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Roading projects axed BY SUE NEWMAN


Ashburton residents will be in for a long wait to have traffic lights installed in either Tinwald or Walnut Avenue as both projects have been axed from a 10-year roading investment plan. As Labour, the Greens and NZ First swing the focus of their roading policy from traffic movement to road safety and resilience, a raft of state highway

projects have slipped off the NZ Tranport Agency’s radar in its draft investment proposal for the next 10 years. And among those canned are the two critical road improvements on State Highway One through Ashburton. Both projects have been on the agency’s to-do list for several years, with the Ashburton District Council constantly applying pressure for committed funding.

Neither project is on the draft list for the next 10 years, and mayor Donna Favel is furious. She received a phone call late last week from NZTA director of regional relationships, South Island, Jim Harland, telling her what was not in the plan. “I said to him, I hope you’re calling me to tell me about the second bridge. He said, I’m not, I’m calling with bad news.” A changed Government Policy

Statement (GPS) meant the projects had been removed because they no longer met the new framework, Favel said. Ashburton, however would not let this go unchallenged, she said. “I’ll be making a case to the Land Transport Committee. These projects have been around for a long time. “With Tinwald, there were meetings in 2004 and people were told it would be a couple of

years. Now it’s 14 years and it’s still not happening.” If there were any bright spots on the changed roading focus it was that the emphasis was now on local roads and optimistically, that could see more money for Ashburton, Favel said.


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Dusty a big hit with Mount Hutt College students By SuSan SandyS

Dusty the cairn terrier has had no trouble fulfilling her job description at Mount Hutt College. Her placid and friendly nature, alongside a cute appearance, are no doubt a big help in her role as a therapy dog. Therapy dogs are used in schools and colleges throughout New Zealand and the world to help pupils learn to read, learn social skills, help cope with stress and anxiety, and provide comfort and affection. Owner Adele Coombs is based at the school as a guidance counsellor. She said she first gave consideration to Dusty becoming a therapy dog after she witnessed a student’s chance interaction with her last year. “I noticed how the student brightened up, I just put two and two together, and asked if I could bring her to work,” Coombs said. “She just has this effect on cheering kids up.” Dusty underwent training and a safety plan was introduced, and she has not looked back since. She comes to school one to two days per week, where her popularity in the playground is unprecedented. She bases herself throughout

Dusty the Mount Hutt College therapy dog, and owner Adele Coombs. the day in the guidance counsellor’s office, where she can provide endless cuddles and comfort. Sometimes Coombs will take

Dusty for a walk with pupils, as chatting while walking can sometimes be easier than chatting in the office.

Roading projects axed From P1 “If they’re putting more money into local roads then that could mean the second urban bridge, maybe we’ll get that done earlier.” The bridge, however, is not mentioned in the draft investment policy. Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon said that while he was “incredibly disappointed” with the news, it had not come as a surprise. “Since I was elected as the local MP last year I’ve been pushing NZTA on three projects – a second bridge over the Ashburton River, lights at Walnut Avenue, and intersection development in Tinwald incorporating lights. “The Government’s decision to

slash State Highway funding will push those projects and other critical upgrades out to the nevernever,” he said. Falloon said it was staggering that the Ardern-Peters Government could claim to be supporting regional New Zealand when it was taking so much away in local petrol taxes to give Auckland $5 billion in rail and cycle projects. “Once again Labour is showing its focus is winning votes in Auckland and they’ll shaft the regions to do it.” The Mid Canterbury economy was growing, and a greater investment in our infrastructure was needed, not less, he said. Ashburton’s share of the new

Pupils could enjoy reading to a therapy dog moreso than a teacher, as they felt less pressure to get every word correct.

Truck rampager in court A Waikato man accused of ramming a police station with a truck and putting the lives of the public and police at risk, wiped back tears after being granted bail. The 54-year-old was also granted further name suppression yesterday to allow him to explain his actions to family who were in the Hamilton District Court for his second appearance on eight charges after an alleged rampage behind the wheel of a stolen 10-tonne Kenworth on Saturday night. The man’s alleged actions have seen the front counter at Morrinsville Police Station temporarily closed due to the damage caused. His lawyer, Charles Bean, yesterday entered not guilty pleas to

all of the charges which include attempted arson of the truck, resisting arrest, intentional damage of the station, theft of the Kenworth truck, failing to stop and three charges of assaulting police with the truck. As community magistrate Kathryn Wilson granted him bail on strict terms, the man wiped tears from his eyes. The conditions of his bail include banning him from driving and consuming alcohol or drugs. He was put on a night-time curfew to allow him to attend medical appointments during the day and told not to threaten or use violence against anyone. He was remanded on bail to reappear in Morrinsville District Court next month. - NZME




policy comes in making state highway one from Dunsandel to Rakaia, from Rakaia to Ashburton and from Hinds to Winchester, a safer corridor. Council chief executive Andrew Dalziel said Ashburton would be doing everything it could to have the two projects reinstated. “Both of these projects are about travel times and reliability and that’s not a GPS priority; if it was about safety we’d have a chance,” he said. The two might be off the spending list for the next 10 years, but the council would be pitching to have them reinstated at a Canterbury Land Transport meeting on May 24.

Coombs said some teachers at the school were also considering using Dusty to help with reading tuition.


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Helping the council balance its books

Ratepayers in the Ashburton District pay the second lowest rates in New Zealand and the council has one of the country’s lowest debt levels. And that could have everything to do with why mayor Donna Favel and her councillors have struggled to attract a good turnout at community meetings to discuss the council’s long-term plan that details how rates money will be spent over the coming years. It took four weeks and five meetings, but finally yesterday, the community showed more than a flicker of interest in the plan. At the last meeting in Ashburton, members of the public almost matched the number of councillors and council staff. And they were prepared to ask questions. Across the district, the average rates rise in the next financial year will be 5 per cent, rising to 6.1 per cent the following year before declining over the next eight years. The long-term plan was a bit like a household budget, Favel said. “You only include what you need and if it’s out of balance then you must exclude some items,” she said. The plan detailed what the council believed was good and prudent spending and the costs of those projects were included in the rate rise, but if people didn’t agree, then they could make their thoughts known through the submission process, she said. When it came to roading, the

council budgeted for $14 million worth of work that it anticipated would be subsidised by the NZ Transport Agency at a rate of 51 per cent. If that level of work is not accepted, the council is proposing to put in $1.7 million of unsubsidised money to ensure the district’s roads do not deteriorate. Ratepayers had a choice, however, Favel said as they could opt to pay more unsubsidised money to ensure the roading network improved. The same applied to the second urban bridge planned for the end of Chalmers Avenue. The council has budgeted for this to be subsidised by NZTA at a rate of 80 per cent, but that could be rejected. An option would be for the council to fund the entire project, but whether it did or not was in the community’s hands, she said. “The council needs an indication of what you’re most comfortable with.” Other issues that are driving the rates increase are upgrading water supplies in the wake of the Havelock North issue and anticipated tightening of Government water supply standards, plans to build a climbing wall, a new swim school pool and splash deck at the EA Networks Centre and to develop sports grounds around the complex. She urged people who questioned some of the proposed spending to make a submission on the plan. Submissions close on Monday at 4pm and hearings on those submissions will be held from May 28 to June 1.



Town centre footpaths ‘unsafe’ By SuSaN SaNdyS

Methven Community Board members are continuing to investigate fixing a problem of paving stone footpaths throughout the town centre becoming slippery in wet weather. Residents want the problem solved as soon as possible, particularly following reports of people falling on the paving tiles. Methven mum Sharlene van Leerdam said she slipped about two months ago, after leaving work at a local coffee shop and walking towards the Bank of New Zealand on Main Street. Outside Super Liquor she fell and landed on her chest, and was helped up by a passer-by. It had been raining, and a colleague had warned her to be careful not to slip as she left work, and she had been trying to avoid the tiles by walking on nearby asphalt instead. “As soon as they are wet they are like ice,” van Leerdam said.

“I was trying to stay right away from them, but as soon as I put one foot on them I was gone,” she said. Fellow resident Kelli Foster said she slipped on the tiles when they had snow on them in 2015 and cracked her tail bone. “We are a town of tourists, elderly and young people who all enjoy walking round, however these tiles are a huge health and safety hazard,” Foster said. “I believe this should be a high priority for the council to address.” Residents say the most slippery paving stones are the red ones, while the grey ones have a rougher surface so they are not as slippery. Board chairman Dan McLaughlin said members had been looking at the issue for some time. A company had given them a quote for treating the tiles for moss and mould. However, members had deemed the treatment was expensive at

$115,000, and may not be foolproof. Timaru District Council had undertaken a similar treatment, however, the jury was out on whether this had solved the problem. McLaughlin said following receiving the quote, the board itself had instigated the trialling of three different products. It had done this over the last year, however all were unsuccessful. McLaughlin regretted another year had gone by and now it was going into winter without it having been solved. It was not only moss and mould which potentially made the tiles slippery, but also grime which built up when it had not rained for some time. He said the paving stone footpaths throughout the town centre were soon to be water blasted, and he hoped that would help. However, a longer term solution was being investigated as members continued to consult with the Timaru District Council.

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Midwifery dream job for Methvenite

Correction Unfortunately in Nick Lindo’s column in Saturday’s paper there was an incorrect name inserted. At the start of the seventh paragraph, the name Joyce should in fact be Robertson. The Ashburton Guardian apologises for any confusion or embarrassment this may have caused.

Zambesi not all Kiwi

New midwife Tessa Anderson is in the process of setting up a Methven clinic. PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS 090518-SS-0108

up a clinic in Ashburton and is in the process of setting up a clinic in Methven.

She said she was one of three new midwives who had started in Mid Canterbury this year, so

it was good to see a prior shortage having eased with the new recruits.

Derailment causes chaos Britomart station remained closed last night after a train derailed just out of the station yesterday morning. There will be delays and changes to where trains depart and arrive this morning, an Auckland Transport spokesman said. Passengers were trapped in the derailed train for 40 minutes yesterday in an accident that crippled Auckland’s busy Britomart Station.

Three carriages derailed as the train was leaving the station, scaring passengers who described the accident as a sudden shake “like a small earthquake”. The six-carriage train had 33 people on board but no one was injured. Passenger Charles Stewart said everything was going smoothly and then there was a sudden shake “like a small earthquake” as the train came off the tracks.

AUT student Kirstin Elphick was on board when the train derailed and felt “absolutely freaked out” when the brakes slammed on. “It felt like it was going really, really fast. All of a sudden it stopped.” The train looked like it was leaning against the tunnel, Elphick said. It was “really annoying” that more information was not provided before the passengers got

off the carriage, she said, as they had no idea how long they would be there for. “We were wondering ‘what on Earth is going on?’” Elphick said it was also difficult to hear the announcements over the loudspeaker, which only added to the confusion. An Auckland Council spokesman said the train had derailed at about 9.45am at the platform. - NZME

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Car veers off road One person was taken to hospital with moderate injuries after their car veered off the side of The Methven Highway on Tuesday night. At around 9.20pm, Police, Fire and Emergency and St John Ambulance crews responded to reports of a car in a culvert on The Methven Highway. A 4WD vehicle had come off the highway between Rawles Crossing Road North and Racecourse Road, in an area with a 100km/h speed limit. St John transported one patient to the Ashburton Hospital emergency department in a moderate condition and the vehicle was towed from the culvert. Police said enquiries are being made into the incident.

By SuSan SandyS

Tessa Anderson has found her dream job, operating as a midwife in Mid Canterbury. The born and bred Methvenite registered as a midwife in February and said the profession tied in perfectly with her passion for health and fitness. The 22 year old said when considering career options in Year 13 at Mount Hutt College, midwifery had piqued her interest. She believed it would be rewarding to be able to support women aiming to achieve healthy pregnancies and deliveries, and healthy babies. She had first given consideration to the profession leading up to an information evening in Ashburton held by CPIT, now Ara. The evening was hosted by one of the tutors at the college, and students who had been studying there were able to give first-hand stories of their experiences, including the amazing experience of being a part of families’ birth stories. Anderson undertook her studies at the college, and is currently looking forward to some of her first clients giving birth, expected around July. “The first one is definitely going to be a special one,” she said. Anderson is among midwives under the Ashburton Birthcare Midwives umbrella, and has set

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Kiwi fashion label Zambesi has changed the synopsis on its website to spell out that some of its garments are made overseas following a report published on Tuesday. Radio New Zealand on Tuesday found a black beaded dress with a Zambesi label on it in its Ponsonby store with a “Made in Kolkuta” label despite the brand claiming on its website all of its clothing was “proudly made in New Zealand”. - NZME

Teen staying in NZ A teenage girl sold up to five times a day for sex with random men by her own mother will stay in New Zealand and has been granted residency. She can now live, work and study in New Zealand and will not live in constant fear of deportation. Last month Kasmeer Lata was jailed for almost seven years for using her teenage daughter as a sex slave and selling her body to men about 1000 times over a two-year period. Lata moved to New Zealand with her children from Fiji after her marriage broke up. - NZME

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Rewa fails to stop third trial A bid to stop a third trial for serial rapist Malcolm Rewa over the murder of Susan Burdett has failed – for now. An application to the court for a judicial review on the Attorney-General’s decision to lift a stay on proceedings and to reinstate the stay was heard in the High Court at Auckland earlier this month before Chief High Court Judge, Justice Geoffrey Venning. Yesterday, Justice Venning dismissed the applications. However, Rewa’s counsel Paul Chambers indicated at the hearing last week that he will apply to have a stay reapplied. Justice Venning directed that any application by Chambers to dismiss or stay the prosecution against Rewa be filed by May 25. Rewa is serving 22 years in prison for the rapes of Burdett and 24 other women. Burdett was raped and bludgeoned to death in her Papatoetoe home in 1992. As part of the homicide investigation swabs were taken in which semen was detected, but at the time the DNA found did not match anyone in the police databank. In 1996 the DNA was then found to match that of Rewa’s and he was arrested and charged with Burdett’s rape and murder on May 13 that year. He was also charged with sexual and violent offences against several other women. However, by the time Rewa was arrested and charged, Teina Pora had already been convicted of the rape, murder and aggravated burglary of Burdett – with Pora’s trial occurring in June 1994. Rewa, nonetheless stood

trial on all charges from March to May in 1998. He was convicted of the sexual assaults on the complainants but the jury failed reach a verdict on the charges of rape and murder for Burdett. A second trial was held in December 1998 on the Burdett charges alone and the jury convicted Rewa of rape but failed to reach a verdict on the murder charge. On December 23, 1998 the Solicitor-General entered a stay of proceedings in respect of the murder charge against Rewa. Then in 2015, following a lengthy and public legal battle, the Privy Council quashed Pora’s convictions for Burdett’s rape and murder. He had twice been convicted for a crime and spent 22 years in prison. He has since received an apology from the Government and $3.5 million compensation. Last November, the Deputy Solicitor-General Brendan Horsley on behalf of the Attorney-General reversed the 1998 stay on the case, which appeared to clear the way for the third trial. However, Chambers claimed the process was unlawful and the Attorney-General has no statutory or other power to lift the stay. He told the court there was “no fresh evidence” to prosecute Rewa over the unsolved crime. In his decision, Justice Venning said: “In the absence of any statutory provision restricting the Attorney-General’s power, the common law power to lift the stay still exists. It remains unaffected”. - NZME

Ashburton artist John Achten won the Rosebank Village Local Award at last year’s ASA Annual Exhibition, and will this year star as a guest artist. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN


ASA seeking exhibition entries By Katie todd

Art enthusiasts in Ashburton – it’s time to mark two key dates in your diaries. Entries are now open for the Ashburton Society of Arts Annual Exhibition opening on July 2, and organisers will be accepting pieces until June 2. Now in its 54th year, the ASA Annual Exhibition has earned a reputation as the biggest and most eagerly awaited art event in Ashburton. Promotions officer Mandy Casey

said last year, nearly 500 entries poured in from Mid Canterbury and beyond. “There’s sculpture, paintings, photography and lots more. We get all sorts, and it’s always very interesting,” she said. The works will be displayed at the Ashburton Art Gallery throughout July. An assortment of prizes are up for grabs thanks to the event’s sponsors, including $8000 worth of cash prizes. Last year’s Rosebank Village Local

Award winner John Achten will star as a guest artist, along with a number of other artists from all over New Zealand, Casey said. Ashburton Society of Arts formed in 1964, with the philosophy to encourage the study, practice and creativity of the visual arts. Entry forms and further information on the 54th annual exhibition can be found on the Ashburton Society of Arts website. Tickets for the opening night will be available for purchase at the gallery reception in June.

Monster seven-storey wave recorded A massive storm in the wild and windy Southern Ocean has just produced the biggest wave ever recorded there – reaching higher than even a seven-storey building. The 23.8m-high monster wave was detected around midnight by a buoy operated by science-based consultancy MetOcean Solutions, and recently deployed near subantarctic Campbell Island by the

HMNZS Wellington. MetOcean Solutions senior oceanographer Dr Tom Durrant said the wave was the highest he and his colleagues had even seen. The wave formed in the middle of a huge and deep storm, in a part of the planet where persistent westerly winds and an unlimited area for waves to build combined to make the largest in the world.

The latest wave surpassed a 19.4m wave recorded in the area in May last year by another MetOcean Solutions that had since broken from its buoy. It was recorded as a “significant wave height” – the average measurement of the largest third of waves – and was something that corresponded well to our own visual estimates of wave height. - NZME

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Building storytelling skills This year Netherby is being supported by Lis Swanson to implement Storytelling. Storytelling is about students learning to tell and act out stories from memory in order for

children to improve sequencing ideas, building their vocabulary and imagination and gaining better speaking and listening skills, said assistant principal Bridget Patrick.

“These skills are a basis to support the students to innovate and create their own stories. All classes are having a great time learning about their first story this term,� she said.


Uniform out, dress-ups in Our Lady of the Snows School have been fortunate enough to swap school uniform for dress-up on multiple occasions lately. Young disciples dressed up to sample foods that Jesus would have eaten, while fictional characters flocked to school for a book character day.


Wheely good fun at Hampstead Every week is Wheels Week at Hampstead School, where students love hooning around purpose-built scooter and bike tracks. Meanwhile riding of a different kind

came alive on the stage last Friday during a Red Riding Hood show. Budding thespians enjoyed watching the adapted performance, and some lucky ones even got a chance to help out on stage.

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Agrikids fun

May 10: Mufti Day at Ashburton Christian School

May 11: Lagmhor School Centennial celebrations (until May 12), Flashback Friday themed mufti day at Our Lady of the Snows

May 16: Michael Morgan Concert at St Joseph’s Catholic School, Cross Country at St Joseph’s Catholic School, Methven Area Cross Country at Lauriston School, Dorie School/Ashburton Christian School/Rakaia School Cross Country at Harrisons Road in Dorie

May 18: Olympic Ambassador visits Mt Somers Springburn School, Year 6 Rippa Rugby Competition at the Ashburton Showgrounds

May 22: Opuke Community of Learning teacher-only afternoon, Hampstead School Cross Country, Book Night at Mt Somers Springburn School

May 17: Schools Chess Tournament at Mountainview High School, Timaru

May 22: Wheels Day at Ashburton Christian School

May 23: St Joseph’s Catholic School Massed Choir Practice

May 31: National Youth Leaders’ Day

June 1: Methven Primary School Mahuri Hub Antarctic Centre Visit

June 4: Queen’s Birthday holiday

June 5: County Cross Country

June 7: Ashburton Borough School visits Court Theatre

June 8: Methven Primary School Hakatere Hub Antarctic Centre Visit

June 10: Mt Somers Springburn School literacy team compete in Wellington

June 19-21: Mid Canterbury Music Festival

June 20: Wiggy Wednesday Mufti at Our Lady of the Snows School, Canterbury Cross Country Championships

June 28: Filipino Gathering at Lagmhor School

June 29: School Jump Jam Competition in Christchurch

A recount of Agrikids, written by Isla Syme:

Commemorating Anzac Day Students (from left) Sophie Wilson, Meg Lill, Kennath Sami and Rueben Hancox represented Hinds School at the Hinds District Anzac Day Service on April 25. The girls read poetry whilst the boys laid a wreath. PHOTOS SUPPLIED

A couple of weeks ago some Hinds students competed in Agrikids in Waimate. Agrikids is a Young Farmers’ event for kids where there is a rotation of all different farming activities. Some of the activities this year were putting together a hand-piece for shearing sheep, bobbing for apples to then get cards to put in a cycle of the order of how to plant crop, putting a tape gate together, also we had to complete a quiz about farming, riparian planting where we had to put some plants in order to protect our waterways. Another activity that we had to do was highlighting the importance of farm safety —writing down what gear we would need to use or wear if we were driving a motorbike or using a chainsaw and other equipment. One other thing we had to do was to put our hands in to bins without looking to feel and guess which type of seed, fertiliser, dirt were in there. Agrikids is great fun and you get to experience all different types of farming and activities, I highly recommend others to give it a go next year.


Colour galore at Tinwald Tinwald School students raced across the finish line of term one in the most colourful, fun way possible. Smiles abounding reflected the success of the school colour run. PHOTOS ASHBURTON GUARDIAN


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Time short for Long Term Plan input L

ike the scalded cat that jumped into the bath full of hot water, there’s an element of surprise and intrigue to the Ashburton District Council Long Term Plan. With time running out for ratepayers within this district to have their say on the proposals put forth, yesterday’s final public meeting was the perfect opportunity for concerns and questions to be raised and luckily for the time and effort that went into the presentation there were some there, armed and ready to go. From an engagement perspective, mayor Donna Favel described yesterday’s gathering as the best yet – but when the yardstick has been unfortunately so low throughout the consultation process it was hard to understand

whether that was a good thing, or just a wolf dressed up in sheep’s clothing. What is probably most surprising listening in on the questions asked and the presentations given yesterday is that there is still a clear disdain for any form of rate rise. It doesn’t matter if it’s for the most important of necessities like roading, or the second urban bridge – there’s still going to be hackles raised from ratepayers

about more money coming out of their back pocket. In the most absolute perfect of worlds, we would be completely self-sufficient and the requirement of having to seek funding from other sources would be then redundant, but the harsh reality of life is that in order to go forwards, one must usually, first go backwards – and in this case it’s going backwards financially. Some pretty heavy questions were thrown the way of the mayor, councillors and Ashburton District Council staff members yesterday, but they handled them well and answered them, at least so it seemed, to the best of their abilities. There’s no doubting that the job sitting in front of this current council is immense.

of 33 young men and boys. Ten years ago: Presidential candidate Barack Obama erased Hillary Rodham Clinton’s once-imposing lead among Democratic superdelegates as he added endorsements from Utah, Ohio, Arizona and the Virgin Islands. A tornado in Picher, Oklahoma, killed eight people. Five years ago: The Internal Revenue Service apologised for what it acknowledged was “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see

if they were violating their taxexempt status. One year ago: All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russia and the US election, President Donald Trump sought to advance prospects for cooperation between the former Cold War foes in Syria and elsewhere in a rare Oval Office meeting with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Today’s birthdays: Author Barbara Taylor Bradford is 85. Singer Donovan is 72. Singer-

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They have decisions to make that will impact this region for many years to come – stretching far longer than any of their political careers are likely to span. So, to have that pressure and also that knowledge must be a heavy task to shoulder, yet those who sit around the council table who were in attendance seemed engaged and excited by the prospect of what’s ahead. And, when you really sit down and look at it, what’s not to be excited about? An improvement to our roading structure is well overdue and there’s been enough conversation around about the second urban bridge to suggest that it is a serious priority for this district. With close to 500,000 visitors, the EA Networks Centre is

an integral part of our community and ensuring that we have clean, healthy water to drink is absolutely paramount and some might argue the most important proposal on the plan. But in order for these decisions to be made and in order for our region to grow and prosper a large gathering of opinion is required. And that falls down to you – the ratepayers. You need to have your say, you need to let your feelings and thoughts be known and you need to stand up and make sure you are counted. Monday is deadline day for submissions on the Long Term Plan so make sure by then you’ve had your say in the decisions that will pave the way for the future of this district.

songwriter Graham Gouldman (10cc) is 72. Actor Mike Hagerty is 64. Actress Victoria Rowell is 59. Rock singer Bono (U2) is 58. Rock musician Danny Carey (Tool) is 57. Actor Darryl M. Bell is 55. Playwright SuzanLori Parks is 55. Model Linda Evangelista is 53. Rapper Young MC is 51. Actor Erik Palladino is 50. Rock singer Richard Patrick (Filter) is 50. Actor Lenny Venito is 49. Actor Dallas Roberts is 48. Actress Leslie Stefanson is 47. Actor-singer Todd Lowe is 46. Country musician David Wallace

(Cole Deggs and the Lonesome) is 46. Actress Andrea Anders is 43. Race car driver Helio Castroneves is 43. Rock musician Jesse Vest is 41. Actor Kenan Thompson is 40. Rock musician Joey Zehr (The Click Five) is 35. Singer Ashley Poole (Dream) is 33. Actress Odette Annable is 33. Actress Lindsey Shaw is 29. Thought for today: “Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.” — Anna Freud, Austrian-born psychoanalyst (1895-1982).

TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Thursday, May 10, the 130th day of 2018. There are 235 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On May 10, 1968, the Night of the Barricades began in Paris’ Latin Quarter as tens of thousands of student protesters erected obstacles against riot police; in the pre-dawn hours of May 11, the police moved in, resulting in violent clashes that left hundreds of people injured. Preliminary peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam began in the French capital. On this date: In 1611, Sir Thomas Dale arrived in the Virginia Colony, where, as deputy governor, he instituted harsh measures to restore order. In 1775, Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Col. Benedict Arnold, captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, New York. In 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was named acting director of the Bureau of Investigation (later known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI). In 1933, the Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany. In 1940, during World War Two, German forces began invading the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and France. The same day, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned, and Winston Churchill formed a new government. In 1960, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton completed its submerged navigation of the globe. In 1978, Buckingham Palace announced that Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon were divorcing after 18 years of marriage. In 1994, Nelson Mandela took the oath of office in Pretoria to become South Africa’s first black president. The state of Illinois executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy, 52, for the murders


Thursday, May 10, 2018

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t’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before. An ornate wonderland of grandeur from a bygone age. A coliseum of opulent excess and it is located underground in a new hotel, beneath the heaving pavement of downtown Sydney. Above the strains of the worldclass jazz band entertaining an appreciative crowd in a packed room, we are informed this cathedral of hospitality, The Marble Bar, was dismantled piece by tiny intricate piece from a demolished city building, and painstaking reconstructed in the basement of the Hilton Hotel. It seems incredible, almost unbelievable. “Where can we hear more of this sort of music” we ask someone? “Head down to the Rocks, there’s a late night band down there and they’re really good,” comes the response. We pile into a cab and wind through busy fast-paced Sydney streets past hundreds of venues all hosting live music in all its myriad genres. There’s something for everyone in this town, – all tastes catered. But this is Sydney – and we’ve come for the jazz ! In no time at all we are outside the Rocks Push, an establishment in the Rocks area down by the shadows of the harbour bridge approach. Immediately the cab pulls up and doors open, we can hear the ebullient Dixieland sounds wafting out of the joint and as we head inside this blackened-out dimly lit club with its attractive hostesses in tight white tops, purveying steak meals and hard liquor to the discerning, we know we have discovered our “spiritual home”. The front’s off the piano, the horns are blowing up a storm, the joint is jumping, the party’s in full cry. Can you dig it? . . . Yes. I. Can! And this is just a tiny slice of Sydney’s, heaving thriving live entertainment scene. It’s in the hundreds of pubs, clubs and RSLs littered across the city’s vast expanse, from the CBD to the outer suburbs. But wait. This is 1979. It’s the first of probably around 50 trips across the ditch and as time will reveal, the party ain’t gonna last forever. Times change. Tastes change. Values change. Laws change and then there is that big mover of taste and fashions – generational change. Life evolves and so does this city. Nearly 40 years later, the live music has all but died. And to be fair not just in Sydney. The reason why that has happened is something I pondered constantly last weekend while

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“back in town”. The answer, I think, lies in a whole raft of factors. Licensing laws, noise by-laws, taste, the way we access entertainment in 2018. In 1979, there were no mobile phones and devices – now people wander the streets and they’re having the party in their own head, via their ear pieces. What we are listening to has changed and how we are accessing it and enjoying it has changed. Exponentially. The great unfortunate irony is that the conservatoriums and musical education establishments are turning out more incredibly talented musicians than ever. And with no venues or outlets for their craft. Like trains without tracks. It’s sad. In Sydney, venues, pubs and clubs have been closing constantly in recent years. A symptom of diminishing patronage, the modern licensing environment and in many cases, a play by developers to acquire longestablished premium locations for redevelopment into housing. It’s a cocktail of change. In the past three years, 70 Sydney hotels have closed. Just 18 new ones have opened. You get the picture. Some observers are wondering if the social decline in the way people gather and interact is a cause for concern. Many of these places were in essence, social clubs. There’s a concern about a more isolationist way of life and the cost that may have on mental health. Interesting thought. The Sydney of Yesterday is but

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Innovation and celebration at Darling Harbour. The star of the show big wheel has joined the 30th anniversary party. place like Ashburton and you see this happening, you almost grieve for it. It seems on many levels such a waste. But in a city that sparkles, shines and innovates like Sydney, the progress never sleeps. The Monorail, Entertainment Centre, Convention Centre, Darling Harbour Imax, Tumbalong Park and Power House Museum are all examples of hugely expensive capital works projects that have all been created in my adult lifetime, and have now gone or, in

As the decades pass and wherever I roam, I still call Australia (my second) home

a memory and the Sydney of Tomorrow is under construction. And to make way for it, giant impressive structures that have only gone up since I started going there, are being torn down to make way. Out with the old and in with the new. This city is the Mother of Invention. When you come from a small

the case of the much-loved and historically placed Power House Museum, will soon be relocated out in the west, to make way for developers and, you guessed it, more apartments. But as I surveyed the city skyline from my regular roost, outside the Waterfront Grill, stein in hand, a well-done ribeye with a red wine jus with thick cut chips and a side of steamed vegetables

(“Are you sure you want that steak well done Sir”?, “Yes please, I’m from Ashburton”); I watched the setting sun give way to the illumination of that exquisite Darling Harbour night vista as the star of the show giant ferris wheel gently revolved on this 30th anniversary of the opening of the stunning Darling Harbour development. Behind it, the lights of the towering city skyline reflected in the waters of the harbour basin and a new generation enjoyed a new incarnation of the many redeveloped assets of the area. I reminded myself to be receptive to the bigger picture, of new ideas and a fresh approach. To fondly remember what had gone in the context of that time, and to open my mind to new possibilities. You know, as long as they don’t ever pull down the Sydney Harbour Bridge and fill in the harbour, I think I’m up for it. As the decades pass and wherever I roam, I still call Australia (my second) home. Broadcaster Peter Mac is Ashburton born and bred and the afternoon host on the Hokonui Radio Network. The views expressed in this column are his and do not reflect the opinion of his employer or the Ashburton Guardian.

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Why deal was shot down The lobbying campaign to save the Iran nuclear agreement was intense and took months. British Prime Minister Theresa May raised the deal with President Donald Trump in more than a dozen phone calls. French President Emmanuel Macron pressed him on it during an elaborate state visit. So did German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a one-day work trip in April. And the Europeans made a Hail Mary pass Monday in the form of a White House visit by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. But for Trump, the decision to torpedo one of President Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievements had effectively been made last October, when he declared that Iran was not in compliance with the deal and called on European allies to negotiate better terms. The foundation was laid even earlier, in fact, as Trump declared the Iran accord one of the “worst” deals in US history at his campaign rallies – even mocking its architect, former secretary of state John Kerry, as weak for having fallen off his bicycle during a visit to Geneva for negotiations. For Trump’s longtime advisers, the only surprise in Tuesday’s announcement shredding the Iran deal was that it took the president 15 months to make. “The administration just said, ‘OK, we’ve been telling you all through the campaign and the last year and a half this is where we are, and guess what? This is where we are,”said former House speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally. This isn’t the first time Trump has had to decide whether to continue to waive sanctions against Iran. The first two times, his State Department – then led by Rex Tillerson – advocated waiving the sanctions to provide European allies time to address the United States’ concerns about the agreement and work on fixes. The second time, Trump, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, expressed scepticism but were persuaded by the secretary of state to give the Europeans more time. In the administration’s private talks, officials said, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis agreed with Tillerson to explore the possibility of a supplemental agreement that would extend the deal’s restrictions and curb Iran’s ballistic missile activity and nuclear fuel production. The president’s aides argued Tuesday that Trump gave US allies more than enough time to come up with terms he would find satisfactory, but many Europeans privately said that is disingenuous because the president has long said he intended to rip up the deal.

An apology – of sorts Taylor Swift posted what looked to be a very private note to social media this week. The white stationery with black writing was from her arch enemy Katy Perry, who the blonde Look What You Made Me Do singer has been feuding with for a staggering six years according to the Daily Mail. Swift – who is about to go on her Reputation tour – wrote “Thank you Katy” in red with pink hearts over the photo of the letter, and showed part of the writing. It looks like it said, “I’ve being doing some reflecting on our miscommunications and though feelings between us .... would to clear the air ... deeply sorry for.”

Donald Trump: This is the way I do things. “He didn’t get out of the deal until now because he gave repeated opportunities to try to fix the deal,” White House national security adviser John Bolton told reporters. “The president wanted to let all the efforts go forward, and he did, right up until just a few days before the May 12 deadline.” Unlike in October, Trump’s

from aggressively rehashing his earlier opposition, said the White House official who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter. In recent weeks, administration officials have been strategising over how to manage the economic fallout, including possible spikes in oil prices, and have prepared a num-

He didn’t get out of the deal until now because he gave repeated opportunities to try and fix the deal

Cabinet put up little resistance to a decision many viewed as a fait accompli, given the president’s March firing of two key Iran deal defenders: Tillerson and national security adviser H.R. McMaster. In their place, Trump installed two hawks and staunch critics of the Iran deal: Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Everyone’s on the same page now,” said one official, noting that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, whose department oversees economic sanctions, also shared the president’s instincts to withdraw, even though doing so was expected to have economic ramifications. Mattis, perhaps realising he was outnumbered after the ouster of Tillerson, refrained

ber of contingencies, a White House official said. Trump’s decision opens up a deep rift with US allies in Europe who for months have been locked in painstaking staff-level talks with their American counterparts, led by Brian Hook, director of policy planning at the State Department. The French, German, British and US delegations held monthly meetings in an effort to find common ground and avoid sparking a new conflict in the Middle East. On Tuesday, the leaders of the three European governments issued a joint statement saying they “regret” the American decision and vowed to continue to abide by the agreement. Trump’s decision to impose

sanctions on companies that do business with Iran, after a brief grace period, has set off a scramble in European capitals as they seek protection from punitive US measures. If European companies stop all commerce with Iran, experts fear that Tehran may conclude that the deal is of little value and resume developing its nuclear programme. Even as European leaders pressed Trump with these arguments, the president’s advisers reminded him over and over again of what he had promised as a candidate, according to another White House official. This is the same approach some advisers took with Trump last year when trying to urge him to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. “One of the most powerful persuasion tools that anybody could possibly have with Trump is to simply point out that you said you were going to do this during the campaign,” the White House official said. “I’ve seen it over and over again. He shrugs his shoulders and says, ‘I told everybody this is what I was going to do.’ “ Christopher Ruddy, a friend of the president, said the decision represented “classic Donald Trump negotiating tactics.” “He’s saying, ‘I don’t like the deal, I’m ripping it up, I’m starting anew and I’m going to fix things,” said Ruddy, chairman of Newsmax. “It’s a hardball tactic that he’s taking, but it’s in keeping with how he approaches things.” - PA

The Rock in the money Movie star salaries are shrinking – unless you’re Dwayne The Rock Johnson, that is. A report into the salaries commanded by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars found that many are taking home humbler pay cheques compared to the glory days. But as Hollywood belts tighten, there’s one crowd pleaser who remains unaffected. The Rock is such box-office gold, he has a million-dollar clause written into his latest contract that will make your eyes water. A cool $1 million of his $22m fee is a “social media fee”, payment for Johnson’s promotional posts spruiking the film across his social media channels.

Grimes, Musk an item Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is not the typical celebrity you’d see on the red carpet at the Met Gala in the Big Apple. The tech guru has been keeping everyone guessing about his love life after he ended his short-lived romance with Johnny Depp’s ex-girlfriend Amber Heard. But after much speculation, Musk has now gone public with his new lover at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He stepped out on the hottest red carpet in New York with Canadian musician, songwriter, record producer and visual artist Claire Boucher, aka Grimes.


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Super Fund chases light rail

An artist’s impression of light rail plans for Mount Roskill. PHOTO AUCKLAND TRANSPORT

necting the 55,000 households already located on the route with the city’s two-fastest growing employment centres – the city centre and the airport precinct. Tens of thousands more homes will be built along the route in the coming decades. The line will also provide a frequent and reliable public transport link for airline passengers.

The second light rail line will be a northwest line, running from the central city in parallel with the Northwest Motorway to Westgate and eventually to Kumeu. The northwestern line is also a commuter route, linking the central city to existing suburbs like Te Atatu and the fast-growing new suburbs of the outer northwest, including West Harbour and Hob-

sonville. In time the route will be extended to Kumeu and perhaps Waimauku. This line is expected to follow the route of the Northwest Motorway, in a similar way to the Northern Busway on the Northern Motorway. Both light rail lines should be in use well within the next 10 years. The Government had previously indicated that the city-to-Mangere line would get an early start but the timetable for the northwestern line was not clear. The Government and Auckland council listed both projects in their transport funding plan announced last month. The plan allocated $1.8 billion as “seed money” to these projects but their combined cost was estimated at around $6 billion. The balance seems unlikely to come from either Government or council. The tender process will be led by the NZ Transport Agency with support from Treasury and the Ministry of Transport. That effectively means the council’s transport arm, Auckland Transport,

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Wanaka business a supplier to royalty Next time the Queen breaks out the cheese and crackers for guests, there just might be a little bit of Central Otago to go with it. Wanaka maker-of-condiments Dawn Stewart had her Lilly’s High Country Pickle added to the hamper of New Zealand products delivered to the Queen by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last month. The little pickle jar contained nectarines and apricots from

Cromwell and was made by Mrs Stewart in her commercial kitchen in Anderson Road, Wanaka. She was notified her pickle was off to Buckingham Palace by the Auckland store asked to create a hamper of 10 New Zealand artisan foods. “My High Country Pickle was sitting right in the centre of the box,” Stewart said. She noted three of the products, including hers, contained ginger.

Stewart was this week in the middle of preparing fresh red peppers for freezing. She produces 29 different products and has been selling them wholesale to outlets around New Zealand for 10 years. Originally from South Otago, Stewart and her husband Graham have a long association with the food processing industry in Central Otago. - NZME

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Yesterday’s figures show actual total retail spending rose 0.8 per cent to $5.07 billion in April from the same month a year earlier. Card-holders across all industries made 139 million transactions in the month, down from 151 million in March. The average value of $49 was unchanged on the month and the year. - NZME

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the “unusual retail sales figures for April”. Dolan said the results may be affected by changes in consumer behaviour, payment methods, or the way the electronic card transactions were processed. “We will continue to explore the data with our suppliers to further understand these movements,” Dolan said. Consumables spending, which covers grocery and liquor retailing, fell 3.6 per cent in April. Spending on durables – which includes hardware, furniture and appliances – lifted 0.1 per cent in the month while hospitality fell 0.9 per cent. Apparel spending lifted 0.1 per cent on the month. Spending on vehicles rose 2.9 per cent while spending on fuel fell 2.9 per cent.


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Electronic card spending drops New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards was lower than expected in April as consumers spent less on groceries, liquor and fuel in what Statistics New Zealand described as unusual figures. Seasonally adjusted total retail spending on credit and debit cards fell 2.2 per cent in April after lifting 1.5 per cent in March, Stats NZ said. Economists had expected the number to be flat, according to a Bloomberg poll. Core retail spending, excluding fuel and vehicles, fell 2.3 per cent after lifting 2 per cent in the previous month. “The fall in retail card spending is unusually large. It was driven by a drop in sales of groceries and liquor, as well as an unexpected dip in fuel,” Stats NZ business performance senior manager Peter Dolan said. “The drop in fuel sales was unexpected because petrol prices rose as much as 9 cents a litre during the April month.” Stats NZ said it looked closely at

will not have a significant role in developing the lines. The revelation that the Super Fund is interested in the project is a big surprise. The ministers said the fund’s approach to the Government was unsolicited. The Super Fund proposes to put together a consortium of overseas pension funds, to take on all aspects of the project. It would raise the money and then take charge of construction and operation. The lines would be owned by the Super Fund. The NZ Super Fund is a sovereign wealth fund owned by the Crown. Its purpose is to accumulate funds that will be used to help pay for National Superannuation. The fund has had a very strong investment record in recent years, with average annual returns (after costs and before tax) of 15 per cent. At March this year the fund’s value stood at $37.91 billion. The NZ Super Fund is an active investor in the New Zealand market, although not in the infrastructure sector. - NZME


The Government will build two light rail lines in Auckland – and the Super Fund wants to own them. Work is about to start in Auckland on two light rail lines, not one – and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund wants to build, own and operate both of them. Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Finance Minister Grant Robertson made the surprise announcement yesterday. The ministers said Cabinet has agreed that work should start on both lines straight away, with an open tender process for the funding, construction and operation of the lines. One light rail line will run from the central city to Mangere and the airport. The City to Mangere light rail line will run from Wynyard Quarter, up Queen Street, across to Dominion Road and down to Mt Roskill, then to Onehunga and across the Manukau harbour to Mangere, on through the industrial airport zone to a terminal at the airport. It will be a commuter line con-

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Call for brand integrity

Pollution measures no surprise

New Zealand dairy farmers have a great opportunity to market the best milk and its origins to the world, according to Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor. Speaking at the DairyNZ Farmers’ Forum earlier this week at Mystery Creek in Hamilton, O’Connor said that New Zealand’s dairy sector could benefit by promoting its onfarm production systems internationally. “Every part of our production system has to be up to standard, if we say we are the best then we have to be able to prove it,” he said. “So we have to redefine what we do and inspire everyone to understand the potential of the world’s finest food production system. “The government knows how important the primary sector, and in particular dairy, is to the economy. It’s our single biggest earner, alongside tourism. “We have to back our production with brand integrity – which is why sustainability, animal welfare, climate change and other issues are so important, that’s why we are talking about it. “My vision is that we produce the finest food and protein for the world’s most discern-

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E Climate Change Minister James Shaw spoke about New Zealand’s emissions target at this week’s DairyNZ Farmers’ Forum. PHOTO SUPPLIED ing customers, because those customers will have to be able to pay a little bit more for the food that takes a little more to produce, because we are going to run the best systems in the world.” Minister for Climate Change

James Shaw also spoke at the forum, discussing New Zealand’s emissions profile and reaching a zero carbon emissions target by 2050. “We are committed to being part of a net zero emissions and it is not down to one sector

– it is going to take all of us to achieve it,” Shaw said. The DairyNZ Farmers’ Forum is a biennial event that brings together political and economic views, and discusses sustainable farming, future food and farm practices.

Canterbury dairy herd bucks trend The number of dairy cattle in Canterbury is continuing to rise, bucking a national trend of stable figures, according to figures released this week by Stats NZ. The 2017 Agricultural Production Census showed that although the total dairy cattle count dipped 1 per cent, from 6.62 million in June 2016 to 6.53 million in June 2017, in Canterbury, dairy cattle numbers increased 3 per cent over the same period, from 1.27 million in 2016 to 1.31 million in 2017. “The national dairy cattle total has stabilised since 2012; however, we’ve seen Canterbury numbers rise 9 per cent over the same period,” agricultural production statistics manager Stuart Pitts said. The data also showed that the total amount of land irrigated for farming is increasing, with 747,000 hectares of farmland irrigated in 2017, up 7 per cent from 700,000 hectares in 2014. Canterbury is the main area for irrigated land, accounting for 478,000 hectares in 2017, up 12 per cent from 429,000 hectares in 2014. The amount of wheat and barley harvested in Canterbury dropped 19 per cent (14,000 hectares) from 2016 to 2017. Beef cattle numbers are rising after a decade of decline. The total number of beef cattle increased 2 per cent from 3.53 million in 2016 to 3.62 million in 2017. The national sheep flock showed little change between 2016 and 2017, easing from 27.58 million to 27.53 million.

nvironment Minister David Parker’s comments at the weekend about new measures to tackle pollution in rural waterways should come as no surprise to farmers. That’s because during last year’s election campaign Parker quite clearly signalled that, should Labour come to power, he could make fresh water a priority. The positive news for farmers is that the most likely approach to this will be one that seeks to address the outputs of farming-related activities, such as nutrient leaching into waterways, rather than the more heavy handed approach of setting limits on inputs, such as a cap on stock numbers or the amount of fertiliser than can be used. Mid Canterbury farmers, on the whole known for their ability to be innovative and adapt when necessary, should be getting used to this type of output-related approach, given that it’s the backbone of the one being followed by ECan through its farm environment plans. Although there’s still work to be done, most farmers in this part of the country have already made strides in this area. They know farming methods of the past could not continue unchanged into the future and most have made progress in adapting to the new reality – while at the same time also seeing financial as well as environmental benefits further down the track. What is a concern is the lack of detail coming from the minister about what form these new measures might take. Sure he’s said new nutrient levels will be included in a revamped National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management – but that’s all the information we have to go on at this stage. Will they be close to the amounts ECan is pursuing or will they go to another level? Only time will tell, which will be concerning for some who work the land. There’s enough uncertainty in farming as it is without legislators throwing a few more into the mix, especially for dairy farmers who may have leveraged themselves to the limit in the hope of good times around the corner. What we do know is that more science is needed to help farmers achieve present and future compliance goals, and surely more investment needs to be made in this area if we are going to make concrete progress. What I did find disturbing in Parker’s comments was he admitted that proper economic analysis of the potential impacts of the process on farmers had not been done. Surely, that should be up there as a priority, along with studies into the state of rural waterways. One needs to go hand-in-hand with the other. Colin Williscroft is the Ashburton Guardian’s rural reporter


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High quality in winter feed comp BY COLIN WILLISCROFT


Entries were down but the quality was high in this year’s Ashburton A&P Association winter feed competition. Convenor David Bennett said this year’s event attracted 39 entries, which was fewer than previous years. He said that came as no surprise due to current uncertainty in the dairy industry caused by mycoplasma bovis. However, the quality of the crops he had seen on entrants’ farms on Monday and Tuesday was very good. “There’s been good rainfall this autumn, which has taken the pressure off irrigation.” Farmers had been getting better at growing fodder beet during the 20 or so years the competition had been running, Bennett said, adding that the event was a good way for farmers to learn a few tricks from their peers about growing different winter crops. “You can learn so much during these days. People don’t mind answering questions.” Association president David Butterick, who won the competition’s Judges Choice Crop A&P Winter Feed Cup, said winter feed crops were a big business in Mid Canterbury, both for wintering cows off dairy platforms and for store lambs. He said growing winter crops gave arable farmers another avenue of income. The overall winner of the Ravensdown Trophy was Mike Askin, while Kevin Jackson was runner-up. Winners from the Ashburton competition will go up against the winners from similar events held by the Mayfield and Methven A&P associations in a district final, to be held later this month. The Mayfield competition is being held today, while the Methven event is being held on Monday and Tuesday next week.

Taking a sample of Raider perennial ryegrass from David Butterick’s Lauriston farm as part of the Ashburton A&P Association winter feed competition are (from left) Phil Lovett, John Lamb and Victor Schikker. PHOTO COLIN WILLISCROFT 080518-CW-007


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Catching up at the car rally Jill Chamberlain, Cate Wraight and Bill Wraight caught up at the Ashburton Plains Rotary Club car rally at the weekend. An array of motoring events at the weekend marked the start of Ashburton’s annual Wheels Week Plus.

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Club news Thursday, May 10, 2018

Age Concern Ashburton Age Concern was pleased with the success of the Confident Driving Course held on April 20. With Yvonne Palmer from Christchurch facilitating and Senior Sergeant Phil Dean presenting for the Police, attendees were given a wealth of information on updates to traffic regulations and tips for planning safe journeys. Yvonne has a further course organised for Friday July 13. All enquiries and registration to the Age Concern Ashburton Office 3086817. 50+ for this autumn is underway with Rosa Bennett – a 7 week programme of fellowship, a cuppa and scones, as well as a topical speaker. All are welcome at the Seniors Centre, 206 Cameron Street, 9.30am on Fridays. Dianne Moss continues to coordinate the Steady as You Go classes for prevention of falls – Hospital Visiting for out of town patients is an ongoing service, with Raylene Phillips organising the roster of volunteers. Our Courtesy Drivers are always in demand – remember that, if possible, 48 hours notice for requesting a driver is appreciated. Age Concern’s 206 Club, with Director of Day Services, Adair Pethig continues to offer companionship and stimulating activities 3 days a week. Wednesday mornings Hip Hop for seniors, the Thursday morning Ladies Exercise Class with Frank Connolly, Total Mobility Assessment and Advocacy are ongoing services, all available from Age Concern’s Office 3086817. North A62 8543 West KJ8












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Ashburton Bridge Club Choosing the passive lead. After East, the dealer, has opened 1 Heart, whatever bidding system East/West are playing, they should find the excellent contract of 6 No Trumps with West the declarer, needing 12 tricks. Now, North, on lead, has 3 4 card suits and must choose which one. The choice of a Heart gives West the least assistance – either a Spade or a Diamond immediately sets up an easy trick for declarer; even the singleton Club, a most unlikely lead against a No Trump contract, gifts an easy trick. The passive Heart lead gives declarer the problem of not losing 2 Diamond tricks – the loss to the Diamond Ace is unavoidable, but what about the Diamond J? and if he tries the Spades from his own hand, he will set up a Spade trick in the North hand. The one play North must avoid is the Diamond A on the first lead of Diamonds from the West hand – a different scenario if they are led from dummy. The other side of the coin is, should declarer have been able to establish the Club position while still having the Club 10, as well as either the A or Q in his hand, with the Club K gone from dummy, then the finesse against the Club J will be successful, and give the 12th trick without any of the other challenges to deal with.

Ashburton Golf Club We had a couple of shocks in the Watson Cup first round last weekend. The Stoddart boys, Ryan and Dylan, put Hamish and Arkright away, and now look like quite a good bet for the cup. Chris and Sa didn’t have to get out of second gear to dispose of Gaby and Paddy. Other good wins were Phil Kerr and Jamie Stone who now lock horns with the evergreen Buffalo Bill and Jeff Williamson. Terry Molloy and Robert Pawsey had a strong win and now take on Royce Jamieson and Brian Fauth. Chris and Sa should be put under a lot more pressure by the strong pairing of Tony Bennett

and Gavin Johnston, and in the final game the Stoddart boys will fight it out with Ken and Lefty. Now I know you’re as shocked as me that these two are still in the mix, but Ken did play the game of his life, to not only overcome Hoppy and Ian, but also his own partner trying to sabotage his good round by playing Ken’s ball. Can Ken rise to the challenge again? Will his partner help out this time? Well I did see a black cat licking a four leaf clover off a rabbit’s foot under a blue moon last night, so who knows. There are also 4 games being played for the Newton Trophy, we will go into more details of the semi-finalists next week. On another note we had a vast improvement in the Patterson pennants result last Sunday. Now maths was never my thing, but I have been told it was a 500 per cent increase in points since the first round. Maybe that’s just politician speak for putting a good spin on a 12 to 5 loss. We won’t name names, just to say we had one lucky win, one good fight to turn a loss into a draw, one turned a good win into a draw, one tight loss, one was kicked up hill and down dale and one turned a cruising 5 up into a nose dive loss. You can ask at the club, who did what. I think it is safe to say the two boys waiting in reserve will be brought back in for the next game. Finally, well done to the ladies Kerr Cup team, a very creditable third place on a very damp and long Levels course, well done Wendy, Shazza, Mary Lou and Heather. See you all round the course good golfing.

Cavendish Club Last week we had a very interesting and happy afternoon at Cavendish Club, when we invited husbands and friends to join us to hear Peter McQuarters speak to us about his amazing life in radio and media. What a man … he could turn his hand to anything in that field!! We were fascinated by what he could do, and not be there!!! He also spoke to us about his involvement and enthusiasm in the restoration of “Eyesite” in Ashburton. Peter We all hope these excellent McQuarters ideas will eventuate in the not too distant future, to make our town a more serviced and friendly place, for tourists to find their way about our wonderful district. Peter was thanked by our Patron, Betty Roberts and afternoon tea concluded a most enjoyable and informative afternoon.

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The questions were wide ranging and included who are the Black Sticks?, which of your fingernails grows the fastest? How do you spell antirrhinum? And what is the only mammal that cannot jump? 51/60 was the highest score.

Travel Circle Gail Benseman talked about cruising in Fiordland with Affinity Travel for a 10 day trip. Doubtful Sound, Resolution Island and Dusky Sound some of the places they visited. Out in the open sea for a while with 3 metre waves. Learnt about Captain Cook in Dusky Sound and how they lived harmoniously with the Maoris already there. Only 6 people on small boat and lucky didn’t have to share cabin very remote part of New Zealand, saw seals, dolphins and sharks. Caught and ate Blue Cod on board. Walked to light house where 3-4 families once lived before it became automated very wind swept wonderful scenery and lots of waterfalls. Flown out by helicopter so had a fantastic experience.

Drama Circle The first time this year the Drama Circle entertained members of our club with two humorous sketches and readings. The first sketch entitled “Mary Calls the cattle home” acted by Jean and Rona. This was the painting on the wall that the customer wanted, after much discussion and persuasion to look at others the price was agreed upon and the painting purchased. The other sketch entitled “Grans new lawn mower” acted by Judith, Janet and Lyn. Grans old mower had seen its day so time for a new one. Dad went off to purchase a mower and came home with the local pubs Billy Goat. Gran was so annoyed she took the bow & arrow from son and aimed not at the goat but - guess who. Both these sketches were well read and acted so members had lots of laughs. Before afternoon tea Jean and Betty read several readings as Jean has a good supply of books.

MSA Golf Section On May 8 the MSA Golf Section held its AGM, twenty people being present including 2 members from main committee. A big thanks goes out to the Mitchells for all their help over the years on the committee and their endless work behind the scenes and also to Joan Undy and welcome on board Marilyn Bennett.

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Twenty six members took part in a quiz presented by Jennifer and Jean. 60 questions tested member’s general knowledge and their memories and caused quite a degree of hilarity.

Last week the senior members of Coronation chose as their training option to have a session on the “Shooters Computer Aided Training Tool” SCATT for short. This was a first for many of the shooters and

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proved to be quite a novelty. It was not such a pleasant novelty when the report cards were handed out on Monday night. Nothing eludes the camera and everything is recorded. The analysis is complete and recommendations made. Let’s hope that the expected improvements eventuate. On Monday night the senior members of Coronation visited the Mount Somers Club for a friendly match. The result was unimportant and a very pleasant evening was enjoyed by all. It came as a rude awakening for some to realise that not all ranges are the same and that conditions vary and shooters must be prepared to adapt. Michaela Smith narrowly edged Stephen Millichamp for the top score of the evening. The Coronation Captain, Nina McKenzie, congratulated the home team on the obvious effort they were making and the success in encouraging new younger members. Thank you to the Mount Somers members. The Phoenix club is making great strides in the development of new shooters following on from the successful Open Day. Four new members were transitioned from shooting with a rest to shooting from the sling which makes it twelve to make this leap forward in just a few weeks. Personal bests were recorded by Lexus Ryan, John Skevington, Mitchell Taylor and Leigh Lyttle. This last amuses me as I can remember Leigh as a nationally ranked junior of some years back. I would consider that a personal best for her will need to start with 100. It would be remiss of me if I did not acknowledge the huge effort being put into the development of these new shooters by the entire coaching team. Well done team.

Wakanui WI To celebrate their 85th Birthday 12 Wakanui WI members met at the Stables Restaurant for a delightful lunch followed by the April meeting. Business was kept to a bare minimum but Remits for the upcoming NZFWI Conference in Lower Hutt were discussed and guidance given for our delegate, Jeanette Cuthbertson to vote. A special presentation of flowers and a certificate was made to member Ann Cairns to celebrate 60 years of membership. Next meeting will be 23rd May at the Sinclair Centre.

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In brief West Brom relegated West Bromwich Albion have been relegated from the Premier League. Southampton’s 1-0 victory over Swansea City ended the Midlands club’s eight-year stay in the top flight. West Brom have been rejuvenated in recent weeks, winning three games in an unbeaten five-match run, but their revival came too late in the campaign. Southampton’s win moved them onto 36 points, leaving West Brom five points adrift of the safety zone with one match to play. - NZME

Kiwis in top three Sam Meech continues to lead the Laser European championships in La Rochelle but he very nearly missed the start of racing on the second day. The 27-year-old continued his perfect start to the regatta, adding two more race wins to the two he collected on the first day, to lead on countback over Australian Matthew Wearn. Andrew McKenzie also continued his good early form, adding an eighth and first to be third overall, and Susannah Pyatt is the best placed of the Kiwis in the Laser Radial in 20th. - NZME

Big decision for Nyika

Last year’s finalists Methven A and Celtic A will meet tonight in Mid Canterbury’s premier netball competition. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN


Crucial round on the court By Erin TaskEr

Just who will be on the move after the first round of Mid Canterbury Netball’s ACL premier one and premier two competitions will start to become a whole lot clearer tonight. With automatic promotion/ relegation just two rounds away, two key clashes in the top two grades at the EA Networks Centre tonight will have a big impact on who goes up, and who goes down. In the top premier one grade, there’s two teams left who are yet to win a game, and tonight those two teams are set to go head-tohead.

Ashburton College A and Southern A are both in danger of failing to make the cut. They’ll play in the 7.30pm slot tonight and it’s likely to be a cracker match, with both teams set to put their best foot forward in an attempt to keep themselves in the top grade. Ashburton College A head into the match with their confidence well on the rise, after pushing last year’s premier runners-up Methven A right to the limit last week. Methven just scraped in with a two-goal win, 29-27, but Ashburton College A picked up what could be a vital bonus point for finishing within three goals.

Southern A on the other hand head into the match off the back of a 33-22 loss to Hampstead A, and they will need some of their more experienced players to step up to the mark against the youthful college side tonight if they want to keep their position in the top grade. At the other end of the spectrum in premier one, defending champions Celtic A have been going from strength to strength, but they face potentially their biggest challenge of the opening round tonight. They’ll take on Methven A in what is a repeat of last year’s premier one final, in the 7.30pm round.

United A and Hampstead A will play in the other premier one match tonight, at 6.30pm. In premier two, new club Mt Somers has made a perfect start to the competition, yet to lose a game. But tonight they face their sternest ask yet in the form of the also unbeaten Celtic B, with the winner likely to be the team that gets promoted. In other premier two action tonight, Rakaia A will look to keep building after winning their first game of the season last week, when they take on Ashburton College B. In the other game, Southern B will take on Celtic C.

David Nyika has been invited to train with Joseph Parker in Las Vegas as he weighs up whether to turn professional. The double Commonwealth Games champion is in a holding pattern, waiting to see if boxing remains part of the Olympic programme for the Tokyo Games. Nyika said training under Kevin Barry is too good an opportunity to turn down. “They’ve got a wicked stable in Vegas with Olympic heavyweight champions and what not. So it will be a great opportunity to be in that environment. Make the most of the international experience.” - NZME

Clash of cousins Two Whanganui cousins have taken quite different paths to make up the main event at The Come Up boxing extravaganza on Saturday night. Andre Taylor and Ren Tapa are a pair of first timers in the ring as most are on the undercard on Emily Kara’s fight night. Taylor has recently returned home to Whanganui from negotiating business deals in China. - NZME

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Ioane ‘will be a 12’

By GreGor Paul The return of Sonny Bill Williams after a seven week lay-off due to a broken wrist instantly makes the Blues a better team. Not necessarily for what he brings – although his rigid, aggressive defence and ability to offload in the congested midfield will help – but because his presence has shelved for now the experiment of using Rieko Ioane at second-five. Using Ioane at No. 12 as the Blues have done for much of this year hasn’t quite been in the disastrous experimental category of the Chiefs using Sione Lauaki as their captain in 2011, but nor has it provided much, if any, definitive evidence that it has been a selection masterstroke. Each time Ioane has played at second-five it has been impossible not to wonder how different the outcome would have been had Ioane been cantering into acres of space rather than smashing into bodies on the gainline. There will be no need to imagine this tomorrow as Williams’ return has paved the way for Ioane to play on the right wing against the Hurricanes and give the emerging Ben Lam the toughest test of his blossoming career. The 21-year-old Ioane played most of his age-grade football at centre, but has predominantly been used on the wing since he broke into the Blues in 2016. And it was on the wing where he was used to such devastating effect by the All Blacks last year. Ioane finished the season as World Rugby’s breakthrough player of the year having taken possession of the All Blacks No. 11 jersey where he showed an extraordinary ability to beat players with a combination of pace, agility and power. He’s thought to be the quickest player in the country and the All Blacks will use him as a wing for the foreseeable future. They like him in that role where he can relentlessly attack and pop up where he feels like. But Blues coach Tana Umaga is convinced that Ioane’s long term future lies in the No 12 jersey. Umaga, who seamlessly transitioned from wing to centre to second-five in his playing career, believes Ioane is equipped to jump between the three roles in much the same way, but will end up at No. 12.

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In brief Big punt on the Canes It’s not exactly betting the house but one punter is at least putting a house deposit on the Hurricanes to beat the Blues on Saturday night. According to the TAB, a punter has put $100,000 on the Hurricanes to win at Eden Park. The odds are set at $1.23, meaning the punter would take home $23,000. The Blues are $4 outsiders for the game. It’s almost a year since the Blues won at Eden Park, last tasting a home victory against the Cheetahs last year. - NZME

Prop signs dotted line All Blacks prop Ofa Tuungafasi will play for the Blues and New Zealand Rugby until the end of 2021. Tuungafasi, who has played 14 times for the All Blacks and 63 times for the Blues, has re-signed with his Super Rugby club and the national body for a further three years. He has also re-signed with his Auckland Mitre 10 Cup province. The 26-year-old, who made his Super Rugby debut in 2013 and All Blacks test debut in 2016, said he had no hesitation in remaining with New Zealand Rugby and with his Blues club. - NZME

Player numbers down The Otago Rugby Football Union says all clubs are working hard to maintain players and volunteers. But decreasing player numbers is a national trend and there is no silver bullet to halt the decline. Twentyfive teams have been lost to the game in the past 20 years in the Dunedin metropolitan competition. Otago Rugby Football Union general manager Richard Kinley said New Zealand Rugby was fully aware of the issue and was working hard to come up with solutions. - NZME Coach Tana Umaga is adamant that mid-field is Rieko Ioane’s best position. “I think his future is as a midfielder,” says Umaga. “I think he has the capabilities to be a very good 12 … one of the best. “I see some of the traits – we also have Sonny Bill here who he is learning from – in terms of he’s got the confidence and rugby nous. “He’s very good communicator and defender and his distribution skills are coming along. “If you think of our other 12s that have done well for us, Sonny and Ma’a [Nonu] they were renowned as runners first. “But then they become threats all over the place. I am not saying he’s the finished article but he’s got a big future there.”

As such Umaga’s been willing, through the Blues’ recent injury crises, to show his conviction and frequently select Ioane at No. 12. But while Umaga may be right about Ioane’s longer term future, there should now be a realisation that for the remainder of this campaign, the Blues need the youngster on the wing where he can play the role of finisher rather than basher. Right now the Blues need others to be working Ioane into space, not Ioane working others into space. They need him free, unrestricted and playing on the wider reaches of the field rather than in the heavy traffic.

Ioane being as gifted as he is, has made a reasonable fist of things at second-five. But that’s the hallmark of hugely talented players with broad skill sets – they can be thrown almost any jersey and make a high impact contribution. Beauden Barrett could probably play at centre or wing almost as well as he does at first-five and fullback, while the same is true of the likes of Ben Smith and before he retired, Brian O’Driscoll. Ioane has shown that yes he can play the role of straight-running midfielder, but everyone is going to be a lot happier seeing him return to the more natural place of free-spirited wing. - NZME

DRAWS ■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club May 12 Ladies Division L. G. U. – Champ qual. Report 8.30am, Convenor S Bradford 0211590983, B Fechney 0211305366. May 15 L. G. U. Rnd 1 mildred Doak - champ qual. Report 9am, Starters L Small 0276319080, M Walker 0272030939. May 17 Rnd 3 Sue Bunt trophy – stroke. Rnd 3 Jean Drummond trophy – putting. Report 9.30am, Convenor W Smith 3089201, E Langford 3081559. Club captain Sally Lemon 0274054910.

Carter considered a kicking career in the NFL All Black great Dan Carter has revealed just how close he came to pursuing a career in the NFL after the World Cup in 2015. In an exclusive interview with, the 36-year-old first-five admitted to holding talks with the New England Patriots about joining the Boston-based club as a kicker before deciding on Racing 92 in France.

“I got the opportunity to go to Boston and see the Patriots facilities, I thought I was just having a tour of their facilities . . . but I arrived there and two of their scouts came out straight away and said ‘right, let’s go onto the pitch and have a kick’,” Carter said. “I was like, what’s going on here? “They’d obviously done some research ... they just wanted to see

if I could kick a ball or not. They’d obviously seen some Youtube clips or something – that I could kick a ball.” Carter, who quit international rugby after guiding the All Blacks to a third World Cup, had been quietly battling a knee injury at the time, and was unable to take part in the impromptu trial. “I had to decline the offer to go

have a kick but they said ‘Mr Kraft [US businessman and Patriots owner Robert Kraft] wants to have a few words with you’. “He [Kraft] was straight to it and asked ‘how long have you wanted to play in NFL? What are you going to bring to the team?’ and I thought, ‘woah, this is quite fullon’. “Then he goes, ‘cool, the scout-

ing team want to have a chat with you to work out how it will work to bring someone like yourself into trials’. “It was a real eye-opener, absolutely I learned a lot about kicking and things.” Carter is set to join Kobe Steelers in Japan after this weekend’s European Champions Cup final against Leinster in Bilbao. - NZME

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Sprinter ready to resume Genuine galloper Perfect Harmonee has done enough groundwork to be competitive when he resumes at Woodville today. The five-year-old will return to action after a five-month break in The Hanley Formula Autumn Sprint Championship Qualifier with trainers Evan and JJ Rayner resisting the urge to engage an apprentice. Understandably, they are reluctant to break a proven combination with Perfect Harmonee to be ridden by Lisa Allpress. She has been aboard the son of


Nadeem on nine occasions for all four of the gelding’s wins, including two at Woodville, as well as two runner-up finishes. “He’s ready to go and has won two jump-outs, it’s the best he’s looked,” JJ Rayner said. “He has to carry the weight, but Lisa likes him and she obviously rides him very well.” Perfect Harmonee is a proven onpace performer and it will be more of the same on his return. “He doesn’t have to lead, but he’ll probably want to being fresh,” Rayner said.

“He’s ready to rock and roll.” As long as Perfect Harmonee runs up to expectations, he is likely to head to Trentham on May 26 for the Hanley Formula Autumn Sprint Championship Final (1200m). “It’s a $50,000 race, but he’d have to go well and get a few more points,” Rayner said. Meanwhile, stablemate Regal Winks will have a gear addition when she runs at New Plymouth on Saturday following a last-start sixth. “She’ll be up to 1800m and I don’t think that will worry her.” - NZME

Delishka USA-bound One of New Zealand’s best mares has been sold and will do her future racing in North America. Trainer Brad Mowbray confirmed on Tuesday that he and his partners in Delishka, Group 1-placed in Sydney’s Ladyship Mile in February, have agreed to sell her to American buyers. “We weren’t intending on selling and this sort of came out of the blue,” he said. “The offer was so good it had to be seriously looked at and we are quite happy with the deal.” The four-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight already has a 1.51.1 career mark after her Australian sojourn over the summer and the Mowbrays had plans to breed from her. - HRNZ

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Forbury Park Trotting Club Inc Venue: Forbury Park Meeting Date: 10 May 2018 NZ Meeting number: 7 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 4.36 JUST ESSENCE CATERING HANDICAP TROT $9000, r59 to r79 discrhcp trot, stand, 2700m 1 0006x Feather Boyz (1) fr ........................ B Barclay 2 84532 Ace Commander (1) 10.................... D Dunn 3 42622 Spotlight The Valley (2) 10 ............B Orange 4 45667 Grey Power (1) 20 ......................R McIlwrick 5 31023 Trouble Giero (2) 20 ...................M Lewis (J) 6 0P0Px Heard The Whisper (U1) 20 ..G Crawford (J) 2 5.03pm FORBURY PARK SPORTS BAR MOBILE PACE $6500, non-winners 3yo+ mr40 to mr44, 2200m 1 30008 Dreaminsover (1) fr ................ J Morrison (J) 2 89079 Pete’s Dash (2) fr ...................... H Clarke (J) 3 74986 Gear Change (3) fr ........................... D Dunn 4 0057x Evangeline Franco (4) fr ................B Orange 5 38589 Bullys Princess (5) fr ..................R McIlwrick 6 86488 Hans Ideal (6) fr .........................C Ferguson 7 00967 Jamies Bad Boy (7) fr....................C Buchan 8 39052 Capital Plan (8) fr .................... L McCormick

9 69300 Fleur Galleon (21) fr ................ M Williamson 10 60677 Shindal (22) fr ...........................M Hurrell (J) 3 5.28 FORBURY PARK BAR & BISTRO PACE $6500, non-winners 3yo+ pace, stand, 2200m 1 Px Miss Brown (1) fr ...........................B Orange 2 0 B Mac C (2) fr..................................J W Cox 3 09056 Chaaat (3) fr ............................ L McCormick 4 Rockin Rod (4) fr ..................... M Williamson 5 20205 Dodgethebullet (5) fr ........................ D Dunn 6 66776 Bring Back Buck (6) fr ...............M Hurrell (J) 7 Clifton Flutter (7) fr .................... L McKay (J) 8 45485 Chain Reaction (8) fr ...................T McMillan 9 8 Ivana Legacy (9) fr ......................B McLellan 10 60976 Afro Dizzy Yak (U1) fr .................... B Barclay 4 5.53pm PICK 6 STARTS NOW TROT $7000, r40 to r55 trot, stand, 2700m 1 31x00 Svelt (1) fr....................................... K Franks 2 86655 Bono Hest (2) fr............................. K Butt (J) 3 04275 Sea Rover (3) fr...................... J Morrison (J) 4 0x951 Madison Jane (4) fr ................... C Purvis (J) 5 55537 Armori (5) fr.................................... G McLay 6 0P981 Glendhu Gem (6) fr ....................R McIlwrick

5 47097 Annie Fitz (5) fr ......................... C Purvis (J) 6 05530 Beaudiene Gambler (6) fr ...........D Reardon 7 93730 El Dinero (7) fr............................C Ferguson 8 30058 Port Hanover (8) fr .................. M Williamson 9 34700 Alexy (21) fr ...............................D O’Connell 7 7.08 DUNEDIN CITY MOTORS MOBILE PACE $6500, non-winners 3yo+ mr45 to mr50 mobile, 2200m 1 736 Bound To Be Bettor (1) fr .........B Williamson 2 008 Dolce Denario (2) fr................. M Williamson 3 6790 Vigoroso (3) fr .................................J W Cox 4 90820 Gotta Be Downtown (4) fr..............B Orange 5 8x407 Galleons Pleasure (5) fr ................ B Barclay 6 60 Just Another Legend (6) fr ............... D Dunn 7 09 Nui May Tau fr .............................. Scratched 8 Southin Excuse fr ......................... Scratched 9 6x550 Better Galleon (21) fr ...........S Tomlinson (J) 10 50654 Trompeur (22) fr .........................R McIlwrick 11 93200 Coolhand Easton (23) fr ............M Hurrell (J) 8 7.34pm BRING BACK MARTY BANKS MBL PACE $8000, 3yo+ r46 to r51 mob. pace, 2200m 1 01200 Reddington (1) fr .............................J W Cox 2 87905 Kotare Elite (2) fr ..................... M Williamson

3 35990 Essence Of Easton (3) fr............R McIlwrick 4 52433 Rozzano (4) fr ......................S Tomlinson (J) 5 83275 Pay Me The Change (5) fr ............. B Barclay 6 97768 Aveross Ferrari (6) fr ..................M Lewis (J) 7 00170 Jakira (7) fr ....................................... D Dunn 8 81480 No More Change (8) fr ...............C Ferguson 9 53178 Carlo Gambino (21) fr .................B McLellan 9 7.59pm NEXT RACE MEETING 31 MAY MBL PACE $9000, 2yo+ r53 to r65, r66 to r70 with cond. 2200m 1 84930 Bettor B Ready (1) fr ..................... B Barclay 2 P7137 Dying To See You (2) fr............ M Williamson 3 3031x James Butt (3) fr ............................K Larsen 4 09476 Mr Midnight (4) fr........................M Lewis (J) 5 71916 Glenisthebettor (5) fr ..................... K Butt (J) 6 70603 Sagwitch (6) fr ..........................B Williamson 7 08065 Delightful Dash (7) fr .....................B Orange 8 40802 Four Starzzz Shiraz (8) fr C Purvis (J, .....Cl) 9 8690x Machie Mach (21) fr ......................... D Dunn 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

6 He No Opilio (1) 58.5 7 x3689 In Segreto (7) 58.5 ............... T Johnson (a2) 8 7. Makoura Lodge (6) 58.5 .........J Fawcett (a2) 9 00 Smiling Proud (5) 58.5 ....................J Riddell 10 0 The Puketapu Lad (11) 58.5 .........M Tanaka 11 x2422 Lodi b (8) 56.5 ...............................L Allpress 12 335x0 Miss Hoi Polloi (2) 56.5 ............... R Hannam 13 5990x Porotene Mhia (3) 56.5 6 3.04pm THE HANLEY FORMULA AUTUMN SPRINT C’SHIP QUALY $11,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1200m 1 4243x Perfect Harmonee tdm (7) 59.5.....L Allpress 2 20579 Thien Ly d (4) 57.5 ..........................J Riddell 3 49891 Casaquinman dh (9) 57 ..................D Turner 4 3110x Jump For Joy tdmh (5) 56.5 . S MacNab (a2) 5 3051x Ram Sam Sam dm (1) 56 .... T Johnson (a2) 6 140x2 Tiffany’s Time 54.5 ....................... Scratched 7 2418x Gladstone Belle d (8) 54 ...................L Hemi 8 60516 Starossa dm (3) 54 ................J Fawcett (a2) 5 2.27 ALLEN BRADLEY MEMORIAL MAIDEN $10,000, 9 8753x That’s Funny tdm (10) 54 ............ R Hannam 10 16146 Miss Oahu td (6) 54 ......................M Tanaka MAIDEN, 1400m 1 22343 Sligo (9) 58.5.............................. A Shin (a4) 11 95007 Just You (2) 54...............................D Bradley 2 54835 Shanghai Noon (4) 58.5 ................D Bradley 7 3.42 LEO MUMFORD MEMORIAL MAIDEN $10,000, 3 50x Roc Wheeler 58.5 ........................ Scratched MAIDEN, 1600m 1 23823 Handyman (10) 58.5 .............C Waddell (a4) 4 8. Hi Yo Man Go (12) 58.5 .................. J Parkes 5 867x0 Benny ‘N’ The Jets h (10) 58.5S MacNab (a2) 2 x3553 Mauna Kea (3) 58.5 ....................... J Parkes

3 5265x Dal Kilchoan (11) 58.5 ......... T Johnson (a2) 4 63544 Not Usual Prince (8) 58.5................J Riddell 5 P372x Kings Kite mb (2) 58.5 ............... Z Moki (a3) 6 322x7 Wonderful Barbie (12) 56.5 7 62563 Feel The Breeze (7) 56.5 ..............L Allpress 8 573 Dashing Ruby b (5) 56.5 .................S Collett 9 57367 Princess Spice (14) 56.5 ...............M Tanaka 10 49480 Candy Belt (1) 56.5 .......................D Bradley 11 08865 Later On (13) 56.5.............................L Hemi 12 86x Northern Delight (4) 56.5 ................D Turner 13 089. Acantabelle (9) 56.5 14 09077 Destiny One (6) 56.5 .................. A Shin (a4) 15 56060 Post Graduate 58.5 ...................... Scratched Emergency: Post Graduate Blinkers on: Zed Leppelin (R2), Our Jocko, Soiree, Belladita, Winehouse (R3) Blinkers off: Myrtle, Exhibit (R4), Acantabelle (R7) Winkers off: Our Jocko (R3), Shanghai Noon (R5) SELECTIONS

7 1x000 Kiwi Crusher (U1) fr ......................... D Dunn 8 07P68 Och Aye The Noo (U2) fr........... L McKay (J) 5 6.18 JUST ESSENCE CATERING TROT $6500, nonwinners 2yo+ trot, stand, 2200m 1 6758x Madaboy (1) fr ...............................C Buchan 2 Too Tru (2) fr .................................. B Barclay 3 06475 Robbie Royale (3) fr ......................... D Dunn 4 95257 Edesia (4) fr .................................. K Butt (J) 5 85676 Christmas Babe (5) fr ....................... A Clark 6 x05P8 Janucci Girl (6) fr.............................J W Cox 7 x5753 Cosmic Sun (7) fr ..........................B Orange 8 0 Spurs Of War (8) fr ................. J Morrison (J) 9 Majestic Rose (9) fr ................. M Williamson 10 34 Abby May (10) fr.......................B Williamson 11 65407 Dream Of Pat (U1) fr ..................R McIlwrick 12 07060 About Last Night (U2) fr ..................S Clarke 6 6.43pm SPEIGHTS MOBILE PACE $7000, 3yo+ r40 to r43 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 77296 Ellnbac (1) fr................................B McLellan 2 64409 Red River Lochee (2) fr ................. K Butt (J) 3 60008 Rahuri Badlands (3) fr ................... A Armour 4 27900 Sky City King (4) fr ........................... D Dunn

M4 Woodville gallops Today at Woodville Raceway

Woodville Pahiatua RC Venue Woodville Meeting Date 10 May 2018 NZ Meeting number: 4 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 5, 6 and 7 1 12.07pm (NZT) HEWITT MOTORCYCLES $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark HWT*, 2100m 1 105x9 All In Luck tm (3) 70 ........................J Riddell 2 3177x Blazing Opal dm (10) 70 .........W Gordon (3) 3 340x0 Bang t (11) 69.5 .......................D Jensen (3) 4 1x836 Zac Brown m (7) 68 .................H McNeill (3) 5 147x4 Zedac dm (1) 68..............................D Turner 6 7x603 Dal Sir Tee m (4) 67.5 ..................T Johnson 7 15666 Prawn Star (5) 67.5 ............. J Seivwright (3) 8 8x431 May We All td (8) 66.5 ....................... A Kuru 9 04695 Cuzzie Charlie m (12) 65.5 ............. I Lupton 10 79008 Nicoshine (9) 65.5 ...........................G Walsh 11 07506 Magic Wonder (2) 65......K Veenendaal (1.5) 12 56x00 The Huntsman tdm (6) 65 ......S Fannin (1.5) 2 12.42pm GAVELHOUSE.COM AUCTION ONLINE NOW $10,000, JMP HWT, 2100m 1 4813x Kipkeino dm (8) 74 ..................W Gordon (3) 2 673x7 St Ransom m (6) 70 ........................G Walsh 3 631Lx Guy Fox mb (9) 69 .......................S MacNab 4 07521 Nunchucks (4) 68.5 ................S Fannin (1.5) 5 Fx433 Sea King dm (1) 68.5 .......... J Seivwright (3) 6 414x0 Zedeedudadeeko dm (3) 68.5.C Studd (1.5)


Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club at Addington Raceway Meeting Date 10 May 2018 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 3.24pm THE FITZ SPORTS BAR SPRINT C2/3, 295m 1 61888 Sierra Delta 17.45 S & ....................B Evans 2 42247 Fiery Fagan 17.29 ...........................R Casey 3 42685 Homebush Miles 17.42 .............J McInerney 4 61743 Sweet Abby Lee 17.19 ..............R Blackburn 5 48838 Botany Alan 17.85.....................J McInerney 6 27265 Tamara May 17.42 .......................... M Grant 7 4128x Know Logic 17.44 ..........................G Cleeve 8 16433 Jaded Affair 17.35 ........................ L Waretini 9 72161 Dahteste 17.24................................. B Dann 10 33221 Detective Dash 17.54 ................J McInerney 2 3.47pm DURASTEEL STRUCTURES PH.033796195 DASH C4, 295m 1 86436 High Dreamer 17.24........................ M Grant 2 52385 Debbie Baxter 17.34 .................J McInerney 3 44811 Justin Ryan 17.27 S &.....................B Evans 4 32168 Know Sweat 17.39 .........................G Cleeve 5 F1513 Sunlit Johnny 17.23 ...........................C Weir 6 68765 Hey Jude nwtd ..........................J McInerney 7 13114 Fiery Affair 17.19...............................J Dunn 8 24363 Homebush Rufus 17.34 ............J McInerney 9 15618 Seeking Baxter 17.28................J McInerney 10 72x48 Scoobasi 17.34 H & ............................Taylor 3 4.03pm KOLORFUL KANVAS SPRINT C2/3, 295m 1 61x74 Hilton Hangover 17.39 .............. A Bradshaw 2 42615 Lisa’s Boy 17.24 ..............................R Casey 3 84764 Macey Baxter 17.22 ..................J McInerney

7 1892x Mesmerize m (5) 65 ........................ I Lupton 8 PP0x9 Zed Leppelin d (7) 65 ......................D Turner 9 642x9 Gagarin dm (2) 65 ..........K Veenendaal (1.5) 3 1.17pm PROPERTY BROKERS MAIDEN $10,000, MAIDEN, 2100m 1 x823x Havataste (9) 58.5................ M McNelis (a4) 2 6x854 Master Courtsman (7) 58.5 .............D Turner 3 6x674 Platinum Edition (10) 58.5...............J Riddell 4 05909 Our Jocko (4) 58.5 ...............S O’Malley (a4) 5 56060 Post Graduate (5) 58.5..........C Waddell (a4) 6 90960 Soiree (3) 58.5 .................... C O’Beirne (a3) 7 Starbro (8) 58.5 .......................... Z Moki (a3) 8 9. Under The Bridge (6) 58.5 ................L Hemi 9 22242 Stunning (13) 56.5 ...................... R Hannam 10 76237 Red Red Robin b (12) 56.5 .............S Collett 11 60863 Aperol (14) 56.5 ................................ T Allan 12 09748 Belladita (1) 56.5 ...........................L Allpress 13 48755 Winehouse (11) 56.5...................... J Parkes 14 37080 Bella Margarita 56.5 ..................... Scratched 15 800 Lost Flag (2) 56.5 ..........................M Tanaka Emergency: Lost Flag 4 1.52pm SHANE BROWN RACING $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 318x8 Gerardasun dm (7) 60.................... J Parkes 2 8x14 The Growler b (8) 59 ............ T Johnson (a2)

3 2410x Cornerstone (2) 58.5 .........................L Hemi 4 34x21 Heineken Rocks td (3) 58.5...........L Allpress 5 7170x Maximillien (5) 58 6 85190 Star Quality (9) 58 ..................J Fawcett (a2) 7 4233x Lady Style d (11) 57.5 .....................D Turner 8 x5731 Bellissimo td (15) 57 .....................M Tanaka 9 2079x Charli Rose 56.5 .......................... Scratched 10 40403 Maestro Max (6) 56.5 ...........T Newman (a4) 11 76107 Kate The Great d (14) 55.5 ......... R Hannam 12 48x0x Myrtle (1) 55..................................D Bradley 13 8x275 Sophia Magia m (10) 55............. A Shin (a4) 14 4x607 Allure m (4) 54.5 ................. C O’Beirne (a3) 15 00040 Exhibit t (17) 54 16 x4060 Smoken’ Ace tm (12) 56 17 940x8 Chester Carlson h (16) 55.5 18 60975 Star Ella (13) 54 Emergencies: Exhibit, Smoken’ Ace, Chester Carlson, Star Ella

Race 1: Zedac, Blazing Opal, All In Luck, Zac Brown, May We All Race 2: Nunchucks, Sea King, Mesmerize, Gagarin, Kipkeino Race 3: Stunning, Red Red Robin, Aperol, Platinum Edition Race 4: The Growler, Lady Style, Heineken Rocks, Sophia Magia Race 5: Lodi, Miss Hoi Polloi, Hi Yo Man Go, Shanghai Noon Race 6: Perfect Harmonee, That’s Funny, Casaquinman Race 7: Feel The Breeze, Wonderful Barbie, Not Usual Prince

Christchurch dogs Today at Addington raceway

1 27644 Dusky Brew 17.35 S & ....................B Evans 4 57222 Think Tank 17.51 .......................J McInerney 2 87653 Sozin’s Angel 17.67 ..................J McInerney 5 18447 High Return 17.31 ........................... M Grant 3 73823 Homebush Boden 17.63 ...........J McInerney 6 68731 Epic Fantasy 17.41 ....................J M Jopson 4 27686 Crotty 17.43 ..............................A Bradshaw 7 87327 Chop Shop 17.32 ......................J McInerney 5 32545 Know Respect 17.28 ......................G Cleeve 8 15673 Barellen Panther 17.44 ................C Roberts 6 36667 Opawa Binge 17.31.........................R Wales 9 72161 Dahteste 17.24................................. B Dann 7 275x1 Dangerwood 17.44.............................C Weir 10 33221 Detective Dash 17.54 ................J McInerney 4 4.28 A2C ASPHALT 2 CONCRETE PH.0800222583 8 16322 Jitterbug Jewel 17.44 ...................C Roberts Emergencies: DASH C2/3, 295m 9 72161 Dahteste 17.24................................. B Dann 1 11516 Black Tori 17.45......................... A Bradshaw 2 65465 Know Scrutiny 17.24 ......................G Cleeve 10 33221 Detective Dash 17.54 ................J McInerney 3 46x67 Epic Knoxy 17.29 .......................J M Jopson 7 5.43 NZ RACING SERIES SPRINT FINAL NZRSf, 295m 1 48352 Jinja Brian 17.15 .......................... L Waretini 4 37514 Fired Up Jed 17.31 .......................... B Dann 2 12521 Fired Up Jasper 17.20 ..................... B Dann 5 57858 Cosmic Richie 17.30 .................J McInerney 3 83312 Danziger 17.10..........................R Blackburn 6 36144 Senorita Julie 17.44 ..................J McInerney 4 71122 Ohoka Clare 17.17 ....................... L Waretini 7 82361 Cash A Roo 17.31 S & ....................B Evans 5 13271 Nicey Spicey 17.11 ................... A Bradshaw 8 21161 Shanly Star 17.39 ..............................C Weir 6 15671 Nozzno Fear 17.23.................... A Bradshaw 9 72161 Dahteste 17.24................................. B Dann 7 33531 Smash Bomber 17.23 ..................... M Grant 10 33221 Detective Dash 17.54 ................J McInerney 5 4.53pm THURSDAY PLACE PICK STKS C3, 520m 8 15181 Flower Bomb 17.17 ................... A Bradshaw 9 21742 Inside Affair 17.16 .............................J Dunn 1 41117 Hankenstein 30.44 .................... A Bradshaw 2 17444 Cosmic Stu 30.81......................J McInerney 10 16322 Jitterbug Jewel 17.44 ...................C Roberts 3 11838 Amelia Rob 30.58 ..................... M Robinson 8 6.03pm I PAVE CONCRETE DISTANCE C1/2d, 645m 1 22351 Translator 37.82 J & ........................D Fahey 4 12552 Dyna Bart 30.36 ...........................C Roberts 2 34372 Vicki Keeping nwtd J &....................D Fahey 5 75461 Shady Snapper 30.46 ..................C Roberts 3 32283 Little Bit Funny 38.60 J & ................D Fahey 6 32116 Allen Hadrian 30.24 .....................C Roberts 4 34272 Go Belle nwtd J & ...........................D Fahey 7 43737 Full Speed 30.03 .............................. B Dann 5 44316 Goldstar Ashton 38.93 S & .............B Evans 8 17467 Edge Of Town nwtd .......................R Adcock 6 68484 Forbury Flyer nwtd ....................J McInerney 9 14537 Andrea’s Magic 30.43 ...................... B Dann 7 11544 Kia Tere 38.44 J & ...........................D Fahey 10 17867 My Dad Den 30.19 .................... M Robinson 8 55741 Dave’s Dot nwtd ........................J McInerney 6 5.18pm SPECTATOR’S BAR DASH C2/3, 295m


1 11265 Perfect Result 30.46 ......................R Adcock 2 65353 Viktoria Vikkers 30.46 ..................C Roberts 3 21874 Helski Bale 30.18 .........................C Roberts 4 16137 Know Answer 30.19 .......................G Cleeve 5 75241 Goldstar Marvely 30.17 S & ............B Evans 6 11154 Bookie Monster 30.33 .......................J Dunn 7 41573 Mazu 29.97 J & ...............................D Fahey 8 31227 Mina Allen 30.08 ..........................C Roberts Emergencies: 9 52664 Opawa Rooster 29.99 J & ...............D Fahey 10 78341 Epic Dream 30.00 ......................J M Jopson 10 6.53 CHRISTCHURCH CASINO STKS C4/5, 520m 1 13453 Panel Beater nwtd J &.....................D Fahey 2 46617 Lord Louie nwtd ............................R Adcock 3 17426 Opawa Timo 30.21 J & ....................D Fahey 4 21188 David’s Legacy 30.15 ................ M Robinson 5 13174 Egomaniacal 30.17 J & ...................D Fahey 6 43315 Shreddin’ 30.34 J & .........................D Fahey 7 11141 Tom Tee 29.82...............................R Adcock 8 88132 Hilton Forabet 30.35.................. A Bradshaw 9 52664 Opawa Rooster 29.99 J & ...............D Fahey 10 78341 Epic Dream 30.00 ......................J M Jopson 11 7.18pm KAISA EARTHWORKS0272073323 DASH C5, 295m 1 75314 Shallay Pallay 17.07 J &..................D Fahey 2 21742 Inside Affair 17.16 .............................J Dunn 3 32152 Aussie Hoon 17.21 S & ...................B Evans 4 58521 Midnight Bolt 17.36 ............................C Weir 5 17251 Touche nwtd S & .............................B Evans 6 36713 Opawa Waihemo 17.33 ...................R Wales

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11381 Ohoka Billy 17.08 ......................... L Waretini 61613 Sergess 17.28 ...........................J McInerney 66614 Wow Madonna 17.02 M & ...............P Binnie 23448 Smash Wild 17.08 ........................... M Grant 12 7.44pm LIVAMOL SPRINT C4, 295m 1 46547 Botany Cold 17.22 ....................J McInerney 2 62656 Smash That 17.21 ........................... M Grant 3 11565 Know Approval 17.32 .....................G Cleeve 4 41147 Technic 17.21 H & ...............................Taylor 5 18235 Treville 17.33 .............................R Blackburn 6 34111 Fiery Jen 17.27 ................................ B Dann 7 21331 Gotcha Majenta 17.32...............J McInerney 8 48162 Cosmic Jase 17.42 ...................J McInerney Emergencies: 9 15618 Seeking Baxter 17.28................J McInerney 10 62874 Saraya Jayde 17.25 ..................... L Waretini SELECTIONS

Race 1: Fiery Fagan,Homebush Miles, Jaded Affair, Know Logic Race 2: Sunlit Johnny, Fiery Affair, Justin Ryan, Debbie Baxter Race 3: Lisa’s Boy, Macey Baxter, High Return, Dahteste Race 4: Cash A Roo, Shanly Star, Black Tori, Fired Up Jed Race 5: Full Speed, Hankenstein, Edge Of Town, Amelia Rob Race 6: Dangerwood, Dusky Brew, Sozin’s Angel, Dahteste Race 7: Danziger, Fired Up Jasper, Ohoka Clare, Inside Affair Race 8: Translator, Little Bit Funny, Vicki Keeping, Go Belle Race 9: Perfect Result, Mazu, Helski Bale, Opawa Rooster Race 10: Tom Tee, Lord Louie, Panel Beater, Hilton Forabet Race 11: Shallay Pallay, Touche, Aussie Hoon, Ohoka Billy Race 12: Botany Cold, Gotcha Majenta, Technic, Treville LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


Ashburton Guardian 19

Thursday, May 10, 2018


In brief

All systems go for Cyber The well-related Cyber Attack showed the benefit of a spell when he made the perfect return at Te Awamutu. Put aside after two summer outings, the Shamexpress twoyear-old resumed in fine style in yesterday’s Vilagrad Winery 1150m to break his maiden and open up later season options. “He was probably a bit immature last time around and he’s strengthened up a bit during a break,” trainer Tony Pike said yesterday. Cyber Attack raced outside the leader and, while he didn’t corner that well, he flattened out in the closing 150m for rider Vinny Colgan to claim major honours at the expense of the front-runner Superstatic. “He was a bit unbalanced around the turn, but he was strong to the post,” Pike said. Cyber Attack was purchased for $47,500 as a weanling by Peter Mitchell, of Bonecrusher fame, out of Lime Country Thoroughbreds’ 2016 draft at Karaka.

He is a son of the General Nediym mare Marechal, who is a half-sister to the New Zealand-bred Gr.1 Australian Cup (2000m) and Gr.1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) winner Humidor. Cyber Attack was at home on a Slow 7 track at Te Awamutu with an effort that will encourage Pike to press on with the youngster. “He got through the ground quite well today and as long as he continues to improve we can consider some of the better twoyear-old races to come on the wetter tracks,” he said. Pike was also delighted on Monday with stablemate Terra Sancta’s winning Australian debut over a mile at Ipswich. “We were really pleased and it was a bit of a do or die effort to get in through the back door to the Queensland Oaks,” he said. “She’ll run in a class two at the Sunshine Coast in two weeks and hopefully that will get her in.” - NZME

M3 Waikato Greyhound Racing Club Venue Cambridge Raceway Meeting Date: 10 May 2018 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11; 12 and 13 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 11, 12 and 13 1 12.00pm (NZT) WELCOME TO CAMBRIDGE RACEWAY SPRINT C1, 375m 1 53675 Twelve Gauge nwtd ..........................M Black 2 28765 Phuket Paul 21.63 S H & ..................G Hunt 3 7x536 Cawbourne Gonski nwtd ................ I George 4 12868 Hop On Mate nwtd .......................... T Green 5 61388 Jinja Lad 21.72.............................R McPhee 6 54645 Epic Force nwtd ........................... H Mullane 7 62153 Stay Rich 21.78 M & ........................ J Smith 8 47663 Agistri 21.37 ................................... G Farrell 9 18867 Snoopy’s Hero 21.52 R & ......................Hunt 10 75577 Hows Your Mum nwtd ......................S Codlin 2 12.16pm BOX 1 GOLD SPRINT C0, 375m 1 753 Ollie Vikkers nwtd...................... A Lawrence 2 3221 Sadeeki nwtd .....................................L Cole 3 Talkabout Sophie nwtd ...................G J Hore 4 65236 Billy Bright nwtd .........................P Ferguson 5 44484 Leezrom nwtd ...................................B Craik 6 Botany Wayne nwtd ........................P Green 7 834 Little Trilise nwtd ........................ A Lawrence 8 32322 C’est L’Amour nwtd ...........................B Craik 9 55 Bigtime Ollie nwtd ........................ H Mullane 10 6646 Vittori nwtd ................................ A Lawrence 3 12.33pm HAUTAPU VET CLINIC SPRINT C1/2, 375m 1 58231 Lytworx 21.35 .............................D Schofield 2 14887 It’s Electric 21.32 ............................C Henley 3 74573 It’s The Lovely 21.52 ........................M Black

Time off for Princess Pop Star Princess will head to the paddock at the top of her game. The Makfi filly produced a game front-running performance at Te Awamutu yesterday to claim the Timmo’s ITM 1150m and the second win of her five-start career. “She’ll go to the paddock now, she’s still growing,” trainer Fred Cornege said. “We’ve been very pleased with her. She’s a tough filly.” - NZME

Smart stayer doing well Group performer Zambezi Warrior is making good progress after his career was interrupted by a tendon injury. “It wasn’t that bad and he’s on the way back – he’s a progressive horse,” co-trainer Jamie Richards said. The winner of four races, Zambezi Warrior ran third at his last appearance in the Gr.3 Waikato Cup. - NZME

Exceeding expectations

Vinny Colgan and Cyber Attack resume on a winning note.

Well-performed winter galloper Taurus surprised his connections with his recent bold first-up showing under 60kg when he opened his campaign at Hastings. The 11-time winner was caught three wide throughout and fought on gallantly for fourth in his first appearance for six months. “We were over the moon,” co-trainer JJ Rayner said. - NZME

Waikato dogs Today at Cambridge Raceway

1 17838 Jetsun Bear nwtd ...........................G Wilson 67483 Jetsun Jamie 21.29 ........................G Wilson 2 25874 Warrior Tony 21.41 U & .....................Cottam 56572 Bodyguard 21.29...............................B Craik 3 44642 Aussi Joshy nwtd ............................. S Clark 42437 Bigtime Dazzler nwtd ........................E Potts 4 114 Looking Sassy 21.17....................... K Walsh 56187 Untouchable 21.48 ..........................P Green 5 34662 Jetsun Stampede nwtd ..................G Wilson 88666 Little Moo nwtd U & ...........................Cottam 6 31421 Oloroso 21.51 U & ............................Cottam 18867 Snoopy’s Hero 21.52 R & ......................Hunt 7 25333 Just A Matthew nwtd ........................M Black 75577 Hows Your Mum nwtd ......................S Codlin 4 12.51 SUPERIOR CHUNKY DOG ROLLS SPRINT 8 5x531 Mai Meng 21.61 ................................B Craik 9 21345 Jinja Liv nwtd U & .............................Cottam C4, 375m 1 37551 Letron James 21.14 ....................... G Farrell 10 62153 Stay Rich 21.78 M & ........................ J Smith 2 5886x Bushman’s Idol nwtd ..................P Ferguson 7 1.43pm DOGZONE SPRINT C3, 375m 1 82722 Beaumont nwtd .................................B Craik 3 7223x Bigtime Trev nwtd .............................S Lozell 2 35122 Sisco Kid 21.22 ..............................C Henley 4 65244 Ekali 21.28 ..................................... G Farrell 3 62346 Vince Fawn nwtd .............................S Codlin 5 36486 Alyeska 21.31 ...................................B Craik 4 58712 Unileven 21.19 ...........................D Schofield 6 36176 Brotastic 21.30 ..................................B Craik 5 F3781 Barwon Annie 21.14...................D Schofield 7 88231 Elouera Mist 21.43 .....................P Ferguson 6 16337 Retired Mouse 21.41....................... T Green 8 65686 Wong Way 21.50 U & ........................Cottam 7 25443 Five Eyes nwtd ............................. D Denbee 9 88877 Ima Lucky Zarr nwtd U &...................Cottam 5 1.08 COUPLANDS DOG BISCUITS SPRINT C1, 375m 8 58731 Nangar Panther nwtd .................D Schofield 9 51647 Sovereign Jody 21.09 .......................S Ross 1 47748 Zimmer Frame nwtd R & .....................L Udy 2 478x7 Sings Like Elvis 21.67 ...................... S Clark 10 78x86 Bigtime Sneaky nwtd ................... H Mullane 3 54768 Ali Ali Ali 21.42 ................................T Patton 8 2.01 HARNESS JEWELS AT CLUBHOUSE SPORTS 4 7758F Surge Ahead 22.02 R & ......................L Udy BAR 2 JUNE SP C1/2, 375m 1 74565 Opawa Loyal 21.34 .......................... S Clark 5 77578 Microphone 21.85 .......................... L A Hunt 2 52382 Princess Alea 21.48 .......................C Henley 6 F5888 Kaeshius nwtd.................................. S Clark 3 46821 Coruba Cate 21.24......................... G Farrell 7 66858 Girl Queenie 21.77 ..................... W Toomath 4 51524 Nasa 21.34........................................B Craik 8 86878 Magnetude Eight nwtd .................R McPhee 5 37651 Rambo nwtd .....................................S Lozell 9 75577 Hows Your Mum nwtd ......................S Codlin 6 8F447 Fantastic Zoe 21.37 ...................D Schofield 10 38477 Going Bananas nwtd........................M Black 6 1.26pm GARRARDS HORSE HOUND SERIES FINAL 7 63868 Was Just Saying 21.54 R &.................L Udy 8 58864 All Hail Caesar 21.71 U & .................Cottam C1f, 375m 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

9 58455 Bark De Triomphe 21.31 ...................B Craik 10 75577 Hows Your Mum nwtd ......................S Codlin 9 2.18 AFFORDABLE PET ACCESSORIES STAKES C2, 457m 1 37716 Finkle Foot Fred nwtd R & ....................Hunt 2 52133 Token Jasper nwtd ........................... S Clark 3 22x11 Thomas William nwtd ................... D Denbee 4 35548 Salvarotti 25.99 ..........................D Schofield 5 61325 Little Bit Silly 26.10.....................D Schofield 6 48576 Oscar Tron 25.47........................D Schofield 7 32622 Cosmic Barwon 26.17 ................D Schofield 8 77851 Ungrateful 25.96 ...............................E Potts 9 25525 Victini 26.31 ...................................C Henley 10 21154 Fancy Fox 25.85.........................D Schofield 10 2.36pm NZ RACING SERIES SPRINT FINAL NZRSf, 375m 1 21222 Kiwi Boy nwtd U & .............................Cottam 2 11353 Kiwi Gal 21.27 U & ............................Cottam 3 77172 Bigtime Jason nwtd ............................L Cole 4 33513 Bigtime Doug 21.25 ...........................L Cole 5 627F2 On Fleek 21.22 .................................B Craik 6 51171 Allegro Gun 20.92 ..............................L Cole 7 26671 Just One Smile 20.92........................B Craik 8 81411 Suspicious Minds 21.16 ....................B Craik 9 31363 Hallo Star 21.08 R & ...........................L Udy 10 17324 Formation 21.39 ................................B Craik 11 2.53 FARMLANDS HAUTAPU STAKES C3/4, 457m 1 11746 Zipping Ringo 25.61 R & .......................Hunt 2 82876 Nangar Dream 25.65 .................D Schofield 3 82858 Zipping Arnold 25.60 ..................D Schofield 4 2x555 Soaring Hawke nwtd ......................G J Hore

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7x521 Zipping Chang nwtd ...................D Schofield 65673 Zipping Vito 25.68 ......................D Schofield 46122 Pat Tama 25.74 ................................ S Clark 86118 Yooldome 25.87 .........................D Schofield 63465 Very Choosy nwtd ..........................P Henley 33571 San Tan Samson nwtd .................... T Green 12 3.12pm MIKE STENT DECORATORS LTD STAKES C1, 457m 1 43372 Don Morocco 26.47 P & ................ J Cleaver 2 75467 Luke Skywalker nwtd ..................... L A Hunt 3 13221 Thrilling Arnold nwtd .......................S Codlin 4 15755 Go Angel nwtd ............................... G Farrell 5 76847 Unprofound nwtd ...............................E Potts 6 x6628 Qadir Bale nwtd ......................... G Pomeroy 7 35754 Home Bound 26.28 ......................... T Green 8 36863 Bigtime Wayno 26.15 ................... H Mullane 9 46854 Barwon Storm 25.67 ..................D Schofield 10 8x775 Wairoa Wolf nwtd ......................... H Mullane 13 3.29pm FOND FOODS LTD SPRINT C1, 375m 1 64756 Snoopy’s Bro nwtd R & .........................Hunt 2 84654 Scott No Value nwtd S H & ...............G Hunt 3 45217 Atlas Shrugged nwtd .................... H Mullane 4 4787x Diva Pose 21.44 M & ....................... J Smith 5 37548 Mobility Scooter 21.59 .....................M Black 6 26883 Fancy Gas nwtd M & ........................ J Smith 7 63442 Zipping Andre 21.52...................D Schofield 8 38776 Bigtime Moola nwtd R &......................L Udy 9 58455 Bark De Triomphe 21.31 ...................B Craik 10 75577 Hows Your Mum nwtd ......................S Codlin LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

MID CANTERBURY SPORTS AWARDS 2018 Act now to acknowledge our local outstanding achievers in sport EVENT DETAILS Friday, May 11, 2018 at Hotel Ashburton 11-35 Racecourse Road, Ashburton. 5.30pm doors open

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Daily Events THURSDAY 8.30am - 1pm ASHBURTON MENZSHED. Come and join “fellow sheddies” for some fun and fellowship, make/fix something in our new workshops. 8 William Street. 9.30am and 10.45am (2 sessions). ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz for 0-5 year olds and caregivers. Mixed ages, gold coin donation. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am - 11am BALMORAL HALL LINE DANCERS. Join our friendly group for fun exercise during term time. Balmoral Hall, Cameron Street. 9.30am - 11.30am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. All ages and abilities welcome, racquets available. E A Network Centre Stadium, 20 River Terrace. 9.30am - 12.30pm THE ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY INC. Open for toy exchange, 106 Victoria Street, in the Triangle. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hareet, Methven. 10.15am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Beginners refresher and learning of Tai Chi for Arthritis. M.S.A.

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



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Social hall, Havelock Street. (excluding school holidays). 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Stretching exercises for all abilities. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. (excludes school holidays). 11am AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. TINWALD - Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. Holy Spirit Catholic Church rooms, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 1pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Weekly Mahjong - non counting and beginners table. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street. 1pm ASHBURTON EMBROIDERS GUILD. Stitch and chat. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 1pm AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. ALLENTON- Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. St Peters Anglican Church, Harrison St, Allenton. 1pm AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. CENTRAL- Gentle exercises for muscle strength and

balance in a friendly supportive environment. Buffalo Lodge rooms, Cox Street, Ashburton. 1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of may aircraft from past to the future. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 1.30pm ASHBURTON M.S.A. PETANQUE CLUB. Social games, everyone welcome. 115 Racecourse Road. 1.30pm ASHBURTON SENIOR NET. Facebook, safeguard your information, limited to 10. Cost $2. Reading Room, M.S.A. Havelock Street. 5pm - 7.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Kidz Club, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 5.30pm - 6.30pm MID CANTERBURY TIMEBANK LEARNING EXCHANGE. What does it mean to be Muslim, Q and A session. Register at https://www. 7pm ASHBURTON R.S.A. DARTS. Players of all experience who are interested are urged to come along and have a go. R.S.A. Cox Street.

BOOTCAMP. Catering for all levels of fitness. Walnut Avenue Pavilion. Contact Georgia 0276888686 or Aleisha 0278489309 (not public holidays). 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL.

NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am 50+. An interesting speaker. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

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ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): It’s all going to go great, largely because of your social brilliance. What’s your secret? You know how to relax and listen. You’ll catch on to the ghostliest wisp of feeling in others and respond in kind. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Others see the magic trick; you’ll look for the secret. Others see the risk; you’ll look for the possibility. Others see the action; you’ll look for the motivation. Curiosity will land you in the honey. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): Glitches will occur, yet if you don’t give them too much attention – quickly file them away in the “well, that happened” category and move on – all will unfold beautifully. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): You’ll change your mind. Something you once had time for now seems like a waste. Well, you had to try to know. A Virgo or Libra can help you set up your personal business for a smoother flow. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): There are those who will turn absolutely anything into a competition. As for you, you don’t think of yourself as a particularly competitive person until someone encroaches on your turf. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): You’re pretty clear about the boundaries of what you’re willing to do. Threats and ultimatums won’t be necessary, because you either do things or don’t. This speaks volumes. People get you. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): The complaint is covering up something else. Maybe it’s a brag posing as a complaint, or maybe it’s a cry for attention and love. Listen deeper and see whether you can hear what the underlying need might be. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): You’re brave. No question about that. So you don’t have to take unnecessary risks to prove anything. All the excitement you need will be had by way of intelligent, thoughtful process. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): You’ll be direct and honest, with a lightness that others find charming. You’ll get right to the point. You’ll explain what you need and why and find out pretty quickly who’s a good fit. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): The answer today will involve putting people to work. This is more effective than any other way of starting a relationship, creating bonds or fostering loyalty. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): You’re not the only one engaged in an internal battle. There are thousands of others. Just knowing this may be enough to give you the strength to sort it out, but if not, reach out and ask for help. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): Everyone needs attention. Some days, you need a little more of it, and this is one of those days. Good news: You’ll have an audience for as long as you’re willing to work for people’s focus.

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Family Notices 22 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

SMITH, Shirley Laurel – On May 6, 2018 peacefully at Coldstream Rest Home, Ashburton. Aged 88 years. Dearly loved daughter of the late Fred and Jane Smith. Dearly loved niece of the late Olive. Loved by her close cousins, extended family and friends. Thank you to the staff at Coldstream Rest Home for their loving care of Shirley. At Shirley’s request a private service has been held.

MacKENZIE, Moira Vincent – Moira passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018, surrounded by the love of her family. Aged 89 years, after a full and happy life. Moira was a much loved wife of the late Sandy. Most loved and respected mum of Sandra and the late Ken Gray, Francie and Evan Prichard, Wayne and Sandra, Darryl Paterson’s Funeral Services and Michelle. Much loved and FDANZ Ashburton cherished Grandma of Ph 307 7433 Sheridan and John, Kathryn and Andrew; Andre and Please note all late death Frances, Melanie and Mark, notices or notices sent Dayle and Emma; Emma and Alex; and Jamie. Much loved outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to: and special great Gran of Ella, and Sean, Ryan, to ensure publication. Connor, Elliott, and wee Arthur. To place a notice during We remember a life office hours please contact so beautifully lived and us on 03 307 7900 a heart so deeply loved. for more information Sandy and Moira Any queries Together again. please contact Messages to c/- 12 Church 0800 Street, Ashburton 7700. In ASHBURTON lieu of flowers donations to (0800-274-287) Ashburton Cancer Society or Tinwald Red Cross would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Thank you to Moira’s Rosebank family and friends for their care and support and the Tinwald Medical Centre. A service for Moira will Canterbury owned, be held at St James locally operated Presbyterian Church, Thomson Street, Tinwald Patersons TODAY Thursday, May 10, Funeral Services commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by interment at the and Ashburton Ashburton New Lawn Crematorium Ltd Cemetery. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Ph 307 7433

PAISLEY, Margaret Jean – Passed away peacefully on May 7, 2018 at Coldstream rest Home. Dearly loved wife of the late Ted Paisley. Dearly loved and respected mother and mother-in-law of Willy and Judy (Australia), Ted and Wendy (Tauranga), George and Gerardine, Margaret Anne (Calgary), the late Elizabeth, Catherine and Darryl Chambers, the late Joseph, and the late David. Treasured Grandma of Michael, and Joseph; Tim; Hannah, and Henry; Andrew and Kristy, Charlotte, and Martin and great Grandma of the late Ryan, and Jasper. Thank you to Princes Court and Coldstream Rest Homes for their loving care and support of Margaret. In lieu of flowers donations to Society Alzheimer’s Ashburton would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Margaret will be held at St David’s Union Church, Allens Road, Ashburton TOMORROW Friday, May 11, commencing at 1.00pm. Followed by private interment.













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Rise 7:37 am Set 5:21 pm


Rise 2:11 am Set 3:25 pm

First quarter

22 May 3:50 pm

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River Levels

Fair fishing

Rise 3:16 am Set 3:52 pm

Full moon

30 May 2:21 am

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

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 3:00 pm, yesterday 214.6 Nth Ashburton at 2:05 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 2:05 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 4:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 3:05 pm, yesterday


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Canterbury Readings


5:46 11:51 6:00 12:13 6:28 12:34 6:44 12:57 7:08 1:16 7:28 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 4 minutes.

Rise 7:35 am Set 5:23 pm

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Palmerston North fine






FZL: 2500m rising to 3000m





Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing Thursday


Forecasts for today

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overnight max low


Cloudy with rain near the divide, falling as snow to 2200m. Rain easing in the evening, with a few spots elsewhere. Fine breaks from afternoon. Wind at 1000m: NW gale 70 km/h developing. Wind at 2000m: NW gale 70 km/h rising to severe gale 90 km/m.

Rain at times. Northeasterlies changing southerly later.

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FZL: 3000m gradually lowering to 2500m


Rain developing early with a southerly change. Rain becoming confined to the foothills as winds tend northeast later.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

A ridge over New Zealand drifts away to the east today, while a deepening low and associated fronts approach the country from the Tasman Sea. A complex low pressure system moves over New Zealand during the weekend and on Monday. Another low in the Tasman Sea approaches the North Island on Monday.

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 18.5 20.1 Max to 4pm 8.1 Minimum -0.4 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm May to date 1.0 Avg May to date 18 2018 to date 518.8 238 Avg year to date Wind km/h NE 9 At 4pm Strongest gust NW 35 Time of gust 1:55am

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6:30 Sesame Street 0 6:55 Peppa Pig 0 7am Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks 3 0 7:25 F Nexo Knights 3 0 7:50 Beyblade Burst Evolution 3 0 8:15 Art Attack 3 0 8:35 Sofia The First 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am My Kitchen Rules 3 0 12:15 Jeremy Kyle 1:15 Judge Rinder 2:15 Home Improvement 3 0 2:45 Home And Away 3 0 3:15 Shortland Street 3 0 3:45 Hulk And The Agents Of SMASH 0 4pm Fanimals 0 4:30 Friends 3 0 5pm The Simpsons When Bart is wrongfully expelled from school, he is sent to a parochial school where he befriends a hip priest named Father Sean. 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm The Big Bang Theory 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

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7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 Police Ten 7 0 8pm Motorway Patrol A serious case of road rage unfolds as a drunk man attacks another car with an axe; a truck takes out a car in spectacular fashion. 0 8:30 First Dates New Zealand 0 9:30 This Is Us AO 0 10:30 Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0

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6:30 Zoomoo 6:40 Dora Matatoa 2 7:10 Te Nu Tube 7:20 Nia’s Extraordinary Life 7:30 Polyfest Kapa Haka 7:40 Pukana 3 2 7:50 Smooth 8am Te Kaea 3 2 8:30 KaweKorero 3 9am R&R 3 9:30 Kai Time On The Road 3 10am Kai Ora 3 10:30 My Party Song 3 11am Waka Huia 3 Noon Game Of Bros PGR 3 12:30 Billy T James AO 3 1pm Moko Aotearoa 3 1:30 Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 2pm F Opaki 3 2:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 3pm Zoomoo 3 3:10 Dora Matatoa 2 3:40 Te Nu Tube 3 3:50 Nia’s Extraordinary Life 3 4pm Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 4:10 Pukana 3 2 4:20 Smooth 3 4:30 Patapatai 5pm Waka Huia 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Aotea Utanganui 6:30 Te Kaea 3 2

6am The Living Room 7am Sophie In Jordan 7:30 Love Nature – Kingdom Of The Forest 8:30 American Pickers 9:30 Food Safari – Earth 10am Tasting Tasmania 10:30 Flipping Bangers 11:30 Ewen And Colin McGregor – RAF Centenary 1:30 Vintage Hunter 2:30 Alone AO 3:30 Love Nature – Baby Animals Around The World 4:30 Destination Flavour – Singapore Adam continues his search for seafood inspiration by visiting the Newton Food Centre, where he shows how to create a seafood feast. 5pm Shane Delia – Recipes For Life 5:30 American Pickers 6:30 Bondi Vet

7pm KaweKorero 7:30 Kai With Anne Thorp Anne prepares a boned leg of lamb, wild peppercorn in a bag, steamed terahiki, and pan-fried trevally. 8pm Game Of Bros PGR 8:30 Sidewalk Karaoke PGR 3 9pm My Party Song 9:30 Ahikaroa AO 10pm Ahikaroa After Hours AO 10:30 Aotea Utanganui 3

7:30 Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle 8:30 The Secret Helpers 9:30 Trust Me I’m A Doctor 10:30 American Pickers

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Sophie Adams heads off down the court against Christchurch Girls’ High School on Tuesday night. BY ERIN TASKER


A new-look Ashburton College senior girls’ basketball side faced a tough start to the 2018 Canterbury secondary schools’ Whelan Trophy competition on Tuesday night. Seeded eighth out of eight teams in the top grade this year, the Ashburton girls took on one of the top contenders in Christchurch Girls’ High School at Ashburton’s Oxford Street stadium and came away with a 78-55 loss. But, coach Mark Douglas was happy. He

said the side’s goal for the season was simply to defy its seeding, and finish higher than eighth. “We’ve already lost a player for the year with a busted knee, so out of our squad that remains there’s six newbies to senior basketball and two who are new to the game. “We’ve only got four from last year, but we competed pretty well,” Douglas said. “We probably lost our way a little bit early in the first half but when we realised that we weren’t actually as bad as we thought we were going to be … a bit of self-belief helps.”


The side knew it was likely to be a tough season, but they would learn and grow from every game, Douglas said. Ultimately, the goal was to qualify for the nationals, and to do that they’d need to finish in the top six in the South Island. Ashburton College finished mid-table in last year’s Whelan Trophy, and lost some key players in the off-season, as did the Ashburton College boys’ side. That included brother and sister duo Sammy and Fletcher Arnold, who had both moved to schools in Christchurch to further their basketball.


The Ashburton College senior boys played in the Thompson Trophy competition, which also got under way on Tuesday night, but the Ashburton boys had a bye to start. Their competition would officially kick off against Linwood, at Linwood next week. The Ashburton girls would face Cashmere, at Cashmere, in round two and Douglas said they were two sides with a love/hate relationship. They played each other pre-season and it was close, and Douglas was expecting much the same next week.

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