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Thief turns back on past A young man once part of a Christchurch group that stole 80 cars was sentenced to four months’ community detention when he appeared in the Ashburton District Court yesterday. Shawn Tony Samuels quit the group and moved to Ashburton for a better life after three friends died in a stolen car that was being chased by police. Samuels, 18, now had a fulltime job, a stable place to live and is about to become a father, his

lawyer Paul Bradford told Judge Kevin Phillips. Samuels was being sentenced on charges of unlawfully taking a vehicle, unlawfully getting in a vehicle, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police. He was also sentenced to supervision for six months and disqualified from driving for 12 months. Judge Phillips said a chill went down his spine as he read a pre-sentence report about the young man.

“You described offending as enjoyable to you. That you have been a party to stealing 80 cars in the four-month period you were in Christchurch. “You said you liked going fast in cars and you were aware you were being followed but focusing on getting to a high speed and getting away. “You then said you had stopped offending after the death of your friends in the accident in Christchurch, three young peo-

ple younger than you were in a car accident and trying to evade police.” Judge Phillips said Samuels was lucky that no one was injured when he tried to escape from police in a stolen car. “You were picked up in the stolen car by an associate and the ignition of the vehicle was pulled out and a window was smashed … you knew the vehicle was stolen.” Samuels’ associate later got out

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of the driver’s seat and Samuels took over driving, following his associate in another car that he stole. Samuels did not have a licence. The two cars were seen by police, who followed them into a cul-de-sac and sealed off the exit with a patrol vehicle.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Razor headline act at JAB fundraiser Mid Canterbury rugby fans, and supporters, we’re treated to the masterclass that is Crusaders coach Scott Robertson at the Hotel Ashburton last week. Robertson was the guest speaker at Thursday night’s JAB Fundraising dinner and lived up to his reputation as a quick-witted and entertaining speaker as he spoke in front of the big crowd of people who attended the evening organised by the Mid Canterbury Rugby Union. Touted as a potential replacement for Steve Hansen as the next All Blacks coach, Robertson spoke of his key focuses as a rugby coach, relying on the experiences gained during his playing days. Off the stage though, the man affectionately known as Razor, was possibly even more passionate about his current role. “It’s still something that is quite surreal to me,” he told the Guardian. “The progression to Crusaders head coach is something I am very proud of, but I’ve been really lucky to have had some incredible people by my side along the way.” Robertson spoke at length during his talk about his time playing in France and mixed in among his tales the perfect amount of humour to keep the crowd entertained.

He said despite the busy schedule that comes with being at the helm of the Crusaders, he enjoyed getting out in the wider Crusaders region and mixing with passionate rugby supporters and sharing some of his knowledge. “Ashburton and Mid Canterbury is a big part of the Crusaders franchise and to be able to have the time to come down and speak is great. “You guys have got a good friend of mine in Hamish Riach here now and you’re really lucky to have him.” Robertson and Riach spent some time on the stage together answering some questions from the floor and from the evening’s compere, Craig Harrison. As well as Robertson’s speech and the question and answer session, the night included a powerful opening address from Mid Canterbury Rugby Union chairman, Ged Rushton who spoke about the need to continue to grow and prosper the sport at the JAB level. Mixed in among the night a number of items were auctioned off to raise funds with products on offer ranging from a Crusaders’ jersey, everyday tools, a signed Colin Meads jersey right through to a state-of-the-art bed with all items attracting handsome prices.

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Scott Robertson kept the crowd entertained at last Thursday night’s Mid Canterbury Rugby Union JAB fundraiser.


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Boost for local tourism growth Two Mid Canterbury tourism organisations have been given a valuable hand up to help attract and do business with Chinese visitors. Both Mt Hutt Ski Area and Experience Mid Canterbury have been named alongside four other tourism operators as participants of Christchurch Airport’s New Horizons programme. Each receives $16,000 which will enable them to create new marketing collateral for the China market, and to travel to China with Christchurch Airport team members, to meet with travel buyers over there. Chief aeronautical and commercial officer Justin Watson said the recipients will also receive valuable mentoring from the airport team. “We have been working with the Chinese tourism sector for many years now, so have genuine insight into what appeals to those visitors and how to reach them,” he said. “We also have great relationships with the travel trade in China and will connect our New Horizons participants with buyers who can send visitors in their direction.” Joining both Mt Hutt Ski Area and Experience Mid Canterbury were; Snow Farm, Cadrona Ski Area, The Alpine Pacific Touring Route and Destination Marlborough. Watson said the three snow

experiences were chosen to capitalise on the growing interest in winter sports in China. “Beijing will host the Winter Olympics in 2022, and that has sparked a surge in winter sport popularity. “By having Mt Hutt, Cardrona, and Snow Farm as part of the programme, we will be well positioned to show Chinese visitors just how much the South Island has to offer in this space. “We are equally delighted our other recipients are well placed to encourage Chinese visitors to explore the attractions the South Island’s regions offer. “That leads to a dispersal of visitors which shares the economic benefit to a wider area, and offers our visitors a better experience.” The New Horizons programme is part of the work Christchurch Airport undertakes to champion tourism in the South Island. “We focus both on attracting high value Chinese visitors to the South Island and improving the experience they have when they visit.” Other examples of this work include the annual Kia Ora South trade shows the airport hosts in China, its roll-out of Chinese superapp Alipay to more than 3300 businesses across New Zealand, and the launch of the ‘South’ store on Alibaba’s travel platform, Fliggy.

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Car thief turns his back on his past From P1 “Your associate drove the car at the police at speed then mounted the footpath and drove around it. You did the same. “You then accelerated away from the police vehicle that was following you with flashing lights


and siren and drove through a red light, in excess of 100 kilometres per hour in a residential area.” Samuels eventually lost control of the vehicle on Cranfield Street, sliding into a curb. “A lot of people would say

‘send him to prison’,” Judge Phillips said. “But I can’t do that to a young man who now says he has made good and changed his attitude towards life.” But he did take some liberty away from Samuels, saying it was

a condition of his community detention that he have a curfew that confined him at home from 6pm on a Saturday night until 2pm on a Monday for the duration of his four-month sentence. Samuels was also ordered to pay $400 to the owner of the

stolen car he was driving and crashed. His lawyer said he had changed from being a young man with no job and undesirable associates to a young man with a good job and a girlfriend who was pregnant.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Disqualified for 14 months A 20-year-old man who led Ashburton police on a short chase was sentenced to 90 hours community work and disqualified from driving for 14 months yesterday. Viliame Kasanawaqa was appearing before Ashburton District Court Judge Kevin Phillips on charges of reckless driving and failing to stop for police. Police prosecutor Sergeant Ian Howard said Kasanawaqa was spotted about 8pm on Williams Street and police signalled him to pull over for a random breath test. He took off instead, turning onto Kermode Street and accelerating into Mona Square. Police followed with their lights and sirens activated. Kasanawaqa then cut two corners and drove on the wrong side of Cass Street before turning right and losing control of the rear of his vehicle, which slid and hit the kerb. He overcorrected and then stopped. Sergeant Howard said the pursuit distance was 540m. The young man’s lawyer Marilyn Gilchrist said he had simply panicked. “He is very aware of the dangerousness of the driving and the fact he simply should have stopped and got matters sorted quickly.” Judge Phillips said the driving was near the high end of recklessness. “You must have realised, and seen the red and blue flashing lights and then you drove through various streets of Ashburton, at speed and cutting corners.” Innocent road users had been placed at risk by Kasanawaqa’s conduct, he said. A woman who knocked a cyclist off his bike at the intersection of Grahams Road and State Highway 1 had been inching forward, looking for a gap in the traffic. Jennifer Raeleen Proctor, 74, admitted a charge of careless use causing injury. She was re-

manded to April 29 for sentencing. Sergeant Howard said Proctor had been driving on Grahams Road, approaching State Highway 1, at Tinwald, about 11.15am on February 14. She was looking for a gap in traffic and edged forward, clipping the rear wheel of a cyclist going south. The cyclist fell to the ground and Proctor stopped immediately to give assistance. The man suffered fractures to his right wrist and patella and scratches to his face. He was in hospital for several days. Proctor told police she did not see the cyclist, whose bike suffered $250 damage. Her lawyer Paul Norcross signalled he may advance special reasons at sentencing. An Ashburton fencer who crashed his car off Hakatere Potts Road was found asleep at the wheel. Logan Lindsay Brown, 24, was tested for alcohol and the results indicated he had been driving with 164 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 50mg. Sergeant Howard said Brown had been driving around 12.30am on February 11 and the vehicle had swerved off the road and into a fence, causing damage worth $521. He was found asleep at the wheel, with no recollection of how he got there. Duty lawyer Michelle Barrell said Brown had offered to fix the fence, but the farmer had already done so. He was willing to pay the reparation. Judge Phillips said he knew how Brown had got there. “You got yourself fully intoxicated and drove the vehicle when you were totally incapable of having control of it. You were driving to the danger of every other road user. You just hit the fence and kept going.” He sentenced Brown to 130 hours community work and

disqualified him from driving for 28 days, pending the application of an alcohol interlock licence. An alcohol interlock sentence is followed by three years on a zero alcohol licence. Brown had a previous drink drive offence within the past five years. Bail was refused for Brendon John Green, who was facing charges of drink driving and driving in breach of his zero alcohol licence. “The community needs a respite from your activities,” Judge Phillips told Green when he remanded him in custody until sentencing on May 6. Green was granted a zero alcohol licence in 2014 and started breaching its conditions the following year. He was found behind the wheel of a car in Christchurch on December 1 last year and blew 600mcg. Judge Phillips pointed out Green had at least 12 previous convictions for driving with excess breath alcohol levels. “Your history of driving offending and breaches of community sentences can only be described as appalling.” He said a full-time custodial sentence was inevitable. Brayden Stannard admitted a charge of wilful damage, arising from an incident on Victoria Street when he used a tyre iron to smash a windscreen during a verbal argument with the complainant. The 19-year-old was remanded to May 6 for sentence. A disqualified driver who got behind the wheel because of a family emergency was sentenced to 100 hours community work. James Patrick Pearton, 52, drove to a family member’s house 2.8km from his home on January 17. When the situation had dissipated, he drove home again, which was when he was caught by police.

Judge Phillips said Pearton had a horrendous driving history, most of it before 1994, but he should not have driven home again after the emergency. He imposed extra community work instead of adding to his disqualification. Marjorie Leeann Gill, 41, admitted driving on Orr Street while her licence was suspended. She was sentenced to 40 hours community work and disqualified from driving for six months. A man who stole a registration plate to fit to his own car so he would not be caught for drive-offs at petrol stations was sentenced to four months’ community detention. Desmond Cyril Lawrence Angus, 25, had admitted the theft, plus five drive-offs and drink driving. He was also sentenced to an alcohol interlock device, which will then lead to three years on a zero alcohol licence. Judge Phillips called it premeditated and repeated thieving. Angus stole the registration plate last August and fitted it to his own vehicle, which he was driving to Cromwell for work. Between then and November, he stopped at five petrol stations, driving off with petrol worth $522. He was stopped driving on November 13 and found to be over the limit, blowing 440mcg. He told officers he had consumed four cans of bourbon before driving that morning. Defence lawyer Paul Norcross said Angus has repaid the petrol stations and taken control of his drinking, which was the main problem. The alcohol interlock device was mandatory because aof a drink driving offence a year ago. “If you continue to offend like this, you will go to prison. It is that simple,” Judge Phillips told him.

Talley’s loses appeal over workplace accident WorkSafe has won a long legal fight to take the fishing and vegetable processing company Talley’s to court over an accident at its Ashburton plant which paralysed an employee. A woman was left a paraplegic when a bulk bin fell off a forklift on to her at the plant in May 2015. Talley’s was charged by WorkSafe with failing to take all practicable steps to ensure her safety. At first the charge was dismissed in the district court, because of a problem with the charge sheet. WorkSafe challenged that and won in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. A further attempt by Talley’s to have the charge dropped was then taken to the Supreme Court, which has dismissed the application for an appeal ending a threeyear legal battle. WorkSafe said earlier this year the Court of Appeal decision meant that its prosecution of Talley’s could continue, subject then to the further appeal. Worksafe charged Talley’s with breaching health and safety legislation in relation to the woman’s injury but its prosecution practices came under scrutiny in the legal process that followed. It said no bad faith was intended by not supplying a necessary level of detail with the original charging document and it had since changed its practices. Talley’s had asked the Supreme Court to consider whether the Court of Appeal erred in not dismissing the defective charging documents and whether it erred in not considering the prosecution’s actions amounted to an abuse of process. The Supreme Court said nothing raised by the company suggested that a miscarriage of justice had occurred.

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Open day at scenic storage pond Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation (BCI) is holding an open day at its new Akarana Storage Pond this Saturday. The irrigation company’s 1.5 million cubic metre storage pond helps better manage its water allocation and keep delivery costs lower. People are invited to come out to the pond at Barkers Road, where shuttles will run to the viewing site, from 9.30am. BCI is shouting barista-made coffee for those wanting to have a closer look at the huge pond. The pond was designed by New Zealand-owned and operated Damwatch Engineering, and built by Canterbury-based contractors, Rooney Earthmoving Limited. Carrfields Irrigation installed the connection to the Rangitata Diversion Race, and Electraserve and Rubicon Water Management undertook the electrical and control works. BCI started operating in 2010 with a consent to pump water up from the Rakaia River. Its farmer shareholders farm on some of the most fertile soils in Mid Canterbury and the pond is seen as an intergenerational

investment in the scheme’s infrastructure. The pond has enhanced the scheme’s operational efficiency and reduced reliance on on-demand pumping, which brings the ability to better control the long-term costs of delivering the water, and in turn provide economic benefits to the local community. The company says it is a feat of engineering – its sheer size is impressive and state of the art construction utilises world class concept design, control systems and civil works methods. “The successful commissioning of the Akarana pond at the end of October last year also demonstrates successful collaboration between BCI and local landowners, regulators, and contractors who have all worked together to achieve this.” The company said the open day will be a chance to ask any burning questions, and enable the local community, both rural and urban, to get a bit more insight into the workings of a scheme such as BCI and to appreciate the scale and complexity of the operation and its relevance in to the district.

The new Akarana storage pond will be open to the public this weekend.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ardern critical of social media

Giving a colourful lift to their surroundings There’s a new bright and exciting outlook on an outer fence at the Ashburton Society of Arts premises on Short Street thanks to the generosity of painting business, Resene. With some new-look art work to display, Resene came to the party and donated some bright coloured paints to allow society members to get involved in adding a little colour to the studio’s outside area with a huge amount of work having gone into getting everything prepared for society members to come in yesterday and add the finishing touches.

Teachers set to strike By Melissa Nightingale NZME

Primary teachers and principals have overwhelmingly rejected their latest pay offers. A nationwide strike for primary school teachers is being proposed on May 29. The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) yesterday revealed the results of voting over the Ministry of Education’s most recent offer to settle the collective agreements. NZEI Te Riu Roa president Lynda Stuart said the voting results showed teachers and principals were united and resolute in their commitment to getting significantly improved pay, time and support for learning needs. “We will be going straight back to talk to the Government with that message – that it’s time to get really serious about giving us time to teach and lead, and time to take some real steps to make teaching a viable longterm career choice,” she said.

NZEI’s national executive agreed over the weekend to call paid union meetings in the second week of next term (May 6-10). If there was no progress made by then, it is proposing members vote on taking partial strike action by working to rule from May 15 until a national day of strike action on May 29. The work to rule would mean working only within 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Stuart warned significant disruption could occur in schools next term if the Government did not focus on finding a solution quickly. “The solution is in the Government’s hands. We would all prefer to be in our schools focused on teaching and learning, but members have sent a very clear message that they want to see change now,” she said. “That’s why our next step is discussions with Government to see how we can make progress.” Stuart said the new offer rep-

resented no new spending from the Government compared to the previous offers. Ellen MacGregor-Reid, Deputy Secretary Early Learning & Student Achievement, said in a statement: “There has been good progress to ensure there is a supply of qualified primary school teachers to meet demand.” “There is a substantial Government education work programme under way outside the collective bargaining process, which will also address NZEI’s concerns. This includes removing National Standards and nearly $500 million funding increase in Learning Support,” she said. “We remain available to negotiate with the NZEI over how the almost $700 million available to settle the primary teachers’ and principals’ collectives is best apportioned, and to discuss how other aspects of their claims may be considered over time.”

Teacher leader Margie Askin-Jarden from Christchurch said teachers showed every day and in the most extreme circumstances that they prioritised the care and learning of children. “But the profession truly is at breaking point,” she said. “We cannot continue to hold a broken system together because in the end the collateral damage is not just us, it is our children and their learning.” “Teachers in Christchurch know better than most that unless we get more resourcing for children with additional learning needs and address the extreme work and time pressure on teachers, we will continue to lose great teachers and struggle to attract new ones. “That’s why teachers and principals in Christchurch voted just as strongly to reject these offers as the rest of the country, and why we support action next term if it is needed.” - NZME

Police investigate after child seriously injured By Leah Tebbutt NZME

Police are investigating the circumstances in which a child has been seriously injured in Tauranga. “A child presented at Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries on the afternoon of Wednesday April 3,” police said in a statement yesterday.

“The child was then transferred to Starship Hospital. “Police are currently investigating the cause of the child’s injuries.” Police could not provide any identifying detail at this time. This is the fourth incident involving a seriously injured child since Christmas last year. On March 29 a 17-month-old

child critically injured in Tauranga died at Starship Hospital. Officers were called to a Maungatapu property on March 27 at 4.30pm after reports a child had been injured. The child was admitted to Tauranga Hospital then transferred to Starship Hospital in a critical condition. On March 21 a 2-year-old girl,

Nevaeh Jahkaya Whatukura Ager was found dead on tidal flats in the close-knit town of Little Waihi after police were initially called to the area because of “reports of a public disorder”. Police are currently conducting a homicide investigation into the girl’s death after receiving results from an autopsy on her body. - NZME

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the global community should “speak with one voice” when it comes to blocking harmful content on social media platforms. Ardern has criticised the role of social media in the Christchurch terror attack on March 15, and she met with a group of digital media experts in Auckland on Friday to learn more about the issue. “I wanted to make sure I had the views of those that work in the [social media] space, particularly given that questions are being raised around what role New Zealand could and should play in this debate at an international level.” She said she would be happy to say who she met with, but would seek their permission to do so first. Australia, the UK, Ireland and Germany are all looking at measures to address harmful content, but Ardern said a global, co-ordinated approach would strengthen domestic measures. “Different countries have asked for different things. Perhaps the power would be when we speak with one voice. “My question here would be: Do those legislative tools answer the questions and challenges we faced through March 15? If not, what more should we ask, and should we be asking that together? “These are global platforms. My strong view is that if we wish to establish a step-change in behaviour, we need to take a global approach.” Facebook was heavily criticised for how long it took to block the video of the gunman’s attack on Christchurch mosques, which was livestreamed and shared on its platform. Facebook said it removed about 1.5 million videos of the attack globally in the first 24 hours, with more than 1.2 million of those blocked at upload. Twitter’s head of legal, policy and trust Vijaya Gadde has said the social media firm had removed 20,000 tweets since the attacks, but admitted it “feels like a leaky bucket”. In an op-ed piece at the end of March, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called for Governments to be more active and regulate four areas: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. “Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree.” He said regulation could set out what is allowed and require companies to build systems to minimise harmful content. A third-party could then set standards based on the regulatory rules, and measure companies against those standards. Facebook has also responded to the Christchurch shootings by saying it will ban posts about white nationalism and white separatism. Last week Australia’s Parliament passed legislation that could imprison social media executives if their platforms streamed violent content. - NZME


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Religion skews India election AP As she patrols for cow smugglers, Sadhvi Kamal, a Hindu holy woman in a saffron robe, rides in a white SUV with a sticker on the rear window displaying a cow framed by swords and rifles. The words in the sticker’s logo say, “The cow is the mother of the world.” Kamal leads a vigilante force of thousands of volunteers, mostly young Hindu men. Such vigilante forces have emerged after several Indian states banned the slaughter of cows, sacred to Hindus, in recent years. As India heads toward elections beginning this week, taking up arms for “mother cow” is part of a broader campaign to impose ancient Hindu religious values across a multicultural country. The movement is led by the party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who grew up chanting slogans and practising manoeuvres at nationalist training camps. Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party seek to retain power in the elections by promoting Hindutva – a Hindu way of life – instead of secular pluralism. A fresh mandate for Modi could embolden efforts to mould the world’s largest democracy of 1.3 billion people into a stringently Hindu nation. Scenes of religious nationalism are now common in India. A Modi-appointed committee of scholars is also studying DNA samples to prove that today’s Hindus are descendants of India’s first inhabitants, and to establish that Hin-

Killing Eve’s female focus Cows rest in a barn in India. Cows are considered sacred in Hindu-majority India. PHOTO AP du scriptures are fact and not myth. Asked whether the Modi government is forcing Hinduism on its people, Abinav Prasoon, a spokesman for India’s information ministry, said “this is a political thing, and we cannot comment on it”. Even the Taj Mahal has not escaped the Hindu political agenda. Despite being a UNESCO world heritage site, the mausoleum built by Muslim Mughal emperor Shah Jahan was not included as a listed attraction by the Uttar Pradesh tourism ministry in 2017. Chief minister Adityanath said foreign dignitaries should be gifted with the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu religious text, instead of a replica of the monument. The cow has become a symbol of this growing nationalism.

About 280 people were injured in more than 100 attacks by vigilantes between May 2015 and December 2018, Human Rights Watch said in a recent report. Kamal’s group has been involved in some of the most gruesome assaults on suspected cow smugglers. At least two men involved in assaulting suspected cow smugglers are also candidates in the upcoming parliamentary polls. Even the opposition Congress party has pushed to protect cows. As Brahma Chellaney, a professor of strategic studies at the New Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research, put it: “While the US is ruled by cowboys, India is ruled by cowmen.” Cowwomen, too, it seems.

A strikingly original espionage thriller shot through with blasts of comedy, Killing Eve featured on Top 10 lists around the world last year. Inspired by Codename Villanelle, Luke Jennings’ four-part novella series, and adapted by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, its genrebending debut season followed the cat-and-mouse chase between dogged Service agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and her quarry, assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer). They’re a study in opposites. The eight-part first season was lavished with acclaim and awards. Season two had just started in New Zealand.

New online safety laws unveiled in UK aap

The UK government is set to introduce “world first” internet safety laws designed to make the country the safest place in the world to be online. A white paper on online harms, published jointly by the Departments for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Home Office, proposes strict new rules be introduced that require firms to take responsibility for their users and their safety, as well as the content that appears on their services. It suggests punishing social media companies with large fines or blocking them from being accessed. Overseen by an independent regulator, internet companies which break these rules could even see senior management held personally liable.

A newly introduced duty of care will require firms to take more responsibility for the safety of users and more actively tackle the harm caused by content or activity on their platforms. The regulator will have the power to issue “substantial fines, block access to sites and potentially impose liability on individual members of senior management”, the proposal says. The government is currently consulting on whether to create a new regulator or use an existing one, such as Ofcom, to enforce the new rules. The proposed measures are part of a government pledge to make the UK one of the safest places in the world to be online, and comes in response to concerns over the growth of violent content, encouraging suicide, disinformation and the exposure of children to cyberbullying and other in-

appropriate material online. UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the proposals were a sign the age of self-regulation for internet companies was over. “The internet can be brilliant at connecting people across the world – but for too long these companies have not done enough to protect users, especially children and young people, from harmful content,” May said. The proposed new laws will apply to any company that allows users to share or discover user-generated content or interact with each other online, the Government said, applicable to companies of all sizes from social media platforms to file-hosting sites, forum, messaging services and search engines. A 12-week consultation of the proposals will take place before the government will publish its final proposals for legislation.

‘Fortnite too addictive’ Prince Harry has said the phenomenally popular game Fortnite “shouldn’t be allowed”. The Prince’s comments came at an event in the UK aimed at promoting mental health. He was visiting a YMCA in West London and spoke to mental health experts about addictive games and social media. He didn’t have kind words for Fortnite, saying “It’s created to addict. “An addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible.” Prince Harry also said parents needed to take action and have their children interact more with the outside world.


Tripoli hit by air strikes aap

The health ministry of the United Nations-backed Libyan government of National Accord says clashes in the southern part of capital Tripoli have resulted in 11 people killed and 23 wounded. The ministry gave no details of whether the casualties were civilians or fighters. Eastern Libyan forces carried out air strikes on southern Tripoli and made progress towards the city centre, residents said, escalating an operation to take the capital as the UN failed to achieve a truce. The Libyan National Army force of Khalifa Haftar, which backs a parallel administration in the east, last week launched an advance on Tripoli in the west, home to the internationally recognised government. The offensive intensifies a power struggle that has fractured the oil and gas

producer since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. The LNA reached the southern outskirts of the capital on Friday. At least one warplane carried out an air strike in the area. “The air force took part for the first time in the military operations,” said LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari. “It conducted a very successful operation to secure the airport road (to city centre).” The LNA moved up north on the road from the former airport in the district of Khalat Furgan, coming about 11km from the city centre, a resident said, adding that the forces loyal to the Tripoli government withdrew. The UN mission to Libya called on Sunday for a truce for two hours in southern Tripoli to evacuate civilians and wounded. In another sign of the worsening situ-

ation on the ground, a contingent of US forces supporting the US Africa Command evacuated Libya for security reasons, a US statement said. It gave no details. The offensive has taken the UN by surprise, undermining plans to find accord on a road map for elections to resolve the protracted Libyan instability. Lawless since Gaddafi was toppled by rebels backed by NATO air strikes, Libya has become the transit point for thousands of migrants trekking across the Sahara with the objective of reaching Europe across the Mediterranean Sea. Haftar, 75, who casts himself as a foe of Islamist extremism but is viewed by opponents as a new dictator in the mould of Gaddafi, enjoys the backing of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, and have supported him militarily, according to UN reports.

Singing debut for Metz Chrissy Metz made her musical debut at this year’s ACM Awards, when the This Is Us star took the stage to deliver a stunning performance alongside some of today’s most celebrated female country artists. Metz began her emotional number alone on stage, showing off her range and talent with a performance of I’m Standing With You, a single from the soundtrack of her upcoming faithbased drama, Breakthrough. Metz was soon joined by Lauren Alaina and Mickey Guyton as well as Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye of Maddie & Tae. As the number came to an end, Metz had tears in her eyes.


Opinion 8

Ashburton Guardian

Tuesday, April 9, 2019


It’s all on our own back doorstep H

ow well do we really know the area around us? I ask, because I wonder sometimes if I’m a little blind to my surrounds and don’t really fully appreciate what this incredible little slice of paradise that is the South Island has to offer. And the majority of it is right on our very back doorstep. It’s not uncommon to hear people complain about the lack of things to do here in Ashburton, when truth be told, there’s actually a lot more than we probably give the place credit for. But ignoring what’s right in front of us for a moment, what about those things that are just on the periphery of the Ashburton District.

In less than two hours on Saturday afternoon, I went from my own back doorstep to standing on the edge of one of the most picturesque places in the world in my opinion, Lake Tekapo. That body of water, when still, is the ultimate description of a mill pond and the reflection of the towering mountains just beyond it, with their snow-capped peaks is quite majestic. Even after being there count-

less times, when you come down that final hill before approaching the township, it’s still hard not to stop and say wow. Head on another couple of hours and you’ll find more of the same at Wanaka and Queenstown – but both also come with their own special uniqueness that every New Zealand person should experience and enjoy. We spend so much time on marketing ourselves to the rest of the world, but what about marketing ourselves, to ourselves? I know countless people who wouldn’t dream of heading down through the heart of the mainland. Their belief is that there is nothing there that they would enjoy. I say balderdash – mainly

because what I’d really say isn’t something we publish. Soaking in the hot pools at Tekapo while looking out over that lake is something else. Tearing down the mountain at Queenstown on a luge is a real thrill and even something as simple as panning for gold in a place like Arrowtown is an awesome experience. Being in those places and seeing the sheer excitement it brings to those visiting our country probably hammers home just how much we often take it for granted. And it’s the same here in our own district. We’ve written before about the number of Mid Cantabrians who haven’t been up Mt Hutt to

see what it’s all about, or those people who haven’t jumped on a boat and had a ride around Lake Hood. There’s those incredible walks up in the foothills that no one from around here seems that keen on walking too. Perhaps it’s the feeling that because you’re not going that far from home it doesn’t actually feel like a getaway when in all reality it truly is. Everyone should get out and explore a little more. There’s something for everyone around the South Island, it’s just a case of finding it and then going and doing. It’s pretty rare to find someone who is disappointed if after they do.

Challenger ended its first mission with a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. In 1992, former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega was convicted in Miami of eight drug and racketeering charges; he served a 17-year US prison sentence. In 2003, jubilant Iraqis celebrated the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime, beheading a toppled statue of their longtime ruler in downtown Baghdad and embracing American troops as liberators. Ten years ago: North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament appointed Kim Jong Il to a third term as leader. Five years ago: A 16-year-old boy armed with two knives went on a rampage at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville,

Pennsylvania, stabbing 20 students and a security guard (all of whom survived). President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, visited Fort Hood, Texas, the scene of a shooting a week earlier in which three US Army soldiers were killed by a fellow soldier who then took his own life. One year ago: Federal agents raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, seizing records on matters including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels. Opening statements began in the retrial of Bill Cosby, charged with drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home. (Cosby was convicted and sentenced

to three to 10 years in prison.) Facebook began alerting some users that their data had been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. Today’s birthdays: Satirical songwriter and mathematician Tom Lehrer is 91. Naturalist Jim Fowler is 89. Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo is 86. Actress Michael Learned is 80. Country singer Margo Smith is 77. Country singer Hal Ketchum is 66. Actor Dennis Quaid is 65. Comedian Jimmy Tingle is 64. Country musician Dave Innis (Restless Heart) is 60. Actress-sports reporter Lisa Guerrero is 55. Actor Mark Pellegrino is 54. Actress-model Paulina Porizkova is 54. Actress Cynthia Nixon is 53. Rock singer Kevin Martin (Candlebox) is 50. Rock singer

Gerard Way is 42. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam is 40. Rock musician Albert Hammond Jr. is 39. Actor Charlie Hunnam is 39. Actor Ryan Northcott is 39. Actor Arlen Escarpeta is 38. Actor Jay Baruchel is 37. Actress Annie Funke is 34. Actor Jordan Masterson is 33. Actress Leighton Meester is 33. Actor-singer Jesse McCartney is 32. Rhythm-andblues singer Jazmine Sullivan is 32. Actress Kristen Stewart is 29. Actress Elle Fanning is 21. Actor Isaac Hempstead Wright is 20. Classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho is 19. Thought for today: “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945). - AP

Matt Markham


TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Tuesday, April 9, the 99th day of 2019. There are 266 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On April 9, 1968, funeral services, private and public, were held for Martin Luther King Jr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College in Atlanta, five days after the civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. On this date: In 1850, Nine Sisters of Mercy arrived in Auckland on the Oceanie with Bishop Pompallier and a number of priests. In 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. In 1932, During the ‘angry autumn’ of 1932, in the depths of the Great Depression, unemployed workers in Dunedin reacted angrily when the Hospital Board refused to assist them. In 1939, singer Marian Anderson performed a concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, after being denied the use of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1940, during World War Two, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway. In 1942, during World War Two, some 75,000 Philippine and American defenders on Bataan surrendered to Japanese troops, who forced the prisoners into what became known as the Bataan Death March; thousands died or were killed en route. In 1959, NASA presented its first seven astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald Slayton. In 1979, officials declared an end to the crisis involving the Three Mile Island Unit 2 nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania, 12 days after a partial core meltdown. In 1983, the space shuttle


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The curve ball that is climate change

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n the countdown to the anticipated announcement on whether – or how – agriculture will be moved into the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS), a new report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment was a curve ball the coalition government would probably rather hadn’t been thrown. Sound science and an elegant logic underpin Commissioner Simon Upton’s recommendations in Farms, forests and fossil fuels: The next great landscape transformation?  In summary, the report said biological (methane and nitrous oxide from livestock) and fossil fuel (carbon dioxide) emissions should be treated separately, and only the former should have access to offsetting by way of tree planting.   The logic was three-fold: ■■ Methane and nitrous oxide stay in the atmosphere for relatively short periods, around 12 years and 120 years respectively, aligning better with the ability of trees to sequester (or store) carbon during their life cycle.  The warming impacts of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere go on for a thousand years or more. ■■ Biological emissions and carbon sinks (trees) are often co-produced and co-managed in our landscapes, and by treating them with an integrated approach, there would be opportunities to better incorporate other environmental co-benefits such as erosion control, water quality and biodiversity with the number, type and placement of trees. ■■ Carbon dioxide is the most significant global warming culprit.  If transport, energy and other sectors that burn fossil fuels are able to offset emissions by tree planting, there is less pressure on them to hurry the switch to more environmentally-friendly alternatives.  In Upton’s words, without such an approach, New Zealand

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PRESS COUNCIL It’s easier for politicians to insist farmers must be taxed for the burps from their livestock than to tell everyone they have to pay even more for driving their beloved petrol car. by 2050 might be able to claim “an accounting triumph”, but in reality we’d still have only halved CO2 emissions when they need to be zero. However, it appears politics, not science, might win the day once again.  It’s easier for politicians to insist farmers must be taxed for the burps from their livestock than to tell everyone they have to pay even more for driving their beloved petrol car.  Climate Change Minister James Shaw thanked the PCE for its report but said in the interests of “policy stability and predictability for emitters and the forestry sector”, the government would be relying on the (tweaked) NZ ETS to drive the changes we need to meet our Paris Accord commitments.  If the government decides to put agriculture under the ETS, hopefully these words from the PCE report will be front of mind: “For biological emitters, the introduction of an emissions price would need to be at a pace that would allow time to develop efforts to improve on-farm measurement to accurately estimate emissions at the farm level and deploy new management techniques.” Also, “Carbon dioxide has been the main driver of warming since pre-industrial times and currently traps significantly more

heat than methane or nitrous oxide…Unless large reductions in carbon dioxide emissions are achieved, efforts to reduce methane and nitrous oxide will be of limited long-term value.” This sound reasoning from the PCE echoes the words from an international team of scientists, that included the University of Oxford’s professor Myles Allen and Victoria University of Wellington’s professor David Frame. The team last year drew attention to the failure of internationally used tools to take into account the short lifetime of some greenhouse gases, such as methane. Professor Allen, who gave two public lectures in New Zealand last month, said that while carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced to zero as quickly as possible, methane emissions only need to come down by 10 per cent by 2050 (or around 0.3 per cent per annum), in order for methane emissions to no longer contribute to the warming of the planet. In other words, a 10 per cent methane reduction by 2050, in global warming impact terms, is the same as net zero. While methane is a short-lived gas, a 0.3 per cent reduction of methane per year is required to fully take into account the subtle lingering effects it has on the climate.

Some have suggested faster lowering of methane could buy us time for carbon dioxide cuts. Prof. Allen was adamant this would be a mistake, because even a dramatic reduction in short-lived greenhouse gases, such as methane, will have a small impact on future warming. Efforts to transition away from a fossil carbon emissions dependent economy will impact farmer too. They need electricity and fuel for milking cows, shearing sheep, harvesting crops and getting goods to processors. We all must embrace innovation and be driven by sound science and not dismiss research, such as that by the PCE and Professor Allen, simply because it makes it more difficult to achieve emissions reduction targets through convenient accounting tools. The task ahead for all New Zealanders looms large, but this task should be achieved through innovative technology, and not innovative accounting. Macaulay Jones is Federated Farmers Policy Advisor The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of the Ashburton Guardian Co Ltd or any employee thereof



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Ex-crisis negotiator extends hand By Tim Cronshaw

Left – Former police crisis negotiator Lance Burdett will speak in Ashburton on May 9.

Former police crisis negotiator Lance Burdett has some words of wisdom for rural people feeling the strain of financial, disease or other pressures in Mid Canterbury. Burdett will talk about his pursuit of understanding the mind and some of his experiences including his own mental health journey at an evening session at Ashburton’s Seniors Centre on May 9. The presentation is part of a South Island series organised by local Rural Support Trusts and the Ministry for Primary Industries. The crisis management veteran has worked with elite international tactical units across police, the military, emergency services, prisons and the FBI. Negotiating with hostage-takers on the front line and working with farmers and the rural community might seem like a stretch, but handling any crisis has some parallels. The founder of WARN International has moved from working for police and training with the FBI to dedicating himself to spreading tips and techniques for people to handle difficult situations by understanding what goes on in people’s brains. “He is worth listening to,’’ said Rural Support Mid Canterbury manager Judy Skevington. “I’ve heard him a couple of times and he’s the only person when talking that nobody moved. In the other talks people moved around, but you could have heard a pin drop because he was so engaging.’’ Skevington said she would encourage anyone within the rural community to hear his thoughts


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on their well-being because they would learn so much. “He doesn’t call it mental health, he prefers to call it mind health. He can give people ideas about how to look after themselves or insights into other people who might be having difficulties and the words to use to support them. He has come across some difficult and stressful situations in his career and knows what he is talking about.’’ Mid Canterbury has been among the main centres nation-

ally for mycoplasma bovis and cattle farmers have been under immense strain handling the aftermath financially and emotionally as they watch entire herds being culled to control the disease. Other challenges such as weather, climate, daily money worries and relationship problems can put a strain on farmers and their communities. Farmers have higher suicide rates than city-dwellers and isolation and an inability to separate work and home life can increase

that pressure. “Working with these rural people is especially important, because isolation can really make things worse if our stress is kept inside our heads,” Burdett said. “We worry because we are programmed to manage risk. That’s how our ancestors survived – thinking about the worst that can happen and acting on it. The challenge for rural people is if they talk about their worries it’s often only with their partner or workers who have the same

concerns, and it goes round in circles.’’ Burdett said he hoped to show people how to control their busy minds, recognise how to use the drafting race in their heads, and get some tools to help them deal with negative thoughts. With 22 years policing experience, he has expertise in responding to emergencies and communicating in challenging situations. Burdett specialised in suicide intervention and on predicting violent behaviour in his 13 years as a crisis negotiator and instructor for the New Zealand Police. The Rural Support Trusts are made up of paid and volunteer rural people who are in each region, helping farming families get through tough times.





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MARKET REPORT By Guy Trafford It was heartening to see that Silver Ferns Farms managed to turn around their loss from the year ending 2018 to show a profit before tax of $2.4 million. While nothing to go crazy about it certainly wins hands down over the previous year’s loss of $5.6m, although SFF are at pains to point out it is not quite comparing apples with apples as the previous period spanned 15 months and included some loses from discontinued operations. Chairman Rob Hewitt also highlighted that with an $846,000 pay-out in dividends to supplier shareholders the company has now achieved dividend pay-outs two years on the trot. Ironically, though last year with a pay-out of $4.1m came from a loss year whereas this year’s modest pay-out has come from a profit year. The low returns, which are the first of the co-ops to be announced do raise some concerns, however. Gross turn-over was $2.4b and the co-op holds no debt. This indicates what a knife-edge the processor was working with in the price war for sheep meat last year which provided some useful windfall profits to farmers. This said it was not surprising that the profit was generated from the beef and venison side of the business with sheep meat coming in at a cost. The profit generated by venison and beef make the current prices being paid on schedules all the more puzzling as they are both well back on the same time last year. The ANZ AgriFocus Report has been recently published and one of the points revealed is the reduction in lambs processed in the earlier part of the season. This year is 460,000 less for the October to end of February period which really shows the contrasting season the two years have had. 2017 had the driest spring, early summer period for some regions forcing lambs onto the markets while 2018 was just the reverse with every mouth required to eat the surplus feed. The result of the slow sales has been a nearly 1kg lift in lamb carcass weights although it is expected this will reduce as the current drier conditions set to impact of feed availability. ANZ expects some further softening in store and schedule prices, however, results recently are showing that a lift is starting to occur and farmers are starting to be rewarded for holding on to stock. The reverse has happened for manufacturing grades of beef with cow in particular falling well below the five-year average. This is despite good demand coming out of the US which has prices at between 6 per cent - 9 per cent above five-year averages. The falling prices for venison have been

put down to a drop-off in demand due the high prices paid last year. If this is the case the processors really need to manage their markets better to try and maintain some resemblance of control. Last week’s Global dairy Trade result with a 0.8 per cent lift should be seen as a positive but when the whole milk powder component is down by 1.3 per cent and volumes are down by 18 per cent warning bells should be sounding for New Zealand farmers. WMP is the largest percentage of what Fonterra farmers sell overseas and presumably the back to basics strategy being adopted will mean more reliance is placed on WMP. Looking forward at the GDT results the WMP contracts steadily decline from June to September from -0.8 per cent down to -5.5 per cent. Not a great outlook. One poor sale does not make a winter however, given the interest coming from other international producers i.e. Dairy Farmers of America and the European EEX there does appear to be a rapidly lifting supply on the GDT without an obvious lift in demand. On the other side of the coin and just to be perverse and perhaps show that the commentators do have it right, at least in the shorter term. The Oceania international Dairy Prices which are published by the USFDA and which are monitored by interest. had a lift in the last period of $US125 per tonne whereas they recorded a drop in SMP prices.



Farm gate price watch …

for the latest prices, visit 8-Apr-19 current price range Saleyard prices … u LAMB ($/head) weighted average Store 95-120 Prime 120 - 180 u HEIFER (c/kg) 250-350 kgs Lwt Store 160-256 u STEER (c/kg) 481-580 Lwt Prime 248 -285 This week Processor prices … u LAMB ($) including 1kg woolly pelt 15.5 kg YM SI 100.17 17.5 kg YX SI 113.09 19.0 kg YX SI 122.79 21.0 kg YX SI 135.71 Local trade (c/kg) SI 700 (16-22kg) u MUTTON ($) including 0.5kg pelt 21.0 kg MX1 SI 100.75 u BEEF (c/kg) P2 steer SI 479.0 (270-295kg) P Cow SI 340 (170-195kg) M2 Bull SI 448 (296-320kg) Local trade P2 SI 500 (180-280kg) u VENISON ($/hd) gross AP Hind 50kg SI 451 AP Stag 60kg SI 548 AP Stag 80kg SI 730





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100.17 113.09 122.79 135.71 720

105.56 120.31 130.63 144.38 780

102.48 115.38 125.05 137.95 710

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423 421 412

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7,358 2,742 4,512 5,137

6,697 3,996 4,551 5,957

6,188 3,536 4,052 5,194

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Source: PF Olsen 132.00 125.00 8,874 3,624 4,865 6,120

5,703 2,451 3,911 4,853

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0.6757 0.6038

52 week high low

1,067 399 290 2,239

International market prices … u LOGS indicator prices, $/tonne Forest index March-19 129.00 130.00 128.00

u EXCHANGE RATE (NZ$1.00=) US dollar 0.6752 Euro 0.6016

20 90

3 mths ago

Local market prices … u GRAINS ($/tonne, delivered Canterbury) free price Wheat, milling,12.5%p 420 419 Wheat, feed 420 419 Barley, feed 412 410

Fonterra milk price Fonterra dividend Fonterra share price

170 230

4 wks ago

Beef No reductions at all on schedules this week and Taylor Preston lifted their beef prices by 10 cents across the board. With the weaner fairs in full swing numbers of older stock coming through saleyards are reducing although prices are still healthy 100.75 and at previous levels. Weaner prices are varied and the smaller 474 animals tending to achieve the best returns per kg of liveweight. Weaner steers are sell335 ing for between 260-370 cents per kg, bulls 250 -270 and weaner heifers 230 -410. Sheep 440 No changes at all to the sheep meat schedules this week and sale yards prices are hold510 ing to slightly strengthening. The recent rain should help to support prices with hopefully some warmer days arriving soon to get some benefit from the 459 rain. 557 Wool 742 A very small improvement over virtually all classes at last week’s Christchurch sale Auction prices … and passing ins held to a reasonable 10 per u SI WOOL indicator prices (c/kg, clean) cent. Mid mic (23.1-31.5) 953 921 Venison Fine Xbrd (31.6-35.0) 476 488 It’s taken a while to get there but no changCoarse Xbred >35 mic 309 318 es to schedules which means finally no falls. Merino 2,387 2,596 Hopefully soon the trend will be upwards.

7,850 3,814 5,036 6,146

52 week high low

0.6733 0.5901

0.7289 0.5939

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0.7373 0.6123

0.6427 0.5579

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Gull fuel coming south NZME Fuel retailer Gull is gearing up to expand into the South Island, spending around $5 million to set up five unmanned service stations. Gull will open its first South Island site in Maheno on State Highway One in July, along with others located in Christchurch and greater Canterbury in following months. After the company opens its initial five sites, it plans to open more, at the rate of three to four additional ones each year. The development and set up of each unmanned site costs around $1m, and a typical retail site costs in the vicinity of $2m. The expansion into the South Island comes after operating in New Zealand for 20 years, and often sets the standard for price competition among other operators. Dave Bodger, general manager of Gull, said the retailer’s expansion into the South Island would make a difference to the cost of fuel in the area. Gull would be able to keep its overheads down and sites smaller by opening unmanned stations, this will be the model for most of its sites in the South Island. Bodger said the company would be looking all over for other locations to put in stations. “All of our team have been working really hard to bring this together, it’s

A manned Gull service station in very exciting.” Gull will draw the fuel for its South Island sites from other terminals already in the area, it will not build its own terminal. Gull has 88 service stations in the North Island and two others under construction. Around 40 of the 88 sites are unmanned. It has another 20 sites on its radar. The retailer has been opening between five and 10 new locations each year over the past 10 years. AA principal adviser of regulation and PetrolWatch spokesman Mark Stockdale said Gull’s expansion into the South Island was good news for motorists who could expect more price competition. In recent years there has been an

Gull operates its own fuel terminal in Mount Maunganui.

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At close of trading on Monday, April 8, 2019

S&P/NZX 50 Index Gross S&P/NZX 50 Index Gross

q S&P/NZX 50 Gross

9,807.08 –49.97


q S&P/NZX 20 index

6,508.65 –29.37


q S&P/NZX All Gross

10,619.78 –50.02 –0.47%

p Rises 51 q Falls 59 Top 5 NZX gainers Company

daily % rise

Green Cross Health +10.58% Evolve Education Gr +8.70% Abano Healthcare Gr+6.06% Henderson FE Inc +5.45% King Salmon +3.92%

Top 5 NZX decliners Company

daily % fall

Summerset Gr Hldgs –4.94% Metlifecare –3.67% NZME –3.57% Pacific Edge –3.51% Port of Tauranga –3.02%



p Gold


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q Copper London – $US/tonne





Source: BNZ


As at 4pm April 8, 2019

Australia Canada China Euro Fiji Great Britain Japan Samoa South Africa Thailand United States

TT buy

0.9655 0.9183 4.8128 0.6142 1.4823 0.5251 76.77 1.8074 9.6261 21.80 0.6873

TT sell

0.9329 0.8843 4.2236 0.5875 1.363 0.5066 73.53 1.5802 9.2743 20.75 0.6626

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TEST YOURSELF Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz 1 – What is the cost of an adult swim at the EA Networks Centre? a. $5.50 b. $6.50 c. $7.50 2 – How many degrees are there in a semi-circle? a. 90 b. 135 c. 180 3 – Which artist is famous for paintings of water lilies? a. Edward Manet b. Claude Monet c. Paul Cezanne 4 – Who wrote most of the books in the New Testament? a. Luke b. Paul c. John 5 – The scapula bone is part of the? a. Wrist b. Hip c. Shoulder 6 – Walter Moody and Charlie Frost are characters from which book? a. Of Mice and Men b. To Kill a Mockingbird c. The Luminaries 7 – Who has won the most US professional tennis titles? a. John McEnroe b. Jimmy Connors c. Roger Federer 8 – Valerie Adams is what relation to para shot put champion Lisa Adams? a. Sister b. Aunt c. Cousin


History records them as winners These (mostly) smiling girls from the ’50s were winners in their day. While the heading says basketball the photo supplier thought that the girls would actually have been playing netball.

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Answers: 1. $6.50 2. 180 3. Claude Monet 4. Paul 5. Shoulder 6. The Luminaries 7. Jimmy Connors 8. Sister.




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12 medium-sized cupcake cases 1x 340g packet Essentials Vanilla Cake Mix 2/3 C milk 2 eggs 40g butter, melted Mini Easter eggs to decorate Icing 50g butter 1C icing sugar 2T cocoa 1T boiling water ■■ Preheat oven to 180°C (160° fanforced). ■■ Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. ■■ Empty the cake mix into a bowl. Add the milk, eggs and butter. Beat with an electric beater for 3 minutes until the mixture is smooth. ■■ Spoon the mixture evenly into the paper cases and bake for 12 minutes or until cooked through. Remove and cool completely.


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The Halma Collection By Kathleen Stringer In past articles we have referred to an amazing collection of glass plate negatives found under a shed in Ashburton. We wrote about how these came into the museum in a very damaged condition and the work required to clean, scan and document this extraordinary collection of portraits of Ashburtonians from 100 years ago. These images are now on display at Ashburton Museum in the exhibition Snap! The Glass Plate Negative Collection. Now that the collection finally is processed and the extent and variety of images is known, I thought it may be of interest to share my findings and thoughts with readers. Where to begin To be honest, when two banana boxes of clumps of glass plate negatives first arrived in my office, I was both hesitant and doubtful. Hesitant to even attempt to work on a collection in such a poor state, and really doubting that any image could be salvaged. Having been under a shed for goodness knows how long, the glass plates were obviously very dirty, and dampness had effectively glued the plates together. When I inspected the collection, I was met, not with individual plates, but clumps of dirty glass. The images held in a fragile gelatine emulsion on the glass plates’ surface was barely detectable. The first step in the process was to declump the plates. This was a rather nerve-wracking activity, as most people know how brittle old glass becomes. Also, as the image sits unprotected on the glass, any scratch is forever seen on the image. Once the plate was released it was simply a matter of cleaning the non-emulsion side and scanning digitally, then cataloguing any details that I noticed. Great finds It didn’t take long to be rewarded with some splendid images. These images,

over 780 in all, are just so interesting. They are mainly portraits or family groups. The collection spans from the 1870s up to the 1920s or early ’30s. Because of the period it covers there are many portraits of World War One soldiers, although a few volunteers have also been snapped. There are a number of wedding images and lots of babies and children. Of special interest are a series of regimental band portraits as well as some early Salvation Army soldiers. I really enjoyed looking at the clothes as most people wore their best and there are some truly exceptional garments to be seen. Possibly the most significant find was to discover the name of the photographic studio. As I began the process, I kept having a nagging fear that these people I was spending so much time on maybe weren’t locals. While it may seem obvious that a collection found in Ashburton would come from Ashburton, people once often purchased boxes of glass plates to make glass houses or other items – so they could have come from anywhere. However I located a slip of paper in one box that mentioned the business Halma and Co. By comparing the studio furniture in the images to that in known Halma and Co mounted prints already in the museum collection, it seemed to prove that we did indeed have a local collection on our hands. Later, a series of portraits of Chinese gentlemen were identified by descendants of that family; and a few images had names still visible written on the plate edges, that could be matched to Ashburton locals. Halma and Co wasn’t a single person, and the studio was managed by different people throughout a lengthy timespan. What fascinated me was when I researched the company, was that it formed

an important link in the story of photography in Ashburton. The photographic studio was in the Saunders building, where Countdown is now. In 1879 the Saunders building was erected and one of the tenants was a photographer named Martin. From that date, there was always a photographer working in that building. Although Halma was later bought out, the studio continued to be used by a number of people. The last tenant was Charles Tindall, whose collection we also have – so it is if we have a lineage of photographers in the museum. Sharing the collection From being very loathe to begin the project, I was a little sad when I finished it. It was really exciting getting a clump of glass and seeing what images I would discover Possibly the most exciting moment came quite near the end of the project when I recognised a man with quite a unique hairstyle standing next to a woman, of whom only her skirt was visible on the plate. I checked our collection and identified the man as Jack Carney in a print of the image that also showed the woman in the portrait, Rita Carney. As it’s too good a collection not to share, all 768 images are now displayed in our new exhibition. We also have a database under way, which will allow people to view the images and zoom in on details. While all the images are interesting to look at, we are sure some people must recognise family members. This process, often called crowdsourcing, invites members of the public to help add information to an already fascinating collection. If you had an ancestor living here between about 1870 to the 1930s, it would be well worth seeing if you can spot them among these many faces of Ashburton. I’m sure it will be a popular exhibition, so don’t miss it.

1. One of the few groups we have. While it’s marked Newland, not Newlands, we assume it is the local school that opened in 1880 and amalgamated with Hampstead in 1931. 2. You just don’t forget hair like that, this is the image that identified Jack Carney, with his sister Rita. 3. An image taken from the glass plate negative showing Rita and Jack Carney, named thanks to Jack’s hair! 4. A splendid image of an early Salvationist, maybe a missionary.




RESULTS ■■ Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club April 1 Flaxmere & King Trophies N/S 1st David Robins & David Fisher, 2nd Mervyn Jones & Joyce Johnson, 3rd Bruce Leighton & George Brown E/W 1st Heather & Bruce Sim, 2nd Pat Wise & Graham Gilbert, 3rd Maryke Blignault & Georgina Black April 2 A Ladder N/S 1st Melva Stowell & Pauline Fergus, 2nd Pat Jordan & Judith Edmond, 3rd Mary Buckland & Trish Downward E/W 1st Trish & Maurice Small, 2nd John & Margaret Shearer, 3rd Rewa Kyle & Maree Moore April 3 3 rds, diff pter ea rd N/S 1st Mary Buckland & Trish Downward, 2nd Rosemary McLaughlin & John McDonald, 3rd Melva Stowell & Johnny Wright E/W 1st Pat Jordan & Maree Moore, 2nd Rewa Kyle & Sue Rosevear, 3rd = Pauline Fergus & Val Palmer and Kay Robb & Linda Baker April 4 Mary Mulligan Trophy N/S 1st Lois Rose & Audrey Rooney, 2nd Bev Turton & Trevor Coulter, 3rd =Gordon McCormick & Jeanette Lovett and Judith Edmond & Maree Moore E/W 1st Kay Robb & Pauline Fergus, 2nd Linda Baker & Maurice Small, 3rd John Fechney & Mike Holdawy

■■ Croquet South Island Teams Event Association Play Played in Ashburton at the Allenton club Winners South Canterbury 9 wins G Simpson, K McGlinchy, D Pierre, D Atkinson; runners up Nelson/Canterbury 4 wins; Otago 3 wins.

■■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club April 6 Radius Care Player of the Day Jamie Stone 93 – 28 = 65nett. Other winning scores: Darren Peace 67; John Fechney and Brent MacGregor 68; Adrian Hopwood, Bruce Day and Mike Holmes 70; Matt Tait, Chris Robertson and Paul Morrison 71; Shane Beavan, Tufuga Sa, Brendon Davidson and Phil Kerr 72. Twos: Jeff Hewitt, Brent MacGregor, Brent Clarke, Bruce Day, Brendon Davidson and Darren Peace. Nearest The Pins: Braided Rivers: Brent Clarke; Rothbury Insurance: Marilyn Walker; Allenton Meat Centre: Brian Mee; South Island Seeds: Jeff Hewitt: Property Brokers #6: Steve Vivian;

DRAWS ■■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club April 13 A combined stableford will be played Starting Times: Morning: Morning players at 8am; Afternoon report at 11.30 for a 12.00pm start, (earlier afternoon start). Nine hole golfers report at 12.30 for a 1.00pm start.

■■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby April 13 Seniors – Luisetti Seeds Section A Waihora Div 1 V Stu Tarbotton Contracting, TT1, 14:45 Devon Tavern Hampstead V Ashley 14:45 Hamp: 1 Kalifa Faalogo, Hamish Grant, Ant McGirr Luisetti Seeds Section B Rolleston Div 1 V Methven Wareings 14:45 Roll: 1 Springston Div 1 V Rakaia Senior 14:45 Spring: 1 BDI V Hornby, Matt Gallagher Luisetti Seeds Section C Celtic Darryl Phillips Motor Company V Sar-

Charming Thai Longest Putt: John Power; Tinwald Tavern Spot Prize: Matt Tait. Birdy Jackpot: #7, Net Eagles Jackpot: #8 Nine Hole Harvey Bakehouse Winner of the day: Peter Wright 22pts. Other winning scores were: Terry O’Reilly 21, Laurence Hanrahan 20 and Sam Prince 18 on c/b.

Mayfield Golf Club April 6 Par round Winners 4up Paul Gardner, 3up Wayne Vessey, 2up Grant Early, 1up Bill Allan Brian Fielder and Ian Beach Nearest Pins: No 2 Aon Insurance: Ian Beach, No 11 Jon McAuliffe Bayleys: Wayne Blair, No 5 Marilyn Cross Property Brokers: Ian Hopping, No 14 ANZ Bank: Wayne Vessey, 9&18 second shot: Gavin Smith Twos: Gordon Duthie, Harley Davies, Ian Hopping, Grant Early, Wayne Blair Rosehope Rommey Player of the Day: Paul Gardner 86/16/70

Methven Golf Club April 3 Ladies Division District Teams. Stroke Round. Nola Hydes 100-39-69, Catrina Glass 91-2170, Wendy Wareing 109-38-71, Fay Redfern 102-31-71 Aqua Japanese Restaurant Best Nett of the Day: Nola Hydes 69 Nearest the Pins #4 Silver Arabica Jenny Senior, #6 Bronze A Cinema Paradiso Sharryn Bree, #17 Bronze B Methven Foursquare Nola Hydes, #13 Open Methven Travel Catrina Glass, #14 Br B 2nd shot Supervalue Bev Isherwood 13 Sat Girls Methven Pharmacy Bev Isherwood Two’s and Nett Eagles: Gail Limbrick, Sally Jones, Catrina Glass, Nola Hydes March 6 Men’s Division Medal Round, 1st Round Club Champs Qualifind, 2nd Round Callaghan Trophy. Senior: Graham Gunn 74-7-67. Intermediate: Simon Wareing 85-15-71 by lot. Junior A: Bernard Walsh 87-19-68. Junior B: Alan Smith 107-32-75. Other Good Scores: 69 Dayle Lucas. 70 Frikkie Greybe. 71 James Anderson, Mick Hodgson. 73 Piers Rolton, Paul Nacon, Geoff Kelk. 74 Alister Maxwell, Rodger Callaghan, Eric Meaclem. 75 Rod Carson. Two’s: Graham Gunn, Pete Wood Dubliner Best Nett: Graham Gunn 67. Methven Foursquare Second Best Nett: Bernard Walsh 68. Methven Travel Best Gross: Graham Gunn 74 by lot. Closest to the Pin-Aqua Japanese Restaurant No 4: Piers Rolton. Hunters Wine No 6: Michael Kemp. Ski Time No 13: Graham Gunn. Green Parrot No 17: Not Struck. Cinema Paradiso 2nd shot No 14: John Robinson. Next Week April 13: 2nd Round Duff Trophy.

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acens 14:45 Celtic: 1 Roly Eder, Jock O’Connor, Simon Bennett Women’s Senior Premier Kaiapoi: Womens V Celtic B’s Barber Women 13:00 Kai: Kai 2 Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy Allenton V Southern Wholesale Seeds, 2:30pm, All1, Paul Arnold Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar V Rakaia, 1:00pm, Cel1, Simon Bennett Collegiate V Mt Somers, 2:30pm, Coll1, Gary Clement, George Williams, Liz Bell Hampstead V Methven R & R Spreading, 1:00pm Hamp1, Hamish Grant, Jeremy Robinson, Moon Tuipaea Combined Colts Celtic EuroAgri Colts V Ashley: Ashley 13:00 Celtic: 2, Jock O’Connor Darfield Colts V Methven/Rakaia Combined 13:00 Darf: 1 Waihora: Colts V Southern: Colts 13:00 TT: 2 Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury Under 14.5 Dunsandel Irwell Combined vs Mid Canterbury ALPS, Synlait Park, 12:30pm Waihora v Mid Canterbury Plains, Rhodes Park Tai Tapu Field 2, 11:30am Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury/North Canterbury Under 16 Waihora v Mid Canterbury APLS, Rhodes Park Tai Tapu Field 3, 12:30pm Mid Canterbury Plains v Saracens, Hamp2, 13:00pm, Greg Jopson Celtic Under 13 Celtic wants a ref Celtic v Napier 12:00pm, Celt3, Ant McGirr

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Stroke Leading scores in the stroke round. -12 Randall Feutz 66, Dave King 70, Jeff Shanks 71. 13-18 Paul Hefford 68, Jason King 69.19 plus Kerry Whiting 63, Clarrie Whiting 70, Roger Bruce 70. Women; (stroke) Maxine Whiting 74. Nancy McCormick 36 hole foursome Leen Bell and Barb Macgregor 151. Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liquorland # 2; Neil Connelly. Gluyas Ford # 6; Gary Lee. House of Travel # 12; Gordon Rennie. Ace Auto Electrical # 16;. G & R Seeds 2nd shot # 11; Dave King. Two’s; Robin Simms, Rod Harris, Adam Wilson, Gordon Rennie. Net Eagle; # 1 Robin Simms.

■■ Petanque Ashburton MSA Petanque Club April 6 Stephen Kyle Memorial Mixed Doubles Winners: Rewa Kyle (Ashburton) and Ron Paterson (Ascot), runners up: Alice Maguigan (Papanui), Art Vernon (Papanui); plate winners: Alain Carpentier (Christchurch) and Tina Targett (Christchurch), runners up: Karen and Neville Bensdorp (Ashburton) Bowl Winners: Michelle Saban (Christchurch) and Bruno Falco (Christchurch); runners up: Mick Little (Ashburton) and Rosemary McLaughlin (Ashburton) Bowl consolation winners: Mavis Thompson (Timaru) and Les Clearwater (Christchurch); runners up: Jonny Wright (Ashburton) and Jonathan Crum (Ashburton) Canterbury Triples April 7 Winners: Alice Maguigan (Papanui), Art Vernon (Papanui) and Paul Tamagushiku (Christchurch); runners up: Karen Stephen (Christchurch), Richard Browne (Ashburton) and Neville Bensdorp (Ashburton); Plate winners: Ellen Pithie (Ashburton), Janet and Tony Wilkinson (Ascot), runners up: Alain Carpentier (Christchurch), Diana and James Nicholson-Plank (Christchurch) Bowl winners: Mick Little (Ashburton), Johnny Wright (Ashburton) and Shelagh Field (Ashburton); R Runners up: Mavis Thompson (Timaru), Betty King (Ashburton) and Jenny Douglas (Ashburton)

■■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby April 6 Seniors – Luisetti Seeds Ashley 7 v Southern Stu Tarbotton Contracting 64 Burn/Duns/Irw 30 Hampstead Devon Tavern 10 Railway Tavern Rakaia 24 Rolleston 14 Glenmark-Cheviot 45 v Methven Wareings 0 Ohoka 22 v Celtic Darryl Phillips Motor Company 41

Women’s Senior Premier Lincoln University 97 v Celtic B’s Barber 0 Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy Allenton 36 v Hampstead 22 Collegiate 29 v Methven R & R Spreading 14 Mt Somers 7 Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar 12 Rakaia 26 v Southern 10 Combined Colts Glenmark Cheviot Rugby 36 v Methven/ Rakaia RFC 0 Ashley 48 v Southern Colts 7 Celtic EuroAgri Colts 24 Springston Colts 19

■■ Shooting Fullbore Target Shooting April 7 and 8 Canterbury Rifle Association, Autumn Meeting, at Ashburton. A grade: Allan White, Day 1 195.23, Day 2 149.18, Total 344.41; John Snowden, 197.21, 147.13, 344.34; Bruce Horwood 196.22, 146.9, 342.31; Malcolm Dodson 194.21, 146.14, 340.35; Chris Kershaw 193.12, 146.12, 339.24; John Miller 191.13, 144.10, 335.23; Bevan Mehrtens 193.17 B grade: Brian Hawksby Day 1 194.20, Day 2 139.9, Total 333.29; Daniel Alexander 186.13, 143.12, 329.25; Robbie Gilchrist 189.7, 140.10, 329.17; John Fleming 184.18, 130.2, 314.20; Megan Snowden 141.14 C grade: Coby Snowden 169.4, 124.3, 293.7 FTR: Mark Alexander 216.8, 166.9, 382.17; Murray Cook 221.13, 159.3, 380.16; Peter Carter 213.8, 156.2, 369.10; Brian Graystone 208.7, 155.5, 363.12 F Open: Les Grimsey 236.20, 179.7, 415.27; Mike Chui 235.18, 172.14, 407.32; David Smith 213.6, 164.9, 377.15; Phillip Nicol 203.3, 149.1, 352.4

Target Shooting March 25 Mt Somers Rifle Club Lachie Rooney 67, 67, Archie Rooney 85.2, 92.2, Emily Heaven 75.1, 63, Jess Heaven 86.1, 92, Nic Nikko Holgate 85, Caleb Greer 73.1, Bree Greer 79.2, Steve Millichamp 93.3, Eddie Millichamp 92.2, Wayne Tubb 93.1, Kevin fews 90.2, Dave Millichamp 92.2, Andy Oram 99.3. March 25 Mayfield Rifle Club Robert Spencer Jnr 91.1, Sarah Gould 73, Daniel Gould 88.1, Melissa Zacarias 69, Ella McDowell 55, Cullen Gordon Wilson 63, 58.1, Zac Fletcher 84, 74.1, Ben Nordqvist 95.3, John Fleming 97.6, Carl Nordqvist 97.3, Martin Fleming 98.7, Andrew Donaldson 97.5. April 1 Daniel Gould 82.1, Sarah Gould 82.1, Zac Fletcher 52, 71, Cullen Gordon Wilson 63, 50, Ella McDowell 77, John Fleming 99.6, Ben Nordqvist 93.2, Martin Fleming 99.6, Carl Nordqvist 99.6. April 1 Ashburton Rifle Club Math Lee 71.1, Zoey 47, Leo Wildey 93.2, Chrissy Lee 65, Klara Harrison 95.4, Bruce Dellow 79, Greg Menzies 98.8, Allan Mitchell 88.1, Garth Wright 86.1, Murray Cook 91.2, 90.2, 94.3.

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In brief Big call for sprint star Athletics New Zealand hopes family and national loyalty will be enough to stave off Australia’s advances to snare sprinting sensation Eddie Nketia. Seventeen-year-old Nketia is likely to make a decision on his allegiance by the end of this week after creating a clamour with victory in the men’s 100m at the Australian championships in Sydney. The semifinal winning time of 10.19 prompted Athletics Australia officials to seek a meeting with the youngster’s family and propose that he compete in green and gold. - NZME

Gymnast’s horror fall Supporters from across the globe have rallied behind a US athlete who suffered a horror injury during her floor routine at an NCAA gymnastics regional event. Auburn University student Sam Cerio was attempting a handspring double front with a blind landing when she made the hard landing and fell to the mat at the Baton Rouge Regionals at the weekend. She dislocated both of her knees and broke both of her legs and was left screaming in agony on the floor as team-mates and officials rushed to her aid. - NZME

Shock win for Bettiol Australian Michael Matthews has rated his maiden Tour of Flanders race as a “beautiful thing to be a part of” despite just missing out on a podium. Matthews was among the chasing pack as the unfancied Alberto Bettiol used a solo attack to win one of cycling’s five ‘Monuments’ classics, considered the most prestigious one-day races. Bettiol made his move about 17 kilometres from the finish on the final climb of the Oude Kwaremont to post his first professional victory. Dane Kasper Asgreen finished second. - NZME

Demons in strife Captain Jack Viney says Melbourne will play with more buy-in in defence against Sydney as they look to end their winless AFL start to 2019. The pre-season flag fancies head to the SCG on Thursday night knowing another loss would leave them 0-4 but Viney fell short of calling the match a must-win affair. - AAP


Maiden major for Ko World No.5 Jin Young Ko has clinched her first golf major title, holding off fellow South Korean Mi Hyang Lee’s challenge at the ANA Inspiration in California yesterday. Overnight leader Ko closed with a two-under 70 in hot and mostly calm conditions to finish at 10-under 278 for a three-stroke victory over Lee. Last year’s LPGA rookie of the year, Ko celebrated with the traditional winner’s leap into Poppie’s Pond. “It’s a really great honour,” Ko said on the 18th green. American Lexi Thompson (67) was solo third at six under while Spain’s Carlota Ciganda (68) and InKyung Kim (74) shared fourth. Australia’s Katherine Kirk was in halfway contention but faded over the weekend with rounds of 74 and 73 to be tied 17th on two under, one shot ahead of countrywoman and world No.3 Minjee Lee, who closed with a 71. After bogeys on 13 and 15 cut her lead to a stroke, Ko made a six-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and closed with a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th.

Jin Young Ko on her way to victory.


The 23-year-old won for the fourth time on the LPGA Tour, completing a desert sweep after taking the Founders Cup in Phoenix. She leads the money list and has five top-three finishes in six events this year. Lee parred the final six holes in a two-under 70. “This is really good momentum for me,” she said. “I’m so happy with this week.” - AP

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In brief Stormers’ skipper out Stormers captain Siya Kolisi has been rested from his side’s final match of their dismal Super Rugby Australasian tour against the Melbourne Rebels. Kolisi will return to South Africa before Friday’s match, along with the injured duo of outside back SP Marais (hip) and lock Chris van Zyl (back), with centre Dan Kriel and hooker Chad Solomon set to link up with the squad in Australia. The Stormers have been beaten by the Hurricanes, Auckland Blues and Reds on their tour. - AAP

Savea still in demand Struggling South African rugby outfit the Kings are reportedly willing to offload as many as 20 players from their roster in an effort to land former All Black Julian Savea. Newspaper Rapport claims Savea is top of the wishlist of the Kings’ new high-performance director Robbie Kempson as he seeks improvement in the European Pro14 competition. Savea, who scored 46 tries in 54 tests for the All Blacks before joining Toulon last year, has fallen out of favour at the French club and has been publicly criticised by owner Mourad Boudjellal. - NZME

Sevens crash to France

Young riders turn out for Pony Club day Riding a clear round for the first time on her mount Highrise on Sunday, is Hannah Glass. Glass was among the youngsters who headed along to the Tinwald Pony Club on Sunday for the club’s show jumping and show hunter day. PHOTO HEATHER MACKENZIE 070419-HM-0005


Spotlight on Blues Brothers By Chris Rattue


he Blues keep rolling along, doing enough to paper over their cracks, and No. 8 Akira Ioane is an unmistakable figure in the middle of it all. Bouncing defenders away, powering ahead from the back of scrums, holding up opponents to win turnovers ... and getting in arguments. Ioane is impossible to miss, easy to love, a big man who runs very upright, swatting off defenders. Highly respected Blues forwards coach Tom Coventry is certainly promoting the No. 8’s All Blacks credentials. The All Blacks selectors will be excited about the potential, without a doubt, because he represents the sort of advantages which keep New Zealand at the top of world rugby. But one of the other things which has kept the All Blacks (and Crusaders) at the top is remaining calm under pressure, staying focused on the job at hand, your job, especially when the chips are down and the scoreboard is making the heart flutter.

The try to beat Ireland in 2013 epitomised that, as did Richie McCaw, the man at the centre of a long period of All Blacks dominance. Players such as McCaw, Kieran Read and Jerome Kaino always kept hammering away under pressure. McCaw was the pied piper for this attitude, pouring all his energy into things that mattered. That’s the area of concern about Akira Ioane. On one hand, I love the emotion coming out of the Blues. They are probably more expressive than any New Zealand team in Super Rugby history. The Ioane brothers in particular are very conscious of the crowd – not that the gatherings at Eden Park are big enough to really qualify as a crowd these days. But Akira Ioane, in my opinion, is too easily distracted, too easily attracted to unnecessary conflict. He looks for arguments, and there was more argy-bargy at the end of the Waratahs game on Saturday night. The All Blacks could definitely do with Ioane’s size and power in the No.8 jersey because for

all his gusto, the versatile Ardie Savea – who filled in impressively for Kieran Read – is lightweight by test standards. But Ioane’s intensity and accuracy under pressure are also questionable. And there are no real opportunities to test his test temperament before the World Cup. That’s the conundrum for the All Blacks selectors. Imagine if he was hurled into a World Cup final right now. He could be a match winner, or he could stuff it up. And those are not the sort of odds the All Blacks like to play with, although they must be sorely tempted. Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu was brilliant after the Blues victory over the Waratahs. “Plenty to work on” is a cliche, but the way he said it ... he clearly meant it. Tuipulotu didn’t seem particularly satisfied at all. The Blues are well short of Crusaders level, and chief among the concerns should be their lineout. From the “Don’t Be Fooled Again” department... The Warriors’ victory over the Gold Coast Titans was one of the most important in their history. Another loss after two horrible

performances would have been a disaster. But the Titans attack was awful and the one man capable of creating something, enigmatic forward Bryce Cartwright, did little more than roll the dice now and then. Local product Chanel HarrisTavita showed a lot of running spark in the Warriors halves, taking over from dour Aussie recruit Adam Keighran. Twenty-year-old Harris-Tavita had the confidence to back his strengths on debut, even if it didn’t always work out. There were promising signs, and the Warriors are a club which must always pursue the flamboyant option. But the Warriors squad isn’t near good enough to overcome a season in which they will have a rookie playmaker complementing the fantastic Blake Green. The best Warriors fans can hope for is another year of rapid-fire ups and downs, like most of 2018. They won’t go close to making the top eight. As for Green, he just might be the single most important player for any club in the competition.  - NZME

New Zealand’s cup quarter-final exit to France in the Hong Kong Sevens led to angry scenes from coach Clark Laidlaw on the sidelines. In the final minutes of their 14-12 loss, the New Zealand men’s sevens coach watched his side spurn a golden chance for victory, then concede a costly penalty as they failed to reach the semi-finals for the second tournament in a row on the World Sevens Series. Fiji won their fifth Hong Kong title.  - NZME

Tough test for Storm Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says the five-day turnaround before taking on the Cowboys in Townsville will be a litmus test for his front-running NRL side. The Storm over-ran Canterbury in the second half at AAMI Park on Sunday for an 18-16 win to maintain their unbeaten status, but must get up again on Friday night. “We’ve had eight day turnarounds so it’s been like being on holidays in the first month when we’ve had extra time to recover between games so this is going to test us out,” Bellamy said. - AAP

Xerri does it for family He’s arguably Cronulla’s most promising youngster in years, but Bronson Xerri says he wasn’t even the best player in his own family. After being the subject of steady hype for the last 12 months, Xerri showcased his significant talents in his NRL debut during Saturday’s gutsy loss to Parramatta. The 18-year-old held his own as the injury-hit Sharks ran out of gas against the rejuvenated Eels. He became an instant hit with fans across the country during the week when a hidden camera planted by the club captured the emotional moment he was told by coach John Morris he would make his debut. Family was a common theme leading up to his maiden first-grade appearance – including having to ask the club for 50 tickets for his extended tribe.- AAP


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False start for Methven FC Methven FC’s seniors were meant to make their Mainland Football division three competition debut on Saturday, and they were ready. But, their opposition weren’t, and it turned out to be a false start, with the Universities AFC Sisters side Methven FC were due to play unable to field a team and being forced to reluctantly forfeit the match. Although the match will go into the books as a 3-0 win to Methven FC, it was a disappointing start to the season for the Methven side, with their players keen to get their season under way af-

ter picking up a win in their own inaugural pre-season tournament – the Methven Supervalue Cup – late last month. They will now have to wait until round two to get out onto the park, with a match against Burwood AFC at Christchurch’s Clare Park awaiting them on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Methven FC Reserves did take to the field on Saturday in the first round of the Mainland Football division six competition, and they got off to a winning start. They took on Banks Peninsula

in Akaroa and won 6-0, having already beaten them 13-2 in Methven a fortnight before. Any thoughts the hosts may have had of revenge were quickly dealt a blow as newbie Fissore Stimolo made it 1-0 to the visitors with only 10 minutes played, and by the half hour mark it was 2-0, with Stimolo doubling his tally. Josh Burrows was a vital part of the build-up to that goal and was himself in the goal-scoring action just before halftime, getting on the end of a glorious through ball from Kobee King, putting the ball into the top right corner and

leaving the keeper bewildered. Methven’s onslaught continued in the second half and through a series of fortunate events Dylan Sheer found his first attempt ricochet back to him and volleyed his rebound beyond the despairing keeper to make it 4-0. Burrowes’ second goal of the afternoon made it 5-0 and the day was completed by veteran Martin Dodson latching onto a loose ball deep in the 18-yard box and putting it away to finish the scoring off. The division three side is set

In brief


Turpie named Mid Canty’s top cricketer By Erin Tasker

A young player who produced one of the most memorable moments of the Mid Canterbury cricket season has been named the district’s senior player of the year. Richard Turpie took home the Ivan Griffiths Memorial for overall senior representative player of the year at the Mid Canterbury Cricket Awards on Friday night. In just his second Hawke Cup game for Mid Canterbury he turned almost certain defeat into an unlikely victory virtually single-handed. The 18-year-old produced an incredible spell of bowling against Otago Country which featured a quadruple wicket maiden, including a hat-trick. He finished the innings with figures of 8/13 which earned him a spot on Mid Canterbury Cricket’s honours board, and ensured Mid Canterbury beat Otago Country which kept them in the running to earn a Hawke Cup challenge, which they ended up doing. It was a standout moment in what was a stellar first season for Mid Canterbury’s senior side for the youngster, and a big part of why he was rewarded with the senior representative player of the year title. Taking out the junior representative cricket equivalent – the Gary Ashworth Memorial – on Friday night was Archie Redfern, who was also named Mid Canterbury’s under-17 player of the year, while the under-15 player of the year title went to Angus Jemmett. Lachie Jemmett was named the primary, and South Island primary schools’ tournament player of the year, while Year 7 player of the year was Will Lemon and Year 5/6 player of the year was Blake Robinson. When it came to the senior club competition’s individual awards, Coldstream’s Jono Print went home with both the batting trophies on offer. He won the Supporters Club

to head to Warren Park to play Hornby United AFC Pressies next weekend. Meanwhile, Methven FC’s 14th grade side will head to Rolleston to play Selwyn United’s 14th Grade Black Demons side this weekend, after starting their Mainland Football 14th grade competition with a 1-0 win over the Papanui-Redwood AFC Leopards on Saturday. The newly formed young Methven side hosted the Leopards and the winning goal came late in the game off the boot of Patrick McHugh.

Watford fights back Watford have produced one of the great FA Cup comebacks by coming from two goals down to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 after extra time in a memorable semi-final at Wembley Stadium. Substitute Gerard Deulofeu proved Watford’s hero as they reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 35 years in astonishing fashion. The Spaniard scored a sensational individual goal to drag his side back into the match when they were 2-0 down with 11 minutes left. He then slotted home the winner in extra time to book a final date with Manchester City on May 18. - PA

Praise for Spiranovic Perth Glory coach Tony Popovic has hailed the class of Socceroos central defender Matthew Spiranovic following his successful return to A-League action. Playing his first game in five weeks, the 30-year-old was a composed and commanding figure in the Glory’s 3-0 win over Central Coast in Gosford on Sunday. The victory gave Perth a six-point lead with just three rounds remaining. - AAP

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Richard Turpie was named overall senior player of the year at the Mid Canterbury Cricket Awards. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Trophy for the highest batting aggregate with 294, and the G. Murray Memorial for the highest batting average of 42. Tech’s Callum Gallagher won the ACCA Wicket Keeping award with 18 dismissals for the season (one stumping and 17 catches), while his team-mate Jason Morrison was recognised for the best bowling performance of the season, with 5/12. Bevan Ravenscroft took home the Ken Butler Memorial for taking the most wickets, with 21 for the season, while his Lauriston

side was awarded the J.R. Mousey Fielding Trophy. When it came to the senior competition’s team trophies, Tech dominated. They won the Studholme Shield for the best overall team, after winning the Pritchard Shield and Muirhead Rosebowl limited overs trophies, and sharing the T20 Trophy with Lauriston after a dramatic final which ended in a draw. Tech also finished the season with the Bevan Stroud Memorial challenge trophy locked away in

its trophy cabinet. In the junior grades, the sixth grade pre-Christmas competition was won by Allenton Mainland Wool, while the post-Christmas competition was won by Lauriston Syngenta. In fifth grade it was Allenton Mainland Wool that came out on top pre-Christmas, while they finished joint top post-Christmas with Methven Eddington. Fourth grade’s pre-Christmas competition was won by Allenton South Island Seed, while Lauriston won post-Christmas.

Steve Smith has scored an impressive first half century in this year’s Indian Premier League in a further boost to Australia’s hopes of retaining the World Cup later this year. The 29-year-old Smith, who underwent elbow surgery earlier this year, top-scored with 73 not out for Rajasthan Royals in their relatively meagre total of 3-139 in Jaipur. West Indies all-rounder Narine (47) then combined with Australia’s Chris Lynn (50) in a 91-run opening partnership in 8.1 overs to set up an eight-wicket victory with 37 balls to spare. - AAP

Test a day-nighter New Zealand will play Australia in a day-night test at Perth. Despite time zone misgivings about staging it in Perth, Cricket Australia will schedule a first ever day-night test in the western state, with play likely to start at 1pm local time each day. The five-dayer will be played at Optus Stadium, the 60,000-capacity venue completed in 2017. The December clash will be the first match of a three-test series. - NZME

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Woodhouse drives away with title By Erin Tasker

A big crowd went along to Ashburton Speedway on Sunday afternoon to get their fill of motor racing action, and they weren’t disappointed. It was a massive day on the track, with a New Zealand title among the prizes on offer – the CTRA (Circle Track Racing Association) New Zealand Limited Saloon title. Ashburton driver Brian Maxwell in his Camaro was the crowd favourite to take it out, but the day instead belonged to one of his good mates – Christchurch driver Willie Woodhouse. Cromwell’s Phil Burgess was second behind Woodhouse and another Christchurch based driver, Craig Laby, was third. Ministocks were among the other vehicles which took to the track on Sunday, with the adult ministocks racing for the Phillip Duffield Memorial. That was won by Dunedin driver Allan Finch, with John Anderson second and Westport’s Reece Skews third. Also in action and making a much anticipated return to Ashburton Speedway on Sunday after a long absence, were modifieds. They raced for the Ivan Stack Modified Memorial and Brad Lane from Huntly Speedway took that out, with Iain Whyte from Greymouth second and Michael Gourley third. The next racing to be held at Ashburton Speedway will be a massive weekend held annually as part of Ashburton’s Wheels Week festivities. There will be more national titles on offer – the

CTRA national six shooter title, the CTRA national production saloon title and the CTRA national adult mini stock title.

That will take place on the weekend of May 4 and 5, with the final day of the season at Ashburton Speedway set down for June 9.

Ashburton’s Brian Maxwell leads eventual national title winner Willie Woodhouse around the track on Sunday. PHOTO HEATHER MACKENZIE 070419-HM-0501

Dixon second in Alabama - for sixth time Takuma Sato had one “little moment” when his car went into the grass late in the race. Other than that, the Japanese driver didn’t have too many worrisome moments at yesterday’s Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on his way to a fourth career IndyCar victory. Sato, the 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner, became the fifth driver to win after starting on the pole at Barber Motorsports Park. He was in control most of the way, leading 74 of the 90 laps on the road course. “Obviously, we come in here with the hopes, always,” Sato said. “(But we) honestly physically never really, really expected to be this much of a domination.” Scott Dixon earned his sixth runner-up finish in the race’s 10year history. Sato had a late issue when he went into the grass and lost about a second off his lead. He quickly gained it back over the final laps to win by 2.4 seconds and called it “probably the cleanest race I ever won”. He said he had a little moment

Scott Dixon was good at Alabama, but not good enough. into Turn 8 after going sideways there in Friday practice. “I decided nope, this time I’ll go straight because I knew I had to come back,” Sato said. He added, “Anyway, it was not necessary to give the little bit sort of heart attack to the body.” Dixon held off Sebastien Bourdais for second. Sato reclaimed the top spot on lap 58 of the 90-lap race after coming out of pit road.

It was the 11th lead change, a record for the race. Sato didn’t give it up again despite his precarious moment when he managed to manoeuvre the No. 30 Honda through the grass and back onto the track. “I saw it and I was hoping he went a little farther off,” Dixon said. “It was his race. “He deserved it. “That was the only thing he did

wrong and he caught it. We tried to put pressure on him. “It was actually quite tough to get close this year and I think that’s because the grip level was quite low.” An ex-Formula 1 racer, Sato had become the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race in 2013 and the first to win the Indy 500 four years later. He had never finished better than eighth at Barber. Two-time defending champion Josef Newgarden worked his way up to fourth after starting 16th. Newgarden, the series points leader, had won three of the last four Alabama races. Bourdais navigated the 90-lap race with only two pit stops, not stopping until lap 28 – one shy of the team’s goal. “That was the gameplan,” he said. “But by like lap 15-16, I was like, ‘Guys, I’m not so sure I can hang on for another 10 laps’.” The elder statesmen dominated after the youngster’s win. Sato is 42, Dixon 38 and Bourdais 40. “I was joking it was the geriatric podium,” Dixon said. - AP

In brief McLaughlin builds lead Scott McLaughlin’s historic streak may be over, but the Supercars championship frontrunner is still delighted with his weekend at Symmons Plains. The Kiwi landed in Tasmania with five race wins under his belt but hampered by the flu and uncertain of how he might fare in the driver’s seat. He still managed to claim Saturday’s race, but on Sunday he finally yielded, finishing fourth behind winner Shane van Gisbergen, teammate Fabian Coulthard and David Reynolds. “You can’t expect it to kick on (forever),” he laughed. “Congratulations to Shane and his team, they were fast.” - AAP

Big win for Biddle Avalon Biddle, hailing from Rangiora, made sporting history in Taupo on Sunday when she became the first woman to win New Zealand’s Supersport 600 title, a coveted crown in New Zealand motorcycling. Biddle, 26, beat Toby Summers, after a weekend of racing at Taupo’s Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, which included surviving a scare after crashing out in the first corner during the first of her three races on Saturday. Biddle wrapped up the national title with a race to spare in the series’ final round. - NZME


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Trainer after spending money as joint NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year with Queen Of Diamonds. It will be Hillis’ second attack on the Australian Oaks and it comes 15 years since he saddled up Gr.2 Championship Stakes winner Boulevardofdreams to finish third to Wild Iris in the three-year-old fillies’ feature after a fresh-up fifth in Sydney in the Arrowfield Stakes (2000m).

Wayne Hillis will be looking to pick up a bit more holiday money when he heads to Sydney on Tuesday with his talented three-year-old filly Imelda Mary. The Matamata trainer is pressing ahead with a start in the Gr.1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on Saturday with Imelda Mary, who has just completed her local campaign


Hillis and Boulevardofdreams then regrouped and headed on to America, where the daughter of Daggers Drawn made a hit-and-run bid on the Gr.1 American Oaks (2000m) and finished a creditable seventh. America will again be the focus of Hillis’ international attention after this year’s Australian Oaks, but not for Imelda Mary.

While Imelda Mary will head to the spelling paddock after her Sydney raid, Hillis will be counting down to a 28-day tour co-hosted by Taranaki trainer John Wheeler and his wife, Linda, taking in the last two legs of the American Triple Crown, the Gr.1 Belmont Stakes (2400m) and Gr.1 Preakness Stakes (1900m).  - NZME

Wayne Hillis

Manawatu harness Today at Manawatu Raceway

Manawatu Harness Racing Club Inc Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 09 Apr 2019 NZ Meeting number: 7 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 2.13pm CARTOWN HANDICAP TROT $9000, r40-r68 spechcp, stand, 2500m 1 23632 Leesa Castleton (1) fr.....................S Phelan 2 74534 Danke (2) fr..................................... G Martin 3 22864 Flying Taine (3) fr.................. D Ferguson (J) 4 01909 Mackali (U1) fr..............................A Poutama 5 75264 Shona Mary (U2) fr....................... S Dickson 6 88873 Dauntless (1) 10M 7 42485 Commando One (2) 10M..................J Curtin 8 12679 Grenado (U1) 10M..................... J Abernethy 9 56537 Laura Bush (1) 20M 10 73058 Belmont’s Greatest (2) 20M 11 44110 Such Fun (U1) 20M........................Z Butcher 12 36160 Need Luck (U1) 30M................ B Butcher (J) 2 2.38pm WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY MOBILE PACE $9000, non-winners 3yo+ mr43 to mr50., 2000m 1 48803 Mainland Reactor (1) fr 2 1x660 Gladamare (2) fr.............................Z Butcher 3 20866 Downtown Babe (3) fr........... D Ferguson (J) 4 64052 Changed My Mind (4) fr 5 93222 Zip Code (5) fr..............................A Poutama


Southland Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Ascot Park Raceway Meeting Date: 09 Apr 2019 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.11pm (NZT) ADDED ENERGY DASH C0, 390m 1 55233 Homebush Diego nwtd...............J McInerney 2 66 Elton Blueblood nwtd.................J McInerney 3 321 Ezra Blueblood nwtd..................J McInerney 4 557 Starr Blueblood nwtd..................J McInerney 5 4P5 Elite Blueblood nwtd..................J McInerney 6 73342 Lucy Lingers nwtd......................J McInerney 7 85 Eric Blueblood nwtd...................J McInerney 8 774 Elsa Blueblood nwtd..................J McInerney Emergencies: 9 86667 Kowloon Lights nwtd.......................J Guthrie 10 7785 Gotcha Bailey nwtd....................J McInerney 2 12.29pm MR WHIPPY SOUTHLAND C1, 457m 1 11432 Go Stopper nwtd..............................R Wales 2 213 Bartholomew Cub nwtd......................B Eade 3 67868 Homebush Izzy 26.84................J McInerney 4 71886 Dream Stone Jade nwtd....................S Keen 5 Box Vacant 6 75857 Mick The Mower 26.60...............J McInerney 7 57227 Koputai nwtd...................................J Guthrie 8 52568 Glass Harpoon 27.08......................J Guthrie 3 12.47pm MARK TURNER PAINTER PH 021737111 C4/5, 390m 1 86123 Homebush Boden 22.38............J McInerney


Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington Raceway Meeting Date: 09 Apr 2019 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.02pm THE FITZ SPORTS BAR SPRINT C0, 295m 1 62663 Raquel Allen nwtd.........................C Roberts 2 6778x Goldstar Dayton nwtd S &................B Evans 3 34788 Goldstar Shiloah nwtd S &...............B Evans 4 886 Honey Dew Jewel nwtd.................C Roberts 5 76445 Smash Out nwtd.............................. M Grant 6 73748 Ineffable nwtd.................................... B Dann 7 F66 Smash Burton nwtd......................... M Grant 8 Inky Dinky Jewel nwtd...................C Roberts 2 12.20 HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY PUMA PANTS SPRINT C1, 295m 1 55635 Hey Jude nwtd...........................J McInerney 2 73326 Paringi Pam 17.43 M &........................ Smith 3 27476 Goldstar Diesel 17.46 S &................B Evans 4 64885 Dapper Danny 17.56.................... J McMillan 5 13462 Know Cause 17.29..........................G Cleeve 6 56143 Bombinate 17.41............................... B Dann 7 78475 Fiery Fagan 17.29............................R Casey 8 65212 Smash Hurricane 17.27................... M Grant 9 77678 Stompin’ Ground 17.60 S &.............B Evans 10 68878 Opawa Hunter nwtd.........................R Wales 3 12.38pm ADDINGTON EVENTS CENTRE DASH C1, 295m 1 68644 Culvie Jay Dee 17.40 H &....................Taylor 2 456x4 Giancana 17.36.............................S Hindson 3 87275 Mr Black Magic nwtd S &.................B Evans 4 1251 Busy Rocca 17.44............................ M Grant

6 95x89 Pekeson (6) fr............................... K Marshall 7 He’s Gratis (7) fr................................B Taylor 8 Sonny Reactor (21) fr.........................K More 9 46433 Notorious (22) fr............................ D Butcher 3 3.04pm BRUSHSTROKES MOBILE PACE $9000, nonwinners 3yo+., mobile, 2500m 1 9 Nicky Jay (1) fr...................... D Ferguson (J) 2 33280 My Mate Ben (2) fr 3 00 Chalberg (3) fr 4 42252 Ain’t Nothing Bettor (4) fr......... B Butcher (J) 5 7 I Said Imracn (5) fr............................B Taylor 6 83402 Maria Kirilenko (6) fr................... J Abernethy 7 84575 Beaudiene Emerald (7) fr........ A Harrison (J) 8 752 Verdelho (21) fr..............................Z Butcher 9 45666 Moniaive (22) fr.................F Schumacher (J) 10 9 Awesome (23) fr...........................A Poutama 11 00987 Jamie Fraser (24) fr...................... K Marshall 4 3.29pm PUSPA ABERNETHY RACING COLOURS MOBILE PACE $9000, r40-r44., mobile, 2500m 1 92436 Amaro (1) fr........................... D Ferguson (J) 2 07879 Pure Desire (2) fr.................... A Harrison (J) 3 06908 Xmas Bay (3) fr 4 00x57 Honour The Bet (4) fr 5 89780 Arcano (5) fr 6 45008 Phillydotcom (6) fr...........................B Towers

7 08853 Jack Bates (7) fr..............................S Phelan 8 47493 Express Play (21) fr.....................A Poutama 9 09799 Geoff’s Legacy (22) fr....................Z Butcher 5 3.54pm MEMBERS’ MOBILE PACE $9000, r45-r49., mobile, 2500m 1 19365 Dana Dawn (1) fr..........................A Poutama 2 23924 Betstars Blue Jean (2) fr 3 21585 T C Business (3) fr.................. A Harrison (J) 4 55620 Red River Dash (4) fr................. J Abernethy 5 66656 Waingaro Mara (5) fr.......................S Phelan 6 31090 Jackhammer Joe (6) fr 7 P7351 Arty Pharty (7) fr...................... B Butcher (J) 8 27357 Hezaluckygrinner (21) fr........ D Ferguson (J) 9 470x1 Brooke’s Image (22) fr.................. K Marshall 10 46862 Uncle Drew (23) fr 6 4.20pm SPEIGHTS ALE HOUSE MBL PACE $9000, 3yo+ r40-r50., mobile, 2000m 1 08080 Lincoln Lovely (1) fr.........................B Towers 2 53659 Itsokbeingbetter (2) fr.............. A Harrison (J) 3 00907 Rangi Rangdu (3) fr...........................K More 4 03443 Our Wicklow (4) fr...........................S Phelan 5 50077 Scelta Uno (5) fr...........................A Poutama 6 03032 The Kapiti Express (6) fr.............. K Marshall 7 x9586 Port Delight (7) fr 8 69490 Unfinished Business (21) fr

9 22274 Katamach (22) fr............................Z Butcher 10 33448 J Bee (23) fr............................. B Butcher (J) 7 4.45pm PRESIDENT’S MOBILE PACE $9000, 2yo+ r50-r54,r55 w/c., mobile, 2000m 1 61374 Milner (1) fr......................................S Phelan 2 44031 Mhai Uptown Girl (2) fr............. B Butcher (J) 3 2913 American Me (3) fr..................... J Abernethy 4 45231 Catch The Dream (4) fr..................Z Butcher 5 x1445 Motoring Major (5) fr.........................J Curtin 6 23163 Ideal Tiger (6) fr............................A Poutama 7 6148x Melton Reactor (7) fr 8 02541 Karolyi (21) fr................................ D Butcher 9 68088 Black Art (22) fr.....................A Fitzgerald (J) 10 93852 Fancy Schmancy (23) fr 8 5.10pm PGG WRIGHTSON STANDARDBREED MOBILE PACE $9000, r54-r59., mobile, 2000m 1 22x59 Sauchiehall (1) fr 2 04611 Sarabi (2) fr............................. A Harrison (J) 3 56731 Liberal Arden (3) fr 4 18153 Sheikh Yabooty (4) fr....................A Poutama 5 22514 Jetenara (5) fr................................Z Butcher 6 34669 Gotta Moment (6) fr...................... K Marshall 7 11746 Mockingjay (7) fr 8 21247 Maddisons Desire (21) fr 9 05096 Mustang GT (22) fr

9 5.36pm 1ST RACE 5.23 THURSDAY MOBILE PACE $9000, r60-r80,r81-r85 w/c., mobile, 2000m 1 77P47 Bettor Sensation (1) fr 2 24112 Lincoln Moment (2) fr................. J Abernethy 3 60011 Apocalypse (3) fr 4 02187 Anna Barclay (4) fr 5 12555 Ruebe Star (5) fr............................Z Butcher 6 5x41x Ivana Flybye (6) fr.................... B Butcher (J) 7 11414 The Night Hawk (7) fr F Schumacher (J,...Cl) 8 27233 Westar Sam (21) fr........................ D Butcher 9 88311 Westburn Yield (22) fr............. A Harrison (J) SELECTIONS

5 82153 Homebush Scorpio 22.79..........J McInerney 6 18343 Chasing Great 23.15..........................S Keen 7 67648 Homebush Indi 22.60.................J McInerney 8 7776F Cosmic Marty 22.96...................J McInerney 9 2.48pm CONGRATULATIONS JUSTIN R C2, 390m 1 F5156 Zipping Jen 22.65.......................... B Conner 2 25346 Homebush Carl 23.32................J McInerney 3 45666 Cosmic Jase 22.81....................J McInerney 4 81678 Homebush Sloan 22.50.............J McInerney 5 34581 Homebush Miles 22.44..............J McInerney 6 51257 Sefton Jay 23.13........................J McInerney 7 52112 Punch On Woody 22.94.............J McInerney 8 21768 C’Mon Benny Boy 22.89.................J Guthrie 10 3.14pm SOUTHERN LIGHTS AT STUD C1, 390m 1 25766 Pukeko Rustler nwtd.......................B Healey 2 246x5 Valyrian Steel 22.82...................J McInerney 3 52657 Avalanch City 22.66...................J McInerney 4 78877 Darlek Ian nwtd..........................J McInerney 5 78526 Homebush Skip 22.76................J McInerney 6 26465 Punch On Rex 22.80..................J McInerney 7 78577 Zip Zap Zoe nwtd.......................J McInerney 8 75428 Homebush Razor nwtd..............J McInerney 11 3.38 BODYAUDITSOUTH@GMAIL.COM C1, 390m 1 88778 Homebush Ellie 22.56................J McInerney 2 64648 Gotcha Rocky 22.92..................J McInerney 3 66877 Leo’s Son 22.72.........................J McInerney 4 4565x Homebush Razz nwtd................J McInerney 5 25456 Elland Road 22.80.....................J McInerney

6 83323 Punch On Buzz nwtd.................J McInerney 7 78776 Rocky Vincitore nwtd...............D J MacMillan 8 83776 Jinja Cody 22.57........................J McInerney 12 4.03pm RACING AGAIN 23RD APRIL C1, 390m 1 78778 Jinja Spirit 22.75........................J McInerney 2 5485x Flying Canary nwtd....................J McInerney 3 15446 Punch On Scooby 22.89............J McInerney 4 46572 Forbury Flyer nwtd.....................J McInerney 5 63364 Homebush Austin 22.87.............J McInerney 6 15513 Black Bobby 22.53......................... B Conner 7 88677 Always Dizzy nwtd.....................J McInerney 8 78885 Cosmic Ryder 22.97..................J McInerney

10 68878 Opawa Hunter nwtd.........................R Wales 9 2.31 GARRARD’S HORSE AND HOUND STAKES C1, 520m 1 12331 Lennox Heads 30.20 J &..................D Fahey 2 x1165 Opawa Jane 30.57...........................R Wales 3 48x67 Know Talent 30.75...........................G Cleeve 4 67634 Chat Ya Later 30.86 S &...................B Evans 5 32524 Ohoka Carsen 30.88..................... L Waretini 6 44652 Goldstar Montana nwtd S &.............B Evans 7 14463 Cawbourne Taber 30.49................C Roberts 8 25654 Happy Days 30.59..........................R Adcock Emergencies: 9 88487 Our Lenny 30.59..............................R Wales 10 68x8x Opawa Silver 30.55..........................R Wales 10 2.56pm THE TURF BAR STAKES C1, 520m 1 55455 Amelia Rob 30.58...................... M Robinson 2 27725 Bossy Affair 30.29......................... L Waretini 3 84531 Goldstar Alaska nwtd S &................B Evans 4 62646 Goldstar Chief 30.85 S &.................B Evans 5 64626 Know Leave 30.73..........................G Cleeve 6 3x218 Opawa Rockstar 30.26 J &..............D Fahey 7 76643 Opawa Queen 30.67........................R Wales 8 57566 Tikao Jackie nwtd M &......................... Smith 9 88487 Our Lenny 30.59..............................R Wales 10 87678 Sly Rose 30.96.................................R Wales 11 3.21pm CLARKSON’S SIGN STUDIO STAKES C1, 520m 1 31222 Dyna Elliot 30.80...........................C Roberts 2 33242 Know Denying 30.48.......................G Cleeve 3 28585 Heated Threat 30.73..................... L Waretini 4 64671 Sefton Joy nwtd...............................R Wales 5 27133 Opawa Magic 30.29 J &...................D Fahey

6 84673 Matariki 30.92...................................A Joyce 7 86284 Dig Dig Dig 30.63 J M...................... McCook 8 45383 Goldstar Charger 31.01 S &.............B Evans 9 88487 Our Lenny 30.59..............................R Wales 10 87678 Sly Rose 30.96.................................R Wales 12 3.46pm RE-ENERGISE DASH C1, 295m 1 73146 Rainy River 17.61..........................D Roberts 2 87762 Rum Gin Mixer 17.37........................A Joyce 3 44476 Jin Jin nwtd......................................C Steele 4 37572 Goldstar Tasman 17.74 S &.............B Evans 5 34726 Ohoka Pheobe 17.43.................... L Waretini 6 32126 Homebush Velma 17.46.............J McInerney 7 75668 Mitcham Moody 17.37................J McInerney 8 75147 Know Burden 17.60........................G Cleeve Emergencies: 9 58886 Okuku Mistress 17.85......................R Casey 10 68878 Opawa Hunter nwtd.........................R Wales SELECTIONS

Race 1: Such Fun, Belmont’s Greatest, Dauntless, Grenado Race 2: Gladamare, Mainland Reactor, Zip Code, Notorious Race 3: Maria Kirilenko, My Mate Ben, Chalberg, Verdelho Race 4: Honour The Bet, Express Play, Xmas Bay, Jack Bates Race 5: Betstars Blue Jean, Arty Pharty, Dana Dawn, T C Business Race 6: The Kapiti Express, Port Delight, Katamach, Our Wicklow Race 7: Melton Reactor, Motoring Major, Black Art Race 8: Gotta Moment, Sauchiehall, Liberal Arden, Jetenara Race 9: Ruebe Star, The Night Hawk, Lincoln Moment LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down

Southland dogs Today at Ascot Park Raceway

2 64615 Must Be Rusty 22.38..................J McInerney 3 73457 Debbie Baxter 22.57..................J McInerney 4 18164 Princely Gold 22.49....................J McInerney 5 43212 Chasing Fame 22.40..........................S Keen 6 41127 Homebush Tesan 22.54.............J McInerney 7 73174 Mitcham Faye 23.02...................J McInerney 8 51134 Opawa Jumper 22.25.......................R Wales 4 1.05 FIND US ON TWITTER @SGRCINFO C2, 457m 1 78778 Homebush Maycee nwtd............J McInerney 2 87574 Cosmic Stu nwtd........................J McInerney 3 42144 Blazing Banjo 26.53...................J McInerney 4 4x676 Opawa Purdie 25.84........................R Wales 5 66271 Bruiser’s Day 26.37........................ B Conner 6 255x3 Galifianakis 26.26..............................B Eade 7 56852 Bashful Buffy 26.40....................J McInerney 8 55157 Trajan 26.14...............................J McInerney 5 1.23 LES MCLEOD MEMORIAL FINAL R/Af, 457m 1 45266 Reign Of Fire nwtd.....................J McInerney 2 86146 Tee An’ Cee nwtd........................... B Conner 3 72352 Go Glow 26.57 J &...........................D Fahey 4 24637 Zefside nwtd...............................J McInerney 5 23124 Joe Bonanza 26.33....................J McInerney 6 35538 Busy Flash nwtd J &........................D Fahey 7 65663 Malaga Molly 26.46....................J McInerney 8 16186 Chunk 26.28...............................J McInerney 9 67685 Cosmic Ruben 26.50.................J McInerney 10 21211 Our Hemi nwtd J &...........................D Fahey 6 1.41 BRUCE STIRLING MEMORIAL STAYERS RUN

FINAL C2df, 630m 1 x1322 It’s A Trick nwtd J &..........................D Fahey 2 34124 Go Belle nwtd...................................R Wales 3 63545 Dave’s Dot nwtd.........................J McInerney 4 46431 Opawa Abbie Joy nwtd....................R Wales 5 42412 Guilty Rogue nwtd...........................J Guthrie 6 64665 Melting World nwtd..........................J Guthrie 7 75677 Opawa Hope nwtd...........................R Wales 8 14376 Ben Vane King nwtd...................J McInerney 9 87574 Cosmic Stu nwtd........................J McInerney 7 1.58pm TONI@BODYAUDITSOUTH PH 021657001 C3, 390m 1 55213 Opawa Waihemo 22.66....................R Wales 2 18181 Nicky Baxter 22.52.....................J McInerney 3 55677 Sozin’s Blue 22.68.....................J McInerney 4 63467 Homebush Comet nwtd.............J McInerney 5 47833 Homebush Hundy 22.87............J McInerney 6 17847 Nippa Martino 22.66..................J McInerney 7 84516 Nippa Eel 22.82.........................J McInerney 8 68247 Homebush Finn 22.95................J McInerney 9 75858 It’s A Joke 22.49.........................J McInerney 10 78784 Black Dan 22.68.........................J McInerney 8 2.22pm SOUTHLAND & OTAGO PHOTO FINISH C2, 390m 1 11872 Punch On Jessie nwtd...............J McInerney 2 22424 Gracie Lee 23.28.......................J McInerney 3 84451 Homebush Tasha 23.09.............J McInerney 4 54671 Homebush Pierce nwtd..............J McInerney

SELECTIONS Race 1: Ezra Blueblood, Elite Blueblood, Elton Blueblood Race 2: Bartholomew Cub, Homebush Izzy, Dream Stone Jade Race 3: Opawa Jumper, Homebush Boden, Debbie Baxter Race 4: Trajan, Galifianakis, Bruiser’s Day, Cosmic Stu Race 5: Busy Flash, Joe Bonanza, Malaga Molly, Tee An’ Cee Race 6: It’s A Trick, Go Belle, Dave’s Dot, Ben Vane King Race 7: Opawa Waihemo, Sozin’s Blue, Nippa Martino, It’s A Joke Race 8: Punch On Jessie, Gracie Lee, Chasing Great, Cosmic Marty Race 9: Homebush Miles, Homebush Carl, Cosmic Jase Race 10: Valyrian Steel, Homebush Skip, Homebush Razor Race 11: Elland Road, Homebush Ellie, Jinja Cody, Leo’s Son Race 12: Black Bobby, Forbury Flyer, Always Dizzy, Flying Canary LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Christchurch dogs Today at Addington raceway 5 57x83 Sea Spray Elsa 17.47..................B Freeman 6 68555 Goldstar Hurley nwtd.................... L Waretini 7 76564 Nuclear Jewel 17.90.....................C Roberts 8 82555 Crushington 17.77......................J McInerney 9 58886 Okuku Mistress 17.85......................R Casey 10 68878 Opawa Hunter nwtd.........................R Wales 4 12.56 MURRAY WIGLEY@RAY WHITE PH021480250 DASH C1, 295m 1 56423 Okuku Terra 17.59............................R Casey 2 2588x Lord Protector 17.41......................... B Dann 3 46748 Evie Rose 17.49 J M........................ McCook 4 46321 Digger Ace nwtd.............................R Adcock 5 51357 M’Lady Sadie 17.38................... A Bradshaw 6 53343 Jingili Jill 17.55 M &............................. Smith 7 55644 Goldstar Galaxie 17.66 S &.............B Evans 8 87782 Homebush Mikey 17.81.............J McInerney 9 77678 Stompin’ Ground 17.60 S &.............B Evans 10 68878 Opawa Hunter nwtd.........................R Wales 5 1.14pm CAROL’S TAB CLENDON INN SPRINT C1, 295m 1 34678 Midnight Bolt 17.36 J M................... McCook 2 74122 Memphis Jewel 17.41...................C Roberts 3 76863 Step Inside Love 17.74.....................A Joyce 4 26237 Heidi Hates Rap 18.06..................S Hindson 5 31817 Doomsday 17.37........................J McInerney 6 58513 Tonkawa 17.86 M &.............................. Smith 7 58655 We Rocking 17.44 H &.........................Taylor 8 68782 Goldstar Renee 17.42 S &...............B Evans 9 58886 Okuku Mistress 17.85......................R Casey 10 68878 Opawa Hunter nwtd.........................R Wales 6 1.32 FOX & FERRET@THE PALMS DASH C1, 295m 1 75445 Allen Hadrian nwtd........................C Roberts

2 8121 Ma Chere 17.31......................... A Bradshaw 3 77373 Gotcha Penny 17.37........................C Steele 4 44861 Smash Grenade 17.59..................... M Grant 5 62787 Cannonball Bolt 17.45......................R Casey 6 1287 Fickle Mistress 17.47.....................R Adcock 7 48534 Jealous Much 17.50...................J McInerney 8 66523 Goldstar Auburn nwtd S &...............B Evans Emergencies: 9 77678 Stompin’ Ground 17.60 S &.............B Evans 10 68878 Opawa Hunter nwtd.........................R Wales 7 1.50pm KOLORFUL KANVAS SPRINT C1, 295m 1 84264 Abacus Magic 17.39..................... L Waretini 2 15755 Goldstar Vegas 17.62 S &................B Evans 3 73338 Half Silver Fern 17.39................J McInerney 4 6124 Jinja Lola 17.65.............................D Roberts 5 62632 Another Cold One 17.40 J M........... McCook 6 52642 Batty Who 17.73 M &........................... Smith 7 67653 Know Approval 17.32......................G Cleeve 8 45273 Koroibete 17.92 H &.............................Taylor 9 58886 Okuku Mistress 17.85......................R Casey 10 68878 Opawa Hunter nwtd.........................R Wales 8 2.05pm DAVE ROBBIE PHOTOGRAPHER SPRINT C1, 295m 1 4x684 Hannah Rhiannon 17.33 S &...........B Evans 2 73741 Thornado 17.47......................... A Bradshaw 3 65884 Chop Shop 17.32.......................J McInerney 4 66227 Butterface 17.51...............................J Tanner 5 83421 Vik Vikkers 17.47..........................C Roberts 6 27x77 Cee Ash 17.60................................G Cleeve 7 26536 Goldstar Liberty 17.55 J M............... McCook 8 76576 Opawa Pam nwtd.............................R Wales 9 77678 Stompin’ Ground 17.60 S &.............B Evans

Race 1: Raquel Allen, Inky Dinky Jewel, Ineffable, Honey Dew Jewel Race 2: Smash Hurricane, Paringi Pam, Hey Jude, Goldstar Diesel Race 3: Busy Rocca, Giancana, Sea Spray Elsa, Crushington Race 4: Digger Ace, Okuku Terra, Jingili Jill, Goldstar Galaxie Race 5: Doomsday, Midnight Bolt, We Rocking, Tonkawa Race 6: Ma Chere, Allen Hadrian, Gotcha Penny, Goldstar Auburn Race 7: Jinja Lola, Abacus Magic, Half Silver Fern, Another Cold One Race 8: Thornado, Vik Vikkers, Chop Shop, Butterface Race 9: Lennox Heads, Opawa Jane, Happy Days, Chat Ya Later Race 10: Opawa Rockstar, Bossy Affair, Amelia Rob, Our Lenny Race 11: Opawa Magic, Dyna Elliot, Sefton Joy, Our Lenny Race 12: Rum Gin Mixer, Rainy River, Jin Jin, Know Burden

LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Classifieds 20 Ashburton Guardian

Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Ashburton Mosque Open Day APRIL 14 12PM TO 4PM

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Charli Bird Whising you an absolutely awesome 9th Birthday, sweetie. All our love from Nana and the family.

Daily Events TUESDAY 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am ASHBURTON COMBINED FRIENDSHIP CLUB. Monthly meeting with guest speaker. Seniors Centre, Cameron Street. 9.30am - 11am WALKING NETBALL. GOLD COIN DONATION. EA Networks Centre, River Terrace (not school holidays). 9.30am - 4pm ASHBURTON MENZSHED. Come and join fellow sheddies for some fun and fellowship make/fix something in our new workshops. 8 William Street. 10am NEWCOMERS SOCIAL GROUP. Weekly coffee morning, any enquiries to Merrill 307 6363. Nosh Cafe, West Street.

WEDNESDAY 6am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Sweaty Betty’s circuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 8.30am ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Kakahu Bush, new members welcome. Phone Jenny 308 6862. Meet Ashburton Courthouse, Baring Square West. 9.30am AGE CONCERN STEADY AS YOU GO. Supportive fall prevention group, all abilities welcome. Phone Age Concern 308 6817. St David’s Church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Steady as you go exercise group, 48 Allens Road. 9.30am - 4pm ASHBURTON MENZSHED. Come and join fellow sheddies for some fun and fellowship make/fix something in our new workshops. 8 William Street. 9.45am MID CANTERBURY LADIES FRIENDSHIP CLUB. Annual meeting at RSA Cox Street, followed by 30th Birthday luncheon at Hotel Ashburton, Racecourse Road. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion. Park Street.

Tyler King

Happy 7th Birthday Tyler. Have a super day. Lots of love from Nana, Poppa and all the family. xx

April 9 & 10, 2019 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am MSA TAI CHI. Weekly exercises and Tai Chi for arthritis. Meet MSA Social Hall, Havelock Street (excludes school holidays). 10am - 3pm 206 CLUB AGE CONCERN. Join us for a fun day filled with activities for the over 60 years. For more information ring Age Concern 308-6817. Seniors Centre, Cameron Street. 10am - 4pm HOSPICE MID CANTERBURY OP SHOP. Quality clothing and homewares. Donations welcome. 71 Tancred Street. 10.30am AGE CONCERN STEADY AS YOU GO. Supportive fall prevention group, all abilities welcome. Phone Age Concern

308 6817. All Saints Church. Methven. 1pm AGE CONCERN STEADY AS YOU GO. Supportive fall prevention group, all abilities welcome, Phone Age Concern 308-6817. Presbyterian Church, Rakaia. 1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future, Seafield Road. 1.30pm ASHBURTON MSA PETANQUE CLUB. Social day. Come and join us. 115 Racecourse Road. 7pm - 9pm MID CANTERUBRY BADMINTON CLUB. Night time section, all welcome, rackets available. EA Networks Stadium, River Terrace, Ashburton. 7.30pm ASHBURTON TABLE TENNIS. Everyone welcome, every Tuesday, Tennis bats available. MSA Havelock Street.

10am - 3pm 206 CLUB AGE CONCERN. Join us for a fun day filled with activities for the over 60 years. For more information ring Age Concern 308 6817. Seniors Centre, Cameron Street. 10am - 4pm HOSPICE MID CANTERBURY OP SHOP. Quality clothing and homewares. Donations welcome. 71 Tancred Street. 10.30am AGE CONCERN STEADY AS YOU GO. Supportive fall prevention group, all abilities welcome, Phone Age Concern 308-6817. Buffalo Lodge rooms, Cox Street. 10.30am - 12pm ASHBURTON OPEN COFFEE MORNINGS. Every Wednesday, come for a coffee and chat, child friendly location, all welcome. Phone Adi 027 220 8791 or Sue-ann 021 679 348. 10.45am MSA TAI CHI. Seated exercises suitable for people with limited mobility. MSA Social Hall, Havelock Street (Not School holidays). 1pm - 4pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, visitors welcome. Ashburton Heritage Centre, West Street. Closed most public holidays. 1.30pm AGE CONCERN STEADY AS YOU GO. Supportive fall prevention group, all abilities welcome. Phone Age Concern 308 6817. Buffalo Lodge rooms, Cox St.

5.30pm (sharp) RUN AND WALK ASHBURTON. Wednesday walks, 5km town circuit for all walking abilities and fitness levels. Meet Philip Street beside Croquet lawn. 6pm (sharp) RUN AND WALK ASHBURTON. Wednesday walks, 5km town circuit for all walking abilities and fitness levels. Meet Philip Street beside Croquet lawn. 7pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, all welcome. Pipe Band Hall, Corner Queens Drive and Creek Road. 7pm THE MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to dance (7pm), Beginner/ Intermediate (8pm-9pm), Instructor Annette Fyfe Phone 307 7138 a/h, Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Weekly fitness, fun and friendship. Contact Elizabeth 308 5437. Buffalo Hall, 20 Cox Street. 7.30pm ALLENTON INDOOR BOWLS. All welcome to come and play indoor bowls at the Indoor Bowls Stadium, McNally Street, in the Riverside industrial area. 7.30pm ASHBURTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Black and white with tutor. Seniors Centre, Cameron Street.

Puzzles Puzzles and horoscopes

Cryptic crossword

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Simon Shuker’s Code Cracker

Your Stars ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): It would be easy to accidentally paint yourself into a corner today, and if you follow along, just doing the next thing and the next you’ll wind up stuck. Make a plan before you start, and then stick to it. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Remind yourself how much you want to better people’s lives before you start your work today, as whatever you have front of mind will change everything. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): Life is improvisation. What’s tossed your way will be nothing like you asked for or expected, but because you want the “scene” to go well, you’ll accept whatever you’re given and build on it. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): If you go from glimpsing your glory to avoiding mirrors for fear of locking eyes with ineptitude, then you’re healthier than many. Look out for those who never doubt themselves. Take a breath. Believe. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): You recognise the value in a thing and still somehow know that it’s not for you. It just doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t quicken your pulse or make you want to lean in. Trust those instincts. Say thank you. And move on. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): You have excellent questions today and will get quick answers if you ask those questions properly, which is to say directly, simply and unemotionally. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): The shamans say stones, oceans and mountains are alive and communicating. Of course, things that are not human do not communicate in human voices. Interpretation is key in all things today. Put out your feelers. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): Right now, you’re too close to the picture. You’re getting the texture of brushstrokes without knowing what you’re looking at. Stepping back can be accomplished through physical distance. Take a trip. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): The best things happen when you’re listening, receptive, still inside and out. Feeling acknowledged, others show you their best and learn to trust you. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): A very high-status person acting like a regular goof is charming. A low-status person goofing is annoying. Someone midrank behaving as expected is boring. Consider your place in the game and how to play it effectively. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): No one knows what to say. So you can relax and let yourself off the hook for whatever you did say, reflexively, accidentally, clumsily, frustratedly... It got out, and now you can learn from it or just forget about it. Your choice. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): This day is a sequence of seemingly unrelated events, but you’ll see a thread through them and extrapolate a meaning that’s personal to you. You’re the true artist, making very specific choices from the varied palette of life.

ACROSS 1. Is annoyed to put the king in dire trouble (5) 4. There may be something Euclidean about her to me (7) 8. He gives a party no roubles (5) 9. Performance, by Italian, in clear medley (7) 10. Vehicle that starts causing accidents reportedly (3) 11. Make fender fit something else (9) 12. How impolite Gray’s village forefathers were! (4) 13. Ananias was brought back by train (4) 18. Treat with one: get it a different way (9) 20. It returns with first convulsive twitch (3) 21. Was bought a drink as doctor dealt with patient (7) 22. Show to criticise severely to start with (5) 23. The climb-down is quite proper when society is included (7) 24. Is staggering, seeing how they’re used with rods (5) DOWN 1. Imbued with way of thinking, reaction didn’t have to be changed (13) 2. Congenial as spirit of the sort revolutionary produces (7) 3. Make fun of the deer I’d scattered (6) 4. It’s good husbandry that makes the sea pink (6) 5. Went and got it topped off, and drawn in acid (6) 6. It was an early change of heart (5) 7. Award initially shared by the Master of Ceremonies (8,5) 14. As deeply emotional when at home as teens can be (7) 15. Figure in the round the Tate presents us with (6) 16. Group of players take it it’s an outlaw (6) 17. How one may modify uncontrolled anger (6) 19. An American may suppose it to be conjecture (5)

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

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

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ACROSS 1. Sickens (4) 3. Oblivious (8) 9. Coach (7) 10. Long for (5) 11. Carefully planned (5-7) 13. Earnings (6) 15. Exceedingly likely (4-2) 17. Indifferent (12) 20. Pollex (5) 21. Group of admirers (3,4) 22. Side or small doors in a castle wall (8) 23. Small island (4)

Previous cryptic solution

Across: 1. Join the club 8. Mason 9. Magnate 10. Illicit 11. Armed 12. Genius 14. Verger 18. Doric 19. Uranium 21. Unclean 23. After 24. Performance. 7 Down: 1. Jumping 2. Insulin 3. Tonic 4. Enmity 5. Luggage 1 6 6. Boa 7. Bread 13. Unclear 15. Glisten 16. Remorse 9 6 17. Quango 18. Doubt 20. Alarm 22. Cup 1

DOWN 1. Having creative skill (8) 2. South American animal (5) 4. Usual (6) 5. Various options (4,3,5) 6. Harvesters (7) 7. Bad deeds (4) 8. Seemingly endless (12) 12. Unfit for consumption (8) 14. Agrees (7) 16. Deprive of hearing (6) 18. Stories (5) 19. Halt (4)


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Every Tuesday and Thursday in your Ashburton Guardian.

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Previous quick solution

Previous solution: cel, clue, cru, cruel, cue, cur, cure, curl, ecru, ecu, leu, luce, lucre, lur, lure, rec, rue, rule, ulcer








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ANDERSON, Patricia Anne Please note all late death (Paddy) – notices or notices sent At Ashburton Hospital on outside ordinary office April 7, 2019. Aged 77 years. Loved wife of the late Andrew hours must be emailed to: John Anderson (John). Much to ensure publication. loved mother and mother-inlaw of Duncan, Margaret and To place a notice during Michael, and Clare. office hours please contact Grandmother to Erin. Beloved us on 03 307 7900 for more sister and sister-in-law of information. Peter, Neil and Jill, Brian and Any queries please Ceri, Shirley and Ian, and contact 0800 Paul and Sue. A much loved ASHBURTON Aunt of all her nieces and (0800-274-287) nephews. Messages to the Anderson family, PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service for Paddy will be held at St David’s Union Church, Allens Road on THURSDAY, April 11, commencing at 1.00pm. Followed by private cremation at the Ashburton Canterbury owned, Crematorium. locally operated





TODAY: Fine with northeasterlies.



Map for today

Ashburton Forecast

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less than 30 fine

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers 30 to 59


isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder

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Cloudy periods. Occasional showers. Southwest, strong about the coast.


Occasional showers, mainly about the coast, clearing later. Southwesterlies easing.








FZL: 3000m

FZL: Lowering to 2700m

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12:18 6:21 12:37 6:49 1:07 7:13 1:28 7:44 2:00 8:13 2:24 8:42 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 4 minutes.

Rise 6:58 am Set 6:10 pm

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Good fishing

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Rise 10:30 am Set 8:30 pm

First quarter

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

13 Apr 7:07 am

Rise 7:01 am Set 6:07 pm Good

Good fishing Rise 12:40 pm Set 9:59 pm

Full moon

Last quarter

19 Apr 11:13 pm

27 Apr 10:19 am

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River Levels

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:00 pm, yesterday 101.1 Nth Ashburton at 12:05 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 12:05 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 1:05 pm, yesterday

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Waitaki Kurow at 1:06 pm, yesterday Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings

Wednesday 6

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Palmerston North fine

Forecasts for today

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overnight max low

Cloud increasing about the divide and rain developing during the afternoon. Elsewhere, fine apart from morning valley cloud or fog. Wind at 1000m: NW 40 km/h rising to 60 km/h in the evening. Wind at 2000m: NW 40 km/h rising to gale 65 km/h by evening.

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NZ Today

Rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms about the divide and further east from afternoon. Wind at 1000m: NW, gale gusting 100 km/h in exposed places, changing to S 40 km/h S of Arthurs Pass in the evening. Wind at 2000m: NW rising to severe gale 100 km/h in the morning, easing to gale 70 km/h late evening.

Rain easing from the south to isolated showers. Southwest, strong or gale at first.

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



Becoming cloudy in the morning. Rain spreading north during the afternoon and evening, with some heavy falls near the foothills. Northerlies changing southerly towards evening.

World Weather


Canterbury High Country

Fine apart from areas of morning low cloud. Northeasterlies.

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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

A northwest flow becomes established over the South Island, while a narrow ridge covers the rest of the country. A trough slowly moves north over the South Island tomorrow, while the ridge persists over the North Island. On Thursday, the trough is expected to move onto the North Island, and away to the east of the North Island on Friday.

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 17.4 18.1 Max to 4pm 2.5 Minimum -0.1 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm April to date 46.8 Avg Apr to date 14 2019 to date 175.2 182 Avg year to date Wind km/h E 19 At 4pm Strongest gust NE 33 Time of gust 2:44pm

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6am Breakfast 9am The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen is joined by Megan Mullally and Greyson Chance. 0 10am Tipping Point 11am The Chase 0 Noon 1 News At Midday 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Aaron has an unexpected proposition; grief divides Chas and Paddy; Bob panics. 0 1pm Coronation Street Catch-Up PGR 3 0 2pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3 0 3pm Tipping Point 0 4pm Te Karere 2 0 4:30 Funny You Should Ask 0 4:55 The Chase 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0

6:30 Thomas And Friends 0 6:40 Kiddets 3 0 6:50 Kiri And Lou 3 0 6:55 Peppa Pig 0 7am Ranger Rob 3 0 7:25 Beyblade Burst Turbo 0 7:50 Looney Tunes 0 8:15 The Lion Guard 3 0 8:35 Mickey And The Roadster Racers 3 0 9am Regular Show 3 9:10 Infomercials 3 10:10 The Middle PGR 3 0 10:40 Neighbours 3 0 11:10 Once Upon A Time PGR 3 0 Noon Jeremy Kyle AO 1:05 Judge Rinder 2pm Will And Grace PGR 0 2:30 Home And Away 3 0 3pm Shortland Street PGR 3 0 3:30 Peppa Pig 0 3:35 Gamer’s Guide To Pretty Much Everything 3 0 4pm Fanimals 0 4:30 Friends 3 0 5pm The Simpsons 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm The Big Bang Theory 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 F Eat Well For Less 0 8:45 Our Everest Challenge 3 Ben Fogle and Victoria Pendleton are tested to their physical and mental limits as they attempt to scale the world’s highest mountain. 0 9:45 20/20 0 10:45 1 News Tonight 0

7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 F Ambulance Australia PGR 0 8:35 Grey’s Anatomy 0 9:30 Heartbreak Island AO 0 10:10 Two And A Half Men AO 3 0 10:40 2 Broke Girls PGR 3 0

11:15 Sunday 3 0 12:15 Nigel Latta – School Report 3 0 1:15 Te Karere 3 2 1:40 Infomercials 3 5:35 Te Karere 3 2

11:10 Hell’s Kitchen USA AO Midnight Love Island Australia AO 0 1am Shortland Street PGR 3 0 1:25 Infomercials 3 2:25 Mike Tyson Mysteries PGR 3 2:35 How To Get Away With Murder AO 3 0 3:25 Jeremy Kyle AO 3 4:15 Judge Rinder 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials 3




6am The AM Show 9am The Café 10am Infomercials 11:30 DailyMailTV PGR Noon Face The Truth PGR Nathan says his fiancé Rosie puts fame before their family and, even after being shot during a performance, she is still singing. 12:30 Dr Phil AO Corinna Slusser, 19, was last seen in the early hours of September 20, 2017 at a motel in Queens, NY. 1:30 Married At First Sight Australia PGR 3 0 3pm Celebrity Name Game PGR 3 3:30 DailyMailTV PGR 0 4pm NewsHub Live At 4pm 4:30 Entertainment Tonight 5pm Family Feud Australia 3 5:30 Modern Family 3 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm The Project 7:30 Married At First Sight Australia PGR 0 8:40 Talking Married AO 0 9:45 Serial Killer With Piers Morgan AO 10:40 NewsHub Late

6am Nella The Princess Knight 3 0 6:25 Krypto The Superdog 0 6:50 The Powerpuff Girls 3 0 7:15 Danny Phantom 7:40 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 8:05 Max Steel 3 0 8:30 The Thundermans 3 0 8:55 Tiki Tour 3 0 9:20 Million Dollar Minute 3 9:50 The Crowd Goes Wild PGR 3 10:20 The Doctors PGR 11:15 Hot Bench 11:40 Antiques Road Trip 3 12:40 Seal Team PGR 3 1:35 Married With Children PGR 2:05 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR 3 3pm Wheel Of Fortune 0 3:30 Jeopardy 4pm The Chase Australia 3 0 5pm Frasier 0 5:30 Prime News 6pm Million Dollar Minute 6:30 Storage Wars 3 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 0 7:30 The Great British Bake-Off 0 8:35 CB Strike AO After receiving a gruesome package, Strike looks into suspects from his past who each have vendettas against him. 9:50 Mayday AO 10:50 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR

11:10 Tin Star AO With tension high, Jack and Angela must reveal a truth to Anna; Johan and the elders make a decision that will change the Ammonite colony. 0 12:05 The Blacklist AO 0 1am Infomercials

11:50 The Crowd Goes Wild PGR 3 The team presents the best of the day’s sports news. 12:20 Closedown

MOVIES PREMIERE 7:25 Surprise Me PG 2017 Comedy. Jonathan Bennett, Fiona Gubelmann. 8:55 Country Crush PG 2016 Drama. Jana Kramer, Munro Chambers. 10:30 The Beguiled MVLSC 2017 Drama. Our Everest Challenge Grey’s Anatomy Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst. Noon American Assassin 8:45pm on TVNZ 1 8:35pm on TVNZ 2 16VLC 2017 Action. Dylan O’Brien, Charlotte Vega. BRAVO SKY 5 1:50 You Might Be The 10am Beverly Hills Pawn 3 6am Jeopardy! PG Killer 16VL 2018 Horror. 6:25 Wheel Of Fortune 10:30 Love It Or List It – Fran Kranz, Alyson Hannigan. PG 6:50 The Simpsons PG Vancouver 3 3:15 Surprise Me PG 2017 7:15 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take 11:30 Snapped AO Comedy. Jonathan Bennett, 12:30 The Real Housewives It Away MVL 8:05 The Force Fiona Gubelmann. 4:45 The MC 8:30 Haunted Collector Of Cheshire AO Monster 16VLS 2016 Horror. M 9:15 Parking Wars PGL 1:30 Britain’s Next Top Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine. 9:40 NCIS LA MV 10:25 CSI Model PGR 3 6:15 Kodachrome MLS – Miami MV 11:10 Can’t 2:30 Million Dollar Listings 2017 Drama. Jason Sudeikis, Pay? We’ll Take It Away Los Angeles PGR 3 Ed Harris. 8pm Insidious – MVL Noon Raw Live MVC 3:30 Four Weddings UK 3 The Last Key MVLS 2018 Horror. 3:05 NCIS LA MV 4pm The 4:30 Catfish 3 Simpsons PG 4:30 Jeopardy! Tracing back to where the terror Jasmine has been texting began, parapsychologist Dr Elise PG 5pm Wheel Of Fortune with Mike for two years but, Rainer must confront her most PG 5:30 Parking Wars PGL although they live only 15 fearsome haunting yet – her 6pm Haunted Collector M minutes apart, theye have yet own. Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell. 7pm The Force MC 7:30 NCIS to meet in person. 9:45 Pitch Perfect 3 MLSC – LA MV 8:30 Forensics 5:30 Top Chef 3 2017 Comedy. Anna Kendrick, NZ MVC 9:30 Prison – First 6:30 Love It Or List It – Rebel Wilson. And Last 24 Hours MVLC Vancouver 3 11:20 Wish You Were 10:30 CSI – Miami MV 7:28 The Dish PGR Dead 16VC 2017 Thriller. 11:20 Haunted Collector 7:30 Hoarders 3 Emily Rose, Brian Krause. A woman’s farm is at risk due M Wednesday to a substantial hoard sparked 12:05 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take Wednesday by preparation for an economic It Away MVL 12:55 Wheel Of 12:55 The Monster 16VLS 2016 Horror. crash. Fortune PG 1:20 Jeopardy! Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine. 8:30 The Real Housewives PG 1:40 The Force MC Of Beverly Hills PGR 2:05 Prison First And Last 24 2:25 Kodachrome MLS 2017 Drama. Jason Sudeikis, 9:30 Mexican Dynasties AO Hours MVLC 2:50 Forensics Ed Harris. 4:10 Insidious – 10:33 The Dish PGR NZ MVC 3:40 CSI – Miami The Last Key MVLS 2018 Horror. 10:35 Snapped PGR 3 MV 4:25 Parking Wars PGL 11:30 Intervention AO 3 4:50 NCIS – LA MV 5:35 The 5:55 People Interview – 12:20 Infomercials 3 Hugh Jackman Simpsons PG

MOVIES GREATS 6am Philomena PG 2013 Drama. Judi Dench, Steve Coogan. 7:40 The Directors – M Night Shyamalan PG 2016 Featurette. 8:10 Out Of Time MV 2003 Thriller. Denzel Washington, Eva Mendes, Sanaa Lathan, Dean Cain. 9:55 A Beautiful Mind M 2001 Drama. Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe. 12:10 Selma MVL 2015 Drama. David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson. 2:15 Delivery Man ML 2013 Comedy. Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders. 4pm Anna Karenina MS 2012 Drama. Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Emily Watson. 6:10 30 Days Of Night 16VL 2007 Horror. Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster. 8pm X-Men – First Class MVL 2011 Action. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men working together to prevent a nuclear Armageddon. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence. 10:15 Johnny English Reborn PGVL 2011 Comedy. Rowan Atkinson. 11:55 Serena MVS 2014 Drama. Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper.


1:45 Anna Karenina MS 2012 Drama. Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Emily Watson. 3:55 X-Men – First Class MVL 2011 Action.

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6:30 Takoha 3 6:40 Dora Matatoa 2 7:10 Kia Mau 3 7:20 Te Nutube 3 7:30 Haati Paati 3 7:40 Huhu 3 7:50 Huritua 3 8am Pukana 3 2 8:50 Kete Korero 3 9am Te Ao – Maori News 3 9:30 Best Of Kai Time On The Road 3 10am Kai Ora 3 10:30 Sisters 3 11am Neighbourhood 3 11:30 Te Iti Kahurangi 3 Noon Hoiho 3 12:30 Find Me A Maori Bride 3 1pm Finding Aroha PGR 3 2pm Opaki 3 2:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 3pm Takoha 3 3:10 Dora Matatoa 2 3:40 Kia Mau 3 3:50 Te Nutube 3 4pm Haati Paati 3 4:10 Huhu 3 4:20 Huritua 3 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Swagger 5:30 Nga Kapa Haka Kura Tuarua 3 6pm Tangaroa With Pio 3 6:30 Te Ao – Maori News

6am Caribbean Pirate Treasure 6:30 Shed And Buried 7am Sold! 7:30 Tiny House Nation 8:30 Nigellissima 9:30 Lone Star Restoration 10:30 Doctor In The House 11:30 My Dream Home 12:30 Mysteries At The Monument PGR 1:30 Ireland With Simon Reeve 2:30 Lonely Planet – Roads Less Travelled 3:30 Earth’s Natural Wonders 4:30 Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals Jamie prepares steak Indian-style with spinach and paneer salad, naan breads, and mango dessert. 5pm Food Safari – Earth An exploration of the many possibilities of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and more. 5:30 Posh Pawn 6:30 American Pickers

7pm Whanau Living 3 7:30 Angelo’s Outdoor Kitchen 3 8pm School Of Training 3 8:30 Piri’s Tiki Tour PGR 9pm Wild Kai Legends AO 9:30 Waka Warriors 3 10pm Whawhai 10:30 Te Ao – Maori News 3

7:30 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 8:30 My Dream Home 9:30 Building The Dream Charlie visits a couple building a five-bedroom house with enough room for their three teenagers. The plans involve two separate lounges, a big kitchen-diner, and an indoor plunge pool. 10:30 American Pickers

11pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 Nga Whetu o Te Kohu. 11:30 Closedown

11:30 Posh Pawn 12:30 Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals 1am Collectaholics 2am Primal Survivor AO 3am Junk Gypsies 3:30 Celebrity Motor Homes 4am My France With Manu – Rhone Valley 5am Baby Animals – In Our World

SKY SPORT 1 6am The Crowd Goes Wild 6:30 UCL Magazine Show 7am Football – A-League Adelaide United v Phoenix. 7:30 Netball – ANZ Premiership Pulse v Stars. 8am Netball – ANZ Premiership Mystics v Tactix. 8:30 Netball – ANZ Premiership Stars v Magic. 9am Golf – LPGA Tour Ana Inspiration Championship – First Round. 9:30 Golf – Augusta Women’s Amateur 10am Golf – PGA Tour Texas Open. 11am Sport TBC 1pm Netball – Super League Lightning v Storm. 2:30 Rugby – Super Rugby Lions v Sharks. 3pm Rugby – Super Rugby Reds v Stormers. 3:30 Rugby – Super Rugby Bulls v Jaguares. 4pm Rugby – Super Rugby Rebels v Sunwolves. 4:30 Extra Time 5:30 Rugby Nation 6:30 Rugby – Super Rugby Highlanders v Hurricanes. 7pm Rugby – Super Rugby Blues v Waratahs. 7:30 Rugby – Super Rugby Crusaders v Brumbies. 8pm The 1014 Rugby Show 8:30 The Breakdown 9:30 Rugby – Super Rugby Highlanders v Hurricanes. 10pm Rugby – Pro14 Wednesday Midnight The 1014 Rugby Show 12:30 The Breakdown 1:30 A-League Hour 2:30 Football Shootout 3:30 Serie A Highlights Show 4:30 Inside Serie A 5am UCL Magazine Show 5:30 Football – A-League

0 Closed captions; 3 Repeat; 2 Maori Language; HLS Highlights; RPL Replay; DLY Delayed. CLASSIFICATIONS: 16/18 Approved for persons 16/18 years or over; AO Adults only; C Content may offend; L Language may offend; M Suitable for mature audiences; PG/PGR Parental guidance recommended for young viewers; S Sexual content may offend; V Contains violence. Local Radio: NewsTalk ZB 873AM/98.1FM FM Classic Hits ZEFM 92.5; Port FM Local 94.9, 98.9 and 106.1

SKY SPORT 2 6am NRL 360 7am Big League Wrap 8am Rugby League – NRL Roosters v Broncos. 8:30 Rugby League – NRL Panthers v Wests Tigers. 9am Rugby League – NRL Warriors v Titans. 9:30 Rugby League – NRL Saturday. 10am NRL 360 11am Big League Wrap Noon Motorsport – Nascar Sprint Cup Food City 500. 1pm Motorsport – World Superbikes Aragon – Race One. 1:30 Motorsport – World Superbikes Races Two and Three. 2pm Motorsport – Supercars Tasmania Super Sprint – Races Seven and Eight. 3pm Supercars – Trackside 4pm Motorsport – IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama. 5pm Rugby League – NRL Saturday. 5:30 Rugby League – NRL Sunday. 6pm NRL 360 7pm Big League Wrap 8pm Super League Fulltime 8:30 NRL 360 9:30 The Fan 10pm Queenslanders Only 10:30 NRL Try Time 11:30 Rugby League – NRL Roosters v Broncos.


Midnight Rugby League – NRL Panthers v Wests Tigers. 12:30 Rugby League – NRL Warriors v Titans. 1am Rugby League – NRL Saturday. 1:30 Rugby League – NRL 2am NRL 360 3am The Fan 3:30 Queenslanders Only 4am Super League Fulltime 4:30 NRL Try Time 5:30 Rugby League – NRL 9Apr19

DISCOVERY 6:35 How It’s Made PG 7:05 How It’s Made PG 7:30 Deadliest Catch M Hillstrand’s Last Catch. 8:20 Fast ‘n’ Loud PG Killer Copo Camaro. 9:10 Jay Leno’s Garage PG Hard Work Pays Off. 10am Shifting Gears With Aaron Kaufman PG Model A-K. 10:50 Aussie Gold Hunters PG 11:40 Swamp Murders M Lethal Attraction. 12:30 Blood Relatives M He Said, She’s Dead! 1:20 Evil Lives Here M Something Wasn’t Right. 2:10 How It’s Made PG 2:35 How It’s Made PG 3pm How Do They Do It? PG 3:25 How Do They Do It? PG 3:50 Gold Rush PG Viking Ship. 4:45 Fast ‘n’ Loud PG Cool Customline. 5:40 Aussie Gold Hunters PG 6:35 American Chopper M Teutel Recall. 7:30 Aussie Gold Hunters PG 8:30 What On Earth? PG 9:25 Expedition Unknown PG The Sultan’s Heart. 10:15 Strange Evidence PG Ghost in the Abyss. 11:05 Naked And Afraid M Beware the Bayou. 11:55 Evil Lives Here M


12:45 Deadliest Catch PG 1:35 How Do They Do It? PG 2am How Do They Do It? PG 2:25 Treehouse Masters PG 3:15 Deadliest Catch M 4:05 Gold Rush PG 4:55 How It’s Made PG 5:20 How Do They Do It? PG 5:45 Insane Pools – Off The Deep End PG | Compiled by

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MORE FOOTBALL P17 Sam Willis looks to keep control of the ball during his Mid Canterbury United side’s win in their Mainland Football division one debut on Saturday. PHOTO HEATHER MACKENZIE 060419-HM-1046

Winning division one debut By Erin Tasker

Mid Canterbury United’s first appearance in Mainland Football’s division one competition on Saturday was a winning one. Unbeaten on their way to winning Mainland Football’s division two competition last year, Mid Canterbury United were promoted to division one for 2019 and they took on Halswell in the opening game of the season at the Ashburton Domain, where they kept their winning streak going, taking it out 5-0.

Striker Luke Martin struck early with a goal in the sixth minute, but for much of the rest of the first half Halswell kept the pressure on and some scrambling defence ensured Mid Canterbury didn’t score again until the 41st minute. It was Martin who again found the back of the net to put the Mid Canterbury boys ahead 2-0, and despite Mid Canterbury dominating possession for a long period, Halswell followed that up with a chance of their own when an attacking free kick was head-

ed to the crossbar and narrowly missed. That was their only real attacking play of the half though, and at half-time Mid Canterbury coach Marty Fitzgerald asked his side to get back to their passing style of football to draw out the Halswell defence. It was hoped that would expose more gaps to exploit, rather than trying to finish from outside the box, with a lot of shots in the first half going wide. Jamie Smitheram, who produced a man-of-the-match

performance, added his side’s third goal in the 61st minute, while Nick Campbell came off the bench and found the net with his first touch in the 75th minute to make the game safe at 4-0, and followed that up with his side’s fifth goal in the 82nd minute. Fitzgerald was happy with the result and the strong performance his squad produced in their first big challenge of the season, but said their finishing in front of the goal needed to be worked on.

All up though, he gave his side a pass mark from their first game in the division one competition, and now the team is turning their attention to their next game this coming Saturday against Selwyn United FC at Foster Park in Rolleston. Mid Canterbury United’s second team – playing in the Mainland Football sixth grade competition – also made a winning start to their season. They took on the FC Twenty 11 Memes in Christchurch and won 6-2.

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