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The corner of Smitheram and Harrison streets where a man attempted to abduct a young girl this week. PHOTO MYLES HUME 070514-MH-001

Parents in the Allenton area are on edge as police work to find a man who attempted to abduct an eight-year-old girl on Harrison Street about 4.15pm on Tuesday. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 070514-TM-056

Police praise girl’s courage BY MYLES HUME


Ashburton police are praising an eight-year-old girl who escaped what they believe is an isolated abduction attempt this week. But they now want to hear from witnesses who may hold the key to locating the offender who is still at large. Detective Leigh Jenkins said police had already spoken to a number of witnesses after a

man dragged the young girl from the end of her Harrison Street driveway to a dark green car on Smitheram Street before she broke free about 4.15pm Tuesday. “We are grateful for the information we’ve received so far - this has resulted in a number of inquiries being conducted,” he said. “We now want to contact people we believe were in the area when the incident occurred ...

in particular we are interested in locating and speaking to a woman who was walking two black and white dogs, and who spoke to the young girl on Harrison Street between Allison and Smitheram streets.” Mr Jenkins said there would have been several people close to the scene, about 100 metres from the Allenton Shopping Centre and Allenton School. He said the girl “handled herself well” after breaking free

uninjured and running to her mother. “With school returning it’s timely to remind the community to be aware of children keeping themselves safe and using positive behaviour, encouraging them to say ‘no’ and to stay away from strange vehicles.” He believed it was an isolated incident, and there had not been reports of similar incidents in the area. “All the same, we encourage

residents to be vigilant about people and vehicles that may be acting suspiciously – and if a vehicle is seen, it’s helpful if the registration number is obtained.” Information can also be provided to Ashburton police on 307-8400 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.






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Hurrell fined $5000

Warriors’ centre Konrad Hurrell has been fined $5000 over the release of a sex tape with a New Zealand actress. The 22-yearold was involved in a sex tape with Shortland Street actress Teuila Blakely which was briefly made public on social media. Hurrell has apologised but will still face censure, a statement from the Warriors said yesterday. Both the Warriors and NRL had launched investigations. Vodafone Warriors’ chief executive Wayne Scurrah said their investigation had now been completed. “Konrad is full of remorse over what has happened,” said Scurrah. The $5000 fine would be donated to charity. “I am so sorry this has happened and want to apologise for the trouble I have caused,” said Hurrell. “I’ve embarrassed the club and my teammates.



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Two sets to love Federer If Roger Federer didn’t already have a hold on the market for future doubles champions, he sure does now. The Swiss tennis star became a father of twins yesterday for a rare second time, after his wife Mirka gave birth to boys Leo and Lenny. “Mirka and I are so incredibly happy to share that Leo and Lenny were born this evening! #TwinsAgain#Miracle,” he posted on Twitter. The news came shortly after Federer withdrew from the Madrid Open to prepare for the impending birth. The boys’ arrival comes almost five years since the couple welcomed twin girls Charlene Riva and Myla Rose in July 2009. Bookmakers at the time were quick to offer odds on the sisters teaming up and following their father’s footsteps to win at Wimbledon. Those chances have no doubt shortened dramatically on the back of Federer’s latest arrivals. The record 17-time grand slam champion was flooded with congratulations on social media. Federer is unlikely to contest next week’s Rome Masters, but is expected to return to action for the French Open in Paris later this month.

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The founder of an app called “Hula” that provides information about sexually transmitted diseases says he plans to change its name after complaints that it’s culturally insensitive to Hawaiians. Ramin Bastani says after weeks of talking to the Native Hawaiian community, he’s moving forward with changing the app’s name. An online petition asking him to change the name argues that it exploits a sacred cultural art form. Bastani previously resisted changing the name even after the petition gained attention in March. But he said he immediately removed any references to “getting lei’d” in marketing the app.

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Monet’s Water Lilies sells for US$27m Claude Monet’s rarely seen Water Lilies has sold at auction in New York for just over $US27 million $NZ31. The 1907 painting of his beloved Giverny, France, garden sold yesterday at Christie’s to an undisclosed bidder. The work was part of copper heiress Huguette Clark’s estate. It has not been publicly exhibited since 1926. Christie’s is selling hundreds of items from her collection after a feud over her estate was settled in the northern autumn. Water Lillies had been expected to sell for $US25 million to $US35 million. Pablo Picasso’s 1942 Portrait of Dora Maar sold for $US22.5 million. Wassily Kandinsky’s 1909 abstract Beach Scene fetched $US17.2 million. Those works came from the estate of German collectors Viktor and Marianne Langen and were at auction for the first time.


Sonny Bill has plans for kids Sonny Bill Williams says he’s switching from NRL to rugby union because he wants to challenge himself - before retiring relatively early and having children. Williams, who will return to rugby next season with the Chiefs, has spoken about his future in an interview to promote his signing of a global deal with adidas. While the 28-year-old refused to comment on rumours that his new wife Alana Raffie is pregnant he did hint at the want of fatherhood and how he plans to retire from rugby in a few years. Williams sparked rumours that 20-year-old Raffie was pregnant after referring to her as “mumsy” on social media last month. The comment was made just before the pair headed off on what was believed to be an overdue honeymoon in Bali following a secret wedding in August, just six months after they began dating.

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Incident has parents on edge By Myles HuMe

An attempted abduction in the heart of Allenton this week has parents on edge as police are yet to arrest the male offender. Authorities have released further details of the alleged attempted abduction of an eightyear-old girl from a Harrison Street driveway on Tuesday afternoon in which the girl was able to break free and run to safety. It happened about 100 me-

tres from Allenton School and although police believe it is an isolated case, parents are worried the man is still in the community. Mother Trudy McDonald moved to Smitheram Street four weeks ago with her four children, aged five to 10 years, from a Christchurch suburb where a similar incident occurred not long before they relocated. “When I sent them to school today I told them to hold hands and stick together, be vigilant

and to make sure no one walks ahead of each other,” she said. She said police had visited her house on Tuesday night as they had with other nearby residents. A Harrison Street mother walking her two children to school yesterday said it was “frightening” it happened so close to home, and she would be keeping the gate locked. Pupils in Allenton could be heard talking about the incident after school, while one father said a child told him she was

concerned to walk to her Allison Street home. Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president Chris Murphy said “stranger danger” was taught in schools, but both parents and schools needed to ensure children knew what to do. He expected schools to speak with children and parents about the incident if the offender was not found in the coming days. “It seems like this girl in Allenton did the right thing and got away to safety but that’s not

always the case. “If a stranger approaches, your children need to treat it with a bit of skepticism, and need to be aware that not everyone is nice, that’s things like not getting into a car with an adult that hasn’t been arranged by mum and dad.” Children should always stay out of arm’s reach of strangers, and if they got into trouble run to the safety of schools, homes, shops or make a lot of noise, he said.


Support for Ashburton parents of multiples By erin Tasker

Ask a group of mums who have given birth to multiples to sum up what it’s like, and they’ll all give you the same answer. Busy. It might be busy, but it is also twice – or three times - as rewarding, and Ashburton now has a new group where mums of multiples can get together and share their experiences and advice. The Ashburton Multiple Birth Group has been organised by mums of multiples, for mums of multiples, and yesterday they all met up for their first official coffee group. Mandy Reid helped set up the group. She’s mum to Olivia, 4, and 18-month-old identical twins Harry and Lucas Reid - one set of five preschool aged twins who went along to the get-together yesterday. Mrs Reid said being a mum to twins was busy, but also a lot of fun. “It’s busy but it’s also enjoyable. You get double everything; double the smiles and double the cuddles,” she said. And double the smiling and double the cuddles makes up for the double nappy changing and double teething. For one mum who went along yester-

day, the group was about getting a taste of what she’s in for. Nicole Lawson is due to give birth to triplets later this year. She and her husband already have an 18-month-old daughter at home, and her husband also has two older daughters, so an already busy life is about to get even busier. Welcoming multiples to any family can be logistically challenging, as they are finding. They invested in a seven-seater vehicle at the start of the year, but when their latest additions arrive they will need an eightseater that can handle five car seats. She’s excited to be carrying triplets though and knows where to go if she needs any advice. Mrs Reid said that’s what the multiple birth group was about – sharing experiences, helping each other and offering advice. “They can talk to mums that understand,” Mrs Reid said. The Porse rooms on Havelock Street have been offered to the group for free and they plan to meet on the first Wednesday of every month with parents, multiples and siblings all welcome. If anyone wants more information they can contact the group through their Facebook page.

Getting to know each other at the first meeting of the Ashburton Multiple Birth group yesterday were (from left) Lisa Sutton with almost two-yearold twins Stephanie and Rafe and four-year-old brother Lachlan, Steffi Powell with one of her four children Azzazel, 3, Mandy Reid with 18-month-old twins Harry (left) and Lucas, and Julie McDougall with 11-month-old twins Oliver (obscured) and Charlie Williams. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 070514-tM-049

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April was the darkest month on New Zealand roads in four years and the Ashburton District played an unfortunate role in boosting the country’s road fatality numbers. Of the 31 deaths recorded during the month, three occurred in the Ashburton District – 10 per cent. The first death occurred on Acton Road, Rakaia on April 5 at 11pm, when an 18-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car. In the first of two accidents on Good Friday, April 18, an 80-year-old Ashburton man was killed at about 3.15am after being hit by a car while walking down State Highway 1 south of Hinds. The second occurred on Ashburton’s Smallbone Drive with an injured woman dying in Christchurch Hospital one week later. The three April deaths brought Ashburton’s road toll for 2014 to four, one more than for all of 2013. The stark April statistic has prompted police to say New Zealand is on target to see another 200 people die before the year is out. “Frustratingly, it’s still the basics drinking and driving, going too fast for the conditions and not wearing a seatbelt, or a combination of all three - that is needlessly killing large numbers of New Zealanders on the nation’s roads every week,” said the country’s top road

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Doppelmayr staff have arrived at Mt Hutt, including project and sales manager Garreth Hayman, along with a new triple chairlift bottom station after the old one was destroyed in an avalanche. PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS

27 of the 96 deaths from January 1 to April 30 involved an alcohol-affected driver 38 deaths involved a speeding driver Together, speed and alcohol accounted for 48 deaths 22 of those killed were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash 41 of the 96 deaths were on state highways

policeman, Assistant Commissioner Road Policing Dave Cliff. “While the vast majority of road users are doing things right, some are still making all the wrong decisions, with enormous cost to themselves, their families and other innocent road users.” So far this year 102 people have already died on the country’s roads, 15 more than at the same time in 2013. Hundreds more have been seriously injured in crashes that were largely avoidable, police said. Preliminary police reports into the 96 fatalities that occurred up to April 30 shows that more than a quarter involved an alcohol-affected driver, more than a third involved a speeding driver, and half of all the deaths involved both factors.

The bottom station of Mt Hutt’s triple chairlift has arrived at Mt Hutt and is now being transported bit by bit to its building site, courtesy of Doppelmayr staff including machine operator Hayden Crozier. PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS

New ski lift arrives at Mt Hutt BY SUSAN SANDYS


Almost one year after Mt Hutt’s triple chairlift was destroyed by an avalanche, a replacement ski lift has finally arrived. The triple chairlift needed a new bottom station after an avalanche following last year’s 20-year snowfall destroyed the old one, which had been there since 1979. Ski lift manufacturers Doppelmayr purpose built the bottom station for Mt Hutt in Austria, before sending it across seas and roads to reach the skifield yesterday. Five Doppelmayr staff have arrived with the station, which is in kitset style pieces and will now need putting together on site. The staff, who are New Zealand-based, will spend about one month at the skifield, staying in Methven, to undertake the job, as well as installing a new haul rope on the skilift. Doppelmayr project and sales manager Garreth Hayman, based in Christchurch, said after he and fellow Doppelmayr staff installed a new haul rope just last year, they did not expect to be back again this year, having to do the job again, as

well as bring a new bottom station with them. “I would have thought it would have been another 30 years,” Mr Hayman said, referring to the age of the rope and the bottom station. He said transporting the bottom station up the Mt Hutt road yesterday had been a long and slow process, as it was a heavy load on a long truck which had to negotiate steep sections and tight corners. He said it was no suprise it had been almost one year to get to the point of replacing the wiped-out bottom station. “By the time you take it from design to manfacturing, to shipping, to get it onto site, assembled and commissioned, it’s a complex process,” he said. A Doppelmayr Austrian specialist would be travelling to the skifield to undertake the final commissioning of the chairlift, planned at the end of this month. The Doppelmayr crew will work through all kinds of weather to get the job done, and yesterday winter reminded them it was not far away, as light snow fell in cold and windy conditions.

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Retailer calls for compensation By Sue NewmaN

Rakaia synthetic cannabis retailer Gary Davies might have lost his business and potentially $1 million but he’s determined to continue his fight to legalise the sale of drugs in New Zealand. As he packed the last products from his shop shelves yesterday, Mr Davies said he was confident the Government would be forced to compensate retailers for business losses.


Charge dismissed Brodie Ratu Hemi said a deflating tyre was responsible for his swerving on Melcombe Street on the afternoon of November 26; Ashburton police constable Bradley Turnbull said the fishtailing was deliberate and charged Hemi, a 24-year-old contractor, with sustained loss of traction. The two met at a defended hearing in the Ashburton District Court this week to thrash the matter out. Constable Bradley Turnbull said he was alerted to the event after hearing a vehicle revving excessively. He then watched Hemi’s vehicle fishtailing amidst a cloud of black smoke from a distance of about 200 metres on McMurdo Street. In explanation Hemi told constable Turnbull his tyres were “stuffed”. He repeated this when the tow truck driver arrived to impound the vehicle. The driver gave evidence at Tuesday’s hearing and said the suspected tyre had sufficient pressure to drive up the ramp of the truck, but he noticed it was completely flat a couple of days later. Hemi’s defence lawyer Tiffany McRae called his cousin to the stand, who confirmed Hemi had left his place to go home because they had both noticed the left rear tyre was leaking. Judge Joanna Maze said much of the evidence presented was conflicting, but everyone concerned acknowledged the tyre may have been leaking air. In this light, Hemi’s actions could not be determined as wilful beyond reasonable doubt, she said, before dismissing the charge against him.

“It’s over today. I’m closing this shop down and I’ll be left holding a 15-year lease. All the stock has to be packed up and sent back to the manufacturer. Thank God I don’t have too much left,” he said. The Government put synthetic cannabis retailers on notice that they had two weeks to clear their shelves. Synthetic cannabis will not be available for sale until each product has been tested and proven safe. And that’s an-

gered retailers who set up in business on the understanding they could sell a product until it was proven unsafe. “Retailers are very, very disappointed. We’ve all invested money in this. Most had dairies like I did but we followed the Government’s rules and got separate premises and proper monitoring. We did everything possible, everything they asked for. We’re all out of pocket but I’m confident we’ll get recompense for

this from the Government.” The Government had not honoured its decision to allow synthetic cannabis sales and was likely to face a law suit from retailers, Mr Davies said. “I’ve got my lawyer looking at suing the Government. They’ve changed the law and they’re liable for my losses. What I’ll lose over the next period could be over $1 million; nationally it will be over $1 billion.” While the official line is that

all synthetic cannabis is withdrawn from sale until it is tested and proven safe, with testing mechanisms still not developed, Mr Davies believes the products will not return to the market – legally. “My customers say they don’t care because 80 to 85 per cent of them say they’ll just get it on the black market and that worries me. I know what that will be like, all sorts of stuff will be put in there.”


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Chicago choreographer Amber Bailey will see all her hard work come to fruition next week when the show opens at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. Photo Donna Wylie 060514-DW-077

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Working with 10 dancers, 10 songs and choregraphing until 10pm has been Amber Bailey’s reality so far this year. The 24-year-old Ashburton graphic designer is choreographer for the Variety Theatre of Ashburton’s 2014 production Chicago, which opens at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre next week. Rehearsals are three weeknights from 7pm to 10pm, and midday until 8pm on Sundays.

That’s a lot of dancing, but directing her talented crew has been the easy part. In her role as choreographer, Miss Bailey has had to come up with the dance routines for the about 10 numbers of the show, with the dance steps from the original show being restricted from replication under copyright rules. It’s a job she has loved. “It’s great with Chicago, because you have such freedom,” Miss Bailey said. Each number is based on a vaudeville act with dancing in

the Bob Fosse style, but besides that the similarities are few as each number lends itself to a different style. For instance the iconic Cell Block Tango where each of the six murderesses in prison tell their back story, relies on high energy and pathos, while some other numbers are more humourous with facial expressions forming a big part of the routine. The cast of dancers Miss Bailey is working with, which includes lead actors, have gone through a tough selection pro-

cess after only about half of the hopefuls who altogether auditioned for Chicago made it through. “A lot of the people are there because they love it and they love being on stage and performing. We are really lucky with the amount of talented dancers we have for the show,” she said. Miss Bailey is originally from Timaru and learned tap and jazz from a young age, as well as performing with the city’s drama league.

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Probe into helihunting complaint By SuSan SandyS

The Department of Conservation is investigating a complaint relating to a helihunting incident allegedly involving a Mayfield operator. Last week a video of helihunters, taken by foot hunters, filmed in the South Opuha valley in February, hit the internet. What it showed outraged many.

A black helicopter is seen to fly over tahr and seemingly scare them into a gully towards hunters it dropped off earlier. Right wing blogger Cameron Slater featured the video and his own outrage, claiming it was an example of illegal hazing, and the article went on to identify Station Air Limited as the company the helicopter was registered to. Laurie Prouting of Station

Air, at Mayfield, told the Guardian he did not haze animals in that they were chased to the point of exhaustion, but said he had not seen the video and could not comment further. Department of Conservation media advisor Fiona Oliphant said the department had received a complaint about an alleged breach of a permit in relation to aerially-assisted trophy hunting activities in South Can-

terbury “and this is currently being investigated”. “The complainants will be informed at the conclusion of the investigation,” she said. Aerial assisted trophy hunting (AATH) permit conditions state “the concessionaire must not carry out, or authorise, any form of hazing, wilful, or reckless ill-treatment of wild animals or animals in wild state of wild animals (being the persecution,

harassment or maltreatment of wild animals using a helicopter)”, and refer to the AATH Code of Practice. The Code of Practice states “Any time limited herding is required to be used by the pilot during an AATH hunt, the aircraft is not to cause wilful or reckless ill-treat of any wild trophy animal. The industry deems this as hazing which it has banned”.



Bid to establish junior darts league

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The reinvigorated interest in the sport of darts is now trickling down to Ashburton youngsters. For Ashburton 12-year-old Liam Corry it all started in the games room of his Allenton home where he gained a liking for the sport that has traditionally been regarded as a pub game. Now he and his mother Becs Ravenscroft are looking to establish the Ashburton Junior Darts Group for youngsters aged eight to 13, coming off the back of the sport’s rebirth largely thanks to the World Series and Premier League Darts out of the UK. “My son is 12 years old and is very keen on playing darts - we have a games room set up in our garage where he practises daily. We heard through the grapevine that the RSA had started a darts league so I contacted them to see if it was suitable for his age group,” Ms Ravenscroft said. “Unfortunately they do not have anything in place and currently have a rule only 13 years and older are able to play. “ She said plans to create a league for primary school pupils at the RSA was in the pipeline, but “unsure if it will eventuate” she has decided to ask for expressions of interest about launching another local darts league to be held at a local sports club, at her home – or even in combination with the RSA. “Darts is excellent for a child’s math skills, concentration and hand-eye co-ordination. It is a fairly cheap sport to get into, can be played at all times of the year by any age and any gender or sporting ability. “It is no longer stereotyped as a pub game and has a growing audience.” Youngsters interested in joining the group can do so through the Ashburton Junior Darts League Facebook page.

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Ashburton youngster Liam Corry, 12, wants to begin a local junior darts group. Photo Donna Wylie 060514-DW-173

If it is old and has wheels then there’s a good chance you’ll find it at the Aeroview VintageFest on Sunday. Larraine and Peter McQuarters are opening up their museum and theatre as part of this year’s Wheels Week and plan to have a big line-up of old cars, vintage farm machinery and traction engines on show. While many of the displays will come from the Aeroview museum, there will also be a team of vintage Riley cars and a steam car coming from Christchurch and traction engines from the Plains Railway. Vintage and veteran vehicles will be lined up on the lawn to provide plenty of room for browsing. This year is the first time Aeroview has been part of Wheels Weeks. It’s a free day out and while barbecue food will be available, people can bring their own picnic lunches, Mr McQuarters said. The museum is also hosting two movie nights during Wheels Week. The first on Tuesday featured a festival of movies on steam and vintage machinery and the second on Tuesday targets vintage and classic car enthusiasts. Sunday’s VintageFest on Morris Road (running along the western boundary of Ashburton Airport) will run from 10am to 3pm. If it is wet, it will be cancelled.

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Online payment hits a snag BY SUE NEWMAN

10 per cent penalty had been imposed. Mr Findlay called the council, told them the account was paid well in advance and hoped that would be the end of it. It wasn’t. He checked his transactions, and found the payment had been made. He called the council again. This time he was told he had probably keyed in the wrong account number. He hadn’t. The $41 debt remained lodged against his name. Council finance manager Sandy Hogg sorted out the


Paying a bill online doesn’t always guarantee that bill finds its way to the right person at the right time, as Ashburton man Errol Findlay recently discovered. He always pays his bills on time and when he received a rates penalty notification from the Ashburton District Council he was staggered. His account was due to be paid by April 20, he paid online on April 14. Seven days later he was notified his account was overdue and a

problem. When the payment was receipted the property number had been transposed. Human error. “This is certainly not a regular occurrence but can unfortunately happen and we will be contacting the ratepayer directly with an apology. A transfer is being done and of course the penalty will be remitted,” she said. Mr Findlay’s experience does highlight one of the issues around online payments she said, but the council has measures in place to deal with pay-

ments that cannot be identified immediately. If it is on the bank statement and does not have enough information to correctly receipt to a debtor account then the bank statement is not updated until sufficient information is received, she said. “That means we search through our revenue systems, contact the payer. At the last resort the money is put to a suspense account while a bank reference check is completed. “ That account is cleared each month by Mrs Hogg.


Scooters put to test Ashburton’s mobility scooter riders tested their machines on the race track yesterday. With their tyres pumped and their scooters primed, a swag of competitors turned out at the annual Wheels Week mobility scooter race at the RSA carpark to blow off a few cobwebs. Whizzing at speeds of up to 12km/h, the racers competed in time trials around the makeshift track, taking on the tight turns and even battling a bit of sun strike in either their own mobility scooters or those supplied. There may have been a few close calls and a wayward mobility scooter that ended up in the garden, but it was Don Hayes who looked set to claim the top prize with a 27 second time in front of a crowd of preschoolers and interested passersby, beating last year’s champion Grace Campbell (left) on her blue Discovery machine. Committee member Avis Kingsland said the unique event was always a highlight on the Wheels Week calendar and she hoped to see even more locals turn out to events planned for Wheels Week which is set to end on May 18.


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Preschool picnic Stuffed animal toys in all shapes and sizes are off to preschool this week when the children from Hannah n Henry Preschool get to bring a special friend to class. Hannah n Henry Preschool teacher and picnic organiser Danielle Rice said the children could bring a toy or a special person to preschool on Friday. At morning mat time the children would introduce them to the rest of the class. It would be followed by a shared morning tea with parents, family and caregivers able to attend.

Officers assaulted Three Otago Correction Facility officers were assaulted by an inmate on Tuesday. Prison manager Jack Harrison confirmed an officer was taken to Dunedin Hospital for assessment following the early morning incident at the Milburn prison. No weapon was involved, Mr Harrison said. The Otago Daily Times understands the officer was knocked out during the altercation. A Corrections Department spokesman said the guard went home from hospital on Tuesday and was off work recovering. - APNZ

Rotorua death Police have released images of the clothing worn by a man found dead in Linton Park reserve, Rotorua, in an effort to identify him. The man was found on Monday morning, and his death is not believed to be suspicious. Police said the man was most likely Polynesian, but possibly Maori. His age is estimated as in his 20s, but police are not ruling out that he may be older or younger. - APNZ

Couple in court The alleged owners of four dogs that savaged a 7-year-old girl in Murupara have reappeared in court. Charlotte Boyt, 31, and Gareth Clive Boyt, 35, were jointly charged under Section 58 of the Dog Control Act with owning four dogs that caused serious injury. They appeared before a registrar in Rotorua District Court yesterday and were remanded at large without plea until May 21. Sakurako Uehara was mauled by the Staffordshire bull terrier-cross dogs on March 3. - APNZ


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Collins confirms health scare

The health gap between Maori and non-Maori will hopefully reduce when all tobacco products have plain packaging, according to a submission to a parliamentary committee yesterday. Maori smoking rates were five times that of non-Maori, and the loss of whanau members prematurely from tobacco-related illness was a loss to Maoridom, said Zoe Martin-Hawke from Maori tobacco control leadership group Te Ara Ha Ora. Ms Martin-Hawke’s was one of several submissions both for and against the Smokefree Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill, heard before the Health Select Committee in Auckland yesterday. Tobacco use among Maori was one of the key health inequalities between Maori and non-Maori, Ms Martin-Hawke said. - APNZ

Judith Collins has confirmed she has suffered a health scare but says she has had encouraging results from recent medical tests. Friends of the tough talking Justice Minister, who has been under pressure for weeks over conflict of interest claims, told a gossip columnist this week she had been suffering from “a private health scare”. Yesterday as she headed into Parliament for the last time before taking leave ordered by Prime Minister John Key, Ms Collins told reporters: “I have actually had a bit of health scare over the last month but I’ve had some results back and they’re very good. I’m going to get a few more tests done but I’m actually feeling very

good about it now.” Asked whether the pressure of recent weeks, which she says was a factor in her attack on TVNZ political reporter Katie Bradford, had taken its toll on her health she said: “‘I don’t know that that’s got anything to do with it”. After failing to land a knockout blow on Ms Collins on Tuesday over their claims she intervened with a Chinese official on behalf of Oravida, a company her husband works for, the Opposition turned their guns on Mr Key yesterday. Responding to an attack from Labour Leader David Cunliffe, Mr Key said Ms Collins “enjoys my full confidence”. - APNZ

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Milk part of the school day

Caregivers found not guilty

By Sue NewmaN

It might not be everyone’s drink of choice, but for hundreds of school children across the Ashburton District, drinking milk has become part of their school day routine. As Fonterra celebrates completing the roll out of its Milk for Schools programme, students from 18 schools around the district are celebrating too. Just three of the district’s schools have opted not to take part. The district’s schools are among the 1450 schools nationwide who have joined the programme over the past 12 months. In that time more than 14 million Anchor milk packs, equal to three million litres of milk, have been delivered to schools around New Zealand. This has seen 170,000 Kiwi kids and their families, 10,500 Fonterra farmers, and 74 Anchor milkmen, become part of the nutrition boosting programme. Nationally, 70 per cent of the country’s primary schools have signed up for the programme, Fonterra’s Operations Manager for In-School Programmes, Louise Aitken said. “This has been a real community effort and we want to thank everyone for their support. All of the Kiwi kids, school monitors, milkmen and staff have made Fonterra Milk for Schools possible. Our farm-

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Longbeach School pupils (second from left) Laura Walsh, 7, Catelyn Henderson, 7, and Jayden Flett, 8, enjoying milk provided under Fonterra’s Milk for Schools programme. Photo Donna Wylie 070813-DW-076

ers, milkmen and staff are really enjoying being involved in our communities in this special way, every day.” One of the first schools to sign up as part of the pilot was Maungaturoto Primary School in Northland and principal Shane Campbell says two years

on the kids are still lining up to slurp back their chilled milk packs. “It’s now just part of our daily routine. We are really happy with how the programme is going and so are our children.” A survey recently conducted found 98.5 per cent of schools

participating in Fonterra Milk for Schools were satisfied with the programme. New schools can sign up for the programme and the Fonterra Milk for Schools’ team will continue to help them get started and support them on an ongoing basis.


Rebuild costs miss the mark by $534 million By Kurt Bayer The two officials largely responsible for Christchurch City Council’s three-year plan underestimating post-earthquake rebuild costs by $534 million have since left the council - one with a six-figure payout. Former council chief executive Tony Marryatt and his right-hand man, ex-general manager corporate services Paul Anderson, were yesterday identified as the main architects of the plan. The independent review into the council’s books, released yesterday, also warned the financial black hole will “most likely be much higher” after some council assets were underinsured or mistakenly not insured at all. Australian financial consult-

ants KordaMentha said the council’s insurance return will “very likely” be less than the $1 billion estimated in the threeyear plan. That plan was “mainly put together” by Marryatt and Anderson, the report said. Marryatt’s controversial sixyear term ended in November with a confidential $400,000plus resignation package, while Anderson resigned last May. Their departures meant council officials, and auditors, were left in the dark as to how the estimated rebuild costs were calculated, the report said. KordaMentha said the resulting “lack of understanding represented a big financial risk” for the local authority. No one person at the council was able to provide the information, which suggested no

one had a detailed understanding of the cost estimates, the report said. “This lack of understanding was no doubt not assisted by the CEO and GM Corporate Services no longer being with CCC.” But Marryatt last night refuted that, and said KordaMentha only met with him once, and never came back to him. “I could take anyone through the financial assumptions, around business as usual, infrastructure and community assets, in five minutes . . . and so could probably half the current council.” Marryatt said the estimated shortfall of $534m was close to what was being discussed with government during the costsharing deal. “Back then, in my mind, there

was a possibility of a $400m shortfall - now what are we talking about, $534m? When you’re talking a total cost of $6b, it’s not great numbers,” he said. “The previous council was well aware of those figures, well aware of the risks and assumptions made, and they had contingency plans if insurance wasn’t what was budgeted and if the infrastructure rebuild costs were greater than budgeted.” Mayor Lianne Dalziel vowed to bring in independent auditors to get a true picture of the council’s finances immediately after winning the mayoral race in October. When interim findings were released in December, Ms Dalziel said it confirmed “some of the worst fears we had as an incoming council”. - APNZ

Two former Auckland Child, Youth and Family caregivers found not guilty of assaulting boys in their care will not be allowed to foster more children. Wellsford couple Andrew John Hemara, 55, and JennyLee Hemara, 51, were yesterday acquitted of charges relating to boys between 6 and 14, but CYF said their caregiver status had been revoked. “While they were found not guilty of criminal charges in court, our own investigations into abuse were substantiated,” CYF Auckland regional director Sharon Thom said. “The use of physical force as a means of disciplining is completely unacceptable and contrary to our policy regardless of how difficult and complex children’s behaviour can be. The Hemaras knew this.” Ms Thom said the situation was disappointing and CYF’s focus was now on making sure the children were OK after a tough few weeks. The couple’s lawyer Belinda Sellars said she was not surprised at Ms Thom’s comments, but said the CYF investigation’s findings were based solely on believing what the boys said. “In terms of substantiation there certainly was no independent evidence that I was aware of and the thing that really sticks out in this case is with what the boys said happened, one could reasonably expect to have some sort of injury.” But they had none, she said. During the Hemara’s twoweek trial in the Auckland District Court, Miss Sellars said the boys at the centre of most of the allegations had recanted some of their more serious claims, including that their teeth were brushed with a wire brush and that they were made to run until they vomited. Yesterday the jury of eight woman and four men took about two hours to find Mr Hemara not guilty on one charge of cruelty to a child and eight charges of assault, while his wife was acquitted of four assault charges and one count of cruelty. In court, Judge Russell Collins told the jury it was not in dispute that the two boys at the centre of most allegations could be difficult, and one in particular was responsible for some “really bad behaviour”. - APNZ

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Thursday, May 8, 2014


What will the bonus attract? Coen Lammers EDITOR


etting a $3000 bonus to move to a job in Ashburton or Christchurch may be too good to resist. The announcement by the National Government to offer 1000 beneficiaries the chance to move to Canterbury is an interesting idea but many locals will wonder what the bonus will attract. Canterbury needs thousands of workers to fill the vacancies created by our booming economy, but if beneficiaries from Auckland, Gisborne and Wellington will be able to fill the right gaps remains to be seen. Many of the opportunities in Christchurch and surrounding districts are in the construction industry but most interested beneficiaries will be lacking the necessary skills. The proposed scheme requires the applicants to have a job lined up in Canterbury for a minimum of 30 hours a week and for at least three months. Despite the low unemployment rate in Canterbury, those requirements may turn out to be harder than they look. Outside the construction sector, the dairy industry in Mid Canterbury may also offer opportunities, but it seems unlikely that many long-term beneficiaries from the North Island would consider the milking sheds. Still, many others from the cities up north have already made this leap of faith to create better opportunities for their families. Staying in impoverished urban areas is often a self-fulfilling cycle of poverty, benefit dependency and all associated problems. Some will feel stuck and will not have the cash to make the big move out of the city and the $3000 grant may just be the impetus they need to get their act in to gear. Whether too many will end up in Ashburton and surrounding areas remains to be seen. Some cynics will question whether these beneficiaries will take the money but won’t be able to stick with a job and end up on the dole in Canterbury. That may be the case for some, but most individuals packing up their family to move across the country for a job, are likely to be motivated to succeed.

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I’d much rather live that life I dreamed of than live in a reality that pulls me down as soon as the sun sets. There’s nothing that I love more than seeing the spark in someone’s eyes, the passion shines through. That small idea we have stored in the back of our minds doesn’t expire. It’s a life we think of desperately hoping to achieve; sometimes we give up, but it’s never too late. To live a life fulfilled that has an aspect of happiness. But just because you don’t achieve ultimate greatness like some fortunate people in the

world, just because you don’t have an empire you built from the ground up, doesn’t mean you are any less successful. You must live the life you wish, it doesn’t have to have a massive corporation attached to it. We’re at a point in our lives where we have the opportunity to follow any path. It’s a beautiful aspect of life that brings out the best in people and sometimes the worst, but it’s a challenge. However life has its ups and downs and will have turns that will tip you around. Sometimes, just sometimes, you will get what you worked hard for and you will see that everything works out in the end. Ashburton’s Finau Fakapelea is training to be a radio journalist. The views expressed in this column are hers and do not reflect the opinion of the Ashburton Guardian

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Diver dies in ferry search A civilian diver involved in searches for dozens of missing people from the South Korean ferry disaster died yesterday, as other divers helped by better weather and easing ocean currents were picking up efforts to retrieve more bodies from the sunken ship. The Sewol carried 476 people, most of them students from a single high school near Seoul, when it sank off South Korea’s southern coast on April 16. Only 174 survived, including 22 of the 29 crew members. The sinking left more than 260 people dead, with about 40 others still missing. On Tuesday, one civilian diver died at a hospital after becoming unconscious, government task force spokesman Ko Myung-seok said in a statement. He is the first fatality among divers mobilised following the ferry’s sinking, according to the coast guard. The 53-year-old diver was pulled to the surface by fellow divers after losing communication about five minutes after he began underwater searches, Ko said. It was his first search attempt, Ko added. Despite his death, divers are continuing their searches with the authorities believing most of the remaining missing people are in 64 of the ship’s 111 areas. Ko said divers have searched all those 64 areas at least once and plan to revisit them again to look for more victims. Darkness, floating debris

Blast at barracks A fire at the Philippine army’s explosives and ordnance unit Wednesday triggered a large explosion that destroyed a building and injured at least 24 people, mostly soldiers and firefighters, a spokesman said. The cause of the fire inside Fort Bonifacio, the army headquarters in Taguig City in the suburbs of Manila, is being investigated, army spokesman Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato said. Army hospital staff said three soldiers suffered serious burns. Detoyato said most of the injured were hit by debris from the concrete structure after the explosion flattened the building. - AP

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Students put paper ships to pay tribute to the victims and missing passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol. Photo AP

and the maze of corridors and cabins onboard have made the search difficult, and divers entered the last three unopened areas on Tuesday, Ko said. Investigators have also made their first arrests of people who were not on board the Sewol when it sank. The three people arrested on Friday and Sunday are suspected of negligence in their handling of cargo on the vessel, according to prosecutors. In all, 19 people have been arrested in the investigation, 15

of them crew members accused of abandoning passengers. An executive with ties to Chonghaejin, the company that owns the ferry, was detained on suspicion of malpractice related to company finances. Improper stowage and overloading of cargo is suspected as a possible reason the ferry sank. The ferry was carrying an estimated 3608 tons of cargo, more than three times what it could safely carry. A ferry loaded too heavily could lose its balance making even a small turn.

The sinking has caused a national grief. As of Sunday 1.1 million people had paid respects at 131 memorial altars around the nation, according to a governmental funeral support committee set up for the ferry victims. Tuesday was a national holiday in South Korea for Buddha’s Birthday, and more people are expected to visit those mourning stations. Monday was also a holiday for Children’s Day, but various events were cancelled or postponed because of tragedy. - AP

An attorney for the Oklahoma inmate who died after a botched execution last week says he is seeking a second independent autopsy. Attorney David Autry said Tuesday he has requested another autopsy be conducted on Clayton Lockett, whose body was sent to Dallas for an independent autopsy, with results expected in eight to 12 weeks. Lockett writhed on the gurney and moaned during an execution that was halted. He died a short time later. - AAP

Alcohol no excuse The fact that Kieran Loveridge was “very drunk” when he fatally punched Sydney teenager Thomas Kelly does not necessarily mean he should face a harsher sentence, a court has heard. Loveridge was jailed in November for at least four years for the manslaughter of 18-year-old Thomas Kelly in July 2012. Mr Kelly suffered catastrophic head injuries after Loveridge punched him once in an unprovoked attack at Sydney’s red-light district, Kings Cross. His life support was turned off two days later. After community outrage over the sentence, the DPP said it would appeal against the leniency of the decision. - AP

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Castro allowed women to escape Ariel Castro intentionally left doors unlocked at his house in the months before three women escaped after nearly a decade of captivity because he knew the end was near, his former defense attorney said. Castro felt that the young girl he fathered with one of his captives was getting older and needed to be in school with a life outside the house, attorney Craig Weintraub told WKYC in Cleveland. “He didn’t have the courage to go to the police department and surrender, and the only way this was going to happen is if he was negligent and allowed them to leave the house and be able to find a way out while he was gone a few hours,” Weintraub said. Yesterday was the anniversary of the escape from the house by Michelle Knight, Amanda

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On the one-year anniversary of their escape, Cleveland kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry (right) looking on and Georgina DeJesus (centre) speaking, are honoured at the annual National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Hope Awards. AP Photo

Berry and Gina DeJesus, whose breakout and subsequent recounting of the horrors they suffered during their time in captivity drew substantial attention. Castro pleaded guilty

to a long list of charges last August and soon after committed suicide in prison. Weintraub, one of two attorneys who represented Castro, said that Castro decided not to

kill the three women because he had become close to the child he had with Berry. DeJesus, Berry and Knight disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004 in Cleveland. They were rescued from Castro’s run-down house May 6, 2013, after Berry broke through a screen door. Police found DeJesus and Knight upstairs where there were bedrooms outfitted with chains and locks. According to police documents released this week, Berry told authorities after she escaped: “He didn’t lock the door, he always locks the doors. I thought it was a trick but I had to take that chance.” Castro told investigators that he was sexually abused by a man when he was a young boy, the documents said. - AP

US President Barack Obama has described the kidnapping of more than 220 schoolgirls by Islamists in Nigeria as “heartbreaking” and “outrageous” as Washington deployed military experts in the hunt for the children. Obama urged global action against Boko Haram and confirmed on Tuesday Nigerian leaders had accepted an offer to deploy US personnel there, soon after residents said the extremist group had seized eight more girls, aged between 12 and 15, again in the embattled northeast. The first group of girls were taken three weeks ago. - AP

Climate change The White House has called for urgent action to combat climate change, saying in a major report that human-caused warming is already having a serious impact across the US. A four-year study by leading scientists warns of the risks of rising sea levels, droughts, fires and pest outbreaks if the world does not tackle the repercussions of greenhouse gas emissions. “There are things we can do about it, but it’s only going to happen if the American people and people around the world take the challenges seriously.” - AAP


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Baby milk firms in Chinese limbo

Health costs rise People may be paying more for their own medical care in future, and be under pressure to take in their ailing parents, as health costs are set to almost double in the next 50 years, a public health expert says. Professor Tony Blakely, from Otago University’s department of Public Health has published research in the New Zealand Medical Journal on how much public money is spent on healthcare. Health costs spiral in the last years of a person’s life, the research showed. - APNZ

Dotcom pays up Kim Dotcom is offering to pay the salaries of his Internet Party candidates in the run-up to the election. The multi-millionaire internet mogul has posted an advert in newspapers, headlined: Prime Minister Wanted. He outlines what he expects from successful candidates to join his fledging political party. And in some Tweets posted yesterday, the Megaupload founder revealed that his candidates will “earn the salary of an MP immediately”. - APNZ

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Fonterra chairman John Wilson said there was now “downward pressure” on the co-operative’s current $8.65 per kg milk price forecast after continued declines on world markets. His comments in a speech to a DairyNZ conference at Mystery Creek, near Hamilton, followed the sixth straight decline in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, where prices returned to levels of a year ago. “We had a board meeting recently and management reviewed the numbers then, and we saw no reason to shift our $8.65 per kg milk price and $8.75 payout (including dividend) forecast that we have currently, but there is downward pressure,” Wilson told the conference. He noted that some economists have said that latest price action on world markets may slice 20c to 30c off the milkprice forecast. The Fonterra board will meet at the end of this month, where it will review the payout forecast for the current season and issue its forecast for 2014/15. At Tuesday night’s auction, the GDT price index fell 1.1 per cent to US$3950 a tonne

from US$4047 a tonne two weeks ago, the lowest since February 2013. Whole milk powder, the biggest product sold on the auction site by volume and the most important segment for local producers, fell 1.7 per cent to US$3928 a tonne, a 14-month low. Westpac said continued strength in the New Zealand dollar had led the bank to reduce its forecast for the current season from a milk price of $8.65 to $8.50. The bank is sticking with its $7.10 a kg forecast for the 2014/15 season. Wilson said the decline in prices was “not unexpected” given the increase in northern hemisphere production. Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler told the conference the dairy sector faced a prosperous outlook, but that even the most dynamic of enterprises could lose competitiveness and suffer losses in market share. “On the external front these include the oscillations in global dairy prices, increasing competition from other international suppliers, the risk of slower growth in China, and the need to continue diversifying our export markets, including positioning for longer term opportunities.” - APNZ


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Pressure on Fonterra milk price forecast By Jamie Gray

New Zealand Infant Formula Exporters Association chairman Michael Barnett said infant formula exporters would end up with product stuck at the Chinese border - like Kiwi meat exports were last year - as a result of the change. Knox said the authorities in China were willing to help nonregistered manufacturers that ended up with product stuck at the Chinese border. - APNZ


New Zealand Post will end its $200,000-plus sponsorship of the national book award at the end of this year, but will continue to support literacy programmes. The state-owned enterprise, which has been grappling to return its ailing mail business to profit, will give up the naming rights to the book awards at the end of 2014, after sponsoring the adult awards for the last four years, and the children’s book prizes since 1996. Backing for literacy programmes, such as those run by the Howard League and Books in Homes will continue. - APNZ

were well prepared because they had sufficient stocks of product manufactured before May 1 - as well as stock held in China - to cover the period until it becomes registered after the completion of a new canning line at its Dunsandel plant next month. It appears that Synlait, which did not return calls yesterday, may now be relying solely on product already in the Chinese market.


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has potentially significant impact for the manufacturers and brand owners who are not currently registered on the CNCA list,” Knox said. “That was a very disappointing piece of news and was out of the blue.” Canterbury-based Synlait and Auckland’s New Image are among the manufacturers not yet registered for export. Synlait said last week that the company and its customers


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Synlait’s Dunsandel factory.


The fate of many New Zealand infant formula brands remains up in the air - a week after strict new Chinese import regulations came into force. The Ministry for Primary Industries’ director of market assurance, Tim Knox, told exporters that China’s Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) was yet to make any decisions about the registration of individual brands. Under the rules that kicked in on May 1, companies selling infant formula in the world’s second-biggest economy must register with the Chinese Government. So far, six of New Zealand’s 13 baby milk manufacturers have managed to achieve registration, however all individual brands also need to be registered. The Government has indicat-

ed that some small-scale brand owners that do not operate factories - but instead have their products produced at contract manufacturing facilities - will have a tough time getting registered because they need to demonstrate “close association” with their manufacturers and control of the production process. About 50 companies are understood to be operating roughly 70 brands in this smaller end of the market. Knox told exporters that the Chinese authorities had backtracked on a previous advisory that all infant formula produced before May 1 could enter China, regardless of the manufacturer’s registration status. He said China had issued a notice on Sunday stating that all infant formula imported into the country must be produced by registered manufacturers. “Obviously that is a significant difference of requirement and


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Farmers share their secrets to performance By Michelle NelsoN

When award-winning dairy farmers Mark and Devon Slee opened the gates of their Ealing farm last week, people arrived in droves to see why their environmental performance stands out. The couple were this year’s winners of the supreme award in the 2014 Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards. They also took home the LIC Dairy Farm Award, the PGG Wrightson Land and Life Award and the WaterForce Integrated Management Award. Their business, Melrose Dairy Limited, began on the family farm, a 365ha sheep farm, which Mark’s parents Syd and Morrell converted in 1987. Mark and Devon took over managing the operation in 1991. With the purchase of two neighbouring farms, the busi-

We have been flying under the radar for 20 years and were reluctant to open ourselves up for criticism

ness now incorporates 1014ha, milking 2600 cows across three dairy units, and producing 1834kg milksolids per hectare last year. Mark said the decision to enter the competition was not an easy one. “We have been flying under the radar for 20 years and were reluctant to open ourselves up for criticism,” he said. And preparing for the judging panel had also been challenging, in terms of wind storms in September – which took out about 100 trees, the Fonterra biosecurity scare last

year, and more recently 200mm of rain. When the first dairy herd arrived on the property it was irrigated by border dykes on a 28-day cycle. “By Christmas time we were feeding out silage,” Mark said. “Even though we had irrigation, it was not using water efficiently.” In 2001 the Slees were early pioneers in installing centre pivot irrigators. Today the operation is 400 per cent more efficient than the border dyke system was. But the arrival of centre pivot machines meant the removal

A field day at Mark and Devon Slee’s farm attracted a large crowd. Photo Michelle NelsoN 070514-MN-01

of a lot of mature exotic trees. These have been replaced by extensive plantings of native shelterbelts – a project Devon is passionate about. “We’ve always been conscientious about putting back that shelter,” she said. “In 2009 we started planting native shelterbelts.” On the main property of 890ha, 8km of shelterbelts, containing about 10,000 plants have already been established. The Slees will now face off with the other 10 regional finalists for the Gordon Stephenson Trophy. The winner will be announced

at a National Sustainability Showcase in Christchurch on June 26. This year’s judging panel is chaired by Simon Saunders, deputy chair of the NZFE Trust, and includes Jamie Strang, BFEA National Judging Co-ordinator, Warwick Catto, Head of Research and Environment, Ballance AgriNutrients, and Paul Lamont, Regional Manager, Rabobank. Newcomers Charmaine O’Shea and Bruce Wills have joined the panel this year. To find out more about the Slees’ farming operation check out our next edition of Dairy Focus, due out on May 20.


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MPI called in to oversee transfer of database By Michelle NelsoN

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced consultation on the future direction of the dairy herd improvement industry. The dairy industry is preparing for the transfer of the Dairy Core database from Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) to DairyNZ. “The government’s main objective is to ensure New Zealand’s dairy industry can benefit from genetic gain in the national dairy herd. “This objective supports the national breeding objective to identify animals whose progeny will be the most efficient converters of feed into farmer profit,” acting director Marianne Lukkien said. “We need to ensure the Dairy Core database is fit for purpose, services are accessible at competitive prices and above all farmers’ interests are protect-

ed.” LIC has asked the MPI to consider removing the legislative requirements imposed that will be unaffected by the transfer. These requirements relate to herd testing provision and pricing, and LIC’s corporate form and constitutional change. “We recognise there is a need to ensure regulation is fit for purpose for the future direction of the industry,” Ms Lukkien said. “This is an opportunity for LIC, farmers and other stakeholders to identify issues relating to these requirements on LIC.” This process will help Government decide whether it is appropriate to continue to regulate LIC after the transfer of the Dairy Core database to DairyNZ. Consultation closes on 5pm Friday, May 23. Further information can be found on the Ministry for Primary Industries website:


Lamb yarding sells firmly Mark Slee discusses pastures and supplementing with sugar beet. Photo Michelle NelsoN 070514-MN-07


A medium-sized yarding of smaller lambs sold firmly at the Tinwald sheep sale this week. The heavier woolly prime lambs fetched $120-$129, me-

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4000 Thirteen members gathered in the Sen10-Feb 07-Apr 05-May iors Centre on10-Mar 3rd April with Janice Allen presiding. There were eight apologies. Motto: “A true friend never gets in the way unless you are heading down”. Audrey Copland gave a comprehensive report on the recent Federation AGM, where we received second place for our programme. Janice gained 1st place for a single bloom and a 6 x 4 photo, and Judy Vaughan was 1st for a decorated box. Thanks were expressed to the members who had recently supplied posy bowls, and those on tea duty at the AGM. Member Anne Adams gave a short insight into their experiences in the February earthquake in Christchurch. Anne was nearly on the No. 3 bus which had fatalities. For weeks they stayed in their clothes and had bags packed, eventually deciding to re-locate to Ashburton. After a quick cuppa members visited the Cancer Society rooms in Mona Square. Two of their 70 volunteers spoke to us and showed a short electronic presentation on the local Relay for Life. A large box of home baking was donated to this very worthy cause.





Greetings. April: gone already! It will be mid-winter before we blink! On the 17th April, Women’s Institute joined with Rural Women at the Ashburton Domain for the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) event: “Walk the World”: most welcome was a brief break in the wet weather. This month has seen our Executive visit all sister federation’s AGMs. Plans are under way for a trip to Waimate for the South Island Drama Final on the 9th May,DAIRY and FridayPRICES 18th July has been chosen for our Cup Day and Quizco at the 6500 Senior Centre. Cheddar Our National Conference is taking 6000 place in Wellington from 16th to 18th June. Eight delegates and four visitors 5500 from Mid Canterbury will be attending this. 5000 Butter Here is a recipe which goes a long way, 4500 and is a favourite of my grandchildren.

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Seven members attended our April meeting at Barbara’s home at Fairton. President, Veronica Clark opened the meeting, thanking Barbara for opening her home and also presenting her with a card and flowers as she and Graham had celebrated their Golden We3dding the previous weekend. Minutes of the pre-

vious meeting were read and confirmed, the Bank Balance given, and letters read from National Executive, and ”Home and Country”; these very well discussed. Remits for Conference were all read and discussed, all ready for Val Farr, our Delegate to take. Veronica gave a full report on the AGM at which four members attended, Fairton being thanked for doing the raffle. After a cuppa and a good chat, a pleasant meeting came to a close.


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ombining the agility, affordability and fuel efficiency of a compact car with the versatility and spaciousness of an SUV, the allnew Ford EcoSport has arrived. With a high driving position, superior fuel economy, easy manoeuvrability, 5 Star ANCAP safety rating and smart features, Ford say the well-rounded EcoSport is the right vehicle for both city streets and rural roads. It has a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine delivering 82 kW and peak torque of 142 Nm, mated to a six-speed auto and the given fuel consumption is 6.5L/100km. Inside there’s soft-touch fabrics, blue dash illumination and and seats are designed to be soft enough for comfort but firm enough for longer journeys. With a 200mm ground clearance there’ll be no worries about driving over speed bumps and potholes. RRPs - for the EcoSport Trend is $29,990 and the Titanium $32,990.

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t’s 11 years since Possum Bourne died further up the road from where this new WRX sits in the photo. And 21 years since the first new WRXs arrived in NZ. The price then - $49,990, which is pretty much the same as the 2014 models are! Possum won seven consecutive Australian Rally Championships and the Asia Pacific title in WRXs. He likely most enjoyed using an WRX as the family vehicle. So would no doubt be really impressed with this latest model. Which is now much more refined, and while its looks distance itself from any possible “boy racer” past, it certainly has, as Subaru says, not lost its “best bang for buck” tag. While there’s definitely a more refined, mainstream look about it, of course there’s still the obvious bonnet air-scoop, a sports body kit with rear diffuser plus a neat boot spoiler and quad exhausts. Despite these less aggressive looks, it’s still clearly a WRX, and was definitely noticed/ commented on in the Wanaka Warbirds carpark. The direct injection, two litre “Boxer” turbo, developed from the BRZ/86 engine, is smooth, responsive and refined. While the previous model was 2.5 litres, this new engine has marginally more power with 197 kW and with 350 Nm of torque, the latter all on tap from 24005200rpm, so there’s plenty of mid-range thrust. 0-100kmh happens in 6.3 seconds. Some drivers may think the exhaust sound is now much too civilised, but I reckon it’s just

fine. Plus it is now definitely more economical, Subaru says 8.6L/100km overall. Which realistically, proved easy to better for over a non-stop drive from Wanaka to home, 7.4L/100km was recorded. CO2 emissions are also considerably reduced. Clearly the eight steps of the “Lineartronic” CVT are very well matched to the engine’s torquecurve. This CVT has both manual over-ride and paddles. When left to do its own thing is more efficient than the six speed manual option with its quoted 9.2l/100km overall. Also there’s plenty of power at immediate call, and so much grip for quick point-to-point driving without even having to select either of the SI buttons for maximum power. Inside there’s both space and quality. Although there’s soft-touch materials and furnishings, the sculpted, height and reach adjustable leather wheel, alloy pedals and supportive, comfortable front bucket seats (great over all my non-stop trip) ensure there’s a suitably sporty, WRX cabin ambience. There’s climate air-con, cruise control, a trip computer that provides brief vehicle info between speedo and rev-counter plus a neat, centre selectable LCD screen that delivers the full Monty, including turbo boost pressure and what’s happening dynamically. Want sat-nav? Well you’ll need to find another $5000 and go for the Premium model. Which also adds leather

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upholstery, power driver’s seat, sunroof, LED headlights, a Harman Kardon sound system and more. The doors shut with a satisfyingly solid thud, and the back seats are two adult-friendlies for longer trips. As well the boot takes a more than adequate 340 litres, plus the rear seat split/folds. Obviously power gets to the road via Subaru’s always totally reassuring, rally proven, allwheel-drive system. The centre diff differs for the CVT and manual, but the normal front/rear drive distribution of 45/55 is the same and levels of grip delivered, irrespective of the road/weather conditions are totally impressive. Marry this up the equally impressive turn-in of the steering, the compliant suspension, clever stability electronics, means that corners, never mind how tricky or tight are approached and dealt with total poise, control and driver confidence. So accomplished is both this cornering and composed ride, the navigator, who is usually very aware of, and known to comment on the slightest of bends, blithely continued to use her i-Pad through the Lindis! Then it’s just as easy to drive around town. And park, thanks to the reversing camera and good all-round visibility.


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Club news 20 Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Horticultural Society A good number of members turned out to the April meeting, despite a very wet and windy night. Speaker for the evening was Pam Williams who along with her husband has owned Lakeway Nurseries for the past 17 years. The various aspects of working with plants and trees (spraying, propagation and applying fertilisers) were mentioned together with the hard work involved! Pam also spoke of living in different parts of the South Island and the gardens they have had, contrasting their Blenheim garden to those in Gore and Invercargill and made the comment that “Our garden is our personality”. Raffles were won by 1st Dick Bennett, 2nd Pat Tarbotton, Premier Bloom: Shona Thomas – lily. Competition Table Results were: Shona Thomas (9,3,2), Ken McLaren (5,7,3), Pat Tarbotton (3,4,1), John Hoogweg (3,2,1), Rosemary Case (2,0,2), Joy Jaine (1,0,1), Patricia McLaren (0,3,1), Surrey Lamont (0,1,1). Next meeting (final one for this season) will be held on Monday 26 May beginning at 6pm with a pot luck tea.

Ashburton County Lions Members of Ashburton County Lions travelled to Methven recently for their annual combined meeting with Methven Lions. The meeting was led by Presidents Russell Currie and Lilian Wakelin. Methven members celebrated success in the 202J Convention photo competition; in the 202J cake decorating auction at the recent convention; and also with the Mountain Thunder motor-cycle event. Members were told of the club donation to assist the French woman rescued from a dangerous waterway in the area. Help with preparations for Anzac parade was sought and plans finalised for the club sponsored golf tournament in May. Ashburton County members presented an “Ode to Methven Lions” and then proceeded to the club business, mostly relating to upcoming events – grape picking; “It’s in the Bag” accessory sale; sandwich making for Wheels Week swap meet; and “Guess who’s coming to dinner?”. Speaker for the evening was Tom MacDonald of Waiareka Valley Lions Club (Oamaru). Born and educated as a farmer’s son in Scotland, Tom chose the British military for his career. His first deployment was

Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Parachute Regiment, training in Aldershot, England; then he became part of 1st Battalion Infantry serving in Northern Ireland (was in action on ‘Bloody Sunday’); after which he passed the rigorous tests to become a member of British SAS. He was part of a United Nations force in Cypress; and in 1980 was part of an anti-terrorist team involved in the Iranian Embassy attack of that year. In 1984 he returned to the Parachute Regiment, retiring after about 30 years service with the military - an interesting life. A holiday in New Zealand brought a “love affair” with the town of Oamaru which is now his home. Tom was thanked for his address, and was presented a gift in appreciation. Raffles were drawn, and Tail twisting with tail twisters from both clubs working in tandem completed a pleasant evening. President Lilian extended the thanks of members of Ashburton County Lions for the generous hospitality extended them by Methven members.

Ashburton Woodworkers Saturday 2nd May saw six members attended the South Island Fun Day in Christchurch. Lead by Dave Busby and his team of Bryan Ching, David Ford, Frank Luxton, Merv Peck and Wim Melchers. The competition for turners involves turning a bottle, stopper and a tray within a certain time, without measuring devices, pencils or sandpaper. Two turners each turn a bottle, the next two turn a stopper each and the last two a tray each. The judge ruling which pairs bottles, stoppers and tray appear the most alike. The winner receiving the Totally Totara Tina Turner Trophy. Bryan Ching began the challenge turning a bottle which he had ten minutes to complete; he was assisted by his partner David Ford. That completed it was the turn of David Ford to do a replica of the first bottle using ‘the eye’ and from his partner’s assistance. The two bottles finished it became the turn of Frank Luxton and Wim Melchers to turn a stopper each to fit the bottles. Dave Busby and Merv Peck completed their part in turning the trays. All six clubs that accepted the challenge turned an interesting array of items which were put on display. Ashburton Woodworkers were stunned to hear that they had won the sought after Tina Turner trophy. Dave Busby also had success in winning the best individual turned item.

Cavendish Club Drama Circle Convener of the Drama Circle Betty welcomed a large attendance of our Club members for the first time this year. Jean read three humorous readings before she had to leave early. Then Jennifer and Janet did a sketch a young couple on their first night of their marriage. The bride missed her mother she kept wishing mummy was with them. After so long the poor husband bounded out of bed saying he was going to fetch her mother. We all had a good laugh but didn’t see mother. After the sketch Noeline, Jean, Betty and Jean all read humorous readings. Sandra thanked the Drama Circle for a very pleasant afternoon. Afternoon tea was then served. Next Drama afternoon 13th June. Husbands & Friends Cavendish Club members invited husbands and friends to hear guest speaker Maurice Myers tell us of the history and development of the new EA Networks Sports Complex being built in Ashburton. Maurice’s talk was both informative and inspirational of the vast amount of work that has gone into this huge project that will benefit the whole area of Ashburton and beyond. This has come about through the generous sponsorship of companies and donations of the people. Maurice was thanked for his talk by Club President Janet Butterick and an enjoyable afternoon tea was served. Library Circle Members were informed and inspired by our speaker who recently has been the recipient of a double lung transplant. S. spoke of the condition causing his ill health and the limitations this imposed on his life and which led to him being placed on the transplant waiting list. Numerous tests, trips to Auckland for assessments followed until the call came and he was off to Auckland on the Air Ambulance – however the donor organ proved unsuitable, so, huge disappointment home again waiting and preparing. Finally the surgery happened. It took 8 hours and several teams of surgeons

and was followed by 3 days of induced coma. S. woke to a lengthy convalescence and rehabilitation in Auckland and a daily regime of drugs, physiotherapy, exercise, diet, adjustment to respiratory health, and as he said “doing what I’m told”. Our speaker expressed praise and gratitude to all those involved with his treatment and ongoing support. He particularly mentioned the donor family and urged us to discuss with our families the organ donation programme. When thanking the speaker Jennifer also emphasised the value of the organ donor programme to both the recipient and donor family and she too urged us to discuss this with family members as full agreement is essential before organs can be donated. A fun and action packed term one was enjoyed by over 150 girl guides in Mid Canterbury. Biscuit selling, ANZAC parades and thinking day activities where enjoyed by all girls, along with activities in their units. Allenton Pippins, like the other pippin units are excited to be exploring the new pippin programme. They have been learning all about ANZAC day and enjoying visits with the Allenton Brownies. Methven Pippins-New Zealand’s newest pippin unit had an awesome time absailing and water sliding up at Mt Hutt retreat, and have been out exploring Methven and cleaned up rubbish at the Japanese Gardens. Tinwald Pippins have been writing to a Canadian pippin equivalent unit ‘sparks’ and learning about life in Canada. They also visited Terrace View Rest Home, shared small packets of guide biscuits with the residents and sang to them. They also had a visit with the mayor and looked round the mayoral chambers they round the mayoral chain heavy to wear! Tinwald brownies joined them for this, and these girls have also been learning about heritage and brought along things from the ‘olden days’ to talk about. The girls at Te Matapuna Pippins had a pancake tossing race for strove Tuesday and had a walk in the domain looking at autumn colours and fed the ducks. Allenton brownies have also been put and about exploring their environment with coin trails. They have also been experimenting with outdoor cooking, making

lots of yummy food! Methven brownies have been ‘out and about’ enjoying trails around Methven and fishing at the Rakaia gorge where they also made pebble structures. For Te Matapuna brownies the term was about the magic world of books. They invited members of the Ashburton writers group to share books with them, and also learnt about and made recycled paper. Allenton guides have been working on the food whiz badge, and for their biscuit patch joined with the Tinwald guides for a visit and tour of the kitchen at cafe time to learn how biscuits are made. They have also been having fun at overnight camps as a number of older girls complete their camp assessments. The girls at Methven guides have cooked international food on gas cookers and visited Methven house where they had an international quizco with the residents and talked about how life was 50 years ago. They have also been working on the leadership badge, and practicing pitching tents. A SPCA visit to deliver a donation of old towels and pet food was enjoyed by the girls at Tinwald guides who also had a night playing golf with the Tinwald ladies.T e Matapuna guides spent time outdoors trying out athletic activities, bike safety, the maize maze and life saving. They have also been doing their go green badge cleaning up rubbish at Mania-O-Roto park and are propagating native plants to plant in the park. Ashburton rangers finished off their environmental certificate with a visit to the Forest and Bird society meeting, and started the travel interest certificate with a night of international cooking. 5 girls enjoyed a challenging weekend away on the regional lightweight camp/ backpackers training. The girls continue to work on Duke of Edinburgh Hilary Award, with one of them achieving her bronze level. A number of guides from the different units practised and where assessed on their camping and  camp cooking skills at a camp at Orari, while over 50 Pippins, brownies, guides and rangers from Allenton and Methven had an awesome weekend in Mt Somers learning all about the world around them.We always welcome all girls that want to join us for fun and adventure! Check out or call 0800 22 22 92

Bradford 9 Hole Women Drawn Partners- Best Combined Nett No1 Tee 10.15 J Cartwright J Moorren N Costin 10.20 M Sherriff I Ross K Young Starters D Bell I Divers Cards J VanderHeide V Hampton Tee Duty A.M. K Young P.M. P Ellis M Reddcliffe

22-70 Putting ; K Read 25 Nearest the Pins: Aon Insurance No.2; B. Neilson; John Mc Auliffe Bayleys No 11; C. Bryant; Marilyn Cross Property brokers No 5; S King; ANZ Bank No 14 ; T. Kingsbury; Nett Eagle not struck; Ashburton Player of the Day;  K. Read.

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Draws ■■ Basketball Mid Canterbury Under 15 Rep trials this Sunday. Trials will be held at the Oxford St Stadium this Sunday for Mid Canterbury Basketball Under 15 teams to attend JIT in Christchurch. From this tournament players can be selected to play for Canterbury Country at Nationals. Under 15 Boys 3pm – 4.30pm Under 15 Girls 4.30pm – 6pm Please arrive early to sign in and be ready to take the court at the start time above. To be eligible you must not turn 15 in 2014. (eg 14 and under as at 31st Dec 2014) Please note that trials for those eligible for Under 13’s this year will be held at a later date. (Under 13 are all players that are 12 and under as at 31st Dec 2014)

■■ Bowls Ashburton Indoor Bowls Rep Team to play Ellesmere @ Ashburton on May 15: Michael Lawson, Matt Bassett, Matt Markham, Chris Talbot Grant Wilson, Russell Ellis, Graeme Chapman, Cait Bassett Mark Sheard, Ken Mackenzie, Murray Bassett, John Cuthbertson Martin Nordqvist, Rosemary Bennett, Gaylene Smith, Sue Guilford Kevin Smith, Darryn Turner, Gaynor

Hurst, Rowena Mackenzie Alex Crawford, Winston Lee, Keith Mann, Alan Peck

■■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club Midweek Women May 13 Draw Steward: Janice Dunlop Tuesday Starters: J. McKeown and J. McArthur Rnd 2 Tucker Trophy, Rnd 2 Sunmeade Trophy, Rnd 2 H E Cook Trophy No. 1 Tee 9.30 V. Moore, H. Argyle, J. Montgomery 9.36 J. Welch, M. Urquhart, C. Emery 9.42 G. Sloper, R. Bennett, W. Carter 9.48 D. Hinton, L. Small, B. Cameron 9.52 J. Dunlop, J. McKeown, B. Gregory No. 7 Tee 9.48 S. Elliott, H. Ward, E. Porter 9.52 P. Bell, R. Fail, M. Watson No 10 Tee 9.30 B. Turton, H. Robertson, K. Green 9.36 W. Parr, J. Mitchell, G. Lane 9.42 S. Lemon K. Read, A. Hunt 9.48 L. Wackrow, M. Bean, B. Watkins 9.52 H. Hawksby, J. McArthur, H. Trott Nine Hole Men and Women’s Section Thursday 15th May – Rnd 2 Heather Smith Trophy - stableford Nine Hole Convenors – Carol O’Reilly 308 8758 and Wendy Smith 308 9201 Saturday10th May Rnd 2 Tucker Trophy, Rnd 2 Sunmeade Trophy, Rnd 2 H E Cook Trophy - report 8.20 a.m. for 8.45 a.m. start All women players welcome to join weekend ladies Club Captain – Jenny Williams 308 2081

Tinwald Golf Club May 10

Findlay Cup - Stroke Draw for the semi-finals of the Findlay Cup and plate to be played on Saturday May 3rd. Morning players will have a clubhouse draw for an 8am start. Players are asked to report 15 minutes prior to tee off times. Non qualifiers will play a Stroke round. No 1 Tee.12.30, P Hefford, N Rayner, v, B Rouse, N Duncan.12.36, M Beach, D Allan, v, P Boon, C Miller 12.42, B Smith, R Harris, A Pierce, R Bruce. No 10 Tee.12.30, W Eddington, T Clarke, v, L Jackson, L McGee 12.36, C Mapu, M Kamate, v, B Collins, A Moore.12.42, W Smith, G Rennie, A Pawsey, M Fechney.12.48, W Mason, B Shanks, T McAndrew, R Shearer. No 13 Tee 12.30, W Stevenson, S Newman, J VanderHeide, 12.36, E Collins, M Moore, B Kirdy, J Beardsley. No 7 Tee. 12.36, B McFarlane, PMarshall, R Thompson, A Barrie Starters: am B Collins, pm A Marshall, B Smith. Cards: B Collins Tinwald Women May 13 Medal/1st Kirsty Trophy/ 3rd Ailsa Jary /3RD Stones Trophy (B3) 3rd Twlighters No 1 Tee 10am D Lowe P Smith J VanderHeide 10.05 V Hampton M Pawsey D Wellman 10.10 J Bruhns S Durry M Moore 10.15 P McAndrew L McClea JSmith No 7 Tee P Ellis M Reddcliffe S Vucetich 10.05 B Harris D Sharplin V Prendergast No10 Tee 10am T O’Connell B O’Neill P McLaughlan 10.05 M Colville K McAuliffe M Kennedy 10.15 D Bell J Undy S Young I Divers No 13 Tee 10am C Linney P Bell R Kinvig 10.05 B Jackson P Bishop V Cartney

Results ■■ Golf Aorangi South Canterbury Women’s Open Pennants May 5 Zone 1 (Methven): Methven 8 Rakaia 1 4, Geraldine 1 9 Ashburton 1 3, Mayfield 1 9 Tinwald 1 3 Zone 2 (Mayfield) Pleasant Point 1 6 Geraldine 2 6, Rakaia 2 10 Temuka 1 2, Mayfield 2 10 Ashburton 2 2, Tinwald 2 bye Zone 3 (Mayfield): Gleniti 1 7.5 Mayfield 3 4.5, Pleasant Point 2 8 Tinwald 3 4, Temuka 2 6 Rakaia 3 6, Timaru bye Zone 4 (Fairlie) Pleasant Point 3 9.5 Gleniti 2 2.5, North Otago 3 6 Lower Waitaki 1 6, Fairlie 8 North Otago 1 4, Maungati bye Zone 5 (Kurow): Kurow 8 North Otago 2 4, St.Andrews 10 Lower Waitaki 2 2, Waimate 9 Tokarahi 3

Mayfield Men’s Golf May 3 0-15;  K. Read 80-11-69;  S. King  81-9-72 16-36 ; D. Ingold 90-21- 69;  R. Lake 92-

Mayfield Ladies Golf 4th Stableford April 6 Glenys Carr 32c/b, Jan Clucas 32, Juliet McLeod 31,Hastings McLeod Property Brokers 2nd shot 2 & 11 0-29 Jan Clucas,30-40 Val Fleming,ALT nearest pins 5 & 14 not struck.

Tinwald Women’s Golf Stroke Round May 6 J Smith nett 74 P Smith nett 77 D Sharplin nett 78 c/b D Bell nett 78 T O’Connell nett 80 M Bennett nett 81 c/b Nearest Pin No 6 Stables Restaurant J Smith No2 2nd Shot Dairy Business Centre J Smith No 12 Mac and Maggie M Kennedy No16 2nd Shot Outdoor Adventure B Cochrane 9Hole Competition 1st M Sherriff nett 40 J Moorren 47

Volleyball Robbies Bar & Bistro Volleyball May 5 Social Quads v Panic Slowly 0-3, S & Giggles v Misfits 3-0, 4 Play (the Chokers) v Wonders 3-0, Serves You Right v Clirco 0-3, USO v Team Havoc 3-0, Atomics v Set Play 0-3. Player of the night goes to Claire from Atomics.


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Thursday, May 8, 2014

M10 Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway

Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club’s meeting at Addington Raceway on May 8. NZ Meeting number: 10. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12. 1 4.35pm (NZT) SUPER PETS SPRINT C4, 295m 1 24174 Blue Gale Rise 17.28 ....................... B Dann 2 83616 Motley Man 17.32 .............................J Dunn 3 4F562 Damarjo 17.09 H & .............................Taylor 4 51884 Mildred Lillian 17.35 ..........................M Flipp 5 65664 Take No Prisoner 17.17 .................G Cleeve 6 8x586 More Better 16.99 W &...................... Nissen 7 46452 Not A Know 17.22 ........................A Waretini 8 58874 Homebush Edith 17.21 .............J McInerney 9 87577 Bellwave 17.20 ...........................D Stapleton 10 47688 Emily Patrick 17.55 ....................D Stapleton 2 4.55pm (NZT) CLARKSON SIGN STUDIO DASH C3, 295m 1 474x8 Know Fault 17.24 ...........................G Cleeve 2 86432 Mer De Noms 17.32 ..................R Blackburn 3 47214 Cawbourne Pilfer 17.38 W & ............. Nissen 4 87438 My Foolish Heart 17.52 H & ................Taylor 5 11188 Another Groom 17.49 ...............J McInerney 6 84276 Lynny Southcombe 17.29 .........J McInerney 7 14231 Maker’s Label 17.54 H & .....................Taylor 8 24766 Fantastic Four nwtd ......................... M Grant 9 41777 Marmalade Skies 17.43 ....................J Dunn 10 76858 Georgie Wong 17.16 ......................... J Rush 3 5.12pm (NZT) THURSDAY PLACE PICK SPRINT C5, 295m 1 64174 Cawbourne Dasher 17.19 W & ......... Nissen 2 21422 Keramus 17.09 ...............................G Cleeve


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51442 Drysdale 17.17 ....................................A Lee F1112 Tepirita Charger 17.10 ......................J Dunn 14152 Adroit 17.18...................................R Adcock 22117 Homebush Chopper 17.31 ........J McInerney 63743 Two Ways 17.30 S & .......................B Evans 54631 Butterbean 17.29 M & .....................P Binnie 22748 Stolen Money 17.22 .......................G Cleeve 83858 Ketut 17.46 ...................................C Roberts 4 5.30pm CHRISTCHURCH CASINO STAKES C3, 520m 1 48152 Even Seven 30.46 W & ..................... Nissen 2 64653 Starburst Terry nwtd ........................ M Grant 3 165x8 False Notion 30.46 J & ....................D Fahey 4 11531 Cawbourne Floyd nwtd ................... M Grant 5 73364 Air Flow 30.75 ........................... M Robinson 6 76326 Rambunctious 30.63 .................A Bradshaw 7 67548 Gee Cee Bee 30.43 ...................H Anderton 8 43857 Homebush Iris 30.66 .................J McInerney 9 56677 Opawa Natty 30.85 L & ...................... Wales 5 5.55pm (NZT) SHIRLEY VET CINIC SPRINT C3, 295m 1 22234 Jack’s A Jewel 17.35 ....................C Roberts 2 54478 Campaigner 17.15 H & .......................Taylor 3 64265 Cawbourne Chief 17.39 .................. M Grant 4 37121 Cec Divine 17.49............................G Cleeve 5 13545 Cawbourne Plunge 17.71 .........J McInerney 6 17777 Opawa Rufus 17.34 S &..................B Evans 7 14223 Botany Jessie 17.50..................J McInerney 8 62115 Another Another nwtd ...............J McInerney 9 53765 Gorilla On Drums 17.31 ...................A Joyce 10 67666 Will Excite 17.36 .......................... L Waretini 6 6.25pm (NZT) CAROL’S TAB DASH C4, 295m

1 845x2 Mary Marlow 17.17 ......................... M Grant 2 4x875 Know Trust 17.23 ...........................G Cleeve 3 55353 Botany Prancer 17.20 ...............J McInerney 4 56557 Swip And Tear 17.28 H & ....................Taylor 5 66743 Wandy Luck 17.44 .........................G Cleeve 6 64445 Oscar Tuivasa 17.23........................L Philips 7 35876 Star Dreamer 17.34 C & .................... Fagan 8 48621 Explodable 17.27 ..............................M Flipp 9 87577 Bellwave 17.20 ...........................D Stapleton 10 77868 Homebush Churro 17.29...........J McInerney 7 6.48pm KOLORFUL KANVAS SRAKES C5, 520m 1 36636 Opawa Rapid 30.54 L & ..................... Wales 2 24318 Cawbourne Merc 30.43................... M Grant 3 87211 Cracking Chain 30.43 J & ...............D Fahey 4 52321 Wild Grove 30.41 .........................C Roberts 5 33363 Harlem Haka 30.51 ...................J McInerney 6 34633 No Undies Sundy 30.39 ............J McInerney 7 66216 Botany Kevin 30.56 ...................J McInerney 8 42171 Opawa No Ear 30.18 L & ................... Wales 9 71455 Popstar Rocket 30.37 ........................M Flipp 10 14835 What I Like 30.59 ......................J McInerney 8 7.13pm I PAVE CONCRETE DASH C5, 295m 1 41653 Jumpin’ Julia 17.30....................J McInerney 2 71567 Noble Fantasy 17.30 S & ................B Evans 3 14427 Mr. Whippy 17.17 W & ....................... Nissen 4 12F61 Sophie’s Terra 17.10 C & ................... Fagan 5 44331 Dillmanstown 17.36...........................J Dunn 6 55332 Sting Me 17.12 ................................ M Grant 7 52364 Life’s A Laugh 17.17..................R Blackburn 8 24613 Know Pride 17.26...........................G Cleeve 9 88834 Opulent 17.46 ...............................R Adcock 10 75358 Excuse Please 17.35 .................. J McMillan 9 7.38pm DAVID EMERSON CONSULTANCY

SPRINT C5, 295m 1 61753 Iona Haka 17.44........................J McInerney 2 11477 Opawa Legs 17.42 .....................D Stapleton 3 76231 Zebidiah 17.02 ..........................A Bradshaw 4 37247 Billy West 17.18 .....................M K Dempsey 5 11316 Terra Annie 17.22............................. B Dann 6 15736 Angelic Star 17.33.............................J Dunn 7 22251 Hetfield 17.36 ...............................C Roberts 8 33414 Know Lies 17.37 ............................G Cleeve 9 22748 Stolen Money 17.22 .......................G Cleeve 10 67377 Bugsy Bangles 17.16 .......................S Stone 10 8.02pm FLAIR STAKES C4, 520m 1 52623 Game Girl 30.58............................R Adcock 2 56321 Deanne’s Fantasy 30.42 J & ...........D Fahey 3 15447 Cawbourne Philip 30.34 ............J McInerney 4 25461 Take A Trick 30.62 .............................M Flipp 5 7x545 Indi’s Grace 30.20 ........................... M Grant 6 11616 Opawa Andrea 30.53 L & ................... Wales 7 52145 Opawa Bomb 30.67 L & ..................... Wales 8 21536 Laudable 30.32 .............................R Adcock 9 61887 Opawa Style 30.55 L & ...................... Wales 10 61746 Opawa Jed 30.06 L &......................... Wales 11 8.28pm CTV DASH C5, 295m 1 73562 Rusty Knife 17.26 W & ...................... Nissen 2 31327 Quedrago 17.28 C & .......................... Fagan 3 14111 Angel Noir 17.39 .............................. B Dann 4 45114 Pearl’s Boy 17.19 ...........................G Cleeve 5 31125 Smash Rumour 17.26 ..................... M Grant 6 32176 Trans Tasman 17.23 ..................R Blackburn 7 32134 Another Jewel 17.27 .................J McInerney 8 12265 Roqette 17.10 ..............................C Roberts 9 88834 Opulent 17.46 ...............................R Adcock 10 13867 Know Jealousy 17.29 .....................G Cleeve

12 8.55pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C4, 295m

+claimers discrhcp pace, stand, 2200m 1 90038 Mister Dann (1) fr ..........................Z Butcher 2 09687 Caesar’s Flame (U1) fr ...............P Ferguson 3 77476 JD’s Dream (1) 10 ........................J Moka (J) 4 59348 Styx It To Em (2) 10.................. M McKendry 5 75136 Hunua Honey (3) 10 ..........................L Hollis 6 59325 Westburn Courage (U1) 10 ..... B Butcher (J) 7 32501 Steel The Light (U2) 10 ................ B Mangos 8 15286 Gold Elite (1) 20 ............................S Lawson 9 55539 Carlos (1) 30 ........................ D Ferguson (J) 10 14820 Mullingar Mac (U1) 30........ J MacKinnon (J) 9 9.30pm PARK N RIDE HARNESS JEWELS MOBILE PACE $5500, 4yo+ c1, c2 with cond. mob. pace, mobile, 2700m 1 86289 Russian Alsu (1) fr .............. S Abernethy (J) 2 13356 Ineedanorvic (2) fr .......................A Donnelly 3 96392 Kleen N Shine (3) fr ...........M Blakemore (J) 4 90455 Lucky John (4) fr ...........................P Butcher 5 53273 Vote For Me (5) fr .......................P Ferguson 6 21000 Gone N Bort It (6) fr ....................J Stormont 7 42522 Beta B Quick (7) fr .................... J Abernethy 8 06829 Mach Cullen (8) fr .........................Z Butcher 9 P7840 Kate Caterina (21) fr ......................S Phelan 10 78527 Houhora Dream (22) fr ..................T Mitchell 11 10760 Jack Bates (23) fr ..........................N Chilcott 12 05925 Alta Tallyho (24) fr .................... M McKendry 13 50045 Waipipi Falcon fr........................... Scratched 14 456x0 Lofty Brogden (25) fr ....................R Downey 15 90954 Chequeme Rosie (26) fr........ A Poutama (J) Emergencies: Kate Caterina, Jack Bates 10 9.55pm DUNSTAN FEEDS FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE $5500, 2yo+ f&m c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 79x6P Art Angel (1) fr ............................. B Mangos 2 Giuliana Rancic (2) fr .....................J I Dickie 3 34328 Sheza Bright Star fr...................... Scratched

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61765 Elki 17.31 .....................................C Roberts 87635 Blonde Tori 17.47 ......................A Bradshaw 88451 Sprinkles 17.33 .........................J McInerney 27878 Know Favours 17.37 ......................G Cleeve 55786 Bit Piccadilly 17.30 H & .......................Taylor 55434 Bad Week 17.33........................J McInerney 84557 Batiatus 17.34 ...........................R Blackburn 74423 Cawbourne Jelly 17.19 W & .............. Nissen 87577 Bellwave 17.20 ...........................D Stapleton 8x878 Wandy Jewel 17.39 .....................D Kingston

Selections Race 1: Damarjo, Motley Man, More Better, Blue Gale Rise, Not A Know Race 2: Mer De Noms, Know Fault, Cawbourne Pilfer, Another Groom, Maker’s Label Race 3: Keramus, Drysdale, Cawbourne Dasher, Tepirita Charger, Homebush Chopper Race 4: Even Seven, False Notion, Cawbourne Floyd, Gee Cee Bee, Starburst Terry Race 5: Cec Divine, Jack’s A Jewel, Campaigner, Botany Jessie, Opawa Rufus Race 6: Mary Marlow, Explodable, Oscar Tuivasa, Star Dreamer, Know Trust Race 7: Cracking Chain, Opawa No Ear, No Undies Sundy, Cawbourne Merc, Harlem Haka Race 8: Sophie’s Terra, Sting Me, Dillmanstown, Mr. Whippy, Life’s A Laugh - APNZ

Waikato harness Today at Cambridge Raceway

Harness Racing Waikato Inc’s meeting at Cambridge Raceway on May 8. NZ Meeting number: 5. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10. 1 6.05pm (NZT) SKY CITY HAMILTON AMATEUR DRIVERS MOBILE PACE $5500, 4yo+ c1 to c3 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 24057 Riverboat Sue (1) fr ............. J Kriechbaumer 2 75622 With A Vengeance (2) fr ....................W Rich 3 54700 Naenae Tabman (3) fr ................R Frampton 4 86449 Viewfield Apache (4) fr ....................A Shand 5 03940 Harry The Maori (5) fr ...................... T Vince 6 6970P Howzat (6) fr ................................. K Judson 7 59006 Mach’s Gem (7) fr ..........................S Phillips 8 6309P Mach Cruiser (8) fr .....................M Northcott 9 30481 Take The Hint (21) fr ..........Stephen Butcher 10 76307 V C Dell (22) fr ................................P Scaife 11 69172 Chanelle Bromac (23) fr M O’ ..............Brien 2 6.35pm HARNESS JEWELS GOLF DAY HANDICAP TROT $5500, 3yo+ c0, c1 with cond. spechcp trot, stand, 2200m 1 00098 No Ordinary Sun (1) fr.................J Stormont 2 0997 Lady Romper (2) fr ........................B Hackett 3 203 Montana Easy (3) fr ................ T Macfarlane 4 89 Golden Age (4) fr .......................P Ferguson 5 88x49 Monseigneur (U1) fr .........F Schumacher (J) 6 46784 Equulei (1) 30............................ J Abernethy 7 70360 Celeris (2) 30 ................................T Mitchell 8 76699 Shell Seeker (3) 30 .......................... D Dunn 9 00403 Latent (4) 30..................................Z Butcher 10 74096 Sundon’s Mountain (U1) 30 ..........P Butcher 11 07068 McConway (U2) 30 .......................N Chilcott 3 7.00pm DIAMOND EVENT FASHION JUNIOR DRIVERS MOBILE PACE $6000, 4yo+ mares c1 to c3, c4 with cond. mob. pace jun.d, mobile, 1700m

1 1x2x6 Jovani (1) fr ........................... A Poutama (J) 2 07080 Nicole Vaidisova (2) fr .......... S McMullan (J) 3 099P0 Miss Lara (3) fr ......................... D Branch (J) 4 43153 Elisaveta (4) fr ...................... D Ferguson (J) 5 74028 Real Star (5) fr ................ Shane Butcher (J) 6 0x201 Survivor Hero (6) fr ............ J MacKinnon (J) 7 16430 Mary Anastasia fr ......................... Scratched 8 22632 The Fascinator (7) fr.............. T Cameron (J) 9 88280 On A Promise (21) fr ....................A Veint (J) 10 78680 Pacific Rapture (22) fr ................. S Kane (J) 11 82608 Tactful Lady (23) fr ...........F Schumacher (J) 12 38104 Heart Of Jessie (U1) fr ........ S Abernethy (J) 4 7.25pm FAIRVIEW MOTORS CAMBRIDGE MOBILE TROT $6000, 3yo+ c1 to c2 mob. trot, mobile, 2200m 1 94231 Ton Tine (1) fr ................................S Lawson 2 25054 Consentual (2) fr ....................... J Abernethy 3 63227 Pricilla P (3) fr ......................... B Butcher (J) 4 16654 Phil’s Folly (4) fr..........................P Ferguson 5 40271 Banana Smoothie (5) fr ........ D Ferguson (J) 6 06795 Itsnowornever (6) fr .......................N Chilcott 7 35024 Sapphire Castleton (7) fr ...............P Butcher 8 60918 Sir George Grey (8) fr .................J Stormont 9 59000 St Pierre (21) fr ................................ D Dunn 10 94699 Rompers Monarchy (U1) fr............Z Butcher 5 7.50pm HARNESS JEWELS MERCHANDISE C&G MOBILE PACE $5500, 2yo+ c&g c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 6 Swingin Elsu (1) fr ..........................T Herlihy 2 53547 Travelling Man (2) fr ...................P Ferguson 3 02037 Westburn Elite (3) fr ......................T Mitchell 4 2 Dalton Bromac (4) fr................ B Butcher (J) 5 74 Christian Jaz (5) fr..................... J Abernethy 6 7677 Little Master (6) fr ................. D Ferguson (J) 7 04242 The Merchant Banker (7) fr .........J Stormont 8 Barabbas (8) fr .................F Schumacher (J) 9 9049 Stand Sure (21) fr .........................P Butcher 10 30x0 Bronson’s Son (22) fr ....................S Lawson

11 3387x Rado (23) fr .................................. B Mangos 12 73 Major Classic (24) fr ......................Z Butcher 6 8.15pm GOHARNESS SYNDICATION MOBILE PACE $5500, 2yo+ c1 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 72949 Flyin Louie (1) fr .................... A Poutama (J) 2 x2008 McRoyal (2) fr.......................... T Macfarlane 3 80838 Aphelion (3) fr ...............................N Chilcott 4 98890 Winsome Falcon (4) fr .......... D Ferguson (J) 5 1 Blinding Light (5) fr ........................S Lawson 6 6069x Desire To Fly (6) fr.........................P Butcher 7 P7840 Kate Caterina fr ............................ Scratched 8 27212 Ardee (7) fr .....................................T Herlihy 9 70x70 Graywackee Star fr....................... Scratched 10 06236 Ace Of Delight (21) fr ........... S McMullan (J) 11 10460 Ashley H (22) fr ..........................P Ferguson 12 38578 Imaginary Life (23) fr ................ M McKendry 13 23444 Hot Mach (24) fr ............................Z Butcher 14 40368 Its All On (25) fr .............................T Mitchell 15 00810 Miss Firefly (U1) fr.....................S McCaffrey Emergencies: Winsome Falcon, Kate Caterina 7 8.40pm EMERALD BAR HARNESS JEWELS MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ c2 to c3, c4 & others with cond. mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 91151 Shestherealdeal (1) fr ............... J Abernethy 2 77015 Lyn’s Delight (2) fr .................... M McKendry 3 30481 Take The Hint (3) fr ................. B Butcher (J) 4 09687 Caesar’s Flame fr ......................... Scratched 5 76307 V C Dell (4) fr .................. Shane Butcher (J) 6 68084 Leroy Brogden (5) fr ......................N Chilcott 7 77476 JD’s Dream (6) fr ..........................J Moka (J) 8 0D675 Golden Delight (7) fr ..........Z Butcher 9 21311 No Liability (21) fr .......................P Ferguson 10 42413 Chillysjustastrutter (22) fr ..............P Butcher 11 14101 Shardon’s Pearl (23) fr J MacKinnon (J, ..Cl) 8 9.05pm NOVOTEL TAINUI ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES HCP PACE $7000, 4yo+ c2 & faster

90 God’s Delight (3) fr .....................P Ferguson 77705 Cut The Cards (4) fr ......................N Chilcott x6953 Lady Maria (5) fr...............................A Pyers 0x392 Zoltina (6) fr........................... A Poutama (J) 86 Sweet Lucy Brown (7) fr ................P Butcher 8x052 Live At Speed (21) fr .....................R Holmes 098 Bubbaloobah (22) fr ......................Z Butcher 9x780 Souvenir Glory (23) fr.................. D Marshall 67x75 Scarlett Johansson (24) fr ......... J Abernethy Joanednobettor (25) fr ..................S Lawson

Selections Race 1: Viewfield Apache, Chanelle Bromac, With A Vengeance, Riverboat Sue Race 2: Montana Easy, Shell Seeker, McConway, Monseigneur Race 3: The Fascinator, Jovani, Survivor Hero, Elisaveta Race 4: Ton Tine, Sapphire Castleton, Phil’s Folly, Banana Smoothie Race 5: Dalton Bromac, Major Classic, The Merchant Banker, Christian Jaz Race 6: Ardee, Blinding Light, McRoyal, Aphelion Race 7: Chillysjustastrutter, Lyn’s Delight, Shardon’s Pearl, No Liability Race 8: Gold Elite, Steel The Light, Styx It To Em, Carlos Race 9: Vote For Me, Lucky John, Lofty Brogden, Ineedanorvic Race 10: Giuliana Rancic, Live At Speed, Zoltina, Scarlett Johansson - APNZ

M4 Wanganui gallops Today at Wanganui Raceway

Wanganui Jockey Club’s meeting at Wanganui on May 8. NZ Meeting number: 4. Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 11.45am (NZT) TINA EGAN RACING STABLES OPEN HURDLE 3000 $20,000, RST OPN HDL, 3000m 1 65046 Aintree tdm (8) 67 ........................... I Lupton 2 3135x I’m Isaac m (10) 66 ...................D Miller (a3) 3 5x656 Radinka m (9) 65 ......................... M Mitchell 4 56x95 Maravi h (7) 65 ................................M Gillies 5 324x8 Wee Biskit h (4) 65 ................. M McNelis (3) 6 FPPx7 Wilbur (2) 65 ................................... C Studd 7 8655x Party Horse (5) 65.......................... C Singer 8 590x0 The Last Al (1) 65 ..........................S Phelan 9 058x6 Jack Romanov m (6) 65 ............. T Harris (3) 10 915x3 Flynn tmh (3) 65 ..................... A Forbes (a3) 2 12.20pm KEVIN MYERS STABLES MDN STEEPLES 4100 $10,000, MDN STP, 4100m 1 12x02 McCulley mh (1) 68 .........................M Gillies 2 22Lx8 Mister Deejay mh (5) 68 ......... M McNelis (3) 3 3227x Authentic b (4) 68 ......................D Miller (a3) 4 29Px0 Tim (3) 68................................... T Harris (3) 5 06x99 And Thatz Scotty h (6) 68 ............... C Studd 6 5Fx4x Tralee (2) 66 ................................. M Mitchell 3 12.55pm JOLT COFFEE HOUSE WANGANUI STEEPLECHASE $20,000, RST OPN STP, 4100m 1 P131x The Fox 71.5 ................................ Scratched 2 8554x Mr Composed m (2) 67 .................. C Perrett 3 34Px5 Sportavian m (6) 66.5 ................ T Harris (3) 4 4432x Bally Heights tm (1) 66..............A Kuru (1.5) 5 412Px Palemo mh (5) 65.5.........................M Gillies 6 P315x Yorkie m (7) 65.5 ............................ C Singer 7 623x9 Eric The Viking m (4) 65 .................S Phelan 8 44x87 Mr Mor tmh (3) 65 ........................... I Lupton


1.30pm PAUL BELSHAM RACING 1200 MAIDEN $7000, MDN 3YO, 1200m 1 402 Lincoln’s Legacy (13) 57.5 2 0x53 Luas (17) 57.5 ................................D Walker 3 2030x Kermit (9) 57.5 ...............................H Tinsley 4 x2749 Neat Belt (6) 57.5 ........................ B Lammas 5 La Becane (16) 57.5 .......................J Riddell 6 5x Lincoln Park (2) 57.5 .................. M Dee (a1) 7 43329 Awesome Diva h (5) 55.5 8 44x44 Hearsay (14) 55.5 ................... D Turner (a2) 9 26 Black Belt b (8) 55.5............ R Hutchings (a) 10 84x73 Roadtoplatinum (11) 55.5 .............D Bradley 11 44x34 Rose And Crown (10) 55.5 ......... R Hannam 12 6x Sallymontjeu h (15) 55.5 .......M Hudson (a3) 13 6 Thorny (1) 55.5 ...................... K Chiong (a3) 14 Karenza (7) 55.5 ............................ J Parkes 15 Judi Anne (4) 55.5............ J Shackleton (a2) 16 Endure (3) 55.5 17 Revolution 57.5 ............................ Scratched 18 0 Lincoln’s Express (12) 55.5 19 68x Carousel 55.5............................... Scratched Emergencies: Karenza, Judi Anne, Endure, Revolution, Lincoln’s Express, Carousel 5 2.05pm STEPHEN CRUTCHLEY RACING 1360 MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1360m 1 66x25 Norman b (5) 58.5 .................. K Chiong (a3) 2 49320 Our Boi Max (2) 58.5......................H Tinsley 3 x4376 Kashmir Kid (12) 58.5 ...... J Shackleton (a2) 4 0x490 Authentic Rascal (6) 58.5 ..............D Bradley 5 x80x5 Canthassleme (14) 58.5...... M Dravitzki (a1) 6 x099x Banteneighty (8) 58.5.....................D Walker 7 4960x Golden Bay (1) 58.5 ........................J Riddell 8 009x Jibril (15) 58.5 ........................ B Murray (a4) 9 45430 Takemehomebabe (10) 56.5 ...... V Johnston

10 43x95 Fashion Lass (11) 56.5 ....................S Doyle 11 x967x Jacqui Tee (7) 56.5...........................K Smith 12 37x87 Kirra Belle (4) 56.5 ...................... R Hannam 13 0 O’Ren Ishii h (9) 56.5 ............M Hudson (a3) 14 Pepperpot Annie (13) 56.5 ............. J Parkes 15 Smugglers Cove (3) 56.5 .... R Hutchings (a) 6 2.40pm LISA LATTA RACING STABLES 1360 MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1360m 1 405x2 Propulsion (3) 58.5.............. R Hutchings (a) 2 75063 Mountbatten (2) 58.5......................D Walker 3 94x0 Alaghera (7) 58.5 ........................ R Hannam 4 5 Captain Lincoln (12) 58.5 ................J Riddell 5 96 Von Toll h (11) 58.5 ..........................K Smith 6 Camofledged (6) 58.5 ......................S Doyle 7 80x Vega (8) 58.5..................................H Tinsley 8 3330x Luck At Last h (10) 56.5 ................. J Parkes 9 57294 Mischievous Mis h (13) 56.5C Anderson (a4) 10 83x75 Mer Noire b (9) 56.5 ................ D Turner (a2) 11 630x6 Lajuca (5) 56.5 ....................... B Murray (a4) 12 Tie Me Down 56.5 ........................ Scratched 13 99807 Madam Zenno (4) 56.5 ................. T Russell 14 x860x When In Rome (1) 56.5............... B Lammas 7 3.15pm LOWE SCHOLLUM & JONES 2060 MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 2060m 1 33423 Rod’s Lincoln b (3) 58.5 .................H Tinsley 2 336x7 Hold The Dream m (9) 58.5 R Hutchings (a) 3 04294 Lykaroc (4) 58.5 ...................... D Turner (a2) 4 96x04 Just Collie (11) 58.5 ................. A Taylor (a2) 5 x0L04 Thatz Louie h (13) 58.5 ......... R Stam 6 4x705 Tui Teka (16) 58.5..........................D Bradley 7 5x765 Finally Ready h (5) 58.5 ...................S Doyle 8 Black Zambuka h (12) 58.5 ............ J Parkes 9 03066 Cool Hand Duke (6) 58.5 ................J Riddell 10 0x Lamotta (7) 58.5......................... M Dee (a1)

11 42422 Star Emerald (2) 56.5.................. R Hannam 12 65x47 Thieving Sisters h (14) 56.5 .......... T Russell 13 86446 Donna Alta (1) 56.5 .......... J Shackleton (a2) 14 74078 I Candy (10) 56.5 ........................ B Lammas 15 x00x6 Kens Pride h (15) 58.5 16 7539x Ima Dancer 58.5 .......................... Scratched 17 2413x Volkswagin m (8) 58.5 ......... M Dravitzki (a1) Emergencies: Kens Pride, Ima Dancer, Volkswagin 8 3.50pm FLAIR AMATEUR SERIES 2060 RATING 65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2060m 1 30612 I’ve Got This mh (11) 71 .. S Sutherland (am) 2 62L2x Ripdiddler m (1) 71 ..............L Wheeler (am) 3 418x2 Armadio Estrada (15) 70 ...........K Hillis (am) 4 5155x Billy Elliot h (14) 69.5 ..............C Myers (am) 5 2217x Duminy mbh (5) 69.5 .........C Roughan (am) 6 6x812 Trickjah m (7) 69 ................. S MacNab (am) 7 819x0 Reeperbahn m (2) 68.5 ..............A Tata (am) 8 F1PFx Stainley mb (8) 68.5 ................ K Bruce (am) 9 1900x Beau Zed (4) 68 ...................... B Smith (am) 10 1112x Kings Deep mb (9) 68 ............S Fannin (am) 11 76564 The Big Opal (3) 68....................J Reid (am) 12 3351x Zardetto m (12) 68 ............. K Peterson (am) 13 2572x Raisafuasho (13) 67 14 877x2 Lady’O m (6) 66.5 ............R Goldsbury (am) 15 9x807 Jenny’s Okay m (10) 66.5 16 x0009 Cloemmbai 66.5 ........................... Scratched Emergencies: Jenny’s Okay, Cloemmbai 9 4.25pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION 1600 RATING 75 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1600m 1 8x00x Flemington (11) 60 ................. K Chiong (a3) 2 x096x Howbadami m (7) 59.......................J Riddell 3 8000x Stormin Norman dm (1) 57.5 .........H Tinsley 4 1x079 Get The Message tm (9) 56.5 .....M Dravitzki (a1)

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

2x521 Frankly m (6) 56 .................. R Hutchings (a) 3112x Red Ruby dmb (8) 56 ..................... J Parkes 59241 Right Royal Rose tdm (14) 55.5 . V Johnston 26555 Crixus d (3) 55.5 ......................... B Lammas 40708 Jed (13) 55.5 ..................................D Walker 089x3 Time For Gold m (10) 55 ............. R Hannam 136x4 Paige Me (2) 54................................ R Stam 570x7 Fighter Class (4) 54 ......... J Shackleton (a2) 00x52 Miss Clawdy d (5) 54.....................D Bradley 84064 Crafty Lad (12) 54 ...................... M Dee (a1)

Selections Race 1: Maravi, Flynn, Aintree, I’m Isaac, Radinka Race 2: McCulley, Authentic, Tralee, Mister Deejay, Tim Race 3: Palemo, Yorkie, Mr Mor, Sportavian, Mr Composed Race 4: Lincoln’s Legacy, Rose And Crown, Roadtoplatinum, Kermit, Luas Race 5: Pepperpot Annie, Norman, Takemehomebabe, Kirra Belle, Our Boi Max Race 6: Luck At Last, Propulsion, Alaghera, Captain Lincoln Race 7: Star Emerald, Rod’s Lincoln, Finally Ready, Thieving Sisters, Hold The Dream Race 8: Armadio Estrada, I’ve Got This, Trickjah, The Big Opal, Kings Deep Race 9: Frankly, Red Ruby, Paige Me, Right Royal Rose, Crixus - APNZ

Sport 22 Ashburton Guardian

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Record-breaking jockey kicks on By Sue NewmaN

Forty-one years ago, jockey David Walsh was just another skinny apprentice in an Ashburton stable hoping to make a living in the racing industry. Today he’s ranked as New Zealand’s most successful jockey after snatching the record for the most winning rides last weekend from retired jockey Lance O’Sullivan. It’s been a long journey from Ashburton College student to apprentice for Jim Lalor to champion, but the 54-year-old hopes he can add to his tally of 2360 wins. There are no plans for retirement and as long as his body holds up he’ll continue riding race day, he says. Wa l s h notched up his recordbreaking ride o n

Willy Duggan in the Marlborough Cup at Blenheim on Sunday breaking O’Sullivan’s record set in 2003 and almost 40 years after his first winning ride on Three Sevens at Timaru in December 1974. Over those years he’s ridden millions of track miles, thousands of horses, suffered countless injuries. Walsh may always have been destined to be a jockey. He was a small, sports-mad youngster who loved rugby. “When we were kids we had a go at everything but when I got to 10 or 11 all my mates started growing and I didn’t. I was pretty good at footy but it got to the stage where I was just too small to play so I decided to be a jockey,” he said. Riding wasn’t in the Walsh genes but that didn’t stop the 14-year-old. He found himself an ap- prenticeship, signed o n and within a few months had his first race day ride – and he hasn’t looked back. He was crowned champion jockey in 1983/84 with 113 wins, won the title again in 1984/85 with 138 season wins and is just one of five New Zealand jockeys to have passed the 2000 lifetime winning ride mark. Last weekend’s

achievement wasn’t something he’d chased, rather it just crept up. “It got to be a bit of a goal over the past couple of years, but it was never the be-all and end-all. If you keep riding 50 or 60 winners a year it’s amazing how they add up. In the good old days I’d average one win out of six rides; in the last few years it’s been one in eight or nine. This year has been a bit shitty,” he said. Even at those variable odds, Walsh has had more than 18,000 race day rides in his career. While he might be at the top of his game, he said with the years it’s become harder to get good rides. Perhaps surprisingly, in the racing game, jockeys come and go in fashion and it’s often the younger riders the owners and trainers chase. “It’s all about whoever is the fashion of the day.” He attributes some of his longevity in the game to being a natural lightweight. That’s meant he’s generally eaten well and been able to control his weight by sessions in the sauna. He’s never regretted his decision to work in the racing industry and said while it will never make you rich, it’s given him the opportunity to make a good living doing what he loves. He’s not the oldest jockey on the circuit, that title goes to 59 year old Noel Harris and Walsh is making no commitment to staying in the came to beat the age record. Tomorrow at Ashburton he has a handful of rides and hopes at least one of those will push

David Walsh

up his winning ride tally. He won’t, however, be riding in the race that will bear his name. In recognition of his achievement and acknowledging Walsh’s Mid Canterbury origins, the Ashburton Racing

Club, has named race seven Congratulations David Walsh and a post-race presentation will also be made to the local who has now carved his name on the roll of honour for the New Zealand Racing Hall of fame.


Hammett keeps quiet on ref’s chat By DaNiel RichaRDSoN Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has spoken with Sanzar referees boss Lyndon Bray but will keep the details of their conversation private. Hammett sought out Bray earlier in the week to seek clarification over a collection of rulings by Steve Walsh during the Hurricanes’ 39-30 loss to the Waratahs in Sydney last Saturday. Some of Walsh’s decisions were curious at best, although the Hurricanes have publicly said they don’t feel the Australian-based Kiwi was the reason they lost. “We’ve had some private conversations but, like all those conversations, they stay private,” Hammett said. “We just deal with that in-

Mark Hammett

house. To be quite honest, outside I believe there’s a lot of talk about the refereeing decisions but for us we didn’t get our game right. So no amount of looking

back’s actually going to assist us this week from that perspective.” This week’s prospect is an outing against the Rebels at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Friday night. The 11th-placed Rebels put up good statistical numbers but have struggled to cobble that in to many succinct performances this season. They’ve only won three from nine, although they’re rarely subjected to heavy defeats and are continuing to improve as a franchise. Four-test All Black Tamati Ellison heads a handful of former Wellington-based players in the Rebels squad alongside former Lions Jason Woodward and Scott Fuglistaller. “It means they always play

well because everyone gets up for their old teammates,” Hurricanes skipper Conrad Smith said. The last time the seventhplaced Hurricanes played the Rebels in Melbourne, they were hammered 42-25 in 2011 but Hammett’s side returned the favour a year later with a 66-24 pasting in the capital. The vagaries of the Super Rugby draw meant they didn’t meet last year but you can likely count on plenty of points again this time around given the Hurricanes score and concede them at a high rate. Hammett has decided to rotate his forward pack slightly for Friday’s game with tighthead prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen moving to the bench to give Reggie

Goodes the start at loosehead as Ben Franks comes across to the No 3 jersey. Electric openside flanker Ardie Savea will also get a starting opportunity, which may be a nod of respect to Melbourne’s dynamic backrow led by No 8 Scott Higginbotham. “From our perspective, I think we are pretty fortunate and potentially have the strongest bench in Super Rugby,” Hammett said. Lock Jeremy Thrush has come through training well this week and shouldn’t be hindered by a neck problem. The Hurricanes have stuck with the same backline, which helped them towards a fourgame winning streak before they were upended by the Waratahs.


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In brief Surprise inclusion The inclusion of Melbourne Vixens shooter Tegan Caldwell was the big surprise in the Australian Diamonds Commonwealth Games team named in Canberra yesterday. Caldwell, who is yet to make her international debut, was included in the team at the expense of Adelaide Thunderbirds star Erin Bell, who has been one of Australia’s most consistent shooters over the past couple of seasons, while in-form Swifts shooter Susan Pratley also missed out. The 25-year-old Victorian shooter is the only member of the team yet to make her international debut in a side that includes seven players, Caitlin Bassett, Julie Corletto, Sharni Layton, Kimberley Ravaillion, Madi Robinson and Caitlin Thwaites earning their maiden Commonwealth Games selections.

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Waterski champs (from left) Hugh Donaldson, Gavin Green and George Donaldson.

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Hood skiers hold off national challengers By Jonathan Leask

Lake Hood Waterski Club claimed a clean sweep of the podium in the New Zealand Waterskiing Silver Star competition this season. The star award rewards consistency throughout the season with Hugh Donaldson finish-

ing on top with three time winner Gavin Green had to settle for second and George Donaldson third. “It’s for consistently good results from the three disciplines across at three events, which is really hard to do,” Green said. “Most skiers have a weak event or won’t compete in all three.”


Skiers have an idea as to who is in the running but not which of them has is in the lead. After being the winner for the last three seasons Green “wasn’t worried at all” to lose out to a teenager as he joked he was loaning it to them until next season. However, for the Donaldson twins the season isn’t over as

they will ski through May before heading to Florida for a training block in June, returning to resume skiing in New Zealand next season when they, along with Ben McFadden, and older sisters Lana and Rachel Donaldson, will compete for New Zealand in the Ocenaia Championships in Perth in October.


Confidence high Read ruled out of Reds match in senior sides Hayden Sinclair featured twice on the score sheet as Wakanui Blue handed Tinwald a third straight heavy defeat at the Ashburton hockey turf on Tuesday night. Wakanui Blue’s Sam Moore said he was satisfied to gain a bonus point win in his side’s 5-0 drumming, but said his team would need to better capitalise on opportunities come Saturday. “It was a good win, but we could have scored a lot more goals if we managed to really take advantage of the chances we created,” he said after the fourth round win. This weekend both sides are away with all five Mid Canter-

bury senior sides in Timaru on Saturday. Blue comes up against Cambridge, Tinwald takes on Tainui while defending champions Wakanui Black come off the bye to play Timaru Boys’ looking to extend their unbeaten streak. In the women’s competition the confidence is high for the Hampstead sides. After knocking over St Andrew’s for the first time, Hampstead chase a fourth straight win when they face Craighead while HampsteadCollegians get a crack at St Andrew’s after they drew with a Geraldine outfit that had also toppled the defending champions a week earlier.

Kieran Read has already been ruled out of the Crusaders’ match against the Reds in Brisbane on Sunday with concussion. The All Blacks No8 missed last weekend’s victory over the Brumbies. Coach Todd Blackadder said while Read’s concussion was relatively mild, the symptoms had not cleared. It is Read’s second concussion of the season. “We always knew that Kieran was a 50-50 call for this week and although he’s making good progress, we would rather not leave it to later in the week to make a decision,” Blackadder said.

“This takes the pressure off Kieran to play, and it removes a question mark for the rest of the team so that we can get on with preparing for this Reds match. “This is by no means an indication that Kieran is not recovering as well as we’d expect, in fact he is progressing well. But he has received two knocks in the past month and we are taking no risks. The Super Rugby season is a long one so there will be plenty of time yet for Kieran to make the significant contribution he always does on the field.” The Crusaders team to play the Reds will be named today. - APNZ

LeBron James led the way with 22 points as two-time defending NBA champions Miami opened their second-round playoff series against Brooklyn with an emphatic 107-86 triumph. The Heat had lost all four regular-season clashes with the Nets, but they had Brooklyn’s number in this one, pulling away in third quarter and cruising to a victory that gave them a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series. James connected on 10 of 15 shots from the floor and pulled down five rebounds, leading five Heat players who scored in double figures. Ray Allen contributed 19 points off the bench, Chris Bosh added 15 points with 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade poured in 14 points and Mario Chalmers chipped in 12 for Miami.

Ricciardo’s on fire Red Bull’s leading team adviser, Helmut Marko, admits Daniel Ricciardo’s impressive start to the Formula One season has caught him by surprise. The Australian has out-qualified and out-performed his teammate and defending champion Sebastian Vettel in three of the year’s first four races. If it weren’t for his disqualification from the season opener in Melbourne in March, Ricciardo would be ahead of the fourtime title winner on the overall driver standings heading into this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. “To be honest, he’s surprising us,” Marko, a long-time supporter of Vettel, told America’s FoxSports. com.

Aussie fills card Australian heavyweight boxing champion Hunter Sam will take the final spot in next month’s Super 8 tournament. The June 4 event, which will be held in Auckland, offers a purse of $500,000 and has some of the most durable fighters on the planet, including the likes of former world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman and Kiwi Kali Meehan. “Why would you say no? It’s an unbelievable chance to test myself at the top level and make a statement in the heavyweight division,” Sam, 29, said. “I’m fit and ready, I’ve just come off a fight so the timing is perfect, I can’t wait.”

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No quitting for Thorn Brad Thorn has still got another year left in him. The injured former All Black lock may be four months away from getting back on the paddock but is not ready to head into retirement. Thorn’s right biceps were torn from the bone early in the second half of the match against the Bulls in Dunedin on April 11. He was attempting to tackle Bulls fullback Jurgen Vissar when he ran into trouble. “I was pumped, thinking I’m the first guy here, I’m going to get that fullback. I grabbed him but when I grabbed him he went another way and I heard something. I just knew something had happened. I tried to carry on. “I hit a maul and it did not feel right. I just knew I needed to get it looked at. There was still good strength in my arm. But the specialist looked at it and said it is gone.” Thorn will not get back on the paddock for four to five months. For a guy who first played toplevel sport in 1994, this is his first major injury. “This has been a new experience for me. I have been lucky throughout my career, as this is pretty much my first serious injury. I cracked my collar bone when I was in reserve grade about 20 years ago. “It is an interesting experience. It is not very enjoyable; weird, really, and frustrating for me. So I guess a lot of guys have to go through it. “Just realising I am not going to

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“I’ve just got to be patient,” says a recovering Brad Thorn.

get to play Super rugby this year is tough. I’ve just got to be patient. I always like to push things. But if I try and do too much, then I could damage what has been done.” Thorn had an operation to reattach the biceps to the bone and is out of plaster now but will still have his arm in a brace for the next few weeks. Aged 39, the 60-test All Black is not ready to quit playing. “I will say I will play again. This year is a little bit frustrating. I only got to play four games when I am used to playing 25 to 30 games. I definitely want to play again. I’ve got to look where. “A guy from the Bulls did the same injury the week before and he is 27. There are guys every

week who get injuries and their season is over. It is just because I happen to have the number 39 beside my name. Does that mean my body is telling me something? I don’t know. Thorn said he had a great offseason and had racked up personal bests in the gym. He won the Highlanders’ bench press competition. He had studied a couple of papers with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association and helped out Highlanders trainer Andrew Beardmore in the gym. So is that where Thorn sees his future, helping throw some tin? “Possibly, but I would not mind having some go at coaching. But possibly something away from rugby, I do not know.” - APNZ


Waratahs and Western Force, Australia has three teams in the top five on the Super Rugby ladder, but even Wallabies players acknowledge Test rugby is a whole different ball game. Pulver, though, believes the third-ranked Wallabies have the chance to make a massive pre-World Cup statement during an “extraordinary” Test program in 2014 that features matches against every other team ranked in the world’s top seven. After hosting France, Australia face the world champion All Blacks three times, plus South Africa and Argentina twice in the Rugby Championship. The Wallabies wind up the year with a five-Test tour to Europe playing the Barbarians, Wales, France, Ireland and England. - AAP

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11. A sudden attack on the Southwest is nothing but work (5) 13. Pursuit of pleasure his demon led him into (8) 15. Streamer none can devise in a promissory note (6) 16. Become less strict concerning the fast (6) 19. Animal dropping sprat’s head on a feline (4) 22. Neither can turn up in the wrong (3)


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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) Hold onto a nose for money, especially at a point where the professional challenges of recent months are slowly turning into opportunities. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) This is an important day for the money gods, for having been forced to sit on the sidelines so far this year they are finally called to the playing field. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) It’s Mercury that returns first to your sign, giving you a chance to get your head in the game before there’s any pressure or urgent need to take action. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) Life is opening up in a way that allows you to think of your social life rather than become so absorbed in your own problems or issues. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) With a lot of new ideas on the table take the time to explore them thoroughly, with time on your side, the lights on and little urgency. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) A pattern is developing that is set to make this a game changing professional year, though one that is cleverly disguised. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) As Mercury leaves your financial sector today he leaves you with a smart head for money and plenty of ideas and options to mull over. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) With the most important relationship months of the year still in front of you it’s more important than ever to ensure the communication lines are open. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Mercury’s return to your relationship sector today is giving your relationships the first planetary support they’ve enjoyed since July. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) With professional and work/life balance issues easing back, Mercury’s return will make it a lot easier to work smarter and keep your head in the game. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) Mercury returns to a romantically charged part of your chart, on a mission to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) With the Sun keeping the communication lines open in a real and authentic way, this will keep communication a top priority.

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SPEEDY, Kiri Ngahuia – On May 4, 2014 at Robina Hospital, Gold Coast; peacefully after a courageous battle. Aged 71. Dearly loved wife of Ian, loved and cherished step mother to Karina and Warren; Melanie and Russell, and very special nanny to all of her Mokopunas. Kiri will be greatly missed by all. Messages to: Ian Hay, 227 Ocean Drive, c/- Broadwater Tourist Park, 169 Marine Parade, Southport 4215. Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:




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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 3 0 6:55 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 7am Grizzly Tales 3 0 7:20 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Omniverse 0 8:15 Jake And The Neverland Pirates 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 8 Simple Rules 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street 3 0 12:30 Mike And Molly PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm Bethenny 3pm According To Jim 3 0 3:29 Horace In Slow Motion 3 3:30 Rated A For Awesome 0 3:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 4pm Mako Mermaids 3 0 4:30 The 4:30 Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm The New Adventures Of Old Christine 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR Vinnie’s got a romance roadblock; Boyd falls in love all over again; Rachel’s rocked by evidence of Chris’ deceit. 0 7:30 Police Ten 7 0 8pm Highway Patrol 3 0 8:30 Arrow AO 0 9:30 Tabatha Takes Over AO 0 10:30 The Originals AO

11:30 Police Ten 7 3 0 Midnight N The Protector PGR 12:55 RBT 0 1:25 Infomercials 2:25 Rizzoli And Isles AO 3 0 3:10 Make It Or Break It 3 3:55 Jeremy Kyle USA PGR 4:40 The 4:30 Show 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials



6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 The Nanny 3 0 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil PGR A group of twins and triplets talk about the difficulties they have with relationships. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR The Dr Oz Show’s fifth-year anniversary celebration. 2:30 Rachael Ray Rachael reveals her top 10 recipes of 2013. 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show 4:30 Entertainment Tonight 5pm The Block – Sky High All the teams want the last win, and their designs prove they are seasoned renovators. 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 F The Three-Day Nanny Single mother Susan calls in Nanny Mewes to help with her sons, five-year-old Isaac and three-year-old Jacob. 0 8:30 CSI AO The investigators learn that a murdered woman and a missing prostitute both had ties to the same band. 0 9:30 Bodyshockers AO 0 10:30 The Paul Henry Show 11pm Golf World 11:30 Blue Bloods AO 3 A Russian gangster’s son is shot at his engagement party, and suspects soon become gang targets. 0 12:30 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 The Wild Thornberrys 3 0 7:55 Rugrats 3 8:25 Chuggington 8:35 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 8:45 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 8:55 Bob The Builder 3 9:05 Thomas And Friends 3 9:15 Peppa Pig 3 9:25 Wonder Pets 3 9:50 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle Hal takes the boys to a bridal show. 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! (Starting Today) 3 0 7pm The Simpsons 3 0 7:30 Family Guy PGR A homage to the Brothers Grimm features reinterpretations of the fairy tales Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and Cinderella. 8pm American Dad PGR 8:30 Bob’s Burgers PGR 9pm South Park AO 3 9:30 F House of Lies AO 10:35 F Lie to Me AO 0 11:35 Entertainment Tonight Midnight Infomercials



6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Test PGR Celebrities and viewers answer moral questions. 1:55 Alone In The Wild PGR 3 2:55 One Man And His Campervan 3 3:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Hugh’s Three Good Things 3 The mushroom.

7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 American Idol 9:30 Reign AO When Mary’s uncle arrives in France with bad news, Mary and Francis realise they must choose between putting their own countries first or saving their marriage. 10:30 Trollied AO

11pm The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. Midnight Home Shopping 1:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2am Home Shopping


6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Autospeed 7am Matt Hayes’s 24-Hour Rod Race 7:30 Candice Tells All 8am Million Dollar Contractor 8:30 Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors 9am My Kitchen 9:30 Bath Crashers 10am The Cook And The Chef 10:30 Candice Tells All 11am American Restoration 11:30 Autospeed Noon Carter Can 12:30 IFish 1:30 You Deserve This House 2:25 Ray Mears’ Bushcraft 3:30 Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors 4pm Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals 4:30 Secret Meat Business 5pm Holmes Makes It Right 6pm Million Dollar Contractor 6:30 Yard Crashers 7pm Lost And Sold 7:30 Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook London. 8:05 Rachel Allen’s Cake Diaries 8:40 Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers 9:20 Shane Delia’s Spice Journey 9:55 Italian Food Safari 10:30 Web Therapy 11pm Lost And Sold 11:30 You Deserve This House



12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors 1:30 Web Therapy PGR 2am Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals 2:30 Secret Meat Business 3am Rachel Allen’s Cake Diaries 3:30 Holmes Makes It Right 4:30 Yard Crashers 5am Dream Jobs 5:30 Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers

10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 2 3pm Kai Time On The Road 3 3:30 Rolie Polie Olie 3 2 4pm Miharo 2 4:30 2014 Waka Ama Sprints 5pm Toi Whakaari 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga o te Motu 3

THE BOX 6am SVU MV 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Hardcore Pawn PGL 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 Monk PGV 8:55 Most Shocking M 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 NCIS PGV 12:15 Hawaii Five-O MVC 1:05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:30 Most Shocking M 2:20 SVU MV 3:10 Monk PGV 4pm Hardcore Pawn PGL 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Criminal Intent MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Hardcore Pawn PGL 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 9:30 Criminal Minds 16VS 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV


12:25 Monk PGV 1:15 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 1:40 SVU MV 2:30 Law And Order MV 3:20 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 4:20 Criminal Minds 16VS 5:10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos

12:35 Fox Sports News (Delayed) 1:05 Motorsport – Legends Of F1 Mika Hakkinen. 2am Inside The PGA Tour 2:30 Total Rugby 3am The Crowd Goes Wild 3:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Waratahs v Hurricanes. 5:30 #SkyRugby – Engage

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Iwi Anthems 3 8pm N Get Your Fish On PGR Mandy teams up with Princess Wirihana to compete with Tanerau Latimer and Richmond Hollis for the longest kingfish at Aldermen Islands. 8:30 N Code 9:30 N Hunting Aotearoa AO 10pm The Big Hit 10:30 Hardcase PGR 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown


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6am Call 911 M 6:30 Deadliest Catch PG Get ‘em Back Safe! 7:30 Man v Wild PG 8:30 MythBusters PG Diet Coke and Mentos. 9:30 Naked Castaway PG Swimming With Sharks. 10:30 Yukon Men M No Quarter. 11:30 Deadly Affairs M Deadly Obsession. 12:30 Nightmare Next Door M Thanksgiving Tragedy. 1:30 Southern Fried Homicide M Deadly Devotion. 2:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M Extreme Seasons. 3:30 Bear Grylls – Escape From Hell PG Mountains. 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 MythBusters PG 6:30 Gold Rush – The Dirt PG 7:30 Gold Rush PG 8:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 9:30 Amish Mafia M 10:30 Auction Hunters PG 11pm Nightmare Next Door M


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Midnight Disappeared M 1am Who The (Bleep) … M 1:30 Who The (Bleep) … M 2am Man v Wild PG 3am Deadliest Catch PG 4am Dealers PG 5am Man v Wild PG

7:25 Biography – Kevin James PG 2009 Documentary. 8:10 Jack Reacher MVL 2012 Action. Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike. 10:20 Goodnight For Justice 3 – Queen Of Hearts PGV 2012 Western. Luke Perry. 11:50 Here Comes The Boom MVL 2012 Comedy. Kevin James, Salma Hayek. 1:35 Red Dawn MVL 2012 Action. Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson. 3:10 Jack Reacher MVL 2012 Action. Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike. 5:20 Parental Guidance PGL 2012 Comedy. Billy Crystal, Bette Midler. 7:05 The Purge 16VL 2013 Horror Thriller. Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey. 8:30 The Internship MLS 2013 Comedy. Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson. 10:30 Jack The Giant Slayer MV 2013 Adventure. Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor.


12:25 Wrong Turn 5 – Bloodlines 18VLS 2012 Horror. 1:55 Parental Guidance PGL 2012 Comedy. 3:40 Wrong Turn 5 – Bloodlines 18VLS 2012 Horror. 5:10 The Purge 16VL 2013 Horror Thriller.


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MOVIES GREATS 7:30 Drop Dead Gorgeous ML 1999 Comedy. Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin, Kirstie Alley. 9:05 Run, Fat Boy, Run ML 2007 Comedy. Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria, Thandie Newton. 10:45 Mystic River 16VL 2003 Drama. Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon. 1pm Pretty Woman PGL 1990 Romance. Richard Gere, Julia Roberts. 3pm Bring It On MS 2000 Drama. Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku. 4:40 Alien 16V 1979 Sci-fi Thriller. Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver. 6:35 The Yards MVL 2000 Crime. Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Ellen Burstyn. 8:30 Hairspray PGS 2007 Comedy Musical. Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta. 10:30 Lara Croft – Tomb Raider MV 2001 Action Adventure. Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight.


12:10 Lara Croft Tomb Raider – The Cradle Of Life MV 2003 Action. Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler. 2:05 Directors – Bryan Singer PG 2:35 Bring It On MS 2000 Drama. Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku. 4:15 Alien 16V 1979 Sci-fi Thriller.

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6am Rugby League – Anzac Test (Replay) Kangaroos v Kiwis. 8am Pacific Sport 360 8:30 Golf – Champions Tour (Highlights) Insperity Invitational. 9:30 Golf World 10am NRL 360 11am Golf – Live From The Players 1pm Rugby League – Holden Cup (Replay) State of Origin – NSW v Queensland. 3pm The Ultimate Fighter 4pm UFC Now 5pm 2013 Land Rover 1st XV Show 6pm Cricket – IPL (Highlights) Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders. From Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. 6:30 Cricket – IPL (Highlights) Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings. 7pm Total Rugby 7:30 Grassroots Rugby 8:30 #SkyRugby – Engage 9pm Sky Sport – What’s On All the sporting action coming up over the next week. 9:20 The Crowd Goes Wild 9:50 #SkyRugby – Engage 10:20 L Football – Japan v Football Ferns From Kincho Stadium in Osaka, Japan.


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6am Golf - 2013 Players Official Film 7am #SkyRugby – Breakdown Jeff Wilson discusses the weekend’s rugby with a panel of former top players and experts. 7:30 Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Blues v Reds. From Eden Park in Auckland. 9:30 Rugby League – City v Country (Replay) From Apex Oval in Dubbo, NSW. 11:30 L Ice Hockey – NHL Rangers v Penguins. 2:30 The Golf Fix 3:30 Golf – Feherty 2014 4pm Golf – Live From The Players (Replay) 4:30 Golf – Playing Lessons Greg Norman. 5pm Football – A-League (Highlights) Grand Final – Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers. From Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. 5:30 Sky Sport – What’s On 6pm Inside The PGA Tour 6:30 Golf World 7pm Golf – Live From The Players (Replay) 8:30 Motorsport – Legends Of F1 Mika Hakkinen. 9:30 Sterlo An in-depth look at each of the NRL games from the weekend. 10:30 NRL Footy Show


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Mount Hutt College Year 7 George Seque leads the way over runnerup Sam Ree at the Mount Hutt College cross-country yesterday.

Methven’s cross-country kings BY MYLES HUME


Defending champion Benji Boekholt was the favourite and the man to beat at the Mount Hutt College cross-country yesterday. The head boy was crowned the Year 12/13 boys champion at yesterday’s school meet at

the Methven Domain, where he edged out closest rivals Oliver Callaghan and Tim Puckett with a time of 19:01:71. The cross-country course took 450 of the college’s pupils through the domain, with all female competitors joining the year seven and eight boys to race a 3km course, while year nine to

13 boys completed a 5km loop. Year 11 boy Callum Stocker, who posted the fastest time overall last year, edged out Gregory Glanville and Dallas McLeod for his respective title, but it was Rory Posa who this year claimed the fastest 5km run of the day with a time of 18:49:75. Alex Blake was the fastest

year 9 boy, while Logan Currie and George Seque won the Year 8 and 7 events respectively. In the girls’ grade, Assina Dalglish won the Year 12/13 category with 13:37:38 over Juliette Lewis and Hannah Lloyd. Holly McTigue won a closely fought Year 11 race, seeing runner-up Bonnie Thorpe finish

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just .29sces behind her. Year 10 girl Aimee Elliott dominated her race, winning by almost a minute, while Tyla Johansen crossed the line first in a closely contested Year 9 race. Ellie Boekholt claimed spoils in the Year 8 race and her counterpart Brea Roderick did the same in the Year 7 event.

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