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By Myles Hume A sea of festival-revellers packed four blocks of Ashburton’s East Street to take part in what has been hailed as the district’s biggest Waitangi Day celebration. Yesterday, the town centre was transformed from a busy retail street into a cultural and retail

hub, as organisers estimate more than 12,000 people flocked to the two major events on show. Multicultural Bite and Waitangi on East may have been separated by Havelock Street, but the duo combined along a stretch of East Street to attract a record-breaking crowd for Waitangi Day festivities. Revellers weaved their way through the swarms of people, as

queues eight deep lined up for the vast range of food and products on offer from one end of the street to the other. Wafts of international food from all 16 stalls at the Multicultural Bite festival mixed in the mild Mid Canterbury air, the aroma hanging over town as hundreds of people from all walks of life mingled. Japanese was the flavour of the

day with the much-anticipated octopus balls becoming one of the new crowd favourites, while a group of Japanese drummers attracted a crowd of 400 in their upbeat performance. “That’s the best thing, all cultures get to come out on this day and show others what they do, and everyone here really takes the time to enjoy other cultures,” com-

mittee chairperson Sue van den Heuvel said. MC Phil Hooper from Classic Hits eased the crowd into a relaxed vibe on New Zealand’s public holiday. He even had the spotlight taken away when young yodeller Ocean Waitokia dared him to join in. “You just get down there (off stage),” Mr Hooper joked after

Ocean’s quality performance. Earlier in the day, special guests judged the fashion show in the absence of Master Chef runnerup Jax Hamilton, who was stuck in Brisbane, while the Samoan tent continued to sell their finest cuisine nearby. On the other side of the Havelock Street boundary, 90 stallholders lined three blocks of East Street. Organised by the Ashburton Business Association, Waitangi on East was labelled a “roaring success” by executive officer Sue Cooper. “All stallholders have been really positive about sales and some have already been booking for Boulevard Day and telling us they will be back next year,” Ms Cooper said. Among those was the Black Forest Waffle Hut, who made the rare move to turn down a queue of 15 people hours before the festival ended because they ran out of ingredients. “I’m just so surprised how many people there are, and from so many different cultures. Everybody seems to be enjoying themselves here today, I’ll definitely be back,” waffle stallholder Horst Elsen said. Organisers of both events admitted they were overwhelmed to see their efforts combine to bring thousands of locals out of their homes, as well as punters from as far afield as Christchurch and Timaru. Being the second time the two

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Ashburton singer Ocean Waitokia, 10, yodels to more than 12,000 people who packed East Street at the Multicultural Bite festival and Waitangi on East. INSET: Ashburton woman Arike Ballantyne tries on sunglasses at Allan Woodfield’s wholesale sunglass stall which attracted many customers at Waitangi on East. RIGHT: Ruth Paraia from the Cook Islands.

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A Hamilton family are “devastated� after a 17-year old joy-rider died after a high-speed police chase in the city yesterday. Three separate investigations will probe how the teenager, driving a stolen car with two younger passengers, came to crash into a stone wall around 2am. Family liaison officers are working with the youngster’s family, while a 14-year-old male front-seat passenger is in Waikato Hospital in a critical condition with serious leg injuries. A third passenger, a 15-year-old girl in the back seat, walked away

“because she had the presence of mind to be wearing her seatbelt�, police said. “The young man’s family are understandably devastated by what has happened but there are other victims who we are having to help navigate through this whole tragic process,� said Waikato Police District Commander, Superintendent Win van der Velde. The police officer who saw the car travelling down Rotokauri Road with its headlights off shortly before 2am is also coming to terms with the death. Police say the officer abandoned the high speed chase after becoming concerned about the dangerous nature of the driving.

Less than a minute later, he was fighting to save a young man’s life. “The offending car travelled approximately 1500 metres from when it was first seen to when it came to a violent halt. In that short distance our officer had to go from carrying out a routine traffic stop to fighting to save a young man’s life, and this is the huge expectation we place on our officers,� Mr van der Velde said. The driver was flung from the vehicle and died at the scene, despite first aid attempts by the officer and attending ambulance staff. Mr van der Velde said yesterday morning’s fatality was all the more tragic given the avoidability of what happened.

“Here we have a young man in the prime of his life who chose to drive in breach of his learner driver’s licence conditions, which prohibited him from driving at that hour of the night and from carrying passengers. “The ramifications of that decision were further compounded by his decision, when seen driving without his headlights on, to then accelerate away from police when lights and sirens were activated to indicate for him to stop.� Mr van der Velde said preliminary indications are that speed was a significant factor in the crash which will be subject to three investigations; by police, the Independent Police Conduct Authority and the

coroner. The tragedy highlighted the issue of the vulnerability of youth, and showed why there was a need for graduated driver licences, police said. “Young people do not yet have the skills to always make the right decisions, not only on the roads but in life in general, which is why we have a graduated system – to allow them to build and develop their experience,� Mr van der Velde said. “Tragically this young man, because of a combination of what in isolation could be accepted as minor poor judgements, has paid with his life and left a number of people having to come to terms with his loss.� - APNZ

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• The Mount Somers Fire Brigade were called to a structural fire at 1.50 pm yesterday. • The Ashburton Fire Brigade were called to a controlled burn off in Hinds at 6pm yesterday. • Ashburton police could not be contacted yesterday afternoon.

• Motorcyclist dies A motorcyclist has died after crashing into a tree south of Auckland yesterday. One person has been confirmed dead after the crash, which happened shortly before 4pm on Great South Road in Ramarama. Diversions are in place. Counties Manukau police are yet to inform next of - APNZ kin. 

• Silver Fern flag? New Zealanders are adopting the Silver Fern as the national flag because they identify with it more than the Southern Cross, a leader for a republican movement claims. Flag campaigner Lewis Holden said New Zealand needed a flag that Kiwis connected with and related to, rather than one which gets confused with the Australian flag. “It’s important that we talk about this on our national holiday, these issues of symbolism. Because it is actually quite important, feeling like you’re part of something,â€? he said. Mr Holden, chairman of the Republican Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand, was involved in the 2005 campaign to hold a referendum for a new flag. - APNZ

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Melissa (left) and Michelle Brett take part in Ki-o-Rahi, a traditional Maori sport as the Hakatere Marae celebrated Waitangi Day yesterday.

An elderly Papakura woman got a frightening wake-up call yesterday when a car ploughed into her bedroom.

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Car ploughs into woman’s bedroom An elderly woman enjoying a long lie-in on Waitangi Day got “the fright of my life� when a car ploughed into her bedroom. The vehicle’s owner claims someone car-jacked his blue Ford Laser while he was inside a nearby petrol station and drove off with it. Two men at the Papakura crash site in Auckland were spoken to by police and allegedly blew more than twice the legal drink drive limit. Police are awaiting CCTV footage from the 24-hour Mobil service station on Great South Road to establish whether the owner’s story is true. The smash happened shortly after 8am when Bette Eavestaff, 69, who lives on her own, was having a cup of tea in bed.

• The Ashburton Fire Brigade was called to resuscitate a Fairfield Road resident at 5.40 am yesterday.

Mainzeal Property and Construction – one of New Zealand’s largest construction companies – has gone into receivership. In a statement issued yesterday, Mainzeal director Richard Yan said the company could no longer continue trading due to a “series of events that had adversely affected the company’s financial position�, combined with a general decline in commercial construction activity and lack of shareholder support. PWC partners Colin McCloy and David Bridgman have been appointed as receivers. Mainzeal was founded in 1968 and employs more than 400 people. - APNZ

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By Myles Hume Whanau and fun were the words on everybody’s lips at the Hakatere Marae yesterday. The local marae opened its gates to Mid Canterbury families as part of their Whanau Fun Day, a time for families to come together and appreciate the unique marae in their own backyard. More than 20 people joined in on the Waitangi Day festivity which saw a shared lunch held in the marae followed by traditional Maori games. Hakatere Marae trustee and committee vice-chairperson Michelle Brett said families rolled up as they felt and she expected several more to show after they indulged in the two events held on East Street. “Today is about bringing family and friends out here and have lunch together and just have fun in each other’s company,� Ms Brett said. “This is our way of opening up the marae for Waitangi Day and to get people here. “Our main focus is to get the marae out there, this is a community marae and anyone can become a part of it.� Laughter and fun echoed from the marae grounds, just north of Ashburton, as children played T-ball followed by Ki-o-Rahi, a traditional Maori game which originated before pre-European times in New Zealand. Fellow marae committee member Kiri Parata-Noema said the game involved two teams, Taniwha and Kioma, who played on a circle field trying to score points by touching the ball on pou – a Maori symbol. While Waitangi Day has caused controversy in previous years, Ms Brett believed it was a day for all to be together and celebrate our past. “I think it’s a time to celebrate and acknowledge the treaty and the agreement between the Crown and Maori. “The treaty is a founding document and it is something we shouldn’t be scared or afraid of, it a time to embrace it,� she said.

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“I was flicking through a magazine when all of a sudden this car ram-raided my bedroom,� she told APNZ. “The bricks came flying in. I got up very quickly and thought, ‘Oh my gosh, what do I do now?’ I panicked a bit.� The car had crossed her wellkept front lawn and gone straight through a brick wall. Counties Manukau Senior Sergeant John Yearbury, who attended the scene, said there were no skid marks and the house had sustained “substantial� damage. Ms Eavestaff was uninjured and, despite her horrific ordeal, managed to keep her wits. “They started backing out and I took their number plate straight away,� she said. “A guy – I think he was the driver – came in and asked if I was okay,

and I said no I wasn’t. “I could smell alcohol on him. He says he wasn’t the driver, so I’m not sure what’s going on.� Police say two men – believed to be aged in their early twenties – were spoken to at the scene and taken back to the station. Mr Yearbury said the pair were “very drunk� and both recorded breath alcohol readings more than 2.5 times the limit. He says the owner of the car claimed that while he was getting petrol, someone had taken off in his car and crashed it. “There’s a few doubts over that story,� Mr Yearbury said. Police are expecting to review CCTV footage from the garage today which Mr Yearbury says will determine “whether or not his story is true�. The two men were released hours

after the incident. Ms Eavestaff was left shaken by the incident, and has a home with a badly damaged front wall. “You don’t expect something like this. It was just the fright of it all,’ she said. “They usually hoon out of this petrol station here, but they weren’t hooning ... they just seemed to drive straight in.� Jerome Mika rushed to the aid of his elderly neighbour across the quiet residential street after his wife heard the smash. “I knew she lived alone, so I ran over and she was screaming,� he said. He took photographs of the scene and hoped the incident would help the local community’s bid to get speed-bumps installed in the street. - APNZ

The wreckage of New Zealand cargo ship the MV Limerick has been found off the New South Wales coast almost 70 years after it was torpedoed by Japanese submarines during World War Two. The New Zealand-owned ship was part of a coastal convoy from Sydney to Brisbane when it was struck by a torpedo at 1am on Anzac Day in 1943. Of the 72 crew on board when it sank, two went down with the ship, a New Zealand engineer and an Australian officer. The remaining 70 spent 10 hours in lifeboats or on rafts until they were rescued by the minesweeper HMAS Colac. A fisherman at Ballina, about 100km south of the Gold Coast, identified the shipwreck in 100m of water about 18km off the coast last year, the ABC

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reports. University of Sydney geologist Associate Professor Tom Hubble led the team that took an hour of its research time to map the wreck using 3D imaging. “It was amazing to see the sea floor images come to life as the sea floor mapping technology transformed the data into a 3D graphic of the ship wreck,� Dr Hubble said. “Finding the wreck of MV Limerick is in the national interest. We were already in the area, we had the necessary technology and technical expertise on board, and it didn’t take long to create a 3D image of the wreck.� The Limerick was a 140m merchant ship built in 1925 in the United Kingdom and at the time of its sinking belonged to the Union Steam Ship Company in New Zealand. - APNZ

A fire in the laundry of a central Wellington day spa may have been sparked by oily towels in a drier. Firefighters evacuated the nine-storey Prime Property House on Woodward Street, off Lambton Quay, after the fire broke out about 1.15pm yesterday. Smoke could be seen billowing from a window on the fourth floor. Three fire crews tackled the fire and the blaze had been brought under control by about 2.15pm.  - APNZ

• DNA sent to UK DNA from a New Zealand girl bearing a striking resemblance to missing British youngster Madeleine McCann is being sent to Scotland Yard to confirm her identity, police say. British police requested the sample after the latest reported sighting of McCann in New Zealand, nearly six years after she went missing while holidaying with her family in Portugal at the age of three. New Zealand Detective Sergeant Brian Camerson said then that police were satisfied’ the child seen on New Year’s Eve in Queenstown was not Madeleine.  - NZ Herald

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• Pokie takings fall The amount of money dropped into New Zealand pokie machines fell by more than 3 per cent last year, according to new Government figures. The number of gaming machines in Kiwi pubs and clubs also declined last year, from 18,133 to 17,670, the Department of Internal Affairs figures show.  - APNZ

POLL result Yesterday’s result Q: Should travel limitations be enough to get out of a drinkdriving conviction?

New Zealand has one of the lowest donor rates in the world, but what’s the solution to changing that? Over the next few weeks, the Guardian will be talking to donor experts and affected families in search for answers, so be sure to keep an eye out for regular updates. Today’s online poll question By Sam Morton Getting more people to say yes on their driving licences will not guarantee an increased donor rate, a spokesperson says. That’s because only 1 per cent of New Zealand’s population is eligible to donate an organ, heavily affecting the country’s donor status as one of the lowest in the world. The message follows last week’s renewed calls from donor campaigner Andy Tookey, of Gift for Life in Christchurch – who is working to lift New Zealand’s interest around organ donation. But what’s the solution? Ironically, if more people indicated they would like to be a donor on their driving licences, it wouldn’t necessarily have a major impact, according to Organ Donation NZ. Last year, only 38 deceased donors were recorded, showing worrying progress from a decade ago. Organ Donation NZ donor coordinator Janice Langlands told the Guardian it was a common myth that the low donor rate was perceived as a result of families over-ruling the deceased’s wishes. “That is not the case at all,” she said. “In fact, most families follow through with the wishes of the deceased – that’s not the issue here. “It’s a case of so few people actually being eligible to donate in New Zealand and that’s why we work so hard with health officials to appropriately identify every possible donor,” she said. While families do have the right to decline, regardless of if the deceased is a consenting donor or not, Ms Langlands said that situation rarely occurs. “It’s such a difficult time for them (families) at that point and until you’re in that position your-

Donor drive Tell us your story; Have you ever been the benefactor of a transplant, or have you been a donor? Email sam.m@theguardian.co.nz to share your experience. self, you really don’t know how you are going to react. “We are extremely grateful to those families who do agree at the most awful time of their life ... it’s no easy decision and we always push to keep the whole process respectful,” she said. Ms Langlands encouraged more families to talk about being a donor, pointing out the conversation could go a long way in saving lives around the country. “We need to get more people talking about organ donation and

it’s about normalising that conversation. Most families would never speak about it and as a country we’re not very good at talking about death either, but it really is such an important topic to discuss,” Ms Langlands said. However, despite calls for more people to become donors – the bigger picture remains an image of concern for donor campaigners such as Ms Langlands. “People with a non-survivable brain injury, kept alive only by a ventilator, otherwise known as brain dead – are eligible to give an organ,” she said. “And of course, only 1 per cent of deaths in New Zealand occur in such a way, so the numbers are limited. There is no real answer to lift the donor rate ... it’s more a case of getting people talking about the possibility and educating people on the real benefits of being a donor. “You have to remember, most of us will never ever have the opportunity to donate. That’s the reality,” Ms Langlands said. The need to persuade more families in the 1 per cent margin to say “yes”, appears to have been recognised by the Government, who injected an extra $4 million towards organ donations last year. Less than 50 per cent of New Zealanders consent to being a donor on their driving licences and Ms Langlands and other campaigners around the country are desperately trying to lift that number. “If the numbers increase solely based on driving licences, then you would hope the percentage of families that did agree would also increase as well,” she said. “But that doesn’t mean they will ever be in a position to donate. This cause is all about education and continuously raising awareness. “That’s the best we can do – it’s an ongoing discussion,” Ms Langlands said.

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Ashburton farmer Greg Roadley will compete in his first Coast to Coast on Saturday, signing himself up for the gruelling single day event which he will do by himself.

Diving in the multisport deep end By Myles Hume Greg Roadley does not do things by half measures. On Saturday, the no-nonsense Ashburton farmer will line up at Kumara Beach on the West Coast against 800 other competitors in the Coast to Coast. While most people look to ease into their major adventure race debut by signing up for the two-day event or competing in a team, Mr Roadley has different ideas. So it is no surprise the 39-year-old admits it will be one of his most gruelling challenges when he faces the single day event in a couple of days – by himself. “Initially I intended to do the two dayer, but then I thought I better up the ante and give myself a real challenge, I knew if I got fit enough then I would be able to handle the one-dayer

which would be so much more satisfying,” the father of two said. “I really like to push myself and I thrive on a challenge, I may turn out to regret it on Saturday night though,” Mr Roadley joked. He’s in it for the same reason as several other everyday Kiwis, it is on his bucket list and he loves “having a good, tough goal” in front of him. Naturally fit from his job on the farm, Mr Roadley has honed in on his endurance by spending up to 12 hours a week training for what he believes will be the biggest challenge of his life. Using a dam on his farm and local rivers to work on his kayaking ability, running in the foothills and hopping on the bike whenever he has a chance are the components to Mr Roadley’s simple training regime. Along the way he has shed

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wo young Mid Canterbury men will feel some sympathy for the Gisborne athlete who escaped a drink-driving charge without conviction earlier this week. The decision by Judge Graham Hubble has triggered outrage around the country, for letting her off without conviction but also for giving the woman permanent name suppression. Many feel there are double standards and more highprofile athletes especially seem to be able to get away with lesser penalties and name suppression than ordinary Kiwis for similar offences. The Gisborne athlete was caught with 801 micrograms per litre of breath – double the legal limit of 400mcg, but that was not enough to convince Judge Hubble to throw the book at her. Instead her lawyer successfully argued that a conviction would stop the woman from competing in Canada which has a zerotolerance for drink drivers. The impact on the woman’s career would be much greater than any reasonable penalty for her offence. The judge agreed, still made her pay the fine, but left her rap sheet unblemished. It seems an unusual case, but apparently athletes and businesspeople have used this Canadian escape route quite frequently to avoid the humiliation of a criminal conviction. In 2009 two local lads also got away without conviction after being caught drink driving. One had been caught when he came to the aid of the other youngster who had crashed his car after drinking too much. The friend feared that his competitive career would come to an end if he was unable to attend events and training camps in Canada and the United States. Interestingly a letter from his travel agent helped to convince

OPINION A tsunami advisory for New Zealand has been cancelled, seven hours after an 8-magnitude earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands yesterday. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) issued a statement at 9pm last night (NZ time) saying the threat to most areas of New Zealand’s coast had now passed. However, a minor threat still remains on the West Coast from Taranaki to Milford Sound for the next 24 hours. “Advice from GeoNet Tsunami Expert Panel is that there may be unusual water conditions eg local tidal surges and strong currents, especially during the early hours of Thursday 7 February. People should exercise caution and discretion before entering the water or going out in small boats,” the statement said. The epicentre of the powerful

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the judge that the consequence outweighed the crime. The young man who had crashed also got off without conviction as it would stop him from joining the army and a potential sporting career. Many will support this argument, but others who have paid the full penalty may be less understanding. On the surface it seems that Joe Bloggs will be convicted while others with high profile careers in Canada or the US have a legitimate excuse. It’s a tough call and that’s why it is not easy being a judge. The obsession with suppression orders on the other hand has become a real problem in this country and has started to interfere with the open and fair system our judiciary was based on. Sportspeople, business leaders, television celebrities and other so-called high profile New Zealanders have been protected by judges, who clearly feel that they have more to lose if their names were released. In most cases it remains to be seen if any of them truly have a reputation to uphold, and it can also implicate others who work in the same field and become innocent victims of gossip and innuendo. Most importantly though, why is the reputation of an All Black more important that the reputation of Mid Canterbury’s Joe Bloggs, who is convicted and named in the Guardian the following day? Surely the personal embarrassment and impact for them and their family is no less than that of the rich and famous in a similar scenario.

quake was 347km east of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands. The US Geological Survey said the depth of the quake was deeper than initially thought. The quake struck at a depth of 33km, not 5.8km as first reported. A wave of about one metre hit the Solomon Islands yesterday, and four villages were destroyed in the Lata area of the Santa Cruz group of islands, Andrew Catford of World Vision told TVNZ. Editor of the Solomon Star, Ofani Eremae, said reporters had spoken to people on the ground in remote areas and they confirmed big waves had hit their shores. The quake was not felt in Honiara because they were so far away from the epicentre, he said. Fiji issued a tsunami warning for the entire country and sirens sounded in Suva. Residents said the city was blocked with traffic jams as people

tried to move to higher ground. The Fiji Ministry of Information issued a public warning during the afternoon telling all residents in low lying areas to evacuate to high ground for safety. “Schools in coastal areas are advised to release students and to ensure their safety. School authorities around the country must determine whether students are safe to remain in school – this is especially important for students that live in coastal areas,” said the warning. Waves – which had been due in Fiji from 5pm New Zealand time – had not appeared an hour later, and the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre cancelled its tsunami warning for Fiji. A Nadi local said there had be no noticeable waves about the time the tsunami was forecast to hit. “It’s all clear now ... nothing at all.” MCDEM initially warned boaties

and swimmers to stay out of the sea due to possible tidal surges, and said people should not go sightseeing. “The threat is judged to be low, likely to be undetectable except in enclosed bays that traditionally have abnormal current flows,” an earlier statement said. “In many locations the primary concern is likely to come from strong currents within harbours and surges in river mouths.” An early MCDEM advisory covered North Cape, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Taranaki, Manawatu/Wanganui, Gisborne, Kapiti, Marlborough, Nelson/ Tasman, West Coast, Milford, Dunedin and the Chatham Islands. That advisory was updated by the 9pm bulletin. MCDEM said yesterday that unusually strong currents and unpredictable water flows could be expected near the shore – which

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Thousands gather for Waitangi Day celebrations By Yvonne Tahana A hikoi march against domestic violence arrived at the Treaty Grounds in Waitangi yesterday chanting “if you are a man, walk away”. The group, which was a couple of hundred strong, walked onto the grounds as the Navy band was playing yesterday morning. A 21 gun salute took place as thousands of people gathered around the historical grounds to eat their lunch and soak up the collegial atmosphere. The Airforce’s Red Checkers also wowed Waitangi Day crowds in the Bay of Islands. The aerial lunch time display of five E-model CT4 air trainers included vertical manoeuvres flipped planes groundwards after they’d lost power, making some on the ground queasy. “It better not crash!” one mother said. Another, looking skywards said jokingly “I didn’t think they had this sort of carry-on this day [the government] sold everything,” she said. Earlier, the foreshore at

Waitangi turned muddy in the bright sun as waka paddlers delighted thousands with haka. Eight waka including the country’s largest – Ngatokimatawhaorua – delivered young and old Maori to the beach where thousands had gathered to watch the annual spectacle. A couple of hundred went through a series of haka before finishing with Ka Mate. They paddled away from the beach, waka by waka to the sound of the conch, the individual calls to keep the vessels in time mingling with each other on the water and back to clapping crowds onshore. Waitangi Day kicked off at dawn with a light-hearted church service led by the country’s politicians and iwi leaders. But a little known Pawarenga man, who was called on to run the service two minutes before it began by Ngapuhi’s Sonny Tau, was a little bit of a scene stealer. Hohepa Rudolph asked Prime Minister John Key, Labour Leader David Shearer, Mana’s Hone Harawira and Metiria Turei to offer prayers.

could be a threat to beach, harbour, estuary and small boat activities. It said coastal inundation of land areas near the shore was not expected. Historical data suggested wave activity was likely to be greatest on the central west coast, between Hokitika and New Plymouth, as well as the Far North. The threat elsewhere was towards the lower end, with wave amplitudes of between 0.2m to 1m. Modelling and historical data suggested the largest waves could arrive two to eight hours after the first potential waves, expected from about 6.05pm. “The first arrivals are likely to be small,” MCDEM said. The Ministry advised people to listen to the radio and television for further assessment and updates, and follow instructions of their local Civil Defence authorities. - APNZ

The service is usually in sharp contrast to the activities on the lower marae at Waitangi as people contemplate the day, but it can draw lone protestors. Memorably one year a man talked about his vision of Wellington being destroyed. This year Mr Rudolph, a Catholic, mercilessly ran down his Far North home town. “God took six days to create the earth,” he said. “He rested on the seventh and then woke up on the eighth and said ‘S**t I forgot Pawarenga’,” he finished, sending the crowd – which was smaller than usual – into giggles. Warming to his task he told the Maori and Pakeha gathered that as a young Catholic boy he often asked his grandparents why his family were always kneeling and praying. “Because when we opened our eyes all our land was gone,” he said. It was a cheeky joke and performance that captures the kind of humour that Tai Tokerau Maori are known for. The Prime Minister opened the prayers in more formal fashion

saying those who signed the Treaty more than 170 years ago had done so with courage. New Zealand today was a place of peace and prosperity, he said. He took a moment to remember Sir Paul Holmes’ grieving family, as well as troops in Afghanistan. Titewhai Harawira, who was one player in granny-gate, walked in late to the service just as Ms Turei was giving her prayer – and mentioning the many strong women in leadership the country was lucky to have had. Rachel and Blake Cameron from Haruru Falls brought their two young children to the service. It’s the second time the pair have attended. They said they loved listening to the Te Reo portions of the service and their four-year-old daughter, Indie, was looking forward to the kapa haka later in the day. “People have said to us ‘oh I’m not going to Waitangi because of all the protesting,’ but I tell them it’s not really like that. There’s bands, food, it’s a real fun day,” - APNZ Mr Cameron said.

US President Obama sends congratulations By Kate Shuttleworth US Secretary of State John Kerry has passed on President Barack Obama’s congratulations to New Zealand on Waitangi Day commemorations. Mr Kerry, who began as Secretary of State this week, said Waitangi Day was an opportunity for the country to reflect on its unique culture and diverse heritage. He said New Zealand and the US shared a “strong enduring friendship, which has continued to deepen since diplomatic relations were first established in 1942”. “On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send congratulations and best wishes to the people of New Zealand as you commemorate the February 6 anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi, or

‘This is an opportunity to celebrate the promise of the future as new generations carry on your rich traditions’ Te Tiriti o Waitangi,” Mr Kerry said. “This is an opportunity to celebrate the promise of the future as new generations carry on your rich traditions. “Our countries share a commitment to work together to bring peace, stability, and sustainability to the Pacific region and beyond. “As New Zealanders around the world come together to celebrate, I wish you a happy Waitangi Day, and a prosperous and successful year.” - APNZ

Nine popular baby strollers have failed New Zealand’s safety standards – including seven that didn’t pass a strangulation test. The result is extremely disappointing, considering the problem would be easily fixed, said the consumer watchdog that conducted the test. Consumer New Zealand put 10 popular four-wheeled strollers through at least six tests based on the joint Australia and New Zealand standard for prams. The test was conducted by an independent Australian company. Only one passed – the BebeCare Rverse XLR. The most common failure was in a strangulation-hazard test that checks that the loop formed by the buckled harness can’t strangle children if they slip and get their heads caught in it. The standard was introduced in 2009 and is voluntary in New Zealand. The seven which failed this test were the Baby Solutions Layback Umbrella, the Bugaboo Donkey Mono, the Chicco Echo, the Childcare Discovery, the Love n Care Alpha, the Maxi Cosi Mila and the Mother’s Choice Magnum. Consumer magazine editor David Naulls said this risk could be reduced by making sure the harness wasn’t buckled when not in use and by not leaving a child alone in the stroller. But he said they couldn’t understand why manufacturers haven’t fixed the easily corrected problem. Chicco spokesman Graeme Duncan said the strangulation fault had been brought to the company’s attention by an Australian consumer magazine last year. The company had the Echo stroller re-tested by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It passed. “Chicco is the largest baby brand in the world so they never take any chances with the safety laws in each market.” Adam O’Brien, chief operations officer at IGC Dorel, which manufactures the Maxi-Cosi Mila and the Mother’s Choice Magnum strollers, said the prams were manufactured and tested to comply with the mandatory standards. Mr O’Brien said the company did not claim compliance to the 2009 version of the standard for these products, which is voluntary. And a spokesman for CNP Brands, which makes the Childcare Discovery Stroller and the Bebe Care Mira prams, said they would adopt the requirements of the 2013 standard that will be published “in the near future”. - APNZ

Call for answers over desecration of infants’ graves By Matthew Backhouse The desecration of infants’ graves by council workers has devastated grieving families, who are now calling for someone to be held to account. Heavy machinery was used at the weekend to rip up tributes to their loved ones. Three rows of graves in the infant and stillborn children’s section of Waikumete Cemetery were cleared to remove what Auckland Council has described as “inappropriate or unauthorised plot decorations”. The council has apologised for any distress caused by the work, which has now been put on hold, and acknowledged it could have

communicated better with plot owners. But families are still seeking answers after workers unceremoniously dumped treasured ornaments, and left at least one coffin exposed. Linda Wade, whose 11-day-old son Luke died of complications from a diaphragmatic hernia in June 1990, said she was horrified to find his grave had been cleared when she visited on Monday. “I was devastated. I didn’t sleep, I spent the night crying,” she said. “It’s upset our whole family, and it’s upset a whole lot of families.” The area in front of Luke’s grave had been adorned with a wooden border containing stones col-

lected on family holidays, and a special ornament Ms Wade chose with her mother. “It’s the only place we can go to worship, and they’ve destroyed it.” Monica Snook found the cemetery criss-crossed with track marks from heavy machinery on Saturday when she was visiting the grave of her son Rimo, who was stillborn in February 2002. Her son’s grave was untouched, but another parent had found a hole so deep that a coffin was exposed. Headstones had been moved and a pile of ornaments had been taken to a dumping pit on the site. “There’s a big hole there that looks like they were going to throw all the stuff in, just to use

it like landfill, and cover it over like nothing had ever happened.” Ms Snook said she was frustrated by the lack of consultation. The council had put up signs in September last year to advise work would be carried out in October. But the notice said only that decorations would be cleared, and did not state that concrete blocks and ornaments would be uplifted to plant a lawn. Ms Snook said some grave ornaments had been there for decades, while others had been authorised by the cemetery. New ornaments were being put in place as recently as last month. “The whole way they’ve gone about it is wrong,” Ms Snook said. “I want answers. I want some-

one to be held formally responsible for it.” Auckland Council’s acting parks, sports and recreation manager Mace Ward said the work was part of an ongoing programme to upgrade and tidy areas of the cemetery, including the removal of “inappropriate or unauthorised plot decorations”. He said there had been no damage to headstones, but decorations had been removed from the site. “Those decorations did include a number of small structures that people had built to remember their loved ones.” Mr Ward said the way the work was carried out, especially in a sensitive area of the cemetery, was unacceptable. “We sincerely apologise to the

families that have been affected and hurt in terms of the works that have been undertaken.” The council was now investigating how to improve its processes for contacting families before work was carried out. It was also looking at how is goes about letting families know which decorations are permitted and which are not. Mr Ward said the children’s area of the cemetery was perhaps a site where it was appropriate for decorations. “The main issue is maintaining some standard form of area that decorations are permitted and contained, so that the maintenance of the graves can occur.” Cemetery staff had been onsite yesterday to offer people the

opportunity to collect any cleared items that they were emotionally attached to. “We’ll be working with families either individually, or in some cases it may be collectively, to look at what’s permitted and allowed on those sites so we don’t end up in a situation like this in the future.” The council was undertaking a reserve management plan for the cemetery, where more than 200,000 people are interred. The cemetery is more than 125-yearsold and about 100 hectares in size. Sands New Zealand, a group supporting parents whose infants die, said it was dismayed by the reckless treatment of the graves. - APNZ


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British MPs have voted in favour of controversial legislation allowing gay marriage despite fierce opposition from members of Prime Minister David Cameron’s own party. The move puts Britain on track to join the 10 countries that allow same-sex couples to marry, but Cameron had the embarrassment of seeing half of his Conservative legislators refusing to back him. The prime minister insists that the plan to allow same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales will “make our society stronger” although the draft law still has several other parliamentary hur-

dles to clear. It passed yesterday by 400 votes to 175, mainly because it had overwhelming support from the opposition Labour Party and also from many members of the Liberal Democrat party, the junior partner in Cameron’s coalition government. British media said around 140 Conservatives voted against and around 130 in favour with some 40 abstentions. Cameron allowed MPs a conscience vote on the issue. Speaking before the vote, Cameron said: “Today is an important day. I am a strong believer in

marriage, it helps people commit to each other, and I think it is right that gay people should be able to get married too. “This is, yes, about equality. But it is also about making our society stronger. “I know there are strong views on both sides of the argument – I accept that. But I think this is an important step forward for our country.” Opponents attacked the bill during an often impassioned daylong debate ahead of the vote in the House of Commons, or lower house of parliament. Pleas from Cameron’s heavy-

weight cabinet allies to persuade their Conservative colleagues to back his plans and avoid damaging divisions fell on deaf ears. A former junior defence minister, Gerald Howarth, said the government had no mandate for such a “massive social and cultural change”. “I believe this bill is wrong, the consultation was a complete sham. It has caused deep and needless divisions within the Conservative Party,” he said. Another Conservative opponent, Roger Gale, said the legislation was “Orwellian”. “Marriage is the union between

Obama: I wish you a happy Waitangi Day US president Barack Obama and new secretary of state, John Kerry, have wished New Zealanders a happy Waitangi Day. Kerry, who took up the job this week following Hillary Clinton’s retirement, said the US and New Zealand share a strong and enduring relationship. “On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send congratulations and best wishes to the people of New Zealand as you commemorate the February 6 anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi, or Te Tiriti o Waitangi,” Kerry said in a statement issued from Washington DC. “This is an opportunity to

Two US teenagers had some of their fingers ripped off when a school tug-of-war contest went horribly wrong. The pair of senior students, a girl and a boy, were said to be in stable condition in hospital after the lunchtime accident on Tuesday, said an official from California’s El Monte Union High School. The incident happened when the rope snapped. Both teenagers underwent surgery to reattach the fingers, but it was not immediately clear how successful they were, or how many

• Tiger kills trainer An American tiger trainer has been mauled and killed at a circus in north-western Mexico by one of the big cats performing with him. Amateur video showed Alex Crispin Suarez, 35, circling around two tigers and making the animals turn while standing on low platforms during a performance at the weekend in the Indian village of Etchojoa in Sonora state. As he passed behind one of the tigers, it suddenly stopped the routine, knocked Crispin to the ground, pulled his pants off and clawed at his neck. – AFP

reflect both upon New Zealand’s unique culture and diverse heritage and to celebrate the promise of the future as new generations carry on your rich traditions. “The United States and New Zealand share a strong and enduring friendship, which has continued to deepen since we first established diplomatic relations in 1942. “Our countries share a commitment to work together to bring peace, stability, and sustainability to the Pacific region and beyond. “As New Zealanders around the world come together to celebrate, I wish you a happy Waitangi Day, and a prosperous and successful year.” –  AAP

Teens lose fingers in game fingers were lost. “At this point, I cannot disclose the outcome of the surgery, but this morning the kids are in stable condition,” USC Medical Centre spokeswoman Rosa Saca told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The girl involved is a varsity soccer player, while the boy plays football, the newspaper reported. “I think the kids wrapped their hands around the rope, and when they pulled the rope broke, and the fingers went with (it),” one female schoolmate told – AFP KTLA5 television. 

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Robin Henderson stretches out her maine coon cat Stewie outside of her home in Reno, Nevada. The Reno owner of the longest domestic cat in the world says Stewie died Tuesday after a year-long battle with cancer.

Stewie, the world’s longest cat, dies Stewie the Cat, the longest domestic cat in the world at more than 1.2m long from nose to tail, has died. Stewie was surrounded by family when he succumbed to a yearlong battle with cancer Tuesday at his Reno home, owner Robin Hendrickson said yesterday. He was eight. Guinness World Records

declared Stewie the record-holder in August 2010. Hundreds of fans flooded Stewie’s Facebook site with memories and condolences yesterday. The maine coon cat was a certified therapy animal that frequently visited a Reno senior centre and helped promote animal welfare awareness with the Nevada Humane Society.

“Stewie was always very social and loved meeting new people,” Hendrickson said. “He has touched many lives, and for that I am grateful.” Stewie’s full name was Mymains Stewart Gilligan. Hendrickson bought him from a breeder in Hermiston, Oregon, in 2005. Last month, he attended the International Cat Show in

Portland, Oregon. “He did really well at the show, even though he wasn’t feeling totally perfect,” said Valerie Horton, the show’s entry clerk. “He loved being there because he loved the public. He always did.” Stewie was diagnosed in early 2012 with Lymphosarcoma, a malignant disease of the lym– AP phoid tissues.

Six Spanish women raped by masked gunmen A gang of masked gunmen broke into a beach bungalow and raped six Spanish women in Acapulco, a Mexican resort city heavily dependent on tourism revenue. The attackers used phone cables and bikini straps to tie up seven Spanish men and a

Mexican woman who were also in the rental house near the Barra Vieja beach as they assaulted the Spanish women for two hours on Tuesday. The rental house is located in an area filled with restaurants and other bungalows off the beach in Acapulco, a popular

a man and a woman, has been historically, remains so. It is Alice in Wonderland territory, Orwellian almost, for any government of any political persuasion to seek to come along and try to re-write the lexicon,” he said. Same-sex couples in Britain have had the right to live in civil partnerships since 2005 but cannot marry. Culture Secretary Maria Miller, the minister responsible for the legislation, insisted the bill would protect religious freedoms and “not marginalise those who believe marriage should be between a man and a woman”.  – AFP

holiday destination for foreign tourists in southern Mexico. Acapulco Mayor Luis Walton Aburto caused a stir when he told reporters that the crime was “very unfortunate, but it happens everywhere in the world”. Mexico’s foreign ministry however was quick to condemn the

attacks, and said the Spaniards had received proper consular assistance. The victims were taken to Mexico City, according to Mexican media. La Jornada newspaper said the rapists took about $US600 ($A578.12) in cash, six mobile

phones, two computers, three cameras, a music player and two credit cards. Acapulco has become one of Mexico’s most violent cities amid growing confrontations between drug traffickers and security forces. More than 70,000 deaths have

been attributed to drug violence nationwide since December 2006, as rival cartels fight for control of lucrative drug routes to the United States. But the violence usually does not affect the tens of millions of tourists who visit the city each year.  – AFP

“Several hundred” Islamists have been killed in airstrikes and direct combat in the Malian towns of Konna and Gao since France launched an offensive last month to drive out the rebels from the north of the country, the French defence ministry says.More than three weeks into the military intervention, the ministry said yesterday the Islamists have died “in (French) airstrikes” on vehicles transporting fighters and equipment, and in “direct combat in Konna and Gao”, key central and northern towns.  – AFP

• Stowaways trapped Four children have suffered hypothermia after being locked in a refrigerated truck in a failed bid to get into the UK, the UK Border Force says. Officers from UKBF working at Dunkirk in France found the youngsters, aged from nine to 16, trapped in temperatures of minus 2°C in the trailer. They were among a group of four Afghans and three Iranians who were found at around 10am last Friday in a Slovakian-registered truck used to transport soft cheese. It was due to board a midday ferry from Dover and was bound for Milton Keynes – leaving the stowaways in the trailer for another seven hours if they had not been found.  – PA 

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Dairy farmers more optimistic Dairy farmers are more optimistic, but sheep and beef farmers are still down in the dumps, according to a Federated Farmers confidence survey. Federated Farmers’ 2012-13 mid-season survey reveals the small increase in farmer confidence is largely confined to the dairy sector. President Bruce Wills said rising global dairy prices and increased payout forecasts had helped the dairy sector regain some confidence, but the strong Kiwi dollar was acting like a sea anchor on export returns. “What dairy farmers are saying is that they are less pessimistic but this is not the breaking of a new dawn. The good news for the economy is that dairy farmers expect to increase production and spending, with only a small drop in those expecting to reduce debt.” Confidence in the sheep, beef and grain sectors continues to sink. “Meat and fibre farmers have seen prices reverse while the high dollar erodes what they ultimately get paid. Beef had been treading water but just this week dropped 10 cents per kilogram.”  Sheep farmers were feeling the heat because lamb prices were down around 35 per cent on the same time last year, he said.  Wool was also struggling and this had seen meat and fibre farmers become even more pessimistic

Third generation farming family leaves the land By Linda Clarke Ealing farmer Hamish Reith won’t miss the increasing volume of paperwork now associated with his cropping and dairy-grazing operation when he and wife Kathryn move from the district soon. The couple are moving to a block of native bush at Murchison, where they plan to run a contracting business. Mr Reith, his parents Donald and Phyllis and grandparents Robert and May, have all farmed the 298ha block on State Highway 1 near the Rangitata River. Its future is now as a dairy farm.

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Cousins Shaun (left) and Jack Reith, both 9, play on a ride-on lawnmower while bigger machinery at their uncle Hamish’s farm goes under the hammer. about their profitability. “That pessimism continues into the wider economy, with a growing sense of frustration about filling skilled vacancies. “All farmers agree they are struggling to find skilled and motivated staff and this seems

odd given unemployment figures. Skilled and motivated dairy staff are especially hard to find so is there a mismatch between where people live as opposed to where the jobs are.” Mr Wills said the jobs available were not low skilled or lowly paid.

“Unlike last season, the mild El Nino means sheep and beef production will likely be down this season. Sheep and beef farmers cannot increase production to offset lower prices and the high dollar.” They would be reducing spending

The Ealing farm will be converted to a dairy farm by its new owner, who will run 1000 cows in a lowcost, low-input, rotary milking shed operation. Mr Reith said while they would be sad to leave, he would not miss being a cropping farmer with low returns and increasing regulation through nutrient and water rules imposed by regional authorities. “I think it is getting in the too-hard basket, with dairying interest and the price of the New Zealand dollar. I think it is going to be very difficult for young people to carry on farming. “I am sad about selling the place but it was the only way. I can make

more from investing elsewhere.” He said he did not want to hand over massive debt to his children by converting to dairying himself. Other cropping farmers could be tempted to leave their farms too, he predicted. “You almost have to be an accountant or a solicitor to be farming now. It is getting to be very technical, with bookwork, rules and regulations. You need a university degree under your belt.” Farming equipment, including tractors and other machinery collected over his family’s farming years, went under the hammer at a well-attended clearing sale last week.

course, that high Kiwi dollar. “It underscores the need for the Government to focus its spending on those things that will increase production while simplifying and streamlining regulation.  It may not be sexy but it is what the economy desperately needs. “Tackling the

and increase debt to get through, he said. “You can summarise the big issues of concern to farmers as the increasing cost of farming staples, including the cost of regulation and compliance, what we are getting paid for our products and of

high dollar starts not with a printing press, but by central and local government cutting back on borrowing. While some agriculture debt is about survival, government still has an entrenched ‘borrow and spend’ culture that needs to change.”

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Mid Canterbury farmers are being encouraged to enter the Ashburton A&P Association’s annual on-farm heifer competition next month. Contest convener David Stewart said heifers should be in good shape, despite a difficult spring for young calves and stop-start grass growth. He said the contest was a great way for farmers to compare their stock against others in the district. “It is also a chance for people who are interested in breeding different bulls to compare stock.” The contest caters for both graziers and stock owners and they have plenty of time to get the animals in top condition prior to judging on March 26. Entries must be with the organisers by March 20. Judges have not yet been confirmed for the event, which encourages farmers to travel around the district with the judging panel. The winner will represent the Ashburton district in a Canterbury regional contest. Mr Stewart said farmers needed to confine their stock to a small area close to a road or laneway for judging. The competition has classes for rising one and two-year heifers for owners and for graziers. Cups are presented for the best presented line of owners’ heifers and for the best presented line of graziers’ heifers. The big winners last year were David and Sally Mavor, who are partners in a Lismore dairy farm milking 850 cows.

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Choir celebrates 10 years of making music The Mid Canterbury Choir gathered at At Violinos music farm at Winchmore at the weekend to celebrate its 10th anniversary, and a musical game made of circular saw blades (pictured) was among attractions. “The music farm was the perfect place for a group of singers and musicians to try all the wonderful musical games and instruments,” said manager Carol Gunn. Mrs Gunn, musical director Sylvia Watson, as well as Peter Verstappen and Alister Argyle spoke about their 10 years with the choir. Mrs Gunn said the choir was formed to wow the people of Mid Canterbury with wonderful music. It met for the first time in November 2002 and today meets for weekly rehearsals.

The choir’s repertoire is drawn from 15 century music to present day. Membership sits at 60, a good cross section of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses from Mid Canterbury, Leeston and Geraldine. To date the choir has had 51 performances including last year’s highlights of Messiah in November, Christmas concerts in December, and performances at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre and St Andrew’s Church earlier in the year. “Now registered with the Choral Federation, we believe touring choirs will include Ashburton in their itinerary, as they often require a district choir to support their programme,” Mrs Gunn said.

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Performance plans for 2013 – June 22: Celebration of 10 years of MCC music – Ashburton Trust Event Centre. – September 21: Popular Opera – Ashburton Trust Event Centre. – December 20: Christmas Concerts Ashburton. Photos Tetsuro Mitomo 030213-TM-129

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Arts DIARY • February 8 – Methven Heritage Centre exhibition opening, New Zealand and African Scenes by William Liebisch, 5.30pm to 6.30pm. • February 9 – A Micronaut in the Wide World - The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy will open at the Ashburton Art Gallery at 1.30pm and run until April 7. • February 9 – The Ashburton Society of Arts’ Summer Show opens Saturday and runs for nine weeks (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays) from 10am to 2pm. Included is an art fair, which is for one day only, February 9, 10am to 4pm. There will be framed and unframed art, craft, books and magazines, surplus art materials and equipment, picture frames and many more interesting items at The Short Street Studio. • February 21 - Paraguayan harp player Eduard

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ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) There’s a mishmash of forces around you so don’t be surprised if you feel pulled in a number of directions. Your main feeling may be to want to opt out and relax but in practice this may be hard to do. You could have work or business matters to attend to. On the plus side, you could get a lucky break while out enjoying yourself today.

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Klassen in Ashburton for one concert, at 7.00pm at the Ashburton Baptist Church. February 21 and 22 – In My Chair portrait painting at the Short Street Studio. February 22-24 – The Lepidopterist, the butterfly collector. A dark funny theatre treat, combining circus feats and some really interesting facts about butterflies. At the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. To February 24 – Heather Sarin exhibition Exuberance at the Ashburton Art Gallery. March 3 – The Eastern, at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. New Zealand’s hardest working country music band. March 4 – JGeeks at Ashburton Trust Event Centre. March 14 – Floral Notes, at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. A musical written by

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TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) Finances may improve on this auspicious day when you seem to know how to get what you want and receive the support you need. Businesswise, you may get a new customer who has a lot of money to spend. The Moon in Capricorn reveals that you might need to make some decisions about a project that you and your partner are planning.

GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) It’s a lovely day for all kinds of improvements, including social affairs, romance and generally having fun. Friends may get in touch at some point and there are lots of good times in store. The Moon in your joint financial zone suggests you may need to make a few adjustments to your current money situation. Don’t put off important decisions.

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) Some people may be strong-willed and a touch unreasonable at one juncture today. Instead of squaring up to them it may be best to pursue more peaceful pastimes. Changes in your relationships may be the cause of some anxious feelings but talking them over should dispel them quickly. In general, loving feelings and artistic tendencies are to the fore.

he cult sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf follows the lives of the last human alive, a hologram, a robot and an evolved cat, and is back by popular demand with the first episodes in 13 years. Space battles, quantum entanglement, and love triangles with snack dispensers are just some of the problems facing the Dwarfers. The posse also stumble across the mysteriously abandoned SS Trojan while Lister grapples with the problem of being his own father and Kryten and Cat become quantum entangled, forcing them to do everything in unison.

Geraldine Brophy about two best friends. • March 23-24 – Made to Move, the Royal New Zealand Ballet. A spirited comedy set in a Bavarian beer hall, created by artistic director Ethan Stiefel. • May 3 – The Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet La Classique. Ballet skills, lavish costumes and magnificent sets, this show has it all. • May 5 – Roger Hall’s Taking Off. A sensitive comedy that trails four Kiwi girls on their big OE. At the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

Winners of the First Crossing DVDs are: Candy Breakwell, Cameron van Mierlo, Betty King

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LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) Some of the folks you encounter could be of the emotional and excitable kind. In other words, don’t count on stability expect the unexpected. But do pay attention to a loved one who may need your company or attention more today. As Venus aspects Jupiter, it’s a good time to take them somewhere special that you’ll both remember and enjoy.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) The start of a new project at work or linked with your career may take a promising turn as fabulous stars can bring out the best in everyone. There’s also a chance that finances might improve. Don’t waste a high-spirited vibe tonight as with all your hard work you need some time to recharge your batteries. Your partner may be full of surprises.

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LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) It’s a day that has potential for fortunate surprises, with the possibility of success written all over it. Make new friends, explore a budding relationship and perhaps take it further, or invite friends over for a meal and a chat. If you’re thinking of buying clothes or accessories, you may be attracted to ethnic styles or jewellery that is cheerful and fun to wear.

SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) Today may present a challenge to your way of thinking. If you have trouble making a decision, weigh the pros and cons of taking a risk versus playing it safe. It’s time to study options and make an informed choice. In romance your emotions may have the upper hand but they could be an unreliable guide to knowing which direction to take.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) This could be a delightful day for romance. You could be swept off your feet by a confident, upbeat person or could enjoy a romantic evening with a mate or companion. There can be an element of luck around you if you decide to socialize. You may be hit with the recycling bug, so finding a new use for an old item may bring satisfaction.

If you would like to go into the draw to win a copy of Red Dwarf X DVD, write your name, address and the DVD’s title on the back of an envelope and send to: Goodie Giveaway, PO Box 77, Ashburton. Alternatively you can email goodies@theguardian.co.nz with the above details. Entries must be received no later than 9am, the following Wednesday. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD PLEASE

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CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) You may be surprised by your creativity and inventiveness, especially when it comes to earning money. Be open to trying new things as today’s lucky influence may bring a lucrative deal your way. Yet a conversation topic that seems innocent may end up opening the door to regrettable comments or points of view. Try to sidestep gossip if you can.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) Be observant and keep your ear to the ground today as what you learn could provide the key to solving a problem or dilemma. The prospects for a great evening out may put you in a good mood. As Venus, in your sign, aspects Jupiter, a budding romantic relationship may show genuine promise. However, try not to say anything you might regret later.

PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) A change in schedule could work out well, with a possibility that a spur of the moment decision may be promising, especially where family and home are concerned. An impromptu meal with a relative or friend could bring a slice of good fortune your way. However, be careful of someone in your social circle who may be jealous. Be vigilant to see just who.


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10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Sport Aviation Fly In, museum open. Seafield Road. 10.45am. M.S.A. T’AI CHI CLUB. Qigong exercises, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street.

1.30pm. SENIOR NET ASHBURTON INC. Annual General Meeting, all welcome. Card Room, M.S.A. Havelock Street. 7.30pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing. learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe band hall, creek Road.

TOMORROW FRIDAY February 8 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Sport Aviation Fly In, museum open. Seafield Road. 1.00pm - 4.0pm. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome, upstairs in old Polytech building, 254 Cameron Street. 1.30pm. R.S.A. Euchre. R.S.A. Cox Street, Ashburton.

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to starting in the Avondale Guineas. “It is likely but we don’t need to make that decision until at least this week,� said Vance. “But I think we can get away without another race before the Derby if we choose to go down that path. “And we can always use the Breakfast with the Stars the Tuesday before the Derby as our final hitout.� The dominance of Habibi over the Derby market and the rollercoaster form of Weissmuller have all but stunted prepost betting on the race. And without many genuine lead-ups around the country this weekend the market could be stagnant until after the Avondale Guineas. As much as Habibi dominates the market, she has a long way to go to approach the sort of odds Silent Achiever had last season. She started an unbelievably short $2.10 when she won the classic. - NZ Herald

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TRADES, SERVICES CERAMIC Tiles - tile quality guaranteed - Tile Warehouse selection available at Redmonds Furnishing and Flooring, Burnett Street. ELECTRICIANS Plasterers, Painters, all advertise in the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. – Phone 307-7900.

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Prospect of group one glory on Saturday won’t attract Habibi to compete at Te Rapa. The connections of superstar filly Habibi have turned their back on one group one to aid their quest for another. Co-trainer Donna Logan said this week she had spoken to Habibi’s owners about a shock entry into the Darci Brahma International Stakes at Te Rapa this Saturday. That would have meant taking on the older horses at weight-for-age over 2000m, a rarity for a 3-year-old filly in this country. The International came into play for Habibi after she was allowed to miss the Waikato Guineas last Saturday because of the hard track. “And I am glad we did that, I feel we made the right choice missing the

Guineas,� said Logan. But the discussion about an International start didn’t last long. “We raised it as an option but there were too many negatives. “She would have been taking on older horses, going left-handed for the first time and she just doesn’t need to do that. “She has the Avondale Guineas on Sunday week, which was always our preferred option as her Derby lead-in. “Yes, a group one win would be great to get this weekend, but the Derby is the group one we are really after.� Habibi has firmed in Derby betting, into $3.50, even after missing the Guineas. That was driven mainly by the drift from $6 to $8 for one-time second favourite Weissmuller, who looked to be feeling the hard surface at Te Rapa. Guineas winner Castlzeberg is into $6 second favouritism for the Derby, but his co-trainer Bob Vance has yet to commit

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9 5 Queens Habit (6) 56................... A Frye (a3) 10 00 Thegreatpickpocket (10) 56.. R Doherty (a2) 3 1.45pm THE PAVILLION COLAC BAY 2YO+ MAIDEN $7000, MDN 2YO&UP, 1200m 1 8x56x Writteninthestars (7) 56.5.K Kalychurun (a4) 2 00x4 Showcase (9) 56.5.............. D Prastiyou (a4) 3 378x5 Zoe Brook (3) 56.5........................T Moseley 4 5 Turniton (4) 56.5.................K C Walters (a2) 5 Ginga Flight (10) 56.5......A Tempelman (a3) 6 Special Port (12) 56.5............... R Black (a3) 7 6x3 Reddy To Razzle (6) 56........ R Doherty (a2) 8 64473 Whare Creek b (13) 56...........C Barnes (a3) 9 75. Marlin Monroe (8) 56...................C Johnson 10 8. Bechtolsheimer (14) 56............T Direen (a2) 11 8 Josephine Baker (2) 56................L Callaway 12 Polly’s Sister (15) 56..................... D Skerrett 13 Risky Flight (16) 56..................... A Frye (a3) 14 9 Saperavious (1) 56.................... S Muniandy 15 0 Dark Guru (11) 56.5 16 8x888 Avechii (5) 58 Emergencies: Dark Guru, Avechii 4 2.20pm MCKENZIE MENSWEAR RATING 85 HANDICAP $8000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1200m 1 26720 The Jester d (4) 59.......................T Moseley 2 36636 All Spice tdm (9) 58................C Barnes (a3)

3 20x66 Conscious Mistake tdm (7) 57.5..C Johnson 4 80314 Venetian Raider m (6) 56........ B Pitman (a1) 5 35637 Redfern td (3) 56.........................L Callaway 6 2460x Heza Kool Kat tdmh (1) 55.5.... R Black (a3) 7 05300 Sandfly m (2) 54.5.................. T Kahlon (a4) 8 12145 Golden Tower mh (5) 54....... R Doherty (a2) 9 x2755 Party Cat d (8) 54...................... S Muniandy 5 2.55pm DONALD WHITE HEDGECUTTING MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 2147m 1 44288 Tom Dooley (2) 58.5........A Tempelman (a3) 2 6377x Kapua Jock (7) 58.5............ D Prastiyou (a4) 3 049. Kung Fu Panda (12) 58.5.......... S Muniandy 4 85659 Robert Brook (11) 58.5................C Johnson 5 08x50 The Groomsman (9) 58.5............L Callaway 6 9088. Geoff’s Back (10) 58.5.......... R Doherty (a2) 7 98x70 Oor Wullie (8) 58.5..............K C Walters (a2) 8 07338 Winning Girl (4) 56.5.....................T Moseley 9 50646 Voodoo Beach h (1) 56.5.............. D Skerrett 10 0x090 The Wee One (6) 56.5............C Barnes (a3) 11 79044 Tullibardine (3) 56....................... A Frye (a3) 12 870 Gallant Satin (5) 56..................T Direen (a2) 6 3.30pm MCCALLUMS DRYCLEANING RATING 65 HANDICAP $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2147m 1 0x262 Irish Wit (13) 59 2 22L90 Split Decision (8) 58................T Direen (a2)

3 33757 Where’s The Cat 21.60...............D Schofield 4 21111 Matrix 21.18.......................................J Black 5 46326 Utah Bolt 21.75........................... G Pomeroy 6 31115 Calamity Free 21.14....................D Schofield 7 43558 Kim Dotcom nwtd W &.....................T Steele 8 35334 Charlie’s Funds nwtd.......................P Green 5 1.19pm ALL SEW EMBROIDERY STAKES C1, 457m 1 2613 Little Teegan 26.12..................... A Lawrence 2 12162 Opawa Webby nwtd L &..................... Wales 3 67653 Mr. Lochlyn nwtd...........................M J Lozell 4 25443 Bigtime Treasure nwtd.................... I George 5 77736 Seeing Excuses 25.85................ R O’Regan 6 54243 Question Me nwtd..............................S Ross 7 63147 Wabi Sabi 26.50.............................. L Martin 8 52734 Newton Willow nwtd...............K Sutch-Jones 9 66178 Tapu Boy nwtd................................A Bowen 10 47245 McKone 25.65................................... S Clark 6 1.37pm AFFORDABLE PET ACCESSORIES SPRINT C5, 375m 1 11137 Secret Star 21.63..............................T Agent 2 64733 Quick Cat 21.38..........................D Schofield 3 12531 Karma Rhode 21.33 W &.................T Steele 4 24F63 Cosmic Mack 21.18....................D Schofield 5 23752 Ruby Tron 21.18..........................H Laagland 6 21165 Holland Badger 21.35....................... B Craik 7 43112 Bellswill 21.17....................................C Hore 8 26354 Thrilling Issues 21.21........................ S Clark 9 42484 Thrilling Havoc 21.10....................... K Walsh 10 72666 Ripped Jeans 21.17.......................... S Clark 7 1.54pm SERGIO @ STUD STAKES C2/3, 457m 1 1x777 Shark Bite nwtd................................. S Clark 2 75x11 Fancy Dasher (c2) nwtd..............D Schofield 3 42223 Space Race 26.08............................ S Clark 4 11211 Bugsy Bangles (c2) 25.79 J &.........D Fahey

3 65167 Realon Rumba 21.59.................. R O’Regan 4 17386 Bam Bam nwtd...............................G Parker 5 41322 Hajime 21.48..................................P Cleaver 6 36177 Frizzle Frazzle nwtd..........................T Agent 7 78263 Lilylicious nwtd..................................T Agent 8 61851 Jetsun Coal nwtd............................G Wilson 9 18876 Boss Man Sloy nwtd....................... I George 10 3744x Fancy Toby nwtd.........................D Schofield 4 1.02pm SUPERIOR CHUNKY DOG ROLLS SPRINT C3, 375m 1 33227 Enough Is Enough 21.20............D Schofield 2 47774 My Girl Cookie 21.46.................. R O’Regan

3 77036 Dino (7) 58............................ R Doherty (a2) 4 42219 Lord Yarborough (9) 58............. R Black (a3) 5 x5858 Buffys Boy m (10) 57.5.......K C Walters (a2) 6 41408 Maitland Grey (2) 57.5................ A Frye (a3) 7 00777 Gold Leaf (4) 56.5...................... S Muniandy 8 16457 Lucille (11) 56.........................C Barnes (a3) 9 23343 Likeitlikethat (12) 55.5............. B Pitman (a1) 10 63090 Blue ‘N’ Gold (3) 55.......................T Moseley 11 47385 She’z A Prima Donna (5) 55........L Callaway 12 65335 Lezani (6) 54.5.............................C Johnson 13 10070 Tickle My Fancy h (1) 54.5 7 4.05pm TORRESDALE SUFFOLK STUD RATING 75 HANDICAP $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1600m 1 72436 King Prawn td (12) 59.........K C Walters (a2) 2 9389x Romeo dm (1) 58.5.......... K Kalychurun (a4) 3 2134x Frances Mercy m (5) 56................ D Skerrett 4 51788 Gallivant (13) 56 5 6x190 The Gordonian dm (3) 55.5.........L Callaway 6 51596 Phil Wenneck dmh (11) 55.....C Barnes (a3) 7 54154 Luv Da Bling h (2) 54.5.................T Moseley 8 x6555 Ginty’s Choice d (7) 54............T Direen (a2) 9 x1350 Lady Burlesque d (4) 54..A Tempelman (a3) 10 100x0 Prenuptial d (6) 54..................... S Muniandy 11 62107 Volonte d (8) 54...........................C Johnson 12 84219 Porotene Sky (14) 54............ R Doherty (a2)

5 48516 Beau Rivage 25.83 W &..................T Steele 6 31515 Opawa Style 26.12 L &....................... Wales 7 1F867 Pint Star 25.84.................................. B Craik 8 67376 Winsome Flash 25.44.................D Schofield 9 73543 Zagato (c2) 25.95...................... A Lawrence 10 46244 Star Bound (c2) nwtd.................. G Pomeroy 8 2.12pm YGOT BONUS SCHEME SPRINT C4, 375m 1 x3266 Fancy Milly 21.20...............................C Hore 2 16847 Winsome Buster 21.22...............D Schofield 3 52213 Lafayette 21.60................................. B Craik 4 83118 Proverbial 21.15.................................S Ross 5 37577 Exciting Dream nwtd................... R O’Regan 6 61365 Predator Drone 21.35 W &..............T Steele 7 15347 Jetsun Blaze nwtd...........................G Wilson 8 4358x Lochinvar Valero nwtd.................D Schofield 9 16468 Dolly Scramble nwtd.......................G Parker 10 51466 Don’t Know nwtd..................................J Udy 9 2.29pm FOND FOODS LTD STAKES C5, 457m 1 11112 Bornato 25.51............................ A Lawrence 2 38237 We’re So Lucky 25.62....................... B Craik 3 25117 Pegeon Appeal 25.65...................... K Walsh 4 16853 Hustler 25.55..............................D Schofield 5 62315 Mint Power 25.38........................D Schofield 6 52672 Koko Whiz 25.49.........................D Schofield 7 13735 Kilara’s Fancy 25.69....................D Schofield 8 43258 Thrilling Ransom 25.23.................... K Walsh 9 22756 Cotswald Prince 25.70................ L Laagland 10 33464 Valain’s Flyer 25.61..................... R O’Regan 10 2.47pm CAMBRIDGE MITRE 10 MEGA SPRINT C5, 375m 1 471x8 Cool And Dry nwtd............................ B Craik 2 15515 Blue Tramp 21.38.............................T Green 3 46213 Harvey Nichols 21.24........................ B Craik 4 61128 Jetsun Playboy 21.83......................G Wilson

13 04660 Spoilt Princess (10) 54............... A Frye (a3) 14 40188 Lets Talk Gold 54.......................... Scratched 15 44970 Kasbah Keeper h (9) 54........... J Chong (a3) Emergency: Kasbah Keeper 8 4.40pm SADDLERY WAREHOUSE INVERCARGILL R65 HANDICAP $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 28x16 Uncle Jim (6) 59......................... A Frye (a3) 2 01 Double Tap h (10) 58...................C Johnson 3 08964 Savanur tm (11) 58.................C Barnes (a3) 4 2810x Ballyrina (1) 57......................... J Chong (a3) 5 x4426 Mind Reader m (5) 56.5............. S Muniandy 6 x8591 Sophronia (7) 56.5.................... R Black (a3) 7 15349 Ima Geegee m (9) 55.5................T Moseley 8 44105 She’z A Virtuoso d (3) 55.5.......... D Skerrett 9 360x8 Marechal (8) 54........................T Direen (a2) 10 0x464 Doris Brook (12) 54 11 0376x Krissies Choice h (2) 54..............L Callaway 12 0777x Patty Hearst td (4) 54............ R Doherty (a2) 13 44970 Kasbah Keeper 54........................ Scratched Blinkers on : Dame La Jane (R1), Turniton, Marlin Monroe (R3) Blinkers off : Varvara (R2), Sandfly (R4) Winkers on : Varvara (R2), Sandfly (R4), Geoff’s Back (R5) Winkers off : Marlin Monroe (R3)

5 x6251 Lochinvar Yasi 21.42...................D Schofield 6 51667 Boy Spice 20.99......................... A Lawrence 7 15747 Lochinvar Elle (c4) nwtd.............D Schofield 8 36336 My Jack Attack 20.87....................M J Lozell 9 61788 Hong Kong Louie 21.06.................... S Clark 10 33757 Percentage Man 21.42................ L Laagland 11 3.05pm NZRS NOVICE SERIES FINAL NZRSf, 457m 1 42121 Thrilling Charly(c1) 25.93................ K Walsh 2 35472 Urban Combat (c1) nwtd...............P Cleaver 3 131 Thrilling Tremor(c1) 25.62................ K Walsh 4 23161 Riddle Mate (c1) 26.11................... G Farrell 5 311 Thrilling Glory (c1) 25.76................. K Walsh 6 42122 Secret Arnie (c2) nwtd L &................. Wales 7 41121 Bublin Gold (c2) 26.09...................... S Clark 8 52611 Borasco (c2) 26.01.......................... L Martin 9 32322 Tekau (c0) nwtd........................... C Ramsey 10 12162 Opawa Webby (c1) nwtd L &.............. Wales 12 3.22pm 0800 4 DOWN COW STAKES C4, 457m 1 75743 Doomed nwtd...................................P Green 2 86776 Corby nwtd.................................. R O’Regan 3 16224 Hot Pootie 25.83..................................J Udy 4 4F153 Lochinvar Onyx 25.53.................D Schofield 5 56231 Makinen 25.97 W &.........................T Steele 6 84562 Be Delicious nwtd............................. B Craik 7 45441 Cherry Tree Lane nwtd..................... B Craik 8 51F78 Ragazza Gamba 0.00................ A Lawrence 9 52355 Thrilling Charge 25.97.....................S Payne 10 F5448 On Trey 25.72.............................D Schofield LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Manawatu fields, form and drivers Fields for Manawatu HRC meeting at Manawatu Raceway today. NZ Meeting number: 7 Doubles : 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 6.10pm (NZT) SHAUN’S BELATED 30TH SHOUT HANDICAP TROT $7000, 3yo+ 1 to 5 wins discrhcp trot, stand, 2500m 1 07024 Sun Of Mystery (1) fr...................... S Clarke 2 24636 Shutterup (2) fr......................... Z Butcher (J) 3 42241 Dancingwiththestars (3) fr...........P Ferguson 4 0P502 Thanks Charlie (4) fr..................... S Dickson 5 57573 Miss Middleton (5) fr......................N Chilcott 6 62910 Nia (U1) fr.............................. A Poutama (J) 7 17608 Jaccka Creek (U1) 10.....................S Phelan 8 40910 Broke (U2) 10............................ J Abernethy 9 80961 Mitchell (1) 20........................... J I Dickie (J) 10 00689 Rarangi Jewel (1) 30......................T Mitchell 11 19397 Bon Ton Cherie (2) 30.............. K Chittenden 12 00312 Trot Fast Eddie (U1) 40................. D Butcher 2 6.35pm DOUG MANGOS MEMORIAL MOBILE PACE $5500, claimers mob. pace, mobile, 2000m

1 45974 Speedstar (1) fr...........................P Ferguson 2 x9500 Broadway (2) fr.............................P Fleming 3 90022 Thrill Factor (3) fr..................... Z Butcher (J) 4 68647 Harry The Maori (4) fr......... J MacKinnon (J) 5 11985 Motu Just In Time (5) fr...................S Phelan 6 43686 Jonny Wilkinson (6) fr....................T Mitchell 7 64201 Kilarney Guy (7) fr........................ D Butcher 8 92203 Crown Prince (21) fr................. J I Dickie (J) 3 7.05pm TONY MERCER MEMORIAL MOBILE PACE $6000, 2yo+ non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 86978 Silver Sauvignon (1) fr...................N Chilcott 2 9 JR’s Jem (2) fr......................... Z Butcher (J) 3 54954 Sister Courage (3) fr.................. J Abernethy 4 040 Director Dan (4) fr..................... J I Dickie (J) 5 26382 Chanel Madamoiselle (5) fr..............B Taylor 6 22232 Violet Bromac (6) fr.....................P Ferguson 7 86375 Ohau Flash (7) fr...........................T Mitchell 8 53443 Alison’s Jet (21) fr...........................S Phelan 9 75299 Allisforgiven (22) fr................. A Poutama (J) 10 655 Vicky Violet (23) fr......................... D Butcher 4 7.30pm SILVESTER CLARK HANDICAP TROT $6000,

up to 1 win spechcp trot, stand, 2500m 1 x54x8 Seen (1) fr..................................... S Dickson 2 67473 Navaho (2) fr...............................P Ferguson 3 53954 Wywurri (3) fr........................... Z Butcher (J) 4 5346D Rich Earl (4) fr............................... F Cossey 5 60006 Lucky Earl (5) fr.................. J MacKinnon (J) 6 80035 John Joseph (1) 30............................K More 7 x0062 Two Wishes (2) 30................... K Chittenden 8 35065 Palais Royal (U1) 30.................. J Abernethy 5 7.55pm DAVIS TRADING MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 7 Lady Of Eyre (1) fr.........................T Mitchell 2 87442 Karitane Whisper (2) fr........ J MacKinnon (J) 3 64364 Gilted (3) fr................................. J Abernethy 4 0x087 Real Life Hero (4) fr..........................B Taylor 5 390 Monets Daughter (5) fr............. J I Dickie (J) 6 08643 Oncewerechristians (6) fr......... Z Butcher (J) 7 606 Mywifemylife (7) fr.......................P Ferguson 8 8 JC Jock (21) fr...................................K More 9 22596 Huckleberry Finn (22) fr................ D Butcher 10 79679 Beinn Tharsuinn (23) fr................... S Clarke 11 80P Bobby Brown (U1) fr......................N Chilcott

6 8.25pm OFEE & ASSOCIATES MOBILE PACE $6500, 3yo+ 1 to 2 wins mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 65722 Brooke Brad Carolina (1) fr...... Z Butcher (J) 2 900x6 Lively Eastburn (2) fr..................... D Butcher 3 15400 Eagle Eyes (3) fr............................T Mitchell 4 70784 Bazza’s Choice (4) fr............. A Poutama (J) 5 0x481 Roan Rocket (5) fr......................P Ferguson 6 97706 River Time (6) fr..............................S Phelan 7 30734 Sierra Franco (7) fr................... J I Dickie (J) 8 48133 Pilot Officer (21) fr.........................N Chilcott 9 05825 Tinted Field (22) fr.......................... S Clarke 10 36397 Cinders And Ashes (23) fr................B Taylor 11 06093 Ryan’s Way (24) fr..................... J Abernethy 7 8.55pm THE WRIGHT DECORATORS MOBILE PACE $7500, 3yo+ 3 to 6 wins mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 72527 Beckinsale (1) fr............................ D Butcher 2 51407 Rimutoto Prince (2) fr........................K More 3 60361 Prime Legal (3) fr................... A Poutama (J) 4 22961 Elias Bromac (4) fr................... Z Butcher (J) 5 98052 Stormy Breeze (5) fr.................. J Abernethy 6 15355 Latte Lass (6) fr..............................S Phelan

7 64774 Jessies Cullen (7) fr....................P Ferguson 8 66101 Skewbridge Road (21) fr........... J I Dickie (J) 9 17583 Strawbs Fire Chip (22) fr...............T Mitchell 10 80806 County Down (23) fr.......................N Chilcott 8 9.25pm PAUL CLARIDGE ELECTRICAL MOBILE PACE $6500, 3yo+ 1 win mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 18540 Race Cafe (1) fr....................... Z Butcher (J) 2 57363 Mia’s Dream (2) fr.................... K Chittenden 3 76785 Roxanne (3) fr.................................S Phelan 4 09098 Eagle Eye Bromac (4) fr................T Mitchell 5 48187 Val Vili (5) fr.............................. J I Dickie (J) 6 50796 Howzat (6) fr................................. D Butcher 7 25521 Dionysus (7) fr....................... A Poutama (J) 8 409x9 Dream On Julie (21) fr...................N Chilcott 9 2152 Crown Court (22) fr.....................P Ferguson LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {C.cl} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down

Christchurch greyhound fields, form Fields for Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club meeting at Addington Raceway today. NZ Meeting number: 10 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 4.55pm (NZT) SUPER PETS SPRINT C3, 295m 1 22244 Elki 17.31..................................... M Roberts 2 87613 Another Coffee 17.41.................J McInerney 3 117F1 Make Your Point 17.42 W &............... Nissen 4 56x88 Chipewyan 17.54 M &.......................... Smith 5 26285 Wandy Destiny 17.54..................... G Cleeve 6 75157 Thrilling Sadie nwtd......................... M Grant 7 62545 Knox 17.44........................................ B Dann 8 42211 Mr. Big Stuff 17.37.............................J Dunn 9 17617 Another Colt 17.35.....................J McInerney 10 54683 Vitalize 17.65 J &....................................May 2 5.15pm (NZT) BUY SELL & EXCHANGE DASH C4, 295m 1 84565 Smash Dora 17.53........................... M Grant 2 14544 Etched In Stone 17.31...............R Blackburn 3 75314 But It’s Great 17.55....................J McInerney 4 58386 Flying Jojo 17.10 C &...................D Roberts 5 85845 Just A Mate 17.51......................J McInerney 6 66523 Wandy Chick 17.36........................ G Cleeve 7 43631 Jackson Cat 17.21............................ B Dann 8 62877 Cool Jordie 17.27..............................S Whall 9 74662 Cawbourne Moff 17.00..............J McInerney 10 41776 Jed Norton 17.36........................... G Cleeve 3 5.35pm (NZT) THURSDAY PLACE PICK SPRINT

C3, 295m 1 77423 Wandy Paul 17.47............................ M Grant 2 27668 Gotta Find Bubba 17.37................... M Flipp 3 84616 Reddy Boy 17.43.............................. B Dann 4 62736 Benny’s Angel 17.50..................J McInerney 5 64267 Radiator Springs 17.39 W &.............. Nissen 6 61363 Turbo Tundra nwtd........................... M Grant 7 38877 Mustard Fudge 0.00 J &.........................May 8 12311 Know Jealousy 17.29..................... G Cleeve 9 17617 Another Colt 17.35.....................J McInerney 10 15385 Opawa Blaze nwtd S &....................B Evans 4 5.55pm (NZT) JET PETS DASH C4, 295m 1 38844 Theokoles 17.51........................R Blackburn 2 24345 Decado 17.52 C &........................D Roberts 3 25413 Wazza Freebie 17.30 H &....................Taylor 4 35676 Cawbourne Reeah 17.44...........J McInerney 5 78572 Gazza’s Pride 17.24......................... M Flipp 6 65416 Wandy Boiler 17.33........................ G Cleeve 7 5466 Austin Wana nwtd W &...................... Nissen 8 35875 Know Rival 17.22........................... G Cleeve 9 74662 Cawbourne Moff 17.00..............J McInerney 10 17817 Thunda Thighs 17.30.................J McInerney 5 6.25pm (NZT) I PAVE CONCRETE STAKES C3, 520m 1 77441 Big Token 31.03.........................J McInerney 2 38476 Primitive nwtd.....................................J Dunn 3 35685 Parole To Excel 30.70........................ G Weir 4 37634 Know Peril 30.62............................ G Cleeve 5 658x2 Wandy Pam nwtd.........................D Kingston 6 88445 Botany Comet 30.68..................J McInerney 7 88483 Wonnie Wonder 30.55 C &...........D Roberts 8 75755 Not A Know 30.82.........................A Waretini

9 26766 Opawa Midnight 30.66 S &..............B Evans 10 77767 Magic You 30.65 C &....................D Roberts 6 6.50pm (NZT) SHIRLEY VETERINARY CENTRE SPRINT C5, 295m 1 11378 Know Love Affair 17.34................. L Waretini 2 15231 Butterbean 17.35 M &....................PT Binnie 3 12111 Zebidiah 17.02 J &...........................D Fahey 4 72657 Know Mistake 16.95...................... G Cleeve 5 21824 Callahan 17.26............................. M Roberts 6 84237 Homebush Mayhem 17.38.........J McInerney 7 22771 Pearl’s Boy 17.19........................... G Cleeve 8 23185 Princely Dollar 17.41..................J McInerney 9 84386 Okuku Ollie 17.29........................... R Casey 10 73775 Vampires Shadow 17.23 J &..................May 7 7.15pm SKY HIGH SCAFFOLDING STAKES C4, 520m 1 66151 Know Chaos 30.65........................ G Cleeve 2 66312 Dyna Diego nwtd C &...................D Roberts 3 26585 Magic Lass 30.43 C &..................D Roberts 4 34133 Black Emily 30.67 L &......................... Wales 5 25562 Magic Maggie 30.50 C &..............D Roberts 6 25753 Okuku Dreamer 30.77 C &................. Fagan 7 74246 Know Spunk 30.25......................... G Cleeve 8 57566 Alisaray 30.59............................... L Waretini 9 F6727 Know Which 30.25......................... G Cleeve 10 68575 Homebush Iris 30.66..................J McInerney 8 7.45pm BILL’S BAR & BISTRO CANTERBURY FUTURITY FINAL R/Af, 520m 1 17113 Know Thought (c5) 30.58.............. G Cleeve 2 12623 Rambunctious (c3) 30.63...........A Bradshaw 3 34711 Opawa No Ear (c2) 30.41 J &.........D Fahey

4 21652 Know Attempt (c5) 30.46............... G Cleeve 5 11311 Wayleggo (c3) 30.33 J &.................D Fahey 6 42312 Jinja Power (c1) 30.52 J &...............D Fahey 7 23111 Opawa Jed (c2) 30.06 J &...............D Fahey 8 61152 Opawa Swede (c2) 30.53 J &..........D Fahey 9 71183 Take No Prisoner(c5) 30.42........... G Cleeve 10 56874 Jinja Jam (c2) 30.85 L &..................... Wales 9 8.05pm CONTROLINSULATION.CO.NZ DASH C5, 295m 1 23336 Attire 17.14 A &..................................Seque 2 73767 Tricky Harry nwtd.......................... L Waretini 3 31856 Excuse Please 17.35................... J McMillan 4 34342 Know Advantage 17.25.................. G Cleeve 5 27351 Nova’s Fortune 17.27.................J McInerney 6 72855 Know Attention 17.10..................... G Cleeve 7 11872 Dixie Lee 17.00..........................R Blackburn 8 13723 Ramrada 17.21 C &......................D Roberts 9 36527 Homebush Helen 17.18.............J McInerney 10 278x6 Enable 17.45 H &.................................Taylor 10 8.35pm KOLORFUL KANVAS STAKES C4/5, 520m 1 82177 Dyna Groll 30.82 C &....................D Roberts 2 34114 Brooklyn Hope 30.29 J &.................D Fahey 3 22811 Russell Hart 30.31.....................J McInerney 4 44435 Geoff The Ref 30.65 A &....................Seque 5 65116 Ultimate Dream 29.93.................. M Roberts 6 41124 Finn McMissile 30.78.......................L Philips 7 71183 Take No Prisoner 30.42................. G Cleeve 8 24272 Know Class 30.12.......................... G Cleeve 9 63757 Maximum Jewel 30.46 C &...........D Roberts 10 F6727 Know Which (c4) 30.25.................. G Cleeve

11 9.03pm DAVID EMERSON CONSULTANCY DASH C5, 295m 1 67138 Fiery Flower 17.48............................ B Dann 2 77315 Know Escape 17.05....................... G Cleeve 3 51124 Adini 17.16.................................... L Waretini 4 86265 Cawbourne Dusty 17.51.................. M Grant 5 35316 Hot Shot Lawyer 17.48 H &.................Taylor 6 23862 Homebush Sarge 17.41.............J McInerney 7 36431 Another Gon 17.17....................J McInerney 8 57313 Roqette 17.25 C &........................D Roberts 9 14855 Excessive Speed 17.79.............J McInerney 10 17537 Fireman’s Escort 17.28.................. G Cleeve 12 9.18pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C4, 295m 1 75568 Memphis Hotcakes 17.38................. M Flipp 2 51562 Visual Illusion 17.38....................... G Cleeve 3 32246 Avert 17.35 A &...................................Seque 4 38588 Iceberg Rapper 17.48...................... M Grant 5 54424 Anytime Will Do 17.48...............J McInerney 6 15787 Crixus 17.45...............................R Blackburn 7 35868 Jumpin’ Julia 17.36....................J McInerney 8 87886 Molly Paisley nwtd......................... G Cleeve 9 74662 Cawbourne Moff 17.00..............J McInerney 10 84177 Homebush Craig 17.29..............J McInerney LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


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RACING

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Racing in Ron’s blood By Sue Newman It’s men like Ron Webster who are the backbone of New Zealand’s harness racing industry. They might not be the big guns and the high flyers whose training and driving efforts keep their names in the headlines, but they’re the men (and women) who ensure every race meeting has full fields. Ron Webster has been part of the industry since the mid-1950s, drove and trained his first winner as a 19-year-old at Wyndham in 1957 and today as a 75-year-old has come out of retirement to train and drive a horse his son-in-law and his mates own. His dad was a trainer and it seemed natural that Ron would be too. And while that first win, and his second a few days later with the same horse, Overdrive, in the Wyndham Cup, are

etched in his memory, he says he gets just as much pleasure today pottering around with the good, honest tryer, Woodfire. Yes, nothing can eclipse his win in the Dominion Trotting Cup with Armbro Lady in 1976, but for Ron, every horse has been a horse with potential. And that’s what he sees in Woodfire. She might be a six-year-old, but her race days are few. With a good draw and a good break she’s capable of winning, he said. “I’ve been lucky over the years, I’ve had a good breed, so I’ve had a few good horses, but I’ve also had a lot of mediocres in between.” Ron has bred many of his good trotters and it’s with those that he’s made his money as a trainer. He also drove race day for a number of years but he was pretty happy to hand that job over to the young guns. For a number of years Ron took a

break from training. Work interfered, but inevitably he returned to training, only opting to retire about six months ago. And then Woodfire came along. “My son-in-law and his mates told me to get out and get going again and that’s better than waiting for the weeds in the garden to grow.” Over the years Ron has watched the shape of the harness racing industry change. When he started out there were few professionals around, most were small time trainers who battled to make a living from their passion. It’s a different story today, he said. “The gap’s widened between the small trainer and the big trainer. There have been changes in sulkies, tracks, feed, they have all made a difference and they all cost money. Even five or six years ago a mare like Woodfire would be a handy horse but today they have to be great to be good.”

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The other big change is the predominance of two-year-old racing, Ron said. He’s not a believer in running horses out early, saying only the very best of the young stars can be successful at both ends of their careers. That’s unlike today’s crop of talented young drivers who are likely to make names themselves as juniors and carry that through into years at the top as adults, he said. “For the young guys today, it’s a business.” Looking ahead to Woodfire’s outing at Ashburton, Ron’s not counting her out of the money. Woodfire has drawn seven, but on the back of a tidy run at Orari where the barrier draw wasn’t in her favour, he believes she might be a good place bet. The first race at the Ashburton Trotting Club mile race day is at 11.45am, with the last race at 6.15pm.

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Ron Webster and Woodfire are hoping for a win at the Ashburton Trotting Club’s meeting on Saturday.

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2.55 To Build Or Not To Build. (G, T) 3.55 Te Karere. (T) 4.25 Ellen. 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat.

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6.00 Friends. (G, R, T) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, T) 7.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, T) Nicole is surprised by an unexpected supporter, Vasa commits to change, Chris takes a risk on Boyd. 7.30 RBT. (Final, G, T) 8.00 Air Ways.

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10.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 6.00 Everybody Hates Chris. (PGR, R) 6.30 Futurama. (G, R) 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) 7.30 Family Guy. (PGR, R) 8.00 American Dad. (PGR) Stan invites his mother to come live with the family after Stan’s stepfather dies. 8.30 The Cleveland Show. (PGR)

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9.00 Bob’s Burgers. (PGR) When Bob is invited to be a private chef on a docked cruise ship, he brings the family along to witness his skills outside of the restaurant. 9.30 South Park. (AO, R) Canadian-born Ike shares his country’s obsession with a royal wedding and offers his services when the princess-to-be is abducted. 10.00 Cops. (AO, R) 10.30 Celebrity Paranormal Project. (AO) 11.25 Entertainment Tonight. (G) 11.50 Infomercials. (G)

The Simpsons. (PG) Pawn Stars. (PG) NCIS. (PG) Criminal Intent. (M) A dying man’s murder confession leads Logan on a mission to release an innocent man from prison. Criminal Intent. (M) Law & Order. (M) NCIS. (PG) 24. (M) America’s Funniest Home Videos.

sky sPORt 1 6.00 Cricket. New Zealand v England. NZ XI v England Second T20. From Cobham Oval, Whangarei. Replay. 9.30 ICC Cricket 360. 10.00 Soccer. English Premier League. Arsenal v Stoke City. Highlights. 11.00 Rugby Sevens. Las Vegas Women’s 7’s. Highlights. 12.30 Rugby Sevens. IRB World Series. Wellington Event. Highlights. 2.00 Rugby Zone. 2.30 Lawn Bowls. World Championships. Men’s Pairs Final. 4.30 Lawn Bowls. World Championships. Men’s Singles First Semi-final. 6.30 Rugby Zone. 7.00 Total Rugby. 7.30 Cricket. New Zealand v England. NZ XI v England Second T20. From Cobham Oval, Whangarei. Replay. 11.00 Cricket. Australia v West Indies. 3rd One-day. From Manuka Oval, Canberra. Highlights. 12.00 Soccer. A-League. Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix. From Bluetongue Stadium, NSW. Replay. 2.00 Fight Night On SKY. 4.00 The Ultimate Fighter: Aussie v UK. 5.00 UFC Wired.

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sky sPORt 2 6.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 6.30 SKY Sport What’s On. 7.00 Cricket. Australia v West Indies. 3rd One-day. Highlights. 8.00 Soccer. English Premier League. Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City. Replay. 10.00 Basketball. NBL. NZ Breakers v Perth Wildcats. Replay. 12.00 The Dirt. 12.30 Dumbest Stuff On Wheels. 1.00 Cricket. Australia v West Indies. 3rd One-day. Highlights. 2.00 Cricket. New Zealand v England. NZ XI v England Second T20. Replay. 5.30 ICC Cricket 360. 6.00 Soccer. English Premier League. Newcastle v Chelsea. Highlights. 7.00 The ITM Fishing Show. 7.30 Crowd Goes Wild. 8.00 SKY ARENA Access. 8.30 The Ultimate Fighter: Aussie v UK. 9.30 UFC Wired. 10.30 Crowd Goes Wild. 11.00 Premier League World. 11.30 Soccer. English Premier League. Fulham v Manchester United. Replay. 1.30 Soccer. English Premier League. West Brom v Tottenham. Replay. 3.30 Dumbest Stuff On Wheels. 4.00 Rugby Zone. 4.30 Rugby Sevens. IRB World Series. Wellington Event. Highlights.

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7.00 Duplicity. (2009, M) Julia Roberts. 9.05 From Paris With Love. (2010, 16) John Travolta. 10.35 Into The Blue. (2005, M) Jessica Alba, Paul Walker. 12.25 Wimbledon. (2004, M) Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill. 2.05 Underworld Evolution. (2006, 16) Kate Beckinsale. 3.55 Meet Joe Black. (1998, M) Brad Pitt. 6.55 Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans. (2009, 16) Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy. The centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their one-time werewolf slaves, the Lycans, comes to a head as the Lycans rise up against them. 8.30 The Mask. (1994, M) Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz. A banker discovers an ancient mask that turns him into a confident suave cartoon-like character, able to fulfil his innermost desires and whims. 10.15 Unbreakable. (2000, M) Bruce Willis. 12.00 The Sum Of All Fears. (2001, M) Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman. 2.05 Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans. (2009, 16) Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy. 3.35 Meet Joe Black. (1998, M) Brad Pitt.

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Guildford in line for return to game By Patrick McKendry Zac Guildford could make a remarkable return to rugby with the Crusaders within the next couple of months. The All Blacks wing, who is taking self-imposed time out from the game after a recent alcohol-related incident in which he allegedly assaulted a party-goer in Christchurch, is in the midst of a one-month’s course of “intensive” treatment at an undisclosed North Island location. It is understood Guildford has accepted he has an alcohol problem – he had previously served a four-week ban from the game after an incident in Rarotonga – which could lead to a quicker than expected return to the field. Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder would dearly love to have his wing back in the fold – provided certain conditions are met. “If he sticks to getting professional help, we’d love to have him back,” Blackadder said.

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“It’s not so much a case of misconduct for us,” he added. “It’s an illness and for the first time he has admitted that and is getting the right help. “If all the other parties agreed – Zac, his representatives and helpers and the NZRU – then returning to rugby could form an important part of his rehabilitation.” If, as seems likely, Guildford wants to return, then the NZRU would be the biggest stumbling block to a comeback, but the Crusaders hoped the national body would show compassion. Privately, the Crusaders hope that as Guildford is seeking medical treatment and will have already missed all three preseason games and a couple of competition matches, that would be an appropriate penalty. Guildford is on only a one-year contract with the NZRU and will know that this is his last chance, another reason why he could be given another shot. After the Rarotonga incident, Guildford admitted only that he had drinking “issues”. A reasonably quick return would help the Crusaders immensely as they are relatively short of quality wings with the season yet to kick off. New Zealand sevens player Kurt Baker, a wider training group player at the Crusaders, has a grade two hamstring strain which could take up to six weeks to heal. Canterbury try-scoring machine Johnny McNicholl, about to start his first season at the next level, has been under an injury cloud but has recovered from a sore back and will play in this weekend’s pre-season match against the Highlanders in Oamaru. Other good news has come via the signing of Canterbury wing Telusa Veainu, a Highlanders wider training group member, who will join the Crusaders on a three or four-week contract. The short-term nature of the deal is also an indication that the Crusaders are quietly confident they could get their hands on Guildford sooner rather than later. There is a feeling at the franchise that they have adequate cover among the outside backs. They have a qualify fullback in Israel Dagg and an up-and-coming No15 in Tom Marshall, both of whom can fill in on the wing, a seasoned campaigner in Adam Whitelock and an exciting prospect in McNicholl. Veainu, an elusive player, is also capable. However, they will be keeping a careful watch on all five players in Oamaru, knowing they can’t afford another injury and hoping for positive news from Guildford further north. - APNZ

Sevens going for gold R io. Just one word (ok, one of three really), but it’s changed the landscape of sevens rugby forever. It’s a game that was evolving pretty rapidly anyway, but the spectre of an Olympic gold medal on the horizon has launched a frenzy of big money investment that will mean a major paradigm shift in almost everything about the game in the near future, in fact its already well started. The Wellington Sevens last week was a massive celebration of sporting excellence, superbly combined with the Kiwis’ love of the underdog giving the big guy a black eye, and that so nearly happened in a pulsating final, when the Kenyans were actually leading when the hooter went, only to concede a try to the relentless English, who went on to win the thing in extra time. If there are still any critics out there who claim this version of rugby is just a frothy, meaningless, no-skills by-product of the real thing, they simply can’t have been watching the last few hours of play from the Cake Tin on Saturday. How would Waisale Serevi cope with today’s game? Back in the day when our own Eric Rush was an

absolute legend of the game, there was only one better in all the world, and that was Serevi. The Fijian sevens wizard wasn’t a big fella, but then again he didn’t need to be. Whenever he was on the field conjuring up his magic tricks, he was surrounded by seven-foot behemoths who could all run nine-second 100 metres; they didn’t look that fast loping along with the ball casually grasped in one giant mitt, until you saw a skinny little white guy trying to get somewhere near them, little legs going like demented windmills, and you realised with suitable dismay that he was your fastest man on the field. Serevi hardly needed all that support though; his box of tricks was such that he could run rings around entire teams all by himself. One second he’d be going backwards at a rate of knots, faced with the best defensive screen in the world, and next he simply wasn’t there any more, he was through the line and either heading for the tryline himself, or sending one of his laughing giants sprinting away, effortlessly swatting away any foolish attempts to impede their majestic progress. How the New Zealanders

Olympic medal to his growing collection of trophies (if he’s By Steve Devereux not too busy winning a world championship in the boxing MY SHOUT ring. Liam Messam is another hoping to get a recall from Titch, and the thought of the likes of Shaun Johnson constantly stayed with the and Benji Marshall switching Fijians at the top of the codes for a year to see if they table is supreme testament could transfer their skillto the skills of supercoach sets to the sevens game is a Gordon Tietjens, skills which mouth-watering one. are rightly being recognised It would be a serious shame world-wide by the future big if DJ Forbes, Tomasi Cama, guns of the game. Tim Mikkelson and Lote And that’s all because of Raikabula didn’t make it Rio. to Rio, but age might just The glitter of gold has be against them; indeed in brought in a whole new era, Wellington it was new boys and the playing field is a Gillies Kaka, Rocky Khan whole lot more even than it and Sam Dickson who were was. hitting the line best, despite Gone are the days when the mistakes made on the Fiji and New Zealand would patch. almost always reach the Imagine if Tietjens could tournament final after inflict- meld all those talents ing 60-70 point thrashings together, throw in the likes on everyone except maybe of Julian Savea and Israel Australia and South Africa, Dagg and the new wunderwho would regularly fight kind who we haven’t even it out for second and third sighted yet, and the master spots. sevens guru might just add Now every team is a threat; Olympic gold to his string of seeing powerhouse outfits Commonwealth triumphs. like Fiji and France scrapHopefully our own Mark ping for the Bowl title in Jackman will still be in the Wellington is going to be the mix in a a couple of years’ norm rather than the exceptime, giving us yet more reation. son to yell and scream at the That glitter is also an attrac- telly when the world’s biggest tion for New Zealanders; even sporting extravaganza comes Sonny Bill wants to add an around again.

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CLUB NEWS Ashburton College Cricket Club Third grade got under way last weekend but before we start on the results if you happen to see Jack Dudley or Shaun Stagg (from the 1st 11) please ask them to show you their leadership camp injuries! Green took on Red in overcast conditions and Red batted first making 155 all out. Red’s top batsman were Josh Buchanan who made 32 not out, followed closely by Devam Pandya who got 31. Sam Turner came in as the tail ender and did well managing to get to 9 and Green helped the total giving Red 46 extras .Green’s top bowlers were Sam Hall who took 5 for 19, and Bradley Horrell with 3 for 36. Another great catch in the outfield again by Andrew Tait (we saw Sam Hall admiring your catching technique Andrew, we’re all hoping he masters it by the next game). Green’s reply suffered a few setbacks, and that, combined with great bowling by Jamie Stockdale, saw Green fall over to be all out for 80. Red’s best bowlers were Jamie Stockdale who also took a five wicket bag with his 5 for 19 off 6 overs, Josh Buchanan continued his great game with 2 for 1 off 2 overs, and Sam Turner cleaned up the tail getting 1 for 6 off 3 balls. Lewis Dray also took a great catch in the field. Green’s best batsmen were Sam Hall with 26 and Oliver Adlam managed 18. Green welcomed Josh Strange back to cricket and he did well in his one over bowling (entertaining Sam) and Green were expecting great things when he went out to bat, but he’s told us next week, so next week it is Josh! Only one not out was Scott Kelland, thanks for helping them out Scott. Gold took on Methven at the high veldt and if the temperature wasn’t already hot enough on Saturday, Methven’s batting turned up the heat even more. Winning the toss they totally dominated the day amassing 290 runs in their allotted overs. Jayden Reid was one of the few players who made a mark for Gold in this game. He made a breakthrough on 18 with a good diving catch taken behind the stumps by Zach Naldrett. The runs flowed quickly and Jayden managed to hold onto two good outfield catches before claiming three more wickets late on with good bowling. The tennis boys Connor Wilson and Ryan Hampton opened up for Gold and put on 31 runs at a run a ball before both perishing with the score in their teens. Harry Ferguson and guest star Sam Luscombe combined 65 runs but once they were dismissed only Jayden Reid scored double figures as the remainder floundered attempting to maintain the 10 runs an over required with the last wicket being taken on 155.

Tinwald Outdoor Bowling Club Congratulations to Shirley Maw and Monica Barnes on winning the Bowls Mid-Canterbury Sub-Centre Champion of Champions pairs. It was pleasing to see such a good exhibition of draw bowls, our members are very proud of you both. Wins were had against Rakaia, Ashburton and Hampstead in the final. This is the first Ch-Ch’s pairs for Monica and the Third for Shirley. Congratulations to M Eder selected for the Quadrangular rep game and to G Eder for the Mugford Trophy. Two teams entered in the Umpires Tournament, G Eder, W Lee, J Rooke and W Herriott, two wins fifth place, one team entered Hinds Fours a very enjoyable day followed by a lovely barbecue. Methven Dough Hood Four’s D Duff, J Bell, R Diamond and R Wade two wins and a draw. Methven Ladies Fours, M Eder, M Barnes, J Moore and W Herriott one win and two draws, G Whipp, S Maw, J Knudsen and J Rooke one win. Over 60’s R Wade was in the winning team and C Andrew in the fifth placed team. Milson Cup, G Eder, , J Bell, R Diamond and D Duff one win. Friday 18th Ashburton Triples, G Eder’s team two wins M Eder’s team lucky draw team prize. Feb 1st was our Murton Cup Ladies Fours tournament, sixteen teams played in very hot conditions, the winners were. 1st, R Bennett, D King, D Vanderweg and S Thomas 3 wins 17 ends 33 points. 2nd, D Gutberlet, M Sullivan, M Mitchell and G Kelley 2 wins 1 draw 23 points. 3rd, V Veint, B Davey, M Doherty and M Burhns 2 wins 17 ends 30 points. 4th, S Taylor, C Dudley, L Boyd/M Watson and K Muir 2 wins, 16 end 34 points. Our sincere thanks to our sponsors for many years Tinwald SuperValue, it was great to have the owners Mr and Mrs Thomas to present the prizes. As our club is closing the Murton Cup is being passed on to Rakaia ladies to run the tournament in the future. We thank all the lady bowlers who have supported this tournament over the years. Raffles were won by Z Keen, Chook, S Pagey, S Holdom, M Barnes H Boag and Diane V. Our thanks go to Margaret Eder for her great array and presentation of raffles over the years. MSA triples 1st Feb, W Lee, J Bell and R Diamond one win. Champion of Champion’s Singles 1st game S Maw defeated R Smith Methven, 2nd game lost to L Boyed Rakaia. G Eder lost to R Gutberlet in the first round. Congratulations to all winners. Good wishes to our

championship fours teams at the Sub-Centre Champion of Champions on Sunday. Ladies M Eder, G Whipp, J Chivers and J Rooke. Men, R Herriott, C Andrew, R Wade and C Rooke. Greenkeepers Tournament three teams entered: - at M.S.A. R Herriott,S Maw and J Rooke four wins, playing off at Allenton ending up in fourth place over all. D Duff, J Bell and W Herriott two wins. At Allenton G Eder, W Lee and R Diamond two wins.

Methven Bowling Club At the Kirwee Open Fours D Isherwood, R Isherwood, S Pagey, G Pagey 2nd. Congratulations to R Fensom & J Lattimore for winning the champion of champions colts pairs last week. This week we completed the Fours championships well done to A Hill, I Syme, D Callaghan, K Mieklejohn (sub E Maw) mens open, R Smith, W Blackwell, W Carter, M Stone (sub D Gordon) ladies open, I Syme, R Fensom, G Broker, J Lattimore Junior men. Good luck to you all this Sunday at the champion of champions at Rakaia. On Wednesday we held the Lynnlee Smith Memorial Junior Pairs. We had a great day with fantastic bowls played by all the girls, winners of the Lynnlee Smith Trophy were D Vanderweg & M White Rakaia and the Maureen Cullimore Tray W Suttie & A Sargisson Allenton. On receiving the Trophy Diane told of her memories of Lynnlee and how special she was to us all. Thankyou Diane we all agree she certainly was. At the Smallbone Triples on Thursday R Smith, W Blackwell, S Robinson 1 win; R Thomas, E Maw, A Holmes 1 win; D Isherwood, D Callaghan, G Broker 1 win; G Pagey, H Weir, A Gorman 1 win. Friday Triples at MSA well done to A Smith, H Weir, S Goodwin 1st place not bad for a trio of 240 years old they keep telling me. R Thomas, D Craig, I Syme 2 wins. On Saturday at the champion of champions Singles R Smith lost her first round match to S Maw of Tinwald in the ladies open. I Syme also lost in the first round to K Lynn of Hinds in the Junior mens, both had good matches and went down fighting. R Fensom won his opening two rounds over Hinds and Ashburton in the Colts then lost to the MSA in the final also putting up a good fight. In the mens open C Carter had wins over MSA and Ashburton and setting up a very good match with B White of Allenton. After a slow start and being 14 6 down at one stage Craig came out on top. It was a fantastic game to watch with great bowls played. It was a special moment for Craig never having won the singles before at the champion of champions. Congratulations to all the winners on the day S Keith, L Neal, D Bruce, A Millar and Craig. To our players you are winners too and the club is proud of you all. At the Greenkeepers Tournament on Sunday B Harper, W Blackwell, I Syme 4 wins 3rd at the MSA green. Happy bowling everyone.

Ashburton Dahlia Circle The first meeting of 2113 was held on Tuesday 29th January. with 21 members attended & 2 apologies received . President John Cuthbertson welcomed 3 new members to the group and trust they enjoy our meetings & Dahlias. The National Show preparations are well on the way, a committee of 5 have been instrumental in putting the plans in place. Now all our members have come on board with offers of help in setting up the hall, donations of food, catering, door rosters and morning & afternoon tea rosters, etc. It is so good that everyone is being involved. The Show will be open to the public in the Tinwald Hall on Saturday 16th Feb 2pm – 5pm. Mayor Mr Angus McKay will official open the show at 2.30pm with top prize presentations being made at this time. The Hall will again open on Sunday 9.30am – 5pm for the Public to view the wonderful display expected. There is a small door charge of $2.00. Our 1st Table show for the season was held on our meeting night. In total 141 vases were judged by Graham Gunn. A great start to the season, hopefully this is an indication of the large number of vases that will be at the Nationals. Champion Bloom in the Novice Class went to Paul Strachan & Sheena Clark with a lovely waterlily type, 1 bloom of Wildwood Marie. (New members & 1st time exhibiting.) well done! Champion Bloom in the Intermediate Class – Alison Donald, Graval Sunkist a medium fimbriated. Alison also took out the best vase in this section a lovely pink orchid type,3 blooms of Alloway Candy. Champion Vase in the Open Class was won by John Cuthbertson. He exhibited 3 different blooms in a vase of Small Decorative Dahlias Champion Bloom in the Open Class was won by Joyce Read exhibiting a Giant Decorative Rhanna Tammy, this bloom also won the Champion of Champions. The evening concluded with a supper supplied by Judith Ineson & Joyce Read. New members and visitors are always welcome.

Ashburton Horticultural Society The January meeting was held recently with very good

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attendance and we were pleased to welcome a young visitor. Speakers for the evening were Paul and Kevin Woodhouse who operate a local small nursery, growing and supplying several varieties of strawberry plants and also the fresh fruit which is grown in Canterbury. Our members learned a great deal about which varieties to grow, when (May or June) and how to plant (well-spaced) and some important tips on cultivating especially mulching and watering. Replacing plants regularly is most important to maintain a good crop, as is regular feeding. Although specializing in strawberries, the family-run business also grows and supplies a wide range of vegetable plants and is planning to supply flower plants in the near future. President Dick Bennett finalized plans for the forthcoming Annual Garden Competition of Ashburton and some good entries have been received. Raffles were won by 1st Maureen Randall 2nd Ann Gamblin. Premier Bloom – John Hoogweg’s Gladiolus. Table Show Results: Pat Tarbotton            8 firsts, 10 seconds, 2 thirds Ken McLaren             5 firsts, 3 seconds John Hoogweg          5 firsts, 1 third Shona Thomas          4 firsts, 4 seconds, 2 thirds Maureen Randall       4 firsts, 2 seconds, 4 thirds Surrey Lamont           3 firsts, 2 seconds Rosemary Case        1 first Betty Blair                  1 second Kay McLenaghen      1 second

Ashvegas Country Club Rakaia was the venue for last weekends club day and saw Brock Peddie and PK share the top prize finishing their rounds with 40 stableford points each after rounds of 77 and 76 respectively. In 3rd place was Bryan McFarlane with 37 points after his round of 75 while A J Kerr with 36 and Legs and Jeremy Reuben with 34 points did best of the others. Jamie Binnie & Brock had 2’s and Bryan claimed the putting prize. This Sundays round is scheduled to be held at Mayfield at the normal tee off time of 10am.

Allenton Bowling Club Another good weekend for Allenton and with the big gunns on board we clocked up two more sub centre titles out of our 4 entries in the champion of champion singles. Bruce White was unlucky not to win the senior mens title as he was in control for most of the match. Holding a 17-14 lead the tide just turned and some steady bowls from Craig Carter saw him take out the match 21-17. Both players displayed superb bowls and we were treated to a variety of shot winners, congratulations go to Methven. The senior ladies went our way with Sandra Keith defeating Linda Boyd (Rakaia) 21-17. Linda put up a good fight and had the score leveled at 15 all but then dropped a four allowing Sandra to take control and win the match. Well done Ladies. Congratulations to Dawn Bruce who defeated Ollie Collins (Ashburton) 21-18 in the Ladies Juniors. Dawn got off to a slow start and was 7 nil down before she scored a couple and clawed her way back to take control. Great bowls from both Ladies. Congratulations to MSA taking out the mens colts and Ashburton for the Junior Men. Sunday the Greenkeepers Tournament had two Allenton teams in the play-off for the big dollars. Congratulations Bob Harrison, John Bennett and Richard Smitheram for convincingly defeating Graeme Bishop, Jill May and Dawn Bruce. A deserved win with the disadvantage of switching greens for the play off. A very generous and well run tournament. Murray Smallridge and Mike Lawson are leading the aggregate for the Tuesday evening pairs on 8 points with Dawn Bruce and Robb Coyle hot on their heels with 7 points. Results from Tuesday 29th:- 1st Wendy Watson & Janet Kingsbury 3 wins 15 ends 35 points. 2nd Lynne Curd & Noeline Woods 3 wins 15 ends 30 points. 3rd Murray Smallridge & Mike Lawson 3 wins 14 ends 30 points. 4th Rob Coyle & Dawn Bruce 2 wins 1 draw 12 ends 26 points. Results progressive pairs saturday 2nd Feb:- (Leads) 1st Lester Tarbotton 3 wins. 2nd Maureen Knox 2 wins 1 draw. (Skips) 1st Alan Leis 3 wins. 2nd George Drever 2 wins 1 draw. Good luck to everyone playing in the sub centre fours champion of champions this weekend. Huge Congratulations to Mathew Bassett who won the regional “Kittyhawk Under 20’s” with 8 wins and 7 sets and will now go on to play the Nationals. Well done from us all Mathew.

Ashburton Scottish Society Our big news is the Burns function. This will be held Sunday February 10 at the Seniors Centre. Tickets are selling fast at $10 a head, please ring Una on 3083077 or Lesley 3086856. Please be seated by 6pm. An excellent programme has been planned and a traditional Burns meal will be served. We will look forward to seeing you there to share this special dinner in memory of our beloved Robbie Burns.

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Tom Latham lost his way in the national limited-overs team late last year, but yesterday set about showing it may not be long before he’s back. The Canterbury lefthander’s spanking 64 off 38 balls carried the New Zealand XI to a thrilling last-ball victory over England at sun-baked Cobham Oval yesterday. The three-wicket win, secured by seamer Matt Henry putting Jade Dernbach’s final delivery over mid off to the fence when the scores were tied, meant the mini-series was squared 1-all. The result also nicely sets up the T20 series, starting at Eden Park on Saturday. Captain Andrew Ellis had his words of 24 hours earlier – along the lines of asking his players to back themselves and be bolder – ring true. England, sent in, made 170 for five. The hosts had the chase in hand for most of the reply. They held their nerve through a late stumble – three wickets toppling in seven balls – to get the job done, albeit with nothing to spare. “Any win against an international team, there’s a lot of satisfaction involved,” Ellis said last night. “It’s more the fact that we asked a bit of the guys, to step up and show a bit more intensity and we got that and some more. “It bodes well for the strength of character of some of these lads.” Latham was the perfect example of what these two games in Whangarei were all about for the New Zealand team, a chance to consider national contenders for the future. Latham got a taste of interna-

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Dad, daughter team defend title By Myles Hume Father-daughter combination Peter and Ashleigh Leonard defended their mixed doubles Gala Cup title yesterday. With only three teams entered in the A grade section and two in the reserve grade, competition was light.

However, that did not deter from the quality of play in both grades, most notably in the A grade final between doubles partners Rhys Cromie and Jess McCloy and the defending champions. The two top-seeded teams battled it out which eventually saw the Leonards grab their second consecutive title in a 7-5 6-1 victory. It was not all plain sailing

for the defending champs, who had to fight for the first set which involved some heavy hitting from Peter Leonard and Cromie. With the first set under their belt, the Leonards took that confidence into the second set where they cruised to victory, only dropping one game. The mixed doubles crown has capped off a stellar season for

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Ashleigh Leonard, who took out the singles title late last year. In the A reserve grade it was a two-horse race. Brother-sister combination Connor and Christal Brosnahan were too strong for Milly Young and Nic Jansen, winning 6-3 6-2. Their net play was superior as the pair combined to reclaim the title they won last year.

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tional cricket last summer, but stumbled in Sri Lanka in early November. By his own admission he hasn’t had a good season, but showed his talents yesterday. His sweeping of the spinners in particular was highly effective – reasoning with infallible logic that it was going well early so he’d persevere with it – although getting out in the penultimate over wasn’t part of the plan. “It was my responsibility to see it through with only nine runs to get. It was very disappointing to get out. “I feel I’m starting to time the ball better and my movements were getting me into the right place.” Openers Anton Devcich and Hamish Rutherford got the innings off to the required smart start; then Latham made sure it wasn’t to be a wasted opportunity. England will feel they’ve got good value out of the Whangarei stop. They know Eion Morgan and Jos Buttler are in strong form, the pair racking up quick fifties yesterday, after 48 and 57 not out respectively in Tuesday’s win. Their bowling was a mixed bag, and captain Stuart Broad is clearly a key figure. His impressive three for 24 yesterday backed up a hattrick on Tuesday. “Having Broady back (after missing the recent T20 and ODI series’ in India) and dusting off a few cobwebs, setting fields and thinking T20 has done him a lot of good going into Auckland,” opener Michael Lumb, also in the runs on both days, said. “Getting back into the hustle and bustle of T20 does take a bit of time. I think it was very productive,” he added of the Whangarei leg of the tour. - APNZ

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TODAY

TODAY

Fine apart from areas of morning and evening cloud. Northeasterlies developing in the afternoon.

Fine. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: Light.

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TODAY: Morning and evening cloud. Northeast developing.

SATURDAY: Fine with light winds.

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FZL: Above 3000m

Fine, apart from morning and evening coastal cloud. Light winds inland, northeasterlies about the coast.

Fine. Wind at 1000m: NW developing. Wind at 2000m: NW developing.

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SATURDAY

Fine, apart from morning and evening coastal cloud. Light winds inland, northeasterlies about the coast.

Fine. Northwesterlies.

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Fine with high cloud. Gusty northwesterlies developing.

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Rain about the Divide, with scattered falls elsewhere, turning to showers later. Strong northwesterlies turn southwest.

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Bad fishing Rise 5:10 am Set 7:41 pm

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