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clamp down on the 20km/h rule when passing a stationary school bus. Police are expected to heavily enforce the law later this year. Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president Neil Simons said rural roads posed the biggest risk for the district’s pupils. “Kids don’t think like adults, they don’t understand vehicle speed, it’s a hard thing to judge for all of us. Kids don’t have the maturity and can jump off the bus and in front of a car,”

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More than a third of Mid Canterbury drivers are breaking the law and endangering the safety of children by speeding past stationary school buses. Almost 700 Mid Cantabrians completed a survey which found 41 per cent of motorists normally exceeded the 20km/h speed limit when passing a school bus that’s dropping off or picking up children. It also emerged 35 per cent were not aware of the legal speed limit. The survey is part of a national trial by Ashburton Pearson’s Coachlines, Rural Women New Zealand, the council and other organisations to

he said. “It’s not a big deal to slow down for a bus, but it could be a big deal if you get a speeding ticket or even kill someone.” Pearson’s Coachlines manager Mark Cook said the 30-strong fleet would have 20km/h flashing LED signs installed on either end of the buses by the end of this month. He said following the installation, results from a speed detector attached to one of

the buses would be compared with research prior the trial to judge if driving behaviour had changed and speeding around school buses had reduced. Police are then expected to crack down on motorists from October 21, and nab speedy Mid Canterbury drivers around school buses. New Zealand Transport Agency safety programme co-ordinator Lee Wright said there was obviously little knowledge about the law, but it was vital drivers knew. “If the trial is a success the signs would be approved as an option for use on school buses throughout New Zealand,” Ms Wright said.

THE FACTS ■ Drivers cannot exceed 20km/h when passing stationary school buses dropping off or picking up pupils. ■ 41 per cent normally exceed limit ■ 35 per cent unaware of the law ■ 34 per cent feel it’s safe to pass a school bus faster than 20km/h

A Mid Canterbury motorist speeds past a Pearsons school bus yesterday, something which roading authorities hope to PHOTO DONNA WYLIE 050813-DW-216 reduce in the coming months.

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Chiefs rugby star Aaron Cruden has capped off a memorable weekend with news he is to marry long-term girlfriend Grace King. The first five plans to marry his fiancee this summer, according to a women’s magazine. The pair, both 24, met when they were 18 in Palmerston North. One year into their relationship - as Cruden was starting out in his rugby career with the Manawatu Turbos – he was struck down with an aggressive form of testicular cancer which spread to his lungs. Miss King, a sports teacher, nursed Cruden through chemotherapy and they formed an unbreakable bond, they told Woman’s Day. “The support and love she showed me when I was sick made me realise I had found a real keeper,� Cruden told the magazine. Cruden popped the question last December, after a birthday dinner for Miss King. – APNZ

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Freeman’s auction house in Philadelphia estimates the limited-edition portfolio of 10 photos, made from fashion photographer Bert Stern’s original negatives from his June 1962 assignment for Vogue, could fetch $10,000 to $15,000 when it goes on the block September 10. The photos will be on view to the public starting September 6, said Aimee Pflieger, head of the century-old auction house’s photography division. Stern, who died in June at age 83, took more than 2500 photos of the Hollywood icon over three days at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. – AP

A Northland hen is continuing to pop out huge eggs - but it’s not because of the weather, season or what she’s been eating. Henrietta, the brown shaver owned by Wayne Le Grice, first laid a whopper in April, and has laid five in a row of the same size since. After the first large egg, Mr Le Grice said she hadn’t laid for five or six days but then she laid a monster. “She really dropped a bomb.� – APNZ

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Peter Capaldi (left) is going from spin doctor to Doctor Who. The BBC announced Sunday that the Scottish actor, best known as venom-spitting political fixer Malcolm Tucker in the sitcom The Thick of It and its film spin-off, In the Loop, is the new star of Doctor Who, the famed science fiction series soon to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The identity of the new Doctor had been the subject of frantic speculation, and the revelation was made with fanfare befiting one of Britain’s best-known shows. Capaldi is the 12th actor to play the Doctor. – AP

Oprah Winfrey had a scary run-in with an African elephant while on a recent vacation with her beau Stedman Graham in Tanzania. The iconic TV talk show host was on a tour of the Serengeti when an aggressive elephant approached the vehicle they were in and charged at the car - twice. Fortunately no-one was injured in the scary incident, but Winfrey admits the encounter left her a little shaken up. – WENN

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Clean, green image sullied BY BRENDAN MANNING China is questioning New Zealand’s ‘100 per cent pure’ brand as headlines worldwide bring attention to Fonterra’s milk formula scandal. “For a long time, New Zealand has marketed its products overseas as being ‘100 per cent pure’, and this has been especially true of its dairy products,” China’s state-owned news agency, Xinhua said. “However, Fonterra has had a series of problems and this is beginning to shake the confidence of some Chinese consumers in its ‘100 per cent pure’ milk powder.” Karicare products from New Zealand have been banned in China since Sunday. Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Malaysia were looking at bans, but Trade Minister Tim Groser said the precise nature of restrictions by those countries was unclear. Russia has banned all dairy products from New Zealand, and Mr Groser said he would

work with Russia over their ban. The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has sent employees to work alongside Fonterra staff in New Zealand and Australia, following revelations that batches of whey protein had been contaminated. Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce said MPI wanted to ensure the problem was contained to a level they are satisfied with. Prime Minister John Key said the Government was “deeply concerned” about the Fonterra scare. Fonterra’s chief executive Theo Spierings said the five month gap between traces of an often harmless bacteria being found in a batch of whey powder and the August public notification of a botulism risk was unavoidable. Extensive testing was conducted to determine the exact type of bacteria, because there were more than 100 strains of clostridium and not all caused food safety risks, he said. -APNZ

Dairy farmers feel helpless BY SUSAN SANDYS Mid Canterbury dairy farmers feel helpless as the fallout over the Fonterra milk contamination scare continues, says Federated Farmers New Zealand dairy section chairman Willy Leferink. Dairy farmers would have questions for Fonterra once issues of safety were re-established, including what, when, where, how and why, the Ashburton dairy farmer said yesterday. “We elected the board to hire a CEO (and others) to do the best possible job for us, somewhere in that chain is a kink and we have to straighten it out,” Mr

Leferink said. “It’s an integrity issue, it’s the third one (contamination scare) in five years, hopefully Fonterra will introduce protocols so this does not happen again, this must be so embarrassing for them. We feel for them don’t worry.” Synlait milk managing director John Penno said yesterday he expected the contamination scare would result in additional testing requirements for some markets, but only short term disruption to trade. “We do not expect this event to impact the growth of our infant formula business beyond the immediate disruptions,” Mr Penno said.

Mother of eight-month-old Hannah Soper took concerns about her infant formula very seriously yesterday, after a recall of over 68,000 cans of the Karicare formula. PHOTO GABRIELLE STUART 050813-GS-017

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Ashburton mothers were amongst the thousands of concerned parents that flooded the Nutricia helpline with called yesterday, after selected batches of Nutricia Karicare infant formula were recalled at 1.30am on Sunday. Fonterra revealed that whey protein used in almost 68,000 cans of the Karicare brand baby formula may be contaminated with bacteria that could cause botulism, after traces of the bacteria were found in a pipe at the plant in Waikato. Nutricia has recalled selected batches of Karicare Infant Formula Stage 1 and Karicare Gold+ Follow On Formula Stage 2. Ashburton mother Kate Soper was using Karicare Stage 2 formula for her eight-month-old daughter, and after hearing about the recall on Sunday went out and brought a can of Stage 1 formula to use instead. Yesterday she woke up to news that that could be contaminated as well. Despite being hit twice by the recall, she said she hasn’t lost

faith in the Karicare brand or in the industry. She considered switching to a different formula, but after calling the Nutricia helpline was reassured that batch numbers for both her tins of the formula were safe. “You do the best that you can as a parent, and you’ve got to trust that when it comes to keeping our children safe they’re doing everything that they can, too. “If they weren’t being straight up and honest that would have such a huge impact on the industry, and that wouldn’t do any good to anybody.” She said that despite high call volumes at the Karicare call centre yesterday morning, the staff were very helpful. “They took down my details right away and said that if there were any changes they would get back to me, which is reassuring.” A spokeswoman for Nutricia, which owns the formula brand, said 67,875 cans were potentially contaminated but none had returned any positive tests. Concerned parents have been flooding Nutricia’s helpline which has been receiving between 100 and 200 calls an hour.

RECALL FACTS ■ Nutricia has recalled Karicare Infant Formula Stage 1 (0-6 months), with batch numbers 3169 and 3170 and use by dates of 17 06 2016 and 18 06 2016. ■ Also recalled is Karicare Gold+ Follow On Formula Stage 2 (6-12 months), with batch number D3183 and a use by date of 31 12 2014. ■ The Ministry for Primary Industries yesterday advised that all Nutricia Karicare Stage 1 and Stage 2 formula be avoided until their freedom from contamination could be confirmed. Katherine Rich, the chief executive of the Food & Grocery Council, said Nutricia was a member and the recalls appeared to be precautionary. “The main issue with infant formula is you have to have an even greater dedication to higher food safety standards than other products.”

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Nelson to stand for sixth term By SuSan SandyS Ashburton District councillor Darryl Nelson has announced his intention to serve a sixth local body term, and his nomination was received by the council yesterday. Four nominations came in to the Ashburton District Council yesterday, taking the total submitted so far to seven. They included one for deputy mayor Darryl Nelson. The 62-year-old, who is deputy mayor, said he decided he would stand for the Ashburton ward after three other councillors – John Leadley, Jim Burgess and Robin

Darryl Nelson Kilworth – announced they were retiring. He said the majority of those remaining were first term councillors, and he wanted to see the council retain experience and knowlege and have

continuity. As well as the councillor changes, there had been staff changes at the council with a new chief executive to start at the end of this month and a new service delivery manager having recently started work. “There’s been some big changes in staff, so if we have some big changes in the council as well I think the district will struggle,” Mr Nelson said. He had decided to stand again despite the criticism the council had faced in recent times. “It made me very hesitant to put in my nomination originally,” he said. He said he had not contemplat-

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Rakaia rugby fan Bruce Perry makes sure everyone knows where they are.

ed standing for mayor. “Why would I, I believe Angus is doing a very good job,” Mr Nelson said. Mr Nelson’s nomination was received by the council yesterday, the fourth to come in so far, with just nine days to go before nominations close. He was nominated by Roger Paterson and Ian Smith. Other nominations coming in yesterday included one for councillor Stuart Wilson for the eastern ward, and late in the day one for resident Vicki Smith for the Ashburton ward and councillor Martin Nordqvist for the western ward.

By Coen LammerS The Rakaia rugby community is really enjoying their new status as champions of Mid Canterbury. For anyone that missed Rakaia’s victory over Methven in Saturday’s Watters Cup final, the locals have been quick to put up signs on all the key roads leading into Rakaia. Club captain Chris Burrows said that some signs were already up when the team bus arrived back from the Ashburton Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon. One keen supporter quickly put up a temporary cardboard sign straight after the game on State Highway One to welcome the victorious blue team back into Rakaia but many other permanent signs have since been erected along the roads leading into the township. Bruce Perry lives on the Rakaia-Barrhill-Methven Road, and with relatives in the defeated Methven team, he was keen to rub it in for every car coming from Methven. The signs have only been down for a year, after Rakaia fans put them up after their first Watters Cup win in 30 years in 2011, but had to be removed after Methven took the title last season. This year though, Methven folk and other rivals in the district will be reminded every time they pass through Rakaia. Mr Burrows said the whole township was excited about the win “and some of them are still celebrating”.

In brief Lotto results The winning Lotto numbers were 4, 6, 9, 15, 23 and 29. The bonus number was 7. Prize winners: Division one: one million dollars (1 winner). Division two: $15,556.00 (19). Division three: $545.00 (564). Division four: $53.00 (1,386). Division five: $30.00 (20,737). Division six: $20.00 (29,802).

Stolen property Stolen property was recovered at an Allenton address on Sunday. Ashburton police will continue with inquiries into the incident.

Domestic dispute Ashburton police were called to two domestic disputes during the weekend. The first was on Friday night about 6.30pm, the other about 3pm on Sunday.

Petrol stolen Early Saturday morning petrol was siphoned out of a vehicle parked on Tancred Street. Police will be following up on the complaint.

Drink driving blitz A blitz on drink drivers saw six people processed with an excess breath alcohol limit at the weekend. Another person was charged with refusing to give a blood test.

Whopper eggs A Northland hen is continuing to pop out huge eggs - but it’s not because of the weather, season or what she’s been eating. Henrietta, the brown shaver owned by Wayne Le Grice, first laid a whopper in April, and has laid five in a row of the same size since. -APNZ

Pedestrian dies A pedestrian who was knocked down in Silverdale north of Auckland has died in hospital. The 59-year-old man was critically injured after being hit by two vehicles on the Hibiscus Coast Highway, opposite a BP service station, about 4.20pm last Thursday. He died from his injuries in Auckland Hospital on Saturday. -APNZ

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ECan praises Fairton works for spill response BY MYLES HUME Environment Canterbury is praising Silver Fern Farms Fairton for their handling of a burst effluent pipe that contaminated a stock water race, but has asked for an investigation into the incident. Last week Silver Fern Farms contacted Environment Canterbury (ECan) authorities after a pipe carrying effluent from a settling treatment pond burst and entered the water race, affecting two neighbouring properties. Engineers at the plant responded immediately by damming the water race to stem the flow of contaminated water, and then notified affected neighbours, offering them alternative stock water if it was needed. An ECan spokesperson said it was later confirmed a broken pipe caused the contamination, which has since been replaced and tested. The water was contained in the dammed water race, pumped into a tanker and applied to Silver Fern Farm’s land.

Yesterday the meat working company flushed the race and will today look to provide proof the water is clean before the dams are lifted and the water is released downstream. Although the incident had the potential to cause widespread damage to the stock water race, ECan praised Silver Fern Farms for its quick response. “Throughout this incident SFF have demonstrated a proactive attitude including prompt practical measures to minimise the impact on users of the stock water race,” he said. ECan has asked for an investigation into the incident and the subsequent response. Silver Fern Farms Fairton plant manager Charlotte Stevens said the company took “immediate action” and ensured the incident had been contained. Ashburton District Council parks and open spaces manager David Askin said the quick response was aided by a weed in the water race which stopped some of the solid effluent getting further downstream.

Key rejects resignation BY KATE SHUTTLEWORTH The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet head offered the Prime Minister his resignation after failing to brief John Key that emails between independent MP Peter Dunne and Fairfax journalist Andrea Vance were forwarded to a ministerial inquiry. At yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing Mr Key confirmed DPMC (Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet) chief executive Andrew Kib-

blewhite had apologised to him for the email affair. Mr Key said Mr Kibblewhite would have resigned if he had wanted him to. The resignation was not accepted. Mr Key said it would have been better if he had been told about the email at the time Mr Kibblewhite became aware of it. Mr Key became aware of the emails on Friday but said Mr Kibblewhite had been on bereavement leave, which contributed to him not relaying the information. -APNZ

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Trail bike ride a fundraiser More than 180 keen trail bike riders turned out at Mt Somers Station to raise thousands of dollars for the community. The Ashburton Motorcycle Club’s trail bike ride attracted families and young riders, including Josh Kershaw (above), who traversed the unique Mt Somers landscape on Sunday.

Entry fees for the event raised funds for Allenton and Mayfield Scouts and the Hakatere Heritage Stone Hut Restoration Committee. Key organiser Paul Skinner said there were more riders than anticipated, but everyone was well-behaved with St John ambulance staff having a quiet day trackside.

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Guilty pleas to raft of charges An Ashburton youth has pleaded guilty to a string of charges relating to a crime spree carried out over 16 days in April. Vincent James Kuru-Nathan appeared in the Ashburton District Court in front of Judge Joanna Maze yesterday to answer 35 charges, including unlawfully taking vehicles, unlawfully entering vehicles, theft and wilful damage. In summary police prosecutor sergeant Mike Wingfield told the court between April 1-16 KuruNathan and an associate were

responsible for stealing 11 vehicles, theft from nine vehicles and unlawfully interfering with two more. The offenders damaged five of the vehicles that were taken, set fire to one and drove one into Lake Hood. Kuru-Nathan also took a number of items from vehicles, including MP3 players, mobile phones, sunglasses, wallets and cash. The offending occurred throughout the Mid and South Canterbury, including Ashbur-

ton, Hinds, Methven, Mayfield, Temuka and Geraldine. The value of stolen property was in excess of $130,000. The offending came to a halt after Kuru-Nathan and his associate ran across the top of four vehicles in the West Street car park, before smashing the windows, extensively damaging all four. When spoken to Kuru-Nathan admitted his offending, stating he did it because he was on drugs. He has previously appeared before the courts, and was a forbidden driver.

Reparation is sought for the damaged and unrecovered items; however Judge Maze asked if there was any point in requesting a report, but ordered pre-sentence reports to be prepared. She convicted Kuru-Nathan on the driving while forbidden charge and remanded him on electronic bail on all other matters to reappear on September 16. Judge Maze warned Kuru-Nathan that continuing bail or the request for pre-sentence reports was no indication of sentencing options.

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In brief Assets seized Police have seized millions of dollars worth of assets from Bay of Plenty criminals. Figures released under the Official Information Act show almost $3.5 million worth of assets have been taken from the control of Bay criminals with the same amount forfeited to the Crown in the past 30 months. -APNZ

Big boost for project Plans for a major upgrade of services at Pukaha Mount Bruce have received a massive boost with a $100,000 donation from the Eastern and Central Community Trust. The proposed project, which has a $385,000 budget for the unique wildlife centre, will provide new toilets, an on-site sewage treatment plant and an upgraded rainwater collection system. -APNZ

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Students from Ashburton College have once again proved themselves some of the top minds in Canterbury, taking home the top trophy at the Canterbury Inter-School Chess Competition secondary schools division last week. It has been five years since the last win for the college at the Canterbury finals, and it wasn’t an easy one for Jessica Pelayo, Junjun Qin, Devam Pandya and Vlad Barbu in the Ashburton A team. After one loss and one win for the team the pressure was all on Devam Pandya in the final game against Christchurch Boys’ High School, but his win won the team the trophy and their ticket to the Nationals, held in Tauranga in September. That will prove another challenge for the team, as they have just one month to raise $500 each to cover the costs of flights and expenses at the tournament - but with four very capable young minds at work, they have no doubt they will find a way. Four teams from the college travelled to the competition in Christchurch on Thursday, and the Ashburton B team took

Vandals have again attacked buildings at Lake Horowhenua, breaking windows, spray painting graffiti and damaging roller doors and locks. The latest attacks come after hundreds of people donated time and businesses provided goods and services to clean up the lake’s two main buildings and park area. The lake has been the scene of considerable damage in recent years. -APNZ

Benefactor dies A much-loved Featherston community benefactor and chef has died while travelling overseas with his partner. Royal Hotel co-owner Ulli Reinartz is believed to have died of a heart attack on Thursday, while on holiday in Germany with his partner and Royal Hotel coowner Dean Davies. -APNZ

Ashburton College students Jessica Pelayo, Vlad Barbu, Devam Pandya and Junjun Qin are on their way to the Inter-schools Chess National finals after winning the regional photo donna wylie 050813-dw-242 championship in Christchurch last week. away the B grade trophy at the competition, a win that will send them up to the A grade next year. Ashburton C team was runner-up in the B grade, while Ashburton D team placed 7th.

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Rude awakening A Greymouth family got an unexpected wake-up call early on Sunday when someone set off a flare in front of their Milton Road property. Mark Crashley said the flare was launched about 4am and the light from the explosion lit up the bedroom. “It went up right in front of the house. My wife thought the world was coming to an end.” -APNZ

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Green fingers, big trouble Simon Peter Green grew cannabis for medicinal purposes. But his horticultural endeavors were so successful they landed him in court yesterday. Green, 49, has muscular dystrophy and required a wheelchair for more than 20 years. He appeared before Judge Joanna Maze in the Ashburton District Court

yesterday on charges of cultivating cannabis, possessing cannabis for supply. Police found three cannabis plants in Green’s garden, a quantity of recently harvested cannabis drying and 91 grams of dried cannabis during a raid in April. A search of Green’s phone revealed he had sold the class-C

drug 20 times in the preceding two weeks, and he confessed to selling the drug for about six months. Green’s lawyer said his client had started using cannabis for pain relief. Judge Maze said it appeared Green had become a victim of his own success; growing more

cannabis than he could use, he took to selling it to acquaintances. She said Green’s personal circumstances required a departure for principles in sentencing him to six months community detention with a 7pm to 7am curfew, and ordered the destruction of the crop.

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In brief Illegal fishing An Ashburton man who had set fishing nets in Caroline Bay for years, has learned the law the hard way. Eloni Feataki Tuakoi, 51, was fined $500 and ordered to pay court cost of $130 following his appearance in the Ashburton District Court yesterday. Tuakoi, a Tongan national, was charged under the Fisheries Act with setting a net in a prohibited area in Caroline Bay in February. At the time he told the fisheries officer he was unaware of the law prohibiting set netting, and had been doing it for years. His co-offender gave false details and has not been found.

Stabbing in Nelson A man has appeared in the Nelson District Court charged with the murder of local man Carl Isaac Joblin, 30. Mr Joblin was fatally stabbed at a house on Nile St on Sunday night, and police were called to the property about 8.50pm. The 23-year-old accused was remanded in custody to reappear on August 19. Police investigations into the incident are continuing. - APNZ

Forestry accident A forestry worker has suffered serious head and back injuries after being hit by a falling tree at Mihi, yesterday. The 47-yearold Taupo man was flown to hospital by the Rotorua-based Bay Trust Rescue Helicopter at about 12.30pm. St John officers stabilised the man at scene before he was airlifted to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment. -APNZ

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Ridon blitzes the field at Mt Hutt Auckland skier Franck Ridon skis his way to a winning finish at the New Zealand masters championships on Mt Hutt at the weekend. Ridon, originally from France

and in the 40 to 44 age group, blitzed the field in the men’s event, even beating those in younger age categories with a combined time for two runs of

2.20.24 in the giant slalom on Saturday, and 1.02.07 in the super-G on Friday. Spokesperson Michael Bushell said it was another successful an-

nual event at Mt Hutt, this year featuring about 60 competitors. “The snow was perfect and the weather was perfect for the two days,” Mr Bushell said.

Body found in Lake Wanaka By APNZ The body of a local politician has been found in Lake Wanaka. About 5pm yesterday searchers from Police Search and Rescue, LandSAR and Wanaka Coastguard recovered a body about 1km north of Boundary Creek. It was identified as that of Kenneth George Copland, aged 63, of Wanaka. Mr Copland’s family raised the alarm after he failed to return from a fly-fishing trip at the mouth of the Makarora River, near his home, on Sunday afternoon. The search involved a tracking team and a helicopter with night vision equipment. Searchers found a fly-fishing backpack and Mr Copland’s Labrador dog on a gravel island at the mouth of the Makarora River early yesterday morning. They also found a set of footprints lead-

ing into the water where the main river flow goes into the lake. The search continued with an extensive aerial and shoreline search yesterday morning, but no further signs of Mr Copland were found. A boat with sonar equipment was deployed, focusing its search at the rivermouth. Police said it was likely that Mr Copland had waded into the water and onto a terrace off the gravel island that boarders the main river flow and the head of the lake. “All indications are that he has slipped off the edge of the terrace and into the flow of the river and into the head of the lake,” senior constable Mike Johnston said earlier yesterday. Police said last night that they expressed their sympathies to Mr Copland’s family and thanked local volunteers for their efforts in searching for him. -APNZ

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Police accept finding over paralysed man BY KRISTIN EDGE A Northland father has questioned why his handcuffed son was forced over a fence by a police officer and left paralysed when officers could have helped or allowed him to climb between the wires. Ray Legg and his family were left angry and frustrated after the release of the Independent Police Conduct Authority’s (IPCA) report on the serious spinal cord injuries to 28-year-old Shane Legg, following his arrest in April last year after he led po-

In brief

lice on a high-speed pursuit. Ray Legg said it had been a “slap in the face” that the officers involved had not been stood down while his son had lifechanging injuries. The IPCA investigation concluded that while police actions were reasonable and complied with the law in most respects, one officer failed to fulfil his duty of care to Mr Legg. “The officer made an error of judgement by not stopping to fully consider the risks to Mr Legg and options for mitigating those risks,” said IPCA chairman

Judge Sir David Carruthers. “That failure contributed to the injury that Mr Legg suffered.” The watchdog now recommended police reconsider their decision not to take action against the officer, an acting sergeant, under the code of conduct. It has also recommended amendments to the police manual to include the potential risks to the safety of handcuffed offenders. Northland Police District Commander Superintendent

Russell Le Prou accepted the finding, but noted the officer did not intend to cause injury. “The arrest of Mr Legg was reasonable and in compliance with all relevant police policies. The Authority also considered it appropriate for Mr Legg to be handcuffed upon arrest for a number of reasons. Unfortunately an error of judgement by one of the officers, together with Mr Legg’s own actions, has proved to have serious consequences.” Mr Le Prou said police would now consider whether any ac-

tion under the police Code of Conduct was warranted. It also revealed Mr Legg had methamphetamine in his blood at the time and police discovered a small plastic bag containing 34 grams of methamphetamine in his car. He was also disqualified from driving indefinitely and he had tried to flee from police previously. Mr Legg has since undergone nine operations, that have led to other complications and an extremely slow recovery. He now has some limited mobility. -APNZ

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Painter pinged A Rotorua painter with a history of ripping off potential clients has been sentenced to community service and promised the court that was the end of his offending. Nicholas Russell Matenga, 50, had previously admitted two charges of obtaining money by deception, totalling $880, and one charge of receiving stolen property. -APNZ

Hydro project on line Westport could soon be getting its electricity from water thanks to a renewable energy source which has just come on line, says one of its owner operators. Allan Absalom of Kawatiri Energy Limited (KEL) said the Rochfort Dam, which the company operates, first came on line about a month ago. Mr Absalom said the scheme, which once fully completed in nine months’ time would ultimately cost around $20 million, would feed electricity into the local Pulse Utilities grid. The scheme had also been privately financed. -APNZ

Pora inquiry on hold It would be “constitutionally unsound” for a government inquiry into Teina Pora’s convictions to go ahead for now but a broader inquiry into the circumstances leading to his convictions could eventually take place, a spokeswoman for Justice Minister Judith Collins says. Ms Collins has responded to calls to re-examine the Pora case by saying today there were two ways a person in Pora’s situation could have their convictions reassessed; through an application for the Royal prerogative of mercy or through an appeal to the Privy Council. -APNZ

Crusaders’ stars release debut single A group of Crusaders stars – led by a pair of All Blacks – have formed a boy band. Andy Ellis, Israel Dagg, Willi Heinz, Telusa Veainu and Robbie Fruean, who recently had a heart operation, are putting their Super Rugby semi-final loss to the Chiefs behind them and embarking on a second career with the C-City Brothers. They are taking on One Direction and Titanium with the release yesterday of their debut single Never Walk Away. Group founder Andy Ellis says the CCity Brothers are modelling their career on his childhood heroes Westlife and The Backstreet Boys. “Since I was a little boy I have dreamed of being in a boy band. My inspiration has been bands like the Backstreet Boys and Westlife. Their music continues to motivate me and I still have some of their posters from my childhood.” Ellis says the idea to form a boy band was something he and his Crusaders teammates had been thinking about for some years.

“Ensuring there are options for us after rugby was a big motivator.” Dagg says the selection process to get into the Dan Carter-managed CCity Brothers was “fierce”. “Andy held auditions and all members of the Crusaders gave it a go. At the end though, he was in awe of our skills.” Op Shop star Jason Kerrison collaborated with Ellis to write Never Walk Away. All the proceeds from single sales are going to Cystic Fibrosis NZ. Chief executive Kate Russell says she is touched by the C-City Brothers’ generosity. “Everyone at Cystic Fibrosis NZ has known for a long time just how talented these guys are on and off the field, but to have them using their talent to help us in our work for people with CF is just so heart-warming. We are sure this is going to be a stellar hit and these guys are going to go far.” Never Walk Away is available on iTunes. -APNZ

Smacking not on A dairy farmer who smacked a 2-year-old on the bottom was told by the sentencing judge that, while it was once acceptable to spank a child, it was now illegal to do so. Jessie Wayne Smith, 26, was sentenced to supervision after pleading guilty to assault on a child, when he appeared in Masterton District Court last week. Judge Tony Walsh said it was no longer appropriate for people to smack a child. “Years ago, no one would have turned an eye to this sort of behaviour but now we do. What you did was quite illegal.” -APNZ

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Farmer on neglect charge

Drink driver loses licence for three months

A Rakaia deer farmer has been ordered to make a donation to the SPCA for neglecting to provide treatment for an injured deer. Donald Andrew Houston, 49, pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to prevent an animal suffering, when he appeared before Judge Joanna Maze in the Ashburton District Court yesterday. The charge related to a stag running in a mob of deer on Houston’s farm, following a complaint made by a member of the public. As a result Ministry for Primary Industries animal welfare inspectors and a veterinarian visited the property. They were

shown a three-year-old stag suffering serious injuries. The animal was immediately shot on the advice of the vet. A post-mortem showed the animal had three significant injuries to its hind leg and shoulders, including two open, infected wounds about 20 centimetres long. The state of the injuries indicated they had been present for some time, and according to the vet, the stag would have been in a high level of pain for weeks. Houston said the stag had become tangled in wire some weeks earlier. He had freed the animal, placed it in a dark shed to calm it and applied antibiotics. He considered the injuries to

be bruises, and thought it would come right in time. Although he checked the stags regularly he failed to notice the animal’s plight, and said if he had he would have had it shot. Judge Maze accepted Houston’s remorse over the matter, but said those who care for animals have a responsibility to ensure they receive appropriate care, noting the vet had said the animal should have been destroyed immediately. She convicted Houston and ordered him to make a donation of $1300 to the SPCA and pay the vet bill of $780. Houston must show a receipt for the donation within two weeks.

■ RED HAT LADIES GATHER

Nette Collins and the ladies of the Ashburton Red Hat Society gather for their monthly photo gabrielle stuart 050813-gs-003 meeting at the Somerset Grocer yesterday.

Red Hat Society brightens up café By GaBrielle Stuart gabrielle.s@theguardian.co.nz

Decked out in purple and sparkly jewels under brilliant red hats, the ladies of the Red Hat Society brightened the Somerset Grocer yesterday as

they gathered for a breakfast meeting. Nette Collins, known at meetings as ‘Queen Ti Ti of the boulders’ said the Red Hat Society was about ‘letting the inner self out’ – essentially just

having a lot of fun. It wasn’t all fun and games at the meeting, though, as planning gets underway for the arrival of over 200 women for the Red Hat Society National conference to be hosted in Ashburton next year.

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Pair jailed on robbery charges The two Auckland offenders who assaulted and robbed a man of his car at Tauranga’s Kingsview Apartments have been jailed for four years and six months and three years respectively. Conrad Oscar Rewita, 30, and Teepee Snow Laison, 34, were sentenced in Tauranga District Court yesterday, after earlier pleading guilty to a joint charge of robbery. The robbery occurred on May 10 this year af-

ter the pair approached three men who were getting into a car, and after assaulting two of the group, Rewita and Laison fled pursued by police. They were caught after Rewita crashed the car into a light pole. Laison was hospitalised for six days due to the injuries she suffered in the crash. Rewita, jailed for four years and six months, was also sentenced on charges of reckless

driving causing injury, driving with excess breath alcohol causing injury, failing to stop for police, and breaching prison release conditions. Laison’s three year jail sentence also includes time for charges of theft, shoplifting, driving with excess breath alcohol, driving while disqualified, breach of community work and three breaches of supervision. -APNZ

The following people appeared Wrong hubometer on driving matters before Judge Joanna Maze in the Ashburton Rural Transport Ltd was District Court yesterday. convicted and discharged on a charge of operating a vehicle Drink drivers with the wrong hubometer fitGeorge James Arscott, 17, an ted, which under-recorded the electrician of Methven, pleaded distance travelled. The court guilty to drink driving, with an was told a new hubometer purexcess breath alcohol (EBA) chased by the company was in level of 400 micrograms per li- wrongly labelled packaging and tre (mcg/l) of breath, when the the mistake only became apyouth level is zero – he was con- parent during the police stop. victed, fined $300, ordered to Rural Transport had promptly pay court costs of $130 and dis- paid the $1108 deficit in road qualified from driving for three user charges. months. Leo Grafilo Mario, 33, a Disqualified driver dairy farm worker of Methven, was convicted of drink driving Rangi Wiari Tahapehi, 32, (EBA 591mcg/l). He was fined of Netherby, was convicted of $400, ordered to pay court costs driving while disqualified – he of $130, and disqualified for six was fined $250, ordered to pay months. court cost of $130 and disSteven James Booker, 47, of qualified from driving for six Dorie was convicted of drink months. driving with an excess blood alcohol level of 151 milligrams Other matters per 100 millilitres, when the legal limit for drivers over 20 is 80 Simeon Tarawhata Waaka, milligrams. He was fined $500, 44, a meat worker of Fairton, ordered to pay court costs of pleaded guilty to possessing $130, medical and analyst costs benzylpiperazine (BZP) for of $168 and disqualified from supply. The charge arose after a driving for six months. Graham Hannon, 36, an en- search of his property in April. gineer of Hampstead was con- The court was told Waaka was victed of drink driving (EBA suffering from grief following 726mcg/l) – he was fined $600, the death of his young son as order to pay court costs of $130 a result of medical misadventure, alcohol and drug addicand disqualified for six months. Shiree Cornelius, 25, a part tion. He had since engaged in time cleaner of Netherby, was counselling probation services convicted of drink driving with produced a positive report on an excess blood alcohol level of his progress. Judge Maze cancelled a sen196 milligrams per 100 millilitence imposed last month, and tres. She was fined $700, ordered tied the two sentences together to pay court cost of $130, medical and analysts’ fees of $168 – Waaka will serve four months and disqualified from driving for on community detention, and nine months under supervision. six months. Logan Phillip Wall, 19, a Glen Thomas Crean, 23, a farm worker of Lowcliffe, was casual labourer, of Allenton apconvicted of drink driving with peared on a charge of breaching an excess blood alcohol level of his community work sentence. 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres, when the limit for a driver 20 Crean had only completed 9.5 and under is zero. It was Wall’s hours of a 60 hour sentences second conviction for drink driv- handed down in March – Judge ing in 12 months. Wall was fined Maze remanded him on bail for $400, ordered to pay court costs four weeks to complete the senof $130, medical and analyst fees tence, warning him if he failed of $168, disqualified from driv- to do so he could expect a short ing for four months, after which stay “elsewhere”. he will be bound by a zero alcoOpua Dean, of Ashburton, hol licence for three years. was dealt a sentence of six Campbell Ian Lochhead, 44, months supervision with counof Hampstead, was convicted of drink driving with an excess selling and anger management blood alcohol level of 135 mil- stipulations for assaulting a ligrams per 100 millilitres. Al- child. The court was told Dean though it was Lochhead’s third slapped his younger sister, then conviction for drink driving, back-handed her, because he beJudge Maze took into account lieved she was being disrespectthe length of time elapsed since ful to him. he last appeared – 1984 and 1997 Natalia Zerlinda Rimine, – before imposing a fine of $800, ordering him to pay court costs 19, of Ashburton, pleaded of $130, medical and analyst fees guilty to shoplifting. She was of $168 and disqualifying him convicted, fined $300 and ordered to pay court costs. for 12 months.


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Answers please Fonterra Coen Lammers EDITOR

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he past few days have been a nightmare for Fonterra, its shareholders and the wider New Zealand export industry, and Mid Canterbury is likely to share the pain. The fall-out from the Fonterra contamination scare has sent shockwaves around the world and made global headlines for all the wrong reasons. Prime Minister John Key is justifiably furious why it has taken the company so long to sound the alarm about a potential botulism scare when the tests showed a problem back in March. With products from that contaminated batch on shelves around the world and used in numerous products beyond Fonterra’s control, the issue has become a full-blown global alert. The harsh words from Mr Key and his fellow ministers towards Fonterra underline their frustration about the damage to New Zealand’s image as a clean, green, safe producer of food. China’s response has been swift, after Fontera’s brand already received a battering during the Sanlu scandal in 2008 and last year’s discovery of dicyandiamide in test samples, blocking all milk powder from New Zealand. Just as concerning is a similar move by Russia, a country that did not even receive any products affected by the latest contamination. The continuing fallout must be distressing for dairy farmers in the district who were rubbing their hands only a few days earlier after the positive prediction for next year’s pay-outs. Those predictions may need some adjustment as the contamination drama unfolds. The government, and along with them most dairy farmers, want some answers from Fonterra whose exports add $11 billion to the New Zealand economy. Right now, the entire country wants to know how the company is going to reassure its overseas markets that New Zealand products are safe. That trust may take months or even years to repair, and every minute Fonterra dithers, that healing process will take longer. Fonterra’s share price took a beating yesterday but that may just be peanuts compared to the total cost.

YOUR VIEW Racing page

Dog licence fees

Art gallery backlash

Congratulations’’ on the new look. for a moment in time I could of sworn I was reading the race page from the Otago Daily Times in the 1980s. So I did have another look at the date yep it is 3-8-2013. So please BRING back the liftout on Friday as I and so many punters only have a bet on a Saturday and as I understand it the TAB pays for the races for the papers. Lyndon

Over the past year Seafield and Smithfield Roads have had their speed limit dropped from 100km/h to 70km/h until they intersect with Milton Road. It seems because of this 30km/h speed limit drop that people living on the town side of Seafield Road and the north side of Smithfield Rd are now considered “urban” and hence their annual dog registration fees have gone up. However they are still classed as Rural A in their 2013/14 rates assessment and have no urban services. So who decided these properties – while still rural – are now considered urban as far as their dogs are concerned? It seems unfair. J. Girvan

Mr McLeod is correct when he suggests, in the Ashburton Guardian of August 5, 2013, that there will not be a backlash against the Art Gallery. Rather, the backlash will be against those councillors who supported the process whereby a building with significant architectural and engineering flaws has been permitted to proceed as a result of discussions behind closed doors; at a cost which will significantly exceed assurances; and with total disregard for the views of the community they promised to represent and who will ultimately bear the cost. A. D. Argyle

From the Editor: The TAB pays for the racing pages in metropolitan papers but not for the form guide in the Guardian. This paper runs several pages of racing form each week at our own cost, as a service to our readers.

CRUMB by David Fletcher

Wheelie bins As an ex volunteer in the

Rakaia recycling team, I would like to comment on the use of bins against Rakaia’s plastic bags. Yes, bins are weather and animal proof, safer handling from door to curb, but please do not compact the recyclables as that will crush reusable material and contaminate the recyclables with rubbish (like baby’s nappies!) that should not be there. Recyclables should be clean and dry so that you, without hesitation, can spread it out on the lounge carpet to look for an item lost or mistakenly discarded. The extra trip or two to the recycling park needed by not compacting will be well worth it. The more that is recycled, the less goes to Kate Valley. Joris van Leeuwen


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POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Should Ashburton District Council have a higher profile on Facebook?

Willy Leferink WILLYLEAKS

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ast Friday I sat down with my wife and planned our weekend. As we are about to be hit by that farming tsunami called calving, this picture of farming domesticity meant this past weekend was likely going to be my last of relative freedom until Boxing Day. Then the Federated Farmers communications team called me with the kind of bad news you don’t want early on a Saturday. A Fonterra media release indicated that in a batch of whey was the potential presence of a strain of Clostridium botulinum. We need to remember that no one is sick and this recall stems from Fonterra’s product testing. If you want, Fonterra blew the whistle on Fonterra. Another thing we need to remember is that the volume involved is a fraction of the 2.5 million tonnes Fonterra produces each year. When I mean a fraction, the 38 tonnes involved represents 0.0015 per cent. But just as a miss is as good as a mile, the tolerance for C botulinum is rightly zero. Yet this also means 2,499,962 tonnes of Fonterra produced product is unaffected. Getting that message out is vital in order to get our dairy products moving again. As farmers like me own Fonterra, few people can comprehend how proud we are of what our cows, farms and company produce. You may see milk as a weekly staple but it takes an amazing amount of work to produce a quality product which has so many applications.

Today’s online poll question Q: How do you think Fonterra has handled the latest food scare?

CONTACTS We must ensure that our consumers, wherever they are, have easy access to all the facts and in a format and language they understand. The product in question, a whey protein concentrate known as WPC80, is used in products like infant formula, growing up milk powder, as a calf milk replacer and even in sports drinks. Federated Farmers has talented people and our Food Safety spokesperson, Dr William Rolleston, is a sheep farming medical doctor and biotechnologist. Speaking to William, it seems Fonterra’s discovery of C botulinum is the laboratory equivalent of a needle in a haystack. I appreciate that is cold comfort right now. Farms are the first link in the production chain because what we produce is collected and processed under strict sanitary standards. This is not lip service but an ingrained process starting well inside the farmgate. If there is any break in this pasture to plate chain then product does not go, or rather, that is how things are meant to work. We are here because of that single unsanitary pipe at

Fonterra’s Hautapu factory. There will be a reckoning but now is not the time; the ‘who, what, why, when, where and how’ questions come later. Right now we owe it to our consumers here and abroad to give them the facts and not speculation. We owe it to them to communicate truthfully and in a format they will understand. Contrary to popular opinion most of those bags of powder you may see in the news are produced to specification. Fonterra is directly plugged into major global supply chains and this is why being open and transparent counts. While the presence of C botulinum is serious, what we do next, matters. No matter how tough it may seem, being unambiguous, frank and accessible need to be guiding principles in how we communicate. This started Friday at midnight when Fonterra blew the whistle on itself. Now the most urgent thing is to remove uncertainty in the wider market place. That means identifying

the products and companies involved in the recall. Of the eight customers, we welcome that Nutricia Karicare, CocaCola, Danone, Wahaha Healthfood as well as the local animal feed business, NZ AgBiz, have all stood up. Good on them. If you are a consumer and have concerns then please call the consumer number likely listed on the tin, bottle or container you are holding. This is why communication channels must be kept open for the Ministry for Primary Industries as the regulator, Fonterra as the processor and the companies who used WPC80. Our only priority must be food safety and the integrity of what we export. Integrity is communicating facts openly and transparently and this is thankfully happening. For more information: Willy Leferink, Federated Farmers Dairy chairperson, 021 796 037. Willy Leferink is Federated Farmers Dairy chairperson

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Caution rules after al-Qaida threat US diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed at least through the end of this week, the State Department said yesterday, citing “an abundance of caution”. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the decision to keep the embassies and consulates closed is “not an indication of a new threat”. She said the continued closures are “merely an indication of our commitment to exercise caution and take appropriate steps to protect our employees,

including local employees, and visitors to our facilities”. Diplomatic facilities will remain closed in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, among other countries, through Saturday, August 10. The State Department announcement yesterday added closures of four African sites, in Madagascar, Burundi, Rwanda and Mauritius. The US has also decided to reopen some posts today including those in Kabul and Baghdad.

The Obama administration announced Saturday that the posts would be closed over the weekend and the State Department announced a global travel alert, warning that al-Qaida or its allies might target either US government or private American interests. The weekend closure of nearly two dozen US diplomatic posts resulted from the gravest terrorist threat seen in years, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said yesterday.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss said “the chatter” intercepted by US intelligence agencies led the Obama administration to shutter the embassies and consulates and issue a global travel warning to Americans. “Chatter means conversation among terrorists about the planning that’s going on – very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11,” Chambliss told NBC’s Meet the Press. “This is the most serious threat that I’ve seen in the last several years,” he said. – AP

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Killer dog ‘not dangerous’ A mastiff cross dog that mauled a two-year-old boy to death in a savage attack in far south-western NSW wasn’t considered dangerous. Even if it had been registered and treated as a dangerous breed, the toddler would still have been attacked, Deniliquin council manager Des Bliske says. That’s because council guidelines are mostly concerned with how dangerous breeds should be handled and restrained in public. Dangerous dogs must be muzzled whenever they’re outside their owner’s property, Mr Bliske said yesterday. But on Sunday the little boy was attacked in his grandmother’s yard by a mastiff cross that’s owned by his 24-year-old cousin. The boy’s 70-year-old grandmother and mother both jumped in and tried to fight the dog off. The boy and his grandmother were rushed to Deniliquin Hospital. The toddler died soon after arriving and his grandmother was treated for exhaustion, bruising and abrasions. – AAP

Police say a 70-year-old woman is dead and five people are injured after a boat collided with a small island on a lake in Ontario. Ontario Provincial police say two vessels were travelling together when one collided with the island on Six Mile Lake north of Barrie. Police say Beverly MacDonald, of Kingston, was killed. The boat’s operator and four passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. – AP

Baby survives plunge Swiss police say a couple was killed and their one-year-old child seriously injured when the cable car they were travelling on fell on to a wooded cliff. Police in central Schwyz canton (state) say the accident happened Sunday as the car headed downhill from its top station at Alp Baerlaui. The car came off its cable about 900m into its journey and dropped about 30m. The couple sustained fatal injuries in the fall. Police say the baby, which was being carried in a rucksack, was protected from the worst of the impact but still suffered serious injuries. – AP

Rinehart’s olive branch Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has written to her two children, making an offer which she hopes will bring their litigation to an end, a court has heard. Ms Rinehart’s barrister, David Russell QC, told the Supreme Court yesterday that the “open letter” was to John Hancock and Bianca Rinehart, two of her four children. The letter, which was handed over yesterday morning, states that “the first defendant would be willing to appoint a co-trustee” to the multibillion dollar family trust, Mr Russell said. It was done in the hope that the siblings’ litigation against their mother would come to an end, the court heard. – AAP

Indian girl set alight Pedestrians gather as police and fire officials respond after a car drove through a packed afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles at the weekend.

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Bride killed as car ploughs into beachgoers Police arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a driver ploughed into crowds at a popular Los Angeles boardwalk, a seemingly intentional hit-andrun that killed an Italian woman on her honeymoon and injured 11 others. Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, was arrested after he walked into a police station in neighbouring Santa Monica about two hours after the incident and

told police that he was involved. Campbell, of Los Angeles, remained jailed yesterday on $1 million bail. Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese declined to discuss a motive but said there was no indication that the attack was a terrorist act or that anyone else was involved. Security video taken at Venice Beach boardwalk showed a man parking a black car, stepping out and surveying the leisurely

scene for several minutes before getting back into the vehicle and speeding into the crowd. Hundreds of people who had been walking or sitting at cafes raced to get out of the way before the vehicle sped out of sight. The Italian woman was identified as Alice Gruppioni, 32. Her family in Bologna told the Italian news agency LaPresse that she had been on her honeymoon after a July 20 wedding. – AP

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Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has appeared before thousands of supporters to declare his innocence after he was sentenced for tax fraud. The protesters gathered outside his home in Rome, celebrating the billionaire media mogul as a “martyr of freedom” and demanding an end to what they called politi-

cally motivated legal cases. A high court decision upheld a one-year prison sentence for Berlusconi on charges of fraudulent offshore accounting by his media firm, Mediaset. The decision prompted members of Berlusconi’s centre-right People of Freedom party to threaten to quit the coalition gov-

ernment. Berlusconi said he continued to support the government of Prime Minister Enrico Letta and it must continue to carry out economic reforms. Italy, the eurozone’s third-largest economy, is in the midst of a lengthy recession, which has provoked the implementation of austerity measures. – DPA

An 11-year-old girl who was set on fire during an attempted rape has died of her injuries eastern India, media reports say. The girl was admitted to a governmentrun hospital in Kolkata with critical burns after the incident. On Sunday, the police arrested an 18-year-old suspect, the Times of India reported. He and an accomplice, who is still being sought, were named by the victim. – DPA

Claim of love A Brisbane mother accused of starving her twin toddlers to death says she loved them and can’t explain why she stopped feeding them solid food. The 35-year-old woman gave evidence on the ninth day of her trial for murder in the Brisbane Supreme Court yesterday. The trial against the 18-month-old toddlers’ father was abandoned earlier in the day after prosecutors accepted his plea of guilty to manslaughter. During questioning by her barrister the woman explained that in 2008 her relationship with her de facto partner had broken down. He stopped showing interest in their six children leaving her to raise them virtually alone, she said. She told her partner and relatives she could no longer cope but noone believed her, she said. – AAP


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Lee’s ‘dishonesty and lack of integrity’ reflected badly on the profession which he has been subject to the institute’s disciplinary process,” the tribunal said in its determination. “By a fine margin, the tribunal considers that the prospect of the member’s rehabilitation is preferable to removing his name from the register.”

The Professional Conduct Committee - which investigates complaints against NZICA members and brings charges where appropriate - thought that decision was too light and appealed against it. As a result, the entire case was brought before the NZICA Appeals Council last month, which also took a close look at similar cases of misconduct. Council chairman John Marshall found those cases “usually result in a penalty of striking off or suspension” and agreed Lee should receive the same punishment.

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to be especially harmful given its nature,” ANZ said. “Competitors have already been attacking the New Zealand dairy industry after the DCD issue (in February), and this will only add fuel to the fire,” the bank said. The key question was how much prices could drop on the GlobalDairyTrade trading platform on Wednesday. “We’ve been trading at very elevated levels and market supply is presently very tight. Nonetheless, prices have been trading at a premium of anywhere from US$200 to US$500 per tonne above competitors, depending on the product and its specifica- APNZ tion,” ANZ said.

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Fonterra’s unit price and the New Zealand dollar partly recovered yesterday after both were sold down on the back of the latest contamination scare to hit the cooperative, but economists say the fallout could extend to the subject closest to farmers’ hearts: the farmgate milk price. The Fonterra unit price immediately slumped to $6.50 at the opening on the NZX - its lowest point since last December - after the weekend’s developments, but recovered ground to close at $6.86 - down 26 cents or 3.65 per cent. The New Zealand dollar clawed back ground to trade late in the local day at US77.6c, well off its session low of US76.93c, but still down from US78.87c in late local trade on Friday. Peter Cavanaugh, client advisor at Bancorp Treasury Services, said the foreign exchange market’s initial response news that three batches of whey protein had tested positive for a strain of clostridium, which can cause botulism, was understandable. “It is pleasing to see that the New Zealand dollar has survived the opening and there has not been any substantial followon selling out of Asia,” he said. “There is still a lot of water to go under the bridge, but for now the currency markets have stabilised and the market is im-

plicitly telling us that investors have made the necessary adjustments,” Mr Cavanaugh said. By the close, the focus was turning to what impact the weekend’s developments might have on the milk price and the next GlobalDairyTrade auction, the results of which are due tomorrow. Uncertainty surrounding the global trade meant price makers were largely absent from the NZX dairy futures market, but the October whole milk powder contract traded US$290 lower at US$4300. Traders expect activity to pick up today once more information is known. Farmers will be concerned about whether the scare will affect the milk price, which has the greatest bearing on farm incomes, and which up until now have been on a roll. Early this month, Fonterra upgraded its payout forecast for 2013/14 by 50c per kg of milk solids to $7.50 per kg - just 10c short of the record high $7.60 per kg recorded for the 201011 season. ANZ Bank economists said the “reputational hit” for New Zealand was hard to quantify, but three quality control issues in five years were going to take a toll. “This episode has the potential

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Lee’s “dishonesty and lack of integrity” reflected badly on the accountancy profession, Marshall said in his determination. While it was important to consider his rehabilitation, the “seriousness of the misconduct” and consistency with other cases meant he should at least face a period of suspension. Lee was suspended from membership of NZICA for a year from July 19. The Professional Conduct Committee also argued that Lee should pay the costs of the appeal hearing but the Appeals Council did not think that was fair. - HOL

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An accountant told to pay nearly $35,000 earlier this year for professional misconduct has been suspended after his initial punishment was deemed too light. Junho Lee, from Christchurch, faced disciplinary tribunal action in March after he made false claims in his application to become an auditor. Lee stated he had completed the 3000 hours of audit experience needed to become an auditor and had carried out an audit within the two year period before May 1, 2012.

Both statements were found to be untrue by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (NZICA) disciplinary tribunal. Lee was charged with breaching NZICA’s code of ethics, misconduct in a professional capacity and conduct unbecoming an accountant. He was fined $5000 and made to pay another $29,300 to cover the costs of the tribunal hearing. But the tribunal stopped short of suspending Lee from his place on the register of chartered accountants. “The member is a young man and this is the first occasion on

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 NZX 50 index

4,589.49

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 NZX 20 index

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 NZX All index

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+3.55

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 Falls 54

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 S&P/ASX 200 index

5,111.3

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–0.11%

At close of trading on August 5, 2013

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15,658.36 +30.34 +0.19%

At close of trading on August 2, 2013

 FTSE 100 index

6,647.87 –34.11 –0.51% At close of trading on August 2, 2013

 Nikkei 225 index

14,258.04 –208.12 –1.44%

At close of trading on August 5, 2013

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1,309.25

London – $US/ounce

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19.46

–5.75

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–0.26

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The countdown is on, there part of the fabric of the reare just 100 sleeps until this gion,” he said. Ashburton Ashburton year’s Canterbury A&P Show. Rakaia This year’s Canterbury Event director Geoff BoneNone show will feature all of the aceful West Side Story LOOK NO MORE Better? nted, double glazed, spacious family home. Three bedroomed brick and tile. Open plan kitchen/dining/living A fine example of a two bedroom plusthis sun-room red brick home be the judge! Is favourites, a spacious layout on your said year’s 151st Canter-Youtraditional plus all wishlist? drooms, master with ensuite. Large family dining. with ranch slider onto decking. Consented Logfire, freshly painted with generous double garage plus glasshouse. kitchen, features a gas hob, pantry plus twin drawer dish bury A&P Show promised to of the action of three days The latest farm automation interiors, them,carpet, keeplandscaping an eye out for them a consented access to his herd records ge with heatpump. Separate bathroom with bath and well fenced with easy Large family/dining room, separate lounge with heatpum bring the sights and sounds of competitive judging in the technology already paying off Double through and have to in MINDA. “With twooffers mobs tures a delightful Archgollais .Landscaping has garage milking . Sheltered and private grounds. This home you the opportunity to add your own flair or gas heating. Bathroom has both separate shower and b livestock and and equestrian sec- for fam a Waikato farmer race up the front to draft them all year round we do property.of rural lifestyles to centralProperty easy carefor s. Garden shed, steel framed, who lined, says keep probably as an investment is fully alarmed securely fenced-Safe Christchurch. as well as woodchopping lighting, workbench distance -to Allenton etc. as much drafting Great tenants pets.tions Big double garaging with auto door opener. Offstre it takes and thealuminium hassle shelves. out ofFully draft- Handy manually it wasShopping a bit Centre-school of a twice as would otherlove to stay. for a boat, caravan or large trailer. garage. ing cows, helps improve herd “From humble beginnings,parking andbay shearing. nightmare, but this has made it farms, but Protrack takes heaps Compare the rest - here’s the best. BIR $275,000 - $285,000. the annual Canterbury A&P The show runs from Novemrecords and generally makes life much easier. of pressure off, and the computShow has grown to become ber 13-15. over $415,000 easier. “I knew I’d look back and er in the shed means we can be and Sunday 12:00 to 12:30pm, 142 Dunford Sale Offers over $275,000 Sale By Negotiation PBN over $275,000 Reece Croasdale, manager and For wonder how I did without it, but fussier with our For records. View Saturday12.00-12.30pm, 7 Andrew Street View Saturday 12.30-1.00pm, 19 King Street View Saturday 1.00pm-1.30pm, 89 Dunford Street contract milker on his family’s rwashburton.co.nz it’s even better than I thought it “We can enterrwashburton.co.nz everything as nz /AHB20016 /AHB20124 /AHB20013 rwashburton.co.nz /AHB20027 farm near Taupiri, says LIC’s Cindy wasHayward going to be.” it happens, and there’s more Margaret no Wilson Mike Grant 0212 720 202 12 720 202 0273 897 955 0212 212 544 white.com new generation Protrack Vec- cindy.hayward@raywhite.com mike.grant@raywhite.com With 450 cows on 110ha, the double handling margaret.wilson@raywhite.com of the informator system is even better than system was retrofitted to the tion.” he expected. farm’s 30-aside herringbone As one of four farms involved “It made mating 100 times shed earlier this year, before in trialling the new system, he easier, especially with the mo- winter mating of half the split- has worked with LIC to provide Call the rural team at Ray bile app because if I saw a cow calving herd. feedback, identify any ‘bugs’ and White today for advice. bulling in the yard, paddock or Mr Croasdale chose the rede- contribute ideas for improveMid Canterbury Real Estate Ltd on the way into the shed then veloped and recently launched ment. MINDA on the web, and Licensed Sales Person (REAA 2008) I just put her number into my Vector system from the Pro- integration with the mobile phone and she’ll be drafted out track range, to make drafting drafting app – to name a few. It Mike Grant Roger Burdett and Rural waiting in the pen Rural at the during calving follows the launchUrban of the redeUrbanand mating sea- Urban Urban Urban Jarrod Ross Urban Urban 0212 720 202 0212 244 214 0212 494 644 Consultant/Auctioneer Consultant sons easier Consultant Consultant Consultant Consultant Consulta end of milking. and for the comput- Consultant veloped Protrack Consultant Drafter sysRakaia Jarrod we’d Ross use foam to Roger Burdett Margaret Wilsonprovides Annette Richard Quaid Mike Grant Kim Miller Cindy Hayward Mandy M “Before mark er in the shed which temMcCully last year.

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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

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Farmers looking for answers from prospective councillors Mid Canterbury candidates standing for the Ashburton District Council in this year’s local body elections can expect a grilling from farmers. Federated Farmers has just released its Farmers’ Manifesto and is encouraging both candidates and voters to read it. The 12-page document outlines farmers’ local government priorities. Federated Farmers president

Bruce Wills said council rates were among the largest working expenses for an average farm. The average sheep and beef farm pays $12,165 in rates and the average dairy farm $14,738. He said farming was hugely impacted by local government regulation on land, water and air and farmers looked to council for a practical and commonsense approach to regulation. Nominations for the Ashbur-

ton District Council close on August 16. “That isn’t a huge amount of time so anyone thinking about standing needs to rattle their dags. “The primary industries need level-headed councillors who will prioritise needs over the nice-to-haves. The farmers’ manifesto for these local elections is our prescription for better local government and that goes well beyond the farm gate.”

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

PRICES 390 194 185 6.40

380 191 176 6.40

0.790 0.522 0.598 3.38

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315 209 197 6.60

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390 * 225 212 6.80

405 210 198 6.72

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77 9 8.3

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17 5 0.0

508 134 26.7

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KEY POINTS OF REPORT Key points of the cereal report: ■ For the 2013 harvest, the average yield of feed wheat (9.6 t/ha) and milling wheat (8.9 t/ha) (this includes biscuit and gristing wheats) was similar or slightly higher than 2012 (at 9.4 and 8.5 t/ha respectively, on the same survey farms). Feed barley yields averaged 7.3 t/ha (c.f., 7.4 in 2012) and malting barley averaged 8.0 t/ha (c.f., 7.4 in 2012), so were also similar or slightly up on 2012. These yields reflect a “second year in a row” of very good growing season in most areas. Milling and feed oat yields were up 2.0 and 0.6 t/ha, respectively, compared to 2012, which was in part the result of a more normal growing season in Southland. ■ These high yields in 2013, along with small estimated decreases in areas of feed wheat and feed barley, resulted in small estimated decreases in the tonnes of feed grains harvested (wheat 3% decrease and barley 4% decrease). ■ As a result of the high volumes of feed grain produced in the last two growing seasons, perhaps ameliorated by the 2013 drought, there were medium to high estimated tonnages of feed grain unsold on farm at the time of the survey. For feed wheat there was 100,000t unsold (128,000t in the July 1, 2012 AIMI survey report and 38,000t in the July 1, 2011 AMI survey report) and for feed barley there was 68,000t unsold (113,000t in 2012, 67,000t in 2011). The July 1, 2013 figures include unsold carryover stocks from the 2012 harvest (15,000t and 9,000t for feed wheat and barley respectively). ■ Total stocks on farm (sold and unsold) on July 1, 2013, of feed wheat are estimated to be 251,000t, which is down a little compared to the same time last year (274,000t in 2012, 100,000t in 2011). For feed barley, stocks are estimated to be 216,000t, which is similar to last year (208,000t in 2012, 123,000t in 2011). The July 1, 2013 figures include carryover stocks on farm (sold and unsold) from the 2012 harvest (45,000t and 29,000t for feed wheat and barley respectively).

Warning feed barley in sh Grain stocks are down and Mid Canterbury farmers are being warned feed barley could be hard to come by towards the end of the year. Federated Farmers is urging grain and seed farmers to take note of figures just released by the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI). The figures show strong demand for feed during the drought and other events had resulted in lower stocks of unsold feed grains, despite another year of high

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Left – The original main entrance of Ashburton Public Hospital. It faced East with Elizabeth Street (then Cox Street West) to the left of the pictures. The Ashburton Hospital as originally built, with a corridor to the left of the main entrance leading to six private rooms with a six-bed ward for men behind. A six-bed ward for women was behind the main block. It was built in 1879 and 1880 at a cost of £3000, the Government contributing only £725. Centre: A second ward for women was built to the right of the main block and the original women’s ward converted to an operating theatre.

Ashburton’s hospital grew with BY SUE NEWMAN

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ealth care in the early years of the Ashburton District was, at best, rudimentary. Your survival depended on where you lived and whether anyone with any medical training lived within a day’s horse ride. Death was a regular visitor to many pioneer families; old age was a rarity. The first Ashburton Hospital was built in 1879 by the Ashburton County Council. It was little more than a philanthropic institution. Patients paid fees if they were in a position to do so – one pound a week in a public ward and two pounds in a private ward. Most people, however, did not go to hospital if they could arrange care at home. In the first few years the hospital’s patients numbered about 20, but by the turn of the century they reached 200, with a staff of nine, including Dr James Trevor, Ashburton’s first doctor. He arrived in town in the early 1870s and began a medical practice that for the next 30 years, encompassed the entire district. The care he and his nurses provided was praised, but conditions at the hospital were condemned. In 1898 a six-bed convalescent ward was added and in 1903 the cesspit drainage system was replaced with a septic tank. The district was not a place to be old or poor, particularly if you were a man. The immigration barracks on Short Street, in spite of being in a deplorable condition, were used to house the old men who had nowhere else to go. They were replaced in 1902 by Tuarangi Home. For some of the town’s old and homeless men, a tent or a hut on the banks of the Ashburton River remained their abode of

choice. Tuarangi would remain one of the main care institutions for men for decades. In 1929 there were 137 men in the home, peaking at 144 in 1937 and the facility became both a residential home and a hospital. In its later years the tag ‘old men’s home’ was no longer valid as women were also admitted. The hospital’s first medical superintendent was appointed in 1919, one year after the great influenza epidemic. Patient numbers began to increase and this was credited to a new attitude to treatment in the hospital with fewer people opting to be treated at home. There was ongoing public debate over the role of the hospital – was it a community facility for poorer people or should the system of encouraging paying patients be retained? The town’s doctors wanted the hospital to be for the poor only. The rich could pay for private care. Throughout this period the hospital continued to grow, with new wards and wings added. The private nursing home, Malvern, were taken over by the hosptial’s board as a maternity hospital and cottage hospitals were established in Rakaia and Methven. Gifts by Jane Chalmers allowed a women’s ward and operating theatre to be opened. The hospital continued to develop and meet the needs of a rapidly-growing community. By 1929 patient numbers for the year hit 943 with an average of 63 occupied beds. By 1941 the main hospital was considered overcrowded with as many as 131 patients receiving attention in wards designed for 60 beds. New wards were added in 1944 and by 1947 admissions had risen to 1839 and by 1950 the number of occupied beds had reached 125.

Ashburton also had a number of private hospitals, including Arawa and Malvern maternity hospitals, and private hospitals, Oakhurst in Burnett Street and Warwick in Oak Grove. The hospital served its community well but it was never to rest easy, with unrelenting pressure from outside the district to cut costs. The winds of change began to sweep down the hospital’s corridors in the 1980s. With its centennial celebrations wrapped up in October that year, the board was told it would be facing a budget cut of $1.2

million or 21 per cent for the following year. The cut did not occur, but that was the first hint that the way health care was delivered in the Ashburton District would change. The 1980s was also the era of the Gibbs report that called for a restructured health system. This would see Ashburton administered by a health board based in either Timaru or Christchurch. Administrative change arrived in 1990 and after 110 years, control of the hospital passed from local hands to the Canterbury Area Health Board, ushering in an era that would be marked by

ongoing uncertainty over services and funds. Ashburton Hospital’s role also began to change. Patients were taken from out of the area to relieve Christchurch waiting lists and for a time it appeared the hospital was seen as a valuable cog in the Canterbury health wheel. In July 1994 the Government announced the hospital would be downgraded. In-patient surgery would cease, but minor day-surgery would continue and all resident specialist medial services would be terminated. Visiting specialists would, however,


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Above: An early addition to the hospital was the Jubilee Convalescent Ward to the left (street side) of the original main block, built in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria’s 60th jubilee.

the town

Left – Nurse Briscoe, Sister Dearsley and Sister Jackman in the operating theatre of Ashburton Public Hospital in 1932.

provide services in some areas of health care. There were rallies, marches and protests. People gathered in their thousands, waving placards, saying they would fight to the end to keep hospital services in town. As 1995 dawned, nothing had changed; rumours and conflicting information continued to circulate adding to the community’s unease. In May 1995 the hospital’s management was told the existing range of services could stay but $2 million would need to be trimmed from its budget by mid 1997. To boost its bank balance,

Left – Ashburton philanthropist Jane Chalmers whose largesse assisted the development of many hospitals, including Ashburton’s. In 1913 she was responsible for the building of a 200-bed three-storey ward block at Christchurch Hospital. This was followed by a women’s ward at Ashburton Hospital, her name is still commemorated today in the naming of the hospital’s Ward Six. She later made another donation to Ashburton Hospital which allowed the hospital to build a new operating theatre. the hospital began a regime of accepting private-paying patients, but the threat to its future, while diminished, did not go away. When the two-year funding deal ran out there were no indications that negotiations to renew had begun. Again there were rumours, hints and suggestions that services might go. It was a case of deja vu in December when once again the community gathered in rallies, meetings and public protests, all screaming ‘Hands off our Hospital’. In March 1998 a leaked health memo made it very clear that Ashburton was in trouble … “the medical surgical team indicated that surgery is not likely to be purchased at the following locations…..Ashburton within two years���” Again fears were allayed – temporarily, when a funding deal was signed for the hospital that saw all current services retained. It would continue to be a secondary level hospital providing 24-hour acute medical and surgical care, with no other major changes for three years The hospital struggled to attract junior doctors and in the background there was always the fear that when long-serving resident surgeons Phil Godfrey and John McDonald retired, general surgery at the hospital would cease. A new model of care for the hospital’s future was designed that would meet the needs of the community well into the new century. In 2005 the most significant change in the hospital’s history occurred when specialist services 24/7 were axed. Instead of offering around-the-clock surgery it would focus on day and short stay surgical procedures and

outpatient services. Crucial to making this work was the appointment of medical officers to solve after-hours care problems. They were all but impossible to find. The years ticked by and the hospital reshaped itself to accommodate new demands for day care surgery, but the community remained on edge. No-one believed Ashburton Hospital’s future was secure. And then came the Canterbury earthquakes. When two key sections of the hospital were damaged and closed, many believed nature had done what man had not – signed and sealed the hospital’s future – total closure.

In March 1998 a leaked health memo made it clear that Ashburton was in trouble

The Canterbury District Health Board constantly gave reassurances that the hospital filled a vital role in the district’s health care network. Few believed their words. But last month the doubters were proved wrong with the Government’s commitment to spend $8.7 million rebuilding the damaged theatre wing and a plan in place for further developments in the future. Those new developments will include a new theatre suite and significant upgrading and enhancement of two ward wings, cementing the hospital’s role as a day surgery and procedure centre.


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■ BOWLS

Erakovic knocked out New Zealand tennis No 1 Marina Erakovic and Zimbabwean Cara Black have bowed out of the doubles at the US$795,000 Carlsbad Southern California Open tennis tournament at the semi-final stage yesterday. The defeat meant Erakovic and Black missed out on making their fourth final of the year, after finishing runners-up in Madrid, Strasbourg and Birmingham. - APNZ

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Team NZ v Artemis Emirates Team New Zealand went up against Artemis Racing yesterday in some impromptu race practice on San Francisco Bay. The teams had never lined up together in their AC72s and the training session was arranged after Luna Rossa pulled out following an agreement with Team NZ. With Luna Rossa heading back to the dock and Artemis practising time-on-distance nearby, a shouted conversation across the water arranged another - APNZ training partner.

Hareb settles for second Malia Manuel of Wailua, Hawaii, beat Paige Hareb of New Zealand to claim the Supergirl Pro, the world’s largest allwomen’s surf contest, at California’s Oceanside Pier yesterday. Manuel, a three-time runner-up, won $8,000 from the $40,000 purse. She had the top scores in each round while progressing to the final. Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack in 2003, was eliminated in the round of 12.

Reds on the team New Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has added his Queensland Reds attack coach, Jim McKay, to Australia’s coaching team through to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. McKay, who served with the Reds for the past four seasons, will keep the same role under McKenzie for the Wallabies as part of a four-man coaching team. McKay’s two-year appointment is another good sign for controversial five-eighth Quade Cooper. - AAP

Ashes almost England’s England are on the verge of securing a third-straight Ashes series, with bad weather, time wasting and a farcical stopping of play due to bad light conspiring against Australia’s bid to win the third Test at Old Trafford. Just as the frustrated Australians were returning to their Manchester hotel rooms after play, no doubt feeling pessimistic about the dire weather forecast for the final day, the city which will largely determine their Ashes fate broke out in glorious sunshine. It was the final insult on a ironic day of cricket, when Stuart Broad walked, Joe Root caught another hook from David Warner and the first rain of the Ashes summer threatened to rob Australia any chance of victory in their best - AAP performance to date.

Ashburton indoor bowls representative Mark Sheard rolls up against Canterbury in their annual fixture on Sunday. Photo Kirsty Clay 0400813-KC-061

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The Canterbury indoor bowls team maintained its firm hold over Ashburton in its annual fixture on Sunday. Canterbury put together a convincing performance, winning 93-75, and keeping its winning streak alive over the home side.

Each team, consisting of 24 players, had two women’s teams, two men’s squads and two mixed sides who went head-to-head in games of fours, pairs and singles matches. Players are awarded two points for a win and one point for a draw. Ashburton’s mixed side of Mark Sheard, Ken Mackenzie,

Gay Lee and Cait Bassett were the top local performers, accumulating 19 points for the day. The other mixed team of Alex Crawford, Murray Bassett, Helen Rennie and Laura Mackenzie ended on 14 points along with the women’s team of Christine Talbot, Gaynor Hurst, Hazel Mitchell and Joan Hardy.

Ashburton’s Ken Mackenzie, Murray Bassett and John Cuthbertson were the top individual performers, each claiming eight points for the tournament. Ashburton player Gay Lee said her side had not won the annual fixture for several years now, but the team would travel to Canterbury next year with intent to claim the title.

■ SQUASH

Class prevails in squash champs Top seed and nationally-ranked A-grader Pat Mulvihill from Geraldine proved there is no substitute for class at the Mid Canterbury Squash annual championships over the weekend. Mulvihill met second seed Greg Feutz, a multi-talented sportsman and B1 squash player, in the final at the Collegiate courts, but for all his skills and agility on the court Feutz found that Mulvihill always had a counter. Mulvihill’s trademark little shake of the racket before he played many of his shots demonstrated how he always had that extra split-second to work with, which is a huge difference

at the top level, and although hard-fought, the final was over in three sets. On another court Emma Sloss met surprise package Shannon Notter in the ladies final; Notter having upset second seed Julie Smith in the semi-final. Unfortunately she couldn’t keep up her giant-killing form in the big match; despite putting in some superb shots top seed Sloss was just too good all over the court. Top seed Ken Thomson withstood a strong challenge from Collegiate club-mate Scott Broker in the men’s B grade final, his speed around the court complementing some big hitting.

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Eventual tournament winner Pat Mulvihill digs one out of the corner in his semi-final with Darren Dudson.


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■ FOOTBALL

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The Mid Canterbury Rugby Union has announced its 25-strong Mid Canterbury development squad. The team will be coached by Craig Dunlea, managed by Chris Burrows with Ryan Ford appointed as the trainer and Wayne Timpson as team physio. The Mid Canterbury 2013 development squad: Scott Murphy, Adam Williamson, Hennie Mare, Logan Bonnington, Tom Blyth, Liam Boshoff, David Lowrie, Ryan Gaskell, Niko Bueta (Southern), Garth Fechney, Doug Rushton, Alipeti Polutele, Josh Colgan, Richard Burns (Rakaia), Juan Grey, Sam Hurley, Matthew Winter, Tavita Tupou (Celtic), Tyler Jones, Greg Spence (Methven), Joe Carrol, Hira Carrol (Tinwald), Maamaloa Toumahuni, Aleki Hifo (Hampstead) and Cory Sinclair (Collegiate).

Marshall yet to sign

Trophy dominance broken Ashburton College 1st XI football player Zac Plumb (left) and team-mate Aron Martizano (right) defend in their match during yesterday’s sporting exchange in Ashburton. Photo Donna Wylie 050813-DW-006 By Myles HuMe Ashburton College relinquished its short-lived dominance over Lincoln High School in the third sporting exchange between the schools. About 170 Lincoln High School pupils travelled to the college yesterday to play in 12 sporting fixtures involving six different codes. Lincoln High

School emerged as the winner, the first time they have claimed the title, winning seven match ups, and drawing one, while Ashburton College could only manage four victories. Both schools could hardly be separated after the morning matches, with Ashburton College taking out the 1st XI boys football match 4-2 and the Year 9A netball match 48-8.

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Lincoln High School’s senior boys’ basketball team, featuring a host of representative players, put away the college side 81-68, while their girls’ 1st XI hockey won 3-1 and the senior A netball side beat College 45-25. The under 14 boys rugby match ended in a 39-all draw. In the afternoon, Lincoln held on to their slender lead through its girls’ 1st XI football side

who won 8-1, their 1st XI boys’ hockey team managed an narrow 2-1 win and the Year 10A netball side won 25-20. Ashburton College claimed the senior B netball match 36-25 and the U15 boys rugby match 31-22. Lincoln also claimed the golf title, winning 4-0. Lincoln is set to hold home ground advantage in next year’s event.

Benji Marshall hasn’t signed with the Blues yet but an announcement is expected soon. A tweet from an Australian journalist yesterday sent the rumour mill into overdrive but both the Blues and Marshall’s agent Martin Tauber denied the 28-year-old former Wests Tigers’ player had agreed terms with the Auckland franchise. Blues’ coach Sir John Kirwan recently met with Marshall, likely to play at fullback, and is positive the - APNZ player will sign.

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Draws ■ Football Mid Canterbury Football August 10, Local 14th grade, 9.15am: Eastern v Stingers, Domain S1. Westside Real v Westside, Domain S2. Methven a bye. 12th grade, 9.30am: AshUnited v Methven, Methven. Westside a bye. 10th grade, 10am: Methven 1 v Longbeach, Methven. Methven 2 v Collegiate, Methven. Westside v Rakaia, Domain J2. Fun Football and First Kicks will be held at Methven Domain, 9.30am.

■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club

August 10 The second of 3 stroke rounds for the DCL Cup will be played. Starting Time: Morning 8.00am Afternoon Report at 11.30 for an 12noon start. Saturday Starters: Morning David Welsh and Peter Bain; Afternoon Rodney O’Neill and Peter MacAulay. Results Match Committee August 11 The annual match against Tinwald for the Foodstuffs Trophy will be played at Tinwald. Report at 12noon for a 12.30 start.

Tinwald Golf Club August 10 Starters; am, B Collins pm L Jackson, O Everest. Cards; P Marshall House Duty: House Committee Draw for the 2nd round of the Smitheram and Grant Trophies to be played on Saturday. The morning players will have a clubhouse draw for an 8 am start. Players are asked to report 15 minutes prior to tee off times. No 1 Tee 12.30, R Feutz, P Marshall, A Millar, T McAndrew.12.36, B McFarlane, R Harris, B Collins, M Fechney. 12.42, A Moore, A Lilley, O Everest. No 10 Tee 12.30, W Mason, K Bishop, A Pierce,

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 R Bruce.12.36, T Clarke, R Wards, B Shanks, No & Wakanui 2GB) 2nd Grade Boys 6.00 PM: Wakanui v Hampstead 13 Tee. 12.30, W Stevenson, H Spicer, M Moore, 12.36, R Shearer, D Green, C Whiting, No 7 Tee. (Umpires: Joanne Wakelin & Wakanui Blue SM); 7.10 PM: Allenton v Methven (Umpires: Tinwald 12.36, C Miller, N Rayner, L Moore, A Barrie. SM x 2) August 13 3rd Grade Girls 4.30 PM: Collegians v HampMid Canterbury Hockey stead Blue (Umpires: Karen McIntyre & Caitlin Johnstone); 5.30 PM: Wakanui/Allenton v HampAugust 8 - 13 stead Gold (Umpires: Rachel Law & Hampstead August 8 Senior Men Bowman Cup 7.30 PM: Wakanui SW); BYE: Methven. Black v Wakanui Blue (Umpires: Rex Turnbull & Rasek Ganda) August 9 Mid Canterbury Paper Plus 2nd Grade Girls 4.00 PM: Primary Girls TrainJunior Netball ing Squad v Methven Black (Umpires: Hampstead Blue 1GW & Ashley Kelland); 5.00 PM: Methven August 10 White v Wakanui/Collegians (Umpires: Collegians Heartland Court: 9.00: New World Allenton A v 1GW x 2) St Josephs Gold, T Watson, E Riordan; 10.00: Tin1st Grade Women 6.00 PM: Methven v Rakaia wald South A v Hampstead A, S Bueta, A Elliott; (Umpires: Collegiate 1GW & Abbey Marshall); 11.00: Southern Taylor Groundspreading Ltd A v 7.10 PM: Collegiate v Collegians (Umpires: Rakaia New World Allenton B, J Tupe, E Adearn. 1GW x 2); 8.20 PM: Hampstead Blue v Hampstead Ashburton Guardian Blue Court: 9.00: St JoGold (Umpires: Kevin McCosker & Methven 1GW) sephs Orange v Rakaia C, Coaches; 10.00: BorAugust 10 ough Future Ferns v Tinwald School C, COACHSmall Sticks Hockey - Duty Club: Collegians ES; 11.00: Laser Electrical Allenton v Southern Kiwi Sticks (4th Grade) Coaches to Umpire 9.30 Agspread F, Coaches. AM: Draw TBA Ashburton Guardian Red Court: 10.00: Netherby Mini Sticks (5th Grade) Coaches to Umpire 10.30 Diamonds v Southern Mayfield Service Centre, S AM: Wakanui Blue v Hampstead; Collegians S2I v Stempa, M Cameron; 11.00: Wakanui School v St Allenton Hawkes; Rakaia v Collegians D&E; Wa- Josephs Purple, N Graham, E McDowell. kanui Black v Methven AMI Insurance Court: 9.00: Borough C v Rakaia Fun Sticks (6th Grade) 11.30 AM: Hampstead B, P Bradley Doig, G Naylor; 10.00: Methven Hamv Methven; Allenton Gold v Wakanui Wasps; Wa- mer Hardware Silver v Hampstead School B, T kanui Wildcats v Wakanui Whackers; Collegians Waddell, T Inwood; 11.00: Allenton Tactix v Tinwald Turfinators v Rakaia; Allenton Tigers v Allenton School B, L Wilson, A Burrows. Maroon Port FM Local Court: 9.00: Borough B v Rakaia Senior Women TIMARU 2.30 PM: Hampstead v A, S Wilson, M Yeatman; 10.00: Longbeach A v Geraldine (Umpires: St Andrews & Pleasant Point) Methven Trucking D, S Bonnington, V Pluck; 11.00: August 11 Allenton Magic v Southern Hyde Bros Spraying D, Senior Men ASHBURTON 1.00 PM: Mid Canter- N Johnson (TS), L Alves. bury B v West Coast B (Umpires: TBA); 2.30 PM: Stirling Sports Court: 9.00: Allenton Crusaders v Mid Canterbury A v West Coast A (Umpires: TBA) St Josephs Blue, M Maslin, B Digby; 10.00: Hamp1st Grade Men 4.00 PM: Collegians v Tinwald stead Blue v Methven Winslow B, S Beveridge, D (Umpires: Wakanui 1GM x 2); Ashburton College McArthur; 11.00: Hampstead School A v Methven v Wakanui (Umpires: Collegians 1GM x 2); BYE: Professionals Real Estate C, P Taere, S Anderson. Methven Colourplus Court: 9.00: Southern Hayden MacAugust 12 kenzie Contracting Ltd v Netherby Magic, E An3rd Grade Boys 4.00 PM: Allenton v Hampstead derson, M Edwards, 10.00: Tinwald School A v (Umpires: Hampstead 2GB & Allenton 2GB); 5.00 St Josephs Red, G Blackwell, T Johnson; 11.00: PM: Wakanui v Methven (Umpires: Ashley Kelland Allenton Mystics v St Josephs Green, K Hunter Le-

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tham, H McDowell. Ashburton Guardian White Court: 9.00: Methven Shermac A v Borough A, K Johnson, B Rayner; 10.00: Allenton Hurricanes v Southern Harrison Spraying Services Ltd B, E Bonnington, E Hurley; 11.00: Hampstead B v Allenton C , A Osbourne, C Olds. Bye: Longbeach B Duty: Hampstead Club/Janene McDowell; Canteen: Ange Chudleigh; Junior Duty: Michelle Adams; Umpire: Lyn Hart/Wendy Hopwood.

Mid Canterbury Heartland Senior Netball August 10 Heartland Court: 12.30: College B v Methven Wareings A, L Hart, J Lee; 1.30: College A v United KFC A, W Hopwood, S Hopwood; 2.30: Celtic Vetent A v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton A, L Kennedy, J Lee. Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd Court: 1.30: Celtic B v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton B, D McNab, V McArthur; 2.30: Rakaia Blue v Methven EuroAgri B, A Bell, E Robertson; 3.30: College U18 v Smith and Church Collegiate A, I Anderson, W Hopwood. Guardian Blue Court: 12.30: Methven The Brown Pub White v Celtic C, R MacGregor, G Kennedy; 1.30: College Y9A v Wilson Bulk Transport Allenton A, B Williams, E Scott; 2.30: United KFC B v College Y10 A, L Hart, G Kennedy. Guardian Red Court: 12.30: Rakaia White v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Gold, L Muckle, K Bell; 2.30: Methven R & R Haulage U18 A v Celtic D, K Nepe, M Chivers; 3.30: College Y10 B v Methven The Blue Pub Black, D McNab, L Forbes. AMI Insurance Court: 12.30: Smith and Church Collegiate B v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton C, A Johnson, G Goulter; 2.30: Tinwald South Black v Methven South Pacific Seeds U15 A, L Clough, S Fulton; 3.30: Celtic E v Celtic U18, C Wylie, M Gooseman. Port FM Local Court: 12.30: Methven Mountain Gym U18 C v Allenton B, L Clough, H Shaw; 1.30: Southern Livestock Exchange 2002 Ltd v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U17, N Cavill, A Markillie; 2.30: United KFC C v College Y9 B, A Rush, A Bennett. Stirling Sports Court: 12.30: Allenton C v Methven The Lodge Restaurant and Bar U18 B, C Waddell, D Philips; 2.30: College Combined A v Celtic

F,N Johnson, C Heney, 3.30: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U15 v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U18, T Wylie, M Evans. Colourplus Court: 1.30: College U15 v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Blue, EJ Farr, J Cavill; 2.30: College Combined B v Methven U15 B , C Adlam, S Tait. Guardian White Court: 1.30: Allenton Social v Mt Somers Social, C McClintock, H Lloyd; 2.30: United Colonels Chicks v Celtic Social, L Wilson, M Shaw. Bye: Hampstead Hotties, College U16 Duty: Tinwald South/ Laura Trudgeon; Canteen: Colleen Harraway; Umpire: Brooke Williams; Management: Ange Chudleigh.

■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby August 10 Press Cup Ashburton College v Roncalli College, Allenton RFU 1, 1pm, G Shaw, A McGirr, G Clement Saturday 10 August 2013 Heartland – Pre Season Game The Trust Ashburton Mid Canterbury v West Coast, 1.15pm, Sheffield RFC, L Scanlon, AR TBC August 11 Bruce Beckley Memorial Cup, Tinwald Liquorland v Southern Tinwald Tavern, Mt Somers Domain, 1.15pm, T Pearce, M Bell, J Greenslade.

■ Squash Celtic Squash Club This week’s winter league draw: Wednesday 5.30pm: Paul Cousins v Chris O’Reilly, Phil Andrew v Rebecca Abernethy. 6.00: Jon Bond v Mark O’Grady, Di Ness v James Hunn. 6.30: Marie Kennedy v Chris Thompson, Petr Holub v Adam Clement. 7.00: Nathan Forbes v Mark Shera, Jock O’Connor v Ed Harrison. 7.30pm: Robbie Kok v Chrissie Stratford, John McDonnell v Mick Hooper, 8.00: Ron Carlson v Cath Blacklow, Pete Blacklow v Nigel Tew, 8.30: Steve Devereux v Craig Campbell, John Surridge v Aaron Leckenby, 9.00pm: Billy Nolan v James McCloy, Jane Lowe v Scott vandenberm.

M10 Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway

Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Adding- 3 12.53pm ANGLER’S ARMS TAVERN C0, 295m 5 67617 Pandora Doll 17.81 ................M K Dempsey 5 82888 Wandy Millah 17.63.....................D Kingston 8 2.33pm SPEIGHT’S STAKES C1, 520m ton Raceway Meeting Date: 06 Aug 2013 NZ Meeting 1 74622 Hot Tea nwtd .............................A Bradshaw 6 17554 Flirt With Me 17.64 M & ....................Jopson 1 6x464 Axel Grinder 30.87 ................... A Botherway 6 18163 Iva Cunning Plan 17.63 .......................A Lee number: 10 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 2 62325 Connect The Dots nwtd.......................A Lee 7 24418 Cec Divine 17.60........................... G Cleeve 2 21 Opawa Pearl 30.98 L & ...................... Wales 7 24137 Chase The Stars 17.88 M & ................ Smith 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 3 64335 Vienna nwtd ..............................R Blackburn 8 73776 Homebush Awesome 18.04 ......J McInerney 3 25473 Wandy Chloe 31.05......................... M Grant 8 47464 Another Street 17.98 .................J McInerney 9 36186 Go Timmee 17.63 ......................... G Cleeve and 9; 10, 11 and 12 4 48237 Hurricane Sandy nwtd................ D T Barnes 9 68757 Star Gun nwtd J & ..................................May 4 1742 Game Girl 31.12 A & ..........................Seque 10 64368 Mulberry Brook 18.03................... K Cassidy 1 12.13pm (NZT) SUPER PETS DASH C1, 295m 5 1 Keramus (c1) 17.44....................... G Cleeve 10 468x8 Glenn Is Goodesy nwtd................... M Grant 5 26145 What I Like 31.36 ......................J McInerney 1 65576 Wandy Feather nwtd ....................... M Grant 6 83364 Keramus Girl nwtd......................... G Cleeve 6 1.53pm TERRA KEROMA AT STUD STKS C1, 520m 6 42655 Blushing Belle 30.67 L & .................... Wales 11 3.26pm VITAL PETFOODS SPRINT HEAT C1q, 295m 2 58314 Cosmic Echo 17.67 A & .....................Seque 7 1 Hetfield (c1) 17.53........................C Roberts 1 36147 Opawa Bro 30.48 L & ......................... Wales 7 12625 Know Solution 30.99 .................... L Waretini 1 F2117 Que Tee Chicks 17.32 M & ...............Jopson 3 23251 Starburst Benny 17.55 .................... M Grant 8 281 Mary Marlow (c1) 17.48 .................. M Grant 2 23528 Gypsy Hunter 30.85 W & .................. Nissen 8 58426 Opawa Jay 30.98 L & ......................... Wales 2 76122 Duco To Duco 17.73..........................M Flipp 4 24152 Attack Wide nwtd .......................... G Cleeve 9 45648 Homebush Coral nwtd...............J McInerney 3 53417 Cawbourne Polly nwtd .................... M Grant 9 3x487 Three Knots 30.73 ..................... D T Barnes 3 47F75 Smash Dora 17.53 .......................... M Grant 5 13858 Que Tee Pix nwtd M &.......................Jopson 10 35465 Go Patch nwtd............................... G Cleeve 4 58264 Bank Roller 30.67 .............................M Flipp 10 26686 Hear Hare Here nwtd P & ..................Doody 4 24853 Genia Haka nwtd ......................J McInerney 5 12643 Rite Round Range 31.60 .......... A Bradshaw 9 2.51pm VITAL PETFOODS SPRINT HEAT C1q, 295m 5 42361 Bee Ostee 17.65 ..............................B Shaw 6 36186 Go Timmee 17.63 ......................... G Cleeve 4 1.13pm CHRIS & LISA EARL STAKES C1, 520m 7 84227 All Too Hard nwtd ......................J McInerney 1 431 Out Back Bill nwtd ..................M K Dempsey 6 61684 Opawa Jean 30.73 L &....................... Wales 1 74465 Jack’s A Jewel 17.35 ....................C Roberts 6 42751 Word For Word 17.77 ................R Blackburn 7 22257 Easy Silence nwtd............................ B Dann 8 27587 Jet Even 17.77 .............................A Williams 2 56511 Caboul 30.41 J & ............................D Fahey 7 77354 Waimak Dave nwtd ...................J McInerney 2 54316 Petra Haka nwtd........................J McInerney 8 72774 Opawa Sister 17.69 L & ..................... Wales 9 57866 Noisy Leo 17.58 ........................J McInerney 3 74764 Ohoka Sandy 31.24 ..................... L Waretini 8 12F33 Opawa Stretch 30.33 J & ................D Fahey 3 57733 Jet To Mars 17.70 M & ........................ Smith 9 27843 Go Nola 17.55 ............................... G Cleeve 9 66478 Know Fun 30.62 ........................... L Waretini 4 46145 Camray 17.52 S & ............................Bonnett 10 7F768 Candy Belle nwtd S & .....................B Evans 4 66175 White Legs 30.82 ......................J McInerney 10 x5684 Another Gunna nwtd .................J McInerney 5 54232 Ohoka Hart 17.71 ........................ L Waretini 10 3x865 Saddleback Patch 17.64 ..............A Williams 2 12.33pm FANTA CLAWS AT STUD STKS C0, 520m 5 65347 Opawa Cassidy 31.13 L &.................. Wales 7 2.13pm COASTER’S TAVERN DASH C1, 295m 6 52124 Blue Gale Rise 17.66 ....................... B Dann 12 3.43pm VITAL PETFOODS SPRINT HEAT C1q, 295m 6 86352 Know Future 30.74 ........................ G Cleeve 1 53272 McJopson nwtd S & ........................B Evans 1 76377 Massage Only nwtd ....................D Kingston 7 22351 Wellywood 17.81 W & ....................... Nissen 1 86333 Botany Jessie nwtd ...................J McInerney 2 26 Stich Up nwtd S & ...........................B Evans 7 41475 Opawa Natty 30.92 L & ...................... Wales 2 17713 Claremont Diva 17.73 ...................... B Dann 8 53348 Son of Grace 17.61 ...................R Blackburn 2 83427 Homebush Daphne nwtd .......... A Bradshaw 3 27323 Casino Black nwtd .....................H Anderton 8 66632 Thirsty Kelvin nwtd ....................J McInerney 3 66477 Cawbourne Hurdo 17.51 ................. M Grant 9 3x865 Saddleback Patch 17.64 ..............A Williams 3 11222 Phat Pants 17.66 M & .......................Jopson 4 62455 Opawa Anne nwtd L & ....................... Wales 9 76456 Law To Excel 31.33 M & ....................Jopson 4 41486 Starburst Paul nwtd ......................... M Grant 10 36186 Go Timmee 17.63 ......................... G Cleeve 4 61642 Sophie’s Terra 17.43 C & ................... Fagan 5 32535 Court The Belle nwtd L & ................... Wales 10 77875 Secret Sarah 31.03 S & ..................B Evans 5 38286 Gracy Racer 17.79 ..........................S Fagan Yapster Jewel 17.55 M &..................... Smith 10 3.08pm VITAL PETFOODS SPRINT HEAT C1q, 295m 56 87245 6 3 Zulu Bro nwtd ...............................C Roberts 5 1.33pm RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ SPRINT C1, 295m x177x Nom De Plume nwtd .................R Blackburn 6 67673 Homebush Limbo 17.78 ............J McInerney 7 34 Opawa Chris nwtd L & ....................... Wales 1 3x865 Saddleback Patch 17.64 ..............A Williams 7 43381 Mop Head 17.76 ........................ D T Barnes 1 4711 Mer De Noms 17.41 ..................R Blackburn 7 84826 Zed Kay Man 17.60 .....................D Kingston 8 Opawa Mez nwtd J & ......................D Fahey 2 61652 Jumpin Sally 17.75....................J McInerney 8 27843 Go Nola 17.55 ............................... G Cleeve 2 22136 Goldstar Jeanie 17.53 S & ..............B Evans 8 53435 Red Eye Max nwtd .................... R Cockburn 9 74465 Fantas Fiction nwtd .........................S Fagan 3 56368 Nitro Express nwtd ....................... L Waretini 9 75868 All Against Me 17.47 .........................P Scott 3 21145 Mamalulu 17.65 C & .......................... Fagan 9 64368 Mulberry Brook 18.03................... K Cassidy 10 64463 Opawa Lauren nwtd L &..................... Wales 4 64332 Cawbourne Ranga nwtd ................. M Grant 10 57866 Noisy Leo 17.58 ........................J McInerney 4 16323 Mega Girl nwtd A & ............................Seque 10 27843 Go Nola 17.55 ............................... G Cleeve

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Otago dogs

Today at Forbury Park Raceway

Otago Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Forbury Park Race- 10 3 Zulu Bro nwtd ...............................C Roberts 5 28732 New Order nwtd S & ........................Bonnett 8 2.25pm BROCKLEBANKS DRY CLEANERS C3, 545m way Meeting Date: 06 Aug 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 3 12.43pm SPEEDPRINT SHOP STAKES C1, 545m 6 55313 Another Snazza nwtd ................J McInerney 1 32125 Criniti’s nwtd ......................................J Dunn Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 1 35635 Moon And Sea 34.08 .........................J Allen 7 86385 Black Trigger 19.04 P &................. B Conner 2 26651 Charlie’s Choice(c4) nwtd A & ...........Seque 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 2 32123 Opawa Leanne nwtd L & .................... Wales 8 14451 Taieri Plains 18.36 C &....................... Fagan 3 24733 Cawbourne Kim nwtd ................J McInerney 11 and 12 3 87T74 Miss Isabella nwtd S & .....................Bonnett 9 82787 Okuku Lilly 18.77 ............................R Casey 4 22251 Opulent 32.82 A &..............................Seque 1 12.03pm (NZT) BRIAN BAGLEY DRIVER LICENS- 4 5161 Opawa Romeo nwtd L & .................... Wales 10 73568 Dyna Diego 18.21 M & ......................Jopson 5 52711 Opawa Bart 32.87 .............................B Eade ING SPRINT C1, 310m 5 88766 Paddy Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 6 1.44pm OTAGO TRIPLE HIT HTS ROUND 1 C5q, 310m 6 56331 Bob’s Eye 33.20 ........................J McInerney 1 48664 Drive Five nwtd S &..........................Bonnett 6 56563 Cawbourne Clock nwtd ................... R Breen 1 52877 Bugsy Bangles 18.45 .......................B Shaw 7 74762 False Step 33.16 ...............................J Dunn 2 24464 Hazza’s Lad 18.91 S &.....................Bonnett 7 41116 Beadman nwtd ..................................J Dunn 2 43586 Jumpin’ Julia nwtd .....................J McInerney 8 54332 Bigtime Kelina nwtd..........................B Shaw 3 76452 Ray Dosh nwtd ..................................B Eade 8 62532 Sheeza Flower nwtd........................ R Breen 3 52836 Elki 18.50 .....................................M Roberts 9 64267 Opawa Webby nwtd L & ..................... Wales 4 33321 Car Bootle 18.50 ....................... M Robinson 9 57545 Autumn Spirit 33.63 ...........................J Allen 4 74114 Dynamic Black 18.54 A & ..................Seque 9 2.43pm GREEN ISLAND BARBER STKS C4/5, 545m 5 55164 Fanta’s Fever nwtd C & ...................... Fagan 10 87567 Shadow Wolf 33.17 ........................J Guthrie 5 42815 Princely Dollar 18.37 .................J McInerney 1 14641 Opaque (c4) 32.64 S & ....................Bonnett 6 77735 Homebush Esme 19.13 ............J McInerney 4 1.04pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS STAKES C1/2, 545m 6 23135 Homebush Mayhem 18.41 ........J McInerney 2 61842 Homebush Iris 32.33 .................J McInerney 7 66678 Cawbourne Burn 18.69 ................M Roberts 1 47344 Noggin 32.74......................................J Allen 7 12711 Cawbourne Queen 18.22 .............C Roberts 3 13126 Cawbourne Kesha (c4) 32.36 ...J McInerney 8 64216 Ellie Waves nwtd C & ......................... Fagan 2 15431 Rob’s Mate 32.55 M &...........................J Hill 8 15887 Matti Oah (c4) nwtd...................J McInerney 4 41145 Banbit nwtd ......................................B Shaw 9 7147 Business Boss 18.81 P &.............. B Conner 3 28143 Botany Comet 33.22 .................J McInerney 9 88755 Sea Spray Tich (c4) 18.70...............R Casey 5 81223 Wayleggo (c4) 32.99 J & .................D Fahey 10 58845 Johnny’s Blue 18.69 P & ............... B Conner 4 75658 Another Course nwtd ................J McInerney 10 87678 Jonny Jet (c4) nwtd ...........................J Dunn 6 52541 Wild Grove 33.09 .........................C Roberts Opawa Casper 32.84 L & ................... Wales 2 12.23pm WWW.GREYHOUNDSASPETS.ORG.NZ 5 16786 Bronelly Lad nwtd J & .....................D Fahey 7 2.04pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS SPRINT C4, 310m 78 77867 42224 Opawa Style (c4) 32.98 L & ............... Wales 6 84111 Palucka nwtd J &.............................D Fahey 1 67578 Wise Wonder 18.83 C &..................... Fagan C0, 310m 1 F7215 Homebush Sting (c1) nwtd ........J McInerney 7 36173 Bake Bean Betty 32.86 ......................J Allen 2 58777 Finger Pop nwtd ........................J McInerney 9 15621 Speedy Kazza nwtd ..................J McInerney 2 88887 Zahra nwtd .....................................J Guthrie 8 65726 Calm Spirit (c1) 33.00 ........................J Allen 3 12124 Opawa Rufus 18.68 S &..................B Evans 10 33313 Dyna Groll (c4) 32.63 ...................C Roberts 3 36222 Girl Pride nwtd A &.............................Seque 9 57545 Autumn Spirit (c1) 33.63 ....................J Allen 4 51621 Thrilling Clover 18.74 P & ............. B Conner 10 3.00pm OTAGO TRIPLE HIT HTS RND 1 C5q, 310m 4 28727 Bowman nwtd ...................................J Dunn 10 87567 Shadow Wolf (c1) 33.17 .................J Guthrie 5 43637 Homebush Edith 18.37 .............J McInerney 1 64521 Rosca 18.15 ..............................J McInerney 6 78535 Lynny Southcombe nwtd ...........J McInerney 2 76167 Homebush Sarge 18.41 ............J McInerney 5 864 Sandi Claws nwtd .............................S Keen 5 1.24pm PRYDE ENGINEERING SPRINT C2, 310m 6 34332 Joey’s Secret nwtd S & ....................Bonnett 1 25841 Okuku Wee Man (c3) nwtd C &.......... Fagan 7 27211 Cawbourne Renee (c5) nwtd .......C Roberts 3 54218 Fizzle Bale nwtd ...........................C Roberts 7 36423 Master At Arms nwtd......................J Guthrie 2 37113 Ronrose Hill 18.62 M & .........................J Hill 8 45362 Primitive 18.26 S & ..........................Bonnett 4 78813 Opawa Legs 18.46 .......................M Roberts 8 65734 Pep’s Pot nwtd.................................S Fagan 3 16478 Lachie’s Lad 18.60 ...........................B Shaw 9 55831 Homebush Helen (c5) 18.58 .....J McInerney 5 83724 Botany Prancer nwtd .................J McInerney 9 1 Hetfield (c1) nwtd .........................C Roberts 4 57478 Embee Dee nwtd ......................J McInerney 10 61454 Claremont Pizzaz 18.68 A & ..............Seque 6 78263 Another Colt nwtd .....................J McInerney

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55322 Finn McMissile (c4) 19.06 ...............L Philips 18668 Marmalade Skies 18.92 ....................J Dunn 85388 Bolt Rama (c4) nwtd S &..................Bonnett 87665 Tricky Harry (c4) 18.43 .................. J Holdem 11 3.18pm SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY LTD C3, 310m 1 87534 Shiraz Rose nwtd ........................R Hamilton 2 24473 Cosmic Bolero nwtd P & ............... B Conner 3 82441 Benny’s Angel (c4) nwtd ...........J McInerney 4 13225 Two Ways 18.48 ...............................B Shaw 5 65141 Enable (c4) 18.25 B & ...................... T Shaw 6 22834 Anytime Will Do 19.03 ...............J McInerney 7 36853 Fly Canary Fly 18.82 .................J McInerney 8 28262 Opawa Wally nwtd L & ....................... Wales 9 77567 Heza Sensation 18.70 P & ............ B Conner 10 38515 Big Token nwtd ..........................J McInerney 12 3.35pm OTAGO TRIPLE HIT HTS RND 1 C5q, 310m 1 87344 Oscar Tuivasa 18.10........................L Philips 2 11125 Just A Mate 18.46 .....................J McInerney 3 38868 Okuku Ollie (c4) nwtd......................R Casey 4 41387 Hot Mango 18.21 A &.........................Seque 5 24547 Cawbourne Moff (c4) 18.37 ......J McInerney 6 34117 Callahan nwtd ..............................M Roberts 7 11312 Little Midnight nwtd S & ...................Bonnett 8 21466 Ringa Ding nwtd........................J McInerney 9 85552 Dillmanstown (c4) 18.63 ...................J Dunn 10 87665 Tricky Harry (c4) 18.43 .................. J Holdem LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


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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.

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. 9.30am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 10.00am ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street.

10.00am ASHBURTON NEWCOMERS SOCIAL GROUP. Coffee morning, all welcome. NOSH Cafe, Ashford Village, West Street.

11.00am - 3.00pm TE HUB. Seeds, seedlings, workshops, Enviro centre. 35 Dobson Street West, Biograins building.

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

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

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

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

10.00am - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the old Polytech building, 254 Cameron Street. 10.00am - 7.00pm ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM. Open, all welcome. Baring Square East. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB.

Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 11.00am MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Movie “Still Mine”, Regent Theatre, Wills Street. 11.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid week service and lunch. 48 Allens Road. 1.15pm TINWALD 500 CLUB CARDS. Come join in and play cards, all welcome. Tinwald hall, Graham Street. 1.30pm ASHBURTON HERB SOCIETY.

Monthly meeting, herbs, Arnica and Lemon balm. 1/51 Peter Street. Ashburton. 1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Euchre, all welcome, Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street. 1.30pm M.S.A. GARDEN SECTION. Monthly meeting with interesting speaker. M.S.A. meeting room, Havelock Street. 7.00pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS.

1.30pm R.S.A. CARDS “500” R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome, racquets provided. Sports hall, 35 Tancred Street. 8.00pm ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Annual General Meeting with speaker Gordon Hasell, St Stephens, Park Street. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307 -7138 a/h. Tinwald hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. Leaves from 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7.30pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm ALLENTON INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. New members welcome. Allenton hall, Harrison Street.


Puzzles Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) By practicing random acts of kindness or patience, going that extra mile to help when you don’t have to, you’ll find that you’re the one that will benefit. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) The harder it is to say what needs to be said or the more nervous you feel, the more you need to believe in yourself but also keep it real. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) With some financial tension coming to a head over the next few days, see this as an opportunity to raise the bar on the income and financial fronts. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) By taking a confident approach, even if it’s a case of faking it till you make it, you’re more likely to recognise opportunities. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) For the next few days there is a need to tread carefully in terms of time management and a need to avoid sweating the small stuff. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) No matter what pressure there is or demands on your time, if you make time for anything it has to be those important talks on the relationship front. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) As a major professional chapter unfolds it is meeting stiff competition and opposition from home and family forces that demand to be factored in. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) With the doors open to second chances at work and all your career options not on the table yet, it’s too early to speculate or set anything in concrete. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) The Moon’s return to a more adventurous part of your chart allows you to focus on the big picture. This will make it a lot harder to sweat the small stuff. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) Jupiter and Pluto knew that your personal and relationship needs would clash and a compromise needed. That clash has finally come to a head. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) While Jupiter is bringing some huge opportunities, you are facing some reality checks over the coming days. It is important to pace yourself. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Practice random acts of kindness or go the extra mile to be helpful, giving others the benefit of the doubt will create some good feelings.

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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian Deaths

ALDRIDGE, Melville Arthur (Melly) – 1-10-1927 – 5-8-2013. Passed away peacefully at Coldstream House, Ashburton. Surrounded by his loving family. Loved husband of Dulcie. Loved father and father in law of Lyn Ferguson (Ohaupo), Melva and Danny McKendry (Methven), Christine Tuirangi (Ashburton), Heather and Wayne Blackwell (Springston), Wendy and Roger Marsh (Sheffield), Stewart (Brisbane), and Terry and Karen (Perth). Loved granddad and great granddad of all his grandchildren. Dearly loved by all his family. Messages C/- P O Box 472, Ashburton, 7740. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimers Association would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Melly’s life will be held at Our Chapel Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on WEDNESDAY, August 7, commencing at 1.30pm Followed by cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

A leader in providing Prompt, Personal 24-Hour Service PATERSONS FUNERAL SERVICES AND ASHBURTON CREMATORIUM LTD Canterbury owned, Locally operated. Office and Chapel Corner East and Cox Streets, Ashburton When the need arises PHONE 307 7433

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PM10 Alert In winter, tiny particles called PM10 hang in our air and are harmful to our health. Most of winter PM10 in Canterbury is due to smoke from home heating. A daily PM10 reading over the national standard is considered a high pollution day.

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A trough moves north over the South Island tomorrow and Thursday, and the North Island on Friday. A subtropical low approaches the country from the North on Friday and Saturday, directing a strong moist northeast flow over the North Island.

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McCLOY, Peter Gerald – Helen-Anne, Emma, Todd, Gloria, Christine and their families wish to thank relatives, friends, workmates and neighbours for their love and support in the passing of Peter. Our very special thanks to Peter’s very special friends and mates who visited him in his home and spent many hours with him. To those who phoned, sent cards, flowers and baking, thank you very much, your thoughtfulness was very humbling. Special thanks to the Cancer Society and palliative care, Ward 1 Ashburton Hospital. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement as many addresses are unknown.

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6am Breakfast 9am The Chase 3 A quiz show where contestants must stay one step ahead. 0 10am Good Morning 11am Cowboy Builders 3 0 Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Debbie goes to a meeting at the hospital; Marlon is regretful; Declan instructs an uneasy Nicola. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me Australia PGR 3 2pm Four Weddings USA 3 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Masterchef Australia 3 Daniel, Kelty, Pip, and Lucy face a two-round elimination challenge set by chef Ian Curley. 0 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 F Dynamo – Magician Impossible 0 8:30 First Crossings Kevin and Jamie take on the Cook River Gorge as they retrace the footsteps of pioneer photographer Ebenezer Teichelmann in 1905. 0 9:30 Descent from Disaster PGR 0 10:30 One News Tonight 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Buzzy Bee And Friends 3 0 6:35 Tiki Tour 3 0 7am Fish Hooks 3 0 7:25 Rated A For Awesome 0 7:50 Generator Rex 3 0 8:15 Franklin 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Shortland Street PGR 3 0 11:30 Scrubs PGR 3 0 Noon The Secret Circle PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm My Kitchen Rules 3 0 3:10 Supernormal 3 0 3:20 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:30 The League Of Super Evil 0 4pm Kickin’ It 3 0 4:30 The Erin Simpson Show 4:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Hope And Faith 3 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 Dream Home Orange and Black must complete the entranceways, hallways and second lounges. 0 8:40 The Mentalist AO When a bank employee is murdered during a robbery, Patrick and the team must find the killer; Lisbon is pulled deeper into the CBI-FBI rivalry. 0 9:40 Body of Proof AO 0 10:40 Haven AO 0

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6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000. 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 2:05 Masterchef USA PGR 3 The search continues for America’s best amateur chef. 3pm Millionaire – Hot Seat 3 0 3:30 Getaway 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0

11pm F The Closer AO 0 Midnight The Big Gypsy Eviction AO 3 0 1:05 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:30 Infomercials 5:05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11:40 The Protector AO 12:40 Embarrassing Bodies AO 3 1:35 Infomercials 2:40 Private Practice AO 3 0 3:25 Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 4:15 Anderson Live PGR 3 5:05 The Erin Simpson Show 3 5:30 Infomercials

11:10 The Good Wife AO 3 0 12:10 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

11:25 Entertainment Tonight 11:50 Infomercials

11:55 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:50 Home Shopping 1:50 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2:20 Home Shopping

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Design Star Ten contestants battle it out to see if they have what it takes to be the next Design Star. 7:30 Trish’s Paris Kitchen 8am What’s Really In Our Food 8:30 Room Crashers 9am Coast PGR 10am Urban Secrets 11am Odd Folks Home 11:30 Secret Meat Business Noon House Crashers 12:30 James Nesbitt’s Ireland 1pm Martin Shaw Aviators Acclaimed actor Martin Shaw sets out to restore his treasured Stearman Two Six aircraft after it crashes. 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:30 Early Edition 3:30 The Stagers 4pm Heaven’s Kitchen 5pm Better Homes And Gardens 6pm What’s Really In Our Food 6:30 Yard Crashers 7pm Auction Hunters PG 7:30 Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses 8:30 Dream Build 9:30 Buying And Selling With The Property Brothers 10:30 The Strange Call AO 11pm Auction Hunters 11:30 Early Edition

WEDNESDAY

12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Better Homes And Gardens 2am Dream Build Australian homes that have pushed the design and budget. 3am Buying And Selling With The Property Brothers 4am The Strange Call AO 4:30 What’s Really In Our Food? 5am Heaven’s Kitchen

7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 60 Minutes 3 8:30 River Cottage – Three Go Mad Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall welcomes Robert Webb, Lee Mack, and Ruby Wax to River Cottage. 9:35 M Red Dawn PGR 1984 Action. A group of young people wage a guerrilla war against foreign invaders. Patrick Swayze, C Thomas Howell.

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 2 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 2 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Korero Mai 3 2 3pm Tatai Hono 3:30 Rolie Polie Olie 3 2 4pm Miharo 3 2 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu (Starting Today) 3

THE BOX 6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Hardcore Pawn PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 8:30 Cash Cab USA PG 8:55 24 MVLS 9:50 Law And Order MV 10:40 CSI – Miami MV 11:30 CSI – New York MV 12:20 SVU MV 1:15 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 2:35 Cash Cab USA PG 3:05 24 MVLS 4pm Hardcore Pawn PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Law And Order MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Hardcore Pawn PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 Falling Skies MV 9:30 SVU MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV

WEDNESDAY

12:30 24 MVLS 1:20 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 1:45 Cash Cab USA PG 2:10 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:05 Falling Skies MV 3:55 SVU MV 4:45 24 MVLS 5:35 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG

6am Golf – World Golf Championship (Highlights) Round Four. 7am Golf – Women’s British Open (Highlights) Round Four. 8am Surfing – US Open (Highlights) 9am Football – AFL (Replay) Collingwood v Essendon. Noon Motorsport – FIA World Rally Championship (Highlights) Finland, Day One. 12:30 Motorsport – FIA World Rally Championship (Highlights) Finland, Day Two. 1pm Cricket – International England v Australia – Third Test, Day Five. 3pm Motorsport – FIA World Rally Championship (Highlights) Finland. 4pm Arena Access 4:30 Motorsport – IndyCar Series (Replay) Honda Indy 200. 7:30 Red Bull Chronicles 8pm Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) Final – Chiefs v Brumbies. From Waikato Stadium, Hamilton. 8:30 L Re:Union 9:30 Rugby League – 40/20 10:30 Motorsport – IndyCar Series (Highlights) Honda Indy 200. From MidOhio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio. 11pm Golf Central Midnight Cricket – International 12:30 Motorsport – Nascar Sprint Cup Series 1:30 Motorsport – Nascar Nationwide Series 2:30 Motorcycling – Superbike World Championship 3am Motorsport – IndyCar Series 3:30 Rugby League – NRL 5:30 – IndyCar Series

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 7pm Te Kaea 2 7:30 Journey To The West 8:30 N Fire In Babylon PGR A mix of music, politics and sporting prowess, Stevan Riley’s documentary charts the rise of the West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 1980s. 10:10 John Safran’s Race Relations AO 10:40 Tagata Pasifika 11:10 Te Kaea 3 2 11:40 Closedown 3

DISCOVERY 6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Dirty Jobs PG 7:30 Sons Of Guns M 8:30 Deadliest Catch PG 9:30 Mythbusters PG 10:30 The Big Brain Theory PG 11:30 Mythbusters PG 12:30 Stalked – Someone’s Watching M 1pm I Was Murdered M 1:30 Deadly Devotion M 2:30 Auction Kings PG 3pm Auction Hunters PG 3:30 Sons Of Guns M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Backyard Oil PG 7pm Auction Kings PG 7:30 Man v Wild PG 8:30 Sons Of Guns M 9:30 Shadow Ops PG 10:30 Nightmare Next Door M 11:30 Fatal Encounters M

WEDNESDAY

12:30 Sons Of Guns M 1:30 Man v Wild PG 2:30 Sons Of Guns M 3:30 Shadow Ops PG 4:30 Man v Wild PG 5:30 Auction Kings PG

House Rules

Red Dawn

7:30pm on TV3

9:35pm on Prime

SKY MOVIES

MOVIES GREATS

6:30 Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow 2010 Drama. 8am Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark MV 2010 Horror. Katie Holmes. 9:40 The Debt 16VL 2010 Thriller. 11:35 Green Lantern MV 2011 Action. Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively. 1:30 Making Of Safe House MVL 1:50 Three Inches M 2011 Sci-fi. Noah Reid, James Marsters. 3:20 Demon Hunter MVLS 2005 Horror. Sean Patrick Flanery. 4:40 True Justice – Dark Vengeance MV 2011 Action. 6:10 J Edgar MVL 2011 Drama. Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer. 8:30 A Dark Truth 16V 2012 Action. Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria. 10:20 Cedar Rapids 16LS 2011 Comedy. Ed Helms. 11:50 True Justice 2 – One Shot One Life 16V 2012 Action.

WEDNESDAY

1:20 A Dark Truth 16V 2012 Action. Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria. 3:05 Cedar Rapids 16LS 2011 Comedy. Ed Helms. 4:30 Demon Hunter MVLS 2005 Horror. Sean Patrick Flanery. 5:50 True Justice – Dark Vengeance MV 2011 Action.

6:30 Ray MC 2004 Drama. 9am Spider-Man 3 MV 2007 Action. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst. 11:20 Garfield – A Tail Of Two Kitties 2006 Comedy. Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt. 12:40 Mad Max 18V 1979 Action. Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel. 2:15 Sleepy Hollow MC 1999 Horror. Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci. 4pm Broken Arrow MVL 1996 Action Adventure. John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis. 5:50 The Insider ML 1999 Drama. Russell Crowe, Al Pacino. 8:30 Lethal Weapon 3 MVL 1992 Action. Two mismatched Los Angeles policemen find themselves opposing a former police officer who has become a criminal. Mel Gibson, Danny Glover. 10:30 My Cousin Vinny PGL 1992 Comedy. Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio.

WEDNESDAY

12:30 Biography – Brad Pitt PG 2010 Documentary. 1:20 The Insider ML 1999 Drama. 3:55 Lethal Weapon 3 MVL 1992 Action. Mel Gibson, Danny Glover. 5:50 My Cousin Vinny PGL 1992 Comedy. Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio.

0 Closed captions; 3 Repeat; 2 Maori Language. RATINGS: 16 Approved for persons 16 years or over; 18 Approved for persons 18 years or over; AO Adults only; C Content may offend; L Language may offend; M Suitable for mature audiences; PG/PGR Parental guidance recommended for young viewers; S Sexual content may offend; V Contains violence. Local Radio: NewsTalk ZB 873AM/98.1FM FM Classic Hits ZEFM 92.5; Port FM Local 94.9, 98.9 and 106.1

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6am Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Final – Chiefs v Brumbies. From Waikato Stadium, Hamilton. 8:30 Cricket – International (Replay) England v Australia – Second Test, Day Five. 10:30 Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Titans v Wests Tigers. 12:30 Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Dragons v Bulldogs. From WIN Jubilee Oval in Carlton, NSW. 2:30 Monday Night With Matty Johns 3:30 Rugby League – Holden Cup (Replay) Warriors U20 v Sharks U20. From Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. 5:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Highlights) Final – Chiefs v Brumbies. 6pm Sky Sport – What’s On 6:30 Motorsport – FIA World Rally Championship (Highlights) Finland Event. From Jyvaskyla, Finland. 7:30 Surfing – ASP Men’s World Championship Tour (Highlights) Fiji Pro. From Keramas in Bali. 8pm Arena Access 8:30 Boxing – Fight Night Andre Berto v Jesus Soto Karass. 10:30 Judo – IJF Paris Grand Slam. From France. 11pm AFL Weekly (Highlights)

WEDNESDAY

Midnight Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (Highlights) London, Day One. 1am Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (Highlights) London, Day Two. 2am Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Knights v Broncos. 4am Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Panthers v Roosters. From Centrebet Stadium in Penrith, NSW.

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Kendall Sparrow and Greg Feutz (left) and Emma Sloss and Donna Brown take a break between rallies in their respective A grade semi-final matches at the Mid Canterbury Squash annual championships over the weekend. Feutz and Sloss went on to contest the finals; full story on page 20.

■ BOXING

‘Darkness and emptiness’ BY PATRICK MCKENDRY The fight against Russian Alexander Ustinov is probably David Tua’s last shot at the big time and he has been training like it - revealing yesterday that he has reached new levels of “darkness and emptiness” during his gruelling preparations. “There’s darkness and emptiness that I’ve never experienced

in my whole career and I’m quite humbled that I’ve experienced it this time,” Tua said. The 40-year-old has been under the direction of Lee Parore, the trainer who got him into career-best shape for his demolition of Shane Cameron in 2009. His conditioning dropped away once he parted ways with Parore - his wins over Friday Ahunanya and Demetrice King

counterbalanced by a draw and a loss to Monte Barrett - but now the link has been renewed Tua said he was in better shape than before the Cameron fight. “This is probably the hardest I’ve ever trained in my whole career. I’ve never experienced any pain like I’ve experienced on this camp. The training camp has been very, very ugly, but I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.”

Tua, who met Ustinov for the first time yesterday at a media conference in Auckland, was asked what Parore’s toughest direction had been. “Show up,” Tua replied. “I’m very happy that some of my team members and some of my close friends aren’t there to witness some of the training sessions. I never thought that I could breathe as many ways as

I did. When we used to hit the roads at 4 I’m sure the birds in the trees probably got sick and tired of me breathing so hard.” The Russian, who arrived on Friday and has yet to start training properly for the fight on August 31, will be a big test for Tua and not only because of his size. At 36, he has youth on his side, along with a very good record 28 wins and one loss. - APNZ

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