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Taking a stand on legal highs

By Sue Newman

Tinwald’s First and Last Dairy owner Ben Sun has taken a stand against synthetic cannabis.

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Dairy owners ditch drugs to protect community By Myles Hume Dairy owners Ben and May Sun have taken a stand against synthetic cannabis, even though they will lose more than $20,000 a year. Legal highs were once a serious money-maker for their small Tinwald business, The First and Last Dairy, generating up to $500 in weekly turnover with a growing customer base. Mr and Mrs Sun admitted it was “pretty profitable”, taking a 50 per cent slice of legal high sales. But it was all too good to be true for the small business. “We observed what kind of people were coming in to get this stuff, we saw some mature adults looking for stuff for relaxation,” Mrs Sun said. “But we also saw some problems

We also saw some problems with those

people at the grassroots and younger people who don’t have a very decent job and don’t have an organised life

with those people at the grassroots and younger people who don’t have a very decent job and don’t have an organised life.” They were stuck in a bind, wanting to satisfy customers but uneasy about the impacts the harmful substances were having on the community. Earlier this year they decided to pull synthetic cannabis from the shelves. It was a decision they have not regretted since, and has been

backed by the country’s decisionmakers who are set to pass the third and final reading of the Psychotic Substances Bill tomorrow. By as early as next week, manufacturers of legal highs will have to prove the safety of the products before they are sold in New Zealand. Strict prohibitions will also be placed on under 18-year-olds regarding sale to, possession of and consumption.

“When you think about those who are affected, I definitely feel happy they are doing this. They might be able to get it somewhere else or underground, but at least it won’t be easy for them to access and buy,” the Tinwald dairy owner said. Investigations by the Guardian have found Bel Air Dairy and Coin Save, next to each other on East Street, sold legal high products recently. When the owner of the Bel Air Dairy was contacted, he said they had stopped selling synthetic cannabis as of yesterday. He said it was “not an important” part of his business. Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drugs Service (ACADS) manager Chris Clark hoped blanket restrictions on synthetic cannabis “would make a huge difference”.

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“I think it will have an effect, it won’t be as readily available for those using it.” However, Mrs Clark said what would happen in the near future was “a bit of an unknown”, whether they would see less referrals for addicted users, or more who could not cope with the dry up in available substances. Ashburton Mayor Angus McKay backed the Government’s stance on synthetic cannabis. Timaru Mayor Janie Annear has taken drastic action, naming and shaming the town’s businesses who continued to sell the product. Mr McKay said he would not be taking action, because “the Guardian have already done it”. The final reading of the bill should pass tomorrow night, before the law comes into effect next week.

Red hot demand for houses in Ashburton is seeing some signed up within a week of listing, often selling for more than $20,000 above their asking price. With a market that was short on listings, multiple offers are common as qualified buyers vie to sign up properties, Ray White manager Jill Quaid says. The median selling time for houses in the Ashburton District in June was just 27 days and with a LIM report taking 15 working days to process, that indicated a very short time lapse between list and sale, she said. “Listings that are coming to the market now, if they’re priced correctly, they’re selling; they’re often under contract within a week.” Multiple offers added a complex layer to the market, but under new real estate guidelines there were clear protocols for agents dealing with these. They were based around transparency and ensured all parties knew exactly what was happening, Mrs Quaid said. “It creates an awful market for real estate agents, but Ashburton companies are complying with the rules.” The median selling price in June, according to REINZ statistics was $265,000, but rather than being a true indication of the average price of a home in the district, the median price reflected whether the bulk of sales were higher or lower valued homes, Mrs Quaid said. “With a market where there are usually around 50 sales in a month, it’s difficult to get an accurate median. You only need about five between $200,000 and $250,000 for it to drop and two or three between $400,000 and $500,000 for it to go up. “If you take a longer term view, the median price would be around $280,000.”

Quotable Value, however rates property values according to an average value based over a three month period. And for Ashburton that has seen prices tip over the $300,000 mark to $301,419. Over the past 12 months values have grown in the district by 9 per cent, a growth rate exceeded only by Auckland and two areas in Christchurch. Ashburton’s market was still being affected by cashed up Christchurch buyers wanting to relocate, Mrs Quaid said. “You only need one or two of these buyers to affect the market because they’re buying houses without releasing other houses onto the market.” While the market was very tight in terms of listings, she anticipates this will change over the next six months as spec homes in the Braebrook subdivision come onto the market. In a seller’s market, buyers had to be well prepared if they wanted to secure their home of choice, she said. “They need to make sure they’ve got all the boxes ticked, their finances should be arranged and their builder booked. It’s competitive out there.” Rather than describing the market as hot, Property Brokers manager Hamish Niles said it was a “sensible” market. “We are seeing a bit of multi offer stuff going on and that makes it hard, but it’s not just price, its conditions, so sometimes it’s not just price that wins. We’re seeing more and more buyers now coming to the market well prepared to buy.” While mid-priced properties were in hot demand, there was also strong interest at both the lower and upper end of the market, Mr Niles said. Ashburton shares a market that is short on listings with most of Canterbury, which, along with Auckland, is listed as having an acute property shortage.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS DEATHS RAWLES, Grace – On July 5, 2013 at Christchurch Hospital. Aged 88 years. Much loved mother and mother in law of Lorelei and Eric Newham, Cheryl and Ian Camp, and David and Hilary (UK). Treasured grandma of Kim, Maryanne, Nikki, Tereza, Stephen, Robyn, Joanna, Christopher, and Sarah. And much loved great grandma of Brodie, Mikayla, Hannah, Miles, and Ayesha. “Memories of the ones we love Still cast their gentle glow And continue with us every day…. Wherever we may go.” Messages to 28 Murdochs Road, R D 2, Ashburton 7772. A farewell service for Grace will be held at Our Chapel, Cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on TUESDAY, July 16, commencing at 11am. Followed by private cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton.

Pupils ‘eligible for bus funds’ By Myles Hume Mount Hutt College principal John Schreurs is keen to provide clarity around an allowance for a Rakaia bus which is set to lose ministry funding. The college last week told 39 Rakaia families that the bus which runs between Rakaia and Mount Hutt College would lose funding at the beginning of next term, meaning parents would have to stump up

$400 to get their child to the college for the rest of the year. However, Mr Schreurs said parents would be eligible for a conveyance allowance “if they were eligible for transport assistance to their closest school”. Some parents spoken to by the Guardian were worried they might not be eligible for the funding because their closest school was Ashburton College, meaning they would have to foot the $400 bill themselves. However, Mr Schreurs said his

understanding was if a pupil from Rakaia was entitled to bus transport, meaning they did not live within 4.2km of the nearest school, then they were entitled to the allowance, capped at $4.72 per day the pupil attended school. “My understanding is that anybody that’s entitled to bus transport to the closest school, which could be Ellesmere or Ashburton College for some families in Rakaia, then they are entitled to the conveyance allowance (for Mount Hutt College),” Mr

Schreurs said. He said most families would be eligible for the service, however those in years seven or eight who lived within 4.2km of Rakaia School were likely not to comply. The Ministry of Education cut funding for the bus to Rakaia because it was found to be travelling outside its Transport Entitlement Zone. Other parents spoken to by the Guardian said although it was not ideal funding for the bus was cut, they realised the reasons behind it. Vania Hulse was a concerned par-

ent at the end of last year, worried her son may no longer have transport to Mount Hutt college. However, this week she said she realised they “were getting a RollsRoyce service” for nothing, and commended the hard work of the Methven Area Bus Group and the college for finding a solution. Another parent, Erin Wild said the $400 bill did not apply to her because she already lived inside the TEZ, but she was happy to see it resolved.

• Plane crashes The crash of a light aircraft yesterday afternoon left the pilot with minor injuries. At 4.20pm the plane crashed into a field in the Cambridge area, police said. Emergency services responded to the scene. The male pilot was the only person aboard. -APNZ

• Council pay cut Pay rates for Tauranga City councillors are set to drop after they opted against cashing in on a new pay formula to reward effort. The decision will slash nearly $100,000 off Tauranga’s potential rates burden. -APNZ

• Making his mark A Rotorua man has made his mark on the America’s Cup after being commissioned to airbrush artworks onto the side of team New Zealand’s catamaran. Warren Houston took 122 hours over 11 days to airbrush chromelook lettering and graphics and the New Zealand flag on both hulls of the revolutionary catamaran. - APNZ

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• Blaze suspicious A blaze which tore through a house and car in Tokoroa yesterday morning is being treated as suspicious. The three-bedroom home on John St was well ablaze when volunteer firefighters arrived about 10.50am. A Fire Service northern communications spokesman said nobody was reported injured and the fire was put out by crews from two firefighting units. -APNZ


BLACKBURN, Oswald Alexander 03-07-1926 - 10-07-2011 It’s been two years since you passed away. Dad, you will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Love you and miss you heaps, from your loving daughter and family, Faye, Ray, James, Christina and Jeremy, Bradley and Jennifer.

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Demolition crews change station’s facade By Sue Newman For decades it has stood guard over the northern end of East Street, but by the end of next week, Ashburton’s historic railway station will have disappeared from the townscape. Salvage and demolition crews

moved on to the station site two weeks ago. Timber from the station was taken to Christchurch where it is likely to be reused as part of the city’s rebuild. Memorabilia was gifted to Tinwald’s Plains Railway. About 75 per cent of the station will be reused, with the remainder destined for landfill at Kate Valley.

Consent to demolish the old Railway Station building was received last December after an extensive Environment Court process. In 2010 the Environment Court made a decision to allow the owners, Redson Corporation and the community through the Ashburton Heritage Trust, time to raise the $580,000 needed to buy the station.

The save the station project was unsuccessful. The building had been declared unsafe by the Ashburton District Council and stood empty for more than 15 years. When the demolition is completed, owner Peter Hanson will begin work on a new development at the site.  The new buildings, designed

Domestic sequel ends in court A verbal slanging match escalated into physical violence – and a hearing in the Ashburton District Court yesterday. Bradley Ian Anderson, 23, a printer of Ashburton, appeared before Judge Ian Mill, where he pleaded not guilty to assaulting a woman. According to the police summary of facts on January 5, the complainant picked up Anderson to facilitate an arranged access visit with their son. As the defendant had lost his driver’s licence, the complainant had agreed to drive him to Kirwee, where he was to spend the weekend with his son. However, as soon as he got in the vehicle they began

He did not want to move and he repelled her by hitting her. He was not under real threat

arguing. She claimed he instigated the verbal assault; he didn’t deny participating but said it was a two-way affair – which started via text messages the previous evening. They went to a Cass Street address to clarify a point of difference with an occupant, while continuing to argue.

The complainant decided to leave when she found there was no one at home. Anderson prevented her from reversing out by opening the vehicle door next to where the child was seated. He wanted to take his son for a walk to allow the situation to cool off, but the child was reluctant to go with him. She claimed to have tried to physically move him with the intention of shutting the car door; he said she did so by putting her hands around his neck – and claimed he defended himself by punching her in the face. Judge Mill found it was possible the complainant did grab Anderson around the neck, but used unreasonable

force in self defence. He pointed to evidential photos showing the complainant with a black eye, and a small mark on Anderson’s neck, which he claimed was as a result of her attacking him. “I find the force used against him was slight,” Judge Mill said. “He did not want to move and he repelled her by hitting her. He was not under any real threat.” He found the charge proved on the basis “the force used was far from reasonable” before convicting Anderson and fining him $500, ordering him to pay court costs of $130 and reparations of $180.

Opening night gets a standing ovation Review Wonderland starts well before the College Auditorium, as you enter the wonderful and enchanting world of Alice. The foyer has been magically decorated to give you a sense of Wonderland, well before you find your seat. This inaugural Ashburton College junior production, Alice in Wonderland, tells of Alice spiralling down a rabbit hole into her fantasy

world populated by many peculiar creatures. Colourful and wacky costuming was sourced from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School plus many outfits made by Annie Lees. This story, overseen by director, Claire Bubb, musically directed by Angela Cresswell, produced by Carolyn Clough and choreographed by Julia Bell delighted its opening night audience - earning a standing ovation. Interval saw the appreciative audience treated to a Tea Party which was served by additional students attired in Wonderland costumes.

Sick dog rescued A severely emaciated dog found wandering with four layers of metal chain wrapped tightly around its neck has been rescued. Buller District Council senior animal control officer Tracy Judd said she was called to pick up the American bulldog, which was wandering near Westport last Friday. The dog was also in such poor health she immediately took it to Buller Vets. A vet confirmed the dog was severely underweight and had several inflamed wounds on its gums. The dog would now undergo treatment and care with the view to finding it a new home. -APNZ

Huge credit to teachers, senior students who assisted with behind the scenes as well as costuming, lighting, set, and props manpower for the cast of 30. The story is mostly delivered in song (23 musical numbers), and the students must be commended on the amount of dialogue, movement and lyrics they have learnt in a short time span. I enjoyed some humorous exchanges, especially between the Queen of Hearts, and the Mad Hatter. For some of these students (aged 13 to 15) performing on stage for


the first time and particularly those using microphones, their polished performance was gratifying to witness. Everyone was well rehearsed and appeared to enjoy their unique production. This inaugural show by Ashburton College Year 9 and 10 students has set the standard for many years to come. Alice in Wonderland runs for two more evenings: Wednesday and Thursday nights commencing at 7pm. - Sarah Bell by David Fletcher

by Christchurch architect Chris Prebble Architects Limited incorporates 800m2 of retail space with adjoining car parking. The plans for the new building will be finalised in the next few weeks. The architect also designed the recently completed Electricity Ashburton building in the Ashburton Business Estate.

Election date changed The opening date for nominations in this year’s local body elections have been moved forward one week after an amendment to the Local Electoral Act was passed at the end of last month. Nominations now open on July 19 and close at noon on August 16, one week earlier than the original date.

While Ashburton’s electoral officer is Dale Ofsoske of Electoral Services, Jo Naylor and Phillipa Clark as electoral officials will be the local arm of this year’s local body elections. They will be involved in the nomination process through the Ashburton District Council office.

An Australian hiker was found wet, cold and suffering from hypothermia after spending Sunday night in strong winds in Tongariro National Park. The 22-year-old man got lost after he set out on a day hike to the summit of Mt Pihanga about midday Sunday. He managed to reach the top but the weather closed in and he lost his way. A land search was launched after the man called police about 5pm. Searchers looked for him until midnight, without success, before resuming their search on Monday morning. The man was spotted by the crew of Taupo’s Greenlea rescue helicopter as it was flying searchers in. - APNZ

• Mayor’s leg broken Buller Mayor Pat McManus spent eight days walking on a broken leg, thinking he had a twisted ankle. Mr McManus slipped on June 20, as he strode down his front lawn to pick up the morning paper. He hobbled around until the following Monday then went to his GP, and between them they decided he had a twisted ankle. Two days later he was in agony during a council meeting, so returned to his doctor the next day and was sent for an x-ray. It showed his fibula was fractured just above the ankle. -APNZ

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Location the key to school selection By Myles Hume Decile or perception hardly influence Ashburton parents when it comes to finding a school for their child, principals say. In fact, most Ashburton parents choose their closest school and base their decision after several visits. This comes after an international survey for primary principals found a growing divide between schools with pupils from poorer families and more affluent families. It has led some principals to admit some parents drove their children large distances across town to avoid local schools, raising fresh questions over decile ratings and national standards. However, Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president Neil Simons said it would be naive for parents “to judge a book by its cover”, whether it be decile or a school’s performance in the highly controversial national standards. “Get into the school and see its values and how well it is educating and enriching the lives of its students,” he said. Andrew Leverton, the principal of Netherby School, which is decile three, said some parents did ask questions over decile, but it did not seem to influence on the decisions of Ashburton parents. “I’m quite open about telling them that too, but purely making a decision on decile has the potential to be a bad call.” He said about 70 per cent of his pupils came from the Netherby area, while some others had moved out of the suburb but

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By Brayden Lindsay First time mums and dads have a new support group to help them through the early months of first time parenting. Ashburton Playcentre has set up a Supporting Parents Alongside Children’s Education (SPACE) a programme to provide advice, guidance and an opportunity for new parents to meet other first timers. Mid Canterbury SPACE facilitator Denise Stevenson said support for the programme had grown significantly since it was set up. “When it first started we had three to four babies and parents then a few weeks’ later 13 parents showed up, and our numbers have remained like this since then,” she said. Ms Stevenson has been involved with Playcentre for 24 years and has been with the SPACE programme since it was introduced. “The babies love it here,” she said. She said music was a fantastic skill for the parents to use to help their children develop. “The babies just love listening to music, and research shows it is really good for their brain development and learning of language,” Ms Stevenson said. Ms Stevenson said it was a great way for first time parents to meet mums and dads, who are at the same stage of parenting. First time mum Ruth Brockenshire, who attends the SPACE programme every Wednesday with her twin boys Austin and Cyrus, said it was a fantastic tool for first time parents. “It’s great, my boys love getting to play around with other babies, and now they can crawl, they go up to the other mums and hug them,” she said. A second SPACE programme has now been set up.

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stayed at the school. “I think if students are supported at home, coupled with a desire to learn and good teaching, that’s the recipe for success, regardless of the socio-economic background of their family” he said. Urban Ashburton is a unique area in education, with so many schools closely situated in town. Tinwald School principal Peter Livingstone said from his experience most families preferred to send their children to the local school, and many who came from outside the enrolment zone originally lived near the school before moving. “I’ve never had anyone come up to me and say you are not the right decile for my child,” he said. Most parents also made their decisions on independent Education Review Office (ERO) reports, or visits to the school where they could get a sense of the atmosphere, Mr Livngstone said. Mr Leverton said he had not heard of families looking to avoid their closest school, but said it was more likely to happen in the bigger centres.

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he New Zealand meat industry has been in the headlines for several reasons and seems set for a major overhaul. This week the meat industry was hit for the second time by an unexpected ban from Chinese importers and Minister of Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, might have been a bit embarrassed as it all happened while he was in China on a trade mission. Some conspiracy theorists believe that the Chinese are trying to sabotage the New

OUR VIEW Zealand meat industry as it is the second time imports of Kiwi beef and lamb have been hit with new rules. The New Zealand meat industry and the government were caught out on both occasions by the new regulations which seemed suspicious or at least sloppy. Only in May, government officials pledged to tighten up their procedures and relationships with Chinese

officialdom to avoid a repeat of the drama which saw tonnes of New Zealand beef sitting on shipping docks in New Zealand and China. Any delay costs money for our farmers, and eventually the taxpayers and the perceived ignorance on our side could make this country look like an unprofessional trading partner. There has clearly been a breakdown in communication between the two countries and

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and paperwork and tend to be unpredictable for people who are used to Western customs and systems. But any serious trading partner should know this, adapt to it and be prepared for the unexpected. Minister Nikki Kaye’s positive spin about the quick government response to the crisis could not hide the initial communication breakdown. Watching the meat drama unfold, you have to wonder whether a company like Fonterra would find itself in the same

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them up-to-date about import requirements. The upsides of a co-operative approach seem numerous, and Mid Canterbury farmer Blair Gallagher is one person at the front end, trying to convince the disjointed sector to join forces, shed its differences and become more profitable. If he succeeds, Mid Canterbury would benefit from an expected increase in efficiency and returns for beef and lamb, which would add another strong layer to a booming agricultural economy.

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situation if China suddenly changed its rules on dairy imports. Beef and lamb farmers have recently been discussing a more co-ordinated approach, like Fonterra, to address the current fragmentation in the industry and to become more powerful and profitable for both the farmers and processors. If meat reforms did evolve into one massive co-operative body, this organisation would be able to invest in its relationship with China and avoid having to rely on government officials to keep

YOUR VIEW Bridge decision I am quite sure that if the ratepayers of Ashburton and the public in general truly believed that the decision of the council for a bridge across the river via Chalmers Avenue was for the future benefit of our town we would all be in support. However the short-sightedness and its consequences to the ratepayers and the vulnerable citizens have yet to be felt. My real concern is that the council right from the outset reassured everyone that the bridge was for local traffic only to get from one side of Tinwald to the other, not for through traffic and heavy vehicles who would be encouraged to continue to use the main highway. It hasn’t taken long now that they have voted it through for us to read in the media that there will be work done on Chalmers Avenue and Bridge Street to “soften heavy traffic effects”. Perhaps they could also through the media explain to us what the real agenda is for putting the

bridge in that location. I applaud the councillors who with foresight opposed this decision and will carefully, along with everyone else I’m sure, consider my voting options in the up coming elections. P. Darrell

Council candidates After attending the Candidate Information Meeting held in the Ashburton District Council board room on June 7, one has to wonder why anyone would want to put their name forward to be basically forced into becoming a dictator. If one was to abide by both Central Government bylaws and Local Councils’ policies, spelt out on the night, a dictatorship is inevitable. Any prospective candidate will need to be prepared to challenge and gain support to change these policies so council can operate as a democracy, not a dictatorship as it appears to be at present. Maybe the majority of the present councillors see these bylaws and policies as a deterrent for

prospective candidates putting their names forward, resulting in less competition in the elections and can continue dictating what a majority of councillors and out of town consultants decide with little or no consideration to the concerns of the very persons that voted them in. Due to the lack of transparency, consultation, communication and negotiation by the majority of the present councillors, some staff and consultants, whom have just dictated to the citizens of the Ashburton District rather than involving them, has resulted in foolish decisions being made behind closed doors. How can the citizens of the district have input when the decisions are already made before little or any information is made public. A dictatorship operating behind closed doors must be changed back to a democracy type governance as it is supposed to be, starting with a council policy change to transparency, consultation, communication and the involvement of citizens on decision making, not

by out of town organisations or cardboard consultants delivering false and biased information with suggestions cluttering councillors with screeds of unnecessary paper work. Genuine candidates with a common sense view, involving the community and operating within a realistic budget, must put their hand up to tackle these issues to bring back democracy before any proper governance can prevail. I believe candidates will gain major voter support providing they are prepared to tackle and act on these issues, be prepared to listen and act on public and community concerns and be prepared to stand up against bureaucratic nonsense. Remember, councillors are responsible for the wise spending and control of hard earned ratepayers’ funds, make the best decisions for the community, district and its future and are not there to fulfill their own egos. Promises should not, and can not, be made by candidates under the present rules and policies. A. Urquhart

Woman charged with kidnapping A woman has been charged with kidnapping after allegedly trying to make off with a 10-year-old boy near a Hamilton school on Monday. Police believe the incident was alcohol-related and the woman was not related to the victim. Officers were called to Hillcrest Normal School on Cambridge

Rd about 3.25pm after reports a woman had tried to kidnap the boy, Inspector Greg Nicholls said. “It appears a woman has attempted to make off with the boy at a pedestrian crossing near a roundabout by the Hillcrest shops,” he said. The boy managed to escape to an

underpass and ran back to school to raise the alarm. “The school promptly activated its safety plan and notified police. As a result of our inquiries a 40-year-old woman has been arrested and was to appear in the Hamilton District Court late yesterday on a charge of kidnapping.”

Mr Nicholls said the incident appeared to have been alcoholrelated and the young victim had no relationship to the woman. “Such incidents, not only around schools but in the city itself, are extremely rare and treated very seriously by not only police but our partner agencies as well.” - APNZ

No money for court costs, only trip By Matthew Backhouse A man battling his ex-wife over a $1.4 million divorce settlement has failed to convince a judge he cannot afford security for court costs despite being able to pay for a three-month trip to Bordeaux in southern France. The quarrelling parties, who cannot be identified, were married from 1976 until 2010 and lived together on a trust-owned family farm from 1984 until their separation. The High Court last year ordered the man to pay his ex-wife $1,399,970 for her share in the farm. The man appealed to the Court of Appeal and was ordered to pay $5880 in security for court costs, which would cover any legal costs he might later be found liable for.

He applied for security to be waived but a Court of Appeal registrar refused, noting his ex-wife’s objection on the basis that he was able to afford three months of travel to Bordeaux. The man then sought a judicial review of that decision, submitting two bank documents in support of his claim that he could not afford to pay security. One document showed his New Zealand bank account contained only $11.75, while the other showed his French account contained 4974.96 euros, or more than $8000. In a decision, given late last week, Justice Lynton Stevens refused to waive security, noting the latter amount was “more than sufficient to satisfy the security for costs amount”. He said the man’s lack of money was brought about by “discretionary travel, planned while court proceed-

ings are on foot” which did not satisfy the threshold for changing the security amount. The man had arranged his trip to Bordeaux while his appeal was still pending, claiming the trip was necessary due to a medical condition which gave him intermittent two-day-long headaches which sometimes prevented him from driving. However, Justice Stevens said the man’s general practitioner had indicated he had “no signs of serious illness”. Justice Stevens also noted the man’s financial situation stood to “improve significantly” from the resolution of the inheritance dispute with his siblings. his late parents’ estate had a combined value in excess of $20 million, while the man also had interests in commercial property and antique furniture worth more than $350,000. - APNZ

Labour has dropped its controversial plan to hold some womenonly selections after its leader David Shearer asked for it to be withdrawn. Mr Shearer said the NZ Council had agreed to withdraw the proposal, dubbed the ‘man ban’, which would have allowed some electorates to block men from seeking selection as a candidate. However, he said the party still hoped to move toward ensuring at least 45 per cent of its caucus was female after 2014, and 50 per cent after 2017. “The distraction is turning our attention away from the issues that most New Zealanders are concerned about. They don’t want to know about what is happening in the Labour Party. What they want to know is what we are doing on the issues that affect them. That’s power prices, home ownership and good jobs.” Asked whether it was undemocratic for the party to withdraw a proposal put up for discussion by the party’s wider membership at its annual conference in November, he said the recommendation for a quota of 45 per cent of women within caucus would remain up for debate. After caucus yesterday, David Cunliffe said he believed the decision to drop the female-only selections was “entirely appropriate’’. He said he supported the idea

of a target for women’s representation, but had not agreed with women-only selections. His New Lynn electorate committee had also disagreed with it. He has previously declined to give his views on it. Asked what it meant to for the leadership of the party and if there there would be concerns among the wider membership about Mr Shearer’s decision to drop it before it was put before members at the annual conference, he said “I have no idea.’’ “We are all keen to focus on issues that are important to New Zealanders.’’ He said the party’s women’s affairs spokeswoman Sue Moroney had proposals on how to lift the number of women in caucus. Labour’s president Moira Coatsworth would not talk to media after the caucus meeting this morning, but has issued a brief statement saying she agreed with Mr Shearer that the response to the women-only selection process had become a distraction and would not go forward. She said both she and Mr Shearer remained committed to getting 45 per cent female caucus in 2014 and 50 per cent after 2017. “We have developed a range of proposals that will help us get there. We need to return to talking about the issues that matter to New Zealanders and as a result, I won’t be making any further comment on the issue.’’ -NZH

Ex-soldier’s death ‘not a suicide’ Police have confirmed the death of former soldier Caleb Dean Henry on Monday was not a suicide. Henry died after a shoot-out with police on Auckland’s northern motorway just after 2am. Police had pursued the 20-year-old from the Kaimai Range, Bay of Plenty, which was more than 360km from where Henry stopped driving on the motorway. In a statement released yesterday afternoon, police said they had concluded their scene examination of the area near where the gunfire exchange took place, close to Sunset Road. A separate police investigation would “include an examination of police policy, practice and procedures, in addition to the ongoing homicide investigation and inquiries in the Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Waikato.” Results of these investigations were expected to take several weeks. Henry’s body has been released to his family. He will be buried in a private ceremony later this week, police said. “Police officers involved in yesterday’s exchange of shots

remain on duty and are receiving appropriate support as required.” Opotiki couple Alan and Anne Looney, who were allegedly attacked by Henry at their home on Sunday evening, described the incident as traumatic. The couple, aged 66 and 63, had their hands slashed and were tied up before their attacker fled in their Ford Ranger with their rifle and a credit card. “We feel really traumatised by what has happened. We are very simple people leading a very simple life and find it hard to comprehend that something like this could happen to us,” they said in a statement. It was difficult to imagine ever feeling safe again, Mr and Mrs Looney said. They also acknowledged Henry’s family, and thanked the community for their support. “We expect that his family are going through a trauma of their own. “Everyone has been fantastic and the support from the community has been overwhelming. “The phone has apparently been ringing off the hook with people wishing us well,” the couple said. - apnz

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Scott Watson first time I saw this photo was in the book Silent Evidence,” she said. “Having seen this photo, I know, without any doubt in my mind, that the male I served at Furneaux Lodge Bar was not Scott Watson.” Ms McDonald said the photo in question was available at the time of the trial, but neither defence nor prosecution chose to show it to Ms McNeilly. She said she felt “misled into identifying Scott Watson” for a number of reasons including that she was never shown the other photo of him. “Further, she said that had the police not suggested that the man in photograph 3 could have had a haircut (since the party at Furneaux Lodge) she ‘would not have picked him’ (or had she realised his hair had been short on the night),” Ms McDonald said in her report. Ms McNeilly also told Ms McDonald she believed she told the court the man she served was not missing any fingers. Watson is missing his little finger and ring finger on his right hand. There was no mention in court documents of Ms McNeilly giving evidence that the man she served had all of his fingers, just that they “were quite boney and skinny”. Ms McDonald said the fresh evidence was not enough to have changed the outcome of the trial. She also said the other witness, Mr Wallace, had placed Watson at the bar as well as on his water taxi,

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Reasons Ms McNeilly said she believed she was misled into identifying Scott Watson: * The appearance of the man in photo 3, montage B as he was at the New Year’s Eve Party was “misrepresented” to her [by police]; * Despite her constant requests the police and the prosecutor declined to show her a photograph of Mr Watson taken on the night of the party; * The eyes in the photograph she identified are unnatural and captured Scott Watson blinking; and * She was informed by police that the name of the man at the bar was “Scott Watson” and so she referred to “Scott Watson” when she was asked about the man. so Ms McNeilly’s evidence was not crucial to the case. Mr Wallace has also retracted his evidence that Watson was the man he saw at the bar and on his taxi. But Ms McDonald said that evidence had to be viewed in the context of the other trial evidence, including the DNA evidence which suggested that two hairs found on Mr Watson’s boat came from Ms Hope, she said. Ms McDonald’s conclusion was that none of the new evidence was sufficiently persuasive that, when considered alongside all the other evidence given at Watson’s trial, there was a real possibility that the jury would have returned a different verdict. -APNZ

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Special breakfast for house builders Sub-contractors and tradesmen who gave time and materials to help build a house that will be auctioned to raise money for Ashburton’s new sports stadium, shared an early break-

fast yesterday. The home was built by Jennian Homes as part of the Ashburton swim team’s fundraiser for the new complex but it involved a large number of

other tradespeople and contractors. Yesterday’s breakfast provided an opportunity for people who had worked on the project to take a look at the

finished product. The house will be auctioned off on July 20 with profits going to the EA Networks Centre as part of the community’s $500,000 fundraising project.

Search for missing man to continue The search for missing Canterbury man Peter John Crowther, whose car was found concealed in remote bush on Sunday is to resume today. Mr Crowther, 55, was reported missing on Friday 14 June.

His green 1996 Mitsubishi Galant was found near Mount White Bridge, close to the Hawdon Shelter by a member of the public. A 20-strong team of police and volunteers searched an area of thick bush in the Arthur’s Pass

National Park, close to the Mount White bridge yesterday. “Conditions in the area, which is at an elevation of between 500 and 600 metres, have been extremely cold with a high today of 2 degrees,” police said.

A helicopter also performed a brief aerial search of nearby rivers and huts. Nothing of interest was located. Mr Crowther was last seen about 4pm on June 14 at his workplace in Addington. -APNZ

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A woman who said she served a man who looked like convicted murderer Scott Watson on the night Olivia Hope and Ben Smart disappeared now says she was tricked into making a false identity. Watson was yesterday denied a pardon from Governor-General Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae, following a Ministry of Justice review. The ministry’s report, written by Kristy McDonald QC, found none of the new evidence Watson put forward was fresh or credible enough for a pardon. This was despite two key witnesses saying they now felt they had wrongly identified him in the hours before Ms Hope and Mr Smart disappeared. Watson was convicted of murdering the two friends, who were last seen boarding a yacht in Endeavour Inlet, in the Marlborough Sounds, in the early hours of January 1, 1998. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years. A main ground of Watson’s application was his submission that two key Crown witnesses - Guy Wallace, a water taxi driver, and Roslyn McNeilly, a bar manager - had made statements changing their trial evidence relating to Watson’s identification. Ms McDonald interviewed Ms McNeilly, who said she felt “misled” in identifying Watson. During the police investigation Ms McNeilly was shown a montage of photos in which she pointed out Watson as the man she had served. In an affidavit she said: “The male in photo 3 of montage B had similar eyes but would have had a lot more hair and had one or two days facial growth. I stated this at the time. “I was never shown the photo taken of Scott Watson taken on New Year’s Eve just before he went ashore. The

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By Matthew Theunissen The police watchdog has raised concerns about officers’ actions while pursuing a drunk driver through the streets of south Auckland, which ended in a crash that left a passenger dead. Georgina Cherish Stone-Te Haara, 20, was killed and three others seriously injured when a stolen Holden Barina, driven by 17-year-old Setefano Tonga, crashed and rolled on Chapel Rd in Flat Bush on December 5, 2010. The Independent Police Conduct Authority yesterday released its report, which concluded that Tonga’s actions ultimately led to Ms Stone-Te Haara death, but that the officers involved had not met certain standards. However, it found they had been justified in initiating the pursuit. It found that a new digital radio system introduced six days earlier had resulted in communication problems “which affected nearly every aspect of the incident”, and that police should have ended the chase sooner given the risks it posed to the public. Officers deployed road spikes in two separate locations to try and stop the vehicle - which by some estimates reached speeds of up to 180km/h - and the authority found they had not done so in accordance with police policy, with particular concern raised around the location chosen for the deployment. The pursuit was initiated in Maraetai in the southeast when an officer tried to apprehend Tonga because the car had been identified as stolen and linked to a bag snatch. The pursuit lasted four and a half minutes and covered 6.7km. After the chase had been called off, the Holden lost control, struck the edge of a concrete driveway and rolled a few times before landing upside down. Tonga, Ms Stone Te-Haara and another passenger were thrown from the vehicle - both surviving

passengers later told police that Tonga had told them to remove their seatbelts so they would be ready to run. Two witnesses made complaints about the police’s conduct that day. One man said police had chased the the car into an area full of traffic and pedestrians, another complained that the use of road spikes had put her family in danger. “[The fleeing] car didn’t slow down at all but it swerved towards us to try and avoid the road spikes. I actually thought that [it] was going to hit us,” the witness said. The authority agreed. “... the authority is concerned about the deployment of road spikes near a major intersection controlled by traffic lights. However, the authority is unable to conclude that the deployment site was unsuitable in the circumstances.” Tonga pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other offences including driving with excess blood alcohol. He was sentenced to five years and four months’ imprisonment and disqualified from driving for seven years. In response to the authority’s report, police said they were justified in pursuing the vehicle. “Police do not want to see anyone die needlessly on our roads, but we always face a difficult balance when people choose to risk their own lives and others’ lives by driving drunk, dangerously or at speed to avoid police,” said Counties Manukau district commander Superintendent John Timms. He said much work had been done since the incident to address the radio difficulties experienced that day. “We’ll continue to improve our training and policies to ensure that pursuits are conducted in ways that minimise risks to other road users. We are committed to making our policy as safe as it possibly can be, given that this is always a dangerous and highly unpredictable situation.” - APNZ

Know when to fold ‘em or hold ‘em By Brayden Lindsay People wanting to learn more about Texas Hold’em poker have the chance to witness bluffing and other poker techniques first-hand, as the National Pub Poker League takes place at Hotel Ashburton on Sundays and Tuesdays. There are four seasons each year for the league, with it currently in its 3rd season of the competition for this year. Time is running out for competitors to make the finals for the third season, with the league end set for July 28. The winners from the four regional finals and the North Islands equivalent will then attend a National Competition to be held in Christchurch on November 30 and December 1 to try and become the New Zealand Pub Poker League Champion for the 2012/13 series, which includes a lucrative $20’000 prize for the winner. National Pub Poker South Island regional manager Hanne Quinn said the event is still strong in Ashburton. “We have lost a little bit of business in Christchurch from when the earthquakes hit, but business is steady, and playing numbers in Ashburton are solid,” she said. Ashburton has around 50 players competing over the two nights a week the competition runs, while there are between 100 to 150 players registered in the Mid Canterbury area. Mrs Quinn said the standard of players in the area was pretty good. “They put up a pretty good fight; they all have quite a good idea on how to play,” she said. Mrs Quinn has been part of the event since it first opened seven years ago and said it is a bit harder to attract players to events during the winter. “It’s the middle of winter, whereas summer is definitely better for us as people are more willing to travel.” People can head along and watch keen poker players go at it on Sundays 1 to 5pm and Tuesdays 7 to 10:30pm.

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Lack of ice in Naseby ‘frustrating’ Ice sports fans have been left cooling their heels in Naseby as a lack of the vital ingredient – ice – has delayed the opening of the luge track and skating rink. Despite the area being lashed last month by the heaviest snowfall in decades, there is a shortage of ice, thanks to milder than usual temperatures following the storm. The 360m luge track usually opens around Queen’s Birthday Weekend, but more frosts are needed this week before it can open. This would be its latest opening in its five-year history, New Zealand Olympic Luge Association president Geoff Balme said. “Some years it’s been later on in June before it’s opened, but I can’t recall the opening ever delayed until this time in July.” Despite several metres of snow falling on the track last month, it was too hard to get to the site, so the snow could not be packed down, he said. The bulk of the snow vanished in last week’s “big thaw”. Luge camps are planned for the school holidays, which begin next week, so he was hopeful of “a few nice frosts before then”. Hopes for a national bonspiel on the ice at Idaburn dam this year were fading fast, ice master Stewart McKnight said yesterday. “Don’t hold your breath, that’s what I’d say. It looks pretty disastrous for outdoors curling. We haven’t had enough frosts to build up a base and it’s been real funny weather - I’ve never seen so much snow melt so quickly as it did last week. “Usually it’s about now we’d be thinking of a bonspiel, but there’s hardly any ice yet.” Even the indoor curling rink at Naseby has been closed for business for the past three days. Rink manager Ewan Kirk said a power surge on Friday “fried” part of the rink’s electronics. A replacement part should arrive today from Auckland. - APNZ

Fabrication claim infuriates By Matthew Backhouse A Kiwi war correspondent who is suing the Defence Force for defamation says he was furious when he was accused of fabricating a visit to an Afghan base. Jon Stephenson claims he was defamed by Defence Force chief Lieutenant General Rhys Jones after writing two articles about SAS soldiers transferring Afghan detainees to authorities who tortured them. The articles mentioned a meeting between Stephenson and the commander of an Afghan crisis response unit (CRU) base in April 2010. The Defence Force later released a press statement which said the commander denied speaking with Stephenson and that the reporter had been denied entry to the base. Stephenson, a freelance journalist who has reported extensively from Afghanistan, has tried to get the Defence Force to retract the statement but it still appears on the NZDF website. Giving evidence before a jury in the High Court at Wellington yesterday, Stephenson spoke of his shock when he first saw the statement. “I was furious, and frankly I still am.” He said journalists were not in the business of being popular and he expected criticism - but General Jones had not not attacked him on the issue, but on “something completely irrelevant”. “He played the man, not the ball.” Stephenson said the NZDF sent the statement to one of the most extensive news media distribution lists he had ever seen, including both major television channels and all the major newspapers and radio stations.

Jon Stephenson His lawyer Davey Salmon asked him if any news outlets had been left out, to which Stephenson replied: “None that comes to mind. Even I’m on the list.” Stephenson said he knew many of the reporters on the list, some of whom were senior journalists and others who were “very close friends”. He said he immediately started getting calls about the statement, and the blood rushed to his face with the shock. “The phone just started ringing, person after person wanting a statement, wanting a comment,” he said. “I just had a sense of intense confusion and anger. I was just perplexed, I couldn’t understand.” Many media outlets wrote stories using the statement or published it in full, he said. Asked how the accusation had affected him, Stephenson said being fair, accu-

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rate and professional was at the heart of journalism. “But to make stuff up, you don’t do that, and all my colleagues sitting here will tell you that a journalist who fabricates information gets shown the door - no ifs, no buts. You don’t do it.” The jury was this morning played an audio recording of a voice memo Stephenson dictated following his visit to the CRU base. Stephenson told the jury he made “extensive” notes about the meeting when he returned to Kabul with his translator and driver, in addition to his initial notes during the meeting. He then made a voice memo based on the notes and other observations from the base about 3am. Stephenson said he then destroyed the second set of notes and stored the voice memo on his laptop using encryption. In the recording, Stephenson said he initially went to the CRU base on April 25 but was denied entry. He could see both the Afghan and New Zealand flags flying within the base. The next day he returned and was “more successful”. He was allowed entry to the CRU base, where he met with the commander. He described the room where they met, which was lit with fluorescent lights and had a low ceiling. Stephenson said he and the commander had discussed the role and reputation of the New Zealand troops, including the transfer of detainees to Afghan authorities. General Jones sat within the courtroom, while investigative reporter Nicky Hager sat in support of Stephenson in the court’s public gallery. The trial continues. - APNZ

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A young sex offender who raped a girl and filmed his sexual abuse is staring down the barrel of an indefinite prison sentence. The 19-year-old has previously pleaded guilty to rape, three charges of unlawful sexual connection and one of making an intimate visual recording. The Albany man was back at the North Shore District Court yesterday where Judge Roy Wade continued his interim name suppression, partly for the teenager’s personal safety. “I’m very aware that a defendant ... while in custody and with the publication of his name, it is likely to influence other inmates who notoriously take a violent view against defendants charged with sexual offending.” He said the man also had mental health issues. The man was to be sentenced yesterday but the Crown has since applied to have the case transferred to the High Court at Auckland because it is seeking a sentence of preventive detention. Only the High Court has the power to impose such a sentence which would see the man jailed for an indefinite period. Judge Wade agreed to send the case to the High Court where it will be called next week. -APNZ

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“Prawesh told me, ‘You need to go to the car and wait for me’.” Alahakoon said Sawal dumped bags in the car before returning to the house. “After a while there was a huge explosion all of a sudden,” Alahakoon said. “At the sound, I turned and saw Prawesh running and getting into the car. “He said, ‘Go, go, go, keep going’.” Mr Battelage’s badly charred body was found by firefighters later that morning. Asked directly by Mr Hall if he was responsible for his Oxford Cricket Club teammate’s death, Alahakoon began weeping. “I did not kill Sameera. I did not do any harm. I wasn’t involved in Sameera’s death in any way.” The trial, before Justice Christian Whata, continues today. -APNZ ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, July 6, 2013

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Overstayer Thuvan Prawesh Sawal cut the throat of a fellow Sri Lankan and ordered a terrified friend to mop up the bloody mess, a court heard yesterday. Murder co-accused Viraj Alahakoon said he was woken in the early hours of February 23 last year by Sawal shouting, covered in blood, and holding a knife. Their friend, Canterbury dairy farmer Sameera Chandrasena Battelage, sat dead on a chair with a pool of blood at his feet. After Sawal “feverishly” wiped down Mr Battelage’s farmhouse on Domain Rd, just outside Oxford in North Canterbury, he then torched the house using petrol, Alahakoon said. Alahakoon, 35, said he was “paralysed”, and 24-year-old Sawal told him to go outside and start the car. There was a “huge explosion” and the house became engulfed in flames, he said. “This is the last of Sameera,” Alahakoon claims he was told by Sawal as they drove away to dump the bloodied clothes and cover their tracks. The dramatic evidence came on the 12th day of the pair’s High Court murder trial in Christchurch yesterday. Both accused blame each other. The Crown says Mr Battelage’s neck was stabbed or cut six times before his body was doused in petrol and set alight. Earlier, the court heard that Alahakoon and Sawal had visited Mr Battelage on the night he died to confront him over an affair he was having with a woman they knew. Sawal allegedly told Alahakoon he would “somehow make this whole problem go away”. They had been drinking at Oxford Working Men’s Club before returning to


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Egyptian ‘massacre’ triggers uprising call Fifty-one people, mostly Mohamed Morsi loyalists, were killed in Egypt while rallying in favour of the ousted president, as the new rulers announced fresh elections by early 2014 amid US calls for restraint. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, which has led demonstrations against last week’s overthrow of the Islamist leader, called for an “uprising,” saying troops and police “massacred” its supporters during dawn prayers in Cairo yesterday. Amid the widening chasm in the restive country, interim president Adly Mansour issued a decree setting a timetable for a referendum on an amended constitution and parliamentary elections by the end of January. He will announce the date for presidential elections after the new parliament convenes, according to a draft of the 33-article decree published by the official MENA news agency. The carnage outside the elite Republican Guards’ headquarters has further delayed Mansour’s efforts to name a new prime minister, as the loose opposition coalition that backed Morsi’s ouster lost a key Islamist party. The Brotherhood released the names of 42 people killed in the incident, as the interior ministry and military said two policemen and a soldier were also killed. The military blamed “terrorists”, while witnesses, including Brotherhood supporters at the scene, said security forces fired only warning shots and tear gas, and that “thugs” in civilian clothes carried out the shootings. The United States called on the Egyptian army to exercise “maximum restraint”, while also condemning “explicit” Brotherhood

calls to violence. The Islamist movement’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), had called for “an uprising by the great people of Egypt against those trying to steal their revolution with tanks” because of yesterday’s killings. It urged “the international community and international groups and all the free people of the world to intervene to stop further massacres... and prevent a new Syria in the Arab world”. According to Mansour’s decree, a panel representing political, religious and security services will agree final amendments to the constitution suspended on Morsi’s ouster and put it to referendum within five months. Parliamentary elections would be completed in less than three months. In response to the “massacre”, the conservative Islamist Al-Nur party, which won almost a quarter of the votes in 2011-2012 parliamentary elections and had backed the army’s overthrow of Morsi, said it was pulling out of talks on a new government. Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb of the Cairo-based Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s highest seat of learning, said he would “remain in seclusion” until the bloodletting ends “and those behind it take responsibility”. Mansour, a top judge before his appointment as interim president, had ordered a judicial commission of inquiry into the killings. Witnesses say Islamists hurled stones at the security forces who responded with tear gas and live rounds. “Morsi supporters were praying while the police and army fired live rounds and tear gas at them,” said the Brotherhood. Emergency services chief Mohammed Sultan said at least 51 people were killed and 435 wounded. - AFP

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A supporter of ousted President Mohammed Morsi with a national flag gestures to army soldiers on guard at the Republican Guard building in Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, yesterday.

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Trio thank public Three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade issued a YouTube video yesterday in which they thanked the public for the encouragement and financial support that is allowing them to restart their lives. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight broke their public silence in the 3-minute, 30-second video posted at midnight. They said the support and prayers of family, friends and the public is allowing them to rebuild their lives after what Berry called “this entire ordeal”. The women had gone missing separately between 2002 and 2004, when they were 14, 16, and 20 years old. Cleveland resident Ariel Castro has pleaded not guilty to a 329-count indictment alleging he kidnapped them off the streets and held them captive in his twostorey home. The 52-year-old former bus driver fathered a 6-year-old daughter with Berry and is accused of starving and punching Knight, causing her to miscarry. He was arrested on May 6, shortly after Berry broke through a door at the home and yelled to neighbors for help. Knight said in the video, filmed July 2, that she is building a “brand new life”.

“I may have been through hell and back, but I am strong enough to walk through hell with a smile on my face and my head held high,” she said, reading from a prepared statement. “I will not let the situation define who I am. I will define the situation. I don’t want to be consumed by hatred.” DeJesus’ parents, Felix DeJesus and Nancy Ruiz, thanked the public for donations to a fund set up to help the women. In addition, Ruiz encouraged parents with missing loved ones to reach out for assistance. “Count on your neighbours,” she said. “Don’t be afraid to ask for the help because help is available.” Kathy Joseph, an attorney for Knight, said in a statement that the three women wanted to “say thank you to people from Cleveland and across the world, now that two months have passed.” She said they’re being recognised in public, “so they decided to put voices and faces to their heartfelt messages”. James Wooley, attorney for Berry and DeJesus, also issued a statement saying Knight and his clients thank people for the privacy they’ve been given and do not want to discuss their case with the news media or anyone else. - AP

Pilots quizzed after San Francisco plane crash Investigators probing the Asiana Airlines plane crash in San Francisco have begun interviewing cockpit crew of the Boeing 777 amid mounting indications that pilot error may have caused the fatal accident. Two teenage Chinese girls were killed and more than 180 people were injured after the Asiana flight from Seoul clipped a seawall short

of the runway and went skidding out of control on its belly, shredding the tail end of the plane and starting a fire. Deborah Hersman, head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), said the aircraft’s four-man flying crew were being quizzed as it emerged the plane had been flying well below the recommended speed for landing


when it crashed at San Francisco International Airport at the weekend. “We will determine exactly what happened, when it happened and how it happened, if it was consistent with their process or procedures or if there is any deviation,” she said. Flight data showed the plane had been travelling at about 106 knots

(254km/h) at impact - sharply lower than the target speed necessary for landing. “137 knots is the speed that they want to have when they cross the threshold of the runway,” Hersman said. “The crew is responsible to make a safe approach to the airport. (Air traffic controllers) are not responsible for speed management on the



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aircraft.” Asiana confirmed that the pilot of the aircraft, 46-year-old Lee Kang-Kuk, was being trained on operating the Boeing 777. The airline said Lee had just 43 hours of experience in piloting the popular passenger aircraft, although he had accumulated more than 9000 hours of flight time experience on other planes. Asiana CEO Yoon Young-Doo

described media reports that pilot error may have caused the tragedy as “intolerable,” calling it a “matter of speculation”. Chinese state media meanwhile identified the two dead passengers as Ye Mengyuan, 16, and Wang Linjia, 17, high school classmates from eastern China’s Zhejiang province. One of the girls may have been

run over by an airport fire engine rushing to the scene, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White told reporters yesterday. “That is a possibility,” Hayes-White said. San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault earlier told the San Francisco Chronicle that the other girl appeared to have died from injuries suffered as she was hurled out of the plane. - AFP


Train inferno death toll rises The death toll from the massive explosion caused by a runaway oil tanker train that derailed and flattened part of a small Canadian town has risen to 13, a coroner says, and dozens more remain missing. Confirmation of eight further deaths in Lac-Megantic, in the Quebec province, yesterday came as environmental officials warned that around 100,000 litres of oil spilled in the disaster was headed for the Saint Lawrence River. With the coroner stating that the official toll had more than doubled from the previous count of five, police at a joint press conference said around three dozen people are still missing. Officials have said they expect the death toll to rise further given

the number of people yet unaccounted for. Evacuees meanwhile will be able to return home today, Mayor Colette Roy-Laroche said. As many as 1500 Lac-Megantic residents have been holed up at emergency shelters or staying with friends and family will be allowed to return to their homes. About 500 people are already believed to have headed back to their homes after the smouldering debris cooled and a widening area was declared safe, the official said. Firefighters put out the inferno at the weekend after it had destroyed a two-square-kilometre area of the picturesque lakeside village 250km east of Montreal. The freight train operated by Montreal, Maine & Atlantic

Railway derailed and exploded on Sunday, unleashing a wall of fire that tore through homes and businesses in Lac-Megantic – population 6000. The fire levelled more than four blocks, including 30 buildings. Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway said the train had been transporting 72 carloads of crude oil when it derailed. Rail company spokesman Christophe Journet said the train had been stopped in the neighbouring town of Nantes for a crew changeover. For an as yet unknown reason, Journet said, the train “started to advance, to move down the slope leading to Lac-Megantic,” even though the brakes were engaged. - AFP

Downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, is in ruins as firefighters continue to water smouldering rubble.

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FACS failed Tanilla, family says During Tanilla Warrick-Deaves’ short life, 33 reports were made to NSW community services concerning her safety, her relatives say. But she was returned to the care of her mother, Donna Deaves, who has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of the two-year-old girl who was killed two years ago. Looking pale and drawn but speaking in a clear voice, Deaves, 29, pleaded not guilty to murdering her daughter, but guilty of her manslaughter in the NSW Supreme Court yesterday. She had been due to stand trial for murder this week, but her guilty plea to manslaughter was accepted by the Crown. Crown prosecutor Terrance Thorpe told the court Deaves had not inflicted the fatal injuries, but was guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of criminal negligence. “She did not get medical assis-

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The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her rugby player husband, Mike Tindall, have talked openly about their desire to start a family. The couple, who are now expecting, are following closely in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child. The pair’s sporting commitments – particular Zara’s Olympic dreams – meant their schedules were hectic and much of their time was devoted to their respective rugby and eventing careers. In the summer of 2012, former world champion Zara achieved her dream of competing in the Olympics, winning a team silver in front of a home crowd in London. Mike Tindall spoke about how they were waiting for the right window before having a baby. “Obviously we’re going to have a family. But it’s about timing,” he said at the launch of his new charity Rugby For Heroes in May 2012. “Obviously it’s the Olympics this year, the Europeans next year, the World Championships the year after for her. “I want to play for another two years, so it’s just where we find the balance in that. I wouldn’t say we’ll wait, we’ll try and find a window.”




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continue to be optimistic, similar to last quarter. They are acting on that optimism with investment and hiring which had been the missing ingredient in the recovery that we are seeing right across the regions.” A net 9 percent of firms expect to hire more workers in the next quarter, up from a net 5 percent last quarter. A net 4 percent of firms expect to invest more in buildings, up from 3 percent last quarter, while a net 10 percent plan to invest more in plant and machinery, up from 8 percent the previous quarter.

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The pair are already a doting aunt and uncle to their two nieces, Savannah and Isla – the daughters of Zara’s brother Peter and his wife Autumn. Zara, a silver medal-winning Olympian and the Queen’s granddaughter, is one of Britain’s leading equestrian riders. The royal took a tumble while competing at the Barbury International Eventing and Show in Marlborough, Wiltshire, a few days ago. But she was described as “fine” by a spokeswoman for Juniper Sport, a PR and sports agency that represents her. The spokeswoman added that Zara was one of the many famous faces at Wimbledon to see Andy Murray make history by winning the men’s title. The royal won a London 2012 silver with eventing equestrian teammates William Fox-Pitt, Mary King, Tina Cook and Nicola Wilson, and is planning to take part in the Rio Games in 2016. Asked if Zara still had the next Olympics on her schedule now she was a prospective mother the spokeswoman said: “She can still compete, it totally depends on horses and whether she feels it’s appropriate.”

The royal baby will be the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s fourth great grandchild, after Savannah and Isla Phillips and William and Kate’s baby, which is due this month. Zara’s pregnancy comes in the year of the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, with the baby set to arrive in the New Year of 2014. The couple wed in July 2011 in Edinburgh’s Canongate Kirk in a private ceremony attended by all the senior members of the Royal Family, three months after Zara’s cousin William married Kate. Tindall said his wedding topped winning the World Cup, and Zara described the day as “amazing”. Just months later, newlywed Tindall was fined and booted out of the England rugby squad for drunken antics during the World Cup in New Zealand. He apparently took part in a “dwarf tossing” competition with fellow players and was seen embracing an ex-girlfriend. He was later reinstated to the team and had his fine reduced because he could not remember the drinking session and did not intentionally mislead the RFU team management. - PA

• Prince on Twitter The Duke of York has become the first member of the Royal Family to join Twitter under their own name. Andrew’s Twitter membership was launched yesterday with the simple tweet “Welcome to my Twitter account - AY”. Tweets signed AY, for Andrew York, are personally written by the Duke while others will be posted by his office. The Queen and members of her family are represented on Twitter by the account @BritishMonarchy, while @ClarenceHouse covers the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. - PA

• Fugitive caught One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been caught hiding naked in a panic room at his luxury Spanish villa, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) says. Convicted drug trafficker Mark Lilley went on the run in 2000 when he skipped bail during his trial. But he was finally arrested when police launched a dawn raid on his home in Malaga at the weekend. Footage of the operation shows armed officers climbing over a gate before running to Lilley’s front door and smashing their way in with a battering ram. The fugitive is then filmed being handcuffed with a strip of cloth wrapped around the lower half of his body. Lilley, 41, from Warrington in Cheshire, was found wearing no clothes and hiding in a panic room concealed behind a wardrobe in - PA his bedroom.

• Captain on trial The trial of the captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun in a theatre converted into a courtroom in Tuscany to accommodate all the survivors and relatives of the 32 victims who want to see justice carried out in the 2012 tragedy. The sole defendant, Francesco Schettino, made no comment to reporters as he arrived for his trial yesterday on charges of multiple manslaughter, abandoning ship and causing the shipwreck near the island - AP of Giglio.


Business confidence held at a three-year high in the second quarter as domestic trading activity eased, according to the latest Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. A net 31 percent of businesses remained optimistic in June, seasonally adjusted, unchanged from the March quarter, the institute said. Last quarter was the highest since March


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A co-accused, who can’t be named for legal reasons, will stand trial for murder later this year. Speaking outside court, Tanilla’s stepmother, Brooke Bowen, wept as she accused the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) of failing the “beautiful little girl”. She said Tanilla’s father, Adrian Warrick, was told to return Tanilla to Deaves’ care shortly before her death. “They should hang their heads in shame,” Ms Bowen said angrily. “It wasn’t just the last two weeks of her life that she was being reported. She had 33 reports on her and she was only two-and-ahalf. Alarm bells, hello? “They let Tanilla down. A lot of people let Tanilla down.” Comment has been sought from FACS. Deaves will face a sentence hearing on September 12. - AAP

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By Pattrick Smellie Rules requiring Telecom and Chorus to provide free local calling, internet dial-up connections and a free listing in the telephone book are up for review in a discussion document released by Communications Minister Amy Adams. However, industry watchers are far more anxious to see a delayed discussion document into the rules that will apply to telecommunications in emerging ultra-fast broadband and mobile markets than the review of obligations that relate to the telecommunications sector as it was in the past. The latest discussion document relates to the Telecommunications Service Obligations, established in 2001, and which were derived from the Kiwi Share arrangements that accompanied the privatisation of Telecom in 1990. The proposed changes would seek to make the obligations “competitively neutral” instead of applying only to Telecom and Chorus, would retain free calling, and continue to moderate monthly telephone line rental charges by fixing increases to inflation rates. Under some of the proposals, the TSO would apply only in areas that were remote or lacking in competition, although free local calling would be retained under all three proposed options for reform. Chorus general counsel Vanessa Oakley welcomed the review as an opportunity to create “a fit for purpose TSO framework that acknowledges the significant change in industry structure and the government’s fibre vision.” The terms of the TSO had been superseded by regulated pricing under standard terms determinations, its contract with the government to roll out ultra-fast broadband to urban

areas, the terms of the rural broadband initiative contracts, and open access deeds of undertaking. “There is currently no Consumers Price Index or other adjustment in Chorus’s prices,” she said in a statement. “Chorus will need to consider carefully any economic impact of any proposal to extend its TSO obligations.” The discussion document says change to the TSO is needed now because the current arrangement “locks Telecom into continuing to use older ‘legacy’ technology that will be replaced over time.” “The current TSO does not allow Telecom to use the most cost-effective and modern technology to provide TSO services, potentially delaying availability of cheaper and more innovative services”, while the minimum internet speeds set out in the TSO were “very dated” and slow. “TSO protections appear redundant for most homes (predominantly those in urban areas), because alternative services at attractive prices are available from competitors in most parts of the country.” The fact that telecoms service providers other than Telecom and Chorus faced no obligations also imposed costs on those two players, meaning the system is not “competitively neutral”. Three options, ranging from minimal to substantial changes to the TSO, are outlined. All retain free local calling, but the minimal reform option would do no more than replace the requirement for dial-up internet connection with a requirement to “provide access to the internet.” Use of the CPI as the inflation index for fixed line monthly rental prices would change to the Producers Price Index, although his could lock in historic over-recovery of costs by the TSO - BusinessDesk providers. 

The economic recovery is uneven across regions, with a surge in Canterbury, gradual growth in Auckland and contraction in Wellington, the institute said. In the North Island, the drought negatively affected the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. Costs and prices ticked up in the June quarter but remain at historically modest levels, the institute said. Much of the costs and price pressures are concentrated in Canterbury and are low elsewhere, the institute said. For 27 percent of Canterbury firms,

capacity is a constraint to growth, the institute said. That compares with 10 percent of firms in the rest of New Zealand, up from 6 percent last quarter, the institute said. Activity is growing strongly for manufacturing and building, largely driven by Canterbury, the institute said. Service sales are growing gradually while financial services sales slowed in line with lower mortgage approvals in recent months. Growth in retail sales also slowed. - BusinessDesk

Credit and debit card spending jumps 1.1% New Zealand retail spending on credit, debit and charge cards rose more than expected last month, driven by fuel and hospitality. Total retail billings rose 1.1 per cent, seasonally adjusted, in June, according to Statistics New Zealand. Actual retail sales were up 5.1 per cent from the same month in 2012. A monthly gain of 0.5 per cent and an annual increase of 5.4 per cent had been expected, according to a Reuters survey. Spending on fuel rose 3.5 per cent, seasonally adjusted, and hospitality was up 1.7 per cent. Spending on consumables such as food and liquor rose 0.1 per cent and spending on durables including furniture and appliances was up 0.8 per cent. Spending on apparel rose 2.5 per cent. June marked the third straight monthly gain in transactions and was the biggest increase since August last year. The data accounts for about 65 per cent of all New Zealand retail sales and is the main indicator of monthly consumer spending since the retail sales series was moved to a quarterly basis.

Total electronic card spending rose 1.2 per cent while core retail spending, which strips out autorelated sectors, gained 0.7 per cent, yesterday’s report showed. “Total card spending was inflated by a sharp rise in fuel prices in June, but even allowing for that, the underlying pace of spending has been stronger than we expected over the last few months,” said Michael Gordon, senior economist at Westpac Banking Corp. “It looks likely that household spending will make a greater contribution to GDP growth in Q2 compared to the 0.4 per cent rise in Q1, which will help to blunt the impact of lost production as a result of the drought,” he said. Retail-related companies on the NZX have gained 6.9 per cent as a group this year, based on a Reuters index of cyclical consumer goods and services companies. In unadjusted terms, there were 106 million transactions across all industries in June with an average value of $51. Total spending was $5.4 billion. - BusinessDesk


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old nights mean thoughts turn to comfort food but after work it’s a big ask to have time to turn out a roast or anything that takes long, slow cooking. That’s where a quick bake comes into its own. Good quality meat that cooks quickly, pasta and vegetables with a few other ingredients and with a bit of imagination – or a good cook book – and dinner can be in the oven in 15 minutes, on the table in another 30 or 40 minutes. Cottage beef and pasta

1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 t minced garlic 500g mince 3 stalks celery, finely chopped 1 bay leaf 1 t each dried basil and oregano 400g can peeled tomatoes in juice ¼ C beef stock 3 T chopped parsley 200g small spiral pasta

Topping: 2 eggs 250g cottage cheese, natural yoghurt or crème fraiche ¾ C grated tasty cheddar cheese

• Cook the onion in a dash of oil in a frying pan on low heat for 5 minutes. • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Set aside. • Add the beef mince and cook, breaking up often with the back of a spoon until the mince is no longer pink. • Return the onion to the pan • Add celery, bay leaf and dried herbs, tomatoes in their juice and beef stock. • Cover and simmer gently for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until quite thick. • Remove the bay leaf and stir in the parsley. • Cook pasta, drain and mix with mince • Turn into baking dish. • Beat the eggs with the cottage cheese, yoghurt or crème fraiche and grated cheese. • Pour over the mince. • Bake at 190°C for about 30 minutes until well-coloured on top. Tomato, basil and cheese baked pasta

500g small shell pasta 2 T extra-virgin olive oil, 3 large cloves garlic ½ small to medium yellow onion

1 x 450g can crushed Italian tomatoes, any brand ½ C 12 fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces Salt and pepper 1 C store bought basil pesto sauce 1 C ricotta cheese ½ C grated parmesan 250g fresh mozzarella

1 T olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 500g lean lamb mince 1 t ground cinnamon 1 beef or lamb stock cube 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 1 T dried oregano 400g macaroni 250g tub ricotta 50g parmesan, grated 50ml milk garlic bread, to serve (optional)

• Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and cook for 10 mins until soft. • Add the garlic and cook for 1 min more • Add mince, turn up the heat and brown, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon. • Once the lamb is browned, add the cinnamon, crumbled stock cube, tomatoes and oregano. • Stir well and simmer for 15 mins, covered, then for 15 mins, uncovered, until the sauce has thickened and the tomatoes have cooked down. • Cook the macaroni following pack instructions. Drain well.

1 large butternut squash, peeled and cut into 2½ cm/1in chunks 2 t olive oil 300g macaroni 50g butter 50g plain flour 1 t English mustard powder 500ml milk 200g extra-mature cheddar or vegetarian alternative, grated 50g parmesan, grated

• Heat oven to 200°C • Mix together the ricotta, most of the parmesan and the milk with plenty of seasoning • Stir into the macaroni. • Tip the mince into a large baking dish • Top with the macaroni mixture, and scatter over the remaining Parmesan. • Bake for 30 mins until golden and bubbling. Tuna and pasta bake

2 x 185g cans tuna in olive oil, drained well, 1 tbsp oil reserved 2 x 400g cans chopped tomato with garlic and herbs 350g dried pasta shapes 300g broccoli, chopped into small florets

200g pack light soft cheese 100g cheddar, finely grated 25g breadcrumbs salad, to serve (optional)

• Heat the reserved oil from the tuna in a very large saucepan. • Tip in the tomatoes plus 200ml water and simmer • Cook the pasta, following pack instructions. • Add the broccoli for the final 3 mins, then drain, reserving some of the cooking water. • Heat the grill • Stir the soft cheese into the tomato sauce until melted • Mix with the pasta, broccoli and drained tuna, along with a little of the reserved

cooking water if the sauce looks a bit thick. • Season with salt and pepper. • Tip into an ovenproof dish and sprinkle on the cheddar and crumbs. • Grill, for about 4-6 mins until golden and bubbling. Sausage ragout and pasta bake

6 good-quality pork sausages (about 400g), skinned 680g jar passata with garlic and herbs 1 T oregano, chopped (or 1 tsp dried) 500g pack pasta shapes 400g pack spinach 2 x 350g tubs ready-made cheese sauce (use a full-fat one if freezing) freshly grated nutmeg

• Heat oven to 220C • Toss the squash with the olive oil and some seasoning • Roast on a baking sheet for 15-20 mins until tender. • Meanwhile, cook the macaroni following pack instructions, then drain. • Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the flour and mustard powder to make a paste. • Gradually whisk in the milk and simmer to thicken to a smooth sauce, stirring constantly. • Take the sauce off the heat and mash in a third of the squash with the cheddar and half the parmesan. • Season, then stir in the drained macaroni with the remaining squash. • Tip into an ovenproof dish, scatter with the remaining parmesan. • Bake for 15 mins until golden and bubbling.

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Greek lamb and pasta bake

100g parmesan, grated 1 egg, beaten, to glaze

• Heat a large frying pan and brown the sausages, using a wooden spoon to break up the meat. • Pour off any fat from the pan, stir in the passata, bring to the boil • Add the oregano and season. Simmer for 10 mins. • Cook the pasta, reserve some cooking water, then drain, cool under cold water and drain again. • Meanwhile, pour a kettle of boiling water over the spinach in a colander to wilt • Squeeze out all the water. • Mix the pasta with the cheese sauce and some of the reserved water, to loosen. Season. • In a large dish, add the meat sauce, then the spinach, some nutmeg and seasoning. • Add a third of the parmesan, the cheesy pasta, more nutmeg and finally the rest of the cheese. • Bake for 40-45 mins, until the dish is piping hot and golden.

• Preheat oven to 180 degrees • Cook past, drain, toss with a little oil and keep warm • Preheat a deep, pan over medium heat. • Add crushed garlic and chopped onion • Cook, until the onions are mushy and look cooked. • Add the tomatoes to the onions and stir to simmer • Reduce the heat under the sauce to low. Stir in basil pieces to wilt them. • Season the sauce with salt and pepper • Put pasta in casserole dish • Add pesto sauce, ricotta cheese and grated Parmigiano • Stir well, add tomato mixture and stir again • Grate mozzarella cheese with a grater and scatter it over the pasta. • Add more parmesan and mozzarella. • Turn oven to grill and let the cheese melt and bubble on top, 3 to 5 minutes.

Southern food style and service

Well priced, and a favourite with the locals the Speight’s Alehouse is famous for its Lamb Shanks, Ribs and Lambs Fry. New dishes are available to try as our New Winter menu is now being served, but don’t worry your old favorites haven’t gone. Whether it be live sport on the big screen, a beer or two with some friends or just relaxing in the sunny beer garden the Ashburton Alehouse has something for everyone.


Alehouse Hot Platter Half $30.00 / Whole $45.00 Chicken nuggets, corn bites, salt & pepper calamari, crumbed onion rings, mini hot dogs, fries and dipping sauces Cowboy Nachos Small$14.00 / Large $20.00 With ground beef, chilli beans, in a spicy tomato sauce topped with melted cheese and a side of sour cream


Moeraki Seafood Chowder Small $12.00 /Large $16.50

A true local favourite. Seafood bound in a creamy fish stock delicately flavoured with fresh herbs and served with warmed bread Speight’s Home-style Paté (GF) $13.00 Chicken liver and brandy paté served with red onion marmalade and toasted foccacia


Speight’s Pot Pie $21.00 Chef’s pie of the day served with seasonal vegetables and mash A pint of Speight’s Distinction Ale and a hot pie - couldn’t be better! Plains Pasta $23.50 Chicken, bacon and mushroom carbonara or Creamy pumpkin, roasted red pepper and pine nuts topped with Parmesan cheese

Blue ‘n’ Gold Small $19.50 / Large $25.00 Blue Cod fried golden in Speight’s beer batter, finished with fresh garden salad and fries. It’s a goodie! Classic Kiwi cuisine - pair it with a cold Speight’s Triple Hop Pilsner Shearers Shanks One $23.00 / Two $29.50 Tender and delicious lamb shanks slow braised in Speight’s Old Dark on Alehouse mash with broccoli, red cabbage and rich gravy Delicious with a glass of rich, robust Speight’s Porter

Chicken Parcels One $22.00 / Two $28.50 Our famous filo parcels filled with chicken, bacon, peach and soft cheese baked till golden, topped with citrus peach chutney, kumara wafers, served with gourmet potatoes and salad A crisp Speight’s Triple Hop Pilsner suits this well.

Sticky Pork Belly $29.00 Twice cooked pork belly served on a bed of sticky rice with a honey, hoisin and soy sauce with fresh broccoli and golden crackling

Vegetarian Stack (GF) $23.00 Selection of roasted vegetables piled high on Parmesan polenta and wilted spinach with a spicy tomato salsa.

James Speight’s Steak $34.00 300 grams prime rib eye served with a house salad and your choice of alehouse mash or fries.

Delicious with a glass of rich, robust Speight’s Porter

Choose your sauce: Garlic butter, hollandaise, mushroom, porter gravy, peppercorn, smokey BBQ Caesar Salad (GF) $18.50 Cos lettuce, croutons, bacon, shaved Parmesan, anchovies (optional), poached egg and caesar dressing or With char grilled chicken $23.50 A nutty Gold Medal Ale is great with a fresh salad


Chocolate Mud Cake $12.00 Served warm on a rich decadent chocolate sauce with berries, vanilla ice cream and cream Speights Old Dark Ice Cream $12.00 Served with a coffee caramel sauce Sticky Date Pudding (GF) $12.00 Warmed and served with a toffee sauce, pouring cream and ice-cream

Feeling like a good Thai curry? Charming Thai Restaurant is an excellent and unique Thai restaurant in Ashburton. In our menu, you will find a variety of distinctive tastes, ranging from the north to the south and from the west to the east of Thailand.

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Mid-Winter Christmas Lunch

sMOKeD salMON HasH $17.00 WarM cHicKeN BacON salaD $16.00 OPeN steaK saNDWicH $18.50 cHuNKY seafOOD cHOWDer $14.50

Mitre 10 Complex, Ashburton 03 308 1749 |

Escape the winter cold and enjoy a wonderful winter lunch. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles with your lunch

This multi award winning cafe is now open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday. With delicious new meals to warm your heart and soul and its relaxing atmosphere, Nosh Cafe is the perfect place to sit back and relax with family and friends.

Ashford Village Ashburton 03 307 0070

Jimal Swing Jazz Bank playing live Sunday 30th June 12 pm - 2.30 pm Buffet $45 Bookings essential

Phone (03) 307 8887

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148 East Street, Phone (03) 308 5885


landscape supplies

• Bark • Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302

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2 BEDROOM house, warm, logburner, great backyard, garage, fenced, pets and smokers okay. $280pw. Phone/text 021 230 3274.

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ASIAN, new beauty, curvy, busty D.D. Professional service and good massage. Phone Marina 021 137 9869. MINDY, available everyday, genuine calls only, no texting please. Phone 021 0233 9259.

FOR SALE for sale or hire, ex shipping: general and insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. – Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone 308-7772. CONTAINERS

DEMOLITION material. Hard wired ceiling fans, electric range, wall heaters, hot water cylinder, enamel coal range, shower, tubular under seat heaters, cupboards. Phone 027 499 1997. NEW Citrus Juicer.... Press, pour and store. The cutest compact juicer now available at Kitchen Kapers. Juices, measures and stores. Call in for a look. The Arcade, Ashburton, SALE SALE SALE. . . Bargains galore. Take 50% off the lowest marked price! Quality kitchenware and gifts at ridiculous prices. Get in quick to Kitchen Kapers, The Arcade, Ashburton.

GARAGE SALES GARAGE Sale: Saturday, July 13, 2013. Outdoor furniture, BBQ, stools, shoes, freezer, crockery, furniture, knick-knacks. 9am - 1pm 301 Moore Street.

HIRE GENERAL hire. Lawnmowers, chainsaws, concrete breakers, trailers, and more. All your DIY / contracting work, Call and see U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open Mon-Fri 7.30 - 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday 8am - 12.30pm. – Ph: 308 8061 A/h: 308 7460

LIVESTOCK, PETS BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272-101-621 A/H 03-3227626. CALF SHED BEDDING. Premium wood mulch chipped from the outside edges of our logs. Guaranteed 100% wood and contaminant free. NO DEMOLITION MATERIALS used here. Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm McDowell Road - Ph 3083595. READYMADE CALF SHELTERS HEN HOUSES - PUMP SHEDS. Sturdy well built sheds made to last. Choice of colours and sizes as we make to order. Your readymade specialists Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm McDowell Road. Ph 3083595. Mon-Fri 7am-5.30pm Sat 8am-12 noon.

LET OR LEASE INDIVIDUAL spacious office to let. Ground floor and central location. Phone Julia 027 688 4334.

MOTORING WHEEL Alignments at great prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. – Phone 308-6737.

Cake Tin Hire

$15 for 7 days

The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287

Ben Middleton 10 years old. Happy 10th Birthday Ben. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Tom and Jack. Chinatsu Hunt Happy birthday! 9 already! You are our special treasure. Always and forever. Have a wonderful day. Love Dad, Mama and Noo. Nevaeh Green-Thompson Happy 7th Birthday Navaeh. Hope you have a great day. Lots of love from Mum and Shanan. xox

Rosara Ackroyd Happy 6th birthday! Lots of love Mum, Dad and Annalise.

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Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion, otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.


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

TOMORROW - THURSDAY - JULY 11 9.00am-4.00pm.

ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 9.30am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Beginners class, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 11.30pm. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome. Sports Hall, Tancred Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm. ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Street. 10.00am. ST DAVID’S UNI0N CHURCH. Fit Kidz, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 10.30am. MID CANTERBURY NEW COMERS NETWORK. New Comers coffee morning group. McDonald’s Ashburton. 10.45am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Qigong exercises, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 12.30pm. M.S.A. PETANQUE. Petanque has started, everyone welcome, Racecourse Road. 1.00pm. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY INDOOR BOWLS. Bowls afternoon new and old members welcome. Balmoral Hall, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1.00pm - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON EMBROIDERERS GUILD. Stitch and chat, Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 1.15pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong - beginners welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip St. 7.30pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing. learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe band hall, Creek Road.

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10 july 2013

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The Ashburton District Council would like to invite Ashburton Residents to a public information session about the Clean Heat Ashburton Programme. This will be held at the Ashburton Public Library between 11.00am and 1.00pm on the following dates:

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• Thursday 11 July, Thursday 25 July A representative will be available on site to offer advice, provide guidance and answer any questions that you have relating to Clean Heat Ashburton and the options that are available to home owners who live within the Ashburton Clean Air Zone. For further information visit or call (03) 307 7700.

Keen to administer, audit and coordinate? In this full-time position your daily duties will vary from assisting and supervising a small administration team, monitoring and reporting our system compliance, facilitating and introducing refinements into our business processes. You will play a key role in ensuring our system continues to comply with legislation and our ongoing accreditation assessments so previous experience in administration of International Accreditation New Zealand requirements would be of advantage, though not necessary. To be successful, you will need to be a great communicator with transferable skills gained from previous experience working in a quality system environment, auditing business 3 july 2013 systems or ensuring compliance within a legislative environment. Strong administration and computer skills are the key as your building knowledge will develop through exposure and training.

Together – Let’s clean up our air r CatCHPoWle, environmental Monitoring Manager

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Not only will you have an eye for accuracy and a friendly confidence to answer customer queries, you will also need to enjoy working within a busy interdependent team which has statutory timeframes to meet.

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applications close 29 July 2013.

Ashburton District Council is appointing a District Licensing Committee (DLC) to deal with alcohol licensing matters within our district. The new Act requires the Committee to be established by 18 December 2013. The Council has recently appointed a Commissioner and is now seeking applications for at least 3 committee members. A briefing document is available online which outlines the competencies, experience and requirements committee members must meet. The new Act requires members to have experience relevant to alcohol licensing matters but excludes those who have an actual or perceived connection with the alcohol industry and certain other nominated occupations. Technical guidance and training will be provided to ensure you understand the new regulatory framework and the role you will play within it. Committee members will be remunerated in accordance with the new Act. Applications which include a cover letter outlining your experience against the necessary competencies and a CV containing at least two referees will be accepted online or by post to People & Capability Manager, Ashburton District Council, PO Box 94, Ashburton 7700. applications close 29 July 2013.

ContraCtS engineer – Urban Your technical expertise gained from civil engineering qualifications will provide the background required to lead the way on our urban projects in our Contracts Team. Your previous experience managing contractors and developing forward works programmes for urban roads, kerb and channel, foothpaths, cycleways will also be key to your success. Strong time management skills and a systematic approach to work ensuring efficiency are crucial, as you will be in the office and out in the field. Your technical advice will shape the prioritisation of planned works, whilst ensuring the output of Council’s financial spend is optimised. Your written and oral communication skills need to be strong and collaborative, detailed and accurate ensuring you maintain detailed records and build effective relationships. applications close 22 July 2013.

StoCkWater ranger

ProPoSal to CloSe roa DS to VeHiCUl ar tr aFFiC Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that the Ashburton District Council, for the purpose of allowing the Ashburton Business Association to hold Boulevard Day, proposes to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder. roads proposed to be closed: • EAST STREET, from Moore Street to Cameron Street, Ashburton • BURNETT STREET, from East Street to 230 Burnett St, Ashburton • TANCRED STREET, from East Street to Cass St, Ashburton • HAVELOCK STREET, from West Street to Baring Square East, Ashburton

With over 2,700 km of stock water races in the district, it’s a challenge to provide water to the entire race network – especially as you can’t control the weather! With a practical and proactive approach, you will be one of three full time Stockwater Rangers who are responsible for monitoring race maintenance and ensuring bylaw and resource consent compliance. In addition to a working knowledge about open water ways, water intakes and flow management, it’s definitely an advantage to have local knowledge or previous compliance work experience. When out in the field, you will need to establish effective working relationships with network users, provide accurate information and manage satisfactory outcomes for both parties. Therefore it is essential to have good interpersonal and communication skills. When in the office, having a basic computer skills and previous experience using Microsoft Office is important to sign off customer requests, write basic memos and to enter the data you collect into compliance monitoring spreadsheets.

Period of Closure: From 7.00 am until 6.00 pm on Monday 23 September 2013 Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof in writing by 4.00 pm on Friday 2 August 2013, at the office of the Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. b leSter, Chief executive

Your attitude, how you relate with others and ability to have a flexible work pattern - which includes being rostered on call during weekends; are critical to the successful in the position. applications close on 22 July 2013.

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our district will provide you and your family a lifestyle unrivalled by most; apply online with a CV and cover letter to make the most of these unique opportunities.

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that the Ashburton District Council, for the purpose of allowing the South Canterbury Roller Skating Club to hold the Southern Series Inline Roller Skating Marathon, proposes to close the following road to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder.

a SHbUrton Water ManageMent Zone CoMMit tee Meeting

roads proposed to be closed and period of closure: • ASHFORD AVENUE, from JB Cullen Drive to Company Road, Ashburton

A meeting of the Ashburton Water Management Zone Committee will be held at the Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

Period of Closure: Sunday 25 August 2013 from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm (noon)

Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof in writing by 4.00 pm Wednesday 31 July 2013, at the office of the Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. b leSter, Chief executive

Date Monday 22 July 2013 Time 1.30 pm Venue Council Chambers

The meetings are open to the public. Copies of the agendas are available prior to the meetings and can be obtained by contacting the Council, phone 307 7700. The agenda and more information on the Ashburton Zone Committee can be found on the Canterbury Water web site -

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b leSter, Chief executive

The Ashburton District Council is participating in the Ministry for the Environment’s TV TakeBack program.

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For a limited time a subsidised fee of $5 will be charged to drop off your old televisions at the Ashburton Resource Recovery Park only.

Ashburton District Council adopted the amended Trade Wastes Bylaw on 27 June 2013 following consultation with the public. The new bylaw became effective on 1 July 2013.

The Ashburton Resource Recovery Park is located on Range Road, Ashburton and is open: • Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm • Saturday 9 am – 5 pm • Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

For a copy of the amended Trade Wastes Bylaw please go to Council’s website or pick one up from the Council offices at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

Further information about the nationwide TV TakeBack programme is available at

5 Baring Square West, Ashburton 7700

PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740

SITUATIONS WANTED We currently have funds available to distribute in grants for the following purposes in the Canterbury area:

DAIRY farm work wanted (fulltime) 2011 Lincoln graduate, hard working, able • Research, treatment, provision of equipment in to use initiative and eager to relation to, and the education and training of skilled progress. Phone 027 947 4539. persons relative to, the disease of cancer.

• Research, development, education for, training and expansion of, the science and practice of agriculture. • The needs of young people who suffer physical or mental disabilities or have less chance in life than their peers. Applications close at 5pm, Friday, July 19, 2013. For further information and application forms, please contact: The Secretary Mackenzie Charitable Foundation C/- Croys Ltd Level 2 161 Burnett Street PO Box 582 Ashburton 7740 Phone 03 308 8353 Email

TRADES, SERVICES HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952. SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. For professional window tinting of homes, offices and vehicles. UV (fading) privacy, glare and heat control. Phone your only local applicator, Craig Rogers 307-6347. Member of Master Tinters NZ.

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Sales Person

Busch Irrigation Systems Ashburton Irrigation Services

We require an enthusiastic, self motivated person to join our award winning sales team. You must have a can-do, positive attitude, friendly people skills plus an understanding of technology products. A clean drivers licence is essential. Your remuneration package is uncapped. Retainer plus commission. The more you sell the more you earn – therefore you determine your own weekly remuneration.

Apply including your CV and references to or drop off in store. Applications close Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Irrigation Service Engineer; Ashburton Ashburton Irrigation Services is a division of Busch Irrigation Systems, services a large number of rotary boom irrigators in the greater Canterbury region. These companies require a service engineer who can look after a large client base servicing rotary boom irrigators, and the associated irrigation and effluent equipment.


DUE TO EXPEDIENTIAL GROWTH WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING TO EMPLOY STAFF ACROSS ALL 3 TRADING DIVISIONS We are a family owned and operated business and our name in the industry has been built on hard work and our ability to bring projects in on time and within budget. All staff will enjoy a wide variety of work and can choose to specialise in the field that best suits their needs. Applicants will need to be Honest, Hardworking & Reliable. Excellent opportunities exist for advancement with in our Group of companies. We currently seek to fill the following positions.

This work involves from time to time some heavy lifting, and the applicant will require good engineering skills, and be able to weld with both Mig and stick welding equipment. The ability to splice wire rope would be desirable, but this would be taught to a suitable applicant. A driver’s license will also be required. This is a sole charge position, where you will be working in the field, arranging your own activities, and at times, especially during the summer months you will be required to work extended hours to meet the clients’ needs.

You will be working from a central base in Ashburton, that provides generous working space. You will be supported in this position with the availability of a large range of irrigation parts, most of which will have been made in house, so most days you will only need to pick up the product off the shelf to complete your days activities. Additional support will also be provided by Busch Irrigation staff who have had years of experience in these areas.

Building: • Quantity Surveyor • Carpenters • Labourers • Apprentices

If you want something more from your current work place and want the benefits of being part of a larger company, then contact us for more information! FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: LETICIA FITZGERALD OFFICE MANAGER CELL: 027 314 0094 HOME: 03 307 2667 EMAIL:

The successful applicant will have an eye to detail, a good learner, excellent communication skills, real commitment, determination, and be able at times to work with others, and have the ability to complete job cards in detail. Initially you will be working alongside our current service engineer, who will show you the ropes.

Ashburton and Busch Irrigation have been very innovative over the years, and they developed a number of improvements for these rotary boom irrigators, and recently they have developed a mid size effluent applicator, that they are currently marketing, that is sought after in the dairy industry today.

Midlands Seed Limited was established in 1990, to support and encourage the production and export of arable crops from New Zealand. Since then, the company has grown rapidly to become one of New Zealand’s top producers and marketers of vegetable and herbage seeds, dried peas and oilseeds, cereal grains and arable food products. We are looking for a Production Assistant based in Ashburton to join our busy team. Duties involve:• Loading containers, taking crop samples and moving equipment between our Midlands sites. • Learning the ropes at our oil processing plant to provide backup and assistance during peak busy times. This would include training to use oil extraction equipment, filtering oil, despatching and general factory operational tasks. • As the season dictates, your day would involve crop maintenance of specialised hybrid seed crops during the busy rogueing season. This would also include organisation and co-ordination of a team to ensure the projects are fulfilled to the highest quality standards for our growers and suppliers. Who am I? • Someone who is level headed and able to multi task. • Have previous experience in either the rural, farming or cropping sector. • You would be equally happy working by yourself getting on with the job but also able to co-ordinate and run a team to ensure a project is completed to a high standard at all times. • Comfortable working both indoors and out when the season dictates. This is a permanent full time position with extended work hours during seasonal peak times. We offer a competitive remuneration package. To apply in strict confidence email your cover letter and CV to rachel.wareing@midlands. or write to Midlands Seed Limited, PO Box 65, Ashburton 7740. Applications need to be received by Friday 22nd July 2013. For further information and a job description please visit our website Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work permit.

Brand Manager and Marketing Administration Oil Seed Extractions

Oil Seed Extractions is an Ashburton based company who develop, produce and supply high quality speciality seed oils to the global food, skincare and health product sectors ( and is a subsidiary of the Midlands group of companies. In this full time role you will be responsible for developing and implementing the companies short and long term marketing strategies for our finished product brands.

Small Truck Driver Wanted 10 - 12 weeks. Class 2 licence required. No heavy lifting.

Phone 027 283 8823

This will also include taking new products into the market place and developing brand awareness. In addition, you will also be responsible for the cohesive management of international marketing materials, including website and social media, for all of the Midlands group of companies. The ideal candidate must have an eye for detail and the ability to work to deadlines. Within this role you will have a high level of interaction with clients and business partners, so excellent written and phone communication skills are crucial. Previous marketing experience is preferred however we are committed to finding the right candidate and will provide further ongoing training as required. For further information and a job description please visit our website To apply in strict confidence, please send your cover letter, along with current CV, to reach us by Friday 19th July 2013.

Marketing Position Oil Seed Extractions PO Box 65 Ashburton Or email to: Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work permit.


Part-Time, Permanent We are looking for physically fit and agile person for daily cleaning of our office block area.

This is a long term position, and if you consider that you have the skills and motivation to be successful in this role, we would like to hear from you.

Apply today, to Busch Irrigation, 162 Dobson Street, Ashburton, or contact Derek Busch on 03,3081236, cell phone 0274,333117 or send your C.V. to P.O. Box 224, or email this to

Urgently Needed

Due to injury we require a dairy assistant for approximately three months. Experience preferred. 650 cows. 44 bail rotary. 7 on, 2 off roster. Single accommodation. Ten minutes from Ashburton.

Contact: Phone

027 571 7372

Unisex Haircuts is looking for an experienced, honest and reliable hairstylist, two - three days per week. Phone 308 7440 for an interview. Mid Canterbury Agricultural Contractor: We require staff for the up and coming season starting October 2013 and finishing the end of March 2014 Must have at least five years’ experience operating balers, mowers, V rakes, rotor rakes, loaders and wrappers. Also looking for truck drivers with full licence

Full time position available for a

Senior Stylist / Salon Manager Enquire to 36 Beach Road, Ashburton Or phone 03 308 9127 Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

Our firm has a proud tradition of quality service to the rural and urban communities of Ashburton and the greater Mid Canterbury area. We offer a full range of specialist legal services to our client base both in Mid Canterbury and beyond. We especially value our strong links with the rural community in Mid Canterbury.

Please forward a CV with two referees and a copy of your driver’s licence to:

Sawmill Labourers This position is suited to a person who is physically fit and prepared to do 45 hours per week. So, if this sounds like you, please apply in person, with CV, to:

Adams Sawmilling Co Ltd Malcolm McDowell Road

Excavator Operator

You will be required to: • Complete all general cleaning tasks in an effective and efficient manner. • Have high standards. • Have knowledge of basic cleaning equipment and materials. • Be physically fit to perform cleaning duties including bending, pushing, lifting and handling equipment. • Possess good communication skills including understanding/accepting instructions. • Be well presented and have a professional manner at all times. • Be reliable, punctual and not afraid of hard work.

There is a position available in our small but busy contracting company for a Excavator Operator. The attributes we are looking for are: • Previous experience • Drivers licence, Class 4 • Reliability and enthusiasm • Physically fit, some labouring involved • Able to work independently as well as part of a team

The ideal candidate for this role will have: • Strong Microsoft Office skills, with the aptitude to pick up new systems and processes quickly; • Experience providing administrative support in a legal or professional services environment; • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to effectively prioritise tasks; • Excellent written and spoken english; • The ability to deliver outstanding customer service to clients and thrive on working to deadlines, be conscientious about your own work and have the ability to multi-task; • Flexiblility in your approach and a willingness to help other people when needed. In return we offer a competitive remuneration package based on the successful applicant’s skill and experience, as well as a great working environment with our modern office, current technology and team focused staff. We like to support our staff in their personal and professional growth. We would be happy to discuss possible job flexibility options with the right candidate. Please apply in writing with a brief CV by Friday, 19 July 2013 to:

Agricultural Sprayer Operator Full Time Position WE OFFER: • Sole operator of a 2010 Isuzu F Series Truck with a 24 metre sprayer including the latest GPS equipment • Full training will be provided at our expense for you to gain qualifications in this internationally recognised skill • Remuneration at the top end of the scale • Close to amenities such as excellent schools and Mt Hutt Ski Area


We are currently looking to employ an experienced Agricultural Operator within our family owned and operated agricultural contracting business, based near Methven. The right applicant will enjoy working within a team environment and operating modern machinery, used in our baling, silage and cultivation operations. This position is full time, requires a mechanically minded individual with a “can do” attitude and offers an attractive remuneration package relevant to experience. Please send your Curriculum Vitae, including names of two referees, to: Atlas Agriculture Ltd 239 Springfield Road West, R D 6, ASHBURTON 7776 or e.mail –

BENEFICIAL TO HAVE: • Agricultural background • Class 2 Drivers Licence • Positive personal attributes including honesty and reliability

Atlas Agriculture ltd

Could this be the career change you have been looking for? Applications close 13th July 2013

Painter Wanted

Contact David Molloy: P: Office: 03 302 8098 E: Mobile 0274 362 441 Visit our website -

Field Officer Ashburton

Brushhand / Apprentice If you are honest, reliable, have a good work ethic, team player and holds a full licence, then we would like to hear from you.

We are currently looking to employ a Field Officer to work out of our vegetable processing factory in Ashburton. You will have experience in the husbandry of potatoes, peas and sweet corn, which are grown locally around Ashburton under contract to farmers.

Phone Andy 027 4354 646 / 03 302 6992

You will be highly motivated with excellent communication skills, as you need to work closely with farmers and field staff. A degree or diploma in Agriculture or Horticulture and/or an appropriate level of field experience is required. In return you will be offered good remuneration, including a vehicle and an opportunity to develop your career with a leading NZ company. Please apply in writing with a CV to: The Field Manager, Talley’s Group Ltd, PO Box 244, Ashburton 7740 or email to recruitment@ash. Applications close 19th July 2013.

Nerida Jemmett Russell Moon & Fail PO Box 22 Ashburton 7740 Or by email to:

Ashburton College ‘Individual Excellence in a Supportive Learning Environment’

learning support Assistant Position To work in the Student Learning Support Unit (SLSU) with identified students, aged 13-21 years, who have physical and intellectual disabilities. Fixed Term position to end of 2013 College year (13 December), 25 hours/week, College term time. Employment under the Support Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement, Associate Grade B, initial payment step commensurate with experience. Commencement: for beginning of Term 3 preferred (Monday 29 July). Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 15 July 2013. Enquiries/applications to:

Security Camera Technician - Trainee

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Wed 3 July Sits Vacant $176.88 Sat 6 July $176.88 Wed 10 July Required for Ashburton Oil $176.88 Seed SatProcessing 13 July $176.88 business, to support day to day operations of the production facility. $129.57 Approximately 15 hours per week over three afternoons, with additional hours possible. Immediate start available. No experience necessary. Full drivers licence required.

Applicants should be reliable, flexible, good communicators, able to work unsupervised, and be physically fit as some heavy lifting is involved.

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Molloy Agriculture Limited is based in Methven, Mid Canterbury. We care for our staff and are currently looking to fill the position below with a motivated and responsible team player.

Due to an expanding client base, we require the services of a legal secretary to provide high quality administrative support to our legal team.

Must have clean full New Zealand licence. Applications close July 14, 2013

Part time position Monday to Friday for three hours per day (start time negotiable).

Please contact Jane on 308 6930 for an application or email your current CV to

Legal Secretary Russell Moon & Fail is one of Ashburton’s long standing founding legal practices.

Experienced Agricultural Machine Operator Required

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Production Assistant

Our employment package will be very rewarding to the successful applicant, and for the right person, we could even offer contract employment, where the applicant would be provided with an incentive for the work that they carry out in the field.

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Countback win inspires jump for joy

The Country Crushers tennis team jump for joy after taking out the final of the Wilding Challenge by the barest of margins on Sunday. The Country Crushers, featuring seven Mid Canterbury players, took on the Southern Slam in the 10-year-old zonal competition final indoors at Wilding Park in Christchurch, coming out on top after a count-back. The Country Crushers team of Millie Ness, Sophie Ness, Sophie Adams, Edwin Dargue, Ryan McNulty, Tyler Leonard, Harry Dargue and Ellesmere’s Nathan McKenzie won four games to the Southern Slam’s four wins with two ties making the result rely on a count-back. After everything was ACROSS DOWN tabulated Country emerged the victors by just two games winning 71-69.


Not Struck, No 8 House of Travel Ashburton: Judy McKeown, No.12 Lynn’s Small Salon: Not Struck No. 14 Todds of Ashburton: Pauline Bell, 2nd Shot to Green: Wendy Suttie.


Methven 9 Hole Golf Club

Sri Lanka v West Indies Sri Lanka has beaten the West Indies by 39 runs in Trinidad. Persistent rain meant the Duckworth/Lewis Scoring Method was applied in the fifth match of the Tri-Nation Series at the Queen’s Park Oval. Set a target of 230 under D/L rules after the Sri Lankans had made 219 for eight in a match reduced to 41 overs-a-side, the West Indies were restricted to 190 for nine in reply.


Ashburton Golf Club Women’s Section July 9 LGU - Silver: Vicki Moore - 73; Bronze I: Bev Blair - 76; Bronze II: Heather Robertson - 76; Bronze III: Wendy Suttie - 74. Nearest The Pins: No. 4 Gabites:

July 5: Alistair Goodwin 55-20-35, 21 Stablefords 17 Putts; Adrienne Goodwin 65-28-37, 17 Stablefords 17 Putts; Hiromi Ikehata 47-10-37, 17 Stablefords  13 Putts; Annette Maw 54-17-37, 17 Stablefords  16 Putts. BNZ 2nd shot Win Breach.

Tennis Hall of Fame Championships Results from Hall of Fame Championships yesterday (prefix denotes seeding). Men, Round 1: Yuichi Sugita (JPN) bt Jesse Levine (CAN) 7-5 7-5. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) bt James Blake (USA) 6-4 5-7 6-1. 2-John Isner (USA) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 7-6(0) 6-2. Michal Przysiezny (POL) bt Stefan Kozlov (USA) 6-3 6-7(9) 6-4.

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It’s an ill wind . . . A

fter a photo of it appeared in this column two weeks ago several readers asked “who owns the red car and what’s the story about

it?” Well, the delightful 1996 Honda Civic 1600 three door hatchback is owned by Marlene Acton-Adams, and to say she is a very proud owner is a bit on an understatement. Marlene loves her car. And it’s easy to understand why. But there is

an ironic twist to the tale. Marlene didn’t really intend buying the car, and if you asked her shortly before she acquired it she would have said yes I’d like a Honda Civic, but probably not a red one, and probably not an automatic. Funny how things change, these days Marlene really likes the colour - and the gearbox - so she’d be hard pressed to part with it now. Events outside her control, namely another motorist suddenly changing lanes which resulted in a collision in which thankfully no one was

injured but Marlene’s previous car didn’t survive, meant there was a need for a replacement. Marlene’s previous car was an earlier model Honda Civic S. It was dark grey and had a 1500cc motor with manual transmission, and was a neat car which went really well. Marlene had no intention or need to part with it, and it would probably still belong to her if the accident hadn’t happened. But the mishap did occur, as they do, so the search was on for something else. While she was looking Marlene was able to use another much smaller Honda to get around town, and as the search continued it was obvious Marlene was a Honda girl. So she was on the lookout for another Honda Civic, not red, not automatic. Fate, which had already played a part in this story, stepped in again. Just at the time she was looking a car was raffled as a fundraiser, and a friend of Marlene’s bought her a ticket.

She didn’t win the raffle, but because of it she got her car. The person who won decided to part with their existing car – the red automatic Honda Civic Marlene now owns. But there was even a wee twist to that tale too, and it was really only by accident – a nice one this time - that Marlene became aware the car which had done very few kilometres Bernard Egan MOTORING AND OTHER and was IMPORTANT ISSUES virtually one owner was for sale. It really only took one look and a quick drive to convince Marlene that maybe red and automatic wasn’t so bad after all, and the car came to live in Ashburton. It’s proved to be comfortable, reliable and fun to drive. Eight years on Marlene hasn’t added many kilometres to the odometer, the car has become a special companion and neither its proud owner nor it expects to be parted from each other any time soon. Accidents are unfortunate but in this case an ill wind blew some good, the mishap didn’t cause injury, except perhaps to another driver’s pride, it led to the demise of a nice car but then quite by accident Marlene heard about and bought her delightful red model.

Speed thrills At this year’s Festival of Speed, which takes place at Goodwood in the South of England from July 12-14, Audi Tradition will celebrate three major anniversaries. The Festival is the largest historic motor sport event in the world and attracts 150,000 visitors from all over the world with its “Best of” programme. For this, Audi is shipping over an iconic vehicle, the 1936 Auto Union Type C racing car, and is also celebrating two other milestones in the history of Audi Sport: in 1983, 30 years ago, Hannu Mikkola became the first Audi driver to clinch the World Rally Championship title, at the wheel of the Audi Rallye quattro A2, and 25 years ago Audi Sport took the American TransAm title with the Audi 200 quattro, in

the very first year in which it was entered for this race series. At this year’s Festival of Speed, Hannu Mikkola has an opportunity to look back on his own contribution to motor-sport history. It was in England that he clinched the World Rally Championship title thirty years ago, driving the Audi Rallye quattro A2. On a memorable day in November 1983, the final stage of the British RAC Rally, the last event of the season, was due to take place. Mikkola had by then gained the most points and only Walter Röhrl could overtake him in the rankings. When Röhrl failed to start, Mikkola only had to finish in order to take the title.

Rollers re-live a famous journey After 16 days and more than 1800 miles, the 2013 Centenary Alpine Trial has now drawn to a close. Ashburton’s Bruce and Philomena McIlroy are having a fabulous time and are enjoying driving their Silver Ghost on some incredible roads. In fact being surrounded by like-minded enthusiasts and some magnificent cars is like heaven on earth for them. The sight of 47 magnificent Silver Ghosts wafting their way through the Alps, accompanied by the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars ‘Works Team’, will live in the memories of those that saw the marvel at first hand for many years to come. History was brought to life by the intrepid owners as they piloted their machines with consummate skill up challenging Alpine passes and across the borders of five

countries, before emerging in Vienna just as the original competitors did exactly 100 years before. The 2013 Centenary Alpine Trial was also graced with British Royalty, Lords and Ladies, Ambassadors and participants from 12 countries as far flung as Australia and the United States. “The Centenary Alpine Trial has clearly embraced the Spirit of Adventure that is synonymous with Rolls-Royce, and I applaud the participants for their resolve and determination,” said Torsten MüllerÖtvös, CEO. “The 1913 Alpenfahrt led commentators to declare that Rolls-Royce built the ‘Best Car in the World’. The 2013 Centenary Alpine Trial reinforced that message, and demonstrated that the Company continues to do so to this day.”



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It was a day of small fields and big winning margins, with just nine qualifiers from yesterday’s Ashburton Trotting Club trials. The first on the card set the scene for the rest of the day’s racing when a field of four lined up for a qualifying pace. With three horses in the trial, trainer Gavin Smith would have high hopes of at least two of the trio qualifying. One of those, two year old colt Sambuca Joe blew his chances early, however. While he came out from behind the barrier with the best speed, he stepped sideways and broke after a few hundred metres. Classic Vogue, with Blair Orange in the sulky had a shaky start, but quickly settled into the lead, with Left: Blair Orange and three-year-old Classic Vogue made an easy job of qualifying at yesterday’s Ashburton Trotting Club Owners’ Association trials. Photo Kirsty Clay 0970713-KC-042

Smith’s third runner, Altar Ego in second. The only outsider, Caesar Rocks, trained by Neil Edge sat in third for most of the journey. Their positions remained unchanged until the turn for home when Alex Veint pushed Caesar Rock to challenge the leader. Classic Vogue proved too good, however, going on to win by three and a half lengths, followed home by Caesar Rock, with Altar Ego another 18 lengths back. Sambuca Joe trailed another seven lengths back. Classic Vogue (Christian CullenDorchester) ran the 2400 metres in 3.10.1 (800m 59.3, 400m 29.2) with Caesar Rocks (Julius Caesar (Rock N Rye) seven seconds behind. Both qualified. If it had been a race day it would have been a good one for driver Blair Orange. He drove in four qualifying trials, winning three and coming second in the fourth.

Glamour filly back on track Amalgamation in the north? By Mike Hedge Blue Diamond Stakes winner and Golden Slipper placegetter Samaready returns to trainer Mick Price’s Caulfield stable today to prepare for a spring campaign full of hope tinged with nervous tension. The preparation that began a few weeks ago with pre-training in NSW, continues against a background of illness and injury that robbed the star filly her three-year-old season. This time last year Samaready returned from her winter break as a potential headline act of the spring carnival. But the journey that was intended to progress to the Thousand Guineas ended after only one run in which

she finished fourth when favourite in the Quezette Stakes at Caulfield. After spending the spring in a paddock, Samaready returned to training in the autumn, progressing well until suffering a muscle strain in her hindquarters. Again connections abandoned the campaign, sending the filly back to the paddock. “She struck a heavy track first-up last spring and she had a bug, so that was that,” Price said. Before her autumn injury Samaready had trialled brilliantly with regular rider Craig Newitt declaring her back to the form she showed as a juvenile. Price said all reports from pretraining were positive and he looked forward to Samaready arriving at

Caulfield “bigger and better than ever”. By missing the autumn, Samaready not only had a good rest, but dodged an intended clash with Black Caviar in the Lightning Stakes, a meeting that was probably best avoided. For Samaready’s part-owner Vinery Stud, a spring campaign for Samaready is all the more anticipated by her owners thanks to the retirement not only of Black Caviar but also of her half-brother All Too Hard. Samaready’s part-owner Vinery Stud acquired a share in All Too Hard due to the unravelling of Nathan Tinkler’s racing empire and retired the colt after an outstanding, undefeated autumn. - AAP TURF

The historic and potentially crucial first step to changing the way harness racing is run in the north was to be decided last night. The move to amalgamate the harness racing clubs which race at Alexandra Park seems to have the backing of most of the industry heavyweights. The Auckland Trotting Club had

4 1.00pm LINDAUER LADIES RATING 75 1200 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1200m 1 0x859 Boy Star dm (10) 58...............K Chiong (a4) 2 572x0 Playboy dm (7) 57.............. L Magorrian (a4) 3 69x06 A Keepa td (4) 56.5..................... D Johnson 4 10486 Pogue dm (6) 56.5.................... A Taylor (a3) 5 x0437 Snow Excuse dmb (8) 56.5. R Hutchings (a) 6 33164 Takeover tdm (3) 56.................B Hutton (a3) 7 180x8 Nearly Stolen tm (9) 56........... A Forbes (a1) 8 87790 Cracker t (5) 55................................S Collett 9 8106x Wing Naprayer dm (2) 54.5....... M D Plessis 10 56554 La Pinnicle dm (1) 54.5.................... C Grylls 5 1.35pm ALF COLE MEMORIAL MAIDEN 1400 $7000 1 08722 Hez Cool (1) 58.5...................K Chiong (a4) 2 52222 King Panamera b (2) 58.5........R Smyth (a3) 3 352 Jesshanimo (4) 58.5............ R Hutchings (a) 4 545x0 One O Eight b (9) 58.5............ K Leung (a3) 5 9x797 Mr Trixstar (8) 58.5............. L Magorrian (a4) 6 Prince Povlia (11) 58.5................C Dell (a1)

Mark du Plessis has the ride on C’mon,

number one in the book in race one at the Counties meeting today.



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7 Professor (7) 58.5............................. M Dravitzki (a2) 8 x6365 Stella (3) 56.5..........................B Hutton (a3) 9 0x575 Red Storm (6) 56.5................. A Forbes (a1) 10 x4080 Holly Rose (10) 56.5................. A Taylor (a3) 11 x4608 Riva Ballerina (5) 56.5........ J Whiteside (a3) 6 2.10pm EVERTON LODGE SPORT HORSES RATING 65 1200 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 0467x Alfonze td (7) 59.................. M Dravitzki (a2) 2 x8841 Mr Knowitall dm (9) 59............. K Leung (a3) 3 7414x Sigarsa td (8) 59........................... O Bosson 4 98x30 Alberton Prince (2) 58............ A Forbes (a1) 5 x1702 Rosie Rules dm (10) 57...........B Hutton (a3) 6 407x1 Sunbeam dm (1) 57......................... C Grylls 7 00x53 Blue Streak d (12) 57................. M D Plessis 8 50x99 A Cool Change (6) 56.5....... R Hutchings (a) 9 1000 Cast A Spell dm (4) 56.............. L Rose (a4) 10 006x0 Rakaunui 56.................................. Scratched 11 2159x Rustace (3) 55.5...............................P Taylor 12 30x07 Le Couguar (11) 55..................... D Johnson 13 8x706 Brondan (5) 54...................... M Cheung (a4) 7 2.45pm BREAKING IN @ ABDERRY 3YO MAIDEN 1200 $7000, MDN 3YO, 1200m 1 39 Joey Jonz (1) 57.5...................B Hutton (a3) 2 Flash Forward (7) 57.5....................S Collett 3 650x Bogart (3) 57.5.............................D Johnson 4 Cerulean (5) 57.5.............................R Jones 5 Duke Dumont (6) 57.5.................. O Bosson 6 Hidden Key (13) 57.5..................M Sweeney 7 0 Keentorule (2) 57.5................... T Wenn (a4) 8 9x Mahbeer (14) 57.5...................R Smyth (a3) 9 Methinksweare (10) 57.5........ A Forbes (a1) 10 3 Bellbird (8) 55.5................... R Hutchings (a) 11 973x6 Our Jesse Jane (4) 55.5.................. C Grylls 12 00x05 Chapel Bells (12) 55.5................... R Norvall 13 Ice Cool (9) 55.5........................ L Rose (a4) 14 Jenuwin (11) 55.5...................... M D Plessis 15 x38x6 Hannah Mary 55.5........................ Scratched 16 9 El Primo 57.5................................ Scratched Emergencies: Hannah Mary, El Primo 8 3.20pm CATWALK CLOTHING RATING 65 1600 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 0x642 Black Attack tdm (11) 59..... R Hutchings (a) 2 64208 Rainmaker d (9) 59....................... O Bosson 3 15x40 Slumdog Millionare m (13) 58.... M D Plessis 4 83190 Cardon Boy m (5) 57............... P Turner (a1) 5 137x7 Pherozardo dm (7) 57..................D Johnson 6 x7769 Red Hot tdm (14) 56.5............... L Rose (a4)

Samaready’s trainer Mick Price

7 x5350 Nottoobad tdm (4) 56.......................S Collett 8 3x687 Iponi tm (12) 55.5................... A Forbes (a1) 9 31894 Table One (2) 55.5........................... C Grylls 10 9x564 All About Fun tm (6) 55.5...........M Sweeney 11 20797 Cops ‘N’ Coyote (8) 55.......... M Cheung (a4) 12 88x34 Go Paddy m (10) 55.......... L Magorrian (a4) 13 69x08 Second In Command t (1) 55..R Smyth (a3) 14 6x646 Andre Joubert m (3) 54.5.............. R Norvall 9 3.55pm CACI PUKEKOHE / DIOSA HAIR MAIDEN 1600 $7000, MDN, 1600m 1 783 Coolibah (10) 58.5.......................D Johnson 2 Catch On (1) 58.5............................ C Grylls 3 x7760 Roman Rascal (8) 58.5............. A Taylor (a3) 4 90 Saint Piran (5) 58.5.................... M D Plessis 5 7 Undertheinfluence (2) 58.5............... L Innes 6 76632 Rocket Queen (11) 56.5.............M Sweeney 7 0842 Madame Millie (3) 56.5....................S Collett 8 00x94 Caradonna (4) 56.5..................B Hutton (a3) 9 0x Lucy Bee (6) 56.5................ R Hutchings (a) 10 88600 Amarlia (7) 56.5.......................R Smyth (a3) 11 0x07 Donk 56.5..................................... Scratched 12 x0676 I Dream Of Jeannie (9) 56.5......... O Bosson 10 4.28pm LOUIE-THOMAS @ CHANGE OF ADDRESS MAIDEN 1600 $7000, MDN, 1600m 1 x4335 Lion Red (6) 58.5.......................... O Bosson 2 024 Aqua Regia (9) 58.5...................M Sweeney 3 7045x Beau Ransom (4) 58.5............ P Turner (a1) 4 7x369 Reachforthestars (1) 58.5..............M McNab 5 408x5 Ima Perfect Guy (11) 58.5.........J Oliver (a4) 6 959x Belfast Boy (7) 58.5................... M D Plessis 7 3x989 Don’t Stop Me Now (5) 58.5........D Johnson 8 9 Mitzi Mitosis (12) 58.5.......... R Hutchings (a) 9 0x087 Rap N Tap (2) 58.5........................ R Norvall 10 9x Rex (8) 58.5............................... L Rose (a4) 11 0x809 Tommy Riki (10) 58.5.......................S Collett 12 00x Te Atatu Princess (3) 56.5............... C Grylls SELECTIONS Race 1: Tequila At Midnite, Istimagic, Mangaroa Hustler, C’mon Race 2: Dance, Born Happy, Lockheed, No Redemption Race 3: Maiden Warrior, Roman Hero, Princess’ Jewel, Yeah Bro Race 4: A Keepa, Takeover, Snow Excuse, Pogue, La Pinnicle Race 5: Jesshanimo, King Panamera, Hez Cool, Stella Race 6: Sigarsa, Mr Knowitall, Rosie Rules, Blue Streak Race 7: Bellbird, Joey Jonz, Flash Forward, Our Jesse Jane Race 8: Black Attack, Rainmaker, Nottoobad, Go Paddy, Iponi Race 9: Coolibah, Rocket Queen, Undertheinfluence, Madame Millie Race 10: Lion Red, Ima Perfect Guy, Reachforthestars

Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway Meeting Date: 10 Jul 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12; 13 and 14; 15 and 16 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12; 14, 15 and 16 1 12.14pm ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 520m 1 53523 Another Another nwtd................J McInerney 2 2x Graduation nwtd...............................L Ahern 3 37234 Gucci Rush nwtd L &.......................... Morris 4 87666 Homebush Julian nwtd..............J McInerney 5 36786 Hunted nwtd............................... K B Benson 6 82323 Tepirita Tuiteka nwtd......................B Mitchell 7 63468 Billy Holmes nwtd.......................G M Clarke 8 F25 Miss Sara nwtd.................................L Ahern 2 12.34pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 305m 1 64585 All For One nwtd........................J McInerney 2 25752 Sheza What What..................................nwtd 3 88856 Juno Baxter nwtd.......................J McInerney 4 2423 Thunder Time nwtd G &............. Sarah Ross 5 8788x Springstown nwtd......................J McInerney 6 83266 This Time Pedro nwtd..........................J Udy 7 4 Magherafelt nwtd........................ B Johnston 8 32421 Snuffalopogas (c1) nwtd...................L Ahern 9 87367 Ranger Chick nwtd................... S Gommans 10 47387 Addis Mate nwtd........................A Blackburn 3 12.52pm J P PRINT PETONE C0 C0, 305m 1 6 Kiribati Girl nwtd....................... S Gommans 2 Addicted nwtd...................................L Ahern 3 46426 Cuts Deep nwtd............................P Blanche 4 67744 Sedgebrook Glory nwtd.......................F Kite 5 53 Ho Ho Ho nwtd L &............................. Morris 6 62365 Another Drink nwtd....................J McInerney 7 46657 Morgan Baxter nwtd...................J McInerney 8 45446 Boot The Cash nwtd...................M Goodwin 9 87367 Ranger Chick nwtd................... S Gommans 10 848x6 Jumpin Sally nwtd......................J McInerney 4 1.09pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR C1 C1, 305m 1 36486 Opawa Crusher nwtd...........................J Udy 2 55646 Speedy Feet 17.89.................... K B Benson 3 77325 Homebush Anabel 18.12.................. C Clark 4 88635 Dolly Wind 18.08 5 57663 Uno Orange nwtd.............................S Maher 6 42583 Rebel Joe nwtd................................. A Clark 7 88228 Working Waikato 17.75.................. D Donlon 8 87788 Homebush Colt 17.79................J McInerney 9 63588 Lavender Sal 17.85....................... P Denbee 10 66878 Sydenham Sam 17.73................G M Clarke 5 1.27pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C1 C1, 305m 1 76377 Gunna Excite 18.03 L &...................... Morris 2 36671 Cold Turkey 17.59.............................L Ahern 3 58764 Miss Moet nwtd.............................P Blanche 4 53454 Opawa Gift 17.81.............................S Maher 5 16452 Jager 17.94.................................G M Clarke 6 67586 Jolokia 17.89................................R J Murray 7 53636 Homebush Limbo 17.90.............J McInerney 8 77775 Homebush Cindy 17.97...................P Knight 9 63588 Lavender Sal 17.85....................... P Denbee 10 x7877 Homebush Julie 18.55.............. S Gommans 6 1.44pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C1 C1, 305m 1 123 Creme Da Genes 17.72....................L Ahern 2 52527 Cawbourne Anna nwtd..............J McInerney 3 46445 Riba Lorda 17.73........................G M Clarke

4 43152 I’m A Catch 17.59 L &........................ Morris 5 F4867 Flayosc nwtd............................... T M Furner 6 22882 Techno Tacho 18.04 F &.................Turnwald 7 45757 Nuts For Sure 17.83................... B Johnston 8 48584 Another Street 17.67..................J McInerney 9 63588 Lavender Sal 17.85....................... P Denbee 10 8x887 Fawn Allegro 18.08..........................P Knight 7 2.02pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD LTD FINAL C1f, 305m 1 33431 Go With It 17.77................................G Quirk 2 44751 Wunya (c2) 18.34.......................J McInerney 3 53331 Time To Find 17.74..............................J Udy 4 12114 Hot King Cole (c2) 17.77..................L Ahern 5 56741 Nina Be Good 18.04............................ L Bell 6 57313 Prefontaine (c2) 17.81...............J McInerney 7 44x11 Dum Diddly Do (c2) 17.95.......... G Holswich 8 44261 Cawbourne Darcy (c2) 17.65............... L Bell 9 27812 Coarsair nwtd U &...................... McCracken 10 43152 I’m A Catch 17.59 L &........................ Morris 8 2.19pm WANGANUI SECURITY C2 C2, 305m 1 82116 Regina Haka 17.78.......................P Blanche 2 28155 Botany Jessie 17.91..................J McInerney 3 75766 Cawbourne Flick 17.70..............J McInerney 4 11544 Azure Dreams 17.84...................G M Clarke 5 63612 All In All nwtd.......................................J Udy 6 22442 Stevie’s Magic 17.79...........................W Kite 7 62723 Homebush Rosebud 17.69........J McInerney 8 33164 Waimak Dave 17.75...................J McInerney 9 77887 Still Helina 17.84 G &................ Sarah Ross 10 43677 Jimmy Jurante 17.80..................J McInerney 9 2.37pm MORRIE GIBBONS SIGNS C1 HT1 C1q, 520m 1 87x81 Mi Ti Pa 30.19...................................L Ahern 2 8Px48 Thrilling Grace 30.75 B &............. G Atwood 3 54545 Belle Cadeau 30.76.........................H S Kite 4 35617 Armistice Day 30.45..........................L Ahern 5 65476 Botany Molly nwtd......................J McInerney 6 67448 Thrilling Cloud nwtd.................T McCracken 7 66434 White Legs nwtd........................J McInerney 8 22167 Sue Sews Socks 30.65............. T Mischefski Emergencies: 9 65884 Rijeka nwtd....................................M Gowan 10 46778 Ghost Chips nwtd......................A Blackburn 10 2.54pm RENOWN BAKERY C1 HT2 C1q, 520m 1 77545 Bulet Tooth Tony nwtd.......................R Waite 2 37183 Matisse nwtd U &........................ McCracken 3 14F63 Queen Cobra nwtd............................ A Clark 4 53236 Excited Royale.......................................nwtd 5 31735 Mighty Baxter 30.65...................J McInerney 6 66434 Thrilling Ava 30.51...........................B Marsh 7 25565 Botany Kevin 30.65....................J McInerney 8 72651 Ritza Jack 30.32...............................L Ahern Emergencies: 9 33888 Double Tapp 30.77.........................M Gowan 10 55888 Imagination nwtd......................... T M Furner 11 3.12pm GUTHRIE BOWRON C1 HT3 C1q, 520m 1 83535 Belldeen 30.24..........................A Duganzich 2 46764 Noisy Leo nwtd..........................J McInerney 3 57252 Uno Charm nwtd...............................L Ahern 4 64337 Darby Lane nwtd L &.......................... Morris 5 54318 Mariah nwtd......................................P Taylor 6 8225F Sheza Terror 30.82 7 62222 Homebush Lestat 30.47.............J McInerney 8 13477 Sydenham Jade nwtd.................G M Clarke

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and Manukau clubs under its umbrella. The move is aimed at saving money, setting up a public training facility at Pukekohe and helping to ensure the future viability of harness racing in the region through development of Alexandra Park with the aim of boosting revenue streams.

Wanganui greyhounds

Counties RC fields, form, riders Counties RC Venue: Pukekohe Park Meeting Date: 10 Jul 2013 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 11.25am ANNAS COMFREY CREAM.COM MAIDEN 2100 $7000, MDN, 2100m 1 22847 C’mon (5) 58.5........................... M D Plessis 2 00x27 Mangaroa Hustler (3) 58.5...............S Collett 3 73 Tequila At Midnite (2) 58.5........A Jones (a4) 4 x4036 Istimagic (6) 58.5.................. M Cheung (a4) 5 60630 Lochwood (10) 58.5......................... C Grylls 6 26950 Sergios (9) 58.5.............................M McNab 7 0x608 Iz (11) 58.5.......................................R Jones 8 69 Liberty Fighter (13) 58.5..............C Dell (a1) 9 9x609 Tama Akarana (8) 58.5................D Johnson 10 x5938 Miss Indy (7) 56.5................... A Forbes (a1) 11 9x994 Saucy Penny (14) 56.5............ P Turner (a1) 12 0x55 Bella Cavalla (4) 56.5.......... R Hutchings (a) 13 8x0 I’ve Gotlegs (12) 56.5..............B Hutton (a3) 14 9 Oh How Bazaar (1) 56.5........... T Wenn (a4) 2 11.55am H R FISKEN & SONS MAIDEN 1200 $7000 1 4388x Longview (9) 58.5..................... T Wenn (a4) 2 Lockheed (10) 58.5........................... L Innes 3 0x Mrs Browns Boy (2) 58.5.........R Smyth (a3) 4 x44x3 Born Happy (8) 56.5..................... O Bosson 5 6x2 Dance (5) 56.5.............................D Johnson 6 x38x6 Hannah Mary (12) 56.5.................... C Grylls 7 5x No Redemption (4) 56.5...................P Taylor 8 Bahrella (6) 56.5 9 080x6 Cartelora (1) 56.5.......................M Sweeney 10 5080x Jane Lour (11) 56.5.....................C Dell (a1) 11 0x0x0 Just Juliet (3) 56.5.........................M McNab 12 0 Miss Oklahoma (7) 56.5............ M D Plessis 3 12.25pm MICHAEL HILL JEWELLERS PUKEKOHE MDN 1200 $7000, MDN, 1200m 1 4 Eezemoova 58.5........................... Scratched 2 Roman Hero (8) 58.5.......................S Collett 3 9. El Primo (7) 58.5.............................. C Grylls 4 7000x Wayward Wonder (6) 58.5....... P Turner (a1) 5 Yeah Bro (3) 58.5..............................P Taylor 6 x5537 Maiden Warrior (11) 56.5............. D Johnson 7 06604 Blackwood (1) 56.5............................ D Hain 8 206x8 Impact (2) 56.5..................... R Hutchings (a) 9 9 Cav In The Castle (4) 56.5.. J Whiteside (a3) 10 80x7. Garden Of Gold (10) 56.5.......... M D Plessis 11 Princess’ Jewel (9) 56.5................ O Bosson 12 289x0 Rusta (5) 56.5..............................C Dell (a1)

called a special meeting of members to vote on the resolutions to rename the club and potentially amalgamate with the four smaller clubs which all currently race at Alexandra Park. If the proposals are agreed to, the ATC will change its name to Alexandra Park Inc and move to bring the Thames, Kumeu, Franklin

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) Someone can remind you of a past event today. Then again, perhaps it will be some old track, something you smell or food you eat. Any of these has the potential to arouse a deep and positive connection to the past. If friendships and the circles you move in have been in a state of flux, you might see something in a different perspective.

LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) You have quite a gift for connecting with people and that gift can transcend the age, seniority, background or creed of the people you achieve it with. Today can see you shining in this regard again, and all of this can be good for your general standing. If you are wanting to make progress professionally, this can be a key asset.

SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) If you have been searching for a new avenue, be it a hobby, educational opportunity or the chance to travel and broaden your mind, whilst some planetary factors have helped, Mercury in rewind since the last week of June probably hasn’t. If you are still searching, be clear about how this will unfold. Tact and patience will work best.

9 88288 Thirsty Kelvin nwtd.....................J McInerney 10 78474 Botany Comet 30.17..................J McInerney 12 3.30pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 HT4 C1q, 520m 1 22342 Botany Seaton 30.64.................J McInerney 2 63377 Opehu Tiger nwtd.............................R Waite 3 41864 Queen Rowdy 30.67.........................P Taylor 4 58552 Homebush Coco nwtd...............J McInerney 5 35222 Big Girl Welshy 30.23................J McInerney 6 12273 Bigtime Tip 30.32..............................L Ahern 7 72336 Opawa Token nwtd...........................S Maher 8 54538 Time For What nwtd.......................M Gowan Emergencies: 9 57847 Baby James nwtd......................J McInerney 10 46778 Ghost Chips nwtd......................A Blackburn 13 3.47pm BROAD ROOFING C1 C1, 305m 1 86265 Dogged Dan nwtd..............................R Hunt 2 65572 Sedgebrook Lad 18.06........................F Kite 3 8678x Jimmy The Buck 18.03................. P Denbee 4 26322 Hat Trick Chaos 17.78......................L Ahern 5 18744 Homebush Diamond 18.13........J McInerney 6 35233 Scarilicious 18.03 L &......................... Morris 7 56556 Hell Fire nwtd.......................................J Udy 8 55775 Sydenham Bubbles 17.51...........G M Clarke 9 77767 Amicus Curiae nwtd.......................... C Clark 10 48786 Galba John nwtd........................J McInerney 14 4.05pm BOX 9 CATERING C1 C1, 305m 1 14136 Zippit Sweetie 17.98.........................L Ahern 2 52671 Where’s Rican 18.05..................J McInerney 3 33513 Yeah Nah 17.89...................................L Udy 4 26673 Sub Silentio nwtd.........................B Goodwin 5 88365 Tanybryn 18.02 L &............................. Morris 6 72868 Kiwi Ranger 18.15...............................F Kite 7 15433 Sydenham Opal 17.99................G M Clarke 8 76214 Genia Haka 18.02......................J McInerney 9 63588 Lavender Sal 17.85....................... P Denbee 10 88753 Jetsun Jules 17.94............................. B Hunt 15 4.35pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C1 C1, 305m 1 75753 Calm Rita 18.17.......................... B Johnston 2 76786 El Maestro nwtd.........................J McInerney 3 88288 Thirsty Kelvin 18.12...................J McInerney 4 78865 Saucy Tomato 18.09.........................R Waite 5 58744 Groovy Shane 17.63 B &.............. G Atwood 6 38665 Sisal nwtd..................................... D Craigen 7 88266 Randy Outside 18.09......................... B Hunt 8 12414 Sectioned 17.89..........................M Goodwin Emergencies: 9 77767 Amicus Curiae nwtd.......................... C Clark 10 68885 Sedgebrook Skite 18.19......................F Kite 16 4.52pm PUNTER OF THE YEAR 2013 - 19TH JULY C1, 305m 1 17753 Homebush Esme nwtd...............J McInerney 2 55556 Bearly Possible nwtd............................J Udy 3 5873F Calm Brooke nwtd............................. B Hunt 4 83441 Dixie Queen 18.49...................... B Johnston 5 44364 Opawa Black nwtd B &................. G Atwood 6 67x78 Mainland Sonic 17.88 D L &............L Wright 7 1445 Aschenputtel 17.83...........................L Ahern 8 37242 Ya Laughin’ nwtd............................B Mitchell 9 77767 Amicus Curiae nwtd.......................... C Clark 10 55888 Imagination nwtd......................... T M Furner LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) If you are thinking about committing to a large purchase, or a business deal or partnership, you may feel more hopeful today. Yet it would still be wise to take a little more time to pick things over so that you are exactly sure of your liabilities. If you know a friendly but wise sage, why not run it past them first Archer?

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) What a mixed time it has been! Some communications may have flowed really well, while others may have jarred hard on your senses. The trick is not to assume that the first thing you think of is the correct outcome. Step back and pause. Think of all the different angles from a more distanced position. If you do, you will forge a more reliable position.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) There may have been a few jagged edges recently, for when Mercury rewinds, as it does now, things are rarely all plain sailing. Have you been feeling more irritable and ill at ease, or is this what you have soaked up from others? Either way, if you can concentrate and get what you need to do done, some lighter vibes can flow your way.


PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) You may try to jolly someone along today. Alternatively you could try to charm them, but if you sense that they think you should be taking life a bit more seriously, you might decide to comply. It’s one of those times when even innocent gestures can be misconstrued, so it is probably best to play things straight and go from there.


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, July 10, 2013




Global season the way to go On the eve of his playing return, All Blacks’ captain Richie McCaw has endorsed a season restructure proposal that should reduce the need for future generations of players to be granted sabbaticals. McCaw and other leading international players have been integral drivers in pushing for global change that could see the June test window shifted to July, the four-week gap in Super Rugby axed and all players granted an extended pre-season of at least 12 weeks. For the Northern Hemisphere, the new structure, which is aiming to be in place by 2016, will require them to start a month later - in late September as opposed to late August. The haphazard, illogical current set up where players in both hemispheres are asked to play for more than 10 months a year while only being granted as little as six weeks to condition and prepare, has pushed many individuals beyond the brink of their physical and mental capabilities. McCaw decided to take a sixmonth sabbatical from December last year as after 12 years of top flight rugby, he felt he wouldn’t be able to push on to the next World Cup without some kind of escape from the constant carnage and mental stress. Other senior All Blacks will follow suit this year. These players and many more believe that if the season was restructured to give them a minimum of 12 weeks pre-season preparation, they could enhance their longevity and quality of performance would be more consistent. “If the game’s leaders give this idea, or a variation of it, serious consideration it could be a game-changer

Richie McCaw

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Phil Hurley is full of smiles after waiting five long years to get his hands on the Collegiate Squash Championship following his victory last week.

Phil cracks it at last By Brayden Lindsay Most people would call it quits after five attempts, but for Mid Canterbury squash player Phil Hurley it was a case of fifth time lucky. Hurley finally managed to break his duck and claim his first club title with a 9-5, 9-1, 9-3 win over last years champion Mitch Bellew in the final of the Collegiate Squash Club Championships last week. It was a breakthrough moment for Hurley, who after two years at Celtic and his fourth year at Collegiate, finally has a club championship to his name.

“It’s pretty satisfying that I have finally got one,” he said. “I was pretty excited. “I threw out a couple of small fist pumps,” Hurley said. And he did it style, not dropping a set throughout the tournament. After being in five previous finals, 24-year-old Hurley was used to the crowd cheering against him. “I loved this; I love it when people cheer against me too, it gives me fuel to perform.”

The trophy was slightly easier for Hurley to get his hands on this year, with Adrian Hopwood, a winner of numerous club titles, now retired. It was 10 years ago at the age of 14, when Hurley was introduced to the sport of squash at the Celtic club. “It was through my parents who introduced me to it when I was younger, as I had a few mates playing it and then just got involved from there.”

I love it when people cheer against me too, it gives me fuel to perform

Hurley is hoping to repeat this year’s undefeated run again next year, when he looks to defend his club championship title. Next up on the agenda for Hurley is the Celtic Open Tournament on July 25 and 26 where he hopes to continue his winning run, while the Mid Canterbury Squash Championships are on August 2 and 3. Meanwhile, other winners from the Collegiate Squash Championships were, womens A grade Ange Bellew, men’s B grade Bruce Leslie, men’s C grade Steven Symonds, men’s D grade Scott Donaldson and men’s E grade Corey Smith.

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for professional rugby,” McCaw said. “It would be fantastic to address this long standing season structure debate once and for all, the players and the game would be so much better for it.” The issue of season restructure has constantly been on the agenda for most of the professional age but to date, any solution on how to make things better has not been found. The main reason for that has been that too many long standing commercial arrangements have been in place with staggered expiry dates. But the International Rugby Players’ Association is confident now that the bulk of the main broadcast and sponsorship deals in both hemispheres will uniformly expire in 2015 - opening the way for structural change in 2016. IRPA boss Rob Nichol says that discussions are already well advanced with the major European leagues about making the shift and that there is widespread player support. “We see this initiative as beneficial for the global game,” Ireland and British Lions first-five, Johnny Sexton said. “From a player perspective, we urge our leaders to get in a room together, take a positive attitude and see what can be done.” Under the new proposal Super Rugby would begin, as it does, in mid-to-late February and be played in one continuous block through to early July. What shape that competition takes in terms of the number of teams and split of conferences is yet to be determined. There would be three tests after Super Rugby finished, followed by a short break before the Rugby Championship would commence - most likely in its current format. The Six Nations and November tests would stay as they are. - HOS

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Guardian Weather

Wednesday, 10 July 2013




Wa i m a k a r i r i


Map for today











Ashburton Forecast

Canterbury Plains

Canterbury High Country

TODAY: Rain clearing. Southerly winds easing.



Occasional rain, with snow above 400 metres, easing to a few showers in the afternoon, then gradually clearing south of Ashburton by evening. Southerlies easing.

Snow showers, clearing south of Arthurs Pass in the morning, and easing elsewhere in the afternoon. Wind at 1000m: Southerly 30 km/h. Wind at 2000m: Southeast 60 km/h, easing in the afternoon.





TOMORROW: Fine. Light winds.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Northeasterlies.













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© Meteorological Service of NZ Limited 2013


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westerlies developing.


Midnight Tonight


Wind less than km/h 30

NZ Today


30 to 59

Auckland Hamilton Napier Palmerston North Wellington Nelson Blenheim Greymouth Christchurch Timaru Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill

60 plus

FRIDAY A few showers from Christchurch northwards, cloudy periods in the south. Northeasterlies developing.

morning min max

showers 7 12 showers 5 11 rain 4 10 rain 3 8 rain 6 9 showers 3 11 rain 2 10 fine 1 11 rain 2 9 clearing 0 10 fine -2 4 showers 4 9 showers 1 10

Cloudy periods from Christchurch northwards with a few showers. Fine further south with morning frosts. Light winds.


NZ Situation

The low over northern New Zealand and the ridge over the South Island both remain slow moving tomorrow and Friday. The low should start to drift eastwards on Saturday and a front moves onto the South Island.

Becoming fine for a time. Showers and cold southwesterlies developing later.

SUNDAY Showery, with snow to low levels. Strong cold southerlies.


FZL: 800m

FZL: 1000m

Fine south of the Rakaia River with morning frosts. Cloudy periods in the north with a few showers north of the Ashley River. Wind at 1000m: Southeasterly. Wind at 2000m: Easterly 25 km/h.

FRIDAY Mostly fine, but a few showers about the foothills north of the Waimakariri River. Easterly breezes, turning northwest in the afternoon.

SATURDAY Fine weather. Light winds at low levels, southerlies developing later. Westerlies about the tops turning strong southwest later.

SUNDAY Snow showers. Strong cold southerlies.

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

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River Levels


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 3:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 3:45 pm, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday

198.2 15.7 21.9 112.5

Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings

Temperatures °C


to 4pm yesterday Ashburton Airport

Rainfall mm

min grass 16 hour Jul 2013 min to date to date


4.0 559.8

SW 31

9.3 -4.4


5.0 398.8

SW 24


4.0 363.4

NW 20











Timaru Airport

8.1 -3.3







Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3



9 noon 3


max gust

8.7 -0.3 -4.1


Christchurch Airport

Wind km/h

9 pm am 3


Thursday 9 noon 3


9 pm am 3



9 noon 3


9 pm

2 1 0

4:54 11:02 5:18 11:29 5:35 11:44 5:58 12:11 6:18 12:27 6:39 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 8:06 am Set 5:11 pm Fair

Fair fishing Rise 8:42 am Set 7:14 pm

First quarter 16 Jul

3:20 pm

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Rise 8:05 am Set 5:12 pm Good

Good fishing Rise 9:13 am Set 8:14 pm

Full moon 23 Jul

6:17 am

Rise 8:05 am Set 5:12 pm Good

Good fishing Rise 9:41 am Set 9:15 pm

Last quarter 30 Jul

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa

5:45 am

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