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College names head boy, girl for 2013 By Myles Hume Ashburton College – meet your head boy Kane Olsen and head girl Finau Fakapelea for 2013. The pair were crowned leaders of the school for next year at the Ashburton College Year 12 Prizegiving after teachers and pupils voted them as the best canLEFT: Finau Fakapelea and Kane Olsen, both 17, were crowned as Ashburton College’s head boy and girl for 2013 last night. photo tetsuro mitomo 061112-tm-287

didates to take over. Kane, a keen sportsman with aspirations to join the airforce, said it was completely unexpected. While Finau, a bubbly leader with dreams of a career in the media, stumbled into the position after only intending on taking a minor leadership role. “I wasn’t sure at all if I was going to get it, to be honest it was a pleasant surprise,” Kane, 17, said. “At first I just wanted to be recognised as a leader but then I started having people telling me I could be a good head boy.” Finau, 17, said in her candidates

speech last week that she was told she “was not good enough” but she defied those people last night. “I was looking to go for house captain but a couple of teachers suggested it would be a good idea so I went for it,” she said. Finau also made promises to her fellow pupils about a bright 2013 – and she still stands by those. “I’m going to be the best I can be, that’s what I promised them and I know there’s a lot of responsibility but I’m up for it, I’m ready.” The pair did not know each other too well, only exchanging

phone numbers last night. But they both acknowledged they were going to get to know each other quickly and they had plans for 2013 to add to what this year’s leaders George McDonald and Sam McLay have created. “I just want to help with a lot of self confidence in other pupils,” Finau said. “I also want to help in lifestyles, I want to see home life improve because when home life is good then school life is too.” Kane had not thought about the future too much, saying he was not yet used to the idea of being

the head boy at college, but he was sure about what it would do for him. “The stress will come along with the job and I have got a lot to learn but it will bring along good life skills,” he said. Ryan Strijibs and Hannah Waters, both 17, were the unlucky candidates but Ashburton College principal Grant McMillan had a message for them. “I strongly encourage you to look to other roles in the college where you can provide leadership and help make our college an even better place,” he said.

‘Don’t panic over nitrates’ By Sam Morton A top doctor is urging pregnant women not to panic about high nitrate levels in Mid Canterbury water – despite earlier highlighting the potentially fatal health risks. Canterbury medical officer of health Alistair Humphrey has previously warned rural Ashburton residents of the serious dangers associated with some drinking water supplies, but said his comments were simply to raise awareness – not instill fear in the community. Dr Humphrey said more action needed to be taken to protect the water quality in the district and pointed out high nitrate levels in some private and small water supplies was posing a risk to newborn babies. In the worst situation,the high levels of nitrate could generate the fatal disease methemoglobinemia, otherwise known as blue-baby syndrome – affecting newborns up to three months – but only one suspected case had been reported in New Zealand. “The important thing to emphasise is the town water supply is unaffected. Methemoglobinemia or blue baby syndrome is very rare, very rare indeed. “However, what we are experiencing is a slow, increasing, but seemingly unstoppable rise in nitrate in some of our rural water supplies as farming intensifies over the years,” Dr Humphrey said. “We’re looking at a juggernaut that is very difficult to turn around, but we need to stick together as a community and start making some serious changes to address this issue over many decades.”

Alistair Humphrey His comments triggered a social media frenzy yesterday, with Ashburton mothers and expectant mothers posting questions and clarifications - suggesting a serious feeling of panic among the rural communities. Residents commented on the quality of their water and some said they were concerned their water supply had been affected - since hearing of the issue. “Yeah, our water has gone bubbly and cloudy. Only in the last month maybe, was never like this before,” one comment read. “People are saying town water isn’t affected but we have noticed our water has been cloudy and bubbly, and if you use the back door tap, it’s all milky. So I’m sure it has been affected,” said another post. However, ECan’s team leader in groundwater quality Carl Hanson, who regularly samples the water quality, said the nitrate levels had been high for many years and there was no need for alarm. Mr Hanson and his team tested the wells throughout the Canterbury

Plains once a year, sometimes quarterly, and have annually recorded high nitrate levels in some shallow wells in the Ashburton area. “We’re talking about a very small portion of the community, but a very vulnerable portion too,” he said. “There should be no need to panic, this is not a new thing – nitrate levels in some water supplies have been high for a long, long time and we are continuing to sample them regularly.” Mr Hanson identified the Tinwald area as a high risk zone, but insisted the major town water supply was safe and posed no health risks. “The level of nitrate is a bit of a hit and miss thing really, depending on each well and each season. “Plants need nitrate to grow and from a farmers’ point of view, if there is more nitrate in the soil then they can grow more plants. “But, to address this issue, it is about finding the balance and that’s what we are encouraging farmers to do – which to their credit they have been doing well,” Mr Hanson said. Dr Humphrey said any residents who remained unsure about their water supply should use bottled water to make their baby formula and arrange to get their water checked as soon as possible. “Breastfeeding is the best feeding, as we always say – but if someone out in the country using a water supply other than the town supply, is unsure – then we are encouraging them to use bottled water and not take any chances. “This is an issue that will take decades to fix and we are aiming to get nitrate levels back below the required mark by 2040 – this won’t happen overnight though,” he said.

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To celebrate the Melbourne Cup (from left) Christine Hay and ‘best dressed’ winner Robyn Green gathered with 80 others at Lee-Anne Stewart’s (right) home.

Ashburton holds its own cup meet By Myles Hume It had the food, the fashion and even the people of Flemington, the only thing that was missing was the horses at an Ashburton meet yesterday. Norm and Lee-Anne Stewart’s home was transformed into a lifelike track meet where bets and

beers were the centre-point of the 80-strong gathering to watch Green Moon win the $7.8 million race. There were even a number of local links to the famous race as people like former Ashburton jockey Ricky Donnelly, who has rode in a lead up race to the cup years ago, and Flint Hill who went to Melbourne on the first Tuesday in November 1953.

But sitting in the corner was the real link to the southern hemisphere’s biggest horse race where the racing strip of 2001 Melbourne Cup winner Ethereal was on display thanks to local trainer Jan Hay. The lush lawns of Flemington have always been a head turner, and it is fair to say Mr Stewart had his garden in prime condition for

his visitors. But it did not go all his way, as his faith in jockey James McDonald fell short as the Kiwi came in second. At the end of the race the Guardian was asked to judge the “best dressed” competition, taken out by Robyn Green who wore a black fascinator with a white patterned dress. Outsiders’ cup, P15

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ANNOUNCEMENTS DEATHS EWING, Stuart Mathieson –

On November 6, 2012. Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Ashburton Hospital. Two months short of 90 years. Treasured husband of Audrey. Dearly loved and respected Dad and cherished Pa of Jenny and Ross Dungey, Anna and Mike, and Jasmine; Geoff and Debbie, Jacob, Joshua, Dalton, and Harry; Steve and Carrie, Lucy, and Mitch; Murray and Denise, Amy, Stuart, Antony, and Rose; Cheryl and Sam Brunke, Jina, Ellen, Alica, Joel, Grace, and Steve. Messages to the Ewing Family, C/- P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Donations to The Gideons International would be much appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Stuart’s life will be held at Our Chapel, Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on FRIDAY. November 9, commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by private cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton HALL, Michael Francis – Tragically on November 6, 2012, aged 21 years. Dearly loved son and best mate of Alastair Hall (Geraldine), and son of Susan (Haast), Loved father of William and Aaliyah, loved brother of Lisa and Brad, Melanie, and Courtney, and uncle to Michaela, loved grandson of Frank and the late Betty Hall. Funeral details to follow. Geraldine Funeral Services FDANZ PINKERTON, Wallace John (Wally) On November 6, 2012. Peacefully at Ashburton Hospital. Much loved husband of the late Bonnie. Loved father of the late Sharon, Michael and Olma, Gavin, and the late Leonie. Sorely missed by Mollie the cat. Messages to The Pinkerton Family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service for Wally will be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Park Street, Ashburton on SATURDAY November 10, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by private cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton SAMPSON, Isabel Elizabeth – On November 5, 2012. At Rosebank Hospital Ashburton. Dearly loved wife of the late Ted. Mother and mother in law of Ron and Vicky, Alison and the late Ian Kermode, and Merv. Loved grandmother of Rebecca and Craig and great grandmother of four. A special thank you to Dr Ritchie and the staff at Rosebank. Messages to Sampson Family, P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Funeral details to follow. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to: deathnotices@theguardian.co.nz

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS BEGBIE, Alexander James – Sandy's family wish to express our sincere appreciation to all of the friends who visited, wrote and called to share stories with Sandy, to express condolences and provided much appreciated food, cards and support. Thank you also for the many contributions to Rakaia Search and Rescue and Canterbury - Westland Cancer Society, also attendance at the service, which was a true celebration of a life well lived. Please accept this as a personal thank you from all of his family.

IN MEMORIAM ROULSTON, Nicholas John (Nick) – Today recalls the memory Of a loved one gone to rest, And those who think of him today Are those who love him best. The flowers we lay upon his grave May wither and decay, But the love for him who lies beneath Will never fade away. Two years ago today, Love and miss you, forever and always, love Mum, Dad and Renee. xxx ROULSTON, Nick – Deep in our hearts a memory is kept, of the Nick we all loved and will never forget. Sadly missed. Julie and Peter, Ang and Greg.

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Ex-miner welcomes inquiry rulings By Sam Morton A former miner from Ashburton has welcomed the Royal Commission’s findings into the Pike River mining tragedy and hopes the report will lift standards throughout the industry. Gordon Sparks, of Hampstead, entered the mines in the small West Coast township of Denniston, as a school boy in the 1950s – and spent about six years working underground. His brother was an experienced miner, before retiring in the 1960s. In its report released on Monday, the Royal Commission found that the 29 men died as a result of massive failings from mine management and government agencies – including in health and safety

legislation and monitoring. Mr Sparks, who acknowledges he didn’t work in a gas mine such as that of Pike River, said he accepts the report and believes the blame lies with all parties involved. “The whole lot are to blame to be honest – what happened was incredibly tragic, but you can’t just point the finger at one person or one area. “At the end of the day they let their standards slip in favour of more profits. The more they produced the more money they would get and everyone knew that and knew the risks behind those decisions, I would have thought,” Mr Sparks said. Mr Sparks recalled his stint in the Denniston Mine and described the standards as nothing short of exceptional.

“The safety was outstanding, you learnt as you went and you would move through the ranks when you’re ready and not a second before ... nothing would be rushed. “We wouldn’t go underground unless we had specific permission and had to make sure the safety light was on. The moment that light went out, you would know not to enter the mine or to get the hell out. “Safety was always at the front of business and was a central focus back in those days,” he said. Mr Sparks pointed out many residents wanted to get into the mining industry in the “olden days”, because it paid “bloody well” and was the only thing to do in the small town. “I got underground when I was 16 and left the mines to move to

Dunedin when I was about 22. “I learnt a lot back in that short time and I always remember the money as a school boy - it was brilliant. “(But in saying that), we always knew the standards and we always followed procedure - safety or otherwise. It was the only thing you could do, we were watched closely and managed well,” he said. Overseas experts have travelled to Greymouth in the wake of the report to assess the feasibility of re-entering the mine and recovering the remains of the 29 men – a request the family has lobbied the Government for since the beginning. The experts will make the final decision and the families have agreed to accept the final word. The former Department of Labour

Minister Kate Wilkinson resigned from her portfolio immediately after the report was released yesterday. She has retained her other ministerial roles. How the company failed * Hired too few experienced miners to set standards.*An insurance risk survey in July 2010 identifying serious concerns about hydro-mining hazards was not seen by board. * Warnings about methane levels and poor ventilation ignored. * Decided ventilation shaft could be deemed second exit. * No safety assessment done when hydro-mining introduced. * Bonuses for targets allowed production to override safety concerns.

How the government failed * Pike, with no underground experience, was given a permit to mine with no scrutiny of its health and safety plans. * Department of Labour mining inspectorate was run down to two inspectors with no training or systems. * Physical inspections made but insufficient information. * DoL ordered improvement in ventilation system at Pike River but did nothing to enforce it. * Inspector did not shut down mine until second egress formed when higher risks of hydro-mining began in September 2010. * Relied on trust that Pike was complying with negotiated health and safety contract. - APNZ

Foster carer hero - ‘I’m just a normal parent’ By Erin Tasker If you ask Kelly Ottley, she’ll tell you she’s just your regular mum. But in reality she’s a mum with a difference. She’s been a mum to more kids than she can remember over the years. Kelly is a foster mum, and this week she was one of 10 foster parents from around New Zealand to be presented with a national excellence in fostering award at Government House as part of Fostercare Awareness Week. The three days away in Wellington was her first holiday with no children, in 20 years, but Kelly doesn’t see what she does as anything special. “I’m just a normal mum; I’m just a normal parent and I care, and that’s the biggest thing,” Kelly said. She already had two children of her own – then aged five and nine – and was living in Oamaru when she decided to take in foster children. She moved to Mid Canterbury four years ago and right now, she’s got a full house. Her home is home to her own two children, now aged 20 and 15, and four foster children – three teenagers and a five-yearold. It’s a busy household, but she loves it. “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Kelly said. The children she takes in to her home come from backgrounds best described as unsettled. Some of them have suffered some kind of abuse. It’s a big thing to take on and for the past few years, Kelly had been fostering as a single mum. She now has a partner and while Kelly’s ever changing family had come as a culture shock for a start, he was now used to it and a firm part of that family. All of the children who came through her door, were a part of her family, Kelly said. One in particular, who she had been fostering

Honours It’s one of the Ashburton District’s best kept secrets – who and how many have been nominated for this year’s community honours awards. The Ashburton District Council awards are held every two years. They seek to reward people who have made an outstanding contribution in the community. Mayor Angus McKay said he was pleased with both the number and calibre of the nominations. Winners will be announced on November 30.

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Awareness week Fostercare Awareness Week runs all this week and is an opportunity to acknowledge the extraordinary work of foster carers around the country. They’re people who open their hearts and homes to care for some of our most vulnerable children. Foster families come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common – a determination to do the best for the children and young people who need them. Child, Youth and Family works with around 4000 foster carers looking after more than 3800 children. For more information about becoming a Child, Youth and Family foster parent, contact Alex Sugrue at the Ashburton office.

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Ashburton foster carer Kelly Ottley has received a national excellence in fostering award – an achievement which was marked with a celebratory morning tea for all Ashburton caregivers yesterday at the Ashburton Child, Youth and Family office. for the past three years was even about to become an official part of the family through the Home for Life programme. But whether they’re there for two nights, two months, or two years, each of the children under Kelly’s roof was treated the same,

and lived by the same rules. Many of the foster children had not had boundaries and rules before. Kelly started her working life as a nanny, before having her own children. “Then I got into a position where I thought I can provide a home for

children that don’t have a good home,” she said. This year, she’s given up full-time work on the dairy farm to focus fully on her family. She said over the years she’d needed tremendous support from her own children, and her employer, to make her family

work. “I take my hat off to my kids. I couldn’t have done it without them,” she said. “And I couldn’t have done it on my own, without the help of CYFS.” According to Child, Youth and Family (CYFS) caregiver/social

worker Ashburton Alex Sugrue, New Zealand and Ashburton could do with more foster parents like Kelly. “If I had a kid that came into care today, I’d have maybe two available beds in Ashburton,” she said. According to CYFS, Kelly has a deep passion for working with children and is motivated by the potential she can see in all of them. Kelly doesn’t know how many children she’s fostered over the years, but she’s turning 40 soon and has invited them all to her birthday party. “I guess I’ll find out then,” she said. And it’s guaranteed she’ll know them all by name.

Water plan ‘up to community’ By Sue Newman Farmers have two choices – write their own rules around water limits or have someone else do the job for them. That was the message delivered to around 100 farmers in the Hinds water catchment area by Environment Canterbury commissioner David Cagyill at a meeting to begin the process of deciding water quality and quantity limits for the catchment. The challenge for communities across Canterbury was to write their own water management rules that met the objectives of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. This will dovetail with Environment Canterbury’s proposed regional land and water plan to provide a workable way to meet both economic and environmental needs in managing water use and quality. Achieving that outcome would inevitably be a challenge, but it was the only way people could achieve something that would work for their communities, Mr Caygill said. “Limits to quantity are not a new subject but quality limits are a different ball game. We’re talking about rules around what can be discharged from land into water and in Canterbury that’s principally nitrates.” The water strategy was an agreement for communities to work together to reach a set of targets and those targets were both economic and environmental, Mr Caygill said. “Drinking water standards are not new but they are an important part of the water strategy

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and with irrigation, it’s about making sure the opportunities in this province can be realised. We’re irrigating half of what we could and that’s a lot of value we’re not realising yet. “But we can’t extend our irrigated area without setting rules around the impact the changes on land use would have on the environment and the quality of water.” Like every community, the Hinds catchment had the option of throwing its hands up, saying the process was too hard and opting for the generic rules, but it did not have the option of saying it wanted to stick with the status quo of a raft of individual rules, he said. Water zone committee chair Matthew Hall made it very clear that the meeting was the start of a process that should ultimately result in a consensus recommendation to his committee. “Our community has a choice - to work together to achieve the goals or it can say, we’ve had a gutsfull, we’ll walk away and let someone else make the decisions on water for this district. “If we can’t decide, then someone else will do it for us.” If the community turned its back on accepting the challenge of setting its own limits on water quantity and quality, the rules enshrined in the regional land and water plan would apply by default, whether or not they suited the needs of the community. Community discussions will run from February to June with the final plan for the Hinds plains expected to be completed by October. by David Fletcher

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Dispute sparks search operation By Erin Tasker A man who walked off after an argument with a friend while fishing at Lake Heron on Sunday night sparked a search and rescue operation. But he was eventually found walking out of the area with his fishing rod slung over his shoulder

on Monday morning. The call-out was Methven Land Search and Rescue’s (SAR) sixth in 10 days, after months of no call-outs, but fortunately all six have had happy endings so far. The latest two call-outs came on Monday and it was the first time Methven Search and Rescue chairman Don Geddes could remember having two simultaneous call-outs

running. Monday’s first call-out came at about 9am and was to the Lake Heron area where a man had been gone all night, having left a fishing trip with a friend after the pair had an argument. Mr Geddes said police were alerted on Sunday night after his companion had become concerned, but found no trace of the man, so SAR volunteers were called in on

Monday morning. But before they could even get there a police officer travelling to the area found the man walking along the road with his fishing rod over his shoulder. It’s believed he spent the night in a hay-shed. At around the same time, Methven SAR was alerted to climbers overdue from the Mt Algidus area, where they had gone to

climb a peak. They’d failed to turn up on Sunday night as intended, but police investigations found that the two had teamed up with another two people and didn’t end up going into the area until Saturday. They were seen driving up the Wilberforce River in two vehicles on Saturday and the fact there

was four people, two vehicles and they had a personal locater beacon, indicated they were ok and had just possibly been held up by high river flows. So the operation was suspended. Mr Geddes said while it had been a busy time for the SAR volunteers, none of the six operations in the past 10 days had been longrunning.

Neverending battle to make ends meet It’s a raw spring day. The chill of snow is in the air and anyone with any sense is inside where a fire is roaring or a heat pump is quietly humming. But that’s not the case in every Ashburton home. Walk into Sam and Neil Wills home and the first thing you notice is the bone-aching cold. The fire is out. Sam is wearing a jacket and beanie. She’s cuddled up in a rug with two year old Azaria asleep on her lap. This is a home where income doesn’t meet need. Neil’s a truck driver and Sam’s a stay-at-home-mum. They have five children and most often Neil works 70 hour weeks. That’s hard on them both, hard on the kids who usually only see dad on Sundays but if that’s what it takes to keep food on the table and to pay the bills, that’s what has to be done, Sam said. “You do whatever you have to do but quite often ends don’t meet. When that happens you just have to suck it up and get on with it.” When Neil’s weekly pay comes in money is put aside for the four essentials – power, food, rent and phone; the rest of the money goes where it’s needed and most weeks there’s a shortfall. Throw an emergency in such as a doctor’s visit, an extra trip in the van, a load of wood and there’s a gap somewhere else. “It’s tough. We don’t go without but we don’t have luxuries like other people do. Our kids can’t just go through the pantry for something to eat between meals but they certainly don’t go hungry.” Sam says she tries to be as economical as possible when she shops. She buys specials and makes whatever she can from scratch. Dinner is always meat and vegetables but puddings are a luxury the family can’t afford. “There’s always plenty of whatever we do have.” Right now, what they don’t have is firewood. They’re relying on Neil picking up some unwanted pallets and breaking those up at the weekend – if he’s not working. The family tries to put money away each pay day for emergencies, but nine times out of 10 they can’t; the emergency has already happened and the bill’s waiting to be paid. The gap between what they can afford and what they need continues to grow. The family lives in Tinwald but their three school age children started school at Hampstead and wanted to stay. That means a twice daily drive for Sam across town. They’re

The Guardian’s series looking at living on a tight budget or a benefit continues today. During the six part series, reporter Sue Newman test drives life on the pension - $348 a week and talks to Ashburton people who know what it’s like to struggle every day to make ends meet. In a life where cash is tight there are no luxuries.

but wages don’t, Sam said. “Neil feels like he’s working endlessly, working for nothing really. He has no life outside work or home. He feels he’s on an endless treadmill, earning money just to keep food on the table.” They don’t have credit cards, nothing is bought on hire purchase, their children’s clothing comes from op shops or as hand-me-downs. Sam buys nothing for herself. It’s been five years since she had any clothing that wasn’t pre-owned. “The kids are great though, they’ve been brought up to accept what they have and not to worry about what everyone else has.” School holidays are tough. “All their friends are off doing things or they go away and mine just have to stay home. They find that hard.” Church features strongly in their lives and Sunday is the only day in the week when they are together as a family – the rest of the week Neil’s on the road, on the dollar earning treadmill. “Neil keeps saying, it will get better, we’ll come right. Our kids are our life; we try to give them as much as we can.” As soon as her youngest child Azaria turns three Sam plans to return to work, taking advantage of the 20 hours of free child care deal. She’s already looking at job options and planning for that day. It wouldn’t take a lot to make a difference in their lives, just a few more dollars a week. “You just get so over watching money. I just want enough to be comfortable, to be able to say, let’s buy more firewood, let’s replace our vehicle.”

• Robbery arrests Three men will appear in court today after a suburban Wellington dairy was held up at knifepoint yesterday. A man entered a dairy in Bay Road, Kilbirnie about 1pm, Detective Sergeant Corey Watts said. “The store assistant has been left very distraught after the incident,” he said. Police cordoned off the area and located the offender, who was charged with aggravated robbery. Two other men were charged with being accessories after the fact. - APNZ

• Committed to trial A Tauranga builder accused of murdering his wife has been committed to trial. Rex Prole, 64, is charged with the murder of 57-year-old Robyn Prole, whose body was found lying near the entrance to her home in Bell St, Judea on July 20. A post committal conference was held at Tauranga District Court yesterday and a date was set for his first appearance in the High Court at Rotorua. Mr Prole will appear for a trial call-over on December 13. -APNZ

Gloria Davis, widow of the Easy Rider skipper and director of the company that operated the vessel, has pleaded not guilty over its sinking, which claimed the lives of eight people. Maritime New Zealand laid five charges against Davis and five charges against her company in October. The case was due back in court in Invercargill yesterday but Maritime New Zealand said Davis pleaded not guilty at a hearing last week. -APNZ

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her only outings and they have to take into account any other errands. The toughest part of living on the breadline is that you don’t have options. Sam can’t go out, can’t go anywhere. She can’t afford to. Any spare money pays for their children to play sport. Her sanity is her computer, that helps fill in the hours between housework, cooking and being a full-time mum. It’s a situation many would find depressing but Sam’s philosophical. “I don’t let it get me down. There’s nothing I can do about it right now. There’s no point in feeling down about it, if I did, the kids would feel it through me, but I admit I quite often feel demotivated hanging around the house.” “We’d love to be able to go away somewhere as a family but it’s not possible. The kids would love to go to Dunedin to the chocolate factory but we can’t, we can’t afford the petrol and the van mightn’t make it.” That van’s her lifeline but she knows it’s on borrowed time. “If it goes kaput we’re sunk, we can’t afford a new one and we know this one’s on its last legs. That happened once and I ended up with $40 in taxi fares because the van broke down.” Some weeks they squeak by, others they don’t. “There have been times when we can’t do things like pay the power bill. We fall behind big time sometimes and then we’re always playing catchup. When it comes to doctor’s bills, they just rack it up and I pay it off as I can. The kids are pretty healthy but I’ve got one who’s allergic to nearly everything.” Petrol goes up, food prices go up

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he Royal Commission report into the Pike River disaster must have been hard to swallow for the families of the 29 miners who perished in the explosion two years ago. The hard-hitting report clearly identifies that all parties involved carried some blame, from the managers at Pike River, the Department of Labour for not enforcing its own rules and the miners for pushing the boundaries of safety. Mining disasters have happened in this country as long as men have gone underground to get coal from the pits. Sadly enough, few lessons seem to have been learned and in fact the safety systems have actually been eroded over the years. Ironically, many of the current cabinet were also part of the National Government in the late 1990s which encouraged the Department of Labour to downsize the numbers and abilities of the mining inspectors to assist the mining industry. Prime Minister John Key this week described it as a ‘low touch, high trust’ approach in which the inspectors would rarely visit a site and would rely on the company managers to comply with safety regulations. Part of the Pike River management is yet to go on trial for their role, but the Royal Commission did not mince its words when it concluded that the pursuit of profits had overridden any priorities around safety. The fact that workers had reported 21 cases of high methane levels over the 48 days before the explosion and

that the mine still persisted with introducing the risky hydro-drilling, reeks of stupidity, greed and arrogance. This is where the Ministry of Labour probably had its biggest shortcomings as the hydrodrilling was introduced without any safety assessment. Many families in the Greymouth community will also do some soul-searching as the report also blamed the miners and contractors for some careless behaviour. Like their managers, the miners were driven by their pursuit of attractive production bonuses that may have encouraged them to ignore certain safety warnings. Many in the community have since admitted that the risky working environment at Pike River was well known, but nobody seriously endeavoured to put a stop to it. The report also points out that Pike River did not hire enough experienced miners who may have been more aware of potential dangers than their younger colleagues and more confident to speak up. Other mining representatives have already commented that Pike River was an exception and that other companies treat their responsibilities much more seriously. Hopefully the Government will accept the numerous recommendations and make sure that modern mining standards are maintained and enforced by a beefed-up government agency. It may also be a trigger for the Government to investigate work practices in other sectors and assure New Zealand families that their loved ones will return safely from a day at work.

The number of errors made by the Ministry of Education’s Novopay system has leapt from 490 to 3227 in two weeks. During question time a fortnight ago, Associate Minister of Education Craig Foss said 100 teachers were either not paid or underpaid during the last pay cycle and 390 teachers were overpaid. Yesterday in question time that figure was raised to 3227. The figure includes a backlog of mistakes with the first two pay cycles including salary assessments for people joining payroll, changes of address or bank account, and extra allowances for bus controllers, management units, maternity leave and after-

Nanaia Mahuta is demanding compensation be paid school coaching. Mr Foss said all errors would be resolved by the end of the week.

By Paul Harper Local residents have helped police arrest two teenagers, following the “cowardly” robbery of a 98-year-old woman in Morrinsville on Monday. Sergeant Mark Toomey said the incident happened about 11am. “A 98-year-old had gone down to the local supermarket to buy some Christmas mince pies and was on her way home when two 16-year-old males began following her. “When she got to her home by the corner of Lear and Anderson Streets, she tucked her purse under her arm and went to check her mailbox. “As she bent over the offenders struck, grabbing her purse running down the road.” Mr Toomey said a number of

More than 100 students preparing for their final exams are being offered counselling after witnessing a young man fall to his death in the atrium of a six-storey building at the University of Auckland. The first and ground floors of the Business School’s Owen G Glenn Building in the central Auckland campus were filled with students studying during the final week of exams when the man, believed to be a student, fell from the sixth floor yesterday morning. Lab supervisor Jerren Naidoo said there were more than 20 students in the immediate vicinity when the incident happened about 11.30am. Grief counsellors were quickly at the building and computer labs closest to the scene on the ground floor were evacuated. “I’ve been here for five years and [something as shocking as this] has never happened,” Mr Naidoo said. People who were gathered at tables, in labs or at the cafe in the atrium were alerted by a scream followed by a loud noise, he said. Staff from a cafe on level one covered the man’s body with black tablecloths while a woman yelled for people to stop taking photos on their phones. Mr Naidoo said some staff and students were “pretty rattled” and had taken the rest of the day off. More than 100 students were on the ground floor sitting exams in sound-proof lecture theatres at the time of the incident. Mr Naidoo said while many people were at the building at the time, it was fortunate not to have happened during the busiest period. -APNZ

tion to what happened. “I think most people would be appalled at an attack on a 98-year-old woman and want to take action,” he said. “In this case that action is exactly what we ask for, the quick and accurate passing of information to police that allows us to take action. “It just goes to show that by working together we can make our communities safer places to live by showing this type of behaviour won’t be tolerated.” The incident follows a similar chase by residents in Hamilton’s Fairview Downs late last month. The Alderson Rd residents took to foot, phone and bicycle to help police hunt down a gang of burglars. Four males aged 15 to 18 were charged for burglary-related crimes. - APNZ

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Roads should NOT be developed through urban areas. Citizens are not opposed to a second bridge but not sited at the end of Chalmers Avenue where it’s at much too great a cost, both monetary and socially including safety and environmentally. It will do little to ease congestion on the Main Highway especially when there is other blatantly obvious options and a second bridge must be paid for by NZTA. Councillors must have the leadership to tell their CEO what the citizens really want and it is then his duty to carry out the councillors’ decisions. Listen to the citizens councillors. You are the bosses. It’s not too late to make the correct decision and abort the Chalmers Avenue/ East Tinwald option instead of barging on with the timetable of this ridiculous mandate with your eyes are ears closed.

Just because everything seems to have gone quiet around issues involving the second bridge it will be simmering within council and councillors should be considering what is best for the community and not to fulfill their own egos in the macho attitude most have demonstrated over this issue. It’s an NZTA problem and NZTA must pay for it. Not ratepayers. Of course NZTA will take the opportunity to support an option if there is a council stupid enough to front up with half the money generated from ratepayers. The 550 feedback forms are probably being assessed now by some organisation, again at ratepayers’ expense, who will probably come up with a result quite different to what the concerns and suggestions of the citizens really are.

Is the council going to be prepared to take the responsibility of accidents and any deaths after being warned by the public that this is an unsafe option! Interesting that the Allenton shopping centre has safety structures planned to be put in place to make it safer yet the Netherby shopping centre is going to get many more vehicles, including a greater number of trucks put

through if council gets its way. It appears that Netherby doesn’t matter and maybe considered second class. Come on councillors, when you sit later this month to review this bridge issue, behind closed doors again, let common sense prevail and remove this ridiculous Chalmers Avenue/East Tinwald option. A. W. Urquhart

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Education yesterday for extra hours staff have spent focused on sorting out errors. And principals at schools in Auckland and Wellington say they will refuse to take on any extra work from the ministry until the problems with Novopay have been resolved. Sacred Heart principal Lisl Prendergast said one of her staff members had been overpaid by $9000 and she knew of two schools that opted not to deal with the ministry. “There are two colleges I know of where people are very unhappy, and in order to protect the executive officer the principal has said simply ‘don’t deal with the ministry until it’s sorted - just get on with the rest of your job’.” Auckland Area Council principals’ reference group members

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Purse thieves pursued, caught people saw the woman in distress and came to her aid. “When they found out what had happened, that was it; one 48-year-old man pursued the offenders on his pushbike and apprehended one offender while others relayed descriptions and direction of travel to responding police via the 111 phone service.” Police arrived and arrested one boy, and found a second soon after, Mr Toomey said. “Though one offender made a full and frank confession the other is still being interviewed. We recovered the money taken from the lady but so far we have been unable to locate her purse.” Both accused are due to appear in the Morrinsville Youth Court on theft charges on Friday. Mr Toomey said police were pleased but not really surprised by the Morrinsville public’s reac-

Labour’s education spokeswoman Nanaia Mahuta called on the ministry or its payroll provider Talent2 to compensate schools for the time and money they had spent fixing payroll mistakes resulting from the Novopay system. Mrs Mahuta also called for teachers to be compensated for any penalties they incurred from not being paid. Mr Foss said the ministry had not decided on if it would compensate schools or teachers for the costs involved with mistakes on the Novopay system. “We’re focusing on making sure Novopay is implemented and operating correctly, as intended and as contracted to with Talent2.” Primary school principals started invoicing the Ministry of

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Home auctions trend catching on By Sue Newman Ashburton is catching on to a national trend that has seen a burgeoning interest in vendors putting their homes under the auctioneer’s hammer. While the swing towards auctions hit New Zealand cities last year, Ashburton has lagged behind in adopting the public sales method. But that’s all changing say two Ashburton real estate auctioneers. Rodger Letham’s been knocking down homes and farms for 15 years and said he’s noticed a steady upsurge in auctions around the district. The growth in auctions is partly about people seeing it as a good way of getting the best price for their home, however, from a buyer’s perspective the growth in interest of buying at auction was about the new confidence that came with legal changes around vendor bids. “Before you could take a bid off the wall or off a seagull flying past; now you must declare if you are taking a vendor bid. It’s made the process so much more open and

I find auctions a lot more enjoyable under the current law where nothing is hidden,” Mr Letham said. The change boosted buyer and seller confidence and that had sparked the resurgence in the auction process, he said. “Now we do all the negotiating in public with the vendor and everyone can see what’s going on.” By going to auction, the market would determine the market value of a property, but regardless of how the bidding went, the vendor did not have to sell, they determined the conditions and they remained in absolute control. An auctioneer could not sell a property without the final okay of the vendor, but if any sale done meant the deal was done on the day, Mr Letham said. “It’s all about cash, if it’s sold it’s sold, cash on the barrel head.” Jarrod Ross is one of the new wave of auctioneers coming into the industry and he says he’s completed more auctions this year than in any year since he got his ticket in 2008. Clearances were also

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Making newcomers feel welcome By Sam Morton Meeting new people, sharing a story or three and embracing a variety of global cultures. These are the driving factors behind a successful newcomers’ network in Ashburton co-ordinated by Daria Glesser – which operates under the Safer Ashburton umbrella. Mrs Glesser has been at the helm of the Mid Canterbury Newcomers’ Group for more than a year and has established a rolling database of members standing at more than 140. The group attempts to host an international evening once Photo Supplied 251012-Brazil001 a month, usually on the third Wednesday Samba style: Brazillian residents show how it’s done in their homeland at the recent Newcomers evening of each month. last week. The last two have been a Russian themed night and a Brazillian themed function incorporating traditional dancing and other South American rituals. “We want them to learn from each other and facilitate chatgroups. “Even though they all try to settle into the community, a lot of them still want to speak their own language. “This group helps with that and together we all help understand the Kiwi slang,” she said. Come along and take inspiration from local garden guru Alan Trott. Mrs Glesser said the majority of memThe ladies garden night is packed with great handy outdoor ideas bers tried to establish themselves in the and solutions. A fun and relaxing evening guaranteed. community, by securing employment and decent accommodation for their family. However, the database varies often as new members come and old members go. “Our goal is to help people new to the district to settle in – so we always invite people to come along and get involved,” Mrs n SPECIAL GUEST Glesser said. Mrs Glesser said Alan Trott there was a small (Author of “From Pasture to Paradise”) minority in the comThe story of Trotts Gardens. Book purchases munity who would prefer to stay isoand signings available on the night. lated and their decin Basket planting by April Breading sion was respected by n Brent Holley - Composting and worm farms all members of the group. n Stone carving displays Traditionally, n Alan King from Yates NZ Ltd - talk and demo on Pacific Islanders, pargarden care products including the new organic ticularly Samoans n DEMONSTRATIONS GALORE struggle to find peace range of fertilizers in the community. n Aaron Blackmore from Zealandia Horticulture n REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED “Of course there are getting the best out of your veggie and flower n SPOT PRIZES TO BE WON some who don’t want seedlings to branch out and (Prizes include a childs BBQ table and a n Learn how to stain outdoor furniture keep themselves to stained BBQ table). themselves and stay n Learn how to hang wallpaper very private with their n BEST DECORATED HAT n Garden nibbles - ‘from plant to plate’ - samples family. COMPETITION available for tasting “But there are defiWear your best decorated hat on the night nitely a lot of them that support each and be in to win a prize! other and that is Please phone 308 5119 or call into our what I really like customer service desk to register. about them. These cultures are imporPlease note bookings are essential so get in tant and very valuquick to avoid disappointment! able and that’s why we like to hold these Ashburton Mitre 10 Mega themed evenings once 81 West Street, a month,” she said. Ashburton The Newcomers’ Phone 03 308 5119 Group meets once a week.

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‘Careless’ use of gay ‘damaging’ By Hayden Donnell Veteran actor Ian McKellen has told John Key his “careless” use of the word “gay” as a criticism could damage lives. The Prime Minister is under fire for using the word “gay” to describe a red top, worn by The Farming Show presenter Jamie Mackay in an interview, on the same day Mr Key reportedly called footballer David Beckham “thick as batsh*t”. “You’re munted mate. You’re never going to make it. You’ve got that gay red top on,” he told Mackay. Sir Ian, who plays Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings series and upcoming The Hobbit trilogy, said Key’s language reflected badly on New Zealand.

In a blog posted yesterday, the openly gay actor said New Zealand had a proud history of leading the world on social issues. “Mr Key should watch his language,” he said. “I’m currently touring secondary schools in UK, attacking homophobia in the playground and discouraging kids from the careless use of ‘gay’ which might make their gay friends (and teachers) feel less about themselves. “So even as he supports the proposal to introduce same-gender marriages in New Zealand, I do hope John Key listens to his critics and appreciates their concern. Careless talk damages lives,” he said. On Monday Mr Key said he meant “weird” when he used the word

“gay” in the interview. He had picked up the term from his children and had no intention of sounding homophobic. Though he agreed it was an unfortunate use of words, he said: “a hell of a lot of people would use it, and the common use of it is in the Oxford dictionary”. Sir Ian said many words that can offend people are in the dictionary. He said New Zealand should value its history of leading the world on many social and policy issues. Key also courted controversy over reports he branded David Beckham “thick as batsh*t” while speaking to a group of students at Dunedin’s St Hilda’s Collegiate last Friday. He has refused to confirm or deny insulting the football superstar. - apnz

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Three years after winning the Australian Idol competition, Stan Walker is set to judge next season’s New Zealand X Factor television series. Walker, who has sold more than 80,000 albums in New Zealand, says he knows firsthand how lifechanging these singing competitions can be. He was working in a Queensland clothing store before being thrust into stardom in 2009 when he won Australian Idol. “I know how it feels to stand up in front of judges and how much courage it takes,” Walker said. Walker was born in Melbourne but was brought up in New Zealand and is of Ngati Ranginui (Tauranga) and Tuhoe descent.

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Stan Walker Walker is the first judge to be announced for the show, which will be aired in 2013 and hosted by Dominic Bowden. Dates for auditions, which are open to anyone aged over 14 and held across the country, will be announced this weekend. - AAP

Installation art will be among works on display at Aoraki Polytechnic’s arts faculty when an exhibition by three students opens today. Artist Fraser Chirnside was not giving away too much about what the work would involve, but said it would not be as controversial or confronting as some international installation art projects had been in recent times. Installation pieces are threedimensional works designed to transform the perception of a

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New Zealand’s wage inflation was paced by the construction sector in Canterbury as the rebuild of the country’s secondbiggest city continues to pick up pace. Private sector salary and ordinary time wages rose 0.5 per cent in the three months ended September 30, unchanged from the June quarter, according to Statistics New Zealand’s labour cost index. That was in line with economists’ expectations in a Reuters survey. Public sector wage inflation was 0.4 per cent in the quarter. The national pace was led by a 0.7 per cent increase in labour costs for Canterbury’s construction sector, which has started showing signs of gathering pace in recent months. Last month, contract labour firm AWF Group said demand for its services as the country’s biggest provider of temporary staff indicated the Canterbury recovery was gaining momen-

tum, with firms usually willing to take on casual staff before committing to permanent employees. Yesterday’s figures precede tomorrow’s household labour force survey, which is forecast to show a small fall in the unemployment rate to 6.7 per cent and a 0.3 per cent pick-up in jobs growth. New Zealand’s labour market has been slow to recover from the nation’s deepest recession in two decades, with employers more willing to take on part-time staff than stack their books with fulltimers. Last month, the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research’s quarterly survey of business opinion showed labour conditions softened in the quarter. Statistics New Zealand’s quarterly employment survey, also released yesterday, showed total filled jobs rose 0.3 per cent to a seasonally adjusted 1.715 million, pipping the 0.2 per cent growth expected by economists. That was bolstered by a pickup in part-time workers, with a

Haier reaches 81.12% ownership of Fisher and Paykel China’s Haier said it had reached 81.12 per cent ownership of Fisher and Paykel Appliances – still short of the 90 per cent required to trigger compulsory acquisition – and raising the possibility that the offer, which closed yesterday, may be extended. The most vociferous shareholding opponent of the issue, Tower, has already accepted, leaving small pockets of shareholders who have yet to sell their shares to Haier. Haier has increased its offer to $1.28 from an original offer of $1.20 and has taken great pains to stress that it would not increase the offer price further. “It they (Haier) don’t

get there, I would have thought that they would just extend,” said one fund manager. “Even the most vocal of shareholders appear to have accepted, so there does not appear to be any one large hold-out,” he said. If Haier fails to achieve 90 per cent ownership, it faces the prospect of having to leave the company as a listed entity, which can be expensive and difficult to administer. F&P Appliances, being an old company, will have shareholders spread far and wide, so tracking them all down will now be the main challenge facing Haier, the fund manager said.  – APNZ

0.1 per cent decline in fulltime equivalents to 1.35 million. Manufacturing FTEs shrank 4 per cent to an actual 165,600 while professional, scientific, technical, administrative and support services declined 4.7 per cent to 176,600. Manufacturing typically experiences a fall in FTEs in the September quarter. Local manufacturer Rakon, which makes components for smart phones and navigation devices, yesterday announced plans to lay-off up to 60 workers at its New Zealand facility and shift that work to its Chinese and Indian factories as it looks to cut costs and fatten its tight margins. Yesterday’s figures showed total paid hours shrank 0.3 per cent to a seasonally adjusted 51.8 million in the quarter, missing the 0.1 per cent increase predicted. Private sector wages climbed 1.4 per cent to $26.26 an hour, up from 0.2 per cent growth in the June quarter and ahead of the 1.1 per cent forecast.  – APNZ

Trans-Tasman merger gets thumbs up A potential tie-up between the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, its sister-body, will be put to members for consultation after winning unanimous support from both boards. The boards of the two bodies this week announced they will put their work to the NZICA’s and ICAA’s elected leaders for feedback as they seek to win support for a merger of the entities. The trans-Tasman industry groups have been working more closely since September 2010 as regulators push for greater harmonisation between New Zealand and Australia. The boards “believe there is a strong case for creating a new, single transTasman institute and have unanimously agreed to move to the next stage of the process being full consultation with our elected members,” they said in a statement on the NZICA website.  – APNZ

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Agustin Carstens (left) the Mexican central bank governor, and Mexico’s Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade pose for pictures at a meeting of Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Mexico City, yesterday.

G20 fears US sharp fiscal tightening Finance officials from the world’s largest economies yesterday called on countries to reject protectionism and currency manipulation despite a raft of economic problems that include the US deficit. Meeting in Mexico City one day before the US elections, the G20 finance ministers issued a statement saying the United States faces “a potential sharp fiscal tightening”. “The United States will carefully calibrate the pace of fiscal tightening to ensure that public finances are placed on a sustainable long-run path, while avoiding a sharp fiscal contraction in 2013,” the G20 said in a statement. Other delegates at the meeting expressed similar concerns. “Whoever is going to be elected or re-elected tomorrow (in the United States) will be faced with that challenge, and will have to tackle that issue upfront, very shortly,” said International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. “First and foremost the US leadership needs to address quickly the so-called fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling, those two risks ... are clearly factors of uncertainty, not only for the US economy but also for the global economy.” Agustin Carstens, the governor of Mexico’s central bank, said the G20 countries told the

United States how important the issue was for continuing the world economic recovery. While much of the attention at the two-day meeting focused on Europe’s continuing financial crisis, EU officials were focusing the heat on the US and other problems. “The risks have decreased dramatically in the European area,” said Olli Rehn, the EU’s financial and monetary affairs commissioner. “There is agreement that solving the Euro-area crisis won’t be enough for the world economy to have higher growth ... risks do also stem from the US fiscal cliff, the high level of commodity prices, and the slowdown in emerging economies.” Despite the challenges, the G20 statement said: “We are firmly committed to open trade and investment, expanding markets and resisting protectionism in all its forms.” In apparent reference to concerns that China or other countries might seek to combat a downturn in growth by manipulating currencies, the G20 officials wrote, “we reiterate our commitments to move more rapidly toward more market-determined exchange rate systems and exchange rate flexibility to reflect underlying fundamentals, avoid persistent exchange rate misalignments and refrain from competitive devaluation of currencies.”  – AP


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Final day of campaigning for Obama and Romney President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney stormed into the final day of campaigning before election day, once again visiting the toughest battleground states trying to fire up their supporters and defend their highly contrasting visions for the US. Nationwide polls show the two locked in one of the closest, and most expensive, presidential races in recent US history. The hard-fought race has laid bare one of the most polarised American electorates in decades choosing between two very different paths for the world’s most powerful country. Uncertainty over the outcome weighed on investors worldwide. Both candidates eagerly emphasised the stark choice yesterday, trying to convince their core supporters too much is at stake to stay home on election day. With few undecided voters left, getting their supporters to the polls was crucial for both sides. “This is not just a choice between two candidates or two parties. It is a choice between two visions,” Obama told nearly 20,000 people in Wisconsin. “Our choice tomorrow is going to lead to very different outcomes,” Romney said at a rally in Virginia. A majority of polls in the battleground states – especially in Ohio and other Midwestern states of Iowa and Wisconsin – show Obama with a slight advantage. That gives him an easier path to the 270 electoral votes needed for victory. No Republican has won the White House without carrying Ohio, and it was possible that Romney would make a last-minute visit to the state on Election Day. The industrial Midwestern state has picked the winner of the last 12 elections. Under the US system, the winner is not determined by the nationwide popular vote but in state-bystate contests, making nine “battleground” states that don’t consistently vote Republican nor Democratic extremely important in such a tight race. Winning a state gives Romney or Obama that state’s electoral votes, which are apportioned to states based on representation in Congress. This year’s tight race raises the possibility of a replay of the chaotic 2000 election, when Republican George W. Bush won the presidency with an electoral vote majority while Democrat Al Gore had a narrow lead in the nationwide popular vote.

Both Obama and Romney say this year’s winner will be determined by which of their campaigns can get the most supporters to the polls. “This is going to be a turnout election,” the president declared in an interview airing yesterday. Obama needs the support of blacks and Hispanics to counter Romney’s support among while men, but his campaign knows that the feeling of making history by electing America’s first black president that fired up the 2008 campaign has cooled. Rock legend Bruce Springsteen and rapper Jay-Z were joining Obama for Ohio events yesterday. “We have one job left,” and that’s getting people out to vote, Romney told a Florida crowd early yesterday. The crowd chanted, “One more day!” The cost of the presidential campaign has surged past $2 billion. Romney, who described himself as “severely conservative” during the Republican primary campaign, has shifted sharply in recent weeks to appeal to the political center and highlights what he says was his bipartisan record as governor of Democratic-leaning Massachusetts. He continues to insist that his experience as a businessman would help fix the still-weak US economy – a top issue with voters. Still, he did not shy away from highlighting his differences with Obama, saying the president’s proposal to raise taxes on the highest earners would discourage hiring at a time when unemployment remains stubbornly high. “The president thinks more government is the answer. More jobs in the answer America,” Romney said in Virginia. Obama has come back from a weak performance in his first of three debates with Romney last month and hammered at Romney’s shifting positions. “It’s not about just about policies. It’s also about trust,” the president said. “You know where I stand. You know what I believe. You know I tell the truth.” Obama argued that Romney proposals – no tax increase on the top earners and less regulation for Wall Street – amount to “top-down policies that crashed our economy” in the first place. The final national NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll, released on Monday, showed Obama with the support of 48 per cent of likely voters, with Romney receiving 47 per cent. The poll had a margin of error of 2.55 percentage points.  – AP

Shamans stage pro-Obama ritual in Peru A group of self-described Peruvian shamans are predicting the re-election of US President Barack Obama – and are trying to help it along. The 12 medicine men and women in traditional Andean dress gathered yesterday at the top of Lima’s San Cristobal hill, where they burned incense and rubbed a poster of Obama with flowers and the plant common rue, which is supposed to bring luck. Meanwhile, a poster of challenger Mitt Romney was assaulted with maracas and a sword as the shamans sang, whistled and danced in a circle for journalists, who came and went as the ceremony continued. The group has staged similar rituals for the press ahead of major sports events and Peruvian elections.  – AP

LEFT: Peruvian shamans bless President Barack Obama using a poster of him during a ritual to predict the winner of the US presidential election in Lima, Peru, yesterday.

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Car bomb kills 50 Syria fighters A Syrian rebel car bomb has killed 50 pro-regime fighters as air strikes pounded rebel positions and the opposition held talks. The suicide car bomb attack on a military post in the central province of Hama struck yesterday, killing at least 50 government troops and loyalist militiamen, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The attack was one of the deadliest on pro-regime forces since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule in March last year.

State television and the Britainbased Observatory said a car bomb attack had also killed 11 people and wounded dozens in the west Damascus district of Mazzeh, home to many embassies and state security offices. Regime aircraft meanwhile continued to pound rebel-held positions around the country, with one air strike killing at least 20 rebel fighters in the town of Harem in the north-western province of Idlib, the Observatory said. The rebels have scored significant gains in recent weeks and

hold swathes of territory in the north, but have come under intense bombardment from the air as Assad’s regime seeks to reverse its losses. An air strike in the Idlib province town of Kafr Nabal killed 14 civilians, the Observatory said, with a video posted on the internet by activists showing rescuers carrying blood-soaked bodies amid burning cars and uprooted trees. “Bashar, even if you kill us all, we will stay determined to bring you down!” one man shouts in the video.

Fighting also erupted in southern districts of the capital on the edge of the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, the Observatory said, with Palestinian sources saying 31 people had died from shelling at the camp on Monday and yesterday. In second city Aleppo, fighting broke out at a roundabout at the north-western entrance to the city in Zahraa district and on the airport road to the south-east, the Observatory and residents said. The bloodshed added urgency to a meeting of the Syrian National

Council (SNC) in Qatar, where the United States is reportedly pressing for a new umbrella organisation to unite the fractured opposition. According to the reports, which emerged after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the SNC was not representative, longtime dissident Riad Seif is touted as the potential head of a new government-in-exile dubbed the Syrian National Initiative. Seif on Sunday denied planning to head such a government, while SNC chief Abdel Basset Sayda denounced what he called “efforts

to bypass the SNC”. Today, SNC members will debate a proposal put forward by Seif to create a new political body to represent the opposition, folding in the SNC and other anti-regime groups. The initiative will top the agenda of a broader meeting on Friday called by Qatar and the Arab League. On the diplomatic front, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused countries that support the Syrian rebels of encouraging them to fight rather than pressuring them to negotiate.  – AFP

bars in separate, but adjoining jail cells. The father said the family had already come under public censure because of their older daughter’s behaviour, but he did not detail what exactly he meant. Pakistani officials initially said the attack occurred because the girl supposedly had an affair with a boy. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, at least 943 women were killed in the name of honour last year. Only 20 of the women were reported to have been given medical care before they died, the report said. The real toll is believed to be higher because many of the crimes go unreported. “Throughout the year, women were callously killed in the name of honour when they went against family wishes in any way, or even on the basis of suspicion that they did so. Women were sometimes killed in the name of honour over property disputes and inheritance rights,” the report said.  – AP

Sheep cull condemned Farmers have branded a mass cull of sheep in Pakistan as “extremely distressing”, but say banning the live export trade would erode animal welfare standards worldwide. Graphic footage of about 21,000 Australian sheep being brutally slaughtered in Pakistan was aired on ABC’s Four Corner programme on Monday night. Officials there claimed the slaughter – which resulted in some sheep being buried alive – was necessary due to health concerns. Those claims have been vehemently denied by Australia’s live export industry and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). The revelations have prompted the Australian Greens to renew calls for Australia’s live export trade to be banned.

“The government has now admitted that this could happen in any of the countries where we export livestock from this country,” Greens senator Lee Rhiannon told ABC radio. The National Farmers Federation (NFF) labelled the cull of healthy sheep unprecedented, appalling and unnecessary. The live export industry had taken “decisive action” and voluntarily suspended exports of sheep to Pakistan and Bahrain as DAFF investigates the circumstances, the NFF said in a statement. But it said Australia was a world leader in animal treatment in exports, and banning the trade would see welfare standards “unquestionably decline”. NFF president Jock Laurie said nobody within the industry liked seeing livestock handled in an inhumane way.  – AAP

• Stars together Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have made their first joint TV appearances following the actress’s affair scandal. The Twilight co-stars – who split and then reunited after Kristen admitting cheating on Robert with director Rupert Sanders – appeared together in interviews to promote the final film in the vampire saga, Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Stewart opened up about the couple’s steamier scenes during a chat for MTV, saying they “really prepare” for them. “I feel like every scene in this movie culminates with a kiss,” said the 22-year-old in an interview streamed live on People.com. “We always really, really prepare. (We) execute our plan well.”  – AP

Daughter killed with acid for eyeing boy A Pakistani couple accused of killing their 15-year-old daughter by pouring acid on her carried out the attack because she sullied the family’s honour by looking at a boy, the couple said in an interview broadcast yesterday by the BBC. The girl’s death underlines the problem of so-called “honour killings” in Pakistan where women are often killed for marrying or having relationships not approved by their families or because they are perceived to have somehow dishonoured their family. The girl’s parents, Mohammad Zafar and his wife Zaheen, recounted the October 29 incident from jail. The father said the girl had turned to look at a boy who drove by on a motorcycle, and he told her it was wrong. “She said ‘I didn’t do it on purpose. I won’t look again’. By then I had already thrown the acid. It was her destiny to die this way,” the girl’s mother told the British broadcaster. Television footage of the couple showed them standing behind

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Volunteers from Wagner College football team help dispose of debris from homes yesterday in the New Dorp Beach neighbourhood devastated by Superstorm Sandy in the Staten Island borough of New York. Although many areas of the metropolitan area are beginning to return to normal, neighbourhoods of Staten Island’s southern shore remain without power as the clean-up continues.

New storm on horizon as US shivers A new storm was expected to hit the New York-New Jersey region still shivering and cleaning up after last week’s Superstorm Sandy, bringing the threat of 89km/h gusts and more beach erosion, flooding and rain by Thursday. Temperatures dipped toward freezing yesterday, and tens of thousands of people without power along the ravaged Atlantic coastline faced the growing certainly that they would have to find somewhere else to stay. Especially hard hit were the

thousands in public housing, who often have no place to go and barricade themselves in darkened apartments for the 12 hours of night. “Nights are the worst because you feel like you’re outside when you’re inside,” said Genice Josey, a Far Rockaway resident who sleeps under three blankets and wears long johns under her pajamas. “You shiver yourself to sleep.” As more than a million students joined the morning rush hour yesterday for the first time

since the storm, commuters continued to wait – and sometimes sleep – in their cars in long lines for gas. Other commuters packed the limited-service Long Island trains so tightly that some people couldn’t get on. “We’re a gallon away from turning into a Third World country,” New York commuter Scott Sire said yesterday. And with the US presidential election today, New York City’s mayor was asked if the city would be ready for it. “I have

absolutely no idea,” Michael Bloomberg said. The new storm worried the large swaths of the region that were returning to something resembling normal. “Prepare for more outages,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina. “Stay indoors. Stock up again.” Sandy left more than 100 people dead in 10 states. Half a million people in New York state remained without power, and more than 800,000 were without power in New Jersey a week after the storm. – AP

Authorities say a nun with a gambling addiction is accused of stealing $128,000 from two rural parishes where she worked. Sister Mary Anne Rapp’s lawyer, James Harrington, says she’ll plead not guilty.Rapp is a member of the Sisters of St Francis, based in Lewiston, north of Buffalo. Sister Edith Wyss, the order’s provincial minister, says Rapp was placed on leave from her parishes in February 2011 and agreed to seek treatment for a gambling problem. Wyss says Rapp is now in recovery. The thefts occurred in two parishes and were discovered during a church audit.  – AP

• Flashmob style South Korean pop sensation Psy caused a riot in Paris yesterday, drawing up to 20,000 people for a Gangnam Style flashmob held opposite the Eiffel Tower. Alerted on social media by the record label Universal Mercury, together with radio station NRJ, a massive crowd packed the Trocadero square to join the artist in a rendition of his much-imitated horse-riding dance. NRJ radio – which had put a video dance lesson online ahead of the lunchtime event – tweeted that at least 20,000 had taken part. Psy performed his hit with four dancers, before an overwhelmingly teenaged crowd, with the whole event over within 15 minutes.  – AFP

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ouscous is a coarsely ground pasta made from semolina, a type of wheat. It’s a staple of the North African Maghreb, and comes in instant and non-instant varieties. Like macaroni and spaghetti, couscous is made from semolina flour, but rather than mixing the semolina with a prescribed amount of water and/or egg into a dough, couscous is made by rubbing the semolina between moistened hands until the flour combines with just enough water to form hundreds of tiny grains. After the couscous grains are formed they are dried and steamed over a stew, usually made from lamb, in a special pot called a couscoussière. The couscous we buy today is of the instant variety that’s been steamed and then dried again before it is packaged. It needs only to be soaked in boiling water until it swells, a process that takes about 10 minutes. Couscous doesn’t have a lot of flavour on its own, but it works well as a base for vegetable or meat dishes. It also mixes beautifully into salads and can be flavoured with herbs like coriander, basil or mint, or even studded with fruit like raisins or apricots. And it’s fantastic with flavoursome dressings as it soaks these up and adopts the flavours as its own. Israeli couscous is a variation on the traditional couscous. It’s made of larger, smoother, spherical granules and has a slightly chewier texture than regular couscous.

Barbecued vegetables with couscous

• Place couscous into a medium bowl. • Add boiling vegetable stock and stir with a fork. • Keep lifting the couscous occasionally to prevent it sticking. • It only takes 2 to 3 minutes to become soft. • Stir through grilled vegetables.

Chicken and couscous salad

175g couscous 500ml chicken stock 125ml dry white wine 2t olive oil 1 lime, juiced 1 1/2 t ground cumin 1 clove garlic, crushed 500g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets – diced 1 green capsicum, chopped 1 red capsicum, chopped 1 yellow capsicum, chopped 4 spring onions, chopped 30g pitted black olives

• Prepare couscous according to package directions using chicken stock for liquid. • In a large frying pan combine the wine, oil, half the lime juice, 1t cumin and garlic. • Mix all together and add chicken. • Simmer over low heat until all liquid has evaporated and chicken juices run clear. • Remove chicken and put in a bowl with remaining lime juice and cumin. • Add capsicums, spring onion and couscous. • Garnish with black olives.

Asparagus and feta couscous salad

1 red capsicum 1 small eggplant 1 large red onion 1 zucchini 2T olive oil 100g frozen broad beans 1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes 2 T balsamic vinegar 1C couscous 250ml boiling vegetable stock

• Remove the seeds from the red capsicum, and chop into 2cm strips. • Cut the eggplant into rounds about 1cm thick and cut each round into 6 to 8 pieces. • Peel the onion, and chop into 8 wedges. • Trim the zucchini and cut into thick slices. • Brush vegetables with oil and grill turning occasionally to prevent burning. • Add to broad beans, chopped tomatoes and vinegar and simmer 5 mins.

2 cups couscous 2C vegetable stock 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 5cm pieces 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved 200g feta cheese, crumbled 60ml balsamic vinegar 40ml extra-virgin olive oil black pepper

• Cook couscous according to package instructions using stock. • Put aside and allow to cool slightly. • Meanwhile, place asparagus in a steamer over 5cm of boiling water, and cover. • Cook until tender but still firm, about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and cool.

• Toss the asparagus, tomatoes and feta with couscous. • Blend together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and black pepper and pour over couscous. Toss and serve.

Persian style pumpkin couscous

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• Preheat the oven to 200°C. • Peel the butternut pumpkin and cut in half lengthways. • Remove the seeds, and cut across into thick slices. • Cut each capsicum half into 12 pieces. • Put the pumpkin and capsicums in a roasting tray. • Add orange, bay leaves, cinnamon stick and garlic. • Drizzle over the olive oil. • Roast, turning once, for about 25 minutes or until browned and tender. • Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onion and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes. • Add the dates, sultanas, cinnamon, ginger and wine. • Cover and cook gently for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. • Stir in the couscous and chickpeas, then add the boiling water. • Cover and leave to stand for 5 minutes. • Add the parsley, mint and orange juice to the couscous. • Mix in and fluff up with a fork. • Spoon the couscous on to four plates and top with the roast vegetables.

• Serve warm or at room temperature.

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2 zucchini, quartered and cut into chunks 2 red capsicums, deseeded and cut into chunks 2 yellow capsicums, deseeded and cut into chunks 2 red onions, each cut into six wedges 2 T olive oil 500 g lamb cut in chunky strips 2 cups (250 g) couscous 2 T chopped fresh coriander 1 T chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 T chopped fresh mint 8 pitted black olives, sliced 6 spring onions, sliced on the diagonal

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rest for 10 minutes. • Stir all the roasted vegetables into the couscous. • Thinly slice the lamb and lay it on top of the couscous. • Shake the dressing and pour it over the salad. • Toss together, then serve warm.

Marinade: 1/4 cup (60 ml) lemon juice 1T olive oil 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1t ground cumin 1t ground coriander pinch of cayenne pepper

Tomato dressing: 100ml tomato juice 2T balsamic vinegar 1t chilli sauce, or to taste

• Preheat the oven to 200°C. • Put the zucchini, capsicums and red onions in a roasting tin. • Spoon over the olive oil and toss together to coat the vegetables. • Put the tin in the oven and roast for 30 minutes, turning the vegetables once. • Combine all the marinade ingredients in a shallow dish. • Add the lamb, turn to coat, then cover and set aside. • Put all the dressing ingredients in a screwtop jar, shake together and set aside. • Stir the vegetables once they have roasted for 30 minutes. • Arrange the lamb on top and pour over the marinade. • Return to the oven and continue roasting for a further 30 minutes until the lamb is cooked. • Put the couscous in a heatproof bowl and pour over enough boiling water to cover. • Set aside, covered, for about 5 minutes until the water is absorbed and the grains are tender. Fork in the herbs, olives and spring onions. • Transfer the lamb to a plate and allow to

Designer to the Queen talks shop Christchurch A&P Show ticket giveaway T

he Guardian has four family passes to give away to the Christchurch Show. Each pass entitles the holder to entry for a family of up to two adults and three school-age children on any one day of the show. Tickets must be handed in at the show gate. The Christchurch show opens on Wednesday (November 14) next week and closes late on

Comfort and practicality are the core requirements of the Queen’s wardrobe but several other criteria must be met when dressing the sovereign, a royal designer reveals in a new book. Fans are used to test how lightweight fabrics will move in a breeze, presumably to ensure the monarch’s modesty, and clothes must not crease as 86-year-old Elizabeth steps from a car to be met by swarms of photographers. Angela Kelly has been designing at Buckingham Palace for 18 years and in her book, Dressing The Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe, she reveals the precision planning behind each outfit. Ms Kelly is part of a team believed to total 12 who manage the Queen’s wardrobe. They include three dressmakers, a milliner, and four “dressers”. Ms Kelly sketches multiple designs for a piece of fabric and once approved by the Queen, a prototype is made using a mannequin fitting the monarch’s measurements. Ms Kelly says the sovereign taught her how to select fabrics. “I will squeeze and test the sample in my hands before smoothing it out once more,” she says. “If the material remains creased and crumpled, it will be of no use.” Colours are carefully selected to complement specific occasions and ensure the Queen can always be easily seen by admirers and photographers. Each outfit is matched with a hat and umbrella, which must also meet strict specifications and measurements. In rain, the Queen uses clear umbrellas so she can still be seen, but the brolly trim and hook handles must match her dress. “After 6pm, the Queen does not usually wear a hat but may wear a headpiece, and to the evening state banquets, a tiara,” Ms Kelly says. The designer reveals the Queen favours: 5cm heels for hard surfaces; three-quarter length, fitted sleeves; a plain white handkerchief with motif for daytime official duties; and zips so numerous dress changes do not wreak havoc with her majesty’s hair and make-up.  – AAP

YOUR

stars

ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) The Moon and Mars are very different energies but in your Solar Horoscope today they are complementing one another well. This can see you actionorientated but also sensitive to your environment. In fact, there is a lot about your stars today which can spur you on, and your natural penchant for spontaneous action may just pay off really well.

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GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) Continue to be very tuned in to what you say, what others say to you, and any agreements that are reached. Crossed wires are possible but then again there is fantastic potential for positive developments too. This can even be romantically, where a genuine piece of good fortune could put you face to face with someone special. Friends can also feature brightly.

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) Your attitude to work may be being tested in a few ways. Part of you might be itching for new experiences, or conversely the environment you work in may be changing due to new technology or alterations in the market place your employers exist within. This may be profoundly unsettling or it may throw up a sudden prospect of progress.

To enter our lucky draw for show day tickets, write Christchurch show, your name, address and phone number on the back of an envelope and drop into our Burnett Street office or post it to Box 77 Ashburton. Alternatively email to goodies@theguardian.co.nz with Christchurch show in the header field. All entries must reach the Guardian by 5pm on Friday.

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TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) Your ruler Venus forms a fantastic link to fortunate Jupiter right through to the end of this week. This could see you tempted to spend some money but the chances are whatever you invest in will have some kind of practical benefit too. Also continue to scratch beneath the surface around financial possibilities. A deal or benefit may not be obvious.

Friday afternoon.

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) The Moon remains with you today and this may see you coming in for some extra attention. Now, whether you consciously seek this out or not, if you like people gravitating towards you then clearly this will be gratifying. Even though two key planets in Mercury and Jupiter are retrograde, both forge great links with other planets which can help you shine.

Who do you talk to for the best marketing campaign to achieve your highest price?

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) This is a day when staying attuned and watchful towards the undercurrents, atmospheres and attitudes of those you encounter can be a good thing. Also abundance can head your way as Venus and Jupiter link. I don’t use this word lightly because your circumstances may not be easy, but something can be more bountiful than you think.

LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) You are likely to be giving out some very special vibes right now Libra. And even if modesty prevents you from acknowledging this or the feedback you are getting doesn’t seem THAT special, well, don’t be too quick to prejudge your prospects. Continue to be bright and bubbly and, most of all, engage with others, and see where this leads.

SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) This is one of those times and days when you can gain from taking a step back and thinking carefully about what certain elements of life mean to you. Just what is down to you because potentially this could be something deeply personal or even to do with an old relationship. Pleasingly, someone could surprise you with their kindness or generosity.

US

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) There is a strange irony to your ‘scope because the two planets which influence travel are both currently rewinding but forge great links to other influences, ones that can see you attracted to going further afield, learning new skills or higher education. You may need to take a leap of faith and just go for it and be philosophical about where this leads.

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CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) Things can still have a habit of coming out from the woodwork, such as revelations to do with your family or background history. You may also start to look at your own background in a different kind of way. You may surprise yourself too by having an aboutturn around some very personal issues. Generally, your thinking can be fluid about any sensitive area.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) On one hand the stars are asking you to be attuned to the more traditional ways that life works in, and on the other urging you to be daring and to embrace the avant garde. How do you balance this? Well, truthfully, perhaps with some difficulty, mainly because Mercury continues to rewind. Ensure what you say, commit to or email is well considered.

PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) You may be tempted to lavish expenditure on the place where you live but that urge may be so strong that you overdo it. If you are set to buy gifts today, this too is an area where only the best may do. All of this is fine if you have the funds to splash out, but even so it could end up feeling like you’ve eaten too many sweets.


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ASHBURTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 2012 PRIZE LIST

General awards Nicole Adams 12GM Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Sarah Aldridge 12RJ Level 2 Award Shaun Allan 12GL Level 2 Award Application and Effort Ross Allott 12GM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Jas Andrada 12OJ Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Matthew Arnold 12BM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Anita Badger 12RL Level 2 Award Application and Effort Campbell Bedward-Chapman 12GM Level 2 Award Application and Effort Jake Beeman 12OM Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Mikayla Begg12OJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Jordan Belpadrome 12RJ Level 2 Award Kate Benny12BK Level 2 Award Jess Bensdorp 12RJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Amy Blair12GK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Kelly Body12OM Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Alex Boote 12OJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Kieran Bradford12OJ Level 2 Award Joe Brown12GM Level 2 Award Kim Bulagnir12OJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Shantelle Burrows 12BM Level 2 Award Vale Bustos Silva 12RL Level 2 Award Riccardo Butler 12RL Level 2 Award Application and Effort Hannah Cairns12OM Level 2 Award Application and Effort Sharmyn Cantrick 12GK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Kirk Chettleburgh 12OM Level 2 Award Bradley Chisnall 12BM Level 2 Award Steph Connolly 12RL Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Matt Coote 12RL Level 2 Award Jade Crosson 12GM Level 2 Award Ellen Dakers 12GM Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Holly Dalzell12RL Level 2 Award Application and Effort Megan Davies12RJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Mitchell Dellow 12RM Level 2 Award Jack Dudley12OL Level 2 Award Ashleigh Durry 12RM Level 2 Award

Application and Effort Jayde Krog 12OJ Level 2 Award Isaac Langley 12OL Level 2 Award Tata Lisala12RJ Level 2 Award Melissa Lloyd 12BK Level 2 Award Application and Effort William Lowe 12OM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Danyelle Lusty 12GM Video Conferencing achievement award for Level 2 Psychology Level 2 Award Application and Effort Mark Mably 12BM Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Abbey Marshall 12OM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Luke Martin 12RJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Seru Matalomani 12OJ Level 2 Award Emma McCloy 12RJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Alex McEnaney 12GM Level 2 Merit Award Lucas McGee 12OJ Level 2 Award Hannah McLintock 12OL Level 2 Award Nooke Miimetua Temata 12RM Level 2 Award Application and Effort Sarah Moore 12GK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Carys Morgans 12OL Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Sammie Morris 12BK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Kaitlyn Nepe 12RJ Application and Effort Rebecca New 12GK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Paul Nittmann 12OJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Kane Olsen 12OM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Teo Popoviciu 12GK Level 2 Award Sammie Quinn 12GL Level 2 Award Application and Effort Nick Ralston 12OM Level 2 Award Application and Effort Citizenship award mentoring students in reading Daniel Rance 12BM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Carlyn Reed 12RJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Bronwyn Rielly 12BK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Lisa Robson 12BK Level 2 Award Alanna Rush 12BK Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Latafale Schuster 12RM Level 2 Award Savanna Sewell 12OM Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Josh Smith 12RL Level 2 Award Application and Effort Karl Snowball 12OL Level 2 Award Emerson Sooaemalelagi 12RM Citizenship award mentoring students in reading

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Year 12 Steven Twanley accepts the First XV trophy for Service and Contribution to the team, Citizenship Award for mentoring in reading, a Level 2 award and an award for application and effort. Application and Effort Nirvana Edgecombe 12RJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Naomi Farkas 12BK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Aleisha Fawcett 12OL Level 2 Award Application and Effort Mel Fechney 12GL Level 2 Award Application and Effort Laura Fergus 12GM Level 2 Award Amanda Fleming 12GK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Maisie Fleming 12GM Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Laura Forbes 12GK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Matthew Forbes 12BK Level 2 Award Edwin Forster 12RL Level 2 Award Emma Fryer 12RL Level 2 Award Application and Effort Phoebe Ganda 12OM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Bob George 12RM Level 2 Award Nic Green 12RM Level 2 Award Shannon Grenfell 12BM Level 2 Award Catalina Gutierrez Vargas 12GK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Scott Hamilton 12OJ Level 2 Award Cameron Havis 12GM Senior Prose winner in the Otago Daily Times Competition Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Tayla Hawke 12RM Level 2 Award Amy Henderson12OJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Josh Heney 12BM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Chris Hill12RL Citizenship award mentoring students in reading Lizzy Hill 12OL Level 2 Award Adam Hodge 12OM Level 2 Award Alisha Hopson 12RL Level 2 Award Application and Effort Emma Hurst 12OR Application and Effort Britney Johansen 12OJ Level 2 Award Bradley Johnson 12OJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Jesse Jones 12RL Level 2 Award Braden Kell 12GK Level 2 Award Livvie Kennedy 12GM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Becca Keoghan 12OL Level 2 Award Sara Kircher 12OM Level 2 Award

Shaun Stagg 12OM Level 2 Award Sandra Stebler 12RM Level 2 Award Application and Effort Chantal Steiner-Garner 12BM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Josh Stempa 12OL Level 2 Award Application and Effort Charlie Stewart Morrison 12RL Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Elliotte Strange 12BK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Jason Street 12OJ Level 2 Award Application and Effort Josh Symes 12RM Level 2 Award Time Taioalo 12GL Level 2 Award Manuel Taylor 12GL Application and Effort Toby Thomas 12BK Level 2 Award Mikayla Twamley 12RM Level 2 Award Dominika Van 12GM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort

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Despite a malfunction with his guitar halfway through his cover of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ song Snow, Daniel Rance was still able to continue with a new guitar with Ryan Strijibs on bass guitar at the Ashburton College year 12 Prizegiving last night. Josh van Mierlo 12RJ Level 2 Award Courtney Van-der-Eik 12OM Level 2 Award Application and Effort Josh Verberne 12GM Level 2 Award Lucy Waddell 12RJ Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Shawnee Waite 12BM Level 2 Award Gemma Ward 12BM Level 2 Award Lynda Wheeldon 12BK Level 2 Award Samuel Whiting 12OM Level 2 Merit Award Dean Williams 12BK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Kim Willis 12BK Level 2 Award Application and Effort George Wilson 12RM Level 2 Award Josh Worsfold 12BK Level 2 Award Application and Effort Clinton Wright 12OL Level 2 Award Hugh Wright 12OM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Will Wright 12GM Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort

Subject and special prizes Josh Aberhart 12BM Chemistry (Ashburton District Council Prize) – joint award Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Aidan Achten 12GM Materials Technology : Wood Level 2 Merit Award Rebecca Armstrong 12BM Graphics – joint award Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Brandi-Jean Baker 12GK Gateway Award for excellence in the workplace and application to Gateway study. Level 2 Award Cait Bassett 12GM Food Nutrition (Herbert Watts Cup and Mid Canterbury Federation of Country Women’s Institute Prize) Video Conferencing achievement award for Level 2 History Level 2 Award Application and Effort Kira Buhning 12OL Child Development Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Craig Butterick.12GL Grow Mid Canterbury Trophy for most consistent level of application in the Trades course Level 2 Award Application and Effort Brooke Clark 12BM Physical Education Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Georgia Clarke 12BK Ashburton College Cup for dedication and contribution to Girls Cricket Level 2 Award Application and Effort Logan Donald 12GM Mathematics (Ashburton District Council Prize) Economics Level 2 Excellence Award

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Year 12 pupil Vicki Squires was presented with the prestigious ANZ Bank Academic Achievement Award by ANZ’s Wendy Crossman last night.

Application and Effort Finau Fakapelea 12RJ Senior Speech Trophy Level 2 Award Application and Effort Melissa Gooseman 12OL Agriculture (BNZ Prize and Davidson Cup) Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Grace Goulter 12RM Drama Jenny Smith Trophy for Drama Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Laura Kell 12OM Classical Studies – joint award Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Nikita Kohunui 12GM Taonga named Rarakiroa for the top Year 12 Maori Student Journalism (Ashburton Guardian Cup) Level 2 Award Application and Effort Amelia Lane 12BM Tourism Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Carmen Leadley 12GL Work Skills Level 2 Award Application and Effort

Shalom Pulu 12BK Philishave Cup for 1st XV Player of the Year Ella Robertson 12BM Wilson Cup for Netball for the player displaying the most dedication, loyalty and contribution to the team Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Frances Smith 12RM Clayton Cup for Girls Cycling Level 2 Award Application and Effort Tom Soal 12GK Harmony Masonic Lodge and Trophy for the top student in the Trades Experience course. Materials Technology Metal Level 2 Award Application and Effort Vicki Squires 12GM New Zealand Law (Argyle,Welsh, Finnigan Prize) History Media Studies Classical Studies – joint award Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Ryan Strijbis 12OM Painting Graphics – joint award Level 2 Excellence Award Citizenship award mentoring students in reading

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Year 12 Will Wright is awarded with a Level 2 Merit award and an award for application and effort by teacher Andrea Pearce last night. Monica Leadley 12OL Accounting (NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants Prize) General Mathematics (Ashburton District Council Prize) Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Theo Lee 12BM Electronics – joint award Level 2 Award Alice Mareko 12BK Ashburton College Rugby Cup for dedication to Girls rugby Level 2 Award Zac Milne 12GK Music Music Performance Level 2 Award Application and Effort Emily Moore 12OM Photographic Art Technology- Digital Information Management Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Jack Meyrick 12BM Horticulture Level 2 Merit Award Tony Mui 12OL Electronics – joint award Level 2 Award Application and Effort Savanna Ornsby 12OM Biology (Ashburton District Council Prize) Physics (Ashburton District Council Prize) Chemistry (Ashburton District Council Prize) – joint award Unichem Ashburton prize for the top overall student enrolled in three sciences Level 2 Excellence Award Ashburton College Rugby award for contribution to Girls rugby Application and Effort Jessica Pelayo 12OJ Japanese (Five Star Beef Award) Video Conferencing achievement award for Level 2 Digital Technology Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Stephanie Porter 12BM German (German Embassy Prize) Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort Faliesha Pound 12RL Business Management Level 2 Excellence Award Application and Effort

Jackie Tait 12OM Sarah Tait 12GM John Tarry 12OM Erica Turnbull 12RL Katherine Turton 12BM Steven Twamley 12BM Connor Venmore 12GL Manon Vergnet 12BK Hannah Waters 12OM Chris Wilson 12GM

Application and Effort Paisley Trophy for contribution to Music Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Faith Trophy for contribution and sportsmanship in Girls Basketball Level 2 Award Application and Effort Kirsty Trophy for cheerful participation in Drama Level 2 Merit Award Citizenship award mentoring students in reading Application and Effort Technology Soft Materials: Fabrics Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort Firestone Fair Player of the Year Trophy Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort 1st XV Trophy for service and contribution to the team Citizenship award mentoring students in reading Level 2 Award Application and Effort Maori (Te Reo) Technology- Digital Information Practical Level 2 Merit Award Application and Effort English as a second language Level 2 Award Application and Effort English (Mary Bovett Prize and Murrow Cup) Geography (R B Ching Prize) Level 2 Excellence Award Citizenship award mentoring students in reading Application and Effort Technology Digital Progamming Level 2 Merit Award

ANZ Bank Academic Achievement Award Vicki Squires


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Guardian Classifieds the destination for...

Your next job • Your next house • Your next car • Your next event • Your next purchase • Your next sale To place an ad, call 307-7900 or classifieds@theguardian.co.nz ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL

108 Princes Street Three bedrooms Web ID AS455 $320 per week References required

Alana 0274-736-825 Michelle 027-77-66-497

TENDER C614 Sealed Road Rehabilitation, Rural And Urban, Ashburton District, 2012/13

Proposed Amendment To Ashburton District Speed Limits Bylaw 2005

Tenders are invited for the undertaking of Sealed Road Rehabilitation to three sections of rural roads in Ashburton District, and three sections of urban streets in Ashburton and Tinwald, totalling approximately 6.4km. The work involves minor drainage improvements, kerb and channel replacement, footpath construction, access upgrading, construction of an unbound granular overlay and application of a first coat chip seal.

Council is required to periodically review the Ashburton Speed Limits By Law 2005 and to set new speed restrictions accordingly. This review has resulted in the following proposed changes and amendments to the Ashburton District Speed Limits Bylaw 2005:

Tender documents are available from the Ashburton District Council, P O Box 94, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton - Phone (03) 307 7700, Fax (03) 308 1836. All inquiries should be directed to Tony MacPherson, Roading and Street Services Contracts Engineer. Tenders close with the Chief Executive, Ashburton District Council, P O Box 94, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton, at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 20th November 2012. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

FOR SALE

You may have heard through the grapevine about the “Plant This, Not This� intersection road safety campaign. This campaign is not designed to lead you down the garden path; it is aimed to encourage people to think about safety in their community, from the grass roots level. Don’t be a wallflower, join the bunch. Get your own “Plant This, Not This� sunflower seeds and see if you can beat the world record of 8.03M for the tallest sunflower! Pick up your seeds from Council reception or the public library!

HOUSE or cottage wanted in Winchmore Greenstreet area, for responsible, rural working couple. Phone 027-415-2643. WANTED a house to rent, 40yo male, no pets. Prefer rural, neg farm work/ milkings in lieu of rent. Phone 027-684-4759.

 

Closure Of Roads To Ordinary Vehicular Traffic

Visit Facebook.com/plant this not this or the road safety web page of the Ashburton District Council website for more details. R CHAPMAN Road Safety Coordinator

Roads to be closed: • RUTHERFORDS ROAD, from Lambies Road to Boyds Road, Ashburton Period of Closure: From 9.00 am until 6.30pm on Saturday 10 November 2012.

Annual Report On Dog Control Activity

EAST side, three bedroom warm family home for rent. Heat pump, secure yard, single garage. $300 per week. References required. Contact Box 779, c/- Ashburton Guardian, PO Box 77, Ashburton 7740.

As required by the Dog Control Act 1996, Ashburton District Council adopted a dog control activity report on 11 October 2012. The report contains information and statistics on Council’s dog control activity from July 2011 to June 2012. If you would like to view the report, go to www. ashburtondc. govt.nz or visit our Council Office at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. For a copy to be sent to you, please contact our Customer Services team on 307 7700. R WADE Regulatory Manager

During the period of closure the following provision will be made for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use the roads / streets. It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the roads for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure. J G ROLLINSON Manager Democracy & Community Services

REMEMBRANCE DAy FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS

Weed Spraying

World Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims

Council wishes to remind farmers and spraying contractors that use water from a stockwater race for spraying or sheep dipping activities, this is not permitted under Council Stockwater Bylaws. Please also note the following:-

Ashburton will be commemorating its third World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on the 19th of November. White crosses representing the people who have been killed and serious injured over the past year in the Ashburton District will be displayed in front of the Clock Tower on the Monday the 19th. There will also be a short ceremony to acknowledge the Remembrance Day at 9.30am by the clock Tower. This is open to everyone in the district to attend and people are welcome to say a few words at the ceremony. Contact Rachael Chapman, Road Safety Coordinator for more details.

5 Baring Square West, P O Box 94, Ashburton 7740 Ph 307 7700 Fax 308 1836 www.ashburtondc.govt.nz

• No residue from washdown near or beside a stockwater race is permitted to enter the stockwater race; • Only a “Glyphosateâ€? herbicide should be used when spraying banks of stockwater races for vegetation control; • Spraying main races and road crossings is carried out by Council contractors only, between the months of October – April Members of the public that witness the person filling of spray equipment from a stockwater race are urged to contact Council immediately.

for sale or hire, ex shipping: general and insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. – Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone 308-7772. FIREWOOD logs for sale. 22 ton loads delivered. Phone Alex 027-637-1134. FOR sale. Fisher & Paykel 3 wheel mobility scooter. Excellent condition. Owner has upgraded. $150. Ph 3084796. GET in early. Dry firewood $170 per load. Ph 027-4399322.

WANTED. Ranchshlider, any size. Phone Wayne 0274369-366.

Physiotherapist Former All Blacks Physio ACC provider

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Phone 307 7900

Ph 307-0560 306 Havelock St, Ashburton

Birthday Greetings

Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.

For all your cake decorating requirements.

Prego Hair Design

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Entrants Information Morning Tea

Phone now to ensure your appointment before Christmas

Ashford Village 415 East Street, Ashburton

GARAGE SALES

Thursday, November 8, 2012 10.00am in the staffroom

– natural plant based product – now operating out of Body’n’Beauty Worx on Thursdays. Call Chrissy on 303-5131, Smiles 2 Go.

Come and listen to what the school has to offer.

Phone 308 7707 HIRE

FUNCTION / party equipment available for hire. CLEAN out your garage, by Marquees, tables, chairs, advertising your garage sale glasses, cutlery, cooking heaters and in the Ashburton Guardian . equipment, more. See U-Hire Ashburton. – Phone 307-7900. 588 East Street. Open MonFri 7.30am - 5.30pm; Sat GRAZING 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday 8am - 12.30pm. Ph: 3088061, A/h: 308-7460, www.ashburtonuhire.co.nz.

LASER TEETH WHITENING

The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287

Mya Johnston Happy 8th Birthday, Mya, have a wonderful day! Lots of love from Mum, Dad and Kayne xxxx

Cameron Wilson Happy Birthday Cam, we hope you have a great day all our love Dear Emma, Dad, Mum and Alex

Zach Rowland

LIVESTOCK, PETS BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272-101-621 A/H 03-3227626.

The number Mid Canterbury is sold on! Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

MEETINGS, EVENTS Mid Canterbury Rugby Referees Association

A.G.M. Tuesday November 20, 2012 at 7.30pm Supporters clubrooms Ashburton Showgrounds.

Southern Rugby Club

A.G.M. Wednesday November 14 At 8.10pm Mayfield Clubrooms All welcome.

MEETINGS, EVENTS TINWALD GOLF CLUB INC.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday, November 20, 8pm at the Clubrooms. Minutes from the 2011 AGM Presidents Report Financial Report Election of Officers General Business Jacqui Beardsley Secretary

MOTORING 1988 NISSAN Safari 4x4, good mechanical order, good tyres. $4,600. Phone 302-8039.

Guardian Classifieds phone 307 7900

Zach Rowland

6th Birthday Zach.with my poor SorryHappy for being a numbty Lots of love Nana, Uncle Mark. spelling. Lyree, Grandma and Grandad.

Happy Birthday

from

Thanks Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

TODAY- WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7

Rachel Sim is back at

Linden Leaves at The China Shop, used by Rachel Hunter CALF grazing wanted for & she loves it! This is a pure 200 calves or numbers to New Zealand range. suit. Top money paid. Phone 027-240-2100. STEP into Smiths Footwear in the Arcade to view their latest range  of Ziera and Saimon footwear. BODY’N’BEAUTY Worx for Wilkie Brothers – A all your beauty treatments. handcrafted range of Now new to the salon, Laser pewterware that enhances Teeth Whitening. Phone any dining occasion. In store 307-7411. at The China Shop in The Arcade. ZIERA and Saimon new summer styles at Smiths Footwear in the Arcade. Step on in and see for yourself.

Contact: Paul Annear

DAILY DIARY

For further enquiries regarding spraying around stockwater races, please contact the Council offices on 307 7700 at any time.

MEETINGS, EVENTS



FOR SALE CONTAINERS

Injured/Need Help

Under the Tinwald heading couldZach. you Happy 6th Birthday please change theLove spelling from of Laghmor Road to LagmhorMum, RoadDad and Georgia.

NEW Asian, pretty, size 6, slim, busty, sexy body, nice massage. Phone 021-2153297, Patty.

2.4M FLAT bottom plywood dinghy oars and anchor. All new $600. Ph 03-381-1564.

SPECIALISED SERVICES

STOCKWATER – RACE nETWORK

ATTRACTIVE and busty. No texting. Phone Zoe 021-02339-259.

BOATS, ACCESSORIES

Enquiries phone 308 4533 or 308 5460

ROAD CLOSURES Pursuant to Paragraph 11 (e) of the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, notice is hereby given that for the purpose of allowing the Ashburton Car Club to hold a Gravel Sprint meeting the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic (with the exception of emergency vehicles) for the period indicated hereunder.

WANTED

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL

Sunday November 11, 2012 Please assemble at the Cenotaph Baring Square West at 10.45am

Deadline for public submissions is 4pm Thursday 22nd November 2012 Hearing for public submissions Friday 30th November 2012

DOg CONTROL

Phone Wayne 027 436 9366

Short Street Studio Sat, Mon, Wed 10am - 2pm

If you would like a copy sent out to you please phone the Council Offices on (03) 307 7700

RURAL TRADING POST

STANDiNg grASS AND LUCErNE

Ashburton Returned and Service Association Armistice Day Commemoration Service

WANTED

Full details of the proposed changes and submission forms will be available from: www.ashburtondc.govt.nz Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton Ashburton Public Library, Havelock Street, Ashburton Methven Heritage Centre, 160 Main Street, Methven

landscape supplies

On now until Dec 15.

All citizens of the Ashburton County are invited to attend

METHVEN From 100Kph to 70Kph Parts of Line Road and Dolma Street From 70Kph TO 50Kph Part of Forest Drive.

TINWALD From 100Kph TO 70Kph Parts of Hendersons Road, Tarbottons Road, Lagmhor Road/Frasers Road and Tinwald Westerfield Mayfield Road.

Better in Blue

Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon

ASHBURTON From 100Kph to 70Kph Carters Road and on parts of Farm Road and Racecourse Road.

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9.00am-4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 10.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Tasmanian doubles 10 - 12noon. Golf Croquet doubles 2-4pm. Waireka Croquet, the Domain, Philip Street. 10.00am - 7.00pm. ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Open, Baring Square East. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display in Heritage hanger RNZAF Aermacchi RAF Harrier GR3. Seafield Road. 10.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the Old Polytech Building. 254 Cameron Street. 10.45am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Seated exercises for those with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street. 11.00am. MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS CLUB. “Movie� The Sapphires, Regent Cinema, Wills Street. 11.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid week service and lunch. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 1.00pm. WAIREKA AND ALLENTON CROQUET CLUB. Reciprocal singles at both clubs. 7.30pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road. Allenton.

TOMORROW THURSDAY - November 8

9.00am-4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone WHEEL Alignments at great 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. prices. Maximise the life of 9.30am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Beginners, everyone welcome. your tyres with an alignment Give it a go. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street. from Neumanns Tyre Ser9.30am - 11.30am. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB vices Ltd, 197 Wills Street. DAY TIME SECTION. All welcome, rackets available for hire. – Phone 308-6737. Sports Hall, Tancred Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm. ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open, Phone RAFFLES 0273665475. Methodist Church hall, Baring Square East. 9.30am - 1.30pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around OP shop. Ashburton Baptist Church Hall, Cnr Havelock and Cass Streets. TRADES, SERVICES TRADES, SERVICES Tinwald Bowling 10.00am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURH. Fit Kidz, 48 Allens Road. Club 10.45am. M.S.A. TAI CHI EXERCISES. Qi-gong Tai Chi exercises ATS_Save the Children Sponsorship_76x100mm_1012.indd 1 11/10/12 3:22:25 PM for everyone. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street. 1.00pm. ASHBURTON PETANQUE CLUB. New members SUN CONTROL WINDOW 1st Gavin Eder welcome, we play in most weathers, near Ashburton Bowling TINTING, UV, heat, privacy 2nd Joan Moore 4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar club in the Domain, enter off West Street.

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protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, privacy and safety films for glass. FREE quotes 20 years local service. Bill Breukelaar - phone 0800-368-468. www.tintawindow.co.nz.

etc. Vehicles - Homes Commercial. Phone your only local applicator Craig Rogers 307-6347, member of Master Tinters NZ.

TILING. For guaranteed professional workmanship RURAL TRADING POST and all your tiling needs see Linton Muir at Skip 2 It. Tiling, 240 Burnett WANTED. Standing grass HOME handyman available. Street. Phone 308-0266, cell and lucerne. Phone Donald Minor repairs, painting etc. 027-222-5432. AH phone Ph 027-677-1952. 308-0131. 027- 279-8704.

1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display in Heritage Hangar, RNZAF Aermacchi RAF Harrier GR3. Seafield Road. 1.00pm - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON EMBROIDERERS GUILD. Stitch and chat. Senior Centre. Cameron St. 1.30pm. ASHBURTON RUBBER STAMPING CLUB. Workshop bring a small plate for afternoon tea. 108 Smithfield Road. 7.00pm. PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP. Meets 2nd Thursday of each month. Cancer Society rooms, Mona Square. 7.30pm - 9.30pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/Sequence dancing. Learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road.


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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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• Your next job • Your next house • Your next car • Your next event • Your next purchase •Your next sale

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Driver Position

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Laboratory Technicians Two Vacancies – One Full-time One Part-time

We are looking for an experienced driver to join our team. With a modern fleet of well maintained gear, good work hours and a friendly atmosphere, we provide an excellent work environment and the opportunity to progress.

CMP Canterbury Ltd is an exporter of lamb and beef with modern production facilities near Ashburton.

Job Description • Routine driving and maintenance of a truck and trailer unit • Some operation and maintenance of baling and forage harvesting equipment including: wrappers, tractors, loaders, round balers, square balers, rakes, tedders.

We require the services of two Laboratory Technicians to work at our LAS-approved laboratory in Seafield Road. Ideally, the applicants will have a microbiology background (NZCS/BSC degree or previous laboratory experience).

217 West Street 03 307 9176

READY TO GO!

Requirements • Positive and friendly attitude • Good communication skills • Ability to work in a team environment • Class 4 or 5 heavy vehicle drivers licence essential • Experience with baling and forage harvesting equipment or other heavy machinery an advantage

These positions include a rotational roster. The successful applicants will demonstrate the following: • • • •

ASHBURTON Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed REAA 2008

Ability to work as part of a team Enthusiastic and positive attitude Versatile and flexible Good communication skills.

We offer the following: Excellent remuneration. A varied, interesting and seasonally changing role. Training as required. Prospect of promotion within our business.

Enquiries to Sharon Connelly, phone (03) 302 7699.

This is a full time position commencing immediately.

Please email applications/enquiries to: todd@andrewjacksoncontracting.co.nz or phone 027 279 8926

If you want to make a difference in a growing company, please apply online at www.careers.anzcofoods.com No emailed or posted CVs will be accepted.

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Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

Inward Seed / Office Position Full-time

This position consists of: - Weighing in and taking bookings of all inward seed lines. - Collating client information and entering into computer. - Asurequality labels and seed sampling. - Track and trace of all seed lines. You must be able to demonstrate the following: - Friendly personality and excellent communication skills. - To cope under pressure. - To be well organized and to meet daily targets. - Ability to work with minimum supervision. - To be able to fit into our friendly team environment. A forklift license and seed sampling certificate would be an advantage although not necessary. If you are interested in joining our small dedicated team, please phone for an interview before November 19, 2012. Hamish Molloy

027493 2101 or 03 302 9345

No 12 RD Rakaia RACEHORSE trainer job wanted, Ashburton area. Phone Julie 021-185-2189.

Guardian Classifieds phone 307 7900

Want to sell your car? Call the Guardian on 307 7900 to see how

Guardian

Ashburton

Due to an increasing workload, we have the following full time permanent positions available.

We require an experienced livestock driver to drive a late model 2/4 deck stock unit in and around the South Island. Regular hours are available and overnight stays will be required from time to time. • • • •

Desme Daniels P O Box 77, Ashburton 7740 Somerset House - Burnett Street, Ashburton or email desme.d@theguardian.co.nz

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Coaching Applications

Our Bulk Division requires an operator for a modern bulk unit in our busy Bulk Division.

2 Mark Williams Mobile 027 442 2281 Office 03 308 8209 Home 03 308 6877 markw@propertybrokers.co.nz

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Applicants must have: • • • •

A Full Class 5 license Good communication skills Be honest and reliable Be able to work flexible hours.

TRAINEE DRIVER Ryal Bush Transport Ashburton are committed to give opportunity to young drivers wishing to get into the transport industry. Support and training is provided. To apply, applicants must have: • • • •

A minimum Full Class 2 license Good communication skills Be honest and reliable Be able to work flexible hours

We offer a stable work environment with a huge variety of work.

ABOUT THE APPLICANT Ashburton Eyecare is seeking a motivated individual with a high level of customer service to join our team. This is an amazing opportunity for a confident, hard working individual with • A passion for providing the highest professional customer service and aftercare • The ability to develop rapport and adopt good interpersonal skills when dealing with customers • Computer literacy • Good standard of personal presentation • Initiative, punctuality and reliability • The ability to work cohesively and productively within our team ABOUT THE JOB No experience in optics but have a passion for learning? Train and gain qualifications with us to become an optical assistant. This could be the beginning of an exciting career for you. The position is 40 hours per week and requires mastering a wide range of both clerical and clinical skills ABOUT THE APPLICATION If you have what it takes to add value to our team, please send your CV and cover letter outlining your skills and experience. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Optical Assistant C/- Tinneke Hurst Ashburton Eyecare 139 Walnut Ave Ashburton 7700 Closing date for applications is Monday, November 12, 2012

We will provide you with the training and support to offer your clients a superior professional service, to bring them the results they expect and more. The Ashburton Guardian offers an excellent remuneration package and is a great place to work. If you are an experienced sales professional with a proven history of leveraging the highest levels of client service to achieve your personal and professional goals, then you should apply in writing, with confidence, by 5pm, Friday, November 9, to:-

Situated only a short distance from town this brand new town house is a must to inspect.

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Full Time Optical Assistant

Ideal candidate will be bright, energetic, with an exceptional people orientated approach and a proven track record. A high level of personal integrity, drive and motivation to succeed is expected as is a commitment to providing the best possible outcome for the client.

The pathways, lawns and fencing are all complete and ready to be lived in and enjoyed.

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A Class 5 license Stock handling knowledge/experience Be honest and reliable Be able to work unsupervised.

Applications close Friday, November 9, 2012

This position will provide you with great opportunities to be innovative and creative in an exciting team environment. You will have the opportunity to work closely with business owners/managers to develop their own individual advertising strategy and will be responsible for advising, creating and implementing their advertising in Ashburton’s leading media.

The living area leads to a fully fenced private patio - great for outdoor living and BBQ area.

Offers over $318,000 VIEW Wednesday 7 Nov 5.00 - 6.00pm

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Ryal Bush Transport Ashburton Ltd P O Box 233 Ashburton 7740 Or phone Colin on 0274 319 524

We have vacancy for a professional advertising sales consultant to join our newspaper sales team.

This new development features two double bedrooms with good sized wardrobes and plenty of storage cupboards in the hallway. Open plan kitchen, living and dining areas. All of which are very sunny.

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If any of these positions sound like you, please apply in writing, including CV, to :

Media sales position available

All the work is done and ready for the new The home is fully insulated and double owners to move in and enjoy this great glazed and features a single garage with townhouse. internal access.

WELDER We require the services of a welder, primarily for the manufacture of wrought iron work. Hours of work negotiable. Part time considered. Please apply to:

Perkins Engineering 163 Walnut Avenue, Ashburton Phone 308-6671

Machine Operators/Drivers Rooney Earthmoving is one of New Zealand’s leading privately owned civil contractors specialising in earthworks and civil projects. The organisation employs over 215 staff and operates a significant fleet of heavy machinery in the central South Island. The company is currently appointing: • Experienced Scraper Operators. • Skilled Digger Operators who can cut batters and trim to levels. • Truck and Trailer Drivers with spreading and self-loading experience. • Loader and Screen Operator These are permanent positions based at the Ashburton Branch and reporting to the Area Manager. The positions are available immediately for a significant program of future construction work. Applicants need to apply to: The Area Manager, PO Box 403, Ashburton 7740 Phone: (03) 308 6011 email: Andrew.Ree@rooneygroup.co.nz

Mt Somers Springburn School Fixed Term Scale A teacher for 2013 school year, likely Y4-5 We need a teacher who builds positive relationships with people, who is responsive and reflective and who brings enthusiasm, energy and innovation to the job. You will work alongside collaborative, hard-working and enthusiastic professionals who enjoy a positive fun environment. Beginning teachers welcome to apply. Applications close 4pm, Friday 15 November 2012. Applications (including CV and covering letter) to The Principal, Mt Somers Springburn School, RD 1, Ashburton. For a job description visit www.mtss.school.nz

Staff sought to join our harvesting team based in Ashburton Vacancies Existing:

Truck Drivers Applicants need to hold current Class 5 Heavy Traffic Licenses. Forklift experience useful but not necessary. Genuine expressions of interest by phone to Andrew

Mobile 027 464 6495

Please note Change of Phone numbers For all your lawn mowning and gardening requirements. Phone 307-2840 Mobile: 021-063-9242.

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Ashburton Celtic Rugby Coaches Required for the 2013 season. For Senior, Senior B, U21, U18’s. Apply in writing: Stefan Brook 68 Allens Road Ashburton 7700 Applications close November 12, 2012. Enquiries Stefan Brook 307 1072

Prime South Canterbury Location 310 HECTARES (in 6 titles) 23 units of Downlands water. Immaculate homestead comprising 5 bedrooms with en suite, plus an office and gym, 2 wood burners. Farm cottage with three bedrooms. Good infrastructure including cattle yards, 2 wool sheds, a 3-stand and one 2-stand, three silos, three hay sheds and two implement sheds. Excellent lane ways to the paddocks. This farm is very well located near Timaru presently running cattle and would make an excellent arable farm. Deadline sale closing 4pm, Wednesday 28 November 2012 Eddie Moir M 021 731 199

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, November 7, 2012

SPORT SCOREBOARD Results Athletics

Ashburton Junior Athletics Club Results for Wednesday 31st October 2012 Shot Put , Girls 7 Years 1. Rosaria Gibson 5.21m 2. Emma Becroft 4.81m 3. Milly Farrell 3.62m, Girls 8 Years 1. Ella Pearson 5.54m 2. Maddi Lowry 4.08m 3. Lydia Hooley 3.10m, Girls 10 Years 1. Ashlee Strawbridge 6.93m 2. Isabella Roulston 5.98m 3. Meg Schmack 5.55m, Girls 11 Years 1. Taylor Allan 6.30m 2. Irihapeti Davis 6.28m 3. Olivia Bryning 5.25m, Boys 7 Years 1. Byron Carolan 5.99m 2. Daniel Cousins 5.94m 3. Henry Thomas 5.08m, Boys 9 Years 1. Hugh Cameron 7.60m 2. Ryan McNulty 7.48m 3. Jed Syme 6.23m, Discus , Girls 7 Years 1. Emma Becroft 5.79m 2. Emma Tanner 5.72m 3. Georgia Gerard 5.63m, Girls 8 Years 1. Ella Pearson 8.40m 2. Gina Ensor 7.27m 3. Kate Tanner 5.75m, Girls 9 Years 1. Hannah Humm 11.31m 2. Jasmin Strawbridge 10.75m 3. Eilish Pierce 10.55m, Boys 10 Years 1. Kaleb Finn 17.3m 2. Olly Hood 13.92m 3. Ben Farrell 13.5m, Boys 11 Years 1. Harry Hood 19.49m 2. Jeremy Eaton 15.02m 3. Ben Innes 13.96m, High Jump , Boys 9 Years 1. Hugh Cameron 1.12m 2. Ryan McNulty 1.09m 3. Luke Tanner 1.03m, Boys 12 Years 1. Aiden Campbell 1.19m 2. Laurie Carter 1.16m 3. Hayden McNulty 1.13m, Boys 13 Years 1. Alin Onicas 1.27m 2. Tom Innes 1.16m, Long Jump, Girls 7 Years 1. Emma Becroft 2.78m 2. Georgia Gerard 2.62m 3. Rosaria Gibson 2.51m, Girls 8 Years 1. Gina Ensor 2.89m 2. Ella Pearson 2.63m 3. Maddi Lowry 2. 49m, Girls 9 Years 1. Jasmin Strawbridge 3.20m 2. Eilish Pierce 2.69m 3. Annabel Dolan 2.58m, Girls 12 Years 1. Courtney Guise 3.88m 2. Nataliya Stoganov 3.46m 3. Maggie Tarry 3.40m, Girls 13 Years 1. Kaycee Jones 2.93m, Girls 14 Years 1. Mikhayla-Rose Stroganov 4.23m 2. Charlotte Waddell 3.45m 3. Hannah Roulston 3.41m, Boys 8 Years 1. Jackson Ross 3.20m 2. Harry Schmack 3.04m 3. Matheson Colquhoun 2.77m, Boys 12 Years 1. Hayden McNulty 4.07m 2. Aiden Campbell 4.05m 3. Laurie Carter 3.97m, Boys 13 Years 1. Alin Onicas 4.48m 2. Tom Innes 3.64m, 200M, Girls 7 Years, 1. Emma Becroft 37.59s 2. Rosaria Gibson 39.14s 3. Georgia Gerard 39.95s, Girls 8 Years 1. Gina Ensor 36.84s 2. Ella Pearson 37.72s 3. Maddi Lowry 43.60s, Girls 9 Years 1. Jasmin Strawbridge 34.74s 2. Isabella Gibson 36.17s 3. Mia Pearson 36.99s, Girls 10 Years 1. Ashlee Strawbridge 31.68s 2. Sian Gerard 33.14s 3. Isabella Roulston 33.36s, Girls 11 Years 1. Amy Pearson 32.02s 2. Taylor Allan 32.65s 3. Olivia Bryning 39..82s, Girls 12 Years 1. Courtney Guise 31.50s 2. Nataliya Stoganov 33.62s 3. Maggie Tarry 36.02s, Girls 13 Years 1. Kaycee Jones 37.44s, Girls 14 Years 1. MikhaylaRose Stroganov 28.76s 2. Aimee Denbee 31.60s 3. Hannah Roulston 33.41s, Boys 7 Years 1. Izak Derik-Westaway 36.31s 2. Henry Thomas 39.04s 3. Daniel Cousins 40.74s, Boys 8 Years 1. Jackson Ross 33.97s 2. Matheson Colquhoun 36.4s 3. Michele Young 37.25s, Boys 9 Years 1. Hugh Cameron 32.46s 2. Ryan McNulty 32.49s 3. Jed Syme 33.33s, Boys 10 Years 1. Ben Nordqvist 33.00s 2. Charlie Ensor 34.25s 3. Kalen Tait 34.39s, Boys 11 Years 1. Ben Innes 30.98s 2. Ben Baker 31.20s 3. Zane Cockburn 34.27s, 400M , Boys 12 Years 1. Aiden Campbell 75.11s 2. Laurie Carter 78.57s 3. Hayden McNulty 80.42s, Boys 13 Years 1. Alin Onicas 63.79s 2. Tom Innes 94.44s, 800M , Girls 10 Years 1. Ashlee Strawbridge 3.11.22s 2. Holly Allred 3.15.31s 3. Loren Hay 3.18.84s, Girls 11 Years 1. Amy Pearson 2.55.86s 2. Taylor Allan 3.21.33s, Girls 12 Years 1. Bailey Tait 3.03.33s

2. Maggie Tarry 3.03.59s 3. Isabella Seque 3.38.76s, Girls 13 Years 1. Kaycee Jones 3.31.88s, Girls 14 Years 1. Mikhayla-Rose Stroganov 2.47.80s 2. Charlotte Waddell 3.08.83s 3. Larissa Allen 3.18.12s, Boys 10 Years 1. George Seque 2.53.55s 2. Josh Sheridan 3.02.71s 3. Charlie Ensor 3.18.29s, Boys 11 Years 1. Ben Baker 2.43.64s 2. Harry Hood 3.01.99s 3. Zane Cockburn 3..15.20s, 50M , Boys 8 Years 1. Jackson Ross 8.29s 2. Matheson Colquhoun 8.79s 3. Michele Young 9.04s.

Basketball NBA results Collated NBA results yesterday (home team in CAPS): PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 88 New York Knicks 110 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 103 Utah Jazz 94 SACRAMENTO KINGS 94 Golden State Warriors 92 BROOKLYN NETS 96 Minnesota Timberwolves 107 MIAMI HEAT 124 Phoenix Suns 99 DALLAS MAVERICKS 114 Portland Trail Blazers 91 SAN ANTONIO SPURS 101 Indiana Pacers 79 L.A. CLIPPERS 101 Cleveland Cavaliers 108

Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club Results for week ending 2nd November Monday Evening Individual Trophy N/S 1 S Harris and F Priest, 2 A van Dyk and J Lovett, 3  Jan Johnson and M Jones E/W 1 W Cocks and A Sim, 2 N Gudsell and R Johnson, 3  V Boje  and A  Harris Tuesday Evening – Ron Sutherland Trophy N/S 1 K Robb and M Holdaway, 2 M Buckland and J Edmond, 3  V Ferrier  and T Small. E/W 1 P Fergus and M Small, 2 M Muir and J Rooney 3 J Knight and B Smith Wednesday Afternoon 2 Round Duplicate N/S 1 M Buckland and M Stowell, 2  J Edmond and R Kyle, 3 A Lysaght and A Maude E/W 1  P and T Downward, 2 B Smith and  K Robb, 3 J Browne and J Lovett Thursday Evening. Presidents Trophy. Seniors and Senior Reserves N/S 1 M Buckland and T Downward, 2 P Jowers and T Mills. 3 J Fechney and  B Smith E/W 1 A Blain and P Fergus 2 J Knight and R Kyle, 3 J Green and K Robb Thursday Evening. Junior Teams H Briggs, L Adams, S Reid and F Williamson

Cycling Friday Night Racing November 2nd really had us all guessing weather wise, the day was not the best, but as the time got close to start time the wind was very strong on the back straight. Great riding was the call of the day as all the Wizz Wheelers did a great job holding their lines and giving their best in the races, well done to all. Good to see 20 Wizz Wheelers & 7 Open & U17 mixed racing. Results over the three races the Wizz Wheelers had are all One Lap. Trainer Wheel W/W Group 1. 1st. Isla-Bell Taylor = 5pts. A.& B GRADE W/W. 1st. Jenna Moore = 10pts. 2nd. Gemma Taparau = 7pts. 3rd. Thomas Anderson = 5pts. 3rd=Madison Clark = 5pts. C. GRADE 1st. Nik Kershaw = 9pts. 2nd.= Riley Broker & Simon Moore = 7pts. 3rd. Emma Lowry = 5pts. 4th. Briar Clark =4pts. 5th.Tom Rosevear =1pt. 6th. Jacob Carr = 0pts. D. GRADE 1st= Luke Rhodes & Charlie Brown =11pts. 2nd. Penny Marriott= 7pts. 3rd.Jesse Nieman = 4pts. E. GRADE 1st. Brooke Wylie = 13pts. 2nd. Tegan Marriott =8pts. 3rd= Samantha Nieman =6pts. & Jacob Carr =6pts. OPEN & U17 1st. Brendan Davidson =13pts. 2nd.

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Ben Sutton =9pts. 3rd.Sam Cullimore =7pts. B. GRADE 1st. Oliver Davidson =17pts. 2nd. James Skinner = 13pts. 3rd. Connie Davidson =9pts. 4th. Michael Clark =3pts. Many thanks to all the helpers and riders along with the parents who all made for a very good night of racing. Next week reg by 6pm race starting 6.15 - 6.30pm. Thank you all.

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers 3rd November, overcast with a reasonably strong easterly wind, 14 riders turned out for the Saturday ride, a number of the riders turned in better times than the handicapper had worked out. Many thanks to Harry Chatterton & Bruce on the Reg Table, along with Ruth Kirdy on the turning point, and later in the ace at the home end Bruce helped with the clocking. Thank you all. Results as follows: 1st Harry Chatterton (Go) 30m 36s. 2nd. Alan Cox (30s) 30m 14s.  3rd. Sonya Hyde (Go) 30m 45s. 4th.Nigel Chatterton (7m) 25m 12s 5th.Peter Wood (7m) 25m 13s. 6th. Brent Hudson (7m) 25m 15s. 7th. Bruce Paterson (7m) 25m 17s. 8th.Sam Cullimore (12.15m) F/T 21m 24s. 9th. Scott Albon (12.15m) 2f/t. 21m 24s. 10th. Brad Hudson (12.15m) 3f/t. 21m 30s.11th. Richard Kirwan (12.15m) 21m 30s. 12th. Ross Proctor (9.30m) 24m 23s. 13th. Shona Proctor (9.30m) 24m 23s. 14th. Dave Shurrock (9.30m) 24m 24s. Great ride considering the conditions although a little cool. Remember next week reg 1pm-1.15pm race start 1.30pm, Fords Road, about 200 meters from the Main South Road. Hope to see you there, bye for now.

Golf Ashburton Golf Club Results From Ashburton Golf Club – Women’s Section Four Ball Best Ball ‘Cup Sweep’ played on Tuesday 6th November 2012 Bernadette Cameron and Bev Turton – 60 Robin Bennett and Judy McKeown - 61 Nearest The Pins No. 4 Gabites: Not Struck No. 8 House of Travel Ashburton: Hilary Ward No.12 Lynn’s Small Salon: Wendy Parr No. 14 Todds of Ashburton: Bev Turton 2nd Shot to Green: Eleanor Langford Nine Hole Golf played Thursday 1st November 2012 Closing Day Greensome 1st on countback Barbara Carter and Carolyn King – net 29.5 2nd Linda Baker and Jude Stoddart – net 29.5 3rd on countback Wendy Smith and Maxine Jones – net 32.

Ashburton Golf Club On Saturday the second round of the DCL Cup was played with the weather restricting the field but not the quality of play. Results were: 0-18 Grade Bruce Day 79-15=64. 19 + Grade Peter Huggins 94-28=66. Other results: Don Houghton 65, Tony Gimblett 67, Ken Clucas and Laurie Thomas 69 by countback from Chris Thornhill. After two rounds of the DCL Cup the best scores are: Tony Gimblett 131, Adrian Hopwood 136, Peter Huggins 139, Chris Thornhill and Brent MacGregor 141. Nearest The Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: Tony Gimblett, MSA: Hamish Niles, Rothburys Insurance: Bruce Leighton, Netherby Meats: Owen Miller, Blue Pub (Longest Putt): Brent MacGregor, Robilliards (Nearest Pin No 18) Paul Greer. Twos: Owen Miller, Bruce Day, Bruce Leighton and Hamish Niles. Birdy Jackpot Hole #14 Nett Eagles Jackpot Hole: #14. On Sunday the Leftys Tournament was held with the following results: T Cook 43pts, G Taylor 40, H

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6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild.

12.00 3 News. 12.30 Home And Away. (G, R,

7.30 Home Shopping. (G) 12.00 Better Homes And Gardens. (G, R) 1.00 The Crowd Goes Wild.

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1.30 Hot Property. (G, R) 2.00 All Saints. (PGR, R) 3.00 Man Vs Wild. (PGR, R) Grylls drops into the swamps of Florida’s Everglades, where at least 60 tourists are rescued each year, and trudges through the swamp to shows how to get out of a muddy sinkhole and avoid alligators. 4.00 David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 5.30 Prime News.

6.25 Friends. (G, R, T) 7.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, T) Lana finds a way forward, Rachel gives a boy a chance. 7.30 The Middle. (G, R, T) 8.00 Hot In Cleveland. (T) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PGR, R, T) Leonard must choose between his new girlfriend, Priya, and his friendship with Penny, while Howard drives Sheldon crazy with a magic trick. 9.00 Cougar Town. (PGR, T) 9.30 Revolution. (AO, T) 10.30 The Walking Dead. (T) 11.30 Moon TV Network.

6.00 3 News. 7.00 Campbell Live. 7.30 The Block Australia. (PGR, T) The teams must design and build a piece of furniture for their Week One room. 8.35 The X Factor USA. (PGR) If your favourite performer didn’t make it through – there could still be a hope as the Wild Card stage continues. 10.35 Nightline. 11.05 Sports Tonight. 11.20 The Killing. (AO, T) Richmond goes up in the polls. And Stan faces consequences for his actions.

6.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. 7.00 Best Of Qi. (PGR) Stephen Fry hosts this comedy panel show full of quirky facts, where Alan Davies and Jo Brand are in the hot seat. 7.30 Man Vs Wild. (PGR, R) Grylls shows how to navigate the Cairngorms region. 8.30 Rescue Special Ops. (PGR) Rescue search the bush for a missing prospector, 9.30 Game Of Thrones. (Final, AO) Tragic news spreads across the Seven Kingdoms.

12.00 Rescue 1. (PGR, R, T) 12.30 20/20. (R, T) 1.30 Infomercial. 2.30 Secret Life Of The American Teenager. (PGR, R) 3.20 Greek. (G, R) 4.05 Pond Life. (PGR, R) 4.15 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (G, R) 5.30 Infomercial.

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Pig. (G) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 6.00 That ‘70s Show.

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8.30 FILM: Our Family Wedding. (2010, AO) Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Lance Gross, Carlos Mencia. An African-American groom and his Mexican-American bride learn that the path to saying “I do” can be rife with familial strife. 10.30 Life Unexpected. (AO, R) Baze’s parents insist on meeting their granddaughter, so they host a family dinner and also invite Cate’s family. 11.25 Entertainment Tonight. (G) 11.50 Infomercials. (G)

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Lovett 39, A Anderson 38, T Clement 38, S Chatterton 38, K Smith 38, B Nesbitt 37, R Davison 37, B Day 36. Right Handers Results were: B Chatterton 38, M Lucas 36, R O’Neill 33. Twos: S Chatterton (and an Eagle), B Chatterton, D Morrison Results from November 3rd The damp start to Saturday obviously deterred many golfers from turning out for the winter closing, with only a very small field taking part in the American Foursome competition. In the mixed section Ray and Belinda Kirdy with net 59 took the trophy, while in the men it was Pete Marshall and his new partner Neil Rayner with a net 61claiming the trophy. Other scores were; Dave Allan and Cameron Miller 63, Brian Rouse and Daz Young 64, Roger Bruce and Trevor Emery 64. Nearest the Pin: Tinwald Liquorland #2; Snow Pierce. Gluyas Ford # 6; Briam McFarlane. Stirling Sports # 12; Bruce Collins. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Josh Smith. Two’s: Bruce and Elizabeth Collins, Ray and Belinda Kirdy, Josh Smith and Sally Cain, Chris Hart and Johnny Moore.

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Tinwald Golf Club Twilight results from October 25th Another large field turned out on Thursday night for a stableford round and judging by the scores the greens are recovering well after their renovations, or many golfers are suited better to nine hole competition. Leading scores: Senior; Brent Green 24, Tony Clarke 23, Cheyne Mapu, Brian McFarlane, Gordon Rennie 22, Paul Hefford, Phil Hooper, Ray Kirdy, Adam Marshall 21. Junior; Kieron Gray 23, Richard Hewson 22, Hubert Hanara, Jamie Binnie, Craig Paulin, John Schofield 21, Jason McLaren 20. Women; Val Prendergast 23, Elaine Pierce 22, Kirsty McAuliffe, Elizabeth Collins 21. Non-Handicap; Matt Stoddart net 31.

Pigeon racing Ashburton Racing Pigeon Club Results from 3 November 2012 Liberation Point: Hastings; Time: 4:07:15:00 Fanciers Entered: 4; Birds Released: 25 Fancier: 1st M. Davidson; Flying Time: 15:39:21; MPM 674.4250; 2nd S. Davidson 626.4200; 3rd L. Quinn 565.9850; 4th M. Davidson 530.1867; 5th R. Cornwall 514.1300; 6th L. Quinn 510.4833; 7th R. Cornwall 471.6183; 8th S. Davidson 470.1533; 9th L. Quinn 456.5283; 10th R. Cornwall 389.3000.

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Ashburton Golf Club On Saturday 10 November the final round of the DCL Cup will be played. Starting Time: Morning 8.00am; Afternoon Report at 11.30 for a 12 noon start Saturday Starters: Morning Stewart Dunlop and Lindsay Stoddart; Afternoon Greig Sparrow and Ian Rive Results Bruce Day and Brian Wilson.

Tinwald Golf Club The Tinwald Golf Club draw for the summer season opening drawn partners 4BBB will be at the clubhouse for an 8am and 12.30 pm start. Players are asked to report at least 15 minutes before these times. Starters; am, P Roulston, pm, P Marshall, C Whiting. Cards, L Jackson.

ACROSS 1. Bureau (4) 3. Agricultural (8) 8. Pleasant (4) 9. Consist (8) 11. First trip (6,6) 13. Language (6) 14. Lithe (6) 17. Occult (12) 20. Old-fashioned (8) 21. Record (4) 22. Wavered (8) 23. Nearest (4)

Sky Movies 1, 10.15pm Rom-com favourite Reese Witherspoon (below) plays Lisa, a sports-loving softball player who is feeling a bit past her prime, and is at a crossroad in her life. Two suitors are competing for her affection, clueless womaniser and pro-baseball player Matty (Owen Wilson), and nice-guy businessman George (Paul Rudd), who has issues with the law. James L. Brooks (As Good as It Gets) made this middle-of-the-road affair, which will pass the time, but hardly inspire.

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sky sPORt 2 6.00 Premier League Review. 7.00 Motorsport. NASCAR. Highlights. 9.00 Motorsport. FIA Formula One Championship. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 10.30 Crowd Goes Wild. 11.00 The Cricket Show. 11.30 Cricket. NZ Tour Of Sri Lanka. Third One-day. Highlights. 12.30 World Of Golf. 1.30 Golf. Champions Tour. Charles Schwab Cup Championship. 2.30 Soccer. English Premier League. West Ham United v Manchester City. 3.30 Soccer. EPL. Tottenham v Wigan Athletics. 4.30 Cricket. NZ Tour Of Sri Lanka. Third One-day. Highlights. 5.30 ITM Reunion. 6.30 SKY Sport What’s On. 7.00 Golf. Champions Tour. Charles Schwab Cup Championship. 8.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 8.30 Deaker On Sport. 9.30 HSBC Golf Club. 10.00 Red Bull Chronicles. 10.30 Soccer. English Premier League. Liverpool v Newcastle United. Replay. 12.30 Deaker On Sport. 1.30 Motorsport. FIA Formula One. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 3.00 Basketball. NBL. NZ Breakers v Sydney Kings. Replay. 5.00 Rugby Zone. 5.30 The Code.

Gloomy (9) Smooth (4) Mixture (9) Outcome (6) Wielded (5) Cleave (5) Close (4) Grating (5) Assemblage (4) Audibly (5) Digress (5) Item (6) Abandonment (9) Pulsate (4) Thwart (9)

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Across: 1 Prohibition; 9 Upbraid; 10 Scene; 11 Eased; 12 Elevate; 13 Inform; 15 Killer; 18 Turn out; 20 Meant; 22 Naive; 23 Terrain; 24 Defenceless. Down: 2 Robes; 3 Hoarder; 4 Bidden; 5 Taste; 6 Overall; 7 Superintend; 8 Penetrating; 14 Furtive; 16 Immoral; 17 Static; 19 Obese; 21 Amass.

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6.30 World Of Golf. 7.30 Soccer. English Premier League. Manchester United v Arsenal. Replay. 9.30 Soccer. A-League. Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets. Replay. 11.30 The Dirt. 12.00 ITM Reunion. 1.00 Netball. Quad Series. England v South Africa. From Claudelands Arena, Hamilton. Replay. 3.00 Netball. Quad Series. Silver Ferns v Australian Diamonds. From Claudelands Arena, Hamilton. Replay. 5.00 The Netball Zone. 5.30 Cricket. HRV Cup. Otago Volts v Northern Knights. From Seddon Park, Hamilton. Replay. 9.00 The Cricket Show. 9.30 Cricket. NZ Tour Of Sri Lanka. Third One-day. From R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Highlights. 10.30 Motorsport. FIA Formula One Championship. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Highlights. 12.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 12.30 Gridiron. NHL. Replay. 2.00 Soccer. English Premier League. Manchester United v Arsenal. Replay. 4.00 Cricket. NZ Tour Of Sri Lanka. Third One-day. From R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Highlights. 5.00 Deaker On Sport.

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6.15 Reel Love. (2011, PG) Burt Reynolds, LeAnn Rimes. 7.45 Deadliest Sea. (2009, PG) Sebastian Pigott, Greg Bryk. 9.15 Stone. (2010, 16) Robert De Niro. 11.00 Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night. (2010, M) Brandon Routh, Anita Briem. 12.50 The Town. (2010, 16) Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall. 2.55 Making Of War Horse. (2011, M). 3.20 Goodnight For Justice. (2011, PG) Luke Perry, Lara Gilchrist. 4.50 Prom. (2011, PG) Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell. 6.35 The Eagle. (2011, M) Channing Tatum, Donald Sutherland. 8.30 Faces In The Crowd. (2011, 16) Milla Jovovich, Julian McMahon. A woman develops face blindness after surviving a serial killer’s attack. As she lives with her condition, the killer closes in. 10.15 How Do You Know. (2010, M) Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson. 12.15 I Sell The Dead. (2008, 16) Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman. 1.40 Murder On Her Mind. (2008, PG) Annabeth Gish. 3.10 Making Of Water For Elephants.

6.45 Music And Lyrics. (2007, PG) Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore. 8.30 Seed Of Chucky. (2004, 16) Jennifer Tilly. 10.00 Making Of The Town. (2010, 16). 10.20 Legally Blonde. (2001, PG) Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson. 12.00 The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King. (2003, M) Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler. 3.15 Music And Lyrics. (2007, PG) Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore. 5.00 Legally Blonde 2. (2003, PG) Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field. 6.35 The Omen. (1976, 16) Gregory Peck, Lee Remick. Oscar®-winning horror classic where a series of inexplicable deaths leads an American ambassador to think he’s adopted the son of Satan. 8.30 Transporter 2. (2005, M) Jason Statham. Now retired in Miami, ex-Special Forces operative Frank Martin must use all his skills to bring his new employer’s son to safety and discover the kidnappers’ master plan. 10.00 Sleepless In Seattle. (1993, PG) Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan. 11.45 Seven. (1995, 18) Brad Pitt. 1.50 Directors: Curtis Hanson. (PG). 2.20 Legally Blonde 2. (2003, PG) 3.55 The Omen. (1976, 16) Gregory Peck. 5.45 Sleepless In Seattle. (1993, PG)

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6.00 Quick Study 6.30 Answers with Bayless Conley 7.00 TQ 7.30 Paul the Little Missionary 8.00 Auto B Good 8.30 Life with Paul de Jong 9.00 Turning Point 10.00 Beyond Adventure 10.30 Abundant Life Church 11.00 Ancient Israel Explored 11.30 Christian World News 12.00 Life with Paul de Jong 12.30 Enjoying Everyday Life 1.00 The 700 Club 1.30 Beyond Adventure 2.00 Lakewood Church: Joel Osteen 3.00 TQ 3.30 Paul the Little Missionary 4.00 Auto B Good 4.30 Rock Nations TV 5.00 Xtreme Life TV 5.30 Beyond Adventure 6.00 Abundant Life Church 6.30 Destined to Reign 7.00 The 700 Club 7.30 Abundante 8.00 Joni and Friends 8.30 Lakewood Church: Joel Osteen 9.30 Christian World News 10.00 Life with Paul de Jong 10.30 The 700 Club 11.00 Answers with Bayless Conley 11.30 Beyond Adventure 12.00 Ancient Israel Explored 12.30 Turning Point 1.30 Abundant Life Church 2.00 Abundante 2.30 Joni and Friends 3.00 Lakewood Church: Joel Osteen 4.00 Beyond Adventure 4.30 Ancient Israel Explored 5.00 Life with Paul de Jong 5.30 Bayless Conley

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the finish is refined, everything Its not every day car manufactur- and their team have every reason about the appearance of the car is to feel proud. ers launch new models. just right. Because of their expertise the But when they do, they often The technical features are attention they give customers and choose venues like the recent their cars and the manner in which impressive. Sydney Motor Show which our Very impressive! they have established their rather motoring colleague Roger Hart Somehow Bentley has found a unique business the McIlroy’s have attended. way to provide power and perforearned themselves the respect of Within a week of returning from mance without sacrificing creature the motoring fraternity. Sydney Roger was attending the comforts and economy. Their immaculate workshop and launch of a new model back home. In fact because of the car’s its lovely surroundings was the This time he took our “navigaincredible engine management sysideal setting for the launch of such tors” and I along too. tem it really has two motors in one. a prestigious car. It’s not every day this particular At cruising speed there car maker is hardly any discernible Bentley – launchengine noise but Bentley es a new model true to their pedigree either. have provide some But that’s just excitement by designing what they did, an exhaust pipe which right here in allows for some growl Ashburton. when the engine is accelThey staged erating. the South Island And that growl is launch of the magical. new Bentley GT Power from the Convertible at 4 litre V8 motor is Bruce McIlroy’s transferred to the Bentley Service all wheel drive sysCentre. tem via an amazThe Bentley ing gearbox which Service Centre offers the option run by Bruce, his of sport mode with family and his paddle shift. loyal and talented In either mode the staff was a most gear changes are appropriate place smooth and hardly to showcase the detectable. impressive new The ride is just Bentley. The understated elegance of the interior provides the driver and pasRight from the sengers with plenty of creature comforts, and the engine bay houses right, not too hard but not too soft, and start Bentley a powerful but incredibly enconomical motor. the car corners so set out to build well that in a couple exceptional cars, Once it came into view the car of instances it was only after we they have succeeded in doing just was greeted with applause by those had negotiated them that we realthat and the new model is proof of us who were fortunate enough to ised we had been around some the Company intends to continue be there. bends. doing so. From a slight distance it looked The Bentley is a stylish car Bentley is about style and the great; up close it looks even better. which combines sportiness with launch was reflected that. Bentley is an old marque steeped saloon car comforts and underNo fanfare, just a few well chosen in motoring history, but while the stated elegance. words from the Bentley distributor name may be old the technology is A magnificent car to look at, and the car with a proud Bruce not. a truly superb car to drive and McIlroy behind the wheel glided This car is packed with features. Bentley chose just the right place into view. Obviously as expected of Bentley for its South Island introduction. Bruce and Philomena McIlroy

Vettel about to notch up a ton By Ian Parkes

100 years on . . . One hundred years ago in November 1912 three men left Wellington in a Model T Ford hoping to make it to Auckland via a previously uncharted route through the King Country. They believed it would be the shortest route but because there were no maps, hardly if any sign posts and few bridges across rivers they weren’t really sure where they were going. Despite all sorts of difficulties along the way they made it. Eight and half days after leaving Wellington! The route is still the shortest

way from Wellington to Auckland. This year a group of enthusiasts in about 30 Ford Model Ts have staged a re-enactment of the run first done a hundred years ago by those history making motoring pioneers. The Colonial Motor Company was a sponsor of the original run and 100 years on is a sponsor again this time. When those three adventurers set off in November 1912 they were in a car which was quite new, this time round some of the cars taking part are over 100 years old.

The Jokers Social Club is now really in the thick of preparations for the Ashburton Bike Show, which they’re staging at the Racecourse on Saturday 24 November 2012. Club President Bill Roulston says it’s just seems like yesterday they were holding the last Show two years ago. This will be their 11th Show and like its predecessors will feature a variety of displays and something of interest for everyone.

Sebastian Vettel will recharge his batteries for the next few days before allowing his childish nature to again revel in a potential triple-whammy in the United States. The race at the newly-developed Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, will be a landmark occasion for Vettel as it will be the 100th of his Formula One career. Bearing in mind his debut was in the US in 2007 when as reserve at BMW Sauber he stood in for Robert Kubica following the Pole’s accident in Canada the week before, there is a certain symmetry to the occasion. To add to the potential party that weekend, Red Bull can win their third consecutive constructors’ title if they collect the five points they require to achieve the feat. Vettel can become only the third driver in F1 history to win three championships in a row if he outscores closest rival, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, by at least 15 points. Such a scenario was set up by Sunday’s remarkable race in Abu Dhabi, won by Kimi Raikkonen to give Lotus their first victory.

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel is a study in concentration as he prepares for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

As for Vettel, he went from pit lane to podium by finishing third - directly behind Alonso - after being dumped to the back of the grid by stewards for a fuel irregularity post-qualifying. The possibility of another two titles aside, the fact the race will see him hit a ton, clearly raised Vettel’s eyebrows. “It (100 GPs) sounds a lot. “Time goes by so quickly,” said Vettel. “I’m sure if you asked Fernando and Kimi if they remember their first races they would probably feel it’s not that long ago. “I think more than anything, if you do something you love, that you enjoy, then time goes by so quickly.” Vettel has naturally matured over time, but he feels his life would be very different if he was

forced to play it serious all the time. “Obviously with age you get a little smarter - hopefully - you learn certain things and get a little more relaxed,” said Vettel. “But it’s also important to stay childish, to stay hungry and make mistakes, otherwise how can you go forward?” Vettel certainly attacked at Yas Marina, proving himself to be a true racer, and not just someone who only knows how to win from being at the front. The 25-year-old was also the coolest figure inside Red Bull as team boss Christian Horner revealed Vettel was playing a drum kit before the race and told him ‘I’ll see you on the podium’. That determination has helped steer him to the brink of yet another place in F1 history as only Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio have ever previously won three or more in a row, but for Vettel, it has to be with a sense of fun along the way. “I said to the guys before the race that I trust them 100 per cent and that they can trust me,” said Vettel. “There was no reason to give up, even though when you look at where we started it was the worst possible spot.” - PA Right: Sebastian Vettel blasts around the Abu Dhabi circuit on Sunday night

Webber slams Cup obsession The Melbourne Cup: the race that stops Australia - bar the country’s fastest man. Formula One driver and sports lover Mark Webber was among a rare few not tuning into yesterday’s big race at the Flemington racecourse. Not because he was sprint-

ing around a track himself, but because he simply hates Australia’s gambling culture. “I love sport but horse racing is not far off the bottom of my list,” he said at the weekend. “Gambling, in my house, my father didn’t tolerate it. “Actually, I’m not a big fan of

how much it’s rammed down your throat in Australia, in terms of how you can bet on who farts at what stage in a football match. “It’s incredible how obsessed we’ve become with gambling and betting, but each to their own.”  - AAP

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Change of pace By Nick Tolerton

Former New Zealand opener Nathan Astle will make sparks fly on speedway circuits this summer like he used to on the cricket field. The 41-year-old has dabbled in racing modified sprints for two seasons after his retirement from cricket. They’re 170hp machines running motorbike engines, but now he’s stepping up to the V8 sprintcars - and about 800hp. “It’s a bit of a beast,” he says of his Triple X chassis car with

its aluminium block 410 cu in engine which he’ll race at Ruapuna Speedway. “A different monster to drive, that’s for sure.” Astle has been a speedway fan since he was little. “I’ve always gone out to Ruapuna as a kid and even when I was playing cricket I sneaked out when I could,” he said. “When I was contracted [in cricket] I was not allowed to put myself in harm’s way. “If I didn’t do it now, I was never going to do it,” he said. - STA


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Green Moon shines in Melbourne Green Moon has upstaged a star international field to win the Melbourne Cup in a race dominated by Irish-bred horses. Punters looked elsewhere after his failure as favourite in the Cox Plate last month, but Green Moon ($20), ridden by Hong Kong-based Brett Prebble, stormed home to beat Fiorente ($31) and Jakkalberry ($81). Kelinni ($19) was fourth. The first seven horses across the line were bred in Ireland. The much-fancied former winners Dunaden ($7 favourite) and Americain ($7.50) never featured. The result was a bonanza for bookmakers, but some punters had the day of their lives. In NSW the trifecta paid $51,171 and the first four paid $1.467 million. On the Victorian TAB the trifecta paid $45,941 and the first four $969,406. Prebble was overjoyed to win his first Cup. “It’s my life dream to do it,” he said. He said his horse was checked by other runners soon after the start but he was always confident. “I pressed him a bit soon but it’s hard to wait here when you’ve got

so much power underneath you. “I was very confident they weren’t going to pick him up when I let him down and he ran all the way through the wire.” It was a fourth Cup victory for owner Lloyd Williams, who won previous Cups with Just A Dash (1981), What A Nuisance (1985) and Efficient (2007) but was not at the track to see his horse win. “He puts a lot into racing and he’s a very good supporter of mine,” Prebble said. “He’s never here. “He’s going to be at home enjoying it. It’s lovely.” Williams’s son Nick was ecstatic after accepting the trophy from Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. “We put a lot of money in and a heck of a lot of effort so to get this result today is terrific,” he said. “God bless everyone who wrote him off.” Fiorente was the third Cup runner-up for trainer Gai Waterhouse, who previously trained Te Akau Nick (1993) and Nothin’ Leica Dane in 1995. It was not a good day for the only two locally bred horses in the race. Niwot was 15th and Ethiopia was last. - AAP

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Butt trains the trotting trials trifecta

Race two at the Ashburton Trotting Club workouts yesterday became a Tim Butt party day with the top three finishers all coming out of his stable. Donegal’s Guest, driven by Terry McMillan came home at the head of the trio, running the 2400 metres in 3.04.9, 800m, 56.6 and 400m 28.1. He was followed a neck back by Noddy, driven by Mark Palermo with Anthony Butt two and a half lengths back with Motu Prince of Peru.

The importance of leadership Cup an obsession for Williams

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ith the passing of All Black great Wilson Whineray, one of the great All Black captains, it should have brought to light the importance of captaincy as opposed to coaching in the modern era. Currently New Zealand is in the midst of great captaincy across a couple of the codes. What triggered the epiphany was not comparisons between Whineray and the current All Black commander. It was watching another inspirational leader’s performance. I watched the Silver Ferns come back from a record 20 point shellacking from the Australian Diamonds with a 48-43 win in Hamilton. The difference was the work of the defenders. Leading the way was captain Casey Williams, hobbling around on a one good leg. A lot of credit is heaped on the leadership of Richie

McCaw, the battered warhorse who steers the All Blacks around the park leading by example. The Silver Ferns are just as fortunate to have a fearless leader. It could be argued 70 per cent fit McCaw is still probably better than the next guy, but a limping one-legged Williams was still playing too well to be taken off despite fellow defenders Anna Harrison, Katrina Grant and Leana de Bruin being in attendance. Williams “re-tweaked her ankle” in the win over Australia, but it’s probably more the case of it wasn’t fully healed but she wanted to play and, after aggravating it, she just kept hobbling around still delivering a top performance. Good captaincy goes a long way to success, and New Zealand is currently witnessing an era of great captaincy. The All Blacks are the

By Jonathan Leask Guardian sports reporter

best in world rugby at the moment, and a lot of that is down to the captaincy of McCaw. The Silver Ferns are also fortunate to have an inspirational leader in Williams, but is doesn’t stop there. The All Whites, at a disadvantage of a smaller playing pool still punch above their weight with experienced Ryan Nelsen at the helm. The Kiwis may not be the most consistent performers, but when Benji Marshall goes well, the Kiwis go well. Another captain who, when he leads from the front, the battles get won. Australia have a strong record against the Kiwis but

with Marshall’s razzle-dazzle the underdogs are always dangerous. The only side really lacking is the beleaguered Black Caps. Ross Taylor is growing into his role but the management is letting him down, leaving key players at home to tour the sub-continent in monsoon season. We left our two best performers, Martin Guptill and Doug Bracewell, at home for the current series in Sri Lanka, not to mention the absence of Jesse Ryder. and then Brendan McCullum can’t play with back stiffness. There hasn’t been too many matches McCaw has played without carrying a niggle or two in recent seasons playing a contact sport, but somehow the Black Caps require rest and rotation. Taylor has the potential to lead by example and if he gets his full arsenal around him he too could join the other high calibre captains.

Christchurch greyhound fields Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington Raceway Meeting Date: 0 Nov 2012 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 5.45pm BUY SELL & EXCHANGE NZ CUP SEMIFINAL C5q, 520m 1 11645 Inishrush 30.37 J &..........................D Fahey 2 13134 Peking Tom nwtd............................... S Clark 3 36171 Ate To Much 30.70 F &...................Turnwald 4 31673 King Of Clubs 30.46....................... H Cairns 5 53364 Not A Know 30.82.........................A Waretini 6 11142 Unshaken 30.56 J &........................D Fahey 7 14111 Russell Hart 30.38.....................J McInerney 8 12122 Fancy Tip nwtd............................D Schofield 9 23325 Emily 30.63 A &..................................Seque 10 14175 Lektra Fantasy nwtd.......................... S Clark 2 6.25pm BUY SELL & EXCHANGE NZ CUP SEMIFINAL C5q, 520m 1 23583 Know Which 30.25......................... G Cleeve 2 15475 Come On Rodge nwtd J &...............D Fahey 3 74714 Waterview Lass 30.66 A &.................Seque 4 71644 Moriarty 30.80...................................B Shaw 5 31258 Kiki Rhode nwtd W &.......................T Steele 6 14312 Emily Baxter 30.09.....................J McInerney 7 11331 White Air 30.50 J &..........................D Fahey 8 31371 Know Peace 30.21 J &....................D Fahey 9 23325 Emily 30.63 A &..................................Seque 10 14175 Lektra Fantasy nwtd.......................... S Clark 3 6.45pm BUY SELL & EXCHANGE NZ CUP SEMIFINAL C5q, 520m 1 11133 Jinjarango 30.51 J &........................D Fahey 2 44411 Brighton Bullet 30.48 J &.................D Fahey 3 14323 Know Class 30.12.......................... G Cleeve 4 116x4 Sha Char 30.60................................ D Voyce 5 54272 Wot Price Curly 30.73................J McInerney 6 12652 Thrilling Blitz nwtd............................. S Clark

7 12425 Elki nwtd...................................... M Roberts 8 87161 Cool Izmir 30.88 F &.......................Turnwald 9 23325 Emily 30.63 A &..................................Seque 10 14175 Lektra Fantasy nwtd.......................... S Clark 4 7.05pm BUY SELL & EXCHANGE NZ CUP SEMIFINAL C5q, 520m 1 65235 Walk Da Torque 31.05................. M Roberts 2 13643 Yella Mustard 30.14 J &...................D Fahey 3 5x523 Mamaja 30.14................................. R Casey 4 12742 Ultimate Dream 29.93 J &...............D Fahey 5 11722 Riley’s Mate nwtd.............................. S Clark 6 16421 Another Dollar 30.27..................J McInerney 7 22754 Lachlan’s Cash nwtd...................D Schofield 8 61778 Molly Paisley 30.47........................ G Cleeve 9 23325 Emily 30.63 A &..................................Seque 10 14175 Lektra Fantasy nwtd.......................... S Clark 5 7.25pm SUPER PETS GALAXY SPRINT SEMI-FINAL C5q, 295m 1 22132 Nippa Mary 17.09......................J McInerney 2 11741 Ate Pizza 17.18 F &........................Turnwald 3 23854 Grizz nwtd......................................... S Clark 4 17114 Complicit nwtd F &..........................Turnwald 5 46383 Theokoles 17.51........................R Blackburn 6 72664 Homebush Craig 17.29..............J McInerney 7 31321 Pretty Good 16.94 J &.....................D Fahey 8 81583 Pearl’s Boy 17.28........................... G Cleeve 9 52365 Cawbourne Dusty nwtd.................... M Grant 10 452x5 Know Attention 17.10..................... G Cleeve 6 7.45pm SUPER PETS GALAXY SPRINT SEMI-FINAL C5q, 295m 1 11111 Dixie Lee 17.00..........................R Blackburn 2 537x4 Real Clever 17.12............................. B Dann 3 11311 Guru Goose 17.14 F &...................Turnwald 4 84223 Hot Mango 17.49 A &.........................Seque 5 13133 Clone Your Own 16.87.........................A Lee 6 26554 Homebush Sarge 17.41.............J McInerney

7 17684 Know Escape 17.05....................... G Cleeve 8 22312 Princely Dollar 17.46..................J McInerney 9 52365 Cawbourne Dusty nwtd.................... M Grant 10 452x5 Know Attention 17.10..................... G Cleeve 7 8.05pm SUPER PETS GALAXY SPRINT SEMI-FINAL C5q, 295m 1 14643 Homebush Helen 17.18.............J McInerney 2 45122 Lotsa Style 17.46 H &..........................Taylor 3 52814 Know Rival 17.22........................... G Cleeve 4 74142 Zebidiah 17.02 J &...........................D Fahey 5 55663 Fireman’s Salute 17.14.................. G Cleeve 6 11181 Rosca 17.11...............................J McInerney 7 45723 Knock ‘Em 17.25 F &......................Turnwald 8 81121 Ate Power 17.23 F &.......................Turnwald 9 52365 Cawbourne Dusty nwtd.................... M Grant 10 452x5 Know Attention 17.10..................... G Cleeve 8 8.22pm SUPER PETS GALAXY SPRINT SEMI-FINAL C5q, 295m 1 61412 Stiff 17.45 F &.................................Turnwald 2 23434 Ripped Jeans nwtd........................... S Clark 3 36751 Ocotillo 17.11 J &............................D Fahey 4 31442 Tiz Now nwtd F &...........................Turnwald 5 84321 Know Mistake 16.95...................... G Cleeve 6 32142 Drysdale 17.30.....................................A Lee 7 13582 Enflame 17.01............................J McInerney 8 11423 Roqette 17.31 C &........................D Roberts 9 52365 Cawbourne Dusty nwtd.................... M Grant 10 452x5 Know Attention 17.10..................... G Cleeve 9 8.41pm BILL’S BAR & BISTRO DISTANCE C1d, 645m 1 68313 Kombucha 38.89............................ G Cleeve 2 41724 Sonic Duffer 39.13......................... G Cleeve 3 458x8 Know Future nwtd.......................... G Cleeve 4 58886 Opawa Peekay nwtd L &..................... Wales 5 52461 Bigtime Kelina nwtd..........................B Shaw 6 66757 Pied Warrior nwtd........................ J McMillan 7 72584 Opawa Patch nwtd.....................J McInerney

8 51641 Bob’s Eye 39.57.........................J McInerney 9 34446 Opawa Rapid nwtd L &....................... Wales 10 47587 Know Revenge nwtd...................... G Cleeve 10 8.58pm HAPPY 50TH DIGGER BARNES STAKES C2/3, 520m 1 442x7 Know Peril 30.62............................ G Cleeve 2 46527 Thrilling Sadie 30.70........................ M Grant 3 22144 Black Emily 30.67 L &......................... Wales 4 61153 Opawa Style 30.71 L &....................... Wales 5 35657 Archie’s Jet 30.09 M &.......................Jopson 6 82556 Sixty Twenty nwtd M &.......................Jopson 7 71116 Botany Comet 30.73..................J McInerney 8 42232 Opawa Bomb 30.77 L &..................... Wales 9 76787 Alisaray 30.64............................... L Waretini 10 22421 No Undies Sundy 30.55.............J McInerney 11 9.14pm NZ CUP GALAXY 15 NOVEMBER C2, 295m 1 22427 Okuku Bobo 17.47.......................... R Casey 2 65768 Another Star nwtd......................J McInerney 3 17668 Hot Shot Lawyer 17.69 H &.................Taylor 4 63114 Wandy Gaylene nwtd..................... G Cleeve 5 17115 Rodriguez 17.36..................................A Lee 6 23522 Out By Five nwtd M &........................Jopson 7 64858 Renner’s Gift 17.61 P &......................Doody 8 34544 Decado 17.83 C &........................D Roberts 9 22862 Reddy Boy 17.43.............................. B Dann 10 54816 Excessive Speed 17.79.............J McInerney 12 9.32pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C3, 295m 1 83553 Another Coffee 17.41.................J McInerney 2 31221 Jimmy Jurante 17.54..................J McInerney 3 64363 Uno Harriet 17.24 H &.........................Taylor 4 14F76 Nova’s Fortune 17.27.................J McInerney 5 53356 Smash Dora nwtd............................ M Grant 6 75144 Bigtime Yahoo 17.59 P &....................Doody 7 71712 Wandy Destiny 17.54..................... G Cleeve 8 46314 Home Truth 17.32.......................... G Cleeve 9 52655 Know Thought nwtd....................... G Cleeve

Wanganui greyhound fields Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway Meeting Date: 07 Nov 2012 NZ Meeting number : 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.02pm ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 1 Homebush Rick nwtd.................J McInerney 2 6 Working Camarade nwtd............... D Donlon 3 65485 Ruthless nwtd..............................J McArthur 4 76786 Gus The Muss nwtd............................. L Bell 5 33764 Homebush Julie nwtd............... S Gommans 6 Red Eye Max nwtd............................L Ahern 7 5 Dallas Haka nwtd.......................J McInerney 8 62622 Time’s Up nwtd...........................B Goldsack 9 56666 I’m A Catch nwtd L &.......................... Morris 10 57865 Intense Zoom nwtd......................J McArthur 2 12.22pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 305m 1 5 Golden Elle nwtd..........................J McArthur 2 Kodene nwtd..............................J McInerney 3 Charlie’s Pal nwtd......................J McInerney 4 356 Knocka Off Time nwtd....................J Harland 5 33431 Rebel Joe nwtd........................... B Hodgson 6 76563 Homebush Smoke nwtd............ S Gommans 7 23242 Tanybryn nwtd L &.............................. Morris 8 56887 Thirsty Shayne nwtd..................... D Craigen 9 568 Gunpowder Gertie nwtd...............J McArthur 10 75F87 Summertime Bobby nwtd.............B Goodwin 3 12.42pm GUTHRIE BOWRON C0 C0, 520m 1 My Lil Lucifer nwtd K &......................Phillips 2 32284 Harley Haka nwtd......................J McInerney 3 88 Homebush Bedlam nwtd............J McInerney 4 8 Big Job Jonesy nwtd K &...................Phillips 5 76587 Circle of Life nwtd.......................R N Maisey 6 85253 Another Gunna nwtd..................J McInerney 7 Pandemonium Paws nwtd K &...........Phillips

8 7 Opawa Chance nwtd.................J McInerney 9 88 Talk Back nwtd L &............................. Morris 10 75F87 Summertime Bobby nwtd.............B Goodwin 4 1.02pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD C0 FINAL C0f, 520m 1 52226 She’s Coming nwtd...........................L Ahern 2 4 Thrilling Charly nwtd........................ K Walsh 3 281 Speed Legend (c1) 30.25........... B Hodgson 4 15 Triple Aye (c1) nwtd................... W Hodgson 5 66 Alamein Jah nwtd K &.......................Phillips 6 476 Monkey Queen nwtd...........................W Kite 7 3 Thrilling Olive nwtd.......................... K Walsh 8 35447 Kiwi Ranger nwtd.................................F Kite 9 8 Big Job Jonesy nwtd K &...................Phillips 10 88 Talk Back nwtd L &............................. Morris 5 1.20pm J P PRINT, PETONE C0 C0, 305m 1 477 Johnny Wagtail nwtd U &............ McCracken 2 5 Working Waikato nwtd................... D Donlon 3 Stevie’s Magic nwtd............................W Kite 4 Waimak Dave nwtd....................J McInerney 5 6 Homebush Violet nwtd...............J McInerney 6 34265 Another Snazza nwtd.................J McInerney 7 75536 Yeah Nah nwtd.....................................L Udy 8 Miss Foxy Minx nwtd..................B Goldsack 9 36838 Matilda’s Babe nwtd.....................J McArthur 10 87875 Pansy Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney 6 1.39pm BROAD ROOFING C1 C1, 305m 1 67627 Black Mercedes nwtd................ S Gommans 2 54663 Another Jewel 17.95..................J McInerney 3 44814 Mega Upload 17.98..........................T Agent 4 22222 Lissadell Toby 18.06...................... D Donlon 5 25475 Pinta Guinness 17.71...................K Jackson 6 88535 Homebush Greta 18.26.............J McInerney 7 18853 Face The Demon 18.24...............S Drysdale 8 41272 Bolt Rama 17.92...............................L Ahern

9 37587 Thrilling Jingle nwtd.................. S Gommans 10 47867 Chelseas Babe 18.07................... T Downey 7 1.57pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C1 C1, 305m 1 67385 Sister Virtue 18.02.........................J Harland 2 32713 But It’s Great nwtd.....................J McInerney 3 38678 Jetsun Jules nwtd.............................. B Hunt 4 56383 Tenkay Down 18.08.....................S Drysdale 5 16742 Thrilling Squeal 18.01............... S Gommans 6 33783 Homebush Esme nwtd...............J McInerney 7 75556 Mainland Sonic 17.88................. G Holswich 8 42172 Call Illusion 18.06.............................L Ahern 9 15578 Sedgebrook Skite 18.19......................F Kite 10 56877 Shame On Eamon nwtd J W &........... C Brid 8 2.14pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR C1 C1, 305m 1 67744 Booze Up nwtd..........................J McInerney 2 78687 Tricky Paula 17.39.........................K Jackson 3 36667 Homebush Wild nwtd.................J McInerney 4 78886 Tui Hotlips nwtd......................... S Gommans 5 38464 Mrs. Bouquet 18.22........................J Harland 6 74565 Exact Master 17.90............................ B Hunt 7 54854 Homebush Jem 17.82................J McInerney 8 76376 Frizzle Frazzle nwtd..........................T Agent 9 63788 Gina Mac 17.71...........................J McArthur 10 77858 Red Hot Dutch 18.26...................S Drysdale 9 2.32pm WANGANUI SECURITY C1 C1, 305m 1 311 Scott No Money 18.38 U &......... McCracken 2 86854 Homebush Mell 17.78................J McInerney 3 47861 Calm Rita 18.41.......................... B Johnston 4 78753 Kurohara nwtd J W &.......................... C Brid 5 54654 Bella Sienna 17.77.....................J McInerney 6 56463 Jimmy The Buck 18.03................. P Denbee 7 58541 Sedgebrook Lad 18.30........................F Kite 8 38378 Random Act 17.80.......................S Drysdale 9 72888 Sand Queen 17.84.................... S Gommans

10 77885 Missy Macabre 17.99.....................A Speight 10 2.49pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 C1, 520m 1 86236 Homebush Fraser 30.72............J McInerney 2 24615 Sammy James 30.53........................L Ahern 3 33426 Hear Hare Here 30.89......................L Ahern 4 76227 Shodsie 30.32 U &...................... McCracken 5 66124 Hey You nwtd......................................W Kite 6 35362 That’s King 30.61........................ B Hodgson 7 12678 Homebush Chopper nwtd..........J McInerney 8 64428 Rollem Up Joany 31.07.............J McInerney 9 86364 Sharkie’s Dream 30.33....................S Maher 10 43655 Lucylicious 30.79..............................T Agent 11 3.07pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C1, 305m 1 51286 Sisal nwtd...................................B Goldsack 2 22745 Imperative 17.68......................... B Johnston 3 42285 Phantom Haka 18.11.................J McInerney 4 48787 Homebush Layla 18.16............. S Gommans 5 32623 Showtime Addis 18.02.......................D Little 6 77882 Cyclone Six 18.00 B &.................. G Atwood 7 66774 Gunna Excite 18.03 L &...................... Morris 8 45641 Homebush Alex (c2) 17.90........J McInerney Emergencies: 9 15578 Sedgebrook Skite 18.19......................F Kite 10 87765 Nuts For Sure 17.83................... B Johnston 12 3.25pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C2 C2, 305m 1 x1175 Red Herring 17.90.......................J McArthur 2 34411 Big Token (c3) nwtd...................J McInerney 3 42411 Boss Man Sloy 17.87........................L Ahern 4 88821 Thunda Thighs 17.60.................J McInerney 5 53432 My Little Oah 17.77...................J McInerney 6 78578 Cawbourne Tina 17.86......................... L Bell 7 43623 Yaldhurst Edward 17.81.............J McInerney 8 71144 Homebush Coco 17.83..............J McInerney 9 32724 Cawbourne Reeah nwtd............J McInerney

By Mike Hedge Obsessions, by definition, are curious things. Lloyd Williams has one, and it is, indeed, curious. For more than 30 years, Williams has devoted himself to winning Melbourne Cups. And while he’s not in the Bart Cummings class, he’s been good at it. Four since 1981, including yesterday’s with Green Moon, is a record only Cummings and Lee Freedman have improved on. But Williams has probably gone to more

extraordinary lengths than either of them to win Australia’s greatest race. From the late 1990s he did his best to corner the market in the stock of the wonderful New Zealand-based stallion Zabeel. Williams regularly had dozens of them running around on his farm and in his stables. Mostly the Zabeel experiment was folly, although it produced Efficient, Williams’ third Cup winner in 2007, the Sydney Cup winner Gallic and the unbeaten racehorse and successful sire, Reset. In the beginning Williams employed public trainers to prepare his horses.

Tommy Smith trained his first Cup winner Just A Dash in 1981 and John Meagher trained 1985 winner What A Nuisance. By the time of Efficient’s win he was employing private trainers - and regularly un-employing them. With Zabeel now a pensioner, Williams has turned to Europe to indulge his Cup preoccupation, becoming something of an authority on northern bloodstock. Williams wasn’t on course yesterday. For a man who has spent many, many millions on his obsession with the Melbourne Cup, that seems particularly curious. - AAP

Waikato RC fields, form, riders Waikato RC Venue: Paeroa Meeting Date : 07 Nov 2012 NZ Meeting number : 3 Doubles : 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7 1 1.30pm (NZT) VISIT WHITIANGA RATING 65 2100 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2100m 1 78D59 D’Llaro dm (7) 59........................ L Satherley 2 15444 Danvega h (3) 58.5........................M Tanaka 3 74717 Viking Chief (8) 58.5.................. M D Plessis 4 6x970 Skai Glen t (4) 56.5...........S Shirahama (a2) 5 519x5 Miss Jaydeejay t (2) 56.............. M Cameron 6 3L674 Gleeson dm (12) 56........................ A Calder 7 x5701 Supreme Lady (6) 57.5.................... C Grylls 8 89040 Sneaky Shan d (10) 55.5......... P Turner (a1) 9 54057 Charlie’s Angel d (9) 55...................S Collett 10 92258 Beverley Beck (1) 55....................T Thornton 11 54752 Pocket Of Aces (5) 54.5................... S Spratt 12 00Px Tamara Storm (11) 54.................... R Norvall 2 2.05pm HISTORIC IMPERIAL MAIDEN 1150 $7000, MDN, 1150m 1 23239 C’mon (12) 58.5.......................... L Satherley 2 435x Sound Barrier 58.5........................ Scratched 3 764x6 Hidden Knight (5) 58.5...................... L Innes 4 5x32 Captain Oblivious b (11) 57........... V Colgan 5 Perfect Flow (7) 57.........................J Waddell 6 6x35 Question (13) 56.5..................... M D Plessis 7 448 Eveready (6) 56.5........................... A Calder 8 050x Pure Grace (10) 56.5..................M Sweeney 9 47x78 Big Bang Baby (9) 56.5................... M Wenn 10 8x Go Sheryl (14) 56.5......................... S Spratt 11 24765 Pacific Choice (1) 55.........S Shirahama (a2) 12 4 Rio Rose (4) 55..........................M Coleman 13 206x0 Catalma (8) 55................................. C Grylls 14 9 Clubs Choice (3) 55.....................T Thornton 15 29779 Riva Ballerina (2) 56.5 16 089x8 Leana Me 56.5.............................. Scratched Emergencies: Riva Ballerina, Leana Me 3 2.40pm CAMPBELLS STEAK N ALE HOUSE RATING 65 1150 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1150m 1 2564x Ebony Dream td (4) 59....... J Whiteside (a3)

1 521 Shape Up (1) 59...............S Shirahama (a2) 2 710x Game Changer t (7) 58.5.............C Dell (a2) 3 7179x Wrecking Crew (5) 58.5.......... A Forbes (a1) 4 75x18 Veronica m (8) 57.................... P Turner (a1) 5 13x89 Auspicious (3) 56.5.................... M D Plessis 6 0x469 Lady Carolyn td (6) 56.....................N Harris 7 2x0x6 Mytsharp (4) 56...........................T Thornton 8 59088 Diamonds In Time t (2) 54...............S Collett 5 3.50pm BARBARA ANDERSON FAMILY TRUST RATING 75 1350 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1350m 1 1711x Red Dragon (15) 59................. P Turner (a1) 2 3281x Powerplaya (1) 58.5....................M Coleman 3 04319 Wai Not m (6) 58.5.......................C Lammas 4 531x5 Via Veneto (3) 57.5........................J Waddell 5 0x231 Nine Pin (4) 57.5............................... L Innes 6 7228x Essaouira b (11) 57.........................N Harris 7 1224x Sophia’s Dream b (12) 57.......... M Cameron 8 39180 Nearly Stolen m (16) 55.5 9 180x0 Silver City m (10) 55...................... V Colgan 10 40120 Pogue m (8) 55.................... R Hutchings (a) 11 61x13 Billie Jean King (5) 54.5................... C Grylls 12 x159x Designacat (9) 54........................... A Calder 13 10x18 Miss Construe tdm (13) 54........ M D Plessis 14 4116x Shan’s Joy t (7) 54....... A Forbes (a1) 15 1500x All In Bluff (14) 54............................ S Spratt 16 93100 Rioaviador (2) 54.........................C Dell (a2) 6 4.25pm HOTEL IMPERIAL MAIDEN $7000, 1350m 1 55205 Bucks Back (16) 58.5..................... V Colgan 2 406x St Kazak (10) 58.5.......................... A Calder 3 95x Danny The Imp (15) 57 4 9 Ivenoida (2) 57..................................S Doyle 5 x3624 Easy Street 56.5........................... Scratched 6 34x6x Keepaway (3) 56.5...................... L Satherley 7 08535 I’m A Taart (7) 56.5.................... M Cameron 8 25x59 Secret Love 56.5........................... Scratched 9 746x4 La Grande Dame (8) 56.5..............J Waddell Trudy Thornton rides Passionate in 10 4300x Lasting Touch 56.5........................ Scratched 11 Little Butterfly (13) 56.5.................... L Innes the $12,000 Imperial In Thames, last 12 0x Smuckers 56.5.............................. Scratched on the card at Waikato today 13 Flamboyant (1) 55...................... M D Plessis

2 76804 Head Honcho tm (7) 58.5................ S Spratt 3 99412 Pippa h (5) 57.5.............................M Tanaka 4 50x40 Queen Of Rock tdm (1) 57.5......... R Norvall 5 810x0 I’m Maveric (2) 56.5.............. M Cheung (a4) 6 x4203 Cassie May (3) 56.......................M Coleman 7 1260. Fine Line b (6) 56........................C Dell (a2) 8 x475x Ishimine (8) 56........................... M Cameron 4 3.15pm PENINSULA MOTEL RATING 65 1350 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1350m

14 69x Let’s Divorce (5) 55............... M Cheung (a4) 15 8 Maeve Davone (4) 55...................... C Grylls 16 7 Picture Perfect (12) 55................... R Norvall 17 0 McMammal 57.............................. Scratched 18 508. Timely Magic (11) 56.5 19 806x0 Resume (14) 56.5.............S Shirahama (a2) 20 089x8 Leana Me 56.5.............................. Scratched 21 x0x70 Volcanic Activity (9) 58.5 22 x00x0 Rodinsky (6) 58.5 Emergencies: McMammal, Timely Magic, Resume, Leana Me, Volcanic Activity, Rodinsky 7 5.00pm THE IMPERIAL IN THAMES F&M MAIDEN 1670 $12,000, MDN F&M, 1670m 1 6253x Grande Bellezza b (5) 57.5............ V Colgan 2 x2432 Istis Lass b (9) 57.5................... M Cameron 3 55433 Bailey’s Rule (8) 57.5............. M McNab (a1) 4 0x466 Society Ruler (10) 57.5............. K Joyce (a4) 5 Lovin Connection (7) 57.5..............J Waddell 6 8670x Toppick (4) 57.5...........................C Lammas 7 39 Delta Rose (6) 56...................... M D Plessis 8 457 Best In Show (2) 56........................ A Calder 9 85 Passionate (3) 56.........................T Thornton

10 00 Unstoppable (1) ....................L Satherley Blinkers on : Rioaviador (R5), Volcanic Activity (R6) Blinkers off : Skai Glen, Beverley Beck (R1), Toppick (R7) Winkers on : Miss Construe (R5), Passionate (R7) Winkers off : Rioaviador (R5), Volcanic Activity (R6) Pacifiers on : Unstoppable (R7) SELECTIONS

Race 1: Miss Jaydeejay, Supreme Lady, Charlie’s Angel Race 2: Pacific Choice, Captain Oblivious, Rio Rose, C’mon Race 3: Fine Line, Head Honcho, Ebony Dream Race 4: Auspicious, Shape Up, Game Changer, Lady Carolyn Race 5: Nine Pin, Sophia’s Dream, Wai Not, Essaouira Race 6: La Grande Dame, Flamboyant, St Kazak, Let’s Divorce Race 7: Istis Lass, Grande Bellezza, Best In Show

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Guardian

ALL THE SPORTS DRAWS AND RESULTS P13 | ROUGHIES AND IRISH-BRED HORSES DOMINATE MELBOURNE CUP P15

ABs ‘vulnerable to pressure’

From the sideline

Fans may miss out

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We sincerely hope it happens. It’s not a definite ‘no’.

By Michael Brown Rugby fans are still in danger of missing out on seeing the All Blacks play Italy next weekend, which would be the first time in the professional era an All Blacks match hasn’t been screened live on television. Sky TV are still locked in negotiations with an international brokerage company which is negotiating on behalf of the Italy Rugby Union to get the rights to broadcast the match live. They remain hopeful of reaching a deal, not least of all because of the public fallout if Sky didn’t show an All Blacks match live. Sky TV yesterday released their rugby broadcasting schedule for the rest of the year, and the All Blacks’ match with Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Rome is conspicuous by its absence. Sky spokeswoman Kirsty Way said the fee, which Sky base on potential viewership the match brings, was the stumbling point. “It’s certainly fair value for the match,” Way said. “We are passionate about sport, love the All Blacks and we know our viewers do, too, so we really hope we can bring it to them. “We don’t have the rights secured at the moment but we’re still trying. “We sincerely hope it happens. It’s not a definite ‘no’. “We would have preferred to have this signed off a month or so ago, and we had the other matches [on

tour] a long time ago, but it’s not uncommon to do something in the last week or days. “We’ve even done deals on the day of the match as well. “We will be trying right up to kick-off to bring the match to our customers.” Way said the last time the broadcast of an All Blacks match was threatened was during the 2001 end-of-year tour, when Telstra Clear acquired the rights but got into difficulty and ended up selling the rights to Sky. She couldn’t recall an instance when Sky didn’t show an All Blacks match live in the professional era. Sky are showing only two of the New Zealand Maori’s three games on their upcoming northern tour. The match against Canada at Oxford University on November 23 is not being broadcast by anyone, and the terms of the opening match against Leicester on November 13 means Sky can’t show it until 48 hours later. Sky announced yesterday they will broadcast live the All Whites international against China in Shanghai on November 15 (12.30am NZT).  - APNZ

By Patrick McKendry The All Blacks have undergone an unpleasant video debrief of their recent disappointment against Australia, and are keen to move on from a result which ruined their winning run. For their next opponents, Scotland, however, the opposite is true. In a bid to boost his charges’ morale for Monday morning’s test at Murrayfield against the All Blacks, a team they have never beaten, Scotland coach Andy Robinson instructed the team’s video analyst to put together a package of lowlights from the men in black. The Scotsman newspaper reported Robinson’s scheme this week, suggesting it was “an attempt to humanise the world leaders and highlight how they remain vulnerable to pressure”. The newspaper did not say how many matches Robinson’s man had to trawl through to gather enough content for his horror show, but there is every chance the All Blacks’ 18-18 draw in Brisbane a fortnight ago will get a good airing. The try-less test was tough enough for All Blacks supporters to watch live, so it was likely to have been doubly painful viewing for the team as they gathered in their Edinburgh hotel to get it out of their system. After all, it was at Murrayfield that the All Blacks were supposed to be setting a new world record of consecutive test wins among tier one nations. Lock Sam Whitelock has confirmed the match video was tough to watch. “There were a number of things photo ap Sam Whitelock: “There were a number of things that accumulated and it wasn’t just one person or one area. and definitely didn’t help our overall game.”

“There were a number of things that accumulated and definitely didn’t help our overall game,” he told media in Edinburgh. “There are some big learnings for us coming out of it - obviously we didn’t play the way that we’d like to and we know we can, so we went over a number of things and carried on from there really.” Coach Steve Hansen gave his forwards a blast before the Argentina match in Buenos Aires in the recent Rugby Championship for what he considered substandard work, especially at the breakdown area, in the previous test against the Springboks in Dunedin. If he remains consistent, his pack will get another this week. His complaints in September were about a lack of aggression in the cleanout area which meant slow ball and a subsequent lack of time and space for his backs. What followed at La Plata was one of the most complete performances of the year from his team. This time he has already identified the set piece as being below par, according to Whitelock. “Our set piece was very poor and that just didn’t give us an opportunity to attack at all so it’s something we’ve got to make sure we nail over the next few weeks.” The cleanout could also do with a clean-up, with Hansen already highlighting the Scottish pack’s size. There is still a question mark over big Sale lock Richie Gray, who has a persistent ankle injury, but Hansen’s words could be just the challenge the All Blacks’ pack need to lift their game. If they don’t the very least they can expect is another painful video - APNZ session.

What is this person famous for?

Who said it? “Cricket - a game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity.”

Today’s sports trivia question Name the New Zealand who bowled 12 wides against Zimbabwe at Napier in 1996?

Give us your caption ...

Half-time with . . .

Adam Greaney Adam Greaney and croquet pairs partner Andrew Hawthorne won the Mid Canterbury secondary school tournament at the weekend and head to Timaru tonight to battle other qualifiers from South Canterbury and Oamaru for the right to represent Aorangi at the New Zealand championships in Palmerston North next year. Here Greaney takes time out to answer some questions for the Guardian.

How easy was it to learn? Not easy at all. Just trying to get the ball through the hoop is a lot harder than it looks. You really have to learn how to put the right weight into the shot.

think you will go? We won a tournament earlier in the year that featured South Canterbury and Oamaru entries so we should go all right. A year ago when I started playing I had no idea that this would be possible.

statement? Not really true. A lot of older people do play the game but younger people like me can get along and play. Our whole PE class is still playing. It’s a bit of fun and we get to hang out with our mates.

Afternoon tea is a big part of the sport, what is your treat of choice? Ginger Kisses.

What other sports to you play? Rugby, so a bit of a contrast in sporting choices.

Croquet is labelled by some as an “old-person” sport, how would you respond to that

You’re heading to the regional qualifier tonight, how do you

How many Weetbix can you do? Six.

If you could only eat one thing what would it be? Oddfellows

Today’s answers:

What is the last book you read, film you watched and favourite song? I Am Not Esther by Fleur Beale, Wrath of the Titans, Sweet Child of Mine by Guns and Roses. If you only had $20 what would you spend it on? A feed of fish and chips or Maccas.

Mystery person: Diego Dominguez was born in Argentina, but moved to his mother’s homeland, Italy, where he made his mark with the Azzuri. He has played in three World Cups, and is one of only five players to have scored more than 1000 test points. Quote: Lord Mancroft Trivia question: Robert Kennedy

How did you get into croquet? In PE at school last year. It was just one of the activities that came up and our class all got into it. Then we got signed up to play in the tournament and ended up going well.

Send your caption to steve.d@theguardian.co.nz Best of the week will be published in Saturday’s Guardian

Photo Kirsty Graham 061112-TM-018

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Guardian Weather

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

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RANGIORA

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DARFIELD

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Rakaia

ASHBURTON

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TIMARU

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Waimate

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ka

Canterbury High Country

TODAY

TODAY

NZ Today

13 OVERNIGHT MIN 2

MAX

20 OVERNIGHT MIN 5

MAX

21 OVERNIGHT MIN 8

MAX

21 OVERNIGHT MIN 8

Midnight Tonight

ia

Wind less than km/h 30

MAX

SATURDAY: Fine, high cloud. Northeasterlies prevailing.

AKAROA

Ra

Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Fine with morning cloud and frosts. Light winds.

FRIDAY: Fine, high cloud. Northeast, chance northwester.

13

LINCOLN

Ashburton Forecast TOMORROW: Fine, morning frosts. Light winds.

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TOMORROW Fine, with morning frosts. Northeasterlies about the coast, light winds inland.

FRIDAY Fine, with high cloud at times. Northeasterlies may turn northwest for a time.

morning min max

fine fine fine fine showers fine fine fine fine fine fine fine fine

Fine with areas of morning cloud and frost. Light winds.

NZ Situation

The high over the country recedes to northern New Zealand on Friday and Saturday as a trough moves east across the Tasman Sea. A low develops west of Fiordland over the weekend, and the trough becomes slow-moving, while the ridge persists over the North Island.

FZL: Rising to 1800m

Fine with early morning frosts. However, isolated afternoon and evening showers about the divide. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: S breeze.

TOMORROW

FZL: Rising to 3000m

Mainly fine with morning frosts, but morning and evening cloud along the divide. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: S dying out.

FRIDAY Fine apart from cloud near the divide. Northwesterlies developing.

SATURDAY

SATURDAY

Fine with high cloud. Northwesterlies inland may spread to the coast.

Mainly fine, but cloud and drizzle near the divide. Northwesterlies, rising to gale about the tops and exposed valleys.

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

Mainly fine. Northeasterlies near the coast, northwesterlies inland dying out.

Some rain or drizzle near the divide, brief falls possible further east. Northwesterlies dying away.

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River Levels

cumecs

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 9:45 am, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 12:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 9:15 am, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 9:00 am, yesterday

195.3 10.5 14.5 130.4

Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings

to 4pm yesterday

max

Ashburton Airport

Temperatures °C

Rainfall mm

min grass 16 hour Nov 2012 min to date to date

Wind km/h

max gust

10.1

4.1

3.5

1.8

29.2 675.5

S 37

Christchurch Airport 11.4

5.0

4.3

0.2

7.0 586.6

S 41

Timaru Airport

3.2

0.2

22.6 557.0

E 26

Average

19.3

Average

7.9

18.8

8.0

11.6

Average

5.8

17.6

5.4

6.0

15

587

10

547

12

436

Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3

Wednesday

6

9 noon 3

6

9 pm am 3

6

Thursday 9 noon 3

6

9 pm am 3

6

Friday

9 noon 3

6

9 pm

2 1 0

4:35

10:52 5:11 11:19 5:25 11:43 6:00 12:07 6:15 12:33 6:47 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 6:06 am Set 8:28 pm

Bad

Bad fishing

Rise 2:01 am Set 12:42 pm

Last quarter

7 Nov

1:37 pm

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Rise 6:05 am Set 8:29 pm

Bad

Bad fishing

Rise 2:31 am Set 1:46 pm

New moon

14 Nov 11:09 am www.ofu.co.nz

Rise 6:04 am Set 8:30 pm

Bad

Bad fishing

Rise 3:00 am Set 2:53 pm

First quarter

21 Nov 3:33 am

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