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Muslims reach out By Susan Sandys

Ashburton’s Muslim community is reaching out to fellow residents of Mid Canterbury and holding an open day at their mosque. Ashburton Muslim Association president Mohamed Diab said the open day, this coming Sunday from midday to 4pm,

would be to show appreciation following the outpouring of support in the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack. It was also to increase the connection between Muslim community members and other residents of the district, explaining the Muslim culture and faith, showing the mosque inside and explaining about how its spaces are used, and having children

meet each other and get to know each other. Diab said he had always felt welcomed in Mid Canterbury, where he works as an industrial electrician at Silver Fern Farms. While there was a good community connection already in Mid Canterbury, he and fellow Muslims wanted to build on that and answer any questions people may have.

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“Some people know about the mosque being there, but they have never seen the inside, they just see it from the front,” Diab said.



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Counting down to The Globe By Susan Sandys

Big Little Theatre Company pupils are counting down to the trip of lifetime. In just 12 weeks they head off to the Globe Theatre in London, where they will undertake one week of Shakespeare training. The group of 15 young thespians will also take to the streets and busk in Brighton, and undertake theatre workshops in Coventry and Bath. Shakespeare’s birthplace at Stratford-on-Avon is on their itinerary, as is watching two Shakespeare performances and other plays and musicals on what are considered by many as the best stages in the world. Big Little kids have gone all out and raised about $40,000, towards a target of $60,000, towards the trip. It is enough to cover half the costs, and many of the pupils who are going on the tour have also taken on part-time jobs. Parent Kim Solly said further fundraisers planned included selling cheese rolls and a holiday-home raffle, and she and other parents were on the lookout for further fundraising opportunities. “To date we have picked potatoes, hosted and performed a murder mystery, Sparrows fashion show at the annual Masonic Lodge concert, catered at the motorhome show, hosted a car rally throughout Mid Canterbury, and have run many raffles,” Solly said. Shakesperience presented by Big Little at

Trott’s Gardens on March 31 had been a huge success, raising about $3500 after costs. It was hoped the event would become an annual one. “Over 200 attended and we were extremely proud of the Big Little Theatre Company actors performing their pieces very ably throughout the afternoon, some of them performing their pieces five times,” she said. The gardens had provided a perfect frame, and Ashburton Trust Event Centre personnel had done a sterling job getting sound equipment to some areas. “It would be amazing in future if we could get sound to all 11 performance spaces throughout the garden,” Solly said. “The work was put together in just six weeks of drama classes and two full days of rehearsals in the gardens. This was our first attempt at such logistically difficult work and we are very happy with how it went, there is always room for improvement and we will make some changes next time to streamline the experience.” The company’s next performance is Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, to star younger company members and stage at the end of November. “This will be a great opportunity for our older company members to assist our director, Jackie Heffernan, in the direction of a Shakespeare play, and our younger actors to perform, sharing their newly acquired knowledge from their Globe Theatre training,” Solly said.

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Injured 12-year-old girl now stable after surgery NZME A 12-year-old girl found seriously injured at an alleged murder scene in Wellington is now in a stable condition after receiving surgery. The girl was found in the same bedroom as the body of a 52-year-

old woman at an address in Lemnos Avenue, Karori, on Friday afternoon. A 30-year-old man faced a charge of murder in Wellington District Court on Saturday morning. He has interim name suppression. The girl had surgery in Welling-

ing the death of a woman at a Lemnos Ave property. Police were alerted to the incident at around 1.10pm, and found the woman’s body on arrival. The 30-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder. Police have said they are not

ton Hospital overnight Friday for injuries that police have not specified. Capital & Coast District Health Board said yesterday the girl was now in a stable condition in a ward. A homicide investigation was launched on Friday night follow-

seeking anyone else in relation to the incident. The man is alleged to have killed the victim between April 4 and 5. He was remanded without plea to reappear in the High Court at Wellington on April 30. Police said the accused lived on Lemnos Avenue.


Dentists keep it in the family By Linda Clarke

Michael Holdaway will have to get permission from the boss next time he takes annual leave. Luckily, he won’t have to look far. The Ashburton dentist has sold his practice to a colleague he has been mentoring and Arun Velusamy took over the reins on Friday. Michael will continue to work as a dentist for three days a week, continuing to develop his interest in implant supported dentures while also following a long-held calling to be a local priest in the Anglican Church. He will work under Bishop Peter Carrell and Mid Canterbury archdeacon, Reverend Joan Clark, with his wife Mary Jo. The couple took time away from their practice, Dentistry on Parkside, last year to train at St John’s theological college in Auckland. Michael said he wasn’t quite ready to leave dentistry but there was an opportunity to join the church that he couldn’t refuse. And that in turn, had presented an opportunity for Arun, who joined the practice as a dentist eight years ago. Arun said the practice had been expanding when he arrived and he saw Michael as a forward-thinking clinician, who became his mentor. The rural practice provided plenty of variety and he and his

Arun and Alar Velusamy with Mary Jo and Michael Holdaway outside the dental practice that has passed from one pair of safe hands to another. PHOTO LINDA CLARKE 030419-LC-0042 family, wife Alar and children Desna, 8, and Arjunn, 5, had grown to love Ashburton. “The aim of the practice, in the past, present and future, is to have all the services under one roof so people don’t have to travel, and trying to be up to date while keep-

an annual event at Parkside. Michael says Arun’s feel for his community and family values made it an easy sale. “That has been an important aspect of Dentistry on Parkside and we wanted to pass it on. It is a different ethos to the corporates,

ing dentistry affordable.” While Michael was on study leave last year, he committed the practice to a day of free dental care for people struggling financially. He intends the free dental day, part of a nationwide programme by dentists, to become


I wanted it to remain a local family-owned business.” Michael came to Ashburton in 1990, purchasing the practice from Alan McIntosh and working with well-known dentists Harry Hill and Ted Wood. Michael worked from rooms opposite the Ashburton Police Station then at Ashburton Hospital, before buying a house on the corner of Havelock and Park streets and converting it into dental practice rooms. Thirteen staff currently work there, including three dentists and an oral therapist. Michael said he grew the practice with the aim of providing for every dental need in Ashburton, so people wouldn’t have to travel for specialist services. “That led to us doing extra training for surgical placement of implants and Arun developing a special interest in orthodontics and intravenous sedation.” The increasing use of the latest dental technology has also been important and Michael said advances over the past 30 years had improved the outcome for patients. “Dental materials especially have changed, particularly regarding the ability to bond to teeth more effectively. We really can do that quite well.” He said a big pleasure over that time, in one practice, was also the friendships he had formed with patients.


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Call to choose diversity Muslims By Michael Neilson NZME

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called on New Zealanders to continue to “choose” a diverse and welcoming country in the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attacks. Speaking at Auckland’s 20th International Cultural Festival yesterday, Ardern said the multicultural multi-faith event was precisely what made New Zealand the inclusive place it was. “Over the past three weeks I have felt the absolute depths of sadness, but I have also felt the depths of pride,” she said. “Pride to have been in the privileged position of leading a country that has chosen to respond to a dark tragedy in the way that it has. “If I have been reminded of anything these past three weeks, it is that we are an incredibly lucky country. “Lucky to have the diversity we have, 200 ethnicities, 160 languages. We are lucky to be an inclusive, empathetic and compassionate place.” Those characteristics happened by choice, not chance,

Ratan Kumar holding his 16-month-old baby girl Ananya said Jacinda Ardern has been an amazing leader since the Christchurch mosque attacks.  PHOTO MICHAEL NEILSON Ardern said. “Every choice someone makes to come to a festival like this, to learn about another culture, to experience the simple act of trying out a different food, seeing a different form of

dance, hearing a different language, that is a choice, to open yourselves up to another culture, ethnicity and to diversity.” The festival was started 20 years ago by members of Auckland’s former refugee com-

munity, and held at the War Memorial Park in Mt Roskill, home to one of New Zealand’s largest Muslim populations. “They decided this is the kind of event Auckland needs, the kind New Zealand needs,” Ardern said. After she spoke, Ardern briefly mingled with the crowd, with dozens of people rushing to meet her and snap selfies. One of them was Aucklander Ratan Kumar, who claimed a prized selfie while holding his 16-month-old baby girl Ananya. His five-year-old daughter who couldn’t be there was a “huge fan”, he said. “Having two young daughters it is very special having a strong female leader like her.” Kumar, who is Hindu and originally from India, said her leadership since the attacks had been “amazing” and very comforting to migrant communities who had been feeling fearful. “The way she has handled the terrible situation has been amazing, and shows the rest of the world how to lead.”

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From P1 There will be a prayer at 12.30pm where visitors are welcome to watch or participate. There will also be a garden planting. Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon has raised $1000 for plants, and had additional support from nearby garden centre Lushingtons. “We were all shocked by the events in Christchurch last month,” Falloon said. “Many people in our community are grieving the loss of family members and friends. The outpouring of support for our local Muslim community has been incredible, from the moving vigil attended by a huge crowd in the Domain, through to the loving tributes left outside the Masjid in Tinwald.” He encouraged everyone to come along to the open day at the Ashburton Masjid, located on State Highway One. “If you have one, bring a trowel, and some gloves, and help us plant a new garden to offer a bright and lasting reminder of the support and love in our community,” Falloon said. Respectful dress is expected and women are advised to cover hair and shoulders. Head cover will be provided if required. Light snacks and drinks will be available.

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In brief Volunteer workshop A free workshop on mental health and well-being for volunteers and managers of volunteers is to be held on Tuesday. Volunteering Mid and South Canterbury Mid Canterbury Co-ordinator Dellwyn Moylan said volunteers needed to look after themselves so they could help others. “Whenever you fly you will hear the air crew in their safety briefing tell you to put on your own oxygen mask first,” Moylan said. “If you don’t look after yourself you may not be able to look after others.” The workshop will be facilitated by Community and Public Health health promoter Pup Chamberlain. It will cover wellness, reflection, sleep and storytelling. Registrations close on Monday, and registration forms are at Community House Mid Canterbury, 44 Cass Street, Ashburton. Volunteering Mid and South Canterbury can be contacted at volmidcant@gmail. com, (03)308-1237.

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Clouds of colour were a fun obstacle for participants in the colour run.



Splash of colour for charity By Susan Sandys

About 600 smiling faces emerged from bright clouds of colour at the third Get Coloured at Lake Hood yesterday. Organisers were thrilled to raise more than $10,000 for CanInspire Charitable Trust, which runs free jewellery and fish-fly making workshops for those who are going through illness or trauma.

“It went amazingly,” said event co-ordinator Liz Wells yesterday. The weather held out and temperatures climbed to double digits by mid-morning, setting the scene for a successful event. The 600 participants doing the five-kilometre track ranged from babies in front packs to grandparents. Spot prizes, raffles and a silent auction were held in association, and there was one race-placing


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prize awarded – to the person who came last. Wells said the feedback from those who did the run/walk was overwhelming, with everyone reporting having had a fantastic time. There had been about 70 personnel at 12 colour stations along the track, who had just as much fun in their role of tossing colour over participants. The final stretch leading up

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to the finish archway was called the Rainbow Road, and here all the individual colours thrown out separately at the previous stations formed one psychedelic concoction. Major sponsor Canterbury Long Run Roofing provided the Rainbow Road personnel, who proved to be particularly dedicated to their task. “You just couldn’t avoid them,” Wells said.

Burglars smashed their way into The Mower Shop – Ashburton yesterday afternoon and made off with chainsaws and other equipment. The business’ manager was alerted to the theft when its alarm went off. They arrived to find the front door open and its glass pane smashed. They are now hoping anyone with any information will contact the Ashburton Police about the broad daylight theft. Stolen was five Oleo-Mac chainsaws, two line trimmers and a LawnMaster water blaster.

Speedway casualty There was a casualty resulting from an accident on the track at the Ashburton Speedway yesterday afternoon. St John escorted a patient with moderate injuries to Ashburton Hospital about 3pm.

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‘Our country is full’ AP Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump has insisted the US immigration system is overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican border. Trump, making a renewed push for border security as a central campaign issue for his 2020 re-election, participated in a briefing on immigration and border security in Calexico before viewing a 3.2km see-through steel-slat barrier that was a long-planned replacement for an older barrier — and not new wall. “There is indeed an emergency on our southern border,” Trump said at the briefing, adding that there has been a sharp uptick in illegal crossings. “It’s a colossal surge and it’s overwhelming our immigration system, and we can’t let that happen. ... We can’t take you anymore. We can’t take you. Our country is full.” As Air Force One touched down in the state, California and 19 other states that are suing Trump over his emergency declaration to build a border wall requested a court order to stop money from being diverted to fund the project. But Trump, who ratcheted up his hard-line immigration rhetoric in recent weeks, declared that his move, which included vetoing a congressional vote, was necessary. House Democrats have filed a lawsuit preventing Trump from spending more money than Congress has approved to erect barriers along the southwestern border. Congress approved just under US$1.4 billion ($2.1b) for work on border barricades. Trump has asserted he can use his powers as chief executive to transfer an additional US$6.7b to wall construction. Trump, who earlier in the week threatened to shut down the border over the high numbers of migrants trying to enter the US, earlier appeared to walk back his comment. He said at the weekend that it was because Mexico had gotten tougher in stopping an influx of immigrants from moving north. “Mexico has been absolutely terrific for the last four days,” the president said. “I

A Coronation Street first Coronation Street has cast its first black family, with the Baileys moving to the street later this year. Coronation Street producer Iain MacLeod announced the addition of Dad Edison (Trevor Michael Georges), known as Ed, and Mum Aggie (Lorna Laidlaw), both in their 50s, and their two sons Michael (Ryan Russell) and James (Nathan Graham). Not only are they the first family of colour, their storyline will also tackle homosexuality in football thanks to James, a promising footballer who is dealing with coming out. Producer Iain MacLeod said he was “really excited” to introduce the new family and was confident the audience would love them. President Donald Trump speaks as he visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, California. PHOTO AP never changed my mind at all. I may shut it down at some point.” The president’s visit came a day after he withdrew his nominee to lead US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Longtime border official Ron Vitiello appeared to be cruising toward confirmation, but Trump said he wanted to go in a “tougher direction”. Trump, as he so often does, mixed fact with fiction when warning of the threat at the border. When complaining about the Flores legal settlement that governs treatment of migrant children and families, he blamed “Judge Flores, whoever you may be.” But Flores was an unaccompanied 15-year-old girl from El Salvador. He also downplayed the claims of people seeking asylum at the border, declaring without evidence that many are gang members while comparing some of their efforts to find safety in the US to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

“It’s a scam, it’s a hoax,” Trump said. “I know about hoaxes. I just went through a hoax.” As the president showed off the renovated section of the barrier, a balloon depicting Trump as a baby floated further down the border. And as Trump landed in California, the state’s governor ripped the president’s push for Congress to pass legislation that would tighten asylum rules to make it harder for people to qualify. “Since our founding, this country has been a place of refuge — a safe haven for people fleeing tyranny, oppression and violence. His words show a total disregard of the Constitution, our justice system, and what it means to be an American,” said Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. Trump has been increasingly exasperated at his inability to halt the swelling number of migrants entering the US, including thousands who have been released after arriving because border officials have no space for them.


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Jagger doing well A representative for Mick Jagger has confirmed the Rolling Stone frontman is “doing very well” after undergoing medical treatment. The treatment has been widely reported to be a heart valve replacement procedure, though Jagger’s representative, publicist Fran Curtis, declined to comment beyond the fact that he is “expected to make a full recovery”. “Thank you everyone for all your messages of support,” Jagger tweeted. “I’m feeling much better now and on the mend – and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job.”

Explosion rocks Paris as fire blazes through flats AP

A firefighter stands in front of a burning residential building in Paris. PHOTO PARIS FIRE DEPT VIA AP

An explosion has rocked a set of flats in Paris as a fast-moving fire ravaged the residential building on the northern edge of the French capital. Firefighters spokesman Gabriel Plus says there are no known victims in the blaze that moved through four floors of the large modern structure. Teams are searching for potential victims. Video on social media shows an explosion rocking the building after the fire broke out. The spokesman told BFMTV that it is too early to know the origin of the fire. He said it began on both the outside and inside of the building and raged through the third through sixth floors. He did not clarify. The building has two elevator shafts, which typically can spread flames. Paris recorded its deadliest fire in a decade earlier this year, when a blaze in a posh western district killed 10 people in February. Arson was suspected.

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New song goes viral These days Billy Ray Cyrus is known more as “Miley’s dad”. It has been years since he had a mainstream hit on his hands but now a collaboration with Lil Nas X has sent him to the top of the charts and attracted an unlikely legion of fans along the way. Cyrus sent a tweet to Lil Nas X after Billboard decided that the rapper’s song, Old Town Road, was “not country enough” to be on its Hot Country chart, reports Billboard said the song “does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version” despite its twanging banjo.


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A splash of colour About 600 smiling faces emerged from bright clouds of colour at the third Get Coloured at Lake Hood yesterday, which raised more than $10,000 for CanInspire Charitable Trust. Guardian photographer Heather Mackenzie was there.



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Shows draw big crowds Two high profile touring shows are set to draw big crowds into the Ashburton Trust Event Centre next week. Cats – The Musical is on its biggest New Zealand tour ever. Being brought to this country by arrangement with Origin Theatrical in Australia on behalf of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group, this new production of the hit musical masterpiece features a mostly Australian cast and some New Zealanders. Mid Canterbury audiences are pumped, and tickets are selling fast for the Monday night show. Based on poet TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles. Cats is the fourth-longest running show in Broadway history and has won many awards. Since its world premiere, it has been presented in more than 30 countries. The class Lloyd Webber score includes Memory, which has been recorded by more than 150 artists. Later in the week, on Thursday night, dancers will take over the stage as The Rhythms of Ireland comes to town. This show is also selling well, with a dedicated Irish dancing fan base in Ashburton, and one of the cast members, Kelly Reid, from the town. Passion and high energy, combined with stunning choreography, are set to bedazzle audiences, as Irish dancing’s elite join with six dancers selected from New Zealand for the nationwide tour.

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Forget Wonky Donkey, here comes Dinky By Dionee Christian New Zealand Herald

“I was walking down the road and I saw a donkey – hee haw. She was a dinky donkey.” Hang on a moment, that’s not the opening line from one of the world’s best-selling books… but it could be from the sequel which will be released later this year. Global children’s publisher Scholastic has

announced the worldwide release of a sequel to The Wonky Donkey, the bestselling picture book by touring musician/writer Craig Smith and illustrator Katz Cowley. The Dinky Donkey, about the daughter of the original Wonky Donkey, will be published simultaneously in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on November 1. She’s de-

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scribed as a “blinky pinky winky-tinky funky dinky donkey” with the same irrepressible spirit as her three-legged father. The sequel follows the worldwide success of the original book, first released in 2009. Inspired by a joke Smith overheard at the Te Anau Rugby Club – “what do you call a three-legged donkey?” – it sold around 750,000 copies in New Zealand and Australia. But last year, a video of grandmother Janice Clark giggling while reading The Wonky Donkey to her grandson went viral, leading to international demand for the book. Scholastic printed two million copies to meet global demand while Smith watched in disbelief as the book became – at least for a couple of weeks – the number one best-selling book, across all genre, in the world. “To be the author of the number one book in the world… I mean, for a time there, it was ahead of Michelle Obama’s autobiography and the Bob Woodward book about Donald Trump – and Woodward, he’s the guy who wrote the stories about Watergate! I couldn’t believe it; I still don’t think it’s sunk in. It really, really is pinch yourself stuff…” Speaking from his home in Queenstown, Smith says he wrote The Dinky Donkey sequel before Clark propelled The Wonky Donkey to worldwide fame. “Given the success it had already had, to not follow it up would have been a bit sad but I wanted to do it at the right time and make sure it was written in a way that was right rather than it just being pushed out in response to the success of the original,” says Smith.

ARTS DIARY ■■ April 13 - Ashburton Musical Club’s Curtain Raiser, 7.30pm at Sinclair Centre, Park Street. Supper to follow.  Non-members $5 at the door. ■■ To April 13 – We Will Rock You, Showbiz Christchurch’s production of the Saunders and Co season of this musical by Queen and Ben Elton, at Isaac Theatre Royal. ■■ April 15 – Cats at Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 7.30pm. ■■ April 17 - Ashburton Art Gallery double exhibition opening - 2018 Adam Portraiture Award and In Your Likeness. ■■ April 18 – Rhythms of Ireland at Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 7.30pm. ■■ To April 28 - Truth or Consequences, 2018 CIRCUIT Artist Cinema Commissions at Ashburton Art Gallery. ■■ To May 5 – Croactus by Tony Bond at Ashburton Art Gallery. ■■ May 1 – The Adele and Amy Songbook tribute band. Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 7pm-9.3pm. Australia’s brightest new singing star Bloom brings to you the songs of 2 amazing artists, Adele and Amy Winehouse. ■■ May 23 – The Topp Twins Heading For the Hills, Mount Hutt Memorial Hall, Methven from 7pm-10pm. ■■ May 24–June 1: Sister Act! Variety Theatre of Ashburton. ■■ June 15 – Room on the Broom, Ashburton Trust Event Centre, from noon3pm. CDP presents Tall Stories’ production of Room On the Broom adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books.


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Mueck sculpture home at last Christchurch’s very own Ron Mueck sculpture has arrived at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. After months of anticipation, the mystery artwork by one of the world’s most renowned sculptors was revealed for the first time at the gallery last week. The bespoke sculpture has been painstakingly created for the city following a successful $1 million fundraising campaign in 2017, including $219,000 in crowd-funding. Christchurch Art Gallery director Blair Jackson says Ron Mueck’s artworks enchanted thousands during his 2010/11 exhibition at the gallery, which attracted 135,000 visitors and saw queues around the block on the final weekend. “We’re thrilled that Ron Mueck has created this artwork especially for Christchurch,” Mr Jackson says. “The intense humanity of his show here captured our hearts – it was a real highpoint for the city before earthquakes changed our priorities. Now we get to bring something of that moment back for Christchurch.” Ron Mueck’s mystery artwork arrived from London in late March,

travelling in its own custom-built crate. With a brief of “cautious optimism”, it’s anyone’s guess what to expect. The artist has spent many, many hours on our work,” says Mr Jackson. “There’s humour, there’s pathos, there’s charm – it’s going to have a very special place in the city’s collection.” The celebrated artist’s distinctive works are often hyper-real sculptures of people that use scale to bring about an emotional response from the viewer. The sculpture is the final in a series of five major works of art for the city, fundraised and purchased through the Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation to positively mark the five years the gallery was closed following the 2010–11 Canterbury earthquakes. The foundation and its contractors Brown Bread spearheaded the successful 2017 crowdfunding campaign which raised over $219,000 to purchase the publicly commissioned work. Christchurch’s very own Ron Mueck creation will be on permanent display Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.


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We have a strong community spirit B

eing rostered on as part of the Guardian’s hardworking editorial team on weekends gives an insight into the many things Mid Cantabrians get up to when they have time off. Yesterday as I wrote stories on the colour run and the upcoming open day at the Ashburton Masjid, it made me feel very proud to be living here. Organisers were thrilled with how well the colour run went, with about 600 people braving the chilly morning to participate and have some fun, contributing to a fantastic cause in the process. Mid Cantabrians have a strong community spirit, and the number of events which are testimony to this throughout the year is huge and seemingly endless. The upcoming open day at the Ashburton Masjid in Tinwald will

no doubt be another well-supported event, as members of the public accept the invitation form their fellow residents of the district and visit this very special place of worship. It is frightening to think this small humble building on State Highway One was a terrorist target just a few weeks ago. President of the Ashburton Muslim Association Mohamed Diab yesterday told me he and fellow association members

not only wanted to show their appreciation for all the support they had received following the Christchurch attack, but they also wanted to build on the connec-

tion between themselves and fellow Mid Cantabrians. It was great to hear that he had never felt any bad feeling from Mid Canterbury residents.

For me, one of the most shameful chapters which unfolded following the Christchurch terror attacks was some Muslims recalling racist and xenophobic behaviour they had tolerated since coming to New Zealand. They always felt it was a themand-us situation, with hostile stares and comments thrown at them as they went about living their lives true to their culture and their faith. To hear this attitude never gained ground here is great, but to someone who lives here, not really a surprise. Our strong community spirit manifests itself as we stage the many events we hold throughout the year, and also as we welcome new residents into our workplaces, schools, communities, homes and hearts.

degree kidnapping, is serving an 18 years-to-life sentence in a maximum-security prison.) In 2013, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, 87, died in London. Ten years ago: Somali pirates hijacked the US-flagged Maersk Alabama; although the crew was able to retake the cargo ship, the captain, Richard Phillips, was taken captive by the raiders and held aboard a lifeboat. (Phillips was rescued four days later by Navy SEAL snipers who shot three of the pirates dead.)

Five years ago: The US said it would keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the US into compliance with a 2011 US-Russia arms control treaty. One year ago: Patrick Reed won the Masters golf tournament for his first victory in a major, turning back late challenges from Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth. Chuck McCann, a zany comic who hosted a children’s TV show in the 1960s before branching

out as a character actor in films and on TV, died of congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital; he was 83. Today’s birthdays: Comedian Shecky Greene is 93. Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh is 82. Movie director John Madden is 70. Rock musician Mel Schacher (Grand Funk Railroad) is 68. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is 64. Actor John Schneider is 59. “Survivor” winner Richard Hatch is 58. Rock musician Izzy Stradlin is 57. Singer Julian Lennon is 56. Actor

Dean Norris is 56. Rock singermusician Donita Sparks is 56. Rapper Biz Markie is 55. Actress Robin Wright is 53. Actress Patricia Arquette is 51. Actor JR Bourne is 49. Rock musician Darren Jessee is 48. Actress Emma Caulfield is 46. Actress Katee Sackhoff is 39. Actor Taylor Kitsch is 38. Actress Sadie Calvano is 22. Thought for today: “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” — Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist (born 1881, died this date in 1973).

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Monday, April 8, the 98th day of 2019. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist for the grunge band Nirvana, was found dead in Seattle from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was 27. On this date: In 1864, the United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution abolishing slavery. (The House of Representatives passed it in January 1865; the amendment was ratified and adopted in December 1865.) In 1911, an explosion at the Banner Coal Mine in Littleton, Alabama, claimed the lives of 128 men, most of them convicts loaned out from prisons. In 1952, President Harry S. Truman seized the American steel industry to avert a nationwide strike. (The Supreme Court later ruled that Truman had overstepped his authority, opening the way for a sevenweek strike by steelworkers.) In 1961, a suspected bomb exploded aboard the passenger liner MV Dara in the Persian Gulf, causing it to sink; 238 of the 819 people aboard were killed. In 1963, Lawrence of Arabia won the Oscar for best picture at the Academy Awards’ In 1988, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart resigned from the Assemblies of God after he was defrocked for rejecting an order from the church’s national leaders to stop preaching for a year amid reports he had consorted with a prostitute. In 2003, kidnapper-rapist John Jamelske, who had imprisoned five women and girls, one after another, as sex slaves inside a makeshift dungeon in his DeWitt, New York, home, was arrested. (Jamelske, who pleaded guilty to five counts of first-


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was disappointed over the weekend to read an opinion piece (not in this newspaper), describing the Select Committee process in our Parliament as “over-rated.” The key premise of the article was that Select Committees are orchestrated affairs where the only people who submit on legislation are “highly motivated elites (unions, lobby groups, lawyers), cranks, or members of the public with anecdotal stories useful for media.” I reject that. Select Committees are a vital part of our democratic process, and for examples of why you don’t have to look very far. Last week in Parliament we spent several hours on a piece of legislation to fix what can best be described as a stuff-up by the Government. Not long after the last election, Labour and their coalition partners rushed through a number of changes as part of a 100 day programme. One was to establish a winter energy payment, which National opposed as it was far smaller than the tax cut Labour had cancelled that would have been given to every family.

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It was contained in a 500 page amendment, drafted hastily, that didn’t go through any Select Committee process at all. At the time we objected strongly, and warned that mistakes were likely. It took the Controller and Auditor-General issuing the Government with a warning that funds were being paid illegally to people not eligible for the payment. Rather than acknowledging the error, the Government have moved to retrospectively authorise the money paid out last year. Select Committees are the workhorses of Parliament. They scrutinise legislation, and MPs from across different parties work together to make legislation better and avoid these types of errors. Even on legislation we disagree on, we work collaboratively

to ensure the intent of the policy is expressed, without any unintended consequences. Usually that process takes several months. A piece of legislation will go through a first reading in Parliament, and then be sent off to a Select Committee, a chance for every New Zealander to make their views known. Occasionally the process is shorter, with an extreme example being changes to gun laws where submitters were given two days to make their views known. While short, it was worth doing. Potential errors were identified and will almost certainly be fixed before the legislation passes this week. Sometimes the process is much longer. The End of Life Choice Bill, which would provide a legal path to physician assisted suicide, has been at Select Committee for more than a year. It attracted more than 35,000 written submissions from the public, with around 3500 presenting in person to the Justice Committee I used to sit on. That process has in no way been some sort of orchestrated sham. People presenting have come with heartbreaking stories and

strongly held views. MPs listening to their contributions have been moved to tears, myself included. In the next few days that bill will be reported back to Parliament, and MPs will again be asked to indicate support or opposition. During this past year I’ve had my door open to anyone who wants to make their views known before I vote, and it will remain so until the legislation finally passes or fails. I’ve met one-on-one with nearly 200 people, held two well-attended public meetings in Ashburton and Timaru, and read (and personally replied to) more than 4000 pieces of correspondence. Our country is small enough that every single New Zealander should have easy access to MPs, in Parliament, or locally. I encourage you to use it. The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of the Ashburton Guardian Co Ltd or any employee thereof




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Don’t miss the meteor crater site near Winslow. Crashing to earth 50,000 years ago, the resulting carter is as deep as a 60-storey building and as wide as 20 rugby fields.

Rocking through Arizona


he natural terrain across Arizona is scenically blessed, as you cross stark badlands, cloud-swept plateaus and a desert painted in scandalous hues, safeguarding the vestiges of ancient civilisations. Heading east from California and Nevada, once you’ve crossed the state line into Arizona, there’s a swag of flavourful Route 66 towns and skeleton towns, either

If you’re keen to savour a bite-sized sampler of America’s Mother Road, Arizona’s Route 66 is a bumper chunk of the highway, tightly packed with time-honoured attractions and Americana curios, writes Mike Yardley. side of the turn-off to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim on Interstate 40. Situated in the high grasslands of Northern Arizona, one of the

first is Seligman, beckoning you with a sign declaring the town as the Birthplace of Historic Route 66. Angel Delgadillo, the small-

A wondrous mix of minerals in the petrfied forest has created the wondrous rainbow of colours threaded throughout the park.

town barber is credited with leading the preservation movement that brought Route 66 back from the dead, after it was officially decommissioned in 1985. Arizona was the state that saved Route 66 as an historic landmark, spanning the belly of the United States. In 1987, Delgadillo and like-minded business owners successfully lobbied the state to designate Route 66 a historic highway, providing a blueprint that other states replicated. Angel and his barbershop are still in town. Delgadillo still holds court signing autographs and posing for selfies in his shop, which is now the Route 66 Visitor Centre. Grab a bite at Snow Cap Drive In, built by Angel’s brother Juan in 1953, who was also actively involved in the preservation movement. Williams is a perennial favourite – and very familiar to travellers, as it is the gateway town into the Grand Canyon. It was also the last Route 66 town to be bypassed by the Interstate and the main street still marinates in glorious neon. Characterful saloons, restaurants and motels are all bathed in the liquid velvet neon glow. It’s got the best souvenir shops,

to boot. Further up the road, call into Flagstaff, a sturdy town with classical stone buildings, intermixed with retro Route 66 diners, motels and hotels. It’s an infectious railroad town to explore on foot, taking in some of the old-school venues like the Downtowner Motel, which began life as a brothel. You’ll also get your kicks in Winslow, immortalised in that classic Eagles anthem, Take It Easy. In the early 1970s, Jackson Browne wrote most of the song. When he got writer’s block, he gave it to his neighbour, Glenn Frey, who finished it in fine style and his band made it a timeless hit that continues to resonate. “I’m standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. It’s a girl my lord in a flat-bed Ford, slowing down to take a look at me.” The town has milked it mercilessly, with millions converging every year to stand on a corner in Winslow, with all of the obligatory Route 66 livery emblazoned on the road. Close to Winslow, don’t miss the Meteor Crater site. Crashing to earth 50,000 years ago, at a speed of 26,000 miles an hour, the resulting carter is as deep as a 60-storey building and as wide as 20 rugby fields.


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You’ll get your kicks in Winslow, immortalised in that classic Eagles anthem, Take It Easy.

Downtown Flagstaff. Remnants of the iron-nickel meteorite are on display at the site. But it’s the sheer size of the crater which takes your breath away. This perfectly formed amphitheatre could play host to a wraparound crowd of 2 million spectators. It’s considered the best-preserved meteor crater in the world. Because of its lunar-like surface, NASA actually used it when training Apollo astronauts for missions to the moon. Even though it’s considered a pipsqueak compared to the meteor crater that would have been formed in Mexico 60 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs, it’s a gob-stopping sight. Follow the signposts to the Petrified Forest. This is the only national park that Route 66 actually runs through, and if you like things fossilised, this is a forest for you. The forest hadn’t been to a horror show, its name very much reflects the fact that massive ancient forests were buried under volcanic ash millions of years ago, before uplift and erosion exposed this strange mash-up of sparkly quartz logs. Like precious gems shining in the sun, remnants of a prehistoric forest lie at your feet. Colourful

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specimens, from small shards to humungous trunks are strewn across these Badlands, including a massive log that forms a natural bridge. Over time, the logs soaked up groundwater and silica from the volcanic ash, crystallising into quartz. The mix of minerals has created the wondrous rainbow of colours threaded throughout the park. Another top draw are the ancient etchings of rock art. Newspaper Rock displays over 650 petroglyphs, carbon dated as over 2000 years old. An abandoned 1932 Studebaker evokes the heritage of the road. Also within the national park is the aptly named Painted Desert, spectacular badlands of multi-coloured rock, with bands of red, violet, green, and white sediments. Try and time a visit here at sunset, which takes it next-level. An absolute heart-stealer, adjacent to the sweeping lookouts across the desert palette, is the Painted Desert Inn. Built in 1920, this classic lodge was originally constructed in petrified wood before being renovated in Pueblo Revival style. Ponderosa Pine logs protrude from the adobe and stone walls, earth-toned stucco and flat roofs. It was renovated by Mary Jane

Colter in 1947 and designated a National Historic Landmark, at the same time that Historic Route 66 was recognised. In its early days, many Router 66ers would stay a night in this princess-pretty lodge, but now it’s preserved as a charming museum. Speaking of accommodation, nearby Holbrook is home to the famous Sleep in a Teepee Wigwam Village Motel. Very kitschy, but a genuine Route 66 icon harking back to the 1950s. Across the state line, in New Mexico, I headed to Gallup to stay a night at El Rancho Hotel. Built in 1937 by the brother of movie magnate, D. W. Griffith, this rustic stone and wood multi-storey hotel fast became Hollywood’s on-location accommodation headquarters, particularly for the cast and crew of Westerns. A constellation of film legends stayed here while shooting in the desert, including Ronald Reagan, Kirk Douglas, John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn. Every room is named in honour of a movie legend who was a regular guest. Signed photos of the stars adorn the magnificent two storey open lobby with its circular staircase, heavy beams, Navajo rugs and mounted trophy heads. Vintage eye-candy at every turn.

In Williams, the gateway to the Grand Canyon, saloons, restaurants and motels are all bathed in the liquid velvet neon glow.

The Painted Desert Inn, located obviously in the Painted Desert.

Left and right – The El Rancho Hotel this rustic stone and wood multi-storey hotel fast became Hollywood’s on-location accommodation headquarters, particularly for the cast and crew of Westerns.

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Southern the team to beat By Erin Tasker

A big win over Ashley on Saturday meant Southern are now the team to beat in pool A of the combined rugby competition, but for two of Mid Canterbury’s remaining sides the news wasn’t so good. Round two of the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup was a day of big wins and big losses for the five Mid Canterbury sides. Southern, Celtic and Rakaia all picked up wins, while ill-discipline cost Hampstead against Bur nham-Dunsandel-Ir well (BDI), and Methven failed to even put a point on the board in Cheviot. Having only lost to Darfield by one point in round one, Hampstead headed to Dunsandel with their heads held high, but a raft of early penalties in the pool A clash had them on the back foot straight away. Within five minutes they were down to 14 men, with halfback Kenny Faalavaau being shown the first of three first-half yellow cards, and while the visitors held BDI out for those 10 minutes, the home side crossed for their first try soon after his return. BDI were dominant in the set piece but they were far from polished, producing more than their share of handling errors in the rain which fell for most of the first 40 minutes. All too often though they got the ball straight back, because the referee had been playing advantage for a Hampstead misdemeanor. A penalty goal right before half time put Hampstead on the board, but down 12-3 they were facing a big ask to get back into the game that got even tougher after an early BDI try and penalty in the second. Eventually, Hampstead did break through the BDI defence with a try against the run of play to Legose Lolama, but at the end of the day BDI were just too strong. Hampstead coach Shaun Bovey said he thought captain Lofi Lapa played well, but overall it was a disappointing effort. “From last week, it was a real step back, but that’s the challenge for us now,” he said.

Legose Lolama prepares to dot down for a try during Hampstead’s loss at Dunsandel on Saturday. A week earlier, Hampstead’s pool A mates Southern had beaten BDI, and the Southern men continued on that winning run on Saturday, beating Ashley 64-7, a week after Ashley were beaten 65-0 by defending champions Waihora. Southern have now picked up maximum points from the opening two weeks and are top of the table in pool A. Southern scored 10 tries against Ashley, including a hattrick to halfback Will Mackenzie, two to Jon Dampney, and one each to Hamish McCulloch, Adam Williamson, Atu Takubu, Brian Hazel and Scott Vessey, while Richard Fridd added seven conversions. Southern coach Andrew Carr said Dampney had two tries within the first five minutes and could have finished with four,

but had one disallowed, and dropped the ball with the line in front of him on another occasion. Also winning big on Saturday was Celtic. The green machine bounced back from their round one loss to Prebbleton to beat Ohoka 4322 in a crossover match between pool B and pool C. It was David Morrison’s 100th game for the side and he celebrated by scoring a try. Tololima Savainaea added two tries, while Hamish Finnie, Nick McKain, Shepherd Mhembere and Kaydis Hona scored a try each. Celtic coach Shane Enright said it was 12-all at half-time, and while the two sides traded tries early in the second, Celtic ran away with it nicely in the end. At the Rakaia Domain, last year’s runners-up Rakaia also

found some form, beating Rolleston 24-14, scoring four tries and picking up maximum points for their efforts. Rakaia coach Terry Murray said Rolleston had a good set piece and pace out wide, and Rakaia struggled early on. “We gave away five penalties in the first 20 minutes and in the first 20 minutes we couldn’t build phases. “We only had the ball twice in 20 minutes and only kept it for a couple of phases when we did get it,” Murray said. Eventually they gained control though, and two tries to barnstorming loose forward Seta Koroitamana helped them home. In round one Rakaia went down to Glenmark-Cheviot, a side which made it two-fromtwo against Mid Canterbury opposition so far this season on Sat-


urday when they romped home 45-0 over Methven. Methven coach Jason Kjestrup said his side simply didn’t show up and had a lot of work to do this week ahead of their round three clash with Rolleston. In other results, Darfield followed up their narrow win over Hampstead with a convincing 62-14 win over Hornby in pool A, while Waihora had a fight on their hands against Kaiapoi, but eventually got home 21-8 in the day’s other pool A clash. In pool B, a Springston side featuring Crusaders number eight Mitch Dunshea was too good for Southbridge, winning 32-16. Pool C was where the day’s closest results were found, with West Melton just edging past Hurunui 26-24, Lincoln beating Oxford 29-26, and Prebbleton beating Saracens 36-18.

Rebels coach not looking at the Super Rugby ladder Melbourne Rebels coach Dave Wessels knows his team are leading the Australian Super Rugby standings but don’t ask him by how much. The Rebels opened up a sev-

en-point margin on their nearest rivals, the NSW Waratahs, as they ran in six tries in a commanding 42-15 win over the Sunwolves at AAMI Park on Saturday night. Playing at fullback, Reece Hodge

bagged a hat-trick to underline his World Cup credentials. But Wessels has made a point this season of not looking at the ladder after they were burnt last year, fading to finish ninth overall

and just miss the play-offs. “A seven-point lead feels good but if you hadn’t told me I wouldn’t have known,” Wessels said. “One of the things I made a mistake with last year was getting all mixed up

in permutations. I’ve resolved to never look at the table – it’s just a little discipline that my focus is on our team and trying to win every game and so far I’m probably a lot happier because of that.” - AAP






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Crusaders dazzle Looking at the scoreboard in Christchurch, the Brumbies will be wondering how their match against the Crusaders got so out of hand. After dominating the opening 40 minutes, the Brumbies looked poised to push the Crusaders to the final whistle. Instead, the Crusaders ran away with a 36-14 win. With all the possession and territory they could have asked for in the first half, the Brumbies could only put seven points on the board leading into the halftime break. It was far from enough, as the running game of the Crusaders backline shone through. Without a win in New Zealand since beating the Hurricanes in 2014, the Brumbies arrived in Christchurch with many pundits expecting a blowout to the hosts. But a physical start coupled with the Crusaders’ poor discipline set the platform for the Brumbies to lay down their challenge. Thanks to eight first-half penalties, including a shoulder charge that saw Owen Franks shown a yellow card, the Brumbies dominated possession and territory in the first half. Their aggression was shown early as penalties well within kicking range were being passed up for a chance to get closer to the tryline. It took 33 minutes, but the Brumbies were eventually rewarded for their dominance through first five-eighth Christian Lealiifano, whose converted try saw the Brumbies go into the break with a seven-point buffer. As positive as the Brumbies might have been after the first half, winger Sevu Reece made sure that feeling didn’t last long into the second half as he crossed the stripe four minutes after the restart. Giving up the lead they had worked so hard for, the Brumbies began to crack, and the Crusaders exploited the holes. Reece and Richie Mo’unga had plenty of opportunities to dazzle with their running games as the hosts tired their visitors.

Will Jordan grabbed a double for the Crusaders.

As the Crusaders did in the first half, the Brumbies found themselves a man down in the second when Toni Pulu collared Will Jordan on his way to the tryline. With Jordan’s eventual try, the floodgates opened. Both he and Reece went on to bag a double, with Jordan Taufua crossing the stripe late in the piece. Pushing out the scoreline, the Crusaders were able to pull a number of their All Blacks from the pitch, with Kieran Read and Mo’unga both given an early end to their evening. The Brumbies got some consolation in the form of a 77th minute try to Tevita Kuridrani, but were unable to contain their hosts on the evening. With the win, the Crusaders continue their domination of the Super Rugby competition. In their opening eight matches, they’ve lost just one game and sit comfortably at the top of the New Zealand conference. Meanwhile, it seems there’s no stopping these Blues. Leon MacDonald’s new-look outfit have won their fourth in a row by beating the Waratahs 32-29 at Eden Park in a now typically tense victory which would have shredded the nerves of their supporters and coaches alike. Actually, in the end it was more excruciating than tense, the Blues defending a three-point

lead with grit and discipline, two words not normally associated with this franchise. The work of the pack in particular during those final moments as they ran relentlessly close to the ruck was superb and it was enough to get MacDonald’s men home for what was perhaps their best win of the year given the circumstances. Their latest success takes them to fifth on the table and it was thoroughly deserved against a side packed with Wallabies who suffered the indignity of losing at home to the Sunwolves last weekend. Remarkably, it is the first time the Blues have strung four wins together in the same season since 2011. They won a total of four last season. “Some of our play was outstanding but then through our own errors we let them back into the game and they took their opportunities through their strengths – their kicking game and getting [Israel] Folau into the game,” MacDonald said afterwards. “It’s pretty hard to stop when they get that going.” At Ellis Park in Johannesburg, winger Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries as the Sharks stunned South African rivals the Lions with an emphatic 42-5 Super Rugby victory. The visitors dominated every facet of the game, enjoying the greater share of possession and territory to move to the summit of the South African Conference with 21 points from seven matches. Loose-forward Jacques Vermeulen, centre Lukhanyo Am, prop Thomas du Toit and replacement back Aphelele Fassi also crossed the tryline for the Sharks, who dominated possession in their first Super Rugby win at Ellis Park since 2014. Ardie Savea scored two sensational long-range tries to showcase his blistering speed and help the Hurricanes down the Highlanders 31-28 in Super Rugby on Friday night. TJ Perenara and Ngani Laumape also scored tries for the Hurricanes.

Methven’s Dallas McLeod will play for the New Zealand under-20 rugby side in Australia later this month. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN

Methven’s McLeod makes the Baby Blacks When the New Zealand Under-20 rugby team takes to the field for the first time this year, Methven’s Dallas McLeod will be there. The team fondly known as the Baby Blacks heads to Australia later this month to play in the Oceania Rugby Under-20 Championship, which the Kiwis have won for the past four years running. And when the side’s coach Craig Philpott named the squad of 29 players he hopes will make it five in a row later this month, former Mt Hutt College student McLeod – a back who has gone on to play for Canterbury – was in there. Philpott said off the back of a successful camp last month, it had been a hard task for the coaching group to whittle the trial group down. “We always have such a huge pool of talent so it is never easy naming a squad. “We are confident that we have selected a group of players that will gel in such a way that gives us the ability to play the style of rugby we are after.” While McLeod is new to the side, it does feature a handful of players returning from last year’s campaign and some with Mitre 10 Cup experience. Philpott said the amount of experience within the group is an asset.

“It’s definitely a bonus when you have guys with world championship experience because that’s five test matches in 19 days, so they understand the importance of a professional approach to preparation and recovery. “A number of players out of Mitre 10 Cup have played through a ‘storm week’ so they have some appreciation of that too.” Philpott said while the players that head to Australia to defend the Oceania title will form the core of the World Championship squad, the door is not closed for those left behind. “Last year was a perfect example. Injuries dictated that we called seven players into our squad. “The message is clear to those players who have missed initial selection; that we need them to be ready when the call comes.” While the Oceania tournament is a key piece of preparation for the World Championships, Philpott said there is still a strong performance focus. “We have a few goals, but first and foremost we want to perform well in the black jersey and win that tournament.” The New Zealand Under 20 squad will assemble in Auckland later this month before departing for Australia. They have matches against Fiji, Japan and Australia.


Manly learned from life without Trbojevic Manly insist they’ve learned their lessons from playing without Tom Trbojevic with Brendan Elliot already feeling more confident in the No.1 if he has to replace him again. The Sea Eagles are sweating on scans on their superstar fullback’s left hamstring, after he limped from the field against South Sydney just two weeks into his return from the same injury. The fact Trbojevic was completing a routine kick return and was

untouched by any Rabbitohs defenders when he went down will be of great concern to not just the Sea Eagles, but NSW State of Origin officials. Trbojevic is arguably as important to Manly as any player to any other club in the competition, after they lost their opening two games to the Wests Tigers and Sydney Roosters. He sparked their season with two tries and two assists against the Warriors last week, and scored

again on Saturday in the first half before limping off the field. But Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans, who admitted the injury left him feeling deflated, said that the Sea Eagles were able to fight back to win without him against Souths showed things could be different this time. “We got in, we had a chat about it. We’ve learned some lessons from when Tom was out last time,” Cherry-Evans said. “I thought we adapted well, and

the effort was there at the back end of the game to make up for Tom’s workload. “We’ve obviously got a class player out, but as a team playing a team sport, you’ve got to make sure your workload increases. I’d like to think we’re a smart enough team that we will be quite prepared for Tom’s injury, but I hope it’s not too long.” Manly could take a cautious approach with Trbojevic given the repeat nature of the injury.

They didn’t rush him back following the pre-season blow, and the 22-year-old spent four weeks in recovery following that setback. Elliot would be the man most likely to fill the No.1 void, after he also played there in the opening two rounds and looked more comfortable at fullback in the second half against Souths. He also spent the opening two rounds playing in the rain, something that didn’t suit the Sea Eagles up-tempo attack. - AAP

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In brief Open slather on sprinter Catch him while you can because teenage Kiwi sprint sensation Edward Osei-Nketia could be lost to rugby, or Australia. The 17-yearold Osei-Nketia, son of New Zealand record holder Gus Nketia, hit the headlines this weekend by winning the Australian senior 100m title in Sydney. A New Zealand Athletics official admitted that while Osei-Nketia is considered a Kiwi by the IAAF for now, it is open slather for his services, with rugby also well in the frame.  - NZME

Salt making history Kiwi basketballer Jack Salt has made history by becoming the first New Zealander to make the United States’ NCAA men’s college basketball final. Salt and his University of Virginia Cavaliers earned their spot in the finals after claiming a miraculous 63-62 Final Four semi-final win over the Auburn Tigers in Minneapolis. Salt joins Jillian Harmon as the only New Zealanders to have made the finale of college basketball’s major showpiece, with Harmon making the women’s final with Stanford in 2008. - NZME

Hockey turf hosts all ages, shapes and sizes Battling it out for possession during a Mini Sticks hockey match on Saturday morning were Methven’s Mae Totty and Tinwald’s Felix Bruce. The Ashburton hockey turf was a busy place to be last week, with Mini Sticks (Year 3 and 4) getting under way on Saturday, following the start of Kiwi Sticks (Year 5 and 6) on Friday, and Kwik Sticks (Year 7 and 8) on Tuesday. Mid Canterbury Hockey’s Small Sticks programme also includes Fun Sticks – for Year 1 and 2 aged kids – which will start on May 4.


Mustang streak ended After eight races, Holden has finally produced a Supercars race winner, with Shane van Gisbergen triumphing at Symmons Plains to kickstart his season. The Kiwi won from pole position yesterday, beating home Fabian Coulthard and David Reynolds on a grey day in Tasmania. While the clouds and drizzle made for miserable conditions, there were finally smiles in the Red Bull Holden Racing Team garage. Never before has the sport’s dominant team had to wait so long in the season for a race win, and hopes will now be high they can begin to make inroads to Scott McLaughin’s commanding championship lead. McLaughlin finished fourth yesterday, the first time he’s started a race this season and not won it. The Kiwi’s lead at the top of the standings is now 124 points to teammate and compatriot Coulthard, who took second place in both races during a productive meet. But together with Jamie Whincup’s run through the field to finish fifth, Red Bull and van Gisbergen could look back on a super Sunday result that didn’t come easily. Van Gisbergen was clearly relieved post-race, considering his last meet at the Australian Grand Prix yielded a DNF, 10th, 21st and 22nd. “So good to get one back,” he said. “What an awesome race, I had a

big battle with Fabian and Scott out of the pits. “We’ve bounced back from our shocker last time ... once our tyre life was good I knew we were going to be okay.” Whincup jumped off the canvas yesterday, putting aside his last place on Saturday, rallying strongly from a grid position of 13th. In a tactical race, a breakaway of the top five finishers and drought-breaking Saturday pole-winner Mark Winterbottom duelled for control of the race. Highlights were a bumperto-bumper and door-to-door lap between van Gisbergen and McLaughlin, and a red-hot duel between Coulthard and Reynolds. Reynolds was disappointed not to nab Coulthard but at least bagged a first podium of his year. Threatening clouds meant teams had wet-weather tyres on standby, but the intermittent rain proved manageable for teams on slicks. “We gave it our best shot,” Coulthard said. “I’m rapt for my guys. We had a lot going on during the week and they did a great job.” Garry Jacobsen had a dire day, finishing 22 laps down after an electrical issue and copping a $3000 fine and the loss of 30 team championship points for a pit stop line lock breach. - AAP

Nets take a thriller Jared Dudley brought a veteran’s presence and poise to a tense situation, helping the Brooklyn Nets to a crucial win in their bid for the playoffs. Dudley’s offensive rebound set up Joe Harris’ goahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left in Brooklyn’s 133-128 victory over the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks. Brooklyn (40-40) made 19 3-pointers and placed eight players in double figures. The Nets, who had dropped four of five, moved into sixth place in the East. Orlando also is 40-40, and Detroit is a half-game back with a 39-40 record. - AP

Unsafe surface slammed The players’ union has called for an independent investigation of the SCG playing surface, which has been slammed as dangerous after Melbourne Victory midfielder Terry Antonis suffered an apparent serious knee injury. Victory coach Kevin Muscat attacked A-League decision makers for giving the surface the green light for Saturday night’s big clash with Sydney FC after Antonis collapsed on the turf untouched. Sydney won 2-1. Replays suggested his leg appeared to give way where turf joined the edge of the cricket square. - AAP

Big scalp for Burnley

Shane van Gisbergen finally had a good Sunday in Tasmania.

Burnley boosted their English Premier League survival hopes with a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium yesterday. Goals from Chris Wood, Ashley Westwood and Ashley Barnes helped the Clarets turn the game around and move eight points clear of the relegation zone. Kiwi Wood netted his third goal in four games. Leicester continued their fine form under Brendan Rodgers, moving up to seventh courtesy of a 4-1 win at Aaron Mooy’s relegated Huddersfield. Crystal Palace beat Newcastle 1-0 at St James’ Park. Salomon Rondon missed a couple of chances for the hosts, who lost Florian Lejeune to injury in the second half, and had an effort ruled out for offside. - AP


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Daring win in Easter Cup Local runner Who Dares Wins upset the favourites when he produced a bold finishing burst to capture his first win at stakes level when scoring in the Listed Christchurch Casino Easter Cup (1600m). The popular six-year-old Iffraaj gelding had his large band of connections roaring the grandstand down as he breasted up alongside Residential and northern visitor Contessa Vanessa with 150m to run before forging clear in sight of the line for a comprehensive victory. The win marked a wonderful effort from trainers Tony and Lyn Prendergast who produced their charge fresh-up from a lengthy summer spell with just a pair of trial wins last month to fit him for his assignment. “It hasn’t been easy,” Tony Prendergast said as he waited for his charge to return to the Riccarton birdcage. “It’s four months since he raced and although he’s had a couple of trials it wasn’t against much opposition. “It all worked out good in the finish though.” Prendergast admitted the stable was happy with their horse leading into the race but that didn’t mean they were confident of success. “We weren’t overly confident although we knew he was well,” he said. “We were just worried about not being quite as seasoned as the others with the wet track.”

Palmerston North Greyhound Racing Club (2014) Incorporated Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 08 Apr 2019 NZ Meeting number: 3 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 2.05pm (NZT) FORMPRO RATINGS FREE EVERY MONDAY C0 C0, 410m 1 7 Bigtime Coco nwtd..............................L Cole 2 77663 Stormin’ Home nwtd S &............C Blackburn 3 27645 Grunty Mama nwtd S &..............C Blackburn 4 53566 Bigtime Ava nwtd................................L Cole 5 35441 Bigtime Mila nwtd................................L Cole 6 87256 Tuff An’ Spicy nwtd.........................B Mitchell 7 83373 Bigtime Leo nwtd................................L Cole 8 62423 Bigtime Stella nwtd.............................L Cole 9 54664 Skeldale nwtd J &................................D Bell 10 74747 Bigtime Silver nwtd.............................L Cole 2 2.24pm GREYHOUNDS AS PETS C1 C1, 410m 1 42146 Clansman Douglas nwtd.............B Goldsack 2 65326 Flying Huey nwtd...................... K Gommans 3 77163 Tuff Jewel nwtd..............................B Mitchell 4 32154 Bigtime Elvis nwtd...............................L Cole 5 111P Bigtime Fantasy nwtd..........................L Cole 6 76624 Slam It nwtd...............................J McInerney 7 56432 Hashtag Blessed 23.63.................M Roberts 8 23647 Bigtime Baxter nwtd............................L Cole 9 66384 Choice Lass 24.34...........................C Morris 10 54485 Spark ‘Em Up nwtd................... S Gommans 3 2.40pm AFFORDABLE PET ACCESORIES C1, 410m

Stable star dies Canterbury trainer Lance Robinson has suffered a major loss after stable star Boots ‘N’ All passed away during the week after suffering an adverse reaction to an antibiotic. The ten-race winner was undergoing a routine treatment from Robinson’s stable vet when he suffered a fatal heart attack during the procedure. The death of the popular pocket rocket has left the Robinson family, his owners Bruce Sheat and Cheryl Wilson and all of the Robinson’s stable staff reeling. “It was just a freak thing, a one-in-a-million happening,” Robinson said. - NZME

A bold plan to land a Group One came up a neck short for talented mare Supera on Saturday when she finished a gallant runner-up in the Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha. Trainers Ken and Bev Kelso and Mark Donoghue had set the four-year-old Savabeel mare for the race after she finished midfield in the Gr.1 Haunui Farm WFA Group One Classic (1600m) at Otaki in February. “She went a top race but just couldn’t quite get to that other mare,” Ken Kelso said. - NZME

Raider too strong Samantha Wynne gets the best out of Who Dares Wins in the Easter Cup at Riccarton. Rider Samantha Wynne paid tribute to the Prendergast stable for having her mount ready to win in the testing Heavy10 track conditions on the day. “Credit goes to Tony and Lyn and the team at home,” she said.

“When you’re pulling off heels at the 700m at Riccarton you know you are travelling not too bad. “I thought I might have been unlucky at that point, but it probably did me a favour.

“I think this horse can go on to bigger and better things.” Who Dares Wins is the son of stakes-placed Centaine mare, Wee Tipple and has now registered seven wins and a further 13 placings from 47 starts. - NZME

Petagna juggernaut continues to roll on


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After enjoying a successful day at Te Aroha on Saturday with Nicoletta and promising three-yearold Santa Catarina, owner Lib Petagna and his familiar lime, blue and gold colours were to the fore again yesterday when speedy two-year-old Ramazzotti scored over 800m on debut at Pukekohe.

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The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Per Incanto filly showed speed from a mid-field barrier to take control of the race and never gave her rivals a look in as she cruised home to score by a length and a half in the hands of rider Matt Cameron. In a race dominated by the

debutants, local runner Super Pursuit made up good ground late after missing the jump to finish second with race favourite Blitzabeel also closing nicely for third. “Gate speed and professionalism, that was the key,” Forsman said.

“She had a bit of trial experience before Christmas, had a break and then trialled up really well leading into this. “We thought she could do that today. She has plenty of speed and the way she does things so professionally, I’m sure she will have a few wins yet.” - NZME

Consistent filly Secret Allure made a successful return to Riccarton on Saturday when she stormed home to capture the Listed NZB Airfreight Stakes (1600m). The Lisa Latta-trained Zacinto filly has proven to be a model of consistency throughout her threeyear-old campaign, capturing the Gr.3 Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) run at Trentham whilst also registering a runner-up finish in the Gr.2 Royal Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie. - NZME

Purdon left in awe The equine freak show that is Turn It Up rolled on at Addington on Friday night when he willed his way to winning the $100,000 Easter Cup. The Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen-trained four-year-old dug deep in to his stamina reserves to score his second career Group 1 on a testing track. “It is just unheard of what he has done,” Purdon said postrace. “It was a very courageous effort.” - NZME

Palmerston North dogs Today at Manawatu Raceway 1 36616 Bigtime Puma 23.83............................L Cole 2 33657 Kirkham Coby 23.52........................C Morris 3 72254 Jax Jewel 23.83............................M Roberts 4 22162 Ebby Raptor nwtd........................A Turnwald 5 75415 Leslie Albert nwtd.......................B Goldsack 6 12421 Bigtime Cutie nwtd..............................L Cole 7 54264 Take Action nwtd...........................M Goodier 8 48436 Bigtime Ronnie nwtd G &........ S Fredrickson 9 67357 Cassia nwtd.............................. S Gommans 10 87534 Smash Rock nwtd........................... L A Hunt 4 2.57pm T MCDONALD MEMORIAL DISTANCE HTS 11/04 @ CAMB C2 C2, 410m 1 87464 Born Fab 23.84................................S Maher 2 86811 Bigtime Cooper 23.33.........................L Cole 3 33134 Bigtime Bee nwtd................................L Cole 4 76328 Blackjack Man nwtd....................B Goldsack 5 41833 Epic Spark nwtd................................. B Hunt 6 66434 Gunnar Blueblood 24.02............J McInerney 7 72365 Cawbourne Moss nwtd.................M Roberts 8 21313 Bigtime Lizzy nwtd..............................L Cole 9 88817 Rambo 23.65 H &.............................. Woods 10 48685 Cawbourne Symsy 23.75 J &...............D Bell 5 3.17pm J P PRINT, PETONE C2 C2, 410m 1 15452 Bigtime Marley nwtd............................L Cole 2 73551 Bigtime Sam 23.91 G &.......... S Fredrickson 3 54378 Eye Kno 23.78 H &............................ Woods 4 35816 Apricity 24.00...............................A Turnwald 5 64432 Plan Stan nwtd................................ L Pearce 6 32242 Eye Far nwtd......................................M Flipp

7 74618 Bigtime Serena 23.66.........................L Cole 8 83374 Cawbourne Ridge 23.56 J &................D Bell Emergencies: 9 68727 De Blonde nwtd.................................. B Hunt 10 478F6 Cool Wolf 23.70.............................. D Donlon 6 3.37 RED SNAPPER SEAFOODS, CHRISTCHURCH C3 C3, 410m 1 23315 Queen Big League 23.55 G &.S Fredrickson 2 52117 Electrical Storm 23.69...................M Goodier 3 32451 Billy’s Churn 23.50...................... G Hodgson 4 35333 Three Amigos 23.65 J &......................D Bell 5 41735 Retail Mayhem nwtd....................... L Pearce 6 65222 Mila Mila 24.06.............................A Turnwald 7 5x754 Limpy Jackson nwtd J &.......................D Bell 8 15213 Bigtime Banjo 23.58............................L Cole 9 78266 Tazia nwtd..................................... D Denbee 10 18347 Kirkham Webby nwtd.......................C Morris 7 3.52pm HENLEY MEMORIAL HEATS 11TH APRIL @ CAMBRIDGE C4, 410m 1 65488 No Time Toulouse 23.66.....................L Cole 2 23281 Bigtime Jasmine 23.92........................L Cole 3 68718 Mahala Bay nwtd H &........................ Woods 4 71346 It’s Complicated nwtd..........................L Cole 5 14167 Bigtime Ziggy nwtd..............................L Cole 6 23527 Bigtime Honey 24.01...........................L Cole 7 81621 Luke Skywalker 23.52..................... L A Hunt 8 88612 Bigtime Minnie nwtd............................L Cole 9 17786 Butterball nwtd............................... M Gowan 10 18878 Bigtime Charlie nwtd...................... M Gowan

8 4.19pm KAMADA PARK C1 C1, 457m

1 23131 Bigtime Archie nwtd............................L Cole 2 34562 Bigtime Hunter nwtd............................L Cole 3 74734 Van Jack nwtd............................... D Denbee 4 33485 Bill’s Barker 26.58............................S Maher 5 86634 Bionic Boy nwtd............................M Goodier 6 7x852 Bigtime Fred 26.04..............................L Cole 7 58464 Flying Dewy nwtd.........................A Turnwald 8 58425 Tuff Treasure nwtd..........................B Mitchell Emergencies: 9 46837 Mister Ebby 26.09........................A Turnwald 10 87676 Iris Allen nwtd G &.................. S Fredrickson 9 4.37pm OUTBACK TRADING COMPANY C1, 457m 1 37542 Midnight Molly 26.28....................B Hodgson 2 67622 Tuff Temptress nwtd.......................B Mitchell 3 35734 Bigtime Paige 26.35............................L Cole 4 44863 Arm Turner nwtd.........................J McInerney 5 44553 Bigtime Lonestar 27.28 G &.... S Fredrickson 6 82455 Tuff Mr. Tee 26.55...........................B Mitchell 7 32631 Bigtime Shadow 26.04........................L Cole 8 13642 Vibe nwtd.....................................A Turnwald 9 81888 Bigtime Jasper 26.87..........................L Cole 10 68578 Cawbourne Zayne 27.64 J &...............D Bell 10 4.54pm STEVE THE AUCTIONEER DAVIS C2, 457m 1 x1111 Turanza’s Terror 25.98..................A Turnwald 2 13646 Bigtime Alfie 26.52..............................L Cole 3 11112 Bigtime Homie 26.08...........................L Cole 4 68526 Bigtime Mike 26.18.............................L Cole 5 7835F Lucky James 27.03............................M Flipp

6 11525 Pick A Pascal nwtd G &.......... S Fredrickson 7 33382 Caveman Sam 25.88...................B Hodgson 8 12767 Brazil Cambara 26.92 G &...... S Fredrickson Emergencies: 9 75551 Bigtime Doug 25.82............................L Cole 10 88817 Rambo nwtd H &................................ Woods 11 5.11 TOTAL BODYSHOP SUPPLIES C3/4, 457m 1 24853 You Can Be 26.01...............................L Cole 2 51456 Roman Nose Zarr nwtd................A Turnwald 3 85762 Tuna Speed 26.15.....................E Duganzich 4 53271 Kamada Park 26.11.....................A Turnwald 5 17384 Bigtime Chris 26.27 G &......... S Fredrickson 6 82545 Allen Mack nwtd............................M Roberts 7 27532 Gazza’s Girl nwtd G &............. S Fredrickson 8 43313 Tommy The Jett 26.25..................A Turnwald 9 76745 Bigtime Kiss 26.14..............................L Cole 10 55586 Bigtime Forest 25.97...........................L Cole 12 5.27pm NZ DERBY GROUP 1 HEATS 11TH APRIL @ CAMBRIDGE C4 C4/5, 457m 1 84227 Big League Diva 25.95 G &.... S Fredrickson 2 71477 All About Space 25.84........................L Cole 3 11567 Fusion Cronulla 25.81..................A Turnwald 4 11465 Bigtime Lilah 26.05.............................L Cole 5 13151 Diddilee 25.92..............................A Turnwald 6 82356 Bigtime Caleb 25.99............................L Cole 7 54311 Ask King Jeff 25.78.............................L Cole 8 32411 Bigtime Levi 25.75..............................L Cole LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

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April 8 & 9, 2019 MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am - 3pm 206 CLUB AGE CONCERN. Join us for a fun day filled with activities for the over 60 years. For more information ring Age Concern 308 6817. Seniors Centre, Cameron Street. 10am - 4pm

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Your Stars ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): You can take hundreds of steps and wind up just where you started if the path is a circle. Progress isn’t just about taking steps. Alignment of actions is as important as action itself. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Question: How many people have to call someone “great” before that someone has achieved greatness? Answer: one. The rules of greatness are that everyone gets to choose and abide by their own criteria. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): There are many ways you tell your personal story. Much depends on who’s asking. Right now, you’re telling it to yourself in an effort to figure out why you left a place and how to get back there. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): You’ll be setting a goal. The proper scale will matter. It should be high enough that you’re not sure how you’re going to get there and low enough that it accommodates the reality of your situation. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): Getting one important thing accomplished today will make you feel like a star. Getting halfway through five things will make you feel unaccomplished. Success depends on narrowing the focus. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): Just as everything you own needs its place, everything you want to do needs a time slot. If you don’t say when, the answer may as well be “never.” Even a distant date stamp is better than none at all. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): You know why you care about a thing, but you’re not sure why everyone else should. This is worth giving some thought, as you won’t get the support you need until you help others understand what you’re doing. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): Social skills are about making people feel comfortable, starting with yourself. Uncomfortable situations will happen. This is an excellent time to plan for so you’ll have things that make you feel better. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Do you shake hands or go in for a hug? How do you sign off on the email? What do you say at the end of the phone call? These and other negotiations of intimacy will be an interesting part of your day. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): What’s waiting to be discovered in this day is truly fascinating, though you wouldn’t know it by the way information is presented to you. You’ll have to look past that to get to the gold. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Many people know what you can’t do, what’s unlikely and ways things are wrong. You’re knowing in your bones what’s possible, and you can do it, too. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): Don’t let the day, or even one hour of it, become an unwitting contract with passivity. There’s something dear at stake here: your confidence. You’ll gain more with every ounce of gumption you show.

ACROSS 1. Pay your first subscription – it’s the same for everybody! (4,3,4) 8. Mother and her boy, a craftsman (5) 9. Man of wealth and power who can get a man in trouble (7) 10. It isn’t legal till one goes round the Channel Islands (7) 11. Has weapons to dream about (5) 12. It may be an evil spirit, gin – use it, anyhow (6) 14. Office of caretaker in church will border on rector initially (6) 18. Order one to be covered in a sort of cord (5) 19. Radioactive metal could ruin human insides (7) 21. Putting an uncle out, which is not kosher (7) 23, Is following in search of raft drifting around the East (5) 24. A recital from France, or MEP who makes it (11) DOWN 1. This Jack, taking the gun, is off too soon (7) 2. It regulates our glucose and gives us nil in compound form (7) 3. This may be the key to a gin mixer (5) 4. Ill-will shown when I’m put up in Tyne like this (6) 5. Haul the gauntlet along with the cases (7) 6. This may snake over a woman’s shoulders (3) 7. The staff of life is not alone to be lived by (5) 13. Pawnbroker has a right to it, but it’s not obvious (7) 15. Single tabletop that could shine when it’s wet (7) 16. The compunction with which some err maybe (7) 17. Board giving part question, part answer, is to disappear (6) 18. Be in two minds but do it anyhow (5) 20. Consternation that exists among several armament makers (5) 22. Award one will hollow one’s hands for (3)

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WordWheel Insert the missing letter to complete an eight-letter word reading clockwise or anti-clockwise.

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Insert the missing letter to complete an eight-letter word reading clockwise or Previous solution: HESITANT anticlockwise. Previous solution: HESITANT


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How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There’s at least one five-letter word. Good Very Good How 7many words 11 of Excellent three or 15 more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There’s atsolution: least one five-letter word. Previous ado, aid, air, arid, aroid, oar,Good rad, radio, rai, raid, Gooddor, 7 Very 11 Excellent 15ria, rid, road, rod


Previous cryptic solution

Across: 1. Brunt 4. Felucca 8. Overindulgent 10. Solve 11. Need 12. High 16. Parka 17. Philanthropic 19. Rankles 20. Panel. 2 4. Fiddle 5 5.9Lulled 6 Down: 1. Blotting paper 2. Use 3. 1 Thirst 6. Credulity 7. Astrophysical 9.5Precision 8 13. 3 Sprawl 14. Gratis 15. Satrap 18. Pin 6 2 1

Previous quick solution

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DOWN 1. Undecorated (5) 2. Compliant (8) 3. Concluding (6) 4. Waistband (4) 5. Set off (7) 6. Put back together (10) 9. Lost for words (10) 12. Primitive, wild (8) 14. Permeate (7) 16. Do without (6) 19. Discovers (5) 20. Stretch across (4)



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9 8 7 5 3 1 2 4 6

5 6 1 9 7 2 8 3 4

7 2 8 4 1 3 6 9 5

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3 9 2 8 5 6 4 7 1

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1 5 6 4 4 1 9

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6 5 3 2 4 9 7 1 8

6 8 9 3 4 1 7 5 2

5 7 2 6 8 9 4 3 1

4 3 1 7 2 5 6 8 9

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2 4 8 5 3 7 9 1 6

3 9 5 8 7 2 1 6 4

8 1 6 4 9 3 5 2 7

7 2 4 1 5 6 3 9 8

3 4 7 9 6

5 3 3 5 7 1 5 9 9 7 PREVIOUS SOLUTIONS 3 8 5 4 1 2 7 5 9 6 8 1 3 5 7 8 3 6 1 9 2 4 4 2 4 8 5 61 7 3 9 32 6 2 8 8 5 1 6 2 7 4 3 9 5 2 4 11 9 5 8 7 6 3 7 7 6 9 54 8 3 2 95 2 1 1 4 5 99 3 23 7 6 8 2 9 7 8 1 6 3 4 5 7 1 8 6 8 3 5 7 4 1 9 2 2 6

Fill the grid so that every column, every row and 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9.


ACROSS 1. Tendency (10) 7. Dodge (5) 8. Sack (7) 10. Aware (8) 11. Monster in fairy tales (4) 13. Become larger (6) 15. Material (6) 17. Incinerate (4) 18. Dubious (8) 21. Instance (7) 22. Leases (5) 23. Strengthens (10)

Previous solution: ado, aid, air, arid, aroid, dor, oar, rad, radio, rai, raid, ria, rid, road, rod


Across: 7. Counter-attack 8. Assassin 9. Limb 10. Silent 3Stable 19. Spit 1 21. Sanctity 5 12. Assist 14. Icy 15. Deeper 17. 23. Accommodation 7 9 3 Down: 1. Conspire 2. Unease 3. Fens 4. Gainsays 5. Stalls 1 4 2 7 6. Scam 11. Tiresome 13. Solution 16. Python 18. Astute 2 6 3 20. Pact 22. Nude



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8 7 1 4 5 9 2 6 3

5 2 6 8 3 7 4 1 9

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ROBINSON, Robert (Bob) – Of Coniston, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Anthony Wilding Retirement Village, aged 93. Dearly loved husband of his late wife Iris, cherished father of Anne, Maree and Rose. Adored Grandad of Davinia, Andrew, Nick, Jonny and Hamish and great grandchildren Quintin and Emelia, and dearly loved friend of Fiona Bunce and all other extended family. Funeral to be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Park Street, Ashburton on Thursday, April 11 at 11am. Messages to Bob’s family may be posted c/o PO Box 31300 Ilam, Christchurch 8444. Canterbury Christian Funeral Services FDANZ 03 358 8807

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WEDNESDAY High cloud increasing. Rain spreading north late as northerlies change southerly.

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FRIDAY Occasional showers, clearing later. Southwesterlies.

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Heavy rain about the main divide. High cloud with a few spots of rain further E, becoming more widespread rain at night. NW, gale in exposed places, changing S at lower levels at night.










Rain easing to showers early. Snow possibly lowering to 1600 metres. Southerly breezes at lower levels, but westerlies about the tops.










Occasional showers, easing later. Snow possibly lowering to 1100 metres for a time. Southwesterlies.

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5:36 11:50 6:00 12:18 6:21 12:37 6:49 1:07 7:13 1:28 7:44 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 4 minutes.

Rise 6:57 am Set 6:12 pm Good

Good fishing Rise 9:24 am Set 7:56 pm

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Rise 6:58 am Set 6:10 pm Good

Good fishing Rise 10:30 am Set 8:30 pm

Rise 7:00 am Set 6:08 pm Good

Good fishing Rise 11:36 am Set 9:10 pm

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 3:05 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 3:00 pm, yesterday 107.1 Nth Ashburton at 2:05 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 2:05 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 4:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 3:05 pm, yesterday


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Fine, but morning low cloud or possible fog. Northeasterlies.

overnight max low

Fine, apart from cloud morning and night. Winds mainly light. Mainly fine, high cloud with a few spots of rain later. Northwesterlies developing.


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Canterbury High Country

North of Rangiora, remaining showers clearing in the afternoon and becoming fine. Further south, morning cloud, then fine. Northeasterlies from afternoon.

Monday, 8 April 2019

A trough of low pressure over northern New Zealand is moving slowly away to the northeast. A ridge of high pressure across the South Island drifts onto central regions this afternoon allowing a complex frontal system to approach Fiordland and Southland tonight.

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TOMORROW: Fine, but morning low cloud or possible fog. NE from afternoon. MAX 20 OVERNIGHT MIN WEDNESDAY: High cloud increasing. Rain overnight as N changes S. MAX 24 OVERNIGHT MIN THURSDAY: Rain easing to a few showers early. Southerlies.








TODAY: Morning cloud, then fine. Afternoon northeasterlies.



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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 13.8 14.4 Max to 4pm 1.6 Minimum -2.3 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm April to date 46.8 Avg Apr to date 12 2019 to date 175.2 181 Avg year to date Wind km/h S7 At 4pm Strongest gust S 19 Time of gust 1:18pm

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Monday, April 8, 2019


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Hayley Duffell has a captive audience as she shows what she can do during Saturday’s rhythmic gymnastics open day.


Young gymnasts shine By Erin Tasker

Olympia Gymnastics Sports Ashburton’s open day on Saturday was one coach Michelle Smith-Copland will remember forever, for a couple of reasons. She’ll remember it for the fact that it was the best turn out that they’d ever had to an open day, but also because it was the one where she broke her foot. Smith-Copland said she twisted her foot at the start of the event,

but with such a good turn out and a job that had to be done, she carried on. Looking back on the day yesterday, with her foot firmly in plaster for the next few weeks, she wasn’t sure how she worked through the pain, but she did. Other than the broken foot, Smith-Copland said the open day was a huge success. She said kids from all over Canterbury turned out to have a go, and it was the best turn-out the

club had experienced in its short history. “They were so enthusiastic and really showed talent,” Smith-Copland said. “There were some amazing kids who I hope will sign up.” Olympia Gymastics Sports Ashburton began back in 2016 and had come a long way since then, and had long way to go this year – thousands of kilometres, actually. Five of the club’s young rhythmic gymnasts are set to travel to Italy in June where they will take

part in a competition, and then train with coaches from Russia. The five youngsters are Maisy Bowan and Greta Bowan, who is just five years old, Arnica Copland, Madison Townshend and Marama Harrison, and all are currently fundraising for the trip which Smith-Copland said will be a huge opportunity for them and the club. On home soil, the club is about to embark on its competition season, with hopes high that they

will add to the impressive haul of medals members won last year. Squad members are set to travel to a competition in Wellington in May, and the Ashburton club will host its own competition at the EA Networks Centre on July 28. Olympia’s classes run on Tuesday afternoons at Ashburton’s EA Networks Centre and they are for kids aged four and up. The club’s competition squads also trains at other times during the week.

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