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Elections could be low-key affair By Sue Newman

A keenly contested local body election is the sign of a vibrant democracy, but in the Ashburton District this year’s election could see more inaction than action. With just seven days remaining until nominations close, Ashburton District Council chief executive Hamish Riachsaid that unless there was a last minute flurry of nominations, the October election could be a low-key affair. Apart from the Ashburton mayoralty, where there are currently three people seeking the position (with a fourth anticipated), interest is slow in coming for positions as councillors and for the Ashburton Trust. “I’d really want to encourage anyone who is thinking about it to have a go, because a vibrant local democracy is important for the community,” he said. And that vibrancy had a lot to do with voters having a choice, Riach said. “We hear a lot of whispers but until the nomination paper comes in we don’t really know who’s standing.” Riach said his door was open to potential candidates who wanted a run-down on what a councillor’s work involved. As a rule of thumb they could expect about two days’ worth of meetings in an average week plus time for reading council documents. From there, it was up to individual councillors how much they wanted to be involved in other council activities, he said. While councillors had always had to deal with criticism from the public, so-

cial media had opened up new avenues for people to comment on their decisions and activities and in some councils this had become a deterrent for sitting councillors to seek re-election. A second term Tauranga City councillor, Leanne Brown has decided not seek re-election because of “vicious and personal attacks” on social media. And Local Government New Zealand head Dave Cull has also criticised the increasingly personal attacks councillors have to deal with through social media. People would say things on social media they were unlikely to say in a letter or face-to-face, he said. Ashburton mayoralty: (1 required) Leen Braam, Neil Brown, Tony Todd Ashburton District Council urban ward (5 required) Thelma Bell, Leen Braam, John Falloon, Selwyn Price, Diane Rawlinson, Ash Shah Ashburton District Council, western ward (2 required) Liz McMillan Ashburton District Council, eastern ward (2 required) Lynette Lovett, Mark Malcolm, Stuart Wilson Methven Community Board (5 required) Kelvin Holmes, Dan McLaughlin Ashburton Trust (6 required) Kerry Clough, Rob Harnett, Mark Malcolm, Roger Paterson, Chris Robertson, Ash Shah Environment Canterbury Mid Canterbury/Opakihi ward (2 required) Ian Mackenzie, John Sunckell

Council chief executive, Hamish Riach.



Farmers already well prepared for wintry blast Mid Canterbury farmers, in the midst of calving and lambing, are well prepared for winter’s storms, says Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers president David Clark. A heavy snow warning has been issued for South Canterbury, while Mid Canterbury is most likely to be affected by heavy rain over the weekend, with surface flooding resulting.

Clark said farmers, from those lambing in coastal areas to those calving near the foothills, had plans to cope with a range of winter weather that included snow, chilly winds and rain. Plans included moving stock to sheltered paddocks where water was available, having feed on hand and managing pastures. He said it had been mostly a

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kind winter, with conditions turning wet only in the past week. “Farmers are well prepared, there is plenty of feed around and winter storms are part of what we do.” Clark said Mid Canterbury dairy farmers had reported calving was going well, with good feed levels available onfarm. Beef + Lamb New Zealand is

reminding farmers it is also important look after family, staff and neighbours, if severe weather affected their farm. Weather forecasters say the big low developing off the country had a lot of moving parts and would bring rain, showers, some thunder and snow into the South Island. People should keep up to

date with weather warnings and watches. MetService said the complex low pressure system, with a number of associated fronts, was forecast to move onto New Zealand from the Tasman Sea this weekend and then move away to the east early next week. Rain associated with this weather system is expected.


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Advanced warning signs have unintended effect Lone Star

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By Jaime Pitt-MacKay

A sign designed to improve driver behaviour at an intersection that claimed the lives of three people in 2014 has increased speeds closer to the intersection, not slowed them down. An advance active warning sign has been trialled at the Thompsons Track Somerton Road intersection, and the data collected has indicated there has been an increase in vehicle speed approximately 30m before the limit line at Somerton Road intersection. Ashburton District Council graduate roading engineer Martin Lo told the Ashburton District Road Safety Co-ordinating Committee there may be several reasons for the increase. “The crash could’ve still been fresh in the minds of the locals before the installation of the sign, therefore they were more conscious of slowing down before the intersection,” he said. Other reasons given included that crops had been grown in the area before the signs were installed, making drivers more cautious when approaching the

By Sue Newman

The intersection of Somerton Road and Thompsons Track has been an accident hot-spot in the past, but an advanced warning sign before the intersection is having the opposite of the desired effect. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN intersection at that time. At present, drivers approaching the intersection also have clear visibility of the intersection and as a result it might misleadingly encourage them to drive

straight through. Recent Thompsons Track rehabilitation work increased the height of the road, and drivers on Somerton Road approaching the intersection now have an increased likelihood

of seeing vehicles along Thompsons Track. Lo said they will undertake further studies at the intersection to determine if there are any trends to be taken from the information.

Waste regulation well overdue By Linda Clarke

One of the founders of Mid Canterbury’s Wastebusters Trust, formed in 1994, is backing regulated product stewardship schemes for items like plastic packaging, e-waste and tyres. Sheryl Stivens has been sharing and teaching her zero waste message for decades and is pleased Government is now proposing regulated stewardship schemes. Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage released a public consultation document yesterday about how Government planned to deal with environmentally harmful products before they ended up in landfills. Stivens said she would be making a submission during the public consultation stage. “I am relieved we are taking action because time for action is now and regulation is a big part of

that.” Stewardship schemes ensured those making, selling and using products all took responsibility to avoid them ending up in landfill. Stivens said New Zealand also needed to think about how it dealt with organic waste, which was often invisible when compared to visible plastic packaging. She said regulation around waste was well overdue, with many Kiwis making their views on the matter known for a decade. Government needed to be committed to the proposed changes, including putting more scrutiny on products coming into the country with soft plastic packaging, she said. “What you spend your money on when you buy something is a political statement. Buy quality and things with less packaging and send a clear message to the


people selling those products that is what you want. Government needs to take a leadership role too, we have borders which can manage that.” Sage said New Zealand’s economy was based on a take, make and dispose model, but regulated product stewardship was a step towards designing waste out of production. “Regulated product stewardship helps puts the responsibility for effective material and waste management on product manufacturers, importers, retailers and users, rather than on communities, councils, neighbourhoods and nature,” she said. Priority product categories proposed for regulated product stewardship schemes are packaging, including beverage containers and plastic packaging; tyres; electrical and electronic products (e-waste), starting with


lithium-ion; batteries; refrigerants and other synthetic greenhouse gases; agrichemicals and their containers and other farm plastics. Sage said some voluntary stewardship schemes like Agrecovery’s scheme for agricultural chemical containers had provided benefits. “Many products and materials presently lost to landfill could be recovered and reused throughout the economy creating new business opportunities and new jobs. “Products that have reached the end of their life can be used to make something new, especially if they are designed better for reuse and recycling.” Consultation on what products should be considered is open now and closes on October 4, 2019 visit https://www.mfe.govt. nz/consultations/priorityproducts for more details.

Find me the site, find me an operator and the iconic restaurant brand Lone Star will set up a business in Ashburton, says director Shane Hausler. Ashburton is high on the company’s expansion radar and while there might be rumours that a site has been secured, they’re not correct, but Hausler said it was no secret that the company’s expansion plans included Ashburton. “You’re on our radar, we’re keen to come but we need the right site and the right operator,” he said. It was Lone Star’s practice not to rush site or operator selection, there was too much at stake, but if he could tick those two boxes, then the deal would be done, Hausler said. Yes, location is important – not necessarily State Highway, but plenty of parking is also very high on the list. “We have a pretty robust process for selecting an operator, we know what we’re looking for. We need someone who’s prepared to work in the business, not someone who’s just an investor.” Experience in the hospitality industry wasn’t essential – the company has franchisees who have been police officers, accountants or involved in a wide range of other careers – what was important was the person had to be good with people, he said. Because Lone Star was a franchise, the business was pretty system-based and a robust process was used to identify the right operator. The hospitality environment was challenging and having the right operator in place was critical. He’s keen to hear from developers with potential sites and from individuals who are keen to become a Lone Star franchisee in Ashburton. Once a site was identified and an operator secured it would take about 18 months to establish the Ashburton Lone Star, he said.

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Ashburton College quiz stars shine NZME It was an evening of Ashburton domination at Thursday night’s Years 9-10 Otago Daily Times Extra! Central South Island current events quiz, as Ashburton College claimed all three top spots. Team 13’s Max Clarke, Sam Orr and Seb McMillan, from the college, won first place in the inter-school event, answering 86 of 110 current events questions correctly. They were followed by Team 21 from Ashburton College, which scored 79 points to take second, while Team 7 from the school was third with 78. Hosted at Timaru Girls’ High School hall on Thursday night, the Years 9-10 event followed the Years 5-6 and Years 7-8 quizzes, which were held in the town on Wednesday evening. While Timaru schools had dominated Wednesday’s events, Ashburton claimed the top spots on Thursday night. There were 20 teams from schools in Oamaru,

Timaru and Ashburton competing in the quiz, often with multiple teams entered from each school. Spot prizes were also given out following a quiz section featuring answers found in the Otago Daily Times. Participants were asked to fold their newspapers back to the highest standard they could, in exchange for a spot prize for the best. While one Ashburton College team’s entry looked like a bundle of newsprint ready to light a fire, another team from the school was rewarded for their newspaper reconstruction efforts. The Central South Island quiz, held in Timaru, follows similar events held in Christchurch earlier this week, and precedes other contests to be held around Otago later in the year. The quizzes are run by the Otago Daily Times, through Extra!, its monthly Newspapers in Education publication for primary, intermediate and junior secondary school pupils.

Ashburton College’s Max Clarke, Sam Orr and Seb McMillan (all 13) claimed first place, beating two other Ashburton College teams for the top spot. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Inorganic collections not on Ashburton’s radar By Sue Newman

Homeowners might love the idea of putting their unwanted items on the side of the street for others to pick up, but that practice is a local authority’s nightmare. The practice is not allowed in the Ashburton District, but in several parts of New Zealand, an annual inorganic collection day is held, where a wide range of items can be left at the gate for a council contractor to collect and take away. In some areas, piles of inorganic ‘rubbish’ provide a happy hunting ground for bargain hunters who head out ahead of the collection truck looking to bag bargains. Council service delivery manager Neil McCann said the kerbside days were once widely used around the country, but over time most councils had opted out of the scheme. “The biggest issue seems to be that stuff left at the kerb attracts even more stuff,

and soon it becomes a pile or piles of rubbish that the council has to clean up at a cost to all ratepayers. “This practice is not advised by industry experts as an effective way to deal with surplus stuff,” he said. Traditionally, items that have been part of the kerbside free day were furniture, homewares and whiteware in working condition. Most councils still offering what is usually a six-monthly or annual service, have a list of items that cannot be put out for collection. Simply putting out unwanted items for others to buy or take away, put a person at risk of breaking a council bylaw, as technically they were littering, by putting unwanted items on council land, McCann said. Options for getting rid of re-usable items were dropping these off at a local charity or at the Ashburton Resource Recovery Park Reuse Shop at no charge, he said.

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Spelling outCanty cost of projects orry for Mid By Sue Newman

To help the community understand the costs around some of the district’s big ticket infrastructural projects, the Ashburton District Council is now erecting contract sign boards alongside many of those work sites. Currently the council is spending $600,000 to raise the boreheads on Ashburton’s seven drinking water supplies. This work is required under new drinking water standards developed after thousands of people became ill from drinking contaminated water in Havelock North. The first of those boards are now appearing at borehead sites and contain the name of the project and its overall cost. In this case, the borehead project has an all-up cost of $600,000 with provision made for this expenditure in the council’s long term plan. Council service delivery group manager Neil McCann said the project boards were a way to help the community understand how much rates money was spent each year in upgrad-

New signs erected by the Ashburton District Council to inform the community about the cost of some of its infrastructure projects. PHOTO SUE NEWMAN 080819-SN-0057 ing and improving the district’s infrastructure. “It should mean people will

have a better understanding of the upgrades we’re undertaking to ensure our infrastructure

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Firearms collections Firearms owners in the Rakaia and Methven areas will get their chance to hand over any prohibited firearms at collection events set to be held in the two towns this weekend. The first event will be held today at the Rakaia Community Hall on Mackie Street from 10am until 3pm. The second event will be held tomorrow in Methven at the Mt Hutt Memorial Hall, also from 10am until 3pm. One collection event has already been held in the Ashburton District at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on July 27. The event resulted in 96 firearms and 250 accessories being handed in by 65 owners. Mid/South Canterbury Area Commander Inspector Dave Gaskin said it was a successful day. Firearms owners should have already completed the online notification form on the police website. When they come to a collection event, they should bring photo ID (driver’s licence or passport), bank account number, firearms licence (if applicable), online notification reference number, all prohibited parts – cleared of all ammunition – and any other firearm/s or parts they wish to hand into police for destruction.

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In brief

Baby six times over alcohol level

Voltmeter found A voltmeter has been handed into the Ashburton Police Station this week. Anyone who may know the owner, or is the owner, is encouraged to contact the station to organise it’s safe return on 3078400.

Nominations received Nominations received for this year’s local elections were; Kerry Clough for the Ashburton Licensing Trust by Jeremy MacAvoy and Gary Casey; Rob Harnett, for the Ashburton Licensing Trust, nominated by Gilbert Butterick and Paul Summerfield.

NZME Two-month-old baby girl Sapphire died with an alcohol level in her tiny body which was more than six times the legal blood alcohol limit for an adult driver. A report into the baby’s death on January 2, 2017, in Ahipara, was released yesterday with Coroner Debra Bell stressing the importance that breastfeeding mothers should not consume alcohol at any stage. A toxicology report presented to the Coroner showed the amount of alcohol found in blood from Sapphire’s heart was 308 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood. Because the reading was so high another test was carried out to confirm the accuracy and it was found the readings were the same. For comparison the legal blood alcohol limit for a New Zealand driver aged 20 years and over is 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres. Sapphire Rose Moengaroa Williams and her twin sister, Honey, were delivered by caesarean at North Shore Hospital on November 4, 2016. They were pre-term born at 33 weeks gestation with low birth weights and related medical issues. Mother Janice Tua has seven children aged between 6 years and 1, together with the twins. At the time of the death Tua and the twins’ father Joe Williams were staying in Ahipara with family. About 1am on January 2 Sapphire woke crying and while Tua waited for a bottle of formula to cool she gave her some breast milk. When Honey woke crying Tua placed Sapphire on the bed to tend to Honey. On her return Tua noticed Sapphire had blood coming from her nose and was unresponsive. Williams told police he was woken by Tua and when he saw Sapphire unresponsive he placed her on the floor and started CPR. His sister called the ambulance at 3am but Sapphire could not be revived. Tua said the day before her baby’s death she had been at her cousin’s house and had drunk a box – 18 cans – of premix Bourbon and Cola. Tua herself concluded the alcohol in Sapphire’s blood would most likely have come from breastfeeding.

Possible shooting A man has life-threatening injuries after a possible shooting in Otara. Counties Manukau CIB Detective Inspector Tofilau Faa Va’aelua said police received a report of a possible shooting on Billington Ave, Otara just after 3pm. Police arrived at the scene minutes later where a male was located at an address with a serious leg wound. He has been transported to hospital in a critical condition. Initial enquiries are under way to establish what has taken place.  - NZME

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All about books and things Harriet Hill (left) and Grace Johnston, avid Dr Seuss fans, dressed as Thing one and Thing two during Friday’s Book Week parade at St Joseph’s School. PHOTO SUE NEWMAN 090819-SN-0073

Learning support co-ordinators welcomed By Susan Sandys

Ten learning support co-ordinators, seven for Ashburton and three for Methven, is good news for Mid Canterbury, says Labour List MP based in Rangitata Jo Luxton. “Learning Support Co-ordinators will be full-time, qualified teachers and will work alongside classroom teachers and special-

ist providers and parents to ensure children and young people receive the support they need to learn,” she said. Luxton welcomed her colleague Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin’s announcement of 600 Learning Support Co-ordinators starting in schools from January 2020. “Ashburton and Methven were included in the first tranche of

the new education professionals who will provide learning support to children and young people in more than 1000 schools and kura. “This highlights our desire to see all children and young people succeeding and thriving, and ensuring that our education system supports their diverse needs and abilities. “This announcement sits alongside a new capital alloca-

tion of $95 million that was included in the Wellbeing Budget 2019, which will go towards the placement and working spaces of Learning Support Co-ordinators. These will be determined by schools and clusters. “I echo the words of the Associate Education Minister in saying that this will indeed be a game-changer for kids with learning needs,” she said.

Police believe the $3 million haul of cocaine found washed up on Bethells Beach in West Auckland was likely destined for Australia. Waitemata Police Detective Inspector Colin Parmenter said packages of cocaine washed up in recent days were likely to have been among hundreds of kilograms of the drug destined for Australia last year. Police were called to the beach on Wednesday evening, where they found 20 packages of cocaine, with a rough street value of more than $3 million. - NZME

Manhunt continues The massive Christchurch manhunt for an alleged fatal hit-and-run driver and “dangerous” gang member continued yesterday while police launch a homicide investigation. Pedestrian Dean Michael Amies, 46, was struck in New Brighton and killed on Wednesday afternoon by a stolen van allegedly being driven by Liam Strickland, 21, who now has multiple warrants out for his arrest. Yesterday, Acting District Commander Mike Johnson said scene investigations had been completed and the scene has been released after a blessing. - NZME

A pleasurable meeting with our local Muslims R ecently I had the pleasure of visiting the mosque in Tinwald with pastors of two other churches on behalf of the Ministers’ Association of Ashburton. This represents about 12 different churches. Our purpose was to show our support for the Muslim community in their March tragedy. Many churches and Christians in Christchurch and elsewhere have done the same. We had a warm and

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open-hearted discussion with two men from the mosque who showed us around their building and provided us with refreshments. We talked very easily about our faiths without any sense of diffi-

culty. Everyone treated everyone else with respect and kindness. Both faiths stress being good people and caring for others. Some of the stereotypes seem very far from the truth. This is not to pretend that the two faiths are the same. One of the major differences is about the person of Jesus Christ. Islam considers Jesus to be a prophet and holds him in high regard. For Christians Jesus is the Son

of God. He came into the world 2000 years ago to die on the cross for our sins and make a way to God. That happens through faith in Christ and his death, not through living a good life. This is described as being “born again”. I consider our visit to be one of the highlights of the year. Jesus told us to love everyone and we are not to have any ill feeling towards any group. I hope we will have further

contact with the Moslem people of Mid Canterbury. David Hyslop is with the Assembly of God Church meeting at the Hakatere Marae. 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


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More than $30,000 was raised from this year’s Ashburton Lions event, Big Smoke v Rural Folk. 070819-JPM-0018

The week in pictures It has been another busy week across Mid Canterbury and we have all the best photos from the past week to share.

The finalists in the A Grade basketball competition were found on Wednesday night. 070819-JPM-0005

Left – Good numbers turned out to Lake Hood on Sunday to take a wee stroll around the lake. 040819-HM-0468 Right – Molly got plenty of air at the Mid Canterbury Dog Training Club’s agility trials on the weekend.  040819-HM-0577 Below – Music is a big focus at Mt Hutt College at the moment and there was plenty of excitement about as students prepared for a public performance in Methven last night. 050819-SS-0036

Above left – The Mid Canterbury netball team brought home the Hanan Shield last weekend. 040819-HM-0692

Right – Tom Marriott is now New Zealand’s top qualified apprentice in the industrial textile fabrication trade. 060819-LC-0041

Left – Kevin Li is settling into the role of managing the South Rakaia Hotel. 060819-SS-0056

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Tensions on rise in Yemen


AP A senior official in Yemen’s embattled government on Thursday accused a southern separatist leader of “fomenting sedition” after his forces clashed with Yemeni troops near the presidential palace in Aden, as concerns rose about a new front opening up in the country’s devastating civil war. In a statement carried by the official news agency, Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maisari called on the followers of separatist leader Hani Ben Braik to ignore his calls to overthrow the government, saying “they only aim at engendering war” and undermine the fight against Houthi rebels. A Saudi-led coalition has been battling the Iran-aligned rebels since 2015 on behalf of the internationally recognised government, which is largely confined to the southern city of Aden. The stalemated war has killed tens of thousands of people and driven the country to the brink of famine. There have long been tensions within the coalition between northerners who fled to the south during the Houthis’ advance and southerners who once had their own state and want greater autonomy or outright independence. The United Arab Emirates, a leading member of the coalition, has also been at odds with the government over its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, a regional Islamist political movement that Saudi Arabia and the Emirates view as a terrorist group. The UAE has lent support to the separatists and other factions that have clashed with government forces. The divisions came to a head Wednesday during the burial of a UAE-backed militia commander who was killed in a Houthi rocket attack last week. After laying him to rest in a cemetery nearby, his supporters marched on the presidential palace and clashed with troops stationed there. The violence resumed Thursday, with fighting between pro-government troops and UAE-backed Security Belt forces leaving at least five dead, three of them presi-

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A fighter from a militia known as the Security Belt, in an area called Moreys, on the frontline with Houthi rebels, in Yemen’s Dhale province. Yemen’s civil war has been deadlocked for months, with neither side making major gains.  PHOTO AP dential guards, a security official said. Another two people were wounded, including a child, the security official said. He said presidential guards stationed outside a Central Bank building traded fire with armed men believed to be separatists. The official was not authorised to brief reporters and spoke on condition of anonymity. Ben Braik, the deputy head of the socalled Southern Transitional Council, has called for the overthrow of the government, accusing it of serving the Brotherhood at the expense of the country. Al-Maisari, the interior minister, said the government received assurances from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that they are opposed to such acts by the separatists. Col Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, said it “defiantly rejects such serious developments” in Aden and

called on all parties to work with the government to “overcome the critical period”. The UAE began withdrawing several thousand troops from Yemen last month in a move that weakens the Saudi-led coalition, signalling differences between the two close allies over how far to pursue the war against the Houthis. The UAE will still have an estimated 90,000 allied fighters in the coalition-held south, ensuring its continued influence and potentially posing a threat to the Saudi-backed government. Saudi Arabia has not commented on the troop drawdown, but has adopted a much harder line toward the separatists than it did after a similar eruption of violence in January 2018. After the mid-week clashes, Saudi troops and armoured vehicles moved to secure the presidential palace and prevent further violence.


Countries warn about travel to United States AP The United States often takes a leading role in calling out the world’s most dangerous places, warning its people about the risks of travelling to countries that are at war, under terrorist threats, experiencing civil unrest or displaying significant anti-American sentiment. The latest mass shootings have triggered a sharp role reversal, with three countries warning their citizens about the risks of travelling to the US. Venezuela, Uruguay and Japan issued

warnings to varying degrees following the deaths of 31 people over the weekend in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. Each warning noted US gun violence, and at least one was laced with a dose of political payback. Without directly naming President Donald Trump, the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro blamed the surge in violence on speeches emanating from Washington that are “impregnated with racial discrimination and hatred against immigrants”. It urged Venezuelans to postpone US trips.

The socialist Maduro is ruling over the worst economic crisis in Venezuelan history amid an escalating political battle with the White House, which backs opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s bid to oust him. Travel industry analyst Henry Harteveldt said Venezuela’s warning came off more like a “political jab” than a genuine concern for its citizens’ safety. Countries such as Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands have not issued new warnings in recent days, but they have longstanding advisories for travellers, of mass shootings and gun violence.

Russia again urged to withdraw from Georgia AP The United States and five European countries marked the 11th anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia with an appeal to Moscow to implement agreements reached in 2008 to withdraw its military forces to positions held before hostilities began. After closed UN Security Council consultations, the ambassadors of Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Poland, Britain and the United States issued a statement supporting Georgia’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. Georgia made a botched attempt to regain control of the breakaway province

of South Ossetia during the presidency of Mikhail Saakashvili, sparking the war with Russia beginning on August 7, 2008. Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia as well as the breakaway province of Abkhazia and set up military bases there. The six countries said they are “extremely concerned” about Russia’s deepening security relationship with those two areas as well as the “intensification of the socalled borderisation process,” which they said prolong the conflict and destabilise Georgia and the region. They again called on Russia to implement the agreements of August 12 and September 8, 2008, which include “com-

mitments to ensure that armed forces withdraw to positions held before hostilities began, and to establish an international security mechanism”. Russia’s deputy UN ambassador, Dmitry Polyansky, told reporters later that “we see this tragic event as part of history”. He said Georgia paid “a big price for this tragic mistake” committed by Saakashvili, “and we see that the only way to make relations in the Caucuses prosper and to ease all the tensions is now through the dialogue between Georgia and two independent states”. Polyansky said the position of the Western countries “is not very much helpful to this”.

Willie Nelson has come off his tour because of a “breathing problem. ”The 86-year-old singer apologised on Twitter late Wednesday, writing “I need to have my doctor check out.” Nelson had just finished performing with Alison Krauss in Ohio, and he was next scheduled to appear in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He wrote “I’ll be back.” Farm Aid says Nelson will resume his tour September 6. Nelson will perform at a Farm Aid concert with John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Bonnie Raitt on September 21. Ill-health meant he had previously cancelled an appearance last summer and was forced to cancel several dates in 2018.

Fans recreate Abbey Road It was 50 years ago that The Beatles caused a traffic delay. And hundreds of fans of the Fab Four gathered at a crosswalk in London’s St John’s Wood neighbourhood immortalised on the Abbey Road album to recreate the cover photo half a century after it was taken. At 11.35am on August 8, 1969, Iain Macmillan photographed John, Paul, George and Ringo striding single-file across the black-and-white zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios while a police officer stopped traffic. Used as the cover of the band’s penultimate studio album, it became one of the most famous images in music history.

Janet Jackson for Auckland Janet Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas and 50 Cent are just three of the headline acts set to take Western Springs by storm this November, when ZM’s Friday Jams Live event returns to Auckland. Last year, the show saw nearly 30,000 people pack Western Springs Stadium to see Usher, Salt-n-Pepa, Eve and Naughty by Nature perform – and this year’s line up promises to be even more popular. Jackson will touch down in New Zealand for her first live show since 1998’s Velvet Rope Tour at Mt Smart Stadium, promising to perform all her biggest hits, including Together Again, Nasty and That’s the Way Love Goes.


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Nine bodies hanging from an overpass in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. Uruapan is where Mexico’s drug war first erupted in 2006. What followed were eight years of terror in Michoacan, until farmers and ranchers rose up in an armed vigilante movement to drive La Familia and its successor cartel, the Caballero’s Templarios, out of the state. Hipólito Mora, one of the original founders of the vigilante movement, said the violence is worse than ever and he wants the army to come back to Michoacan to help battle the cartels. The state attorney general said the killings appeared to be part of a turf war. Meanwhile, in another part of Mexico, an angry crowd beat and hanged seven suspected kidnappers, leaving some of their bodies dangling from trees, the national Human Rights Commission said. The Puebla state government said police and soldiers were sent to the area to try to stop the attack, but villagers from

AP Hong Kong is seeking to reassure visitors to the city after several countries issued travel safety warnings related to ongoing pro-democracy protests. An email attributed to an unidentified government spokesman conceded recent road blockages and confrontations between police and protesters had caused inconveniences, but said they were confined to limited areas. It said the government and the travel in-

the hamlets of Tepexco and Cohuecan kept them from intervening. Late Thursday, authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz reported that four dismembered male bodies had been found in 15 bags left along highways near the state’s border with Puebla. Veracruz is another battleground between the Jalisco cartel and other criminal groups. For years, Mexican cartels had seemed loath to draw attention to themselves with mass public displays of bodies. But the Jalisco gang, which has gained a reputation for directly challenging authorities, appears to have returned to showy killings as a way to intimidate rivals. Homicides dropped for a few years between 2012 and 2015, and many thought Mexico’s drug war was winding down. But homicides surged again last year and Mexico now has more murders than it did during the peak year of killings in 2011.

dustry were working to minimise disruptions to visitors. The Hong Kong government on Thursday said tourist arrivals dropped 26 per cent at the end of last month compared to last year and were continuing to fall in August. Commerce Secretary Edward Yau Tangwah said 22 countries and regions, including the US, have issued travel warnings for Hong Kong. More protests are planned for this weekend including at the city’s bustling international airport.

Left – Hong Kong is facing its most severe situation since its handover from British rule in 1997 following weeks of demonstrations. PHOTO AP


Concerned mother had called police about son A lawyer for the family of the man charged in the El Paso Walmart shooting rampage said the man’s mother contacted police weeks before the rampage out of concern that her son had a rifle. Dallas lawyer Chris Ayres confirmed that the call was made to police in Allen, a Dallas suburb. He declined to give details, but he and fellow lawyer R Jack Ayres told CNN that Patrick Crusius’ mother contacted the Allen Police Department to ask about an “AK” type firearm Crusius owned.

Bodies removed Coffins carrying the remains of two teenage serial killers were loaded into police vehicles overnight just hours after the discovery of their bodies in dense bush. The corpses believed to belong to Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, were found on Wednesday morning. The military scale manhunt led police on a 3000km chase across three provinces and a painstaking search of more than 11,000sq km of swampy, insect and predator infested bush. The suspects’ bodies were found approximately 1km from where police found items – including a sleeping bag – “directly linked” to the pair and 8km from where they ditched and burned their getaway car. – NZME

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Bodies left as warning Mexican police found nine bodies hanging from an overpass Thursday alongside a drug cartel banner threatening rivals, and seven more corpses hacked up and dumped by the road nearby. Just down the road were three more bodies, for a total of 19. The killing spree, reported by prosecutors in the western state of Michoacan, marked a return to the grisly massacres carried out by drug cartels at the height of Mexico’s 2006-2012 drug war, when piles of bodies were dumped on roadways as a message to authorities and rival gangs. Two of the bodies hung by ropes from the overpass by their necks, half naked, and one of the dismembered bodies was a woman, Michoacan Attorney General Adrián López Solís said at a news conference. The victims in the city of Uruapan had been shot to death. Some were hung with their hands bound, some with their pants pulled down. While the banner was not completely legible, it bore the initials of the notoriously violent Jalisco drug cartel, and mentioned the Viagras, a rival gang. “Be a patriot, kill a Viagra,” the banner read in part. “This kind of public, theatrical violence, where you don’t just kill, but you brag about killing, is meant to intimidate rivals and send a message to the authorities,” said Mexico security analyst Alejandro Hope. “This kind of cynical impunity has been increasing in Michoacan,” Hope added. In one particularly brazen attack in May, a convoy of pickups and SUVs openly marked with the letters CJNG – the Spanish initials of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel – drove through the Michoacan city of Zamora at night, shooting up police vehicles and killing or wounding several officers.

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During the call, she was transferred to a public safety officer who told her that her son, 21, was legally allowed to purchase the weapon, according to CNN. Police did not seek any additional information from her before the call concluded, the lawyers claimed. Sgt Jon Felty, Allen police spokesman, said there was no record of such a call and he wasn’t aware of such a call. Allen is a Dallas suburb about 933 kilometres east of El Paso. Crusius’ court-appointed lawyer says he will do everything he can to ensure his client is not executed.

Crusius has been charged with capital murder in state court for the Saturday massacre, and may face federal hate-crime charges that could also come with a death sentence if he’s convicted. Lawyer Mark Stevens said that he “will use every legal tool available to me to prevent” Crusius from being put to death. Stevens, a veteran criminal defence lawyer from San Antonio, said he will only represent Crusius in state court and declined to comment further on the case. A judge appointed him earlier this week. Crusius is accused of killing 22 people on Saturday in El Paso.

The Washington Post reported that none of the eight El Paso victims still being treated in hospital consented to a visit by President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the Trumps met with “victims of the tragedy while at the hospital”. However, the Post reports that they met with two victims who had already been discharged and returned to the University Medical Centre with their families to meet with the president. While the eight victims did not meet with the Trumps, they did allow visits from other Democratic officials. Ryan Mielke, spokesperson for the University Medical Centre in El Paso said that the patients were under no obligation to meet the president. – NZME

US Latinos in fear After 22 people were shot to death at a Walmart in El Paso last weekend, a Florida retiree found herself imagining how her grandchildren could be killed. A daughter of Ecuadorean immigrants cried alone in her car. A Texas lawyer bought a gun to defend his family. Latinos in interviews this week said they felt deeply shaken at the idea that radicalised white nationalism seemed to have placed them — at least for one bloody weekend — in its crosshairs. For a number of Latinos across the United States, the shooting attack in El Paso felt like a turning point, calling into question everything they thought they knew about their place in American society. – NZME

‘Shut 8chan site down’ 8chan creator says “shut the site down”. Fredrick Brennan was getting ready for church at his home in the Philippines when the news of a mass shooting in El Paso arrived. His response was immediate and instinctive. “Whenever I hear about a mass shooting, I say, ‘All right, we have to research if there’s an 8chan connection,’ “ he said. Brennan started the online message board 8chan in 2013, as a spinoff of 4chan, the better-known message board. Now, 8chan is known as something else: a megaphone for mass shooters, and a recruiting platform for violent white nationalists. And Brennan, who stopped working with the site’s current owner last year, is calling for it to be taken offline before it leads to further violence.  – NZME

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70,000 Air NZ customers caught in By Grant Bradley NZME

Air New Zealand has told about 70,000 Airpoints members some of their personal information has been caught in a phishing scam. While Airpoints accounts, passwords and credit card details were not accessed, the airline says some information relating to membership profiles may have been compromised. “We’re sorry to advise that some of your personal information may have been affected by a recent phishing incident relating to two Air New Zealand staff accounts,” the airline’s regional general manager, loyalty and customer direct Jeremy O’Brien said in an email to members. The airline’s loyalty scheme has about two million members and it says it has proactively contacted a “limited’’ number – around 3.5 per cent of its membership. The Privacy Commissioner’s office said it had been notified by the airline of the issue on July 31. An airline spokeswoman said yesterday it had received confirmation on Thursday of the customers potentially affected by this issue and had communicated directly with them. “We have notified the relevant regulatory bodies. Unfortunately,

malicious attacks of this nature are becoming more common around the world and we apologise to our customers for any inconvenience,’’ she said. O’Brien said the airline had secured the two affected accounts and was conducting a thorough investigation. “We’re also focused on further hardening our security processes to help prevent any similar incidents from happening in the future,” he said. It is warning members to look out for phishing emails over the next few months. It says it would never ask you for credit card details or login information in an email and says anyone with further questions to email The airline has also issued the following advice on how to spot phishing emails: ■■ Phishing scams can be very sophisticated. If your personal information was exposed in this recent incident, it could possibly be used to create authentic-looking hoax emails. They could include your name and your Airpoints number, for example. ■■ Be cautious of emails: – That appear to be from Air

New Zealand, but are not from one of our mailing addresses which usually end in, airnewzealand. or – Make urgent appeals for fast action – Ask you to make an online payment – Include attachments that may contain viruses – Contain links to sites that are malicious or unsavoury ■■ If the email seems to be from someone you trust but is asking you to make an unusual financial transaction, call or text the real sender to check. ■■ If you think you have been sent a phishing email, delete it immediately. For more information on phishing emails visit CERT NZ, the New Zealand Government’s cyber security advisory service, or Netsafe NZ.

Users of British Airways’ website were diverted to a fraudulent site. Through this false site, details of about 500,000 customers were harvested by the attackers, Last year Cathay Pacific said

Airlines have enormous data bases of customers and are a prime target for phishing and hacking. Earlier this year British Airways was fined $360 million for last year’s breach of its security systems.

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Tourism boom apparently over By Grant Bradley NZME

Agriculture, forestry and other land use may be responsible for 23 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but food waste is also a major culprit, according to a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. From 2010-2016, global food loss and waste contributed 8-10 per cent of total anthropogenic GHG emissions and currently 25-30 per cent of total food produced is lost or wasted, the IPCC said in its latest report on climate change and land. “Causes of food loss and waste differ substantially between developed and developing countries, as well as between regions. Reducing this loss and waste would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve food security,” it said.


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New Zealanders throw away 157,389 tonnes of food a year, according to Love Food Hate Waste in Aotearoa, an initiative spearheaded by 60 local councils. That is equivalent to 271 jumbo jets of food that must go somewhere to rot, instead of being eaten, it said, adding the food is worth about $1.17 billion each year. Government data shows New Zealand retail spending on grocery items, specialist food, liquor, and food and beverage services totalled $35.77 billion in the year ended March 31, more than a third of all retail spending. According to the IPCC, tackling climate change needs policies that operate across the entire food system. Policies that reduce

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“They realise that this strong growth couldn’t continue forever. It’s a breather, a chance to reassess and deal with some of the challenges of growth.’’ New Zealand’s second biggest market, China, had slipped and arrivals could drop by as much as 10 per cent this year. Chinese holiday arrivals in the year to May had fallen by 7.4 per cent to 316,000. Spending by Chinese last year was up 14 per cent to nearly $1.7b. “The timing is a little unfortunate given that it is the New Zealand-China Year of Tourism,’’ Roberts said.


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The chief executive of TIA, Chris Roberts, said there had been signs for some time that the boom was cooling. “The peak in the New Zealand tourism boom was about two years ago. We’re now down to 2 per cent and we’re probably going to come pretty close to zero at some point this year but we’re not going backwards.’’ Importantly, spending by visitors was now growing more quickly than tourist numbers – up 3 per cent in the past year. Roberts said the industry seemed to be taking a very mature approach to the slowdown.


About 70.000 Air New Zealand Airpoints members have had some of their personal information caught in a phishing scam.

New Zealand’s tourism boom is over, with warnings that growth could fall to zero over the next year and have a wide impact on the economy. While tourism is still growing, the rate of growth has fallen sharply from 12 per cent two years ago to 2 per cent now, and the important Australian and Chinese markets are both down in the past four weeks. Chinese arrivals in New Zealand have slipped sharply during the past year, despite Chinese travel to other parts of the world – apart from the United States – continuing to soar. The tourism sector has outstripped dairy as New Zealand’s single biggest foreign exchange earner, last year topping $16.2 billion, and the industry is a major employer. Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) figures show 365,000 people were directly or indirectly employed in the sector – about 13 per cent of the workforce. Air New Zealand has had to reduce profit expectations because of weakening tourist numbers and an analyst has warned that the country’s main gateway, Auckland Airport, could see its earnings suffer in coming years.

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Craig Dwyer is a rugby coach on a mission to give the people of football-mad Chile easier access to rugby. Erin Tasker reports.


rowing up playing rugby in South Africa, Craig Dwyer had every opportunity available to him when it came to the sport he loved. When he moved to New Zealand a few years ago to grow his rugby knowledge and abilities, again, he found everything he needed to make that happen. But on a trip to Chile a couple of years ago, Dwyer’s eyes were well and truly opened to the fact that not everyone was so lucky. In Chile he found there was plenty of passion for rugby and people were keen to play and learn, but that was easier said than done. There just isn’t the money, the facilities, or the equipment in football-mad countries like Chile, that there is in rugby-mad countries like New Zealand and Australia. So, the Ashburton-based rugby coach decided to do something about it and in October he will board a plane bound for Chile, with plans to stay there until January offering his rugby coaching expertise

to rugby clubs and players who wanted it through a series of coaching clinics. Dwyer’s first taste of Chile came two years ago, when he headed there with his Chilean girlfriend to meet her family. But, being the rugby mad bloke he is, he was keen to incorporate a bit of rugby into the trip. What he found, though, surprised him. There were 18,500 registered rugby players in Chile, but it was a different world from what Dwyer was used to. He said the moment he realised he wanted to do something to make a difference was at a training session with a club he was helping out at. Players were up a tree hanging a temporary spotlight to shine light down on the paddock that sometimes doubled as their training ground. “And the balls they were using were smoother than a used-car salesman, it was like a bar of soap,” Dwyer said. It was something that remained on his mind after he returned to New Zealand,

so he decided to try and do something about it. And he is hoping the people of his adopted home town might give him a hand to do that. Dwyer put a call out for Mid Cantabrians to donate any old rugby boots they no longer need, which he would find new homes for in Chile. That is just part of

his grand plan though and to make it all happen he is hoping for a bit of financial backing. Rugby training equipment isn’t easy to come by in Chile, so he is looking to source gear to use to help with coaching while he is there, which he then plans to donate to clubs at the end of the trip when

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HOW TO HELP Got old rugby boots to donate? They can be dropped off at the Hampstead Rugby Club and the Mid Cantebury Rugby Union. Want to help financially? Check out Dwyer’s Givealittle page – Rugby Development Clinics in Chile.

Craig Dwyer is heading to Chile in October and he’s hoping to have a whole heap of pre-loved Mid Canterbury rugby boots to take with him. PHOTOS ERIN TASKER 050819-ET-0008

he returns home. Home, for Dwyer, is now firmly in New Zealand. When the next club rugby season rolls around, he will be back in a coaching role for the Hampstead seniors. And he is happy. Dwyer first came to New Zealand in 2012, as many had done before him, to

chase a rugby dream. He first settled in Invercargill, where he made two big mistakes straight away. The first stemmed from a decision while in transit in Australia, to change the uncomfortable trousers he’d worn and instead put some shorts on. The moment he stepped off the plane into a biting

cold Southland wind, he realised his first mistake. The second mistake? The shorts he purchased at the airport and wore for the rest of the journey were Australian rugby shorts, an error that was very quickly pointed out to him upon his arrival in New Zealand. But Dwyer quickly fell in love with New Zealand and the next year he moved slightly further north to Ashburton, where he played a season of rugby for Hampstead. He then moved to Auckland, but returned to Ashburton at the start of 2018 and has spent the past two years coaching the Hampstead seniors. The move to New Zealand was all about rugby and it has been everything he’d hoped it would be. “I was in a director of rugby role back in SA and in that final year we won two championships with the club I had been with for many years, and I wanted a change and to learn more about the game, so I came here for a holiday and fell in love with it and never looked back,” he said. Too many injuries meant his playing days were probably now behind him and it was coaching where he really saw his future. As well as the Hampstead seniors, Dwyer has been the assistant coach of the Mid Canterbury A side for the past two seasons, alongside head coach Pete Manson. Dwyer simply loves rugby. It has given him so much and he loves passing on what he has learned to others.

“I love being around the game. I just want to try and put myself in the game as much as I can.” Dwyer’s grand plan for the rest of 2019 doesn’t just stop with Chile either. During his time coaching Hampstead, Dwyer said he’d discovered a lot about the challenges that rugby players faced growing up in the Pacific Islands. So he is planning on following this year’s mission to Chile with one to the Pacific Islands next year. For now though, his focus is on Chile. He finished up at his day job last week, in order to give all of his attention to the project he is so passionate about. He arranged for equipment that isn’t so easy to come by in Chile, like tackle bags and pads, to be shipped there ahead of his arrival, and is hoping to have built up a decent collection of old boots by the time he departs. He plans to clean up the donated boots and get some boot bags and mouthguards so he can make up bags to hand out to players he meets during the time he’d spend based in and around Santiago. Anyone wanting to help out by donating any old boots in good condition can do so by dropping them at collection points, which includes the Hampstead Rugby Club and the Mid Cantebury Rugby Union, while anyone wanting to offer financial support can check out Dwyer’s Givealittle page – Rugby Development Clinics in Chile. Dwyer also has a Facebook page where people can follow his journey, called Rugby Vision Outreach Programme.

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Our birthday, but your celebrations Y

ou’ve got to celebrate milestones when they come around, because who knows just how many more there might be, so make the most of them. Next month this little old daily newspaper from a rural corner of New Zealand turns 140. Yes, that’s right, 140 years old. That’s more than 40,000 editions of the newspaper, delivered across the district – keeping you, the community, informed in the best possible way that we can. There of course have been variations, major changes and even new looks, but at the end of each day this newspaper has always tried to stay true to its original purpose which was to bring the news to the people of

the Ashburton District. The news that matters to them. It’s something we are proud of being able to say we’ve achieved. Sure, there have been times when it wouldn’t have been easy and times when discussions were probably held about throwing the towel in and packing it all up, but thanks to the support of some key people, particularly the Bell family, this paper has been

able to stay strong for nearly 140 years. While temptation to follow suit of so many others and become a part of the big corporate framework that is the New Zealand newspaper scene, we’ve remained independent, which has ensured we have never once been shackled in what we’ve wanted to say. Not many are aware of it, but this newspaper that you’re reading right now is the only fully-owned independent newspaper in New Zealand – a remarkable feat in itself. So, we want to celebrate. And everyone is invited to take part in our celebrations. There’s a special edition of the Guardian being planned for our

birthday on Friday, September 27, but we want the community’s involvement. We are on the hunt for some people who have been with us for a huge chunk of the 140-year journey, someone who might have been reading the paper since their younger years and still does to this day, or an advertiser who’s been proud to be on our pages for decades. These are the sorts of people who we want to fill our special birthday publication with, people around Mid Canterbury who have a story to tell about this newspaper. Thousands of employees have walked through the doors of the business over the years, some, myself included, have even

come back after some time away. Again, we want to hear your memories of your time with us. You might have delivered the paper as an after-school job or worked as a part of the print team before its relocation, again, we want to hear from you. Instead of us sitting here in the office and telling you everything we know about the history of the Guardian, we’d much rather let you tell the story yourselves. So, get in touch. Flick me an email, give me a call, or even drop into the office and tell us your memories and stories about the Ashburton Guardian. You’ll be helping us celebrate what we consider to be a long and proud tradition of delivering news to this district.

executed; Nichols was convicted of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to life in prison). In 2004, a boat carrying Dominican migrants seeking a better life in Puerto Rico drifted back to almost the same spot where the voyage began nearly two weeks earlier; at least 55 of the 86 people on board had died. In 2006, British authorities announced they had thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up 10 aircraft heading to the US using explosives smuggled in hand luggage. In 2008, at the Beijing Olympics,

Michael Phelps began his long march toward eight gold medals by winning the 400-metre individual medley in 4:03.84 — smashing his own world record. Ten years ago: A double truck bombing tore through the village of a small Shiite ethnic minority near Mosul, Iraq, killing at least 28 people. Five years ago: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country’s new president, Fouad Massoum, of violating the constitution (al-Maliki stepped down three days later). One year ago: Richard Russell, a

29-year-old airline ground agent, stole a commercial plane from Sea-Tac International Airport near Seattle; he flew for 75 minutes, performing dangerous stunts while being chased by military jets before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound, killing himself. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Rhonda Fleming is 96. Actor James Reynolds is 73. Rock singer-musician Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) is 72. Singer Patti Austin is 69. Actor Daniel Hugh Kelly is 67. Actress Rosanna Arquette is 60. Actor Antonio Banderas is 59. Rock musician

Jon Farriss (INXS) is 58. Singer Julia Fordham is 57. Singer Neneh Cherry is 55. Boxer Riddick Bowe is 52. Actor Sean Blakemore is 52. Country singer Jennifer Hanson is 46. Rhythmand-blues singer Nikki Bratcher (Divine) is 39. Actor Charley Koontz is 32. Actor Lucas Till is 29. Reality TV star Kylie Jenner is 22. Actor Jeremy Maguire is 8. Thought for today: “A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, American author (1809-1894).  – AP

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Saturday, August 10, the 222nd day of 2019. There are 143 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On August 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the US Supreme Court. On this date: In 1840, British assert sovereignty as French head for Akaroa. HMS Britomart arrived at Akaroa, on Banks Peninsula, a week before a shipload of French colonists landed there. The ship’s captain raised the Union Jack to confirm British sovereignty over the area. In 1861, Confederate forces routed Union troops in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek in Missouri, the first major engagement of the Civil War west of the Mississippi River. In 1921, Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello. In 1944, during World War Two, American forces overcame remaining Japanese resistance on Guam. In 1945, a day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Imperial Japan conveyed its willingness to surrender provided the status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged. (The Allies responded the next day, saying they would determine the Emperor’s future status.) In 1969, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of Charles Manson’s cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four other people were slain. In 1991, nine Buddhists were found slain at their temple outside Phoenix, Arizona. (Two teenagers were later arrested; one was sentenced to life in prison, while the other received 281 years.) In 1995, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were charged with 11 counts in the Oklahoma City bombing (McVeigh was convicted of murder and


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’ve been threatened many times as a principal, and it’s not of the physical threat type, though that has happened twice. No, the most common method is if I don’t get what I want, I will take it higher or public, or both. So I’m in a quandary because the auditor appointed to produce our annual accounts by May 31 hasn’t delivered and I am really not bothered by that, but if it was me who hadn’t produced a report that is a legal requirement then I bet I would have been threatened with “next steps” action. Should I publicly name this Timaru-based company that begins with a guy’s name that rhymes with fartin’ and ends with a name similar to snakefield, or should I just not worry about it? It brings back memories of the day I used a floppy disk as a desk jockey’s way of giving a faceless organisation the proverbial middle finger salute. Back in the day when I was a teaching principal at Maruia School, Buller District, I had to send in a bus audit for the school. Now the entire valley consisted of only 70 houses and the school sat in the middle. The bus would pick up and drop off one half of the valley kids and then do the other half. It just drove up and

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down one road making it the world’s most simple bus run. Every year the exact same information was sent to the contractor who passed it on to the ministry. So right in the middle of all of my other duties I got the request to fill out pages of questions and a map that located where each and every pick up/drop off point was. Naturally it was ignored as its importance to me and the children was minimal. Weeks went by and I didn’t do anything about it, then I got a reminder letter. I ignored it and another month went by when I got a phone call. The very serious and earnest person wanted to know why they hadn’t received this life-saving information about where 32 children get on the bus. I said it was on my “eventually” list and only once I had had a donut and coffee. This didn’t go across very well and the polite pencil pusher decided to remind me that there were consequences for not

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completing this world-changing questionnaire. Of course I had to ask what would be the punishment – any boy does. It’s better to know how severe the punishment is before going ahead with the rule breaking behaviour anyway. Well, I was in for a treat! There were two serious, serious, very serious consequences, said pious box ticker. First, the school may have its operation funding withheld at the next quarterly instalment date. No worries, I replied, we actually have enough in the account to last a year, so that won’t worry us. Then, the second would be the tabling of the school’s name in Parliament! Oh yes, please! That would be the pinnacle of my career! You see no-one knew where our school was. Could you imagine the leader of the opposition thumping the bench in front of them and demanding the member for Buller explain why Maruia School had not submitted an Excel spreadsheet and a map showing where a little 28-seater bus trundles along State Highway 63! Our school would be world famous in Wellington. I actually laughed when told this consequence, much to the disgust of the uptight bus auditor. Then I relented and agreed to supply the data, which was to

be on an Excel spreadsheet and emailed. So in a fit of passive aggression I opened up the oldest computer in the school – an Apple Mac LCII. I loved these machines, they took floppy disks and we still had them in the school. I then proceeded to open Appleworks and create a spreadsheet. It was saved on to the floppy and safely posted by horse and cart over the Lewis Pass and on to Christchurch. I giggled every now and then thinking of the righteous bus master gleefully opening the parcel, knowing they had finally got their way, only to discover a floppy disk. Haha! The Big Kahuna of Maruia strikes again! So not surprisingly, there was a phone call later that week. I ignored it, because by then I had created a spreadsheet and had it waiting to email. A few days later I did send it with a map, that I had added some special features to. There was a sign post showing which way to Parliament and a tiny picture of The Magic Schoolbus – with me as the driver. Peter Livingstone is the principal of Tinwald School. The views expressed in this column are his and do not represent the views of his school, the Ashburton Guardian or the Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association.

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All dressed up and ready to play A team of brightly dressed young Ashburton netball players, who go by the name the Borough Tactix, headed to Christchurch recently to play in Christchurch Netball Centre’s annual Rainbow Tournament at Hagley Park. The tournament was a fun day out for all, contested by teams aged from Year 3, through to Year 8. PHOTO DANIELLE PAYNE

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College seal the top spot

Chasing junior honours




With no game for almost the last month, it’s a case of anything could happen, but Ashburton Barbarians coach, Steve Gamble is hopeful that his side have done all they can to prepare for semi-final rugby league today at Robilliard Park. Defaults have left the Ashburton-based side severely lacking in the game time department ahead of this week, so the challenge – heading into the business end of the season – has been to ensure that the group are as physically ready as possible for when they take to the field. “We’ve put in some pretty strong training efforts, probably running at about 80-90 per cent contact, just getting players used to being tackled and tackling again. “It’s not ideal, but it’s what has happened so we’ve had to deal with it and do what we can. “I have to say though, I couldn’t be happier with the way the guys have dug in over the past few weeks to get themselves ready for the challenge. “Everyone has been dedicated and no-one has needed any encouragement to get themselves up for a knockout match.” Today they meet Woolston, and you probably couldn’t pick a better match-up. The two sides have met on three occasions throughout the season and Ashburton have picked up a win, suffered a defeat and fought out a draw with their rivals. “They’re a good side, we’ve had some really good battles with them, but all the previous stuff goes out the window this time around. “They’ll bring a big crowd along with them and they’ll be pretty vocal so we’re hoping we can get a good crowd on the sideline to cheer the boys on because they really feed off that noise from the side.”

The Ashburton Barbarians league team will take on Woolston in semi-final action in Ashburton today. Gamble said the focus had been trying to nullify the likely situation where the Barbarians might be a little rusty through the early exchanges before they find their feet. So, the intention is to put it all on the ground early on in the

match and to try and take it to Woolston inside the early parts of the game and get on top that way. “If we can do that, I think we’ll be in a good position. “We need to be really going at them for the first half to try and

ensure that if we blow out in the second half that we’ve done what we need to do.” While pleased to be in the knockout stage of the season, finishing as the third top side, Gamble said the team wanted to ensure their season ran another


week by getting through today’s game so they could really have a crack at the grand final. “That’d be the ultimate. “I know that we’ve got the team to do it – it’s just a case of getting out there and getting the job done.”

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College A’s Poppy Kilworth reaches for a pass during her side’s win over Celtic A on Thursday night.



College A take top spot By Erin Tasker

College A finished the Mid Canterbury Netball premier one round robin in fine fashion on Thursday night to ensure they headed into the finals as the firm favourites. A huge start by the young school side put them out to a big early lead against the defending champion Celtic A side, which set them up for a 33-18 win that put them well and truly in the top spot on the ladder. The only team not to have been beaten in the season’s third and final championship round, College A finished on 20 competition points, seven points clear of second placed Celtic A, while Hampstead A’s 30-21 win over Mt Somers on Thursday night put them into third spot heading into the semi-finals. The fourth and final semi-final spot went the way of United A, despite the Claire Tappin-coached side going down in a nail-biter on Thursday night, 23-22 to Methven A. The results mean that College A will play United A in one semi-final next week, while Celtic A will play Hampstead A, with Methven

A finishing one point outside the top four. The bonus point that United A picked up for finishing within three in that last game against Methven gave them the edge, although had the two finished tied on points United A would have been the team to go through anyway, due to a superior goal difference. Thursday night’s win was just Methven A’s second of the round, and although it wasn’t enough to sneak them into the semi-finals, coach Maree Firth was happy with the performance. “We wanted to play with pride, Methven netball is about that, and we just wanted to show that we could do it,” Firth said. Methven were forced to play the first half without the services of shooter Leanne Clemens, who got a bleeding nose just before the game started, which kept her off the court until half-time. Despite that, Methven seemed to have an edge for much of the game, with United having to do more of the chasing in what was a tight game from start to finish. For Celtic A though, it was a different story, with their final round opposition – College A – making

a fast start for the second week running. By half-time they led 19-8, but Celtic A are not a side to lie down and they came back strong in the third quarter, going on a 7-1 run to bring it back to 20-15 before College A settled back into their work. College A coach Kaye Kennedy said the fact that her players man-

that’s not great against a side like College,” Leadley said. “I have to really acknowledge their goal shooter, when you’re playing a team with a shooter like that at the back … it was quite exciting, at one point she missed two goals and we rebounded them.” That shooter was Hayley Tallentire, and she was one of the

I have to really acknowledge their goal shooter, when you’re playing a team with a shooter like that at the back . . .

aged to stop that third quarter roll and regain their composure, was pleasing. “I was very proud of the way they played. “It was a real battle,” Kennedy said. Celtic A coach Ange Leadley took nothing away from College A. “We let them get out to a strong start so we were chasing, and

competition’s steadiest and most consistent, whereas on Thursday night, Celtic A struggled at times. Leadley said her side actually put up one more shot than College A, in the 15-goal loss. While Celtic A had gone through last season unbeaten to claim the premier one title, this season College A have had the edge. Celtic A came back to land a last-minute goal to see their

round one encounter end in a draw, but round two and round three have well and truly belonged to College. Their performances mean they are now the team to beat, while down the other end of the points table is Mt Somers, a team that finished the third and final round without a win. They took on Hampstead A on Thursday night and things were tight early on, with Hampstead holding a 11-5 lead at the end of the first quarter, before Mt Somers won the second quarter to close the gap to 14-11 at half time. But Hampstead A held firm and took the win to set up a semi-final showdown with Celtic A – a side they beat back at the start of the round. Meanwhile, in premier two, the semi-finalists have already been found going into the final games of round three. Top contenders Celtic B and Southern A were again in winning form, with Celtic B downing College B 36-24 and Southern A beating Methven B 48-20. The night’s other game between Celtic C and Hampstead B went the way of Hampstead B 29-24.


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Mat Bassett sends another one down the mat in Pukekohe.


Ready for the battle ahead By Matt Markham

He’s seen a bit of the countryside in the past week but all Ashburton indoor bowler, Mat Bassett will be hoping to see come the end of today is a good result in the inter-Island test match when the South Island takes on their North

Island counterparts in Pukekohe. Bassett has been in the North Island since last Friday, trekking around the top half of the Island and playing bowls against various districts and regions as part of the tour. But the preparation has all been about today, where they will take

on the North Island in a three-set day of play to determine the winner. Playing lead in the men’s triples, Bassett’s week has consisted of games against Northland, North Harbour and Roskill and Districts combined, Auckland, Waikato and King Country combined,

Taranaki and North Taranaki combined, Tauranga, Thames Valley and Counties. Bassett’s triples side has played 24 matches during the tour, winning 18 of their matches, drawing one and losing five. He is playing alongside South Otago’s Robert Wilson and Can-

terbury’s James Sullivan. Today they play three matches throughout the day over three sessions of play, with the winners in individual disciplines being awarded medals, while both teams compete for the overall prize and Island bragging rights for the next 12 months.



Munro blasts into the record books

Lynn steals Baz’ thunder



Black Caps star Colin Munro has created history in a bizarre contest in the Global T20 Canada tournament. Munro blasted the fastest 50 in tournament history – and the 12th fastest of all-time – as he took just 15 balls to reach the milestone for the Brampton Wolves against the Vancouver Knights in a qualifier for the finals. However, he also created a much stranger cricketing quirk – being the only player to reach double digits, and scoring a remarkable 60 per cent of Brampton’s runs. Chasing a revised target of 181 in 16 overs for victory, Munro arrived at the crease in the second over and immediately tore into the Vancouver bowlers. With his team-mates standing and watching at the other end, Munro brought up his 15-ball 50, hitting more sixes (six) than dot balls (four). Munro added 61 for the second wicket with Lendl Simmons – who scored three – and when he was eventually dismissed for 62 from 25 balls, Brampton were at 82-4 after 7.2 overs, and still a chance at claiming an unlikely victory. However, Munro was the only player who could score runs. He hit 11 boundaries, with the rest of the team combining for three. Only fellow Black Cap Ish Sodhi managed to also clear the rope, and Sodhi’s contribu-

Colin Munro found form at the right time for the Wolves.

tion – nine runs at number nine – was the second-best score of the innings. As a result, they tumbled to 103 all out in the 14th over, with Munro not only going into the Canadian cricket record books, but also probably now holding some unwanted Twenty20 records for one player’s dominance of an innings. Munro’s 50 wasn’t even his quickest T20 half-century. He hit the Black Caps’ fastest 50, taking just

14 balls to reach the milestone against Sri Lanka in 2016. He shares the record for fastest T20 50 by a New Zealander alongside Kieran Noema-Barnett, who also took 14 balls to reach the mark for Central Districts against Otago in 2010. Munro will have another chance to set records, with his Brampton side set to play against the Winnipeg Hawks this weekend, with the winner meeting Vancouver in the competition finale.

Brendon McCullum’s retirement from all forms of cricket was met with heartfelt tributes and accolades from around the world – and then there is Chris Lynn. The Aussie slugger, a former team-mate of McCullum’s at the Brisbane Heat, stole the spotlight away from the fitting praise heading the way of the former Kiwi skipper with a cheeky Twitter post. Lynn’s post of two urinals in a public toilet appeared to poke fun of the Black Caps keeper’s pocket-sized stature. The 37-year-old may have never been a physically intimidating presence out in the middle, but his stature in the annals of cricket history speaks for itself. The culture McCullum famously helped forge in creating a new identity for the New Zealand cricket team remains the envy of the cricket world. Current captain Kane Williamson has picked up where McCullum left off with the Black Caps again emerging as the most admired and humble side on the planet following the heartbreaking World Cup final draw.

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Big challenge ahead It’s out of the frying pan and straight into the fire for the Mid Canterbury Heartland side as they take on Canterbury B at the Ashburton Showgrounds this afternoon. Seven days after making it through the first assignment of the season with a tidy victory over neighbours Ellesmere, the prospect of taking on some of the big brothers from up the road isn’t a challenge lost on the team and their management crew. But despite the expected increase in opposition, there’s nothing too much that’s going to change in the way that Mid Canterbury approach the match, with coach Dale Palmer keen to see the platform put in place last weekend, extended again this afternoon. “We’ve stepped it up this week, without a doubt – we’ve really driven up the level of intensity to try and get the team ready for the match this weekend because it’s another notch up on the Ellesmere game,” Palmer said. “But the boys have handled the week well, they’ve been really impressive actually. “We’ve got our structures and plans in place and there’s been a lot of work go in to try and get those into the minds of the players and they’ve bought into the challenge well.” Palmer and his coaching partner, Jason Rickard, have been able to gain some fluency with a largely similar squad to what took to the field last week, but a few new faces to the mix add some real interest. Two new loan players have joined the mix, both from Canterbury and both front-row options. Joel Leo is back in the mix having last year made the New Zealand Heartland Under 19 side. He played for High School Old Boys in the Christchurch competition this season. Vili Maake is the other new name into the team, from Shirley. Mid Canterbury will start today’s match with the same back line which ran out against Ellesmere, but Palmer said they’d be

Hansen talking up Wallabies NZME

Mid Canterbury tackles Canterbury B today in their second pre-season match. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN

looking to throw a few players into the mix a little earlier this week to see how they handled things. Up front things are a little different. Tom Heywood and Jackson Donlan will be joined by loan player Sorby Sorvea in the front row, while Kody Nordqvist replaces Eric Duff and joins Matt Bentley in the locks, the loose forward trio of Tevita Ula, Seta Koroitamana and Jon Dampney remains the same. Sam Madden, a former Tasman age group representative, has been listed in the side as well. A strong running No. 8 with

plenty of experience, he adds another dimension to an already strong Mid Canterbury back row. Palmer said that they were under no illusions that Canterbury B would be in town for a quiet hit-out, but he said his side was up for the challenge. “Sometimes, it’s not about the result at the end of the day, it’s more about getting those structures right and doing what we’ve set out to do. “One big thing this week has been work on our exit strategies and making sure we are executing them well which, with the predicted weather, will be a big part of the game this week.”

The game kicks off at 2.30pm at the Ashburton Showgrounds.

MID CANTERBURY Mid Canterbury team: Tom Heywood, Jackson Donlan, Sorby Sorvea, Kody Nordqvist, Matt Bentley, Tevita Ula, Seta Koroitamana, Jon Dampney, Will Mackenzie, Tyler Burgess, Lima Savainea, Tyler Blackburn, Josh McAtamney, Timoci Nabakeke, Matt McAtamney. Reserves: Joel Leo, Adam Williamson, Vili Maake, Manasa Bari, Sam Madden, Angus Lindsay, Cory Sinclair, Tom Blyth, Nete Caucau, Tim Lawn.

With all the talk of an experimental All Black loose forward mix featuring the Ardie Savea and Sam Cane double act – ‘Sane’?, ‘Sardie’? – and the continuation of the dual playmaker strategy, it’s perhaps easy for attention to wander from the front row and set piece battle brewing in Perth. That it will be a battle is obvious – it’s a test match and a Bledisloe Cup one – and there have been enough hints throughout the week here from the All Blacks to make it reasonably clear that this will be a particular area of focus for them as they seek to provide a platform to take their running game to the next level. After studying the Wallabies’ loss to the Springboks in South Africa, and narrow win over Argentina in Brisbane, the All Blacks have spoken enthusiastically of their admiration for the home side’s scrum and lineout. In fact, they have done it so frequently – starting with hooker Dane Coles and continuing with assistant coach Ian Foster and finishing with head coach Steve Hansen that it’s difficult to escape the feeling that the All Blacks are setting Michael Cheika’s men up for something approaching a punchline. Hansen followed the formula when announcing his side to face the Wallabies at Optus Stadium and was unable to resist the temptation to send French referee Jerome Garces a pointed reminder that perhaps the Wallabies’ scrummaging success hasn’t come entirely legally. “I’ve always thought they have a lot of talent and they don’t necessarily get the credit for what they do or how they play,” Hansen said of the Wallabies in general. “They play us a lot. If you look at the last 10 years they’ve been the one team who have been able to beat us or draw with us. “Their lineout at the moment is very impressive, their scrummaging is pretty good – I think they’re still leaning a bit and the new rules say you can’t lean, so hopefully that gets sorted – but by and large they’re always an attacking side with the ball. They’re good players.”

Spark Sport reveals their Rugby World Cup team NZME New Zealand rugby cult hero Stephen Donald and injured All Black Damian McKenzie have joined Spark Sport’s coverage team for the Rugby World Cup. A hero of the All Blacks’ 2011 World Cup winning campaign, Donald will return to the arena in the commentary booth alongside veteran caller Scotty Stevenson in Japan, with side-line comments from journalist Kimberlee Downs and a range of All Blacks greats including Keven Mealamu, Sir Graham Henry, Conrad Smith and Tamati Ellison. Back in TVNZ’s Auckland studio, McKen-

zie headlines the analysis team, which will provide pre-match and post-match analysis. The 24-year-old is joined by UK-based broadcaster James Gemmell, returning home to New Zealand to anchor the team, Super Rugby stalwart Isa Nacewa, former All Black Jon Preston, 2017 Women’s World Cup winner Kristina Sue and singer-songwriter Anika Moa. Head of Spark Sport Jeff Latch was excited to bring a fresh take on the Rugby World Cup to New Zealand. “We’ve designed a line-up of presenters and commentators and a range of programming that aims to bring some new thinking to the coverage, while still maintaining the

essentials that rugby fans know and love. “The talent that we’ve recruited demonstrates that – there are some well-loved names in there, but also some exciting newer talent. “We’re confident that rugby fans will be impressed by the huge range of content that we’re creating to support what’s shaping up to be an incredibly exciting tournament.” All 48 matches of the rugby World Cup will be streamed on Spark Sport, with 12 matches free to air on TVNZ 1, including delayed coverage of all All Blacks pool matches and quarter-final, with live coverage of the semi-finals and final of the tournament. Damian McKenzie joins the Spark team.


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Wary of Beale NZME The All Blacks will be facing a Wallabies side without Israel Folau for the first time since the star fullback’s sacking – and the Australians could be more threatening because of it, according to Beauden Barrett. Folau – who owned the No. 15 jersey during his 62 tests for Australia but was exiled after repeated homophobic posts on social media – will be a big loss to the Wallabies as they gear up for the World Cup in September. But Folau’s absence opens the door for the equally dangerous Kurtley Beale at fullback who has been in and out of the Wallabies starting lineup in the last few years, used instead as a utility back by coach Michael Cheika. While admitting Folau was an important player for the Wallabies, All Black No. 15 Barrett says his opposite number on Saturday night poses an equal, if not greater threat. “We’re all aware of Israel Folau’s capabilities and the strength he has from a physical point of view,” Barrett said. “[But] Kurtley’s a very exciting player and he’s so unpredictable I think they certainly don’t lose anything by having him there, if anything it’s probably more threatening.” The veteran Beale provided a much-needed spark off the bench for the Wallabies in their loss to the Springboks last month and was one of the best players on the pitch in their first win of the year against the Pumas.

All Blacks winger/fullback Ben Smith echoed his team-mate’s sentiments, saying Beale has the “same x-factor” that Folau had. “He (Folau) is a world-class player ... but Kurtley Beale has got that same x-factor and he’s a quality player too,” Smith said. “Kurtley Beale is pretty dangerous. He has a good sidestep.” Tonight’s test in Perth will be the second time Barrett lines up at fullback alongside No. 10 Richie Mo’unga, an experiment which got off to a shaky start but showed glimpses of promise in the All Blacks’ 16-16 draw against South Africa in Wellington. Barrett said he hopes that his dual playmaker partnership with Mo’unga gels a lot better this weekend and was full of praise for the All Blacks first-five. “I think we’ve learned a lot from having one game under our belts,” Barrett said. “At times we were perhaps in each other’s pockets. “Tactically and structurally, if we can be aligned, it will work best for the team and we should see some good rewards from that.” “He’s a cool young guy,” he added about Mo’unga. “He’s very calm when he speaks. “Playing alongside him, there’s a great sense of calmness and that’s a quality of his that rubs off on the boys in those tough moments when you just need to steady the ship and keep things Kurtley Beale is the danger man facing the All Blacks tonight. simple.”

Eight delights offered up by Australian rugby By Phil Gifford


s the test with the Wallabies in Perth looms, there’s been the traditional muttering and grumping from the usual suspects, most notably Michael (“I can’t get no respect”) Cheika. But let’s not get too harsh on those from the great sunburnt land across the Tasman. I’d seriously suggest Australia has offered much for a Kiwi rugby fan to enjoy over the years. Here are eight delights that come straight to mind.

The Cheika Show Poor old coach Cheika can’t help that he looks like a bit player in The Sopranos. But bless him for the constant entertainment he offers in the coaches’ box. The banging of the table, the despairing arm gestures, and the goldmine for lip readers whenever he disagrees with an on-field decision, could only be better if the TV coverage offered a small inset in the corner of the screen, so we could live the game through the emotional roller coaster of Cheikaland. Peter Fitzsimons is always dead set funny The former Wallaby lock has become one of the great columnists and authors in Australia, and he didn’t let fans like me down with his preview to the Perth test. He wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald, “This time, it’s over to you religious types, who dinkum believe there is some kind of spirit up there, taking notes, working

out who goes to the naughty corner to beat them all, and who gets to live an eternal life happily ever after, somewhere above the clouds. “I have gently derided your collective absurdities for years. “But, I told you, I give up. “Friends, it’s time to PRAY for a Wallaby victory. “See if that works.”

Aussies helped make the 2000 test in Sydney the greatest international of all time: “We had 109,874 people there,” Wallabies captain John Eales would say to me six years after the test at Stadium Australia was won 39-35 by the All Blacks. Then he laughed. “That number’s burnt into my brain. Even when I was walking off, I wasn’t feeling devastated by the loss. It was more a feeling of, ‘We’ve just been part of something really special here’.” The game had everything. An astonishing start, with the All Blacks scoring three tries in five minutes to be up 21-0. “We hadn’t touched the ball,” said Eales, “and we were 21 points down.” An equally amazing comeback by Australia, to make it 24-all at halftime. “I made the tackle just as Joe Roff crossed the line [to make it 24-all],” All Black captain Todd Blackadder recalls, “and then George Gregan screamed in my ear, ‘We’re back Toddy, we’re back.’ Before I could tell him, ‘Look mate, I’m not deaf,’ he’d already gone.” And then a stunning finish for

the All Black victory. Taine Randell popped a basketball-style pass to Jonah Lomu, who tip-toed down the sideline for the winning try. A few years later Lomu told me: “The really weird thing about it was that when I touched down and turned around, I was actually wondering whether I’d stepped in touch, for one, and secondly, I just sort of went blank as to whether I’d scored the try or not. “It was almost like a reaction to the game being so surreal.”

We get to flip fingers at Phil Phil Kearns scored a very good try as Australia beat the All Blacks 21-9 in Wellington in 1990, and then, ecstatic with delight, flipped two fingers several times at a prone Sean Fitzpatrick, his opposing hooker. In his role as a TV commentator Kearns has rarely been as genteel and restrained as he was that afternoon at Athletic Park. We’re bad winners (“I’d love to hear New Zealanders when they win something acknowledge the opposition”), the refs favour us (“The ref gifted you the World Cup final in 2011, just ask the rest of the world”) and, oh, that’s right, the refs favour us (“I’m sick of the All Blacks getting a free ride”). Honesty call now. Isn’t it great that Phil gives us the chance to reinforce all our prejudices about loud-mouthed Aussies? Watching Campo light up Dublin There was never a single dull moment when David Campese was on the field.

Peter Fitzsimmons once suggested the flying wing was “a self-made man who has always worshipped his maker”, but that aside, Campese was a one-man bonfire during a grim, grey, British winter at the 1991 World Cup. Two strokes of Campo genius, which even as a New Zealander you had to admire, did for the All Blacks in the semi-final in Dublin. Six minutes into the game he flew across the face of a stunned All Black defensive line, basically running parallel to the goal-line, until the bemused All Blacks realised he was going to beat them to the unmarked corner and score. At the 34-minute mark he grabbed a chip kick from Michael Lynagh 30 metres from the tryline. This time he was covered by two of the fastest men in the All Blacks, wing John Timu and halfback Graham Bachop. No problem for Campo. He flicked a crazily inspired no-look pass over his head, and Tim Horan almost strolled in for the try. It was 13-0 at halftime, 16-6 to the Wallabies at the final whistle. Enjoying Campo conning the English Before the final against England at Twickenham in 91 coach Bob Dwyer slipped the leash on Campese with the media. “It’d be a tragedy for the game if England won,” said Campo. “They play such dull, 10-man rugby.” He kept singing off the same hymn book all week. By Saturday afternoon the English, who had won their way to the final playing

dull, 10-man rugby, tried to run the ball. The Aussies kicked all day and won 9-3.

Meeting these captains was a privilege Andrew Slack in the 1980s, Nick Farr-Jones in the 90s and John Eales in the 2000s were princes of men. It isn’t true that Eales’ nickname in the Wallabies was Nobody (because Nobody’s perfect). It was a media invention. But the name would have basically been a good fit for Eales, and Slack and FarrJones too. Slack once gave the most heartfelt quote I’ve ever been gifted by an Australian player. “You know what I hate about playing the All Blacks? You can be ahead by 15 points with 10 minutes to go, and you know they’ll be behind their goal-line saying to each other, ‘We can win this thing’.” They can be crass, but you have to laugh In 1999 there was an official Australian Rugby Union ad, featuring Aussie fullback Matty Burke, that ran endlessly on Sydney television before a Bledisloe Cup test. Matty was beaming at the camera, with a brotherly arm over the rump of a fake sheep. The sheep’s knees were knocking. “The All Blacks are coming, and Shazza’s scared,” said a booming voice over. Then Burke said, “Don’t worry Shazza, we’ll look after you.”

Racing 22 Ashburton Guardian

Saturday, August 10, 2019


Dez set to defend Classic title NZME Waipukurau farmer Simon Wilson started the racing season off in perfect style at Riccarton last Saturday, recording his first stakes victory as a trainer when Dez took out the Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m). “I was really happy, he tried really hard,” Wilson said.


vourite ahead of Winter Cup runner-up Rosewood at $3. Wilson has been pleased with Dez since his victory, but he is a bit wary heading into the weekend where his gelding will carry 59.5kg in the 1800m contest. “He’s done well since Saturday. He’s bright and is eating and working well, so that’s all I can ask real-

ly,” he said. “I was happy with how he went, but it’s a totally different race this weekend being 1800m and we have got more weight. “It’s a good field and there are a few talented winter horses on lighter weights. Rosewood is a good horse as well. It will be a tough race and I’m certainly not confident.”

Rangiora harness Tomorrow at Rangiora Raceway

Rangiora Harness Racing Club Inc Venue: Rangiora (All weather) Meeting Date: 11 Aug 2019 NZ Meeting number: 8 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 12.26 RANGIORA HARNESS CLUB COMMITTEE & STEWARDS TROT $7000, non-winners, stand, 2600m 1 Best Wishes (1) fr.........................C DeFilippi 2 70027 Dr Cliff (2) fr......................................R Close 3 97x68 Who Me (3) fr.............................J Harrington 4 03304 It Wasn’t Me (4) fr..................... C D Thornley 5 8x5 Maranatha Atlas (5) fr......................... R May 6 57700 Pastrana (6) fr................................ L Newton 7 0 Sheza Mighty Monarch (U1) fr...... G O’Reilly 8 4004x Palisade (U2) fr................................... D Butt 9 KD Hawk (U3) fr...................................B Butt 10 03907 Jaguar Bay (U4) fr......................... P Wakelin 2 12.56 NTH CBRY TROT TRIALS/WORKOUTS@ RANGIORA PACE $7000, non-winners 3yo+, stand, 2600m 1 25695 Don’t Tell Ange (1) fr................A Mugford (J) 2 67x65 Rafa Novak (2) fr........................... G O’Reilly 3 6x0x0 Jingle Jingle fr............................... Scratched 4 Fly Lika Falcon (3) fr..................J Harrington 5 80970 I Can Remember (4) fr................ K Cameron 6 2 Matt Damon (5) fr....................... R Houghton 7 Kastell Briant (6) fr............................S Ottley 8 Masada (7) fr............................ C D Thornley 9 70000 Gliding Past (8) fr.............................L Dobbs


Christchurch track today for the last day of the Grand National Festival of Racing in a bid to defend his title in the Christchurch Casino Winter Classic Handicap. Dez beat Platinum Command and Elfee home to win last year’s running of the race and he will face them once again today, where he has been installed a $2.50 fa-

“He ran a tough race, Chris (Johnson, jockey) did a great job on him and he ran strongly to the line. “It’s definitely the biggest win of my training career. It was a great thrill to get my first stakes win, it was a thrill for the horse and the group of owners.” The son of Zed will return to the

10 34006 Ultimate Swift (9) fr........................... J Keast 11 42 Prairie (10) fr.................................... G Smith 12 44x4 Duke (11) fr....................................B Orange 13 339x0 It’s Me (12) fr....................................... R May 14 Street Appeal (13) fr................... J McDonald 3 1.31pm HORNBY WORKING MEN’S CLUB-CARD SECTION MBL TROT $7500, r40-r55., mobile, 2600m 1 00800 Dolly Jones (1) fr...................K Tomlinson (J) 2 00367 Rusty I Am (2) fr............................ P Wakelin 3 00068 Aldebaran Bonny (3) fr.................C DeFilippi 4 78066 Chivasion (4) fr........................... M Edmonds 5 P80x9 Geena’s Girl (5) fr......................... G O’Reilly 6 8x154 Shpeedy (6) fr....................................J Dunn 7 43P1P Quaestor (7) fr......................................K Butt 8 2312P Unique Marshall (8) fr....................B Orange 9 051x4 With Ice (9) fr.......................................B Butt 10 9x819 Chasing Great (21) fr........................S Ottley 4 2.06pm CHRISTMAS AT THE RACES 22 DEC MOBILE PACE $8000, 3yo+ r49-r52,r53 w/c., 2000m 1 46559 Bakari (1) fr...................................... G Smith 2 67784 Motoring Major (2) fr.........................J Curtin 3 x6593 He’s A Ladies Man (3) fr............ R Heads (J) 4 16 Expresso Denario (4) fr......................J Dunn 5 10503 Lydia (5) fr.........................................R Close 6 02107 JR Fulham fr................................. Scratched 7 89776 Fun In The Dark (6) fr................M Hurrell (J) 8 0x445 Barkley (7) fr................................. G O’Reilly

5 2.43 FASHION IN THE FIELD AT RANGIORA HANDICAP TROT $8500, r50-r80 spechcp, stand, 2600m 1 39457 Redwood Invasion (1) fr...................... R May 2 52631 Don’t Look Back (2) fr.............. M Williamson 3 36355 Bright Glow (3) fr...........................I Cameron 4 51P17 Tehoro Tease (1) 15M....................R Holmes 5 00597 Renezmae (1) 25M....................J Harrington 6 47441 The Bloss (2) 25M...................... B Borcoskie 7 2047x Time For Diamonds (1) 35M............... J Ford 6 3.23pm NEXT MEETING (TWILIGHT) FRIDAY 8 NOV MOBILE PACE $7500, r40-r48., mobile, 2000m 1 08608 Billie Jean (1) fr............................. S McNally 2 06239 Sweeney Todd (2) fr..................... B Hope (J) 3 09800 Magnate Mara (3) fr...................M Anderson 4 00904 Frankie D (4) fr.................................J W Cox 5 080x0 Night School (5) fr........................C DeFilippi 6 x8070 Dynamo (6) fr.........................B Laughton (J) 7 93283 Lets Hustle (7) fr...............................R Close 8 8x566 Thats Bettor (8) fr...........................R Holmes 9 46397 Mordecai (9) fr.......................K Tomlinson (J) 10 9298x Beau Vista (21) fr.......................... A Lethaby 7 4.01pm WARNER DONALD JUNIOR DRIVER MOBILE PACE $7500, 4yo+ r40-r55. jun.d, mobile, 2600m 1 08694 Rah De Rah (1) fr..................K Tomlinson (J) 2 05681 Arcano (2) fr............................ J Morrison (J) 3 70802 Snow Printz (3) fr......................... B Hope (J) 4 7090x Awesome Speed (4) fr.................S Smith (J)

5 03122 Invisible Girl (5) fr..................... S O’Reilly (J) 6 45x85 Eastwood Isabella (6) fr........S Tomlinson (J) 7 718x8 Jimmy Cannon (7) fr................... D Keast (J) 8 44867 Smoke N Reactor (8) fr...........K Newman (J) 9 18221 King Of Heroes (9) fr..................M Hurrell (J) 10 799x1 Matthew Eyre (21) fr.............. O Thornley (J) 11 86726 Major Deal (22) fr........................S Payne (J) 12 90448 Paul’s Verdict (23) fr...............A Cameron (J) 13 36315 That Alexander Guy (24) fr....B Laughton (J) 14 23130 Ragnarr (25) fr............................C Jones (J) 8 4.36 MARK MCNAMARA 10 YRS OF RACE CALLING MOBILE PACE $8500, r53-r63,r64-r70 w/c., 2000m 1 24192 Friend (1) fr.................................. B Hope (J) 2 35354 Sweet Loress (2) fr...............................K Butt 3 05093 Team Kiwi (3) fr..............................R Holmes 4 50163 Ideal Rule (4) fr............................. A Lethaby 5 11483 The Maroon Marauder (5) fr..... M Williamson 6 4245x Doctor Tim (6) fr............................ G O’Reilly 7 51156 Flamboyant (7) fr....................B Laughton (J) 8 x6614 Smarter VC (8) fr A Cameron (J,...............Cl) 9 5.01pm RJ DUNN PLOUGH HOTEL TRAINER OF THE YEAR MBL PCE $7000, non-winners 3yo+., mobile, 2000m 1 Stevie Lynn (1) fr...............................R Close 2 Lexi Lindenny (2) fr.................. C D Thornley 3 8x638 Flashazz (3) fr....................................J Dunn 4 6304 Bonny’s Gem (4) fr.................A Cameron (J)

5 50006 Le Tissier (5) fr...............................R Holmes 6 0365x Mainland Reactor fr....................... Scratched 7 x5433 Donegal Davy Boyd (6) fr.....................B Butt 8 34x Ascalabus (7) fr................................. J Keast 9 65788 Night Lights (8) fr........................ J Anderson 10 Blind Spot (21) fr...................K Tomlinson (J) 11 000x0 Hurrania Three (22) fr................... G O’Reilly 12 Pocket Watch (23) fr...................M Anderson 13 23707 Mrs Washington (24) fr........................ R May 14 08209 Precocious Megan (25) fr..................J Curtin 15 96055 Kennedy (26) fr............................C DeFilippi 16 58 Mathilda fr..................................... Scratched

4 2 She’s A Smash Hit (5) 57.5.S Weatherley (a) 5 8x03 Flashdance (2) 57.5............. T Yanagida (a2) 6 x5827 Sepella b (13) 57.5.......................... A Calder 7 0x35 Sweet Painted Lady (4) 57.5 8 5x444 Our Fine Wine 57.5....................... Scratched 9 095 Star Petite (6) 57.5........................... C Grylls 10 006 Break The Rules (1) 57.5................. R Jones 11 8566 O’Becky (14) 57.5........................... S McKay 12 6 Spelterini (12) 57.5..................C Burdan (a3) 13 50x78 Dream (8) 57.5................................. S Spratt 14 6x000 Mi Sky h (15) 57.5............................S Collett 15 00x0 Sharwing (3) 57.5.............................R Smyth 16 Daisy Grey (7) 57.5 17 8x056 Havana Heat (11) 57.5 7 3.45pm HIREPOOL $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 144x All Paid Up d (3) 59......................D Mansour 2 46135 Magnify d (4) 58.5..............................L Innes 3 4317x Bahamas (11) 58............................. S Spratt 4 69x25 One Kotukustreet db (8) 57.5Hashizume (a4) 5 2460x Maduro (5) 57.5......................... R Scott (a3) 6 127x0 Way Above d (7) 57.5..... K Chowdhoory (a2) 7 6x15 Gorgeous Geisha (12) 57...........M Cameron 8 441x Nomoathaj (1) 57................S Weatherley (a) 9 5x0x4 Retallick m (6) 57............................. R Jones 10 0970x Akoya Pearl m (9) 56.5.....................S Collett

11 1x583 Shesonfire (2) 56.5.......................... C Grylls 12 31930 Palamedes (10) 55.5 8 4.19pm RUAKAKA CHRISTMAS AT THE RACES DEC 17 $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 0x075 Not Usual Heart th (2) 59.............D Mansour 2 41900 Pokuru Wild (10) 59......................... C Grylls 3 6x125 Viola Vega th (5) 58.5.......................R Smyth 4 16x00 Thee Auld Cruizer (9) 58.5...............S Collett 5 17x93 Badea t (8) 57.5...............M Hashizume (a4) 6 907x0 Single Moment t (3) 57.5................. A Calder 7 x0370 Tutta La Classe m (16) 57.5.. E Leighton (a4) 8 0x700 Effervescent (1) 57.5............ T Yanagida (a2) 9 150x8 Misha’s Star (13) 57......................... S Spratt 10 15x00 Vis Ta Vie (7) 57..........................M Cameron 11 1x677 Grand Ariana (14) 56.5 12 x5980 Tipping Point (4) 56.5..........S Weatherley (a) 13 00005 I See Red td (12) 56.................E McCall (a3) 14 03960 Icing On The Cake m (15) 55.5....... S McKay 15 64x08 Bugs Moran (6) 57 16 20x00 Uabasso (11) 56.5 -

9 55865 Born Quick 30.87 W &.....................T Steele 10 8x888 Bigtime Kiowa nwtd A &...................Williams 9 3.34pm HEWLETT ELECTRICAL SPRINT C4, 318m 1 23226 Call Me Leo 18.69............................ T Green 2 53378 Kapai Lana 18.57 R &..........................L Udy 3 34621 Nangar Panther 18.53..................... G Farrell 4 64165 Bigtime Lovie 18.92...................... H Mullane 5 71778 Zipping Gabby 18.38...................P Ferguson 6 84154 Waerenga Star 18.63 U &..................Cottam 7 58333 Manila Bala 18.24 R &.................N O’Regan 8 47x44 Tough Torque 18.57...................... H Mullane Emergencies: 9 24258 Paddy’s Passion 18.33..................... T Green 10 16464 Kiwi Gal nwtd U &..............................Cottam 10 3.54pm CAROL’S TAB CLENDON INN STAKES C4/5, 527m 1 1877x Busy Flash nwtd W &.......................T Steele 2 77241 Opawa Magic 30.94........................ G Farrell 3 13334 Jinja Bailey 30.36 U &........................Cottam 4 11321 Pinny Mack 29.90............................. S Clark 5 82318 Billy Bright nwtd..........................P Ferguson 6 45515 Heart Shaped Box 30.50....................B Craik 7 4F412 Cameo Syd 30.45..............................B Craik 8 14382 Isn’t She Sassy 30.37.....................P Henley 9 2512F Party Every Day 30.77 R &..................L Udy 10 11737 Jinja Murphy 30.50 W &...................T Steele 11 4.10 PUMP & ENGINEERING SERVICES STAKES C1, 527m 1 51824 Jinja Babe nwtd..................................E Potts 2 77325 Kai Nan 30.80................................. G Farrell 3 68572 Hey Khali 30.90 U &...........................Cottam 4 58833 Secret Babe 30.74.......................J T Pruden

5 42413 Glow Up 31.02...................................B Craik 6 38362 Cawbourne Palmer nwtd U &.............Cottam 7 16671 Jinja Nice 31.11.................................E Potts 8 45247 Crackling Gal 30.49 U &....................Cottam Emergencies: 9 32286 Opawa Nemo nwtd W &...................T Steele 10 45742 In Focus nwtd P &.......................... J Cleaver 12 4.28pm MT WELLINGTON TAB SPRINT C3, 318m 1 28224 Kelly’s Girl 18.44......................... G Pomeroy 2 741F5 Pam Arising nwtd............................ S O’Neill 3 63383 Statman Dave 18.72 W &.................T Steele 4 71111 Artic Miss 18.43.......................... G Pomeroy 5 13544 Oskitz 18.57.....................................S Codlin 6 83112 Does He Exist 18.53........................R Roper 7 22587 It’s A Stroll nwtd U &..........................Cottam 8 7286F It’s Pawsible 18.61...........................P Green 9 14566 Go All Lin nwtd................................ S O’Neill 10 36584 Stay Rich 18.55 M &......................... J Smith 13 4.46pm JACK’S WHOLESALE MEATS SPRINT C1, 318m 1 73167 Rainy River nwtd.............................S E Hunt 2 33252 Express Emporium 18.93 W &.........T Steele 3 54854 On Demand 18.54.............................M Black 4 65724 Jetsun Bear 18.65...........................G Wilson 5 53165 Bigtime Zeus nwtd A &.....................Williams 6 32557 Extroverted 18.65............................ S O’Neill 7 32227 Tribal Conquest 18.80 R &...................L Udy 8 54416 Mad Jack 18.98................................ T Green 9 15856 Small Boy nwtd A &.........................Williams 10 45472 Flying Dewy nwtd R &..........................L Udy

Emergencies: Night Lights, Hurrania Three


Race 1: Palisade, KD Hawk, Best Wishes, It Wasn’t Me Race 2: Matt Damon, Prairie, Duke, Fly Lika Falcon Race 3: Shpeedy, With Ice, Quaestor, Unique Marshall Race 4: Expresso Denario, Lydia, Motoring Major, Barkley Race 5: Renezmae, Redwood Invasion, Time For Diamonds Race 6: Lets Hustle, Sweeney Todd, Beau Vista, Thats Bettor Race 7: Ragnarr, Invisible Girl, Snow Printz, Matthew Eyre Race 8: Smarter VC, Flamboyant, Friend, Ideal Rule Race 9: Donegal Bonny’s Gem, Pocket Watch, Ascalabus

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

Whangarei gallops Tomorrow at Ruakaka Raceway

Whangarei RC Venue: Ruakaka Meeting Date: 11 Aug 2019 NZ Meeting number: 4 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 12.05pm TEE CAFE@RUAKAKA RACES MAIDEN $10,000, MDN 3YO, 1000m 1 8x423 Elliot Power (6) 57.5........................ A Calder 2 3 The Buffer h (10) 57.5......................R Smyth 3 7x03 Easyrider (9) 57.5.................S Johnson (a4) 4 69x He’s A Gold Digger (8) 57.5........M Cameron 5 Gigolo George h (4) 57.5....S Weatherley (a) 6 Sacred Lae h (3) 57.5..................C Lammas 7 6324x Aalaalune (5) 55.5............................ C Grylls 8 4 O’Jude (7) 55.5................................ S Spratt 9 Triple Heart (1) 55.5.....................D Mansour 10 68 Power Of Hope (2) 55.5..........J Fawcett (a1) 2 12.40 FELL ENGINEERING MAIDEN $10,000, 1600m 1 L7x85 Atom Ant (10) 58.5 2 2 Drops Of Jupiter h (13) 58.5............J Riddell 3 44x78 Mannering (9) 58.5.......................D Mansour 4 40x75 Each Way (5) 58.5....................... L Satherley 5 08040 Overthemark (2) 58.5...................... A Calder 6 87805 Shared Dream (3) 58.5................... S McKay 7 070 Castello Royale (8) 58.5............ D Danis (a2) 8 900x8 Lord Buffalo h (6) 58.5..................... R Jones 9 Pax Vobiscum (11) 58.5.......................C Dell 10 342 Anjameme (4) 56.5.....................M Cameron


Auckland Greyhound Racing Club Venue Manukau Stadium Meeting Date: 11 Aug 2019 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11; 12 and 13 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 11, 12 and 13 1 1.06pm (NZT) SPEEDMAPS ON TAB MOBILE APP SPRINT C1, 318m 1 56326 Banjo Hope 18.94 A &.....................Williams 2 64736 Opawa Kong nwtd........................... G Farrell 3 44122 Fancy 19.00.................................. H Mullane 4 134F5 Sweet Clover 18.82.....................K T Herbert 5 25851 Elouera Mist 18.53.......................J T Pruden 6 65443 Don Morocco nwtd P &.................. J Cleaver 7 42334 Bigtime Champ 19.01 A &................Williams 8 111 Captain Kev 18.87 W &....................T Steele 9 22746 Bright Concept 18.79 R &....................L Udy 10 24557 Scott No Value 18.51......................S E Hunt 2 1.24pm TROPHIES PLUS SERIES FINAL C2f, 318m 1 13421 Native Scout nwtd............................P Green 2 74272 Nasa 18.67.........................................B Craik 3 11631 Electric Dancer 18.78 W &...............T Steele 4 55x83 Vee Marina 18.76 U &........................Cottam 5 52747 Yella Ella 18.58 R &.............................L Udy 6 47161 Audrette 18.45.................................S Codlin 7 63433 Waiterimu Ripper 18.51 R &................L Udy 8 22245 Go Home Harry 18.77....................... S Clark 9 155F5 Idol Ajay 18.49 W &..........................T Steele 10 17885 Amazing Contact 18.58....................S Codlin 3 1.41 LAST ONE STANDING 18 AUGUST STAKES C0, 527m 1 82557 Mrs. Presley nwtd............................ S O’Neill 2 6 React Respond nwtd........................R Roper 3 55762 Simply Music nwtd........................... T Green

11 3336x Rusalka (12) 56.5................S Weatherley (a) 12 x2665 Global Diamond (14) 56.5.....S Johnson (a4) 13 9x05 Sweet Sereia h (7) 56.5................... C Grylls 14 49008 Valhexa (1) 56.5......................J Fawcett (a1) 15 0x657 Man Power b (15) 58.5 3 1.15pm HARCOURTS FOR HOSPICE - SAT AUG 31 MAIDEN $10,000, MDN, 1200m 1 2580x Lake Superior (4) 58.5..........E Leighton (a4) 2 303 Billy The Kid h (1) 58.5........S Weatherley (a) 3 7030x Whatsitallabout h (11) 58.5..................C Dell 4 09x65 Sir Ralph h (14) 58.5 5 0 Forgetz (6) 58.5........................ D Danis (a2) 6 30904 Power Of Strength (12) 56.5.......M Cameron 7 Daisy Grey (9) 56.5......................... S McKay 8 Glorious Siren (13) 56.5 9 Hopeful (3) 56.5............................... S Spratt 10 9x956 Keano Reeves (7) 56.................. L Satherley 11 6324x Aalaalune 54................................. Scratched 12 365x2 Tumbleweed (8) 54......... A Goindasamy (a3) 13 3 Romantic Lady (5) 54...................... A Calder 14 Qiji Dancer h (2) 54.......................... C Grylls 15 0x35 Sweet Painted Lady (10) 56.5..........S Collett 16 900x8 Lord Buffalo 58.5........................... Scratched Emergencies: Sweet Painted Lady, Lord Buffalo 4 1.50 CAMBRIDGE STUD NORTHLAND BREEDERS STKS SEPT 14 $11,000, Rating 82 Benchmark, 1200m

1 28x07 Irish Call d (6) 59..............................S Collett 2 30502 Spider tdh (5) 58.5...............................C Dell 3 10446 Magic Of The Sun td (1) 58.............. S Spratt 4 7x188 Braavos d (2) 56.5...................J Fawcett (a1) 5 9x100 Bluetwentytwo dm (3) 56........C Burdan (a3) 6 4x116 Scarfi dh (4) 54............................C Lammas 5 2.25pm LED MEDIA SOLUTIONS $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2100m 1 54F64 Hesalljazz dm (1) 59.5..........T Newman (a3) 2 76341 Zabdi m (9) 59..............................D Mansour 3 00075 Playboy Prince mh (5) 58.5..........C Lammas 4 x5821 Van Blanc m (4) 58.5....................... S Spratt 5 70289 Nothing Trivial d (2) 58.............E McCall (a3) 6 56167 Zenntari (3) 57.5............ K Chowdhoory (a2) 7 12760 Pop ‘n’ Rock (13) 57............S Weatherley (a) 8 x0410 Keepella Heights m (7) 56.5.T Yanagida (a2) 9 07x90 Smedley tdm (11) 56.5... A Goindasamy (a3) 10 x7820 Blanco Bay h (12) 56..............J Fawcett (a1) 11 9x098 Splendido d (6) 56............M Hashizume (a4) 12 60850 Azabeat (10) 55........................ D Danis (a2) 13 5x009 Mr Big m (8) 55....................................C Dell 6 3.05pm NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES MAIDEN RACE $10,000, MDN F&M, 1400m 1 42359 Chapeau h (16) 57.5....................C Lammas 2 723 Midnite Invasion b (10) 57.5...... D Danis (a2) 3 x4002 Havana Heights (9) 57.5..............D Mansour

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Ritchie’s recipe for success NZME Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is taking advantage of the training conditions on offer in the winterless north and hopes to capitalise when he lines up a trio of runners at Ruakaka tomorrow. Ritchie views Tumbleweed, She’s A Smash Hit and All Paid Up as winning prospects at the Northland meeting and said they have benefited from an extended visit to the racing and training facility two hours north of Auckland. “We’ve got eight horses up there at present and those three are part of the team that went up there last week,” Ritchie said. “We’re likely to swap them around and bring them home and send another lot up next week or the week after.” Ritchie said there were several benefits to wintering members of his spring arsenal in the warmer climes of Ruakaka, including use of better grass gallops, beach access and a temperature increase that brings the horses forward. “We’re restricted here in the Waikato with how heavy the tracks are and how much we can push them and stretch them right out. “Whereas, even if we are there for seven days we can get two gallops into them and blow the cobwebs out of their lungs and open them up and have a little bit of a sprint to see where we’re at with them. “Within 24 hours their coats start coming out and the fact

Shaune Ritchie expects She’s A Smash Hit to be a winner tomorrow.

that it’s about four or five degrees warmer overnight, they really do come on. “I had a chat with Stephen Marsh, who has also got a team up there, and he was surprised how well they do in that environment. “If you’re in any other part of New Zealand, once you get rain for two or three days, you get mud for four or five days. In Ruakaka, the moment it stops raining, within half an hour you’re standing on dry sand again.

“Little things they may have like greasy heal or minor hiccups, they just seem to go away.” Ritchie said on non-gallop days he was making extensive use of Ruakaka’s beach, which was proving a useful mental aid to many of his steeds. “Their whole mental attitude is so much better, there’s no doubt it takes a bit of extra time to work them and walk them in the water on the beach but that’s the whole idea. “If you’re permanently there,

that advantage probably disappears but when you go up for a short spurt, how much they improve is remarkable.” Wintering horses in a warmer climate is nothing new, with the legendary Irish trainer Vincent O’Brien an advocate of the practice, taking horses to Italy for that purpose in the 1960s. “I’ve been doing it since I began in partnership with Dad, probably the best part of 25-years,” Ritchie said. “In one of the boxes there that we used to use as a feed room there’s a bit of chalk and some of the old horse names are still there from more than 20 years ago.” Three-year-old filly Tumbleweed will tackle older horses as she looks to break maiden ranks but with Ashvin Goindasamy’s 3kg claim, Ritchie rates her a strong chance of breaking through. “She’s got to be hard to beat with 51kgs. With the light weight, if she can get a soft sectional somewhere in front, she can skip away and be hard to beat,” Ritchie said. Another go-forward type is She’s A Smash Hit, who finished second on debut at Ruakaka last month. “I’m not hellbent on her leading and I wouldn’t mind her taking a trail but she’s very effective out of the gates,” Ritchie said. “She’ll certainly be in the first three or four in the run and she showed some greenness on debut which she should have learned a lot from. “I expect her to be very hard to beat.”

Lion on the mend Four-time Group One winner and shuttle stallion, Roaring Lion, returned to Cambridge Stud on Thursday following two colic surgeries in the last 10 days. The son of Kitten’s Joy was admitted to Cambridge Equine Hospital within minutes of arriving at Cambridge Stud from quarantine on July 27. He underwent immediate surgery which had to be repeated on August 1 to repair adhesions which had formed in his small intestine.- NZME

Verry Elleegant trials well Expat New Zealand jockey James McDonald is excited for the season ahead with dual Group One winner Verry Elleegant after her two recent trials in Sydney. The Chris Waller-trained mare created quite a following last season after her heroics in autumn, taking out the Gr.1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) and Gr.1 Australian Oaks (2400m). “She was very good last preparation and hopefully she can take that to weight-for-age and be competitive in those bigger races,” McDonald said. McDonald is looking forward to riding her in her raceday resumption, which is likely to be the Gr.1 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick next Saturday. - NZME

Shamal ready to win Hunterville horseman Ken Duncan may have saved the best for last with arguably the best bred galloper in the RC Hotel and Motor Lodge 145th Grand National Steeplechase at Riccarton today. Shamal, Duncan’s nineyear-old gelding by Zabeel out of the Volksraad mare Mistrale, is the defending grand national champion and is in better form in this season’s lead up to the $75,000 5600m event. - NZME

Moore Street Medical Centre, Moore Street, Ashburton, will be the duty practice for Saturday until 8am Sunday. Consultations will be by appointment only. To make a booking please phone 0800 700 155.

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DUTY DOCTORS Sealy Street Medical, Sealy Street, Ashburton, will be the duty practice for Saturday until 8am Sunday. Consultations will be by appointment only. Please phone 308 1212 for an appointment and any health advice. Moore Street Medical Centre, Moore Street, Ashburton, will be the duty practice for Sunday until 8am Monday. Consultations will be by appointment only. To make a booking please phone your own doctor or the practice nearest you. Please bring your Community Services Card. All non New Zealanders should bring their passport with them, New Zealanders should bring some form of ID.

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Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or visit for more information.

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Safe Care - 24hr Rape and Sexual Assault Crisis

Support. Phone 03 364 8791

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Reservations & timetables, 24-hour service. Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. BUSES - Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm.

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ANIMAL SERVICES Ashburton District Council 03 307 7700 - 24hr service.

Animal Welfare Centre

All enquiries - phone 308 4432 or 027 3329286.

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

Mid Canterbury Animal Shelter

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20 River Terrace - phone 03 308 4020. WEEKEND HOURS: ASHBURTON VETS - Ph 0276 838 000, Sat and Sun 7am - 7pm. Public holidays 10am - 5pm. 149 Cameron Street, Ashburton: Duty vet: Ben Hallenstein. Full emergency service all weekend. Mail Closing Times ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE VET ENT RIVERSIDE - Ph 03 308 2321, STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm 1 Smallbone Drive, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am - 12 noon. Weekend 24-hour emergencies. POST DELIVERY CENTRES Allenton & Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Ph 03 307 5195, Methven & Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm Cnr East Street and Seafield Road, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am - 12 noon. Weekend 24-hour emergencies. ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm CANTERBURY VETS - Ph 03 307 0686, Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm West Street Clinic, West Street, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: 9am - 12 noon. Weekend emergencies: Jonathan Christian. Information Centre Vet Ent and Vet Life operate a joint after-hours SMALL Methven - Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10am until 3pm. Phone 302-8955 or animal emergency service. To use this service please phone your vet as usual.

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We have an exciting role for a Social Worker / Counsellor in our Ashburton Family Works Team, based at the Trevor Wilson Centre. The role is focussed on support for adults, families and children facing complex challenges. We aim to enable positive strategies and practical support for parents, children and youth who will benefit from strengths based intervention; to improve their well-being and contribute to long term positive outcomes. Demonstrated skills and expertise working directly with children, within a family/whanau context is highly desirable. This role may require collaborative and/ or partnered responses either within our Family Works team or with external agencies, in order to facilitate good outcomes with our clients.

Our well established dental practice is looking for an Exceptional Dental Assistant. This role involves chair side assisting as well as reception duties. Experience welcomed , but not essential as training provided for the successful candidate. Applicants looking for a long term career in the dental industry only need apply.

We wish to appoint a caring and compassionate staff member who holds a relevant professional qualification/registration; or is working towards registration. At Presbyterian Support we offer a safe and supportive working team environment. The role offers stimulating, challenging and rewarding work; an opportunity to contribute to strengthening families and the community.

Applicants must be pleasant, have excellent customer service skills and telephone manners . Must be able to develop good rapport with other team members and clients.

Job descriptions and application forms are available by phoning reception on 03 308 5868 or confidential enquiries welcomed, ask for Suz Hutchinson, the Service’s Manager.

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Experience Mid Canterbury Board Members Expressions of interest are being sought from people who have the necessary skills to join the board and drive Experience Mid Canterbury forward, ensuring it delivers outstanding service and value for money for Council and the community. This is a rare opportunity to show your commitment to our district by using your expertise in one or more of the following fields: tourism, leadership, strategic planning, governance, finance or marketing at a board level. For more information on what it takes to be a member of the Experience Mid Canterbury board and to complete a selfassessment pack please visit the Council’s website. Applications close Sunday, 18 August 2019.

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Nurse Manager Full Time This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and energetic Registered Nurse to bring their skills to lead our well-established team. Methven House is a 14 bed Community Trust facility, providing rest home continuing care and occasional respite/ carer support. Methven House is a warm, caring and supportive home, providing for the residential needs of older individuals. In addition we provide meals on wheels service to support the community. The successful applicant will provide safe resident care in a way that promotes our residents’ independence and quality of life. You will also have: • A current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate • Great people skills with empathy for the elderly • A commitment to continuous quality improvement and professional development • The ability to coach and mentor other staff • InterRai trained or has some knowledge of • The flexibility to work on an on-call basis over weekends Please email - for a full job description and application form. If you would like to know more about this position phone Methven House 03 302 8528 (during business hours) and speak to Lynley. Closing date: August 30 for applications (including your CV).

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Daily Events SATURDAY 7.30am (sharp) RUN AND WALK ASHBURTON. Rise and Shine Saturday. Runners and Walkers, all welcome. Meet at Frontrunner, 28 Moore Street. Visit our facebook page for more details. 9.30am - 12.30pm TOY LIBRARY.

SUNDAY 8.30am HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH. Mass, Holy Spirit Church, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Worship service led by Rev Henry Mbambo. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am ASHBURTON METHODIST CHURCH. Morning worship with Rev Heather Kennedy. Paterson’s Chapel, corner East and Cox streets (note - new venue).

MONDAY 6am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Sweaty Betty’s circuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am - 10.30am DAYTIME NETBALL. $5 a game, first game free. EA Networks Centre, River Terrace (not school holidays). 10am

August 10, 11 & 12, 2019 Open Thursday and Saturday mornings for toy hire. Victoria Street, The Triangle. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven.

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

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

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

10am HAKATERE PRESBYTERIAN PARISH. (Formally St Paul’s/St James Presbyterian Church). Morning Worship led by Rev Jeff Cotton, all welcome. 127 Thomson Street, Tinwald. 10am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion. Park Street. 10am ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion. Thomson Street, Tinwald. 10am ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH. Morning Worship, service led by Rev Eric Mattock, all welcome, Sinclair Centre, Park Street. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and Hall of Memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Morning service, all welcome. 67 Cass Street. 10.30am VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH.

Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street (Tinwald School hall). 10.30am GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Worshipping God and transforming lives. 63 Princes Street, Netherby. 11.15am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Greenstreet Country service led by Rev Henry Mbambo. Greenstreet/Staveley Road. 1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of over 30 aircraft from the past to the future on display.

Open daily with extended hours on a Saturday and Wednesday. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 2pm ASHBURTON MUSICAL CLUB. A Public Concert “Opera Here” featuring Lois Johnston and Claire Barton. Members $10, non-members $20. Sinclair Centre, Park Street. 7pm VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street (Tinwald School hall).

MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am - 3pm 206 CLUB AGE CONCERN. Join us for a fun day filled with activities for the over 60 years. For more information ring Age Concern 308 6817. Seniors Centre, Cameron Street. 10am - 4pm ST JOHN SHOP.

Opportunity shop open daily, donations welcome. 129 Tancred Street. 12pm BAPTIST CHURCH FREE LUNCH. Weekly lunch, available at Baptist Church, Cass Street. 1pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong - counting, come and enjoy friendship and afternoon tea. $4. Waireka Croquet Club, the domain, Philip Street.

1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of over 30 aircraft from the past to the future on display. Open daily with extended hours on a Saturday and Wednesday. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 1pm - 4pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, visitors welcome. Heritage Centre, West Street. Closed

most public holidays. 1.30pm LITTER FREE ASHBURTON VOLUNTEERS. Volunteers needed to help pick up litter. Meet East Street Chess Board, cnr East and Burnett streets. 6pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Sweaty Betty’s circuit training in hall. 48 Allens Road.



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6am Te Karere 3 2 0 6:30 Country Calendar 3 Honey Queens. 0 7am Keeping Up With The Kaimanawas 3 0 7:30 Infomercials 0 9am Whanau Living 3 0 9:30 Tagata Pasifika 10am Tipping Point 3 10:55 Britain’s Best Home Cook 3 0 Noon Call The Midwife PGR 3 0 1:15 Coast v Country 0 2:15 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 3 0 3:15 Eat Well For Less 0 4:30 Fishing And Adventure The crew set off for their annual Big South adventure on Stewart Island, and find the place is alive with huge paua, trumpeter, white-tail deer, and kiwi. 0 5pm The Chase 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0 7pm Extreme Chocolate Makers 0 7:30 Bublé! 0 8pm L Lotto 8:05 Bublé! 0 8:25 F The Hotel Inspector Returns AO 0 9:25 Anika Moa Unleashed AO 0 9:55 Kath And Kim PGR 0 10:25 F Trust Me AO 3 0

6am The Wot Wots 3 0 6:20 The Wiggles, Emma! 0 6:30 PJ Masks 3 0 6:55 Ben 10 3 0 7:05 Be Cool Scooby Doo! 0 7:30 Super Dinosaur 0 7:50 Transformers Cyberverse 0 8:15 F Lego Ninjago – Masters Of Spinjitzu 0 8:40 Beyblade Burst Evolution 3 0 9am We Bare Bears 0 9:10 Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man v The Sinister 6 0 9:35 Dragon Ball Super PGR 0 10am Fresh 10:30 Young And Hungry PGR 11am Suburgatory PGR 3 0 11:25 8 Simple Rules 3 0 11:55 Splitting Up Together PGR 0 12:50 American Housewife PGR 1:20 Car Crash TV 0 1:50 Renters PGR 3 0 2:20 My Kitchen Rules PGR 3 0 6:05 The Big Bang Theory 3 0 6:30 Young Sheldon 3 0 7pm M The Incredibles PGR 2004 Animated. A family of retired superheroes must come out of retirement to deal with a new evil villain. 0 9pm M Arthur PGR 2011 Comedy. A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family does not like. 0

6am Charles Stanley 6:30 The Project 7:25 Infomercials 9:30 NewsHub Nation 0 10:30 Survivor – Game Changers 3 11:25 Face Off PGR 3 12:25 The Block NZ – Firehouse PGR 3 0 2pm The Block NZ – Firehouse PGR 3 0 3pm The Block NZ – Firehouse PGR 3 0 4pm F The Block NZ – Firehouse PGR 3 0 5pm America’s Next Top Model The models learn personality goes a long way as they are challenged to design an avatar for the new America’s Next Top Model mobile game. 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm America’s Got Talent A married couple put Simon’s life in danger; a dancer seeking redemption accidentally unleashes the Golden Buzzer onto himself. 0 8:55 M Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie AO 3 2016 Comedy. 0 10:45 America’s Got Talent 0

6am Codename – Kids Next Door 3 0 6:25 Batman – Brave And The Bold 3 0 6:50 Duck Dodgers 3 0 7:15 Kid v Kat 3 7:40 100 Things To Do Before High School 3 0 8:05 Teen Titans 0 8:30 Batman – The Animated Series 0 9am Justice League Unlimited PGR 10am Raw PGR 3 11am SmackDown PGR 3 Noon NRL Try Time 1pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 2pm Pawn Stars 3 2:30 1st XV Rugby 4:30 Hot Bench 3 5pm Addicted To Fishing 0 5:30 Prime News 6pm Antiques Roadshow Fiona Bruce and the team return to Floors Castle in Scotland, where finds include Robert Burns memorabilia, a diamond pendant, and a jade figurine. 0 7pm Mighty Machines PGR 0 7:30 Massive Engineering Mistakes PGR 8:30 Weather Gone Viral PGR 0 9:30 Qi PGR Stephen Fry mucks about with a messy mixture of matters, and then mixes and matches a melange of M-themed subjects. 10:40 Happy Together PGR 0

6:30 Te Ao – Maori News 3 7am Tamariki Haka 3 7:10 Pukoro 2 7:40 Kainga Whakapaipai 3 7:50 Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 8:20 Smooth 3 8:30 Pukana 3 2 10am Basketball – Fiba World Cup Qualifiers 3 Noon Waka Ama Sprints 3 1pm Haati Grassroots Rugby 3 2pm Basketball – College Nationals 3 3pm The Pits TV 4pm Marae PGR 3 2 4:30 Easy Eats 3 5pm Fresh 5:30 Moteatea 3 6pm Waka Huia 3 6:30 Te Ao – Maori News The latest news, with an inclusive approach to Maori news by connecting directly with communities. 7pm M Blinky Bill PGR 2015 Animated Adventure. An adventurous young koala embarks on a journey across the wild and dangerous Australian outback in hope of finding his missing father. 8:40 M Oranges And Sunshine AO 2010 Drama History. 10:40 Te Ao – Maori News 3

11:35 Blindspot AO Patterson and Rich take the reins as the FBI team faces an explosive threat; a tattoo puts the team in danger. 0 1:30 Coronation Street Catch-Up PGR 3 0 3:30 Infomercials

11:15 M The Time Traveller’s Wife AO 2009 Drama. 0 1:15 M American Ultra PGR 2014 Comedy. 0 2:50 The Bachelor PGR 3 0 4:30 Regular Show 3 0 4:40 Home Improvement 3 0 5:05 Fresh 3 5:30 Infomercials

12:35 Infomercials 5am Brian Houston 5:30 Charles Stanley

11:40 Rugby – The Championship (RPL) Australia v All Blacks. From Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia. 1:45 Closedown

11:10 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 Nga Awa Whangai o Tamaoho. 11:40 Closedown


7:30pm on TVNZ 1

BRAVO 10am Streetmate PGR 3 10:30 Million Dollar Listing LA 3 11:25 Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles 3 12:25 Top Chef Jr 3 1:30 Four Weddings USA 3 2:30 Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry 3 3:30 The People’s Court 3 4:30 The People’s Court 3 5:30 The People’s Court 3 6:30 Little Big Shots – Forever Young 3 7:30 Botched PGR 3 8:30 Keeping Up With The Kardashians AO Kim and Khloe’s attempt to get to the root of Kourtney’s bad attitude leads to a fight; Kim makes Kendall a promise she cannot keep; Khloe and Scott plan to prove Kris is not the art expert she claims to be. 9:30 Southern Charm AO 10:30 Smiley Face Killers – The Hunt For Justice AO 3 11:25 Four Weddings USA 3


12:20 Infomercials 3 5am Undercover Boss 3


10:30pm on Choice

SKY 5 6am 9JKL PG 6:20 Modern Family PG 6:45 The Simpsons Super Saturday PG 9:35 Modern Family PG 10am 9JKL PG 10:25 Salvation MV 11:10 Grimm MV 11:55 Ice Road Truckers PG 3:40 Highway Thru Hell PG 4:30 The Simpsons Super Saturday PG 7:30 Modern Family PG 8pm 9JKL PG 8:30 Counting Cars PG 9pm Highway Thru Hell PG 10pm Mountain Men PG 10:50 Smashed Palace ML 11:20 The Simpsons PG 11:50 The Simpsons PG


12:15 The Simpsons PG 12:40 The Simpsons PG 1:05 The Simpsons PG 1:30 The Simpsons PG 1:55 Counting Cars PG 2:20 Ice Road Truckers PG 3:05 Ice Road Truckers PG 3:50 Ice Road Truckers PG 4:35 Ice Road Truckers PG 5:20 Ice Road Truckers PG



7:20 Jumanji – Welcome To The Jungle PGVLS 2017 Action. Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart. 9:20 Looking Glass 16VLS 2017 Thriller. Nicolas Cage, Robin Tunney. 11:05 Skyscraper PGVL 2018 Action. Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell. 12:45 The House Of Tomorrow 16L 2018 Comedy. Ellen Burstyn, Asa Butterfield. 2:10 Rise Of The Superheroes MV 2018 Documentary. 4:10 Tulip Fever MVS 2017 Drama. Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz. 5:55 Hereditary 16C 2018 Horror. Alex Wolff, Toni Collette. 8pm Puzzle MLSC 2018 Drama. Stepping outside her comfort zone, a domestic wife and mother finds her passion in puzzling, and begins to work towards an upcoming tournament. Kelly MacDonald, David Denman. 9:45 Star Wars – The Last Jedi MV 2017 Action. Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill. Sunday 12:15 Slay Belles 16VLC 2018 Horror. Barry Bostwick, Kristina Klebe. 1:35 Rise Of The Superheroes MV 2018 Documentary. 3:35 Tulip Fever MVS 2017 Drama. Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz. 5:20 Puzzle MLSC 2018 Drama. Kelly MacDonald, David Denman.

7:15 The Heat MVLS 2012 Crime Comedy. Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy. 9:10 Prometheus 16V 2012 Sci-fi Mystery. Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba. 11:15 The Insider ML 1999 Drama. Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Diane Venora, Christopher Plummer. 1:50 The Omen 16VL 2006 Horror. Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles. 3:40 Bruce Almighty ML 2003 Comedy. Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston. 5:20 The Hobbit – The Desolation Of Smaug MV 2013 Adventure. Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen. 8pm The Hobbit – The Battle Of The Five Armies MV 2015 Adventure. Bilbo and company go into battle to stop the Lonely Mountain falling into the hands of a rising darkness. Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman. 10:25 Scream 16VL 1996 Horror. Neve Campbell, Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, David Arquette. Sunday 12:15 Paul MVLS 2011 Comedy. Simon Pegg, Nick Frost. 2:05 The Insider ML 1999 Drama. Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Diane Venora, Christopher Plummer. 4:40 Nothing But Trailers M 4:55 Bruce Almighty ML 2003 Comedy.

SKY SPORT 1 6am Rugby – First XV Revision Updates and the latest highlights from New Zealand’s premier secondary school rugby competitions. 6:30 Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup (HLS) Auckland v North Harbour. From Eden Park, Auckland. 7am Kick-Off 7:30 Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup (RPL) Auckland v North Harbour. 9:30 Rugby – Currie Cup (RPL) Western Province v Pumas. 11:30 Rugby – First XV Revision Noon L Rugby – First XV Hamilton Boys v Hastings Boys. 2pm L Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup Tasman v Wellington. From Lansdowne Park, Blenheim. 4:10 L Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup Counties v Taranaki. From Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe. 6:30 L Rugby – Australia v Black Ferns From Optus Stadium, Perth. 9pm L Rugby – Australia v All Blacks From Optus Stadium, Perth.


12:50 L Rugby – Ireland v Italy From Aviva Stadium, Dublin. 3am L Rugby – Currie Cup Lions v Bulls. From Ellis Park, Johannesburg. 5:30 Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup (HLS) Counties v Taranaki.

0 Closed captions; 3 Repeat; 2 Maori Language; HLS Highlights; RPL Replay; DLY Delayed. CLASSIFICATIONS: 16/18 Approved for persons 16/18 years or over; AO Adults only; C Content may offend; L Language may offend; M Suitable for mature audiences; PG/PGR Parental guidance recommended for young viewers; S Sexual content may offend; V Contains violence. Local Radio: NewsTalk ZB 873AM/98.1FM FM Classic Hits ZEFM 92.5; Port FM Local 94.9, 98.9 and 106.1

6am Stars In Their Cars 6:30 Restoration Man 7:30 Walks With My Dog 8:30 Alone Among Grizzlies 9:30 Mysteries At The Museum 10:30 James Martin’s Great British Adventure 11:30 American Pickers 12:30 Restoration Man 1:30 Escape To The Chateau – DIY 2:30 Monty Don’s French Gardens 3:30 Tribes, Animals And Me 4:30 Food Safari 5:30 Best Cake Wins Sporty Ella has designed a special soccer cake for her 11th birthday, and bakers Trish and Adjoa will each attempt to bring her dream cake to life. 6pm The Kindness Diaries 6:30 Cesar To The Rescue 7:30 American Pickers 8:30 Running Wild With Bear Grylls 9:30 Ozzy And Jack’s World Detour PGR 10:30 M Snitch AO 2013 Thriller. A father makes a deal with the US Attorney to infiltrate a drug cartel to save his innocent son from jail. Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon. 12:30 The Kindness Diaries 1am Food Safari Maeve O’Meara takes a culinary trip across Australia. 2am Alone Among Grizzlies 3am Tribes, Animals And Me 4am Ozzy And Jack’s World Detour PGR 5am Cesar To The Rescue

SKY SPORT 2 9am Cricket – T20 Blast 9:30 Cricket – T20 Blast 10am Cricket – The Ashes England v Australia – First Test, Day Five. Noon Cricket – T20 Blast 12:30 Cricket – Test Flashback Blackcaps v Sri Lanka – Second Test, Day One. 1pm Cricket – Test Flashback Blackcaps v Sri Lanka – Second Test, Day Two. 1:30 Cricket – Test Flashback Blackcaps v Sri Lanka – Second Test, Day Three. 2pm Cricket – Test Flashback 2:30 Cricket – The Ashes 3:30 Cricket – T20 Blast 7pm Cricket – Test Flashback 7:30 Cricket – Test Flashback 8pm Cricket – Test Flashback 8:30 Cricket – Test Flashback 9pm Cricket – T20 Blast 9:30 Cricket – T20 Blast 10pm Cricket – T20 Blast 10:30 Cricket – West Indies v India 11:30 Cricket – Global T20 Sunday Midnight Cricket – Global T20 12:30 Cricket – The Ashes 1:30 Cricket – Women’s Super League 1:58 L Cricket – Women’s Super League Western Storm v Lancashire Thunder. From The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. 5am Cricket – T20 Blast 5:30 Cricket – T20 Blast 5:58 L Cricket – T20 Blast Summerset v Kent. 10Aug19

DISCOVERY 6:35 How It’s Made PG 7:05 How Do They Do It? PG 7:30 Aussie Salvage Squad PG Best on Ground. 8:20 Outback Pilots PG 9:10 Outback Pilots PG 10am Outback Pilots PG 10:50 Abalone Wars M 11:40 Abalone Wars M 12:30 Expedition Unknown PG Journey to the Ice Age. 1:20 What On Earth? PG 2:10 Fast N’ Loud PG Monkeying Around. 3pm Aussie Salvage Squad PG Best on Ground. 3:50 Bering Sea Gold PG Closing the Gap. 4:45 Bering Sea Gold PG Innovate and Overcome. 5:40 Bering Sea Gold PG King of Nome. 6:35 BattleBots PG It’s a Flippin’ Robot Party! 7:30 Nasa’s Unexplained Files PG Rise of the Planet Killer. 8:30 UFO’s – The Lost Evidence PG Deep Sea Encounters. 9:25 What On Earth? PG 10:15 How China Made It PG 11:05 Deadliest Catch PG Blood in the Water. Sunday 12:45 How It’s Made PG 1:10 How Do They Do It? PG 1:35 The World’s Deadliest Weather Caught On Camera PG 2:25 People Magazine Investigates M 3:15 The 1990s – The Deadliest Decade M 4:05 American Monster M 4:55 Murder Calls M 5:45 Murder Chose Me M | Compiled by


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6am F Our Big Blue Backyard 3 0 6:50 The Aussie Property Flippers 3 0 7:40 Tagata Pasifika 3 8:05 Praise Be 3 8:35 The Big Ward 3 0 9:10 20/20 AO 0 10am Marae PGR 2 0 10:30 Waka Huia 11am Attitude 0 11:30 Fair Go 0 11:55 Sunday 0 12:55 Coast v Country 0 1:55 Heavy Rescue PGR 2:55 F Chasing Monsters 3:55 London – 2000 Years Of History 4:55 The Celebrity Chase With Louis Walsh, Rosemarie Ford, Dr Mark Porter, and Suzi Perry. 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0 7pm Country Calendar Going Places. 0 7:30 Sunday 0 8:30 Funny As – The Story Of New Zealand Comedy PGR A look at the use of music to create comedy, from show bands to Flight of the Conchords. 0 9:35 Autopsy USA 0 10:35 F Innocent AO 3 0

6am Paw Patrol 0 6:25 Thomas And Friends 0 6:35 Puppy Dog Pals 3 0 7am Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks 3 0 7:10 Chuggington – Little Trainees 3 0 7:15 Kitty Is Not A Cat 0 7:35 Andi Mack 0 8am What Now? 10am Shortland Street Omnibus PGR 3 0 12:35 The Bachelor PGR 0 2:20 Home And Away Omnibus 3 0 5:05 Friends 3 0 6pm The 100k Drop Game show where pairs of players start with $200,000, and must prevent it from dropping out of the game by avoiding the wrong answers. 0 7pm My Kitchen Rules PGR 0 8:25 M Life As We Know It PGR 2010 Comedy. Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their best friends die in an accident. 0 10:40 M Flatliners AO 2017 Thriller. 0

6am Life TV 6:30 Brian Houston 7am Charles Stanley 8am Life TV Repeat 8:30 Turning Point 9am Andy And Ben Eat Australia PGR 3 9:30 The Hui 0 10am NewsHub Nation 3 0 11am Tasty Conversations 3 11:10 Ocean Bounty 3 0 Noon Entertainment Tonight Weekend 1pm Motorsport – Jaguar I 1:30 Motorsport – MotoGP 2:30 Motorsport – Titans RX 3pm Motorsport – DTM 4pm Motorsport – Monster Jam 5pm Big Angry Fish PGR Series that shows off fishing locations in New Zealand and overseas. 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm The Block NZ – Firehouse PGR 0 8:35 M Independence Day – Resurgence AO 3 2016 Sci-fi Action. The aliens return to finish the job they started 20 years ago. Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman. 0 10:45 Golden Boy PGR 3 0

11:30 Secrets And Lies AO 3 Eric is attending a party to honour his father passing the reins of the company to him, when unexpected tragedy strikes. 0 12:20 Attitude 3 0 12:50 Coronation Street CatchUp PGR 3 0 2:50 Infomercials

12:40 Australian Survivor PGR 3 0 2:50 Infomercials 3:25 Quantico AO 3 0 4:10 Infomercials 4:40 Doctor Who PGR 3 The Doctor, Ryan, Graham, and Yaz arrive in 17th-century Lancashire, and become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. 0 5:30 Infomercials

11:15 Mean Mums 3 Jess sets out to get her son a pen license, only to have him classified as gifted. 11:45 Chicago PD AO After a picture-perfect family are shot dead in their home, the team goes in search of a drug dealer with a likely connection. 12:45 Infomercials

Funny As – The Story of New Life as We Know It Zealand Comedy, 8:30pm on TVNZ 1 8:25pm on TVNZ 2

BRAVO 6am Undercover Boss 3 6:45 Undercover Boss 3 7:35 Undercover Boss 3 8:20 Undercover Boss 3 9:10 Four Weddings USA 3 10am Four Weddings USA 3 10:50 Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry 3 11:40 Love It Or List It – Vancouver 3 12:30 Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles 3 1:20 Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles 3 2:15 Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles 3 3:10 The People’s Court 3 4:05 The People’s Court 3 5:05 Dance Moms 3 6pm Love It Or List It – Vancouver 7pm M Uptown Girls PGL 3 2003 Comedy. 9pm M Death Of A Vegas Showgirl AO 3 2016 Crime Drama. Two talented dancers become swept up in a relationship that becomes an obsession. 10:55 Streetmate PGR 3 11:25 Newlyweds – The First Year AO 12:15 Infomercials 3

SKY 5 6:05 Counting Cars PG 6:30 Mountain Men PG 7:15 Ice Road Truckers PG 8am Ice Road Truckers PG 8:45 Ice Road Truckers PG 9:30 Ice Road Truckers PG 10:15 Ice Road Truckers PG 11am NCIS – New Orleans MV 11:50 Highway Thru Hell PG 12:40 Mountain Men PG 1:30 Counting Cars PG 2pm Main Event MV 3pm Raw MVC 5:45 SmackDown MVC 7:30 NCIS – New Orleans MV The NCIS team investigates the murder of a petty officer who was in town to help a refugee family being recruited by terrorists. 8:30 NCIS MV 9:30 NCIS MV 10:30 Main Event MV 11:25 The Amazing Race PG


12:15 SmackDown MVC 1:55 Main Event MV 2:45 NCIS – New Orleans MV 3:35 The Amazing Race PG 4:25 NCIS MV 5:10 NCIS MV

7pm Storage Wars PGR 7:30 Inside The Tower Of London The day-to-day lives of Chris the Raven Master, and General Nicholas Houghton, the Constable of the Tower; the original document outlining how Guy Fawkes was tortured. 0 8:30 Endeavour AO 0 10:30 60 Minutes PGR 11:30 American Crime Story – The Assassination Of Gianni Versace AO (Mini-series) After the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, the eyes of the world turn towards Miami Beach. 0 12:35 Closedown



7:05 Hereditary 16C 2018 Horror. Alex Wolff, Toni Collette. 9:10 Star Wars – The Last Jedi MV 2017 Action. Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill. 11:40 Tulip Fever MVS 2017 Drama. Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz. 1:25 Puzzle MLSC 2018 Drama. Kelly MacDonald, David Denman. 3:05 A Deadly Affair MVC 2017 Thriller. Valerie Azlynn, Alan Powell. 4:35 To Hell And Back – The Kane Hodder Story MVC 2018 Documentary. 6:25 Affairs Of State 16VLSC 2018 Drama. David Corenswet, Thora Birch. 8pm Bohemian Rhapsody MLSC 2018 Drama. Film tracing the rise of rock band Queen, their music, and their lead singer, Freddie Mercury. Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton. 10:15 Juliet, Naked ML 2018 Comedy. Chris O’Dowd, Rose Byrne. 11:50 Serious Laundry 16LC 2017 Comedy. Jason Zednick, Michele Richardson.

6:35 The Hobbit – The Desolation Of Smaug MV 2013 Adventure. Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen. 9:10 The Hobbit – The Battle Of The Five Armies MV 2015 Adventure. Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman. 11:30 Scream 16VL 1996 Horror. Neve Campbell, Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, David Arquette. 1:20 Step Up 4 – Miami Heat PGVL 2012 Drama. Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman. 3pm Johnny English Reborn PGVL 2011 Comedy. Rowan Atkinson. 4:40 City By The Sea 16VL 2002 Drama. Robert De Niro, Frances MacDormand, Eliza Dushku. 6:30 Celeste And Jesse Forever 16LS 2012 Comedy Drama. 8pm Jumper MVL 2008 Adventure. A man with a genetic anomaly allowing him to teleport discovers a group of people who want to kill anyone with his abilities. 9:30 Collateral MV 2004 Thriller. A cab driver is taken hostage by a contract killer and forced to drive him to each killing with the FBI on their tail. 11:30 About Schmidt ML 2002 Comedy. Monday 1:35 Veronica Guerin MVL 2003 Drama. 3:10 Step Up 4 – Miami Heat PGVL 2012 Drama. 4:50 Johnny English Reborn PGVL 2011 Comedy.


1:20 A Deadly Affair MVC 2017 Thriller. Valerie Azlynn, Alan Powell. 2:50 To Hell And Back – The Kane Hodder Story MVC 2018 Documentary. 4:40 Affairs Of State 16VLSC 2018 Drama. David Corenswet, Thora Birch.


6am Religious Programme 7am Nella The Princess Knight 3 0 7:30 Religious Programme 10:30 Sport Box The best of the past week’s sports from New Zealand and around the world. Noon Death In Paradise PGR 3 0 1pm GrassRoots Rugby 2pm University Challenge 3 0 2:30 Rugby – The Championship (RPL) Australia v All Blacks. 0 4:30 Rugby Nation 5:30 Prime News 6pm The Great Escapers On board a charter boat in Mallorca, there are new plans to secure its future; the British owners of a Spanish restaurant must rethink their business model.


6:30 Te Ao – Maori News 3 7am Tamariki Haka 3 7:10 Pukoro 2 7:40 Kainga Whakapaipai 3 7:50 Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 8:20 Smooth 3 8:30 Waka Ama Sprints 3 9am Marae Kai Masters 3 10am Sidewalk Karaoke PGR 3 10:30 Tangaroa With Pio 3 11am Game Of Bros PGR 3 11:30 Off The Grid With Pio 3 Noon On The Ladder 3 12:30 IVF World Sprints 3 1pm Touch Rugby – Junior Nationals 3 2pm M Blinky Bill PGR 2015 Animated Adventure. Voices of Billy Birmingham, Toni Collette, Charlotte Rose Hamlyn. 4pm Haka Global 3 4:30 F Off The Grid With Pio 3 5pm Tagata Pasifika 5:30 Nga Tangata Taumata Rau 3 6:30 Te Ao – Maori News 7pm Te Ao With Moana 3 7:30 Kiingitanga 3 (Part 2) 8:30 M Philomena PGR 2013 Drama. 10:10 Te Ao – Maori News 3 10:40 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3

6am The Kindness Diaries 6:30 Through The Bible With Les Feldick 7am Food Safari 7:30 Tribes, Animals And Me 8:30 Running Wild With Bear Grylls 9:30 Inside Heston’s World 11:30 Food Safari Noon American Pickers 1pm Best Cake Wins 1:30 Ozzy And Jack’s World Detour PGR 2:30 Cesar To The Rescue 3:30 Horizon – Death Of The Oceans Sir David Attenborough reveals the findings of an investigation into what is happening to our oceans, and looks at whether it is too late to save their biodiversity. 4:30 Gordon’s Great Escape – Southeast Asia 5:30 Kai Safari 6pm Rachel Khoo – My Swedish Kitchen 6:30 Dogs With Extraordinary Jobs 7:30 American Pickers 8:30 JFK Jr And Carolyn’s Wedding – The Lost Tapes 10:30 M Aftermath AO 2017 Thriller. Two strangers’ lives become bound together after a serious plane crash. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Grace, Scoot McNairy.

11:40 Closedown

12:30 Rachel Khoo – My Swedish Kitchen 1am American Pickers 2am Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan 3am Horizon – Death Of The Oceans 4am Gordon’s Great Escape – Southeast Asia 5am Dogs With Extraordinary Jobs

SKY SPORT 1 6am Rugby – Australia v Black Ferns (HLS) Australia v Black Ferns. 6:30 Rugby – Ireland v Italy (HLS) 7am Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup (HLS) Waikato v Canterbury. 7:30 L Rugby – Argentina v South Africa From Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta. 10am Rugby – Australia v Black Ferns (RPL) Noon Rugby – The Championship (RPL) Australia v All Blacks. 2pm L Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup Bay of Plenty v Otago. From Tauranga Domain, Tauranga. 4:15 L Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup Manawatu v Hawke’s Bay. From Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North. 6:30 Rugby – The Championship (RPL) Australia v All Blacks. 8:30 Rugby Nation 9:30 Rugby – The Championship (HLS) Argentina v South Africa. 10pm Rugby – The Championship (HLS) Australia v All Black. 10:30 Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup (RPL) Bay of Plenty v Otago. Monday 12:50 L Rugby – England v Wales From Twickenham Stadium, London. 3am Rugby – Ireland v Italy (HLS) 3:30 Rugby – Mitre 10 Cup (RPL) Manawatu v Hawke’s Bay. 5:30 Rugby – Pacific Nations Cup (RPL) Fiji v Samoa.

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NZ Situation

Wind km/h less than 30 fine

30 to 59 fog

isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder

Canterbury Plains



60 plus



FZL: Lowering to 600m

Snow, possibly heavy south of Arthur’s Pass. Wind at 1000m: NE 30 km/h developing in the morning, turning NW 35 km/h in the afternoon. Wind at 2000m: NE 40 km/h turning NW 40 km/h in the afternoon.

TOMORROW Rain, possibly heavy and falling as snow to 300 metres at first, then gradually easing. Snow level rising to about 600 metres. Easterlies.


FZL: Rising to 1000m everywhere

Snow, gradually turning to rain below 800 metres and easing. Wind at 1000m: Becoming light. Wind at 2000m: Becoming light.


Becoming mainly fine. Southwesterlies developing.



Fine spells. Southwesterlies, rising to gale about high ground.

Fine. Southwesterlies.

World Weather showers fine rain cloudy windy fine fine thunder showers thunder fine windy fine showers showers

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

7 16 25 19 12 19 27 27 -2 24 20 27 34 13 16

cloudy thunder windy showers showers rain fine fine fine showers fine fine showers rain showers

27 25 10 32 32 33 33 23 33 24 29 32 11 20 30

19 20 6 28 24 24 25 8 24 18 19 19 5 14 22

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

fine fine fine showers fine fog fine thunder showers windy cloudy fine cloudy cloudy showers

Saturday 6

9 noon 3

9 pm am 3


9 noon 3

Monday 6

9 pm am 3


9 noon 3


9 pm

2 1 0

5:39 11:58 6:15 12:26 6:33 12:54 7:09 1:18 7:23 1:47 7:57 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 7:37 am Set 5:41 pm Good






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

Full moon 16 Aug 12:31 am ©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

Rise 7:35 am Set 5:42 pm Good

Good fishing Set 4:16 am Rise 1:39 pm

Last quarter 24 Aug 2:57 am

Rise 7:34 am Set 5:43 pm Good

Good fishing Set 5:14 am Rise 2:27 pm

New moon 30 Aug 10:38 pm

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19 18 7 24 23 16 26 26 13 8 27 22 26 16 21

17 16 18 15 13 12 12 10 8 7 7 6 7

Palmerston North showers Wellington

















odd shower

River Levels

12 10 10 9 10 5 4 5 5 4 -1 5 2



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

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 3:00 pm, yesterday 135.3 nc Nth Ashburton at 3:05 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 3:05 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 3:15 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 3:05 pm, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings

Sunday 6

28 27 21 25 36 21 37 33 19 17 31 31 34 33 24

overnight max low


Forecasts for today

13 23 29 28 23 29 36 34 8 31 33 34 45 19 19

Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3

NZ Today

Canterbury High Country

Rain, heavy at times and persistent about the southern foothills, falling as snow above 300 metres. Easterlies.

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Saturday, 10 August 2019

A broad trough with an assortment of low centres moves over the country this weekend through Monday, followed by an unsettled southwesterly flow by Tuesday.

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers

Fine spells. West to southwesterlies.

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WRIGHT, Mona Elizabeth – Garth, and Martin wish to express their sincere appreciation to the many relatives and friends who supported them following the sad loss of a much loved Mum. Thank you to Dr HAY, Cyril Stanley – Charlotte Cox, St John, the 10-08-2017 staff of AAU, Ward 1 and Loved and remembered Ward 2 of Ashburton every day. Hospital, and the staff at Forever in our hearts. Liz, John, Sharyn and Terrace View Retirement Village, for their care of Mum. families. A special thank you to Heather and David Keele, FUNERAL Dianne and Lynton Molloy, FURNISHERS and Jenny and Geoff Horrell for their wonderful support MASTER MONUMENTAL MASON during this time. Also to Ven. Joan Clark and Paterson’s E.B. CARTER LTD Funeral Services for their For all your memorial guidance and the Lynford requirements Branch Rural Women’s for New headstones and designs their guard of honour. Mona Renovations, will be very much missed. Additional inscriptions, Please accept this as a Cleaning and Concrete work personal acknowledgement of Carried out by qualified thanks to you all. tradesmen. MAX 9 OVERNIGHT MIN 2





TOMORROW: Rain gradually easing. Easterlies.








TODAY: Rain. Easterlies.



Map for today

Ashburton Forecast

Wa i m a ka r i r i

Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 10.3 13.9 Max to 4pm 2.2 Minimum -0.8 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm August to date 3.0 Avg Aug to date 18 2019 to date 460.8 418 Avg year to date Wind km/h E 11 At 4pm Strongest gust NW 33 Time of gust 12:47am

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to 4pm yesterday


Christchurch Airport

Timaru Airport

9.7 13.2 5.3 –

11.2 15.5 2.6 -2.3

11.5 13.2 0.5 –

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0.0 10.8 19 345.0 396

0.0 0.0 12 245.0 298

E 13 – –

E 22 E 33 2:34pm

E9 W 22 1:35am

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Cryptic crossword

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Simon Shuker’s Code Cracker

Your Stars ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): Like a good parent at a 5-yearold’s ballet recital, applaud all effort, even the most awkward. Most people aren’t even dancing. On this sort of day, all dancers deserve participation awards. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Understanding so much nuance of human interaction can be overwhelming and even paralysing. Forget about all the small things that can and do go wrong. Step back for a bigger picture. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): Put the goals of your personal life front and centre. Represent them obsessively. Make them the wallpaper of your phone, your screensaver, the Post-Its on your mirror. This is what it takes to realise a dream. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): Digital desktops can be a very efficient place to get work done and there’s no waste to contend with. Even so, you need to see your plan on actual paper today. The physical copy brings a reality you won’t argue with. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): You put an awful lot of pressure on yourself to say and do the right thing. And while full-responsibility is the way of winners, sometimes it’s not you; it’s them. Recognise and avoid those who bring out a lesser you. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): The excitement of starting a new thing can cause you to only see a small part of it. Like an audience being wowed by a magic trick, your attention is being carefully guided. This is something to cautiously enjoy. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): The way to tell a story shows what you care about. It’s not so much the facts of what happened, but how you prioritise them that lets everyone know what’s important to you. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): You can love a person and still not fully understand the pressures that person is under. You’ll try though. Perhaps the same stressors wouldn’t even faze you, but empathy overrides this point. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): You’ve tried to make something happen for so long that you don’t even notice how it’s come to fruition. You have so much of what you wanted! Treat this like the big deal that it is. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): This thing you’re involved in isn’t a game exactly, and yet it wouldn’t hurt to apply a strategy. One tactic that will work is keeping your cards close to the vest and being in no rush to make your move. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): There’s a sharpness to your attitude, an edge to your style. It’s attractive to many more people than will actually show their interest. Are you surprised that some find you intimidating? PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): You use reminders to make sure you’re there for others at the right time. Similar reminders can be employed to make sure that you’re prioritising yourself.

ACROSS 2. He read the signs for August for your latter half (5) 5. Alexander was pontifical as a poet (4) 7. One’s first drink from a coconut perhaps (4) 8. In the farther districts one may be abroad like Ananias (8) 9. A record of a tree perhaps made with tact (8) 11. The rowing eight may have sounded exultant (4) 12. Where there can be to-ing, but not fro-ing, of traffic (3-3,7) 15. How to get sugar dissolved when in prison (4) 17. Being punctual, the editor gave one the word (8) 19. A scaremonger waving both arms and tail (8) 21. One’s volition to show the disposal of one’s effects (4) 22. Plant producing iron the Navy takes on (4) 23. Germany’s not got any such infective bodies (5) DOWN 1. An issue to die for in the confusion (7) 2. There is a chest in one particular kitchen (3) 3. Some trees that start growing over-wild (5) 4. Knock heard when deserter is about to say goodbye (3-1-3) 5. It will prove profitable to settle one’s bill (3) 6. Coins a writer is given? Half a cent! (5) 10. Show one’s fear to 11 Across maybe, about nothing (5) 11. To sound chicken will be of little worth, one hears (5) 13. Barking it is, in a small way (7) 14. Lister created it for his garden when about fifty (7) 16. Material is for stuffing fifty in a broken lute (5) 18. Nothing is true to form on this target ring (5) 20. It will quickly go for as long as play is showing (3) 21. It used to be the laundry that didn’t get finished (3)

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

WordWheel 449


Quick crossword 1








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Insert the missing letter to complete an or anticlockwise. Previous solution: PIANISTS

eight-letter word reading clockwise Previous solution: PIANISTS











ACROSS 1. Madman (6) 5. Stroke (6) 9. Wet (6) 10. Happy (6) 11. Requests (4) 12. Idiot (8) 14. Stick (6) 16. Mean (6) 19. Unequal contest (8) 21. Identify (4) 22. Logic (6) 23. Board (6) 24. Smelled foul (6) 25. Misappropriates (6)



Previous cryptic solution

Across: 1. Pudding basin 8. Indicate 9. Bear 11. Harry 12. Examine 13. Ouch 15. Plea 19. Etruria 20. Black 22. Tote 23. May Queen 24. Yorkshireman Down: 2. Under 3. Decays 4. Natter 5. Special 2 6. Nerve7 racking 7. Right of entry 10. Hag 9 14. Curator 16. 8 Dry 1 17. Salami 18. Ubique 21. Areca

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DOWN 2. Gathered (7) 3. Deadlock (7) 4. Assured (9) 6. Make amends (5) 7. Causing strong feelings (7) 8. Temporarily halt (7) 13. Illuminates (9) 14. Fan (7) 15. Captive (7) 17. Defendable (7) 18. Digit (7) 20. Higher (5)


Across: 1. Apex 3. Daydream99. Surface 10. Sidle 11. Misinterpret 14. Lob 16. 4 Heave 17. 1 Sum 18. Break2 through 21. Adapt 22. Pincers 23. Denuding 24. Adds 2 Down: 1. Assembly 2. Earns 4. Ape 5. Disappearing 3 6. Endless 7. Meek 8. Faint-hearted 12. Exact 13. Emphasis 15. Bargain 19. Upend6 20. Bard922. Pun

Previous solution: ben, bey, bone, bony, boy, bye, ebon, ebony, eon, neb, nob, obey, one, yen, yob, yon

Fill the grid so that every column, every row and 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9.

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



9 3 6 2 8 7 1 2

6 9

8 2

1 8


5 5 4 3 4 7 7

8 6



2 4 3 7 1 6 9 5 8 7 1 6 9 2 8 5 4 7 3 3 8 5 7 3 4 9 6 1 2 8 4 7 2 8 5 3 1 6 9 4 6 3 5 4 9 1 8 2 7 9 9 1 8 6 7 2 5 3 4 6 5 2 1 9 3 4 7 8 6 1 7 of 9 I.B.A.N.Z 1 2 &8 3 4 &5NZ Level 2, 73 Ashburton Members ofMembers I.B.A.N.Z & Brokernet Ltd. LevelSt, 2, 73 St,|Ashburton |6 of I.B.A.N.Z Brokernet NZ Ltd.2 73 Burnett St,Burnett Ashburton | Members NZBrokers Level 2, 73 Burnett St, Ashburton |Burnett Members I.B.A.N.Z 6 Brokernet 7 2 9 1NZ Ltd. 3of 8 4 5 & 5 Level 2, 73 Burnett St, Ashburton | Members of I.B.A.N.Z & Brokernet NZ Ltd.

9 1 4 3 2 5 8 7 6

5 6 2 7 8 1 3 4 9

4 5 9 6 7 3 2 8 1

3 8 7 2 1 9 5 6 4

6 2 1 8 5 4 7 9 3


Previous quick solution


10/8 22

WordBuilder A E T E L WordBuilder A E T E L

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’s at least one five-letter word. Good Very Good How 9many words 12 of Excellent three or 17 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’s atsolution: least one five-letter ben, bey, word. bone, Previous bony, bye,Good ebon,12ebony, eon,17neb, Goodboy, 9 Very Excellent nob, obey, one, yen, yob, yon


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1 7 6 5 4 2 9 3 8

8 4 5 9 3 7 6 1 2

2 9 3 1 6 8 4 5 7

1 7 4

1 8 7 8

5 5

8 3 1 7 3


4 62

1 3 5 9 7 4 6 2 5 8 7

6 9 2 4 89 7 9 7 8 6 3 1 15 2 5 78 5 9 3 1 6 7 4 3 1

1 9 2 6 8 7 4 5 3

4 8 7 3 9 5 6 1 2

3 5 6 4 2 1 7 9 8

6 1 3 5 7 9 2 8 4

9 98 4 5 1 7 2 6

3 7 5 1 6 3 4 2 3 4 5 7 9 2 26 2 4 1 7 9 6 47 8 1 9 2 5 3 4 9 5 8 6 2

2 1 8 13 7 4 9

8 2 5 1 4 6 3 7 9

5 3 8 7 1 4 9 2 6

8 5

7 4 9 8 3 2 5 6 1

9 6 4 2 5 8 1 3 7

2 7 1 9 6 3 8 4 5

3 6


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