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Failing to meet with the Ashburton District Council to discuss its differences, cost the Ashburton Citizens’ Association speakers’ rights at last week’s council meeting. The association requested a change in council appointees to its organisation. The council responded saying that because it considered the association had become a ‘political lobby group’ it was no longer appropriate to have council involvement. Council chief executive Brian Lester said in its letter of response the council invited the association to meet with it to discuss its differences. “We basically indicated we were looking at withdrawing and gave them the reasons why. We offered them an opportunity to meet with council and they haven’t taken this up.” Rather than meet behind closed doors, the association said it wanted an opportunity to put its case before a full council meeting and requested the opportunity to speak at last Thursday’s meeting in the public forum section. The request was denied because the opportunity to meet had not been taken up, Mr Lester said. “The public forum is not there as an opportunity to debate or discuss, it’s there to express a point of view. They already had their opportunity to come and talk to the council to discuss these issues not to make a political issue of it. If they didn’t want to meet with council, what were they seeking to achieve? There needs to be meaningful discussions not someone standing up and speaking on a soapbox.” The association was quite legitimate but it was different to other citizens’ groups in the district in that it appeared to have political aspirations, Mr Lester said. Mayor Angus McKay said he didn’t consider the association a political lobby group. “Every group lobbies and I suppose they can then be perceived as a lobby group. Political lobby group? I don’t see them as this but some might.” He’s standing by his decision to deny the group speakers’ rights saying this had happened to one or two other groups when an invitation to meet had been issued but not taken up. “They wrote on official letterhead



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By Sam Morton A man with a broken collarbone walked to the nearest farm after losing control of his vehicle just after midnight yesterday. Emergency services raced to the scene on Methven Chertsey Road, after the farmer reported the car was in the middle of the road on fire. Methven volunteer firefighter David McLeod described the car as “fully involved”, when two fire appliances arrived about 12.30pm. “The driver appears to have lost control, but police are taking it on from here,” Mr McLeod said. “The person that was injured was nowhere to be seen, but a local farmer told us the guy had walked to his farm for help ... it was all quite bizarre.” The Ashburton police did not have any details on file yesterday.



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asking the council to rethink its representatives to them. In reply we wrote them a letter about two weeks ago and at the bottom I said, ‘let’s have a chat’.” Association members were surprised to see, that without any discussion, the council wanted to withdraw from its appointment of two councillors. The recommendation to last Thursday’s council meeting was accompanied by a report written by community planning manager Gavin Thomas and approved by chief executive Brian Lester. In that report the association was accused of being a “political lobby group” rather than a community association. He’s not concerned that a gap had opened up between the council and the citizens’ association, saying that had happened with a number of groups. Mr McKay said relations between the council and the association were definitely not at a stalemate. “This is not difficult. We will get together and we’ll move forward. They will be stronger for this and we will be stronger for this too. When this dies down we’ll have a closer relationship than we had before.” Association chair Diane Rawlinson said the request for speakers’ rights was made to ensure all councillors were fully aware of the events leading up to the agenda item. “We believe councillors are only being afforded one side of the story and we are concerned that the councillors are making their decision based on the ‘spin’ given by the CEO (based on a letter written to us on March 12) and written up for the meeting by Gavin Thomas (per the agenda). We also take exception to being labelled a ‘political lobby group’ and told that we may even have personal agendas,” she said.

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Accused of driving through black gull colony Muddy Good Run organiser John Moore prepares the course for Sunday’s inaugural mud event. By Sam Morton Crawling through 10 kilometres of wet, sticky, thick, deep mud isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. But fun is what it’s all about on Sunday, when the inaugural Muddy Good Run gets under way in Rakaia. Well ... fun and a small matter of bragging rights. More than 600 competitors (400 women) will put their physical abilities to the test this weekend, negotiating their way around a gruelling obstacle course, fit only for a mud loving fiend. The countryside course, pleasant to the eye, will be anything

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but for the participants as they work their way through shallow, steep holes, slides, outrageous terrain and waist-deep mud pits in search of the finish line. And organiser John Moore is smiling from ear to ear as he reflects on the events ahead. “It will be one hell of a day and a lot of fun will be had, that’s for sure,” Mr Moore said. “I am sure there is going to be many people who have signed up for the 10km, only doing the five and we promise not to tell anyone ... well only those who don’t have the internet,” he laughed. This week, Mr Moore is out at the site preparing the course, digging the trenches, marking

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the course and gearing up for the first event Mid Canterbury has seen involving mud, water, sweat and quite possibly ... tears. It was earlier this year Mr Moore had a light-bulb moment, in January, and since the thought the event is now only days away from becoming a water-world of mud. “I wanted to do something that involved people getting down and dirty. I came up here to the domain and saw this land (where the course is),” Mr Moore said. “I was smiling like a Cheshire cat and decided to speak to the landowner, who was absolutely for it ... he said just go for it and basically gave us free rein.

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“This is different and it’s what people want. Good events are about point of difference and it’s not every day you can run through muddy pits and mud slides in the Rakaia countryside, so get into it ... literally,” he said. Teams will be registering on Friday in Ashburton and out of town teams will register in Christchurch on Thursday. “Bring it on, let’s have a Muddy Good Run,” Mr Moore said. Teams and individuals will start and finish at the Rakaia Domain from 10am on Sunday. The Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade will be on hand to hose down competitors at the finish line.

The man who twice drove through a colony of black wing gulls nesting under the State Highway One bridge over the Ashburton River appeared in court yesterday. Samuel John Townhill, of Ashburton, who is currently serving a custodial sentence for his ninth drink driving offence, made a brief appearance in the Ashburton District Court in front of Judge Jackie Moran. He was represented by duty solicitor Paul Bradford. He was charged with two offences under the Wildlife Act. The Department of Conservation alleged Townhill drove through a colony of protected black wing gulls in the Ashburton River causing injury to the birds and destroying their nest sites. Townhill was remanded in custody without plea, pending his next court appearance on May 6.

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New code for estate agents By Sam Morton A new code of conduct for real estate agents has provided a level playing field and will help weed out the industry imposters, local agents say. The new changes, which came into force yesterday, will ensure estate agents throughout New Zealand are held accountable for misdealing and poor professionalism. The guidelines aim to keep house hunters better informed and have been touted to address some common complaints, focused on providing buyers with all the information

available about the property. First National Real Estate owner Jill Quaid supports the changes, pointing out the new guidelines will provide robust consumer protection and lift the bar among agents. “No-one wants to see people get a bad deal, so this new code of conduct is driven by consumer protection, which is good,� Mrs Quaid said. “We live and breathe on repeat business, so it’s good to see a level playing field has been introduced . . . this is a great step forward for the industry.� Ashburton licensee Hamish Niles, of Property Brokers, also agreed with the changes and has instructed all

his staff members on the new guidelines and expectations. In the past, Mid Canterbury has had rogue salespersons operating in the district, but Mr Niles didn’t wish to elaborate on the issue. Instead, Mr Niles wanted to look to the future and says the local industry is in “good heart’’. “Nobody wants rogue people in the industry, least of all in a place like Mid Canterbury,� Mr Niles said. “These changes are what we want in the industry and I’d like to think that many prudent agents have been operating under these guidelines, even before today (April 8). “It’s (Code of Conduct) just docu-

menting these changes a wee bit better and if they breach the code, then they can be held accountable and I am in total agreement with that,� he said. Meanwhile, Real Estate Institute of New Zealand chief executive Helen O’Sullivan described the changes as honest, pointing out under the previous code agents were not required to seek out any hidden faults with the property. However, as of yesterday, when an agent asks a vendor about any defects with the property, their personal view has to be backed up by expert evidence or opinion, such as a building report.

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“Rather than just accepting the view or passing on in good faith information which might or might not be correct, you’ve actually got to see the expert evidence,� she said. Another key change means if a vendor tells an agent not to disclose a defect to potential buyers, the agent must stop acting for that person immediately. “I would like to think most prudent agents would have already been operating under these guidelines for a number of years, before today ... but this code of conduct marks a positive step for our industry and for consumers alike,� Mr Niles said. The changes took effect yesterday.

• String of arrests Ashburton police made a number of arrests over the weekend for a string of offences throughout Ashburton. Among the arrests were a 20-year-old local man who was arrested for wilful damage early Sunday and will appear in the Ashburton District Court on April 22.

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• Over the limit An Ashburton teenager was stopped in Ashburton on Saturday night and was recorded to have a breath alcohol reading of 186 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. The legal limit for under-20 is zero. He will appear in court later this month.

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Hit and run A man has yesterday handed himself into police over the hit and run of a teenage boy crossing a road in Auckland at the weekend. The boy was hospitalised after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Dominion Rd at Mt Eden about 5.50pm on Saturday. Police said that a man had handed himself into Avondale Police “after reading about the hit and run�. “He is assisting police with their enquiries [and] no one else is being sought in relation to the incident,� police said in a statement. The hit and run was still being investigated, police said. -APNZ

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A group of Ashburton auto electricians gained a rare insight into the vehicles that will be rolling into their workshops in the not so distant future. Newlands Auto Electrical played host to the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the country’s first all-electric powered car that is leading the way in technology and efficiency, releasing zero emissions. The small four-door hatchback has been on show to locals during the past fortnight at the company’s Kermode Street premises, but will head to Christchurch today after the company’s auto electricians put the $60,000 vehicle under the microscope. Although the company had been instrumental in the building of a new hybrid electric powered bus a decade ago, it was new territory for the technicians. “The boys have just been tinkering with it and having a look,� Newlands director Robert Newlands said. “It’s the way our industry is going and it’s about learning and embracing what’s going to happen in the future.� Mr Newlands could not predict when electric cars would become an everyday vehicle in the workshop, but with already 3000 New Zealanders owning Mitsubishi i-MiEV’s, he said they were quickly becoming a popular car on New Zealand roads. And travelling a maximum of 160km on a single charge costing just $5, he could see a market for them in Mid Canterbury. “More and more people are buying them, and down the track these cars will be for people who are in the community who only drive around Ashburton or close to town.�

• Wilful damage On Saturday, a 22-yearold man was arrested and charged with two counts of wilful damage and one count of possession of cannabis. • Two men were arrested for possession of cannabis and will appear in Court on April 22.

• Vehicle stolen Police are making enquiries about a vehicle that was stolen from Harrison Street on Sunday evening, about 5.30pm. If you heard or saw anything suspicious in the area, ring the station at 3078400.

• Ambulance calls St John Ambulance had another busy week attending to more than 70 call-outs in Mid Canterbury, resulting in 57 medical incidents and 16 accidents. A total of 29 calls were deemed as urgent, while 23 were non-urgent. The remaining 21 call-outs were deemed as routine incidents. The crews covered almost 3000 kilometres during their week.

Private memorial for crash victims Teachers to attend Nelson A private memorial service will be held for 2degrees chief executive Eric Hertz and his wife Kathy in Auckland this week. The pair will be farewelled at the Auckland University of Technology on Thursday after navy divers recovered their bodies from the wreckage

of their crashed plane off the Kawhia coast at the weekend. The service will be a “private event for Eric and Kathy’s friends, family and work colleagues�. One body was brought up from the upturned plane wreckage 56 metres below the surface on Saturday and

a second body was retrieved on Sunday. Lieutenant Commander Trevor Leslie, the commanding officer of the navy’s dive team, said he was always confident of a recovery after the plane crashed late last month. - APNZ

Tractor inspiration for children’s book By Susan Sandys An old red tractor looks like just that to most people, but not Marilyn Cross. The Ashburton writer decided she had just met “Tractor Fred� when she saw the 1947 McCormick Deering Farmall M on her friend’s Ashburton lifestyle block a few years ago. The self-published children’s book Tractor Fred And Other Poems followed, and it has been released this week. Mrs Cross said the tractor was still in use on the farmlet today. She said she had known as soon as she walked into the shed where the tractor was stored that she would write a poem on it. “I could smell the smell of the shed - petrol, diesel and grease, and I thought there’s a poem in there,� she said. Mrs Cross has been writing since she was a child. “At Lyndhurst School, in Standard 1, I became interested in reading and poetry and I am very thankful that my teacher encouraged me,� she said.  Tractor Fred And Other Poems is her second book of children’s poetry, following Nanna’s Red Ferrari. The latter was inspired by taking her grandson Gregory for rides in her small Ford Laser. There are 11 poems in her latest book, and they each feature colourful illustrations by Hororata artist David Healy. Mrs Cross has dedicated it to her two-year-old grandson Lachie, who also likes to visit Tractor Fred.

Car plunges 30m A man has been flown to hospital with lifethreatening injuries after plummeting 30 metres down a steep bank when he crashed through a safety barrier at the top of Wainuiomata Hill Rd tonight. The man, in his late 20s, smashed through a road sign and the safety barrier on top the hill at Lower Hutt after failing to take a moderate bend about 6pm. He was rescued b the Wellington Free Ambulance rescue squad with the help of the Fire Service and police. Paramedics treated him at the scene before he was flown to Wellington Hospital. - APNZ

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IT development course By Myles Hume Keeping up with technology nowadays may be a tough task, but Mid Canterbury educators are putting steps in place to keep ahead of the IT craze that has hit local schools. Next week 20 school staff from the district will head north to Nelson as part of a professional development course to generate knowledge and ideas on the way other parts of the country are implementing IT in their classrooms. Mid Canterbury schools are already one of the leaders in IT technology, being the only district to have fibre delivered to all its 23 schools courtesy of EA Networks with an ever-growing emphasis to base teaching on iPads and tablets. Mid Canterbury Fibre Connected Schools (MCFCS)

regional support co-ordinator Trudy Hulme said although there were many technological savvy classrooms around the district it was about learning new perspectives. “We are going around and seeing a variety of primary and secondary schools and looking at the innovation schools are using up there,� Ms Hulme said. With predictions that every child in Mid Canterbury will be walking to school with a tablet in their bag within five years, Ms Hulme said it was important teachers developed their knowledge on technology with many children already arriving at school with a wealth of technological nous. The group of 14 primary teachers, four secondary school staff and Ms Hulme and Jan Anderson from MCFCS, will attend a conference held by

Apple New Zealand education development executives and go on to visit “leading e-learning schools�. Schools that have iPads for each pupil and others that already adopted the ‘bring your own device’ initiative are among a list of visits on the agenda. Ms Hulme said the Mid Canterbury teachers would take certain aspects on board and shape them to fit into Mid Canterbury schools. Methven Primary has five members of staff making the trip to Nelson. Principal Chris Murphy said it was “not about reinventing the wheel� but emulating other ideas that have worked well. And although many children came to school with more capability than teachers on iPads, he said it was about working with children to get the best outcome.




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Postie jailed for mail theft By Celia Crosbie A disgraced former postie who stole more than 21,000 items of mail from Queenstown residents failed to fulfil her “sacrosanct” duty of delivering private correspondence, a judge said. Philippa Lynette Lindsay was jailed for 17 months when she appeared before Judge Kevin Phillips in Queenstown District Court yesterday. She had earlier pleaded guilty to a representative charge of theft by a person in a special relationship between September 2010 and November 2012. Lindsay, 32, calmly read out a letter of apology addressed to New Zealand Post, affected residents and the wider Queenstown community before she was handed her prison sentence. “I am not a malicious person and it was never my intention of hurting anyone,” she said. “I hope that over time you will be able to forgive me, but I will understand if you don’t. “If I could take back what I have done I would do it in a heartbeat but unfortunately I can’t. I am ready to accept my penalty.” The stolen mail was found hidden at Lindsay’s home in Queenstown, a storage unit in Arrowtown and a car park at Coronet Peak. More than 1500 items were opened. Defence lawyer Phena Byrne told the court her client’s offending - which began as soon as she started working as a postie - was prompted by issues including alcohol abuse, being in a car crash and

being bitten by a dog during her delivery round. “It seems she quickly found herself out of her depth with her job,” Byrne said. Lindsay made a “bizarre attempt” to conceal her wrongdoing by trying to open some of the mail, shred the contents and recycle the envelopes, Ms Byrne added. “It is not a case of being motivated by greed, but the inability to face up to her responsibilities.” Lindsay denied any wrongdoing when NZ Post conducted an internal inquiry in November last year. Judge Phillips refused Byrne’s argument for a sentence of home detention, saying Lindsay’s offending resulted in widespread harm across the community and NZ Post. “I find that you rejected your employer’s faith in you right from the outset and it just got worse and worse,” Phillips told Lindsay. “You did not stop at all and even when the game was up you continued to deny it.” Judge Phillips described the action of delivering a person’s private mail as being “sacrosanct”. “I believe that when someone sends a letter, it will be received.” NZ Post spent $48,000 sorting and returning the stolen mail to residents. Only 100 unaddressed items remain at Queenstown Police Station. Judge Phillips ordered Lindsay to pay $30,000 in reparation to NZ Post - $10,000 immediately and the balance by December 31, 2015. She must also pay $354 in reparation to individuals whose mail was interfered with. -APNZ

Methven’s tree woes raise crash concerns By Susan Sandys Ashburton Mayor Angus McKay is concerned a car crash may result from council staff refusing to trim trees in Methven. Motorists in the ski town have grumbled about trees in roadside berms planted as part of a beautification programme along Main Street for years, saying they block the view of oncoming traffic when turning out of side streets. The Methven Community Board requested the trees be trimmed, but received a response back at its six-weekly meeting yesterday that it was not entirely happy with. The council’s parks and recreation department reported that police said there had been no accidents at the intersections, and the trees actually made motorists more careful when pulling out of intersections. “So they are obviously not going to prune them?” board chairperson Liz McMillan asked.

Mayor Angus McKay, who farms at Methven, told the board he had had truck drivers complain “bitterly” to him about the trees. “People are concerned there will be an accident and I as mayor do not want there to be an accident,” he said. Community planning manager Gavin Thomas suggested parks and recreation head David Askin attend the board’s next meeting to explain the issue. Board member Dan McLaughlin said the trees mainly blocked the vision of those in trucks and four-wheel-drives. He said if one stopped at a stop sign, and then drove a little further to see if it was clear to proceed, that was technically failure to give way if a car was coming. Mr McKay took up that point and said the board could seek traffic advice, as well as further information from parks and reserves, considering the “disconnect” between road markings at the intersections and the trees.



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By Sue Newman Ashburton’s rodeo star Patrick McCarthy has won a coveted double at the national rodeo championships at Wanganui over the weekend. And it’s not the first time he’s watched his name go up with a duo of wins at the nationals; this year’s double header is his third. And this year’s was extra special because he won the team rope and tie with his sister Kate Haugh. His second national title this year came in the individual rope and tie. The two wins earned him two rodeo saddles – to add to the 11 he already has stored in his stable – and two rodeo buckles as well as a handful of cash. This year’s event was extra special, Patrick said, as it became his and new wife Deanna’s default honeymoon. “We had our wedding in Hawea the week before last, came home for one night and then loaded up the truck to head to the North Island.” When the rodeo season started, Patrick says he was looking at as being a low-key year. “I planned on taking a bit of a back seat. I had young horses in work and a wedding to plan, but it ended up being a huge year for us.” The national championships bring together the top eight rodeo riders in the country in each discipline. Patrick went into the individual rope and tie trailing in second place, but won three out of the four rounds to secure the title. With his horses in the float, Patrick was heading home yesterday, intent on catching up on two weeks of missed construction work. The rodeo season has wrapped up and while he’ll work with young horses over the winter, his experienced mounts will be enjoying a winter spell in the paddock. Come late August, however, the horses will be back in and Patrick and wife Deanna will be back working the home rodeo ring, hoping to add new titles to their growing list in the new season.

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EQC takes out court injunction By Adam Bennett The Earthquake Commission has taken out a court injunction against the insurance advocate it accidentally sent thousands of claimants; records to last month to block him from using the information. A commission (EQC) claims manager caused a massive privacy breach when she last month accidentally sent Bryan Staples of Earthquake Services Ltd a spreadsheet containing confidential details about 98,000 claims. Mr Staples signed a statutory declaration saying he had deleted the information but later told the EQC he would retrieve the information to use as he pursued payment from the commission for quake

repairs on behalf of about 10 of his clients. The EQC responded by laying a complaint with police. Yesterday afternoon it said it had been granted an interim injunction from the High Court at Christchurch “to prevent any further dissemination of confidential information by two parties from a spreadsheet sent in error”. “The injunction has been served on Earthquake Services director Bryan Staples and the blogger known as EQC Truths,” EQC chief executive Ian Simpson said in a statement. Mr Simpson said the move was “necessary as neither party had authorised access to the information and both were actively engaged in disseminating it”. “I have said earlier that EQC is determined not to add to any

distress caused by the mistake by seeing the information spread further by third parties, and that has necessitated the intervention of the courts.” Speaking shortly after EQC laid the police complaint two weeks ago, Mr Staples said the commission was engaging in “bullying” tactics. He said he would initiate court action to secure the right to use the contents of the email as he pursued $700,000 in payments from EQC for the 10 claims where his company had done repair work before EQC approved it. Mr Staples said his company had done that repair work on behalf of 10 mostly elderly or infirm claimants because the commission had repeatedly withheld that approval for what he regarded as petty reasons. - APNZ

Methven finally gets its caravan waste disposal By Susan Sandys A $60,000 caravan waste disposal unit for Methven was officially opened at the town’s recycling drop-off yard on Methven Chertsey Road yesterday. Installation of the unit has been no small feat for a small town, after money for the unit which the Ashburton District Council initially budgeted disappeared off the end of a spreadsheet. That money was found again, and the Methven Community Board finally got to celebrate completion of the project yesterday. Board chairperson Liz McMillan told a small gathering which included fellow board members and media, that it had taken three to four years to get the unit established. The project had been instigated by Methven resident Ron Thomas, a member of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association. A former waste station near the Mt Hutt Memorial Hall was difficult to find and not as easy to use, whereas the new facility, which had been operating since December, offered plenty of space for larger vehicles up to 12.5 metres long. The disposal unit was provided by the association, with council funding its installation and conPhoto Kirsty Clay 080413-KC-032 nection to the Methven wastewater system. Ms McMillan cut a ribbon to the declare the unit Methven Community Board chairperson Liz McMillan officially opens the town’s new caravan waste disposal unit, observed by (from left) board members Dan McLaughlin, Martin Nordqvist, Hamish Gilpin, Anna Johnson and mayor Angus McKay. officially opened.

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A tramper overdue from a walk in the Arthur’s Pass National Park on Sunday night used the light from his cellphone to guide him out of the bush. The Solid Energy Rescue Helicopter was called from Greymouth about 7.30pm to help search for the overdue man, who had been walking to Crow Hut. Using night vision gear the helicopter pilot spotted the cellphone light and picked up the disoriented tramper. - APNZ

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Council decision ignores democratic process I

t is hard to judge the latest communication faux pas by the Ashburton District Council. Removing their representatives from the Ashburton Citizens’ Association and denying the association their democratic right to put forward their side of the issue, is amongst the most bizarre actions this council has taken so far. In the council’s defence, the citizens’ association were offered an earlier chance to come and speak to chief executive Brian Lester and Mayor Angus McKay, but clearly the association preferred to speak in an open forum directly to the councillors, instead of a session behind closed doors. Refusing the legitimate request

OUR VIEW to speak at council appears to be a classic case of tit-for-tat, not exactly a constructive way of dealing with the issue. In its guidelines, the council “encourages residents to take advantage of the public forum as part of making local democracy more accessible’’. The council’s official guidelines give no legal reason to deny any group the right to speak at the forum, which is even more surprising when that group is the subject of the council discussion. The citizens’ association may be a pain in the neck for councillors whose actions are scrutinised and at times heavily

criticised, but this is exactly what a citizens’ association should be doing, asking questions and holding those to account that are spending their rates. Instead, Mr Lester and his senior staff in their report to council have concluded that the association has stepped outside their brief as a community group and has become a political lobby group. The issue came to a head when the association asked councillors Robin Kilworth and Donna Favel to be replaced by two other representatives as the two councillors “were not meeting their needs”. We can

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only speculate whether this dysfunctional relationship was caused by personality clashes or more complicated concerns, but this should not be relevant. Council clearly does not see the benefit in restoring the relationship with their most engaged group of citizens who may not be elected but are representing a big chunk of the electorate. It takes two to tango, but

the emphasis should be on the council to find ways to restore the relationship. After all, the council works for the citizens, not the other way around. The damning report by PR experts Carter Price Rennie last year pointed out that the council has been inadequate in communicating with its citizens, the media and their own staff. This report was presented nearly a year ago, but instead of feeling suitably embarrassed, the council has only increased its siege mentality. It has been paying lip service to the public and the media but whenever things get a bit sticky, the council bosses revert to their old instincts. The council genuinely feels it is doing a great job by presenting

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Hayden tried to get away but Gosnell only punched him harder. Gosnell made him clean himself Teenager Hayden Miles was bru- up three or four times before laytally bashed to death before being ing into him again. sawn into 12 pieces and dumped Hayden begged for Gosnell to in two Christchurch graveyards, a stop and for his female friend to court heard yesterday. help him. The grisly details emerged on The attack only ceased when an the opening day of the High Court unconscious Hayden was “breathtrial of Gavin John Gosnell, 28, ing funny”, like he was running who denies murdering 15-year-old out of air, Vaux-Phillips said. Hayden on August 22, 2011. After showering him, Gosnell Gosnell admits his savage and laid Hayden naked on the couch prolonged beating led to the and went to bed with his girlfriend. schoolboy’s death, but his defence In the morning, Vaux-Phillips team argues he should be con- checked Hayden for a pulse and victed of manslaughter, not mur- couldn’t find one. der, because he did not intend for “He was dead,” she told the Miles to die. court. “I told Gavin he was dead Hayden was reported miss- ... he just carried on walking outing after going to see his friend side.” Nicollette Vaux Phillips at the Gosnell laid Hayden on the floor Linwood house and turned the she shared with radio on, she said. Gosnell. His He proceeded to remains were found cut up the dead after a four-month teenager - first, missing persons with a knife, and then with a portable inquiry. bandsaw. Ye s t e r d a y , She witnessed Vaux-Phillips, a the start of the dis19-year-old mummembering before of-one, sobbed returning to her as she recounted bedroom. what happened to Gosnell laughed Hayden, who she Hayden Miles as he brought had known for a through body parts to show her, year. She said she invited her young she said. Vaux-Phillips - who was last pal round for drinks. When they ran out of bourbon, they decided year sentenced to 12 months of to steal some from a nearby super- home detention after admitting a charge of being an accessory after market. But while Hayden was stealing a the fact to culpable homicide - was cask of wine, Gosnell bumped into then told to clean up the bloodied a friend and the pair plotted to mess. Gosnell threatened to “do the take the younger man’s iPod. While walking home, Hayden same thing” to her if she refused. The next day, they dumped the was jumped from behind and his iPod, cellphone and the wine were body parts in two fresh burial plots stolen, Crown prosecutor Barnaby in nearby Ruru Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Cemetery. Hawes said. Organs were buried in the backUpset, Hayden used a stranger’s cellphone to ring his mum and yard while clothing, towels, tartell her he’d been robbed, before paulins and the jigsaw were burnt, the court heard. returning to the flat. Gosnell and Vaux-Phillips then Gosnell said he “shouldn’t have come back” and told him to leave, tried to cover their tracks. After dumping the body, Vaux-Phillips Vaux-Phillips said. He started his attack on Hayden posted a message on Hayden’s after the teen riled him by saying Facebook page asking if he got Vaux-Phillips was using him and home okay. They were arrested in December. didn’t like him. The trial, before Justice Lester Gosnell repeatedly punched and kicked Hayden’s head and body, Chisholm and a jury of six men saying he “deserved it”, Vaux- and six women, continues today. -apnz Phillips said. By Kurt Bayer

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discuss local council issues, as we have done for decades. The result has been a significant slowdown in the stream of information to the media, and therefore the public. Instead of using the $10,000 advice from Carter Price Rennie, a group of senior council staff with no communication expertise, have clearly decided they know better. Their actions are not necessary mean-spirited, but you don’t know what you don’t know. Despite the Carter Price Rennie report being tabled over a year ago, the council’s new communication strategy is yet to materialise. Judging by their recent actions, it is hard to get our hopes up.

Miles’ body sawn up before burial, court hears



material at meetings, supplying information and telling people how to make submissions, but they fail to understand that communication is a two-way street. Talking to the community is easy, but listening to them is a lot harder. And when the community does not like what they hear or starts asking difficult questions, the council puts up the shutters. Cutting its ties with the citizens is just one of several curious steps the council has taken to “improve” its communications. It has also introduced a new communications gatekeeper, stopping Guardian journalists and other media from directly approaching council staff to

First she described a powhiri as “grotesque”, now it’s emerged that right-wing Danish MP Marie Krarup has accused New Zealand of “free-riding” on Australia. The comment is included in the same blog, for Copenhagen newspaper Berlingske Tidende, that contained the reaction to the Maori welcome. A translated transcript of the article, supplied to APNZ by Dane Inger Mortensen, reveals Ms Krarup said New Zealand’s defence policy sounded like a “dream” for Det Radikale Venstre, the Danish Socialist Party. “Could one surmise that New Zealand is a kind of free-rider under an Australian security umbrella? During our visit we were told repeatedly that New Zealand trains and co-ordinates with Australia.”

Marie Krarup Ms Krarup experienced a powhiri as she was welcomed onto the Navy’s Te Taua Marae during an official visit for her party - Danish Folkeparti - in March. Ms Krarup said she felt like an idiot giving a “hongi”. “I was very grateful towards the one guy who gave me a big kiss on

the cheek instead of a nose rub,” she said. Ms Krarup told TVNZ yesterday morning her comments were incorrectly translated. Ms Mortensen, who translated the article for the Danish Society Committee in a voluntary capacity, is Danish and has lived in New Zealand for more than 10 years. She told APNZ she took pride in her translation being accurate. “Being Danish and fluent in Danish, it was obvious to me that her blog was highly offensive in Danish and therefore would, of course, also end up being so when translated to English. “Every Danish person I have had contact with who has read Krarup’s original piece agrees.” Ms Krarup said she was sorry New Zealanders had been offended by her comments. “The first English versions were very offending and I’m sorry about that, but I did not do the transla-

tions,” she told TVNZ. Mr Krarup confirmed she had received a briefing about the nature of the powhiri before the ceremony. Despite her apology, Ms Krarup continued to describe her experience of the powhiri by using derogatory terms. “If you compare it to Western civilisation, dancing and screaming like the Maori culture dance is kind of grotesque.” Asked why she had apologised and then continued to denigrate the powhiri as “grotesque” and “uncivilised”, she said: “To me it looked grotesque. It looked very strange with a man who was half-naked and in a grass skirt and who put his tongue out and was screaming. That is strange.” The Danish Folkeparti has built its success largely on the position that outsiders to Denmark should accept and adopt Danish customs and norms. -apnz

YOUR VIEW Council, Citizens’ Assn spat With reference to the article reported in The Ashburton Courier, Thursday, April 4. Poor Ashburton District Council crying foul over Ashburton Citizens Association excluding their representatives from in-committee parts of the meeting. Does council not think that they have not prompted this response by the association by their own actions in not listening to this town’s opposition of the Art Gallery. The Ashburton Citizens’ Association would not be in the position of being having to be more political had council not had its collective heads buried in the sand and its attitude towards the feeling of the majority of the people. Good on the Ashburton Citizens‘ Association. Roll on election time. Craig Fraser




It was never a good idea, by either party to this “spat” to have council representatives as part of the Citizens Association. As I understand it, this association was formed to monitor, scrutinise and challenge Council

proposals and decisions, so as to avoid irreversible “major” decisions that would not be supported by the majority of ratepayers. So why on earth have the body that is being “scrutinised”, represented by official appointees. One would get the impression that they were sent there to “keep an eye” on things. In our democratic system there are meant to be “checks and balances”, and I see the Citizens’ Association as providing that dimension. You can call it a community organisation, or a political body, it makes no difference to what its members are trying to achieve, that is a sort of centralised watch on council matters, as not every individual citizen has the time, nor the inclination to do this for themselves. Now that the next local body elections are getting near, I get the impression that this council wants to minimise the influence the Citizens’ Association has, as regards the direction these elections will take. I do NOT belong to the citizens’ association but I fully support them in their endeavours to “Open up and expand” the field of contenders for the next elections. The fact that this council (and previous ones) have stubbornly

refused to have at least some of their meetings at times that are suitable for working people, signifies to me that they are not all that serious about true representation. Let’s hope the citizens’ association is able to identify “new blood” to stand for council, support them and at the same time hopefully achieve a higher voter turnout than we have seen in recent years. That way we may get a more “balanced” team around the council table. Peter Opthoog




A fall-out between the ADC and the Ashburton Citizens’ Association was inevitable. I’ve mentioned previously that I felt the association was just too nice and to be effective it should not continue. I’ve no idea what precipitated the fall-out but it needed to happen. This and the previous council presented little by way of  fact and what and who was driving them to various declared goals and most of these at the expense of the core activities for which we are all rated. I look at roads and footpath for example, any work claimed to have been done is at  an estimated 40 per cent above cost and the finished product signed off by

yet another contractor, hence to quote an opinion expressed to me “the worst roads and footpaths in the province”. The result, no directed blame can be pinpointed. I feel the council is dysfunctional. To my mind it is a situation which can only be maintained by bullying, not physically but by senior personnel being flattered into thinking they should exert influence. Regrettably this results in a system where those pushing their ideas can claim support. I look to a recent announcement of a huge rate hike for Mayfield, most unfair. This for an updated water supply, what has been lost sight of is this provision is core business, part of the district and rates have been collected for this type of activity since inception. Yet looking now at the proposed Sports Centre, I’m unsure of what name it is currently going under but six months ago over $5 million of rate money spent behind closed doors, in fact no attempt to include those whom they hope to bequeath a bill of at least $50 million, this I might add is “to date”. I would suggest extensive use of the Official Information Act to bring more out into the open and allow the district to feel that they do have a say.

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There was an article in Friday morning’s Guardian about the Council fall-out with the Ashburton Citizens’ Association. There is another side to the story which I hope that the Guardian will obtain and make available for its readers. There was a complaint made by the Citizens’ Association at the end of February and in council’s hands in early March. Strangely, after sending representatives along for many months the Citizens’ Group became a lobby group in the eyes of the council and they claimed council representation was not appropriate. There are some people within the association who want to turn the association into a lobby group and have a clean-out of council at the next local body elections. The council may very well have helped to bring this about. I hope that the Guardian will get the other side of this story so that the readers will have a clearer idea of what is really going on. Ross Hawthorne

Easter trading hours What a lot of nonsense the

Easter Trading hours are. What bureaucrats sit behind a desk to decide what places can open, while others can’t? Why is it (for instance) unacceptable that garden centres can’t open, but it is quite in order for video stores to do so? Are the latter more holy than the former that seems debatable. What criteria is used for such selective targeting? The whole scenario should be overhauled. R. Denham

Art gallery, Museum I am getting very confused over letters in your paper, relating to the Art Gallery and Museum. Mr Hawthorne states that the majority of people in Ashburton do not want it. I was asked to sign the petition and as I did, I noticed names from the rural area and names of children who were still at school, so obviously the petition covered Mid Canterbury. A majority would have to have been 16,000 people signing, or if it was supposed to be just Ashburton 8000 people signing, was this just bad schooling when Mr Hawthorne was young? Robin Spicer

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Stress cause of woman’s test death By Kieran Campbell A shy and timid woman became so anxious when she was stopped for an alcohol breath test that she collapsed in the police booze bus and died of arrythmia in her heart. Coroner Gordon Matenga, in findings published yesterday, said trauma in Elizabeth Jill Gilbertson’s life before she emigrated from South Africa to New Zealand would have contributed to her anxiety when she was stopped by police on June 3 last year. Ms Gilbertson, 56, who had moved to New Zealand only six months earlier, had survived an armed mugging and threats of violence against her on a number of occasions in the years before she left South Africa. Her brother, Dr Ian Gilbertson, told the inquest his sister “would have been terrified by the events that preceded her death”. Ms Gilbertson had been stopped on Cambridge Rd at Hamilton and gave a passive breath test that indicated the presence of alcohol. She was required to undergo a breath screening test but, despite a number of attempts, she was unable to complete the test. An officer at the booze bus said she appeared “nervous but not intoxicated”. She collapsed and hit her head on a bench seat and was administered first aid by police before she went into cardio respiratory arrest. “Despite aggressive efforts to revive her, Ms Gilbertson could not be resuscitated,” Coroner Matenga said.

“I find that Ms Gilbertson was a shy, timid and anxious person who would have been terrified due to previous violent experiences in South Africa and also due to her nature.” Dr Gilbertson said his sister was “grateful to be [in New Zealand] and enjoying the benefits of being close to her extended family after years of separation”. He thanked police for how his sister was treated and pointed out that she was not a drunk driver. “Dr Gilbertson described how confusing it could be to recent immigrants to come across a police road block, especially at night, and asked to perform duties that are quite foreign and often with minimal or any explanation,” Coroner Matenga said. “None of this background was known to police at the time but Jill Gilbertson’s personal characteristics have contributed to her death.” Coroner Matenga said there was “no evidence to suggest that Ms Gilbertson was treated with anything but courtesy and respect”. “Rather, it is a recognition of Ms Gilbertson’s idiosyncrasies.” An expert witness who gave evidence to the inquest said there was “not much more that could have been done in the circumstances”. Dr Simon Stables, clinical director of the New Zealand Forensic Pathology Service, suggested police could consider carrying an emergency defibrillator but said there was nothing he could suggest to police which might help them predict or spot any warning signs that someone was about to collapse. - APNZ

‘Not guilty’ By Shelley Robinson The man accused of killing Christchurch schoolgirl Jade Louise Bayliss has pleaded not guilty to murder. Jeremy George Edward McLaughlin, 35, appeared at the High Court in Christchurch yesterday. He admitted to charges of committing burglary and arson at the 13-year-old girl’s house at Barrington St, in suburb of Somerfield, on November 10, 2011. Jade, a Cashmere High School student, was found dead in her burning house. She had been at home that day because she was too ill to go to school. Another Christchurch man, Jolon Erin Scott Sweeney, 41, who allegedly helped McLaughlin evade arrest also appeared yesterday. He pleaded not guilty to all three charges of helping McLaughlin evade arrest. Justice Graham Panckhurst adjourned the trial until Thursday morning for the hearing of evidence to begin. McLaughlin remains in jail. Sweeney was granted bail for the duration of the four-week trial. -apnz

Water in mine Ashburton’s Paul Castelow and Joy Clements talk flowers at the town’s farmers market on Saturday.

Photo Joseph Johnson 060403-JJ-017

Market needs more customers By Susan Sandys Organic produce, free range eggs, hot nuts, hot coffee and sometimes live music abounds. It’s the Ashburton Farmers’ Market on a Saturday in the town. Unfortunately however, a lack of customers is letting the whole show down.

Market secretary Judith Crozier said the market had just three more weeks to go for this season, and she wanted to attract as many people along as possible. “It’s not terribly well patronised,” she said. This time of year the amount of produce started to trail off as stallholders sold what was in season, however, that did not mean

there was a lack of fresh goods on offer. At last weekend’s market, there were organic fruits including quinces, peaches and apples, as well as cucumbers, cabbages, courgettes, radishes, potatoes, free-range eggs, plants, jams and honey, pork and bacon meat packs, fresh chrysanthemums, free range turkeys, and the rela-

tively new attraction of hot fresh bread. “I think we have a great variety of product there, and it would be great if people just came down and had a look,” she said. The market is held in the West Street carpark, and sometimes buskers perform there as well. “The stallholders love being there, it’s a great place to be,” Mrs Crozier said.

A camera was lowered into the Pike River Mine on Friday, revealing more water than expected but not a great amount of damage. Bernie Monk, spokesman for some of the Pike River families, said a concrete plate meant to seal the top of the ventilation shaft had been leaking, so the new mine owner Solid Energy decided to put a camera down it. The shaft was pictured in the aftermath of the November 2010 disaster belching flames, and there was much debate over whether a box containing self-rescuing equipment, viewed on the mine floor, had been left open by survivors or blown open by the force of the blast. Meanwhile, the mediator between the families and Government is due in Greymouth on Wednesday for a meeting to update plans on a possible re-entry. -APNZ


He needs to ‘stay away from his mother’s home’ The following people appeared in front of Judge Jackie Moran in the Ashburton District Court yesterday.

Late attendance A warrant was issued for Daniel John Brokenshire, unemployed, of Ashburton, when he failed to turn up for a court appearance yesterday morning. However, Brokenshire made good by turning up in the afternoon to face a charge of wilful damage before Judge Jackie Moran. The charge, which resulted from Brokenshire kicking in a door at his mother’s home, had been referred for restorative justice, but duty solicitor Paul Bradford told the court there was no meeting of minds. Mr Bradford said the situation arose after Brokenshire’s mother had ordered him out of her home. He returned to collect his belongings and, on finding the door locked, kicked it in and took what

Drink driving

intoxicated Frew getting into a vehicle outside a fast food outlet. He was found to have been driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 1018 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath (EBA 1018mg/l – the legal limit is 400mg/l). Frew was convicted of drink driving in 2002 and 2007, however his lawyer said he had taken stock after the second occasion. His appearance yesterday came about after he had argued with friends and, with impaired judgment, decided to drive home. Judge Moran took account of this, while condemning Frew’s actions, she imposed a fine of $2500, disqualified him from driving for 15 months, ordered him to undertake 12 months’ supervisions with special conditions and issued a warning not to show up in the dock again.

Nathan Carl Frew, 29, appeared for sentencing on his third count of drink driving. The court was told police were called after someone noticed an

Brad William Johnson, 30, of Netherby, was convicted of drink driving (EBA 546mg/l). He was disqualified from driving for six months, fined $900 and ordered

he wanted. Judge Moran pointed to previous offences against the same complainant, a recently imposed temporary trespass order, before ordering him to pay reparations of $968, and to undertake 40 hours community work. “He simply needs to stay away from his mother’s home or he will be in trouble,” Judge Moran said.

Arrest warrants Warrants to arrest were issued for: Apinerau Moses, Tyrone Jayhan Chapman, Richard Solomona, Charles Hemi Nukunuku, Jordan Rhys Oliver Wareham and Nakeisha Bianca Rimene

to pay court costs. Johnson had a previous EBA conviction 12 years ago. Mclean Matthew Scott, 32, a marketing representative of Invercargill, was convicted of drink driving with an excess blood alcohol of 115 milligrams alcohol per 100 millilitres (the legal limit is 80 milligrams). He was fined $575, disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to pay court costs. Mitchell Salton-Scott, 18, a digger operator of Christchurch, was convicted of drink driving (EBA 358mg/l – when the youth limit is zero). He was fined $350, disqualified from driving for three months and ordered to pay court costs. Terry Henry Mundy, 61, of Marlborough, was convicted of refusing to give a blood sample after blowing a positive alcohol breath screening test. In his own defence, Mundy said he had four

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attempts at producing an evidential breath test, the last of which recorded an EBA of 657mg/l. After that he declined to give blood. He admitted consuming four bottles of beer – he was fined $650, disqualified for driving for six months and ordered to pay court costs.

Other matters Hank Peter Vermeer, 58, driver of Ashburton was convicted of driving in excess of his logbook conditions he was fined $300 and ordered to pay court cost. Shaun Nathan Hurst, 19, unemployed of Ashburton, was convicted of possessing cannabis for supply. It was his second drugrelated offence in 12 months. Judge Moran accepted his lawyer’s submission that Hurst had shown motivation to address his offending. He was sentenced to undertake 12 months’ intensive supervision, with stipulations that he undertake alcohol and drug assessments, attend residential

rehabilitation and complete counselling and treatment as directed. He was also ordered to do 80 hours community work. Blair Alan Gulleford, 32, of Rakaia was convicted on a charge of theft on his guilty pleas. He was ordered to pay reparations of $869 and ordered to pay court costs.

Certificate refused Having a criminal conviction is a sure way of guaranteeing you won’t be granted a general manager’s certificate if you want to work in the hospitality industry. When Jeng-Hann Yang applied for the renewal of his general manager’s certificate, he found that conviction on six counts of buying, selling or possessing fish contrary to the Fisheries Act made him an unlikely candidate. Mr Yang obtained a general manager’s certificate in 2003. He allowed this to expire in 2007 and obtained a new certificate in 2010.

This was issued for a 12 month probationary period and during those 12 months the offences against the Fisheries Act occurred. In 2009 he permitted the premises in which he worked to operate outside its licensed hours. Ashburton District Licensing Agency inspector Alison Bacheler and Constable Joy for the New Zealand Police spoke at the hearing, opposing the application. Mr Yang failed to meet the criteria for granting a licence on the grounds of character and reputation and in having criminal convictions, Ms Bacheler said. “Duty mangers have to act with integrity and honesty. “They’re in a position of responsibility and if they don’t meet the grade a certificate can’t be granted,” she said. In refusing to grant the certificate Liquor Licensing authority head Judge Hole said that Mr Yang had been unable to establish that his character and reputation were such that his general manager’s certificate should be renewed.

Judge slams NZ’s drinking culture By Matthew Backhouse and Kieran Campbell A judge has slammed New Zealand’s binge drinking culture as he sentenced a former rugby league starlet to nine years in jail for a “brutal” alcohol-fuelled attack that left a young man unable to remember his family’s names. Sitting in the High Court at Wellington yesterday, Justice Forrest Miller said more needed to be done to licensing laws that allowed people to pre-load on cheap alcohol before heading to bars. Justice Miller said the country’s “appalling” rate of traumatic brain injury was linked to alcohol abuse, including the severe brain damage inflicted by Ioritana Tuau on Robert Bryden outside a Wellington bar in September 2011. Tuau, a 22-year-old who used to play for NRL side Penrith Panthers’ under 20 side, had drunk so much he claimed he blacked out before repeatedly kicking

and stomping on Mr Bryden’s head. Mr Bryden now suffers from post-traumatic amnesia, can no longer put his family’s names to their faces and has no understanding of his plight because he cannot remember what happened even 30 seconds ago. He has had to learn to walk, talk and eat again but only has the cognitive abilities of a child and needs help with the most basic tasks. Mr Bryden’s mother, Vicki, said politicians needed to see what her son had suffered to realise more must be done to curb the binge-drinking culture. “I wouldn’t wish this hell on my worst enemy,” Mrs Bryden said. “I really don’t have the answer ... but something somewhere needs to change.” Justice Miller said it remained to be seen whether alcohol law reforms introduced last year would make any difference. Tuau had earlier pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bod-

ily harm over the attack, described by Justice Miller as “frenzied and brutal”. The pair were strangers when Mr Bryden, who his family says was not a big drinker, asked a woman arguing with Tuau outside a bar if she needed help. When Tuau said they did not, Mr Bryden punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground, and walked away. Tuau and two others chased Mr Bryden before Tuau punched him to the ground and repeatedly kicked and stomped on his head. Mr Bryden spent days on life support before Tuau handed himself into police. Mrs Bryden said her life turned upside down when she heard about the attack. She would never forget the fear that her son would be dead after completing the hour-long drive to Wellington Hospital from their home on the Kapiti Coast. “What greeted me was devastating. I could not recognise my own son,” she said.

“Robert stepped in to what he thought was a woman being harassed and he did what he thought was right. Yeah, he hit him first and he walked away and that was that, and they hunted him down. “Every day I hope that this will be the day my son recognises me and says ‘hi mum’,” Mrs Bryden said. Defence lawyer Elizabeth Hall said Tuau, who now plays for club side Te Aroha Eels, was of good character and had completed community work. He accepted he had a drinking problem and his four breaches of bail since being charged were evidence of his immaturity. But Justice Miller said Tuau’s attack only stopped when a woman intervened. “You very nearly did kill him,” he said. “In my opinion your crime is among the most brutal, the most harmful, the most serious of its type.” Tuau will be eligible for parole after four-and-a-half years in prison. - APNZ

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Nato strike kills 11 Afghan kids A Nato air attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed 11 children, officials say, in the latest case of civilian casualties that provoke great anger in the wartorn country. The children were killed during a joint Afghan-Nato operation in the Shigal district of restive Kunar province bordering Pakistan at the weekend. An Afghan official involved in the operation said air support was called in after local and coalition forces came under attack, resulting in the death of an American and injuries to several Afghan soldiers. The official said the force did not know there were women and

children in the houses that were hit. Civilian casualties caused by Nato forces have been one of the most contentious issues in the 11-year campaign against Taliban insurgents, provoking harsh criticism from Afghan President Hamid Karzai and angry public protests. The president “strongly condemned the ISAF air strike in Kunar that killed 11 children” in a statement issued by his office. A spokesman for Nato’s International Security Assistance Force confirmed the strike and said the coalition was gathering information to determine what happened. A US civilian died in a militant

attack at the scene, ISAF said. The interior ministry said in a statement the attack by coalition forces killed six Taliban including two senior commanders. After an air strike killed 10 civilians, mostly women and children, in February, Karzai banned Afghan security forces from calling in Nato air strikes. However, it is unclear whether the ban has been enforced and many operations are jointly run by Nato and Afghan forces. The latest strike came a day after at least five Americans, including a young female diplomat, were killed in two Taliban attacks in the country’s east and south.  – AFP

• Pastor’s son kills self The son of popular US evangelist Rick Warren killed himself, the California church announced at the weekend. Warren drew national attention in 2009 when he gave the invocation at President Barack Obama’s historic inauguration. He’s the author of the multimillion-selling book The Purpose Driven Life. Warren’s Saddleback Valley Community Church said in a statement that 27-year -old Matthew Warren had struggled with mental illness and deep depression throughout his life.  – AP

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South Korean army reservists salute while denouncing North Korea for their escalating threat of war recently.

Dutchman confesses to killing N. Korea missile launch ‘imminent’ A Dutch man has confessed to stabbing to death a young British woman holidaying in Indian Kashmir while under the influence of drugs, police say. Richard De Wit, 43, told police he had murdered Sarah Groves, who had been staying on the New Beauty houseboat at Dal Lake in the Indian Kashmir city of Srinagar for two months. “He has confessed that he committed the murder under the influence of some drug. We have sent his blood sample for testing to ascertain the facts,” deputy inspector general of police Afadul Mujtaba said yesterday. De Wit was arrested at the weekend as he tried to flee in

a taxi near Qazigund, 75km south of Srinagar, soon after the 24-year-old was found dead in a pool of blood in her houseboat cabin. Police, who have yet to establish a motive for the crime, said they had spoken to De Wit’s wife in Holland who told them that her husband has had a history of psychiatric problems. De Wit, who had been staying in an adjacent room in the same houseboat as the victim, broke the latch on her cabin door and tried to escape in a small boat after killing her, police said. Mujtaba said a sexual motive for the crime had not been established.

The gruesome incident comes after a 39-year-old Swiss cyclist was allegedly gang-raped and robbed by six men in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh last month. Also last month, a British woman dental hygienist suffered leg injuries when she jumped from a hotel balcony in the northern tourist city of Agra, fearing a sexual assault by hotel employees. The safety of women in India has been in the spotlight since the fatal gang-rape in December of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a bus in New Delhi, which sparked nationwide outrage.  – AFP

A top South Korean security official says North Korea may testlaunch a missile this week, as the United States delayed its own missile test due to soaring tensions on the peninsula. Kim Jang-Soo, chief national security adviser to President Park Geun-Hye, said a test-launch or other provocation could come this week. North Korea, incensed by UN sanctions following its nuclear and missile tests and by South KoreanUS military drills, has issued a series of apocalyptic threats of nuclear war in recent weeks. It has also reportedly loaded two medium-range missiles on mobile launchers and hidden them in

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or misleading claims about a product’s benefits. It will affect brands which promote nutritional benefits (“low fat”) or products that make health claims (“rich in calcium for strong bones”). The standards were welcomed by manufacturers, but some groups felt the rules would still let makers of sugary, salty foods off the hook. Under the new system, the only health claims allowed will be 200 preapproved standards. For example, a product which is branded as “low in salt” will have to meet a standard of less than 120mg of sodium per 100g. Products will be given an overall “nutrition profile score” which takes into account a range of nutritional factors, not just isolated benefits. Ms Kaye suggested that a toasted muesli

brand, while high in fat, would be able to make health claims because it is high in protein, fibre and fruit. On the other hand, potato chip makers were unlikely to be able to make health claims because their products are high in fat and sodium. Companies have three years to comply with the standards. After that, companies which do not follow the rules could be fined under legislation now before Parliament. Nutrition Connection dietician Anna Sloan said many consumers were aware of their own particular health needs, and specific claims would help them to make decisions regarding these health concerns. “However, no manufacturer is going to say, “high in calcium ... but also high in saturated

• Madonna leaves Madonna has left Malawi after visiting the projects she has helped support through her Raising Malawi charity. The pop diva and her four children visited the 10 school blocks that her charity has helped build or renovate in collaboration with BuildOn in the southern African country. The singer also visited a hospital’s pediatric ward and several orphanages, including the Home of Hope, where she adopted David Banda in 2006.  – AP

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Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has announced severe cuts in public spending following a decision by the constitutional court rejecting a number of austerity provisions in this year’s budget. In an address to the nation yesterday, Coelho said there would be no new tax hikes in 2013 but that measures would be taken to “contain public spending in the areas of social security, health and education”. Last week the court ruled that several measures in the budget were unlawful, including the scrapping of a 14th month of salary for civil servants and retirees, as well as cuts to unemployment and sickness benefits. The government condemned the decision, which will see it lose out on about 1.2 billion euros ($A1.5 billion) in savings, saying it would make it difficult to achieve the budget cuts needed to meet the terms of a 78 million euro European UnionInternational Monetary Fund bail-out. Portugal’s position is now “more fragile” than before, Coelho said, and could harm its intention to negotiate with the EU an extension on deadlines to reimburse its loans. But it was out of the question to request another bail-out, Coelho said, adding “the government will respect all of the objectives of the aid programme”. 



Inland Revenue will investigate New Zealand links to off-shore tax havens after receiving information from the International Consortium of Journalists. Investigative journalist Nick Hager is part of the group, which says it has more than 2.5 million files on suspected tax dodgers, including a company founded by a New Zealander in the Cook Islands.

Mr Hager said the Cook Islands is one of 60 countries that are tax havens. He told Morning Report that while it would be hard for New Zealand to convict people, the Government needs to shut down the practice. Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said Inland Revenue will investigate any allegations relating to tax avoidance.   – APNZ

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tary system ranking products by stars – the more stars, the healthier. Food manufacturer Sanitarium has lobbied for a “traffic light” labelling system like that used in Britain, which grades products’ salt, sugar, and fat levels by ranking each with a red, amber, or green light. Ms Kaye said that system would have unintended consequences, such as making fizzy drinks appear healthier than milk – a claim previously made by the Food and Grocery Council. Council spokeswoman Katherine Rich has said that because fizzy drinks are low in fat, saturated fat and sodium, they would receive three green lights and a red light for sugar, while milk received three orange lights and a green light.  – APNZ

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fat”, so there is a danger that the positive aspect may be used to sell a product, without giving the full picture.” Green Party food safety spokeswoman Mojo Mathers said the standards were a step in the right direction, but they fell short because they did not identify foods that were high in added sugar, fats and salt. “Industry resists any scheme that identifies foods that are bad for people’s health, but if we are serious about improving health outcomes, that is what we need.” Ms Kaye stressed that the standards were to ensure that health claims were accurate. The next step would be working out how to present that information on the label. The ministry is considering a volun-


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postponed the Minuteman 3 test at Vandenberg Air Force Base until next month due to concerns it “might be misconstrued by some as suggesting that we were intending to exacerbate the current crisis with North Korea”. And South Korea and the US postponed a major military meeting due to take place in Washington, Seoul’s military said yesterday, reportedly due to fear of a provocation while Seoul’s military chief is away. Diplomats in Pyongyang huddled at the weekend to discuss a warning from the North’s authorities that their safety could not be guaranteed after April 10 if a conflict broke out.  – AFP

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underground facilities near its east coast, raising speculation it is preparing for a provocative launch. “There are no signs of a fullscale war as of now, but the North will have to prepare for retaliation in case of any local war,” said Kim. The spate of threats was intended to force the South and the United States to reach out with face-saving concessions, he said. Diplomats fear the rhetoric has created a situation which could spiral out of control, and the US delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test to avoid stoking tensions with the North. A US defence official said Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel

Actor Tom Arnold is a firsttime dad at 54 – his wife Ashley Groussman has given birth to a son. The couple welcomed little Jax Copeland Arnold at the weekend. “We are still in a bit of shock,” the comedian told “It has been a long journey and the healthy birth of our son is a miracle.” He then posted on Twitter: “Game Changer: Jax Copeland Arnold. 8lbs 12oz. Looking forward to being a 70-year-old Little League Coach.” Arnold previously revealed he and his wife have been trying to start a family since they married in 2009, and they consulted fertility doctors in 2011 in their bid to conceive.  – WENN


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Closing the remaining Starbucks stores is not being considered by Restaurant Brands, but selling the New Zealand arm of the global coffee chain could happen for the right price, says chief executive Russel Creedy. Starbucks has struggled to gain traction in this country since its arrival in the late 1990s. The number of stores grew rapidly through the early to mid-2000s, reaching 47 in 2007. But since then, Restaurant Brands has pulled back on its expansion plans for the coffee business, which has become the most underperforming segment of its stable, which also includes KFC, Pizza Hut and now American burger chain Carl’s Jr.

Following the closure of six Starbucks stores during Restaurant Brands’ last financial year, the total store count now sits at just 29. Creedy said a couple of Starbucks stores remained “under review”. “I think we’ve got down to the last of any closures,” he said. Creedy said the remaining portfolio of stores was performing strongly. “The stores that are left are all in good locations and trading well and are seeing strong growth.” Creedy said the coffee brand gave a good return on investment, and Restaurant Brands was open to talks with potential buyers. “Anything’s for sale at the right price,” he said.  – APNZ

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Dairy farmers honour best in the business

Around 400 dairy farmers from the Canterbury and North Otago regions will gather at the Hotel Ashburton tonight to honour the best in their business. The occasion is to name the best sharemilker or equity farmer, the best farm manager and the best dairy trainee in the area. They will go on to national finals in Wellington in May. From 84 entries in the Canterbury-North Otago region, judges have chosen six finalists in each of the three categories. The finalists are: Trainee of the year: Kerry Higgins, Christchurch; Jonny Brown, Rakaia; Adam Caldwell, Ashburton; Jesse Main, Oxford; Carl McNaught, Oxford; Pat Murphy, Oxford. Farm manager of the year: Jason and Paula Strawbridge, Ashburton; Chris Eden, Oamaru; Trevor Gee, St Andrews; Hamish and Jill Johnson, Temuka; Richard Pearse, Ashburton; Mark Williamson, Ashburton. Sharemilker-equity farmer of the year: Photo Tetsuro Mitomo 230512-tm-053 The 2013 winners have big boots to fill after the 2012 Canterbury-North Otago winners went on to win the national title Morgan and Hayley Easton, Oamaru; last year. Holding their trophies were (from left) farm manager of the year Mick O’Connor, dairy trainee of the year Nathan Nigel and Gina Gardner, Culverden; Craig Minson, Ashburton; Brent Nish, Te Pirita; Christian and sharemilkers of the year Sarah and Enda Hawe.

Post-mortem on harvests Mid Canterbury farmers will have a chance to discuss their harvest results at a FAR autumn trials round-up in Ashburton tomorrow night. The night will include a harvest review and subject topics include rust control through genetic resistance, plant growth

regulators on perennial ryegrass and the benefit of legume crops following wheat crops. Guest speaker for the night will be Professor Robert Park, from the University of New South Wales. Professor Park is the director of the Australian Cereal Rust Control Programme

and Professor of Rust Research. He specialises in genetic interactions and variability in plant pathogens, plant biotechnology applications and plant pathology. The round-up will be at the Hotel Ashburton tomorrow, starting at 7pm.

Cattle experts at workshop Beef and Lamb New Zealand is bringing two Australian beef cattle experts to a Mayfield farm on May 9 for its Better Beef Cow workshop. Performance Beef Breeders NZ is also assisting with the workshop, which will be run by Wayne Pitchford and Bob Dent, from Australia. They will explore the relationship between body composition

and calving rate; specifically the combination of selecting for fat, net feed intake and nutrition, on efficiency of weaner production. Practical exercises will be included on scoring live cattle for structural soundness using the beef class structural assessment system. The workshop will be at Morrows’ property, starting at 9am.


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year’s Otago Dairy Industry Awards after organisers were forced to revamp the awards following disappointing entries in the sharemilker-equity farmer and farm manager categories. High commended were Shaun Thomas, in the sharemilker-equity farmer category, and farm manager Neil Molina. Working for Brendon and Kate Anderson, Mr Sanders has had an interesting career to date. After graduating from Lincoln University he worked on a large cattle station in Western Australia and has also spent time working on a cropping farm and drystock farm. “I decided it was time to come home and change the cowboy hat for a pair of redbands and an apron.” He says it is the second time he had entered the dairy awards. Meanwhile three entrants, from across the country, have won farm bikes for their earlybird entries. Southland sharemilkerequity farmers Steve Henderson and Tracy Heale won a bike, as did trainee Reece Cox or Taupo and farm manager Hayden George, of Dobson.

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LAMB Reports on UK Easter lamb sales have been very positive, with indications that retailers were generally successful in clearing their shelves of chilled product. This was largely driven by supermarkets using lamb as a loss leader, so the hefty discounts were at their own expense. It has helped to get consumers buying lamb again, and build some momentum through the supply chain. The drought has seen more lambs processed earlier this season and there are now signs that North Island supply is tightening, with some processors reducing shifts. In the South Island the slaughter is still running at full speed, and will likely remain high for a few weeks. North Island processors will no doubt be assessing the viability of transporting South Island lambs north to keep chains running.

BEEF The US beef market had a flat week, with little change seen in manufacturing beef prices. The US cow slaughter has started to lift again, after trending downwards for most of 2013, which has kept a lid on domestic prices. This is largely being driven by the lingering drought, but high prices are also incentivising culling. Considering that March saw record slaughter levels reached in both New Zealand and Australia, the market has held on extremely well. The huge volumes caused prices to waiver slightly, but the fact that there wasn’t a major price correction is a very positive indication of the strength of the underlying beef demand. It’s hoped that as supplies ease, prices will start trending upwards ahead of Memorial Day, which typically marks the annual peak in US ground beef demand.

GRAIN New Zealand grain markets have gone quiet again after a small period of elevated selling when the effects of the drought started to kick in. Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) effectively sold out, leaving grain and stock feed to fill the gap. As barley is preferred to wheat for feeding straight out there was higher demand for it, which saw the price of gain to become relatively even with wheat, which also got a boost from stock feed mills with extra demand. The demand is now for spring grain, though there are few sales as growers are happy to wait and see what happens and bids are well below their expectations. With dairy payout forecasts being raised there is more demand from the dairy sector for grain in spring when they will look to supplement feeds for higher production. Larger stock feed mills that import grain will be looking to international prices with interest as Australian wheat has taken a dip after US CBOT corn prices had limit drops following USDA reports of higher than expected inventories. Prices are recovering slightly but Australian wheat has dropped well below import parity.

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Federated Farmers “Imagine the good which and its drought-stricken could be done if, through members are happy to the better water allocahear Primary Industries tion which water storage Minister Nathan Guy reprojects would allow, we confirming government’s could boost exports by $4 billion a year by 2026. $400 million into water “More wealth com-storage projects. National president ing into this country Bruce Wills said it was means more jobs and great to see Mr Guy higher wages for all New publicly reiterating the Zealanders and farmers Government’s commitwho are doing well finanBruce Wills ment to water-storage cially have more money projects which would help available to spend on insure farmers against droughts environmental protection.” such as the one currently ravaging Irrigation NZ CEO Andrew Curtis says water storage needs to be fastthe North Island. “We need these schemes because tracked to drought-proof agriculture. no matter how many on-farm water “New Zealand simply cannot afford dams farmers build, they will never to bail out its agricultural industry have enough capacity to see us twice every decade. Over a billion dollars has already been wiped through droughts like this one. “It is not just farmers who will out this summer through drought. feel the effects of the prolonged dry Agriculture is what New Zealand is season. The entire New Zealand built on, even Auckland, so combateconomy is set to take a $2 billion ing drought is an issue we all need hit, which will affect everyone, from to get to grips with,” he said. all walks of life, everywhere in the Mr Curtis said the answer was country.” in a combination of regional and Mr Wills said the minister had hit on-farm water storage development. the nail on the head when he said “The development of reliable water improved water storage capacity storage and distribution networks would be good for the economy and should be considered a nationally the environment. significant strategic investment.”

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Andrew and Hayley Slater, Ashburton; Michael and Nicola Smith, Oxford. Regional winners will hold field days on April 23 and 30. While the Canterbury-North Otago winners will be revealed tonight, winners in the Southland and Otago competitions have been announced in the past few days. Southland sharemilker-equity farmers of the year were Don and Jess Moore, farm managers of the year were Daniel and Emma Todd and trainee of the year was James Warren. The Moores are in their second season 50 per cent sharemilking 950 cows for Jeff and Edith, and Bruce and Sue Cunningham at Gore. They have been on the farm five years, spending two years managing, and a year lower order sharemilking before progressing. A former deep-sea fisherman, Mr Moore, 28, won the 2010 Southland farm manager of the year title. Otago dairy trainee of the year Ben Sanders, 25, wants to own his own farm by the time he is 40. Mr Sanders was the only winner at this

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Flag a reminder of a great ship, the Oranje Contact

By Michael Hanrahan


n the archives of the Ashburton Museum is a tiny flag, or pennant. Originally white, but now torn and heavily stained, it has a dark blue diagonal cross, or saltire, with a red diamond in the middle, carrying the letter N in white. It is, in miniature, the house flag of the Netherland Line, a shipping company that operated out of Amsterdam from 1870 to 1970. The flag is a reminder of an important aspect of the Allies’ campaigns during World War Two, and has an Ashburton connection. On the back of the flag is, surprisingly, the menu for a dinner held on board the Netherland Line ship Oranje on the occasion of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), May 8, 1945, the day on which the Allied nations celebrated their victory over the German forces, although action continued in the Pacific against the Japanese. The menu was not exactly sumptuous, but what is notable is the attempt to include all the allied nations in it — fish from the British Empire, American chicken, Russian Delice, Orange (Dutch) fruit, Chinese coffee. How is it that such a dinner was held on a Dutch ship in the middle of war, with such a representation

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of nations? The answer goes back to shortly before the war broke out in 1939. The Oranje was launched in Amsterdam by Queen Wilhelmina on September 8, 1938, to carry passengers to the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). She was at the time the fastest and most powerful liner in the world. Three days before the ship was scheduled to sail to Java Germany

invaded Poland. By the time Java was reached World War Two had broken out and the Oranje was ordered by her owners, acting under the instruction of the Dutch government, to remain in Java. Fourteen months later, in February 1941, the captain was ordered to sail to Sydney and place the Oranje in the hands of

the Australian military. The Dutch government agreed to pay the cost of fitting her out as a hospital ship, much of this work being carried out before leaving Java. The Oranje was the largest hospital ship sailing from Australia,

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n display in the station at the Plains Railway are two Tyer’s tablet system machines (Orari and Winchester), which were adopted by the Railways Department after a serious smash at Rakaia in 1899 when a southbound passenger train returning to Ashburton from the Christchurch International Exhibition collided with a northbound troop train. In 1901 NZR made arrangments to obtain an interlocking system from the English firm of Tyer & co. This was invented by the Signal and Electrical Engineer Mr H. J. Wynne. Following successful trials between Christchurch and Rolleston, this was used nationwide in 1905. Prior to this, flags and lights were the only means of signalling between trains and stations, and proved unsatisfactory in poor weather conditions. The railways had previously relied on “time interval” between trains, and this proved potentially dangerous when timetables were not kept to! The tablet system substituted this for a “space interval”, which made it impossible for collisions to occur in the future. This was achieved by requiring the loco driver of each train to carry a tablet (a hard wooden disc) referred to as a biscuit. The system required each station at the end of each section to be staffed; the staff member would communicate with the staff member at the other end of the section with a bell code to release a tablet. The purpose of the system



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Australia, the Mediterranean and Middle East and Britain. The ship travelled 370,000 miles and carried more than 15,000 sick and wounded soldiers, 2542 of them being New Zealanders returning from the Middle East. Her last wartime voyage was carrying 1200 people interned by the Japanese back to Europe. Medical staff, nurses and doctors, were initially mainly from New Zealand and Australia, although there were some Dutch and later English senior medical staff were placed in charge, a move that caused some difficulties. It is with these staff that the Ashburton connection comes. Pauline Winks from Wanganui served as a nurse on the Oranje from July 1943 until the end of 1944 when she left the ship at Port Said to work in an army hospital in Egypt. There she met New Zealander Terry Hanrahan, who had been serving in the Middle East. They married in Alexandria and returned to New Zealand to live in Ashburton. While she was no longer serving on the Oranje when the VE Day

dinner was held she left many friends on the ship, and it is likely one of these forwarded the souvenir menu to her. The little flag came into the Ashburton Museum’s collection with a number of war mementos of the couple. Decommissioned as a hospital ship in January 1946, the Oranje finally returned to her home port of Amsterdam in July 1946. There she was reconverted and resumed service as a passenger liner. In 1964 the Oranje was sold to an Italian shipping company and sailed again as a cruise ship under the name Angelina Lauro, sailing from Amsterdam to Jakarta via Southampton. In the late 1950s she sailed to Australia also and in the 1960s undertook round the world cruises, including New Zealand ports. The 40-year-old Oranje was all but destroyed by a raging fire whilst in port at St Thomas in the Virgin Islands in 1979. The hulk, bound for break-up and salvage in Taiwan and under tow by a Japanese tug, listed and sank in mid-Pacific on September 24, 1979.

Dispatching the rabbit pest By Kathleen Stringer


abbits were introduced to New Zealand for hunting in the 1830s but quickly got out of control. In 1868 rabbits were introduced to the Rangitata and by the 1870s they were reaching plague proportions. Rabbit fences were erected in the North Island and North Canterbury, but not here. People employed traps or hunted them with guns but still the population grew. To encourage more people to work on the problem, rabbit meat and fur became marketable, becoming a source of income especially during lean years such as the Depression. For a good carcass guns were abandoned and another pest employed – ferrets. This is where these nets come in. Once a rabbit burrow was located a net would be thrown

over one opening and a ferret placed down the other.

The rabbit would jump into the net and quickly be dispatched.

And the cat went back By Michael Hanrahan


was to use the tablet as a physical guarantee to the train crew that their train had exclusive right of way on the single line

section. Without this they could not proceed beyond the section signal which protected entry to the single line. The last tablet


TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) The day begins with a friendly gesture and perhaps a compliment to help you feel you’re doing something right. Someone may want to tempt you in a way that could take your attention off more important things. Try not to lose your focus or you may have to deal with disappointment. If you have to disagree with someone, get your point across in a kindly manner.

machines to be used were on the Featherston-Masterton-Woodville lines, which closed in 1994. After this the system was abolished.

he distinction of owning the first cat in the Ashburton area probably belongs to the Hunt family in Beach Road, but the cat didn’t stay long. One of the earliest farmers to take up land in the district, Joseph Hunt came to Ashburton from West Eyreton in 1865, bringing his wife and children. He settled on the south side of Beach Road, east of Trevors

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) Suddenly you’re firing on all cylinders, which means you stand a better chance of getting ahead careerwise. Enthusiasm picks up and lifts you to a new level of interaction with key people. If you can keep a thick skin, you could surge ahead to the success you deserve. If you’re in a hurry, pay attention to your intuition as it could save you time.

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) Though social fires are burning brightly and friends or a special mate may have enticements galore or even a surprise, your thoughts may be elsewhere. If outings with friends are losing their edge, you may be pining for fresh horizons, a desire to travel and the urge to explore places you have never been. Today take the plunge - make that plan.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) It might help to stay out of the sight of a frazzled partner or disgruntled employer or boss today. If it feels like no-one is on your side, take heart. It may seem like a difficult day with no end in sight. However, things improve later on, especially if you decide to treat yourself to a gift as a way to reward yourself for all you’ve had to put up with.

LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) On this high-energy day, people seem to be emotional with strong feelings to express. Romantic relations and matters of the heart could interfere with your happiness, especially if all is not going well. In order to regain your composure, it might help to stand back for a while and get a fresh perspective. Then you can take effective action with confidence.

swimming rivers and making forced marches across tussock land, was soon back at the West Eyreton farm where it once lived. There it stayed. The Hunts also grew the first geranium plant in the district. In later years, when there were more people living in the district, many people called to see the splash of colour it provided in an otherwise drab landscape. Mrs Hunt had to guard the plant as so many cuttings were taken from it, it was in danger of disappearing.

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Road, on land he obtained from the Chalmers family. The Hunts brought with them their pet cat and chief mouser. It had been a difficult journey south from West Eyreton, with several fast-flowing rivers to cross, but they all survived including the cat. What they found was a wilderness – tussocks and matagouri, no trees and, crucially, no buildings. However, they persevered and established their farm. The cat was not made of such stern stuff. It soon left Ashburton and,

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SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) Argumentative types at work could throw in their two cents today. Try not to let them get to you, especially if you have a goal or deadline to achieve. Changing conditions could leave you feeling somewhat anxious so it helps to stay open to new experiences. Health-wise, you may be keen to work out but you should pace yourself to avoid any strains.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) The Moon in upbeat Aries only adds to your desire to take a gamble with life or to do something adventurous and spine-tingling. Faced with the tedium of your day-today routine you may find it unbearable and have a strong desire to escape or even to rebel. A romantic liaison may be a heady perfume that keeps you coming back for more.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) With a major focus on your home zone and plenty of sizzling energy surrounding you, you could be seething inwardly as some person or situation arouses your anger. Whatever the cause, stay focused on the present and don’t let unresolved past resentments dictate your actions. You’re currently like the brush that wants to make a clean sweep.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) It might help to try to promote cordial relationships with those in your immediate circle, whether at work or socially. What could spoil this approach may be a tendency to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Be careful today when the Moon connects with Uranus, as a verbal faux pas could cause a friendship to fall apart. Your nerves can also be on edge.


PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) Today, you and your loved one may be thinking as one, as agreements may be easily reached. However, you’ll still need to be careful financially, as you could talk each other into spending money that you don’t have. If you want to make the most of the energies in your money zone, use them to help you earn more rather than caving in to spending.


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College athletes bring home the silverware By Jonathan Leask Mid Canterbury athletes claimed three titles at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships in Invercargill at the weekend. Mount Hutt College’s Dallas McLeod and Ashburton College’s Alifeleti Pelesikoti and Mikhayla Stroganov all won titles. Stroganov took out the under 15 girls’ 400m final by 0.23s in a time of 59.24s and was also fifth in the 800m. Pelesikoti won the javelin with a throw of 46.17m, which set a new personal best by a whopping 8m. He also came in third in the shot put with a throw of 13.19m and was fifth in the discus. McLeod won the under 14 boys’ shot put with a 11.31m effort, 26cm clear of second. McLeod was also second in the discus with a throw of 40.31m, 37cm off first but over 3m clear of third. Mt Hutt College had 12 and Ashburton College 11 athletes in action. Mt Hutt College also had

Assina Dalglish finish second in the under 15 girls’ 3000m, just three seconds of the winner but almost a minute clear of the next competitor, and also had a seventh place in the 1500m. William Todhunter was third in the under 16 boys’ high jump clearing 1.75m, to be tied with former Mt Hutt student Jesse Houston, who now attends Christchurch Boys’. Houston was also second in the 400m, ahead of Ashburton’s Edze Bierema, and third in the triple jump. Aimee Elliott was third in the under 14 girls’ 3000m and was sixth in the 1500m. Cameron McLeod came in sixth in the under 16 shot and discus, beaten by Pelesikoti in both, while Declan O’Neill was also sixth in the under 15 boys’ 800m. In the under 19s Henry Dewhirst was seventh in the triple jump as was Dakota Johansen in under 16 girls’ shot put. For the Ashburton College representatives, Alin Onicas was second in the under 14 boys 100m by just 0.11s with a time of 12.38s as well as com-

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Ashburton College’s Mikhayla Stroganov and Alifeleti Pelesikoti both claimed South Island titles at the weekend. ing in sixth in the 200m and eighth in the discus, almost 7m off Dallas McLeod’s second place throw. There was more success on the track with Bierema third in the under 16 boys’ 400m, behind Houston, and sixth in the 800m. Sala Bueta finished up fourth in the under 14 girls’ shot put

Roulston gets Cancellara to the line on time By Jonathan Leask Ashburton cyclist Hayden Roulston finished the European Classics season by setting team mate Fabian Cancellara up for the win in the Paris-Roubaix in France yesterday morning (NZ time). Cancellara, 32, claimed his third ParisRoubaix Spring Classic title, the 254km cobblestone classic known as the hell of the north, in a sprint finish at the Roubaix velodrome after Roulston and fellow Kiwi Jesse Sergent did their bit to set the Swiss rider up for the win. It was another cold day in Europe but that didn’t stop it from being the second-fastest race in Roubaix history with Cancellara winning in a time of 5:56:13. His team again worked hard to have Cancellara near the front and after taking the win a satisfied Cancellara announced it was “mission accomplished�.

“I’m happy for the team and for me. Now I look forward to rest and a holiday,� Cancellara said. Pre-race Roulston had spoken of how he would “love to finish the classics off in great style� and wanted Cancellara to get the win. His and the rest of the team’s work over the early and middle stages made it happen while Roulston was 53rd across the line 6min 07s behind Cancellara. Roulston described Cancellara as a “rock star� on Twitter shortly after the race and said team celebrations had begun early, but he may have a bigger moment to celebrate coming up. His strong work in setting Cancellara up for the big finishes in the past fortnight should have him in contention for when the team names their Tour de France line up. Roulston missed out on selection last year and hasn’t been in the prestigious race since 2009.

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by just 2cm and Greer Hooper was fourth in the under 16 girls’ discus. In the under 19 girls’ Emma Waite was sixth in high jump and eighth in the triple jump. Annie McDonald was seventh in the under 16 girls’ 3000m and eighth in the javelin while Lisala Sweet was seventh in the under 19 girls’ javelin.

• Irene in the gun Transtasman netball league officials will make a decision today over whether Irene van Dyk will face sanctions for her post-match outburst in Perth. ANZ Championship general manager Andy Crook has confirmed the league will be reviewing van Dyk’s comments, which have sparked fierce debate over the level of physicality allowed in the competition. Magic coach Noeline Taurua yesterday gave her star shooter her full backing, claiming that the level of physicality by the Fever defenders was excessive, and bordered on dangerous. - NZH

• League ‘blameless’ Teenager Jake Kedzlie lost his young life playing a game he lived for and would not want rugby league blamed for his tragic death, according to a close family friend. The 15-year-old grandson of former Western Suburbs and Australian legend Tom Raudonikis had already attracted the attention of NRL clubs. He collapsed into unconsciousness seconds after his head collided with the knee of an opponent playing a junior rugby league match for the Sawtell Panthers Toormina, near Coffs Harbour on Saturday. His devastated family made the harrowing decision to switch off his life support yesterday morning after a weekend - AAP vigil by his bedside.

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Easter Sale to start on a high The annual Easter yearling sale kicks off in Sydney today with the prospect of an Australian record when the half brother to Black Caviar goes through the ring. Such is the interest in the colt, breeder Rick Jamieson is hoping to retain a share in him after selling

both Black Caviar and another half brother, star three-year-old All Too Hard as yearlings. “I’m certainly looking forward to the sale and am very interested in discussing the potential to retain an interest in the colt with the successful buyer,” Jamieson said.

Jamieson is also the owner of Derby contender Philippi and will be trackside on Saturday to watch him and also Black Caviar which runs in the TJ Smith Stakes in a bid for her 25th win. The much-hyped colt by Redoute’s Choice out of Helsinge is Lot 131 and

is expected to go through the sale ring between 2.30 and 3.30pm. The Australian record for a yearling at public auction is $3m which has been reached twice - in 2006 and 2007. The Australasian record is $3.6m at the 2000 Karaka sale for a Zabeel colt from the family of Octagonal. - AAP

Quick Crossword Today’s Otago RC fields, form and riders Otago RC Venue: Wingatui Meeting Date: 09 Apr 2013 NZ Meeting number: 6 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7 1 12.37pm (NZT) THE RACECOURSE FUNCTION CENTRE MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 2200m 1 09x23 Willie Roydon (5) 58.5..................T Moseley 2 30365 Forgotten Hero (6) 58.5..................R Bishop 3 7x940 Kapua Jock h (7) 58.5........ D Prastiyou (a3) 4 69x60 Day Centre (2) 58.5................... S Muniandy 5 0x752 Gossip Girl (1) 56.5........................ J Bullard 6 57034 Voodoo Beach (4) 56.5........ H Y Cheng (a4) 7 73724 Structure bh (3) 56..................C Barnes (a3) 2 1.12pm QUEEN ROSE RETIREMENT HOME MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1600m 1 745 My Reason h (6) 58.5..................... J Bullard 2 96409 You’re In Luck (2) 58.5................ A Frye (a3) 3 94625 Owe The Ransom b (4) 58..........B Lammas 4 5097 Snip In Time h (5) 58....................K Williams 5 2335x Twointhebush b (3) 56.5....... R Doherty (a2) 6 95x93 Gurus Response h (1) 56.5....C Barnes (a3) 7 78x Hey Chardonnay (7) 56.5............C Johnson 8 5 Miss Three Stars h (9) 56.............T Moseley 9 0 Zac’s Girl h (8) 56...................... S Muniandy

3 1.47pm MOSGIEL TAXIS 2YO & 3YO HANDICAP $7000, 2YO & 3YO Handicap, 1200m 1 564x1 Ruby Red td (3) 58..................A Denby (a2) 2 Yamezi h (4) 58.......................... S Muniandy 3 91200 Saperavious d (7) 57...................B Lammas 4 05554 Langton Katie h (1) 56........ D Prastiyou (a3) 5 0 Cassandra’s Dream h (6) 55.5.T Direen (a2) 6 69x Conceal h (8) 55..........................C Johnson 7 99x Lady Bellevue (2) 55................... A Frye (a3) 8 80 Sazoom h (5) 55...............................P Taylor 9 07x Langham Lady (9) 54.5................T Moseley 4 2.22pm RADIUS FULTON CARE MAIDEN $7000, MDN 4YO&UP, 1200m 1 30x Ganador (10) 58.5.......................B Lammas 2 637. Home Made Halo (8) 58.5..............R Bishop 3 4x200 Leeboy h (5) 58.5..........................T Moseley 4 Who Said (7) 58.5....................T Direen (a2) 5 8 No Excuse Mike (11) 58.5................P Taylor 6 76x9 Tornaveen (4) 58.5................ R Doherty (a2) 7 x5423 Zoe Brook h (2) 56.5....................C Johnson 8 74 Down Here Up There (9) 56.5. J Chong (a3) 9 520x8 Sweet But Neat (12) 56.5.... H Y Cheng (a4) 10 9005. Miss Meerkat h (1) 56.5................K Williams

11 06x00 Elegant Insights h (6) 56.5......... S Muniandy 12 3697x Jacksanfives h (3) 56.5................... J Bullard 5 2.57pm ALEX FREEMAN MASTER FARRIER/FREEMAN RACING R65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 40586 Gannicus m (8) 59..............K C Walters (a1) 2 03061 Our Jackman td (7) 58.5......... P Shaikh (a4) 3 0177. Double Tap (3) 58........................B Lammas 4 46x00 Young Bachelor (9) 58.....A Tempelman (a3) 5 38503 Hernandez tbh (13) 57.5................. J Bullard 6 4x455 What A Find 57............................. Scratched 7 49420 Powder Creek tdh (2) 56.5......... S Muniandy 8 60685 Tunza Vitality tdh (1) 56.5........T Direen (a2) 9 88568 Lets Talk Gold d (4) 56.5......... J Chong (a3) 10 28987 Miss Kate h (10) 56.....................C Johnson 11 85609 Tuatap (6) 56............................... A Frye (a3) 12 29060 Whisky Reign d (11) 56....................P Taylor 13 09x06 Richard Trimbole h (12) 55.5..C Barnes (a3) 14 00737 Shatarka (5) 55.5............................R Bishop 6 3.32pm BB CATERING RATING 75 & JUMPERS 2200 $8000, Rating 75 & Jumpers Benchmark, 2200m 1 35927 Stormy Rain td (4) 62................. A Frye (a3) 2 51760 The Boys tdh (8) 58.................T Direen (a2) 3 92339 Ima Dude m (10) 57.5...................T Moseley

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4 206x0 Winning Genes dm (1) 57.5.K C Walters (a1) 5 88773 Our Mona Lisa dm (5) 57....... B Pitman (a1) 6 65230 Esprit D’Or (7) 56.5......................B Lammas 7 31751 The Groomsman 56.5................... Scratched 8 60093 The Bishop t (3) 55.5.......A Tempelman (a3) 9 90188 Split Decision (6) 54.5............... S Muniandy 10 30682 Deceptive tm (9) 54.5..................C Johnson 11 77x57 Faites Vos Jeux td (2) 54...... R Doherty (a2) 7 4.07pm MCCRAW FARRIER LTD RATING 65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2200m 1 2x297 Wagonwheel h (3) 59....................T Moseley 2 70109 Ubetcha h (5) 57.5..................... S Muniandy 3 47061 Showcase tdh (6) 56.5..................K Williams 4 72953 Puddle Alley tdh (8) 55.....................P Taylor 5 x6900 Ballyrina t (7) 54.5................ R Doherty (a2) 6 67685 Squash (4) 54.5...........................C Johnson 7 86x70 Welshtown m (2) 54.5.............. J Chong (a3) 8 0x078 Emily Trimbole th (1) 54...........T Direen (a2) Blinkers on : Zac’s Girl (R2), Cassandra’s Dream, Langham Lady (R3), Double Tap (R5) Blinkers off : Ganador (R4), Miss Kate (R5) Winkers on : Miss Three Stars (R2) Winkers off : Langham Lady (R3)

Christchurch greyhound fields, form Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington Raceway Meeting Date: 09 Apr 2013 NZ Meeting number : 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.10pm (NZT) SUPER PETS DASH C0, 295m 1 Vienna nwtd...............................R Blackburn 2 4 Tepirita Desire nwtd..........................B Shaw 3 42 Batiatus nwtd.............................R Blackburn 4 87637 Mulberry Macro nwtd.................... K Cassidy 5 23466 Another Pizza nwtd....................J McInerney 6 Son of Grace nwtd.....................R Blackburn 7 7F765 Uno Nosey nwtd J &...............................May 8 3331 Hooray For Hazel(c1) 17.63 M &......... Smith 9 26732 Teevee Gidget nwtd.......................... M Flipp 10 447 Word For Word nwtd..................R Blackburn 2 12.28pm BUY SELL & EXCHANGE STAKES C0, 520m 1 53242 Poised Boy nwtd A &..........................Seque 2 63536 Opawa Jake nwtd L &......................... Wales 3 62627 Gee Cee Bee nwtd.....................H Anderton 4 34326 Paddy Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney 5 32463 Opawa Royal nwtd L &....................... Wales 6 Gracy Racer nwtd.............................B Shaw 7 35623 Opawa Cassidy nwtd L &................... Wales 8 78475 Casino Black nwtd......................H Anderton 9 87353 Wagon Wheel nwtd M &....................Jopson 10 56523 Gypsy Hunter nwtd W &.................... Nissen 3 12.46pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT C1, 295m 1 47847 Mulberry Cato 17.68.....................K Cassidy 2 15787 Mulberry Hunter nwtd................... K Cassidy 3 1122 Sting Me 17.43................................. M Grant 4 12151 Dynamic Black (c2) 17.49 A &............Seque 5 x2x84 Galba John nwtd W &........................ Nissen 6 35776 Opawa Sir nwtd L &............................ Wales 7 18435 Go Bridie 17.68.............................. G Cleeve 8 57737 Mulberry Brook 18.03................... K Cassidy 9 23238 Go Alice 17.47............................... G Cleeve 10 42223 Go Timmee nwtd............................ G Cleeve 4 1.04pm I PAVE CONCRETE STAKES C1, 520m

1 x4676 Secret Sarah 31.03 L &...................... Wales 2 22131 Opawa Marg (c2) 30.39 J &.............D Fahey 3 57764 Bank Roller 30.67............................. M Flipp 4 66435 Chill Out Ralph 31.14 L &................... Wales 5 18315 Opawa Albie 30.86 L &....................... Wales 6 55465 Nitro Express 30.81............... L J W Waretini 7 1118 False Notion 30.54 J &....................D Fahey 8 66867 Pied Warrior 31.15....................... J McMillan 9 11218 Red Typhoon 30.82.......................... M Grant 10 55232 Claremont Pizzaz nwtd.......... L J W Waretini 5 1.21pm KOLORFUL KANVAS SPRINT C2, 295m 1 511x7 Botany Prancer 17.62................J McInerney 2 54151 Ringa Ding (c3) 17.54................J McInerney 3 12251 Hilton Friday (c3) 17.55.............J McInerney 4 34448 Know Lies (c1) 17.62..................... G Cleeve 5 81236 Winston Who 17.28............................J Dunn 6 73163 Ohoka Hart 17.71.................. L J W Waretini 7 54447 Will Excite 17.57.................... L J W Waretini 8 48415 Nitro Mabel 17.49 H &.........................Taylor 9 42564 Parkermon 17.52.......................R Blackburn 10 84652 Dyna Brownlow (c1) 17.61 C &....D Roberts 6 1.39pm ROBBIE’S BAR & BISTRO STAKES C2, 520m 1 46155 Sahara Storm 30.41......................... M Flipp 2 43F66 Noggin nwtd....................................... J Allen 3 24422 Mick and Paddy 30.34 W &............... Nissen 4 18476 Opawa Bomb 30.67 L &..................... Wales 5 41526 Cawbourne Kesha 30.74...........J McInerney 6 43742 Cawbourne Philip 30.34.............J McInerney 7 34241 Opawa Webby (c3) 30.52 L &............. Wales 8 42443 Gone Awol 30.80.......................J McInerney 9 Fx758 Girl Racer 30.42 H &...........................Taylor 10 66767 Big Token 31.03.........................J McInerney 7 1.56pm PICK 6 LEG 1 DASH C5, 295m 1 11147 Just A Mate 17.29......................J McInerney 2 68861 Jumpin’ Julia 17.30....................J McInerney 3 81636 Jackson Cat 17.21............................ B Dann 4 14746 Cool Jordie 17.27..............................S Whall 5 16728 Homebush Mayhem 17.38.........J McInerney


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Breakfast. Good Morning. Ellen. (G, R) Cowboy Builders. ONE News. (T) Emmerdale. (T) Come Dine With Me. Cookery School. (G, R) Dickinson’s Real Deal. . Te Karere. (T) Ellen. (G, R) Emmy Award-winning comedienne and best selling author, Ellen DeGeneres brings her unique brand of hilarity to daytime talk, with guests Courtney Cox and Kevin Hart. 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat. (T) Hosted by Eddie McGuire.



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ONE News. (T) Seven Sharp. (T) RPA. (PGR, T) Attenborough – 60 Years In The Wild. (T) UK Documentary series that explores how how documenting the natural world has changed during the 60 year career of one of the most important naturalists of the last century, Sir David Attenborough. 9.35 Dangerous Roads. (AO, T) 10.50 ONE News Tonight. (T) 11.20 The Closer. A home construction site becomes a crime scene. 12.15 Australian Druglords. (Final, AO, R, T) 1.15 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.40 Infomercials. 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere. (T)


6 23715 Another Gon 17.17....................J McInerney 11 3.04pm FLATPACK HOUSES PH 021480250 SPRINT 7 15367 Cawbourne Moff 17.00..............J McInerney C3, 295m 8 11121 Ocotillo 17.03 J &............................D Fahey 1 87868 Okuku Lilly 17.51............................ R Casey 9 14743 Butterbean 17.35 M &....................PT Binnie 2 78482 But It’s Great 17.55....................J McInerney 10 28264 Fireman’s Escort 17.28.................. G Cleeve 3 76675 Visual Illusion 17.38....................... G Cleeve 8 2.14pm EMERSON CONSULTANCY STKS C3/4, 520m 4 41174 Hello Ello nwtd.................................. B Dann 1 36748 Opawa Style 30.55 L &....................... Wales 5 83831 My Little Oah nwtd.....................J McInerney 2 77335 Wandy Pam nwtd.........................D Kingston 6 13251 Know Favours (c4) 17.37............... G Cleeve 3 44346 Oscar Tuivasa 30.77........................L Philips 7 52125 Pick The Tip 17.35........................... D Voyce 4 55555 Finn McMissile 30.78.......................L Philips 8 22523 Wandy Grant 17.19........................ G Cleeve 5 65226 Cawbourne Kim 30.63...............J McInerney 9 61171 Sea Spray Tich (c4) 17.50.............. R Casey 6 24352 Bob’s Eye 30.73.........................J McInerney 10 35454 Wandy Chick 17.36........................ G Cleeve 7 31314 Moulin Blue 30.42 J &......................D Fahey 12 3.22pm SPEIGHT’S DASH C4, 295m 8 67274 Know Which 30.25......................... G Cleeve 1 16728 Campaigner 17.34 H &........................Taylor Emergencies: 2 56788 Hot Shot Lawyer 17.48 H &.................Taylor 9 27687 Maximum Jewel 30.46 C &...........D Roberts 3 25633 Know Jealousy 17.29..................... G Cleeve 10 11372 Opawa Casper (c3) 31.27 L &............ Wales 4 42148 Okuku Ollie 17.29........................... R Casey 9 2.31pm HAMPDEN TAVERN STAKES C4/5, 520m 5 15734 Radiator Springs 17.39 W &.............. Nissen 1 2115x Brighton Bullet 30.01 J &.................D Fahey 6 11186 Homebush Chopper nwtd..........J McInerney 2 61224 Unshaken 30.48 J &........................D Fahey 7 116F1 Gitcha Easy (c5) 17.34 W &.............. Nissen 3 57646 Another Breeze 30.50................J McInerney 8 22232 Dillmanstown 17.54............................J Dunn 4 65632 Russell Hart 30.31.....................J McInerney 9 38867 Fiery Flower 17.48............................ B Dann 5 83876 Another Dollar 30.27..................J McInerney 10 62545 Theokoles 17.51........................R Blackburn 6 21444 Magic Lass 30.43 C &..................D Roberts SELECTIONS 7 x3667 Red Label Penny 30.69.............J McInerney Race 1: Hooray For Hazel, Batiatus, Tepirita Desire, Teevee Gidget 8 46565 Moriarty 30.80...................................B Shaw Race 2: Poised Boy, Paddy Baxter, Opawa Royal, Opawa Cassidy 9 27687 Maximum Jewel (c4) 30.46 C &....D Roberts Race 3: Sting Me, Dynamic Black (c2), Galba John, Go Bridie 10 2.47pm ROBBIE PHOTOGRAPHER SPRINT C5, 295m Race 4: Opawa Marg, Opawa Albie, Red Typhoon, Bank Roller 1 25765 Nova’s Fortune 17.27.................J McInerney Race 5: Hilton Friday, Ringa Ding (c3), Will Excite, Ohoka Hart Across: 1 Acknowledge; 9 Treason; 10 Skate; 11 Mick After; 2 54212 Nippa Mary 17.09......................J McInerney Race 6: Cawbourne Philip, Opawa Webby (c3), and Paddy 3 14248 Callahan 17.26............................. M Roberts13 Gloomy; 12 Endless; 15 Sadden; Therapy; 20A Mate Race 7: Ocotillo, Jumpin’ Julia, 18 Cawbourne Moff, Just 4 41771 Matti Oah 17.08.........................J McInerney 8: Moulin Know Which, Bob’s Eye, Opawa Style Trail; 22 Adage; 23Race Instant; 24Blue, Protagonist. 5 72665 Gazza’s Pride 17.24......................... M Flipp Race 9: Brighton Bullet, Unshaken, Russell Hart, Another Dollar Down: 2 Cheat; 3 Nostrum; 4 Winner; Eased; 6 Go-Dollar 6 37188 Pearl’s Boy 17.19........................... G Cleeve Race 10: Nippa Mary, Matti Oah,5 Pearl’s Boy, Princely 7 63327 Princely Dollar 17.41..................J ahead;McInerney 7 Straightway; Personality; 14 Open-air; Race 11:8Know Favours (c4), Wandy Grant, But It’s16 Great 8 61365 Hot Mango 17.37 A &.........................Seque Race 12: Gitcha Easy (c5), Dillmanstown, Know Jealousy Artisan; 17 Dyeing; 19 Alert; 21 Amass. 9 56154 Waterhouse 17.74 J &............................May LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd 10 2455F Wazza Freebie (c4) 17.30 H &............Taylor First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Tiki Tour. (G, R, T) 6.55 Pinky And Perky. (G, R, T) 7.25 Back At The Barnyard. (G, R, T) 7.55 Beyblades Metal Masters. (T) 8.20 Dinosaur Train. (G, R, T) 8.35 Guess How Much I Love You. (T) 8.45 Fireman Sam. (R, T) 8.55 Bird Bath. (G, R, T) 9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 Spin City. (R, T) 12.00 Desperate Housewives. (PGR, R, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. 2.00 Anderson Live. 3.00 Buzzy Bee And Friends. (G, T) 3.05 Everything’s Rosie. 3.15 Mike The Knight. (T) 3.30 The Penguins Of Madagascar. (T) 4.00 H2o Just Add Water. (G, R, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. 5.00 Horace In Slow Motion. (G, R) 5.30 8 Simple Rules. (G, R, T) 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.50

Friends. (G, R, T) Neighbours. (T) Shortland Street. (PGR) My Kitchen Rules. (T) Revenge. (AO, T) Victoria begins plotting a scheme which, surprisingly, involves Emily. 9.50 Rookie Blue. (AO, T) 10.50 Fringe. (T) In an attempt to recall his plan to defeat the Observers, Walter takes an LSD trip down memory lane in search of answers. 11.50 The Mentalist. (AO, R, T) Jane temporarily loses his memory and reverts to his former con-man ways. 12.50 Embarrassing Bodies. (AO, R, T) 1.50 Infomercials. 2.50 Greek. (PGR, R) 3.40 Make It Or Break It. (G, R) 4.25 Who Dares Wins. (G) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (R) 5.30 Infomercials.

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3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 3 News. Home And Away. (R, T) Dr Phil. (AO) The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) The Biggest Loser Australia. (G) Twelve overweight contestants battle the bulge to lose the most weight. Rachael Ray. (G) Home And Away. (G, T) Bianca is annoyed when Cheryl embraces Tamara as part of the family, Liam announces he’s leaving the Bay, and Romeo leaves a sleeping Indi.

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3 News. Campbell Live. Modern Family. (PGR, T) Go On. (PGR) NCIS. (AO, T) A car accident involving a marine is investigated, and the probe causes Abby to recall some troubling memories from her very first case. 9.30 NCIS: LA. (AO, T) Callen goes undercover to infiltrate a terrorist group that is recruiting foreign fighters to help carry out an attack in the US. 10.30 Nightline. 11.10 Underbelly: The Golden Mile. (Final, AO, R, T) 12.15 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Infomercials. (G)


1. Adorn (4) 3. Shame (8) 8. Talon (4) 9. False (8) 11. Shown (12) 13. Nakedness (6) 14. Daze (6) 17. Drawing (12) 20. Ruminate (8) 21. Track (4) 22. Amplified (8) 23. Curve (4)

6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 7.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 7.30 Home Shopping. (G) 12.00 The Doctors. (G) 1.00 The Jeff Probst Show. 2.05 Man Vs Wild. (PGR, R) Bear goes to the hottest place on Earth to tackle extreme survival challenges designed to show you how to get out alive from the scorched vastness and towering dunes of the Sahara desert. 3.00 Sea Patrol. (PGR, R) 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 5.30 Prime News.

(G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 6.00 Everybody Hates Chris. (G, R) 6.30 Futurama. (G, R) A revolutionary invention allows the crew members to exchange minds. 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) When Lisa’s saxophone is inadvertently destroyed, she gets Homer to tell the story of how she came about having one in the first place. 7.30 America’s Next Top Model:


Bulletproof Monk

Prime, 8.30pm This “odd-couple” actioner is hardly groundbreaking stuff, but the teaming of Asian star Chow Yun-Fat with Seann William Scott proves to be an inspired combination in this Hong Kong-style comedy-action flick. The story sees “The Monk With No Name” (Fat) conclude that a cocky pickpocket (Scott) could be the chosen warrior that will succeed him as guardian of some ancient Tibetan scrolls. © Central Press Features

6.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G) 6.30 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G) 7.00 The Crowd Goes Wild. 7.30 60 Minutes. (G, R) 8.30 FILM: Bulletproof Monk. (2003, AO) Yun-Fat Chow, Seann Wiliam Scott, Jaime King. A Tibetan monk becomes a mentor to a young street kid whose job it is to protect a legendary scroll. 10.45 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 11.15 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G)

12.30 Home Shopping. (G) 1.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.00 Home Shopping. (G)

FOUR 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV. (G, R) 7.30 Avatar: The Last Airbender. (G) 7.55 George Of The Jungle. (G) 8.20 Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. (G, R) 8.45 HUMF. (G) 8.50 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.00 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.10 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.20 Wonder Pets. (G, R) 9.45 Tickety Toc. (G) 9.55 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV.

1. Degenerate (8) 2. Stuffed (7) 4. Imply (6) 5. Gigantic (10) 6. Solitary (5) 7. Simple (4) 10. Teacher (10) 12. Soaked (8) 15. Secret (7) 16. Figure (6) 18. Lawful (5) 19. Pain (4)



College Edition. (PGR) Highlights from the 19th season are featured in the season finale. 8.30 FILM: Gentlemen Broncos. (2009, PGR) Michael Angarano, Jennifer Coolidge, Jemaine Clement. A loner with a passion for writing has his story ripped off by a fantasy novelist and subsequently adapted into a disastrous movie. 10.30 The Real Housewives Of New York City. (PGR, R) A business theme features Ramona busy on her skin-care line and throwing a showcase party for the product. 11.30 Entertainment Tonight. (G)



sky sPORt 1 6.00 Snooker. World Tour. Highlights. 9.00 Netball. College Series. Wellington East v Palmerston North Girls. Replay. 10.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 10.30 Netball. ANZ Championship. Melbourne Vixens v Canterbury Tactix. Replay. 12.00 Motorsport. Indy Racing League. Honda Indy Grand Prix Of Alabama. Highlights. 1.30 Cricket. Indian Premier League. Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders. Highlights. 2.30 Tenpin Bowling. Weber Cup. Highlights. 3.30 Rugby. Super Rugby. Blues v Highlanders Highlights. 4.30 Rugby. Super Rugby. Sharks v Crusaders Highlights. 5.30 Rugby. Super Rugby. Hurricanes v Waratahs. Highlights. 7.30 The Netball Zone. 8.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 8.30 Reunion. 11.30 Tennis. Davis Cup. Quarter-finals. Highlights. 12.30 Netball. ANZ Championship. Melbourne Vixens v Canterbury Tactix. Replay. 2.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Brumbies v Kings. Replay. 4.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Cheetahs v Stormers. Replay.

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Waver (9) Ogle (4) Underwater (9) Stretch (6) Fragment (5) Angry (5) Departed (4) Perch (5) Flavour (4) Attack (5) Handle (5) Initiate (6) Unbiased (9) Sea-bird (4) Catch en route (9)

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SOLUTIONS TO PUZZLE No 12,160 Across: 1 Deck; 3 Disgrace; 8 Claw; 9 Spurious; 11 Demonstrated; 13 Nudity; 14 Stupor; 17 Illustration; 20 Cogitate; 21 Path; 22 Enlarged; 23 Bend. Down: 1 Decadent; 2 Crammed; 4 Impute; 5 Gargantuan; 6 Alone; 7 Easy; 10 Instructor; 12 Drenched; 15 Private; 16 Statue; 18 Legal; 19 Ache.

the bOx 6.00 NYPD Blue. (M) 6.50 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.15 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.40 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 8.05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 8.55 24. (M) 9.50 Law & Order. (M) 10.40 NCIS. (PG) 11.35 CSI: New York. (M) 12.25 CSI: New York. (M) 1.15 NYPD Blue. (M) 2.10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 2.35 Cash Cab. (PG) 3.05 24. (M) 4.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 4.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 5.00 Law & Order. (M) 6.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 6.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (PG) Part 1. The NCIS is distressed when Gibbs is injured in a terrorist explosion while on assignment. 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 10.30 Law & Order. (M) 11.30 NCIS. (PG) 12.30 24. (M) 1.20 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 1.45 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 2.10 NYPD Blue. (M) 3.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 4.45 24. (M) 5.35 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG)

sky sPORt 2 6.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 6.45 Soccer. English Premier League. Manchester United v Manchester City. Live. 9.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Blues v Highlanders From Eden Park, Auckland. Highlights. 10.00 Cycling. Paris-Roubaix. Highlights. 11.00 Tenpin Bowling. Weber Cup. Highlights. 12.00 Snooker. World Tour. PTC Grand Final. Highlights. 3.00 Netball. ANZ Championship. Northern Mystics v Queensland Firebirds. From The Trusts Arena, Auckland. Replay. 4.30 A-League Highlights Show. 5.00 Netball. ANZ Championship. West Coast Fever v Waikato Bay Of Plenty Magic. From Challenge Stadium, Perth. Replay. 6.30 Total Rugby. 7.00 Dumbest Stuff On Wheels. 7.30 Cricket. Indian Premier League. Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders. Highlights. 8.30 Fight Night On SKY. 10.30 UFC On Fuel. 12.30 Sky ARENA Access. 1.00 Reunion. 2.20 Cricket. Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils. Live.

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6.05 Marley & Me: The Puppy Years. (2011, G) Travis Turner, Donnelly Rhodes. 7.30 Goodnight For Justice. (2011, PG) Luke Perry, Lara Gilchrist. 9.00 Jeff, Who Lives At Home. (2012, M) 10.25 Horrible Bosses. (2011, 16) 12.05 Making Of Bridesmaids. (2011, M) 12.20 Sucker Punch. (2011, M) 2.10 Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer. (2011, G) 3.40 Teenage Bank Heist. (2012, M) Abbie Cobb, Maeve Quinlan. 5.10 Certain Prey. (2011, M) 6.40 The Three Musketeers. (2011, M) Logan Lerman, Orlando Bloom. The hot-headed D’Artagnan joins forces with three rogue Musketeers in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas’ story. 8.30 Something Borrowed. (2011, M) Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson. Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy’s fiance. 10.25 The Ides Of March. (2011, M) George Clooney, Ryan Gosling. 12.05 Madso’s War. (2010, 16) Matthew Marsden, Kevin Chapman. 1.30 Apollo 18. (2011, 16) Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen. 3.00 Teenage Bank Heist. (2012, M) Abbie Cobb, Maeve Quinlan. 4.30 Certain Prey. (2011, M)

6.20 Garfield A Tail Of Two Kitties. (2005, G) Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt. 7.40 End Of Days. (1999, 18) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne. 9.40 Interview With The Vampire. (1994, 16) Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise. 11.40 Edge Of Darkness. (2010, 16) Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone. 1.35 Proof Of Life. (2000, M) Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe. 3.50 Garfield A Tail Of Two Kitties. (2005, G) Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt. 5.10 Eragon. (2006, M) Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons. 6.55 Fun With Dick And Jane. (2005, M) Jim Carrey, Tea Leoni. A suburban couple turns to a life of crime in order to exact revenge and teach big business a lesson. 2005 8.30 Lethal Weapon 2. (1989, M) Danny Glover, Mel Gibson. Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activity. 1989. 10.25 Ocean’s 13. (2007, PG) George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino. 12.25 Directors: Michael Apted. (2011, PG). 12.55 Eragon. (2006, M) Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons. 2.40 Fun With Dick And Jane. (2005, M) 4.10 Lethal Weapon 2. (1989, M)

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Auction Hunters. (PG) Yukon Men. (M) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Amish Mafia. (M) Mythbusters. (PG) Deadly Sins. (M) Deadly Affairs. (M) Auction Kings. (PG) Auction Hunters. (PG) Swamp Loggers. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Amish Mafia. (M) River Monsters: Lair Of Giants. (PG) Combat Countdown. (PG) Surprise Attack. Whether the fight is on land, sea or in the air, one factor can be totally decisive. Surprise. Getting the drop on your opponent can win the fight before it’s begun. Hell And Back. (PG) Special Ops Ranger. Witness what it’s like inside the brutal Ranger Assessment and Selection Program. Nightmare Next Door. (M) Cold Blood. (M) Swamp Loggers. (PG) River Monsters: Lair Of Giants. (PG) Combat Countdown. (PG) Hell And Back. (PG) Nightmare Next Door. (M) Auction Kings. (PG)

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

shINe 6.00 Days of Wonder: Jarrod Cooper 6.30 Precious Word of Truth 7.00 From Aardvark to Zucchini 7.30 Hermie and Friends 8.00 Carlos the Caterpillar 8.30 Word For You 9.00 Living Truth: Charles Price 10.00 The Family Series 10.30 Days of Wonder: Jarrod Cooper 11.00 Facing the Canon 11.30 The Way of the Master 12.00 Word For You 12.30 Enjoying Everyday Life 1.00 The 700 Club 1.30 The Family Series 2.00 Precious Memories 2.30 The Truth Out There 3.00 From Aardvark to Zucchini 3.30 Hermie and Friends 4.00 Carlos the Caterpillar 4.30 Life FM presents 5.30 The Way of the Master 6.00 Hearts Wide Open 6.30 Destined to Reign 7.00 The 700 Club 7.30 Understanding Love 8.00 Precious Memories 8.30 Christian World News 9.00 FEATURE: Tour of New Zealand 9.30 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 10.00 Word For You 10.30 The 700 Club 11.00 Days of Wonder: Jarrod Cooper 11.30 Hearts Wide Open 12.00 Understanding Love 12.30 FEATURE: Tour of New Zealand 1.00 The Family Series 1.30 Precious Memories 2.00 Living Truth: Charles Price 3.00 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 3.30 Christian World News 4.00 Understanding Love 4.30 The Family Series 5.00 Hearts Wide Open 5.30 Word For You

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Collated NBA results and standings yesterday (home team in CAPS): OKLAHOMA CITY TH 120 New York Knicks 125 L.A. CLIPPERS 109 L.A. Lakers 95 SACRAMENTO KINGS 87 Memphis Grizzlies 89 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 90 Utah Jazz 97 PHOENIX SUNS 92 New Orleans Hornets 95 PORTLAND T-BLAZERS 91 Dallas Mavericks 96 BOSTON CELTICS 107 Washington Wizards 96 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 91 Orlando Magic 85 DETROIT PISTONS 99 Chicago Bulls 85

Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club April 4 Tuesday Evening – Robinson Salver N/S 1 P and T Downward 2 J de Jong and R McLaughlin. 3 A Blain and I Donaldson E/W 1 J Knight and B Smith, 2 A Rooney and L Wackrow 3 M Holmes and J Shearer Wednesday Afternoon - Duplicate 1 M Buckland and B Smith 2 B Holmes and K Robb 3 R Kyle and R McLaughlin Thursday Evening – Mary Mulligan Trophy N/S 1 B Smith  and M Stowell 2 M Buckland and J Knight. 3 P Scott  and B Turton E/W 1 P Fergus and  K Robb. 2 S Rosevear and T Small 3 J Irwin and B Macaulay.

Football English Premier League results QPR 1 (Remy 85) Wigan Athletic 1 (Maloney 90+4) Newcastle United 1 (Cisse 90+3) Fulham 0 Chelsea 2 (Kilgallon 47 og, Ivanovic 55) Sunderland 1 (Azpilicueta 45 og) Tottenham Hotspur 2 (Adebayor 1, Sigurdsson 87) Everton 2 (Jagielka 15, Mirallas 53)

Golf Ashburton Golf Club Irish Stableford Teams Event April 6 Ken Clucas, Ian Rive, Paul May and Greig Sparrow 100pts; Paddy Bradford, Brian Hawksby, Don Houghton and Mike Holmes 96 pts; Charlie Alexander, Ross Chatterton, Noel Sutton and Brian Nuttall 94pts. Nearest The Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: Tony Gimblett, Braided Rivers: Gerald O’Sullivan, Rothburys Insurance: Bob Grant, Netherby Meats: Greig Sparrow, Blue Pub (Longest Putt): Brian Nuttall, Robilliards (Nearest pin #18): Pieter van Vollenhoven. Twos: Garry McKeown, Robbie Bell, Bob Grant, Ryan Cockburn and Greig Sparrow.

Mayfield Men’s Golf April 6 Ruapuna 3rd Round: Terry Kingsbury beat Tony Neilson. Stroke Round 0-15 Handicap: Steve Cross 79-1465; Terry Kingsbury 78-12-66; Jack Allan 78-10-68 16 Handicap: Ali McLeod 90-22-68; Count back: Mark Greenslade 84-16-68; N. Ormrod 88-18-70 Two’s: Jack Allan, Steve Cross, Wayne Vessey, Tim Hoban. Nearest Pins: Aon Insurance No 2: Jack Allan; Baileys Real Estate No 11: N. Ormrod; Marilyn Cross Property Brokers No 5: S. Cross; National Bank No 14: W. Vessey; 2nd Shot ATS 9 & 18: Logan Tasker; Nett Eagle No 8: Not Struck.

Mayfield Golf Club 9 Hole Division April 4 Stroke: 1st Ray Thompson 51:15:36. 2nd Jill Ludemann 58:19:39 Nearest The Pins: Greg Sim Builders and Excavators 2nd Shot No. 2 – Jill Ludemann, Mayfield Transport No. 5 – Ray Thompson.

Methven Golf April 6 Senior: Alister Maxwell 76-7-69; Intermediate: Doug Hamilton 87-17-70; Junior A: Robbie Watson 93-23-70; Junior B: Micky Marr 103-30-73 Other Good scores, 70, Dale Lucas 71, Paul Plimmer Yuki 72 Chris Collins Peter Harper Mike Gray Rodger Callaghan 73 C J Middleton 74 Rob Fensom Ian Davis Mark Scrivenor David Gorman Dave Pookay 75 Piers Rolton Dale Fisher John ODuffy Allan Lock Keith Middleton by lot Twos, Chris Collins Robbie Watson Dan Van der Salm E Meaclem Nearest the Pins #4 Arabica: Alister Maxwell; #6 Terrace Downs: Ian Davis; #13 Ski Time: Yuki; # 17 Hunters Wines: Robbie Watson; The Blue & Brown Pubs 2nd shot # 14: Dave Pookay; Top Notch 4 Square Supermarket best nett: Alister Maxwell

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Mid Canterbury Competition) Celtic 72 v Oxford 0; Darfield 53v Methven/Rakaia 21, Under16 (Combined North Canterbury, Ellesmere, Mid Canterbury Competition) Methven/Rakaia 53 v Oxford 10; Ben Waldron Racing Stables Tinwald 10 v Allenton/Celtic 37, MCRU JAB Seven A Side Under 14 ½ - Celtic; Under 13 – Allenton; Under 12 - Methven; Under 11 – Methven; Under 10 – Hampstead; Under 9 - Methven; Under 8 - Allenton; Under 7 - Celtic

Starting Time: Morning 8.00am; Afternoon Report at 11.30 for a 12 noon start (non championship players) Saturday Starters: Morning John Easton and David Welsh Afternoon Match Committee. Results Match Committee.


April 13 First Grading Heartland Court: 12.30, Celtic Riverside Vets v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton B, S Geddes, S Hopwood; 1.00, Celtic Riverside Vets v College A, S Geddes, W Hopwood; 1.30, College A v Methven EuroAgri B, W Hopwood, J Lee; 2.00 Methven EuroAgri B v Rakaia Blue, J Lee, A Bell; 2.30, United KFC A v College B, W Hopwood, J Lee; 3.00 United KFC A v Methven Wareings A, E Robertson, L Kennedy; 3.30 Celtic B v Smith and Church Collegiate A, W Hopwood, J Lee. Neumanns Tyre Services Court: 12.30, United KFC Bv College Y10B, V McArthur, B Williams; Hampstead Hotel Ashburton B v Rakaia Blue, S Hopwood, B Williams; 1.30, BYE 2.00, Methven Wareings A v College B, E Robertson, L Kennedy; Hampstead Hotel Ashburton A v Celtic B, C Corbitt, B Williams; Hampstead Hotel Ashburton A v Smith and Church Collegiate A, C Corbitt, B Williams; Wilson Bulk transport Allenton A v College U18, K Robinson, R Robinson. Ashburton Guardian Blue Court: 12.30, Bye; 1.00, United KFC B v Methven R & R Haulage U18A, V McArthur, K Bush; College Y10B v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Gold, K Bush, A Bennett; Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Gold v Celtic D, V McArthur, R MacGregor; Rakaia White v College U18, I Anderson, R MacGregor; Rakaia White v Wilson Bulk Transport Allenton A, A Bell, I Anderson; Celtic E v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton C, E Scott, C Wylie. Ashburton Guardian Red Court: 12.30, Celtic C v College Y10A, B Marrett, S Williams; 1.00, Celtic C v Methven Black, M Chivers, S Williams; 1.30, Methven R & R Haulage U18A v Celtic D, M Chivers, N Hands; 2.00 BYE; 2.30, Southern Livestock Exchange 2002 Ltd v Methven South Pacific Seeds U15 A, J Bailie, K Graham; 3.00, Celtic E v Southern Livestock Exchange 2002 Ltd, E Scott, J Bailie. AMI Insurance Court: 12.30, Allenton B v College Yr9 A, J Bailie, A Rush; 1.00, Allenton B v Methven The Brown Pub White, J Bailie, A Rush; 1.30, Methven The Blue Pub Black v College Y10 A, G Taylor, A Walsh; 2.00, College U16 v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U15, R McLeod, P McClintock; 2.30, College U16 v Methven Panel and Paint Ltd U15 B, B Jopson, K Nepe; 3.00, Hampstead Hotel Ashburton C v Methven South Pacific Seeds U15A, EJ Farr, K Graham. Port FM Local Court: 12.30, Methven The Brown Pub White v Celtic U18, A Ferguson, K Withell; 1.00, Celtic U18 v College Y9 A, A Ferguson, K Withell; 1.30, Hampstead Ashburton Hotel U15 v College U15, E Doyle, A Ward; 2.00, College U15 v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Blue, E Doyle, A Ward; 2.30, Bye; 3.00, Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Blue v Methven Panel and Paint Ltd U15B, B Jopson, K Nepe. Stirling Sports Court: 12.30, BYE; 1.00, College Combined B v Methven Mountain Gym U18C, T Barry, L Wilson; 1.30, College Combined B v Methven The Lodge Restaurant and Bar U18B, T Barry, L Wilson; 2.00, BYE; 2.30, Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U17 v United KFC C, EJ Farr, D Philip; 3.00, College Y9B v United KFC C, C Wylie, N Cavill; 3.30, College Y9B v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U17, N Cavill, O Carter. Colourplus Court: 12.30, BYE; 1.00, BYE, 1.30, Methven Mountain Gym U18C v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U18, V Shaw, S Bishop; 2.00, Methven The Lodge Restaurant and Bar v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U18, L Forbes, E McKendry; 2.30, Allenton C v College Combined A, J Cavill, L Forbes; 3.00, Celtic F v Allenton C, D Philip, J Cavill; 3.30, Celtic F v College Combined A, L Jones, O Breading. Ashburton Guardian White Court: 12.30, Celtic Social Green v Hampstead Hotel Hotties, S McCormick, T George; 1.00, Celtic Social Green v Tinwald South Black, K Parkin, T George; 1.30, Hampstead Hotel Hotties v Tinwald South Black, K Parkin, S McCormick; 2.00 Allenton Social v United Colonels Chicks, A Bennett, B Connell; Allenton Social v Mt Somers Social, R McLeod, P McClintock; United Colonels Chicks v Mt Somers Social, O Carter, L Jones. Duty Club: Southern; Club Duty Person: Nichola Bradley; Canteen Duty: Barry Marrett; Management Duty: Gail Benseman; Umpire on Duty: Kaye Kennedy

April 3 National District Teams Aotearoa Cup Coronation cup Vets Medal Sandra Marr 94-28-66 Wendy Wareing 101-29-72 Raiona Isherwood 104-32-72 Fay Redfern 101-2972 Margaret Kelk 104-31-73 Gail Limbrick 101-28-73 Nearest Pin Silver No 17 Methven FourSquare Jan Lane d/c Bronze A No4 Methven Supervalue Not struck Bronze B 2nd shot No 6 Methven Resort Raiona Open No 13 Methven Pharmacy Heather Santy Sat No6 Canterbury Hotel Not struck. Twos and nett Eagles A Muckle S Jones N Fairfull  Fullbore Rifle Shooting x2 Gail L N Hydes S Marr Raiona Ruth Ashburton District Rifle Club Arabica Best Nett Sandra Marr 66 April 7 Coronation Medal Jenny Senior 75 Aotearoa Cup Two X 300 yards Sandra Marr 66 Veterans Cup Wendy Wareing 72 John Snowden 50.6, 50.5, 100.11, John Fleming c/b Fay Raiona Best Gross Jenny 89. 48.5, 47.4, 95.9, Brian Hawksby 49.5, 45.2, 94.7, Sandy Collett 43.2, 48.7, 91.9, Murray Cook 39, Kraft Nabisco Championship 43.2, 82.2. Final round scores from LPGA Tour event, the Kraft Nabisco Championship yesterday (par-72). 273: Park In-Bee (KOR) 70 67 67 69 Monterrey Open 277: Ryu So-Yeon (KOR) 73 71 68 65 279: Caroline Hedwall (SWE) 71 68 72 68, Suzann Collated results from Monterrey Open yesterday Pettersen (NOR) 68 75 67 69 (prefix denotes seeding). 282: Kang Hae-Ji (KOR) 72 69 73 68, Karrie Webb Women, Final (AUS) 72 71 67 72 5-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) bt 1-Angelique 283: Catriona Matthew (SCO) 72 73 70 68, Giulia Kerber (GER) 4-6 6-2 6-4. Sergas (ITA) 70 69 76 68, Jodi Ewart Shadoff (ENG) Family Circle Cup 68 72 74 69, Anna Nordqvist (SWE) 69 72 72 70, Shin Ji-Yai (KOR) 70 71 71 71, Park Hee-Young Collated results from Family Circle Cup yesterday (KOR) 70 70 72 71 (prefix denotes seeding). 284: Jennifer Johnson (USA) 72 71 73 68, Caroline Women, Final: Masson (GER) 70 73 71 70, Moriya Jutanugarn 1-Serena Williams (USA) bt 9-Jelena Jankovic (THA) 70 72 72 70, Seo Hee-Kyung (KOR) 72 70 71 (SRB) 3-6 6-0 6-2. 71, Paula Creamer (USA) 74 68 69 73, Pornanong Phatlum (THA) 71 69 70 74 285: Pak Se-Ri (KOR) 72 69 75 69, Jane Park (USA) 70 73 73 69, Ayako Uehara (JPN) 72 72 70 71, Cristie Kerr (USA) 71 71 72 71, Angela Stanford (USA) 70 74 66 75, Karine Icher (FRA) 72 70 68 75 286: Feng Shanshan (CHN) 78 71 70 67, Lydia Ko (NZL) 72 74 71 69, Alison Walshe (USA) 71 74 Intermediate Grade 72 69, Beatriz Recari (ESP) 75 70 71 70, Jacqui April 12 Concolino (USA) 70 73 73 70, Jessica Korda (USA) Any queries please call Tania Rule 307 2461 70 72 68 76, Lizette Salas (USA) 70 68 69 79 or Sandra Hurley 308 8438 Stadium – Oxford Street Opening Duty – Taste The Thunder MotoGP World Championship 3.45pm Borough Bulls v Taste The Thunder (Nic Collated results from the MotoGP World Champion- Thomassen, Emily Hickman); 4.30pm Borough Bullets v Longbeach Lakers (William Hollings, ships yesterday: Jayden Reid); 5.15pm Asteroids v Longbeach MotoGP 1. Jorge Lorenzo (ESP-Yamaha) 42m 39.802sec Bouncers (Hayden Adams, Kieran Hunt); 6.00pm St Joseph’s Titans v Thunder (Allie Henderson, Sandra 2. Valentino Rossi (ITA-Yamaha) 42:45.792 Hurley); 6.45pm St Joseph’s Diamond’s v Robillard 3. Marc Marquez (ESP-Honda) 42:46.003 Rebels (Allie Henderson, Tessa Morrison); 7.30pm 4. Dani Pedrosa (ESP-Honda) 42:49.275 Herricanes v St Joseph’s Jazz (Tania Rule, Hannah 5. Cal Crutchlow (GBR-Yamaha) 42:58.566 Roulston); Closing Duty – Herricanes 6. Alvaro Bautista (ESP-Honda) 43:01.950 Sports Hall – Tancred Street 7. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA-Ducati) 43:04.157 Opening Duty – Ball Bashers 8. Nicky Hayden (USA-Ducati) 43:04.722 3.45pm Ball Bashers v 7 Up (Kieren Bell, Nic 9. Andrea Iannone (ITA-Ducati) 43:16.926 Ross); 4.30pm George & Co v The Lepricorns (Liam 10. Ben Spies (USA-Ducati) 43:24.710 O’Connor, Justus Frank); 5.15pm Inter Celts v The 11. Aleix Espargaro (ESP-Aprilia) 43:29.611 Saints (Fletcher Arnold, Barrine Ross); Closing 12. Randy de Puniet (FRA-Aprilia) 43:36.297 Duty – Inter Celts; Bye Girls – St Jos Storm; Bye 13. Hector Barbera (ESP-FTR) 43:49.401 Boys – CPT Survivors. 14. Yonny Hernandez (COL-Aprilia) 43:50.544 15. Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN-FTR) 43:53.402 1Standings 1. Jorge Lorenzo (ESP) 25 Ashburton Golf Club 2. Valentino Rossi (ITA) 20 3. Marc Marquez (ESP) 16 March 14 4. Dani Pedrosa (ESP) 13 The first round of the White Trophy matchplay will 5. Cal Crutchlow (GBR) 11 be held. Report at 11.30 for a 12.00start. 6. Alvaro Bautista (ESP) 10 Ashburton Golf Club 7. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) 9 8. Nicky Hayden (USA) 8 April 13 9. Andrea Iannone (ITA) 7 The first round of matchplay for the championships 10. Ben Spies (USA) 6 will take place. The draw is: Number 1 Tee 11.48 G O’Sullivan vs D O’Sullivan; E Waters vs L Thomas Mid Canterbury Rugby 11.54 J Davis vs K Turner; T O’Reilly vs S Bennett April 6 12.00 G Brown vs B Ferriman; G Russell vs D Senior Division 1 Luisetti Seeds Hewitt Mid Canterbury/Ellesmere/North Canterbury 12.06 R Lambert vs N Trueman; M Anderson Combined Competition vs G Douglas Section A: 12.12 M Daniels vs I Rive; M Wackrow vs C Steyn Dunsandel-Irwell 30 v West Melton, 26; Kaiapoi 12.18 PK Ngutu vs N Sutton; M Douglas vs G 13 v Burnham 10; PWL Methven 8 v Southbridge Crawford 47; REL Rakaia 32 v Saracens 23; Bye: Oxford 12.24 V Carr vs R Chatterton; M Smith vs C Section B: Lovelock Ashley 62 v Prebbleton 10; Darfield 32 v Devon 12.30 B MacGregor vs N MacDonald D Fisher Tavern Hampstead 11; Glenmark 60 v Ohoka vs P Greer 3; Lincoln 23 v Celtic 15; Claas Harvest Centre 12.36 R Grant vs G Jansen; B Day vs P MacFie Southern 20 v Waihora 26, 12.42 C Alexander vs G Sparrow; D Green vs Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy B Nuttall Collegiate 32 v Celtic 24; Methven 10 v Tinwald 12.48 A Tindall vs A Hopwood; H Niles vs M Cook Tavern Southern 28; Rakaia 5 v Allenton 38; Tinwald Byes for: R Bell, P May, R O’Neill. O Miller, K 20 v Mt Somers 19; Bye: Hampstead Clucas, L Hunt, B Edmondston, M Holmes, E Colts – (Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury Competition) Chilton and D Shaw. Ross Bros Transport Southern 7 v Waihora 15, For those not playing a match a stableford round Under 18 (Combined North Canterbury, Ellesmere, will be held.


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Spanish MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo of the Yamaha Factory Racing team steers his bike to win the Qatar Moto GP CBS Canterbury Court: 9.00, New World Allenton A v Hampstead A, N Johnson, C Waddell; 9.30, Hampstead A v St Joseph’s Gold, N Johnson, C Waddell; 10.00, New World Allenton B v Hampstead B, C Waddell, N Johnson; 10.30, Hampstead B v Ashburton Borough A, E Bonnington, V McArthur; 11.00, Rakaia B v Allenton magic, E Anderson, C Griffith. Neumanns Trye Services Ltd Court: 9.00, St Joseph’s Purple v Longbeach B, E Anderson, A Lill; 9.30, St Joseph’s Purple v Tinwald School B, I Roberts, K Johansen; 10.00, Southern Mayfield Services Centre v Allenton Magic, I Roberts, K Johansen; 10.30, Southern Mayfield Services Centre v Allenton Tactix, C Morrice, E Hurley; 11.00, Wakanui School v St Joseph’s Orange, M Brook, D Watson; 11.30, St Joseph’s Orange v Ashburton Borough Future Ferns, M Brook, T Thomas. Ashburton Guardian Blue Court: 9.00, Tinwald School B v Netherby Diamonds, C Moore, C Griffith; 9.30, Longbeach B v Netherby Diamonds, C Moore, E Riordan; 10.00, Rakaia B v Allenton Tactix, S Bonnington, M Milmine; 10.30, Southern Hyde Brothers Spraying v Methven Silver, S Stempa, S Bonnington; 11.00, Ashburton Borough Future Ferns v Tinwald School C, T Thomas, N Bateman; 11.30, Tinwald School C v Southern Agspread, N Bateman, R Drake. Ashburton Guardian Red Court: 9.00, Methven B v Allenton C, J Tupe, T Inwood; 9.30, Methven B v Southern Harrison Spraying Services Contracting Ltd, J Tupe, N Johnson(TS); 10.00, St Joseph’s Blue v Hampstead Blue, J Tupe, N Johnson (TS); 10.30, St Joseph’s Blue v Hampstead School A, A Burrows, M Gilbert; 11.00, Southern Agspread v Laser Electrical Allenton, R Drake, K Gray. AMI Insurance Court: 9.00, Tinwald South A v Southern Harrison Spraying Services Contracting Ltd, P Bradley-Doig, B Digby; 9.30, Tinwald South A v Allenton C, B Digby, E Bonnington; 10.00, Allenton Crusaders v Hampstead School A, B Digby, M Gilbert; 10.30, Allenton Crusaders v Hampstead Blue, M Read, B Rayner. Port FM Local Court: 9.00, St Joseph’s Red v Southern Hayden MacKenzie Contracting Ltd, P Taere, N Johnson (TS); 9.30, St Joseph’s Red v Ashburton Borough B, P Taera, A Osbourne; 10.00, St Joseph’s Green v Allenton Hurricanes, M Read, S Wilson; 10.30, St Joseph’s Green v Allenton Mystics, S Wilson, M Milmine. Stirling Sports Court: 9.00, Methven C v Ashburton Borough B, S Bueta, T Watson; 9.30, Methven C v Southern Hayden MacKenzie Contracting Ltd, S Bueta, T Watson; 10.00, Allenton Mystics v Methven Trucking D, S Bueta, T Watson; 10.30, Methven Trucking D v Allenton Hurricanes, M Edwards, M Yeatman. Colourplus Court: 9.00, Hampstead School B v Longbeach A, C Olds, S Beveridge; 9.30, Hampstead School B v Rakaia A, C Olds, S Beveridge; 10.00, Longbeach A v Rakaia A, E Riordan, S Anderson; 10.30, Ashburton Borough C v Tinwald School A, L Morrow, S Anderson; 11.00, Ashburton Borough C v Netherby Magic, L Morrow, L Reihana; 11.30, Netherby Magic v Methven Silver, B Digby, T Inwood. Ashburton Guardian White Court: 9.00, St Joseph’s

Gold v Southern Taylor Groundspreading Ltd, B Surridge, L Muckle; 9.30, New World Allenton A v Southern taylor Groundspreading Ltd, M Maslin, L Muckle; 10.00, Methven Shermac A v Ashburton Borough A, M Maslin, A Osbourne; 10.30, Methven Shermac A v New World Allenton B, M Maslin, L Reihana; 11.00, Tinwlad School A v Southern Hyde Brothers Spraying, M Bremner, B Rayner. Duty Club: Southern’ Canteen Duty: Jenny Wells; Club Duty Person: Melissa Wilson; Office Duty: Barbara Reid; Junior Committee Duty: Tracey Wilson; Umpire On Duty: Lyn Hart; Umpire Contact: Gina Taylor 0273084688; Default Contact: Gina Taylor 0273084688.

Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby April 13 Club Day - Celtic Senior division 1 Luisetti seeds Mid Canterbury/Ellesmere/North Canterbury Combined Competition Section A: Southbridge v REL Rakaia, Sou 1, 2.45pm, M Gameson, G Robinson, S Lamont; Saracens v Duns/Irwell, Sbrook 1, 2.45pm, K Lilley, S Laird, S Clark; Burnham v PWL Methven, Burn 1, 2.45pm, J Lamers, J Morrison, B Moir; Oxford v West Melton, Oxf 4, 2.45pm, G Inch, Chris Rowe, L Silcock; Bye: Kaiapoi Section B: Ohoka v Lincoln, Man 3, 2.45pm, A Stokes, D Taylor, B Egerton; Glenmark v Prebbleton, Omihi 1, 2.45, G Cate, D Brooker, P Bigwood; Waihora v Darfield, TT1, 2.45pm, P Hudson, J Shalfoon, C Parker; Celtic v Devon Tavern Hampstead (H) (Max Gilbert Trophy Game), Celtic 1, 2.45pm M Gallagher, G Clement, K Pottinger; Claas Harvest Centre Southern v Ashley, Mayfield 1, 2.45pm K Opele, T Pearce, A Chapman Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy Allenton v Methven, Allenton 1, 1.15pm J Greenslade; Celtic v Hampstead, Celtic 1, 1pm G Clement; Mt Somers v Collegiate, Mt Somers 1, 2.30pm P McKnight; Tinwald Tavern Southern v Rakaia, Mayfield 1, 1pm T Pearce; Bye: Tinwald Press Cup (Pre Season) Timaru Boys v St Thomas, Allenton 1, 12pm G Shaw, A Greenslade, A Chapman Colts – (Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury Competition) Rolleston v Springston, Roll 1, 1.15pm, M Hanson; Banks Peninsula v West Melton, Little River 1, 1pm, J Currie; Kirwee v Ross Bros Transport Southern, Kirwee 1, 2.45pm, M Thompson; Waihora v Prebbleton, TT 2, 2.45pm, G Peddie Under 18 (Combined North Canterbury, Ellesmere, Mid Canterbury Competition) Celtic v Kaiapoi, Celtic 2, 2.45pm S McKenzie; Darfield v Prebbleton, Dar 1, 2.30pm, W Heslop; Methven/Rakaia v Hurunui, Rakaia 1, 2pm A McGirr; Oxford v Waihora/Springston, Ox 3, 2.45pm, K Hancox; Saracens v MDI,Southbrook 3, 1.45pm, C Williams Under 16 (Combined North Canterbury, Ellesmere, Mid Canterbury Competition)

Ohoka v Ben Waldron Racing Tinwald, Man 2, 2.20pm, T Hurley; Oxford v West Melton, Ox 3, 1.15pm, G Matthews; Malvern Combined v Methven/ Rakaia, Darfield 1, 1pm,P Turnbull; Prebbleton/ Rolleston v Springston, Prebbleton Oval, 2.45pm, M Quinlivan; Waihora v Kaiapoi, Tai Tapu 2, 1.30pm, C Parker; Allenton/Celtic v Ashley, Celtic 2, 1.30pm K Pottinger Under 14.5 (Jock Ross Centurion Shield) Allenton G v Methven (H), Allenton 2, 1pm, P Hunt; Celtic v Allenton M, Celtic 2, 12.15pm, G Brown Under 13 (Murray Roulston Centurion Shield) Celtic G v Celtic W, Celtic 1, 11.45am, Club Referee; Allenton (H) v Methven W, Allenton 3, 1pm, Club Referee; HCT Southern v Methven B, Mayfield 2, 1.45pm, Club Referee; Cant Feed Assessment Southern v MSA Tinwald, Mayfield 3, 1.15pm Club Referee; Bye: David Jackson Painting Hampstead Under 11 1/2 (John Smitheram Shield) Club Referee or Associate Referee Required Allenton v Methven (H), Allenton 2, 12pm; Celtic v Hampstead, Celtic 2, 11am; Collegiate v Smitheram/Frew Tinwald, Collegiate 1, 1pm; All Farm Engineering Southern v Synlait Farms Rakaia, Mayfield 2, 12.45pm Under 10 Associate Referee Required Allenton v Methven W, Allen 5, 1pm; Celtic v Lifestyle Motorhomes Hampstead, Celt 3, 1.30pm; Hinds Contracting Southern v Methven B, May 4, 2.30pm; Cow Hoof Care Southern v Synlait Farms Rakaia, May 4, 1.30pm; Bye: Barry Whittaker Contracting Tinwald Under 9 Associate Referee Required Celtic v Hampstead, Celt 3, 12.30pm; Collegiate v Lizzies Dairy Tinwald, Coll 2, 1pm; Riverlea Southern v Allenton, May 4, 11.30am; Hyde Bros Southern v Methven B, May 4, 12.30pm; Synlait Farms Rakaia v Methven, Rak 3, 1.30pm Under 8 Associate Referee Required Celtic v WJ Kellett Builder Hampstead, Celt 3, 11.45am; Collegiate v H & L Jones Excavation Tinwald, Coll 2, 12.15pm; B Jones Contracting Southern v Allenton G, May 2, 12pm; Agspread Southern v Methven, May 2, 12pm; Bye: Allenton M Under 7 Associate Referee Required Allenton v Methven W, Allen 6, 1pm; Celtic v Netherby 4 Square Hampstead, Celt 4, 1.30pm; Collegiate v Skip- 2-It Flooring Xtra Tinwald O, Coll 3, 1pm; Coleman Ag Southern v Synlait Farms Rakaia, May 3, 12.15pm; CRT Southern v RD1 Tinwald B, Mayfield 3, 12.15pm; Bye: Methven B Under 6 Associate Referee Required Celtic G v Metalcorp Hampstead, Celt 4, 12.45pm; Celtic W v Allenton M, Celt 4, 12pm; Collegiate B v Collegiate R, Coll 3, 12.15pm; Progressive Livestock Southern v Allenton G, May 1, 12.15pm; H Mackenzie Contracting Southern v Ian Howden Spraying Tinwald, May 1, 12.15pm; Synlait Farms Rakaia v Methven B, Rak 2, 1.15pm; Synlait Farms Rakaia B v Methven W, Rak 2, 1.15pm.

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There’s just one Daryl Corletto - and he’s a Breaker By Kris Shannon The recipe for any championship team usually requires a few hardened veterans, mixed with some homegrown youth and capped by a couple of influential recruits. One win from a third straight ANBL championship, the Breakers have all those ingredients in abundance, but they have Left: Daryl Corletto scored a game-high 19 points in the first final game on Sunday

been particularly savvy in their recruitment. Kevin Braswell, Gary Wilkinson, Cedric Jackson and, now, Will Hudson have all played their part in the club’s title-winning teams, and while Daryl Corletto is not strictly an import, the Australian is further proof of the front office’s nous in their player selections. Corletto lit up Vector Arena in the Breakers’ game one victory over the Wildcats on Sunday afternoon, scoring a game-high 19 points as his side put one hand on the trophy ahead of Friday night’s second game in Perth. Corletto shot seven of 10 from the field and made three triples as the Breakers maintained a healthy

buffer throughout much of the contest. He also made five quickfire points in the fourth to stave off an attempted Wildcats revival. “You always know that Daryl’s got that in him,” coach Andrej Lemanis said. “I thought he did a good job of finding different ways to score. “You look at his offensive numbers, which were obviously very good, but he also took on the challenge of guarding [Kevin] Lisch for a lot of the game and I thought he did a good job there.” In his second season at the franchise - and with wife Julie having this year joined him on this side of the Tasman to play netball for

the Northern Mystics - Corletto has found a second home on the North Shore, as have many overseas professionals before him. It’s one thing to ensure the club recruits “no dickheads”, as owner Paul Blackwell famously espoused, but it’s another to bring in players whose exemplary personalities are matched by their play on the basketball court. The Breakers have achieved that blend to perfection in recent seasons, and it is one of the driving factors behind their success. After catching lightning in a bottle with Braswell and watching the American drain a few key baskets in their first title-winning season, the Breakers jettisoned the guard

as they sought to find a ball-handler to replace the retiring Paul Henare. They found him in the US-based Jackson, this season’s MVP and the Breakers’ best player throughout the last two campaigns. After they decided to elevate Alex Pledger to the starting centre role and part ways with Wilkinson, a player guaranteed to grab 15 points a game, the Breakers brought in Hudson from the now-defunct Gold Coast Blaze. A different player to Wilkinson, he has proved an ideal complement for Pledger and his impact was obvious in the team’s desperation to have him return from injury in time for the playoffs. Before the quartet of Americans,

By Jonathan Leask The highlight at the Ashburton Speedway April meet was a six shooter attempting to escape the confines of the track on Sunday. In a freak incident, driver Matt Anderson went end over end and crashed into the top of the safety fence, 5m off the ground. “Matt came into the corner high and he got hit by the car coming in low,” Ashburton Speedway president Lance Maher said. “They locked wheels and Matt ended up being shot into the air end over end. “The car bellied on the top of the fence some five metres up in the air before landing back down on the ground on its side. “He was pretty lucky, but he still actually won the race because he was leading before the crash and we stopped the race.” Anderson walked away unscathed, however, his car was somewhat the worse for wear. “It was a bit banged up, but he hopes to have it right for title weekend in May,” Maher said. The speedway’s next meeting is its biggest, the New Zealand title weekend over two days on May 4 and 5, with national titles up for grabs in the six shooters, production and ministocks. However Sunday’s big prize was in the quarter midgets, with the other grades tuning up for the title weekend. The Mid Canterbury quarter midgets championship was won by teenage driver Montana Jamieson, who held off Jack Low for the win with Brad Sherman third. With Anderson stealing the show, it was Brooke Wright who won the day in the six shooters ahead of Kevin Clive in second and Peter Keith third. Ellis Jellyman had a good hit out before the title weekend taking out the production cars with Ron Koole second and Nik Fraser. There was a special occasion in the adult ministocks with former president Ross Butterick getting back behind the wheel for the first time in 30 years to take on his son Craig, but Craig drove off with the bragging rights. The ministocks will feature another special moment in the title weekend in May with a lap of honour for Tony Newman, the reigning Ashburton ministock champion, who passed away earlier this month, whose family are putting the car in the ring for one last run. Montana Jamieson (left) leads Jack Low up the back straight during the Quarter Midgets Mid Canterbury Championships on Sunday.

Students get behind Supercar V8 scenes More than 2000 students from level of interest to see the ITM 400 55 schools as far afield as King Auckland at the revamped Pukekohe Country will descend on the ITM 400 Park Raceway. Auckland in Pukekohe next week. “It’s outstanding to see so many The students will attend the open- students coming to the event and ing day on Friday to learn more many are travelling a significant about V8 Supercars and gain a distance to be part of this event,” behind-the-scenes insight into the said Malone. world of motorsport, as part of the “It is an excellent initiative for Championship’s Students On Track students to see how the whole event initiative. plays out and see what is involved Students will take part in edu- and really get an understanding of cational activities as Australasia’s leading well as experience New motorsport series. Zealand’s biggest annual “Students On Track sporting event up-close is something that we and personal. pride ourselves on and V8 Supercars enjoy A select number will encouraging and sharget to become reporters for the day to quiz some ing our career opportuof the leading drivers nities and educational about the sport, their experiences with stucareers and anything dents. else that springs to mind “The recent years we at the official Junior have operated in the Press Conference. school holidays here in New Zealand and The Conference provides an opportunity therefore we are excited for budding journalists V8 CEO David Malone by the reaction in what to interview V8 Supercar is our first time rolling stars about racing, leadout the programme in ership, team building, motivation what is a very important event for and the importance of goal setting our championship.” Work is complete on the $6.6 milin a media conference setting. The Junior Press Conference is lion upgrade which will see the track only open to local Franklin schools, fittingly return to its international with 11 of them signed up for the status with a dramatically improved layout and refurbished spectator programme. V8 Supercars CEO David Malone facilities including new viewing said he is thrilled by the big num- grandstands and premium viewing - APNZ bers attending and the widespread areas.

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Jesse Ryder is being targeted to make a return to cricket in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) starting in July. The former Black Cap is recuperating from injuries suffered during an attack in Christchurch last month, but has been lined up to join fellow New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor at the month-long Twenty20 competition. Ryder’s injuries, sustained when he was assaulted outside a bar in Merivale on March 28, forced him to forego his $300,000 contract in this month’s Indian Premier League. But the 28-year-old was last week released from hospital and is hopeful of making a full recovery, which would allow him to take his place at the six-team tournament from July 29 to August 26. The Herald understands Ryder was being courted by officials from the CPL before the assault, and, providing his recovery proceeds at its current pace, a return to the crease in the middle of the year is not out of the question. His representatives would not comment but a well-placed source confirmed Ryder was wanted by the CPL. Ryder suffered a fractured skull and punctured lung after being beaten following Wellington’s seasonending loss to Canterbury. He made remarkable improvements after being brought out of an induced coma and there were no clear signs he sustained any serious long-term injuries. The inaugural CPL may be an ideal environment for Ryder to make

• What are the odds? Two golfing partners have beaten odds of one in 17 million by both shooting a hole-in-one on the same hole with consecutive shots. Wayne Cameron and Colin Hurley achieved the feat on the 102 metre, par 3 15th at the Wanaka Golf Club in perfect conditions yesterday afternoon. The United States-based National Hole-In-One Registry calculates the odds of two golfers from the same group acing the same hole as 17 million to one. Cameron, 59, said the achievement was “just bizarre”. I’m glad we had a witness, otherwise it would have been a Tui ad.” - ODT

• Parker wary of Botha Francois Botha has called him a “baby” but Joseph Parker knows his older opponent will be anything but paternal when they meet in the ring in June. In fact, Parker will be taking extra care to avoid some of the tricks that so rattled Sonny Bill Williams in Brisbane in February. The 44-year-old White Buffalo has learned most of them during his fighting career, in particular punching after the bell, which Parker is well aware of. “When you’re in the ring you’ve got to be aware at all times and protect yourself at all times,” said 21-year-old Parker. “After the bell rings and before you walk to the corner you should keep your hands up in case he chucks in one of those cheeky ones.” This heavyweight clash is in Auckland on Thursday, June 13. - APNZ

• Faumuina replaced Auckland prop Sam Prattley has been called into the Blues’ squad to replace Charlie Faumuina who has been ruled out for the rest of the season. With Faumuina expected to be out of action for up to 14 weeks with a torn calf muscle, the Blues have taken the conservative approach to replace him, rather than risk a recurrence if they rush him back too soon. Blues’ head coach Sir John Kirwan said it was a major blow to lose someone of Faumuina’s calibre for the season but it was in the best interests of both Faumuina and the team to replace him.- APNZ

• Sympathy for Sharks Photo Joseph Johnson 070413-JJ-001

Ryder eyes return to cricket By Kris Shannon

the likes of CJ Bruton, Dillon Boucher and Kirk Penney were all more obvious acquisitions, but the players still had to be convinced to up sticks and put their faith in a faltering franchise. The Breakers are now a much more alluring location for athletes who might be looking for a change of scenery, something which will be put to the test when they attempt to recruit a replacement point guard if - or when - Jackson moves on to bigger and better things following the playoffs. But if past history is anything to go by, it would be no surprise if the Breakers get their man and resume business as normal when next season begins. - APNZ

a comeback. Taylor was last week announced as the third foreign player to commit to the six-team league, following Australians Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist. The presence of the Australian pair, both retired from international cricket, provides some indication of the standard of competition expected, a level which would not subject Ryder to any strenuous demands. The remuneration Ryder could receive is hard to judge because the CPL has revealed few details of the salary cap under which teams will each contract 15 players, but West Indies Cricket Board president Julian Hunte has said the league would provide retainers in excess of $400,000. Ryder, who at this point has no plans to conduct his first interview since the attack, would also be well away from the media spotlight the mercurial batsman tends to avoid. Following a series of well-publicised incidents, Ryder opted to take a break from all cricket last year before returning to play for his province in the summer. He shone in all forms of the game for Wellington, prompting calls for his return to the national team, but Ryder steadfastly stuck to his plan of playing a full season for the Firebirds. The CPL is scheduled during an international break for New Zealand, allowing the likes of Taylor to sign without jeopardising his involvement with the national team. Ryder will be under no illusions about the long road he faces if he wishes to return to international photo ap cricket, but playing in the CPL would be a start. - APNZ Jesse Ryder: Assault forced him to forgo his $300,000 IPL contract

Cronulla suffered the greatest indignity yesterday, with fierce rivals Manly admitting they feel sorry for the embattled club ahead of Sunday’s Heritage Round clash. An exasperated Sharks coach Shane Flanagan admitted following Saturday night’s 13-6 loss to Parramatta that his side’s premiership campaign was being compromised by the ongoing investigation at the club - which has already cost four staff their jobs. The Sea Eagles themselves are not immune to the ASADA investigation, having been named in the initial report as a team expected to come under the spotlight. But despite their own off-field concerns, Manly have shown no troubles on the field - cruising to a 4-1 record to cement themselves near the top of the ladder. The two sides faced off in one of the most vicious grand finals ever played, in 1973, and the rivalry has rarely faded. - AAP

• Fred loses his place Melbourne Heart have cut captain Fred as part of a widespread player clean-out after their disappointing A-League season. They’ve also pounced on Adelaide winger Iain Ramsay, announcing his signing yesterday just a day after the Reds’ season ended with Sunday’s elimination final loss to Brisbane. Along with Fred, fellow veterans Simon Colosimo, Matt Thompson and Clint Bolton will not have their contracts renewed after the Heart lost their last five games to finish secondbottom. Mid-season signings Jamie Coyne, Marcel Meeuwis and Cameron Edwards have also been released. Fred, who starred for Melbourne Victory in their 2007 championship, has regularly battled injury during his two seasons with the Heart and consequently struggled to make an impact in the just-completed campaign. - AAP



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Ko keeps spot as top amateur

World No1 amateur Lydia Ko has saved her best for last at the Kraft Nabisco Championship on the LPGA Tour in California to secure the leading amateur honours for the third time in a major. The 15-year-old New Zealander who had shot rounds of 72, 74 and 71 at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage to be in a share of 39th place, carded a three under par 69 in the final round to climb into a share of 25th place. Ko finished on a two under par total to claim the leading amateur title by three shots from Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow, who finished on a one over total after an even par 72 in the final round. Ko, who was looking to become the youngest major winner in history, was pleased with her performance in only her third major championship. “Low amateur was one of my goals coming in so I’m very happy and excited to get low am,” said the youngest winner in professional golf history. “I think I played really well out there but thought I struggled with my putting but when I look back to it, I only missed one or two within nine feet. “So it was just the birdie putts I

was struggling with. I finished well and that is the biggest thing for me.” The New Zealand Women’s Open champion kicked into gear when she made back to back birdies to close out the front nine to make the turn in two under par 36. She added further birdies on the 15th and 17th and dropped her only shot of the day at the par four 16th. Ko finished 13 shots back from South Korean Inbee Park who secured her second major win by carding a three under par 69 in the final round to win by four from compatriot So Yeon Ryu. The New Zealand rep, who will climb from her ranking of No 25 on the Official World Rankings after this performance, continues her incredible record of never missing a cut in the 15 professional events she has played since making her debut in a pro event at the NZ Women’s Open in 2010. She has won three titles, finished runner-up twice and third once in world-class fields. She has also finished as the low amateur in all three major championships she has contested to earn an amateur record that is one of the best ever seen in the game.  - APNZ

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Lauren Ellis reacts after winning the second round of the Benchmark Racing Series in Nelson on Sunday.

Hinds cyclist Lauren Ellis took out the second round of the women Benchmark Racing Series in Nelson to take the overall lead in the six race series. Ellis (Benchmark Homes) combined with London Olympic team’s pursuit team-mate Jamie Nielsen (Altherm Window Systems) to escape from the field early on, establishing a lead of over seven minutes at one stage, until Ellis out-climbed Nielsen to win in 3 hours and 3 minutes, and claim the series overall leader’s jersey. “We managed to get away after the first climb and it felt like we

were back on the track really, in the TP (team pursuit) racing with each other, just lapping it out until the finish and then it was everyone for themselves and I managed to get the win, so it was great,” Ellis said. Ellis’s team-mate and fellow London Olympian Linda Villumsen came home strongly to take third, almost 10 minutes behind. The locally based men’s Team Calder Stewart Road had their first podium finish with Tim Rush coming in third. Full time triathlete Tom Davison (Scotty Browns-Vision Systems) had his best road racing result to date, winning the men’s 132km race with an impressive display

of climbing in the last 500 metres. Davison came home in 3hr 24mins after making his winning move at the top of a tough 20 per cent final climb that led to the finishing line, leaving Tom Hubbard (Homestyle), Scott Thomas (L&M Racing) and Rush unable to match his climbing over the final 200 metres. Hubbard was able to get up to finish second and take the Under 23 series jersey and Rush was third, the second year team’s first podium finish. “It was a best weekend so far so we were pretty pleased with how it went,” team manager Bruce McClelland said.” “There was a diabolical climb

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at the end. In the men’s race a group of about 25 hit it but it immediately splintered and Tim did well to hold on for third. “Lauren did exceptionally well too to kick on for the win.” It was a big weekend at the top of the South Island for Ellis, as she rode home in fifth in the 101km Grape Ride on Saturday and backed up for the 98km race, as did her other team-mates including Methven’s Julia Grant. Ellis wasn’t the only local success in the grape ride with Ashburton’s Kristine Marriott fifth in her class in the 101km race, and Methven’s Sarah Robertson coming home fifth in the 42km event.

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Dixon second at Alabama Grand Prix - again A strategic gamble failed to pay off for IndyCar driver Will Power as his Alabama winning streak came to an end. The Australian, chasing a third win in as many races at Barber Motorsports Park, went for a two-stop strategy in yesterday’s Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

But while Power’s gamble enabled him to take the race lead after 26 of 90 laps, he couldn’t hold on and eventually finished fifth in a race won by defending IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay. The result means Power sits eighth on the championship standings after two races and the 32-year-old admitted he had hoped for something better on the day.

“We thought we had a good plan and just needed a yellow at any point after lap 31,” he said. “Unfortunately it didn’t come and we fought for the fifth place finish. “It isn’t exactly what we wanted to get out of the weekend but is still a good points day and gets us closer to the top.” Hunter-Reay finished ahead of Scott Dixon, the fourth time from as many starts at Barber

that the New Zealander has had to settle for second spot. Power’s Brazilian team-mate Helio Castroneves finished third to take the championship lead with 79 points, nine ahead of Dixon. Hunter-Reay, who pipped Power to last year’s title, said the win was an important step in the American showing his championship victory wasn’t a one-off.

“It shows what we’re about,” Hunter-Reay said. “It shows that last year wasn’t a fluke. We really worked for it today.” The championship’s next stop will be the Grand Prix of Long Beach in California on April 21, where Power is again the defending event champion.  - AAP Right: Scott Dixon has his race face on at Alabama.

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Showers and fresh cold southerlies spreading north during the morning. Showers clearing during the afternoon with winds easing.

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Ashburton Forecast TOMORROW: Fine, possible early frost. Freshening northeasterly.

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Mystery person: Heyneke Meyer succeeded Peter de Villiers as coach of the Springboks, and is expected to lead them in their quest for a third World Cup in 2015. His sparkling credentials include leading the Bulls to the first South African victory in Super rugby. Quote: John Madden Trivia question: He wasn’t a Maori

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High cloud increasing. Northeasterlies turning northwest.

FRIDAY Rain developing with a southerly change.

FZL: Rising to 2600m

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