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MOLLOY - McCOLL– Andy and Stacey are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of James William Molloy. Born February 6, weighing 8lb 1oz. Special thanks to Anna and the rest of the team at Ashburton Maternity.

PARSONS – Megan and Tim along with big brothers Jake (5), and Arlo (2), are delighted to announce the arrival of Lennox Finn Parsons born 31/1/2013, 7lb 9oz. All doing great. Special thanks to Linda Philp and Jacqui Wylie.

PHILLIPS – Peter and Emma (nee Bowan) are proud to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Henry George Phillips, born January 29, 2013, weighing 7lbs 7oz. Special thanks to Anna Campbell and the wonderful doctors and midwives at Christchurch Women’s.

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IN MEMORIAM CAWTE, Kenallie Ann Walsh – 1989 - 2004 Although we seem so far apart, You're always here within our hearts. You filled our lives with joy and pleasure You were to us a precious treasure. A little while shall pass and then, We'll see each other once again. Loved, remembered and held so dear, In minds and hearts you're always here. Forever loved, forever remembered, forever missed Mum, Dad, Amy, Kor, Brooke, Ross, Tallulah, Jonty, Coco-Anella and Tanner.

WEBB, Amelia Mary – Aged 11 days. A whole year since you left us, time cannot heal the loss. We love and miss you. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, No one can ever fill. If tears could build a stair way, And heartache make a lane. We would walk the path to heaven, And bring you home again. Love Mummy & Daddy.

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Sir Paul’s final farewell By Abby Gillies Sir Paul Holmes has been remembered as a man dedicated to his profession, committed to his family - and fallible. Family, friends, colleagues and dignitaries paid their final respects to the highly-regarded broadcaster at his funeral service at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, Auckland, yesterday. Along with Sir Paul’s wife Deborah, Lady Holmes, and children Millie Elder-Holmes and Reuben Holmes, Cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee, Labour leader David Shearer, and Auckland mayor Len Brown were among the huge congregation filling the church. The 90-minute service, led by Sir Paul’s friend Reverend Ann Mellor and the cathedral’s dean The Very Reverend Jo Kelly-Moore, paid tribute to an “extraordinary man”. But in their tributes, those who knew him well also didn’t shy away from speaking about his shortcomings and difficult times. In a play on Sir Paul’s description of former UN boss Kofi Annan as a “cheeky darkie”, former broadcaster John Hawkesby ended his tribute by farewelling the “cheeky little whitey”. The 62-year-old was “way too young” to die, said Mr Hawesby, who described how after some initial animosity, the pair later became good friends. He would have been delighted to see the turnout at his funeral, and to have his face on almost every magazine on supermarket shelves this week, Mr Hawkesby said. “Well, Sir Paul you’d be very pleased to see your pulling power is as good as ever.” Peter Beavan, a friend since high school, acknowledged the closeness Sir Paul and Millie developed following her public battle with drug addiction. His friend had been looking forward to enjoying his retirement and the life he had built with Lady Holmes in Hawkes Bay, “but it was

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Pall-bearers Mike Williams, Millie Elder-Holmes, Ken Holmes, Reuben Holmes, Peter Beavan and Paul Watkinson carry Sir Paul Holmes’ coffin to the hearse, during his funeral. not to be”, Mr Beavan said, referring to the broadcaster’s recent health problems. Another long-time friend Mike Williams said Sir Paul revelled in the English language, and political ambitions - once indicating he would like to run for the Auckland mayoralty. Mr Williams also spoke of Sir Paul’s battle against methamphetamine following Millie’s addiction to the drug. Colleagues remembered him as dedicated, hardworking, loyal and a passionate storyteller. Brent Harman and Bill Francis worked with Sir Paul at Newstalk ZB, where he quickly became widely respected and had a big impact on the station’s success. “He wanted success more than anyone I ever knew. He also worked

harder than anyone I ever knew,” said Mr Francis. Paralympic swimmer Duane Kale spoke about how Sir Paul’s documentary about paralympic sport inspired him to become an athlete. His work as patron of Paralympics New Zealand had a huge impact on the organisation, Mr Kale said. In an emotional final tribute to their dad, Millie and Reuben took to the podium. Millie tearfully read a quote by her dad from Holmes at Large, a collection of his Herald on Sunday columns. It was written about her battle with P. “Love always wins. It might take longer than evil and hatred, resentment and envy, but love always wins,” it said in part. Dame Malvina Major and Helen Medlyn sang Flower Duet from

the opera Lakme for the hundreds gathered. As the congregation sang Amazing Grace, Sir Paul’s casket, covered in white roses and orchids, was carried out of the church and through a Westpac Rescue Helicopter guard of honour with Lady Holmes walking behind. Students from his former college, Hasting’s Karamu High School, performed a haka for their first knight. Outside, attendees described it as a beautiful, fitting, and honest service. “Paul would be proud. He deserves to be remembered as a man who laughed and loved”, said television presenter Petra Bagust. Len Brown noted the “wonderful stories” from different aspects of Sir Paul’s life, and said the huge turnout said a lot about who he was. - APNZ

Parata quizzed on Novopay By Kurt Bayer Education Minister Hekia Parata has been quizzed for the first time since responsibility for the Novopay debacle was taken off her hands. The under-fire minister was in Christchurch yesterday to meet the principals and board chairs of 31 schools that face announcements in 10 days on whether the schools will close or merge. But as she stood on a bare plot where a new $15 million primary school will be built this year, Ms Parata fielded questions over the flawed schools’ payroll system, and whether she took responsibility for its continued failings. “Oh look, we are responsible as a Government for this and we’re really committed to getting this sorted out because we want teachers paid.” Ms Parata was speaking on the last day of work for outgoing Education Secretary Lesley Longstone, who quit last December after

the relationship between the pair broke down. The Government’s “Mr FixIt”, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, was given responsibility for fixing Novopay in a major Cabinet shake-up last month. Last week he announced a ministerial inquiry and a technical audit of the flawed system. Ms Parata said since Novopay was a “very complex IT system” which had “significant commercial parameters”, she believed Mr Joyce was perfectly placed to try to resolve its issues. “[Joyce] is a fresh pair of eyes and I really appreciate the work he’s doing on it,” she said. The Government had taken responsibility for Novopay, she said, and added that teachers deserved Mr Joyce’s “very thorough and methodical” approach. Asked whether she had washed her hands of Novopay, Ms Parata answered: “I’m the Minister of Education and I’m

responsible for my portfolio, and I’m visiting schools and am committed to how we get the very best education for New Zealand children.” Mr Joyce has previously confirmed that Cabinet ministers Bill English, Ms Parata and Craig Foss had signed off on the Novopay system even though it had “bugs” in it. Ms Parata said “hindsight is a wonderful thing”, but she now wanted to look forward, get teachers paid, and “get the stress taken off them”. She moved yesterday to assure schools that the February 18 announcement of who will be closing or merging in greater Christchurch would be better handled than when it first came to light last September. The Ministry of Education has been roundly criticised for its handling of its proposed shake-up of education in post-disaster greater Christchurch. Teachers have voted to strike on February 19 in protest against the plans. -APNZ

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Review may spark radical revamp By Sam Morton and APNZ A fire review focused on funding and legal protection could change the way Mid Canterbury brigades operate, says Ashburton fire chief Alan Burgess. This week, a large-scale review was finalised and recommendations have been forwarded to Parliament, in a bid to realistically fund the fire service for the tasks they do. Mr Burgess, of the Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade, is keeping a close eye from afar on any progress, but he believes there is still a long way to go. Last year, an independent review panel was set up to determine possible changes to the way the New Zealand Fire Service is structured, funded and operates. In the report findings, a recommendation to increase homeowners’ house insurance levies has been suggested, but Mr Burgess says he isn’t prepared to read too much into it – just yet. “These are all recommendations at the moment, nothing has been actioned and Parliament has made no indication they would be implementing any of them in the near future. “To be honest, we’re actually still in the very early phase and we really don’t know who is going to be bearing the brunt of the funding increase, if there is one,” he said. “Realistically, it could be homeowners, while equally business owners and vehicle owners could also be affected ... it’s all open for discussion at the moment,” Mr Burgess said. However, Mr Burgess did point out the review was a result of an ongoing debate to establish exactly what the Fire Service’s mandate and duties were in New Zealand – and agreed the report was a big step in the right direction. “Our work scope covers a whole lot more than just fighting fires, these days we are attending to medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents and natural disasters, among many other things - as well as filing a significant number of false alarms, which use up resources,” he said. “This review will hopefully bring some clarity as to what our obligations are as a brigade, as well as clear up any loopholes around liability and legal protection if things ever went wrong.

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Fire aftermath: Volunteer firefighters take a breather after fighting a devastating blaze on Grove Street in Tinwald last year. “It really is a case of tightening the system and I think that’s what we will see happen, which could potentially mean a reduction in services. We’ll have to see,” Mr Burgess said. House owners injected more than $100 million in levies last year, which is more than a third of the Frie Service’s total funding. Yesterday, Insurance Council chief executive Tim Grafton said the report turned a blind eye to the unfairness of the insurancebased levy system and called for a rates-based levy system, labelling it as the fairest method. “Hundreds and thousands of New Zealanders who do the right thing and properly insure their properties have to pay for free-loaders who don’t insure or under-insure to have their property protected. “It’s simply not fair, and we urge the Government to address this fundamental issue as it considers the next steps to take,” he said.

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Multiskilled duty: The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade rushed to the scene of a car smash on State Highway One last month, proving they respond to more than just fires. A fire review has been carried out to establish exactly what the fire service should be doing. Mr Grafton pointed out both Australia and the United States had shifted away from funding firefighters through insurance premiums and said if a levy was applied to rates, everyone who owned a property would have to contribute to the Fire Service. “That would be fairer and very

difficult to avoid.” The report also called on greater monetary contributions from the transport sector and business owners. Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain, who commissioned the report, said the Government had not committed to or ruled out

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Barista: There’s more to a good brew than meets the eye By Myles Hume Jessica Halliday believes passion is the key behind making an award-winning coffee, and the Ashburton barista is not short of that. A tattoo of a coffee filter on one leg and three coffee beans on the other represent her deep love for the hot drink, something she believes will put her in the running to take out the Huhtamaki New Zealand Barista Championships in Wellington in a few weeks. Coffee has been a huge part of the 25-year-old’s life, landing her first job as a barista at 18 after developing an obsession for coffee beans and machines. That obsession has taken her to countries like coffee-giants Ethiopia. “To be good at making coffee I think it is all about having a lot of passion. I was thinking about it the other day, when I was 15 I was really interested in it, but I don’t know why, I just love it,” the sole competitor from Ashburton said. It will be the second time the Columbus Café worker will head to a barista competition, missing out on the national championships last year due to illness. This year, she will have to make three drinks, a cappuccino, espresso coffee and a

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Columbus Café worker Jessica Halliday will compete in the Huhtamaki New Zealand Barista Championships in Wellington in March. yet-to-be-revealed ‘signature drink’, all of which have to be made in 15 minutes in front of thousands of onlookers. “There’s no reason why a small town can’t take the crown. Our coffee is just as impressive as it is in Auckland or Wellington and I’m going to

show just how good baristas down here are.” While some may think coffee is a simple and, in some cases, instant drink, it’s a completely different story through a barista’s eyes. Ms Halliday has been preparing for the past three months

to perfect her delicate mixes, hoping to woo the tastebuds of the nine judges who will be marking her against 35 other coffee enthusiasts. Sourcing her fair-trade coffee from Ethiopia, constantly developing her signature drink, selecting the right music and

piecing together a unique table setting are all part of the presentation she has to provide. “It’s a lot of work to prepare for an event like this, and, most importantly, the coffee has to taste nice as well, so I have to really work on my consistency.” Making up to 300 cups of coffee a day at work, she should have no trouble with that. And Ms Halliday hopes a secret injection of raspberry flavouring should leave the judges wanting more. “It will be really interesting to see how they react when that flavouring comes through,” she said. The national championships start on March 7, with the winner representing New Zealand in Melbourne at the World Barista Championships.

Arrested over crash A man has been arrested over the fatal car crash in Auckland that left a passenger impaled on a steel rod. Witnesses said the driver of the car ran off after the accident. Police arrested a 19-year-old Glen Innes man last evening, and he will appear in the Auckland District Court today. David Sionepulu died on Ngapipi Road, Orakei, early on Thursday when the car he was a passenger in crashed through a fence. The 19-year-old was impaled through his torso by the steel rod. Dr Douglas Scott, a heart specialist who lives near where the crash happened, was one of the first at the scene and said there was no chance of the teenager surviving the crash. He said there was nothing he could do to help Mr Sionepulu. “[He] was unconscious, so I knew his injuries were unsurvivable,” Dr Scott said. “The rod went just under his heart. It was

horrible ... a freak accident. “It was a terrible situation. He wasn’t conscious, otherwise I would have tried to comfort him [until he died].” Family and friends of Mr Sionepulu, who lived in Panmure and worked at KFC, posted tributes to him online. “R.I.P my lil brother DavidLatanoa Sionepulu..Love you always, you will forever be in my heart right..,” Johnny N Melzie Savage-Oleiki wrote. “You’re bloody too young to be taken away from us so soon,” said Lupe Vakalahi. Staff at KFC Glen Innes, where Mr Sionepulu had worked for two-and-a-halfyears, were shocked by news of his death. “He was a very reliable, committed and hard working team member and he will be missed,” KFC general manager Brent Kitto said. Counselling services have been offered to staff, he said. Mr Sionepulu was the owner of the car. - APNZ

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The Lepidopterist - The Butterfly Collector The Lepidopterist is a charming and at times darkly funny theatrical treat, exploring certain aspects of human nature that many share. This visual show is for all ages. Hell-bent on completing his collection, the Lepidopterist hunts-down and finally comes face-to-face with his last outstanding objective. The case ensues in the form of action-packed comedy, combining feats of spectacular visual circus with poignant buffoonery and some really interesting facts about butterflies and the hobbyists who seek them out including grislier ones about collecting them. The multi-skilled, saw-playing, Swiss circus performer, and bespoke violin-maker, Pascal Ackermann has surely netted a winner here after his return from the UK, where he has been collaborating with an award-winning theatre team for this event. Tickets: Adults $30, Senior $25, Children $15 (incl fees)

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Toxic algae warning for Lake Roundabout By Sam Morton The Canterbury District Health Board is urging Mid Canterbury residents to stay out of the water at Lake Roundabout, near Ashburton – following the sighting of a potentially toxic algae. The warning was issued yesterday following the discovery of planktonic Anabaena cyanobacteria, commonly known as bluegreen algae, in the Ashburton Lakes Area. Canterbury medical officer of health Alistair Humphrey said the algal bloom had the ability to produce toxins harmful to both humans and animals and insisted residents should keep well clear of the water – at least until further notice. “Exposure may cause skin rashes, nausea, stomach cramps, tingling and numbness around the mouth and fingertips. If you experience any of these symptoms after contact with contaminated water, visit your doctor immediately,” Dr Humphrey said. “No one should drink the water from the lake at any time and boiling the water does not remove the toxin.” Dr Humphrey added the toxic algae was particularly dangerous for dogs and advised they should

A typical blue-green algae bloom. be kept away from the water, at least until further notice. “Animals that show signs of illness after coming into contact with the algal bloom should be taken to a vet immediately,” he said. “Eating fish from the lake should also be avoided because they can concentrate the toxins in their gut.” Meanwhile, Environment Canterbury will continue to monitor the lake during summer and will advise residents when the algal bloom has been completely cleared. *For more information, visit; http://ecan.govt.nz/services/ online-services/monitoring/ swimming-water-quality/Pages/ lake-warnings.aspx or contact Community and Public Health on (03) 364 1777.

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Haggis to honour the bard By Michelle Nelson With haggis, boiled mutton and swede on the menu, the Ashburton Scottish Society will celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns with a cèilidh at the Seniors Centre tomorrow evening. But where in Ashburton did they find a haggis? In fact Ashburton is blessed with a genuine haggis maker, in the form of Helen Coldicott (right), who brought the recipe from her Scottish homeland many decades ago. “I don’t really remember where I learned how to make a haggis, but I’d not been long in New Zealand when I made one for some of my in-laws,” she said. “It isn’t hard to make the haggis but there are a lot of things that have to be done separately – it’s quite fiddly. “It’s becoming difficult to get some of the ingredients now, like liver and kidneys; I had to get some of the ingredients from Christchurch.” In a night steeped in tradition, the haggis will be brought to the table accompanied by bagpipes. It will then be formally addressed by a guest who will recite the poem Burns wrote in honour of the delicacy, before it is cut with a ceremonial knife. Tickets are still available, at $10 a head, by phoning Una on 308-3077 or Lesley on 308-6856. Address to a Haggis By Robbie Burns Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o the puddin’race! Aboon them a’ ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: photo Tetsuro Mitomo 080213-tm-011 Weel are ye worthy o’ a grace Haggis maker Helen Coldicott has created a traditional treat to As lang’s my arm.

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Airports ‘rip off’ travellers Rakaia By Rebecca Quilliam New Zealand travellers are being ripped off by three of the country’s major airports by paying higher air fares because of inflated landing fees charged to airlines, a consumer watchdog says. The Commerce Commission has released a report into Wellington International Airport that found the pricing regime meant there was nothing stopping it from making “excessive profits”. The report said between 2012 and 2017 the airport was likely to make a profit of between $38 million and $69m more than needed for a “reasonable return”. A reasonable return would be 7.1 per cent to eight per cent, rather than the 12.3 per cent to 15.2 per cent return the airport was expected to receive. A similar report into fees at Auckland and Christchurch was

due out later in the year. Wellington Airport said its charges fell between what Auckland and Christchurch charge. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said travellers were paying higher prices as a result of the expensive landing fees. “That’s one of the reasons why the Commerce Commission monitors airports; because they are running as monopolies with these landing charges.” The national carrier, Air New Zealand, had to put its fare prices up by three per cent last April as a direct result of the increase in fees charged by Wellington Airport, Ms Chetwin said. “It’s clear from this report, and I can’t imagine that Auckland and Christchurch are going to be much different, that New Zealanders are paying for these excessive fees.” Ms Chetwin said if the airports weren’t willing to drop their fees,

the Government would have to step in. Commerce Minister Craig Foss had received the report, but would not comment on it until he had spoken with advisers, a spokeswoman for the minister said. Labour Party Commerce spokesman Clayton Cosgrove said the Government looked at changing the law so airport pricesetting was more accountable and equitable. “The current hands-off regime clearly has not worked. “It would make sense to amend the Commerce Act to subject airport pricing to a negotiate-arbitrate mechanism that would take away airports’ power to impose prices at will, and require them to negotiate with customers like Air New Zealand with either party having the option to call in an independent arbitrator.” Both Air New Zealand and Jetstar said customers were

shouldering higher air fares because of the excessive airport charges. Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand chief executive John Beckett said despite the report, it was unlikely landing fees would drop. “The Commission’s empowered to say what it thinks ... but it doesn’t have the power to do anything about it.” It was up to the Government to decide what to do about the report, he said. Wellington airport is fighting back against the Commission and challenging its input methodologies in the High Court. The company has also questioned the Commission’s forecast of the airport’s future returns. Chief executive Steve Sanderson said the airport’s predicted rate of return was 8.1 per cent, which was in the range the Commission considered as reasonable. -APNZ

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Ashburton Art Gallery publicity officer Lucy Sharp has been among gallery staff installing work for a new touring exhibition this week.

Kiwi artist had to find fame overseas By Susan Sandys Ashburton Art Gallery staff have been busy installing the original work of one of New Zealand’s most talented and original artists this week. A Micronaut in the Wide World - The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy will open today at 1.30pm. The works on display will ring many a bell in the minds of New Zealanders, with some of his images such as the The Brahms Balloon, the Mozart Balloon ... having been popularised around the world. Words such as “crazy” and “spooky” are sometimes used by those viewing Percy’s works

for the first time. Art gallery curator-manager Shirin Khosraviani is more diplomatic and said the artist had “a pile of characters in his head” and used them to tell stories in his works. Percy illustrated for and wrote children’s books. One picture shows a flock of kiwi looking at washing hanging out on a clotheslines along a rocky coast and has the caption “Washday on the coast closely watched by a marauding bunch of kiwis”. She said it had been “a huge shame” he had been little known in New Zealand throughout most of his career, despite his international standing and being particular-

ly well respected in the United Kingdom. Percy left this country in the mid 1960s and became a respected artist overseas. His works are held in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, yet since his early years in Auckland they have never been exhibited publicly in New Zealand. Born in Stratford in 1938, Percy studied at Elam School of Fine Arts before embarking on a career as an illustrator/designer/artist. A contemporary of Greer Twiss, Don Binney, Mervyn Williams and Hamish Keith, Percy was taught by Robert Ellis, Michael Nicholson and Colin McCahon. He died in January 2008.

The exhibition and book project has been developed in close association with the artist’s family - his widow Mari Mahr, and his children Martin, Kitty and Yuli. Publicity officer Lucy Sharp said the gallery would be engaging with the district’s schools to build educational programmes around the exhibition. The exhibition comprised more than 50 artworks and interactive components along with a beautifully published 200 page book, created by celebrated poet and art critic Gregory O’Brian. The exhibition will open at 1.30pm today and run until April 7.

wants a full-time doctor By Sam Morton

Locum doctors will cover the void left at the Rakaia Medical Centre – at least until May. Last year, well respected GP Jean-Marc de Maroussem left for Australia, just a month after Alex Feberwee returned to Ashburton Hospital - leaving the community without a permanent GP in the busy lead up to Christmas. And just when the centre thought its staffing issues couldn’t get any worse – practice nurse Jude O’Connor resigned. Mrs O’Connor, who had worked at the practice for eight years, was promptly replaced, with the centre receiving a stack of glowing CVs. But recruiting a full-time doctor has proved far more difficult. Despite the challenges, Rakaia Medical Trust chairman Liz Depree remains upbeat and believes the future is bright. She acknowledges the challenges facing rural practices, labelling the situation as a “never ending quest”. “The trust is fully aware that last year was a time of massive change in personnel. “(But) be assured that all trustees are working hard in the best interests of the staff and the centre and that we are 100% committed to providing quality primary health care in Rakaia,” she said. Over Christmas and throughout January, locum cover from Wellington and Invercargill stepped up to help the centre, before retired Northland doctor Jonathan Sprague put his hand up to help out as a locum. Dr Sprague, who started on Monday, will be at the practice until March 22, when a family physician from the United States will arrive and provide cover for three months. Practice manager Sue England said although the situation wasn’t ideal for Rakaia, she was delighted by the progress and quality of locums on hand. “We’re thrilled and very fortunate to have a locum working at the practice for that many months ... that’s quite a good chunk of time for him (USA GP) to get to know our community and for the patients to get to know him too,” she said. “I am currently looking for locum cover post May, but the focus is always on recruiting a full-time doctor, which is quite a lengthy and ongoing process.” The Medical Trust is also encouraging the community to have a say and are seeking feedback on ways to help attract qualified doctors to a rural practice. A suggestion box has already been placed in the waiting room at the practice, but Mrs Depree is keen to host a community forum evening to plan for the future and throw ideas around. The meeting has yet to be confirmed, Mrs Depree said.


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s thousands of people from all walks of life packed East Street on Waitangi Day, some would have needed reminding that it was 21st century Ashburton. What was a town of predominately white middle-class families just a decade ago, Wednesday’s Multicultural Bite festival provided just a snapshot of how the district’s society has evolved over the years. Food stalls handing out plates of Polish, Argentinean, Singaporean and Thai food, among others, all held a connection to Mid Canterbury. More than 13,000 revellers from more than 100 different nationalities lined up in queues eight deep, in anticipation of trying the international cuisine on offer. “That’s what was really great to see, and when cultural groups played on stage, people from the same ethnicities around the crowd were responding, chipping in and chanting. People were so proud to see their cultural backgrounds on show,” Multicultural Bite founder Lyndal Lane said. Cultural performances attracted hundreds of people to the front of the stage, as a range of skin tones right across the spectrum looked on in appreciation, proud to be among each other’s company. Wednesday provided a small window into the wider Mid Canterbury community, which has transformed even since the 2006 census which stated that 10.5 per cent of Ashburton District’s population were born overseas. The growing awareness and acceptance for the dozens of backgrounds in Mid Canterbury is something that has been lead by the younger generation. Growing up with a smorgasbord of cultural restaurants with vast range of languages heard in the school playground are part of the change. Today, about 25 nationalities walk through the Ashburton College gate each morning, a place where pupils have embraced the delved into diverse multicultural landscape on campus. With so many different sets of morals and beliefs in such a concentrated area, the college

has naturally adjusted over the decade to match its varied student-body. Principal Grant McMillan believes it is about having a set of values that cater for all cultures as well as acknowledging and respecting each other. He believed it was propped up by the multicultural appreciation teens gained as they grew up in Ashburton. “I think this is a world young people are growing up in and it’s not unusual now for them to hear someone talking another language when they’re walking own the street,” Mr McMillan said. “But you ask one of their parents that when they were their age, and they would think that was unusual.” Asked about the cultural clashes the college had worked through in his four-year tenure, Mr McMillan was at odds to come up with a memorable situation. That point showing the unwavering affect the conglomerate society had on young people in Ashburton. When Ashburton District Council chief executive Brian Lester came to Ashburton 12 years ago, his memory brings forward a small rural town with

employees from overseas to settle into well-paid jobs and to escape the everyday grind in their homelands. And they aren’t alone, most work places around Ashburton are abuzz with foreign accents and exotic languages – not to mention small shops dotted around town, some which read “Filipino Dairy Store” and “Mei Wah Fish and Chips”. Touches of Irish, Dutch, British, French and Japanese can also be heard around the Guardian’s newsroom, while places like CMP, the council and milking sheds hold a unique mix of workers – somewhat of a rarity in the 1990s. “A lot of them say they love Ashburton, they love the freedom and options they have here and they tend to integrate better into a smaller community than heading to the big cities,” Mr Lester said. The seamless and welcoming transition into Mid Canterbury is what cultural experts believe prompts people to invite their families and friends here. Organisations such as the Newcomers Network, closeknit niches like the Samoan

and performance without leaving home,” she said. After getting on board with the council and Safer Ashburton, the flagship event has reached well beyond anyone’s expectations. Combining with Waitangi on East, it has become the biggest event on Ashburton’s social calendar – surpassing Boulevard Day. Although she was proud of how locals had taken to the multicultural cross section of Ashburton, Ms Lane insists it

People were so proud to see their cultural backgrounds on show a prominent farming community. Little diversity and a modest population, he can distinctly remember when the mainly white middle-class town began its transition into mixed cluster of ethnicities. “I think it started fairly early on when I was here, and it was driven by jobs and extremely low unemployment,” Mr Lester said. The void of jobs, which is still a headache for employers today, triggered a wave of migrants looking to land jobs in the farming sectors which were prospering from huge investments in water schemes. Today, business owners are still seeking workers outside the district, some hiring skilled

and Filipino communities and unique events including Multicultural Bite, all support newcomers to keep cultural identity while absorbing themselves in the Kiwi way of life. Lyndal Lane, the founder of Multicultural Bite and a cultural studies student, has seen the appreciation of cultures accelerate during the past five years. She noticed there was “something lacking” to bring immigrants out into the community. So after a quick visit to the Christchurch Arts Centre, an idea sparked her into action. “I thought it would be neat to have something in Ashburton that showcases our cultures, an opportunity to let everyone try all different types of food

was not the main intention. “Some of the research I have found while studying at Massey University shows if there is no support of the community in finding out about other cultures then it’s quite stressful for them to settle into the community,” Ms Lane said. “The event gives them the chance to cook their food and educate the crowds. It then creates conversation and a new understanding between people in the community which is what we really want,” she said. Branching out to several parts of the Ashburton community and breaking out of comfortable social circles is vital for immigrants, says Newcomers Network co-ordinator Daria Glesser

With 170 families part of her network, her core role is to ensure newcomers to the district join the wider community and indulge in the Kiwi lifestyle. “It’s very hard to move from one country to another, but a lot of them learn and they respect. I think a lot of them love their countries and want to respect and love New Zealand for what they have offered them,” Ms Glesser, originally of Russia, said. She believed Mid Cantabrians were a “very, very welcoming” community, as locals appreciated the diverse society by offering jobs, personal friendships and even made the effort to know their neighbours. “A lot of people who have come here have come from South Africa or South America and with the agricultural sector and low unemployment, and many have been able to find their inner peace here,” she said. With events like Multicultural Bite and organisations that work to cater for the needs of new people to the district, Ms Glesser believes Ashburton allows people to “break out of their comfort zone” and become a part of the rural Kiwi lifestyle. “They respect and love their culture more when they have the opportunity to show it.”


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ABOVE: Gerard Eskuche prepares food at the Chilean food stall during the Multicultural Bite festival on Wednesday. BELOW: Ashburton’s Ocean Waitokia, 10, sings to more than 13,000 people from all walks of life at the Multicultural Bite Festival on Waitangi Day.

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Accidental millionaire bankrupt By Edward Gay Three years ago, accidental millionaire Leo Gao was travelling through China with more than $3 million - today he wakes up bankrupt. Hui ‘Leo’ Gao, who had $10 million deposited in his Westpac account by a bank error in May 2009, had his application for bankruptcy approved at noon yesterday. He will be unable to own a car worth more than $5000, have

more than $1000 in the bank, or leave New Zealand for three years. Official Assignee Robyn Cox said Gao’s bankruptcy application recorded a $4 million debt to Westpac but no assets. She said it was “way too soon” to say whether there was a chance of the bank getting back its missing millions. As Official Assignee, Ms Cox is in charge of selling Gao’s assets to pay off his debts. She said the Official Assignee owns all his assets, even if they are overseas, but would need the co-operation of overseas authori-

ties to get access to them. If overseas authorities do not co-operate, the Official Assignee would have to take court action and that could cost more than the assets are worth. A spokesman for Westpac declined to comment on its chance of recovering the money. Gao became rich after applying for a $100,000 loan to keep the doors of his struggling petrol station in Rotorua open. Instead, the bank transferred $10 million after a clerk put the decimal point in the wrong place.

Gao set about transferring millions from his business account to personal accounts in his name and those of his parents. A total of $6.78 million was transferred. Some went through remittance companies to accounts in China and Hong Kong. Gao also transferred more than $347,000 to casino accounts in the Asian gambling capital of Macau before fleeing New Zealand. The bank spotted the error but was able to claw back only half the money, leaving Gao with $3.8 million.

He was arrested in September 2010 when he tried to cross from mainland China to Hong Kong. Before being sentenced to four years and seven months in prison for stealing the money he transferred, Gao refused to say where the missing money was. He said he had lost all the assets he built up over seven years, including two properties in Auckland, another in Rotorua and his petrol station. “All I can say is I’m not in a position to pay the reparations [to Westpac].” -APNZ

You need just two key ingredients to be invited to a party at the Tinwald Golf Club next month – you need to be female and a past club member. The course was developed in 1967 and since it opened, it can count its members in thousands. Some of those originals are still members but others have resigned, no longer play or have moved away. And this year the club has decided it’s time to bring those past members back for an hour or so of reminiscing, with a reunion afternoon tea planned for March 12. While organiser Donalda Mitchell said she has a long list of names of past members, she is aware that list is nowhere near complete. “This will be a great opportunity for people to come back to have a look around, to have a good catch up and renew old friendships,” she said. There’s no golf involved, but the afternoon tea will be held at 1.30pm, at the conclusion of the club’s usual Tuesday golf competition. Past members wanting to attend the golf reunion should contact Tinwald Golf Club women’s club captain, Anne Dwan on 308-7697.

Bunny hops and kick flips are the new craze at Hampstead School.

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Track a welcome addition A new skateboard and scooter track was opened up to (above, from left) Natasha Aberhart, Poppie Busch, Jorja Abernathy, all 5, and fellow pupils this week, after pleas from the children to have a place to ride their

most prized possessions. It has taken a mountainous effort from Hampstead school’s PTA, which raised $20,000 through sausage sizzles and school fairs to have the track laid out.

The figure-eight loop may have been the scene of a few collisions and can-offs yesterday, but indications to principal Peter Melrose so far show the children are stoked with the newest addition to the school playground.

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Celebrating our cultural diversity Smooth going for stadium and W aquatic centre Unlike many large scale projects, Ashburton’s new stadium and aquatic centre appears likely to move through the planning process unchallenged. When public notification was made that the Ashburton District Council was seeking resource consent to build the complex, people had until January 31 to make submissions. The only individual or organisation lodging a submission was the New Zealand

Transport Agency. A hearing on this application will not now be required. An independent commissioner will assess the application and if the planning report submitted answers all questions a decision on the consent application will be made. If, however, the commissioner wants further information he will meet with the project planner and possible the applicant, the council, before making a decisions.

aitangi Day is a day to commemorate the history of this country of ours, Aotearoa New Zealand, its people, the joys, the sadness, the challenges and the rewards. In the ongoing journey we undertake as individuals, as communities, as a nation, we ask God to continue to bless this nation and make it truly “Godzone”! Waitangi Day was celebrated at events all round New Zealand in true Kiwi spirit with picnics, children’s activities, marae discussions, debates and some demonstrations and protests. The vast majority of participants took joy in the holiday that marks the beginning of the nation, Ashburton entered into the spirit with a multi-cultural day of food and entertainment with talented young singer Ocean

forebears were welcomed in this of Aotearoa. By Luisa Fruean land We pray for the and Janet Benfell sadness and hurt CHRISTIAN COMMENT of days gone and also the times in the present which have touched us all, with the hope that the Waitokia setting the scene path forward may be dressed in Maori costume singing one of peace and stability for us a bracket of well-known Maori all. Give to each of us the spirit to songs. In the afternoon a group strengthen us in the many tasks met at the marae for a family day that lie before us. of games, activities and song. May Te Tiriti o Waitangi be The Multicultural Bite event, not taken up as You see fit Lord, to only acknowledged the bicultural give us guidance, understanding journey but in turn also the and tolerance during the times diversity of people in this land. ahead. May we seek truth, justice So we give You thanks Lord for and peace for all in Jesus’ name. the unity that You give us as your Amen. followers, and for that unity that Rev Luisa Fruean and Janet enables us to welcome with love Benfell are members of St Paul’s new settlers, just as our migrant Presbyterian Church


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ethven’s Edmund Fordyce was born with congenital heart disease, and relies on a pacemaker to keep him well. He gets out of breath if he has to undertake aerobic activity for a sustained period of time – a downside to his condition which literally puts him out of the running when it comes to many sports. Two sports he can play however are cricket and croquet, and he has shown a particular talent when it comes to the latter. When he was 10 and living in Ruawai in Northland, he started playing with his croquet-mad father Stephen. After moving to Methven in April last year he joined the Methven Croquet Club and has already won a regional tournament. In his first major regional

tournament at Timaru, the Arthur Ross, last year, his handicap dropped to 14, an impressive level for someone new to the sport. This was followed by winning his second major tournament, the Windsor Richards, in Ashburton last month. His goal is to get his handicap down to 10 next season, and keep achieving in the sport to see how far he can go. As much as he enjoys cricket, Edmund said what he liked about croquet was the strategy involved, and the fact it relied on concentration as well as physical ability.

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“I like them both probably the same, but if I had to pick one I would probably pick croquet because I am probably better at it,” he said. He said he would like to see other youngsters take up the sport, “because I think they think it’s just for old people”. When he went as a spectator to the national championships in Christchurch recently it was good to see many young men and women competing, he said. He enjoyed seeing Jenny Clarke, the world number one who is from New

Bryant. “It was really fun seeing all those long shots that you always miss here,” he said while at the Methven Croquet Club grounds this week. As a member of the Methven club, Edmund turns up there every Tuesday after school. The ladies who are members generally stay on after games they have played earlier in the afternoon, knowing he will be there and it will give them some good practice to play with him. While his peers in the club and at tournaments are not as young as he is, Edmund has

no concerns about that. “It means that if I’m playing a better opponent I know I have a lot of time to be as good as them or better,” he said. “If a better player beats me I don’t mind because I know that if I try hard enough I can become that good.” Edmund has relied on a pacemaker since having his first installed as a baby. The pacemaker he has now was inserted when he was four, and later this year he will undergo surgery to have it replaced. As he grows he will require a new pacemaker every couple of years or so. Despite living with a serious health issue, Edmund does not think it makes his life difficult. “No, not really, because I’m only really missing out on things like cross-country,” he said.


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- Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol beat Switzerland’s Stanislas Warwinka and Marco Chuidinelli 24-22 in the fifth set of the longest-ever Davis Cup match last weekend. In what was the second-longest tennis match in history, the Czechs finally triumphed after converting their 13th match point.

4 - England beat Brazil at foot-

ball for the fourth time in history and the first time since 1990 after a 2-1 triumph at Wembley on Thursday. England’s Ashley Cole and Brazil’s Ronaldinho won their 100th cap for the countries in the friendly, with the latter missing an early penalty.

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- The Houston Rockets tied an NBA record with 23 threepointers in their 140109 win over Golden State on Wednesday. The number was also a franchise record and featured five triples from Jeremy Lin, a careerhigh for the point guard.

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- The Wellington Phoenix now have the worst goal difference in the A-League after being thumped 5-0 by leaders Central Coast Mariners on Thursday night. The Phoenix sit secondbottom, have the second-worst attack in the league (22 goals scored) and the second-worst defence (37 goals conceded).

might be the same number again, but Kiwi jockey Lisa Allpress became the first woman to ride 1000 winners in New Zealand during the week when she brought Kekova past the winner’s post

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Mike Hesson’s rehabilitation Few people know much about Mike Hesson other than he is young, was formerly Otago coach and was embroiled at the centre of the Ross Taylor saga. Many hold a dim view of him, rightly or wrongly, because of the latter, and this England tour gives him a chance to make up some ground with a sceptical New Zealand public. Like any coach, his fate rests largely in the hands of his players and how they perform but he will also need to be mindful of what he says and does in public. Incredibly for someone who has been one of the most-talked-about individuals in New Zealand sport over the past six months, he has spent most of it overseas. That’s all about to change as he kicks off his first series at home.

first innings of this week’s test in Johannesburg on top of dismissing Australia for 47 late in 2011 and, of course, New Zealand for 45 last month. Dismissing three of the topeight sides for under 50 in a little over 12 months is nothing short of extraordinary and confirms South Africa’s status as the world’s No 1-ranked test side. But it doesn’t excuse some of New Zealand’s failings against the Proteas in the two-test series. The Black Caps might have won the one-day series in a meritorious and history-making performance but many fans were left disillusioned and disappointed by what they saw in the tests, and it will take more than a one-day series win for them to forgive and forget.

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The public need the Black Caps to succeed (or at least be competitive)

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- During Peter Fulton’s knock against Northern Districts this week he became only the third man in domestic cricket in New Zealand to score 1000 runs for one major association against all five others. Michael Papps and Mathew Sinclair are the other two players who have completed the feat.

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first in race seven at Tauherenikau on Wednesday.

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- A remarkable 20 wickets fell on day one of the Plunket Shield cricket match between Canterbury and Northern Districts at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Thursday. Each side got through a completed innings before stumps were called and only Cantabrian Peter Fulton (52) was able to register a half-century.

Timberwolves and has gone on to forge one of the most distinguished careers in league history. The 36-year-old is in his 18th season in the NBA and won a championship in 2008 with the Celtics.

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- America’s greatest sporting show, the Super Bowl, was delayed for 34 minutes on Monday when the Superdome in Louisiana suffered a partial power outage in the stadium. Eventually, the Ravens ground - Boston Celtics their way to a 34-31 victory over forward Kevin Garnett became the San Francisco 49ers in one of the 16th player in NBA history the more memorable Super Bowls to score 25,000 points when in recent history. Ravens quarterhe clocked in with 15 points as back Joe Flacco was named the the Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-95 yesterday. Garnett game’s most valuable player and looks set to sign a huge contract was drafted as a high school - APNZ player in 1995 by the Minnesota extension.

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3. Selections

Form still counts in cricket but it’s clearly not everything as the selectors try to follow a path of stability in their approach. It doesn’t mean players are guaranteed selection, and some like Martin Guptill and whoever is charged with the spinning duties will need to perform against England. There isn’t a plethora of alternatives beyond the main squad but there are some options, and mediocrity cannot be tolerated forever.

4. Moving on

Almost everyone involved in the Taylor fiasco has said they want to ‘move on’. Unfortunately for the protagonists, it’s the story

“Don Kirdy and his mates from the Tinwald Cycling Club ironing out a few fundraising ideas for a new velodrome at EA Networks Sports Park.”  - Merv C

that just keeps on giving. New angles have cropped up with amazing regularity and it hasn’t really painted anyone in a particularly good light. Taylor has won considerable sympathy from the public for his plight, but it’s now time for him to prove he is still this country’s best player and for everyone else to act with the best interests of New Zealand cricket at heart. Sometimes that’s easier said than done.

5. 2015 World Cup

Test cricket remains the pinnacle and Twenty20s are becoming increasingly important, but cricket bosses have deemed there is still a place for one-day internationals and New Zealand will co-host the next World Cup in 2015. A lot of the success of the Rugby World Cup was built on the public buying into the concept of a stadium of four million and, while that’s unrealistic with cricket, the summer game can at least try to tap into some of that support and goodwill. That will only happen if the public believe their side can at least be contenders.  - APNZ

“Come on now, you’re playing like Betty White!” - Merv C

New Zealand sports administrators respond to the Australian Crime Commission’s report into doping and matchfixing in Australian sport: “We are not sure what the integrity unit will do and if there is a standard audit across all [NRL] clubs but we are taking a front-foot approach. The thing I am asking [of everyone at the club] is, ‘is there anything they have witnessed or been part of that they would ever have been concerned about?’ They have all said, ‘no way, that’s not us’. What is more difficult to answer is any individual practices. You can’t speak for every person who has played at or been involved with the club but there’s nothing we are aware of that would cause us to be alarmed.” - Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah # # # # “I am reasonably confident it’s not happening in the A-League. The Australian Crime Commission identified that football was not one of those codes that is being investigated in any depth. We are confident there’s no issue, especially with us but football in general. “I would be surprised if there was [any criminal activity in our club]. We certainly haven’t seen anything like that in the past and have had no indications the players have been approached by any organised crime unit to participate in any activity.” - Wellington Phoenix general manager David Dome # # # # “I have a lot of confidence in our guys. Our physio monitors that side of things and we are overly-paranoid. I would be very surprised if the NBL was one of the leagues that is implicated in what is coming out of Australia. “I am surprised at the scope that is being suggested but it’s the organised crime element that is really surprising. People who are taking banned substances to try to win are still trying to win whereas people who are fixing matches and things like that, well that’s a different story. Once the crime element gets in, that’s pretty disturbing.” - Breakers general manager Richard Clarke # # # # “We will be reviewing the report and its findings. We take the issue very seriously and have a range of education programmes, protocols and testing programmes in place for players. It’s an area where you can never be complacent and we will continue to work and cooperate with organisations like Sport NZ and Drug Free Sport NZ, who take the lead on these issues.” - NZRU general manager professional rugby Neil Sorensen

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McCullum hoping ‘Taylor-gate’ closed By Kris Shannon There’s no surprise that Brendon McCullum is looking forward to tonight’s Twenty20 against England at Eden Park - it’s the opening match in his first home series as New Zealand skipper. But there’s another reason McCullum is eager to get the games under way. With Ross Taylor back in the team - welcomed with open arms by McCullum, coach Mike Hesson and the rest of the team - the messy captaincy saga may finally have reached its conclusion. Barring another scandalous leaked letter or public falling out, yesterday should have been the last day McCullum was asked questions about the man he replaced. And he did so exhibiting the same straight bat he has used repeatedly in the two months since his elevation to skipper. How’s your relationship with Ross, Brendon? “As both Ross and myself have stated, there was never really an issue between us. We’re both looking forward to playing together.” Has the team spoken about the switch in captains and resulting fall-out? “Not this time around. The inner sanctum of the group is working well together and is a cohesive unit so far, so we’re comfortable where it sits.” Has there, as has been reported, factions within the team? “No, that’s media spin.” As the answers may suggest, McCullum and just about everyone within New Zealand cricket must be tiring of the repetition, exacerbated by the arrival this week of the touring English media.

There may have been a few awkward greetings when Taylor arrived in camp but, after those formalities, it was in the best interests for all parties to banish the matter to the back of their minds. “It has played out on the outside,” McCullum said of the saga. “I think within the team it’s been dealt with really well. Ross has come back into the group and fitted in seamlessly, and we’re expecting a big performance out of him.”

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If Taylor lives up to those expectations, not only will his sacking as skipper start to become a distant memory but it will provide his side an excellent start for the limited overs portion of England’s visit. The three T20s and three onedayers are clearly the Black Caps’ best hope of taking something from arguably the premier all-round team in world cricket, as was evidenced by New Zealand’s recent roller-coaster tour of the Republic. “In South Africa - from the start of that trip to the end of it - there was some progress,” McCullum said. “We saw that, especially in the one-day version of the game in South Africa. “We had a good finish to the South African tour, but that shouldn’t be the exception for us. That should be the norm for the team in short-form cricket, we just haven’t been living up to that in recent times. “So we’ve got an opportunity in the coming six weeks to show we’ve learned some lessons from the South African tour and we’re able to build on the momentum.” Another man looking to build on momentum is Hamish Rutherford. After impressing while opening the batting for New Zealand XI this week, the 23-year-old will make his international debut and do likewise tonight. McCullum said Rutherford, opening with Martin Guptill, would be given a free rein to attack and would be followed by himself and Taylor. Grant Elliott and Ian Butler have been ruled out through injury and Jimmy Neesham, called up to the side yesterday, may be the man from the 12 to miss out. - APNZ

Growth spurt in junior rugby ranks By Jonathan Leask The knock-on effects of the All Blacks World Cup win had Mid Canterbury Rugby record an 11 per cent overall increase in player numbers last year. The Mid Canterbury Rugby Union had 1950 players registered in 2012. The growth is coming at the junior level (JAB) with Mid Canterbury Rugby chief executive Ian Patterson saying their figures showed continuing growth in the junior grades in the under 12 year age band, with numbers up by 25 per cent. “We do not take it for granted that kids will always choose rugby,” Patterson said. “It’s important that we keep working hard to make rugby attractive, accessible, and most of all, a fun sport.” The continued growth allowed Mid Canterbury to revise the JAB structure to a “more progressive model” for 2013. Most sports use two year age bands in junior grades which can be challenging for the younger players in the bands. This year Mid Canterbury

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JAB will consist of under 7, U8, U9 and U10 before going to 18 month age bands at U11.5, U13 U14.5 and U16. “These grades reduce the age spread of participants giving them the opportunity for more progressive skill development and greater player confidence in the game.” Patterson said. “Squad numbers will also be managed to ensure every child gets as much involvement in the game as possible.” Patterson welcomed the continued growth and attributed that growth to the excellent work of clubs and schools in the district, which is supervised by the union’s development officer Craig Dunlea. “Craig continues to do an outstanding job in the recruitment and training of coaches and players and the results can be seen in the growth in registered numbers.” Mid Canterbury is hoping to at least match the 2012 player number this year with JAB registration at all the clubs later this month. But where would the players be without coaches, whose numbers also rose from around 155 in 2011 to 181 in 2012.

Elliott heading into unknown By Steve Deane

Don’t try telling Matthew Elliott he’s in charge of a Warriors team stacked with talent. Don’t even try to ask him if he’s hoping to utilise the obvious talent in his back-up halfback. “We don’t use the T word here any more,” Elliott said after unveiling a first trial team light on top grade experience but stacked with ... ability. “Every player in the NRL is talented. These guys have heard too much of that. Talent gets you to the NRL, that’s all it does. It will get you here but it ain’t gonna win you games. I see your lips moving but I didn’t hear what came out.” Elliott talks a very good game. Whatever happens with the Warriors this season, reporters won’t be short of pithy lines. Here’s Elliott on a new game plan the players have helped create. “It’s all different when you get out on the field. The best-laid plans go out the back door as soon as you get a punch in the face. We’ve got a fight plan, but we’ll see how that fight plan goes when we get punched in the face.” The unknown is still a bit of a theme for the new coach. The names of his players don’t yet roll freely off the tongue - “hell, I’m still struggling to get my street name right” - and his view of many of them is limited to what he has seen in the training. - NZH


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He’s been run into the ground and misses going pig hunting, but former Mid Canterbury prop Tim Perry is excited to be embarking on his first season as a professional rugby player. Perry, who is the son of former All Black Grant Perry and played 12 games for Mid Canterbury in 2010, is in his first preseason as a professional rugby player and made his first appearance for the Blues last weekend. “It is definitely a step up.

“The game is a lot faster and the scrums are more intense, but you have the guys at that next level around you and behind you so it’s just a matter of getting your technique right,” Perry said. Perry has represented New Zealand at Secondary School, Under-19 and was in the Heartland XV while playing for Mid Canterbury before moving on. After a successful season with Tasman in the ITM Cup the 24-year-old Perry earned the call up from the Blues and received an eye-opening introduction to professional rugby, put through a rigorous conditioning programme.

The team had cross fit sessions, gym circuits and “plenty of running”, including a gruelling session at Bethells Beach before the Christmas break. “It was pretty tough and a lot of hard work but was still enjoyable in a way. “I’m better for it. “I had a few spare kgs to lose and got into shape.” After weeks of punishing preseason preparation, there was no real respite over the Christmas break either. “We were allowed to go hard at Christmas but had a programme to follow over the two week break, and it was

straight back into when we got back.” As well as adjusting to life as a professional rugby player, Perry has had to adjust to city life. “I’ve gotten lost a few times and stuck on the motorway, but it’s not too bad. “I’m getting used to it but do miss home and how I could just head out on a pig hunt. “You have to travel a distance to go pig hunting and find the right sort of people to go with you, so there has been plenty of fishing on my days off.” The team returned in January introducing more skill and technique components

to their training before taking the field for the first time last Saturday. The Blues’ young guns pushed a Wallaby-laden Reds outfit all the way in Toowoomba before eventually succumbing to the 2011 Super Rugby Champions 41-35 in the opening pre-season game of the year. “I got 40 minutes in Toowoomba. “It was pretty fast but I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to hopefully get-

ting some more game time throughout the season.” The Blues are in Whangarei to take on the Waratahs in their second pre-season match at Toll Stadium today, with Perry again named on the extended bench as the Blues start to welcome back their big guns. Ali Williams will return to the field to captain the side for the first time with Rene Ranger also making a start and fellow All Black Charlie Faumuina also set to see some action, though halfback Piri Weepu will wait for the final trial against the Highlanders next week. As well rubbing shoulders with big names players, Perry is under the tutelage of new Blues coach Sir John Kirwan. “He touches base with everyone at least once a week. “Just for a chat to see how you are getting on. “He’s good with the guys and also has a pretty good way of reading the game and knows the direction he wants us to go.” Kirwan has a hard road attempting to lead the team that was 12th last year back to the playoffs after several big names left the franchise and he was forced to blood a new

group of players. But Perry believes the team is heading in the right direction. “Everyone is fresh and energetic. “There is a really good feeling in the team and the new guys are keen to have a go. “There are a few guys that aren’t household names but will be by season’s end. “There’s plenty of skill and pace in the side.” *

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Ma’a Nonu made a bold statement in his first hit-out of the season at Whitestone Contracting stadium in Oamaru last night, leading the Highlanders to an impressive 38-21 win over the Crusaders. Nonu looked fit, strong and most importantly more than interested as the Highlanders made a marked improvement from last week when they lost heavily to the Chiefs. Nonu scored the first try of the game, brushing aside a couple of tacklers, and made metres whenever he had the ball. The Highlanders pulled ahead in the second half after leading 19-14 at the break. As befitting a pre-season match there were plenty of inaccuracies and passes went to ground more than once. But the Highlanders looked the better side while the Crusaders, who were missing some of their bigger stars, were - ODT subdued.

• Phoenix in the market The Wellington Phoenix might have a long-term vision but they have the chance to make big changes in the off-season with nearly half of their players off contract. It’s a good situation to be in, because this season’s squad are currently ninth on the A-League ladder and were thumped 5-0 by Central Coast on Thursday night. Mark Paston, Leo Bertos, Tony Lochhead, Ian Hogg, Dani Sanchez, Alex Smith and Isaka Cernak are all off contract at the end of this campaign. That leaves coach Ricki Herbert with some big decisions surrounding a handful of players he has been fiercely loyal to over the past few years. The Welnix owners have thrown their support behind Herbert and have said he is their man to lead the Phoenix but there’s no doubt he needs an - APNZ improved roster.

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Wellington wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi has ramped up his appeal to be included in the New Zealand side as he made his fourth hundred of the Plunket Shield season at the Basin Reserve yesterday. The Dannevirke-born stumper has qualified to represent New Zealand after serving his fouryear stand-down period. Ronchi’s unbeaten 120 put Wellington in a decent position against Auckland and gave another reminder to Black Caps coach Mike Hesson that he has been the form wicketkeeper on the domestic circuit this summer. At the Hagley Oval, the wickets continued to tumble in the match between Canterbury and Northern Districts. The home side began their second innings and were shot out for 149, with Tom Latham top-scoring with - APNZ 42.

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Cricket Australia say they will review their current policy of allowing television rights holders to promote live betting during matches, when they negotiate the new broadcasting deal in the coming months. However, betting advertising translates to very big dollars for television networks and it will be a tough call for CA to negotiate restrictions without government-enforced bans. For years the increasing prevalence of betting advertisements during sports broadcasts has been controversially linked with problem gambling, and there are new calls for betting ads on television to be regulated. - AAP


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In for the long haul By Jonathan Leask Hinds cyclist Lauren Ellis returned to the track last weekend for a “refresher” and is headed back for a long haul on the road. Ellis rode on the track at the Elite national championship in Southland for the first time since the London Olympics, but came back with a bang, taking out the 20km points race. However, her return to the track was only a fleeting jaunt for Ellis. “At the moment it’s all up in the air and the only thing BikeNZ have confirmed is that I’ll be going to the Oceania Championships in September,” Ellis said. “It’s the financial state. (BikeNZ) is waiting to see what happens with UCI (International Cycling Union). “Things are changing and everyone’s just waiting to see what happens.” So after a quick whip around the velodrome in Invercargill Ellis is back on the road, but also back into the books. “I’m in the Benchmark Women’s team for the Benchmark Series and I’ll do a few races around

Canterbury and the South Island, but I’m also going to start at Canterbury University. “I’m doing a bachelor of Commerce, I had started to do business at Massey but decided to do the whole going to Uni thing rather than do it all by correspondence.” Her studies are on track but her cycling is remaining on the road. Whether or not she returns track before September, Ellis has shown she hasn’t forgotten what to do on track. “It was a bit of a refresher really. “I got to see if I still knew what I was doing and now it’s back on the road.” Ellis pulled out a superb effort to win the 20km points race, lapping the field in the last 10 laps, and was fifth in the individual pursuit. Ellis wasn’t planning on entering the team pursuit but stepped up to the challenge with under 19 riders Frances Smith and Julia Tarbotton to form a Mid-South Canterbury team. “I hadn’t planned on entering the team pursuit, but decided to give it a go with the under 19 girls to give them some experience.” Following in the footsteps of Ellis,

Frances Smith leads the way in the under 19 women’s scratch race at the National Track Championships last weekend.

Smith had a win in the girls’ under 18 7.5km scratch race. New Zealand junior representative Alex Hooper won two gold medals, winning the under 19 men’s 1000m time trial and the 3000m individual pursuit final in convincing fashion, while also claiming bronze medal in the team sprint with Daniel Rafferty and Fabian Wybrow. They were efforts that didn’t go unnoticed by Ellis. “It was great to see a big team of under 19 riders from Mid-South Canterbury and a number from the Tinwald Club doing well. “It goes to show that cycling is strong here with so many young riders being successful.”

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Alex Hooper on the podium with one of his two gold medals in the under 19 National Track Championships last weekend.

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Taking a closer look By Dana Johannsen The head of the World AntiDoping Authority believes New Zealand sports bodies have to take a closer look at their operations in the wake of the Australian Crime Commission’s findings. Australian sport finds itself in an unprecedented maelstrom after authorities this week released their report blowing the lid on the widespread drug use in their major sporting codes and the involvement of organised crime. The shockwaves will reverberate for months as criminal investigations are launched into various sports, teams and individuals. The Commission has been criticised in some quarters most notably by league identity Phil Gould - for the lack of detail in the report, but it is inevitable there will be a fund of names and teams that will be dripfed to the public in the coming weeks. Although New Zealand’s professional sporting franchises and organisations have rushed to distance themselves from the Australian controversy, Wada director general David Howman said it would be naive to assume the same could not happen in New Zealand. “I think the attitude will change as a result of this, I don’t think there’ll be too much of a laissez faire sort of approach, or the attitude that we’re the good guys

and everyone else is bad. And I hope New Zealand has the same sort of outlook and checks that there is nothing like this going on in New Zealand. “What you’ve got [in Australia] is an entrenched underworld working away into professional sports. Could that happen in New Zealand? I don’t know, but I think it needs to be checked to see if it’s going on or not.”

NZRU medical director Ian Murphy, believes New Zealand’s biggest sport are on top of the problem, “but we never take it for granted”. Howman’s concerns are echoed by Drug Free Sport NZ chief executive Graeme Steel. “The fact there is doping doesn’t surprise me. The scale of it does,” he said. “It shows no [part of the world] is exempt, but there are points of difference. We’ve seen there is the stomach here to confront it that isn’t there in other parts of the world.” There is little doubt that our

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professional sports operate on the cutting edge of sports science, but Murphy said the NZRU do not approach the line, let alone cut it in terms of legality. There were strict policies around the use of supplements and they use recovery and preparation products from reputable sources. “We’re always pushing hard in our training and physical prep-

aration of our athletes, does that cross over into pushing the bounds of what is permitted by Wada? Absolutely not,” he said. The increasing involvement of organised criminal identities in the distribution of banned substances means anti-doping authorities are no longer equipped to be the lone rangers in stamping out drugs in sport. Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority have one of the most rigorous testing programmes in the world, and operate in accordance with best-practice guidelines.

Yet Australian sport finds itself mired in a drug culture beyond the comprehension of most sports fans. Howman said Wada has recognised for some time now that it will take a multi-agency approach to catch the “dirty jokers” in sport. The biggest drug scandals in recent history such as cycling’s 1998 Festina affair, the Balco inquiry and the US Postal controversy were unearthed not through testing, but through investigations carried out by the likes of police and customs agencies. “This is a much bigger issue than checking a few elite sportspeople as to whether they’re taking drugs - this is a big societal issue that we’ve been talking about for some time that goes into the underworld’s territory and no anti-doping agency is equipped to deal with it,” he said. “You cannot detect all these things through science - it’s just impossible. So what you have to do if you’re going to catch cheats in sport is build your arsenal so you’ve got other ways of collecting the evidence.” DFSNZ are already involving outside agencies in their fight to rid sport of banned substances. They have a memorandum of understanding with Customs as part of a greater push towards investigation rather than testing as a means to catching cheats. Steel said he will be talking with Asada officials to see if there is any evidence of illegal distribution of peptides in New Zealand. - NZH

• City’s hopes high Manchester City hope to capitalise on Manchester United’s Champions League distractions by re-launching the defence of their English Premier League title, starting with Saturday’s trip to Southampton. City’s 2-2 draw at home to Liverpool last weekend enabled United to stretch their advantage at the top of the table to nine points, with only 13 games of the season remaining. However, while United will have half an eye on Wednesday’s trip to Real Madrid when they host Everton on Sunday, City’s own failure in the Champions League means their agenda is free of European commitments. - AFP

• Daley tips All Stars Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley says it could take a “State of Origin-like” performance from his players to level the All Star ledger at Suncorp Stadium tonight. After losing the past two representative clashes to trail 2-1, Daley said his players understood the importance of controlling possession after wilting under fatigue towards the end of last year’s 36-28 loss at Skilled Park. Daley believes his side wilted towards the end of last year’s clash because they turned over too much possession. “I think that’s what happened to us towards the end of last year’s game when we fatigued from defending so much,” he said. “We need to make sure we focus on holding onto the ball and do the cliche stuff like completing our sets. If we do that it will give JT and GI (Greg Inglis) and Benny Barba and Hodgo (Justin Hodges) and those type of blokes the space and opportunity to showcase - AAP their skills.”

Lesser lights lead the way 2013 Super 15 Amid the strongest women’s golf field ever assembled in this country, three lesser known players have taken charge on the opening round of the ISPS Handa NZ Open at Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch. Australians Tamara Johns, Nikki Campbell and Sarah Oh share the lead on three-

under par 69. New Zealand favourite L ydia Ko, the World’s No 1 ranked amateur, found no favours on the greens yesterday but still managed a two-under par 70 to share fourth place with American Alison Walshe and Thailand’s Nontayn Srisawang. Most interest centred on

15-year-old Ko, who was paired in the glamour group with World No 19 Angela Stanford (USA) and Europe’s No 1 Carlota Ciganda (Spain). While the Kiwi left a number of chances unfulfilled from close range with the flat stick, she was the pick of the group mixing five birdies with three dropped shots. - APNZ

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Ashburton RSA president Malcolm Hanson (from left) stands with the victorious RSA golf team of Bruce Collins, Dave Gill, Paul Hefford, Mark Argyle, and golf section president Peter McMillan, winner of the South Island Chartered Clubs Tournament played at the Tinwald and Ashburton golf clubs last weekend.

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Australia’s darkest hour By Coen Lammers editor

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he sporting world is going through some dark days and this week the spotlight firmly focused on this part of the world. The Australian Crime Commission on Thursday released a damning report into widespread drug use across Australian sport and the involvement of organised crime in the supply of these drugs and business dealings with clubs and athletes. The report has been dubbed as the darkest hour in Australian sport and New Zealand’s close ties with its sporting competitions makes it unlikely that every Kiwi athlete competing for and against Australian teams will end up squeaky clean. Aussie Rules Football and rugby league have already been named as two sports with potential doping problems but the general nature of the accusation has unfortunately tainted athletes and sporting codes on both sides of the ditch. So far AFL club Essendon has sacked its sports scientist Stephan Drank after revelations that he supplied the players with the illegal substance peptides. The same scientist also had a long stint at the Manly NRL club so some of their Kiwi players may also end up getting caught in the cross-fire. Athletes around the world take supplements to speed up their recovery and have to trust their doctors and sport scientists, so it will be intriguing to what extent management, coaches and players were aware what they were taking. The accusations by the Australian authorities suggest that numerous heads will start rolling as investigators and drug testing agencies ramp up their probes. The impact is likely to affect all layers of Australian sport as board members, coaches, doctors and athletes are implicated, and big sponsors will be keen to distance themselves from any sport or club that is tainted by this scandal. Australian sport is worth over $10 billion dollars a year so it is no surprise that organised crime is keen to get a slice of the pie, either in supplying drugs, match-fixing or simply muscling in on the contracts on offer. The damning report comes only days after a European police report revealed a world-wide web of match-fixing and corruption in football in every continent on the planet, involving nearly 700 matches, and hundreds of players, officials and club management. With the sporting world still reeling from Lance Armstrong’s expose, the image of sport has taken a massive hit and may take years to recover from the public deceit that is about to be uncovered.

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efore moving south, I was warned that Mid Canterbury was a meat and three veg sort of a

place. Having been schooled in the ways of food by my dad, whose chilli use in any given meal is directly proportional to the volume and intensity of the rock music playing in the background, I made sure to stock up on spices before coming down. As it turns out, not only are tumeric and garam masala on the supermarket shelves, there are also a huge range of cuisines going on in this town that don’t include steak as the staple.

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I’d be on my way to Hawaii by now. Another thing that was remarkable about the Bite event was By Hanne Nielsen Multicultural the number of languages being Guardian columnist spoken. In a town where 93 per cent of the population speak only one language, it was quite extraordinary to go from stall to stall and hear so many different dialects and tongues. When everyone around you Waitangi Day’s Multicultural Bite! speaks English all the time, it can be event provided the perfect opportunity hard to see why learning a language is to check them out, so we headed down worth the effort, but the insights to be to East Street with rumbling bellies gained by learning to see the world in a and much curiosity – we’d seen Thai different way are immeasurable. and Indian restaurants in town, but Perhaps not every Kiwi kid aspires to were about to find out that there’s work at the UN one day, but there’s a more to Ashburton than what lies on good reason they have a three language the main street. policy for all employees. After buying tickets at the gate, it Tongues do the tasting and tongues was off to savour fresh banana spring do the speaking, so perhaps it’s not rolls, home-made satay sauce and a such a big step from trying Argentinian mouthwatering range of beverages concuisine for the first time to giving cocted from all manner of fruit. I was Spanish a go – it’s one way to plant an impressed. important seed. Much as people like to write off all All in all it was great to see the comof its inhabitants as small red balls of munity out celebrating such a range of confectionery, Auckland has the greatest cultural diversity of all New Zealand cultures, and I can safely say that the meat and three veg myth has been well cities, and when it comes to cultural and truly busted. festivals there is never a dull moment. The music and dance performances I’m accustomed to big festivals like topped everything off, and I’d love to Pasifika and the Lantern Festival hear the music that was playing in the for Chinese New Year, but I’ve never changed continents so many times over background when some of the dishes on offer were prepared. the course of one meal. Adding a few more CDs into the Nigerian rice, Malaysian satay, kitchen mix can do wonders for stagEnglish high tea scones … If air points nant menus … were on offer with each food purchase,

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his is a time of abundance for gardeners, a time to reap, to share and to save some of the harvest for the winter and next spring. Among the three most popular ways to preserve the garden’s bounty are two of the most ancient – drying and freezing, and the most recent, bottling. Pickling, fermenting and curing have their applications, too. To get it from the garden to the pantry, produce should be picked at its prime, says Steve Cory, owner of Cory’s Kitchen at Sweet Berry Farm, Rhode Island. “You want to pick the

fruit when it’s just ripe,” he says. “I want more pectin in the fruit, so I want it just ripe. “I taste it, feel it, sometimes give it a squeeze. If it’s not perfect, I can tell just by looking at it.” When the harvest arrives in the kitchen, it must be washed thoroughly, Cory says. Hands and working surfaces must also be washed, and the sponge on the edge of the sink should be put in the dishwasher or boiled, he says. Inspect jars for chips on the rim, and never use old lids. Martha Smith Patnoad, co-

operative extension professor and food-safety education specialist at the University of Rhode Island, also advises against using European-style jars with clamps that hold down the lids. If you’re new to canning or jam-making, buy new Mason-style jars, such as Agee jars. “Don’t look for used jars on the internet,” she says. Boil jars and new lids before using them, Cory says. “Most home dishwashers don’t get hot enough.” Some high-acid recipes call for a simple, stovetop, boiling-

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water bath that reaches 105°C. Other recipes, for low-acid foods, require a pressure cooker that reaches 120°C. Drying, the oldest method of preserving food, works on many kinds of fruits and vegetables, Patnoad says. Dehydrating intensifies the sugars in fruit such as apples. She recommends using a dehydrator with a thermostat and a fan, rather than trying to dry food in the sun where it may be exposed to animal waste and airborne pathogens. Clarence Birdseye created modern industrial freezing early

in the 20th century, but people in cold climates have been freezing food for thousands of years. Today, freezing is the easiest way to preserve produce for about six months, Patnoad says. Some foods, such as tomatoes, should be stewed first, she advises. Others, such as peas and beans, should be blanched in boiling water for a minute or so, then plunged into ice water to preserve their colour. Vacuum packing may lengthen the shelf life of some frozen foods, but is generally unnecessary.  – AAP

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Consent numbers well up By Sue Newman Ashburton’s booming building industry, last year saw consents worth more than $126 million issued by the Ashburton District Council. Both consent numbers and values were well up on 2011 – 1163 consents, up from 1049 with values rising from $93.314 million to $126.208 million. And there’s likely to be more of the same this year says Bradfords’ director Mark Wilson said. In his role as president of the Ashburton Master Builders’ Association, Mr Wilson said he was aware of growing workloads, particularly in the commercial sector and knows of several situations where out of town builders are now picking up the slack

in Ashburton. “Things were getting busy last year and nothing’s changed; locally we’ll be stretched this year.” As the Christchurch rebuild amped up, there would inevitably be local tradesmen who would head north and while that would put additional pressure on for people in the Ashburton District who wanted to build, tradesmen from further south were likely to fill gaps, he said. In terms of consents issued last year, new dwelling consents, were significantly up from 146 (valued at $41.715 million) issued in 2011, to 211 (valued at ($65.097 million) last year. As owners of older homes race to comply with air quality regulations that require the district to have no more than three high pollution nights by 2016 and no

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more than one by 2020, domestic fireplace consents also continue to rise. In 2011 396 of these, valued at $1.594 million were issued, increasingly significantly last year to 474 worth $2.014 million. Milking shed consents, however dropped significantly last year from 32 ($13.530 million) in 2011 to 20 ($9.141 million) last year. On the back of earthquake driven demolitions and rebuilds, the number of consents issued for shops and restaurant alterations and additions rocketed up, from 3 ($425,000) to 12 ($1.541 million.) Consents for resthomes continued to feature strongly in boosting consent values, with one in 2011 valued at $625,000 and one in 2012 with a value of $10.1 million.

Both consent numbers and values were well up on 2011 – 1163 consents, up from 1049 with values rising from $93.314 million to $126.208 million.

Vibrant fibre market ‘more important than low prices’ By Pattrick Smellie The lowest price of broadband internet access is less important than ensuring consumers move as quickly as possible to high-speed fibre-based services, says Telecommunications Minister Amy Adams. “I don’t think the over-arching criteria in this is ‘what is the cheapest option’,” Adams told BusinessDesk. “If that was the case, we’d be sticking with dial-up. I don’t think you’d find any consumer saying ‘if dial-up’s cheaper, let me have that’.” Her comments followed her announcement the government would accelerate its timetable for reviewing the regulatory regime for telecommunications services. The decision effectively neuters the Commerce Commission, which issued a draft determination late last year that could favour a longer life for the existing copper wire network by pricing it highly competitively with new fibre services. That draft determination, which Adams described as a “curve ball”, sparked protest from the key players in the ultra-fast broadband roll-out, including NZX-listed Chorus, whose share price recovered 12 per cent yesterday, immediately following Adams’s announcement. The government is subsidising a national roll-out of UFB and had already signalled it saw the commission’s draft determination as “problematic.” “Carrying on the way it was would have changed the landscape in the way telecommunications services were priced and delivered and we saw some

Amy Adams real risks around that in terms of market uncertainty and the market not looking to develop and promote high speed fibre products,” said Adams. “What became very clear is that this sort of uncertainty and decisions coming out that have really taken everyone by surprise are the last thing that anyone needs in this space. “The legislation always provided that he (Telecommunications Commissioner Stephen Gale) would be superceded” in 2014, said Adams. “The question was whether we had this ongoing period of uncertainty and constantly changing rules. “Given that where he has gone has been a bit of a curve ball for most people in the industry, we’ve said the time is right now to bring this forward and have a comprehensive look now.” Adams stressed she did not necessarily agree that UFB prices would be higher as a result of the government’s intervention, but argued price was not

the only factor to take into account in pursuing a policy to improve New Zealand’s internet speeds. “It’s not a simple matter of saying ‘if the wholesale price is low for the next 12 months, that’s a good thing’ because as I think what everyone knows is that what consumers end up paying is a factor of a whole lot of other things, chief amongst which is a competitive market in which everyone’s in competing for that business,” Adams said. “The over-arching consideration is what is the best long term interests of telecommunications users and certainly when we have the debate about the government’s commitment to UFB programmes, we got a very clear message from consumers: we need to move to fibre. “In any sector, you can’t look at one component part without factoring in the cost of moving to new technology. While of course we want to ensure that consumers are paying fair prices and no more than is necessary, it isn’t about the cheapest way of connecting.” The government and commission reviews would not necessarily reach different conclusions and Adams said the commission process would continue on its own path while the government review occurred. “I’m not interfering in his process,” she said. “Now the two are in parallel. He has his process and that’s for him to work through and determine how he wants to handle that, but what we need is a much clearer, long term provision around how regulation of telecommunication services work as a whole rather than in disparate parts.” - APNZ

Delivering Going Digital message The Going Digital message will be delivered to Ashburton mailboxes in the next few days. The package includes information about the equipment needed to go digital, specific regional information, digital recording advice and also includes information about the Going Digital Targeted Assistance Package. “With less than 100 days to go until Ashburton goes digital, it’s really important to keep people informed about what they need to do to make

sure they keep enjoying watching their favourite programmes,” says Greg Harford, National Manager. “At the moment, about 47,000 households in the South Island are still to go digital so it’s great if you have already made the move. However, it’s also good to check with your friends, family and people within your community to make sure they’ve received their information pack if they haven’t gone digital.” If you haven’t received your pack,

or if you’d like more information, visit www.goingdigital.co.nz or give our South Island team a call on 0800 838 800. In addition, before April 28, Going Digital advisers will be out and about throughout the South Island chatting with people and discussing what needs to be done to make sure everyone can keep on watching TV. New Zealand television is going digital in stages, and the South Island is next on April 28.


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Islamic summit backs Syria talks Leaders at an Islamic summit urged a dialogue between the Syrian opposition and regime just as a new initiative for talks proposed by an anti-government leader appeared to be unraveling. Like previous diplomatic initiatives on Syria, opposition chief Mouaz al-Khatib’s call for talks made less than a week ago appeared doomed to failure. And with troops and rebels clashing for a second day around Damascus, frustrated Syrians dismissed the calls for dialogue as empty talk. “All of this does not concern us,” said Iyad, a Syrian fighter on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, which has witnessed heavy fighting in the last two days. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose country is Syria’s closest ally in the Middle East, attended the summit and said at a news conference Thursday that he supported dialogue. He added that Egypt, Turkey and Iran were moving toward cooperation on Syria. But he also defended Bashar Assad regime, warning against meddling in the domestic affairs

Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi (centre), confers with others attending the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation Summit in Cairo, Egypt. of other countries. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also strongly welcomed al-Khatib’s proposal for political talks and expressed hope that Syrian authorities would accept it. He strongly criticised Syria’s President Bashar Assad for using terrorists as a justifica-

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violence a long time ago and this political dialogue could have commenced a long time ago,” Ban said. “But he has been continuously killing, and he has not been listening to his own people. That’s why people, out of frustration, out of anger, they have been fighting against their own government.” The Syrian civil war is largely at a stalemate, with neither side making significant battlefield gains likely to bring about a military victory any time soon. But the international community has been at a loss for ways to end the carnage, with both sides showing no real interest in a political settlement. At the end of a two-day summit in Cairo, the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Co-operation urged Syrian opposition forces and members of the regime whose hands are not tainted by violence to hold talks on resolving the nearly 2-year-old conflict. In the final statement of the conference, they called for concrete efforts to reach a settlement “that would preserve the rights of the Syrian people and ensure the unity and the safety

of their land.” The statement did not specifically refer to the recent dialogue offer by al-Khatib, who has said he would be willing to sit down with regime members on condition they release 160,000 political prisoners. His offer sparked criticism from fellow opposition activists who say the regime has killed too many people to play a role in the conflict’s solution. Al-Khatib appeared to be backing away from the offer. He demanded that the regime release all female political prisoners by Sunday or he would scrap his initiative. “The regime has until Sunday to begin releasing detainees, especially women. This should be the introduction of prisoners’ release,” he said. Al-Khatib’s offer followed meetings he had held separately with Russian, US and Iranian officials on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich last weekend. Russia and Iran are Syria’s two closest allies. The government has ignored his offer. But one lawmaker said the talks should be without preconditions. - AP

Manhunt for ex-cop accused of killing 3 An ex-Los Angeles police officer who authorities say went on a killing spree to punish those he blamed for his firing killed three people, set off a manhunt that stretched across three states and into Mexico, and stirred fear throughout the region. Police found a burned-out pickup truck that belongs to Christopher Dorner near the Bear Mountain ski area at Big Bear Lake, about 128 kilometres east of Los Angeles. San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said officers were going door-to-door looking for him. Throughout the day, thousands of heavily armed officers patrolled highways in the state. Some stood guard outside the homes of people police say Dorner vowed to attack in an angry rant posted online. Electronic billboards that usually alert motorists to commute times urged them to call police if they saw him or his truck. “I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare” to Los Angeles Police Department officers, on or off duty, said the manifesto. It also asserted: “Unfortunately, I will not be alive to see my name cleared. That’s what this is about, my name. A man is nothing without his name.” Dorner, 33, had multiple weapons including an assault rifle, said Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck, who urged him to surrender at an unusual

Police have launched a massive manhunt for Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing a couple over the weekend and opening fire on four officers, killing one and critically wounding another. press conference in an underground room at police headquarters where there was more security than normal. “Of course he knows what he’s doing, we trained him. He was also a member of the Armed Forces,” he said. “It is extremely worrisome and scary.” The nearly 10,000-member LAPD dispatched some of its officers to protect more than 40 potential targets across the region. The department also pulled officers from motorcycle duty, fearing

they would make for easy targets. At one point, officers guarding one location mistakenly opened fire on a pickup truck believing it matched the description of Dorner’s dark coloured 2005 Nissan Titan, injuring two innocent occupants. Police said Dorner implicated himself in the couple’s killings in the manifesto posted on Facebook. They believe he wrote it because there were details in it only he would know. In the post, Dorner wrote that he knew he would be vilified by the LAPD and the news media, but that “unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name.” “I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I’m terminating yours,” the manifesto said. After his dismissal, Dorner said in his online rant that he lost everything, including his relationships with his mother, sister and close friends. “Self-preservation is no longer important to me. I do not fear death as I died long ago,” the manifesto stated. “I was told by my mother that sometimes bad things happen to good people. I refuse to accept that.” Dorner said he would use all of his training to avoid capture and track his targets. - AP

Lasagne products 60% horsemeat Some beef lasagne products recalled from British stores contained more than 60 per cent horsemeat, UK food safety authorities said. It was the latest revelation in a growing scandal surrounding the use of horsemeat and the mislabelling of meat products in Europe. Frozen-food company Findus recalled the beef lasagne meals earlier this week after French supplier Comigel raised concerns that the products didn’t “conform to specification”. The UK Food Standards Agency said the lasagnes were tested as part of an ongoing investigation into mislabelled meat. Already this month, millions of burgers have been taken off shop shelves as it emerged that beef products from three companies in Ireland and Britain contained horse DNA. Eighteen beef lasagne products were

Two beef burgers purchased in Ireland, after the revelation that some burgers made in the republic and on sale in British supermarkets contained a large proportion of horse meat. tested by Findus, which found that 11 contained horsemeat in the 60 to 100 per cent range, the Food Standards Agency said. It would not say if any of

the meals were 100 per cent horsemeat. The agency said there’s no evidence yet of a food safety risk, but added that tests have been ordered on the lasagne to see if it contains the veterinary drug phenylbutazone. Animals treated with phenylbutazone are not allowed to enter the food chain because it may pose a risk to human health, the agency added. People who had purchased the meals were advised not to eat them but to return the products to the shops they were bought from. Eating horsemeat is not generally a health risk, but the recent incidents have triggered disgust in Britain and Ireland, where horsemeat is not traditionally eaten. They also have raised fears over food security and labelling along the supply chain. -AP


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Hong Kong’s poor live in cages For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, like Leung Cho-yin, home is a metal cage. The 67-year-old former butcher pays 1300 Hong Kong dollars a month for one of about a dozen wire mesh cages resembling rabbit hutches crammed into a dilapidated apartment in a gritty, working-class West Kowloon neighbourhood. The cages, stacked on top of each other, measure 1.5 square metres. To keep bedbugs away, Leung and his roommates put thin pads, bamboo mats, even old linoleum on their cages’ wooden planks instead of mattresses. “I’ve been bitten so much I’m used to it,” said Leung, rolling up the sleeve of his oversized blue fleece jacket to reveal a red mark on his hand. “There’s nothing you can do about it. I’ve got to live here. I’ve got to survive,” he said as he let out a phlegmy cough. Some 100,000 people in the former British colony live in what’s known as inadequate housing, according to the Society for Community Organisation, a social welfare group. The category also includes apartments subdivided into tiny cubicles or filled with coffin-sized wood and metal sleeping compartments as well as rooftop shacks. They’re a grim counterpoint to the southern Chinese city’s renowned material affluence. Forced by skyrocketing housing prices to live in cramped, dirty and unsafe conditions, their plight also highlights one of the

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biggest headaches facing Hong Kong’s unpopular Beijing-backed leader: growing public rage over the city’s housing crisis. Leung Chun-ying took office as Hong Kong’s chief executive in July pledging to provide more affordable housing in a bid to cool the anger. Home prices rose 23 per cent in the first 10 months of 2012 and have doubled since bottoming out in 2008 during the global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund said in a report last month. Rents have followed a similar trajectory. The soaring costs are putting decent homes out of reach of a large portion of the population while stoking resentment of the government, which controls all land for development, and a coterie of wealthy property developers. Housing costs have been fuelled by easy credit thanks to ultralow interest rates that policymakers can’t raise because the currency is pegged to the dollar. Money flooding in from mainland Chinese and foreign investors looking for higher returns has exacerbated the rise. In his inaugural policy speech in January, the chief executive said the inability of the middle class to buy homes threatens social stability and promised to prioritise tackling the housing shortage. “Many families have to move into smaller or older flats, or even factory buildings,” he said. “Cramped living space in cage homes, cubicle apartments and sub-divided flats has become the reluctant choice for tens of thousands of Hong Kong people,” he said, as he unveiled plans to boost supply of public housing

• Crisis deepens Tunisia sank deeper into political crisis yesterday, as the ruling Islamist party rejected its own prime minister’s decision to replace the government after the assassination of a leftist politician led to a wave of angry protests. The murder of Chokri Belaid, a 48-year-old secularist and a fierce critic of hardline Islamists as well as the more moderate ruling party, laid bare the challenges facing this nation of 10 million, whose revolution two years ago sparked the Arab Spring uprisings. -AP

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Seventy-seven-year-old Yeung Ying Biu sits inside his 1.5 square metre cage, which he calls home, in Hong Kong. in the medium term from its current level of 15,000 apartments a year. His comments mark a distinct shift from predecessor Donald Tsang, who ignored the problem. Legislators and activists, however, slammed Leung for a lack of measures to boost the supply in the short term. Some 210,000 people are on the waiting list for public housing, about double from 2006. About a third of Hong Kong’s 7.1 million population lives in public rental flats. When apartments bought with government subsidies are included, the figure rises to nearly half. Anger over housing prices is a common theme in increasingly frequent anti-government protests. Legislator Frederick Fung warns there will be more if the problem can’t be solved.

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A bus operated by Zambia’s postal service carrying passengers toward its capital Lusaka smashed into a semi-truck and another car, killing at least 53 people in one of the worst traffic crashes in the nation in recent history, officials said. The crash happened near the town of Chifamba, about 100 kilometres north of Lusaka. -AP

• Gang rape outrage In a country where one in four women is raped and where months-old babies and 94-yearold grandmothers are sexually assaulted, South African citizens are demanding action after a teenager was gang-raped, sliced open from her stomach to her genitals, and left for dead on a construction site last week. The 17-year-old lived long enough to identify one of her attackers, a 22-year-old. Police arrested him and said they have arrested a second suspect, aged 21. They promised more arrests soon. -AP

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Aries 21 March - 20 April Pleasant social influences prevail and a lovely aspect between the Moon and Venus may be perfect for all kinds of get-togethers. Communication and affectionate exchanges make this a fun time to go out and do something special. At the same time, you may be in the mood to reflect on your choices and whether you really are on the right path.

TAurus 21 April - 21 May Friends are sure to keep you busy. You might enjoy getting away from your domestic situation for a while. The current aspect between Mercury and Jupiter suggests that friendships and money may not go together. However, the Moon in Aquarius makes this a busy day career-wise. You may have to attend to all kinds of details to make progress.

Gemini 22 May - 21 June Some of your personal and career goals get the green light now. With lots going on in your career zone, it’s a good time to make a plan. However, as Mercury aspects Jupiter, it would be wise to make sure that you don’t promise more than you can deliver. On a lighter note, a fortunate coincidence may bring you a chance to explore a delightful opportunity.

CAnCer 22 June - 23 July Your focus is still on new discoveries, whether this means travelling to a new country or exploring spirituality. On the other hand you may be keen to share your knowledge. This might be a good time to organize a course or class so that you can earn extra cash while helping spread the word. Get a second opinion when making one important decision.

Leo 24 July - 23 August Having fun people in your life makes all the difference. It’s a good time to enjoy art, music and creativity, especially in a group with others. Be careful with financial issues though. You may over-estimate your financial status. If you are treating friends or making a major purchase it’s best to err on the side of caution. A personal wish may be granted.

VirGo 24 August - 23 September It might help to make sure that you and your mate are both on the same page. There’s a chance of a misunderstanding that could waste time and resources. However, things should be more fun later on. It’s business as usual at work, when you’re in the perfect position to negotiate an important issue or close a promising deal.

LibrA 24 September - 23 October Now more than ever you need to stick to a schedule and make sure you are on track. There may be a tendency to go with the flow rather than make a plan and stick with it. This is especially important at work where you could do well if you are willing to push yourself just a little more. Health-wise, your immune system can be boosted with a good diet.

sCorpio 24 October - 22 November The Moon in Aquarius may find you very much enjoying the comforts of home. Family members may be quirky but adorable nevertheless. Someone may have a surprise for you, so be ready. Romantic feelings may flood you even if you don’t currently have anyone to date. Thoughts of finding that special person may spur you to take action.

sAGiTTArius 23 November - 21 December If nothing seems to be going right at work it may be time to look for the lesson that needs to be learned. Change your thinking and explore new ideas and ways of doing things. Currently relationships seem to be easy and amicable. However, you may be looking to others to come up with ideas for social events. It’s time to be proactive.

CApriCorn 22 December - 20 January Watch out today as Mercury challenges Jupiter. There could be a chance of an electronic or gadget failure which might hinder communication or cause delays. Check everything is working as it should, especially if you have something important scheduled. However, the Aquarius Moon may be encouraging you to splash out today. Will you?

AquArius 21 January - 19 February Whether buying or selling, check before you finalize any transaction. There may be a tendency to gloss over the details and perhaps put yourself in an awkward situation. Make sure you have the full picture before making a decision. A lovely aspect between the Moon and Venus promotes understanding and points to a fab and social evening.

pisCes 20 February - 20 March A lovely atmosphere opens the door to adventure if you feel like taking up the challenge. Mars in your sign may be pushing you to follow your heart’s desire. But it could be that the spirit is willing, yet the flesh is weak. It may be a good day to take in a movie or surrender to the pages of a good novel. Your dreams can be important too now.


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Te Karere. (R, T) Hyundai Country Calendar. (R, T) 60 Minute Makeover. (G, R) Wedding House. (G, R, T) Mexican Food Made Simple. (T) Come Dine With Me. (G, R, T) Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge. (PGR, R, T) 1.05 MasterChef: The Professionals. (G, T) 2.30 The Chase. (G, T) 3.30 Motorway Cops. (PGR, R, T) 4.30 Children’s Hospital. (G, T) 5.00 Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. (Final, G, T) 6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 The Food Truck. (G, R, T) 7.30 First Crossings. (G, R, T) 8.30 Come Dine With Me UK. (PGR, T) 9.30 Pan Am. (PGR, T) A violent hurricane and an elderly passenger’s heart attack force Dean to make a risky unscheduled landing in war-torn Haiti. 10.25 FILM: Silk. (2007, AO) 12.40 US vs John Lennon. (2006, AO, R, T) 2.30 BBC World – Fast Track. 3.00 BBC World News. 3.30 Dateline London. 4.00 BBC World News. 4.10 World Features. 4.30 Changing Fortunes. 5.00 BBC World News. 5.30 Our World.

6.00 Tiki Tour. (G, T) 6.25 Pocoyo. (G) 6.35 Buzzy Bee And Friends. (G, T) 6.40 Handy Manny. (G, T) 7.05 The Adventures Of Chuck And Friends. (G, R, T) 7.25 Toon Disney. (G, R, T) 7.50 Phineas And Ferb. (G, R, T) 8.15 Green Lantern: The Animated Series. (G, T) 8.40 Batman: The Brave And The Bold. (G, R, T) 9.05 A.N.T. Farm. (G, T) 9.35 Zeke And Luther. (G, T) 10.00 Fresh. 10.30 Neighbours Omnibus. (G, R, T) 1.00 The Amazing Race. (Final, G, R, T) 3.00 Secret Life Of The American Teenager. (PGR) 4.00 Good Luck Charlie. (G, T) 4.30 Melissa & Joey. (G, T) 5.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) . 5.30 My Girl II. (1994, G, R) Anna Chlumsky, Jamie Lee Curtis. 7.30 Once Upon A Time: Magic Is Coming. (PGR, T) 8.30 Revenge: The First Chapter. (AO, T) Bringing new viewers up to speed while giving die-hard fans a refresher on season one of Revenge. 9.30 FILM: Mad Money. (2008, PGR, R, T) Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah. 11.35 FILM: Ondine. (2009, AO, T) 1.40 FILM: Rain. (2001, G, R, T) 3.25 The Celebrity Apprentice. (G, R) 5.05 Fresh. (R) 5.30 It Is Written.

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SUNDAy 6.00 6.50 7.40 8.10 8.40 9.10

60 Minute Makeover. (G, R) Are you My Tribe? (Final, G, R, T) Tagata Pasifika. (R) Praise Be. (G, R) Attitude. (G, R, T) Artsville: Ian Athfield – Architect Of Dreams. (G, R, T) 10.00 Marae Investigates Summer Series. 10.30 Waka Huia. (T) 11.30 NZ Stories: Manny And The Singh Brothers. (G, R, T) 12.00 Coronation Street Omnibus. (PGR, R, T) 2.00 The Force. (PGR, R, T) 2.30 Coastwatch. (G, R, T) 3.00 Hotel Inspector. (G, R, T) 3.55 Make The Politician Work. (R, T) 4.25 Keeping Up With The Joneses. (G, R, T) 4.55 Walk On The Wild Side. (G, T) 5.25 Wild Vets. (G, R, T) 6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 Sunday. (T) 7.30 MasterChef New Zealand. (T) 8.30 Packed To The Rafters. (PGR, T) The Rafters return with their most dramatic season yet, as new romances and old jealousies threaten to tear the family apart. 9.30 House Husbands. (PGR, T) House Husbands is a warm and funny drama about four families with one thing in common – the dads are raising the kids. 10.30 Marchlands. (PGR, T) 11.30 Leigh Hart’s Mysterious Planet. (AO, R, T) 12.30 Call 911. (PGR) 1.00 BBC World – BBC World News. 1.30 The Bottom Line. 2.00 BBC World News. 2.15 Sport Today. 2.30 Click. 3.00 BBC World News. 3.30 Horizons. 4.00 BBC World News. 4.10 My Country: South Korea. 5.00 BBC World News. 5.30 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. (G)

MONDAy 6.00 9.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 12.30 1.30 2.00 2.55

Breakfast. Good Morning. (G) Ellen. (R) 60 Minute Makeover. (G, R, T) ONE News. (T) Emmerdale. (PGR, T) Come Dine With Me. (G, T) Britain’s Best Dish. (G, R) To Build Or Not To Build. (Final, G, T) 3.55 Te Karere. 4.25 Ellen. (G) 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat. (G, T) 12.05 Real Crime: Beyond The Darklands. (AO, R, T) 1.05 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.30 BBC World – GMT With George Alagiah. (G) 2.00 Impact with Mishal Husain. 3.30 HARDtalk. 4.00 Global With Jon Sopel. (G) 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere.

SUNDAy

6.00 Tiki Tour. (G, T) 6.25 Special Agent Oso. (G, R, T) 6.45 The Magic Roundabout. (R, T) 7.00 What Now? (R) 10.00 Shortland Street Onibus. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 FILM: A Walk To Remember. (2002, PGR, R, T) 2.00 The Lying Game. (G, T) 3.00 Gossip Girl. (PGR, T) 4.00 Make It Or Break It. (G) Season Premiere: Payson, Lauren, and Kaylie arrive at the US Training centre in Colorado Springs, where they will train with other Olympic hopefuls for the next eight weeks. 5.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 Pretty Little Liars. (G, T) Some secrets the girls are holding onto should be shared, while others are best kept hidden no matter what the cost. 6.30 I Hate My Teenage Daughter. (Final, G, T) 7.00 FILM: Up! (2009, PGR, T) 8.55 FILM: The Switch. (2010, PGR, T) Jennifer Aniston. An unmarried 40-year-old woman resorts to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant, but seven years later it turns out the sperm donor wasnít quite who he seemed. 11.00 666 Park Avenue. (AO, T) 12.00 Phantom. (Final, AO, R, T) 1.35 Stalked: Someone’s Watching. (PGR) 2.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.55 Infomercials. 3.30 20/20. (R, T) 4.15 It Is Written. (R) 4.45 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.30 Infomercials.

MONDAy

6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Hi-5. (G, R, T) 7.00 Grizzly Tales. (G, R, T) 7.25 Back At The Barnyard. (G, R, T) 7.55 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. (G, R, T) 8.20 Tiki Tour. (G, T) 8.45 Fireman Sam. (G, 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. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Once Upon A Time. (PGR, R, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.00 Anderson Live. 3.00 Buzzy Bee And Friends. (G) 3.05 Everything’s Rosie. (G, T) 3.20 Mike The Knight. (G, T) 3.30 Kung Fu Panda. (G, T) 4.00 H2o Just Add Water. (G, R, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. 5.00 Horace In Slow Motion. (G, R) 5.01 America’s Funiest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 8 Simple Rules. (G, R, T) 12.45 Off The Map. (AO, R, T) 1.40 Infomercials. 2.40 Party Wars. (AO, R) 3.30 Secret Life Of The American Teenager. (PGR, R) 4.15 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (R) 5.30 Infomercials.

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Charles Stanley. Trade Zone Gone Fishin’. (G, R) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (R) Knight Rider. (G, R) Infomercials. (G) Flowers Uncut With Jeff Leatham. (PGR) 10.00 Babies Behind Bars (Part One). 11.00 Project Runway. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Tim Gunn’s Guide To Style. (G, R) 1.00 America’s Next Top Model: All Stars. (PGR, R) 2.00 Platinum Hit. (PGR) 3.00 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (PGR, R) 4.00 The Office. (G) 4.30 The Secret Lives Of Dancers. (R) 5.00 Trade Zone Gone Fishin’. (G, R) 5.30 Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (G) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (PGR, T) 7.30 Ice Road Truckers. (PGR, T) 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (AO, T) The 13th season begins with Russell searching for his kidnapped granddaughter. 9.30 CSI: New york. (AO, T) A street vendor is killed when his gourmet food truck explodes at a SoHo culinary festival while Hawkes is there with his girlfriend. 10.30 Outrageous Fortune. (AO, R, T) 11.30 Law & Order: Los Angeles. 12.25 FILM: The Skeleton Key. (2005, AO, R, T) 2.20 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Hillsong. (G) 5.30 Charles Stanley.

6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 11.30 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G, R) 12.00 The Crowd Goes Wild Omnibus. (G, R) 2.30 Country House Rescue. (G, R) 3.25 Motorsport. (G) NZV8s Championship Event. From Hampton Downs Motorsport Park. 4.25 Get Growing With New Zealand Gardener. (G, R) 4.55 Fishing NZ. (G) 5.30 Prime News. 6.00 Antiques Roadshow. (G) 7.00 Storage Wars. (PGR) When Barry hires two psychics to “see” inside a couple of units they say they’ve got a “dark” feeling about the place. 7.30 American Idol. (G) For judges Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj the all-important Top 40 selection is drawing near. 8.30 Silk. (PGR) Roles are reversed as Martha leads the prosecution against a teacher up for attempted murder, and as the defence misses crucial opportunities she can’t help but nudge them in the right direction. 9.40 Weekend Murders: A Touch Of Frost. (AO) When a bout of violent thuggary terrorises Denton, DI Frost joins forces with a woman from his past, a woman who was largely responsible for Frost’s suspension from the force fifteen years ago. 11.35 Crownies. (AO) 12.45 Home Shopping. (G)

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SUNDAy 6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 8.25 8.45 9.10

Bayless Conley. (G) Brian Houston @ Hillsong. (G) Charles Stanley. (G) Both Worlds. (G, R) What’s Really In Our Food? (R, T) Under The Grill. (G, R) Bigger Better Faster Stronger. (G, R, T) 9.35 The Gruen Transfer. (PGR, R, T) 10.05 Home And Away Omnibus. (G, T) 11.55 Entertainment Tonight Weekend. 1.00 Survivor: South Pacific. (G, R) 2.00 Ice Road Truckers. (G, R, T) 3.00 Motorsport. NZGP Hydroplane Championship. EC Griffith Cup and Masport Cup. Highlights. 3.30 Motorsport. F5000. Round 4. From Hampton Downs. Highlights. 4.00 Motorsport. The Dirt Western Springs. Highlights. 5.00 Would I Lie To you? (G, R, T) 5.30 ITM Fishing Show. (G) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 The Simpsons. (PGR, R, T) 7.30 All New Simpsons. (G, T) 8.00 All New Family Guy. (PGR, T) Brian writes a play that’s a hit in Quahog, but his confidence is shaken when he reads a play Stewie wrote that’s much better than his. 8.30 FILM: Love & Other Drugs. (2010, AO, T) Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria. A womanising Viagra salesman with no sense of direction or responsibility falls in love with a free-spirited woman. 10.50 The Blue Rose. (AO, R, T) 11.50 The Americans. (AO, R) 1.05 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV. (G)

MONDAy 6.00 8.30 10.30 11.30

3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 12.00 3 News. 12.30 Home And Away. (G, R, T) 1.00 Dr Phil. (AO) 2.00 The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) 3.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. (G) 4.00 Rachael Ray. (G) 5.00 Entertainment Tonight. (G, R) 5.30 Home And Away. (G, T) 12.15 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 City Impact Church.

SUNDAy 6.00 10.30 12.00 12.30 1.00

Religious Programming. Sport Box. (G) Getaway. (G, R) The Enforcers. (G, R) Better Homes And Gardens. (G, R) 2.00 Outnumbered. (PGR, R) 2.35 Super Rugby Preview. (G) 4.30 Three Hungry Boys. (G, R) 5.00 Export Gold Match Fishing League. (G) 5.30 Prime News. 6.00 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G) 6.30 Rick Stein’s Food Heroes. (G) 7.00 Storage Wars. (G) The Storage Wars bidders arrive in small town America, where the oddities abound. 7.30 Top Gear. (PGR) Jeremy, James and Richard adventure down the Nile, tinker with the concept of the hybrid microcar and attempt to take a Bentley off road. 8.45 Weekend Murders: Lewis. (AO) (FINAL) A visiting professor is found strangled after delivering a controversial lecture and Lewis and Hathaway have no shortage of suspects, however their investigation suddenly takes an unexpected turn. 10.40 Sea Patrol. (PGR) 11.40 Boardwalk Empire. (AO, R) 12.50 Home Shopping. (G)

MONDAy 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 12.00 12.55 1.50 2.45 4.00

Home Shopping. (G) The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) The Doctors. (G) The Jeff Probst Show. (G) America’s Got Talent. (G, R) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R) The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000 each night. 5.30 Prime News. 12.00 Home Shopping. (G) 1.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.00 Home Shopping. (G)

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

MOVIE Love & Other Drugs TV3, 8.30pm, Sunday As cocky Viagra rep Jamie, Jake Gyllenhaal is a Casanova of the ’90s who enters into a fling with Maggie (Anne Hathaway), a young woman with Parkinson’s disease. There’s plenty of flesh on display as the pair throw themselves into their fledgling relationship which inevitably follows the beaten Hollywood path from casual to melodramatically serious. The perfomances are strong but director Edward Zwick flicks too suddenly between comedy and drama.

FOUR 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.25 Scaredy Squirrel. (G, R) 7.50 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.20 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 8.45 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5. (G, R) 9.10 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused. (G, R) 9.35 Power Rangers: Samurai. (G) 10.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.30 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.40 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 4.05 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.35 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.05 Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.30 Clueless. (G, R) 6.00 Life’s Funniest Moments. (G, R) 6.30 FILM: Casper. (1995, PGR, R) Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle. A friendly ghost and a young girl try to rid a haunted house of its ghostly inhabitants. 8.30 The Simpsons. (PGR, R) The Simpson family share in three spooky tales. 9.00 FILM: Silent Hill. (2006, AO, R) Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell. A mother searches for her missing daughter and ends up in the terrifying town of Silent Hill. 11.20 Excused. (AO) 11.45 Excused. (AO)

SUNDAy

6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.25 Scaredy Squirrel. (G, R) 7.50 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.15 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 8.40 The Mighty B! (G, R) 9.00 The Mighty B! (G, R) 9.25 Dora The Explorer. (G, R) 9.55 Sticky TV Omnibus. (G) 12.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.30 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.40 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 4.05 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.35 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.05 Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.30 Clueless. (G, R) 6.00 Life’s Funniest Moments. (G, R) Life’s Funniest Moments features hilarious, viewer-submitted video clips from around the world. 6.30 Top Chef Masters. (G) The chefs help a man propose to his unwitting girlfriend by serving up a six-course feast that represents various stages of their relationship. 7.30 Beauty & The Geek Australia. (PGR, R) 9.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PGR, R) Audrey starts her own cookie business after she gets bored with not having a job. 9.30 Raising Hope. (G) Hope’s early signs of aboveaverage intelligence inspire Jimmy to return to school to take the high-school equivalency exam. 10.00 The Ricky Gervais Show. (AO, R) Topics include Karl’s pitch to a movie studio, and entries from Karl’s diary about Australia, camping and visiting his girlfriend’s parents. 10.30 Better Off Ted. (PGR, R) 11.00 Entertainment Tonight Weekend. (G) 11.50 Infomercials. (G)

MONDAy

6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV. (G, R) 7.30 Monsuno. (G, R) 7.55 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. (G, R) 8.20 Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures. (G, R) 8.45 Bananas In Pyjamas. (G, R) 8.55 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.05 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.20 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.25 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 9.55 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion. (G) 10.05 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 12.00 Infomercials. 0902


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The Box 6.00 The Simpsons Super Saturday. (PG) 8.05 Deadliest Warrior. (M) 8.55 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.20 Flashpoint. (M) 10.10 Raw. (M) 1.10 24. (M) 2.00 24. (M) 2.50 24. (M) 3.40 24. (M) 4.30 The Simpsons Super Saturday. (PG) 7.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.30 Chuck. (M) 8.30 Deadliest Warrior. (M) 9.30 Spartacus: Vengeance. (18) 10.30 TNA Impact Wrestling. (M) 12.30 24. (M) 1.20 24. (M) 2.15 24. (M) 3.10 Spartacus: Vengeance. (18) 4.10 Girls Gone Wild. (18) 4.40 24. (M) 5.35 The Simpsons. (PG)

SuNDAy 6.00 6.50 7.40 8.30 9.20 11.10

24. (M) 24. (M) 24. (M) 24. (M) TNA Impact Wrestling. (M) The Simpsons Marathon. (PG) 1.15 Chuck. (M) 2.05 Deadliest Warrior. (M) 3.00 Raw. (M) 5.45 WWE Main Event. (M) 6.45 Smackdown. (M) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (M) 9.30 Criminal Minds. (M) 10.30 The Beast. (M) 11.30 WWE Main Event. (M) 12.30 Smackdown. (M) 2.15 Criminal Minds. (M) 3.05 Criminal Minds. (M) 3.55 Family Business. (18) 4.25 The Beast. (M) 5.15 Chuck. (M)

MoNDAy 6.00 6.50 7.15 7.40

NyPD Blue. (M) The Simpsons. (PG) Pawn Stars. (PG) 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) 10.45 WWE Main Event. (M) 11.35 Smackdown. (M) 1.20 NyPD Blue. (M) 2.15 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 2.40 Cash Cab uSA. (PG) 3.05 24. (M) 4.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 4.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 5.00 Law & order. (M) 12.30 24. (M) 1.20 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 1.45 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 2.10 NYPD Blue. (M) 3.05 CSI: New York. (M) 3.55 CSI: New York. (M) 4.45 24. (M) 5.35 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG)

Sky Movies 1 Movie Greats 6.55 Rio. (2011, G) 8.30 Captain America: The First Avenger. (2011, M) 10.35 It’s Kind of A Funny Story. (2010, M) 12.15 The Fighter. (2010, 16) 2.10 True Justice 2: Vengeance Is Mine. (2012, M) 3.40 127 Hours. (2010, 16) James Franco, Kate Mara. 5.15 Source Code. (2011, M) Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan. A helicopter pilot recruited for a topsecret military operation finds himself on a startlingly different kind of mission. 6.50 Larry Crowne. (2011, M) Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts. 8.30 Jane Eyre. (2011, M) Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender. A young governess softens the heart of her surly employer, only to discover that he is hiding a terrible secret. 10.35 Contraband. (2012, 16) Mark Wahlberg. 12.25 The Tooth Fairy. (2006, 16) 1.55 Making of Battleship. (2012, M) 2.15 True Justice 2: Vengeance Is Mine. (2012, M) 3.45 The Tooth Fairy. (2006, 16) 5.15 Source Code. (2011, M)

SuNDAy

6.50 Making of Battleship. (2012, M) 7.10 127 Hours. (2010, 16) 8.45 Larry Crowne. (2011, M) 10.25 Contraband. (2012, 16) 12.15 Jane Eyre. (2011, M) 2.15 Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. (2011, M) 3.45 Mr: Popper’s Penguins. (2011, G) Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino. When a driven businessman inherits six penguins, the penguins turn his swanky apartment into a winter wonderland and his life upside down. 5.20 Senna. (2010, M) Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost. The story of legendary Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna - who won the world championship three times before his death. 7.05 Chronicle. (2012, M) Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell. 8.30 American Reunion. (2012, 16) Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan. Everyone from the comedy classic return to East Great Falls for their ten-year high-school reunion for a weekend they will never forget. 10.25 Fast Five. (2011, M) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker.

MoNDAy

6.25 Senna. (2010, M) Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost. 8.10 Fast Five. (2011, M) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker. 10.20 Chronicle. (2012, M) Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell. 11.45 American Reunion. (2012, 16) Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan. 1.40 Jumping The Broom. (2011, M) Angela Bassett, Paula Patton. 3.30 yogi Bear. (2010, G) Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake. 4.50 Secretariat. (2011, G) Diane Lane, John Malkovich.

6.00 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Xtreme Life TV 9.30 TheDRIVEtv 10.00 Life FM presents 11.00 The One to One Show 11.30 Footnote 12.00 The Verdict of Science 12.30 Facing the Canon 1.00 Christianity Explored 1.30 Building a Difference 2.00 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 2.30 Joni and Friends 3.00 Journey into the Amazon 3.30 From Heartache to Hope 4.00 Battles Christians Face 4.30 Facing the Canon 5.00 The Verdict of Science 5.30 Give Me An Answer 6.00 Incredible Creatures 6.30 Building a Difference 7.00 Joni and Friends 7.30

6.30 Metro. (1997, 16) 8.30 Weekend At Bernie’s. (1989, M) 10.10 Poseidon. (2006, M) 11.50 Dodgeball: A True underdog Story. (2003, M) 1.25 Dead Calm. (1989, M) 3.05 The Ringer. (2003, M) Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl. A man discovers what it is really like to be ‘special’ when he attempts to fix the Special Olympics in order to clear a bad debt. 4.40 underworld. (2003, 16) Kate Beckinsale. A centuries-old war between aristocratic, sophisticated vampires and brutal, feral werewolves comes to a head when a beautiful vampire warrior falls for a werewolf. 6.40 Forgetting Sarah Marshall. (2008, 16) Jason Segel, Kristen Bell. 8.30 Twelve Monkeys. (1995, M) Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt. In a world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the virus that has wiped out most of the human race. 10.40 The Hunted. (2003, 16) Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro. 12.15 The Ringer. (2003, M) 1.50 Forgetting Sarah Marshall. (2008, 16) 3.40 underworld. (2003, 16) 5.40 The Hunted. (2003, 16)

SuNDAy

7.15 Twelve Monkeys. (1995, M) 9.25 The Ringer. (2003, M) 11.00 Forgetting Sarah Marshall. (2008, 16) 12.50 The Hunted. (2003, 16) 2.25 Moulin Rouge. (2001, M) 4.30 Waterworld. (1995, M) Kevin Costner. Oscar®nominated futuristic adventure set in a world dominated by the sea. A lone mariner tries to help a woman and her daughter survive evil forces. 6.45 Two Weeks Notice. (2002, PG) Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant. 8.30 Blood Diamond. (2006, 16) Leonardo DiCaprio. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, a smuggler and a fisherman unite to recover a rare diamond and rescue the fisherman’s son. 10.55 Con Air. (1997, 18) Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich.

MoNDAy

6.50 Con Air. (1997, 18) Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich. 8.45 Blood Diamond. (2006, 16) Leonardo DiCaprio. 11.05 Moulin Rouge. (2001, M) Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor. 1.15 Two Weeks Notice. (2002, PG) Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant. 2.55 Con Air. (1997, 18) Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich. 4.50 Wimbledon. (2004, M) Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill.

Sky Sport 1

Sky Sport 2

6.00 Motorsport. Toyota Racing Series. Round Four. 7.00 Basketball. NBL. NZ Breakers v Perth Wildcats. Highlights. 8.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Joburg Open Round Two. Highlights. 9.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. At&T Pebble Beach National ProAm Round Two. Live. 12.00 Cricket. Highlights. 1.00 The ultimate Fighter: Aussie v uK. 2.00 uFC Wired. 3.00 Soccer. A-League. Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory. Replay. 5.00 Motorsport. FIA World Rally Championship. Sweden Day One. Highlights. 5.30 Cricket. Fourth ODI. Australiav West Indies. Highlights. 6.30 Cricket. From Eden Park, Auckland. Live. 10.30 The Cricket Show. 11.00 Cricket. Fourth ODI. Australiav West Indies. Highlights. 12.00 ICC Cricket 360. 12.30 Triathlon. Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Ironman & Ironwoman. Round Four. Replay. 3.53 Soccer. English Premier League. Sunderland v Arsenal. Live.

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Shred with Your Friends 8.30: David Berkowitz 9.00 Footnote 9.30 Nzone Focus 10.00 Christianity Explored 10.30 Facing the Canon 11.00 Give Me An Answer 11.30 Joni and Friends 12.00 Nzone Focus 12.30 Incredible Creatures 1.00 Journey into the Amazon 1.30 Footnote 2.00 Facing the Canon 2.30 Christianity Explored 3.00 FEATURE: Shred with Your Friends 4.00 FEATURE: David Berkowitz 4.30 Incredible Creatures 5.00 Give Me An Answer 5.30 Running With Fire SuNDAy 6.00 Living Truth: Charles Price 7.00 TQ 7.30 The Lads TV 8.00

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Crowd Goes Wild. The Cricket Show. Cricket. Highlights. ICC Cricket 360. Athletics. The Slateman Triathlon. Crowd Goes Wild. Soccer. EPL. West Brom v Tottenham. Highlights. Premier League Review. Premier League Preview. Soccer. A-League. Replay. Crowd Goes Wild. Motorsport. Toyota Racing Series. Round Four. Golf. US PGA Tour. Highlights. Golf. European PGA Tour. Joburg Open Round Two. The ultimate Fighter: Aussie v uK. uFC Wired. Soccer. A-League. Melbourne Heart v Perth Glory. Live. Soccer. A-League. Western Sydney v Newcastle Jets. Live. Motorsport. FIA World Rally Championship. Sweden Day One. Highlights. Athletics. The Slateman Triathlon. Premier League Preview. Soccer. EPL. Tottenham v Newcastle. Live. Soccer. EPL. Chelsea v Wigan. Live.

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6.00 Soccer. EPL. Southampton v Manchester City. Live. 8.30 Soccer. EPL. Swansea City v Queens Park Rangers. Delayed. 10.30 Rugby Sevens. IRB Sevens World Series. Las Vegas Day One. Highlights. 12.00 Triathlon. Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Ironman & Ironwoman. Round Four. Replay. 3.00 The ultimate Fighter: Aussie v uK. 4.00 Basketball. NBL. Adelaide 36ers v Melbourne Tigers. Live. 6.00 SKy Sport What’s on. 6.30 Athletics. The Slateman Triathlon. 7.00 The ITM Fishing Show. 7.30 Basketball. NBL. Sydney Kings v NZ Breakers. Replay. 9.30 Basketball. NBL. Adelaide 36ers v Melbourne Tigers. Replay. 11.30 The ITM Fishing Show. 12.00 Soccer. EPL Chelsea v Wigan. Replay. 2.00 SKy Sport What’s on. 2.23 Soccer. EPL. Aston Villa v West Ham. Live. 4.53 Soccer. EPL. Manchester United v Everton. Live.

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7.00 Lawn Bowls. World Championships. Men’s Pairs Final. 9.00 The Cricket Show. 9.30 Lawn Bowls. World Championships. Men’s Singles First Semi-final. 11.30 Cricket. Fifth ODI. Australia v West Indies. Highlights. 12.30 Soccer. EPL. Norwich City v Fulham. Replay. 2.30 Soccer. EPL. Chelsea v Wigan. Highlights. 3.30 Basketball. NBL. Replay. 5.30 Cricket. Replay.

Discovery 6.00 6.30 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.30 1.00 1.30 2.00 2.30 3.30 4.30 5.30 6.30 7.30 8.30

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Connect. (PG) River Monsters. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) ET Fishing Escapes. (PG) off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) Shark Fight. (M) Auction Kings. (PG) Auction Hunters. (PG) Magic of Science. (PG) Auction Kings. (PG) Mythbusters Dirty Dozen. (PG) Flying Wild Alaska. (PG) Megastorm. (PG) yukon Men. (M) American Guns. (M) Alien Invasion: Are We Ready? (PG) Gold Rush. (PG) Million Dollar Season: Todd doubles down with two claims and twice the crew. Dakota Fred’s glory hole is thought to contain millions in gold. Parker hires a new crew and sets his sights on new land. Sons of Guns. (M) River Monsters: untold Stories. (PG) Swords: Life on The Line. (PG) Call 911. (PG) Destroyed In Seconds. (PG) Gold Rush: Alaska. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) We Built This City. (PG)

SuNDAy 6.30 7.30 9.30 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.30 1.30 2.30 7.30 8.30

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River Monsters. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) ET Fishing Escapes. (PG) off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) River Monsters: untold Stories. (PG) Hell And Back. (PG) Alien Invasion: Are We Ready? (PG) yukon Men. (M) America’s Most Secret. (PG) Auction Kings. (PG) The Gallery 63 crew auction off an 1800s baby scale and an enormous collection of vintage and modern fishing gear. Auction Hunters. (PG) American Guns. (M) Megastorm. (PG) Mythbusters Dirty Dozen. (PG) I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) American Loggers. (PG) Body Invaders. (M) I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) Nightmare Next Door. (M) Disappeared. (M)

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Dirty Jobs. (PG) American Loggers. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Nightmare Next Door. (M) I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) Stalked: Someone’s Watching. (M) I Was Murdered. (M) Disappeared. (M) Body Invaders. (M) American Loggers. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG)

The Storykeepers 8.30 Connection Point 9.00 In Touch 10.00 Life Questions 10.30 Word For You 11.00 Songs of Praise 11.35 Quick Study 12.00 THE BIBLE SERIES: Solomon 1.30 FEATURE: Shred with Your Friends 2.30 Precious Memories 3.00 Hour of Power 4.00 In Touch 5.00 Living Truth: Charles Price 6.00 Running With Fire 6.30 Facing the Canon 7.00 Nzone Focus 7.30 Songs of Praise 8.05 Precious Memories 8.30 David Jeremiah 9.30 THE BIBLE SERIES: Solomon 11.00 FEATURE: Shred with Your Friends 12.00 Late Programs.

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To place a trades & services ad, call 307-7900 or email classifieds@theguardian.co.nz

Alps

HEAT PUMPS

Continuous Spouting Need new spouting, fascia and downpipes? Give Ben a call for a free quote. All jobs guaranteed.

KEEP YOUR HOME THE PERFECT TEMPERATURE

HEAT PUMPS Perfect all year round

• Wall or Floor mounted available • Most models will continue to heat even with outside temperatures of minus 15°C

Manufacturers and installers of continuous spouting, fascia and downpipes.

electriCOOL Ltd

Ben Kruger • Phone 308 4380 or 021 808 739 • email: benkruger@xtra.co.nz

Phone Paul Crequer, your local authorised Daikin dealer for a free quote on all domestic and commercial systems.

Mobile Mower servicing

HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVER LICENCING Certified Assessor for licencing from Learner to Full • Licence classer 2 - 5 • Wheels, tracks & roller endorsements • NZTA Certified • Tranzqual Assessor Drive Rite - But Keep Left

• Rotary Mowers • Reel Mowers • Ride on Mowers • Chainsaws Ashburton 308-6173 - Methven 303-3178 • Water blasters • Rotary Hoes • Small Motor Repairs • Generators

Contact Paul McCormick

Phone 03 307 7402 Mob 027 433 5766

Got a tree troubling you?

You need Four Seasons Treecare, your local tree experts! • Pruning • Felling • Branch chipping (up to 12”)

• Hedge trimming • Powerline clearance • Stumpgrinding • Dismantling

Stan Keeley, Owner

Ph 307-0002 - Mobile 021 88 34 36

Roofing Specialists

Free Measure & quote

We specialise in:

• New roofs and re-roofs • Glendeck 5 rib • Corrugated iron • Fascia, gutters and down pipes • Qualified fixers.

03 307 0593 or 0508-453-696 North park drive

0800 559 255 for a free quote

CLEANERS EXECUTIVE HOME CLEANING (2012)

CHIMNEY CLEANING

Carrs Chimney Cleaning

We will clean anything from the mountains to the sea.

Ashburton and surrounding areas

Call Sandra and the team on 03 307 8184 or 027 292 0180

Phone Rodney

and leave a message

03 324 2999

Home • Commercial • Office

Trucks and trailer of semi dry firewood delivered. Bluegum, Oregon and Oldman Pine... that’s the good stuff

LIGHT ENGINEERING / SHEET METAL FABRICATORS • Trailer and Crate • Moisture Meters • Harvest Repairs • Trailer & Crate Repairs • Farm Crates/Bullbars Repairs • Farm Crates/Bullbars • Grain Spears • Panel Repairs • Tube and Pipe Bending • Panel Repairs • Tube & Pipe Bending • Component • Component Manufacturing • • Machinery Guards • Flashings/Ducting Flashings/Ducting Manufacturing

• Machinery Guards • Moisture Meters

• Harvest Repairs • Grain Spears

CALL ME OR TEXT ME.

Minimum 4 m3 RINI Contracting Ltd

Eftpos available. Hurry and order now!

Call or Txt me 027 451 7300

CALL ME OR TEXT ME.

Phone 308-9040 • 21 McNally Street, Ashburton Ask for: Luis or Mark

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The destination for jobs Over 30 jobs every week The meeting place for Ashburton District employers and employees To place an ad, call 307-7900 or classifieds@theguardian.co.nz

TEAM LEADER/ SALES PERSON

Community Safety Ambassadors

To place a trades & services ad, call 307-7900 or email classifieds@theguardian.co.nz

We are looking for an additional staff member to work within our Community Safety Team. This initiative is aimed at creating a safer community and enhancing the local town centre environment. Are you passionate about improving the safety of our community

GARDEN MAINTENANCE

attention: property owners For your rural, residential and commercial property maintenance contact us.

9 Inspire trust and always acts honestly and ethically 9 Non-threatening, excellent people and communication skills, with a professional image 9 Has a natural ability to interact pleasantly and politely with all members of the public This is a paid part time position working once every third weekend. Hours of work will be from 10:00pm to 4:00am Friday and Saturday evenings with some additional hours required for training purposes one Tuesday evening per month.

• Landscape and garden renovations • Ride-on Lawnmowing • Gardening • Hedge trimming • Clean-ups

For an application pack or additional information contact

Don, Sue & Chris Cooper 027 339 6350 or a/h 03 308 9257

Jenny Reed: 20 William Street, Ashburton, Ph: 03 308 1395 ext 703 Email: jenny@saferashburton.org.nz

An opportunity has come up for a full time team member to join our team in Ashburton. Mitre 10 Ashburton is a well established part of the Mitre 10 brand with stores in three locations Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru. We are a family owned business with a family feel and focused on giving our customers our very best. The ideal person for this position would need the following attributes: • Possess outstanding customer service skills • Exercise honesty and fairness in all areas • Have an outstanding of the importance of One Team • The ability to strive for excellence • Good computing skills are needed as well as an interest in DIY and decorating would be an advantage but not essential. Some weekend work will apply. This is a good opportunity for the right person to be part of a great team and make a contribution to a growing business. Please forward your c.v and covering letter to: HR.Ashburton@mitre10.co.nz or post to P.O. Box 35, Ashburton. 7740. All applications remain confidential and close on Monday 18th February 2013

We’ve got you covered!

See us for all.....

Café Time - Café/Bakery Part-time Baker Wanted

* Hay covers * Motorbike covers * Ute covers * Furniture * Boats covers * Shade sails

A vacancy has become available at our busy Café/ Bakery for a part-time Bakers position. The position covers a very wide range of baking and includes some weekend work.

Casual Part-time Staff Wanted

115 Archibald Street, Ashburton. Phone 307 2354 Email address: tincanup@xtra.co.nz

A vacancy has become available for a casual café assistant, a wide variety of duties including working with customers, food prep, coffees etc. Must be available for weekend work. In both positions, experience would be preferred but not necessary as full training will be given.

painting & Decorating contractors

if you are renovating or building a new home you need someone to trust in all your painting and Decorating neeDS – commercial or residential. • Interior decorating • Exterior decorating • Wallpapering • Waterblasting • roof painting

If you want to join our fun, hard working team, please phone Scott or Lisa on 307 2776/ 021 664 887. After hours 308 1505.

Full Time Produce Assistant We require a person to join the team in our Produce Department at our supermarket. Days and hours will be: • • • • •

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

12.00 pm – 8.00 pm 12.00 pm – 8.00 pm 8.00 am – 5.00 pm 8.00 am – 5.00 pm 3.00 am – 12.00 pm

Clean and tidy presentation, good communication skills and reliable work habits are essential. If you enjoy working as part of a friendly team in a positive workplace, and you think this role may suit you - apply to: H R Manager Ashburton New World P O Box 444 Ashburton 7700 Or e-mail to: donalda.hartley@newworld-si.co.nz Applications close: 17th February, 2013

Ashburton Greg Trudgeon

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Sales Staff

A chance to join an energetic sales team. We are seeking someone who is: » Enthusiastic about sales » A keen interest in sports and the outdoors Hours of work would be 12 noon to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, including Saturdays 10am - 4pm.

Shade and Motor Trimming

Ashburton Canvas 120 Moore Street behind Masterguard

John Webster

REPAIRS

SHADE

* Motorbike seats * Caravan Squabs * Sail Shades * Awnings

We are also seeking a school leaver or adult sales person for:

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* Hay covers * Roll out bin covers * Ute covers

» Saturday’s 10am - 4pm » A keen interest in sports and the outdoors

Applications close February 14, 2013. Please reply to: The Manager The Frontrunner P O Box 321 Ashburton 7740

2013 Annual Production • Show Director • Musical Director • Choreographer The MCCT is seeking applications from those persons interested in Directing our 2013 Production. If you have a love of the theatre, are enthusiastic, motivated and have the skills to guide our cast and enjoy the challenges of working with children. We need to hear from you. Please phone the Secretary - Karen Wilson, 302 6882 (evenings) for further information.

* Roll out blinds

Phone: 03 307 7307 | Mobile: 027 362 8231

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CANTERBURY SEED

Canterbury Seed Company is one of the largest marketers of cereal grains in New Zealand, working with a large base of growers to supply grain and seed products to a range of customers from flour mills to dairy farmers. We have experienced staff with expert knowledge of New Zealand’s milling and grain industry and the ability to connect sellers and buyers effectively. Reporting to the Grains Manager, we are seeking a Relationship Manager with excellent interpersonal skills to not only maintain key relationships but develop and expand our grower and customer base. This position involves:  Maintaining key relationships in respect to grain customers and growers  Developing new relationships with customers and growers  Assisting in the purchasing of grain  Managing day to day logistics and contract administration  Responsibility for collation and testing of samples  Ensuring timely communication with growers To be successful in this role you will need:  Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence in dealing with different people and personalities  Experience facilitating strong work/client relationships  Well developed communication skills  Attention to detail and accuracy in all areas  Understanding of the local seed industry  To be a team player and willingly participate with others to achieve common goals

If you know you have the experience and qualities we need, like a new challenge and would like to work for a company providing excellent service to Canterbury farmers then please apply by emailing your application including your C.V. by Wednesday 20th February 2013 to: Sarah Adams, General Manager Sales & Marketing, Canterbury Seed Company Ltd. Email: sarah.adams@canseed.co.nz

The OPPORTUNITY

Work with our Council to ensure Ashburton District achieves its vision of being the district of choice for lifestyle and opportunity. We have a growing population of 31,000, attracted by some of New Zealand’s most productive and diverse agricultural land and significant agricultural processing facilities. Combine this with easy access to some of the best skiing in New Zealand, the picturesque high country and world renowned rivers and you have a compelling lifestyle package. Leading 130 employees, the Chief Executive will provide clear advice to the Council, communicate and engage effectively with our community and lead the development of Council’s plans and priorities. The Council is looking to appoint a talented Chief Executive who can turn inspiring vision into operational direction and decisions. Attributes that will ensure the successful candidate stands out from the crowd will include:

As part of the wider Winslow and Carr Group of businesses, we offer our staff excellent working conditions and company benefits. Based in our brand new offices in Ashburton, you will work within a large team encompassing all Winslow businesses (Canterbury Seed, Winslow Contracting and Lely Center Ashburton).

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Ashburton McDonalds – Shift Manager Do you have imagination, energy, a positive attitude and boundless enthusiasm? Do you thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment? Will you thrive in a people and systems orientated environment? Yes? Then the Shift Manager position at the Ashburton restaurant could be the role for you! This is a fantastic role for you if you love variety and challenge, but also enjoy the day-to-day buzz of leading a number of staff and growing and contributing to McDonalds as a whole.

• Superior communication and relationship management skills. • A clear understanding of the local government sector and the role of elected members. • Proven financial and business acumen with executive management experience. • The ability to provide effective and constructive oversight of large-scale projects. • A genuine commitment to our community and an appreciation of its diversity and values. This role will appeal to someone who is passionate about the possibilities offered by provincial New Zealand and motivated by the exciting future this position offers. Further information including a position description is available at 3:24 PM www.eqiglobal.com

The PERSON We are looking for resourceful self-starter with exceptional people skills, and strong passion for Customer Service. Someone who wants to “learn while they earn”. Flexibility is also a must, as the hours are varied due to the 24-hour nature of our business. Initiative, strong organisational ability, impeccable communication skills is imperative, although having a strong knowledge of McDonalds is not essential as training will be provided. Your team-player attitude and ability to relate to people at all levels is however essential, as is your sense of humour!

ARE YOU THE ONE If we have just described you, please send your covering letter and CV to davewhalley@xtra.co.nz before 5pm on Sunday 10th February 2013 or phone Dave direct on 0274-3604-90

GUARDIAN CLASSIFIEDS PHONE 307 7965

Please phone Warren On: 027 438 3337.

Relief Milker Required 780 cows New 60 bail rotary Full milking and wash down required Located at Lauriston

Contact Bernie

027 281 4755 PART TIME CLEANERS Leading specialist outsourced sanitation provider requires a Leading Hand for cleaners for night shift work 5-6 days a week at an export meat processing facility in the Ashburton region. You will need to be committed to delivering quality work performance each shift. Process cleaning experience preferable but not essential as full training will be provided. Must have reliable transport.

Applications close Friday, 1 March 2013.

Contact: Andre Beukes on (027) 700 8870 or email andre.biogiene@gmail.com or Faried Jamodien on 021 934 060 or email faried@biogiene.co.nz

Applications and confidential enquiries can be made to: Graham Ewing or Kerrie McGirr search@eqiglobal.com or phone: +64 3 377 7793

Parts Person / Warehouse

The purpose of this role is to lead and develop people, to execute outstanding Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value and to execute outstanding support to the Restaurant Manager and Senior Management Team. Some key areas of your responsibilities will be around developing yourself, meeting and exceeding Quality, Service and Cleanliness and sales targets, Cash handling, and upholding workplace safety.

required for new builds, alterations, renovations and repair work. Immediate start.

Quarry Plant Operator Permanent Full-time Mt Alford

Mt Alford Quarry is a limestone quarry operation located in Alford Forest, Mid-Canterbury and is one of three Rorisons RMD Limited quarries supporting the agricultural industry. We are seeking an enthusiast and energetic person to join our Mt Alford Quarry team. To be a successful candidate for this role, it is essential you have a ‘can do’ attitude and are keen and willing to learn. You must be hard working and reliable. You must also be a team player who is able to work well independently. Experience in operating heavy machinery and a basic understanding of things mechanical is essential. You must have a current drivers licence.

Automotive BNT Automotive is a major distributor of replacement parts to the automotive aftermarket and is considered a leader in its field. We have a vacancy at our Ashburton Branch for a Parts / Warehouse Person. Duties will be varied and will include customer service duties, general warehouse duties, inwards goods and despatch. Some heavy lifting will be involved. The person we are looking for will be reliable, tidy in appearance, have good communication skills, and a willingness to learn. Please apply to the Branch Manager, BNT Ashburton, 107 Moore Street, Ashburton 7700, phone: 03 307 6192 or email: bnt7701@bntnz.co.nz

www.bntnz.co.nz

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Experienced Carpenter, Hammer Hand

Please apply in writing and enclose your CV to: jobvacancy@rorisons.co.nz or Operations Manager PO Box 4139 Mount Maunganui South Applications close on Monday 15th February 2013. Successful applicants will be required to pass a preemployment medical and drugs screen.

Guardian Classifieds Phone 307 7900

To promote your business in any of the Ashburton Guardian products, call me now

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The voice of Mid Canterbury 24/7

ADVERTISING CONSULTANT

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Graphic Designer

Advertising Department of a daily paid newspaper

We have a vacancy for a full-time Senior Graphic Designer to play an integral role in the advertising team for the Ashburton Guardian daily newspaper and other locally generated publications. Our sales people require a clever designer with flair to create successful campaign concepts for our clients. The successful candidate will not only produce accurate, quality work - they will also have the “X” factor when it comes to understanding how to attract attention and create a buying response by our readers. The role also includes the co-ordination, design and layout of editorial and advertising for our feature publications. The following skills are necessary: • A formal qualification in Graphic Design • Excellent verbal and written skills • The ability to multi-task easily and work well in a team • Prepared to work to tight deadlines • Always prepared to go the extra mile Applications close February 22, 2013, March 2013 start If you meet the above criteria, have the energy and enthusiasm to complement our professional team, please send your resume, with examples of recent work detailing your skills and experience, to:Desme Daniels, Advertising Manager PO Box 77, Ashburton 7740 or email desme.d@theguardian.co.nz

Our People, Our Place, Our Guardian.

Motor Mechanic Or Service Person Motor Mechanic or Service Person required for a busy workshop to work on a wide range of cars, light commercials and boats.

Rural Media Sales Consultant

* Must have current drivers licence * Work well with others * Maintain a high standard of workmanship * Able to work with minimum supervision If this sounds like a job for you, apply to:

Triangle Garage Phone 03 308 6722

The ideal candidate will have previous experience selling within the rural sector, be sales focused and target orientated, bright, energetic, with an exceptional customer service ethic and a proven rural sales track record. A high level of professionalism, personal integrity, drive and motivation to succeed is expected as is a commitment to providing the best possible outcome for the client. We will provide you with the training and support to offer your clients a superior professional service, to bring them the results they expect and more. The Ashburton Guardian offers an excellent remuneration package and is a great place to work. If you are an experienced sales professional with a proven history of delivering the highest levels of client service to achieve your personal and professional goals, then you should apply in writing, with confidence to: Desme Daniels Sales Manager Ashburton Guardian 03 307 7974 Applications close February 15, 2013.

Our People, Our Place, Our Guardian.

We are seeking a star quality person to join our team. This is a new role which will involve all areas of support for our Sales Reps and the Sales Manager. The customer services portion of the role will complement the sales team and will incorporate everything from processing advert bookings, providing clients with pricing and general information covering all aspects of advertising media that we offer. This role will suit someone who has worked in a fast paced sales environment previously and is used to working to strict deadlines and budgets. The successful candidate will have the following attributes and skills: • Well presented as client meetings may be required • Well spoken, easily understood telephone manner • Excellent written English for proofing adverts and editorial • Computer literacy, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, In design (preferred not essential) • Attention to detail and accuracy • Team player with strong work ethic • Customer focused • Enthusiastic and self motivated The role involves: • Advert bookings • Customer pricing support • Support for sales reps and Sales Manager • Customer data base maintenance • Liaising with the production team to ensure adverts are proofed prior to print deadlines To succeed in this role you must be a team player, able to prioritise your work load and be extremely customer focused. You will take pride in delivering excellent customer outcomes and superior customer service every time. We require someone willing to go above and beyond when required – not a clock watcher. You will be keen to learn and improve performance and procedures, be proactive and self-motivated and thrive in a busy advertising sales environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. This exciting opportunity offers good prospects for advancement as ideally we would look to employ someone who can grow with the company and with a good knowledge of the advertising industry would in time have the ability to progress to an sales representative position. If the above role sounds like your kind of challenge then you should apply in writing, with confidence, to:- Desme Daniels Sales Manager Ashburton Guardian 03 307 7974

We have vacancy for a professional rural advertising sales consultant to join our newspaper and web sales team. This position will provide you with great opportunities to be innovative and creative in an exciting team environment. You will have the opportunity to work closely with rural business owners/managers to develop their own individual advertising strategy and will be responsible for advising, creating and implementing their advertising in Ashburton’s leading media.

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Waireka Croquet Club (Inc) invite applications for the position of Greenkeeper to maintain our Croquet greens area situated in the Ashburton Domain, Philip Street.

Our People, Our Place, Our Guardian.

The contract would involve at least twice weekly mowing through the season and possibly further aspects of green keeping to keep out grounds to the high standard they are now. The successful applicant would need their own mower. Would interested parties please apply in writing to: Waireka Croquet Club C/- The Secretary Mrs Sue Lamb 49 Short Street Ashburton 7700 Or email twolambs@slingshot.co.nz Applications close Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Feedlot Operator Five Star Beef Ltd operates a large scale beef feedlot at Wakanui, Ashburton that finishes up to 35,000 cattle annually and wishes to employ a suitable person for the above position. This full time position involves being part of a small team which is responsible for

Building Supplies Customer Service 20 hrs week

Mitre 10 MEGA have a vacancy to join the busy team in building supplies. This position is for 20 hours per week and will include rostered weekends. The position would suit a retired person or a student with an interest in building or D.I.Y. If you think this is of interest to you, please send your covering letter and c.v. to: HR.Ashburton@mitre10.co.nz or post to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 35, Ashburton 7740.

the feeding of cattle and requires the following: • Operation of a variety of machinery including feed truck and other feedlot vehicles and plant. • The undertaking of feedlot duties involved with feeding, maintenance, waste management and general duties. • Ability to work rostered weekends. Machinery experience is preferred although full training will be provided to the successful applicant. The suitable applicant will be reliable, willing to learn and able to work within a small team of people. Applicants should visit our website www.anzcofoods.com and “Apply Online” via the “Our Careers” tab. Alternatively send a CV with covering letter and references to: Feedlot Operator, Five Star Beef Ltd, PO Box 42, Ashburton. Phone: 03 308 1599, Email: anna@fivestarbeef.co.nz




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BUYERS OF ALL METALS

TEAM LEADER – Stockfeed Manufacturing Ashburton

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Copper, Brass, Aluminium etc.

SealesWinslow Ltd is a leading New Zealand compound ruminant feed manufacturer, offering farmers the highest quality, unique, proven and reliable animal feed and nutrition products. As part of the growth and development of SealesWinslow we are looking for experienced Team Leaders in our Ashburton Mill. If you are a team player, have a passion for excellence and the agricultural sector, this may be the career path for you.

Restricted Fire Season – Ashburton District Plains And Foothills

Mid-Canterbury Metal Recycling

Notice is hereby given that the part of the Ashburton Plains for which the Ashburton District Council is the Rural Fire Authority, is imposed with a RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON for the period midnight Friday 25 January 2013 until further notice.

10A McGregor Lane, Riverside Estate

This means that the lighting of fires in the open air in the Ashburton District is prohibited without permit except as below. A permit is required from the Department of Conservation for any fires on or within 1 km of any Crown land.

Licensed Buyer Dealer

As a Team Leader you will utilise your proven experience in leading and motivating a team, as well as your strength in following well-established company policy and plans to ensure operations are efficient and effective. You will also assist with supervisory tasks as appropriate, such as recording results, resolving issues and operating the mills and manufacturing systems.

TF-SCRAP

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A Restricted Fire Season remains in force for the Ashburton Lakes and Rakaia Gorge area.

Phone 308-8959 or 027-228-1467 anytime

On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for ensuring that production targets are met, being active in solving issues and continuous improvement of the site, whilst ensuring the health and safety of yourself and others around you.

EXCEPTIONS DURING RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON:

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Experience in stockfeed manufacturing would be an advantage but not essential. Shift work will be required, therefore your flexibility is essential and in return we can offer you development opportunities and an excellent remuneration package. If you would like to join a successful organisation who values its employees, apply now highlighting your skills to: www.qjumpers.co.nz/QJ8561/3

The following are approved activities allowed under special authority issued under Section 23 of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977: • Gas fuelled barbeques lit in properly constructed containers and gas cookers. • Hangis (subject to specific conditions). • Fires lit in fully enclosed drums (subject to specific conditions). • The burning of agricultural crop residues, stubble or straw (subject to specific conditions).

SUZANNA MACILQUHAM

Application closes on 17 February 2013

Full information is available on the Ashburton District Council website at www. ashburtondc.govt.nz or by contacting Councils Customer Services on (03) 307 7700 (24 hours)

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WEB ID AU28813 WESTSIDE 13 Kelvin Crescent If where you live is important this 3 bedroom home may suit perfectly. Well respected Allenton Crescent, handy to all schools and shopping amenities. The bright living areas flow well with immediate access to outdoor living. Sloped ceiling in lounge gives a feeling of space.

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WEB ID AU28705 WEB ID AU28818 TINWALD TINWALD 92 McMurdo Street 33 Buckleys Terrace Relax and enjoy sunshine and privacy Uninterrupted at rural views on tranquil "your new townhouse". This well Buckleys Terrace. Spacious open plan presented two bedroom (possibly living catching all day sun is a real three), two bathroom townhouse is feature here. Enjoy sitting in the pretty landscaped and waiting for you NOW!sheltered outdoor area with attractive Internal access double garage, loads of plantings. Well fenced for security. Gas storage, HRV, smart kitchen with veryfire will keep you cosy and warm on the generous open plan living, plus more.coldest of days.

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WEB ID AU28813 WESTSIDE 13 Kelvin Crescent If where you live is important this 3 bedroom home may suit perfectly. Well respected Allenton Crescent, handy to all schools and shopping amenities. The bright living areas flow well with immediate access to outdoor living. Sloped ceiling in lounge gives a feeling of space.

$749,000 WEB ID AU27287 WESTSIDE 2 Reflection Place This home is part of the well established Coniston Waters subdivision. Four bedroom home plus office or extra bedroom, three car garaging, ensuite off master bedroom, large dining, living and kitchen area with separate lounge. Walk-in pantry. All on a landscaped 1052sqm section.

AB CONSTRUCTION Building Services In Ashburton We offer a range of quality building services including: New residential houses. Renovations. Garages. Sheds. Suspended ceilings. Light commercial. Fencing. Decking. Paths. Silos & farm buildings. Contact us today for a free quote. Tobie Hartley 021 0236 7167 4

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This position will start as soon as possible. Applications close by Friday, March 1, 2013. Application packs and information are available from: Principal’s Secretary, Mrs E. Lumsden. Contact: ph (03) 302 8437 Ext 2; email college@mthutt.school.nz.

Guardian Classifieds Phone 307 7900

Senior Netball 2013 Registration Night Trials for Senior Players

for all your bearing and seal requirements. Providing Mid Canterbury 60 years of maintenance and mechanical support.

Monday 18 February 6.30pm to 8pm Wednesday 20 February 6.30pm to 8pm We are still seeking new coaches for Senior and Junior Teams for 2013 and new players are always welcome Please contact Kellie Johnson Phone 027 601 3357 or Amy McIntyre (President) Phone 307 0045 (evenings)

Call in and talk to the people that know

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WEB ID AU28813 WEB ID AU28695 WESTSIDE TINWALD 13 Kelvin Crescent 36A Johnstone Street If where you live is important this 3 A townhouse with just a bit extra giving bedroom home may suit perfectly. Well a good indoor outdoor flow. Two respected Allenton Crescent, handy todouble bedrooms, open plan living all schools and shopping amenities. The area, attached garage with internal bright living areas flow well with access. Attractively presented and immediate access to outdoor living. currently tenanted. Sloped ceiling in lounge gives a feeling of space. Deadline Sale Closing 14th February.

Phone or email today for further details

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WEB ID AU28267 WEB ID AU28742 EASTSIDE EASTSIDE 125 William Street 23 and 25 Manse Street This freshly redecorated three bedroom A chance to purchase a spacious three home is close in on the eastside of bedroom home with a large range of Ashburton, handy to the post office, excellent sheds and other garaging. Set Countdown, park and central on two titles with a total land area of Ashburton. All three bedrooms are 3317sqm. spacious and sunny and have large built Deadline Sale closing 28th February. in wardrobes. VIEW Saturday 2 Feb 10.45 - 11.30am

Property Brokers are a great team and are the DEADLINEreal SALE TOWNHOUSE $245,000 DEADLINE DEADLINE SALE TOWNHOUSE ++ $298,000 OPTIONS ++ RARE CHANCE NESTLED AWAY largest estate company inSALEMid Canterbury. OPEN HOME

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and training will be provided, however you will beCHECK a person enjoys working $289,500 $489,000 DEADLINE $289,500 OFFERS OVER $279,000 UT! SPACIOUS & SUNNY OPTIONS APLENTY THIS OUT! SALEwho FRESH NEW DECOR OPTIONS APLENTY autonomously and have good decision making capabilities. 4

Allenton Netball Club Melrose Road Courts, Ashburton

Monday 11 February 2013 5.30-6.30pm at the Allenton Courts, Melrose Road. Registration fee of $20 must be paid on night

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WEB ID AU28267 EASTSIDE 125 William Street This freshly redecorated three bedroom home is close in on the eastside of Ashburton, handy to the post office, Countdown, park and central Ashburton. All three bedrooms are spacious and sunny and have large built in wardrobes.

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Property Brokers are a property management and the destination for $289,500 DEADLINE $289,500 OFFERS OVER $279,000 SALE OVERcar $279,000 UT! SPACIOUS & SUNNY OPTIONS APLENTYCHECK THIS OUT! SALE FRESH NEW DECOROPTIONS APLENTY NEW $489,000 DEADLINE SALE OFFERS CHECK THIS OUT! $489,000 FRESH NEW•DEADLINE DECOR Your next job FRESH •OVER Your$279,000 next DECOR house • OFFERS Your next • Your next event real estate company $289,500 with OPTIONS 40 APLENTY years experience • Your next purchase •Your next sale WANTED BEARINGS & SEALS in Canterbury. Our people are highly trusted To place an ad, call 307-7900 classifieds@theguardian.co.nz professionals and fun to work with. Call in and see the team OPEN HOME

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

Collegiate Netball Trials Tuesday February 12 & 19 6.30pm College Courts Players for: Senior and Social Grades, Coaches and Managers

Peter Blacklow

Contact Anna Tonks 027 3105 213

“Locally owned & operated family business for 60 years”

Players wanted for all grades Seniors through to Under 6 Rippa Rugby Opportunity to play Heartland Rugby as well as play for a leading Mid Canterbury club. Pre-season has started for all Open Graders, Under 16 and above. Tuesday nights at 7pm at Methven Club grounds. JAB Registration night - Friday February 22 at 5pm onwards. All subs payable on the night. For further info contact john.fulton@midlands.co.nz or 027 432 0061

ASHBURTON

South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147 Fax (03) 308-1042 Email blacklows@xtra.co.nz FREEPHONE 0800 452 522

BIRTHDAY MONTHLY PRIZES TO BE WON!

2013 January Prize Winner: Class Service Centre

Senior B Training Wednesdays starting February 13, from 6.30pm All players new and old are welcome! Contact Simon Fitzgerald 027 574 6810

Guardian Classifieds Phone 307 7900

Jab Registration February 21 from 6pm Late registration and Milo breakfast day is Sun, March 10 from 9am – 2pm Smithfield Road Clubrooms All JAB players welcome we are looking to field a team in each grade!

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Your next job Your next house Your next car

Your next event Your next purchase Your next sale

To place an ad, call 307-7900 or classifieds@theguardian.co.nz

RURAL TRADING POST

HAY COVERS

High quality 25x4m, 25x8m, heaviest micron coating polytarp. Ropes available. Or made to measure. Three years UV warranty. Ashburton’s largest selection at competitive prices.

TinwAld CAnVAS & UPHOlSTERY

New Season Royal Gala

CLIENTS are waiting to hear of your services in the Connections section of the Ashburton Guardian newspaper. Phone 307-7900. HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952. ROOFING - for all your roofing requirements, new roofs, reroofing, commercial, insurance claims, repairs. Licensed building practitioner, Wiki, Vision Roofing, phone 027-4760203.

TENDERS 400 ton of feed wheat. Excellent quality. Delivery and tonnage to suit. Ph 0274-320-187. Tenders to: Springfield Estate, No 6 RD, Ashburton 7776.

RURAL TRADING POST BARLEY/Wheat straw. 4 x 3 x 7, 2 yrs old, good quality, covered. Offers, must sell. Baleage also suitable for cattle. Hinds area. 0274-766871. BARLEY/wheat straw. 4 x 3 x 7. Hinds area. 0274-766871 or 03-303-7476. CAN’T find what you are looking for? Advertise in the Wanted section of the Ashburton Guardian. Phone 307-7900. CAT D8 and 40 tonne excavator for hire. Phone 027-474-5243. HAYCOVERS made to order or off the shelf standard size. Morrison’s Saddlery and Feed, Racecourse Road. Phone 308-3422. PEASTRAW - for sale, small conventional bales. Pick-up from paddock, $3 per bale. Delivered, $4 per bale. Wakanui area. Ph: 302-3857. STOCK - buy or sell through the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900. WANTED - round bales silage. Individually or tube wrapped. Please phone Jacob on 027-422-5464. WANTED - standing grass for sale. Phone Jacob on 027422-5464.

Presents

“Fashion with Flair”

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$2.49 each 2 for $2 $2.49 each 69c each

to be held at the home of Sue & Rod GReen 38 Milton Road, aShbuRton

on saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1.30pm

if wet, sunday, February 24. Fashion parades, musical interludes and stalls tickets $25 each - includes a glass of wine and afternoon tea. Phone 308 9049 for tickets

Specials available from 05/02- 15/02

OPEN 7 DAYS

TRADES & SERVICES

BUILDERS, carpenters bricklayers, all advertise in the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

Ashburton County Lions CLub

$1.99

NZ Rockemelons Avocados Cauliflower Fresh Corn

115 Main South Road Ph/fax 307 2354 tincanup@xtra.co.nz

4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, privacy and safety films for glass. FREE quotes 20 years local service. Bill Breukelaar phone 0800-368-468 www.tintawindow.co.nz

MEETINGS & EVENTS

PLANTS & PRODUCE

The Green Grocer Fresh Fruit & Vege

Proceeds to Women’s refuge and other charities

Main South Road Tinwald 308-1095

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

Birthday Greetings

GRAZING

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FOR SALE

For all your cake decorating requirements.

WINTER GRAZING For Heifers & Cows from 1st May. Fodder Beat, Kale, Silage, Grass & Straw. South Canterbury Area.

HEIFERS 70 Xbred Incalf Heifers. RW Jersey Bull 20/10 to 7/1/2013 1 Herd Code Line For further information: Dean Cox• 021 561 5007 PETER WALSH & ASSOCIATES LT D www.peterwalsh.co.nz

PUBLIC NOTICES

We currently have funds available to distribute in grants for the following purposes in the Canterbury area: • Research, treatment, provision of equipment in relation to, and the education and training of skilled persons relative to, the disease of cancer. • Research, development, education for, training and expansion of, the science and practice of agriculture. • The needs of young people who suffer physical or mental disabilities or have less chance in life than their peers. Applications close at 5pm, Friday, February 22, 2013. For further information and application forms, please contact: The Secretary Mackenzie Charitable Foundation C/- Croys Ltd Level 2 161 Burnett Street PO Box 582 Ashburton 7740 Phone 03 308 8353 Email mcf@croys.co.nz

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www.pggwre.co.nz

• Tidy three bedroom cottage • Open plan living with heatpump • Modernised kitchen with dishwasher • Seven paddocks with great shelter • Outbuildings galore, 1.28ha property www.pggwre.co.nz ID: ASH2266069

$346,000

Christine Carr B 03 307 8727 m 027 445 5927 PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, Real Estate Agent, REAA 2008

Ashburton Showgrounds Feb 16-17, 2013 9am - 4pm

Birthday Greetings

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For all your cake decorating requirements.

Alexander Redwood Wishing you a wonderful 5th birthday Alexander. Happy school days! Lots of love, Mum, Dad and Eva. xxxxxxxx Anton Lilley Happy 5th birthday Anton. Happy school days. Lots of love, Mum, Dad and Amelia. xx Blair Ross Happy 3rd Birthday to Blair. Hope you have a great day on Sunday. :-) Lots of love Mum, Dad, Kaitlyn and Courtney. xox Blair Ross Happy 3rd Birthday Blair for Sunday. Lots of love Nana, Ray and Pop. xoxo Georgia Rowland Happy 8th Birthday to our darling girl. Love from Mum, Dad, Zach. Such fun. Georgia Rowland Happy 8th Birthday. Lots of love from Nana, Uncle Mark. Lyree, Grandma, Grandad, Auntie Sarah, Uncle Dave ad Thea.

The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287

Kasey Harris Happy Birthday. Hope you have a wonderful party. Love Mum, Dad, Nana and Grandad.

Kaleb Finn Happy 11th birthday for tomorrow. Love Mum, Dad and Sabastyan Lucy Rotch Happy 5th Birthday Lucy. Happy school days darling Lucy. Love you to the moon and back. xxx. Dad, Mum, Greta. Jemma, Kelly and Buck. xxx Sarah Alexander Happy 10th Birthday Sarah. Enjoy your day. Lots of love Mum, James and all your family. xxx Taylor King-Ryan Happy 5th Birthday to our big school girl. All our love, Mum, Dad and Laura. xxx

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PLANTS & PRODUCE

400 ton of feed wheat. Excellent quality. Delivery and tonnage to suit. Ph 0274-320-187. Tenders to: Springfield Estate, No 6 RD, Ashburton 7776.

LUCERNE hay, med sq $60 + GST. Con. bales $5 to $7 + GST. Good leaf and colour. Rakaia Ph 03 960 2335 be in before the drought.

APRICOTS weekend special. Orchard run tip a crate approx 15kgs only $30. Geraldine Orchard Farm Shop and Cafe. 03-693-9514.

MEADOW hay for sale. Small bales, this seasons, ex quality, limited quantity. Ph 027-203-3852 (no txt).

Taylor King-Ryan Happy Birthday school girl. Lots of love from all the family. xo

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LIVESTOCK & PETS

Church Services

ASHBURTON RAM FAIR

Tinwald Sale Yard Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Commencing, at the conclusion of Ashburton Ewe Fair. Meat Breeds Poll Dorset ...................................2 Agri Livestock – R Carr Suffolk..........................................7 GCG & DM Abbott Pineview Farm - NL & GM Carr Dorset Down ............................... 7 A & C Busch G J Letham South Suffolk M Quinn Texel ........................................... 2 S Hayes Wool Breeds Romney .......................................7 D A & S J Wyllie G J Letham Corriedale ...................................2 G R & K M Millar Border Leicester ......................... 2 G J Letham TOTAL ..................................... 32

PLANTS & PRODUCE FRUIT sells fast in the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

Health beauty connections

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37 Alford Forest Road (Aoraki Polytechnic) Sunday Morning 10.30am Sunday Evening 7pm Thursday night Bible Study, 15 Cross Street 7pm

We hope to see you this Sunday!

Gift

For more info please call Pastor Mike Grove 308 4695 HEALTH 2000 ASHBURTON The Arcade, Ashburton Phone: (03) 308 1815 www.health2000.co.nz

Antipodes® Joyful Hand & Body Cream when you purchase any two Antipodes® products - worth $40.00*

Heart to God And Hand to Man Celebration Service

If you have any pre-existing medical condition, are pregnant or lactating, consult a health professional prior to use. Always read the label and take as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

*Offer ends 31/03/2013 or while stocks last and excludes lip balm.

and Children’s Programme

10.00am

PEASTRAW for sale. $4.50 bale, delivery can be arranged. Phone 303-7680 or 027-390-0002. RED Haven bottling peaches picking now at Geraldine Orchard - 56 Main North Road, Geraldine. Bulk deals.

MOTORCYCLES

Assembly Of God Sunday Meeting 10.30am Hakatere Marae SH1, Fairton You are welcome

New Senior Stylist Mandy welcomes all friends and family to book with her at Panache.

Enquiries Phone 308-8699

Jubilee Christian Fellowship

RACING bikes, buy or sell in the Motorcycles section of the Ashburton Guardian Classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

10am Every Sunday

MOTORING RACING car parts, trade or sell them in the Motoring Section of Ashburton Guardian Classifieds. Phone 307-7900. SAVE money, by advertising your vehicle in the Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900. WANTED old 4WDs, Utes, Trucks, Cars. Cash paid, de-reg, crashed, mechanical problems, etc. Call or text 027-238-8202. WHEEL alignments at great prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. Phone 308-6737.

MEETINGS & EVENTS

All Welcome

You can be stable in unstable days.

36 Beach Road, Ashburton | 03-308-9127

Cnr Cass & Havelock Sts, Phone 308 5409 Website www.ashburtonbaptist.co.nz

10am Morning Service Speaker: Pastor David Jensen Baptism and communion LIFE 2 da MAX (Kids Church) Creche Available Refreshments to follow 4.30pm Hour of Power YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE VERY WELCOME

206 Cameron Street Pastors Jim & Ida Heath Ph 308 7511

Make a booking this valentines day and go in the draw to win a gift pack

FOR SALE

Country by Design Sale Sale Sale

36 Beach Road, Ashburton | 03-308-9127

UPCOMING events and meetings in the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

LIVESTOCK & PETS

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

Starting Monday HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION

HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION

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

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

COOPWORTH, Texel Coopworth, Dorset Down, rams. Colhoun Genetics. Phone 03-303-9813

Guardian Classifieds Phone 307 7900

AKAROA - Spacious holiday home with great views. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, heatpump, flat section with boat parking. Close to shops. Phone 302 8028.

HIRE

HIRE

RENTAL equipment, GENERAL hire. Lawn- advertise yours in the mowers, chainsaws, concrete Ashburton Guardian. Phone breakers, trailers, and more. 307-7900. All your DIY / contracting work. Call and see U-Hire Ashburton, 588 East Street. Open: Mon-Fri 7.30am5.30pm; Sat 7.30am-5pm; Sunday 8.00am-12.30pm. Ph: 308-8061 A/H: 308-7460 www.ashburtonuhire.co.nz

140 Forest Drive, Methven Phone 302-8062 Opening hours 10am to 4pm

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Your next job Your next house Your next car

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To place an ad, call 307-7900 or classifieds@theguardian.co.nz EDUCATION

EDUCATION

your success your success Great range of programmes Aoraki’s programmes are vocationally

Aoraki Polytechnic programmes include

orientated and have been developed in

real work experience and industry visits.

collaboration with industry. They will equip

We have a student operated restaurant,

you well for employment and provide a

beauty therapy, massage clinics and

firm foundation for future study.

hairdressing salon - all open to the public.

AgRicULTURE ANd HORTicULTURE ARTS ANd dESigN BEAUTY ANd HAiRdRESSiNg BUSiNESS ANd TOURiSM HEALTH ANd EdUcATiON t National Certificate in Animal Care (Level 2) Certificate in Parenting and Care of Children (Level 2) Certificate in Early Childhood Studies (Level 3) Diploma in Childbirth Education (Level 5) New Zealand Certificate in Nanny Education (Level 5) Certificate in Life Skills (Level 1) Intensive English (English as a Second Language) Te Reo Rangatira (Level 3) Certificate in Adult Learning and Teaching (Level 5) Certificate in Health Studies (Level 4) National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support (Level 4) Diploma in Social Services (Level 5) National Certificate in Science (Level 4) - July start Certificate in Laboratory Technician Skills (Level 3)

HOSPiTALiTY iNFORMATiON TEcHNOLOgY MEdiA OUTdOOR EdUcATiON & SPORT TRAdES For all of our programmes visit www.aoraki.ac.nz or phone 0800 426 725 All programmes *subject tosupporting approval and your sufficient numbers success

FREE BUS for 2013 to the Timaru Campus* *Conditions Apply

Real world practical experience

AgRicULTURE ANd HORTicULTURE t ARTS ANd dESigN BEAUTY ANd HAiRdRESSiNg BUSiNESS ANd TOURiSM HOSPiTALiTY t National Certificate in Baking (Level 2) Certificate in Cafe and Barista Skills (Level 2) Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) Certificate in Patisserie (Level 4) Diploma in Professional Cookery (Level 5) Certificate in Professional Restaurant, Wine and Bar Service (Level 4) Certificate in Advanced Food and Beverage Service (Level 5)

iNFORMATiON TEcHNOLOgY t Certificate in Information and Communications Technology (Level 4) Diploma in Information Systems Development (Level 5) Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Level 6)

Certificate in Digital Photography (Level 5)

OUTdOOR EdUcATiON & SPORT TRAdES

*Conditions Apply

For all of our programmes visit www.aoraki.ac.nz or phone 0800 426 725 All programmes subject to approval and sufficient numbers supporting your success

ENROL NOW - FEBRUARY START

0800 426 725

www.aoraki.ac.nz

www.aoraki.ac.nz

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

GARDENING WIND KNOCKING THOSE PLANTS AROUND???? Come see us for the largest/cheapest stake selection in town. Also made to order raised vegetable garden planter boxes ADAMS SAWMILLING, Malcolm McDowell Road, Ph 308-3595. Mon-Fri 7am5.30pm, Sat 8am-12noon. Eftpos available.

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

supporting your success

MID CANTERBURY PROVINCIAL SCHOLARSHIP Mid Canterbury Rural Women New Zealand is calling for applications for their 2013 Scholarship. The $2,000 a year scholarship this year will be allocated through two grants to the value of $750, a May Clucas book grant of $250, also a Brand Book Grant of $250 for a student studying at Lincoln University. Applications for the Scholarship close on April 1, 2013 with previous applicants welcome to apply again. A committee will consider the applications with the recipients being announced in April. Scholarship application forms and further details may be obtained by contacting Rural Women Branches or Scholarship Co-ordinator Sandra Curd, phone (03) 302-4754, email curd@xtra.co.nz

GARDENING PEA STRAW - clean, weed free. $5 per bale, delivered to town or $4.50 pick up. Ph 302-2891 or 027-269-3744.

Guardian Classifieds phone 307 7900

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Ashburton

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

85 Grey Street Two Bedrooms Web ID AS482 $290 per week 468 Longbeach Road Three Bedrooms Web ID AS480 $290 per week

67 Creek Road Three Bedrooms Web ID AS484 $350 per week 70 Alford Forest Road Four Bedrooms Web ID AS481 $380 per week 1 / 349 Burnett Street Two Bedrooms $260 per week

References required

Michelle 027 77 66 497

Rentals

4/59 Cameron Street:Two bedroom unit, new bathroom, carpet and paintwork. Heat pump, easy care courtyard and single garage. Available 15 April. $250 pw.

ENTERTAINMENT

FOR SALE

landscape supplies

2 / 14 Allens Road Two Bedrooms Web ID AS476 $230 per week

ENROL NOW - FEBRUARY START

0800 426 725

supporting your success

24B Grey Street Two Bedrooms Web ID AS478 $310 per week

49 Princes Street Four Bedrooms $370 per week

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to the Timaru Campus*

AVAILABLE RENTALS

162 Alford Forest Rd Two Bedrooms Web ID AS483 $280 per week

HEALTH ANd EdUcATiON

FREE BUS for 2013

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL

73 William Street:Two bedroom furnished home. Heat pump. Internal access single garage. Private easy care section. Available 10 April for 5 – 8 months approx. $320 pw

C I S U LIVE MSoLUtIonS C I 9 t S y r U a o u C r C a Feb

78 Allens Road:Lovely sunny spacious three double bedroom house. Separate toilet, shower and bathroom. Floor mounted heat pump. Private backyard with a garden shed. Available now for up to 6 months. $350 pw.

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Call Annie on 03 308 4018 or AH 027 287 3388

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Burdett Real Estate Licensed Real Estate Agent (REAA 2008)

cnr burnett & cass sts ashburton ph 03 307 2541 www.braidedrivers.co.nz

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

GRAZING

CAN’T find what you are looking for? Advertise in 7 NURSERY Drive. BARGAIN hunters can find the Wanted section of Furniture, household items, treasure at Garage Sales the Ashburton Guardian clothes, plants and pots. advertised in the Guardian classifieds, call today on 307-7900. classifieds. Ph 307-7900. 8am start.

FOR SALE ATTENTION DIY HOME HANDYMAN. Did you know we have the largest timber selection in town???? Pegs, boxing, posts, rails, palings, kwila decking - ADAMS SAWMILLING, Malcolm McDowell Road, Ph 3083595. Open Mon-Fri 7am5.30pm, Sat 8am-12 noon. EFTPOS available.


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ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL

BUSINESS WANTED, SELL

GET in early. Dry firewood - NEW qualifications extend QUICK sale of your business ALLENTON - three bedroom $170 per load. Ph 027-439- your abilities, check in the Ashburton Guardian brick house, big fenced 9322. for training courses in Classifieds. Phone 307-7900. garden. Double garage. Heat ONE for free ‘For Sale’ pump. logburner, nice family the Ashburton Guardian classified advertisement in home. $320pw. Ph 021-0251Classifieds under Education. the Ashburton Guardian EDUCATION ADULT ENTERTAINMENT 4495. when you buy two. – Phone 307-7900. EAST side, two bedroom BUSINESS WANTED, SELL unit with carport. $230 per 99EXTEND your education, week. Phone 308-8885 or ASIAN new, sweet, spicy, look to up-skill in the 027-490-7374. hot body. Busty 38DD. Education section of the Friendly. Really good SCOOTER’S - new and Ashburton Guardian WORK for yourself by owning your own business, massage. Ph 021-034-3980. secondhand three and four Classifieds. advertised in the Ashburton wheel electric scooters and Classifieds in FRISKY Fillies. In/out calls. wheel chairs. Call Fred LEARN while you work, lots Guardian massages. New Reddecliffe at Electric of opportunities in the the Business Sell section. Sensual Phone Mobility Ashburton today. Education section of the To place Classifieds phone ladies welcome. Phone 021565-126. 307-7900. Ashburton Guardian. Phone 308-3602. 307 7900

Guardian Classifieds

LARGE furnished rooms to rent, own kitchen set up. Ph GET in touch with renters. 307-6696 or 027-669-8850. Place an advertisement in the Guardian Classifieds. ROOM to rent - share home with one male. Central Phone 307-7900. location. $150p/w incl power, phone, Sky, internet. Ph 308-9921, text 021-0812PROPERTY INVESTORS 3142. Distance yourself from tenant and management problems. WANTED to rent: three Have your property managed four bedroom house with independently, professionally sleepout. Long term. No and cost effectively. Property pets, don’t smoke. Good management is our sole focus references. Prefer outskirts Anything 24/7. Call B&N Properties Ashburton. Ltd now, phone 021-160- considered. Phone 303-7160 4565. www.bnproperties.co.nz or 027-712-6694.

WEEKENDservices

medical services HML ( Homecare Medical Limited) - Ring 0800 700 155 for FREE 24 hour health advice.

DUTY DOCTORS This service is for emergency medical care only. Please remember your Community Services Card. Dr Ryan, Moore Street Medical Centre, will be the duty doctor for Saturday until 8am Sunday. He will hold surgery from 10am until 12noon and from 6pm until 7pm. No appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 3066. Emergency phone until 8am Sunday 0800 700 155. Dr Sparks, Moore Street Medical Centre, will be the duty doctor for Sunday until 8am Monday. He will hold surgery from 10am until 12noon and from 6pm until 7pm. No appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 3066. Emergency phone until 8am Monday 0800 700 155. METHVEN AND RAKAIA AREA - METHVEN & RAKAIA AREA - For weekend doctor and emergency details please

community services

EMERGENCY DENTIST

ASHBURTON MUSEUM

If you do not have or cannot contact your regular dentist, please phone 027 683 0679 for the name of the rostered weekend dentist in Christchurch. Hours 9am-5pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

telephone the Rakaia Medical Centre, ph 303 5002.

PHARMACIES Netherby Pharmacy, Chalmers Avenue, will be open from 10am until 12 noon on Saturday and from 10.30am until 12 noon on Sunday and from 6pm till 7pm both evenings.

HOSPITAL VISITING HOURS ASHBURTON HOSPITAL GENERAL WARDS — (Medical and Surgical): DAILY, 2pm until 4pm & 6pm until 7.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Saturday, 9 February 2013

28

RANGIORA

Wa i m a k a r i r i

LAKE COLERIDGE

27

27

DARFIELD

Map for Saturday

26

Rakaia

Ra

26

Ash

Geraldine

Ran

burto

gitata

ka

Wind km/h less than 30 Waimate

30 to 59 60 plus

Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing 6

9 noon 3

6

9 pm am 3

6

9 noon 3

6

9 pm am 3

COMMUNITY POOL WEEKEND HOURS

Bad fishing

6

Rise 6:45 am Set 8:49 pm Bad

Bad fishing

Canterbury Plains

Canterbury High Country TODAY

Fine, apart from areas of morning and evening cloud about the coast. Light winds inland, northeasterlies near the coast.

Areas of morning cloud, then fine. Wind at 1000m: NW breezes. Wind at 2000m: NW 30 km/h.

MAX

26

OVERNIGHT MIN

12

MAX

31

OVERNIGHT MIN

11

MAX

21

OVERNIGHT MIN

10 TOMORROW

MAX

21

OVERNIGHT MIN

10

Midnight Tonight

Monday 9 noon 3

morning min

max

15 11 14 11 15 14 11 14 13 12 13 15 15

25 26 25 24 21 25 27 20 27 26 25 24 26

fine fine fine fine fine fine fine fine fine fine fine fine fine

The ridge lies across northern New Zealand through to Monday. A front should approach southern New Zealand late tomorrow, and it is expected to move onto the North Island on Monday. The trough should finally move away to the east of the country on Wednesday, leaving a southwest flow over New Zealand.

6

9 pm

129.7 5.82 8.02 74.6

Bad

Bad fishing

Rise 6:24 am Set 8:17 pm

Rise 7:36 am Set 8:49 pm

New moon

First quarter

Full moon

10 Feb 8:21 pm

18 Feb 9:32 am www.ofu.co.nz

Canterbury Readings to 4pm yesterday Temperatures °C

Rise 6:46 am Set 8:47 pm

26 Feb 9:28 am

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa

max

Ashburton Airport

Rainfall mm

min grass 16 hour Feb 2013 min to date to date

max gust

4.6

0.0

22.2

94.0 NE 35

Christchurch Airport 20.5 13.4 12.2

0.0

20.8

58.0

Timaru Airport

0.0

18.4

74.0 SE 22

Average Average Average

22.6 10.0

Wind km/h

22.7

10.9

22.1

11.6

20.9

10.1

22.5

7.2

9.2

9.5

13 11 11

71 53 58

E 48

FZL: Above 3000m

Fine apart from low cloud about the coast in the morning. Fresh northeasterlies about the coast, northwesterlies inland.

Fine weather. Wind at 1000m: NW, gusts rising to 60 km/h in exposed places in the evening. Wind at 2000m: NW, becoming strong 60 km/h in the evening.

MONDAY

MONDAY

Becoming cloudy and a few showers developing. Winds turning southerly, then dying out later.

Rain developing about the divide early morning, scattered falls elsewhere. Northwesterlies, strong about the tops, easing in the afternoon.

TUESDAY

Cloudy periods and a few showers. Light winds.

Cloudy periods and a few showers. Westerlies, becoming strong about the tops.

WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY

A few showers. Southwesterlies.

A few showers. Westerlies, strong about the tops.

World Weather Forecast for today

cumecs

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 9:15 am, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 9:00 am, yesterday

FZL: Above 3000m

TOMORROW

TUESDAY

NZ Situation

River Levels

Rise 5:10 am Set 7:41 pm

©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

VETERINARIANS

TODAY

Source: Environment Canterbury

Bad

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

TODAY: Fine, apart from cloud morning and night. Light winds.

TUESDAY: Cloudy periods and a few showers. Light winds.

9:43 3:52 10:03 4:23 10:33 4:42 10:55 5:13 11:22 5:33 11:46 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 6:43 am Set 8:50 pm

MID CANTERBURY ANIMAL SHELTER

Baring Square East, Ashburton. Phone 308 3167 Open Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 4pm Closed Statutory Holidays only. Groups by arrangement - phone 308 3167

AKAROA

1

3:32

WEEKEND EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: All enquiries Inspector John Keeley, 308 4432 or 0274 342 646

Hours: Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm.

MONDAY: Showers and southerly developing.

2

0

service, phone Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700.

Ashburton Forecast

ia

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

Sunday

MID CANTERBURY SPCA

24

24

NZ Today

26

Saturday

DOG, STOCK & NOISE CONTROL - 24 hour

Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. Saturday 10am-1 pm; Sunday 1pm – 4 pm

n

TIMARU

m am 3 3

ASHBURTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

MAIL CLOSING TIMES

LYTTELTON

LINCOLN

ASHBURTON

reservations: 0800 802 802. BUSES — Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm.

animal services

Phone 308 1133. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm.

TOMORROW: Fine. Northwest winds.

CHRISTCHURCH

26

METHVEN

ART GALLERY

In the event of medical or accident emergencies DIal 111

CANTERBURY VETS - Phone 307 0686, West Street Clinic, Main Road, Methven. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is: Steve Williams. Ashburton Saturday morning clinic: 9am - 12 ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE noon. Mon - Fri 6pm Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or 027 857 2133 or FAST POST: ASHBURTON SELWYN RAKAIA VET SERVICES – Phone visit www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.nz for more information. STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm 307 8565, 16 Mitcham Rd, RD2, Ashburton. The duty vet for If you want to drink that’s your business, if you want to stop POST DELIVERY CENTRES — emergencies this weekend is: Large: Ben Hallenstein. Full Allenton: Mon Fri 5pm that’s ours. emergency service all weekend. Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm MENTAL HEALTH - Call free on 0800 222 955. Ask Methven: VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Phone 307 5195, cnr East Street and Mon - Fri 4.30pm for the Crisis Team. Smithfield Road. The duty vets for emergencies this weekend Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm are: Large: Ian Hodge, Small: Tessa O’Hanlon. Saturday morning ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS — SAFE CARE - ~ 24 hour rape and sexual assault clinic: 9am - 12 noon. Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm crisis support. Phone 03 364 8791 VET ENT RIVERSIDE - Phone 308 2321, 1 Smallbone Drive. Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm The duty vets for emergencies this weekend are: Large: Nathan VICTIMS SUPPORT GROUP ~ 24 hour number INFORMATION CENTRES Roberts. Small: refer to CARE VETS. Full emergency service all - Freephone 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) - direct dials to ASHBURTON — Sat 10am until 2pm. Sun CLOSED. weekend. Saturday morning clinic: 9am - 12 noon. a volunteer. Ashburton office - 307 8409 week-days, 9am Public holidays from 10am until 2pm. Phone 308-1050. CARE VETS - Ph 308 2327, 246 Tancred Street. The duty vet - 2pm - outside of these hours leave a message on answerMETHVEN — Saturday and Sunday 10am until 3pm. Phone for emergencies this weekend is: Robert Muir. Saturday morning phone. 302-8955 or methven@i-site.org clinic: 10am - 2pm. ALCOHOL DRUG HELPLINE - Call us free on BUS DEPARTURES (0800 787 797). Lines open 10am - 10pm seven days. Reservations and timetables, 24-hour service. Freephone for LIFELINE - Toll-Free Number: 0800 353 353

helpline services ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

Guardian Weekend Weather

CHALMERS WARD (including Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation Unit) — OPEN VISITING. MATERNITY WARD — DAILY, 10am - 8pm. Husbands and patient’s own children may visit the patient from 7am - 10pm. TUARANGI HOME (Cameron Street) — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. ASHBURTON REST HOMES: COLDSTREAM HOUSE — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. CAMERON COURTS — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. PRINCES COURT — DAILY, unrestricted visiting.

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL

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

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

16 -5 26 -3 21 24 11 18 17 24 25 15 3 2 -4

28 3 31 2 28 31 22 27 34 31 33 25 7 7 1

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

Compiled by © Copyright Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited 2013

snow fine showers showers fine showers showers rain rain showers fine fine rain showers fine

-6 16 13 20 3 24 16 24 0 7 1 18 -1 24 8

1 25 18 25 20 32 28 33 5 14 10 30 3 32 21

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

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

-2 -2 20 23 0 6 -17 24 -3 21 11 10 2 -4 -6

1 4 38 28 10 13 -3 29 -1 30 17 22 9 4 -2

For the very latest weather information, including Weather Warnings, visit metservice.com


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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, February 9, 2013

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6

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Infinity Polypropylene Carpet Tile

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Hi-Vis Brush & Pan Set

1 x 1m. Brown.

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86

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Standard Plaster Board

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16

$

18V 2 Piece Drill Kit

94

Drill driver & impact driver. SKU00319201

PER SHEET

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299

3 Piece Bistro Setting

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Steel frame. 60cm glass top. Resin wicker chairs.

$

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59

40L Compost

4

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6L Decking Oil Kwila. SKU00315206

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Stainless steel. 6 function electric oven. SKU05102273

Stainless steel burners.

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Various colours.

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$ 65

PER LINEAL MTR

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30L G Cube

$ 95

Oven & Hob Combo Pack

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Perimeter Fence Panel

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Resin Chair

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599

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$ 98

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Water based. Various colours. SKU00301347

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SKU00151924

10L Fence Finish

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39

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Brushwood Screen Fence 1 x 3m.

SKU00726635

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SKU00172264

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88 BUNNINGS WAREHOUSE

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$ 98

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Not all services and products featured are available in all stores, but may be ordered. See in store for product availability. We reserve the right to restrict the purchase of commercial quantities. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Prices valid until Friday 15th February 2013 or while stocks last.

ASHBURTON 363 West Street, Ph 03 307 6671 TRADING HOURS Weekdays 7am-6pm Weekends & Public Holidays 8am-6pm Catalogue online at www.bunnings.co.nz

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