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Downing tools and rushing to the fire station to respond to a call-out is the key responsibility of any firefighter, but many local brigades are struggling to find firefighters that can do that during the working day. While many brigades could always do with more numbers, says Hinds Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Dave Kingsbury, it is finding new volunteers that work close to the station that have the working flexibility to attend callouts during the day, especially those who are licensed to drive the fire trucks. “We do need more members, and preferably members that live and work

in the town during the day,” he said. Kingsbury said being able to find a balance with work and serving the community you live in was a challenge that needed to be worked out between the employee and the employer, or if the firefighter is self employed how much of their livelihood can they afford to give away. “It is up to the employer and the employee to work out what system they want to use; whether they choose to go without pay for the time they are not there, or if there is a way for them to reclaim the lost labour,” he said. “It is not just a cut-and-dry thing, there are a lot of things that need to be taken into consideration.”

Kingsbury said one of the biggest challenges facing the Hinds brigade was that only a limited number of members are licensed to drive the trucks and that he is the only one based in Hinds. “The others are out of town so if we need a quick response sometimes it can take them seven or eight minutes to get to the shed,” he said. Kingsbury said if there was anyone who worked and lived in Hinds who would be available during the day, especially with a class two driver’s licence, to think about giving it a go.


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Ashburton Guardian

Friday, August 9, 2019

Rebuild ‘blowing CBD apart’ By Sue Newman

Ashburton is at risk of having its new, modern town centre marred by empty shops and gaping holes from demolished buildings, a retailer says. Bob McDonald believes there is growing concern among town centre retailers and building owners that the town’s retail heart is becoming increasingly fragmented, as retail complexes develop further out of town. “I applaud anyone who’s doing developments but we need to consolidate our business heart in the town centre, there’s so much space available there,” he said. The drift from the centre of town started with the development of big box retail off Moore Street west and that area had now become a hub for smaller retailers too, McDonald said. Now plans by River Crossing Ltd, owner of Countdown South complex, to further develop its site fronting South and Cass streets to include two retail complexes, one for a large business and the second for a cluster of smaller retail businesses, was another strike at the town centre, he said. “This is blowing the town

apart.” He’s calling on the Ashburton District Council to show a lead and to encourage new development in the centre rather than at the edges of town. The town centre already had new, vacant retail space and with a number of buildings still to be demolished and rebuilt in the post-earthquake era, the council could be looking at many retail gaps when the town centre redevelopment was completed, he said. “The council’s spending all this money on revamping the CBD, but how will they fill the shops and offices?”

To encourage new business into the town centre he’s suggesting the council should offer property owners a deal on rates on the condition that they, in turn passed the same concession on in lower rent to tenants. He also suggested that as part of the CBD rebuild, the council should consider reducing its own costs and fees because they added a significant amount to any building project. “We need a whole package around the demo and the rebuild. The council needs to make it attractive to go into the CBD,” McDonald said.

It would be up to councillors to decide whether or not any deals could be done, said Ashburton Mayor Donna Favel. “But could we incentivise? Anything is possible, I’m open to all conversations.” For the council it would come down to balancing the needs of one sector against its role to look at what was right for all ratepayers, she said. “But I do hear your vision. It would be great to have more stores in town to keep our local dollars local.” Empty shops were a concern and how to fill these was a conversation the council was open to having with landlords, Favel said. An issue for the council, however, was that it was difficult to get retailers, landlords and business owners to work collectively together and that left the council having to deal with a large number of individuals and that meant it was impossible to get a united approach, she said. “If we’re dealing with someone like Federated Farmers, we know they have a mandate to speak for their members. “It would be great to have a mandate like this from the retail and business sector.”

Ashburton site for large format retail store By Susan Sandys

A large format retail store is proposing to set up in Ashburton, next to Countdown Ashburton South. Trading 8am to midnight seven days per week, from a huge premises, measuring over 5000 metres square, the new store is rumoured to be Kmart. However, a spokesperson for the Australian-owned big box homewares company would neither confirm nor deny this yesterday. “We do not have anything further to share at this stage, however I will save your details down for when we have more information to give you,” the

spokesperson said. The comments follow a response to the Guardian in February, when a spokesperson said there were no announcements at this time. “We are always looking for new locations to bring people our everyday low prices, and that includes Ashburton,” the spokesperson said. “At this time we have no announcements, however if this changes we will advise the community with a formal announcement.” Details of the store proposing to set up at the site were revealed in a resource consent application publicly notified in the Ashburton Guardian yesterday.

The applicant, River Crossing Limited, is proposing to demolish the existing buildings and level the site, with a street address of 5 to 7 Cass Street and 36 to 50 South Street, and construct two commercial buildings. The larger building would be about 5175 square metres, with proposed product lines including homewares, clothing, toys, confectionery and food items, sports equipment and a range of gift and entertainment goods. The second building was identified for future speciality retail development, with a maximum of four separate commercial, retail or service related tenancies.

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The proposal includes the employment of up to 134 parttime and full-time staff, formation of up to 305 on-site customer car parking spaces, a heavy vehicle loading bay/servicing area at the rear of the development accessed from Cass Street, and internally illuminated signs including a main sign on the northern building façade above the entrance measuring about 22.5 square metres. If approved, the new store is likely to put pressure on rival store The Warehouse and other businesses in town. Submissions for the resource consent application close with the Ashburton District Council on September 5.



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Firefighters’ burning need From P1 Mayfield Volunteer Fire Force chief fire officer Ian Fielder said they also can struggle to get numbers to call-outs during the day, but that overall numbers in the unit are strong. Fielder said closeness was one of the main issues with the unit, with plenty available to attend call-outs quickly in the town at night. Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Alan Burgess said when it came to managing the numbers of the most active station in the district it was a simple numbers game, and that it can be quite sporadic, with time frames that need to be filled easily changed by a few members’ life circumstances changing. “All it can take is someone shifting out of town, or changing jobs or even moving house and it can have an impact,” he said. “The reality is there is a high level of commitment required for this and people do have other things to do in their lives.” In June internal affairs minister Tracey Martin announced a $4 million-a-year package to recognise the contribution made by Fire and Emergency volunteers to communities across New Zealand. The package is comprised of six initiatives that recognise the contribution that volunteers make, along with the contributions their families make. They are: An annual payment of $300 to all volunteers to recognise that they sometimes incur expenses as part of their activities for Fire and Emergency. An allowance of $50 per night to support the family/whānau of volunteers when they have to be away overnight for training. Access to a website offering discounts on a range of products and services. Discounts with Fire and Emergency suppliers on day-to-day items, access to health insurance options. An employer promotion scheme to complement Fire and Emergency’s current Employer Recognition Programme. Consultation will be undertaken to see what additionally can be done by way of further initiatives.

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Focus on helping community By Susan Sandys

Lorraine Sparrow is continuing her involvement in the Mid Canterbury community through a new job she started this week. She is assistant manager at Hospice Mid Canterbury, helping manager Christine Wilson with the operation of the organisation, located at the St Stephen’s Church complex. The former Ashburton College board of trustees chairwoman said she had herself lost her parents and close family members, so could see just how valuable services at the hospice were to families in need. Wilson echoed her sentiments, and the pair wanted to remind such families that the organisation’s services were not only for those with life-limiting illnesses, but also for those looking after them. Wilson had herself been someone who would have benefited from the services hospice offered, as she cared for her husband Bob who passed away in 2012. “It’s putting that message out there that people don’t have to do it alone,” Sparrow said. People can self-refer themselves, or they can be referred by their GP, practice nurse, Presbyte-

House prices in the Ashburton District may not be hitting the heights of many parts of New Zealand, but they are maintaining slow, but steady growth. QV’s figures on sales in July show 2.2 per cent growth over the past year, with the average price of a home sold during that month sitting at $358,021. This is also up on a three month average, by 1 per cent. Over the past 12 months property price hot spots in the South Island include Waimate and Clutha, up 14 per cent and Invercargill, up 13 pr cent.

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Hospice Mid Canterbury new assistant manager Lorraine Sparrow, and manager Christine Wilson, want more people to take advantage of the free services the organisation offers. PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS 0808-SS-0032

ment support, massage, reiki, reflexology therapy, books and pet care. Formed in 2015, the registered charitable trust relies on grants and fundraising. It has about 100

rian Support, Cancer Society and other groups. Hospice offers a range of free services including sitting, recording life stories, companionship, transport, counselling, bereave-

volunteers and has assisted 160 clients to date. “I would love more people to use the service, I just think we need to keep it in the public eye,” Wilson said.

District’s house price rises unremarkable By Sue Newman

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seen a continuation of sluggish value growth and a low supply of properties, QV General Manager David Nagel said. The regions that continued to see the strongest value growth, such as the Bay of Plenty, Hutt Valley and Porirua, were generally those offering more affordable property in areas where the local economy provided plenty of job prospects within a commutable distance, he said. A key driver was affordability constraints,with high-value areas such as Auckland City having seen values increase by over 90 per cent since the 2007 peak. This sustained period of value

Three areas of Dunedin also made double digit price increases of more than 12 per cent. Queenstown Lakes remains the South Island’s most expensive place to buy a home, with an average selling price of $1.175 million. At $196,975, Buller is the cheapest. Nine areas in the Auckland region now have average sales prices of more than $1 million, with Auckland city east the most expensive at $1.536 million. Wairoa is the North Island’s cheapest place to buy with an average price of $211,697. July across New Zealand had


growth since the peak has gradually pushed many buyers out of the market. At the same time, areas such as Christchurch, with an average value of $498,006, has increased by 31.3 per cent since the 2007 peak, Nagel said. “It’s regions such as these that still have plenty of scope for growth in the coming years, as they continue to attract buyers seeking more affordable property.” He anticipates there will not be any major change in market activity over coming months with record low interest rates likely to support steady buyer demand.


Two people admitted to Ashburton Hospital have now died from influenza-related complications this season, while hospitalisations due to the viral illness continue to soar. In the latest figures released by the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) this week, there has been 29 influenza-related hospitalisations in the Ashburton District, from May 1 to July 31. This compares to 23 reported up until the week previous, and 14 the week before. The high numbers are a startling contrast to last year, when there was one influenza-related hospitalisation in the Ashburton District for the same period. In addition there has been two patients admitted to Ashburton Hospital, with pre-existing conditions, die from influenza-related complications this year. This number has increased since the CDHB reported just one person having died in its latest update last week. Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink said the CDHB had seen much higher influenza-related hospital admission rates across all of its facilities compared to last year. “This year’s flu season started unusually early after two relatively quiet seasons, and there is a more severe dominant strain of the virus,” Dr Pink said. “Getting the flu shot every year is still your best protection against getting influenza or passing it on, and reduces the severity of the illness for many people.”

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Ashburton Guardian

Friday, August 9, 2019


In brief

More than $30,000 raised By Jaime Pitt-MacKay

The trophy might be firmly locked away in a Rural Folk cabinet for the next two years, but the more than $30,000 in proceeds from the Big Smoke v Rural Folk event have been donated. On Wednesday night at the Ashburton Lions Club’s monthly meeting, the proceeds were handed out to the two local recipients – the Ashburton Rowing Club and Basketball Mid Canterbury. Both groups had members on the organising committee and had played a key role in securing sponsorship and donated items for the event, said convener Rex Whiting. “To have the completion of a major project like this and to be able to hand over the proceeds to the named recipients and deliver a real good outcome is great,” he said. The event raised a net profit of $31,986, the most the event has raised in its history, and was split three ways between the two organisations and the Lions club itself, which will be used to support further projects. “We do get a number of applications every year for funding,” he said. “We do have quite a strong focus on youth.” Whiting said the funds would likely go to supporting initiatives such as Camp Quality and local scouts groups. Whiting said plans were al-

Snow on the way Snow is likely for inland Canterbury and Otago this weekend. MetService meteorologist Claire Nickson said a low crossing the South Island this weekend would cause winds to turn easterly, with onshore winds bringing rain to these areas, and snow levels lowering early on Saturday. “There is a possibility of heavy snow above 400 metres for inland Canterbury and Otago, with smaller amounts possible at lower levels,” she said.

Nominations in While he declared his intention to stand for mayor several weeks ago, Tony Todd has now officially lodged his nomination. He was nominated by Gary Leech and Audrey Lilley. Roger Paterson has been nominated for the Ashburton Trust by Alister Argyle and John Falloon. Two nominations have been received for the Mid Canterbury/Opakihi Constituency of Environment Canterbury – Ian MacKenzie and John Sunckell. Ashburton Lions Club president Roger Paterson (left) and Big Smoke v Rural Folk convener Rex Whiting (right) hand over a cheque of Big Smoke v Rural Folk proceeds to the Ashburton Rowing Club’s Charles Ross (second left) and Basketball Mid Canterbury’s president Wayne Rodgers.

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Stewart Murray Wilson, infamously dubbed the Beast of Blenheim, will be released from prison despite his continued denial of all his sexual offending. The now 72-year-old was jailed again last year after being found guilty of raping a woman, a then 9-year-old girl, and of attempting to rape a third woman during the 1970s and early 1980s in Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland. He was found not guilty of raping a fourth woman.  – NZME

By Jaime Pitt-MacKay

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A concert showcasing some of the best musical talent Mid Canterbury and the country has to offer is all in the interests of raising funds for local youth. A Dame Malvina’s Rising Stars concert will be held at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on August 24 to raise funds for the Youth Institute of Ashburton. The institute provides funding


ready being put in place for the next event which would be held in 2021. Ashburton Rowing Club representative Charles Ross was on hand to collect the cheque and said the total was far more than

for youth programmes like Cactus and Kick Start, and has been running since the late 1990s. Organiser Rob Hooper said the concert would be a mix of local talent and Dame Malvina Major’s Foundation members. “We held one six years ago and this is just a continuation on from that,” he said. “There is quite a mix of performers, there is a tenor, a soprano, a violinist and members of the

he was expecting, and that the funds would likely be put towards whatever the club’s next project is, following on from their recently-completed building work. Basketball Mid Canterbury president Wayne Rodgers said

Southern Ballet that will also be performing. “The dame isn’t performing this year, but it is still a really high level of performer.” Seven local artists will be performing, including duo Simon Christensen and Nikita Hyde, Jack Bubb, Luke Glendining, Lucy Clough and Samantha McArthur. The concert is being organised by the Youth Institute of Ashburton, the Rotary Club Ashburton

they were not sure what they were getting themselves in for when they agreed to be part of the event, but that it was a great group to be a part of and that the organisation had enjoyed being involved from start to finish.

and Ashburton Plains. Funds raised by the concert will support the youth institute and the dame’s foundation in a 50/50 split. Tickets are available for purchase from the Ashburton Trust Event Centre website The concert is on August 24 and begins at 7.30pm.

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A person has been seriously injured in Auckland after a wall collapsed. The incident took place on Mcfadzean Drive with fire crews called to the site after reports of a person being trapped in a trench. A St John spokeswoman said an ambulance took one patient to Auckland Hospital in a serious condition.  – NZME


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Classes already filling up at Methven Summer School By Sue Newman

Methven’s Summer School might be five months away from opening, but already courses are filling with early enrolments. Since the last summer school the committee has analysed student feedback, looked at courses offered and registration numbers and have come up with a programme for 2020 that includes many old favourites, along with a number of new courses. Coming up with ideas was the easy part, chairperson Sandy Redmond said, but turning those ideas into practical classes relied on securing the right tutors who were available during the summer holidays. With tutors booked and venue space allocated, posters and brochures have been printed and, with the launch of the updated website on Monday, the summer school is in business for another year, Redmond said. New courses will include art journaling, candle-making, chocolate-making, hair tips and tricks, and whisky tasting. “This year, to encourage sustainability, we have a course called how to ‘bee’ plastic free (making your own waxed lunch wrap) and how to build your own chook house – chook house builders will



Eastfield slowly taking shape By Sue Newman

Would-be poultry keepers can build their own chook house at January’s Methven Summer School. PHOTO ALISON COX

need a trailer to take their creation home, she said. Costs will be subsidised for the chook house course. Some of the popular courses, such as art, upholstery, distressed furniture, Oamaru stone carving,

soap making, sewing courses, butchery, photography, baking (which is already full), cheesemaking and golf are already well booked. Methven Summer School started more than 30 years ago to en-

courage Methven as a summer destination and encourage adult learning and enjoyment. Enrolments can now be made online at or phone 027 3117401

Road trauma awards recognise first responders Mid Canterbury firefighters, paramedics and others called out to road crashes in our district are being encouraged to be part of this year’s Canterbury Road Trauma Awards. The awards honour industry professionals, volunteers and members of the public – often first at crash scenes – who work to minimise road crash trauma, both directly at road crash scenes and in an ongoing way. Award committee chairman Emeritus Professor Alan Nichol-

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son, of the University of Canterbury, said there were many deserving individuals and organisations that made an enormous contribution to road traffic trauma reduction. “I urge those in the post-trauma care and road safety sectors to consider entering this year’s awards, not just to share their stories of success, but to inspire others to make an influential contribution to the reduction of road trauma in our community.” He said those that are first at

the scene of a road crash site often made a significant difference to the outcome of the patient. The Canterbury Road Trauma Awards began in 2017 and are aimed at individuals, teams or professional organisations making a special contribution to road safety, public education, road trauma prevention initiatives and displaying a professional duty of care. The winners will receive their awards at the Road Traffic Accident Trauma Charitable Trust

road accident remembrance day in Christchurch today. Trust founder Sarah Dean said the trust would mark 10 years next year and it aimed to nationalise the awards. “We believe the reach and need for acknowledgement is far greater than just those directly involved within the Canterbury community.” Information on how to enter the awards is at Nominations close on September 30.

An inner town hotel planned for Ashburton might be slow getting off the ground, but it’s a project that will definitely happen, says Eastfield chairman Brian Davidson. In March last year a resource consent application for Eastfield’s Scenic Hotel was lodged with the Ashburton District Council. Since then progress on the project has slowed, but it hasn’t gone away, Davidson said. Originally the hotel was planned for a late 2019 opening, but there are now no firm dates around the project, he said. “It’s all very slow and it’s disappointing it hasn’t gone ahead as quickly as we hoped, but we’re still in negotiations.” Two other projects in Eastfield, however, are well down the track and on target – a new base for Winz and the town centre medical centre that will be occupied by the Sealy Street Medical Practice. Davidson said the Winz building was on target for completion by the end of this year, with the medical centre looking towards a mid-2020 completion. Eastfield is planned to include a range of commercial and retail spaces built around a central greenspace that can be accessed from both Tancred and Burnett streets. The hotel is planned for a site beside Braided Rivers Restaurant and Bar, fronting Burnett Street.

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MPs open up, fight back tears during bill reading


NZME National MP and former Minister of Women Louise Upston has opened up about being asked by a doctor to have an abortion when she was younger. She was speaking at the first reading of the Abortion Legislation Bill, which passed its first vote 94-23 in Parliament last night. Upston, who fought back tears during her speech, told MPs why the debate was so personal to her. She revealed when she was younger, she was asked by a medical specialist to have an abortion as the child would have been at risk of serious disabilities or abnormalities if it were to be born. Upston said she was told in her 20s that she would probably never have children because of some major health issues that required heavy-duty drugs that required her to take contraceptives at the same time. Despite this, she found out she was 11 weeks pregnant. “I was told that I absolutely must terminate because of the drugs I had been taken.” But she said she was not sure if she was going to. She was told by the specialists that if she was carrying a boy then she must have an abortion. The risk of serious disabilities or abnormalities were great, she was told. But Upston soon found out that she was, in fact, carrying a boy. “In addition, they [the specialists] had identified genetic abnormalities,” she said. “Now it seemed to me in terms of what the medical profession-

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National MP and former Minister of Women Louise Upston has opened up about being urged by a doctor to have an abortion when she was younger. PHOTO NZME als were telling me, I had no choice.” Upston said the specialists told her they would perform the abortion up to 24 weeks into the pregnancy. “But at the end of the day, I made my decision and decided not to terminate.” Today, Upston has a “gorgeous, strapping 21 year-old boy who is six foot five”. She agreed that abortion should be removed from the Crimes Act and that earlier abortions would be better for all involved. But she will be voting against the bill. Meanwhile, National MP Sim-

eon Brown, a father of a fourmonth-old daughter, has made a tearful plea to MPs about the right for an unborn child to have legal protections. “All lives matter, old or young, male or female, black or white, born or unborn.” The current law offered protection by only allowing later-term abortions if it would prevent saving the mother-to-be’s life, or to prevent permanent serious or mental injury. He said the bill would allow for late-term abortions in circumstances that, in the bill, were undefined and under loose parameters. He said a 24-week-old foe-

tus responded to stimulus and could recognise the sound of a mother’s voice, and MPs needed to decide whether that unborn child deserved legal protection, regardless of how rare late-term abortions were. Brown’s voice broke up and he apologised to the Speaker for crying when he spoke of his wife Rebecca and their baby daughter. “To be a parent is one of the most common things in our world, but it is also a very strange and unique position. A child makes demands not just on a mother’s body but also her emotions, time and life in a way that is simply not comparable to any other human relationship.”

Flu season declining but watch out for encore This year’s flu season appears to be tapering off after an early start – but officials aren’t counting out a spring encore. Crown agency ESR also couldn’t say whether the unseasonably mild start to winter had any impact on flu spreading this year. The latest surveillance showed a continuing drop in numbers of flu and flu-like illnesses (ILI) around the country for the fourth week running. Nationally, there had been about 850 GP consultations, compared with a peak of more than 2600 at the beginning of July. Over the same period, the number of people testing positive for a flu virus has dropped from close to 1800 to over 500. Rates of hospitalisation for severe respiratory illness, monitored by ESR in the Auckland region, have also dropped below the baseline seasonal level. ESR public health physician Sarah Jefferies said this year’s influenza season was early and appeared to be declining earlier than usual. It was unclear whether the climate – the first half of the year had been among the warmest on record – had played any part.

This year’s flu season appears to be tapering off after an early start - but officials aren’t counting out another wave hitting in spring. “Many factors affect year-by-year influenza rates, such as how well New Zealanders use preventative measures like immunisation and good hygiene practices, and how the strains which circulate compare to virus-

es we’ve had previously,” she said. “This year, so far there has been a good match between the circulating influenza viruses and the strains included in the seasonal vaccine.” The flu pattern in New Zealand had also been similar to Australia’s in some ways. Australia saw an early start to the season, and a decline in numbers over the past month. They have also had flu A and B viruses circulating, although, with a higher proportion of A viruses circulating than in New Zealand. Each of those strains had tended to affect population groups differently. “For example, influenza A viruses often cause more illness in elderly populations and influenza B viruses often affect younger and school aged children relatively more,” she said. While the figures indicated an early end to the flu season, Jefferies cautioned it was still possible there might be more to come. “ESR will continue influenza surveillance until September as it is possible that there may be a resurgence in influenza cases later in the season.”

Christchurch police have been authorised to carry arms as they hunt a dangerous fugitive wanted in connection with a fatal hit-andrun. Police searching for Liam Strickland have raided nine properties and found methamphetamine, cannabis and firearms. It follows a serious incident in New Brighton on Wednesday in which a pedestrian was struck and killed following a police pursuit. The 49-year-old man died after being hit by a person driving a stolen vehicle on the intersection of Hawke St and Shaw Ave. He has been identified as Dean Amies. “The search for 21-year-old Liam Strickland in relation to the incident remains ongoing and search warrants were executed at nine properties across Christchurch today,” Canterbury’s acting district commander Mike Johnson said yesterday. “As a result of these warrants, six people have been taken into custody. “Methamphetamine, cannabis and three firearms were also located.” Police are appealing for information from the public for any sightings of Strickland or information on his whereabouts. “He is considered dangerous and should not be approached. “I have authorised routine arming for all Canterbury Police staff in light of the current circumstances. “Police would like to thank Christchurch residents who may have been affected by the ongoing activity in relation to this incident. “This has been a serious and traumatic event and police thank residents for their co-operation and understanding as inquiries continue.” Anyone with information is urged to call 111 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. “Police offer their sincere condolences to the man’s family and friends. Police are working to determine the exact details of this incident.” It has also been reported that Strickland was jailed for two years for his part in a vicious assault in 2016 on a man he and his co-offenders regarded as being “too nice” to be in a gang. Meanwhile, the man who was struck down as the suspect fled police has been described as “a kind, caring soul”. Wednesday afternoon’s incident has rocked the Christchurch suburb, especially Amies’ family and friends who are struggling to come to terms with his shock loss. One friend, who did not want to be named, said “Dean was a kind, caring soul”. “Honestly Deano was an awesome character ... I hope they catch the scum that has caused grief on Dean’s family.”



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Wanted teens found dead NZME Police in Canada are confident the teen fugitives accused of murdering three people on a Canada highway then going on the run are now dead. Authorities located two male bodies in dense brush in northern Manitoba and believe they are 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky, said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy. She said an autopsy will confirm their identities and causes of death. Critical evidence found last week when police discovered items directly linked to the suspects on the shoreline of the Nelson River helped locate the bodies, MacLatchy said. Following that discovery, authorities were able to narrow down the search. Police sent in specialised teams and began searching high-probability areas. Police located the two bodies within 1km from where the items were found and approximately 9km from where they left a burnt-out vehicle on July 22. “We are confident that these are the bodies of the two suspects wanted in connection with the homicides in British Columbia,” MacLatchy said. McLeod and Schmegelsky were charged with second-degree murder in the death of

Magda’s coming to NZ The Power of Inclusion summit has added a whole bunch more local and international entertainment heavyweights to its already formidable line-up. The summit’s goal is to bring people together to present a “myriad of world views” and looking at positive steps the entertainment industry can tackle to create a more “inclusive industry”. New speakers announced include comedian Alice Snedden, actor/writer Madeleine Sami and comedian, and the driving force behind the country’s marriage equality laws, Magda Szubanski who starred in the popular comedy Kath & Kim.

The hunt for the two teen suspects has made headlines across the world for weeks. Leonard Dyck, a University of British Columbia lecturer whose body was found July 19 along a highway in British Columbia. They were also suspects in the fatal shootings of Australian Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese of Charlotte, North Carolina, whose bodies were found July 15 along the Alaska Highway about 500km from where Dyck was killed.

A manhunt for the pair had spread across three provinces. The suspects had not been seen since the burnt-out car was found on July 22. The bodies were found near Gillam, Manitoba – more than 3200km from northern British Columbia. Police had said earlier they were investigating all possibilities including the possibility that the suspects might

have drowned. A police helicopter initially spotted a damaged boat along the Nelson River last week and a follow-up search in the area uncovered the items directly linked to the two in what MacLatchy described as “very tough terrain”. MacLatchy said there is a sense of relief for families of the victims involved and the communities in the area.


Arrests made during Kashmir clampdown AP A petition has been filed in India’s top court challenging the communications blackout and security clampdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir, where people remained holed up in their homes for a fourth day. State-run All India Radio said security agencies have arrested more than 500 people in the region apparently to prevent any outbreak of violence. It also reported cross-border firing by Indian and Pakistani troops in the Rajouri sector of the Indian-controlled Kashmir late Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the nation to discuss Kashmir. India’s government this week revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and downgraded the Himalayan region from statehood to a territory. Muslim-majority Kashmir is claimed in full by both India and Pakistan, and rebels have been fighting Indian rule in the portion it administers for decades. India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visited Kash-

Indian Paramilitary soldiers drag barbwire as they prepare to impose a curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. PHOTO AP mir on Wednesday to assess the law and order situation. Activist Ali Mohammed told the New Delhi Television news channel that he has been organizing ambulances to carry sick poor people to hospitals in Srinagar, the main city in India’s portion of Kashmir, as local residents can’t even use phones to ask for medical help. “It’s hell,” a patient told the television channel. Congress party activist Tehseen Poonawalla said he ex-

pected the Supreme Court to hear his petition seeking immediate lifting of curfew and other restrictions, including blocking of phone lines, internet and news channels in Kashmir. He also sought the immediate release of Kashmiri leaders who have been detained, including Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti. In response to India’s action, Pakistan on Wednesday said it would downgrade its diplomatic ties with India, expel

the Indian ambassador and suspend bilateral trade. Prime Minister Imran Khan told Pakistan’s National Security Committee that his government will use all diplomatic channels “to expose the brutal Indian racist regime” and human rights violations in Kashmir, the government’s statement said. India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars since independence over control of Kashmir. The first war ended in 1948 with a UN-brokered cease-fire that left Kashmir divided and promised its people a UN-sponsored referendum on the region’s future. Pakistan said it would ask the United Nations to pressure India to reverse its decision to downgrade the Indian-administered portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir from a state to two separate territories. The region also lost its right to fly its own flag and make many of its own decisions. The government in Islamabad also said it would give diplomatic, political and moral support to people living in Kashmir and their “right of self-determination.”

Trejo to the rescue Danny Trejo proved not all heroes wear capes by rescuing a baby trapped in a crashed car. The legendary actor leapt into action after witnessing a car accident in Los Angeles. Two cars collided and, fortunately, Trejo was in the right place at the right time to save the day. Following the crash the action star saw a baby in an overturned car strapped into a car seat. He crawled into the car and, with the help of a female bystander who had crawled in from the other side of the car, the pair managed to free the child from the restraints.

Burglary charges dropped The case of a man arrested near Taylor Swift’s beachfront mansion in Rhode Island for carrying burglary tools has been dismissed by prosecutors. A spokesman for the Rhode Island attorney general’s office said they’ve “declined to pursue filing charges” against 32-yearold David Page Liddle. The man was charged with possession of burglary tools and possession of a weapon after his arrest on July 19. Liddle told police he was looking to “catch up” with the singer because he knew her personally. Swift’s security personnel said Liddle is on their watch list and had previously been accused of stalking her.

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It was a burning desire for a kitchen with a scullery that turned a renovation plan into a new build for Sarah and Grant Smith. Sarah had always wanted a scullery with a dishwasher and when she and Grant saw a good section for sale in Omaha, north of Auckland, it was clear they could get more of the things they wanted in a new build. It was a really easy piece of property on 1100 square metres, which agent Rod Bickerton says is pretty big for Omaha, so they knew they could build something with plenty of outdoor living space and room for a pool later on. Scheduled for auction on August 17, the house is down a right-of-way at the favoured south end of a cul-de-sac. It’s four rows back from Omaha beach and a short walk to tennis courts and the reserve.

Sarah and Grant came up with their own design that would give them the coveted large kitchen with scullery, easy entertaining spaces inside and out, and all-day sun. Sarah project-managed the build, which she says was challenging but certainly not the drama some people experience, and it turned out exactly as planned. “This house is really all about entertaining,” she says. The designer kitchen has Bosch appliances, an engineered stone bench top, island bench with seating space, and Sarah’s requisite scullery which has its own sink, lots of storage, and one of the two dishwashers she had on her wish list. “It’s great,” she says. “When you’re having a dinner party you can just chuck all the stuff in there and deal with it later.”

The kitchen is open to the neighbouring sitting, dining and lounge areas and the whole area is warmed in winter with a choice of the vented gas fire or the heat pump. The space is designed for indooroutdoor living with several sets of wide sliding doors opening to two outdoor living areas. The u-shaped design of the house wraps around the central entertainers’ deck which has an automated louvred roof, custom-fitted outdoor shade blinds and powerful outdoor heating. “It’s actually quite simple but it appeals to everyone because it’s so easy to live in,” Sarah says. “I had my fiftieth here a while ago and we had people inside and outside and it worked really well. And that’s how it is at any time of the year.”

There are three bedrooms, a bathroom, powder room and separate laundry on the ground floor, and one of the bedrooms is supersized, adding to the flexibility of the design. It has shutters and opens to a deck, so it has possibilities as an alternative to the upstairs master bedroom if necessary, or as a media room.” Although Sarah is very happy with her scullery, the mezzanine floor overlooking the downstairs living area is her favourite space. “We use it a lot in the winter–it’s a good place to sit and watch TV.” If further entertaining or recreational space is needed there’s the carpeted double internal garage with loft space. There’s plenty of outdoor parking for car, boat and camper, and the toys required to take advantage of a location so close to the beach.



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Allenton 40 Saunders Road

Harbour sections available

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Three bedrooms plus a fully lined and insulated rumpus room with excellent lighting. There are six solar panels on the roof to ensure energy cost are kept down, a compliant log burner and heat pump.

Asking Price $365,000 View Sat 1.45-2.15pm or by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696

A peaceful, scenic harbour-side development with 10 titled sections available priced from $150,000. Situated just over an hours drive from Christchurch and 10 minutes from Akaroa. The sections enjoy sea and harbour views.

Price by Negotiation Richard Innes 027 522 9598 Jeremy Gould 027 436 1581






Allenton 86 Creek Road

Allenton 21 Churchill Avenue

Spacious and comfortable


This home offers a large split level open plan living space, large bedrooms with built in wardrobes, two bathrooms plus a bonus study. A great big family home on a fully fenced section with a double garage and sheds.

For Sale offers invited over $355,000 View Sat 11-11.30am or by appointment Sarah Everist 021 0828 5816 Eliza Waszczak 021 039 1770






Allenton 183 Harrison Street

All class here


Vendor invites offers in the vicinity of $625,000. Located in a top Allenton location, on a very private 1,146sqm back section. A huge conservatory built for all day sun, also an office or formal dining room.

Price by Negotiation View by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696






Allenton 23 Andrew Street

Amazing outdoor entertaining


A comfortable family home. Updated throughout and with a compliant log burner and HRV system. Large elevated deck at the back of the house. Fully fenced section with a double garage and double carport.

Asking Price $380,000 View Sat 12.30-1pm or by appointment Sarah Everist 021 0828 5816






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The fact that our owners have enjoyed this attractive property for almost 30 years comes as no surprise. The reasons are many, handy Allenton location, amazing garden and sunny low maintenance home.

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Allenton 15 Allens Road

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This property has been stripped back to framework, strengthened and straightened, new Rhondo steel stud system installed, fitted with Earthwool insulation, completely re-wired with LED lighting.

For Sale offers invited over $320,000 View by appointment Sarah Everist 021 0828 5816 Eliza Waszczak 021 039 1770








Tidy townhouse on a private rear, easy care section handy to Ashburton's CBD and local amenities. Generous size living room flowing into a conservatory to view the lovely plantings. Double garage attached.

Asking Price $360,000 View by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Elgin Geoff Geering Drive

Solid and classic home


Open plan kitchen and dinning area, a large separate living room which can open up to create one large living space. Heated by log burner and heat pump. Bedrooms all with built in wardrobes. Single garage with workshop.

For Sale $350,000 View Sat 11.45am-12.15pm or by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696 Sarah Everist 021 0828 5816






Netherby 32 Albert Street

Eco friendly sub-division Geoff Geering Drive - stage two. Sections ranging from 536sqm to 859sqm available. Prices are from $136,500 - $143,850. Ashburton District Council have developed this affordable but eco friendly subdivision.

For Sale $136,500 View by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED REAA 2008

Hampstead 38 Eton Street

Entertainers delight


This fabulous property has a generous sunny living space, an open plan dining room and a well equipped kitchen. A huge partially covered deck great for relaxing outdoors and enjoying the beautiful gardens. Spacious double garage.

For Sale $480,000 View Sat 1-1.30pm or by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696


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Investment with future potential. Long term tenant is keen to stay if possible. The roof has been replaced with color steel and the wiring has recently been replaced as well. The cottage is 90sqm and sits on a 500sqm street facing section.

Asking Price $199,000 View by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696






Mayfield Panthers Rock Asking Price $550,000 View by appointment Mick Hydes 027 437 9696 WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

Panthers Rock Sale includes land and building plus stock at valuation. Superior country pub now operating as a cafe', bar and restaurant.The property is located on the north eastern side of the Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road (the Inland Scenic Route) in the rural Mid Canterbury township of Mayfield. Mayfield is a large developing rural area with a growing population. Panthers Rock enjoys the benefits of catering to locals and many travellers using the Inland Scenic Route. It has maintained # one spot on 'Trip Advisors' ratings for restaurants in the Ashburton district for the past two years. An outstanding and enviable feature of Panthers Rock is the available space. Boundary lines are indicative only


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A UK mortgage broker has analysed all 124 projects that have featured on Grand Designs UK since the show began in 1999, and it has come to some surprising conclusions. The show makes no bones about the emotional and financial stress caused by these works of architectural passion. In fact, seeing couples tear their hair out and break down in tears after a supply chain nightmare or cost overrun is what many of the show’s viewers tune in for. Breaking the budget on a renovation is nothing new but the stakes are


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considerably higher when the project is your life’s work and the bills are for hundreds of thousands of pounds. Mojo Mortgages found out just how many Grand Designs projects ran into budget woes and break the bank. The research shows 80 per cent of homes that featured on the show stretched beyond initial estimates. “Everyone who builds a house on Grand Designs sets out a budget that they intend to keep within [but] overall, 80 per cent of the projects go over budget, with only 8 per cent under budget and 7 per cent on budget,” Mojo Mortgages says. According to the research, the av-


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erage starting budget for projects on the show is £371,214 ( NZ $690,232). But the final spend is much higher at £495,577 ( NZ $921,472). That means that the average Grand Designer goes over budget by 34 percent - or £124,356 (NZ$231,226). The research did not take into account house price inflation, but the percentages were calculated using the information at the time of the build. Mojo Mortgages found that a seaside house on the Isle of Wight that featured in the 2014 season of the show went over budget the most–£1.35 million more than originally planned.


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The property is currently for sale for £2,949,999, having seen its asking price drop from the original price tag of £3.95 million. On average, a completed Grand Designs house goes on the market at £1.29 million, according to the research. Grand Designs NZ has had its fair share of cost blow-outs as well. The $450,000 budget for David Fitzmaurice and Joyce Wee’s container house on the edge of Christchurch almost doubled in size when they chose to double the size of the home mid-build. And Brendon Poole and Nikki Cliffe’s budget for a mixed use build in Auckland’s Ponsonby went from around $2 million to more than $5 million.




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144sqm townhouse, land area 408sqm 2 good sized bedrooms, one up one down Good sized open plan kitchen/dining/living area Bigger than normal garage with plenty of room for cars, work bench and golf clubs

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Privacy and location • 171sqm home on a 430sqm section • 3 Bedrooms, Master has an ensuite and plenty of storage space • Open plan Kitchen, Dining and living area all with plenty of room to move around • All bathrooms are tiled, the main bathroom consists of a tiled shower and vanity, it also has a separate toilet.

3 Good sized bedrooms Modernized kitchen with bay windows Open plan living with modern carpet Heat pump and Pellet fire Lovely tiled bathroom, pedestal basin

6 Kelburn Place


Price by negotiation

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33 Lane Street

$305,000 OPEN HOME SAT, AUGUST 10 (10.45AM – 11.15AM)

When it comes to location this home will be hard to beat your living in the country but your in town. Walk-in wardrobe and en-suite off main bedroom, separate bathroom with shower, bath & vanity Open plan kitchen, dining and living separate good sized lounge, Double garage internal access, Walk-in pantry Lawns, paths, patios & fencing will be completed.

This property not only presents an excellent investment opportunity given its proximity to the Allenton amenities but would be equally well-suited as a retirement/first home The versatile layout features two bedrooms and open plan dining/ living which is sun-drenched and updated heat-pump and living area flooring.

132 McMurdo Street

89 Thomson Street

Offers over $218,000

Neg over $218,000


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• Top location • 160sqm

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Family and entertainers delight 5 Bedrooms 3 Living areas Triple car garaging off house Alarmed 12x9 Shed

82 Burnett Street


Great home in a Great Location If you are after Low maintenance and close to town then this Brand New 3 Bedroom townhouse is maybe just what you are after. • 148sqm home on a 312sqm middle section • 3 good sized Bedrooms • Open plan Kitchen, Dining and Living area all with plenty of room to move around

Whether you’re a first home buyer, investor or just wanting an affordable home then this well maintained character home will not disappoint. It has 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, separate laundry with open plan living, it has a log burner with wetback for those cooler months.

• DIY or Investment Property • Are you looking for your first home or investment? Here is an opportunity for you! • This affordable 2 bedroom with sunroom or possible 3rd bedroom home may be just what you are looking for.

91 Creek Road

43 Braebrook Drive Neg over $565,000

Offers over $215,000

• Looking for a property to call your own, this entry level property would make a great first home, or super investment property to get you onto the property ladder. Current tenants are keen to stay so your first investment will be all ready to go. • Two double bedrooms, kitchen dining and separate living heated via a heat pump for all year-round comfort.

• A large open plan kitchen, living and dining area with a great paved area for outdoor entertaining • Fantastic storage in this functional, modern kitchen with a walk-in pantry • Four bedrooms,master bedroom has ensuite and walk-in wardrobe • 2 heatpumps to keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer

84 Burnett Street

90 Burnett Street


When Location is Important Do not miss the opportunity to Secure this Brand-new townhouse located so close to town. • 149sqm home on a 302sqm Rear section • 3 good sized Bedrooms, Master has Ensuite • Open plan Kitchen, Dining and Living area all with plenty of room to move around


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rivers like you are spending longer hours on the road, up on the farm, or moving from job to job, so Toyota has improved the Hilux to meet the demand for safer vehicles with the addition of Toyota Safety Sense for drivers like you who are spending longer hours on the road. Toyota Safety Sense is a package of active safety systems designed to keep you and your passengers protected in all types of traffic. Around town and at lower speeds Toyota Safety Sense can help prevent collisions, while on the open road and at higher speeds it aims to reduce the severity of any impact by supporting your awareness and decision-making with leading safety technology. Road Sign Assist monitors road speed signs using a camera and then displays the current speed limit to the driver via the Multi-Information Display. The system can be configured to provide an audio and/or visual alert if the vehicle speed exceeds a designated threshold above the posted limit. Lane Departure Alert is designed to reduce the possibility of an accident due to

your vehicle unintentionally drifting out of its lane. The system recognises visible white and yellow lane markings and if it detects the possibility of lane departure, will urge you to steer back into the lane using a warning buzzer and a visual display. The system can also provide assistance by applying a small braking force for a short time to help the driver keep the

vehicle in its lane. If the system detects the vehicle is swaying (or wandering) within its lane, which is often the result of a driver who is tired, distracted or not looking ahead, a warning buzzer sounds and the decrease in attention is shown using a display on the dash. The Pre-Collision System uses a radar sensor and a camera to determine whether a frontal collision with another vehicle,

pedestrian or cyclist is imminent. This system has enhanced low-light capabilities to help detect pedestrians at night, and the camera and millimetre-wave radar can also detect cyclists during the day. If the system detects a frontal collision may occur it will warn you with an audio and visual alert to urge you to take evasive action. It then prepares the Brake Assist system to provide maximum braking assistance, if you do not brake in time it may also automatically apply the brakes to help you avoid the collision or reduce the speed of the impact. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control helps make driving safer by keeping a constant pre-set distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead, enabling you to pay more attention to the road conditions and the vehicles surroundings. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control operates when the vehicle speed exceeds approximately 40km/h and maintains an adjustable vehicle-to-vehicle distance by automatically accelerating up to a set speed or decelerating your vehicle to match the speed changes of the vehicle ahead without having to use the accelerator or brakes.


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he High Performance 2.3L Mustang will join the New Zealand line-up in February 2020 with a more potent, customisable turbocharged model, reflecting customers’ calls for a unique performance version alongside the 5.0-litre V8 Mustang GT. The MY2020 High Performance 2.3L Mustang will be offered in the Fastback body style and is distinguished by a series of unique visual elements. Beginning with a new specific front grille, the MY2020 turbocharged model uses the Mustang GT’s more aggressive front splitter, flanked by Magnetic mirror caps and aggressive bonnet spears.   Detailing includes stand-alone

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THE NEW GEN CARRERA P orsche is expanding its eighth-generation range with the 911 Carrera. The new sports car is being launched as a Coupe and Cabriolet, and generates 283 kW (385 PS) from its 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine with biturbo charging. The Carrera is the entry-level 911 model and offers 11 kW (15 PS} more power output than its predecessor did. It shares its premium-quality standard features virtually unchanged from the 911 Carrera S.

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of the 911 Carrera generates power largely through the smaller wheel diame- ters of the turbines and compressors that feature in the new turbochargers. Power transmission is handled by the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK). This enables the 911 Carrera Coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 293 km/h. The optional Sport Chrono Package shaves a further 0.2 seconds off the sprint. The combined fuel consumption (NEDC-correlated) of the Coupe is 9.0 1/100 km, while the Cabriolet records this

figure as 9.2 1/100 km. The driving dynamics set-up includes 235/40 ZR tyres on 19-inch alloy wheels on the front axle. The mixed tyre configuration features 20-inch wheels with 295/35 ZR tyres at the rear. Stopping power is provided on both axles by 330-millimetre brake discs with black, four-piston monobloc fixed callipers. The price of the 911 Carrera Coupe starts at $217,500, the 911 Carrera Cabriolet at $232,500 and can be ordered now, with first deliveries planned for early 2020.

RX evolution


exus New Zealand’s most popular vehicle, the RX, has been refreshed by Lexus engineers who have tweaked its handling as well as packing the SUV with the latest in automotive technology. As a result, the new RX, available in October 2019, will be one of the most technologically advanced vehicles in the Lexus portfolio, one that already stands for brave design and takumi craftsmanship. The engineers scrutinised every part of the vehicle, and made enhancements to the rigidity of the body and suspension system, as well as adding a new shock absorber and brake control system. The 2019 RX will be available with a

self-charging hybrid (RX 450h) or petrol-only (RX 350) powertrain. Either can be purchased as a standard model, or as an F-Sport or Limited model, both of which have a large range of extras including the Blade Scan headlights, custom drive modes in the F-Sport variant, and premium alloy wheel designs. All RX versions are All Wheel Drive and are powered by a 3.5 litre V6 engine. The petrol-only RX 350 produces 221kW and the self-charging hybrid 450h has a total output of 230kW. In 2019, self-charging hybrid Lexus vehicles have been outselling conventional petrol-only options. Lexus NZ expects this preference for the more environmentally-friendly option to continue to gather pace, especially if the government goes ahead with its proposal to add a levy to high-emitting vehicles in 2021.

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No rev counter required


he name Klondyke has both an air of chilly mystery and history about it. So our RAV journey took us there, onto the RDR intake from the Rangitata River and then about the secondary roads about the foothills. Anyone thinking that this new hybrid RAV would be softer or less capable than its immediate petrol or diesel predecessors in these sorts of whereabouts will be very wrong. For a start, this versatile, higher riding, five0seat E-Four is not only the quickest ever RAV, with an 0-100kmh time in just over 8 seconds, but as well can tow the same 1500kg as its latest 2.5-litre petrol siblings. There’s three hybrids featuring in the new eight-model RAV line up. They include GX and GXL, models as well as the Limited as tested. Then, with the other 2-litre and 2.5-litre petrol models including the top of the range Adventure model, Toyota justifiably reckon there’s a RAV in the range to suit a wide variation of driver requirements, needs and road conditions. That’s of course as long as diesel power is not one of these. RAV’s are built on a new platform with a lower centre of gravity and increased rigidity. This certainly showed with the E-Fours neat handling and ride comfort. In these respects I liked the steering feel and the nimble, predictable manners it showed through tighter corners, both on seal and shingle. The figures confirm the RAV’s lower and longer look. However the ground clearance is 190mm and with everything nicely tucked away

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underneath, together with the clever all-wheel-drive system, adventures are certainly not restricted. Of course being a hybrid adds some obvious weight, with the electric motors and battery pack. But, as noted, this is certainly does not affect either the handling or the eager performance. Its not only quicker, but more frugal fuel-wise than the straight 2.5-litre petrol versions because of the contributions of the electric motors. The hybrid system decides when and from where the power is coming from. The electric motor on the rear axle is activated from standing starts, also when slippage is detected, like through corners and on shingle. For tracks etc there’s a selectable Trail mode, which sorts out the best power delivery for rougher conditions. This hybrid package produces 131kW and 221Nm courtesy of the petrol engine, with a further 32kW from the battery/electric motors for a total 163kW. It’s mated to an electronically-controlled, quick acting, continuously variable transmission (E-CVT). This results in smooth, quick acceleration without needing high revs from the petrol engine.

The 245V NiMH battery, which sits under the back seat, is charged by the hybrid’s generator. Toyota give a combined fuel use figure of 4.8L/100km. With our hinterland drives, cross-country cruising and then about town, the trip computer showed 6.4L/100km over 370km. The spacious, larger person-friendly in both front (heated) and back seats cabin has both a very modern look and feel about to it, and the only hints of it being a hybrid are a power/economy/charge dial instead of a rev counter and the EV mode selection button. Its nicely normal in both appearance and operation, with a very good mix of styling, quality, comfort and practicality. The latter includes rubber lined oddments storage and fitted rubber floor mats (you choose either these or carpet versions). There’s a large touchscreen for the infotainment system (all models come with dedicated Sat-Nav and all speed radar cruise control), and being a Limited the sound system is a nine-speaker JBL, all of which can be highlighted by unveiling the sunroof above the front seats. Not only is there a rather cavernous 542 litres of luggage space (NB golfers), it is accessed via a smart tailgate. The spare wheel sits below. Other features of the RAV’s excellent standard Safety Sense package include a comprehensive pre-collision system, road sign assist, lane tracing assist, automatic high beam, blind-spot/rear cross-traffic alert, 360-degree camera with active guidelines, front and rear parking sensors, trailer sway control and seven airbags.

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FINALE This E-Four RAV hybrid showed just how well it melds its petrol and electrical assistance into an SUV, and how very suitable it is for the variety of driving conditions and recreational opportunities that we are lucky enough to have at our back door. What’s more does all this with absolutely no thoughts of range anxiety!


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TEST YOURSELF Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz 1 - Which animals are most commonly affected by newcastle disease? a. Dogs b. Fish c. Birds 2 - What name is given to the area of a theatre where the orchestra is located? a. Hole b. Pit c. Drop 3 - In which year was Indian politician Rajiv Gandhi assassinated? a. 1986 b. 1991 c. 1996 4 - What was the first sequel to be published in the Twilight book series? a. Harvest Moon b. Blue Moon c. New Moon 5 - Richard Nixon and which other US president was born in 1913? a. Gerald Ford b. Ronald Reagan c. Jimmy Carter 6 - What colour was the champion racehorse, Phar Lap? a. Chestnut b. Grey c. Bay 7 - How many dots are there in the morse code for SOS? a. Three b. Six c. Nine 8 - What part of the body might be affected by pyelitis? a. Lungs b. Eyes c. Kidneys

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Stir-fried groper with mushrooms and ginger 60ml rice bran oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 8cm knob ginger piece, peeled and thinly sliced 6 shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1T hoisin sauce 80ml fish stock 720g groper fillets (hapuku) 2t fish sauce 1t sugar 1t freshly ground black pepper 1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced 1 spring onion, sliced 1 handful coriander leaves 1/2 red capsicum, sliced ■■ Place a wok or saute pan over a medium heat and add oil. ■■ When oil is hot, add garlic, ginger and mushrooms and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Add hoisin sauce and fish stock and bring the mixture to the boil. ■■ Add fish pieces and simmer uncovered for 2-3 minutes or until

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Social media – the good, the bad, the ugly N

ot too long ago, if you wanted to take a local body politician to task you had just a couple of options – you could write a letter to the editor of your local paper, you could book yourself a spot on talkback radio or you could stop said politician on the street. In each of those, there was an element of face-to-face confrontation and most often the politician had an opportunity to debate, discuss, tell you you’d got it wrong. You could enter into the good old-fashioned form of communication – exchanging words, eyeball to eyeball, so you had to be comfortable with your cause before you opened fire. That was before the days of so-

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cial media, where anyone can say anything about anyone at any time without fear of repercussions. And worst of all, what they’re saying is immediately launched into the public arena where the great unwashed know that it must be true ... “they saw it on Facebook ...” You could say that anyone in a public position is fair game. True, but the game has to be fair and that means an opportunity for

the criticised to offer a defence or an opportunity to correct statements that may be blatantly untrue. There appear to be absolutely no rules, no moderation on any of the social media forums, critics can let rip – often without the benefit of decent grammar or spelling – but their message, their vitriol is still delivered to the world. Threats, personal attacks, name calling and almost always, uninformed comment are part and parcel of the world of a person elected to any public office, but until social media arrived there were plenty of rules around libel, slander and just decent fair play. That’s all changed, thanks to

social media with its wild west format where reputations can be shredded in the blink of an eye and you have to ask why anyone would want to put their hand up as a candidate for any public office. Sure, social media is a very useful tool used appropriately. Canny council candidates will run some of their campaign this way, putting them in touch with a whole new world of potential voters, often those who wouldn’t normally take an interest in local body politics. And that’s fine while the going is good, but if you’re using perhaps Facebook in your campaign, be aware that not everyone will like or agree with what you write.

As quickly as it takes for someone to hammer a few keys, your campaign could be derailed, your reputation wrecked by a keyboard battler with half a brain. Unfortunately in the lead up to this year’s local body elections, there are councillors across New Zealand who’re opting not to seek re-election saying they’re fed up with the constant sniping and criticism they receive on social media. Yes, it can be a useful forum for gauging public opinion, but it’s when it deteriorates into personal attacks that the damage is done. And for many sitting councillors that damage has definitely been done and some pretty good candidates are saying – enough.

addressing a court for the first time, asked victims of the blast for forgiveness as a judge sentenced him to 161 consecutive life sentences. Ten years ago: Iraqi authorities arrested British contractor Danny Fitzsimons in the shooting deaths of two co-workers in Baghdad’s protected Green Zone. (Fitzsimons was convicted by an Iraqi court in 2011 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.) Five years ago: Michael Brown Jr., an unarmed 18-year-old black man, was shot to death by a police officer following an altercation in Ferguson, Missouri; Brown’s death led to sometimesviolent protests in Ferguson and other US cities, spawning

a national Black Lives Matter movement. One year ago: Vice President Mike Pence announced plans for a new, separate U.S. Space Force as a sixth military service by 2020. Player demonstrations again took place at several early NFL preseason games, with two Philadelphia Eagles players raising their fists during the national anthem. Today’s birthdays: Actress Cynthia Harris is 85. Jazz musician Jack DeJohnette is 77. Comediandirector David Steinberg is 77. Actor Sam Elliott is 75. Singer Barbara Mason is 72. Actress Melanie Griffith is 62. Actress Amanda Bearse is 61. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 60. Actor Pat

Petersen is 53. Actress Gillian Anderson is 51. Actor Eric Bana is 51. Actor Thomas Lennon is 49. Rock musician Arion Salazar is 49. Rapper Mack 10 is 48. Actress Nikki Schieler Ziering is 48. Actress Liz Vassey is 47. Actor Kevin McKidd is 46. Actress Rhona Mitra is 44. Actor Texas Battle is 43. Actress Jessica Capshaw is 43. Actress Ashley Johnson is 36. Actress Anna Kendrick is 34. Thought for today: “Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.” — Lillian Smith, American writer-social critic (1897-1966). - AP

TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Friday, August 9, the 221st day of 2019. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, a US B-29 Superfortress code-named Bockscar dropped a nuclear device (Fat Man) over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people. On this date: In 1854, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, which described Thoreau’s experiences while living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts, was first published. In 1902, Edward VII was crowned king of Britain following the death of his mother, Queen Victoria. In 1908, US ‘Great White Fleet’ arrives in Auckland. Sixteen American battleships arrived with much pomp and ceremony. In 1910, the US Patent Office granted Alva J. Fisher of the Hurley Machine Co. a patent for an electrically powered washing machine. In 1930, George Nepia played his last All Blacks test. Nepia was one of the stars of the 1924-5 All Blacks, playing in all 32 matches on the team’s tour of the British Isles, France and Canada. He played the last of his nine tests in 1930, against the British Lions. In 1936, Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics as the United States took first place in the 400-metre relay. In 1944, 258 African-American sailors based at Port Chicago, California, refused to load a munitions ship following a cargo vessel explosion that killed 320 men, many of them black. (Fifty of the sailors were convicted of mutiny, fined and imprisoned.) In 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally slain at Tate’s Los Angeles home; cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his followers were later convicted

of the crime. In 1982, a federal judge in Washington ordered John W. Hinckley Jr., who’d been acquitted of shooting President Ronald Reagan and three others by reason of insanity, committed to a mental hospital. In 1985, a federal judge in Norfolk, Virginia, found retired Navy officer Arthur J. Walker guilty of seven counts of spying for the Soviet Union. (Walker, who was sentenced to life, died in prison in 2014 at the age of 79.) In 1995, Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead, died in Forest Knolls, California, of a heart attack at age 53. In 2004, Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols,


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CONTACTS News tips Call 03 307-7969 After hours news tips Advertising Call 03 307-7936 Classifieds Call 03 3077-900 Missed paper Call 0800 ASHBURTON 0800 274 287 Write to us! If you are into potpourri or Crocs, or even both, chances are you will probably be a member of the Baby Boomer generation.

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he youth of today gets a bad rap a lot of the time and I hold my hand up and admit that I am one to have bagged them in the past. These ‘Centennials’ or Generation Zs are so different to other generations. Just ask any Baby Boomer! Let’s clarify things before we dig any deeper. Centennials are those born at the turn of the century from 1997 to these days – youth under 18 years old. This generation is expected to be smaller than their predecessors mainly due to lower birth rates. Centennials’ attention spans are around eight seconds. They want to learn from the mistakes of the Millennials and do better. They are risk-averse. (Is that because taking a risk is too much like hard work?) They talk in pictures. They don’t want to work for you. I’m not suggesting, they don’t want to work at all, they want to get out and be their own boss and make it big. A lot of them, unfortunately, think this making it big phase should kick in directly after they leave school. They are living in worry. Bad news has always been just a click away for Centennials. I think they look at social media and think to themselves, look at Mary in New York, she is so lucky, my life is so boring. Poor me! Unlike my generation we

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think, Mary is in New York, what great photos! We almost live life through Mary and go on the trip with her. I am Gen X. We were born between 1965-1979 and are currently between 40-54 years old. Baby Boomers are the demographic cohort preceding Generation X. The Baby Boom generation is most often defined as those individuals born between 1946 and 1964. Baby Boomers find it even harder to deal with Centennials and will often give themselves a mild case of whiplash from shaking their head in disgust at one. They consider them selfish, obnoxious and “they wouldn’t know respect if it bit them in the arse”. They are the ‘ME’ generation, absorbed with self-image and addicted to technology. Today though, the ‘Complaining Stick’ has been passed to those in Generation Z, so listen up ‘Boomers’.

Things about Baby Boomers that drive Centennials nuts: ■■ Crocs: Why do they insist

on still wearing them? Sure, they’re comfortable, but so are a lot of things that you wouldn’t be caught dead wearing outside your home. ■■ Potpourri: Who wants a bowl full of dead flower petals in your living room that once you stop smelling you’ll forget about and leave there to collect dust for the next seven months? ■■ Binge-Watching 24-Hour News Networks: We’re pretty sure that Baby Boomers are the only ones that watch these channels … unless there’s a crisis. (Or someone famous gets arrested …) ■■ Golf: To Gen Z the only thing more boring than playing 18 holes of golf would be to watch someone play 18 holes of golf … on TV. ■■ Knick-knacks: Baby Boomers often have a treasure-trove of knick-knacks lying around their house collecting dust. Unless they’re rare collector’s items, they’re just taking up space. (“But Larry and Ethel got this keychain for us on their trip to Disney in ’79 . . . I can’t get rid of THIS …”) ■■ Ironing: People don’t care as much anymore if clothes appear a bit wrinkly. Except for Baby Boomers! “Look how wrinkly that is!” said no Centennial, ever. ■■ Emails: Outside of work or business, forget it. Nowadays, most people text or message people if they want to catch

up. When’s the last time you sent an email to a family member just to say “hi”? If you answered “last week,” then congratulations –you’re a Baby Boomer! ■■ Keeping paperwork: They still shove all of their bills, finances, and medical forms into one overflowing box. You can access pretty much all of your records online now, so why keep doing this? (Because … I …can … still … fit … one … more … envelope … in … here …) ■■ Patterned wallpaper: Most people take one look at patterned wallpaper and think one thing: “This is old.” ■■ Throw pillows: Pillows! Pillows everywhere! On the chairs, on the couch and on the bed. Why? (And most have dried up drool on them from those impromptu “power naps”…) So there you go Baby Boomers, you’ve been told. I have a feeling this column will NOT be part of the paperwork that’s kept in that overflowing box. I’m away home to check the couch cushions for dried up drool. Hoo Roo Phill Hooper Power Napper Phill Hooper is the breakfast host of Ashburton’s Hokonui radio station. The views expressed in this column are his and do not reflect the opinion of his employer or the Ashburton Guardian.



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Business 26 Ashburton Guardian

Friday, August 9, 2019

RB’s blunt message to savers NZME Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr has responded to concerns that savers will lose after rate cuts by telling them to consider their investments and keep the pressure on their banks. Orr hit back yesterday at those claiming Wednesday’s double rate cut unfairly penalised savers with bank deposits. “We absolutely acknowledge that monetary policy and interest rates are a blunt tool,” he said. “The reason we’ve lowered interest rates is because we want people to be thinking about consuming and investing. “[Savers] might have to think about investing in other assets if you want to get higher than what you consider the lowest-risk nominal return,” he said. “That is a natural part of monetary policy, saying: ‘folks you need to put your capital to work better’.” Orr described as “very disturbing” comments by ANZ bank which suggested the rate cuts would hit deposit holders harder than they would bring benefits to borrowers. “Because if you work through

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Adrian Orr. that, it just means that they’re going to increase their margins,” he said. “If they sat back and thought about what they were talking about, they’re saying: we’re not passing it through.” Orr said the overall benefits of the rate cuts would still favour borrowers and stimulate the economy. “Yes, savers will have lower-than-otherwise returns,

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At close of trading on Thursday, August 8, 2019


S&P/NZX 50 Index Gross constituents

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10,874.3 +88.04 +0.82%

p S&P/NZX 20 index

7,267.75 +51.46 +0.71%

p S&P/NZX All Gross

11,744.15 +97.4 +0.84%

p Rises 85 q Falls 37 Top 5 NZX gainers Company

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daily % rise

+16.19% +6.90% +4.61% +3.77% +3.31%

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p Gold

London – $US/ounce

p Silver

London – $US/ounce

1,506.05 +23.25 +1.57% 16.82



p Copper London – $US/tonne





Source: BNZ As at 4pm August 8, 2019


whatever they did would have pros and cons for different segments of society. Monetary policy is a blunt instrument but it remains as effective an instrument as it ever was. Orr said he did not buy the argument that the bank should hold back on cuts in case they were needed if conditions got really bad. “That’s kind of like saying I should take up smoking so I’ve got something to quit when I need to,” he said. The Monetary Policy committee had assessed the economy against the backdrop of slowing global growth and decided that the bigger was risk was not acting. “The decision – 25 points vs 50 – was not to create the sense we’re in crisis mode,” he said. “It is just saying we are highly confident that lower interest rates are necessary at this point so let’s get on with it.” It was possible that interest rates could be headed for negative territory, he said. That was a reflection of a very different world we are in now compared to the big inflation days of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, he said.


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but borrowers will have higher-than-otherwise returns,” he said. The Reserve Bank estimated the average saver would be down around $10 a week but the average borrower would gain about $40 a week, he said. “So there’s a four-to-one gearing ratio there to say there will be an increase in aggregate demand. Not a reduction.” Orr described the belief that

higher rates automatically translated to higher real returns as an illusion. “You have to remember that the single biggest destroyer of savings is inflation. So it is quite ironic that we’ve now got stable inflation and this is the criticism,” he said. “I understand why but I don’t have instruments or tools that are individual specific. We have one instrument and an inflation and employment goal.” The point was to incentivise putting money into investments rather than under the pillow, he said. “You can start by putting cash under your pillow. Well, in inflation-adjusted terms you’re losing. You can put it in the bank where at least you’re getting inflation back. “So stop suffering money illusion and if that’s still too low a return then push your bank or push your investment advisers for alternatives. “What people have to realise is that inflation is low, that’s why interest rates are low. So in real terms you are still the same.” Orr said no central banker expected widespread adulation for monetary policy decisions as

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ew Zealand shares rallied into the close on Wednesday after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand shocked the market by cutting the Official Cash Rate by 50 basis points to 1.0 per cent. In response, the NZX 50 jumped 1.9 per cent, more than reversing Tuesday’s sell-off with 45 constituents finishing the session in positive territory. Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr said the central bank is considering unconventional monetary policy options more deeply and flagged the possibility of using negative interest rates to stimulate the economy. The NZ dollar tumbled 2.3 per cent to a three-and-a-half year low against the US dollar on the news. Fears of a global economic slowdown are rising even as central banks adopt increasingly dovish polices. The Reserve Bank of India and Bank of Thailand also cut rates this week. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), however, held its cash rate at a record low 1 per cent as expected on Tuesday, but admitted the Australian economy has slowed. The Australian unemployment rate currently sits at 5.2 per cent. Markets expect the RBA will cut rates again this year with another cut in 2020. Back home, the unemployment rate fell much more than expected in the June quarter to an 11-year low. Stats NZ said the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 per cent, an improvement from 4.2 per cent in the May quarter and 4.4 per cent in the June 2018


quarter. The headline unemployment figure reflected a jump in the number of people employed without any corresponding rise in labour supply. In corporate news, outdoor equipment retailer Kathmandu shares jumped more than 15 per cent on Thursday on the back of its trading update. The company said it is on track to deliver a record profit and is expecting total sales of $545m, up 9.6 per cent on FY18. Managing director and CEO Xavier Simonet said: “We were particularly pleased with the second half performance in Australia given we were cycling strong growth in our key winter period last year. New Zealand conditions were challenging. Oboz, acquired in April 2018, continued to deliver strong sales and EBIT growth in 2H, with continued progress anticipated in FY2020 and beyond.” Kathmandu plans to release its results for its 2019 financial year in late September. Meanwhile, dairy prices fell at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction, with the headline index falling 2.6 per cent. The drop was in line with expectations and was likely linked to a lift in the volume of product sold, which was up nearly 40 per cent on the previous event.

All products marked a decline, with lactose registering the largest drop, down 11.5 per cent. Anhydrous milk fat eased 5.1 per cent, butter fell 5.5 per cent, and the price of whole milk powder lost 1.7 per cent. The lift in volumes was due to increased demand from North Asia, while volumes sold to all other regions increased on the previous event. The escalating trade war added to headwinds after US President Donald Trump said he would impose more tariffs on Chinese goods last week. On Monday, Beijing confirmed that it is suspending purchases on US agricultural products, which followed the devaluation of the country’s currency. The yuan breached an important 7-yuan-to-dollar on Monday for the first time since the Global Financial Crisis. A weaker yuan makes Chinese imports more attractive. Washington went on to label Beijing a currency manipulator. Disappointing German data on Wednesday also added to the economic malaise. German Industrial output fell more than expected in June driven by weaker production of intermediate and capital goods. Meanwhile, the price of gold climbed to its highest level since 2013, with the precious metal trading above #US1500. Its yearto-date gains have surpassed those of the S&P 500. Jeremy Flood works for Craigs Investment Partners. This article should not be deemed as advice. Disclosure statement available free of charge and on request.



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$1,365, C0, 295m Trainer

PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time

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Mulberry Rock nwtd 6 Regal George nwtd 878 Ohoka Megan nwtd 28353 Homebush Jennia nwtd 45866 Smash Story nwtd 57555 Just William nwtd 35747 Goldstar Willa nwtd 78 Homebush Liz nwtd 8558 Sozin’s Rhapsody nwtd 878 Princess Romaine nwtd

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1 2 3 4 4 5 2 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 1 3 4 4 2 5 6 7 8 9 10






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$2,390, C0q, 520m

R Wales J McInerney D J Lane S & B Evans G Cleeve R Wales N Wanhalla R Casey Hart & Taylor R Wales

$1,365, C0, 295m

L Waretini B Dann K Cassidy M Dempsey J McInerney J McInerney J McInerney D J Lane J McInerney J McInerney


C Roberts A Joyce J McInerney R Wales R Wales S & B Evans M Grant D Voyce R Wales R Wales


16644 Yi Feng 17.28 66335 Goldstar Diesel 17.37 X2168 Taieri Terra 17.34 63548 Cathy Maree 17.17 23187 Venetia 17.46 78685 Homebush Tesan 17.28 16252 Eternal Debt 17.29 78422 Nikko Baxter 17.32 87346 Famous Lee nwtd 15776 Smash Rebel 17.46


2 1 3

K Cassidy B Dann J McInerney L Waretini S & B Evans R Wales J McInerney J McInerney J McInerney S Hindson


King Toliman nwtd 44 Jinja Twinkle nwtd 32 Homebush Aimee nwtd 2421 My Giovanni nwtd F Opawa Delight nwtd 55276 Goldstar Wynter nwtd Gracias Maestro nwtd 46486 Creasy Bear nwtd 776X4 Opawa Pauline nwtd 56888 Our Bonnie nwtd




$1,365, C0, 295m


1 25 Sydneys Sox nwtd 2 43471 So Flossy 17.82 3 Mulberry Tip nwtd 4 Fernando Bill nwtd 5 48 Homebush Vassy nwtd 6 73 Take A Hint nwtd 7 464 Homebush Jordie nwtd 2 8 Jacks Point nwtd 9 T7652 Pontiac Pat nwtd 10 57668 Punch On Meg nwtd 1 2 3 1 4 3 5 6 7 8 9 10

R Wales J & D Fahey R Wales J & D Fahey G Cleeve R Wales J McInerney S & B Evans C Roberts S & B Evans


7X341 Born Tasha 30.65 377 Homebush Maxi nwtd Tricky nwtd 624F2 Goldstar Vale nwtd Know Crime nwtd 7 My Snuggles nwtd Trevor Wilks nwtd 74333 Opa’s Dream nwtd 66766 Mr. Hardwick nwtd 56888 Our Bonnie nwtd

1 3 4

2 4

$2,860, C2, 520m

82 Mulberry Brit nwtd Gadzooks nwtd 33257 Sozin’s Melody nwtd 52744 Ohoka Lacey nwtd 6878 Goldstar Malone nwtd 83531 Opawa Jody nwtd 6 Homebush Fairy nwtd 5 Homebush Keasha nwtd T7652 Pontiac Pat nwtd 878 Princess Romaine nwtd



Hart & Taylor J McInerney A Botherway M Grant S & B Evans H Anderton J McInerney S & B Evans J McInerney



$1,685, C2, 295m

J McInerney S & B Evans R Casey M Grant K Cassidy J McInerney G Cleeve J McInerney S & B Evans M Grant


26422 Goldstar Yankee nwtd 4 Opawa Toddy nwtd 63343 Our Scarlett nwtd 65643 Opa’s Joy nwtd Captain Davo nwtd Billy Ray nwtd 54565 Homebush Fonzie nwtd 57835 Punters Choice nwtd 66766 Mr. Hardwick nwtd

3:03PM 1 2 3 2 4 4 5 6 3 7 8 9 10


$2,390, C0q, 520m

S & B Evans J & D Fahey R Wales R Casey D Roberts N Wanhalla J McInerney R Wales Hart & Taylor

$2,390, C0q, 520m

1 2 3 4 5 1 6 7 8 9 10

A Joyce J McInerney D J Lane D Kingston N Wanhalla R Wales R Wales J & D Fahey R Wales R Wales


THE TURF BAR SPRINT $1,685, C2, 295m

F8413 Goldstar Halsey 17.48 354X4 Smash Gator 17.39 27786 Punch On Jessie nwtd 57322 Call Me Flo 17.24 65311 Regal Jock nwtd 73376 Sozin’s Symphony 17.58 21573 Jax Jewel 17.74 32118 Pacemaker 17.54 87346 Famous Lee nwtd 81883 Homebush Flynn 17.30


2 $1,685, C2, 295m 4 S & B Evans 3

13826 Dream Kay 30.29 57114 Opawa Nat 30.28 F4552 Opawa Lara 30.10 15F11 Opawa Deal 30.28 27464 Know Equal 30.45 12523 Ester 30.33 53215 Black Dan nwtd 21342 Goldstar Alaska 31.07 34288 Umbridge Bale 30.20 27558 Goldstar Marvely 30.17


3 1


35833 Goldstar Renee 17.42 15252 Belfast Demo 17.42 87788 Homebush Hundy nwtd 44456 Call Me Joe 17.40 8F222 Smash Calling 17.34 63267 Goldstar Whitey 17.45 87241 Right On Time 17.52 44628 It’s A Joke 17.26 87346 Famous Lee nwtd 51785 Lucy Lingers nwtd

12:40PM 1 2 2 3 1 4 5 3 6 7 4 8 9 10


B Dann J McInerney L Waretini J McInerney M Grant M & P Binnie S & B Evans J McInerney J McInerney S Hindson



S & B Evans M Grant J McInerney A Botherway J McInerney J McInerney D Roberts A Bradshaw S & B Evans J McInerney


37553 Know Logic 17.21 54385 Ring Clown 17.19 54444 Goldstar Jay Jay 17.25 23144 Ineffable 17.40 64713 Trajan nwtd 72121 Major Storm 17.59 81877 Sozin’s Blue 17.26 57358 Homebush Boden 17.46 87346 Famous Lee nwtd 37881 Giancana 17.36

d M9 Whanganui Dogs

Today at Hatrick Raceway

G Cleeve M Grant S & B Evans B Dann J McInerney C Roberts J McInerney J McInerney S & B Evans S Hindson



August 9

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PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time

1 2 1 3 4 5 2 6 4 7 8 3 9 10

53151 Duke Bruce 17.94 35383 Plan Stan 17.96 16112 Big Time Flash 17.64 11277 Always Dizzy 18.07 14352 Bigtime On Track 17.77 71864 Viking Ash 17.87 41544 Bigtime Baxter 17.67 31868 Dottie Bell 18.09 85872 Bigtime Spark 17.74 47756 Nippa-A-Spot 17.82

5:29PM 1 2 2 3 1 4 5 3 6 4 7 8 9 10

5:46PM 1 4 2 2 3 4 1 5 3 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 2 3 4 3 5 4 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 1 5 2 6 7 8 9 10

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$2,860, C2, 520m

M Flipp L Cole J & D Bell L Cole G & S Fredrickson S Kite J McInerney B Mitchell L Cole B Mitchell

$1,685, C2, 305m

L Pearce M Roberts J McInerney L Pearce M Flipp L Cole J McInerney N Udy M Gowan L Cole




N Udy L Pearce L Cole J McInerney F Kite N Udy L Cole J & D Bell G & S Fredrickson J McInerney


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$3,325, C2/3, 520m

K Gommans G & S Fredrickson L Cole A Turnwald M Roberts L Cole G Hodgson L Cole L Cole M Goodier

$2,860, C4/5, 305m

Ross & Voyce L Cole J McArthur L Cole L Cole L Cole J & D Bell G & S Fredrickson M Flipp G & S Fredrickson


87383 Bigtime Caleb 30.12 F7272 Our Hemi 30.70 52683 Bigtime Tank 30.36 26474 Bigtime Homie 30.16 58777 Bigtime Rocco 30.08 73436 Allen Mack 30.10 37536 Bigtime Fred 30.29 21587 Bigtime Maci 30.53

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2 1 4 3

1 2 3 2 4 1 5 6 3 7 8 9 10 1 2 4 3 1 4 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 1 6 7 8 9 10

$3,325, C2/3, 520m

L Cole A Turnwald L Cole L Cole L Cole M Roberts L Cole S Kite





$4,030, C4, 520m

M Olden L Cole G & S Fredrickson M Roberts L Cole L Cole L Cole L Cole

$2,035, C2/3, 305m


W Woods N Udy L Cole G & S Fredrickson N Udy L Cole A Turnwald M Olden L Cole N Udy


L Cole L Cole L Cole A Turnwald L Cole L Cole L Cole B Marsh L Cole M Roberts




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31555 Three Amigos 17.55 27531 Cawbourne Liz 17.62 11238 Idol Duke 17.86 55868 Bigtime Ziggy 17.66 18185 Bigtime Molly 17.71 87111 Awesome Quality 17.61 53626 Zoie Willow 17.30 46816 Big Time Billie 17.67 35258 Go Ash 17.61 7188X Thunderation 17.48

J & D Bell M Roberts M Flipp L Cole L Cole L Cole J & D Bell L Cole M Flipp G & S Fredrickson

b M5 Alexandra Park Harness Today at Alexandra Park

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Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Right-handed; Length: 1006m; Weather: Showers DOUBLES TREBLES QUADDIES PLACE 6 6:04PM OPT 38


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3YO+, NON-WINNERS & MR43–MR47., 2200m PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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55586 Heather Rae (1) T Macfarlane Major Rage (2) L Whittaker X8877 Benjamin Button (3) J Abernethy Smoken Shazza 63484 Black Coffee (4) T Macfarlane 597X3 Courtney Jane (5) Hollis/Robertson 23732 Sea Change (6) S Reid 4X724 Corbaux (7) D & C McGowan Barrier

9 Down The Hatch 10 60X68 Mac Paua (u1) J Abernethy

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74233 Safrakova (1) L Chin 9X862 The Last Gamble (2) D Moore X5383 Sir Henry Castleton (3) W Taylor 95462 Magnafique (4) Wallis/Hackett 6X144 Pretorius (5) D Moore 600X0 Breaking Bad (6) J & J Dickie 319X0 Invictus (7) Wallis/Hackett Whips N Spurs 90760 Izinthezone (u1) G Noakes X1222 Kay Cee (u2) J & J Dickie 13645 Prince Mackendon (u3) Wallis/Hackett 23275 Michelle (u4) M Jones 05X1 Havehorsewilltravel (u5) D Simpson 48196 Savitskaya (u6) L Chin

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S McCaffrey S Iremonger (J) A Harrison (J) M McKendry D Moore Z Butcher T Mitchell SCRATCHED G Noakes J I Dickie T Cameron J Morrison (J) B Mangos L Chin

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1 49575 Simon (1) T Vince 2 04619 In My Shadow (2) D & C McGowan

S Iremonger (J) T Hanara (J)

21222 Sole Ambition (3) B Purdon 32142 All Yours (4) White/Berger 4777X Bettor Sensation (5) K Marshall 97751 Warloch (6) M House X8239 The Lone Ranger (7) S Telfer 26245 Young Conqueror (8) A Donnelly Barrier

N Delany (J) L Whittaker (J) F Schumacher (J) J Morrison (J) D Ferguson (J) A Harrison (J)


C Smith (J)3

9 029X7 Park Avenue (21) J & J Dickie


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$25,000, R56-R85 DiscrHcp, 2700m

77571 Jansson (1) Wallis/Hackett Charlemagne 69880 George (2) G Noakes 71525 Eyre I Go (3) J Young X0314 Matua Tana (u1) Wallis/Hackett 88566 Lovely Bundy (u2) P & V Blanchard 71746 Majestic One (1) J Abernethy 754X2 Sex On Fire (2) T Herlihy 42367 Sol Invictus (u1) J Abernethy X4955 The Hulk (u2) A Matthews 49372 Mr Good And Evil (1) Wallis/Hackett X7102 Paramount King (1) J & J Dickie 65224 Sunny Glenis (2) B Purdon 43413 C K Spur (1) A Donnelly 08111 Sertorius (u1) J & J Dickie

B Hackett SCRATCHED K Marshall4 M McKendry T Mitchell J Stormont S Abernethy T Cameron J Abernethy A Matthews B Mangos0 J I Dickie S Phelan D Butcher3 Z Butcher2

$20,000, R58-R65., 2200m

44735 Mohs Em Down (1) B Purdon 27163 Court On The Edge (2) S Telfer 16X47 Bettor My Dreamz (3) R Green 82121 The Empress (4) R Green 46672 Hunter Bromac (5) S Telfer 34231 Rubens (6) Wallis/Hackett 51611 Gladamare (7) B Mangos 64824 Spirit Of Anzac (8) White/Berger

Z Butcher B Butcher D Butcher A Poutama J Morrison (J) T Cameron B Mangos4 M White


3 9 4 10

21352 Adieu Flirt (21) J Abernethy 41223 Go Kiwi (22) M McIntyre 11 80X13 Delightful Major (23) M House 12 67236 Delightful Deal (24) A Donnelly

8:17PM 49




$2,390, C4, 305m

L Cole J & D Bell G Hodgson L Cole L Cole L Cole M Flipp G & S Fredrickson M Flipp B Marsh

3 4 5 6 7 8



33116 Cheese And Chalk 17.78 21877 Cawbourne Ridge 17.65 78132 Billy’s Churn 17.95 77415 Bigtime Sheer 17.62 52353 Bigtime Jetty 17.50 71337 Bigtime Bee 17.62 41147 Eye Far 17.70 53428 Bigtime Chris 17.56 35258 Go Ash 17.61 66748 Hip Hop Rapper 17.49




11618 Bigtime Kiss 30.52 43173 Bigtime Annie 30.58 32256 Bigtime Levi 30.06 67163 Diddilee 30.07 11111 Bigtime Cooper 30.35 17244 Bigtime Brody 30.16 11573 Ask King Jeff 29.97 46241 Tyson’s Quest 29.98 15824 Bigtime Lily 30.18 77634 Dyna Vernon 30.17



1 2

N Udy M Olden N Udy L Cole Kettlewell & Phillips M Olden L Cole J McInerney L Cole N Udy

47718 Mahala Bay 17.75 FX175 Only Seconds nwtd 67277 Bigtime Jasmine 17.61 22442 Bigtime Bronx 17.65 35458 Opawa Lyon 17.53 21336 Bigtime Stella 17.80 66463 Mikachu 17.59 634X7 Cockney Rip Off 17.72 62567 Bigtime Jamie 17.71 68676 Bombshell Blonde nwtd


L Cole L Cole

$2,035, C2/3, 305m

31163 Cossie Cooper 30.35 72355 Big Time Seth 30.31 54563 Gazza’s Girl 30.69 44341 She’s For Us nwtd 63288 Bigtime Mia 30.18 47226 Bigtime Acacia 30.34 47636 Djay Dynamix 30.13 51658 Bigtime Mike 30.42

8:26PM 1 3 2 4 3 1 4 5 6 2 7 8 9 10


86732 Bacon My Heart 17.79 42526 Running Freer 17.69 52571 Zara Zoe 17.79 11618 Bigtime Coco 17.72 82231 Alamein Tane 17.86 27168 Breed Apart 17.75 22232 Bigtime Honey 17.67 67643 Sozin’s Roar 17.95 62567 Bigtime Jamie 17.71 68676 Bombshell Blonde nwtd



36861 Jinja Loren 17.63 31843 Bigtime Bremner 17.48 45615 Fifi 17.38 31766 Bigtime Pearl 17.64 31112 Sir Duggie 17.18 71331 Bigtime Shine 17.26 51786 Justa Gift 17.62 23254 Bigtime Emjay 17.52 57177 Idol Nifty 17.46 7188X Thunderation 17.48




12126 Thrilling Massey 30.62 11254 Funky Facts 31.05 33146 Zipping Cobra 30.15 1554F Vibe 30.95 66233 Gray Bale 30.23 61114 Big Time Tina 30.89 27625 Buddy Loaded 30.79 63215 Bigtime Daisy 30.86 25558 Bigtime Forest 30.20 78844 Electrical Storm 30.46


$1,685, C2, 305m Trainer


65131 Judge Me Jackie 17.91 53343 Cawbourne Moss 17.66 35323 Sozin’s Fortune 17.93 26516 Retail Mayhem 18.03 54651 Idol Patches 17.71 68432 Bigtime Lizzy 17.65 55163 Queen Kong 17.77 11232 Zara Jinx nwtd 37758 Butterball 17.59 17828 Bigtime Silver 17.99




22321 Sahara Pippa 30.98 13511 Big Time Rhino 30.52 63717 Opawa Henry 30.53 47721 Bigtime Benji 30.44 46416 Bigtime Rosie 31.03 54558 Rowdy Ruby 30.39 12531 Here’s Hemi 30.56 12822 Tuff Knight 30.37 25558 Bigtime Forest 30.20 76351 Tuff Treasure 30.81




9 25558 Bigtime Forest 30.20 10 72763 Bigtime Alfie 30.09

R Wales


1 5 Jinja Dylan nwtd 2 36 Homebush Yuri nwtd 2 3 5 Sonja nwtd 4 67526 Smash McDougal nwtd 5 Hustle Ace nwtd 6 77637 Opawa Lola nwtd 4 7 4 Punters Kirsty nwtd 1 8 Translation nwtd 9 776X4 Opawa Pauline nwtd 10 788 My Emmett nwtd



788 My Emmett nwtd

Compiled by

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

J Abernethy T Mitchell J I Dickie S Phelan


$14,999, R53-R56., 2200m

6FX61 Flying Steps (1) S Telfer 53176 Drum Withers (2) K Sefonte 41816 Final Delight (3) M House 71401 Le Girl (4) D & C McGowan 1150X Unfinished Business (5) I Brownlee 1 Express Delight (6) T Herlihy 58315 Bella Roza (7) A Donnelly P8146 Hezaluckygrinner (8) L White

B Butcher A Poutama2 J Morrison (J)3 K Marshall J Abernethy T Cameron S Phelan M White4


9 61869 Romanite (21) T Vince 4 10 1645 Only Me (22) J & J Dickie 3 11 0X192 Megastar (23) R Dunn

B Mangos J I Dickie P Ferguson


8:42PM OPT 51



9:09PM OPT 53



1 2 4 3 4 3 5 6 7 8 9 1 10 2 11

1 4 2 3

$25,000, R63-R95 DiscrHcp, 2700m 0

57724 Imajollywally (1) J Young 72366 The Bull Pen (2) R Green 12411 Ball Of Art (3) B Purdon 52555 Shillelagh (4) M House 44153 Baquero (5) A Donnelly 92433 Ivana Flybye (1) S Telfer 25918 Bare Knuckle (1) B Mangos 60242 Juice Brogden (2) N Chilcott 41113 Mogul (3) M House 34331 Dance Time (1) S Telfer 73211 Check In (2) S Telfer


1 4 2


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8



$14,999, NON-WINNERS 3YO+ C&G., 2200m

1 Henry Hu (1) B Purdon 2 Mumsies Lad (2) B & G Hughes 3 55723 Blair Boy (3) I Hilliard 4 2 Hampton Banner (4) R Green 5 44322 Double Or Nothing (5) R Green 6 Johnson Step (6) A Matthews 7 Godziller (7) W Anstis 8 525 Hughie Junior (8) B & G Hughes

9:41PM OPT 54

S Abernethy0 A Poutama0 Z Butcher P Ferguson0 S Phelan0 B Butcher0 B Mangos N Chilcott J Morrison (J) A Harrison (J)1 D Butcher

S Phelan J I Dickie J Stormont D Butcher Z Butcher J Abernethy F Schumacher (J) T Cameron3


$14,999, R40-R51., 2200m

23143 Nurburgring (1) J & J Dickie 56655 Bold Ruler (2) D & C McGowan 98033 Charlotte Royal (3) P & V Blanchard 180X7 Mister Slick (4) T Vince 30478 Vanhalem (5) C Sharpe 92865 Pegasus Kommander (6) T Vince 22543 Katamach (7) Hollis/Robertson 85075 Destined For Heaven (8) T Vince Barrier

9 X7569 Spirit Of Love (21) M Collins 10 96744 Quick As Fire (22) D Balle

10:09PM OPT 57

J I Dickie K Marshall1 P Ferguson J Stormont Z Butcher4 A Poutama D Butcher2 B Mangos3

S Abernethy F Schumacher (J)


1 75 Sunny Petite (1) J Stormont 2 89 Peannie (2) T Herlihy 4 3 3667X Te Kouka Dawn (3) M Nicholas 3 4 The Urban Spaceman (4) J & J Dickie 5 0X Smartly Spoken (5) N Chilcott 2 6 X9342 Just Ricky (6) M Pemberton 1 7 1070X Chinski (7) S McCaffrey 8 36X06 Highland Queen (u1) Wallis/Hackett 9 X0PX2 Keystone Cavalier (u2) T Hall 10 94 Our Spitfire (u3) Wallis/Hackett

J Stormont T Cameron M Nicholas J I Dickie N Chilcott S Phelan0 S McCaffrey B Hackett F Schumacher (J) T Mitchell2


c M6

4 3

Riccarton Park Races Tomorrow at Riccarton Park

August 10

Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Heavy; Direction: Lefthanded; Length: 2400m; Straight: 400m; Rail: True | morning frost; Weather: Rain DOUBLES TREBLES QUADDIES PLACE 6

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 8-9-10 2-3-4-5, 7-8-9-10 5-6-7-8-9-10

4 2


11:30AM OPT 652



$20,000, 0-1 WIN HDL, 3100m PX # REC Horse (Barrier) kg Trainer Jockey

1 2 1 3 3 4 2 5 6 7 8 9 4 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 0 18

32129 Cashel (9) 68.5 S Cameron S Phelan Alfie Dee SCRATCHED 07123 Animator (2) 68.5 B Hawtin E Farr 21852 Mesmerize (5) 68.5 R Connors M Gillies 34422 Abacus (10) 67 J Wheeler 64P29 Keyboard Warrior (7) 67 P Robson 1 35335 Master Courtsman (11) 67 T Corric B Lammas 52F75 Quaff (8) 67 J Wheeler 89737 Manhattan Street (14) 67 L Latta 68031 Revolution (4) 68.5 Nelson/McDougal A Kuru X5822 Sir Ritchie (12) 67 K Myers S Fannin Little Macs SCRATCHED 07000 Redesdale (6) 67 K Hampton M Gibbs-Manssen (3) X0734 Southern Cool (15) 67 A Schwarz S Higgins 6532F Tittletattle (1) 65 D Cunningham 7X6P8 Jayla Monet (13) 65 D Kennedy M Cropp Wentworth SCRATCHED 318F8 Class Above (3) 68.5 K Myers

12:00PM OPT 653



$25,000, Rating 72 Benchmark, 1200m

1 42159 Lincoln Hills (7) 60.5 L Latta 2 78653 Nakyama (9) 59 K & P Hughes 1 3 X88X1 Middagurd (8) 59 K Myers 4 13041 Turncoat (14) 61 M & M Pitman 1 5 22228 Paddy Bourke (1) 58.5 M Oulaghan 6 281X0 Moss Jazz (11) 58 S Blair-Edie 7 75093 Windsor (5) 58 T Rae 1 8 649X4 Always On Call (3) 57.5 T Kennedy 9 11764 Black Label (10) 57.5 S Tyler 10 X0917 Platinum Volos (4) 57.5 L Latta 4 11 X2122 Vasiliki (6) 56.5 L Robinson 1 12 X1583 Opio Rose (13) 56 S Blair-Edie 13 1281L. Nellie Bly (2) 55.5 M & M Pitman 1 14 12546 Suggestive Loox (12) 55.5 A Carston 1

3 2 1

12:35PM OPT 656



$20,000, MDN, 1400m

1 32 Tap ’n’ Go (9) 58.5 White/Callaway 1 2 96442 Acre (21) 58.5 S Woodsford 3 255 Gerry Joyce (2) 58.5 J Gordon 4 65972. Nero (3) 58.5 M McCann 1 2 5 X2523 Cee Sharp (19) 56.5 M & M Pitman 1 3 6 X8424 Highland Lady (16) 56.5 T Rae 1 7 She’ll Cat Choux 8 84425 Faux Pas (6) 56.5 S Robertson 1 9 Figeameout 10 6X421 Floral Art (7) 58.5 P Didham 4 11 6331 Pure Class (13) 58.5 K Moore 12 X0620 Altamente (17) 56.5 M Harris 13 208 No Quantum (20) 56.5 J Gordon 14 76X34. Rosie Glow (11) 56.5 K & A Tyler 15 X5903 Vows You Made (12) 56.5 C Trembath 1 16 342 Chuck A Luck (4) 56 M & M Pitman 1 0 17 83064 Elva (14) 56.5 A Carston 1 0 18 39740 Diplomat (15) 58.5 B Blackie 1 0 19 24X08 Picture This (18) 58.5 B Hawtin 0 20 26590 Castlereigh (1) 56.5 C Trembath 21 The Gaffin 0 22 58040 Ubetiam (8) 56.5 J & K Parsons 0 23 854 Miss Oaks (5) 56.5 A Carston 1 0 24 05585 Five Princes (10) 58.5 C Spittles

1:10PM 655


1 2 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 3 13 14


1 2 3 4 4 5 6 2 7 3 8 9 10 (a2) 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 0 19


1 2 3 4 4 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

2 1

4 2

1 2 3 4 5 6



K Asano (a4) SCRATCHED K Chowdhoory (a2) C Campbell (a2) C Johnson R Mudhoo (a3) T Moseley D Prastiyou K Williams K Kwo (a3) A Bohorun (a3) L Callaway L Allpress


$25,000, Rating 72 Benchmark, 1600m

53118 Montserrat (5) 57 B & S Anderton 13148 Red Forest (9) 57 M Paewai 88234 Ophelia Lee (10) 56.5 D & E Haworth 03321 Wafer (8) 56.5 M Breslin 1X798 So Brazen (1) 56 M & M Pitman 1 73284 Midnite Kaos (7) 54 A Dickson 25070 Sun Genes (15) 54 K & A Tyler 03366 Heaven Knows (6) 54 J Burrows X7006 Father Lenihan (11) 60 L Latta



J Lowry L Allpress R Myers K Williams S Weatherley (a) K Kwo (a3) T Moseley L Callaway K Asano (a4)


X1141 Shamal (1) 69 K Duncan 51419 Gagarin (11) 68 K Myers 9842P Chocolate Fish (8) 67 S Brown X7544 Crash Bandicoot (10) 66.5 K Myers 43121 It’s A Wonder (4) 65 H Wilson 93L2F Des De Jeu (3) 65 M Oulaghan 323PP Zardetto (9) 65 Nelson/McDougal 54X13 Doctor Hook (5) 65 A Bull 37312 Mr Enthusiastic (6) 65 J Wheeler 8P138 Who Can Tell (2) 65 K Myers 20046 Macklemore (7) 65 J Wheeler

2:57PM 659


K Chowdhoory (a2) K Williams S Weatherley (a) S Collett J Lowry

62652 Our Teddy Boy (14) 60 S Tyler R Mudhoo (a3) 95419 Rock Island Line (16) 60 L Latta R Elliot Torre Del Greco SCRATCHED Irish Express SCRATCHED 00107 Augustace (4) 58.5 S Robertson 1 J Laking 63310 Lord Beaver (2) 58.5 T & L Prendergast C Campbell (a2) 01663 Tuilana (3) 58 N Coulbeck C Johnson 00157 Red Rose Warrior (12) 58 N Ridley 1 S Collett Shanzino SCRATCHED X4551 Whiskey In The Jar (13) 57.5 S Woodsford K Chowdhoory

2:22PM 658



L Callaway K Asano (a4) K Mudhoo R Mudhoo (a3) R Elliot L Allpress SCRATCHED T Moseley SCRATCHED C Johnson T Jonker (a2) D Prastiyou

$25,000, Rating 72 Benchmark, 2000m

33251 Galway Garry (9) 61 K & A Tyler Father Lenihan 83362 Locally Sauced (12) 59.5 G & T Shaw 97978 The Man (3) 59.5 B & S Anderton 545X4 Pickup (11) 59 K James 420X3 Pamir (2) 58 J Luxton 1 08585 Satin Guru (6) 58 B & S Anderton 318F8 Class Above (7) 57 K Myers 14X04 Iwo Jima (10) 57 C Spittles X0525 I’llav Bubbles (13) 56 A Carston 1 60018 Karm ’N’ Easy (8) 55.5 K & A Tyler X2258 Fly Without Wings (4) 55 S Blair-Edie 55323 Ahyum (1) 54 Champion/Murphy 1 X9085 Metasequoia (5) 54 J & K Parsons

1:45PM 654



S Toolooa (a3) R Elliot S Weatherley (a) L Allpress L Callaway S Collett C Johnson K Williams C O'Beirne (a3) T Moseley A Bohorun (a3) K Chowdhoory (a2) K Asano (a4)

B Lammas M Gillies S Fannin K Veenendaal S Phelan A Kuru S Higgins T Moki E Farr


$40,000, OPN HCP, 1400m

836X1 Irish Excuse (8) 60 E Winsloe 345X6 Heni (10) 56 M Breslin 2430X Peso (2) 56 Nelson/McDougal 65313 Dynamic (5) 55 M & M Pitman 1 41417 Trudeau (1) 54 T & L Prendergast 86429 Raise You Ten (11) 53.5 B & S Anderton

L Allpress D Hirini (a1) R Elliot T Moseley C Johnson C Campbell (a2)

1 3

7 8 9 10 11 12


27144 Red Sierra (3) 53 D & E Haworth 53220 King Cougar (7) 53 M Breslin 12010 Dreaming Easy (9) 53 S Tyler 54224 Tabard (6) 53 K Myers Nakyama 22228 Paddy Bourke (4) 53 M Oulaghan

3:30PM 660



S Collett R Myers R Mudhoo (a3) SCRATCHED


$22,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m

1 26743 Frankie The Fox (3) 60 M McCann 1 R Mudhoo (a3) 2 176X1 Bluey’s Chance (16) 59.5 K Moore T Jonker (a2) 3 3 2512X Duke Of Plumpton (14) 59 K Myers R Myers 1 4 46536 Tryfan (13) 59 T Rae 1 L Allpress 4 5 31934 Fulltothebrim (23) 58.5 B Laking J Laking 6 X66X8 Humble Pie (10) 58.5 A Bull R Elliot 7 20407 Ruby Marie (6) 58 J Gordon 8 13086 Abbey Kay (19) 57.5 S Tyler K Chowdhoory (a2) 9 20920 Manhattan Fire (7) 57.5 J & K Parsons S Weatherley (a) 10 X0052 Promising (20) 57 K & A Tyler K Asano (a4) 11 22905 Queen Jetsun (1) 57 T & L Prendergast K Williams 12 33410 Regent Street (18) 57 A Schwarz J Lowry 13 6571 Wynmoore (22) 57 K Moore C Campbell (a2) 14 X1093 Just Another Day (21) 56 White/Callaway 1 C Johnson 15 84130 To Love You (12) 56 D Frye B Murray (a2) 16 46303 Amour La Vie (15) 55.5 B Tapper R Beeharry (a3) 0 17 12080 Double Down (4) 55.5 A Frye 0 18 X1070 Lincoln Zephyr (17) 57 C Trembath 0 19 80948 Whitney (2) 54 K Peters 1 0 20 6X600 Melbourne Born (5) 55.5 S Woodsford 0 21 60060 Bet She Is (11) 54 P Harris 0 22 25070 Sun Genes (8) 56.5 K & A Tyler 0 23 03366 Heaven Knows (9) 54 J Burrows


4:05PM 661


1 2 3 1 4 5 6 3 7 8 9 10 11

4 2



21922 Rosewood (3) 60 M Paewai L Allpress 67011 Dez (5) 59.5 S Wilson C Johnson 46859 Elfee (4) 56.5 M & M Pitman 1 S Weatherley (a) 18188 Lil Miss Swiss (11) 55 K & A Tyler T Jonker (a) 06789 Platinum Command (7) 53.5 L Latta 39956 The Gordonian (9) 53.5 J Gordon K Mudhoo 31315 Nomen Ludi (2) 53 E Winsloe T Moseley 51524 Londonderry Air (6) 53 B & S Anderton C Campbell (a) 61172 Look Out (1) 53 Nelson/McDougal S Collett 42629 Smiling Assassin (10) 53 M & M Pitman 1 R Elliot 83783 Eager Beaver (8) 53 K & A Tyler K Chowdhoory (a)

4:45PM 657




$22,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2000m

1 56971 Slammer (1) 60 B & S Anderton C Campbell (a2) 2 20826 Bullitt (15) 58.5 S Cameron J Lowry 3 71024 Ringbolt (18) 58.5 J Gordon K Mudhoo 3 4 18443 Nathan Detroit (11) 58 P Robson 1 D Hirini (a1) 5 32106 Odysseus (21) 58 G & M Eade T Moseley 6 00954 Red Major (9) 58 L Robinson 1 C O'Beirne (a3) 7 72109 King Of The Dance (4) 57.5 Charles/Corbett D Prastiyou 2 8 28025 Our Boy Baz (10) 57.5 K & A Tyler K Kwo (a3) 9 06105. Countess Ruby (2) 57 T Kennedy C Johnson 10 04526 Gloss (17) 57 M & M Pitman 1 S Weatherley (a) 1 11 42735. Mamba (6) 57 N Ridley 1 S Collett 12 7761 Stop Making Sense (13) 57 S Woodsford K Williams 4 13 90712 Bridget Town (5) 56.5 T Foley R Beeharry (a3) 14 Mizzena SCRATCHED 15 25391 Molly Polly (23) 56.5 K & A Tyler K Asano (a4) 16 39216 Sulu Sea (22) 56 Champion/Murphy 1 L Allpress 0 17 X7307 Southern Jazz (16) 57 S Blair-Edie 0 18 86475 Mrs Gee Eye (7) 55 White/Callaway 1 0 19 59040 Madam De Soir (19) 55 J Phillips 0 20 66560 Fantasy Flight (12) 55 K Myers 0 21 70X90 She’s Payback (14) 55 C Spittles 0 22 73009 Roc The Cradle (8) 56.5 A Carston 1 0 23 04067 Shaz The Bank (20) 54.5 K & P Hughes 1 0 24 0X000 Prawn Star (3) 55 M White

c M2

Tomorrow at Pukekohe Park

August 10

Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Heavy; Direction: Righthanded; Length: 1900m; Straight: 520m; Rail: True; Weather: Showers


2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9 2-3-4-5, 6-7-8-9 4-5-6-7-8-9


$10,000, MDN, 2100m Jockey


$25,000, Rating 72 Benchmark, 2100m

1 6X346 Divine Duke (9) 61 O'Sullivan/Scott 2 37584 Tweedledee (7) 59.5 O'Sullivan/Scott 3 Joe Cargo 4 X7052 Windy Height (4) 58.5 A Fuller 5 248X9. Blackmagicwoman (8) 57.5 S Ritchie 1 6 52141 Nulli Secundus (5) 57.5 N Bishara 4 7 86269 The Kipling Girl (1) 57.5 S Wenn 3 8 45122 Pursued (3) 56.5 P Gordon 9 0X911. Heavenly Gold (6) 55.5 P & J Brosnan 10 23494 Delegate (13) 55.5 S & E Clotworthy 11 X0751 Red John (2) 55.5 H Pryce 12 04F21 Bay Rocker (15) 55 C & S Phelan 13 18X06 Silk (11) 54.5 J Bell


2 1 4 3

1:25PM OPT 637

3 1 2 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

4 3 2

1 2 3 4 5 6

J Kamaruddin (a4) T Yanagida (a2) SCRATCHED C Grylls E McCall (a3) R Scott (a3) S McKay A Goindasamy (a3) A Jones D Danis (a2) A Calder C Burdan (a3) D Mansour


THE WORKSHOP 1924 1200

A Goindasamy (a3) M Hashizume (a4) E Leighton (a4) S Spratt A Calder D Danis (a2) M Cameron D Mansour R Scott (a3)


$30,000, Rating 82 Benchmark, 1600m


D Danis (a2) T Thornton R Smyth T Yanagida (a2) C Dell E McCall (a3) A Goindasamy (a3)


$35,000, OPN HCP, 1400m

40X50 Seventh Up (2) 60 S Hale 7623X Blue Breeze (6) 58.5 A Morley 36161 Admiral (5) 57.5 S Ralph X0103 Battle Time (4) 56 T & M Carter 33255 He’s Cavalier (1) 56 J Hatton 0X555 Hello M’Lady (3) 54 V Prendergast

2:39PM OPT 641

L Satherley C Lammas S Spratt R Smyth

$25,000, Rating 72 Benchmark, 1200m

84146 Ticket To Ride (7) 59 K & G Opie 63243 Paisley Park (1) 58.5 G Richardson 14121 Cherry Lane (2) 57 N Bishara X8022 Bransome (5) 57 F Neill 13031 Mont Ventoux (6) 56 R Liefting 61628 Good Vibes (4) 54 P & J Brosnan 44637 Scaglioni (3) 54 T Mitchell

2:04PM OPT 636



1 X0135 Inca Warrior (6) 61 S Cole 2 88272. Solmization (2) 60 D Walker 3 57502 Justacanta (1) 59 S & E Clotworthy 4 0X467 Call Me Bob (8) 58.5 N Tiley 5 00X54 Irish Mist (9) 57.5 M/Rogers 6 74216 Liquid Inspiration (7) 56 W Hillis 7 70466 Lupelani (5) 55.5 N Tiley 8 1407X I Walk Alone (3) 54 C Isdale 9 70X99 Pushka (4) 54 G Merkulov


M Hashizume (a4) E Leighton (a4) T Thornton S Spratt E McCall (a3) C Lammas


$10,000, MDN, 1400m

1 49422 Kapalka (4) 58.5 TeamRogerson C Lammas 2 04723 Plushenko (3) 58.5 G & T Shaw J Fawcett (a1) 3 X0072 Patch Man (13) 58.5 O'Sullivan/Scott A Goindasamy (a3) 4 6040X Anatow (10) 58.5 M/Rogers S McKay 5 0X657 Man Power (1) 58.5 S Ralph C Burdan (a3) 6 866X9 Le Patron (14) 58.5 K Harrison T Yanagida (a2) 7 587X0. Whero Rapa (6) 58.5 L Winters J Riddell 1 8 32 Haere Up (15) 56.5 R Liefting R Scott (a3) 3 9 3 My Superior Girl (11) 56.5 C Cameron A Calder 10 4 Atlanta Georgia (2) 56.5 B McKeagg D Danis (a2) 11 8X056. Havana Heat (8) 56.5 Wallace/Cooksley C Dell 12 70X90 Famous Belle (5) 56.5 S Ralph S Spratt 13 0X8 Hurricane Maggie (12) 56.5 Baker/Forsman M Cameron 14 00X06 If We Meet Again (9) 56.5 I George E McCall (a3) 15 5 Rising Ransom (7) 56 S Marsh C Grylls

2 4

3:14PM OPT 642



1 23X93 Answer Back (4) 58.5 S Hewetson T Newman (a3) 2 80X30 Razor (9) 58.5 S Ralph J Fawcett (a1) 3 96 Captain Reg (11) 58.5 N Kelly J Riddell 4 0900. Chur Ching (5) 58.5 M Irwin A Goindasamy (a3) 5 Ian’s Legacy (12) 58.5 Moroney/Gerard S McKay 6 0 Manavgat (10) 58.5 Wallace/Cooksley M Hashizume (a4) 7 Way South (14) 58.5 R Collett A Calder 1 8 454X3 Arabian Gift (3) 56.5 M Forbes S Spratt 9 25X49 The White Queen (1) 56.5 S Marsh C Grylls 10 90258 Littlemisspunky (2) 56.5 P & J Brosnan R Scott (a3) 11 X2840. Angelica (16) 56.5 G Richardson C Lammas 2 12 45X4 Kayture (8) 56.5 M & K Murdoch L Innes 3 13 84X6 Oh What Fun (13) 56.5 G Old T Thornton 14 0 Gorgeous In Gold (15) 56.5 E Shattock E McCall (a3) 4 15 Vicki Vallencourt (7) 56.5 Baker/Forsman M Cameron 16 X2667. Victoria (6) 56.5 P & D Williams T Yanagida (a2)

3:49PM OPT 639



$22,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m

1 86801 So Much Mour (1) 60 B Hawtin C Burdan (a3) 2 X0844 Mount Midoriyama (6) 59.5 N Tiley L Innes 2 3 34357 Tipical (4) 59.5 T Pike M McNab 4 5091 Johnnie Redmond (13) 59 O'Sullivan/Scott D Danis (a2) 5 88X31. Rukuhia (5) 59 G Old T Thornton 1 6 8X214. Symbio (7) 59 J Mahoney J Riddell 7 2419 Frozen (14) 56.5 P & D Williams M Cameron 8 0X881 Mariota (8) 56.5 G Hennessy A Goindasamy (a3) 4 9 07015 Whoshe’s Girl (2) 56.5 D Wilson M Hashizume (a4) 10 20X00. Uabasso (9) 55.5 C Evans R Scott (a3) 11 0X708 Ichiban (12) 55.5 TeamRogerson D Mansour 12 40933 Moet Molly (11) 55 S Wenn E McCall (a3) 13 80X80 Critics Choice (3) 55 K Dell C Dell 14 407X5 Fly To The Moon (10) 54.5 Moroney/Gerard C Lammas


4 783 Solsbury Hill (4) M Heenan 5 77567 The Power Broker (5) A Paisley 1 6 2 Justan’s Sister (6) S Matheson 1 7 Dem Bones Dem Bones 3 8 43245 Majestic Rose (u1) K Kelly 9 8836X Kiwi Heir (u2) A Paisley 10 6075X Barham Belle (1) R Hanson 11 06X0X Apollo Mission (2) P Andrews 12 20800 Svelt (3) K Franks 1 13 0000X Ed Wood (u1) D McCormick



0 4 1

b M7 Gore Harness

Tomorrow at Gore Raceway

August 10

0 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 1 11 2 12 3 13 14 15 0 16

1 4

B McLellan B Barclay R Holmes B Williamson T Williams J Morrison (J) SCRATCHED M Hurrell (J)



1 3035X Helluva Way (1) A Paisley 2 46659 Whangamata (2) B McLellan 3 688DD The Night Sweats (3) S McRae

A Beck B McLellan C D Thornley

$8,500, R45-R49., 2200m

B Barclay B McLellan C Ferguson J Morrison (J) C D Thornley T Williams J W Cox N Williamson

9 10 11 12 13

42788 First Son (21) S Matheson 1 09309 Itz A Major Babe (22) A Hoffman 0X066 Proviseur (23) I Court X0510 Last Harah (24) D Wilson 31330 Flaming Jim (u1) H Hunter

S Tomlinson (J) B Williamson R Holmes S Ottley M Williamson


3:19PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 3 13 14


1 2 3 4 5 4 6 7 8 3 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 4 9 10 1 11 12




$10,000, R40-R80 SpecHcp, 2200m

M Hurrell (J) A Beck M Williamson B Laughton (J) S Tomlinson (J) S Ottley D D McCormick B Williamson N Williamson B Barclay

$7,000, R40-R44., 2200m

08980 Martin McGuinness (1) L Bond 34002 Bound To Be Bettor (2) S Walkinshaw 06705 Dreaminsover (3) S Lock Shindal 88772 Carlo Gambino (4) B McLellan 94404 Glacier Coaster (5) A Hoffman 77509 Whiskyinthejar (6) H Hunter 8007X Royal Caroline (7) P Andrews

N Williamson S Walkinshaw R McIlwrick SCRATCHED B McLellan B Barclay R Holmes A Armour

5496X Black Ops (21) C Barron 70027 Dismara (22) C Laurenson Ellnbac 36659 Vigoroso (23) D O'Connell 24555 Matinee Idol (24) H Hunter 36895 Edie Jaccka (u1) B Gray

E Barron (J) M Hurrell (J) SCRATCHED D O'Connell M Williamson T Williams



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X4530 Miss Bamboocha (1) C Laurenson 1800X Larch (2) A Wohlers 30356 Dusky Eyre (3) R Allen 06221 Anothersuperstar (4) R Allen X8777 Amabede (1) S Matheson 1 35272 Spotlight The Valley (2) R Wilson 11363 Sugar Cane (u1) D McCormick 47835 That’s The Story (1) B Williamson 35618 De Vito (u1) R Wilson 42130 Robbie Royale (u2) B Gray


$9,000, R50-R63 SpecHcp, 2200m


$10,000, R50-R70., 2200m


5173 My Design (1) M Jones 58622 Possente Cavallo (2) A Hoffman 25345 Hurricane Banner (3) S Matheson 1 05038 Thaboyz Toy (4) T Stratford 1 X2804 Frank The Tank (5) D Wilson 60925 Ardent Lustre (6) I Court 8597X Wolf West (7) T Stratford 1 Gomeo Denario 25123 Rake (8) M House 10009 Sounds Bettor (1) G & J Knight 76448 Ivana Legacy (2) S Armour 10091 Hazer (3) B Gray 23213 Loma Jaccka (4) B Gray

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WINNERS & Up-R42 W/C SpecHcp, 2200m PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver


44000 Elva Jaccka (1) B Gray 47741 Tetrick (2) B McLellan 25015 Ideal Asset (3) S Armour 36347 Star Ruler (4) G & J Knight 01328 Delight Of Texas (5) M House 89186 Cruisin Reuben (6) T Stratford 1 70X00 Countess Of Arden (7) J Stiven 20213 The Red Robber (8) T Stratford 1




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 3 4 5 2 6 1 7 8 9 4 10



$10,000, NON-WINNERS 3YO+ F&M., 2200m

30084 Phoebe’s Delight (21) B McLellan 0 Esther Jaccka (22) B Gray 34332 Silk (23) I Court 0X434 All Money (24) M House 07792 Shezdawon (25) C Gerken 74754 Delightful Gloria (26) G & J Knight Phil’s Last Chance 300X0 Tact Miesha (u1) C Laurenson



B Barclay A Armour N Williamson SCRATCHED T Williams S Ottley R McIlwrick B McLellan S Ottley E Barron (J) C D Thornley C Ferguson SCRATCHED N Williamson R Swain M Williamson


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S Tomlinson (J) SCRATCHED B Williamson E Barron (J) R Holmes J Morrison (J) C D Thornley M Hurrell (J)

7878 Plutonium Lady (1) M Jones 0097X Bettor Move On (2) C Barron 87 Crosso’s Cullect (3) S McRae 73990 Smokin Annie (4) B McLellan Winsomechange 44633 Loissonya (5) B Negus 7X0 Jive (6) S McRae 05905 Indulgence (7) H Hunter






J Morrison (J) K McNaught (J) S Tomlinson (J) SCRATCHED M Williamson E Barron (J) R McIlwrick A Armour K Franks D D McCormick

$10,000, NON-WINNERS 3YO+., 2200m

88 Pick Six Telf (21) B Gray 80069 Dalness Arizona (22) S Armour 00872 A Cracker Knight (23) B Gray Razcal Alley 88320 The Naenae Express (24) R Swain 1 04 Willison (25) M Jones 80028 Tact Denzel (26) S Lock 53569 Old Luke (u1) B McLellan

Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1000m; Weather: Showers and snow flurries 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 2-3-4, 6-7-8 1-2-3-4, 5-6-7-8 3-4-5-6-7-8 HOKONUI RURAL TRANSPORT TROT $10,000, NON-


1 X5094 Charlton Reactor (1) S Matheson 1 2 Nevill Lane 3 Rin Tin Tin (2) B Williamson 4 90X0X Kennington Girl (3) P Andrews 5 99665 Forty Wives (4) R Holmes 6 56252 Iron Woman (5) K Kelly 7 24 Leap Of Faith (6) S McRae 8 88728 Mach O’Melley (7) E Murphy

9 10 2 11 12 3 13 14 15 16


$22,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m

1 04X77 Repo Sun (9) 60 P & D Williams O Bosson 2 00214 Alvins Dream (1) 59 M Forbes S Spratt 3 00144 Deluxe Edition (3) 58.5 I George R Scott (a3) 2 4 0X10. Dependsonsituation (5) 58.5 Moroney/Gerard M McNab 5 X4331 Leaf (7) 58.5 K Nicholson D Mansour 6 84B4L Raaj (13) 58 L Munro M Hashizume (a4) 7 50102 Friday Woolfe (11) 57.5 P & D Williams D Danis (a2) 8 06740. Dare To Compare (12) 57 R Priscott J Fawcett (a1) 4 9 46624 Don’t Doubt Me (8) 57 W Hillis C Lammas 1 10 X0622 Yamuna (6) 57 J McKay S McKay 11 07X76 Mallory Square (14) 57 S Marsh C Grylls 12 906X8 Hermanito (10) 56.5 S Marsh M Cameron 13 X6504 Leica Warrior (2) 56.5 B Hedley T Newman (a3) 14 00958 Innamincka (4) 55.5 R Gavin A Calder


1 X84P7 Caballo Noir (5) 58.5 S & E Clotworthy E Leighton (a4) 2 0X092 Double Happy (15) 58.5 N Tiley L Innes 3 X6672 Junior (4) 58.5 C & S Phelan J Riddell 3 4 7X394 Mitjavile (2) 58.5 L Anderson E McCall (a3) 5 0X840 Cassio (3) 58.5 D Jeffcoat T Thornton 6 055 Compulsive (14) 58.5 C Chipperfield M McNab 7 56X The Anarchist (6) 58.5 B Foote A Goindasamy (a3) 8 6X006 Captain Risky (13) 58.5 Moroney/Gerard C Lammas 9 57089 Hutseegua (10) 58.5 K Harrison T Yanagida (a2) 10 07000. Odd Man Out (12) 58.5 D Waddell L Satherley 11 7X660 Rodolfo (1) 58.5 S Ralph T Newman (a3) 12 0X070 Two Of Us (8) 58.5 P Mirabelli J Fawcett (a1) 1 13 3X023 Unacceptable (7) 56.5 J Bell C Grylls 2 14 78672 Our Star (9) 56.5 S McKee S Spratt 4 15 3. Mianjo (16) 56.5 A Young A Calder 16 57 Awesome Babe (11) 56.5 J Bell D Mansour

12:15PM OPT 635

12:50PM OPT 638

4:25PM OPT 640


PX # REC Horse (Barrier) kg Trainer

X0131 Borninasandpit (14) 54 G Thomas 47136 Lady Azamour (16) 54 P & D Williams 00X58 Century Miss (12) 54 G Thomas 02224 Summer Warrior (10) 54 D Wiles


Pukekohe Races


14 15 16 0 17


6550X Vin Scully (1) H Hunter 32176 Franco Huntington (2) D McLachlan 93791 Holy Havoc (3) H Hunter 64553 Paduka (4) C Barron 18118 Betterthanspraying (5) B Gray 1388X Balius (6) S Matheson 1 38361 Four Starzzz Shiraz (7) D O'Connell Barrier

Honour The Bet 82715 Pocket Call (21) P Robertson 76051 Rebel With A Grin (22) L Bond 51622 The Croupier (23) S Matheson 1 91740 Aveross Rustler (24) W Low

Disclaimer: TAB and MetService have endeavored to ensure the correctness of the information; neither TAB, MetService related companies, nor any of their respective employees or agents make representation as to its accuracy or reliability nor will they, subject to law, be liable for any loss arising in any way from, or in connection with, errors or omissions in any information provided (including responsibility to any person or reason of negligence). TAB may alter the odds after publication – please check odds when placing selections.

S Ottley M Hurrell (J) S Tomlinson (J) B Williamson J Morrison (J) R Holmes T Williams SCRATCHED C D Thornley M Williamson A Armour N Williamson B Barclay

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M Williamson J Morrison (J) R Holmes E Barron (J) B Barclay S Tomlinson (J) D O'Connell SCRATCHED B Williamson N Williamson T Williams S Ottley


Friday, August 9, 2019


In brief

Gillies aims to bounce back NZME Mathew Gillies has gained a doctor’s clearance to ride Gagarin in tomorrow’s Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge 145th Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) at Riccarton. The jumps jockey was concussed in a fall at Riccarton last Saturday, an injury that led to him missing the winning ride on Tallyho Twinkletoe in last Sunday’s Grand National Hurdle (4200m) at Sandown. Despite the significance of the win and missed payday in such a lucrative race, there was not a hint of bitterness or regret from Gillies this week as he was delighted for connections whose ranks include his former jumps jockey colleague Jo Rathbone. “It was so pleasing for Jo to win and for Kevin Myers, who has done so much of the groundwork. “It was a great win for the Kiwis and for New Zealand racing,” Gillies said. “Falling is just part and parcel of being a jumps jockey and I’ve picked up winning rides through another rider falling and getting injured before. “It goes both ways.” Gillies suffered his concussion when El Fernando fell at the final fence of the maiden steeplechase, but passed his clearance in time to have ridden at Wednesday’s Grand National Hurdles meeting had he and trainer Kevin Myers desired. “Both Kevin and I thought it would be best to give it a few more days and Kayla (Veenendaal) had done a lot of work with Guy Fox and I was happy to let her have the ride,” Gillies said. Guy Fox finished third in Wednesday’s Grand National Hurdles (4200m) after Gillies had won the Sydenham Hurdles (3100m) on the horse last Saturday, his only ride before the fall. “El Fernando just started getting tired when he hit the course proper. “The puggy ground got to him and he made an error and then fell.

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Promising performance Bill Thurlow could have another promising mare on his hands after Calling Us Home won the Carole Buick 1100 convincingly by 2-1/2 lengths at Woodville yesterday. The Waverley trainer is in for an exciting season with Group One stayer Glory Days and Group One performer Beyond The Fort, and he believes Calling Us Home is capable of also adding black type to her page. It was the first victory in five starts for the four-year-old daughter of Niagara, who placed in her first three starts. “I just can’t believe she was a maidener,” Thurlow said. “Things just didn’t go quite right last time, but we were pretty confident she would go well.” - NZME

World’s richest race The world has a new richest race, with the announcement of the creation of the $20 million Saudi Cup (1800m), to be run at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh on February 29. The race will be run on dirt and have a maximum field of 14 starters. The race will be free to enter and free to run in. The prize for the winning horse will be $10 million with horses down to 10th place sharing another $10 million between them. - NZME

Autridge’s spring hopes Mathew Gillies gets back on the horse after a fall when he partners Gagarin in the 145th Grand National Steeplechase at Riccarton tomorrow. PHOTO RACE IMAGES “Normally he would have put his legs out but he was just too tired.” Gillies has plenty of confidence in Gagarin for Saturday’s Grand National Steeples after the Myers-trained 11-year-old registered wins in the Manawatu Steeples (4200m) at Awapuni and Wellington Steeples (5500m) at Trentham in his last two steeplechase starts. “Those last two runs have been brilliant,” Gillies said. “Getting him to settle and come from the back is really working well. “I rode him over the hill (when fifth in the McGregor Grant Steeples over 4150m at Ellerslie in June) and he pulled the whole way and used himself up. “I thought after that why not try and settle him back, get him to relax and see if he can have a

bit more energy for the last part of the race and it’s working really well. “Shamal won the race last year and he deserves to be favourite but Gagarin nearly beat him at Waikato. “Shamal was impressive in his race the other day but he might just get caught up in the track if it does get a bit testing, whereas we know Gagarin gets through it well.” Gagarin will be Gillies’ fourth ride in the Grand National Steeples after finishing seventh on Daatledomee in 2011, fourth on Get Flash in 2015, then falling from favourite The Big Opal in an eventful ride in 2016. That day The Big Opal landed awkwardly at the fence with 1200m to run, leaving Gillies without irons for the remainder of the race, the pair only part-

ing company when the jumper made a poor leap at the very last fence. “To win it this year would be great,” said Gillies, whose other ride at tomorrow’s meeting is aboard Mesmerize in the Speight’s Premier Hurdle (3100m). Meanwhile, Gillies is also looking forward to starting a new role on Monday. Previously training in partnership with Graeme Thomas at Cambridge, Gillies will assist Karaka trainer Lance Noble as his travelling foreman. “Lance said they’ve got a really nice young team coming up for the new season and hopefully there might be an opportunity to travel to Australia this season or head south with any horses heading to Christchurch for the New Zealand Cup meeting,” Gillies said.

Exciting performances at the Te Teko trials have put Matamata trainer Stephen Autridge back on the road towards the 2000 and 1000 Guineas at Riccarton in November. With more than 1000 training successes in New Zealand to his name, Autridge has returned to training in his own account after a hugely successful three-year Te Akau partnership with Jamie Richards that produced more than 250 winners. The major spring features in Christchurch became familiar territory during that time, winning the Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) with Xtravagant in 2015 and Embellish in a remarkable first-second-fourth sweep in 2017. They also claimed the Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) in 2015 with Risque. In July of last year, Autridge was appointed to a key training role for Kevin Hickman’s rapidly growing Valachi Downs operation. “I’ve got about 35 in work now, and most of them are young ones,” Autridge said. - NZME


Strong book for battered-and-bruised Thornton NZME Trudy Thornton will cut an imposing figure to her rival jockeys as she walks out to ride at Pukekohe tomorrow. Thornton stood herself down from her final ride at Te Rapa last weekend after her mount Mister Gerinomo clipped heels in an incident that led to Anna Jones copping a four-week suspension. However, Thornton won’t spend any further time on the sidelines after gaining a doctor’s clearance to ride at Pukekohe where her rides include the in-form Admiral

in the feature Pukekohe Plumbing 1400. Thornton politely declined a stewards’ offer to watch video footage of the fall that has left her with bruising to much of her body but said her confidence remains unblemished. “I’ve got bruising to both knees, arms and lower back, but it’s all superficial,” Thornton said. “Oh, and I’ve got two black eyes. “But I’ve lived and breathed horses all my life and injury is just part and parcel of the job. “If I was worried about it, I would have given up long ago.”

Thornton had her first ride on Admiral at Te Rapa last month and couldn’t have been any more impressed as the Stephen Ralphtrained eight-year-old ground out a narrow win over Group winner Sultan Of Swing. TAB bookmakers have installed Admiral a $2.80 second favourite for Saturday’s open handicap behind Hello M’Lady, a gallant fifth in the Listed Opunake Cup at New Plymouth last start. Admiral is a winner of eight of his 55 starts, all on heavy track conditions that he will again encounter at Pukekohe, the venue of

his Listed Karaka Classic (1600m) win in 2016. “He’s a tough horse and if he gets his own way in front, he’ll take some beating again,” Thornton said. “More rain would only help him too because I don’t think he’d like it really holding. He’s a super-nice horse to ride and he tries hard. In a small field, he looks really well suited.” Thornton was also looking forward to riding the Graham Richardson-trained Paisley Park, a $4 second favourite in the Panhead Custom Ales 1600.

Trudy Thornton

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Friday, August 9, 2019



SBW clears the air

Brown becoming a man in demand

NZME Sonny Bill Williams says his body is coming right for test football, and he’s heaped praise on the man who has taken his All Black jersey. The All Blacks now appear to have four second five-eighths candidates, after Anton LienertBrown was paired with Jack Goodhue for Bledisloe I on Saturday night. It will be a rare start in the inside centre position for the versatile Lienert-Brown, adding more intrigue for the World Cup selections. SBW, Lienert-Brown, Perth reserve Ngani Laumape and Ryan Crotty are all comfortable at No. 12. Williams, coming back from longstanding injury issues, said: “It’s a great midfield combo. “Anton has shown his work this year, played some really good footy. I’m a big fan of Alby and we’re good mates off the field and I wish him all the best.” Last week, Williams hit back at his critics who claimed he was under pressure to make the World Cup squad – seeming to

Sonny Bill Williams mixes with some of the fans at Pukekohe. reference a story that appeared in the Herald. “And for those that say I’m under pressure playing a game that I enjoy. Get your priorities right,” he wrote on Twitter. “Look at what’s going on in the world. Starving children, the single mother raising 3 kids, the

atrocities refugees are facing around the world, racism. “This is what I call pressure.” Williams lines up for Counties Manukau against Taranaki at Pukekohe on Saturday, having been sent to the Mitre 10 Cup by the All Black coaches so he could get 80 minute hit-outs.

“The body is good, really good,” he said. “After the South African game I was pretty beat up. I was sore last week but a different type of sore. I could tell the body is getting used to it. “I’m feeling pretty good. I’m not the coach, not the selectors, not the public, I’m just me. All I’ve got to be is where my feet are and play the way I know I can play. “Last week was definitely a step in the right direction and I’m enjoying playing with these lads. “I haven’t spoken to selectors – they are busy doing their thing, with a big test coming up.” Williams said there was a “cool buzz” around the Counties Manukau team. “The goal is to win and hopefully we can get an 8000-strong crowd at Pukekohe,” he said. “I’ve been stepping back observing and still learning but also if there are a few things I can add from my experience I can chuck my hat in here. “I just want to have fun. “I love playing rugby and I’m blessed to do this. “I want to play well, be successful with the boys and enjoy it.”


More positional byplays for the ABs By Gregor Paul


istory hasn’t always supported the merits of teams putting their best players on the park in any position just to have them involved. Quite a few sides have gone splat when they threw the jerseys out the kit bag at their 15 best players and said not to worry too much about which number they ended up with on their back. The All Blacks have had plenty of experience at seeing this very concept go wrong and quite famously it has blown up at World Cups where they have felt the pressure to try to squeeze all of their best players into the starting team. It went wrong in 1999 when four outside backs – Christian Cullen, Jeff Wilson, Tana Umaga and Jonah Lomu – couldn’t fit into three positions so the former was asked to play at centre. As a supremely talented footballer, Cullen, who had some experience in the role at school, made an incredible fist of what was an enormous ask but ultimately the balance wasn’t right within the team and a compromised selection robbed the All Blacks of the unpredictability they needed at fullback. Strangely, in 2007, the All Blacks were driven into making much the same mistake when they couldn’t make peace with the fact that Leon MacDonald wouldn’t be on the field for the

quarter-final against France if they picked Mils Muliaina at fullback. So they shifted Muliaina to centre and while there were a thousand other things to blame for defeat, NRL legendary coach Wayne Bennett made the All Blacks coaching panel see the error of their selection ways a few years later when he colourfully suggested the squad’s best fullback should have played at fullback in the biggest game. Specialist knowledge matters and as Bennett made clear, no matter how gifted certain players are, they can’t use that to overcome their lack of experience in a highly precise role. So having learned the hard way that the best players concept is rife with danger, are the All Blacks potentially flirting with disaster if they try to make this work for them in Japan? There is no sense yet they have committed fully to the twin play-maker plan of using Richie Mo’unga at first-five and Beauden Barrett at fullback, nor is there anything but speculation at this stage that they will shift Kieran Read to blindside to accommodate Ardie Savea on a regular basis. To some this will be cause for alarm – a sense of the All Blacks repeating a mistake which they should have learned from by now. But more convincing is the argument that the All Blacks wouldn’t in fact be charging

One of the All Blacks’ finest fullbacks was played at centre in 1999 by one of the least-finest coaches, John Mitchell.

down the same old path of believing talent conquers all. Barrett is hardly a stranger to the fullback role. He played there for the New Zealand Under-20 team in 2011. His first test start in 2013 was at fullback and most of his caps between 2012 and 2015 came there where he would play so beautifully off the bench. Even in the past four years when he has been the established starting No. 10 for the All Blacks, he’s spent the last quarter of most big games at fullback. And if you added up all his test game time, he would have spent it about 50:50 between first-five and fullback. He’s definitely the best firstfive in the country and probably

the best fullback, too, although it would be a tight contest between him and Smith and so there is no red flag to see on this one. Read has long been the All Blacks’ only specialist No. 8, but while he’s made the position his own, it’s not actually where he started professional life. He came into the Crusaders as a No. 6 and it was in that role he was first capped in 2008. He had all the attributes to be a bruising, intimidating blindside and were it not for the fact that the All Blacks had another one of those developing in Jerome Kaino, this would have been Read’s future. But when Rodney So’oialo hit some kind of invisible wall in 2009 and saw his form collapse, then All Blacks forwards coach Steve Hansen felt Read had the athleticism to convert to No. 8. Unlike Barrett, Read hasn’t shared his time between the two roles in the past decade, but as Sam Cane said, there is now a generic set of skills that all three loose forward positions carry and specific roles can be mixed and matched to suit the abilities and attributes of the players picked. So Read could wear No. 6 and largely play as a No. 8 or even wear No. 8 and largely play as a No. 6. The best players on the park concept hasn’t always worked and yet it could this time because the associated risks are low to non-existent.

NZME Former test first-five and Highlanders assistant coach Tony Brown is being linked with an assistant coaching role with the All Blacks. According to Rugbypass, Brown, who made 18 appearances for the All Blacks between 1999 and 2001, has been approached by both Ian Foster and Scott Robertson – the two leading contenders to replace Steve Hansen as head coach after the World Cup. Current All Blacks assistant coach Foster and Crusaders head coach Robertson have reportedly shoulder tapped Brown to form part of their respective coaching set-ups, should either of them be named as Hansen’s successor. Hansen announced late last year that he would step down after the tournament in Japan, after an involvement of 16 years with the All Blacks. Foster and Robertson are believed to be the front-runners for the top job with a number of other strong contenders have already ruled themselves out – including Vern Cotter, Joe Schmidt, Warren Gatland and Dave Rennie. Foster has enjoyed great success since taking over as Hansen’s assistant in 2012, while Robertson’s meteoric rise as a coach continued this season when the all-conquering Crusaders claimed a third successive Super Rugby title. According to RugbyPass, New Zealand Rugby would prefer to recruit a team of coaches into the national set up, as opposed to just one coach. This was possibly one of the reasons why Graham Henry was re-signed after the disastrous 2007 World Cup campaign ahead of then-Crusaders coach Robbie Deans. Brown, who is currently second-in-command with the Japanese national side, will be returning to New Zealand next year to assist Aaron Mauger at the Highlanders.

Tony Brown


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Moata’ane finally gets a run for the Ferns

The coffin is loaded into the hearse for Sir Brian Lochore on his way to being laid to rest.



Lochore’s final journey NZME Sir Brian Lochore asked for a “farmer’s funeral” and that’s what he’s got. Thousands turned out at Memorial Park in Masterton for the All Black legend’s funeral yesterday. The former All Blacks captain and coach died at the weekend, after a battle with bowel cancer. Family friend and funeral organiser Graeme Reisima told Mike Hosking the only thing Sir Brian organised was the caterer and left the rest to them. He says Sir Brian wanting a farmer’s funeral showed he was humble til the end. “He organised the carter himself, who is a great mate of his, and that’s it and he just left the rest to us,” Reisima said. “It will be a farmer’s funeral, it’s what he wanted, he said he wanted a farming funeral for a farmer. “Everyone here has got a connection with him. “We’re immensely proud of him and what he achieved and

everything he’s done for us so today is just a day of returning that thanks to him and his family.” Meanwhile, Parliament paid tribute to Lochore on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying he was “the quintessential New Zealand sportsman and he will be dearly missed”. “Sir Brian is one of the most admired figures in New Zealand and world rugby, having achieved fame and respect as a player, captain, and later as a coach, manager and selector,” Ardern said. She noted his captaincy in the All Blacks 4-0 win over the Lions in 1966 and the undefeated season the following year through 24 games. “But what’s more impressive is how far his reach extended beyond rugby. “The many national and community roles he held include former chairman of the Hillary Commission for sport. “Despite his extraordinary achievements, he remained a very humble man who was proud of his farming and rural upbring-

ing. He was also well known for offering a helping hand to many people in community groups in need, both on and off the rugby field.” Richie McCaw, who led the All Blacks to Rugby World Cup titles in 2011 and 2015, said that Lochore had greatly assisted him in becoming the leader he was today. McCaw said that Lochore always had a commonsense way of going about things. Lochore had coached New Zealand’s first shot at the Rugby World Cup, a successful tilt in 1987. David Kirk was skipper of the 1987 All Blacks, but said that Lochore’s influence was such that his favourite memory was actually beating France 18-9, in Christchurch in 1986, with the Baby Blacks, a team that most pundits had written off, being shorn of all the Cavaliers players at that time. Kirk said Lochore had the ability to think deeply about com- Sir Brian Lochore in his playing plex situations and find com- days: One of New Zealand’s finest All Blacks. monsense solutions.

Two new caps have been named to make their Black Ferns debut in the first Laurie O’Reilly Memorial Trophy match against Australia tomorrow in Perth. North Harbour prop Olivia Ward-Duin and Otago midfielder Kilisitina Moata’ane are set to make their test debut from the reserves at Optus Stadium. It’s a case of third time lucky for Moata’ane. She has been tantalising close to donning the black jersey twice before, only to suffer a late injury and be ruled out. In 2018 she was selected for the Northern Tour side but was injured at the pre-departure camp. Earlier this year history repeated itself prior to the Women’s Rugby Super Series 2019. Coach Glenn Moore said Moata’ane’s ability to work her way back into contention for selection was testament to her determination and resilience. “Kilisitina has faced some challenging setbacks but she’s also been very clear about her dream to be a Black Fern. “She’s done the work and it’s paid off. We’re looking forward to watching her take the field on Saturday so she can demonstrate her talents.” Tighthead prop Ward-Duin was included in the recent Women’s Rugby 2019 Super Series in San Diego Black Ferns squad but was yet to take the field. Moore said Ward-Duin had been a standout for her North Harbour Hibiscus side and brought size and power to the Black Ferns scrum. “Olivia’s gained a lot from being in our environment in San Diego. “She was called into the squad on the back of an injury of another player and has really improved. “She’s tall and very strong. We believe with more experience she will become a world class player.” The Black Ferns have had a twoweek break since the San Diego series in the lead-up to the series against Australia. Moore said the players had recovered well and were excited to be back training together. “The Laurie O’Reilly is the equivalent of the Bledisloe Cup for us so it means a lot. “We don’t see ourselves as defending it. We need to win it again. The players are all working hard to challenge selection and represent their country. “There’s a lot of anticipation around these double headers with the All Blacks and it will be special to play in Perth’s new stadium. “It’s a sell out and we expect there’ll be quite a few Kiwis cheering us on. “We’re looking forward to getting out there on Saturday,” he said.

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Shamir in the deep end NZME

Finals hockey looming Anna Gray takes the ball up the turf during her side’s final round robin match of the Mid/South Canterbury women’s division two hockey competition last weekend. Gray’s Opuke-Hakatere side lost the match to Cambridge 3-0, but did enough through the season to ensure they were in the top section’s finals. They finished fourth and will play Temuka this weekend to stay in the hunt for a final spot, with the winner going on to play the loser of the one versus two game. The division two round robin was taken out by the Roncalli 1st XI, which earned them the Vinnell Challenge Cup. PHOTO ROBYN HOOD 040819-RH-0803

In the midst of a disjointed pre-season, Dan Shamir has been thrown in the deep end. Between local players being away with the Tall Blacks and imports arriving at staggered intervals, the New Zealand Breakers’ new director of basketball will have just a month with a full squad before their season opener. The Breakers begin their ANBL campaign on October 18 against the Sydney Kings, with a number of pre-season fixtures before then. It’s not an ideal way to begin life with a new team, but Shamir is up for the challenge. “I wouldn’t say problematic because I don’t want to paint it a bad colour, but it’s a very challenging thing,” he said. “These guys are experienced, that’s a good thing. “They know how to play physically, obviously being part of the Tall Blacks prepares them for the season so they will come in good shape … it’s just a thing of chemistry and building a team which is a little tricky here. Everybody will have to invest a lot in it.” Shamir takes the reins after a decorated career in Israel, not only tasked with leading the Auckland side back into serious contention, but also developing young American superstar RJ Hampton as he prepares for the 2020 NBA Draft. Hampton joining the Auckland club will bring plenty of worldwide attention to the Breakers as the basketball world tracks Hampton’s progress.


Is national representation the ultimate goal? By Christopher Reive


very time Steven Adams has elected not to play for the Tall Blacks, his decision has been met with utter outrage. How dare New Zealand’s only NBA player not play for the country, right? How unpatriotic. How will he ever inspire the younger generation if they don’t see him … yeah, no, I can’t get through this one with a straight face. It’s outrage simply for outrage’s sake. It’s not like Adams is the only NBA player who won’t play for his country in China later this year. Australia’s shining light Ben Simmons withdrew his name from consideration after signing a five-year contract worth upwards of $240m with the Philadelphia 76ers. In the United States, 14 players have declined invitations to join the team, while others made themselves unavailable for selection – such as LeBron James who said he wouldn’t be available due to shooting Space Jam 2. Further north, the Canadian

team will only have four of 22 players currently involved in the NBA available to them – including undrafted rookie Oshae Brissett who recently signed with the Toronto Raptors and is yet to play an NBA game. It’s been a recurring theme over the years that many NBA players choose not to represent their countries at the World Cup, but instead offer their services for the Olympic Games – should their country qualify. Playing in both the World Cup and the Olympics has an impact on two NBA seasons, and that’s a significant commitment for a player who is being paid millions to play for an NBA team. There will always be the argument that Adams playing for the Tall Blacks will lift basketball in New Zealand into the limelight – but his presence in the NBA, along with the Breakers’ continued competitiveness in the ANBL already do that in bunches, while the NZNBL continues to grow. In the 2018 New Zealand Secondary School Sports Council’s annual census of sport participation, basketball had experienced a 26 per cent rise since 2014 to become the second most played

tional game, Adams will take his annual camps further afield this year – with stops in Invercargill, Napier and Whangarei. Outside of his personallybranded camps, the 26-year-old is also believed to have purchased a $6 million former trampoline park in Wellington which will be transformed into a training facility for local use. The notion that representing your country is the be-all and end-all for a professional athlete both in career goals and promoting their sport is an outdated one – and Adams is showing that. Steven Adams is on the road in New Zealand with his annual camps.

sport among secondary school students in the country behind netball. Adams was drafted into the NBA in 2013 and quickly became an important fixture of the Oklahoma City Thunder squad – while the NZ Breakers were ANBL champions in 2011, ‘12, ‘13 and ‘15, and were runners up in 2016. While basketball grew considerably, participation in sports such as rugby, netball, football, athletics and rugby league all dropped. If the powers in charge of how

the Government’s sport funding budget is distributed don’t see the value in pumping more money into one of the country’s fastest growing sports, seeing Adams in a black jersey isn’t likely to change that. Instead, while the Tall Blacks are overseas preparing for the World Cup, Adams will be working with New Zealand’s youth in a hands-on capacity. Having already worked with secondary school students from around the country for his invita-

NBA players to withdraw or decline invitations from national squads: Australia: Ben Simmons, who withdrew after signing a contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers worth more than $240m. USA: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Bradley Beal, DeMar DeRozan, James Harden, Eric Gordon, Tobias Harris, Paul Millsap, JJ Redick, Montrezl Harrell, Anthony Davis, Kevin Love, Andre Drummond, Julius Randle, LeBron James. Canada: Jamal Murray*, Shai GilgeousAlexander, Tristan Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Dwight Powell, Dillon Brooks, Trey Lyles, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, RJ Barrett* *in camp with the national team but won’t play for them.


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It’s Donkey v the Farmers The finalists for the 2019 Ashburton A Grade Basketball competition have been found, with top qualifiers Team Donkey and the strong Farmers Corner set to do battle next Wednesday night. They are both there courtesy of strong, but hard-fought victories in Wednesday night’s semi-finals where with a multitude of points during both games, the results could have gone either way. Team Donkey took on a depleted Newlands side in the first night of the match. The structure of the draw for the competition left Team Donkey heading into the match slightly on the underdone side, having sat on the sidelines for the previous two weeks. With the bye in the final round of pool play, they were then given the chance to sit out again in the first week of playoffs after finishing as the top qualifier and the lack of basketball threatened to derail their championship campaign with Newlands making the most of some rustiness in their opposition. Despite having only six fit players and one semi-fit player, plus missing their notable strike weapon in the towering Jason Greig, Newlands managed to hit the ground running and left Team Donkey under the pump at the end of the first quarter with a 24-17 lead, as they found the basket well and Team Donkey lacked a little consistency. Things looked even better for the Newlands side in the second quarter as they exploited gaps in the Team Donkey defence to push the lead out to 49-32 at the half. While struggling to find any rhythm in their play, Team Donkey eventually shook off their demons and settled into the task at hand. They firstly increased their defensive intensity to slow the Newlands advance and secondly started to break down the lead. Their overall cohesion began to improve and they started to find gaps just as Newlands were starting to tire a little. Down by nine at the start of the fourth quarter Team Donkey began to turn the screws on Newlands by pushing the ball inside and their opponents struggled to counter. Then Gareth Hunt stepped up. With a shooting game that had been struggling, Hunt picked the perfect moment to exorcise those demons, slotting four consecutive three-pointers to break the back of the Newlands team as Team Donkey took the lead. And they never relinquished it, eventually winning 83-76. Hunt finished the match with 19 points, but it was Cam Butler who stole the show with his ever-threatening presence on offensive and he finished with 22 points. Pip Johnston had another strong game with 26 points and led the side through the tricky periods of the match and set the tone for the comeback that resulted in success. For Newlands, Nick Fechney had another cracking game scoring 28 points. He drove hard, was relentless on the boards and topped it with off a good defensive effort. Marc Juntilla worked hard for his 14 points and Jase O’Connor had a good game, not long back from a long injury, finishing with 15 points while his brother Liam hit three three-pointers in an 11-point display. The night’s second match between the experienced Farmers Corner and the youthful Ashburton College side turned out to be another entertaining and hardfought encounter. College were out of the blocks quickly and went out to an early 10-point lead,

Gareth Hunt found the sweet spot from outside the circle for Team Donkey, draining four consecutive three pointers. PHOTO JAIME PITT-MACKAY 070819-JPM-0008

however Farmers Corner were able to mitigate the damage and only trailed 33-23 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter saw Farmers Corner assert themselves inside as the College boys failed to box out, allowing Farmers Corner offensive rebounds and more opportunities for put-backs. College were also getting into foul trouble so three of the starters had to sit down and Farmers Corner had taken the lead 5144 going into the break. College weren’t going away and they increased their intensity, especially on defence, managing to limit the second shot options that Farmers had been feasting on. Offensively they drove well to the line and created problems for Farmers Corner. It was a real tussle and by the end of the third quarter, Farmers Corner held a slender 71-70 lead. The fourth quarter was another excellent quarter by both teams as they worked hard to gain the upper hand. It was only with two and a half minutes to go that Farmers Corner managed to make a minor surge to take a five-point lead. Every time College came at them and scored, Farmers were able to reciprocate down the other end. Farmers wound the clock down and took the game 98-92. Ramil Ilumin was the chief destroyer scoring 29 points for Farmers Corner, many from offensive rebounds.

Sean Hunter was again strong on the drive netting 20 points, while Randy Buenafe scored 19 points and Xavier Bartlett continued his good form with 14 points. For College, Fotu Hala was outstanding on the drive as he powered his way to 32 points. His brother Pasi had a big game as he fought hard on the boards.

His inside game was excellent and he managed to show his three point prowess knocking down three in his 19-point haul. Mitch Ruffell landed some timely three pointers in his 13-point display. Liam Sullivan, whilst only picking up a solitary basket, gathered numerous loose ball rebounds to allow College extra offensive opportunities.

Marc Juntilla does his best superman impression as he shoots on Wednesday night. PHOTO JAIME PITT MACKAY 070819-JPM-0003

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Job offers aplenty for Hesson NZME

New Zealand coach Gary Stead and skipper Kane Williamson with Sri Lankan cricket captain Dimuth Karunaratne during a media briefing ahead of their two test cricket match series in Colombo. PHOTO AP

Mike Hesson is in demand for his coaching skills, by both India and Pakistan. The former New Zealand coach is no longer with IPL team Kings XI Punjab, and at the same time the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that Mickey Arthur’s contract would not be renewed. Hesson finished up with the Black Caps after six years guiding the team. Sri Lanka, South Africa and Bangladesh have also parted ways with their coaches since the World Cup, and England coach Trevor Bayliss is stepping down after this Ashes series. Hesson is apparently one of the top three choices for India, where there is some history with John Wright being their national coach in 2000.


Smith ‘vulnerable in the 140s’

AP Australia took an early lead in cricket’s oldest regular international series when it rallied from 122-8 in the first innings to win the first Ashes test by a huge 251 runs against England earlier this week. The teams meet at Lord’s for the second of five tests starting August 14. Here’s what we have learned so far: Stopping Smith England proved in the first test in Birmingham that it can get Australia batting great Steve Smith out – but only when he’s in his 140s. Man of the match Smith scored 144, which was more than half of Australia’s first-innings total 284, and 142 in the second innings. He became only the fifth Australian to record a century in both innings of an Ashes test, and now has 25 test tons in only 65 matches. To stand any chance of regaining the Ashes, England needs to find some way of getting Smith out or, worst case, keep him in only double figures. And if that doesn’t work, slow him down as it tries to get the rest of Australia out. The former Australia captain admitted he had enjoyed “a dream comeback” as he marked his first test in more than a year following suspension for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last year. Smith’s current test average of 62.96 is bettered only by the great Sir Don Bradman among batters with a minimum of 20 innings. Not out Ashes tests are intense encoun-

Steve Smith has been a match-winner for Australia since his return to test cricket. ters but fielders and batters from England and Australia appeared united in one thing: they didn’t trust the umpiring decisions. Always a tough job, with leg-before-wicket decisions notoriously tricky, umpire Joel Wilson from Trinidad tied the test match record for the most decisions overturned by the Decision Review System – eight. Wilson gave Root out twice lbw in England’s second innings – both times reviewed by the England captain who was smiling

during one of them, knowing that he was safe – before those calls proved incorrect. Social media reaction was unforgiving. Former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted: “When Joel Wilson gives you OUT .. You just review it .. #Fact.” Wilson will be the TV umpire for the second test at Lord’s, and stand in the third test at Headingley, but has no involvement in the final two games at Old Trafford and The Oval.


Too confident? Can England hope that arch-rival Australia will get over-confident after gaining some revenge over the same opponents for its semi-final exit from the Cricket World Cup at Edgbaston last month? No, according to Australia captain Tim Paine. “We’re obviously happy to win the first test. “It’s a huge step in the right direction, but we’re certainly not satisfied with that,” Paine said.

“It’s a big win for us, but they lost their premier bowler (James Anderson) so we’ve got to be realistic about it and that’s why it’s one test win and there’s four more huge games for us to go.” After Anderson England confirmed Tuesday that Anderson, its record test-wicket taker, will miss the second test with an injured right calf. Anderson and out-of-form spinner Moeen Ali could make way for paceman Jofra Archer, if fit himself, and slow left-armer Jack Leach. Under some fire for including Anderson in the first test – where he bowled only four overs – Root cautioned against making “too many emotional decisions” for the second test, including batters, adding “we’ll sit down as a selection panel and pick a squad from there.” Root oversaw a 4-0 defeat Down Under in 2017-18. Edgbaston tamed Edgbaston is seen as England’s most hostile venue for cricketing visitors with its raucous soccer-style atmosphere. That continued in the first test with Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft – the three Australians involved in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa last year – singled out for endless jeers from the crowd. England had won their last 11 matches in all formats at the Birmingham venue. The Australians claimed their first triumph at Warwickshire’s ground since 2001 – the last time they won the Ashes urn on English soil.



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August 9 & 10, 2019 MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am - 4pm HOSPICE MID CANTERBURY OP SHOP. Quality clothing and homewares. Donations welcome. 71 Tancred Street.

10am - 4pm ST JOHN SHOP. Opportunity shop open daily, donations welcome. 129 Tancred Street. 10.30am - 11.30am WALKING NETBALL. $2. EA Networks Centre, River Terrace. 10.30am ST STEPHENS PARISH CENTRE.

Seniors Coffee Club, all welcome. Park Street. 1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of over 30 aircraft from the past to the future on display. Open daily with extended hours on a Saturday and Wednesday. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

1pm - 4pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, visitors welcome. Ashburton Heritage Centre, West Street. Closed most public holidays. 7.30pm ST STEPHENS PARISH CENTRE. Quizco and mystery auction. Teams of 4 $20. Park Street.

Open Thursday and Saturday mornings for toy hire. Victoria Street, The Triangle. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven.

10am - 12pm VINTAGE CAR CLUB MUSEUM AND PARTS SHED. Open. Ashburton Vintage Car Club, Maronan Road, Tinwald. 10am - 12pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, visitors welcome. Heritage Centre, West Street. Closed

most public holidays. 10.30am - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of over 30 aircraft from the past to the future on display. Open daily with extended hours on a Saturday and Wednesday. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

1.30pm RUN AND WALK ASHBURTON. Afternoon meet. Meet Staveley Cafe, car pool leaving 1.245pm from old Post Office Building, East Street. 1.30pm MID CANTERBURY SOCIAL WHEELERS. Registrations at 1pm, start time 1.30pm sharp. Fords Road, Tinwald.

What’s on 36 Ashburton Guardian Every day Mt Hutt Memorial Hall 160 Main Street, Methven NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and Hall of Memories. 10am

Every Saturday The Ashburton Toy Library

106 Victoria Street, in the Triangle Open for toy exchange. 9.30am - 12.30pm Ashburton Aviation Museum Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future.

Plunket rooms, 222 Cameron Street If you are new to town or been living here all of your life, come and have a coffee and chat. All welcome! Child-friendly location. Please contact Adi 027 220 8791 or Sue-ann 021 679 348 to register. 10.30am - 12 noon Art Addicts Art Addicts (AA) is the Ashburton Art Gallery’s weekly art space for kids. Wrap up your Wednesday school day and head to the gallery to get creative and explore themes in art.

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Donations appreciated. 3 - 4.30pm

Every Sunday to Friday Ashburton Airport, Seafield Rd A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. 1pm - 3pm

Every Wednesday Ashburton open coffee mornings

August 9 Ashburton Anglican Parish Quizco and Mystery Auction St Stephen’s Parish Centre, 64 Park Street, Ashburton Bring a smile and plenty of bucks. $20 per team of 4. Raffles, supper, refreshments. Entries and payments by August 8, 2019 to Ashburton Parish office, phone 308 5438 or email 7.30pm

August 9 - 10 White Out 2019 The Blue Pub, Methven Cream, Mt Huttt, and Notion Touring present Methven’s biggest snow and music festival! Cost $55. 9pm

August 10 - 11 Ashburton Farmers Market Ashburton Car Park Corner West and Havelock Streets The Ashburton District Farmers’ market is a regular, fresh, quality food market that promotes direct sales from producer to customer 10am - 1pm

August 11 Ashburton Musical Club Sinclair Centre, Park Street Public Concert – Opera Here featuring Lois Johnston – soprano, Claire Barton – mezzo soprano and Jeremy Woodside – accompanist. All based in Dunedin. Their motto is: Opera for anyone, anywhere. Members $10, non members

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Mid Canterbury Line Dancers Tinwald Hall, Graham Street Learn to line dance (7pm), beginners/intermediate (8pm-9pm). Instructor Annette phone 307 7138 a/h. 7pm - 9pm

Every second Friday of the month In Colour, art and craft club In Colour is the Ashburton Art Gallery’s monthly programme for unleashing your creativity. Bring along your art and craft projects to share with others over morning tea once a month. These are social sessions which encourage you to connect with others through creativity. Be inspired to learn a new creative pastime. Sessions are free and all are welcome to attend. The gallery will supply basic colouring-in sheets and materials, along with tea and coffee. Those attending are encouraged to bring along their own materials and projects. 10.30am - 12 noon

Every last Sunday of the month Nor’Westers Musos’ Club Feeneys Lounge, Devon Tavern, Ashburton Monthly open mic afternoon. All the gear set up, just bring your talent, all welcome, any style of music. 2pm - 6pm

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Ashburton Trust Event Centre This beautiful, touching true story is about Annie Chaffey’s love, loneliness, loss and laughter. New Zealand musician Mark Manson has collaborated with Martine to provide a unique recorded soundscape for the production. 7pm

A Doris Day Special Ashburton Trust Event Centre In loving memory of Doris Day, award winning singer and actress Ali Harper is bringing her highly acclaimed show A Doris Day Special to Ashburton. Book now to receive the early bird price. 7.30pm - 9pm

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August 24 to September 22

Free Seminar on Macular Degeneration

Ashburton Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition

Hotel Ashburton, 11 Racecourse Road Macular Degeneration NZ is hosting a free Awareness and Education Seminar on the eye disease, macular degeneration. To register call 0800 MACULA (622 852). 10am - 11.30am

Ashburton Art Gallery Gathering Of Stitches. A display of embroideries achieved by members of the guild over the past two years, either free choice of work or from tutored workshops. Thu - Tue, 10am - 4pm Wed, 10am - 7pm

Ashburton Farmers Market Ashburton Car Park Corner West and Havelock Streets The Ashburton District Farmers’ Market is a regular, fresh, quality food market that promotes direct sales from producer to customer 10am - 1pm

August 24 Ashburton Farmers Market Ashburton Car Park Corner West and Havelock Streets The Ashburton District Farmers’ Market is a regular, fresh, quality food market that promotes direct sales from

August 30 Daffodil Day The Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day symbolises hope for one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer. Watch out for the street collectors around your town and be generous. Every bit counts.

August 31

Environment Canterbury Meetings

August 13

Canterbury Water Management Strategy Regional Committee Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street, Christchurch 1pm

August 15

Performance, Audit and Risk Committee Environment Canterbury, 200

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Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street, Christchurch 3.45pm

August 29 Council

August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Regulation Hearing Committee The Regulation Hearing Committee is scheduled to meet weekly. 8.30am

To confirm venue and start times for these meetings please check online at the link described below or contact: Customer Services on (03) 353 9007 (calling from Christchurch) or calling from any other areas: 0800 324 636 (0800 EC INFO) Agendas will be available online at at least two days prior to each meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings, and copies of the agenda will be made available at the meetings. Bill Bayfield CHIEF EXECUTIVE Please contact Environment Canterbury with any queries: 0800 324 636 Zealand International Comedy Festival show Seriousli’i? To Sammys at The Blue Pub in Methven! Warnings: R18, contains coarse language and adult content. 8pm - 9.30pm

September 6 Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar with Sue Hotel Ashburton You will have the opportunity to embark on a remarkable journey of learning with me. I will help you to navigate through the deep waters of loss and grief, helping you to break down the patterns of fear which have prevented you from reaching your highest self. 7pm - 10pm

September 7 Corona Presents Mako Road The Blue Pub, Methven Corona are proud to present Christchurch indie-pop-rockers Mako Road on a run of free shows across New Zealand this winter. This run of five shows will showcase one of the country’s fastest growing live acts in some of NZ’s most

Get your shopping under way while enjoying the live entertainment from WISHLISTT. Fun for all ages. Free to attend. This event is on rain, hail, snow or sunshine and in 40 years we have experienced all and still stallholders and people flock to enjoy. 9am - 3.30pm

beautiful locations. 6pm - 9pm The AC/DC Story Rockumentary Ashburton Trust Event Centre The AC/DC Story is a 3-hour concert and biography of the world’s greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll band AC/DC. It is important to recognise The AC/DC Story is not a tribute band but a full theatre production and has been described as “Like watching a LIVE movie documentary”. 7.30pm

September 27 Red Nose Day Raising money to help Cure Kids fund vital child health research. For a $3 donation, get your red nose from Briscoes or Colombus Coffee in Ashburton.

September 14 Taking the Piste Comedy Night

October 5

The Blue Pub, Methven Pop Up Comedy presents Taking the Piste Comedy Night! The last one for winter! 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Plants 4 U @ Rakaia St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Annual sale of plants of all varieties. This year’s special: A great selection of locally grown natives and shrubs. Bargains for all gardeners and all under cover. Produce stall, including baking and our popular marmalade. Information 302 7595. 9am - 1pm

September 23 Boulevard Day Ashburton - East Street The day features over 100 stallholders bursting with gift ideas, plants and crafts along with our local retailers who enjoy putting stalls out and meeting you all. Ali Harper

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Cryptic crossword

Friday, August 9, 2019

Simon Shuker’s Code Cracker

Your Stars ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): You’ve been through trying times, and this isn’t one of them. This is a “doing” time. Strike “try” from the vocabulary. You already know the right action. Take it. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): You’ll nurture a strong connection by simply showing up to the events that mean something to your loved ones. They will be buoyed and encouraged by your presence. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): You are kind to people you don’t know, which is in keeping with your character. You’re even kinder to people you know but don’t like, which is your character’s strengthening and toning exercise. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): People may skip around learning different things at different stages, but there really is no skipping ahead. So don’t be jealous when you notice someone is at a stage that’s foreign to you. All in good time. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): You know exactly who your role model is. This certain someone would be flattered by your admiration, though you don’t need to actually have an interaction to reap the benefits of this dynamic. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): While it’s sometimes better to decide how you’d like to feel and then cultivate that feeling, today it’s better to keep it simple with a few tangible and measurable goals. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): You learn from every interaction. Some lessons improve your mood, and others dampen it. The change in feeling you experience is just proof that the lesson took hold. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): Take on the job that no one wants to do. You’ll make a mistake, and it will be inconvenient and uncomfortable, but there will be no regret, because the experience is invaluable. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): You’ll think deeply into matters, and this will stretch over the course of many days. You assume everyone is like you, but it’s not true. Many aren’t paying such close attention. All the more reason you should. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): New people are interested in you. Don’t let them get confused by too much information. Share your story thoughtfully with one continuous narrative that fits the past into the present. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Why do you idolise a certain someone? Often the role models we choose aren’t the actual person but what they represent. Through curiosity about ideas and ideals, you’ll learn something about yourself. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): Not celebrating your success would be a mistake. The small wins especially need acknowledgment. These daily tasks are the lifeblood of your hopes and dreams. They count, and they need to be treated that way.

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Previous cryptic solution

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ALSWEILER, Tanya Faye (Cartney) – After a courageous battle following a short illness on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, surrounded by family and friends at Christchurch Hospital aged 50 years. Most gorgeous wife and loving soulmate of Carl. Adoring second mum to Chris and Jillian, Alice and Matt, Jacob and Gemma. Daughter of George and Val of Ashburton, sister to Scott and Paul and sister-in-law to Anna. Aunty to Georgie and Tamsin. Also sister-in-law to Forrest and Nicola McLeod, aunty to Cameron and Bianca, Katie and Keiran and loving companion of Louie the Wonder Dog! So greatly loved by family, friends and work colleagues, Tanya we will miss you terribly. Messages to Carl at PO Box 19-544, Christchurch 8023 or George and Val at 69 Kelvin Crescent, Ashburton 7700. Funeral service to be held TOMORROW Saturday, August 10, 1.30pm at the Ashburton Hotel, Racecourse Road, Ashburton followed by private cremation.

BAIRD, Christopher David (Chris) – On August 5, 2019 at home peacefully surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous fight with Motor Neurone Disease, aged 63 years. Adored and so loved husband of Lois, much loved and admired father and father-in-law of Kate, Sara and Tom and Tom and Rachel. Amazing fun loving grandad Tis of Jude, Bowie, and Teddy. Former site manager of Anzco Foods Canterbury. Messages to the Baird family, c/- PO Box 11101, Christchurch 8443. Look after your people and your people will look after you. A celebration of Chris' life will be held in the Ashburton Trust Events Centre, Wills Street, Ashburton TOMORROW Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 1pm followed by an interment at the Ashburton Cemetery.

IVEY, Donald Glenwyn (Don) (REG No. 41191 RNZAF) (FLH) – Passed away peacefully at Rosebank Resthome, Ashburton on August 1, 2019. Aged 97 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Mary. Loved Dad of Basil and Vicki, and Sue and Erik Scheeres. Loved Grandpa of Donald and Chloe, Laura and Tye, Elana, and Carla Scheeres and great grandchildren Brooke, Ngatimakea, Tamarua, Nate, and Emilie. Messages to the Ivey family, PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Special thanks to the staff at Rosebank Resthome for their loving care of Don. A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at our Chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton TODAY Friday, August 9, commencing at 10.30am followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn Cemetery.

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Midnight Tonight


NZ Situation

Wind km/h less than 30 fine


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Canterbury High Country TODAY

Friday, 9 August 2019

A trough clears the North Island this morning allowing a brief ridge over New Zealand. Fronts move in from the west and south this evening. A broad trough with an assortment of low centres moves over the country this weekend through Monday, followed by an unsettled southwesterly flow by Tuesday.

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A fine start apart from a few showers about the main divide. Cloud increasing afternoon and scattered rain in the evening. Snow possible to 800m at night. Wind at 1000m: NW 60 km/h easing in the morning to light winds. Wind at 2000m: NW gale 65 km/h easing in the morning to light winds.










Rain, possibly heavy south of Arthurs Pass, with snow to 400 metres affecting roads. Wind at 1000m: NE 30 km/h developing in the morning, turning NW 35 km/h in the afternoon. Wind at 2000m: NE 40 km/h turning NW 40 km/h in the afternoon.









Becoming fine. Winds turning southwest.



Rain, falling as snow to low levels at first, gradually clearing. East to northeasterlies, strong in exposed places, easing.








Rain gradually clearing. Snow possible about the foothills at first. Northeasterlies.


Fine, then a few late showers. West to southwesterlies.

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Rise 7:38 am Set 5:39 pm Good

Good fishing Set 2:07 am Rise 12:19 pm

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Rise 7:37 am Set 5:41 pm Good

Good fishing Set 3:14 am Rise 12:56 pm

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 3:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 3:00 pm, yesterday 136.0 Nth Ashburton at 3:05 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 3:05 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 3:30 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 3:05 pm, yesterday


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Rain, persistent about the southern foothills, HORTON, Robert Clifford and falling as snow above 400 metres. (Rob) – Warren, Liz and Jens, Leonie, Easterlies.









Marion and Evan and families would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their love and support shown in the sudden loss of our much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. To Robert's work colleagues, friends and family who attended his service and to those who sent flowers and cards, we thank you. Gone, but not forgotten.





Fine at first, then cloud spreading from the south from the afternoon, with showers developing south of Rangiora in the evening. Northeasterlies developing in the morning, turning southeast in the evening. BAIRD, Chris – We loved you so very much our amazing Dad/Grandad ‘Tis’ and we didn’t want to ever have to say goodbye, but your suffering is now over and you are free. No words are enough to describe how much we already miss you. Love you for all of our days and beyond. Sara, Tom, Jude, Bowie and Teddy Moon X I’m being followed by a moon shadow.


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TODAY: A fine day, then showers in the evening with a SE change.



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Ashburton Forecast

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 14.7 16.8 Max to 4pm 4.8 Minimum -0.1 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm August to date 3.0 Avg Aug to date 16 2019 to date 460.8 416 Avg year to date Wind km/h NW 20 At 4pm Strongest gust NW 39 Time of gust 2:54pm

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7pm Whanau Living 3 7:30 Toa Hunter Gatherer PGR 3 8pm F What’s Up With The Tumoanas? PGR 8:30 M The Adjustment Bureau AO 2010 Sci-fi Thriller. 10:30 Te Ao – Maori News 3

11pm Senior Kapa Haka Regionals 3 Te Tini o Rehua – Rangitane. 11:30 Closedown

SKY SPORT 1 6am Grassroots Rugby 7am Rugby – First XV Revision 7:30 Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup (RPL) Southland v Northland. 9:30 Kick-Off 10am Grassroots Rugby 11am Rugby – First XV Revision 11:30 The Breakdown 12:50 Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup (HLS) Southland v Northland. 1:20 Kick-Off 1:50 Rugby – Pacific Nations Cup (HLS) Round Two. 2:50 L Rugby – Pacific Nations Cup Tonga v Canada. From Churchill Park, Lautoka. 5pm Rugby – Grassroots 6pm Rugby – First XV Revision 6:30 Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup (HLS) Southland v Northland. 7pm Kick-Off 7:30 L Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup Auckland v North Harbour. From Eden Park, Auckland. 9:30 Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup (HLS) Southland v Northland. From Rugby Park, Invercargill. 10pm Rugby – Pacific Nations Cup (RPL) Tonga v Canada.

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6am Tiny House World 6:30 Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure 7:30 Jelly Jamm 8am Into The Wild – India 9am Brent Owens – Extreme, Authentic, And Unwrapped 9:30 Robson Green’s Ultimate Catch 11:30 American Pickers 12:30 The Great Interior Design Challenge 1:30 Haunting Australia AO 2:30 Jade Fever 3:30 Love Nature – Walks With My Dog 4:30 James Martin’s Great British Adventure James is joined by chef and restaurateur Mark Sargeant in Kent, where they cook on the regenerated Folkestone Harbour Arm, and visit a sourdough and beer supplier in a shipping container. 5:30 Mysteries At The Museum 6:30 American Pickers 7:30 Restoration Man 8:30 Escape To The Chateau – DIY 9:30 Monty Don’s French Gardens 10:30 American Pickers

11:30 Mysteries At The Museum 12:30 Tiny House World 1am James Martin’s Great British Adventure 2am Alone Among Grizzlies 3am Walks With My Dog 4am Escape To The Chateau – DIY 5am Mysteries At The Museum

SKY SPORT 2 9am Cricket – Women’s Super League 9:30 Cricket – T20 Blast 10am Cricket – Test Flashback Blackcaps v Sri Lanka – Second Test, Day One. 10:30 Cricket – Test Flashback Blackcaps v Sri Lanka – Second Test, Day Two. 11am Cricket – Test Flashback Blackcaps v Sri Lanka – Second Test, Day Three. 11:30 Cricket – Test Flashback Blackcaps v Sri Lanka – Second Test, Day Four. Noon Cricket – T20 Blast 12:30 Cricket – T20 Blast (RPL) 4pm Cricket – T20 Blast (RPL) 7:30 Cricket – Global T20 (RPL) Knockout – Third v Fourth. 11pm Cricket – Test Flashback Blackcaps v Sri Lanka – Second Test, Day One. 11:30 Cricket – Test Flashback Blackcaps v Sri Lanka – Second Test, Day Two.


Midnight Cricket – Test Flashback Blackcaps v Sri Lanka – Second Test, Day Three. 12:30 Cricket – Test Flashback Blackcaps v Sri Lanka – Second Test, Day Four. 1am Cricket – The Ashes England v Australia – First Saturday Test, Day Two. 2am Cricket Midnight On The Grill – The Ashes England v With Marshy Sam Neill. 12:25 Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup Australia – First Test, Day Three. (HLS) Auckland v North Harbour. 3am Cricket – The Ashes England v Australia – First 12:55 L Rugby – Currie Test, Day Four. 4am Cricket Cup Western Province v – The Ashes England v Pumas. Australia – First Test, Day Five. From Newlands, Cape Town. 5am Cricket – T20 Blast 3am Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup (RPL) Auckland v North Harbour. 5:25 L Cricket – T20 Blast 5am Grassroots Rugby

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DISCOVERY 6:35 Fast N’ Loud PG Trials. 7:30 The World’s Deadliest Weather Caught On Camera PG 8:20 Gold Rush – White Water PG Too Close for Comfort. 9:10 Aussie Salvage Squad PG Best on Ground. 10am How It’s Made PG 10:25 How Do They Do It? PG 10:50 Abalone Wars PG 11:40 Web Of Lies M Catfished. 12:30 Murder Comes To Town M Stipps Hill Massacre. 1:20 Murder Chose Me M Lost Boys. 2:10 The World’s Deadliest Weather Caught On Camera PG 3pm Alaskan Bush People PG Breaking Ground. 3:50 Gold Rush PG 4:45 Gold Rush – White Water PG Too Close for Comfort. 5:40 Abalone Wars M 6:35 Outback Opal Hunters PG 7:30 Aussie Salvage Squad PG Best on Ground. 8:30 Aussie Gold Hunters PG 9:25 Railroad Australia PG 10:15 BattleBots PG 11:05 Naked And Afraid M 11:55 How It’s Made PG


12:20 How Do They Do It? PG 12:45 The World’s Deadliest Weather Caught On Camera PG 1:35 Gold Rush PG 2:25 Bering Sea Gold PG 3:15 Alaskan Bush People PG 4:05 Treehouse Masters PG 4:55 Naked And Afraid M 5:45 Gold Rush PG | Compiled by

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Gillies, Gagarin on target

History to be copied?



Hannah Mowat has been in hot goal scoring form for Hampstead in recent weeks, and will be looking to keep that going tomorrow.


Finals spots up for grabs By Erin Tasker

A spot in the Mid/South Canterbury senior women’s hockey final goes on the line when the Hampstead senior women take on Cambridge in Ashburton tomorrow. A week ago, the two sides finished the season’s three rounds at the top of the points table, meaning that they had to share the prestigious SCWHA England McRae Cup, awarded to the top team at the end of the round robin. But, Hampstead’s superior win record – eight wins to Cambridge’s seven – proved all-important when it came to deciding which of the two sides hosted today’s major semi-final. So, just two weeks after the two

sides last met in Ashburton, they are back for another battle. And judging by the three games the two teams had already played against each other so far this season, a battle it will be. Cambridge won their round one clash 3-1, and in round two the two sides finished locked in a 2-all draw, but just two weeks ago in round three, it was Hampstead who came out on top 3-1. Hampstead then followed up that result with a 3-1 win over Geraldine last weekend, which ensured Mid Canterbury’s sole side finished at the top, leaving Geraldine to fight it out in the minor semi-final against Timaru Girls’ High School in Timaru today. A few weeks ago, Geraldine were the team to beat, but a bad

run of injuries late in the season saw them drop them down the table. Geraldine were the top team at the end of the first round, so in round two took on the top team from Mid Canterbury – Hampstead – for the prized Mary Smith Trophy. The trophy is contested every year between the top teams from Mid and South Canterbury respectively, and this year it was played at the point where things were starting to take a bad turn for Geraldine. But, for Hampstead, it came at a time where, after a slow start to the season, they were finally hitting their straps. Hampstead nailed that game 10-3. Since then, Hampstead have

been in unstoppable form. They have won six games on the trot heading into tomorrow’s game, and although they have had the odd slow start, they have proven to be a strong second-half team. Today’s match between Hampstead and Cambridge will take place at 2pm at the Ashburton hockey turf. Meanwhile, down in Timaru, Mid Canterbury’s team in the senior men’s competition will also be fighting it out for a spot in the final. They finished the three rounds that made up their season in second spot on the table, behind a Northern Hearts side which finished 10 points clear at the top of the ladder to claim the McCosker Trophy. Northern Hearts have proven

tough to beat this season, only dropping two games. One of those losses was right back in the opening game of the season at the hands of Wakanui, 4-1, but the next two times those teams met on the turf the results both read 3-2 in favour of Northern Hearts. Both the men’s and women’s competitions followed the same format, with one playing two in one semi-final, while three and four played off in the other. The teams who won the one versus two match-ups would go straight to the final, while the losers of those games will play the winners of the three versus four matches next weekend, with the winners of those games taking the remaining spots in the August 24 finals.

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