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NCEA results ‘naturally skewed’ BY MYLES HUME


Mid Canterbury school leavers are lagging almost 10 per cent behind their national counterparts when it comes to gaining university entry qualifications. However, the number of Mid Canterbury pupils attaining high-level school qualifications are on the rise, despite many teenagers leaving school early to take up apprenticeship opportunities. Ministry of Education figures show of the 361 pupils in the Ashburton District who left school last year, 85.6 per cent had NCEA Level 1 (compared with the national rate of 85 per cent), 71.5 per cent left with NCEA Level 2 (74.3 per cent) while 40.2 per cent achieved university entrance (49 per cent). Although NCEA Level 2 and university entrance qualifications were below the national rate, both had risen 3.1 per cent and 5.4 per cent respectively from 2011. Ashburton College principal Grant McMillan put the rate down to a high number of pupils leaving school to take up apprenticeships during the

district’s economic boom and believed the figures were “naturally skewed” because some pupils took more than a school year to complete qualifications. He said many pupils who left school to take on apprenticeships were sometimes not counted in the school leaver statistics, despite earning qualifications on the job. He had provided feedback to the Ministry of Education about ways schools could “build those people” into the statistics to “give a more realistic view” of districts like Mid Canterbury. Mr McMillan was also keen to point out some pupils needed more than the regular four terms to complete a qualification, meaning some pupils carried courses through to the next schooling year. “The major problem with these statistics are they are time-bound to one year so those that are carrying through into the next year are recorded as a failure ... so there’s a bit of a natural skewing.” Mr McMillan believed the ministry figures were more likely to be used by the community rather than schools, and would “embed the Government goals into community expectations”.


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Paula on a mission Paula Abdul, an award-winning singer, dancer, choreographer and TV personality, can add a new title to her resume: religious pilgrim. The former American Idol and The X-Factor judge is on her first trip to Israel, where she is connecting to her Jewish roots and planning on holding a belated Bat Mitzvah — the Jewish coming of age ceremony girls typically have at age 12 or 13. – AP


Giving gator aid A small alligator found under an escalator at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has left authorities puzzled. A maintenance worker discovered the alligator, which is about 30cm long, at the weekend in Terminal 3, Chicago Police spokesman Jose Estrada said yesterday. An officer captured the reptile by putting a trash can over it. “We don’t know where it came from or how long it’d been residing in the airport facilities,” Estrada said. “It’s one of those random incidents.” The gator is now being cared for by the Chicago Herpetological Society. – AP

Zombies rob jewellery store in Mexico Thieves disguised as zombies and mummies got into the Day of the Dead spirit in Mexico, robbing goods worth $US77,000 ($A81,745) from a jewellery store in the capital, authorities say. “Five individuals wearing zombie, mummy, Chucky and clown costumes, overnight Saturday broke into the shop and using small and larger weapons, subdued employees,” the public safety office said in a statement yesterday. The assailants, still at large, made off with 24-carat gold and many pieces of jewellery, the statement added. – AFP


Jude Law: Nobody’s business British actor Jude Law believes public perception of him is fuelled by reports about his private life, which he says are both untrue and nobody’s business. The actor said there are so many things in showbusiness that “people only perceive the veneer of”, and said they dwell on what has become the “lazy memory of someone”. In an interview with The Sunday Times Culture magazine, he said: “I have a notion that the majority of the perception is fuelled by, sadly, an awful lot of stuff written about my private life that a) isn’t true, and b) if it is true is nobody’s business, and certainly shouldn’t be a reflection on what I do at work.” – WENN

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Phar Lap ‘lives’ again Robot technology is bringing legendary racehorse Phar Lap to life for Australian school children. For the first time since his death in 1931 the Melbourne Cup winner’s body will be brought together, virtually. Phar Lap is preserved in three places – his heart sits at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, his hide is in the Melbourne Museum, and his skeleton in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. But now schools across Australia can log in and control their own unique view of Phar Lap using a 360 degree panoramic camera on the robot’s head. They can also click on items in the exhibit to bring up images and more information. – APNZ


Fitz Kids – Let your preschool children enjoy a fantastic fun-filled morning at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Rakaia. They’ll have a great time learning, being with other kids and enjoying the music! Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 10.30am. Call Dorothy Knight on 302-2823 for more details.

On the couch – The Incredible Mr Goodwin, TV One, 7.30pm. Jonathan Goodwin is a new breed of escapologist and professional danger-man, putting himself in the most extreme situations and dodging death, to leave your mind reeling every time. Share the tension and excitement as he attempts spectacular feats of out-of-this-world bravery, agility and physical strength.

Out of town – Melbourne Cup Celebrations, The Fox and Ferret, Westfield Riccarton, Rotherham Street, Christchurch. It’s Melbourne Cup time again and the Fox and Ferret Riccarton is the place to be to watch this iconic race. Everyone in the bar at 4pm will receive a free betting voucher for the 3200-metre race. Duration: 4pm to 5.30pm

On the horizon – Our Evolving New Zealand Culture, Ashburton Art Gallery. Annual Ashburton District Schools’ Exhibition. This year the exhibition will involve the children painting directly on to the gallery walls while exploring the theme of Our Evolving New Zealand Culture. November 16 to 14.

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Drink drive limit reduced By MyleS huMe and aPnZ

Lowering the drink driving limit will go a long way in reducing the number of deaths and serious crashes on Mid Canterbury roads, a local motoring expert says. Yesterday, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee said Cabinet approved lowering the blood alcohol limit from 80mg per 100ml of blood to 50mg for drivers over 20. Under the changes, the penalty for returning a positive test between 50mg and 80mg would be a $200 fine and 50 demerit points, meaning a loss of

licence if caught twice in two years. Testing positive to more than 80mg would remain a criminal offence. Automobile Association (AA) Canterbury/West Coast chairman John Skevington, who lives in Ashburton, said the new laws were identical to the changes the AA lobbied for just last month. “I’m over the moon about this, the results are out there worldwide that you can make a much better judgement driving with an alcohol blood limit of 0.5 (50mg) than 0.8 (80mg), I think this will make a huge difference,” Mr Skevington said.

Half of the six fatalities on Mid Canterbury roads in 2012 were alcohol-related, while in 2011 the Ashburton District Court had a seven year spike in drink-driving cases. Mr Skevington said police crackdowns such as Operation Rural, which sees police conduct drink driving blitzes in Mid Canterbury, played a major role in addressing the district’s drink driving problem, and a reduction in the blood alcohol limit would further help. “And I think making it an infringement between 0.5 and 0.8 is important so we are not clogging up the courts,” Mr Skevington said.

The legislation to change the law will have its first reading in Parliament before Christmas. Mr Brownlee said alcohol played a part in 61 fatal car crashes, 244 serious injuries and 761 minor injuries every year. “The social cost of these injuries and fatalities is $446 million - a huge sum in a country of our size.” A two-year review of the impact of a 30mg reduction in the legal limit suggested 3.4 lives would be saved and 64 injurycausing crashes avoided each year. This equated to savings of $200 million in social costs over 10 years.

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Retired airline pilots in Ashburton yesterday, after a flight in the town’s DC3, an aircraft they once flew commercially throughout New Zealand. From left are: Don Menefy and Ray Costello from Auckland, Wally Roberts from Port Albert, Bruce Fraser from Christchurch, Jim Murray from Amberley, Gordon Spence from Auckland and Lew Peek from Christchurch. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 041113-tM-020

Old pilots have rendezvous with grand lady By SuSan SandyS

Seven retired DC3 commercial airline pilots took to the skies in Ashburton’s own DC3 yesterday. The seven, from throughout New Zealand, were in Ashburton celebrating 50 years since they began a course in how to fly DC3s with their employer at

the time, the National Airways Corporation (NAC). The NAC later merged with Teal to become Air New Zealand, when the domestic routes the pilots flew expanded to include international routes. The aircraft they flew developed as well, with 26-passenger DC3s falling by the wayside as 747s and other jet planes took

over, carrying up to 400 people. Yesterday’s flight over Ashburton in perfect weather brought back memories for the retired pilots. There was nothing like flying in a DC3, said Lew Peek. “The sound of the engines, the shape of the aeroplane is classic, the noise inside up in the cockpit,” Mr Peek said.

The seven did their training in Christchurch, but chose to stay in Ashburton for the 50year celebrations as the town’s aviation museum had its own DC3, and also because Ashburton was a nice place to stay. The DC3 was piloted by volunteers from the Southern DC3 Charitable Trust in Christchurch for yesterday’s flight.

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Magpie attacks a growing danger By Michelle nelSon

Mobility scooter users and students are also popular targets for magpie attacks, according to Ashburton residents. In Saturday’s Guardian posties delivering mail in the Allenton area complained of nesting magpies attacking them; pecking their heads and causing bruising and scratching, and in some cases cracking their helmets. There was even a suggestion the hostile birds could cause deliveries to grind to a halt. Allenton resident Bill Matthews has recently been divebombed by magpies, while riding his mobility scooter. “I can’t really avoid it – to get to the shops I’ve got to go down Allens Road. It’s frightening when they swoop down,” he said. “The kids in the (Allenton School) playground have to put up with it, and I’ve seen the postie being attacked. There seem to be several birds involved.” Elderly Rosebank residents have also been attacked by magpies while riding mobility scooters in the domain. Several have returned to the rest home sporting injuries as a result. After seeing a magpie in action at the Allenton School sports day last week, concerned resident John Moore set out to find a solution. “I rang the council, and was told it was not a council issue – fair enough. The animal control officer told me to get in touch with a pest control person – I rang two pest control businesses, who explained they can’t do anything,” he said. “New Zealand Post have been in touch with the police as well, who cannot help either.” Mr Moore said the situation is potentially dangerous, and it’s only a matter of time before someone is injured more seriously or causes an accident while attempting to avoid a swooping magpie. Ashburton District Council environmental monitoring manager Rick Catchpowle confirmed a number of complaints had been made regarding magpie attacks. The Guardian has put up a map on the website to record magpie strike hotspots. If you’ve been in the firing line email or call 307-7957.

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Boom means a better budget

By Sue NewmaN

A booming house building sector has been responsible for almost a doubling of development contributions earned by Ashburton District Council over the past year. The council budgeted to receive $525,091 in contributions from new home builders but earned itself $938,108 on the back of a significant increase in the number of building consents issued for new homes. For the year to June 30 the council issued consents for 238 new homes, up 38 per cent on the previous year.

Values also rocketing up to $71.57 million from $52.2 million in the year to June 30, 2012. Total building consents issued for the year across all categories to June 30 were 1198 with a value of $128.238 million. These contributions cover water, wastewater and community development. In the council’s annual report it combines development contributions with subdivision financial contributions; these were $146,000 down on budget. For the current year, the council has budgeted for significant growth in its development and financial contribution budg-

et, which is set at $3.367 million but this includes $2.5 million for the EA Networks Centre. Council group manager business support Paul Brake said that when this is taken off, it leaves the council with a relatively conservative budget for income from development and reserve contributions. “We set this budget eight months ago and it does appear now to be under budgeted at this stage,” he said. Since the council set its budget, however, the Government had changed the rules around development contributions, reducing the amount home build-

ers will pay and rewriting the requirements for commercial development contributions. In the council’s long term plan it makes assumptions about long term growth and this figure is adjusted to current conditions in each year’s annual plan, Mr Brake said. Ashburton is running in line with Selwyn and Waimakariri district councils when it come to counting their economic growth in a building boom. Selwyn’s development contribution income was double what it had forecast with Waimakariri seeing growth of around 33 per cent.


Kite show success goes international By GaBrielle Stuart

From Singapore and from China, from Germany, the Czech Republic and possibly from India – international guests from across the world will begin to trickle into Ashburton next week for this year’s Flight 4 Life kite festival. With less than three weeks until the festival kicks off at Lake Hood, organiser Craig Hanson said locals weren’t the only ones getting excited. “After the success last year, word has spread fast. That we’ve got friends overseas excited enough to travel halfway across the world to Ashburton, of all places, says a lot.” He said most of the international visitors were kite enthusiasts, and were making the trip to New Zealand specifically for the festival. The day will feature a giant Rokkaku kite battle, as well as plenty of novelty kites and a chance for children to create and fly their own kites on the day. Mr Hanson said that almost 100 per cent of businesses entered in last year’s kite battle

A Cross Street address was burgled on Saturday, with two mountain bikes taken from a shed. Ashburton police are seeking information into the incident.

Vehicle damaged A vehicle was damaged on Victoria Street on Saturday. Ashburton police are pleading for information into the incident.

Camera, tools stolen A camera, tools and clothing were stolen from an Alford Forest Road address on Friday. Police are following up with inquiries.

Assault arrest A 26-year-old man was arrested for assault on Sunday and will appear in Ashburton District Court next week.

Princes St burglaries A Playstation 3 and its games were taken from a Princes Street address on Sunday. On the same day, an Ashburton youth was found in a Princes Street home by the owners who called police. The teen has been referred to Youth Aid.

A car crash on Farm Road resulted in no injuries but moderate damage to the vehicles involved on Saturday. About 10am police attended an incident when a driver smashed into a parked car.

Hit-and-run Ashburton police are seeking information after a modern blue car backed into a vehicle parked outside Heartland Bank on East Street before fleeing yesterday. Police are asking members of the public for information, and believe the car in question could have been a Ford Falcon.

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Some of the locally made kites that will feature in this year’s Ashburton Flight 4 Life kite festival. Photo Kirsty Clay

had entered again this year, and plenty more had joined them. He said that a training day would be planned soon for any individuals of businesses wanting to get in a bit of practice

and tune their kites before the day. Limited spaces are still available for businesses hoping to take part in the Rokkaku kite battle on the day.

WHEN, WHERE This year’s Flight 4 Life kite festival will run from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, November 23, at Lake Hood.

PM hints at 2014 visit, but not who

Prime Minister John Key confirmed there could be a Royal visit next year but he would not confirm it would be The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their baby son George. However, he was certain that if it was them, he would not be taking them to a street in Auckland as Labour leader David Cunliffe challenged him to do

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at the weekend. “That’s really just the Leader of the Opposition not showing due respect to a Royal visit. “That’s a political issue and they don’t come to New Zealand for political reasons, that’s the metaphor he is trying to demonstrate there. “They come to do a whole lot of different things and I wouldn’t politicise their visit by taking them to a place I have

been to during making a political statement. Mr Cunliffe at his first Labour conference speech said Mr Key would want to invite the Royal couple to New Zealand “to bring its cutest member here for a long series of photo ops in an election year.” He challenged Mr Key to take them to McGehan Close, a poor street in Auckland used by Mr Key in Opposition to illustrate

what he described as a growing underclass in New Zealand. Australian media have speculated a Royal visit by the new parents Downunder is planned for early 2014. Mr Key said there were protocols around royal visits in election year and they would be followed. If a visit was close to an election, he would consult the opposition for support. - APNZ

Ashburton police want to speak with a mother and son who were approached by a male outside the Netherby Four Square and asked for money recently. They would also like to speak to witnesses. Ashburton police can be contacted on 307-8400.

Arrest over body Police have arrested a man over the death of a man whose body was found in a Wainuiomata house last week. The 23-year-old man would appear in Hutt Valley District Court tomorrow and would be charged with murder. The body of former Rotorua man Huri KingMosen, 24, was found last Tuesday. -APNZ

Drowning tragedy The body of a nine-year-old boy has been recovered and a teenage boy is missing after a drowning tragedy on a beach at Whakaki north of Wairoa yesterday. Police say a group of young people were walking along the steep beach when a girl fell into the sea and got into difficulties. “Two others with her went in to try and rescue her but they also got into trouble,” Sergeant Greg Lexmond from Gisborne police said. - APNZ

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Students’ hard work goes under spotlight By MyleS HuMe


This week the success and tireless work of Mid Canterbury secondary school pupils goes under the spotlight as college prizegivings make their annual appearance. This week, one Mount Hutt College and three Ashburton College prizegivings will take place, seeing new dux names added to college honour boards, along with the announcement of the Ashburton College head boy and girl and the distribution of major scholarships. The ceremonies to be held from Wednesday through Friday are a highlight on the local schooling calendar, where the district’s hard working pupils are commended for their 2013 effort just days out from their examinations. The Ashburton College Year 13 group kick off their final farewell on Wednesday at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre that will see a variety of performances and departing speeches from head boy Kane Olsen and head girl Finau Fakapelea, looking to inspire their classmates before entering the big wide

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Year 11-13 – 7.30pm Thursday, Mount Hutt College hall.

world. On Thursday, the Ashburton College Year 12 prizegiving starts at 7.30pm at the college auditorium where the 2014 head boy and girl will be named. It will coincide with the Mount Hutt College senior prizegiving that will also have final speeches from head boy Alex Holmes and head girl Rebecca Robinson, along with other items and the announcement of the 2013 dux. The Ashburton College Year 11 group will round off this year’s prizegiving week when they hold their ceremony at the college auditorium at 1.45pm Friday.

A funnier, darker, all-new creation from the twisted mind of world-famous ventriloquist David Strassman is his new show Be Careful What You Wish For. It is on its way to Ashburton in December. Photo suPPlied


Strassman says he’s saving the best for his last shows here By GaBrielle Stuart

According to celebrated ventriloquist David Strassman, Kiwis are notorious for leaving buying their tickets to the last minute – but with tickets to his first show in Ashburton already sold out, locals may be proving the exception to the rule. He will kick-off his monthlong New Zealand tour this evening with a performance in Kerikeri, and travel through 19 centres around the country before hitting Ashburton for two shows on December 1, the final performances of the tour. Although the internationally renowned comedian, puppeteer and ventriloquist has toured in New Zealand since the early 90s, the visit to Ashburton this year will be his first, and he promised it would be something quite special.

“The last night is always the best show ever. I’ll have had an entire month to make the entire performance slick, and we always screw around and involve the audience a lot more in the last show.” But although there may be some extra fun in the local performance, it will also feature plenty of the technology, robotics and sleek special effects that contribute to make the performance both surreal and visually stunning. The ventriloquist is known across the world as a pioneer of new technologies and techniques, but he said that the show was “95 per cent traditional, hand up the bum ventriloquism”. And, at the end of the day, he said that it was the characters that carried the show. “It’s the characters that bring the puppets to life. Their back-


Staff face uncertainty over jobs An uncertain future faces some staff at Wairarapa Hospital as a nationwide programme designed to save money on equipment and supplies takes effect. Jobs in finance, warehousing and distribution could be taken to other towns, leading to redundancies if existing staff decided not to go with them, said Mark Reynolds, communication and engagement manager at Crown company Health Benefits Limited (HBL). It hasn’t been established how many jobs will be affected in Wairarapa although 27 jobs have been affected at the nearby Palmerston North Hospital. “It is not appropriate to speculate on what outcomes there might ultimately be at any one employer,” said Mr Reynolds.

“What we can say is that overall, most roles disestablished will be replaced by the establishment of roles elsewhere, many of which will be located regionally.” The potential outcomes for affected staff would vary, he said. The programme aims to centralise the way district health boards buy hospital supplies, saving $500 million over a decade to be reinvested into frontline health services. HBL chief executive Nigel Wilkinson said there was no single catalogue, ordering system or distribution system of the supplies and services DHBs buy. Working together would be more efficient, he said. - APNZ



stories and hopes and dreams and fears have aged and matured with me over the years – and it’s that depth that makes you believe that that character is real.” A month will give him plenty of time to ‘Kiwise’ the show before he hits Ashburton, and it will also give him a chance to discover our sore spots – but he promised not to bring up the America’s Cup. And although he said that New Zealand was a “country of techno-geeks” and one of the most advanced societies in the world, he said that it was only the second nicest society on earth - trailing behind Ireland. Tickets have already sold out for his 6pm show in Ashburton, and although organisers have added a second show at 8.15pm tickets are already selling fast at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

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Sacked for ‘despicable behaviour’ By Patrice dougan One of the young men at the centre of the ‘Roast Busters’ scandal has been sacked for his “despicable behaviour” as police come under growing pressure to take action. Joseph Levall Parker was fired from his job in an Auckland real estate office amid a public outcry over the group’s online boasts about stupefying underage girls then having sex with them. One member of the group made an anonymous apology on Facebook and two members came forward to police yesterday, but a concerned father last night claimed he had dozens of people ready to take vigilante action if no charges were laid. It is understood at least one of the girls who got involved with the group has attempted suicide.

Mr Parker failed to show up to work yesterday but his manager said he had since been fired. The manager said he acted in the “strongest possible fashion” once he learned of Mr Parker’s association with the group. His brother, Anthony Parker, worked in the same office but didn’t show up yesterday. His employer said Anthony would get the “opportunity to provide evidence that he has had no part to play in this despicable behaviour”, or he too would be sacked. According to Anthony Parker’s Facebook page, he became a dad on Sunday night, when the scandal broke. Last night he had changed his work status to selfemployed. He did not respond to a message requesting comment and his brother closed down his Facebook page yesterday. It is not known how many people are part of the Roast

Busters group, but Joseph Parker - not the high-profile boxer - and Beraiah Hales boasted of their involvment in a video posted online. Police confirmed last night that one of the members was the son of a police officer. The Parker brothers are the sons of Hollywood actor Anthony Ray Parker, who appeared in The Matrix. His New Zealand agent Gail Cowan wouldn’t comment on the revelations yesterday. “Anthony Ray would like his privacy respected here. He has no interest in speaking to the media.” The group appears to have been based in west Auckland, with members going to schools including Green Bay High, Kelston Boys’ High and Avondale College, according to their Facebook pages. Police had been monitoring

the Roast Busters Facebook page for two years and had been in touch with schools those involved used to attend. Detective Inspector Bruce Scott of Waitemata Police said the page had been left open for “operational and tactical reasons”. “Whilst we acknowledge it was upsetting for the victims, it was being monitored for information or evidence that would assist our investigation,” he said. He insisted the group had been “vigorously investigated” but that there was nothing more police could have done to bring a case to court. “We continue to look for evidence that will assist us in determining whether there has been any criminal offending and then once we’ve got this evidence we can make a determination on what our next move is,” he said. - APNZ


Cellphone reception remains a dream By SuSan SandyS

As affordable internet becomes within reach for Rakaia Gorge high country farmers, cellphone coverage remains a dream. Glenaan Station owner Paul Ensor said he was currently in discussion with Ultimate Broadband which had identified a property downstream to install a wireless aerial, and the company now just needed to find where on the property was the best place to ensure wireless internet reached farms in the area. Currently farmers can only access internet via various providers offering satellite services, and paying $600 per month is nothing unusual. Mr Ensor pays $200 per month for phone and just 5 GB of data. It was proving not to be enough data allocation as the number of on-farm applications with an on-line component increased. Cellphone coverage was more or less non-existent. “We have a tiny bit on one corner of the property down by the river, so basically we don’t have any,” he said. Glenfalloch Station owner Chas Todhunter once paid as much as $600 in a month when the property exceeded its capped data limit. There were three Farmside satellite links on the farm, altogether costing $250 per month for less than 10 GB. Mr Todhunter, who is chairman of the high country sec-

Pipe bomber caught A young man is being spoken to by police after he allegedly put a pipe bomb into a Coromandel letterbox. The 18-year-old was “playing around with fireworks” when he made the explosive, Inspector Steve Kose of northern police communications said. -APNZ

White Island quiet No further eruptive activity has occurred at White Island since the moderate eruption last month. Seismic activity and gas flux from the volcano have been at a low level since the eruption on October 11. The potential impact of volcanic activity on aircraft has decreased and GNS scientists have lowered the Aviation Colour Code to Green from Yellow. - APNZ

Review over deaths The New Zealand Alpine Club will carry out an independent review of its trip to Mt Taranaki after two climbers died over Labour weekend, it was announced yesterday. Nicole Sutton and Hiroki Ogawa spent two nights on the mountain, huddled in an ice trench, after the weather turned to blizzard near the summit. Mr Ogawa was dead by the time rescuers reached them and Ms Sutton died before they could get her down the mountain. - APNZ

Back in politics Former Progressive leader Jim Anderton has come full circle and is now running Labour’s campaign for the Christchurch East byelection. Once a former Labour president, he split away from Labour to form a breakaway party but eventually made his peace with them and governed with Labour for nine years. - APNZ

Murder charge A man has appeared in court charged with murder following the death of a man in Christchurch. Emergency services were called to Redwood shortly after 2am yesterday following an alleged assault. Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Hill said police spoke to occupants of the address as well as some of the dead man’s family. A 24-year-old was arrested at the scene and appeared in Christchurch District Court yesterday. - APNZ

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Rakaia Gorge high country holder Willy Ensor has not bothered to upgrade to a smart phone, as he does not get mobile coverage on his farm. Photo SuSan SandyS 041113-SS-001

tion of New Zealand Federated Farmers, welcomed Ultimate Broadband coming to the area, and believed it was high time cellphone services followed suit. “We have practically no cellphone coverage, except about one kilometre away from the house. “You have to find the right spot in the paddock and you can get a little bit of Vodafone. Willy Ensor at Redcliffes Station pays about $400 per month for 16GB from Rural Inzone, and has a Telecom cellphone which does not work on his farm.

“I only use it when I’m away from home. I do find it frustrating when you wait around the house for a phone call, most people can just get on with whatever they are doing and they have their phone with them.” Mr Ensor wants Telecom to install a cellphone tower in the same location as a radio repeater station at Lake Coleridge which transmits a signal enabling landline phone services for farmers in the gorge. The tower would service the gorge area, where up to 30 families reside, and also provide reliable coverage for recreational-

ists on Lake Coleridge. A Vodafone cellphone tower near Windwhistle reached part of the area, but he had not bothered to get a Vodafone cellphone as it would still not provide full coverage of his station. Telecom communications advisor Vicky Gray said there were no immediate plans to improve mobile coverage in the Rakaia Gorge or Lake Coleridge areas, which had a high level of “fleeting traffic and a small scattered population. It “would require more than one mobile site and therefore makes it a huge investment”.

A new mines rescue training centre and monument to the Pike River tragedy victims has been opened on the West Coast. The Development West Coast Mines Rescue Training Centre near Greymouth will provide state-of-the-art training to rescue personnel, while also standing as a monument to the lives lost at Pike River and other mining disasters on the West Coast. - APNZ

Fatal crash A man was killed when the cattle truck he was driving went over a bank and hit a tree on a country road in Northland last evening. The crash happened at 6.42pm near Kaikohe, police said. Heavy equipment was required to pull the truck out and the serious crash unit would be examining the scene, police said. - APNZ

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Caution urged with fireworks BY MYLES HUME


Mid Canterbury’s relatively good reputation when it comes to Guy Fawkes will be tested once again as firefighters and animal experts urge caution with fireworks tonight. With the Rakaia fireworks show going off without a hitch, the weekend provided little headache for Mid Canterbury fire crews who did not attend a firework-related incident, on what is regarded as one of the “bigger nights for Guy Fawkes” by Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade acting chief fire officer Graeme Baker. However, with tonight being the main event, Mr Baker is warning residents to “use their common sense” to ensure Mid Canterbury’s solid Guy Fawkes reputation stays intact. “The message is just to be careful, don’t aim fireworks at anyone, let them off well out in the open and keep them well away from bushes and trees,”

Mr Baker said. “Here, we are pretty good and only have the odd call-out, we will be on guard tonight but we are never rushed off our feet.” Mid Canterbury principal rural fire officer Don Geddes was also urging caution with bonfires that come hand-in-hand with Guy Fawkes. He was keen to remind residents that bonfires can only be lit in rural areas. “It’s the same old story, pay attention to the weather forecast, and make sure the fire is completely out when you’re done,” Mr Geddes said. SPCA Ashburton inspector manager John Keeley said pets should be locked inside and farm animals well away from fireworks. “You have to remember they hear everything a lot louder than us, and if they are scared animals can escape ... horses are the worst and can get caught up in fencing wire if they are spooked.”


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Quad bike crash claims Winchester hunter’s life A man is dead after his quad bike apparently crashed in steep terrain in central Otago over the weekend. Police said James Peter Barry Tuite, 20, from Winchester, set out on a hunting trip alone on Friday afternoon in the Waipiata area but failed to return that evening when he was expected. The alarm was raised with police about 11.30pm on Friday and the official search was planned to start on Saturday morn-

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AgResearch could reverse its plan to shift about 80 jobs from Invermay if enough staff refuse to move, Beef and Lamb New Zealand chairman Mike Petersen said. Mr Petersen said Beef and Lamb would pull funding from AgResearch if “key staff ” decided not to move from Invermay. For this reason, he believed AgResearch could reconsider shifting staff from Invermay if a large enough number refused to move. “It could be that scientists decide not to move and then AgResearch might then decide to accommodate them and retain them at Invermay.” He “wouldn’t be surprised” if there were changes to AgResearch’s restructuring plan.



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ing. However, his body was found by a family member early on Saturday morning. Police said Mr Tuite’s family regularly went hunting on the land and knew the area well. Sergeant Simon Paget said it appeared that Mr Tuite’s quad motorbike had crashed in an area of steep terrain. His death has been referred to the coroner. - APNZ

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Mr Petersen said Beef and Lamb supported AgResearch’s plan, based on assurances its research needs would be met. However, if key staff decided against the move then $5 million it spent each year with AgResearch - along with $15 million spent by partnering organisations including the Government - would be at risk. “If there is any indication that we will not have access to good people we will have to take our funding elsewhere.” Asked why Beef and Lamb had not come out against AgResearch’s plan, even though many farmers in the South wanted it to, he said: “I know the farmers think we should be up in arms, but up in arms about what? “At the end of the day, we have got the assurances that we have been looking for and we have to take them at face value,” he said. - APNZ

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■ CHANGING FACE OF THE HOSPITAL View or purchase photos online

Pharmacist Nigel Dean and pharmacy technician Penny Wilson, recall their days working in the old part of Ashburton Hospital that is now being demolished. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 311013-tM-022

Times of change at hospital By Sue NewmaN

When Penny Wilson started work at Ashburton Hospital in 1962, it was a somber and serious place. The young pharmacy technician worked in a part of the hospital that is now under demolition but back then it housed the hospital’s board room, its superintendent’s and senior nursing staff offices, with the upper levels used as accommodation for house surgeons. It was also the main entrance to the hospital and the first contact point for visitors, patients and people phoning in to the telephonist’s office. It also had a beautiful staircase that led to the upper floor. It was a vastly difference workplace to today’s hospital, she said. With strict uniform and behaviour codes it was a workplace where everyone knew their place in the pecking order, where what you did and where you ranked in the hospital hierarchy was instantly identifiable by the colour of your

Back in those days we made all of our own medicines and pills. Now you make nothing.

uniform or your epaulettes. Senior nurses and matrons in flowing veils walked the wards and a patient’s role was to stay in bed. She recalls automatically standing up just a little straighter each time she walked past the superintendent’s door and remembers pay days that saw the hospital accountant sitting around the board table with mountains of cash that was put in brown envelopes for staff pay. Notes and coins were then the tender of the day. Such was the power of the hospital superintendent that he had to approve something as simple as a staff member taking an hour off work to sit for a driver’s licence, Mrs Wilson

said. “The old building absolutely fitted the old style of health care,” she said. It was also the days of old style morning tea breaks where staff gathered in the cafeteria to enjoy freshly made scones from the hospital kitchen. Staff laundry was all done at the hospital. Current pharmacist Nigel Dean has been the man in charge since 1979 and has watched the old pharmacy undergo a revamp and an upgrade before finally being abandoned after the old hospital buildings were deemed earthquake damaged. The new pharmacy in a new part of the building might be practical, but it doesn’t have quite the same feeling as the old pharmacy, he said.

SHARE YOUR MEMORIES Share your memories of the Ashburton Hospital contact sue.n@ When the old buildings disappear, so too will a large slice of hospital history and the stories of the people who lived and worked there, Mr Dean said. “The house surgeons used to live upstairs and there was one young physio who was quite keen on one of them. “I arrived one morning to see her climbing down the fire escape. We just looked at each other and said, ‘oh, hello’.” The old pharmacy was a warm place and while that was great for staff it also brought in rats in winter who burrowed their way under the floor boards, only to get trapped and die. The smell inevitably meant a call to maintenance and another ripping up of floor boards.

While its prime function was dispensing medicines and pills, the old hospital also filled a role in the community as the dispenser of distilled water. People would line up each day to buy the water because of its purity. The pharmacy’s equipment also found itself put to other uses when one of the medical staff decided, in the days before yoghurt was commercially available, that the equipment was ideal for yoghurt making. “Back in those days we made all of our own medicines and pills. Now you make nothing. We even used to make our own suppositories – in two sizes, no one size fits all,” Mr Dean said. Both Mr Dean and Mrs Wilson say they’re disappointed the old buildings with all the memories they contain, are being demolished, but it was clear after the earthquakes, that the old part of the hospital had some serious issues, Mr Dean said. “It has a beautiful exterior, when people look at this from Elizabeth Street it does represent the hospital,” Mrs Wilson said.

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Dengue deaths spike A Malaysian health official has warned citizens to take steps to eliminate mosquito breeding spots as dengue fever cases have spiked. The number of reported cases of the infection, which causes severe fever, headaches and joint pain and can trigger fatal haemorrhaging and death, has soared compared to last year, and deaths have doubled. Between January and late October, 28,200 cases and 60 deaths were recorded, according to government statistics. There were 17,800 cases and 29 deaths during the same period last year. - AFP

Threats ignored Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is standing firm on his tough new bikie laws, despite being threatened in an online video and having his personal contact details plastered across social media. Mr Newman says the views expressed in the video represent a minority and he will push on with his crackdown on criminal motorcycle gangs which the majority of Queenslanders support. “These laws stand,” he said. “They are not changing because we are determined to deal with criminal gangs.” - AAP

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A man walks past a satirided painting of the Statue of Liberty painted on the wall of the former US Embassy, in Tehran, Iran. ap photo

used in enriching nuclear material, as a sign of “resistance against sanctions,” amid ongoing negotiations with world powers over Iran’s disputed nuclear program. The United States and Israel suspect Iran’s nuclear drive masks military objectives, despite repeated denials by Tehran. Basij militia head Mohammad Reza Naqdi and vice president for executive affairs Mohammad Shariatmadari were reported by Iranian media to

be among conservative figures and government officials who were attending the Tehran rally. A large number of Iranian MPs had issued a statement on Sunday vowing to partake in the annual state-organised event in front of the “Den of Spies” - the US embassy compound turned into a museum showcasing American “crimes” against Iran. This year’s ceremony comes after President Hassan Rouhani, a reputedly moderate

cleric who took office in August with a pledge to improve ties with the West, held a historic telephone conversation with Obama on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September. It was the first direct contact between leaders of the two countries in more than three decades, raising hopes of a rapprochement while provoking criticism from hardliners at home against overtures towards the “Great Satan”. - AFP


Arrest warrant out for ferry skipper Thai rescuers have recounted frantic efforts to pluck terrified survivors from the sea after a crowded tourist ferry sank, leaving six dead including three foreigners, as police searched for the captain who fled. The tragedy raised new questions yesterday about safety standards in the kingdom, which drew a record 22 million tourists last year but is struggling to shake off a reputation for lax regulation. Three Thais, one person from Hong Kong and two other unidentified foreigners were among the dead, according to officials in the tourist resort of Pattaya, around 150 kilo-


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‘Death to America’ chants Thousands of Iranians have shouted “Death to America” as they rallied on the anniversary of the 1979 US embassy takeover, in a setback to hopes for a thaw in relations. Hardline and conservative factions had called for a massive demonstration yesterday, 34 years after Islamist students stormed the embassy compound in Tehran, holding 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days. The crisis, which went on to become a turning-point for Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution, led to the severance of diplomatic ties with Washington and decades of hostility. Calls for a high rally turnout went out on state television despite a recent taboo-breaking telephone chat between the Iranian and American presidents against a backdrop of growing signals of rapprochement between the arch foes. The main demonstration was held in front of the former US embassy complex in central Tehran, with protesters waving anti-American banners, chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” and burning the US and Israeli flags. Effigies of US President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could be seen held aloft by protesters, a considerable portion of whom were students. Similar gatherings were reported in other cities across the Islamic republic, according to footage broadcast on state television. Some protesters carried replicas of centrifuges, equipment

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metres southeast of Bangkok. The double-decker ferry sank on Sunday afternoon near Koh Larn, a small island popular with day-trippers from Pattaya, a popular beach resort renowned for its racy nightlife. “The boat went down in minutes. I saw people - some with life jackets, some without - in the water. One man was holding on to a gas cylinder. “There was a body face down in the water. They were all panicking, shouting for help,” said a local dive guide who was one of the first on the scene. “We pulled 60 people from the water, including a Russian boy. We gave him CPR (cardio-

pulmonary resuscitation) but he was in a very bad way,” she said, asking not to be named. Police said that apart from the six dead, all of the 150-200 others on the boat - including many Russians - were believed to have been rescued. “We don’t expect to find any more dead. One Russian boy is seriously ill in intensive care,” said Pattaya police chief Colonel Suwarn Chiewnawintawat. “The captain ran away. We will issue an arrest warrant for him,” he said. “Divers will recover the boat today. We still don’t know the cause.” Stunned tourists were seen being led to safety on shore

where they were met by dozens of ambulances along Pattaya’s neon-lit beachfront. Accidents involving boats, buses and other forms of public transport are common in Thailand, where safety standards are generally poor. “We still don’t know the reason for the accident. I am not sure if there are more dead or not, because we don’t know how many people were on the boat,” said a Thai rescue diver. On Pattaya’s main pier it was business as usual on Monday for the operators of doubledecker wooden ferries preparing to take tourists out on day cruises. - AFP

Schapelle Corby’s half brother is to face court on cocaine possession charges. James Kisina, 26, was charged with possession of a dangerous drug and obstructing police after being arrested by police at Waterford, near the southern Brisbane suburb of Logan, on October 26. He was remanded in custody and is expected to face the charges in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court this week. Kisina was with Corby when she was caught attempting to smuggle more than 4kg of marijuana into Bali in a bodyboard bag on October 8, 2004. She was sentenced to 20 years behind bars in 2005. - AAP

President in court Egypt’s deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi has been brought to a courthouse to face trial over protester deaths, raising fears of renewed violence four months after the army toppled him. Morsi’s supporters, battered by a bloody and sweeping police crackdown, accuse the armyinstalled government of fabricating the charges against him and have called for protests against the military. Morsi was flown in by helicopter to the police academy in the Egyptian capital where the trial is being convened, and 14 co-defendants were also present, said Cairo security chief Osama alSoghayar. - AFP

Fires burning in WA Residents near Manjimup in Western Australia’s south are being warned to get ready to leave their properties because of an out-ofcontrol and unpredictable bushfire. Emergency authorities are battling the blaze burning in the Dingup State Forest near Black Georges Road in Middlesex, around 10km south-east of Manjimup. The state’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) says the fire, with flames up to five metres high, is burning at medium speed towards properties to the south-west. - AAP

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Beware of the swooping magpie Michelle Nelson CHIEF REPORTER


ell it certainly seems magpie swooping season is in full

flight. Size is no barrier for the fiercely-protective birds when it comes to defending their nests, and they are prepared to take on anyone who crosses their path. Small children have come under attack, as have elderly people – the black-and-white terrors seem to have a particular dislike of mobility scooters and cyclists. Currently the worst offenders seem to be in the domain, and in the Allenton area, but no doubt other people are also having problems. While in many instances the attacks are just a nuisance; albeit often a frightening one, some people have suffered serious injuries. Scratches and abrasions caused by sharp beaks and claws have resulted in infections, eyes have been damaged, and cyclists have suffered broken limbs and head injuries swerving to avoid attack, and deaths attributed to magpie strikes. Not all magpies attack from the air, the birds’ most dangerous strike is from the ground aiming for the face and eyes. Why then can nothing be done to dissuade these pest birds? They are not native to New Zealand – rather an Australian import. They harass native birds, driving them out of their territory and they attack people – of particular concern small children and the elderly. The Ashburton District Council, pest controllers and even the police have been approached – but no one has the power to do anything about the problem – although we have to wonder whether this would be the case if any other dangerous animal or bird was attacking people in public areas. Surely, at the very least signs could be erected warning of areas of high risk, offering some protection to the most vulnerable people in the community. The Guardian has put a magpie strike map on its website – to show the worst affected areas.

YOUR VIEW Bullying As a teacher, I frequently see the harmful effects of cyberbullying, and as a school, we do all in our power to discourage the practice and to support the victims of this bullying. The victims of such bullying are traumatised, lose confidence and often truant to avoid the perpetrators. Cyber-bullying is an invidious practice. In extreme cases victims have been driven to taking their own lives. Those who bully anonymously are usually weak people who will hide behind their anonymity to target their victims. I have always believed that if you hold a view you should have the courage to stand behind it. That is why I am appalled that the Guardian, through its


policies of running anonymous texts, and running totally unscientific polls that can be distorted easily by a few, is encouraging such damaging, bullying behaviour and allowing one or two people to run their particular agenda. If this is the way our town is going to be influenced and if this is the quality of the Guardian’s journalism, then we have come to a sorry state. Denise O’Halloran

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A lot of soul searching going on

POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Did you attend the Ashburton A&P Show?

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here has been more than a little soul searching by Fonterra’s Board. For all the bad press it gets slammed with locally, I can say from the World Dairy Summit in Japan that Fonterra is not just respected; it is admired by many and even feared by some across the world. With its independent report on the non-botulism scare, Fonterra’s board dropped a very big hint that things are going to be different going forward in deeds more than words. Given former Act leader Rodney Hide admitted in print this year that “politicians leak all the time,” it must have come as a shock to the media that such a critical and sensitive report was kept tight right up until 2pm last Wednesday. I didn’t have an advance copy just a general heads up so I raced to the internet at the same time as everybody else. There was no leak and nor was it timed to clash with some other event; Honesty 1 v. Spin Doctors 0. Even the media conference was webcast live for anyone to watch anywhere on earth. I don’t want to sound like a commercial here, but wait, there’s more. Critical parts of the report were translated into key languages so I guess Fonterra’s board did not want there to be any ambiguity. Yet the words of Jack Hodder, who chaired Fonterra’s independent board inquiry, sticks in my mind - the biggest thing that needs to change within Fonterra is cultural. Improvising processes on

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CONTACTS News tips Call 03 307-7957 With the release of the independent report on the non-botulism scare, Fonterra’s board dropped a big hint that things are going to be different going forward.

the fly isn’t good enough. Media spin which took me in with the supposed “dirty pipe” isn’t good enough. Failure to comprehend the explosive mix of C.botulinum, infant food and parents and the effect of this on Fonterra and New Zealand isn’t good enough. Doing the Harlem Shake at work, just like some employees did earlier this year, isn’t good enough either. This is not amateur hour but the world’s largest dairy exporter responsible for over a quarter of our country’s exports. The independent inquiry’s narrative in the full report reads like something lifted from television’s Air Crash Investigation. There were 21 chances to have nipped the non-botulism scare in the bud but it was missed, 21 times. The report and the blow-byblow narrative does not mince many words. Crisis manage-

ment was undercooked, the power of social media was underestimated and decisions with massive implications were not communicated up the chain. The old culture meant no one joined the dots until the damage was well and truly done. Out and out financial performance must not compromise quality assurance or risk management. As a global food ingredients business our reputation has little to do with ‘clean green’ but all to do with the trust our customers put in us to produce safe, wholesome and nutritious food. Bearing in mind we are dealing with an instructive ‘what could have been’, the culture Jack Hodder refers to saw a breakdown in professionalism. As a Fonterra suppliershareholder I have a mass of food safety commitments I need to meet where the tolerance is rightly zero. It is why our manufacturing processes, product testing and quality

assurance need to be drier than the milk powder we produce. We need global best practice product tracing systems to quickly locate product in hours and not the days it took. Above all else, we need every staff member from the warehouse to the CEO to understand quality and risk because everyone has responsibility for it. I believe Fonterra’s board ‘gets it’ with a new risk committee being formed and a clear message that its recommendations are not optional requests. In October, the board is streets ahead of where it was in August by being proactive and accessible as much as it is showing a self-critical honesty about what needs to be done. A new Fonterra is coming and if you don’t shape up, then you’ll be shipped out.

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■ Archiving

Working in the basement of the council By Kathleen Stringer It’s strange what excites people. At the moment I’m frequently covered in dust and even a little dirty, but I’m in my element and couldn’t be happier. I have been given the opportunity to reconnoitre in the bowels of the Ashburton District Council building to appraise those records that will come to us when we open our new building. Previous reports regarding the council record storage have spoken about the unsuitable conditions for the archives and records of the local authorities and organisations of this area. People know space is cramped and climate conditions not the best, but do many people really know what’s down there? I didn’t until I began this task, which involves moving dusty and often very large and heavy books into the order that I require them for processing. It’s a great and full collection,

and one I can’t wait to get to work on. Most people assume council records are boring and deal with money and unexciting things such as roads, sewerage and water. While it is true that those sections are abundant, council records tell the story of the land, people and activities that shape the community we now live in. I have only just begun my investigation, so I don’t really know the collection that well yet but will keep you informed of my progress. Like a family tree, archives are arranged in a hierarchy and here in Ashburton the tree begins with roads boards. There were a number of roads boards in the area – all beginning with Ashburton (established in 1864). From that one board others split off, concentrating on their little patch – looking after roads, bridges, land disputes and purchases and

the inhabitants. Small in size, this collection contains mainly minutes, correspondence, financial and some rating rolls. Being so early they are immensely important and valuable. These roads boards then reformed into the Ashburton County, which I am working through at the moment. While the records are in an order, they are not in MY order, so again there is a lot of moving and sorting to do, but hopefully once I get through the county collection I will have a good grasp of what is there. Once that is completed I will move on to the borough and then the auxiliary groups that were connected by the council or formed for a particular reason – eg domain boards, cemeteries and one off events. One never knows what one may find; the potential for discovery is one of the reasons why I enjoy working with such large and special collections. They really are an

amazing, but often untapped resource, which will be a valuable asset once it is all easily available. But making them available is not, as some may imagine, simply moving them to a bigger, better facility. Each item has to be cleaned and in some cases treated for mould. Metal bindings and clips have to be removed. Some material will require special boxes or bindings to keep them intact or protect them from further deterioration. Then there is the process which researchers require to be done professionally and accurately – the cataloguing. Each individual item, be it a huge rate book or a loose letter, must be described as fully as possible – dates, people mentioned or type of record all allow quick and easy access via our database. That sounds a simple task, but some books have no title so I have to devise one, other books

such as minutes may have attachments maybe a map or plan, correspondence or even photographs, so essentially I have to have a quick look at every page to see if there is an additional piece to the story records tell. Often the reason behind the book is rather vague and I have to do some research or further fossicking to see if I can figure out where the item fits in the family tree of records. Only a day ago I found three index books – no date and no indication of what records they belonged to, so that’s a project I have set aside for when we move. It’s going to be a massive job and will take time, so don’t be thinking it will all be available the day we open, but slowly and completely I will be adding this dusty treasure trove to our already extensive collection. It’s probably not something everyone would enjoy doing, but for me it’s a great responsibility and a huge thrill.

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An event not to be missed By Kathleen Stringer Hey Ho hey ho, to a school production we will go. This collection of young faces belongs to the Ashburton High School, part of a cast that presented ‘an entertainment’ at the Theatre Royal in August 1917. While there were many acts, the group here were responsible for an operetta entitled Little Snow White. Leads were: Miss Crooks, Miss Stewart (who was Snow White), Miss Boddington (Queen of Poppyland aka the evil stepmother) and Miss Marshall who was The Prince. The reviewer praised the special effects, especially the use of limelight when the princess woke up. It sounds, as he said, delightful. However, the first half wasn’t that bad either. There was group singing, as such events often have, but other not-so-usual items. Although few details were given, the junior pupils performed “amusing tests of skill, revealing the attention to which is paid to the pupils physical well being”, dumbbells were used for at least some of the activity. Something you also don’t see at many school productions was rifle exercises, performed by the school cadets. Gavottes with

shepherds, shepherdess and cupid, singing and trumpet solos and the now ubiquitous haka also featured, as did a mad hatter’s tea party. So no one forgot that there was a war going on a chorus performed the German Baby Killers – an ironical representation of the supposed heroism of the German Navy aroused much enthusiasm. The star piece appeared to be a patter song (maybe the forerunner to today’s rap) called

Local Untruths performed by two senior boys named Galbraith and Beaumont. The song used a number of fabricated headlines from the Ashburton Guardian to ‘hit off ’ local personalities and even at least one local body. As my young folk live in Dunedin, I have been ‘saved’ the ordeal of sitting through a number of school productions, although I have inflicted my fair share on relations. The ones I have experienced are

often entertaining, but usually for the wrong reasons – forgotten lines, props misbehaving and backstage dramas. However, it does sound that this production was the result of much planning and some genuine talent. Even the calibre of costumes is a far cry from some of the efforts that we see today. No wonder there wasn’t an empty seat in the theatre, it truly wasn’t an event to be missed.

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Westpac sees restrictions slowing housing credit Westpac Banking Corp’s New Zealand unit expects housing credit growth to slow next year as the Reserve Bank’s LVR restrictions bite, although that will be offset by faster business credit growth as the economy accelerates. The bank forecasts housing credit to grow 5.7 per cent in 2013, up from 3.7 per cent in 2012, before slowing to a 5.2 per cent pace in 2014. By contrast, business credit is seen slowing to 3.1 per cent this year from 3.3 per cent in 2012, before picking up to 4.9 per cent next year. Total credit growth is forecast to rise to 5 per cent from 4.5 per cent. “The Reserve Bank’s prudential speed limits have or will knock a little bit of wind out of the sails in lending growth in housing,” NZ chief executive Peter Clare told BusinessDesk. Still, “we’re starting to see slightly higher levels of business and consumer confidence. We see green shoots of opportunity.” Westpac would be relatively sheltered from the central bank’s

curbs as most of its mortgage lending growth has been in the sub-80 percent loan to value range, he said. The Treasury said yesterday in its monthly economic indicators report that based on initial predictions the LVR restrictions introduced on October 1 “are having the expected effect of dampening growth in mortgage finance and reducing the risk and potential impact of a major correction in house prices”. Westpac’s net loans rose to $61.6 billion in the second half of its 2013 financial year, from $59.4 billion in the same period a year earlier, it reported yesterday. Housing loans rose 4.5

per cent to $37.5 billion and business and institutional loans gained 2.3 per cent to $22.3 billion. The proportion of variable rate mortgages fell to 37 per cent from 43 per cent. Overall its net interest margin shrank 34 basis points to 2.38 per cent, although about two third of the contraction was a result of a transfer of $7.2 billion of liquid assets to the New Zealand unit from the Westpac group and excluding that effect, margin contraction was about 10 basis points. Chief financial officer Leigh Bartlett said much of the margin contraction occurred in the

first half, when there was “intense competition in lending and consumers’ preference was for the lowest rate fixed-rate mortgages”. “So there was compression on the lending spread and also a squeeze on the deposit side,” he said. While the lending squeeze continued into the second half, growth in deposits enabled it to recover some of its deposit margin. Westpac is forecasting the New Zealand economy will grow 2.8 per cent this year, before accelerating to 3.8 per cent in 2014. Consumer prices may rise 2.1 per cent in 2014 from 1.5 per cent this year, spurring the Reserve Bank to lift its official cash rate to 3.5 per cent from a record low 2.5 per cent currently. Expectations of higher interest rates are ensuring relatively limited growth in term deposits across the country as customers prefer to keep the money on call, Westpac said. Westpac New Zealand reported a 9 per cent increase in cash earnings, which exclude

one-time items, rose to $770 million in the year ended Sept. 30, according to its Australian parent’s results. New Zealand generates 9 per cent of earnings for Australia’s second-largest lender, excluding its group businesses and Westpac Pacific business. The parent yesterday posted an 8 per cent gain in cash earnings to $A7.1 billion, meeting estimates, while its net interest margin shrank 2 basis points to 2.15 per cent. Revenue from ordinary activities climbed 4 percent to $A18.6 billion. Expenses were flat and its expense to income ratio fell by 15 basis points. Impairment charges dropped 39 per cent. Total deposits climbed to $46.6 billion in the second half from $42 billion a year earlier, of which term deposits increased to $24.9 billion from $23.1 billion and other deposits were up about 15 per cent to $21.7 billion. Westpac’s shares fell 1.1 per cent to $A34.21 on the ASX yesterday and have climbed 33 per cent this year. – APNZ

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Meridian holds firm in sharemarket By Jamie Gray

Meridian Energy’s instalment receipts have continued to hold firm, helped along in no small part by buying interest from Bank of New York Mellon Corp, through its London-based subsidiary, Newton Investment. The newly-privatised Meridian traded on the NZX yesterday at $1.10, up 0.5 of a cent from Friday’s close, and well ahead of its $1.00 issue price when the Government sold 49 per cent of the company late last month. Bank of New York Mellon, in a disclosure to the NZX, said it had increased its stake, through Newton, to 6.49 per cent from

5.41 per cent. Newton has 50.9 billion ($98 billion) in funds under management. Its client base is made up of institutional investors, charities and corporations. The company’s website says it aims to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns by screening out short-term market “noise”. Shane Solly, portfolio manager at Mint Asset Management, said Newton had a yield seeking emphasis “so they suit Meridian quite nicely”. “It’s logical for some of these larger funds with a yield focus to be attracted to the characteristics provided by Meridian,” Solly said. The offer was pitched in two

parts, with investors stumping up the remaining 50c in 18 months’ time. At the full price of $1.50, Meridian offers a dividend yield of 8.9 per cent. Meridian, the country’s biggest power company, generates all its energy from renewable sources – hydro and wind. “The environmental-green funds should also find their way there, if they aren’t there already,” Solly said. Bank of New York Mellon is a global investments company with $US27.4 trillion in assets under custody and or administration, and $US1.5 trillion in assets under management. – APNZ

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At close of trading on Monday, November 4, 2013


NZX 50 constituents



 NZX All index



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 Falls 41


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At close of trading on November 4, 2013

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15,615.55 +69.8 +0.45%

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At close of trading on November 1, 2013

 Nikkei 225 index

14,201.57 –126.37 –0.88%

At close of trading on November 1, 2013



 Gold

London – $US/ounce

 Silver

London – $US/ounce

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Australia Canada China Euro Fiji Great Britain Japan Samoa South Africa Thailand United States

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0.8621 0.848 4.7231 0.6026 1.4539 0.5115 80.19 1.7162 8.2992 24.99 0.8161

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A&P clean-up begins The 136th Ashburton A&P Show has wrapped up, with thousands of ribbons and plenty of cups handed out over the two days of agricultural competition. Show president David Bennett said the showgrounds would be cleared of machinery and temporary structures this week and combed by rubbish collectors. He said Saturday’s brilliant weather encouraged thousands to visit the show, where they traipsed around trade sites, inspected prime stock and ate hotdogs. Quigley Contracting was the best trade site, and their massive machinery and other implements carted to the show by ex-

hibitors, left no doubt about the size of their operation and the farms they worked on. Judges in the sheep section had a tough time deciding on winners, but some champions emerged. The champion meat breed ram hogget went to J. T. Myles, the champion wool breed ram hogget went to Mark Copland and Westmere Farm, the champion ewe hogget went to J. T. Myles and the champion wool breed ewe hogget to Westmere. Stuart Sinclair took the prize for the super dam meat breed, and Neville Moorhead had the champion super dam wool breed. Next year’s show will be on October 31 and November 1.

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Market Price Trends Week beginning November 4, 2013

L A M B ($) Including 1 kg Shorn Pelt this week 13.0kg YL SI 13.5kg YM SI 15.0kg YM SI 15.0kg YM NI 15.0kg YM Market Indicator 17.5kg YX SI 19.0kg YX SI 19.0kg YX NI 21.0kg YX SI 21.0kg YX NI 23.0kg YX SI

last 4 weeks 3 months week ago ago

1 year ago

47.20 67.65 87.66 92.79 62.04 101.50 109.43 117.98 120.00 130.45 121.03 47.20

47.20 67.57 87.57 92.79 61.82 101.42 109.34 117.98 119.91 130.45 120.94 47.20

46.11 66.43 85.37 85.86 61.58 98.84 106.55 109.20 116.83 120.75 119.01 47.20

39.87 59.26 77.40 78.85 62.41 89.55 96.46 100.32 105.68 110.93 106.79 47.20

45.71 66.29 84.97 85.21 59.90 98.34 105.98 108.08 116.18 119.51 120.21 47.20






1 Kg Shorn Pelt SI

2013/14 Low High 45.02 65.30 84.11 84.33 60.35 97.37 104.95 107.26 115.06 118.60 117.08 6.72 *

47.20 67.65 87.66 92.79 62.04 101.50 109.43 117.98 120.00 130.45 121.03

2012/13 ave * 37.30 * 56.79 * 74.59 * 74.56 * 59.57 * 86.29 * 92.93 * 94.72 * 101.79 * 104.75 * 105.47

6.72 *


M U T T O N ($) Including 0.5kg pelt 21kg MX1







P2 Steer SI (296-320kg) NI P2 Steer Market Indicator

416 432 409

416 432 404

416 432 406

406 420 407

391 400 381

M Cow SI (160-195kg) NI M Cow Market Indicator

270 304 304

270 304 300

270 309 303

260 311 305

Bull SI (296-320kg) NI Bull Market Indicator

406 399 383

406 399 378

406 401 376

386 399 378




B E E F (c/ kg) 416 * 437 409 ** 270 * 311 304 **

382 395 388

277 312 302

416 * 432 * 397 * 270 * 304 * 294 *

379 400 386

406 * 399 * 372

406 * 401 383 *

372 388 381

260 292 299

Based on announced schedules with levies & charges deducted and published premiums included. For a valid comparison between the Islands, add $1.20 in Lamb and 7c/kg in Beef to the North Is values, because North Is Cos pay freight.

V E N I S O N ($/kg - gross) AP Hind 50kg AP Stag 60kg AP Stag 80kg

7.38 7.48 7.08

7.43 7.53 7.13

7.38 7.48 7.08

6.96 7.05 6.66

7.78 7.88 7.48

7.38 * 7.48 * 7.08 *

7.43 7.53 7.13

6.86 6.95 6.56

1330 995 805 730 625 625 615 600 510

1290 965 810 680 550 550 545 510 510

1500 990 830 725 500 485 480 460 510

1480 1025 850 690 445 415 400 375 495

1285 910 790 670 500 475 473 450 495

1500 1010 850 740 625 625 615 600 520

1475 1047 848 714 440 399 386 372 501

404 418

394 418

422 415

469 425

338 408

473 443

419 422

4940 5530 6270 5300 13500

5070 6020 6330 5570 14310

3990 4110 4140 4900 11730

4820 5370 5800 5240 13190

5450 6050 6570 5770 14550

4258 4446 4502 4926 11572

W O O L Data: WSI Fine (21 microns) Medium (25 microns) Medium (27 microns) Medium (29 microns) Coarse (35 microns) Coarse (37 microns) Coarse (39 microns) 2nd Shear (37 microns-85mm) Lamb (31 micron-75mm)

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W H E A T ($NZ/Tonne) ASW (Aus standard White) NZ Free (12.5% protein)

DAIRY PRODUCT PRICES Butter (NZ$/tonne) Skim Milk powder Whole Milk Powder Cheddar Cheese Casein

4960 5750 6110 5380 13550

Prices are indicative only. They are compiled from an assessment of sales made worldwide on one-off basis in US $. Quota market sales and contracts are excluded. The prices are then converted to $NZ/t FOB at current exchange rates.



UK PM Lamb (p/kg) CIF US Bull (USc/lb) CIF US Cow (USc/lb) CIF Venison Bone-in leg (E/Kg)

PRICES 400 205 192 6.40

395 203 193 6.40

0.826 0.515 0.608 3.45

0.830 0.514 0.609 3.43

390 194 185 6.40

315 216 201 6.40

395 202 192 * 6.40 *

400 * 205 * 193 6.40 *

355 209 194 6.43

FINANCE US Dollar UK Pound Euro 2 Year Wholesale Rate (%)


D A T A (000)

Lamb SI Mutton SI Beef SI Information provided by NZX Agrifax

86 7 4.1

0.790 0.827 0.522 0.513 0.598 0.639 3.38 2.69 (Estimates only) 52 77 75 9 9 3 3.4 8.3 4.3

0.776 0.501 0.586 2.76

0.863 0.561 0.659 3.60

17 5 0.0

508 134 26.7

Note: * denotes a new low/high for season.

0.811 0.511 0.629 2.78

Dairy farmers reminded to look out for ticks DairyNZ says farmers, especially in North Island areas where ticks are prevalent, should be checking cattle and talking to their veterinarians about assessing their risk in an effort to limit the spread of a new strain of the blood-borne parasite Theileria. Cases of cattle being affected by the new Ikeda strain of Theileria orientalis, which is carried by ticks and causes anaemia, have been on the increase since late 2012, particularly in the upper half of the North Island. Animal husbandry team leader, Dr Nita Harding says the New Zealand cattle tick is currently in the adult part of its life cycle, and looking to attach and feed on cattle over the next three months. “It’s called questing – as the adult tick seeks a host to feed on before it lays eggs,” she says. The adult tick will only be on the host animal for about a week. After feeding it drops back onto pasture where it lays up to 2000 eggs over a three week period and then dies. Larvae hatch from the eggs three to six months later. These attach to a host animal, feed and return to pasture to develop into the next stage

An engorged cattle tick.

of the life cycle which is the nymph, and then repeat this process to develop from the nymph to the adult tick. Theileria is not transmitted from one generation of ticks to the next via eggs, so each new generation of ticks becomes infected by feeding on cattle with Theileria. Reducing the numbers of larvae, nymphs and adult ticks will limit the opportunity for Theileria to be spread within and between herds.


One month into the 2012/13 season and Christmas processing is in full swing. There’s only one more week of processing left before it’s too late to catch the final shipments to the UK and Europe so meat companies have been keen to draw in more stock. In one final push, some companies lifted schedule prices by as much as 50c/ kg last week. Once Christmas processing is over, schedules are likely to decline as carcase returns become more dependent on the frozen market. However, demand for most frozen cuts is looking firm through until at least December. Negotiations are well under way and buyers are aware of the inevitable tightening of supply this season and that’s leading to firmer pricing being achieved.


The price of 50CL fat trimmings in the US surged again over the past week and is now 30% higher than a month ago, throwing more uncertainty into the manufacturing beef market. NZ isn’t directly involved in the 50CL market but the lean beef NZ exports is blended with it in patty formulations in the US, and high fat prices generally translate into weaker lean beef demand. Offers out of NZ are rising, particularly as the bull slaughter starts to increase. Prices for this have held firm so far but pressure will rise as volumes continue to lift. However, US domestic supplies are low, and will continue to trend lower, which may be enough to allow prices to hold on. At the farmgate, meat companies have mostly left schedules unchanged for this week.


There has been a split recently between feed barley and feed wheat prices, as dairy farmers’ clear preference for barley and cheap imported wheat prices have meant feed barley sales have outstripped those of NZ wheat. As a result Canterbury feed barley prices have strengthened 16% since this year’s harvest and feed wheat prices have strengthened just 10%. Feed wheat normally commands a $10/tonne premium over barley, but this season this premium has been reversed. Some growers are now looking to offload feed wheat as it looks as though there will be a carryover into the 2014 season. The $400/tonne mark that they are looking for doesn’t appear to be supported on the buyer side though. There has been activity in the feed barley market, though mostly for delivery of contracted grain. This bodes well for late season demand if the drying weather in Canterbury continues. There has been a lot of early enquiry and activity in the 2014 market for maize grain right through the North Island. With the percentage of the crop being sold on pre-harvest contracts being in the high 90’s most years, it looks as though buyers will need to be in early to lock in supply this year. Contract negotiations for 2014 in feed wheat and feed barley have faltered in many cases as the downward pressure from cheap imports has meant buyers are less willing to meet growers at their expectations.

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Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz

1 – How many Ashburton A&P Shows have there been? a. 102 b. 128 c. 136 2 – How much did it cost for an adult to go to the 2013 A&P Show? a. $10 b. $12 c. $15 3 – Which person has not been a long-time member of Fleetwood Mac? a. Stevie Nicks b. Lindsey Buckingham c. Stevie Winwood 4 – What is the approximate height of Mount Everest in metres? a. 7500 b. 8450 c. 8850 5 – What currency is used in Sweden? a. Krowne b. Krona c. Euro 6 – Which group of people did not live in Mexico? a. The Mayas b. The Incas c. The Aztecs 7 – Which wine usually contains more tannin? a. Rose b. White wine c. Red wine 8 – Moa probably became extinct about how many years ago? a. 500 b. 800 c. 1000

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Wee maltese Teddy Joe has the heart of a lion, so while he copes fine with his hand-knitted Crusaders jacket, his ‘mum’s’ pink hat, complete with pom-pom, strikes right at the heart of his manhood and does not go down well. In fact, he usually tells everyone off who goes past the fence, but he wouldn’t leave the house with the pink fluffy on his head. His mum has been banned from using it on Teddy.

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Pork keema


500g 100% NZ Trim Pork mince 1x medium onion, peeled and diced 1 t finely grated fresh ginger 2 t garam masala (or curry powder) 1 t Lee Kum Kee Chilli Garlic Sauce (or 1 tsp each crushed garlic and chopped chilli) 2 T finely chopped fresh coriander leaves 1/2 C natural yoghurt 1/2 C frozen peas ■ Stir fry the mince, onion and ginger in a wok or heavy-based frypan until mince browned. ■ Add the garam masala, garlic, chilli and coriander and cook 5 minutes. ■ Stir in the yoghurt and peas and heat until peas cooked. ■ Serve garnished with coriander leaves with steamed rice and naan bread.


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Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Tennis juniors run hot The Mid Canterbury junior representative tennis teams all claimed wins over Malvern on Saturday. The Mid Canterbury 16s played Malvern at West Melton and came away with a 10-6 win. Hamish Hood, Richard Bishop and Oliver Mckeown were brought up from the 14s to fill in, and Malvern claimed all four boys’ singles and both doubles matches but the Mid Canterbury girls’ easily won all of their rubbers and combined with the boys to win all four mixed doubles matches. Meanwhile the Mid Canterbury 14s overcame Malvern 9-7 in Kirwee. Mid Canterbury took out three of the boys’ singles and both doubles matches but only the top girls’ singles. In Darfield the Mid Canterbury 12s beat Malvern 13-3. Apart from the top boys singles all the matches were comfortably won by Mid Canterbury in the boys while the girls were more contestable in the singles dropping two singles matches.

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Christie still in yellow Ashburton cyclist Jason Christie maintained the yellow jersey on the Toru of Ijen after Sunday’s second stage in Indonesia. Christie went solo to win the opening stage and finished safely in the lead pack in 11th place and extended his lead atop the General Classification standings to 1:29 over Aisan Racing Team’s Nozomu Kimori. The OCBC Singapore Pro Cycling Team also maintained its perch at the top of the Team GC standings.

Paget still waiting

Christchurch’s Ben Smit leads the six shooter field around the bend during Sunday’s Ashburton Speedway action. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 031113-tM-187

Speedway action fast and furious

Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) has received notification from the FEI that the analysis of the B sample from Jock Paget’s horse Clifton Promise will take place in mid-November, with the results notified to ESNZ and the rider in due course.  Paget is facing a lengthy ban and the loss of his Burghley eventing title after his horse Clifton Promise returned a positive test for a banned substance and returned a positive reading for Reserpine in his blood. It is a sedative often used to help horses recover from long term injury or illness.

By Jonathan Leask

Vettel on another planet


Poor start or not, Mark Webber admits he was probably never going to win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with teammate Sebastian Vettel in red-hot form. It took less than 100 metres for the Australian to relinquish his 13th career pole position to Vettel, who went on to lead every lap of Sunday’s race and post his seventh successive win. Webber’s second-place finish gave Red Bull their 15th 1-2 in Formula One, with Nico Rosberg rounding out the top three. “What Sebastian did to the rest of us in the race, I don’t think the start in the end was going to be that important,” the 37-year-old said. - AFP

Worsfold ton puts under 19s in charge

Tennis correction A tennis score was incorrectly received by the Guardian from the Open A grade match between Dorie and Hinds. Mary-Anne Thyne swept Charlie Stock 6-0, 6-0 in the number four singles while James Wild lost to Duncan Rollinson 1-6, 3-6.

Two titles were closely contested at the Ashburton Speedway on Sunday. The Mid Canterbury Production title was claimed by Ron Koole on 62 points with Ellis Jellyman three points back in second, and Ricky Donnelly a further two points back in third. The Mid Canterbury Stock Car title had a good field of 10 tear up the track with Jacob

Under 19s A Josh Worsfold century set the Mid Canterbury under 19 representative cricket team up for an emphatic 172-run win over South Canterbury in Timaru on Sunday. Opener Worsfold scored 125 off 118 balls, hitting 16 fours and two sixes to lay the platform for Mid Canterbury to score 334/9. Worsfold shared a 116-run third wicket stand with Will Southby before being the third man out at 199/3. Southby was next to go for 70 and the tail managed to chip in to set the commanding target. Shaun Stagg removed the openers to have the hosts 478/2

O’Connor able to finish onepoint ahead of Jason Fletcher on 60 points to take the title. Fletcher was one of handful of drivers that had raced in Nelson the day before and driven through the night to compete in Ashburton. Harley Robb was third on 56 points. The third round of a Youth Ministock Series had Zac West come out on top with Josh King second, and third equal were Ethan Roulands and Shi Robb.

before Ryan Bell and Jeremy Punselie combined to take down the middle order to reduce South Canterbury to 121/7. Stagg returned to mop up the tail taking figures of 3/44 and claimed a run-out to dismiss South Canterbury for 162.

Under 17s The Mid Canterbury under 17s squad suffered a 111-run loss to South Canterbury at the Ashburton Domain on Sunday. Batting first South Canterbury made 210 all out in the 57th over with Deon Biggs and Andrew Jopson taking three wickets each. After a shaky start and the loss of early wickets, Jake Patterson made 44 and

The honours were shared in the six shooters between Shawn Aston and Ben Smit on 61 points, with Jayden Fitzgibbon second. Some of the best racing was between one of the smaller fields, with four street stocks going hard across three races with plenty of car-on-car contact, taken out by Daniel McNally. The adult ministocks was won by Callum Evans with

Emma Burnip second, and she also won the ladies stock-car race in her first time in a stock car. There were also a few A grade saloons taking up the chance to practise on course before Ashburton’s next day in the dirt, a big one on December 14. The Ashburton Speedway has a rare Saturday race meet and an even rarer twilight timeslot, hosting the final round of the DHL speed week.

Tim Puckett 20 before Mid Canterbury stumbled to be all out 99 in the 44th over.

ly all out for 84 after 35.4 overs as Country’s Jamie Theile finished with 6/18 off eight overs.

Under 15s

Ashburton College

The Mid Canterbury under 15 squad collapsed to a 101 run loss to Canterbury Country in Ashburton on Saturday. Country made 185 all out after 43.3 overs led by Ben Donkers 94, before he was removed by Gareth Hunt, with Hunt taking four wickets in the over as Country went from 168/4 to be 170/8. Hunt finished with 4/47, with Sam Hall also taking 3/17. Mid Canterbury went from 55/1, with Zach Naldrett 17, to being 62/8 in the space of five overs and were eventual-

Ashburton College were left to rue a poor second innings as they lost outright to Christchurch Boys’ High School 3rd XI in their two-day game on Saturday. College had made 128 in their first at bat before dismissing CBHS for 119 (with Deon Biggs taking 6/26) but the opportunity to build a big lead was dashed when they were reduced to 82/9 at stumps. College added just two runs on Saturday for a lead of 93. CBHS made light work of the chase getting home for a six wicket outright win.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Te Puke teen making waves By Coen Lammers

Young Kiwi footballer Ryan Thomas (right) made a stunning professional debut for high-flying Dutch first division side PEC Zwolle at the weekend. The 19-year-old from Te Puke was named man of the match in his team’s 4-0 win over amateur side Wilhelmina 08 in the Dutch Cup on Thursday and started in Sunday’s league match against PSV Eindhoven. He got on the scoresheet and set up a second goal in his first game for the club that has stunned pundits by mixing it with the top sides. Even the staunchest PEC Zwolle fans had merely hoped to avoid the relegation battle, but instead the modest

provincial club won its first four games and is currently sitting sixth on the table. Thomas has become an instant darling of the Zwolle fans and said it was a surreal experience to hear thousands chant his name during Thursday’s match. “We don’t really get that in New Zealand,” Thomas told the club’s website. “The fans there are much more passionate.” Thomas earned himself a contract after a successful summer trial and injuries in the squad last week gave the Kiwi his first taste of European top flight football. The New Zealand under-20 international grabbed his opportunity with both hands and was again in the starting line-up Sunday morning for the top of the table clash

against PSV Eindhoven in front of 35,000 fans in Eindhoven. Thomas played 90 minutes and was substituted in injury time as his side hung onto a sensational 1-1 draw against the European powerhouse. Now he has made his professional debut, Thomas said his next goal is to represent his country at senior level and will watch the play-offs against Mexico with special interest. “I hope to be part of the All Whites at some stage in the future, but first I need to focus on becoming a regular at PEC Zwolle.” An All White call up and a potential World Cup campaign would complete a stunning rise to fame for the kid from Te Puke.

Buoyed by their demolition of Norwich City, Manchester City will look to secure qualification for the Champions League knockout phase tonight when they resume hostilities with CSKA Moscow. Saturday’s 7-0 victory over Norwich underlined City’s English Premier League title credentials and they will enter Tuesday’s game at the Etihad Stadium with confidence high. A win would give City a sixpoint lead over the Russians in Group D with only two matches remaining. With head-to-head results the determining criteria in separating teams level on points and, with bottom club Viktoria Pilsen likely to lose at home to group leaders Bayern Munich, victory would probably send City into the last 16. After consecutive groupphase exits in the past two


Scottish Premier League Scottish Premier League results: Motherwell 1 (McManus 22) Hibernian 0 Send-offs: (Hutchinson 87 - Motherwell) Glasgow Celtic 1 (Mulgrew 90+1) Dundee Utd 1 (Armstrong 38) Inverness CT 2 (Doran 7, Shinnie 52) Kilmarnock 1 (Barr 76) Hearts 0 St. Johnstone 2 (Hasselbaink 29, May 53) St Mirren 2 (McGowan 25, Thompson 32)(match abandoned in second half) Ross County 0

A-League Round 4 Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (Tomi Juric 60M, 80M) Bt Adelaide United 1 (Marcelo Carrusca 54m) at Pirtek Stadium. Crowd: 16,279. Referee: Jarred

Joe Hart: Position in the goal mouth under pressure.

seasons, it would represent a breakthrough achievement for new manager Manuel Pellegrini, who did benefit from a kinder draw than his predecessor Roberto Mancini. Ahead of the potentially decisive game, right-back Pablo Zabaleta says City can draw encouragement from their strong home record this season.

Although they fell 3-1 to Bayern in their last Champions League home game, they have won all five of their league games at the Etihad to date, scoring 20 goals and conceding only two. “We feel very comfortable at home and our performances have been great since the start of the season,” said the Argen-

Gillett. Perth Glory 1 (Steven Mcgarry 9M Pen) Bt Sydney FC 0 at nib Stadium. Crowd: 10,613. Referee: Ben Williams. Newcastle Jets 2 (Scott Neville 51M, Trent Sainsbury 57M Og) Drew Central Coast Mariners 2 (Marcos Flores 65m pen, Mile Sterjovski 80m) at Hunter Stadium. Crowd: 13,744. Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones. Brisbane Roar 3 ( Henrique 48M, 65M, Matthew Smith 77M) Bt Melbourne Heart 0 at Suncorp Stadium. Crowd: 15,011. Referee: Lucien Laverdue.

RKC Waalwijk 3 (Van Hoevelen 7, Duits 15 pen, De Roover 25 og) NAC Breda 0 Send-offs: (Van Hoevelen 76 - RKC Waalwijk)

Dutch FIrst Division PSV Eindhoven 1 (Bruma 3) PEC Zwolle 1 (Benson 14) Send-offs: (Benson 85 - PEC Zwolle) Alkmaar 2 (Gudelj 42, Gudmundsson 65) ADO Den Haag 0 Twente 2 (Eghan 23, Promes 34) NEC 2 (Rieks 53, Jantscher 60) Ajax 0 Vitesse 1 (Qazaishvili 90) Played on Friday

English Premier League Arsenal 2 (Cazorla 19, Ramsey 59) Liverpool 0 Fulham 1 (Kacaniklic 65) Manchester United 3 (Valencia 9, van Persie 20, Rooney 22) Manchester City 7 (Johnson 16 og, Silva 20, Nastasic 25, Negredo 36, Y Toure 60, Aguero 71, Dzeko 86) Norwich City 0 Stoke City 1 (Begovic 1) Southampton 1 (Rodriguez 42) Hull City 1 (Cuellar 25 og) Sunderland 0 Send-offs: (Cattermole 47 Dossena 52 - Sunderland) West Bromwich Albion2 (Berahino 44, McAuley 83) Crystal Palace 0 West Ham 0 Aston Villa 0 Newcastle United 2 (Gouffran 68, Remy 89) Chelsea 0 Leading goalscorers: 7: Daniel Sturridge

In brief Man U OK in Europe Under fire Manchester United manager David Moyes can ease some pressure as the English champions look to edge towards the Champions League last 16 tonight when they visit Real Sociedad. While Moyes has had a tough start as Alex Ferguson’s successor in the English Premier League, United’s progress in Europe has so far been more straightforward. The three-time European champions lead Group A on seven points, one ahead of Bayer Leverkusen and three points better off than Shakhtar Donetsk. Although a win in San Sebastian wouldn’t confirm United for the knockout stages, it would put Moyes’ men in a very strong position ahead of a tricky trip to Leverkusen in three weeks.

Coach blasts team

Man City targets Champions last 16 spot By Tom WiLLiams

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tine. “Playing away, we have dropped too many points but, when we play at home, we are a very strong side.” The racist abuse to which City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure was subjected by CSKA fans in the opening leg on October 23 gives tonight’s game an unsavoury subtext. European governing body UEFA punished the Russians by imposing a partial stadium closure for their next home game in the competition, against Bayern on November 27. Of perhaps greater concern to Pellegrini is the form of goalkeeper Joe Hart, who was dropped in favour of Costel Pantilimon for the Norwich game after a series of recent mistakes. Pellegrini must decide whether to keep faith with the Romanian, but he has revealed that Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo should be fit to play despite being taken off at halftime against Norwich. - AFP (Liverpool), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 6: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Loic Remy (Newcastle United), Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Robin van Persie (Manchester United)

French First Division Stade de Reims 4 (de Preville 24, Krychowiak 44 pen, Oniangue 50, Atar 81) SC Bastia 2 (Romaric 47, Khazri 90+3) Evian Thonon Gaillard FC2 (Wass 61, Mongongu 90+3 pen) Toulouse 1 (Aurier 52) Ajaccio AC 1 (Mater 32 og) Valenciennes 3 (Pujol 26, 90+2, Dossevi 67) Lyon 2 (Lacazette 12, Gomis 13) Guingamp 0 Send-offs: (Diallo 52 Guingamp) Sochaux 0 Saint-Etienne 0 Send-offs: (Zouma 29 - Saint-Etienne, Boumal 73 - Sochaux) Rennes 1 (Oliveira 9) Marseille 1 (Ayew 16) Paris Saint-Germain 4 (Lucas Moura 3, Menez 39, Cavani 43, 81) Lorient 0

Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey described his team as “clueless” and resembling “rabbits in the headlights” despite reclaiming the A-League ladder lead with a 3-0 win over Melbourne Heart on Sunday. In contrast, Heart mentor John Aloisi sounded like the winning coach just moments after his side’s woeful winless road run extended to 16 games, banishing them to the A-League cellar. Sydney FC mentor Frank Farina blasted “semi-professional” match officials in their controversial 1-0 loss to Perth Glory on Saturday night after an apparent incorrect offside ruling led to the only goal.

PSG still unbeaten Paris Saint Germain were singing in the rain at Parc des Princes on Saturday, the French soccer league champions making light of the wintery weather to ease past Lorient 4-0 and extend their unbeaten Ligue 1 run to 23 games. Lorient hover just three points above the relegation zone, while PSG next week have a Champions League date with Anderlecht.

Celtic sneak a draw Celtic needed a stoppage time goal from Charlie Mulgrew to earn a 1-1 draw with Dundee United at Parkhead in their Premiership clash on Sunday that preserved their unbeaten start to their title defence. Dundee United looked to be heading for their first win at Celtic Park since December 1992 thanks to a first half strike from Stuart Armstrong. However, Mulgrew popped up two minutes into stoppage time to head Emilio Izaguirre’s cross past Radoslaw Cierzniak to leave his side five points clear of Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who reduced the gap with a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock.

Borussia back in front Borussia Dortmund reclaimed the lead in the German Bundesliga on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp’s side going two points clear of Bayern Munich on the back of an impressive 6-1 win over Stuttgart. Stuttgart arrived at the Champions League runners-up in buoyant form, unbeaten in seven league outings, and number eight was on the cards when they went ahead 1-0 before the quarter-hour. Bbut that was to be Stuttgart’s only high point as it was all one-way traffic in Dortmund’s favour from then on.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Any rain a godsend for Zennista Lisa Latta (right) is hoping for some assistance from above to give her mare Zennista an extra edge come post time at Ellerslie today. The Awapuni trainer said any easing of the ground would boost the chances of her Group One performer in the Gr.3 Sofitel Luxury Hotels Stakes. Zennista has had two runs this preparation following her successful Queensland winter carnival campaign and finished fifth and sixth respectively at

Hastings in the Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate and the Gr.1 Spring Classic. “She had every chance each time - she just needs a shower of rain,” Latta said. “She went really well and there’s a shower or two forecast so hopefully it comes. She is very well and her work has been good.” Runner-up in the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks at three, Zennista has subsequently added multiple stakes wins to her record and performed with distinc-

tion for Latta in Brisbane earlier this year. A first-up fourth in the Gr.3 Lord Mayor’s Cup, she then ran third in both the Gr.3 Premier’s Cup and the Gr.2 Brisbane Cup before victory in the Listed Caloundra Cup. Zennista’s Australian performances took her career earnings beyond the $500,000 mark with the prospect of more to come – particularly so if there is any rain at Ellerslie where she will be partnered by Mark Du Plessis. “Basically she’s a weight-for-

age mare now because she’s so high up in the ratings so this race suits her nicely,” Latta said. She has also sent Corporal Lincoln north for the Rating 65 CACI Mile and there is confidence in the Fastnet Rock fouryear-old’s prospects. “He’s won up there before and he’s working really well, I think he can be right in it,” Latta said. A maiden winner on the track, Corporal Lincoln has taken significant improvement from his Hastings appearance. - APNZ

M4 Otaki Maori gallops Today at Otaki Raceway

Otaki Maori RC Venue: Otaki Meeting Date: 05 Nov 2013 NZ Meeting number: 4 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 11.55am (NZT) LEVIN TRUCK SERVICES MAIDEN $7000, MDN 4YO&UP, 1400m 1 076x4 Master Thomas (9) 58.5 ...................S Doyle 2 7x Mr Lincoln (10) 58.5 ........................ K Myers 3 Bayrum (5) 58.5 ....................M Hudson (a3) 4 8x Sampson h (1) 58.5 .......................H Tinsley 5 Stormy Encounter (14) 58.5 ..... A Taylor (a2) 6 Via Dolorosa h (2) 58.5 ..........L Whelan (a1) 7 6225x Timely Magic (11) 56.5 ...................R Myers 8 9x326 Miss Interpreted (13) 56.5 ........... B Lammas 9 3 Sarabi (3) 56.5 ........................ D Turner (a3) 10 3940x Last To Dance (12) 56.5 .............. R Hannam 11 400. Duroyal (6) 56.5 12 9x86x Boosting Eleanor (7) 56.5 .............D Bradley 13 90070 I’m Bella (8) 56.5 ................. M Dravitzki (a2) 14 5x0x La Petite (4) 56.5............................D Walker 2 12.30pm SARAH HAWORTH @ HARVEYS 3YO MAIDEN $7000, MDN 3YO, 1400m 1 4 Hedge Fund (6) 57.5 ......................D Walker 2 55 Easy Tiger (5) 57.5.........................H Tinsley 3 Lucky Belt (12) 57.5 .........................K Smith 4 Mr Frankey (1) 57.5 .......................D Bradley 5 Speed King (11) 57.5 ......................J Riddell 6 2x264 Hearsay bh (13) 55.5 .................. B Lammas 7 356x7 Redline (8) 55.5 ....................... A Taylor (a2) 8 6 Zimmzee 55.5 .............................. Scratched 9 Deli Girl (9) 55.5 .................. M Dravitzki (a2) 10 Eyeful Tower (4) 55.5 .................. R Hannam 11 Kashika h (2) 55.5 ...........................R Myers 12 Kiwi Rose (7) 55.5........................... K Myers 13 Shinkafewmore 55.5 .................... Scratched 14 Tihi Keepa 55.5 ............................ Scratched 15 Sir Gus (14) 57.5..............................S Doyle 16 8 Notionannagins (10) 55.5 17 0 Centre Cross 55.5 ........................ Scratched 18 5 Lincoln Park (3) 57.5 -


Emergencies: Sir Gus, Notionannagins, Centre Cross, Lincoln Park 3 1.12pm LISA LATTA RACING STABLES 3YO MAIDEN $7000, MDN 3YO, 1200m 1 4x Colonel Lincoln (8) 57.5 ..................J Riddell 2 5 Lincoln Park (4) 57.5 .....................D Bradley 3 One Under Par (12) 57.5................. K Myers 4 Danny Boy (6) 57.5 ................L Whelan (a1) 5 8 Tonto Mac (10) 57.5 .......................H Tinsley 6 2. Miss Selby (9) 55.5 ............. M Dravitzki (a2) 7 6x88x Desert View h (2) 55.5 .....................K Smith 8 5586x Satanya (7) 55.5..............................R Myers 9 7x Ultra Explosive 55.5 ..................... Scratched 10 8x Asania (11) 55.5......................... V Johnston 11 79. Five Tarts (3) 55.5 ............................S Doyle 12 0880 Lawries Choice (1) 55.5 .............. B Lammas 13 0x07 Queen Of Ur (5) 55.5 .....................D Walker 4 1.57pm EL CHEAPO CARS RAUKAWA CUP RATING 85 $8000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 2100m 1 200x8 Volkswood (2) 60.5.................. D Turner (a3) 2 68344 Josephine tdm (4) 58 .......... M Dravitzki (a2) 3 48002 I’m Not Ticklish dm (9) 56 ............. T Russell 4 x0080 All In Clover dm (6) 55.5 ............. B Lammas 5 58535 Delecta Dreims mh (3) 55.5 ............ K Myers 6 030x6 Our Milly Smith 55.5..................... Scratched 7 50656 Rumour Has It Now tm (8) 55 L Whelan (a1) 8 99462 Golden Miss m (7) 54....... J Shackleton (a3) 9 30140 Les Sylphides dm (1) 54 .......... A Taylor (a2) 10 19245 Flippant m (5) 54 ............................D Walker 5 2.42pm EQUINE & FARM VETERINARY SERVICES - OTAKI MAIDEN $7000, MDN 4YO&UP, 1200m 1 3824x Clan O’Ceirin (9) 58.5 ....................D Walker 2 3x Norman 58.5 ................................ Scratched 3 7x46x Albakirkee (8) 58.5 ................... A Taylor (a2) 4 04x Antonio (12) 58.5 ........................ R Hannam 5 08064 Goldysox (6) 58.5 ............. J Shackleton (a3) 6 8379x Xibit (5) 58.5................................ B Lammas 7 Cramer (15) 58.5..................... D Turner (a3) 8 99x42 Edge Of Glory h (1) 56.5 ....... N Teeluck (a4)

9 6825x Miss Sing h (17) 56.5 .............L Whelan (a1) 10 40x3 Gold Lane (3) 56.5 ........................D Bradley 11 49x64 Fashion Lass (18) 56.5 ..................H Tinsley 12 Brecon Belle (10) 56.5 ....................R Myers 13 80x0 Pure Blonde h (14) 56.5 .................. K Myers 14 7 Spillane h (19) 56.5 .................... V Johnston 15 Off Roading (2) 58.5 16 Ikanui Jazz (7) 56.5 ..........................S Doyle 17 89x Takemehomebabe (4) 56.5 18 99 Riverina’s Choice (13) 56.5 19 7x60 Reginald h (11) 58.5 20 687x Acquiesce (16) 58.5 Emergencies: Off Roading, Ikanui Jazz, Takemehomebabe, Riverina’s Choice, Reginald, Acquiesce 6 3.27pm PROFESSIONALS OTAKI CLASSIC MAIDEN $7000, MDN 4YO&UP, 1400m 1 6382x Mack (8) 58.5 .........................L Whelan (a1) 2 x2x40 Eucher h (1) 58.5 ............................ K Myers 3 078x Hazy Daze h (5) 58.5 ..............T Jonker (a4) 4 Ollie’s Note (12) 58.5 ......................J Riddell 5 Suprized (6) 58.5 ...........................D Walker 6 0x00x Tatanka (9) 58.5 ............................ T Russell 7 00x Yin Dragon (14) 58.5 ................... R Hannam 8 2200x Superefficient b (10) 56.5.... M Dravitzki (a2) 9 704x3 Twilight Doll (13) 56.5.....................H Tinsley 10 86640 Honour Roll (2) 56.5.........................S Doyle 11 59x Done (4) 56.5 ............................. V Johnston 12 Fancy Nancy h (3) 56.5 ...................R Myers 13 7 Kirra Belle (7) 56.5 ...................... B Lammas 14 009x Show Willing h (11) 56.5 .. J Shackleton (a3) 7 4.14pm GREENMANTLE ESTATE LODGE RATING 65 HANDICAP $12,000, Rating 65 Benchmark Fillies and Mares*, 1200m 1 1424x Rohaise d (7) 59 ............................H Tinsley 2 0x41 Godzila Girl dm (11) 58.5 ................J Riddell 3 3413x Wee Jean 58.5 ............................. Scratched 4 81 Alleyoop d (6) 58 ...........................D Bradley 5 01x Imapuss dm (1) 58 .................. D Turner (a3) 6 09571 The Rahtwo Rebel dh (5) 58 ....... B Lammas 7 x2146 Catwomandu mb (8) 57.5 ...............R Myers

Darryl Bradley includes Alleyoop in a good book of rides at the Otaki-Maori meeting today. 8 9 10 11 12 13

15x53 Eternity d (10) 57.5 ..........................K Smith 384x4 Floral Scent b (3) 57 ................ A Taylor (a2) 030x3 Gemma Lass d (12) 56 ....... M Dravitzki (a2) 51009 Patience tdm (2) 56 859x8 Edensong d (9) 55.5 ................... R Hannam 57x57 Racey Red d (4) 55.5 ................. V Johnston 8 5.23pm WHEN KIWI WON THE CUP BEACH FM HCP $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 3616x Macnamara h (8) 59.......................H Tinsley 2 8600x Temple View h (5) 59 .................... T Russell 3 5428x Exceeding A Dream d (16) 58.5.. R Hannam 4 74360 Sports Coat m (3) 58.5 .... J Shackleton (a3) 5 7x200 Desert Star h (1) 57.5 ........... N Teeluck (a4) 6 3108x Crafty Lad d (17) 57.5 .....................J Riddell 7 6907x Pinocchio Boy (12) 57.5 ...... M Dravitzki (a2) 8 71982 Caley Rose m (18) 57 ...................D Bradley 9 940x0 Palmers Pride (7) 57 .......................R Myers 10 8716 Tikvah (13) 57 ................................D Walker 11 x00x2 Flint dm (14) 57 ....................... D Turner (a3) 12 9166x Miss Clawdy th (11) 56.5 .................K Smith

13 556x8 Great Of Favours dm (2) 56 ........ B Lammas 14 500x6 Slippery Mistake (15) 55.5 ......... V Johnston 15 10776 Hayabusa m (9) 55.......................... K Myers 16 93008 The Painter (4) 56.5 17 806x0 Shallwetellthem td (10) 56 18 72070 The Bachelor d (19) 55.5 19 0800x Little Benny m (6) 55.5 Emergencies: Hayabusa, The Painter, Shallwetellthem, The Bachelor, Little Benny 9 6.05pm FARMLANDS RATING 75 HANDICAP $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1600m 1 49800 Stormin Norman dm (10) 59 ............S Doyle 2 12250 Pencuri dm (13) 58..........................J Riddell 3 3x6x0 Taikomochi m (1) 58 .......................H Tinsley 4 56x88 Za Pak t (4) 57 5 55061 Kennys Chance 56.5 .................... Scratched 6 4383x We Are Royal td (3) 56.5 ...............D Bradley 7 02170 Time For Gold m (18) 56 ..... M Dravitzki (a2) 8 123x0 Mint td (17) 55.5 ..............................R Myers 9 22211 Valley Queen tdmh (8) 55.5 ..... A Taylor (a2) 10 54272 Darby Shaw dm (7) 55 ...........L Whelan (a1) 11 x4461 Gwynethanne dh (12) 54.5 12 31x09 If I Can I Can m (15) 54.5 ........... R Hannam 13 85347 Replace h (16) 54.5 ........................ K Myers 14 98640 Stella Bella d (19) 54.................. V Johnston 15 0x080 Our Ko Ko m (2) 54 ........................D Walker 16 310x0 Dr Paul m (11) 55.5 ..................... B Lammas 17 1057x My Pentire d (14) 54...................... T Russell 18 70579 One Kay dmh (9) 54 .............. N Teeluck (a4) 19 83724 Anniesstar (5) 54 20 750x5 Canso td (6) 54 Emergencies: Our Ko Ko, Dr Paul, My Pentire, One Kay, Anniesstar, Canso Blinkers on: Duroyal (R1), Queen Of Ur (R3), Tikvah, Shallwetellthem (R8), Pencuri, One Kay (R9) Blinkers off : Timely Magic, Last To Dance (R1), Tonto Mac (R3), Albakirkee (R5), Superefficient, Honour Roll (R6) Winkers on : Tonto Mac (R3), Xibit (R5), Kirra Belle (R6), Rohaise (R7) Winkers off : I’m Bella (R1), Queen Of Ur (R3), Tikvah (R8), One Kay (R9)

Auckland gallops Today at Ellerslie Raceway

Auckland RC Venue: Ellerslie Meeting Date: 5 Nov 2013 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 12.10pm (NZT) JOHN DEERE AGROWQUIP RATING 85 2200 $30,000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 2200m 1 26307 Storming The Tower tdm (1) 59 ....... R Jones 2 56121 Canterino d (10) 58.5 .................. D Johnson 3 49246 Pump Up The Volume tm (11) 58.5A Forbes (a) 4 28235 The Flying Affair tm (2) 58.5.... R Smyth (a3) 5 01441 Go Joeli m (4) 56 ...................... M D Plessis 6 52091 Le Bon Fin m (8) 56 ................... M Dee (a2) 7 33636 Gurus Spirit tdm (9) 55.5........ K Chiong (a3) 8 168x0 Lucky Charm tdm (5) 55.5 .......K Leung (a2) 9 19x80 More Than Sacred t (12) 54.5 ...........L Innes 10 63125 Permesso m (3) 54.......................... N Harris 11 92610 Smedley tm (7) 54 ........................... C Grylls 12 86804 Te Kingi m (6) 54 .............................S Collett 2 12.42pm TIP TOP TRUMPET RATING 65 1200 $20,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 5x221 Poppas Delight d (12) 59 .........K Leung (a2) 2 x0172 Tolarno (15) 59 ................................S Collett 3 135x5 Flicka Of Gold t (3) 58.5 .............M Coleman 4 83x21 Murdoch td (6) 58.5................... M D Plessis 5 46201 Springloaded d (11) 58.5 ............L Callaway 6 31x27 Golden Downs b (14) 58 ................. N Harris 7 56401 Kontiki (17) 58 ...........................T Wenn (a4) 8 1167x Chintz 57 ...................................... Scratched 9 23x12 Pacific Choice (7) 57 .........................L Innes 10 3412 Kentucky Son dm (2) 57.....................J Jago 11 3251 Flying Fantasy (9) 56 ................. M Dee (a2) 12 0x694 Lady Chapel d (16) 56 ................ D Johnson 13 1 Red Dirt Girl (10) 56......................O Bosson 14 90652 Scorching d (4) 56........................... M Wenn 15 x217x Travel Wise m (5) 57.5 .....................P Taylor 16 5199x Angel’s Share (1) 55.5 .................... C Grylls 17 69x64 Charlie Farley (8) 55.5 18 660x9 Team Pete t (13) 55 Emergencies: Travel Wise, Angel’s Share, Charlie Far-

ley, Team Pete

3 1.22pm THE ROCK RATING 85 1200 $30,000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1200m 1 78274 Ginja Ninja tdm (3) 60 ............ K Chiong (a3) 2 226x1 Barbaric d (8) 59.5 ..................... M Dee (a2) 3 0932x Steel Giant td (2) 59 .................K Leung (a2) 4 x39x3 Whosyourmaster d (11) 59 ...........O Bosson 5 1431x Little Wonder td (12) 58.5................ C Grylls 6 7338x Alvesta dm (4) 58 ........................ D Johnson 7 x7073 Sweet Suitor tdm (1) 58 ...... R Hutchings (a) 8 485x3 Vincent Street td (7) 57 ..............M Coleman 9 245x2 Jubilate td (14) 55 ........................... N Harris 10 2450x Waterford d (5) 54.5 ..........................L Innes 11 x220x Pussy Willow d (13) 54...............M Cameron 12 41200 Airman d (6) 54 ....................... R Smyth (a3) 13 530x1 Living The Dream d (9) 54 ........ M D Plessis 14 6576x Peridot td (10) 54 ............................S Collett 4 2.08pm MAGIC CUSHION HOOF PACKING MILE MAIDEN $20,000, MDN, 1600m 1 37624 Bach (7) 58.5 ...........................K Leung (a2) 2 03335 Sergios (12) 58.5 ............................ R Jones 3 33 Rebisha (11) 58.5 ............... R Hutchings (a) 4 2x300 Vito Genovese (5) 58.5 ............... D Johnson 5 0x55 El Guapo (4) 58.5..................... A Forbes (a) 6 06600 Sir Al Syd (10) 58.5 .....................L Callaway 7 23 El Tyson (2) 57 ................................S Collett 8 332x4 Cupcake (9) 56.5 ..........................O Bosson 9 20x35 Grace O’Malley (13) 56.5 ...........M Cameron 10 2x22 Liberare b (8) 56.5 ..................... M Dee (a2) 11 40x64 Pink Diamond (1) 56.5 .............. M D Plessis 12 5x542 Rosado (3) 55 ...............................M McNab 13 55 Ekraarstatic (6) 55........................... C Grylls 5 2.53pm BACH ESPRESSO 3YO MAIDEN 1400 $20,000, MDN 3YO, 1400m 1 6x232 First Class (6) 57.5.......................... C Grylls 2 62642 Babilloni (10) 57.5 ..................... M D Plessis 3 34x2 Stand Your Ground b (7) 57.5 ....M Cameron 4 79x3 All The Way (14) 57.5 .......................P Taylor

5 7828. Blizzard (1) 57.5 .................. R Hutchings (a) 6 534 Connor John (15) 57.5 ................... J Parkes 7 4x93 Ernie b (9) 57.5 ........................ A Forbes (a) 8 257. Fraajilistic (5) 57.5 ....................... D Johnson 9 3 Liquid Asset (8) 57.5 .....................O Bosson 10 264x Skylla b (4) 57.5 .............................. R Jones 11 6 Mystic Blue (11) 57.5 ...................... N Harris 12 Big ‘N’ Rich (3) 57.5 ................... M Dee (a2) 13 2 Persuasive 55.5 ........................... Scratched 14 24 Reynen Rose (12) 55.5 ................... M Wenn 15 34 Civetta (13) 55.5..............................S Collett 16 28x40 Garland (2) 55.5 ................................L Innes 17 8 Intuitive 57.5 ................................. Scratched 18 36670 Eye Contact 57.5 ......................... Scratched 19 5763. En’joyour Lindauer (16) 55.5 Emergencies: Intuitive, Eye Contact, En’joyour Lindauer 6 3.38pm SOFITEL LUXURY HOTELS WFA STAKES (GROUP III) $70,000, WFA, 2000m 1 2x901 Ransomed d (10) 59 ...................... J Parkes 2 01229 Indikator tm (5) 59 ........................... R Jones 3 94534 John Gray tm (12) 59 .......... R Hutchings (a) 4 x1632 Thunderbird One mb (2) 59 .......M Cameron 5 54094 Back In Black d (3) 59 .................. M Dee (a) 6 x9570 Guess What d (9) 59 .......................S Collett 7 15514 Postmans Daughter tm (7) 57 .......O Bosson 8 31056 Zennista m (8) 57 ...................... M D Plessis 9 09611 Sarsarun tm (1) 57 ...................... D Johnson 10 269x7 Annie Higgins t (11) 57 .....................L Innes 11 06922 Smartly t (6) 57 .............................M McNab 12 x3143 Soriano mb (4) 56.5 ........................ N Harris 7 4.25pm CARBINE CLUB TROPHY OPEN HANDICAP $40,000, OPN HCP, 1600m 1 43x76 Sum Up tdm (4) 59........................O Bosson 2 2400x Savanah Rush tm (12) 57.5 ........... J Parkes 3 1110x Skysoblue t (9) 57.5 ........................ C Grylls 4 39088 Noble Warrior dm (10) 57.5 ........... R Norvall 5 337x8 Chaparrone t (11) 57.........................L Innes 6 9321x Dark Bishop tm (8) 57 ......... R Hutchings (a) 7 x4453 Joey Massino td (6) 57 ................ D Johnson

8 7x822 Neo mb (1) 56.5 .........................M Cameron 9 26x24 Boninsky t (3) 55 ........................ M Dee (a2) 10 11210 King Zeus d (2) 55 .....................M Coleman 11 80250 Old Drumble tdm (7) 55 ............ M D Plessis 12 x8126 Breaking Dawn d (5) 53.5 ............... N Harris 8 5.33pm CACI MILE RATING 65 $20,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 127x2 Le’vantos d (2) 59.5 ................... M Dee (a2) 2 31x2 Uncle Sugar d (1) 59 .....................O Bosson 3 4291 Biologist d (10) 58.5 ......................M McNab 4 20x70 Corporal Lincoln t (8) 58 .................S Collett 5 0x894 Harlequin d (17) 58 ......................... C Grylls 6 8x216 Manny (13) 57.5 ................................L Innes 7 42x52 Whistling Dixie b (5) 57 ............. M D Plessis 8 0260x Sweet ‘N’ Keen t (16) 57.......... R Smyth (a3) 9 6x540 Bachelor’s Dream t (12) 57 ........M Cameron 10 223x0 Sonoza (6) 56.5 ..................... K Chiong (a3) 11 1 Raisedinasandpit (14) 56 ............ D Johnson 12 137x6 Torque It (7) 56.........................K Leung (a2) 13 83004 Molto Grato dm (3) 56 ................M Sweeney 14 165x2 Kendoka b (11) 55.5...................M Coleman 15 38655 Shebang t (4) 54 ............................. M Wenn 16 x6392 Light The Way d (15) 54 ...................P Taylor 17 56508 Smuckers 54 ................................ Scratched 18 90x07 Going Places (9) 54 Emergencies: Smuckers, Going Places 9 6.14pm AUGUSTA CAPITAL RATING 85 1400 $30,000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1400m 1 03125 Fortune Knight d (13) 60 ..........K Leung (a2) 2 31600 D’Cash Man d (7) 59 ............ M Cheung (a3) 3 18x51 Taaxman d (4) 58.5 ....................M Cameron 4 6x704 Trapiche t (3) 57.5 ....................... D Johnson 5 2216x Sophia’s Dream 56.5.................... Scratched 6 216x8 Moneytree td (10) 56.5..................O Bosson 7 57x92 The Menace td (8) 56.5....... R Hutchings (a) 8 396x6 Carlotta tdm (9) 56 ....................T Wenn (a4) 9 2031x The Tidy Express m (2) 56 .............. M Wenn 10 x2477 Magic Shaft 55.5 .......................... Scratched

11 91412 Best Command 55 ....................... Scratched 12 170x5 Needlly td (15) 55 13 10344 Mosh Pit td (5) 54.5......................... C Grylls 14 2407x Princess Kyoto d (12) 54.5 ............ R Norvall 15 71x18 Queens Rose dm (14) 54................ N Harris 16 427x9 Pinzaara td (6) 54 ..................... M D Plessis 17 x5224 Travino 55..................................... Scratched 18 6x4x0 Starcheeka d (11) 54 .................M Sweeney 19 78274 Ginja Ninja 60 .............................. Scratched 20 0932x Steel Giant 59 .............................. Scratched 21 485x3 Vincent Street 57 ......................... Scratched 22 0188x Abidewithme td (1) 54 Emergencies: Travino, Starcheeka, Ginja Ninja, Steel Giant, Vincent Street, Abidewithme 10 6.50pm AUCKLAND CO-OP TAXIS STAYERS RATING 75 $25,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 2400m 1 x6703 Sierra Nevada (4) 59 .....................O Bosson 2 13154 Prospero m (10) 58 ....................M Cameron 3 16408 Stagehand tm (9) 57.5 ........ R Hutchings (a) 4 x8376 Juggernaut Rock (12) 57 ................ R Jones 5 57602 Glitzabeel m (11) 56.5.............. A Forbes (a) 6 74583 Little Matey m (15) 56.5 ................M McNab 7 23222 Radar b (7) 56.5 .......................K Leung (a2) 8 14353 Pherozardo m (8) 55.5 ......................L Innes 9 26x10 Genus b (14) 55 ........................ M D Plessis 10 30503 Irene Alice (6) 54.5.......................... C Grylls 11 90330 Nukumai m (3) 54.5 .........................P Taylor 12 40775 Go Paddy m (1) 54.5 .................. M Dee (a2) 13 401 Pythia (2) 54............................ R Smyth (a3) 14 66x96 Prologue (13) 54 ......................... D Johnson 15 62306 Lady Lindauer (5) 54 .................J Oliver (a3) Blinkers on : Golden Downs (R2), Liberare (R4), King Zeus (R7), Bachelor’s Dream (R8), Prologue (R10) Blinkers off : Storming The Tower (R1), Kontiki, Angel’s Share (R2), Ginja Ninja (R3), El Tyson (R4), Connor John (R5) Winkers on : Kontiki (R2), El Tyson (R4), Fraajilistic (R5) Winkers off : Waterford, Airman (R3), King Zeus (R7), Prologue (R10)


Tuesday, November 5, 2013



Old stagers ready to perform By Mike Hedge

Delzangles said. “The thing is he has four kilograms more, so he needs to be.” Dunaden will jump from the inside gate and Delzangles is wary of the perils of being swamped as the field swarms across to the rail in the 1000m run to the first turn. “Ideally, I would like him to jump quickly, but not the quickest, to be not too far from the leader and saving something for the final 300 metres,” Delzangles said. “The thing with him is that he loves it here in Melbourne, he improves a lot when he gets here. “It’s been the same each time.” Dunaden has emerged from the pack in the final few days of his preparation, turning in some of the best gallops seen at Werribee in the past month. And Red Cadeaux, jumping from barrier 23, has been equally en-

Like a couple of old stock horses, the heroes of the 2011 Melbourne Cup are positioned to control the herd today. Dunaden, the narrowest Cup winner ever, and Red Cadeaux, the narrowest of losers, will start from opposite sides of the Flemington track, and the trainers of both horses believe they could again finish together. In the final few days before the Melbourne Cup nothing has worked better than the pair of eight-year-olds. In his final workout at Werribee yesterday, Dunaden had trainer Mikel Delzangles as happy as he’s been with the horse since he won two years ago. “I think he’s in very good form, the same as he was two years ago, but I think he is even stronger,”


CUP $A6,200,000, group 1, handicap, no allowances, 3200m

c o u r ag i n g. On Friday he produced an effort that surprised trainer Ed Dunlop and had him almost begging for the fast pace that suits his horse. “The way he’s going it would be tragic if the pace was as slow as it was last year,” Dunlop said. “I’m very pleased with him, he absolutely loves coming here, it genuinely improves him.” Red Cadeaux impressed again yesterday in a light canter Dunlop said would top him off perfectly. Of the two, Red Cadeaux has the strongest recent form with a victory in the HK Vase (2400m) in December and places in both the Dubai World Cup and Japan’s best staying race, the Tenno Sho (3200m). - AAP

Otago gallops



2.18pm VINCENT GEORGE TRAVEL MANAGERS RATING 75 $15,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1600m 1 337x6 Kirkie dh (6) 61................... D Prastiyou (a3) 2 2641x Gold Leaf tmh (1) 57.5 .............. S Muniandy 3 12381 El Bee Dee tdm (9) 57 .................K Williams 4 0160x Southern Sav (5) 55 ............... B Pitman (a1) 5 42x26 Winchester td (8) 55.................... C Johnson 6 54547 Please Release Me td (7) 54.5 .. A Frye (a2) 7 17230 Unrelenting Lady d (3) 54 .......S Wynne (a3) 8 55385 Richard Trimbole tdmbh (2) 54A Morgan (a3) 9 70292 She’s Insatiable m (4) 54 .......C Barnes (a2) 4 3.03pm DUNEDIN CASINO TROPHY RATING 85 $15,000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1200m 1 8119x Semper Plus td (3) 59 ............. M Cropp (a3) 2 9x704 Street Light tdm (5) 59 ........... M Haruki (a3) 3 12037 Golden Globe dmb (6) 58.5 .. A Morgan (a3) 4 95829 Prime Hit dm (10) 57.5 ..............R Black (a2) 5 43x40 Chapel Star tdh (9) 57................. C Johnson 6 39341 Lakers Bay m (7) 56.5 .............S Wynne (a3) 7 118x3 Paraketo t (4) 56.5 ..................... A Frye (a2) 8 6181x Royal Hu d (8) 56.5 ...............R Doherty (a1) 9 31x18 Ishimine d (1) 56 ....................... S Muniandy 10 35864 Light’s Up tdm (2) 54.5 ...........C Barnes (a2) 5 3.48pm ARTHUR BARNETT/BRENT WEATHERALL JEWELLER MAIDEN $12,500, MDN, 1200m 1 348x3 Ri’Gah Brook bh (14) 58.5 2 32240 Leeboy h (6) 58.5 ....................S Wynne (a3) 3 255x5 Owe The Ransom (9) 58.5 .......... C Johnson 4 08x3x Alfie River (16) 58.5 ................ M Cropp (a3) 5 0x46 Alfie’s Belle h (12) 58.5 6 3 Dom Benedictine h (17) 57 D Prastiyou (a3) 7 5x Irish Excuse (8) 57 ........................... J Bates 8 06x72 Elegant Crossing h (19) 56.5 9 09945 Sweet But Neat (2) 56.5...........J Chong (a3) 10 840x6 Keep The Quest (13) 56.5 .....R Doherty (a1) 11 7x2. Barter h (7) 55......................... T Direen (a1)

12 2x Breathe Easy h (10) 55 ..........C Barnes (a2) 13 4 Hell Raiser h (1) 55 ......................K Williams 14 Madam Victoria (5) 55 ....................R Bishop 15 6 Setarime 56.5............................... Scratched 16 8x0x Fire Hawk (4) 58.5 17 900x5 Voussoir h (15) 58.5 18 0056x Miss Meerkat h (18) 56.5 19 Agnus Brown h (11) 56.5 .......... S Muniandy 20 Red Dagger h (3) 58.5 Emergencies: Setarime, Fire Hawk, Voussoir, Miss Meerkat, Agnus Brown, Red Dagger 6 4.35pm MAINLAND AIR MELBOURNE CUP TROPHY OPEN HANDICAP $25,000, OPN HCP, 1400m 1 2x334 Final Touch tdm (8) 61.5 ............. C Johnson 2 38x81 El Chico td (6) 60.5 .................. B Pitman (a) 3 41x16 Anzac Star tmh (5) 57.5 ....... D Prastiyou (a) 4 718x6 Infallible td (7) 57....................... S Muniandy 5 54950 Our Genes tdm (9) 56.5 ............ A Denby (a) 6 30715 Conscious Mistake tdm (1) 55.5A Morgan (a) 7 8x360 Keep The Conflict td (3) 55.5 ........... J Bates 8 8346x Our Bee Jay dm (4) 55.5 ..............K Williams 9 260x8 Petty Lane dm (2) 54.................... A Frye (a) 7 5.42pm REDPATHS TROPHY RATING 65 $12,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 86501 My Reason tdh (11) 59 ........... T Direen (a1) 2 96310 Poach The Cash d (10) 58.5 ....D Bothamley 3 00x82 Katie Jay d (14) 58 .................C Barnes (a2) 4 571x5 Keynote td (5) 57.5...................... C Johnson 5 21 Heroic Guru th (7) 57.5 ............. S Muniandy 6 0x951 Golden Castle td (3) 57 ............J Chong (a3) 7 0x259 La Girl h (9) 56.5 ............................. J Morris 8 00097 No Rosettes tm (2) 56.5 .................R Bishop 9 340x6 Willow Park 56.5 .......................... Scratched 10 04356 Drumreims h (8) 56.5 ....................... J Bates 11 85x57 Dubai Bear th (1) 56.5.............S Wynne (a3) 12 94463 Pretty To Watch mb (13) 56 ..........K Williams 13 50390 Kashin Girl m (4) 55.5 ................ A Frye (a2)

1322X8 Dunaden td (1) 58.5 ......... J Spencer 24X599 Green Moon td (10) 57.5...B Prebble 389624 Red Cadeaux (23) 56.5...... G Mosse 4X0021 Sea Moon m (7) 56.5 ......S W Arnold 58X115 Brown Panther d (6) 55.0R Kingscote 6X6143 Fiorente h (5) 55.0 ...............D Oliver 781024 Foreteller tmh (15) 55.0 ...... C Newitt 8221X2 Dandino (4) 54.5 .................R Moore 9X5004 Ethiopia (14) 54.5............. R McLeod 10X7531 Fawkner tm (8) 54.5 ................N Hall 111X787 Mourayan td (19) 54.5 ........B Avdulla 1200917 Seville (9) 54.5 ................ H Bowman 1334935 Super Cool th (13) 54.5.......C Brown 14X0320 Masked Marvel (2) 54.0 ....... M Rodd 151582X Mount Athos b (22) 54.0 ..C Williams 16X1122 Royal Empire (11) 54.0 .....K McEvoy 1721321 Voleuse de Coeurs (21) 54 J McDonald 1871457 Hawkspur b (18) 53.5........ J Cassidy 1942X23 Simenon dm (12) 53.5 ......R Hughes 2051801 Ibicenco dm (17) 53.0 .......... L Nolen 212511X Verema (3) 53.0 ............... C Lemaire 2273832 Dear Demi tm (16) 51.0 ..... C Munce 233211X Tres Blue h (20) 51.0.............T Berry 2433321 Ruscello t (24) 50.0 ...C Schofield (a)

In brief Williams targets Cup

Today at Wingatui raceway

Otago RC Venue: Wingatui Meeting Date: 05 Nov 2013 NZ Meeting number: 6 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 12.52pm (NZT) MORNINGTON TAVERN STAYERS RATING 75 $15,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 2200m 1 42121 Belle D’Or m (7) 64 .................... A Frye (a2) 2 9x261 Kina Win (2) 59 ........................... C Johnson 3 17424 Tuffinup tmh (4) 59 .......................... J Morris 4 96161 Enchanter tdh (6) 56.5 .................K Williams 5 50x40 News Flash th (1) 55.5 .............. S Muniandy 6 01441 Sheezaruler dm (5) 55 ...................R Bishop 7 03342 China Bo Bo m (9) 55 ...............R Black (a2) 8 81300 King Kong (3) 54 ..................... T Direen (a1) 9 0x095 Life’s In A Spin (8) 54 ............R Doherty (a1) 2 1.32pm IDEAL ELECTRICAL DUNEDIN SOUTH MAIDEN $12,500, MDN, 1600m 1 34x30 Rule Breaker 58.5 ........................ Scratched 2 972x5 Snip In Time h (14) 58.5 3 30x03 Lowe Flyer (5) 58.5 ..................D Bothamley 4 20664 Indiana Jones (13) 58.5 ........ A Morgan (a3) 5 89x55 Victory Gold (3) 58.5 .................R Black (a2) 6 75x6 My Rules (15) 58.5........................... J Bates 7 8 Big Meadsy h (8) 58.5 ..................K Williams 8 7 Amarok h (7) 57 .............................R Bishop 9 5x432 Katie’s Diamond (9) 56.5............ A Frye (a2) 10 35336 Quest For Luck (19) 56.5 11 2 Tudor Lily h (18) 56.5 ......... D Prastiyou (a3) 12 543 Forever Vital h (2) 56.5 .............. S Muniandy 13 43 Tutor bh (17) 56.5.................... T Direen (a1) 14 36044 Down Here Up There (4) 56.5 15 80959 Lady Guinevere (16) 56.5 ....... M Cropp (a3) 16 My Rose Maree (11) 56.5 .......S Wynne (a3) 17 27x00 Kings Road h (1) 58.5 ............C Barnes (a2) 18 96789 Bonny Spring (10) 56.5 19 92878 Cos I Can (6) 56.5 20 57x60 Masterzed (12) 58.5 Em: Kings Road, Bonny Spring, Cos I Can, Masterzed

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14 94895 Logan Town d (6) 55 .............R Doherty (a1) 15 7x584 Emily Trimbole th (12) 54 ...... A Morgan (a3) 8 6.28pm MICO PLUMBING RATING 65 $12,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 1324x Secret Guru h (6) 59 ..............C Barnes (a2) 2 12x6 Coup Flyer tdm (5) 58.5 ........R Doherty (a1) 3 4x018 Red Lamar d (4) 57.5 ....................... J Bates 4 939x7 The Governator td (2) 57.5 ..... A Denby (a1) 5 0323x Hernandez tdbh (10) 57 .............. C Johnson 6 5455x O’Faberge td (7) 57 .................... A Frye (a2) 7 1 Big Kahuna dm (3) 56.5 .................. J Morris 8 56824 Ask Me (9) 55.5..................... A Morgan (a3) 9 4406x Wedgie dm (1) 55.5.................S Wynne (a3) 10 L3000 Navigator d (8) 55 ....... M Haruki (a3) 9 7.07pm TRANSPACIFIC WASTE RATING 75 $15,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1200m 1 71468 Miss El Bee Dee tdm (13) 59.5A McKay (a3) 2 190x0 Summer’s Boy dm (1) 59.5......S Wynne (a3) 3 83529 Swami dmh (11) 58 ................C Barnes (a2) 4 16x25 Valiant tdh (9) 57.5 .................. T Direen (a1) 5 00181 Magic Epic d (5) 56.5 ....................... J Bates 6 1x609 Strike Up The Band td (10) 56.5R Doherty (a1) 7 711x0 Wiseguy d (7) 56.5 ................. B Pitman (a1) 8 93052 Davone Code tdm (4) 55.5 ......... A Frye (a2) 9 748x2 Mikabella td (6) 55.5 ....................K Williams 10 26600 Party Cat d (8) 55.5..................J Chong (a3) 11 15254 Lady Bellevue td (2) 54.5 12 616x7 Annabel Rose t (12) 54 ............... C Johnson 13 1000x Ginty’s Choice t (3) 54...............R Black (a2)

Blinkers on: News Flash (R1), Lowe Flyer, My Rules (R2), Keep The Quest, Voussoir (R5), Keep The Conflict (R6), Annabel Rose (R9) Blinkers off : Fire Hawk (R5), Navigator (R8), Party Cat (R9) Winkers on : Alfie River (R5), Party Cat (R9) Winkers off : My Rules (R2), Kirkie (R3) Pacifiers on : Navigator (R8)

Auckland dogs Today at Manukau Stadium

Auckland Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Manukau Sta- 7 46x78 Good Perception 18.70 .............. G Pomeroy 6 45623 Thrilling Abra 18.86 ............................L Bliek 6 63587 Down The Back 18.78 ......................T Agent dium Meeting Date: 05 Nov 2013 NZ Meeting number : 8 38547 Ila Gladys 19.01 ............................. G Parker 7 41215 Le Roux 18.61...................................B Craik 7 43224 Harvey Nichols 18.52 ........................B Craik 9 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11 4 6.58pm SEL’S TAB MANGERE STAKES C1, 527m 8 6684F Family’s Pride nwtd .....................B Littlejohn 8 12111 Double Magic 18.29 ........................P Green Trebles : 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7; 9, 10 and 11 1 55547 Hair He Is 30.88 ................................. R Udy 9 17856 Berridale Bullet 18.88..................R O’Regan 10 8.58pm AGRC REWARDS SPRINT C3/4, 318m 1 5.50pm (MTA GIFT VOUCHER SPRINT C1, 318m 2 63288 Lil’ Miss Krunch 31.42 .................R O’Regan 10 55477 Bigtime Drifter 18.78 ...................R O’Regan 1 48785 Where’s Chicken nwtd......................T Agent 1 53243 Fly My Pretty 18.71 ...........................B Craik 3 46537 South Bay Dream nwtd ...............R O’Regan 7 8.00pm REEL-FISHIN.COM STAKES C2/3, 527m 2 65886 Ima Spice 18.51 ..........................R O’Regan 2 55866 Mr. Reece 18.77 ................................. R Udy 4 87686 Mr. Lochlyn nwtd .......................... M J Lozell 1 11155 Premier Osti 30.66 ............................C Hore 3 67677 Pure Theatre 18.79 ....................G Calverley 3 45778 Opawa Crusher nwtd ...................... M Mann 5 78558 Chase Ostee nwtd .......................... M Mann 2 36646 Uncle Romilly 30.92 ..........................B Craik 4 36888 Lafayette 18.67 .................................B Craik 4 38766 Hat Trick Chaos nwtd ..................R O’Regan 6 1231 Andrew’s Osti nwtd ...........................C Hore 3 57886 Corby nwtd ..................................R O’Regan 5 88867 Big Sam’s Girl 18.49 ..........................L Bliek 5 43535 Knock Knock Lady 18.84 ........... G Pomeroy 7 44584 Our Bernie 31.14.......................... H Mullane 4 28644 Tayla Rose 30.93 ..............................B Craik 6 88873 Nathan’s Champ 18.70 ...................... R Udy 7 78888 Stellar Force 18.62 ........................P Cleaver 6 76475 Miss Apocalypse 18.56 ..................P Henley 8 22345 Jinja Jam nwtd ............................B Littlejohn 5 Box Vacant 7 68757 Cool Time 18.97 ............................A Cleaver 9 36877 Bigtime Whizz nwtd .....................R O’Regan 6 47668 Very Chilly nwtd .........................M Mathews 8 87677 Opawa Sacha 18.59....................B Littlejohn Emergencies: 8 84528 Bit Roso 18.95 ............................. H Mullane 10 85578 Hit Boost nwtd .................................T Patton 7 75388 Realon Rose 31.16 .....................R O’Regan 9 55477 Bigtime Drifter 18.78 ...................R O’Regan 8 35247 Star Bound 30.60 ....................... G Pomeroy 2 6.21pm GREYHOUNDS AS PETS SPRINT C0, 318m 5 7.22pm TROPHIES PLUS SPRINT C1, 318m 10 17856 Berridale Bullet 18.88..................R O’Regan 1 73226 Heza Carlos nwtd......................... M J Lozell 8 8.16pm SEW EMBROIDERY SPRINT C4, 318m 2 73 Kiss The Blarney nwtd ......................B Craik 1 46667 Bon Vogue 18.91...........................A Cleaver 1 37356 Holland Badger 18.49 .......................B Craik 11 9.15pm STICHES UPHOLSTERY SERIES FINAL 3 66885 Tennesse Ave nwtd ...........................B Craik 2 76445 Madam Knocka 19.04 ...................K Herbert 2 13364 Mega Upload 18.91..........................T Agent C2f, 318m 4 Botany Downs nwtd ........................P Green 3 651x3 Crazy A Gogo nwtd .........................P Green 3 28468 Proven Shelly 18.44 .......................P Henley 1 25467 All In All 18.66 U & ............................Cottam 4 76274 Blairly Alive 19.20 .......................R O’Regan 4 15732 Cocky Appeal 18.51 ........................P Green 2 88861 Wheezy Appeal 18.44 .....................P Green 5 Box Vacant 6 Smash And Bash nwtd................. H Mullane 5 66167 Maggy Mae 19.31 ...................... G Pomeroy 5 23172 Big Bolt 18.41.................................. T Green 3 66137 Asia Ostee 18.78 ............................ M Mann 7 7 Me An Lynn nwtd ............................P Green 6 16385 Josh Hart nwtd ..................................B Craik 6 56343 Louielicious 18.96 ............................T Agent 4 83772 Gem’s Conquest nwtd ........................ R Udy 8 34264 One Way Paeroa nwtd ................R O’Regan 7 57572 Exact Master nwtd ............................ B Hunt 7 32885 Charlie’s Funds 18.42 .....................P Green 5 85746 Crixus 18.87 ................................... G Farrell 8 864F5 Lucylicious nwtd ...............................M Black 8 61557 Urban Combat 18.44.....................P Cleaver 6 23258 Deb Bale 18.97 .......................... G Pomeroy 3 6.41pm CAROL’S TABS SPRINT C1, 318m 7 22537 Lockey’s Call nwtd.......................R O’Regan 1 67876 Lace Them Up 18.88.................... H Mullane 6 7.44pm BROWNZY SPORTS BAR SPRINT C3, 318m 9 8.36pm PLASTER BOARD LTD SPRINT C5, 318m 8 22241 Kim Dotcom 18.91 ...........................T Agent 2 42325 Cee Kay Dee nwtd ............................B Craik 1 2333F Utah Bolt 18.73 .......................... G Pomeroy 1 12541 Lord Will 18.41 ..................................C Hore 9 46767 Creme Da Genes nwtd ...............R O’Regan 3 76787 Bubble Ostee nwtd .......................... M Mann 2 88888 Rando Reason 19.28 ......................... R Udy 2 34137 Sectioned 18.85 U & .........................Cottam 10 65587 Sydilicious nwtd ................................. R Udy 4 65687 Miss Paeroa nwtd........................R O’Regan 3 58475 Shalf 18.87 ..................................R O’Regan 3 13643 Trident Lotto 18.55 ............................C Hore 5 47678 Go Dolphin Power nwtd ...................T Agent 4 67273 Positivity 18.67 ..................................B Craik 4 86153 Clover Appeal 18.45........................P Green LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track 6 54172 Calm Nuska 18.98 .....................M Mathews 5 41554 Monty Dosh 18.73 .......................B Littlejohn 5 24255 Ladakh 18.43 ................................. G Farrell

Craig Williams has never lost any sleep over missing the winning Melbourne Cup ride on Dunaden two years ago. After failing in his appeal to have a careless riding ban reversed, Williams took his family to the movies rather than watch the big race unfold in 2011. Today he gets the chance to become just the eighth jockey to complete the grand slam - the Melbourne Cup, the Cox Plate, the Caulfield Cup and the Golden Slipper - when he climbs aboard Mount Athos. “I’ve been really lucky in my career - lots of ups and downs but it’s only made me who I am today,” Williams said. “You have to look forward. Whatever it is in the past is in the past - yesterday is in the past to me.” - AAP

Lemaire confident French jockey Christophe Lemaire has returned to Australia as a Melbourne Cup winner, feeling like a movie star, and with a second Cup victory in sight. Two years ago he flew into Melbourne as a late replacement for the suspended Craig Williams and won the Melbourne Cup in the tightest finish in history. Lemaire, who is back to partner another French horse Verema, soaked up the pre-race atmosphere in the annual Cup parade in Melbourne yesterday. “I have great memories (of 2011) but everything went very fast because I arrived just the day before the race and I left the day after so I couldn’t enjoy the real excitement of the race, especially with the crowd and Melbourne city,” Lemaire said. Lemaire has only had one ride at Flemington and should things go as he hopes, it will be two from two. - AAP

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■ Athletics

Ashburton Junior Athletics October 30 Shot Put Boys 7yrs 1 Joseph Kilworth 5.54m 2 Sebastyan Finn 4.39m 3 Jonty Ross 4.27m Girls 10yrs 1 Mia Pearson 6.55m 2 Poppy Kilworth 6.47m 3 Jenna Borthwick 5.90m Girls 11 yrs 1 Jade Peters 7.18m 2 Loren Hay 5.80m 3 Isabella Roulston 5.07m Discus Girls 7yrs 1 Emma Becroft 9.65m 2 Laura Winchester 7.70m 3 Ady McLean 4.37m Girls 9yrs 1 Harmyn McLean 13.13m 2 Ella Pearson 11.35m 3 Maddison Lowry 9.43m Boys 10yrs 1 Jake Jackways 12.40m 2 Reilly Duff 11.90m Boys 11yrs 1 Ben Nordqvist 16.45m 2 Kaleb Finn 16.42m 3 Ben Hooley 14.89m Long Jump Girls 7yrs 1 Isla Syme 2.06m 2 Adison McLean 2.03m 3 Ella Colquhoun 1.94m Girls 8yrs 1 Emma Becroft 3.00m 2 Felicity Pye 2.31m 3 Laura Winchester 2.11m Girls 9yrs 1 Ella Pearson 3.06m 2 Amelia McKeown 3.03m 3 Harmyn McLean 2.88m Girls 12yrs 1 Jaidyn Busch 3.64m 2 Amy Pearson 3.63m 3 Natasha Waddell 3.16m Girls 13yrs 1 Vikki Derik-Westaway 4.34m 2 Ella Reeves 3.66m Boys 8yrs 1 Izak Derik-Westaway 3.46m 2= Seth Hosken & Thomas Fulton 2.79m High Jump Boys 12yrs 1 Max Watson 1.20m 2 Sam Peck 1.10m 3 Toby Lee 1.00m Boys 13yrs 1 Matthew Clough 1.25m 2 Oliver McKeown 1.10m 3 Jack Houston 1.00m Boys 14yrs 1 Alin Onicas 1.25m Track – 60m Boys 7yrs 1 Jonty Ross 11.30 2 Sabastyan Finn 12.05 3 Ben Pearson 12.19 Boys 8yrs 1 Izak Derik-Westaway 9.68 2 Thomas Fulton 10.69 3 Patrick Duff 11.25 Track – 200m Girls 7yrs 1 Isla Syme 40.09 2 Ady McLean 47.36 3 Eleanor Ross 50.55 Girls 8yrs 1 Emma Becroft 36.66 2 laura Winchester 44.12 3 Felicity Pye 52.62 Girls 9yrs 1 Ella Pearson 34.50 2 Amelia McKeown 35.28 3 Maddison Lowry 39.54 Girls 10yrs 1 Poppy Kilworth 34.65 2 Jenna Borthwick 34.68 3 Mia Pearson 36.81 Girls 11yrs 1 Isabella Roulston 33.49 2 Jade Peters 33.70 3 Loren Hay 34.31 Girls 12yrs 1 Jaidyn Busch 30.51 2 Natasha Waddell 30.89 3 Amy Pearson 21.12 Girls 13yrs 1 Ella Reeves 32.91 2 Vikki DerikWestaway 33.06 Boys 7yrs 1 Jonty Ross 40.37 2 Joseph Kilworth 43.49 3 Sabastyan Finn 47.11 Boys 8yrs 1 Izak Derik-Westaway 33.90 2 Thomas Fulton 37.45 3 Patrick Duff 38.64 Boys 9yrs 1 Jackson Ross 33.70 2 Sam Cuttle 34.28 3 Matheson Colquhoun 34.52 Boys 10yrs 1 Jake Jackways 33.84 2 Reilly Duff 34.04 Boys 11yrs 1 Ben Nordqvist 30.35 2 Jack Fulton 30.64 3 mac Burdett 32.48 Track – 400m Boys 12yrs 1 Max Watson 1.05.22 2 Sam Peek 1.23.67 3 Toby Lee 1.27.30 Boys 13yrs 1 Matthew Clough 1.22.04 2 Oliver McKeown 1.30.37 3 Jack Houston 1.33.57 Track – 800m Girls 10yrs 1 Poppy Kilworth 3.03.19 2 Jenna Borthwick 3.06.60 3 Ella Pearson(9) 3.09.39 Girls 11yrs 1 Loren Hay 3.08.72 2 Jade Peters 3.09.22 3 Isabella Roulston 3.15.99 Girls 12yrs 1 Natasha Waddell 2.45.10 2 Amy

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Pearson 3.06.11 3 Jaidyn Busch 3.16.63 Girls 13yrs 1 Vikki Derik-Westaway 3.54.86 Boys 9yrs 1 Sam Cuttle 3.11.70 Boys 10yrs 1 Reilly Duff 3.02.30 Boys 11yrs 1 Kaleb Finn 3.07.28 2 Ben Nordqvist 3.08.48 3 Mac Burdett 3.50.00

■ Cycling Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers November 2 14km out and home 18 starters 1st. Bailey O’Donnell CT.30m.11s. HT. 5m. RT. 25m 11s. 2nd. Caitlin Titheridge CT.30m 15s. HT.5m. RT.25m 15s. 3rd. Abe O’Donnell CT.30m 24s. HT. 2m. RT. 28m 24s. 4th. Drew Titheridge CT.30m 26s. HT.5m. RT. 25m 26s. 5th. Jessie Banks CT.30m 29s. HT. 6m. RT. 24m 29s. 6th. Shona Proctor CT. 30m 29s. HT. 6m. RT. 24m 29s. 7th. Bill Hood CT. 31m 31s. HT. 4m. RT. 27m 31s. 8th. Dave Shurrock CT. 32m 24s. HT. 7.45m. RT. 24m 39s. 9th. Paul Houston CT.32m 24s. HT. 7m 45s. RT.24m 39s.10th. Ross Proctor CT.32m 30s. HT. 6m. RT. 26m 30s. 11th. Nathan Tew F/T. CT.33m 55s. HT. 13m. Rt.20m 55s. 12th. Myles O’Donnell 3F/t. CT. 33m 56s. HT. 12m. 21m 56s. 13th. Matt Marshall 2F/t. CT.33m 56s. HT. 13m. RT. 20m 56s. 14th. Richard Kirwan CT.33m 56s. HT. 12m. RT. 21m 56s. 15th. Robert Grice CT. 34m 02s. HT. 12m. RT.22m 02s. 16th. Ross Templeton CT. 34m 02s. HT. 12m. RT. 22m 02s. 17th. DFave Strong CT. 34m 46s. HT. 7m 45s. RT. 27m 01s. 18th. Harry Chatterton CT. 36m 35s. HT. Go. RT. 36m 35s. National Bank No 14: Jack Allan; ATS 2nd Shot No 9 and No 18: Roger Lake. Twos: Andrew Lake, Jack Allan, Kerry Read, Mark Greenslade Ash Vegas Player of the Day: Kerry Read 7212-60. Nett Eagle No 16: Not Struck Next Week: Norton Francis Cup at Shirley – team is Don Lake, Murray Keir, Steve Cross and Wayne Blair.

Mayfield Ladies Golf October 22 Laghmor Salver at Mayfield; Won by Mayfield 32.3 Tinwald 32.18. Stableford;1st across the field L Glassey 40 (T) 0-30, J Webb 38(M), M Cross 37(M,M Bennettt 35(T) 31-40+, V Prendergast 38(T), B Harris 36(T) c/b J Davis(M) Marilyn Cross/Hasting McLeod/Property Brokers 2nd shot 2&11 0-30,J Clucas(M),31-40+ B Cochrane(T) ALT Nearest the Pin 5&14 0-30, J Webb(M), 31-40+ H Rapsey(M) Twos, J Clucas(M) October 29 - Teams Ambrose Edna’s Girls with 61.9, Judy Webb, Johnny Wright,Trish Corbett,Edna Ralston Jan Clucas, Jillian Lake, Pat Wilson 62.3 Marilyn Cross/Hasting McLeod/Property Brokers 2nd shot 2&11 0-30, Jillian Lake, 31-40+ Alison Vessey ALT Nearest the pin No 5 Pat Wilson, 14 not struck

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■ Golf

November 2 - Tri-Nations result: 1st The Poms (with the help of South Africa); 2nd The Aussies (Without Pete Wood); 3rd The Kiwis (memories of Americas Cup) Next Saturday – Snowdin Trophy, Men & Women, Rakaia & Ellesmere visit, 1 pm start

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Nelson Building Society Friday night teams November 1 Top Team – Extreme Rough Riders – Rod Smith, Kendall Lowe, Dave Holmes, Blair O’Donnell Ladies: 4W’s 85.5; Men: OMG Oddballs 87.5; X-Cockies 87.5; Mixed: Gabites Swingers 87.5. Top Man – Cory Smith 34; Top Lady – Sharon Carlson 32.5, Alison Hunt 32.5. Nearest the Pins: Templeton Motors – Dallas Paterson; Paul May Motors – Alison Hunt; Mac & Maggies – (Still trying to find it); BP Ashburton – Ted Connell; Gabites Lucky Player – Jesse Templeton; BP Lucky Player – Simon Wallis.

November 2 American Foursome winter closing Men: Trevor Taylor and George Cartney 60.5, Paul Hefford and Tony Clarke 62,Andrew Barrie and Steve Kennedy 62.5,Wayne Ross and Ray Bell 63 b/l. Mixed: Bruce and Elizabeth Collins 65, Owen Everest and Sally Cain 65.5. Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liquorland # 2; Dave Gill. Gluyas Ford # 6; Sally Lane. Stirling Sports # 12; Snow Pierce. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Evan Pearce. Two’s: Sally Lane,Malcom Fechney and Joyce VanderHeide, Kevin Greenaway and Wayne Lloyd.

Ashburton Golf Club November 2 Winners of the stroke round grades: 0-15 Chris Lovelock 79 – 12 = 67 (by c/b); 16 – 21 Tony Gimblett 89 -21 =68; 22 + Bill Hetrick 92 – 28 = 64. Other winning scores were Dave Hewitt 65, Bruce Leighton 66, Ross Chatterton and Neville Trueman 67, Brent MacGregor, Mal Trewavas, Don Houghton and Gordon Clinton all 68. Nearest Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: Graeme Bellamy, Braided Rivers: George Brown, Rothburys Insurance: Graeme Bellamy, Netherby Meats: Jordan Green, Robilliards (Nearest pin #18): Jordan Green, Charming Thai Restaurant (Longest Putt #9) Daniel Green. Twos: Tony Gimblett, Paul Greer, Jordan Green and Neville Trueman. Birdie Jackpot: # 18; Nett Eagles: # 9

Mayfield Golf Club November 2 Winners: 0-15: Kerry Read 10 up; Terry Kingsbury 5 up; Murray Keir 1 up. 16-36: By lot Mark Greenslade 7 up; Sharon Duthie 7 up; Bill Allan and Josh Sim 5 up; Wayne Vessey 4 up. Nearest Pins: Aon Insurance Brokers No 2: John Sim; John McAuliffe Bayleys Real Estate No 11: Terry Kingsbury; Marilyn Cross Property Brokers No 5: Andrew Lake;

Tinwald Golf Club Twilight October 31, Stableford Men 0-6: Paul Boon 21, Regan Stills 21, Phil Hooper 20, bryan McFarlane 20, Matt Fine 20 b/l. 7-10: Justin Smith 23, Lucas McGee 22, Bill Mason 21, Murray Wilson 21, Richard Hewson 20 b/l. 11 plus: Tony McAndrew 23, John Harris 23, Keith Bonnington 22, Greg Prendergast 21, Richie Watson 21. Women 0-16: Barb Harris 24, Di Bell 23. 17 plus: Maree Moore 23, Lesley Glassey 21, Sheryl Reid 21. Nearest the pin. #2 Ray Kirdy. # 16 Regan Stills. Two’s: Bill Mason, Regan Stills, Belinda Kirdy,Madeline Smith, Brent Smith. Classic Hits longest drive: Elizabeth Collins.

■ Shooting Ashburton District Rifle Club Seven shot matches at 300, 500 and 600 yds November 3 John Snowden 35.3, 35.3, 33.2, 103.8, John Miller 33.2, 35.2, 33.1, 101.5, John Fleming 34.3, 33.1, 30.2, 97.6, Darian Miller 34.2, 33, 30, 97.2, Brian Hawksby 29, 32.1, 35.2, Johan Marlow 27, 31.2, 31.1, 89.3, Murray Cook 24, 29, 31.1, 84.1, and F class,  Marshall Eagles 27, 33.3, 31, 91.3.  


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■ Tennis

Mid Canterbury Tennis v Malvern Rep Match November 3 Mid Canterbury 12’s Boy’s Doubles: Sam Bubb & Duncan Rollinson beat Grayson Cullen & Josh Dillon 6-0, 6-2; Edwin Dargue & Angus Mears beat Jake Benny & Mitchell Cockburn 6-1, 6-2. Girl’s Doubles: Erin Connelly-Whyte & Sophie Ness lost to Georgia Benny & Sophie White 5-7, 3-6; Jade Brosnahan & Millie Ness beat Emma Pennells & Jessica Bayliss 6-1, 5-7, 1-0 (10-9). Boy’s Singles: Sam Bubb beat Grayson Cullen 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6); Edwin Dargue beat Josh Dillon 6-0, 6-0; Duncan Rollinson beat Jake Benny 6-0, 6-0; Angus Mears beat Mitchell Cockburn 6-1, 6-2. Girl’s Singles: Erin Connelly-Whyte beat Georgia Benny 6-4, 7-6; Sophie Ness lost to Sophie White 5-7, 3-6; Jade Brosnahan lost to Emma Pennells 7-5, 1-6, 0-1 (8-10); Millie Ness beat Jessica Bayliss 6-0, 6-0. Mixed Doubles: Sam Bubb & Erin ConnellyWhyte beat Grayson Cullen & Georgia Benny 9-3; Edwin Dargue & Sophie Ness beat Josh Dillon & Sophie White 9-5; Duncan Rollinson & Jade Brosnahan beat Jake Benny & Emma Pennells 9-1; Angus Mears & Millie Ness beat Mitchell Cockburn & Jessica Bayliss 9-8 (7-4). Mid Canterbury beat Malvern 13 to 3 Mid Canterbury 14’s Boy’s Doubles: James Watt & James Wild beat Jereon Breunise & Andrew Sletcher 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4); Flynn Ness & Connor Brosnahan beat Angus Horobrugh & Tom Trengrove 6-2, 6-3. Girl’s Doubles: Holly Wild & Amelia Holmes lost to Courtney O’Callaghen & Sarah Brown 1-6, 1-6; Rosie Twamley & Penny Young lost to Lucy Jenkins & Eloise Sevens 4-6, 4-6. Boy’s Singles: James Watt lost to Jereon Breunise 3-6, 7-5, 0-1 (4-10); Flynn Ness

beat Andrew Sletcher 6-1, 6-1; Connor Brosnahan beat Angus Horobrugh 6-2, 6-1; James Wild beat Tom Trengrove 6-0, 6-0. Girl’s Singles: Holly Wild beat Courtney O’Callaghen 6-4, 6-4; Rosie Twamley lost to Sarah Brown 2-6, 3-6; Penny Young lost to Lucy Jenkins 6-4, 0-6, 0-1 (8-10); Amelia Holmes lost to Eloise Stevens 2-6, 4-6. Mixed Doubles: James Watt & Penny Young beat Jereon Breunise & Courtney O’Callaghen 9-8 (7-3); Flynn Ness and Holly Wild lost to Andrew Sletcher & Sarah Brown 8-9 (4-7); Connor Brosnahan & Rosie Twamley beat Angus Horobrugh & Lucy Jenkins 9-8 (7-3); James Wild & Amelia Holmes beat Tom Trengrove & Eloise Stevens 9-4. Mid Canterbury beat Malvern 9 matches to 7 Mid Canterbury 16’s Boy’s Doubles: Aidan Mitchell & Hamish Hood lost to Stefan Breunise & Ryan Frampton 6-4, 4-6, 0-1 (8-10); Richard Bishop & Oliver McKeown lost to Scott Redmond & Thomas Cockburn 0-6, 0-6. Girl’s Doubles: Ashleigh Leonard & Stacey Hopwood beat Amelia Reed & Jessica Lane 6-0, 6-0; Christal Brosnahan & Larissa Allan beat Lilian Stott & Emma Harding 6-1, 6-0. Boy’s Singles: Aidan Mitchell lost to Stefan Breunise 2-6, 4-6; Hamish Hood lost to Ryan Frampton 2-6, 6-3, 0-1 (7-10); Richard Bishop lost to Scott Redmond 0-6, 0-6; Oliver McKeown lost to Thomas Cockburn 5-7, 1-6. Girl’s Singles: Ashleigh Leonard beat Amelia Reed 6-0, 6-0; Stacey Hopwood beat Jessica Lane 6-0, 6-0; Christal Brosnahan beat Lilian Stott 6-1, 6-0; Larissa Allan beat Emma Harding 6-0, 6-0. Mixed Doubles: Aidan Mitchell & Ashleigh Leonard beat Stefan Breunise & Jessica Lane 9-4; Stacey Hopwood & Hamish Hood beat Ryan Frampton & Amelia Reed 9-6; Richard Bishop & Christal Brosnahan beat Scott Redmond & Lilian Stott 9-7; Oliver McKeown & Larissa beat Thomas Cockburn & Emma 9-5. Mid Canterbury beat Malvern 10 to 6.


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■■ Bowls

Ashburton Bowling Club Toyota Friday Triples November 1 1st Dave Isherwood, Keith Meiklejohn and Alan Smith  3 wins  16 ends  35 points. 2nd Gloria Hawkins, Relda Prendergast and Joyce Gray 3 wins 16 ends 32 points. 3rd Neil Sharplin, Fred McCormick and John Van Der Heide 3 wins 16 ends 26 points. 4th Bob Neilson, Doug Watson and Jack Schlater 2 wins 1 draw 16 3nds 30 points. 5th  Trevor Watson,  Harold Kemp  and  Merv Jones  2 wins  1 draw 14 ends 29 points.

■■ Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club November 1 Tuesday Evening – A Ladder N/S 1 T Downward and V Palmer, 2 R McLaughlin and K Robb,  3  J Knight and B Smith. E/W 1 A Reid and S  Rosevear, 2 J Fechney and M Holdaway,  3  A Blain and I Donaldson Wednesday Afternoon - BrabantTrophy 1  M and A Reid, 2 B Smith and M Stowell, 3  M Buckland and T Downward 4  E Lattimore and A Maude, Thursday Evening – Presidents Trophy N/S 1 A Reid and M Stowell, 2 M Buckland and B Smith, 3 T Downward and V Ferrier. E/W 1 J Knight and R Kyle, 2 J Browne and E Taylor, 3 M de Jong and W Kolkman.

■■ Croquet

Croquet South Canterbury Tournament October 26-28 Association Handicap Singles E Fordyce 1 (Waireka) S Fordyce 2 (Whangarei) Association Handicap Doubles E and  S Fordyce 1  G Wainscott and L McCorkindale 2 (Waireka).

■■ Pigeon racing

Ashburton Racing Pigeon Club November 2 Hastings Flock 2 Flyers – 12 Birds Winners Flying Time: 8 hours, 07 minutes & 40 seconds 1st L. Quinn 1298.032 m.p.m; 2ndR. Cornwall 1252.715 m.p.m; 3rd L. Quinn 1212.308 m.p.m; 4th L. Quinn 1211.998 m.p.m; 5th R. Cornwall 1164.978 m.p.m; 6thR. Cornwall 1074.712 m.p.m

■■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby Awards 2013 Winners of JAB Seven-A-Side MCRU JAB Seven A Side Under 14 ½ - Celtic; Under 13 – Allenton; Under 12 – Methven; Under 11 - Methven Under 10 – Hampstead; Under 9 – Methven; Under 8 – Allenton; Under 7 - Celtic JAB Town v Country Under 6 – Draw; U7 – Town; U8 –Town; U9 - Town ; U10 -Town ; U11- Country ; U12 – Country; U13 – Country; U14.5 -Town Town win by 5.1/2 to 3.1/2 Agrifarm Machinery Limited JAB Town v Country Trophy Winners – Town Holder Of JAB Centurion Shields Under 8 Geoff Frew Perpetual Trophy - Allenton M; Under 9 Grant Perry Perpetual Trophy - Methven W; Under 10 Alistair Morrison Perpetual Trophy – Hampstead; Under 11½ John Smitheram Perpetual Trophy – Southern; Under 13 Murray Roulston Perpetual Trophy – Hampstead; Under 14½ Jock Ross Perpetual Trophy - Celtic JAB Championship Winners Under 11.5 MCRU Cup Perpetual Trophy Southern; Under 13 Summerfield Cup Perpetual Trophy Southern; Under 14½ MCRU Cup Perpetual Trophy Celtic; Under 16 HN Edge Cup Perpetual Trophy Allenton/Celtic; Russell Kelly Memorial Cup Perpetual Trophy Allenton/Celtic ((Winner top two teams Mid Canterbury under 16 Championship) Special Awards For JAB Club Rugby Pauline Ball Trophy Perpetual Trophy - Methven W (Most improved under 9 team) Bruce Printing Tray Perpetual Trophy - Southern W (Best average points in JAB rugby) Len Sandrey Trophy (to be presented by Brian Sandrey) Perpetual Trophy – Hampstead (Best conduct, dress etc. in JAB rugby) Bobby Calf Club Challenge Plaque: Southern JAB Club Coach Of The Year: Winner Leighton Hood, Todd Grieve, & Warren Mackenzie - Allenton/Celtic U16 JAB Representative Awards - Grade Players Of The Year

Under 48kg Richard Foaga Under 65kg Liam McCormack & Te Maiharoa Waaka Under 14 Dallas McLeod Robert Woodham Under 14 Cup Perpetual Trophy: Dallas McLeod (Mid Canterbury Player of the Tournament) Under 16 Cameron McLeod & Sean McCormack Referee Presentations Stirling Sports Fair Play Award Perpetual Trophy – Methven 14.5 (Selected by Mid Canterbury Referees Assn) Body Cup (Best Open Grade Captain) Perpetual Trophy - Kyle Gray (Rakaia Seniors) (Selected by Mid Cant. Referees Assn) Heartland Bank Positive Play Award Perpetual Trophy - Methven Seniors (Selected by Mid Cant. Rugby Referees Assn) Findlay Cup Perpetual Trophy – Perry Hunt (Commitment to Refereeing) Pierce Trophy Perpetual Trophy - Gary Clement (Awarded to the most improved Referee) The MacPherson Family Intermediate & Junior Referee of the Year Perpetual Trophy – Matt Bell Life Members Cup Perpetual Trophy – Graham Shaw (Awarded for outstanding contribution) Tankard Presentation - Ant McGirr (20 Years Service Award) Open Grade Awards Under 18 Rudstone Cup (Mid Canterbury Championship) Perpetual Trophy - Celtic Kevin Dwyer Memorial Trophy Perpetual Trophy - Celtic (Winner of two top teams in Mid Canterbury Championship) Colts MCRU Cup & Jock Nellie’s Mug Perpetual Trophy - Southern Senior B Michael Duff Memorial Trophy Perpetual Trophy - Southern (Top team after round One) Centennial Mug Perpetual Trophy - Tinwald (Top team after two rounds) 2nd Grade Cup Perpetual Trophy - Tinwald (Mid Canterbury Championship) Bruce Beckley Memorial Cup Perpetual Trophy - Tinwald Senior Dave White Memorial Cup Perpetual Trophy - Methven (Top two teams in Combined Round Robin 2008) Max Gilbert Challenge Trophy Perpetual Trophy - Rakaia Luisetti Watters Cup Perpetual Trophy Rakaia Special Awards For Open Grade Club Rugby Roy Smith Memorial Perpetual Trophy - Allenton Senior B (Best conduct, dress etc. in Open Grade rugby) MB Roulston Cup Perpetual Trophy - Lee Armstrong (Most points in Senior Rugby) Open Grade Coach Of The Year Winner – Shane Enright & Mark Cook – Ashburton College Press Cup Team 2013 Club Of The Year –Celtic Presentation Of Premier Awards Under 18 Rep Toafa Touli Mid Canterbury Sevens Player Of The Year - Cousins Cup Perpetual Cup: Will MacKenzie Mid Canterbury Development Team Mid Canterbury Development Team “Best Back” Certificate: Niko Bueta Mid Canterbury Development Team “Best Forward” Certificate: Willie Hintz Mid Canterbury Development Team Best Team Man Certificate: Matt Winter Mid Canterbury Development Team ”Player of the Year” Certificate: David Lowrie Heartland Team Heartland Best Team Man Certificate: Jimmy Carr Heartland Back of the Year Certificate: Dwayne Burrows Heartland Forward of the Year Certificate: Grant Polson Volunteer Services Award - Philip McDonald Cup: Winner - Wayne Timpson Mid Canterbury Referee Of The Year - Ant McGirr Trophy: Winner - Kevin Opele Mid Canterbury Coach Of The Year - Neville Goodwin Memorial Trophy Presented for the outstanding individual Coaching performance within Mid Canterbury Rugby Union: Winner - Glenn Moore Heartland Player Of The Year – Morgan Trophy: Winner - Jon Dampney

■■ Tennis Mid Canterbury Tennis Twilight Competition October 30 Division 1 - What’s the Score 16 v High Raters 17; ACA’s Hackers 16 v Misfits 17; Wacky Wackers 18 v Famous Grouse 15; Spare Parts 13 v Electric Donkey Bottom Biters 20; Tridents 19 v Property Brokers 14; 5 Shades 17 v Council Crew 16. Division 2 - Just Hit It 16 v Tiddlywinks 17; Rob’s Mob 18 v Ashburton Milking 15; The

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Smackers 17 v Baseline Bandits 16.

Mid Canterbury Tennis November 11 Mixed Masters Red beat Orange 35 games to 33 Scott Kilworth & Murray Early lost to Brian Sivier & Bob Riseley 2-9; Rose Wilson & Faye Ruddenklau beat June Doig & Patsy Huggins 9-1; Scott Kilworth & Faye Ruddenklau beat Brian Sivier & Patsy Huggins 9-4; Murray Early & Rose Wilson lost to Bob Riseley & June Doig 3-9; Scott Kilworth & Rose Wilson beat Brian Sivier & June Doig 9-1; Murray Early & Faye Ruddenklau lost to Bob Riseley & Patsy Huggins 3-9. Gold lost to Blue 4 matches to 2 Terry Molloy & Gilbert Donaldson beat Peter Yates & Gordon Esker 9-8; Adrian Hodson & Terri Hunt lost to Pauline Scott & Maree Allan 3-9; Terry Molloy & Terri Hunt lost to Peter Yates & Maree Allan 7-9; Gilbert Donaldson & Adrian Hodson lost to Gordon Esker & Pauline Scott 6-9; Terry Molloy & Adrian Hodson lost to Peter Yates & Pauline Scott 7-9; Gilbert Donaldson & Terri Hunt beat Graham Esker & Maree Allan 9-5. A Grade Dorie beat Hinds 5 matches to 1 Rhys Cromie & Luke Glendining beat James Watt & Hayden McNulty 6-2, 6-3; Mary-Anne Thyne & James Wild beat Duncan Rollinson & Charlie Stock 6-2, 6-3; Rhys Cromie beat James Watt 6-2, 6-3; Luke Glendining beat Hayden McNulty 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6); James Wild lost to Duncan Rollinson 1-6, 3-6; MaryAnne Thyne beat Charlie Stock 6-1, 6-3. Hampstead beat Tinwald 5 matches to 1 Joe Langley & Connor Brosnahan beat Don Lake & Aidan Mitchell 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5); Flynn Ness & Christal Brosnahan beat Isaac Langley & Bradley Chisnall 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 1-0 (10-6); Joseph Langley beat Don lake 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7); Connor Brosnahan lost to Aidan Mitchell 0-6, 0-6; Flynn Ness beat Isaac Langley 6-1, 6-1; Christal Brosnhan beat Bradley Chisnall 2-6, 3-2 (retired injured). A Reserve Rakaia lost to Foothill Flyers 5 matches to 1 Kate Wild & Holly Wild lost to Angus Rollinson & Hugh Rollinson 2-6, 0-6; Melissa Brett & Tyler Leonard lost to Oliver McKeown & William Reith 2-6, 2-6; Kate Wild lost to Angus Rollinson 2-6, 0-6; Holly Wild lost to Hugh Rollinson 1-6, 0-6; Melissa Brett lost to Oliver McKeown 0-6, 0-6; Tyler Leonard beat William Reith 6-1, 6-1. Methven beat Hampstead Ferns 8 sets to 6 Hamish Hood & Amanda Withers beat Pippa McCaw & Beth Muir 6-2, 6-3; Sarah Ishikawa & Ella McKendry lost to Shannon Crequer & Emily-Jane Farr 5-7, 6-3, 0-1 (3-7); Hamish Hood beat Pippa McCaw 6-1, 6-4; Amanda Withers lost to Beth Muir 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 0-1 (7-10); Sarah Ishikawa beat Shannon Crequer 6-3, 6-1; Ella McKendry lost to EmilyJane Farr 5-7, 3-6. Allenton beat Hampstead Blue 8 sets to 7 Edwin Dargue & Bryn Looij lost to Sam Bubb 7-6 (12-10) 6-7 (2-7), 0-1 (2-10); Sophie Ness & Peter Leslie lost to Erin Connelly-Whyte & Penny Young 6-2, 0-6, 0-1 (6-10); Edwin Dargue lost to Sam Bubb 2-6, 4-6; Bryn Looij beat Ryan Feutz 6-2, 6-3; Sophie Ness beat Erin Connelly-Whyte 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (107); Peter Leslie beat Penny Young 6-3, 6-1. Allenton Maroon beat Methven Purple by default.


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Ashburton Bowling Club Skips for the Bowman Cup November 8 Morning tea and start time 9.00am G. Hawkins, M. Eder, D. Gutberlet, V. Bell, R. Bennett, L. Connell, J. Hammond, V. Veint, M. Frankum, M. Sullivan, S. Holden, A. Wright, W. Watson, N. MacKenzie, L. Chaney, W. Blackwell, B. Joyce, J. Kramner, J. Hardy, G. Barker, S. Scott.

Hampstead Bowling Club Skips names who have entered in Hampstead Devon Friday Triples November 8 12.30pm start, whites to be worn A. MacDonald, W. Watts, K. Butterick, R. Cockburn, R. Mitchell, B. Neilson, R. Anstiss, J. Ryk, R. Harrison, B. Holdom, A Waddell, G. Taylor, C. Leech, A. McKenzie, B. Harper, T. Watson. Ladies Rosebowl we are still needing some more entries please phone C. Hands 307 2647. Town & Country Representative Fixture November 10 Men to play at the Ashburton Bowling Club, Women to play at the Fendalton Bowling Club (Christchurch)

Stars of the Mid Canterbury team’s Meads Cup winning efforts this year, skipper Jon Dampney and coach Glenn Moore picked up the major single awards at the Mid Canterbury Rugby Awards 2013 on Friday night. phins; T2 Hampstead Yellow v Netherby Country Men’s Senior Team Strikers; T5 Allenton Blue Sox v Longbeach Singles: Stars ; T6  BNZ Rakaia Royals v Ashburton S Thompson G Nowell Christisn School Flyers Pairs: T Kennett (s) R Greaney (s) C Lowry                                                10:30 T1 Hinds Hawkes v Borough Red; T2 B Burnett Wakanui Whackers v Allenton Red Sox; T5 Fours: G Lea (s) C Carter (s) A Paul R Hunt S Allenton Yellow Sox v Longbeach Strikers; Glassey S Bishop P Molloy A Crawford T6 Hampstead Blue v St Joseph Tigers Country Men’s Development Team U11 Little League 9:00 D1 Rakaia Red Sox Singles: M Bassett S Fleetwood v Cubs, Mark Ellis to umpire  ; D2 Allenton Pairs: C Schroder (s) L Inch  (s) B Hicks  B White Sox  v Allenton Black Sox, Heath Long Fours: D Tyson (s) C Fowles (s) D Mower  Lyttle to umpire; D3 Netherby Black Sox v Metalcorp Hampstead Allstars, Pat Patea to D Kiddey D Harris G Eder B Allsop Adrian umpire; Bye Tinwald Black Sox  Kemp Reserves: B Shorter, B Dobby, Ben Yurevich        U13 Little League 10:30 D1 Cardinals v Bridgestone Rakaia Ravens, Brian Jonas to Country Women’s Senior Team umpire; D2 Bluejays v Ashburton City TiSingles: Serena Matthews Sandra Keith gers, Dan Flanagan to umpire; D3 Farifield Pairs: Karolyn Boon (s) Linda Boyd (s) Lyndsey Withell Maureen Sullivan Juniors v  Pirates, Umpire TBC  Fours: Rosemary Bennett (s) Valmai Hantz (s) Senior 1:00 D1 Renegades v Nosh Cafe Raiona Isherwood Wendy Blackwell Shirley Hampstead Hawkes, Heath Lyttle to umPagey Pat Maxwell Noeline Woods Pam pire; D4 Fairfield Marines v Rebels, Rustys Clarke to umpire Reserves: Val Bell, Malva Parke. 3:00 D1 Rustys v  Panthers Brian Jonas to Country Womens Development Team: umpire  Singles: Lorel Chaney Wendy Suttie Pairs: Wendy Watson (s) Rayne Nicholl (s) Caitlin Bassett Diane Vanderweg Mid Canterbury Junior Tennis Fours: Sandra Holdom (s) Ruth Smith (s) Jenny Heslop Melva Middleton Heather Round 4 Patterson Mary Quayle Rachel Davies Ollie November 9 Collins B Grade - played at ATTC 9am sharp start Reserves: Janice Brown, Janet Kingsbury, Duty Team Hindalong Wildcats. Teagan Mower Allenton Green v Methven White; Methven Purple v Rakaia Rebels; Hindalong Wildcats v Tinwald; Hampstead v Allenton Maroon. Junior A start time 9am sharp Ashburton Golf Club Pool A: Allenton v Methven Jade at ATTC; November 9 Hampstead v Southern at Hinds; Dorie A The annual Captains vs Presidents match Black v Tinwald Blue at Dorie School. play games will be held. Pool B: Rakaia Boyz v Methven Silver at Starting Time: Morning 8.00am Afternoon Rakaia; Hampstead Crusaders v Tinwald Sky Report at 11.30 for an 12noon start. at Hampstead; Dorie A Red v Wakanui at Saturday Starters: Morning Stewart DunWakanui. lop and Lindsay Stoddart; Afternoon Greig Junior B start time 10:45am Sparrow and Mike Kelly Allenton v Methven Blue at Allenton; MethResults Bruce Day and Brian Wilson ven Green v Hampstead at Methven Domain; Dorie B v Hinds Smash at Dorie Hall. Tinwald Golf Club Junior C start time 9am sharp November 9 Pool A: Allenton Blue v Methven Red at Summer Opening Methven Domain; Methven Gold v Tinwald/ Draw for the summer opening drawn partWakanui at Mt Hutt College; Dorie C v Tinners 4BBB will be at the club house for 8am wald Pink at Tinwald. and 12.30 pm start. Players are asked to rePool B: Longbeach v Rakaia Rascals at Longport 15 minutes prior to tee off times. beach; Allenton Charcoal v Hinds Stingers at Starters; am, B Collins. pm. B Collins Cards; Allenton; Methven Orange v Hampstead at Committee. House Duty: House Committee Hampstead. Please phone any defaults through to Mid Canterbury Junior Tennis 308 3020 as soon as possible. TBall 9:00 T1 Borough Black v Tinwald Dol-

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Daily Events Tuesday 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Stretching exercise for all abilities. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH GOODWILL SHOP. Sell pre loved clothing. Methodist Church,

Wednesday 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House.

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10.00am - 5.30pm ASHBURTON SOCIETY OF ARTS. Karen Smith exhibition “under 500” 53 Short Street, studio.

12noon - 3.00pm ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre. Community house, rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street.

1.30pm R.S.A. CARDS “500” R.S.A. Cox Street.

10.00am WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf croquet singles, the domain, Philip Street, Ashburton.

10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Maintenance class and exercises. M.S.A, Social hall, Havelock Street.

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

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter,

11.00am - 3.00pm TE HUB. Seeds, seedlings, workshops, Enviro centre.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3.

ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets.

ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street.

Cnr Archibald and Jane Street, Tinwald. 10.00am ASHBURTON NEWCOMERS SOCIAL GROUP. Coffee morning, all welcome. NOSH Cafe, Ashford Village, West Street.

10.00am ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street.

9.30am SPORT MID CANTERBURY. Walking group. Meet outside the Community Pool, Walnut Avenue.

10.00am WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Tasmanian Doubles. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street.

9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

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10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. 254 Cameron Street, please phone 308-4115 or 307-2253 re access to the building. 10.00am - 5.30pm ASHBURTON SOCIETY OF ARTS. Karen Smith exhibition “ under 500”. 53 Short Street Studio. 10.00am - 7.00pm ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM. Open, all welcome. Baring Square East.

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7.30pm ASHBURTON ALPINE GARDEN CLUB. Cliff Booker - presentation “outstanding gardens” of the world. St Paul’s Church Hall, 65 Oxford Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome, racquets provided. Sports hall, 35 Tancred Street.

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12.45pm ASHBURTON HERB SOCIETY. Monthly meeting, garden walk outing. 1/51 Peter Street.

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12.50pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Association Croquet. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street.

7.30pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. Leaves from 48 Allens Road, Allenton.


Puzzles Tuesday, November 5, 2013 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Play begins, so goes back and embraces the writer (5) 4. Gun as used by some flaming branch of service (7) 8. With beer, it’s right first and last to be watchful (5) 9. Blue man got tails out, confused by the pain in his back (7) 10. The way food goes generally, using tasty starters (3) 11. Again audition little Sarah for stage practice (9) 12. Speak sharply, except at the weekend (4) 13. Wound one in the arm in a bungalow in Grantham (4) 18. They play, and he gets involved in chopping carrots (9) 20. Encouraging stroke to take ball for rounders (3) 21. Property rescued gave no end of trouble in auction (7) 22. Is up to the task of being as good as another (5) 23. Car Mother gets is the smallest possible (7) 24. Check balance of gold I’d given back to Treasury leader (5)












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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Liberty Hall 8. Going 9. Lessons 10. Trestle 11. Liver 12. Rascal 14. Heated 18. Debit 19. Telling 21. Confide 23. Sauce 24. Wallflowers Down 1. Lighter 2. Boilers 3. Right 4. Yelled 5. Absolve 6. Leo 7. Poser 13. Anthill 15. Tribute 16. Digress 17. Itself 18. Docks 20. Lasso 22. Now



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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) It’s time to start setting your sights on the highest star in the sky, refusing to believe anything is impossible if your heart’s set on it. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Today Venus not only gives your heart a chance to begin a new journey, she’s committing the next 4 months to making life as exciting as possible. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) There is a shift in focus towards money matters today, with new financial confidence as your expectations take a leap forward. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) Venus puts all aside and commits the next 4 months to helping your relationships shine and she wants you on board from the get go. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Venus’ return to your work sector today opens the door to months of opportunities and a chance for things to fall into place. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) At first glance there is nothing out of the ordinary about Venus’ return to your romantic sector today, but the affects are likely to be game changing. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Be responsible for keeping communication lines open, as Venus turns to developing something special on the home front. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) The first step towards achieving across all the currencies in your life is believing in yourself and in what you deserve. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) As Venus leaves your sign today she leaves you with a clear sense of what you want from the future and with a heart that is committed to moving on. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) This is the day that fun and romance comes back into your life, but also when your heart develops a sense of conviction and a touch of rebellion. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) Regardless of where you are on the professional ladder there is a natural momentum that will keep the momentum going with minimal effort. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) To ensure there is no sudden drop in professional momentum, work to put your professional instincts, desires and expectations on the same page.

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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

HAMPTON, Lucinda Jane (Cindy) – On November 3, 2013 at Ashburton Hospital. Surrounded by family and friends. Passed away peacefully after a long battle that she fought with all her might. Dearly loved best friend and soul mate, through all the ups and downs, of Simon. The best mum, friend and life advisor of Josie and Maddy. Dearly loved daughter of the late Tony and Gerry, and much loved little sister of Vicki, Richard, Snip, and the late Jimmy. Treasured daughter in law of Mummajan and Joe, also much loved mum of Bella, Rocka, Jabba, and baby Louis. Will be missed by all her extended family and friends, young and old. “We know you will find your way.” Messages to P O Box 472, Ashburton, 7740. We cannot thank the Doctors, nurses and staff at Ashburton Hospital enough for making Cindy’s final days so comfortable and peaceful. A service of celebration of Cindy’s full but short life will be held at the Ashburton Racecourse on THURSDAY, November 7 commencing at 1.30pm. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 23.1 23.8 Max to 4pm 6.0 Minimum 0.7 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.2 16hr to 4pm November to date 13.4 Avg Nov to date 8 2013 to date 729.2 580 Avg year to date Wind km/h N 22 At 4pm Strongest gust N 41 Time of gust 2:08pm

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Cloudy with patchy drizzle, especially north of Ashburton during the morning. Southerlies dying out in the afternoon and northeasterlies developing.

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A complex trough is expected to move onto northern New Zealand tomorrow, with an easterly flow affecting much of the country. The low is expected to drift away to the east on Friday, leaving a southwest flow over New Zealand. A ridge should move onto the country late Saturday.

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TODAY: Fine with light wind. Late southerly and few showers.




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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather and information. 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 11am Coach Trip PGR 3 0 11:30 Infomercials Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Nikhil is worried about Gennie; Paddy resentfully accepts Vanessa’s offer; Jimmy keeps an eye on Thomas. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me 3 2pm May The Best House Win PGR 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Rachel McAdams. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 N The Incredible Mr Goodwin Impossible is merely a challenge for Jonathan Goodwin, a new type of escapologist and professional danger-man, who puts himself in extreme situations. 0 8:30 Wild Planet – North America 0 9:35 The School AO 0 10:35 One News Tonight 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 7am Pac-Man And The Ghostly Adventures 0 7:25 The Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 7:50 Slugterra 0 8:15 Franklin 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 2 Broke Girls AO 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm Bethenny 3pm Melissa And Joey 3 0 3:30 The League Of Super Evil 0 4pm Lab Rats 4:30 The Erin Simpson Show 4:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR Kylie has an unexpected win; romance bites back for Nicole; Chris suffers for his hard work. 0 7:30 The Amazing Race The final five teams are in Germany, where they fall 37 storeys through the Berlin sky, and take a journey through a psychedelic labyrinth. 0 8:30 The Mentalist AO 0 9:30 The Walking Dead 0 10:30 The River AO 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 3 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 30 1pm Dr Phil AO (2/2) The parents of Erica Parsons discuss their adopted daughter’s whereabouts; lie-detector results are analysed by polygraph expert Jack Trimarco. 2pm The Dr Oz Show PGR 3 3pm Rachael Ray 3:55 The Queen Latifah Show 4:55 Entertainment Tonight 5:25 Celebrity Masterchef The contestants are paired into teams and assigned a mass-catering challenge. 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 N Australian Federal Police PGR A behind-thescenes view of the men and women of Australia’s national and international policing agency, the Australian Federal Police. 0 8pm Kings Cross ER AO (Starting Today) 3 0 8:35 World’s Scariest… Drivers PGR 0 9:35 Hawaii Five-0 AO 0 10:35 Nightline

11:05 Mad Dogs AO 3 0 12:05 Law And Order UK AO 3 1:05 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:30 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11:30 Zero Hour AO 3 12:30 Go Girls AO 3 0 1:30 Infomercials 2:30 Army Wives PGR 3 0 3:20 NY Med AO 3 4:05 Anderson Live AO Talk show. 5am Infomercials

11:15 Chicago Fire AO Dawson goes behind Antonio’s back and puts herself in danger to help him with an investigation. 0 12:15 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 3 5:30 Infomercials

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Secret Removers 7:30 Trish’s Mediterranean Kitchen 8am Wildlife Warriors 8:30 Food Factory 9am The Titanic And Me 10am The Last Explorers 11am Oddities The weird world of strange and extraordinary science artifacts. 11:30 Nigel Slater’s Dish Of The Day Noon Bath Crashers 12:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:15 Long Way Round PGR Follow Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Alaska, before finally ending the journey in New York. 3:30 Food Factory 4pm Heaven’s Kitchen At Large Handy hints and a few secrets to get the most from organic food. 5pm Better Homes And Gardens 6pm Wildlife Warriors 6:30 House Crashers 7pm Auction Hunters PG 7:30 Location, Location, Location 8:30 House Wreck Rescue 9:30 How To Haggle For A House 10:30 Celebrity Juice AO 11pm Auction Hunters PG 11:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Better Homes And Gardens 2am House Wreck Rescue 3am How To Haggle For A House 4am Celebrity Juice AO 4:30 Wildlife Warriors 5am Heaven’s Kitchen At Large

FOUR 6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 7:55 The Winx Club 8:25 Chuggington 3 8:35 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion 3 8:45 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 8:55 Bob The Builder 3 9:05 Thomas And Friends 9:15 Peppa Pig 3 9:25 Wonder Pets 3 9:50 Humf 3 9:55 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Sabrina – The Teenage Witch 3 0 6:30 Everybody Hates Chris 3 0 7pm The Simpsons PGR 3 0 7:30 Face Off PGR 3 8:30 M Office Space AO 1998 Comedy. A software executive, on the verge of a breakdown, suddenly succeeds when hypnosis makes him stop trying. Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston. 0 10:25 The Real Housewives of New York City PGR 3 11:25 Excused AO 3 Dating show in which singles looking for love try to win dates before being eliminated from contention. 11:50 Infomercials



6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 1:55 Great Outdoors 3 2:55 Outnumbered 3 There is a lot to discuss at Ben’s parents’ evening, including muggers and reenactments of the Great Plague; Mum thinks Jake is hiding something; Karen decides which religion to follow. 3:30 The Late Show With David Letterman 3 4:30 L Racing – Melbourne Cup Race-day action from Flemington Racecourse. 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 60 Minutes PGR 3 8:30 M Anaconda AO 1997 Action Thriller. Documentary makers in the Amazon to find an Indian tribe meet a snake hunter looking for a legendary giant anaconda snake. Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz. 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3

6am Football – Arsenal TV Arsenal v Liverpool. 9am Football – A-League (Replay) Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix. From AAMI Stadium. 11am A-League Review Show 11:30 Rugby League – World Cup (Replay) Papua New Guinea v Samoa. From MS3 Craven Park in Hull. 1:30 Arena Access 2pm Cycling – Tour Of Southland (Highlights) Stage One – Invercargill to Gore. 2:30 Golf – HSBC Champions (Highlights) Coverage of round four from Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. 3:30 Rugby League – World Cup (Replay) Papua New Guinea v Samoa. 5:30 Football – A-League (Replay) Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix. From AAMI Stadium. 7:30 Red Bull Chronicles A magazine style programme featuring extreme sport action. 8pm Rugby – European Tour (Highlights) Japan v New Zealand. From Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Stadium. 8:30 L Re:Union 9:30 Anger Within – Jonah Lomu (Replay)

11pm The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. Midnight Home Shopping 1:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2am Home Shopping

11:30 Football – A-League (Replay) 1:48 L Football – Fifa U-17 World Cup Semi-final One. From Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Teams TBA. 4am Football League Show 4:48 L Football – Fifa U-17 World Cup Semi-final Two.



6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 My Name Is Earl M 8:55 The Pretender PG 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:50 CSI – New York MV 12:40 Sons Of Anarchy 16VLS 1:30 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:20 My Name Is Earl M 3:10 The Pretender PG 4pm Pawn Stars PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Chuck MVS 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Pawn Stars PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 CSI MV 9:30 SVU MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV

6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Sons Of Guns M Misfire. 7:30 Man v Wild PG Zambia. 8:30 Deadliest Catch PG No Season for Old Men. 9:30 Mythbusters PG Coffin Punch. 10:30 You Have Been Warned PG 11:30 Mythbusters PG 12:30 A Haunting M 1:30 Dates From Hell M 2pm Dates From Hell M 2:30 Auction Kings PG 3pm Auction Hunters PG 3:30 Sons Of Guns M Last Round. 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Gold Rush South America PG 7:30 Car v Wild PG 8:30 Naked And Afraid PG 9:30 Auction Hunters PG 10pm Auction Hunters PG 10:30 Auction Hunters PG 11pm I Was Murdered M 11:30 Stalked – Someone’s Watching M

6:25 Haywire MVL 2011 Action. Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor. 7:55 Deadliest Sea PGL 2009 Action. Sebastian Pigott, Greg Bryk. 9:25 Biography – Billy Crystal PG 2009 Documentary. 10:15 Goodnight For Justice PGV 2011 Western. Luke Perry, Lara Gilchrist. 11:45 The Haunting Of Bryan Becket ML 2010 Thriller. 1:15 The Maiden Heist MV 2008 Comedy. 2:45 Haywire MVL 2011 Action. 4:15 Biography – George Clooney PG 2009 5:10 Goodnight For Justice 2 – Measure Of A Man PGV 2012 Western. 6:40 21 Jump Street 16VLS 2012 Comedy. 8:30 Warrior MVL 2011 Action. 10:50 Hit And Run 16VLS 2012 Comedy.

7:05 Air Force One MVL 1997 Action. Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close. 9:10 To The Mat PGV 2011 Comedy. Ricky Schroder. 10:45 The Runaways 16LS 2010 Drama. Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning. 12:35 Indecent Proposal ML 1993 Drama. Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Robert Redford. 2:35 16 Blocks MVL 2006 Crime Action. Bruce Willis, Mos Def. 4:15 Little Miss Sunshine ML 2006 Comedy. Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Steve Carrell. 6pm The Chronicles Of Narnia – Prince Caspian MV 2008 Adventure. Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley. 8:30 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin MV 2001 War. Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz. 10:40 The Wedding Singer ML 1998 Comedy.

6:45 Rugby League – World Cup (Replay) Scotland v Italy. 8:45 L Rugby League – World Cup Papua New Guinea v Samoa. From MS3 Craven Park in Hull. 11am Golf – HSBC Championships (Highlights) Round Four. Noon Cycling – Tour Of Southland (Highlights) Stage One – Invercargill to Gore. 12:30 Cycling – UCI Track World Cup (Replay) 3pm Motorsport – GP2 Series (Replay) Abu Dhabi – Race Two. 4pm Motorsport – FIA Formula One Championship (Highlights) Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 4:30 Football – A-League (Highlights) Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix. 5pm Football League Show 5:30 Rugby League – World Cup (Highlights) Papua New Guinea v Samoa. 6pm Cycling – Tour Of Southland (Highlights) Stage One – Invercargill to Gore. 6:30 Sport TBC 7pm Motorsport – FIA Formula One Championship (Highlights) Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 7:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) 8:30 Rugby League – World Cup (Replay) 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 11pm Re:Union (Replay)

12:30 The Pretender PG 1:20 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:10 Law And Order MV 3:05 CSI MV 3:55 SVU MV 4:45 The Pretender PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

Midnight Deadly Sins M 1am Auction Hunters PG 1:30 Car v Wild PG 2:30 Naked And Afraid PG 3:30 Dirty Jobs PG 4:30 Howe And Howe Tech PG 5:30 WorstCase Scenario PG

12:30 Biography – George Clooney PG 2009 1:25 Goodnight For Justice 2 – Measure Of A Man PGV 2012 Western. 2:55 21 Jump Street 16VLS 2012 Comedy. 4:45 Warrior MVL 2011 Action.

12:20 Little Miss Sunshine ML 2006 Comedy. 2am The Chronicles Of Narnia – Prince Caspian MV 2008 Adventure. 4:25 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin MV 2001 War.

Midnight Cycling – Tour Of Southland (Highlights) 12:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) 1:30 Sport TBC 2am Basketball – NBL (Replay) 4am Basketball – NBL (Replay)

10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 3pm Kete Aronui PGR 3 3:30 Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch 3 4pm Pukoro 2 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 2



7:30 Journey To The West 8:30 The Rainbow Warriors Of Waiheke Island AO 3 Five European activists and one from New Zealand were all once part of the Rainbow Warrior crew. Now living together on Waiheke, what has their activist past achieved for the world and for themselves? 10:10 Both Worlds AO 10:40 Tagata Pasifika 11:10 Te Kaea 3 2 11:40 Closedown



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Ricky joins exclusive club At the top of his game, Methven reinsman Ricky May with New Zealand Trotting Cup winner Terror to Love, is the latest inductee into Addington Raceway’s Hall of Fame. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 13112-TM-066



It started out a Friday like any other for the latest addition to Addington Raceway’s Hall of Fame, Methven driver Ricky May. He headed to Addington with a full book of drives, hoping to win a few, but by race five it was proving to be a far from flash night. The best he’d run in four races was a fourth. When he was shoulder-tapped and asked to come upstairs during race five to offer a few tips for the New Zealand Trotting Cup, May was happy to oblige.

It was his only break during the night and while he was spattered in mud from the wet track, if the Addington bosses didn’t mind him tracking mud on the carpet, then he didn’t care either. “It was casual as anything, I was plastered with mud and I still had my helmet on,” he said. And that’s when his evening changed. Upstairs May hoped to make quick work of his picks and tips before heading downstairs for his fifth drive of the night. The organisers of Addington’s Hall of Fame had other ideas. May admits his mind was

probably elsewhere, and it took a few minutes to realise he was suddenly the centre of attention in front of a very large crowd, and that someone was talking about his racing career. And then he spotted his family. “I really didn’t know what they were doing when they started the speeches and then I realised, they’re talking about me. “They got me a beauty. I was just totally unaware, I was shocked. “These aren’t given lightly,” he said. Looking back, May said he should have realised something was up.

That his wife Judy opted to accompany him to the meeting didn’t raise any suspicions but when dad Terry turned up at the couple’s home in a suit, May admits he thought something was a bit off. His dad asked to be dropped off at May’s sister’s saying they had a family evening planned. He obliged and focused on the races ahead. “It seems everyone knew about this except me. I had to make a speech but it was pretty short and sweet. “I didn’t know what to say. “They had a big spiel, but I was too shocked,” he said.

One harness racing personality and one horse are generally inducted into the Hall of Fame each year, and May this year was partnered with champion sire Christian Cullen. May is currently the driver with the third highest tally of winning drives in New Zealand, 2286. He is headed off by Maurice McKendry, 2918 and Tony Herlihy, 3125. This season he is ranked second most successful behind Dexter Dunn. He has logged 147 starts for 22 wins, 19 seconds and 15 third placings for stakes of $207,965.

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