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Death devastates school

The Kelston Boys High School community is strugAny queries please contact gling to come to terms with 0800 ASHBURTON the death of a student (0800-274-287) described as a “beautiful boy” and a “rugby star’. Stephen Dudley, 15, was allegedly assaulted by two other teenagers after rugby IN MEMORIAM training on Thursday afternoon. He was rushed to CHALMERS, Margaret – Auckland City Hospital but Passed away one year ago died a short time later. today. More than 10,000 peoWe think of you in silence. We often speak your name. ple have joined a tribute

What would we give to hear your voice. And see your face again. Your loving family Ray, Neville and Andrea, Heather, Linda, and grandchildren Leigh, Nicola and Jessica.


page on Facebook, including Stephen’s aunt Rachael Andrews who described her nephew as an angel. “Such a beautiful boy inside and out. Rugby star of our whanau,” she wrote. He has been portrayed as an athletic young man and a close friend to many. “A tragic waste of a young life. Feeling for his family & friends. RIP,” Shiona Holman wrote. The school held an assembly yesterday to brief

its students and teachers about what had happened. Bouquets of flowers were placed outside the school’s gates, some with handwritten notes paying respects to the student. In a letter to parents jointly signed by principal Brian Evans and board of trustees chairman Jonothan Tommy, they advised counsellors would be available for students throughout the school. “If you feel that your son

or other family members are displaying signs of distress and may need assistance please contact us and we will do all we can to help,” the letter said. Two teenage boys, aged 15 and 17, were arrested on Thursday night and charged with assault. The 15-year-old was subject to a blanket suppression order preventing the media from reporting anything but the fact that he had appeared in court.

The 17-year-old was remanded on bail as his parents, aunt and cousins looked on from the public gallery. The pair will be back before the court on July 2. Detective Inspector Bruce Scott said police had taken phones from people who witnessed the incident in the hope of gleaning information. There was a possibility the incident had been filmed, he said. -APNZ

‘I was unwise, even stupid’ By Adam Bennett and Claire Trevett

GERKEN, Helen Ross – You suffered in silence, not sharing your pain. God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts. Very sadly missed but never forgotten. “One day at a time”. Gordon, Wendy, Pete, Nick, EVANS - DURRY Vicky and wee Oscar. Mark and Amanda, along with their parents Brent, WILLIAMS, Stanley Dawn and Rod, Vicki and Clifford (Curly) – are pleased to In loving memory of my Bryan dearest husband passed announce their engagement away three years ago June 9, in Bali, on May 29, on top of an elephant called Agnes. 2010. Life is not measured by the years you lived, But the love you gave, and the things you did Your kind nature, your heart of gold. These are the memories we will always hold Thinking of you always. Your loving wife, Pearl. PEACOCK - DRISCOLL – WILLIAMS, Stanley Michelle and Andrew are Clifford (Curly) – happy to announce their In loving memory of our dear engagement with the best dad, grandad and great wishes from Dave and Jo grandad. Passed away three Peacock and John and Alison years ago June 9, 2010. Driscoll. We hold him close within our heart, And there he will remain, ANNIVERSARIES To walk with us throughout our life Until we meet again. Still sadly missed by HAPPY 50TH Colleen, Carol, Paul, WEDDING Stephen, Valerie, Kerry and ANNIVERSARY their families.

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United Future leader Peter Dunne’s 30-year political career is in ruins after he refused to co-operate fully with an inquiry into who leaked a re port on spy agency the GCSB. Mr Dunne yesterday resigned his ministerial portfolios but maintained neither he nor any of his staff leaked the report which revealed potentially illegal spying on New Zealanders by this country’s foreign intelligence agency. Former top public servant David Henry’s leak report raised serious questions about 86 emails Mr Dunne exchanged with Dominion Post reporter Andrea Vance in the days before Ms Vance’s April 9 report revealing the findings of the “Kitteridge” report on the GCSB. However Mr Dunne refused to fully disclose the contents of those emails, giving only partial extracts and saying it was a matter of principle. “Once we start saying private correspondence is public property we go down a very slippery slope.” He challenged the Dominion Post publisher Fairfax to confirm he did not leak the report to Ms Vance, but Fairfax executive Paul Thompson would only say “we don’t comment on our confidential sources”. Mr Dunne, who has traded on his “commonsense” approach to politics, said he’d resigned because “some of my actions after I received an advance copy of the report were extremely unwise and lacked the judgement reasonably expected of a minister in such circumstances”. He said his lapse of judgment was that he canvassed

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Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announces he is resigning his ministerial duties. Dunne, suspected of leaking a report on the country’s spy agency, said he didn’t leak that to a journalist but had made errors of judgment nevertheless. the possibility of leaking the report with Ms Vance but again said he had not gone through with it. But Mr Henry’s report shows he arranged a lunchtime meeting with Ms Vance the day before her report was published. Although Mr Dunne left his office to meet up with Ms Vance, he said he was waylaid and the meeting never took place. Mr Henry’s report also shows Mr Dunne exchanged 12 emails with Ms Vance the day before he was to meet her but also 49 others between March 30 and April 7, a period when he was on an overseas holiday with his wife. “I cannot rationally explain why things happened the way they did,” he said yesterday. “I have acted extraordinar-

ily unwisely, even stupidly, and I am now resigned to paying the price for that.” Prime Minister John Key, who yesterday said he was “very shocked” by the Henry report, accepted Mr Dunne’s resignation after telling him he had to release the emails in full or go. “He has told me categorically he did not leak the report. I want to believe him but the problem is unfortunately the inquiry doesn’t rule him out and I can’t dismiss the possibility he has because of the information contained in the [Henry] report.” Mr Key said what details had been released by Mr Dunne “of themselves would be inappropriate ... in so much that it discussed GCSB and that was a sensitive matter which I don’t

think he should have been discussing anyway”. Asked whether Mr Dunne should resign as an MP, Mr Key said that was a matter for Mr Dunne himself but the United Future leader had indicated he would stay on for the current term. Mr Dunne said he has not yet decided whether he will contest the Ohariu seat he has held since 1984 in next year’s election. Opposition parties were last night calling for his resignation from Parliament, with NZ First Leader Winston Peters saying he had filed a complaint with police. Mr Peters said the Kitteridge report was a classified document at the time it was leaked and its premature disclosure was a criminal matter. - APNZ

Parking wardens Reparation ordered earn their pay Ashburton’s parking wardens continued to earn their pay in April with infringement notices earning the Ashburton District Council $28,528. A further $8946 was paid into parking meters. During the month 919 parking infringement tick-

ets were issued. For most of the month the parking department was running one staff member short and that impacted on infringement income for the month. In April 2012 parking infringements earned the council $32,536.

The driver who struck and killed an 84-year-old in Tauranga has been sentenced to pay $500 reparation for emotional harm to her family. Renee Marie Jones, 34, was also sentenced to 50 hours’ community work over the death of Velma Zandstra. Mrs Zandstra was hit when Jones pulled out of her driveway on Windsor Rd, Bellevue about 11am on October 10, 2012. Jones pleaded guilty on May

3 to careless driving causing death. Yesterday Judge Robert Wolff did not impose a disqualification from driving because he said it would likely result in Jones losing her job - something Mrs Zandstra’s family did not want. The family indicated they would donate the $500 reparation payment to Ronald McDonald House and St John Ambulance, charities Mrs Zandstra supported. -APNZ

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Wakanui zone almost finalised By Myles Hume Wakanui School is close to finalising plans to enforce an enrolment zone for pupils looking to attend the rural school. The school’s principal Hilary Boyce said the roll had doubled to 85 since she took office in 2008, and earlier this year gained Ministry of Education approval to build a fourth classroom, worth $200,000, to cater for the influx of pupils. “We definitely need it, we’ve got a class operating out of a corridor essentially, we’re overflowing,” Ms Boyce said. Along with the building the school was also asked to implement an enrolment zone, which Ms Boyce predicted would be in place later this year. She said the zone would cap the number of pupils, with it tracing the transport entitlement zone the school set for its buses. The school’s Board of Trustees are yet to finalise policies around the enrolment zone, but under zoning rules pupils who live inside the zone must be accepted into the school, with youngsters who live outside the boundary accepted if there are vacancies.

Siblings of pupils who are already at Wakanui School, but who live outside the school enrolment zone, would have “priority” over other pupils outside the zone. Wakanui School will become the seventh Mid Canterbury school to have an enrolment zone. Ms Boyce said the ministry did not want to continue building classrooms at schools when other schools in the district had empty desks. Admitting there were parents who were anxious about falling outside the enrolment zone, Ms Boyce said she was feeling positive about the change. “Wakanui is a rural school and we don’t have any aspirations to be bigger, we haven’t got huge grounds and certainly value our play area. “I think there are a few parents that are certainly a little nervous about it, for those living on the edge of the zone or live in town who want to come to Wakanui School that won’t be guaranteed.” Ms Boyce said it was important in-zone parents intending to send their child to Wakanui School let the office know as soon as possible so they could plan for vacancies that may be available to out of zone children.

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After celebrating winter with a pyjama day on Friday, the only problem children at Phoenix Preschool had was what to wear to bed?

Pyjamas the attire for the day By Gabrielle Stuart As winter sets in, children at Phoenix Preschool have a solution for frosty mornings

– leave the pyjamas on. The preschool celebrated the first week of winter on Friday with a pyjama party, spending the day in an assortment of bedwear from fluffy pink onesies

to scary looking monster PJs. Teacher Sarah Johnson said the children had just finished a two-week study on the letter P, and the pyjama theme tied in well.

Christmas lights ‘a festive joke’

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The likely new enrolment zone, in green, for Wakanui School, set to come into effect later this year.

If Ashburton wants to be something other than a festive joke it needs to do something about its inner town Christmas decorations, says Ashburton District councillor Robin Kilworth. In a submission to the council’s annual plan the Ashburton Business Association asked the council to come up with money to boost the inner town’s festive lighting display. “If we want to seriously light

up the town we need to look at this and if we do it, we have to do it in a meaningful way,” Mrs Kilworth said. With the current attempt at festive lighting, it was possible to drive through town and not know it was Christmas, said councillor Darryl Nelson “We need to start now and plan to get something meaningful.” In the past the town’s

Christmas lights had been funded by EA Networks, the council and the Ashburton Business Association but that partnership had faded in recent years. The future of the town’s festive lighting has been moved into the hands of the council’s town centre sub committee with a view to reviving the festive lighting partnership and boosting next year’s Christmas lighting display.


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Ash lesson By Sam Morton

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The student executive team at Ashburton College with the cans they collected for Salvation Army food parcels, with foodbank manager Judith Lilley.

Foodbank gets mufti day benefits By Gabrielle Stuart Students at Ashburton College are on duty even when not in uniform, using their mufti day this year to collect 627 cans of food for the Salvation Army. The project has been plenty of work for the student executive team, who planned the drive,

organised approval from the school, collected the cans and, as a finishing touch, artistically arranged them in the shape of the Salvation Army shield. All this had to fit around study for exams and, for some of the team, personal fundraising for the World Vision 40 Hour Famine challenge. Ashburton College head boy Kane Olsen said that the morn-

ing was spent “running around like headless chickens”, but the team had a clear goal in mind. “We wanted a local charity this year, because we’re aiming to give back to the local community.” The cans would be donated to the Ashburton Salvation Army Foodbank, and manager Judith Lilley said the students had done well.

“I’m really proud of these kids. We see so much in the media about children needing help, but this shows it’s a give and take.” With an estimated 300 to 400 cans packed into food parcels at the local Salvation Army each week, she said the donation would go a long way towards providing nutritious meals for local families.

A farm worker has learnt the hard way after poorly disposing of hot ashes in a plastic bucket. Earlier this week, the man dumped the ashes in the bucket and left it in a carport outside his farm house, on Forks Road, near Methven. The bucket melted and small sparks caused a pair of overalls hanging above the bucket to catch fire, before flames spread to the small cottage-like building, prompting urgent intervention. The farmer grabbed a dry-powder fire extinguisher from a nearby garage and managed to put the fire out, about 10.30am. Chief fire officer Selwyn Allred, of Methven, described the incident as “incredibly fortunate”, but insisted it should never have happened. “It’s a good reminder and an ideal opportunity to show what can happen if you don’t dispose of your hot ashes correctly ... these things will happen,” he said. “Fortunately the Gib board is a slow burning material and the occupant was on site to put the fire out straight away – it could have been a write-off if nobody was there.” Mr Allred said the fire was out when firefighters arrived, pointing out there was minimal damage to the property – due to the quick response from the occupant. “People need to dispose of their ashes in a steel bucket and hose them down – with these things, you just cannot take chances. “Dispose of them once and dispose of them right,” he said.



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Prison term on the cards By Edward Gay A young man who helped his friend spray-paint swastikas and other offensive statements on Jewish graves at a central Auckland cemetery has been told he is “staring down a sentence of imprisonment”. Christian Landmark, 20, spent Thursday and last night in custody and will stay there until he is sentenced later this month. Judge Russell Collins found him guilty yesterday of intentional damage after a twoday hearing at the Auckland District Court. He said Landmark had tried to sell photos of the graffiti attack to the media. “I have to say Mr Landmark’s efforts to make money out of this as a serious aggravating factor.” Police prosecutor Catherine Gisler said Landmark - originally from the UK - was a flight risk and despite pleas from Landmark’s lawyer Tudor Clee, Judge Collins remanded Landmark in custody. “You know I regard this type of offending as at the absolute top end,” Judge Collins said. He asked Mr Clee if he could think of a worse case of intentional damage. Mr Clee conceded that he could not. The court was told Landmark and his former friend Robert Moulden had been drinking at their inner-city hostel in October last year before they decided to go out tagging. The pair found themselves in the Jewish graveyard at the top of Auckland’s Symonds St. Judge Collins said both men took part in the attack which included spray-painting swastika and other anti-semitic symbols on the graves. Robert Moulden earlier pleaded guilty and met members of the Jewish community

as part of a restorative justice programme. He was sentenced to 320 hours of community work, nine months of supervision and ordered to pay $3000 in reparations. But Landmark denied he had taken part, despite police finding no less than eight photos of the graffiti on his cellphone. When initially interviewed by police, Landmark told Detective Sergeant Phillip Cox he had been shown a photo of the graffiti by a friend but didn’t know anything about the man responsible except that his name was “Rob”. But after Mr Cox said police had spoken to a friend of Landmark’s, he suddenly came clean. “Ok, I think we should restart the interview. It wasn’t me who did it. I was there at the time, I was absolutely drunk at the time - out of my mind - with Rob.” Judge Collins said Landmark’s lie was a made in a “calm, complete and assured way” and was only one factor in his finding of guilt. Judge Collins said he found Moulden’s evidence to be generally consistent and if anything, Moulden was trying to protect Landmark. He said Landmark had owned the spray can, knew what was happening and had photographed Moulden spraypainting. Judge Collins also pointed to a damaging text message conversation between Landmark and an unnamed friend the day after the attack. The friend texted: “Saw your handy work on the filthy jew cematry [sic] g it made the news”. Landmark replied lmfao [laugh my f***ing ass off] which news lol [laugh out loud]”. Police have said the total cost of the damage is more than $27,000. - APNZ

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Hinds School pupils (clockwise, from top left) Meg Lill, Emily Wilson, Thomas Brooks and Tolani Olawale work on their eye tracking as part of the school’s perceptual motor programme.

Boosting their motor skills By Myles Hume Often physical and academic ability are thought of as separate entities, but Hinds School has found both play a significant role in the classroom. In 2011, two of the school’s teachers, Louise Gorman and Sonya Smith, went on a professional development course in Christchurch to learn about how perceptual motor skills and co-ordination benefitted pupils academically. It was an eye opener for the pair, who had seen pupils turn up to school, unable to hold a pencil, hop on one leg and others who could not locate body parts such as their shoulder or ankle. Coming back from the course

run by Moving Smart founder Gill Connell, the duo immediately sought equipment and the approval of the school to hold a perceptual motor programme twice a week to strengthen childrens’ motor skills. “We would sometimes get kids who could not move their eye along a line when reading, so with things like the eye tracker they are able to strengthen that,” Mrs Gorman said. “And if a child does not have core strength, how are they going to sit up in class?” Miss Smith also said several children did not know how to swing on monkey bars, which helped develop vital muscles for holding a pencil or crayon. Demanding several instructions during the perceptual motor programme also enabled

youngsters to withhold several ideas in the mind and teach them to obey the rules. Both teachers said there was no sure explanation as to why so many children lacked coordination, but believed there could be a lack of parental involvement, some relying solely on schools to ensure their child succeeded. Mrs Gorman said there had been a marked difference in concentration and the time it took to settle children as a result of the perceptual motor programme. “It’s definitely helping prepare them for school,” she said. The school will continue to run the programme twice a week for their junior pupils and for older pupils who needed further development.

Cold, damp add to residents’ overcrowding problems By Heather McCracken and Kate Shuttleworth Cold and damp conditions are adding to health problems faced by residents of overcrowded homes, an Auckland budgeting adviser says. An Otago University study released yesterday shows one in 10 hospital admissions for infectious diseases, including pneumonia, meningococcal disease and tuberculosis, were the result of overcrowded housing. Darryl Evans, the head of Mangere Budgeting Services, says health problems included other respiratory illnesses. He said said he had nine cases this year in which he’d helped clients move out of garages or overcrowded housing into better state houses or private rentals. “In almost every case somebody in the household, whether

it’s the children or the adults is suffering from really bad chest infections,” he said. “Overcrowding has been a major issue for people - we are consistently seeing children present with respiratory infections, chest infections and asthma. He said the quality of the housing was also to blame - cold and damp housing was leading to respiratory illnesses. Mr Evans had helped a family of eight move out of a single room in a lodge in the last month. He said there were 53 empty state houses in Mangere and 17 families he knew of in overcrowded housing and looking for a state house. Mr Evans said more state houses needed to be built that were fully insulated and had a building warrant of fitness. The Otago University study found children and Maori and

Pacific people were particularly affected. Lead researcher Professor Michael Baker said the findings highlighted the urgent need to address New Zealand’s severe shortage of affordable housing. The study showed crowding was an important risk factor for nine major types of disease, and estimated to cause more than 1300 hospital admissions a year, including some deaths. “Most of the diseases in the study have especially high rates in children,” Mr Baker said. “Children are more susceptible to meningococcal disease, gastroenteritis, pneumonia and most other infectious diseases, and our analysis shows that their risk is strongly associated with exposure to household crowding.” He said the study also showed stark health inequalities between ethnic groups. -APNZ

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Changes ‘law of the jungle’ By Simon Collins The latest version of the Government’s family law reforms will create a “law of the jungle” because many people won’t be able to afford justice, lawyers say. Parliament’s justice and electoral committee has made no concessions on a proposal to replace free counselling for separating couples with compulsory pre-court mediation by private dispute resolution services for a fee, expected to be about $900, on top of a $220 fee introduced last year for applying for a care-of-children order. It has also specified for the first time that couples arguing over who gets the children

will probably pay a third of the costs of reports ordered by a judge from psychologists or other experts, and all costs if a parent wants a second opinion. They will also have to pay an unspecified share of the costs of a lawyer for the children, although the bill greatly reduces the number of cases requiring lawyers for children by allowing judges to decide if it is necessary for a child’s wellbeing. Otago University law school dean Mark Henaghan, the lead author of Butterworths Family Law in New Zealand, said the fees would drive many parents to accept what the other parent or a mediator proposed, even if it wasn’t in children’s best interests, because they could

not afford to fight. “The law of the jungle means the more powerful party will dominate,” he said. “We are abandoning people to their own devices, which ends up in more fights, more arguments, and that has consequences for the children.” The Law Society’s family law chairman, Garry Collin, said provisions banning lawyers from acting for separating couples until after mediation, and then only at a judge’s discretion for an initial settlement conference, would not stop wealthy parents paying for legal advice outside the court but would bar partners on lower incomes from getting advice on legal aid. “Those who are wealthy will do just fine,” he said. “The poor

are often women who don’t have income, can’t pay for advice and won’t get it.” The select committee has allowed up to four hours of legal advice on legal aid before a dispute reaches court and up to three hours’ counselling before mediation. It says about 60 per cent of disputes going to mediation would qualify for aid. “People above the [legal aid] threshold would be required to arrange FDR [family dispute resolution] privately and pay for it themselves,” the committee said. “FDR is likely to be less expensive than hiring a lawyer and proceeding to a defended hearing in court.” - APNZ

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Garth’s balancing act comes to end By Sam Morton Ashburton Hospital boss Garth Bateup is staying put in Ashburton – having ended a two year balancing stint working in Ashburton and the West Coast. Two years ago, Mr Bateup was seconded to Grey Base Hospital, a transition that was intended to run through for only 10 weeks. As of last month, he was still there and since May 2011 he has split his time between the hospitals in Greymouth and Ashburton – in a consecutive management role. However, his time has finally come to an end – and days after days of travelling and juggling has come to a timely standstill – allowing Mr Bateup to focus on other areas in his patch. Mr Bateup will now put prime focus on his other portfolios – in Ashburton and rural Canterbury, such as the hos-

Garth Bateup pital rebuilds in Akaroa and Kaikoura. “It (the secondment) was never meant to be a long-term arrangement for the West Coast and obviously splitting my time between both areas wasn’t fair

to either one of them,” he said. “Going forward we do have quite a bit of work and a couple of projects in Akaroa and Kaikoura and hopefully there will be some announcements in Ashburton next week too. “It was mixed feelings finishing up over there, but the district health board is seeking to appoint a manager and after discussions with the CEO, we set a date for me to finish up and that happened to be at the end of last month,” Mr Bateup said. Although Mr Bateup said he was sad to leave Grey Base Hospital, he told the Guardian he was comfortable with what he had achieved during his time managing at the establishment. Some of the key changes Mr Bateup reflects on is the improved stability and permanent staffing at the hospital, better collaboration among staff, creating a welcome atmosphere at Grey Base Hospital

and implementing several key patient safety initiatives. “It was a challenging experience, but as I sit down and reflect on what I have achieved and been part of, I am happy with where I have left things,” he said. “It (the secondment) needed to come to an end and the staff in Greymouth are doing a fantastic job in sometimes difficult circumstances. I wish them all the best in the future.” But although it is farewell Grey Base Hospital, Mr Bateup’s link to Greymouth will never wane, having spent many years in the West Coast, before moving to Ashburton. “My interest in Greymouth and the West Coast will always be there, I’ll certainly be watching from a distance,” Mr Bateup said. An announcement on the Ashburton Hospital’s new theatre block is expected to be made next week.

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Demand growing for doggy day care By Carmen Hall Devoted Bay pet owners are spending up to $175 a week so their pampered pooches can be entertained while they work. Parents pay on average $5 an hour or $200 per week in a childcare centre or significantly less with a subsidy. While dog owners are not entitled to those perks, it has not stopped them from fronting up the cash for a dog sitter. Absolutely Precious Paws owner Lisa Hudson said demand for “doggy day care” had increased by about 50 per cent since she launched her business two years ago. The company has 100 dogs on its books and owners think nothing about paying upwards of $20 a day to ensure their pets are well looked after. Recreational activities included tennis, running on the treadmill, swimming, dress-up parties, nap time, walks and a bath on Tuesday. She said they had also

become a haven for misbehaving or naughty dogs. “Some people bring in dogs that have been getting into trouble while at home alone. It’s a good opportunity for the dogs to socialise with others and have fun.” Specialised “in-home care” had also taken off. Pet Partners owner Deb Bodger said she offered a boutique service and catered for up to four dogs a day at her house, at $35 per day. She was booked out. “It’s just growing and growing and growing,” she said. The company had taken on nine partners in Papamoa, Mount Maunganui and Tauranga, although not all of them did “in-home care”. Dog owner Anna Zandstra said she had no qualms about paying $23 a day for Millie to attend doggy daycare at Absolutely Paws, for 2 to 4 days a week. “Millie has been going since she was a puppy and the staff genuinely love the dogs. “After work it is just like picking up a child from daycare.” - APNZ


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Athlete dies in Tahiti A New Zealand athlete who collapsed after winning a race in Tahiti this week has died in hospital. Lesley Cantwell, 26, has been in critical condition in hospital in Papeete since Tuesday when she collapsed after winning the 5000m race walking title at the Oceania Area Track & Field Championships. Athletics New Zealand confirmed her death. Cantwell’s family flew to Papeete on Thursday to be with her. In a show of support to their team-mate, the other 50 athletes in the New Zealand team continued in the championships, which finished on Thursday night. Team manager Craig Motley said the athletes decided to wear arm bands and competed with Cantwell’s number written on their arms.

Lesley’s mother Jude was the New Zealand women’s 1500m champion in 1989, while father Shaun is the deputy principal at Fiordland College and a leading athletics coach. Athletics NZ chief executive Scott Newman said Cantwell felt unwell two hours after the race and collapsed while she was waiting for the medal ceremony. She was taken to the hospital where she remained on life support until she died at 9am yesterday. It was understood she suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage, or bleeding in the brain, although a post-mortem examination would be conducted to confirm this, Mr Newman said. Winning the Oceania title was the biggest result in her career and was a significant step in her goal to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games he said.

“This is a very sad time for Lesley’s family, friends and the team. “She will be sorely missed by all who knew her in the athletics world, but particularly the closeknit race walking community.” Cantwell, a member of Fiordland Athletic Club, was one of New Zealand’s top race walkers, having won numerous honours at New Zealand championships during her career, including two medals at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships in March and four medals at New Zealand Championship events in 2012. She won the New Zealand junior championship 3000 metres race walk title in 2006 and represented New Zealand in a trans-Tasman test match with Australia in Hobart in 2011. Cantwell leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter, Brooke. - apnz

Softballers may call new stadium home Ashburton’s softballers have been given the opportunity to be the first outdoor sporting code to call the EA Networks Centre their home. Mid Canterbury Softball Association made a submission to the Ashburton District Council’s annual plan asking for support to develop a permanent playing diamond at Argyle Park. The sport was growing rapidly in Ashburton and it was important a good, permanent infrastructure was put in place, the association said. While it was sympathetic to the aims of the association, Ashburton Mayor Angus McKay said Argyle Park was not the right place for softball, long term, but the playing fields of the district’s new

recreational stadium would be. “We should try and arrange things so they’re the first outdoor activity at the EA Networks Centre and because of that I’m against putting in an all-weather diamond at Argyle Park.” When the stadium was completed and the playing fields were constructed, Mr McKay said he wanted to see planning include an opportunity for softball. Until that time, the association could continue to use Argyle Park and facilities there would soon be improved with the construction of new changing rooms. “This will give the association two years to do a bit of fundraising for themselves for this,” he said.




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Provincial roads hold deadly claim More people by far died on Auckland and Waikato roads than anywhere else last year, but Gisborne and Wairoa had the most fatalities in proportion to their traffic loads. An analysis of Transport Agency data collected from 67 districts has revealed the deadliest parts of the country in terms of personal risk to road users. That is measured by the average number of millions of “vehicle kilometres” travelled between each crash in which people were killed or seriously injured. Although Waikato roads claimed 66 lives - more than a fifth of a national toll of 308 deaths the odds of being among the 10 people who died in crashes between the Wharerata Hills south of Gisborne and East Cape were almost twice as high as in the busier northern region. That is because Gisborne had one fatality for every 38.7 million kilometres travelled, compared with 76.5 million in the Waikato and a national average of 135 million, rendering it the deadliest of the country’s 16 regions. Wairoa was worse off still, with seven deaths occurring at a rate of one for every 17 million

kilometres and a serious injury every 6.3 million, making it the most dangerous district on both counts. Six of those deaths and 17 of the district’s 19 serious injuries occurred on state highways rather than local roads. Although four of the deaths were in one crash, the overall picture is fuelling concern about growing numbers of logging trucks and other commercial traffic after KiwiRail stopped running trains last year between Napier and Gisborne. Hawke’s Bay was the third most dangerous region, after Gisborne and second-placed Taranaki, and Opotiki on the other side of East Cape was the third deadliest district, after Wairoa and Ruapehu. Auckland, despite suffering 41 road deaths and 368 serious injuries, emerged as the second safest region after Wellington in terms of kilometres travelled on its roads - which amounted to 30 per cent of the national travel total. But Kaipara in Northland had the second highest number of serious injuries of any district after Wairoa for distance travelled - 28 at a rate of one for every 8.6 million vehicle kilometres. - APNZ

Safekids New Zealand is looking to promote scooter safety, with the number of scooter related accidents skyrocketing in the Ashburton District.

Scooter related accidents soaring By Myles Hume Bolstering safety precautions for Mid Canterbury youngsters who scooter to school has won the support of local principals, with one school leader saying it could be time to impose policies for the rejuvenated craze. Mid Canterbury youngsters are among the skyrocketing numbers involved in push scooter-related accidents since the rebirth of the popular mode of transport four years ago. Figures obtained by the Guardian found there were 87 scooter-related claims lodged with the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) last year in the Ashburton District, more than 17 times the number in 2008, which was just six. Mid Canterbury principals blame the dramatic rise in the popularity of scooters, which dominate school yards during lunch hours.


But the worrying number of accidents has prompted children safety advocates, SafeKids New Zealand, to take action, focusing on youngsters who use scooters to get to and from school. The organisation recently received $30,000 of funding to run a Safe2Skoot programme, sending information packages to schools throughout the country, promoting the use of helmets, along with awareness around driveways and when crossing roads. Tinwald School principal Peter Livingstone said he would not hesitate promoting the use of helmets and other safety measures for his pupils. He said the school did not enforce safety equipment because scooters travelled at a much lower speed than bicycles and had a lower centre of gravity. “(But) I would certainly support and promote anything for the wellbeing of children, it doesn’t mean we

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The Government will meet South Island iwi to recommend splitting the quota between longfin and shortfin eel in an effort to protect the endangered longfin eel The move comes in response to a report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright on the longfin eel. Dr Wright’s investigations into longfin eels found they were in trouble, facing extinction due to vulnerabilities in this lifecycle, when they breed at a late age and leave freshwater for the ocean. Longfin eel are the largest freshwater eel in the world and are found only in New Zealand.

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are responsible, but it’s saying that schools and families can work together to reinforce the message.” Ashburton Borough pupils have latched on to the scooter revolution, with principal Sam Winterbourn saying there had been no major incidents. He said the school had a helmet policy in place for pupils who bicycled to school, but it could be time to extend that. Safe2Skoot information packs will contain a policy document template that will help school principals implement a ‘no helmet-no scooter’ rule along with a promotional material that will encourage safe scooter behaviours when kids travel to and from school. “The injuries we see are similar to cycling injuries, such as falls and collisions resulting in head and facial injuries and fractures to the arm and wrist,” Ann Weaver, the director of Safekids New Zealand said.

The endangered longfin eel - steps are under way to protect it. Mr Guy said the Government She has recommended an had decided to establish an end to commercial fishing. international Primary Industries Minister independent, Nathan Guy and Conservation peer review panel to reassess Minister Nick Smith said the the data on longfin eels in Government would introduce order to get the best scientific interim measures in response advice. He said a decision on whethto the report. The Ministry for Primary er to suspend commercial fishIndustries would begin talks ing of the species would be with South Island iwi over the made once a final assessment eel quota, to better manage from the independent panel in November this year. - apnz both species.

Artists work on show at centre The work of Staveley artists Susie Millichamp and Jen Dearborn will feature in an exhibition opening at the Methven Heritage Centre today. The Colour of Light will feature watercolours by Ms Millichamp painted on location in Italy and high country land-

scapes in oils, watercolours and acrylic by Ms Dearborn. Largely a self-taught artist, Ms Millichamp has dabbled in drawing, painting and photography for many years. She has exhibited at a number of galleries, and now enjoys teaching painting one night a week.

Ms Dearborn started painting in 2009 when a change of career meant she had time to attend Methven artist Karen Smith’s art classes. She loves watercolours for their vibrancy and unpredictability. The Colour of Light will run to July 2.

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Environment Canterbury in Ashburton Rakaia weed control a grassroots initiative “This funding has given us increased confidence that the work we are doing is valuable for protecting our land. The works are also drawing together the local community.”

Many individuals and organisations, including Environment Canterbury, are taking responsibility for controlling pest plants in the Rakaia area. One such organisation is the Whitcombe Landcare Group, made up of 11 landowners in the upper catchment of the Rakaia River.

Local Rakaia people - in both the township and rural areas - can also play their part in pest control by identifying weeds on their own properties with the potential to damage the high country.

In 2004 the group identified the need to control a number of weed species which had moved from gardens into one of New Zealand’s most iconic high country areas.

The recent spread of weed pests such as cotoneaster, Himalayan honeysuckle, rowan, sycamore, blackberry, elderberry and false tamerisk shows they could pose a significant risk to native biodiversity.

Whitcombe Landcare Group member Donna Field says it initially applied for support funding from the Department of Conservation. “DOC’s Biodiversity Advice Fund set the ball rolling by funding a survey of the weeds and a potential control programme. Its Biodiversity Condition Fund helped us with initial control work,” says Ms Field.

You can get involved too. Check your garden to see whether any of these plants are present. They can be replaced with a non-native plant which does not spread beyond the garden gate or with a native species which will also provide food for birds. Garden nurseries throughout Canterbury can provide advice on what species to plant.

“Recently we received further funding from the Canterbury Water Management Strategy Ashburton Zone Committee’s Immediate Steps programme to fund another year of control works.

Children lead biodiversity project Environment Canterbury and the Honda TreeFund are working together to support schools and their communities who wish to protect, restore and enhance local biodiversity. Carew Peel Forest, an Enviroschool, applied for funding via the fund in July 2012. Students created a planting plan, sourced the best native plants for the area and researched how to plant and maintain such an important site, with advice from experts. Since their application was accepted, with the help from the school community they have made tremendous progress. What was a bare site now not only looks great but is already providing important habitat and food for native wildlife. Future projects include extending the site and making it suitable for native lizards.

Protecting endangered gulls Recent work has been done to protect endangered blackbilled gulls (tarāpunga) on the Ashburton River. The Ashburton River is one of the most significant rivers for braided river birds in Canterbury. The black-billed gull is the most threatened gull species in the world. Disturbing protected birds and destroying nests is an offence under the Wildlife Act 1953 which can result in imprisonment or a fine of $100,000. A one-month jail sentence was handed down to one local offender who recently pleaded guilty to Department of Conservation charges of destroying nests and disturbing a protected species when he drove into a 3000-strong colony of black-billed gulls last November. Steps have now been taken to bolster protection and enhance the gulls’ habitat. Environment Canterbury's Biosecurity team undertook pest control and river engineers blocked access to the site as a result of the vandalism. There are also prominent ‘Endangered Bird’ signs at a number of locations along the river. “This behaviour was totally unacceptable,” says Biodiversity Team Leader Dr Jo Abbott. “Unfortunately it’s not the first time a motorist has driven on to the river bed and destroyed nests and eggs of a very vulnerable species, which deserts its eggs or chicks if disturbed.

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“We also always need members of the public to keep an eye out and report to DOC or the police if they see any disturbance to the birds,” says Dr Abbott. Environment Canterbury has a wide variety of responsibilities in relation to braided rivers – managing riverbeds, and water flow and allocation; flood control works; biosecurity and biodiversity pest control; encouraging sustainable management, and habitat protection and enhancement.

Website explains water management


Have you heard of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy? Or perhaps you’ve heard of it but don’t fully understand how it works. Visit and simply scroll down and the story gets told. There’s also a Facebook page if you have any questions – visit CanterburyWater

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Staff Profile Jane Baker Position:

Resource Management Officer – Incident Response How long have you been with Environment Canterbury? I joined Environment Canterbury in August 2012. I have a background in agriculture and policing.

What does your job involve? I investigate the complaints that we receive via the Pollution Hotline within the Waimakiriri, Selwyn and Ashburton Districts. I deal with all kinds of issues - smoky chimneys, offensive odours, earthworks such as sediment entering a waterway, burning of contaminated materials such as plastics, treated/painted timber, stock in waterways, discharge of contaminants such as effluent or paint into a waterway, works within a river bed, discharge of contaminants onto land, and unconsented water takes. My role is a mixture of education and enforcement in order to find a resolution.

What is your favourite part of your job? I get to travel throughout our beautiful region and meet a large array of people. I see the amazing job Cantabrians as a whole are achieving environmentally, and I get to meet and speak with people who are very passionate about keeping our environment in a healthy state for future generations. If you would like to find out more about working for Environment Canterbury, head to our website and click "About us".

Environment Canterbury: Ashburton Office: 4 McNally Street, Ashburton, 7740. Phone: 03 308 7682 or 0800 324 636

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Bowel cancer survivor Roydon Leath.

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Twelve months ago Roydon Leath heard the four words everyone fears; ‘You have a tumour’. He shared his story with chief reporter MICHELLE NELSON – in the hope it will inspire others to undergo bowel cancer screening.

Bowel cancer survivor:


owel cancer survivor Roydon Leath is celebrating life. A year ago the 42-year-old noticed a tiny spot of blood, which ultimately saved his life. Eleven years earlier he had mentioned passing a small amount of blood some three months earlier to his doctor while on a routine visit. Dr Mick Tarry “delivered a sermon” on the importance of check-ups and warned Roydon not to ignore such symptoms. “Last year when I noticed a tiny splotch of blood I could hear him lecturing me,” Roydon said. Dr Tarry wasted no time in referring Roydon to a specialist in Christchurch, although he thought it was probably hemorrhoids. “The following week I had a colonoscopy – while I was drifting in and out (of consciousness) with the drugs I heard someone say there was something there.” Following the procedure Roydon found himself in the recovery ward with five others – four of them from Ashburton. From there he was sent for a scan. That was on Thursday. “I rang the doctor just after lunch on Friday, the receptionist said Mick will call you back,” he said.

‘If you’re over 40, have a check-up’

With a sinking feeling he called his wife Michelle, before she arrived at his office Dr Tarry returned the call, and delivered the shocking news. With the weekend ahead Roydon wanted more information; sitting around imagining the worst scenario wasn’t an option. At 7pm he spoke to his surgeon, and learned he had already been booked in for surgery. “He was 99 per cent sure

on its way – it had spread to the first nymph node,” he said. If not caught, Roydon’s life expectancy would have been four to five years. “This type of tumour shows very few symptoms, other than the tiny spot of blood there were none,” Roydon said. “There is no family history, I was reasonably fit and in good health, the doctors called it a ‘chance finding’ and said this type of cancer was often only

just held things together.” Because Roydon’s cancer was discovered early, chemotherapy was not necessary, and for that too he is grateful. He will have six-monthly blood tests and a full body scan every 12-months for five years. “For the next five years nothing can go wrong because I’m looked after a treat, I’m still under my surgeon because he has the power to make things happen straight away if neces-

This type of tumour shows very few symptoms

what it was without seeing the results of the biopsy (taken the previous day),” Roydon said. He was also told the tumour was in a “tricky place” and the surgery would involve “whacking out a big chunk of bowel”. Thankfully the Leaths had private health insurance, which enabled Roydon to be speed tracked into surgery within a fortnight. He lost 15cm of his large bowel and 12cm of the small bowel. Ten lymph nodes were also removed. When the biopsy results came in a few days later, Roydon learned he had dodged a bullet. “It (the cancer) was already

discovered during autopsies.” Emotionally it’s been a rocky ride for both Roydon and Michelle, but both know they have been extremely lucky. “I still think about it quite a bit – for a long time I went through the whole ‘what if’ thing.” The couple’s seven-year-old son visited Roydon in hospital a couple of times, but by and large was unaware of what was happening. “We are slowly filling him in on what happened to dad. I was sitting in hospital for 10 days thinking he came close to growing up without his dad. “Michelle was fantastic, she

sary” he said. “I’m as happy as Larry because I know they will be right on top of it. “I can deal with the cancer, but if I hadn’t noticed that tiny splotch of blood and acted quickly I would not have been here in 10 years and that still scares me. “I rang Mick (Dr Tarry) to thank him for getting on to it so quickly. “People think it will never happen to them – and I was one of those people. If this hadn’t happened I would never have considered I’d have been susceptible.” Roydon returned to his job as

operations manager at South Island Seed Dressing as soon as he was given the all clear, resuming the rigorous schedule he had previously kept up. However, a year down the track he is in a new office, taking things more quietly. “I hit the wall a few months ago after working non-stop since the surgery – rather than give myself time to get over it, I buried myself in my work. I realise now that I can’t work 24/7 anymore. My perspective has changed. “Now I’ve backed off to run the ship from behind the desk, and I’m looking forward to spending time with my family.” Insofar as telling his story goes, Roydon is happy to spread the word. “I’ve been genuinely and pleasantly surprised about the number of my friends who were willing to talk about it – I’ve had some good conversations,” he said. “My advice is if you’re over 40, get a check-up.” Roydon’s willingness to speak openly about his experience has resulted in a number of his friends and family members taking his advice. “The colonoscopy was absolutely painless – there is a stigma around it, but if I had to do it once a month I would.”

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What is bowel cancer?

Bowel cancer is cancer of any part of the colon or rectum. If it is not treated it will increase in size and may cause a blockage or can ulcerate leading to blood loss or anaemia. New Zealand has one of the highest incidences of bowel cancer in the world. Each year about 2700 people

are diagnosed with the disease and more than 1200 will die as a result – that equates to 100 people every month. Act quickly if you develop symptoms of bowel cancer. The earlier bowel cancer is caught, the easier it is to treat. Seventy-five per cent of bowel cancer is curable if caught early.

New Zealand has one of the highest incidences of bowel cancer in the world


Bowel screening Bowel screening involves a test for bowel cancer in people who do not have a personal or family history, or any obvious symptoms of the disease. If you have symptoms or a personal or family history of bowel cancer you should discuss this with your doctor. The aim of screening is to find very early stage bowel cancer or any polyps when they are easier to treat and cure. Bowel cancer can develop without any early warning signs. The cancer can grow on the inside wall of the bowel for up to several years before spreading to other parts of the body. Often very small amounts of blood leak from these growths and pass into the bowel motion before any symptoms are noticed. A test called a Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) can detect these very small amounts of blood in your bowel motion. The FOBT looks for minute amounts of blood in your bowel motion, but not for bowel cancer itself. The FOBT involves placing small samples of a stool or the toilet water surrounding a stool on special cards and sending them to a pathology laboratory for analysis. The results are then sent back to you and your doctor. The kit can be purchased for $60 at a participating pharmacy (Amcal, Unichem, Care, Life or Radius),, or through a secure online purchase. The test kit is simple to use and comes with clear instructions. For more information visit www.



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MMS - a helping medicinal hand By Sam Morton Pharmacists in Ashburton are going the extra mile for their patients, operating a homebased service to help people better understand their prescriptions. The Medication Management Service (MMS) initiative, funded by the Canterbury District Health Board and co-ordinated by the Canterbury Pharmacy Group, has been in full swing since last year, but pharmacies in Ashburton are relatively new to the programme and are enjoying the industry addition. Ashburton pharmacist Melissa West, of Unichem Pharmacy, has been offering the service for six months and said she was thrilled to be part of the system - describing the experience as “very rewarding”. “As a pharmacist, it’s really rewarding being able to help people understand how and why they should be taking their medicines and I see that as doing something really important, she said. “I think it’s great that we can sit down with them, in their home environment where they feel comfortable, and find out exactly what they are taking, why they are taking it and why.” Ms West, who is one of three accredited pharmacists able to offer the service at Unichem, hoped more people would take advantage of the free service and increase their understanding of prescribed and voluntarily taken medicines. She recalled a recent case involving a local man, who had recently been discharged from hospital. The man was prescribed several different medicines and by his own admission, he didn’t even know where to start. “He had just been discharged after a significant medical event and it was all just a bit overwhelming for him,” Ms West said. “With the MMS (Medication Management Service), it gives them time to absorb all the information in their own time and they know there is support close by for them – in line with the follow-up meetings we have.” The Medication Management Service will cover a range of

HOW IT WORKS - Show some interest, refer yourself or be referred by your GP or local pharmacist. - Initial meeting (about 30 to 45 mins) to talk to a pharmacist about your medicines. - Follow-up meeting (within a year of initial meeting) - Gain an understanding around why you take the medicines you do - Strictly confidential questions about medicines such as when is the best time to take them, are you having any problems with the medicines, do you have any concerns about the medicines you are taking, as well as reflect on important issues like remembering to take your medicines and the reasons for taking them. Unichem co-owner Rachel Eaton said she was delighted to be offering the service and was pleased three of her pharmacists were trained to deliver the service to patients throughout Mid Canterbury. “They have quite a few registered in Christchurch, whereas we currently have about one case a week, but we feel it will grow as the awareness is raised. It’s a case of letting people know this service is here and that it’s completely free,” she said. “A lot of people won’t particularly know about their medicines, so this is a chance for everyone to find out and make the most of that advice on hand.” The service is recommended to all patients over 16, particularly those subject to medicines for heart disease, diabetes, asthma and COPD. To register for the free service, patients can be referred by their doctor or refer themselves by speaking to their local pharmacist. Alternatively, patients interested in the new service can call Photo Kirsty Clay 070613-KC-029 the MMS team on (03) 353-9926, Unichem pharmacist Melissa West is one of three pharmacists available for the home-based, or pharmacy or email; – to based – Medication Management Service. sign up.

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From his desk at the offices of online auction site Trade Me, Daniel Bridges can see a slide, a pool table and two scooters. He reckons playing pool a couple of times a day helps him stay in the office and focused on his job. “I love work,” he says. Trade Me is among a growing number of New Zealand companies taking on board the philosophy that a fun workplace equals happy workers and higher productivity. Trade Me’s chief executive Jon Macdonald said he tried to provide a place that staff enjoyed coming to. “We’re providing a unique culture where everyone is very approachable, it’s easy to talk to people, it’s easy to make sure things get done rather than things getting mired in bureaucracy.” Rod Drury, who is the chief

executive of the online accounting software company Xero, said having a creative and relaxed workspace was becoming more prevalent in “techy” companies. “That’s what people expect they expect to have a nice kitchen and a place to play a bit of table tennis and good surroundings.” GrabOne chief executive Vaughan Magnusson said the staff were given latitude, but were expected to work hard and produce quality results. “The average person here would say it was a good place to work and a fun place to work.” The average age of staff working at the company is 32 and Mr Magnusson said young people expected a bit more from their workplaces. Research from Google and Deloittes has found flexible IT policies, such as allowing staff to bring their own devices to work, to work from home, and to use social media, are key to employee satisfaction. People who were happy with

their workplace IT were a third less likely to leave their company than those who were unhappy, the study found. Google is famous for its stimulating work environment and the internet giant’s Australian operation is a showcase of fun in where employees can take naps, play games, use social media and work from home. Registered psychologist Sara Chatwin said that in order for a relaxed work environment to work, there had to be the right team. “The big issue is finding the things that make employees feel good about themselves so they can be relaxed, so they can produce the goods and work well and efficiently.” Flexible IT solutions and allowing people to work from home was a great policy, Ms Chatwin said. But she said measures needed to be put in place to ensure employees were “working and not shirking”. -APNZ

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, June 8, 2013

Feature Mid Canterbury schools held their Board of Trustee elections this week, with nominated parents finding out their fate on Thursday. Reporter MYLES HUME reflects on the process and takes a look at the district’s new-look school boards.

Mid Canty’s parent representatives


he decision-makers of Mid Canterbury schools were set in stone this week. It was just a little over a month ago that schools across the country called for nominations, in search of parents who would best represent their child’s school on the Board of Trustees - with the bigger picture in mind. It took a while for Mid Canterbury parents to take interest, with a low number of nominees coming forward only days out from the May 16 deadline. It even prompted long-serving board representative Mike Farrell to call it one of the worst nomination periods he had seen. It’s not an easy gig, being a board member, they are tasked with governing the school, mak-


ing decisions on matters such as property, administration, finance, and disciplinary issues, among others. It takes time, up to 12 meetings a year, and many have spoken about the mountains of paperwork that come with the voluntary job. But one former board member Charlie Kelland, who stood on the Allenton School Board of Trustees for seven years, says it brings a lot of satisfaction and members contribute dramatically to the evolving school landscape. Several boards across Mid Canterbury only had enough nominations to fill the vacant positions, meaning they did not need to head to an election to source the best board. However, the district’s bigger schools, including the occasional

small school, did go to election, with the parent representatives finding out their fate on Thursday morning. It is a role some say may fly under the radar, but it has to be done. This year’s elections was something that probably did not gain the attention many schools would have hoped for with an underwhelming number of votes returned to schools holding elections. Some schools found more than half of parents did not vote, while Ashburton College only saw 300 votes counted, despite 1850 voting being packages sent out to parents. It led to one former Mid Canterbury principal, who did not want to be named, to say it appeared there was a sense of

apathy throughout the community, while others said it could be because parents were happy with the status quo – but either way you have to vote to keep people on the board. So from now, schools will look to meet with their principal and teacher representatives, select their chairpersons and expert co-opt members before dealing with the knitty gritty of running a school. It’s been a short, abrupt process, but several schools spoken to by the Guardian are pleased with the caliber of representatives on their boards. The principal may deal with the day-to-day running, but it the elected parents who are the voice of the community and enforce the direction of local schools.

RIGHT: National Young Farmers chief executive Richard Fitzgerald is excited to take on his new role on the Mount Hutt College/Lauriston School Board of Trustees.

Schools ‘ By Myles Hume


e may be one of Mid Canterbury’s busiest men, but Richard Fitzgerald says he has more than enough time to contribute to a place he considers “the heart of the community”. The National Young Farmers chief executive was elected on the Mount Hutt College/ Lauriston school board this week, the first time the father

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BOT representatives Mid Canterbury school Board of Trustee parent representatives:

Allenton School Jonathan Moore Sally Milner Gretchen Hart Andrew Leete Scott Parker

Ashburton Borough David Harford Robert Stevenson Mark Cook Rachel Rix Aaron Schmack

Ashburton Christian School Margaret Butler Louise Duke Jake Le Roux Joyce Stowell

Ashburton College David Rush Rennie Davidson Tania Rule Craig Hickman Mark Kennedy

Ashburton Intermediate Mike Farrell Steve Pearce Jane Kelly Matt Bubb Judy Diedricks

Carew Peel Forest Ian Hyslop Diana Scott Jan Finlayson Tracey Nelson Tristan Leov Sally Prattley

Chertsey School Richard McArthur Fiona McFall Yvette O’Shaughnessy Justin Watson Paula Gilbert

Dorie School Deborah Sloper Catrina Dolan Tanya Jackways Pete Wilcox Paco Mones-Cazon

Fairton School Nigel Smith Shane Cochrane Clive Chapman (Will be looking to co-opt members)

Hampstead School PHOTO SUPPLIED

‘the heart of the community’ of three has taken on the demanding role. With children at the college, spread from Year 7 to 13, it was them, along with his belief in quality education, that prompted him to add a heavy commitment to the school board into an already full diary. “I suppose I have always viewed schools as the heart of the community ... from my perspective if I can add value to the way schools run, then I’m

happy to be involved,” he said. With his demanding day-today job, Mr Fitzgerald said he would bring his management and personal development strengths to the table. “My background is about looking at things and challenging, asking if the status quo is the best, just because that’s the way you have always done it doesn’t mean it’s the best,” he said. With boards meeting at least once a month, Mr Fitzgerald

admitted his time-management skills would need to come to the fore, his schedule already clashing with school board commitments. However, he was excited with the team he was part of, featuring chairperson Carol Wilson and Mt Hutt ski area manager James McKenzie. “It’s a pretty chunky board, I was reading the profiles and they’re quite impressive, I think any school would be happy with that.”

Duncan Crozier Debra Ross Matiu Andrews Mark McQillan Natasha Green

Hinds School Carla Yeatman Anita Body Andrew Watt Jo Syme Warren Bent Richard Wilson

Longbeach School Dave Keating Karen Burrowes Peter Edwards Matt Galbraith Lyall Jemmett

Mayfield School Had to re-run election due to error

Methven Primary Mark Taylor Bruce Hood Amanda McGinity Gavin Braidwood Shane Stockdill Arna Wareing

Mt SomersSpringburn School Matt Adkins Madeline Brown Warren Bryson Nick Giera Kerry Harmer

Mount Hutt College/ Lauriston School Carol Wilson Todd Hunter James McKenzie Megan Henderson Richard Fitzgerald

Netherby School Paul Skinner Rachel Hyde Judy Diedricks Susan Harvey Jason Adamson

Our Lady of the Snows Hamish Monk Earl McSweeney Deidra O’Shea Blair Chapman Jackie Brown

Rakaia School Mike Jackson Adin Geeson Heidi Beattie Guy Aitkinson Amanda Beevor Andrew Slater

St Joseph’s School Jesse Dargue Mark Prendergast Dale Thomas Di Ness Brendan Davidson

Tinwald School Jane Kelly Marcus Schoonderbeek Nicky Horrell Tony Moore Jenny Muir

Wakanui School Catherine Leadley Julia Paton Chris Rickard Greg Roadley Simon Wallis Jeff Whyte


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Ski staff converge on Methven By Susan Sandys About 140 Mt Hutt staff, pumped for ski season, have converged on Methven for the winter. Having come from all corners of the globe and still suffering jet-lag, yesterday the staff were officially welcomed by Mt Hutt management at the Methven Heritage Centre. Among them were snowboard instructors 30-year-old Lucy Phillpotts of England, 27-yearold Chloe Keeney and 25-yearold David Chapman, both from America. Mr Chapman and Ms Keeney had met as they worked in Aspen

and independently chose Mt Hutt as their Southern Hemisphere winter destination, along with two other instructors from the American ski resort. Mr Chapman said for him Methven had been an obvious choice. “I had plenty of job offers from Australia but the snow here is better. I talked to plenty of Australians and New Zealanders, I asked them which place is better. New Zealand has more powder days than Australia. That’s why I wanted to come here because I figure the snow is better here.” He had also seen the snowboard film That’s It, That’s All, where the first scene is of Kiwi

guys hitting the back country. He could not wait to see Mt Hutt first-hand, although he had experienced it vicariously through YouTube videos. The ski area opens one week from today. “It’s going to be weird not having trees, it’s going to be weird having open spaces,” Mr Chapman said. Ms Keeney was also aware of the beauty of snowboarding country in New Zealand and had wanted to come to New Zealand ever since leaving high school. “It seemed like the best place you could go in the Southern Hemisphere for snowboarding,” she said. Ms Phillpotts had worked as a snowboard instructor in England

and Europe, and had visited New Zealand on holiday previously, and had always wanted to come back and work here. “When I came here last time, people were really nice and I loved the country it was just gorgeous. It’s really different to Europe.” Both Mr Chapman and Ms Phillpotts have found houses to rent with friends, but Ms Keeney is still looking. She said in the four days she had been here she had been actively looking every day, but to no avail. Mt Hutt Ski Area manager James McKenzie said the 140 staff welcomed yesterday would be among about 210 full-timers who would run the ski area this

New to Methven - Snowboard instructors (from left) Lucy Phillpotts, David Chapman and Chloe Keeney.

winter. About 60 per cent were returning staff, while 40 per cent were new. While a figure of 250 staff had been quoted in previous years, this included casuals and parttimers. Mr McKenzie believed the ski area would not need as many casual and part-timers this winter. This was because overlapping school holidays between New Zealand and Australian states caused “spikes” in guest numbers, creating demand for additional staff. However, there would not be as many overlapping school holidays this year, and guest numbers would be more spread out across the ski season.

Photo Kirsty Clay 070613-KC-001

Rental accommodation in short supply By Susan Sandys Methven real estate agents are turning away ski season workers in droves as they seek houses to rent for the winter. The Professionals property manager Rosa Harper said the situation was worse this year than last as winter houses had been rented out on a longterm basis due to increasing demand.

The shortage had created an opportunity for Methven residents to rent out spare bedrooms in their homes, for which they could receive from $130 to $150 per week, either including or excluding expenses. “I have a huge list of application forms,” Miss Harper said of skifield and other ski season workers hoping to rent houses for the winter. She had turned away “heaps and heaps and heaps” of work-

ers who had turned up in town this week. She had rented out two houses to skifield workers, but they were returning staff who had been on her books for years. Others just arriving in the town expecting to get a house for the winter were out of luck as she had no homes left. Many were staying in backpackers’ lodges, but they may not offer accommodation for the whole winter, so this would

mean workers would be left to look at alternatives, such as rooms in houses. Similarly, McGregor Real Estate property manager Brenda Smith has 35 rental properties on her books, but they are all full. She said in the last week she had filled three houses with ski season workers who had been in touch with her several weeks ago. Ski season workers applying after turning up this week were

finding themselves out of luck, although she had created a short waiting list. “It seems bad every year,” Mrs Smith said. “But obviously they all get beds somewhere.” Mt Hutt Ski Area manager James McKenzie said there was a shortage of houses due to demand for long-term rental properties, however he believed there was plenty of rooms and boarding situations available.

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Weekend 56 - The Warriors went on

a try-scoring spree on Monday night as they toppled the Brisbane Broncos 56-18 at Suncorp Stadium. The Broncos were without their State of Origin representatives and the game will likely be remembered for Warriors prop Russell Packer being caught on camera relieving himself before kick-off.


- It may have only been a practice match ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy, but Australia were rolled for 65 during the week by India. In need of 309 to win from their allotted 50 overs the Baggy Greens were shot out in 23.3 overs as only two players made double figures. Hardly the ideal warm up.


- Black Caps opener Martin Guptill blasted 330 runs in New Zealand’s 2-1 victory over England in their recently-concluded oneday cricket series. With scores of 38, 189 not out and 103 not out, Guptill scored his runs at better than a run-a-ball and was virtually unstoppable.


The Black Caps will be hoping the right-hander can carry that sort of form in to the Champions Trophy.

Origin quotes


- San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan may be 37 but it didn’t stop him from putting up an impressive individual effort during game one of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat yesterday. The veteran scored 20 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out four assists as the Spurs beat the Heat 92-88 to take a 1-0 lead in the Finals.

12,380 - Figures

released this week by the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed the official crowd figure of UFC 160 held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena late

last month was 12,380. The action-packed mixed martial arts card saw Kiwis Mark Hunt and James Te Huna both lose their respective bouts.


- NSW skipper Paul Gallen landed two clean shots to the melon of Queensland secondrower Nate Myles during the opening State of Origin encounter on Wednesday. After plenty of early niggle, the pair exchanged words before Gallen started unloading. NSW went on to win the game 14-6, while the brawl between Gallen and Myles was one of the major talking points.


- The All Blacks and France will meet for the 52nd time tonight when the teams do battle at Eden Park. The match is the first of three in the series.


- The Houston Astros made hometown pitcher Mark Appel the No 1 pick in this year’s Major League Baseball draft yesterday when they selected the Stanford University 21-year-old. Appel was drafted eighth overall last year by the Pittsburgh Pirates but didn’t sign with the team and returned to Stanford for his senior year before the Astros picked him up second-time around.


- The New Zealand men’s sevens team have an impressive record on the world series circuit but they haven’t won the World Cup since 2001. Coach Sir Gordon Tietjens named his 12-strong squad yesterday for this month’s global tournament that will be held in Russia.  - APNZ

Set of six from the NRL By Michael Brown

Game of the Week

Warriors v Manly Not long ago Manly and the Warriors were meeting in the grand final but one club has gone south since then. Even though the Warriors captured the attention of audiences on the other side of the Tasman on Monday night with their shellacking of Brisbane - as well as Russell Packer’s pre-game antics - Manly will still start as favourites and history suggests they will win. They haven’t lost to the Warriors since Stacey Jones made his comeback appearance at Brookvale Oval in 2009 and won 11 of the last 13 meetings between the two clubs. #

Nappy brain

Surely some advertising guru has thought of the idea of using Russell Packer to advertise nappies and incontinence

Standout captions from last week’s odd pictures

pads with his slogan, ‘when u gotta go u gotta go’. There has to be some commercial value in Packer’s little tinkle on Monday night. He’s got this image of being a Warriors hard man but maybe he really has a softer (and absorbent) side. #

Packed in

Packer was at the centre of a joke shared with the 80,000-strong crowd at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night for the first State of Origin match when Australian comedian Vince Sorrentis told the crowd NSW were going to do to Queensland what Packer did to Suncorp Stadium on Monday night. The Blues didn’t exactly do that, in a metaphorical sense, in a tight eight-point win but they hold a wee advantage. #

Lets Gone Warriors

The bearded Warriors prop has dominated discussion around the Brisbane game but there’s also been a fair bit of chatter about the nonsensical sign held by a fan in the crowd at Suncorp Stadium, ‘lets gone Warriors’. Forums have

“I wish I’d shaved now, rather than take on the mud hair removal treatment.” - Kevin M

been debating whether there was some hidden meaning or the joke worked on a different level. Sadly, it would seem, it doesn’t but it prompted the classic jibe about raising the IQ of both countries when Kiwis cross the Tasman. # Set of Six The top six teams have been found for the Warriors Cup (Auckland high school competition) with Steve Price’s Mt Albert Grammar sneaking in by virtue of a better points differential over Tangaroa College, who they beat 22-10 in their final round robin game. Kelston and St Paul’s went through unbeaten and are joined by Westlake, MAGs, Sir Edmund Hillary College and Otahuhu College. #

after also whacking him in the chops during a tackle. It was, in Gallen’s eyes, retribution for Myles’ dodgy tackling style and labelled by NSW coach Laurie Daley as “a great Origin moment”. It might not have been so great if he had been sent to the bin and opened the way for Queensland to launch a comeback. # Sunday Warriors v Sea Eagles Mt Smart Stadium, 4pm Refs: Ben Cummins, Brett Suttor TAB: Warriors $2.10 Sea Eagles $1.67

Myles of uses

Paul Gallen’s cheap shot on Nate Myles in Wednesday night’s Origin match again highlighted why rugby league should bring back sin binning. Gallen, who will miss a match through suspension, unleashed a couple of jabs on Myles

“Lionel is committed to introducing archery to the ice rink.”  - Margaret H

“This is my third attempt at

the pole vault record, out of my way everybody”- Margaret H

“He’s been twisting my knee every tackle ... He’s been doing it series after series,” - NSW skipper PAUL GALLEN complains to the referees about Queensland enforcer Nate Myles after a fight between the pair just before halftime in Wednesday night’s opening clash. * * * * “Nate Myles has been the dominant forward in Origin for the past couple of years and someone had to stand up to him,” - GALLEN looks to downplay his fists of fury when asked shortly after the end of the match about the blows that he landed on Myles. * * * * “I don’t have to tell you some of the things he’s done to our players,” GALLEN went into more detail about his issue with Myles in the post-match press conference. * * * * “That’s a great Origin moment as far as I’m concerned,” - NSW coach LAURIE DALEY’s take on the blows Gallen landed on Myles. * * * * “We’re going to go up there and everyone is going to hate us and they’re going to want to rip our heads off,” - GALLEN on the challenge awaiting his side when they clash with their Queensland counterparts in Brisbane on June 26. * * * * “NSW came out a million miles an hour and we couldn’t stick with them,” - Queensland enforcer SAM THAIDAY admits his side was outplayed and “outenthused” by NSW in the first half. * * * * “My overwhelming feeling is that I want the players to enjoy it but if I am being really negative we did some things not so well,” - DALEY was not entirely satisfied after his Origin coaching debut. * * * * “It’s always a difficult situation having someone on the bench you don’t use. But we told him that from get go, I just couldn’t get him into the game,” - DALEY on leaving Josh Reynolds on the bench for the entire contest on Wednesday night. * * * * “We just got beaten to the punch, with our start,” Queensland coach MAL MENINGA on the Maroons’ poor start.  - AAP

“All together now . . . Give Me The Ball!!”  - Terry M

“The bear wins this hole. No argument from me.”  - Margaret H

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SPORT • Old rivals face off

‘All good’ for Tour By Jonathan Leask Ashburton cyclist Hayden Roulston will ride in the Tour de Suisse looking to book a place in Tour de France. The nine day tour of Switzerland, that starts on Sunday (NZ time), is a potential springboard to Roulston riding in the Tour De France for Radioshack Leopard Trek. “I’ve had a great season so far. Really consistent and have been happy. Now I feel at a high level so the next few weeks are really important moving forward,” Roulston said. “The form’s great too after 16 hard stages in the giro.” Roulston’s last stint on the bike ended with a premature finish to the gruelling Giro d’Italia, pulling out before the start of the 17th stage with respiratory problems and a reoccurrence of an ear infection. “The giro was actually great until I got sick. “I went in to the tour really underdone but with some key sessions under my belt. I felt super though but was fighting illness after two weeks. I was on antibi-

The battling Northern Mystics have lost their third defender for the year as their season of woe continues. Young goal keep Jess Moulds has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a back injury, leaving the Mystics’ already depleted defensive stocks bare after the withdrawal of captain Anna Harrison (pregnant) and Charlotte Kight (torn Achilles). But Mystics coach Ruth Aitken has faith her side can adjust to a new defensive line-up after plenty of practice this season with injury disruptions. - NZH

otics and just had to stop as the cold weather was only making things worse. “It was hard stopping but in the end I had no choice.” After pulling out he has been able to recuperate to be “all good now” and ready to prove himself in Switzerland to ride on the tour for the first time since 2009. “I have a good chance. “I feel in the best shape of the season to be honest and am looking forward to Suisse in what is the final race before the Tour de France.” Joining Roulston in Switzerland is the team’s marque rider Fabian Cancellara, and sees the return of Andy Schleck, who missed last year’s Tour de France after a crash left him with a broken pelvis, to Europe after spending the start of the season racing for the team in America.

• Hunt still in the mix Mark Hunt hasn’t lost any confidence following his knockout loss to Junior dos Santos at UFC 160 in Las Vegas last month. The Kiwi mixed martial arts fighter is spending the next few weeks in New Zealand as he catches up with family following his heavyweight clash with the No 2-ranked dos Santos that was high on entertainment and heavy strikes. Hunt has been given a mandatory standdown period from doctors following the brawl, which earned ‘Fight of the Night’ honours, and will spend the next few - APNZ months resting up.

Showdown at Roland Garros

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Maria Sharapova

Serena Williams blitzed hapless Sara Errani 6-0 6-1 in just 46 minutes yesterday to reach her second French Open final, where she’ll face defending champion Maria Sharapova for the title. The American top seed, who won her only Roland Garros crown on her last final appearance in 2002, will be playing in her 20th career Grand Slam championship showdown after stretching her current winning streak to 30 matches. In contrast, Sharapova had to survive a gruelling test to reach the final for the second straight year with a 6-1 2-6 6-4 defeat of Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka. In a disjointed match opposing two of the biggest hitters in women’s tennis, the defending champion opened the semi-final in style, then lost her way for a set and finally, on the back of a 35-minute rain delay, resumed control. Azarenka, bidding to become the first woman since Jennifer Capriati in 2001 to win the Australian and French Opens in the same year, can count herself unlucky to have seen her momentum halted by the rain, but

Sharapova was marginally the better player. “I really had to play to the end today and I am extremely happy to be back in the final,” said Sharapova. “(The rain delay) gave me a little bit of time to think of what I did well in the first set and try to get that back again for the third.” Azarenka agreed that the rain delay had not helped her cause. “I think the break kind of changed the momentum, for sure,” she said. “When we got back out I kind of didn’t start the same way I was playing in the second set. “I was just trying to make things happen too quick and started missing the ball.” Williams, at 1.75m and 70kg, was just too powerful for Errani, the runner-up in 2012, but whose slight stature of 1.64m and 60kg was never going to intimidate the American. Williams blasted 40 winners to Errani’s two while the Italian won just five points on the American’s serve. “I told myself: ‘Serena, just concentrate’ and that’s what I did,” said Williams, who had been pushed to three sets and almost two hours by quarter-final opponent Svetlana Kuznetsova. “Against Maria, I will have to prepare slightly differently. She’s a great player. But it’s magnificent to be back in the final after 11 years.” The 31-year-old will start Saturday’s final as the comfortable favourite as she holds a 13-2 career lead over Sharapova with the Russian’s - AFP last triumph coming nine years ago.

Volvo refutes V8 racing claims Despite rumours to the contrary, Volvo say they have no plans to join the V8 Supercars championship. The Swedish manufacturer was believed to be the next car giant aiming to join the Australian motorsport competition after Nissan and Mercedes’ inclusions in this year’s championship. It’s thought Garry Rogers

Motorsport is the team that is hoping to race Volvos in the future, with the company’s S60 model seen as the most likely fit. S60 racing programs already exist in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship and the Pirelli World Challenge in the United States. But Volvo is denying they’re preparing to add V8s to those


international programmes. “Volvo Car Australia is constantly looking at a range of partnerships and, like a number of automotive manufacturers, is fully aware of V8 Supercars Car of the Future strategy, but we have no plans to go motor racing,” a Volvo spokesman told motorsport website Speedcafe. com.

Garry Rogers also denied he was lining up a link with Volvo, but did say he is working to secure a factory deal for his team. Volvo won the 1986 Australian Touring Car Championship while its Super Touring programme in Australia secured the 1998 Bathurst 1000.  - AAP

• Aussies the key Let’s be unequivocal: New Zealand’s paramount match at the Champions Trophy comes on Wednesday night against Australia. Much will be made about the importance of starting strongly against Sri Lanka, but forget that if you’re looking for a clutch match to watch. Regardless of the result against Sri Lanka, New Zealand will face either a battle for survival or a chance to play for top in the group when they meet Australia. Making it more intriguing is New Zealand’s record against Australia in ODIs at neutral venues: one win from 18 matches over more than 25 years. It was a significant one - a win at Cardiff in 1999 against a side that went on to win the World Cup. Geoff Allott took four wickets and Roger Twose made an - HOS unbeaten 80.

• Good run ‘will end’ Fernando Alonso yesterday warned Sebastian Vettel that his run of good luck will come to an end sooner or later. Two-time champion Spaniard Alonso told reporters ahead of this weekend’s Canadian GP that the Red Bull man had been lucky this season, but that will change. Alonso said: “We have two points more now than last year and we were leading the championship last year at this time. So in a way, we are doing better than last year. But, what is a little bit out at the moment are the points that Sebastian has scored. Unlucky races come to everyone and will come to him as well. It came to Kimi in Monaco with the accident and we are only five points behind him. So, it will come to Sebastian.”- AFP

• No inspiration needed Defending his first NBA title is motivation enough for superstar LeBron James when the Miami Heat face the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. “I’ve lost enough,” James said on Wednesday. “I don’t need any more fuel from losing in the finals. I’ve lost two finals.” “King” James won his fourth NBA Most Valuable Player award this sea- AFP son.


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The road to Rio By Jonathan Leask

Alex Hooper embarks on his biggest cycling quest yet, bound for Belgium on Monday. Hooper flies to Belgium to begin his preparations to compete for New Zealand in the World Junior Track Championships in Glasgow in August. “I spend a month with a Belgian under 19 team alongside Connor Stead,” Hooper said. “It will mainly be for training, but I’ll have six or seven races.” He has already been putting in the hard yards, training since March. “I had a few weeks off after the nationals just to relax and it’s been pretty full on since March. “We have had a couple of training camps and putting a lot of hours on the road.” Hooper continues his

preparations in Belgium over the next month before they lift another notch. “In July the rest of the New Zealand team arrive and we move into the Bike NZ base in Oudenaarde in Belgium to prepare for the junior worlds in August. “We’ll have three to four days a week on the track with road sessions and the odd race. “Usually the racing is kermesse, which are one day road races, so we’ll be trying to look after ourselves but also get a lot of experience.” The team are still awaiting confirmation of what events they will contest, with Hooper eyeing up the kilo and individual pursuit, in which he is the national under 19 champion of, and he also hopes to be a part of the four-man team pursuit. Having already represented New Zealand in the Oceania Track Cycling

Championships in Adelaide last year Hooper is expecting this to be a bigger challenge and hopefully create more opportunities. “The junior worlds will be a big step up. “From the Oceania championships I came a long way in the two months to the nationals championships in my performance, but this will be huge taking on the best juniors in the world. “I want to put in some really good performances before I step up to the elite level. “Hopefully I’ll go to the Oceania championships again this year which are in Invercargill this year, but at elite level and get into the road to Rio programme, with the Rio Olympics being the ultimate goal.” The junior worlds are the start of Hooper’s road to Rio 2016, however, the championships are being

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Alex Hooper is bound for Belgium on his road to Glasgow to represent New Zealand in the World junior Track Championships.

held at the new Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome from August 7-11 that will be used for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with the second year New Zealand junior representative given an outside chance at a return trip.

“We have been told that if we performed well enough we could come in contention which would be huge, but it would have to be a big effort.”



New country, new colours By Jonathan Leask

Jason Christie announced a move to the OCBC Singapore Pro Cycling Team during the week, and will don his new team’s colours for the first time in the Tour of Korea on Sunday. Christie had known he was making the move to the new team since making the deal in January. but had to keep it under wraps until his arrival mid-week, and despite the long wait he is excited about his new endeavour. “I am really happy to come to the OCBC Singapore,” Christie said from Singapore. “We race all the UCI Asia tour races which consists of a lot of tour racing, which means it provides a lot of opportunities to

chase results and support team mates also.” Christie had become frustrated during his time in Europe which led to him accepting the team’s offer at the start of the year. “I wanted a change from Europe for several reasons and a major one was the support from teams in Europe. “With OCBC I get great support, a great racing calendar and the opportunities to chase a lot of personal results in all the tours that we do.” With his services not required until June he had six months to fill in, so went to Europe for an “extended training block” before heading to Asia this week and is straight into action this weekend. “I will just be trying to get into racing again and look to help the

team as much as possible. “The last month I haven’t raced but I have had a lot of good training, so hopefully in no time I will be back into race mode, chase a few stage wins in the

I am chasing a career doing something I love and enjoy

tours and possibly a high GC result in some as well.” He took time to adjust to European living and will now have to re-adjust to life in Asia. “It’s my first time in the city

and I already love the place. “But after only a day here we were off to race the Tour of Korea. “It is looking like I will be on the road most of the time going from race to race and when there is time I spend in Singapore the team will put me up in the hotel.” He hasn’t wasted any time getting on the bike for his new team and one of Christie’s main concerns in Europe was the limited preparation, often having only a few days’ notice before a race, but he is already organised for the next few months. “They have already given me a list of races I’ll do so I can set my training accordingly to turn up ready to go. “With all the support, it is easy

to be happy and chase some goals.” His goals are that of any aspiring cyclist, to ride in the major tours on a major team and he is well on his way. “I am chasing a career doing something I love and enjoy. “I ride a bike day in and out and get to see some pretty awesome stuff along the way. “It is not easy as a lot of time goes into training, resting and a strict lifestyle which means missing out on a lot of stuff other people my age do over their weekends. “But even with talent and training, the support from the Ashburton community over the years has been incredible and without that I would not have been as far as I have been today.”


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Perry to miss his French connection By Jonathan Leask

An ankle strain has kept Mid Canterbury’s Tim Perry from facing the French in the Blues mid-week match on Tuesday. It will be the first time a New Zealand Super Rugby franchise has played an international team, but Perry will be watching on from the stands after the prop strained his ankle in the Blues’ 28-38 loss to the Highlanders last weekend. “My ankle’s still bit dicey and the medical team ruled me out for the match to get it right for the end of the month,” Perry said. “I made a tackle and had my foot planted and then someone landed on it, pushing it inwards.” “It’s pretty disappointing.

“It would have been a great opportunity to play an international side.” Perry, who started the last four games for the Blues, is one of several would-be starters unavailable for the match. Sir John Kirwan is also without six of his front line players away with the All Blacks as well as Ali Williams and Luke Braid, who are both being rested, which has had hooker James Parsons set to captain the new-look Blues for the first time. “At the start of the year I just wanted some game time, and to get the opportunity to captain the Blues is just a huge honour,” Parsons said. Kirwan could easily have been tempted to use the match as a training run but said he was treating the match as he would any other, ensuring all the preparation

Body language is big business in any sport, but especially for a playmaker like Aaron Cruden as the All Blacks start their annual test programme. These days he carries that confidence with aplomb. He knows his game much more, he trusts his work and the experiences he has been through since his awkward start three years ago. That translates into a certainty about his ability and his place in the topline of international five eighths. Across town, his French rival Camille Lopez will be stewing about his debut tonight at Eden Park, just as Cruden did when he began a test for their first time in Sydney. That was a tough night for the 21-year-old in what had been an extraordinary ascension after his health troubles. Three years on, Cruden’s game is purring. He is a small yet commanding presence with all the self-assurance and weapons to guide the All Blacks around the track. The five eighths has been in rare touch this season, outshining an array of illustrious rivals in most spheres of the game as he has led the Chiefs through the Super 15 series. A simple accolade that he is pushing Daniel Carter hard, says it all. When Carter cracked a bone in his hand, a decision about his replacement for this duel with France, was quick and fertile. Cruden would start his 21st international. For his entire test career Cruden has been one of the backup posse to Carter. This year he is THE deputy,

1. Sam Prattley 2. James Parsons (C) 3. Ofa Tu’ungafasi 4. Anthony Boric 5. Culum Retallick 6. Kane Barrett 7. Brendon O’Connor 8. Peter Saili 9. Jamison GibsonPark 10. Baden Kerr 11. George Moala 12. Jackson Willison 13. Malakai Fekitoa 14. Frank Halai 15. Marty McKenzie. Reserves: 16. Quentin MacDonald 17. Angus Ta’avao 18. Liaki Moli 19. Ronald Raaymakers 20. Sean Polwart 21. Chris Noakes 22. Tevita Li 23. Wayne Ngaluafe

will be done to produce a quality performance against one of the world’s leading international teams. “There’s absolutely no way I’d take it any other way,” Kirwan said. “These guys that are putting on the Blues jersey have an incredible responsibility to be the first New Zealand franchise to front up to an international team. “We have to compete and we have to play well, otherwise these games won’t be put in the schedules and I think we all like them. “I’m really excited about it.”

Cruden in command By Wynne Gray

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and creating some real heat on the nation’s greatest five eighths. Cruden hopes he is pushing Carter. He is ambitious and wants to earn the No 10 jersey by right or circumstance. He’s read and heard all the stories. I always want to start in every team, he said. If I don’t, then I have to make sure those who do, are ready. You also have to be prepped because if someone gets hurt, you have to step up. I have never been one to be fond of the backup tag, but I just bide my time and try and put in quality performances and that’s all I can do. This season there has been no sign from Cruden of the nerves which can invade five eighths, none of the anxiety and pressure points like the angst which invaded Quade Cooper’s limbs at the 2011 World Cup semi-final. Advances in Cruden’s game have been marked while he has shed much of the strapping which accompanied him in the early stages of the year. His running game, dexterity and desire to take on the line remain while his greatest improvement may be in game management and his kicking game. He has added considerable length to his tactical kicks while his goalkicking has been a powerful weapon. The 24-year-old has always played with his radar on widescreen, and has added extra prudence about his judgments on when to attack, run, kick or call moves. His interaction with Ma’a Nonu is the unknown. At times Nonu has smothered some less experienced teammates, but his mixed work this year and Cruden’s growing sen-

Aaron Cruden: Three years after an awkward start to his All Blacks career his game is purring iority should have that sorted. The five eighths will link with his old Manawatu halfback buddy Aaron Smith and that historical association should boost both men. They are small men in the Lilliputian rugby world and France will want to test their defensive clout. Cruden expects that. It has never been any different for him.

“That is something I have lived with for my whole life,” he said. “I am not the biggest bloke as you can see but you can make up for it. “You have lots of enthusiasm, get off the line quickly and drop the ball carrier fast. “I know I am not going to be the guy putting in the big shots, I will not be physically dominating guys. “But physically dominating guys in my position looks like going low, chop tackles, getting guys to ground quickly so that our loosies can get on the ball. At the Chiefs, coach and mentor Dave Rennie, Wayne Smith and Andrew Strawbridge all see different aspects of the game. They each deliver those perspectives to Cruden for his analysis. It seems to work, he said. You’d think there would be a few arguments and a few disagreements but we just take the best out of everything. They all bring their own mantras to Cruden. Defensive coach Smith will talk to him about how a player’s character shines out on defence and turning that resilience into gold. They work on technique and footwork so tackles are effective. It takes its toll, but victories are a great balm for that pain. Heading into his fourth season as an All Black, Cruden’s work at Eden Park tonight will be one of the keener inspection points of the game. He accepts that as standard for any five eighths. I feel confident, I understand my roles, now we need to get excited, he said. We all know how to play rugby, you just have to make sure it doesn’t get on top of you or burn - NZH you.

• Quade has no qualms Quade Cooper insists he’ll harbour no resentment if good friend Kurtley Beale is called into Wallabies camp next week at his expense. Cooper will tonight captain the Queensland Reds in his final audition for a place in Robbie Deans’ 31-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions in the upcoming threeTest series. It seems that only a brilliant performance under immense pressure at five-eighth against the Lions at Suncorp will see the 38-Test playmaker called up by Deans on Tuesday. The coach will add six extra players, with one almost certain to be the sidelined Digby Ioane, to his current 25-man squad and Beale is among the favour- AAP ites for a recall.

• Cleared of biting Irish prop Cian Healy has been cleared of a biting charge but his continued involvement in the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia remains in grave doubt. After a two-and-ahalf hour hearing in Brisbane yesterday, judicial officer Nigel Hampton QC found insufficient evidence to support allegations Healy bit halfback Brett Sheehan during the Lions’ 69-17 win on Wednesday. While the decision clears Healy, he has been sidelined by a serious ankle injury and Englishman Alex Corbisiero is expected to replace him in the Lions. - AAP

• Discipline required Recently retired Wallabies lock Nathan Sharpe has preached the importance of discipline when the inevitable fireworks go off in the three-Test rugby series against the British and Irish Lions later this month. Sharpe, who logged 116 tests before finishing up last year, is a lineout consultant to the Wallabies. Previous series between Australia and the Lions have been punctuated by flashes of temper and Sharpe expected the same this time around.- AAP

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No excuses, says Read By Wynne Gray

As a 12-year-old, Kieran Read went to Eden Park to watch his first All Black test. His Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder made his run-on debut on the blindside that day in 1998 as the All Blacks, captained by another No 8 Taine Randell, belted England 40-12. Read will lead out the All Blacks tonight for the first time at home while regular skipper Richie McCaw continues his comeback to full fitness after his sabbatical. The 27-year-old Read was at the park yesterday as his side went through their final dress rehearsal for the start of their three test series with France. As those drills unfolded, a lunch attended by McCaw continued to honour the park’s centenary. Later Read wandered across to talk to a much larger media gathering than he usually encounters before Crusader matches. He was in strong voice and in no doubt about what he expects from his side. “The first test we have to get it right,” he said. “No real excuses from our point of view so we will be looking for a really good performance.” Naturally he was excited about leading his country again after doing the job for the first time in the 42-10 win against Italy last year in Rome, but his focus was all about personal

and team performances. Expectations within the All Blacks and from the public were all about a strong showing. Read first watched that as a teenage Blues fan.

His Counties allegiance and support for champion wings Jonah Lomu and Joeli Vidiri ensured that before he headed south. His 49th test will be his domestic test leadership debut with plenty of family and friends there to watch the special event. There had been a real buzz about this week’s work and Read thought the group was gelling well. There had been slight differences for him with his additional

duties but he felt comfortable and ready for work. It was a massive honour to captain his country at Eden Park because it was a ground which held a lot of special memories for him and his family. So was this really his true home ground, his spiritual rugby arena? Read delivered a strong laugh and a camouflaged response. “With a black jersey on, it is certainly special and with a huge crowd that turns up it makes it an awesome occasion,” he said. Seasoned hooker Keven Mealamu would lead the All Black haka before referee Wayne Barnes blew time on. Read delivered the usual responses about France. They would bring a serious assault up front and try and rattle the All Blacks there. “I think they have been working away on their scrum and that is always their biggest threat and we expect that to come from them,” he said. The All Blacks wore a specially embroidered training kit which resembled South Sydney league colours, for their last training session. Opposing captain Thierry Dusautoir was a very talented opponent, hugely respected in world rugby and players always wanted to test themselves against the best. “He is very good. Good luck to him but not too much,” Read said. - NZH Left: All Blacks Luke Romano and Kieran Read get into their work at training this week.

Nikau attacks Honesty key to ‘old boy network’ Locke’s revival By Steve Deane Kiwis legend Tawera Nikau has hit out at the lack of Maori representation on the New Zealand Rugby League board. Nikau, who is Kiwis selector, was short-listed for the board’s “league knowledgeable” position but missed out to incumbent vice-chairman Ray Haffenden. Another director, Gary Fissenden, was also reappointed, and Nikau believes their retention is a case of an old boys’ network looking after itself. “I know Ray has done a lot in the game over the years but moving forward you’ve got to have some foresight,” he said. “It seems like they reappointed the same old guys to do the same old thing.” Nikau was most perturbed at the continuing absence of Maori representation on the board of a sport with a significant Maori player base. “One of the key things I have an issue with is that there are no Maori directors on the board - around 70 to 80 per cent of our players are Maori.” Pacific Islander Iva Ropati and Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon - who is Chinese but speaks Maori - are on the seven-member board. Nikau, who said he was asked to withdraw after being unable to

meet an interview date because he was overseas, described the appointment process as “bullshit”. But NZRL chairman Scott Carter rejected the accusation of cronyism as “nonsense”. Every effort was made to ensure the board reflected the game’s diversity, he said. “The fact is we run a meritocracy, where first and foremost people have to be directors. They have to have the ability to sit around the table.” A recent survey of 87 national sporting bodies found Maori and Pacific people filled 6 per cent of governance roles while contributing up to 50 per cent of the player base in the likes of rugby and netball. The study’s author, Dr Ryan Hall, said Maori and Pacific people often found sports board roles too remote, and preferred working where they could see they made a difference. Some Maori and Pacific candidates were not qualified to serve at board level, although that did not appear to be the case with Nikau, who has extensive business experience and strong iwi links to go alongside his stellar playing career. “It does [seem] a little bit hard to fathom how he hasn’t made it on to the board,” Dr Hall said. “The position he was going for, he seems overqualified.” - NZH


By Michael Brown An honesty session with the Warriors players following their embarrassing 62-6 defeat to Penrith three weeks ago has played some part in the club’s turnaround. It certainly has for one player who wasn’t even involved in that match. Fullback Kevin Locke was in dynamic form in the 56-18 win over Brisbane on Monday night, setting up three tries, making three tackle breaks and running for 152m. He injected himself into the line with pace and was both elusive on attack and safe at the back. He wasn’t alone in impressing against a Broncos side shorn of four players through State of Origin duty, but it was a vast improvement on the sort of form that drew criticism from some quarters earlier this season. He was seen as a tremendously skilful player who wasn’t influencing games enough. Theories have surfaced that

talk of the probable arrival of England fullback Sam Tomkins has sparked his turnaround but Locke said he’s unconcerned by the threat to his position and the recent honesty session called after the Penrith result has made more of an impression. “When we sat down and spoke about what strengths we had to offer the team, I told them what I could bring and I had to back it up,” said Locke, who missed the Panthers game because of a back injury. “I have been working hard and trying to bring my little tricks back and it seems to have worked the last couple of weeks. “These are boys you see every day. “You don’t want to go in there and talk a load of bullshit and not back it up. I said what I can offer is speed and the fact when I back myself things can happen. “I have been backing myself the last few weeks and it’s paying off.” Warriors coach Matt Elliott has assured Locke he would still have a role to play at the club if Tomkins is signed.  - APNZ

• Adams pushes ban Two-time Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams wants officials to look into Nadzeya Ostapchuk’s win at the 2010 world indoor championships after it emerged yesterday Ostapchuk is facing a life ban for two failed drugs tests. The indoor champs are the only title to elude the 28-year-old and that defeat in 2010 is the only time she has been beaten legitimately in competition since 2006. Pressure will now be applied by the International Association of Athletics Federations for the Belarus Athletics Federation to ban Ostapchuk for life. The Belarus federation initially proposed a one-year suspension, which caused concerns she might be free to compete at August’s world championships in Moscow, but this was never ratified and the IAAF have confirmed Ostapchuk will not be competing this year and can expect a heavy sanc- APNZ tion.

• Clarke battles injury Australia are determined to get off to a flyer in the Champions Trophy against England on Saturday, and take the pressure off captain Michael Clarke in his recovery from a back problem. Clarke was ruled out of the opener in Birmingham on Friday and remains in doubt for the remainder of the tournament, as he fights to stabilise his back before the all-important Ashes series beginning in early July. With two wins enough to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy, standin skipper George Bailey said if Australia can rise to the challenge against England - they can give Clarke the chance to rehabilitate without the feeling the side is floundering without - AAP him.

• Warriors ‘contenders’ The Warriors’ record-breaking loss to Penrith a fortnight ago humiliated them into action, with Manly coach Geoff Toovey believing they’re genuine challengers for the NRL title. The notoriously hard-to-predict Warriors reached rock bottom against Penrith, going down 62-6 in the biggest defeat in the club’s existence. “And I think that kicked them into gear,” said second-rower Justin Horo who attempted to explain the phenomenon of the “bounce back” and how it could save the Warriors season. “You want to get out there straight after the game. I was involved in a few at Parramatta, luckily enough it hasn’t happened at Manly so far. You just want to get back out there and play another 80 minutes. That’s the focus you take into training and I think that’s what’s been pushing the Warriors the last couple - AAP of weeks.”

• Ready for the Storm Cronulla are backing their State of Origin man of the match Luke Lewis to deliver again when they take on NRL premiers Melbourne on Sunday. Lewis and NSW teammate Andrew Fifita are set to take their places in the Sharks’ lineup at AAMI Park, while skipper Paul Gallen will serve his one-match ban for punching Nate Myles during Wednesday’s opening Origin game. Sharks coach Shane Flanagan said Lewis and Fifita were tired and sore after Wednesday night’s win over Queensland but certainties to play. - AAP


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Ferns have fun

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Above: Annabel Leete, 5, is focused on catching a pass. Photo Tetsuro Mitomo 070613-TM-050

Left: Bridget Hyde, 6, having fun at the Young Ferns netball last night in the Ashburton College Gymnasium. The Young Ferns is for five and six year olds to develop basic ball skills before stepping up to the Fun Ferns.

Alker aiming to be consistent By Daniel Richardson

Kiwi golfer Steven Alker wants to channel his knack of qualifying for major tournaments in to a consistent run on tour. The 41-year-old will line up in next week’s US Open at the Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania after he carded rounds of 69 and 68 at the Big Canyon Country Club and Newport Beach Country Club respectively earlier this week to finish second in the Sectional Qualifying Event. It marks the second time in as many years the Arizona-based Alker has gained entry for a major after he earned a start in The Open Championship in England last July via a qualifying tournament and went on to finish in a tie for 19th as he banked NZD$102,000. Between times have been lean though. Alker has limited status in the US and has only picked up five starts on the Tour in 2013 where he has made two cuts with his best finish being a tie for 17th at the Brasil Classic in April. That lack of opportunity has left him in 135th on the Tour money list and a long way off the top 25 who earn automatic entry to the PGA Tour for next year. Alker did claim a share of eighth at the NZ PGA Championship at The Hills in Queenstown in March with a final-round 66

moving him up the leaderboard, but there has been little to crow about until now. Alker’s wife Tanya will be on the bag in Pennsylvania next week and he hoped his start at the US Open would be the catalyst for some consistency on the course. “It would be nice. Obviously this year I’ve kind of played everywhere,” he said. “I’ve been right through New Zealand and then some local stuff here in Phoenix and then started my Tour down in Brazil which was the first event down there, so I’ve kind of been all over the place and haven’t had a solid schedule.” A decent finish next week would boost Alker’s ranking within the Tour and would give him more starts for the rest of the year, although Monday qualifiers may be a road he has to travel. “We’ll take it as it goes and see what happens from there, but I’m just looking forward to next week,” he said. “Obviously it’s my first US Open. “I’ve played a couple of British Opens but I’ll just be excited to see how they set up the course and you know everybody talks about it on TV how tough it is and how demanding it is. “So I’m just looking forward to the challenge.” This year’s course may be to Alker’s liking with shorter yardage of 6996 across 18 holes, compared to some of the previ-

ous years where the length has got the better of some players. “You know the US Open’s going to be a stern test, having long rough and pretty tight fairways and you get pretty firm greens,” he said. “But it’s one of the short US Opens. “They’re still going to have some strong holes and it’s probably going to be a par-70 but it’ll be a good mix of holes from what I’ve seen of the course, just online and doing some homework ... So it could play in to my hands, until I see it I don’t really know but I don’t really know if the US Open plays in to anybody’s hands.” Alker has never been a player who is long off the tee - he ranks 133rd in average driving distance on the Tour this season - but his steady nature and accuracy served him well at The Open Championship last year. Alker will be the second Kiwi in the field in Pennsylvania next week with Michael Campbell guaranteed a start due to his 10-year exemption following his famous win in 2005. Campbell has found an unlikely source of knowledge about the Merion Golf Club ahead of the Open. The 2005 champion, who has never played at the infamous layout, was recently invited to a Kiss concert by lead guitarist, and his good mate, Tommy Thayer. The hard rock veteran gave him the full rundown of the course

Steve Alker: ‘I’ve been all over the place and haven’t had a solid schedule.’

and how he needed to play to make the cut at the US Open for the first time since 2007. “[Tommy] is an absolute golf tragic and he was telling me that that the last time that Merion hosted the US Open was when David Graham won in the 1980s so it was a long time ago,” said Campbell from his home in Marbella, Spain.

“He told me that it was a really tricky golf course and that you need to hit the ball straight and have a good short game. “He was giving me some good tips. “The strength of my game is my iron play and he said that is what you need to play Merion well. It is similar to Pinehurst in that regard.” - APNZ

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Depravity knows no bounds Michelle Nelson CHIEF REPORTER


t is impossible for most of us to comprehend the depths of depravity some people can sink to, and that point came to the fore this week. I’m sure many readers, including myself, were shocked by the story about a South Canterbury man who was jailed on a raft of charges relating to the sexual abuse of his infant son. First he recorded his own offending and traded it for images involving young girls on an international pornography racket, and then lowering the bar even further, he offered to rent out his child as an object of sexual gratification to a fellow paedophile. The 27-year-old, who can scarcely be called a father, was sentenced to eight years and 10 months in an Oamaru court this week. He could be out of prison by the time he is 32. At 13 months old, the child was exploited by a person who should have protected him. That man, who has automatic name suppression, sold his son to Aaron John Ellmers for just $500. Ellmers paid for a flight from the North Island to carry out his evil intentions, but was halted in his tracks by police. It’s very hard to read stories like this; and to appreciate we didn’t even hear the gruesome details police, judges, court officials and reporters had to cope with. But, however confrontational, we have to be aware that such crimes are occurring in our neighbourhoods and will continue to do so with internet trading, unless we understand something of the nature of the offending and become vigilant protectors of children. In the case of the South Canterbury victim, authorities were not alerted by neighbours, family members or even the child’s mother noticing anything dodgy. It was only averted because Ellmers was already on the radar of a sting to uncover an international pornography ring. At 13 months a victim cannot complain, and any troubled behaviour could be attributed to any number of other childhood maladies, even teething. Obviously these men, along with his cronies on our doorstep, across the country and around the world, are deceptive and shrewd enough to fool those closest to them. It became obvious this week that some are prepared to cross all social, moral and ethical mores to sate their perverted desires. It is difficult to imagine a worse crime, and even more repulsive to think of where it may have ended for this child, had the police not intervened. And as Judge Joanna Maze pointed out, the victim still has to face the implications of the offending, and will have been traumatised, regardless of his age. We need to collectively say no to pornography – which is an addictive behaviour spurred by availability. I sympathise with this family; my daughter was a victim of the Civic Day Care debacle; and other people in my family have suffered at the hands of sexual offenders; you have to trust people – but at the end of the day who can you trust! None of us are immune – it can happen in the most cautious of families.


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was a bit saddened by the story this week about the scarcity of candidates and voters for the local school trust boards. What does it say for our kids if their parents or caregivers are so disinterested that they just can’t bother? And what’s it demonstrating to those kids when the time comes for them to be the mentors and custodians of their own children’s schools. My sense of unease grows when I think of more elections ahead, one for the local bodies, and the other for our national parliament. From what I’ve heard locally some are dropping out, some staying, but I haven’t seen a lot of new faces merging determinedly bringing new views and new blood. To the council table. I asked about doing it a few years ago in another district. In the end it wasn’t the miserable stipend I would get, but the amount of money I would need to spend on posters, advertising, leaflets and so forth in order to compete. I think from memory the maximum you could spend was in the vicinity of $22,000. and that was money each candidate had to dredge up from somewhere. Campaigns are self-funded. The mayoralty limit was about $80,000. How many people have that amount of loose change hanging around? Not me! It’s probably a bit soon yet to look at who will have a run for the big boys’ jobs in Wellington, although the preliminary skirmishes are under way.


by David Fletcher

Felicity Stacey Clark FOOD FOR THOUGHT

You know, those guys in Wellington who rule our lives? The ones who can take ECan over at the flick of a switch, deciding Canterbury people are incapable of making decisions for their own home ground. Or decide what Cantabrians can and can’t have for repairing, rebuilding

or replacing their damaged homes. A home is not just a house. It’s also the ambience and the community that surrounds it. There have been fine words about bringing beauty into the equation, making it a self-sustaining city, a home in the widest sense for all its shaken residents. Is it realistic for me to feel cynical driving past the inevitable tilt slab monstrosities in the city and elsewhere? I had an old aunty involved with suffrage and the Seamstresses Union. Every election day from the time I became eligible to vote she would ring me and tell me I must exercise my right to vote, because if I didn’t, I had no right to complain if the politicians did things I didn’t approve of.


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Strong directorship vital for businesses The nuts and bolts of being a good director will be explained at a business event later this month. Grow Mid Canterbury (GMC) and The Institute of Directors’, Canterbury Branch will host a complementary cocktail function where Winchmore farmer, entrepreneur and businessman Alan Grant will talk about

the challenges of directorships in the primary industry. Mr Grant is a former deputy chair of the NZ Meat Producers board, holding a number of appointments in the meat exporting and agricultural sectors, including over 15 years on the board of Anzco Foods Ltd, and 10 years with Lyttelton Port of Christchurch.

Good governance was essential for businesses at all stages of growth and maturity. Strong directorship shapes successful enterprises and focused boards challenge management to strive for success, Grow Mid Canterbury chief executive Rob Brawley said. “There are many dimensions to being an effective director

and Alan has developed an impressive career in primary industry and co-operative governance, helping steer businesses through many challenging times and situations. “His experience and lessons will be invaluable to businesses of all types and stages and a must for all business owners preparing for a formal

board structure or wanting to get more from their existing boards,” Mr Brawley said. The cocktail function is complimentary and will be held on June 26 at 5.30pm at the Ashburton Trust Events Centre. Registrations are essential. Please register by June 20 online at

Brendan Manning for APN tells how to reduce stress levels when shifting house

Protect yourself with insurance when shifting E

nsuring your household contents are safe as they are shipped across town or across the country can be perilous – and expensive. It can cost a few hundred dollars for a budget move across town to several thousand dollars for a “full service” national relocation. But because of exclusions in the Consumer Guarantees Act, you are not covered if your property is damaged or lost in transit during a move. So what are your rights if things go wrong and what is the process likely to cost? Do you need insurance? While customers are covered for poor packing, failure to turn up and late delivery, consumer affairs watchdog Consumer NZ warns you are not covered by the Consumer Guarantees Act if your goods are damaged or lost in transit by moving companies. The Carriage of Goods Act offers some cover – up to $1500 for each unit of goods – yet removal companies can, and often do, contract out of those liabilities. “Simply signing the contract forms from your removal company usually means you’ve waived your rights to compensation for damage,” Consumer NZ warns. Consumer NZ spokeswoman Jessica Wilson says everyone moving house should consider insurance, as although there are proposals to bring carriers under the Consumer Guarantees Act, the proposal is not included under the Consumer Law Reform Bill currently before Parliament. “Insurance is important, particularly if you’ve got items of value.” Insurance should be arranged either with the moving company, or directly with an insurance company, Ms Wilson says. “Standard contents policies might not cover it, so you may need to get extra protection when you’re moving house.” How much will it cost? The price of your move will depend on the level of service required, access to your property, potential storage costs, if required, and whether you wish to fork out for insurance. Crown Relocations’ online

quote calculator gave a ballpark figure of $3500 – excluding insurance – to move a standard three-bedroom house full of items from Wellington to Auckland. A spokeswoman for the company says unlike some other firms, Crown does not contract itself out of the Carriage of Goods Act “but it doesn’t cover you for very much at all. So that’s why we do strongly suggest you have some sort of insurance”. The “ballpark” quote also includes a packing service – in which the company provides boxes, packages the items and unpacks them at the other end. A NZ Van Lines spokeswoman says the company would charge

Simply signing the contract forms from your removal company usually means you’ve waived your rights to compensation

$120 per square metre to send items from Wellington to Auckland – depending on what requirements or specifications the client had. “If they’ve got lots of wrapping of their furniture needed, then there’s more charges. If it’s just blanket-wrapping furniture, then it’s less. “There are lots of factors involved and there’s no such thing as an average household.” The spokeswoman says an average three-bedroom house could be anything from 30 to 50sq m. This would equate to between $3600 and $6000 at $120 per sq m. Insurance costs are additional, costing 1.5 per cent of the value of the goods. Alternatively, packing your belongings yourself then hiring a moving truck with “two burly men” to move across town will set you back around $100 an hour, plus a call-out fee.

Shifting house can be a hazardous ordeal and not just injuries to your person. Because of exclusions in the Consumer Guarantees Act, you are not covered if your property is damaged or lost in transit during a move.

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Kiwibank cuts its one-year home rate By Ben Chapman-Smith Fierce competition between the banks has seen Kiwibank cut its one-year home loan rate by 36 basis points yesterday. Kiwibank said it was switching its headline home loan rate from two years to one year, in what it called a “limited time special”. Its fixed one-year mortgage rate has been reduced from 5.25 per cent to 4.89 per cent. At the same time, the bank has lifted its two-year rate from the special promotion rate of 4.99

per cent back to 5.25 per cent. Last week, ANZ Bank dropped in its one-year fixed mortgage rate from 5.19 per cent to 4.95 per cent but that deal was only available to borrowers with a minimum of 20 per cent equity. Kiwibank’s deal announced yesterday was available to both new and existing customers and there were no restrictions on equity, said communications manager Bruce Thompson. Thompson said competition between the banks was fierce at the moment and Kiwibank was keen to make sure it had attractive offers on the table.

“Over the past year, we’ve continually changed our rates. Different people are looking for different requirements at different times. What we want to do is make sure we’re always on the shopping list – the rate of 4.89 per cent is extremely low.” The offer was likely to be available for four to six weeks but it depended on what was happening in the market, Thompson said. While other banks lured home-buying customers in with offers of cash or appliances, Kiwibank did its promotions on – APNZ value, he said. 

KiwiSavers hunt for better returns By Ben Chapman-Smith Many New Zealanders are choosing to transfer out of or between KiwiSaver schemes being run by the country’s five major banks, according to new research. An academic said the findings could be an indication that people were chasing quick returns instead of taking a long-term approach. Massey University said the five major banks – ANZ National, ASB, Bank of New Zealand, Kiwibank and Westpac – collectively had 28,139 members


transfer out of their KiwiSaver funds in the year ended March 31, 2012. That represented 58.7 per cent of the 48,000 people that transferred into the banks in the same period, meaning they had a net gain of around 20,000. Dr Claire Matthews, Massey’s director of financial planning, said the findings came as a major surprise because they went against previous thinking. “We really wanted to understand what KiwiSaver members actually do in terms of their investment behaviour – not what they say they do.”

In a survey conducted for the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, KiwiSaver members said they preferred having their KiwiSaver account with a bank so they could see their balance via online banking. “People are saying that’s what they like but then on the other hand, what their actual behaviour is showing is they’re going away from the banks,” Matthews said. This high turnover could be a result of members constantly monitoring their account and their funds’ performance, and choosing to move when performance was poor.  – APNZ


Offshore invasion? Not yet, but coming By Ian Lennie and Selwyn Sloan MONEY MATTERS


t’s hardly surprisingly, in a world of increasing demand for food, Kiwi prowess in this area has attracted the interest of overseas investors. New Zealand’s food, beverage and agricultural assets have become prime targets for foreign ownership in recent years. Foreign direct investment to date has predominantly come from Australia, followed by the United States and Europe.* Asian investment has been limited to date; however, as the demand for protein and security of agricultural supply continue to grow in importance, we expect this to change. Asian investor interest in the dairy sector has been illustrated by the Shanghai Pengxin acquisition of 16 Crafar farms. More recently, two Chinese players, Yili and Yashili, have been granted Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approval to build new milk processing capacity in South Canterbury and the Waikato. Other independent dairy processors with international ownership include Open Country, Synlait and Miraka. Foreign ownership across New Zealand’s food, beverage and agriculture

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industries is increasing. As a consequence, we believe there are two key issues for the listed companies we cover. – Market competition: Offshore entrants into established markets will increase competition for supply of fresh milk. – Merger and acquisition potential: We expect increasing offshore influence on mergers and acquisitions and increased investment in food, beverage and agricultural assets, thereby lifting valuation levels. Contact an authorised financial adviser for detailed investment research on the food and agricultural sector and its listed companies. A diversified, well researched, personalised investment plan can help investors reach their realistic goals. Ian Lennie and Selwyn Sloan are Authorised Financial Advisers with Forsyth Barr in Ashburton. * Sources: Overseas Investment office (OIO); Forsyth Barr analysis. This column is general in nature and should not be regarded as personalised investment advice. Disclosure Statements are available on request and free of charge.

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Aries 21 March - 20 April Today’s New Moon can promote good fortune while encouraging you to stay in touch with old friends as well as make new connections. It can be all go on the communication front. Gadgets, a portable device and other gizmos can see you rapt. Your mind may be full of ideas. Yet domestically, you could feel bored and tuned out.

TAurus 21 April - 21 May You may be touched by a gift or by someone who offers to pamper you today. Current influences encourage a new beginning that might include tweaking your budget, key purchases or saving for a holiday or a rainy day. Be careful not to be too impetuous as a bright idea may not work out after all, especially if executed hurriedly.

Gemini 22 May - 21 June Today’s New Moon in your sign is perfect for starting new projects and being dazzled by all the possibilities open to you. It’s a good day to make plans or perhaps a new friend. With so much happening you may not have had time to share how you feel with someone special, so take a moment to share a tender thought Gemini.

CAnCer 22 June - 23 July Your cache of secrets may be stirred up, which may encourage feelings of passion and romance. Give in to matters of the heart and share your warmth. This may be linked to a crush or an old flame. A dream may be informative. Yet be careful as your mind can skew reality and see you reading more into a situation than is warranted.

Leo 24 July - 23 August There’s a fabulous astral line-up in your social sector, which is boosted by the New Moon. Move in new circles, make friends or attend an event where contacts can be forged. The drive to play a big part in your local social scene is strong. You might want to rule the world but instead you may get to organize a special event. Solo? A date can sizzle.

VirGo 24 August - 23 September You could get a career boost or a new assignment today. Job perks may be yours for the taking. A hunt around for useful information may reveal a unique opportunity that you might not have discovered otherwise. Don’t be too hasty romantically though. It would be better to let a relationship build up on a slow burn for now.

LibrA 24 September - 23 October There can be a great atmosphere in the air. The Gemini New Moon can put a spring in your step. Get ready for romantic and fun communications. Flirting may net you a sultry clinch. Make travel plans, book a holiday or take the initiative and start a study course. Just avoid scattering your energy. Focus on less and give it more.

sCorpio 24 October - 22 November Have you been thinking about making changes to your financial situation? Today’s New Moon can breathe new life into money matters, great if you are looking to raise capital or re-finance. A person to whom you are linked may also be enjoying a lucrative streak and be happy to share. Someone may find you magnetically attractive.

sAGiTTArius 23 November - 21 December Your love life and other relationships can sparkle today. You’re blessed by a New Moon that infuses partnerships, friendships and other associations with a fertile energy. Business matters can also be boosted, especially if you are working on a partnership basis. Personally you shine, which could heighten your popularity.

CApriCorn 22 December - 20 January Make a fresh start healthwise and you may find it easier to stick with it. Don’t make diet or exercise routines too rigid otherwise you could lose interest. Assertive, decisive action brings results in the work arena. Your general energy seems high now so try to channel it constructively. Other lifestyle changes may also be possible.

AquArius 21 January - 19 February Today’s New Moon brings a promise of romance and much more. Find new ways to express yourself. Explore creative pursuits that give your inner child a chance to play. If you feel alluring and in a good space, the possibilities of a new relationship can flourish. Settled? Look to do something really special with your partner Aquarius.

pisCes 20 February - 20 March Get ready for a new beginning for all things home and family-related. The New Moon may encourage you to explore creative options for the interior design of your abode. Making it more beautiful can be a big motivation. If you would like to relocate this can be a time when you make some firm decisions on the way forwards.


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Erdogan calls for end to Turkey protest Turkey’s prime minister took a combative stance on his closely watched return to the country early yesterday, telling supporters who thronged to greet him that the protests that have swept the country must come to an end. In the first extensive public show of support since anti-government protests erupted last week, more than 10,000 supporters cheered Recep Tayyip Erdogan with rapturous applause outside Istanbul’s international airport. Despite earlier comments that suggested he could be softening his stand, Erdogan delivered a fiery speech on his return from a four-day trip to North Africa. “These protests that are bordering on illegality must come to an end as of now,” he said. Tens of thousands of protesters have held demonstrations that have spread to dozens of cities across Turkey, sparked by the violent police reaction to what started out as a small protest against a plan to develphoto AP op Istanbul’s central Taksim Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Square. wave to the crowd upon their arrival at the Ataturk Airport of Istanbul. Since then, three people have

died — two protesters and a policeman — and thousands have been wounded. One protester is on life support in a hospital in Ankara. Protesters from all walks of life have occupied the square and its park, objecting to what they say is Erdogan’s increasingly autocratic and arrogant manner — charges he vehemently denies. Turks have been awaiting Erdogan’s words upon his return, seeing them as a signal of whether the demonstrations would fizzle or rage on. Erdogan at times was almost drowned out by his supporters, part of the base that has helped him win three landslide elections. “God is Great,” they chanted, and soon moved on to slogans referring specifically to the protesters in Taksim Square. “Let us go, let us smash them,” they shouted. “Istanbul is here, where are the looters?” Erdogan had initially referred to the protesters as looters and troublemakers, while also acknowledging that excessive police force might have been used, and promising it would be investigated.

Erdogan’s speech, delivered from atop an open-air bus outside the airport terminal, appeared at first to be an attempt to strike a unifying note. “They say I am the prime minister of only 50 per cent. It’s not true. We have served the whole of the 76 million from the east to the west,” he said, referring to his election win in 2011, when he took 50 per cent of the vote. “Together we are Turkey. Together we are brothers,” he said, adding “We have never endeavored to break hearts. We are in favor of mending hearts.” But he soon became more combative. “We have never been for building tension and polarization. But we cannot applaud brutality,” he said. In his last speech in Tunisia before flying to Istanbul, Erdogan had said that terrorist groups were involved in the protests, saying they had been identified. In a twist, Erdogan implied that bankers were also part of a conspiracy that was fuelling the protests. He added that the flames of dissent had been fanned by other groups too. -AP

Putins attend ballet, then announce divorce Vladimir Putin pulled off one of his most audacious pieces of stagecraft, attending a ballet with his rarely seen wife, then emerging smiling and announcing their marriage is over. The end of the marriage of the Russian president and Lyudmila Putina less than two months shy of their 30th anniversary came on state television after an evening that started out like a model of domestic contentment — a devoted husband taking his wife out for an artsy interlude. After the performance of Esmeralda at the Great Kremlin Palace, the two came into a luxurious room to speak to a reporter. “Excellent. Great music, excellent production,” Putin said and Lyudmila echoed his praise. After about a minute, the reporter asked about rumours that the two didn’t live together. Putin smiled slightly, like a boy caught misbehaving, and turned his head toward Lyudmila. “This is so,” he said. It wasn’t immediately clear if that meant just separate domiciles. After a few more comments, the reporter gently prodded: “I am afraid to say this word ‘divorce’.” “Yes, this is a civilised divorce,” Lyudmila said. The peculiar format for the announcement appeared aimed at underlining that this wasn’t just a powerful man dumping his faithful helpmate. That’s a potentially important strategic move for Putin, who has based his public image on rectitude and support of traditional values. Tabloid reports in 2008

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The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to a London hospital for an exploratory operation. The palace said the operation on 91-year-old Prince Philip will come after “abdominal investigations,” but did not elaborate.

UK’s Prince Philip enters hospital for operation photo AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and his wife Lyudmila have announced they are divorcing after nearly 30 years of marriage. claimed that Putin already had divorced Lyudmila and planned to marry a gymnast less than half his age. The Interfax news agency cited presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying the divorce has not been formalised and that the televised comments were only an announcement of the decision to divorce. Divorce is common in Russia, and nearly 700,000 couples dissolved their marriages in 2009, according to UNICEF. Olga Kryshtanovskaya, a sociologist who studies Russia’s political elite, said the divorce probably won’t hurt Putin in the public eye — as long as he doesn’t take a trophy wife. “If a young wife appears, then the reactions in society may be very different,” she said in an article published by the news-

paper Komsomolskaya Pravda on its website. For some of his detractors, the move even seemed to earn some grudging approval. “For years I’ve heard that it would be good if Putin told the truth and divorced. And what now? Everyone’s criticizing him for the divorce,” Ksenia Sobchak, a socialite and supporter of Putin’s opposition, wrote on Twitter. Russian leaders, unlike their American counterparts, generally keep their domestic lives well out of public view. Lyudmila Putina, 55, was rarely seen in public during her husband’s long tenure at the top of Russian politics. “I don’t like publicity and flying is difficult for me,” said the former Aeroflot flight attendant. - AP

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband has been admitted to a London hospital for an exploratory operation, Buckingham Palace announced. The palace said the operation on 91-year-old Prince Philip — which will take place today — was pre-planned and comes after “abdominal investigations” that were carried out over the past week. “He is in good spirits,” a palace spokeswoman said. She declined to elaborate on Philip’s condition or when the decision was made to operate, saying only that the queen’s husband is expected to be in the London Clinic for up to two weeks and that further updates will be issued “when appropriate.” The London Clinic — a private hospital and longtime favourite for celebrities and royals in need of treatment — declined to comment. Philip was driven by car to the hospital shortly after attending a

Buckingham Palace garden party hosted by his wife. Footage from the party showed the queen’s husband smiling and chatting with guests as he walked around the garden. Prime Minister David Cameron sent Philip his best wishes via Twitter, writing that he hopes the queen’s husband has a “swift recovery”. After pulling out of an event earlier this week because of illness, Philip later attended a service to mark the 60th anniversary of the queen’s coronation. Philip turns 92 on June 10. His health was in the spotlight last summer when he spent almost a week in the hospital after a recurrence of a bladder infection. He also spent Christmas 2011 in the hospital being treated for a blocked coronary artery. Along with the queen, Philip has cut back on lengthy overseas travel. Still, the royals maintain active public schedules inside Britain. -AP

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N Korea proposes talks with S Korea North Korea has proposed holding low-level government talks with South Korea this weekend as the rivals look to mend ties that have plunged during recent years amid hardline stances by both countries. Pyongyang, which wants to meet Sunday in its border city of Kaesong, also said it would reopen a Red Cross communication line with South Korea in their truce village. During a weeks-long period of animosity marked by a string of North Korean threats of war and South Korean vows of counterstrikes, the North in March shut down the communication line used for exchanging messages on humanitarian photo AP issues. The statement by the North’s South Korean Army soldiers patrol on Unification bridge, which leads Committee for the Peaceful to the demilitarised zone, separating North Korea from South Korea in Reunification of Korea, which Paju, South Korea. handles relations with Seoul, folOfficials in Seoul said it wasn’t lowed the countries’ agreement a but Pyongyang said lower-level day earlier to hold talks on issues talks are needed first because yet clear what proposed talks including reopening a jointly run “bilateral relations have been Sunday would focus on if they industrial complex in Kaesong stalemated for years and mis- happen. Such meetings in the that had been the last symbol of trust has reached the extrem- past have involved lower-level inter-Korean co-operation before ity.” The North’s statement did officials charged with ironing out not say whether it would accept administrative details and reportit closed this spring. South Korea had suggested ministerial-level talks Wednesday ing back to their bosses. The next holding high-level ministerial following a weekend meeting in step would be higher-level talks. The last government-level talks in Seoul on Wednesday, Kaesong.

• Tapping leak The monumental scope of the US government’s surveillance of Americans’ phone records — hundreds of millions of calls — was laid bare by a leaked document in the first hard evidence of a massive data collection programme aimed at combating terrorism under powers granted by Congress after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. At issue is a court order that requires the communications company Verizon to turn over on an “ongoing, daily basis” the records of all landline and mobile telephone calls of its customers. -AP

• Safety ‘chaotic’ China’s workplace safety agency blamed both factory managers and government inspectors for the “extremely chaotic” neglect of safety at a poultry plant where a deadly fire killed 120 workers this week. Safety exits were blocked and managers neglected to hold required safety drills or educate workers. -AP

• Suspension over Police officers protesting over the suspension of 1400 investigators said they reached an agreement with Honduras’ government that will let them keep working while authorities conduct polygraph tests looking for organised crime ties. -AP

• Buried alive Villagers in Bolivia’s southern highlands buried a man alive in the grave of the woman he is suspected of having raped and murdered, an official said. Police had identified 17-yearold Santos Ramos as the possible culprit in the attack on 35-year-old Leandra Arias Janco in a Quechua community near the municipality of Colquechaca, said Jose Luis Barrios, the chief prosecutor in Potosi province where the community is located. -AP

contact between the Koreas on their peninsula took place in February 2011 at the truce village of Panmunjom, according to the South’s Unification Ministry, which deals with North Korea issues. The mood on the Korean Peninsula has been tense since North Korean leader Kim Jong Il died in December 2011 and his son, Kim Jong Un, took over. Pyongyang, which is estimated to have a handful of crude nuclear devices, has committed a drumbeat of acts over the last year that Washington, Seoul and others deem provocative. The proposed talks could represent a change in North Korea’s approach, analysts said, or could simply be an effort to ease international demands that it end its development of nuclear weapons, a topic crucial to Washington but not a part of envisioned interKorean meetings. If the Koreas meet Sunday in Kaesong, the talks will come on the heels of a high-profile summit yesterday by Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama in which North Korea was expected to be a key topic. Xi is also scheduled to meet with

Four dead in shooting in Mexico City neighbourhood Four people died in a shooting in a tough Mexico City neighbourhood that is home to the area’s biggest black market. District prosecutor Alberto Ramos said three were killed at the scene and gave no more details. Paramedic Fernando Ochoa said a fourth person died later in the hospital. Witnesses said the shooting happened in the Body Extreme gym in Tepito, one of Mexico City’s most dan-

gerous neighbourhoods. Ochoa said the shooting appeared targeted and the gunmen shot several rounds. “It looks at like that attack was directed at them,” he said. Josefina Ramirez said her nephew was one of the four killed, along with two friends and an instructor. “Two masked men came and just started shooting,” she said. “He had no enemies.” Tepito is the main clear-

inghouse for millions of dollars of contraband, from guns and drugs to counterfeit handbags that come through Mexico City. The shooting brought an enormous police operation, including helicopters flying over the mostly residential street. One woman crying at the scene said her boyfriend was killed, but wouldn’t give her name, only claiming his innocence and shouting “you know who did this.” -AP

Taiwan charges 2 in failed train, office bombings Two men have been charged with planting cyanide-tainted bombs on a Taiwan high-speed train and at an office where the head of global electronics powerhouse Foxconn was scheduled to visit in April. The devices failed to explode. One suspect, a nonpractising lawyer, hired the other man to place the bombs and made stock market orders anticipating he could profit in the aftermath of the explosions, according to the Xinbei Prosecutors’ Office. The bombs placed at a lawmaker’s office targeted Terry Gou, head of Foxconn Technology Group, a statement from the prosecutors’ office said. Gou was scheduled to visit the lawmaker’s office that day, April 12, to attend a religious event he had sponsored. Taiwan-based Foxconn produces parts for popular electronic devices

at its extensive network of factories in mainland China, including iPads and iPhones for Apple Inc. The lawyer, Hu Tsunghsien, 44, and Chu Ya-dong were indicted on charges of attempted homicide and endangering public security, which could carry the death penalty or life imprisonment if they are convicted. Prosecutors said Hu made the bombs at his home with knowledge gathered from the Internet and employed Chu to place the devices. Scores of bottles containing various chemicals were seized from Hu’s home in the southern city of Tainan, the statement said. Hu attorney Fang Nanshan said Hu has denied the charges. He said Hu was seeking to raise public awareness on Taiwan’s widening gap between rich and poor. Chu has acknowledged he placed

the luggage but denied knowing the contents. Each device had a timer to set off an attached gas can and release toxic cyanide into the air. Police say the bombs failed to explode because the electric current meant to ignite the gas cans was not sufficiently strong. Prior to the bombing attempts, Hu had placed short sell orders on the local stock exchange, betting the bombings would destroy investor confidence and allow him to reap huge profits, the prosecutors’ statement said. Prosecutors said Hu plotted the bombings after he was charged in February in a separate case of intimidating a businessman. Data seized from his computer indicated Hu had been inspired by the English freedom fighter in the 2005 action thriller V for Vendetta, they said. -AP

South Korean President Park Geun-hye later this month. Beijing, which is Pyongyang’s only major economic and political ally, has expressed growing frustration with its neighbour, tightening inspections on crossborder trade and halting business with North Korea’s Foreign Trade Bank. But Beijing, worried about its own economy and a possible influx of refugees, also views stability in Pyongyang as crucial. The proposals for dialogue by the Koreas follow a meeting late last month in Beijing by Xi and the North Korean military’s top political officer, who reportedly expressed a willingness to “launch dialogue with all relevant parties.” Kwak Sok Gyong, a Pyongyang resident, said the North’s announcement “reflects what people want in both north and south. I think the relations between north and south should be improved as soon as possible.” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washington supports improved inter-Korean relations but cautioned that it doesn’t signal progress on restarting talks on North Korea’s nuclear programme. -AP

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ometimes the best view isn’t what you see through a window but what catches your eye underneath it. Window boxes deliver colour, edibles and fragrance. They’re practical, too, as raised-bed gardens that elevate their contents to within easy reach. “Window boxes are convenient containers,” says David Trinklein, a horticulturist with University of Missouri Extension. “Plant them with herbs, for example, and you won’t have to go outside to bring in the harvest.” If you have room for a window box, you have room for a garden. Window boxes are ideal for small, shallowrooted plants such as radishes, lettuce, marigolds, impatiens, pansies, begonias, parsley, basil, sage and thyme. “Mix and match flowers with vegeta-

bles,” says Rhonda Ferree, an extension educator with the University of Illinois. “They need the same soil types and have the same water preferences. Plant flowers towards the front for curb appeal; position vegetables towards the back for easier access.” The location of the window box usually dictates what you can grow, says Trinklein. “Window boxes that get a blistering afternoon sun require one thing. Window boxes in shade require another.” Window boxes work well: As theme gardens. Find flowers that display your school colours, patriotic mixtures that show the flag or plants that complement your house paint. At delivering fragrance. Fill window boxes outside bedrooms with evening primrose, four o’clocks (Mirabilis) and moonflowers for perfume-like scents on summer nights. For four-season gardening. Grow

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Men it’s time to get a game plan


very man’s exercise routine needs change throughout his life. Here is a guide to the lifestyle you’ll need to maintain your health during four important decades – your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s


Statistics show 21 per cent more men than women aged 16 to 24 are regularly active. Young men are generally more likely to be involved in sport than young women, and are more likely to have kept up an activity since school days. However, a gung-ho approach can mean “action men” put themselves at risk of sports injuries through failing to warm up, overdoing it and showing off. Also, 20-somethings who aren’t active at this stage may well be getting away with it - at least aesthetically. With an average of 12 per cent less body fat than women and a higher metabolic rate, young men are less prone to weight gain. However, bad habits will be wreaking damage on the inside. Too much dietary fat, sugar and alcohol, as well as too few vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, can contribute to the furring of the arteries, reduced insulin sensitivity and fatty deposits around internal organs. But the most important health decision you can make now is not to smoke, as it will become increasingly difficult to give up as you get older. How can I maintainmy health in my 20s? If your activity level involves walking to the bar or ripping the packaging off a ready meal, it’s time to wake up to reality.Heart disease is one of the biggest killers of men, and a poor diet and insufficient physical activity are the prime causes. If you’ve had a break from exercise, ease yourself back in slowly, allowing a period of weeks (not days) to increase the volume of activity. Always warm up before you step up the pace, and consider adding strength training to your regime to make muscles and connective tissues more robust. Make stretching part of your routine, and don’t ignore aches and pains. It’s more sensible to take

a few days off – and if the problem doesn’t go away, see a sports medicine professional. Vices such as smoking and drinking excessively can deplete your body of vitamins and minerals. Heavy drinking and smoking increase the need for the B vitamins and vitamin C, and may affect zinc absorption. These needs can be satisfied by eating meat, shellfish, dairy products and whole grains. Drinking also increases the need for folate (found in yeast extract, beans and pulses, breakfast cereals, liver and wheatgerm) and magnesium (in whole grains, nuts and seeds).Smokers may want to up their intake of vitamin E (in vegetable oils, avocados, nuts and seeds), as well as stock up on watercress and broccoli, which are high in phenethyl isothiocyanate – a phytochemical shown to reduce the risk of tobacco-induced lung cancer.

LIFE IN YOUR 30s According to the Harvard Medical School, you’re likely to lose 5 to 15 per cent of your aerobic capacity for each decade after the age of 30. So the rot starts here. But, as experts point out, exercise regularly and you can combat this natural decline. What’s more, being physically fit can dramatically reduce men’s deaths from heart disease, even when cholesterol rates are high, according to research from Queen’s University in the United States. Doing the equivalent of four to five 30-minute workouts A week was found to be sufficient to significantly reduce the risk of heart disease. How can I maintain my health in my 30s? It’s all too easy to slip into an exercise comfort zone – but be prepared to step outside of it regularly. If you want to stay quick, Harvard Medical School recommends adding speed work to aerobic workouts. Using weights, two to three days a week, com-

bats the natural loss of muscle mass as you age, too. A recent study in Sports Medicine also found weight training helps stimulate the release of growth hormone, which regulates body-fat storage – thereby keeping your beer belly at bay.

LIFE IN YOUR 40s With your career reaching its peak, your free time limited, your kids growing up and your earning requirements spiralling, stress often reigns in this decade. However, research proves exercise can give you more energy, help you become more “stressresistant”, and allow you to burn off anxiety. But many men are stuck in a catch-22 situation, where they don’t feel they have the time and energy to devote to workouts. However, even if you can’t find hours to spend at the gym, incorporating more activity into your lifestyle will help. Stop driving to work if you can walk or cycle; stop working through your lunch break; and ensure that some of your family time is spent doing active things, rather than slumping in front of the TV.

How can I maintain my health in my 40s? Now is the time to take control of the stress factors in your life. If you don’t even have time to walk for 30 minutes on five days of the week, you have to assess your work-life balance. And calorie-blasting doesn’t have to take place at the gym. Playing sports in the park, dog walking, or going on a family bike ride or hike will all help you burn more calories.Research from the University of Arkansas reveals the amount of energy spent on daily activity accounts for 75 per cent of the variability in body-fat levels – so the more active you are, the less body fat you’ll have.The other thing to think about is flexibility. Muscles lose elasticity and the connective tissues around our joints

thicken as we get older, leading to a reduced range of motion and a greater risk of stiffness, aches and pains. Stretching, rotating, bending and extending your joints regularly – along with activities such as tai chi, yoga and Pilates – can help to restore a good range of motion.

LIFE IN YOUR 50s According to Australian Government statistics, men in their 50s are in the healthiest state they’ve been for decades. Perhaps with less need to “prove themselves” in the workplace and with children growing up, middle-aged men are able to spend a bit more time on themselves. At the VA Medical Centre in Salt Lake City, Utah, physically fit men in their mid 50s were in better shape than inactive men in their mid 20s. Amazingly, active older men had lower resting heart rates than younger men – 64 beats per minute versus 85 beats per minute for the younger men – as well as higher oxygen uptake during maximal exercise, and

it is helpful in lowering cholesterol levels, as well as improving glucose uptake (thereby reducing the risk of diabetes) and strengthening the ligaments and tendons to reduce pressure on your joints.In the past, people with high blood pressure, heart diseases and conditions such as arthritis were warned to avoid using weights, but researchers at Harvard Medical School have found weight training has no adverse effect on blood pressure or heart function. So get pumping: you might end up with brains as well as brawn if you do. Two recent studies found vigorous workouts at least twice a week could reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 50 per cent, and Parkinson’s by up to 60 per cent. For more lifestyle news see

a better recovery heart rate one minute after exercise than men in their 20s. So it isn’t too late to reap the benefits. And it’s well worth doing: in research from the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, the risk of walking difficulties was highest among men aged 40 to 64 who engaged in a fitness activity once a week, compared with men who were active three times a week. How can I maintain my health in my 50s? As far as your heart health is concerned, cardiovascular exercise is the key. Resistance training is arguably as essential to physical health in your later years as it is earlier in life. It strengthens your muscles and bones, and there are indications

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Te Karere. (R, T) Country Calendar. (G, R, T) Rural Delivery. (G) Fair Go. (R, T) 60 Minute Makeover. (G, R) Chinese Food In Minutes. (G, R) Come Dine With Me Omnibus. (Final, PGR, R, T) 12.00 Michel Roux’s Service. (G) 1.05 MasterChef New Zealand. (Final, PGR, R, T) 3.00 Four Weddings. (PGR, R, T) 4.00 Intrepid Journeys. (PGR, R, T) 5.00 Extreme Fishing. (G, R, T) 6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 Hyundai Country Calendar. (G, T) 7.30 Coasters. (G, T) 8.00 Dishing Up Australia With Al Brown. Chef Al Brown is on a culinary journey across Australia, discovering the very best of Aussie produce in stunning locations and cooking it up- Al Brown style. 8.30 Come Dine With Me UK. (PGR, T) One fussy eater, one frustrated guest and one angry man will cause chaos as four contestants battle to win the grand prize. 9.30 Whitechapel. (AO, T) A dangerous patient and former Whitechapel resident escapes from a psychiatric unit around the same time that a babysitter is murdered. 10.30 FILM: Zodiac. (2007, AO, R, T) 1.40 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 3.35 Neighbourhood. (G, R, T) 4.00 Infomercials. 5.30 World Church of God.

6.00 Special Agent Oso. (G, R, T) 6.20 Buzzy Bee. (G, R, T) 6.30 Pocoyo. (G, R, T) 6.35 Handy Manny. (Final, G, T) 7.00 Small Blacks TV. 7.25 Gravity Falls. (Final, G) 7.45 The Penguins Of Madagascar. (G, R, T) 8.10 Generator Rex. (G, T) 8.40 Sym-Bionic Titan. (G, R, T) 9.05 Young Justice. (PGR, T) 9.30 Just The Job. (G, R) 10.00 Fresh. 10.30 Neighbours Omnibus. (G, R, T) 1.00 The Amazing Race Australia. (Final, PGR, R, T) 2.30 Two And A Half Men. (PGR, R, T) 3.00 Bunheads. (PGR) 4.00 Good Luck Charlie. (G, T) 4.30 Girl vs. Boy. (G, R, T) 5.00 Just The Job. (G) 5.30 The Neighbors. (G, R, T) Marty is certain that his family’s new home will be a dream come true, however then they meet the neighbours, aliens from the planet Zabvron. 6.00 Wipeout. (G, T) 7.00 FILM: Finding Nemo. (2003, G, R, T) 9.00 FILM: The Mechanic. (2011, AO, T) Jason Statham, Ben Foster. An elite hit man teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims. 10.55 FILM: 10,000 BC. (2008, AO, R, T) 1.10 FILM: Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King. (2003, PGR, R, T) 4.40 Small Blacks TV. (R) 5.05 Fresh. (R) 5.30 It Is Written.

6.00 Charles Stanley. 6.30 Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (G, R) 7.00 Trade Zone Gone Fishin’. (G, R) 7.30 Knight Rider. (G, R) 8.30 Infomercials. (G) 9.30 The Nation. 10.25 Media3. 11.00 3rd Degree. 12.00 The Little Couple. (PGR, R) 12.30 The Little Couple. (PGR, R) 1.05 The Glee Project. (G, R) 2.00 The X Factor NZ. (G, R) 3.55 The X Factor NZ. (G, R) 5.00 Trade Zone Gone Fishin’. (G) 5.30 ITM Fishing Show. (G) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (G, T) 7.30 Grand Designs. (G, R, T) Kevin meets Ed and Rowena, who have been constructing a timberframed house using recycled materials, but as construction becomes a way of life for Ed they seem to have lost sight of their goal. 8.30 CSI. (AO, T) Russell searches for a way to connect with a six-year-old girl who is the sole survivor and only witness of a triple homicide. 9.30 CSI: Ny. (AO, T) A lab tech is murdered, and the death has eerie similarities to a 1950s cold case. 10.30 Outrageous Fortune. (AO, R, T) 11.30 Law & Order: Los Angeles. (AO) 12.30 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Hillsong. (G) 5.30 Charles Stanley.

6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 11.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway UK. (PGR, R) 12.00 Rugby League. (G) NRL. Round 12. Highlights. 12.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.30 MasterChef USA. (PGR, R) 3.30 Relocation: Phil Down Under. (G, R) 4.30 Getaway. (G, R) 5.00 Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple. (G, R) 5.30 Prime News. 6.00 Australia’s Got Talent. (G) 7.30 New Tricks. (PGR) Enter Steve McAndrew, the newest member of the UCOS team, a man who descends on the team with a bundle of Scottish energy but whose policing methods raise a few eyebrows. 8.35 Rugby. (G) International Test Series. Game 1. All Blacks v France. From Eden Park, Auckland. 11.05 Crownies. (Final, AO) 12.10 Home Shopping. (G)

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Rural Delivery. (G, R) Gardens Of The World. (G, R) Sunday. (R, T) Tagata Pasifika. (R) Praise Be. (G) Attitude. (G, T) Q+A. Marae Investigates. Waka Huia. (T) Neighbourhood. (G, T) Fair Go. (R, T) Coronation Street Omnibus. (PGR, R, T) 1.50 The Truth About Lions. (G, R, T) 2.50 Undercover Boss Australia. (Return, G, R, T) 3.50 Dog Squad. (PGR, R, T) 4.20 The Voice Australia. (G, R, T) 6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 Sunday. (T) 8.00 The Food Truck. (PGR, T) Chef Michael Van de Elzen and his trusty 1970 Bedford truck are back, and he takes on international classics that are kiwi faves. 8.30 Packed To The Rafters. (PGR, T) Julie is at odds and Dave over Ted’s future, which may include dealing with Alzheimer’s, and Coby learns of Frankie’s feelings. 9.30 Puberty Blues. (Final, AO, T) Debbie and Sue’s growing disenchantment with the gang and their rigid rules ends in defiance when they stand up to the boys and try surfing for themselves. 10.30 The Crimson Petal And The White. (AO) 11.45 Q+A. (R) 12.55 Call 911. (PGR, R) 1.25 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 3.35 Infomercials. 5.30 Believer’s Voice Of Victory.

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Breakfast. Good Morning. Ellen. (R) Coach Trip. (PGR, T) House Guest. (G, R) ONE News. (T) Emmerdale. (PGR, T) Come Dine With Me. (G) Four Weddings USA. (G, R) Ellen. Te Karere. (T) MasterChef: The Professionals – Australia. (T) 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat. (G)


6.00 Disney Special Agent Oso. (G, R, T) 6.25 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. (G, R, T) 6.50 The Magic Roundabout. (G, R, T) 7.00 What Now? (R) 10.00 Shortland Street Omnibus. (PGR, T) 12.30 Grey’s Anatomy. (Final, PGR, R, T) 2.30 According To Jim. (G, R, T) 3.00 The Carrie Diaries. (PGR, T) Impressed with Carrie’s creative prowess, Larissa offers her an internship at Interview, but Carrie is torn about whether she should take it. 4.00 Ellen. (G) Ellen thinks that Holly’s new boyfriend, Steve, is hitting on her. 4.30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. (G, R, T) Will gets in a brawl with Nicky’s hero ‘Dougie the Whale’ and is tempted to tell Nicky that his hero isn’t real. 5.00 Pretty Little Liars. (G, T) When dealing with matters of the heart, people react in many different ways. 6.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, T) 6.30 The War At Home. (G, R, T) 7.00 Renters. (PGR, T) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PGR, R, T) 8.00 Mike & Molly. (PGR, T) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PGR) 9.00 FILM: Leap year. (2009, PGR, T) 11.00 FILM: The Rite. (2011, AO, T) 1.15 Happy Town. (AO, R, T) 2.10 Distraction USA. (AO, R, T) 2.55 Infomercials. 3.30 20/20. (R, T) 4.15 It Is Written. (R) 4.45 Anderson. (PGR, R) 5.30 Infomercials.


6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Buzzy Bee And Friends. (G, R, T) 6.35 Tiki Tour. (G, R, T) 7.00 Grizzly Tales. (G, R, T) 7.25 ScoobyDoo! Mystery Incorporated. (G, R, T) 7.50 Pokemon: Black and White. (G, T) 8.15 Franklin. (G, R, T) 8.40 Mike The Knight. (G, R, T) 8.50 Fireman Sam. (G, R, T) 9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 Spin City. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. (G, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.00 Jeremy Kyle USA. (PGR) 3.00 Mr Men. (G, R, T) 3.05 Doc McStuffins. (G, T) 3.30 Kung Fu Panda. (G, T) 4.00 Good Luck Charlie. (G, R, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. 5.00 Horace In Slow Motion. (G, R) 5.01 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 Hope And Faith. (G, R, T)

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Life TV. (G) Brian Houston @ Hillsong. (G) Charles Stanley. (G) The Nation. Three60. Think Tank. (G) Home And Away Omnibus. (G, T) Entertainment Tonight Weekend. (G) 1.00 Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap year. (PGR, R) 2.00 Dog Patrol. (PGR, R, T) 2.30 Emergency Heroes. (PGR, R, T) 3.00 Motorsport. Suzuki Swift Sport Cup. Round 3. From Pukekohe. Highlights. 3.25 Motorsport. Moto GP. Round 4. From Le Man’s France. 4.10 Motorsport. DTM C’ship. Round 3. From Spielberg Austria. 5.00 PlaceMakers Big Angry Fish. (G, R) 5.30 The Simpsons. (G, R, T) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 The X Factor NZ. (G) It’s a ‘Soul Week’ as the Top 10 perform in front of the judges and a live studio audience. 9.05 FILM: Get Him To The Greek. (2010, AO, R, T) Russell Brand, Jonah Hill, Rose Byrne. A record company intern must navigate many obstacles to deliver an uncontrollable rock legend to Hollywood for a comeback concert. 11.25 FILM: Atonement. (2007, AO, R, T) Saoirse Ronan, Keira Knightley, James McAvoy. A teenager accuses the son of one of her family’s servants of a dreadful crime after misinterpreting a series of harmless events. 2.05 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV. (G)

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3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 3 News. Home And Away. (G, R, T) Dr Phil. (AO) The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) Top Chef. (PGR, T) Rachael Ray. (G) Entertainment Tonight. (G) Home And Away. (G, T)

MOVIE Finding Nemo TV2, 7pm (2003, G) The geniuses at Pixar Studios won an Oscar for this vivid re-creation of life in the Great Barrier Reef. Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould) is a clownfish with a weak fin and an overprotective father (Albert Brooks). Dad’s worst fears are realised when Nemo is netted and whisked off to a tank in a Sydney dentist’s office. Story-wise, it’s the same Disney-fied, family-oriented messages you’d expect, but the ingenious visuals and fun characters make it well worth diving in to see.


6.00 Religious Programming. (G) 10.30 Sport Box. (G) 12.00 Rugby League. (G) NRL. Knights v Dragons. Highlights. 1.00 Hot Property. (G, R) 1.30 Toyota Grassroots Rugby. (G) 2.30 Netball. (G) ANZ C’ship. Highlights. 3.25 Rugby. (G) International Test Series. Game 1. All Blacks v France. From Eden Park, Auckland. Replay. 5.30 Prime News. 6.00 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G) 6.30 Nigella Feasts. (G) Nigella’s got company coming around and she’s sharing with us her fool proof, stress free recipes for a fabulous party. 7.00 Storage Wars. (G) A big pay day is waiting in the wide open deserts of California for the buyers, if only Darrell can get there in time. 7.30 Antiques Roadshow. (G) Fiona Bruce and the experts visit Layer Marney Tower in Essex to meet one of the biggest Roadshow crowds on record. 8.35 Prime Presents: Animal House. (New, PGR) UK documentary series in which David Attenborough explores extraordinary examples of the animal kingdom’s best builders, from prairie dogs in North America to cormorants in Galapagos. 9.40 Case Sensitive: The Other Half Lives. (Final, AO) When Zailer and Waterhouse investigate a murder they find themselves divided over motives and suspects. 11.40 True Blood. (AO, R) 12.45 Rugby League. (G) NRL. Warriors v Sea Eagles. Delayed. 2.30 Home Shopping. (G)


6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 7.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 7.30 Home Shopping. (G) 12.00 The Doctors. (G) 1.00 The Jeff Probst Show. (PGR) 2.05 America’s Got Talent. (G, R) 3.05 Better Homes And Gardens. (G, R) Ideas and practical guides to improvement projects for your home and garden, plus recipes and entertaining solutions. 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000 each night. 5.30 Prime News.

KEy: T Teletext R Repeat S Stereo P Premiere F Final RATINGS: G General exhibition PG Parental guidance recommended M Suitable for mature audiences AO Adults only 16 Approved for persons 16 and over 18 Approved for persons 18 and over c Content may offend l Language may offend s Sexual content may offend v contains violence

FOUR 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.30 Casper Scare School. (G) 7.55 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.20 Scaredy Squirrel. (G, R) 8.40 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused. (G, R) 9.05 Redakai. (G, R) 9.30 Redakai. (G, R) 9.55 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.30 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.40 Pukana. (G) 4.05 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.35 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.05 Mr. Young. (G, R) 5.30 Big Time Rush. (G, R) 6.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) Apu decides it’s time to have children, but when he and Manjula don’t have any luck conceiving, they get some advice from Homer. 6.30 FILM: The Sandlot. (1993, G). A man who has just moved to a new area joins the local sandlot ball team, despite being unable to play baseball. 8.40 The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. (PGR) Kim celebrates her post-surgery nose by throwing a backyard party, yet dramas unfold when Taylor says she’ll be a no-show. 9.40 Millionaire Matchmaker. (AO) Patti’s clients include a domineering divorced mother and a romantically wounded 41-year-old woman looking for a strong-willed business type. 10.40 Excused. (AO) A fresh take on a dating show, Excused sees singles looking for love trying to win dates before being eliminated from contention. 11.05 Poker After Dark. (PGR) 12.00 Infomercials. (G) SUNDAy 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.30 Casper Scare School. (G) 7.50 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.15 Scaredy Squirrel. (G, R) 8.40 Go, Diego, Go! (G, R) 9.05 Wonder Pets. (G, R) 9.30 Dora The Explorer. (G, R) 9.55 Sticky TV Omnibus. (G) 12.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.30 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.40 Pukana. (G) 4.05 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.35 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.05 Mr. Young. (G, R) 5.30 The Suite Life On Deck. (R) 6.00 Sabrina The Teenage Witch. (G) 7.00 Raising Hope. (PGR) 7.30 Top Chef. (PGR) 8.30 How I Met your Mother. (PGR, R) Robin’s decision to move in with Don causes Ted and Barney to decide that they are still in love with her. 9.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PGR, R) Audrey gets a raise, which makes Jeff feel threatened, since she now makes almost as much as he does. 9.30 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. (AO) Dee and Dennis square off against Mac, Charlie, and Frank in a battle of the most twisted board game ever. 9.55 Wilfred. (AO) 10.25 Perfect Couples. (PGR) 10.50 Entertainment Tonight Weekend. (G) 11.50 Infomercials. (G) MONDAy 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV. (G, R) 7.30 Scaredy Squirrel. (G, R) 7.55 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 8.20 Strawberry Shortcake. (G, R) 8.45 HUMF. (G) 8.50 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.00 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.10 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.20 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 9.50 Tickety Toc. (G) 10.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 0806

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The Box 6.00 6.50 7.20 8.10

CSI: New York. (M) The Simpsons. (PG) Fear Factor. (M) The Simpsons Super Saturday. (PG) 10.15 Raw. (M) 1.10 24 Marathon. (M) 4.30 The Simpsons Super Saturday. (PG) 7.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.30 Lie To Me. (M) (Starts tonight) After Foster’s boyfriend, Dave Burns, is abducted, Cal attempts to track him down with the help of Burns’ mysterious ex-partner. S2 Ep1. 8.30 Sons Of Anarchy. (16) Gemma hosts a town fundraiser, which brings the former club member who was responsible for Opie’s arrest back to town; and ATF agent Kohn continues to investigate SOA. 9.30 Mortal Kombat. (M) To save earth, three warriors are summoned to a mysterious island to compete against an evil sorcerer and superhuman foes in the Mortal Kombat tournament. Starring Christopher Lambert, Linden Ashby. 11.30 Underbelly. (M) 12.30 24. (M) 1.20 24. (M) 2.10 24. (M) 3.00 Sons Of Anarchy. (16) 3.50 Underbelly. (M) 4.45 24. (M) 5.35 The Simpsons. (PG)


6.00 24 Marathon. (M) 9.20 Mortal Kombat. (M) 11.10 The Simpsons Marathon. (PG) 1.15 Lie To Me. (M) 2.05 Sons Of Anarchy. (16) 3.00 Raw. (M) 5.45 Main Event. (M) 6.45 Smackdown. (M) 8.30 Spartacus: War Of The damned. (18) FINAL. Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in an epic final battle against the Romans led by Marcus Crassus. 18VLS 9.35 Falling Skies. (M) 10.35 Monk. (PG) 11.30 Main Event. (M) 12.30 Smackdown. (M) 2.10 Spartacus: War Of The Damned. (18) 3.10 Falling Skies. (M) 3.55 Family Business. (18) 4.25 Monk. (PG) 5.10 Lie To Me. (M)

MONdAY 6.00 6.50 7.15 7.40 8.05 8.30 8.55 9.55 10.45 11.35 1.15 2.10 2.35 3.05 4.00 4.30 5.00

NYPd Blue. (M) The Simpsons. (PG) Hardcore Pawn. (PG) America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) Cash Cab USA. (PG) 24. (M) Law & Order. (M) NCIS. (PG) Smackdown. (M) NYPd Blue. (M) Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) Cash Cab USA. (PG) 24. (M) Hardcore Pawn. (PG) The Simpsons. (PG) Law & Order. (M)

Sky Movies 1 Movie Greats 6.05 It’s Christmas, Carol! (2012, PG) 7.35 Another Earth. (2011, M) 9.10 The Edge Of The Garden. (2011, PG) 10.40 Super 8. (2011, M) 12.30 Sparkle. (2012, M) 2.25 Biography: Clive Owen. (2008, PG) 3.15 Priest. (2011, M) Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet. A battle-hardened rogue warrior priest embarks on a perilous quest to save his niece from a murderous pack of vampires in a postapocalyptic world. 4.45 Father Of Invention. (2010, PG) Kevin Spacey, Camilla Belle. After eight years in prison, an inventor struggles to win over his estranged family and catch up on current technology. 6.20 John Carter. (2012, M) Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins. 8.30 Source Code. (2011, M) Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan. A helicopter pilot recruited for a topsecret military operation finds himself on a startlingly different kind of mission. 10.05 Ted. (2012, 16) Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis. 11.50 True Justice 2: Blood Alley. (2012, 16) Steven Seagal. 1.20 Priest. (2011, M) 2.45 Ted. (2012, 16) 4.30 True Justice 2: Blood Alley. (2012, 16)


6.00 directors: Terry Gilliam. (2011, PG) 6.30 Haunting Sarah. (2005, M) 8.00 Father Of Invention. (2010, PG) 9.35 Source Code. (2011, M) 11.10 John Carter. (2012, M) 1.20 Young Adult. (2011, M) 2.55 Jack And Jill. (2011, PG) 4.30 Warrior. (2011, M) Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte. An ex-Marine returns home to enlist the help of his father to train for the biggest winner takes all mixed martial arts tournament. 6.50 The Lucky One. (2012, M) Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling. 8.30 The Hunger Games. (2012, M) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson. 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place in the televised fight to the death Hunger Games. 10.55 Goon. (2011, 16) Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel.


6.35 Warrior. (2011, M) Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte. 8.55 Jack And Jill. (2011, PG) Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes. 10.30 The Hunger Games. (2012, M) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson. 12.50 The Lucky One. (2012, M) Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling. 2.30 Perfectly Prudence. (2010, PG) Jane Seymour. 4.00 16-Love. (2012, PG) Lindsey Shaw, Chandler Massey. 5.30 True Justice 2: Vengeance Is Mine. (2012, M) Steven Seagal.

6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.30 OK TV 8.00 Paul the Little Missionary 8.30 The Lads TV 9.00 Xtreme Life TV 9.30 Life FM presents 11.00 Not a Fan 11.30 Wisdom for Difficult Times 12.00 The Truth Out There 12.30 Kiwis Can Fly 1.00 Beyond Adventure 1.30 Noble Exchange 2.00 Just Thinking 2.30 Born To Be Free 3.00 Nzone Now 3.15 Basic 3.30 Not a Fan 4.00 Roots and Reflections 4.30 Kiwis Can Fly 5.00 Love, Marriage and Stinking Thinking 5.30 Give Me An Answer 6.00 Just Thinking 6.30 Noble Exchange 7.00 Beyond Adventure 7.30 MOVIE: Breaking the

7.35 The First Wives Club. (1996, PG) 9.20 Bulletproof. (1996, 18) 10.45 Wall Street. (1987, PG) 12.50 Baby Mama. (2008, M) 2.30 Snakes On A Plane. (2006, M) 4.15 Lethal Weapon 3. (1992, M) Mel Gibson, Danny Glover. Riggs and Murtaugh find themselves in the midst of an escalating war with a former cop turned criminal mastermind. 1992. 6.10 Public Enemies. (2009, 16) Johnny Depp, Christian Bale. 8.30 Happy Gilmore. (1996, M) Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald. A retired ice hockey player, with an extraordinary slap shot, takes up professional golf to try to save his grandmother’s house. 1996. 10.05 Conan The Barbarian. (1982, M) Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones. 12.15 Snakes On A Plane. (2006, M) 2.00 Public Enemies. (2009, 16) 4.15 Happy Gilmore. (1996, M) 5.45 Lethal Weapon 3. (1992, M)


7.40 Conan The Barbarian. (1982, M) 9.45 Public Enemies. (2009, 16) 12.00 Happy Gilmore. (1996, M) 1.35 Keeping The Faith. (2000, M) Edward Norton, Ben Stiller, Jenna Elfman. Two best friends discover they are in love with the same childhood companion, now a beautiful young woman. 3.45 Meet Joe Black. (1998, M) Brad Pitt. A media mogul acts as a guide to Death, who has taken the form of a young man learning about life on Earth and, in the process, falls in love with his guide’s daughter. 1998. 6.45 Two Weeks Notice. (2002, PG) Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant. A lawyer decides that she’s had enough of her boss’s ways and quits her job. 8.30 Walk The Line. (2005, M) Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon. Oscar®winning biopic of country music legend Johnny Cash, from his early days on an Arkansas farm to his rise to fame and his relationship with June Carter. 2005. 10.50 Bruno. (2009, 16) Sacha Baron Cohen.


6.10 Meet Joe Black. (1998, M) Brad Pitt. 9.05 Two Weeks Notice. (2002, PG) Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant. 10.45 Bruno. (2009, 16) Sacha Baron Cohen. 12.05 Keeping The Faith. (2000, M) Edward Norton, Ben Stiller. 2.15 Walk The Line. (2005, M) Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon. 4.30 While You Were Sleeping. (1995, PG) Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman.

Sky Sport 1

Sky Sport 2

7.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Fedex St. Jude Classic Round Two. Live. 10.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Lyoness Open. Round Two. 10.30 Golf. Wegmans LPGA C’ship. Round Two. 11.30 Inside The PGA Tour. 12.00 Canoeing. 12.30 Cricket. 3rd ODI. England v New Zealand. Highlights. 1.00 Cricket. ICC Champions Trophy. Pakistan v West Indies. Highlights. 2.00 Tennis. Roland Garros. Day 13. Match Of The Day. 4.00 Netball. ANZ C’ship. Melbourne Vixens v NSW Swifts. Live. 6.00 Canoeing. Canoe Sprint World Cup. From Poland. 6.30 Rugby. Steinlager Series. All Blacks v France. Live. 9.35 Rugby. British And Irish Lions Tour. Queensland Reds v British & Irish Lions. Live. 11.50 Rugby. June Internationals. Scotland v Samoa. Live. 2.00 Rugby. 2.50 Rugby. June Internationals. South Africa v Italy. Live. 5.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Lyoness Open. Round Three.

8.00 Tennis. Roland Garros. Day 13. Match Of The Day. 10.00 Rugby League. NRL. Eels v Roosters. Highlights. 10.30 Cycling. Criterium Du Dauphine. Stage 6. Replay. 12.30 Rugby League. Holden State Of Origin. Game One. 1.00 Rugby League. NRL. Eels v Roosters. Replay. 3.00 Rugby League. NSW Cup. Newcastle Knights v Illawarra Cutters. Live. 5.00 Rugby League. Holden Cup. Knights U20 v Dragons U20. Live. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL. Knights v Dragons. Live. 9.30 Rugby League. NRL. Cowboys v Bulldogs. Live. 11.30 Cycling. Criterium Du Dauphine. Stage 7. Live. 1.00 Total Rugby. 1.25 Rugby League. NRL. Round 13 Saturday. Highlights. 1.55 Motorsport. FIA Formula One C’ship. Grand Prix Du Canada P3. Live. 3.25 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Round 13 Saturday. Highlights. 3.50 Soccer. UEFA European Under 21 C’ship. England v Norway. Live.


7.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Fedex St. Jude Classic. Round Three. Live. 10.00 Rugby. Steinlager Series. All Blacks v France. Highlights. 10.30 Soccer. UEFA European Under 21 C’ship. England v Norway. Replay. 12.30 Tennis. Roland Garros. Day 14. Women’s Singles. 1.30 Small Blacks TV. 2.00 Netball. ANZ C’ship. West Coast Fever v Queensland Firebirds. Live. 4.00 Golf. Wegmans LPGA C’ship. Round Three. 5.00 Cricket. ICC Champions Trophy. England v Australia. 6.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Force v Waratahs. Live. 8.10 Rugby. Steinlager Series. All Blacks v France. Replay. 10.30 Motorsport. Superbike World C’ship. WSBK Portimao. Race One. and Supersport. Live. 2.00 Motorsport. Superbike World C’ship. WSBK Portimao.Race Two. Live. 4.00 Netball. ANZ C’ship. Round 12. Highlights. 4.30 Rugby League. NRL. Warriors v Sea Eagles. 5.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Fedex St. Jude Classic. Round Four. Live.


6.30 Rugby. Steinlager Series. All Blacks v France. Highlights. 7.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Fedex St. Jude Classic. Round Four. Live. 10.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Lyoness Open. Round Four. 11.00 Cycling. Criterium Du Dauphine. Stage 8. Replay. 1.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Fedex St. Jude Classic. Round Four. 2.00 Golf. Wegmans LPGA C’ship. Round Four. 3.00 Netball. ANZ C’ship. West Coast Fever v Queensland Firebirds. Replay. 4.30 Rugby. Steinlager Series. All Blacks v France. Replay.


Press 9.00 Not a Fan 9.30 Nzone Focus 10.00 Kiwis Can Fly 10.30 Beauty and the Beast 11.00 Give Me An Answer 11.30 Roots and Reflections 12.00 Nzone Focus 12.30 Just Thinking 1.00 Love, Marriage and Stinking Thinking 1.30 Not a Fan 2.00 Beauty and the Beast 2.30 Beyond Adventure 3.00 MOVIE: Breaking the Press 4.30 Noble Exchange 5.00 Give Me An Answer 5.30 Running With Fire SUNdAY 6.00 Living Truth: Charles Price 7.00 Creation’s Creatures 7.30 Carlos the Caterpillar 8.00 OK TV 8.30 Connection Point 9.00 In Touch 10.00 Life Questions


6.00 Golf. Wegmans LPGA C’ship. Round Two. 7.00 Golf. Wegmans LPGA C’ship. Round Three. Live. 11.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Lyoness Open. Round Three. 11.30 Golf. US PGA Tour. Fedex St. Jude Classic. Round Three. 12.00 Rugby League. NSW Cup. Auckland Vulcans v Manly Sea Eagles. Live. 1.45 Rugby League. Holden Cup. Warriors U20 v Sea Eagles U20. Live. 3.30 Rugby League. NRL. Warriors v Sea Eagles. Live. 6.00 Sky Sport What’s On. 6.30 Adventure Angler Series. 7.00 Netball. ANZ C’ship. Southern Steel v Canterbury Tactix. Live. 9.15 Cricket. ICC Champions Trophy. Black Caps v Sri Lanka. 1st Innings. Live. 1.05 Rugby. Steinlager Series. All Blacks v France. From Eden Park, Auckland. Highlights. 1.40 Cricket. ICC Champions Trophy. Black Caps v Sri Lanka. 2nd Innings. Live. 5.30 Netball. ANZ C’ship. Round 12. Highlights. 5.55 Motorsport. FIA Formula One C’ship. Grand Prix Du Canada. Live.


8.30 Motorsport. IRL. Firestone 550. Highlights. 10.00 Sky Sport What’s On. 10.30 Cricket. ICC Champions Trophy. England v Australia. 11.30 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Warriors v Sea Eagles. Replay. 1.30 Tennis. Roland Garros. Day 15. Men’s Singles. Highlights. 2.30 Motorsport. FIA Formula One C’ship. Grand Prix Du Canada. Replay. 5.00 Motorsport. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Party In The Poconos 400. Highlights.

Discovery 6.00 Time Warp. (PG) 6.30 Swords: Life On The Line. (PG) 7.30 MythBusters. (PG) 9.30 ET Fishing Escapes. (PG) 10.30 How Booze Built America. (PG) 11.30 American digger. (PG) 12.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 12.30 Auction Kings. (PG) 1.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 1.30 What Happened Next? (PG) 2.30 Mythbusters. (PG) 3.30 dirty Great Machines. (PG) 4.30 Alaska: The Last Frontier. (PG) 5.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) 6.30 Argo: Inside Story. (PG) 7.30 Sinking Of An Aircraft Carrier. (PG) Five tonnes of explosives are set to sink the Oriskany Aircraft Carrier during the worlds largest and most dangerous nonmilitary exercise for a reef project. This special follows the process. 8.30 Bering Sea Gold: Under The Ice. (PG) The Gold Don’t Care. The summer season over, 3 teams of miners dive under the ice to dredge gold on the floor of the Bering Sea. Two dredge teams struggle to winterize their operations. 9.30 Moonshiners. (M) Hat In Hand. 10.30 River Monsters. (PG) 11.30 Ultimate Warfare. (M) 12.30 Gold Rush. (PG) 5.30 Greensburg. (PG)


6.30 Swords: Life On The Line. (PG) 7.30 MythBusters. (PG) 9.30 ET Fishing Escapes. (PG) 10.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) 11.30 River Monsters. (PG) 12.30 Texas drug Wars. (M) 1.30 Sinking Of An Aircraft Carrier. (PG) 2.30 Inside The Gangsters’ Code. (M) 7.30 The devil’s Triangle. (PG) 8.30 Alaska: The Last Frontier. (PG) Cattle Drive. 9.30 How Booze Built America. (PG) To The Moon! 10.30 What Happened Next? (PG) 11.30 Mythbusters. (PG) 12.30 Combat Countdown. (PG) 1.30 Auction Kings. (PG) 2.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 2.30 American digger. (PG) 3.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 3.30 Nightmare Next door. (M) 4.30 disappeared. (M) 5.30 Auction Kings. (PG)


6.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 6.30 dirty Jobs. (PG) 7.30 Combat Countdown. (PG) 8.30 Gold Rush. (PG) 9.30 MythBusters. (PG) 10.30 Nightmare Next door. (M) 11.30 Auction Kings. (PG) 12.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 12.30 Crimes That Shook The World. (M) 1.30 disappeared. (M) 2.30 American digger. (PG) 3.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 3.30 Combat Countdown. (PG) 4.30 Gold Rush. (PG) 5.30 MythBusters. (PG)

10.30 Word For You 11.00 Songs of Praise 11.35 Quick Study 12.00 Down to Earth 12.25 MOVIE: Small Miracles 2.00 Kiwis Can Fly 2.30 Precious Memories 3.00 Hour of Power 4.00 In Touch 5.00 Living Truth: Charles Price 6.00 Running With Fire 6.30 Kiwis Can Fly 7.00 Nzone Focus 7.30 Songs of Praise 8.05 Precious Memories 8.30 David Jeremiah 9.30 Down To Earth 9.55 MOVIE: Small Miracles 11.30 The Truth Out There 12.00 Hour of Power 1.00 Nzone Focus 1.30 Songs of Praise 2.05 Precious Memories 2.30 David Jeremiah 3.30 Late Programs



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EA Networks - we’re hiring!

EA Networks has several vacancies available for enthusiastic individuals looking to join a stable and successful locally owned company. Take the next step in your career and apply today.

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• Sales Representative – Fibre Communications Network


o Are you ambitious, target driven and love to meet new people? Help grow our fibre communications network and support its development.

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• Systems Administrator – Information Technology

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Irrigation and Pumping, a division of PGG Wrightson, is a full service provider which is well established in the South Island as a leading supplier of turn-key irrigation projects and brands of irrigation equipment.

• Management Accountant

We are currently seeking an energetic person to work full time with our existing Ashburton assembly team. Working with the Pivot Crew Leading Hand, you will be part of a three man team working in the wider South Island area. This is an exciting opportunity for you to be part of a busy and successful team.

o Are you looking for an interesting, analytical role that provides business intelligence and supports our finance department and wider business?

• Technical Services labourer

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The successful applicant will to have an eye for detail, excellent communication skills, real commitment, determination, and be a strong team player. Experience in Pivot assembly is preferred but not essential.

• Underground Services labourer

PGG Wrightson is a company committed to growing our employees through on going development and leadership abilities, opening the doors to a challenging and rewarding career in the rural industry.

o Do you enjoy being part of a team working outdoors across the district? Do you have proven infrastructure skills? Come and talk to us.

To apply for any of these roles or for more information;

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All applications will be treated in confidence.

you want


• Email your CV and covering letter, or deliver to 742 East Street, Ashburton before Wednesday, 19 June 2013. • For further information, please contact Robbie Orr, Operations Manager – Pivots on (027) 435 6337.

If you're a carpenter looking for more from your workplace, Bradford Building can offer you: » A secure future » Skill based pay rate » Varied technical challenges » Advancement opportunities

Customer serviCe offiCer We are looking for a customer focused and motivated individual to join our team in Ashburton as a Customer Service Officer. A friendly, outgoing and mature personality with an eye for detail and a high standard of personal presentation is required to assist the branch achieve it’s goals. We are offering the opportunity to join our organisation at a very exciting time, we are experiencing significant growth and have just become New Zealand’s newest Bank. Working in a great team environment, competitive remuneration as well as additional benefits, are all part of the package we offer. Honesty, integrity, and reliability are essential and will be our primary focus in assessing your application.

With a reputation for high quality, technical innovation and sheer hard work, Bradford Building plays a well-deserved major role in the construction industry throughout Canterbury. You could be a part of this. Build yourself a better future with Bradford Building. Please contact Lynn Whyte for more information: Phone: 0276 984 176 Email:

Rakaia area Experienced worker


Full time or part time.

Mid Canterbury Freight Limited Class 5 Driver Required Mid Canterbury Freight Ltd is a small privately owned business due to increased work loads and growth from our loyal customers we are looking for a Class 5 driver on our Ashburton to Christchurch freight run. Tidy appearance, good people skills and a good sense of humour would be good qualities to join our team. Training will be given. If you would be interested in this position please contact Phill at Mid Canterbury freight on 03 308 6573 for more information.

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

Phone 302-7034

Checkout Operators Fixed term and casual We have a fixed term position for approximately 8 weeks and requiring casual staff we can have on call and to cover holidays and sickness. These hours have the potential to increase. If you are reliable and would like some casual work we would like to hear from you. Either post or email or post to Human Resources, P.O. Box 35, Ashburton 7740.

Key Requirements of the role: • Contribute to the growth of the organisation through the accurate and timely processing of transactions • Provide high quality customer service • Promotion and sale of the products and services we offer • Daily balancing requirements You will be computer literate, possess excellent communication skills and enjoy dealing with customer service enquires – always willing to go the extra distance to make a difference for our customers. Previous banking experience would be a plus. If you are ready to play this very important part in our exciting journey ahead, please apply by forwarding your Cover Letter and CV to Edward Wotherspoon at Applications close 14 June.

BusiNess  |  rurAL  |  fAmiLies 5019CSO

To work with standard bred horses.

Helping grow the country

Investments – LendIng – WorkIng CapItaL LIvestoCk & seasonaL FInanCe – Home & veHICLe Loans – InsuranCe

Storeman / Dispatch We are a small, but busy light engineering and fabrication company, priding ourselves in providing quality ATV bullbars, trailers and accessories to our local and export market. We require a person to clean down, pack and dispatch our ATV bullbars and accessories. This also includes our ATV trailers. We are looking for a person who takes pride in our product, has great communication skills, inwards and outwards goods experience, forklift experience and skills in organising your own department. You will need to be; reliable, able to work under pressure, physically fit, flexible as at times overtime will be required and able to work alone. If this sounds like you, please send your CV and cover letter to:

Smith Attachments Ltd PO Box 292 Ashburton 7740 Applications close June 11, 2013

EXPERIENCED TRACTOR DRIVER Required for Carew/ Ruapuna property, 3-4 days per week as needed. Could suit semi retired farmer.

Phone Peter Waller 03 696 3582

Guardian Classifieds phone 307 7900


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, June 8, 2013


To advertise here call 307-7900 or email

TEACHER AIDE Longbeach School

We are a large, modern, family-owned seed processing and storage company, based in the heart of Ashburton. Due to increased workload, we have the following position available:

Got Green Fingers? Our Open Spaces Team proudly manages and maintains 86 parks and reserves through our district. While their work is physically demanding, the results of their effort go on show for the entire community to see providing much satisfaction.

TEAM LEADER This position will provide challenge, satisfaction and an extremely large ‘backyard’ in which your horticultural skills and those of your colleagues will grow to fruition. Previous experience organising a team’s daily activities and supervising others ensuring productivity and quality results would be advantageous. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

GARDENER OR MOWER OPERATOR As a specialised Gardener or Mower Operator your work location or tasks could vary daily. Experience within the industry is preferable however, if you have the right attitude, a strong work ethic and a commitment to expand your skills and knowledge through gaining horticultural qualifications we are keen to hear from you. Our standard working week is eight hour days Monday to Friday, with applicants required to work weekend days on a rostered basis. If you work well both by yourself and within a team environment; are friendly to all you meet and would like to grow your horticultural knowledge – why not apply to join our Parks and Recreation team? Job descriptions for the above vacancies are available online or from Council’s reception. Applications including a CV and cover letter stating with position of interest will be accepted online, by post or at reception until Wednesday, 12 June 2013.

Processing And Planning Co-Ordinator

is looking for a teacher aide to work 22.5 hours per week. 9am - 2pm daily with every 2nd Thursday off. Suitable applicant must have a good sense of humour, work well in a team, be compassionate, patient and reliable.

We are looking for a team focussed person to become part of our office based processing and planning team.

Experience preferred but not necessary. Applications close June 19, 2013, 4pm

The successful applicant will assist with the day to day organising of seed cleaning and treatment.

Please send a covering letter and resume marked confidential to

Key attributes will be: • An ability to think ahead and plan • Accuracy with numbers • Be a team player • Have good communication skills • Computer literate

Longbeach School 838 Boundary Rd, RD3, Ashburton Attn Neil Simons

Driver Required

Full training will be given to the successful applicant. This is an opportunity to become part of a vibrant and exciting industry. Applications close Friday, June 14, 2013. For more information on this position please contact: Brent Clarke – Director To apply, please forward a copy of your CV and references to:

South Island Seed Dressing & Storage Co Ltd P O Box 404 Ashburton 7740 Or email:

We are looking to fill a permanent, full time driving position. Class 4 license essential, Class 5 license an advantage. Must be honest, reliable and physically fit as heavy lifting is involved.

Call 021 327 318

for more information

Yardperson / Handyman

Please apply to: Kimberley Grayling Human Resource Officer 5 Baring Square West PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740

Stuart Tarbotton Contractors Limited is a locally owned and operated company that requires a Yardperson / Handyman to help out in the yard and workshop.

This person will assist the workshop mechanic with servicing machinery, oil changes and on going machinery maintenance, light workshop duties.

Successful applicant should have a good mechanical knowledge and be capable around machinery. The ability to drive trucks and loaders would be an advantage as would holding a Class 5 Licence.

If you think this could be you please phone Tanya on

0274 915 636 or (03) 307 7065 We are a large, modern, family-owned seed processing and storage company, based in the heart of Ashburton. Due to increased workload, we have the following position available:

Clerical/Sampling Assistant

Experienced farm worker

We are looking for a person to become part of the team in our main office Duties would include: • Sampling of inward trucks • Moisture testing of seed • Computer processing • Certified seed sampling, leading onto Pre Export Inspections • Clerical assistance • Outward seed documentation The successful applicant will require: • Good communication skills • Accuracy with numbers • Computer literate • Be a team player Full training will be given to the successful applicant. This is an opportunity to become part of a vibrant and exciting industry. Applications close Friday, June 14, 2013 For more information on this position please contact: Brent Clarke – Director To apply, please forward a copy of your CV and references to:

South Island Seed Dressing & Storage Co Ltd P O Box 404 Ashburton 7740 Or email:


Rakaia area


Mainfreight Ashburton

An opportunity has arisen for a full time enthusiastic driver to join our hard working team here at Mainfreight Ashburton. Duties include local deliveries and some shorthaul work. We are looking for someone who has a positive attitude, friendly disposition, is conscientious and enjoys being part of a team. We will consider applicants with any HT licence, however a class 5 and current DG endorsement would be preferable. Please contact Ross Butler mobile 027 751 1800

Good with stock and machinery skills.

Having a garage sale? Call the Guardian 307 7900 for all your classified requirements.

Full time or part time.

Phone 302-7034

More Real Estate buyers look to Friday’s Guardian for local property sales and open homes than anywhere else - every week.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, June 8, 2013





Looking for a builder with a little more experience?


Call in and talk to the people that know


4 Housing 4 Commercial 4 Farm

Copper, Brass, Aluminium etc.


“Locally owned & operated family business for 60 years”

Full range of engineering supplies and accessories for all your repairs and maintenance. Kerrick hot & cold waterblasters & industrial vacuum cleaners. Esseti welders & accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.

Licensed Buyer Dealer

10A McGregor Lane, Riverside Estate


(Off McNally Street)

Every purchase of any Xcel-Arc products places you in the draw to win a AS3000F AutoWeld Helmet!

of the week

Contact Des anytime for an obligation free quote.

Mid-Canterbury Metal Recycling


Phone 308-8959 or 027-228-1467 anytime

Phone 03 308 9936 or 0274 323 258 SITUATIONS WANTED



EXPERIENCED farm FOR SALE potatoes $30 per worker looking for fulltime sack delivered. Ilam Hardy work. Prefer Dairy but will or Rua, phone 03 308 5972. consider anything. Prefer on farm accommodation. Please MOTORING contact Brian on 027 508 0959.

WANTED forestry blocks, shelter belts, export logs and firewood logs. Stumps out and contract firewood splitting service also available. Ph or text HOUSE cleaning available Brendan 027 958 0053. Free now. Amazing work by non quotes. smoking female. Please phone Jacqui today 021 125 WANTED - used Ford, 2430. Belarus and Massey Ferguson tractors in any condition. Freephone RURAL TRADING POST 0800-888-343.

TRADES & SERVICES FOR: Welding – Mig, Arc, Mild steel fabrication. Sandblasting. Competitive Rates – Quality assured. Phone Kurt at Action Sandblasting Ltd. 027-3324549 or 308-4226 HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952. PLUMBER / DRAINLAYER Log fire installations, bathroom and kitchen renovations, plumbing repairs, hot water cylinder replacements. Peter Young reg. Plumber and Drainlayer phone 03 307 7582 or 027 280 0889. ROOFING - for all your roofing requirements, new roofs, reroofing, commercial, insurance claims, repairs. Licensed building practitioner, Wiki, Vision Roofing, phone 027-4760203.

1989 HONDA CITY as is where is, goes well. 103,000kms. Automatic W.O.F. + Rego, pink. Ideal runabout. Make an offer. Phone 03 308 3659. 1991 FORD Courier 4x2, flat deck single cab ute, 2.2 diesel very tidy $3200. Phone 03 303 6048.


South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147 Email FREEPHONE 0800 452 522

NZ Marist Pompallier tournament 1st - 1749 - Pat Lagan 2nd - 1857 - Anthony Lawry

TLC for your VIP

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


0.9mm x 15.0kg

$4522 + GST




the new owners of

ASHBURTON FORKS ENGINEERING have added their business RT INSTALLATIONS LTD (20 years experience installing rota-tech milking platforms)

Hawkins Construction Ashburton EA Sports and Aquatic Centre Closing @ 12 noon,

Friday 14th June QUALITY conventional lucerne hay for sale $10 + HOLDEN Astra 1995. One P O Box 42127 GST. Ph 027 439 9322. owner, genuine 49,000kms. Christchurch 8149 Excellent condition. $4,000. P: 379 3691 RYE grass straw - Round Ph 307 8189, 0274 -354 705. F: 379 8025 bales sell at Rakaia - 03 302 7034. TOYOTA Estima 2000. E: 127,000kms, 3 litre, auto, 7 Please contact Hawkins to great condition, WANTED - Sheep yards seater, access documentation via (steel) can dismantle if $9.500 o.n.o. Phone 03 308 TenderLink required. Phone Steve 027 1505 or 021 207 3474. 321 6060. WHEEL alignments at great prices. Maximise the life RAFFLES of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills LIVESTOCK & PETS Street. Phone 308-6737.

Rugby Federation


CALF SHED BEDDING Premium woodmulch chipped from our slabwood. Guaranteed 100% untreated wood/bark NO CONTAMINATION OR DEMOLITION MATERIALS. Sawdust also available - Adams Sawmill, Malcolm McDowell Road. Ph 308 3595.


We offer: • on site maintenance and repairs • hydraulic hose / fittings and repairs • specialise in rotary milking platform installations services and repairs

Tenders close 5pm, June 19, 2013 Registrations of Interest and Tender Submissions to; Ph: 03 442 2889 Fax: 03 442 2886 Site Safe passports mandatory. Drug and alcohol testing undertaken.

LIVESTOCK & PETS TO GIVE away to a good home, 3 yr old Jack Russell/fox terrier cross. Phone 03 308 9359.

LET OR LEASE LARGE office room with adjoining reception area available for lease. Ground floor and central location. Phone Julie 027 688 4334.

1823 Ashburton Staveley Road. RD1 Phone: 03 303 0802 Cell: 027 756139 Email:

Guardian Classifieds


phone 307 7900

HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION AKAROA - CHARMING, spacious holiday home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all electric heating. Sky, all mod cons, short walk to village.. Phone Brian 307-8000 or 308-6180.

FUNCTION/party equipment available for hire. Marquees, tables, chairs, glasses, cutlery, cooking equipment, heaters and more. See U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open Mon-Fri 7.30am5.30pm; Sat 7.30am-5pm; Sunday 8am- 12.30pm. Ph 308-8061 A/H: 308-7460

If Guardian photographers missed you at Ashburton maternity, you can send your photographs and details to

Quality Preschool

Directors: Annie Smith and Brenda Leonard Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm, Phone 308 2959, Main South Road

Photo suPPlied

Very proud big sisters Lucy, 1, and Casey, 3, enjoy a cuddle with their new sister Eden Grace, born to parents Monique and Paul Brake on April 30, weighing 7lb.

Photo suPPlied

Big brothers Sam, 2, Jack, 3, and parents Sus and Dale Palmer welcomed Ali Mary into their family on May 9 weighing 8lb 3½oz.


The Robinson family is excited about the arrival of Charlotte Josephine Robinson, born on May 24 weighing 6lb 14oz.


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, June 8, 2013



Export Quality Woodchip




Whole Pumpkin 99¢ ea

Guaranteed untreated. Ideal for calf sheds and wintering barns. Post peelings also available. Quantities to suit all requirements.

Granny Smith Bananas pre-pack IIam Hardy Potatoes Seedless Grapes

Ryal Bush Transport

.99¢ kg $1.99 bag 10kg $5.99 bag $3.99 punnet

Specials available from 05-06/12-06

Phone 307 9500



The Green Grocer

DAIRY grazing available. Kale, rape and oats. Pendarves area call 03 302 0895 or 027 913 5991.

Fresh Fruit & Vege


FLOAT hire - single, double and tandem. Reasonable rates. Morrison’s Saddlery & Feed. Phone 308-3422 any- OFFICE Furniture for sale time. as we are moving. Filling Cabinets, Tables, Room divider etc. Come in to Everist FOR SALE Gilchrist Lawyers, 246 Havelock St, 9-5pm weekdays to view. Or call 03 307 FIREWOOD, dry hot 7441. burning Macrocarpa / Old Man Pine hot mix, 6cu m ROYAL Stewart kilt - links $450, 50/50 mix. Ph/text 027 26½ inches, made in 958 0053. Scotland. Excellent FIREWOOD dry macrocarpa condition. Ph 302-7273. and blue gum $250, dry poplar $140, green blue gum SCOOTER’S - new and $160. All 3.6 m3. Phone secondhand three and four Shane James firewood 03 wheel electric scooters and wheel chairs. Call Fred 303 7063. Reddecliffe at Electric FIREWOOD - dry old man Mobility Ashburton today. pine. Four and six metre Phone 308-3602. loads. Phone Ron Harris. 0274-652-122. FREE FIREWOOD, free firewood, free firewood, free firewood. Help yourself, help yourself. Gates open, 111 Cass Street, Friday to Sunday from 8am or phone 027 405 2391.

Main South Road Tinwald 308-1095

Church Services All Welcome

Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.

Birthday Greetings Cake Tin Hire

20 novelty shapes

$15 for 7 days

The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287

Ashton Lilley Happy Birthday Ashton. Have a great day. Lots of love Mum, Nathan, Jax and all the family. Krishant Nadan Happy 1st Birthday Krishant. Lots and love and kisses from Mum, Dad and older brothers Krishay and Krishant. xxxx

Why wait for tomorrow? Healing is yours now!!

206 Cameron Street Pastors Jim & Ida Heath Ph 308 7511



Assembly Of God Sunday Meeting Heart to God And Hand to Man Celebration Service and Children’s Programme


10.30am Hakatere Marae SH1, Fairton You are welcome Enquiries Phone 308-8699

Cnr Cass & Havelock Sts, Phone 308 5409 Website

10am Morning Service

131 Thomson Street (Tinwald School Hall) Sunday Morning 10.30am Sunday Evening 7pm Wednesday night Bible Study, 15 Cross Street 7pm

We hope to see you this Sunday!

Speaker: Pastor David Jensen LIFE 2 da MAX (Kids Church) Creche Available Newcomers lunch to follow. 6.00pm House of Prayer YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE VERY WELCOME

For more info please call Pastor Mike Grove 308 4695



VERSASPA School Ball Spray Tan Special, 25% off all School Ball spray tans. LOVELY ladies waiting for Configure Express ph 307 you in sexy lingerie. Phone 7030. 021 565 126.

52 A Princes Street Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms $400 Per Week WEB ID AS515 74 Melcombe Street Three Bedrooms $330 Per Week WEB ID AS 510 17 Bird Street Three Bedrooms $340 Per Week WEB ID AS516


Board of Trustees Election

Board of Trustees Elections

Declaration of Parent Election Results

Declaration of Staff and

8 A Alford Forest Road Three Bedrooms / Two Bathrooms $410 Per Week

Parent Election Results

References required

Staff representative At the close of nominations, as there was only one valid nomination received I hereby declare Donna Watson duly elected.

24 84 71 81 5

We hereby declare following duly elected:

Parent representative votes:


Signed Annmarie McCloy and Daphne Hinton Returning Officers

Clarke, Awhi Cuadrado, Carlos Rickard, Chris Leadley, Catherine Roadley, Greg McMurray, Andrea Wallis, Simon Paton, Julia Whyte, Jeff Invalid Votes


I hereby declare the following duly elected.

Hart Gretchen Leete Andrew Parker Scott

Parent and Staff Election Results

Karen Burrowes Peter Edwards Matt Galbraith Lyall Jemmett David Keating Sarah Patrick - Staff rep. Signed Steve Carr Returning Officer


24 31 40 59 57 32 51 49 42 nil

Catherine Leadley Greg Roadley Julia Paton Simon Wallis Chris Rickard Jeff Whyte Signed, Lois Birchler-Stockdill Returning Officer

For all subscriber enquiries, missed delivery, new subscriptions, temporary stops, call our subscriber hotline 0800 274 287

You’re very welcome! Cnr Cass & Cameron St 308 7610 - 308 7062

2/21 Creek Road Two Bedrooms $300 Per Week WEB ID AS508


I hereby declare the following as duly elected.


BirthdayGreetings Greetingsare are freefor for those those aged aged 12 and under only. Free Birthday 12 underdays only.before Free birthday greetings greetings must mustfree be received received at least least two twoand working birthday be at working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear date of insertion, otherwise there noavailable guarantee thatground it will appear theday dayrequested. requested. Photos willisbe be at floor ononthe Photos will available atour our for collection after notice has appeared theground paper. floor office office for collection after notice has appeared in theinpaper.

Full details of the above sale are available In the Christchurch Press - today’s edition.

Clarke, Awhi Hart, Gretchen Leete, Andrew Parker, Scott Invalid Votes

10am Every Sunday

Proudly presents young local talent in concert 7 pm Saturday 8th June St David's Church Hall Allens Road

Thursday, June 13, 2013 Tinwald Saleyards Commencing at 9.30am

Parent representatives votes:

Jubilee Christian Fellowship

Hutt View School of Music

Forty Eight Annual Implement Sale

PGG Wrightson Auctioneers Ashburton



KWILA DECKING Available in 90x19 and 140x19 with large choice of lengths available. Stocking all your timber requirements for under your deck as well Adams Sawmill, Malcolm McDowell Road, Ph 308 3595 - Eftpos/credit card.

Happy Birthday


MINDY, available everyday, genuine calls only, no texting please. Phone 021 0233 9259.

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL 2 BEDROOM brick home with heat pump and garage, in the Allenton area, available June 16. $280/pw. Please phone 307 8851 or 027 348 1500.


ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL NEWLY renovated 3 bedroom flat, west side non smokers only, prefer mature couple $300 per week. Phone 03 308 0389.

HINDS - Family home 5 bedrooms. Wood burner/wetback. Pony paddock available $320 per week. Phone Abby 03 318 0033.

Michelle 027 77 66 497

Better in Blue


Mature couple, working full-time looking for house to rent in Ashburton area. Preferred rural property but definitely anything considered. Have great references available

Phone 027 716 1514 FOR SALE

landscape supplies

• Bark • Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon


Grazing Wanted

PROPERTY INVESTORS Distance yourself from tenant and management problems. Have your property managed independently, professionally and cost effectively. Property management is our sole focus HOUSE to rent, 3 bedroom, 24/7. Call B&N Properties Netherby area, heat pump, Ltd now, phone 021-160$300/pw. Phone 03 302 6780. 4565.

Dairy heifer grazing required From September 2013. R 2's. Numbers to suit.

HOUSE to rent. Three bedrooms, Netherby area. TO LET - tidy 2 bedrooms Heat pump. $300pw. Phone flat. Park Street central location. Call 03 308 2650. 302-6780.

Please phone 027 436 9316

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, June 8, 2013


Looking for agricultural staff?

9.30am - 12.30pm. ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East. 10.00am - 12.00pm. ASHBURTON VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1.30pm. MID CANTERBURY SOCIAL WHEELERS. 14km road race. Register from 1pm. Fords Road, near the sale yards. 7.00pm. HUTT VIEW SCHOOL OF MUSIC. Proudly presents young local talent in concert. St David’s Church Hall, 48 Allens Road. Allenton.

Advertise your vacancies and staffing requirements in Dairy Focus South Island.

SUNDAY JUNE 9 8.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 8.30am. ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Lake Hill and east end of Lake Coleridge. New members welcome, phone 308-6826. Meet, Ashburton Courthouse, Baring Square West. 8.30am. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass. Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9.30am. ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Morning worship and Holy Communion, all welcome. 65 Oxford Street. 9.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Worship service, 48 Allen’s Road, Allenton. 9.30am. METHODIST PARISH. Morning worship with Rev Tevita Taufalele. Baring Square East Church lounge. 10.00am. HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mass. Sealy Street. 10.00am. ASHBURTON MODEL AERO CLUB. Radio controlled aircraft flying, weather permitting. Lovett’s Road, off Maronan Road. 10.00am. ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Holy Communion with Rev David Brown. cnr Havelock and Park streets. 10.00am. ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion every Sunday. 151-153 Thomson Street. 10.30am. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. now at 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic Aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 2.00pm. ASHBURTON MUSICAL CLUB. Public concert Cordes, Chamber Music Group. Sinclair Centre, Park Street. 4.00pm - 5.30pm. ST DAVIDS UNION CHURCH. Messy Church, fun for the whole family. Bring a plate of food to share. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7.00pm. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. now at 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). 7.00pm. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Holy Communion in the Sinclair Centre with Rev David Brown. Park Street.

A multi-million dollar robotic milking shed under construction.

Page 2-3 Dairy Industry Awards winners.

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Dairy Focus

The magazine for all South Island dairy farmers, a free publication packed with interesting and informative news, views and essential dairy related reading. Frequency Monthly


The circulation area for Dairy Focus covers the entire Mid Canterbury rural district, plus every dairy farm, South Island wide.


Dairy Focus is delivered to all RD box holders in the Mid Canterbury district plus every dairy farm South Island wide. Over 7,500 households and farms.

MONDAY JUNE 10 9.00am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road. 9.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House. 9.30am - 10.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Ladies exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.00am. CARDIAC COMPAINIONS. Fortnightly meeting, social exercises and speakers. Buffalo Lodge hall, Cox Street. 10.00am. CREATIVE FIBRE ASHBURTON. Open day, all welcome. Sinclair Centre. Park Street. 10.30am - 11.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Men’s exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road. 1.15pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong - counting, all welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, the domain, Philip Street. 6.00pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real Women circuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm. CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE. Euchre in the Parish centre, Cnr Burnett and Winter Streets. 7.30pm. TINWALD INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. Bowlers welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street.

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World Elder Abuse

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, June 8, 2013

Weekend Services

Medical ServiceS

Unichem Ashburton Pharmacy, cnr East and Burnett Streets, Ashburton. Saturday open from: 9.30am - 12.30pm. Sunday open from: 10.30am - 12 noon. Saturday and Sunday evening: 6pm - 7pm.

HML Home care Medical Limited - Ring 0800 700 155 for FREE 24hr Health Advice. DUTY DOCTORS

This service is for emergency medical care only. Please remember your community Services card. Emergency phone until 8am Monday - 0800 700 155. Dr Holdaway, Gym Company Medical, Cass Street, will be the duty doctor for Saturday until 8am Sunday. She will hold surgery from 10am12noon and from 6pm-7pm. Surgery phone 308 9489. No appointment necessary. Sealy Street Medical Centre, Sealy Street will be the duty clinic for Sunday until 8am Monday. Surgery times 10am-12 noon and 6pm-7pm. Surgery phone: 03 308 1212. No appointment necessary.

DIAL 111 in the event of a Medical or Accident Emergency

Helpline ServiceS



Baring Square East, Ashburton. Ph 308 3167 Saturday-Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm Closed Statutory Holidays. Group Bookings by arrangement


Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or 027 857 2133 or visit www.alcoholics-anonymous. for more information.


WEEKEND HOURS: Hours: Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm.



aSHBUrTon HoSPiTal general WardS - (Medical and Surgical): DAILY, 2.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm - 7.30pm Children must be accompanied by an adult. cHalmerS Ward (including Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation Unit) - OPEN VISITING. maTerniTy Ward DAILY, 10am - 8pm. -Husbands and patient’s own children may visit the patient from: 7am - 10pm. TUarangi Home (Cameron St) - DAILY, -unrestricted visiting.

Call free on 0800 222 955. Ask for the Crisis Team. SAFE CARE - 24 hr rape and Sexual assault crisis Support. Ph: 03 364 8791


aSHBUrTon mail cenTre FAST POST: Mon - Fri 6pm STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm PoST deliVery cenTreS VICTIMS SUPPORT GROUP - 24 hr- Allenton: Mon - Fri 5pm Freephone 0800 VicTim (0800 842 846) Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm Direct dials to a volunteer. Methven: Mon - Fri 4.30pm ashburton office - 307 8409 week-days, Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm 9am - 2pm - outside of these hours leave a aSHBUrTon’S STreeT receiVerS message. Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm ALCOHOL DRUG HELP LINE Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm Call us free on (0800 787 797). INFORMATION CENTRES ASHBURTON REST HOMES: Lines open 10am - 10pm Seven days. aSHBUrTon - Sat 10am until 2pm. coldSTream HoUSe — DAILY, unrestricted LIFELINE Sun CLOSED. visiting. Toll-Free: 0800 353 353 Public holidays from 10am until 2pm. cameron coUrTS — DAILY, unrestricted Phone 308-1050. visiting. oMMunity erviceS meTHVen - Saturday & Sunday 10am - 3pm. PrinceS coUrT — DAILY, unrestricted Phone 302-8955 or visiting. ART GALLERY Phone 308 1133. Baring Square East, BUS DEPARTURES EMERGENCY DENTIST Ashburton. Reservations and timetables, 24-hour service. If you do not have or cannot contact your Sat & Sun: 10.00am - 4.00pm Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. regular dentist, please phone 027 683 0679 Closed Public Holidays. BUSeS - Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. for the name of the rostered weekend dentist Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm. in Christchurch. Hours 9am-5pm, Saturdays, ASHBURTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Sundays and Public Holidays. Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm Sunday 1:00pm -4:00pm

For weekend doctor and emergency details please phone Methven 302 8105. For medical attention during the weekend there are drop in clinics from 11am - 12noon and 5pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday.


Ashburton Hospital DOES NOT provide an accident and emergency service. Except in cases of emergency persons requiring medical attention must consult their own or the duty general practitioner. Persons subsequently requiring treatment at Ashburton Hospital must have a general practitioners


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DOG, STOCK & NOISE CONTROL Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700 - 24 hour service


WeeKend emergency PHone nUmBer: All enquiries - Inspector John Keeley: 308 4432 or 0274 342 646


Contact (cats) Andrea 021 892 939 or (dogs) Dawn 021 828 350

VETERINARIANS VeT enT riVerSide - Phone 03 308 2321, 1 Smallbone Drive, Ashburton. Emergencies: Lge: Carl Finnigan. Sml: Ian Hodge. 24-hour emergency service canTerBUry VeTS - Ph 03 307 0686, 363 West Street, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am-12 noon. Emergencies: Jade Hackney. aSHBUrTon VeTS - Ph 027 683 8000, 149 Cameron Street Ashburton: The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is: Ben Hallenstein. Full emergency service all weekend. care VeTS - Ph 03 308 2327, 246 Tancred Street, Saturday clinic: 10am - 2pm. Emergencies: Refer VetEnt Riverside VeTliFe aSHBUrTon - Phone 03 307 5195, Cnr East St & Smithfield Rd, Ashburton. Saturday clinic 9am-12 noon. Emergencies: Lge: Mike Johnson. Sml: Reon McMurtrie.

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Guardian Weekend Weather

AShburton offiCe Somerset House, 161 Burnett Street. Ph: (03) 308 7052 OPen Mon–Fri 9.30am–4.30pm timAru offiCe The Ken Wills Complex, 300 Hilton Highway, Washdyke. Ph: (03) 688 2043 OPen Mon–Fri 9.00am-5.00pm


Saturday, 8 June 2013



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Map for Saturday











NZ Today

Wind km/h less than 30 Waimate

30 to 59 60 plus

Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing 6

9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


9 noon 3


morning min















9 pm am 3


Monday 9 noon 3


showers 10 16 cloudy 4 15 fine 4 16 fine 4 16 fine 8 14 rain 4 14 cloudy 1 14 rain 8 15 fine 3 14 fine 1 13 showers 2 11 showers 5 13 rain 6 11


9 pm











5:08 11:18

The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 8:02 am Set 5:01 pm Good

Good fishing

Rise 8:03 am Set 5:01 pm Good

NZ Situation A complex trough of low pressure over the South Island moves onto the North Island tomorrow, then slowly out to the east on Monday and Tuesday.

Good fishing


Fair fishing

Rise 8:05 am Set 5:36 pm

Rise 8:50 am Set 6:28 pm

New moon

First quarter

Full moon

3:58 am

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17 Jun 5:25 am

Showers and southerlies developing during the morning, then showers clearing by evening with winds dying away.

202.7 8.63 15.9 90.1

Canterbury Readings to 4pm yesterday Temperatures °C

23 Jun 11:34 pm

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa


Ashburton Airport Average

Timaru Airport Average

min grass 16 hour Jun 2013 min to date to date

11.9 -2.3 -6.8 11.6

Christchurch Airport 12.1 Average

Rainfall mm






0.8 -2.6

11.9 -2.6 11.3


Wind km/h

max gust


37.6 369.4 NE 20


15.8 222.8


21.4 215.6 NW 15







Rain developing about the divide, falling as snow above 1700 metres, and scattered falls spreading further east. Wind at 1000m: NW rising to 40 km/h, easing in the evening. Wind at 2000m: N rising to gale 70 km/h, easing in the evening.


Mainly fine. Light winds.

A change to southerlies, bringing a few showers.


E 26

Adelaide Amsterdam Bangkok Berlin Brisbane Cairns Cairo Calcutta Canberra Colombo Darwin Dubai Dublin Edinburgh Frankfurt

FZL: Lowering to 1800m

Showers with snow lowering to 1500 metres, clearing. Wind at 1000m: Change to SE during the morning, dying out by evening. Wind at 2000m: N dying out during the morning.

TUESDAY A change to southerlies, bringing a few showers.

WEDNESDAY A few showers with easterlies.

World Weather Forecast for today


FZL: 2000m


A few showers with easterlies.

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 3:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 3:15 pm, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday

Rise 8:03 am Set 5:01 pm

Rise 7:15 am Set 4:48 pm

9 Jun



Source: Environment Canterbury 3:21

High cloud increasing, and a few spots of rain in the evening. Northeasterlies strengthening.

Cloudy periods. Northeasterlies developing.

River Levels




Midnight Tonight

Auckland Hamilton Napier Palmerston North Wellington Nelson Blenheim Greymouth Christchurch Timaru Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill


m am 3 3










TUESDAY: Southerlies and a few showers developing.



Canterbury High Country

MONDAY: Cloudy periods. Northeast developing.




Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Increasing high cloud. Northeasterlies strengthening. TOMORROW: Showers and southerlies developing in the morning.




Ashburton Forecast

fine fine rain cloudy showers showers fine fine fine rain fine fine fine fine cloudy

10 10 25 13 13 21 25 28 -2 25 23 28 8 9 14

18 19 32 22 22 27 41 36 14 30 32 41 17 18 25

Geneva Hobart Hong Kong Honolulu Islamabad Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Madrid Melbourne Moscow Nadi New Delhi

Compiled by © Copyright Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited 2013

thunder fine showers fine fine rain fine thunder fine fine showers fine rain fine fine

12 5 28 23 27 24 8 26 9 16 11 6 11 21 31

25 17 32 28 43 32 24 33 19 20 21 16 21 32 41

New York Paris Perth Rarotonga Rome San Francisco Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Taipei Tel Aviv Tokyo Washington Zurich

rain fine showers showers cloudy fine cloudy thunder fine showers drizzle fine cloudy showers fine

15 15 9 21 13 13 20 25 10 11 26 20 18 17 11

26 26 22 28 25 25 31 32 20 19 33 37 27 29 26

For the very latest weather information, including Weather Warnings, visit


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, June 8, 2013


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Vertical Double Adaptor

5 Fin Oil Heater

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Storm Rodenticide Spear Top Boundary Fence Panel



2400mm x 1200mm. Powdercoated aluminium. Black. SKU00228949

Hanging Closet Freshener

14.4V Cordless Hammer Drill Driver



White. Scuff, stain & mould resistant.

Heated Towel Rail


$ 98


10L $159.90






Black fascia. 3 speed fan. Touch control. Halogen lights.



Kinetic Sink 780 x 480mm. Waste included.



1.5w x 0.8d x 1.8h m. Zinc. Kitset. SKU00189683



$ 90


Retro Foil





Satin stainless finish.


8mm Laminate Flooring Selected colours only.


$ 87






Dual Purpose Ladder

1325mm x 19m. Underfloor insulation.


Passage Set

1.8-3.2m. 120kg load rating. SKU00860045





Garlic Bulbs







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Dress Mirror Panel

20kg Multicrete

Garden Shed






Gas Heater

1000 x 300mm. Straight edge mirror.

60cm Canopy Rangehood

High speed steel.

45W. White.




85 Piece Drill Bit Set



475g No More Gaps Fast Dry



Keyless chuck. Metal gears. 2 batteries & case. SKU00285175



4L Endure Interior Wall


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Frost Cloth

2 x 5m. SKU00311533


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Not all services and products featured are available in all stores, but may be ordered. See in store for product availability. We reserve the right to restrict the purchase of commercial quantities. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Prices valid until Friday 14th June 2013 or while stocks last.


Ashburton Guardian June 8 2013  

Ashburton Guardian, Saturday, June 8, 2013

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