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Picnic romance on offer for Valentine’s Day By Sue NewmaN

When Valentine’s Day rolls around on Wednesday, there’ll be a new player in the field of romantic venues. Community owned Trotts Gardens will be opening its gates between 6pm and 8.30pm to create an opportunity for couples to share a picnic in one of the district’s very special spots. The Trotts Garden Trust bought the property from Alan and Catherine Trott last year to ensure the internationally recognised garden remained in community hands. While it will continue to be a major player as one of New Zealand’s best visited horticultural attractions for tourists, the trust’s intention is for the garden to be a place that locals can use and enjoy as visitors and at events, trust chair woman Robin Kilworth said. “We starting our Valentine’s Day celebrations this year as quite a low-key affair, people can come along with their picnic rugs, their food, bubbles and balloons and sit anywhere in the garden,” she said. The garden has a large number of special places and secluded ‘rooms’ that would be perfect for couples wanting a quiet, romantic place to celebrate the day, Kilworth said. The first 15 couples to arrive will receive a bottle of wine. “People can come for a picnic or they can just come with some bubbles and enjoy the garden before maybe going out for a meal,” she said. Couples will be charged $30 to use the venue but there is no need to book, just turn up and you’ll be met by one of the garden volunteers. “We just want to see couples enjoying the gardens, they’re a private and very romantic environment,” Kilworth said.

The perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day, one of the garden rooms at Trotts Gardens.


Youth feel stressed and unsafe By Sue NewmaN

Alcohol and bullying were identified as the two main health issues faced by young people in the Ashburton District. A survey of 12 to 24-year-olds carried out by the YMCA involved 292 young people with 78 per cent citing bullying as their number one concern. Alcohol was seen as an issue by 66 per cent and drugs by 67 per cent. This is the third survey carried out by YMCA South & Mid Canterbury, but the first that has included Ashburton. It was conducted in May and June via social media.

Stress emerged as a significant issue for young people with 44 per cent saying over the past 12 months they had experienced stress that had negatively impacted on them either always or most of the time. The main stressors in young people’s lives were listed as school and exams, family pressures and having a life that was too busy and overloaded. The survey was presented to Ashburton District councillors on Thursday and its findings needed to be looked at very closely, said councillor Russell Ellis, who is also a council representative on the


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Ashburton Youth Council. It was a concern that so many young people said they did not think the district was a safe place to live, he said, with 12 per cent often feeling unsafe and 34 per cent sometimes feeling unsafe. He was also surprised by the high percentage saying they regularly felt stressed and anxious. In terms of safety, Ellis said young people cited concerns over gangs, but he believes rather than the established gangs that plague areas like Timaru, concerns locally were more around groups of teens who were wearing bandanas. The recent spate of burglaries did

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nothing to lessen safety concerns, Ellis said. There was a higher level of concern around drugs and mental health for older respondents. Most thought there were opportunities for them for employment or to study or training, but were less confident about opportunities for career advancement. The high level of concern over bullying has Ellis worried and he believes schools need to be taking a tougher line on the use of cellphones on campus. “Bullying can be something as simple as a text telling someone they’re fat, but it’s still bullying and

it’s easy to do,” he said. Ellis said he was pleased to see some schools were considering taking a tough line on phone use during school hours and suggested it should be something that needed a district-wide focus. “This is a document that someone needs to pick up now and do something with. This is what these young people are saying, that’s the reality and we can’t ignore it.” While there were significant concerns among young people across a range of issues, more than half of the Ashburton youth surveyed believed the district was a good place to be a young person.


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One enormous pumpkin, too few recipes By Sue NewmaN

The small pumpkin plant was one among many sitting on the garden centre shelf. There was nothing to indicate it was destined for glory, for bigger things, but when it took up residence in Anne and Maurice Bond’s vege plot, the young plant began a new and larger life. For several months it grew leaves, flowered and spread its vines as it should, but at Christmas the Bond family noticed there was something different about the plant; it had grown one very, very large, pumpkin. And as the weeks ticked by the pumpkin continued to grow, snuffing out the life of others on the vine as it absorbed every nutrient available. Yesterday with the pumpkin in danger of taking over the vegetable garden, Maurice called time on the giant. He cut it free and rolled it out of the

vege patch. Lifting was impossible. Once it was sitting on the lawn they realised they’d grown a monster. Anne grabbed the bathroom scales and they rolled the vegetable on board. It tipped the scales at 30kg. “She’s pretty solid, we’ll be here to Christmas eating it,” Maurice said. He suggested the chooks could have some of it, but Anne wouldn’t have a bar of that. The pumpkin will be eaten – by them, their daughter, their friends and their neighbours. “I like pumpkins in muffins, scones, soup and it freezes well, but I think I’ll need to find a few more recipes,” she said. Once the giant is cut they’ll be keeping a few seeds to see whether it’s a one-off giant mutation or whether the pumpkin carries the genes of greatness. There’s no secret to growing the giant other than compost just like every other vegetable in the Bond garden.

Right – Anne Bond and a winter’s worth of pumpkin in one giant vegetable. PHOTO SUE NEWMAN 090218-SN-005

A decadent evening amongst the vines By Katie todd

CharRees Vineyard are all set to indulge Ashburton wine and food aficionados with a decadent evening amid their vines tonight. The first annual Twilight in the Vines event will begin at 4pm and deliver live music from To Piece, delicious drops from the Char-

Rees range and tasty nibbles from Twenty Four Catering Co, Yes Chef Events and Catering and CharRees’ own cheese board range. CharRees owner Charlie Hill said the vineyard had previously held a couple of popular open days, but it was the first time they had offered an evening event. “A couple of customers came

wanted to host it before their nets went on for winter. Hill and a friend were working to set up marquees and gazebos yesterday, and 225 chairs will also be set up at 25 tables for first-in-firstserved seating. Organisers said they encourage visitors to bring blankets and their own chairs if they wish, although

no BYO food or alcohol is permitted. Entry to the event is free of charge and a courtesy van will be shuttling visitors home within Ashburton boundaries until the event wraps up at 9pm. CharRees Vineyard is located 1km south of Tinwald off State Highway 1.




forward and suggested ‘why don’t we do more afternoons out in the sun, in the vines’?” Hill said. “And we thought – why not? The Facebook event seems to be generating quite a bit of interest so as long as the weather gods look after us it should be really nice.” He said it will be a laidback afternoon and the vineyard had

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In brief Cyclone risk ‘moderate’ The Samoan government has issued a tropical cyclone warning as meteorologists upgrade the risk that Cyclone Gita will form in the Pacific. The chance of a tropical cyclone forming over the weekend is now moderate to high, but forecasters say they can’t predict where it will hit just yet. said yesterday it was too early to lock in whether the probable cyclone would hit New Zealand - but warned if it formed it would be “much bigger than Fehi”. - NZME

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Lined up and looking for new owners at the 2017 South Island Motorhome and Caravan extravaganza. PHOTO ROBYN HOOD 190217-RH-029


Mobile homes roll into town BY SUE NEWMAN


For years a two-day festival that brought buyers and sellers of motorhomes and caravans together was the baby of Murray and Bev Meadows; but this year the event will have a new owner. When he staked out the sites for last year’s event Meadows decided it would be his last. After more than 15 years where the event had become his life, but it was time to look for a new organiser. The Motorhome Extravaganza started on a small scale, as a sales point that would bring buyers and sellers of motorhomes and caravans together. It grew to become one of the largest of its kind in New Zealand, an event that attracted thousands each year including hundreds who turned up in their campers

to enjoy a weekend of camaraderie. Meadows found his new event organiser in the Ashburton Lions Club, the organisation that had been gate custodians for many years. This year the convenor’s job has become the lot of Rex Whiting who said that while the Lions were new to the job, they were taking over an event that had run like a well oiled machine. “Murray and Bev had decided it was time to get some new blood in. They let us know they had decided to bail and that they were looking for a buyer and we decided it would be something we’d be interested in. We’d been well treated by them over the years and they gave us a pretty good dividend for the work we did on the gate,” he said.

“They’ve left a tremendous legacy. You talk to people and everyone knows about the event.” Deal done, the Lions club has taken over the motorhome mantle and with one week before the gates open, Whiting said there’s every indication it will be even bigger than its predecessors. The same format will be used this year with vehicle sellers and trade stalls taking up most of the space but there are a few additions. Local vehicle dealers will have displays of vehicles suitable for towing caravans and there will also be a display of e-bikes and racks that are likely to appeal to the ‘golden oldie’ camping group, Whiting said. Another new attraction will be a display of restored retro caravans. One of the big features of the

event is the growing numbers of people who turn up as social campers. Last year numbers were so high latecomers had to be accommodated in commercial camping grounds. Work on the expo site at the Ashburton Showgrounds will start on Tuesday when sites are marked out and Whiting anticipates trade stalls and early campers will arrive from Thursday or Friday. Private sellers are expected to start arriving on Friday and while many sites have already been booked, traditionally a number of van owners turn up on the day hoping for a sales spot. The South Island Motorhome and Caravan Extravaganza will be held at the Ashburton Showgrounds on February 17 and 18 from 9am to 4pm.

Two people have been killed after a crash involving a petrol tanker near Marsden Point in Northland. And an unmarked police car heading to the smash has also collided with another vehicle, injuring two police officers and the driver of the other car. The crash blocked State Highway 1 about 500m north of the Mangapai intersection. The fatal crash happened about 12.10pm. Senior Sergeant Dan Cleaver said the crashed police car was extensively damaged and the two officers were taken to hospital in an ambulance as a precaution. The only person in the other vehicle was also taken to hospital. - NZME

Measles warning Christchurch is facing its second measles warning in just over a week after an 11-year-old contracted the virus in a doctor’s waiting room. Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) said the child got measles after coming into contact with a 30-year-old man who contracted the virus overseas. Another measles warning was issued on January 31 after a 30-year-old man was confirmed as having the virus. - NZME

One dead in crash One person is dead following a crash on the Otira Highway in Westland. Police and St John Ambulance staff rushed to the scene of the crash shortly before 4pm. Two people were in the single car that was involved. One person died at the scene. The second person was airlifted to Grey Base Hospital with injuries. The severity of the injuries were not known. - NZME

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Vehicle tipped over in collision BY KATIE TODD


A central Ashburton car crash left one vehicle toppled over onto its side on Thursday afternoon. Two vehicles collided on Peter Street at around 4.45pm and one was tipped on to its side, but no occupants were seriously injured. Police, St John Ambulance and Fire and Emergency crews headed to the scene to help but by the time they arrived, all occupants were out of the cars and it was a matter of helping the occupants put the vehicle back upright. St John said it was a “very minor incident”, and two patients were assessed and treated at the scene for minor injuries. Right – Fire and Emergency Volunteers help car passengers to right their rolled car after an incident on Peter Street on Thursday. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN

Design process critical for new library BY SUE NEWMAN


When it comes to building a library for the future, Ashburton library manager Jill Watson says the community will be the complex designers best source of ideas. While the Ashburton District’s planned new library and civic centre project is still in its infancy, the district council has an opportunity to create a facility that will meet the needs of users today and users well into the future. To do that, however, it was critical the largest possible pool of ideas from both the community and library professionals was tapped into, she said. “I’m hoping as part of this process a specific library consultant will be used

because it’s so important we get this right and I hope there’s some public consultation about what people would like, perhaps some focus groups.” There were a number of new libraries that had been built or were in the planning stages around New Zealand, Watson said, and she hopes the council will draw on ideas from the best of these to ensure Ashburton’s new library is the most futuristic possible facility. “A building is one thing, but the services are something else. If you have hohum services people won’t be inspired to use it; I believe using a library consultant is critical to the success of this project,” she said. To remain relevant well into the future,

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libraries needed to be more than just book repositories, they needed to offer the community a wide range of information options, Watson said. A survey of young library users, undertaken several years ago, showed they were already looking to a future where libraries offered much more than book borrowing. They were wanting things such as self issue kiosks that are only now about to arrive in Ashburton. Ideas such as that showed young users were looking at libraries quite differently to adults, she said. The council had an opportunity to create a library that was used by other councils as an example of what a library of the future should be, Watson said.

House prices steady House prices in the Ashburton District have risen just 0.5 per cent over the past year. QV data shows the average price of a house sold in the district in January was $350,514. Over the past three months prices have risen 1.3 per cent and are 25.2 per cent up on the market peak in 2007. Mackenzie retains its position as New Zealand’s fastest riser, with prices up 27.1 per cent over the past year and 10.3 per cent over the past three months. In the South Island several areas of Dunedin, Clutha and Southland have also shown double figure rises. Eleven areas in New Zealand, including Queenstown-Lakes now have an average sales price of well over $1 million. Auckland’s coastal North Shore is the most expensive place to buy, an average sales price of $1.410 million. Ruapehu, Kawerau, Rangetiki, Taraua and Buller were at the opposite end of the price spectrum with average prices below $200,000. Ruapehu is the cheapest place to buy at $174,026.

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Huge truck delivers some big life-saving lessons By Katie todd

Fairton School students were buzzing with excitement on Thursday when two enormous vehicles parked up on the school grounds. A 13-metre long bouncy castle truck and a 50 tonne MAN Road Safety Truck stopped off at the school during their annual start-of-year family barbecue. Students and families were able to look through the MAN Road Safety Truck and pick up valuable tips on truck safety – from using pedestrian crossings to New Zealand road safety signs. Fairton School Principal Rebekah Clement said the safety truck, from the New Zealand Trucking Association, and the bouncy castle, from Heavy Trucks Christchurch, were organised and sponsored with the help of Talley’s, who are located down the road from the school and share a road safety partnership with them. She said it was a fantastic day for the students and their families, who also enjoyed a picnic dinner and a swim. The MAN Road Safety Truck was launched last year and has been doing the rounds from Christchurch to Picton, but has never been as far south as Fairton. The New Zealand Trucking Association helped to educate people on safe driving and behaviour around trucks after the Kaikoura route to Picton was closed, and more truckies were forced to take the alternate, more dangerous route. Trucks are involved in more than a quarter of New Zealand road deaths, but the MAN Safety Truck has been designed to provide valuable education to all ages in a bid to bring this statistic down.



Cricketer denies sex-related charges A former top cricketer has pleaded not guilty to sex charges against eleven women. Jason Robert Trembath, 29, appeared in the Napier District Court yesterday accused of indecently assaulting nine women and sexually violating a further two. He initially faced two sex-related charges but yesterday police laid nine more in relation to alleged attacks on women in public places in Hawke’s Bay and Rotorua between September 28 and November 5, 2017. Trembath was also charged with stealing $8657.02 in cash and cheques from his employer Bidfood Limited at Gisborne between August 17 and 18 last year and making a false statement to a police officer alleging a theft had been committed on August 18. The manager also pleaded not guilty to these charges through his defence lawyer Nicola Graham. Trembath previously captained Rotorua cricket club Central’s premier side and played for the Bay of Plenty senior team. He has most recently played for Taradale in Hawke’s Bay. In April 2011 he played a season abroad after signing a contract with Carlton Cricket Club, one of Scotland’s leading cricket clubs in the premier league. Trembath was remanded on his existing bail to appear again in the Napier District Court on March 16. His name suppression lapsed this week in relation to the alleged sexual offences against two women in Hawke’s Bay. He was accused of indecently assaulting a woman who was walking her chil-

Jason Trembath dren on Burns Road, Napier, on November 5 and sexually violating a woman on Iona Road in Havelock North, also on November 5. He was charged on November 10 after police released CCTV footage of a “person of interest” to the public as part of an investigation into reports of women being grabbed while walking in public places. He appeared in the Rotorua District Court at the end of November when Judge Greg Hollister-Jones declined a request for interim name suppression. However, Trembath’s lawyer Harry Edward indicated he would appeal any decision to lift name suppression to the High Court. An appeal was filed but abandoned last week by his Napier lawyer Nicola Graham. Hawke’s Bay Area Commander Inspector Dave Greig said the investigation team have worked “diligently” on the reported attacks, and said the investigation remains active. - NZME

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Lotto winner has given away $10m The winner of last Saturday’s $20.2 million Powerball jackpot has split his winnings with family members, saying it will help “keep me on an even keel”. The Christchurch winner, a sparkie in his late 50s, had the winning ticket in his wallet the whole time but had resisted the urge to check his ticket straight away, Lotto said in a statement. “It’s been all that anyone has been talking about around here,” said the winner. “Like everyone else in Christchurch, friends have been asking me if I had a Lotto ticket – and then asking me why I hadn’t checked it yet.” The man knew he had bought his ticket from the Hornby Mall Lotto, where the winning ticket was bought. He decided to delay checking his ticket so he could keep pretending he might be the winner for a bit longer. “I thought when I checked my ticket, I’d find out for sure it wasn’t me. And it was fun to dream for a while,” he said. He checked the ticket midweek, but had a knot in his stomach when he handed it over, he said. Then the winning music rang out and the words “First Division winner” popped up on the screen. “The Lotto lady handed me a piece of paper that said ‘$20.2 million’ on it.

“You think you know how you’re going to react when you get news like that, but to be honest all I felt was this huge sense of relief. My first thought was ‘yay, I can retire now’.” The winner headed straight to his partner’s work and handed her the paperwork. “All she said was ‘you’ve got to be kidding me, right?’ “There a few tears and a couple hugs, but we had to hold it together as she had to go back to work. I don’t think she got much done that day.” The pair sat down with a drink in hand and started calling their immediate family, many of whom shed happy tears for the pair. The winner said what made it more special was that they had already given away half the money. “Family is the most important thing and we are so excited to be able to share our luck with the people we love most – and know that it’s not just our life that has changed. “And by giving half away, there’s no chance I’ll go crazy with my winnings ... It’ll keep me on an even keel.” He also plans to use some of the winnings to take their families on holiday next year. - NZME

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volved in a range of activities. “There is a lot of research out in regards to the effect of homework of student achievement. And particularly in primary schools, there is very little research out there that shows homework improves achievement.” Teteina said there were a number of primary schools that had a similar philosophy of focusing on reading for homework. That focus didn’t mean the school wasn’t focused on other areas of learning, such as ensuring students learnt their times tables. He said another aim was to reduce evening stress. “Alleviating that stress that parents often have in the evenings – they are exhausted, their children are exhausted, and they end up having arguments over homework. Rather than actually having positive discussions about how the day went.” - NZME


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anti-theft As the Ashburton District sits on tenterhooks during the middle of a crime spree, Guardian editor Matt Markham speaks with a reformed criminal who, by his own admission, excelled in petty and opportunistic crime before he turned his life around to live on the straight and narrow. Jack offers up some worthwhile thoughts on what you might be able to do to avoid it happening to you.


t’s the middle of the night, there’s absolute darkness and not a soul in sight. Except for one. There’s a lone figure, lurking in the shadows – illuminated only by the light of the stars in the sky. He’s dressed in black from headto-toe and blends in with his surrounds as though invisible. Jack* moves quickly, like a lion hunting. He knows where his target is and without hesitation or warning he strikes, sending glass shattering, breaking the cooling silence as he pounces and snatches his prey from its unwitting peacefulness. And as quickly as he’s there, he’s gone. Back into the darkness, already formulating his next attack in his head. That routine became Jack’s life for more than five years, he’d roll from suburb to suburb, or from town to town and go through the same process – sometimes successfully, other times without luck. He was living on the streets, crashing on mates’ couches and maintaining a lifestyle that revolved around theft, drugs and alcohol. It was a downward spiral and a tough scab to pull right off. “I found that a lot of what happened depended on luck, sometimes you’d stumble across something brilliant and other times you’d completely luck out. “I made a living out of it for quite a while. I’d do three or four jobs a week– not all of them successful, but one good score was enough to keep me going for a week. “Looking back now I’m not proud of it, in fact what I was doing was utter bullshit and through restorative justice I learned a lot about what it was doing to the people I was offending against.” With a rap sheet as long as his arm and a couple of stints inside after being caught, Jack now lives a crime-free life. He’s focused on his good job, his partner and their two kids and wants to do better with his life. Four years clean and he’s trying to make positive contributions to the community he lives in near Christchurch and does a lot of volunteer work in an effort to try and make up for his wrong-doings.

“I would like to think that eventually I could make up for a lot of it, but I don’t think I ever will completely to be honest.” With a recent spike in opportunistic crime around Ashburton in the past few weeks, the Guardian initially approached Jack to ask if he had an insider’s advice for residents which they could perhaps implement in an effort to keep their property safe and secure – but also thought it was worthwhile telling

his story too. “There is no real rhyme nor reason to it I suppose,” he said. “I used to look for opportunities, anything that might have been able to lend a helping hand to making things easier. “Targets would often present themselves, other than having to go and find them. “What’s going on in Ashburton at the moment seems to be [both] pretty calculated and opportunis-

tic, they’re looking for easy smashand-grabs and things that will leave minimal disruption and less of a chance of a trail.” In Jack’s own words, leaving the simple, eye-catching stuff sitting out in the open is the first major mistake a lot of people make. “You would like to think that you could leave your camera locked up in your car overnight, but the truth is you are taking a risk in doing it. “Those sorts of valuable items

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are easy-gets, because they can be quickly turned around for a bit of cash if you know the right people – so that’s why you see so much of that sort of stuff going missing all the time.” Jack recalled a job he did about 10 years ago in Nelson, he was eventually arrested and charged over the incident but the opportunity at the time, considering his mindset and desire to fuel his addictions was just too easy to pass

up. “I was walking down the street one night, it was early in the evening and as I walked past a car parked on the side of the road I noticed there was a laptop and camera sitting in the back seat. “Both looked pretty up-to-date and worth a bit of money, so it automatically caught my attention.” Jack spent a bit of time surveying the neighbourhood and looking for security lights, pets that would make a disturbance, or anything that might see him identified with the intent of returning under the cover of darkness to make his move. “I decided that if it was still there later that night I was going to make the grab. “I reckon it must have been about 1am in the morning. I’d gone away and then come back and the street was dead quiet. “The car hadn’t moved and everything was where it was when I first noticed it, so I took it. “Smashed the window with a rock, grabbed the stuff and was gone. All in the space of about a minute. “It was really that easy and I think it was the ease of jobs like that which kept me going back and doing it.” Eventually, that job caught up with him due to some shabby dealing when trying to get rid of the items for cash and Jack spent some time inside following the incident. “I guess why I told that story was because it just shows what kind of opportunists are out there. “It might be a little bit annoying to have to lug that stuff inside at night, instead of leaving it in your car and don’t get me wrong, you shouldn’t have to do it, but if you want to assure you’ll still have it in the morning then it’s the best thing you can do.” Jack’s biggest recommendation to anyone is to take that little bit of extra time and secure things properly. Install a couple of security lights up your driveway, get an alarm for your car – those are automatic steer-clear jobs for most opportunistic thieves. “If you pre-empt and prepare then it’s less likely, little things like security lights are an automatic turn-off in my experience.” * Jack’s name has been changed


Don’t leave items, especially valuable ones, lying around or visible in your vehicle. Add some extra security to your property – lights, alarms, etc. Be vigilant, if you see someone hanging around then take a note of what they look like and what

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they’re wearing. If you are heading away for a while, make sure someone is clearing your mailbox and don’t make it look like you’re not there. If possible, have your vehicle up a driveway and keep it locked.



urglars usually get in by forcing open a window or door; they’ll also climb through an open window at night or walk in through an open door while people are upstairs or in the garden. It’s important to be security-conscious all the time – even when you’re at home.

Install a burglar alarm Monitored security alarms have proven to be the most effective way to combat thieves. The most effective alarms are easily seen from the street, make a loud noise and are linked to a security service that monitors and responds when the alarm is activated.

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It may take a conscious effort to begin, but it will soon become second-nature to lock windows and doors every time you leave and while you’re at home. Fit keyed locks to all your windows, how ever small or high up. Fit double-keyed deadlocks on external doors. A solid timber door is safest – a strong lock on a weak hollow-core door won’t protect you. Deadlocks mean thieves can only leave by the way they got in, and make it harder for them to steal big items like TVs. (Don’t deadlock your doors while you’re inside, and keep keys right by the door in case you need to get out fast in an emergency.) Install patio bolts on sliding doors – a common weak spot. Put a peephole in your front door and get a good quality, lockable screen door to put a barrier between you and anyone who comes to the front door.

Don’t leave spare keys outside Burglars know all the hiding spots: under the front door mat, on a window ledge, beneath a plant pot

or in the letterbox or meter box. Leave keys with a neighbour or friend instead. Keep your car keys in a secure and hidden place as burglars will steal a vehicle if the opportunity presents itself.

Lock your side gates Side gates allow thieves easy access to the back of your house, away and out of sight from the street.

Lock your garden shed and garage Not only are they full of valuable and easy-to-steal tools, but they usually contain implements that thieves can use to break into your home. Always lock doors between your house and garage. And don’t leave bikes or lawnmowers on the front lawn, even while you’re at home.

Install sensor lights Keep your house well-lit. And trim trees and shrubs, especially those close to windows and doors that provide cover for intruders as they try to break in.

Don’t advertise that you’re away Whether you’re away for a day or two or a few weeks, try and keep your home looking as lived-in as possible.

Don’t advertise your possessions Don’t leave the box of your new TV or computer outside the house. Cut boxes into pieces to recycle.

‘Beware of the dog’ Many burglars are put off by a barking dog; although a dog in the backyard might not stop them breaking through a front door or window if the animal doesn’t bark too much and attract attention. Even if you don’t own a dog, think about putting a ‘Beware of the dog’ sign on your gate.

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Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz 1 - Who was the second Prime Minister of New Zealand? a. Thomas Mackenzie b. Joseph Ward c. Francis Bell 2 - Complete the Beatles song lyric: Take a sad song and make it... a. Sadder b. Sweeter c. Better 3 - What name is given to an unreturnable serve in tennis? a. Star b. Flash c. Ace 4 - What was the name of Julia Roberts’ character in the movie Pretty Woman? a. Verity b. Vivian c. Veronica 5 - Where would you find the tallest mountain in South America? a. Argentina b. Peru c. Chile 6 - Eusuchian describes things related to what types of animals? a. Dogs and wolves b. Alligators and crocodiles c. Crabs and lobsters 7 - In which century was the Mormon church founded? a. 18th b. 19th c. 20th 8 - What nationality is 2018 Australian Open women’s singles champion Caroline Wozniacki? a. Czech b. American c. Danish

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Pan-roasted fish with prawn, chorizo and tomato salsa Cauliflower cream: 1/2 large cauliflower Milk Handful fresh coriander 1t coriander seeds, crushed 1t white peppercorns, crushed 200ml cream, 1/2 whipped Salt and white pepper to season Herb and caper dressing: 60g capers Good handful of basil leaves Good handful of italian parsley Small handful of mint 2 cloves garlic 1t dijon mustard Juice of one lemon Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper Fish: Extra virgin olive oil 1 large chorizo sausage, diced 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes 1/2 red onion, finely sliced Salt and black pepper 4 x 170g market fish fillets, boned and skin on 4 large raw prawn cutlets Garnish: 1 lime 1T caster sugar

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ters and mix with diced red onion and chorizo. Season the fish and fry in the chorizo oil, starting skin side down until crispy, turn once and finish. Remove and quickly sauté prawns in the same oil. Garnish: Cut a lime in half, dip the cut side into 1T caster sugar and place sugar side down in a hot dry pan to caramelise. To assemble: Gently reheat cauliflower cream and place a spoonful in the centre of a serving plate. Place a spoonful of caper dressing on the plate and place fish on top, skin side up. Top with the chorizo/tomato mix. Place a prawn on top of the fish and serve with a caramelised lime, microherbs and a drizzle of oil and balsamic reduction. Can also serve with slow roasted tomato halves. Recipe courtesy of Auckland Seafood School and \ Seafood New Zealand

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New Zealand shares fell, rounding out a 3.7 per cent weekly decline as investors adjust to increased volatility and rising global bond yields that are undermining equity markets that have been at record highs. SkyCity Entertainment Group gained after kicking off earnings season and Scales Corp fell. The S&P/NZX 50 index dropped 84.77 points, or 1 per cent, to 8,092.37. Within the index, 40 stocks declined, seven gained, and three were unchanged. Turnover was $143 million. Stocks across Asia followed Wall Street lower for another day as volatility remerged in what’s been a whippy week of trading. China’s Shanghai Composite was down 4.1 per cent in afternoon trading, while Japan’s Topix fell 2.2 per cent and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index

slipped 0.8 per cent. “People are coming around to this point that the jitters that we’re experiencing are for a good reason and that is growth in the world is looking better and therefore interest rates have the possibility of rising,” said Stu Williams, head of equities at Nikko Asset Management in Auckland. “We’re just trying to figure out how it works with countries like the US who are accelerating a bit faster and will most likely have shorter-term rates rise versus New Zealand and Australia where it’s not clear shorter term rates need to rise in this calendar year.” Fruit exporter Scales led the benchmark index lower, falling 2.8 per cent to $4.48, followed by honey products maker Comvita down 2.8 per cent to $8.75 and

telecommunications network operator Chorus which declined 2.6 per cent to $3.825. Global logistics group Mainfreight fell 2.5 per cent. SkyCity rose 0.5 per cent to $4.05 after reporting a 12 per cent gain in first-half profit on a recovery in its international business and said it was on track to deliver modest annual growth, kicking off corporate earnings season. Nikko’s Williams said the casino operator was largely tapped into the domestic market and said most companies reporting don’t have a close connection to global markets and will be “a bit more of a New Zealand story”. Among companies reporting on Monday, Contact Energy fell 0.4 per cent to $5.34 and Property For Industry gained 0.6 per cent to $1.64. - NZME


Final executive in scandal named The identity of another former senior executive facing a civil suit from office products company Fuji Xerox over a $355 million accounting scandal can now be revealed. Mark Donald Allright is the second defendant listed in court documents between three branches of the Japanese-based company and three former senior executives. The other executives previously published and named in court documents are former managing directors Neil Whittaker and Gavin Pollard. Last September Fuji Xerox New Zealand, Fuji Xerox Finance and parent shareholder, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific, filed civil proceedings in the High Court at Auckland against former senior executives

from the New Zealand operation. In June, Japanese parent company Fujifilm had released an independent report which revealed “inappropriate accounting” in operations in New Zealand and Australia amounting to about $355m between 2011 and 2016. The National Business Review has reported the amount could be as much as $480m. Allright’s identity has been previously suppressed, but a judgment by Justice Pheroze Jagose released yesterday, following a hearing on Monday in the High Court, dismissed his application for interim name suppression. The judge also dismissed an application by NBR to inspect and publish the parties’ statements of

claim and defence in its newspaper and online. Allright had sought to keep his name secret until either a potential trial or further order of the court. NBR, represented in court by editor Duncan Bridgeman and reporter Victoria Young at the indulgence of Justice Jagose, accepted that its application was premature in advance of the defendants filing their defences, but said it required access to the court file to provide “fair, balanced and timely” report of the proceeding. However, Jagose said access to the files for the purposes of balanced reporting is likely to “beg more questions than it answers”. - NZME

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measure could pass both the Senate and House before most federal employees were due to report for work. If the measure passes in the wee hours of the morning, the


would expire at midnight, there weren’t likely to be many clear immediate effects. Essential personnel would remain on the job regardless, and it appeared possible – if not likely – that the

for a depleted military. “We will effectively shut down the federal government for no good reason,” said Senator John Cornyn, as his requests to move to a vote were repeatedly rejected by Paul. Paul was unfazed. “I didn’t come up here to be part of somebody’s club. I didn’t come up here to be liked,” he said. Approval of the measure in the Senate seemed assured – eventually – but the situation in the House remained dicey. In that chamber, progressive Democrats and tea party Republicans opposed the measure, which contains roughly $US400 billion ($554b) in new spending for the Pentagon, domestic agencies, disaster relief and extending a host of health care provisions. However, House GOP leaders said they were confident they had shored up support among conservatives for the measure, which would shower the Pentagon with money but add hundreds of billions of dollars to the nation’s $US20 trillion-plus debt. - NZME


A shutdown - technically a lapse in agency appropriations - became inevitable as GOP Senator Rand Paul repeatedly held up votes on the budget plan.

government would open in the morning on schedule, said John Czwartacki, spokesman for the Office of Management and Budget, the agency responsible for coordinating any shutdown. At the White House, there appeared to be little sense of concern. Aides closed shop early in the night, with no comment on the display on the Hill. The President did not tweet. But frustrations were clear in both sides of the Capitol, where just hours earlier leaders had been optimistic that the budget deal was a sign they had left behind some of their chronic dysfunction. Senate Democrats sparked a three-day partial government shutdown last month by filibustering a spending bill, seeking relief for “Dreamer” immigrants who’ve lived in the country illegally since they were children. This time it was a Republican’s turn to throw a wrench in the works. Paul brushed off pleas from his fellow Republicans, who billed the budget plan as an “emergency” measure needed


The US government stumbled into a midnight shutdown yesterday as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budgetbusting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington. A shutdown – technically a lapse in agency appropriations – became inevitable as GOP Senator Rand Paul repeatedly held up votes on the budget plan, which is married to a six-week government-wide spending measure. The Senate recessed around 11pm local time with plans to reconvene just after midnight. Paul was seeking a vote on reversing spending increases and refused to speed things up when he was denied. “I ran for office because I was very critical of President Obama’s trillion-dollar deficits,” the Kentucky senator said. “Now we have Republicans hand in hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits. I can’t in all honesty look the other way.” While the government’s authority to spend some money

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ne of the key acceptances in life is being able to admit when you get it wrong. If you can accept that at times you are going to make mistakes and sometimes head down the wrong path, then you’ll be a better person for the experience. Yesterday was one of those days. On Friday morning, in this very column, I wrote of the frustrations facing police here in Ashburton during one of our more prolific crime sprees in recent years and how that frustration was starting to show on the faces of our police who are stretched to their absolute maximum. In stating that it was about time for the Police Minister

Stuart Nash to step up and make some positive changes and endear himself to the people of this community, I misled myself into believing that the buck stopped with him and him only. Of course, the powers from which the Police Minister can operate under don’t stretch as far as allocation of officers – that responsibility lies solely with the Police Commissioner. So, I’ll admit to pointing the frustration in the wrong direc-

tion – and said as much to Nash when I spoke to him yesterday. But despite the discrepancy, the frustration still boils over. What point does it have to get to before it’s too late – will it take an absolute crime epidemic before anything is actually done. Nash made some good, valid – and at times political – points during our conversation and I appreciated his time in talking with me. But it doesn’t solve the problem. Short of standing on the corner of West Street with a sign or a picture of Uncle Sam saying “We Want You” – the police force can’t do much more about recruitment. The process is tough, and it will take a long time before we get anywhere near to reaching

the proposed figure of 1800 officers as a part of the Labour and NZ First coalition. Meanwhile, while I am happy to admit I am wrong, I will not allow accusations of not showing political neutrality slide quite as easily. We are a paper who will provide any person within this community, and often from outside of this community, a voice. A place in which they can share their tales and their woes. That means we hold no restrictions on race, religion, or political association. If you want to speak and what you have to say is factual and correct then we will, in almost every case, give you the chance to do it. So, to be informed yesterday

by more than one party that we are showing a political allegiance was also frustrating. While I can see how it might look that way to some, particularly those who didn’t vote a particular way, we are in fact only allowing someone to express their opinions and extend the offer to anyone in a similar position to do exactly the same when they feel it necessary. I will, however, remind those who like to leave rather trivial and abusive voice messages and notes that their particular method of communication isn’t quite appropriate for a response. A face-to-face conversation for such matters, I’ve always found, is so much better – so feel free to pop upstairs at Somerset House and say hello.

Trump, fresh off patching up ties with China, reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House that the US would defend its close ally. Today’s birthdays: Opera singer Leontyne Price is 91. Actor Robert Wagner is 88. Rock musician Don Wilson (The Ventures) is 85. Singer Roberta Flack is 81. Singer Jimmy Merchant (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers) is 78. Movie director Michael Apted is

77. Rock musician Bob Spalding (The Ventures) is 71. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Spitz is 68. Walt Disney Co. chairman and chief executive Robert Iger is 67. World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman is 63. Actress Kathleen Beller is 62. Country singer Lionel Cartwright is 58. ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos is 57. Retired MLB All-Star Lenny Dykstra is 55. Political commentator Glenn

Beck is 54. Actress Laura Dern is 51. Writer-producer-director Vince Gilligan (TV: Breaking Bad) is 51. Country singer Dude Mowrey is 46. Actor Jason Olive is 46. Actress Elizabeth Banks is 44. Pop singer Rosanna Taverez (Eden’s Crush) is 41. Actress Julia Pace Mitchell is 40. Reggaeton singer Don Omar is 40. Country musician Jeremy Baxter (Carolina Rain) is 38. Actress Uzo Aduba is 37. Actor Max Brown is 37. Actor

Barry Sloane is 37. Rock singer Eric Dill is 36. Rock musician Ben Romans (The Click Five) is 36. Actor Trevante Rhodes is 28. Actress Emma Roberts is 27. Actress Makenzie Vega is 24. Actress Chloe Grace Moretz is 21. Actress Yara Shahidi is 18. Thought for today: “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” — Simone de Beauvoir, French writer (1908-1986). – AP

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Saturday, February 10, the 41st day of 2018. There are 324 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On February 10, 1968, US figure skater Peggy Fleming, 19, won America’s only gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France, in the ladies’ singles event. (Gabriele Seyfert of East Germany earned the silver medal, Hana Maskova of Czechoslovakia, the bronze.) On this date: In 1763, Britain, Spain and France signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years’ War (also known as the French and Indian War in North America). In 1840, Britain’s Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of SaxeCoburg and Gotha. In 1936, Nazi Germany’s Reichstag passed a law investing the Gestapo secret police with absolute authority exempt from any legal review. In 1942, RCA Victor presented Glenn Miller and his Orchestra with a “gold record” for their recording of Chattanooga Choo Choo, which had sold more than 1 million copies. In 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States. In 1966, the Jacqueline Susann novel Valley of the Dolls was published by Bernard Geis Associates. In 1992, boxer Mike Tyson was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant. (Tyson served three years in prison.) Author Alex Haley died in Seattle at age 70. Ten years ago: Amy Winehouse won five Grammys, including record and song of the year for Rehab. Five years ago: Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford took charge of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan. One year ago: President Donald


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Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford receive the gift of a wahakura on Waitangi Day.

Where’s the real discussion? BY CATHERINE DELAHUNTY


have been at Waitangi every Waitangi Day for 17 years. I love Waitangi for its beauty, the contradictions, the Nga Puhi welcome and the opportunity for learning. It is always different yet the same. There is always the heat, the crowds, the watermelons and the waka. The politics is like that too, always different but some things keep surfacing that the Crown would like to avoid. Palpable in the softness of the dawn karakia is the hope for a nation and, equally powerful, the spoken and unspoken energy of unfinished business. People who say it was the best Waitangi Day yet this year and there was no protest, do not understand the true nature of the event. The treaty grounds were buzzing with the unique and positive experience of a prime minister who came for five days and led a public breakfast for all under the trees instead of a VIP elite event inside the Copthorne Hotel. She also reframed the day as one where dissent is not failure which is particularly refreshing for dissenters tired of the shallow media assessment of Waitangi in terms of protests are bad, smiling is good. The lower camping ground was very different. In tents, buses and marquees intense dis-

cussion about He Wakaputanga (the Declaration of Independence,1835) and the meaning of Te Tiriti in our lives was under way. I sat in on a session about the way the settlement claims processes actually extinguish tangata whenua legal rights. I heard anger and dismay about the Government’s intention to sign the TPP. There was discontent from veteran leaders of the tino rangatiratanga movement that the Prime Minister was only engaged in social issues for Maori as if these were disconnected from sovereignty. As I drove up to Waitangi the Prime Minister was on national radio saying water rights and other fundamental constitutional issues were not her focus. Her commitment is to jobs, housing and infrastructure in the regions, which are vital, but they are not Te Tiriti o Waitangi commitments. I listened to Maori activists working on climate change who want an end to oil drilling contracts, but the new Government has ruled this off the table. So much for climate being our “nuclear moment”. I met manawhenua of the north fighting to protect both the quality and the control of water. Whanau evicted from ancestral land and the Ihumatao campaigners standing up for the stonefields in Mangere gave impassioned presentations calling for our help as no Government

has offered them any solutions. Two T words keep emerging despite the happy honeymoon at Waitangi, tino rangatiratanga and TPP. I enjoyed the mushrooms and scrambled eggs cooked by MPs, but like many people I met, I am still hungry for the discussion of sovereignty issues, because the equity and poverty issues are fundamentally connected to the loss of land, resources and culture which should have been affirmed and honoured since 1840. The Greens call for a review of the treaty claims settlement process is yet to be embraced by Labour, but it is critical if this process is to bear some resemblance to justice for hapu in the long term. Waitangi is the symbolic event where the relationship between the Crown and tangata whenua is annually confronted. When Don Brash received a bit of mud in the eye it was a small reminder of the mud he slings daily over the indigenous people of the land. Steven Joyce was hit by a plastic dildo as a summary of his contribution to peace and wellbeing in this country. Jacinda Ardern received a wahakura basket for her baby and warmth in exchange for the warmth she personally brought to Waitangi Day. However, the T words remain and they will not be hypnotised

away by the rhetoric of inclusion. An investment deal which weakens national sovereignty, let alone tino rangatiratanga, is about to be signed. This deal and the setting aside of Article 2 of Te Tiriti discussions in favour of generic improvements to housing and jobs is a recipe for failure. There is a desperate need for well-paid work and homes for Maori whanau, but the over-representation of tangata whenua in all the negative statistics is not solved by avoiding the dialogue on dual sovereignty and the need for healing of the intergenerational trauma of colonisation. We all have a part to play in this dialogue of national peacemaking, it’s a long-term project requiring courage at every level. The new generation of leaders, such as Justin Trudeau and Jacinda Ardern, will be judged on these issues, not by the charisma of their outreach, but by the progress towards a decolonised constitutional transformation under their watch. – NZME Catherine Delahunty is a former Green MP. 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 ashguardian PRESS COUNCIL This newspaper is subject to the New Zealand Press Council. Complaints must first be directed in writing to editor@ If unsatisfied, the complaint may be referred to the Press Council PO Box 10-879, The Terrace, Wellington 6143 or email Further detail and an online complaints form are available at


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Desperate for work Former S Club 7 star Paul Cattermole has left his fans in tears after discussing his life living on the breadline. The 40-yearold singer, revealed that he has fallen on hard times and has been experiencing money problems since being declared bankrupt in 2015. Last month, Cattermole attempted to ease his financial struggles, by selling off a framed presentation platinum sales award from New Zealand on eBay. He also tried to sell his BRIT Award. Now, the star revealed the extent of his financial woes, saying he’s been forced to live off instant noodles and beg reality TV producers for work.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (centre), attends a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea held the military parade and rally just one day before South Korea hosts the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. PHOTO AP


North thumbs nose at US North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over an extravagant military parade in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Squareyesterday, grabbing the spotlight on the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea to thumb his nose at Washington while making a point of showing off his new-found restraint toward Seoul. The parade itself had been anticipated for weeks. North Korea announced last month that it would hold a big event to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its military. But instead of broadcasting the morning event live, North

Korean television aired an edited version later in the day, giving it a somewhat lower profile than expected. The parade was also shorter and featured fewer missiles than the previous one, which was held in April last year and unveiled five new kinds of missiles – surprising analysts and generating headlines worldwide. This time, Kim fine-tuned his more fiery rhetoric toward Washington. Addressing tens of thousands of troops and civilians assembled on the square below him, Kim said the parade marks North Korea’s emergence as a “global military

power” despite facing the “worst sanctions”. He called for his military to maintain a high level of combat readiness against the United States and its followers to keep them from infringing upon “the republic’s sacred dignity and autonomy even by 0.001 millimetres”. He made no mention of the Olympics in the parts of his speech that were broadcast. It was unclear whether the North showed the entirety of his speech during the recorded coverage of the parade. The tone was in line with Kim’s bigger strategy of late. He has been making a major diplomatic push toward South Korea since he announced a

last-minute proposal to send a delegation of athletes, officials and entertainers to the Pyeongchang games during his annual New Year’s address. The moves have been generally welcomed in the South. Even as the missiles were rolling by his viewing stand, South Korean officials announced that Kim’s younger sister, due to attend Friday’s opening ceremony, will have a luncheon with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. That in itself is a major breakthrough for the Koreas. Kim Yo Jong is one of Kim Jong Un’s closest confidants and she will be the first member of the Kim family to visit the South. - AP

Kim wears Kiwi activewear Like her or loathe her, if Kim Kardashian wears your brand, it’s safe to say you’ve hit the big time. The 37-year-old has shared a photo – which has sparked huge debate – of herself in a pair of bike shorts from sportswear company 2XU, founded by a Kiwi and two Australians. While the internet rages over whether or not the image is appropriate – Kardashian is in the process of removing her bra when daughter, North, captures the shot – it’s also a coup for 2XU, given the reality TV star has 107 million followers on Instagram alone.


Rohingya say military cut off their food Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time. First, soldiers stopped the Rohingya Muslim from walking three hours to the forest for the firewood he sold to feed his family. Then Buddhist neighbours and seven soldiers took his only cow, which he rented out to fertilise rice fields. Next, he says, they killed his uncle and strung him up on a wire for trying to stop the theft of his buffalos. By the time Goni saw bodies floating down the local river, of fellow Rohingya killed for ille-

gal fishing, he knew his family would die if they didn’t leave. On bad days, they carved the flesh out of banana plant stalks for food. On the worst days, his children ate nothing. “I felt so sorry that I couldn’t give them enough food,” the 25-year-old says, tears running down his face, in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, just across the border from Myanmar. “Everything just got worse and worse. ... Day by day, the pressure was increasing all around us. They used to tell us, ‘This isn’t your land. ... We’ll starve you out’.” First, massacres, rapes and

the wholesale destruction of villages by the Myanmar military in western Rakhine state forced nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, in reprisal for Rohingya militant attacks on August 25. Now, the food supply appears to be another weapon that’s being used against the dwindling numbers of Rohingya in Myanmar. The accounts of hunger could not be independently confirmed, as Myanmar’s government does not allow reporters into the northern part of Rakhine state, where most of the Rohingya lived. How-

ever, more than a dozen interviews with the most recent refugees show growing desperation, as the noose tightens around their communities in what UN officials have said may be a genocide. The UN and human rights groups such as Amnesty International have also warned of increasing hunger among the Rohingya in areas where conflict and displacement have been most rampant. Repeated calls to Myanmar’s military weren’t answered, but the Myanmar government denies ethnic cleansing and says it is battling terrorists. - AP

Tarantino apologises Quentin Tarantino has apologised to Roman Polanski rape victim Samantha Geimer for comments he made in a 2003 radio interview with Howard Stern. In a statement to IndieWire, Tarantino called his comments about Geimer “cavalier” and said he was “ignorant and insensitive and, above all, incorrect”. In the recently resurfaced interview with Stern, Tarantino said that Geimer “wanted to have it” and that she was “down to party”. “Fifteen years later, I realise how wrong I was,” said Tarantino. “Ms Geimer WAS raped by Roman Polanski. I didn’t take Ms Geimer’s feelings into consideration and for that I am truly sorry.”


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More remains found in probe Police in Toronto have recovered the remains of at least six people from planters on a property connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, officials said yesterday. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said the remains, found on property McArthur used as storage in exchange for doing the landscaping, included some from one of the five men McArthur is already charged with killing, Andrew Kinsman. McArthur was arrested January 18 and charged with two counts of murder in connection with the disappearances of Kinsman and Selim Esen, two men last seen in the Gay Village district of Toronto. Not long after that, he was charged with the murders of three more men and police said they were on a wide search for other possible victims. Police expect to file more charges. Investigators are still working to determine who the other alleged victims are from the property. They haven’t determined yet if they are the same men or other people. Authorities have checked at least 30 other places where the landscaper was known to have worked, including some of To-


In brief Surprise in pocket A Danish volunteer in a charity shop has found $8284 in the pocket of a coat he was preparing to put on sale. Jens Erik Christensen said the woman’s coat was in a bag with other clothes left in the DanChurchSocial shop’s container. Christensen said he was checking the coat’s buttons, zippers and pockets when he noticed a bulge in one pocket and found the money in euro bills. He said he was “a bit surprised” but didn’t hesitate to call the police so they could investigate who owned the coat before donating it. - NZME

‘Russia meddled’

Forensic anthropologist professor Kathy Gruspier (second from left), walks with police officers at a property where alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur worked, in Toronto. PHOTO AP ronto’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. Police have said they expect to find more remains in the planters they’ve retrieved from around the city. Idsinga said they have about 15 planters now, but he declined to say where they are in examining them. Investigators are also start-

ing to excavate part of the lawn at the home where the new remains were found. Police have set up a large tent and heaters on the property to keep the ground from freezing and a forensic anthropologist arrived at the property yesterday. The two-storey home sits across from a park and

next to small apartment buildings in an upscale neighbourhood. Idsinga said investigators finished searching inside the house and the garage and said the occupants of the home are free to return, but can’t go into the backyard. - AP


Father of Joyce’s mistress wants him ‘burned alive’ The father of Barnaby Joyce’s mistress says he wants to see the politician burned alive and eaten “like the lamb he is”. Retired firefighter Peter Campion, estranged father of Vikki Campion, 33, roasted the Deputy Prime Minister on Thursday, saying he wanted to burn him on a fire. “I just want to say ‘bah’ as we call him in our place,” Campion said referring to Joyce as a sheep. “We’re saving a place by the fire and by the fire, I mean over the fire. I’ve got rather a taste for lamb roast at the moment and I

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Vikki Campion think the Deputy Prime Minister on a spit would be quite a sight.” Campion first heard of his

daughter’s relationship with Joyce from media reports on Wednesday revealing the couple are expecting a baby in April. “Vikki’s mother and I think that with Baaa-naby [sic] as dad the kid will probably be a perfect little lamb,” he said to the Cairns Post. “Politics sure does make for strange bedfellows. We just never imagined our daughter would hop into one with a former Kiwi. “Our future son-in-law should give himself an uppercut for failing to give one to the PM.” Campion said he has not spoken to his daughter, a former

journalist and Joyce’s media adviser, for years. Campion attended high school in Tolga, in the Tablelands Region of Far North Queensland, and her father writes regular letters to the regional newspaper. A critic of the Turnbull Government, Campion said he hopes Joyce “can find a respectable job” and referred to the Prime Minister as “Mr Talkbull”. The Deputy Prime Minister announced his separation from his wife of 24 years, Natalie Joyce, in December last year. - NZME

Former President George W. Bush said he believes Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, departing from President Donald Trump who has been skeptical of intelligence agencies’ findings that the Kremlin had interfered to help him win. “There’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled. Whether they affected the outcome is another question,” the 41st president said at a summit in Abu Dhabi yesterday. He added: “It’s problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results.” - NZME

Call for Syria ceasefire The UN humanitarian chief briefed the Security Council on the worsening situation for civilians in Syria and the United Nations’ call for an immediate 30-day ceasefire to deliver aid and evacuate the critically ill — but the council took no action. Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told reporters a humanitarian ceasefire is “not realistic” because “the terrorists” are keeping up attacks though Moscow would like one. - AP

Mexican police charged Authorities in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz announced charges yesterday of “forced disappearance” against 19 current or former state police officials and officers, saying they kidnapped and killed 15 innocent civilians. Veracruz Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes said the victims included two women and two minors, and the alleged perpetrators reached to top of the police structure. - AP

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Rhys Cromie will be out to cause problems for the table-topping Hampstead when they take on his Fairton side today.



Hampstead facing big hurdle BY MATT MARKHAM


After a Waitangi weekend break, tennis returns to the courts of the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre this weekend for the penultimate round of Mid Canterbury Open Grade Interclub. Current competition leaders,

Hampstead – who are looking to win both the first and second rounds of the competition – hold a two-point advantage over Methven on top of the points ladder and victory for them this week against Fairton will put them in a strong position going into next weekend’s final round.

In Fairton though, Hampstead face a formidable foe with the side led by Rhys Cromie and Tyler Leonard – a strong on-court combination which will prove a tough challenge for Aidan Mitchell and the rest of the Hampstead side. Methven will be out to claim

maximum points in their match today against Southern. Should both Hampstead and Methven win this weekend then a grandstand finish to the season will unfold next week when the two sides clash in the final round – with the winner claiming overall honours.

Today’s other match sees Allenton and Tinwald squaring off. In A Reserve action today Allenton takes on the Hampstead Aces, the two Methven sides, Gold and Diamonds will do battle and Southern Wakanui and Hampstead Hillbillies will play the other match.


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Veteran chases fourth title By Dale BuDge The New Zealand Grand Prix has a long and storied history with many of the best drivers the world has ever seen winning the annual race. At its peak during the Tasman Series in the 1960s and 1970s, legends of the sport such as Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart, Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Keke Rosberg wowed the crowds. Much has changed since. The big names stopped coming and public interest dropped. Yet two constants remained: the famous trophy is still up for grabs each summer and legendary Kiwi racer Kenny Smith is still competing. Smith, who began motor racing as a 16-year-old in 1958, raced against the best the world has ever seen and picked up three Grand Prix wins over the years – his first in 1976. He walked among the legends and went toe-to-toe with the best we’ve ever produced – Bruce McLaren, Chris Amon and Denny Hulme. This weekend, as the 76-yearold lines up for a staggering 47th crack at the country’s premier motor race in what is his 60th consecutive summer of racing, he reflects on his first Grand Prix back in 1964 when he lined up at Pukekohe in a 1500cc Lotus 22. “It was a thrill to do it because it was amongst some of the greatest drivers of all time,” Smith said.

Kenny Smith at 76 remains an icon of New Zealand motor racing.

“It was quite a thrill to drive even though we only had small cars (Formula Junior as opposed to Formula 1 cars) compared to them. It was an honour to be among those guys. “You could talk to Graham Hill

just like anybody. Same with Jim Clark or Stirling Moss. “All those guys were just ordinary people. “They weren’t full of their own shit – they were just ordinary people.”

Smith was good friends with McLaren, who died six years later in a practice crash at Goodwood in England. Others like Clark would also perish in competition. Back home Smith continued to race and got his first Grand Prix win in 1976 in a Lola T332 Chevrolet Formula 5000 car at Pukekohe. “The 76 one was the greatest memory of all-time,” he said. “It is something you could never forget. “It is just so good to be on a trophy with all of those great names.” He would go on to win five Gold Star Drivers Award in the 1975–1976, 1983–1984, 1984– 1985, 1986–1987 and 1989–1990 seasons and two more Grands Prix in 1990 and 2004. The best compliment I can pay him is this. It isn’t his pure speed, his race craft or even his longevity that sets Kenny Smith apart. The one thing I’ve noticed more than anything is how respected he is and how much he’s loved by all. He is literally old enough to be many of his rivals’ grandfathers yet he can relate to those kids and interact with them as well as anyone. He almost certainly won’t be adding a fourth New Zealand Grand Prix to his trophy cabinet this weekend, but there is no doubt that Kenny Smith is an absolute champion. - NZME


Team NZ sail off with top honour Team New Zealand have been awarded the premier national sporting award at the 55th Halberg Awards. The America’s Cup-winning side included Kerikeri sailors Blair Tuke and Andy Malony. They were named the Team of the Year before being presented the supreme Halberg Award by Halberg Disability Sport Foundation patron, Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy. Team New Zealand’s victory in Bermuda over Oracle marked the end of a redemption mission after succumbing to the American outfit in 2013. Maloney and Tuke both played big roles in the successful regatta. Tuke held a unique dual role combining the responsibilities of cyclor and trimmer while Maloney was a cog in the superb cyclor peloton. Maloney made the transition from the Laser class in order to be ready to compete in the America’s Cup but his previous sailing experience helped with the cycling-based role on ship. “I’ve done quite a lot of cycling and cross-training for the Laser. “You’ve got to have strong legs

for the Laser class,” he said. “I was really in the right place at the right time when they needed some cyclors.” Team New Zealand faced stiff competition in the Team of the Year category, with the Black Ferns, Black Sox and the Women’s K2500m team of Lisa Carrington and Caitlin Ryan. The Black Ferns had a strong Northland influence help them secure a fifth Women’s Rugby World Cup title when they beat England in the final 41-32. The final was arguably the best display of rugby in 2017. Winger Portia Woodman, first five Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali, lock Charmaine Smith and prop Aleisha Nelson were big contributors in the win. Woodman in particular starred with 13 tries, securing herself the IRB Women’s Rugby Player of the Year. The Kaikohe flyer was also up for the High Performance Sport New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year award, however that was won by Carrington for the second consecutive year. Carrington, who claimed medals in all her four events at the

Team New Zealand World Kayaking Championships – including two gold – edged out golfer Lydia Ko, Woodman and double international Black Fern and Black Ferns Sevens player Sarah Goss. Sophie Pascoe won the Halberg Disabled Sportsperson of the Year for the fifth time. The Para swimmer who set six world records in 2017 was named ahead of para athletes William Stedman and Holly Robinson and para skier Corey Peters. Shot putter Tom Walsh was named the Sportsman of the Year after becoming New Zealand’s first male to win an IAAF Track

and Field Championship. Walsh headed off All Black Beauden Barrett, Formula One driver Brendon Hartley and Black Cap Ross Taylor for the win. Gordon Walker won the Buddle Findlay Coach of the Year for the second year running. Walker, who guided canoeists in four boats, including Carrington, to medals at the World Kayak Championships was named ahead of Black Sox coach Mark Sorenson, Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore and rowing coach Gary Hay. Track cyclist Ellesse Andrews, who won the individual pursuit and a world record at the UCI Junior Track World Championships in 2018, received the Emerging Talent award. Andrews was named ahead of sailor Josh Armit, freeskiier Nico Porteous and rower Matthew MacDonald. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was presented the Sport New Zealand Leadership Award. Rob Waddell was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame and Morrie Chandler was recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award for services to motorsport. - NZME

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McLaren interested in Hamilton F1 reunion By PhiliP Duncan McLaren are keeping a close eye on Lewis Hamilton’s contract developments at Mercedes and chief executive Zak Brown admits that he would be interested in offering the four-time champion a second chapter at the British team. Hamilton, 33, is entering the final year of his Mercedes’ deal, and while Formula One’s reigning constructors’ champions are confident he will re-sign for a further two seasons, the lack of any formal announcement has put McLaren on alert. Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff recently said talks over a new contract are “positive and ongoing”. Hamilton, who joined Mercedes from McLaren in 2013, has a romantic history with the British team. He signed for them when he was only 13 before winning his maiden world championship in 2008. A decade on, Hamilton’s triumph remains the last time a driver won the title in a McLaren car. The team from Woking have endured a torrid recent few years, but they hope to be fighting towards the front in 2018 after dropping beleaguered engine partner Honda and teaming up with Renault. “If anyone got Lewis, it would be great for the team,” American Brown said. “He has a great history here at McLaren, and he is very friendly with the shareholders. “We are happy with our lineup, but if something happened to take one or two of those drivers out of play, then of course someone like Lewis has his history here. “He is an unbelievable driver. There isn’t a team in the pit lane that would not be interested in having Lewis drive for them, us included.” Fernando Alonso quit McLaren after just one season back in 2006 following his acrimonious fallout with Hamilton and the team’s former overlord Ron Dennis. But the two-time world champion, now in the fourth year of his second spell at McLaren, would be open to having Hamilton race alongside him. “Fernando would race anybody,” Brown said. “I have never had a single conversation with Fernando about anything other than himself. “Fernando would have anyone as his team-mate.” Hamilton is due to take the wraps off his new Mercedes at Silverstone later this month before opening the defence of his title on March 25 at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. - PA

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In brief No evidence of fixing The International Cricket Council has found no evidence of any games being corrupted following its investigation into allegations of match-fixing made by The Sun newspaper. The British newspaper ran several reports based on a four-month undercover investigation into bookmakers from India. It was reported that two bookmakers claimed they could fix games in the Big Bash, the IPL and the Ashes. The sport’s governing body has found no proof of wrongdoing on the part of players or officials. - PA

Tactics questioned Legspinner Adam Zampa has questioned whether Australia is behind the curve when it comes to T20 selections ahead of their clash with England in Melbourne. The Melbourne Stars tweaker is yet to learn whether he’ll be recalled for tonight’s match after missing out in Hobart. Frustrated by the lack of certainty around his spot, Zampa has suggested Australia may be missing a trick with their reluctance to employ two spinners. - AAP

Record NFL price Bevan Richen will be a key cog in the wheel for Lauriston this weekend.



Muirhead race wide open By Matt MarkhaM

Mid Canterbury’s Hawke Cup match against North Otago on the Ashburton Oval may be the big talking point of this weekend’s local cricket action – but the race for the Muirhead Rosebowl continues around the regions as well with teams still jostling for ascendency. The absence of a few players from various sides due to representative duties will create a little more interest to the whole affair with both matches likely to

produce intriguing contests. In-form Lauriston will have to do battle without star players Alex Hooper and Nick Gilbert this week. But they do have the necessary skills among their remaining players to hold off the challenge of a relatively unscathed Tech Stags side who hit some good form last week, especially with the bat. For Lauriston, their usual soldiers Scott Morgan and the likes of Bevan Richen will have to hold off the strong Tech bowl-

ers to get the runs on the board, with guys like Scott Punselie and Kody Stuthridge causing plenty of trouble with the ball in hand at the moment. Whoever wins that battle could well lead their team to success. In the other match, Allenton will be out to right the wrongs of their Pritchard Shield efforts when they trek out to Coldstream to take them on. Allenton’s second half of the season thus far has been pretty woeful and they’ll be keen to bury the memory of their heavy

defeat against Methven in the final round of the Pritchard Shield. Coldstream will be without their two openers and first drop from last week. Bo Houston, Cam Jopson and Deon Biggs will all be on representative duty while they also lose Jay Houston from the mix too. The opening bowling prowess of Biggs will also be sorely missed, creating a perfect opportunity for Allenton to try and get a victory on the board to get their season back on track.

Jimmy Garoppolo has just seven starts in the NFL to his name, but the San Francisco 49ers have made the quarterback the league’s highest-paid player per year. The 49ers acquired Garoppolo from the Patriots late in the 2017-18 season. Garoppolo took on the duties as starting QB with five games to go, and the 49ers finished with five straight wins. That was enough for the franchise to offer the 26-yearold a five-year contract worth $NZ190 million. - NZME

Eels see a new era The last halves pairing to win a title for Parramatta have anointed Mitchell Moses and Corey Norman as the saviours who can finally put the Eels back in the premiership mix. Eels fans have been forced to wait 32 years for another title, since Peter Sterling and Brett Kenny led the club to glory in 1986. But with an improving squad under coach Brad Arthur, the pair can see success looming again with Moses and Norman at the helm. - AAP


Around the grounds

Sporting events we think are worth checking out around the Ashburton District this weekend.




Harness racing

Mid Canterbury and North Otago – Hawke Cup at the Ashburton Domain Oval from 10am.

The popular Aquafest is back for another year with all the water action you’ll need. From 8am to 3pm both days.

Sunday: The South Island Production Saloons and all other grades are in action at the Ashburton Speedway.

The Hororata Trotting Club holds their annual meeting on the grass track at Methven on Sunday. First race is 12:07pm.


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Camps ‘unavoidable’ Steve Hansen says Hurricanes’ complaints about All Black camps are on the money but has called for the Super teams to get on with the job. Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has led the public revolt, describing the forced removal of All Blacks during game weeks as short of high performance standards, particularly as those players were central to any team’s planning. New Chiefs coach Colin Cooper has taken a contrary view, and said “it is what it is”. The All Blacks will take players away from their Super Rugby franchises for at least four midweek camps but they will be available for the matches. Hansen claimed it was an unavoidable situation. “Unfortunately with the season structure you’ve got to have some preparation to play an international team the standard of France,” he said at the Halberg Awards. “Otherwise you risk underperforming and the expectation is we win. “It’s not an ideal situation for Super teams and players, we know that, and it’s not an ideal situation for us to have no preparation time ... we work through a process. “We’ve come to an agreement, it is what it is. “It’s not ideal for anybody and

Ferns Sevens named Three new faces have been included in a 20-strong Black Ferns Sevens squad for 2018 and they can expect field time. Uncapped trio Rhiarna Ferris (Waikato), Huia Harding (Waikato) and Risi Pouri-Lane (Tasman) are included alongside proven performers such as Portia Woodman, Gayle Broughton, Michaela Blyde, Tyla Nathan-Wong and captain Sarah Goss. Coach Allan Bunting says the growth in the women’s game has unearthed talented athletes and he is looking forward to working with the new players. - NZME

Thorn tempted by Tens

Steve Hansen acknowledges that we’re developing players for France, England and Japan. we’re supportive of each other hopefully. At the end of the day we have to adapt and adjust. “Let’s just get on with it and do the right thing by the players.” On the continuing departure of players overseas, Hansen said: “Last year we (All Blacks) had 19 replacements. You need depth to keep doing what we are doing, and we are fortunate to have a talented pool of people. “The downside is everybody

else wants to come and buy them.” He said New Zealand had to, in effect, develop players for the France, England and Japan markets in order to keep some for themselves. “The old adage about wanting to develop one ... we have to develop four, one for us and one for each of those other environments,” he said. “I can’t say enough about what

people below All Black and Super Rugby are doing to raise the talent level. “It hasn’t got to the point its disastrous, the contracting people are doing a magnificent job, there is a massive desire to pull on the black jersey. “While that’s still there we will still keep coming out on top on the talent side of things but we know we will keep losing some.” - NZME

Jones up to his usual tricks Eddie Jones has ignited the build-up to England’s NatWest Six Nations clash with Wales by thrusting Rhys Patchell under the spotlight. Jones has piled the pressure on to the inexperienced 24-year-old Welsh fly-half, who will be winning his seventh cap in the absence of injured playmakers Dan Biggar and Rhys Priestland. Patchell was influential in last weekend’s 34-7 rout of Scotland in Cardiff, but injury-hit Wales were widely written off leading into that match and Jones insists England at Twickenham are a different proposition. “Every time Rhys Patchell looks up, he’s going to see Jonathan Joseph in his vision – it’s not a great sight,” Jones said. “Wales have to get the ball wide and Patchell hasn’t played much test match rugby. “He’s a young guy, he’s inexperienced and is their third-choice 10. “He’s got to get the ball wide and that’s going to be a big job. “It will be different to playing against Scotland. “Scotland couldn’t cope with the expectation and now he’s got to cope with the expectation of playing well. “Patchell will have to find guys

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Eddie Jones has been putting the spotlight on Rhys Patchell. around him to help because he’ll be under some heat. “Wales played really well against Scotland but it’s going to

be different on Saturday – they had no expectation on them last Saturday but this week they come full of expectation.

“Everyone has been telling them how well they played. (Wales coach) Warren Gatland’s been talking a lot this week. “He’s confident. They’re confident.” It is the first time Jones has sought to engage Wales in verbal hostilities ahead of the eagerly awaited showdown between rivals who completed convincing victories in round one. Warren Gatland stated earlier in the week that England’s six-day turnaround following their 46-15 demolition of Italy would count against them, but Jones used yesterday’s team announcement press conference to hit back. “I can remember 18 or 24 months ago someone at the Rugby Football Union, whose name I don’t recollect at the moment, coming in and saying, ‘You play Italy on Sunday and Wales on Saturday, is that OK?”’ Jones said. “No problem, that’s the draw, that’s how we prepare for it. So we’ve had 18 months to prepare for this turnaround. “Is that difficult? “It’s difficult, it’s difficult if you haven’t used your 18 months well. “We’ve used our 18 months well. We’ve had a great preparation.” - AP

Brad Thorn admits he was tempted to pull on the boots as a wildcard for the Queensland Reds at the Brisbane Tens. But his longtime mentor Robbie Deans said the dual-code great can make just as big an impact from the stands as he did as a player. Thorn might be 43 but his last professional match wasn’t really all that long ago. The former All Black played two games in the 2016 season for Queensland Country, who he coached to a premiership the following year. - AAP

McKinley misses out Italy coach Conor O’Shea admits he had to stop himself from picking Ian McKinley to face Ireland purely to create a “romantic story”. Dublin-born five-eighth McKinley was forced to retire in 2011 after being blinded in one eye, only to relaunch his career in Italy three years later thanks to the aid of specially-designed goggles. The former Leinster playmaker’s situation even led World Rugby to ratify the use of the goggles for test rugby, with the 28-year-old since progressing to represent Italy by way of residency. - AP

Coleman still cranky Wallabies enforcer Adam Coleman won’t have to curb his confrontational instincts to suit his new role as Melbourne Rebels skipper, according to teammate Will Genia. The 26-year-old lock has been handed the captaincy of the Super Rugby side after joining them from the defunct Western Force. Coleman has become one of Australia’s most important test players due to his no-holdsbarred aggression and Genia said that was precisely the reason why he was so perfect for the skipper’s role. “He still has blowups at training with Jordy for not throwing straight or whatever it might be,” Genia said. - AAP

Get excited, says Deans Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has backed David Pocock to make a big impact in his return from a one-year sabbatical. Deans had a first-hand look at Pocock in his playing comeback with the Panasonic Wild Knights during the recently-concluded Japanese Top League season. What he saw convinced him the 29-yearold flanker will improve both Australia’s Test team and the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby. “I think you’ll be very excited the way Pocock comes back,” Deans said yesterday ahead of the Brisbane Tens. “I think he’s going to be a key figure in Australian rugby over the next couple of years.” - AAP

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Latta eyes Stakes start Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta plans to make one of her rare bids on the Gr.2 Matamata Breeders Stakes (1200m) on Saturday week. Latta is eyeing the fillies’ feature with Platinum Mam’selle after her hardfought second behind Bit Lippy in last Saturday’s Phoenix Park 2YO Classic at New Plymouth. “She’ll go to Matamata then, all going well, be back here for the Sires’ Stakes,” Latta said. “She’s a good filly.” - NZME

Race 1: Winterfell, Kings Landing, One Over Da Skye, I W McNik Race 2: Key Reactor, Skipperland, Miss Big, Bicton Race 3: Raging Thunder, Art Collector, Absolutely Unreal, Itsbeenforever Race 4: English Rose, Motu Bettor Be Quick, Direct Control, Sounds Like A Gem Race 5: Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Bettor Joy, Anytime, De Lancome Race 6: Unico Enchantress, Calendar Girlz, Maddisons Desire, Take After Me Race 7: Jean Sebastien, Beg For Chevron, Geena’s Girl, Michelle Race 8: Baileys Knight, Run Boy Run, Clasina Maria, Kardesler Race 9: Go Davey, Doitson, Sportscaster, Titanium Race 10: Rebel Kibbybones, Highland Star, McLovin, We’ll Meet Again Race 11: Miss You, Alta Shelby, Quite Ideal, Frankie D

Sarah O’Reilly, Charlotte Purvis, Samantha Ottley, Olivia Thornley and Hayley Clarke model the teal pants which are a key element of the touch of teal campaign.

Derby tilt on the line Top trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman haven’t given up hope of slipping in the back door to the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) with Mongolian Marshal. The High Chaparral gelding has been placed in two of his three starts and will be looking to break maiden status at Pukekohe tomorrow in the Fasttrack 1600. “He’s had no luck at all,” Baker said. “Hopefully he can do the job on Sunday. Opie is on him.” - NZME

BEST BET: Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Race 5) VALUE: Go Davey (Race 9)

A touch of teal on track BY MATT MARKHAM


There will be a real touch of teal to Methven tomorrow when the Hororata Trotting Club rolls into town. The once-a-year club will hold their annual meeting on the Mt Harding course tomorow afternoon with big fields the order of the day – but also a special twist to the racing action as well that will see racegoers engaged for a good cause. Harness Racing New Zealand are currently running a fundraising promotion dubbed The Teal Pants Campaign, in which all female drivers in New Zealand, for six weeks, are wearing teal driving pants to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.


Funds are being raised for the promotion with each victory that the teal pants are carried to success in. Harness Racing New Zealand is putting up $200 for each victory, while Woodlands Stud are pledging $100 for each win. Clubs are buying into the promotion as well by donating $100 for each win at their meeting. The Teal Pants movement initially started in Victoria in 2014 following the loss of Duncan McPherson’s wife Lyn in 2010 to ovarian cancer. It then was held throughout Australia last season. Determined to ensure her passing was not in vain, McPherson came up with the concept to raise awareness, as the symp-

toms of ovarian cancer often are not obvious. It is a silent killer. He found that often partners of the women taken by ovarian cancer were left lost and without support also, which meant he was often on the other end of a cold call from men who just needed to talk to someone who could understand and help them cope. McPherson has focused a lot of the awareness campaign around targeting men to get them to support their female partners in getting tested early if something doesn’t seem right. But the main message around the Teal Pants Campaign in both Australia and New Zealand is the dire need for better awareness, services and early detection.

Setback for Cutadeel Promising two-year-old Cutadeel has suffered a serious setback and will not race again this season. The gelding became the first winner for his sire, multiple Group One winner Dundeel, when beating his stablemate Thomas Aquinas on debut. “He cracked his pelvis in his next gallop after he won at Tauranga,” co-trainer Murray Baker said. “He’ll be out for six months.” - NZME

McPherson will be on course at Methven on Sunday for the meeting in which organisers are also holding a fashion competition to continue to raise awareness with competitors having to wear something of a teal nature. On the track tomorrow, 14 female drivers will be in action throughout the day pushing the teal message and hoping to add to the kitty. Locals look set for a good day at the office with a number of chances throughout the day. The Geoff Kelk-trained Art Collector (Race 3), Carl Markham’s Jean Sebastien (Race 7), Ron Patterson’s Highland Star (Race 10) and Miss You for Gerard O’Reilly (Race 11) look the best of the local hopes.

Waller recruits Kiwis Patrick Erin and Eagle Bay, two of New Zealand’s serious up-and-comers, are set to join the stable of champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller. The connections of top stayer Patrick Erin have chosen Waller as the Australian trainer for the last-start Wellington Cup placegetter, while bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster has bought Duoro Cup (1600m) winner Eagle Bay for the Waller stables. - NZME

Hororata harness Tomorrow at Mt Harding Racecourse

Hororata Trotting Club Inc Venue: Mt Harding Racecourse Meeting Date: 11 Feb 2018 NZ Meeting number: 8 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7; 9, 10 and 11 1 12.07pm HORORATA COMMITTEE TROT $8000, nonwinners 3yo+ trot, stand, 2400m 1 04208 Skyline (1) fr ................................. G O’Reilly 2 70x Jour Highness (2) fr ....................M McIntyre 3 Winterfell (3) fr..............................T Williams 4 Brian (4) fr ............................M Anderson (J) 5 00804 Chief Of Staff (5) fr ............................. R May 6 23774 One Over Da Skye (6) fr .............C DeFilippi 7 00326 I W McNik (7) fr .................................J Dunn 8 Astound (8) fr ..................................... D Butt 9 89056 Crusader Conqueror (9) fr............I Cameron 10 Kings Landing (10) fr.................... M Neilson 11 42475 Zoned Scarlett (11) fr ................. K Cameron 12 40x50 Lone Star Lad (12) fr .................. L Lester (J) 13 Edesia (13) fr ..................................... C Butt 14 0x444 Red Hot Rocket (U1) fr.................... G Smith 15 President Pat (U2) fr ......................N Burton 16 33090 About Last Night (U3) fr ..................S Clarke 17 66627 Rachmaninov (U4) fr ........................ T Grant 18 05P3 Wait For Success (U5) fr ............B Munro (J) Emergencies: Jour Highness, Crusader Conqueror, About Last Night 2 12.37 DJ PEARCE GRAZING & AGISTMENT MOBILE PACE $8000, non-winners 3yo+ mobile, 2300m 1 6408 Delightful Tanner (1) fr.........................K Cox 2 x6520 Gear Change (2) fr .................. M Williamson 3 00722 Skipperland (3) fr ..........................R Holmes 4 005 Chain Reaction (4) fr ...................T McMillan 5 3064 That Alexander Guy (5) fr............C DeFilippi 6 97 With The Band (6) fr ......................L O’Reilly 7 83082 Bicton (7) fr ........................................ R May 8 30 Key Reactor (8) fr ..............................J Dunn 9 720x7 Miss Big (9) fr .................................T Chmiel 10 76020 Pembrook Blue (21) fr ...................... D Dunn 11 26462 One Off (22) fr .................................J W Cox 12 34394 Silent Shadow (23) fr ............. J Morrison (J) 13 87337 Lilbitbettor (24) fr .......................... G O’Reilly 14 B D Reactor (25) fr ...............M Anderson (J) 15 x5305 Tintin Naturally (26) fr ............... M Edmonds

16 00053 Lei Miss (27) fr ............................. S McNally Emergencies: With The Band, B D Reactor 3 1.07 ETEC CROP SOLUTIONS PACE $8000, nonwinners 3yo+ pace, stand, 2400m 1 65247 Unfinished Business (1) fr ...........C DeFilippi 2 03000 Franco Hatton (2) fr 3 08 Lincoln Toy (3) fr 4 Nui May Tau (4) fr ............................... R May 5 45669 Spinatale (5) fr ...........................C Markham 6 0x22P Dying To See You (6) fr............ M Williamson 7 Itsbeenforever (7) fr ..........................J Young 8 9 Trompeur (8) fr ..............................L O’Reilly 9 56x28 Rafa Novak (9) fr ........................B Munro (J) 10 32587 Loissonya (10) fr ..............................S Ottley 11 22804 Victor Tango (11) fr................. J Morrison (J) 12 00425 Absolutely Unreal (12) fr .................. D Dunn 13 47226 Art Collector (13) fr ...................... G O’Reilly 14 03650 Christie Marie (14) fr ......................T Chmiel 15 02979 Limoso (15) fr ..................................J W Cox 16 93667 Crimson Lane (16) fr ...................T McMillan 17 30000 Mega Watt (17) fr .............................J Curtin 18 Raging Thunder (18) fr ..................B Orange Emergencies: Franco Hatton, Lincoln Toy, Mega Watt 4 1.42 NUFARM NZ LTD MOBILE PACE $9000, 3yo+ r42 to r52 mob. pace, mobile, 2300m 1 900x7 Eastwood Chieftain (1) fr .................S Ottley 2 42000 Earthquake fr ............................... Scratched 3 59368 Sounds Lika Gem (2) fr .................L O’Reilly 4 51833 His Royal Harness (3) fr ................... D Dunn 5 08029 Vyndetta (4) fr ................................. G Smith 6 26160 Direct Control (5) fr .......................B Orange 7 97526 Handsome Hero (6) fr .................. G O’Reilly 8 00440 English Rose (7) fr ...................... B Hope (J) 9 33294 Tufflittlerooster (8) fr .........................R Close 10 58003 Bridget Blue Chip (21) fr ...............R Holmes 11 72760 Going To California (22) fr ............. K Butt (J) 12 00x60 Cullenz Diamond (23) fr ..................... R May 13 0x086 Locked Out Of Heaven (24) fr ............ C Butt 14 42480 Articulight (25) fr ..................... M Williamson 15 58840 Rocknroll Nevin (26) fr 16 67442 Motu Bettor Be Quick (27) fr Emergencies: Earthquake, Rocknroll Nevin 5 2.17 NEVELE R FILLIES SERIES (HEAT 2) MOBILE

PACE $20,000, 3yo fillies mob. pace, mobile, 1609m 1 96690 Comfortably Numb (1) fr ..................R Close 2 x1308 Samskara (2) fr 3 87217 Dibaba (3) fr ...................................T Chmiel 4 1x162 Dizzy Miss Lizzy (4) fr ...................B Orange 5 x1151 Bettor Joy (5) fr ................................ D Dunn 6 103 Anytime (6) fr ....................................J Dunn 7 x3913 Smoke N Reactor (7) fr ....................S Ottley 8 04718 Lilac Star (8) fr ........................ M Williamson 9 83 Be Mine Tonight (9) fr ....................... J Keast 10 13622 De Lancome (21) fr ......................T Williams 6 2.52 PHILIP WAREING MOBILE PACE $9000, 4yo+ up to & including r55 mob. pace jun.d, 2300m 1 51440 Magical Matty (1) fr ................... L McKay (J) 2 48552 Calendar Girlz (2) fr ...................C Jones (J) 3 58930 Sky City King (3) fr ................. J Morrison (J) 4 39364 Take After Me (4) fr ....................B Munro (J) 5 86500 Playboy Prince (5) fr.............S Tomlinson (J) 6 23240 Scelta Uno (6) fr ......................... L Lester (J) 7 59092 Queen Of Glory (7) fr ................ C Purvis (J) 8 0x102 Maddisons Desire (8) fr................. K Butt (J) 9 72516 Corena Lea (9) fr................... O Thornley (J) 10 5P030 For The Corz (21) fr...................M Hurrell (J) 11 50956 Chief Kapai (22) fr .................B Laughton (J) 12 50760 Live To Tell (23) fr .................. J Markham (J) 13 x6010 Courageous Becqui fr .................. Scratched 14 80809 Bettor Backim (24) fr ..................S Payne (J) 15 25277 Unico Enchantress (25) fr ........... B Hope (J) Emergency: Chief Kapai 7 3.27pm LONZA NZ LTD TROT $9000, r40 to r50 trot, stand, 2400m 1 63859 Don’t Look Back (1) fr ............. M Williamson 2 70066 Jedi Josh (2) fr ...............................K Adams 3 48902 Beg For Chevron (3) fr ....................... D Butt 4 13800 Stellar Success (4) fr.......................... R May 5 909x0 Tehoro Tease (5) fr ........................R Holmes 6 20760 Sea Rover (6) fr...................... J Morrison (J) 7 20073 Rocknpop (7) fr ................................. C Ford 8 66248 Jean Sebastien (8) fr............. J Markham (J) 9 0x005 Star Pride (9) fr ......................... M Edmonds 10 97800 Wandering Star (10) fr.................C DeFilippi 11 61048 Geena’s Girl (11) fr........................... D Dunn 12 0x000 Leo’s Gift (12) fr ........................... G O’Reilly

13 60908 Whataboyz (13) fr..........................L O’Reilly 14 96P00 Michelle (U1) fr.................................S Ottley 15 92284 Rusty I Am (U2) fr ........................ P Wakelin 8 4.02pm GARRARDS HORSE AND HOUND HORORATA CUP (HCP PACE) $14,999, r60 to r83 discrhcp pace, stand, 3000m 1 45434 Mossdale Rose (1) fr.......................... R May 2 x0984 Mighty American (2) fr...................B Orange 3 23334 Kardesler (3) fr ................................R Payne 4 410x0 Dorie Delight (4) fr............................R Close 5 00138 Sails (U1) fr ..................................... G Smith 6 21149 Julia Lady (1) 10 .......................... G O’Reilly 7 41118 Baileys Knight (2) 10 ........................ D Dunn 8 21x37 Run Boy Run (3) 10 .............M Anderson (J) 9 x8617 Four Starzzz Shiraz (4) 10 ........ C Purvis (J) 10 11896 Johnny Eyre (1) 20...........................S Ottley 11 77251 Clasina Maria (U1) 20 ......................J Young 9 4.37pm BAYER NZ LTD PACE $9000, 3yo+ up to & including r59 pace, stand, 2400m 1 17223 Dana Dawn (1) fr...........................R Holmes 2 56743 Bound To Impress (2) fr................J Versteeg 3 021P9 Beau Vista (3) fr ........................... A Lethaby 4 18014 Awaytocullect (4) fr ................ O Thornley (J) 5 90061 Gotta Future (5) fr ............................ D Dunn 6 x0344 Just Ben (6) fr ......................... M Williamson 7 4678x Out Of Aces (7) fr 8 97222 Titanium (8) fr.................................T Chmiel 9 13080 Nearis Green (9) fr .............................. J Hay 10 40877 Go Davey (10) fr..........................C DeFilippi 11 48532 Buckeye (11) fr ..............................J Geddes 12 25787 Augusta (12) fr ................................... R May 13 006P6 Pradas Ideal Dahling (13) fr .... C D Thornley 14 77031 Capital Girl (14) fr................................K Cox 15 0x521 OK I’m Bad (15) fr ............................S Ottley 16 44738 Doitson (16) fr .....................................B Butt 17 64536 Rainy River (17) fr ..................... C McDowell 18 50205 Sportscaster (U1) fr ......................B Orange Em: Bound To Impress, Out Of Aces, Rainy River 10 5.12pm GALLAGHER NZ LTD HANDICAP TROT $10,000, 3yo+ r51 to r69 discrhcp trot, stand, 2400m 1 x5516 Superfast Maggie (1) fr .................... J Keast 2 91786 Didjabringthebeers (2) fr .................J W Cox 3 06150 Natives Lasting Love (3) fr ......... K Cameron

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510 Breaking Bad fr ............................ Scratched 09531 Highland Star (4) fr.................. M Williamson 54452 Rebel Kibbybones (U1) fr .................... J Hay 45001 Redwood Invasion (1) 10 ..............R Holmes 62574 Ruthless Kayla (2) 10 ....................... D Dunn 68815 Justamollyarcher (3) 10................ A Lethaby 69562 McLovin (4) 10 ..............................R Jenkins 47443 BK Dawn (5) 10............................ P Wakelin 00641 Lightworkofit (U1) 10 ....................D Burrows 22231 We’ll Meet Again (1) 20 .................... J Smith 19148 He’s Like The Wind (2) 20 ............... G Smith 11 5.42pm HSW LTD MOBILE PACE $10,000, 3yo+ r53 to r59 mob. pace, mobile, 2300m 1 66635 Mogul (1) fr....................................J Geddes 2 170 Miss You (2) fr .............................. G O’Reilly 3 x1x30 Motu Hot Topic (3) fr............................ J Hay 4 105 Back In Black (4) fr ............................. R May 5 2910 Frankie D (5) fr ................................J W Cox 6 03081 Summer Wealth (6) fr ........................J Dunn 7 07833 Highland Reign (7) fr ........................J Young 8 02105 Bird Of Paradise (8) fr 9 0311 Officialdon fr ................................. Scratched 10 03366 Bettor Chance (21) fr ....................... D Dunn 11 26910 Western Delight (22) fr .....................S Ottley 12 2284x Alta Shelby (23) fr ................M Anderson (J) 13 13000 Jackalack Sue (24) fr ....................R Holmes 14 10006 Quite Ideal (25) fr .................... M Williamson 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 NZME SELECTIONS Race 1: Kings Landing, Winterfell, I W McNik, Skyline Race 2: One Off, Skipperland, That Alexander Guy Race 3: Unfinished Business, Trompeur, Raging Thunder Race 4: Direct Control, Motu Bettor Be Quick, Cullenz Diamond Race 5: Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Bettor Joy, Samskara, De Lancome Race 6: Calendar Girlz, Unico Enchantress, Magical Matty Race 7: Geena’s Girl, Beg For Chevron, Rocknpop Race 8: Run Boy Run, Baileys Knight, Mossdale Rose Race 9: Titanium, Doitson, Dana Dawn, Sportscaster Race 10: Rebel Kibbybones, He’s Like The Wind, McLovin Race 11: Alta Shelby, Summer Wealth, Highland Reign


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Saturday, February 10, 2018

New pacemaker required The loss of Authentic Paddy from today’s Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa has put a spanner in the works for Hastings trainers Grant Cullen and Guy Lowry. They will be staging a twopronged attack on the weight-forage event with Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) winner Wait A Sec and last season’s Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) placegetter Savvy Dreams and they were relying on Authentic


him,” Cullen said. “He didn’t disappoint me or Johnathan (Parkes). He went through the line strongly and finished it off nicely and didn’t get knocked around. “He’s come through it in good order and any rain will bring him right into it. I’d like to see some rain for him.” Parkes will again be aboard Wait A Sec, while Sam Collett will ride Savvy Dreams. - NZME

Johnathan Parkes

Waikato gallops Today at Te Rapa Raceway

Waikato RC Venue: Te Rapa Meeting 10 Feb 2018 Meeting number: 2 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 12.20pm (NZT) BUPA NEW ZEALAND 2400 $30,000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 2400m 1 58110 Bizzwinkle t (2) 59 ..................J Fawcett (a2) 2 76110 Diesel tdm (1) 59.............................A Collett 3 21342 Sasanof’s Hero t (4) 57.5 ................S Collett 4 75121 Soleseifei d (3) 55.5 ....................... J Parkes 5 x0551 Blue Lagoon (7) 55 .......................M McNab 6 68003 Seconds Out m (5) 54 ........S Weatherley (a) 7 14357 Epae Road (6) 54........................... J Bayliss 2 12.55pm THE DESIGN DEPOT 1400 $30,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 62233 High Distinction (6) 60 2 22x59 My Pride And Joy db (11) 59.5 ..M Coleman 3 x1367 Tellyawhat (8) 59.5 4 357x1 Melbourne Born d (1) 59 .................J Riddell 5 1 Slow Hands (7) 58.5 ...................... J Bayliss 6 1340x Divine Duke td (3) 58.5 ....... T Yanagida (a4) 7 42088 Da Jin Shan dm (4) 57.5 .................A Collett 8 72145 O’Angel (5) 57 .................................S Collett 9 37372 Stacey Ann d (2) 56.5 ............... M D Plessis 10 72108 Doubtless Bay 56 ......................... Scratched 11 22758 Getalonghome Cindy dm (9) 56 Fawcett (a2)


Wait A Sec resumed with a laststride win in the Tui Anniversary (1600m) at Trentham last month and Cullen wasn’t disappointed by his eighth in the Gr.3 Platinum Homes Taranaki Cup (1800m) at New Plymouth last Saturday. “He had 60 kilos and it was a Good 3 track and he couldn’t quicken at the 600m when he needed to get rolling. He was stuck on the fence and the rest got away from

Paddy, who has been withdrawn because of a bruised heel. “With Authentic Paddy out, who will make the pace?” queried Cullen. “There is no real leader in the field without him. Our two will get back and wind up.” Whatever happens, Cullen is confident both his charges will perform well and press on to further Group One assignments.

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220 Glendalough (9) 56.5 ................ M D Plessis 2.38pm BLOODSTOCK ACHIEVING XCELLENCE LION WINNER $30,000, 2YO SW+P, 1200m 1600 $30,000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1600m 1 2x Hasabro (3) 57 ...........................M Coleman 1 x4247 Matimba td (8) 61 ........................T Abel (a4) 2 4 More Wonder (7) 57 ...................M Cameron 2 731x5 Athena Baby d (2) 57.5 ...................A Collett 3 5 Azugo (8) 57 ...................................A Collett 3 70335 Marky Mark d (10) 57.5 .............S McKay (a) 4 Patch Man (6) 57...........................O Bosson 4 69x03 Cheeky Boy tdm (6) 57 ..............G Cooksley 5 28346 Skyweka td (4) 55 ......................M Coleman 5 6 Tavisan (2) 57............................S McKay (a) 6 02919 Break My Stride dm (9) 55 ............. J Parkes 6 1 Beam Of Light (9) 56.5...............R Elliot (a1) 7 0xL2L Scrutinize (5) 55 .................M McNab 7 1 Valalie d (1) 56.5 .............................S Collett 8 1x200 Our Abbadean t (3) 54.5 ....S Weatherley (a) 8 2x Secret Allure (4) 55 .......................M McNab 9 31136 Monrecour b (1) 54 ........................V Colgan 9 5. Autumn Wild b (5) 55 ..................... J Bayliss 4 2.05 CAMBRIDGE STUD SIR TRISTRAM FILLIES 10 23555 Silver Sasanof d (7) 54....................S Collett 6 3.13pm HERBIE DYKE STKS $400,000, WFA, 2000m CLASSIC $100,000, 3YOF SW, 2000m 1 54100 Authentic Paddy 59 ...................... Scratched 1 28932 Belle du Nord (11) 56.5 .................. J Parkes 2 11818 Wait A Sec tm (11) 59 .................... J Parkes 2 11221 Dijon Bleu m (7) 56.5 ......................J Riddell 3 45829 Watch This Space tm (7) 59S Weatherley (a) 3 22224 Kapoor (4) 56.5 .............................. J Bayliss 4 25141 Beefeater (5) 59 ..............................R Myers 4 63430 Marcellina (6) 56.5 .....................M Cameron 5 0x444 Rangipo td (10) 59 .........................V Colgan 5 24. Mark Two (12) 56.5 .........................A Collett 6 81x67 Gentil Tonton dm (1) 59...................J Riddell 6 21203 Trail Blazer d (10) 56.5 ...............M Coleman 7 00122 Lizzie L’Amour tdb (8) 57............M Cameron 7 x2118 Fiscal Fantasy t (5) 56.5..............T Thornton 8 03613 Coldplay t (6) 57 ............................O Bosson 8 13 Milseain (8) 56.5 ...........................O Bosson 9 x1342 Devise b (4) 57 ...........................M Coleman 9 36316 Insight (3) 56.5 ..............................M McNab 10 310 Rondinella (2) 56.5.........................V Colgan 10 46329 Promise To Reign t (9) 57 ......... M D Plessis 11 x6510 Bet She Is (1) 56.5 ..........................S Collett 11 19424 Wildflower m (2) 57 .......................M McNab

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12 0x314 Savvy Dreams (12) 57 ....................S Collett 13 73103 Nicoletta t (3) 57........................R Hutchings 7 3.50 DISTINCTION HAMILTON HOTEL 1400 $30,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1400m 1 22311 Howbowdat d (8) 60 ........................M Vance 2 63130 Arraignment d (9) 59.5 ........ T Yanagida (a4) 3 20x21 I Got You d (3) 59 ..........................O Bosson 4 12422 Legramor t (6) 55 .......................M Cameron 5 62233 High Distinction (2) 55 6 08416 Winmotion tb (4) 55.........................S Collett 7 103x5 Keely Be tdh (5) 54.5 .................M Coleman 8 x8421 Sound Works dm (1) 54.5 .............. J Bayliss 9 33285 Danger Dee d (7) 54.5 .......S Weatherley (a) 8 4.25 BCD GROUP SPRINT $200,000, WFA, 1400m 1 43312 Kawi d (9) 59 ...................................J Riddell 2 70120 Packing Eagle d (4) 59 ....................S Collett 3 0x240 Start Wondering tdm (3) 59............ J Parkes 4 057x0 Sacred Star td (6) 59......................V Colgan 5 25432 Ronchi tmb (7) 59 ......................G Cooksley 6 127x6 Brilliant Shine dm (1) 59............ M D Plessis 7 x5325 Heroic Valour (2) 59 ......................O Bosson 8 11243 Elusive Treasure tm (5) 59 ..........T Thornton 9 2x420 Ja Ja Binks (8) 57 .........................M McNab 9 5.00pm THE EDGE 97.8FM 2100 $30,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2100m

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x3212 Felaar b (12) 60...............................A Collett 81633 Kirkenes (7) 60..............................O Bosson 31092 Neeson t (1) 60 ..........................M Coleman 19920 Athletica m (6) 59 ......................R Hutchings 56434 Narvick d (3) 58.5............................J Riddell 05335 Brookbars dm (2) 58 ................J Nason (a2) 54332 Dream Dancer b (15) 58 ...............M McNab x0x05 Cool Tart td (10) 57.5 ......................S Collett x9106 Starossa m (4) 57.5 ...............J Fawcett (a2) 06264 Wilijonmcbride t (8) 57 ...............M Cameron 04062 El Jodi (9) 56.5 .................................. T Allan 24793 Thailand (11) 56 ..........................T Abel (a4) 68x07 Rub It In m (13) 55 ..................... L Satherley x0767 Wooden Red (14) 55 .............H Marzuki (a3) 337 Bel Ragazzo (5) 54 ...................S McKay (a) SELECTIONS

Race 1: Soleseifei, Diesel, Bizzwinkle, Sasanof’s Hero Race 2: Tellyawhat, High Distinction, Divine Duke, Stacey Ann Race 3: Valalie, Beam Of Light, Hasabro, Patch Man Race 4: Dijon Bleu, Belle du Nord, Kapoor, Rondinella Race 5: Scrutinize, Athena Baby, Cheeky Boy, Monrecour Race 6: Lizzie L’Amour, Devise, Wait A Sec, Nicoletta Race 7: I Got You, Howbowdat, Sound Works, Arraignment Race 8: Kawi, Sacred Star, HPacking Eagle, Start Wondering Race 9: Felaar, Athletica, Brookbars, Neeson, Narvick

Counties gallops Tomorrow at Pukekohe Park Raceway

Counties RC Venue: Pukekohe Park Meeting Date: 11 Feb 2018 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 1.25 MOUNT SHOP MAIDEN 2100 $10,000, 2100m 1 22252 Redcayenne b (5) 58.5................... J Bayliss 2 33403 The Rebel Knight (10) 58.5 ........M Cameron 3 47249 Flash As (12) 58.5 4 60806 Gabriel (13) 58.5 .............................M Vance 5 23264 The Mitigator (8) 58....................M Coleman 6 3526 Starrybeel (16) 58 .........................O Bosson 7 69435 Lake Superior (3) 58 ..................R Elliot (a1) 8 078 Albut Me (11) 58 ................................M Hills 9 980 Double Jay Dee’z (17) 58............T Thornton 10 87078 Fool’s ‘N’ Horses (6) 58 ...................A Collett 11 977 Mozart (14) 58 ................................J Riddell 12 x4064 Marquita Miss (1) 56.5 ....................S Collett 13 x0705 Lucky Dreamer (18) 56.5 ........... L Satherley 14 88530 Diamondsandbubbles 56 ............. Scratched 15 099x0 Cobbler Jim (9) 58.5............A Schwerin (a2) 16 73 Seven Falls (15) 58 17 x3362 Madam Woo (7) 56.5 18 0x000 Running Smooth (4) 56.5 19 337 Bel Ragazzo (2) 58 20 78980 Miss Sequoia 56.5 ....................... Scratched Emergencies: Cobbler Jim, Seven Falls, Madam Woo, Running Smooth, Bel Ragazzo, Miss Sequoia 2 2.00pm HAUNUI FARM SPRINT R70 $11,000, Rating 70 Benchmark, 1200m


1 x1141 Maltese Ruby d (8) 59 ......... T Yanagida (a4) 2 1454x Sellwood m (5) 59 ...........................J Riddell 3 36221 Indecision d (1) 58 ..........................A Collett 4 x4152 Solomon d (2) 58 5 71023 Spindle d (11) 57.5......................T Thornton 6 x6864 Thatsforsure (4) 57.5..................M Coleman 7 61748 Beyond Dispute td (10) 57.5 ...........S Collett 8 26947 Rich Billie Marsh dm (6) 57 ....J Fawcett (a2) 9 7780x Sonorous (3) 57 10 3x31x Fortius (9) 56.5 11 70100 Luen Yat Miracle (7) 56 3 2.35pm CRC MEMBERS DRAW 1200 R65 $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 7780x Sonorous (6) 59 ..................................C Dell 2 3x31x Fortius (1) 58.5................................S Collett 3 59x22 Morweka d (8) 58 .......................M Coleman 4 70100 Luen Yat Miracle (4) 58 ...................J Riddell 5 64x0x Artic Storm d (11) 57.5....................A Collett 6 16. Its Destinys Child db (10) 57 ...........M Vance 7 6x154 Ipanema Girl (5) 56.5 ................ M D Plessis 8 x0771 Precision Miss d (2) 56.5 ............... J Bayliss 9 22758 Getalonghome Cindy tm (9) 56J Fawcett (a2) 10 80798 Fast And Furious d (3) 55.5 ........T Thornton 11 00079 The Bok (7) 54 ......................H Marzuki (a3) 4 3.10 CRC MEMBERS DRAW MAIDEN 1200 $10,000, MAIDEN, 1200m 1 53x Church Road (6) 58.5 ............... M D Plessis 2 224. Conclusion (11) 58.5 ..................D Prastiyou

3 27885 Pushka (5) 58.5......................... R Scott (a3) 4 00079 The Bok (10) 58.5 ...........................M Vance 5 Copper Mine (7) 58 .......................O Bosson 6 7. Princeville (8) 58 .............................A Collett 7 63023 Arrivo (2) 56.5 .............................T Abel (a4) 8 9x003 Who’s Queen (12) 56.5 .........H Marzuki (a3) 9 x090x Apollo’s Daughter (9) 56.5 ..A Schwerin (a2) 10 47x6. Pitch And Switch (3) 56......S Weatherley (a) 11 5 Vasiliki (4) 56...................................S Collett 12 7 Magnolia Lane (1) 56 5 3.45pm MCMILLAN EQUINE MAIDEN 1400 $10,000, MAIDEN, 1400m 1 8375x Soldier Field (11) 58.5................... R Norvall 2 43x4 Gundown (6) 58 ............................O Bosson 3 03 Le Patron (8) 58 ................................ T Allan 4 00. Alberation (3) 58 5 0 Captain Risky (1) 58 ...................... J Bayliss 6 63023 Arrivo 56.5.................................... Scratched 7 44 Bellinsky (5) 56.5 8 x90x5 Cologne (9) 56.5 .............................S Collett 9 443 Below Zero b (12) 56 ................ M D Plessis 10 x5703 Politely 56..................................... Scratched 11 064 Chapoutier (10) 56 12 845 Imperious (7) 56 .................S Weatherley (a) 13 Scintilla (2) 56 14 Secretaria (4) 56 ........................M Coleman 6 4.20pm SSANGYONG 1600 R70 $11,000, Rating 70 Benchmark, 1600m

1 96117 Daytona Red (4) 59 .........................A Collett 2 01835 Gris Dame (13) 58.5 .......................J Riddell 3 50641 Lucky Sweep d (7) 58.5 ......A Schwerin (a2) 4 x69x8 Piazzetta d (15) 58.5 ...................T Thornton 5 x1196 Red Sky At Night (3) 58 6 5x382 Arundel t (10) 57.5 .............S Weatherley (a) 7 22x11 Hinerangi d (12) 57 ....................M Cameron 8 464x0 On Parole dm (14) 57...............J Nason (a2) 9 30x23 Saffron Lady td (8) 57 .................... J Bayliss 10 01353 Swing Note (11) 56 .......................O Bosson 11 17323 Poppy Star (5) 55 .......................M Coleman 12 1390x Delegate m (1) 55 ..................... M D Plessis 13 4x660 Major Tom m (9) 55 ................J Fawcett (a2) 14 4x769 Don Blanco (6) 54.5 ........................S Collett 15 23555 Silver Sasanof d (2) 58.5.................M Vance Emergency: Silver Sasanof 7 4.55 LONE STAR PUKEKOHE MDN 1600 $10,000, MAIDEN, 1600m 1 524x6 Learning To Fly (13) 58.5 ................J Riddell 2 73950 Bugs Moran (4) 58.5 .......................S Collett 3 60x Iskander (14) 58.5 ...............................C Dell 4 584 Hoof Hefner (2) 58 .............................M Hills 5 00. Alberation (8) 58.........................D Prastiyou 6 x3362 Madam Woo (1) 56.5 ................ M D Plessis 7 45x75 Briar Rose (6) 56.5.....................M Cameron 8 98x56 Feel The Breeze (12) 56.5 ..........T Thornton 9 0x6 Philosophical (9) 56.5 .................... J Bayliss 10 78980 Miss Sequoia (10) 56.5 ..........J Fawcett (a2)

11 x3809 Over Torque (7) 56.5 12 25 Gold Spice (5) 56 .......................M Coleman 13 0x906 Onezerofive (11) 56 ........................A Collett 14 9 Thee Madame (3) 56 ................. L Satherley 8 5.30pm FASTTRACK INSURANCE MAIDEN 1600 $10,000, MAIDEN, 1600m 1 76378 Head Rush (10) 58.5...................... J Bayliss 2 x5x25 Ironside b (2) 58 .........................M Cameron 3 3x873 Azaboy (14) 58 ................................A Collett 4 374 Mongolian Marshal b (5) 58 ..........O Bosson 5 05 Lewis Road (12) 58 .........................S Collett 6 08x06 The Matrix (3) 58....................J Fawcett (a2) 7 342x8 Keeper Girl (7) 56.5.........................J Riddell 8 44 Bellinsky (1) 56.5 ...................... M D Plessis 9 x7654 Regal Dancer (6) 56.5................M Coleman 10 0x000 Running Smooth (13) 56.5 .........R Elliot (a1) 11 845 Imperious (11) 56 ...............S Weatherley (a) 12 36558 En Soie (9) 56 .............................T Thornton 13 x09x5 Shezallpower (8) 56 14 7x0 Tearanita (4) 56 .......................... L Satherley

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Blinkers on: Running Smooth (R1), Its Destinys Child, Ipanema Girl (R3), Arundel, Hinerangi, Major Tom (R6), Over Torque (R7), The Matrix, Running Smooth (R8) Blinkers off: Double Jay Dee’z (R1), Luen Yat Miracle (R2), Luen Yat Miracle (R3), Pitch And Switch (R4), Head Rush, Regal Dancer (R8) Winkers on: Fool’s ‘N’ Horses (R1), Chapoutier (R5) Winkers off: Cobbler Jim, Running Smooth (R1), Fortius (R2), Fortius (R3), Major Tom (R6), Running Smooth (R8)

Auckland dogs Tomorrow at Manukau Stadium

Auckland Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Manukau Stadium Date: 4 2 Leezrom nwtd ...................................B Craik 11 Feb 2018 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 5 841 Dagny nwtd .................................. H Mullane and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12; 13 and 14 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 6 76663 Bright Concept nwtd R &.....................L Udy 5, 6 and 7; 8, 9 and 10; 12, 13 and 14 7 55733 Snoopy’s Bro nwtd R & .........................Hunt 1 12.58pm (NZT) STITCHES UPHOLSTERY SERIES 8 63258 It’s All Me nwtd ..................................G Hunt 9 88x76 Kaeshius nwtd.................................. S Clark HEAT 1 C2q, 318m 1 81464 Red Dee 18.53 ................................P Green 10 73557 Sky Ryder nwtd ................................M Black 2 45187 It’s Electric 18.61 ............................C Henley 4 1.51pm HOLMES BOY STAKES C0, 527m 3 33822 Subzero Princess nwtd ..................P Henley 1 8x558 Jetsun Singer nwtd ........................G Wilson 4 63662 Noah Who 18.63 .......................... H Mullane 2 67567 Surge Ahead nwtd R & .......................L Udy 5 32176 Ken Wilde 18.53 ........................... H Mullane 3 67625 Jetsun Bear nwtd ...........................G Wilson 6 38421 Bigtime Spark nwtd ............................L Cole 4 52231 Don Morocco nwtd P & ................. J Cleaver 7 65278 Hey Khali 18.67 U & ..........................Cottam 5 53646 Bigtime Sassy nwtd......................K Williams 8 x3751 Scott No Value 18.51 ........................G Hunt 6 66545 Phuket Paul nwtd ............................S Codlin 9 73877 On Demand 18.54............................M Black 7 65F42 Jetsun Swan nwtd ..........................G Wilson 10 62458 Stranger Things 18.92.......................B Craik 8 4 Red Dot Special nwtd .......................B Craik 2 1.16pm STITCHES UPHOLSTERY SERIES HEAT 2 9 57F Jetsun Paint nwtd ...........................G Wilson C2q, 318m 5 2.09pm NANGAR GEM SPRINT C4, 318m 1 11211 Blitz ‘Em Rene 18.41 U &..................Cottam 1 33422 Obstinatus 18.25 R & ..................N O’Regan 2 31586 Leroy Spirit 18.59 ............................S Codlin 2 1211F Kiwi Boy 18.37 U & ...........................Cottam 3 537F5 Bigtime Summer nwtd .................. H Mullane 3 13182 Who’s John Galt nwtd ........................L Cole 4 44115 King Shaq 18.45 ............................. T Green 4 2742F Fantastic Sid 18.49 ....................D Schofield 5 32122 Brotastic 18.62 ..................................B Craik 5 52811 Bitters 18.59 ..................................... S Clark 6 47314 Ali Ali Ali 18.84 ............................... G Farrell 6 67817 All Hail Caesar 18.58 U & .................Cottam 7 11683 Unprofound 18.53 .............................E Potts 7 75463 Vee Marina nwtd U & ........................Cottam 8 25643 Umaga Rama 18.59 .........................M Black 8 52818 Shot Gun Harry 18.68 .................. H Mullane 9 31787 Guru’s Choice 18.80 ....................K Williams 9 84657 Mad Harry 18.61 .............................. S Clark 10 7776x Bigtime Speedy 18.89 .................. H Mullane 10 188x8 Unileven 18.45 ...........................D Schofield 3 1.34 DELI’S SPORTS BAR CLENDON INN SPRINT 6 2.26pm CELLIA LLOYD STAKES C1, 527m C0, 318m 1 67x45 Fushidara 31.29 .............................. L Martin 1 24746 Crampton nwtd..............................A Cleaver 2 44426 Secret Rory 30.98 .......................... G Farrell 2 43432 Just A Matthew nwtd ........................M Black 3 32278 Wairoa Jacko 30.92...................... H Mullane 3 75368 Star Secret nwtd ..........................K Williams 4 54387 Deception Diva 31.01 W & ..............T Steele

5 87435 Victini 31.05 ...................................C Henley 6 44862 Jack No Lag 31.51 ......................... Y Castro 7 47747 Jetsun Stampede 31.39 .................G Wilson 8 56723 Bigtime Kate nwtd ..............................L Cole 9 27578 Scott The Looks 30.62 U & ...............Cottam 10 74845 Home Bound nwtd .......................... T Green 7 2.44pm MT WELLINGTON TAB SPRINT C3, 318m 1 57272 Jetsun Jamie 18.73 ........................G Wilson 2 2541F Mini Bike 18.52 ................................ S Clark 3 73621 Alyeska nwtd .....................................B Craik 4 73585 Beat The Butcher 18.36 R & ...............L Udy 5 15234 I’m A Leo 18.46 ...........................L Laagland 6 12381 Alex Attack 18.38 U & .......................Cottam 7 63123 Opawa Libby 18.55 W &..................T Steele 8 82864 Harry Brown nwtd ........................ H Mullane Emergencies: 9 77236 Nangar Panther 18.53 ................D Schofield 10 32655 Guru Secret 18.86........................K Williams 8 3.01pm BIGTIME KINVARA STAKES C1, 527m 1 83774 Bark De Triomphe 31.17 ...................B Craik 2 72761 Jetsun Doll 31.31 ...........................G Wilson 3 26485 Midnight Daydream 31.25 R & ............L Udy 4 62535 Swift Order nwtd ............................C Henley 5 11354 Kiwi Gal 31.05 U & ............................Cottam 6 55423 Out Of Paper nwtd .......................... T Green 7 25665 Wee Meredith 31.46 ........................ L Martin 8 672F1 Cosmic Barwon 31.24 ................D Schofield 9 63864 Hey Pretty Girl 30.79......................C Henley 10 22546 Opawa Vegan nwtd W &..................T Steele 9 3.19 QUALIFIED PET SERVICES SPRINT C5, 318m 1 33431 Kapai Lana 18.57 R & .........................L Udy 2 23323 Mrs Browns Girl nwtd R & ...........N O’Regan 3 11615 Elouera Mist 18.53 .....................P Ferguson

16113 Classy Impact 18.35 ....................... T Green 42122 Nitrology 18.26 ................................. S Clark 32244 Zipping Gabby nwtd ........................ K Walsh 251x8 Ima Lucky Zarr 18.60 U & .................Cottam 25516 Wong Way 18.44 U & ........................Cottam 12326 Belcroft Banker 18.15 ................H Laagland 21338 On Fleek 18.65 .................................B Craik 10 3.36 PUMP AND ENGINEERING STKS C3, 527m 1 52351 Global Conquest 30.27 W &............T Steele 2 17363 Barwon Annie 31.02...................D Schofield 3 72827 Yooldome 30.59 .........................D Schofield 4 14321 Idol Ajay 30.90 W &.........................T Steele 5 36227 Little Moo 30.50 U & .........................Cottam 6 22111 Bigtime Lily nwtd ................................L Cole 7 28236 Good Job 30.66 ..............................P Green 8 11534 Kapai Bart 30.71 W & .....................T Steele Emergencies: 9 28145 Secret Lily 30.79 W &......................T Steele 10 4F344 Jinja Squeak 30.48 W & ..................T Steele 11 3.54 CAROL’S TAB CLENDON INN STKS C2, 527m 1 31413 Thrilling Major nwtd ......................... K Walsh 2 75514 Jinja Mia 30.97 W & ........................T Steele 3 87416 Opawa Silver 30.60 .......................... S Clark 4 15763 San Tan Samson 30.68 ................... T Green 5 85515 Bigtime Welldone 30.65 .....................L Cole 6 35356 See Eye Aye 31.07 ...................... H Mullane 7 64264 Electric Dee Eye 30.71 ...................P Green 8 44152 Princess Alea 31.02 .......................C Henley 9 18778 Salvarotti 30.70 ..........................D Schofield 10 67746 Bigtime Dazzler nwtd ........................E Potts 12 4.11pm HE’S ALL POWER STAKES C4/5, 527m 1 16815 Tullabung Googar 30.64 .............P Ferguson 2 11441 Sue Zooki 30.50 .............................. T Green

57111 Nangar Rock 30.31 ....................D Schofield 1F312 It’s A Plan 30.14 .............................P Henley 14422 Bigtime Levi nwtd ...............................L Cole 85828 Opawa Jimbo nwtd W & ..................T Steele 63111 Amy Amy 30.47 .............................. G Farrell 11221 Bigtime Paddy 30.40 ..........................L Cole 65664 Thrilling Billy 30.65 .....................P Ferguson 67753 Lochinvar Brogue 30.31 .............D Schofield 13 4.29 HEWLETT ELECTRICAL SPRINT C1, 318m 1 52471 Barwon Bandit 18.74..................D Schofield 2 1543 Bad 19.07..........................................B Craik 3 78123 Forcible 18.79 .................................. S Clark 4 64834 Hot Machine nwtd ........................... T Green 5 22552 Emoji 18.51 .......................................B Craik 6 78357 Drury 18.41 ...................................A Cleaver 7 67535 Pepper’s Choice nwtd ..................K Williams 8 55175 Oloroso nwtd U & ..............................Cottam Emergencies: 9 36561 Epic Force 18.63 .......................... H Mullane 10 486x1 Strike Lotto 18.74 .......................P Ferguson 14 4.46pm JACK’S WHOLESALE MEATS C1, 318m 1 8x863 Bahama Gas 19.06 ......................K Williams 2 438x8 You Betcha Ana nwtd ..................... P Lowen 3 72357 Spider Phil 18.98 R &..................N O’Regan 4 65621 Mobility Scooter nwtd .......................M Black 5 16376 Katcha Ninja 18.78............................B Craik 6 116x8 Extroverted nwtd .......................... H Mullane 7 41123 Suspicious Minds nwtd .....................B Craik 8 63156 Warrior Tony nwtd U & ......................Cottam 9 53654 Scott Tied Up 18.63 U & ...................Cottam 10 27866 Was Just Saying 18.59 R &.................L Udy LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Racing 22 Ashburton Guardian


Saturday, February 10, 2018

In brief


Cowan battling old rival Former jockeys turned trainers Lance Robinson and Alex “Snooky” Cowan are going into today’s Riccarton meeting with contrasting confidence in their prospects in the main events. Robinson is thrilled with his last-start winner Boots ‘N’ All in the Daphne Bannan Memorial Open (1800m), while Cowan is looking for better manners from his Group One winner Signify in the Rae Racing Prom Queen Open (1000m). Boots ‘N’ All credited Riccarton-based Robinson with his first stakes win as a trainer when he proved too strong for Son Of Maher and Gallant Boy in the Listed Speight’s Timaru Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton a fortnight ago. “He’s thrived since the race and he really deserved that win,” Robinson said. “The only worry is that he has climbed up in the weights so quickly and he’s only won one Listed race. “It makes it tough for a horse like Boots “N’ All who is just reaching his peak.

“He’s only a young horse and I’ve been careful to place him in the right grades.” Boots ‘N’ All was ridden for the first time in the Timaru Stakes by Jacob Lowry, who impressed Robinson and will again be aboard on Saturday. “After this one I’ll keep him ticking over for the Easter Cup at Riccarton then tip him out and hopefully come back for the Coupland’s Mile,” Robinson said. While Robinson has a programme in order for Boots ‘N’ All, Cowan isn’t confident to look beyond today’s 1000-metre race with Signify, though he would love to get him back to Trentham on March 17 for the Listed Te Akau Racing Lightning Handicap (1200m), which he won last year. Signify has had to settle for six placings in his seven starts this season and has not helped his chances of further success through a tendency to pull hard in his races. “He’s got it into his head and

Jacob Lowry even when I ride him in his trackwork he’s so keen. “He just won’t settle,” Cowan said. In the open sprint at Wingatui last Saturday, he refused to settle for rider Racha Cuneen, who had won last year’s Gr.1 J.R. & N. Berkett Telegraph (1200m) on him. “He just over-raced fiercely at the back of the field and Racha said if he’d let him go he’d have

taken off around the field,” Cowan said. “You can’t win races like that so I’ve tried changing a few things and decided to back him up and put an apprentice on. “Tina Comignaghi will ride him and get two kilos off. “He’s gone up a kilo to 61 this week so he’ll need the allowance. “I’ll be telling her ‘you’re babysitting and don’t pull him back, just nurse him’. “I want her to ride him where he lands and just let him roll along. “Hopefully with some leaders in the race there will be a bit of pace on and he might settle better. “I’d like to see him get to the line without over-racing.” As part of Signify’s preparation this week, Cowan has him hacking around the back paddock at his property rather than at the Ashburton track. “We’ll find out on Saturday whether it’s helped,” he said. - NZME

No Lazarus sibling Dunedin breeder Gavin Chin is facing the reality that there will be no little Lazarus running around next spring. Chin received the devastating news last week that his mare Bethany, the dam of Lazarus, had failed to get in foal this season. The Christian Cullen mare had been mated to Bettor’s Delight in the hope she would produce a full sibling to superstar Lazarus. The news is a blow to yearling sales buyers who could have had the opportunity to bid on a full brother to Lazarus. - NZHN

Saveapatrol out again Saveapatrol broke down yet again last week but his trainer, Mark Jones, is not about to throw the towel in just yet. The eight-year-old Christian Cullen gelding cracked a pastern in his near side hind leg and now has two screws in each of his pasterns. “We’ll bring him back again – he has been a very good client of Bill Bishop’s and he has to pay for all those ops.” - NZHN

Plane in the paddock A major catastrophe was narrowly averted at Stonewall Stud in South Auckland on Thursday when a small plane crash landed on the property, the base of leading trainer Steve Telfer. No horses or humans were harmed in the incident. - NZHN




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Daily Events

February 10, 11 and 12, 2018


9am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON CRAFT MARKET. Local crafts, new stalls welcome. West Street Car park. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven.

10am - 12pm ASHBURTON VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald.

10am - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Casual doubles for all ages. Golf Croquet, Philip Street.


10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Morning worship led by Rev. Helen Wallis at Coniston Chapel, followed by picnic. Coniston Chapel, 30 Methven Highway. 10am ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Morning worship, Sinclair Centre, Park Street. 10am ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 10am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street.

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. 11am - 4pm THE PLAINS RAILWAY. Open for train rides, machinery displays, Lynn Woodworking Museum and much more. Maronan Road, Tinwald. 11am - 4pm PLAINS RAILWAY COMBINED CRAFT GROUP. All craft people are welcome to spend and enjoyable day, no charge, bring lunch. Phone 3085911 or 307-2802. Plains Museum, 19 Maronan Road, Tinwald.

1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road . 1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. (draw to be done) Golf croquet casual doubles for all ages. The domain, Philip Street. 1.30pm ASHBURTON MSA PETANQUE CLUB. Open Day for anyone to come and try, everything provided. Ashburton Domain next to the West Street Carpark. 7pm VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall).


10am - 3pm AGE CONCERN, 206 CLUB. Fun fill days for 60 years and older, for more information ring 308-6817. Cameron Street. 12pm - 1pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. A Free lunch. Ashburton Baptist Church, entry off Cass Street.

1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Seafield Road. 1pm - 4pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research. Heritage Centre, 327 West Street.

6pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Sweaty Bettys circuit training in the hall, 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

9am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON FARMERS MARKET. Local fresh produce, hot and cold food and drinks. North End West Street car park, Ashburton.

8am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 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 PARISH. Morning worship with Tevita Taufalele. Baring Square East. 10am VINTAGE AUSTIN REGISTER. Show and Shine, all welcome, free admission. Vintage Car Club. Maronan Road, Tinwald.

6am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Sweaty Bettys circuit training in the hall, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven.


Saturday, February 10, 2018



Ashburton Guardian



Sports Reporter Wanted a sporting all rounder who wants to be a star….

Greg Donaldson Contracting “Do it Once, Do it Right”

The Ashburton Guardian has an opportunity for a passionate reporter to make their mark in the world of sport. We’re looking for someone who lives for sport – all codes, who is keen to get to know the triers, the grinders the good teams and the sporting stars of the Ashburton District. You’ll be a one-person sports team, among an editorial team of experienced journalists, covering everything from representative rugby and netball, right down to primary school’s football and hockey. The Guardian is a progressive, six-day a week newspaper in the heart of a sporting strong hold. Our sports coverage is one of the cornerstones of the business. Our readers are passionate players, watchers and arm-chair critics who love nothing more than reading a good yarn about local sporting stars or teams. Sport takes place at any time on any given day, so you’ll be flexible with your working hours and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to provide the sports coverage that the paper requires. You’ll also get the opportunity to swing one of our cameras around from time to time too. Weekend work in this role is a given, but that does mean that you’ll get time off during the week to enjoy everything our district has to offer. That could mean that in Winter you are on the slopes within an hour of raising your head from the pillow or in summer out on the lake after just a 10-minute drive. If you think you could be the sporting star we are looking for, then we would love to hear from you. Send us an application letter along with your CV, telling us about your passion for sport and what you could bring to the Guardian team. Please send your application, along with CV to Matt Markham by e-mail: or post to Box 77, Ashburton 7740. Applications close, February 12.

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Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton has a vacancy for a person in their Inwards Goods department. This is a great opportunity to join the Mitre 10 team, a full time position (40 hours) working with a small team coordinating the process of goods from delivery to the retail store. The role involves administration duties along with some physical tasks such as lifting and moving goods. The successful applicant will need the following: • Be Physically fit • Be motivated • Able to use a computer • Reliable • Ability to work in a team. Please email your C.V. and covering letter to: or post to Lyn Church, Human Resources Manager, Mitre 10 MEGA, P.O. Box 35, Ashburton 7740. Applications close on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

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The company: progressive corporate dairy farming company Dairy Holdings Limited is a dynamic and progressive that operates throughout the South Island. corporate dairy farmer that operates extensive operations throughout the South Island. An opportunity has arisen on one of our farms in An has arisenarea within our grazing theopportunity Canterbury for Mt Somers a Farm operations for a 2IC. Manager/Contract Milker. Features of the position: • OFarm area approx 430-hectares AKDALE •  Techno fencing system 240 hectares effective Milkingdairy 800 cows •  Carries young-stock, dairy cows and bulls winter.  through New 50 bail rotary  5 minutes from Leeston/45minutes to Skills Required: Christchurch • Genuine interest in livestock farming.  School bus at the gate • Farming experience would be preferred but training  will Well housed be provided.  Reliable water - 240ha irrigated by pivot, k• High animal husbandry/welfare standards. line and borderdyke irrigation • Responsible, punctual, self-motivated, trustworthy, energetic, and a team player. E• XPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO: Duties will include; break fencing, stock work, tractor work, feeding out, and general farm duties. Mick O’Connor The successful applicant will be required to under-take a Farm drug Supervisor, Canterbury pre-employment test. Please send CV’s to: Please email cover letter and CV to Corey Heaven 027 649 0045 rd Applications close 3 2018. April 2015 Applications close, February 12,

ASHBURTON COLLEGE ‘Individual Excellence in a Supportive Learning Environment’

Teacher Release – Student Learning Support Unit Responsibility for programme preparation and teaching of students with high to very high learning and physical needs. This is a fixed-term, part-time 0.4 position (2 days per week) for commencement as soon as is practicable (during Term 1 2018). Ashburton College is a participating member of the Hakatere Community of Learning. Applications close noon, Friday 16 February 2018. Information package enquiries and applications please contact: Jodee Ross, Principal’s Secretary Phone (03) 308 4193 ext 809 Email: Ashburton College, PO Box 204, Ashburton 7740

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SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT TRANSPORT ASSISTANCE (SESTA) DRIVERS Ritchies require people that can relate to younger, special needs passengers that need your care and attention. This position requires part time drivers to drive in the mornings and afternoons.

Mechanic – Full Time Position Greg Donaldson Contracting Ltd are a locally owned and operated Ashburton based company, working throughout the greater Canterbury Region. We are looking for a Mechanic to work within our current team. This position requires someone who can service and maintain our wide range of vehicles and plant. The following qualifications are required: • Class 1-5 WTR • NZ Qualification • Be able to work as part of a team • Self motivated • Have New Zealand residency GDC offer a state of the art new workshop facility with COF/WOF, brake rollers and heated floor. A very competitive package will be offered to the right person including the option to take up health insurance after trial period is complete. Hours are Monday to Friday 7am to approx. 5.30pm and Saturday morning as required. If you have the above qualifications and think this is the job for you. Then, please either email your CV and covering letter to: or post to P O Box 439, Ashburton 7740. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Closing date, February 28, 2018.

ASHBURTON COLLEGE ‘Individual Excellence in a Supportive Learning Environment’

Teacher of Social Sciences This is a Fixed-Term, Full-Time position to commence at the start of Term 2 2018. This is a maternity leave position, subject to the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement conditions. Our Social Sciences faculty is supportive, progressive and well-resourced. Ashburton College is a participating member of the Hakatere Community of Learning. Applications close noon, Friday 23 February 2018 Information package enquiries and applications please contact: Jodee Ross, Principal’s Secretary Phone (03) 308 4193 ext 809 Email: Ashburton College, PO Box 204, Ashburton 7740

Work locally with local people. We are looking for applicants that have: • A clean driving record • The right to live and work in New Zealand • Great interpersonal and communication skills • Class 2 license and P endorsement Please APPLY NOW! Send your CV to:

Mark Or phone 03 308 5184 Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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RURAL TRADING POST PUBLIC NOTICES Maize Silage Available For This Season


Varying quantities around Mid Canterbury

A new position has arisen at our Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton branch for a Warehouse Supervisor. The successful candidate will be responsible for the Daily operation of the Warehouse, of team of six team members and the flow of stock from delivery to the store.

Phone Mark 021 360 052

This position is full time with a Tuesday – Saturday roster. To fill this position we require a motivated person with the following skills: • Proven Leadership skills and experience in Team Management • Experience in Warehouse operations would be an advantage • Passion for customer service • Ability to use initiative • Current forklift F endorsement certificate would be an advantage • Physically fit, ability to lift In return we offer: • Job security • Remuneration to match skill set • Working for a locally owned and operated business with national brand • Excellent Staff buying privileges If this position meets your experience, skills and you would like to find out more, please send your C.V. and covering letter to: or post to Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box 35, Ashburton 7740.

Applications are now being sought from groups and organisations for community grants and funding from Ashburton District Council (except Creative Communities and Sport New Zealand). Grants and funding are available for the following five categories:

Wheat and Barley Straw also available.

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WANTED - Old bottles, stained jars, old China, egg beaters, gem irons. Anything old and interesting. Phone 308 4870 or 027 430 1075.

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DENTURES. Dr Peter Rumping, retired dentist, continues to provide full dentures. Repairs to existing dentures also available. Phone 027 220 9997.

SITUATIONS WANTED DAIRY position wanted. Have experience in the industry. Can start as soon as possible. Phone Noel 027 355 1355.

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SHELLY – health massage. Open 9am - 9pm. Chinese girl. Ashburton. Phone 022 684 1692.

GRAZING COW grazing available. Straw, silage available. Please phone Richard 027 455 7957. GRAZING REQUIRED Beef cattle and lamb grazing required.

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Please call WHEEL alignments at great Luke Thompson prices. Maximise the life on 021 246 0801 of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills WINTER cow grazing Street. Phone 308-6737. available on self-contained, irrigated block in Ruapuna. No other stock on block in LIVESTOCK, PETS winter or for 100 days prior BUYER of unwanted for bio security reasons. Beet, animals. Cattle, bobby calves, kale, green feed, grass, horse and all farm animals. silage and straw available. We also sell pet food. Call For approx 1000 cows. Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 Phone 021 147 3388. 621, A/H 03 348 9439.

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

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Information package enquiries and applications please contact: Jodee Ross, Principal’s Secretary Phone (03) 308 4193 ext 809 Email: Ashburton College, PO Box 204, Ashburton 7740

We will be holding a Grants and Funding community meeting on Monday 12 February at 5.30 - 6.30pm in the Council Chamber meeting room, 2 Baring Square East. New applicants are encouraged to attend.

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Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 28 February, 2018 for the funding to be allocated in July 2018. Application forms and full criteria for each scheme are available from and from the Council office, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

SPORT on 307-7700 or email Text FISHING Collector buying 021 271 3399 old/vintage fishing rods, reels Phone and tackles. Top prices. Phone Steve 03 324 2064. 0800 274 287 RURAL TRADING POST Guardian RURAL TRADING POST CONVENTIONAL bales of Email red clover hay for sale. To be Classifieds circulation@ 10 TONNE V bottom silo. picked up from paddock. Just o.n.o. Phone 027 229 baled $8.00. Phone 027 6024 $1200 307 7900 2313. 885 or 302 4746.

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PAKEKE Lions Charitable Trust - Charity Market and Garage Sale, 9am Saturday, March 3, Ashburton Racecourse. Saleable household, garden, workshop, sporting etc items required. No electrical, audio, computers please. Phone George 308 8231.


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Ashburton Guardian



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Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 February 2018

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Please join us for the Heroes of Hope Lap and afternoon tea as part of the Opening Ceremony at Relay For Life. This invitation extends to anyone who has a personal experience of cancer, no matter where they are on their cancer journey.


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SCOOTER’S - new and secondhand three and four wheel electric scooters and wheel chairs. Call Fred Reddecliffe at Electric Mobility Ashburton today. Phone 308-3602

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A RARE OPPORTUNITY IN ASHBURTON We are looking for a motivated, energetic and enthusiastic franchise owner for the Ashburton area. If you are looking for a new challenge and the chance to make a difference in your community, join one of NZ's fastest growing franchises. $30,000 plus GST, cars additional. Apply online to become a franchisee in this growth sector.

TO LET - Two, two bedroom flats. Front and middle. Town end of Park Street. One renovated and painted. Call 021 109 7806 or 307 8056.

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6am Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 6:30 Country Calendar 3 0 7am Along For The Ride 3 0 7:30 Infomercials 9am House Hunt 0 9:30 Tagata Pasifika (Part 2) 10am Couples Come Dine With Me PGR 11am F The Chase Australia 0 11:55 Coronation Street PGR 3 0 1:50 Restoration Man 3 0 2:50 F How To Stay Young 0 3:55 Location, Location, Location 30 4:55 The Celebrity Chase The contestants are DJ Jo Whiley, Benidorm’s Jake Canuso, actress Georgia Taylor, and comedian Marcus Brigstocke. 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0

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6am Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony 3 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony from PyeongChang in South Korea, hosted by Stephen McIvor. 0 9am The Thundermans 10am Robot Wars PGR 11am The Crowd Goes Wild Omnibus 1:30 Football – English Premier League Highlights 2:30 Storage Hunters PGR 3pm L Horse Racing – Herbie Dyke Stakes 3:30 Olympic Winter Games Snowboard. 5:30 Prime News 6pm Olympic Winter Games The latest from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, hosted by Bernadine Oliver-Kerby. 0 7:30 MasterChef Junior USA PGR The top cooks must cater for a luncheon at Gordon Ramsay’s house. Two teams of three complete a full appetiser and entree service for Gordon and his friends. 0 8:30 Cameraman To The Queen PGR 3 0 9:35 Olympic Winter Games

6:30 Takaro Tribe 6:40 Team Umizoomi 7:10 Huhu 7:20 He Rourou 7:30 Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 7:40 Huritua 3 7:50 Paia 3 8am Te Kaea 3 2 8:30 Morena 3 9am Celebrity Playlist 9:30 Kai Time On The Road 3 10am Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 11am Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 Noon Hahana 3 12:30 Street Dance Nationals 3 1pm Aratere 2pm Touch Rugby – E Tu Whanau National Championships 3 3pm Waka Ama Sprint Nationals 4pm Waiata 3 4:30 Te Po Mekemeke 3 5pm Te Taumata Kapa Haka 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Pukuhohe 3 6:30 Haka Nation 3 7pm Hands Up For Democracy – The Norfolk Island Story 3 8pm What’s Up With The Tumoanas? PGR 3 8:30 M La Cage Aux Folles AO 1979 Comedy. 10:15 Aotearoa 3 10:45 Te Kaea 3 2

6am American Pickers 7am American Restoration 8am Buying The Bayou 8:30 Love Nature – America The Wild 9:30 James Martin’s French Adventure 10:30 Selling Houses With Amanda Lamb 11:30 American Pickers 12:30 Gardeners’ World 1pm Before And After 1:30 Best Laid Plans 2:30 Outback Wrangler 3pm Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare 4pm Gem Hunt 5pm Sold! 5:30 The Best Place To Be 6:30 China On Four Wheels Journalists Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani journey through China, taking two different routes that highlight the complex nature of the country.

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11:20 NZ Hunter Adventures PGR 12:20 Sold! 12:50 Outback Wrangler 1:20 Buying The Bayou 1:50 M The Flowers Of War AO 2011 Drama History. Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang. 4:20 China On Four Wheels 5:10 American Pickers



6:55 Redistributors MVL 2016 Thriller. James Allen, Natan Barreto, Tim Bentinck. 8:20 Lost Boy MVS 2015 Drama. Virginia Madsen, Mark Valley. 9:50 Independence Day – Resurgence MV 2016 Sci-fi Action. Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman. 11:50 The Purge – Election Year 16VL 2016 Horror. Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson. 1:35 Deepwater Horizon ML 2016 Action. Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell. 3:20 Fatal Flip MVC 2015 Thriller. Dominique Swain, Mike Faiola. 4:45 Florence Foster Jenkins PGL 2016 Comedy. Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant. 6:35 Kong – Skull Island MVL 2017 Action. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson. 8:30 Rough Night 16VLSC 2017 Comedy. Five college friends unite after 10 years for a weekend of hen’s-night debauchery, but things go badly wrong with a male stripper. Scarlett Johansson, ZoÎ Kravitz. 10:15 Morgan 16VL 2016 Scifi. Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy. 11:45 Bliss! MVLS 2016 Drama. Freya Parks, David Leon. SUNDAY 1:20 Kong – Skull Island MVL 2017 Action. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson. 3:15 Rough Night 16VLSC 2017 Comedy. Scarlett Johansson, ZoÎ Kravitz. 5am Fatal Flip MVC 2015 Thriller.

6:45 Tropic Thunder 16VLS 2008 Comedy. Ben Stiller, Jack Black. 8:30 The Dictator 16LS 2012 Comedy. Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris. 9:55 The Making Of Avatar PG 10:15 Avatar MV 2009 Sci-fi Action. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver. 12:55 The Descendants ML 2011 Drama. George Clooney, Shailene Woodley. 2:50 Tropic Thunder 16VLS 2008 Comedy. Ben Stiller, Jack Black. 4:35 The Last Station MS 2009 Drama. Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer. 6:25 Pushing Tin ML 1999 Comedy. John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie. 8:30 Road To Perdition MV 2002 Crime Drama. Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hit man’s son witnesses what his father does for a living. Tom Hanks, Jude Law. 10:30 Evan Almighty PGL 2007 Comedy. Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham. SUNDAY 12:05 The Lovely Bones MVL 2009 Drama. Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Rose McIver, Susan Sarandon. 2:20 The Last Station MS 2009 Drama. Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer. 4:10 Pushing Tin ML 1999 Comedy.

SKY SPORT 1 6am Halberg Awards (HLS) 7:30 Basketball – NBL (RPL) Melbourne United v NZ Breakers. 9:30 Tennis – Davis Cup (HLS) 10:30 World Rugby Show 11am Rugby – World Sevens (HLS) Hamilton – Day One. From FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton. 12:30 Rugby – World Sevens (HLS) Hamilton – Day Two. From FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton. 2pm Rugby – Brisbane Global Tens (HLS) Day One. From Suncorp Stadium. 3:30 L Rugby – Brisbane Global Tens Day Two. From Suncorp Stadium.

SUNDAY 12:30 Basketball – NBL (DLY) Sydney Kings v Brisbane Bullets. From Qudos Bank Arena. 2:30 L Rugby – Six Nations Ireland v Italy. 5:15 L Rugby – Six Nations England v Wales.

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

7:30 American Pickers 8:30 M The Flowers Of War AO 2011 Drama History. A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan’s attack on Nanking in 1937 and, posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety. Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang.

SKY SPORT 2 6am The World Rugby Show 6:30 Rugby – Brisbane Global Tens (HLS) Day One. 8am The Season – Nudgee College 8:30 L Rugby League – Super League Wakefield Trinity v Salford Red Devils. 10:30 NRL 360 11:30 Basketball – NBL (RPL) Melbourne United v New Zealand Breakers. 1:30 Rugby League – Super League (RPL) Wakefield Trinity v Salford Red Devils. 3:30 Cycling – Port To Port 4:30 Motorsport – TR Series (HLS) Round Four. From Taupo. 5:30 Rugby – Aviva Premiership (RPL) Bath v Northampton. From Recreation Ground. 7:30 Halberg Awards (HLS) The 55th Halberg Awards, honouring achievements in 2017 takes place at Spark Arena, Auckland. 9:18 L Cricket – T20 TriSeries Australia v England. From the MCG.


12:50 Rugby League – Super League (DLY) Wigan Warriors v Hull FC. 3:05 The Cricket Show 3:25 L Rugby – Aviva Premiership Gloucester v Leicester. 5:30 The Season – Nudgee College 10Feb18

DISCOVERY 6:35 MythBusters PG Lead Balloon. 7:30 How It’s Made PG 7:55 How It’s Made PG 8:20 Blowing Up History PG Lost Temples of the Jungle. 9:10 Homestead Rescue PG When Cows Attack. 10am The Coroner – I Speak For The Dead M Clues from the Body. 10:50 Blood Relatives M 11:40 What On Earth? PG 12:30 Street Science PG Big Bam Boom. 12:55 Street Science PG Rocket Blast. 1:20 Garage Rehab PG Slop Shop. 2:10 Fast ‘n’ Loud PG Big Red Caddy 2. 3pm Outback Opal Hunters PG 3:50 Mighty Ships PG 4:45 Mighty Ships PG 5:40 Mighty Ships PG 6:35 Gold Rush PG Inferno. 7:30 Treehouse Masters PG Surprise Makeover Edition. 8:30 Insane Pools – Off The Deep End PG Paradise On the Bay. 9:25 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 10:15 Auction Hunters PG 10:40 Blowing Up History PG 11:30 What On Earth? PG SUNDAY 12:20 Outback Opal Hunters PG 1:10 Moonshiners M 2am How Do They Do It? PG 2:25 Alaskan Bush People M 3:15 Treehouse Masters PG 4:05 Moonshiners M 4:55 How It’s Made PG 5:20 How It’s Made PG 5:45 MythBusters M | Compiled by

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6am The Fishing Show 0 6:45 The Art Of The Architect 0 7:35 Tagata Pasifika 8am Praise Be 8:30 Attitude 0 9am Whanau Living 10am Homemade 3 0 10:30 Waka Huia 11am Mucking In 0 11:30 F Life Flight PGR 3 0 11:55 Coronation Street PGR 3 0 12:55 Natural Born Monsters 3 0 1:55 Dog Squad PGR 3 0 2:25 Water Patrol 3 0 2:55 Piha Rescue 3 0 3:25 F New Zealand Story 30 3:55 Chasing Monsters 4:55 The Celebrity Chase Greg Rutherford, Lesley Joseph, Matt Wolfenden, and Chris Kamara take on one of Britain’s finest quiz brains in a bid to win money for charity. 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0 7pm F Country Calendar 0 7:30 F Yellowstone Beavers, grizzly bears, and more must adapt to hot conditions that lead to wildfires. 0 8:45 Liar 0 9:50 Ride Upon The Storm 0

6am Captain Jake And The Neverland Pirates 3 0 6:25 Thomas And Friends 0 6:35 Peppa Pig 0 6:45 Masha And The Bear 3 0 6:55 Chuggington – Little Trainees 3 0 7am Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks 3 0 7:10 Elena Of Avalor 0 7:35 Best Friends Whenever 3 0 8am N What Now 10am Shortland Street Omnibus PGR 0 Noon M Veronica Mars PGR 2014 Crime Drama. Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni. 0 2:10 Black-Ish 3 0 2:35 Home And Away Omnibus 0 5pm The Simpsons 0 5:30 American Housewife PGR 3 0 6pm The Middle 0 6:30 The Big Bang Theory 3 0

11:05 In The Club PGR When Diane leaves Rick alone with a house full of babies, things go badly wrong, and their future is in doubt. 0 12:15 Love Child PGR 3 Viv must leave her orphaned nephew behind in Vietnam. 0 1:10 Attitude 3 0 1:40 Emmerdale PGR 3 0 3:35 Infomercials

11:35 M The Gallows AO 2015 Horror. 0 1:10 Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0 2am Infomercials 2:35 Never Teach Your Wife To Drive 0 3:25 Swedish Dicks 3:50 Regular Show 0 4:10 Beyond The Search 4:40 Ellen 3 0 5:05 Galavant PGR 3 0 5:30 Infomercials


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BRAVO 6am Love It Or List It – Vancouver 3 6:50 Love It Or List It – Vancouver 3 7:40 Love It Or List It – Vancouver 3 8:30 Love It Or List It – Vancouver 3 9:20 How Do I Look? 3 10:05 Revenge Body With Khloe PGR 3 11:05 Million Dollar Decorators PGR 3 11:55 60 Days In 3 12:50 Four Weddings USA 3 1:45 Four Weddings USA 3 2:40 Four Weddings USA 3 3:35 How Do I Look? 3 4:35 David Tutera – Celebrations 3 5:30 David Tutera – Celebrations 3 6:30 Child Genius USA 7:30 Top Chef Jr 8:30 World Of Dance PGR 9:30 M The 40-Year-Old Virgin AO 3 2005 Comedy. 11:45 Sweet Home Oklahoma AO 3 MONDAY 12:10 Sweet Home Oklahoma AO 3 12:35 Infomercials 3



6am Life TV 6:30 Brian Houston 7am Charles Stanley 8am Living Church Of God 8:30 Turning Point 9am F R&R 9:25 The X Factor Australia PGR 3 0 11:05 The X Factor Australia PGR 30 Noon Entertainment Tonight Weekend PGR 1pm Motorsport – Mad Mike’s Nihon Nights 1:30 Motorsport – US Formula Drift 2pm Motorsport – Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars 3pm Motorsport – Toyota Racing Series 4pm Motorsport – Formula E 5pm Gone Fishin’ A slice of outdoor New Zealand life designed around a fishing theme. 5:30 N XVenture Family Challenge 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm M The Indiana Jones 7pm Married At First Sight Collection – Indiana Jones Australia PGR And The Temple Of Doom A participant from last season PGR 1984 Action Adventure. 0 returns for a second chance 9:20 M Cowboys And Aliens at love. 0 AO 2011 Action. When aliens 8:30 M The Maze Runner PGR invade Arizona, the cowboys, 3 2014 Action Adventure. 0 outlaws, and Apaches band 10:40 Chicago Med AO 3 0 together to defeat a common enemy. 0

Cowboys and Aliens 9:20pm on TVNZ 2

SKY 5 6am Face Off M 6:50 The Amazing Race PG 7:40 Shearing Gang PG 8:10 The Simpsons PG 8:40 Supernatural MVS 9:30 The Librarians MV 10:25 Supergirl MVS 11:15 The Flash M 12:10 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow M 1:05 Arrow MVS 2pm Raw MV 4:45 SmackDown MV 6:30 Main Event MV 7:30 The Librarians MV The librarians go on new adventures, risking their lives to save the world, but their greatest challenge comes from within the library itself. 8:30 NCIS – LA MV (Part 2) 9:30 Longmire 16V 10:30 Raw MV


1am SmackDown MV 2:35 Main Event MV 3:30 Deep Undercover MVLC 3:55 Deep Undercover MVLC 4:20 Longmire 16V 5:10 NCIS – LA MV

11:40 Entertainment Tonight Weekend PGR Entertainment stories of the past week. 12:30 Informercials



6am Olympic Winter Games Breakfast Show Eric Young has the latest updates from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. 0 7am Olympic Winter Games Breakfast Show 3 0 8am Religious Programming 10:30 Sport Box Noon Football – English Premier League Swansea City v Burnley. 2pm Mad About You PGR 2:30 School Of Hard Knocks PGR 0 3pm Storage Wars PGR 3 3:30 Olympic Winter Games Snowboard. 5:30 Prime News 6pm Olympic Winter Games Figure Skating. Day two of the figure skating from Gangneung Ice Arena, hosted by Bernadine Oliver-Kerby. 0 7:30 Prime Planet – Nature’s Perfect Partners A look at how animals find help with things they cannot do by themselves. 0 8:30 Prime Presents – Making New Zealand 0 9:30 Olympic Winter Games

10am Tradition On A Plate 3 10:30 Sidewalk Karaoke PGR 3 11am Native Affairs Summer Series 3 11:30 Survive Aoteaora PGR 3 12:30 Code PGR 1pm Matau PGR 3 1:30 Get Your Fish On 3 2pm School Of Hard Knocks PGR 2:30 Toa – Toa O Aotearoa PGR 3 3pm Kapa Haka Whanau 3 3:30 KTK – The Next Level 4pm Hoiho 3 Annabelle Lee-Harris explores the Maori horse culture of Aotearoa. 4:30 Street Dance Nationals 3 Highlights of the 2016 New Zealand Street Dance National Competition. 5pm Hakanation 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Waru Pumanawa 3

4am Closedown

11:30 Te Kaea 3 Maori Television’s daily news programme. 2 Midnight Closedown



6:25 Florence Foster Jenkins PGL 2016 Comedy. Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant. 8:15 Morgan 16VL 2016 Sci-fi. Kate Mara, Anya TaylorJoy. 9:45 Bliss! MVLS 2016 Drama. Freya Parks, David Leon. 11:20 Kong – Skull Island MVL 2017 Action. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson. 1:15 Rough Night 16VLSC 2017 Comedy. Scarlett Johansson, ZoÎ Kravitz. 3pm A Royal Night Out MSC 2015 Comedy. Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley. 4:35 Septembers Of Shiraz 16VLC 2016 Thriller. Salma Hayak, Adrien Brody. 6:25 Rules Don’t Apply MLSC 2016 Comedy. Warren Beatty, Lily Collins. 8:30 Alien – Covenant 16VLC 2017 Sci-fi Thriller. The crew of a colony ship discover a seemingly uncharted paradise, but it is not what it seems. Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup. 10:35 The Nice Guys 16VLSC 2016 Action Comedy. Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice. MONDAY 12:30 Leading Lady PG 2014 Romantic Comedy. Katie McGrath, Bok van Blerk. 2:10 Rules Don’t Apply MLSC 2016 Comedy. Warren Beatty, Lily Collins. 4:15 Nothing But Trailers MVLSC 4:35 Alien – Covenant 16VLC 2017 Sci-fi Thriller.

6:10 Evan Almighty PGL 2007 Comedy. Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham. 7:45 Road To Perdition MV 2002 Crime Drama. Tom Hanks, Jude Law. 9:40 The Lovely Bones MVL 2009 Drama. Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Rose McIver, Susan Sarandon. 11:55 The Last Station MS 2009 Drama. Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer. 1:45 Evan Almighty PGL 2007 Comedy. Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham. 3:20 Grace Of Monaco PGVLS 2013 Drama Biography. Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth. 5pm The Fast And The Furious – Tokyo Drift MVL 2006 Action. Lucas Black, Bow Wow. 6:45 Broken City 16VL 2013 Crime. 8:30 Rock The Kasbah MVLSC 2015 Comedy. Captivated by the talent of a Pashtun teenager in Afghanistan, a has-been music manager enlists the help of odd-ball expats to have her compete on TV. 10:20 Edge Of Darkness 16VL 2010 Thriller. MONDAY 12:15 Wolf Creek 18VLS 2005 Horror. 1:55 The Directors – M Night Shyamalan PG 2016 Featurette. 2:25 Grace Of Monaco PGVLS 2013 Drama Biography. 4:10 Broken City 16VL 2013 Crime. 5:55 Edge Of Darkness 16VL 2010 Thriller.

6am Buying The Bayou 6:30 Through The Bible With Les Feldick 7am Christ Embassy 7:30 Buying Alaska 8am Baby Animals In The Wild 9am Outback Wrangler 9:30 Sold! 10am Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare 11am China On Four Wheels Noon Buying The Bayou 12:30 The Best Place To Be 1:30 Gem Hunt 2:30 American Pickers 3:30 Empire Of The Tsars 4:30 Paul Hollywood City Bakes British baker Paul Hollywood sets out to sample the recipes that have helped shape the culture and heritage of some of the world’s cities. 5:30 Tiny House Nation 6:30 American Pickers

7pm Te Mana O Te Moana – The 7:30 Astronauts – Toughest Job Pacific Voyagers 3 In The Universe 8:30 Tama Uli – The Oppressed 8:30 M Barefoot PGR 2014 Black People Of Samoa Comedy Drama. The ‘black 8:55 Loading Docs – Change sheep’ son of a wealthy 9pm M Little Children AO family meets a psychiatric 2006 Crime. The lives of a patient raised in isolation her group of young married entire life, and takes the naive couples intersect in surprising young woman home for his and potentially dangerous brother’s wedding. ways. Kate Winslet, Jennifer 10:20 Polar Bear Town Connelly.

SKY SPORT 1 7:55 L Rugby – Women’s Six Nations Scotland v France. 10am Cricket – T20 TriSeries (HLS) Australia v England. 10:30 Football – A-League (RPL) Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar. 12:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 1pm Football – A-League (RPL) Melbourne City FC v Sydney FC. 3pm Sky Sports News UK 3:30 The World Rugby Show 4pm UEFA Champions League Magazine 4:30 L Football – ISPS Handa Premiership Eastern Suburbs v Tasman United. From Bill McKinlay Park. 6:30 ICC Cricket 360 7pm Halberg Awards (HLS) 8:30 Cricket – T20 Tri-Series (HLS) Australia v England. 9pm L Football – A-League Wanderers v Phoenix. 11pm Rugby – Brisbane Tens (HLS) Day Two. From Suncorp Stadium.


12:30 Fox Sports News 1am UEFA Champions League Magazine 1:30 Motorsport – TR Series (HLS) Round Four. 2:30 Golf – PGA Tour (HLS) AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am – Round Three. 3am Golf – European Tour ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth – Round Four. 3:30 L Rugby – Six Nations Scotland v France.

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

11:20 Buying Alaska 11:50 Baby Animals In The Wild 12:50 Paul Hollywood City Bakes 1:50 M Barefoot PGR 2014 Comedy Drama. Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, JK Simmons. 3:30 Buying Alaska 4am Astronauts – Toughest Job In The Universe 5am Tiny House Nation

SKY SPORT 2 6am L Rugby League – Super League Catalan Dragons v Wakefield Trinity. 7:30 Golf – PGA Tour (HLS) AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am – Round Two. 8am L Golf – PGA Tour AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am – Round Three. 1pm Golf – European Tour (HLS) ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth – Round Four. 1:30 Sky Sports News UK 2pm Cricket – T20 Tri Series (HLS) Australia v England. 2:30 Basketball – NBL (HLS) Melbourne United v NZ Breakers. 3pm L Basketball – NBL NZ Breakers v Melbourne United. 5pm L Basketball – NBL Illawarra Hawks v Adelaide 36ers. 7pm L Football – W-League Semi-final One – Teams TBC. 9pm Basketball – NBL (HLS) NZ Breakers v Melbourne United. From Spark Arena, Auckland. 9:30 Fox Sports News 10pm Football – ISPS Handa Premiership (RPL)


Midnight Halberg Awards (HLS) 1:50 L Rugby – Women’s Six Nations Ireland v Italy. 4am Netball – Super League (RPL) Wasps v Surrey Storm. 5:30 Cricket – T20 Tri-Series (RPL) Australia v England. 11Feb18

DISCOVERY 6:35 MythBusters PG Aeroplane On a Conveyor Belt. 7:30 How It’s Made PG 7:55 How It’s Made PG 8:20 Gold Rush PG Inferno. 9:10 What On Earth? PG 10am Outback Opal Hunters PG 10:50 Moonshiners M 11:40 Homestead Rescue PG When Cows Attack. 12:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 1:20 Blowing Up History PG Lost Temples of the Jungle. 2:10 Megatrains PG New Zealand – The Milk Train. 3pm Megatrains PG Australia – The Sugar Cane Train. 3:50 Megatrains PG Australia – Transcontinental Train. 4:45 Megatrains PG USA – Schnabel Car. 5:40 Megatrains PG France – LRS (Long Rail Soude). 6:35 Megatrains PG Canada – The Aqua Train. 7:30 Blowing Up History PG Hunt For King Arthur’s Castle. 8:30 Mighty Ships PG 9:25 Outback Opal Hunters PG 10:15 Railroad Australia PG 11:55 Gold Rush PG


12:45 Moonshiners M 1:35 How Do They Do It? PG 2am How Do They Do It? PG 2:25 Alaskan Bush People M 3:15 Moonshiners M 4:05 Treehouse Masters PG 4:55 How It’s Made PG 5:20 How It’s Made PG 5:45 MythBusters M | Compiled by


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MacKENZIE – Please note all late death Scott and Catherine (née notices or notices sent Lambie) are delighted to announce the arrival of Flynn outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to: John Lambie, on January 14, 2018 weighing 6lbs 9oz. A to ensure publication. special thank you to our wonderful midwife Michelle To place a notice during Dolan-Scott. office hours please contact us on 03 307 7900 for more information ENGAGEMENTS Any queries SHEARER - CHURCHILL – please contact Penny and Paul are very 0800 happy to announce their ASHBURTON engagement with best wishes (0800-274-287) from their parents Alison and Donald Shearer and Paula and Peter Churchill (Auckland).




DISSEVELD, Alida Cornelia (Corrie) – Adrian and Kerrie, Murray and Colleen, Diana and Murray and their families would like to thank everyone for their support at the sad passing of Corrie. Thank you for the cards, sympathy and messages over this time. Many thanks to the staff of Rosebank Rest home and Dr Penny Holdaway for the sincere care given to Corrie over her stay. Please accept this as a personal thank you from us all.




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McLENNAN, Wayne Lawrence – 18-03-1962 - 30-11-2017 The McLennan family would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone for their expressions of sympathy, love and kindness following the sudden loss of Wayne. Our grateful thanks to Paterson’s Funeral Services for bringing our Wayne back from Australia to New Zealand so we could all say goodbye to him. Wayne’s “mates” from Australia and New Zealand, you did him proud with all your bikes. He would have loved that. Sincere thanks to Carol Gunn, you have guided our family once again through our difficult time. Thank you. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our sincere thanks to all.

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A ridge over the South Island recedes to southern New Zealand today as a humid northeast flow spreads over the country from the north. A front embedded in a humid northeasterly flow over the South Island tomorrow, weakens on Monday. Another front moves onto the upper North Island tomorrow and becomes slow moving.

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

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

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DOWN 1. Financially ruined (8) 2. Hobbles (5) 4. Supporters (6) 5. Prison (12) 6. Inside (7) 7. You (archaic) (4) 8. Done for no gain (12) 12. Postscript (8) 14. Hunting (7) 16. Shrewdness (6) 18. Likeness (5) 19. Deeds (4)

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TODAY’S GOALS: Good – 13 Excellent – 20 Amazing – 24

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ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): You choose something to want and learn the steps you need to take; then you execute it fast. Your lack of vacillation or procrastination will put you in a league of winners. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Maybe people won’t call when they say they will. You’re luckier when you don’t care so much. For best results, get even busier with your big beautiful life and let them catch up with you when they do. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): In case you needed another reason to do whatever you want: If you fill your time with pleasurable activities, you get more attractive with every fun thing you do. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): You are warming up in a group, getting more established and becoming familiar with the dynamics at play. Remember when you were a person on the outside trying to get in? This is cool! LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): You have major mojo to play with now, and you’ll be attracting more attention on your projects and your general being. And don’t worry about when you’re going to be able to return all this attention. Just soak it up. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): The older you get, the less you trust people who want something from you. The principle of reciprocity will be a prevalent theme. The balance of give and take is something you can feel on a visceral level. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): A pang of jealousy has something to teach you. Perhaps this is not a green-eyed monster lurking in the depths of your soul, but an angel of your higher mind letting you know what you really, really want. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): Why not prioritise your own comfort a little higher? In today’s case, an intimidating person may be part of this, and there’s no need to appease. Take a step back. There are many ways to solve a problem. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Maybe we’re beings perfect in spirit but flawed in our human expression of it, and that’s the fun of life on this plane. So don’t waste a minute feeling bad about imperfections. Work with them. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): You learn a little more each day about the people around you, what they’re good at, what they’re likely to agree to and how to handle the parts you’re not so fond of, too. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Sure, you’re self-sufficient. You’re the expert at fulfilling your own needs. But when you accept the gifts and help of others, you fit into their lives better. The sense of belonging brings you tremendous joy. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): Considering the futility and potential misery that comes from expecting another person to be anything other than what he or she is, it’s only smart to get to know the real side of the people around you.

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Ashburton Guardian, Saturday, February 10, 2018