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If you closed your eyes when you were standing on Ashburton’s East Street yesterday you could be in any country, anywhere in the world. The smells, the sounds and the crush spoke of busy cities where food stalls line streets; open your eyes and you were one person among thousands at Ashburton’s signature Waitangi Day event, the Multi Cultural Bite festival. Yesterday’s festival was back for the fifth time, bigger, noisier and better organised than ever. At 10am stallholders were already behind their serving tables, food bubbling on gas rings. And the eager and hungry were out early too, with BNZ staff doing brisk business changing cash into festival dollars. By 10.30 stallholders were frantic with last-minute preparations, crowds – and anticipation – were beginning to build. The festival opened with a prayer from Reverend Tevita Taufalele, followed by the National Anthem and a welcome

from mayor Angus McKay. The Multi Cultural Bite festival, he said, was a reminder of how the community of Ashburton was evolving. “This is our chance to experience diverse countries of the world in just one day,” Mr McKay said. And that diversity was spelled out in the huge blend of cultures across 26 countries that provided an endless supply of food to the many thousands from around Canterbury who crowded East Street. For the stallholders, the day passed in a blur of faces, plates and food. By 2.30pm many had sold out, in spite of doubling the quantities they’d made last year. All were smiling and promising to be back next year. For Fernado and Ximani Tipacti from Peru, this year’s festival was their first and they couldn’t stop smiling. “We’ll definitely be doing this again,” Mr Tipacti said. The old hands like Marie Mareko said yesterday’s festival was up there with the best. The festival attracted a crowd of 14,000.


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Grieving Blanchett pulls out of US shows

Cate Blanchett has pulled out of a pair of US TV appearances because she’s too upset about the death of her friend Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Australian star was booked to appear on Good Morning America and Live! With Kelly and Michael to promote her new movie The Monuments Men, but she opted not to be a guest. Her representative confirmed the interviews were cancelled to “allow Cate the time and privacy to grieve for the loss of her friend Philip Seymour Hoffman”. She became close friends with the Capote star after working with him on 1999 film The Talented Mr. Ripley.



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Drug mule, 78, caught A Spanish senior citizen has earned the dubious distinction of becoming the oldest drug mule ever busted in Colombia. Barcelona native Jose Molla, 78, apparently decided that being on the wrong side of the law was worth the risk – until he was busted last week at El Dorado international loaded with 27 capsules of cocaine, police said. It is not common for cops to find the elderly working as mules. But police said Molla looked nervous as he tried to smuggle out the illegal drugs. They took an X-ray and found him internally packing 400 grams of coke. Now he’s in Bogota’s not necessarily cozy La Picota prison - hardly the sunny Spanish retirement Molla may have had in mind.



Man-in-undies sculpture causes stir A remarkably lifelike sculpture of a man sleepwalking in nothing but his underpants has made some Wellesley College students a bit uncomfortable, but the president of the prestigious women’s school says that’s all part of the intellectual process. The sculpture entitled “Sleepwalker” of a man in an eyes-closed, zombie-like trance is part of an exhibit by sculptor Tony Matelli at the college’s Davis Museum. It was placed at a busy area of campus on Monday, a few days before the official opening of the exhibit, and prompted an online student petition to have it removed. The sculpture is a “source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault” for many, according to the petition, which had nearly 300 signees. The petition started by junior Zoe Magid called on President H. Kim Bottomly to have the artwork removed. That appeared unlikely, according to a joint statement issued by Bottomly and museum Director Lisa Fischman. “The very best works of art have the power to stimulate deeply personal emotions and to provoke unexpected new ideas, and this sculpture is no exception,” the statement said. The sculpture “has started an impassioned conversation about art, gender, sexuality and individual experience, both on campus and on social media.”

Would-be burglar scared by singing fish Big Mouth Billy Bass apparently got the best of a would-be burglar in Minnesota. Authorities in Rochester say the motion-activated singing fish apparently scared off an intruder who tried to break into the Hooked on Fishing bait and tackle shop. The novelty bass had been hung near the door and would start singing Take Me to the River whenever someone entered the shop. The Olmsted County Sheriff ’s Office says the fish was found on the floor after the intruder knocked it down while breaking the door to get in. Sgt. Tom Claymon said the would-be burglar left without stealing anything, including cash that had been left in “a very visible spot”.


End of road for Samara Production of Russia’s no-nonsense Lada Samara, the boxy front-wheel-drive hatchback introduced in 1984, has finally come to a halt, Russia’s leading news blog reports. A total of 5,427,000 of the rugged car named after a tributary of the Volga river left the assembly lineup until the end of December last year. During its last year, the Samara, which was produced at the Renault-owned Avtovaz plant in Togliatti, found just 60,000 customers in Russia and the former Soviet republics. Dealer stocks are said to be enough to satisfy demand until the end of this year. The Samara is being replaced by the Lada Granta. The Samara was a basic vehicle devoid of modern safety features. It was produced in three, four and five-door designs. A Mark 2 version appeared in 1997. The booted variant was taken from the market in December 2012.


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Waterslide needed ‘from day one’ By Sue NewmaN

If Ashburton’s new aquatic centre fails to open with a water feature in place it will be short-changing the community, stadium fundraising chair Chris Robertson says. With trust chair Maurice Myers, Mr Robertson was updating the Ashburton District Council on community fundraising efforts which have now hit $5.7 million and he made the case for a water feature or hydroslide to

be part of the complex from day one. “It needs to be there to finish the facility off. It will never be cheaper or more efficient to install it than doing it now,” Mr Robertson said. The trust has discussed water slide options with the council with a decision expected next month. “I understand that the council is between a rock and a hard place but the general feeling is that we need to have it. If we do it, it needs to be a damned good

one – or two. Timaru built one but it will get boring and lose its pulling power,” he said. Raising money for the water feature would be far easier now rather than trying to re-start the fundraising effort in a year or two. By continuing to fundraise now specifically for the water feature it would give the fundraising a focus, he said. For the community to buy in to fundraising for the waterslide it needed to know it would be a top model that would offer chal-

lenge and an adrenalin rush, and that meant a higher price tag, Mr Roberston said. Mayor Angus McKay wanted to know how much it would cost to get a water slide that would satisfy the community and who the trust saw footing the bill. At $1 million, Mr Myers said he would be reluctant to buy anything that would satisfy the community, he said. “In terms of fundraising, we haven’t tested the market but from the outset this was de-

signed to be a recreational hub; this would complete it. It needs to be there from day one.” It was the experience with other aquatic centres with water features that they might just break even but the spin-off came in increased pool attendance and greater spend in the complex’s café and shops, he said. If the water feature is part of the pool complex when it opens next year, the council and the trust have yet to decide who pays and how much.


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Loieto Gallego from Spain is welcomed onto the Hakatere Marae by Piritahi Pia during Waitangi Day. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 060214-tM-282

An afternoon of games, song and education Waitangi Day at the Hakatere Marae was celebrated with an afternoon of games, song and education. While members of the marae were heavily involved in food stalls and enter-

tainment at the Multi Cultural Bite festival, they returned to their marae late in the afternoon to welcome visitors and to share with them a small slice of their culture.

Visitors were welcomed onto the marae and were then given an opportunity to learn Maori songs and games. The afternoon wrapped up with a hangi.

Woman trapped in Nelson cave rescued The woman trapped in a cave on the Takaka Hill near Nelson has been rescued. The woman had activated an emergency locator beacon after falling in part of the Ngarua Caves about 11am. The woman, aged in her 40s, spent

more than three hours down the 9m hole, but escaped with only minor injuries. She has been taken to hospital for observation but is only suffering cuts and bruises and a cut knee that could require stitches.


One of the six-strong rescue team abseiled down to put her in a harness and winch her to safety. It only took about 20 minutes to get her to the surface but much longer to set up the ropes needed for the rescue, a rescuer said. - APNZ

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Hefty clean-up bill likely By Sue NewmaN

The difference between being an outstanding neighbour and meeting its legal obligations could land the Ashburton District Council with a hefty bill. Last September’s wind storm not only cost the council thousands of trees, it was also left it with many kilometres of damaged fences between its plantations and its neighbours. While it is recovering some of the lost revenue from the trees, it is now faced with pay-

ing to repair neighbouring fences. At this week’s meeting of the council’s finance and business support committee, councillors debated whether they should meet their legal obligation to pay 50 per cent of boundary fence reinstatement or whether they should be seen to be good neighbours and offer to pay more. Initially councillors looked at paying to clear slash from its trees that lay across farmers’ paddocks but most of this has now been cleared.

If it opted to pay for full fence reinstatement and clearing trees from fencelines it could face a $100,000 bill. Under the Fencing Act, the council is required to pay 50 per cent of the cost of repairing boundary fences. About 10,500 metres are affected around the district and the council’s share of costs is likely to be about $50,000. Councillor Darryl Nelson suggested the council could go further than just its legal obligation, taking on a moral obligation to be a good neighbour

and pay a bigger share of the costs. “If I was a landowner next door I’d expect the council to pay for the lot,” councillor Stuart Wilson said. Peter Reveley agreed, saying it was likely all of the council’s costs had not yet “come home to roost”. While payments to farmers were likely to be retrospective, Mr Reveley said once the council agreed to pay even 50 per cent of costs, more claims would come in.

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Kitten in plastic bag A four-week-old kitten found in a tied up plastic bag at Mair Park has shocked the Whangarei SPCA which wants people to take unwanted animals to its drop-off boxes. The grey male kitten was found alive recently, but had such bad deformities in its two front legs that it had to be put down. The deformities would have been from birth, Whangarei SPCA centre team leader Andrea Honeybun said. “It was so bad - he could not lie or stand. He just couldn’t hold himself up.” - APNZ

Steve Irwin refuels The flagship of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is heading to Dunedin to refuel before rejoining the fight against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic. The Steve Irwin is due to arrive in Dunedin at 5.30pm today before departing on Sunday at 4pm. The vessel had its propeller temporarily entangled with ropes following a clash with Japanese whaling vessels last week. The visit would be the second Dunedin visit by a Sea Shepherd vessel this week, following the arrival of the Sam Simon on Monday. - APNZ

Stud herpes outbreak A neurological strain of equine herpes has struck in New Zealand for the first time - killing six thoroughbred horses and infecting six others. A further 30 are under observation at a Waikato stud farm, which authorities are refusing to name. A report says the virus - equine herpes virus type 1 - was first suspected on January 9 after neurological signs were detected in horses at a thoroughbred stud. On January 22, positive test results were then reported back to the MPI by a veterinary pathologist. Further tests results also came back positive. - APNZ

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Jemma Laird (left) and Ashley Anne Poulston at the South African stall which took out the best themed stall of the day award at yesterday’s Multi Cultural Bite festival. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 060214-tM-116

Ashburton festival a record-breaker By Sue NewmaN

If the stallholders were celebrating the success of Ashburton’s Multi Cultural Bite festival, so too were the organising committee. As the festival wound down and the dollars were counted, committee chair Sue van den Heuvel was heaving a sigh of relief that the sun and the crowds had both turned out on the day. For everyone involved in the event, the massive, ongoing community support was a huge

reward and a real acknowledgement of the multi-cultural place Ashburton had become, she said. “I’m absolutely thrilled that Ashburton people come out and enjoy this. There’s so much effort goes on behind the scenes with the preparation of food and the big entertainment groups. For Ashburton to support it, that makes it all worthwhile.” With the count-up of ticket sales almost completed, Mrs van den Heuvel said estimates were that crowd numbers had hit yet another record at 14,000.

“The challenge now will be next year and the size of the event. “It’s where to from here, but right now we’re just going to enjoy the next few days.” Several competitions ran throughout the day with celebrity chef Jax Hamilton leading a team of judges who were at the festival with just one thing in mind, choosing three winners. The best themed stall award went to South Africa, the best presented food stall was won by the Filipino Dairy Workers and the most enthusiastically

staffed stall was won by Japan number two. That stall had shown an amazing, unique approach to Kiwi/New Zealand food, Ms Hamilton said. And the Masterchef finalist was full of praise for Ashburton’s food festival. “This is absolutely fantastic. I’ve eaten my way around the world and just loved immersing myself in the day,” Ms Hamilton said. The festival was unique and it was an idea that should be replicated in other communities around New Zealand, Ms Hamilton said.

Civil Aviation Authority investigators are gathering evidence and interviewing pilot Robin Langslow to determine how his plane crashed on Tuesday, leaving him in intensive care and his passenger in a critical condition. Mr Langslow was attempting to land a Cresco top-dressing plane on his Otane farm when it crashed about 6am. Mr Langslow and his passenger, both believed to be in their 60s, were trapped in the cockpit and received serious and critical injuries before they were cut from the wreckage by emergency services. A CAA spokesman said air crash investigators were gathering information. - APNZ

Buyer snaps up a gem A tiny untouched beach shack surrounded by million-dollar mansions at an east coast beach has been snapped up by an Auckland doctor who plans to keep it just as it is. The buyer wants the quintessential Kiwi bach experience when he heads to the 70sq m 1920s weatherboard at Wainui Beach, about 10 minutes from Gisborne. The two-bedroom house on a 1528sq m section on Wairere Rd was on the market for the first time in 60 years and sold for $725,000 to an Auckland surgeon. - APNZ

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Bar boosts centre coffers By Sue newman

The Ashburton Trust Event Centre can thank money raised through its bar and catering facilities for it finishing the past six months trading on a positive note, says centre manager Roger Farr. In his six-monthly report to the Ashburton District Council, Mr Farr said 2013 had wrapped up with the centre in a much better position than had appeared likely earlier in the

year, 13 per cent above budget. “It’s pleasing to have come out the other side on a level footing and feeling confident with where we are currently sitting,” he said. The key to continuing to meet or exceed budget lay in attracting events that the community supported, Mr Farr said. Use of the venue had been steady for the last six months of 2013 although the auditorium had seen a 25 per cent drop in bookings against the

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same period in 2012. There had been a change in the booking schedules of some national touring events with Ashburton now missing out because Christchurch, Timaru and even Oamaru were preferred because of greater seating capacity, he said. During the year the auditorium averaged 11 days use each month, the Bradford Room, 10, the Green Room, 4 and the Foyer, 4. For the coming year, Mr Farr has asked the council for

$265,513, a $35,000 boost to his budget. The extra money is needed as a one-off grant to meet the cost of purchasing kitchen equipment and installing a CCTC security system. When the event centre opened the Ashburton Trust equipped the kitchens and provided all catering and bar services. This contract has since been terminated and the centre provides both services but has had to provide its own kitchen equipment.

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Waitangi Day, Ashburton style.

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Ashburton’s retail shops may have View or purchase been closed yesphotos online terday, but there was still plenty of Waitangi Day shopping to be had on East Street. From early morning, about 80 art, craft, food and clothing stalls were set up for business along the street, mirroring in every way the district’s big retail day out, Boulevard Day. This, however, was Waitangi on East, organised by Carol Johns. With the event run in conjunction with the Multi Cultural Bite festival it aimed to create a one-stop, full-on day of entertainment in Ashburton. It started early, and finished late and stallholders were rewarded with solid support from June Bain (left) and Ayleen Beatty, checking out the goods on offer at one of the many stalls the browsing public. that made up yesterday’s Waitangi on East gala. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 060214-tM-010

Entry forms are out for the coming Ashburton Society of Arts 50th annual exhibition, and guest artists have been decided. Opening night for the exhibition, which will be the last in the Ashburton Art Gallery building at Baring Square, will be April 7. The exhibition traditionally attracts about 500 entries from throughout New Zealand, and features a prestigious sponsored prize list. Spokesperson Mandy Casey said she was pleased with the long list of guest artists the society had secured, including painters who won awards at last year’s exhibition - Tina Yeatman of Ashburton, Henry Lowen-Smith of Geraldine, and Min Kim of Christchurch. Guest artists would also include potters, jewellery makers and glass and ceramic artists. Mrs Casey was looking forward to the exhibition, and working with the many volunteers who would help put it together. It would be particularly special being the society’s 50th, and being the last in the Baring Square gallery. “This is an exhibition not to be missed,” she said. The society was formed in 1964 to encourage the study and practice of visual arts, and acquired a building on Short Street where it set up a studio to host art shows and workshops. Entry forms are available by phoning committee member Ngaio McKee 308-4533, or at the Short Street Studio, and are due in with fees by March 14. After the opening on April 7, public viewing will follow, 10am to 4pm daily, with evening viewing on Wednesdays.

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Faces among the 14,000 at yesterday’s Multi Cultural Bite festival.


Ruta Paraia.

Tamaki Nishioka, 10.

Japanese drummers, Takumi.



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The international make-up of the Ashburton community was celebrated yesterday with the district’s fifth Multi Cultural Bite festival. About 14,000 people turned out to sample food from stalls representing 26 different nations. Guardian photographer Tetsuro Mitomo captured the action.


Ratu Hemi, 1.

Mele Vailanumahoni, Tonga.


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Jastine, 11 and Jayxan Caranay, 13 with Lorelie Nacis, 12. 060214-TM-001

Bill and Patricia Corbett.


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MC Phill Hooper and Shally Nacis.


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Su Keenan and nine-year-old Blair Donaldson, Thailand.

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Crowds flock to Waitangi By JameS Ihaka Wet and blustery weather has failed to keep the crowds away from Waitangi with hundreds pouring on to the Treaty Grounds. The grounds and its surrounds were buzzing with people of all ethnicities enjoying the festivities on what marks 174 years since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed despite the rain and wind. Earlier yesterday a number of waka departed from the Te Tii shoreline in front of an appreciative audience with a group of about 20 elderly pakeha performing a haka for the kai hoe (paddlers). A group opposed to deep sea mining in Te Reinga Basin completed their hikoi to the upper marae with a powhiri outside te whare runanga at Waitangi yesterday afternoon in a peaceful but spirited demonstration. Group spokesman Joel Bristow, who on Wednesday received an offer from Prime Minister John Key to go to Wellington to discuss his concerns about deep sea mining, said he was considering the invitation. “We were here to deliver a

message and not cause distraction as John Key initially said. “It was about delivering a message to our people that is we are trying to offer alternatives to our economy and environment.” Also at the upper marae at Waitangi were Ian and Katherine Kerr with their son Jake. The family from near Kerikeri said Waitangi was a “quintessential New Zealand experience” that Kiwis should participate in before heading overseas. “It’s a bit quieter this year, we were hoping to get warmed up by a bit of hot korero actually,” said Mr Kerr. “I get tired of people saying on talkback that it’s bad here, these people need to get here and get into it and see what it’s all about.” Dozens more are enjoying the stalls below the golf course at Waitangi. “It’s been an awesome day,” said Megan Vercoe, 16 of Ruakaka who has come to Waitangi for the festivities for the first time. “I think all New Zealanders should come here and see it for themselves, it’s a special experience.” - APNZ

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JP scholarship convenor Maria Hibbert, scholarship recipient Victoria Squires, Ashburton Legal Practitioners’ Society co-presidents Marilyn Gilchrist and Rachel Smyth. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 050214-tM-052

Victoria awarded law scholarship Former Ashburton College student Victoria Squires is the 2014 recipient of the annual Ashburton JP Association Law Scholarship. She was presented with the award on Wednesday at the Ashburton District Court by JP scholarship convenor Maria Hibbert and newly elected Ashburton Legal Practitioners’


Huge growth – from pilot scheme to employing 20 staff By Sue NewmaN

Safer Ashburton will celebrate its 20th birthday this year and nothing tells the story of how far it has come than the growth of its staff numbers and the programmes it runs, says manager Kevin Clifford. The community organisation started its life as one of four pilot schemes run as joint ventures between councils and the Ministry of Justice. Ashburton’s organisation had just one staff member, a part-time co-ordinator. Today it has a turnover of more than $1 million and employs more than 20 staff. Along with other community agencies funded by the Ashburton District Council, Mr Clifford this week made

a pitch for increased funding for the coming year. He is seeking $176,998, up from the $133,000 granted this year. The council’s grant is just one of many the organisation receives each year to run 15 programmes aimed at helping children, young people and families. While it was running at a small loss, Mr Clifford said the organisation was robust and was confident that its government contracts would be renewed for the coming year. The scope of the contracts was not, however, increasing in line with the district’s population growth, he said. “We have continued to provide for the additional work load and this sometimes puts pressures on funding. “Our alternative would be to

lower our level of provision, however this would result in fewer families and youth receiving appropriate intervention.” That could ultimately lead to more young people making poor choices in life, Mr Clifford said. Over the past year Safer Ashburton has had interactions with more than 800 individuals or families who have required some form of support or intervention. The number is slightly higher than in previous years, reflecting the district’s growing population, he said. As well as seeking additional funding to cover the coming year’s budget, Safer Ashburton wants the council to fund an upgrade of its computer system.

Society co-presidents Marilyn Gilchrist and Rachel Smyth. The $1000 scholarship is a joint venture between the Ashburton Justices of the Peace Association and the Ashburton Legal Practitioners’ Society. It was set up after the JPs’ 10 year jubilee over a decade ago. Applications were open to students from Mount Hutt College

and Ashburton College heading off to law related study at University or Polytechnic. Victoria was starting at Canterbury University. She is studying law and doing a BA in political science. Since the scholarship’s inception in February 2002, there had been up to five applicants some years.

$18m conman wins parole but loses wife By DavID FISher Stephen Versalko, the ASB Bank fraudster who stole $18 million, will be released from prison this month, but his wife has moved on. Versalko, the ASB Bank’s Remuera investment adviserturned-fraudster who spent $3.4 million of his stolen wealth on prostitutes, was granted parole on Wednesday after serving the minimum four years of a six-year sentence. He told the Parole Board he was “deeply remorseful and ashamed” and “will never again work in the financial sector or hold a position of financial responsibility”. The discovery of the crime left his wife, primary school teacher Megan Versalko, in turmoil. The couple lived in a plush Remuera property with their three children, enjoying wealth she was told came

from smart investments. Over just six months, the illusion was smashed as Versalko was first fired from ASB Bank for fraud and then jailed in 2010 after pleading guilty to a Ponzi scheme. It emerged the money was spent supporting a lifestyle of indulgence and luxury with a fortune spent on prostitutes and the fine wine and hotels with which they were entertained. As he went to prison, Versalko’s family said his wife would stand by him. But a year later she had moved to Auckland’s North Shore and changed her Facebook profile to say she was in a relationship with a new man, tradesman Malcolm Pentecost. The NZ Herald was told this year that Megan, 52, was planning her future with the new man - and not her former husband. - APNZ

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Family members worst offenders


ncreasing instances of financial abuse against elderly people have prompted calls for the establishment of a commissioner with the legal power to intervene. The problem is further compounded by the introduction of new home loan restrictions which have first-home buyers running to their grandparents for deposits. But police warn many elderly victims are reluctant to air their dirty laundry – or alienate family members – out of shame, humiliation or fear, meaning they often prefer not to escalate abuse to the courts. And financial abuse is not always as clear-cut as a stolen credit card. It might be more a case of taking advantage of an elderly relative’s generosity, or withholding the level of care a grandparent needs to prevent lucrative inheritance money being frittered away on rest home or hospital bills. Grey Power Ashburton president Joy Jaine said financial abuse of the elderly was hard to identify and unless the person told anyone “we would never know”. “It can be relatives that have power of attorney … (it’s) tricky, tricky.” Her advice to people was to have a lawyer but whether or not they could afford one on a pension was another matter with money “…so tight”. Mrs Jaine said if a person was upset or agitated they might confide in a friend or neighbour over a cup of coffee or a doctor might pick up on underlying health problems. It all came back to friendship and keeping in contact with people. “Sharing the burden is cutting the problem in half,” she said. However, in some instances people may not know they were being taken advantage of until they received the big bills. Mrs Jaine said that anyone in work staying with their elderly family, whether it was with a grandparent or parents, should be paying a fair rent to cover power usage and food. “A washing machine uses power. You might not want to take money off the kids but you’re also teaching them money doesn’t grow on trees.” Any lessons learned would help when they got their own flat which could be a “real awakening”. According to Statistics New Zealand, the county’s population aged 65 and over has doubled since the early 1980s and is likely to double again by 2040. The rate of people living with dementia is also set to tri-

The number of elderly people falling victim to financial crimes is on the rise and usually at the hands of trusted family members. With our elderly population set to double by 2040 and dementia rates also set to jump, the problem is only expected to get worse. Toni Williams and Cassandra Mason investigate. ple by the year 2050, according to Alzheimer’s New Zealand. Figures calculated from the fifth World Alzheimer’s Report, released in September, show the number of Kiwis expected to suffer from the disease will rise from 50,000 to 150,000. The annual number of confirmed cases handled by Age Concern’s elder abuse and neglect prevention services increased from 515 in 2006/07, to 583 in 2010/11. Over the same period, the proportion of cases in which financial abuse was the main form rose from 27 per cent to 35 per cent. However, these numbers are thought to represent only a fraction of the problem – for which awareness is starting to gain traction. An Elder Abuse Seminar in Ashburton earlier this year raised cases of elder financial abuse including one woman who had all her savings taken by a daughter, who put her mother in care, did not pay for her rest home allowance and went overseas on a world trip. Another case involved an elderly couple intimidated by a grandson, who would force his grandfather to go to the ATM and withdraw money. Aged Concern Canterbury community health nurse Lynne Gibbons said most issues were not heard of until it had happened. She said other examples were elderly being tricked out of their PIN numbers, family members lying to get money including inventing illnesses or sob stories. “They are playing on the emotions of an older person.” Mrs Gibbons said empowering the elderly gave them opportunities to seek help. An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) was one way to safeguard financial and personal well-being in the future, which was like an insurance policy and only activated when someone needed it. The EPA protected people in two areas – financial and material, and personal care and wellbeing. As more cases of elderly people being scammed out of their lifesavings come to light, CCS Disability Action is calling for the compulsory security screening of people working with children – proposed in Paula Bennett’s Vulnerable Children Bill – to be extended

Elder financial abuse is not always as clear-cut as a stolen credit card. It might be more a case of taking advantage of an elderly relative’s generosity.

Police encourage the elderly to get independent legal advice and speak to Age Concern about who is best to act on their behalf

to those working with vulnerable adults. “As an organisation that works with vulnerable children and adults alike, we know that disabled adults and often the elderly are also at risk from financial and physical abuse and neglect. “If we are to see such strong measures to protect children, we should also see them for vulnerable adults,” chief executive David Matthews said. The Government is also being urged to establish an aged care commissioner, who would have the legal power to tackle the financial abuse of vulnerable elderly people. Grey Power and the Aged Care Association say they are worried by the increasing number of elderly people being ripped off, particularly by adult sons and daughters with authority to manage an aged parent’s affairs under an “enduring power of attorney”. An aged care commissioner, like the Health and Disability Commissioner, would have legal powers to investigate complaints of abuse and to ask the Family Court to review

how a person has managed an enduring power of attorney. They could also ask the Family Court to intervene if abuse of legal powers is detected. However, Age Concern national advisor for elder abuse and neglect prevention Louise Collins says while any action against abuse is positive, the establishment of an aged care commissioner isn’t the way to do it. “We’re already doing all of the elder abuse prevention work in the country. We’ve got 23 services throughout New Zealand. “We’re the ones who are handling all the cases.’’ The Aged Care Association mainly deals with cases where an elderly person in a residential care facility can’t pay their bills thanks to family members squandering their money, Mrs Collins says. But most abuse doesn’t happen to people in rest homes. BNZ security and fraud coordinator Bronwyn Groot runs workshops to educate elderly people on how best to protect themselves from being tricked out of money.

The main focus of the onehour presentations is how to safeguard ateendees from scams, but Mrs Groot also addresses the family aspect. “It’s about not giving out your PIN number, if you’re giving your card to family members don’t give them your details.” But more often than not it’s the pressure put on elderly victims that lands them in trouble, she says. “Even if [family members are] not stealing the cards, they’re putting [elderly relatives] under duress to give them the money.’’ Police national prevention manager superintendent Bruce Bird says financial elder abuse is under-reported. “It is an area which is under reported to police and elderly social services due to a number of factors including fear, shame, stigma and the difficult and confronting situation created when having to hold other family members accountable.’’ On occasion, police do receive complaints, which are then investigated. But, like Age Concern, police also believe the majority of cases are often sorted within the family, either on a more private level or after arbitration by a solicitor, he says. “Police encourage the elderly to get independent legal advice and speak to Age Concern about who is best to act on their behalf.” Anyone seeking help could contact Aged Concern Canterbury on 03 366 0903.

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Celebrating our past and our future Sue Newman



trolling among the many thousand strong Waitangi Day crowds in Ashburton yesterday one clear message hit home – Ashburton is now a multi-cultural community. Waitangi Day may be a time to reflect on what it means to be a New Zealander, but that reflection now comes without a clear definition. Thirty, even 20 years ago, New Zealanders were generally of two camps, those with Maori heritage or those whose roots ran back to the United Kingdom. We were a bi-cultural nation, never more so than in mainstream Ashburton. Yes, as a country we have always been home to people of many nationalities, but in a short space of time the numbers who now call Aotearoa home has rapidly increased. New Zealanders today come in every shape, colour and creed. The world now calls our place home. Ashburton has been fortunate to have won a large share in New Zealand’s increasing multi-culturalism and yesterday that rich human harvest was celebrated in the Multi Cultural Bite festival which has become a Waitangi Day icon. As it does every year, the festival attracted thousands of people from around Canterbury who came to stroll Ashburton’s East Street, swapping festival dollars for tastes of extraordinarily good food. The festival’s concept is simple. Gather together people from your own home country, cook up a storm and sell the food to strangers. And for many groups, there is also an opportunity to turn on entertainment with music and dance from their homeland. What the public sees tells just half the story. Behind each food stall are a group of people who have left their homeland, who have come as strangers to a new town, in a new country to create a new home. That was yesterday. Today those same people step back and become Kiwis again, becoming one of us – one people, working and walking behind one flag. In Ashburton it is clear Waitangi Day has a new definition – it’s a time to celebrate our past as a nation, as a people but it is also a time to celebrate our tomorrows, based on our new multicultural future.

YOUR VIEW Old time tearooms This may seem a low key gripe in today’s climate of moans, but why has Ashburton no longer got a “tearooms” of the old style. Sandwiches, savouries, cream cakes etc. Not the six and eight dollar creations that we see everywhere. I take elderly folk out frequently and no where provides the above in any quantity. Beneficiaries and pensioners make up a large part of the community but are excluded by default from the ‘cafe ‘ environment.

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LETTERS participated in the stupid drinkng game, let him and the rest of the idiots die. Why should the health system fix them up, they take up valuable medical care. I feel sorry for his child having such a no-hoper for a father.

Stolen cockatoos Cocky is easily identified by one of his phrases of “hello cocky”. To the parasites who took these birds I can assure you, you will be feeling the heat soon if you don’t reveal the location of these birds as this is the only way to save your worthless butts. This was bound to happen as there are no bars on the windows? Come on.

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Calf slaughter Wily how dare you blame the Chilean people and Chile’s regulations and so-called lack of infrastructure for the disgusting and inhumane calf slaughter . Manuka has been set up by some of New Zealand dairying’s finest. If these people are so astute and well informed I would wonder that they did not factor into the equation a legal and humane way to dispose of the unwanted by-product of the clean green dairy industry. All power to the Chileans; they have rules they abide by and a conscience. I hope they win the court case against Manuka NZ. Shirley


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thoroughly enjoyed watching the recent Aussie Open, so much so we are planning a trip to the event next year. BUT I certainly won’t be booking seats to watch either Maria Sharapova or Victoria Azarenka. Their “Shrieking” drives me nuts! Surely those at the top of tennis have to do something about it as it must be turning people off the sport. Distracting grunting is not the domain of women solely, the US Open in 1988 threw up some men’s grunting controversy. Ivan Lendl complained that when Andre Agassi went for a big shot his grunts were louder and it threw him off his timing. So it begs the question is grunting/shrieking cheating? If you ask one of the greatest of all time Martina Navratilova, it’s very black and white, “grunting is cheating, pure and simple”. I’m not prepared to call it cheating, but it’s off-putting enough from my arm chair let alone over the net when you’re trying to hit a winner. Just for the record, according to the Purdue noise chart, the human pain threshold is 110 decibels. A jet flyover at 1000 feet is 103 dB. Miss Sharapova has been recorded at 105 dB at her best/worst but her and Miss Azarenka usually average around the 95 dB mark.

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CONTACTS News tips Call 03 307-7957 After hours news tips Call 021 797-311 Advertising Call 03 307-7974 You have to feel for those poor ball boys, not only do they have to evade flying balls but they have to risk their hearing due to the shrieks from the players.

Sharapova must be extremely frustrating for those in charge of tennis, her model looks make her the pin up girl for tennis off the court, but for some of us unwatchable on the court. So what’s up with the shrieks? Are they something that just happens naturally?

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I really want to hear that familiar pop of tennis ball against strings, not shrieks similar to those of a lost piglet

Are the just bad habits? Or have they been coached? There is definitely some evidence to suggest the latter. It may be just a fluke but Monica Seles, Larcher de Brito (apparently the loudest ever on tour) and Sharapova, all loud shriekers, all trained at the Bollettieri Academy in Florida. I have a feeling if these ladies were to lose points or even worse money (fines) you’d find they got out of the habit pretty quickly. While I’m having my wee tennis gripe, is it really necessary for the server to get FOUR balls from the ball boy so they can select their favourite two to serve with? Are they that different? What about the poor ball boy, having to scurry around after the two discarded balls? As if the ball boys weren’t busy enough collecting and


evading flying balls and losing their hearing (standing too close to the shrieks), why in recent times, do players need to take their towels with them to their end of the court? Were Borg’s and McEnroe’s headbands that good? It’s not a big deal, but it must slow the game down surely! So tennis, get rid of the shrieks please, like all sports people, these ladies are role models and I really want to hear that familiar pop of tennis ball against strings when walking past the Oak Grove Tennis Centre, not shrieks similar to those of a lost piglet. Till next week. Hoo Roo Phill Hooper is the breakfast host of Ashburton’s Classic Hits. The views expressed in this column are his and do not reflect the opinion of his employer or the Ashburton Guardian.

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300 Ford workers lose jobs Three hundred Ford workers will lose their jobs in June as the car company reduces production at its Victorian manufacturing plants as it prepares to cease manufacturing. Ford Australia director of communications Wes Sherwood said the company briefed union representatives and its manufacturing team yesterday morning. “We are continuing to match production with demand and that will mean we are reducing production by about a third in June with related job losses,” Mr Sherwood said. He said the number of job losses would be in line with the level of production, meaning about 300 positions. “We’ll continue to work with the teams to get into the exact

details but it will be about 300,” he said. Workers at the manufacturing plants in Geelong and Broadmeadows, in Melbourne’s north, will be affected. Mr Sherwood said the exact numbers at each site were still being worked out. Ford announced last May that it would cease local manufacturing in October 2016, resulting in the loss of 650 jobs at its Broadmeadows plant and 510 at the Geelong plant. At the time Ford Australia president and CEO Bob Graziano said the cost of manufacturing cars in Australia is uncompetitive. Mr Sherwood said Ford currently has about 1500 salaried employees including 1000 engineers.

He said even with it ceasing local manufacturing in 2016, the company would be Australia’s biggest automotive employer given moves by other carmakers. “We expect by the end of the decade to be the largest automotive employer in the country.” Ford will manufacture its Falcon and Territory models in Victoria until 2016. Mr Sherwood said the carmaker was committed to its plan to transform its Australian business, which included refocusing and expanding its entire line-up for customers by 2017. “We are on track for the launch of our new Falcon and Territory later this year,” he said. Mr Sherwood said the mar-

ket is shifting towards smaller vehicles, with demand for larger cars in decline. “We’re just going to have to match production with demand,” he said. “Obviously there’s been some cases where others have taken some pretty aggressive action in the marketplace, really discounting their vehicles to levels that are unprecedented.” Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark said he was yet to receive details on the Ford announcement. “I don’t have full details, but the government remains committed to support Ford workers going forward as we have to date, as indeed to support all the workers in the car industry,” Mr Clark said. - AAP


Storm cancels flights Treacherous snow and freezing rain have struck the northeastern US, disrupting thousands of flights and causing traffic chaos for millions of Americans. A state of emergency was declared in the states of New Jersey and New York, where dwindling reserves of salt - used to melt snow and road ice - was a problem. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy yesterday ordered all non-essential employees to stay home and a number of schools were also closed. More than 2400 arriving and departing flights were cancelled yesterday, with more than 1280 others delayed. Hardest hit were airports in Boston, New York and Chicago. - AFP

14 killed in bus crash A bus veered off a mountain highway in Nepal and plunged into a river, killing 14 people and injuring seven others. Government administrator Shiva Raj Joshi says the bus skidded off the Sidhartha highway yesterday and rolled 300m before it plunged into the Bhalukhola river in Palpa district. Twelve people were killed at the crash site and two more died in the hospital. The crash occurred near Chidipani, a village 320km northwest of the capital, Kathmandu. - AP

Woman executed Texas has performed a rare execution of a woman, putting to death a prisoner convicted of the brutal murder of a mentally Suzanne Basso disabled man 15 years ago. Suzanne Basso, 59, was only the 14th woman executed in the United States in more than three decades, after losing a lastditch appeal to the US Supreme Court. Almost 1400 men have been put to death during that time. The wheelchair-bound killer was sentenced to die for the horrific slaying of Louis “Buddy” Musso in 1998, whom she murdered in an attempt to benefit from his life insurance. Musso was burned with cigarettes and beaten with belts, baseball bats and hobnailed boots by Basso and five accomplices. His body, bloodied and battered beyond recognition, was found dumped in a roadside ditch near Houston in August 1998, according to court documents. - AFP

Firefighters die Firefighters and emergency ministry employees watch burning tankers near Posdino in Kirov region of Russia, some 800km northeast of Moscow. Thirty-two tankers were derailed and 12 of them burned. ap photo

Railcar inferno on Trans-Siberian Railway Several dozen railway cars carrying gas exploded into fireballs in Russia yesterday, suspending traffic on the Trans-Siberian Railway and prompting evacuations from nearby buildings, emergency officials said. No injuries were reported. The crash occurred at a rail-

way station in Kirov, about 800km northeast of Moscow, when 32 railcars loaded with gas condensate derailed and caught fire. The inferno engulfed a large area around the station, forcing the evacuation of about 700 residents from several nearby

apartment buildings, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. Several hundred emergency workers fought the blaze. An investigation into the derailment has been opened. There were reports that some of the gas leaked into a nearby river, and a photo provided by

the ministry shows a line of flames on part of the river. But local emergency ministry chief Mikhail Likhachev said there was no threat to the environment and no gas spilled into the water, according to Russian news agencies. - AP

At least nine firefighters and rescue workers have been killed in Buenos Aires after the wall of a warehouse engulfed by flames collapsed on top of them, officials say. The wall fell as firefighters were using an electric saw to cut through a huge iron gate at the warehouse, which housed archival bank records. Authorities said the dead included six members from a federal police firefighting unit, a volunteer firefighter and two members of Argentina’s civil guard. Security Secretary Sergio Berni said eight people had also been injured, including five who were still hospitalised. - AFP


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American Idol star to run for US congress

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People try to get on a bus at Victoria in London as underground train workers go on a 48-hour strike over planned closure of ticket offices and job cuts. AP Photo

Tube strike disrupts millions Millions of commuters in London have faced delay and disruption after Tube staff went on strike over plans to close ticket offices on the subway train system. The 48-hour walk-out on the network, which carries one billion passengers a year, led to three of the 11 Tube lines being shut yesterday and others operating a reduced service, while many stations were closed. With hoards of commuters

forced above ground in search of buses and overland trains, the streets of London were unusually packed with people walking to work during rush hour and the roads were thronged with traffic. The transport misery, set to last until the end of the strike tonight, was compounded by delays on overland train services caused by rain and high winds. The strike action, and an-

other 48-hour strike planned next week, is being taken by the RMT and TSSA unions in protest at the closure of all London Underground’s 278 ticket offices, with the loss of more than 950 jobs. Union leaders warn many stations will become “ghost stations” and feel unsafe, and say services will also suffer. Mayor of London Boris Johnson, a member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s

Conservative party, said the strike was “pointless” and the reforms were “essential”. He noted there would be no compulsory redundancies and the changes would save millions of pounds to reinvest in the Tube system. “It’s appalling that a tiny minority of union members have sought to disrupt the working lives of millions of Londoners today,” he said. - AFP


Naked, face-biting attacker dies in US By Doug PhilliPs anD Brittany shammas A naked man described as having “superhuman” strength sent three people to the hospital in a wild attack near Delray Beach, Florida, including one person who was bitten in the face. Two of the injured people a retired New York City police officer and an 18-year-old who suffered a bite and fought his attacker with a boxcutter - were badly beaten, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff ’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera. The third, a 10-year-old boy, was hurt while trying to scramble under a gate to escape. Deputies have not released

the names of the victims. Their unidentified attacker, who Sheriff ’s Office officials say appeared to be in a “state of psychosis” and fought off responding deputies, died at the hospital after being shot three times by a deputy. The deputy, who has not been named, was placed on paid administrative leave. Barbera said the man, described as being about 6 feet, 3 inches (192cm) tall and weighing about 113kg and tried to get up after the gunshots hit him in the torso and lower body. He continued fighting when paramedics arrived and tried to treat him, but was finally subdued and taken to Delray Medi-

cal Centre. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw on Wednesday told media it wasn’t clear whether the man died from the gunshots, a chemical substance or something else. The Sheriff ’s Office was yesterday still in the process of identifying him and notifying relatives, Barbera said. The incident unfolded about 8.15pm along Military Trail near The Colony community outside Delray Beach. It began when the naked man badly beat the retired officer and then ran off. He came upon an 18-year-old man, beat him up and tried to bite his face, Barbera said. That’s when the teen grabbed

a boxcutter and tried to defend himself. After that, the naked man chased after a man and his 10-year-old son, who hurt himself while trying to get away. Arriving deputies encountered the man outside the gated entrance to The Colony, at the intersection of South Military Trail and Modern Boulevard. They tried to reason with him, but he took a “fighting stance” and charged one of the deputies, Barbera said. They used a Taser, but it had no effect on the man. That’s when one of the deputies shot at him, Barbera said. The man was hit once in his torso and twice in his lower body. - MCT

American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken says he is running for US congress, putting his singing career on hold as he aims to unseat a Republican from her North Carolina district. Aiken said he would run as a Democrat against two-term congresswoman Renee Ellmers because he believes she is voting against her constituents’ interests in the House of Representatives. “This is what’s wrong with Washington,” Aiken said in a nearly five-minute video, where he highlighted his upbringing by a single mother and his experience as a special education teacher. “That a congresswoman would go and vote against the best interests of North Carolina military families and those who depend on the military for their jobs,” he said, adding that Ellmers voted to shut down the government at the bequest of her party leaders. Aiken, 35, who finished second on the hit reality singing show in its second season in 2003, said he hoped voters in November would send him to Washington so he could serve people who do not have a voice. “I’m not a politician. I don’t ever want to be one,” Aiken said. “But I do want to help bring back, at least to my corner of North Carolina, the idea that someone can go to Washington to represent all the people, whether they voted for you or not.” In 2006, Aiken was appointed by George W. Bush to the Presidential Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Ellmers, who is chairwoman of the Republican Women’s Policy Committee, recently dismissed Aiken’s potential challenge. “As we know, he doesn’t always fare all that well,” she told Washington radio station WMAL. “He was runner up.” - AFP

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1 – Jenny Shipley was born in …. a. Ashburton b. Balclutha c. Gore 2 – Who painted The Fighting Temaraire? a. Manet b. Delacroix c. Turner 3 – How many characters can be used to make a ‘tweet’? a. 100 b. 140 c. 165 4 – Which city does not host major European Union Headquarters? a. Paris b. Brussels c. Strasburg 5 – Who wrote the book whose title translates as ‘My Struggle’? a. Josef Stalin b. Adolf Hitler c. Mao Tse-tung 6 – In which famous music group was Bryan May a guitarist? a. Queen b. Genesis c. Rolling Stones 7 – The name Five Eyes is used in relation to what? a. Psychic studies b. International rescue services c. International spy networks 8 – What year did NZ introduce decimal currency? a. 1967 b. 1969 c. 1971 

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Bionic hand adds touch sensor BY LAURAN NEERGAARD


o feel what you touch that’s the holy grail for artificial limbs. In a step toward that goal, European researchers created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences between a bottle, a baseball and a mandarin. The patient only got to experiment with the bulky prototype for a week, and it’s far from the bionics of science-fiction movies. But the research released on Wednesday is part of an effort to create more lifelike, and usable, prosthetics. “It was just amazing,” says Dennis Aabo Sorensen of Aalborg, Denmark, who lost his left hand in a fireworks accident a decade ago and volunteered to pilot-test the new prosthetic. “It was the closest I have had to feeling like a normal hand.” This isn’t the first time scientists have tried to give some sense of touch to artificial hands; a few other pilot projects have been reported in the United States and Europe. But this newest experiment, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, shows Sorensen not only could tell differences in the shape and hardness of objects, he also could quickly react and adjust his grasp. “It was interesting to see how fast he was able to master this,” says neuroengineer Silvestro Micera of Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, who led the Swiss and Italian research team. “He was able to use this information immediately in a quite sophisticated way.” Scientists have made great strides in recent years in improving the dexterity of prosthetics. But the sense of touch has been a much more difficult challenge, and is one reason that many pa-

tients don’t use their prosthetic hands as much as they’d like. Consider: grab something and your own hand naturally grasps with just enough force to hang on. Users of prosthetic hands have to carefully watch every motion, judging by eye instead of touch how tightly to squeeze. The results can be clumsy, with dropped dishes or crushed objects. “You always have to look and see what’s going on, so that’s what is so much different from this new hand that I tried,” says Sorensen, 36, in a telephone interview. First, doctors at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital implanted tiny electrodes inside two nerves the ulnar and median nerves - in the stump of Sorensen’s arm. Those nerves normally would allow for certain sensations in a hand. Sorensen says that when researchers zapped them with a weak electrical signal, it felt like his missing fingers w e r e moving, showing the

nerves still could relay information. Meanwhile, Micera’s team put sensors on two fingers of a robotic hand, to detect information about what the artificial fingers touched. For one week, cords snaked from a bandage on Sorensen’s arm to the artificial hand, and the electrodes zapped the nerves in proportion to what the sensors detected. They essentially created a loop that let the robotic hand rapidly communicate with Sorensen’s brain. “It is really putting the brain back in control of the system,” says biomedical engineer Dustin Tyler of Case We s t e r n Reser ve Univers i t y,

who wasn’t involved with the European work but leads a team in Ohio that recently created and tested a similar touch-enabled hand. “That’s an important step.” Neurobiologist Andrew Schwartz, of the University of Pittsburgh, says: “It shows with a few sensors and some pretty elementary technology, that they can recover a fair amount of functionality.” To be sure Sorensen used touch, and didn’t cheat by looking or hearing telltale sounds, he wore a blindfold and headphones as Micera’s team handed him different objects.

“Suddenly I could tell if it was a hard object,” Sorensen recalls, describing sensations that changed along with his grip. “The response, the feedback from the arm to my nerves and to my brain, they






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came very strong.” Micera cautions it will take several years of additional research to create a first-generation artificial hand that can feel, and looks more like a traditional prosthetic. First, they have to prove these nerve implants can last; for safety reasons, Sorensen’s were surgically removed after the experiment. But a lot of work is under way. In Ohio, Tyler’s team recently issued video showing a blindfolded man gently pulling stems from cherries without crushing them, thanks to similar implanted nerve stimulators and a sensor-equipped prosthetic hand. The main difference, says Switzerland’s Micera, is in how the nerve electrodes are implanted. The European approach puts them inside the nerve rather than around it for better control, but that’s more invasive and some researchers worry it could damage the nerve over time. In Pittsburgh, Schwartz’s team is about to test another approach - a brain-controlled robotic hand for the paralysed that would “feel” through electrodes implanted in a brain region known as the sensory cortex. Whatever the approach, touch is a complex sense and these are all basic first steps involving how someone grasps, not more sophisticated sensations such as texture or temperature. “There is definitely tremendous value to having a sense of touch, a sense of feeling from the hand,” Tyler says. “What that feeling is, how we use it that’s yet to come.” - AP



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In brief Rosebowl under way Senior cricket’s Muirhead Rosebowl gets under way with a clash between the top two sides. Methven and Lauriston were tied at the top off the table after two rounds of the Pritchard Shield but it was Methven that lifted the trophy after taking out the only previous meeting between the two teams. They get a second crack at each other and for the second time it is in Methven as they look to make a winning start in the Rosebowl, which Lauriston won last year, which has one round to determine a top four for semi-finals and then a final. The Tech derby also has its second instalment with the Sharks up 1-0 against the Stags in 45-over matches but the Stags won the Twenty20 matchup however the Sharks went on to retain their Twenty20 crown for a sixth straight season. Out at Lowcliffe, Coldstream will host Allenton.

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Bird takes top form into grand prix By Jonathan Leask

Top tennis talent Mid Canterbury’s top junior tennis talent takes over the Ashburton Trust Tennis centre this weekend for the Mid Canterbury Junior Age Group Championships. Nineteen titles are on the line with 74 players across the age groups from the 16s down to the 8-9 years novice. The boys’ 12s is the biggest event with 16 players vying for the title headed by top seed Edwin Dargue. The 14 boys’ singles has 13 entries, with James Watt carrying the number one seed. Due to smaller numbers some of the other draws are round robins, while the girls’ 14s doubles and both 16s doubles are straight finals.

Path to hockey cup New Zealand’s World Cup hockey build-up takes shape next week with a series of internationals against Britain and the US in San Diego. The intensity will move up a gear with the inaugural six-nation tournament in Hawkes Bay in April, but San Diego is the first step in what the Black Sticks hope will be a return back up the women’s rankings. They slipped to seventh after a disappointing World League finals campaign in Argentina late last year when they finished fifth. The squad is - Goalkeepers: Bianca Russell, Amelia Gibson. Defenders: Liz Thompson, Rhiannon Dennison, Aniwaka Roberts, Rose Keddell, Emily Naylor, Jenny Storey. Midfielders: Kayla Sharland, Sam Charlton, Gemma Flynn, Sian Fremaux, Jordan Grant, Petrea Webster, Anita Punt. Strikers: Michaela Curtis, Olivia Merry, Sophie Cocks. - APNZ

Popoali’i withdraws Highlanders outside back Buxton Popoali’i has withdrawn from the Highlanders for the upcoming Super Rugby season to focus on recovering from surgery planned for later this month. Highlanders general manager Roger Clark said: “Buxton has a longstanding heart condition. Recent routine tests have determined he needs further surgery, which he will undergo this month. Buxton will take a break from all rugby this year to focus on his recovery. While we, and Buxton himself, are devastated at this news, it is clear that he needs to focus entirely on his own health.

Jamiee Bird and Showtym Image in action at the Ashburton one star Pony Grand Prix last month, which they won. Photo Annie Studholme


Rakaia’s Jamie Bird is hoping her run of form flows into the Pony Grand Prix at the New Zealand National Jumping and Show Hunter Championships in Christchurch this weekend. Coming off the back of a decisive win indoors at Ride the Rhythm at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin last weekend, Bird and Showtym Image are a strong chance to claim the national title. Perhaps one of the toughest to pick will be Open Pony Championship with 10 of the top South Island combinations eyeing the trophy ahead of the sole North Island entry Briar BurnettGrant of Taupo with Mighty Maximus and Pioneer Jade. The grand prix pony competition has been tough old battle all season in the south with a number of combinations vying for top-honours. Between newly crowned North Island and defending champion Steffi Whittaker (Halswell) on Moonlight Glow, Ashburton rider Lucinda Askin on Totem and Buckle Up as well as Bird on Showtym Image it’s a wideopen contest. Rakaia’s Susie Hayward and Andretti will feature in the NZ Senior Horse Championship where Katie McVean looks set to add to her already impressive trophy haul this season. The class has been dominated by three-time winner Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) and My Gollywog in recent years, with McVean’s last win of the coveted Rutherford Cup with her World Championships mount Dunstan Delphi (since sold) in 2010, but that looks set to change. McVean will start stable stars Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark, winner of the Super Grand Prix with at Ride the Rhythm, and Dunstan Springfield, with whom she won the Bayer World Cup (NZ League) Final at Woodhill Sands last month, in the competition.


Boys’ busy weekend Pain control By Jonathan Leask

Waitangi Day created a possible fourday weekend for many but the Ashburton College 1st XI cricket side is in full swing playing three games in four days. On Wednesday they opened their Gillette Cup, the National Secondary Schools’ knockout tournament, against Roncalli College in Timaru, yesterday they met Shirley Boys’ High School in their Canterbury Secondary Schools one-day competition in Christchurch and then have St Andrew’s College at home tomorrow. Roncalli made 123/7 off their 20 overs on Wednesday with Josh Buchanan 2/19 and Jordan Scott-Wells 2/23. Andrew Jopson was out for a duck on the second ball of the chase before Scott-Wells and Tom Dudley com-

bined for a 47-run partnership before Scott-Wells was caught on 23. Dudley was joined by Kieran Hunt and the pair powered college home to an eight wicket win in the 17th over. Dudley finished 41 not out and Hunt’s unbeaten 42 came off 31 balls. College will now face Timaru Boys’ High School in round two next week. The college 1st XI started their new season, which runs over a calendar year, last weekend where they went close to tipping over Christchurch Boys High School. Shirley Boys was a different matter yesterday. The Christchurch side was 210 all out, with Ashburton spin bowler Scott Punselie taking a five-wicket bag. The run chase proved too hard, Hunt (45) leading the way. Ryan Hampton (16) and Michael Burton (12) were the only others to make double figures.

When Baden Kerr prepares for a game he knows there is every chance it will end in pain. As a migraine sufferer, the slightest head knock can lead to symptoms. “It’s something I’ve had ever since I started playing rugby,” he says. “It’s an unfortunate thing that a few players have. I guess it’s something we’ve figured out over the last couple of years - last year in particular. I’m on some medication that helps me with the symptoms.” The symptoms - which Kerr experienced after the Blues’ pre-season match last weekend against the Hurricanes when he received a knock - are not the result of concussion. They include vision problems and headaches and he has accepted they are something he has to live with. “Other players will get the same knock that I get and they’ll shake it off and get back to the game whereas I’ll get a bit foggy and lose a bit of vision. After the game I’ll get quite bad migraines whereas other players won’t get any symptoms at all. There are no prolonged effects.” All of which puts into stark relief his form for Counties, and the Blues, last year. - APNZ








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Christchurch Greyhounds Today at Addington Raceway


$1100, c0, 295m PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time Trainer

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22P Cawbourne Flow nwtd 73648 Max Steel nwtd 223 Another Rule nwtd 734 Another Hunter nwtd Big Muddy nwtd 37825 Spilt Wine nwtd Budgie Fudging nwtd 34537 Black Barracuda nwtd 65 Run For Sophie nwtd Goldstar Mater nwtd

C Roberts M Flipp J McInerney J McInerney Mitchell&Smith J McInerney Hart&Taylor A Joyce Weir&Nissen S&B Evans

  4 1  5 2  6   7   8   9  10

633 Culvie Boy nwtd 271 Another Cover nwtd Ganache nwtd 256 Editorial nwtd 8 Ditched nwtd 65 Run For Sophie nwtd 28472 Homebush Haven nwtd

12:59 PM


J Holdem J McInerney M Flipp R Blackburn Hart&Taylor Weir&Nissen J McInerney


 1 72224 Opawa Tom nwtd 1  Lane&Wales   2 Purple Pride nwtd D Voyce 2  3 42 Advanced Pedro nwtd S&B Evans   4 Torero nwtd Hart&Taylor 4  5 228 Ohoka Coby nwtd L Waretini SHIRLEY VET CLINIC STAKES 12:23 PM J McInerney $1800, c0, 520m   6 53 Lemon Fish nwtd   1 78886 Know Rights nwtd G Cleeve   7 35 Rockwood Archie nwtd McCook&Jopson 1  2 7232 Cawbourne Aries nwtd 3  8 4 Another Groom nwtd C Roberts  J McInerney   3 Goldstar Magic nwtd S&B Evans   9 65 Run For Sophie nwtd Weir&Nissen   4 32654 Miss Selfies nwtd J McInerney  10 4 No Leaf Clover nwtd Weir&Nissen 4  5 Goldstar Frankie nwtd S&B Evans RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ STAKES 3  6 34631 Jasper Haka nwtd J McInerney 1:18 PM $1900, c1, 520m 2  7 Goldstar Junior nwtd S&B Evans  2  1 77224 Mr. Johnny 31.13 J Goode   8 Goldstar Mario nwtd S&B Evans   2 67616 Opawa Summer 30.57 Hart&Taylor   9 44 Cawbourne Cruze nwtd Grant/Hurd   3 55754 Casino Black 31.02 H Anderton  10 Goldstar Rosie nwtd S&B Evans   4 1455 His Lordship 31.45 R Adcock 3  5 74115 Opawa Shaiden 30.74 Lane&Wales HAMPDEN TAVERN SPRINT 12:42 PM 4  6 25X53 Dream Academy nwtd B Shaw $1100, c0, 295m    1 85 Another Plane nwtd 1  7 13334 Magic Emily 30.37 J McInerney  Hart&Taylor 3  2 34232 Red Hot Fury nwtd McCook&Jopson   8 24445 Opawa Stella 31.13 Lane&Wales 4  3 62F26 Summer Love nwtd A Joyce   9 12663 Mr. Barry 30.86 J Goode




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12:10 PM 701

 10 6X714 Cawbourne Monaro 30.61


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Ardlussa Comet (6) JDillon D Dunn 27753 Ballycastle (7) GGibson-Smith A Beck 6763 The Octagon (8) LMosely B Barclay 93300 Man To Man (9) BGibson-Smith B McLellan






Today at Central Southland Raceway



2:25 PM 706


February 7, 2014


$9000, 3yo+ c&g c0, 2400m

 1 22634 Aveross Brachole (1) ABlack 2  A Black   1 Land Patrol (1) CLaurenson B McLellan   2 Superfreak (2) ESwain E Swain Barrier 1  2 Jay Dub (2) Purdon/Rasmussen B Orange 4  3 64025 Data Base (3) HHunter S Walkinshaw Harlequin Bromac (21) MHouse S Ottley (J)     3 Atom Hanover (3) MHouse S Ottley (J) 4 Highway Six (4) GGibson-Smith B Barclay 3  4 Festive Flyer (4) BShirley N Williamson 1:30 PM B McLellan BARRON RACING STABLES QUALITY YEARLINGS   5 2607 Granite (5) DBaynes 2  5 4 Until Further Notice (5) MSwain D Dunn OPT 704 MBL PACE $9000, 3yo+ f&m c0, 1609m  3  6 83342 Last Man Out (6) CBarron C Barron 4  1 8320 Picobello (1) DBaynes A Beck   7 24594 Milligan (7) RWilson 4  First Flight In (u1) PDevery A Armour  M Williamson  6 7 Barrier 3  2 4 Lavish Blowback (2) G&CLee G Lee   8 5 Rattling Thunder (8) ABlack A Beck WINTON WORKOUTS TROT   3 12:35 PM 6 Come On Jaccka (3) WAdams T Williams  1  9 27402 Just Rusty (9) DBaynes D Dunn   OPT 702 $6000, 3yo+ c0, 2400m   4 76X79 Onlykidding (4) RSwain Barrier R Swain 2  1 34353 Phil’s Folly (1) NWilliamson R McIlwrick (J) 1  5 33 Ask Me Mach (5) MHouse S Ottley (J) 2:55 PM GIBSON-SMITH BLOODSTOCK MOB PACE   2 70680 Sundon Invasion (2) GMcEwan G McEwan   6 09X Millwood Charity (6) NEdge $6000, c1-c2 with cond., 2400m K Barclay OPT 707   3 000 Another Crusher (3) CLaurenson B Barclay 2  D Dunn 7 337 McCovey Cove (7) TBarron D Dunn   1 27096 Sonova Gun (1) TStratford 1  4 9 Sin Bin (4) NWilliamson N Williamson A 2 08008 Sly Courage (2) RGiles M Shirley   8 52580 Holm Three (8) H Hunter  H Hunter    5 Larch (5) GMcClymont K Larsen  Barrier 2  3 40214 Northview Gambler (3) MGBrownA Armour   6 Hope And Pray (6) RFerguson C Ferguson (J)   9 7X005 Bootie Bromac (21) KLarsen K Larsen   4 96790 Pennyana (4) JLynch B Barclay   7 0X4P9 Gogirl Bromac (7) MHouse S Ottley (J)  10 25236 Miss Pembroke (22) CBarron C Barron   5 27045 Batini (5) KChapman M Williamson   8 0004 The Sweedish Filly (8) CBarron C Barron 1  6 93553 Minstrel Boy (6) HHunter H Hunter LAUREN PEARSON RACING STABLES HCP TROT  2:00 PM 3  9 0X226 Kiwi Kex (u1) ESwain E Swain R Swain OPT 705 $8000, 3yo+ c1-c4 spechcp, 2400m   7 46054 Knapdale Lady (7) RSwain  10 X059X Luther Vandross (u2) APaisley A Bloxham   1 6421 The Earth Moved (1) NEdge K Barclay   8 Zach Bromac SCRATCHED 4 11 27240 Cool Son (u3) RSwain R Swain   2 90223 Royal Squeeze (1) TStratford M Williamson   Harmony Rule (8) CThomas G Thomas  9 8740X Barrier D Dunn K N LARSEN RACING STABLES LTD MOB   3 55016 Harlindon (2) BShirley 1:05 PM  10 X9901 Dannys Legacy (21) BShirley B Shirley PACE $6000, 3yo+ c0, 2400m  OPT 703 4  4 36382 Starlight Invasion (3) DMcLachlan 4 11 05840 Elusive Edgar (22) MHunter C Ferguson (J) 3  1 84022 Pat’s Legacy (1) HHunter S Walkinshaw  S Walkinshaw  G Lee  12 46495 Ali Foyle (23) AStack C Barron   2 64448 Megie May (2) MHunter C Ferguson (J)   5 34056 Moon Countess (1) G&CLee 1  6 14384 Alley Way (2) NSkinner  13 C Barron  Iron Duke SCRATCHED   3 25050 Jetrange (3) BShirley N Williamson  3  7 X2241 Nickelson (u1) NWilliamson N Williamson 3 14 44166 Nod d’Or (24) MGBrown   4 0970 Lochalsh (4) ESwain N Williamson E Swain   15 2  8 22234 Yankee One (u1) TWilson Westburn Warrior SCRATCHED 2  5 A Beck  Jaccka Emberz (5) G&JKnightM Williamson 






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 3 65455 Opawa Natty nwtd Lane&Wales ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C2 4  4:50 PM $1400, c2, 305m   4 88667 Cawbourne Bree 30.17 J McInerney PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time Trainer   5 21172 Wallace Lad 30.47 L Ahern   1 68726 Chelsea’s Beauty 17.84 T Downey 3  6 14623 Johnny Ritza 30.26 L Ahern 3  2 16548 Sydenham Opal 17.89 G&J Clarke   7 17657 Another Course 30.21 J McInerney 4  3 15357 Missy Sloy 17.85 T McCracken   8 33524 Bigtime Jet 30.20 L Ahern 2  4 45727 Go With It 17.77 G&S Ross   9 26513 Thrilling Ava 30.22 B Marsh   5 21666 Masonyx 17.76 A Turnwald  10 34515 Mr. Darci 30.35 A&J.Hall   6 73666 Excessive Speed 17.88 M Olden PALAMOUNTAINS SCIENTIFIC NUTRITION 1  7 75652 Azure Dreams 17.75 G&J Clarke 5:45 PM C3 $1700, c3, 305m   8 57764 Fire Boy Baxter 17.55 J McInerney 1  1 F3312 Jumpin Sally 17.62 J McInerney   9 56488 Black Mercedes 17.77 S Gommans 2  2 23253 Captain Osti nwtd G Quirk  10 38775 Stevie’s Magic 17.72 W Kite   3 47425 Opawa Wally nwtd S Maher


5:08 PM

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26T11 Genia Haka 17.79 44557 Thrilling Cairo nwtd 35611 Another Pizza 17.73 65311 No No Romeo 17.85 23357 Acting Up nwtd 68654 Agent Jorge 17.77 24111 Ruapehu 17.83 68564 Tricky Harry nwtd 58877 Calm Rita 17.86 48788 Zamaddis Lass 18.24

$1400, c2, 305m

J McInerney D Little J McInerney G Quirk L Ahern J Woolston-Bell G&J Clarke S Gommans B Johnston T Downey

  4   5 4  6 3  7   8   9  10

86162 Homebush Buffy 17.51 J McInerney 67767 Homebush Domino 17.63 J McInerney 54444 Addicted 18.00 L Ahern 665F3 Jackson Town 17.93 N Udy 11676 Flying Trance 17.73 Freeman&Turnwald 67626 Secret Sprite 17.46 Freeman&Turnwald 68855 Starburst Blanch nwtd S Gommans

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February 7, 2014

41212 Homebush Crash 17.36 J McInerney 66422 Cold Turkey 17.59 G Quirk 67626 Secret Sprite 17.46 Freeman&Turnwald 37637 Supreme Shelleen 17.73 J McInerney

6:45 PM


WANGANUI SECURITY C4 $2000, c4, 305m

78266 Thrilling Havoc nwtd 62425 Almost Got It 17.46 56233 Stellar Force nwtd 28211 Ngauruhoe 17.69 34786 Moody Man 17.47 13365 Homebush Lignite 17.59 28551 All The Milk 17.83 38444 Hey You 17.46 F7647 Homebush Sarge 17.81 58586 Flirt Academy 17.77

7:15 PM

 1 1  3  2   3 HARRISON HIRE MASTER C3  6:15 PM $1700, c3, 305m 4  4 2  1 77273 Another Coffee 17.55 J McInerney   5 2  6   2 4434F Go Fern Go 17.69 A Turnwald    3 51256 Working Working 17.54 D Donlon   7 J P PRINT, PETONE C2/3 5:25 PM S Maher   8 $2600, c2/3, 520m   4 64336 Uno Green 17.72 2  1 33264 Space Race 30.19 T McCracken   5 27722 Homebush Coco 17.70 J McInerney   9 1  2 8X241 Phone Tap 30.17 4  6 87711 Dolly Peg 17.66 Freeman&Turnwald  Freeman&Turnwald  10


1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12 9-10-11-12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

 3 38252 Opawa Andrea 30.53 2  Lane&Wales 1:37 PM $1200, c1, 295m   4 13576 Girl Magic 30.65 Hart&Taylor   1 58257 Bublin Jed 17.65 M Flipp  4  5 84444 Kaino 30.75 Hart&Taylor 4  2 83421 Token Stu 17.75 J Rush   6 62228 Toddy’s A Flyer nwtd C Roberts 1  3 22111 Motley Man 17.39 J Dunn   7 63346 Know Solution 30.99 L Waretini 2  4 68311 Opawa Lean Meat 17.53 Lane&Wales 3  8 33354 Opawa Tania 31.10 Lane&Wales   5 56422 Slingo 17.75 M Robinson   9 12663 Mr. Barry 30.86 J Goode 3  6 57533 Cawbourne Onyx nwtd Grant/Hurd  10 63564 Karen’s Magic 30.69 R Adcock   7 64125 Wonkey Donkey 17.76 A Bradshaw DAVE ROBBIE PHOTOGRAPHER STAKES   8 F7324 Mulberry Brook 17.59 K Cassidy 2:32 PM $2200, c2, 520m   9 23346 Kenny’s Comet 17.56 Mitchell&Smith  4  1 11687 Cawbourne Merc nwtd Grant/Hurd  10 17 Plagiarism 17.65 R Blackburn  1  2 12163 Jibbajabba Jewel 30.46 C Roberts 2   3 68622 Cover To Cover 30.75 D Stapleton THE MILLER BAR & CAFE DASH 1:54 PM $1200, c1, 295m  3  4 83332 Stich Up 30.81 S&B Evans   1 18677 Dino Dan 17.85 M Flipp   5 52267 Rocky Baxter nwtd J McInerney   2 64475 Yapster Jewel 17.55 Mitchell&Smith   6 63565 Know Security 30.64 G Cleeve 2  3 33172 Tepirita Enforce 18.53 B&T Shaw   7 32431 Nom De Plume 30.70 R Blackburn   4 53344 Bizarro 17.59 S&B Evans   8 85167 Opawa Marg 30.39 M Roberts 4  5 73531 Teevee Kimba 17.65 M Flipp   9 87645 Lincoln Flyer nwtd  D Stapleton 3  6 31154 Son of Grace 17.47 D Stapleton A Bradshaw   7 27585 Opawa Albie nwtd C Roberts  10 17878 Jinja Pop 30.47 1  8 13234 Cawbourne Pilfer 17.38 Weir&Nissen CHRISTCHURCH CASINO SPRINT   9 657X7 Runway Queen 17.41 G Cleeve 2:49 PM $1400, c2, 295m  10 TTX1 Terra Annie 17.38 B Dann  2  1 67347 Billy Muggins 17.49 B Dann   2 86558 Make Your Point 17.40  S&B Evans CHRISTCHURCHGREYHOUNDS.CO.NZ 2:13 PM Hart&Taylor STAKES $1900, c1, 520m   3 75828 Aversion 17.33 1  4 11188 Valldemossa 17.52 M Flipp 1  1 141 Culvie Magic 30.44 R Adcock  3  5 33326 Yaldhurst Edward 17.38   2 85864 Gee Cee Bee 30.70 J McInerney H Anderton 

Winton Harness

$5000, 2yo, 1609m PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver OPT

February 7, 2014



G Quirk N Udy S Gommans G&J Clarke D Edlin J McInerney G Quirk W Kite J McInerney N Udy

KEENAN CONCRETE C4/5 $3600, c4/5, 520m

13611 Brighton Bullet 30.18 77711 Graduation 29.95 61545 El Jetta 30.06 12527 Indiana Izmir 29.99 24283 Superior Izmir nwtd 43312 Mammy Brown 29.98 21417 What’s Up Gee 30.30 14385 Ate To Much 29.89 61185 Bigtime Dasher 30.09 43453 Boston Chanel 29.80

J&D Fahey L Ahern L Ahern Freeman&Turnwald Freeman&Turnwald L Ahern L Ahern Freeman&Turnwald L Ahern Freeman&Turnwald


2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 1-2-3, 5-6-7, 9-10-11 8-9-10-11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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Track Information Weather: Mainly Fine

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52345 Rite Round Range 17.72 A Bradshaw 26264 Botany Pete nwtd J McInerney 21747 Smashin’ Time 17.52 Grant/Hurd 54847 Mr. Big Stuff 17.37 McCook&Jopson 15745 Know Skill 17.67 G Cleeve

3:05 PM

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HURUNUI HOTEL SPRINT $1200, c1, 295m

14218 Broken Pedro 17.49 13534 Ellie Waves 17.85 63225 Adroit 17.44 13253 Flip Flippa nwtd 61257 Thiago 17.70 45216 Wunzee 17.39 65824 Starburst Hannah 17.56 56886 Express Male nwtd 76317 Totally Toasted nwtd 35426 Maker’s Label 17.54

3:23 PM

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S&B Evans Casey&Fagan R Adcock Lane&Wales D Stapleton J McInerney Grant/Hurd M Flipp A Lee Hart&Taylor


$1400, c2, 295m

58853 Another Becky 17.49 J McInerney 47243 Blickling Bridge 17.53 A Joyce 56535 Be Prepared 17.35 B Dann 87123 Pedro Force 17.33 S&B Evans 15312 Cawbourne Tomcat 17.24 Weir&Nissen 23565 Phat Pants 17.66 McCook&Jopson 67442 My Little Oah 17.35 J McInerney 87664 Maximum Jewel nwtd S&B Evans 68367 Bank Roller 17.76 M Flipp 36377 Wandy Destiny 17.54 G Cleeve

Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1407m; Weather: Fine

  9 5X221 Royal Counsel (9) G&CLee 2  G Lee Barrier  10 07407 Bricky McGowan (21) DKelly M Williamson LOT291 REMARKABLE SHARD DAY2 CHCH SALES MBL  11 81260 My Guy Mac (22) RWilson C Ferguson (J) 3:30 PM OPT 708 PACE $9000, 3yo+, c2-c3 with cond., 2400m A Beck   1 26358 Liam Sienna (1) Reg&EarlDrakeN Williamson  12 95146 Bettabe Perfect (23) ABeck   2 07209 El Diablo (2) RWilson C Ferguson (J)  13 0L910 Mach Varno (24) DMcLachlan S Walkinshaw   3 44300 Le Sol (3) IWilson A Beck 4:40 PM MARSHALL INDUSTRIES MOBILE PACE   4 16410 Afellas Boy (4) MTodd M Williamson OPT 710 $10,000, 4yo+ c3-c5, 2400m  1 Majestic Major SCRATCHED   5 45084 The Lutts (5) NBuchan N Buchan  K Barclay 3  6 78282 Theo Bos (6) MSwain S Walkinshaw   2 67P75 Alta Capone (1) NEdge 1  3 11P40 The Wrath Of Robyn (2) TCrossC Ferguson (J)   7 70332 Missy Mach (7) MDenton J W Cox  C Barron 4  8 21215 Char Do Neigh (8) AMcVicar B Barclay   4 08433 Billy The Bus (3) MSwain 3   5 12364 Canardly Lover (4) HHunter H Hunter   9 32356 Deano Robyn (9) H Hunter  H Hunter   Barrier 4  6 78904 Lifesofine (5) RDunn N Williamson  10 59310 Tic Tac Bromac (21) ABlack A Black   7 71517 Skippy Rascal (6) TBarron D Dunn 1 11 13441 Return To Sender (22) RDunn D Dunn   8 16447 Bettor’s Brigadier (7) DMcLachlan  12 85787 Van Eva (23) SCook T Williams  S Walkinshaw 2   13 47127 Majestic Lustre (24) AStack Awesum Teddy (8) MGBrown A Armour C Barron   9 21125 Barrier  2 14 21313 Jaccka Lonny (25) BGray B Orange  16

64030 Chief Kapai (25) APaisley

A Beck



4:05 PM 709



$9000, 3yo+ c1, 2400m

5:15 PM OPT 711

JOHN EARL ELITE RACING PRODUCTS MOB 11 PACE $8000, 3yo+ f&m c2-c3, 1609m

  1 91548 Tact Charlotte (1) TProctor B Barclay 1  2 13326 Bettor Buy It (2) DBaynes T Williams   3 31874 I Smart (3) BShirley N Williamson   4 X1222 Goodness Gracious Me (4) MJones J W Cox   5 62537 Groomsman (5) HHunter H Hunter   6 488X7 Backandbeyond (6) CBarron C Barron 3  7 35818 Nota Lada (7) Purdon/Rasmussen B Orange 4  8 481 Nureyev (8) MGBrown A Armour

 1 13324 Twilight Franco (1) GHunter C Ferguson (J) 2  4  2 40213 Third Avenue (2) WAdams T Williams 3  3 15706 Secret’s Out (3) Purdon/Rasmussen B Orange 1  4 X1514 Whisper Jet (4) Purdon/RasmussenS Ottley (J)   5 71755 Ella Fitzgerald (5) NEdge K Barclay  6 Kellyrox SCRATCHED   7 4X256 Repeat After Me (6) DBaynes A Beck   8 40238 Mac Bubbles (7) C Dalgety  D Dunn   Barrier


Track Information Weather: Brief rain

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12 9-10-11-12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 NZRS DISTANCE FINAL

  5 42363 Know Attempt 30.19 G Cleeve   6 18272 Opawa Webby 30.37 Lane&Wales 7:45 PM 2  7 22132 Know Class 29.86 G Cleeve $11,000, nzrsdf, 755m  2  1 72575 Buddy Broke 44.60 B Hodgson  1  8 2P341 Rene Ranger 30.09 L Ahern 3  2 61365 Jinja Power nwtd J&D Fahey   9 37655 Stolen Money nwtd G Cleeve   3 25348 Necter nwtd B Hodgson WANGANUI CHRONICLE C5   4 43X37 Thrilling Olive nwtd K Walsh 9:07 PM $2400, c5, 305m 1  1 12122 Armed Forces 17.42 L Ahern 1  5 15117 Thrilling Logic nwtd K Walsh  L Ahern   6 43466 Sasha’s One nwtd S Clark   2 87184 Eruza 17.50 2  3 21233 Run Lacey Run 17.33 Freeman&Turnwald 4  7 67412 Little Teegan 44.50 A Lawrence  4  4 34443 Avert 17.54 N Udy   8 35326 Chill Out Ralph nwtd Lane&Wales    5 64255 Leadfoot Lenny 17.44 L Udy THE ROCK 95.2FM C4 8:15 PM L Ahern $2000, c4, 305m   6 3552F Rosemore Osti 17.23 3  1 31157 Cawbourne Banksy 17.66 G Quirk   7 16563 Slangevar 17.55 D Little 1  2 43522 Belkara 17.55 M Olden  3  8 41617 Uno Allegro 17.42 L Ahern   3 22176 Homebush Limbo 17.64 J McInerney   9 17664 Bee Rabbit 17.38 L Ahern 4  4 28856 Vicki’s Quest 17.65 L Udy  10 28773 Fly Canary Fly 17.73 J McInerney   5 74718 Emma Marie 17.71 T Downey CROMBIE LOCKWOOD (NZ) LTD C5 2  6 23342 Stiff Drink 17.71 Freeman&Turnwald 9:37 PM $2400, c5, 305m 1  1 35111 Fiery Dancer 17.40 L Ahern   7 32787 Jill Sprite 17.71 N Udy  N Udy   8 33668 Uno Flash 17.71 S Maher   2 63158 Opawa Sister 17.52 Freeman&Turnwald   9 F7647 Homebush Sarge 17.81 J McInerney   3 15218 Sweet Lies 17.50 J McInerney  10 67848 Little Rascal 17.54 L Ahern   4 85436 Princely Dollar 17.87 4  5 42524 Cosmic Fury 17.52 L Ahern NZRS ADVANCED RACING SERIES 8:39 PM G&J Clarke FINAL $11,000, nzrsf, 520m   6 73476 Darlek Khan 17.36   1 67124 Not A Know nwtd 2  7 38571 Sir Richie 17.42 A Waretini  L Ahern 3  2 21514 Blitzing Mayhem 30.45 3  8 24255 Winning Knocka nwtd S Clark  L Ahern 4  3 33451 Opawa Casper 30.52 Lane&Wales   9 17664 Bee Rabbit 17.38 L Ahern   4 12143 Bev’s Viewpoint nwtd L Ahern  10 28773 Fly Canary Fly 17.73 J McInerney






h M5 6:25 PM







Franklin Harness

Today at Alexandra Park

February 7, 2014

 10 Goodison Sally (22) JHarris T Macfarlane   6 46100 No Go Slow Briton (6) GMartin G Martin  11 99005 Sharapova’s Delight (23) AGrant S Lawson 3  7 10307 Ballyronan (7) MMcKendry M McKendry Driver  12 X3304 Elisaveta (24) Rogerson/Blanchard P Ferguson   8 48264 Kip Keino (8) RBrosnan S Abernethy (J) S Phelan   9 56042 Kawarau Spur (9) RBrosnan P Ferguson HAPPY BIRTHDAY STACEY DAVIS MOBILE R Downey 7:25 PM PACE $7000, 4yo+ c1 jun.d, 2700m  10 25087 Bruno Paillard (10) TGrayling J Stormont M McKendry   1 72479 Classy Ambition (1) PScreen M Teaz (J)  11 02040 Ella’s Speed (11) JCoppins D Ferguson (J) A Donnelly   2 307X0 Kleen N Shine (2) DBlakemore 1 12 1X18 Tout Noir (u1) Mangos/Cullen B Mangos J MacKinnon (J)  T Macfarlane  1  3 545X2 First Home (3) Telfer/Garlick A Veint (J)  13 04409 A Special Dream (u2) RBrosnan R Brosnan J Stormont   14 447X5 Silver Whisp (u1) TEdwards 3  4 4X287 Who Dares Wins (4) Andrew&LynNeal T Mitchell


PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer

 1 8X229 Spud Murphy (1) VFacoory 2    2 036X Star Monarch (2) RDouglas 3  3 33563 Earl Of Shebar (3) IMoody 4  4 0X Honikiwi Don (4) RBradley   5 6X275 Noodles (5) D&CMcGowan   6 76 La Maitre Dix (6) BMarshall   7 55533 Jomo (7) JRobinson 1  8 D4228 Creamee (8) John&JoshuaDickie   9 6633 Mighty Sunny (u1) J&MTeaz  10 00000 Brian Elsu (u2) RHughes


J Robinson J W Dickie M Teaz (J) Z Butcher

  5   6  7    8

83929 Lislass (5) JYoung 43038 Real Tidy (6) DBlakemore Bronze Ecstasy 03103 Kate Caterina (7) AGrant

D Ferguson (J) M Blakemore (J) D Branch (J) SCRATCHED S McMullan (J)

 5 2    6 1  7    8   9

2344 Russley Haste (5) THerlihy Linda Mac (6) JStormont 72633 Imhisdaughter (7) RGreen 84603 Yankee Brandy (8) CWebber Barrier

T Herlihy J Stormont R Downey C Webber

0 Cheers Kathy (21) Telfer/Garlick J Abernethy

h M8

11:55 AM


  1   2   3 4  4   5 3  6 A 7   8    9

50035 Sea Spray Cracker (1) JVersteeg J Versteeg

 10  11

30690 Clifden Clowers (21) SMounce S McNally

90000 Kowhai Sunrise (2) MJones

B Orange

5P100 Gorilla Playboy (3) CMcKay M Williamson P6P16 Main Divide (4) BWaldron

R May

22455 Valmagne (5) JKennett

C Kennett

22318 Ottawa (6) CMiddleton

C Middleton

43235 Gin Rummy (7) ICameron

I Cameron

66473 Midfrew Medusa (8) PBurrows B Thomas (J) 27036 Evander D Go (9) NBurton Barrier

N Burton

95086 Amy’s Invasion (22) MHjalmarsson M Hjalmarsson  12 170P0 Monorail (23) RJenkins R Jenkins 


 11 00476 Houdini (22) KTownley  12 Majestic Bardon 2 13 68X54 Go Da Jag (23) T&GChmiel  14 0507 Lavros Cash (24) RKennedy 12:58 PM


T Woodward SCRATCHED A Veint (J) C D Thornley

NEVELE R FILLIES SERIES HEAT 3 MOBILE PACE $15,000, 3yo fillies, 1609m

 1 11161 Venus Serena (1) GDunn 1  J Dunn   2 32412 Albuquerque (2) GPearson R Holmes 2  3 XD292 Libertybelle Midfrew (3) NMcGrath

M Williamson   4 15942 Angelina Jolie (4) G&NHope R May 

 5 13655 Ideal Power (5) NMcGrath 3  A Butt 4  6 X2473 Rocknroll Arden (6) Purdon/RasmussenB Orange    7 17018 Sabellian (7) Purdon/Rasmussen M Purdon Barrier

1:33 PM


$6500, 3yo+ f&m c0, 1609m




5X09 Eleanor G (21) GCook


12:48 PM 201


G O'Reilly


2  1


$25,000, 2yo, 1609m

Mighty Flying Major (1) KBarron K Barron

  2   3   4 3  5 

  6 1  7   8    9  10 4   11  12

February 8, 2014 3 Stagger Lee (2) AStuart Wattlebank Flyer (3) TTrathen Eagles Nest (4) D&CButt


1:58 PM 203



$30,000, 2yo hcp, 1200m

J Curtin D Butt

The Jazz Man (7) TButt

A Butt

Cossack Stride (8) DAnderson

S McNally

Arturus (9) RCameron

C DeFilippi



1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 8-9-10 7-8-9-10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

$10,000, c1-c2 & others with cond., 1609m

 1 06654 On A Promise (1) D&CMcGowanT Macfarlane 1  2  2 9X3P3 Heart Of Jessie (2) Reid/McMullan S Lawson 3  3 35719 Voluntad (3) John&JoshuaDickie J I Dickie   4 42X03 Cullies Delight (4) TMitchell T Mitchell 4  5 67X83 Dixey Styx (5) Cooney/Hopkins T Herlihy   6 77907 Russian Alsu (6) MCollins M Collins   7 FX717 American Angel (7) JYoung M McKendry   Z Butcher  8 22141 Steel The Light (8) BHughes Barrier


 3 11 Thebestlove (3) TButt 1    4 X0151 Trouble Rieu (4) BWhite 4  5 1127 Any Old Way (5) PNairn   6 9X766 Fatal Reunion (6) MEdmonds 3  7 162X1 Majestic Time (7) MWard   8 6X633 K D Muscles (8) MEdmonds    9 21012 Lothario (9) BButt

Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1497m; Weather: Showers A Butt S McNally P Nairn J Curtin K Barron

M Edmonds


B Butt

 10 X5028 Shell Seeker (21) KTownley G Smith 1 Say My Name (22) RDunn J Dunn  11 7X998 Castle Sun (22) MHjalmarsson 5 Maverick (23) D&CButt B Butt  12 16224 King Denny (23) Purdon/Rasmussen M Purdon 2 13 712X0 One Over Da Moon (u1) PNairn D Butt PHILIP MCDONALD MEMORIAL MOBILE   14 00810 Santorini Sunset (u2) K Townley  D Dunn PACE $7500, 3yo+ c2-c3, 1609m 2 Alta Ronaldo (21) Purdon/RasmussenB Orange


 1 3    2 4  3 1  4 2  5   6   7

62 Eksuude (4) 58 JPender T Thornton 3 Buffalo Hunter (7) 57.5 CPomare C Grylls 50. Crucial (2) 57 RPriscott R Myers Highland Park (6) 57 Baker/ForsmanO Bosson 29 Lady Royale (3) 55.5 Collett/McRae J Parkes Twice Smitten (1) 55 Sargent/Allen K Myers 5. Maravilla (5) 54.5 SMcKee S Spratt

 2 X4966 Magna (2) J&JGeddes 4  J Geddes   3 49144 Seven Point One (3) JBurrows J Keast   4 X9253 Little Tess (4) T&GChmiel T Chmiel   5 07800 Maiden Rome (5) REarle S Golding (J)   6 15347 Candy Styx (6) DGaffaney D Dunn 3  7 24X41 Strata Star (7) RTodd M Neilson (J)  8 Cullen's Mercy SCRATCHED 2  9 22117 Lauramegan (8) R Dunn  J Dunn  Barrier

1 10

21154 Helena Jet (21) G&NHope

5:05 PM


R May

DEVON TAVERN MOBILE PACE $7000, 3yo+ c1, 1609m




M Purdon

February 8, 2014

3:09 PM 205



$100,000, 3yof sw, 2000m


1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 8-9-10 7-8-9-10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

 2 X1751. Historian (7) 59 GAlton M Cameron  1 12311 Spellbinder (6) 56.5 JBridgman M Cameron 4  1  O Bosson   1 261 Wayne (9) 58 ROtto T Thornton 3  2 81212 Hera (9) 56.5 RJames V Colgan   3 13306 Brave Centaur (3) 59 LNoble   4 X6421 The Solitaire (1) 57 SAnderton T Thornton 2  2 X3041 Zaberto (5) 58 AJohnson D Nolan 2  3 X6153. Royal Dominance (7) 56.5 Pike/Donoghue  L Innes   5 28603 Postmans Daughter (6) 57 DWalker 1  3 24831 Delago’s Secret (2) 57.5 RJames V Colgan   4 52311 Chop Chop (10) 56.5 SRitchie O Bosson  M Sweeney   4 371 The French Way (4) 57.5 RManning   6 25335 The Glitzy One (8) 57 SAnderton C Johnson   5 67271 Miss Mossman (3) 56.5 Sargent/Allen  M Coleman  D Johnson  3  5 346X2 Paco Kid (7) 57 D&DLogan M Du Plessis 2  7 70294 Zurella (4) 57 SRitchie M Du Plessis 4  6 32171. The Fire Inside (11) 56.5 Moroney/Ormsby   6 82336 Feroz (3) 57 CWood N Harris   8 14312 Costume (9) 57 G&DRogerson M Coleman  M Sweeney 4  7 86X74 Eastern Dragon (1) 56.5 BWallace K Myers   9 64X42 Dancing Attendance (2) 57 EBetty K Myers DON COLTMAN MEMORIAL PREMIER R65   7 66170 Hot Rod (8) 56.5 P&KShailer 2:33 PM  M Cameron OPT 204 $30,000, R65 bmk*, 2100m   8 X0554. Her Choice (4) 56.5 NBishara 3 10 1743 Aspen (10) 54 JBridgman L Innes D Nolan    8 9235 Mountain Jack (10) 56.5 R&RRogersM Hills   1 22627 Radar (15) 60 D&DLogan K Leung (a2)   9 522 Apache Fireworks (1) 56.5 M Brosnan   9 657 Busta (11) 56.5 GHughes1 L Satherley   2 0X066 Sacred Knight (12) 59 TMitchell R Smyth (a3) JEN CAMPIN RACING STAYERS CUP R85 4:54 PM OPT 208 $30,000, R85 benchmark, 2400m  10 76451 Yuleanne (6) 55.5 Baker/Forsman M Dee (a2) 1  3 0X324 Killarney Kid (19) 58.5 Collett/McRaeD Nolan   10 8032 Eyeful Tower (5) 56.5 D&CBothwellTRThornton Hannam   1 46612 Grey Power (5) 59 TParnwell M Sweeney  11 43363 Garland (8) 54.5 TCole L Innes  4  4 X4471 Full Monty (18) 58 GRichardson K Myers  11 69264 Toetwotoe (2) 56.5 RPriscott R Hutchings (a) 2  2 09222 Smartly (4) 58 WHillis N Harris HAMILTON VETERINARY SERVICES PREMIER   5 61230 I’m All Yours (3) 58 G&DRogerson 1:23 PM J Jago PRICE RACING PREMIER RATING 85   3 X0806 El Soldado (6) 58 PDevcich R Hutchings (a) 3:44 PM R65 $30,000, R65 bmk*, 1400m  OPT 202 $30,000, R85 benchmark, 1600m   4 65021 Re Deel (7) 57.5 PLock R Smyth (a3) M Cameron OPT 206   1 758X5 Dreams Maker (2) 59 MMurray S Spratt   6 55X06 Ira Bean (13) 58 JMcRae S Spratt  3  5 63511 Coachline (11) 57 Collett/McRae M Dee (a2) 3  7 66512 Lion Rock Hill (10) 58 BWallace M Dee (a2)   1 44180 Dillinger (11) 59 J&KParsons 3  2 7421 Custer (4) 57.5 GHughes1 O Bosson    2 08420 Taaxman (9) 58.5 TGillies K Myers   6 39878 Back In Black (2) 56.5 JSteffert S Spratt   3 75744 Flicka Of Gold (1) 57.5 SMcKee M Cameron 2  8 31 Bastille (1) 57.5 Baker/Forsman O Bosson   3 28203 Needlly (4) 57.5 LNoble M Hills  1  7 12511 Peacefuleasyfeelin (12) 56.5 G Old  L Innes   9 21307 Bitethebullet (7) 57.5 KMorton L Innes   4 97X16 Rising Force (14) 57.5 P&DWilliams   4 62307 Classcoroc (8) 57 GHughes1 M Sweeney   8 74625 Confused (3) 55.5 J&KParsons C Johnson  D Johnson  10 30006 Earl Of Doncaster (16) 57.5 SCrutchley V Gatu (a3)    5 18 Cote De Nuits (8) 57 RJames V Colgan  4  9 95444 Bellino (1) 55.5 Collett/McRae M Cameron R Myers   5 X1135 Ruready (12) 56.5 CWood S Spratt   6 X9508 Queen Of The Castle (2) 56 SCrutchley 4  6 15 Rough Copy (7) 57 WHillis L Innes  11 47L10 Eva Keeneva (6) 57.5 PStevens  10 X7054 Quest (8) 55 K&BKelso M Du Plessis R Myers  11 13104 Roddick (10) 54 MMurdoch 2  7 X3183 Kalevala (3) 56.5 JMahoney R Hutchings (a)  12 X0504 The Grinner (14) 57.5 SMcKee M Du Plessis  T Thornton 2  7 32072 Revelator (1) 55.5 Moroney/Ormsby L Innes C Grylls   12 00251 Tutanekai (9) 54 GSmith 1  8 22X14 Leslie’s Legacy (10) 56 JMcGiven K Myers  13 X0836 Hassle Free (9) 57 LNoble R Myers   8 97089 Carlotta (5) 55 SWenn T Wenn (a4)   9 13066. Lucky Orphan (11) 56 KCrampton C Dell (a1)  14 X0161 Wairaka (17) 57 GRichardson M Coleman NRM SPRINT (GROUP I)  15 9X348 Skytower (4) 56.5 D&CBothwell J Parkes   9 13211 Dragonkeeper (10) 55 NBishara R Smyth (a3) 5:29 PM  10 193 Sports Illustrated (12) 55.5 Baker/Forsman $200,000, wfa, 1400m 3 10 86134 Locket (7) 55 J&KParsons C Johnson OPT 209  M Du Plessis  16 X9910 Saucy Penny (2) 55.5 MMurdoch B Grylls (a2)    1 2X314. Durham Town (2) 59 D&DLogan V Colgan 4 11 2X440 Perfect Start (3) 55 WHillis N Harris  11 43925 Blooming Hell (15) 55 RSherwin L Satherley A 17 51074 Sir Lancelot (5) 56.5 McVean/Browne 4  2 32069 Nashville (17) 59 Adrian&HarryBull K Myers  12 64495. Secret’s Only (6) 54.5 JMahoney M Cameron  12 3X728 Spirit Of Wyuna (6) 55 SWenn M Wenn B 18 X6849 Pillar To Post (11) 57 KMyers 3  3 13111. Scapolo (6) 59 KMyers D Walker 1 13 29022 Neena Rock (13) 54 WBolton M Du Plessis  13 X9X50 Rayners Lane (16) 55 Collett/McRae J Parkes   19 Smuckers SCRATCHED    4 6X126. Ginner Hart (4) 59 AFieldes N Harris  14 67452 Brondan (9) 54 R&DLang M Dee (a2) D 20 0X048 Shez Kapable (20) 54 PStevens HERBIE DYKE STAKES (GROUP I)   5 X2205 Eight Schillings (12) 59 Collett/McRae 4:19 PM  15 42060 Team Pete (5) 54 CPomare K Leung (a2) E 21 70030 Moneyforjam (8) 54 TParnwell OPT 207 $200,000, wfa, 2000m  J Parkes  16 222X3 Coriander (13) 54 KStead1 T Thornton   22 1  1 X1415. Shuka (5) 59 P&DWilliams Table One SCRATCHED  D Johnson   6 X1410 Barbaric (11) 59 SMarsh R Myers




 1 710 Fernleigh Rebel (1) D&CButt 1  D Butt 4  2 04319 Rock Till You Drop (2) MJones B Orange 2:43 PM B 3 76580 Live Life Betta (3) DPaterson1 J Dunn   1 32857 Elegant Lustre (1) Keast/Westrum J Keast FARMLANDS NUTRITION MOBILE PACE 3  4 73103 Franco Salisbury (4) G&NHope R May 2  2 02211 Armbro Teehee (2) TButt K Butt (J) 3:55 PM $6500, 3yo+ c0, 1609m C 5 P970P Glenferrie Ann (5) GMills C McDowell 2  1 2095 Gyrate (1) T&GChmiel J Dunn   3 69525 Thrill (3) T&GChmiel B Orange   6 Blytheburn SCRATCHED 1  2 2 A Boy Named Rosie (2) CDalgety D Dunn A 7 50790 Good Girl Becqui (6) PBurrows G Smith   4 71611 Happy Heidi (4) JHowe D Dunn  3  5 14242 Mach’s Gladiator (5) PBurrows B Thomas (J)   3 70 Four Starzzz Shiraz (3) KChapman  8 Chargedownking SCRATCHED M Williamson  6 Meticulous SCRATCHED  9 96033 Vienna Eyre (7) P Anderson  G O'Reilly 4  4 06033 Johnny Vegas (4) T&GChmiel T Chmiel    Barrier 4  7 42134 Lumos (6) RDunn J Dunn   5 Pacific Rose SCRATCHED  2 10 24178 Sell A Bit (21) BWhite S McNally 1  8 12222 Mossdale Conner (7) G&NHope R May   6 Juliette Bromac (5) MHouse J Curtin  11 6X026 Sara Holley (22) DSmolenski C DeFilippi   Dynamic Party (8) T&GChmiel T Chmiel  9 01548 Barrier   7 8 Red River Lochee (6) MEdmondsM Edmonds D 12 14 Mach’s Love (23) G&PCourt  10 55753 Hi Jinx (21) T&GChmiel G Chmiel   8 8026 Eastburn Mara (7) MJones D Dunn B Orange  13 00951 Caesar (24) WStevenson  11 X1514 Whisper Jet (22) Purdon/Rasmussen  14 73807 Tuscaloosa (25) CMorrison S Ottley (J) 3  9 4 Riga Doon (8) T May  R May   M Purdon  Barrier  15 27455 The Flying Scotsman (26) NMcGrath  10 02780 I Ching (21) Keast/Westrum J Keast  N McGrath NEUMANNS BANDAG HAMBLETONIAN CLASSIC 3:20 PM  16 X0547 Gadeiros (27) SEvans M Williamson OPT 817 MOB TROT $25,000, 3yo, 1609m CHRISTIAN CULLEN MARES SPEED SERIES FNL  17 10590 Nic Mac Willy (28) SHale P Davis   1 X8184 Belles Son (1) KChapman K Cameron 4:30 PM MBL PACE $16,000, 4yo+ M, 1609m   18 34281 Mach Of The Man (29) Purdon/Rasmussen   2 20918 Lavros Segil (2) PAnderson R May   1 25251 Mashika (1) RDunn G Smith

Tomorrow at Te Rapa


C D Thornley

1 Follow The Stars (5) Purdon/Rasmussen M Purdon 1 Pulp Fiction (6) TStratford D Dunn

Waikato Races

$30,000, sp cond, 1600m PX # REC Horse (Barrier) kg Trainer Jockey OPT

9:22 PM

P Ferguson

NOEL & MARGARET GIBSON MEMORIAL HCP TROT $9000, 4yo+ c2-c6 +claimers spechcp, 2700m

9:52 PM


 13 44598 Millicent (24) C&JDeFilippi 2  C DeFilippi   1 00X Trevi Bromac (1) KDixon C DeFilippi  14 0558X Glendaloch (25) DMcCormick D D McCormick   2 00000 Sophie Rose (2) TJellyman T Jellyman 1 15 41000 The Bog (u1) NMcGrath A Butt   3 Roseara SCRATCHED   4 03526 Macy Blue Chip (3) NMcGrath N McGrath CHRISTCHURCH CLEANING SUPPLIES MOB 12:23 PM 2  5 8453 Art Critic (4) Purdon/Rasmussen M Purdon PACE $5000, 4yo+ c0, 1609m    1 47750 Cavalli Woman (1) MCations M Cations   6 44 Expressive Art (5) G&PCourt R May   2 30046 Hot Lips Brogden (2) KCameron K Cameron 4  7 Ohoka Royal (6) KCameron K Cameron   3 98666 Fulham Flyer (3) RHolmes R Holmes  1  8 04822 Tangos Delight (7) PBurrows B Thomas (J) 4  4 79474 Wouldntuliketoknow (4) McCormick/Kentish   9 50060 Twitch (8) JMcDermott C D Thornley   L McCormick  Barrier   5 50789 Hotdiggitydog (5) CMcDowell C McDowell  10 39093 Highview Aria (21) MGreen J Curtin 3  6 6X680 Be Me (6) BWaldron R May  11 6406 Rapunzel Rock (22) Jason&ScottLethaby S Lethaby   7 7000X Dazzling Dawn (7) MBoa R Close (J)  3 12 00345 Taittinger Rose (23) IThomas J Thomas (J) 1  8 X9073 Lavros Is King (8) P&LJones S Ottley (J) TELTRAC COMMUNICATIONS NZ SAPLING 2:08 PM    9 25244 Shamrocks Boy (9) T&GChmiel T Chmiel  10

 11 811D2 Cool Cobber (u1) DBalle 2  Z Butcher 4 12 29811 Madisonz Luck (u2) SMcCaffrey S McCaffrey

HEWES METALS FRANKLIN COUNTRY CUP 4/3   1 07006 McConway (1) CButler N Chilcott 10:22 PM MBL PACE $7000, 3yo+ c1, 2200m   2 573X3 Our Dainty Lady (2) JStormont J Stormont 3  1 95596 Thomas McBride (1) Andrew&LynNeal   3 66357 Moment Of Truth (u1) DBalle T Herlihy  A Neal 3  4 05XP1 Revenue Maker (u2) D&CMcGowan 4  2 1 Ideal Diamante (2) THerlihy T Herlihy  T Macfarlane   3 62119 Molly O’Shea (3) THerlihy M McKendry 1  5 5X141 Wingsonhai (1) ADonnelly A Donnelly c1, c2 with cond. spechcp, 2200m Barrier   4 39012 Bettors Card (4) Telfer/Garlick S Phelan 2  1 13 Yogi Johnson (1) Wallis/Hackett T Herlihy   6 66266 Kowhai Whiz (2) D&CMcGowan B Mangos NZI MOBILE PACE 1   5 88P30 Charleston Belle (5) JStormont J Stormont 8:52 PM   2 4X035 Cascadia (2) John&JoshuaDickie J W Dickie R Brosnan $7000, 3yo+ c0, 2200m   7 0X007 Not Likely (3) RBrosnan  6  Mont Ventoux SCRATCHED 4  1 65794 Somebeach N Clovelly (1) Macfarlane/Sharpe   8 66356 Trotupastorm (4) JMacKinnon1   3 23204 Zimple (3) Andrew&LynNeal L Neal  2   7 X2114 Lancewood Lizzie (6) D & C McGowan T Macfarlane  J MacKinnon (J)   4 99606 Pretty Awesome (4) MPemberton S Phelan  1  T Macfarlane 2 X7202 Destination Moon (2) Reid/McMullanJ I Dickie   9 74653 Oto Invasion (1) SMcCaffrey M Teaz (J,Cl)  4  5 73841 Showtime Lady (5) John&JoshuaDickie   8 5X251 Raffaello (7) Reid/McMullan T Mitchell       3 Steen (3) D Gale  J Abernethy 10 84132 Sodeska (1) S McCaffrey  M McKendry Barrier  J I Dickie

Tomorrow at Ashburton Raceway

$7000, 4yo+ c1-c2, 1609m PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver

Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Righthanded; Length: 1006m; Weather: Rain


Ashburton Harness


2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9 6-7-8-9 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 4-9 $40,000

 4 3  Eyecatcher Fire (4) DShorter T Herlihy 2  5 48438 Brainstormer (5) DGale S Abernethy (J)   6 54564 Elliot Daniel (6) RBrosnan R Brosnan   7 05685 Tazzy’s Devil (7) RHughes B Butcher (J)   8 X9205 The Merchant Banker (8) JStormont  J Stormont  Barrier  9 Ling Hu SCRATCHED SAAW MOBILE PACE  10 89607 Mr Swayze (21) SGreen Z Butcher 8:25 PM $7000, 3yo+ c1, 2200m   11 Red Skywalker (22) Reid/McMullan   1 31875 Party Boy (1) Rogerson/Blanchard B Mangos

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Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Dead; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1800m; Straight: 420m; Rail: Out 4m; Weather: Few showers

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Family affair in Gala Cup doubles

Kane’s career as batsman rockets

Father and daughter Ashleigh and Peter Leonard triumphed again in the Gala Cup Mixed Doubles Championship at the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre yesterday. The best field for around 15 years had 11 pairs that revelled in the ideal conditions and produced a high standard of tennis. The final featured four past and present singles champions, with the Leonards up against Rhys and Makayla Cromie, who pushed the victors to a tiebreak in the first set, only to lose it 6-8. A swing of momentum favoured the Cromies in the second set which they closed out 6-3 to send the championship to a match tiebreak. The Leonards reclaimed superiority to take it out 10-4. Each finalist pair had earlier had good battles in their respective semi-finals. The Cromies overcome another father and daughter combination, current singles champion Neil McCann and his daughter Tessa, 7-6, 6-0. The first set tiebreak proved crucial with the McCanns only succumbing 6-8 before conceding the second set without winning a game. The Leonards had overpowered James Watt and Stacey

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Hopwood in their first set 6-1, before the youngsters came back to force a tiebreak in the second set. The Consolation Plate was

won by Aidan Mitchell and Larissa Allan, who beat Murray Amyes and Lynda Scott in the final, and the Plate was won by Connor Brosnahan and Sophie

Ness. The A Reserve Gala Cup was won by Sam Bubb and Erin Connelly-Whyte over Edwin Dargue and Millie Ness 6-2, 6-0.


Freestyle skiing family is blessed Bruce Wells reckons he and wife Stacey have been “blessed” with their life. They’ve also been blessed with the sporting talent they’ve had sitting around the dinner table. Let’s face it; you have four sons, so you would think at least one would be the odd one out. But not Jossi, Byron and Beau-James Wells, aged 23, 21 and 18 respectively, all in Sochi, striving for Olympic success.

The fourth, 15-year-old Jackson isn’t far behind either. Three members of one family as Olympic representatives at the same time is a first for New Zealand. All home schooled in Wanaka, they have a life that wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of mulled wine. It’s clear from their father the ties that bind are strong. He’s not surprised that they’ve followed - and in Jack-

son’s case, looks set to follow the same path. “Skiing’s a whole heap of fun, and if it’s fun kids like doing it,” he said. “It was available to them as much as they ever wanted and they never seemed to get sick of it. “Stacey would set work for the day. When it was done, bingo they were off, so there was a real motivation; if I get this done I can go skiing. At 1

o’clock, as long as they’d got the work done the day was theirs.” Wells says both parents are good watchers while their children are on the slopes. “It is a scary, dangerous game and the boys have been banged up. But because we’ve been around them so much growing up we’ve seen the progression and been part of it. We know they’re not silly, they’re quite calculated.” - APNZ


Watch out for Women on Wheels in Methven By Jonathan Leask

Lycra clad ladies will take over the roads around Methven for the second Women on Wheels cycle race tomorrow. Last year’s inaugural event, that took over from Girls on Bikes which had moved to the North Island, had over 200

women take to the road across the three courses- 76km and 46km competitive races and a 29km social ride. For the second edition numbers are lower than expected with around 130 entries so far. “Maybe we picked the wrong weekend with people taking the Friday off and having a long weekend,” Hampton said.

With the smaller number of entries Hampton has made some minor alterations scrapping the 76km course but keeping a longer distance event. The 76km is now 75km with the riders completing the 46km course and then the 29km course. “It means they actually get to ride through Methven during

the race rather than just at the start essentially doing two laps but only double ride about 3km. “If it works well we might keep it that way next year,” she said. The 75km and 46km riders set off at 9.15am with the 29km social ride hitting the road at 10am, with entries open until 9am tomorrow.

It was an outstanding exhibition from a batsman in prime form who seems to be taking the next steps in a career that looks set to have plenty more upward trajectory to come. Shortly after lunch yesterday, Murali Vijay was practising his batting shots as he stood at first slip. The Indian opener dropped into his catching position and approximately one second later the ball, delivered by luckless Mohammed Shami, flew off the edge of Kane Williamson’s bat to his left. Vijay, his mind perhaps still on his back foot defensive mime and certainly a fraction late in reacting, spilt the regulation chance. A day’s cricket can hinge on such moments. Williamson was on 32. New Zealand should have been 72 for four. By stumps the board had a vastly different look. The only other time Williamson appeared discomforted yesterday was when he fell awkwardly completing a run and studied his left hand for a couple of minutes. Otherwise it was an outstanding exhibition from a batsman in prime form who seems to be taking the next steps in a career that looks set to have plenty more upward trajectory to come in the next 10 years. Williamson’s back foot play is superb, his footwork quick and nimble, his placement through the onside expert. One clip with slide rule precision between two fielders at mid wicket and mid on off Shami was a short-price contender for shot of the day. On the recent occasions Ross Taylor has been interviewed after another of his stellar performances in a mighty summer, he has made a point of paying tribute to his younger teammate. Taylor missed out yesterday, but at No3 and No4 the pair have provided New Zealand with sustained high quality, both individually and in partnership, for weeks. Their methods are distinctly different, but yesterday belonged to Williamson and captain Brendon McCullum. They mounted a quality rescue operation, helping the Kiwis to finish the first day of the test at 329 for four. McCullum lives on 143 not out, with Coren Anderson alongside on 42. - APNZ

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Very reluctantly the owners of this beaut batch are putting it up for auction for new owners to have as much enjoyment as they have had. Sleeping facilities for 5-6 people with 1 bedroom downstairs. Open plan kitchen living area with outside decking area for those summer bbqs. Batch will be left furnished for the new owners.

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Appealing - Secure Section - Close to School A Beauty Red Brick Townhouse Dollars Home & Sense ThisFabulous three bedroom haskitchen/dining/living an open plan kitchen/living open home plan big area. area with french doors out tobedrooms, a sunny terrace. Three double master with ensuite and Modern townhouse. walk in robe. Double garage with internal access, 3 bedrooms off street andstorage privatearea back Internal Double garageparking plus large onsection. a well fenced section must addaccess double garage. Tenant has loved and looked after and would like Lovely sunny living area with a section that working appeal for buyers. to stay in this warm north facing townhouse. people can For enjoy and manage. Sale $283,500 Makes good sense to view. View by appointment


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Puzzles Friday, February 7, 2014 CRYPTIC


ACROSS 1. Entanglement by which one may be led to believe something (11) 8. Saying what one would like is being dictatorial (8) 9. Cap, perhaps, and nothing more where swimming’s concerned (4) 10. Shy Lena heads off, and he’s wild! (5) 13. In that case it was at that time (4) 16. Chieftain demonstrating return of frost (4) 17. Get through a way between the mountains (4) 18. Egg one on to make a bit in our generation (4) 20. Taxes some Britons (5) 24. Being short, the poor dog has only a bit of a tail (4) 25. The height of high church address (8) 26. He has an eye for a flighty thing (4-7)






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DOWN 2. Fashion of overturning a party in the Middle East (4) 3. It’s right at heart of parrot and may be articulated (5) 4. The general principle for a member of the clergy (5) 5. Waterlocked land has a tenant, apparently (5) 6. Run in military way to costermonger’s wife? Nonsense! (6-5) 7. Foreign nobleman’s flock one tries to get off (6,5) 11. Puts out half of them, it is concluded (5)


12. Gag, or somehow cause a spot of bother (5) 14. Cure a novice driver by having high explosive ahead (4) 15. Try to get through, but get the engaged sign (4) 19. To put name down makes some children terrified (5) 21. A pause after the printed, if not the spoken, word (5) 22. It may give one the key to feeling better (5) 23. It may be bent in running what is capped (4)


YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Marriage 4. Brow 8. Nod 9. Choke 10. Gin 11. Monsoon 12. Inter 13. Blind as a bat 17. Niche 18. Grimace 20. Woe 21. Brain 22. Ore 23. Done 24. Feckless Down 1. Minims 2. Redan 3. Groan 5. Regatta 6. Wintry 7. Recitation 9. Crown Derby 14. Lectern 15. Gnawed 16. Severs 18. Grave 19. Alone



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QUICK ACROSS 1. Ultimate (8) 7. Not hidden (5) 8. Genuine (9) 9. Umpire (3) 10. Care for (4) 11. Wilts (6) 13. Packhorse (5,2,6) 15. Halt (6) 16. Pull (4) 18. Not processed (3) 20. Unhurried (9) 21. Strange and scary (5) 22. Forefather (8)

DOWN 1. Precise (5) 2. Baltic country (7) 3. Bound (4) 4. Done, but not done well (5,1,7) 5. Prophets (5) 6. Become more rigid (7) 7. Cephalopod (7) 12. Surprise (7) 13. Blockage (7) 14. Language of a region (7) 15. Mindful (5) 17. Tier (5) 19. Regulation (4)


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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) On a day when income and professional forces have not only come together, but are starting to look extremely promising, you’ll find it easier to focus. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) The real advantage today is the opportunity you have to give unsaid words a voice and to make up for lost time. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) This is a valuable chance to head back to the drawing board with a whole new set of parameters to work with. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) With Mercury turning retrograde in an adventurous part of your chart, this is opening the door to second chances, unlocking old memories. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Pay as much attention to the things you don’t want to hear to the things you do, especially when it comes to any work/life balance issues. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) By refusing to assume others are mind readers, this is a chance to give unsaid words a voice in a healing and cathartic way. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) You have a chance today to get insight into whatever still has the power to push old buttons and potentially disarm them. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Just when you’re on a mission to get old relationship issues out in the open the door opens to second chances, giving your heart and the past a voice. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) When you make the effort it’s a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice, making up for lost time. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) As you realise misunderstandings are opportunities, you’ll not only mitigate any danger but turn this into an opportunity to give unsaid words a voice. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) With Mercury’s retrograde turn in your income sector slowing things down, this is made up for by the second chances this opens the door to. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) With the Moon giving your emotional responses a voice you’re able to see this as the opportunity to give the past and unsaid words a voice that it is.

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Rise 6:40 am Set 8:53 pm


Good fishing Set 12:12 am Rise 2:49 pm

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Good fishing Set 12:51 am Rise 3:46 pm

Full moon

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Bad fishing

Set 1:33 am Rise 4:39 pm

Last quarter

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River Levels



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Sth Ashburton at 12:15 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 2:00 pm, yesterday

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Waitaki Kurow at 9:00 am, yesterday Source: Environment Canterbury

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Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday 175.1

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 18.0 18.7 Max to 4pm 10.0 Minimum 8.3 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm February to date 0.4 Avg Feb to date 10 2014 to date 34.2 68 Avg year to date Wind km/h E 20 At 4pm Strongest gust E 33 Time of gust 2:54pm

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Forecasts for today

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Palmerston North brief rain

FZL: Above 3000m

Cloudy periods, with patchy drizzle about the foothills. Wind at 1000m: SE breezes. Wind at 2000m: Becoming light.

Mostly cloudy, with rain at times. Easterly breezes tending southerly.

1.00pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL, Outdoor pool open. Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road. 1.30pm R.S.A. CARD SECTION. Euchre, Ashburton R.S.A. Cox Street.


Fine at first with thickening high cloud. Rain spreading south to the Waimakariri River in the evening. Wind at 1000m and 2000m: Light.


TINWALD. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.


Canterbury High Country

Fine at first with increasing high cloud. Scattered rain developing in the north during the afternoon, then spreading south to Rangiora by evening. Northeasterlies.

Daily Events


Friday, 7 February 2014

A low pressure system over northern New Zealand moves southeastwards to the east of the country during the weekend, while a ridge lies over southern regions. The ridge over the South Island weakens on Monday. A broad tough spreads over much of New Zealand on Tuesday.

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9.00am - 12.00noon ASHBURTON DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET. Weekly farm fresh produce, plants, coffee, food and more. North end of the West Street car park. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Large variety of toys for hire. Methodist Church hall, Baring Square East. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and



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9.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am - 11.30am ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH TINWALD. Drop in for a cuppa and chat. Cnr Jane and Thomson Street,



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MONDAY: Cloudy periods with patchy drizzle. Dying southerlies. MAX

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Map for today

Friday, February 7, 2014

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DUFF, Maurice Retired firefighter Maurice Edward Duff, Life Honorary Member of Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade and Canterbury Gold Star Association Member. Undress uniform with service honours to be worn to funeral at Presbyterian Church, South Belt, Methven. Assemble at Church, 12.15pm today, FRIDAY February 7.



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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather and information. 9am Infomercials 9:30 The Chase 3 A quiz show where contestants must stay one step ahead. 0 10:30 Ellen 3 Talk show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. 11:30 Infomercials Noon One News 0 12:30 L Rugby – IRB Sevens World Series Pool play on day one of the Wellington Sevens, round five of the Sevens World Series. 0 4:10 Te Karere 2 0 4:30 Rugby – IRB Sevens World Series Further coverage from the Westpac Stadium as pool play on day one continues at the Wellington Sevens. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Rugby – IRB Sevens World Series Further coverage from the Westpac Stadium as pool play on day one continues at the Wellington Sevens. 0 10:30 One News Tonight 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Handy Manny 3 0 6:53 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 6:55 Phineas And Ferb 3 0 7:20 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 7:50 Pokemon – Sinnoh League Victors 3 0 8:15 Doc McStuffins 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 Scrubs PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle 2pm Bethenny 3pm Hope And Faith 3 0 3:30 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 The Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 4:05 Shake It Up 3 0 4:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm New Adventures Of Old Christine 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil AO (Part 1) The Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter discusses his memoir, Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It’, his problems with drugs and alcohol, and his sister’s death. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR Dr Oz discusses sugar substitutes. 2:30 Rachael Ray Rachael and her celebrity chef friends make four two-for-one meals. 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show 4:30 Grand Designs Australia 3 0 5:30 Big Brother Australia Highlights of life in the house. 6pm 3 News

7pm Shortland Street 0 7:30 The Bachelor Australia 0 8:35 M Angels and Demons MV 2009 Crime. A Harvard symbologist finds that ancient forces are willing to stop at nothing to advance their goals as he unravels a plot to blow up the Vatican. Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer. 0

7pm Campbell Live 7:30 The Block – All Stars PGR It is the final countdown to the delivery of the final room, but exteriors are causing the couples some problems. 0 8:25 Beauty and the Geek Australia PGR 9:30 Best of The Graham Norton Show AO 3 10:30 The Paul Henry Show

11pm F Alan Carr – Chatty Man AO 3 Alan Carr’s guests are Michael McIntyre and Kylie Minogue. 0 Midnight Prime Suspect AO 3 0 12:55 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:10 Infomercials

11:20 Live At The Apollo AO 0 12:15 Dating In The Dark Australia AO 3 1:10 Good Vibes AO 3 1:35 Infomercials 2:35 Supernatural AO 3 0 4:05 Nikita AO 3 0 4:45 Neighbours 3 0 5:10 Zeke And Luther 3 0 5:35 Good Luck Charlie 3 0

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Cheese Slices 7:30 Tales From River Cottage 8am Belfast Zoo 8:30 Toy Hunters 9am The Pioneer Woman 9:30 Yard Crashers 10am Carter Can 10:30 Dear Genevieve 11am 20th Century Roadshow 11:30 Tales From River Cottage Noon Paul And Nick’s Big Food Trip 12:30 Being Erica PGR 1:30 New Zealand Architecture And Design 2:30 Ask The Butcher 3pm Destination Flavour 3:30 Toy Hunters 4pm Ainsley’s Barbecue Bible 4:30 Destination Flavour 5pm Fantasy Homes By The Sea With Jenni Falconer. 6pm Designer Travel 6:30 House Crashers 7pm 20th Century Roadshow Alan Titchmarsh and his team of antiques experts uncover the hidden gems of the last century and future classics. 7:30 Kirstie’s Vintage Home 8:30 Better Homes And Gardens 10pm Get Growing 10:45 Home By Novogratz 11:10 20th Century Roadshow 11:30 Nature’s Keepers


12:35 Benny Hinn 1am Storage Hoarders 2am Kirstie’s Vintage Home 3am Fantasy Homes By The Sea 4am Design Travel 4:30 House Crashers 5am Flatmates AO 5:30 Ainsley’s Barbecue Bible

11:10 SVU AO 3 After a reality-TV producer is accused of raping an actress, his arrest leads to a hostage situation; Benson’s bond with ADA Haden intensifies. 0 12:10 CSI – Miami AO 3 12:10 SVU AO 3 0 2am Infomercials



6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 7:25 The Wild Thornberrys 3 7:55 Rugrats 3 8:20 Chuggington 3 8:30 Care Bears 3 8:50 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 9:05 Bob The Builder 3 9:15 Thomas And Friends 3 9:25 Peppa Pig 3 9:35 Barney And Friends 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3:05 Pingu 3 3:10 Go, Diego, Go! 3 3:35 Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 4pm Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 – Fused 3 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! 0 7pm The Simpsons 0 7:30 American Ninja Warrior 3 8:30 M Hudson Hawk AO 1991 Action Adventure. Bruce Willis, Andie MacDowell, Richard E Grant. 0 10:35 N White Collar AO Peter and Neal try to stay a step ahead of a sophisticated bank robber.

6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000. 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR A talk show focusing on tough medical questions in an open forum. 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 3 2:05 America’s Got Talent 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 4:55 Cricket – International (Highlights) Day one of the First Test at Eden Park in Auckland. 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 American Idol 8:30 Bones AO A body in a burnt-out car sends Booth and Sweets into gangland, dodging bullets while trying to find a police informant and solve the murder. 9:30 Undercover Boss UK PGR 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3

6am Rugby – IRB Sevens World Series (Highlights) 7:30 The Fishing Show 8am Inside The PGA Tour 8:30 Tennis – Davis Cup (Highlights) 9:30 Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Highlights) 10am Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Highlights) 10:30 L Cricket – International New Zealand v India – First Test, Day Two. Coverage of the morning session from Eden Park in Auckland. 1:05 Golf – European Tour (Highlights) 1:35 L Cricket – International New Zealand v India – First Test, Day Two. Coverage of the afternoon session from Eden Park in Auckland. 6:30 Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Highlights) 7pm Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (Highlights) Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers – Semi-final Two. 7:30 Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) A&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am – Round One. 8pm Sky Sports News UK 8:30 Golf – New Zealand Women’s Open (Highlights) 9:30 L Football – A-League Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar. From Sydney.

11:30 Entertainment Tonight Midnight Infomercials

11pm The Late Show With David Letterman Midnight Home Shopping 1:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 2am Home Shopping 5am L Sochi Winter Olympics

11:30 The Crowd Goes Wild Midnight Cricket – International New Zealand v India – First Test, Day Two. 2am Fox Sports News 2:30 Football – A-League (Replay) 4:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 5am L Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm F Ako 2 3pm Kai Time On The Road 3 3:30 Cyberchase 3 2 4pm Miharo 3 2 4:30 Pukana Ka Pao 3 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3

THE BOX 6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 The Pretender PG 8:55 CSI MV 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 Criminal Minds 16VS 12:15 CSI MV 1:05 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 1:30 CSI MV 2:20 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:10 The Pretender PG 4pm Pawn Stars PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm CSI MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Pawn Stars PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 SVU MV 9:30 SVU MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV


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

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Tribe PGR 8pm Hardcase PGR 3 Bloopers clip show presented by comedians Andre King and Tevita Manukia. 8:30 Kanikani Mai 3 9:30 Iwi Anthems Ngati Awa. 10pm F Oruorua 3 10:30 Project Matauranga 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown


Rugby – IRB Sevens World Series, 12:30pm on TV One


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6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier PG Spring Has Sprung. 7:30 Man v Wild PG Mount Kilauea. 8:30 Mythbusters PG Flying Guillotine. 9:30 Amish Mafia – Amish Exorcism M 11:30 Who The (Bleep) … M Noon Who The (Bleep) … M 12:30 Disappeared M 1:30 Fatal Encounters M 2:30 Gold Rush PG 3:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier PG 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Mythbusters PG 7:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 8:30 River Monsters – Untold Stories PG 9:30 Deadliest Catch PG 10:30 Jungle Hooks PG 11pm Off The Hook – Extreme Catches PG 11:30 Auction Hunters PG

7:15 Dead Man Down 16VLS 2013 Action. Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace. 9:10 Biography – Charlie Sheen PG 2009 10am Goodnight For Justice 2 – Measure Of A Man PGV 2012 Western. Luke Perry. 11:30 John Carter MV 2012 Action. Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins. 1:40 Identity Thief MVLS 2013 Comedy. Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy. 3:30 Dead Man Down 16VLS 2013 Action. Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace. 5:25 Goodnight For Justice 3 – Queen Of Hearts PGV 2012 Western. Luke Perry. 6:55 The Three Stooges PGV 2012 Comedy. Sean Hayes, Will Sasso. 8:30 The Courier 18VL 2012 Action Crime Thriller. Mickey Rourke. 10:05 The Ides Of March MLS 2011 Drama. 11:45 Demon Hunter MVLS 2005 Horror.

Midnight Auction Hunters PG 12:30 Swamp Murders M 1:30 Backyard Oil PG 2am Call 911 PG 2:30 Deadliest Catch PG 3:30 Deadliest Catch PG 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG

1:05 Goodnight For Justice 3 – Queen Of Hearts PGV 2012 Western. 2:35 The Three Stooges PGV 2012 Comedy. 4:05 The Courier 18VL 2012 Action Crime Thriller. 5:40 Demon Hunter MVLS 2005 Horror.



MOVIES GREATS 6:55 The Making Of It’s Complicated M 7:20 You, Me And Dupree MLS 2006 Comedy. Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon. 9:10 300 16V 2006 Action. Gerard Butler, Lena Headey. 11:05 Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels 18V 1998 Action. Vinnie Jones, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher. 12:55 Spider-Man 2 MV 2004 Action. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst. 3:10 You, Me And Dupree MLS 2006 Comedy. Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon. 5pm The Omen 16VL 2006 Horror. Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles. 6:50 50 First Dates MS 2004 Comedy. Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider. 8:30 In The Line Of Fire MVL 1993 Suspense Thriller. Clint Eastwood, Rene Russo, John Malkovich. 10:35 Spider-Man 3 MV 2007 Action.


12:50 The Omen 16VL 2006 Horror. 2:40 50 First Dates MS 2004 Comedy. 4:20 In The Line Of Fire MVL 1993 Suspense Thriller.

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6am Tennis – Davis Cup (Highlights) First Round. 7am Cricket – International New Zealand v India – First Test, Day One. Coverage of the last two hours of play from Eden Park in Auckland. 9am L Golf – US PGA Tour A&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am – Round One. From Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. Noon Golf – European Tour (Highlights) Joburg Open – Round One. From Johannesburg in South Africa. 12:30 Total Rugby Reflecting on the best of rugby union around the world. 12:50 L Rugby – IRB Sevens World Series Day One – Wellington. From Westpac Stadium in Wellington. 10:30 L Basketball – NBL Townsville Crocodiles v Perth Wildcats. From Townsville Entertainment Centre.


12:30 Rugby – IRB Sevens World Series (Highlights) Day One – Wellington. From Westpac Stadium in Wellington. 2am Basketball – NBL (Replay) Townsville Crocodiles v Perth Wildcats. From Townsville Entertainment Centre. 4am Fight Night Coverage of all the best boxing events. | Compiled by

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New Zealand captain Brendon McMcCullum will start day two of the Black Caps’ first test against India at Eden Park on 143 not out. FULL STORY



Somerville earns spot at Hawaii champs BY JONATHAN LEASK


Grace Somerville’s strong summer in the open water has seen her qualify for a second Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii at the end of August. Sommerville finished 12th in the Aqua Super Series meet 10km race in the Swam River in Perth at the weekend and met the qualifying criteria for the

Junior Pan Pacs, which she previously attended in 2012 coming in fourth. The 17-year-old became the women’s national 10km champion at the New Zealand Open Water Championships in January Charlotte Webby (Taranaki) was the best of the Kiwis in the women’s race, finishing eighth in 2:06:03 while Sommerville clocked 2:12:21.

Webby, who finished behind Somerville in both the 10km and 5km events at the New Zealand championships, met the qualifying criteria for selection for the Pan Pacific Championships. The women’s race was dominated by Ashley Twichell (USA), the 2011 5km world champion, who won in 2:03:51. The American finished well clear of compatriot Haley Anderson, the Olympic silver med-

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allist, who clocked 2:04:17 to pip leading Australian Chelsea Gubecka. Rotorua swimmer Kane Radford, who won the national and Oceania titles in Taupo last month, also cemented his place in for the Pan Pacific Championships after the 23-year-old finished fourth in Perth. The men’s race was won by London Olympian Jarrod Poort in 1:54.16 with nine seconds

behind. Of the other New Zealanders in the field, Liam Albery (Capital) was 13th to secure a place for him in the team for Junior Pan Pacific Championships. The Pan Pacific Championships, comprising top level teams from USA, Australia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and the rest of the Pacific, is on the Gold Coast on 21-25 August while the juniors are in Hawaii.

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