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The message was clear and the vibe was calm, but the faces behind the placards have reached the end of their tether over what is being dubbed “Novopain”. Mid Canterbury principals, teachers and support staff protested outside Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew’s empty electorate office on Harrison Street about 8am yesterday, fed up with six months of payroll blunders. Signs reading; “Novopay = no pay” and “More Novopain victims” were held above heads, as passing motorists tooted their horns in support of the nationwide New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) protest. About 25 Mid Canterbury school staff signed an NZEI petition and celebrated as horns tooted through the roadworks in Allenton, but the frustration and pain of Novopay in Mid Canterbury schools continues to boil. “The numbers here shows how annoyed schools are with Novopay ... It’s actually a sign of the whole decision-making process the Ministry of Education are going through, they’re talking about charter schools, performance pay and of course Novopay has been ongoing,” Mid Canterbury NZEI Branch vice-president Janine Barker said. Rakaia School principal Mark Ellis said it was time schools’ voices were heard. “It’s a Tuesday morning and we’re here. That’s the thing about teachers, they carry on and do their jobs while putting up with this,” he said. The NZEI union, which represents primary and intermediate schools, held the protest outside National MP offices throughout New Zealand after recent meetings with the ministry failed to

The big question in Sam Orr’s mind is whether to be an All Black or a Black Cap? But today the Allenton School youngster’s future career path is set to be swayed as he walks on to Dunedin’s University Oval with his idol Brendon McCallum and English skipper Alastair Cook for the first cricket test between the two sides. Sam, 7, was the lucky winner of an ANZ competition his dad entered him in while he was looking to secure funding grants for his own Lauriston cricket team online. Last week, Sam’s parents Heather and Richard found out their son would be walking out to do the toss with the two captains, but yesterday at Allenton School their son was sprung by ANZ staff, unaware he was the lucky winner. “I love cricket so much, it’s about even with rugby,” he said. Sam went on to say it was still up in the air as to what sport he would represent his country at. But the Allenton left-arm spin bowler hopes he will be the good luck charm when the Black Caps throw the toss at the ground where they have never lost a test match. The Allenton pupil is a selfproclaimed cricket fanatic, highlighted by the eagerness to answer any questions fired at his classroom by ANZ staff. “He’s pretty stoked, he absolutely loves cricket, and he’s pretty switched on about it too,” father Richard said before the family headed south last night. Sam and his parents will watch the test from the University Oval grandstand, starting at 10.30am.


Ashburton siblings Chloe, 4, (left) and Tamati, 3, Graham in protest of the Novopay system which has affected Allenton School where their mother Amanda works. bring change. The union wants the Government to agree to a package of support measures for schools, and to ensure there are sufficient staffing levels at Novopay and the Ministry of Education Although Mrs Goodhew’s office was closed during the protest, Tinwald School principal Peter Livingstone said her door was open to hear concerns but there had been little to no improvement. “But my view is it shouldn’t have to be this way, the fact that we have a local MP involved shows the system is failing,” Mr Livingstone said. Allenton School staff featured in high numbers, making the short trip across the road. Principal Graham Smith said one staff member at his school

had pay troubles dating back to December 6 that had just been rectified while another teacher had her Domestic Purposes Benefit reduced because she was overpaid. Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew said the Government was working to fix the bug-riddled Novopay system, pointing out 78 bugs were sorted last week with a further 150 still to be fixed. She understood why schools rallied outside her offices. “I think this is a sign of great frustration on their part and I understand why they are frustrated, having spoken to many teachers and principals about Novopay,” she said. Novopay Minister Stephen Joyce said there were more “villains” involved with Novopay than just the National Government.

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Two Ashburton police officers will remain behind the desk, filing paperwork and carrying out administration duties until they pass a routine fitness test. Under sweeping changes to the New Zealand police force, officers that do not hold a PCT certificate are no longer authorised to interact on the frontline or deal with the public. In Mid-South Canterbury, a total of five officers are in that category due to injury. Two of those are from Ashburton – both key frontline staff. Last week, police deputy commissioner Mike Bush announced the major shake-up in the force, immediately removing unfit front-

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line officers from the beat. All constables, sergeants and senior sergeants are now required to pass a physical competency test which includes dragging a body 7.5m, jumping through a window, running 200m and climbing over a high obstacle wall.

One was suffering from a longterm injury, while the other was unwell at present. “Until they pass then they will have to sit in the office and complete the paperwork. We can’t deploy them on the frontline until they have their PCT,” Inspector Gaskin said. “If they pass the test then all is well and good, but if they don’t, then we will have to weigh up where their role is best suited at the station.” All Mid-South Canterbury rural police hold a current PCT, in conjunction with 95 per cent of the police force nationwide. On average, about 360 staff around the country currently did not hold a current PCT and will have to be reassessed under the new policy.

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Mid-South area commander Inspector Dave Gaskin said some staff members were unable to take or pass the test in the area, due to a medical illness or injury. “It’s like anything really, police officers can still be at risk of injury in their jobs,” Inspector Gaskin said. “At times it’s a very physical job and all staff need to be at a level of fitness to be effective. Those who don’t have a PCT will receive extra support and training to gain one, where possible. “Fitness is a vital part of the police force and we can’t underestimate that,” he said. Inspector Gaskin said the two Ashburton staff members would be reassessed when they are physically able to carry out the fitness test.


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CAMPBELL, Louise Anne (nee McDonnell) – Passed away suddenly on March 4, 2013. Aged 73 years. Wife and best friend of Peter for 49½ years. Loved mother and mother in law of John and Lorraine, Anne (Susie) and Marty, Helene and Steve, Stephen and Rachel. Dearly loved nana and best friend of Kade and Keone, Nick, Sarah, Lily and Sharmyn, and Ellen, Megan and Sophie. Messages to the Campbell Family, c/- P.O. Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Louise’s funeral will be held in Our Chapel, cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on THURSDAY March 7, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton REEVES, Cecil Henry – On March 4, 2013, in St Allisa’s Rest Home, Christchurch, in his 90th year. Dearly loved husband of his recently deceased and most treasured wife Jean, for 64 years. Much loved father of Tony and Teresa, Murray and Judy, Robin and Susan, Virginia (Ginny) and Dave. Loved grandad of Mike, Andrea, Scott, Karina, Kylie, Shane, Brodie, Mark, and Aaron. Proud great grandad to Chloe, Millie, Maddox, Harper, Tayla, and Kobe. Messages for the Reeves family C/- Academy Funeral Services, PO Box 111 01, Christchurch 8443. Donations would be appreciated for the S.P.C.A. and can be made in Cecil’s memory at the service. The funeral service will be held in Academy Funeral Services Chapel, 65 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch on THURSDAY, March 7 at 11:00am. Private cremation thereafter. Academy Funeral Services FDANZ Ph 03 343 0919 CHRISTCHURCH Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

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TV show draws 9.2m US viewers By Coen Lammers The Amazing Race featuring the Rakaia Gorge and Mt Hutt was the top rating show on American television on Sunday night. The award winning show screened in the prime-time slot in the United States and drew 9.2 million viewers. The programme, which was filmed in Mid Canterbury in November, beat other prime-time shows like The Good Wife, Celebrity Apprentice and The Mentalist in the ratings game. The episode shows the competitors race from Christchurch Airport to the foothills around the Rakaia Gorge, where they are shown in jetboats, fishing, rally-driving and running through paddocks in a shemozzle obstacle course. Especially the aerial shots in the show speak for themselves and will no doubt have made an impression on the American viewers. One contestant even commented on the colour of the beautiful scenery, not realising that gorse is considered a pest in these parts. The reviews on American television websites all seem to be pleased that the show came back to the home country of host Phil Keoghan but seemed a bit disappointed with the challenges the competitors had to complete. Review website TVequals. com mentioned a host of adventure activities that New Zealand is

famous for and was not impressed with the choice of fishing or rally driving. The reviewer was also confused by the shemozzle challenge. “For an unknown reason, a shepherd dog would run alongside the racers. It made no sense.” The show’s Facebook page on the other hand had hundreds of raving comments, many of which were enthusiastic about New Zealand. One viewer even commented about the gorse while ex-pat Cantabrians were excited to see the Rakaia Gorge and hear the Kiwi accents. Unfortunately New Zealand viewers will not be able to see this episode in series 22 for some time as TV2 is only up to series 18. For those who can’t wait, several American websites follow the race closely and can fill you in on the action and some even give you a glimpse of the local episodes. When the show finally airs, many in the district may recognise a few of the faces popping up as several locals participated in the making of the programme. The Mid Canterbury section actually did not finish in Monday’s episode as most teams were still competing when the show finished. This means the Mt Hutt station, Terrace Downs and the local backdrop will again feature on American television screens as the teams make their way to the next pit stop.

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

• Erratic driving The Ashburton Police stopped a vehicle on Wellington Street after reports of erratic driving in the area, about 8pm on Monday. Police officers pulled the car over and issued the driver with infringement notices.

• False alarm The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade was called out to a vegetation fire in Wakanui yesterday, which proved to be a false alarm. The fire crew returned to the station immediately after arriving at the scene.

• Lengthy scrub fire Rotorua firefighters spent more than five hours putting out a scrub fire, which could have been caused by a cigarette butt. Rotorua Fire Service senior station officer Joe Pope said crews were called out to Ngakuru about 1.30am yesterday morning. Crews spent about five and a half hours battling the scrub fire in a roadside verge. -APNZ

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School accessway raises safety fears Fire family By Sue Newman A newly created access way into Methven Primary School has become a potential accident site, Methven Community board members say. A second access to the school was to provide a safer passage for children into the school grounds, but it has become so well used that it is raising concerns over pedestrian safety, said board member Anna Johnson.

When the access was put into the school it was not designated as a road but the board now wants this designation to be put in place because of the high volume of heavy trucks using the Methven Chertsey Road. “Kids are coming in an out at all different places and it needs to be looked at. I believe a lot of the truck drivers are also concerned,” she said. As well as using the second entrance when they arrived and left school, students also used it

to cross over to sports grounds in the Methven Domain. The Methven Chertsey Road is also likely to used as the accessway into Methven’s planned hot pools complex. Mrs Johnson believes that as well as becoming a road, a pedestrian crossing needs to be installed and that a give way sign should be installed at the Mackie Street junction with the Methven Chertsey Road to slow trucks. “Putting a crossing in will give kids a visual point where they can

cross rather than crossing all over the road.” To progress the change of status for the school’s accessway, district councillor Martin Norqvist said the board should ask the Ashburton District Council to undertake the designation. “I don’t want to come back in 12 months and ask why we didn’t have this done. We need to have this put in the council’s works programme. We should be strong enough to request a designation of this as a road.”

Jess leaves nothing to chance By Myles Hume

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With her boss hanging over one shoulder and her flatmate over the other as she whizzes up three quality brews, Jess Halliday believes her rigorous preparation will be enough when she enters a cauldron of pressure tomorrow. The Ashburton barista is the sole representative from Mid Canterbury to enter the Huhtamaki New Zealand Barista Championships starting in Wellington tomorrow, and has been putting all the steps in place to ensure her position as one of the contenders for the title. While others put their feet up after a long day’s work at Ashburton Columbus Café, Ms Halliday has spent hours behind the coffee machine, perfecting her espresso, cappuccino and signature drink. But she has not been alone, fellow workers have travelled the journey with her. Her boss Nigel Heney and chef Jenn O’Keeffe, who is also her flatmate, have cast their critical eyes over her dress rehearsals, feeding advice as she perfects her run into the championships where she will be up against 35 NZMMMA Member

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DNA test may be required A DNA test might be needed to confirm the identify of an elderly woman killed in a Wellington house fire on Monday. The woman was trapped when a blaze ripped through the house in suburban Karori she shared with her husband about 11.30am. Police hope a post-mortem examination today will confirm her identity but spokesman Nick Bohm said DNA testing may be required. Detective Senior Sergeant Donna Howard said police were hoping to

complete a scene examination at the property yesterday, but preliminary indications were that the fire was not suspicious. Karori fire station officer Nic Bush praised the actions of locals who tried to enter the house. “Their efforts with garden hoses helped prevent the fire from spreading to a neighbouring house. The house itself was so well involved that it required firefighters with five fire hoses to douse the fire and search the building,” he said. - APNZ

LEFT: Ashburton barista Jess Halliday (front) has her colleagues (from left) Serena Allington, Nigel Heney, Jenn O’Keeffe, Susan Peattie and Brittney Hooper right behind her as she heads to the Huhtamaki New Zealand Barista Championships.


top baristas. “I’ve definitely got the support on board, there’s a lot coming from the community too, lots of people have been wishing me luck,” Ms Halliday said. A recent rip to Auckland to Bell Tea and Coffee to visit hot drink guru Stuart Hargie also taught her the intricacies of cupping and roasting, but for Ms Halliday “there’s never enough preparation”. It’s those experiences the 25-year-old hopes will catapult her from tomorrow’s heats into the semi-final stage on Friday, where she will have to make her three drinks within 15 minutes while commentating and comforting the judges. “All things going well, I think my chances of doing well are pretty high, my coffee is sitting well at the moment and is exactly where I want it to be and I think my signature drink (Raspberry Reduction) is coming along,” she said. Her boss Nigel Heney said the café was proud of their coffee enthusiast, who was that passionate that she had coffee beans tattooed on one leg and a coffee filter on the other. Not to mention a trip to Ethiopia to grasp a better understanding of coffee. “It’s great to see her going to that effort, for us it shows how much she cares about what she is putting in a cup,” Mr Heney said. Ms Halliday will compete in the heats about 1pm tomorrow. by David Fletcher

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The Methven family who lost their home in a house fire are doing “just fine”, according to the fire investigator in charge of the scene. The Darts Road property in Methven received significant smoke damage on Sunday night and is unlikely to be repaired. The Guardian understands the family was returning from Christchurch when the fire started about 5.30pm and the house was vacant. Fire risk management officer Shane O’Brien, of Christchurch, said he has spoken to the family since the fire and confirmed they were all doing well, given the circumstances. “They have plenty of support from the community and I’m sure that will be the case for a while yet as they work through the processes in the aftermath of a fire like this,” Mr O’Brien said. “It’s not nice and there is never a good time for this to happen, but the family had somewhere else to go and the fire could have been a lot worse, as well as the outcome.” Mr O’Brien carried out his investigation on Monday and deemed the fire cause to be an electrical fault. He was confident there was no suspicion surrounding the fire and believes the fire may have started in the porch area, near the kitchen. “I’m not certain as to what exactly may have started the fire, but the house was dry timber so the fire has spread through the roof quite quickly. “There is extensive damage to the roof and quite a bit of water damage too, so the house has taken quite a hit from this,” Mr O’Brien said. The family were unavailable for comment yesterday.

Ruapehu’s unrest continues, despite temperatures deep beneath the crater lake declining. GNS Science says monitoring of the Ruapehu crater lake has shown temperatures at depth have started to decline but the crater lake temperature remains static at 22-25°C. This indicates a partial blockage between the deeper hydrothermal system and the crater lake remains. - APNZ

• Arson charge A man has been charged with arson after a fierce blaze destroyed two houses at Blacks Point, near Reefton, early on Friday morning. Detective constable Michele Bloom, of Greymouth CIB, said a man in his 40s made a brief appearance in the Greymouth District Court, charged with intentionally lighting the fire. - APNZ

• Quake stressed People who live through stressful events, such as major earthquakes, experience increased anxiety and depression that can slow their return to work, a new study has found. The research by University of Canterbury psychology experts may have found significant implications for assessments of work readiness. -APNZ

• $12 tip earns $13k An 18-year-old bar worker sacked for taking $12 of unclaimed pokie machine winnings as a tip has been awarded more than $13,000 compensation for being unfairly dismissed. The teenager, Jamie Gwen Hammond, was awarded the compensation after the Employment Relations Authority found a former manager at the Grosvenor Hotel in Timaru had trained Ms Hammond to take any pokie machine winnings that were unclaimed. - APNZ

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Part of our past preserved By Michelle Nelson An important piece of Ashburton’s history will be protected, following the gift of a piece of land owned by the Chinese community. Ashburton District Council will take over the control and management of the five acre block, formerly a market garden, but it will remain in the name of the Ng King family. Ashburton District Council mayor Angus McKay and property manager John Rooney joined members of the Ng King family at the Allens Road property yesterday to recognise the occasion. Local entity Yep Ng, who helped orchestrate the deal, had many tales to tell of life at the former market garden, which was home to up to 80 people in its heyday. Mr Ng’s grandfather Young Ng left Seeyip, in southern China, accompanied by four of his brothers and three cousins, bound for a new life in New Zealand early in the 20th century. Landing first in Gore, some of the family moved to Washdyke, then onto Ashburton. In each place they established market gardens. Back in 1921, the elders of the community could not foresee a time when life would cease to revolve around family and family enterprise, or a world where their descendants would seek new opportunities elsewhere. The need to divide the block of land was inconceivable – as was the land tenure problem their traditional rationale would create. The land was left in one parcel, once owned by the men in the original partnership, is now owned by their many children, one of whom is Mr Ng, and in some cases their grandchildren. When the market garden closed in 1961 the rurally-zoned land was of little value, and remained a wilderness until the town boundary moved north to encompass it. However the multiple ownership status of the block made it impossible to sell. While the family was able to trace all the descendants, that didn’t solve the issue of disbursement of funds – in other words, who was entitled to what? After years of negotiation, Mr Ng and his family have entered into an agreement with the council, where the council will take over the management of the land at no cost, but the titles will remain with the families concerned. The council plans to restore and preserve the historical buildings, and in particular a unique outdoor oven, which was at the centre of Chinese gatherings

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• Blackmail plea Former Wellington accountant Graham McCready has admitted to one charge of blackmail. McCready pleaded guilty in the High Court at Wellington, avoiding the need for a trial later in the year. He had attempted to blackmail a director of a Wellington business. The complainant’s name and details about the business have been suppressed. McCready will be sentenced on Friday. -APNZ

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Ashburton Mayor Angus McKay (left) and Yep Ng at the historic market garden site yesterday. INSET: Once the homes of the district’s early market gardeners, these buildings are tagged for restoration. for many years. “We have the opportunity to tap into the knowledge of people who remember the area in its heyday, and it’s very important to recognise the contribution the Chinese

community made to the district,” Mr McKay said. “The rest of the area will be tidied up for a recreational area,” Mr Rooney said. Restoration of the area will be an ongo-

ing project, as resources permit. The council will also be seeking assistance from other agencies to protect the heritage value of the buildings. “We hope to develop the area so that

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Fed up with overflowing rubbish bins Rokeby farmer committed By Sue Newman Methven residents are fed up with seeing their townscape marred by overflowing rubbish bins. At Monday’s Methven Community Board meeting, board members said they constantly fielded complaints from people concerned that their village looked like a tip after contractors failed to meet their requirements to empty bins on a regular basis. In the summer the village’s rubbish bins are supposed to be emptied on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and every day in the winter. When the board complained, the answer

that came back from the contractor was that there had been a change of personnel on the rubbish truck. There might have been a change of personnel, but that hadn’t resulted in a change of service said board chair Liz McMillan. “Personnel is their issue; our issue is they need to pull their socks up. There are usually three or four key bins overflowing and that’s not a good look on a Sunday afternoon when we have a lot of visitors in town.” The contractor had suggested that Methven needed a seven-day service year round, but if they couldn’t satisfactorily commit to three days in the summer then they would never do seven, board member Dan McLaughlin said. If the board was having trouble convinc-

ing contractor Prestons that its staff were not meeting their contractural obligations it might be necessary to take photos of overflowing bins with times and dates to convince them, David Wilson said. Mayor Angus McKay offered the council’s assistance in taking a tough line over the rubbish issue. The council was in the early stages of its annual plan discussions where it allocated spending for the coming year, and if the board wanted to see a change in the contract they needed to let the council know, he said. “If you want action, if you want the contract looked at, if you’re determined, then we’re likely to act if you give us some direction.”


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Census to have a lasting impact on our lives Y

ou may not have realised it but yesterday’s census was one of the most important days in the Ashburton District this year. Many of us will find the census process a waste of time and a chore we would rather not want to be lumped with, but it is the result of the anonymous lifestyle we have developed. Most countries will have some sort of census but in many developed countries the counting of its people and what it represents, is not as vital as it is in New Zealand.

OUR VIEW In many developed countries each citizen has to register with the local authority to be able to rent or buy a property, or enrol in a school, so those countries will always have a rough idea how many people live in their towns. In New Zealand, however, we can move around the country without anyone telling us what to do or where to register. It gives everyone a real sense of freedom, but it makes it

tough for the national and local authorities trying to plan for our needs. In the last census in 2006 Mid Canterbury counted 27,372 souls but that population has since exploded. The increase will be further exacerbated by the Canterbury earthquakes that forced the 2011 census to be delayed. The earthquake has triggered a population shift but how many families ended up in Ashburton

huge changes in the district and council and many others will be eager to find out what our community looks like these days. Census collectors have already found out that many farms have changed their use and have more dwellings on them than before. The census area manager told the Guardian that more forms had to be sent down to Mid Canterbury after the initial 30,600 forms ran out. Last year, the district’s population was estimated at 30,600 but some think that it

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remains a bit of a guess. The economic boom within Mid Canterbury has also attracted a huge number of people from around the world to take up the growing number of jobs on offer. The seven-year gap has seen

may be getting close to 32,000. Aside from the overall number of residents, their backgrounds will also be of vital importance to those planning our buildings, or the funding and staffing for different areas and organisations. Statistics New Zealand will spend years poring over our forms, working out how old we all are, where we have come from and what is important in our lives. The census will tell us exactly how many nationalities live in Ashburton and how large each

group is. It will also reveal our ages, how much money we make and whether we are religious. Based on this information, the authorities will build new facilities, or decide not to, expand schools, or close them down and make other farreaching decisions. So we may not like the hassle of the forms, but it was definitely worth our while. You may not have been interested in the census, but the forms could have a lasting impact on all of our lives.

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YOUR VIEW Gun threat I must take exception to your presentation reporting the incident of the person with a gun at a late night incident outside a bar in Allenton. It was presented much as a comment on a Wild West movie scene. Obviously the man lived in close proximity to one of the bars in the area and that point should have been clarified by your reporter with him being given an opportunity to give some background, for example just how often this drunken behaviour occurs and paint a picture of the late night drink inspired noise which no doubt is a regular occurrence. Did he as claimed “pull a gun” or when he decided to go outside to complain and even ask for some consideration did he grab the weapon from inside to maybe brandish only if the offensive party were out of control. I  really feel your staff should have more carefully checked the facts rather than present an emotive good copy type account. One fact emerges is by their own admission the street mob were aware that to quote “we were making a little bit of noise, probably enough to wake some

people” but then claim indignation that a single male comes out to ask them to quieten down, with the gun carried firstly for protection if necessary and perhaps for emphasis the emotive claims of the accusers is rather misguided. M. N. Richards




So! A shoot-out at the OK Corral in Allenton on Saturday night taught a few lessons eh? The hole in the wall gang were just having fun yahooing fit to raise the dead in the middle of the road after midnight and got accosted by a gun toting pseudo US Marshal. Richard Cranium the spokesperson for the gang of desperado’s says that the big lesson he learned was that he should have called for the Feds earlier. I put it that the BIG lesson Richard C. “SHOULD” have learned is that his right to a good time on legal drugs (alcohol) does not over-ride the rights of his fellow citizens to a decent night’s sleep. John Taylor

Novopay woes It is clear that there are serious

problems with the Novopay system, and it is equally clear that this is recognised by the government and they have a focused and prioritised approach to dealing with it, including regular meetings with teachers unions to ensure they remain informed and consulted. No one could accuse the government of burying their heads in the sand on this issue. In this context the current round of organised protest, using Novopay as a pretext, does not come across as a genuine desire to prompt action, it is clear the government is acting with all speed possible. Rather, the activity has the hallmarks of an organised political attack on what is seen by the union movement as a soft target. After all, who would not sympathise with teachers not being paid? Apart from trying to undermine support for a National government, what is the point to these protests? Do the activists imagine that solutions to a problem this serious simply can be pulled out of thin air? Whilst it is a regrettable position to be in, a genuine response would be to continue with con-

sultation and try to get thing solved. Milking the sad affair for political gain is nothing short of reprehensible, and is an insult to the teachers who haven’t been paid, whether they themselves recognise that fact or not. Peter Tashkoff

Roadside car sales Get with it council. A lot of towns have a spot for weekend car markets. Stop all this silly nonsense. How about the rail yards, drive in, peruse, drive out. No probs. Bev (Text message)

Power wastage I know one reason for power prices to increase. My sister’s abandoned house in the red zone in Chch didn’t have power turned off until more homes were abandoned as it was a big job. Needless to say squatters had hot showers and nearly new convection cook top, oven and dishwasher to use at their leisure. Rosemary (Text message)

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Lesley Longstone said she would not confirm or deny whether Ms Longstone had been paid $50,000 to relocate to New Zealand, or if it would be paid back due to her early departure from her contract. Ms Longstone’s payout is comparatively high. Former Work and Income chief executive Janet Grossman, who similarly returned suddenly to Britain after only 11 months in the job, was paid $97,000. Ms Grossman also received a one-off payment of $50,000 to relocate to New Zealand. Labour and the Greens have slammed the payout. Labour’s education spokesman Chris Hipkins said the payout was outrageous. “In reality, Lesley Longstone took the fall for Hekia Parata’s incompetence, and National’s unpopular policies. Taxpayers are paying a hefty price, just so that National had someone else to blame for the Government’s stuff-ups in education. “The Government claims the relationship between Lesley Longstone and Hekia Parata had broken down. Well, $425,000 dollars would have paid for a hell of a lot of relationship counselling”. Greens’ co-leader Metiria Turei said the payout was s result of Ms Parata’s inability to manage her education portfolio. “Rather than let her work out her notice, which the State Services Commissioner said would have been normal, Hekia Parata’s relationship with Ms Longstone was so dysfunctional that she had to be shown the door immediately, making the exit payment much higher than it should have been.” - APNZ

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Former Education Secretary Lesley Longstone has received a hefty payout worth the equivalent of an extra $1640 for each day she spent in the role before she resigned. State Services Commission Iain Rennie announced yesterday Ms Longstone received more than $425,000 for her early departure from the role. He said she received $267,953 before tax in severance pay - the equivalent of six months remuneration. She also received $157,523 in outstanding holiday pay and payment in lieu of notice. “While notice would usually have been worked out, the desirability of a timely leadership transition led the parties to agree that a payment in lieu of notice was appropriate,” Mr Rennie said. Ms Longstone began a five-year contact in November 2011, and left the role 15 months later on February 8 this year. Her resignation was announced by Mr Rennie on December 20 last year. He said they had reached a mutual agreement that she should resign, and he noted a strained relationship with Education Minister Hekia Parata. Ms Longstone’s resignation came after the ministry came under fire for Christchurch school closures, the botched Novopay teacher payment system, charter schools, closing residential schools and releasing national standards data. Her payout, announced yesterday, came on the same day members of the New Zealand Educational Institute, representing primary and intermediate teachers, protested outside the electorate offices of 35 National MPs over Novopay. Mr Rennie said the troubles in education were the “tipping point” in an already strained relationship between Ms Longstone and Ms Parata. The education minister would not comment yesterday on Ms Longstone’s payout. In a two-line statement she said it was an employment issue and therefore a matter for the State Services Commission. “I have acknowledged Ms Longstone’s efforts and I wish her well.” A spokeswoman for Mr Rennie

Neighbours say the discovery of premature twin babies’ bodies in the Eastern Bay of Plenty is unlikely to prove sinister. Police were called to a Matata home in Pioneer Place on Friday afternoon after the two tiny bodies were found. Detectives are now relying on medical experts to reveal more details about how and when the babies died. It is unknown at this stage whether the babies died after birth or were still-born. Their genders have also not been revealed. A still-born child means a dead foetus that either weighed 400 grams or more when it was delivered or was delivered after the 20th week of pregnancy. In a statement, Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Standen said an investigation was under way. “It is a sensitive situation which

is understandably distressing for the family involved and support has been put in place for the family,” Mr Standen said. “An investigation is underway to establish the cause of death, which will include a post mortem and liaison with a number of medical experts. That process may take some time and until it is complete we do not feel it would be appropriate to comment further or to speculate on the outcome.” A person from the close-knit Matata community said she understood a family with teenage children lived at the house. She said the word within Matata was that there was believed to be nothing sinister in the discovery of the bodies. Other neighbours in the area did not want to talk to The Daily Post when approached for comment. - APNZ

The Government will declare Hawke’s Bay a drought region this morning avoiding a repeat of some of the big-dry devastation of the past. The Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy will make the announcement from Latin America where he is on a trade mission with the Prime Minister John Key, Hawke’s Bay Today understands. Mr Guy was kept up to date with Hawke’s Bay primary industry and council representatives which decided to ask the government for the declaration at a meeting in Napier yesterday. The declaration is expected to involve tax breaks for farmers selling breeding stock this financial year and access to bank drought zone packages which will include overdraft options. A Hawke’s Bay Drought Committee will be formed to moni-

tor the weather, the state of livestock, stock food supplies and the moral of farmers. The meeting in Napier yesterday was told the Bay was enduring its driest six-month period in 50 years. Regional council chairman, Northern Hawke’s Bay farmer and meeting host Fenton Wilson said while the situation had been monitored for “some weeks,” it was in the last fortnight that the dry situation had started to bite. “There is no sign of rain relief in the near future,” he said, acknowledging farmers had not yet seen the worst and most are coping “By requesting a drought declaration, various assistance provisions can be triggered for farmers facing more severe hardship,” he said. Federated Farmers national president and Te Pohue sheep and cattle farmer Bruce Wills, who was at the meeting with other rural sector and local council representatives and Ministry of Primary Industries staff, hopes its a “response” rather

than a “recovery”. “Hawke’s Bay is accustomed to this type of event, so most farmers have planned and are getting-on reasonably well,” he said. “North of Napier is probably OK, but south of Napier is pretty serious.” That’s highlighted by long-range forecasts, which predict some rain north of Napier as early as the weekend. In his own situation, he’s put in more than 70 dams on his property over the past five years. “I’m a big fan of storage,” he said, noting more rain was recorded on his property last year than in any other year since the 1950s. “We get plenty of rain, but it comes at the wrong times.” There is particular concern about farmers’ stress levels with worries about what may be ahead, including whether these is sufficient feed for wintering stock, in the unusual situation of a much wider spread drought. Affecting much of the North Island, it means less capability for one area to help another out, as

happens with more localised rural adversities. Mr Wills said stress and worry could lead to poor decisions by farmers, whose welfare is is being monitored by the East Coast Rural Support Trust. Ironically, the meeting was scheduled for a day which produced the first rain in much of Hawke’s Bay for a month. At Te Pohue, Mr Wills recorded 8mm, after waking in the middle of the night, disbelievingly hearing the sound of the respite, and racing outside to make sure. It wasn’t enough, but Hawke’s Bay doesn’t need huge downpours, such as those of Cyclone Bola, a disastrous drought-breaker where the first rain also fell on March 5 25 years ago. “We need gentle rain, over a few days, and 3 to 4 days of a gentle easterly,” he said. A drought was declared in Northland last week, and it is expected the same will be announced for Waikato this week. - APNZ

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Fiji torture claims get inquiry response By Rebecca Quilliam Fiji police say they will investigate a “shocking” video posted on the internet, which appears to show men being beaten and tortured in Fiji. The brutal, nine-minute-long video shows one man handcuffed in the back of a ute being beaten with rods, while another man is on the ground being tugged at by a dog. Human rights groups have accused the Fiji military of carrying out the assaults on the men. Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri, speaking on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, said a thorough investigation to establish the circumstances of the incident has been ordered. “We want to stress from the outset that no-one should prejudice this investigation by speculating on what happened. We need to formally establish the precise facts and we are determined to do so,” Fijilive reported him as saying. He said some of the international reporting on the incident was incorrect. “We know that the men who appear in this video are not prisoners who escaped from Naboro last year. We have already established this,” he said. Mr Sokomuri said the procedure of investigation police would follow was similar to those followed when complaints had been lodged against police officers in other jurisdictions such as Australia, South Africa, USA and New Zealand. He said they were not prepared to speculate on the identities of those involved, so as not to prejudice the investigation. The video has appalled human rights activists here, who are calling on the Government to lean on the interim Fiji Government to take action over the video. Human rights campaigner and lawyer Peter Williams QC, said New Zealand aid could be with-

held from Fiji if no charges were brought against the perpetrators of the alleged torture and beatings. “I think we’re waiting in New Zealand to see what the authorities are going to do about it. If no charges are brought then I think the New Zealand Government should bring some pressure on the dictatorship over there, the military government, to do something about it.” The video showed “shocking brutality”, Mr Williams said. “The government over there, the police force, the military, they’ve got to do something about it otherwise the reputation of Fiji will go down like a piece of lead through water.” Amnesty International was also investigating the video. Its executive director Grant Bayldon said they have a team in London working on verifying the video. “This appalling incident appears to be the latest example of abuse by the military. The Fijian authorities must treat this shocking footage with the utmost seriousness and immediately initiate an independent investigation,” said Mr Bayldon. “While the video is still to be verified, what is clear is that torture is unacceptable under any circumstances and those responsible must be brought to justice.” Mr Bayldon said the humiliation of the men, and their injuries, were “very serious”. “Forced to undress and harassed by a dog, as men nearby laugh, it is difficult to watch. The subsequent brutal beating with batons is harrowing. It is torture.” The video showed the beatings being administered by plainclothed men speaking Bauan - a Fijian dialect. It was thought the footage was from an incident last year where five prison escapees were apparently assaulted by the military when the inmates were eventually recaptured. - apnz

Truancy charge frustrates By Trevor Quinn

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For dahlia grower Jeanette Cuthbertson 2013 has been an incredible year, scooping up awards left, right and centre for her blooms.

Top award the icing on the cake By Sue Newman When it comes to dahlias, for Jeanette Cuthbertson, 2013 has been a record breaker. The Hinds grower scooped the pool at the South Island National Dahlia show last month and backed that up last weekend by scoring another string of successes at the combined Christchurch and Ashburton show. And no one was more surprised than Mrs Cuthbertson when she discovered she’d won the coveted champion of champion award at the South Island show

in Ashburton with her small lavender and white decorative dahlia Rycroft Brenda T. “When I walked into the hall and saw all the amazing blooms I didn’t think I had a show,” she said. If she had any of her entries tagged as a potential winner it was a vase that never made the premier table. “That just shows how my judging is way out,” she said. Mrs Cuthbertson had an almost clean sweep when it came to judging the best of the best with seven of her entries making it onto the champion of champi-

ons table. And last weekend at the combined Christchurch show another of her lavender dahlias, Sarah’s Elma won the championship title. She added to this by taking the championship vase title too. “It must be our year, our time. This is the best we’ve ever done and Mid Canterbury hasn’t won a champion of champions at the South Island show since Graeme Gunn won in 1962.” She might be number one amongst New Zealand’s dahlia growers at the moment, but that doesn’t mean she’s taking it easy. Yesterday she opened her garden

Bid to beat breath test fails miserably By Amie Hickland The “Lynx effect” had an unintended consequence for a teen driver who tried to beat a breath test. The 17-year-old washed out his mouth with Lynx deodorant to cover up alcohol on his breath after drinking beer on Saturday night. Masterton police Senior Sergeant Warwick Burr said the teen was stopped for a random breath test in Lincoln Rd, Masterton, about 11.40pm. He blew more than 400mcg of alco-

hol per litre of breath. The youth limit, for drivers under 20 is 150mcg per litre of breath. The youth claimed he had two beers at lunchtime, but later admitted it had only been about an hour before driving. To cover up the alcohol, he had sprayed Lynx - an alcohol-based deodorant - into a cup and used it as a mouth wash. He was taken back to the station for a breath test, and after being given the chance to wash out his mouth, his breath alcohol had dropped to 150mcg. He was fined $200. - APNZ

for a community group tour and today she’ll be back in the garden picking fresh blooms to send to the Ellerslie Flower Show. When Ellerslie opened, among the displays were creative works featuring white, pink and lavender dahlias from her garden and those displays will be refreshed with freshly cut flowers midweek. And when that’s over and the first frosts come, Mrs Cuthbertson and husband John will be hard at work, cutting their hundreds of plants back and eventually lifting, dividing and storing tubers ready for replanting next year.

A Masterton father accused of failing to ensure his 15 year-old daughter attended school says his family has been put through hell. Truancy charges against the parents of the Kuranui College student were dropped in Masterton District Court yesterday. The father of the girl said the stress over the case had led to his wife suffering from a nervous breakdown, while legal bills have run into thousands of dollars. After court the father said he believed their treatment had been “disgusting”. “I’m very angry ... My wife has suffered a nervous breakdown and has had to take three months off work. This is worse than a physical assault, this is a psychological assault.” The father, who has name suppression to protect the daughter’s identity, said they had done everything in their power to ensure their girl attended school. But his daughter had a number of medical problems including selfharming, suicidal tendencies and other mental health issues. She is still not attending school, but at age 16 is no longer legally required to attend. He said the case had had a devastating effect on the family, and was “the straw that broke the camel’s back”. The father of three said Kuranui College had not written or communicated with them about the truancy. He said they were only made aware of the situation when they received a summons to attend court. The school strenuously denies this claim. Principal Geoff Shepherd said they followed all relevant procedures before taking the last course of action open to them which was to prosecute parents for the first time in 35 years. The girl frequently failed to attend school last year, which led to her parents facing a rare charge under the Education Act. -APNZ

Sailor sacked and sentenced By Edward Gay The Navy said the “vast majority” of its servicewomen are treated with respect, after a sailor was sacked and sentenced to six months in a correctional camp for filming naked females in showers on a warship. Electronic technician David Timothy Simpson, 28, pleaded guilty to 25 charges, including making an intimate recording, when he appeared at a Court Martial in Devonport, Auckland yesterday. Judge Anne Gaskell and three Navy officers determined that the 28-year-old should be dismissed from the service and sentenced to six months in a military correctional camp. Wide-ranging suppression orders prevent APNZ from reporting who was on board, their ages, the name of the navy ship, where it was heading and when the offending took place. Judge Gaskell also suppressed the names and identifying details of four witnesses who gave evidence for Simpson and who called him honest reliable and a “good guy”. The media were not given an opportunity to be heard on the orders. The hearing heard Simpson removed a panel at the back of one of the cubicles in a male bathroom and walked down a narrow walkway that shared a wall with the women’s ablution block. By peering through a crack in the wall, he was able to film women in the shower and on the toilet with his iPhone. He visited the spot at least seven times and on one occa-

David Simpson sion left his boots in the cubicle to make it look like he was sitting on the toilet. According to the agreed summary of facts, Simpson made at least 12 videos over two days and later transferred them to his laptop. He was caught out when three other crew members noticed the panel had been disturbed and found him in the wall cavity. The matter was referred up the chain of command. Military police seized Simpson’s laptop and iPhone and found at least 49 videos with a total running time of 98 minutes. Military prosecutor Captain James Kennedy-Good told the court that the fact Simpson had deleted the videos from his phone showed that he knew what he was doing was wrong. He said Simpson’s offending was premeditated and had damaged the reputation of the military and the Navy and undermined morale. Simpson’s lawyer Major Peter Brock said there was no evidence his client was planning on showing the videos to anyone else and he intended delet-

ing them before getting back to the Devonport navy base. Major Brock said Simpson had overheard colleagues talking about the hole in the wall and had decided to investigate but could not see much because he had lost his glasses. “He was there to see what he could see and get what videos he could get.” Shortly before sentencing, Simpson was marched into the hearing under Military Police escort and made to stand before Judge Gaskell. She said the court was left with no other option than to dismiss Simpson from the Navy - cutting his 15-year contract short by 13 years. “You would never be accepted in the Defence Force as someone who could lead others, given you have acted in this way.” Although some witnesses had spoken of Simpson’s Christian upbringing and said his offending was out of character, there was also evidence he had shared pornography with other sailors. “Perhaps what your friends and family think is out of character is not so out of character.” She encouraged Simpson to get counselling. Outside court, Navy spokeswoman Lieutenant Commander Vicki Rendall said Simpson’s behaviour was inconsistent with the Navy values of commitment, courage and comradeship. Asked how women were treated in the force, she said: “The vast majority are treated in association with those values - they are treated as comrades and treated with respect.” -APNZ

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Al Qaeda leader’s death confirmed An al Qaeda source has confirmed the death of one of the leaders of the organisation’s north African wing, in the most significant success yet for the French-led operation against Islamist fighters in Mali. But there were no public celebrations in Paris yesterday as relatives of hostages held in the region voiced fears the development leaves their loved ones at greater risk and called for a pause in the bombing to allow for negotiations aimed at securing their release. Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, a senior figure in al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), was killed last week in a French bombing raid in the Ifoghas mountains, an AQIM militant told the private Mauritanian news agency Sahara Medias. The source insisted however that another Islamist leader, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, was alive and still fighting. That contradicted claims at the weekend from Chad that its troops had killed Belmokhtar, the mastermind of the January assault on an Algerian gas plant in January that left 37 foreign hostages dead. Chad has also said its troops were responsible for killing Abou Zeid. A French broadcaster yesterday pub-

Mokhtar Belmokhtar ... still alive lished a mobile phone picture which it said showed the bloodied body of Belmokhtar. Radio France Internationale said the picture, reproduced on its website, was taken by a Chadian soldier in northern Mali. With foreign governments reacting cautiously to Chad’s claims about the deaths of the top militants, Chadian President

Idriss Deby Itno yesterday said his country had only refrained from showing the bodies out of respect for Muslim customs. The al Qaeda source’s acknowledgement of Abou Zeid’s death came as France’s top military official claimed that the intervention launched in January was breaking the back of AQIM and its allies in Mali. It also coincided with a call by relatives of four of the French hostages held in the region for a pause in the bombing to allow for negotiations with the rebels on the possible release of their loved ones. Fears the hostages may have been used as human shields or could be subject to reprisal executions have intensified in recent days as the reports on Abou Zeid and Belmokhtar emerged from Chad. Abou Zeid was believed to have been holding four French citizens kidnapped in Niger in 2010, but the French army’s chief of staff, Admiral Edouard Guillaud said that could not be confirmed. France’s defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday there was “every reason to believe” French hostages being held in the Sahel were still alive, while adding that there was “no proof” that two top Islamist militants had been killed in Mali. - AFP

Bradford Batman unmasks himself The ‘Bradford Batman’ dramatically unveiled his true identity yesterday after becoming an internet sensation. CCTV images of a caped crusader delivering a wanted man to Bradford police caused much amusement and wild speculation as to who the hero behind the mask was. After delivering the suspect to Trafalgar House police station, the lycra-clad superhero disappeared into the night. Police were unsure of his identity and it led to many speculating it could even be the local MP George Galloway – who is no stranger to catsuits – but the Respect MP took to Twitter to deny the rumours. Finally, the crime-fighter broke cover to explain how he ended up marching into the police station in the early hours

of the morning and handing police the man wanted on allegations of burglary, fraud and breaching a court order. Stan Worby, 39, told the Daily Telegraph that he was the Dark Knight. Worby, a Chinese takeaway driver from the Wyke area of the city, said he drove his old friend Danny Frayne, 27, into the long arms of the law after returning from Bradford City’s Capital One Cup game against Swansea at Wembley stadium, which he had attended in fancy dress. Worby said: “I got a call from Danny while I was at Wembley and he said, ‘can you run me to the cop station?’ But as I was in London I couldn’t. “I told him as soon as I was home I would run him to Bradford central

police station. We got back about 1am, and I picked Danny up in a minibus at 1.30am. “I got some strange looks when I got to the cop station though. One policeman looked at me and just laughed. “I said to the policeman, ‘I deserve a medal, I’m a caped crusader’.” He added: “It was a joke at the end of the day and Danny wanted to go to the police station. I had spoken to Danny during the week and tried to knock some sense into him. It was getting on my nerves having police round all the time asking for him or his whereabouts. “Danny’s a good friend of mine and I’ve known him for 15 years or so. Who knows if I’ll be doing some more crimefighting in the future?”

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48 Syrian soldiers killed in its neighbour’s civil war – something it has tried hard to avoid. “This confirms our fears of the attempt of some to move the conflict to Iraq, but we will face these attempts by all sides with all of our power,” Ali Mussawi, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s spokesman, said of yesterday’s ambush. The defence ministry said in an online statement the ambush was carried out “by a terrorist group that infiltrated into Iraqi territory coming from

By Azhar Shallal Armed men from Syria have carried out an ambush in western Iraq, killing 48 unarmed Syrian soldiers being transferred to the border and nine Iraqi guards, the defence ministry says. The ambush in Anbar province, a day after a key Syrian opposition group accused Iraq of interfering in Syria, threatens to entangle Baghdad

Syria”, and put the death toll at 48 Syrian soldiers and nine Iraqi guards. It said a number of unarmed and Syrian soldiers wounded in fighting had fled to Iraq for medical treatment and were being transferred to Al-Walid border crossing to be returned to Syria through “official channels”. But they were ambushed on the way, in what the ministry termed “an attack against the sovereignty of Iraq, its land, and its dignity, and a clear violation of human rights, as (the sol-

diers) were wounded and unarmed”. The ministry also issued a warning to all sides in the conflict in Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad is locked in a bloody, prolonged civil war with rebels, “against moving their armed conflict to Iraqi territory and violating Iraq’s borders”. Political analyst Hamid Fadhel said the ambush was “a clear message to all Iraqis that what is happening in Syria today effectively moved to Iraq”. Anbar province’s Sunni residents

have close tribal, family and trade ties with eastern Syria, with which the province shares a long border. Once home to key Sunni militant strongholds, Anbar also has religious affiliations with the mainly Sunni rebels in Syria fighting the regime. Iraq’s “western and northern areas close to the border with Syria have a Sunni majority and in one way or another are supportive of the armed groups fighting the Assad regime”, Fadhel said. - AFP

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II leaves the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment.

A New York baby who was safely delivered after a car accident that killed his parents has also died, police say. The baby was dubbed a “miracle” in the US media when he survived an emergency C-section delivery after his parents, Orthodox Jews from Brooklyn, were struck in a fatal hit-and-run accident at the weekend. However the boy, who was delivered prematurely at seven months, also died yesterday, a spokesman for the New York Police Department told AFP. Police were searching for the driver and passenger who abandoned their BMW after smashing into the expectant parents’ car and fled the scene on foot.  - AFP

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Bystanders look on as peacekeepers secure the wreckage of a crashed plane in Congo.

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people had died. The aircraft, belonging to the local CAA company, was coming from the central mining town of Lodja and went down just before landing at Goma airport, police sources said. The accident took place during heavy rainfall. The plane ended up some seven kilometres from the airport runway. Aircraft accidents are frequent in the vast DR Congo, where many planes are old and airports lack modern equipment. All of the country’s roughly 50 airlines are on the blacklist of the European Union, which has banned them from its airspace. - AFP

Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance Malala Yousafzai, ex-Eastern bloc activists and former US president Bill Clinton are in the running for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, as the Nobel Institute announced a record 259 nominations. This year’s list of candidates is made up of 209 individuals and 50 organisations, the Nobel Institute said yesterday, without disclosing any of the names, in line with its rules. But those eligible to nominate candidates can reveal the names they have put forward. Fifteenyear-old Malala Yousafzai, who was seriously wounded when she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman at point blank range on October 9 for promoting girls’ education in Pakistan, is known to be on the list and is seen by some experts as a favourite. “She is a candidate who embodies several causes: the rights of girls and women, education, youth, and the fight against extremism,” said prize observer Kristian Berg Harpviken, the head of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo. But her young age could work against her, others suggested. “It would be too much of a burden for her,” said Atle Sveen, a historian who specialises in the Nobel Peace Prize. - AFP


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The world’s oldest woman has celebrated her 115th birthday in a Japanese nursing home. Misao Okawa told a broadcaster she had never expected to live to such a great age but had managed it “thanks to everybody”. She celebrated with a meal of mackerel sushi, her favourite dish. Late last month Okawa received a certificate from Guinness World Records confirming her status as the oldest living woman. Japan, known for the longevity of its people, is home to the oldest man and woman. Okawa was born on March 5, 1898 and married in 1919. She had three children, two of whom – a son and a daughter – are still alive and in their 90s. The centenarian, who has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, has reportedly never had any major health problems, but broke her leg aged 102. The world’s oldest living person is a 115-year-old man who lives in Kyoto, not far from Okawa. He will turn 116 in April.  - AFP

• Car crash ‘miracle baby’ dies

Queen recuperating at home The Queen is recuperating at Buckingham Palace after being treated at hospital for symptoms of gastroenteritis. Her official engagements have been suspended for the week, including a trip to Rome, while she rests. She was discharged by doctors yesterday following an overnight stay at the private King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London. Concerns were raised about the Queen’s general well-being after she was admitted, as it was the first time the 86-year-old had been treated in hospital in almost 10 years. She was struck down on Friday by the stomach bug, which commonly causes symptoms of vomiting and repeated episodes of diarrhoea. But on the steps of the hospital, close to the medical centres of London’s famous Harley Street, the Queen looked well and cheerful as she said goodbye to staff. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said she remains in “good spirits”. “Engagements cancelled or postponed this week remain so,” she said. “Next week we’ll have to see, as she has only just been released from hospital.” The Queen’s illness forced her to cancel a trip to Rome to meet the country’s President Giorgio Napolitano for a private lunch on Thursday. A Buckingham Palace reception today for MPs will now be hosted by Prince Philip and the Countess of Wessex. The Queen has a number of events next week, including the annual Commonwealth Observance multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey in London. - PA

• Oldest woman turns 115


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Landlords are crying poor and seeking financial assistance in the face of proposals to strengthen thousands of old buildings. The Government is proposing to assess about 193,000 buildings within five years to determine whether they are likely to collapse in an earthquake. Estimates suggest 15,000 to 25,000 buildings will need to be strengthened or demolished and the focus is on those built before 1976. Connal Townsend, Property Council chief executive, said the country’s heritage must be protected but threats against buildings from Southland to Northland mean owners are putting forward their own scheme to get tax breaks and other help for their old structures. Mr Townsend approves of the

Estimates suggest 15,000 to 25,000 buildings will need to be strengthened or demolished and the focus is on those built before 1976

Government’s response to the Christchurch earthquakes but says many landlords will not have the money to bring the buildings up to the proposed new Building Code regulations. Building owners want financial assistance to keep old structures so his organisation has been investigating schemes which could involve taxpayers or Inland Revenue. He said that without financial help

of some sort the historic fabric of our towns and cities could be lost. Buildings could become empty, boarded-up and derelict because their owners cannot afford to pay for upgrades. That would be the worst possible result, he said, as neighbourhoods with empty structures quickly deteriorate and properties can be vandalised and harbour crime. “We are investigating the options to find out which would achieve the

best outcome. Any changes will most likely need to be fiscally neutral for the Government,” he said. One option is for the Government to reverse axing building depreciation, “or at least some partial restoration including special depreciation deductions for repaired and new buildings”. Tax write-offs on the cost of earthquake strengthening or targeted incentives to encourage business back into central Christchurch are other options, he said. Maurice Williamson, Building and Construction Minister, acknowledges seismic strengthening costs are high but he emphasises that a balance must be achieved. “We must ensure the earthquakeprone building system strikes an acceptable balance between protect-

ing people from serious harm and managing the huge economic costs of strengthening or removing the most vulnerable buildings,” he said. People also need to have good information about the buildings they work in so they can make informed decisions. A series of ministry-run public meetings have been held around New Zealand to talk about the new rulebook and about 150 Wellington property owners attended in early February. Wellington investor Ian Cassels has been outspoken, saying landlords need incentives to strengthen their buildings. Wellington mayor Celia WadeBrown says the proposals are only that and not set in stone. The consultation period closes on Friday. - APNZ

Carlos Slim again tops Forbes’ rich list By Ben Chapman-Smith Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim has once again topped the annual Forbes’ Billionaires’ List with a cool net worth US$73 billion. New Zealand’s three richest people have all dropped places. Slim, who owns American telecommunications company America Movil, was ranked the world’s richest man for the fourth year in a row. Now worth US$4 billion more than a year ago, the 73-year old beat Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett on the 2013 Billionaires’ List. Forbes said the number of billionaires in the world had reached an alltime high of 1426, worth a combined record net worth of $US5.4 trillion, up from $US4.6 trillion last year. “Many new names made the list thanks to free-spending consumers,” said the American business magazine. “To name a few: Diesel jeans mogul Renzo Rosso at $US3 billion, retailer Bruce Nordstrom at $US1.2 billion and designer Tory Burch at $US1 billion.” New Zealand’s richest person, Graeme Hart, came in at number 229 with a net worth of $US5.3 billion (NZ$6.4 billion). The 57-year old was last year ranked 178th, valued at $US7 billion.

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Carlos Slim Forbes said there were signs Hart was “having trouble” keeping his packaging empire together, with Moody’s cutting the credit rating on his Reynolds Group last year. “A boating enthusiast, he owns a 190-foot yacht, Ulysses, which is reportedly for sale, and is working on his new prize, a superyacht called

Weta,” it said. Kiwi Richard Chandler, who lives in Singapore and runs a fund aimed at emerging markets, slid from 230 to 502 on this year’s list. Forbes said Chandler, aged 54, last year invested $US112 million in 13.4 per cent of Union Bank of Nigeria and $US74 million for a 15 per cent stake

Carlos Slim Helu & family - $US73b - Mexico Bill Gates - $US67b United States Amancio Ortega - $US57b - Spain Warren Buffett - $US53.5b - United States Larry Ellison - $US43b - United States Charles Koch - $US34b - United States David Koch - $US34b - United States Li Ka-shing - $US31b - Hong Kong Liliane Bettencourt & family - $US30b - France Bernard Arnault & family - $US29b - France

in oil and gas company WesternZagros. He was now worth $US2.85 billion (NZ$3.4 billion), down from $5.6 billion a year ago. Younger brother Christopher split from Richard in 2006 to found Dubaibased private investment firm Legatum Capital. “The son of a beekeeper from North Island, New Zealand, Chandler and his brother Christopher first started taking proceeds from the sale of their parents’ department store and investing in Hong Kong real estate,” Forbes said. “The siblings then formed invest-

ment firm Sovereign Global in Monaco to focus on transitioning industries in Russia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. In April 2012, Legatum acquired its own building in the Dubai International Finance Centre.” Christopher Chandler, 53, came in at 1342 with a value of $US1 billion (NZ$1.2 billion), down from 1153 with $US1.2 billion last year. The US boasted the highest number of billionaires (442), followed by Asia-Pacific (386), Europe (366), the Americas (129) and the Middle East & Africa (103). - APNZ

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Top bourbon maker dips into white whiskey By Bruce Schreiner


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he old saying, if there’s an egg in the house, there’s a meal in the house could be equally well applied to a packet of pasta. Most home pantries will have at least one variety of pasta stored away and that means with a bit of imagination, there’s a quick meal lurking there too. No matter what’s lying around in the fridge in the vegetable line, if there’s a small amount of meat, cheese or a tin of tomatoes or tuna, then you’ve got the makings of a great meal. Pasta and just about anything can be moved from pantry to plate in the short time it takes to boil water and cook the pasta. Chicken and asparagus pasta 400g dried penne pasta 2 T olive oil 375g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - cut into bite-sized pieces 4 cloves garlic, crushed 375g asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2.5cm pieces 1 t dried crushed chilli flakes salt and pepper to taste 60g freshly grated parmesan • Cook penne according to packet instructions. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl. • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. • Cook chicken until firm and lightly browned; remove from pan. • Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the frying pan. • Gently cook garlic, asparagus and crushed chillies in oil until asparagus is tender. • Stir in chicken, and cook for 2



ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) As Venus angles to Pluto your feelings about all sorts of relationships can intensify, Aries. You might find yourself appreciating the bonds that were important in your formative years as much as those you have now. But this planetary tie-up can help you to understand better who you are and what you need around key relationships.


minutes to blend the flavours. • Season with salt and pepper. • Toss pasta with chicken and asparagus mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan. Black bean and vegetable pasta 500g whole wheat fusilli pasta 1½ C vegetable stock 125g fresh spinach, chopped 1 medium red onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped ½ t cayenne pepper salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 400g tin black beans, drained and rinsed 150g frozen broccoli 3 small tomatoes, diced 4 T freshly grated parmesan (optional) • Cook pasta according to packet instructions then drain and set aside. • In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the vegetable stock to a boil. • Reduce heat, and add spinach, onion, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. • Stir in the black beans and broccoli. Continue to cook and stir 5 to 10 minutes. • Add the tomatoes and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender. • Serve over the cooked pasta. Sprinkle over parmesan if desired. Linguine and Italian sausage

250g linguine 250g any Italian-style sausage, sliced 2 red peppers, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed

250ml (1 C) dry white wine ½ C finely grated parmesan cheese

• Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and set aside. • While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. • Fry sliced sausages in a heavy frying pan over medium high heat until light brown. • Add peppers, onion and garlic. Continue to cook further 5 minutes. • Add the wine and simmer until liquid is slightly reduced and vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes. • Drain pasta and add to the pan. • Toss together using 2 spoons until heated through. • Add the cheese and serve. Pasta with peas and sundried tomatoes 250g farfalle (bow-tie pasta) 1 T olive oil 1 T butter or margarine 1 C finely chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, crushed ½ t dried oregano ¼ t dried marjoram 1½ T plain flour 1 C (250ml) salt-reduced chicken or vegetable stock 1 C (150g) fresh or frozen baby green peas 65g sun-dried tomato halves, thinly sliced 30g grated Parmesan cheese • Cook pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water until al dente • Heat the oil and butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. • Add onion, garlic, oregano and marjoram.


TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) You are not someone who lets go of what you have easily. More than most zodiac signs your appreciation of security and continuity in all different strands of your life only adds to this. Yet this is a time when you can find yourself growing inside, especially in terms of being more open to new people. One different type of person can be key.

GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) This can be a significant day for property or business affairs. You can find yourself appreciating the nuances of the market. Linking with advicegivers or those with experience, especially those who can help you to improve your prospects, can be especially gratifying. In love, you can also be drawn to someone well established or well-heeled.

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) Life is an education. Why? Well, because we never stop learning, so even if you are not an avid fan of adding more and more academic qualifications, that doesn’t mean you are not gaining greater wisdom with the passage of time. Don’t underestimate what you know, especially about all things people-related. You could show the way brilliantly today.

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) Venus continues to occupy a very deep and intense sector of your horoscope but this planet doesn’t just help us to think about romance, for it can also be to do with finances, especially in its current location. Today, you may find yourself finalising something helpful on this front, something which will create more certainty.

• Sauté until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. • Stir in flour until thoroughly combined. Whisk in the stock. • Heat, stirring, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. • Stir in peas and sun-dried tomato. • Cook just until peas are tender, about 5 minutes. • Remove from heat. • Stir in 3 T parmesan. • Drain pasta, reserving ½ cup (125 ml) of the cooking water • Toss pasta with vegetable mixture and reserved water. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan. Roasted vegetable pasta 2 T olive oil 1 large red onion, cut into thin wedges 1 medium yellow pepper, seeded and chopped 1 small butternut pumpkin (600g), peeled, seeded and cut into 2cm chunks ¼ t salt ¼ C finely chopped basil 5 cloves garlic, crushed 150g cherry tomatoes, each cut in half 150g baby spinach leaves, tough stems removed 4 C (1 litre) salt-reduced chicken stock 250g pasta spirals • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. • Add onion and capsicum. Sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. • Add pumpkin, half the salt, the basil and half the garlic. • Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes. Increase heat to high. • Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables brown slightly and pumpkin is just

tender, about 7 minutes. • Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add tomato. • Heat remaining oil in the pan over medium heat. • Add the remaining garlic and salt and all of the spinach. • Cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach wilts, about 2 minutes. • Add spinach to the mixture in the bowl. • Meanwhile, bring the stock and 2 cups water to the boil in a large saucepan. • Add pasta. Cook until al dente, following packet instructions. • Reserve ½ C (125ml) of the cooking liquid. • Drain pasta and combine with vegetable mixture and reserved cooking liquid. Spaghetti with tuna and capers 500g spaghetti 1 T olive oil 1 small brown onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 T capers, chopped 400g can diced tomatoes 1 T lemon juice ½ C chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley ¼ t dried chilli flakes 2 x 185g cans tuna, drained • Cook pasta according to packet directions until al dente then drain. • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over low heat. • Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender. • Add capers, tomatoes, lemon juice, parsley and chilli. • Simmer gently for 3 minutes to thicken sauce. • Stir in tuna, and heat through. • Toss pasta with sauce, and serve.

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LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) Your ruler Venus angles superbly to the planet of power, Pluto. If you are fortunate enough to work somewhere where you are truly appreciated, your sense of involvement in this situation is given a real shot in the arm. If this is not the case, this aspect can be the nudge you need to go and try and find a job which would give you this.

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VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) If you are seeing someone or are in a long-term relationship, today could lead to an unforgettable connection with them. Then again if you are solo, your sense of what the upside of a close and intimate tie could bring to your life is also enhanced. If you meet someone around now and really get on well, this could prove to be a significant involvement.

he world’s largest bourbon producer is dipping into moonshining’s colourful past to create its own batches of white whiskey. Beam Inc’s newest spirit is called Jacob’s Ghost in honour of Jacob Beam, founding distiller of its flagship Jim Beam brand. Jacob’s Ghost resembles the potent concoction that flowed from the pioneering whiskeymaker’s still in the 1790s or from a moonshiner’s still today. But this is no run-of-the-mill hooch brewed in the backwoods. “We have perfected the whiskey recipe that Jacob created,” said Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe, a descendant of Jacob Beam. “Jacob’s Ghost is not a moonshine.” Jacob’s Ghost, made at Beam’s distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, is an 80-proof whiskey aged at least one year in a charred, white oak barrel. Moonshine and other white whiskeys generally go right from the still and into the bottle. Beam says the ageing adds flavours from the wood that are missing in unaged whiskies and moonshines. The process also gives the product a faint yellow hue. Bourbon matures in the same type of barrels but for much longer, resulting in its caramel colour and smooth, distinctive taste. Beam, based in Deerfield, Illinois, is tapping into a white whiskey category that amounts to a drop in the bucket compared with Kentucky bourbon sales. But white whiskey has started to carve out a niche, thanks to regional craft distillers producing clear whiskey. And it could lead to some friendly arguments over who churns out the best white whiskey. Spencer Balentine, who makes a white whiskey at Silver Trail Distillery in far western Kentucky, has sipped Jacob’s Ghost. “It’s good,” he said. “But it’s not as good as my brand.” Beam competitor Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc, maker of Evan Williams bourbon, has had its own line of white whiskeys since 2011. Heaven Hill spokesman Larry Kass said sales have met and in some cases surpassed expectations, but compared with its other brands, white whiskey sales have been modest. Its clear whiskeys are unaged bourbons, rye whiskey and corn whiskey. Beam started shipping its white whiskey recently, and the product will reach liquor stores and bars nationwide in coming weeks. Beam won’t reveal production levels or sales expectations, but

company senior executive Rob Mason said the product has great potential. “We believe this is going to create significant growth in the white whiskey category,” he said. Trey Earnhardt, a sales representative for a spirits distributor, said he likes the taste and versatility of Beam’s white whiskey. “It’s going like crazy out in the market,” he said while visiting the Beam distillery in Clermont recently. Beam plans to back up the introduction with print and digital advertising, Mason said. Beam’s other bourbon brands include Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek. Its broad portfolio also includes Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky and Teacher’s Scotch Whisky. The rollout of Jacob’s Ghost is part of an industrywide trend, as spirits-makers introduce new flavors while sparring for shelf space in bars and liquor stores. “Unique and premium innovations are helping to drive the spirits category,” said Kevin George, Beam’s global chief marketing officer. “One of the growing trends we’ve seen is an interest in white whiskey.” White whiskey also gives Beam a new twist in the cocktails competition, a key driver of spirits sales amid a resurgence in the popularity of mixable drinks. Beam said its white whiskey is as versatile and mixable as vodka. White whiskies long operated on the fringes of the spirits world. Last year, white whiskey sales in the US surpassed $7.5 million, up more than 300 per cent from the previous year, according to industry figures supplied by Beam. By contrast, Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey sales from producers to wholesalers rose 5.2 per cent to 16.9 million cases last year, according to the Distilled Spirits Council, a national trade association. Total revenue shot up 7.3 percent to $2.2 billion. The industry lumps bourbon and Tennessee whiskey into one category. Silver Trail Distillery, in the western Kentucky lakes region, can’t make enough white whiskey to keep up with demand, said Balentine, the head distiller. Balentine created his top-of-theline product, LBL Most Wanted Moonshine, as a tribute to his family’s moonshining tradition. The recipe for the 100proof whiskey was his greatgrandfather’s. Balentine’s father was a moonshiner in the 1950s, and the distillery is named after the main road his father took to avoid detection. - AP

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SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) When you really connect to someone your need for privacy can soon evaporate and you can show a much more open side of your nature. This could happen today. A truly enabling influence featuring one of your two personal planets can give greater depth to both your thoughts of affection and also to the way you convey them to someone you care for.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) Someone in the family may be about to help you achieve something that is important to you. For example, they may help you with the deposit on a new home or give you a really super gift. Then again, you can gain today simply from the appreciation people feel for you. How? Well, in the things they tell you and the feedback that they share.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) You can express yourself in a way today that is almost certain to make people sit up and take notice of what you feel. This can see you balance the passion of your views with a degree of diplomacy. When we have something important to share, it’s not always easy to get the delivery right. Now I feel you’ll have little difficulty in doing so.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) Love and Aquarius! A noble combination but not always an intimate one. Today can be different as the stars combine to put you in touch with your most deeply held feelings. You may even show this in a more tangible way by giving a loved one a generous present or treating them to a meal. It’s a time for you to connect with your love power.


PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) Friendship at its best is a very reassuring concept. When two people are in tune as individuals and come together to achieve things, to entertain or support one another, it can be quite a thing. This is possible for you now. Then again, someone you have never thought of in romantic terms could take on a much more alluring vibe.


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  ASIAN, new, sweet, lovely lady, sexy body, really busty, guaranteed friendly, good massage. Ph 021-079-9068. ATTRACTIVE and busty. No texting. Everyday. No W’s. Phone Zoe 021-023-39-259.


CARAVAN for sale. Zephyr 460. Very good condition. $10,000 ono. Phone 308-9051.


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GENERAL hire. Lawnmowers, chainsaws, concrete breakers, trailers, and more. All your DIY / contracting work, Call and see U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open Mon-Fri 7.30 - 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday 8am - 12.30pm. – Ph: 308 8061 A/h: 308 7460

Weaners, Yearlings and In-Calf Dairy Cows, short or long term. Totally managed contracts. Contact: John Benefield Cellphone No. 027 227 6075



BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm CLEAN out your garage, by animals. We also sell pet advertising your garage sale food. Call Nick’s Pet Food in the Ashburton Guardian . 0272-101-621 A/H 03-322– Phone 307-7900. 7626.

LUMINARA - the realistic flame candle. Relax and let it glow. Luminara are a fireless candle with a 500 hour battery life. Now back in stock at The China Shop in The Arcade. ½ PRICE SALE on now at Stepping Out. Full boots, ankle boots, shoes, sandals, handbags. Hurry – must end Saturday, March 9.

NOTE: Hosing is not permitted at any time on the Dromore and Winchmore water supplies and the Methven Springfield and Montalto piped stockwater schemes. r S rOUSE, Operations Manager “Plant this, not this� is an intersection road safety campaign designed to get people to slow down at intersections, stop at stop signs and be more observant at give way signs. Around 40% off all crashes occur at intersections in the Ashburton District with the main causes being poor observation and failing to give way or stop. It will cost you $150 and 20 demerit points if you plant your foot through an intersection, so plant sunflower seeds instead! If you have been taking part in the growing competition, don’t forget to either upload your photos to Facebook or email

CRE ATIVE COMMUNITIES LOC AL ARTS FUNdINg Applications are now invited for the Creative Communities New Zealand Ashburton District Scheme. Funding is available for eligible projects which have an arts or cultural focus, take place within the Ashburton District and benefit the local community.

Make our roads safer and our lives brighter by planting this, not your foot.

Projects or activities may involve any art forms or a mixture of art forms including theatre, visual, multi-media, dance, traditional arts, craft, music, literary arts and performing arts.

Visit This Not This or the road safety web page of the Ashburton District Council website for more details.

Application forms and criteria are available from the Council’s website funding+grants and from the Council office, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. For further information contact the Community Services Officer on 307-7700. APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 5.00 PM ON THURSDAY 28 MARCH 2013



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. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Tasmania doubles 10-12, assn doubles and golf croquet 1pm4pm. Waireka Croquet Club, the domain, Philip Street. 10.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the Old Polytech Building, 254 Cameron Street. 10.00am - 7.00pm. ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Open, Baring Square East. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display in Heritage hanger RNZAF Aermacchi RAF Harrier GR3. Seafield Road. 10.45am. T’IA CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 11.00am. MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Movie - Hitchock. Regent Cinema, Wills Street. 11.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid week service and lunch. 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 1.30pm. ASHBURTON HERB SOCIETY. Monthly meeting, all welcome. 1/51 Peter Street, Ashburton. 7.00pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307-7138 a/h. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Hall, Cox Street.

TOMORROW - THURSDAY - MARCH 7 DO YOU enjoy a Pimms? Enjoy your next relaxing drink with friends in a beautiful Royal Doulton jug and matching classes fantastic price $127.00. Treat yourself today. The China Shop in the Arcade. ATS, CRT suppliers.

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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. M.S.A. T’AI CHI CLUB. Beginners class, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 11.30pm. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome. Sports Hall, Tancred Street. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Street. 10.00am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz, 48 Allens Rd.

10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, museum open. Seafield Road. 10.45am. M.S.A. T’AI CHI CLUB. Qigong exercises, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 1.30pm. ASHBURTON SENIOR NET. Question and Answer, Sam on Windows 8, Tablets, Ipads, Smart phones. M.S.A. Lounge, Havelock Street. 2.00pm. WAITAKI OLD GIRLS ASSOCIATION. k Stringer from the museum speaking. St David’s Church hall. Allens Road.

7.30pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing. learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe band hall, creek Road.

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that the Ashburton District Council and New Zealand Transport Agency for the purpose of allowing the Ashburton RSA to hold Anzac Day celebrations, propose to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder. Roads proposed to be closed:

The After Ball is held at the Celtic Club rooms and starts 30 minutes after the Ashburton College Ball has concluded.

6.00 am until 8.30 am and 10.00 am until 12.30 pm on Thursday 25 April 2013 Detours will be available on adjacent streets and these will be signposted. Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof in writing by 4.00 pm on Wednesday 27 March 2013, at the office of the Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. cOLIN KNaGGS State highway Manager NZ Transport agency - christchurch

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CLEARWATER AQUATIC CLUB INC. The Club Waterskiing Championships will be held at Lake Camp on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March 2013. The Club respectfully requests that the public refrain from using the lake over this weekend. Thank you


WHEEL Alignments at great FOR sale - goldfish. $3 each. prices. Maximise the life of 31 Middle Road. your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. MOTORING – Phone 308-6737.

PUBLIC NOTICES NISSAN Stagea 1997. 183,000kms. Six cylinder, 2 litre auto. Electric windows and mirrors, over drive, power and snow shift. Runs well. $3,000 or near offer. Phone 021-139-4417.

Each van has two volunteers, a man and a woman, one being the driver and one being the navigator. Each couple is given “after ball pack� containing map etc. There is free food and hot drinks for all the volunteers. The event usually finishes around 4.30am with all drivers meeting at the Mobil station to fill the vans before dropping them off to their places of hire. If anyone is interested or would like more information contact: r chaPMaN, road Safety coordinator



PUBLIC NOTICES ASHBURTON Society of Arts Summer Show, Short Street Studio. Now until April 13. Hours: Sat, Mon, Wed, 10am - 2pm or by appointment. Ph 308-4533 or 308-5460.

RURAL TRADING POST ½ PRICE SALE on now at Stepping Out. Full boots, ankle boots, shoes, sandals, 30 TON silo available for handbags. Hurry – must end hire, Westerfield area. Phone Saturday, March 9. 027-408-7008.



4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar BALEAGE for sale, protective films, UV block, individually wrapped. fade, heat and glare control, Approximately 45. Phone privacy and safety films for 308-5986. glass. FREE quotes 20 years local service. Bill Breukelaar phone SITUATIONS WANTED 0800-368-468 44 YEAR old with 30 years farm experience, wanting part-time farm work. Phone Allister on 027-381-3534.

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Each year the Road Safety Coordinator for the Ashburton District organises volunteers to drive home people from the After Ball party that is after the Ashburton College Ball. This year the after ball is on the 21st of June.

The Road Safety Coordinator hires and is donated the use of minivans for the night/morning and people arrive in shifts from 1.00am.

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The after ball party is organised by the Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service (ACADS,) to promote the “safe partying� message to teenagers. The After Ball is a controlled event where everyone who attends is taken care of and driven home safely. This has been going since 1999.

HAVELOCK STREET, from Park Street to East Street, Ashburton BARING SQUARE WEST, from Havelock Street to Cameron Street, Ashburton STATE HIGHWAY 1 (WEST STREET) from Burnett Street to Wills Street, Ashburton CAMERON STREET, From West Street to Park Street, Ashburton

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WORK wanted, specialised in telecommunication and electronics, cable jointing, faults, cable rehabilitation, structured cabling, optic fibre - broadband. Phone 03-308-3523 or 021-08188059.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ½ PRICE SALE on now at Stepping Out. Full boots, ankle boots, shoes, sandals, handbags. Hurry – must end Saturday, March 9.

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HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952. SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING, UV, heat, privacy etc. Vehicles - Homes Commercial. Phone your only local applicator Craig Rogers 307-6347, member of Master Tinters NZ.

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No fewer than 10 All Whites in the includes operating the specialised machinery to the requirements of The successful applicant will be responsible for the November’s intercontinental home-andNew Zealand squad are walking the suspension food safety, health & safety and all industry standards, target yields away playoff against the fourth-placed Football’s high performarketing of our range of feed silos, coreless auger and tightrope; with Winston Reid, Tommy and quantities. Nurturing, training and guiding staff where required is team from North and Central America for mance director, Fred de Smith, Ian Hogg, Tony Lochhead, roller mills etc. He/she will have to be able to work with essential as is the organisation of staff for optimum performance. a place at next year’s World Cup in Brazil. 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PROOF PROOF PMR Grain Systems a proven history in organising, data collection and analysis: a full recently shorn of long-time captain Ryan and finding that that’s A captain will be named when the Hinds, Ashburton understanding and implementation of the needs of food safety, health Nelsen who retired from playing to take the case, and coming squad assembles in Dunedin on 03 303 7266 & safety, compliance, industry standards and customer specifications up a coaching position with Toronto FC back to us and March 19. in Canada. saying he’s All Whites’ squad: are essential. Durante has been one of the best-per- good to go,” Mark Paston, Glen Nurturing, guidance and support of the staff is expected to maintain formed centre backs in the A-League during de Jong Moss, Winston Reid, morale and boost training while stimulating continuous improvement. the past few seasons, and the 30-year-old said. Tony Lochhead, Ben said yesterday was a proud day for him. Sigmund, Tommy If one of these positions interests you, please forward your “It’s pretty exciting. Smith, Ian Hogg, CV to: Recruitment, PO Box 244, Ashburton, or email: “Obviously I’ve still got to get the all Andrew Durante, Due to an increase in workload, we require a top clear from Fifa but it seems to be that Leo Bertos, Michael welder/fabricator for onsite/offsite work. The person You can also apply onsite at our guardhouse situated at that’ll happen,” Durante said. McGlinchey, Dan Keat, we seek must be experienced, provide professional 125 Fairfield Road, Fairton, Ashburton. “So, yeah, pretty excited; hopefully I can Ivan Vicelich, Tim Payne, workmanship, pride in their work and use their own be involved in the game on March 22nd.” Shane Smeltz, Chris Note for Non Residents As for getting his citizenship, Durante Killen, Marco Rojas, initiative. Only applicants that are legally entitled to work in New Zealand will be said it took less time than he expected. Jeremy Brockie, Kosta They will either have, or can obtain, welding certification. considered for advertised position. “It was actually a pretty quick Barbarouses, Chris We are involved in the structural and general engineering process. Wood. - APNZ “I went in there at 10am [yesfields, and we operate in a team environment. terday] to Internal Affairs, into Andrew Durante: Our working conditions are excellent, and some quite a small room and the lady, became a New overtime is normally available. The rate of $20 - $25 per Caroline, had the bible out and Zealand citizen hour will be offered to the successful applicant. Some I just pledged my allegiance to yesterday assistance with relocation, may be considered. New Zealand and honestly it Applications to: The Manager North End Engineering Ltd Dugan, Croker out PO Box 60 Raiders stars Josh Dugan and Ashburton 7740 Sales Professional Jarrod Croker will miss the seasonPhone 03-308-8155 opening NRL match against Penrith – Jewellery E-mail: on Sunday. Dugan has not yet Are you looking for a career recovered from an infection to that really shines? his lip whilst Croker has failed to This could be the position Due to expansion within our company we recover from the minor surgery you’ve been waiting for … have a vacancy for the above position in on his knee after the trial win We require an enthusiastic sales over the Melbourne Storm. Glenn our busy real estate office. We would like to have a happy and confident professional to join the friendly Buttriss will also miss the match team in our busy jewellery store. Senior Hair Stylist to join our professional team. The person we require needs to be with an ankle injury, however all Your passion for jewellery needs conscientious, friendly, have excellent three are expected to be fit for return to the fold with the Crusaders. Part time/full time position. to be reflected by a high degree communication skills and is experienced round two. Assistant coach Andrew By Patrick McKendry “I’ve kept touching base with Zac and of attention to detail and your Please contact: Dunemann said the Raiders didn’t in general administration and reception he’s tracking pretty well,” said Blackadder. friendly and positive attitude will see any need to be rushing players enable you to relate well to our Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder is “He’s keen to get back into rugby. duties. The hours of work are 9am Symone on 308 4935 or 027 345 3328 back for the first game. “It’s a long valued customers. hopeful of a positive result for Zac Guildford “The whole point of his seeking treatment 12 midday Monday to Thursday - with the season, they could play, but they’re as the All Blacks wing prepares to front was to come right, with rugby second, You will be involved in all aspects flexibility to work extra hours to cover staff going to have to prove their fitness of the business with a variety an New Zealand Rugby Union misconduct but it could be an important factor in his leave when required. 100 per cent, otherwise we’ll run of tasks keeping you busy hearing. rehabilitation. throughout the day. with what we’ve got,” he said.-AAP Other essential attributes include excellent Blackadder has kept in touch with “We’d love to have him back.” Good sales skills are essential and Guildford as the player underwent a rehaGuildford, who has played 10 tests for the customer service and time management previous retail experience would bilitation programme following his latest All Blacks and starred in the 2011 World Cup Sonny Bill on bench skills; competency in general computing be an advantage. Full training alcohol-related incident when he scored four tries and above all is a team player. will be given to the successful and said the 24-year-old in a pool game against Sonny Bill Williams will make applicant. Any experience in the real estate industry was in a good frame of Canada, removed himhis NRL return for the Sydney In turn you will be rewarded mind. self from the Crusaders would be an advantage but is not essential Roosters from the interchange with a great work environment, However, despite indefinitely after allegedly bench in Thursday’s season opener as full training will be given. a wage that incorporates an Guildford seeking proassaulting a partygoer in at Allianz Stadium. The New Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton has a vacancy in their additional bonus scheme and Please apply in confidence with your CV by fessional help for his Christchurch in January. Zealand Rugby World Cup winner, Paint Department for approximately 24 hours per great employee purchasing 12 March 2013 to: alcohol problem - he was It is alleged that he who walked out on Canterbury privileges. Flexible hours could be week. engaged in an intensive punched Ryan Kerr, the considered for the right applicant. midway through the 2008 NRL The Manager The successful applicant will have the following 28-day residential proson of Kaiapoi harness season, will wear the No.16 shirt So what are you waiting for? McGregor Real Estate attributes: gramme in the North racing trainer Paul Kerr, against South Sydney. Williams Please post or deliver your CV to: 248 East St or P O Box 215 F Excellent communication and people skills Island - there are fears who said it had been a missed both of the Roosters’ trial The Manager Ashburton 7740 F Be able to lift heavy product his contract could be case of mistaken identity. matches as he recovers from a Time For Diamonds F An interest in paint and decorating industry Email: torn up by the NZRU. The alleged incident torn pectoral muscle and he is also 86 Tancred Street F A flair for colour and design There has been specucame after Guildford’s nursing a knee problem. However, Ashburton lation the hearing could post-World Cup exploits Roosters coach Trent Robinson has 7700 If you think you are the person we are looking happen as early as in Rarotonga, where he selected the brilliant back-rower Or email: for, please your c.v. and covering letter to: Thursday but an NZRU spokeswoman said allegedly assaulted two men in a bar while on a seven-man bench in a side that had yet to be confirmed. drunk, for which he also faced a misconduct that also includes new signings or post to Café/Bakery –Staff Wanted Guildford’s agent Simon Porter could not charge. Michael Jennings, Luke O’Donnell P.O. Box 35, Ashburton 7740 be contacted last night. It is understood that when Guildford stood and James Maloney. - AAP • Baker/Cafe Assistant – 17 ½ Hours, Sunday-Monday Blackadder said he couldn’t comment down from the Crusaders in January he All applications remain confidential and close on • Cafe Assistant – Saturdays/Casual on the judicial process, but sources at the presented a medical certificate to the NZRU Friday, March 8, 2013. NRA into NASCAR A vacancy has become available at our busy Café/Bakery for franchise say contact with the national body stating he was unfit to work. a Bakers/Cafe Assistant position. The first position covers over the Guildford affair has been limited Blackadder has previously said that as The National Rifle Association baking and cafe work with a lot of variety. The second is and not entirely positive. Guildford was taking steps to remedy what (NRA), the largest American gun Ashburton’s Regency Motel working with customers and general cafe duties. The same A termination of his contract Guildford in was a medical issue, he was hopeful the Concrete Pump lobbyist group, will sponsor the person could possibly do both if suited. his final year with the NZRU - would almost NZRU would give the player another chance. Due to an increased work NASCAR elite series race in Texas Operator Required Experience preferred but not necessary as full training will certainly see the Hawke’s Bay provincial Guildford, who made his All Blacks debut load we are requiring a fit, on April 13, event organisers We are seeking a mature, player seek employment overseas. as a 20-year-old against Wales be given. Full time position enthusiastic, honest and of announced yesterday. The NRA 500 energetic and honest on Blackadder said that Guildford in 2009, last played for the If you want to join our fun course reliable person to join will be staged at the 1.5-mile Texas The right person would have call housemaid to join our was definitely extremely keen to All Blacks against Ireland in hardworking team please phone Motor Speedway oval in Fort Worth, our busy team. The position the following attributes: friendly team of staff Christchurch last year. Scott or Lisa on said Eddie Gossage, president of will involve the pick-up Hours of work are generally  - APNZ • Experience in hydraulics 307 2776 / 021 664 887. the track that boasts more than and delivery of freight in

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By Michael Brown The Warriors have put together a motivational video that opens with images of them putting a line in the sand around what happened last year. It’s a familiar metaphor teams often employ to try to forget about what happened last time and ensure they make a fresh start. As far as they are concerned, it is a new team with a new coaching staff and a new chance to make an impression in the demanding competition. Metaphors are, however, just that. It’s pretty easy to get a stick and draw a line in the sand in the hope of leaving behind one of the most disappointing campaigns in the Warriors’ history. Results are the only currency in sport - it’s what cost Brian McClennan his job as they lurched to 14th just 12 months after playing in their second grand final - and the Warriors of 2013 will be judged by what they achieve over the next seven months. They still go into it the new season plenty of baggage, given they are still on a club record eight-game losing streak and lost their first two preseason games. A 16-10 win over Brisbane in Dunedin 10 days ago came at a critical time. “I think it was a hurdle we bounced over last trial match,” new coach Matt Elliott said in relation to the club’s losing streak. “I’m trying not to place any relevance on what happened last year because we have prepared differently, are essentially a different group and our mentality is different. “I felt it was definitely a lingering thing, though, going into that last trial.” For some players, 2012 holds little relevance. “Are we still talking about last

year?” halfback Shaun Johnson queried when asked about the subject. “Last year has happened and we can’t do anything about that so why dwell on it? I think it’s unfair to look back on last year at this time. “We are going into a new season.” For others, however, it’s not so easy to forget. “It was pretty disappointing,” captain Simon Mannering said. “We let a lot of people down - a lot of people who supported you and what the club represented - and we got a pretty poor reputation. “You try to put last year behind you but you definitely don’t want it to be something that happens again. That makes you want to work harder, perform better and do well for the club.” There’s little doubt the players have worked hard in the offseason. They are at a level of fitness, Elliott says, that allows them to play a game, have a showe r , then

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lace up the boots for another match. Australian prop] Shane Webcke said, But one of the biggest changes he ‘consistency isn’t hard, it’s boring’. is trying to make is mental and it’s It’s what Manly and Melbourne have principally around implementing been doing since 2006. standards off the field that help bring “They just have a standard they about success on it. don’t drop beneath. It’s an area of the game most across “I just feel with the Warriors that if the Tasman cite when it comes to the they don’t have this burning desire Warriors and something Elliott identi- to play hard their default position is fied when he was coach of Canberra not interested.” and Penrith. The arrival of centre Dane Nielsen Opposition teams always felt they and back-rower Todd Lowrie, who have a chance against the Warriors. won the premiership with Melbourne “Attitude was their big drama last year, and five-eighth Thomas last year,” former Queensland and Leuluai, who helped Wigan to their Brisbane five-eighth Ben Ikin said. first UK Super League title since “It certainly wasn’t talent. They had 1998 with a man-of-the-match pera roster to go much further than formance in the 2010 grand final, they did. They just didn’t want it will help. as bad as they did the year before. They have also added outside back That shone through most specifi- Dominique Peyroux and young halfcally in their defence. back Harry Siejka. “They lost their ability to get Together with the new coaching into the grind not only across staff and new facilities, it has created the regular season but even a freshness about the club. There will also be tweaks to the in 80 minutes and to do that requires a mental toughness. gameplan which are likely to see ACROSS DOWNto the one they They have always been a side a similar approach who have struggled with played under Ivan Cleary. 2. Frequently (3) 1. Agreement (11) routine and grind. Elliott met with his halves this week 3. Cautious (5)and used a “9.[ FNewt o r m(3) e r to talk about their role 4. Plundered (6)them being 10. Turbulence (9) different metaphor about the team’s5.rudder. Avoidance (7) 11. Drain (5) They couldn’t jump (9) in a kayak, he 6. Censure 13. Building (7) said, and move the rudder around 7. Gift (11) momentum. 14. Help (6) without firstly gaining 8. Sincerely 16. Conclusion (6) it’s the same on the (11) field. acknowledge what we 12.toOwner (9) 18. Molasses (7) “We have do better than any other team in 15. Part (7) 19. Fat (5) the competition, we promote the Entertain (6)well,” Elliott 20. Stubborn (9) ball in 17. contact pretty said. 19. “It Big would seabe (5)ridiculous to 21. Be unwell (3) suppress that. (3) 21. Donkey 22. Insobriety (11) “But what we have to do is evolve. WeNo will probably be a SOLUTIONS TO PUZZLE 12,135 little more conservative at the Across: 1 Drab; 3 Precious; 9 Tedious; 10 Noted; front end of games and11 front Satisfaction; 13 Embody; 15 Buckle; end of 17 theHorror-struck; season. 20 Climb; 21 Emotion; 22 Doggerel;“We 23 Send. have to earn the right Down: 1 Detested; 2 Audit; 4 to Rascal; 5 Construction; 6 play.” - APNZ

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7.25 The Departed. (2006, 16) Leonardo DiCaprio. 9.55 Waterworld. (1995, M) Kevin Costner. 12.10 Bulletproof. (1996, 18) Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler. 1.35 A Beautiful Mind. (2001, M) Russell Crowe. 3.50 Pitch Black. (2000, M) Vin Diesel, Cole Hauser. 5.35 The Godfather. (1972, 16) Al Pacino, Marlon Brando. 8.30 The Bourne Identity. (2002, M) Matt Damon. Loosely based on the Ludlum bestseller, a man washes ashore with bullet wounds and amnesia and races to elude assassins as he regains his memory. 2002. 10.30 Apollo 13. (1995, PG) Tom Hanks, Ed Harris. 12.50 Biography. Goldie Hawn. (2007, PG). 1.40 The Godfather. (1972, 16) Al Pacino, Marlon Brando. 4.35 The Bourne Identity. (2002, M) Matt Damon.

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The Shaw-Chev revival A

s a young lad growing up in England Trevor Shaw was always intrigued with American cars, which seemed bigger than the cars he was used to. Immigration to New Zealand with his family in 1960 opened up many new opportunities and experiences for Trevor one of which was meeting Kathryn and another being able to buy one of the American cars he had always thought about. But his first car in this country was not an American vehicle, he had a few English ones including a 1935 Austin Lichfield which Trevor recalls that in pre decimal currency days set him back 12 quid to buy. His first American car was a 1928 National Chevrolet, a car Trevor really liked. In fact he liked the make enough to update to another Chevrolet, this time a 1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe. The second Chev was a superb car, one which created many fond memories for Trevor and Kathryn because it was the car they went courting in and then drove on their honeymoon. By now Trevor was establishing his business and as it grew so did the need for transport, so the Chevrolet had to double as both family transport and as a work vehicle. Sadly while using it for work two of Trevor’s employees came to grief. Thankfully the driver and passenger came out fine; the Chevrolet looked after them but unfortunately couldn’t save itself, although the motor was salvaged and went on to power a jet boat. It was a sad day for Trevor and Kathryn, but in the back of their minds they always thought that one day an opportunity may arise to get another Chevrolet. Time went on, and as it did Trevor concentrated on his family and their business. The Shaws had several friends who belong to the Vintage Car Club, and from time to time club activities were discussed. Then with the passing of time a couple of things happened. Trevor retired and the opportunity came along to get another Chevrolet. It was an opportunity Trevor wasn’t about to let go, because it was the chance to buy another 1937 model, slightly different than the one he had previously, but fully restored.



Trevor says the car which is a Deluxe has a straight six motor, and is a delight to drive. The restorer of the car who had sold it to the person Trevor purchased it from recently contacted the Shaws, and has provided them with all the restoration documentation and photos. They are delighted to have this historical information, and were intrigued to find out the car was purchased new by Maling and Company, the business for whom Kathryn’s father Harry Hickman was a representative. The Shaws decided to join the Vintage Car Club, and because of all the fun and help they have received they are glad they did. Trevor has really got involved, and after just a short time as a member has become chairman of the local branch. Organising the annual Chairman’s Run is one of the many obligations which come with that job, and Trevor has planned this year’s run for Sunday 17 March – St Patrick’s Day. Since being involved with the club Trevor has realised the benefits of membership, and he would like to make other motoring enthusiasts aware of them. Trevor would also like others to know that the Vintage Car Club caters for various vehicle categories, not just very old or veteran machines. These categories provide for all vehicles over 30 years old, and the club encourages owners of these “newer” vehicles to take part in their activities. With this is mind this year’s Chairman’s Run will not be restricted to members, but is open to anyone who wishes to come along in vehicles built before 1983. The event will begin at 9.30am, and will follow an interesting route along sealed roads all the way. Entry is free and those taking part just need to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at a very pleasant mid-day stop. Trevor says it will be an opportunity for members of the public to join other enthusiasts and see what the Vintage Car Club does. And of course Trevor and Kathryn will be there in their Chevrolet, which is not only providing them with lots of motoring enjoyment and a link with the past, but also giving them something interesting to do as a couple Trevor and Kathryn Shaw show off their magnificent 1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe. in the company of like minded friends.

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Colin Chapman enters Motor Sport Hall of Fame

Colin Chapman surrounded by his life’s work, Lotus racing cars.

Colin Chapman CBE, the Lotus founder and engineer was recognised for his contribution to the automotive and motorsport industry at the 2013 Motor Sport Magazine Hall of Fame annual inauguration event recently, attended by Colin’s son and Classic Team Lotus founder, Clive Chapman. The motorsport glitterati attended a star-studded evening at the prestigious Royal Opera House where this outstanding engineer and visionary who became known for his technical innovations and Formula 1 ‘firsts’ was celebrated. Driven initially by his desire for motor racing, Colin Chapman built his first racing car in 1948 in a garage belonging to his girlfriend’s father. Now, over 60 years later Lotus has become both a class-leading manu-

facturer of desired sports cars and a globally respected automotive engineering consultancy. Team Lotus, the racing team Chapman formed went onto win seven Formula One Constructor’s Championships and six Drivers’ Championship titles. Today, the Lotus name in F1® has competed in over 500 Grand Prix races and had 80 Grand Prix wins. The 80th win was scooped last season when Lotus F1® driver Kimi Räikkönen stormed to victory during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Chapman’s genius saw him exploit engineering principles, applying them in new and innovative ways that would give his team the competitive edge on the circuit. Whilst a few of the innovations were banned, others went onto revolutionise the sport and still underpin F1® today. Lotus List of Firsts: First to use a sequential transmission in F1, Lotus Type 12 in 1957 First to use reclining driving position – Lotus Type 21 in 1961 First to put the spring damper units inboard for improved aerodynamics on the Lotus Type 21 1961 First to use a fully stressed monocoque chassis – Lotus Type 25 in 1962 First to introduce aircraft style bag tanks for fuel (big safety improvement)

Lotus Type 25 1962 First to “mould” the car precisely to the driver size and shape – Lotus Type 25 in 1962 First to successfully use the engine as a structural member – Lotus Type 43 in 1966 First in F1® to use full sponsors colour schemes – Lotus Type 49 in 1968 First in F1® to use a wedge shape front – Lotus Type 63 in 1969 First in F1® to use side mounted radiators – Lotus Type 72 in 1970 First to use a multi-element rear wing – Lotus Type 72 in 1970 First to introduce left foot braking and automatic clutch operation to F1 with the “four • pedal” Type 76 in 1974 First to manage airflow under the car including ground effects – Lotus Type 78 in 1977 First to introduced the concept of a rear diffuser on the Lotus Type 80 in 1979. First to design a carbon fibre monocoque – Lotus Type 88 in 1981 First to use twin chassis – Lotus Type 88 in 1981 First to use active suspen-

sion – Lotus Type 92 in 1983 First to use aerodynamic bargeboards – Lotus Type 97T in 1985 This great accolade sees Colin Chapman alongside other 2013 hall of fame inductees Niki Lauda, Damon Hill OBE, Graham Hill OBE, and Tom Kristensen join other similarly revered motorsport greats.

The Lotus is a club car of choice all over the world.

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Johnson brings new SS home at Daytona Holden’s newest export has cruised its way down Victory Lane. Five-time NASCAR series champion Jimmie Johnson won the 55th running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway at the wheel of a Chevrolet SS NASCAR, the racing version of Chevrolet’s new flagship sports sedan, which is based on the

forthcoming Holden VF Commodore. “Holden’s new retail export campaign couldn’t have got off to a better start,” said Holden Chairman and Managing Director Mike Devereux. “A win at Daytona is a major event, and a great way for Holden and Chevrolet to give the new SS some great early publicity in the market as the new flagship sports sedan.”

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Man City boss looks for perfect final result By Brendan McLoughlin Roberto Mancini was left admitting Manchester City need to win all 10 remaining Premier League matches if they are to snatch the title away from bitter city rivals Manchester United. The City manager, who was speaking after his side’s 1-0 escape against struggling Aston Villa yesterday, added United, who hold a 12-point lead over them, would also have to lose several matches if they were to retain the title they won in thrilling fashion on the final day of last season. “It is difficult. We have 30 more points to play for and we need to try to win. “We will see what happens at the end. Anything can happen in football,” said Mancini. “We need to win all the matches and they lose four or five.” Mancini, whose best hope of silverware probably lies in the FA Cup which he won two years ago, revealed Jack Rodwell is set to face a month on the sidelines after hobbling off during the game. It was yet another blow for the talented Rodwell, which came just 25 minutes into the contest in what was only his second start since September. “We are very sorry for Jack, he is a good guy and player. He is unlucky. It is his hamstring,” said 48-year-old Mancini. “I think it is impossible to resolve this problem in six or seven months when he has had it for five or six years. It will need more time. “I think he will be out until after the international break, it will be

three or four weeks. He is young, he played very well against Chelsea and here.” Villa, meanwhile, remain in 18th and were once again left to rue a costly lapse of concentration from one of their players at a key moment. As the clock ticked down in added first-half time, Villa appeared to have survived the onslaught - but then came Ciaran Clarke’s moment to forget. The defender, Villa’s last man, received a throw-in but loitered in possession. With Edin Dzeko now upon him, he elected for a drag-back in a desperate attempt to get himself out of trouble only to slip. Dzeko charged through before squaring to Carlos Tevez who, in typically clinical fashion, sold Guzan with a dummy before slotting past the beleaguered Clarke, by now desperately attempting to make amends on the line. It was a feat of finishing at its most ruthless and, although harsh on Villa, they only had themselves to blame - Clarke’s furious protests were waved away - and correctly so - by referee Mike Dean. Manager Paul Lambert admitted it was a mistake by Clark - but refused to condemn the defender. Their forthcoming matches against fellow strugglers Reading and QPR now take on even further importance, but Lambert insists they can take heart from yesterday’s display. “I thought we were well in the game. But that’s football. You pick yourself up and go again,” said Lambert. “The next two games are massive for us. If we play like that, we will give teams a fright that’s for sure.”  - AFP

• Boost for Warriors The Warriors are desperate to make a good start to the new NRL season to help them overcome the demons of last year and have been handed a good break with news halfback Shaun Johnson has been passed fit to play against Parramatta in their season opener on Saturday night. The 22-year-old playmaker hyperextended his right elbow during the Warriors’ 16-10 trial win against Brisbane in Dunedin 10 days ago and was initially thought he would be out for up to four weeks. Coach Matt Elliott was always optimistic Johnson would be ready to play the Eels and he’s named him in his first side for an NRL match. - APNZ

• CD coach steps down Central Stags coach Alan Hunt has confirmed that he will not seek an extension to his term with the team at the end of the season. Hunt has coached the Stags for three seasons, commencing in 2010 when he took the side to the Twenty20 Champions League in South Africa. Since that time the Stags have won the Plunket Shield this summer, the Ford Trophy in 2011/12 and made the final of the HRV Cup in 2010/11. “I looked at what I have achieved in my time and think that it is the right time to pass the baton on to someone else and explore other opportunities,” Hunt said.- APNZ Photo tetsuro mitomo 050313-tm-083

Round the domain a popular route

Runners, joggers and walkers have been gathering in healthy numbers at the Ashburton Athletics Club’s run series. With 21 locals taking part last week, Jake Beeman and Nick Roulston were among a host of friendly competitors at the Ashburton Domain last night, making their way around the 5km track in the second week of the five week series. Organiser Peter Larkin said competitors of all shapes and sizes could turn up at the marked out track, either measuring up other competitors or racing against the clock. “The main objective is to give people the opportunity to run or walk around the domain and to get fit if they want to,” he said. With a $2 entry, competitors would get to run the track as well as put themselves in with a chance to claim a spot prize.

Shutting down Lyon a tough assignment By Wayne Heming What do you give a young international playing his 50th game for his NRL club? In Brisbane centre Jack Reed’s case, you give him the toughest defensive assignment in the NRL, putting the brakes on Manly’s world-class attacking weapon Jamie Lyon. Reed, 24, has come a long way from playing for the Bribie Island Warrigals to representing his native England against Australia in the 2011 Four Nations. Marking up on eight Test veteran Lyon in Friday night’s 25th year anniversary of Brisbane’s 44-10 debut win over the defending premiers Manly in 1988 is about as tough as it gets. The importance of the defensive mission in a milestone game he never thought he’d play is not lost on Reed who wasn’t born when the two clubs first faced off. “He is one of the greatest centres and I have to take my job personally because shutting him down avoids 10 or 12 points,”

said Reed, who has defended the 30 year-old a few times already in his brief career. “I know a few of the (Manly) players personally and they say he is pretty much the heart and soul of the side so I have to do my job well. “He’s got the speed, the strength for a littler bloke, that kick, ball playing, it’s everything you want in a player. “I take it as a huge honour to come up against him and hopefully I can do my job.” Reed had a meteoric rise with the Broncos after initially joining the club on a trial invite out of the Queensland Cup for the 2011 pre-season. He has scored 19 tries in his 49 games but accepts the time has come to prove himself a consistent performer after a dream NRL start. “I was just happy to get my first jersey but to go on and play 50 (games) I never expected anything like this,” he said yesterday. “It’s been a dream couple of years (playing for England) but that is wearing off and it’s the real thing now.” - AAP

Expectations embraced By Wayne Heming

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Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez in control as City defeated Aston Villa by a solitary Tevez goal yesterday in the English Premier League.

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Jadeja 3-33); India 503 (C Pujara 204, M Vijay 167; X Doherty 3-131, G Maxwell 4-127).

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NBA results yesterday (home team in CAPS): CLEVELAND CAVS 97 New York Knicks 102 MILWAUKEE BUCKS 109 Utah Jazz 108 OT NEW ORLEANS HORNETS 102 Orlando M 105 MINNESOTA T-WOLVES 81 Miami Heat 97 DENVER NUGGETS 104 Atlanta Hawks 88 PORTLAND T-BLAZERS 122 Charlotte Bobcats 105 GOLDEN ST WARRIORS 125 Toronto Raptors 118

Cricket India v Australia India beat Australia by an innings and 135 runs in the second Test at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium yesterday. Scores: Australia 9(dec)-237 (M Clarke 91, M Wade 62; B Kumar 3-53, R Jadeja 3-33) and 131 (E Cowan 44, D Warner 26; R Ashwin 5-63, R

Allenton Bowling Club    Club Triples March 2 1st M.Cabout, B. Boothroyd and M. Knox 3 wins. 2nd T. Johnson, D. Thomas and B. Anderson 2 wins 1 draw. Ladies J10 Pairs March 4 1st W. Watson and A. Reid 4 wins 19 ends 38 points. 2nd R. Smith and R. Johnson 4 wins 15 ends 36 points. 3rd D. Bruce and J. Ryk 3 wins 1 draw 20 ends 39 points. Ladies Drawn Fours March 5 Winners W. Watson, J. Ryk, G. Smith and L. Manning. Runners up J. Kingsbury, J. Hammond, J. Trudgeon and B. Anderson.

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North Queensland coach Neil Henry believes the hype and expectation riding on his Cowboys to win their maiden NRL premiership is great for the club. Rather than shy away from reports the Cowboys are hugely popular with punters, Henry said such expectation could only bring out the best in his players in 2013. The Cowboys face the toughest road trip to start the season, battling Canterbury in Gosford on Saturday night in their opening NRL clash before travelling to Melbourne to face the team that beat the Bulldogs in last year’s grand final, the Storm. “There’s been a lot of hype and a lot of expectation there.

English Premier League results and standings Aston Villa 0 Manchester City 1 (Tevez 45+1) Tottenham Hotspur 2 (Bale 37, Lennon 39) Arsenal 1 (Mertesacker 51) Standings P W D L F A Pts Manchester United 28 23 2 3 68 31 71 Manchester City 28 17 8 3 51 24 59 Tottenham Hotspur 28 16 6 6 49 33 54 Chelsea 28 15 7 6 56 30 52 Arsenal 28 13 8 7 53 32 47 Everton 28 11 12 5 44 35 45 Liverpool 28 11 9 8 53 34 42 Swansea 28 10 10 8 39 34 40 West Brom Albion 28 12 4 12 38 37 40 Fulham 28 8 9 11 39 44 33 Stoke City 28 7 12 9 26 33 33 West Ham 28 9 6 13 32 41 33 Norwich City 28 7 11 10 27 45 32 Sunderland 28 7 9 12 31 38 30 Newcastle United 28 8 6 14 38 49 30 Southampton 28 6 9 13 39 51 27 Wigan Athletic 28 6 6 16 33 55 24 Aston Villa 28 5 9 14 26 53 24 Reading 28 5 8 15 34 54 23 QPR 28 3 11 14 21 44 20

“We don’t mind that,” he said. “It’s better to have expectation than hope. “Playing last year’s two grand finalists first up is tough but we can really build some early momentum if we play well.” Henry has handed the dummyhalf responsibilities to Englishman Scott Moore with Ray Thompson beating Robert Lui to the No.7 jumper. “Ray has been more consistent than Rob (Lui) who’s still a little out of touch after 12 months away from footy, but there wasn’t much in it,” said Henry. Henry conceded life could be a little easier against Canterbury with superstar fullback Ben Barba not playing after being stood down by the Bulldogs last month for personal reasons. - AAP

Golf Ashburton Golf Club Women’s Section, March 5 Medal, Rnd 2 Sunmeade Trophy, Rnd 2 HE Cook, Rnd 2 Longbeach Silver: Pauline Bell 70, Alison Hewson 71. Bronze I: Kay Fox 69, Di Engelbrecht 73 on c/b from Heather Robertson. Bronze II: Robynne Nicoll 65, Karen McRae 68. Bronze III: Wendy Suttie 69, Bernie White 73. Nearest The Pins: No. 4 Gabites: Joan Hetrick, No 8 House of Travel Ashburton: Alison Hewson, No.12 Lynn’s Small Salon: Jenny Mitchell, No. 14 Todds of Ashburton: Di Engelbrecht 2nd Shot to Green: Heather Trott

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• No card for Walsh Controversial referee Steve Walsh won’t be disciplined after complaints from the Hurricanes following their loss to the Reds in Brisbane last weekend. Canes coach Mark Hammett complained about Walsh’s performance in the 18-12 defeat and, while Bray conceded Walsh got a couple of calls wrong in the final 20 minutes, he got 93 per cent right overall. Walsh was also involved in an incident with Conrad Smith when he appeared to push the Hurricanes captain but SANZAR referees boss Lyndon Bray said there was nothing in it. “It’s just one of those things that happens on a rugby field, accidental contact between the two, because they’re both getting into exactly the same spot at the same time,” Bray said. - NZB

• India thumps Aussie

Sport Canterbury’s new chief executive Julyan Falloon.

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New man at the helm Sport Canterbury has appointed Julyan Falloon as chief executive of the Regional Sports Trust. Falloon has seven years’ experience in his current role as Sport Canterbury’s general manager and also has a background of sporting excellence, as a representative in football at a provincial and national level. Sport Canterbury is a charitable trust with offices in Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru, Greymouth and Hokitika that deliver funding assistance, resources, programmes and events that reach over 500,000 people each year. “These initiatives hold substantial value in terms of participation and health for our communities.” Sport Canterbury board chairman Tom Doocey said. Doocey praised Julyan for his work over the difficult period following the February 2011 Earthquake. “Julyan has shown an outstanding commitment to supporting our partners and regional sporting organisation,” Doccey said. “So many of them have achieved remarkable milestones despite facing tremendous setbacks over the past two years.

“(Julyan) will continue to show leadership for a team focused on delivering innovative programmes and events.” Falloon has been responsible for the general operations of the Trust as well as overseeing programmes and services, in the areas of young people, sport development and physical activity. More recently, Falloon has served as acting chief executive. “Julyan has insight into our entire region, from Mid and South Canterbury, to the West Coast and Westland. “He understands our challenges, and especially the opportunities we have to grow participation and partnerships in our communities,” board member Andrea Forrest of Greymouth said. “We will rely upon his experience in the areas of sport recovery as well as regional growth in sport and physical activity.” Fallon holds a Bachelor of Education Specialising in Physical Education and Diploma of Teaching from the University of Canterbury, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management from Massey University.

Stadium – Oxford Street Opening Duty – St Jos Titans - please get key from letterbox at 132 Victoria Street and have all open by 3.30pm. Each team is to provide a minimum of one person each for score-bench duty on their own game. When your game is finished please put your score-sheet into Results folder. Please ensure you are on time! 3.45pm St Jos Titans v Inter Celts (Julie McGrath, Nic Ross). 4.30pm Longbeach Lakers v New Name Coming (Julie McGrath, Barrine Ross) 5.15pm Longbeach Bouncers v Borough Bullets (Tessa Morrison, Kieran Hunt) 6.00pm St Jos Storm v Thunder (Emily Hickman, Nic Thomasson) 6.45pm The Saints v Borough Bulls (Hannah Ralston, Liam O’Connor) 7.30pm Herricanes v Robillards Rebels (Tania Rule, Justus Frank) Closing Duty – Robillard Rebels – please ensure all scoresheets are placed in the results folder (LEAVE FOLDER ON SCOREBENCH). The key is to be returned to letterbox at 132 Victoria Street the same Night Sports Hall – Tancred Street Opening Duty – St Jos Jazz - please get box from Stirling Sports and have all open by 3.30pm. Each

team is to provide at least one person each for score bench duty on their own game. When your game is finished please put your score-sheet into Results folder. Please ensure you are on time! 3.45pm St Jos Jazz v CPT Survivors (Paula Gilbert, Tania Rule) 4.30pm 7 Up v St Jos Diamonds (Scott Kelland, Hayden Adams). 5.15pm Taste The Thunder v George & Co (Hayden Adams,Sandra Hurley) Closing Duty – 7 Up - Please ensure all score sheets are placed in the results folder. Put in the box and return to Stirling Sports the next day. Bye Girls – Ball Bashers

Rugby league Warriors named Warriors team to play the Eels at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday (kickoff 7.30pm NZT): Kevin Locke, Glen Fisiiahi, Dane Nielsen, Konrad Hurrell, Manu Vatuvei, Thomas Leuluai, Shaun Johnson, Sam Rapira, Elijah Taylor, Ben Matulino, Feleti Mateo, Simon Mannering (c), Todd Lowrie. Interchange (two to be omitted): Ben Henry, Jacob Lillyman, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Pita Godinet, Steve Rapira, Charlie Gubb.

India have demoralised Australia by taking a two-nil lead in their four-Test series with a massive victory by an innings and 135 runs yesterday. The home side’s win in Hyderabad came at lunch on day four with spinners Ravi Ashwin (5-63) and Ravindra Jadeja (3-33) in dominant form. Resuming on day four on 2-74, Australia were bowled out for 131. It’s Australia’s first innings defeat since the 2010-11 Ashes series. Ed Cowan top-scored with 44 in a shocking collapse of 8-56 from Australia’s batsmen which followed their eight-wicket loss in the first Test in Chennai.- AAP

• Turner in for Barba Former NSW winger Steve Turner will replace Ben Barba at fullback for Canterbury’s opening NRL clash of the season against North Queensland in Gosford on Saturday. Barba has been stood down indefinitely due to off-field issues and Turner, who missed most of last season due to injury, will wear the No.1 jersey for the Bulldogs. Recent signing from Canberra Drury Low, who had been tipped to play fullback, will start on the wing. Des Hasler’s side will also be without senior forwards Sam Kasiano (groin), Frank Pritchard (leg) and James Graham (suspended). Tony Williams has been named in the back-row in his first game for the club. - AAP

• O’Connor wears 10 Wallaby star James O’Connor will shoulder a double dose of responsibility for the Melbourne Rebels in Friday night’s Super Rugby clash with Queensland. With regular skipper Gareth Delve missing a second straight match due to a shoulder problem, the 22-year-old O’Connor will again captain the side. And this time he will be doing it from the thick of the action at fiveeighth, having been shifted from fullback to replace incumbent Australian No.10 Kurtley Beale, who broke his left hand in last week’s loss to the Waratahs. O’Connor is set to square off against Quade Cooper, another player with serious designs on the starting five-eighth’s position for the Wallabies in the upcoming Tests against the Lions. - AAP

• Liverpool’s big debt Liverpool owners have been hit by a set of “painful” financial results that highlight the cost of investing heavily in players who have failed to re-establish the club as a force in England or Europe. The debt at Liverpool was revealed yesterday to have risen by one-third to STG87.2 million ($A130 million), while losses of STG40.5 million ($A60 million) were accrued during the 2011-12 season. - AP

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, March 6, 2013



‘It’s all about attitude’ By Sue Newman

When you own a horse like The Hand of Faith, trainer Lenny Faber knows that just about anything can happen – and often does. The six-year-old has an impressive race record, having earned his interests more than $90,000, but he’s also earned them an impressive number of vet’s bills over the years too. It would be fair to say, Faber said, the horse called Jimmy around the stable, is accident prone. Over the past three years he’s spent as much time out of racing as he has in, mooching around the stables while his latest injury heals. And with a run in the Auckland Cup looming today, Faber’s keeping his fingers crossed that the big horse will keep out of trouble until after the race has run.

For any trainer, just making the cut into the Cup field is a huge achievement, but for The Hand of Faith making the race start might involve as much luck as it does talent. “He’s had a very disrupted build-up but he’s been back in work for the past two weeks; touch wood, nothing’s gone wrong since Invercargill. “When he does something, he does it 150 per cent whether that’s good or bad,” Faber said. Jimmy’s injury tally is impressive – he’s tripped coming out of a float, wears three pins in a rear leg after a training injury, twisted a shoe and went lame, and that’s just for starters. Faber is hoping the time and patience he’s taken each time in working the horse back to good health will be repaid today. ‘’We’ve taken our time with him to make sure he’s okay,’’ he said.

The horse and trainer have put in the hard work in terms of race readiness, but before he left Ashburton on Saturday Faber knew the trip north would be fraught with accident potential for Jimmy. “He’s great when he goes to Riccarton. “We’ve had 12 cheques there from 15 races. “ He has a routine with Riccarton that he’s comfortable with.” The long trip to Auckland will be another story. Its success lies in keeping Jimmy calm and happy, and keeping a cap on his ability to lash out at anything that surprises him or that he doesn’t like. “He’s quite an aggressive horse, quite unpredictable, but he has been to Queensland to race and he handled that okay. “It’s all about his attitude. “That makes him a good racehorse, but he’s a horse

where you have to plan everything and think ahead to eliminate any possible problem.” In Auckland, The Hand of Faith has had a couple of light runs before today’s big race, where he joins 17 other top-rated horses over 3200m chasing $500,000 in stake money. Given his unpredictability and his disrupted buildup, Faber says he’s more hopeful than confident of bagging a win in the cup, but given The Hand of Faith’s aggressive race day temperament and his ability, he admits he’s quite capable of doing the job on the day. The Hand of Faith is the only South Island horse in the cup, and will be ridden by Chris Johnson. Right: Lenny Faber, hoping for big things with The Hand of Faith in today’s Auckland Cup.

Sangster the one to beat Cambridge galloper Sangster looks a special in today’s $500,000 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup. But don’t tell that to some of the rival trainers. Lance Noble isn’t confident of topping Sangster with classy mare Annie Higgins, but nor will he be surprised if that happens. Noble is delighted with the way Annie Higgins will present for the big race. “She hasn’t had a lot of luck and her work in recent weeks has been first class,” Noble saidd yesterday. Like a few of her rivals, Annie Higgins has not faced a 3200m race. “Leith Innes, who has been riding her, is adamant the 3200m will not be a problem for her,” said Noble.

Annie Higgins has at times shown a tendency to over-race in some of her staying races, but Noble believes the circumstances this time are in her favour. “The inside barrier will help her settle. She will come out of No 4 if the emergencies are scratched and that will help her be buried behind them (the lead horses). “It also means she won’t have to be hunted up early and start pulling.” With Leith Innes suspended, Annie Higgins will be ridden by Vinnie Colgan, an extremely cool staying rider. “If Vinnie gives her the same ride he gave Habibi we’ll be very pleased,” said Noble. “Sangster is really good and he’s probably a shade fresher than most of the field. “The way the racing schedule around the

carnivals has changed these stayers can have a really long season. “Despite that Annie Higgins will strip a very fit horse.” Weight is an important factor in 3200m races and Sangster has the high ground there. He carried 59kg to win the Avondale Cup last start and drops to 54.5kg this time. A win by Annie Higgins would be a great farewell present to Colgan, who is heading to a contract as stable rider for Tony McEvoy in Adelaide. Top Victorian rider Craig Williams rides the Stephen McKee-trained Chaparrone. She has been unlucky in recent racing and is one of the main dangers, particularly after her strong-finishing third in the Avondale Cup. - NZH

Auckland Cup Day fields, form, riders Auckland RC Venue: Ellerslie Meeting Date: 6 Mar 2013 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 1.10pm (NZT) QANTAS 2YO HANDICAP $20,000, 2YO HCP, 1100m 1 4256 Cheeky Boy (2) 57......................... V Colgan 2 Colours (4) 56.5.............................. A Calder 3 Horse Warrior (3) 56.5............... J McDonald 4 6x5. Rejoice (1) 56.5......................... M D Plessis 5 6 Kick Buttowski (7) 56....................... S Spratt 6 7x Crooked Still (8) 56..........................S Collett 7 7 Little Red Devil (6) 56.................... M Walker 8 3 Constellation (5) 55.................... M Cameron 2 1.45pm THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD 1200 $20,000, MDN, 1200m 1 Djokovic (5) 58.5........................... L Allpress 2 57827 Rule Breaker (7) 58....................... M Walker 3 43 Statham (4) 58........................... M Cameron 4 6x3 Twilight Dragon (2) 58.......... R Hutchings (a) 5 8963. View From The Top (10) 58...........M McNab 6 44 Balbowa (12) 58............................ O Bosson 7 4 Theodore (13) 58............................. M Wenn 8 One Cool Message (6) 58...........T Thornton 9 El Corby 58................................... Scratched 10 Inishmaan (1) 58............................ V Colgan 11 2 Anakela (11) 56......................... M D Plessis 12 2 Fame And Glory (9) 56.............. J McDonald 13 66x3 Hannah Mary (8) 56......................... S Spratt 14 3x Our Kismet (3) 56........................... A Calder 3 2.20pm MCEWIN MOTOR GROUP FAMILY MEMORIAL 1200 $30,000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1200m 1 0x314 Starguru dm (6) 59.5....................... S Spratt 2 x7919 Gaston tdm (2) 59.5................... J McDonald 3 41x12 Payette d (4) 59...........................C Dell (a2) 4 13340 Bellapin d (3) 55.5............... R Hutchings (a) 5 11125 Irish Encore d (1) 55.5............... M Cameron 6 84276 Nine Pin 54................................... Scratched 7 99423 Billie Jean King d (5) 54..............T Thornton 4 2.55pm DDB SALVER RATING 65 $20,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 64x41 El Dorado Sun d (10) 59............ M D Plessis 2 05283 Fieldofdreams d (6) 58.5................. S Spratt 3 63461 Gold Rock d (8) 58.......................... M Wenn 4 221. Elusive Gold (3) 57.5................. M Cameron 5 x7612 Between Dreams d (4) 57 6 94137 Takeover dm (7) 57.....................M Sweeney 7 1816x Kool Gal d (1) 56.........................M Coleman 8 1 Tiger Moss d (9) 55.5...................... C Grylls

9 7x55x Blooming Hell (5) 55................... L Satherley 10 70354 Courier d (2) 54.5............................... S Dye 5 3.30pm WESTBURY CLASSIC (GROUP III) $70,000, F&M SW+P, 1400m 1 13115 Final Touch dm (2) 59..................C Johnson 2 28815 Fleur de Lune td (8) 58.......................J Jago 3 03388 Platinum Princess tdm (3) 58.......... K Myers 4 97810 Fazzle tdm (10) 57 5 12813 Miss Pelear tdm (1) 57.....................N Harris 6 21107 Viadana td (14) 56..................... M D Plessis 7 33476 Lady Chaparral dm (13) 56..............R Myers 8 2321x Amberio dm (4) 55.5...................... H Tinsley 9 98526 Full Of Spirit td (12) 55.5............... V Colgan 10 52451 Kekova d (15) 55.5........................ L Allpress 11 34x22 Xanadu tdb (5) 55...................... J McDonald 12 11123 Diademe (9) 55............................. O Bosson 13 67482 Beyond Desire d (7) 55.................. M Walker 14 x0701 Hell Yeah d (11) 55..........................S Collett 15 3908x Joy’s Choice (6) 55.....................M Coleman 16 x11x4 The Lions Rule 55........................ Scratched 6 4.05pm LINDT GOLD BUNNY MILE $20,000, MDN, 1600m 1 93x23 Notforlong b (6) 58.5....................T Thornton 2 48822 Ryan John b (11) 58.5..................... M Wenn 3 05592 Gordyfromgreatbarr (9) 58.5............... S Dye 4 4333 Stamen b (10) 58.......................... O Bosson 5 2 Ambitious Champion (1) 58....... M Cameron 6 8x444 Flicka Of Gold (2) 58................. M D Plessis 7 29 Borrett Boy (12) 58........................ M Walker 8 556 Workmans 58................................ Scratched 9 923x7 Itsa Fluke (3) 56.5....................... L Satherley 10 00Px Tamara Storm (7) 56.5................... R Norvall 11 22 La Spinetta (5) 56................ R Hutchings (a) 12 73224 Secret’s Only (13) 56................. J McDonald 13 67x64 Ekraar Superior (8) 56................... V Colgan 14 596 Zizi (4) 56................................. P Turner (a1) 7 4.40pm MCKEE FAMILY SUNLINE VASE (GROUP III) $70,000, 3YOF SW, 2100m 1 84481 Ray’s Girl td (6) 56.5.......................D Walker 2 9x132 Decorah (1) 56.5........................ M Cameron 3 17281 Blanket Bay (10) 56.5.................M Coleman 4 27P11 Coat du Roan (7) 56.5.................. L Allpress 5 01415 Atacama t (4) 56.5..................... J McDonald 6 13471 Aurora Lights t (3) 56.5................. O Bosson 7 35551 Sultry Assassin (8) 56.5.................. A Calder 8 72505 Catalma (5) 56.5............................ M Walker 9 x6613 More Than Sacred (9) 56.5........ M D Plessis 10 17100 Sky Hi Baby (2) 56.5....................T Thornton 11 57418 Raffaella 56.5................................ Scratched


5.15pm THE GUCCI SPRINT RATING 65 $20,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 23213 Righteo (3) 58.5......................... J McDonald 2 3513 Zero Tua Hundred db (1) 58.......... V Colgan 3 8x241 Biggin Hill d (7) 57.5....................... A Calder 4 44323 Melody Celebre td (9) 57........... A Collett (a) 5 55442 Dreamcoat t (4) 56..................... M D Plessis 6 21 Carnavalito d (8) 56............. R Hutchings (a) 7 1 Vogue d (2) 55.5........................... O Bosson 8 81383 Little Rocket d (6) 55....................... K Myers 9 31800 Deo Volente 54.5.......................... Scratched 10 24750 Pachenko d (10) 54.5.................... M Walker 11 10987 Aimees Gold d (5) 54....................... S Spratt 9 5.55pm BARFOOT & THOMPSON AUCKLAND CUP (GROUP I) $500,000, OPN HCP, 3200m 1 84296 Spiro (14) 59.................................. H Tinsley 2 13910 Blood Brotha dm (6) 57................ L Allpress 3 11107 Ransomed (20) 56......................... M Walker 4 05259 My Scotsgrey tdm (4) 55........... J McDonald 5 20708 Back In Black (15) 55................ M Cameron 6 00211 Sangster tm (2) 54.5..................... O Bosson 7 70744 Crocodile Canyon mb (16) 54.5......D Walker

Sam Spratt has the ride on Kick Buttowski in the first on the card at the Auckland Cup meeting today

8 41026 Annie Higgins tb (5) 54........................ V Colgan 9 20005 Single Minded t (10) 54................... C Grylls 10 11006 Hiace t (21) 54.................................N Harris 11 83108 The Hand Of Faith (8) 53.............C Johnson 12 10142 Savanah Rush tm (18) 52.5....... M D Plessis 13 62380 Arcenciel (22) 52.5...........................R Myers 14 66553 Zara Dancer t (3) 52.5....................... M Hills 15 12774 El Soldado t (9) 52.5...........................J Jago 16 33363 Chaparrone t (11) 52................... C Williams 17 24063 Inanoff b (17) 52.............................. M Wenn 18 21686 Grande Bellezza t (7) 52.............M Sweeney 19 77230 Miss Isle (13) 52 20 73324 Princess Kyoto (19) 52 21 77024 California t (1) 52 22 60798 Cottonwood Sky m (12) 52 Em: Miss Isle, Princess Kyoto, California, Cottonwood Sky 10 6.35pm MORE FM MILE RATING 65 $20,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 Px2x3 Amadeo (1) 59.................................S Collett 2 43153 Arizona Jazz d (9) 59...............M Cropp (a3) 3 214. Leave Pass d (3) 58.5...................... C Grylls 4 x5721 Team Pete td (5) 58.5................ A Collett (a) 5 64421 Celtic Star d (7) 58..................... M D Plessis 6 6818 Due North d (8) 57.5...................... M Walker 7 56643 The Prophecy (11) 57.5..............M Sweeney 8 13804 Dillinger db (6) 57.......................... H Tinsley 9 x0315 Lady Eiko (4) 56.5 10 04652 Sophie’s Gem (10) 55.5............. J McDonald 11 00344 Pay Attention (2) 54.........................R Myers Blinkers on : Balbowa, Anakela (R2), Blood Brotha, Annie Higgins (R9) Blinkers off : Fazzle (R5), The Hand Of Faith (R9) Winkers on : Crooked Still (R1), Rule Breaker (R2) LEGEND: b - Beaten favourite at last start c - Won at this distance on this course d - Won at this distance on another course h - Home track m - Won in heavy going - Won at track X - Spell of three months SELECTIONS Race 1: Cheeky Boy, Horse Warrior, Constellation, Colours Race 2: Anakela, One Cool Message, Our Kismet, Balbowa Race 3: Irish Encore, Payette, Starguru, Bellapin, Gaston Race 4: Elusive Gold, Tiger Moss, Between Dreams, Takeover Race 5: Miss Pelear, Xanadu, Final Touch, Fleur de Lune Race 6: Stamen, La Spinetta, Ambitious Champion Race 7: Ray’s Girl, Atacama, Decorah, More Than Sacred Race 8: Righteo, Dreamcoat, Carnavalito, Vogue, Biggin Hill Race 9: Sangster, Chaparrone, Annie Higgins, Ransomed Race 10: Leave Pass, Lady Eiko, Dillinger, Celtic Star

Manawatu HRC fields, form, drivers Manawatu H R C Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 6 Mar 2013 NZ Meeting number: 7 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 2.40pm (NZT) OUTBACK TRADING HANDICAP TROT $6000, 3yo+ up to 5 wins spechcp trot, stand, 2500m 1 53 Jomo fr.......................................... Scratched 2 30043 Cascadia fr.................................... Scratched 3 68468 Foray (1) fr......................................M Hickey 4 6D647 Rich Earl (2) fr............................... F Cossey 5 25422 Door Slammer fr........................... Scratched 6 73812 Miss Middleton (1) 30....................N Chilcott 7 02645 Thanks Charlie (2) 30................... S Dickson 8 x8231 Seen (3) 30....................................T Mitchell 9 41335 Dancingwiththestars (4) 30.........P Ferguson 10 86697 Sunbrite (5) 30.......................... J I Dickie (J) 11 65210 Desert Storm (U1) 30.......................B Taylor 12 76080 Jaccka Creek (U2) 30............ A Poutama (J) 13 10909 Broke (U3) 30............................... D Butcher 14 65176 Palais Royal (U1) 40.................. J Abernethy 15 89564 Rarangi Jewel (1) 50.........................J Curtin 16 97008 Bon Ton Cherie (2) 50.............. K Chittenden Emergency: Bon Ton Cherie 2 3.13pm MATT & MARION HICKEY MOBILE PACE $6000, 2yo+ non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 96863 Waipipi Falcon (1) fr................... J Abernethy 2 44294 Karitane Whisper (2) fr.................. S Dickson 3 09 Cougar Bromac (3) fr......................S Phelan 4 68x56 Lisdelight (4) fr...............................N Chilcott 5 8 Bettor Pack A Pistol (5) fr............. D Butcher 6 508x4 Harlow Franco (6) fr..........................J Curtin 7 Te Kawau (7) fr............................. P Butcher 8 231x6 Silent Night (21) fr..........................T Mitchell 9 84274 Showmethemoneyhoney (22) fr.. P Ferguson 10 08704 Real Life Hero (23) fr........................B Taylor 11 55 Bronze Ecstasy (24) fr.............. J I Dickie (J) 3 3.48pm DEVINE HEALTH MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 x0570 Eyre Hostess (1) fr................. A Poutama (J) 2 9905x Four O Eight (2) fr.................... S Lawson (J)

3 32467 Advanceforyou (3) fr..................... P Butcher 4 7798x Mara’s Illusion (4) fr................... J Abernethy 5 26902 Wards Creek (5) fr.................... J I Dickie (J) 6 96204 Huckleberry Finn (6) fr................P Ferguson 7 26934 Kotare Kano (7) fr.................... Z Butcher (J) 8 90392 Monets Daughter (21) fr...................J Curtin 9 78308 Silver Sauvignon (22) fr.................N Chilcott 10 0 Joshua Ross (23) fr.......................T Mitchell 11 7x8 Bute Mach (U1) fr......................... D Butcher 4 4.23pm ROSE CITY FUNERAL HOME MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 64488 Gilted (1) fr............................... K Chittenden 2 82332 Cullies Delight (2) fr.......................T Mitchell 3 9905x Four O Eight fr.............................. Scratched 4 06x70 Ride In A Porche (3) fr....................S Phelan 5 870P9 Hey Knowitall (4) fr....................... S Dickson 6 55000 Vicky Violet (5) fr...............................J Curtin 7 Donegal David Rex (6) fr.......... J I Dickie (J) 8 889 JC Jock (21) fr...................................K More

Zac Butcher drives Jonny Wilkinson in the David Stowers Mobile Pace at the Manawatu meeting tonight.

9 43635 Oncewerechristians (22) fr....... Z Butcher (J) 10 64x34 Scandal Leave fr........................... Scratched 11 3x0 Stagefright (23) fr..................... S Lawson (J) 12 80P09 Bobby Brown (U1) fr......................N Chilcott 13 Electric Chapel (U2) fr.................. D Butcher Emergency: Four O Eight 5 4.58pm ITM BUILDING SUPPLIES MANAWATU MBL PACE $6500, 3yo+ 1 win mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 65921 Masterful (1) fr............................P Ferguson 2 00064 Eagle Eyes (2) fr................................K More 3 03476 Crown Prince (3) fr................... J I Dickie (J) 4 14681 Rocknroll Lass (4) fr........................S Phelan 5 84232 Bazza’s Choice (5) fr............. A Poutama (J) 6 23665 Real Tricky (6) fr............................ D Butcher 7 22823 Donostia (7) fr.......................... Z Butcher (J) 8 33856 Pilot Officer (21) fr.........................T Mitchell 6 5.30pm POWER FARMING MOBILE PACE $6500, 3yo+ 1 win mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 44739 Millwood Roxy (1) fr.......................N Chilcott 2 80584 Flyin Louie (2) fr..................... A Poutama (J) 3 96488 Howzat (3) fr................................. D Butcher 4 43213 Alison’s Jet (4) fr.............................S Phelan 5 39802 Escape The Fate (5) fr............. Z Butcher (J) 6 46160 Jack Bates (6) fr......................... J Abernethy 7 38592 Ollie One (7) fr.............................. P Butcher 8 63548 Mia’s Dream (21) fr.................. K Chittenden 9 45527 Dixey Styx (22) fr........................P Ferguson 10 04709 My Peruvian (23) fr................... J I Dickie (J) 7 6.08pm HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID STOWERS MBL PACE $7500, 3 to 5 wins +claimer mob. pace, 2000m 1 00x00 Shewasashowgirl (1) fr..................N Chilcott 2 77531 Suu Kyi (2) fr.....................................J Curtin 3 01264 Kilarney Guy (3) fr........................ P Butcher 4 52321 Stormy Breeze (4) fr.................. J Abernethy 5 86523 Jonny Wilkinson (5) fr.............. Z Butcher (J) 6 5848x The Waiotapu Wonder fr............... Scratched 7 69144 Carlos (6) fr.................................P Ferguson 8 P2446 Dougie Maguire (21) fr.................. D Butcher 9 71206 Houhora Dream (22) fr.............. J I Dickie (J) 10 6P448 The Magic (23) fr..................... S Lawson (J)


$7500, 3 to 5 wins mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 22112 Thrill Factor (1) fr..................... Z Butcher (J) 2 2x128 Bagger Vance (2) fr....................... D Butcher 3 85839 Motu Just In Time (3) fr............. J I Dickie (J) 4 33448 Maravu Haley (4) fr.................. S Lawson (J) 5 34256 Busy Being Fabulous (5) fr........... P Butcher 6 35557 Latte Lass (6) fr..............................S Phelan 7 13112 Lifesofine (7) fr............................P Ferguson 8 06757 County Down (21) fr.......................N Chilcott 9 83436 Strawbs Fire Chip (22) fr...............T Mitchell 10 00645 Broadway (23) fr...........................P Fleming 9 7.15pm MANAWATU HRC MEMBERS MOBILE PACE $7000, 3yo+ 2 wins mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 40797 Rimutoto Prince (1) fr.............K Marshall (J) 2 212D1 Dionysus (2) fr....................... A Poutama (J) 3 85318 Roxanne (3) fr............................ J Abernethy 4 34357 Sierra Franco (4) fr................... J I Dickie (J) 5 09300 Ryan’s Way (5) fr.......................... S Dickson 6 70362 No Liability (6) fr.........................P Ferguson 7 5P024 Thomas Hamilton (7) fr................. P Butcher 8 61070 Prime Legal (21) fr............................J Curtin 9 60311 Mister Harris (22) fr....................... D Butcher 10 22143 Brooke Brad Carolina fr................ Scratched Pacifiers off : Desert Storm (R1) LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {} Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down SELECTIONS Race 1: Miss Middleton, Seen, Palais Royal Race 2: Bronze Ecstasy, Waipipi Falcon, Silent Night Race 3: Wards Creek, Monets Daughter, Huckleberry Finn Race 4: Cullies Delight, Oncewerechristians, Donegal David Rex Race 5: Rocknroll Lass, Masterful, Donostia, Bazza’s Choice Race 6: Dixey Styx, Millwood Roxy, Alison’s Jet, Ollie One Race 7: Dougie Maguire, Carlos, Suu Kyi, Stormy Breeze Race 8: Bagger Vance, Lifesofine, Thrill Factor, Maravu Haley Race 9: Mister Harris, Dionysus, No Liability

Photo Tetsuro Mitomo 010313-TM-225

Caviar’s record rolls on The world’s fastest horse became even faster at Flemington on Saturday as Black Caviar produced one of the most spectacular performances of her celebrated career. In her first run in eight months, and her first since her career was threatened by injury, the champion mare maintained her unbeaten record with her third Lightning Stakes win and her 23rd victory from as many starts. In front of a crowd that applauded her from the time she walked into the paddock until she was led away after the race, Black Caviar won as she liked, setting her first track record. But the win was about more than records and winning margins. It proved the horse which is arguably the best to have raced in Australia in more than 80 years is fully recovered from the injury that threatened to end her career at Royal Ascot last June and is ready to stretch her winning streak. “We thought it was over,” Moody said. “I’m just so proud. It’s great to have her back.” A man of little emotion, Moody was close to tears as he attempted - and failed - to describe his feelings.

“Stick around and you might see a tear,” he said. Black Caviar galloped as fluently and as strongly as ever from the moment the gates opened until she crossed the line at the end of the 1000m in 55.42 seconds, 0.08 faster than the previous best set by Special in 1988. Moody cared little for the record. But he cared greatly for the effort of a horse that has made him a racing institution and herself one of the best racehorses that has ever lived. “How do you describe her?” he asked. “I can’t, I really can’t.” For jockey Luke Nolen there was redemption for the dreadful miscalculation he made at Ascot when he stopped riding Black Caviar 20m from the finish of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and was almost caught. “I didn’t drop me hands on her today,” Nolen said. “I just sat there and squeezed.” As dominant as Black Caviar was in the Lightning, Nolen said she had been affected by the heatwave conditions. “I think she was knocked around a bit by the heat today,” he said.

“But she was pretty good once we got going. “She just continues to amaze me.” Some of the most vivid praise for the mare came from rival jockeys. Glen Boss, who rode second favourite Shamexpress, tried to match it with Black Caviar but was gone at the 300m. “You try and go with her, but we were all at our top and she hadn’t let go yet.” Daniel Stackhouse, who rode stablemate and third placegetter Golden Archer, was both amazed and disillusioned. “You think you’re going as good as her and then she just takes off and leaves you in the dust,” he said. Craig Williams said his mount Satin Shoes “did a great job” for fourth, noting the track record time set by the undefeated champ. “I remember Special when I was a kid, she was an unbelievable sprinter and Black Caviar broke her record today,” Williams said. Black Caviar’s immediate future remains undetermined, but could include one more run in Melbourne and further races in Sydney and possibly Brisbane before she goes to the breeding barn in the spring.  - AAP

Wanganui greyhounds Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway Meeting Date: 06 Mar 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.02pm ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 1 8 Car Wreck nwtd...........................B Goodwin 2 Blairly Alive nwtd...............................L Ahern 3 85583 Homebush Smoke nwtd............ S Gommans 4 63331 Waiwhata Dream (c1) nwtd..........M J Lozell 5 64x Maddie Brand nwtd........................... B Dann 6 63542 Uno Green nwtd L &........................... Wales 7 Eruza nwtd........................................L Ahern 8 42433 Sydenham Opal nwtd....................J Harland 9 86458 Circle of Life nwtd.......................R N Maisey 10 587 Sectioned nwtd...........................M Goodwin 2 12.21pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 305m 1 55847 Yeah Nah nwtd.....................................L Udy 2 46447 Knocka Off Time nwtd....................J Harland 3 One Way Paeroa nwtd......................L Ahern 4 38378 Blue Rush nwtd L &............................ Morris 5 824 Speedy Feet nwtd...................... K B Benson 6 865F5 Cuts Deep nwtd.......................... B Johnston 7 55845 Mic Player nwtd.......................... W Hodgson 8 Where’s Rican nwtd...................J McInerney 9 866 Opawa Rufus nwtd L &....................... Wales 10 587 Sectioned nwtd...........................M Goodwin 3 12.40pm GUTHRIE BOWRON FINAL C0f, 305m 1 84341 Techno Tacho (c1) 18.04 F &..........Turnwald 2 24 Danny Sheen nwtd...........................L Ahern 3 26463 Prefontaine (c0) nwtd.................J McInerney 4 24311 Ringa Ding (c1) 17.86................J McInerney 5 73341 Azure Dreams (c1) 18.07..............J Harland 6 1 Just A Boy (c1) 17.93 K &.................Phillips 7 25125 Cawbourne Bree (c1) nwtd........J McInerney 8 21 Got Value (c1) nwtd..........................L Ahern 9 42433 Sydenham Opal (c0) nwtd.............J Harland 10 63331 Waiwhata Dream (c1) nwtd..........M J Lozell 4 12.59pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD LTD HT1 C0q, 520m 1 442 Just Like Prince nwtd.......................S Maher 2 583 Alamein Gus nwtd K &.......................Phillips 3 46262 Amy Wineglass nwtd.................A Duganzich 4 66652 Kylie’s Belle nwtd.............................S Maher 5 52534 Gucci Rush nwtd L &.......................... Morris 6 78 Fair To Fine nwtd U &................. McCracken 7 2224 Thrilling Marty nwtd......................... K Walsh 8 24 Opawa Albie nwtd L &........................ Wales 9 77767 Puppet Master nwtd....................R N Maisey

10 45788 Alamein Dream nwtd K &..................Phillips

5 1.19pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR HT 2 C0q, 520m

1 76456 Alamein Eel nwtd.................................J Udy 2 33x Thrilling Olive nwtd.......................... K Walsh 3 4 Opawa Goodie nwtd L &..................... Wales 4 76632 Opawa Jay nwtd L &........................... Wales 5 467F4 Belldeen nwtd...........................A Duganzich 6 Hunted nwtd K &............................ J Benson 7 55577 Versatile Richie nwtd.......................... R Udy 8 45776 Billy Holmes nwtd..........................J Harland 9 77767 Puppet Master nwtd....................R N Maisey 10 45788 Alamein Dream nwtd K &..................Phillips 6 1.37pm J P PRINT PETONE C1 C1, 305m 1 58325 Homebush Lestat nwtd..............J McInerney 2 65475 Doing The Time 17.76 L &.................. Morris 3 28562 Lotus nwtd...............................T McCracken 4 62472 Thrilling Squeal 18.01.......................G Quirk 5 x6483 Saucy Tomato 18.09.........................R Waite 6 46415 Cawbourne Brooke 17.83..........J McInerney 7 35375 Lissadell Toby 18.06...................... D Donlon 8 25323 Miss Foxy Minx 18.08 G &..................Denby 9 44658 Homebush Wild 18.16....................... C Clark 10 86855 Nelly Flaherty 17.98.......................J Harland 7 1.54pm WANGANUI SECURITY C1 C1, 305m 1 77348 Homebush Rosebud 17.69........J McInerney 2 32652 Kezz 17.97...............................T McCracken 3 x6x56 Bond Eclipse 17.87 L &...................... Morris 4 55557 Kurohara nwtd G &.............................Denby 5 35334 Seong Duk nwtd U &.................. McCracken 6 67564 Mrs. Bouquet 18.22........................J Harland 7 43744 Easy Silence 18.00....................J McInerney 8 145x4 High Fly Hunter 18.08.......................G Quirk 9 65648 Sedgebrook Skite 18.19......................F Kite 10 35775 Exact Master 17.90............................ B Hunt 8 2.12pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C1 C1, 520m 1 13172 Thrilling Tremor nwtd........................ K Walsh 2 36752 Otewa Bella 30.99.......................B Goodwin 3 68364 Secret Nadia nwtd L &........................ Wales 4 64363 That’s King 30.61........................ B Hodgson 5 47865 Hair She Is 30.50................................. L Bell 6 4167F Monkey Queen nwtd...........................W Kite 7 75875 Darby Lane nwtd L &.......................... Morris 8 46547 Marjanshar nwtd.................... R M Bannister 9 65657 My Lil Lucifer 31.45 K &.....................Phillips 10 18687 Five Too Many nwtd.....................B Goodwin 9 2.29pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C1 C1, 305m 1 44317 Working Camarade 17.91.............. D Donlon

2 87883 Homebush Buffy 17.51..............J McInerney 3 3x464 Tui Hotlips nwtd.................................G Quirk 4 15755 James Arthur 18.22 U &............. McCracken 5 16367 Alamein Rip 18.17 K &......................Phillips 6 57565 Sydilicious 18.06................................. R Udy 7 26836 Sub Silentio nwtd.........................B Goodwin 8 x8668 Thrilling Lyric 17.74........................... J Tapiki 9 65576 Kate Rose nwtd........................... C D Brider 10 88278 Red Hot Dutch 18.26.................. S Drysdale 10 2.47pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 C1, 520m 1 x5223 Eric’s Song 30.31........................ B Johnston 2 64775 Calm Brooke 30.86...........................G Quirk 3 5x855 Uno Orange nwtd L &......................... Wales 4 65615 Just Mac 29.92........................... B Hodgson 5 111 Sir Richie nwtd..................................L Ahern 6 52764 Wind Up Whitey nwtd..................B Goodwin 7 6251 Summer Tension 30.58......... E S Duganzich 8 66746 Belle Cadeau 30.76.............................S Kite Emergencies: 9 55587 Flying Rebel 30.93....................... C D Brider 10 18687 Five Too Many nwtd.....................B Goodwin 11 3.05pm BROAD ROOFING C1 C1, 305m 1 3P476 Gunna Excite 18.03 L &...................... Morris 2 36352 Opawa Crusher nwtd...........................J Udy 3 63547 Sedgebrook Lad 18.06........................F Kite 4 24666 Nuts For Sure 17.83................... B Johnston 5 64556 Bullabakanka 17.94.................T McCracken 6 86753 Working Waikato 18.23.................. D Donlon 7 87857 Cawbourne Tina 17.86......................... L Bell 8 34588 Homebush Colt 17.82................J McInerney Emergencies: 9 65576 Kate Rose nwtd........................... C D Brider 10 57667 Black Mercedes 18.04.............. S Gommans 12 3.22pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C1 C1, 305m 1 3884x Homebush Sue 18.17................... D Craigen 2 31246 All In All nwtd.......................................J Udy 3 28185 Scarilicious 18.03 L &......................... Morris 4 53675 Face The Demon 18.24.............. S Drysdale 5 27585 Showtime Addis 18.02.......................D Little 6 67366 Dogged Dan nwtd....................T McCracken 7 26446 Another Street 17.67..................J McInerney 8 255F6 Armour nwtd.....................................G Quirk Emergencies: 9 84478 Homebush Gwen 17.87.................... C Clark 10 54787 Cyclone Six 18.00............................. G Ross LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track



ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, March 6, 2013



Skipper optimistic, but realistic the order to bat at No 6, the home side goes into the test with a new opening combination of debutant Hamish Rutherford and Canterbury captain Peter Fulton. Ross Taylor returns from a self imposed exile and will slot back in at No 4, and Dean Brownlie will drop down one to No 5. The Black Caps are far from the settled side the English are. There are five changes to the playing XI which lost to South Africa by an innings and 193 runs at St George’s Park in January. Meanwhile, the touring side’s only selection dilemma appeared to be whether to persist with Nick Compton at the top of the order or promote Joe Root to do the job. Regardless, Cook insists his side will need to play its best cricket in what he believes will be a competitive series. “In all honesty the twenty/20 and the one-dayers showed how competitive both sides were,” Cook said.

By Adrian Seconi England captain Alastair Cook was doing his best to talk up New Zealand’s chances. Truth is, some of the most respected newspapers back in the United Kingdom have been carrying columns suggesting New Zealand belongs in a so-called second tier of test cricket. Even England’s shock loss to the New Zealand XI in Queenstown last week has done little to shake the belief this test series, which gets under way in Dunedin today, will be a walkover. The Black Caps have had a disrupted build-up, with bowler Doug Bracewell ruled out after he cut his foot while cleaning up after a party at his home at the weekend. That has helped fuel more pessimism. And with opener Martin Guptill also out with an injury and captain Brendon McCullum dropping down

“If we play to our potential we will be a hard side to beat, there is no doubt about that. “But with the way sport is you’ve got to be able to play to your potential to earn the right to get into good positions to win games.” Any complacency which might have been creeping into the English camp was snuffed out with its three-wicket loss in Queenstown. “We were a little bit sloppy in that warm-up game but, actually, some of the stuff which came out of it was really positive as well.” Stuart Broad got through plenty of overs and was not held back by his heel injury, and Ian Bell, Matt Prior and Cook were in good touch with the bat. “We were disappointed to lose that game, but actually it does not matter. “The important stuff starts [today].” McCullum is, if nothing else, an eternal optimist, but he is also realistic. “From our point of view we know

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this is a huge series,” McCullum said. “We are taking on one of the giants of world cricket and on the back of a tough South African series as well. “We know the importance of us showing a competitive and fighting spirit throughout this entire series is of future importance to cricket in this country.” With the Black Caps playing an extra batsman in the test, the decision whether to play veteran spinner Bruce Martin or Bracewell’s replacement, Ian Butler, is a curly one. McCullum was not able or unwilling to shed any light on which way the team was leaning. However, Otago has had a lot of success at the venue by bowling first and using a large contingent of seamers to get as much out of the pitch as possible before it dries out and gets low and slow. But there is also value in having a spinner in your attack to plug-up an end so you can rotate your seamers at the other. - ODT Brendon McCullum: knows the importance of cricket to his country

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Mount Hutt College’s Jackson Allred, 12, times his plunge into the relay race, diving over teammate Georgina Blackwell during the County Swimming Sports yesterday. The college pupils were among 170 Mid Canterbury youngsters aged 9-12, who competed in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly at the Ashburton Community Pool. The sports provided a platform for the top swimmers at their respective primary schools to measure themselves against the up-and-coming swimmers of Mid Canterbury. The top swimmers from yesterday will head to the Canterbury Swimming Sports on April 11. Photo Tetsuro Mitomo 050313-TM-009

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013




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SATURDAY: Drizzle at times. Southerlies dying out. MAX


Midnight Tonight


Wind less than km/h 30


FRIDAY: Mainly fine, drizzle at night with southerly change.



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Canterbury Plains

TODAY: An afternoon change to southerlies with a few showers. TOMORROW: Morning drizzle then fine. Northeasterlies developing.



Ashburton Forecast 26




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Fine at first. Cloudy periods with a few showers spreading from the south in the afternoon. Wind at 1000m: NW, 30 km/h at first, dying out by evening. Wind at 2000m: W rising to gale 70 km/h early morning, then easing to 20 km/h in the afternoon.


FZL: Above 3000m

Morning cloud and areas of drizzle, then fine. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: Light.

Mainly fine. However, becoming cloudy during the evening with areas of drizzle. Northeasterlies dying out in the morning and FRIDAY southerlies developing in the evening. Mainly fine. Low cloud developing about the foothills in the evening. Light winds.

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Areas of morning drizzle, then fine. Northeasterlies developing in the morning.


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fine fine fine fine fine fine fine showers showers showers cloudy showers showers

Fine at first. Southerlies spreading from the south during the afternoon, bringing cloud and a few light showers.

FZL: Above 3000m

NZ Situation

A ridge of high pressure affects most of New Zealand. However, a weak front moves onto the southern South Island on Friday, then moves north on Saturday, brushing eastern parts of the country.

SATURDAY Drizzle at times. Southerlies dying out.

SUNDAY Cloudy periods. Light winds.

SATURDAY Partly cloudy, drizzle at times in the east. Light winds.

SUNDAY Becoming fine. Light winds.

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River Levels


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 9:45 am, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 9:00 am, yesterday

110.2 3.37 5.94 43.0

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Canterbury Readings

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Ashburton Airport

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1.8 98.0

E 26

Christchurch Airport 21.4




0.0 58.0

NE 30

Timaru Airport



1.2 80.2

NE 31

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2 1 0

5:44 11:59 6:09 12:29 6:46 12:58 7:07 1:29 7:43 1:53 8:03 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 7:17 am Set 8:10 pm


Good fishing

Rise 12:44 am Set 4:05 pm

New moon

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Rise 7:18 am Set 8:09 pm


Good fishing Rise 1:48 am Set 4:55 pm

First quarter

20 Mar 6:28 am

Rise 7:20 am Set 8:07 pm


Good fishing Rise 2:56 am Set 5:37 pm

Full moon

27 Mar 10:29 pm

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