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Savage dogs attack five large cut to the back of her heel and a puncture wound to her foot. She required 25 stitches to Two dogs savagely attacked her elbow and heel. two children, one teenager, an Methven police constable elderly woman and a dog control Aaron Tapp said the two Methven officer after escaping from their children and 67-year-old tourist Methven yard on Friday night. had received treatment at the About 5.30pm an eight-year- Methven Medical Centre. old boy and his 12-year-old The dogs were out for five to 10 sister were walking home from minutes. They had not growled, the town swimming pool when but had just run up to their tarthey were bitten and dragged gets and attacked them. by the dogs near the Garden of He thanked the teenagers who Harmony on South Belt. intervened and secured the dogs. One of the dogs initially dragged “Quite a bit of forethought on the boy along the grass by his their part” had been involved shoulder, and the in the teenagers’ pair bit the back actions. He said of the girl’s neck the young vicand head after she tim’s mother had fell to the ground also been grateOne of the trying to help her ful. teenagers was brother. “Had they not Three teenagintervened it bitten on the ers passing in a could have been back of his leg vehicle stopped to a lot worse. Had help. One of the the dogs kept as the group teenagers was bitrunning around, managed to get ten on the back God knows who of his leg as the would have the children into they group managed to had a go at.” get the children He believed the their vehicle and into their vehicle cross breed dogs drive them home were not of a and drive them home. dangerous breed. The teenagers The Guardian returned a few understands minutes later and they may have saw a tourist looking panicked been bull mastiff crosses. on his cellphone. His 67-year-old Mr Tapp said they had been wife had been walking on Wayne seized by Ashburton Dog Control Place where she was savagely and would be destroyed, and the attacked, and he was calling owners may be prosecuted. emergency services. It appeared the gate to the The teenagers helped the diso- secured yard where the dogs rientated man inform emergen- lived had not been shut properly. cy services of his whereabouts. “That’s what we believe at this They saw the dogs in the vicinity stage. We still have to talk to the of their nearby home and used owner which I will be doing in the their car to block them in to their next couple of days.” yard. One stood on the bonnet The Guardian understands a to lock the gate, almost being dog control officer was also bitattacked in the process. ten by one of the dogs, on his The 67-year-old had received hand, as he tried to transfer a tear to her elbow, puncture them from his van to the pound marks to her arm and hip, a in Ashburton. By Susan Sandys

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By Jonathan Leask With a second baby on the way and the ink still drying on a land purchase, the $10,000 winner’s cheque from the Coast to Coast couldn’t have come at a better time for Methven’s Braden Currie. Currie’s win in Saturday’s Coast to Coast longest day was special for a number of reasons. “I’ve got a family, we’ve got a baby due in eight weeks, we just bought a plot of land and I was wondering how we’d get the money,” Currie said. As he covered the final few metres of the 254km journey it sunk in that he had achieved what he set out to and got to immediately share it with the people he did it for and that had made it possible. He gave his pregnant wife Sally a big hug, the woman who decided she would work while he took the last year off to train and compete. Then he hoisted up his four-year-old son Tarn and said “we did it”. That was when big brother and support crew chief Glen, who was third in the 2010 Coast to Coast, burst up to raise champion little brother into the air. Currie said he was extremely lucky to have such a wide network of support from family and friends to cheer him on. “They mean everything to me. “I have a large family and they are my inspiration – and they have really loud voices! They always make an effort to be there for me. That’s a cool feeling.” Family was the reason Currie had all-but given up hope of competing in let alone winning the Coast to Coast, but family was the motivator behind his win. • Race wrap P12

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Braden Currie shares a moment with his four-year-old son Tarn after becoming the Coast to Coast champion on Saturday.

Firefighters called to dramatic jetboat fire By Susan Sandys Ashburton firefighters had little sleep at the weekend, while Methven firefighters were involved in a dramatic jetboat fire. Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade chief Selwyn Allred said a 1.30pm call-out on Saturday was to a jetboat fire at the Rakaia Gorge.

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Owners of a private jetboat had been launching it into the river from the north side boat ramp when it exploded into flames. They did not receive injuries but were “a bit shaken up”. The boat drifted downstream where a commercial jetboat operator sprayed it with water to put the fire out. By the time the brigade arrived the burned-out boat was beached on the side of the river

and members helped put it on a trailer for the owners. A busy routine of call-outs for Ashburton began with two false alarms on Saturday, one to Mitre 10 at 9.12am on Saturday, and one to a controlled burn-off at Newlands at 3pm. At 1am yesterday the brigade was called to a suspicious garage fire at Netherby. The garage and two cars were destroyed.

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the scene for about four hours, and were assisted by appliances from the Ashburton rural and Hinds brigades. There was a false alarm callout later in the afternoon to Wakanui Road, as passersby spotted smoke from the Hinds fire. And about 4.30pm they were called to a Mayfield grass fire which had been caused by a short on power lines, attended by the Mayfield brigade.

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Teenager charged after string of offences “He stopped and pointed it at us and told us he would blow our f****** heads off. “He slowed right down and jumped out Detectives are examining six crime of the vehicle and pulled out the rifle and scenes in Taumarunui after the arrest let a shot off ... and then he took off back of a teenager charged with a string of into town.” Mr Dickinson said his family was serious offending, including allegedly shaken up by the incident. shooting at a family with a baby. “I’m just happy my wife and daughter The 19-year-old’s alleged offending started about 8am and ended with his are all right,” he said. There were earlier reports that three arrest in the small central North Island people were shot but an ambulance town yesterday afternoon. Ruapehu/Whanganui area command- spokesman said paramedics called to er Inspector Steve Mastrovich said offic- the scene were stood down without ers had secured six crime scenes in “a being needed. The teenager was believed to have variety of locations” and were interviewing a range of witnesses to piece together allegedly stolen fuel from one petrol station and held up another. the teenager’s movements. Mr Mastrovich said police were “in “We believe the man has committed the process of going to several serious offences every area where the man in a number of differhas been and performing ent locations, including ‘I was scared. checks on each property discharging a firearm in There were [a to make sure no one has an unsafe manner,” Mr injured”. Mastrovich said. lot] of police and been “So far we have received “This is an ongoing then there were no reports of any meminvestigation and we bers of the public susare conducting an area the dogs and taining injuries,” he said. canvass to determine The armed offenders everything’ the sequence of events squad had cordoned off that have taken place.” - Gemma Carlyle areas of the town while Jason Dickinson was the teen was being purstaying with his wife sued. and baby daughter at Local woman Gemma Carlyle said the his parents’ place on Miro Street when a teenager came to the door asking to use Central Park Motor Inn was forced into the phone to call a car yard because he lockdown by police patrolling the area. “I was scared. There were [a lot] of had crashed nearby. Mr Dickinson said he seemed polite police and then there were the dogs and but once inside he allegedly pulled a everything,” she said. “We had to stay inside and close all knife on his father, Rod Dickinson, and stole one of the cars parked at the the doors.” Mr Mastrovich said cordons were later house. The shocked family watched the lifted and police were not looking for offender drive away and called police anyone else in relation to the offending. The arrested man was in custody and while at the front of the home. Mr Dickinson said he was believed to “will appear before the courts shortly”, have stolen fuel from a nearby petrol Mr Mastrovich said. Police have appealed for witnesses to station and then driven back past the contact officers. family house. Anyone with information should call “The guy went back past with my car that he’d stolen and he stopped up the Taumarunui Police on 07 895 8119 or road and let a bullet off,” Mr Dickinson Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. - APNZ said.

Invercargill man charged with murder A man has been charged with the murder of a woman found dead in a hostel in Invercargill on Saturday. The 30-year-old Invercargill man was arrested on Saturday night after the woman was found dead in her room earlier in the day. A team of 22 police and a forensic pathologist are working on

the investigation and a “detailed scene examination” is expected to take a number of days. A homicide inquiry was launched after the 38-year-old woman, of Invercargill, was located in the Tyne Street hostel. Inspector Olaf Jensen said the woman and the charged man were known to each other but the “extent of that relationship is part

of our enquiries”. An area of the Otepuni Gardens next to the hostel has been searched and several items of interest have been found. Mr Jensen would not comment on the cause of death or what items police had seized. The arrested man is to appear in the Invercargill District Court tomorrow and a post-mortem

examination of the victim is to be carried out on the same day. Police have appealed for information from anyone who was in the Otepuni Gardens around between 4 and 5am on Saturday. Anyone with information should call Invercargill Police on 03 211 0400 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. - APNZ

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Viewing aircraft at the Fly In on Saturday are Ray Arther and Merilyn Sloan.

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Red Checkers foiled by fog By Susan Sandys Fog ruined plans for the Red Checkers to fly over Ashburton on Saturday. Ashburton Aviation Museum committee member Keith Pickford said there could not have been a worse time for the fog to descend upon the biennial Great Plains Fly In at Ashburton Airport. It had been great weather on the Friday when many visiting aircraft flew in from around the country, but on Saturday the Red Checkers pilots made a decision at 1pm they could not delay their

11.30am scheduled flight any longer after watching skies hopefully throughout the morning. “At 1pm they made the decision, and of course at 1pm the sun came out and it began to clear,” Mr Pickford said. Such were the vagaries of the weather, yet members of the public still found plenty of aircraft to see as they viewed the many visiting and resident flying machines. About 70 aircraft from Invercargill to Kaitaia attended. Competitions were held in the afternoon, including a spot landing competition

where pilots had to land on a mark, and a forced landing competition where pilots had to land with engine idling, enacting a landing in the case of an engine failure. Sport Aviation Association awards were made at a function on Saturday night. A North Islander took out the grand champion title, while Ashburton pilots were well represented and included the award of best military replica and best kit built aircraft going to Graham Ritchie. Yesterday it was another clear and sunny day, perfect for the many visiting pilots to fly back home.


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Speaking out against abusive relationships By Susan Sandys A few weeks after her daughter Sophie’s murder, Lesley Elliott did an internet search on the words “women and abuse”. She clicked on the website and read through four pages outlining the warning signs of an abusive relationship. “I couldn’t beleive it, they were exactly what she had experienced,” Mrs Elliott said. She wishes both she and Sophie had seen the warning signs earlier, maybe it would have saved the life of her bubbly, bright and beautiful 22-year-old. It is to highlight these warning signs and perhaps save the lives of others that Mrs Elliott has created the Sophie Elliott Foundation and talks to teenagers around the country.

Yesterday it was the turn of Mid Canterbury teenagers to listen, and put the spotlight on their relationships. Mrs Elliott spoke on relationships and violence prevention as part of an Ashburton Youth Council Let’s Be Honest day at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, attended by 27. Mrs Elliott’s story has been told many times before, in the media and in the courtroom. She opened the front door of the family’s Dunedin home on her daughter’s ex boyfriend, Clayton Weatherston. He wanted to see Sophie before she left for a new city and a new life. The next thing she heard her daughter screaming from her upstairs bedroom. She could not get in the door, and it was too late by the time she did, Sophie had been stabbed 216 times. The google search Mrs Elliott

undertook had been after a detective working on Sophie’s murder told her a previous girfriend of Weatherston’s had come forward with a report of abuse. The information on the refuge website confirmed Weatherston’s pattern of behaviour was a text book case, he was a “classic” abuser. “That’s when I realised Sophie didn’t have a hope in hell,” she said. Early signs included being controlling, possessive, isolating from family and friends, threatening, changeable or volatile behaviour, sexual issues for example taking no responsibility for contraception, and being haphazard and unrealiable when it comes to making telephone or other contact. With regard to the latter, Sophie would text Weatherston to ask what he was doing on a Friday night, he might get in

touch around 11pm, at his own whim, by which time she may have already made plans. Mrs Elliott said what should have been a “red flag” for her was when, just three weeks into their relationship, Sophie allowed Weatherston to stay overnight without checking with her mother. Sophie explained to her the next day she had not wanted him to stay but he had pressured her, with the excuse he did not want to drive on icy roads, and if he had crashed it would have been her fault. The five-month relationship did not become violent until shortly before her murder, and it was the psychological abuse which had been difficult to detect. “I wish he had of hit her earlier on because if he had, she would have been out of there so fast,” Mrs Elliott said.

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Former student cleared over Kenya crash Former Bethlehem College student David Fellows has been cleared over the crash that killed three New Zealanders in Kenya, with investigators saying he was not the driver. Kenyan police have insisted the Kenyan man who died in the crash was the one behind the wheel, One News reported. The statement came despite Bethlehem College admitting Mr Fellows, 18, was driving the van when it crashed last month, kill-

ing former Bethlehem College pupil Caitlin Dickson, 19, Tauranga couple Brian and Grace Johnston, and Kenyan man Christopher Mmata. It was initially assumed Mr Mmata was driving and it was only after Mr Fellows returned to New Zealand that he confessed to being the one behind the wheel. Kenyan police said that story could not be true and the driver must have been Mr Mmata, who was thrown from the van.

A post-mortem examination showed he had shattered ribs, a Kenyan police spokesman told One News. “The injuries of the driver and also the inspection of the car is showing that really the driver, Christopher, was the one driving the car,” he said. He said Kenyan police had no reason to be a part of any cover-up. Mr Fellows might still have questions to answer as there could still

be a public inquest, in which anyone with information to change the police case could be heard. The head of Bethlehem College’s board of trustees chairman Greg Hollister-Jones told One News its investigation into the incident focused on school procedures and not police matters. Mr Fellow’s lawyer Paul Mabey QC said they had not heard from Kenyan authorities. - APNZ


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Guardian reporter Susan Sandys caught up with Methven Tramping Club founder Alan Wickens when he was in Methven recently.


ethven Tramping Club founder Alan Wickens was back in Methven recently, and was pleased to see the club still going strong.

The 62-year-old caught up with fellow members and went for a couple of high country tramps, before heading back to his home in the Waikato.

It was 21 years ago he got together with other tramping enthusiasts to establish the club, when he was working as a police officer in the ski town.

He initially came to Methven from the Waikato in November 1991, to become the town’s second police officer when the position was first created. Before his appointment Methven was a one-cop town. “When I arrived here I thought it was a bit odd that there was no tramping club in Mid Canterbury,” he said. At the time an Ashburton tramping club was winding up, and Methven seemed the perfect place to create a new club, with its surrounding spectacular high country walking areas. A meeting was held in April, 1992, at the Mount Hutt Memorial Hall. About 130 people attended and a club was soon formed. “I couldn’t believe there was so much interest,” Mr Wickens said. Mr Wickens retired from the police force later that year, and stayed in Methven for a few years before moving to Australia in 1998. He worked as a groundsman at the University of Sydney until 2008, when he was laid off as the global financial crisis hit. He had been planning to go to Antarctica later in the year, but when he lost his job he saw it as a perfect opportunity to head off overseas earlier and he went to Borneo. He ended up trekking and mountain climbing in six of the world’s seven continents. “That was one big long year of staving off the financial crisis,”

Mr Wickens said. “It was an amazing bucket list year of things,” he said. On one of the trips, through Pakistan, he trekked within a kilometre of Osama bin Laden’s hideaway compound, not knowing at the time of course. He expected radical Islam could be strong in the area, and the general travelling advisory for Westerners was to avoid such areas. However, he found guides and residents to be very friendly. A three-week trek encompassing the K2 mountain base involved walking on glaciers and over high passes. While in the K2 area he met two extreme skiers who were attempting to ski it, one was killed, and then a year later the other was killed while attempting it. One of his trekking party was a determined mountain climber, and she managed to conquer the peak, renowned as “the savage mountain”, on a later visit. Mr Wickens did some climbing himself while away, conquering Europe’s Mont Blanc and other peaks. He wants to let others know just how accessible and cheap it can be these days to indulge one’s passions for mountain climbing and trekking. “The internet has made it easier for the likes of me as a tramper come person who likes to climb the odd mountain,” he said. In previous years it would

have been impossible to organise such treks without going through an American or European based tour company. But today it was just a matter of undertaking an internet search on any peak, and the names of local guides would come up. “Nowadays every mountain has somebody guiding it. It’s made it massively easy to organise things,” he said. In 2006 in Peru he had undertaken a mountain circuit in Peru for just $350 and the cost included horses, horsemen, a cook and guide, whereas booking on a group tour would have cost him more than $1500. Mr Wickens worked as a gardener in Sydney again upon his return, this time at the University of New South Wales. He travelled to Mongolia in August and when he got home decided to drive across the Nullarbor to Perth. He joined a tramping club there, but was disappointed that it did not hold any walks for several months due to it being too hot. That and the fact there were better job opportunities in New Zealand sent him packing back to this side of the Tasman. He said it was great to see the tramping club still going strong after more than two decades, and the Methven area was his favourite in the whole country. He planned to join the club and travel down from the North Island often to participate in walks.

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related, and no one else was being sought in connection with the death. Police were called to the family’s home on Edgeware Road in St Albans about 3am. Officers found Mr Scollay’s body inside. A weapon believed to have been used in the incident was also found at the scene, Ms Le Bas said. The arrested woman is due in Christchurch District Court today. A neighbour said she heard yelling at the home early yester-

day morning. She did not go on to the street because she was concerned for her own safety. “I just heard yelling and then I heard sirens,” she said. “We just don’t need this. It’s just awful.” A forensic examination at the address continued last night and will continue today, and investigators will conduct follow-up interviews. Mr Scollay’s body was removed from the house yesterday afternoon and a postmortem examination would be done today.

Next of kin had been advised of the death, and Victim Support and police family liaison staff were working with relatives, Ms Le Bas said. Mr Scollay used to play bass guitar and sing in Christchurch band Gas during the 1990s. According to the Soundclick. com website, Mr Scollay left the band after he “lost interest in music altogether”. He was involved in working on the EP Compressed Gas, which was made between 1996 - 1998, but not released until - APNZ 2009.

saving a cat, or worst, rushing to a false alarm. They do this out of the goodness of their heart, because legally they could simply walk away, even from a car crash if the vehicles are not on fire. Naturally these firefighters are far too responsible to even consider this, but hopefully new guidelines and laws will outline what should be expected of them and where they can draw the line. Sadly, the growing demands of the community and the decreasing funding for services like St John have put a higher demand on firefighting resources. Every call-out has a price tag and their budgets are increasingly stretched, so hopefully this review will also result in additional funds to help our firefighters deal with the growing demands on their time. The current situation is so absurd that firefighters can be held responsible when a nonfire rescue goes wrong, so the sooner they are given bigger budgets and legal authority for their expanded roles, the sooner they can get on with the job. And if you want to see them in action, come and check out the Canterbury Firefighters’ Competition next Saturday morning in Ashburton.

A small earthquake has been felt in west Christchurch yesterday morning. The 3.8-magnitude quake was of “moderate” strength and its epicentre was 25km west of the city, GeoNet said. The quake was detected at 10.01am. A police spokesman said residents in the suburb or Rolleston had felt the earthquake but there were no reports of any damage.  - APNZ

• Man killed in collision An elderly man was killed and two people were injured when two cars collided north of Christchurch yesterday afternoon. The crash happened at Chaneys Corner near the intersection of Main North Road and Marshland Road between Christchurch and the Waimakariri River about 2.35pm. An ambulance southern communications spokesman said the two people cut from the wreckagewere taken to Christchurch Hospital. One, an elderly woman, suffered serious injuries. The driver of the other car involved in the crash received only minor injuries. Police say initial inquiries indicate that the car driven by the dead man had been travelling east on Main North Road when it collided with the vehicle travelling north on Marshland Road. Diversions at the scene were in place for much of the afternoon.  - APNZ

• Charged after serious assault A man has been charged with attempted murder after a middle-aged woman suffered a “prolonged and serious” assault in Porirua, north of Wellington yesterday. The 54-year-old woman was walking along the Kenepuru walkway between the Porirua Railway Station and Kenepuru Drive about 9am when a man came up behind her. He then “subjected her to a prolonged and serious assault”, Detective Constable Peter Reeves of Porirua police said. It appeared the assault was random and unprovoked. A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene and would appear in Porirua District Court today. Police were seeking help from anyone who may have witnessed the assault or had been in the vicinity about the time it happened.  - APNZ

• Lifejackets save boaties Lifejackets saved the lives of boaties in two water emergencies as people took to the lakes and seas at the weekend. Two children were among those pulled from the water. Coastguard Auckland spokeswoman Georgie Smith said three people were thrown into the water in Manukau Harbour on Saturday when their Hobie catamaran flipped. Ms Smith did not know how old those involved were, but a Westpac Rescue helicopter crew member said he believed two were children. The helicopter was turned back before reaching the scene. Another boatie came to the trio’s rescue and was helping them right their catamaran when the Coastguard boat arrived. Ms Smith praised the catamaran’s occupants for wearing lifejackets. “That’s just so fantastic to see, it makes such a difference,” she said. Ms Smith also praised the five occupants of 14m launch Southern Conquest, who were rescued by the Coastguard after striking rocks in the Whangaruru Harbour, 55km north of Whangarei, about 10pm on Friday.  - APNZ

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ational is committed to keeping Kiwis safe in their homes and communities. We have a target to reduce reoffending 25 per cent by 2017 – that’s 18,500 fewer victims of crime every year. Department of Corrections research shows re-offending rates fell by more than 8 per cent for prisoners who participated in prison-based employment activities, and by more than 16 per cent for prisoners on the release to work programme. That’s why this Government is committed to increasing prisoner employment and skills training over the next five years as part of its programme to reduce reoffending. Many prisoners have poor employment histories. More than half didn’t have a job when they went into prison, and most don’t have any formal qualifications. Most prisoners are going to be released at some stage, so we need to do everything we can to make sure they don’t reoffend when they get out. We want them to reintegrate into, and contribute to, the communities they live in on release. Working prisons will give more prisoners the opportunity to get work experience and gain qualifications to increase their chances of finding employment after release. We will be establishing working prisons at Auckland Women’s Corrections, Rolleston and Tongariro/Rangipo Prisons. Prisoners will have a structured

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40 hour week of employment and rehabilitation. These prisons will contribute to National’s priority to deliver better public services, as will our changes to Police. Out on the street, the number of frontline police foot patrols has risen by 70 per cent nationwide from 2011 to 2012. Here in the Canterbury Police district the number of patrols has increased 74.9 per cent. The huge increase in foot patrols, Neighbourhood Policing Teams, the Prevention First Strategy, and the 600 additional frontline officers delivered by the National-led Government are all contributing to our falling crime rate – which is at a 30-year low. New Zealanders deserve to feel safe in their homes and communities. And National is supporting this through a comprehensive programme to protect communities, and prevent crime. In addition to the work the government is undertaking, I make it a priority to meet regularly with senior police officers Grant Russell in Ashburton and Dave Gaskin in Timaru to discuss issues constituents raise with me.

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By Nathan Crombie Rescuers plucked a climber to safety after he become trapped on a ledge about 100 metres up a sheer cliff at the Putangirua Pinnacles in South Wairarapa. Westpac Rescue helicopter crewman Dave Greenberg said the man in his 20s had become trapped on the rock ledge while scaling a sheer cliff at the Putangirua Pinnacles off the Cape Palliser Road on Saturday. The man, who was a visitor to Wairarapa, had called emergency services on his cellphone shortly before noon when he found himself unable to move from his precarious perch. “He was sitting up there with his legs out because the ledge was not wide and he was well stuck – he couldn’t go up or down,” Mr Greenberg said. “He’s very lucky he had cell coverage out there. He wasn’t in an obvious place and not many people would have passed if he had to shout for help. He talked us in on his phone and that was lucky too because there’s a lot of ledges out there.” Mr Greenberg said a paramedic was lowered to the man despite the narrowness of the ledge and the pair were winched back into the helicopter. The man was uninjured and was returned to his car in a nearby parking area, Mr Greenberg said.  - APNZ

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irefighters in Mid Canterbury and around the country are getting restless and they have every right to do so. Over the years, the role of our firefighters has changed dramatically and a new report released last week identified how far their duties have expanded past their core roles and how little is done to clarify that role. Currently the community should shake every firefighter’s hand as their actions are going well beyond the call off duty. Legally, firefighters only have to put out fires, but because of cutbacks in other emergency services the boys in the big red trucks have become Jacks-ofall-Trades. These days, firefighters spend more time cutting people out of cars and rescuing cats out of trees than actually putting out fires. When the Rakaia Brigade rushed to Selwyn last month to fight the massive scrub fires in Prebbleton some of them would have enjoyed doing their real job for a change. After all, that is what they sign up for, not picking up body parts from State Highway 1 or resuscitating someone with a heart attack. Thankfully, our firemen and women are a good bunch of people who take on this job, mostly voluntarily in Mid Canterbury, to help their community. Their frustration levels however must be getting high when they rush away from their day job, only to end up

Police have named a man murdered in his Christchurch home overnight Saturday. He was 48-year-old Guy Christian Scollay. A 44-year-old woman who lived at the address has been arrested and charged with his murder. Police said she was related to Mr Scollay, as well as a 19-year-old man who was also at the property during the incident. Detective Inspector Virginia Le Bas said police believed the incident was family violence-

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The seventh person to swim Foveaux Strait, and the first to swim it from Stewart Island to Bluff, says he has great respect for John van Leeuwen, the first person to conquer the fickle strait 50 years ago. It took Invercargill masters swimmer Wayne Evans nine hours and 20 minutes to complete the swim on Saturday during an event commemorating Mr van Leeuwen’s history-making endeavour of February 7, 1963. “I have great respect for what he achieved, especially as he wore a bathing suit and I had a wet suit,” Mr Evans said. Stiff and sore yesterday and unable to lift his arms above his shoulders, he said the sea was rough and there was doubt at first whether the swim would take place. Then he hit a rip and “battled through concrete” for the first three hours before conditions calmed, he said. Other swimmers, most from the Oreti Beach Surf Lifesaving Club of which Mr van Leeuwen is patron, swam in relays. They were to join Mr van Leeuwen, his twin sons and a group of young club surf lifesavers for a ceremonial swim into Oreti Beach on Saturday night but because they were delayed the ceremonial swim went ahead without them. Mr Evans said his name would not go down in the record books because he

did not have official timers and recorders with him. Mr van Leeuwen, 78, said on Saturday he would never have become the first person to swim the strait without the help of his swim buddies. While he swam his buddies took it in turns to swim with him, encouraging him and feeding him Complan to keep his strength up. “I always say we swam the strait, not me.” So it was fitting some of his swim buddies made it to Invercargill for the commemorations. They included Tim Fenton, who travelled from Canada, John Fogarty, who like Mr Leeuwen still lives in Invercargill, and Mr van Leeuwen’s 1963 girlfriend, Ann, now his wife. Back in 1962, members of the surf lifesaving club decided to try swimming the strait, Mr van Leeuwen said. He was selected by coach Ivan Wilson as the swimmer who would go all the way. “I was the oldest in the group. . . but I was the toughest trainer. The others used to swim upstream on the edges of the Oreti River – I swam in the middle where the current was strongest.” The February 7 attempt almost ended in failure midway when the group was “attacked” by bluebottle jellyfish, he said. Mr van Leeuwen had grease on his body to protect him from the cold but was ready to quit when the bluebottles began stinging his face. - APNZ

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Strong aftershock rattles Solomons A powerful aftershock has rattled the Solomon Islands as aid agencies struggle to get a clear picture of the devastation four days after a 8.0-magnitude quake triggered a deadly tsunami. The confirmed death toll rose to 10 yesterday with the discovery of a child’s body in a ditch in the remote Santa Cruz Islands. Meanwhile more than 3000 people are squatting in shelters after their homes were destroyed. Two boats carrying urgently needed supplies of medicine, food, water and tents have arrived at Lata, the main town in the island group. However, the fragile communications system means further shipments are on hold. Australia pledged additional aid on Sunday, with Foreign Minister Bob Carr travelling to the Solomon Islands to tour tsunami-wrecked areas. Canberra has already donated $250,000 to the local Red Cross. Carr announced funding for an emergency flight of three doctors and three nurses to the devastation zone, with the return flight due to ferry

severely injured patients back to the capital for treatment. “We’re deploying two AusAID workers to get into Lata to assess the damage and help co-ordinate relief, and a medical flight to the disaster zone,” he said. “We’ll fund the evacuation of two people injured in the tsunami to get hospital treatment elsewhere in the Solomons.” Officials in the capital Honiara say they haven’t received full assessments of the situation in the outlying islands. “At the moment we don’t know if we are still in the relief stage or have moved to the recovery stage,” Red Cross secretary general for the Solomon Islands, Joanne Zoleveke, told AFP. “We don’t know if what we have sent is sufficient or if more is required and we have to charter more boats. We can’t make those decisions until we receive assessment reports from Lata and communications are intermittent.” A 6.5-magnitude earthquake which rocked the region yesterday was centred just 29 kilometres south-south-

Beckham says she set trends at school Victoria Beckham has joked she is so fashionable she even set trends at school. The singer-turned-designer started her career as a member of the Spice Girls but style has always been her first love. She has laughed that even when she was studying she couldn’t get enough of accessorising her outfits. “I was quite an awkward teenager, I was never particularly confident with my body or the way that I looked,” she told Love magazine. “I used to try and play around with everything, even try and customise my school uniform. I used to set trends at school, I have to say. “I did try to make the school uniform look a bit better than it actually did.” Although she loved clothes, Beckham was obsessed with singing and dancing as a young girl so spent most of her time in tap shoes

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west of Lata at a depth of 18 kilometres. It followed a 7.0 aftershock late on Friday night. The Solomon Islands government has declared the Santa Cruz Islands a disaster area. Aerial surveys indicate most of the damage is confined to the Lata region. It was estimated about 590 houses had been destroyed, with most of the destruction caused in the initial earthquake on Wednesday and the metre-high tsunami which swept through coastal villages soon after. Initial reports put the death toll at 13 but Zoleveke said the intermittent communications with Lata indicated it was not that high. “The official death toll is now 10 as of last night. The body of a child was found in a ditch,” she said. The Solomons are part of the “Ring of Fire”, a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific that is subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In 2007 a tsunami following an 8.0-magnitude earthquake killed at least 52 people in the Solomons and - AFP left thousands homeless.

An asteroid will zoom within spitting distance of Earth in one week, in what NASA says is the closest fly-by ever predicted for an object this large. The asteroid, dubbed 2012 DA 14, was discovered by chance by astronomers after passing nearby last February. It is passing 27,700km above Earth’s surface when it speeds by, closer than the orbit of most weather and communi- AAAP cations satellites. 

• Bus plunge kills 16 At least 16 young soccer fans have been killed in Chile after their bus plunged into a ravine. Twenty-one people were injured in the accident about 450 kilometres south of the capital Santiago at the weekend. The fire department said the vehicle plunged about 150 metres on the winding mountain road from Concepcion to Tome, the La Tercera newspaper reported - DPA online.  photo world vision

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‘More horse meat cases possible’ More cases of contaminated meat could be revealed within days, the British government has warned, raising fears that an international criminal conspiracy is behind the horse meat scandal. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson says the next set of results on all retailers’ and manufacturers’ processed beef products, due on Friday, may reveal more traces of horse meat. “There may well be more bad results coming through, that’s the point of doing this random analysis,” Mr Paterson said. Findus, one of the food companies at the centre of the horse meat scandal, says it’s considering taking legal action against its suppliers. The frozen foods company, which has taken its beef lasagne off supermarket shelves after some were found to contain 100 per cent horse meat, says it’s looking into legal action because an internal investigation “strongly suggests” the contamination “was

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not accidental”. The company said in a statement: “Findus is taking legal advice about the grounds for pursuing a case against its suppliers, regarding what they believe is their suppliers’ failure to meet contractual obligations about product integrity.” Mr Paterson spoke after attending an emergency meeting with the chiefs of leading supermarkets, trade bodies and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to discuss the scandal which has seen supermarket chains including Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland withdraw some products. He said retailers have agreed to improve their food testing because they hold the “ultimate responsibility” for making sure their products do not contain horse meat. The retailers had also agreed that consumers should be compensated if they have bought withdrawn products with no questions asked, he said. Mr Paterson added: “It’s a ques-

tion of either gross incompetence, but...I’m more concerned there’s actually an international criminal conspiracy here, and we’ve really got to get to the bottom of it. “If there’s a criminal act we will work with the authorities wherever they are to ensure the appropriate measures are taken. “This is a conspiracy against the public. Selling a product as beef, and including a lot of horse in it is fraud.” Questioned about whether he would be prepared to eat meat bought from a supermarket, he said: “I would be very happy to eat any products on sale in British supermarkets this morning but I would not recommend anyone to eat a product which has been withdrawn.” Prime Minister David Cameron described the matter as “shocking” and “completely unacceptable”, while Labour leader Ed Miliband said it was “appalling”. He added: “I think people in the country will be quite shocked that

horse meat has been in the food that they have been innocently buying. “The government has got to get a grip on this situation.” The Trading Standards Institute has said the discovery of such high levels of horse meat suggests “deliberate fraudulent activity”. Food safety experts have said there is no risk to public health. Findus said it carried out a full product recall on Monday, two days before DNA tests found that some of its lasagnes contained up to 100 per cent horse meat. The firm, which has its headquarters in London, tested 18 of its beef lasagne products, made by French food supplier Comigel, and found that 11 contained in the range of 60 to 100 per cent horse meat. Tesco and Aldi have also withdrawn a range of ready meals produced by Comigel over fears that they contained contaminated meat. - PA

• Strong quake A powerful seven-magnitude earthquake has rumbled across southern Colombia, injuring at least eight people and damaging more than 140 buildings. The quake, which struck yesterday, was felt as far away as Quito, Ecuador and Bogota, where buildings swayed under the force, which the US Geological Survey said measured a strong seven on the moment magnitude scale. - AFP

• Listeria kills three A listeria outbreak linked to a Victorian cheese factory has claimed a third life. A 68-year-old NSW man died from the infection last month, a Victorian health department spokesman confirmed yesterday. A Tasmanian man, 44, and a Victorian man, 88, have also died of the illness. A total of 26 cases, including the three fatal cases and one miscarriage, have now been linked to the Jindi cheese factory in Gippsland. Some soft cheeses produced by Jindi were pulled from supermarket shelves last year. - AAP

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Stepping foot on the white continent

Towering majestically above the lower snowny slopes, Stonington Island is ruggedly exciting, but equally as scary and menacing.

With a tremendous crack a huge shelf of turquoise ice fell from the glacier and crashed into the still water on the other side of the cove. Crack! Boom! Crack! Boom! The glacier continued to calve all morning, as I wandered between the abandoned huts and dog pens on Stonington Island, far below the Antarctic Circle where few ships ever venture. Last year marked the 100th anniversary of Robert Ilford Scott’s ill-fated last expedition to Antarctica, shedding a spotlight on this challenging region. Such was Scott of the Antarctic’s legendary status, for most of the 20th-century the English speaking world almost overlooked the fact that the great British explorers were not the first to the South Pole, but beaten to it by the Norwegian, Roald Amundsen. In a far more efficient expedition he calmly set out on dog sleds with four men and found the Pole on December 14, 1911. He planted the Norwegian flag, left a note for Scott to find 33 days later, and returned to base,

Caroline Hendrie plays a would-be explorer while on a Norwegian cruise to Stonington Island, far below the Antarctic Circle where few ships ever venture. without fuss or losing a man. Amundsen’s brilliant achievement was the topic of conversation for all us “explorers” on our once in a lifetime adventure to Antarctica. We were travelling on Norwegian expedition cruise ship the Fram, named after the ship that brought the conquering party to the White Continent more than 100 years before. We could not, of course, replicate that journey of six months from Oslo to Whalers Bay at the Ross Ice Shelf, where Amundsen set up his base camp, Framheim. Ours was an easy-peasy voyage by comparison, but as we set sail from Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, at the southern tip of Argentina, there was a hazard worse than seasickness on my mind. Navigating polar waters is not without its perils - even for high-

paying tourists on hi-tech vessels. Only the day before, another vessel, the Polar Star, had struck an “un-surveyed rock” just north of Detaille Island (also on our itinerary), holing her outer hull. The 80 passengers had had to be evacuated. Soon we were sailing through the Beagle Channel, passing the last trees we would see for the next two weeks on the densely wooded shore. After a mercifully calm night I awoke to find Drake’s Passage smooth as silk, and a dozen or more blackbrowed albatross soaring above us. My first sight of land was not what I expected, no shimmering white peaks or glaciers spitting out towering icebergs - yet. We sailed through the South Shetland Islands, named in 1819

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SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) Your two ruling planets, in very different ways, can be about power. However, when they combine positively as they do this week for you, they can absolutely turbo-boost your situation, giving you fantastic drive and determination. With Mercury helping you to structure your thinking more clearly, people will know that you mean business, and some.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) The New Moon in your everyday sector of communications yesterday can see you buzzing as this new week kicks off. One area that can benefit greatly from your increased mental alertness and sharpness can be getting a better grip on your finances. Okay, this may not be particularly sexy but if there are better deals to be done, you’ll find a way to do them.

cano or more time among the tremendous tabular icebergs, some a kilometre and a half long, in the Weddel Sea. Just as I thought I was beginning to develop iceberg fatigue something would surprise and delight me. Thousands of sheltering cape petrels spread out like a big dotty carpet on the water, or a raft of penguins all flinging themselves from an ice floe at once. Our final landing was to be at Port Lockroy, where Scott’s hut has been turned into a museum. I saw skis from Fortnum & Mason and a cookbook, published in 1957, with recipes for Casserole of Shag, Tournados of Penguin Portugaise and Fried Seal Brain Fritters. Hen Joannidi, a Wildlife Monitor and Penguin Counter, showed me her favourite exhibit, a wind-up gramophone. As we sat in the old bar, the Irving Berlin song, Isn’t This a Lovely Day, rang through the hut. I couldn’t agree more. Whatever the weather, every day I spent in Antarctica was truly lovely, rich in history, filled with wildlife and dramatic landscapes. For more information visit - PA

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CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) Treasure the things you hold dear. Everyone has special areas of their life that mean more, and this is a time when you need to embrace and appreciate yours. That said, there is going to be a lot of communication pinging back and forth this week. You may find yourself writing something meaningful or reading a valuable self-help guidebook.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) Patience is such an important quality in life. Sometimes we find it hard to accept this and frustration mounts. Sometimes the frustration can peak because we have been very patient and still things don’t seem to fall into place. However, now you may find some ongoing background strands can start to shape up more hopefully. If so, celebrate.

PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) The New Moon of yesterday is perhaps one of the hardest of the twelve each year to feel positive about. Issues that you feel raw about may still seem to dominate, at least today. But your situation is going to be helped hugely by a posse of planets working co-operatively for your benefit. However, you do need to seize the initiative Pisces.

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Monday 25 February Regional Water Management Committee 3.00pm, Lincoln Event Centre Meijer Drive, Lincoln Thursday 28 February Performance, Audit and Risk Committee 2.00pm Matthew Fraser House, 5 Sir William Pickering Drive, Burnside, Christchurch A Council meeting was held on Thursday 7 February. Due to an oversight this meeting was not advertised, the agenda for this meeting is available on the Council’s web site or contact Customer Services (contact details below). Regulation Hearing Committee In addition to the above meetings, the Regulation Hearing Committee is scheduled to meet weekly. Meetings will be held on either Thursday or Friday as required. To confirm venue and start times for these meetings please check online at the link described below or contact Customer Services on (03) 353-9007 (calling from Christchurch) or calling from any other areas: 0800 324 636 (0800 EC INFO) Agendas will be available online at www.ecan.govt. nz/news-and-notices/minutes/Pages/default.aspx at least two days prior to each meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend the above meetings, and copies of the agendas will be made available at the meetings. Bill Bayfield CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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DAILY DIARY MONDAY FEBRUARY 11 9.00am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 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 - 10.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Ladies exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.00am. CARDIAC COMPANIONS. Fortnightly meeting, exercises and occasional speakers. Buffalo Lodge hall, Cox Street. 10.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Play group in lounge, 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 10.30am - 11.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Men’s exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display in Heritage hangar RNZAF Aermacchi RAF Harrier GR3. Seafield Road. Seafield Road.

6.00pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road. Allenton.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12 9.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church. 48 Allens Road. 10.00am. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Singles competition. Waireka Croquet Club Ashburton Domain, Philip Street. 12noon - 3pm. ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre. Community House, rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display in Heritage hangar RNZAF Aermacchi RAF Harrier GR3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield

Rd. 1.30pm,. ASHBURTON SENIOR CITIZENS. Social afternoon, sales table, raffles. Senior Centre, Cameron St. 1.30pm. R.S.A. Cards “500� R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30pm. ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHRUCH. Shrove Tuesday gathering at St Paul’s. 65 Oxford Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome, racquets provided. Sports hall, 35 Tancred Street. 8.00pm. ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Club night, Nicky Brown in Cambodia, new members welcome, ph 308-6862. St Stephens Hall, Park Street.

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Collegiate Netball Trials Tuesday February 12 & 19 Players for: Senior and Social Grades, Coaches and Managers Contact Anna Tonks 027 3105 213

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DO you need to replace your dinner set? At The China Shop in The Arcade we have a fantastic selection of fine TRADES, SERVICES china, china and porcelain dinner sets. Layby is available. Monday - Friday 4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, 10.00am - 1.00pm. privacy and safety films for FREE quotes SWAROVSKI Jewellery on glass. Sale at Swarovski Boutique 20 years local service. Breukelaar phone in The Arcade. Selected Bill pieces 50% off. Two weeks 0800-368-468 only - finishing 23 February. Open Monday to Friday BRICKLAYERS, carpenters, 9.00am to 5.30pm and plumbers, all advertise in Saturday 10.00am- 1.00pm. the Ashburton Guardian Classifieds. Phone 307-7900.


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FUNCTION / party equipment available for hire. Marquees, tables, chairs, glasses, cutlery, cooking equipment, heaters and more. See U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open MonFri 7.30am - 5.30pm; Sat with the 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday Mid cAnTERbuRy LinE dAncERs 8am - 12.30pm. Ph: 3088061, A/h: 308-7460, A fun wAy To ExERcisE! instructor Annette fyfe HIRING is cheaper than next time you need bEGinnER LEssons sTART foR 2013 buying, an item for a one-time job check the Guardian Classifieds.

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APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF AUCTIONEER'S LICENCE I, Paul M Brown of South Island Dairy Farmers 2012 Ltd, hereby give notice that I have applied to the District Court at Ashburton for a renewal of a licence under the Auctioneers Act 1928 to carry on business as an Auctioneer from 114 Victoria Street, Ashburton. The application for renewal will be heard at the above Court after one month from the 11th day of February 2013, the date of the first publication of this notice. Any person who is entitled to object to the grant of this renewal application may, within one month of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in the prescribed form of his objection and of the grounds thereof at the District Court, Baring Square West, Ashburton Dated this 11th day of February 2013. Signed Paul M Brown. This is the first publication of this notice.

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New Zealand’s David Raikuna runs away to score a try against France at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, the fifth round of the Sevens World Series.

NZ sevens book date with old foe By Jonathan Leask Mid Canterbury’s Mark Jackman is back in black as New Zealand squares off with traditional rivals Fiji in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Sevens today. Jackman made his return to the national side for the fifth leg of the World Series with everything going to plan over the opening two days to set up the blockbuster semi-final today. Belgium Tuatagaloa scored a double to have New Zealand hold off France in their opening

match with Jackman coming on as a second half replacement, his first action since New Zealand’s opening game of the series back in October. Ben Lam produced a hat-trick in New Zealand’s 40-5 thrashing of Wales on day one before they rounded out pool play with a 17-5 win over Argentina, before putting away Canada 17-0 in the quarter-finals. Fiji missed the top eight for the first time in the World Series history in the Wellington event last week but made amends in Vegas, topping pool A which also saw Wellington winners England

Short boundaries ‘exciting’ - Wright By David Leggat Big hitting England allrounder Luke Wright put a different spin on the postage stamp New Zealand outfields yesterday their part in adding to the entertainment factor. England hit 15 of the 23 sixes in their 40-run win in the opening T20 of the ANZ international series at Eden Park. While the shape of the ground means the boundaries are little more than a 60m dink at each end, and therefore an unfunny sideshow as far as the bowlers are concerned, Wright took a positive view. “For the crowds to see high scoring games is quite exciting,� he said. “Sometimes when 120 plays 120 on a bad wicket or massive outfields, it’s not as entertaining. If you see fours and sixes, that’s what people come to watch.� As for Eden Park’s peculiarities, he voiced the “same for both sides� argument, which is undeniable, adding that “it’s just about adapting to what it is�. The second T20 is at Hamilton’s Seddon Park tomorrow night. South African opener Richard Levi made a mess of that ground’s size with his thunderous 117 not out off 51 balls last February. Expect more fireworks given the missile-launchers batsmen use these days. There is a similar size problem at Napier’s McLean Park - its short boundaries are square, rather than straight - and the only ground with a good, roomy outfield is Wellington’s Basin Reserve, a pure cricket oval. All players spout the “it is what it England’s Luke Wright is� line. It boils down to batsmens’ abilities to utilise those sections of the outfield, and the bowlers’ avoiding having their figures unnecessarily blow out for the same reason. Wright led the way as England adapted far better on Saturday night. His 42 off 20 balls included four dingers into the crowd, set the tempo and his batting chums cashed in. Of England’s 15 sixes - the third best in the short game’s short history - nine were deposited in the arc between long on and long off. That is, England were able, through their own skill and batting smarts, to maximise the ground’s opportunities. New Zealand managed five of their eight in that zone. Both teams will be back at Eden Park for an ODI on February 23, and again for the third and final test from March 22. So strap in for top-edged sixes or gentle, well-timed pushes as shown by England opener Michael Lumb on Saturday - which look destined for deep mid on but finish several rows back. Only fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan escaped with decent figures, one for 29 off his four overs. - NZH

surprisingly lose all three of their matches. Meanwhile the other Wellington finalists also failed to make it out of pool play with Kenya third in pool B. Pool D went down to a count back, with the hosts USA having two more conversions to avoid the first ever coin toss to determine placings. Fiji then edged out the American side 21-19, after USA scored a try after the hooter but couldn’t convert, to meet New Zealand while defending Vegas champions Samoa take on South Africa.

• SBW fight ‘farcical’ Controversy and boxing go together like night and day but the scandals currently gripping Australian sport have put a new complexion on the farcical fight between Sonny Bill Williams and Francois Botha. Williams claimed the vacant WBA International heavyweight belt with a unanimous points decision over 44-year-old South African Botha at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre but the fight went to 10 rounds instead of the scheduled 12, surprising Botha’s camp and the majority of the 4000 crowd late on Friday night who booed former All Black Williams out of the ring. There were also allegations that the final round was 15 seconds short, as Williams, who was out on his feet after a devastating late barrage from the experienced ‘White Buffalo’, desperately clung on for what will now be seen as a dubious win. - APNZ

• Breakers in a thriller The Breakers on Saturday night overcame the peculiar problem of having a week between games to win their 11th straight - but they needed some Cedric Jackson magic to do so. The defending champions defeated Sydney 96-94 in an epic overtime encounter to prolong a winning run that has seen them pull away atop the Australian NBL. Third-placed Sydney were the last side to beat the Breakers - almost two months ago to the day - and they went agonisingly close to repeating the dose at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Sydney completed a controversial three-point play in the dying seconds to send the game to overtime, the Kings again pulled level, but a hobbled Cedric Jackson stepped off the bench to deliver the game-winning lay-up with two seconds left.- APNZ

• Shock loss for Man City Manchester City’s hopes of retaining their Premier League title were in tatters yesterday as a shock 3-1 defeat at Southampton left manager Roberto Mancini to virtually concede the championship. Mancini’s side needed a victory at St Mary’s to keep the pressure on leaders Manchester United, but instead they slumped to their third league defeat of the season. - AFP



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Rakaia’s Rosemary Bennett (left) rolls up during the Champion of Champion Fours at the Rakaia Bowling Club yesterday. The 76 bowlers that had won their club championship titles gathered to contest for the overall crown as best quartet in the land. In the senior men Hampstead beat Rakaia 23-13 to set up a final against Ashburton MSA who had beaten Hinds 21-13 in the semi-finals. MSA took out the final comfortably beating Hampstead 20-10. The senior women’s games were hotly contested with two hard fought semi-finals. Tinwald managed to hold off Methven 21-20 while Allenton beat Rakaia 18-17, but the final was a one-sided affair with Allenton too good for Tinwald 22-10. Allenton took out the junior men beating Hinds 25-18 in the semi-finals before a convincing 27-7 win over Ashburton in the final, after they had edged out Methven 19-18 in the semi-final. In the junior women’s final Ashburton held off Allenton 16-11.

Old Boys throw a spanner in the works By Jonathan Leask The Star Old Boys caused the shock upset to throw open the Mid Canterbury Senior Twenty20 cricket competition on Saturday. Old Boys knocked over the four time defending champion Tech Sharks, only their second loss in the fifth year of the competition, and then beat Coldstream to move to equal-top spot on the ladder. Week one’s other unbeaten team Methven started the day better with a win but also lost their perfect record, going down to the Tech Stags. After no wins in the first week Lauriston made it two wins in week two while Allenton remain winless after two defaults on Saturday.

Star Old Boys v Tech Sharks

Star Old Boys put the runs on the board and managed to keep the Sharks at bay to claim the upset win.

tV1 Breakfast. Good Morning. (G) . Ellen. (R) 60 Minute Makeover. (G, R, T) . 12.00 ONE News. (T) 12.30 Emmerdale. (PGR, T) Sandy is sent home, Rodney turns the tables on Carl, and Ali and Ruby have money worries. 1.30 Come Dine With Me. (G,


6.00 9.00 10.00 11.00


2.00 Britain’s Best Dish. (R). 2.55 To Build Or Not To Build. (Final, G, T) Simon O’Brien follows some of the 20,000 British people who selfbuild their own home each year. 3.55 Te Karere. 4.25 Ellen. (G) 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat. (G, T) .



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ONE News. (T) Seven Sharp. (T) Piha Rescue. (PGR, T) . Rapid Response. (PGR,


8.30 Criminal Minds. (AO, T) The BAU team searches for someone amputating limbs. 9.30 The Following. (T) New Series: Kevin Bacon stars as former FBI agent Ryan Hardy who is called in when notorious serial killer Joe Carroll escapes from death row. 10.30 ONE News Tonight. (T) 11.00 Damages. (AO, T) Ellen lures Jerry Boorman into the open. 12.05 Real Crime: Beyond The Darklands. (AO, R, T) 1.05 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.30 BBC World 2.00 Impact with Mishal Husain. 3.30 HARDtalk. 4.00 Global With Jon Sopel. (G) 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere.


Ben Crequer made 44 and Armand van der Eik 45 in Star’s 188/7. In reply the Sharks were restricted to 160/6 with Ben Mably 55 not out and Paul Morrison 32. The Star bowlers all did the job to keep things tight, led by Scott Stringer who took two wickets.

Tech Stags v Lauriston

The Stags and Lauriston both needed to fight back with the bat, but Lauriston did it better. The Stags were 7/5 before Callum Gallagher smashed 38 to see the side to 81, with Lauriston’s Rob Hooper taking 3/7. Lauriston were in their own hole at 16/5 but Bevan Ravenscroft and Hooper dug them out with a 51-run partnership. Hooper was out for 31 but Ravenscroft steered the side home with an unbeaten 32 for a four wicket win.

Fairfield v Methven

A first wicket partnership of 159


set Methven up for a 66-run win over an eight-man Fairfield. Ben Payne scored 77 while fellow opener Mitch Sim was run out off the last ball of the innings for 68 as Methven made 167/3. Rob Coyle took 2/19 for the hosts who were then rolled for 101 with Thomas Bird the top score with 27 while for Methven Jay Patel had 4/12 off 3.3.

Star Old Boys v Coldstream

After taking down the Sharks the Old Boys claimed a follow up win over Coldstream. Ben Crequer made 47 to go with Armand van der Eik’s 34 and Kurt Graham’s 27 in a total of 172/5. Coldstream then had Ben Fredrickson make 63 and Richard Print 55, but with the rest of the order only managing double figures they fell short at 154, with Star taking an 18 run win.

Stags v Methven

The Stags restricted Methven and then ran them down to hand them


6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Hi-5. (G, R, T) 7.00 Grizzly Tales. (G, R, T) 7.25 Back At The Barnyard. (G, R, T) 7.55 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. (G, R, T) 8.20 Tiki Tour. (G, T) 8.45 Fireman Sam. (G, R, T) 8.55 Bird Bath. (G, R, T) 9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 Spin City. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Once Upon A Time. (PGR, R, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.00 Anderson Live. . 3.00 Buzzy Bee And Friends. 3.05 Everything’s Rosie. (T) 3.20 Mike The Knight. (G, T) 3.30 Kung Fu Panda. (G, T) 4.00 H2o Just Add Water. (G, R, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. 5.00 Horace In Slow Motion. (G, R)

3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 12.00 3 News. 12.30 Home And Away. (G, R,

6.00 8.30 10.30 11.30


1.00 Dr Phil. (AO) 2.00 The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) 3.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. (G) Twelve overweight contestants battle the bulge to lose the most weight. 4.00 Rachael Ray. (G) 5.00 Entertainment Tonight.

(G, R)

5.30 Home And Away. (G, T) Bianca agrees to fight for custody of Darcy with Heath, Maddy and Spencer run away, and Kyle starts work at Angelo’s.

5.01 America’s Funiest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 8 Simple Rules. (R, T) 6.00 Friends. (G, R, T) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, T) Lucas and Vanessa finally kiss. 7.00 Shortland Street.

3 News. Campbell Live. . Crime Exposed. (PGR, T) Territory Cops. (PGR, T) The Blue Rose. (AO, T) Jane and Linda find the truth behind Davyhulme Investments. 9.30 The Americans. (AO) Philip and Elizabeth are given a task to plant a bug in Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger’s office. 10.35 Nightline. 11.15 Medium. (AO, T) An investigation into a serial killier takes an unforeseen turn when the prime suspect ends up dead. 6.00 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30

(PGR, T)

7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (G, R, T) . 8.30 FILM: Life As We Know It. (2010, T) Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel. Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. 10.50 Necessary Roughness.

(PGR, T)

11.50 Hot In Cleveland.

(G, R, T)

12.45 Off The Map. (AO, R, T) 1.40 Infomercials. 2.40 Party Wars. (AO, R) 3.30 Secret Life Of The American Teenager. (PGR, R) 4.15 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (R) 5.30 Infomercials.

12.15 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 City Impact Church.

PRIMe 6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild.

(G, R)

7.00 7.30 12.00 12.55

Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) The Doctors. (G) The Jeff Probst Show.


1.50 America’s Got Talent.

(G, R)

2.45 Antiques Roadshow. (G, R) A return visit to the Museum of Steam at Swindon as Fiona Bruce and the experts scour more family treasures, including 3 locomotive signs found dumped in a skip with significant values. 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 5.30 Prime News. 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30

9.00 9.35 10.35

Deal Or No Deal. (G) . Millionaire: Hot Seat. The Crowd Goes Wild. Relocation: Phil Down Under. (G) Never Mind The Buzzcocks. (AO) British broadcaster Terry Wogan resides over a musical battle of wits between two teams, led by Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding. Qi. (AO) 60 Minutes. (G) The Crowd Goes Wild.

(G, R)

11.05 The Late Show With David Letterman.


12.00 Home Shopping. (G) 1.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.00 Home Shopping. (G)

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(G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 6.00 Everybody Hates Chris. (G, R) 6.30 Futurama. (G, R) 7.00 The Simpsons. (PGR, R) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PGR) 8.00 New Girl. (PGR) 8.30 Don’t Trust The B**** In Apartment 23. (PGR) June befriends some ladies in her exercise class who are the epitome of everything Chloe detests.

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their first loss of the competition. Methven made 126 with Ben Payne and Elliot Nicholson both making 31 while Hayden Sinclair and Harry Jones both took three wickets. The Stags then produced a solid chase led by Callum Gallagher’s 71 to haul in the target in the 19th over. Mark Wareing and Jay Patel had two wickets each but the Stags claimed the five wicket win.

Fairfield v Lauriston

Lauriston headed out to Fairfield and recorded a second victory for the day. Nick Gilbert and Bevan Ravenscroft put on a 100-run opening partnership to set Lauriston up for a big total. Gilbert made 59 and Ravenscroft 39 before Bevan Richan made a quickfire 37 to land Lauriston at 171/7. Matt Smith took 3/37 for Fairfield. Bo Houston then made 66 and Thomas Bird 22 but Fairfield fell short, all out for 124.


Life As We Know It TV2, 8.30pm Tragedy meets comedy in this dubious romantic-comedy from director Greg Berlanti. Katherine Heigl (below) and Josh Duhamel are thrown together after their mutual best friends die in a car crash, leaving them to look after their orphaned baby. The pair despise each other, so it’s pretty obvious how it’s going to end. In the meantime, the tragedy of their friends’ deaths dissolves pretty quickly in a barrage of poop jokes as the two deal with the hassles of sudden and unexpected parenthood.

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Ashburton Trotting Club’s results from Saturday The weather was fine and the track fast for the Ashburton Harness at Ashburton on Saturday. RACE 1, R REDPATH LIMITED MBL PACE, $5500, 1609m 1-1 Gotta Go Yanky (3) B Orange 1 D Butt 2 3-3 Gliding Rose (2) 2-2 Sunset Franco (1) C D Thornley 3 Scratched: Alta Mario, Spirit Eclipse, Towney. Also (in finishing order): 6-6 Transaction, 8-7 Twitch, 4-5 Grins Supreme, 9-9 Woodlea Wager, 7-8 History Maker, 5-4 Magical Mario, 10-10 Royal City. 3/4L, 1-1/4L, 3-1/2L. Time: 1:57.81. MR: 1:57.81. Last 800m: 56.80. Win: $1.40. Places: $1.00, $2.30, $1.40. Q: $7.30. Trifecta: $28.40 (3,2,1). First4: $91.30 (3,2,1,9). Sub: Gotta Go Yanky (3). Trainer: Mark Purdon, Rolleston. Breeding: 3 g American Ideal-Armbro Ice.

RACE 2, GARY MCCORMICK TRANSPORT MBL TROT, $6500, 1609m 4-4 Lucky Monarch (1) J Dunn 1 3-3 Always Treasure (7) C Middleton 2 D Dunn 3 2-1 No Potato (2) Scratched: J D Spur, Gregory R. Also (in finishing order): 1-2 Tyron Lochie, 5-5 Secret Sundaze, 6-6 Clifden Clowers, 7-7 Ignite. Lg nk, Nse, 3/4L. Time: 2:02.00. MR: 2:02.00. Last 800m: 59.30. Win: $7.30. Places: $3.10, $2.80. Quinella: $24.80. Tri: $156.50 (1,7,2). First4: $391.60 (1,7,2,4). Double: $6.80 (3+/1), $3.20 (3+/7). Sub: Tyron Lochie (4). Trainer: Craig Edmonds, Motukarara. Breeding: 4 m Monarchy-Lockerup. RACE 3, ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN MOBILE PAC, $3000, 1609m 1-2 Alta Mario (5) M Williamson 1 T Chmiel 3-4 Shamrocks Boy (2) 2 6-6 Tuscaloosa (4) R May 3 All Started. Also (finishing order): 2-1 Master Lachlan, 4-5 Raja Bromac, 5-3 Double Vision, 7-7 Jay F Kay, 8-8 Scarlett, 10-10 Daniel Thomas, 9-9 Thornbury. 1/2L, 1/2 nk, 2-1/4L. Time: 1:56.80. MR: 1:56.80. Last 800m: 58.78. Win: $4.30. Places: $1.90, $2.00, $2.70. Quinella: $8.00. Tri: $142.10 (5,2,4). First4: $496.90 (5,2,4,6). Treble: $59.90 (3+/1/5+). Sub: Alta Mario (5). Trainer: Lew Driver, Balcairn. Breeding: 4 g Grinfromeartoear-Alta Magari. RACE 4, NEVELE R FILLIES SERIES MBL PACE, $14999, 1609m 1-1 Adore Me (2) M Purdon 1 11-11 Kabet (13) 2 T Williams 13-12 Seven Point One (8) B Thomas 3 Scr: Black Is Black, Can’t Teach That, Woodlea DJ. Also (finishing order): 3-4 Just Gorgeous, 10-9 Surfin

Swift, 9-10 Queen’s Advocate, 7-6 Justalittlebettor, 5-5 Ally Grace, 8-8 Sara Holley, 6-7 Flying Anvil, 4-3 Onlyforyou, 12-13 Pandora’s Hope, 2-2 Allura. 4-1/2L, 1-3/4L, Nk. Time: 1:52.47. MR: 1:52.47. Last 800m: 55.82. Win: $1.20. Places: $1.20, $7.10, $9.40. Quinella: $17.70. Trifecta: $363.80 (2,13,8). First4: $3002.30 (2,13,8,15). Double: $6.40 (5+/2+), $46.00 (5+/13). Sub: Adore Me (2). Trainer: Mark Purdon, Rolleston. Breeding: 3 f Bettor’s Delight-Scuse Me. RACE 5, STUDHOLME “PREMIER YEARLINGS” MOBILE PAC, $5500, 1609m 1-1 Miss Yaldhurst (3) R Cameron 1 6-6 Curve (9) C D Thornley 2 D Dunn 3-3 Memorable (10) 3 Scratched: Donna Belle. Also (in finishing order): 2-2 Moonlight Spirit, 4-4 Bianca, 7-7 Lottie Franco, 10-10 Empire State, 5-5 Washington Diva, 9-9 Wood Fire, 8-8 Glendevon (Pulled up). 1-1/4L, 1/2 nk, Nk. Time: 1:59.56. MR: 1:59.56. Last 800m: 57.38. Win: $1.80. Places: $1.20, $3.10, $1.80. Quinella: $11.50. Tri: $92.20 (3,9,10). First4: $339.80 (3,9,10,4). Sub: Miss Yaldhurst (3). Trainer: Robert Cameron, Yaldhurst. Breeding: 3 f Mach Three-Silky Atom. RACE 6, TELTRAC COMMUNICATIONS NZ SAPLING STAKES M, $25,000, 1609m 2-2 Isaiah (9) B Orange 1 M Purdon 1-1 Messini (5) 2 3-4 Return To Sender (4) J Dunn 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 4-3 Meticulous, 5-5 Class Of Tara, 9-9 Johnny Eyre, 7-8 Ares, 8-7 Tiger Tara, 6-6 Simply Susational, 10-10 My Guy Mac. 1-1/2L, 1/2 hd, Nk. Time: 1:57.20. MR: 1:57.20. Last 800m: 55.25. Win: $3.20. Places: $1.50, $1.50, $2.20. Quinella: $3.40. Trifecta: $37.30 (9,5,4). First4: $91.60 (9,5,4,2). Double: $3.60 (3+/9), $1.70 (3+/5+). Treble: $4.00 (2+/3+/9). Sub: Messini (5). Trainer: Mark Purdon, Rolleston. Breeding: 2 c Art Major-E J Becks. RACE 7, PHILIP MCDONALD MEMORIAL MAGIC MILE MOBILE, $12000, 1609m R May 1-2 Jason Rulz (6) 1 2-1 Donegal Delight (1) D Dunn 2 7-6 Cast Off Courage (2) S McNally 3 Scratched: Talaspring. Also (in finishing order): 6-7 Bettor’s Fire, 4-4 Magical Mel, 3-3 Dream Out Loud, 5-5 Mister Presley, 8-8 Bettors Creek. 3/4L, 1-1/4L, Hd. Time: 1:54.62. MR: 1:54.62. Last 800m: 55.63. Win: $2.20. Places: $1.20, $1.10, $3.40. Quinella:

$2.00. Trifecta: $34.30 (6,1,2). First4: $127.70 (6,1,2,5). Sub: Jason Rulz (6). Trainer: G & N Hope, Woodend Beach. Breeding: 4 g Courage Under Fire-Rule Zona. RACE 8, NEUMANNS BANDAG HAMBLETONIAN CLASSIC MOB, $25000, 1609m 4-4 Paramount Queen (5) B Orange 1 M Purdon 5-5 Saratoga (7) 2 3-3 Sheemon (8) D Dunn 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 7-7 Juneamy Castleton, 6-6 Astral Traveller, 2-2 Habibti, 9-9 Aile Rouge, 8-8 Dreamlover, 1-1 Royal Aspirations. Nse, 1L, 2-1/4L. Time: 1:59.79. MR: 1:59.79. Last 800m: 58.86. Win: $10.70. Places: $1.90, $2.30, $1.60. Quinella: $34.70. Trifecta: $546.90 (5,7,8). First4: $6763.70 (5,7,8,3). Double: $10.80 (6+/5), $17.10 (6+/7). Sub: Royal Aspirations (4). Trainer: Mark Purdon, Rolleston. Breeding: 3 f Love You-Paramount Star. RACE 9, CHRISTIAN CULLEN CANTY SPEED SERIES MOBILE, $16000, 1609m 1-1 Star Of Isis (10) J Curtin 1 10-9 Tyler Franco (9) A Edmonds 2 2-2 Magna (5) J Geddes 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 9-8 Strata Star, 3-3 New Revenue, 4-5 Nancy Miles, 11-11 Bad Dancer, 7-6 Betty Golightly, 6-7 Jass, 8-10 Thorn In My Side, 5-4 Just Rose, 12-12 Life’s Essential. 3/4L, Hd, 1/2L. Time: 1:55.79. MR: 1:55.79. Last 800m: 57.52. Win: $4.50. Places: $1.50, $6.00, $2.00. Quinella: $41.20. Trifecta: $359.80 (10,9,5). First4: $6476.80 (10,9,5,4). Sub: Star Of Isis (10). Trainer: Jim Curtin, Templeton. Breeding: 4 m American Ideal-Star Of Tonight. RACE 10, ASHBURTON TRUST MOBILE PACE, $6500, 1609m 2-2 Franco Nattai (4) B Cusdin 1 1-1 Mighty Flying Mac (1) D Dunn 2 3-3 Lumos (8) G Smith 3 Scratched: Live N Learn, Royal River, Yaholyterror, Iwannabebig, Riverboat Gracie, Hot Toddy. Also: 7-7 Belmont Fire, 11-11 Majors Blue Jean, 8-9 Lochranza Franco, 10-8 Isla Bromac, 6-6 Here Comes Brucie, 9-10 Misty Magic, 5-5 Dalness, 4-4 Woodlea DJ. 5-1/2L, 1L, Hd. Time: 1:55.69. MR: 1:55.69. Last 800 57.10. Win: $4.00. Places: $1.70, $1.00, $2.70. Q: $1.90. Tri: $49.40 (4,1,8). First4: $494.90 (4,1,8,9). Quaddie: $265.60 (6+/5/10+/4). Place6: $13.90 (3+,9,10/4,5+,9/1,2,6+/5,7,8 /5,9,10+/1+,4,8). Double: $10.80 (10+/4), $2.10 (10+/1+). Treble: $133.60 (5/10+/4). Sub: Mighty Flying Mac (1). Trainer: Brett Cusdin, Weedons. Breeding: 4 g Courage Under Fire-Nature Franco.

Mid Canty quinella in Waikouaiti Cup Gerard O’Reilly brought Glencoe V C home to comfortably hold out warm favourite Jimmy Johnstone in the $25,000 Mornington Tavern Waikouaiti Cup (3200m) yesterday. Jimmy Johnstone (John Hay) broke at the start and lost ground, but still settled in front of Glencoe V C, with O’Reilly content to bide his time at the back of the field. While Dexter Dunn was trying to dictate the pace in front with Phanton Grin, O’Reilly and Glencoe

V C waited until the 1300 before mounting a big run right around the field, and took command from there. Hay went with the favourite at the 650 metre mark, and after a big three-wide run looked to be making good enough ground on the turn to challenge for race honours, but O’Reilly had all his rivals covered and actually extended his lead down to the line. Glencoe V C (5g Washington VC-Harmonic) is trained by O’Reilly

SCOREBOARD Results Basketball NBA results NBA results yesterday (home team in CAPS): SACRAMENTO KINGS 120 Utah Jazz 109 CLEVELAND CAVS 103 Denver Nuggets 111 MILWAUKEE BUCKS 100 Detroit Pistons 105 DALLAS MAVERICKS 116 Golden State Warriors 91 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 87 Charlotte Bobcats 76

Football English Premier League English Premier League results and standings yesterday Southampton 3 (Puncheon 7, Davis 22, Barry 48 og) Manchester City 1 (Dzeko 39) Chelsea 4 (Ramires 23, Hazard 56, Lampard 87, Marin 90+2) Wigan Athletic 1 (Maloney 58) Norwich City 0 Fulham 0 Sunderland 0 Arsenal 1 (Cazorla 35) Swansea 4 (Michu 8, 67, Rangel 18, Pablo 50) QPR 1 (Zamora 48) Stoke City 2 (Huth 67, Jerome 81) Reading 1 (Mariappa 83) Tottenham Hotspur 2 (Bale 5, 78) Newcastle United 1 (Gouffran 24) Standings P W D L F A Pts Manchester United 25 20 2 3 60 31 62 Manchester City 26 15 8 3 48 24 53 Chelsea 26 14 7 5 55 28 49 Tottenham Hotspur 26 14 6 6 44 30 48 Arsenal 26 12 8 6 50 29 44 Everton 25 10 12 3 40 30 42 26 9 10 7 38 29 37 Swansea Liverpool 25 9 9 7 44 32 36 West Brom Albion 25 10 4 11 34 35 34 Stoke City 26 7 12 7 26 31 33 West Ham 25 8 6 11 28 36 30 Fulham 26 7 8 11 36 42 29 26 7 8 11 28 34 29 Sunderland Norwich City 26 6 11 9 25 40 29

Southampton 26 6 9 11 36 45 27 Newcastle United 26 7 6 13 34 46 27 Reading 26 5 8 13 33 48 23 Wigan Athletic 26 5 6 15 30 51 21 Aston Villa 25 4 9 12 23 49 21 QPR 26 2 11 13 19 41 17 Leading Goalscorers: 18: Robin van Persie (Manchester United) 17: Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 15: Demba Ba (Chelsea), Michu (Swansea) 14: Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) 12: Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) 11: Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)10: Adam Le Fondre (Reading), Christian Benteke (Aston Villa), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Juan Mata (Chelsea), Marouane Fellaini (Everton), Steven Fletcher (Sunderland)

Golf NZ Women’s Open Scores after the final round of the New Zealand Women’s Open golf tournament at the Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch yesterday: 206 Lydia Ko (Am, New Zealand) 70 68 68 207 Amelia Lewis (USA) 73 68 66 208 Stacey Keating (Australia) 73 68 67 209 Seon Woo Bae (South Korea) 74 64 71 210 Elizabeth Bennett (England) 74 71 65, Sarah Jane Smith (Australia) 71 71 68, Nikki Campbell (Australia) 69 71 70 211 Giulia Sergas (Italy) 71 68 72 212 Alison Walshe (USA) 70 75 67, Pernilla Lindberg (Sweden) 76 69 67, Beatriz Recari (Spain) 73 71 68, Su Hyun Oh (Am, Australia) 74 69 69, Emily Taylor (England) 74 69 69 213 Jing Yan (Am, China) 74 73 66, Joanna Klatten (France) 75 71 67, Connie Chen (South Africa) 73 70 70, Sarah Kemp (Australia) 73 69 71, Min Sun Kim (South Korea) 73 68 72 214 Christina Kim (USA) 76 70 68, Caroline Masson (Germany) 73 73 68, Marion Ricordeau (France) 72 73 69, Lydia Hall (Wales) 74 70 70, Dori Carter (USA) 73 70 71, Rebecca Artis (Australia) 74 68 72

at Rakaia, and covered the last 800 in 58.9, the two-mile journey taking 4:07.40. Blair Orange brought Southwind Arden home just a neck behind Jimmy Johnstone, producing a $91.70 trifecta, while the Mid Canterbury quinella was a meagre $8.20. O’Reilly’s brother Leo had success later in the day with Jerry Garcia, scoring at short odds in the Rock FM Handicap Pace.

215 Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand) 72 75 68, Tamie Durdin (Australia) 77 70 68, Cheyenne Woods (USA) 74 72 69, Dewi Claire Schreefel (Netherlands) 73 72 70, Sarah Oh (Australia) 69 76 70, Julia Boland (Australia) 73 71 71, Maria Hjorth (Sweden) 77 67 71, Daniela Holmqvist (Sweden) 75 68 72, Belen Mozo (Spain) 72 69 74 216 Kristie Smith (Australia) 75 72 69, Becky Morgan (Wales) 73 74 69, Gwladys Nocera (France) 73 73 70, Sarah King (Australia) 78 68 70, Kris Tamulis (USA) 74 71 71, Yeah Lin Cho (South Korea) 75 70 71, Julieta Granada (Paraguay) 71 72 73

Pebble Beach National Pro Am Third round scores from PGA TOUR event, the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am yesterday 202: Brandt Snedeker (USA) 66 68 68, James Hahn (USA) 71 65 66 203: Chris Kirk (USA) 71 68 64 204: Patrick Reed (USA) 68 69 67 205: Richard Lee (USA) 68 71 66 206: Retief Goosen (RSA) 71 68 67, Robert Garrigus (USA) 71 69 66, Jason Day (AUS) 68 68 70, James Driscoll (USA) 72 67 67, Jimmy Walker (USA) 68 71 67 207: Sean O’Hair (USA) 70 67 70, Luke Guthrie (USA) 68 70 69, Kevin Stadler (USA) 69 69 69, Webb Simpson (USA) 71 71 65, Fredrik Jacobson (SWE) 71 66 70, Ted Potter Jr. (USA) 67 67 73

Rugby USA Sevens results Results on Saturday’s second day of the USA Sevens, fifth stop in the IRB Sevens World Series: Cup Quarter-finals Fiji 21 USA 19 New Zealand 17 Canada 0 Samoa 12 Scotland 5 South Africa 26 Wales 0 Bowl Quarter-finals Kenya 17 France 21 Australia 21 England 26 Argentina 24 Uruguay 0 Portugal 0 Spain 12 Today’s Cup semi-finals

Purdon runners dominated on Saturday at the Ashburton Raceway. Paramount Queen (left) was driven to victory by Blair Orange in the $25,000 Neumanns Bandag Hambletonian Classic mobile trot. In the biggest money race of the Ashburton Trotting Club’s Mini Jewels Mile Day Paramount Queen took the win by a nose from Saratoga, in what was a Mark Purdon one-two finish. The pre-race favourite Royal Aspirations galloped out of the gate and Paramount Queen, paying $10.70 for the win, took up the lead from the start but was overtaken by Habibti on the back straight. But as the field rounded the final corner and headed for home, Habibti broke at the 200m mark as Paramount Queen swept up the inside and into the lead before having to hold off a strong surge from stablemate Saratoga and trainerdriver Purdon. Dexter Dunn had Sheemon shadowing Sarotoga, but couldn’t make up enough ground on the run home,

to finish in third spot by a length. Earlier in the day, outstanding Bettor’s Delight filly Adore Me was sensational in clocking 1:52.47 for the mile in the Nevele R Fillies Series Mobile Pace. She obliterated the previous New Zealand record of 1:54 set by De Lovely. Adore Me had no challengers in the run home and seemed to be jogging, Purdon never really asking her for an effort yet she destroyed the record. Adore Me eventually won by four and a half lengths, covering the last 800 in 55.82. Another impressive Purdon runner was Adore Me’s two-year-old stablemate Isaiah, which recorded a strong win in the Sapling Stakes. Isaiah cruised up to frontrunner Return To Sender in the straight,Blair Orange gave the colt a little more rein and he surged away to win under a hold. On the day master-trainer Purdon had seven runners and came away with four wins and two seconds and a close fourth.

Waipa RC fields, form and riders Waipa RC Venue: Te Awamutu Meeting Date: 11 Feb 2013 NZ Meeting number : 2 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7 1 1.38pm ROSETOWN GLASS MAIDEN 2000 (T.TFA) $7000, MDN, 2000m 1 x0287 Wattle Bay h (8) 58.................. P Turner (a1) 2 038 Gamer Royale (10) 58.................C Dell (a2) 3 Galloping Gourmet h (11) 58............. M Hills 4 0000x Annie Bellota (5) 56.5....................M Tanaka 5 98060 Kens Legacy h (9) 56.5.................... M Wenn 6 800x0 La Bella Vista (3) 56.5.................D Johnson 7 00066 Silver Minx (2) 56.5................ M McNab (a1) 8 06845 Permesso (4) 56............................. A Calder 9 095 Jagersfontein (1) 56.....................T Thornton 10 057 Raffaella (7) 56.................... R Hutchings (a) 11 99797 Natassja Kinski h (6) 56............. M D Plessis 2 2.13pm COUPLAND’S TRANSPORT LTD R65 2000 (T.TFA) $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2000m 1 96051 Mr Chez (2) 59.............................C Lammas 2 13272 Already Perfect h (5) 57.5...........M Sweeney 3 x8697 Carniva Boy d (3) 57.5....................... M Hills 4 2x073 St Moritz (4) 57.5............................. C Grylls 5 05852 All In Bluff (8) 56............................... L Innes 6 08221 Fiftyshadesofgrey (7) 55.5.................. S Dye 7 61874 Society Ruler 54........................... Scratched 8 70x70 Commie Star (1) 54......................... M Wenn 9 x9528 Little Chief (6) 54...........................M Tanaka 3 2.48pm NEWLANDS WHYTOCK FENCING MAIDEN 1580 (T.TFA) $7000, MDN, 1580m 1 93x2 Notforlong h (10) 58.5..................T Thornton 2 Skeen h (7) 58.5.............................. M Wenn 3 488x6 Diamond Pete (6) 58.5............... M Cameron

4 24466 Shaky h (11) 58................................. D Hain 5 0x27 Royalty (4) 58.................................... L Innes 6 66. Rowell h (9) 58............................M Sweeney

Trudy Thornton is down to ride Jagersfontein in the first at Waipa today.

7 x6643 Lasting Touch (1) 56.5..................... C Grylls 8 Iona Abbey (2) 56.5........................... M Hills 9 2 La Spinetta (3) 56................ R Hutchings (a) 10 7484 Rompers h (8) 56....................... M D Plessis 11 Katniss (5) 56................................. R Norvall 4 3.23pm FAIRVIEW MOTORS R75 1150 (T.TFA) $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1150m 1 3x00x Sierra Nevada th (8) 60............. M D Plessis 2 4x47x Tsardurka (7) 58.5.......................C Dell (a2) 3 2134x Cracker 57.................................... Scratched 4 02054 Jungle Joy td (9) 54.5...................... M Wenn 5 x3131 Kaleidoscope (1) 54.5...................... C Grylls 6 28x11 Oh My Gosh (3) 54.5...................... A Calder 7 80528 Fieldofdreams (5) 54.5 8 241x5 La Pinnicle m (4) 54................. P Turner (a1) 9 09x51 My Mojito (2) 54.........................J Oliver (a4) 10 17x8 Le Couguar td (6) 54...................T Thornton 5 3.58pm GUTHRIE BOWRON TE AWAMUTU MAIDEN 1150 (T.TFA) $7000, MDN, 1150m 1 8x253 Homeland (9) 58.5.......................D Johnson 2 x2328 Sound Barrier (8) 58.5.......... M Cheung (a4) 3 07x0. Jonah h (6) 58.5.................. R Hutchings (a) 4 98054 Archie (3) 58..................................M Tanaka 5 9x7. Sydney Girl (4) 56.5.......................... L Innes 6 779x9 Bo On The Go 56.5....................... Scratched 7 Equatorial Dancer (1) 56................. C Grylls 8 Fame And Glory (7) 56.............. M Cameron 9 66x Hannah Mary (5) 56......................... S Spratt 10 96058 Mumzagraduate (2) 56...........K Chiong (a4) 6 4.33pm COMMERCIAL HOTEL TE AWAMUTU R65 1400 (T.TFA) $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 8000x Dreams Maker d (3) 59.................... S Spratt

2 x5741 Sarah Pour d (2) 58............... M McNab (a1) 3 5358x Atlantis d (5) 56.5........................... A Calder 4 16x95 Waipipi Lad tdmh (9) 56...............C Dell (a2) 5 710x9 Chief Toroa th (6) 56....................D Johnson 6 0561 Timetodance (1) 55.5................. M D Plessis 7 078x5 Scud (7) 55.5............................. M Cameron 8 67766 Snippechee (4) 55.......................T Thornton 9 77895 Pico Alto d (8) 54........................M Sweeney 7 5.08pm VE VETERINARY SERVICES F&M MAIDEN 1400 (T.TFA) $12,000, MDN F&M, 1400m 1 90x82 Coriander (3) 57.5........................T Thornton 2 9x726 El Felino (9) 57.5........................ L Satherley 3 20290 Samphire b (8) 57.5............. R Hutchings (a) 4 468x8 Robben Island h (4) 57.5.............D Johnson 5 39x89 The Link (5) 57.5........................... R Norvall 6 02082 Going Places h (6) 57................ M D Plessis 7 3. Soltina b (2) 57................................ S Spratt 8 905 Lady Bowen (7) 57............................. M Hills 9 5 Lucia Mia 57................................. Scratched 10 89 Any Moolah 57.............................. Scratched 11 367x6 Ekraar Superior (1) 57............... M Cameron 12 77 I’m Ruby (10) 57............................M Tanaka Blinkers on : Rowell (R3), Sound Barrier (R5) Blinkers off : Sierra Nevada (R4), Dreams Maker (R6) SELECTIONS Race 1: Gamer Royale, Jagersfontein, Wattle Bay, Silver Minx Race 2: All In Bluff, Fiftyshadesofgrey, Already Perfect, Mr Chez Race 3: Notforlong, La Spinetta, Rowell, Shaky, Lasting Touch Race 4: Kaleidoscope, Oh My Gosh, Tsardurka, Sierra Nevada Race 5: Homeland, Fame And Glory, Sydney Girl, Sound Barrier Race 6: Waipipi Lad, Snippechee, Timetodance, Dreams Maker Race 7: Soltina, El Felino, Robben Island, Lady Bowen

Palmerston North greyhounds Palmerston North Greyhounds Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 11 Feb 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12

1 12.12pm (NZT) AWAPUNI STAKES C0 C0, 457m

1 222 Paw No More nwtd F &...................Turnwald 2 26532 Cluain Meala nwtd...................... B Johnston 3 1 Ostapchuk (c1) nwtd.........................L Ahern 4 85552 Gucci Rush nwtd L &.......................... Morris 5 53331 Go Dolphin Power(c1) nwtd F &.....Turnwald 6 4 Just Like Prince nwtd.......................S Maher 7 53655 Mic Player nwtd.......................... W Hodgson 8 5777 Puppet Master nwtd....................R N Maisey 2 12.32pm WOODVILLE DASH C0 C0, 375m 1 3 Rene Ranger nwtd............................L Ahern 2 1 Tawny Port (c1) nwtd F &...............Turnwald 3 6 Tarryn’s Pride nwtd F &..................Turnwald 4 44254 Knocka Off Time nwtd....................J Harland 5 1 Jager (c1) nwtd..............................J Harland 6 2 Sarah’s Cool nwtd F &....................Turnwald 7 27433 Addis Mate nwtd........................A Blackburn 8 7 Black Hennessy nwtd F &...............Turnwald 9 555 Judy In Disguise nwtd....................M Gowan 10 2466 Chase Ostee nwtd F &...................Turnwald 3 12.52pm J P PRINT PETONE C1 C1, 375m 1 82444 Eunuchs Luck 22.14..................A Blackburn 2 72531 Homebush Alex (c2) 21.64........J McInerney 3 68873 Regina Haka nwtd........................P Blanche 4 211 Charming Nev 22.02.........................L Ahern 5 82543 Rijeka 21.76...................................M Gowan 6 72644 Kazillion 21.83...................................D Edlin 7 533F2 Miss Foxy Minx nwtd G &...................Denby 8 12526 Phantom Haka nwtd..................J McInerney 9 44444 Talk It Over 22.06................................. L Bell 10 x4368 Downey 22.06................................J Harland 4 1.12pm MANAWATU RACEWAY C1 C1, 457m 1 46146 Marjanshar nwtd.................... R M Bannister

Fiji v New Zealand Samoa v South Africa

Six Nations Six Nations results, standings 6 Wales 16 France Scotland 34 Italy 10 Standings P W D L F A BP Pts England 1 1 0 0 38 18 0 2 Ireland 1 1 0 0 30 22 0 2 Scotland 2 1 0 1 52 48 0 2 Wales 2 1 0 1 38 36 0 2 Italy 2 1 0 1 33 52 0 2 France 2 0 0 2 24 39 0 0 Playing overnight: Ireland v England

Tennis Chilean Open Collated results from the Chilean Open yesterday (prefix denotes seeding). Men, Semi-finals: 1-Rafael Nadal (ESP) bt 3-Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-2 6-2. Horacio Zeballos (ARG) bt 8-Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 6-3 7-6(4).

Draws Bowls

Tinwald Bowling Club February 11Half Day Triples W Blackwell, G Whipp, R Cockburn, G Eder, G Taylor, W Lee, G McCosker, J Bell, C Leach, R Herriott, F McCormack, M Eder, M Eder, S Holdom, B Mayson, N Atkinson, P Whinham.Whites or Club Colours.

Golf Tinwald Golf Club Womens February 12

2 45558 Flying Rebel nwtd U &................ McCracken 3 788x7 Shirona nwtd................................... P Lowen 4 11 Sir Richie 26.49................................L Ahern 5 31531 Time Fraud (c2) nwtd F &...............Turnwald 6 25415 Shaga Banga Bang nwtd G &............Denby 7 41421 Your On Fire (c2) nwtd................ B Johnston 8 47245 McKone 26.59................................... S Clark 9 7P646 Mission Drive nwtd...........................M Olden 10 57564 Heroism nwtd.................................... J Tapiki 5 1.30pm PETER SINCLAIR PHOTO FINISH C2, 375m 1 34224 Ramessee 21.82............................M Gowan 2 77633 All The Rage 22.15 U &.............. McCracken 3 35255 Snap To It nwtd........................... T R Pilcher 4 13458 Homebush Colt nwtd.................J McInerney 5 27423 Floating Away 21.64........................S Maher 6 x4166 Lavender Sal 22.30....................... P Denbee 7 36657 Opawa Prince nwtd..........................S Maher 8 16425 Red Moova Hoova 22.11 G &.............Denby 9 5754x Turf Moor 21.73.................................I Moore 10 2x68x Opehu Tiger 22.19............................R Waite 6 1.55pm CLOVERLEA DASH C2 C2, 375m 1 57881 Opawa Charlie nwtd........................S Maher 2 63631 Chelseas Babe 22.02................... T Downey 3 31266 That’s King 22.36........................ B Hodgson 4 45253 Cool Explorer nwtd U &.............. McCracken 5 37758 Groovy Shane nwtd B &............... G Atwood 6 44561 James Arthur nwtd U &.............. McCracken 7 11824 Time’s Up nwtd G &............................Denby 8 57456 Jimmy Jurante nwtd...................J McInerney 9 646xP Miss Foley 22.29............................J Harland 10 2x68x Opehu Tiger 22.19............................R Waite 7 2.22pm FEILDING STAKES C2 FEATURE C2, 457m 1 32422 Bigtime Latte 26.65...........................L Ahern 2 16443 Cawbourne Tilly nwtd.................J McInerney 3 86322 Jackson Town nwtd........................... S Clark 4 46327 Deceiver 26.24.................................M Olden 5 12231 El Jetta (c3) 26.41............................L Ahern

9am start. check in by 8.45am. Starters: V. Prendergast, V. Hampton; Cards: D. Mitchell, R. Kinvig Tea Duties: am. N. Burrows, pm. L. Bird, P. McAndrew L.G.U. Burrows Cup; Maree Moore; Mildred Williams B3 No1: 9.00: P. Smith,M. Bennett, 9.05: J. Vanderheide,C. Linney,J. Peacock. No7: 9.00: J. Undy, A. Dwan, 9.05: P. Bell, M. Kennedy, M. Smith 9.10: C. Shanks, D. Bell, M. Colville No10: 9.00: P. Ellis, B. O’Niell, D. Mitchell. 9.05: D. Sharplin, R. Kinvig, B. Harris 9.10: M. Pawsey, L. Glassey, B. Cochrane, P. Bishop. 9.15: D. Wellman, S. Durry, S. Young ,V. Prendergast No 13: 9.00: P. Templeton, S, Vucetich ,L. Bird, 9.05: I. Divers, T. O’Connell, P McLauchlan, S. Mee. 9.10: E. Pierce, B. Jackson, V. Hampton, V. Cartney. 9 Holers: Combined Stableford.(Drawn after) No1: 9.10: J. Moorren, J. Johns, R. O’Brien. 9.15: B. McBride ,N. Costin, D. Ellery, J. Cartwright. 9.20: G. Whipp, K. Young, M. Sherriff, P. Gibson.

Squash Celtic Squash Club The Celtic Squash Club’s summer league recommences this week. This week’s draw: Monday, 6pm James McCloy v Billy Nolan, Pat Summerfield v Chris O’Reilly. 6.30pm: Micky Hooper v Mark Holmes, Warren Mackenzie v Mark O’Grady. 7.00pm: Rebecca Abernethy v Di Ness, Maria O’Reilly v Chrissie Stratford. 7.30pm: Lucas Hooper v Susan Dargue, Jane Lowe v Cath Blacklow. Wednesday: 6.00pm: Jock O’Connor v Paul Cousins, Sandy Richardson v Ian Dolden. 6.30pm: Laurence McCormick v Petr Holub, Brendon Clarke v John Surridge. 7.00pm: Jenni Ryk v Marie Kennedy, Steve Devereux v Robbie Kok. 7.30pm: Chautel Kentish v Rachel Prendergast.

6 62676 Triple Aye 26.56......................... W Hodgson 7 7448x Endorse nwtd..............................D Schofield 8 4136x Delusive nwtd....................................L Ahern 9 78878 Wandy Kyle 26.14......................J McInerney 8 2.40pm MARTON SPRINT C3 C3, 375m 1 65525 Bound By Pride 21.66.......................G Quirk 2 x1236 Trinity Boy nwtd F &........................Turnwald 3 721F6 Scott Me Going 22.03 U &.......... McCracken 4 83384 Ever So Hopeful 21.63 G &................Denby 5 51341 Bigtime Jet 21.77..............................L Ahern 6 137F4 Sydenham Bubbles nwtd...............J Harland 7 32277 Enough Is Enough nwtd.............D Schofield 8 22287 Real Clever nwtd......................... B Johnston 9 73566 Bimboo 21.85 10 5187F Fire Boy Baxter 22.13................J McInerney 9 2.58pm WWW.RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ C2/3 C2/3, 457m 1 34735 Regal Dancer 26.21.................... B Hodgson 2 47437 Thrilling Deal 26.31..................... B Hodgson 3 57164 Sharkie’s Dream 26.64....................S Maher 4 31Px1 Pedro’s First 26.36............................L Ahern 5 22232 Space Race 26.49............................ S Clark 6 68688 Asher 26.19......................................R Waite 7 84856 Bulet Tooth Tony 26.48......................R Waite 8 28354 Okuku Star 26.49.............................S Maher 9 78878 Ode To Liberty 26.42........................R Waite 10 78878 Wandy Kyle (c2) 26.14...............J McInerney 10 3.32pm SHANNON DASH C5 C5, 375m 1 72142 Theodore West 21.19.......................L Ahern 2 721F8 See To Believe nwtd..................J McInerney 3 62514 Lochinvar Yasi nwtd.....................D Schofield 4 22111 Call Me Ralph 21.72......................J Harland 5 51257 Daddy Lowe 21.17............................L Ahern 6 22111 Chemically Free 21.66.....................M Olden 7 33324 Ate Power 21.35 F &.......................Turnwald 8 4F637 Cosmic Mack 21.47....................D Schofield Emergencies: 9 16575 Enflame (c4) 21.98....................J McInerney

10 82728 Mirage 21.32 F &............................Turnwald

11 3.50pm FOXTON DASH C4 C4, 375m

1 76668 Suit Yourself nwtd U &................ McCracken 2 66446 Moody Man 21.73..............................D Edlin 3 54335 Thrilling Buddy 21.78.....................M Gowan 4 61444 Run Junior Run 21.97..................A Turnwald 5 67673 Little Blackspot 21.27.................D MacAuley 6 12F77 Should Be Carlos 22.08.............J McInerney 7 52221 Darlek Khan (c5) 21.49..................J Harland 8 46568 Homebush Lignite nwtd.............J McInerney 9 78778 Chelsea’s Beauty 21.75................ T Downey 10 54823 Homebush Boris nwtd................J McInerney 12 4.16pm BULLS STAKES C4/5 C4/5, 457m 1 57478 Lochinvar Elle 26.44...................D Schofield 2 55333 Necter (c5) 25.85..............................L Ahern 3 F1538 Lochinvar Onyx 26.52.................D Schofield 4 61565 Retaliate First 26.14 F &.................Turnwald 5 26723 Koko Whiz (c5) 26.52..................D Schofield 6 63255 Rybenbrook Flash(c5) 25.80............L Ahern 7 F5448 On Trey nwtd...............................D Schofield 8 73224 Louie Machall (c5) 26.12 A &.............. J.Hall 9 78866 Another Course nwtd.................J McInerney SELECTIONS Race 1: Ostapchuk (c1), Paw No More, Go Dolphin Power(c1) Race 2: Tawny Port, Rene Ranger, Sarah’s Cool, Addis Mate Race 3: Charming Nev, Eunuchs Luck, Miss Foxy Minx Race 4: Sir Richie, Time Fraud, Shaga Banga Bang, McKone Race 5: All The Rage, Red Moova Hoova, Snap To It Race 6: Opawa Charlie, That’s King, Time’s Up, Cool Explorer Race 7: El Jetta (c3), Bigtime Latte, Jackson Town, Deceiver Race 8: Bound By Pride, Bigtime Jet, Ever So Hopeful Race 9: Pedro’s First, Space Race, Thrilling Deal, Regal Dancer Race 10: Theodore West, Chemically Free, Cosmic Mack Race 11: Darlek Khan (c5), Moody Man, Run Junior Run Race 12: Koko Whiz (c5), Necter (c5), Louie Machall (c5), 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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Currie too hot for rivals

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Even as he closed in on the finish line Methven’s Braden Currie didn’t expect to win the Coast to Coast on Saturday. Currie went into the race wanting to improve on his third place finish last year, but didn’t rate his chances of a claiming the win. “I really didn’t believe I would get a chance to win,” Currie said after the race. “I didn’t think my biking would be strong enough and I really didn’t think my paddling would be strong enough.” His paddling and cycling were enough, but it was his unrivalled ability on the run that scored him the “unbelievable” victory. “Last year I learned I could do it – I could race the full distance,” Currie said. “This year I wasn’t going to go out there and come second, so I did what I had to do.” All of the lead contenders had formed at the front and after the 55km cycle they were within sight of each other at the start of the mountain run. Sam Clark was first through transition, wearing his running shoes on the bike, but Currie soon caught him after 1.5km as he made his move over the mountains. Currie scorched the 33km distance through the mountain terrain, running through Goat Pass like he was a mountain goat, to set a blistering 2 hours 53.44 minutes to have Ussher 13 minutes behind in fourth. “I guess I was hoping for about three hours on the run. So I was quite surprised.” After the short 15km bike to the kayak leg Currie hit the water 11.32 minutes ahead of his nearest rival and he knew his chances lay in the Waimakariri River, where Ussher had caught him the year before. Currie produced a faster effort on the water, the third fastest kayak leg, but started the 70km bike to Sumner only 5.56 minutes ahead of Ussher, who had made up eight minutes setting the fastest time on the river. The five minute margin proved enough as Currie was able to keep up his pace, but he was still

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Braden Currie with the spoils of victory at the end of the Coast to Coast on Saturday.

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Methven’s Braden Currie gets a helping hand as he launches into the kayak leg of the Speight’s Coast to Coast on Saturday. expecting Ussher to catch him. “I kept hearing 6 minutes, 6.30, 6 minutes. I was waiting to hear 5 minutes, 4 minutes, 3 minutes, but I didn’t,” Currie said. As Currie ran along the sand of Sumner Beach to the finish line, the reality set in that he was about to claim the “holy grail” of multisport.

While Currie had the joy of winning the gruelling race, for many it was just as satisfying to reach the finish with a number of Mid Cantabrians taking up the challenge this year. Also in the longest day were David Howard, 50, who was 55th overall with a time of 14hr 53.08mins and Greg Roadley

whose 15 hrs 4.32mins had him finish 63rd. Michael Gibb, 25, covered the course in 14hr 2.47mins to be 16th overall in the men’s two-day improving on his 14hr 47.45min and 35th last year. Anna Jaine, 25, was the fifth fastest woman in the two day with a time of 15hr 10.35mins.

Jeremy Savage, 39, crossed the South Island in 15hr 15.41mins to be 50th overall. After completing the two day as a team last year in 16 hours 1.52min, Bruce Jemmett went solo to complete the two day in 17 hr 28.32min and be 11th in the classic men. In the two day teams Amanda

Joyce and Greta Jemmett were the fastest veteran women and sixth women’s team with a time of 18hr 56.57mins. Ashburton doctors Scott Wilson and Andrew Laurenson came in 30th with a time of 14hrs 42.32 minutes, while Hilary Totty did the running for her team that was 36th overall in 15hrs.

Tears of joy as Ko captures NZ Open Lydia Ko: ‘This win is at the top’.

the youngest player to ever win a Ladies European Tour event. It’s her first win in 2013 and her third professional victory from only 12 events, with the previous two triumphs also record-breakers. Last year Ko won the New South Wales Open to become the youngest player, male or female, to win a professional event, before backing that up by taking out the Canadian Open to become the youngest-ever winner on the LPGA Tour. But those accolades now take a

back seat in Ko’s already bulging list of career highlights. The world No 1 amateur ranked her win at the Clearwater Golf Club her finest - and she had the tears of joy to prove it. “I didn’t cry at the Canadian Open so I don’t know why I cried here,” Ko said. “I guess it meant more. It is our national open so to win means a lot. I am not the person who shows expression of feeling but I guess the tears showed it. “[This win] is at the top. It is the

national open and I came so close in the last three years.” Ko, who is still aged only 15 years, eight months and 17 days, finished tied seventh on her New Zealand Open debut aged 12. The following year she was tied fourth. But she went even better this year, cementing her status as the most exciting young prospect in world golf. Ko’s amateur status prevented her from claiming the winner’s share of the $315,000 prize purse - but making history

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provided plenty of consolation. “It means a lot and makes it more special to be the first New Zealander to win the Women’s Open. It is always special to make history.” On the final hole, Lewis threeputted as the New Zealander watched on from the right-hand rough. Ko then maneuvered her approach to within 25 feet from the hole, left her first putt an agonising three feet past but calmly slotted the second amid roars from the 1000-strong gallery. - APNZ


Mystery person: France’s first ever Olympic gold in women’s swimming went to Laure Manaudou, in the freestyle 400 metres. She also picked up silver in the 800 freestyle and bronze in the 100 backstroke She went on to secure several world records, and was still competing at the 2012 Olympics, but failed to make a mark there. Quote: Baseball’s Vance Law Trivia question: 0-0 draw with Scotland

Teenage golf prodigy Lydia Ko created even more history yesterday in Christchurch by becoming the first Kiwi to win the New Zealand Women’s Open. The 15-year-old seems to rewrite the record books in every other tournament she plays and, after a drama-filled final hour, yesterday was no different. Ko made a clutch three-foot putt on the final hole to become not only the first New Zealand woman to win her national tournament, but also

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Compiled by

© Meteorological Service of NZ Limited 2013


For the very latest weather information, including Weather Warnings, visit



NZ Today


High cloud increasing and scattered rain developing in south from afternoon, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls south of Timaru. Northerlies turning to cooler southwesterlies from late morning.

Rain developing about the divide and spreading N, during the afternoon, with scattered falls elsewhere, some heavy and possibly thundery in the very S. Wind at 1000m: NW 30 km/h, Wind at 2000m: NW 40 km/h.









Midnight Tonight


Wind less than km/h 30


THURSDAY: Mainly fine, but evening showery southerly.



Canterbury High Country

WEDNESDAY: Morning rain, then few showers. Fresh southwest.



Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Rain at times from afternoon. Southwest change. TOMORROW: Cloudy, few showers. Southerly tending northeast.



Ashburton Forecast

30 to 59

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

60 plus



Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Southerlies dying out later in the morning and northeasterlies developing.

Fine near the divide, but cloudy periods and a few showers in the east. Wind at 1000m: NW, gusting 50 km/h in exposed places. Wind at 2000m: Strong NW 45 km/h.

WEDNESDAY morning min max

fine fine fine fine fine fine fine showers fine showers showers showers rain

16 11 15 14 14 15 14 14 13 11 10 11 9

25 26 26 24 21 25 30 NZ Situation 20 A front moving over the North Island on Tues23 25 day, is followed by a disturbed southwest flow 21 which covers the country through to Friday. 23 20

FZL: Lowering to 2800m for a time

A period of rain in the morning followed by a few showers. Fresh southerlies developing in the morning, northerlies developing again towards evening.

THURSDAY Mostly fine but showers and southerlies developing later.

FZL: Lowering to 2900m

WEDNESDAY Scattered showers. Southwesterlies, strong about the tops.

THURSDAY Showers about the divide, spreading elsewhere later. Southwesterlies, strong about the tops.



Becoming fine. Southwesterlies.

Becoming fine. Strong southwesterlies.

Amanda Mackenzie & Kiley Sparrow Customer Service Officers

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fine 14 fine -3 cloudy 23 cloudy -4 fine 21 showers 24 fine 10 fine 13 showers 13 rain 23 thunder 25 fine 16 rain 4 rain 2 cloudy -4 rain -6 fine 10 rain 14 showers 21 cloudy 6 rain 24 rain 15 rain 24 rain 3 fine 7 rain 2 fine 14 rain 0 fine 22 fine 7 rain -16 rain -1 thunder 25 fine 23 rain -1 fine 7 fine -14 rain 25 snow -5 showers 20 rain 14 showers 9 fine 2 rain -5 snow -18

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John Moore Branch Manager

River Levels


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 9:45 am, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 9:00 am, yesterday

136.8 5.51 7.63 61.6

Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings

to 4pm yesterday


Ashburton Airport

30.6 11.7

Temperatures °C

Rainfall mm

min grass 16 hour Feb 2013 min to date to date

Wind km/h

max gust



22.4 94.2

E 31

Christchurch Airport 24.7 13.2 13.4


20.8 58.0

E 33

Timaru Airport


18.4 74.0

E 19

Average Average









27.5 10.3








Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3


Monday 9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


Tuesday 9 noon 3


9 pm am 3



9 noon 3


9 pm

2 1 0

5:13 11:22 5:33 11:46 6:02 12:11 6:24 12:36 6:51 1:00 7:15 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 6:46 am Set 8:47 pm Bad

Bad fishing Rise 7:36 am Set 8:49 pm

First quarter 18 Feb 9:32 am ©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

Rise 6:47 am Set 8:46 pm Bad

Bad fishing Rise 8:47 am Set 9:19 pm

Full moon 26 Feb 9:28 am

Rise 6:49 am Set 8:45 pm Bad

Bad fishing Rise 9:55 am Set 9:47 pm

Last quarter 5 Mar 10:54 am

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa


Ashburton Guardian December 13

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