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Wage rises unlikey for carers By Susan Sandys Extra funding which kicked in last week for private resthomes may not see an increase in wages for underpaid care staff. The increase in funding of 0.89 per cent for rest homes and 2 per cent for dementia units was confirmed in this year’s Budget. The Service and Food Workers’ Union is calling the increase “pathetic” and believe it is unlikely it will result in any increase in wages in the traditionally under-

paid private resthome sector. Industry lead Alastair Duncan said he expected Ashburton resthomes, like those around the country, would say to their staff that they have to absorb a recent KiwiSaver increase of one per cent, and had other expenses. “We think it’s very unlikely (it will result in an increase). Obviously we would encourage, and we think responsible employers will want to do it. But there’s no contractual obligation between the DHB and the provider to make sure that money goes through (to wages),”

Mr Duncan said. Private resthomes generally pay carers from the minimum wage to $15 per hour, while district health board funded homes generally have starting rates of $16 to $17 per hour rising to $20 for more experienced staff. Rosebank Rest Home and Hospital general manager Sue Prowse said Rosebank welcomed the extra funding, as it helped cover the cost of the care the home provided. Those costs had increased, including a higher level of care having to be provided, infrastruc-

ture costs such as insurance, and KiwiSaver commitment by employers. It was unknown at this stage if the extra funding would result in an increase in wages at the home. “We haven’t made a decision on that yet,” Mrs Prowse said. Charge nurse manager Margaret Sutherland at Tuarangi, which is DHB funded, said she supported better wages in the private sector. “Health care attracts very caring and very good people, and they deserve to be paid well for what they do, because the major-

ity of staff are outstanding,” Mrs Sutherland said. “I think that’s very important, you have to care for the carers as well.” Nurse manager Chris Lill at Princes Court, which offers dementia care, said the home was “perpetually struggling” when it came to attracting staff. One long-term staff member had recently left for a DHB position providing homecare in the community, which offered better wages. “We can’t match that,” she said of the pay rate.

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Ewen McKenzie is expected to be appointed as new Wallabies’ rugby coach today, according to reports out of Sydney last night. The record 41-16 defeat by the Lions over the Wallabies in the city on Saturday night will be the final act in Robbie Deans’

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controversial reign. Many will see the loss as the final straw but he would have been sacked even if Australia had won the third test and the series. Deans’ failure to get all of the disparate individuals involved in Australian rugby on board - in particular the talented but flawed Quade Cooper - will ultimately cost him his job. The 53-year-old

had six months left on his contract. Former Australia prop McKenzie’s first major task will be to coach Australia against the All Blacks in a Rugby Championship match in Sydney on August 17. The Australia Rugby Union are said to be keen to act now in order to give McKenzie enough time to mould a team for the 2015 World

Cup. The Wallabies’ last World Cup ended in a one-sided semifinal defeat at Eden Park at the hands of the All Blacks. Former Reds’ coach McKenzie, who led the franchise to its first and only title in 2011, has seen off the challenge of Brumbies’ mentor Jake White, a South African World Cup winner with the Springboks. Australian Rugby Union chief

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If the Ashburton mayoralty is a one-horse race, that won’t worry Ashburton mayor Angus McKay. Christchurch City mayoral hopeful Lianne Dalziel is keen to see a hotly contested race for the city mayoralty. However, with sitting mayor Bob Parker indicating he won’t seek re-election, Ms Dalziel has said she’ll be disappointed if the mayoralty becomes a “Clayton’s Race”. Angus McKay has no such concerns, however. Automatic re-election after a non-contested mayoralty race would not be a hollow victory, he said. “I’m not concerned about this one way or the other, but I do like campaigning. I’ll just wait and see who is comI’ve won ing, but I know that’s a couple of something times when where I’ll be the last one I was with to hear,” he ECan without said. I n a challenge Ashburton, people were and that traditiondidn’t feel ally slow to show their like a hollow hand when victory it came to elections, Mr McKay said. He believes with nominations opening on July 26, potential mayoral candidates still have plenty of time to make up their minds. While mayoral challenge provided an opportunity for voters to hold a sitting mayor to account for decisions made during the year, Mr McKay said he hoped people would tell him to his face if they weren’t happy with what he was doing rather than wait until election time. “I’m not afraid of having a challenge, but I’ve won a couple of times when I was with ECan without a challenge and that didn’t feel like a hollow victory.” With just over two weeks until nominations open, only two of the current crop of Ashburton District Councillors have indicated a possible interest in the mayoralty. Third term councillor Neil Brown, who represents the district’s eastern ward, says he’s likely to be standing again for a seat around the council table but he’s also tipped his hand, indicating there is also a slim chance he may stand for the mayoralty. Of the 12 district councillors, two, John Leadley and Jim Burgess have said they will not seek re-election for any office while Darryl Nelson, Robin Kilworth and Don McLeod have still to make a decision. Ken Cutforth, Martin Nordvqist, Jac Sparks, Stuart Wilson, Alan Totty and Donna Favell have already indicated they will seek re-election. Nominations for this year’s local body elections open on July 26 and close on August 23. Voting documents will be posted between September 20 and 25 and voting closes at noon on October 12.

Aussies dump ‘dingo’ Deans after embarrassing defeat By Patrick McKendry

One-horse race okay by mayor McKay By Sue Newman

Alice in Wonderland ready to take to the stage Students have their costumes ready, their heads full of songs and their smiles at the ready as they prepare for opening night of the Ashburton College junior production of Alice in Wonderland tonight. The musical will be the first ever junior production at the school, and will be the first time onstage for many of the Year 9 and 10 students. Producer Carolyn Clough said that the school had a huge number of talented juniors, and she had seen the students blossom through their roles in the show. “Alice is a crazy show, but many of the juniors have real personality and we knew they would be able to pull it off.” And they haven’t just shone onstage. She said that the 60 junior students involved had worked hard on every aspect of the show, from make-up to lighting. “They’ve been fully involved, not just onstage but offstage and backstage too, they’re doing everything. It’s a great chance for them to learn about every aspect of a production, and they’ve taken it on and are doing very, very well.” At their first dress rehearsal yesterday they kept both young and old riveted – with residents from several rest homes as well as children from Phoenix Preschool invited, they performed for an audience ranging from two years old to 102. Audience member Rita Turtill has seen plenty of shows in her 102 years, and said that this was one of the good ones. “I enjoyed it. The children worked hard and their costumes were lovely, it was very commendable.” The show will run for three nights, from Tuesday, July 9 to Thursday, July 11, at 7pm at the Ashburton College auditorium. Tickets are available from the Ashburton College office for $15, and include a complimentary Mad Hatter’s tea party during Interval.

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CHRISTEY, Hubert Joseph – Died peacefully, July 7, 2013. Beloved father and grandfather of Mary, Nyssa, and Caleb. Many thanks for your love and support Dad. “Will be dearly missed.� Rest in Peace.

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CHRISTEY, Hubert – On July 7, 2013 peacefully at Coldstream House. Aged 81 years. Dearly loved father and father in law of Jane and Gerard. Loving grandfather of Simon and Sarah. “We will hold you forever in our hearts.� Rest in Peace.

CHRISTEY, Hubert – Loved father and father in law of Lois and Shaun Eaton. Loved granddad of Jeremy, and Jessica. Many happy memories of the farm, which you can once again enjoy now. “When we look up to the stars we will remember you.�

CLUCAS, Pauline Vera Edna (nee Holden) – Passed away peacefully at Talbot Park Home on Monday, July 8, 2013. In her 90th year and 70th year of marriage. Dearly loved and cherished wife of Ray. Dearly loved mother to Rayleen and Bruce McNamara (Outram), John and Elly (Lawrence), Allan and Lyn (Dunedin), Lyndall and Trent Davies (Blenheim), Grant (Christchurch), David and Kerry (Oamaru). Loved grandma, great grandma and great-great grandma to 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 greatgreat grandchildren. “Mum will be sadly missed by us all�. A special thanks to the staff of Timaru Hospice, Talbot Park Home for all the special care Mum received. A private family service will be held. All communications, please, to: Flat 26 Harbourgh Street, Timaru 7910, Aoraki Funeral Home, FDANZ.

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BINGHAM, William Derek (Derek) – 25-11-1930 - 09-07-2012. Though his smile is gone forever and his hand I cannot touch, I still have so many memories of the one I loved so much. His memory is my keep sake with which I will never part. God has him in his keeping, I have him in my heart. Sadly missed but never forgotten. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Kate.

BINGHAM, William Derek (Derek) – 25-11-1930 - 09-07-2012 If roses grow in heaven, Lord pick a bunch for us, place them in our father’s arms and tell him they’re from us. Tell him we love him and miss him very much. When he turns to smile place a kiss upon his cheek and hold him for a while. Remembering him is easy, we do it every day. There is an aching in our hearts that will never go away. Love from all of us, Lawrence, Derek, Lynda and families.

It’s been a long time coming, but after several years of debate and discussion, the Ashburton Trust is about to bring street-side dining to Burnett Street. It has signed off plans for an outdoor dining area for its restaurant and bar, Braided Rivers, and this will see a large section of footpath on the corner of Cass and Burnett streets transformed. Gone will be the elderly concrete planters and three car parking spaces and in their place there will be glass and wooden screens, umbrellas, new planter boxes and several tables and chairs. Trust chief executive Giles Beal said the new area will be able to seat up to 50 people and with heating and giant umbrellas, it will be able to be used year round. “It’s been a long process. We started this two and a half years ago but the council didn’t have an outdoor dining policy, but responded to what we asked, put together a working party, developed a policy and now we’ve finally got an extension to our licence,� he said. The dining area will retain a pedestrian walkway through the centre. “It will be great. It will give us so many options and we’re working up new menus based around shared platters for this. “It’s been a long time coming but it will be a good thing for this end of town. “Outdoor dining options have been lacking in town.�

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ply, Shanahan kicked him in the stomach and snatched it. He then removed the money, before handing the wallet and $20 back to its owner. When accosted by police shortly afterwards, Shanahan only had part of the original amount in his possession. He claimed to have given the rest of the money to another man. Judge Maze told Shanahan the starting point for robbery was prison, given the premeditation, violence and the amount stolen, but accepted

the offending was out of character. She sentenced him to five months’ home detention, with special conditions to undertake and complete alcohol and drug assessment and treatment as directed. Shanahan was ordered to make reparations at $50 a fortnight. But the judge also warned Shanahan he had been convicted of a three-strike offence, which would impact severely on sentencing for any more similar offending.

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Smoke and flames could be seen coming from a restaurant in Matakana yesterday morning after an electrical fire broke out in the roof. Firefighters were called to the Rusty Pelican restaurant on Matakana Rd about 10.15am. A witness said there was “lots of smoke and naked flames�. No one was injured. -APNZ

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A man suffering a brain injury got a break when he appeared in the Ashburton District Court for sentencing on a driving while suspended charge. Defence lawyer Roz Burnside appealed to Judge Joanna Maze to hold back from imposing further disqualification on Lance William James Hislop, 43, putting forward “special reasons� for his offending. She said Hislop had lost his driver’s licence several times on the basis he was unfit to drive, due to injuries he received in two separate accidents. On each occasion he fought for

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and won it back. Earlier this year his licence was suspended for accumulated demerit points. The court was told Hislop lived alone on a family farm in sparse conditions, with no electricity. He used his vehicle to supply power to the house a few hours every evening. On the day in question, after running short of fuel Hislop drove to Rakaia to fill his petrol tank. Ms Burnside said her client had attempted to make the 38km journey on foot in the past, but this proved too challenging for his health.

Prosecutor Mike Wingfield opposed an application for special reasons to excuse the offending saying Hislop had supportive family and a cellphone, and he could have made prior arrangements if he needed fuel. However, Judge Maze accepted the reasons for Hislop’s offending, noting he lived independently and help was not always on hand. She convicted him and fined him $400 and ordered him to pay court costs of $130, but refrained from imposing a term of disqualification. More court news, P6

to be a winner By Brayden Lindsay

Ashburton’s new eco-hub for gardeners is proving a winner. The hub is the brain-child of Hand Over a Hundy entrepreneur Jade Temepara and in two months she said she’d been delighted to see a steady stream of visitors through the door. Te Hub has been established in an old dairy company building on Kermode Street and it provides a gathering point for people who want to swap gardening notes, buy seeds and plants or to learn about various aspects of gardening. Mrs Temepara established Hand Over a Hundy to encourage gardening novices to start growing their own vegetables by matching them with experienced gardening mentors. That was three years ago and since then she has exhibited at the Ellerslie and won

Building consultants have been checking the condition of Mid Canterbury school buildings. The Ministry of Education has commissioned the 10 year condition assessments on school buildings in the greater Canterbury region so the it can plan its future spending. Most school buildings are owned by the Crown while some are owned by the schools, and the ministry will assess all buildings. The assessment is carried out by a building consultant who conducts a physical inspection and also looks into a questionnaire filled out by the school’s principal. Several aspects including; predicted rolls for the school, leaking buildings, renovations planned in the next five years, upgraded or buildings that need to be replaced as well as underground infrastructure that may not be performing, are part of the assessment. Heating, plumbing, electrical and paved areas are also to be reviewed. Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president and Longbeach School principal Neil Simons said it


was important the ministry conducted the assessments so future budgets could be established. His school was visited by assessors on Wednesday for about two hours, which he said appeared to be a “thorough� inspection. Mr Simons said Mid Canterbury classrooms had the infrastructure in place, but there could be more work done to support modern-day learning. “I think a lot of Mid Canterbury schools have had internal upgrades in terms or wiring and data, but aesthetically more work could be done with different learning spaces and work areas for children, that’s the kind of concept behind a modern learning environment.� A ministry spokesperson said detailed conclusions would not be drawn from the assessments. “These assessments alone are not enough to make decisions on each school’s buildings. Other factors such as demographic change and maintenance costs will influence how school buildings are managed into the future. All assessments in the region are scheduled to be finished early September. by David Fletcher

the NZ Gardener Magazine, Gardener of the Year title. She was also a finalist in this year’s Young New Zealander of the Year Awards. Te Hub is her latest venture and with the doors now open she’s looking to expand her business to include organic, fair trade and chemical-free products. She’s also keen to encourage people from around the Ashburton District to make products that will fit in with her product philosophy. One of the features of her business is teaching children how to plant seeds and organise a garden. “We are hoping to hold some more classes for children in the school holidays, but we are still to find a suitable venue, with this place being quite cold over the winter,� Mrs Temepara said. Te Hub is a place available for community use and is open on Tuesday and Friday from 11am to 3pm.

A group of trampers who went missing in the Ruahine Range were found safe and well yesterday. A Land Search and Rescue team located the group shortly before noon by the Puriri Stream, Ngamoko Range. The five stranded hikers, aged 30 to 63, activated their emergency locator beacon on Sunday morning. Both the trampers and the search team had to be winched out as the terrain was too difficult for vehicles to enter, police said. - APNZ

• Albino weka An albino weka has been sighted near Karamea. It was photographed by Wayne Bird, of Little Wanganui, who says the pure white weka looks to be in good health and is possibly a full grown female. Weka researcher Scott Freeman said although its rarity meant no one had studied albino weka before, it could have a lifespan of a normal weka. Dr Freeman said the bird was the third confirmed albino weka on the West Coast and one of only a few on record. -APNZ

• Hockey fisticuffs A Greymouth hockey match erupted in fisticuffs that left one man with a broken tooth and his alleged assailant under arrest. The violent punch-up occurred at the Westurf Stadium during a senior men’s match on Saturday between Greymouth and Cobden. Police said a 38-yearold Blaketown man allegedly punched a 48-year-old Greymouth man four times in the head, breaking a wisdom tooth and causing minor cuts and bruises. -APNZ

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A dental therapist has been disciplined and fined for continuing to work with an expired practising certificate. Cherie Ann Raewyn Griffen, who practises on Motukiekie Island in the Bay of Islands, failed to renew her certificate on time but continued to work for 18 days. Mrs Griffen has been fined $500 and ordered to pay $2000 in costs by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. -APNZ

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RIGHT: Street-side dining will arrive on Burnett Street in time for spring.

An Allenton farmer, who noted a man’s luck on the pokies, before following him across a car park and robbing him in April, got his comeuppance in the Ashburton District Court yesterday. Shane Allen Shanahan, 29, appeared for sentencing in front of Judge Joanna Maze on a robbery charge. The court was told Shanahan followed his victim across East Street before accosting him. He demanded the wallet, containing $600, and when the complainant failed to com-

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The huge task of shifting some of the more intricate and heavy relics at the Hokitika Museum is under way as part of the biggest exhibition redevelopment in at least 15 years. Volunteers at the weekend helped to relocate a working replica model of the Grey River gold dredge and a 2.5-tonne dredge bucket. -APNZ




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Quakes rattle residents By Amy Shanks and Roger Moroney The ground rocked and possessions toppled when a magnitude 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay yesterday. GeoNet recorded the 9.58am tremor as being centred 25km northeast of Waipukurau at a depth of 31km. It was followed by a smaller quake measuring 2.4, which hit 5km from Waipukurau at 10.49am. The first quake was widely felt across the country, from North New Brighton in the South Island, to Ngaroto in the North. Residents in the Hastings suburb of Mayfair described a “strong” shake while other parts of the region reported light to moderate rocking. GNS Science duty seismologist John Ristau said deeper earthquakes were widespread, but less likely to cause aftershocks. “The thing is, the earthquake was deep at 31km - the deeper earthquakes tend not to generate any more activity,” he said. He added it was not unusual for Hawke’s Bay to feel tremors because it sat on a junction of the Pacific and Australian plates. “You tend to get earthquakes that size on a fairly regular basis; in December 2007 there was a 6.7 in Gisborne and there have been a couple of 5.5’s. “There are earthquakes which occur on the boundary, on the crust and in the plates - they happen quite frequently,” he said. “The largest ones are on the boundary of the two plates, that’s where they start to measure 8 and above.” Waipukurau and wider Central Hawke’s Bay residents had mixed experiences of the main event yesterday, but no major damage was reported anywhere in Hawke’s Bay, defence emergency management group manager Ian Macdonald said. However, the shake-up did provide a real reminder for people

to keep their emergency kits well stocked, or create one if they hadn’t already. “If everything is prepared, then there is no need to worry,” he said. “If people want to find out more, they can go to our website;” It was also a good time to ensure any large objects, such as book cases, fridges or televisions were secured to the wall and all precious objects were stuck down to minimise breakages. Patients and staff at Hawke’s Bay Hospital felt yesterday’s quake, but it was not large enough to affect any of its everyday services. In case of a major earthquake, the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has an incident plan in place, while clinical staff are on hand to reassure patients and keep them calm during a moderate jolt. People took to social media to share their stories yesterday, with many saying they heard “loud rumbling” before the shaking began. One woman said that her TV toppled from the wall, while another lost water from her tank and others reported objects falling from shelves. Napier man Dave Turnbull said the jolt rattled and knocked over ornaments at his Onekawa home and downed an aircraft. An aviation enthusiast, he said a model Mustang fighter on his desk was sent to the floor. “It took a dive,” he said. Customers at Napier’s Warehouse stopped in their tracks as the aisles rattled. One couple, visiting Napier from Rye in Victoria, were more startled than most as they had never experienced a shake of that magnitude before. “Although we’ve had a couple of small ones over there,” the man said. His wife, according to a family member, was left terrified. Not many Dannevirke residents felt the 4.9 magnitude earthquake, but Norsewood’s Lyn McConchie certainly did. “My house just leapt on the foundations,” she said. - APNZ

Stolen mower the getaway vehicle? By Kelli Hooks Police believe burglars who broke into Masterton’s Makoura College made their escape on a stolen lawnmower. The caretaker’s shed was broken into over the weekend and the college’s red ride-on mower was taken. It was worth about $7000 and was no more than a year old. Makoura College principal Tom Hullena said the theft was “very disappointing”. “It’s concerning, any form of theft, but particularly [from] schools because schools are really, in my view, a community asset, so they are there to benefit the whole community. When something is stolen from the school, it affects the whole community. “They are not really just stealing from the school, they are stealing from the whole community,” Mr Hullena said. He said any money spent on purchasing a new mower could have gone towards resources for the students, such as computers. “Schools are not well-funded

these days, so that extra money will have to come from some other planned expenditure. “So ultimately, the whole school community misses out,” Mr Hullena said. The school realised yesterday morning that the mower had been taken and reported it to the police. Mr Hullena said entry into the shed had been forced, causing some damage. It appeared the offenders had attempted to gain entry into a number of other sheds within the school grounds. “It would seem to be organised, in the sense that unless they drove it away they would have had to have towed it away,” he said. Mr Hullena said the mower was essential in maintaining a clean and tidy looking school. “It is frustrating. We put in a lot of time and effort to make the school an attractive and welcoming place for our kids and our community.” Acting Sergeant Shayne Nolan said police were yet to determine whether there was any forensic evidence and would be investigating. -APNZ

College website undergoes revamp By Myles Hume The Ashburton College website is being overhauled, in a bid to make it “a one-stop shop” for parents and pupils. It is unknown when the newlook website will be up and running, but deputy principal Helen Shore-Taylor has been watching over the project set to bring a raft of new features. On top of what is already on the website, the college is looking to establish a section for pupils to

log in and access school resources and web tools used in class, along with the already popular student library. It will also feature a portal where parents can look up information on their child in regards to attendance, National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) results and reports from subject teachers, which they hope to be implemented by the beginning of next year. “It will be a whole new format, and hopefully there will be a lot more information for parents and


for people overseas who may be looking to come to the college,” Mrs Shore-Taylor said. “It’ll basically be a one-stop shop for anything you need to know about the college.” Ashburton College principal Grant McMillan said the current website played more of a support role, but he hoped the new site would become “a primary reference”. “Say if your 15-year-old daughter says she can wear dangly earrings to school and as a parent you may be unsure. You will be

able to go on the college website and see the uniform and say to your daughter ‘well it says here can’t wear those’,” he said. The college is also looking to make the website user-friendly, with a plan to make any part of the website accessible by only two clicks. The current site is managed externally, but the new version will be accessible within the college with updates and changes to be made by staff members. Work will continue on the site during the approaching months.

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A concept plan for work at the intersection of Chalmers Avenue with Walnut Avenue and Bridge Street to improve traffic flows once a second bridge is built across the Ashburton River.

Tweaked roundabout ‘should cope’ By Sue Newman With a few alterations, the roundabout at the Netherby Shopping Centre should be able to cope with increased traffic flows from a second bridge across the Ashburton River, council operations manager Rob Rouse says. Last week the council signed off on the final route for the southern approach to the new bridge, a route that will carve through several properties to the east of Grove Street in Tinwald. This will connect with a new

bridge at the end of Chalmers Avenue. A plan has been prepared for alterations to the intersection of Chalmers and Walnut avenues with Bridge Street, but this is still at the “high concept level,” Mr Rouse said. “Based on what we know we think we can make it work within the existing road reserve, but in 10 years’ time, who knows,” he said. Most of the council’s work to date had focused on the new road at the southern end of the bridge because it needed to identify the land and then work through the

land acquisition process to give some certainty to affected landowners. The designation would also protect land on the route for future work, Mr Rouse said. When it came to the Netherby intersection, the council was open minded about the final outcome because more work was still needed there, he said. “We’re aware of potential issues. These came up through the consultation process and we’ve considered this at a high level and we know we can make it work.” The council could acquire land around the intersection if need-

ed, but it had none in its sights at the moment, Mr Rouse said. “We don’t want to do detailed design on Chalmers Ave before we do land designation process because things will change over 10 years.” Possible measures the council will take to mitigate increased traffic on Chalmers Avenue would be kerb build-outs at intersections to reduce carriageway width; provide pedestrian crossings at strategic locations, make changes at the roundabout and reseal Chalmers Avenue and areas of Bridge Street within the urban area.


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Thousands spent on synthetic cannabis By Alison King Thousands of dollars a week are being spent on legal highs in Rotorua but dairies and non-specialist shops are on borrowed time. The Psychoactive Substances Bill has its third and final reading on Thursday and when it comes into force a week later it will be illegal to sell synthetic products in dairies and non-specialist shops. This comes after retailers in Putaruru joined forces to withdraw legal highs from their community. As from yesterday these products are no longer available in the town. The Bill, being led by Rotorua MP Todd McClay, also places strict prohibitions on the sale to, possession and consumption by under 18-year-olds. Skin Graft store manager Joe Hewlett said they had been working with Mr McClay on the Bill and

were keen to see stricter conditions on the sale of the products. He said they sold to between 20 and 30 people a day at around $20 a time. They are one of a handful of stores selling synthetic products in Rotorua. “We’re taking it very seriously and we’re going to play ball,” Mr Hewlett said. “We don’t want to see these products in shops next to bread and milk. I know a lot of people are under the idea that it can be sold to minors but we’ve always taken the stance that it’s an R18 product.” Mr McClay said under the new law businesses would have to apply for a licence to sell synthetic cannabis. They will have 28 days from the law taking effect to do so. Manufacturers would have to prove their products do not have harmful effects, which Mr Hewlett

said would mean the withdrawal from the market of a few products. There are stiff penalties being put in place with fines of up to $500,000 and two years’ impris-

onment. “These drugs are causing considerable concern to parents and increasing levels of harm to those who take them,” Mr McClay said.

“I have received an account of a child as young as 11 being admitted to hospital with addiction problems as a result of taking psychoactive substances. The sooner this dangerous muck is out of our dairies and corner stores the better.” He said he had met with Lakes District Health Board staff and heard that people were regularly being admitted to the Emergency Department unable to tell medical staff what substance they had used. “Lakes has expressed growing concern - the symptoms are pretty frightening. I’ve had constituents come to me over the last two years with their concerns and now I can do more.” He said the Ministry of Health will soon publish a website with details on how the Bill would affect individuals and businesses. -APNZ


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ew Zealand taxpayers must have been excited to see Team New Zealand take out the first race of the Louis Vuitton Cup yesterday. Sadly there was no opposition, which turned the entire event into an enormous farce and you do have to wonder how the $36 million of Government money could have been used in other underfunded sectors of society. Sitting in Mid Canterbury, I could think of at least 1000 ways of using that money in a way that would benefit local taxpayers and not just a few boat builders in Auckland.

OUR VIEW The Government justified its $36m injection with an economic benefit report which showed that the New Zealand economy had reaped $75m from the 2007 campaign in Valencia. Based on that report, the investment looked sound. The money created jobs within Team New Zealand and all its suppliers and if the team brings home the America’s Cup, the Government would hope to replicate the economic windfall the country enjoyed between 1995 and 2003

when Auckland hosted the event. The benefit over that period is estimated to have been over a billion dollars, but you have to wonder how much of that bonanza filtered down to Joe Bloggs in Ashburton. The America’s Cup has long been a billionaire’s game and has little to do with what most of us would classify as a sporting competition. Lawyers have made more money than boat-builders as the details of the races have been

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argued through the courts and yesterday’s boycott by challenger Luna Rossa was yet another chapter in the America’s Cup Court. Despite the best attempts by some sponsors and television outlets to give the spectacle some

credibility, only three teams had enough patience, money and legal budgets to get to the starting line. Swedish team Artemis is rebuilding its boat after the deadly crash that claimed the life of one of its crew but time is against them to actually mount a serious challenge in the trials. That leaves Team New Zealand with the Italians to represent the rest of the world, so when one team does not show up, this ‘global’ event suddenly does not seem that glamorous any more. It seems almost laughable to hear a television commentator get excited when that single boat

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Unnecessary wait I am sure all the vehicle owners held up by a stationary train at 3.35pm yesterday, had more to do than sit for a minimum of 15 minutes and waste time and expensive fuel. Those trying to get from the east side all gave up and went via the north crossing. Not good enough!

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in sport into a museum piece. Billionaires like current holder Larry Ellison and his Oracle Team, and Alinghi boss Ernesto Bertarelli keep mucking around with the rules of the event, alienating fans and potential challengers alike. Even if Team New Zealand wins its challengers’ event and takes away Mr Ellison’s toy, the events of the past week have already tarnished that accomplishment. If the America’s Cup survives yet another farcical edition, the New Zealand Government needs to do some soul-searching before it funds another campaign.

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crossed the line. It would be no different than the All Blacks showing up at Eden Park without the French opposition, doing the haka, running in a few tries, and doing a lap of honour with the Dave Gallagher trophy. The America’s Cup enjoys an almost mystical reputation in these parts, but sadly most of the world outside of yachting circles, ignores the race. We have enjoyed some fantastic, edge-of-the-seat racing over the years, thanks to the wonderful Kiwi graphic technology, but the 2013 race could turn the oldest trophy

Christchurch City Council will continue to issue building consents despite losing its accreditation. International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) informed the local body last week that its building consent accreditation would be revoked after it failed to meet requirements. The council officially lost its consent accreditation today. However, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee said the council “can and must” continue issuing building consents. “The council is obliged to continue processing building consents. It is still registered under section 191 of the Building Act, which under section 193 allows the council to perform the functions of a building consent authority (BCA),” Mr Brownlee said. “Revocation of accreditation does not automatically revoke the council’s registration as a BCA, but it does mean it no longer meets the criteria for registration. Officials from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, including a structural engineer, were working alongside the Christchurch City Council building consent department ahead of a Crown manager’s arrival to identify process problems and encourage change.

An emergency meeting last week saw councillors vote unanimously to appoint a Crown manager to oversee the consenting department. It is hoped that person will be appointed this week. Local Government Minister Chris Tremain said the consenting department would operate a “business as usual” policy until the manager was appointed. Meanwhile, Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson said it was important to note that IANZ had not said any CCC building consents were issued illegally. “In a letter to me ... IANZ says while granted consents may not be technically compliant with the requirements of the Building Code and/or Act, this should never be interpreted as consents are not legal,” he said. “To allay any concerns about recent consents MBIE officials have already started work on an audit of those IANZ has raised concerns about. The scope of a wider audit is yet to be determined.” IANZ removed CCC’s accreditation last Monday, saying it had granted building consents which could potentially put people and property at risk. The council had been given a month to improve its consenting process, including speeding up the flow of consent approvals, but it failed to do so. - APNZ

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Nothing of significance has been located inside the car. “The vehicle is in a remote A car belonging to a miss- location, and was concealed in ing Canterbury man has been an area of bush,” he said. discovered concealed in remote “Although we have now locatbush. ed the vehicle, we Peter John would like to hear Crowther, 55, from from anyone who Christchurch, has may have seen the been missing since car in this area, or Friday June 14. on roads into the The vehicle is His car was disarea, or who can covered by a memin a remote help us to establish ber of the public location, and itsMrmovements.” in Arthur’s Pass Crowther was National Park on was concealed last seen at around Sunday after on June 14 in an area of 4pm noon. The green at his workplace in 1996 Mitsubishi Addington. bush Galant was found He has not been near Mount White in contact with Bridge, close to the family since that Hawdon Shelter. time, and no sightPolice were ings have been informed yesterday. reported. A search team, including Mr Crowther was previously three police dogs and handlers, described by police as a solsix police search and rescue idly built Caucasian man, about unit members and 15 volun- 1.6m tall, with short grey hair, teers, have now been deployed brown eyes and a distinctively to comb the area. large nose. Constable Gavin Jeffs of Anyone with information Christchurch CIB said Mr about the vehicle’s movements Crowther’s vehicle appeared to is asked to contact Christchurch have been at the site for some Police on (03) 363 7400. time. - APNZ By Patrice Dougan

extremely well since the Electoral Commission decided to treat United Future as a new party for registration purposes.” He said he was disappointed the commission would not take six to eight weeks to check the validity of the members’ forms. “Even if it was to check every one of the memberships, not just a sample, it would not be unrealistic to expect the process to be completed within five working days,” Mr Dunne said. The Electoral Commission has confirmed it received the membership evidence required from the United Future Party to complete its application for party registration lodged on June 11 this year. The commission will now check the membership evidence and following the checks will give public notice of the application providing two weeks for public comment. Once public consultation is complete and the applicant has had an opportunity to comment on any public submissions, the board will make its decision on the application. - apnz

Student failure claims ‘simplistic’ By Kate Shuttleworth The Post Primary Teachers’ Association has released research they believe shows it is inaccurate and simplistic to say one in five New Zealand students is failing in education. Independent researchers Liz Gordon, who was a former member of Parliament for Alliance, and Brian Easton who is an economist and former columnist for the Listener, were given access to the Education Ministry’s 2009 OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) database. They found 14.3 per cent of students failed to achieve proficiency level 2 on PISA reading. They also found 74 per cent of those who failed were male, and that socio-economic factors such as parental income and the number of books in the home were contributing issues. Education Minister Hekia Parata has spoken widely of the one in five students she believed was failing, and alongside this has spoken of Maori and Pasifika making up much of that under-achievement. PPTA president Angela Roberts said focusing singularly on ethnicity meant overlapping issues like socioeconomic status were ignored. She said the information that 20 per cent of children were failing had created a crisis in schools that was being used to drive through policy change. “The Government’s practice of separating out a single factor - such as ethnicity - and comparing one subgroup to other whole populations is statistically grossly misleading and fails to recognise many factors contributing to under-achievement,” Ms Roberts said. However, PPTA’s researchers also found there was around a 20 percentage point gap between the level of achievement of Maori and Pasifika students and non-Maori and Pasifika students in New Zealand. The research found New Zealand had the highest gap on PISA’s social gradient approach - at 52 points. The gap reflected New Zealand’s high level of income inequality and a strong performance at the top of the scale. A spokeswoman for Education Minister Hekia Parata said the PPTA had timed the release of their research with the visit of leading world expert on educational achievement and best practice, Andreas Schleicher this week. Mr Schleicher is deputy director for education and skills and special

RESULTS What the research found: - Average PISA scores in reading, mathematics and science of New Zealand 15-year-olds are high among OECD countries. - Socioeconomic status seems to affect educational achievement; students with a higher socioeconomic status tend of achieve better than those with a lower socioeconomic status. - New Zealand students perform well on average and their annual gain is higher than the OECD, suggesting education for mid-teen New Zealanders is more successful than a typical OECD country. - New Zealand’s education system is about a year ahead on the achievement measures compared to the OECD average. advisor on education policy to the OECD’s secretary general. He is being hosted by Ms Parata. Mr Schleicher was not aware of the research and said he could not comment. The spokeswoman for Ms Parata said ‘one in five’ was an estimate which reflected the fact that not every person is leaving school with the qualifications and skills they needed to succeed. “It reflects the fact that 15 per cent of school leavers do not have an NCEA Level 1 qualification and the basic literacy and numeracy skills required to attain it, and that around 30 per cent of students leave school without an NCEA Level 2 qualification. “The one out of five reference also drew on ERO research and reading recovery data which indicated that up to one in five young people are leaving school without the skills needed for modern jobs. “Educationally, the evidence is that students can make good progress based on the quality of teaching they get, not on their socioeconomic background. Good quality teaching delivers good outcomes regardless of a child’s socio economic status. “The reality is we have still got a good proportion of young people being underserved by our education system,” the spokeswoman said. - APNZ

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Shot man an ex-soldier By Anna Leask and Jamie Morton The man shot dead on Auckland’s northern motorway yesterday morning was Caleb Dean Henry, a former soldier discharged from the army last year. Police identified him and advised his family of his death. Mr Henry, 20, was living in Opotiki. It is not clear why he fled police, or where he was heading. Henry served as a soldier but was discharged from the army for “disciplinary reasons” in July last year. A spokesman for the army would not be drawn on any further details of Henry’s service. But the 20-year-old posted many photos and comments on his social networking profiles about the guns he was using. “Firearms can be the cause of many deaths, but ask yourself is it the firearm or is it the person using it?” he wrote on his own Bebo page. Henry fled the scene of a violent home invasion in Opotiki at 7.30pm on Sunday, repeatedly evading police in a stolen Ford Ranger ute as he made his way north. Shots were fired from the vehicle at police in Waikato, on Auckland’s

Southern Motorway and in the Victoria Park tunnel in central Auckland. Police closed all petrol stations between the Kaimai Range and Auckland, and turned traffic lights green during the pursuit in a bid to keep the public safe as they dealt with the situation. After the ute was stopped using road spikes, Henry exchanged shots with police on the Northern Motorway between Tristram Ave and Constellation Drive. He was seriously wounded and despite attempts by police to resuscitate him, he died. A post-mortem examination was held yesterday afternoon. He was not carrying identification with him. Henry was still in the ute when he was shot. “... we are saddened that this has ended in tragedy”, said Assistant Police Commissioner Alan Boreham. “Police’s first priority in any incident is to ensure the public and our officers are kept safe. We also have two victims who have been left hurt and traumatised, but are relieved that no one else was injured during this fast-moving, dangerous and unpredictable situation,” Mr Boreham added. It is understood Opotiki couple Alan and Anne Looney, both in

their 60s, were tied up and suffered injuries during the attack in their home. As well as their ute, Henry took a high-powered rifle and credit cards from their home. They were in a stable condition in Whakatane Hospital. A relative said family were shocked by the incident. The couple have farmed near Opotiki all their lives. “Understandably both victims are in shock after this violent home invasion and police family liaison officers, Victim Support and the family are continuing to support them as they recover from their ordeal,” said Mr Boreham. “The man and woman suffered deep cuts to their hands during the incident ... The pair were expected to undergo minor surgery for their injuries late yesterday, but these are not life-threatening.” The northern motorway near Sunset Road on the North Shore remained screened off as police continued to examine the scene, and police were asking motorists heading south into the city to not slow down while passing the scene. Police wanted to speak to anyone who may have seen the stolen Ford Ranger as it travelled from Bay of Plenty to Auckland overnight. -APNZ


Supporters now have a prime view of riders at Ashburton Motorcycle Park from a new viewing platform.

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Viewing platform at motorcycle park ing platform at the track, with local council, businesses and volunteers working together to complete the project. With more than 100 people from the district and out of town visiting the track most weeks, Cliff Dray from McKay and Donaldson Yamaha Ashburton said the viewing area would be a great improvement at the growing track. “We came up with the con-

By Gabrielle Stuart After several weeks of hard work from volunteers, spectators at the Ashburton Motorcycle Park can now sit back and relax amid trees and native plants while enjoying the throb of engines and a great view of local riders. Plenty of hands have pitched in to complete the new view-

cept a good three years ago, so it’s been a long time coming together. It’s great to keep the kiddies contained, but really it’s so parents who come down to the track can see their children on the bikes and know what’s going on. If mum and dad can watch they’re far more likely to come down with their kids.” With this project finished they had no plans to sit on

their hands, and he said there was plenty more to do. “It’s a living project, really, because it’s constantly evolving. As it gets more and more use we’re making constant ongoing changes, resurfacing to keep it safe and adding more to the track.” The next project at the track he hoped to see finished in a couple of months – a Pee Wee track for budding junior riders.

Night-time car-swap deal turns sour White said the parties had agreed to swap a Toyota Hilux ute and a BMW car about 2am yesterday. One of the parties then drove off, leaving the other to allege the sale had not taken place. That sparked an altercation on Beresford St about six hours later. Mr White said one of the men armed himself with a steel bar, but it was not known whether he had armed himself in self-defence or to threaten the other party.

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Auckland Police investigate the scene where a man was shot after a police chase start started in Opotiki and ended on the Northern Motorway near Constellation Drive.

Shooting personal A Christchurch man shot a man in the buttocks in what police say was a “very personal and serious attack” remains in a critical but stable condition. The 55-year-old has serious internal injuries and has undergone surgery after being shot at close range at an Armagh Street flat just after 11am on Friday. Meanwhile, his attacker is still on the run. “This was a very personal and serious attack, and the victim’s injuries are significant,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Sweeney. “Detectives were working throughout the weekend and continue to work around the clock in an effort to identify and locate the offender.” Police say they are following positive lines of inquiry but are appealing to anyone who has any information to come forward and speak to them. A scene examination at the Armagh Street address was completed on Sunday. Several items of interest were recovered by the forensic team, but police have not yet located the firearm used in the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Christchurch police on 03 363 7400 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. The police armed offenders squad was called in to search for the offender on Friday, but was later stood down. - APNZ

An unusual car-swap deal turned sour when a man armed himself with a metal bar in Dunedin yesterday. Police are still trying to establish exactly what happened, but say the ownership dispute was sparked by an exchange of vehicles in the middle of the night. Acting Senior Sergeant Nathan

PM offers Dotcom as a gift By Kate Shuttleworth Prime Minister John Key has joked that the country’s gift for the royal baby will be the man he crossed swords with in a select committee hearing last week. “We’re giving them Kim Dotcom,” Mr Key quipped while stepping down from the lectern at the post-Cabinet conference yesterday after a series of questions on the likely gift for the imminent royal birth. Mr Key gave a confused nod - head shake when asked if the gift was a Buzzy Bee pull-along toy. “No,” he said. It’s the first time Mr Key has given any significant comment on the gift for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child, although he hasn’t let slip what

the gift will actually be. He said Cabinet Office had come up with the idea for the gift and had run it past him and the royal household. He was able to veto a gift if he didn’t think it was “that flash”, Mr Key said. He was asked if it was a pearl encrusted rattle and he replied: “Well it’s not that”, but he did say it was “special”. When asked if it was a stuffed Kiwi, he replied: “it’s a step up from a stuffed Kiwi”. Mr Key has maintained it would be “inappropriate” to announce any gift prior to the baby’s arrival. Prince William was given a fine lace shawl for his christening in 1982. It was designed, spun and knitted by craft artist Margaret Stove. William was also given a Buzzy Bee pull-along toy when

he came to New Zealand as a toddler. Former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard created a storm last month when she appeared in the Australian Women’s Weekly knitting a toy kangaroo for the royal baby. The baby is believed to be due any day now, with media having long ago marked out territory outside the Lindo Wind of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. The Queen has stationed a private chartered helicopter at Prince William’s RAF base in Anglesey so he can reach London on time for the birth of his first child. Ostetrician Marcus Setchell will be alerted on his speciallyencrypted mobile phone by the Royal couple’s private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton. -APNZ & AP

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to go fishing and while casting off at the end of the pier one of the pair has fallen into the water and was swept away in a swift current,” said Senior Sergeant Rupert Friend. “His friend has jumped into the water to try and save him but given the strength of the current, by the time he has gotten to his friend the man was already face down in the water and unresponsive.” He said the man struggled to pull his unconscious friend to shore, but managed to haul him onto some rocks before raising the alarm. Police praised the efforts of the man’s fishing buddy, describing them as “valiant”. -APNZ

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Truck driver convicted of drink driving charge The following people appeared in the Ashburton District Court in front of Judge Joanna Maze yesterday. Driving matters Matthew Lyndon Gibson, a truck driver of Ashburton, pleaded guilty to drink driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 682 micrograms per litre of breath (EBA 682mcg); he was fined $800 ordered to pay court costs of $130, disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to apply for a zero alcohol licence on completion of the disqualification. An order was also made for the confiscation of the vehicle. Jay Meika Boulton, 42, of Hampstead, pleaded guilty to drink driving, EBA, 994mcg. She was fined $850, court costs of $130, and disqualified from driving for six months. Michael Philip Gorman, 17, apprentice of Methven, pleaded guilty to drink driving, (EBA 299mcg when the youth limit is zero). He was fined $175, ordered to pay court costs of $130 and disqualified from driving for three months. Daniel John Brokenshire, 26, unemployed of Ashburton, pleaded guilty to driving while suspended. He was convicted and fined $200 and court costs of $130. Hemotu Bessie Clarke, of Ashburton, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while disqualified. Clarke was convicted and had her licence disqualified for six months and car confiscated. Other matters Wilson Kira Whare, 21, factory worker of Hampstead, was sen-

tenced to 150 hours community work and nine months supervision on his earlier guilty pleas to charges of assaulting a woman, intentional damage, theft and attempted fraud. The assault charges arose from an altercation which resulted in Whare punching the complainant and throwing a games console at her before smashing holes in walls and windows on November 9, following a drinking session. The other offences occurred when Whare picked up a backpack left outside a Walnut Avenue address on December 2. The next morning he discovered a signed cheque in the backpack and attempted to cash it at the ANZ bank; when the teller became suspicious Whare ran away. The matter was originally referred to restorative justice, however Whare had been contacted on two occasions and several letters had been sent to the complainant, none of which were answered. Neither turned up to a meeting organised in February. An Ashburton man, who pleaded guilty to a drug charge and a raft of driving related offences, admitted he was “out of control” following the death of his son. Simeon Tarawhata Waaka, 44, a meat worker of Fairton, was sentenced after earlier pleading guilty to two charges of driving while disqualified, aggravated drink driving (EBA 585mcg) and possession of powdered BZP. The court was told Waaka drove a vehicle after arguing with his former partner over where the ashes of his dead son should be buried, before being stopped by police and subsequently charged. Despite having a history of driving offences, defence counsel Roz Burnside asked Judge Maze to consider the recent death of

Waaka’s son, which resulted in him “falling to pieces through his grief”. Judge Maze noted in a presentence report that Waaka had a high level of motivation to get his life back on track. Waaka was sentenced to four months’ community detention starting on Friday, nine months supervision to include a drug and alcohol assessment and grief counselling. His licence was disqualified for 15 months starting on October 17 when his current disqualification ends and was also ordered to hold a zero alcohol licence for three years after he gets his licence back. Jeremy Alan Reuben pleaded guilty of possession of 24g of cannabis and two tinnies. He was convicted and fined $300. Simon Peter Green, 49, entered guilty pleas to charges of cannabis cultivation and possession to supply. Police prosecutor Mike Wingfield said police obtained a search warrant for Green’s property on April 16, when they found cannabis plant material, including three 1.5 metre plants, 18 stalks hung for drying in a nearby shed and 91 grams of dried cannabis. Mr Wingfield said Green had sold cannabis on 20 occasions, based on cellphone evidence. Judge Maze remanded Green on bail to reappear on August 5 for sentencing. Metuatini Vaevae Vaevae, 35, an abattoir worker of Ashburton, was sentenced to 80 hours community work and nine months supervision after earlier pleading guilty to assaulting a woman. The court was told on May 26 Vaevae squeezed the woman’s jaw

with his hand, before grabbing her around the neck and pushing her backwards, following an argument. When the woman tried to phone for help, Vaevae snatched the phone away, disconnecting it. Defence counsel Michelle Barrell said Vaevae was remorseful for his actions and had already found help through his church minister and was undertaking a relationships course. Vaevae’s supervision term involves undertaking relationship and anger management counselling. Mahaki Hemi Aranui, of Netherby, pleaded guilty to wilful damage. He was convicted and ordered to pay $43 reparation to Ashburton police within 28 days after he “ripped apart” a police cell pillow on June 9. Nakeisha Bianca Rimene appeared on a theft charge and supervision and community work breaches. Judge Maze said Rimene needed to understand that she “had to do what she had been told” and stood her down in custody. She reappeared later and was given a stern warning to see her probation officer today and cooperate with the preparation of a pre-sentence report for her next appearance on July 22. Te Aroha Parata was given a stern warning to adhere to her release conditions after she failed to report to probation on July 4. She was fined $250 and ordered to pay court costs of $130.

Ashburton man Stuart Burgess on his vegetable patch where he grew kumara in this year.

Arrest warrants were issued for: Hamish James Ferrier, Glen Thomas Crean, Scott Kotase Hamilton and Tyron Jayhan Chapman.

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Man accused of supplying drugs to kids By Kurt Bayer A man accused of getting Christchurch schoolgirls to expose their breasts in exchange for illegal drugs has appeared in court again yesterday. Kevin Beria Greer, 45, is accused of dealing cannabis, morphine and Ritalin to high school students.

He’s also been charged with selling a family member’s morphine and Ritalin to teenagers at a Christchurch high school. Police say they caught him outside the school with drugs and $14,000 in cash stashed inside his van. They allege he was getting schoolgirls to expose their breasts and bodies to him in exchange

for drugs. At Christchurch District Court yesterday, defence counsel Kirsten Grey said police wanted another two-week adjournment so they could complete their investigations. Judge Fred McElrea remanded Greer on existing strict bail conditions until July 22. Greer was found with a digital camera containing images of the

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girls, police say, while more cannabis was also allegedly found at his Bryndwr home. He faces seven charges, including selling and possessing cannabis, Class B controlled drugs morphine, and Ritalin, as well as entering into dealing with two different teenage girls “for the purpose of sexual exploitation” between January and May. - APNZ

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By Myles Hume Stuart Burgess’ attempt to grow kumara in Ashburton caused quite a stir, and the keen gardener has finally revealed how they turned out after months of anticipation. “When I dug them up they looked a lot like yams, it wasn’t what I was expecting at all, I was expecting nice round kumara,” he said. Mr Burgess spoke to the Guardian about his kumara growing attempt in April.

After planting a dozen fully grown kumara in his vegetable garden, they started to sprout above ground, leaving the retired Ashburton man excited with what would be a rare feat in the cooler Mid Canterbury climate. Since the story, the Guardian and Mr Burgess himself have fielded several calls from curious locals asking how his kumara turned out and he has finally revealed what emerged from under the ground. He said they were long thin kumara that looked like yams, measuring up to 100mm.

Many people told Mr Burgess it would not work, and while it was not the stellar success he hoped for, he was pleased to see a vegetable did grow from his unconventional process of planting a kumara instead of kumara sprouts. Although his excitement may have been watered down, it has not stemmed Mr Burgess’ drive to grow full kumara in Ashburton. “I’m going to have another go, I’ll have to ring a friend of mine up north to see if he can send me down some sprouts,” he said.



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Toll rising in train disaster Five bodies have been found so far in a grim search for victims from the catastrophic derailment of an oil-laden cargo train in eastern Canada and officials expect to find as many as 40 more. Firefighters in the Quebec lakeside town of Lac-Megantic finally managed to put out a raging inferno sparked a day earlier when a driverless freight train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, sending fireballs skyward and unleashing a wall of fire that tore through downtown homes and businesses. “The flames, the fires all have been put out now. We did it,” fire chief Denis Lauzon said. That meant police finally would be able to conduct a full search of the charred wreckage at the disaster scene. But the accident devastated the centre of the small town 250 kilometres east of Montreal and forced about 2000 to flee their home. Locals struggled to come to terms with the scope of the disaster. Many in this heavily Catholic

area were unable to go to Sunday services because their church was within the burned out area. The lucky ones headed to churches in nearby towns “People are in shock, They just cannot believe how serious this all is,” said Guy Boulanger, an official from a nearby Catholic diocese. Police spokesman Michel Brunet said they anticipated “many more” fatalities. The official figure for missing people is 40, he said. One firefighter said on condition of anonymity that there had been at least 50 people in one bar that was consumed by the flames. “There is nothing left,” he said. The explosion completely levelled more than four blocks of the town’s downtown area, and it took firefighters 18 hours to contain the inferno. Brunet said the fire was so intense investigators couldn’t go anywhere near the devastated area. Witnesses said they heard the train pass by at speed, then careen off the rails and erupt into flames.

Whale knocks man out A man who was knocked unconscious by a 15-metre southern right whale at Bondi Beach said the experience reminded him of the film Life of Pi. The whale was frolicking in the water among surfers about 70 metres offshore on Sunday when it got too close to 38-year-old medical doctor Bishan Rajapakse. Dr Rajapakse was knocked off his surf board and lost consciousness for about 10 seconds. Other surfers managed to help

him back to the beach and he was treated by paramedics and lifeguards before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital. But by Sunday afternoon he was happily talking to media from his hospital bed. “It’s pretty hard to move away from that temptation because I guess the whale was looking so placid,” Dr Rajapakse told ABC TV. “It really reminded me of that movie Life of Pi, I just had this flashback.”  - AP

• 10 killed in Alaska US authorities say an air taxi has crashed at an airport in Alaska, killing all 10 people on board. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson says the pilot and nine passengers were killed at Soldotna Airport yesterday. Meagan Peters of Alaska State Troopers says the fixed-wing aircraft was engulfed in flames before firefighters could get to the plane. The victims have not yet been identified. Johnson says initial reports had the accident happening as the plane took off.  - AP

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Fire crews respond to the scene where Asiana Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Sunday.

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The pilot at the controls of an Asiana plane that crashed landed was guiding a Boeing 777 into the San Francisco airport for the first time, and tried but failed to abort the landing after coming in too slow to set down safely, aviation and airline officials said yesterday. It was unclear if the pilot’s inexperience with the aircraft and airport played a role in the crash. Officials were investigating whether the airport or plane’s equipment could have also malfunctioned. Also yesterday, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said he was investigating whether one of the two teenage passengers killed actually survived the crash but was run over by a rescue vehicle rushing to aid victims fleeing the burning aircraft. Remarkably, 305 of 307 passengers survived the crash and more than a third didn’t even

Skinderella is one of five superheroes in a new comic book that will help kids get the picture when it comes to skin cancer. The new educational resource is launching on Monday to help Australian families explain to kids why a family member is sick, and what lies ahead. In Medikidz Explain Advanced Melanoma, superheroes Chi, Gastro, Pump, Axon, Skinderella and a brain on legs will teach kids how melanoma develops. “Helping families understand and explain a diagnosis of advanced melanoma can be daunting, particularly when breaking the news.”  - AP

require hospitalisation. Only a small number were critically injured. Deborah Hersman, head of the National Transportation Safety Board, said the slow speed of Flight 214 in the final approach triggered a warning that the jetliner could stall, and an effort was made to abort the landing but the plane crashed barely a second later. At a news conference, Hersman disclosed the aircraft was traveling at speeds well below the target landing speed of 137 knots per hour, or 157 mph. “We’re not talking about a few knots,” she said. Survivors and other witnesses said they saw an aircraft that seemed to be flying too slowly just before its tail apparently clipped a seawall at the end of the runway and the nose slammed down. The flight originated in Shanghai, China,

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Two KiwiSaver providers are merging to become one of New Zealand’s largest locally-owned operations in the retirement savings scheme. Grosvenor Financial Services Group, which has 31,000 KiwiSaver members, is taking over the management of Fidelity Life’s scheme, which has more than 64,000 members. Fidelity Life - the country’s largest locally-owned life insurer - will take a minority shareholding in Grosvenor as part of the transaction, but terms of

the rest of the deal were not disclosed. The deal is expected to be completed by September, and when it is done the combined Grosvenor will manage more than $600 million of assets. Grosvenor will become the seventh largest KiwiSaver provider and one of the largest that is locally-owned and operated, the companies said in a statement. Grosvenor managing director Allan Yeo said the deal will put the combined entity in a strong position to become a

default provider in the future. Yeo said the companies’ schemes will be managed separately by Grosvenor and will remain as distinct entities to begin with. However, Yeo said he would like to discuss with the Financial Markets Authority over the coming months the viability of merging the schemes into one. Fidelity will continue to work with Grosvenor on investment issues when the deal goes through, said Fidelity Life chief executive Milton Jennings.

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Tauranga port to improve safety record Employers and employees working at Port of Tauranga need to lift their game to lower the rate of workplace injuries and deaths, union and port officials say. Port of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns said the port had monthly health and safety forums but there was still a long way to go to achieve zero injury workplace. This week, two Bay companies were ordered to pay a total of $85,000 in fines and reparation after a 41-year-old Tauranga man had a foot severed by a winch wire rope last October. Labour-hire firm Bream Bay Enterprises (BOP) Ltd and Genera Ltd both admitted they failed to take all practicable steps to safeguard the victim, while he was working under contract using the winch equipment to wind covers onto a stack of logs. Mr Cairns said about 2000 employees work at the port, but the port authority only employed 180 of those workers directly. It was his goal to achieve zero injuries at the site. “While the Port of Tauranga has the lowest level of ACC claims of any port in the country, any ACC claim is one too many. In our industry, an incident is usually going to involve serious injury or a fatality due to the machinery involved,” he said. Mr Cairns said making the port a safer workplace was a collaborative effort.

“Our workplace fatality rate is more than five times the best in the world in the UK - it’s something I really want everyone to work hard to improve ... Unfortunately, there is a bit of complacency which is the biggest killer on any work site,” he said. “I’m certainly sincere in my goal to ensure there is zero harm to people who work at the port, so they go home in the same condition they arrived here in. But Health and Safety obligations don’t just rest on employers ... employees also need to take personal responsibility to ensure they don’t put themselves or their colleagues in harm’s way,” he said. To help drive home that message in the next two to three weeks, large safety message billboards will be erected at both entrances to the port, Mr Cairns said. The billboards were planned in advance of the recent prosecution case, he said. Mount Maunganui Tauranga Maritime Union president Peter Harvey said he had no confidence there would be a marked improvement at theport without radical changes. “We’ve got to stop the carnage. One death in a workplace is a huge event, and one is too many. The reality is that for every fatality or serious injury there has to have been hundreds of near-misses or first aid cases leading - APNZ up to it,” he said.




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Two big earthquakes have struck Papua New Guinea but no tsunami warnings were issued and seismologists say damage was unlikely. A 7.2 magnitude quake hit the Pacific nation some 110 kilometres northeast of Taron on the island of New Ireland. It occurred a depth of 379km. This was followed two hours later by a shallower 6.8 quake, 62km deep near the town of Kandrian on New Britain. - AP

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Coalition resubmits petition to stop sales By Kate Shuttleworth The Keep Our Assets coalition will resubmit the citizens’ initiated referendum petition to stop asset sales today with an additional 51,000 signatures. The coalition had two months to collect 16,000 valid signatures after the initial count was deemed just short of

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the 308,000 valid signatures required. More than 445,000 signatures have now been collected in total to force a referendum. Keep Our Assets spokesman Roy Reid said the public’s resolve to step the asset sales programme had not waned. “If anything it has grown stronger, as shown by the large number of extra sig-

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natures collected in just eight weeks. “People really got behind the last push to get the petition over the line to force a referendum on this issue because they see we can stop further asset sales. Mr Reid said the Government should shelve the Meridian float until the outcome of the referendum was known. “The asset sales programme is both


unpopular and unsuccessful. It is time to stop it and give New Zealanders their say on the matter through a referendum,” he said. The petition will take up to two months to count. The additional 51,000 signatures will be added to the original signatures submitted for a new sample to be drawn.  - APNZ

debacle fallout for CCC

Christchurch City Council has had its credit rating cut one notch and is still on a negative outlook after losing its accreditation to issue building consents. Global rating agency Standard & Poor’s cut the long and shortterm ratings to A+/A-1 from AA-/ A-1+ after lowering its assessment of the city’s political and management strength, it said in a statement. The downgrade comes after International Accreditation New Zealand stripped the local authority of its consenting ability from today and after a Crown manager was appointed to oversee issuance. “The appointment of a Crown Manager reinforces our view that the New Zealand government (the Crown) is driving the reconstruction of the Canterbury region, of which Christchurch is the major city, and raises questions about CCC’s management strength, and whether further issues will emerge,” said credit analyst Claire Curtin. Christchurch City Mayor Bob Parker has already signalled he won’t seek re-election later this year and chief executive Tony Maryatt has taken leave since the government moved to take control of consenting. S&P’s Curtin said the council still faces contingent liabilities, and that “legal risk is heightened further as a result of apparent consenting being not in compliance with New Zealand’s building codes.” The negative outlook, which implies a one-in-three chance of another downgrade over the next two years, reflects the potential for more management and governance issues, potential insurance issues around consenting, the risk of legal action and the risk the council’s debt burden could exceed 180 per cent of consolidated revenue. The Christchurch rebuild is seen as a lynchpin for New Zealand’s economic growth.

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Pick me: Buyers look over breeding ewes and hoggets at the Tinwald saleyards last week.

Good prices at breeding ewe fair Around 2500 breeding ewes and hoggets went under the hammer at the Tinwald saleyards last week and while numbers were small, prices were good. Auctioneer Greg Cooke said 2532 sheep sold at the annual event, on a par with last year, but a far cry from sales of 15,000 10 years ago. The swing to dairying in Mid Canterbury has meant sheep farmers are few in number. “They have hung in there are they are optimistic enough, I think.”

Mr Cooke said buyers came from as far away as Marlborough and South Canterbury and prices ranged from $65 a head to $130. Capital stock ewes sold: BR and MG Isherwood – 183 Coopworth two shear $124, 150 Coopworth three shear $124, 45 Coopworth four shear $105. IR and RD Moore – 252 Border Romney mixed age ewes $122. Corrland Prison Farm – 407 Perendale one shear $118-120, 238 Perendale two-three shear $113, 185 five year $81.

RIC MacKenzie – 120 Romney one shear - $130. WA and BM Jones – 200 Romney one shear - $112-118. Winslow Estate – 60 Romney one shear $117. AD and SM Clemens – 52 Romney one shear $111. Orari Gorge Station – 105 Romney mixed age ewes $95. WJ and CL Sheddan – 140 Romney adult $81.

New Zealand officials are again seeking clarification from China after meat consignments were stalled on Chinese wharves for the second time in as many months. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy, who is in China on a trade mission, said he learned on Thursday that China had changed meat import rules and is now requiring sign off by a veterinarian directly linked to the last site meat was held before shipment. Officials at the Ministry for Primary Industries were advised of the change by exporters, who complained that a shipment of meat was being held at the northern China port of Dalian. The changes affect 1,323 containers with about 30,000 metric tons of meat shipped since June 1, Guy said. He said delays of only a couple of days were expected for most of the disrupted meat. The latest hold-up comes after departing chief Wayne McNee was quoted saying New Zealand’s trading relationship with China was strong. In May, Guy attributed blame for disruptions to about $100 million of meat to China on MPI using certification documents which hadn’t been approved by Chinese authorities. Labour’s spokesperson for Primary industries Damien O’Connor said China’s demand for veterinarian certification of all meat may force the government to reverse its plan to deregulate meat inspection in freezing works. Amid broad concerns about food imports, China has been tightening rules and Fonterra Cooperative Group last week confirmed it had been questioned by Chinese officials as part of a broader probe into the pricing of infant formula. A separate probe is looking at the price of drug imports. Chinese meat officials are due in New Zealand this week for talks about meat access arrangements and New Zealand is hoping meat from some local plants can be fasttracked for export.  - (BusinessDesk)

• Market report Lamb The UK reclaimed the top spot from China as New Zealand’s biggest lamb export market in May. Although this was aided by a drop in trade with China, volumes to the UK were 17 per cent higher than the same month last year and were the highest for May since 2010. Data from Kantar Worldpanel show that UK retailers sold 21 per cent more sheep meat in the 12 weeks to May 12 than the same period last year. Over 40 per cent of households purchased lamb during the period, a 10 per cent increase on the same time in 2012. One of the main drivers of this was a 9.5 per cent decline in average retail prices. Possibly the most significant figure for NZ was the 61 per cent year-on-year rise in the

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Beef Independence Day on July 4 made for an extremely quiet week for the beef trade in the US last week. Prices for imported beef on the spot market softened slightly by mid-week, once end users had satisfied their demand prior to the holiday. Not enough trading occurred to establish a clear indication of the price levels achieved by NZ exporters during the week. The latest data show NZ beef exports to China dropped 54 per cent in May from

the previous month. Certification issues certainly restricted trade but it’s not possible to determine how much of an impact it had, because a decline was already likely on the back of NZ’s sharply lower production during the month. The volume was still 8.5 times greater than what was shipped to China during the same month in 2012. Dairy Prices have eased a little, particularly for nearby deliveries, but overall markets remain very strong. Surplus butter stocks in the United States market are putting downwards pressure on global prices for this product. European butter markets on the other hand remain firm with the pricing gap

between this market and the global market widening. This is likely to attract foreign product into the European Union despite the high import tariffs. Good volumes were traded on the NZX Dairy Futures market on Friday morning with strong interest particularly in anhydrous milkfat (AMF) futures. The US market is feeling the impact of the high stocks of cheese and butter, with the CME market reacting accordingly. Lactose prices are also under pressure in the US due to an increase in production volumes and stocks of this product. Overall buyers are showing strong interest for Oceanic product with negotiations well underway for Q4 deliveries. Some buyers are also interested in locking in prices for 2014 deliveries.


Matching calves with mums important Dairy farmers are being reminded to be vigilant about recording the parentage of calves this season. DairyNZ subsidiary NZ Animal Evaluation Limited (NZAEL manager Dr Jeremy Bryant says ensuring heifer replacements are correctly matched to their mothers will help to boost profit through genetic improvements. “In the demanding, time-stretched environment of spring calving, it could be easy to dismiss the importance of correctly matching calves to their mums,” he said. A 2011 Abacus Bio Ltd study of 97 farms, funded by DairyNZ, Sustainable Farming Fund and Primary Growth Partnership, showed that on average 23 per cent of calves had incorrect sires matched. It pays to take extra care, he said. “In a 1000 cow herd, with 50 per cent parentage errors, the average cost of lost production potential in replacement heifers is around $1000 a year and compounds over time. “Greater risk of inbreeding or unintended mating of cows and sires that carry noted genes with health implications, also arises.” In a recent edition of Ashburton Trading Society’s (ATS) bi-monthly magazine, a number of farmers relayed how they matched calves to their mother. Clandeboye Jersey breeder and owner of Lynbrook Jerseys, Steve Ireland, maintains there is no real rocket science behind keeping good records on mother-daughter matching through calving time. The former NZAEL director has recorded 100 per cent accuracy on

the calving matches in his 550 head dairy herd. “I tend to pretty much take the responsibility for checking and recording over calving myself, I think you really need one person overseeing it.” He admits to still being very much a committed user of the yellow notebook system, recording every birth and mother’s ID, and then updating his MINDA records every couple of days. Mr Ireland will check his calving mob up to six times a day, and inserts a brass tag in replacement heifer calves in the paddock. One set of tags is kept solely on one calving bike in a convenient bum bag, along with the notebook to ensure consistency. At the end of the day, if it appears the weather may close in, cows looking like they will calve are separated out into another break to reduce the risk of mis-mothering. Meanwhile, Rakaia farmers Hayden and Jessie Dorman also have some well-tried and simple methods for ensuring accurate calving data. The couple are focusing on breeding cows capable of coping and producing in a high input farming system. The couple work their breeding goals to the simple ethos every cow counts. To minimise mis-matching over calving, only their most experienced staff member pairs off calves and mothers for tagging, and the calving mob is checked frequently and data updated every day. “We also spend time getting our staff to understand why correct identification is important, and what it can mean for the quality of the herd Hayden and Jessie Dorman use well-tested methods a calving time to reduce the risk of mis-matching mother and calf. in future.”

$10m freeze on global warming The Government has proposed cutting therefore be made for reviewing the amount $10 million in funding for climate change of funding for this purpose”. Mr Guy was travelling in China and was research in a move described as disheartening for New Zealand’s highly capable climate unable to be reached for comment. Associate minister Jo Goodhew, through a scientists. Treasury documents showed that Primary spokesperson, said it was important to note Industries Minister Nathan Guy has recom- that Government was still committing more mended scaling back funding for Climate than $4 million a year to research, and the criteria for funding would not Change Research Grants by $2 change. million in the next financial year, She said Government would $3.75 million in 2014/15 and continue to invest in climate $4.25 million in 2015/16. change research but this research This would reduce the pool of would be more closely aligned funding from nearly $10 million with current Government policy a year to $4.5 million a year by in particular the Business Growth 2016. Agenda, the Primary Growth The contestable grants were Partnership and the Sustainable used to finance research by terFarming Fund. tiary institutions and government Opposition MPs noted that the agencies on adapting to climate Business Growth Agenda focused change, reducing emissions and Jo Goodhew heavily on mineral exploitation. creating carbon sinks, and tapping Green Party climate change spokesman into business opportunities which arise from Kennedy Graham said New Zealand had some climate change. Treasury backed Mr Guy’s proposal, saying of the best climate scientists in the world. “This Government believes that it can hide that the funding was introduced in 2007 to support the introduction of the Emissions behind a fig-leaf of indifference from the New Trading Scheme and other climate change Zealand public. It thinks the public won’t notice, and if policies. Treasury officials said those policies were they do, they’ll think the public doesn’t - APNZ now fully operational, and “an argument can care - wrong on both counts.” 

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Mid Canterbury Federation Thirteen members attended the recent national AGM in Invercargill. Ten of us went by bus with North Canterbury ladies and three travelled by private cars. It wasn’t all business, with a country and western competition night very much enjoyed by all who dressed up to the theme. We have our bi-annual Eisteddfod coming up on July 12 in the senior centre at 10.30, now open to the public. All WIs are busy practising for this. An indoor bowls challenge on August will be another fun day with one nonbowler in each team of three.

Hinds The May meeting was held in the Hinds community centre. Rosa Bennett welcomed 15 members and four visitors when led in the singing and reciting of the ode and aspirations. Motions of sympathy were extended to the families of Colleen Clark, a member of our WI who passed away on March 27, and Mary Wilson who was a Hinds member many years ago and a longstanding member of Willowby-Eiffelton. Kathryn Lilley was welcomed as a new member to Hinds. Kathryn had formerly been a member until her family moved to Ashburton in 1983. The business included Meals on Wheels, Hinds is rostered on August 16. Val Goodridge tabled two magazines picked up from visiting a WI in Australia. The guest speaker for the afternoon

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Netherby President Adrienne Hodson welcomed a large number of members to our June meeting. Members stood in silence in remembrance of the recent passing of long-time member Doreen Quartermaine. After general business was discussed, speaker Sara Clifford spoke about her life with Can Bead, something which she has established to help provide an interest for cancer sufferers like herself. Members held a mystery bottle auction which raised $80 and was donated to Sara for her organisation, along with beads members had bought along to the meeting. Motto: Let him that would move the world, first move himself. Roll Call: Biscuits for 206 was well responded to. Competitions: Moylan Trophy was won by Walmai Mitchell and the North Church Trophy was won by Patsy Huggans.

Two birthdays were celebrated during June. The raffle was won by Cora Petrie. The meeting closed with a welcome cup of tea, with some members staying to practise items for the coming Eisteddfod.

Wakanui On April 24 we celebrated our 80th birthday with a lunch at the Lake House. We were lucky enough to nearly have a full turnout. On May 22 we held our monthly meeting at the Sinclair Centre. Roll Call was first holiday. Good selection of baking for 206. Interesting holiday treasures were on display and our speaker was Pam Love on her trip to Vietnam, which we all enjoyed. We met again at the Sinclair Centre on June 26. Roll call was: What I most often lose, varied from mothing to glasses, phone keys and befie knife. M. Cullimore reported on her trip to conference. Members thanked for helping with ploughing catering. Our speaker was Frank Luxton on his off roading trip around Australia. Very interesting, showing us parts of Australia you don’t get to see. Discussed Eisteddfod. Good selection for baking for cancer support.

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members to the June meeting. Aspirations were recited, motto ready by Margaret Thorpe: The success of tomorrow depends on the preparations you make today. Roll call: What I left undone to come to this meeting, dishes, washing and ironing. A large bag of wool and material was handed in for the craft group to use. Correspondence was dealt with. Entries for Eisteddfod were completed. Congratulations to Margaret Thorpe for her third placing for her bag at the national conference at Invercargill. Birthday greetings to Mary Simpson, June Thomas and Joy Welsh. Raffle won by Margaret Thorpe. Next meeting to be held at 63 Catherwood.

Willowby-Eiffelton For our May meeting members attended the movie Song for Marion, very worthwhile. Our speaker for our June meeting was Sue Wragg, from Neighbourhood Support. That is an organisation which shows us how to help ourselves, making our communities safer places to life. It means letting neighbours know when you are away, clearing letterboxes, supporting each other in emergencies, and nurturing a sense of community. They work closely with police and other organisations. Our motto was: We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

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Nationally, petroleum exploration and extraction has increased dramatically over the past few years. For many landowners the idea of someone knocking on your door with legal agreements to access your property can be nerve-wracking to say the least. Even in areas like Taranaki, where oil and gas activity has been commonplace for some time, the rights of landowners are not widely understood. There is little doubt that exploration and extraction of petroleum and gas resources leads to substantial benefits in the form of government royalties, increased employment and the overall economic benefits to our GDP. However, with the benefits also come costs, as acknowledged by David Robinson, chief executive of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). “As an industry we cannot say that noone will be affected by new rigs operating, of course there will be,” Robinson says. “For some people there will be more traffic on the roads and more noise.” When oil and gas activity is based on a farm, the effects felt by the wider community can be magnified and there can be real impacts on farm productivity, farm value and amenity. Sometimes it can be hard to fully understand what the impacts will be, but an appropriately negotiated access agreement goes a long way to ensure adequate compensation. Rich Flitcroft, who heads Billings Lawyers’ oil and gas sector in New Plymouth, said it is vital farmers get legal advice from a practitioner with a working knowledge of the Crown Minerals Act before signing anything. “Farmers need to appreciate that they are giving property rights to petrochem companies and once granted will have great difficulty in trying to have them removed or altered,” he says. For those concerned about the costs generated by getting legal advice, he advises that, “the Crown Minerals Act requires the party seeking access to pay for the reasonable legal costs you incur in receiving advice”. Robinson agrees that landowners should get as much information as they can when approached by an oil and gas company.

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He encourages those entering into land access agreements to ask questions, raise concerns and have good discussions around their expectations and the expectations of the operators. “Our industry is open and willing to share information about what we are doing and how we are doing it.” Many landowners believe they are required under the Crown Minerals Act to accept the deal proposed by the oil and gas company entering their property. “In actual fact, the Crown Minerals Act sets down a process for negotiating access rights,” says Flitcroft. “The terms of access prepared by petrochem interests often request greater rights than the Crown Minerals Act otherwise would entitle.”

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What records to keep, and what to let go By Kathleen Stringer I don’t have much spare time, so sadly I can’t watch many movies. Recently, however I decided that I needed to blob out and hired a DVD. The movie I watched was J Edgar, about the head of the FBI – J. Edgar Hoover. It wasn’t a great movie and I didn’t really learn a great deal about the background to the organisation he headed, but it did leave me thinking. In another life, Hoover may have made a fine archivist. One of his first jobs was working at the Library of Congress – one of ‘the’ libraries of the world and source of the cataloguing system which many academic libraries use, as opposed to the more familiar Dewey Decimal. Once Hoover became employed with the FBI he used his cataloguing knowledge to centralise police and other records, making them easy to use and locate. Hoover amassed a great deal of data about people – not just criminals or subversives, but really anyone he had suspicions about or simply didn’t like. Much of this material was stored in the central files. How people accessed it without the aid of computers I don’t know. However for the more juicy stuff, which he may have used to blackmail people like Presidents, judges and even people like Martin Luther King, he kept in a ‘secret file’. It wasn’t that secret as most people knew it existed, they just didn’t know where. His long suffering secretary was told to destroy these files when he died. This she did. Although his house and office were searched no one thought to look at the secretary’s filing system. For weeks, maybe longer, this woman shredded miles of paper and photographs. I could see why, maybe. Much of this material was gathered for malicious intent and more muck-raking than genuine investigation. Did it really matter who was having affairs in private? However a part of me cringed to see so much material simply destroyed. There was no sorting, everything just vanished. But, sadly, such destruction still takes place as many people just don’t know what to do about material that is sensitive or ‘could be’. We hear a lot about The Privacy Act as if it is some piece of legislation that makes everything secret. Due to a lack of understanding, or fear, some records are destroyed as people believe that is the easiest, or saf-

est, way to deal with them. Archivists are trained to deal with sensitive or confidential records. We are aware what records need to be restricted from public view, and how, or if, they may be accessed. Some records do have restrictions placed on them by legislation – such as school and health records. Other records may be deemed sensitive by the person or group that created them. These can be letters, business files or confidential minutes. Again, we can work with the donors to place appropriate restrictions on them – this may for a period of time or requesting permission from the donor first. We will work in with any individual or group to ensure the confidentially or privacy of their records. Not only do we work closely with legislation, we are also sensitive to people’s feelings, so on a few occasions we may restrict material that enters the collection (such as personal letters etc). It should go without saying, also, that archivists are mindful of the material they come across and don’t broadcast information they uncover if it could cause concern or upset. People may wonder why we accept records that the public can’t access. True, one role of an Archive is to collect material and make it accessible. However, another role is to preserve records for the future. Archivists tend to have two points of view – the present and also the future. I often say to people who doubt their material is of use or value to think of people using it in 100 years time. So it is with restricted records. I believe most archivists would rather store records that are inaccessible today, knowing that tomorrow they would be extremely useful, instead of shredding them. While our focus is obviously on records no longer in use, we can offer guidance to people who have records that are still current. While the Privacy Act deals with living people, there are other pieces of legislation that can determine how other records may require special care. I’m not sure if civilisation lost a great treasure when Hoover’s secret files were destroyed, I am sure that many people breathed a huge sigh of relief when it happened. One of the first guidelines of the Privacy Act is to only collect information you need, so one has to wonder what use they were in the first place. But it is unlikely that anyone in Ashburton has such sensitive information, so rather than destroying records, ‘just in case’, why not discuss your situation with us. We are here to help.

While these school registers look the same they are restricted for two different reasons. The closed registers are restricted for the time being, due to their age. The opened register, of Mayfield side school which became Ruapuna, is restricted permanently due to its fragility. This register is being transcribed so access to the information is possible.


Shine up that silverware By Kathleen Stringer These glass salt cellars look lovely and would surely have brought a fancy touch to any table. But although they are prettier than the ceramic or even plastic salt shakers that most modern kitchens have, one wonders how hygienic they were. Firstly, they allowed the contents to become contaminated – dust, insects or just the atmosphere could have tainted the salt or other condiment placed within. Then there is the spoon, which is silver plated. There is no doubt a tarnished piece of silver doesn’t look pretty and to eat with it, well that’s just asking for trouble, surely. My Mother was given silver cutlery as wedding presents (as most people were), the knives were fine but often the forks made the food taste a bit, well ... ‘earthy’. But even though I complained about the funny taste, my Grandmother said it was good to eat off silver, so we did. And, as almost nearly always, my



ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) Though you may be indulgent towards family members, an equally serious approach to career matters may allow you to make progress here too. As the Moon glides into Leo, it seems to be a day made for mixing business with pleasure. Look to explore your creative potential. It can bring you closer to discovering your life’s purpose.

TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) Thankfully, crucial information that you may be waiting for could show up, making it possible to come to a decision. With Mercury currently in its retrograde phase, you may need to go backwards before you can progress. Reviewing a project or plan, or researching your options, sets the stage for a smoother time in the future.


GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) Do you have your hands full coping with financial changes, whether self-imposed or from an outside source? As Mercury rewinds in Cancer, consider reviewing your financial situation and shoring up any weak points. Meanwhile, a focus on sharing ideas suggests you could find that this turns out to be a pleasantly productive day.

Grandmother was right. Silver has for centuries been known as a healing metal. Back as far as the ancient Greeks, silver coins were used to prevent water and milk turning sour (NASA uses copper-silver ionization to purify recycled water onboard space craft so it’s not an old wives’ tale!) It made sense then, that eating from silver plates and using silver cutlery would be much better than those made of wood, or other base metals such as lead or pewter. The ways people’s minds work sometimes means that several ideas get mingled into one and so it was with silver and health and those that had the most silver – the Royalty. Royalty, especially in England and France, ate healthy food and they did so using silver dinner ware. Their ‘good health’ compared with the poorer classes was not seen so much as the result of a better diet and good tableware, but Divine protection. From that was conceived the notion of King’s Touch, which was established in England by Edward the Confessor.

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LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) Your emotions may be revved up a notch, encouraging you to dive in and explore how you feel about important issues. With Jupiter bright in a reflective area, this can be a good time to delve into your dreams. They may give you important pointers. Someone can enter your life and take on the role of teacher or mentor.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) You may feel inclined to explore new social possibilities and to connect with people who could become a solid part of your support network. Long-term hopes and goals could also undergo a change. You may find some of your present plans a little limited. Perhaps it’s time to consider expanding your options and seizing new opportunities.

LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) Marshal your energy and resources as career matters are well placed. A connection between Mercury and the Sun may bring an old opportunity back into the loop. If you regret not going ahead with a plan or project, you may get another chance to do so. It’s a good time to nurture goals and to strive for greater personal satisfaction.

It stood to reason that as he was chosen by God, the monarch should have some of His powers – being touched by a king (or his official ‘stroker’ a man given a letter conferring the king’s healing touch onto deputies) could cure a number of ailments especially scrofula (king’s evil). Apparently, Charles X of France did so until 1825. On its own, silver can work miracles and for a number of years was used to kill bacteria and can still be found in a number of medications and remedies. It is little wonder then that silver was used as a gift to wish the receiver both wealth and health. Silverware therefore makes the ideal present for beginnings – such as weddings and births. Rattles and teething rings of silver used to be very popular, particularly during outbreaks of disease. So while they may be a nuisance to keep clean, using silver at your table is actually a good tradition to keep up. It sounds as if I may have to keep using those earthy tasting forks my Mother left me after all!

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SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) Feel pride in your achievements and congratulate yourself on any successes you’ve had recently. This isn’t a time to be too critical of your efforts as this may slow down your progress on a number of fronts. With Venus lighting up the top of your chart, it’s a good time to get yourself noticed. Any leadership potential can shine through.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) You may get a lighter take on a difficult situation. Many personal aspects of your life seem to be invested with deep emotions. You may be working your way through these, but perhaps finding it hard to forge ahead or find the best solution. Mercury’s presence in sensitive Cancer encourages you to dig deeper to find key answers.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) There continues to be a strong emphasis on interacting with others. Connecting with a loved one, friends or colleagues can bring benefits. For example, you may find that collaboration with someone creative may nurture aspects of your personality that you could have neglected whilst dealing with demands in other areas of life.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) A persistent and interesting idea may be buzzing around in your head, refusing to go away. It may have an insistent quality about it and may help you resolve an ongoing issue at work. What may be needed is not so much logic as a kind of perceptive impulse that allows your feelings free play, especially if you have several options.


PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) Romance, creativity, time spent with your children if you have them or generally enjoying life are all activities that can feed your soul. It seems you may be caught up with many duties on the home front that could keep you busy. There’s something moving in your self-expression. Look to make life more vibrant and joyful at every turn.


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TOMORROW WEDNESDAY JULY 10 9.00am. ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Easy stroll many options, Geraldine Downs. New members welcome, phone 308-6826. Meet Ashburton Court house, Baring Square West. 9.00am-4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 9.45am. MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS. Monthly meeting, Doris Linton Lounge, R.S.A. Cox Street. 10.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 10.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the Old Polytech Building, 254 Cameron Street. 10.00am - 7.00pm. ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Open, Baring Square East. 10.30am. ASHBURTON LADIES PROBUS. Coffee morning, Cafe Central, Tancred Street. 10.45am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock St. 1.15pm. TINWALD 500 CLUB CARDS. Come join in and play cards, all welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 11.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid week service and lunch, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 1.30pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Euchre, all welcome, Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip St 7.00pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307-7138 a/h. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Workshop, table top. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 7.30pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm. ALLENTON INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. New members welcome. Allenton Hall, Harrison Street.


Methven, College A take the honours under lights By Jonathan Leask

College A and Methven A both had wins in a senior A netball double header last night. College A took down College B and the defending premiers Methven A made the most of a stronger start to get the better of United A. The sides played their final round robin matches under lights last night as players from both sides are in the Mid Canterbury under 17s that head to Dunedin this weekend. The College derby got the evening under way, starting out tense and tight with the sides going goal-for-goal until College B were forced into a missed shot and seven other turnovers for the A team to jump out to a commanding 13-4 lead. College B battled back to cut the lead down to five but by halftime trailed by eight at 10-18 in favour of the As. In the third quarter College A took charge keeping the Bs to just three goals, and scoring eight of their own to extend the lead out to 13. College B then conjured up another comeback in the final quarter, scoring eight straight goals and then needed another eight to take the lead, but College A broke their run and went on to claim the victory 32-26. Methven A then made a solid start to pull ahead of United A, taking a five goal advantage into the second quarter at 9-4, a lead they wouldn’t surrender. United pegged it back to three goals early in that second quarter, but by halftime Methven pulled it back out to five to be up 14-9. The third quarter was split 7-7 for Methven to lead 21-16 into the final quarter, and they were able to maintain the lead to full time with United’s goal on the buzzer making it 23-28 to the defending premiers. The rest of the final round of senior A will take place on Saturday, with the Hampstead derby and the unbeaten Celtic A up against Rakaia A, before the top six sides move into the premier grade round robin. Right: College B’s Stacey Hopwood reaches up for the incoming pass against College A in their final round fixture of the senior A netball competition last night.

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Murray breaks 77-year drought at Wimbledon By Liam FitzGibbon

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Did I really?? Andy Murray looks a little stunned that he is hoisting the famous Wimbledon trophy.

Andy Murray put an end to 77 years of British pain and plenty of personal anxiety as he beat world No.1 Novak Djokovic to hoist the Wimbledon trophy yesterday. The 26-year-old Scot sparked celebrations throughout the nation as he triumphed 6-4 7-5 6-4 in the final to become Britain’s first male winner at the All England Club since Fred Perry in 1936. It was Murray’s second grand slam title after breaking his drought at last year’s US Open, a victory which followed an Olympic gold medal and a tearful loss to Roger Federer in the 2012 Wimbledon final. The significance of the victory was not lost on Murray, who admitted struggling to deal with the immense pressure that has inevitably greeted him at his home grand slam. But, in a frightening proposition for his rivals, the world No.2 feels he’ll now be able to move forward with the weight of a nation lifted off his shoulders. “It’s really hard. “For the last four or five years, it’s been very, very tough, very stressful, a lot of pressure,� Murray said. “It’s just kind of everywhere you go. “It’s so hard to avoid everything because of how big this event is but also because of the history and no Brit having won. “I think I felt a little bit better this year than I did last year but it’s not easy. “I think now it will become easier. I hope it will. I hope it will.� The Scot dedicated his victory to coach Ivan Llendl, an eight-time grand slam winner who never captured the Wimbledon title, losing twice in the final including in 1987 to Australian Pat Cash. Since teaming up with the Czech in 2012, Murray says he’s matured on and off the court, and the success of the partnership is reflected clearly in results. Murray has reached the

final of the last four grand slams he’s entered, winning two. “I just think for him, obviously ideally he would have won it himself, but I think this was the next best thing for him,� Murray said of Lendl. “He believed in me when a lot of people didn’t. “He stuck by me through some tough losses the last couple of years. “He’s been very patient with me. I’m just happy I managed to do it for him.� Although Murray prevailed in straight sets, yesterday’s final wasn’t completely straightforward. In stifling heat on Centre Court, there were many long rallies and games in a match lasting more than three hours. Ultimately, the Scot was sharper throughout, and he never let Djokovic build any serious momentum as he fought back from a break down in both the second and third sets. Murray described the dramatic conclusion to the match, in which squandered three-straight championship points on serve, as “probably the hardest few points I’ve ever had to play in my life�. A flat-looking Djokovic felt his bruising five-set classic against Juan Martin del Potro on Friday had taken its toll. “I cannot look for excuses but yes the previous match went almost five hours, five sets,� Djokovic said after his 11th grand slam final appearance. “I felt OK but maybe physically I didn’t have enough gas in the important moments. “But he (Murray) played fantastic tennis, no question about it. “He deserved to win.� Murray will remain second in the rankings but has closed the gap to Djokovic. The Scot is not the first sportsman to break a 77-year drought this year, with golfer Adam Scott’s victory at the US Masters ending a wait of exactly the same period for Australia.  - AAP


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, March 9, 2013

Boss back in the saddle The three-time Melbourne Cup winner on Makybe Diva, Boss has set a new record for a jockey for prize money earned on Victorian racetracks during a season with $9,334,285 so far in the 2012-13. The previous mark of $9,215,040 was set by Damien Oliver in 20012002. Boss, who resumes riding trackwork today, is focusing almost entirely on Melbourne, declaring himself unavailable for interstate rides. He has been confirmed for at least two rides in Saturday’s Caulfield meeting. He has the mounts on the Robbie Griffith-trained Nadeem Lass in the 1200m three-year-old fillies handicap and the Mick Kent-trained Harry Trimbole in race seven over 2000 metres. Meanwhile, for a month or so last summer Clevadude had his name

on the list of outstanding young gallopers to emerge from the Rick Hore-Lacy stable. At Caulfield on Saturday he begins the process of re-establishing the reputation that put him at the head of betting on the Magic Millions Classic and had him rated as one of the country’s best youngsters. Clevadude won brilliantly at Cranbourne on debut then repeated the effort at Moonee Valley at his second start. He then came back to earth thanks to a wide barrier and a slow start in the Magic Millions showpiece at the Gold Coast in January and was immediately spelled. “There isn’t any doubt about his ability,” Hore-Lacy said. “He showed what sort of a horse he was but a lot went against him in the Magic Millions.” Glen Boss: Still chasing first jockey title  - AAP TURF

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Melbourne’s most successful jockey for the season Glen Boss will be back racing on Saturday after an enforced lay-off due to suspension. Boss took the opportunity to undergo a planned operation on a stiff knee two-and-half weeks ago and yesterday was visiting the physio in preparation for his return to the track. Boss has ridden 65 winners this season, which leaves him well clear on top of the Melbourne jockey’s premiership for the first time. The 43-year-old Boss, who somewhat surprisingly has never won any jockey title before in a career which started in country Queensland and moved to Brisbane, Sydney and then Melbourne, is 19 wins ahead of second placed Luke Nolen. His biggest success this season came in the Cox Plate on Ocean Park.


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Southland greyhound fields, form Southland Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Ascot Park Raceway Meeting Date: 09 Jul 2013 NZ Meeting number : 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.02pm (NZT) ADDED ENERGY WELCOME C0, 390m 1 2x464 Starburst Paul nwtd.......................... M Grant 2 7 Cosmic Echo nwtd A &.......................Seque 3 835 Pukeko Raptor nwtd.......................B Healey 4 21 Cosmic Galaxy (c1) nwtd A &.............Seque 5 68723 Master At Arms nwtd......................J Guthrie 6 Sandi Claws nwtd..............................S Keen 7 84876 Rose Bow nwtd................................R Breen 8 Business Boss nwtd P &................B Conner 9 74878 Shy As nwtd S &...............................Bonnett 10 76585 Joey’s Secret nwtd S &.....................Bonnett 2 12.22pm CENTRAL WATER CARRIERS C1, 390m 1 48575 Autumn Spirit nwtd............................. J Allen 2 46327 Merely A Dream 23.34 S &...............Bonnett 3 52212 Starburst Benny nwtd...................... M Grant 4 775x7 Wandy Chloe nwtd........................... M Grant 5 75268 Shadow Wolf 23.17.........................J Guthrie 6 65663 Bake Bean Betty nwtd....................... J Allen 7 74447 Mighty Fortune nwtd P &...............B Conner 8 15466 Cawbourne Hurdo nwtd................... M Grant 9 86876 Black Ozark nwtd............................J Guthrie 10 57588 Johnny’s Blue 23.19 P &................B Conner 3 12.43pm WWW.SOUTHLANDGREYHOUNDS.CO.NZ C1, 390m 1 34233 No Lane nwtd............................... M Roberts 2 88835 Quiet Snort nwtd................................ J Allen 3 56576 Sheeza Flower nwtd........................R Breen 4 82858 Iona Brightspark 23.18 M G &........ SR Hurd 5 67455 Parkermon nwtd S &.........................Bonnett 6 44425 Hazza’s Got Swag 23.59 S &...........Bonnett 7 85457 Cawbourne Ranga 23.23................. M Grant 8 84646 Calm Spirit nwtd................................. J Allen 9 48676 New Ingilltab 23.31 P &.................B Conner 10 68877 Rumball and Ice nwtd P &.............B Conner


4 1.03pm ASCOT PARK HOTEL C2, 390m

1 65636 New Order nwtd S &.........................Bonnett 2 35174 Black Tank 22.83 L G &............... SJA Stone 3 11121 Homebush Churro (c3) nwtd......J McInerney 4 13678 Rocky Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney 5 72511 Opawa Rufus nwtd S &...................B Evans 6 74724 Hazza’s Lad 22.96 S &.....................Bonnett 7 24384 Cawbourne Reeah 22.83...........J McInerney 8 46256 Sam’s Flyin Norm 22.93 S &............Bonnett 9 13666 Cawbourne Burn 22.88................ M Roberts 10 4747F Smash Dora 23.11........................... M Grant 5 1.23pm BRENDON BURKE FIRST NATIONAL C2/3, 390m 1 76315 Cosmic Bolero 23.21 P &..............B Conner 2 85788 Dyna Frier 22.47 C &....................D Roberts 3 87777 Wot Price Curly (c2) 22.42........J McInerney 4 64346 Just A Mate 22.80......................J McInerney 5 82626 Cawbourne Chief 22.95................... M Grant 6 88154 Homebush Cruden 22.59...........J McInerney 7 7x786 Another Course nwtd.................J McInerney 8 13424 Starburst Blanch nwtd...................... M Grant 9 87738 Black Trigger (c2) 22.80 P &..........B Conner 10 77785 Another Snazza (c2) nwtd.........J McInerney 6 1.43pm SGRC $50 LEATHER LEADS C2/3, 390m 1 83678 Thrilling Clover 22.81 P &..............B Conner 2 53362 Ringa Ding nwtd........................J McInerney 3 41326 Turbo Tundra nwtd........................... M Grant 4 46228 Anytime Will Do 22.88...............J McInerney 5 54548 Theokoles nwtd S &..........................Bonnett 6 78858 Cawbourne Heidi 22.77 M &..............Jopson 7 77787 Cawbourne Kim nwtd.................J McInerney 8 66412 My Little Oah 22.89...................J McInerney 9 58681 Another Becky 23.45.................J McInerney 10 87738 Black Trigger (c2) 22.80 P &..........B Conner 7 2.00pm SGRC $26 FIVE WIRE MUZZLE STKS C4/5, 390m 1 34615 Austin Wana nwtd......................J McInerney 2 64258 Jumpin’ Julia nwtd......................J McInerney 3 12186 Marmalade Skies nwtd S &..............Bonnett 4 31764 Rosca 22.47...............................J McInerney



6.00 3 News. 7.00 Campbell Live. 7.30 House Rules. (New, PGR) 8.35 Grand Designs Australia. (PGR, T) Pamela and Stuart attempt to ttransform a Victorian country hut into their new rural retreat. 9.35 Chicago Fire. (New, AO) A fire claims the life of a team member. 10.35 Nightline. 11.15 The Good Wife. (AO, R, T) Alicia races against Louis Canning to round up the most clients for a lawsuit.

6.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G) 6.30 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G) Six contestants take turns in the hot seat answering questions of varying difficulty. 7.00 The Crowd Goes Wild. 7.30 60 Minutes. (PGR, R) The latest from around the country and the globe. 8.30 FILM: Striking Distance. (AO) Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Farina. A detective demoted for insubordination uncovers the truth behind a series of brutal murders.

12.30 Embarrassing Bodies. (AO, R, T) 1.30 Infomercials. 2.30 Desperate Housewives. (AO, R, T) 3.15 Police Women Of Dallas. (PGR, R) 4.05 Anderson. (PGR, R) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (R) 5.30 Infomercials.

12.15 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Infomercials. (G)


6.00 Friends. (G, R, T) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, T) 7.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, T) 7.30 Mitre 10 Dream Home. (T) 8.40 Go Girls. (AO, T) Ted finds things aren’t adding up over who has slept with who. 9.40 The Year That Was1994. (AO, T) Popular Kiwi comedian Cal Wilson takes to the stage to share her hilarious trials and tribulations of the year that was – 1994. 10.40 Haven. (AO, T) 11.35 The Mentalist. (AO, R, T)

6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 Seven Sharp. (T) 7.30 Dynamo: Magician Impossible. (Final, T) 8.30 First Crossings. (PGR, T) Modern-day explorers Kevin Biggar and Jamie Fitzgerald are back to undertake more adventures in some of New Zealand’s most iconic locations. 9.30 NZ Detectives. (Final, AO, T) Small time gangs have transformed from loosely affiliated rebel motorcyclists and rival mobs, to multi-national organised crime syndicates.


6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 7.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 7.30 Home Shopping. (G) 12.00 The Doctors. (G) 1.00 The Jeff Probst Show. (G) 2.05 Better Homes And Gardens. (G, R) 3.00 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G, R) 3.30 Getaway. (G, R) Enjoy the wonders of the world from the comfort of your chair as the Getaway team takes you to some of the most beautiful and fascinating destinations in the world. 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe. 5.30 Prime News.

6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Tiki Tour. (G, R, T) 6.55 Supernormal. (G, R, T) 7.20 Scooby Doo. (G, R, T) 7.50 Pokemon: Black And White. (Final, G, T) 8.15 Franklin. (G, R, T) 8.40 Mike The Knight. (G, R, T) 8.50 Fireman Sam. (G, T) 9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Hart Of Dixie. (G, R, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.00 Jeremy Kyle USA. (PGR) 3.00 Jake & The Neverland Pirates. (G, R, T) 3.25 Angry Birds Toons. (G, T) 3.30 Penguins Of Madagascar. (Final, R, T) 4.00 Good Luck Charlie. (G, R, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. 5.00 Horace In Slow Motion. (G, R) 5.01 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 Hope & Faith. (G, R, T)

10.30 ONE News Tonight. (T) 11.00 The Closer. (PGR, T) 11.55 So What If My Baby Is Born Like Me. (AO, R, T) 1.10 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.40 Infomercials. 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere. (T)


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3 News. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 3 News. Home And Away. (G, R, T) Dr Phil. (AO) The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) Top Chef. (G, R, T) The chefs battle in a blindfolded culinary relay race, then it’s time for the time-honoured ‘Restaurant Wars’ challenge. Rachael Ray. (G) Entertainment Tonight. (G) Home And Away. (G, T) Tamara allows Casey to help her remember their relationship, and Marilyn tries to hide her feelings for John.

Breakfast. Good Morning. The Chase. (G, R, T) Coach Trip. (PGR) House Guest. (G, R) ONE News. (T) Emmerdale. (PGR, T) Val and Pollard wait for news on Kerry, Megan’s hurt and furious, and David waits for Amy at the station. Come Dine With Me. Winners And Losers. (PGR, R, T) Renovation Game. (G) Te Karere. (T) MasterChef Australia. (T) Millionaire Hot Seat. (G, T) Six contestants go head-to-head to win the cash in a game of strategy, skill and survival, hosted by Eddie McGuire.

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5 38377 Princely Dollar 22.54..................J McInerney 6 51345 Botany Prancer 22.71................J McInerney 7 56551 Nova’s Fortune 22.94.................J McInerney 8 24174 Admire 22.42 A &...............................Seque 9 88176 Matti Oah 22.54.........................J McInerney 10 58775 Heza Sensation (c4) 22.80 P &.....B Conner 8 2.18pm 100% SELECTRIX C2, 457m 1 52316 Botany Pete nwtd.......................J McInerney 2 33723 Opulent 26.70 A &..............................Seque 3 55145 Opawa Bart nwtd.............................. B Eade 4 62151 Laudable 26.37 A &............................Seque 5 x421F Party Rock 26.67 S &......................B Evans 6 41534 Noggin nwtd....................................... J Allen 7 21111 Celestrial Magic nwtd J &................D Fahey 8 x1222 Opaque 26.64 S &............................Bonnett Emergencies: 9 75543 Starburst Hannah nwtd.................... M Grant 10 54684 Cawbourne Kesha nwtd.............J McInerney 9 2.36pm WILLY’S FLOORING LTD C1, 457m 1 32478 Miss Isabella nwtd S &.....................Bonnett 2 48135 Cover To Cover nwtd S &..................Bonnett 3 16 Pukeko Prowler nwtd......................B Healey 4 1112F Opawa Stretch nwtd J &..................D Fahey 5 17453 Moon And Sea nwtd.......................... J Allen 6 1142 Pukeko Thunder nwtd.....................B Healey 7 25132 Carat’s Prince nwtd J &...................D Fahey 8 46511 Mega Girl nwtd A &.............................Seque 9 15588 Paddy Baxter 26.63...................J McInerney 10 67787 Max’s Lad 26.65 S &.........................Bonnett 10 2.54pm SOUTHLAND OTAGO PHOTO FINISH C4/5, 457m 1 36854 Magic Lass (c4) 26.94 C &...........D Roberts 2 33662 Homebush Edith (c4) 26.18.......J McInerney 3 36637 No Undies Sundy nwtd..............J McInerney 4 73511 Pretty Good 25.85 J &.....................D Fahey 5 61186 Another Colt (c4) 26.25.............J McInerney 6 23231 Unshaken 26.48 J &........................D Fahey 7 83618 Homebush Iris nwtd...................J McInerney 8 21336 Sosan nwtd C &............................D Roberts

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10.45 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 11.15 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 12.15 Home Shopping. (G) 1.45 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.15 Home Shopping. (G)

FOUR 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV. (G, R) 7.30 Avatar: The Last Airbender. (G, R) 8.00 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 8.30 Chuggington. (G) 8.40 Bananas In Pyjamas. (G, R) 8.50 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.00 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.10 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.20 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 9.50 Tickety Toc. (G, R) 10.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 6.00 Everybody Hates Chris. (G, R)

6.30 Futurama. (G, R) 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) Homer goes on a hunger strike after learning that the owner of the Springfield Isotopes plans on moving the team to Albuquerque. 7.30 Face Off. (PGR) The final four contestants are given a challenge revolving around the series ‘Defiance’. 8.30 FILM: The Girl Next Door. (2004, AO, R) Emile Hirsh, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant, James Remar. A suburban teen

learns that his beautiful new next-door neighbour used to be an adult movie star. 10.45 The Real Housewives Of New York City. (PGR, R) 11.40 Entertainment Tonight. (G) 12.00 Infomercials. (G)

11 3.12pm COLORMARK SYSTEMS LTD C2/3, 457m

1 55287 Shiraz Rose 26.26...................... R Hamilton 2 65223 Dyna Groll 25.92 C &....................D Roberts 3 12528 Opawa Wally 26.47 L &...................... Wales 4 74475 Bob’s Eye 26.21.........................J McInerney 5 38515 Big Token 26.84.........................J McInerney 6 36122 Speedy Kazza nwtd...................J McInerney 7 31221 Grant A Wish 26.70.........................R Breen 8 x8635 Myra Bee nwtd.................................. B Eade 9 75543 Starburst Hannah(c2) nwtd.............. M Grant 10 68674 Drive Five (c2) 26.76 S &.................Bonnett 12 3.29pm JUSTRACING.COM.AU C4, 390m 1 52824 Miss Sweet 22.86 P &...................B Conner 2 83167 Nerd Corner 22.56........................... M Grant 3 21188 Bolt Rama 22.86 S &........................Bonnett 4 46665 Jennings 22.84 S &..........................Bonnett 5 58477 Homebush Helen 22.41.............J McInerney 6 67368 Magic You 22.75 C &....................D Roberts 7 42411 Little Midnight 22.52 S &...................Bonnett 8 8x547 Our Beowulf 22.30 S &.....................Bonnett Emergencies: 9 58775 Heza Sensation 22.80 P &............B Conner 10 87788 Cawbourne Dusty 22.73.................. M Grant SELECTIONS Race 1: Cosmic Galaxy (c1), Starburst Paul, Pukeko Raptor Race 2: Starburst Benny, Cawbourne Hurdo, Merely A Dream Race 3: No Lane, Hazza’s Got Swag, Iona Brightspark, Calm SpiriT Race 4: Homebush Churro (c3), Rocky Baxter, Sam’s Flyin Norm Race 5: Homebush Cruden, Starburst Blanch, Cosmic Bolero Race 6: My Little Oah, Ringa Ding, Anytime Will Do, Cawbourne Heidi Race 7: Admire, Rosca, Princely Dollar, Marmalade Skies Race 8: Celestrial Magic, Laudable, Opulent, Opaque, Party Rock Race 9: Opawa Stretch, Mega Girl, Carat’s Prince, Pukeko Thunder Race 10: Pretty Good, Unshaken, Homebush Edith, Another Colt Race 11: Opawa Wally, Speedy Kazza, Dyna Groll, Grant A Wish Race 12: Little Midnight, Our Beowulf, Miss Sweet, Bolt Rama LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


Striking Distance

Prime, 8.30pm Bruce Willis barely causes a ripple as Detective Tom Hardy, who looks hardly enamoured by the prospect of nailing his father’s killer in this dull cops-on-water thriller. The action sequences (including one lengthy and very memorable car chase) provide some subterfuge for the leaky-boat plot, and the SOS call is enthusiastically heeded by a classy ensemble that includes Dennis Farina, Tom Sizemore, and Andre Braugher. Points for the Pittsburg river scenes.

sky sPORt 1 6.00 Motorsport. European Le Mans Tour. 6.30 Teh Crowd Goes Wild. 7.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. The Greenbrier Classic. Round Four. Highlights. 8.00 Football. AFL. Melbourne v Sydney Swans. Replay. 11.00 Motorsport. GP3. Nurburgring. Race One. Replay. 12.00 Motorsport. GP3. Nurburgring. Race Two. Replay. 1.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Alstom Open De France. Round Four. Highlights. 2.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. The Greenbrier Classic. Round Four. Highlights. 3.00 Motorsport. FIA Formula One Championship. Grosser Preis Santander Von Deutschland GP. Replay. 5.30 Netball. ANZ Championship. Preliminary Final. Melbourne Vixens v Queensland Firelands. Replay. 7.30 The Netball Zone. 8.00 Motorsport. British Superbikes Championship. Snetterton. Round Five. Highlights. 8.30 Re:Union. 9.30 Facebook Fan Zone. 11.30 Fight Night On SKY. 1.30 Sky ARENA Access. 2.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Bulls v Sharks From Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria. Replay. 4.00 Rugby. British And Irish Lions Tour. 3rd Test. Wallabies v British & Irish Lions. Replay.

ACROSS 1. 9. 10. 11. 13. 14. 16. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

Children’s game (4,3,4) Enquire (3) Fatigue (9) Swarthy (5) Alfresco (4-3) Nakedness (6) Allot (6) Not fact (7) Hard-wearing fabric (5) Protrudes (6,3) Simple tune (3) Very upset (11)


DOWN 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 12. 15. 17. 19. 21.

Writing fluid (3) Access (5) Not broad (6) Unhappiness (7) Height (9) Invariable (4,3,4) Stargazers (11) Tempting (9) More dense (7) Bury (6) As above (5) Wonder (3)

4. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 18. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.


Disperse (7) Quake (6) Foremost (7) Recount (6) Pantry (6) Full (8) Barrier (8) Command (6) Intelligence (6) House-breaker (7) Thin slice (6) Stammer (7)

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SCOREBOARD Results Golf Aorangi South Canterbury Golf Women’s Weekend Pennants July 7: North Zone (at Tinwald): Ashburton 7.5 Timaru 4.5, Geraldine 6 Methven 6, Gleniti 1 8 Temuka 4, Pleasant Point 1 8 Tinwald 4 South Zone (at Gleniti): Fairlie 10 Waimate 2, Pleasant Point 2 10 Maungati 2, St Andrews 1 Gleniti 2 11, North Otago Bye.

Aorangi South Canterbury Association Teams Tournament July 4: Winning team Blue Belles from Waimate score 100 on countback 2nd Denfield Kiwis 100 Geraldine, 3rd Ashvegas Girls Ashburton 99.

Ashburton Golf Club Stableford President’s Trophy Final, July 6 The winner of the President’s Trophy was Paul Greer who defeated Tom Kearney. In the Plate final Noel Sutton defeated Troi Kingsford. Stroke Results: Senior Grade Robbie Bell 69-0=69; Intermediate Grade Miti Daniel 89-17=72 (by C/b); Junior Grade Derek Prebble 98-24=74. Other results: Rodney O’Neill and Tony Bennett 71; John Fechney 72; Brian Nuttall and John Dudley 73. Nearest The Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: Kris Greer, Braided Rivers: Ken Clucas, Rothburys Insurance: Richard Leith, Netherby Meats: Neville Trueman, Robilliards (Nearest pin #18): Robbie Bell. Twos: David Fisher, Richard Leith, Kris Greer and Robbie Bell. Birdie Jackpot: # 5; Nett Eagles: # 1.

Mayfield Golf Club July 6 - Winners Presidents v Captains: Presidents the victors by 7 matches to 6 Other good scores Arnold Ruston 97-32-65; Terry Kingsbury 78-969; John Sim, Tim Hoban, Nigel Ormrod 71; Wayne Vessey 72. Nearest Pins: Aon Insurance Brokers No 2: Toney Neilson; Bayleys Real Estate No 11: Terry Kingsbury; Marilyn Cross Property Brokers No 5: Not struck; ANZ Bank No 14: Steve Cross; ATS 2nd Shot No 9 and No 18: Gordon Duthie. Two’s: Terry Kingsbury; Eagle: Paul Gardener. Ash Vegas Player of the Day: Arnold Rushton 97-32-65. Nett Eagle No 16: Not Struck Next week: 4 ball final and playoff for 3rd and 4th Stroke and final putting Entries for Club Champs close.

Mayfield Golf Club 9 Hole Division July 4 Stroke and Stableford Ladies - Stroke 1st Wendy Sim 52:16:36,2nd Tessa Gallagher 59:18:41; Stableford 1st Wendy Sim with 18, 2nd Margaret Shearer with 15 Men - 1st equal Ray Thompson and Eddie Graham 49:15:34 with 20 stbf. Nearest Pins - Greg Sim Builders and Excavators 2nd Shot No. 2 - Eddie Graham, Mayfield Transport No. 5 - Bernie Morrison.

Mayfield Ladies Golf June 25 2nd round Ruapuna Rosebowl; Lal Mulligan beat Marilyn Cross 2up, Sharon Duthie beat Johnny Wright 3/1,Val Schmack beat Judy Webb 2up Bisque par; Helen Rapsey 8up, Glenys Carr 7up, Marilyn Cross/Hasting McLeod/ Property Brokers 2nd shot nearest the pin 2 &11 0-30 Judy Webb, 31-40+ Edna Ralston ALT nearest the Pin 5 and 14, Sharon Duthie Marjory Murdoch Player of the day Helen Rapsey. July 2 3rd Skibo: Betty Wilson 92-21-71,Helen Rapsey 109-36-73, Glenys Carr 95-20-75, Judy Webb 94-19-75 Best Nett Teams;1st with 64 Pat Wilson,Trish Corbett,Betty Wilson 2nd equal with 75,Helen Rapsey and Judy Webb; Glenys Carr,Jillian Lake,Joyce Davis 3rd round Ruapuna Rosebowl; Lal Mulligan beat Val Schmack 3/2: Marilyn Cross/Hasting McLeod/Property Brokers 2nd shot nearest the pin 2 and 11, 0-30 Judy Webb 31-40+ Pat Wilson ALT nearest the pin 5 and 14; Betty Wilson Marjory Murdoch Player of the day; Betty Wilson.

Methven Golf July 6: Captains v President, Win to President 12 - 11 Senior: Mike Royston 79-11-68; Intermediate: Pete Harper 86-17-69; Junior A: Dave Callaghan 90-18-72; Junior B: Gary Kermode 102-27-75 Other Good Scores 68 Graham Gunn 70 Athol McAlpine 71 Keith Middleton Mark Gazzard Phil Elliott 73 Stu Wilson Mark Scrivenor Rob Watson 74 Doug Sheldon Ian Lucas 75 Bob Ilton Phil Trail 76 Bob Collins Allan Smith Ian Sawers C J Middleton 75 Piers Rolton Twos, C J Middleton Alister Maxwell (2) Pete Harper Dayle Lucas Nearest the Pins #4 Arabica: Athol McAlpine; #6 Terrace Downs: Alister Maxwell; #13 Ski Time: Phil Elliott; # 17 Hunters Wines: Mark Gazzard The Blue & Brown Pubs 2nd shot # 14: Pete Harper; Top Notch 4 Square Supermarket best nett: Mike Royston 68; Aqua Japanese Restaurant 2nd nett: Graham Gunn 68; Golf Club Best gross: Graham Gunn 74 Next Saturday, Eagles Teams Stableford

Methven Ladies Golf July 3: LGU Tuis Currie Button Silver: Angela Mowbray 93-18-75 34 Stbfds Gayle O’Duffy 90-12-79 30 Bronze A: Lynn Worsfold 93-25-68 41 Erna Smith 97-25-72-38 Mary Stone 99-26-73-36 Jan Lane 93-19-74 35 Bronze B: Heather Middleton 104-30-74-35 Gail Limbrick 10428-76-33 Alison Muckle 110-34-76-33 Nearest Pins Silver No 6 Methven Resort Not Struck Bronze A No 17 Sandra Ilton Bronze B 2nd shot No 4 Methven Pharmacy Fay Redfern Open No13 Methven Supervalue Fay Redfern Sat No 4 Methven Foursquare Ellen Kemp Twos and Net Eagles L.Worsfold x2 A.Muckle x2 G.O’Duffy Arabica Best Nett L.Worsfold 68. Currie Button L.Worsfold 41 Mt Hutt Lodge Best Nett June E.Kemp 70.

Rakaia Ladies Golf June 26 18 Hole Thomas Trophy & 2nd Eclectic Best stableford scores on the day Janet Kingsbury & Tania Wilson 32, Jane Helmore 31, Nicky Loe, Marion Wederell & Diana King 29 9 Hole Stableford Round Best Score Diane Doody 18 Railway Tavern 2nd shot No. 3; D Doody, Rakaia Seed Cleaning 2nd shot No. 6: M Wederell; Nearest Pin No. 8: D Doody, Chertsey Spraying Nearest Pin No. 15; S Quinn, B & S Quinn 2nd shot No 17; B Sutherland July 3 18 Hole LGU, Bryant Cup & Putting Best Scores of the day Marion Wederell 99-19-80, Teresa Booker 108-27-81. Putting Heather McKimmie & Teresa Booker 31 Railway Tavern 2nd shot No. 3S Martin, Rakaia Seed Cleaning 2nd shot No. 6: T Booker; Nearest Pin No. 8: S Quinn; Chertsey Spraying Nearest Pin No. 15; H McKimmie, B & S Quinn 2nd shot No 17; M Wederell.

Tinwald Golf Club July 6: Stroke – Alan Teale Memorial Senior: Justin Smith 69. Intermediate: Gavin Smith 68, Tony Clarke 72, Kevin Bishop 75. Junior: Brent Kirdy 73, Bryan Shanks 74, Riki Shearer 75, Malcolm Fechney 76. Women: Wendy Stevenson 69,

Helen Spicer 79 b/l. Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liquorland # 2; Kevin Bishop. Gluyas Ford # 6; Justin Smith. Stirling Sports # 12; Snow Pierce. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Jacqui Beardsley. Two’s: Snow Pierce, Elizabeth Collins, Justin Smith, Cameron Miller. Net Eagle; # 8 Ray Kirdy. 2nd round winners in the R.S.A. Trophy: Ray Kirdy, Rod Harris, Snow Pierce, Brent Jary. R.S.A. Cup: Tony McAndrew, Shane Green, Graham McCall, Wayne Smith.

Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby July 6 Senior Luisetti Seeds Watters Cup (Round 3) Darryl Phillips Celtic 7 v REL Rakaia 5, Claas Harvest Centre Southern 42 v Devon Tavern Hampstead 31, Bye: PWL Methven Senior B – 2nd Round Centennial Mug Celtic Kellys Cafe & Bar 30 v Rakaia Murray Hood Baling 30, Collegiate Eclipse Services 39 v Methven 17, Mt Somers 0 v Tinwald Liquorland 54, Southern Tinwald Tavern v Hampstead Coulter Seeds, Southern won by default, Bye: Allenton Press Cup: Christchurch Boys High School 18 v Ashburton College 11, St Bedes College 26 v Marlborough Boys 22, St Thomas 5 v Nelson College, Christ College 27 v Roncalli College 14, Colts – (Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury Competition): Kirwee 17 v Rolleston 27, West Melton v Waihora, Banks Peninsula 22 v Springston 0, Prebbleton 20 v Southern Ross Bros Transport 32, Under 18 (Ellesmere, Mid Canterbury Competition): Celtic 45 v Methven/Rakaia 0, Darfield 22 v MDI 12, Prebbleton 22 v Waihora/Springston 5, Under 16 (Ellesmere, Mid Canterbury Competition) Top Four: Springston 24 v Waihora 5, West Melton 22 v Allenton/Celtic 3, Bottom Four: Methven/Rakaia 36 v Malvern Combined 3, Tinwald 12 v Prebbleton/Rolleston 48, Under 14.5 (Jock Ross Centurion Shield) Celtic Lysaght Glass 26 v Allenton G 36, Methven 55 v Allenton M 22, Under 13 (Murray Roulston Centurion Shield): Celtic Argyle Welsh Finnigan 0 v Allenton 63, Celtic W 22 v Tinwald MSA 56, Hampstead D Jackson Painting 41 v Southern Cant Feed Assessment 17, Methven B 54 v Southern Hinds Cartage 15, Bye: Methven W Under 11 1/2 (John Smitheram Shield): Allenton 7 v Tinwald Smitheram/Frew 41, Celtic Blacklows 45 v Rakaia Synlait Farms 0, Collegiate Drummond & Etheridge 12 v Methven 61, Southern All Farm Engineering 34 v Hampstead 10 Under 10: Allenton 20 v Tinwald Barry Whittaker Contracting 55, Methven B 50 v Rakaia Synlait Farms 80, Methven W 55 v Hampstead 15, Southern Hoofcare Cow Trimming 45 v Celtic 10, Bye: Southern Hinds Contracting Under 9: Celtic McCrea Painters & Decorators 50 v Allenton 30, Methven B 55 v Rakaia Synlait Farms 10, Methven W 55v Hampstead 15, Southern Hyde Bros 10 v Collegiate Cranfield Glass 55, Southern Riverlea 50 v Tinwald Lizzies Dairy 45. Under 8: Hampstead W J Kellett Builder 45 v Allenton M 90, Southern BR Jones Contracting 15 v Celtic 20, Southern Agspread 40 v Allenton G 65, Tinwald H&L Jones Contracting 30 v Methven 45, Bye: Collegiate Ash Paint & Decorators Under 7: Celtic Summerfield Builders 70 Tinwald Skip-2-It Flooring 45, Methven B 70 Allenton 45, Methven W 65 v Rakaia Synlait Farms 45, Southern CRT 60 Southern Coleman Ag 40, Tinwald RD1 40 Collegiate Countdown Foodmarkets 50, Hampstead Netherby 4 Square 45 Methven R 75. Under 6: Methven B 30 v Methven W 15, Celtic Champion Murphy Racing 50 v Rakaia Synlait Farms 50, Celtic Summerfield Builders 45 v Tinwald Ian Howden Spraying 45, Collegiate McDonalds 40 v Allenton G 50, Collegiate Regent Cinema 55 v Rakaia Synlait Farms B 55, Southern Progressive Livestock 45 v Hampstead Metalcorp 40, Southern H Mackenzie Contracting 40 v Allenton M 25.

Ashburton Squash Club Winter League Results, July 4 C: Skip-2-It Flooring Xtra v B: Quaid Construction1. Greg Feutz v Steve Leckie – Steve retired hurt, 2. Linton Muir Lost to Justin Quaid 1-3, 3. Skip Muir Beat Mark Kennedy 3-2 (14/16; 15/13;10/15; 15/10; 15/10), 4. Ian McBride Beat Ian Dolden 3-0 (15/5; 15/7;15/9), 5. Stephen Blain Beat Chris Redmond By Default, 6. Vanessa Loe beat Michael Burton 3-0 (16/14;20/18; 15/13), 7. Mitchell Dellow Lost to Hamish Tait By Default, 8. Catherine Wells Lost to Jarod Hopwood 0-3. J: Canterbury Long Run Roofing v F: PGGW Irrigation 1. Sam Shearer Beat Tim Stoddart 3-2 (15/11;15/12; 8/15; 10/15; 15/13), 2. Nick Marshall Beat Scott Broker 3-2, 3. Niki-Lee Francis Beat Colin Dunstan 3-0 (15/11; 15/11; 15/6), 4. Peter Blain Beat Julie Smith 3-1 (12/15;15/9; 15/10; 15/2), 5. Adam Marshall Lost to Jonothan Simpson By Default, 6. Karen Nieman Lost to Tony Clarke 1-3 (6/15;12/15; 15/11; 7/15), 7. Andrew Jopson beat Laura Gilmour 3-0 (15/9;15/9; 15/8), 8. Jordan Francis Beat Daniel Clarke 3-1 I: Cates Grain & Seed v H: Murray Smith Aluminium1. Corey Hastie Beat Darrin Dudson 3-2, 2.  Dean Harrison Beat Matt Stoddart 3-0, 3. Devin Francis Beat Ben Kruger 3-2 (15/12; 14/16;15/9; 14/16; 15/9), 4. Allain Smith Lost to Nick Swift 0-3 (8/15; 11/15;7/15), 5.  Matt Fine Lost to Phill Hooper 0-3 (8/15;13/15; 11/15), 6. Stefan Maw Lost to Chris Nicolson 0-3 (11/15;13/15; 5/15), 7. Jeremy McAvoy Beat Leoni Swift 3-1 (15/12; 15/10;4/15; 15/10), 8. Chanaide Fulton v Heath Fulton – No Result A: BNZ v G: Geoff Read Builders1. Josh O’Malley Beat Matt Ness 3-2 (15/12; 10/15; 17/15; 7/15; 21/19), 2. Brad Going Lost to Grant Smith 2-3 (18/16; 12/15; 16/14; 9/15; 10/15), 3. Emma Sloss Lost to Mike Redwood 0-3, 4. Simon Woolley Beat Robert Read 3-2 (15/13; 11/15; 15/11; 10/15; 15/6), 5. Alastair White Beat Wayne McDowell 3-1 (15/12; 15/13; 15/17; 15/10), 6. Tim O’Sullivan Lost to Donna Brown 2-3 (10/15; 16/18; 15/11; 15/11; 8/15), 7. Bradley Johnson Beat Rob Trott 3-1 (12/15; 15/10; 15/10; 15/8), 8. Lisa Clarke Beat Wyatt Burrows 3-0 (16/14; 15/5; 9/15; 12/15; 15/9).  

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Ashburton Golf Club July 13 The annual Taylor Made Eagles Stableford match will be played Starting Time: Morning 8.30am; Afternoon Report at 11.30 for an 12noon start. Saturday Starters: Morning Garth Madden and Graham Taylor; Afternoon Gordon Clinton and Murray Cook Results : Rodney O’Neill and Jeff Williamson Sunday 14 July Matches in the White Trophy and Plate will be played starting from 12noon. For pairs not involved in the matchplay a game will be arranged.

A, G Blackwell, C Moore; 11.00: Southern Hayden Mackenzie Contracting Ltd C v St Josephs Green, E Anderson, G Naylor. Ashburton Guardian White Court: 9.00: Methven Shermac A v Allenton C, E Hurley, E Bonnington; 10.00: Hampstead B v Allenton Hurricanes, J Tupe, K Johansen; 11.00: Borough A v Southern Harrison Spraying Services Ltd B, B Raynor, C Olds. Byes: St Josephs Purple; Club Duty: Netherby School/Mel Cruikshank; Junior Committee Duty: Deanna Bell; Canteen: Helen Harnett; Umpire Duty: Wendy Hopwood, Lyn Hart.

Mid Canterbury Heartland Senior Netball July 13 Heartland Court: 12.30: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton A v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton B, W Hopwood, L Kennedy; 2.30: 2.30: Celtic Vetent A v Rakaia Blue, J Lee, L Kennedy. Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd Court: 12.30: Methven EuroAgri B v Wilson Bulk Allenton A, R MacGregor, I Anderson; 1.30: Celtic B v United KFC B, K Bush, D McNab; 2.30: College U18 v Celtic C, C Tappin, B Williams’ 3.30: Smith and Church Collegiate A v College Y10 A, D McNab, ? Ashburton Guardian Blue Court: 12.30: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Gold v Rakaia White, A Johnson, K Robinson; 1.30: Methven The Brown Pub White v Methven The Blue Pub Black, K Bell, J Steer; 2.30: Methven R & R Haulage U18 A v Celtic D, E Scott, K Withell; 3.30: College Y10 b v College Y 9 A,??? Ashburton Guardian Red Court: 12.30: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton C v Tinwald South Black, E Doyle, A Ward; 1.30: Celtic E v Smith and Church Collegiate B, A Rush, J Carrodus; 2.30: Celtic U18 v Methven South Pacific Seeds U15A, K Fitzgerald, N Marsh; 3.30: Allenton B v Southern Livestock Exchange 2002 Ltd, S Hurst, M Brook. AMI Insurance Court: 12.30: College Y9 B v Methven Mountain Gym U18 C, C McClintock, O Breading; 2.30: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U17 v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U18, L Forbes, B Prendergast. Port FM Local Court: 12.30: College U15 v Hampstead Hotel Ashburton U15, S Cunneen, S Leadley; 2.30: Methven Panel and paint U15 B v College u16, N Cavill, C Brosnahan. Stirling Sports Court: 1.30: Methven The Lodge Restaurant and Bar U18 B v United KFC C, J Cavill, A Ferguson; 3.30: Celtic F v College Combined A, E McKendry, A Soley. Colourplus Court: 1.30: Hampstead Hotel Ashburton Blue v College Combined B, T Barry, D Philip. Ashburton Guardian White Court: 12.30: Allenton Social v Hampstead Hotties, S Taniwha, Z McCormick; 3.30: Mt Somers Social v Celtic Social, P Strawbridge, S Portman. Byes: United Colonels Chicks, Allenton C; Club Duty: College/ Keryn Hickman; Canteen: Irene Beach; Management Duty: Gail Benseman; Umpire Duty: Leonie Donald.









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July 8 Ashburton College U16 vs Armidale School U17 (team 2) – kick off 12.45pm, G Brown Ashburton College 2nd XV vs Armidale School U17 (team 1) – kick off 2.30pm, G Shaw Mid Canterbury Rugby Tinwald Golf Club July 10 July 13 Senior B – 2nd Round Centennial Mug Draw for the semi-finals of the R.S.A Trophy and Cup and 3rd Allenton v Southern Tinwald Tavern, Hinds, 7pm, M Bell; Celtic round Alan Teale Memorial to be played on Saturday.The morning Kelly’s Cafe & Bar v Collegiate Eclipse Services, Celtic, 7pm, K players will have a clubhouse draw for an 8 am start. Players are Pottinger; Methven v Mt Somers – deferred; Tinwald Liquorland v asked to report 15 minutes prior to tee off times. Hampstead Coulter Seeds, Hamp, 7pm, G Clement; Bye: Rakaia Starters; am, B Collins pm L Jackson, J Beardsley. Cards; P Murray Hood Baling Marershall Mid Canterbury Rugby House Duty: House Committee July 13 No 1 Tee.12.30, R Kirdy, v, R Harris, A Pierce, v, B Jary.12.36, Senior Luisetti Seeds Watters Cup T McAndrew, v, S Green, G McCall, v, W Smith.12.42, B Collins, Travis Durham Cup - Devon Tavern Hampstead v Darryl Phillips A Barrie, K Bonnington, A Moore .No 10 Tee .12.30, B McFarlane, W Eddington, R Wards, A Pawsey. 12.36, D Gill, P Marshall, Celtic, Hamp 1, 2.45pm, A McGirr, T Pearce, P Hunt; Max Gilbert S Kircher, M Fechney 12.42, W Mason, A Millar, K Bishop, R Trophy - REL Rakaia v PWL Methven, Rak 1, 2.45pm, G Shaw, Shearer. 12.48, B Shanks, D Green, C Whiting. No 13 Tee. 12.30, C Kelland, J Greenslade, Bye: Claas Harvest Centre Southern Senior B – 2nd Round Centennial Mug W Stevenson, E Collins, S Lane. 12.36, J Beardsley, H Spicer, Collegiate Eclipse Services v Allenton, Coll 1, 2.30pm, G Clement; M Moore. 12.42, O Everest, A Lilley, E Tulip. No 7 Tee12.36, T Hampstead Coulter Seeds v Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar, Hamp 1, Clarke, P Hefford, N Rayner. 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The major expense Scott Evans beat Shannon Notter 3/0, Logan Ford beat Naish Hampstead 4 Square master and walkin wardrobe. Open Allenton A v Tinwald South A, items haveNetherby been completed and now v CRT Southern, Hamp 2, Heartland Court: 9.00: New World Massey 3/0, Mitchell Stoddart beat Brendon Steer 3/0, Steve plan living/dining/kitchen. Separate thereRakaia is an opportunity toFarms make your 12.30pm, Synlait v Methven B v, Rak 3, 1.45pm N Johnson, E Ahearn; 10.00: Hampstead A v New World Allenton lounge. Fully insulated and double personal mark. This is a superbly Rapsey beat Corey Smith 3/2 glazed. located home.Ag Southern, Meth 2, 1pm, Tinwald RD1 v Methven W vfamily Coleman B, T Watson, A Osbourne; 11.00: St Josephs Gold v Southern Ashburton beat Pleasant Point 14/3: VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 11.00 - 11.45am VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 11.00 - 11.30am Celtic Summerfield Builders, Tin 2, 1pm, Tinwald Skip-2-It Flooring E Riordan. 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Copland 3/0, Vanessa Loe beat Michael 3/2 STARTER v Methven B, Coll 3, 1.30pm, Ashburton Guardian Red 9.00: Longbeach B v Southern 4, 1pm, Collegiate McDonalds WEB Court: ID AU29237 WEB ID AU27552A Rakaia B beat Temuka B 13/9: EASTSIDE WESTSIDE Metalcorp v Southern H Mackenzie Contracting, Service Centre E, S Stempa, T Inwood; 11.00: Netherby Hampstead Derek Aubrey beat Gareth Williams 3/2, Tim Heke beat Brian Mayfield 81 Bridge Street 20 Pages Road Hamp 2, 12.30pm, Methven Wtreed v Allenton M, Meth 2, 1pm, Rakaia v Wakanui School, Be it first home or rental this is aM Gilbert, L Alves. Nestled in this lovely very tidy and McGuigan 3/2, Julie Smith beat Fiona Smith 3/2, Jono Strange Diamonds GreatCourt: three bedroom home is this very sunny Murphy Racing, Rak 3, 1.45pm, Farms Bgarden v Celtic Champion Ami winner! Insurance 9.00: Borough C v Hampstead School B, Synlaitshrubbed beat Corinne Wilkison 3/2 with cosy Ecan approved log burner. three bedroom home with a generous Synlait Farms v Two Allenton G, Rak 3, 1pm, Tinwald Ian P Bradley Doig, L Wilson; Methven Hammer Hardware Rakaiaopen Separate kitchen, living room10.00: and plan lounge area. generous No results from Collegiate C v Hinds Garage and various sheds. WellC Griffith; 11.00: Rakaia B v bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. Full Howden Spraying v Southern Progressive Livestock, Tin 2, 1pm Silverlaundry. v Allenton Tactix, T Johnson, fenced for children and pets. A happy bathroom and master bedroom Division 4 Tinwald School B, inAplace. Burrows, M Read. tenant presently downstairs. BeRugby sure to view. 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• Hollow Cup victory

Black Sticks secure World Cup berth The New Zealand men’s hockey team have secured a spot at next year’s World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands, after England edged Korea in this morning’s bronze medal match at the World League Round Three tournament in Malaysia. After finishing fourth at the World League Round Three event played in Rotterdam, the Black Sticks are now confirmed qualifiers for the World Cup by virtue of being the highest ranked of the two fourth-place finishers across both World League Round Three tournaments. The Black Sticks are ranked sixth in the world ahead of Korea who are 8th. If England had lost that match, the Kiwis would then have needed to get up and beat Australia at


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Team New Zealand have taken their first point of the Louis Vuitton Cup, albeit a hollow one. With Italian team Luna Rossa boycotting the first round robin match, all Dean Barker and his crew had to do to get on the board was turn up and complete the course. The team were offered the choice by regatta director Iain Murray of completing a shorter course, but, keen for his team to get in as much practice as they could on the race track, Barker opted for the full-length course. Prior to racing this morning Luna Rossa released a statement clarifying their decision not to turn up for their opening match. The Italian team, along with Emirates Team New Zealand, have lodged a protest with the international jury over Murray’s attempts to alter the design rules just a week out from the start of racing. - NZH

• NZRL keen for final

“While we have the Oceania Cup in achieved qualificaTaranaki in October to clinch a spot at the tion, we know we still World Cup. have a lot of work to As highest ranked do to get to the level fourth place finisher, we need, and that’s the Black Sticks also the challenge for the coaching staff and qualify for the men’s World League Final to players. be contested in India “The great thing about qualifying for in January. the World League Head coach Colin Final is that we can Batch said qualifying for the World Cup use that tournament Black Sticks coach Colin Batch as well as the World as important prepaLeague Final was a ration in the lead up good reward for his improving side. to the World Cup.” “It’s certainly well deserved, we The Black Sticks men join the showed a lot of development in our New Zealand women’s team, who preparation to and during World have also qualified for the World League Round Three. Cup, which will run from May 31 “It wasn’t easy but I’m very glad to June 15. we have qualified,” he said.  - APNZ

The New Zealand Rugby League have previously been happy to play little brother to their Australian counterparts but the national body intends to make a play to host the 2017 World Cup final at Eden Park. Australia and New Zealand will make a joint bid to host the 2017 instalment and, even though it’s early days in the process with the formal bid document not released until September, will be firm favourites ahead of South Africa who are battling struggling to win official government support. Formal bids are due before October’s World Cup in the UK and France and a decision is likely to coincide with that tournament. - APNZ

• Nicholson a winner Andrew Nicholson and Avebury are once again the Barbury Castle International Horse Trials 3-star Section A champions after a vintage performance in the cross country. The combination had a comfortable 10-penaltypoint buffer over nearest rival Izzy Taylor of Great Britain aboard Kbis Starchaser. It was a fitting win for Nicholson, as his home-bred Avebury is named after a local Wiltshire Roman settlement. “It’s a great place to win,” said Nicholson. “Avebury is very experienced and easy to ride now. It felt like a top performance in every phase.” - APNZ Photo Tetsuro Mitomo 070713-TM-144

Grant Wilson rolls up during the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Association’s Henselite Singles tournament on Sunday.

Final down to the wire By Jonathan Leask

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Ashburton College’s Devaun Thompson fends off an Armidale High School defender during the international interschool rugby match at College field yesterday.

College downs NSW visitors By Jonathan Leask Ashburton College recorded a double rugby victory over the touring Armidale High School from New South Wales yesterday. The Ashburton College 2nd XV ran in seven tries to the visitors’ two for an emphatic 36-12 win. The tourists got on the board early with a try in the opening minutes, but College struck straight back putting winger Aidan Achten in the corner, and Kieran Hunt converted to put the hosts up 7-5. Moments later College used the

width well again to put their other winger Sam Whiting in for the side’s second try, with Hunt again adding the extras. Hunt then produced a brilliant solo run from halfway, scything through the Armidale defenders to score under the posts and converted the effort to put College up 21-5 at halftime. After the break College extended their lead when prop Mark Mably barged over to get the forwards on the board. Soon after Whiting snaffled up an intercept and cantered away for his second five-pointer, which was

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Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club July 5 Monday Evening – Irwin Trophy N/S 1 S Harris and F Priest, 2 J Browne and G Branthwaite, 3 A van Dyk and J Lovett. E/W 1 Joyce Johnson and E Jones, 2 G Brown and B Leighton, 3 K Dunn and O Hooper Tuesday Evening – Hazelmere Trophy N/S 1 I M Buckland and J Knight 2 B Smith and M Stowell, 3 V Ferrier and A Wright. E/W 1= M Holdaway and K Robb and V Palmer and M Small 3 R Kyle and M Moore Wednesday Afternoon - Valetta Trophy N/S 1 M Buckland and B Smith, 2 M Stowell and S Rosevear, 3 P Jowers and I Taylor. E/W 1 L Baker and E Segers, 2 R Brownlie and A Maude, 3  A van Dyk and V Palmer Thursday Evening – The Eileen Willoughby Trophy                              N/S 1 M Buckland and J Edmond, 2 B Smith and J Knight, 3 M Stowell and S Rosevear. E/W 1 J Fechney and K Robb, 2 R Copland and N Gudsell 3 B Blair and A Gilbert.

Results from Stage 9 of Tour de France, a 168-km ride from Saint-Girons to Bagneres-de-Bigorre. Stage: 1. Daniel Martin (IRL/GRS) 4hr43min3sec 2. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN/AST) same time 3. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 20 4. Daniel Moreno (ESP/KAT) s.t. 5. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) s.t. 6. Cadel Evans (AUS/BMC) s.t. 7. Wout Poels (NED/VCD) s.t. 8. Bauke Mollema (NED/BEL) s.t. 9. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) s.t. 10. Maxime Monfort (BEL/RLT) s.t. 11. Alejandro Valverde (ESP) s.t. Overall Standings 1. Chris Froome (ENG/SKY) 36hr59min18sec 2. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 1:25 3. Bauke Mollema (NED/BEL) 1:44 4. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BEL) 1:50 5. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/TST) 1:51 6. Alberto Contador (ESP/TST) same time 2:02 7. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 8. Daniel Martin (IRL/GRS) 2:28

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followed up by Achten also claiming a double as College continued to create and capitalise on overlaps. Armidale tightened up and rumbled up field in the forwards to get their second try, and converted to make it 12-36. However, College had the final say as loose forward Devaun Thompson busted up the middle of the field on a rampaging 60m run to score in the final act of the game and seal a solid 36-12 win for College. In the curtain raiser the Ashburton College under 17 side recorded a fine 25-10 win over the Armidale 2nd XV.

Grant Wilson produced a superb last bowl to snatch the win in the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Assoiation’s Henselite Singles tournament on Sunday. Following on from claiming the men’s singles championship title a week earlier, Wilson came up with a last bowl masterpiece to win the right to represent the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Association at the New Zealand final in September against the other 36 district winners. The chance at a national title drew

22 entries to the regional qualifier and after four rounds seven went through to post section play. Wilson had the bye to advance directly to the semi-finals while Martin Nordqvist edged out Alex Crawford 10-9, Ken Mackenzie was too good for Matt Markham 15-4, and Russell Ellis beat Murray Bassett 11-5. Wilson then ousted Nordqvist 17-11 in the semi-finals to set up a final match with Mackenzie who defeated Ellis 11-9. The final had Wilson three down going into the final end and Mackenzie holding two shots.

Wilson had one shot left and in the last act of the final he took Mackenzie’s two shots out of play to sit on four shots to snatch a dramatic 11-10 win. The last-bowl victory means Grant will now go onto the national final in Auckland on September 14. Also at the weekend was the Eastern Zone New Zealand Mixed Fours final which was played in Christchurch on Saturday, where North Otago came out on top of South Canterbury, Canterbury and Ashburton to compete in the NZ Mixed Fours in at Manawatu on July 27.

Gatland empathises with Deans By Darren Walton Victorious British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland feels for his vanquished countryman after seemingly ending Robbie Deans’ five-year Wallabies reign. Deans is tipped to be axed as Wallabies coach this week, with Queensland Reds boss Ewen McKenzie or Brumbies mentor Jake White in line to take over before the start of the Rugby Championship next month. A hugely relieved Gatland spoke of the agony and ecstasy of Test-match rugby - “there’s no in between” - in the immediate aftermath of the Lions’ series-deciding 41-16 rout

of the Wallabies on Saturday night before expressing empathy for Deans’ plight. “I’ve got a huge amount of respect for what Robbie’s achieved in rugby,” he said. “I know it’s been really tough for him being here. There’s a lot of people split about whether he should carry on the job. There’s been a lot of criticism. “It’s tough to have a Kiwi involved coaching an Australian side. I admire him for what he’s achieved in rugby. “We often sit down after games and have a chat and a beer together. “We had a brief chat last night. He said he might get to see us in November but that depends on what

happens in the next few weeks. “I do feel for him and want to wish him all the best. I hope it works out for him.” It appears unlikely it will work out for Deans with the Wallabies, though. Even before their 25-point weekend hammering, the Australian Rugby Union sounded out the Reds and Brumbies about the prospect of McKenzie or White replacing the embattled Test coach. While Deans is set for the chop, the fine line between success and failure that Gatland was talking about now has him favoured to be the next All Blacks coach, a position Deans was fancied to win after the 2007 World Cup. - AAP

• Pearce up for Origin He’s heard the criticism and knows defeat in the State of Origin decider will end his hold on the NSW halfback spot, but Mitchell Pearce is ready to silence the doubters and lead the Blues to victory. Pearce is one of just three players in the current side who were part of the team that last had the chance to win a series on home soil in 2008. The playmaker was a fresh-faced 19-year-old thrown into the deep end by NSW coach Craig Bellamy at ANZ Stadium but could do little to stop the Maroons. Pearce openly admits he was nowhere near ready for that baptism of fire. But five years on and being part of a Roosters side that sits in second spot on the NRL ladder, he feels he has the confidence to prove his critics wrong on July 17 and end Queensland’s seven - AaP years of dominance.

• Webber ‘frustrated’ A frustrated Mark Webber admits a botched pitstop cost him a potential podium finish at Sunday’s Grand Prix. But the Australian Formula One driver is thankful his subsequent flying tyre didn’t also cost the life of a nearby cameraman. World champions Red Bull were fined 30,000 euro for an unsafe pit release on lap nine, when Webber’s right-rear wheel spun off and bounced past four garages into cameraman Paul Allen’s back. Allen was treated on-site before being airlifted to nearby Koblenz Hospital. He is understood to have broken his collarbone and ribs. “I hope the guy’s okay ... and I very much hope there’s no serious damage done,” the - AAP retiring F1 pilot said.

• Anderson the sledger Results From The German Formula One Grand Prix At The Nurburgring on Sunday: 1. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Red Bull) 1hr 41m 14.7s 2. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Lotus) at 1.008 3. Romain Grosjean (FRA/Lotus) 5.830 4. Fernando Alonso (ESP/Ferrari) 7.721 5. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 26.927 6. Jenson Button (GBR/McLaren Mer) 27.996 7. Mark Webber (AUS/Red Bull) 37.562 8. Sergio Perez (MEX/McLaren Mercedes) 38.306 9. Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) 46.821 10. Nico Hlkenberg (GER/Sauber) 49.892 11. Paul di Resta (GBR/Force India) 53.771 12. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Scuderia) 56.975 13. Adrian Sutil (GER/Force India) 57.738 14. Esteban Gutierrez (MEX/Sauber) 1:00.160 15. Pastor Maldonado (VEN/Williams) 1:01.929 16. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Williams) at 1 lap 17. Charles Pic (FRA/Caterham) 1 lap 18. Giedo van der Garde (NED) 1 lap 19. Max Chilton (GBR/Marussia) 1 lap. Only 19 finished. Retired: Felipe Massa (BRA/Ferrari): 4th lap; Jules Bianchi (FRA/Marussia): 22th lap; Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA/Toro Rosso): 23th lap

Rugby league NRL results standings Round 17 MELBOURNE 32 (M Blair 2 J Bromwich R Hinchcliffe J O’Neill S Waqa tries C Smith 4 goals)

bt BRISBANE 0 at AAMI Park. Referee: Gerard Sutton, Luke Phillips. Crowd: 16,828. CRONULLA 36 (A Fifita 2 J Bukuya W Graham L Lewis N Stapleton tries T Carney 6 goals) bt WESTS TIGERS 22 (T Simona 2 J Tedesco B Thompson tries B Marshall 3 goals) at Remondis Stadium. Referee: Matt Cecchin, Ben Cummins. Crowd: 13,843. SYDNEY ROOSTERS 36 (B Cordner A Guerra M Jennings S Kenny-Dowall J Maloney D Tupou tries J Maloney 6 goals) bt ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA 0 at WIN Jubilee Oval. Referee: Chris James, Adam Devcich. Crowd: 11,857. PENRITH 40 (J Roberts 3 D Simmons 2 K Kingston L Walsh tries L Walsh 6 goals) bt GOLD COAST 18 (D Mead 2 A Kelly tries A Sezer 3 goals) at TIO Stadium. Referee: Alan Shortall, Henry Perenara. Crowd: 8,050. CANBERRA 26 (J McCrone A Milford J Papalii S Sauiluma tries J Croker 5 goals) bt NORTH QUEENSLAND 18 (R Lui J Thurston A Winterstein tries J Thurston 3 goals) at Canberra Stadium. Referee: Gavin Morris, Jason Robinson. Crowd: 10,515. NEWCASTLE 18 (C Houston 2 D Buderus J McManus tries T Roberts goal) bt BULLDOGS 12 (K Inu J Morris J Reynolds tries) at Virgin Australia Stadium. Referee: Shayne Hayne, Jared Maxwell. Crowd: 9,742. SOUTH SYDNEY 30 (B Goodwin 2 A Everingham C McQueen J Sutton tries A Reynolds 5 goals) bt WARRIORS 13 (K Hurrell S Mannering tries S

Johnson 2 goals S Johnson field goal) at nib Stadium. Referee: David Munro, Ashley Klein. Crowd: 20,221. Standings P W D L B PF PA PD Pts 1 South Sydney 16 14 0 2 1 424 230 194 30 2 Syd Roosters 16 12 0 4 1 378 197 181 26 3 Melbourne 16 11 1 4 1 355 228 127 25 4 Cronulla 15 8 0 7 2 269 271 -2 20 5 *Manly 14 7 1 6 2 263 196 67 19 6 Newcastle 16 8 0 8 1 352 275 77 18 7 Penrith 15 7 0 8 2 336 278 58 18 8 Gold Coast 16 8 0 8 1 330 335 -5 18 16 8 0 8 1 302 331 -29 18 9 Bulldogs 10 Canberra 16 8 0 8 1 300 358 -58 18 11 Warriors 16 7 0 9 1 307 388 -81 16 12 N Queensland 16 6 0 10 1 282 307 -25 14 13 Brisbane 16 6 0 10 1 286 323 -37 14 14 Wests Tigers 16 6 0 10 1 238 409 -171 14 15 St G Illawarra 16 5 0 11 1 218 333 -115 12 16 *Parramatta 14 3 0 11 2 214 395 -181 10 *(denotes teams yet to play) Top try scorers: James McManus (Knights) 16 David Simmons (Panthers) 13 Josh Hoffman (Broncos) 13 Nathan Merritt (Souths) 12 Greg Inglis (Souths) 12 Albert Kelly (Titans) 11 Antonio Winterstein (Cowboys) 11 Michael Jennings (Roosters) 11 Manu Vatuvei (Warriors) 10 Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles) 9

Tennis Tennis Canterbury 10’s Zone Final, July 7 Country Crushers beat Southern Slam 71 games to 69 Boy’s Singles: Edwin Dargue lost to Nick Schneideman 2-9; Nathan McKenzie lost to Matthew Quin 6-9; Ryan McNulty lost to Caleb Manson 5-9; Tyler Leonard beat Keenan Aubrey 9-4; Harry Dargue lost to Charlie Morrison 3-5. Girls Singles: Millie Ness beat Elizabeth Cross 6-2; Sophie Ness beat Annabelle Schneideman 8-2; Sophie Adams draw with Ava Willaman 5-5. Boy’s Doubles: Edwin Dargue & Nathan McKenzie beat Nick Schneideman & Caleb Manson 6-3; Ryan McNulty & Tyler Leonard drew with Matthew Quin & Keenan Aubrey 4-4. Girl’s Doubles: Millie Ness & Sophie Ness beat Elizabeth Cross & Annabelle Schneideman 9-8 (3). Mixed Doubles: Harry Dargue & Sophie Adams lost to Charlie Morrison & Ava Willaman 8-9 (3).

Wimbledon Collated results from Wimbledon yesterday (prefix denotes seeding). Men, Final: 2-Andy Murray (GBR) bt 1-Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-4 7-5 6-4. Mixed Doubles, Final: 8-Daniel Nestor (CAN)/ Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt 1-Bruno Soares (BRA)/Lisa Raymond (USA).

England spearhead James Anderson says he’s planning on adding sledging to his already formidable repertoire this Ashes series. The man Australia fear the most believes it’s time for him to assert himself as the premier bowler in world cricket and be more aggressive on the field. England certainly have plenty of ammunition to fire off when it comes to verbal battles. Australia have had David Warner suspended and Mickey Arthur sacked before the series has even commenced and their batting line-up is still plagued by uncertainty and inexperience. Anderson now has more than 300 test wickets to his name, and decimated the Australians in the last Ashes series of 2010-11, and has usually let his incredible skill do most of the talking. But the 30-year-old says he now intends to get right in the face of the Australians on the field.  - AAP


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Slade in for Carter? Highlanders first-five Colin Slade is set to make a dramatic return to the Crusaders next season as a replacement for Dan Carter. Slade has played the last three seasons for the Highlanders after leaving the Crusaders frustrated by the lack of game time in his favoured No10 jersey. Carter’s sabbatical next year, during which he will follow Richie McCaw’s lead and have a break away from Super Rugby, offers Slade an opportunity to reassert his challenge for an All Blacks spot in a more successful environment. The Crusaders sit fourth on the Super Rugby table with a home match against the Hurricanes to come. Although he played a starring role in the Highlanders’ recent 49-44 victory over the Hurricanes in Wellington, it was only the third victory for Jamie Joseph’s men this season, and while it lifted them off the bottom of the table, they are still a chance for the wooden spoon. Slade, Carter’s back-up at the 2011 World Cup before being cut down by a groin injury eerily similar to his teammate’s, has watched Aaron Cruden and Beauden Barrett develop into quality first-fives at the Chiefs and Hurricanes respectively. At 25, Slade, who has played 10 tests, knows time is running out on his dream of breaking back into the All Blacks. Slade has had a horror run of injuries over the past few years, including two broken jaws and a serious ankle problem to go with his groin issues. He showed at the Cake Tin that he is nearing his best again, displaying skill and also a fair amount of durability when collecting a knee to his problem jaw when fielding a high kick. Todd Blackadder said it was too early to say whether Slade was on his radar, however, it is understood that the Crusaders coaches have been impressed with Slade’s improved maturity since his shift to Dunedin. The Crusaders also have Tyler Bleyendaal and Tom Taylor as

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Oh so close for 1st XV By Jonathan Leask

The Ashburton College 1st XV went close to the biggest result in their Crusaders Secondary School rugby competition history on Saturday, pushing defending champions Christchurch Boys’ High School before going down 11-18 in Christchurch. In College’s return season to the competition in 2010 CBHS handed them a 98-0 welcoming in their third game, and in 2011 it was 45-3 to CBHS but two seasons later College was within a converted try of claiming one of the biggest scalps in South Island secondary school rugby. “It was one that got away,” College coach Shane Enright. “We were our own worst enemies. We had three tries that we should have scored and didn’t score them so it was very disappointing.” College produced a strong first half performance to lead 11-3 at halftime, but had three blown opportunities that could have

had them out to a commanding lead, instead CBHS was able to come back to claim the win. First-five eighth Nathan McCloy bumped a penalty from halfway off the post to put College ahead 3-0. CBHS came back using one-off runners to push College around the park but couldn’t crack the defence, settling for their own three pointer. College forced a turnover inside their own 22 and broke away with try-scoring tyro Setareki Koroitamana grabbing his 10th try of the season to put College ahead 8-3. The visitors had ample opportunities to stretch the lead, but fell agonisingly short on three occasions. Xavier Bartlett was cut down on a runaway inside the five metres from the try line, Shalom Pulu made a clean break but had no support to also be dragged down metres short and after a tap from inside their own half they were pushed out in the corner. “They were three real good oppor-

tunities to push away and could have made the difference.” Instead of a try College only added a second McCloy penalty and went to the break leading 11-3. CBHS came out all guns blazing and College dropped off their tackles for the first time in the match to let them hit back and some more poor defence saw the hosts claim the lead with a second try to lead 13-11. Boys’ High then conjured up a third try to move out to 18-11 before College launched their comeback in the closing stages. “We turned down a shot at goal and went to the lineout but they brought on a big seven foot giant who was cleaning us at the lineout. “We still attacked furiously for the last few minutes hammering away at their line but they defended well to hold us out. “There was a lot of self-belief from the game that they can match it with the top teams which was really pleasing, but it was probably the most disappointed I have seen



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them. They were shattered.” They came so close to the win but picked up a valuable bonus point which moves them five points ahead of Roncalli, their only rival in the race to be top co-ed school in the competition. Roncalli lost their second round match 14-27 to Christ’s College, St Thomas were no match for Nelson College 5-23 and St Bede’s College handed Marlborough College their first loss 26-22. St Bede’s got off to a strong start only for Marlborough to take charge for much of the middle part of the game with three cracking tries. But, with the wind at their backs in the second half, St Bede’s ultimately made territory and possession tell and as the visitors began to show signs of fatigue they pushed home their advantage. The competition takes a break for the school holidays with College resuming with another tough road trip taking on the unbeaten competition favourites St Bede’s on July 27.

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first-five options, but with Robbie Fruean’s recent heart operation ruling him out, Taylor is likely to be used at second-five next season. Slade, who plays for Canterbury in the ITM Cup, will be an option to cover fullback for the Crusaders, but it will be the promise of an extended period in the No10 jersey which will tempt him north. Slade’s imminent exit represents another blow for Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph. Joseph has already lost Tamati Ellison and Hosea Gear to Japan and Jamie Mackintosh to the Chiefs. Carter had offers from Japan and France, but it is understood that his decision was based solely on what would best extend his career until the next World Cup in England and Wales in 2015 - and that was complete rest. Carter, who became the first player to score more than 1500 points in Super Rugby during his team’s 43-15 win over the Chiefs in Christchurch last weekend, is likely to play his last season for the Crusaders in 2015 as a buildup for his fourth and final global tournament. McCaw, meanwhile, is set to make his long-anticipated return to the field for his Christchurch club this weekend. McCaw last played for Christchurch in 2009 when returning from a knee injury, an event which attracted a crowd of several thousand for a match against Lincoln University.  - APNZ

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