 400g can red kidney beans, drained 2C Campbell’s Real Stock – No Added Salt Beef 1C roasted red capsicum, sliced 1t brown sugar 3-4 wholemeal wraps Salsa 1 large ripe avocado, diced 1 cucumber, deseeded, diced 1/2 C fresh coriander, chopped Juice of 1 lime To serve Sour cream

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back to the pan along with the spices, tomatoes, beans, stock, capsicum and sugar. Simmer until reduced to a thick sauce (around 20-30 minutes). Taste and season as required. ■ Brush the wraps lightly with oil, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and place on oven trays. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until crisp, turning over once. Break them into big chips. ■ Salsa: Combine the ingredients gently in a bowl just before serving and season with salt and pepper. ■ To serve: Place chips on to plates and top with the mince. Add a spoonful of salsa, a dollop of sour cream and fresh coriander. Recipe courtesy of Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Rollercoaster ride continues T

he NRL finals start this weekend and the Warriors are just as good a chance of taking it out as any of the other seven teams. It’s a statement that, had it been made 12 months ago, would have had a lot of people falling off their chairs in fits of laughter. But, it’s true. The race for the title of the NRL’s premiership winners in 2018 is arguably the most open in recent memory. The Warriors finished in eighth spot, the last team to qualify for the top eight, but when all the dust settled after the final games of the regular season last weekend they were just two points – or a single win – off the top of the table. The Roosters claimed the minor premiership by a whisker. They finished on top of the table with 34 points along with the Storm, Rabbitohs and Sharks, but claimed the minor premier-

ship title courtesy of a marginally superior points differential compared to the Storm. Just two points back were the Broncos, Panthers and the Dragons. Just three weeks ago the Warriors lost a game they should have won – to the Bulldogs by one point. Had they won that, as they should have, they too would have finished on 34 points and at the top of the ladder, although to have had a chance to knock the Roosters off their perch they’d have needed to have scored a lot more points during the season. As it turned out, the Warriors could have lost their final match of the regular season on Friday night against the Raiders – either way they still would have finished up in the same spot on the ladder due to the weekend’s other results. But, I’m glad they didn’t. It was one of the best games of the season, for the action on the


field, the result, and the occasion. Mt Smart Stadium was full to the brim and humming for what was Simon Mannering’s 300th game. Finishing the season with four wins from their last five games would have given the Warriors a huge confidence boost, at a vital time. They started the season so well, winning their first five games on the trot – something unheard of for the Warriors – but the wheels fell off a few times as the season progressed prompting some of those who had jumped on the Warriors bandwagon after that

stellar start, to jump off again. But as it turned out, the Warriors did more than enough to earn a spot in the top eight for the first time in seven long years. They headed in to the finals as the underdogs, being the eighth team in the top eight, but as I’d said all along, it didn’t matter where in the top eight they finished because the Warriors were the kind of team that could win it from anywhere. In fact, they were probably more likely to win it from eighth spot than if they were top of the table, knowing the Warriors. First up though, they have to beat the Panthers on Saturday night in Sydney, and they are more than capable. They met just two weeks ago and it was the Warriors that came out on top 36-16. I, for one, am not ready to stop cheering them on this season, so fingers crossed the 2018 Warriors rollercoaster doesn’t stop running this weekend.

Doggies go mad Furious NRL CEO Todd Greenberg says there is no doubt action will be taken against Canterbury, claiming pictures that emerged of the club’s Mad Monday antics had “let down the game” ahead of the finals. The NRL and the Bulldogs have launched an investigation after pictures showed players nude, vomiting on the street and passed out during their end-of-season drinks at a Sydney hotel on Monday night. An unhappy Greenberg would not speculate on sanctions but has made it clear the Bulldogs will be punished after briefing clubs about Mad Monday etiquette recently. - AAP

Drama inspired Broncos Wayne Bennett’s contract saga has galvanised Brisbane’s NRL finals charge, according to captain Darius Boyd, who insists his longtime mentor is still the best coach in the game. The Broncos enter September as one of the form teams of the competition, having won their past three games headed into the finals. Brisbane haven’t lost since before the night of the infamous barbecue gathering at Bennett’s house, which was revealed in the same week reports peaked that the coach could be out of the club at the end of the year. - AAP

Music while you train


Pundits change their tune Accolades are raining down on the Warriors, with the game’s leading pundits predicting they will beat Penrith in Saturday night’s sudden-death NRL clash in Sydney. The usual derision for the Warriors has been replaced with delight, including claims their leading lights deserve to be 2018 award winners. Coach Steve Kearney, captain Roger-Tuivasa Sheck and hooker Issac Luke have been picked out for special mention. The fifth-seeded Panthers are $1.70 favourites to win the elimination finals match at the 85,000 capacity Olympic stadium, with the eighth-ranked Warriors paying around $2.15. But renowned tipsters appear to be shifting the other way. Fox Sports’ Michael Ennis is picking a Warriors upset in a wild match between “flamboyant” teams, and says the Auckland club can go all the way. “I applaud what Stephen Kearney has done – it’s been a terrific season,” said Ennis, who had a 14-season NRL career with five clubs, and played State of Origin. “I don’t know if they can win three weeks in a row in Australia but they can really trouble the Panthers. “Everyone talks (Shaun) Johnson up, (Roger) Tuivasa-Sheck, but Issac Luke is their key. “If he gets his game right he is the most damaging hooker in the competition. “I love their spine. “The Warriors can win this competition if Issac Luke has a terrific month.”

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The New Zealand Warriors were training with loud music as they prepare for their first playoff game since 2011. The Warriors face the Panthers at ANZ on Saturday and were using the unique technique to prepare for the crowd noise. “That’s something they’ve done before. Just a way to try and simulate what the atmosphere will be like as much as possible,” Tohu Harris said yesterday. “I’ve found it works. We had a few instances today where we found we had to be a lot clearer with our communication. That’s going to be how it is in the game.” - NZME

Halfback merry-go-round

Issac Luke has emerged as a vital cog for the Warriors this season. Veteran league journalist Brad Walter has picked out Roger Tuivasa-Sheck as the player of the year, and Steve Kearney as the coach of the year. Walter pointed to TuivasaSheck’s outstanding statistics, which included a staggering 338 run metres in a match against Newcastle. “Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has demonstrated why the battle to keep him from the clutches of the All Blacks was so significant,” Walter wrote on “The Warriors captain is a major reason for his team making the finals for the first time since 2011.

“Under Kearney’s guidance, the Warriors have been a much more consistent and durable team ... as evidenced by the number of games they managed to win in the absence of stars such as Shaun Johnson ... Kearney should be coach of the year.”’s power ranking expert Jamie Soward, another former State of Origin player, said the Warriors had played “smart footy and for each other”. The club had developed a new, resilient personality. “I tipped this team to finish second-last, but what an amazing turnaround,” he said. “They’ve gotten really fit,

played hard-nosed footy, controlled their off-loads.” He said Penrith could play like a top two side but were too inconsistent. Nick Campton, of the Herald Sun, is predicting a 34-26 win to the Warriors in a “track meet”. “The win by the Warriors two weeks ago is too difficult to ignore,” he reckoned. Campton also lauded No.9 Luke, saying: “The energy and aggression he provides around the ruck is a big part of the transformation the Warriors have undergone this season and he has become the beating heart of the side.” - NZME

Melbourne must become the first team to win a premiership without a settled halfback in three decades if they are to defend their NRL title this year. The Storm’s halfback merry-go-round searching for Cooper Cronk’s replacement will continue into the finals, with Brodie Croft expected to return from a knee injury to face South Sydney in Friday’s qualifying final. Scott Drinkwater was named at halfback for the first time last week but mostly played fullback, after Croft and Ryley Jacks had each played nine games at No.7 this year and Jahrome Hughes five. - AAP

Aus-Tonga in Auckland A historic test between Australia and Tonga in Auckland appears set to be confirmed by the New Zealand Rugby League. Negotiations between the NZRL and the NRL to stage the test at Mt Smart Stadium on October 20 are believed to have concluded. A press conference has been scheduled for this morning in Auckland, hosted by NZRL boss Greg Peters and NRL general manager of elite competitions Jason King. The NZRL is concerned the high-profile match would suck attention away from the trans-Tasman test at the same venue a week earlier. - AAP


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In brief Walsh settles for second Shot put world champion Tom Walsh has suffered a rare defeat at the IAAF World Challenge in Zagreb. The Diamond League series winner has been beaten into second by American Ryan Crouser who won with a best effort of 22.09 metres. Walsh managed 21.78 metres with his last throw to secure second. - NZME

Spurs at Wembley Tottenham are to play their Premier League game with Manchester City at Wembley on Monday, October 29. The clash was due to take place on October 28, but with Tottenham’s new stadium still not completed and Wembley hosting an NFL game on that day, the two clubs have agreed to move the game back 24 hours. Spurs have also confirmed all three of their Champions League group games will also be played at the English national stadium. - PA

Nations League begins

Miniballers take over the courts Ashburton Christian School’s Logan Roberts gets set to dribble the ball up court during the opening night of Year 3 miniball at the Oxford Street stadium on Monday night. Miniball officially got under way on Friday night at the EA Networks Centre with the first Year 6 games, while Year 4 miniball kicked off yesterday afternoon and Year 5 will follow after school today. Roberts’ Ashburton Christian School team was taking on the Borough Lakers in the first round on Monday. PHOTO ERIN TASKER 030918-ET-0025


Cook calls time on career England batsman Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket after this week’s test against India, saying yesterday there is “nothing left in the tank” after 12 record-breaking years in the team. An elegant and gritty left-handed opener, Cook is leaving the international game holding a slew of national records in tests: most runs (12,254), most appearances (160), most centuries (32) and most tests at captain (59). He played in 158 straight tests – a world record – and captained England from 2012-17, during which the team won back-to-back home Ashes series and a first series victory in India in 27 years. “The thought of not sharing the dressing room again with some of my team-mates was the hardest part of my decision,” the 33-year-old Cook said, “but I know the timing is right.” Cook has endured a lean summer at the top of the order for England, averaging only 15.57 in seven innings against India. But he stands sixth in the all-time list of leading test run-scorers, just above West Indies great Brian Lara, and needs 147 at The Oval to move past Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara in fifth place. “He’s probably not the most naturally gifted cricketer,” former England captain Alec Stewart said, “there will be others with far more natural talent that haven’t got the mental strength. “The combination of what Cook has,

both talent and mental strength, has meant he’s played for a very long time and has broken every single record going.” Cook, who will play next summer for English county Essex, made his test debut in March 2006 as a late replacement for Michael Vaughan and made an unbeaten 104 in the second innings. He missed the third test of that series because of illness but hasn’t missed one since. He will be remembered, among other things, for the graceful way he often tucked the ball off his hips for a single. He had a rare ability to bat for long periods – he has five double-centuries in tests – without losing focus and concentration whatever the conditions. And he almost always pulled out a big score when it was most needed, for the team and also for himself to get over dips in form. Cook surpassed his own mentor, Graham Gooch, when he exceeded 8900 test runs three years ago and that meant so much. As a 7-year-old, Cook lined up to get Gooch’s autograph outside Essex’s ground and they went on to become close friends. England now faces the tough task of finding a replacement at the top of the order, with Cook having had 12 opening partners since Andrew Strauss’ retirement in 2012. - PA

Germany will begin the rebuild of their battered football reputation tomorrow in the opening match of the inaugural Nations League, but their long road to recovery will begin with the toughest of assignments against World Cup champions France. The Nations League aims to boost interest in the autumn and spring internationals, which were seen by clubs and fans as disruptive to the domestic football season. - AAP

Cahill’s last hurrah Socceroos great Tim Cahill believes his farewell appearance will be the most emotional match of his stellar career and has described his upcoming stint in India as his last hurrah. Cahill is set to earn his 108th and final cap in the match against Lebanon in Sydney on November 20. - AAP

RESULTS ■ Shooting ATSA Champion of Club Champions August 31 At Seafield: Greg Menzies 195.12, 198.12, 393.24, Martin Fleming 195.8, 197.15, 392.23, Robbie Hewitt 195.10, 193.8, 388.18, Andy Oram 193.6, 195.11, 388.17, Carl Nordqvist 193.6, 195.6, 388.12, Brent Frame 193.9, 192.7, 385.16, Dave Kingsbury 191.7, Murray Cook 185.5. Juniors, Ben Nordqvist 95.1, 91.1, 186.2, Jakob Smith 89.1, 94.2, 183.3, Robert Spencer Jnr 88.0, 91.2, 179.2. September 3 Club Scores

Mt Somers Rifle Club Lachie Rooney 88.0, 83.1, Archie Rooney 87.2, 87.0, Jakob Smith 93.0, Mark Smith 91.1, Andy Oram 98.6, Wayne Tubb 92.3, Emily Heaven 69.0, 59.0, Jess Heaven 91.1, 92.1, Brendon Ridgen 96.5, 91.2, Dave Millichamp 98.6, Eddie Millichamp 89.0, 89.0, Stephen Millichamp 98.3.

Mayfield Rifle Club Durness Trophy handicap shoot. Robert Spencer Jnr 87.1, hcp 8.0, 95.1, Nicholas McDowell 78.0, 8.0, 86.0, Sarah Gould 80.0, 8.0, 88.0, Daniel Gould 85.0, 8.0, 93.0, Ben Nordqvist 92.1, 5.7, 97.8, Alan Wakelin 89.2, 4.5, 93.7, Hamish Kirk 87.1, 8.0, 95.1, Andrew Donaldson 97.4, 3.1, 100.5, Carl Nordqvist 97.5, 2.4, 99.9, Martin Fleming 99.7, 2.4, 102.1, John Fleming 96.3, 3.7, 100.10.

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Alastair Cook will be hard to replace.

Ashleigh Houston 70.0, 75.1, Tony Houston 90.3, Bruce Dellow 85.2, Greg Menzies 99.8, Grant Glassey 95.4, Allan Mitchell 92.3, 94.3, Garth Wright 90.1, 88.0, Murray Cook 95.3, 97.3, 97.3.

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In brief Players in Aoraki team Ashburton College has had four players named in the Aoraki secondary school girls’ rugby team, alongside three players from Mount Hutt College. The Aoraki secondary school competition’s final was played last week, with the Ashburton College/Mt Hutt combined first XV going down to Craighead 20-10. This week the Aoraki team was named and there were seven Mid Canterbury girls in the mix – Aidan Elvines, Naomi Sooaemalelagi, Kate Donald and Naumai Terekia from Ashcoll, and Tyla Harraway, Tayla Barnaby and Caitlin Smith from Mt Hutt. The team plays in two mini tournaments, then in the South Island Secondary Schools’ tournament in Christchurch at the end of September.

One-game coach Leicester Tigers acted ruthlessly to sack head coach Matt O’Connor just one game into the new England Premiership season. Never before has a Premiership coach been axed so early in the season hinting at the depth of turmoil behind the scenes at England’s best supported and most decorated club. The ten-time champions, once a byword for stability and success, have now dispatched three main men inside 18 months. - NZME

Folaus weigh options

Ribbon day brings out the best in gymnasts Ellie O’Neill from the Ashburton Gymnastics Club is all focus as she performs a routine on the balance beam at Dynamic Gymnastic Sport’s ribbon day on Sunday. Held at the Sports Hall on Tancred Street, the event attracted more than 160 entries. Joining in with the local competitors from both the Ashburton and Dynamic gymnastics clubs, were competitors from Olympia Gymsports, Blenheim Gymnastics, Rangiora Gymnastics, the Christchurch School of Gymnastics, Flip Gymnastics, West Melton Gymnastics and Woodend Gymnastics. PHOTO KATIE TODD 020918-KT-0376

Where Israel Folau plays rugby next season could be determined by where his wife Maria plays netball. The off-contract Wallabies and Waratahs star admits he would be “in a bit of trouble” if he made a call without consulting the New Zealand netball ace. The shooter has been given the green light to play in Australia’s Super Netball and still represent her country, putting herself on the market for next season. - AAP


Time for Mo’unga to shine BY PATRICK MCKENDRY Changes are coming for the All Blacks this week as they prepare to play Argentina in Nelson and one of the more straightforward, and interesting, selections will be for the No.10 jersey which will probably be given to Richie Mo’unga. Beauden Barrett couldn’t have done much more in scoring four tries against Australia at Eden Park last time out and he was pretty good in Sydney the week earlier too. But now it’s time for the All Blacks selectors to see what the 24-year-old Crusader can do at the start of a test. Mo’unga isn’t likely to get that chance against the Springboks in Wellington next week, so, after running the water for his teammates in their last two tests now it’s time for him to alter the flow in a different and more meaningful way. He wasn’t allowed to play for

Canterbury in the interim because of a high workload over the past two seasons relative to his age, but another reason would have been due to the risk of injury and the fact that this test at Trafalgar Park has his name written all over it. There may be a temptation to start Damian McKenzie, who remains No.2 in the first-five pecking order. But McKenzie offers such good value on the reserves bench, and was so good in finishing the demolition job on the Wallabies at Eden Park, that the selectors might opt to keep him there to provide a quality back-up and sense of security. There aren’t too many more tests before the World Cup in which to start Mo’unga in a comfortable environment. The return test against Argentina in Buenos Aires is a possibility but is a completely different prospect to playing in Nelson,

which leaves probably only the November tests against Japan in Tokyo and Italy in Rome as other options. Everyone, including Mo’unga himself, knows he’s a talent, so now is probably the time to allow him to express himself because the alternative could lead to frustration. “Richie is a younger player who in the last two or three years has had massive minutes,” assistant coach Ian Foster said yesterday in answering why Mo’unga wasn’t allowed to play for Canterbury. “He’s had a big role at the Crusaders and has done that really well. “He’s carried that on and had big minutes with Canterbury and has done that well. We felt for him it was a good chance to chill out and charge up. “He’s an explosive athlete and … we thought he’d benefit from a break.” Mo’unga, easily the best-per-

forming first-five in Super Rugby, has played only 11 minutes of test rugby – as a late replacement for McKenzie in the big win over France in Dunedin – but he has showed enough in leading the Crusaders to two titles, and the Barbarians to their narrow loss to the All Blacks at Twickenham in November, that he is not afraid of the big stage. Foster acknowledged the selectors faced a balancing act this week. “It’s what can we do this week that’s going to improve our game and take it to a slightly different level,” he said. “We’ve seen some players grow by having a couple of games in a row and start to get a bit of consistency but we’ve got to balance that up with the fatigue

levels of playing international rugby and making sure whoever goes out there is at 100 per cent and can give it everything.” Foster said Ryan Crotty and Sam Cane had trained well after their concussion incidents in Sydney and Auckland and remained on track to be available. - NZME


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International flavour Champion jumps jockey Michael Mitchell has answered an SOS call from the other side of the world to take the ride on Gallante in Sunday’s Schweppes Great Northern Hurdle (4150m) at Te Aroha. Mitchell, 27, hasn’t ridden in New Zealand for nearly two years, instead plying his trade around the globe, and the presence of the Englishman, who will fly in from the United States to ride a French and Australian Group One-winning flat galloper in the jumps feature, adds a real international flavour to the race. Only last month, Mitchell guided Show Court to success in the G1 AP Smithwick Memorial (3300m) at Saratoga in the US, his second straight win in the race after securing his first American Grade One win on Swansea Mile 12 months earlier. Mitchell’s booking for impressive last-start Te Aroha maiden hurdle winner Gallante came through Michelle Northcott, who has remained in regular contact with the jumps rider since he left New Zealand. “Aaron Kuru loves this horse and has done a great job with him but he was booked for one of Paul Nelson’s so Michelle got in contact with Michael and he’s agreed to come,” trainer Graeme Rogerson said. “He’s world-class now. “He’s just won another big one in the United States and he won the jumps premiership and was jumps jockey of the year when he was riding for us. “He’s won some big races for us.” Mitchell’s biggest win in New


Counties abandoned A track inspection by the Racing Integrity Unit, track staff and trainers on Tuesday morning has resulted in the abandonment of today’s Counties meeting. The decision to abandon the meeting was made as a result of the extremely wet and inconsistent nature of the track. As a result of the abandonment, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing have added a maiden 2000m race to the Waipa programme on Friday September 7. - NZME

Mihaul euthanised Talented galloper Mihaul was euthanised on Monday after sustaining multiple knee fractures on Saturday. The Moira and Kieran Murdochtrained five-year-old went amiss over the concluding stages of the Heart Of Hawke’s Bay (1200m) won by Te Akau Shark, and despite efforts to repair the fractures in his left foreleg the gelding could not be saved. The hitherto unbeaten galloper won his first five starts, the first two for New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock. - NZME

Bonneval set for Dato

Michael Mitchell will be aboard Gallante in the Schweppes Great Northern Hurdle on Sunday. Zealand so far was in the 2015 Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) at Riccarton aboard the Brian and Shane Andertontrained High Forty, one of 22 races he won during the course of that winter. Prepared by Rogerson, his wife Debbie and granddaughter Bailey, Gallante will be Mitchell’s sixth ride in the Great Northern Hurdle, a race he came closest to winning when second aboard Raisafuasho at Ellerslie in 2016.

“We think he’s flying,” Rogerson said of the dual Group Onewinning galloper. “He’s a tough horse. “He doesn’t like being hit with the stick but he’s been going to Ann Browne’s and Ann said to me he’s a natural. “But he can put in a short one and a long one. “He works up Brownes’ hill like a trooper. He pulls all the way up and he’s still pulling at the top too.

“The jumping has turned him around mentally.” Gallante’s 16 3/4-length maiden hurdle triumph at Te Aroha last month was his first win since the 2016 Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick. Mitchell will also ride the Peter and Jessica Brosnan-trained Old Countess in the Irvines Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m) at Te Aroha and Wilijonmcbride and Suffice To Say on the undercard. - NZME

Dual New Zealand Horse of the Year Bonneval has arrived safely in Melbourne and is set to kickoff her spring campaign in the Gr.2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday. It will be the Makfi mare’s first start since last year’s Melbourne spring carnival, where she was victorious in the Dato first-up before going on to win the Gr.1 Underwood Stakes (1600m) at Caulfield. She was ruled out of the autumn because of a suspensory ligament strain and co-trainer Andrew Forsman said he is looking forward to Bonneval’s return on Saturday. “She might be half a run short but I’m fairly confident that she won’t be far away.” - NZME

Wanganui dogs Today at Hatrick Raceway

Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway 9 37765 Jay Wendy nwtd ................................. N Udy Meeting Date: 05 Sep 2018 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 10 37885 Sefton Brew nwtd ............................... N Udy 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3 1.00pm AON CPF C0 C0, 520m 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 Dee Bee Gee nwtd..................... G Hodgson 1 12.25pm ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 2 6F66 Bigtime Kiowa nwtd............................L Cole 1 5253F Bigtime Jasmine nwtd ........................L Cole 3 7536 Jetlag Jag nwtd .........................J McInerney 2 25555 Miss Wiggle nwtd K & .......................Phillips 4 47663 Zara Cheebee nwtd ..........................M Flipp 3 74737 Ponder Rosa nwtd......................B Goldsack 5 44864 Bigtime Bridget nwtd ....................... C Brider 4 x2222 Mischief Seeker nwtd .......................R Waite 6 2 Prettiest Eyes nwtd .........................M Olden 5 65772 Manimal nwtd ...............................M Roberts 7 3F746 Hashtag Blessed nwtd .................M Roberts 6 44437 Kylie Jean nwtd .................................M Flipp 8 74558 Arthur’s Crown nwtd .........................R Waite 7 746 Sedgebrook Pride nwtd.......................F Kite 9 37765 Jay Wendy nwtd ................................. N Udy 8 78683 Way Anchor nwtd .......................B Goldsack 10 87767 That’s Frank nwtd ......................J McInerney 9 66586 Slam It nwtd ..............................J McInerney 4 1.18pm PALAMOUNTAINS SCIENTIFIC NUTRITION 10 x8648 Shazza’s Boy nwtd S & .....................G Hunt C0 C0, 305m 2 12.43pm WANGANUI CHRONICLE C0 C0, 520m 1 365x Idol Fancy Pants nwtd .......................M Flipp 1 23844 Spark ‘Em Up nwtd .........................S Codlin 2 33246 Sedgebrook Saint nwtd .......................F Kite 2 27335 Bigtime Ashii nwtd J & ........................D Bell 3 6742F Goldstar Wilson nwtd .......................S Stone 3 65442 Cookie Biscuit nwtd...........................M Flipp 4 3424F Subway Kay nwtd.......................B Goldsack 4 272 Bill’s Barker nwtd.............................S Maher 5 55557 Homebush Satara nwtd.............J McInerney 5 Kamada Park nwtd ......................A Turnwald 6 42 Pick A Pascal nwtd......................A Turnwald 6 84577 Magic Maria nwtd ..........................G Atwood 7 23654 Banjo Hope nwtd A & ......................Williams 7 23F24 Bigtime Jetty nwtd ..............................L Cole 8 36x86 Sly John nwtd J & ...............................D Bell 8 63443 Arm Turner nwtd........................J McInerney 9 8458 Tuff An’ Spicy nwtd ........................B Mitchell


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858 Liberty Blue nwtd .............................R Waite

5 1.35pm HATRICK STAKES C1 C1, 520m

1 72322 Fancy Fifita 30.75............................C Morris 2 53264 Cawbourne Lick 30.38 J & ..................D Bell 3 42228 Flying Lachie nwtd ......................A Turnwald 4 56621 Rose And Crown 30.55 ................M Goodier 5 11241 Cheese And Chalk 30.65 ...................L Cole 6 61475 Go Ring 31.21 ...................................M Flipp 7 43441 Princess Pea 31.24 ..........................P Taylor 8 24387 Spot On Hearty nwtd ...............E Duganzich Emergencies: 9 13765 Bigtime Buster 30.48 G & ...... S Fredrickson 10 65533 Brazil Cambara nwtd...................A Turnwald 6 1.53pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C1 C1, 520m 1 86588 Cawbourne Bettsy 30.99.......... K Gommans 2 75422 Gentleman Tim 30.46..................A Turnwald 3 44334 Lucky James 30.68 ...........................M Flipp 4 53781 Idol Little Girl 30.99 ...........................M Flipp 5 62446 Bigtime Monty 30.28 ..........................L Cole 6 17236 Queen Big League 30.63 ............A Turnwald 7 12621 Sub Eighteen 30.97 ...........................L Cole 8 76812 Stormy Jay 31.34 ...............................W Kite 9 63876 Opawa Mine 30.72 ............................. N Udy 10 42628 Cawbourne Taylor 30.05 ..............M Roberts

7 2.10pm LIQUORLAND WANGANUI HT1 C1q, 305m

1 15586 Zara Zara 17.81 ................................M Flipp 2 53578 Carefree Highway 17.76 A &...........Williams 3 78648 Fantastic Zoe nwtd S & .....................G Hunt 4 5F11 It’s Complicated 17.99........................L Cole 5 45457 Spirit Of Nathan 17.92 ....................C Morris 6 52478 Breed Apart 17.75...........................M Olden 7 78743 Alamein Panda 17.90 K & .................Phillips 8 73686 Homebush Tulip nwtd ................J McInerney 9 23786 Rocky Top 18.08 ..............................P Taylor 10 78665 Cawbourne Bee nwtd J & ...................D Bell 8 2.27pm CHRISTMAS AT THE RACES DECEMBER C1 HT2 C1q, 305m 1 87738 Homebush Razz 18.04 .............J McInerney 2 8x736 Cawbourne Frost 17.59...................C Morris 3 84274 Cawbourne Mack nwtd A &.............Williams 4 48366 Agistri nwtd S &.................................G Hunt 5 18881 White Comet 18.10 ....................... D Donlon 6 52742 Podium Phobia 18.24 .........................L Cole 7 2241x Alamein Stretch 18.07 K & ................Phillips 8 513 Leger’s Magic 18.71 ..........................M Flipp 9 42778 Judge Me Jackie 17.91 .................. L Pearce 10 24687 Killer Frost 18.47 ..............................P Taylor 9 2.42pm WANGANUI TOYOTA C1 HT3 C1q, 305m

1 36715 Bigtime Hannah 17.88 .......................L Cole 2 56537 Kellydean 18.10 ..............................C Morris 3 71254 Idol Dude 17.91.................................M Flipp 4 422F3 Bigtime Dean 18.15 A &..................Williams 5 62647 Bigtime Blast 17.72 .................... D P Symes 6 41341 Alamein Dip 17.95 K & ......................Phillips 7 71688 Banshee Reel 18.05 ........................R Waite 8 68436 Lil Diva nwtd ..............................J McInerney Emergencies: 9 75758 Making It Up 17.79 ..........................C Morris 10 84762 Crackle 17.94 ................................. L A Hunt 10 3.02pm J P PRINT PETONE C1 HT4 C1q, 305m 1 36188 Blackish 18.24..................................P Taylor 2 7453x Hotdog Shannon 17.98 ...................C Morris 3 53533 Idol Alan nwtd ...................................M Flipp 4 43647 Sozin’s Treasure nwtd ...............J McInerney 5 38236 Bigtime Kalani 17.88 G & ....... S Fredrickson 6 12682 Epic Spark 18.22............................... B Hunt 7 47442 Bigtime Boy 17.79 ........................M Goodier 8 53321 Alamein Tiger 17.80 ................. K Gommans 9 34758 Cawbourne Muzza nwtd J & ...............D Bell 10 86865 Cawbourne Spook 17.87 .................... L Bell LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Wanganui dogs Today at Hatrick Raceway

Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Race- 10 87657 Bigtime Kaea 18.01 J & ......................D Bell 10 38458 Smash Fire 18.13..............................M Flipp way Meeting Date: 05 Sep 2018 NZ Meeting number: 9 2 3.37pm BOOK YOUR FUNCTION @ HATRICK C1 3 3.54pm LASER PLUMBING C1 HT7 C1q, 305m Doubles: 1 and 2; 4 and 5 Trebles: 3, 4 and 5 HT6 C1q, 305m 1 27236 Flying Canary nwtd ...................J McInerney 1 3.19pm (NZT) FIRST SECURITY C1 HT5 C1q, 305m 1 72662 Sly Carl nwtd ...................................... N Udy 2 27375 Lucha 17.82 ......................................D Edlin 1 1F826 Eight Oh Three 17.99 ........................M Flipp 2 56731 Indy’s Boy 18.02 .................................W Kite 3 76472 Tiger Uppercut 17.89 .......................... L Bell 2 85728 Zara Daiken nwtd ............................... N Udy 3 62424 Zoe Jean 17.87 .................................M Flipp 4 48843 Mini Mansion 17.89 ...........................M Flipp 3 11358 Flying Koko 18.23 ............................S Stone 4 23585 Little Tornado 18.16..........................R Waite 5 84x56 Ciara 17.87 I C & ...........................J Lenden 4 15584 Watch Your Back 17.86 ......................W Kite 5 86454 Homebush Belle 17.84..............J McInerney 6 56374 Go Ash 18.02 ....................................M Flipp 5 15433 He’s A Sharkie nwtd ................. K Gommans 6 22335 Hurricane Al 18.16 ..........................C Morris 7 57455 Opawa Bucks 17.87 .........................R Waite 6 41368 Swift Liberty nwtd.............................R Waite 7 43587 Lissadell Babe 17.99..................... D Donlon 8 81753 No Mug 17.97 .................................C Morris 7 24332 Whippy Bale 18.12 ..........................C Morris 8 48x37 Nero 17.58 ..................................B Hodgson Emergencies: 8 78x45 Hardaway Chief 17.93...............J McInerney Emergencies: 9 52688 Don’t Muzzle Me 17.80 ..............B Goldsack 9 75676 Hungry Machine 18.00 ....................L Doody 9 28447 Broken Wallet 17.90 ................. K Gommans 10 14678 Four Twenty 18.38 .....................J McInerney

4 4.12pm MAX REFRIGERATION C1 HT8 C1q, 305m

1 55177 Captain Kate 18.28 .........................C Morris 2 18454 Not Shackley 17.86 ............................ N Udy 3 68635 Another Flag 17.68 ...........................M Flipp 4 66364 Buzzy Gem 17.96 ..............................J Hunt 5 18 Born Fab 18.26 ...............................S Maher 6 36116 Homebush Rieko nwtd ..............J McInerney 7 44542 Manly Monkey 17.80 J & .....................D Bell 8 55765 Bigtime Nibbles nwtd.......................L Doody Emergencies: 9 64686 Zip Zap Zoe nwtd ......................J McInerney 10 77884 Ace Star 17.92 ...........................B Goldsack 5 4.29pm ADEPT ACCOUNTANTS C0D C0d, 645m

1 61762 Thrilling Stan nwtd ............................D Edlin 2 66854 Dyna Boomer nwtd K &.....................Phillips 3 62241 Cawbourne Symsy nwtd J & ...............D Bell 4 14447 Oity Allen nwtd .............................M Roberts 5 23232 Allen Mack nwtd ...........................M Roberts 6 32531 Clover Bubba nwtd ......................A Turnwald 7 27234 Jinja Flash nwtd ................................D Edlin 8 47254 Rumors nwtd ......................................L Cole Emergencies: 9 35645 Mischief Viking nwtd........................... N Udy 10 56621 Rose And Crown nwtd .................M Goodier LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Sport 18

Ashburton Guardian

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

In brief


Golfers miss their target By Erin TaskEr

Ashburton College’s golf team’s shot at national glory has fallen short. Playing in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Golf Championships in Palmerston North the team of Brent Kirdy, Wilson Hii, Josh Ackerley and Brayden Wood had a tough day at the office on Monday, ending up 16th out of 16 teams. The championships were a one-day, 36-hole event, with Ackerley producing the team’s best performances, shooting an 83 and an 86. While the team was done, Ackerley was staying on to compete in the New Zealand Under-19 Championships. Meanwhile, down in Dunedin it was better news for the Ashburton College A netball team, with two wins from two outings on day one ensuring they’d finish in the top 16. They beat Mt Aspiring College 43-21 before taking out a nailbiter against Otago Girls’ High School 34-33, and a win over Nelson College yesterday morning would have seen them top their pool, but they went down 41-28. They then took on Rangiora in their first cross-pool game yesterday afternoon and lost 40-25. In the netball tournament’s C grade, Mt Hutt College picked up two wins on day one – beating Rolleston College 25-20 and East Otago 38-11. Yesterday they beat Cheviot 3029 and Aparima College 23-19. In Blenheim at the Gary Snowden tournament, the Ashburton College football girls’ 1st XI played well in their first game, coming away with a 3-3 draw against Villa Maria, with Amy Pearson nabbing a hat-trick for the Ashburton side. Their second game against Avonside Girls’ High School was neck and neck early on and Avon-

Treloar worries Eagles West Coast coach Adam Simpson admits he’ll feel a slightly worried if Collingwood select star midfielder Adam Treloar for Saturday night’s qualifying final at Optus Stadium. Treloar hasn’t played since injuring both hamstrings during the Magpies’ round 14 win over Carlton in June. The 25-yearold has returned to full training and is pushing for an AFL recall this week. “He’s an A-grade midfielder,” Simpson said of Treloar. “He breaks the lines and he hits the scoreboard so there’s definitely some worries if he plays.” - AAP

Watford on the charge Watford’s win over Tottenham Hotspur has reinforced the belief they can beat anyone in the Premier League, but midfielder Christian Kabasele has warned his teammates not to get carried away with their fast start. Watford beat title contenders Spurs 2-1 for a fourth victory from as many games that has left them third in the table behind Liverpool and Chelsea. “We need to keep this spirit, because we can beat anybody, but we can also lose against anybody,” Belgian Kabasele said. - AAP

Sharapova knocked out The Ashburton College junior boys’ rugby side takes a break from their tournament in Queenstown to pose for a photograph in front of the snow-capped mountains. PHOTO SUPPLIED side led 2-1 at half-time. Despite struggling with dismal weather and fatigue the Ashburton girls levelled it at 2-all, but Avonside ran away with it from there, winning 6-2. Up the front for Ashburton Pearson once again shone scoring both goals, with fantastic linking and attacking from Maggie Tarry, while down the other end Gemma Taylor played well in the goal, saving many other shots. In Invercargill, at the Audrey Timlin Memorial Tournament the Ashburton College girls’ hockey first XI had a second loss late on day one, going down 3-1 to Craighead, with Kate Donald scoring their sole goal off a penalty corner.

They played Cashmere yesterday afternoon and were unlucky not to score in what was an even game, going down 1-0, with two pool play games remaining today. In Timaru at the Johnson Cup, the Ashburton College boys’ first XV hockey side went down 3-0 to Taradale High School on Monday night, spending a lot of time on defence and unable to convert the chances they did get in the second half. Yesterday they took on Hutt Valley High School and the game ended in a 1-all draw, with both goals coming indirectly from first-half penalty corners and neither team able to break the deadlock in the second half. In Queenstown at the Rural

Livestock Junior Rugby tournament, Ashburton College followed up a loss in their first game with a win in their second, beating Wakatipu High School 33-14, but lost to Waimea 19-12 yesterday morning. Meanwhile in Ashburton, in the Chris Arthur Cup hockey tournament for girls’ second XI sides, after two games each it was Christchurch Girls’ High School and St Cuthbert’s College on top of pool A, and St Margaret’s College and Westlake Girls’ High School on top of pool B. Tomorrow, the Schick Southern Cup basketball tournament will get under way at the EA Networks Centre, with the Ashburton College senior boys’ first game set to be against Cashmere B at 8.30am.

Carla Suarez Navarro has celebrated her 30th birthday in style by ending Maria Sharapova’s unbeaten record in night session matches at the US Open to book a quarter-final berth. The Spanish 30th seeed took advantage of an error-prone Sharapova to secure a 6-4 6-3 victory. “It’s the first time I’ve played this year at night. I’m very happy because I played a good match,” Navarro said. - AAP

DeChambeau takes Dell Cameron Smith has squandered a chance to win the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston but has cemented his status as Australia’s best hope to finally win the $10 million FedExCup title. For consecutive tournaments, 25-yearold Smith finished third behind the in-form Bryson DeChambeau as the American cruised to his second play-offs victory in as many starts. - AAP


Millman stuns Federer Roger Federer served poorly. Closed poorly, too. And now he’s gone, beaten at the US Open by an opponent ranked outside the top 50 for the first time in his career. Looking slow and tired on a sweltering night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the No. 2-seeded Federer double-faulted 10 times, failed to convert a trio of set points and lost 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3) in the fourth round to John Millman in a match that began Monday and concluded at nearly 1 am on Tuesday. It’s only the second time in Federer’s past 14 appearances at the US Open that he’s lost before the quarterfinals. He is, after all, a fivetime champion at the tournament, part of his men’s-record haul of 20 Grand Slam titles. “I have so much respect for Roger and everything he’s done for the game. He’s been a hero of mine, and today he was definitely not at his best,” Millman said, “but, you know, I’ll take it.” So much for that highly anticipated matchup

between Federer and 13-time major champion Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals. Instead, it’ll be the 55th-ranked Millman, an Australian who had never made it past the third round at a Slam until last week, taking on No. 6 seed Djokovic. Millman was adamant he would not be intimidated by Federer, and perhaps was helped by having spent time practising together a few months ago ahead of the grass-court portion of this season. Still, this was a stunner. Maybe the 75 per cent humidity played a role. Millman’s big rips on groundstrokes didn’t help matters. As the unforced errors mounted, Federer’s wife, Mirka, couldn’t bear to look, placing her forehead on her hands in the guest box in the stands. Federer hung his head at a changeover, a little black fan pointed right at his face, but noth- A dejected Roger Federer courtside after he was beaten by John Millman. PHOTO AP ing seemed to make him feel like himself. - AP


Wednesday, September 5, 2018



Ashburton Guardian



Maintenance Fitter Ashburton, Full time We currently have a full-time (44 hours per week, day and night shifts) permanent Maintenance Fitter role available at our Ashburton plant.

Grain & Seed Machinist / Storeman Position

To apply please go to our careers site and enter the job code 4842AGU.

Rakaia Cates Grain & Seed is a specialist grain and seed production and marketing company based in Ashburton, Canterbury.

Applications close on Friday, 14 September 2018. Apply online now at


Approximately 12hrs/wk We are a small family owned business producing timber products mainly for the rural sector of Mid Canterbury. The above position has become vacant due to our long serving office administrator moving onto new ventures. We are looking for someone with at least 5 years experience in a similar sole charge position. There is some flexibility in the hours of work and can be fitted around school hours / holidays. You will be responsible for all debtors / creditors, wages, GST, paye, bank reconciliations, royalties and timber sales when required. Experience using MYOB and Acepayroll is preferred Please apply in writing to: Wayne Farr Adams Sawmilling Co Limited Malcolm Mcdowell Road, PO Box 506, Ashburton Phone (03) 308 3595 Email:

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Due to company growth a fulltime seed cleaning machinist / storeman position has become available in our Rakaia processing facility.

Arable Farm Worker Full time position available on an irrigated 565ha crop and store lamb operation near Methven. Must have some past cropping experience, a clean driver’s licence and your own transport. A good level of English is essential and you must be in NZ and have a valid work visa. References are required. Accommodation is available. Pay rates are negotiable according to relevant experience. Phone 022 304 5116 for further information.

Reporting to the site manager duties will include overseeing (in conjunction with the site manager) the production and operation of a modern seed cleaning plant, serving farmer clients, forklift operation and general store duties. The successful applicant will have customer contact so a friendly and efficient manner is essential. Applicants will need to be physically fit with a positive attitude and be able to work well in a small friendly team environment. Previous experience and knowledge of the grain and seed industry along with any MPI seed sampler qualifications would be an advantage but not necessary as full training and access to MPI courses will be provided. Applications, including a current CV, close on Friday, September 21, 2018 with: The Manager Cates Grain & Seed Ltd P O Box 337, Ashburton 7740 Email – All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

MID CANTERBURY PHYSICAL HEALTH ADVISOR, SPORT CANTERBURY - ASHBURTON BASED Are you passionate about the value of physical activity for wellbeing? If so, we want to hear from you! Sport Canterbury is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join our Physical Activity team based in our Ashburton office. The Physical Health Advisor is responsible for the delivery of to the Green Prescription service by screening, coaching and supporting clients to engage in lifelong physical activity. They will also provide support to the Community Group Strength and Balance programme. The successful candidate will ideally have: • An understanding of the health benefits of physical activity • Experience working in the physical activity sector, knowledge of exercise prescription in special populations and hold a relevant tertiary qualification • Experience in group facilitation and delivery of group exercise sessions • Engage and support local physical activity providers • Empathy with the exercise needs and motivations of inactive adults • Ability to engage and motivate others • Confidence in working with family/whānāu and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds • Ability to identify and build key partnerships with community organisations • Understanding of and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi • Proficient computing skills To be accepted all applications must include: • Completed application form • Cover letter and • CV Before applying for the role, please contact Sport Canterbury to obtain a copy of the position description and ensure you highlight your experience relevant to the role. You will also require an application form. Contact email: or phone (03) 373 5060. Applications should be received no later than Wednesday, 1September 19, 2018. Please send applications via post to: The General Manager Sport Canterbury PO Box 2606, Christchurch 8140 Or via email: For more information on Sport Canterbury, please visit our website www.

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Registered Nurse

We are looking to recruit an experienced Registered Nurse with NZ experience and a current APC, who is passionate about providing excellent quality care to our residents here at Terrace View Retirement Village. Reporting to the Nurse Manager this role works with our caregivers to deliver clinical care in a warm and caring manner to our residents. The person we are looking for will have demonstrated their empathy and experience in working with older people, have excellent communication skills, good documentation skills, InterRai trained, sense of humour and enjoy working as part of multi-disciplinary team focused on excellent delivery of care. Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. For a job description email: Applications close 20th of September 20, 2018. To apply email your CV and covering letter to:

Guardian Situations Vacant

PART TIME BAR STEWARD ASHBURTON RSA We are seeking to appoint a suitable applicant for the above position. Must be able to work nights and weekends as required and holding a Bar Managers Licence would be an advantage, and also have a current clean NZ Drivers licence.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018




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Advance Ashburton Community Foundation has scholarships available NOW.

Notice of Intention to Convert Licensing Trust to Community Trust to apply.

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012



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


WHEEL alignments at great prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. Phone 308-6737.


BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 348 9439.


SHELLY, Health massage. 9am to 9pm. Chinese girl, Ashburton. Phone 022 684 ASHLEY - Short and sweet. No texting 021 0275 9055. 1692. CINDY - Asian lady, slim, model figure, very sexy, GRAZING LAMB grazing required. excellent massage, one week Grass preferred, other feeds only in/out call. Phone 021 considered. Phone Ian 0272 046 4314. 302 188. FIRST time. One day only. LAMB grazing wanted, prefer Asian, 36D, size 10, hot, grass or clover. Phone Mitch sexy, good massage. Phone 021 187 9283. 027 3131 320.



CONTAINERS for sale or RENTAL hire, ex shipping: general and insulated. Sidelifter available FOUR bedroom, warm brick for delivery. Wilson Bulk house on town boundary. Transport, Phone 308-7772. Double garage, two log burners. Phone 027 4344 MEADOW hay, good quality, 808. shed stored. $6 per bale. TO RENT - Three bedroom Phone 027 555 1123. family home, central location, log fire and dishwasher, large double garage and large fenced section. $360 per week. Phone 0274 385 222.

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Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 352 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, that the trustees of ASHBURTON LICENSING TRUST have passed a resolution to convert ASHBURTON LICENSING TRUST to a Community Trust. Electors of ASHBURTON LICENSING TRUST are entitled to request a meeting to be called under section 353 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (provided 50 or more Electors make such a request) and to request a poll to be held under section 355 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (provided 15% or more of Electors make such a request within forty working days after the date of this notice). Any such request must be made by giving notice in writing to ASHBURTON LICENSING TRUST at Level 2, Somerset House, cnr East and Burnett Streets, Ashburton 7700.

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Daily Events

September 5 & 6, 2018


ASHBURTON MENZSHED. Come and join “fellow sheddies” for some fun and fellowship, make/fix something in our new workshop. 8 William Street. (not public holidays). 10am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10am MID CANTERBURY LADIES FRIENDSHIP CLUB. Coffee morning at Robert Harris, West Street. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am - 3pm AGE CONCERN 206 CLUB. Monday Tuesday and Wednesday each week, 60 years and older. More information ring Age Concern 308-

6817. Cameron Street. 10.30am AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. CENTRAL TOWN - Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. Buffalo Lodge rooms, Cox Street, Ashburton. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Seated exercises suitable for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. (excluding school holidays). 11.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid-week service, communion and lunch. 48 Allens Road. 1.30pm ASHBURTON HERB SOCIETY. Monthly meeting with speaker Sharon Chilvers from Youngevity, purchases

available. Grace Church, Princes Street. 1.30pm AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. CENTRAL- Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. Buffalo Lodge rooms, Cox Street, Ashburton. 5.30pm RUN AND WALK ASHBURTON. Wednesday Walks. 5km Town circuit, all walking abilities and fitness levels catered for. Leaves from Philip Street beside croquet lawn at 5.30pm sharp. 5.30pm - 6.30pm MID CANTERBURY TIMEBANK AND LEARNING EXCHANGE. Tech talk, 3D printing. Speaker Adi Avnit. Registrations required at 6pm RUN AND WALK ASHBURTON. Wednesday Walks. 5km town circuit. All walking abilities and fitness levels

catered for. Leaves from Philip Street beside the croquet lawn at 6pm sharp. 7pm BOOTCAMP. Catering for all levels of fitness. Hinds Domain. Contact Georgia 0276888686 or Aleisha 0278489309. 7pm - 9pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance (7pm), beginners/ intermediate (8pm-9pm). Instructor Annette phone 307-7138 a/h. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Fitness Fun and Friendship. Buffalo Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm ALLENTON INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. Club night at the McNally Street Stadium.


INC. Open for toy exchange, 106 Victoria Street, in the Triangle. 9.30am- 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH OP SHOP. Op Shop open, clothing donations welcome. Ashburton Baptist Church. Cass Street. 9.30am - 4pm ASHBURTON MENZSHED. Come and join “fellow sheddies” for some fun and fellowship, make/fix something in our new workshops. 8 William Street. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven.

10.15am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Beginners refresher and learning of Tai Chi for Arthritis. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. (excluding school holidays). 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Stretching exercises for all abilities. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. (excludes school holidays). 11am AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. TINWALD - Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. Holy Spirit Catholic Church rooms, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 1pm AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES.

ALLENTON- Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. St Peters Anglican Church, Harrison Street, Allenton. 1pm AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. CENTRAL- Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. Buffalo Lodge rooms, Cox Street, Ashburton. 1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of may aircraft from past to the future. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 1.30pm ASHBURTON M.S.A. PETANQUE CLUB. Social games, everyone welcome. 115

Racecourse Road. 1.30pm ASHBURTON SENIORNET. Questions and Answers time, Computer extensions, bring and share gadgets that attach to computers. MSA, lounge, Havelock Street. 1.30pm ASHBURTON SENIOR NET. How to keep your computer organised and running properly... $2. MSA Reading Room. Havelock Street. 5pm - 7pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Kidz Club, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7pm ASHBURTON R.S.A. DARTS. Players of all experience who are interested are urged to come along and have a go. R.S.A. Cox Street.

6am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Sweaty Bettys circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Steady As You Go Exercise group. Meet at 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. ALLENTON - Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. St David’s Church, Allenton. 9.30am- 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH OP SHOP. Op Shop open, clothing donations welcome. Ashburton Baptist Church. Cass Street. 9.30am - 4pm

9.30am and 10.45am (2 sessions) ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz for 0-5 year olds and caregivers. Mixed ages, gold coin donation. 48 Allens Road. (excludes school holidays) 9.30am - 11am BALMORAL HALL LINE DANCERS. Join our friendly group for fun exercise during term time. Balmoral Hall, Cameron Street. 9.30am - 11.30am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. All ages and abilities welcome, racquets available. E A Network Centre Stadium, 20 River Terrace. 9.30am - 12.30pm THE ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY


Puzzles and horoscopes Cryptic crossword

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Simon Shuker’s Code Cracker


Your Stars


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

Quick crossword 1







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



Previous cryptic solution

Across 1. Remuneration 8. Abdicate 9. Star 11. Dodge 12. Immense 13. Ears 15. Asia 19. Tipping 20. Knack 22. Cook 23. Helmsman 24. Safe and sound 4 5. 6 Down 2. Ended 3. Uncles 4. Entail Intends 6. Nerveracking 7. Candlesticks 10. Imp 8 14. 1 Reproof 16. 5 Dip 17. Agreed 18. Akimbo 21. Ammon

TODAY’S GOALS: Good – 10 Excellent – 13 Amazing – 19

Previous solution: HELMSMAN 10




Previous quick solution

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ACROSS 1. Misunderstand (11) 8. Copy of an original (7) 9. Losing shape (5) 10. In close proximity (4) 11. Funeral procession (7) 12. Tree (3) 13. Trounce (4) 15. Swirl (4) 17. Sludge (3) 19. Dawn (7) 20. Tumble (4) 23. Lightweight wood (5) 24. Refuse an offer (7) 25. Approximately (11)


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ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): If you enjoy wholesome things, you don’t have to choose between a good reputation and a good time. Of course, most people need some spice on their vegetables. This explains the afternoon. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): If it’s Venus who lends the special stardust of super-attraction, then the lady of the sky practically empties her purse over you today. You’re so attractive that you need to wield that power responsibly. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): How important is it to you that the ones you share space with also share your aesthetic sense? Important enough for you to get bothered over a little something tonight. Be cool, be nice, and it all gets worked out. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): There’s nothing that will make you feel more loved than someone listening to you, really giving you their full attention instead of just waiting for their turn to talk. Humour, fun and play all start with listening. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): Your heart is hungry. Feed it by seeking to connect with quality people. Romance comes to your life like a cat. Chase it and it runs away. Ignore it and it purrs at your feet. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): Your inner drive for material success will connect you with others who either want the same thing, or who can provide it. If there’s one thing that will help, it’s a philosophical acceptance of life and its many changing states. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): Does it feel like opposing forces are fighting for your soul? More likely it’s just a sign that you could do more to help yourself follow your own rules. Is there a way to be happier with what’s good for you? SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): You’re on a social hot streak. Work the phone, throw a party, take advantage of your popularity. The best relationships start with a solid basis of friendship. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): You’ll appreciate the range of people in your life today. Some folks are a party, some a dirge, and most are a mixed bag of spoils. No one is better than another, and all have their proper place in your scene. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Self-criticism can be constructive if you’re fair and if you focus on what you want to improve. Self-bullying isn’t the same thing. Recognise the difference. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): You’re usually the giver, so when loved ones take care of you for a change today, it will feel a little strange. Allow it anyway. Balance must be restored. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): Mentally trade viewpoints with those you want to influence. What’s in it for them? Ask this over and over, as the first answers are likely to be only a small part of the entire dynamic.

ACROSS 2. What publisher writes is unclear picture of book initially (5) 5. Credit will go like clockwork, one is told (4) 7. Ensign may have a cigarette around end of meal (4) 8. Walked all over the cargo boat and went ahead (8) 9. A couple allowed to have a piece of jewellery (8) 11. Class of record known to the police (4) 12. Ease of handling Malaya: begin it like this (13) 15. Starts fitting lintels under every smoke outlet (4) 17. Thinks back on how Mirror behaves? (8) 19. Thing ref will wave to give one a scare (8) 21. Greet one with a comedown that’s hard (4) 22. Retail outlet, talking of which it’s one’s own business (4) 23. What’s spent in El Salvador at one point on top of another? (5) DOWN 1. Sickness apparent in the animal Ariadne held (7) 2. Plant a microphone, which will annoy one (3) 3. To the time that a French bed turns up in France (5) 4. Turns out barn but comes up with what’s dipped into, luckily (4-3) 5. The point of giving it up quietly (3) 6. Sort of soup one can get over (5) 10. Long for cheer-leader to sound wildly enthusiastic (5) 11. A self-adjustment for the unfaithful (5) 13. Irregular way to produce rice with art (7) 14. Knotted lace edging with different tint in the label (7) 16. Way to roll when left in it, helpless (5) 18. Last round might fail to include nitrogen (5) 20. Cheat a college servant at Cambridge (3) 21. She’s a bird seen in the nest (3)

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DOWN 1. Belonging to the sea (6) 2. Reddish-brown colour (5) 3. Leave out (4) 4. Seek (6) 5. Reticent (8) 6. Studious, academic person (colloq) (7) 7. Natural hot spring (6) 12. Give up position of power (8) 14. Curl (7) 16. Line on weather map (6) 17. Interfere (6) 18. Gripping tool (6) 21. Farewell (5) 22. Crust over a wound (4)

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Family Notices 22 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

JOHNSON, Aileen Janet (nee Allnutt) – Died peacefully at Ashburton Hospital, on September 3, 2018 surrounded by her family. Aged 82 years. Loving wife of Angus (Gus) of 58 years. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Angela, Paul and Sandra, Maryann and Greg and the late Jamie. Much adored Nana of Sam, Emily, and Ruby; and Fynn. Special thanks to the staff of Ward 1 of Ashburton Hospital for their special care of Aileen. Messages to the Johnson family, PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Feel free to bring a garden flower for Aileen. A service for Aileen will be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Park Street, Ashburton on FRIDAY, September 7, commencing at 1.30pm Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Crematorium.

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A low pressure system remains over the upper North Island, while a ridge of high pressure lies across the lower South Island. A strong and moist easterly flow between these two systems continues over central New Zealand throughout the week.

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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather, and information. 9am The Ellen DeGeneres Show With special guest Ted Danson. 0 10am Tipping Point Quiz show in which players take on a machine, hoping to win its jackpot. 11am The Chase 0 Noon 1 News At Midday 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR 0 1pm Coronation Street Catch-Up PGR 0 2pm Alphabetical 0 3pm Tipping Point 4pm Te Karere 2 4:30 Funny You Should Ask Comedy game show featuring a panel of stand-up comedians who interact with contestants for prizes. 4:55 The Chase 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 MasterChef Australia PGR 0 8:40 Code Black AO Elliot fears the worst after hearing the testimony of Detective Gomez’s wife at his malpractice trial; Rox attempts to connect with Willis, but he pushes her away. 0 9:35 Coronation Street PGR 0 10:35 1 News Tonight 0 11:05 F Law And Order True Crime – The Menendez Murders AO 3 After the first trial ends with a hung jury, and the District Attorney refuses to offer the defence a deal, a second trial begins. 0 Midnight The Catch AO 12:50 Te Karere 3 2 1:15 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2

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6:30 Kune’s Kitchen 3 0 6:40 Takaro Tribe 6:50 Peppa Pig 0 7am My Little Pony 3 0 7:25 Matt Hatter Chronicles 3 0 7:50 Thunderbirds Are Go! 3 0 8:15 The Lion Guard 3 0 8:35 Captain Jake And The Neverland Pirates 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Less Than Perfect PGR 3 0 Noon Jeremy Kyle PGR 1pm Judge Rinder PGR 2pm The New Adventures Of Old Christine 3 0 2:30 Home And Away 3 0 3pm Shortland Street PGR 3 0 3:30 Chuggington – Little Trainees 0 3:35 Raven’s Home 0 4pm Fanimals 0 4:30 Friends 3 0 5pm The Simpsons 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm The Big Bang Theory 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

6am The AM Show 9am The Café 10am Infomercials 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon Dr Phil AO 3 1pm The Block NZ PGR 3 0 2pm Wipeout 3 0 3pm Celebrity Name Game PGR 3 4pm NewsHub Live At 4pm Susie Nordqvist presents comprehensive coverage of global and local news. 4:30 Entertainment Tonight 5pm Family Feud Australia 5:30 Modern Family 3 Claire hopes to help the ducklings move out of the house; Jay helps Mitch with Lily’s sleepover; Cam, Gloria, and Manny must meet a major hot-sauce delivery deadline. 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm

7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 Young Sheldon 0 8pm American Housewife 0 8:30 The Big Bang Theory 0 9pm Life In Pieces PGR 0 9:30 Talkin’ Bout Your Generation AO 0 10:45 Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0

7pm The Project 7:30 The Block NZ PGR 0 8:30 NCIS – Los Angeles AO 0 9:30 Hawaii Five-O AO While Danny chaperones Grace’s winter formal, terrorists seize the venue and hold everyone hostage to kidnap a diplomat’s son. 0 10:25 NewsHub Late 10:55 SVU AO 3 0

11:15 2 Broke Girls AO 3 0 11:45 iZombie AO 0 12:35 Private Practice AO 3 0 1:20 Shortland Street PGR 3 0 1:45 Infomercials 2:45 Stitchers PGR 3 3:30 Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 4:20 Judge Rinder PGR 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

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6am Codename – Kids Next Door 3 6:25 Duck Dodgers 3 6:50 Kid v Kat 3 7:15 The Fairly Odd Parents 3 7:40 Danger Mouse 3 8:05 Sanjay And Craig 3 8:30 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky And Dawn 3 8:55 Tiki Tour 3 0 9:20 Jeopardy 3 9:50 The Crowd Goes Wild PGR 3 10:20 The Doctors PGR 3 11:15 Hot Bench 11:40 Escape To The Country 3 12:40 Chicago Justice PGR 3 0 1:35 Mad About You PGR 3 2:05 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR 3 3pm Wheel Of Fortune 3:30 Jeopardy 4pm Antiques Roadshow 3 5pm Frasier 3 0 5:30 Prime News 6pm American Restoration 3 0 6:30 Pawn Stars 3 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Ultimate Fishing 0 8:30 Emergency Helicopter Medics AO 0 9:30 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away AO 0 10:30 Angel From Hell PGR

11pm The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR The best of Stephen Colbert’s satire and comedy, discussing politics, entertainment, business, and more. Midnight The Crowd Goes Wild PGR 3 The team presents the best of the day’s sports news. 12:30 Closedown



7:10 Madame MLS 2017 Comedy. Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel. 8:40 Dear Diary, I Died MVC 2016 Thriller. John J York, Katherine Kelly Lang. 10:05 Me Him Her MVLSC 2015 Comedy. Dustin Milligan, Luke Bracey. 11:45 The Ticket MLSC 2016 Drama. Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman. 1:25 Miss Sloane MLS 2016 Drama. Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw. 3:35 Madame MLS 2017 Comedy. Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel. 5:05 Con Man MVC 2018 Drama. James Caan, Ving Rhames. 6:45 The Last Word 16L 2017 Comedy Drama. Amanda Seyfried, Shirley MacLaine. 8:30 Office Christmas Party 16VLSC 2016 Comedy. In a bid to save the jobs of his co-workers, a boss throws a Christmas party to seal a business deal, but things soon get out of hand. Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston. 10:20 Jackie MVLC 2016 Drama. Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard.

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6:30 Takaro Tribe 3 6:40 Nga Papara Kapi 3 7:10 Kia Mau 3 7:20 Potae Pai 7:30 Pipi Ma 3 7:40 Pukana 2 7:50 Kids’ Kai Kart 3 8am Te Kaea 3 2 8:30 KaweKorero 3 9am Whanau Living 9:30 Cam’s Kai 3 10am Angelo’s Outdoor Kitchen 3 10:30 Paki Vault 3 11am Aotearoa 3 Noon Toa – Toa O Aotearoa PGR 12:30 Tongue Tied AO 3 1pm Haka Life PGR 3 1:30 Te Mana Kuratahi – Primary Schools’ Kapa Haka 3 2pm Opaki 3 2:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 3pm Takaro Tribe 3 3:10 Nga Papara Kapi 3 3:40 Kia Mau 3 3:50 Potae Pai 3 4pm Pipi Ma 3 4:10 Pukana 3 2 4:20 Kids’ Kai Kart 3 4:30 Kaitangata Twitch 5pm Marae PGR 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Polyfest Kapa Haka 6:30 Te Kaea 3 2

6am The Home Show 7am Tiny House Hunting 7:30 Love Nature – Land Of Primates 8:30 Cash Cowboys 9:30 Food Safari 10am Healthy Food Guide 10:30 Posh Pawn 11:30 How Not To DIY 12:30 My Dream Home 1:30 The Vikings Uncovered 2:30 Escape To The Chateau – DIY 3:30 Love Nature – Attenborough: 60 Years In The Wild 4:30 Jamie And Jimmy’s Food Fight Club Jimmy and Jamie compare British sausages with German ones; Gwyneth Paltrow visits the Café to cook pasta with the boys and face a food fight of her own. 5:30 American Pickers 6:30 Strippers – Cars For Cash

7pm Kawekorero 7:30 He Kakano 8pm Moving Out 8:30 Tales From The Trails 9:30 #whiuatepatai AO 10pm Waka Huia 3 10:30 Te Matatini 3

7:30 Supercar Mega Build 8:30 Our Guy In Russia 9:30 Hunting Aotearoa PGR 10pm Neanderthals – Meet Your Ancestors Hollywood star Andy Serkis uses breaking science and award-winning animation to bring our ancient ancestors to life.

11pm Te Kaea 3 Maori Television’s daily news programme. 2 11:30 Kawekorero 3 Inside news from at home and around the world. Midnight Closedown

11pm American Pickers Midnight Love London 12:30 Auction Kings 1am Strippers – Cars For Cash 2am Love Nature – Attenborough: 60 Years In The Wild 3am The Vikings Uncovered 4am Hunting Aotearoa AO 4:30 Love London 5am Our Guy In Russia

SKY SPORT 1 6am The Crowd Goes Wild 6:30 The Open Championship – Official Film 7:30 UTMB Event 8am Fox Sports News 8:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 9am The Challenge Series Magazine Show 9:30 Golf – PGA Tour Dell Technologies Championship. 10:30 Golf – PGA Tour Shaw Charity Classic. 11:30 Golf – Tour Dap Championship. 12:30 Surfing – WSL WMS Vans US Open. 1:30 Motorsport – Nascar Xfinity Series Sports Clips Haircuts 200. 2:30 Motorsport – Nascar Cup Series Bojangles Southern 500. 3:30 Motorcycling – Canadian Superbike Championship Round Seven. 4pm Motorsport – British Touring Cars Round Eight. 5pm Motorsport – F1 Italian Grand Prix. 5:30 UFC Connected 6pm The Breakdown 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 L Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup Waikato v Wellington. 9:30 Rugby – Farah Palmer Cup Round One. 10pm Golf – PGA Tour 11pm Golf – PGA Tour THURSDAY Midnight Golf – Web. com Tour 1am L Golf – Ryder Cup Wild Card Announcement. 1:30 Golf – European Tour 2am The Open Championship – Official Film 3am Cricket – CPL 4am Cricket – CPL 5am Cricket – CPL

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6am NRL 360 7am The Fan 7:30 Queenslanders Only 8am NRL Try Time 9am Super League Fulltime 9:30 AFL Weekly Highlights (HLS) Season Review. 10am Motorsport – Nascar Xfinity Series (HLS) Sports Clips Haircuts 200. 11am Motorsport – Nascar Cup Series (HLS) Bojangles Southern 500. Noon Motosport – F1 (HLS) Italian Grand Prix. 12:30 Cycling – La Vuelta (HLS) Stage 10. 1pm The Back Page 2pm NRL Try Time 3pm Rugby League – NRL (RPL) Warriors v Raiders. 5pm Super League Fulltime 5:30 NRL 360 6:30 The Fan 7pm Queenslanders Only 7:30 NRL Try Time 8:30 NRL 360 9:30 League Life 10pm Michael Ennis – The Greatest 10:30 The Back Page 11:30 Cricket – CPL (HLS) Patriots v Tridents. From Warner Park, St Kitts.

6:35 Gold Rush PG Record Gold. 7:30 How It’s Made PG 7:55 How It’s Made PG 8:20 Fast ‘n’ Loud PG 9:10 Homestead Rescue PG Trust or Die. 10am What On Earth? PG Nazi Stonehenge. 10:50 MythBusters PG Invisible Assassins. 11:40 Evil Lives Here M My Brother’s Secrets. 12:30 Murder Comes To Town M Cowboys from Hell. 1:20 Murder Chose Me M Domino Effect. 2:10 How It’s Made PG 2:35 How It’s Made PG 3pm How Do They Do It? PG 3:25 How Do They Do It? PG 3:50 Gold Rush PG Go Down Fighting. 4:45 Outback Opal Hunters 5:40 Fast ‘n’ Loud PG 6:35 Deadliest Catch PG Captain Conflict. 7:30 Deadliest Catch PG Bering Sea Triangle. 8:30 Aussie Gold Hunters PG 9:25 Outback Opal Hunters PG 10:15 Railroad Australia PG 11:05 Naked And Afraid M Strength in Pain. 11:55 Murder Chose Me M Domino Effect.

12:30 Hunters Club Three Kings Spearfishing Epic, Far North. 1:30 Cycling – La Vuelta (HLS) Stage 10. 2am L Cycling – La Vuelta Stage 11. 4am Super League Fulltime 4:30 The Fan 5am NRL Try Time

12:45 Murder Comes To Town M 1:35 How Do They Do It? PG 2am How Do They Do It? PG 2:25 Homestead Rescue PG 3:15 Deadliest Catch PG 4:05 Treehouse Masters PG 4:55 How It’s Made PG 5:20 How Do They Do It? PG 5:45 MythBusters PG



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Emma Smith prepares to take aim during the inaugural Phoenix Junior and Schools’ Team Championship at the Phoenix and Coronation clubs’ West Street range on Saturday. The competition was taken out by the Ashburton College 1 team of Lanelle McArthur, Smith and Shania Harrison-Lee with a score of 877.043, and a team from North Canterbury (Alex Boyd, Angus McIlraith and Billyjo Wells) was second with a score of 849.026. A Target Shooting Mid Canterbury team – Ben Thomas, Sam Smith and Charlotte McKenzie – finished third with 847.024. PHOTO ERIN TASKER 010918-ET-0004

Venus to line up in ASB Classic Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams (right) is returning to Auckland for the ASB Classic. Williams has three times been ranked the number one player in the world and has captured 49 WTA singles titles, the second most of any

active player (behind sister Serena), 14 major doubles titles and four Olympic Gold Medals. The 38-year-old is currently ranked 16th in the world and captured the Auckland title in 2015 after reaching the final the previous year.

She played in Auckland for four straight years before skipping this year’s event to take part in the Sydney International. “It’s great to have Venus back. “She has been a special part of this tournament for

a number of years and we missed her this year,” said ASB Tournament Director Karl Budge. “She is still at the top of the game and how good would it be if she could capture career title number 50 here in Auckland.” - NZME

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Ashburton Guardian, Wednesday, September 5, 2018  
Ashburton Guardian, Wednesday, September 5, 2018