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Police target young crims BY MYLES HUME


Ashburton police have up to 11 young suspects on their radar who they believe are operating in small groups to break into homes and cars. Two young adults and a youth have already been arrested by police, with one to appear in Ashburton District Court next week, one referred to youth aid and another yet to be charged following an alleged break-in at a Hampstead address. “The police believe these three people are part of a larger group of teenagers and young adults meeting together, and wandering, taking whatever opportunity they can to break into dwellings and cars,” Ashburton police intelligence officer Mark Prendergast said. He said up to 11 people were in the sights of police who may be operating in smaller groups, in the Hampstead and Netherby areas, targeting homes mainly on Wakanui, Trevors and Beach roads and Chalmers Avenue. Mr Prendergast said the three offenders dealt with by police were allegedly involved in a break-in at an Oxford Street home in Hampstead during the weekend. “The occupant’s vehicle was also taken and the offenders went for a joy ride that ended down at the Ashburton River where they dumped it not far from Milton Road,” Mr Prendergast said.

They then attempted to set the car on fire ...

“They then attempted to set the car on fire but it never took hold and it extinguished itself. There was also some damage done to the interior.” He said police charged one young man on two counts of burglary, one of theft of a vehicle, arson and a driving-related matter. An associated youth was referred to youth aid while a third person involved will be charged with unlawfully getting into a vehicle. “During January people in Mid Canterbury go on holiday at various times, leaving their houses unoccupied for long periods. “These houses are at risk because these young offenders can take their time to check houses that don’t have their lights on or which have little activity, once they work it out they are in.” Mr Prendergast urged homeowners to contact police immediately on 307-8400 if they had information to pass on.

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Meet Miss New Zealand. Yes, that’s her name. After her divorce, Hunterville woman Sharon New Zealand, 50, wanted to change her surname, but when she said she wanted to use her grandfather’s name, Sharon’s Exclusive Brethren grandmother wouldn’t tell her what it was. “My old maiden name was my father’s adopted name, so after I divorced I wanted to choose a new name. I was studying visual arts at UCol in 1998 and one of my classmates suggested ‘New Zealand’, because I’ve always signed my artwork Sharon.NZ. “I sent my application and cheque off to the deed poll office. When it came to the Ms/Mrs/ Dr part I just put ‘Sharon’, so it didn’t even cross my mind until I received the letter that I was now Miss New Zealand.” – APNZ



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2 Longoria honoured US actress Eva Longoria has been named Maxim magazine’s Woman of the Year. The former Desperate Housewives star learned of the honour over the weekend and is thrilled. Longoria said in a statement: “I’ve had a beautiful relationship with Maxim over all these years ... When someone sees the cover of this issue, they’re going to say, ‘Que rico!’ ” Longoria, who beat out actresses Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie for the Maxim title, also insists that she’s more than just sexy – she’s good in the kitchen too. “One thing people are usually surprised about when they get to know me is how domestic I am. So when you see the sexy Maxim cover and then you put it against me in an apron with flour in my hair, it takes a moment to reconcile that image,” she said. – WENN

Lorde named in Forbes list Kiwi pop sensation Lorde has been named in an influential US magazine’s list of young people “who are changing our world”. Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, has been included in Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 issue. It features 450 young sports people, musicians, disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs who are making a difference. The list includes 30 talented people under the age of 30 in 15 different categories ( is the youngest name in the music category, rubbing shoulders with mega-stars Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Her entry says: “New Zealand’s biggest star has rocketed to mainstream acclaim with debut album Pure Heroine and unexpected hit Royals. She’s already cashing in with a $US2.5 million publishing deal, and more is undoubtedly on the way.” – APNZ


Charlie Sheen says he fooled fans into thinking he’d wed porn star girlfriend Brett Rossi by posting a cryptic message on Twitter. The US actor posted a photo of himself posing with Rossi on the steps of the French consulate in Reykjavik, Iceland, where they have been holidaying, and accompanied it with wedding news. He wrote: “This is the house ware (sic) M Gorbachev R Reagan did some epic (sic). It’s also where S and I GOT MARRIED! But Sheen says the tweet was a “joke” directed at ex-wife Denise Richards. “I wanted to give Denise a stroke!!!” the 48-year-old actor told TMZ. Rossi, 24, also took to her Twitter account to laugh off the wedding story, writing, “hahahahahahahahahaha epic.” – WENN


Jail for slapping toddler A US man has been sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping a toddler on an Atlanta-bound jet last year, a tougher than expected punishment. Joe Rickey Hundley had negotiated an agreement that would have sent him to prison for six months in exchange for his guilty plea. US Magistrate Alan Baverman decided on a stiffer sentence after considering that Hundley had been on probation for drinkdriving and had been convicted of assault in Virginia. Hundley admitted using a racial slur to the mother of the toddler, who was crying during the flight. The toddler’s mother, Jessica Bennett, told investigators that Hundley told her to “to shut that (n-word) baby up” before he slapped the 19-month-old on the face. Bennett and her child were in the seat next to Hundley’s. – MCT



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KiwiRail denies its train caused fire

Three arrests over retaliation brawl

By Myles HuMe

The Ashburton District Council wants KiwiRail to foot the bill for a large blaze in Chertsey this week, but the rail authority denies its train caused the fire. Ashburton principal rural fire officer Don Geddes said he would be pursuing KiwiRail to recover the cost for the blaze he believes one of its northbound trains started about 2.30pm on Monday, tying up firefighters for 90 minutes. “Any vegetation fires in rural areas are either in a district council or Department of Conservation jurisdiction, so whoever the fire authority is it has the ability to recover all the suppression costs that were incurred in putting it out,” Mr

Geddes said. That cost, yet to be determined, could also include resources used from the Ashburton, Rakaia and Dunsandel volunteer brigades. With those stations, rural volunteers were also called to the blaze near State Highway 1 from Pendarves, Willowby, Ashburton Rural and Lauriston. Mr Geddes said yesterday firefighters turned up to find four separate fires along a 1km stretch next to the railway lines that went on to engulf a 4.3 hectare wheat crop. A KiwiRail spokesperson said on Monday night initial checks found no problems with the locomotive or its wagons, and said that was further confirmed yesterday after a more thorough inspection at its Christchurch depot.

“So we don’t believe we started the fire, and that’s pretty much it,” a spokesperson said. When asked if KiwiRail would cover the bill charged by the council, she replied saying “no, there was no problem with the train”. Prior to KiwiRail’s response yesterday Mr Geddes said he was hopeful the rail authority would cover the cost, but admitted “they have a history of denying responsibility”. After being made aware of KiwiRail’s denial of involvement, Mr Geddes did not want to comment further, but said he would still continue to seek the costs, subject to further investigation. He said the cost of damage to the wheat crop was between the Chertsey farmer and KiwiRail.

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By Cullen sMitH Police have arrested three youths involved in what they believe was an organised brawl in retaliation for a brutal group assault on a teenage girl on Saturday. Police were called out to a fight involving a group of 10 to 15 youths near the Papanui Domain in Sawyers Arms Rd about 6.20pm on Monday. Neighbours reported a “large fight” involving weapons between youths in the domain, but the group had dispersed when police arrived. Senior Sergeant Mike McRandle said a short time later police stopped a car with smashed windows in Cranford St and found that the occupants had taken part in the organised brawl. Two youths aged 17 and 18 were arrested and given pre-charge warnings. a third youth, aged 17, was arrested for possessing an offensive weapon and has been referred to a Community Justice Panel. Police also recovered a number of items from the car including a steel bar, a chain, knives, screwdrivers and a hammer. Senior Sergeant McRandle said police believed the brawl was prompted by Facebook posts calling for retaliation over the vicious assault of a 14-year-old girl by several young women on Saturday. That incident was filmed and posted on social media. Video showed the girl being dragged by her hair and forced to take part in a fight. She was surrounded and punched repeatedly in the head as she tried to cover her face. Other girls kicked her on the body.


At the end of the 1.07-minute video, the girl collapses by the roadside. Footage of the attack was posted by a concerned schoolboy on his Facebook page, ‘Only Kiwis Will Get This’. The Facebook posting comes with an introduction which says: “Ok everyone so over in Christchurch there has been a four on one beating that has caused lots of drama in Christchurch. “Poor thing, she didn’t even want it she was dragged into it! Like to support the poor girl.” It has received almost 8000 likes, and has been shared 2300 times. The page was set up by 14-year-old Jayvin Ryder. He posted the video after seeing it being shared with some of his online friends. Senior Sergeant McRandle said the arrested youths were not believed to have any connection with the assault or the people involved. Police were worried that suggestions of retaliation could easily get out of hand. “It’s especially concerning people with no connection to the original incident have taken advantage of this situation to start fights,” he said. Meanwhile police investigating the assault on the 14-year-old have identified the four girls, aged between 12 and 16, that were believed to have been involved. Detective Constable Simon Keith said the family of one of the girls had contacted police yesterday and police had spoken to two others. He said it was likely all four would be referred to police youth aid services. - APNZ

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New fees ‘deter customers’

By Sue NewmaN

Increased parking fees and a tough new fines regime for overstayers are punishing inner town retailers says Ashburton Business Association member Bob McDonald. With almost unlimited parking available in several big box retail areas in Ashburton, Mr McDonald says shoppers are being given every reason to abandon the central business area and take their patronage

elsewhere. “One hour parking has gone up 60 per cent and fines for expired metres by 250 per cent. That means a $40 fine and there will be families who will simply stop shopping in the CBD because of that.” It now costs $1 to park for an hour on East Street. When the old parking meters were replaced by pay and display machines, all the wriggle room of extra time after a tyre was chalked and before a parking warden revisited the site

had disappeared, he said. “Now if the ticket on the dash says 3.30 and it’s 3.31 you get a ticket. “People are trying to rebuild the town centre and attract new retailers but no one will want to come here to shop once the fines starting hitting people.” It had been proven in other parts of New Zealand that town and city centres died when parking regimes became too tough, Mr McDonald said. The business association has

a record of being opposed to inner town parking meters and made its objections clear when they were first installed, about 15 years ago. Its preference has always been for free parking with time limits. He’s keen to launch a petition to have Ashburton’s parking regime reviewed. Parking meters and over stayer fines were a thinly disguised revenue gathering exercise for the Ashburton District Council, he said.

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Indecent assault A 22 year old Ashburton man was charged with indecent assault after he allegedly touched a woman’s buttocks in public recently. The man was unknown to the victim. He will appear in Ashburton District Court on Monday.

Gardens ripped up Residents on Chalmers Avenue and Bridge Street were shocked to wake on Sunday morning with plants and flowers ripped out of their gardens. Ashburton police are investigating.

St John calls St John Ashburton attended a total of 71 incidents during the week ending January 5, visiting a total or 34 urgent calls, 23 non-urgent calls and 14 routine calls. Of those 71 calls, 59 were medical and 12 were from accidents. Ambulances travelled a total of 2683km.

Police chief moving Whangarei/Kaipara’s police chief Inspector Tracy Phillips is on the move after spending slightly more than a year in the job. Ms Phillips will take up the role of Upper North Regional Professional Standards manager, based in Auckland. - APNZ

Fire on board boat An engine fire on a boat with four people aboard off Coromandel was extinguished yesterday afternoon and the vessel made its way back to shore. Emergency services were called out about 3pm after reports the launch, which was about 500m off the Pauanui coastline, was taking on water after a fire started on board. Fire Service spokesman Jaron Phillips said firefighters boarded the vessel a short time later, but the engine blaze had been extinguished. - APNZ

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Exhibition features Mid Canterbury artists Cash and Carry art exhibition viewers Tadashi Kanehira and Yuki Shimba take in works at the Methven Heritage Centre this week. There is less than one month to go for art lovers to buy paintings being exhibited at the annual Christmas Cash and Carry exhibition, featuring a range of work from Mid Canterbury artists. Some works have already disappeared from the walls as they sell, but there is still time for buyers with the exhibition closing on February 4.


Stabbed fisherman cuts barb off at sea By Kiri GilleSpie A fisherman stabbed by a stingray while hauling in nets at sea managed to cut the barb off while it was still embedded in his leg. The 40-year-old Maketu local was fishing with a friend near Motunau (Plate) Island on Monday afternoon. Maketu fire chief Shane

Beech said the two men were pulling in nets when they hauled in the stingray, which punctured the man’s thigh. Mr Beech estimated the barb was embedded about 50mm in the man’s leg, with about 50mm protruding. Mr Beech said the men were forced to cut the barb from the stingray while still at sea. They then called 111 to ar-

range to meet help back at shore and headed in, where they met with Mr Beech and the fire brigade at the Kaituna Cut jetty. Firefighters assisted the man until a St John ambulance arrived. Mr Beech said the man did not appear to be in terrible pain, a common result of stingray wounds.

“He wasn’t too bad actually. I think he was more worried about what would happen in regard to the toxin barbs can carry. He was conscious and talking to us for a while.” The man was taken to Tauranga Hospital. A hospital spokesman said the man was in a “comfortable” condition. The man declined to talk to media. - APNZ

A weed-spraying truck crashed in Waikato yesterday, dumping up to 3000 litres of weed killer into a stream. Waihi police Acting Sergeant Wayne Harper said the small weed-spraying truck veered off Waihi’s Waitawheta Rd after the driver was blinded by sunstrike about 7.30am. The driver suffered minor injuries. - APNZ

Motorcyclist named A man who died when his motorcycle and a car collided in Waikato at the weekend was part of a larger group returning to Auckland from a tour of the South Island. Police have identified him as 24-year-old Chinese national Shixun Jiang. He was travelling north on State Highway 1 at Taupiri when the crash occurred on Saturday at 9.30pm, police said.

Pilot trapped A pilot trapped in a crashed microlight plane in the Central North Island was freed yesterday by rescue crews. Northern Communications Fire Service shift commander Jaron Phillips said the man suffered minor injuries in the crash, which occurred on farmland off Macmillan Rd near Tirau about 10am. He was taken to hospital by helicopter. He was thought to have hurt his back. - APNZ

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Family requests time to grieve BY TONI WILLIAMS


Courtenay Rushton was a “beautiful, outgoing and active young woman” according to the family of the Ashburton teenager who died of suspected meningococcal disease last week. Friends and family gather in Ashburton today to farewell the 16-year-old as they are “struggling to come to terms” with their tragic loss. Clinical indications suggested meningococcal disease was the most likely cause of the Rangi Ruru pupil’s death, but it was unlikely to be confirmed because prompt treatment with antibiotics meant microbiological culture was not possible. She did not contract her illness at school. The family issued a statement yesterday through spokesperson Duncan Storrier in which they asked to be given privacy, and time to grieve. “Courtenay was a beautiful, outgoing and active young woman who just a week ago was looking forward to a bright and promising future. “The family are clearly devastated by her loss and struggling to come to terms with the fact she is no longer with us.” Mr Storrier said the family wanted to thank medical personnel who treated Miss Rushton. “The family have asked me to make a point of thanking the health professionals who gave her the best possible care during her last days - from Westpac paramedics, to the doctors and nurses at Christchurch Hospital and elsewhere.” Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey said it was important to raise awareness and make sure people had the information in perspective. “I’d like to make it clear to people that while meningococcal disease is frightening, it is rare and most people take all the necessary steps to protect their children.” He said the family had been checked and treated so were at no risk of getting ill or passing on infection to others. “Everyone involved has done the right things: Courtenay’s family had ensured that she received all appropriate care

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Just one year ago the Ashburton Guardian photographed the then 15-year-old Rangi Ruru student rouging oats at a farm in Hinds over her summer holidays.



Tragically, it was not possible to save Courtenay and our thoughts and sympathy go out to her family and friends at this sad time.”

through her life, including all recommended vaccinations, and they and their health providers responded quickly and appropriately in getting her to where she could get the best possible treatment.” “Tragically, it was not possible to save Courtenay and our thoughts and sympathy go out to her family and friends at this sad time.” Miss Rushton’s funeral is at Holy Name Church in Ashburton.

MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE – THE FACTS ■ Meningococcal disease is rare. ■ It is caused by a bacterium, Neisseria meningitidis, which occurs naturally and usually harmlessly in the nose and throat of up to 15 per cent of the population. ■ In order to cause infection the bacteria have to get into the bloodstream. ■ There are a number of different strains and vaccines are recommended when the incidence of infection with a strain exceeds 1 in 100,000 cases per year. ■ The MenzB child vaccination cam-

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paign between 2004 and 2008 was such an example which led to a significant decline in the number of meningococcal B cases. ■ The Ministry of Health recommends children who residing at residential institutions, such as a hall of residence at a university be vaccinated against meningococcal disease, although it is not funded. Dr Humphrey said it was not from fear of more risk of contracting meningococcal disease but its ability to spread faster if an outbreak occurred.

Harvesting of blackcurrants is under way on Mid Canterbury farms following a challenging growing season. Winchmore farmer James Tavendale said his 135 hectares of the health-giving currants had been hit by the extreme weather which marked 2013. Events included a localised hail storm on Ashburton show day which reduced yield on one block by at least 50 per cent, and gale-force winds blowing flowers off bushes. However, the winds had also helped with pollination, and the harvest was going well with some exciting new varieties yielding significant volumes. Mr Tavendale said the new varieties would be filling non-contract orders, and the appearance of them on the scene this year was thanks to a breeding programme between blackcurrant growers and Plant and Food.

“Anything off contract is a bit of a struggle, directly related to the crop in Poland, whether or not it has had a good year,” Mr Tavendale said. Contracted fruit was holding relatively good returns, and the contracts were with Ribena and Barker’s. The harvest on the farm will be under way for the month of January, and involves 16 staff, including school and university students. It involves grape harvesters being driven between rows of blackcurrant bushes. Then the currants are tipped into a truck and transported to an on-farm outdoor production line where they are sorted and put into large pallets. There are over one million blackcurrant bushes on the farm, with 8000 bushes per hectare. There are four blackcurrant growers in Mid Canterbury, and those four farms make up a significant portion of the entire industry in New Zealand.


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SUVs, utes in hot demand By Sue NewmaN The must-have item on vehicle shopping lists in Ashburton last year was an SUV or ute, local car dealers say. As new car registrations nationally hit a 30 year high, sales in Ashburton have also hit an all-time high with dealers rating the year as one of, if not the best year on record. And that can be put down to solid demand for SUV and fourwheel-drive vehicles says D&E new car sales manager Kevin Opele. “A lot of people are trading out of smaller vehicles and getting into higher up vehicles such as an SUV. Every make now has a mini-SUV,” he said. He estimates sales in SUVs,

utes and four-wheel-drive vehicles were up by around 15 per cent last year at the expense of the larger sedan. While the trend was a national one, for Nissan Navara sales, Ashburton was second only to the Bay of Plenty in numbers, Mr Opele said. That new vehicle registrations were breaking records was no surprise to Ray McLaren, new car sales manager for Gluyas Ford. “This is the best year we’ve ever had. The local economy is buoyant and everybody is busy, they’re earning and they’ve got money to spend.” While some models were readily available, others were on restricted allocation and that had meant some missed

sales, he said. Solid growth in the SUV market had seen bigger vehicles such as Commodores pushed aside, with buyers seeming to prefer something that drove like a car but was higher off the ground, Mr McLaren said. A very strong December showed little sign of slowing as the new year started, with indications already that January would be another strong month, he said. December was one of the busiest on record said Smallbones new car sales manager Lyndon Moore, and that busyness had continued into the new year. “We’re buying cars three months ahead of ourselves and we’re trying to estimate what’s

going to happen. We’re upping the ante and there is no indication this is going to stop. We’re well up on the previous year.” He believes new car sale numbers have been boosted by a growing number of buyers who originally planned to buy a second hand vehicle with low kilometres but changed their mind when they realised they could have a new vehicle for not much more money. “The price of new cars has dropped and that market is growing fast. A lot of people are buying Captivas. They’re good around town and they’re not a bulky truck.” Last year Toyota was the market leader, selling more cars during the year than in any year for the past 26 years.

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Water crisis Gisborne is in a water crisis following a major break in the main trunk pipeline from the dams that supply the city with water. The pipe break was identified on Monday and it is understood the damage was caused by a large landslide in the Mangapoike area. Water restrictions are in place and repairs could take two weeks to complete. - APNZ

Musterer injured A casual musterer on a farm near Gisborne was flown to hospital after the horse he was riding died beneath him as they descended a steep hillside. The 69-year-old horseman suffered neck, head and facial injuries in the mishap on Monday morning, at Rere, 50km north-west of Gisborne. He was flown to Waikato Hospital. - APNZ

Canny chairman Hawke’s Bay Regional Council chairman Fenton Wilson has proved to be one of the country’s most canny local body leaders after it emerged he spent less than $400 to win a position that pays almost $110,000 a year. Mr Wilson’s election expenses were small change compared with the amount spent by the mayors of Napier and Hastings, who each had to fork out more than $15,000 to secure victory in the October local body elections. - APNZ

Green light for bikes Winter mountain biking on Heaphy Track has been approved by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith. He made the announcement yesterday at Karamea on the West Coast. Mountain bikers will be permitted to ride the great walk from May 1 to September 30 each year. - APNZ

Learn to swim on again Josh Holland, 6, blows bubbles under the watchful eye of Learn to Swim instructor Teresa Wyatt, while five-year-old James Wood (rear) waits his turn.

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February reopening

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More than 100 Mid Canterbury kids will take to the water in the Ashburton Community Pool Learn to Swim holiday programme over the next three weeks. Group sessions and one-on-one lessons will cater to swimmers of all levels – and there are still vacancies. Learn To Swim co-ordinator Stacey Hoets said 150 children were booked in for group sessions over three weeks. And there were private lessons arranged for the fourth week of the holidays, although the one-on-one sessions could be scheduled to suit. She said overall numbers at the holiday programme were down on last year but the smaller class sizes appealed to some parents. There was an average of five students per class but each class is capped at six. The students, at either pre-school or school age, are taught to their own skill levels. Five year old Alex Carr was using the

lessons to get an extra boost of confidence to help her swimming. She does swimming lessons during the term and it is her first time at the holiday programme. “She is pretty confident but can’t get her kick right. The (holiday programme) will help boost her lessons.” her mum said. Mrs Hoets said water safety was the main objective of the programme but the classes gave children an opportunity to further their swimming, so they could take it up as a sport. She said there was no set timeframe a child would take to learn to swim. “Every kid is different, some kids will cruise though the levels but some will sit at the same level for a while.” “There is no point in putting them up a level, (before they’re ready).” Anyone looking to get in for a session should contact the pool office. The community pool is open to the public and over the school holidays and has two new inflatables for people to play on. One is a “rocker”, suitable for older children and the other is a “croc fun” climbing inflatable suited for four to 12 year olds.

The redeveloped Speight’s Brewery in Dunedin is expected to be officially opened in late February, as the last work is completed. Lion external relations manager Jude Walter said all the major construction work in the $30 million project was completed. Speight’s Gold Medal Ale had been brewed in the new brew house since November. Seismic strengthening work was still being completed on some of the existing buildings, which was why scaffolding was still up on parts of the brewery. - APNZ

Dire warning Experts have delivered a dire warning that rising sea levels will put some suburban areas of coastal Christchurch under water within 100 years. The city council is now making plans for what will be a vastly different looking Canterbury coastline, caused by warming seas, melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica, and more storm surges. South New Brighton, South Shore, Sumner, Brooklands and even parts of Linwood will become water logged if current sea level increase predictions eventuate. This will lead to planned abandonment of residential areas, not too unlike what happened to the worst affected earthquake areas, which were red zoned. - APNZ




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Wednesday, January 8, 2014


DOC keen to visit dead whale By SuSan SandyS

Department of Conservation staff will race to the scene of a rotting whale on the beach at Lowcliffe after learning of its presence. The whale has been on the beach since at least Christmas Day, but the department only found out about it when the Guardian told a staff member yesterday. Biodiversity ranger Steve Harraway at Geraldine said now that he knew of the dead whale he would follow department procedure and notify both iwi and internal staff, as well as marine experts. Samples would be taken for scientific analysis. He was surprised the whale had been found as long ago as Christmas, and hoped it would still be in good enough condition for samples to be taken. From looking at photos he identified it as a baleen whale, and possibly a humpback. It was the third whale to be found dead within the last four to five months on beaches in the Canterbury area. “It’s unusual for us to have this many in a reasonably short

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Experts are to visit the site where a baleen whale has washed up at Lowcliffe.

space of time, but with a few more of them around…” he said. Populations of humpbacks had been slowly growing in the past few years. This time of year they returned from waters above New

Zealand to Antarctica as part of their annual migration. The Guardian spoke to several people yesterday who had seen the whale on the beach, which can only be accessed on foot and is on the south side of the Hinds River. They were

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surprised at the “rare” and “spectacular” find. Ashburton resident Heather Daly and her family went to see the whale after hearing about it after Christmas. “It’s probably the biggest fish I will ever see,” Mrs Daly said.


Roles many, varied, always short lived We’ve probably all had them. Holiday jobs. some were good, some were bad and others were downright messy. Guardian staff have been reminiscing about the odd jobs they once did.


n a former life when I was still at school, many, many moons ago, I did odd jobs in my search for riches. I have no idea where the money I earned ever went, but given that we had nothing but everything we ever needed, it is no wonder it was frittered away…probably on lollies. While trying to think of any jobs I did in the past I had to dust off quite a bit of grey matter in my head. And ask Mum and Dad to help me. In the end, a common link among these jobs was a sad, and interesting fact. I didn’t stay at any of these jobs for long. I will quickly point out that once I left school I stayed at my first job for eight years. So, for me, it was my youthfulness that didn’t want to work. Really, I didn’t need to work. Of all the memory data I

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was able to draw out, there were four main jobs that came to mind - and not necessarily in any order. I did not have a favourite, nor did I have a least enjoyed. Although talking to my cousin, she would be quick to point out our night job was heinous. It wasn’t really, just not our cup of tea. If I had to pay the bills on that job now, as some people do, I would hope that the people I worked with were a good bunch. I recollect the obligatory raspberry picking job in the holidays … turn up early and

pick buckets and buckets of fruit for sale. Okay really, I was lucky if I picked a bucket – one – but my quota of raspberries from cane to mouth was pretty impressive. Needless to say any enthusiasm at the start of the picking season quickly faded and I dropped off - highly likely by the end of the second week, if not the first. I think I am even owed pay at one of the orchards. It was going to be so meagre I never picked it up. Oh, I could be like the scorched almonds girl due some back pay. (Do you get any interest on a couple of bucks?) My weekly stint on a bike delivering newspapers lasted as long as it took for my box of papers to fall off mid delivery. Which if I remember correctly was about the third week - thank you to the lady who helped me pick them up. Squash processing in the evenings was wet work and if I remember correctly I wore gumboots, it was noisy and the warmth of the building was

weather dependent. Again, the job did not last longer than I was needed. Most likely it was a bad squash season and they did not get me back. Lastly there was babysitting for a couple of family friends, and then family members. It was babysitting my cousins that got me my first job outside high school and ultimately led me to where I am now. Thanks aunty. I was good with children (though Mum says differently) ... if I had a plan for the day. I think I am like that now even with my own two. I also openly admit, I was likely to suffer a meltdown if things did not go well. This was most likely to happen while I was looking after my brother and sister. My brother is most likely to remember a broken table leg – a result of my frustration after being left in charge of said brother and sister. His resounding “whoaaaa!!” at the time did not help! My parents always got me to babysit – I was cheap – but in hindsight for the other jobs I don’t think I was asked back.

The family of a 6-year-old Invercargill boy who died after a quad bike crash said they are “deeply saddened” by the accident. Charlie John Vercoe, 6, and his 12-year-old brother were riding separate adult-sized 420cc quad bikes together when the crash occurred on a Lorneville farm, near Invercargill, about 5.30pm on Monday. While police were continuing to investigate the crash, initial indications were that Charlie lost control of the quad bike he was driving, which rolled before landing in a water-filled ditch. He was taken to Southland Hospital where he later died. He had been wearing a helmet, police said. The investigation will be completed on behalf of the coroner. Charlie’s aunt Marissa McAllister said the family requested privacy while they grieved. “We’re all deeply saddened.” Charlie’s parents Robbie and Lisa posted photos of their son to their Facebook pages on Monday night, attracting a string of tributes. “Words cannot express enough,” Misti Tatana wrote. “You, Lisa and Zac xxx You’re all in our thoughts and hearts.” “So so sorry to hear of your loss,” Rodger Dawson wrote. “Our thoughts are with you all.” The boys had been visiting the farm. The owner of the property declined to comment. Charlie’s parents were being assisted by family and Victim Support. Wallacetown Volunteer Fire Brigade officer in charge Brendan Hamilton said the quad bike was lifted off Charlie by the farmer who owned the property. By that stage Charlie had already been trapped under the vehicle for up to 10 minutes. Charlie’s brother alerted the landowners to the tragedy, he said. “The farmers and the neighbours were attempting to resuscitate him, and then we took over when we arrived, then the ambulance took over from us.” A spokesman for WorkSafe New Zealand, the Government’s workplace health and safety regulator, said an investigation was under way because the incident occurred at a workplace. - APNZ

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Justice for all Coen Lammers EDITOR


he jail sentence for rugby league player Russell Packer came as a surprise to all involved, especially the New Zealand international himself. A Sydney judge this week sentenced Packer to two years in jail for a late-night alcoholfuelled assault. The player had told his family he expected to get bail and probably walk away with a slap on the wrist, but can’t truly be surprised to be jailed for such a violent offence. The fact is that far too many sportspeople on both sides of the Tasman have received seemingly preferential treatment, either through a sentence or name suppression, based on their public profiles. The fact that Packer was dealt with according to the letter of the law was even bigger news than the court case itself. The league player clearly anticipated the same consideration Australian and New Zealand judges have shown for many of his NRL colleagues and All Blacks over the years and even his flabbergasted lawyer admitted he was unprepared for an actual jail sentence and scrambled to lodge an appeal. Once the appeal process is completed, Packer may find a more lenient judge and have his sentence reduced to a lesser penalty, but while he is spending time in jail, he can reflect on how he got there. We pay our league and rugby stars to smash their opponents on the field, but they cannot be allowed to take that behaviour on to the street. Anyone found guilty of repeatedly beating and stomping another person’s head like Packer, should expect to go to jail, whatever their public profile. Far too many sports stars have been able to walk away virtually scot-free for offences that would have put less privileged New Zealand behind bars. You simply call a press conference, shed a few tears in front of the camera, apologise to your family, the public and the courts, cop a bit of community service and get back on the field. Athletes and their entourage need to learn that the law is the same for everyone, and unfortunately for Russell Packer, the Sydney judge made this point loud and clear.



Lifejackets We went to Lake Hood on Saturday, only to see a number of boaties still not wearing lifejackets and one of them was drinkng while driving the boat. Come on lake patrol start getting tough on these dickheads.

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by David Fletcher

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POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Are you sticking to your New Year’s resolution? Yes 62.5%

No 37.5%

What makes the council meetings tick A

s any mayor or councillor would tell you, councils have a lot of meetings. To help ensure our more formal meetings are properly organised and well run we are required under the Local Government Act 2002 to adopt Standing Orders. Standing Orders set out the formal rules for the conduct of council meetings. The model set of Standing Orders that most councils use have been around for quite some time. While they have stood the test of time, they can require some real expertise to navigate and a bit of time for new councillors to get used to. At the last Ashburton District Council meeting in December a set of revised Standing Orders were adopted, which will apply to our council meetings from now on. There is no statutory requirement for Standing Orders to be reviewed following each election, but if you are going to do a review, just after an election is a good time, so that newly elected and returning members reach a common understanding about the meeting procedures that will apply for their threeyear term. Before the council adopted the revised Standing Orders,


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the mayor, councillors and relevant staff spent most of a day in a workshop to discuss their understanding of the rules for the conduct of proceedings at council, committee and Methven Community Board meetings. One or two of the more topical confirmations or agreements that have now been decided are: Councillors will rise and formally acknowledge the mayor when speaking at full council meetings. Male councillors are expected to wear ties at these meetings. If the mayor or committee chair is present at the meeting, they must preside over the meeting. They can’t step aside from presiding over the meeting to let the deputy mayor or deputy chair or another councillor have a go at running the meeting, unless they declare a conflict of interest. The quorum for the meeting is established whether or not all of the members present are

voting or entitled to vote. We have 13 elected members on our council and the quorum is no less than seven. Agendas are circulated at least two clear working days in advance of the meeting in order to allow time to read the reports. Elected members will try and alert council officers in advance of any questions they have in relation to reports in agendas so that informed answers can be provided either beforehand or at the meeting. If an elected member is thinking about making an amendment to a proposed recommendation in a report, they will try and alert the chair and council officers in advance of the meeting with the proposed wording for their amendment. This will help ensure the wording of amendments are technically correct. Members can refer to their notes when speaking, and if asked in advance, the mayor will allow councillors to read a speech, word for word. Requests for deputations and presentations to the council normally need to be received at least two working days before the meeting and require the mayor’s approval to proceed. Speakers are given 10 minutes speaking time and council-

lors can ask questions of the speakers afterward. A member of the public can also request the right to speak by way of a public forum for five minutes at the start of a council meeting. Again, elected members can ask questions of any speaker. In the case of an equality of votes, the mayor or chair has a casting vote. The mayor has confirmed that he will stay with tradition and use that casting vote for the status quo. Any notice of motion for change that results in a tie in votes will fail whether the mayor uses the casting vote or not. Half the number of elected members at the meeting plus one is required to effect change. The mayor or chairperson’s ruling on any point of order is not open to discussion and is final under Standing Orders. The review and adoption of Standing Orders puts a foundation block in place to help ensure we have well-run meetings where quality decision-making can occur. Any amendment to Standing Orders requires 75 per cent of members to be present and voting. Andrew Dalziel is CEO of the Ashburton District Council

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More UK flood warnings By Emma Clark Britain remains at risk of more flooding as rain continues to plague the south of the country and tidal surges batter the coast. The huge waves have prompted the Environment Agency to sound its flood siren in Dorset - warning of extreme danger to people and property. The alarm was raised after the sea breached Chiswell Beach in Portland late on Monday evening and spray crashed over flood defences, the Weymouth and Portland Coastguard said. Residents, who had been on high alert for hours, were told by Dorset Police to move to an upstairs room facing away from the sea and it is believed some homes were evacuated. The coastguard reported “horrendous” sea conditions and road closures. Three severe flood warnings - the highest level of warning - have been issued by the Environment Agency covering

Chiswell, nearby Preston Beach and the Lower Stour in Dorset. More than 120 flood warnings urging people to be prepared for flooding remain in place across the country, including in Dorset, Oxfordshire, south Wiltshire, Hampshire and along the river Thames, while more than 200 low-level alerts have been issued. The Met Office said heavy showers, some of them combined with hail and thunder, will continue to affect parts of southern and southeastern England today and tomorrow. The rain is falling on already saturated ground after a succession of storms, putting added pressure on already swollen rivers. Seven people have died and more than 1700 homes and businesses have been flooded in England since the beginning of the Christmas period, with 300 properties flooded since the New Year. Some 140 properties have been flooded in Wales. - PA

More than 200 people across Japan have complained of health problems after eating some food products recalled due to possible pesticide contamination. Some of them reportedly experienced vomiting and stomach pains after consuming the products subject to the recall, the Kyodo News agency has reported. Authorities are investigating whether the pesticide malathion was responsible for the symptoms. IMaruha Nichiro said yesterday it had received around 456,000 phone calls from consumers after Aqlifoods recalled the approximately 6.4 million tainted frozen food products on December 29. - DPA Massive seas crash into the Aberystwyth coastline, in Wales.

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Northern Ireland unionists have rejected proposals drawn up by former US diplomat Richard Haass to resolve volatile issues that threaten the peace process, calling them “not viable or acceptable”. Haass was called on in September to help the main political parties end arguments over flags and parades which have caused rioting in the British province. But Mike Nesbitt, leader of the pro-British Ulster Unionist Party, yesterday said he had dismissed Haass’ plans after a meeting of the party’s 100-strong ruling executive. - AFP

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Gunmen raid Shonong village Witnesses and survivors have described how gunmen attacked a village in central Nigeria, burning houses and animals in the latest outbreak of violence blamed on long-standing ethnic divisions. It was not immediately clear how many people were killed in the incident in Shonong village in the Riyom area of Plateau state, which along with neighbouring Kaduna has been plagued by communal strife. Local people said at least 30 people died, many of them women and children, and some 25 others were injured but police put the death toll at five. State police chief Chris Olakpe confirmed the attack, which reportedly began at about 7am local time, and that investigations were ongoing. “We have it on record that five people were killed and many houses were burnt in the attack,” he said. Witnesses said more than 40 houses were burnt while domestic animals were either killed or taken away by the perpetrators, suspected to be Hausa-Fulani herdsmen. Plateau and Kaduna lie in Nigeria’s so-called Middle Belt, where the country’s majority Muslim north meets the predominantly Christian south. Human Rights Watch said in December that more than 10,000 people had died in the two states in brutal tit-for-tat violence since 1992 purely because of their religious or ethnic identity. Religion plus claims of discrimination and favouritism from both Hausa-Fulani Muslims and smaller Christian groups who together make up the majority in the states, are blamed for the violence. - AFP

Polar vortex stuns US A blast of bone-chilling cold reaching lows not seen in two decades gripped the United States yesterday, snarling air travel, closing schools and prompting calls for people to stay inside. Superlatives abounded, even in midwestern states used to chesthigh snow and bitter cold, as the National Weather Service said the deep freeze was making its way east. More than 4300 US flights were cancelled - nearly half of those in Chicago - and more than 6500 were delayed, according to FlightAware, a flight-monitoring site. More than a dozen deaths were blamed on the frigid weather. A shift in a weather pattern known as the “polar vortex” triggered a drastic drop in temperatures. - AFP

Warrant for NRL player Gold Coast NRL recruit Maurice Blair will hand himself in to police after a warrant was issued for his arrest, his lawyer says. Blair, 29, was due to face court in Maryborough yesterday, having been arrested on New Year’s Eve and charged with drinking liquor in a public place and obstructing police. Magistrate John Smith refused to excuse Blair’s nonappearance and issued a warrant for his arrest. - AAP

Bush kept in the dark The decision to waterboard alQaeda prisoners was made by CIA managers and government lawyers, and was not initially approved by President George W. Bush, according to a new account by a former CIA lawyer that revises the history of America’s response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A memoir by John Rizzo says Bush was not initially informed about the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques, despite Bush’s claim to the contrary in his 2010 book. - MCT



Shell eyes basin site

Wynyard Group shares climbed to a record after the intelligence software developer announced its latest contract win in the Middle East. The stock rose as high as $1.38 and recently traded at $1.36, up 14 per cent on the day. It’s rated a ‘hold’ by two analyst recommendations with

a median target price of $1.40. United Arab Emirates money exchange GCC Exchange will use Wynyard’s anti-money laundering software to enhance its ability to detect, investigate, and report suspicious activity, the Aucklandbased company said in a statement. - APNZ

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Great South Basin in the past with eight wells being drilled between 1976 and 1984, and hydrocarbons recorded in four. However, at the time water depth and the isolation made gas reserves in one well “noncommercial” and mechanical problems meant that strong oil shows in another were not properly tested. In 2007 an earthquake brought traces of crude oil to

the surface on Stewart Island. Country chairman for Shell New Zealand Rob Jager said today he was grateful to the communities of Otago and Southland for the way in which they have engaged with the joint venture so far. “We will ensure that open and honest engagement with all interested parties continues as the project matures to the drilling campaign,” he said. - APNZ

The total number of issuers rose 4 per cent to 155. There were 52 capital raisings in December, bringing the year’s total to 270, including 25 related to employee share schemes. The NZX 50 Index rose 17 per cent in 2013, building on 2012’s 25 per cent increase, and some investors say 2014 may bring a third year of gains, albeit of a lesser magnitude, given central bank stimulus is ending. In NZX cash market trading, the total volume of trades

jumped 36 per cent in December from December 2012, the 16th straight month of gains, and average daily trades climbed about 30 per cent to 5347. Yet the value of trading dropped 21 per cent to $2.9 billion and average daily value traded fell 25 per cent to $143 million. Total equity traded rose 38 per cent to 104,728 in the month and the value fell 22 per cent to $2.8 billion, while debt trades fell 4.7 per cent to $2.2 billion. - APNZ

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NZ share market jumped 24 per cent The value of equities on the NZX rose 24 per cent in December from a year earlier to reach 37.8 per cent of gross domestic product helped by the listing of $7.5 billion of new capital and a rally in prices that extended from 2012. The market value of equity on the NZX rose to $82.2 billion last month while the value of debt securities fell 8 per cent from a year earlier to $13.5 billion, according to NZX’s monthly shareholder metrics.


Contract signing sparks rise


Shell will drill for oil and gas in the Great South Basin off the coast of Otago and Southland. The company said the timing of the exploratory drilling programme had yet to be determined but was likely in the early summer of 2016. The western edge of the permit area is about 100km off Dunedin and it stretches down to the south west of Stewart Island and the area borders a marine mammal sanctuary off the Catlins in Southland. Shell has said previously water depths range from 800m to 1200m. Environmental protesters disrupted a Dunedin meeting to discuss the plans last year and yesterday’s announcement comes amid Greenpeace protest at a deep water exploration well being drilled by American explorer Anadarko off the Taranaki coast. Drilling an exploratory well could cost up to $200 million and would follow seismic surveys of the wider basin costing close to $100 million. Shell New Zealand is the operator in the joint venture and its partners are OMV NZ and Mitsui E&P Australia. Explorers have targeted the

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hristmas and new year might be wrapped up but in many fridges there will still be the lingering reminder of the festive season in the form of ham. There are only so many meals of ham and salad that can be eaten before the Christmas ham starts to lose its appeal. Ham, however, is one of those ingredients that can be used in dozens of ways to create tasty meals and that’s fortunate because the initial outlay is high.

Pumpkin and ham curry 20g butter 1 onion, finely diced 1 diced chilli 1 clove crushed garlic 1 t turmeric 1 t cumin 1 t nutmeg 1 t coriander 250g diced ham 2/3 C pumpkin 2/3 C orange juice 2/3 C crunchy peanut butter ■ In a frying pan, melt the butter ■ Saute onion, garlic, chilli, turmeric, cumin, nutmeg and coriander for 1-2 minutes. ■ Stir in the ham and cook until brown. ■ Boil the pumpkin in the orange juice until soft. ■ Puree the pumpkin and orange juice together. ■ Add the spicy ham mixture and

the peanut butter to the pumpkin and combine. ■ Serve on boiled rice or boiled pasta.

Ham and potato rissoles 200g cooked ham finely chopped 500g potatoes, peeled, boiled and still warm 50g rice cooked 1 medium to large onion, finely diced 1 egg beaten 2T chopped fresh herbs salt and pepper, to taste oil for frying 2T flour ■ Put ham in a large mixing bowl then add the rice and onions. ■ Stir until evenly mixed. ■ Mash the potatoes to slightly lumpy then add to the mixture. ■ Add herbs and salt and pepper ■ Mix the beaten egg into the mixture so that it is tacky and will stick together. ■ Put flour on a dinner plate. ■ Put tablespoons full of mixture into a floured hand and form into rissole ■ Toss in flour on plate ■ Fry the rissoles gently until golden brown on either side and warmed through. ■ Serve with peas and poached egg.

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leftover Christmas omething delicious 250g ham, finely diced 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste 1 pinch oregano 1 pinch basil 400ml cream 50g cheese, grated (mozzarella, parmesan, etc.) ■ Bring saucepan of salted water to the boil ■ Cook the pasta in it for about 8 minutes until al dente. ■ Preheat oven to 225 degrees C and grease a baking dish. ■ Return cooked, drained pasta to pan ■ Stir in the garlic, ham and spices. ■ Pour in the cream then mix and pour into the greased baking dish. ■ Sprinkle cheese over the top and bake for about 15-20 minutes.

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over the sauce in the dish. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. In a separate medium bowl, combine the ham, broccoli and 1 1/2 cups of the cheddar cheese. Mix well and spread 1/3 of this mixture over the potatoes in the baking dish. Top with another layer of potatoes, followed by the ham mixture Finally top all with the remaining cheeses. Pour the remaining Alfredo sauce over it all. Cover and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, then uncover Reduce heat to 180°C and bake for additional 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Ham and potato pasta 375g ready made Alfredo sauce 1 cup (250ml) milk 1.5kg potatoes, peeled and sliced into 3mm (approx) thick slices 5T grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 t salt 1/2 t ground black pepper 1 1/2 C diced ham 300g broccoli, chopped 2 C grated cheddar cheese ■ Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. ■ Lightly grease a 20x30cm baking dish. ■ In a medium bowl, mix together the sauce and milk. ■ Spread 1/4 cup of this sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. ■ Then layer 1/3 of the potatoes

Baked ham and spinach pancakes Pancakes 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour 1/3 cup (50g) wholemeal flour 1 egg 1 cup (250ml) low-fat milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil seasonings Filling 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 spring onions, sliced 150g mushrooms, sliced 250g English spinach 150g cooked smoked ham, diced 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 cup (250g) reduced-fat ricotta cheese

1/4 cup (25g) grated parmesan cheese ■ Preheat the oven to 200°C. ■ Sift both flours into a bowl, adding any bran left in the sieve to the bowl. ■ Add the egg and a pinch of salt ■ Gradually whisk in the milk to form a smooth batter. (This can be done in a blender or food processor.) Transfer to a jug. ■ Heat a frying pan to very hot and brush lightly with some of the oil. ■ Make pancakes, remove and interleave with paper towel on plate. ■ Leave to cool. ■ Filling: Heat the oil in the frying pan and fry the spring onions and mushrooms for 2–3 minutes to soften. ■ On a high heat, add the spinach leaves, stirring until the leaves wilt and all the excess liquid has evaporated. ■ Remove from the heat and stir in the ham. ■ Add the nutmeg and season to taste. ■ Lay the pancakes out flat and spoon a little ricotta onto each. ■ Top with one-eighth of the mushroom and spinach mixture, then roll up. ■ Place the pancakes, seam-sides down, in a lightly oiled, shallow ovenproof dish. ■ Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake for 15 minutes until thoroughly heated and lightly browned. ■ Serve hot.

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What is poverty? C hristmas is a time for celebration and it means different things to different people. We can celebrate within our families, our workplaces, in the community or quietly within our church families. For many it is being caught up in the frantic commercialism of Christmas – shopping baking and preparing for festivities. It is a time for giving and sharing not only with the exchange of gifts, but also sharing of the real message of Christmas, of hope, peace and love. Lately our media have been highlighting the new revelations about the state of poverty in New Zealand. Apparently the bench mark is the level of family income. Yes there are many situations where children are being deprived of the essentials of life, but can the reasons only be gauged by level of income? Society needs to look at the real reasons why families are not able to provide for their children. There are numerous benefits available to families in need but many slip through the cracks. The question is why? I acknowledge that for some people in Christchurch there are many reasons why families and children are coping under extreme conditions. My recent experience in a third world country has given me a new perspective on what poverty really is. For many of their popula-

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tion and other such countries poverty is vastly different, it means no income, no adequate food, shelter and clean water, no access to free education or health services. There are no welfare benefits and people have to look after themselves. Much is caused by political conflict, warfare, droughts, famines and floods the list is endless and these people are living in situations beyond their control with no hope of ever being able to lift themselves out of their poverty. A vivid memory for me was of seeing happy children living under the most appalling conditions, making the best out of their life, and hard-working parents doing menial tasks such as cleaning streets for a pittance. There are many agencies from countries such as New Zealand who raise money to alleviate such poverty and I would like to think that we who live in a privileged country could spare a little by giving donations to these causes. A little goes a long way in a country that has nothing. Jeanette Tarbotton is with Age Concern Ashburton


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Photographer Christine Hollis End of the road . . .

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1 – Lake Tekapo is which direction from Ashburton? a. South-west b. North-west c. West 2 – The first Maori king was … a. Wiremu Kingi b. Te Wherowhero c. Rewi Maniapoto 3 – Which US state has the smallest population? a. Delaware b. Vermont c. Wyoming 4 – When was the NZ movie Boy first screened ? a. 2010 b. 2011 c. 2012 5 – What is the name of the All Black father of Tom Taylor? a. Aaron b. Peter c. Warwick 6 – Which of the following was a leading figure in the Jerusalem Commune? a. Tim Shadbolt b. James K Baxter c. Marilyn Waring 7 – What do becquerels measure? a. toxins in water b. blood platelets c. radiation 8 – What is timpani? a. A percussion instrument b. A sailor’s dance b. Indian food

Yesterday’s top 5 stories on 1. Daughter’s loss ‘devastating’ 2. Train sparks Chertsey blaze 3. Separate traffic incidents temporarily close Rakaia bridge 4. Life can change in a heartbeat 5. Sophia a new year arrival


The scenic Molesworth loop Molesworth – Therle Weily of the Ashburton Photographic Society captured this image when travelling the Molesworth loop via the Rainbow road and returning southwards via the Molesworth Road. There are many beautiful scenic spots to be seen on this journey.


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Spicy tortilla stack

■ Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a round cake tin. ■ Heat oil in a frypan and gently sauté the onions until translucent and fragrant. Remove half the onions and place in small pot. ■ Add mince to frying pan and over a medium heat, toss through the onions and brown all over. Drain off any excess oil. Sprinkle in taco seasoning and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes

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then pour in 125ml water. Stir, reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside until you are ready to assemble your stack. ■ Sprinkle beef stock over the remaining onion in pot and over a medium heat stir until combined. Pour in the kidney beans, 125ml water and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Season with a little salt and black pepper to taste, remove from the heat, then mash with a potato masher. ■ To assemble stack, place a tortil-

la on the base of the cake tin and spread on large spoonful of the spicy mince. Ensure you spread mixture right to the edges. Top with another tortilla and spread this one with a spoonful of the kidney bean mixture, spreading right to the edge. Repeat alternating between mince and bean mixture until you have used all 6 tortillas. ■ Spread the top of the last tortilla with the bean mixture. Sprinkle over cheese, cover with foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and bake uncovered for a further 5 minutes, to allow the top to become golden and crispy. ■ Allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into wedges and serve with salad.

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Rain robs Mid Canty Rained washed out day two of the South Island Primary cricket tournament in Gore. Bowling first against West Coast Mid Canterbury’s Will Smith struck with the last ball of the opening over. The West Coast recovered with a 33-run second wicket partnership that was finally broken by Archie Redfern, but the rain had set in and play would not resume, robbing Mid Canterbury of a chance to record back-to-back wins. Today Mid Canterbury meets South Canterbury. On day one South Canterbury drew with North Otago. North Otago declared at 176/5 and South Canterbury hung on until stumps to be 161/9. They then had Marlborough 21-1 when the rain set in yesterday.

Johnson wins Hawaii Adam Scott’s last hole bogey proved expensive as Zach Johnson showed why he’s golf’s hottest player at the Tournament of Champions. Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion, fired a bogeyfree seven-under-par 66 to win by one stroke from fellow American Jordan Spieth (69) at 19-under 273 on the Plantation Course in Hawaii. One of the shorter hitters on tour but possessing a deadly short game, world No.9 Johnson should finally get more of the attention he deserves after claiming his 11th US PGA Tour title. - AAP

Serena ‘unstoppable’ The sky is the limit for seemingly ageless and unstoppable Serena Williams, says tennis great Martina Navratilova. Navratilova expects Williams to equal her total of 18 grand slam singles titles at the Australian Open this month, and then eclipse Steffi Graf’s all-time record of 22 slams. “If she can stay healthy there is no doubt she can go into the 20s, the sky is the limit,” Navratilova said yesterday. Navratilova said she was in awe of the consistent excellence of 32-year-old Williams, who lost just four of 82 singles matches last year. - AAP

Pietersen not retiring Kevin Pietersen has insisted he has no intention of retiring and is determined to help England regain the Ashes next year. Pietersen’s future has been under the spotlight during England’s recent 5-0 Ashes series thrashing in Australia, with the 33-year-old star batsman managing a total of only 294 runs in the five Tests at an average of under 30. The former England captain has also been struggling with a longterm knee injury but yesterday reiterated his desire to get to 10,000 Test runs - he currently has 8181 runs - and said he wanted to play in the next Ashes series in England in 2015. - AFP

Phoenix sign Krishna Roy Krishna is set to become the first Fijian to play in the A-League after Wellington Phoenix signed the striker until the end of the season. Krishna, 26, comes in after long-serving striker Paul Ifill ruptured an achilles tendon in the 1-0 win over Sydney FC two weeks ago. Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick says landing a prolific striker like Krishna was a real boost. “He seems the sort of player capable of taking the next step and scoring goals in the A-League.” - AAP

Ann Muir (left) congratulates Rakaia’s Linda Boyd on her first round knockout win in the fours post section play at the National Open Bowls Championships in Dunedin yesterday. Photos by CrisPin Anderlini

Keith misses shot at gold By Jonathan Leask

Sandra Keith will have to wait another year for a crack at completing the full set of New Zealand titles and claiming a gold star, after being knocked out early in the fours post section play at the National Open Bowls Championships in Dunedin yesterday. Rain washed out play in the afternoon but not before Keith’s Dunsandel quartet of Serena Matthews, Pam Clarke and Karolyn Boon were knocked out in the first round by fellow Black Jack Mandy Boyd’s four, including Amy McIlroy and Gemma Watts and Selina Goddard, 1213. While it was a disappointing

day for Keith, the Mid Canterbury composite four of Linda Boyd (Rakaia), Maureen Sullivan (Methven), Wendy Watson (Allenton) and Sandra Holdom (Allenton) upset Bowls New Zealand President Ann Muir’s four 16-14 to advance to the second round. Muir had earlier won the pairs title on Saturday with Carolyn Crawford. The Mid Canterbury four then met the Shona Kilmeck composite four that had also recorded an upset win over the highly fancied four skipped by Black Jack Jo Edwards 15-14. The two giant-killers were set to go head-to-head yesterday but the rain set in and play was Surveying the situation (from left) Selina Goddard, Mandy abandoned, moving the matchup Boyd and Gemma Watts in their match against Sandra Keith to this morning. (right) at the National Open Bowls Championships yesterday.


Home boy Isner hopes to win on the road By MichaeL Brown Maybe it’s the beer, the bagels or the baseball but it’s fair to say John Isner likes the comforts of home. Most people, let alone tennis players, might say that but the results are borne out in Isner’s achievements as a professional. Eight of the 28-year-old American’s nine ATP career titles have come in the US. The

ninth, coincidentally, was in Auckland at the 2010 Heineken Open when he claimed his first title at that level. At home, he’s won 133 and lost 62. Outside of the US, that record sits at 72 wins, 70 losses. “If I can go further [in tournament draws] outside of the States I would see a lot better success,” said Isner, who begins his Heineken Open today against qualifier Lukas Lacko.

“I really feel that for three years I would easily be a top10 player inside the US and not outside. That needs to improve. I have to get better overseas and it’s something I’m constantly having to work on. It’s more of a mentality than anything.” There are more factors at work than merely being more comfortable playing in America. At No 14, Isner is still easily the top-ranked American and in

2012 was ranked as high as nine. Standing at 2.08m, his undoubted weapon is his serve and last year he sent down the most aces of any player on the ATP tour. Isner received a first-round bye at the Heineken as the third seed - the top four all got passage directly to the second round - and it was a blessing given he came to the tournament with an ankle injury that saw him miss last week’s Hopman Cup. - APNZ


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Myers, Walsh potent pair The formidable combination of Kevin Myers and David Walsh look the double act to follow at the Reefton meeting today. Ex-pat Ashburtonian Walsh has been booked for seven Myers-prepared runners and, on paper at least, all have winning claims. His ride in the opening event (Electronet Maiden) is Areuforeel, which has placed at her last two appearances and the four-year-old’s effort for second at Greymouth was proof of her wet track ability. Maravi is a newcomer to the circuit and the versatile gelding has each-way appeal in race two (Greg Daly Real Estate/Tasman Agriculture Rating 75). A winner on the flat and placed over hurdles, he has gone well fresh in the past. Walsh and Myers will team up with Praiseworthy in the third on the card (Railway Tavern Rakaia/Vernon & Vazey Maiden) and the four-year-old looks a player again after his ef-

fort to finish runner-up on Saturday. Delzzup was also second at the Greymouth meeting and he can go one better in the fourth race (Birchfield Coalminers’ Rating 65). As a Group Two placegetter from last season, his quality is unparalleled in this line-up. Race five (the Fahey Contracting Maiden) will see Walsh aboard Cousin Ash, and the Remind gelding’s debut third on a heavy track at Rotorua last preparation should prove to be a decent guide to his chances. Get Flash in the seventh event (Bill O’Malley Memorial Rating 65) was a bold last-start second at Stratford and both his wins have been posted on rainaffected tracks. Walsh has a grand chance to successfully close out the programme on the last-start winner Duffers Creek in race eight (Food TV/Living Channel Rating 75). - APNZ

M6 Reefton gallops

Just like mother Equanimity has emulated her mother and the former high-class racemare Insouciant by winning at the first time of asking. Leading their respective premierships, Te Akau trainer Jason Bridgman and stable rider Matt Cameron successfully combined with the Sir Peter Vela-owned threeyear-old at Rotorua on Monday. The first foal of the 2008 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year and Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas winner Insouciant, Equanimity is expected to take plenty of benefit from her first raceday experience.APNZ

Making the right moves

David Walsh will be looking for a big day at the Reefton meeting today.

Mosse is a still way off resuming just yet, but his Cambridge part-owner and trainer John Bell likes what he sees of the smart sprinter so far. “He’s been on the walker for his muscle tone and he’s bouncing around and telling me that he wants to do something,” he said. “We’ll get both him and Senna in and do a bit with them and then give them a break through the winter and get them ready for next season.” Mosse has won five of his six starts, including the Group 3 Concorde Handicap, while the Savabeel gelding Senna has won twice and is considered a bright staying prospect. - APNZ

Today at Reefton Raceway

Reefton JC Venue: Reefton Meeting Date: 08 Jan 2014 NZ Meeting number: 6 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 12.45pm ELECTRONET MAIDEN $7500, MDN, 2000m 1 333x Busker (4) 58.5 2 0x555 Mr Wiz (7) 58.5.........................D Bothamley 3 6x605 Reachforthestars (2) 58.5 .......S Wynne (a3) 4 0x8 Negev (5) 58.5 .......................L Whelan (a1) 5 253x2 Areuforreel b (3) 56.5 ......................D Walsh 6 89 Kiatere (6) 56.5 ........................... C Johnson 7 909 McMay (1) 56.5 .......................... A Frye (a1) 2 1.20pm GREG DALY REAL ESTATE/TASMAN AGRICULTURE $10,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 2000m 1 x0511 Duchessofcambridge d (3) 59 2 52506 Maravi (6) 59 ...................................D Walsh 3 9x012 Edenbrae (2) 58 .....................L Whelan (a1) 4 49758 Ask My Wife m (8) 56 ...................... J Morris 5 60245 Barbara Jennie d (5) 55.5 ................ J Bates 6 60753 Champagne Katie (7) 54 ............ A Frye (a1) 7 70435 Showbrera m (1) 54 .....................K Williams 8 27803 Nolawood (4) 54 ...........................T Moseley 3 1.55pm RAILWAY TAVERN RAKAIA/VERNON & VAZEY MAIDEN $7500, MDN 2YO&UP, 1020m 1 3 Somethings Burning (2) 58.5 ..... A Frye (a1) 2 74378 Carmody (11) 58.5 ......................... J Bullard 3 41 Milk It 60.5.................................... Scratched 4 x4077 Eucher (7) 58.5 ......................L Whelan (a1) 5 x0097 Tatanka (3) 58.5 ........................ L McGregor 6 40x Hollywood Halo h (1) 56.5...........L Callaway 7 5050x Miss Clevedon (4) 56.5 ........... M Cropp (a2)


8 0P78x Be Ma 56.5................................... Scratched 9 Dyson h (9) 56.5 ......................... C Johnson 10 7 Itswotiam (10) 56.5....................J Wong (a3) 11 3 Cinderella (5) 55 ..........................T Moseley 12 x7805 Desert View (6) 55 13 0x003 Zah Tart 56.5 ................................ Scratched 14 048x2 Praiseworthy (8) 58.5 ......................D Walsh Emergencies: Zah Tart, Praiseworthy 4 2.30pm BIRCHFIELD COALMINERS RATING 65 $8500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1020m 1 16 Jazzman (7) 59 ..................... A Morgan (a3) 2 8x392 Delirium 58.5 ................................ Scratched 3 x10x6 Humadaki (6) 58.5 .................L Whelan (a1) 4 04808 Vite Celebre (5) 58 ..................S Wynne (a3) 5 281x2 Delzzup b (3) 58..............................D Walsh 6 18958 Dragon’s Glory m (2) 57.5 7 6x334 Incontrol (4) 57 ............................L Callaway 8 590x7 Desert Saboteur m (1) 55.5 ...... L McGregor 5 3.06pm FAHEY CONTRACTING MAIDEN $7500, MDN, 1400m 1 64246 Bogart b (2) 58.5 .......................J Wong (a3) 2 9734x Private Lincoln (10) 58.5 ................ J Bullard 3 048x2 Praiseworthy 58.5 ........................ Scratched 4 90560 Handsome Dax (8) 58.5 .............. C Johnson 5 705 Bobby Buckle (4) 58.5 .............S Wynne (a3) 6 90x70 Double Irish (9) 58.5 ............... M Cropp (a2) 7 58x04 Zah Big Boy 58.5.......................... Scratched 8 6 Imakiwi (7) 57.................................. J Morris 9 x2987 All Ginga (5) 56.5 ...................... L McGregor 10 650x6 Manuia (3) 56.5 ......................C Barnes (a2)

11 Cle D’or 56.5 ................................ Scratched 12 30x58 Harper Rose (1) 55 .................... A Frye (a1) 13 20626 Assassin 58.5............................... Scratched 14 39x Cousin Ash (6) 58.5 ........................D Walsh 15 0x8 Negev 58.5 ................................... Scratched Emergencies: Assassin, Cousin Ash, Negev 6 3.41pm REEFTON CRANE HIRE REEFTON CUP $20,000, OPN HCP, 1400m 1 7x947 Pinsgold td (6) 59 ...................C Barnes (a2) 2 5441x Electronic Motion m (8) 57.5 ...... A Frye (a1) 3 05286 Our Genes tdm (1) 57 ............ B Pitman (a1) 4 06125 Absolut Excelencia td (5) 55 ............ J Bates 5 346x8 Howbaddouneedit d (7) 54.............. J Morris 6 0x222 Irish Bay dm (9) 54.......................K Williams 7 30656 Semper Plus db (4) 54 8 66417 Uppland m (2) 54 ........................ C Johnson 9 00x44 Heza Kool Kat dm (3) 54 ...........R Black (a2) 7 4.15pm BILL O’MALLEY MEMORIAL RATING 65 $8500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 83323 The Governator db (3) 59 ..... A Morgan (a3) 2 x1784 Bill Breaker b (4) 57.5 3 1x70 Greyray 57.5 ................................ Scratched 4 15x8 Yipson (7) 57.5 5 170x2 Get Flash dm (5) 57 ........................D Walsh 6 09522 Life’s In A Spin (8) 56.5 .............R Black (a2) 7 323x1 Halobethyname (9) 56............. M Cropp (a2) 8 x1466 Keep A Fortune 56 ....................... Scratched 9 42417 Belt Up 55.5 ................................. Scratched 10 245x8 Celtic Boy (6) 54.5............................ J Bates 11 09x08 Presley d (1) 54.5 -

12 8299x Le Couguar (2) 54 ...................S Wynne (a3) 13 12951 Duffers Creek 59 .......................... Scratched Emergency: Duffers Creek 8 4.50pm FOOD TV/LIVING CHANNEL RATING 75 $10,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1400m 1 x8Fx7 William Of Orange td (6) 59.5 2 77583 Fragrant d (7) 58.5 ................. B Pitman (a1) 3 27073 Karaka Jack dm (4) 56 ................ C Johnson 4 4x307 Ishipal (5) 55.5 .............................T Moseley 5 080x6 Kalgoorlie Bomber dm (3) 55.5 . L McGregor 6 12951 Duffers Creek dm (1) 56.5...............D Walsh 7 19x55 Rose Tattoo b (8) 54......................... J Bates 8 8x392 Delirium 54 ................................... Scratched 9 x1784 Bill Breaker b (2) 54 Blinkers on : Vite Celebre (R4), Bogart, Handsome Dax, Harper Rose (R5), Celtic Boy (R7) Blinkers off : Mr Wiz (R1), Carmody (R3) Winkers on : Mr Wiz (R1), Miss Clevedon (R3), Le Couguar (R7) Winkers off : Handsome Dax, Double Irish (R5) Pacifiers on : Double Irish (R5) SELECTIONS Race 1: Areuforreel, Busker, Reachforthestars, McMay Race 2: Duchessofcambridge, Edenbrae, Champagne Katie Race 3: Somethings Burning, Cinderella, Praiseworthy, Eucher Race 4: Delzzup, Jazzman, Humadaki, Incontrol Race 5: Harper Rose, Private Lincoln Chris Johnson heads to Reefton Race 6: Irish Bay, Pinsgold, Semper Plus, Uppland Race 7: The Governator, Bill Breaker, Get Flash today and has the ride on Uppland Race 8: Karaka Jack, Fragrant, Ishipal, Duffers Creek in the $20,000 Reefton Cup.

Wanganui dogs Today at Hatrick Raceway

Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Race- 1 5228 Goodtime Kate nwtd ...................B Goodwin 2 31212 Dutchess Queen 30.55 ...............J McArthur 7 24317 Cosmic Rascal 18.16 .......................L Ahern way Meeting Date: 08 Jan 2014 NZ Meeting number: 9 2 473 Applause nwtd .................................L Ahern 3 8514F Kay Road 30.76 ..............................S Maher 8 42383 Sheza Fooling nwtd............................ N Udy Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 3 338 Loo Loo Blue nwtd ...........................L Ahern 4 14748 Figlia nwtd G &..................................S Ross 9 68517 All The Coco 17.98...........................G Quirk 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 4 57257 Working Midnight nwtd.................. D Donlon 10 34745 Flayosc nwtd G & ............................ J Clarke 5 67667 Working Waikato 30.67 ................. D Donlon 5 35327 Homebush Titan nwtd ...............J McInerney 6 1.47pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C1 C1, 305m 10, 11 and 12 6 67636 Homebush Nos nwtd .................J McInerney 2 Couger Alert nwtd ............................L Ahern 7 52457 Ten Point One 30.80 ........................P Taylor 1 12.14pm ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 6 1 42265 Ramessee 17.95 ........................... M Gowan 7 41 Wallace Lad nwtd .............................L Ahern 8 72651 Thrilling Ava 30.22 ..........................B Marsh 1 74237 Cedric Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 2 53213 No No Romeo 18.03 ........................G Quirk 8 32 Looks All Good nwtd ........................L Ahern 9 46756 Thrilling Cloud nwtd ................ T McCracken 2 x4853 Nero Haka nwtd ........................J McInerney 3 17625 Offensive nwtd F & .........................Turnwald 9 78577 Just Like Prince nwtd ......................S Maher 3 6864 Google It nwtd .......................... S Gommans 4 52544 Charlie’s Pal nwtd .....................J McInerney 10 67757 Alamein Gus 30.50 K &.....................Phillips 4 84 Into The Fray nwtd ...........................R Waite 4 1.12pm MORRIE GIBBONS SIGNS C0 C0, 305m 5 78424 Sub Silentio nwtd ........................B Goodwin 9 2.39pm KEENAN CONCRETE HEAT 2 C1q, 520m 5 685 Rikki’s Rebel nwtd ............................R Waite 6 88443 Another Pizza 17.73..................J McInerney 1 68366 Sheza Terror 30.54 1 Opehu Flyer nwtd .............................R Waite 6 6784 Working Pizzaz nwtd..................... D Donlon 7 68583 Riba Lorda 17.73 G & ..................... J Clarke 2 42F24 Uno Charm nwtd .........................B Goodwin 2 88656 Cuts Deep nwtd ...........................P Blanche 7 586 Little Vampire nwtd ........................A Speight 8 34362 Petra Haka nwtd........................J McInerney 3 31216 Come On Mickey nwtd G & ............. J Clarke 3 Sutro Cherie nwtd .....................J McInerney 8 86475 Waldo Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 9 72387 Exact Master 17.81 ........................... B Hunt 4 53736 Gucci Rush 30.81 L & ........................ Morris 4 3853F Vinnie Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 9 677 Goodtime Helen nwtd .................B Goodwin 5 223F4 Chevy Impala nwtd...........................L Ahern 5 Kalani Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 10 56627 Mr. Reece 17.83 ................................. R Udy 10 26884 Iza Hungi nwtd ......................... S Gommans 6 88 Working Twinkle nwtd .................... D Donlon 7 2.04pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD (NZ) LTD C1, 305m 6 67752 My Lil Lucifer 30.64 K & ....................Phillips 2 12.34pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 305m 7 86876 Goman Ninnie nwtd ........................ C Brider 1 63168 Maddie Brand 18.14 G & ...................Denby 7 63414 Madam Ice 30.65 ........................J McArthur 8 33311 Bad Week nwtd .........................J McInerney 8 882 Homebush Pepper nwtd............J McInerney 1 6658 Johnny Angel nwtd........................A Speight 2 x3463 Tanybryn 18.02 L & ............................ Morris 9 77584 Monkey Queen 30.78 .........................W Kite 9 78 Dark Faerytales nwtd ....................A Speight 2 3x2 Dirty Minds nwtd F & ......................Turnwald 3 17432 Smirnoff 18.08.......................... S Gommans 3 85 Sniff of Brandy nwtd .........................R Waite 10 26884 Iza Hungi nwtd ......................... S Gommans 4 15635 Boot The Cash 17.98 .............. T McCracken 10 77647 Opawa Leanne nwtd ........................ A Clark 4 Jenka Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 5 1.29pm PALAMOUNTAINS SCIENTIFIC NUTRITION 5 25284 Chocdee Alice 17.79 .................J McInerney 10 2.57pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C1 HEAT 3 C1q, 520m 5 25567 Little Prophet nwtd ...........................R Waite C1 C1, 305m 6 28312 Deathstar 18.11 ............................A Speight 1 83843 Opawa Romeo nwtd..................J McInerney 6 72275 Hermione Baxter nwtd ..............J McInerney 7 36577 Homebush Alex 17.90 ...............J McInerney 2 42213 Sue Sews Socks 30.62 ............ T Mischefski 1 24166 Calm Brooke nwtd ............................. B Hunt 7 854 Homebush Haven nwtd .............J McInerney 8 56226 Hilton Friday 17.85 ....................J McInerney 3 54653 Some Genes nwtd ....................J McInerney 2 87845 All Too Hard nwtd ......................J McInerney 8 63877 Go Max nwtd ................................K Jackson 9 72387 Exact Master 17.81 ........................... B Hunt 4 44534 Mr. Darci 30.35 A & ............................. J.Hall 3 23424 Homebush Verona 17.99...........J McInerney 9 75776 Fantastic Anna nwtd.....................P Blanche 10 67818 Boomerang Man 18.12 .............. B Johnston 5 47434 I’m A Catch 30.87 L & ........................ Morris 4 81557 Genia Haka 17.84 .....................J McInerney 10 26884 Iza Hungi nwtd ......................... S Gommans 5 x1115 Boston Blaze 17.59 F & .................Turnwald 8 2.22pm WANGANUI SECURITY HEAT 1 C1q, 520m 6 15355 Tepirita Tuiteka 30.74 ....................B Mitchell 7 33633 Opie Bossman 30.76 F & ...............Turnwald 3 12.54pm J P PRINT, PETONE C0 C0, 520m 1 63256 Sydenham Opal nwtd G & .............. J Clarke 6 44821 Calamity Sue 17.93............................W Kite

8 11121 Really Clever 30.24 ..........................L Ahern 9 48754 Sarah Campbell 30.93 ................B Hodgson 10 77647 Opawa Leanne nwtd ........................ A Clark 11 3.16pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR C1 C1, 305m 1 x6247 Masonyx nwtd .............................A Turnwald 2 64182 Jager 17.94 G & .............................. J Clarke 3 57251 Miss McFly 17.85 .................... T McCracken 4 28433 My Bad Jonny 17.62 ..........................W Kite 5 53311 Cosmic Sally 17.99 ...................J McInerney 6 73253 Hear Hare Here nwtd P & ..................Doody 7 36828 Homebush Crash 17.68 ............J McInerney 8 67813 Homebush Cruden 17.70 ..........J McInerney Emergencies: 9 68517 All The Coco 17.98...........................G Quirk 10 57662 Billy Brand nwtd ......................... B Johnston 12 3.33pm WANGANUI CHRONICLE C2 C2, 305m 1 86317 Working Working 17.54 ................. D Donlon 2 14621 Lost in Light 17.60............................L Ahern 3 72527 Homebush Rick 17.72 ............. T McCracken 4 11711 Popsome Tags 17.34 F & ...............Turnwald 5 56141 Gay Thorley nwtd ......................J McInerney 6 11666 Spot On Maggie 17.70 .............A Duganzich 7 2872F Jumpin Sally 17.62 ....................J McInerney 8 33372 Showem Baby 17.86 ................A Duganzich 9 81383 Cawbourne Banksy 17.74 ................G Quirk 10 87553 Thanks Charlie nwtd .................J McInerney LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

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In brief Statham’s Open all over Rubin Statham was ousted from the Heineken Open yesterday when he was beaten 6-3 6-1 by Lukas Lacko in 69 minutes, leaving the singles draw shorn of any Kiwis midway through the first round. Statham had been handed a kind draw, taking on a qualifier, but he was no match for Lacko who is ranked 90 in the world but was as high as 44 in January last year. Lacko controlled the match and came under little pressure as he broke Statham’s serve twice in each set. - APNZ

Sonny Bill playing nines Sydney Roosters superstar Sonny Bill Williams is set to play in the NRL Auckland Nines next month, in a huge boost to the fledgling tournament. Just five days after rugby league great Brad Fittler announced he was coming out of retirement to compete in the inaugural edition of the two-day event, the former Kangaroos skipper said he was anticipating lining up beside dual international Williams. The inclusion of Williams in the Roosters’ side for the Nines would dramatically increase the tournament’s profile given the former Rugby World Cup winner’s global profile. - AAP

Walcott out of World Cup England forward Theo Walcott will miss this year’s World Cup in Brazil after being ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury, his club, Arsenal, said yesterday. Walcott suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Premier League leaders Arsenal’s 2-0 FA Cup win at home to arch north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. - AFP

Boycott slams ‘clowns’ One-time England great Geoffrey Boycott has accused the current team of batting like “one-day clowns” after their 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia. A series where England were bowled out for under 200 on six occasions ended in humiliation when they were dismissed for just 166 inside 32 overs on the third day of the concluding Test in Sydney on Sunday as they went down to a 281-run defeat. “They were totally humiliated by an Australian team that is good, but not great,” Boycott wrote in his column in Monday’s UK Daily Telegraph. “We should be ashamed and embarrassed to lose so abjectly to this lot.” - AFP

Khawaja back on deck Sydney Thunder opener Usman Khawaja has been named to make his comeback from a hamstring injury in tonight’s crucial Big Bash League match with Brisbane. Khawaja, the Thunder’s leading run-scorer last BBL season, hurt his hamstring while top-scoring with 66 in their round one loss to the Sydney Sixers. The Thunder desperately need the 27-yearold’s skill and experience at the top of the order as they attempt to arrest a 17-game losing streak. The Thunder have lost impressive English import Eoin Morgan to this month’s one-day series with Australia, with tricky Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis taking his spot on the roster. - AAP


Wednesday, January 8 , 2014 SITUATIONS VACANT


Chance to put seal on series By DaviD Leggat What a difference a fortnight makes. There we were on the night of December 26 pondering New Zealand’s chances of getting back into their ODI series against the West Indies, having lost a tight opening contest at Eden Park, amid talk of an evenness between the teams, as borne out by their International Cricket Council rankings of seven (Windies) and eight (New Zealand). Just how much the violence of Corey Anderson and Jesse Ryder’s assault in the shortened contest at Queenstown on New Year’s Day took out of the tourists, only they know. But the odds strongly favour New Zealand going on to win the decider today and clinching a 3-1 series, to follow their emphatic 2-0 test rubber win. Two T20s are a few days away - the last before the world T20 in Bangladesh in three months and if New Zealand stretch their necks they’ll see India preparing to board a plane heading this way. It’s a good time to be in prime, and importantly, winning form. But in Kane Williamson’s mind what matters most is today and another chance for success. New Zealand had what coach Mike Hesson has called “a bad week” in Bangladesh, when they were dusted 3-0 in October/November. But before that, there were ODI series wins in South Africa and England last year, no mean double achievement in anyone’s book. The West Indies, shorn of several players through injury, are battling. Time then for New Zealand to nail the coffin shut. “It’s very much [about] this game and we know how important it is for our team to keep improving and building on each performance, so this team is moving in the right direction,” Williamson said yesterday. “It comes back to focusing on our own game. There’s a series win on the line and if we can keep playing the cricket we want to at the level we want to play it, then ultimately wins will come.” West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin bemoaned their injury toll - which has ravaged their leading group - but he knows they have a final opportunity to pick themselves up in the ODI series. “We’ve been a long time away from home and the guys are looking forward to going home but at the same time we’re tuned up to

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give a good showing,” he said. “New Zealand have been clicking on all aspects of the game so it’s going to be tough. We’ve not played our best cricket on tour but this is the time we can change it around.” Their bowlers have been clobbered, the batsmen seem unable to make sufficient runs. The West Indies badly need someone to lead the way in each department. New Zealand have turned the series on its head and uncovered a new folk hero hitter in Corey Anderson. When it comes to destructive hitting, there may be no better double act in the ODI game right now than Jesse Ryder and Anderson. If New Zealand are looking for an extra incentive today try this: win and they’ll go ahead of the Windies into seventh spot on the ICC rankings, albeit on the same points, 88, but having played fewer games. It mightn’t sound much, but every step counts. * * * NZ v West Indies fifth ODI Seddon Park, 2pm today New Zealand: (from) Brendon McCullum (c), Jesse Ryder, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan. West Indies: (from) Dwayne Bravo (c), Kieran Powell, Johnson Charles, Lendl Simmons, Kirk Edwards, Narsingh Deonarine, Chadwick Walton, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Tino Best, Ravi Rampaul, Nikita - NZH Miller.

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Metal Fabricator / Welder We are a small company priding ourselves in providing a quality product to our customers. We specialize in light engineering, CNC tube bending and sheet metal fabrication. We require a keen, motivated person with at least 3 years experience to assist in the manufacturing of our ATV Bullbars, Accessories & ATV Trailers for the New Zealand & Export Markets. This person will require a current Welding Ticket AS/NZS2980, experience as a CNC programmer, background in R&D, ability to fabricate & weld to a high standard, work as a team member and work unsupervised. Please apply in writing including a copy of your CV and/or work history to:

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» Operators / Drivers / Labourers Ashburton / Timaru / Waimate • Skilled Excavator and Scraper Operators • Skilled Construction Grader Operators • Experienced Truck and Trailer Drivers These are mainly permanent positions based at the Timaru, Waimate and Ashburton Branches and reporting to the Area Managers. The positions are available immediately for a significant programme of future construction work.

Email: Closing date for all applications is Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

The company is currently looking for a Heavy Haulage Operator to operate our new Mercedes Benz Actros 3355S, 120 tonne gross combination mass tractor unit with four rows of eight transport and dolly to shift our machinery throughout the South Island. Applicants should posses: • Current HT licences • BESS certification • A good knowledge of NZ Heavy Haulage requirements • Completing the necessary permit applications • A good work ethic • Be capable of working unsupervised • Be a team player • Be prepared to work overtime as required This permanent position is based at the Ashburton Branch and reporting to the Area Manager.

Waitress/Barista Position - Part-time Lushingtons cafe is a busy and innovative cafe, with all food being made on the premises. We pride ourselves on consistent, high-quality food, and superior customer service with table service. We are looking for an enthusiastic staff member who is seeking a challenge, and enjoys variation. Ideal attributes include: - An outgoing, bubbly personality - Barista experience a must - Have previously worked in a busy cafe environment - A team player with a supporting attitude and good communication - Able to work under pressure Our ideal candidate will have more than two years experience in waitressing and will display passion for customer service and team work. The position will include one weekend day. Remuneration offered is commensurate with ability. Position begins in January and there are two positions available. If you think this job is for you please pick up an application instore or email your cv to

Applicants need to apply to: The Area Manager PO Box 403 Ashburton 7740 Phone (03) 308 6011 email:

We can produce Individual Rounds, Med Squares or 4x3 bales or Chopped Pit Silage.

Applicants should have work attributes which include: • Skilled at working on all types of road Truck and Trailer units. • Competent to undertake COF mechanical repairs. • A self-starter able to work both independently and be part of a team. • Be flexible and enthusiastic.

The Office Manager, Rooney Earthmoving Ltd PO Box 2159, Washdyke, Timaru 7941

Rooney Earthmoving is one of New Zealand’s leading privately owned civil contractors specialising in earthworks and civil projects. The organisation employs over 215 staff and operates a significant fleet of heavy machinery in the central South Island.

Milking Quality and Winter/Dry Cow feed available.

Rooney Earthmoving Ltd has a role for a Truck Mechanic in its Timaru workshop.

This is a permanent role available in the Timaru area and will report to the site Workshop Manager. Rooney Earthmoving Ltd is one of New Zealand’s leading privately owned civil contractors specialising in earthworks and civil projects. With a staff of 220, the company continues to grow and has a current need to employ additional staff for a very busy construction season. To obtain an Application Form please telephone (03) 687 4699 or email. Applicants for the above positions need to apply to:

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Small and large lots available.

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FEED Wheat and Barley for sale – good quality. Price by negotiation. Mid Canterbury • Bark area. Ph 027 432 0061. GRASS SEED STRAW wanted for the coming season. Phone Jacob Holdaway 027 422 5464.

PLANTS, PRODUCE FOR SALE: new potatoes; Osprey and Nadine. Phone 308 5972. Delivery possible. A F Brown.

RASPBERRIES RASPBERRIES Final week Pyo and freshly picked Open 8am-6pm Smithfield Road Phone 308 3498.

Southberry Open 7 days 9am - 6pm Freshly picked: Raspberries Boysenberries Tayberries Blackberries Red and Black Currants And P.Y.O. No Eftpos. 56 Tinwald/ Westerfield/ Mayfield Road. Phone 03 308 1338.

Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon

LIVESTOCK, PETS HEREFORD X calves for sale. Heifers $250, bulls or steers $350. And Friesian bulls $300. All plus GST. Call 027 472 2685.

FOR SALE 1/2 PRICE BODUM!!! Amazing Bodum utensils all 1/2 price instore at Kitchen Kapers in The Arcade!! Measuring spoons, whisks, serving spoons, peelers or a garlic press. Get yours now while stocks last.

FREE FREE firewood. Demolition rimu, clean burning. FREE FREE firewood. Demolition rimu. FREE FREE firewood. Demolition rimu. Pick up for delivered. Bone dry. Bone MOTORING dry. Bone dry. Ph Linda 027 WHEEL alignments at great 405 2391. prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. Phone 308-6737.


Beckley Coachlines Programme

Allenton Netball Club Annual General Meeting

◊ Sumner/New Brighton Day Trip 18th Jan Tickets $30

To be held at the Allenton Rugby Club Rooms, Melrose Road, Ashburton

◊ Operatunity “Glen Miller Special” 30th January 11am Timaru

Monday 27 January 2014 at 6.30pm.

◊ Ellerslie Flower Show

Existing club and new members welcome and encouraged to attend

26th February Hagley Park Christchurch


We are still looking for interest from present and new coaches for the 2014 season. For further information: Amy McIntyre President 027 518 1000

FOR SALE CONTAINERS for sale or hire, ex shipping: general and insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone 308-7772.

21st March Theatre Royal, Timaru

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ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL HOUSE for rent. Five bedroom house on Walnut Avenue, no dogs, $425pw, references required. Phone 027 532 9720.

THREE bedroom house, Allenton, open plan living, dining, kitchen, double ADULT garage. $310 per week. No pets or smokers, references ENTERTAINMENT required. Phone Leslie ANGEL. Tall, busty, Property Management Ltd, attractive, in/out calls, private 308-6275 or 021-1779-9265 premises. Phone: 021 0299 7405. WESTSIDE. Cameron St, 3 bedroom villa, double garage, NEED a bit of ginger spice to great section. $350 pw, spice up your night? Busty available 25 January. Vince and fun. Available from Carr, 03 307 8714 or 0274 34 10.30pm. Outcalls only. 020 6634. PGG Wrightson Real 4031 2315. Estate Ltd, REAA 2008.

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PRIVATE board for 58 year old female. Non-smoker. Tinwald area or near town. Preferably long term. Call 302 4032.

BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 322 7626.



SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. Professional window tinting of cars, homes & offices. Quality films for privacy, UV (fading), heat, safety & security. Phone Craig Rogers your ONLY local applicator 307 6347 or 0800TINTER. Member of Master Tinters NZ.

• Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available


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

Wednesday 1.00pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open in the Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road.

Thursday 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road. 1.00pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open in the Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road.


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WATER CONSERVATION In summer, exceptional demand for water can sometimes limit the ability of our schemes to consistently deliver water to all properties at the required pressure. Water conservation measures are used to even out demand and enable residents to continue to enjoy reasonable use of water for gardening and other non-essential purposes. Ashburton District Council advises residents connected to Council water schemes that “Level 1alternate day” water conservation measures are in place until further notice. To learn about water conservation measures and whether they apply in your area, visit




The Ashburton Public Library has something for everyone this summer.

Whether you’re out for a day trip, or on a cross-country holiday, Ashburton District Council urges all residents to put safety first when setting out on their summer travels.


Children - Join the “Get lost in a Good Book” reading challenge this summer at the Children’s Library. Each book you borrow you receive a penny, and if you read 20 books you can swap your pennies for a prize. (maximum of 2 prizes per child) Adults - Don’t worry, you haven’t been forgotten! You too can ‘read to win! Borrow from your library between 18 December 2013 and 10 January 2014 and go in the draw to win a $50 Whitcouls Voucher. Competition is open to those aged 13 years and over.

You might notice some road works when you’re out on the road this holiday season. This is because summer is the time of year when conditions are right for upgrading roads. This summer over 76,000 metres of roads in Ashburton District will be upgraded. We have the fourth largest road network in the country and Council is committed to ensuring all roads are maintained to the right standard. $5.6 million has been approved this year for resurfacing and rehabilitation projects on the districts roading network.



If you’re looking for a great picnic spot this summer, the Ashburton Domain is the place to be.

If you’re looking for some family fun this summer, why not head down to your community pool?

Located within walking distance of the Ashburton town centre, the Domain is a great family spot with gardens, playgrounds and a paddling pool. There are also gas barbeques which can be hired for $30.00 a day.

Ashburton Community Pool - varying times between 6.00am and 8.30pm

Head down to the Ashburton Domain with your family for a great time this summer.

NEW TO ASHBURTON? Pop in to have a chat with the Newcomers Network coordinator, Daria. She can help with information about the district, activities to participate in and any information to help you settle in and enjoy living in Mid Canterbury. Daria is located at Community House Mid Canterbury (155 Tancred Street) every Tuesday from 10.00am - 12.00pm.

Tinwald Pool - 1.00pm to 7.00pm

Some plumbing fittings have potential for minute traces of metals to accumulate in water that has been in the fitting for several hours. Although the health risk is small, the Ministry of Health recommends you run a mugful of water through your drinking water tap each morning before use to remove any metals that may have dissolved from plumbing fittings. We recommend this simple precaution for all households, including those on public and private water supplies. This notice is issued by Ashburton District Council on behalf of the Director - General of Health, Ministry of Health.


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KEEPING THINGS HUMMING Council provides a 24 hour call centre service 307 7700. You can also request service through our website. Click the green “Request It” tab on our front page. Urgent requests for service are given a priority response. Non-essential requests are normally responded to on the next working day. We are working to keep our district humming.

If you are parking on East Street in Ashburton, please remember to display your parking receipt clearly on the dashboard of your vehicle. Failing to display a valid parking receipt will incur a $40.00 fine. The new pay and display machines are easy to use and have clear instructions to guide users through the process. They also take both cash and credit card payment great for when you don’t have coins with you. If you have any questions on the new pay and display machines, ask one of our friendly parking enforcement officers.




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Puzzles Wednesday, January 8, 2014 CRYPTIC


ACROSS 1. An easy target, being a model like this (7) 5. Take risks and lose head – stroll on! (5) 8. Get rid of the French and sound amused to do so (7) 9. Picture the girl who will hurry back when at university (3-2) 10. Dwelling with rice, needs to make a pudding of it (9) 12. Ambassador has the right to belong to a woman (3) 13. High boot for a bird that gets feet wet (5) 17. Branch of service one will give means of fighting to (3) 19. Trio has its number, and gets a part (9) 21. There’s much to finish off, it being like bingo (5) 22. Instrument for holding Greek crab (7) 24. Enclosed spaces were spread with square sails (5) 25. Orange-coloured tin given back to a deserter (7)





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DOWN 1. It is fast, but one may get hold of it (6) 2. Prepared, like bird, to have faith in what one is told (7) 3. Distress one by removing top of highland dagger (3) 4. Ground for putting on the inexperienced (5) 5. Use peat and repel one in an orchard (5-4) 6. Assembly of magistrates, as marked by surveyors (5) 7. Boffin found previous partner to be cheeky (6)

11. To strike now, lots do it differently (4,5) 14. One getting provisions pops out with a woman (7) 15. Get real by misapplication of bearded growth (6) 16. Be sorry for the traveller who got ‘X’ brand wrong (6) 18. Limousine to tie up around end of crescent (5) 20. She appeared in Lear in amateur theatre gang-show (5) 23. Round part in music rarely given up (3)


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On January 6, 2014. Dearly loved sister and sister in law of the late Frank and Kui Cavill, the late Amy, and Gavin Grice, the late Lorraine, and Mario Caferra, the late John, and Claire Eales and loved auntie of all her nieces and nephews.


Family Notices DEATHS KENNY, Mavis Dawn – On January 6, 2014. Suddenly but peacefully at Ashburton. Dearly loved wife of the late Don. Much loved and cherished mum of David and Rebecca and a special nana to Julie, and Ronan. Dearly loved second mum to Donna and John Lobb, and the late Ngaire, and Grant McDonald, and loved nana of Diane and Derek Begg, JoAnn and Grant; Robert, and Andrew McDonald, and loved great nana Mavis of Samuel, and Oliver Nisbet. Messages to P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service for Mavis will be held at Our Chapel, Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on SATURDAY January 11, commencing at 11.00am. Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton









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KENNY, Mavis Dawn – On January 6, 2014. Dearly loved sister and sister in law of the late Frank and Kui Cavill, the late Amy, and Gavin Grice, the late to ensure publication. Lorraine, and Mario Caferra, During office hours notices the late John, and Claire may also be sent to: Eales and loved auntie of all her nieces and nephews. Any queries please contact 0800 POOKE, Malcolm Desmond ASHBURTON Suddenly on January 1, 2014 (0800-274-287). Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Trish. Dearly loved and respected dad of FUNERAL Jason and Kate, Samantha and James. In lieu of flowers FURNISHERS and in memory of Malcolm, MASTER donations towards the next MONUMENTAL MASON GunFighter Reunion would be appreciated and may be left E.B. CARTER LTD at the service. Messages For all your memorial c/o 4 Camberwell Place, requirements Avonhead, Christchurch New headstones and designs 8042. A service to celebrate Renovations, Malcolm’s life will be held in Additional inscriptions, Aoraki Funeral Home Chapel Cleaning and Concrete work 190 East Street 160 Mountainview Road, Carried out by qualified Timaru on THURSDAY, tradesmen. Ashburton January 9, 2014 at 11:00am 620 East Street Ashburton followed by interment in the Ph/Fax 308 5369 Phone Timaru Cemetery. or 0274 357 974 308 8945 Aoraki Funeral Home, NZMMMA Member FDANZ SCOTT, Adrienne Valmai (nee Kingsbury) – On Sunday, January 5, 2014. Loved sister-in-law of Betty (nee Scott) and the late Murray Cairns. Aunt of Fiona Miller, Ewan, Neroli Reveley, and Heather Chisnall and their families.



January 8, 2014 26 Ashburton Guardian POOKE, MalcolmWednesday, Desmond Suddenly on January 1, 2014 Dearly loved husband and soulmate DEATHS of Trish. Dearly loved and respected dad of SCOTT, Adrienne Valmai Jason and Kate,– Samantha (nee Kingsbury) and James. January In lieu of5,flowers On Sunday 2014. and memory Malcolm, Agedin87. Loved ofwife of the donations towardsandthemother next late Noel. Mother GunFighter Reunion be in law of Colin andwould Dianne, appreciated be left and Struan and andmay Lee-Anne at service. Messages and thegrandmother of Ben, c/o Place, Tom, 4andCamberwell Tim. Messages to Avonhead, 33 Fulton Road,Christchurch Glenleith, 8042. A 9010. serviceSpecial to celebrate Dunedin thanks Malcolm’s life will be held in SCOTT, Adrienne Valmai to the staff at Tuarangi Home Aoraki Funeral Home Chapel (neetheir Kingsbury) – care. for wonderful A 160 Mountainview Road, On Sunday January 5,will 2014. service for Adrienne be Timaru THURSDAY, Agedat87. Loved wife the held Ouron Chapel CnrofEast January 2014 at 11:00am late Noel. Mother and mother and Cox9,Streets, Ashburton followed interment in the in law ofbyColin and Dianne, on THURSDAY, January 9, Timaru Cemetery. and Struan and commencing at Lee-Anne 11.00am Home, andAoraki grandmother of Ben, followed byFuneral private interment. Tom,Paterson’s and FDANZ Tim. Messages Funeral to 33 FultonFDANZ Road,Ashburton Glenleith, Services Dunedin 9010. Special thanks to Please the staffnote at Tuarangi Home all late death SCOTT, fornotices their Adrienne care. orwonderful notices Valmai sent out-A (nee – hours service for Adrienne will be sideKingsbury) ordinary office On January 5,to:2014. heldSunday, at OurbeChapel East must emailedCnr Loved sister-in-law of Betty and Cox Streets, Ashburton (nee Scott) publication. andJanuary the late on THURSDAY, 9, to ensure Murray Cairns. Aunt of Fiona commencing at 11.00am DuringEwan, office hoursinterment. notices Miller, Neroli Reveley, followed by private may also beChisnall sent to: and and Paterson’s Heather Funeral their families. Services FDANZ Ashburton Any queries Please noteplease all late contact death notices or notices0800 sent outside ordinaryASHBURTON office hours must be (0800-274-287). emailed to:



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A disturbed southwest flow should affect New Zealand tomorrow through to Saturday. A front arriving over southern New Zealand late Saturday is expected to move over much of the country during Sunday.

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6am 60 Minute Makeover 3 7:05 Dickinson’s Real Deal 3 8am Cowboy Builders 3 9am Infomercials 9:30 The Chase 3 0 10:30 Ellen 3 11:30 Infomercials Noon Would Like To Work 3 0 12:30 Emmerdale Rhona’s mind is racing; Rachel is displeased. 0 1pm Coronation Street PGR 3 0 1:30 House Guest 3 2pm Come Dine With Me 3 0 3pm The Renovation Game A team of up-and-coming builders and designers put their fees on the line if they fail to raise a property’s value. 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:30 Animal House 0 5pm Ellen 6pm One News 0 7pm Border Patrol AO 0 7:30 High Country Rescue 0 8pm Meet the Frockers PGR 0 8:30 M The Reader AO 2008 Drama. In post-Second World War Germany, a law student meets his former lover as she refuses to defend herself in a war-crime trial, guarding a secret more shameful than murder. Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes. 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Handy Manny 3 0 6:52 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 7am Phineas And Ferb 3 0 7:25 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Omniverse 0 8:15 Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide 3 0 8:40 I’m In The Band 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Let’s Get Inventin’ 0 11am The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 3 0 11:30 Ellen 3 Noon Scrubs PGR 3 0 12:55 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here AO 3 1:55 Hope And Faith 3 0 2:25 Bethenny 3:25 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 3:45 Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 4:10 Life With Boys 3 0 4:35 8 Simple Rules 3 0 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Friends 3 0 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 6:30 The War At Home 0 7pm Big Bang Theory 0 7:30 M The Game Plan 2007 Comedy. An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle, discovers that he has an eight-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. Dwayne Johnson, Madison Pettis. 0 9:40 The Year That Was AO 0 10:40 Happy Endings PGR 0

7am Money Man 3 7:30 Gok’s Fashion Fix PGR 3 0 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon Would I Lie To You? PGR 3 0 12:30 90210 PGR 3 1:30 The Defenders PGR After a Las Vegas entertainment icon is suffocated to death in his mansion, his girlfriend is charged with the crime. 0 2:30 HomeMADE Two teams of emerging designers renovate two houses in five days, the winner receiving AU$100,000. 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show Interviews with Alan Thicke and Chiwetel Ejiofor. 4:30 Big Brother Australia Highlights of life in the house. 6pm 3 News 7pm Bondi Vet PGR 7:30 The Block – All Stars PGR 0 8:30 M The Back-up Plan PGR 2010 Romantic Comedy. A woman conceives twins through artificial insemination, only to meet the man of her dreams on the same day. Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin, Michaela Watkins. 10:35 3 News

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 7:25 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 7:50 Monsuno 3 8:15 Chuggington 8:25 Franklin And Friends 3 8:45 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 9am Bob The Builder 3 9:10 Thomas And Friends 3 9:20 Peppa Pig 3 9:30 Wonder Pets 3 9:55 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3:05 Pingu 3 3:10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 3:25 Go, Diego, Go! 3 3:50 Beyblade – Shogun Steel 4:15 Oh No! It’s An Alien Invasion 3 4:40 Scaredy Squirrel 3 5:05 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 5:35 Dragons – Riders Of Berk 3 6pm Sabrina The Teenage Witch 30 6:30 Everybody Hates Chris 3 7pm Just Shoot Me! PGR 0 7:30 M Blue Crush 2 PGR 3 2011 Drama. Haunted by the memory of her dead mother, a woman leaves Malibu and goes to South Africa to fulfil her mother’s dream of surfing at Jefferys Bay. Sasha Jackson, Elizabeth Mathis, Jordi Smith. 9:55 M Ali G Indahouse AO 3 2002 Comedy. Michael Gambon, Sacha Baron Cohen. 0

11pm One News Tonight 0 11:15 M Doubt AO 2008 Drama. In 1964, a nun confronts a priest after suspecting him of abusing a black student. He denies the charges and a battle of wills begins that threatens the church and school. 0 1:05 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 2 0

11:10 Anger Management 0 11:40 Partners PGR 3 12:10 Man Up PGR 3 12:35 What Would You Do? 3 1:25 Infomercials 2:25 Grey’s Anatomy AO 3 0 3:15 The Lying Game PGR 3 0 4am Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 5:05 State Of Georgia 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

11:15 NCIS – Los Angeles AO 3 The murder of a news reporter leads the agents to a Libyan resistance movement; Hetty tells Callen some details about his past. 0 12:10 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

11:45 F Celebrity Paranormal Project AO 3 Christopher Knight, Adrianne Curry, and Danny and Gretchen Bonaduce go inside a maximum-security prison. 12:40 Entertainment Tonight 1:05 Infomercials

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Nick Knowles’ Original Features 7:30 Great Animal Escapes 8am Sandmasters 8:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:30 House Crashers 10am The Apartment 11am Auction Hunters PG 11:30 International Open House Noon West End Salvage 12:30 Merlin 1:30 Extreme Fishing With Robson Green 2:20 Nick Knowles’ Original Features 3:30 Great Animal Escapes 4pm Food Safari 4:30 The Cook And The Chef 5pm Candice Tells All 5:30 Make My Home Bigger 6pm Sandmasters 6:30 Bath Crashers 7pm American Restoration Mike and Frank travel the country looking for antique gold. 7:30 Monty’s Big Catch 8:45 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 9:20 The Hook And The Cook 10pm Autospeed PGR 10:30 Laid AO 11pm American Restoration 11:30 Gator Boys


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Great Animal Escapes 1:30 Make My Home Bigger 2am The Cook And The Chef 2:30 Food Safari 3am Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 3:30 The Hook And The Cook 4am Sandmasters 4:30 Bath Crashers 5am Monty’s Big Catch



6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Tennis – Heineken Open (Highlights) Day Two. From the ASB Tennis Arena, in Auckland. 8:35 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Crowd Goes Wild 3 1:30 Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Fifth OneDay International. First innings from Seddon Park, Hamilton. 5:35 Millionaire – Hot Seat 3 Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6:05 L Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Fifth One-Day International. Second innings from Seddon Park, Hamilton. 10pm Best of QI AO 3 10:35 Tennis – Heineken Open (Highlights) Day Two. From the ASB Tennis Arena, in Auckland.

11:45 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:40 Home Shopping 1:40 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2:10 Home Shopping

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 3pm Maara Kai 3 3:30 Brian Jacques’s Redwall 3 2 4pm Miharo 3 2 4:30 Pukana 3 2 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3

THE BOX 6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 The Pretender PG 8:55 Numb3rs MV 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 CSI MV Cool Change. 12:15 CSI MV Crate and Burial. 1:05 Numb3rs MV 1:55 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:45 The Pretender PG 3:35 Raw MC 6:35 Pawn Stars PG 7pm The Simpsons PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 NCIS MV 9:30 Criminal Intent MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV


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

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6am Tennis – Heineken Open (Highlights) Day Two. 7am Golf – US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions – Round Four. 9am Inside Cricket 10am Adventure Angler 10:30 Arena Access 11am Cricket – The Ashes (Highlights) Australia v England – Fifth Test, Day Three. 11:30 Sport 365 Christmas Special. Noon Fox Sports News 12:30 Inside Cricket 1:30 L Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Fifth One-Day International. Coverage of the first innings from Seddon Park, Hamilton. 5:35 The Cricket Show 6:05 L Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Fifth One-Day International. 10pm Sky Sport – What’s On All the sporting action coming up over the next week. 10:30 Gridiron – Lingerie Football League Chicago Bliss v Seattle Mist – Play-Offs.

Midnight Tennis – Heineken Open (Highlights) Match of the Day – Day Three. 1:30 Tennis – Heineken Open Match of the Night – Day Three. 3am Fight Night Vyacheslav Glazkov v Garrett Wilson. 5am Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights)

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 He Iwi Whakapono With Mania Clarke. 8pm Te Irikura 3 8:30 Taniwha Rau 3 9:30 Poutiriao (Starting Today) 3 10pm Te Kauta PGR (Starting Today) 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Moonshiners PG 7:30 Man v Wild PG 8:30 Mythbusters PGR 9:30 World’s Top 5 PG 10:30 Secrets Of… PG 11:30 Stalked – Someone’s Watching M Noon Stalked – Someone’s Watching M 12:30 True Crime With Aphrodite Jones M 1:30 Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets M 2pm Stalked – Someone’s Watching M 2:30 Airplane Repo PG 3:30 Moonshiners PG 4:30 Gold Rush PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Blood And Oil PG 7:30 Bear Grylls Get Out Alive PG 8:30 The Unexplained Files PG 9:30 Naked Castaway PG 10:30 Savage Family Diggers PG 11pm Weed Country M


Midnight Nightmare Next Door M 1am I Was Murdered M 1:30 I Was Murdered M 2am Everything You Need To Know PG 2:30 Man v Wild PG 3:30 Deadliest Catch PG 4:30 Flying Wild Alaska PG 5:30 Worst-Case Scenario PG

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MOVIES PREMIERE 6:10 The Rum Diary MVLS 2011 Drama. Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi. 8:10 Broken City 16VL 2013 Thriller. Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe. 10am Jeff, Who Lives At Home MVL 2012 Comedy. Jason Segel, Ed Helms. 11:25 Sherlock Holmes 2 – A Game Of Shadows AO 2011 Action. Robert Downey jr, Jude Law. 1:35 The Rum Diary MVLS 2011 Drama. Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi. 3:35 Broken City 16VL 2013 Thriller. Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe. 5:25 The Marine 3 – Homefront 16VL 2013 Action. Mike Mizanin, Neal McDonough. 6:55 Demoted MLS 2011 Comedy. Michael Vartan, Sean Astin. 8:30 Lawless 18VL 2012 Drama. Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy. 10:30 Chernobyl Diaries 16VL 2012 Horror. 11:55 It Waits 16V 2005 Horror.


1:20 Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde MV 2008 Drama. 2:50 The Marine 3 – Homefront 16VL 2013 Action. 4:20 Lawless 18VL 2012 Drama.

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MOVIES GREATS 6:50 Directors – Taylor Hackford PG 7:20 Twister PGV 1996 Drama. Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz. 9:10 Con Air 18VL 1997 Action. Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich. 11:05 The Beach 16VLS 2000 Thriller. Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Carlyle, Tilda Swinton. 1pm Circle Of Friends M 1995 Drama. Minnie Driver, Chris O’Donnell, Geraldine O’Rawe. 2:40 Twister PGV 1996 Drama. Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz. 4:30 Sleepy Hollow MC 1999 Horror. Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci. 6:15 Mystic River 16VL 2003 Drama. Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon. 8:30 Hollow Man 16VS 2000 Horror. Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon. 10:25 Dead Calm MVLS 1989 Thriller. Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman.


12:05 Eastern Promises 18VS 2007 Drama. Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen. 1:45 Mystic River 16VL 2003 Drama. 4am Hollow Man 16VS 2000 Horror. 5:55 Sleepy Hollow MC 1999 Horror.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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Hard yards in the pool Jared Scammell, 12, works on his backstroke technique at the Jennian Homes Ashburton Swim Team training camp in Methven. PHOTO DONNA WYLIE 060114-DW-306

A week of hard work in and out of the water will hopefully pay dividends over the coming months for the Jennian Homes Ashburton Swim Team. The team is currently in their annual swim camp at the Methven Resort where head coach Shane Jones took the 15 senior swimmers into camp last Friday. They were joined by six junior swimmers on Sunday, with the remainder of the junior squad travelling up to Methven for daily training sessions from Monday. The camp runs until Friday. Over the course of the week they have two swim sessions per day as well as dry land sessions focusing on building core fitness, some of which have been based at the Mountain Gym with the team taking part in spin and a body combat class. The camp is an important building block for the swimmers, in the lead-up to the regional and national events coming up over the next four months. The first is the New Zealand Open Water Championships which doubles as the Oceania Championships in Taupo this weekend, where Grace Sommerville competes in the 5km and 10km events. The senior team will then head to Dunedin for the Canterbury/Otago Championships on January 22-26 with the juniors off to Timaru on February 1 and 2 for the Canterbury Junior Championships. In March they have the New Zealand Division 2 Championships then the NZ Open Championships in early April followed by the NZ Age Group Championships.


T20 team notable for omissions BY DAVID LEGGAT The naming of New Zealand’s T20 squad for the two games against the West Indies was notable for who wasn’t there. Neither senior seamer Kyle Mills nor accomplished batsman Kane Williamson are in the 12 for the matches on Saturday and next Wednesday. The reasoning is different for each player. In 34-year-old Mills’ case, any searching for a sign that this is the start of the end of the road for the tall Aucklander is wide of the mark, according to national selection manager Bruce Edgar. Mills’ record and reputation in short-form cricket are well known.

As an ODI bowler he’s among the best around, with 231 wickets in 161 games at 26 apiece. In T20 internationals, he’s been less effective in wicket-taking terms 36 from 37 games at 30.1 each. Indeed, extrapolate that out and Mills has taken just nine wickets in his last 14 games over 201213. However he’s very much in the selectors’ minds for the world T20 in Bangladesh, starting in mid-March. These two games against the West Indies are New Zealand’s last warmups for that so it’s a case of priority selections. Selectors Mike Hesson and Edgar wanted to give Central Districts speedster Adam Milne a chance.

“We are well aware of Kyle’s skills at this level,” Edgar said. “We would like to give Adam an opportunity and he hasn’t had that with the weather [during the West Indies ODI series]. “We are trying to see players perform at the highest level and give them a chance.” It’s a different story with Williamson, a classy batsmen if more of an accumulator than a regular boundary clearer, and a useful offspinner and fine fielder. He’s played 13 T20s, averaging 22 with the bat but taken only two wickets. To be fair, he’s been given a bowl in only four games. Williamson might still go to Bangladesh,but for now, his card has been marked as a test and ODI priority player.

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“That’s probably where we see him at the moment,” Edgar said. “Dropping down to an even shorter version, we’re less inclined to involve him there.” Edgar admitted that there was a measure of urgency about the next two T20s. “These guys [in the 12] will be treating it with absolute urgency. They know a World Cup is coming up and they’ll want to be part of it. For us, picking sides is still pretty much performance driven.” * * * Black Caps T20 squad: Brendon McCullum (c), Jesse Ryder, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne. - NZH

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