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When it’s April 1 and someone tells you they’ve won Lotto and they’re sharing their winnings with you, it has to be an April Fool’s joke, right? Wrong. An Ashburton woman, who wants to remain anonymous, won Lotto in the March 31 draw but

didn’t check her ticket until April Fool’s Day. She logged in to her her MyLotto account and discovered she was the latest Lotto millionaire. However, she was the millionaire that luck almost passed by. That winning ticket was bought after a last minute reminder from her mother.

“Mum called me about 6pm for a chat and as we were finishing up she reminded me to buy a Lotto ticket,” she said. The woman went online and bought her regular Triple Dip with just minutes to spare. When the numbers checked off one after the other, the woman could not believe her eyes. Her im-

With remarkable self control, the winner kept the secret to herself while she came up with a way to let family members know of their windfall.

mediate reaction was that it was a win she’d split with her family. However, convincing them that the Lotto gods had smiled on family members was hard work, given the day was April 1, she said. “I was so happy, I couldn’t believe it. As soon as I saw all those zeros I immediately thought about how I could help my family.”

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Dog owners take advantage of amnesty By SuSan SandyS

Holding a dog registration amnesty day was a great success for the Ashburton District Council, with 110 dogs registered and 50 microchipped. The amnesty day was held at the Ashburton Dog Shelter at 19 Range Street in the Riverside Industrial Estate. Environmental monitoring manager Rick Catchpowle said council staff, alongside the council’s contractor and SPCA staff, were kept busy as owners took advantage of the amnesty. “It was also a great opportunity for people to chat with staff about their obligations as owners under the Dog Control Act 1996, as well as ways to prevent nuisance issues such as barking,” Catchpowle said. “Owners travelled from Methven and Rakaia, as well as from in the Ashburton area to register, and we’re delighted that so many came forward to get these important processes taken care of.” A variety of dogs were brought in throughout the day, from small lap dogs to a great dane.

It was a busy day for (from left) Debbie Woods, Andrea McMurray, supported by SPCA Canterbury operations manager Rebecca Dobson, at the dog registration amnesty day on Saturday. PHOTO LINDA CLARKE 070418-LC-0180


Snow dump on the way By SuSan SandyS and Colin WilliSCroft Methven was in line for snow overnight as a complex low crossed the upper South Island. Mount Hutt College was keeping a close watch on the forecast and planning to reassess this morning, but was yesterday planning to remain open today. The MetService issued a Severe Weather Warning for very cold, strong southerlies, spreading northwards over the South Island behind the low. Snow was expected inland from last night into today, with heavy falls likely.

Rain would turn to snow above 400 metres overnight Monday, with some pockets of snow possible as low as 300 metres, especially about Mid Canterbury. Methven is at about 320 metres above sea level. Mt Hutt is in line for more than 40 centimetres, with accumulations likely to exceed this above 700 metres. Mount Hutt College principal John Schreurs said yesterday the school had adjusted its outdoor education programme for a group of students who had been planning to head south, and management were keeping a close eye on the forecast. “At this stage we don’t expect to

close, but we do plan for any adverse event,” he said. Heavy snow may disrupt travel in affected areas and could damage trees and powerlines. NZ Transport Agency journey manager Tresca Forrester said all road users are asked to plan ahead and check road conditions before they set out. The agency closed SH1 through Kaikoura yesterday at 5 pm instead of 7.30 pm as a precaution. Extra crews were ready to respond despite road temperatures being still quite warm, meaning any snow may be cleared reasonably easily. “People should plan for delays

regardless and pack extra food, warm clothing and take care on the roads.” Cold conditions may cause stress for livestock. Federated Farmers’ Mid Canterbury president Mike Salvesen said he wasn’t expecting it to cause too many problems, as there had been plenty of prior warning and farmers had every opportunity to move stock before the cold weather arrived. The ground was still quite warm, he said, so any snow that did fall wouldn’t last long, and forecasters were predicting temperatures to warm up again by this time next week.

April 1 $1m local Lotto win no joke From P1 “I wanted to let everyone know at the same time, but I wanted to do it in a fun way – so I decided to surprise them in our Facebook group chat so we could all celebrate in the excitement,” she said. “I told them look in their bank accounts as I had deposited a little Easter treat.” Like all good plans, this one didn’t go quite the way she’d expected. Her family needed a little convincing; they thought she was playing a bad taste April Fool’s joke. “Everyone thought I was having them on – I hadn’t even realised it was April Fool’s Day,” she said. “It wasn’t until one of my siblings shared a screenshot of their new bank balance that everyone believed me — and of course, thanked me.” Job done, the winner ensured she tucked a tidy nest egg away for herself and is now enjoying getting updates from family members on what they’ve done with their winnings. The feeling that comes from being able to do something that will change family members’ lives is indescribable, she said. “There have been a few tears – and a lot of hugs. The best part about it is that they are paying it forward too.” This win continues MyLotto’s winning streak, with a Powerball player from Northland winning $8.3 million on Wednesday night. The winner is yet to claim their prize.

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Wanted: Foster animal lifesavers By SuSan SandyS

Molly Blain was at the vets in Ashburton last month when a chance request led to her saving the lives of five kittens. Her vet asked her if she might be able to hand rear a litter of feline orphans, which were just two-days old. “They still had wet umbilical cords, they were next to nothing,” Blain recalled. The SPCA had picked up the kittens earlier from a woman who had noticed them unattended in a paddock next to her house at Tinwald. It appeared the mother must have been a stray and for some reason had not returned to the litter. Blain accepted the request and took the litter home to Wakanui, where she launched into twohourly feeds around the clock. She fed them a special cat milk replacement through an eyedropper. One of them, at just 38 grams in weight, had to be taught how to suckle, by rhythmical tapping on its chin. “You look after them no differently than if they were your child,” Blain said. “You have to be really organised, you have to have all your

Wakanui’s Molly Blain with Patsy, one of 11 kittens she is providing neonatal care for under a new Ashburton SPCA fostering programme. PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS 090418-SS-002 food made up.” Shortly afterwards Blain was given a second litter to look after, this time 10-day old kittens from

an Ashburton residence where the mother had been unable to feed them. Now at four-weeks old the kit-

tens are doing well, increasing in weight by 50 grams per day. Blain has taken on the volunteer role of senior neonatal carer


‘Incredible service’ officially recognised By Katie todd

A nurse who dedicated more than a quarter of a century to assisting Ashburton Police bid farewell to the station last week. Jan Stanway has worked as the oncall registered nurse to Ashburton Police for 27 years, until she called it a day at the end of last month. Stanway’s departure was celebrated with a morning tea at the station on

Friday, where Senior Sergeant Mark Worner presented her with a framed Police Plaque and a Certificate of Appreciation signed by the District Commander, Superintendent John Price. Worner described Stanway’s years of work as an “incredible service” to Ashburton Police. Right – Jan Stanway receiving acknowledgement of her incredible service on Friday. PHOTO SUPPLIED

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at Ashburton SPCA. And while she is the Ashburton SPCA’s only foster carer, her work has inspired high hopes for the organisation’s Canterbury operations manager Rebecca Dobson. Dobson said she wants to build up a bank of foster carers who can be on hand to provide care for dogs, cats and other animals. Neonatal was just one type of care that foster carers could specialise in. Others might be able to look after sick or injured animals, help tame stray kittens, or simply provide a temporary home for animals awaiting adoption. Dobson said the SPCA in Ashburton had only limited capacity at its headquarters on Range Street, and took many animals through to Christchurch SPCA centre. She is holding an information evening on the new fostering programme on April 26 from 5.30pm at Community House. Dobson was happy to see just how far the 11 kittens had come under Blain’s care. “It can be hard, but it can be incredibly rewarding as well,” she said of fostering in general. “It just shows how much of a difference that foster parents can make.”

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Wicked a show not to be missed As someone who has never cared much for the Wizard of Oz, the prospect of a stage show based entirely on the untold story of the witches of the same imaginary land left me feeling a little apprehensive. The process of munchkins, men made from both tin and straw and an afraid lion all mixed in together with a girl in red slippers never really piqued my attention growing up and so I headed to the Isaac Theatre Royal on Saturday night for the second showing of Showbiz Christchurch’s latest production, Wicked with some strongly mixed emotions. Knowing there was some incredibly talented Mid Canterbury faces in the cast had eased my apprehension somewhat and within two minutes of the curtain rising I found myself captivated, intrigued and sitting on the edge of my seat enjoying every moment. The world-renowned show, that has been a hit across the globe for a decade now tells the untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, has unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz sees them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Nothing is left unturned here by a star-studded line up of directors and their staff, from the programmes sold at the front door, to the shoes worn by those on stage, everything radiates professionalism and brilliance and the entire production team from the set design, choreography, costumes and music were fully deserving of

every plaudit thrown their way. As luck would have it, former Ashburton lass, and NASDA graduate Jane Leonard was on one of her alternate nights of filling the lead role of the green-skinned Elphaba, playing alongside Wellington’s Ellie Neal who fulfilled the role of Glinda. The pair were, quite simply a match made in heaven. They bounced off each other with the right amount of enthusiasm and humility that you’d expect from such a high-end show and were the deserving shining lights of the night. It is hard to imagine the show without these two playing their respective roles. I sympathise with Leonard’s character somewhat, because I too am green. Green-eyed with envy at the incredible talent this

former Ashburton girl possesses. She commanded the stage, her presence unwavering and demanding and her vocal performance was nigh on perfect. The show’s most well-known song, Defying Gravity is somewhat of a double-edged sword in the fact that it is such a tune that it’s hard not to enjoy, but equally as difficult vocally and requires some skill to perform. Leonard’s effort, was quite simply put, perfection wrapped up in green and black. So much so there was the sense of a standing ovation as the curtain fell down on the first act with her powerful tones ringing through the ears of the packed house. The ovation didn’t come then, but it did as she made her curtain call with the large Ashburton contingent in the crowd making

sure that others there knew just how proud they were of her effort. Leonard wasn’t the only local on stage though. The experienced Greta CaseySolly made an appearance as an interestingly attired mid-wife and her own usual manner exuded confidence and power while young rising star Jack Hanrahan was a prominent figure in the ensemble showing up numerous times with his usual amount of flair and skill. The only gripe I can muster, and it is a very minimal one, is that at times the abrupt loudness of the brilliant band drowned out some soloists, and their lyrics became a little more difficult than it should have. This was more an issue in the opening act and only for certain performers (not Leonard) but

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seemed to have been ironed out by the time the curtain rose again for the second act. So, take it from this former OzDoubter, that Wicked is a show not to be missed. At around $60 a ticket, it’s well worth the trip up the road for a night of good, quality entertainment and one I’ve got no hesitation in recommending to anyone. Reviewed by Matt Markham Wicked runs from April 6 to April 21 at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch. Note: Jane Leonard’s nights appearing as Elphaba are as follows: Tuesday April 10, Thursday April 12, Saturday April 14, Sunday April 15, Wednesday April 18, Friday 20 April and Saturday April 21.

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Driving charge admitted A Christchurch builder who fell asleep at the wheel and collided with an oncoming car on the Rangitata highway admitted a charge of careless driving when he appeared in the Ashburton District Court yesterday before Judge Joanna Maze. Douglas Thomas Webber was convicted and ordered to pay $400 in emotional harm to the woman in the other car. Police prosecutor Helen Bennett said 67-year-old Webber drifted across the centreline as he was driving south and hit the complainant in passing lanes as she and her family were driving in the opposite direction. The accident happened about 1pm on November 8 last year. The woman suffered minor lacerations. Others to appear in the Ashburton District Court were: Matthew Victor Artack, 25, a herd manager of Mayfield, admitted driving with excess

breath alcohol on January 6. He was fined $550, ordered to pay court costs of $130 and disqualified from driving for six months. Artack was stopped by police south of Christchurch in the early hours of the morning. Breath testing procedures showed he had a breath alcohol level of 705mcg; he said he had been drinking because of relationship problems. Karl Gary Wilson admitted driving after his licence had been suspended because of excess demerit points. He was sentenced to 40 hours community work and disqualified from driving for six months from May 17. Aaron Geoffrey Clark was convicted of theft after stealing a $95 game from The Warehouse. He was ordered to come up for sentence if called upon in three months. Judge Maze said Clark had expressed genuine remorse in a restorative justice meeting

with a representative of the retailing giant, paid reparation and apologized face-to-face for his actions. James Kenny was sentenced to four months jail on charges of assault and intentional damage, but time spent in custody on remand means he has already served the time. The charges arose from an argument where he threw a safety helmet at one complainant and pushed another so that her head hit a window sill, resulting in a cut that needed stitches. He also punched holes in a wall and headbutted a window. Judge Maze also ordered Kenny to pay $1722 in reparation. James Ihaka-Barbarich, 19, admitted driving while disqualified on South Street on January 6. He was sentenced to 100 hours community work. Shane Alex Graham will apply for electronically-mon-

itored bail when he appears before Judge Maze in Timaru on Thursday. Graham admitted 12 charges yesterday of dishonestly using a credit card and one of possessing a knife in a public place. He denied charges of stealing a handbag and its contents, and a cellphone. The case will be reviewed in the Ashburton court on May 21 but Graham was remanded in custody until his bail hearing. Cody Logan Elvy, 20, a builder of Rakaia, admitted driving with excess breath alcohol on East Street on November 11. He was sentenced to nine months’ supervision with counselling for drug and alcohol issues as directed. He was also disqualified from driving for six months and can only drive after that if he applies for a zero alcohol licence. Elvy blew 587mcg when he was stopped, and has previous convictions for drink driving in 2015 and 2016.

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Fine or a donation? A man who had an altercation with Fish and Game officers is being given a chance to build a better relationship with the body that manages sports fish and game birds and their habitats. Kenneth James Lynn was charged with using obscene language and intentional obstruction when he appeared in the Ashburton District Court and his lawyer Paul Bradford said Lynn had a beef with Fish and Game. He said Lynn was taken to court by the organisation three years ago but found not guilty by a jury. Fish and Game was supposed to apologise to him. “To this date no apologies have come and it caused a degree of resentment shown in the colourful language on the day in question. That does not excuse what he did but provides a backdrop,” Bradford told Judge Joanna Maze. The intentional obstruction charge carries a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail or a $100,000 fine. Lynn admitted wrongdoing on the day of the altercation and Judge Maze indicated a likely fine of $300. However, he could avoid a conviction altogether if he made a $300 donation to Fish and Game, she said. The case will be called again on April 30. “It might foster a better relationship between you and Fish and Game,” Judge Maze said.

Man accused of Christchurch murder in court A 54-year-old labourer has appeared in court yesterday charged with murdering a Christchurch woman found dead in the city suburb of Merivale on Saturday. The man, who was granted interim name suppression during a brief appearance via audio visual link at Christchurch District Court, was remanded in custody without plea to appear in the High Court later this month. Police allege that the man, of the eastern suburb of Aranui, broke into the woman’s house

armed with a knife. He is accused of murdering a 27-year-old woman who was found dead in her Exeter St home in the upmarket Merivale area, near North Hagley Park, at around 11.40am on Saturday. Judge Jane Farish remanded him in custody without plea to appear in the High Court on April 27. No application for bail was made. The judge imposed suppression orders that include the defendant’s name, the victim’s identity, and police summary of facts.

She said the interim suppression orders are necessary to protect, not only the victim, but fair trial rights, but stressed that they will likely be reviewed at the next court appearance. Detective Inspector Darryl Sweeney said on Sunday that police moved swiftly to track down the man they believe is behind the crimes. “My deepest sympathies go out to the family of this young woman and police will be ensuring that they are supported following their tragic loss,” Sweeney said.

“Our police team of highly-experienced and dedicated investigators have worked tirelessly to ensure justice for the victim and her family, and will continue to do so.” Police say they will not release the woman’s identity until all family members have been informed of her death. An autopsy was expected to be carried out yesterday. A team of experts continue to piece together information, with detectives and forensic specialists examining two scenes in Christchurch – one at

Exeter St and one at Breezes Rd. “Residents in those areas can expect to see a continued police presence over the next few days,” Sweeney said. Two motor vehicles have also been seized for examination. No one else is being sought in relation to the woman’s death, Sweeney said. However, he said police would like to hear from anyone who was in the wider Exeter St area overnight Friday to Saturday that “may have heard or seen anything, or anyone, suspicious”. - NZME

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If you won Lotto, what would you do? I

t’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at some point in life – but it’s one not many of us will ever get the chance to answer. If you won Lotto, what would you do? Buy a house? A new car? Set yourself up for the future? Go on, you know you’ve thought about it at some point, so what would it be? We’re not talking a few bucks for getting three numbers here either, we are talking a bigticket win. A life-changing amount of money in the back pocket. One lucky Ashburton player is living that dream at the moment after their big windfall last week and the best part for them is there’s the complete

anonymity as an online player. They don’t have the need to nervously walk up to a counter somewhere, hands shaking as they pass over their ticket. They can just tremble as they hold their mouse over the button instead. No one will know they’ve claimed it until it becomes public knowledge and the chances of them being found out are completely at their own peril.

In the media the term of remaining anonymous can be a frustrating one, yet in this instance it’s understandable. Why would you want the world to know you’ve had a huge windfall and all of a sudden are flush with cash for probably the rest of your life if you are smart enough? I know I wouldn’t. I’ve met two people in my lifetime who have won big on Lotto. One of them went gangbusters and spent up large – but now has increased his fortune considerably through some smart investing. It didn’t look like that would be the case initially though. He spent up big. And splashed out for all of his mates

too and looked destined to walk down the path of blowing it all before he came to terms with it all and became a little morewise and savvy when it came to his spending. The other friend kept their cards very close to their chest. If they hadn’t told us, a very close group of friends, we’d have never known. Their lifestyle didn’t change, they still worked the same job and drove the same car, but just let the money sit and grow to the point where only now are they starting to show the fruits of the win through investment in property. At the end of the day, money is just money and the cliché that it won’t buy you happiness is quite definitely true.

But it does offer security and wisely used can ensure that it’s not something you would have to worry about for your remaining days on earth. Lotto is like this wonderful little Christmas that comes twice a week. You get all excited with a ticket in your hand that it could be the one that changes your life, but at the end of the day, like most things we buy in life, they end up in the trash bin – discarded for a better use by someone else. So, while it’s nice to dream, it’s never good to live for the possibility. It’s a game of chance, and unlike the Hunger Games, the odds are very rarely ever in your favour.

Piestewa Peak, in honour of Army Spc. Lori Piestewa, who was killed in Iraq in 2003. Five years ago: President Barack Obama proposed a $3.8 trillion budget that would raise taxes on smokers and wealthy Americans and trim Social Security benefits for millions. Robert Edwards, 87, a Nobel Prize winner from Britain whose pioneering in vitro fertilisation research led to the first test tube baby, died near Cambridge, England. One year ago: The New York Daily News and ProPublica won the

Pulitzer Prize for public service for uncovering how police abused eviction rules to oust hundreds of people, mostly poor minorities, from their homes; Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Max von Sydow is 89. Actress Liz Sheridan is 89. Reggae artist Bunny Wailer is 71. Actor Steven Seagal is 66. Actor Peter MacNicol is 64. Actress Olivia Brown is 61. Rock musician Steven Gustafson (10,000 Maniacs) is 61. Singer-producer

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is 60. Rock singer-musician Brian Setzer is 59. Rock singer Katrina Leskanich is 58. Actor Jeb Adams is 57. Rock musician Tim “Herb” Alexander is 53. Actor-comedian Orlando Jones is 50. Rock musician Mike Mushok (Staind) is 49. Singer Kenny Lattimore is 48. Rapper Q-Tip (AKA Kamaal) is 48. Actor David Harbour is 43. Blues singer Shemekia Copeland is 39. Actress Laura Bell Bundy is 37. Actor Harry Hadden-Paton is 37. Actress Chyler Leigh is 36. Pop musician Andrew Dost (fun.) is 35.

Actor Ryan Merriman is 35. Singer Mandy Moore is 34. Actor Barkhad Abdi is 33. Actress Shay Mitchell is 31. Actor Haley Joel Osment is 30. Actress Molly Bernard is 30. Actor Alex Pettyfer is 28. Actress-singer AJ (AKA Amanda) Michalka is 27. Actress Daisy Ridley is 26. Singeractress Sofia Carson is 25. Actress Audrey Whitby is 22. Actress Ruby Jerins is 20. Thought for Today: “What is more unwise than to mistake uncertainty for certainty, falsehood for truth?” — Cicero, Roman orator, statesman and philosopher (106-43 B.C.)

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Tuesday, April 10, the 100th day of 2018. There are 265 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 10, 1968, In the Heat of the Night won best picture of 1967 at the 40th Academy Awards; one of its stars, Rod Steiger, was named best actor while Katharine Hepburn was honoured as best actress for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. On this date: In 1790, President George Washington signed the first United States Patent Act. In 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated. In 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage. In 1932, German President Paul Von Hindenburg was re-elected in a runoff, with Adolf Hitler coming in second. In 1953, the 3-D horror movie House of Wax, produced by Warner Bros. and starring Vincent Price, premiered in New York. In 1971, a table tennis team from the United States arrived in China at the invitation of the communist government for a goodwill visit that came to be known as “pingpong diplomacy”. In 1978, Arkady Shevchenko, a highranking Soviet citizen employed by the United Nations, sought political asylum in the United States. In 1998, the Northern Ireland peace talks concluded as negotiators reached a landmark settlement to end 30 years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks. In 2010, Polish President Lech Kaczynski, 60, was killed in a plane crash in western Russia that also claimed the lives of his wife and top Polish political, military and church officials. Ten years ago: The US Board on Geographic Names officially renamed Squaw Peak in Phoenix


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Email us! editor@theguardian. The deadline for submissions is April 30 and to assist submitters, a background paper identifies key challenges. A Federated Farmers member survey to seek farmers’ views drew nearly 1400 responses, which is indicative of the interest farmers have in this process. Based on the survey results most farmers seem reasonably content with the current tax system, in particular the broadbased low-rate nature which has enabled a lot of revenue to be raised without high rates having to be imposed. There is little appetite for change and certainly not change in the direction that could be in the offing. One of these possible changes is a capital gains tax (CGT), albeit one that excludes the family home. Farmers aren’t keen on this tax mainly because their land is their key asset and the capital

gain from selling is often the only way a decent return is made from decades of farming. Our survey indicated opposition to a CGT might lessen if it were implemented through a brightline test where capital gains were only taxed within say five years of purchase. The Working Group is also considering a land tax, excluding the land under the family home. This is even more toxic for farmers who already pay hefty property value rates to fund local government. Environmental taxation is going to be an emphasis for the working group. Farmers tend to be supportive of tax being used as a carrot, such as through deductions for environmental expenditure like fencing and riparian planting, but most strongly oppose use of taxes as a stick on key inputs like water, fertiliser and fuel. Most farmers support GST having as few exemptions as

possible and they don’t want the complexity and arbitrary nature of exemptions on types of food, for example. There are plenty of other ways to support low income earners or encourage healthy eating. Submissions close April 30. The Tax Working Group will provide an interim report to ministers by September and a final report by February 2019. Any changes arising from its work will not come into force until the 2021 tax year, after the 2020 election. Regardless of what you think about tax be sure to have your say. Nick Clark is Federated Farmers’ Manager General Policy The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of the Ashburton Guardian Co Ltd or any employee thereof

YOUR VIEW It appears that there was some type of kerfuffle at the Ashburton District Council meeting last Thursday the 5th April where councillor Leen Braam expressed disappointment about how new appointments had been made and the manner in which he was notified of the changes. I write not to comment on who has been appointed to what committee because that is the prerogative of the mayor. I write to keep the record straight. In the course of discussions with the mayor, councillor Braam reportedly was asked if he had any input to a letter to


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s New Zealand too lightly taxed? Does the tax system favour speculation over the productive economy? Is it fair to low-income earners? Should tax be used to drive behaviour change? These and other questions are currently being pondered by a government-appointed Tax Working Group, chaired by former Finance Minister Sir Michael Cullen. The working group is looking at how to improve the structure, fairness and balance of the tax system. Although it acknowledges the system is simple and efficient the current Government isn’t convinced that it’s fair and it’s concerned that asset owners and speculators may not be paying their fair share of tax. Although it’s implicit in the working group’s terms of reference that any proposals should be fiscally neutral, Sir Michael has publicly said he thinks New Zealand is relatively lightly taxed and higher government spending and higher taxes may be desirable or necessary. He has also expressed interest in moving away from a relatively neutral tax system to one that is more overt about seeking to change behaviour.

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PO Box 77 the editor some time ago criticising the actions of the mayor and some councillors over the decision about where our new administration building and library was going to be built. I can assure the mayor and staff that I wrote that letter and councillor Braam was unaware of the letter until after I had sent it to the newspaper. I am sad that the mayor has so little confidence in her position or knowledge of her councillors that she felt the need to ask the question. It could be seen as a slight on councillor Braam’s character and integrity. Readers may recall that in that letter I commented that

the mayor had to realise that she was now chairperson of the board and not chairing the PTA committee of the local primary school. I expressed some reservations about whether she and some councillors would be able to rise to the responsibilities of the positions they had been elected to and a steep learning curve would be needed. It appears that my concerns have been made manifest among us. The way the decisions were made and the way the results were communicated shows an appalling lack of leadership and a complete lack of judgement. Let us hope that things will

only get better from here on. Rodger Letham

Road funding Considering that Mid Canterbury has voted in the National Party and their various representatives to government for ever and a day, it’s a bit rich to hear the current MP accusing the new government of everything from traffic delays over Easter to not building a four-lane highway. Maybe he should look at all the other National MPs before him that never did anything about the Rakaia and Tinwald bridges being inadequate for the present age. Simon Blissett

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Cocaine loyalty cards With its smiling face logo and tempting offer to buy five and get the sixth free, this loyalty card at first appears as innocuous as those offered by any coffee shop or supermarket. But it is being handed out to wealthy cocaine users in Britain to boost sales and loyalty and reveals just how fierce competition between dealers fighting turf wars for ‘market dominance’ has become. Drug campaigners warned that the emergence of such loyalty cards shows how middle-class cocaine users were fuelling violence – including knife and gun crime between gangs – on city streets throughout the country. The card appears to mimic the imagery associated with the dance and rave music cultures of the 1980’s and 1990’s, suggesting they are targeting those in their 30’s, 40’s and even older. And its developers – almost inevitably an organised criminal gang – have adopted well-honed marketing techniques intended to promote brand loyalty and increase use by ‘customers’.

The card scheme offers stamps for bulk purchases giving the sixth and then 12th wrap of cocaine free, said the source who handed it to the Daily Telegraph. A wrap of cocaine generally costs between £50 and £80, depending on the quality, the source said, adding that it is understood a network of couriers deliver the drug. The loyalty card reads: “One freebie for every five stamps you collect!! Love Loyal-T”.

The smiley face design on the front is evocative of the 1980’s acid dance scene. David Lammy, the Labour MP for Tottenham, said: “People who are buying cocaine on a Friday night in the City or are having drugs delivered to a dinner party or a house party in a wealthy suburb have got to look at themselves in the mirror and make the connection between their drug use and what is happening on the streets to serve their recrea-

tional weekend habit. “Having cocaine delivered to your door is as easy as hailing a taxi or ordering a pizza. “There is a lucrative market worth billions and what this means in communities like mine is that teenagers and school kids are essentially foot soldiers for gangsters much higher up the food chain.” Harry Shapiro, of DrugWise, an online drug information service, said: “The level of competition on the street means they have to offer an incentive to get their customers to stay with the one dealer. “But this card also shows how there are two very different ends of the drug dealing spectrum. At the one end, there is an offer of a modicum of support to the buyer. “But at the other end, they are trying to beat the competition, and that competition results in violence on the streets. “I suspect it is also linked to the issue surrounding ‘county lines’ where some dealers have expanded outside big cities because the dangers in cities have become so serious.” - AP

Beckham’s new girlfriend? Brooklyn Beckham has a new girlfriend and it’s not Chloe Grace Moretz. The son of sporting and entertainment royalty, David and Victoria, seemed to confirm he’d split with the actress after he was photographed kissing Playboy model Lexi Wood in a Los Angeles tattoo parlour. Beckham and Wood were pictured looking super chummy, sneaking a quick kiss as Beckham waited to add to his growing collection of ink. Beckham and Moretz, who met in 2014, have not made any official announcement on the state of their relationship.


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An Alabama teen laughed as a judge sentenced him to 65 years in prison for murder and theft after he rejected a plea deal that would have given him 25 years behind bars. Elmore County Circuit Judge Sibley Reynolds offered Lakeith Smith, 18, a final opportunity last week to take a plea deal before the first witnesses were brought to the stand – an offer he rejected, the Daily Mail reported. Yesterday Smith, of Montgomery, was convicted of felony murder, burglary and theft for his part in two 2015 home break-ins in Millbrook. Judge Sibley Reynolds of Alabama’s 19th Judicial Circuit Court handed down

three sentences Smith will serve back to back. He was sentenced to 30 years for murder, 15 years for burglary and 10 years each for two theft convictions. Despite the drastically lengthened sentence of 65 years, Smith grinned and guffawed as the judgement was read. Later he flashed a broad smile as he was led from the courtroom, said C.J. Robinson, chief assistant district attorney. “I don’t think Mr Smith will be smiling long when he gets to prison,” Robinson said. “We are very pleased with this sentence. It will be a long time before he comes up for parole, at least 20 to 25 years,” he added. - AP

Kylie ‘not giving up’ Kylie Minogue is determined to find love again after being left “broken” by the end of her engagement to actor Joshua Sasse. The singer, who turns 50 next month, said it had been “a beautiful moment” when she got engaged after a whirlwind six-month romance but admitted she got swept up in the excitement of it all. Just six months later, the couple had split up. Minogue said it was too complicated to specify what had gone wrong but admitted they had not planned a wedding and she had never considered herself “the marrying kind”. “I’m not giving up on relationships, though, and I’ll probably be foolish again,” she said in an interview.

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Sale nets Moon $95m looking for an opportunity to lead an international life, he said. “My eyes were opened at a young age to being based in New Zealand and living an international life, so actually my goal was to live in New Zealand and find a way that I could move between North America, Europe and Asia,” he said last January. Moon was chief executive of Icebreaker until now-chairman Rob Fyfe took over the reins in June 2014. Greg Smith now heads the company. Icebreaker apparel is sold in 47 countries worldwide and last year made more than $220m in global sales, of which 86 per cent were in offshore markets. The company buys 25 per cent of the merino wool New Zealand grows and produces more than four million garments a year. North Carolina-based VF Corporation, which also owns retail brands Timberland, Vans and The North Face, bought the company in November last year.

Jeremy Moon The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) signed off the deal last week, and the financial details were yesterday made public in its decision. In the decision, the office said

My Food Bag co-founders and co-chief executives Cecilia and James Robinson are stepping down from the business after five years. The couple, who will remain on the board, said the move was part of the company’s succession plan with the business now looking for a chief executive to take it to the next stage, which was likely to include a public listing. “We are excited to continue to help grow the business and contribute to the strategic direction as founder shareholders through our ongoing directorships as part of the My Food Bag Board.” - NZME

it was satisfied the new owners had the “relevant experience and acumen and are of good character”, and that VF Corporation had showed financial commitment to the investment. Moon said the takeover was a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” when the deal was first announced in November. “Our partnership with VF provides us with the largest platform in the world to tell our story, access new markets and reach new consumers at an accelerated pace,” Moon said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our global Icebreaker team and for our New Zealand wool suppliers to introduce a whole new universe of consumers to the benefits of sustainably farmed, ethically sourced, New Zealand merino wool.” Icebreaker signed a 10-year, $100m supply contract with New Zealand merino wool growers a week after the deal was first announced. - NZME

Message from Facebook Get ready to find out if your Facebook data has been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Starting this week, the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds. Facebook says most of the affected users (more than 70 million) are in the US, though there are over a million each in the Philippines, Indonesia and the UK. There were also 300,000 users affected in Australia and 64,000 in New Zealand. - NZME

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Some of the Muffin Break range. and we see it on day one.” Increasing milk and butter prices, minimum wage hikes and higher rents were other challenges facing the sector, he said. “Wages are going up, the cost of goods are going up, rents that the landlords set are typically going up and the consumer doesn’t want those three or four things added to his or her coffee or bacon and egg roll or muffin so that obviously makes the profit model even more challenging,” Hassall said. “We typically don’t drive people into a shopping centre but we do capture them when they’re there so if a shopping centre is going through empty tenancies ... then naturally we do feel that reduction.” Retailers’ move from a regu-

lar sales model to every day low pricing had also had a significant impact on the number of people through its doors, Hassall said. “What it means is we don’t get those really busy Thursdays where everybody goes to Farmers or those really busy periods which The Warehouse used to have.” Tonya Carter, general manager of leasing and retail at Scentre Group, the company that operates Westfield malls, said shoppers wanted a variety of eating options. “We look to provide an offer that isn’t just food and beverage but a space that facilitates social connection,” Carter said. Foodco operates more than 400 Muffin Break and Jamaica Blues cafés throughout New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Asia. - NZME

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Cafe business getting tougher Cafe chain Muffin Break is gearing up to open a string of new stores. The franchise firm, operated by Foodco, will open a store in Auckland Transport’s new Manukau bus exchange today, and another in Christchurch next month. Foodco New Zealand general manager Jon Hassall said planned new store openings reflected growth within its network, despite failures in the retail sector. Hassall said some Muffin Break outlets had been impacted by the closure of recent fashion retailers. “The market is fairly compromised at the moment with unfortunately Kiwi fashion businesses closing, and some international ones as well,” Hassall said. “Malls are in a period of bringing in large-format [retailers] such as H&M and Zara but those take 12 to 24 months to come to fruition. “Our new sites are typically coming into newly created malls, centres and developments. “Right now we’re not opening new Muffin Breaks or Jamaica Blue in existing centres because they are going through a period where they’re losing a lot of fashion and trying to re-engineer their client mix to bring in a lot of leisure.” Hassall said most cafes and food outlets traded better located near and around well-known retailers. “Muffin Break over-trades outside fashion locations,” he said. “We typically place our Muffin Breaks and our Jamaica Blue kiosks in fashion parts of centres so when one or two retailers close, and you’ll know which ones those are, of course, that impacts us ...

Founders step down


Jeremy Moon, the founder of merino clothing firm Icebreaker, has bagged a whopping $95 million from the sale of the company. Prior to the firm being sold to US retail giant VF Corporation for $288 million, Moon held a 33 per cent stake in the company, meaning he would have received approximately $95.04 million from the takeover deal. The 48-year-old started the company in 1995 at the age of 24 with a $200,000 investment from his friends, family and parents of his friends. In his early 20s he stumbled across a merino farm in a series of coincidental events and was so inspired by the experience that he decided to create his own garments. At the time, he didn’t know how to make clothing but said during a profile interview that it wasn’t a problem as he always asked a lot of questions. Moon grew up in Christchurch and originally didn’t set out to start a business but rather was


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Celebrating 200km of pipe By Colin WillisCroft

The official opening of the Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation Scheme pipe on Friday afternoon was a reflection of a mammoth amount of work put in by a large number of people, scheme director chairman Colin Glass told the crowd of about 200 who braved a strong nor’wester to attend. “There’s been an awful lot of work and effort go into the scheme in the last few years,” he said, with quite a number of people involved. The scheme involves 200km of pipe delivering pressurised water to an area of around 30,000ha, Glass said. That’s seen about $110 million spent on scheme infrastructure, with a further $150 million spent on-farm, meaning more than a quarter of a billion dollars has been invested in it so far. Glass said that was a significant investment by farmer shareholders in the future of their local community. It utilised leading edge environmental management, including metering and telemetry, to ensure more efficient water use. He said irrigation was very much an enabler in Mid Canterbury, as not only did it allow for increased production and employment, there were also significant environmental benefits. The ribbon at the pipe opening was cut by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor, who was accompanied by Hinds-based Labour list MP and deputy chairwoman of the primary production select committee Jo Luxton. O’Connor said despite the government’s announcement the day before that it will begin winding down public funding for large

Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor cuts the ribbon to mark the official opening of the Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation Scheme pipe. PHOTO COLIN WILLISCROFT 060418-CW-014

scale irrigation through Crown Irrigation Investments, that did not mean that irrigation had no future here. “It’s not the end of irrigation and its development in New Zealand,” he said, “but it’s time to take a

break and a breath and regain the social licence.” “We’ve got to get better managing environmental issues.” The primary sector needs to strive for value over volume, O’Connor said, which meant large-

scale irrigation schemes needed to be environmentally and economically viable to ensure better outcomes for all New Zealanders. Also at the opening were Selwyn MP and Opposition spokeswoman for finance Amy Adams, Ashbur-

ton District deputy mayor David Brown, representatives from principal contractor Monadelphous Water Infrastructure and the Bank of New Zealand, along with past and present scheme staff and members of the board of directors.

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MARKET REPORT Dairy In the background of the inadequacies of Nait, revealed by the mycoplasma bovis issues, the review begun in early 2016 and due in March 2017 has finally been published. Now the consultation process with the cattle and deer livestock industries begins. The report is wide-ranging in its recommendations and, if accepted, should make a more streamlined system. It does, however, require more accuracy from farmer records and calls for MPI to be given greater powers of enforcement. a2 milk shares have experienced a rollercoaster ride in the past week on the news that Nestlé has joined the market and is selling A2 infant formula into China. Nestlé’s A2 supply is being sourced outside of New Zealand. Margaret Stuart, head of corporate and external relations at Nestlé Oceania Sydney, said that New Zealand was seen as a potential source for A2 milk, but what was needed was not available. The whole A2 trade into China has ramped up with a2, Nestlé (trading under Illuma Atwo), Happy Valley (a new Chinese-owned plant near Otorohanga) and now Westland Milk also eyeing up the opportunities. In China, Mengniu, the China dairy giant, has a domestic UHT range and Australian company Freedom Foods is also exporting into China. Since experiencing the leap in midMarch from $9.28 to $14.10 a month later, a2 shares dropped to $12.40 last week but recovered somewhat sitting at $12.85 on April 4 before falling back to $12.12 at close on April 6. Perhaps this international and internal

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Sheep Saleyard prices for lambs read well at the moment, but it appears the quality of the bottom end of lambs has lifted, making prices look better than what similar quality lambs were achieving some time back. However, with good forward store lambs achieving up to $120 and heavy prime lambs getting up to $180, sellers are still being treated very well. With the period for chilled premiums now past for the season it will be interesting to see how much more, if anything, processors are prepared to pay as supply drives pricing.

Wool Wool prices are relatively stable at the moment with minor fluctuations only. Second shear wool is slightly up, while full fleece and lambs’ wool are back slightly.

Beef The slide that began last week in the beef schedule has continued into this week. Manufacturing grades in particular have dropped. On the positive side, beef weaner steers and heifers are still selling well. Angus steers in particular, no doubt driven by the demand from Five Star Beef, are achieving premiums over other breeds at the same weight. Top price for weaner steers at Coalgate last week was $1300 per head or $3.55/kg. Heifer prices topped at $1060 shared by two pens, one angus and one hereford. These prices were bettered at Temuka with steers fetching $1330 and heifers $1270.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Aonaibh Ri Chéile – Let us unite By Kathleen Stringer


id you survive the invasion? No I’m not talking about the hordes of people driving through Ashburton during the Easter break; I refer to the influx of Cameron clan members, septs and associates who gathered for their AGM in Ashburton over the weekend. As the Clan Cameron motto says, Aonaibh Ri Chéile or Let us unite. It may come as a surprise to some that there is any interest in things Scottish here in Canterbury, the last, if not the furthest bastion of English Anglicanism. However there has always been a significant population of Scottish people in Canterbury. In fact, some of the earliest settlers, including the well-known Deans family, were Scots Presbyterians. These people, in a somewhat arrogant fashion, are termed ‘pre-Adamites’ implying that it was Godley’s Canterbury Association pilgrims who were the first ‘real’ settlers of the province. People of different faiths or nationalities were not included in Godley’s vision of a transplanted England. Gang aft agley When Godley and Edward Wakefield devised their plan for a settlement, Godley petitioned the New Zealand government for a million acres of land, so there would be no neighbouring community that could taint the unique character of their settlement. Godley’s plan of a ‘pure’ settlement however, was flawed from the outset. Although the immigrants were handpicked, many by his right hand man AngloIrishman James Fitzgerald, some Scottish people were thought suitable enough to join the community and were passengers on the first ships. Included in the settlement were also a number of Methodists who, at that time, were still considered Anglican. A number of these Methodists, who felt disenfranchised, moved southwards and settled here in Mid Canterbury. While Scottish people were certainly in the minority in that area managed by the Canterbury Association, the extent of the association’s influence ended at the Ashburton River. That area south of Ashburton (including Tinwald) was a no-man’s land, until 1853. Settlers from all nationalities were,

Above – Originally used to lead fighters into the battle (and to scare the enemy) war pipes have been transformed into a more gentler, if just as stirring, accompaniment for a number of activities. Here the Ashburton County Scottish Society Pipe Band is about to lead the grand parade at New Zealand’s first traction engine rally held near Tinwald on Saturday, October 18, 1958. Left – The Ashburton County Scottish Society played a significant part in fostering things Scottish, for Cameron’s and other Scottish migrants. A ball at the Radiant Hall in 1973 shows debutantes being presented to Chief Don McPherson and wife. Right – Many families still adhere to some traditions of their homelands. Here the older Burgess brothers, George; William; Edward, wear ‘ordinary’ clothes, while younger brother, Gordon is bedecked in highland attire.

therefore, able to purchase land in our area. While many are proud of their connection with Godley’s settlers and can’t imagine Canterbury anywhere else, ‘here’ could well have been in the North Island. A large tract of land near Auckland was offered to Godley by the Government – but thought unsuitable due to ‘native unrest’. Something that appeals to my Otago background is that Canterbury’s green and flat pleasant land was originally offered for the Scot’s Free Church settlement, however they found it unsuitable, with little timber and light soils, so not useful for oat and grain

growing; and so suggested people into stock, meaning English farmers, be offered it. Auld lang syne There is no doubt that people, however adventurous they may be, tend to settle in locations that remind them of home. This is not just sentimentality; it makes great sense. Settling in a region that has similar climates, soils or resources, such as timber or stone, to the one you left, enables you to adapt quickly and so succeed. Understanding the environment and appreciation of the landscape was one reason that Ashburton District’s percentage

Above – Probably the most wellknown Cameron in Ashburton District was Duncan, who owned Springfield estate near Methven. Born in Invernesshire, Duncan was connected to the two main branches of the clan on his paternal and maternal side.

of ‘Scottishness’ increases as the terrain becomes hillier. Those closest to the main divide were more likely to be Scots and especially highland in descendency than on the flat. This, coupled with the clan background of highlanders, like the Camerons, saw whole groups move into the area of Methven, once known as Canterbury Highland Village. It should be noted though, that they didn’t shift here as a direct result of the Highland Clearances, although this was part of the back story of the generations prior. Farmers, both English and Scot, appreciated the knowledge and

determination of highland farmers and often placed advertisements in highland newspapers to entice men and their families to migrate. We are all proud Kiwis, however, especially with the Commonwealth Games occurring at the moment, we should take time, also to recall and celebrate the various nationalities that make up our genetic and cultural background. Such gatherings as the Clan Cameron get together also reminds us of the cultural diversity that continues to make Ashburton District an interesting place to live.

Honouring the Fallen The Ashburton Museum, with the assistance of the Rotary Club of Ashburton, has erected in front of the museum one of the original Ferriman flagpoles, and on the centennial of the death of each Ashburton soldier will fly a replica flag. This week the Ashburton Museum honours: April 12: George William ROLLS April 14: Albert Ernest SMALL


RESULTS ■ Bowls Ashburton MSA Outdoor Bowling Club Results  Skip2itFlooringXtra Friday Triples 6 April. 1st  D. Muir, M. Quinn, R. Petrie. 3 wins 16 ends 28 points 2nd  T. Inwood, J. Argyle, T. Caldwell. 3 wins 15 ends 29 points 3rd  R. Gutberlet, M. Anderson, C. Arnst. 3 wins 14 ends 33 points.

■ Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club April 2 Mixed Grades N/S 1st Colin Clemens & Trish Downward, 2nd Maurice Small & Bruce Leighton, 3rd Jill Wilce & Joyce Johnson E/W 1st Wendy Parr & Kay Robb, 2nd Fiona Williamson & Pauline Scott, 3rd David McCormick & David Sewell April 3 A ladder N/S 1st Val Ferrier & Alan Wright, 2nd Mary Buckland & Trish Downward, 3rd Martin de Jong & John Fechney: E/W 1st Jim Rooney & Bill Kolkman, 2nd Pat Jordan & David Sewell, 3rd Rewa Kyle & Maree Moore April 4 3 rds, diff ptr each rd N/S 1st Trish & Peter Downward, 2nd Pat Jordan & John Fechney, 3rd Kay Robb & Pauline Fergus: E/W 1st Maree Moore & Edna Segers, 2nd Paul Fergus & Rosemary McLaughlin, 3rd Beth McIlraith & John Irwin April 5 Mary Mulligan Trophy N/S 1st Mike Holdaway & John Fechney, 2nd Edna Segers & Bev Macaulay, 3rd Perry Jowers & Melva Stowell: E/W 1st Audrey Rooney & Lois Rose, 2nd Val Palmer & Pat Jordan, 3rd Kay Robb & Pauline Fergus.

■ Golf Mayfield Golf Club April 5 9 Hole Division - Best Nett Winner: Tessa Gallagher 55-20-35   Greg Sim Building & Excavating 2nd Shot No 2: Tessa Gallagher; Mayfield Transport No 5: John Greenslade  April 7, Stableford Round Winner: Harley Davies on countback 38 from Andrew Peck 38. Other good scores Mark Greenslade, Arnold Rushton, James Mcormick, Wayne Vessey all 37

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Ladies Division National District Teams Team: Jenny Senior, Heather Santy, Nola Hydes, Roz Grant 2nd Tuis Trophy: Denise Hood 41, Sally Jones 38, Dorothy Gary 35 Best Scores: Denise Hood 102-32-70, Sally Jones 99-26-73, Dorothy Gary 113-39-74 Aqua Japanese Restaurant Best Nett Of the day: Denise Hood; Mt Hutt Lodge Best Nett of the Month: Ellen Kemp Nearest Pins: #4 Silver Arabica: Pam Watson, #6 Bronze A Cinema Paradise: Jan Lane, #17 Bronze B Methven Foursquare: Sandra Marr, #13 Open Methven Travel: Pam Watson, #14 2nd Shot (Br B) Supervalue: Heather Middleton, #13 Sat Ladies Methven Pharmacy: Gayle O’Duffy Two’s and Nett Eagles: Bev Isherwood, Gayle O’Duffy, Dennise Hood, Pam Watson, Wendy Wareing My forgotten girls from last week. Gail Limbrickx2. Jan Lane April 6 Methven 9 Hole Golf 1st Mary Fahey, Adrienne Goodwinn 64-2737, Satoshi  63-26-37, Hiromi Ikehata  45-738. PGG Wrightson – Best Player: Satoshi, Adrienne Goodwin. Methven Travel 2nd Shot. 2nd Shot No. 6 Satoshi April 7 Men’s Division First round of the club champs qualifying Senior: Ben Rutter 83-11-72 by lot. Intermediate: Simon Wareing 81-15-66. Junior A: Sam Fitzgibbon 91-18-73 by lot. Junior B: Gary Kermode 98-25-73. Other Good Scores: 70 Frank Sandys, Rod Carson. 71 Phil Johnson, Athol McAlpine. 72 Graham Gunn. 73 Alister Maxwell, Jim Lattimore, Greig Overall, Jeremy Johnson. Two’s : Dayle Lucas, Athol McAlpine, Alister Maxwell x2, Piers Rolton, Ben Rutter. Dubliner Best Nett: Simon Wareing. Methven Foursquare Second Best Nett: Rod Carson 70 by lot. Methven Travel Best Gross: Alister Maxwell 80. Closest to the Pin-Aqua Japanese Restaurant No 4: Jim Lattimore. Hunters Wine No 6: Rod Carson. Ski Time No 13: Piers Rolton. Green Parrot No 17: Ben Rutter. Cinema Paradiso 2nd shot No 14: Jeremy Johnson. Next Week: April 14: 1st Round Duff Trophy.

Rakaia Golf Club April 4 Ladies Division LGU – Championship Qualifying – Bryant Cup – 1st Putting Round – Longest Drive: Marion Wederell 96 – 24 – 72, Teresa Booker- 30 Putts, Marion Wederell – 30 Putts 9 Hole Stroke and Putting – Sue Bunt 2nd Round – Longest Drive: Judy Moore – 51 – 16 – 35, Judy Moore - 15 Putts Railway Hotel 2nd Shot No 3 – Jo Johnson, Rakaia Seed Cleaning 2nd Shot No 6 -Judy Moore, Val Bell Nearest the Pin No 8 – Fiona

DRAWS ■ Golf Tinwald Golf Club April 7 Saturday round of the 3500 Sundays draw will be at the clubhouse. Players are asked to report at least 15 minutes prior to their start time. No 1 Tee 8.00, R Ford, C Whiting, P Summerfield, P Keir 8.07, S Ross, G Hubbard, C Hastie, A Gray 8.14, T Kittikote, A ChaiKeaw, M Kamate, C Middleton 8.21, M Young, S Stratford, M Fine, J Shanks 8.28, S Cowie, A J Kerr, J Naish, L McLeod No 7 Tee 8.00, M Banks, R Hewson, M Thomas, A Marshall 8.07, T Reynolds, P Hefford, B Walsh, S Wilson 8.14, J Mactier, C Bell, F Weir, C Anderson 8.21, J Schofield, W Scott, P Hunt, G Jansen 8.28, L Bell, C Ross, S Gutsell, V Prendergast No 13 Tee 8.00, G Rennie, A Anderson, R Jamieson, P Nolan

Kwagga Smith tries Elton Jantjies 6 cons) bt STORMERS 31 (1 penalty try) (Paul de Wet, Wilco Louw, Damian Willemse tries SP Marais 2, Willemse cons Marais pen) at Emirates Airlines Park. Referee: Egon Seconds. Crowd: 22,318.

Brendon Hartley was overshadowed by his Formula One team-mate as he notched a frustrating 17th-placed finish at Bahrain Grand Prix yesterday. Kiwi Hartley matched his best finish in six drives for Toro Rosso as the car’s new setup bore fruit at the desert circuit in Sakhir. The race was a triumph for team-mate Pierre Gasly, who crossed the line fourth, ending a period of struggle for the manufacturer. Hartley matched the finish he achieved on debut in the US last year and appeared far more competitive than at last month’s Australian Grand Prix. Rushton, Chertsey Spraying 2nd Shot No 15 – Bev Sutherland, S. Quinn 2nd Shot No 17 – Marion Wederell, Jeanette Watts Trophy – Marion Wederell Longest Drives: Silver – Jo Johnson, Bronze A – Sue Martin, Bronze B – Alison Doig 9 Hole Judy Moore

■ Motor racing Bahrain Grand Prix results Results from the Bahrain Grand Prix yesterday (57 laps): 1. Sebastian Vettel (FER) 1hr 32m 1.940sec 2. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/MER) +0.699 3. Lewis Hamilton (ENG/MER) 6.512 4. Pierre Gasly (FRA/STR) 1min 2.234 5. Kevin Magnussen (HAA) 1min 15.04 6. Nico Hulkenberg (REN) 1min 39.02 7. Fernando Alonso (ESP/MCL) 1 lap 8. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL/MCL) 1 lap 9. Marcus Ericsson (SWE/SAU) 1 lap 10. Esteban Ocon (FRA/FOR) 1 lap 11. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP/REN) 1 lap 12. Charles Leclerc (MON/SAU) 1 lap 13. Romain Grosjean (HAA) 1 lap 14. Lance Stroll (CAN/WIL) 1 lap 15. Sergey Sirotkin (RUS/WIL) 1 lap 16. Sergio Perez (MEX/FOR) 1 lap 17. Brendon Hartley (NZL/STR) 1 lap Not classified: Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/FER) 22 laps Max Verstappen (NED/RBR) 54 laps Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/RBR) 56 laps

8.07, D Cockburn, T Johnson, B Rouse, S Lambert 8.14, R Feutz, P Feutz, C Hart, J Moore 8.21, R Preece, P Preece, J Harris, B Harris, 8.28, C Gallagher, T Blacklow, D Small, J Small, 8.35, S Newman, J Peacock, T Booker, J Johnson, No 1 Tee 12.00, P Marshall, A Pierce, K Reid, W Blair 12.07, C Miller, T Emery, L Spence, J Woodham 12.14, J Bird, M Tait, K Venmore, S McCloy 12.21, C Davies, P Lane, D Allan, M Beach 12.28, B Collins, E Collins, L Jackson, B MacGregor 12.35, T Sheppard, G Lee, P Bradford, A Hopwood 12.42, P Boon, M Williams, R Wards, N Rayner 12.49, S Kircher, P Greer, C Meyrick, S Webster 12.56, N Heney, S Anderson, P Hooper, N Mills No 7 Tee 12.00, B Flannery, C Brown, J Webb, N Webb 12.07, J Beardsley, M Whiting, T Knight, S Esler 12.14, J Harrex, R Schmack, S Lane, D Bell 12.21, T Newton, M Watson, S Watson, P Howe 12.28, B Chinn, W Bruce, D Lowe, J VanderHeide 12.35, T Clarke, C Linney, M Moore, S Mee 12.42, K McAuliffe, L McClea, M Bennett, T Cates 12.49, B Kirdy, C Kinita, M Kennedy, B Cochrane 12.56, A Millar, G McCormick, A Barrie, R Simms 1.03, D Green, C Whiting, M Sandrey, A Hill No 13 Tee

■ Rugby Super Rugby Rd 8 HURRICANES 38 (Ngani Laumape 2, Vince Aso, Jordie Barrett tries Ihaia West 3 cons 4 pens) bt SHARKS 37 (Lukhanyo Am 2, Tyler Paul, Louis Schreuder tries Robert du Preez 4 cons 3 pens) at McLean Park. Referee: Nic Berry. NSW WARATAHS 50 (Jake Gordon 2, Bryce Hegarty, Michael Hooper, Will Miller, Taqele Naiyaravoro, Curtis Rona tries Bernard Foley 6 cons pen) bt SUNWOLVES 29 (Kazuki Himeno, Michael Little, Semisi Masirewa, Sam Wykes tries Yu Tamura 2, Hayden Parker cons Tamura pen) at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium. Referee: Angus Gardner. CHIEFS 21 (1 penalty try) (Sean Wainui try Damian McKenzie 3 pens) bt BLUES 19 (James Parsons try Stephen Perofeta con 4 pens) at FMG Stadium Waikato. Referee: Paul Williams. BRUMBIES 45 (Isireli Naisarani 2, Rory Arnold, Sam Carter, Folau Fainga’a, Chance Peni, David Pocock tries Christian Leali’ifano 4, Wharenui Hawera cons) beat QUEENSLAND REDS 21 (Chris FeauaiSautia, Taniela Tupou tries Jono Lance con Lance 2, James Tuttle pens) at GIO Stadium. Referee: Ben O’Keeffe. Crowd: 7,598. LIONS 52 (Michael Tambwe 4, Ruan Combrinck, Lionel Mapoe, Franco Mostert,

12.00, G Kenton, R Stills, J Hewitt, R O’Neill 12.07, K Gray, W Mellish, E Davis, A Fletcher 12.14, J Smitheram, K Whiting, D Enwright, W Wiznetski 12.21, D Gill, S King, B Smith, W Smith 12.28, D King, C Geddes, C Robertson, P Houston 12.35, L McCormick, A Veint, V Hylands, J Hylands 12.42, J MacFarlane, J Meyrick, B Kirdy, R Kirdy 12.49, M Argyle, E Pearce, D Rush, B Day 12.56, B Holmes, R Bruce, N Connelly, B Hobson

■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby Colts (Section A) 14/4/2018 1:00pm Rakaia Rugby Club: Rakaia/Methven Colts v Lincoln Rugby Club: Colts Methven Domain: Methven 2 Matthew Gallagher [Referee] 14/4/2018 1:00pm Ashburton Celtic RFC: Celtic Colts v Ashley: Colts Ashburton Celtic RFC: Celtic 2 Simon Bennett [Referee] 14/4/2018 1:00pm Oxford RFC: Oxford Colts v Prebbleton: COLTS Oxford: Oxford Oval 1:00pm Springston Rugby Football Club: Springston Colts v Darfield: Darfield Colts Springston Domain: Field 2 Caleb Banks [Referee] 14/4/2018 Waihora: Colts v BYE Unallocated Division 1 (Section B) 14/4/2018 2:45pm Methven: Wareings v Southern: Senior Methven Domain: Methven 1 Christopher O’Malley [Referee], Matthew Gallagher

NZ Conference Hurricanes Chiefs Crusaders Highlanders

PWD 6 5 0 6 5 0 6 4 0 5 3 0

Standings Lions Hurricanes Rebels Chiefs NSW Waratahs Crusaders Highlanders Brumbies Sharks Queensland Reds Stormers Bulls Jaguares Blues Sunwolves

P W D L PF PA PD BP Pts 8 5 0 3 292 251 41 5 25 6 5 0 1 199 117 82 3 23 6 4 0 2 207 161 46 4 20 6 5 0 1 200 145 55 1 21 6 4 1 1 211 162 49 1 19 6 4 0 2 173 127 46 3 19 5 3 0 2 133 122 11 2 14 6 3 0 3 138 138 0 2 14 7 2 1 4 224 220 4 4 14 6 3 0 3 115 146 -31 1 13 8 3 0 5 214 256 -42 1 13 6 2 0 4 145 185 -40 1 9 6 2 0 4 150 190 -40 0 8 6 1 0 5 172 224 -52 3 7 6 0 0 6 141 270 -129 2 2

L PF PA PD BP Pts 1 199 117 82 3 23 1 200 145 55 1 21 2 173 127 46 3 19 2 133 122 11 2 14

■ Petanque Ashburton MSA Petanque Club April 8 Ashburton Triples played at Ashburton   Championship winners: Paul Tamagushiku,  Sutima Paijit,  Jared Handford  (Christchurch); Runners up: Richard Browne (Ashburton) Brian Westerbeek and Bert Orre (Christchurch); Third =  Marion Harrison and Jan Guilford (Ashburton) Goulwyn Robinet (Christchurch) Karen Stephen (Ashburton) Chris Taylor and Keith Dixon (Christchurch); Plate winners: Alain and Daniel Carpentier and Nicolas Xavier (Christchurch); Runners up: Mavis Thompson (Timaru) Ellen Pithie and Jonathan Crum (Ashburton); Third =  Bruno Falco,  Michelle Saban,  James Nicholson (Christchurch) Pat O’Shea,  Les Clearwater,  Jean Marie  Alleaume (Christchurch)

■ Shooting Ashburton District Rifle Club April 8 Club day, 500 yards. TR, John Fleming 48.1, 47.4, 95.5, Brian Hawksby 44.1, 47.0, 91.1, Daniel Alexander 44.0, 43.2, 87.2. FTR, Mark Alexander 58.3, 56.3, 114.6, Murray Cook 57.3, 57.2, 114.5, Brian Graystone 53.3, 55.0, 108.3. FO, George Cuthbert 57.1, 56.3, 113.4.

[AR1], Nathan Forbes [AR2] 14/4/2018 2:45pm Kaiapoi: Kaiapoi Div 1 v Hornby: Division 1 Kaiapoi: Kaiapoi Oval 14/4/2018 2:45pm Springston Rugby Football Club: Division 1 v Darfield: Division 1 Springston Domain: Field 1 Kevin Opele [Referee], Marcelo Wibmer [AR1], Caleb Banks [AR2] 14/4/2018 2:45pm Oxford RFC: Division 1 v Prebbleton: DIV I Oxford: Oxford Oval 2:45pm Hurunui: Hurunui DIV1 v Rolleston: Division 1 Culverden: Culverden 1 14/4/2018 Rakaia Rugby Club: Railway Tavern Rakaia BYE Division 1 (Section A) 14/4/2018 2:45pm West Melton Rugby Football Club: West Melton Seniors v Saracens: Div 1 West Melton Domain: Field 1 Marty Gameson [Referee], Bruce Ward [AR1], Nicholas Moyes [AR2] 2:45pm Waihora: Div 1 v Hampstead: Devon Tavern Seniors Rhodes Park Tai Tapu: Field 1 Robert Goodman [Referee], Jamie Rogers [AR1], Barry Moir [AR2] 2:45pm Glenmark Cheviot: Div 1 v Southbridge: Div 1 Omihi: Omihi 1 2:45pm Ashburton Celtic RFC: Div 1 v Ashley: Div 1 Ashburton Celtic RFC: Celtic1 Andrew Brosnahan [Referee], Simon Bennett [AR1], Mike Southby [AR2] 2:45pm Lincoln Rugby Club: Div 1 v BDI Seniors: BDI Div 1 Lincoln Domain: Field 1 Karl Hancox [Referee], Daryl Sullivan [AR1], Kelvin Hore [AR2] 14/4/2018 Ohoka: Div 1 BYE

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In brief Tedesco eyes old mates Having grown up a Sydney Roosters fan, James Tedesco has been looking forward to Thursday’s derby with South Sydney his whole life. After his defection from the Wests Tigers, Tedesco is beginning to hit his straps at the Tri-colours and is primed to make a big statement against the Roosters’ traditional rivals at Allianz Stadium. The clash between the two foundation clubs was one he always revelled in and he said he was excited to be able to take part in the clash for the first time. - AAP

Jackson rolls dice Canterbury skipper Josh Jackson risks being rubbed out for two weeks after electing to contest a dangerous contact charge at the NRL judiciary. Jackson has pleaded not guilty after being cited for a high shot on Canberra playmaker Aidan Sezer in last week’s 26-10 loss to the Raiders. The NSW backrower could have accepted a oneweek ban with an early guilty plea but is rolling the dice and could miss the next fortnight. - AAP

Hard road for Eels

Patrick Reed in full celebration mode after winning the Masters golf tournament yesterday.



Reed repels all challengers By Evin PriEst Patrick Reed has donned the coveted Masters green jacket after holding on to a gutsy victory at Augusta National yesterday. The 27-year-old from Texas started the final round with a three-shot lead, but a one-underpar 71 was enough to earn a 15 under total and a one-shot win over world No.8 Rickie Fowler (67). “It was always going to be tough; trying to close off (any) golf tournament is hard,” Reed said in the Butler Cabin. “To close off a major ... it’s almost impossible to put into words. “Just to make the putt on the last, to know I’ve won my first major, meant so much to me.”

Reed is the fourth straight firsttime major winner at Augusta, following Jordan Spieth, Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia. Earning his first win on golf’s major championship stage, Reed also held off a stern challenge from Spieth – the 2015 Masters champion carding a 64 to finish solo third at 13 under. Spanish world No.3 Jon Rahm (69) finished outright fourth at 11 under. The final day was billed as a match-up between Ryder Cup rivals and final group playing partners Reed and Rory McIlroy. But four-time major winner McIlroy, who needed a Masters victory to complete the prestigious career grand slam, missed a short putt for eagle at the par5 second and never got out of

first gear during a disappointing round of 74. The true challenge came from Reed’s Ryder Cup team-mate Spieth, who racked up nine birdies in 16 holes before a bogey at the 18th cruelled any hope of a second Masters title. “I knew every shot coming down the stretch was important, so I’m obviously pretty gutted at the finish,” Spieth said. “But it was a phenomenal day; I think I’ve proven to myself and to others that you never give up.” Meanwhile, Cameron Smith finished as the leading Australian and guaranteed a start at next year’s Masters courtesy of finishing inside the top 12. Smith carded a 66 to finish at nine under and tied for fifth, his second top-five at the majors fol-

lowing a share of fourth at the 2015 US Open. Next best was Victorian native Marc Leishman, whose 70 left him solo ninth at eight under, while countryman Jason Day carded a 71 to earn a share of 20th at two under. Also at one-over was 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, whose 69 closed a disappointing Masters effort after fever pitch levels of hype coming into his first competitive trip to Augusta in three years. Paul Casey (five under) threatened the Augusta course record on his way to a 65, but bogeys at the final two holes cost Casey a share of the record 63 held by Nick Price (third round, 1986) and Greg Norman (first round, 1996). - AAP

Parramatta’s attack asked plenty of questions of opposition defences in 2017, but this season they are asking more questions of themselves as they look to overturn 19 years of NRL history. The Eels sunk to their fifth straight loss to the start the season in Sunday’s defeat to Penrith, meaning they are now aiming to become the first team since Brisbane in 1999 to fight back from a 0-5 start to make the finals. - AAP

In foreign territory Melbourne’s 92-round love-in with the NRL’s top eight is over, after they were bumped out of the top half of the ladder for the first time since June 2014. The Gold Coast’s 32-20 defeat of Manly on Sunday made for the most unlikely of ladders, with five of last year’s bottom eight now sitting in finalsplaying positions. - AAP

Corvo shaping Warriors Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston believes the Warriors are finally playing to their potential and credits trainer Alex Corvo for getting the best out of hooker Issac Luke. Thurston became the latest big name Australian player to sing the praises of Corvo, following his side’s 22-12 NRL defeat to the Warriors at a soldout Mt Smart on Saturday. - AAP


Five teams fighting for four playoff spots With two games remaining in their NBA regular season, Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder are in a battle for their post-season lives. The side beat the league-leading Houston Rockets 108-102 to move within one game of clinching a spot in the playoffs. But with the Utah Jazz clinching their spot in the post-season yesterday, the Thunder were locked in a five-team battle for the four

remaining spots in the Western Conference. The pressure had been put on the Thunder to perform ahead of the game, with the Denver Nuggets winning earlier in the day to draw level with the Oklahoma City side in the win column. Denver hold the tiebreaker over OKC, so a loss to Houston would have seen them fall equal with the Nuggets in both columns and dropping out of the top eight in

the Western Conference. The weird part about this NBA night isn’t just that San Antonio, New Orleans and OKC all won. It’s that those three wins came against the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 teams in the conference. Great night for the NBA. With the way the season has tracked for the Thunder, fans would have expected Paul George, Russell Westbrook or even Adams to step up to lead

the team against the Rockets. Instead, it was Carmelo Anthony, who produced at the level Thunder fans had been hoping for all season, to get the ball rolling. The former All-Star forward scored 14 of the Thunder’s 36 first-quarter points – doing damage from inside and outside the three-point arc as the side took a six point lead after the opening 12 minutes.

With Anthony on form, spaces opened up for George (24 points), Westbrook (24 and 10 assists) and Adams (12 and 8 rebounds) to get their shots away, with Jerami Grant (12 and 5 rebounds) also having a nice impact off the bench. While the Thunder could have afforded to lose the match, but that would have given them no room for error in their final two games of the regular season. - AP


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In brief NZ referees popular New Zealand rugby referees are very popular on the international stage and will be clocking up the air miles. For the first time New Zealand will have six test referees officiate matches in the June internationals, as well as assistant referee and TMO appointments. Glen Jackson, Ben O’Keeffe, Mike Fraser, Brendon Pickerill, Paul Williams and Nick Briant will all control one test match each and perform assistant referee duties in other fixtures. - NZME

McKenzie in doubt The Chiefs could be without electric playmaker Damian McKenzie for their high-stakes Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes in Wellington. McKenzie was forced off half an hour into his team’s 2119 win over the Blues in Hamilton on Saturday, favouring an injured hip. Coach Colin Cooper says he won’t take a chance with his gamebreaker, with a showdown between two brilliant first five-eighths looking an unlikely proposition on Friday. - NZME

Folau takes high ground

Mt Somers winger Pete Shearer looks for his support during the opening round of Senior B Rugby on Saturday. PHOTO MICHAELA GEORGE 070418-MG-008


Perfect start for Southern Defending Senior B rugby champions, Southern made the perfect start to their title defence on Saturday. Playing out at Mayfield, Southern looked comfortable with a 24-point lead at the halfway point in their match with Allenton, but let the foot slip off the pedal slightly in the second stanza, conceding 17 points while only adding eight to win the match 37-22. It’s the perfect start for the defending champions who were

almost untouchable last season and sent out an early warning that they are back and mean just as much business as they did 12 months ago. Up in Methven, the locals were met with the full-force of their closest neighbours, Mt Somers – who notched up a tidy victory to open their account. Despite some sloppy play from both sides the Mount lads looked to always have the ascendency in the match through some powerful running from their backs and

eventually proved too strong, winning 22-10. Methven however, shouldn’t be disheartened. They showed that this season when things click they will be a much stronger force than they have been in recent years with some strong acquisitions in amongst their largely seasoned squad. Collegiate kicked the competition off on the right foot too with an impressive seven-try win over Celtic at home – including a

22-point haul to Alex Roa. At Hampstead, the locals were on the back-foot from the outset with only around a dozen players before a few of their rivals, Rakaia, changed from the dark blue into blue and gold for the day. It didn’t help the result though with the Rakaia unit, who have clearly got things a lot more sorted than they had at this point of the season 12 months ago, running away impressive winners, 50-26.

Israel Folau appears to be positioning himself as persecuted in the debate around the views he expressed on gay people, before a meeting with rugby union bosses. The Wallabies superstar has tweeted a Bible verse seemingly alluding to being persecuted for his Christian views. Folau caused an uproar when he said last week gay people were destined for hell “unless they repent and turn to God”. Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle and Waratahs chief Andrew Hore are set to meet Folau today. - AAP

Another title for Fiji Fiji has won a fourth successive Hong Kong title after pouncing on Kenya’s ill-discipline and errors to win the final 24-12. South Africa finished third after beating New Zealand 29-7 but their lead in the world series standings was cut to three over Fiji. All four Hong Kong semi-finalists will feature on the Gold Coast, with Olympic champions Fiji favoured to win their first Commonwealth Games gold medal. - AAP

Crusaders happy to be flying underneath the radar By Patrick Mckendry This Friday’s New Zealand conference blockbuster between the Hurricanes and Chiefs in Wellington, easily Super Rugby’s match of the round, will further take the spotlight off a Crusaders team who are quietly going about their business and pretty happy with their lot. Scott Robertson’s defending champions lead the New Zealand conference and are second overall, but they will be overtaken by either the Hurricanes or the Chiefs (or both should the Chiefs win and the home side get a losing bonus point) due to their bye this weekend. The Crusaders’ two losses have come at the hands of the Highlanders and Hurricanes (both away), and so they would have been quite happy to head offshore to play the Lions and Jaguares in Johannesburg

and Buenos Aires, respectively, and they are delighted with the result; two wins, and nine points from a possible 10. Their 40-14 win over the Jaguares at the Estadio Jose Amalfitani was tougher than it looked. The Crusaders had to make 120 tackles against a fired-up home side with a game plan far less elaborate than the Crusaders’ players’ facial hair; a turbo-charged crash and bash on a sticky pitch in muggy conditions. That the Crusaders stuck at it and pulled away to win handsomely with a bonus point, despite their recently busy casualty ward and travel from Johannesburg, was a credit to their determination and two inform strike weapons George Bridge and Manasa Mataele. Bridge scored his eighth try of the season when dotting down for the second time

(Hurricane Ben Lam has also scored eight) and the lightning quick Mataele, a 21-yearold Fijian, also scored a double. Robertson’s men are well-placed to finish the second half of the competition strongly and will be quite happy to let others dominate the headlines; the Hurricanes in particular appear to be the Crusaders’ biggest impediment to another title, but have to play the Chiefs twice and Crusaders and Highlanders away. All Blacks Owen Franks (Achilles) and Israel Dagg (knee) have club rugby outings behind them as they prepare to return, and both are possibilities to appear after the bye when the Crusaders host the Sunwolves. Unfortunately for Franks’ front row teammate Joe Moody, a finger injury suffered while playing for his Lincoln club at the weekend means he faces another six weeks out, and he is in a race to get fit for the All

Blacks’ first test against France in Auckland on June 9. First-five Richie Mo’unga is due back from a broken jaw at the end of the month. While Mitch Hunt has performed well in Mo’unga’s absence, the return of the 23-year-old No.10, who is firmly on the All Blacks’ radar, will be a welcome one. The first assignment for the weary players and management team on their return to Christchurch will be a deserved rest before they start the middle phase of their title defence. Assistant coach Brad Mooar said the team’s trip had brought his players closer but a mini-break was coming at just the right time. “A bye at the end of a tour is superb if you tour properly and we’ve done that and now everyone gets to deserve a few days off,” Mooar said. - NZME

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Edwards has to dig deep By Angelo Risso

Laurel Hubbard in obvious agony on the platform at the Commonwealth Games weighlifting venue yesterday.

Heartbreak for Hubbard By AndRew AldeRson One of the best sounds heard at these Commonwealth Games was the applause accompanying weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s arrival onto the 90kg+ platform at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre. In what was a triumph for human rights and open opportunity, the 40-year-old transgender Kiwi athlete strolled out to the

strains of Katy Perry’s Firework. Shortly afterwards came some of the worst news. Hubbard exited the competition with what looked like a hyperflexion of her left elbow on her final snatch attempt at a Commonwealth record 132kg and could not advance to the clean and jerk. Initially a tactical duel had built between Hubbard and 17-yearold Samoan rival Feagaiga Stow-

ers as they upped the ante on their weights. Eventually Hubbard chose 120kg for her first attempt, and cleared it with what looked relative ease. A wave to the crowd, a delighted smile and a stroll off stage encapsulated a genial Games welcome. Stowers threw 113kg in the air, but failed to match Hubbard’s 120kg with her third attempt.

The New Zealander added 7kg to her bar, failed, and then made the flawed attempt which saw her ruled out of contention. The 90kg class saw Hubbard’s compatriot Tracey Lambrechs placed fourth in the competition after lifting 93kg. She was behind Australian Kaity Fassina (104kg), Fijian Eileen Cikamatana (103kg) and Cameroon’s Noumbissi Meukeugni (101kg). - NZME

Down and all but out, New Zealand lawn bowler Jo Edwards summoned every trick she could recall from mindfulness sessions with a Kiwi sports psychology guru – and duly emerged from her Commonwealth Games singles final with gold. Edwards was on the brink of defeat in her singles decider against Wales’ Laura Daniels on Sunday, but rallied from 10-15 down to triumph 21-17. A drive on the 19th end – while fighting a four-point deficit – proved the turning point. Picking up three points to sit 17-16 behind, Edwards then stormed to five straight points and wrapped up the gold medal on the 23rd end. Staring a silver medal in the face, the 48-year-old Edwards thought back to the lessons of New Zealand psychologist and mental skills trainer John Quinn. Those tips made all the difference, she said. “He talks a lot about mindfulness and being in the moment and not getting too far ahead of yourself, and that’s just huge for our sport,” Edwards told NZ Newswire. “It’s all about the process, just doing things you can control. “It was just a lot of patience, a bit of stubbornness, a lot of calmness.” Yet there’s no rest for the lawnbowling wicked. Edwards – now a back-to-back Games gold-medallist – was back on the greens yesterday for her women’s pairs competition alongside Val Smith. There was every chance she’d finish up on the Gold Coast with more golds. “We’ve both prepared really well but bowls is a funny sport. “If we both play well, who knows how far we can go.” - AAP

Women’s sprinters offer gauge of Kiwi cyclists’ progress By AndRew AldeRson Time tends to be everything in sport, and the efforts of the New Zealand cycling team to peak for two pinnacle events in the space of five weeks is proof. The Kiwis struggled at the world championships in the Netherlands with Rushlee Buchanan’s omnium bronze medal the solitary return. Fast forward to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, albeit with weaker fields, and they will go home with a sack of medals. More importantly their performances have been peppered with personal bests, the truest measure of progress. The medal count was nine before the final day of competition. The highlight of the programme has been the rise of the women’s sprinters. Natasha Hansen and Emma

Cumming secured three medals between them across the individual and team disciplines, and the 500m time trial. Add Rushlee Buchanan, Racquel Sheath, Kirstie James and Bryony Botha’s silver in the team pursuit, the development of Campbell Stewart with silver in the scratch race, Dylan Kennett’s bronze in the individual pursuit and the pedigree of sprinters Sam Webster, Eddie Dawkins and Ethan Mitchell collecting two gold and a bronze between them. However, the women’s sprint results resonated due to their unexpected nature. 1. Hansen and Cumming became the first New Zealand women to earn a medal in the team sprint. 2. Cumming’s 500m time trial bronze was the first by a New Zealand woman in that discipline. 3. Hansen became the third

Natasha Hansen New Zealand woman after Sue Willis in 1990 and Donna Wynd in 1994 to get a medal in the individual sprint. 4. Personal bests matched those silver and bronze medals. “We definitely earned the med-

al on the back of those personal bests,” Hansen said. “Six weeks ago my coach said they might pull the pin on my world championships and Commonwealth Games campaign because I needed more time for my back to settle down. “I haven’t fired properly since Rio. There has been setback after setback and constant injuries, but the last two months I’ve had the most amazing support staff help get my body back to where it needs to be. It’s rewarding that their hard work has paid off. “And to have those three boys [the men’s sprint team] training, pushing and working with us, and being the best team-mates they can be, is why we’re here. Webster’s defence of his team and individual sprint titles saw him equal shooter Stephen Petterson with the most Commonwealth gold medals by a New

Zealand man (four). Thrower Val Young has the most overall (five). He said the team sprint’s transition to avenge their sixth at February’s world championships justified the commitment to a plan. “We always plan to be on another level at the world championships, but it was quite harsh because we had never raced a pinnacle event a month before another pinnacle event. “There are no two ways about it, we got absolute served [in the Netherlands]. “We sat down and had a talk that we had faith in our programme and it would lead to where we are today. Webster said it was special to see the results roll in. “Especially with Natasha and Emma. This shows the consistency of a centralised programme, and reiterated what that performance environment does for us.” - NZME


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Mare in top order

‘Large offers’ considered A decision on the future plans and ownership of all-conquering champion pacer Lazarus is expected by the end of the coming week. The dual New Zealand Cup winner, who has earned his connections over $3.8 million in a storied career, is the subject of significant buyer interest. Two large offers have been tabled for the son of Bettor’s Delight, both believed to have been from New Zealand stud farms. His connections – owners Phil and Glenys Kennard, Trevor Casey and Kevin Riseley, as well as trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen – met on Saturday to discuss the offers and potential future plans of their superstar. “There are continuing negotiations, but no decision has been made as to his future,” said Casey. “There are a few offers on the table but I stress no decision has been made.” It could well be the ownership group opt to race Lazarus on for another season. He needs roughly $1 million to eclipse Blacks A Fake as the richest Australasian horse of all time, a remarkable achievement considering he is only rising six. The horse himself has been spelling in the North Island for a month and is soon to undertake a pre-training regime. “Laz has had a month off and a full vet check, which was all good,” said Casey. “He is due to resume soon with some water walking and swimming, which he did last season.” As well as a second New Zealand Cup, Lazarus also won the $1.1 Million Inter Dominion Final in Perth and the $500,000 Hunter Cup in Victoria. - HRNZ

Miss Wilson significantly boosted her value at Te Aroha and she isn’t finished yet. The half-sister by Stratum to the former NZ Horse of the Year Jimmy Choux will remain in work after producing a careerhigh performance to win Saturday’s New Zealand Breeders’ Stakes. “She won’t be rushed off to retirement, she’s only coming good now and she’ll race on,” trainer John Bary said. - NZME

Derby plans for 3YO Australia beckons for the emerging three-year-old staying star Sherrif. The impressive son of High Chaparral has won two of his three starts and a commanding last-start performance to trump his rivals in the Manawatu Classic has him in line for a trip across the Tasman. Sherrif will make his next appearance at Pukekohe on April 21 and then connections will confirm which Aussie classic he will target. - NZME

Aiming for Easter The Gr.2 Easter Handicap is the goal for the talented All Roads. He was unplaced when resuming his New Zealand career at Te Aroha on Saturday, but the outing will significantly improve him. All Roads won six races, including the Japan/NZ Trophy, before a stint with Chris Waller in Sydney. - NZME

Lazarus has been the subject of a couple of seriously good offers this week.

M7 Manawatu harness Today at Manawatu Raceway

Manawatu Harness Racing Club Inc Venue: Manawatu 1 97989 Milliondollarmonkey (1) fr .................J Curtin Raceway Meeting Date: 10 Apr 2018 NZ Meeting num- 2 64308 Dolly Jones (2) fr ber: 7 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 3 00423 Beg For Chevron (1) 30 .................S Phelan 4 7x900 Bet’s Commando (2) 30 ............... D Butcher 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 1.31 MANAWATU ITM MOBILE PACE $8000, non- 5 50895 Rarangi Opal (3) 30 6 30994 Rocknpop (4) 30 ..................S Tomlinson (J) winners 2yo+ mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 7 66474 Burt Munro (5) 30...........................S Branch 1 9070x Dynamo (1) fr ................................B Orange 8 45309 Above The Rest (6) 30 2 9 It’s Me (2) fr .................................. D Butcher 9 23332 Mekong Princess (U1) 30 .............B Orange 3 52 Speciale Uno (3) fr ......................A Poutama 4 36323 Toppatherock (4) fr ....................S Abernethy 4 2.54 MEMBERS MOBILE PACE $8000, up to & including r55 mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 5 42257 Getarattleon (5) fr 1 47704 Rangi Rangdu (1) fr .......................S Phelan 6 68607 Santanna Legend (6) fr ....................A Pyers 2 08097 Jetenara (2) fr .............................. D Butcher 7 The Kapiti Express (7) fr 2 2.04 ROYDEN WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY MOBILE 3 0x006 Turbulent Flow (3) fr ................ B Butcher (J) 4 56777 Joey Maguire (4) fr PACE $8000, non-winners 3yo+ mob. pace, 2500m 5 87762 Whale Rider (5) fr 1 45736 Go Paddy (1) fr.................................A Pyers 6 84541 Arcano (6) fr ...............................P Ferguson 2 85542 Motu Belle Du Jour (2) fr 7 90335 Idealagain (7) fr 3 45025 Arya Famous (3) fr 8 x8864 Franco Empire (21) fr 4 80x96 Velocette (4) fr 9 63242 Waingaro Mara (22) fr ............... J Abernethy 5 3 Uncle Drew (5) fr 6 86782 Proud Bromac (6) fr ......................B Orange 10 85x31 Fear Rockn (23) fr 5 3.26 CENTRAL ENERGY TRUST HANDICAP TROT 7 40027 Choice Lustre (7) fr 8 50878 Jemima Franco (21) fr .................A Poutama $8000, r51 & faster discrhcp trot, stand, 2500m 1 76507 Danke (1) fr .................................... G Martin 9 000 Last Touch (22) fr 3 2.29pm CARTOWN.CO.NZ HANDICAP TROT $8000, 2 75064 Dream Big (2) fr ............................B Orange 3 22120 Sunny Bill (3) fr ................................J Curtin non-winners & up to r49 spechcp trot, stand, 2500m


Southland Greyhound Racing Club Venue Ascot Park Raceway Date 10 Apr 2018 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12; 13 and 14 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7; 8, 9 and 10; 12, 13 and 14 1 12.12pm (NZT) WWW.SOUTHLANDGREYHOUNDS. CO.NZ C0, 390m 1 28272 Jinja Spirit nwtd .........................J McInerney 2 76567 Sly Bet nwtd ...............................J M Jopson 3 48585 Springheel Jack nwtd .....................J Guthrie 4 24251 Cosmic Ryder nwtd ...................J McInerney 5 33443 Homebush Tasha nwtd ..............J McInerney 6 88 Okuku Terra nwtd ............................R Casey 7 7722 Kevron nwtd .................................C Roberts 8 88653 Tartan Watch nwtd .........................J Guthrie 9 87576 Four Twenty nwtd ......................J McInerney 10 788 Okuku Billy nwtd .............................R Casey 2 12.30 SOUTHLAND OTAGO PHOTO FINISH C1, 457m 1 32232 Malaga Molly nwtd ....................J McInerney 2 8888x Zipping Piper 26.56 ..................... B I Conner 3 68753 Dave’s Pick nwtd .......................J McInerney 4 26442 Raylene nwtd ................................R Adcock 5 51458 Zara Zoe nwtd .................................R Wales 6 17784 Darlek Ian 26.22........................J McInerney 7 1154x Jinja Stinger 26.42 J & ....................D Fahey 8 83877 Storming Mack 26.13 .................. B I Conner 3 12.47pm MR WHIPPY SOUTHLAND C3/4, 390m 1 58245 Think Tank 22.58 .......................J McInerney 2 51366 Opawa Binge 22.34......................... R Wales 3 15758 Macey Baxter 22.97 ..................J McInerney 4 18632 Sozin’s Blue 22.70 ....................J McInerney 5 43747 Homebush Banker 22.67 ..........J McInerney 6 31563 Opawa Waihemo 22.73 ...................R Wales 7 47613 Ohoka Alex 22.63..........................R Adcock 8 88352 Charlie Runkel 22.93 ........................B Eade 9 76574 Coco Bango 22.71 ....................J McInerney

4 40704 Grey Stoke (U1) fr ................S Tomlinson (J) 5 91789 Angus Fogg (U2) fr 6 58568 Majestic Stride (U3) fr 7 89584 One Night Out (1) 10.....................B Weaver 8 13002 Clover Kate (2) 10 ................... B Butcher (J) 9 12875 Caitlin’s Surprise (1) 20 10 26023 November Guy (U1) 30 ................ D Butcher 6 3.53pm ACCOMMODATION GATEWAY MOTEL MOBILE PACE $8000, 3yo+ r44 to r52 mob. pace, 2000m 1 76715 Delia May (1) fr 2 57631 Azza (2) fr ......................................S Phelan 3 04334 Scelta Uno (3) fr ..........................A Poutama 4 607x7 Samarias Falcon (4) fr 5 14004 Marquis Eyre (5) fr .................. B Butcher (J) 6 32729 Grey Skies (6) fr ........................... D Butcher 7 54452 Master Of Escape (7) fr............... K Marshall 8 81604 Sauchiehall (21) fr .........................B Orange 9 45678 Itsokbeingbetter (22) fr 10 00975 Manihiki Pearl (23) fr 7 4.19pm CONGRATULATIONS FESTIVAL CUP WINNERS MOBILE PACE $8000, 3yo+ r52 to r54 2000m 1 018x Rock N Joy (1) fr 2 44513 Twitter Bromac (2) fr......................B Orange 3 76894 McDaknife (3) fr..........................P Ferguson 4 04100 Magical Moe (4) fr ........................ D Butcher 5 77606 Our Wicklow (5) fr

6 55758 Express Play (6) fr 7 08158 Lincoln Moment (7) fr 8 92108 The Hawke (U1) fr 8 4.49 SPEIGHTS ALE HOUSE MOBILE PACE $8000, 3yo+ r52 to r59 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 07361 Brainstormer (1) fr 2 39625 Dana Dawn (2) fr .........................A Poutama 3 03081 Magical Matty (3) fr 4 21781 Marrera (4) fr 5 68110 Nova Time (5) fr ............................B Orange 6 02155 Molly Sims (6) fr .............................S Phelan 7 P2613 Captain Kirk (7) fr .......................P Ferguson 8 59113 Delightful Kas (21) fr ........................J Curtin 9 5.18pm LIFE MEMBERS MOBILE PACE $8000, r40 to r44 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 33202 Jack Bates (1) fr .......................... K Marshall 2 08097 Jetenara (2) fr 3 07099 Trixie Bromac (3) fr 4 08760 Cerberus (4) fr 5 65000 Bobby M (5) fr ..................................J Curtin 6 98x08 Mordecai (6) fr......................S Tomlinson (J) 7 66320 Toll Gate (7) fr ..................................A Pyers 8 40070 Caitlin Franco (21) fr 9 00855 Strawberry Moose (22) fr ...........P Ferguson 10 9622P Amaro (23) fr ..................................S Phelan 11 02376 Nerve Of Steel (24) fr ....................B Orange

10 5.44 C U THURSDAY 12TH APRIL MOBILE PACE $8000, r60 to r88 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 31436 Madiba (1) fr....................................S Doody 2 35474 Extra Guinness (2) fr .................S Abernethy 3 37545 Mister Harris (3) fr ................... B Butcher (J) 4 16652 Black Chevron (4) fr .................. J Abernethy 5 11537 Shillelagh (5) fr ..............................B Orange 6 41186 Marshal Star (6) fr ........................ D Butcher 7 98241 C A Penny (7) fr ...............................J Curtin 8 20180 The Big Boss (21) fr .............S Tomlinson (J)

Pacifiers off : Magical Moe (R7)


Race 1: Dynamo, The Kapiti Express, Getarattleon Race 2: Proud Bromac, Motu Belle Du Jour, Choice Lustre Race 3: Mekong Princess, Beg For Chevron, Rarangi Opal Race 4: Fear Rockn, Waingaro Mara, Whale Rider Race 5: Dream Big, Sunny Bill, Clover Kate, Caitlin’s Surprise Race 6: Azza, Scelta Uno, Samarias Falcon, Grey Skies Race 7: Express Play, Twitter Bromac, Magical Moe Race 8: Captain Kirk, Nova Time, Molly Sims, Delightful Kas Race 9: Jetenara, Jack Bates, Nerve Of Steel, Toll Gate Race 10: C A Penny, The Big Boss, Black Chevron, Madiba LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} Concession driver {} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down

Southland dogs Today at Ascot Park Raceway

1 73365 Botany Alan 25.88.....................J McInerney 1 62578 Zipping Ripley nwtd ..................... B I Conner 2 13181 Jitterbug Jewel nwtd.....................C Roberts 2 27184 Koputai nwtd ..................................J Guthrie 3 78778 Sea Fever 26.00 .......................... B I Conner 3 F5567 Know Dollars nwtd .........................G Cleeve 1 23538 Shift The Blame 25.94...............J McInerney 4 87x68 Regalyn 26.19 ...................................B Eade 4 44643 Black Dan nwtd .........................J McInerney 2 24746 Allen Hadrian 26.29 .....................C Roberts 5 22454 Hard Questions 26.04 ....................G Cleeve 5 23326 Gotcha Rocky nwtd ...................J McInerney 3 54338 Southern Honey 26.33 ................R Hamilton 6 17836 Homebush Boden 26.94 ...........J McInerney 6 33652 Shoe Fly nwtd ............................J M Jopson 4 48137 Avalanch City 26.15 ..................J McInerney 7 32721 Egomaniacal 26.42 J & ...................D Fahey 7 82337 Broken Penniless nwtd...................G Cleeve 5 36243 Amy Bale nwtd .............................C Roberts 8 77776 Zipping Jen nwtd ......................... B I Conner 8 46852 Kushka nwtd..................................R Adcock 6 21138 Token Vikkers 26.43 ........................R Wales 9 77585 Chief Doug nwtd .......................J McInerney 7 46681 Homebush Fued nwtd ...............J McInerney Emergencies: 9 72857 Spring Sam 26.00 .....................J McInerney 8 45221 Cosmic Stu nwtd .......................J McInerney 11 3.19pm WWW.BODYAUDIT.CO.NZ C4/5, 457m 9 72857 Spring Sam 26.00 .....................J McInerney 10 87718 Ketchikan Blue 26.12 ........................J Dunn 1 51343 Sarcasm 26.17 ...............................G Cleeve 10 87718 Ketchikan Blue 26.12 ........................J Dunn 8 2.17 BRUCE STIRLING MEMORIAL STAYERS RUN 2 46221 Vikings 25.70 J & ............................D Fahey 3 13467 Know Hassle 26.00 ........................G Cleeve 5 1.22pm HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONI EADE C5, 390m FINAL C2df, 630m 1 7x747 Ring The Bell 36.97.......................R Adcock 4 53x41 Rover Bale 25.64 .........................C Roberts 1 12631 Wheelchair Norm 22.08 ............J McInerney 2 42232 He’s All Power nwtd J & ..................D Fahey 5 7166x Epic Dream 25.64 ......................J M Jopson 2 53413 Queen Kong 22.69 ....................J McInerney 3 8x513 Forbury Flyer nwtd ....................J McInerney 6 71128 Dirk Bale 25.92 ............................C Roberts 3 32381 Abrasador 22.17 ...............................B Eade 4 15875 Luciastar 37.46 .........................J McInerney 7 62535 Opawa Norris 26.06 ........................R Wales 4 42617 Hey Jude 22.84 .........................J McInerney 5 72441 Know Potential nwtd.......................G Cleeve 8 61152 Opawa Rooster nwtd J & ................D Fahey 5 14322 Botany Cold nwtd ......................J McInerney 6 21132 Southern Lights 36.65 .................R Hamilton 12 3.36pm TONI@BODYAUDIT.CO.NZ PH 021657001 6 61264 Cawbourne Britty 22.42 ...............C Roberts 7 64567 Heritage Watch 38.05 ....................J Guthrie C3, 390m 7 31277 Homebush Miles 22.44 .............J McInerney 8 x7488 Waimac nwtd.............................J McInerney 8 72456 Opawa Sheldon 22.22..................... R Wales 1 22311 Debbie Baxter 22.57 .................J McInerney 9 68753 Dave’s Pick nwtd .......................J McInerney 9 27623 Homebush Rufus nwtd ..............J McInerney 2 81644 Homebush Austin 22.87 ............J McInerney 10 77776 Zipping Jen nwtd ......................... B I Conner 10 67876 Sergess nwtd ............................J McInerney 3 78825 Detective Dash nwtd .................J McInerney 6 1.40pm CONGRATULATIONS THE DEVIL C0, 457m 9 2.38 LES MCLEOD MEMORIAL FINAL R/Af, 457m 4 81535 Star Bucking 22.97....................J McInerney 1 23325 Melting World nwtd.........................J Guthrie 1 32161 Perfect Result nwtd .......................R Adcock 5 45256 Sozin’s Fortune 22.65 ...............J McInerney 2 Taieri Terra nwtd ..............................R Casey 2 15557 Must Be Rusty 26.13.................J McInerney 6 13313 Disclaimer 22.63 ...........................R Adcock 3 46443 Glass Harpoon nwtd ......................J Guthrie 3 34111 Bookie Monster nwtd ........................J Dunn 7 31645 Homebush Scribe 22.48 ...........J McInerney 4 6 Bee With Ewe nwtd ....................J M Jopson 4 46114 Know Conclusion 26.34 .................G Cleeve 8 22434 Zugzwang 22.88 .........................R Hamilton 5 48x54 Token Pick nwtd ..............................R Wales 5 23325 Timely Affair nwtd..............................J Dunn 9 76574 Coco Bango 22.71 ....................J McInerney 6 75743 Dig Dig Dig nwtd ........................J M Jopson 6 65778 Princely Gold 25.97...................J McInerney 10 78788 Lonely Baxter 23.05 ..................J McInerney 7 27724 Sly Carl nwtd ...................................R Wales 7 14383 Invincible Sue nwtd .......................R Adcock 13 4.11pm ASCOT PARK CONSORTIUM C1, 390m 8 526 Archie’s Ranger nwtd .................J M Jopson 8 67578 Cosmic Richie nwtd ..................J McInerney 1 44F45 Bigtime Kendall nwtd...................R Hamilton 9 87718 Ketchikan Blue 26.12 ........................J Dunn 9 56688 Pam Arising nwtd .......................J M Jopson 2 21322 Mitcham Faye 23.02 ..................J McInerney 10 7777 Sefton Girl nwtd ..............................R Wales 10 22371 Dyna Vernon 27.03 ......................C Roberts 3 45675 Homebush Scorpio 23.38 .........J McInerney 7 1.57pm ADDED ENERGY STAKES C2/3, 457m 10 3.02pm ORETI BEACH RUN C1, 457m 4 74766 Ohoka Tess nwtd.......................J McInerney 10 78788 Lonely Baxter 23.05 ..................J McInerney


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88818 Magic Wilma nwtd .....................J McInerney 65262 Homebush Skip 22.76...............J McInerney 77585 Chief Doug 23.29 ......................J McInerney 85486 Nicky Baxter nwtd .....................J McInerney 27776 Homebush Patriot 22.86 ...........J McInerney 88868 Stormy Sunday 22.91 ...............J McInerney 14 4.27pm RACING AGAIN 24TH APRIL C1, 390m 1 74627 Jealous Much 23.12 ..................J McInerney 2 45867 Homebush Kazzy 23.66 ............J McInerney 3 38877 Magic Janet Lass nwtd .............J McInerney 4 F6873 Magma nwtd ...................................R Casey 5 22664 Homebush Hundy 23.22 ...........J McInerney 6 83243 Zip Zap Zoe nwtd ......................J McInerney 7 21361 Mounga nwtd ............................J McInerney 8 7637P Joey Baxter 22.65 .....................J McInerney Emergencies: 9 27776 Homebush Patriot 22.86 ...........J McInerney 10 88868 Stormy Sunday 22.91 ...............J McInerney SELECTIONS

Race 1: Jinja Spirit, Kevron, Homebush Tasha, Four Twenty Race 2: Jinja Stinger, Raylene, Darlek Ian, Storming Mack Race 3: Think Tank, Ohoka Alex, Sozin’s Blue, Coco Bango Race 4: Allen Hadrian, Shift The Blame, Amy Bale, Spring Sam Race 5: Wheelchair Norm, Cawbourne Britty, Opawa Sheldon Race 6: Taieri Terra, Token Pick, Archie’s Ranger, Sly Carl Race 7: Egomaniacal, Botany Alan, Sea Fever, Jitterbug Jewel Race 8: Southern Lights, He’s All Power, Know Potential, Luciastar Race 9: Invincible Sue, Must Be Rusty, Ketchikan Blue Race 10: Shoe Fly, Zipping Ripley, Gotcha Rocky, Know Dollars Race 11: Dirk Bale, Vikings, Opawa Rooster, Sarcasm Race 12: Debbie Baxter, Disclaimer, Zugzwang, Sozin’s Fortune Race 13: Mitcham Faye, Nicky Baxter, Homebush Scorpio Race 14: Jealous Much, Zip Zap Zoe, Joey Baxter, Homebush Hundy LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018



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Warstep a trial for Caricature Caricature will use a southern age group event as a possible springboard to Adelaide. “We’ll probably send her to Christchurch for the Warstep and she would obviously have to run well to justify the trip to Australia,” trainer Tony Pike said. The Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes (2000m) for three-year-old fillies will be run at Riccarton on April 21. “She can fly out of Christchurch the following Tuesday to Sydney and then on to Adelaide for two races,” Pike said. Caricature could make her Australian debut in the Gr.1 Australasian Oaks on May 5 and then possibly on to the Gr.3 SA Fillies’ Classic a fortnight later. Both races will be held at Morphettville. Raced by the China Horse Club,

Caricature has won one of her five starts and has measured up creditably against the best fillies. She was runner-up to stablemate Treasure in the Listed Oaks Prelude (1800m) before she was third in the Gr.3 Lowland Stakes (2100m) and fourth in the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m). “She was very good in the Oaks and I thought Terra Sancta was as well,” Pike said. Terra Sancta was making just her fourth raceday appearance when she finished eighth at Trentham. “She’s a genuine stayer and needs a mile and a-half,” Pike said. “She went in on a short run and she was strong in the closing stages. She’s back in the stable after a bit of a break and we will make a decision later whether she goes to Brisbane or not.” - NZME

Daily Events TUESDAY 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am ASHBURTON COMBINED FRIENDSHIP CLUB. Meeting with guest speaker, visitors welcome. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Exercises and Tai Chi for arthritis. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street. (excludes school and public holidays). 10am NEWCOMERS SOCIAL GROUP. Coffee morning for new people to the area. Nosh Cafe, Ashford Village, West St. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven.

WEDNESDAY 6am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Sweaty Bettys circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road. 8am ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Pigeon Bay, all welcome, phone Jenny 308-6862. Meet Ashburton Court house, Baring Square West. 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Steady As You Go Exercise group. Meet at 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. ALLENTON - Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. St David’s Church, Allenton. 9.45am MID CANTERBURY LADIES FRIENDSHIP CLUB. Monthly meeting at R.S.A. Cox Street. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven.

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Caricature may be on her way across the Tasman.

April 10 & 11, 2018 10am - 3pm AGE CONCERN, 206 CLUB. Fun filled days for over 60years, for more information ring 308-6817. Cameron Street. 10.30am AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. METHVEN- Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. All Saints Church, 1 Chapman Street, Methven. 1pm ASHBURTON MSA PETANQUE CLUB. Social games, new members welcome. 115 Racecourse Road. 1pm R.S.A. INDOOR BOWLS. Weekly social indoor bowls. Linton Lounge, R.S.A. Cox Street. 1pm R.S.A. INDOOR BOWLS. Weekly social indoor bowls. Linton lounge, R.S.A. Cox Street. 1pm AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES.

RAKAIA - Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. Presbyterian Church, Bridge Street, Rakaia. 1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future, Seafield Road . 6pm INTEGRATIVE YOGA. Weekly yoga classes. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 6pm - 7.30pm RUN AND WALK ASHBURTON. Sprint Session, visit Run and Walk Ashburton facebook page for more details. Meet Walnut Avenue Pavilion, Ashburton Domain. 7pm - 9pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. All ages and abilities welcome, racquets available. E A Network Centre Stadium, 20 River Terrace.

10am ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy week, Holy Communion. Park Street. 10am - 3pm AGE CONCERN 206 CLUB. Monday Tuesday and Wednesday each week, 60 years and older. More information ring Age Concern 308-6817. Cameron Street. 10.30am AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. CENTRAL TOWN - Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. Buffalo Lodge rooms, Cox Street, Ashburton. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Seated exercises suitable for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. (excluding school holidays). 1.30pm AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. CENTRAL - Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. Buffalo Lodge rooms, Cox Street, Ashburton. 6pm RUN AND WALK ASHBURTON.

5km town circuit. All walking abilities and fitness levels catered for. Leaves from Philip Street beside the croquet lawn at 6pm sharp. 7pm BOOTCAMP. Catering for all levels of fitness. Hinds Domain. Contact Georgia 0276888686 or Aleisha 0278489309. 7pm - 9pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance (7pm), beginners/ intermediate(8pm-9pm). Instructor Annette phone 307-7138 a/h. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Fitness Fun and Friendship. Buffalo Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm ALLENTON INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. Club night at the McNally Street Stadium. 7.30pm ASHBURTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY INC. Learn how to resize and mount photos. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

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Cryptic crossword

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): One thing leads to another. If you want to change the “another” your best bet is to start with the “one thing.” And if you don’t know the source off the top of your head, this is a fine time to retrace your steps. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Working together with another for a common goal will produce a bond, but it’s not as strong as the connection you make when you team up with people who share your values and principles. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): Avoid casting a wide net in hopes of dragging back in something or someone that can help you. Be strategic instead. What’s your ideal scenario? Work backward from that idea. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): You’ll have the courage to speak your mind. That’s a non-issue. But is it right to? You’ll be wondering how far you should go with the truth. If being honest is going to wound someone, is it necessary? LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): Cats will turn anything into a toy: a feather, some fluff, the sock... Play is a mood, and when it hits as strongly as it will today, the whole world becomes a toy store. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): You’ll do well to think in terms of relationships instead of transactions. Transactions happen when people carry out their roles. But everyone is a person, playing a role. Relationships transcend roles. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): Not only is it rare to succeed on the first try but also today it would be unlucky. It’s luckier to make mistakes all along so that you may experience the entire learning curve and duplicate the success later. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): Meaning is subjective. So there’s no need to go searching for it, or expect to stumble upon it. It’s something each person must create, determine and assign. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): You don’t have to ask people what they value, because you can tell by what they talk about and how. Also, there’s no reason to try to hide your idiosyncrasies, as they will only help you learn more about people. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): There are two futures, the one you make and the one you don’t. Today you’ll spend energy on both, combing through to make sure you’re ultimately claiming the right one. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): It’s not what you say but how you say it that will matter. Choosing the right words does help, and it’s much easier to do this when you have the intention of helping the other person. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): How can it be true that happiness is always in the present moment? You’ll time travel through your memory and your projections of the future, and there’s happiness to be mined in both places.


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

How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There is at least one fiveletter word.

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ACROSS 1. Reddens (7) 5. Pavement edges (5) 8. Imitation (13) 9. Colour or shade (3) 10. Fool’s headgear (6,3) 12. Icy (6) 13. Spirit (Fr) (6) 15. Very (9) 16. Rainbow shape (3) 18. Black and white pathway (5,8) 20. Stinks (5) 21. Gambling centres (7)






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Previous solution: fig, figs, fist, fit, fits, gift, gifts, gist, git, gits, ifs, its, sift, sig, sit, tig, tigs.

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Previous cryptic solution

TODAY’S GOALS: Good – 10 Excellent – 14 Amazing – 17

Previous solution: PERUVIAN


Your Stars

ACROSS 1. It might suit Moor to appear faint-hearted (8) 7. Be floated along with a set of nets (5) 8. One already inside may pronounce one guilty (7) 9. A particular way to treat one with consideration (7) 10. Non-professional officially returned in part (4) 12. Some words may be grave in their application (7) 14. Give it a taste for value not completely changed (7) 17. One-man show thus lost half (4) 18. Give one the post to paint around the Post Office (7) 21. Has boil to sort out and put an end to it (7) 22. Chemical compound kept in the box, ideally (5) 23. Without schooling; Aunt changes: ought not to begin (8) DOWN 1. A slight touch from the bat may amuse one (6) 2. Gave a chap all it required, a veil over head and shoulders (8) 3. The right to assist one with an air attack (4) 4. False u-turn made by leading environmentalist (6) 5. If it’s up to religious education, give one the push (4) 6. Least scrap of clothing may give one a pain in the side (6) 7. Notwithstanding its deep involvement (7) 11. Supply public relations video for it (7) 13. Making provision for no bills being paid? (8) 14. What jack-staff in use has that a drinker might use (6) 15. Keep the Terriers in check (6) 16. Hot tap ruined silk plush headgear (3-3) 19. Hurt feeling one has in upper part of skull (4) 20. Unconscious state turns up in dream, occasionally (4)

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Family Notices 22 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

STOCKDALE, Marjorie Alma (Formerly of Ashburton and Methven) – Sadly, passed away on March 11, 2018 at Brisbane after a short illness. In her 94th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Ken. Loving sister to Ngaire. Adored mother of Terry and Lynn (Christchurch), Chris and Neville (Brisbane), and Wayne and Heather (Wakefield). Loved Nana and great Nanny to all her grandchildren. Messages to Stockdale family, PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. No flowers by request. A service for Marjorie will be held at the Blue Pub, Barkers Road, Methven, TOMORROW Wednesday, April 11, commencing at 11.00am. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE. At rest now with Ken.

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Data provided by NIWA


NZ Situation

Wind km/h less than 30 fine

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


isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder


Cloud increasing, with showers developing in the afternoon, mainly about the coast. Southwesterlies turn northeast in the morning, but strong SW again at night.


Fine spells, but a few coastal showers. Strong southerlies easing.

World Weather fine drizzle showers fine fine showers fine fine fine thunder thunder fine fine showers rain



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Scattered show showers, isolated from afternoon, clearing evening. Wind at 1000m: Southerly 60 km/h gradually dying out. Wind at 2000m: S gale 80 km/h gradually dying out.












Cloud increasing, scattered rain developing afternoon with snow down to 800 metres. Gale northwesterly developing, turning strong southwest at night.







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5:43 11:51 5:57 12:12 6:28 12:35 6:41 12:57 7:09 1:16 7:23 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 4 minutes.

Rise 7:00 am Set 6:08 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 12:25 am Set 3:20 pm

New moon

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Rise 7:01 am Set 6:06 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 1:23 am Set 3:55 pm

First quarter

23 Apr 9:47 am

Rise 7:02 am Set 6:04 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 2:23 am Set 4:26 pm

Full moon

30 Apr 1:00 pm

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River Levels

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

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 3:00 pm, yesterday 161.3 Nth Ashburton at 2:05 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 2:05 pm, yesterday

6.30 nc

Rangitata Klondyke at 4:00 pm, yesterday

75.4 nc

Waitaki Kurow at 3:05 pm, yesterday


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Canterbury Readings




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Snow showers easing, and clearing. Wind at 1000m: SE 50 km/h, rising to gale S 65 km/h. Wind at 2000m: S gale 65 km/h, rising to severe gale 85 km/h later.

Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing Tuesday

NZ Today

Canterbury High Country

Frequent showers with snow down to 600 metres, easing early evening. Southwesterlies, gale about the coast until late morning then gradually easing.

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A complex low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea moves onto central and northern New Zealand this morning. As this system moves eastwards it allows a very cold south or southwest flow to spread across New Zealand. Cold west to southwesterlies cover the country tomorrow.

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 8.4 11.4 Max to 4pm 8.4 Minimum 8.2 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 2.4 16hr to 4pm April to date 7.4 Avg Apr to date 16 2018 to date 371.4 184 Avg year to date Wind km/h E9 At 4pm Strongest gust S 24 Time of gust 12:43am

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Rain, heavy at times in the morning, with snow to 400 metres about the foothills. Rain turning to sleety showers afternoon, and becoming isolated for inland areas. Southerlies, strong about the coast.

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WILKIE, Gloria June – On April 8, 2018. Passed away peacefully at Ashburton. Most loved wife and soulmate of John. Dearly loved mum of Stevien and Tarn. Much loved sister and sister-in-law of Jewel and the late Barry, Robert and Jean, Bruce and Sandra, Sharala and partner and loved sisterin-law of Sally and Noel, Sylvia and Don, Eddie and Anne, Alastair and Tia, and the late Bevan and Isabel and a very much loved Aunty to all her nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Dr Lues, the staff at A & E and Ward 1, Ashburton Hospital, and the Oncology Dept (Christchurch), for their loving care of Gloria. Donations to the Ashburton Cancer Society would be much appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the Wilkie family c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service for Gloria will be held at our Chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on FRIDAY, April 13, commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by private cremation at Ashburton Crematorium.



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6am Breakfast 9am Commonwealth Games Today 0 Noon Commonwealth Games 0 1pm Commonwealth Games 0 2pm Commonwealth Games 0 3pm Commonwealth Games 0 4pm Te Karere 2 4:15 Commonwealth Games Men’s hockey preliminary match – New Zealand v Scotland; women’s track cycling time trials. 0 5pm Commonwealth Games Women’s track cycling time trials. 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 L Commonwealth Games Men’s and women’s track cycling time trail s; men’s 50m rifle shooting. 0 8:30 L Commonwealth Games Beach volleyball quarter-finals; women’s heavyweight powerlifting competition. 0 9:30 L Commonwealth Games Men’s and women’s swimming finals; women’s athletics 400m semi-finals; beach volleyball quarterfinals. 0 10:30 L Commonwealth Games Women’s athletics hammer throw final; men’s swimming S9 100m backstroke; men’s athletics T54 1500m final. 0 11:30 L Commonwealth Games 0 12:30 Commonwealth Games Tonight 0 2:30 Infomercials 5:45 Te Karere 3 2


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6:30 Sesame Street 0 6:55 Peppa Pig 0 7am New Looney Tunes 3 0 7:25 Be Cool Scooby-Doo! 3 0 7:50 Beyblade Burst 3 8:15 Henry Hugglemonster 3 0 8:35 Miles From Tomorrowland 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Hope And Faith 3 0 11:30 Hope And Faith 3 0 Noon Jeremy Kyle PGR 1pm Judge Rinder 2pm Home Improvement 3 0 3pm Shortland Street PGR 3 0 3:30 Chuggington – Little Trainees 3 0 3:35 Marvel’s Avengers Assemble 0 4pm Fanimals Gigi the tiny bunny is on SPCA Diaries; send in your tricks and we could give you a treat; a PS4 prize up for grabs to be won. 0 4:30 Friends 3 0 5pm The Simpsons 3 0 5:30 The Big Bang Theory 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0



6am The AM Show 9am The Café 10am Infomercials 11:35 Entertainment Tonight 3 12:05 Dr Phil AO 1:05 M After All These Years PGR 3 2013 Mystery Thriller. Wendie Malick, Andrea Martin, Martha Burns. 3pm Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Family Feud Australia 4pm NewsHub Live At 4pm 4:25 The Block Australia Excavation begins as the teams start work to deliver their large back yards in one week; with four of the couples including pools and a spa, it will be a testing week. 5:30 Modern Family 3 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm

7pm The Project 7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 American Idol 0 7:30 Toddlers Make You Laugh 9:25 SVU AO Out Loud 3 0 When the SVU investigates a 8:30 M Iron Man 2 AO case involving two students With the world now aware of in a special-needs school, his identity as Iron Man, Tony Rollins discovers one child’s Stark must contend with both medical problems stem from his declining health and a a surprising source. 0 vengeful mad man. 10:25 NewsHub Late Robert Downey jr, Gwyneth 10:55 The Blacklist AO 0 Paltrow. 0 11pm Mom PGR 3 0 11:30 How To Get Away With Murder AO 3 0 12:25 The Whispers AO 3 1:10 Shortland Street PGR 3 0 1:35 Infomercials 2:40 Scandal AO 3 3:25 Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 4:15 Judge Rinder 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

11:55 Infomercials

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6am Shimmer And Shine 3 6:25 Ben 10 – Alien Force 6:50 Kung Fu Panda – Legends Of Awesomeness 3 7:15 Kid v Kat 3 7:40 Monsters v Aliens 3 8:05 Max Steel 3 8:30 Bella And The Bulldogs 3 8:55 The Moe Show 0 9:20 Jeopardy 3 9:50 The Crowd Goes Wild PGR 3 10:20 The Doctors PGR 11:15 Hot Bench 11:40 Escape To The Country 3 12:40 Ed PGR 0 1:35 Married With Children PGR 2:05 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR 3 3pm Wheel Of Fortune 3:30 Jeopardy 4pm Antiques Roadshow 3 5pm Frasier 5:30 Prime News 6pm American Restoration 0 6:30 Pawn Stars

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6:30 Waiata Mai 6:40 Dora Matatoa 2 7:10 Te Mana Kuratahi 7:40 Pukana 3 2 7:50 Huritua 3 8am Grid 3 8:30 Pukuhohe 3 9am F Swagger 9:30 Kai Time On The Road 3 10am Kai Ora 3 10:30 Celebrity Playlist 3 11am F Te Araroa – Tales From The Trails 3 Noon School Of Training 3 12:30 Billy T James AO 3 1pm The GC PGR 3 1:30 Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 2pm Opaki 3 2:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 3pm Waiata Mai 3:10 F Dora Matatoa 2 3:40 Te Mana Kuratahi 4:10 Pukana 3 4:20 Huritua 3 4:30 Fresh 5pm Tagata Pasifika 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Te Mana Kuratahi – Primary Schools’ Kapa Haka 6:30 Te Kaea 3 2

6am The French Collection 7am Junk Gypsies 7:30 Love Nature – Lords Of The Wild: Fighting For Survival 8:30 American Pickers 9:30 Hugh’s Three Good Things – Best Bites 10am Luke Nguyen’s Food Trail 10:30 Treasures Decoded 11:30 Dara And Ed – Road To Mandalay 12:30 Coastal Railways With Julie Walters 1:30 Heritage Rescue 2:30 Travel Man – 48 Hours In 3pm Love London 3:30 Love Nature – Catching The Impossible 4:30 Jimmy’s Australian Food Adventure 5pm A Taste Of South Africa 5:30 Cash Cowboys 6:30 Animal Park

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11:30 The Crowd Goes Wild PGR 3 The team presents the best of the day’s sports news. Midnight Closedown

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12:30 UFC Ultimate Knockouts 1am Fight Night On Sky 3am The Breakdown 4am Rugby – Super Rugby 4:30 Rugby Sevens – Hong Kong

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018


John Snowden pictured in Ballinger Belt action.

Snowden up against it Ashburton shooter, John Snowden has some serious ground to make up today if he is to make his way onto the podium at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Snowden and his shooting partner, Brian Carter sit in eighth position in a field of 16 in the Queen’s Prize Pairs. The duo will have to show their class against a very good field of

shooters today at the Belmont Full Bore Range after a mixed bag of results yesterday, in which they didn’t perform badly, but had to bow down to some strong performances from other countries. The pair’s score currently sits at 296-34v, the v is the v-bull and it nets five points to the shooter, however it also adds one to the shooters’ v-count – particularly

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useful in matches where the scores are close as the v-count is used to split scores which are the same. Snowden was obviously on target for the day with his 21 v-bulls the highest recorded of any shooter in the competition thus far. He shot 49-7 from 300 metres, 50-8v from 500 metres and 50-6v from 600 metres. Shooting today sees things step

up another level with distances of 900 and 1000 metres. Snowden’s wife, Coby, posted on social media yesterday stating that while it wasn’t the start the pair were after the long distances of today’s shooting may change things around and Snowden’s form along with Carter’s experience will tell in such a situation. Snowden also said that condi-

tions yesterday were incredibly hot, which would have impacted on the shooters. After the pairs competition is completed today, Snowden will turn his focus to the fullbore rifle, Queen’s Prize open singles which is held over Wednesday and Thursday before a day’s break on Friday for the final day of shooting on Saturday.

Caricature off to Aussie P20

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Ashburton Guardian, Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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Ashburton Guardian, Tuesday, April 10, 2018