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An early snowfall struck Methven and its surrounds yesterday morning forcing the closure of schools and pre-schools. BY SUSAN SANDYS


Methven school pupils have an autumn snowstorm to thank for what was probably their shortest day ever at school yesterday. About 200 students from Mount Hutt College and primary schools, arriving on school buses, went straight to the college hall after the decision was made to close the school.

The college had sent out a news flash email to parents by 8.20am that the school was now closed for the day, however, at that time students were already on buses on their way in, and some town students were also already on their way to school. Those not on school buses who turned up to school were sent back home once contact was made with home, and school bus-

es were reloaded with students to take them home once contact was made with parents. College principal John Schreurs said that by about 9.45am all bus students were back on their buses on their way home. He said that prior to 7am the decision was made to cancel some upper country bus routes. But at that stage it looked like snowfall was going to stay at 400

metres above sea level as forecast, so it appeared schools would be able to open for the day. “As I got to school about 7am, there was a little bit of sleet but nothing major, and then it came in,” Schreurs said. That’s when board of trustees had to launch into action at the various Methven schools to look at the situation. As the heavy snow continued they made the


decision to close their schools for the day. The bitter autumn snowstorm saw about six centimetres of snow fall in the town from about 7.30am to 9.30am, and blustery conditions with further snowfall kicking off mid-afternoon.

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Ashburton-born rugby legend Fergie McCormick passes away


Sex offender breaches conditions A man on the Government’s child sex offender register and living in Mid Canterbury has been convicted of failing to comply with reporting obligations. Lee Martin Chase was jailed in 2011 after a jury found him guilty of two charges of unlawful sexual connection and he was released on parole in January 2015. New legislation in 2016 meant his name was added to the child sex offender register and he had to advise his supervising probation officer about his living circumstances. Chase was not to associate with people under 16 years but police found him living with a woman and her child. Chase pleaded guilty to the reporting breach in the Ashburton District Court this week and Judge Joanna Maze sentenced him to 90 hours’ community work. She declined an application for name suppression. Chase’s lawyer Gordon Paine said his client was headed to the court of appeal because his name was unfairly on the child sex offender register. He said Chase was sentenced to six years jail in 2011; he served three and a half years and was released on conditions. The new Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Act in 2016 had added a retrospective penalty for his client which breached the New Zealand Bill of Rights, Paine

said. Being on the register was a punishment for life and it was imposed on him after he had been sentenced and released from prison, he said. “He acknowledges what he did and has paid the price, and now he is still paying the price and will continue to pay the price until someone in the high court overturns that.” Paine said Chase had been forced to live in a caravan separately from his wife and his stepchild and his private life was in tatters. There had been no complaints raised about his behaviour. Judge Maze said Chase’s failure to disclose to his supervising probation officer that a child was living in his home was an offence that carried a maximum penalty of one year in prison or a $2000 fine. Chase had been served notice he was on the register and advised what his obligations were, yet he had deliberately breached, she said. The offence came to light when police attended the address on an unrelated matter and it became apparent a child was living there. Judge Maze said the validity of the prosecution was not a decision for her court but it was plain that the 2016 act had been intended by Parliament to be retrospective in its effect for Chase and others in his position. More court news, P5

Former All Blacks fullback, and Ashburton-born rugby legend, Fergie McCormick died yesterday morning in Christchurch Hospital. He was 78 and had been battling throat cancer. William Fergus McCormick played 28 times for the All Blacks between 1965 and 1971, including 16 tests, and was well known for his smallness – he stood only 1.71m – and his toughness. In a profile on the All Blacks website, Lindsay Knight writes of McCormick, who was born in Ashburton on April 24, 1939: “In his heyday there were few more indomitable figures in the game and the stockily-built pocket battleship became celebrated for his fearless tackling. “He was also one of the first running fullbacks, possessing a startling turn of pace and successfully adapting his style when the restricted kicking into touch laws were introduced in the late 1960s.” McCormick played a record 222 appearances for Canterbury in an 18-year representative career from 1958 to 1975, scoring a record 1297 points. He was part of the Canterbury team that beat the Lions in 1959 and played in the infamous 1971 match against the Lions, a bloodbath after which the tourists complained about the roughhouse tactics of the home side. McCormick played 310 first class matches, scoring 2065 points throughout his long career. A stalwart of the Linwood club in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs, McCormick had trouble breaking into the All Blacks in the early to mid-1960s despite

He may have been small, but William Fergus McCormick was tough, as many of his opponents during his illustrious rugby career found out. his consistently excellent form for Canterbury. The legendary Don Clarke was a major impediment to McCormick’s progress, and when Clarke was forced out through injury after the 1964 season, Wellington’s Mick Williment was his preferred replacement. McCormick’s chance came

in the fourth test against the Springboks in 1965 when Williment was injured. Despite being 28 and considered to be in the twilight of his career, McCormick was chosen ahead of Williment for the 1967 tour of Britain and excelled under the coaching of Fred Allen. - NZME



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Winter bites early; skifield expecting big snow

Angella Otene, Hampstead Kindergarten’s Natalie MacGregor and Hampstead School principal Peter Melrose braved the drizzle to officially open Hampstead Kindergarten’s new wharenui yesterday. PHOTO KATIE TODD 100418-KT-010

Wharenui officially opened By Katie todd

After four years of planning and the generous input of dozens of community groups, Hampstead Kindergarten is home to a new wharenui. An official opening and blessing was held yesterday morning, acknowledging the wharenui as a special place of spirituality for the kindergarten. Head teacher Justine Hanrahan

said the shell of the wharenui was created by the Ashburton College trades class in December 2014 and gifted to the kindergarten. After consultations with Maori whanau, families, caregivers and families, the kindergarten decided on a location and design for it. She said the elaborate design created has fronds to represent children growing, a paddle depicting the movement of people in

two directions that people go, and one day will return and a koruru at the top depicting the past, present and future tamariki, kaiako and whanau. Hanrahan thanked Angella Otene and Tom Taukamo for sharing their knowledge to help design the wharenui, Hampstead School’s kapa haka group for sharing the opening, and Hampstead School prinicpal Peter Melrose for helping

with the ribbon cutting, along with the kindergarten’s oldest member Natalie MacGregor. It was a fitting way to open it, because “one of the purposes of the wharenui will be to farewell children as they leave us to begin school,” Hanrahan said. The wharenui is named E tipu e rea mo nga ra o to ao, meaning “grow up, oh youth, and fulfil the needs of the coming generation”.

From P1 Winter arrived early at Mt Hutt, with the heavy snow putting a temporary halt to the ski area’s summer maintenance programme. The skifield has another two months before its winter opening date of June 8. Mt Hutt Ski Area manager James McKenzie said staff evacuated the ski area on Monday night due to the forecast snow, and planned to re-enter yesterday, accessing the skifield on a groomer. Based on the snow and rainfall received in Methven, he estimated the mountain would have received about 50 centimetres of snow by about 1.30pm yesterday. The MetService issued a Severe Weather Warning on Monday, for very cold, strong southerlies, and rain turning to snow above 400 metres overnight Monday in the Canterbury High Country, with some pockets of snow possible as low as 300 metres. The gloomy weather is set to continue today with snow showers possible in higher areas while strong southerlies rip across the Canterbury plains. More photos, P4







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Back to the classroom to learn to drive By Sue NewmaN

Eleven Mid Canterbury women have gone back to school and they couldn’t be happier. Yesterday they were focused intently on computer screens as one test at a time they strived for a perfect score. For each of them, that return to the classroom had just two objective, easing isolation and gaining independence. The women were from the Philippines, Fiji, South Africa and New Zealand and two of those in the classroom came from the district’s most distant reaches at Klondyke, while others were scattered across the district’s rural areas. Each woman described how difficult it was when you had to rely on other people to take you to town, social events or to watch your children in school events. Over eight weeks the students will study the road code and will then sit their learner’s licence. From that point a second series of classes will be held to enable them to sit thier restricted licenc-

es, co-ordinator Wendy Hewitt said. Word is spreading about the value of the course and Hewitt said she was already receiving inquiries for the second learner’s licence intake. One of the key issues in moving the women from learner to restricted status will be finding enough ‘mentor’ drivers to help with tuition and confidence behind the wheel, she said. One student, Ludy, summed up the women’s feelings about the course – “we are so very grateful to Ashburton for doing this for us,” she said. Ashburton Learning Centre tutor Gayle McClusky is leading the course and said she was impressed with the speed with which her students were working through and gaining a good understanding of the road code. The learner driver programme is funded by Advance Ashburton, the Ashburton District Council, the Road Safety Council, the Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust and the Lotteries Commission.

Working their way through the road code, students at a migrants’ driver course at the Ashburton Learning Centre (front, from left) Avril, Shanal, Christina, Cris, Ludy, Mina and Roseleth. PHOTO SUE NEWMAN 100418-SN-04

Puppy, Doug was clearly enjoying his first look at snow. 100418-RH-018

Mt Hutt Skifield received 50cm of snow in the wintry blast.


Snow comes early Snow fell heavily in Methven yesterday morning, forcing the closure of schools in the township and also preschools. Susan Sandys and Robyn Hood braved the cold for a few snaps. Right, middle – Mia Davis got her creative side going after the snowfall. 100418-RH-001

Right, bottom – Gurpreet Singh had some work to do clearing his car before heading to work yesterday. 100418-SS-002

Left – A digger sat desolate for the day due to the snow near Mt Hutt Station. 100418-RH-002

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Driver fell asleep at the wheel A professional driver who fell asleep at the wheel and crashed a freight truck and trailer south of Hinds, blocking State Highway 1, admitted a charge of careless driving when he appeared in the Ashburton District Court yesterday. Rylie James Iain Patrick Cook, 24, told Justices of the Peace Steve Wise and Eric Weir that he had been intending to pull over at Rangitata because he was tired, but crashed before he got there. Police prosecutor Stuart Whyte said the heavy truck and trailer tipped over about 4.30am on January 11 after Cook dozed off. The vehicle drifted onto the grass verge, waking Cook, who tried to regain control; the vehicle

slid on the wet road surface and tipped over, blocking the highway. Cook, from Oxford, was fined $400 and ordered to pay court costs of $130. The JPs warned him driving while tired was a serious road safety matter. Christopher Jon Tait, 26, a roofer, admitted driving while forbidden on January 16. He had been pulled over in June 2013 and forbidden to drive again until he got a licence. He was stopped on River Terrace this year, where police discovered he was still unlicensed. Tait told the JPs he was doing a course to get his driver’s licence and forklift licence. They gave him until June 13 to

come back with the paperwork. Andrew David John Bell, 20, led police on a 54km chase before his vehicle was stopped by road spikes at Winchester. Prosecutor Whyte said Bell was spotted driving on East Street at 1.50am on January 16 but when police tried to stop him he sped off south on State Highway 1, reaching speeds up to 130km/h. He told the JPs he had a mental blowout and didn’t stop, despite the flashing lights and sirens on the police vehicle. Bell was fined $200, plus $130 court costs, and ordered to do a driver improvement course. Tattoo artist Tirakarere Richard

Apaapa was also given time to get his licence after being pulled over on Walnut Avenue and found to be driving without one. He had been pulled over in Gisborne in 2015 and forbidden from driving until he got a New Zealand licence. The JPs granted him time to get the paperwork. A number of offenders to failed to appear in court this week and warrants of arrested were issued for: Joshua Daniel Youngman, Kiahn Taine Taylor-Edwards, Marcus Ewen Wilmshurst, Maki Jackmathuen Samuela, Nicholas Victor Botica, Daniel James Anderson and Christopher Stephen Kemp.

Man on a raft of charges granted bail A 37-year-old Mid Canterbury man facing 14 charges including burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and dishonesty has been granted bail until he is back before the court on June 25. Quentin Charles Parkinson will be living in a North Island

town as part of bail conditions set by Ashburton District Court Judge Joanna Maze this week. Parkinson, who the court was told had a methamphetamine habit, must also abstain from illegal drugs as part of his release on bail.

He pleaded guilty to possession of a meth pipe. He pleaded not guilty and elected trial by jury on four charges of receiving stolen property, two of dishonestly using a document, three of burglary, two of theft from a car, possess-

ing burglary tools, preparing to commit a crime and possession of an offensive weapon. Police had opposed bail. The charges to which he pleaded not guilty will be called again on June 25 for a case review.

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Billboard mysteriously disappears BY KATIE TODD


Police are investigating the theft of a large billboard advertisement after it went mysteriously missing from its frame in Methven. A Ruralco advertisement featuring a local farmer on his farm was taken from the billboard site on the end of the Mountain Gym building facing the Brown Pub carpark. Methven Police Senior Constable Mike Seque said the informant is unsure of the time frame exactly, but thinks it happened within the first two weeks of March, most likely around the A&P show weekend. “The framing for the billboard is still there but the large advertisement itself has gone,” he said. Police have put out the call for anyone who may have any information leading to the recovery or identity of the offenders, or anyone who simply may have seen the advertisement being taken down. Information can be passed onto Seque at the Methven Police on 03 302 8200 or


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Sundaes the ideal teaching tool By Katie todd

Students at Ashburton Intermediate have been learning about the primary industries in the best way possible – through their eyes, ears and tastebuds. The school received a visit from New Zealand Young Farmers last Friday to explore the importance and role of the primary industries in the New Zealand economy. In room 8/4, Young Farmers project manager Mary Holmes illustrated the link between agriculture and food production. Student Te Whitu said she had learnt the proper meaning of stereotyping, while classmate Amelia learnt that the majority of New Zealand’s dairy products are exported overseas. The class also took part in a mini sundae making competition, where they had to combine ingredients like kiwifruit, ice cream, chocolate and mousse. Holmes said New Zealand Young Farmers were seeking to grow awareness about the primary industries and inspire excitement about possible careers in an industry many of them won’t know much about. “Not all primary industry jobs require you to wear gumboots,” she said.

Room 8/4’s Maddy, Meagan, Jordie, Ruby and Kasey enjoy their mini sundaes in a lesson about the primary industries.

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Fire crews contain ship fire in Timaru Firefighters have contained a massive blaze on a fishing ship in Timaru Port that left three people hospitalised for smoke inhalation. The fuel fire broke out on the Dong Won 701 at 9pm on Monday with 10 crews working through the night to bring it under control. It destroyed the bridge and structures on the ship’s upper deck but did not spread beyond the vessel. Four crews remain at the scene along with two tug boats working to cool the sides of the ship as steam and smoke still fanned out from it, Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s Steven Greenyer says. “It’s still not fully extinguished, but it’s looking a lot better than it was about four to five hours ago. We’re reasonably confident it’s not going to escalate,” he said. Nick Donaldson, the acting chief executive of port operator PrimePort, said his team had earlier worked to ensure other vessels were not caught up in the blaze. But now the fire had been contained in the Dong Won 701, he said the plan was to let it burn out while his team looked to

resume shipping operations elsewhere in the port. Environment Canterbury was also monitoring the scene, senior manager Nick Donaldson said. “Once the fire is extinguished, Environment Canterbury will work with PrimePort to manage environmental risks associated with the subsequent salvage operation,” he said. “At this time, with the fire is contained within the vessel, there are no immediate environmental risks.” Mr Greenyer says two more crews from Christchurch and a further two from Dunedin were on their way to the fire to relieve the crews that battled it overnight. “Both paid and volunteer firefighters have been working incredibly hard to get this fire under control, in some pretty trying conditions,” he said. “The weather overnight has been appalling, it’s been very wet and cold.” He also said firefighters had been careful not to use too much water on the fire in case they sunk the boat. - NZN

Dog rescued from mine shaft A loved family pet has been pulled from a 7m-deep abandoned Waihi mine shaft by a team of rescuers. Seven-year-old fox terrier Roxy was discovered inside the abandoned Waihi mine shaft yesterday after going missing on Monday. The shaft is within a fully fenced-off area at the back of Tania Maitlin’s property at the end of Boyd Rd. Maitlin was mowing her lawn on Monday evening before Roxy disappeared. “She was sitting on my lap when mowing and she spied a set of possum eyes. She took off after it and ran off into the fenced off area.” Maitlin called Roxy but thought she would be back later. “I put her biscuits outside and her bowl next to her bed but when I got up the next day at 5am, I opened the curtain, and the

biscuits were still there,” she said. Before raising the alarm, Maitlin sent Roxy’s best mate, a black labrador named Molly, to search for the fox terrier. “Molly directed me straight toward the shaft by the fence; she sat there whimpering and barking . . . Letting me know this was where she was.” The Oceana Gold Mines Rescue Team was called to help save Roxy. “Within 20 minutes they were on our property. They were amazing and quick. It took them three-and-a-half hours to get Roxy out of the hole,” Maitlin said. Roxy is now reunited with her family and suffered minor injuries from her fall. “She came back with a few bruises on her leg and some bad cuts on her ear and other lesions,” Maitlin said. “Other than that she is fine but was in a lot of shock.” - NZME


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The minimum wage rise and real life N

So, there’s only one thing to do. Up prices. So now, while you’re happily thinking about the few extra bucks in the back pocket each week, you’ll barely notice the price of some everyday things creeping up. For someone earning the minimum wage, they will have received, from April 1, another $30 per week on top of their previous income.

By the time tax is removed from that and, perhaps a little more of a contribution to Kiwisaver, then you’re left on the right side of $20 a week for someone working 40 hours. Doesn’t sound like a lot, does it? But then the coffee you buy daily goes up 50 cents per cup because the café you buy it from has had to increase their staffing costs and need to counter that somehow, so hike up the price of one of their best sellers. There’s $3.50 of that $20 per week gone already. Add in the government’s proposed fuel tax, which would see an extra 12 cents per litre added to the current price of fuel and you’re losing another $5.40 for

a 45 litre tank of unleaded 91 petrol, at its current price of roughly $2.08 per litre. And just like that half of your pay rise is gone. For all the hoopla and good press that decisions like minimum wage pay increases might receive, they don’t – at the end of the day – actually correlate to much of a return to you. It can be easy to be blinded by the bottom line dollar, especially when it’s more than you’re used to – but it’s also very pertinent to be aware of the world that is going on around you too. The above scenario is just a very small part of a much bigger picture and there’s a whole lot more to factor in. The fuel tax alone will cause

best picture at the 60th annual Academy Awards ceremony; In 1998, the executive committee of the Ulster Union Party voted 55-23 to support the Northern Ireland peace accord and its leader, David Trimble, who had outmanoeuvred rebels in his ranks. Ten years ago: French troops captured six pirates after the pirates released 30 hostages who were aboard the French luxury yacht Le Ponant when it was seized off Somalia’s coast.

Five years ago: Congress’ most serious gun-control effort in years cleared its first hurdle as the Senate pushed past conservatives’ attempted blockade, rebuffing 68-31 an effort to keep debate from even starting. One year ago: In Dortmund, Germany, three explosions went off near Borussia Dortmund’s team bus ahead of a Champions League quarterfinal match, injuring one of the soccer team’s players.

Today’s birthdays: Ethel Kennedy is 90. Actor Joel Grey is 86. Actress Louise Lasser is 79. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman is 77 Movie writer-director John Milius is 74. Actor Peter Riegert is 71. Movie director Carl Franklin is 69. Actor Bill Irwin is 68. Country singersongwriter Jim Lauderdale is 61. Songwriter-producer Daryl Simmons is 61. Rock musician Nigel Pulsford is 57. Actor Lucky Vanous is 57. Country singer Steve Azar is 54. Singer

ever take anything on face value, it’s bound to come back and bite you in the

butt. News of a rise in minimum wage recently will have been met with open arms by the majority of the country – unless you are an employer of course – but delving deeper into what it may exactly mean for the average New Zealander is interesting. Of course, everyone is entitled to be paid well for their services, no matter what industry you might work in. But the issue is that not every employer is going to be able to meet the demands of everyday life while incurring a heavier penalty on the bottom line once wages have been withdrawn.

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prices to rise due to the fact that pretty much everything has a fuel component to it and businesses in this economic climate are unlikely to be able to just wave away the prospect of higher outgoings. We need to be a country which makes it reasonably easy for someone to get a start in life. It shouldn’t be a battle to buy a first home or get a loan to get that new car – especially if it’s for the betterment of your life further down the track. Let’s all just hope that the rises on the horizon don’t impact too much on the rest of life – there’s already enough challenges out there now without the added pressure of more, particularly when it comes to money.

TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Wednesday, April 11, the 101st day of 2018. There are 264 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included the Fair Housing Act, a week after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. On this date: In 1689, William III and Mary II were crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain. In 1713, the Treaty of Utrecht was signed, ending the War of the Spanish Succession. In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a crowd outside the White House, saying, “We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.” In 1869, New Zealand had its first royal visit when the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Alfred Ernest Albert, arrived in Wellington as captain of the frigate HMS Galatea. The first member of the British royal family to visit New Zealand, he was greeted with haka, speeches and bunting. In 1916, the Minnewaska, a troopship carrying the headquarters of the recently formed New Zealand Division, arrived in Marseilles, France In 1945, during World War Two, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany. In 1951, President Harry S Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur of his commands in the Far East. In 1970, Apollo 13, with astronauts James A Lovell, Fred W Haise and Jack Swigert, blasted off on its ill-fated mission to the moon. In 1974, Palestinian gunmen killed 16 civilians, mostly women and children, in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shemona. In 1988, the hijackers of a Kuwait Airways jetliner killed a second hostage, dumping his body onto the ground in Larnaca, Cyprus. The Last Emperor won

Lisa Stansfield is 52. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is 52. Rock musician Dylan Keefe is 48. Actor Johnny Messner is 48. Actor Vicellous Shannon is 47. Rapper David Banner is 44. Actress Tricia Helfer is 44. Rock musician Chris Gaylor is 39. Actress Kelli Garner is 34. Singer Joss Stone is 31. Thought for today: “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” — Dale Carnegie, American writer-lecturer (18881955). – AP


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Why Ashburton is just like Auckland L

ast weekend, as I ventured north to visit my orangechocolate-confectionery comrades, an epiphany struck. As routine as it is for the mainland to ridicule JAFAs (and as often as I try to dodge your probes into “where do you come from?”) I had begun to see my hometown, Auckland City, through new eyes, but could not figure out why. Last weekend, there was something different about that greyscale cityscape – a nagging new form of familiarity, followed by a confronting realisation. It’s not a truth I expect to be readily welcomed by you readers, or to be any more palatable than a cup of warm, weedy pond-water from the Ashburton Domain. But settle in, prepare yourselves for a change in perspective – because I’m about to explain why we foes are in fact, incredibly alike. 1- Demographic attributes Firstly, foreign visitors may often remark on Ashburton District’s profoundly large

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sheep population. However, meander through the brunch paradise that is Ponsonby Central, and you will see equally substantial flocks of the not-dissimilar, native Auckland WhiteGirl. Like regular ovines, this species shares imitative behaviours, a passion for daily consumption of green food – avocado (sorry, had to go there), and despite wearing valuable, merino outerwear, neither flock are able to accrue enough money for their own investments or house deposits. 2- Cultural rituals As you may be aware, Auckland’s pride and joy a potentially explosive hunk of rock situated in the Hauraki Gulf. You may not know that its

name, Rangitoto, translates to “bloody sky”. Ashburtonians can also be heard belting the same two words at their TV when the reception is interrupted during a live Crusaders game. 3- Infrastructure features Ashburton’s got Tinwald, Auckland’s got the North Shore, and at no point have either of us felt enough companionship with our estranged outer suburbs to build more than one connecting bridge. Subsequently, all of us have now endured the excruciating pain of bottleneck traffic jams (presumably named so due to the overwhelming feeling of wanting to bottle someone when you’re stuck in one). 4- Points of interest. In Ashburton there’s Lake Hood, in Auckland there’s Da Hood (also known as South Auckland). Same diff. 5- Natural resources How do you like your swimming water? Risky, with a dash of nitrate and farm run-off? Or downright off-putting, with a

cheeky sprinkle of dog faeces and e-coli? I see minimal difference between the bathing facilities in some Ashburton rivers and some Auckland beaches. Best reserved for the petri dish and for aesthetic value only. 6- Notable residents Last but certainly not least on my list, are the Todds. Auckland’s got Todd Property, Waikato’s got old mate Mark Todd. Wellington’s got Todd Corp and Ashburton’s got an iconic shop and a sign and a journalist and a few more Todds. Either way, we are a significant common denominator. You should all be VERY afraid of our power. (Disclaimer: Unfortunately I can claim no relationship with any Todds of significance). The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of the Ashburton Guardian Co Ltd or any employee thereof. ashguardian PRESS COUNCIL This newspaper is subject to the New Zealand Press Council. Complaints must first be directed in writing to editor@ If unsatisfied, the complaint may be referred to the Press Council PO Box 10-879, The Terrace, Wellington 6143 or email Further detail and an online complaints form are available at


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School bus crash kills 27 A school bus has plunged off a mountain road into a deep gorge in the Himalayan foothills, killing 23 children, some as young as four, Indian officials said. Four adults also died, Sandeep Kumar said, a local official. Ten children were hospitalised. Initial reports indicated the bus driver was speeding as he took the children home and lost control at the edge of the gorge. The bus fell some 60 metres to the ground below, police officer Sunil Kumar said. The adults killed included the bus driver, two teachers and another woman, officials said. Most of the children riding in the bus were believed to be in elementary school. The crash occurred in the

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Kanika Pathania, one of the few children who survived when her school bus fell into a deep gorge about 60km south of Dharmsala PHOTO AP Kangra Valley, about 500 kilometres north of New Delhi. The search for survivors ended yesterday, with the bodies of the dead lying on the concrete floor of the Nurpur mortuary, covered by sheets.

India’s roads, particularly in the hills, have long been feared for their deep potholes, reckless drivers and often a lack of guardrails. Fatal accidents are common.

“I am deeply anguished by the loss of lives,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet. “My prayers and solidarity with those who lost their near and dear ones.” – AP

Not a rumour – Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac part ways. The singerguitarist is out of Fleetwood Mac. The band said in a statement that Buckingham will not be on their new tour. The announcement came in two terse sentences at the bottom of a long news release announcing the new concerts. “Lindsey Buckingham will not be performing with the band on this tour,” the statement said. “The band wishes Lindsey all the best.” He’ll be jointly replaced by Neil Finn of Crowded House and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers.


Tensions rise as Israel blamed for missile strike A suspected poison gas attack in a Syrian rebel-held town and airstrikes on a Syrian air base that Damascus and Moscow blamed on US ally Israel escalated tensions in the already volatile Mideast and raised the threat of possibly imminent American retaliation. The timing of the airstrikes in central Homs province, hours after President Donald Trump said there would be “a big price to pay” for the chemical weapons attack, raised questions about whether Israel was acting alone or as a proxy for the United States. The strike on the air base reportedly killed 14 people, including four Iranians. The UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, in his most dire warning since taking the job four years ago, warned the UN Security Council that recent grave events have drawn national, regional and international actors “into dangerous situations of potential or actual confrontation”. Israel did not comment on the missile strike. The Jewish

State typically does not comment on its airstrikes in Syria, which have been numerous in Syria’s civil war. The fast-paced developments threatened to further hike tensions between the US and Russia, which has in the past warned against any US military action against President Bashar Assad’s government. Iran, a key ally of Assad, condemned the airstrikes, which it said killed four Iranians, including a colonel and a member of the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace force. Opposition activists said 40 people died in Saturday night’s chemical attack in the town of Douma, the last remaining rebel bastion in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, blaming Assad’s forces. The attack killed entire families in their homes and underground shelters, opposition activists and local rescuers said. The Syrian government strongly denied it carried out a chemical weapons attack and the Organisation for the Pro-

hibition of Chemical Weapons said it has opened an investigation. In a statement, it said a factfinding mission was gathering information from all available sources to establish whether chemical weapons were used. Russia’s UN ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, urged inspectors from the watchdog agency to fly to Syria’s capital and visit the site in a nearby rebel-held town. Trump condemned the heinous attack in Syria and said later at a Cabinet meeting that he would forcefully respond. He said that after conferring with his military advisers, he would soon decide on how to respond, and against whom. British Prime Minister Theresa May said Assad’s government and its backers, including Russia, “must be held to account” if it is found to have been responsible for the suspected poison gas attack. The European Union also laid the blame squarely on Assad’s government. The Security Council held an

emergency meeting to discuss the chemical attack and the council president said experts were working on a resolution on the continuing use of chemical weapons in Syria, but sharp differences remain between Russia and the US and its allies. Russia’s Defence Ministry said two Israeli aircraft targeted the base, firing eight missiles. It said Syria shot down five of them while the other three landed in the western part of the base. Israel’s Foreign Ministry had no comment when asked about reports of the airstrikes. Amos Yadlin, a former Israeli fighter pilot and ex-head of Israeli military intelligence, stopped short of saying Israel was responsible for the airstrike. But he suggested that the chemical attack had crossed a red line and prompted Israel to take action to send a message to Syria and arch-enemy Iran. The Syrian government has denied the chemical weapons allegations, calling them fabrications. – AP

Kim Jong Un briefs party Nicaraguan forest fire on future dialogue with US burns almost 9000 acres North Korea’s official media say leader Kim Jong Un has briefed top ruling party officials on his vision for the future direction of dialogue with the United States and his upcoming summit with South Korea’s president. The official Korean Central News Agency reported Kim gave his “profound analysis and appraisal” of the prospects for North KoreaUS dialogue at a meeting of the Politburo of the ruling party’s Central

Committee. The meeting was held on Monday. Yesterday’s report did not mention plans for Kim to hold a summit with President Donald Trump in May or June, but it suggests Pyongyang is preparing for the meeting. Kim is scheduled to meet first with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on April 27 in the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Koreas. – AP

A forest fire in Nicaragua that has been burning out of control for a week has blackened almost 9000 acres in a southern nature reserve. The Indio Maiz reserve is on Nicaragua’s border with Costa Rica, but the Nicaraguan government has refused Costa Rican offers of aid. The two countries have had long-

running disputes over other areas of their border. Costa Rica’s firefighting force said Monday that it was told by Nicaraguan officials that soldiers are being sent to fight the blaze so no Costa Rican help was needed. Nicaragua says it has 800 soldiers, five planes and 10 boats fighting the fire. – AP

Abby leaves NCIS Get your tissues ready! Pauley Perrette has filmed her final two episodes of NCIS. The 49-year-old actress, who played Abby Sciuto since the show began, announced season 15 would be her last in October 2017. Giving fans a behind-thescenes look at her last day on-set, Pauley reveals Abby’s goodbye will run over two episodes. “Abby’s exit from #NCIS is in two parts. May 1 and May 8th,” she tweets. “I worked really hard to give you my best. I really hope EVERYONE tunes in. Bless.” As one of three remaining original characters to have appeared in every episode since the show’s premiere in 2003), the loss of the quirky Abby is devastating fans.

Will baby cause history? The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be welcoming their third baby any day now, and depending on the gender, it could mean that Princess Charlotte will make history in the royal family. If Kate gives birth to a baby boy, it will be the first time in history that a girl would keep her rank rather than drop a place to a younger brother. This is the first time that the change of succession laws will come into play, as the law was originally changed ahead of Prince George’s birth so that a first-born daughter of Prince William and Kate would take precedence over any younger brothers.


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Businesses remain pessimistic

dence number, Leung noted the “continued weak profitability appears to be a key contributor to this pessimism, and businesses are not optimistic this will improve”. The QSBO showed a net 1 per cent of firms indicating plans to reduce investment in buildings versus 2 per cent that indicated they were planning to increase it in the December quarter. A net 17 per cent have plans to

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Inland Revenue closing for four days Income Method, has also been introduced this month, with the effect of ensuring that small businesses will only have to pay provisional tax when they are making a profit. “We are building up a set of products that are all designed to make tax simpler,” said James. “AIM will be a cash flow game changer while the new My Business section brings more tax types online and all in the one place.” Almost 14,000 people have attended either online presentations or seminars around the country to preview the improvements. – NZME

Make adviser disclosure info easier to understand – minister Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi wants more easily-understood financial adviser disclosure rules to make sure customers aren’t led astray. And he is seeking submissions on regulations accompanying the upcoming law change. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment discussion document came out the same day that Financial Markets Authority-commissioned research showed investors have found product disclosure statements more useful than the previous regime in offering valuable insights in investment offers. Legislators are currently considering a bill to remove some of the confusion for consumers in the way financial advisers are designated, and putting client obliga-

tions on the industry. While that works its way through Parliament, MBIE is seeking feedback on proposed regulations that will set the disclosure requirements for advisers to make sure consumers get all the information they need at the right time. “Consumers should have that information to assist them to decide, for example, whether to obtain advice from a particular provider,” Faafoi said in a statement. “I want to make sure that important information is presented in simple terms that consumers understand.” The proposed disclosure regime can draw on the experience of changes to securities law, which pared back the size of investment prospectuses to the more manageable product disclosure state-

ment under the five-year-old Financial Markets Conduct Act. FMA-commissioned research found the product disclosure statement was the first thing investors looked at to get a sense of a product, using it as a primary information source for decision making. Interviewees told researchers PDS was an improvement on the investment statement-prospectus disclosure regime, but were “long and repetitive”, using “academic” language and “a lot of legal terminology”. “The significant work issuers have put into PDS documents is paying off, with investors paying attention to the information,” FMA director of capital markets Garth Stanish said in a statement. – NZME


Source: NZX and Standard & Poors

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“Moving these tax types and the associated data over to our new computer system is no small task so we’re taking the system offline to allow a smooth transition,” said deputy commissioner of transformation Greg James. When the service is relaunched on Tuesday, users will be able to identify a number of changes. The most noticeable of these will come in the shape of the new My Business section in myIR, which will allow business owners to file, pay and amend GST as well as fringe benefit tax and gaming machine duty. A new provisional tax option, called AIM or the Accounting

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The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) website and customer services will be unavailable for four days this week as the organisation rolls out major system upgrades. The myIR site will be down from tomorrow afternoon at 3pm until Tuesday, April 17, at 8am to allow for the changes to be incorporated. IRD contact centres and front of house services will also be closed during this period, but customers will still be able to pay accounts using online banking. ir-File, used by businesses to submit Employer Monthly Schedules, will be unavailable from midnight tonight.

invest in plant and machinery versus 10 per cent in the prior quarter. According to Leung, with labour costs increasing, firms may be looking to mitigate cost pressures by investing in labour-saving technology. Firms are still finding it difficult to hire new staff, with a net 44 per cent saying skilled labour was hard to find, versus 49 per cent in December. – NZME


minimum wage, are likely to have contributed to concerns, particularly among smaller busineses, Leung said. The QSBO showed profitability remained weak in the March quarter with a net 7 per cent reporting lower earnings, unchanged from the December quarter and expectations are for profitability to remain the same in the next quarter. Regarding the headline confi-


more demand in the next quarter versus 17 per cent in the December quarter. “It’s more about sentiment than actual activity,” said Leung. Retailers are still the most pessimistic of the sectors, despite an increase in new orders and domestic sales. Changes in employment laws announced by the new government, including an increase in


New Zealand businesses remained pessimistic about the country’s economic fortunes in the March quarter as negative sentiment following the change in government continued into the new year and profitability remains weak. A seasonally adjusted net 9 per cent of firms surveyed in the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research’s quarterly survey of business opinion expect economic conditions to deteriorate over the coming months compared with a seasonally adjusted 11 per cent in the prior quarter. “Business confidence had fallen sharply in the December 2017 quarter in the wake of the new Labour-led government taking office, and this pessimism has carried over into the first quarter of 2018,” said NZIER principal economist Christina Leung. The headline confidence reading, however, is more pessimistic than firms’ own trading with a net 15 per cent experiencing increased activity in the March quarter versus 10 per cent in the prior quarter. A net 16 per cent are anticipating

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Baked bangers and mash 1kg floury potatoes, peeled and chopped 50g butter 1/4 C milk 1/4 C chives, finely chopped 4 spring onions, finely chopped 1/2 T olive oil 8 pork sausages 2 onions, peeled and sliced 1T balsamic vinegar 1T chutney 1/2 C red wine 1 1/2 C chicken stock 2 1/2 t cornflour, dissolved in 1T water 6 sprigs thyme, leaves removed 1C frozen peas ■ Boil the potatoes until tender, drain and then mash with butter and milk. ■ Stir through chopped chives and finely-chopped spring onions. ■ Heat oven to 180°C. ■ Fry sausages for 3 to 4 minutes until brown. ■ Cut into chunks and put into a 1 1/2-litre ovenproof dish, or into 4 individual baking dishes. ■ Fry onion for 6 to 8 minutes, add balsamic vinegar, redcurrant jelly and red wine and bring to the boil. ■ Add stock and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. ■ Stir in cornflour and add the thyme leaves. ■ Pour gravy over sausages. Scatter over peas and top with the mash. ■ Bake for 30 minutes until golden.

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Sport Ashburton Guardian


Wednesday, April 11, 2018


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Above – Amy McLachlan, Zoe Ritchie and Charlotte Bota Wilson successfully competed in the Awesome Autumn Classic at the Christchurch School of Gymnastics over the weekend. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Personal bests for gymnasts Dynamic Gymnastic Sports Club members tasted plenty of success on Sunday across two different competitions. Club gymnasts took part in the Awesome Autumn Classic at the Christchurch School of Gymnastics, the first competition of the season, and came away with three podium places in the iron category. Amy McLachlan was first on the floor, Zoe Ritchie was second on the beam and vault, while Charlotte Bota Wilson achieved personal best scores in the same category. At the same time as that event was being held, the club also had athletes competing in the first trampoline competition interclub (TCI) competition at ICE Trampoline in Rangiora. The team reached an all-time high, coming home with 18 medals. Red badge men’s trampoline, Mitchell Digby, gold; red badge men’s double mini trampoline (DMT), Mitchell Digby, gold; red badge women’s trampoline, Addison Judd, bronze; red badge women’s DMT, Addison Judd, silver, Samara Schoonderbeek bronze; blue badge, women’s trampoline, Finleigh Glanville, gold, Lily Jessep, silver, Mylee Williams, bronze; blue badge women’s DMT, Lily Jessep, gold, Finleigh Glanville, silver, Mylee Williams, bronze; green badge women’s trampoline, Jamie Glanville, gold, Hannah Digby, bronze; green badge women’s DMT, Hannah Digby, gold, Jamie Glanville, silver; yellow badge men’s trampoline, Jacques Bloomfield, silver; yellow badge men’s DMT, Jacques Bloomfield, gold; yellow badge women’s trampoline, Marlese Schoonderbeek, gold.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have clinched the NBA Central Division title by beating the New York Knicks 123-109. Meantime, the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder both secured their playoff spots, also with wins yesterday. For the Spurs, Patty Mills scored 15 points, Rudy Gay 18 and Manu Ginobli 17 points as San Antonio beat Sacramento 98-85 to secure their 21st straight post-season appearance. LeBron James had 26 points and 11 assists for Cleveland, Kevin Love scored 28 points, and the Cavaliers got their 50th win of the 2017/18 season. Cleveland pulled within a halfgame of Philadelphia for the No.3 spot in the Eastern Conference, bouncing back from their loss to the 76ers on Friday and winning for the sixth time in seven games. They reached 50 wins for the fourth time in four seasons since James returned from Miami and the 11th time in franchise history. J.R. Smith and Jordan Clarkson added 16 points apiece for the Cavaliers, who made 19 3-pointers and won for the ninth successive time at Madison Square Garden. Wearing black sneakers that read “I’m” on the left shoe and “King” on the right, James also had six rebounds and a few of his usual powerful dunks, including one where he broke in with a head of speed and Beasley appeared in position to stop him before seeking safety and running by him out of the way. In another game with playoff implications, Paul George scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook got his 25th triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder clinched a playoff spot with a 115-93 win over the Miami Heat. Westbrook finished with 23 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists for the Thunder, who were down 18 in the opening minutes before outscoring the Heat 39-12 in the fourth. The 27-point margin was the third-worst for any quarter in Heat history, and the worst ever in a game at Miami. Josh Richardson scored 18 points and Hassan Whiteside added 16 for the Heat, whose playoff seed won’t be decided until the season-finales on Wednesday. Westbrook needs 16 rebounds in the Thunder finale on Wednesday to average a triple-double for the second successive season. The Toronto Raptors, who have wrapped up the Eastern Conference No.1 seed, beat Detroit Pistons 108-98. In Minneapolis, Karl-Anthony Towns slammed his way to 24 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who toughed out a 113-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies to move one step closer to a longsought spot in the playoffs. - AP

Commonwealth Games

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Medal eludes Snowden They gave the leaders a fright, but Ashburton sharpshooter John Snowden and his team-mate Brian Carter, have come up short in the bid for a medal at the Commonwealth Games. The pair, who were shooting in the Queen’s Prize Pairs yesterday at the Belmont Full Bore Range on the Gold Coast finished up in fifth position overall after giving themselves a decent sniff at the medals with good displays of shooting yesterday. Heading into the day in eighth position, the pair were clearly a lot more at home over the longer distances of 900 and 1000 metres registering some tidy scores that sat comparatively with other shooters from different countries. Ultimately though, the mountain was too tall for the pair to climb and they had to settle for fifth placing with a score of 581.50v not far off bronze medal winners, Scotland with 582.53v. The pair will have to dust themselves off and get ready to move on today when they begin the Queen’s Prize Singles. Snowden’s form, based on his performance during the pairs, would see him in with a shot at the medals. He was the third highest individual scorer across the two days of shooting in the pairs but only on v bulls scored with the same overall score as the other two shooters. The shooting will consist of competition today and tomorrow before a return for the finals on Saturday.

In brief Hubbard likely to quit New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard seems set to bow out of the sport due to the elbow injury she sustained in this week’s Commonwealth Games women’s 90kg+ competition. The 40-year-old athlete, a hot favourite to win Gold Coast gold, twisted and injured her left elbow in her final snatch attempt. As a result, she took no part in the clean-andjerk phase of the event and the injury was confirmed as a ruptured elbow ligament. - NZME

Scotland overpowered The Black Sticks have racked up their third successive big win, thumping Scotland 5-2 in Commonwealth Games hockey pool play. Two early Kiwi goals were followed by sucker-punches either side of half-time and a late netting as the Sticks proved too strong on the Gold Coast. They’ll now face off against gold-medal favourites Australia for top spot in their pool and an easier path to the final, having earlier outclassed Canada 6-2 and South Africa 6-0. - NZME

Mathas into final

John Snowden (left) and Brian Carter after finishing the pairs yesterday.


Villumsen adds to medal collection Linda Villumsen has claimed her third Commonwealth Games medal in the time trial yesterday, adding silver to her collection after a solid ride on the Gold Coast. While the 33-year-old couldn’t defend her Glasgow gold, she was hardly expected to, with Australia’s Katrin Garfoot utterly dominating the entire field to romp to victory by 54.92 seconds. Instead, Villumsen rode well, complementing her silver medal from Delhi with a comfortable second-place showing in a race which largely went by the form guide for all the favourites. Villumsen saw off England’s Hayley Simmonds by 19.08 seconds, with Simmonds comfortably claiming bronze in a diluted field lacking real contenders for the eventual trio of medallists. Scotland’s Katie Archibald finished in fourth – two minutes down on Garfoot, while New Zealand’s Rushlee Buchanan performed credibly to finish in fifth, 2.31 back from gold, and 1.17 down on the podium. With the race just 25.5 kilometres long, any early time gains proved pivotal, and Garfoot’s gold was on the cards from the opening kilometres. She opened up a 14 second lead through the first 10 kilometres, and then made the most of the course’s difficult climb, taking 32 seconds on Villumsen over the next 10 kilometres. While Villumsen was never likely to hang with the Austral-

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Brad Mathas has run a personal best to make the 800m final at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games while sprinter Joseph Millar has made the 200m semi-finals. Mathas ran one minute 46.32 seconds in coming fourth in the first heat at Carrara Stadium yesterday. It beat his previous best of 1.46.44 set in Canberra in January this year. The first two qualifiers from the three heats went through to the final. - NZME

Squash fans irate TVNZ’s Games coverage is coming in for yet more criticism, with squash fans leading the charge. Squash NZ felt compelled to alert viewers that finals involving Joelle King and Paul Coll would be online saying “We know this isn’t going to be popular with some people. It is a TVNZ decision not Squash NZ.” Spokesperson Rachel Howard said the high number of Kiwi athletes at the Gold Coast games created difficulties, and the online avenue allowed TVNZ to show entire matches, although many wondered on social media why events with no New Zealanders screened at the same time. - NZME

Boxing medals assured

Linda Villumsen powers her way to a Commonwealth Games silver medal. ian’s time on the climb, she powered through on the flatter portions, riding home in second place, and adding another medal to her collection. Villumsen conceded that Garfoot was the better rider, and was content with silver. “You always come to win, that’s obviously the main goal, but when the winner is someone better than you then you have to be happy with what you get – I’m happy with the silver. “The right person won.”

Meanwhile Hamish Bond remains one of the miracles of this New Zealand sporting generation. The champion-rower-turnedelite-cyclist took bronze in the Commonwealth Games time trial on the Gold Coast after completing the 38.1km course in 48m 45.45s. Bond sat atop a lifesaver chair under a shade sail on the Currumbin beachfront for 70 minutes, after taking the early lead. Australian Cam Meyer eventu-

ally took the win from the second bracket of riders, no doubt inspired by the “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie” spray-painted in canary yellow on the climb. Englishman Harry Tanfield was 30.26s back in second, with a further 2.15s to Bond. Bond said it was his best ride in competition. “I’m pleased with how I executed, there’s not much more I could’ve done. “My pacing was really good throughout the race.” - NZME

New Zealand is assured of at least two more Commonwealth Games boxing medals with Alexis Pritchard winning through to the semis and David Nyika’s opponent withdrawing. The taller and longerlimbed Pritchard beat Sri Lanka’s Keshani Hansika in the 57kg division at Oxenford Studios on the Gold Coast yesterday, the judges giving her the decision 5-0. - NZME

Sevens replacements Ruby Tui and Caleb Clarke have returned home after coming down with mumps and appendicitis and been replaced in their respective Commonwealth Games squads on the Gold Coast. Alena Saili, 19, replaces Tui and Risi Pouri-Lane, 17, will also join the women’s squad as as the travelling reserve. Akuila Rokolisoa will replace Clarke in the men’s team. - NZME

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Ashburton Guardian

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In brief


Perrett Rakaia’s champion Rakaia celebrated its sporting heroes at the weekend, with outstanding pistol shooter Kay Perrett taking home the biggest prize of the night as senior sportsperson of the year. Perrett also won the outstanding coach award and was nominated for outstanding referee or umpire of the year. The busy coach and competitor is qualified to judge at international events and sits on the national judges council for her sport. When Perrett started shooting in 2011 she was the only female shooter in the South Island and designed her own target practice system. She moved through the ranks to finish with a national ranking of third in the sport pistol and fourth in the air pistol. In 2017 she competed for New Zealand in the Oceania Games and Commonwealth Shooting Championships, where she finished in fifth and sixth respectively. She coached the Ashburton College air pistol team in 2016 and 2017, guiding them to historic medals in the South Island championship. One of her shooters also won gold at the junior air pistol nationals. The junior sportsperson award went to Tayla Davidson, a karate champion in the kata and kumite disciplines with medals at national and Australian events. The outstanding junior team was the Rakaia Pony Club equestrian team (Jamie Bird, Jayden Bird, Olivia Harkerss, Dan Harkerss and Lauren Jones). The senior sports team award was a tie between the two Rakaia Golf Club teams, the ladies’ open pennant team and the ladies veteran pennant team. Rugby referee Christopher O’Malley won the outstanding referee award, recognising 10 years officiating in Heartland senior competitions in North Otago, West Coast and Mid Canterbury. Sports awards organiser Mandy Hurst said the biennial awards were a great way to recognise the huge talent in Rakaia’s community.

Brisbane captain Darius Boyd will leave the beef between Wayne Bennett and Nathan Brown to the two NRL coaches. Boyd, who played for Bennett at the Knights, said he didn’t know the background to the comments. “I can’t comment on any of that stuff. I don’t read the news,” Boyd said. “They’re big boys. They’ll sort it out.” Boyd said after a disappointing start to the season, including back-to-back defeats to Gold Coast and the Knights, it was understandable that the 68-yearold was under scrutiny. - AAP

Storm era not over Melbourne prop Tim Glasby says it’s premature to make a call that the Storm’s era of dominance in the NRL is over. The defending champions are now 2-3 from five rounds and have dropped out of the NRL top eight for the first time since June 2014, with their completion rate way down. Ahead of Melbourne hosting Newcastle on Friday, Glasby has defended rookie halfback Brodie Croft, saying he’s not the only player dropping the ball. - AAP Kay Perrett was the big winner at the weekend’s Rakaia sports awards. While Perrett won the senior award, the judges also gave high commendations to ploughman Simon Reed and motor racer Matthew Honeywell. Hurst said the night was also about recognising the support given to sport. Outstanding volunteer presentations were made to Jane Cornelius (hockey), Gilliam Dunn (rugby) and Alister Sutherland (Salmon Run event) and to sporting sponsors the Rakaia Foodstore (Audrey and Adrienne Cromie), Jackson Holmes Contracting and the Railway Tavern.

In all, 15 different sports were represented on the night, with 34 nominations across the categories. A special memorial section this year acknowledged 13 people who passed away during 2016 and 2017. For their outstanding services to sport, local legends Noreen Smith (hockey/golf) and John Hough (shearing) were added to the awards’ roll of honour. Hurst said a display set up around the venue paid tribute to sporting greats with connection to the town including Wil-

son Winneray (rugby), Dennis Cameron (rugby), Grant Perry (rugby), Tim Perry (rugby), Seta Koroitamana (rugby), Val Young (athletics), Tony Coster (shearing), Grant Smith (shearing), Mark Copland (dog trialling), Hugh Copland (hockey), Rosemary Bennett (bowls), Craig Green (rugby) and Jesse Houston (rugby). Lauriston School’s national champion Jump Jam team showed off their superior skills during the evening, which was compered by Paralympian Scott Martlew.

Brown sorry for verbal attack on Bennett Nathan Brown wants to move on from his beef with Wayne Bennett after apologising for a spiteful retaliation against his fellow NRL coach. Brown has expressed regret for including his Brisbane counterpart’s family in a sledge after Newcastle’s 15-10 NRL win over the Broncos on Saturday night. Some argued Brown’s com-

Greg Inglis insists left centre should remain his short-term home at South Sydney, despite figures showing the NRL star has endured his quietest start to a season since 2011. On return from last year’s season-destroying round-one knee injury, Inglis has long maintained he one day hopes to return to the No.1 jersey at the Rabbitohs once he returns to full form. But the Queensland State of Origin legend says that moment is yet to come, endorsing flyer Alex Johnston to keep the role in the short future, including Thursday night’s clash with the arch-rival Roosters. - AAP

Boyd dodges feud


By Warren Barnsley

Inglis happy at centre

ments had been misinterpreted and instead referred to Bennett’s “football brain” but the coach appeared to confirm it was personal. “We all become quite resilient. We cop our fair share over our journey but we dust off the next day and get on with it,” Brown said. “But the people who get affected the most I suppose are our families or people who are close to us.

“At the end of the day, I’ve spoken to Benny Ikin, I’ve spoken to Wayne. I’ve explained to both that my beef is with Wayne and not their loved ones. “If I’ve offended anyone, I apologise.” Brown, responding to Bennett’s claim he had “unbuilt” the Knights, targeted his rival for thinking “with his big head rather than his little head” during his time as coach of the club.

It was widely interpreted as a reference to the breakdown of Bennett’s 42-year marriage to former wife Trish and his relationship with partner Dale Cage, who he met while she was a staffer at the Knights. Brown has indicated his intention to shut down the matter ahead of their clash with the Storm on Friday. “We move on and prepare for Melbourne now,” he said. - AAP

Simplicity the key Blake Ferguson likes to keep it simple. And it’s his attention to the basics and keeping a clear head that has seen him start the NRL season as the game’s most damaging ball runner. Through the first five rounds, no one has made more metres than the Sydney Roosters winger. He has run for 939m in 2018 – an average of 187m a game. That’s 137m more than his nearest rival, St George Illawarra’s Nene MacDonald and well ahead of the leading forward, Canterbury’s David Klemmer (786m). - AAP

Gutherson returns Clint Gutherson is a chance to return for a desperate Parramatta in their clash with Canberra. Saturday’s game would be Gutherson’s first appearance since tearing his ACL in round 20 last year. Coach Brad Arthur says he intends to name Gutherson and hopes he will pass a medical later in the week. “He’s a real good chance. Obviously we’re naming the team tomorrow but we’re thinking we’ll be naming him at fullback,” Arthur said yesterday. “He’s one of our best athletes and most professional at the club. So we didn’t want to take any chances and we wanted to make sure it was more about Clint as a person and long-term (player) for our club.” After going down to Penrith on Saturday, the Eels are winless after five rounds and desperate. - AAP


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Travis Stakes next stop

Easter goal for smart 4YO Progressive mare Sacred Rhythm is on target for a Group Two feature. The lightly-tried daughter of the late Pentire has bounced through her latest winning run in top shape ahead of her next appearance at Pukekohe Park. “We’re aiming her at the Easter Handicap on Saturday week and we’ll play it by ear after that,” said Kieran Murdoch, who trains in partnership with her mother. “She’s unbelievably well and she’s a lovely mare to have around the stable, she just gets on with her job.” Sacred Rhythm has won five of her 10 starts, three of them from her current quarters. “She originally came to us for pre-training after her three-year-old season,” Murdoch said. “Her feet are relatively flat and she was finding the sand track (at Cambridge) too abrasive on her soles, the beach here is better for her longevity and we can’t fault her.” Another talent suited to the environment is the exciting Mihaul, who will make his second appearance from the stable in Saturday’s Rating 75 sprint at Te Rapa. He was unbeaten in two runs for Allan Sharrock and subsequent leg issues resulted in the Taranaki trainer advising his owners to send the Iffraaj gelding north. After nearly two years off the track, Mihaul made an impressive return to racing at Matamata last month to remain undefeated. - NZME


In-form mare Thee Auld Floozie will make her next appearance at Te Rapa. “She’ll probably run in the Travis Stakes, that should suit her nicely,” trainer Stephen Marsh said. Winner of the Westbury Classic three runs back, she finished runner-up for the second consecutive year in the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes in her latest outing. - NZME

No-risk approach Connections of the Group performer Promise To Reign are happy to err on the side of caution. The wellrelated mare, who has four black type placings to her credit, has been put aside for the season following a minor set-back. “We didn’t want to risk her, she’s a valuable mare so we’re being very careful with her,” co-trainer Kieran Murdoch said. “We’ll check her through the winter and we would be disappointed if she didn’t come back.” - NZME

Sargent eyes Oaks Expatriate New Zealand trainer John Sargent fancies his chances of further classic success at Randwick. He won the 2012 Gr.1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) with Quintessential, the VRC Oaks (2400m) with Kirramosa a year later and in 2015 he produced Gust Of Wind to win the Gr.1 Australian Oaks (2400m), a race he has Luvaluva in prime order for on Saturday. - NZME

Sacred Rhythm is in great form ahead of the Easter Handicap.

Waipa gallops Today at Te Awamutu Raceway

Waipa RC Venue: Te Awamutu Meeting Date: 11 Apr 2018 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 12.34pm GARRARD’S HORSE & HOUND MAIDEN $10,000, MAIDEN, 1150m 1 0x Pinsman (6) 58.5................S Weatherley (a) 2 22 Stand Tall (3) 58 ........................ D Hirini (a1) 3 60603 Amazing Banker (10) 58 ..... T Yanagida (a4) 4 366. Boogie Woogie h (5) 58 ........H Marzuki (a3) 5 Didi Bay (7) 58 ...................G Saejorhor (a4) 6 9650x Royal Touch (4) 56.5 .................. Z Moki (a2) 7 7856x Switch Pitcher (2) 56.5 .............J Nason (a2) 8 Gimmee Ekstra (8) 56.5 ............T Wenn (a3) 9 8x Madam Ace (9) 56.5 ..................R Elliot (a1) 10 Hiraeth (1) 56 ............................. J Grob (a2) 2 1.09 APPRENTICE RIDERS DAY MAIDEN $10,000, MAIDEN, 1150m 1 Cheeky Bee (6) 58 .....................R Elliot (a1) 2 Very Amazing h (9) 58 ........ T Yanagida (a4) 3 Guillocharm (7) 58 ..................... Z Moki (a2) 4 94300 Choulee h (5) 56.5 .............S Weatherley (a) 5 42047 Secret Dreams (1) 56.5.......... K Cowan (a3) 6 6x034 Devine Love (2) 56 -


6 2 Fine Bouquet (4) 57 7 x286x Fastellie (8) 56 .........................J Nason (a2) 7 73x Fine And Dandee (7) 57.....S Weatherley (a) 8 Marzemino (4) 56 ......................T Wenn (a3) 8 Pop Diva h (8) 57 .....................J Nason (a2) 9 Snowbelle (3) 56 ........................ J Grob (a2) 9 Tick Tockin (6) 57 ..................... D Danis (a3) 10 Marji’s Gold (10) 56 ................... T Miles (a4) 3 1.44pm VILAGRAD MAIDEN 3YO $10,000, MAIDEN 5 2.54 TE ATA REST HOME MAIDEN $10,000, 1580m 3YO, 1400m 1 x0000 Wilson (5) 58.5 ........................E McCall (a4) 1 80 Mr Linski h (9) 57.5 .................... Z Moki (a2) 2 Barry’s Boyo (9) 58 .................... Z Moki (a2) 2 0x0. Off The Grid (6) 57.5 ..S Weatherley (a) 3 Medaglia Veloce (4) 58 ..............R Elliot (a1) 3 0 Sean’s Secret (8) 57.5 ............. D Danis (a3) 4 7725x Verdant (7) 56.5 .................S Weatherley (a) 4 52668 Starrybeel (4) 57.5 ................H Marzuki (a3) 5 257x4 Raqisa h (8) 56.5 ................... K Cowan (a3) 5 Sylwek h (1) 57.5 .....................J Nason (a2) 6 09030 Stolen Night (11) 56.5 ..............J Nason (a2) 6 2 Fine Bouquet (5) 55.5 ..........T Newman (a3) 7 0x78 Caramia (3) 56.5 ...................H Marzuki (a3) 7 46x35 Birdie Blitz (7) 55.5..................... J Grob (a2) 8 09970 Heavenly Gold (6) 56.5 ............. T Miles (a4) 9 73 Lady Zeraph (2) 56 ..............T Newman (a3) 8 x6494 Expedition (3) 55.5 .............. T Yanagida (a4) 9 450x McCartney (2) 55.5 ....................R Elliot (a1) 10 5x836 Sacred Delight b (1) 56 .............. J Grob (a2) 96 Burlone h (10) 56 ..................... D Danis (a3) 10 Tick Tockin 55.5............................ Scratched 11 4 2.19pm NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE 6 3.29pm CHIPPERFIELD ALL ROUND EQUINE EDUF&M MAIDEN $12,000, MDN F&M, 1400m CATION $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1580m 1 2347x La Achiever (3) 57.5 ...................R Elliot (a1) 1 40334 Link Road t (5) 59 ..............S Weatherley (a) 2 3x80x Baboonski h (2) 57.5 .................. Z Moki (a2) 2 00580 Naughty Knuckles tmh (2) 59A Schwerin (a2) 3 6307x Reilly Central h (1) 57.5 ........H Marzuki (a3) 3 03717 Good Intentions h (6) 58.5 .......J Nason (a2) 4 87x00 Remember Rosie (9) 57.5....T Newman (a3) 4 9936x Notabadrooster m (1) 58 .......... D Danis (a3) 5 2422 Surveillance (5) 57 ..................... J Grob (a2) 5 71989 Nopele td (11) 57.5 .................... J Grob (a2)

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43136 Hot Saki (7) 57 ........................E McCall (a4) 32553 Thailand b (9) 57 .........................T Abel (a3) 8010. Express Call (4) 56.5 .................R Elliot (a1) 4405x Unveiling (3) 56 ...................... K Cowan (a3) 51009 Imeldas Girl (12) 55.5 0000x Hoyt Axton tdh (8) 55 ...........T Newman (a3) 459Px Noah Jon mh (10) 55 .........G Saejorhor (a4) 7 4.04 NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES $12,000, Rating 65 Benchmark Fillies and Mares*, 1150m 1 64146 Island Bay (2) 60 ........................R Elliot (a1) 2 759x0 Salted Caramel tm (8) 59 ........... Z Moki (a2) 3 x1545 Ipanema Girl td (3) 58.5 ......... K Cowan (a3) 4 2381 Sacredvista (7) 58.5 ................... J Grob (a2) 5 22313 Walkin’ By (11) 58.5 .................J Nason (a2) 6 7516x Black Pearl tm (5) 58.5..........H Marzuki (a3) 7 106x6 Ujjayyi (1) 58 ......................S Weatherley (a) 8 15x08 Anacapri 58 .................................. Scratched 9 221x8 Imblaze m (10) 58 ................T Newman (a3) 10 39445 Tattybogler (12) 58 .............. T Yanagida (a4) 11 x360x Showtenaire mh (4) 57.5.....A Schwerin (a2) 12 24489 Almarie h (6) 57.5 .................... D Danis (a3) 13 51790 Kittykittybangbang (9) 57 .......... T Miles (a4) 8 4.39pm MARK WEAL L J HOOKER $11,000, Rating

70 Benchmark, 2000m 1 59461 Joe Cargo td (3) 60.5 ............... D Danis (a3) 2 2320x Roger That tdm (1) 59.5 ...........J Nason (a2) 3 22041 Princess Davone (2) 59........T Newman (a3) 4 08113 Cutting Up Rough t (4) 58.5 ...... D Hirini (a1) 5 23425 Infinite Joy (8) 56.5.............S Weatherley (a) 6 89217 Smiling Assassin (6) 55.5 ..........R Elliot (a1) 7 0x584 Delegate m (5) 54.5 ............... K Cowan (a3) 8 51009 Imeldas Girl (7) 54 ..............A Schwerin (a2) Blinkers on: Madam Ace (R1), Mr Linski (R3), Lady Zeraph (R5) Blinkers off: Sean’s Secret (R3), Naughty Knuckles, Notabadrooster, Noah Jon (R6), Tattybogler (R7) Winkers on: Pinsman (R1), Sean’s Secret (R3)

SELECTIONS Race 1: Stand Tall, Boogie Woogie, Amazing Banker, Didi Bay Race 2: Marzemino, Devine Love, Secret Dreams, Cheeky Bee Race 3: Fine Bouquet, Birdie Blitz, Expedition, McCartney Race 4: Surveillance, Fine Bouquet, Reilly Central, La Achiever Race 5: Raqisa, Sacred Delight, Verdant, Heavenly Gold Race 6: Link Road, Hot Saki, Naughty Knuckles, Good Intentions Race 7: Ipanema Girl, Walkin’ By, Black Pearl, Ujjayyi Race 8: Joe Cargo, Princess Davone, Infinite Joy, Roger That

Wanganui dogs Today at Hatrick Raceway

Wanganui Greyhound Racing Hatrick Raceway Date: 11 Apr 8 85343 Cawbourne Zayne nwtd J & ................D Bell 2018 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 9 67778 Flying Mason nwtd ................... K Gommans and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11; 12 and 13; 14 and 15 Trebles: 1, 4 1.00pm ADEPT ACCOUNTANTS FINAL C0f, 305m 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12; 13, 14 and 15 1 72521 Bigtime Panther 18.03........................L Cole 1 12.08pm ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 2 67763 Bigtime Dean nwtd .......................K Williams 1 34354 Star Secret nwtd ..........................K Williams 3 44382 Cawbourne Rob nwtd .............. K Gommans 2 47 Bigtime Lucy nwtd ..............................L Cole 4 55553 Bigtime Maci nwtd ..............................L Cole 3 62355 Killer Frost nwtd ...............................P Taylor 5 65x11 Manly Monkey 17.80 J & .....................D Bell 4 2442x Dyna Bentley nwtd .......................M Roberts 6 54242 Bigtime Charlie nwtd ..................... M Gowan 5 48687 Knock Knock Mary nwtd G R &....... S Voyce 7 881 Bigtime Winter 17.82 ..........................L Cole 6 43437 Whippy Bale nwtd ...........................C Morris 8 22 Bigtime Winnie nwtd.....................K Williams 7 73226 Indignant nwtd.............................A Turnwald 9 85343 Cawbourne Zayne nwtd J & ................D Bell 8 22F57 Ahuroa Flyer nwtd ..........................R Murray 10 34354 Star Secret nwtd ..........................K Williams 9 36447 Snippy Pippi nwtd........................A Turnwald 5 1.18pm J P PRINT PETONE C1 HT1 C1q, 520m 10 57x75 Mini Mansion nwtd ............................M Flipp 1 54283 Bigtime Rosie nwtd G & ......... S Fredrickson 2 12.25pm WANGANUI CHRONICLE C0 C0, 305m 2 55683 Toki Girl 30.68 .............................. D Denbee 1 35253 Homebush Demi nwtd ...............J McInerney 3 33623 Jelani nwtd ........................................D Edlin 2 Smiley O’Riley nwtd .................... K Hanover 4 61652 Don’t Knocka Gee 30.08 ....................L Cole 3 57 I’m a Vikker nwtd ...............................M Flipp 5 63471 All Black Star nwtd ...................E Duganzich 4 76x Rocky Top nwtd ................................P Taylor 6 55178 Go Slick nwtd ..................................... N Udy 5 768x4 Magic Maria nwtd ..........................G Atwood 7 77567 Bigtime Jack nwtd ........................M Goodier 6 826 Dream On Dreamer nwtd ................M Olden 8 24421 Cockney Rip Off 31.14 ....................M Olden 7 4 Empty Pocket nwtd............................. N Udy 9 68558 Billie Tee nwtd S & ....................C Blackburn 8 75422 Alamein Stretch nwtd K & .................Phillips 10 28787 Blue Precision nwtd ........................C Morris 9 77546 Hurricane Al nwtd............................C Morris 6 1.35 BOOK YOUR FUNCTION@HATRICK HT2 C1q, 520m 10 7 Flygon nwtd.................................A Turnwald 1 74166 Bigtime Sassy nwtd......................K Williams 3 12.43pm LIQUORLAND WANGANUI C0 C0, 520m 2 35x83 Bigtime Sam 30.52 G & ......... S Fredrickson 1 68663 Spot On Hearty nwtd ...............E Duganzich 3 27482 Bigtime Mike 30.43 ............................L Cole 2 48635 Bigtime Nibbles nwtd.......................B Marsh 4 31486 Sly Cath nwtd ..................................... N Udy 3 83566 Shark And Tayty nwtd ................B Goldsack 5 47535 Celestial Action 30.66 .............. K Gommans 4 48763 Go Show nwtd.................................... N Udy 6 35748 Gentleman Tim 30.99..................A Turnwald 5 678 Bigtime Bridget nwtd .......................... N Udy 7 77412 Cawbourne Zulu nwtd ..................M Roberts 6 46x33 He’s A Sharkie nwtd ................. K Gommans 8 21431 Jinja Flash 30.65 ...............................D Edlin 7 87736 Trendy Val nwtd G &............... S Fredrickson 9 68558 Billie Tee nwtd S & ....................C Blackburn

10 37488 Bigtime On Track nwtd ........................F Kite

7 1.53pm MAX REFRIGERATION C1 HT3 C1q, 520m 1 43671 Bigtime Ronnie 30.65.........................L Cole 2 64236 Idol Jazz 30.75 ................................... N Udy 3 28756 Yella Ella nwtd .............................A Turnwald 4 48723 Cawbourne Muzza 30.42 J & ..............D Bell 5 87545 Bigtime Redo 30.60 G & ........ S Fredrickson 6 65586 Bark My Words nwtd ..................... M Gowan 7 13665 Cawbourne Kai 30.72 ..................M Roberts 8 77554 Charlie Bo Bo 30.34 ....................B Hodgson 9 68558 Billie Tee nwtd S & ....................C Blackburn 10 37488 Bigtime On Track nwtd ........................F Kite 8 2.10pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C1 HT4 C1q, 520m 1 1647 Bigtime Alldone 30.70 ........................L Cole 2 25344 Mischief Viking nwtd........................... N Udy 3 57554 Milly Rivers 31.26 ........................B Hodgson 4 67867 Fancy Fifita 30.75............................C Morris 5 44458 Magic Latte 30.31 G & ........... S Fredrickson 6 77836 Cawbourne Bettsy 30.99 J & ..............D Bell 7 57543 Gray Bale nwtd.............................M Roberts 8 47372 Lucky James nwtd.............................M Flipp 9 68558 Billie Tee nwtd S & ....................C Blackburn 10 78768 Wong Full Arrest 30.75 ...................C Morris 9 2.29pm FIRST SECURITY C1 HT5 C1q, 520m 1 44266 Take Action 30.84.........................M Goodier 2 71467 Bigtime Jacob nwtd ............................L Cole 3 22523 Thrilling Rory nwtd ......................A Turnwald 4 76823 Cawbourne Ridge 30.42 J & ...............D Bell 5 64764 Secret Agenda 30.81 ..................B Hodgson 6 22316 Barge Bale 31.21 .........................M Roberts 7 35668 Zara Zara nwtd..................................M Flipp 8 57423 Banshee Reel 30.84 ........................R Waite 9 68558 Billie Tee nwtd S & ....................C Blackburn 10 37488 Bigtime On Track nwtd ........................F Kite

10 2.46pm AON CPF C1 C1, 305m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

46115 Bigtime Autumn 18.02 ........................L Cole 62615 Judge Me Jackie 17.91 .................. L Pearce 65538 Lissadell Babe 17.99..................... D Donlon 64235 Cawbourne Frost 17.59...................C Morris 42153 Breed Apart 17.91...........................M Olden 75343 Graemes Pick 18.34........................ C Brider 3F563 Dermott Brown nwtd ..........................W Kite 17746 Ivanhov 17.75 K & .............................Phillips 14786 Eight Oh Three 17.99 ........................M Flipp 45758 African Violet 18.45 ...................J McInerney 11 3.03 PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C1, 305m 1 64745 Hotdog Shannon 17.98 ...................C Morris 2 551 Spot Woodstock 18.17 K & ...............Phillips 3 12683 Bigtime Twinkle nwtd ..........................L Cole 4 24443 Plan Stan 18.04 ............................. L Pearce 5 43478 Hardaway Chief 17.93...............J McInerney 6 55456 Barn Door Billy 17.88 ............... K Gommans 7 23473 Cool Wolf 18.09............................. D Donlon 8 33568 Opawa Denise nwtd ........................... N Udy 9 846F7 Bigtime Pickit nwtd ........................ M Gowan 10 77586 Uno Brent 17.67 ...........................K Williams 12 3.19pm WANGANUI TOYOTA C1 C1, 305m 1 x2441 Smash Charger 18.11 ................... M Gowan 2 42144 Hungry Machine 18.00 ....................L Doody 3 76233 Culvie Den 17.80 ................................ L Bell 4 56414 Homebush Belle 18.29..............J McInerney 5 25452 Retail Mayhem 18.14 ..................... L Pearce 6 26334 Rocky’s To Much 18.15 ................K Williams 7 65861 Piko Piko Dawn 18.03 ..................... C Brider 8 48822 Pat Bella nwtd ...................................M Flipp 9 78767 Jandel Man 17.81 .................... K Gommans 10 66677 Alamein Tiger 18.05 K & ...................Phillips 13 3.37pm LASER PLUMBING C1 C1, 305m

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

44257 Rising Hawke nwtd..........................C Morris 88535 Just Like Ma 17.89 J & ........................D Bell 84747 Stole Me Keys 18.15 ................ S Gommans 81772 Go Ash nwtd .....................................M Flipp 43522 Azandei 18.21 ...................................D Edlin 55462 Bigtime Boy 17.79 ........................M Goodier 54826 Hot Machine nwtd ........................K Williams 55224 Nippa-A-Spot nwtd ....................J McInerney 56658 Casual Sipper 17.80 ..................B Goldsack 57658 Wetchester 17.77 ................................ L Bell 14 3.56 BOOK YOUR FUNCTION@HATRICK C1, 305m 1 47627 Bigtime Kaea 18.01 J & ......................D Bell 2 83222 Roketto 17.83....................................D Edlin 3 72781 Lori Elle 18.18 ...................................M Flipp 4 82364 Shadow Girl 17.75 ..........................C Morris 5 73614 Pepper’s Choice 17.97 .................K Williams 6 25742 Agent Anna 17.94 ............................S Stone 7 18465 Opawa Bucks 17.87 .........................R Waite 8 83867 Carrick 17.97 I C &.........................J Lenden 9 27485 Bublin Max 18.28 ......................J McInerney 10 17775 Alamein Panda 17.90 K & .................Phillips 15 4.17pm HATRICK DASH C1 C1, 305m 1 68232 Manhattan Style nwtd ...............J McInerney 2 48848 Ciara 17.87 I C & ...........................J Lenden 3 86646 Cawbourne Merl 17.64 J & .................D Bell 4 86647 Bonus Lotto nwtd ............................L Doody 5 84x57 Cawbourne Spree 17.66 H & ............ Woods 6 44825 Don’t Muzzle Me 17.80 ..............B Goldsack 7 13322 Spirit Of Nathan 17.92 ....................C Morris 8 87615 Zoe Jean 17.87 .................................M Flipp 9 78677 Two Hungwid 17.93.................. K Gommans 10 44588 Minder 17.83 .............................J McInerney 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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Ashburton Guardian

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In brief


Landers return to the fray By Steve HepBurn The Highlanders will get back to work this week, knowing what is in front of them and their destiny is still in their hands. The side had its second bye in the competition in seven weeks – do not bother asking why, it just did – and now gets ready to take on the Brumbies at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday night. A few years ago teams would get four points for a bye. If that was still the case, the Highlanders would be still be behind the three New Zealand teams above them – the Hurricanes, Crusaders and Chiefs. What is becoming clear in this competition is the games between the four New Zealand teams still in the reckoning are going to be very important. So far the Highlanders have bagged a win and two losses against the other three teams. They next meet a New Zealand team when they face the Blues on April 20 at Eden Park. The Blues – who could still get in the playoffs but, then again, there could be peace in the Middle East – have been all over the place but must be due for a good performance. The Crusaders lead the New Zealand conference after a 40-14 win over the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Sunday. It was not a classic Crusaders performance but they scored the points when they were of-

RESULTS ■ Croquet Croquet April 7 and 8 South Island Teams event (Golf) played at Allenton (Ashburton) Winners Nelson C Horn, A Henry, P Spencer, S Green. Runners up Canterbury J Hart, M Rogers, T Slack, T Waters. Otago, Southland, and South Canterbury also participated.

■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club April 7 Radius Care Player of the Day: Chris Ralston 75-11=64 nett and 45 Stableford points. Other winning scores were: Phil Kerr, Grant Smith and Greig Sparrow 40pts; Hamish Niles, Jeff Williamson, Sam Clarke, Stewart Dunlop and John McArthur 39pts; Gavin Johnstone and Tony Bennett 38pts on c/b. Twos: Tufuga Sa, Barry Jury, Chris Ralston,

Tyler Ardron is enjoying his time with the Chiefs as he prepares for his biggest challenge to date against the high flying Hurricanes in Wellington this week. The Canadian has clocked up 27 caps for the national side since making his debut in 2012, but admits it still hasn’t sunk in that he’s the first from his country to play Super Rugby for a New Zealand team. “It’s probably more exciting when I go back to Canada and think about what I’ve done here,” he said. “Right now in the environment I just want to give what I can here, as we have such a tight group of guys.” - NZME

No culture issues

The Highlanders are coming off the bye to take on the Brumbies on Saturday night. fered and outlasted the Jaguares, who do not have the discipline or concentration to go far in this competition. Otago prop Donald Brighouse made his Super Rugby debut, getting 15 minutes at the end of the game off the bench for the Crusaders. The Crusaders will get their first bye this week, while the two New Zealand teams below them

clash at Westpac Stadium. The Hurricanes got out of jail on Friday night in Napier with a last-gasp win over a skilful Sharks outfit. The Chiefs edged the Blues 21-19 in Hamilton on Saturday night. The Brumbies will arrive in Dunedin fresh off a come-frombehind win over the Reds in Canberra.

The Reds went out to a 15-0 lead but the Brumbies hauled them in and eventually won the match, 45-21. The Brumbies last played at Forsyth Barr Stadium five years ago, when they won. In other games over the weekend, the Waratahs beat the Sunwolves 50-29 and the Lions went top of the table with a 52-31 victory over the Stormers. - ODT

Folau admits to social media flaws Israel Folau has admitted he could have conveyed his religious views on gay people in a more positive way, according to Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle. But the Wallabies superstar has not yet given a commitment to change his social media use to

A Canadian Chief

fall into line with RA policy. Folau met with Castle and NSW Waratahs boss Andrew Hore yesterday to discuss the fallout from Folau’s controversial Instagram post about gay people. Castle described the talks as very open, calm and honest but just the start of a process, with no

outcome decided and the parties to meet again. Castle said Folau won’t be asked to compromise his beliefs. “We’re proud of the fact that he’s a strong believer and he’s prepared to stand up for what he believes in,” Castle said. “We want athletes in our code

who are prepared to do that and that’s really important. But at the same time, RA’s got a policy and position of inclusion and using social media with respect. Both of us recognise that what we want is a situation where we use our social media platforms in a respectful and positive way.” - AAP

Phil Kerr and John Power. Nearest The Pins: South Island Seeds: Kate White; Rothbury Insurance Chris Ralston; Allenton Meat Centre: Brian Wilson; Braided Rivers: Brian Fauth; Charming Thai Longest Putt: Gavin Johnstone Birdie Jackpot: #16, Nett Eagles: #15 Nine Hole Results The top score in the Stableford round was Kate White 24pts. Other winning scores were: Chris Anderson, Bruce Leighton and Peter Wright all 20pts; Peter Woods 19pts.

ing, Murray Young & Steve Stratford 208, Dave Rush & Bruce Day 210, Brent Smith & Wayne Smith 210. Two’s; Jeff Naish (2), Jeff Shanks, Gordy Kenton, Regan Stills (2), Eugene Davis, Kieron Gray, Wayne Mellish, Maxine Whiting, John Smitheram, Steve King, Dave Gill, Di Lowe, Elizabeth Collins, Jenny Harrex, Dave King, Shane Webster, Kirsty McAuliffe, Nigel Heney, Brent Holmes. Nearest the pins: Saturday; # 2 Di Lowe, #6 Steve King, #12 Jeremy Small, #16 Nathan Mills. Sunday; #2 Stu Wilson, #6 Steve King, #12 Dave King, #16 Regan Stills. Second shots #9 Men Saturday A J Kerr, Sunday Adrian Hopwood. Women Saturday Christine Ross, Sunday Rachel Schmack. #11 Men; Saturday Gordy Kenton, Sunday Regan Stills. Women; Saturday Jo Johnson, Sunday Christine Kinita.

4th N Martin 1247.583, 5th T Drummond 1246.808, 6th D Lensley 1141.213, 7th N Alexander 1017.545 Our second race was the Oaks Derby 1st L Davidson 1252.027 mpm, 2nd M Davidson 1251.443, 3rd T Drummond 1246.808, 4th N Martin 1204.745, 5th B&G Kirwas 1155.892, 6th D Lensley 1141.213, 7th N Alexander 1017.545

Tinwald Golf Club April 7 and 8 3500 Tournament Mixed and women’s section; Bev Chinn & Wendy Bruce 212, Trish Clarke & Colleen Linney 214 c/b Maree Moore & Sonja Mee 214, Marilyn Bennett & Trish Cates 216, Lindsay Jackson & Barb MacGregor 218 c/b Sue Gutsell & Val Prendergast 218. Men; Robin Simms & Andrew Barrie 200, Paul Boon & Mark Williams 203, Simon Ross & Greg Hubbard 206, Mark Banks & Richard Hewson c/b Des Green & Clarry Whiting, John Smitheram & Kerry Whiting, Kerry Venmore & Steve McCloy 207, Mike Sandrey & Andrew Hill c/b Tony Sheppard & Gary Lee, Ryan Ford & Cawte Whit-

■ Pigeon racing Ashburton Pigeon Club This week we had 2 races from Cape Campbell The first race was a flock race 1st L Davidson 1252.027 mpm, 2nd B&G Kirwas 1251.958, 3rd M Davidson 1251.443,

■ Shooting Mt Somers Rifle Club Ian Huggins 80, Nic Ewart 76, Marcus Ewart 89.1, Will Sewell 77, Brendon Ridgen 90, Hannah Blair 66, Katie Blair 88.2, Ben Shannon 95.2, Kelsey Jacobson 65, Charlie Rich 78, Josh Jones 85.1, Jeremy Jones 66, Lachlan Rooney 86, 84, Archie Rooney 85, 88, Jess Heaven 78, 88.1, Marcus Juffer 77, Eddie Millichamp 84, 89.1,Stephen Millichamp 93.3, 91.3, Dave Millichamp 90.1, Kevin Fews 90.2, Andy Oram 95.3, Julian Evans 72, Wayne Tubb 94.3, Mark Smith 89. Mayfield Rifle Club Robert Spencer 88, Sara Gould 64, Daniel Gould 79, Ben Nordqvist 93.1, Fernando Torres 93.2, Hamish Dalzell 96.2, Carl Nordqvist 97.5, 96.2, John Fleming 96.4, Martin Fleming 97.6, Andrew Donaldson 96.3.

Port Adelaide veteran Brad Ebert denies there’s an issue with the player culture at the AFL club despite Sam Powell-Pepper being investigated for a boozy late-night incident. The AFL club are investigating an incident involving PowellPepper at an Adelaide nightclub following the club’s win over Brisbane on Saturday night, with the 20-year-old breaking team rules by staying out past the 2am curfew and drinking excessively. He’s the sixth Power player in the past two years to have been in trouble off the field. - AAP

Cats play it safe Geelong aren’t putting a definitive timeline on Gary Ablett’s AFL return after scans confirmed he has suffered a hamstring strain. The 34-year-old sustained the injury late in the Cats’ bruising loss to West Coast and, given his age, the club will take a cautious approach with his recovery. “Obviously it is disappointing to miss playing the next few games with the team, but it is a long season and we are all positive that this will be a minor setback,” Ablett said via a statement. - AAP

DRAWS ■ Bowls Sub Centre Triples April 15 St Allenton Club - 9am start (report 8.30) The following Skips have a team entered M. Anderson, R. McGarry, R. Bennett, T. Inwood, D. Guberlet, B. Holdom, C. Leech, G. Taylor, S. Keith, M. Smallridge, G. Bishop, B. White, B. Mayson and M. Grice

■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club April 14 A stroke round off the Blue Tees will be played as the second qualifying round for the Club Championships and round 3 of the RMF Cup. Starting times: Morning 8am; Afternoon report to the Pro Shop at 11.30am for a 12.00pm start – winter time. Nine Hole golfers report at 12.300pm for a 1.00 start. April 15 The semi-final of the White Trophy will be played in conjunction with a mixed game for other players. Report at 11.30am for a 12noon start.

Tinwald Golf Club April 17 Women’s Division Medal 4th Norma Bradford putting Clubhouse draw. Report 9.00 for 9.30 start. All cards to the office please. Starters D. Bell S. Young, Cards C. Linney K. McAuliffe, Kitchen V. Cartney, Draw Steward J. Bruhns



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sky suddenly in box seat B

e careful what you wish for. TVNZ had a golden chance to strike a blow for free-to-air sports coverage at the Commonwealth Games. Five days in, they’ve just about knocked themselves into oblivion. There are people who are seriously p!@@#$ off with TVNZ. Free coverage was never going to rule again, but done well it can have a significant place in the new order, satisfying a bulk audience and even keeping a sport like rugby in better contact with the masses. But people at under-fire subscriber sports giant Sky TV will be leaping with optimism over TVNZ’s Gold Coast coverage and public response. Their share price might even be leaping. I was a big critic of Sky TV’s packages, which were inflexible and became comparatively expensive in the rapidly changing media landscape. But Sky’s one-stop-shop is actually very impressive if they can sort out their billing policies, which they have started to do. From the moment TVNZ

started hitting viewers with massive slabs of adverts during the Gold Coast events, it was time to think again. TVNZ is now being hit with criticism over the decision to stream Kiwi gold medal attempts over the internet when lesser contests, some not even involving New Zealanders, are on their traditional channels. For example: A colleague who was desperate to watch Joelle King go for gold in squash was apoplectic. With the match being streamed, and not wanting to watch it on a little phone screen, he initially went to bed with the radio commentary on. (TVNZ decided to show only the final stages of the clash between King and England’s Sarah-Jane Perry on air). His response is typical about the coverage, it seems. Maybe all the techno boffins at TVNZ are out of step with middle New Zealand on that one. There are a lot of people who still see their computer as an advanced encyclopaedia and a stream as something with water in it. Not everyone is a natural when it comes to linking the in-

Joelle King’s gold medal squash game was streamed while TVNZ screened a boxing match between African countries.

ternet with their big TV monitor. I have some sympathy with TVNZ on this one, because streaming is the way of the future.

But in New Zealand for now, technology and knowledge haven’t quite hit the point where streaming can be regarded as mainstream. Sports broadcasters face huge challenges, one of them being that many of the so-called millennials regard it as normal to get virtually everything for free off the internet. Sky have tried to address the cost issue with a fairly decent price reduction if you are prepared to cut the basic package in half. And subscribers who do stay on the old package now get the excellent Soho channel for “free”. In other words, Sky have responded and will also soon have a new boss for a new era. Ironically, it is suddenly TVNZ which looks out of date, flooding the coverage with advertisements for an audience used to watching a wide range of major sport largely un-interrupted. Sky, sensibly, prefer to bombard viewers with advertisements at other times. A lot of those advertisements on Sky are about Sky. The best advertisement for Sky sports coverage right now is TVNZ. - NZME

Daily Events WEDNESDAY 6am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Sweaty Bettys circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road. 8am ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Pigeon Bay, all welcome, phone Jenny 308-6862. Meet Ashburton Court house, Baring Square West. 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Steady As You Go Exercise group. Meet at 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. ALLENTON - Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a

THURSDAY 9.30am and 10.45am (2 sessions). ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz for 0-5 year olds and caregivers. Mixed ages, gold coin donation. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am - 11am BALMORAL HALL LINE DANCERS. Join our friendly group for fun exercise during term time. Balmoral Hall, Cameron Street. 9.30am - 11am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. All ages and abilities welcome, racquets available. E A Network Centre Stadium, 20 River Terrace.


In brief


By Chris rattue

Ashburton Guardian

Cummins injured again Australian Test star Pat Cummins has suffered another setback in his promising but injury-plagued cricket career, forcing him out of the IPL and placing him in doubt for Australia’s tour to England. “Pat experienced some back soreness during the fourth Test in South Africa,” said Australian team physiotherapist David Beakley. “Scans have confirmed that he has bone oedema in his vertebrae.” Cummins was one of the few positives in the ill-fated tour to South Africa where he was named Australia’s man of the series. - AAP

Freddie chimes in Former England captain Andrew Flintoff claims suggestions Australia’s ball-tampering scandal was limited to banned trio Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft are ‘nonsense’. Flintoff is convinced other players in the team would have known about plans to tamper with the ball and said he had great sympathy for the banned trio. - AAP

Christian, Short to tour D’Arcy Short and Dan Christian will commemorate 150 years since their fellow Aboriginal cricketers became the first sporting team from Australia to tour overseas. The limited-overs stars will join 11 others, plus a women’s team led by emerging Australian all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner, on a tour of the UK in June which partially mirrors the famous original tour. - AAP

April 11 & 12, 2018 friendly supportive environment. St David’s Church, Allenton. 9.45am MID CANTERBURY LADIES FRIENDSHIP CLUB. Monthly meeting at R.S.A. Cox Street. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10am ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy week, Holy Communion. Park Street. 10am - 3pm AGE CONCERN 206 CLUB. Monday Tuesday and Wednesday

each week, 60 years and older. More information ring Age Concern 3086817. Cameron Street. 10.30am AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. CENTRAL TOWN - Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. Buffalo Lodge rooms, Cox Street, Ashburton. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Seated exercises suitable for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. (excluding school holidays). 1.30pm AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES.

CENTRAL - Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. Buffalo Lodge rooms, Cox Street, Ashburton. 6pm RUN AND WALK ASHBURTON. 5km town circuit. All walking abilities and fitness levels catered for. Leaves from Philip Street beside the croquet lawn at 6pm sharp. 7pm BOOTCAMP. Catering for all levels of fitness. Hinds Domain. Contact Georgia 0276888686 or Aleisha 0278489309. 7pm - 9pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance (7pm), beginners/

intermediate(8pm-9pm). Instructor Annette phone 307-7138 a/h. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Fitness Fun and Friendship. Buffalo Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm ALLENTON INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. Club night at the McNally Street Stadium. 7.30pm ASHBURTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY INC. Learn how to resize and mount photos. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

9.30am - 12.30pm THE ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY INC. Open for toy exchange, 106 Victoria Street, in the Triangle. 10am MT HUTT MEMORIAL HALL. NZ Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, Art Gallery and hall of memories. 160 Main Street, Methven. 10.15am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Beginners refresher and learning of Tai Chi for Arthritis. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. (excluding school holidays). 10.30am MANCHESTER UNITY ASHBURTON LODGE.

Monthly coffee club, all welcome, The Merino Story, Hinds. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI. Stretching exercises for all abilities. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. (excludes school holidays). 11am AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. TINWALD - Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. Holy Spirit Catholic Church rooms, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 1pm ASHBURTON EMBROIDERS GUILD. Stitch and chat, Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

1pm AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. ALLENTON- Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. St Peters Anglican Church, Harrison Street, Allenton. 1pm AGE CONCERN, SAYGO EXERCISES. CENTRAL- Gentle exercises for muscle strength and balance in a friendly supportive environment. Buffalo Lodge rooms, Cox Street, Ashburton. 1pm - 3pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of may aircraft from past to the future. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

1.30pm ASHBURTON M.S.A. PETANQUE CLUB. Social games, everyone welcome. 115 Racecourse Road. 1.30pm ASHBURTON SENIOR NET. All about emailing $2. M.S.A. Reading Room, Havelock Street. 7pm ASHBURTON R.S.A. DARTS. Players of all experience who are interested are urged to come along and have a go. R.S.A. Cox Street.

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Assistant Herd Manager Required for 303Ha dairy farm. The farm is well set up with a 60 bail rotary shed, milking 1000 cows, we are located at the base of Mt Hutt. Applicants must have a minimum of one years experience in NZ dairy farming. The role requires you to have a good understanding of cowshed practice, animal health issues, pasture management as well as general day to day farming practices. We require someone that is hardworking, able to communicate clearly, self motivated and work as part of a team. Tractors skills are required. Ag ITO is encouraged.

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ACADS is looking for someone who can deliver financial and some general administration duties. 16 hours per week. If you have experience in the following areas • Microsoft Office including word & excel • MYOB Essentials including MYOB Payroll • Updating spreadsheets of daily transactions • Financial operations • Reception duties • Time-management and organisational skills • Confidentiality Then you maybe the person we are looking for to join our team. Apply by sending CV and covering letter to: or PO Box 596 Ashburton Position description available from: or phone 308 1270 Applications close April 17, 2018

Must be eligible to work in NZ. Must have a NZ driver’s licence and be able to pass police and drug checks. On farm accommodation available. Applications close 04/05/2018. Please send CV to:

Boiler Operator

Chefs wanted

We are seeking to employ a Boiler Operator for our 14mW Coal Fired Boiler.

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Currently holding a Level 2 National Certificate – Boiler Operation, but we would consider a suitable candidate with past boiler operation experience, who is prepared to study towards and attain this qualification. Your other duties will include daily preventative maintenance tasks for other items of the services plant. Relevant training will be provided. The position will involve shift work on our rotating 12 hour shift pattern (3 days, 3 nights, 3 days off).

Looking for full-time Thai chefs. The candidates must have 5 or more years’ experience cooking Thai cuisine in a restaurant. Please send your CV’s to: Charming Thai Restaurant 148 East street, Ashburton

If this position is of interest to you, please email your CV and cover letter to

LIVESTOCK DRIVER An opportunity has arisen for a Livestock Driver based at our Ashburton branch. This position requires a Class 5 licence and previous experience in the livestock industry would be an advantage. Apply in writing or email you application to: Rhys Young PO Box 104, Ashburton (03) 308 4079 or 027 593 2142

STOCK DRIVER Hobbs & Banks Transport Ltd is a rural based company which operates a modern fleet of trucks based in Geraldine and Mayfield. We are looking for an experienced Class 5 Stock Ashburton Driver.

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GARALE sale: Adams Street, April 14 at 9am - 2pm. Some furniture, China and household goods, clothes, riding gear, horse gear, bits, saddles, dog crates, mountain bike.

COMPUTER PROBLEMS ?? For prompt reliable computer repairs and laser engraving, see Kelvin at KJB Systems, 4 Ascot Place, Ashburton. Phone 308 8989. Proudly serving our locals for 30 FOR SALE years. Same day service if CONTAINERS for sale or possible. SUPERGOLD hire, ex shipping: general and discount card welcomed. insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. Wilson Bulk DENTURES. Dr Peter Transport, Phone 308-7772. Rumping, retired dentist, continues to provide full VIDEOS – Rediscover your dentures. Repairs to existing special memories trapped in dentures also available. your VHS. Convert them onto Phone 027 220 9997. a DVD at The Photo Shop, The Arcade. Phone 03 307 SUN CONTROL WINDOW 7595. TINTING. Quality window films for privacy, UV (fading), heat, safety and security. For ADULT cars, homes and offices. Phone Craig Rogers 307 ENTERTAINMENT 6347 or 0800 TINTER. NEW to town. Asian lady, Facebook. sexy body, size 8. Good Member of Master Tinters service. Friendly. One week NZ. only. In/out calls. Phone 021 046 4314.


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GRAZING available for 200 yearlings from May 1, 2018. Experienced grazier, irrigated property, all grass and silage. Phone Greg Tait at Canterbury Grazing Ltd, 0273 786 314.


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GENERAL hire. Lawnmowers, chainsaws, concrete breakers, trailers, and more. All your DIY / party hire, call and see Ashburton U-Hire. 588 East Street. Open MonFri 7.00 - 6.00pm; Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday 8.30am 3.00pm. – Ph: 308 8061


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BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 348 9439.







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Ashburton Highland Dancing Virginia Girls 1st Butlers tray - Mel 2nd Electric frypan Mandy Casey 3rd Meat pack Mandy Casey 4th Somerset Grocer gift pack - Matt Clough 5th Grocery gift pack - Mel Drawn under police supervision, all winners have been notified. Thank you for your support.

AMSOIL SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS - All oils, greases, fuel additives, filters, antifreeze, car polish, V & L cleaner, tyre cleaner, rust bust, rain clear, engine cleaner and more. Call local distributor: Veehof phone 302 2911.


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

NEW to town. Beautiful Asian. Hot, slim, sexy, curvy, busty, DD. Friendly, playful. Good massage. Phone 021 024 39513.


THREE bedroom house for rent, $320 per week in Allenton area. Non-smokers preferred, pets negotiable. Log burner, heat pump and HRV system installed. Single garage and off street parking. Phone 303 6163, evenings after 6pm. References required, mature tenants preferred.


Puzzles and horoscopes Cryptic crossword

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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

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Family Notices 22 Ashburton Guardian LUDEMANN, Valmai Joyce (nee Buick) – DEATHS surrounded by her Peacefully loving family atValmai the Ashburton LUDEMANN, Joyce Hospital on –April 9, 2018 in (nee Buick) her 97th year. Dearly Peacefully surrounded byloved her wife offamily the late Ernie for 73 loving at the Ashburton years. Loved mother and Hospital on April 9, 2018 in mother-in-law of Jennifer her 97th year. Dearly loved Read,of Ray (deceased), wife the late Ernie forand 73 Helen, Francie and Charles years. Loved mother and Carr, Murray, and Ian and Jill. mother-in-law of Jennifer Loved Ray Grandma and great Read, (deceased), and Grandma of andallCharles her Helen, Francie grandchildren and great Carr, Murray, and Ian and Jill. grandchildren. to Loved GrandmaMessages and great the Ludemannoffamily, Grandma all c/- PO her Box 472, Ashburton grandchildren and 7740. great Donations to the 13 Minute grandchildren. Messages to Christchurch Hospital Helipad the Ludemann family, c/- PO would be much appreciated Box 472, Ashburton 7740. and can be toleftthe at the Donations 13 service. Minute Special thanks to the Helipad Ward 1 Christchurch Hospital Doctors and Nurses for their would be much appreciated carecan of Valmai. service for and be left atA the service. Valmai thanks will beto held at St1 Special the Ward David’s Union Church,forAllens Doctors and Nurses their Road,ofAshburton FRIDAY, care Valmai. Aonservice for April 13, commencing at Valmai will be held at St 2.30pm. Followed by private David’s Union Church, Allens cremation at theonAshburton Road, Ashburton FRIDAY, Crematorium. April 13, commencing at Paterson’s Funeral Services 2.30pm. Followed by private FDANZ Ashburton cremation at the Ashburton Ph 307 7433 Crematorium. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Ph 307 7433

MIDDLETON, Alan Joseph MARSHALL, John William – (Midd) – On April April 9, peacefully 2018 at at On 7, 2018 Ashburton. John Aged passed home, Ashburton. 55 away peacefully with best his years. Husband MARSHALL, John and William – family April at side. 2018 Agedbest 77 friend of his Debbie and On 9, at years. Dearly loved husband mate and dadJohn of Jason and Ashburton. passed of Ann,peacefully Dad, Arlene, Pauland andloved Tom, away withEmily his Grandad and father-in-law of and the late familyJake, at his side.Ethan, Aged and 77 Andrew, Samuel, Monica, Pippi dog. Best grandad of years. Dearly loved husband and Sarah; Julia, Eliza,Ann, Phoebe, of and Simon, lovedRyleigh, Dad, Oliver, Zachary, and Leo; Hunter, and father-in-law Sophie dog. Grandad of Michael, Jan, and Special thanks toBianca, theMonica, District Andrew, Samuel, Lucia. Messages to Marshall Nurses, Dr Wootton, the and Sarah; Simon,andJulia, family, PO CareBox 472, PalliativeZachary, Oliver, and Team. Leo; Ashburton 7740. In lieu of Messages Jan, to the Middleton Michael, Bianca, and flowers to family, Messages POdonations Box 472, Lucia. to Marshall Dementia Canterbury and472, St Ashburton PO 7740.Box In lieu of family, John would be flowersAshburton donations tolieu the Ashburton 7740. In of appreciated and may be left Cancer Society and Hospice flowers donations to at service. Special thanks Midthe Canterbury would be Dementia Canterbury and St to the nurses of Ward 1 who appreciated and may be left John Ashburton would be cared John the at the for service. Amay service to appreciated andover be last left month. Your love and support celebrate Alan’s life will be at the service. Special thanks has been greatly appreciated. held the Ashburton to theatnurses of Ward 1 Club who A celebrate John’s andservice MSA, Havelock Street, cared for to John over the last life will be held at St David’s Ashburton month. Your loveTOMORROW and support Union Church, Allens Road, Thursday, 12, has been greatlyApril appreciated. Ashburton MONDAY, April commencing at 1.30pm. A service tooncelebrate John’s 16 commencing at 11.00am. Followed private cremation life will bebyheld at St David’s Followed by private interment at the Ashburton Union Church, Allens Road, at the Ashburton Cemetery. Crematorium. Ashburton on MONDAY, April Paterson’s Funeral Services Paterson’s Funeral 16 commencing at Services 11.00am. FDANZ Ashburton FDANZ Ashburton Followed by private interment Ph 307 7433 Ph 307 7433 at the Ashburton Cemetery. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Please noteAshburton all late death Phor 307 7433 sent notices notices

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MARSHALL, John William – On April 9, 2018 at DEATHS Ashburton. John passed MIDDLETON, Alan Joseph away –peacefully with his (Midd) family side. Aged 77 On Aprilat7,his 2018 peacefully at years. Dearly loved Aged husband home, Ashburton. 55 of Ann, and loved Dad, years. Husband and best Grandadof and father-in-law of friend Debbie and best Andrew, Monica, mate and Samuel, dad of Jason and and Simon, Julia, Arlene,Sarah; Paul and Tom, Emily Oliver, and Leo; and Jake,Zachary, the late Ethan, and Michael, Pippi dog.Jan, BestBianca, grandadand of Lucia. Messages to Marshall Eliza, Phoebe, Ryleigh, family, PO Box 472, Hunter, and Sophie dog. Ashburton 7740. In lieu of Special thanks to the District flowers donationsand the to Nurses, Dr Wootton, Dementia and St Palliative Canterbury Care Team. John Ashburton be Messages to the would Middleton appreciated may be472, left family, POand Box at the service. Special thanks Ashburton 7740. In lieu of to the nurses of Wardto1 who flowers donations the cared for John over the last Cancer Society and Hospice month. Your love and support Mid Canterbury would be has been greatly appreciated and appreciated. may be left A service to celebrate John’s at the service. A service to life will be Alan’s held atlife St David’s celebrate will be Union Allens Road, held atChurch, the Ashburton Club Ashburton on MONDAY, April and MSA, Havelock Street, 16 commencing at 11.00am. Ashburton TOMORROW Followed Thursday,by private Aprilinterment 12, at the AshburtonatCemetery. commencing 1.30pm. Paterson’s Funeral Services Followed by private cremation at FDANZ the Ashburton Ashburton Ph 307 7433 Crematorium.




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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather, and information. 9am Commonwealth Games Today 0 11am Commonwealth Games 0 4pm Te Karere 2 4:15 Commonwealth Games Preliminary boxing bouts; women’s diving 3m springboard competition. 0 5pm Commonwealth Games Women’s 3m diving springboard final; rhythmic gymnastics preliminary competition. 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0


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6am City Impact Church 6:30 Sesame Street 0 6:55 Peppa Pig 0 7am New Looney Tunes 3 0 7:25 Be Cool Scooby-Doo! 3 0 7:50 Beyblade Burst 3 8:15 Henry Hugglemonster 3 0 8:35 Miles From Tomorrowland 3 0 9am Life TV With Paul De Jong 9:30 Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Hope And Faith 3 0 Noon Jeremy Kyle PGR 1pm Judge Rinder 2pm Home Improvement 3 0 3pm Shortland Street PGR 3 0 3:30 Chuggington – Little Trainees 3 0 3:35 Marvel’s Avengers Assemble 0 4pm Fanimals 0 4:30 Friends 3 0 5pm The Simpsons 3 0 5:30 The Big Bang Theory (Starting Today) 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

7pm Shortland Street PGR Zoe takes advantage; tragedy affects Dawn; TK confronts double trap final; rhythmic gymnastics the impossible. 0 teams competition; men's beach 7:30 M Guardians Of The volleyball semi-final; men's hockey Galaxy PGR 2014 Action. preliminary match – New Zealand v A brash space adventurer Australia; athletics track semi-finals; sides with a gang of misfits rhythmic gymnastics teams final; after stealing an orb coveted women's athletics T35 100m; Preliminary by a powerful villain. boxing bouts; men's athletics 800m; Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana. 0 men's diving 1m springboard final; women's athletics 400m final; women's 10pm Car Crash Global 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 L Commonwealth Games Men’s shooting

beach volleyball semi-final; netball preliminary match – New Zealand v Australia. men’s diving 1m springboard final; women’s athletics 400m final; women’s beach volleyball semi-final; netball preliminary match – New Zealand v Australia. 0

12:30 Commonwealth Games Tonight 0 2:30 Infomercials 5:45 Te Karere 3 2

11pm Mom AO 3 0 11:30 This Is Us PGR 0 12:25 The Originals AO 3 0 1:10 Shortland Street PGR 3 0 1:35 Infomercials 2:40 F Scandal AO 3 3:25 Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 4:15 Judge Rinder 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials


7:30pm on TVNZ 2

BRAVO 10am Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta 3 10:30 Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta 3 10:58 The Dish 3 11am David Tutera – Unveiled 11:50 Snapped PGR 3 12:43 The Dish 3 12:45 The Real Housewives Of New York City PGR 1:40 Dating Naked AO 2:33 The Dish 3 2:35 Botched PGR 3 3:35 How Do I Look? 4:30 Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta 3 5pm Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta 3 5:30 Love It Or List It – Vancouver 6:30 I Found The Gown 7pm I Found The Gown 7:30 Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry 3 8:30 The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills 9:30 Vanderpump Rules 10:33 The Dish 3 10:35 Intervention AO 3 11:25 Snapped PGR 3 12:15 Infomercials 3



6:30 Takaro Tribe 3 6:40 Nga Papara Kapi 3 7:10 Team Umizoomi 7:40 Pukana 3 2 7:50 Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 8am Grid 3 8:30 Pukuhohe 3 9am Swagger 9:30 Kai Time On The Road 3 10am Kai Ora 3 10:30 Celebrity Playlist 3 11am Te Araroa – Tales From The Trails 3 Noon School Of Training 3 12:30 Billy T James AO 3 1pm F The GC PGR 3 1:30 Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 2pm Opaki 3 2:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 3pm Takaro Tribe 3 3:10 Nga Papara Kapi 3 3:40 Team Umizoomi 3 4:10 Pukana 2 4:20 Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 4:30 Tangaroa With Pio 3 5pm Fusion Feasts PGR 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Te Mana Kuratahi – Primary Schools’ Kapa Haka 6:30 Te Kaea 3 2

6am The French Collection 7am Junk Gypsies 7:30 Love Nature – Catching The Impossible 8:30 Cash Cowboys 9:30 Jimmy’s Australian Food Adventure 10am A Taste Of South Africa 10:30 Animal Park 11:30 Location, Location, Location 12:30 Buying And Selling With The Property Brothers 1:30 Great Continental Railway Journeys 2:30 Money For Nothing 3:30 Love Nature – Hummingbirds: Magic In The Air 4:30 Food Safari – Earth Series that explores the possibilities of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and more. 5pm Cheese Slices 5:30 American Pickers 6:30 Flipping Bangers

7pm The Project 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 American Idol 0 7:30 The Loggers PGR 0 9:25 NCIS – Los Angeles AO 8pm Fish Of The Day 0 When the daughter of a 8:30 SAS – Who Dares Wins AO notorious counterfeiter arrives 0 in Los Angeles, Sam goes 9:30 Ross Kemp – Extreme undercover as a financier, and World AO 0 Callen partners with Anna to 10:30 The Late Show With discover the family’s latest Stephen Colbert PGR scheme. 0 10:25 NewsHub Late 10:55 NCIS AO 3 0

7pm KaweKorero 7:30 Whanau Bake-Off 3 8pm Voices Of Our Future – VOOF 3 8:30 Hamu And Tofiga PGR 3 9pm Haka Life PGR 3 9:30 F Jimi’s World AO 3 10pm Haati Grassroots Rugby 3

7:30 Saving Lives At Sea 8:30 Alone AO 9:30 Ozzy And Jack’s World Detour For more than 50 years, Cuba has been off limits for travellers from America, but now the doors are open, and Jack and Ozzy visit the country of revolution and cold-war agitation. 10:30 American Pickers

11:55 Infomercials

11pm Te Kaea Maori Television’s daily news programme. 2 11:30 KaweKorero 3 Inside news from at home and around the globe. Midnight Closedown

11:30 Food Safari – Earth Series that explores the possibilities of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and more. Midnight Cheese Slices 12:30 Junk Gypsies 1am Flipping Bangers 2am Love Nature – Hummingbirds: Magic In The Air 3am Great Continental Railway Journeys 4am Saving Lives At Sea 5am Ozzy And Jack’s World Detour

6am The AM Show 9am The Café 10am Infomercials 11:35 Entertainment Tonight 3 12:05 Dr Phil AO 1:05 American Idol 3 0 3pm Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Family Feud Australia 4pm NewsHub Live At 4pm 4:25 The Block Australia Tensions are high as one couple negotiates with another two teams, asking them to stop work so they can get their pool craned into their backyard. 5:30 Modern Family 3 When Phil takes Haley to his alma mater during their trip to visit colleges, Claire persuades Mitchell and Cameron to include her in their boys’ night out. 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm


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7:10 Con Man 2018 Drama. James Caan, Ving Rhames. 8:50 See You In Valhalla 16VLC 2015 Comedy Drama. Sarah Hyland, Bret Harrison. 10:10 Wish Upon 16VC 2017 Thriller. Joey King, Jonathan Shannon. Ross Kemp – Extreme 11:40 Allied MVLSC World, 9:30pm on Prime 2017 Drama. Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard. SKY 5 1:45 Bad Moms 16VLSC 6am Last Man Standing 2016 Comedy. Mila Kunis, PG 6:25 Modern Family Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell. PG 6:50 The Simpsons PG 3:25 Con Man 2018 Drama. 7:15 NCIS – New Orleans MVS James Caan, Ving Rhames. 8:05 Pawn Stars PG 8:30 The 5:05 Magellan PG 2017 Force MC 8:55 Storage Sci-fi. Brandon Ray Olive, Wars PG 9:20 Pawn Stars PG Matthew Mercer. 9:45 NCIS PGV 10:40 SVU MV 6:50 Good After Bad 2017 11:35 Last Man Standing PG Drama. Maddie Hasson, Noon SmackDown Live MVC Billy Burke. 2:10 Supergirl MVS 3:05 The 8:30 Catch Hell 16VLSC 2014 Amazing Race PG 4pm The Thriller. After a troubled Simpsons PG famous actor is kidnapped 4:30 Last Man Standing PG by two thugs, he is made 5pm Modern Family PG to watch them expose his 5:30 Pawn Stars PG darkest secrets to the world. 6pm Storage Wars PG Ryan Phillippe, Tig Notaro. 6:30 The Force MC 10:10 Jackie MVLC 2016 7pm Pawn Stars PG Drama. Natalie Portman, 7:30 The Flash M Peter Sarsgaard. 8:30 Hawaii Five-0 MV 11:50 Army Of One MLC 9:30 NCIS PGV 2016 Comedy. Nicolas Cage, 10:30 SVU MV Russell Brand. 11:25 Storage Wars PG THURSDAY 11:55 Pawn Stars PG 1:20 Magellan PG 2017 THURSDAY Sci-fi. Brandon Ray Olive, 12:20 The Amazing Race Matthew Mercer. 3:05 Good PG 1:20 Pawn Stars PG After Bad 2017 Drama. 1:50 Hawaii Five-0 MV Maddie Hasson, Billy Burke. 2:40 The Flash M 3:30 SVU 4:45 People Interview – MV 4:20 The Force MC Viola Davis 5:40 Catch 4:45 NCIS PGV 5:35 The Hell 16VLSC 2014 Thriller. Ryan Phillippe, Tig Notaro. Simpsons PG

6am Shimmer And Shine 3 6:25 Ben 10 – Alien Force 6:50 Kung Fu Panda – Legends Of Awesomeness 3 7:15 Kid v Kat 3 7:40 Monsters v Aliens 3 8:05 Max Steel 3 8:30 Bella And The Bulldogs 3 8:55 The Moe Show 0 9:20 Jeopardy 3 9:50 The Crowd Goes Wild PGR 3 10:20 The Doctors PGR 11:15 Hot Bench 11:40 Escape To The Country 3 12:40 Ed PGR 0 1:35 Married With Children PGR 2:05 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR 3 3pm Wheel Of Fortune 3:30 Jeopardy 4pm Antiques Roadshow 3 5pm Frasier 5:30 Prime News 6pm American Restoration 0 6:30 Pawn Stars

11:30 The Crowd Goes Wild PGR 3 The team presents the best of the day’s sports news. Midnight Closedown

MOVIES GREATS 7:45 Into The Blue MVL 2005 Action. Jessica Alba, Paul Walker. 9:35 Final Destination 5 16V 2011 Horror. Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell. 11:05 The Terminal PGC 2004 Drama. Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci. 1:10 Friends With Benefits 16LS 2011 Comedy. Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis. 3pm Made In Dagenham ML 2010 Biography Drama. Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins. 4:50 The Hangover Part II 16LS 2011 Comedy. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms. 6:30 Hellboy MV 2004 Action Fantasy. Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair. 8:30 O Brother, Where Art Thou? MV 2000 Comedy. Three convicts escape to go on a quest for treasure, and meet various characters while learning where their real fortune lies. John Turturro, George Clooney. 10:20 When In Rome PGS 2010 Romantic Comedy. Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel. 11:50 Battleship MVL 2012 Action Adventure. Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker.


2am Hellboy MV 2004 Action Fantasy. Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair. 4am The Making Of Wanted 16VLS 4:15 O Brother, Where Art Thou? MV 2000 Comedy. John Turturro, George Clooney.



6am The Back Page 7am The Breakdown 8am Super League Fulltime 8:30 Rugby League – NRL 360 9:30 Rugby League – The Fan 10am NRL Try Time 11am Cricket – IPL Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders. 11:30 Cricket – IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals. Noon Rugby – Super Rugby Sunwolves v Waratahs. 12:30 Rugby – Super Rugby Brumbies v Reds. 1pm The Breakdown 2pm Rugby – Super Rugby Hurricanes v Sharks. 4pm Rugby – Super Rugby Chiefs v Blues. 6pm Rugby – Super Rugby Jaguares v Crusaders. 6:30 The Breakdown 7:30 #SkySpeed 8pm Motorsport – Supercars Championship Tasmania Supersprint – Race Seven. 8:30 New Zealand Press Box 9pm Motorsport – Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. 9:30 #SkySpeed 10pm Motorsport – MotoGP Gran Premio Motul de La Argentina. 10:30 Cricket – IPL Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders. 11pm UFC Main Event

6am L Football – UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal – Manchester City v Liverpool. 9:30 Football – UEFA Champions League (RPL) Quarter-final – Roma v Barcelona. 11:30 Super League Fulltime Noon Cricket – IPL (RPL) Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders. 3:30 UFC Ultimate Knockouts 4pm UFC Main Event 5pm Motorsport – Nascar Cup Series (HLS) O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. From Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth. 6pm Cricket – IPL (HLS) Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders. 6:30 The Back Page 7:30 NRL Try Time 8:30 NRL 360 9:30 League Life Inspiring and remarkable stories in rugby league. 10pm Michael Ennis The Greatest A look at some of rugby league’s defining moments. 10:30 Rugby League – NRL (RPL) Warriors v Cowboys.

Midnight UFC Now 1am A-League Hour 2am Football – UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal – Roma v Barcelona. 4am Football – UEFA Champions League

12:30 Super League Fulltime 1am The Back Page 2am NRL 360 3am League Life 3:30 Michael Ennis The Greatest 4am New Zealand Press Box 4:30 #SkySpeed 5am The Back Page


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DISCOVERY 6:35 Deadliest Catch PG Life or Death Decision. 7:30 How It’s Made PG 7:55 How It’s Made PG 8:20 Fast ‘n’ Loud PG 9:10 Alaska – The Last Frontier M Cabin Fever. 10am What On Earth? PG 10:50 Street Science PG 11:15 Street Science PG Fistful of Flames. 11:40 Swamp Murders M Death in an Orange Grove. 12:30 Blood Relatives M Don’t Kill the Messenger. 1:20 American Monster M The Craigslist Killer. 2:10 How It’s Made PG 2:35 How It’s Made PG 3pm Deadliest Catch PG The Widowmaker 1/2. 4:45 What On Earth? PG 5:40 Fast ‘n’ Loud PG 6:35 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 7:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 8:30 Outback Opal Hunters PG 9:25 Edge Of Alaska M Fight for McCarthy. 10:15 Alaskan Bush People M Unanchored. 11:05 Naked And Afraid M 11:55 American Monster M The Craigslist Killer.


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Consistency paying off

Former Ashburton golfer Daniel Pearce has been tearing up the greens. BY MATT MARKHAM


Former Ashburton golfer, Daniel Pearce is strutting his stuff on the greens of New Zealand in a rich vein of form. Pearce, who now hails from the Hawke’s Bay, won the Akarana Open on the weekend by an impressive three shots – his second consecutive win on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour after winning the Mgamotu Classic back in October last year. The 29-year-old produced consistent golf across the four rounds at the Akarana Golf Course over the weekend to see him home against a strong field of players.

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He opened with rounds of 66, 64 and 66 before producing a composed 65 on the final day to hold off the late challenge of defending champion, Gareth Paddison. Pearce’s iron was his best friend throughout the tournament and he told Golf New Zealand that his short-play won him the tournament. “I think I played the par threes seven or eight under this week, which is something I have never done in a tournament before, so to have my iron play going so good was a nice feeling,” he said. “This gives me a lot of confidence, the game is in pretty good shape and I now

know I can win a golf tournament even when I’m hitting the driver so badly.” Pearce said he enjoyed being back plying his trade on familiar land and said that without the ability to play in such tournaments, it would make the struggle of being on the international scene even harder. “It’s awesome to win out here. “The Jennian Homes Charles Tour is a great breeding ground for New Zealand golfers and without this it’s really hard to progress yourself because we play overseas a lot. “But if you’ve got nothing at home to play, to develop yourself and learn how to

win, it’s really hard to emulate that when you go overseas.” The weekend’s result has Pearce sitting in a good position on the leaderboard for the Jennian Homes Trophy which he currently leads comfortably with two wins from three tournaments. The competition wraps up in a fortnight at the Carrus Open where Pearce will be out to assert his domination. As another bonus, Pearce is now on top of the Order of Merit for the New Zealand PGA – jumping up 12 spots from his previous position to sit on top of the list of some of the best golfers in the land.

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