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Three thousand sheep, around 70 shearers, hundreds of spectators and one generous farming family joined forces to raise $90,000 for three cancer support groups. Shear for Life, a star-studded day in a rural woolshed, was held in February, and saw ‘senior’ shearers from around the country (among them a handful of former All Blacks), race the clock to shear 3000 sheep in eight hours. It became a huge spectator event, with funds raised through sponsorship, raffles and donations and when the last bills were paid, or-

ganiser Rocky Bull (pictured left) was smiling. The event was not only a success, it was hugely enjoyable, Bull said. “We didn’t realise at the beginning how big this would get, but we had fun and that’s what it’s all about, having fun and raising a lot of money.” Shear for Life was dreamed up by Bull and two friends over a few beers in an Aussie pub. He rounded up the shearers and brought Dick and Suzanne Ewing on board as event hosts. The Ewing family extended their shearing board to nine stands so the event could be hosted on their property, while the team of shearers donated funds from their labour for the day to the fundraising pool.




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Scarecrow hunters ready for action Methven is preparing for its annual Scarecrow Trail in the coming school holidays. Each year the trail attracts around 2000 visitors, who hunt for the scarecrows around town and try to guess the characters they represent. The 2019 trail, which begins on Saturday, April 13, features 40 scarecrow locations. This year’s theme is famous children’s movie characters. Organisers Gillian Heald and Karyn Robertson had to limit entries to 40 after a huge expression of interest. “Some are veteran builders who enter every year but there is a new surge of interest for new entries from those who have done the trail with families and friends in the past and now want to be part of the creation.” The organisers set a limit of 40 scarecrow locations to make the trail manageable for participants. The Methven Scarecrow Trail runs right through the April school holidays, until 2pm on April 28. Maps cost $10 and are available from the Methven iSITE visitor centre on the main street of Methven. Scarecrow hunters walk the trail, trying to find as many scarecrows as they can and

identifying them. There are prizes for the most correct answers and for the best scarecrow, voted by those tak-

ing part in the trail. Proceeds of the scarecrow trail will this year go to Methven Primary School.

Some of the scarecrows that featured in last year’s Methven Scarecrow Trail. PHOTO SUPPLIED


Shearing up a $90k storm From P1 Sponsors provided a large number of items that were raffled after the event. While Bull took care of the nuts and bolts Sandra Curd became event organiser who pulled all the threads together. “We were so fortunate the Ashburton community supported

us so strongly and we want as much of this money raised to be used locally. “This has been a huge community effort,” she said. Handing over the $90,000 raised was the final stage in an event that had kept on growing, Curd said. “Without the support of the

Ewing family this could not have happened and people were so very generous and that allowed us to deliver a very successful event.” Ashburton’s Cancer Support group was given $50,000 and all of this money will be spent to support locally, while $20,000 each has been given to Breast

Cancer New Zealand and Prostate Cancer New Zealand. Last year Ashburton’s Cancer Support group supported 170 people with cancer and their families, gave $29,000 worth of petrol vouchers for people travelling for treatment and 250 people were driven to Christchurch for appointments.

Police front counters reopen to public The front counters of police stations across the Canterbury region returned to normal yesterday as they reopened to the public for the first time since the Christchurch shootings. Canterbury District Commander, Superintendent John Price made the announcement via a press release yesterday afternoon and, while seeing some basic functionalities returning to their previous state before the attacks, he advised that many of the safety precautions put in place will remain. “In the wake of the Christchurch Terror Attacks the majority of our staff were involved with the response and so our front counter services were reduced,” Price said. “Christchurch Central, Rangiora, Rolleston, Timaru and Ashburton remained open.” Price wanted to thank the community for their patience and understanding during the difficult period but advised that his staff would continue to maintain a high visibility presence across the region. “(We) will continue to be highly visible in and around Christchurch to reassure and keep the community safe,” he said. “The safety of our community and people remains a priority and due to operational demand the opening hours of police stations may vary.” Price said the situation would be reassessed each day. With front counter services resuming members of the public were reminded that they are still able to report a crime over the phone by calling your local station, or online and in the case of an emergency dial 111.

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Director accessing his creative side By Susan Sandys

Director Regan Jackson is revelling in being able to access his creative side as he throws himself into his latest challenge – Sister Act. By day, Jackson is a regional labour market manager for the Ministry of Social Development in Christchurch, where he lives with wife Emma and their two daughters aged 12 and nine. The office job is one he enjoys, but not nearly as much as his second job, that of directing shows for societies in Ashburton, Timaru and Christchurch. “They are completely different, one is very creative and the other is very corporate,” he said of the two roles. He is having a great time with Sister Act, representing the third time he has directed for Variety Theatre Ashburton. His foray into the Ashburton theatre world came with the sell-out success of Chicago five years ago, followed by a highly polished rendition of The Addam’s Family two years ago. This time round Sister Act is keeping him and the rest of the Variety crew energised and excited about bringing the show to the stage next month. “It’s upbeat, it’s disco, it’s fun, but it’s also got a really nice underlying message, which is all about the universal power of friendship and self-belief,” Jackson said. While he had begun preparing about 10 months ago, it was only

Director Regan Jackson (centre of front row), choreographer Jessie Thomson (second from left), musical director Jo Castelow (second from right) and fellow cast members are in high spirits as they prepare for Sister Act. PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS in the last three weeks that he had come onto the set, bringing together the elements that the cast and musical director Jo Castelow and choreographer Jessie Thomson have been working on to date.

Act One of the two-act show was now all “blocked and set”, he said. “Which I’m really, really pleased about, because the cast is so hardworking and talented, and fo-

cused on getting it all right, and also having a huge amount of fun, because it’s a fun show,” he said. “The talent in a small town like this just continues to amaze me. Some small towns struggle to pull

together talent, but Ashburton just seems to, year after year, attract a huge amount of talent.” Sister Act will stage at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre from May 24 to June 1.


Submitters continue to opt for big bucks build By Sue Newman

With just four days left for the community to have its say on how much the Ashburton District Council should spend on the district’s new civic centre and library, 82 submitters have taken the time to share their thoughts.

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The council plans to build the new complex in Baring Square East, and while the civic centre remains unchanged in any of the options out for community comment, the size of the library and facilities it includes varies according to the price model chosen.

Options range from a split site build at $39 million through to the top of the line build at $53 million. The council has indicated its preference is for the second most expensive, the $45 million option. Public opinion, however, indicates that many people prefer

the council to go for the best possible build today, at $53 million, to ensure the buildings will meet community needs well into the future. While there are submitters who do not believe the council should build either a new library or new civic centre, the majori-

ty are keen to see the new complex built. Many are saying, do it once and do it right, don’t cut corners today and find the complex needs to be extended in a few years. Submissions close on April 14 at 5pm and hearings are scheduled for April 30.

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Speedster supervised by father A 16-year-old learner driver was clocked at 160km/h on State Highway One with his father supervising in the passenger seat, the Ashburton District Court was told yesterday. The teen was appearing before Justices of the Peace on a charge of exceeding the highway’s 100km/h speed limit. JP Steve Wise said 160km/h was a dangerous speed for a learner driver that was being supervised by his father. “That is not a good look.” Police sergeant Ian Howard said the teen was driving on the highway at Chertsey about 2pm on February 24 when he was clocked by police radar at 160km/h. He told the officer he had just passed another car and been travelling at 130km/h at that point. The sergeant confirmed the teen’s licence was suspended for 28 days after the incident. The young driver was fined $630 and ordered to pay court cost of $130. He confirmed his father had been in the car. “Don’t speed again, the court may not look so favourably on it,” JP Wise told him. Others to appear before Justices of the Peace Steve Wise and Richard Johnson included: Joshua Hurst, 20 a labourer, of Methven, admitted a charge of careless driving after causing a crash while overtaking at 120km/h in surface flooding on the Methven highway on December 21 last year. Sergeant Howard said Hurst was travelling north on the highway, which was wet with surface flooding, about 6.50pm. He pulled out in his Ford Falcon to overtake a vehicle but lost control and hit the front of the victim’s vehicle. The victim’s car went sideways and crashed into a power pole. Hurst’s own vehicle ran off the road and became entangled in 20m of farm fence. He was fined $350 and ordered to pay court costs of $130 and reparation for the farm fence of $395. JP Wise said it had been a dan-

victed for driving while forbidden, without a licence. Rebecca Isabella Spain, 20, was fined $150 and costs and ordered to pay $192 for a new road sign. Spain was driving on Albert Street at 1am on August 18 and ran into the sign at the corner of Wakanui Road. She admitted driving carelessly. Mataiua Maratai, 46, was fined $150 and costs for driving while forbidden, without a licence. He had previously been warned in 2017 and caught again in December, and given a chance to get a licence – he did not. JP Wise said it was disappointing the number of unlicensed drivers given the chance to get a licence that did not take the opportunity. Daniel O’Brien was also fined $150 and costs for driving while forbidden, without a licence.

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Richard Whillan, 20, admitted driving in excess of the 100km/h speed limit on Methven highway on February 24. He had three passengers in his car when he was clocked by radar travelling at 166km/h. His licence was suspended for 28 days following the incident. He was fined $650, plus court costs of $130. JP Wise said 166km/h was very fast, “and very dangerous, not only for yourself but for other road users”. Patrick Bruce Keen, 33, admitted driving while forbidden. He doesn’t have a licence and said he can’t afford to get one. Sergeant Howard said Keen was a recidivist illegal driver, first

caught driving without a licence in 2006. He had been caught six times behind the wheel since 2012. He asked the JPs to impose a disqualification as well as a fine, so if he was caught again soon it would be a more serious criminal offence. Keen was fined $150, plus court costs and disqualified from driving for six months. Timothy John Sugrue, 59, admitted exceeding a 70km/h speed limit on the Hinds highway. He overtook a truck and trailer approaching a right hand bend as he was going north and was clocked by radar at 124km/h. His licence was suspended for 28 days at the time and he has only just got it back. He was fined $630, plus court costs.

Geraldine Brown admitted by letter to speeding at 130km/h while overtaking a slower vehicle. She said the slower vehicle had been travelling at 90km/h but sped up when she passed it, meaning she also had to speed up. She was issued an infringement fine at the time and yesterday was also fined $230, plus costs. Sergeant Howard said it was common to hear speedsters say that a slow car they were passing suddenly sped up when it was being overtaken. “They might be going slow at 90 then at the passing lanes they speed up to 100 and you run out of room to pass. You should back off and go in behind rather than speed up more to get past.” Eloni Tuakoi, 18, was fined $150 and costs after being con-

Stacey Jane Agatha Taunoa, 30, told the court she crashed her car on Tilsons Road on February 2 then consumed 12 drinks waiting for police to show up. She admitted, in a letter to the court, a charge of careless use. Sergeant Howard said Taunoa had a restricted licence and was driving outside her legal hours at 2am on the night of the crash. She said she had been drinking at an associate’s, crashed the car on a gravel section of the road, then continued to drink while police were on their way. He said it was clear she had been drinking before the crash and should have been breath-tested. She had a previous drink drive conviction. “She says she is going to Acads so obviously needs some control and measures around alcohol.” JP Wise said the JPs could only deal with the facts before them, and Taunoa was not in court to speak for herself. She was fined $200 and costs.

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Crater lake heats up NZME


Yesterday’s news, today’s clothes Ashburton College Year 9 students found a new use for newspapers yesterday during a peer support session, where they worked with Year 12 students to create a range of formal garments. PHOTO SUE NEWMAN 100419-SN-0587


Over $1.6 million paid to terrorist attack victims NZME Victim Support has paid over $1.6 million to those directly impacted by the Christchurch terrorist attacks last month. The total $1,670,28 of financial support includes $1,420,778 from funds raised and $249,500 from grants administered by Victim Support on behalf of the Ministry of Justice. Victim Support has also provided support to 800 of those directly affected by the events on March 15, the charity confirmed. “Every day we are seeing the huge impact the public’s generosity is having for victims, from having loved ones able to visit from overseas, to simple things such as relieving the stress of the weekly grocery shop,” Victim Support chief executive Kevin Tso said. “Nothing we do can ever make up for the losses and injuries vic-

tims have suffered, but we are extremely grateful for the public’s support to make their situation even that little bit easier.” Fifty people were killed in the terrorist attack last month and another 50 were injured with the first payments from the fund made within days of the event. Victim Support initial funding: • $15,000 lump sum payment for each deceased family member ($10,000 from Victim Support’s public fundraising; $5000 from the Ministry of Justice Victim Assistance Scheme via its usual criteria.) • $5000 lump sum payment for each person hospitalised • Emergency grants for immediate expenses resulting from the incident, including funeral expenses, travel and accommodation for victims’ families, counselling, and other discretionary costs,

assessed on a case-by-case basis. Tso said this is the first time Victim Support had set up a crisis appeal fund, created to consolidate the outpouring of public support. “Victim Support’s primary objective is to provide emotional, practical and financial support to victims,” he said. “So, in addition to fundraising and providing financial support, we have more than 100 support workers providing a range of assistance to victims, as they are referred to Victim Support.” Victim Support is continuing to consult victims and the affected community about the fair, transparent and inclusive management of the remainder of the funds. Tso said it is important to remember it has been less than four weeks since the shootings and their primary focus is to en-

sure victims are being referred to them. Moving onward, the next challenge for Victim Support is to work with victims and the community to make sure the remaining funds go to the best possible use. “We’re already in very constructive dialogue with a number of representative groups, and building our own repository of identified needs based on our daily interactions with victims,” Tso said. ”$10 million is a lot of money, but if we look at the impact of the tragedy and the number of people affected, it’s clear that it can only provide a fraction of what has been taken from the community. “Victims’ needs will continue into the months and years ahead, and we need to ensure funds are managed carefully to support present and future needs.

High temperatures and increased seismic activity has been recorded at Mt Ruapheu’s Crater Lake. GNS Science duty volcanologist Agnes Mazot said the levels of volcanic tremors typically increased when the lake temperature rose and this had been the case in the last two weeks. The Volcanic Alert Level remained at one. Mazot said, since 2009, GNS had continuously recorded the temperature of Te Wai a-moe (Crater Lake) and over this time the temperature had often cycled between 15°C and 45°C over a period of about 12 months. In the six months since September 2018 the lake temperature remained elevated at 30°C and over the last two weeks the lake temperature had risen further at a rate of around 0.5°C per day, to 42°C on April 9. Mazot said to put this in context, only 1 per cent of post-2009 temperatures had exceeded 42°C and similar temperature last occurred in May 2016. The current tremor intensity is moderate. In previous heating cycles, these increased tremors lasted for a few days to several weeks. In the past, eruptions at Mt Ruapehu had occurred more often when the lake exceeded 45°C, however, a temperature of 46°C was recorded in 2016 with no eruption.

Gun buyback compensation NZME The Government buyback scheme for its gun law reforms will include compensation for high capacity magazines and gun parts, as well as prohibited firearms, Police Minister Stuart Nash has announced. But compensation will only be considered for firearms and parts that were lawfully obtained, and from people with the appropriate firearms licence “or persons lawfully in possession of prohibited items”, which could include gun dealerships. The details of the buyback scheme are yet to be determined, but its regulatory framework is outlined in a supplementary order paper that will be added to the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines and Parts) Amendment bill. The bill, which bans military-style semi-automatics (MSSAs), assault rifles and their associated components with some exemptions, will pass its remaining legislative stages in the House today with the support of all parties except for Act. It will receive its Royal Assent today and be in force on Friday.


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PM set for fifth term AP Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday, with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious parties a solid majority in parliament. The outcome affirmed Israel’s continued tilt to the right and further dimmed hopes of a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Re-election will also give Netanyahu an important boost as he braces for the likelihood of criminal charges in a series of corruption scandals. With 97.4 per cent of the vote counted, Likud and its traditional political allies were in command of a 65-55 majority in parliament. A couple of small parties were still teetering along the electoral threshold and fighting for their survival, so the final makeup of the next parliament has yet to be decided. In any case, the country now faces what could be weeks of political negotiations over the composition of a ruling coalition. But under nearly every scenario, Netanyahu was the big winner. The long-time Israeli leader had fought a tight, ugly race against centrist ex-military chief Benny Gantz, whose nascent Blue and White party emerged as a viable alternative to Netanyahu’s decade in power. The near-final results

$100 for 28-second gig R&B singer R. Kelly made a paid appearance early Sunday at a club in Illinois’ capital city, but the fans who each shelled out $50 to $100 for tickets got only a 28-second performance, followed by a half-hour meet-and-greet. Hours before his appearance at the Dirty South Lounge in Springfield, Kelly posted a video on Instagram asking the media to “take it easy” on him because “this is how I got to get paid now, for right now”. Kelly, 52, was charged in February with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse that accused him of assaulting four women during a 10-year period.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to his supporters after polls for Israel’s general elections closed in Tel Aviv, Israel. PHOTO AP showed it deadlocked with Likud at 35 seats. But most of its support seems to have come at the expense of the venerable Labour and leftist Meretz parties, who both earned historic lows in Tuesday’s election. Together with his current Jewish ultra-Orthodox and nationalist partners, Netanyahu should have no trouble building a coalition government that has a majority in the 120seat parliament. With a victory, Netanyahu would capture a fourth consecutive term and fifth overall,

which this summer will make him Israel’s longest-ever serving leader, surpassing founding father David Ben-Gurion. “It’s a night of tremendous victory,” Netanyahu told supporters. “I was very moved that the nation of Israel once again entrusted me for the fifth time, and with an even greater trust.” He said he had already begun talking to fellow right wing and religious parties about forming a new coalition. “I want to make it clear, it will be a right-wing government, but I intend to be the

prime minister of all Israeli citizens, right or left, Jews and non-Jews alike,” he said. Netanyahu’s message of unity was a sharp contrast from his campaign theme in which he accused Gantz of conspiring with Arab parties to topple him. Arab leaders accused Netanyahu of demonizing the country’s Arab community, which is about 20 per cent of the population. His attacks on the Arab sector fuelled calls for a boycott and appeared to result in relatively low turnout by Arab voters.


Boy, 16, ‘built nail bomb for school massacre’ NZME A boy of 16 planned to “kill many people” after making an almost complete canister bomb at home, a court heard yesterday. The far-Right extremist and Nazi sympathiser had already been given an official police warning after telling fellow pupils he would carry out a school shooting. Paul Greaney QC, prosecuting, said through his internet research the teenager “demonstrated an interest in murder, guns and bomb-making”. Police searched his home and found he had built an “explosive” device that was “not far from being a viable bomb” by using a manual from the internet. Greaney said the boy had put nails inside canisters which were clipped together. All that was needed for a “viable CO2 bomb” was the “simple addition of gunpowder ...

The Leeds Crown Court heard the boy had put nails inside canisters and, if gunpower and a fuse had been added, would have been a viable bomb. “serious and dangerous, and and a basic fuse”, he told Leeds what he intended worse still”, Crown Court. he added. The teenager, who cannot The boy, from Bradford in be named for legal reasons, West Yorkshire, denies making insisted that he was no terroran explosive substance with ist and had been talking about intent, making an explosive bombs and bomb equipment substance and three charges to be “cool”. of possession of a document However, Greaney told of use for terrorist purposes. members of the jury: “This is The court heard that conno overblown prosecution.” cerns about the boy’s extremWhat the schoolboy did was

ist ideology had begun when he was 13. Over a two-year period culminating in his arrest at 15, his online activity became “progressively dark” as he watched extremist videos and “information about murder and mutilation”. At 14, he spoke to pupils at school about “carrying out a school shooting” and praised Adolf Hitler by stating “gas the Jews”. The boy told a police officer he was just showing off, but admitted he had “actually manufactured a drain-cleaning bomb”, said Greaney. The teenager was referred to the Government’s Prevent counter-terrorism strategy. He was seen on ten occasions in three months before receiving an official warning in 2017. But four months later he copied bomb-making instructions on to a CD, detailing how to make a “powerful bomb” that can be used for “killing if shrapnel is added”. The case continues.

‘Stop killing each other’ P Diddy has taken to Instagram to tell his fans to stop being at war with themselves, and begin taking responsibility for their actions, in what appeared to be a tribute to late rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed outside of his Los Angeles clothing store on March 31. Diddy, the 49-year-old rapper whose real names is Sean Combs – didn’t mention Nipsey by name in his 7-minute video, but did include a tribute to the rapper in the form of a video from a memorial service in Los Angeles as well as a Wall Street Journal cover dedicated to the 33-year-old.

Scary Peppa prelude Children sitting on their cinema chairs eagerly awaiting the start of the latest Peppa Pig film were left in tears after a trailer for a horror movie played on the big screen. The incident happened at Empire Cinemas in Ipswich, England, on Saturday, when trailers for Ma and Brightburn played before the new Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun movie. The trailer for Brightburn includes flashes of dead bodies hanging, as well as a child wearing a mask and seemingly killing a bloodied woman. Ma includes numerous scenes that are sexually violent, as well as a scene of a teen being hit by a truck.


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From the bizarre corner at our court I

t’s been an interesting week in the Ashburton District Court. I’m not surprised when readers tell me it’s the first page they go looking for when consuming their local news in the Guardian, but I can lay claim to being surprised at a few of the cases that work their way through the courthouse from time to time and this week has been no exception. It started with a defendant who claimed he was God and therefore could not be prosecuted and then ended yesterday with the absolutely bizarre and truly horrifying situation of a young learner driver being pulled over doing 160km/h with his father

sitting in the seat as a supervisor. Without knowing the full circumstances around the situation, but realising that there isn’t actually much more to the case than a youngster travelling at ridiculously high speeds with a parent sitting next to them, it’s hard not to be flabbergasted by this. And the first question is – why

isn’t the adult who is sitting in the passengers seat also having to answer to a judge as to their responsibility in the actions of their child speeding while under their supervision? It’s negligent parenting at its finest. We’ve just come off the back of one of the worst weeks on the roads in New Zealand in history, where so many people lost their lives, including three here locally at the Hepburns and Mitcham roads intersection and to then turn around and learn of this particular case just baffles the mind. It is no wonder then that there is a generational problem for

younger members of our society when it comes to the use of a motor vehicle when you see examples like this. The stage of teaching a young person to drive is effectively the time that you are giving that child the tools in which to make the right decisions when sitting behind the steering wheel. By allowing a young driver to travel at such an excessive speed at such an early stage of their driving learning is sending the message that our road rules and the safety of those others who are using the roads alongside them is a moot point and not even worthy of consideration. I learnt to drive on plenty of

the back roads of Mid Canterbury and if I even crept above 100km/h I heard about it from my father. But I guess I was lucky. He wanted to teach me how to drive, but also wanted to teach me how to do it safely and put a real emphasis on keeping my speed down. It’s a shame that it’s not the case for everyone. I’ve got no doubt that people will talk and ponder about this case for a while. A 16-year-old in charge of a motor vehicle and travelling at ridiculously high speeds while being taught by their parent paints a rather sad picture doesn’t it?

assassination attempt. Racerelated rioting erupted in the Brixton district of south London. Ten years ago: A 16-nation Asian summit in Bangkok, Thailand, was cancelled after demonstrators stormed the venue. Susan Boyle, a middleaged volunteer church worker, wowed judges and audiences alike with her soaring rendition of I Dreamed a Dream from the musical Les Miserables on the British TV show Britain’s Got Talent. Five years ago: President Barack Obama, in a fiery speech at civil

rights activist Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardising 50 years of expanded ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities. One year ago: Pope Francis admitted he made “grave errors” in judgment in Chile’s sex abuse scandal; during a January visit to Chile. A military transport plane crashed just after takeoff in Algeria, killing 257 people in the worst aviation disaster in

the history of the North African country. Today’s birthdays: Ethel Kennedy is 91. Actor Joel Grey is 87. Actress Louise Lasser is 80. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman is 78. Movie writer-director John Milius is 75. Actor Peter Riegert is 72. Movie director Carl Franklin is 70. Actor Bill Irwin is 69. Country singersongwriter Jim Lauderdale is 62. Songwriter-producer Daryl Simmons is 62. Rock musician Nigel Pulsford is 58. Actor Lucky Vanous is 58. Country singer Steve Azar is 55. Singer Lisa

Stansfield is 53. Actor Johnny Messner is 50. Rock musician Dylan Keefe is 49. Actor Vicellous Shannon is 48. Rapper David Banner is 45. Actress Tricia Helfer is 45. Rock musician Chris Gaylor is 40. Actress Kelli Garner is 35. Singer Joss Stone is 32. Actressdancer Kaitlyn Jenkins is 27. Thought for today: “If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed, and colour, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon.” – George Aiken, US Senator (1892-1984). – AP

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Thursday, April 11, the 101st day of 2019. There are 264 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On April 11, 1945, during World War Two, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany. On this date: 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.” (It was the last public address Lincoln would deliver.) In 1869, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Alfred Ernest Albert, arrived in Wellington, the first member of the British royal family to visit New Zealand. In 1916, the recently formed NZ Division arrived in France. In 1921, Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax, at 2 cents a package. In 1951, President Harry S. Truman relieved Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his commands in the Far East. In 1961, former SS officer Adolf Eichmann went on trial in Israel, charged with crimes against humanity for his role in the Nazi Holocaust. In 1966, Frank Sinatra recorded the song Strangers in the Night for his label, Reprise Records. In 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. 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 1980, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued regulations specifically prohibiting sexual harassment of workers by supervisors. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan returned to the White House from the hospital, 12 days after he was wounded in an


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Changes to help businesses, workers and families T

his month, thousands of businesses, workers and families across New Zealand are reaping the rewards of the work the Government was elected to deliver. Locals quite often get in touch with me with their concerns and their wishes. They want decent wages at work, a fair and balanced tax system and an economy that makes sure everyone shares in the rewards of economic growth. I’m sure this is what we all want for everyone in our community. On April 1 we implemented a raft of policies delivering on these promises. We all deserve to be paid appropriately for hard work. This week, the Government increased the minimum wage by $1.20 an hour – a pay boost that will support more than 200,000 of our lowest paid workers.

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But we’ve done more than that; if you work hard to get ahead by taking on more than one job – you won’t be paying any more unnecessary secondary tax. The end of the tax year is also fast approaching, but this year it will be different. If you’re due a tax refund, you won’t have to chase Inland Revenue – we’ve automated the process so the money you’re owed will come directly to you. For those New Zealanders who’ve already done the hard yards, we’ve made sure rates of New Zealand Superannuation

and Veterans Pensions increase to reflect wage increases under this Government. The net rate for a couple who both qualify for Super is rising by $15.82, to $632.54 a week. We’re also providing more support to Kiwi businesses so they can innovate and create jobs. With our new Research and Development tax incentive, more than 2000 businesses will be able to claim a 15 per cent tax credit on their research and development spending. This will help them invest in the future of their business, produce higher value goods for export, and create new, high-paying jobs. And with our reductions to ACC levies, businesses and self-employed workers will also be better off. We’ve dropped ACC levies on average from 72 cents to 67

cents per $100 liable earnings. This is great news for our local Mid Canterbury businesses. We’re delivering these important changes, managing the economy and the Government’s books responsibly, shown by good economic growth, low unemployment, strong wage rises, and a sustainable government surplus. I’ll be back in Ashburton on Friday for a busy day of visits and meetings, if you happen to see me please stop and say hi. I’d love to hear what you think about the Government’s work. Jo Luxton is a Labour list MP. The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of the Ashburton Guardian Co Ltd or any employee thereof.



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Sluggish farm sales, fewer buyers By Tim Cronshaw

A shrinking buyer base appears to be behind fewer farm sales in Canterbury partly because of the Government clampdown on overseas investment. Real estate agents remain confident, however, that the market will respond to strong market prices and low interest rates. Colliers Rural & Agribusiness director for Canterbury Shane O’Brien said the outlook remained positive despite the local market starting cautiously this year. He said strong farm product prices, low interest rates and a good growing season would bode well for the rural property sector. Farm sales were fewer than normal within the province, but those that had sold were at unchanged prices per hectare, he said. “I think the market fundamentals are good, farm returns are good, interest rates are low and the outlook for New Zealand farming and Brexit are strong. The market should remain reasonably positive.’’ He said fewer farm listings for autumn were likely a result of spring listings remaining unsold. Overseas buyers had previously purchased mainly Canterbury dairy farms or dairy support units and probably encouraged one or

two other sales downstream, he said. “I think the buyers that are around are active - there is just not as many of them as there used to be … Most of the farms that were bought in Canterbury from overseas were dairy farms or dairy support and probably the only other sale outside of that was Mt White Station.’’ O’Brien said neighbouring farmers were often the best buyers and there was plenty of evidence to support that in Mid Canterbury. “Right across Canterbury the interest is often within a 10 kilometre radius. We are not getting external capital in the market like we did 15 years ago from Taranaki, Waikato or overseas so the buyers are pretty much established Canterbury entities and families.’’ Buyers were taking longer to complete their due diligence as awareness increased around environmental compliance and the requirements of Environment Canterbury’s Plan Change 5, he said. The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says the 370 farms sold nationally in the three months to February were down by 14 sales, or 3.6 per cent from the same period a year ago. The median price per hectare for farms sold was $22,462, down $5061, or 18.4 per cent.

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Minister to beam into dairy farmers’ meeting Minister of Primary Industries Damien O’Connor will beam in via a video link to dairy farmers at the first of six DairyNZ Farmers’ Forums at Timaru on April 17. The forum at the Southern Trust Events Centre will have O’Connor talking in a video conference about what agriculture and dairying means to the greater region. O’Connor is among three guest speakers at the conference which will include Inspiring Stories chief executive and entrepreneur Guy Ryan. The former Young New Zealander of the Year will talk about transformational change and explain how his idea which started small developed into a movement. Ryan is expected to inspire farmers to focus on what they can control in the

dairy sector and to think about the power of young people. The other speaker is Julia Jones, analytics head at NZX and she will tackle the factors affecting the future of dairying globally and locally. Among the workshops that farmers can attend are topics on creating a sustainable motivated workforce through milking efficiency and the nitrogen challenge. The other workshop will provide insights on improving cow reproductive performance and the latest news on fertility research. Registrations are free for levy-paying farmers and their staff. The six farmers’ forums will be held throughout New Zealand in April and May.


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Farmers lean toward optimism By Tim Cronshaw

Farmer confidence is up a notch but remains in negative territory with pessimism outweighing optimism. Dairy farmers were found to be more upbeat than previously in a confidence survey by Rabobank. However, overall rural confidence was still down in the survey for the first quarter of the year with farmer concerns about government policy persisting. The result follows nine months of declining confidence. Of the farmers surveyed 16 per cent of them expected agricultural economic conditions to improve in the coming year, 25 per cent expected it to worsen, with the rest picking it to remain the same. This is a slight mood shift towards optimism than previously. Rabobank New Zealand country banking general manager Hayley Gourley said greater optimism among dairy farmers was the major driver of the improved overall confidence reading. “In the last survey of 2018, we saw 34 per cent of dairy farmers expecting conditions in the agricultural economy to worsen and only 13 per cent expecting an improvement, however, since then we’ve seen a long run of consecutive jumps in the GDT price index,” she said. Dairy farmers were now more evenly split on the direction of the agricultural economy with 23 per cent upbeat about conditions improving and 24 per cent expecting them to worsen, she said.

Horticulturalists and sheep and beef farmers were marginally less confident about the broader agricultural economy than in the previous survey. Horticultural producers, however, continue to have the most positive outlook of all the sector groups. Farmers expecting conditions to improve were mainly optimistic because of rising commodity prices, rising demand and overseas markets. Concern over government policies was the main reason for those leaning towards pessimism. “In addition to farmer concerns over signalled upcoming policy changes in relation to their future greenhouse gas obligations, and further freshwater reforms, the recent recommendations from the government’s tax working group are also likely to be playing on farmers’ minds,” Gourley said. She said farmers were particularly concerned by recommendations that a capital gains tax would be applied to farmland as well as new taxes introduced for fertiliser and water pollution. Sheep and beef farmers and horticulturalists were less optimistic than dairy farmers about the outlook for their farm businesses than previously. “This is the most pessimistic sheep and beef farmers have been about their own farming operations since early 2017,” Gourley said. Ongoing Brexit uncertainties and reports of a slowing Chinese economy had contributed to their concern.

Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation is inviting shareholders and the local community to an open day at the irrigation scheme’s newly-commissioned Akarana storage pond tomorrow. The 1.5 million cubic metre pond has improved the scheme’s operation and reduced reliance on on-demand pumping. Friday’s open day begins with barista-made coffee at the pond, at 500 Barkers Road, near Methven, from 9.30am. Shuttles will run to a viewing site but visitors are advised to wear suitable shoes. The storage pond was built by Damwatch Engineering and Rooney Earthmov-

ing and uses state-of-the-art construction and design. It was commissioned at the end of October. BCI, which has been delivering water to farmers since 2010, says the pond enables it to better control the long-term costs of delivery of water, which in turn provided economic benefits to the wider community. There will be a chance for visitors to ask any burning questions, as well as get an insight into the workings of the scheme and see its scale and complexity. To ensure there’s enough coffee for all, people wanting to visit should email

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Brash: RBNZ as supervisor was mistake By Jenny Ruth NZME

The Reserve Bank shouldn’t have been appointed the prudential supervisor of the general insurance industry, according to former bank governor Don Brash. His criticism is backed by Tower Insurance chief executive Richard Harding who says the current regulatory and supervisory framework administered by the Reserve Bank has proven to be “materially flawed and urgent overhaul is required”. However, the pair part company on what the correct remedy should be. And the Insurance Council of New Zealand, which says it represents general insurers that insure about 95 per cent of New Zealand’s market with policies covering about $1 trillion worth of property and liabilities, would clearly like to let sleeping dogs lie. “We support the enhancement of the status quo rather than more radical change,” and the current regime has worked well, the council says in its submission on the second part of the review of the Reserve Bank Act. But both Brash and Harding cite CBL Insurance’s failure in early

Former Reserve Bank governor Don Brash. 2018. The collapse was “a red flag for the effectiveness of the existing regime”, as Harding puts it. Brash says that when an insurance company starts getting into trouble and only the Reserve Bank is aware of that, “the bank is in an almost impossible position”. “If it discloses its concern to the market, the insurance company is almost certainly in potential jeopardy. If it fails to indicate concern, and worse still, if it forbids the insurance company concerned from making others aware of the bank’s concern, the bank

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Clearly, obtaining a credit rating is hardly foolproof. “CBL itself had a relatively strong rating prior to the Reserve Bank effectively closing its doors. But the benefit of a system which creates a strong incentive on insurance companies to strengthen their own claims-paying ability is surely to be preferred to one where insurance companies have an incentive only to meet the minimum standards imposed by the Reserve Bank,” Brash said. Tower’s Harding argues for a new regulator, separate from the Reserve Bank, along the lines of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. He rejects the approach Brash suggests. “The ‘light touch,’ or laissez faire, attitude to regulation and supervision is out of step with the inherent exposure of the New Zealand population and economy to risk,” Harding said. “The Reserve Bank lacks focus of clarity and purpose with regard to prudential regulation and supervision. The supervisory activities of the Reserve Bank are under-resourced, lacking in sufficient capability and capacity to meet the necessary objectives,” unlike offshore regulators, he said.


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is blamed for not disclosing that concern,” he says. The Reserve Bank initially forbade CBL from telling NZX about the central bank’s concerns. Instead of the current prudential supervision, Brash suggests reverting to the model in the early 1990s when all insurance companies were obliged to disclose a rating from a specialist insurance rating company, either A M Best or Standard & Poor’s, whenever an insurance contract was written or renewed. “That provided a strong incen-

tive for insurance companies to strengthen their claims-paying rating, knowing that by doing so they were enabled to charge slightly higher premiums,” he says. “That system also capitalised on the knowledge of the rating agencies about the strength of the international companies with which New Zealand insurers were writing reinsurance contracts.” Brash disclosed that he was a member of the committee that recommended the system of mandatory rating. “Of course, no system will prevent the failure of all insurance companies. AMI collapsed following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake and, though it had been expanding its business at least in part by under-cutting other insurance companies and was rated below many of those other companies, the then government undermined the system by paying out in full under all the insurance policies which the company had written,” Brash said. The government at the time was led by the National Party, a party Brash once led, and the AMI bailout cost the taxpayer about $1.5 billion.

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By Ben Goodale


magine a dystopian future in which mega-corporations have unfettered control of what information people consume, free of government regulation but vulnerable to the abuse of radical political activists, terrorists and cynical commercial entities. In this dark future, murky international forces plot to manipulate the course of elections worldwide. Some of these are governments, others are political mavericks who seek to disrupt the liberal world order. The population seems oblivious to it all, largely passive about the way in which they are being manipulated. What will save them? No, it’s not 2119, it’s 2019. We are here and currently the new digital empires (ie Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter etc) are uncontrolled, anarchically doing what they think is best to protect us from ourselves but vulnerable to exploitation by others. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has now called for governments to take a role in controlling how the internet is used. In an open letter published internationally, Zuckerberg said: “Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree.” He believes rules should be the same for all websites and has focused on harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. And governments, globally, are finally responding. The Australian Government is in dialogue with the global digital empires around delaying livestreams, hiring more moderators, scrutinising “nefarious” websites and encouraging users to report objectionable videos; and applying big penalties like prison sentences and large fines,

if terrorist content isn’t removed quickly on social media platforms. The British Government has just published a wide-ranging white paper to “make the UK the safest place in the world to be online”, targeting web content including child exploitation, false news, terrorist activity and extreme violence. There’s the possibility that top executives of major tech companies could be held directly liable for failing to police their platforms. New Zealand is behind the eight ball and the Government’s most recent expressed desire to seek “an international response” is clearly not the view of other countries who are simply getting on with it. There are three key areas that our own Government needs to address with the global tech giants. First, the spreading of hate, violence and exploitation via digital platforms. Facebook, Google, YouTube and others apply smart algorithms to target us for advertising. These can be adapted to hunt down what we deem anti-society. We just need to define what we mean by hate speak, violence and exploitation. Second, the malicious use of digital platforms to spread political misinformation (fake news) and to allow political radicals to hijack debate. Last week, the UK’s Guardian newspaper revealed over £1m ($2m) of recent pro-Brexit advertising by a lobbying firm that deployed ads pretending to be concerned members of the public applying pressure to ensure MP’s supported an exit deal or no deal. To contextualise this, this budget was more than all British political parties and the government spent in the last six months. The digital empires need to be legally obliged to identify and block this malign

use of their platforms. Third, they need to be transparent about how our data is being used. We are entering an era where data is becoming increasingly valuable, and recent events and the Cambridge Analytica revelations demonstrate that we can’t take our digital privacy for granted. New Zealand has not caught up yet with legislation to protect our data, although it is being worked on. We are well behind the EU with GDPR. The reality is that the global digital empires cannot be expected to self-regulate enough to keep us safe; because what are their boundaries when faced with the capricious nature of boards, exec team and shareholders wanting to maximise revenue? Mark Zuckerberg, often painted as a regular nerdy guy who netted billions with a great idea, is probably largely that – but also probably bitten by the business imperative to grow and make more money for him and shareholders. In New Zealand, directors are called to account for business failings. We should now be preparing legislation to ensure that equally we can pursue these global digital empires if they fail our standards, but we also need to enshrine what our “rulebook” is so they have something to measure their efforts against. We don’t need to wait for the rest of the world. Ben Goodale is a New Zealand advertising executive with many years experience in the use of data and digital. 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

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Squadron leader Luke Sutton, NZCF was at Ashburton Airport with No 24 (Ashburton) Squadron. The Air Cadets held Exercise Miramar 2019 during the past weekend. This exercise gave many of the cadets their first experience of not only flying, but taking the controls for takeoff, landing, circuits and lots more. This bunch of adrenaline-filled cadets also gained four Level 2 credits as part of their aviation training. The cadets give a huge thank you to the instructors from Ashburton Aviation Pioneers who gave up their weekend to take them into the sky. Front row (from left), Cadet McDonald, Cadet Smollett, back row (from left), Cadet Savage, Sergeant Kingan, Cadet Haslemore-Hampton, Cadet Champaigne, Cadet Chisholm, Cadet Sol, Cadet Feron, Cadet McKenzie, Leading Air Cadet McDonnell, flying instructor Ron McFarlane. PHOTO SUPPLIED


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Club news 14 Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Bowling Club The greens have been renovated after much work by the Green Staff. Just a few more trophy winners from the prize giving. Ladies: Club Fours McElinney Tray L. Spargo (s) H. Gooddall G. Crack, W. Herriott: Club Triples Eva Bishop Cup M. Eder (s) J. Ryk, A. Gibson :Club Pairs Handicap M. Kiddey Tray M. Eder (s) J. Ryk, A. Gibson: Club Handicap Singles AWBC Trophy H. Goodall : Men:Handicap Singles Dingwell Cup J Mills, Handicap Pairs Stanley Cup J. Ryk (s), M. Campbell: Graded Triples T. Blain {s) T. Watson, C. Rooke: Graded Fours Tarbottom Cup R. Gutberlet (s) T. Blain, H. Kemp, C. Rook: Runner Up Duncan Tray G. Eder (s), T. Watson, R. Herriott, M. Campbell. Don’t forget there are now cards Monday and Wednesdays 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start all welcome: Until next time stay warm and healthy.

Ashburton Golf Club Last Saturday was another wonderful day down at the Brandon, we had the second club champs qualifier and a big field took to the course. Jamie Stone laid down a good marker and put the fear of god into the Junior B grade, as he got his radar tuned in and shot a superb net 65 to pick up Radius Care player of the Day and also snaffle himself 12 RMF cup points. Darren Peace fancies getting his name on the honours board in his first season and shot a lovely 67, then old journeymen John Fechney and Brent MacGregor jumped on board with a couple of 68s. Fecho could well be a contender in the Junior A, but Arkwright has gone and got himself among the seniors and could well be getting a nose bleed, but I am sure a few big scores before the grades get set will see him back in the calm waters of the intermediate grade. We have three more qualifying rounds and grades get set on July 27. This Saturday we have a combined pairs stableford, note the earlier afternoon starting time of 11.30 meet for 12 noon tee off. RMF Cup points will be awarded on individual scores. Pop on down and join in the fun. Sunday sees the Ashburton boys venture out into the district for the next round of pennants. Hamish is taking the Hayes boys to a double-header at Tinwald, 36 holes of match play, these boys will always give their all. Hoppy is taking a strong Redpath team to Tinwald to play against the hosts, this will be tricky. Shane is taking the Moyes team to Highfield playing Rakaia, he has promised a new steely side to the team as they have been through a rigorous selection process, sorting out the wheat from the chaff, at last count he is now five players short of a six-man team, so if any one fancies a game give him a shout! In the Patterson grade Tom and his young pups will be at Methven against Mayfield, after a walk over against a weak Methven side last time out, the pups will need to show they are not all yap and bum fluff when they come up against the likes of Grizzly Blair, Ripper Read and Chopper Allan. Good luck boys, just to be safe, wear dark coloured trousers. In the other Patterson team, Captain Fantastic cannot even get a game, after the last round demolition of Tinwald a team vote was taken and Paddy was told he was better off captaining from the bench. The cheek of it. The boys are going down to Levels to take on Temuka, with Paddy at home, cleaning his clubs and washing his balls, waiting for a chance to jump back in. Results next week. Everyone have fun and give it a nudge. Good golfing

Ashburton MSA Petanque Club Our Ashburton doubles on March 10 went well with a good number of entries including 10 from our club, and seven of these were among those who played off in the championship. Our club men’s and women’s doubles

Thursday, April 11, 2019 were played two weeks later with eight players in each section. Karen Bensdorp and Betty King won the women’s title. The men’s title was won by Henry and Peter Marriott, a strong team when they get together. Our President Triples was played at the end of the month with six teams entered which was very pleasing. Five rounds were played and out of this two teams won four games and two teams wonthree games. The overall winner however was the team of Ellen Pithie, Wil Nuberg, and Peter Marriott. This year for the first time we played the Stephen Kyle Memorial Mixed Doubles on April 6. We had 15 teams taking part and this trophy was won by Rewa Kyle (Ashburton) and Ron Paterson (Ascot). We were all delighted that Rewa won this. The following day we hosted the Canterbury Triples and this was won by a Christchurch team, and the runners-up were Neville Bensdorp and Richard Browne (Ashburton) and Karen Stephen (Christchurch). It was a closely fought game with the final score being 13–12. Our thanks must go to all those members who helped in many different ways which of course helped make the weekend a success. This Friday we are having visitors from what was the Park Street Day Care who are coming along to play petanque and will prove that age doesn’t stop you from taking part in different activities. On Saturday we have several players going to Ascot to take part in their annual Autumn Triples Tournament.

Ashburton Writers’ Group President Julie Fechney welcomed members to the April meeting of the Ashburton Writers’ Group held recently. A quotation was read - “Don’t give up because of one bad chapter in your life, keep going, your story doesn’t end here” Rae advised that the Creative Communities grant to assist with the Short Story and Poetry Competition for children had been applied for. Business cards were to be purchased. Members were asked to come up with assignment ideas for the next financial year. The assignment for the meeting was “If We Get Arrested It’s Your Fault”. Members wrote of a three-year-old dog, no trespassing, walking, learn the lingo, shaving cream and an abandoned cottage. The instant exercise was to choose a topic from a mixture of photos. Members wrote of sins, park bench, palm tree, surprise holiday, the asylum and snatched handbag. The meeting concluded at 2.45pm with the serving of afternoon tea and a word exercise. The assignment for the May meeting is “You promised me”. Visitors are welcome to the meetings, please contact Rae at 308 8927.

Friendship & Entertainment Club Our 2019 season commenced on Tuesday April 2 with the annual dinner held in the MSA restaurant at 6.30pm. A social time at 5.30pm set the tone for a very pleasant evening. President Russell Anstiss welcomed the 45 attendees which included members from the Timaru, Waimate and Oamaru clubs with guest speakers Lindsay Barnett and Stewart Dunlop from The Men’s Shed. After an excellent two course meal, Lindsay and Stewart presented an interesting and informative talk on the origins and purposes of Men’s Sheds, including the huge amount of volunteer work that had been done for the establishment of the well-equipped Ashburton shed. At the conclusion of the presentation, Vice-president Tony Blain moved a vote of thanks with acclamation from the appreciative audience.

Hinds Women’s Institute The March meeting of the Hinds WI

was held in the Davison Room of the Hinds Community Centre on Wednesday 27 with 12 members present who were welcomed and then led by President, Rosa Bennett in the recitation of the Aspirations and the singing of the Ode. Some routine business was then dealt with including programme planning which has been helped by Betty doing for us a very nice booklet. The minutes and financial statements were read, then catering requirements for the forthcoming Anzac Day service in the Hall were sorted out. A report on the Founders Day service held at Staveley Church and domain on February 21 revealed a very enjoyable time with a good attendance. Plans too for the mid-winter flower and produce show were discussed as was the forthcoming Cup Day and Officers’ School. The date for Hinds WI for posy bowls to be delivered to the hospital is April 26. With the business finished with, the members then went into the kitchen and with the help of Jo Wilson some very interesting and colourful Easter Eggs were made with nozzle and icing in a range of colours. The finishing touches will be done by Jo. All agreed that this was a really good way to spend an afternoon and provided a chance to learn a new skill for many of the members. Birthday honours were observed, Janice Bota having recently celebrated her “Big 8”. The hostesses, Elizabeth Bell and Lorraine Baughan then provided a lovely afternoon tea. Betty Wilson was the winner of the day’s raffle, and a great lot of goods were sold at the sales table for funds and contributions for Cancer Society.

ing on Thursday March 28. Apologies were received. Hope McIntosh played the piano for the singing of the RSA song. No birthdays this month. Sympathy was given to anyone who has sadly lost a loved one. Sick members were wished a speedy recovery. Poppy Day is Friday, April 12. We won’t meet in April as Anzac Day is the fourth Thursday. Competitions for May 23 – earrings, oldest recipe book. Programmes for 2019-2020 were distributed. AGM the Rosebowl was presented to competition winner Kelly-Rose Blackburn. The runner-up being Colleen Wederell. Secretary Catherine read the minutes of the 2018 annual meeting, these were confirmed. Colleen read her very detailed president’s report. A very busy year. Claire read the financial report. Both reports were accepted. No election was held this year – so all remain in their positions. Patroness Ella Ferris, President Colleen Hands, Secretary Catherine Smith, Treasurer Claire Wesley, Committee A. Beatty, K. R. Blackburn, M. Coley, J. Peck, J. Tarbotton. Speaker Bevan Findlay was introduced. He is a safety officer for the Fire Service and is based full time at the Ashburton Fire Station. He showed two burnt kettles. His talk was really informative. Bevan was thanked for giving time to talk to members. Raffles were won by Colleen Wederell and Claire Wesley. No competitions this month. Hostesses Elaine and Elizabeth served afternoon tea to end a busy afternoon.

Mid Canterbury Provincial Rural Women

The weather played its part for the last evening of our Summer Series on Tuesday. Beginning early January through to daylight saving we’ve experienced a great turnout for this series with our last evening attracting 56 runners and walkers. Many have commented on the positive progress they have made and how much fitter they feel. Our Wednesday Walkers can choose either 5.30pm or 6pm to set off on their 5.4km town circuit. This week four at each session enjoyed a good brisk stride out. They commented the temperatures were a little cooler this week - we might see some extra layers being worn from now on! Nine of our walkers are training for half marathons in May and June so every opportunity for extra kms and the support of walking with others is seized. A dusting of snow on the mountains greeted our Saturday Early Birds at 7.30am! Six runners braved the first cold weather run of the season. I suspect there was much chatter that they hardly noticed! As with previous weeks they finished their morning with an enjoyable long coffee session at Columbus Café. Wendy and Paul Severins were our hosts for the Saturday Afternoon Meet. By 1.30pm the sun was out and it was a beautiful mild autumn afternoon. Eight walkers twisted and turned throughout the streets of Allenton completing 9km. They began as a group and then broke off into smaller sets depending on the pace. The same routine happened for the four runners who ran as a group for 30mins before peeling off and settling into different paces. The runners completed just over 14km which had them run through Allenton to Melrose Road, down the river track to Trevors Road, back up Walnut Avenue to finish. A delicious afternoon tea was enjoyed by all. Hanmer Springs was enjoyed over the weekend for five couples, both current and past members who relished catching up and socialising over a run and walk and recounting the many races and tales of their years competing together. Three club members took part in the CanInspire Colour Fun Run on Sunday and another two headed off to Geraldine for 17km on the hills. Until next week … keep moving everyone!

Both the Flirting with Wool Fashion Parade held at Merino Story Shop in Hinds and the Focus on Wool stand at the Kirwee Field Days were enjoyable and successful. With the Woollen Shoes and Woollen casket drawing in both women and men for in-depth discussion at Kirwee. Our next event is the ever popular Cook and Eat children’s cooking holiday programme on April 18. All 28 positions are taken up. This year it will be entered in the National RWNZ Best Provincial Innovation Awards. Members Jeanette Tarbotton and Kerry Maw Smith are attending the Associated Country Women of the World Conference being held in Melbourne April 4-10. We are saddened at the passing of dedicated RWNZ member Amy Jones, RWNZ National Life Member, South Canterbury Life Member and former Dominion Treasurer and treasured member of Lynnford Branch. Strong supporter of ACWW, Amy’s life of Service Simply Given in support of Rural Women everywhere. Branch News – Lynnford speaker Judith Summerville from Boost, Judith has volunteers mentoring children in 16 Mid Canterbury Schools who require extra literacy and writing skills, 1 hour, twice a week. Financed by Advance Ashburton and a bequeath.

MSA Golf Section On Sunday, May 7 the MSA Golf Section played against their Hornby rivals at Tinwald Golf Course. Playing in great conditions, the MSA Club came out on top winning the Ashhorn Trophy by 37.3 to 28.2, well done. Our winners on the day were Gary Stratford on 43 points, Bruce Sampson 39, Robin Simms 38, Steve Thomas and Darren Peace 38. Nearest the pins were Stewart Dunlop and Brent Smith. And finally Champ of the Day went to Trish Cates, well done to all. See you all on May 5 at Denfield.

RSA Women’s Section President Colleen Hands welcomed members to the Annual General Meet-

Run and Walk Ashburton

Target Shooting Mid Canterbury Well, the season got off to a rollicking start with a road trip to Dunedin for the annual match against the tiny West Taieri club, this year shot at the East Otago range in Dunedin. Our team had a great day with the top score going to our most Southern member Graham Hunter who lives and shoots in Invercargill but remains a member of our Coronation club. Our juniors put up a good show with Sam Smith, Emma Smith, Charlotte McKenzie and Jacob Kilworth all having a good day. After a stellar season at 50m outdoor shooting with the Christchurch Outdoor club Shania Harrison-Lee has lost nothing with three possible 100s to her name already this week. Go Shania! Lanelle McArthur is home from university and after a five-month break was very unlucky to settle for a 97 on her first target back. I guess, though, that the highlight of the week’s results is the 99.9 put up by Charlotte McKenzie, one of our younger juniors very definitely on the up. Pressure like this from the juniors is causing a lot of senior shooters to “up their game” which can only be a good thing. Two training “camps” have already been conducted this season, the first for up and coming juniors had eight attending and considerable improvement was achieved. The second session had a mixture of senior and junior shooters and the results of this day have become apparent. In addition a training course for Range Officers was held with a number of members gaining accreditation to officiate at open championships. A further training course is planned to bring members up-to-date with recent changes to the rules around marking. Have we been busy? You could say that. Phoenix club has a number of new members and are looking to be in good shape for the upcoming season. There are still a few of our promising juniors to put in an appearance but the coaches and selectors are positively salivating at the talent available.

Tinwald Red Cross Branch Meeting held on April 2 in the Tinwald Hall. President Pat O’Brien welcomed members and all stood to say the Red Cross Principles of which the first is “to have concern for all Humanity“. This principle was particularly acknowledged in light of the tragedy on March 15 where Red Cross personnel assisted in Christchurch. Members were thanked for making Red Cross Rose Day another successful day. A nomination for the NZRC Mid-South Canterbury Area Council was sought and a nomination was to be forwarded. Members were thanked who assisted with the cups of water at the Multi-Cultural Bite and at the Children’s Day. A report was given on the NZRC Combined Area Forum held at Darfield at which nine members attended. The main speaker was Dr. Rebecca Dudley who is the adviser to the New Zealand Red Cross on International Humanitarian Law who gave a very interesting address on how International Humanitarian Law applies in today’s world. Information was received from Volunteering Mid-South Canterbury on a workshop on mental health and wellbeing led by Pup Chamberlain. Meeting was closed and the guest speaker Jackie Rapley was introduced and gave us a most interesting talk on attending the New Zealand National Commemoration Service held on November 4, 2018 in Le Quesoy France commemorating 100 years since the end of World War One including the Liberation of Le Quesoy by the New Zealand Forces. She was thanked by Bev Reveley. Sales table and Raffle did a brisk trade and afternoon tea concluded another busy afternoon. Members brought flowers from their gardens which were made into a bouquet and laid along the fence line at Mosque.


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Team NZ ‘used mysterious device’ NZME America’s Cup champion Jimmy Spithill looks to be at it again. The former Oracle skipper who used mind games to get into the head of Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker in 2013, has made a claim that the victorious Team New Zealand crew two years ago used a “mysterious device” which aided them. Spithill pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history by fighting back from 8-1 down to beat Team New Zealand and defend the America’s Cup in 2013. However four years later his Oracle team were defeated by Team New Zealand, losing 7-1 in Bermuda. In an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa, the Australian claimed the Team New Zealand crew used a “mysterious device” during their 2017 campaign. “We simply learned to sail the catamaran up on the foils even upwind,” Spithill said in reference to the San Francisco comeback. “Both us and the Kiwis had tried this technique before the match to no avail. On 1-8 we realised that we were slower than them and that without upwind foiling we would have lost. “Ironically, in the last edition of the cup in Bermuda Team New Zealand had a mysterious device

that helped the crew control foiling.” Spithill may be referring to a device Team NZ’s skipper and wing trimmer Glenn Ashby used during racing. It was a hand-held device he called his “little x-box console” that controlled the shape of the wing. Other wings on the Team New Zealand boat were controlled by traditional winches, however Ashby was able to make micro adjustments to the wingsail simply by adjusting toggles on his control panel. Spithill will lead Luna Rossa at the 2021 America’s Cup as he seeks a third title. Speaking to last year, Spithill admitted he was looking forward to the opportunity to have another crack at the Kiwis after being too conservative in Bermuda. “I’m not going to lie to you, I want payback and revenge. That’s a big part of it,” Spithill said. “I love competition and they’re the best out there right now. For me, this is another opportunity to go against the best.” “I hate letting down my teammates and you carry that burden as I was the skipper and I take full responsibility. The two main things I learned from the last cup was 1) we were too conservative and 2) I didn’t go with my instincts enough on and off the water.”

“I want payback and revenge. That’s a big part of it (the next America’s Cup),” Jimmy Spithill said.

SPORTS DRAWS AND RESULTS RESULTS ■■ Golf Mayfield Golf Club April 9 - Ladies Division Aotearoa Cup, Coronation Medal Veterans Cup Aotearoa Cup Christine Ross Best Nett 84-13-71 Coronation Medal Christine Ross. Best Nett runners up Alison Vessey104-31-73, Anne Maree Blair 101-27-74, Marilyn Cross 103-29-74 Veterans Cup Jillian Lake 108-30-78 Sims Bakery Nearest the Pin 5 OR 14 Christine Ross Marilyn Cross 2nd Shot 2 or 11 Grade 0-29 Jan Clucas Grade 30+ Juliet McLeod. Two’s Juliet McLeod

Tinwald Golf Club April 9 – Ladies Division Stroke Madeleine Smith 69, Marilyn Bennett 71, Lyn Bird 72. Nearest the Pin: Murray Young Property Brokers (2nd Shot) #2 Maureen Colville, Sims Bakery #6 Not Struck, Mac & Maggie #12 Not Struck, Outdoor Adventure (2nd Shot) #16 Not Struck. 9 Hole Competition – Stroke Carol Shanks 33, Donalda Mitchell 37, Judith Smith 38 c/b.

■■ Shooting Target Shooting Mid Canterbury April 8 Colin Taylor 98.5,96.3,98.6, Sandy Bennett 98.3,99.6, 99.7, Mark Stewart 97.4,94.3, Lanelle McArthur 97.4, Keith Bonnington 99.5, 99.6, 96.5, Bill Rankin 97.4, Charlotte McKenzie 99.9, Michaela Smith 91.3, 93.3, Shania Harrison-Lee 99.7, 99.6, 100.8, Nick Stewart 99.6, 97.4, 98.6, Bryan Hunter 95.4, T.J. Stewart 94.4, Nina McKenzie 97.5.

Phoenix From rest: Tyler Tuki 88.0, Tane Moore 77.0, Mark

McQuillan 93.2, Sean McQuillan 78.0, Byron Pincott 78.1, Kate Small 56.0, Logan McCorkindale 95.3, From sling: Shikayla Hutchinson 88.1, Max Lambert-Lane 85.0,84.2, Brontson Cudmore 73.0, Amelia Swan 89.2, Madison Tourle 82.0, Tyler Tuki 75.0, Jack McIntosh 82.0, Michael Harris 81.0, Kevin Hooper 95.3, 93.3, Mark Anderson 93.3, Gene Moore 81.1, Tane Moore 71.0, Logan McCorkindale 85.0, Aimee Harris 90.2, Shania Harrison-Lee 100.8, 100.5, Sandy Bennett 99.5, T.J. Stewart 98.4, Keith Bonnington 94.4.

DRAWS ■■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club April 13 – Weekend Ladies LGU - champ qualifying, Rnd 3 Bonnington Cup Report 8.15am Convenor: S Bradford - 0211590983, B Fechney 0211305366 April 16 – Mid-Week Ladies LGU - champ qualifying, Rnd 1 Mildred Doak (Silver qual) - Report - 9.00am Starters - D Hinton, M Watson April 18 – Nine hole Men and Women Ambrose Secretary - M Morgan – 0279645380, Club Captain - S Lemon - 0274054910

Gastelum ready for Adesanya AAP Kelvin Gastelum says he’s not over the heartbreak of the late cancellation of his title fight with Australia’s UFC middleweight world champion Robert Whittaker. However, the American is “1000 per cent ready” for this weekend’s interim title clash with New Zealander Israel Adesanya. Gastelum’s title fight with Whittaker at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on February 10 was called off just a few hours beforehand, with the champion requiring emergency surgery after suffering from a

collapsed bowel and an internal hernia. Fourth-ranked Gastelum will fight fifthranked Adesanya in Atlanta on Sunday, with the winner expected to fight Whittaker in the second half of the year. Gastelum said he hadn’t heard from the Whittaker camp since leaving Melbourne and resumed training two weeks later. “Oh man, I’m still not over it, it was heartbreaking,” Gastelum told AAP. “When all your thoughts, all your emotions all your work were focused on this one moment, and it gets taken away from you, it just does something to you.”

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In brief Ferns beat Norway The Football Ferns have beaten Norway for the first time in nearly 40 years. New Zealand earned a 1-0 win over the 12th ranked Norwegians in their friendly in Spain, courtesy of a fifth minute Rosie White goal. The match was classed as an A international, unlike Saturday morning’s closeddoor defeat and is their second win in seven games against Norway and first since 1981.- NZME

High hopes for Gallen

Members of the Mid Canterbury Boxing Academy produced some outstanding results at the recent South Island Novice Championships. PHOTO SUPPLIED


Boxers shine at SI champs By Matt Markham

A dream to be crowned the winners of the Novice Championship Shield at the South Island Novice Boxing Championships recently became a reality for the Mid Canterbury Boxing Academy in Christchurch. A 16-strong group of boxers travelled up the road to compete in the championships and the Ashburton club’s name was shining in the bright lights throughout the tournament with the club taking home the most wins during the championship – heading off some much bigger South Island clubs in the process. Head coach, Cornelius Grobler said that the shield win was only the start with a big year still ahead. “This is a big year for our acad-

emy where we have our biggest and strongest team yet,” he said. “Winning at this tournament is only the start, we have big plans to dream big and win big.” But the overall success can be attributed to a much deeper line of work being undertaken by Grobler and his fellow coaches; Rob Glenie, James Morrison and Don Sauer, with a real focus on not only teaching members about boxing, but also about life. “Our main goal is to mentor the boys at the academy and guide them as well with life skills. “For the really serious boxers we also offer support and coaching to help them achieve their goals. “What we saw on the weekend was team work at its finest, whether you box competitively or not, success is produced in the environment that you train

and the attitude you bring. “The academy is full of successful attitudes.” While 16 competitors headed to the championships the real disappointment was that only 11 got the opportunity to get into the ring and fight. Ashburton entered boys from 30kgs up to 81kgs, but were unable to fight matches for those weighing 50kg and under meaning that five members didn’t get the opportunity to fight. With a number of members heading in to tackle their first ever match-ups, the expectation of wanting to bring back the shield served as the perfect motivator to get the result in the ring. Overall the Ashburton club claimed 10 fights including semi-finals and finals, they picked up five gold medals, four

silvers and two bronzes – and event organisers believed it was a record amount of wins for one club. Such was the dominance of Ashburton at the championships, in some categories clubmates were having to square off with each other in the ring in both the Under 60kg Elite and 75kg Elite categories with Tyler Gola (60kg) and Hazani Fa’amoetavloa (75kg) beating Shivnil Kumar and Juan Spennacchio respectively. Also grabbing gold medals were: Toby Wolf 60kg Youth, Cameron Welsh 69kg Youth and William Fifita 54kg Cadet while, Corbin Davis 69kg Elite and Dennis Nguyen 57kg Junior picked up silver. Ben Glenie 60kg Junior and Harrison Davies 81kg Elite grabbed bronze as well.

Cronulla are hoping to have Paul Gallen back from a rib injury to give their injury-depleted NRL pack some much needed experience against the Sydney Roosters on Saturday. Already without Aaron Woods, Wade Graham and Matt Moylan through injury, Gallen, Shaun Johnson and Josh Dugan missed training on Tuesday but were due back on the paddock yesterday. “It comes down to (wanting his) experience, Gal is a 300-game veteran and has done everything in the game. He is one of the quality players you need in your team,” forward Andrew Fifita said. - AAP

Four Rebels changes Melbourne have made four changes to their Super Rugby starting XV as they look to bank their first win over a South African opponent this season when they host the Stormers at AAMI Park. Young Wallabies back Jack Maddocks is out with a minor knee injury, lock Matt Philip has a bruised heel and hooker Anaru Rangi has an ankle issue, while prop Sam Talakai has been rotated into the starting side for Friday night’s game. - AAP

Magic steps down Magic Johnson has announced his resignation as Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations at an impromptu news conference before the team’s NBA regularseason finale against Portland. He said team owner Jeanie Buss had not been told of his decision in advance. Johnson, a Hall of Famer from his playing days with the Lakers, said he is resigning because he doesn’t enjoy the job. - AAP


Japan captain slams Sunwolves’ Super axing AAP Japan captain Michael Leitch has accused top tier nations of wanting to keep high level rugby to themselves following the decision to axe the Sunwolves from Super Rugby next year. SANZAAR’s move to revert to a purely southern hemisphere competition was a major blow for Japan and those who champion the growth of the game, as the nation prepares to showcase its development as hosts of this year’s World Cup. New Zealand-born Leitch, who hasn’t featured for the Sunwolves this season due to commitments

with the Japan national team, believes this is a mistake and that exposure to higher levels of competition is the only way to grow the sport he loves. “It feels like the strong teams play within themselves and won’t let anyone else in,” Leitch said in an interview. “The Japanese team, we need exposure and we need to be playing top, Tier One nations on a regular basis. “I am very disappointed. The reason the national team now is making great steps towards beating quality sides is because we have got that exposure to a higher level.”

Japan have made strides in recent years, following their famous victory over South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. They have recorded comfortable victories over Italy and Tonga and drawn with France in Paris. The Sunwolves, who beat NSW Waratahs two weeks ago, joined Super Rugby in 2016 as World Rugby looked to ramp up enthusiasm for World Cup, which begins in Tokyo on September. 20. The sport’s governing body has insisted that hosting the first World Cup outside the sport’s traditional heartland will boost the sport in Asia. But the decision to exclude the

Sunwolves from the Super Rugby club competition appears to contradict that. “To grow the game in Asia, we need the Sunwolves to be playing, and ideally we want the Sunwolves to be a team that all the Asian countries can look up to,” argued Leitch. “I think the Sunwolves was the key to expanding in Asia, playing in Singapore and Hong Kong ... but the powers who control the world clearly didn’t see it like that.” There has been talk of a lucrative, competitive league being set-up in Japan following the World Cup, but the Japanese

Rugby Football Union are yet to confirm any changes to the sport’s structure. One thing is for certain as far as Leitch is concerned: The current Top League structure will not produce players capable of challenging the established powers at the top of the international game. “To be honest with you, Top League doesn’t prepare you well for Test matches,” said Leitch. “It will prepare you to beat Tier Two teams on a regular basis, but if you want to become a real formidable force in the world then you have got to be playing in the most competitive competition.”


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In brief Franks ruled out Owen Franks’ stop-start Super Rugby season has hit another judder-bar. The Crusaders and All Blacks prop has been left out of the squad to play the Highlanders on Friday in Christchurch due to a shoulder injury. Franks has played just once in the last month, clocking 40 minutes against the Brumbies last week. Crusaders coach Scott Robertson says Franks will go for a scan and they’ll take their time with him. “He’ll get a scan ... see how things are going with his shoulder,” said Robertson. “And the best thing for him, we just realise that we’ll take our time with our players because we’ve got the depth in the squad, something we’re really fortunate to have.” - NZME

Tevaga cleared to play


Rakaia course a good test for golfers Sending a ball flying towards the green during the Rakaia Golf Club’s annual 27-hole tournament on Sunday is Paul Greenwood. Taking out the titles on offer were Sally Jones for the women, with a total of 46 stableford points ahead of Sally Smith and Tina Pearce with 45, and Egypt Pearce for the men, with a total of 60 stableford points. John McBeath and Bernie Walsh were next best with 58 stableford points each. PHOTO HEATHER MACKENZIE 070419-HM-0170


‘Pick Australia over NZ’ nzme

Teenage sprint sensation Edward Osei-Nketia has been advised not to chase his dream of Olympic glory in the black singlet – by the only other New Zealand sprinter of international quality. Seveteen-year-old Osei-Nketia, son of New Zealand record holder Gus Nketia, has been in an eligibility tug of war ever since he won the Australian senior 100m title in Sydney over the weekend. He is now believed to be the world’s second-fastest current junior (under-20), with his Sydney semifinal time of 10.19s, behind only 18-year-old Jamaican Oblique Seville’s 10.13s. Osei-Nketia, who has attended Scots College in Wellington on a scholarship this year, spent the eight previous years in Australia, where he first started sprinting. Following his amazing victory at Sydney’s Olympic Park, the big flyer revealed Aussie officials have approached him about running in the green and gold. Joseph Millar, the five-time New Zealand champion in the 100m, says it’s an opportunity Osei-Nketia shouldn’t pass up. “He truly deserves the title of ‘freak’ because that’s exactly what he is,” Millar told TVNZ.

“If it was me I’d be running for Australia, there’s a good crop of sprinters in Australia at the moment which would make a great relay and he’d obviously be a part of that.” Though Osei-Nketia has expressed a desire to represent New Zealand at the Olympics – and is believed to also harbour dreams of playing rugby for the All Blacks – Australia does loom as an attractive option particularly given their successful relay programme. “I know for him he’s got a few different things to consider. It’s not just an athletics decision. He’s got to factor in rugby, whether that is 15s or sevens, and wanting to emulate his father who wore the black singlet,” Millar told Stuff. “The amount of support he would be able to get from them would be greater than what is available in New Zealand because of the ability to have relays and stuff. “You’ve got an event where Australia can make an Olympic final and once you make an Olympic final in a relay then you’re up for a medal.” Millar was at odds with Athletics NZ last year over his selection for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Initially left out of the New Zealand squad, Millar was a last-minute inclusion before failing to make the final in the men’s 200.

Warriors utility Jazz Tevaga is free to play South Sydney in this weekend’s NRL match on the Sunshine Coast. He’s been cleared after facing a judiciary hearing for a grade one dangerous contact offence from the match against the Titans. Karl Lawton’s starting at hooker, with Issac Luke in the extended reserves as he overcomes a hamstring niggle. Luke’s availability remains uncertain, but coach Sttephen Kearney’s selected him for a reason. - NZME

Bright future for teen The future looks bright for 15-yearold golfer Hye Park who shot a course-record, eight under par 65 to dominate the first round of the Australian Girls’ Championship. Park was 10 under through 15 holes with 10 birdies before bogeys at the 16th and 17th at Coolangatta-Tweed Heads River course yesterday. The hot round left the Year 9 student five shots clear of nearest rival, Min A Yoon of South Korea. Also Korean-born, Park relocated to Queensland three years ago. “My putting was so great, so I wasn’t that nervous,” Park said. - AAP

Talanoa retires Former South Sydney winger Fetuli Talanoa has retired from rugby league with immediate effect due to a wrist injury. Talanoa, 31, who has spent the last five seasons with Super League side Hull, scored 40 tries in 95 matches for Souths between 2006 and 2012 before heading to England. He made 128 appearances for the Black and Whites and called time on his 13-year career after suffering a fresh wrist injury which will require surgery. “This has been the hardest decision for me and my family but the timing now feels right for our journey to come to an end,” Talanoa said. - AAP

Pele back in Brazil

Joseph Millar failed to qualify for the final at last year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Soccer legend Pele has arrived home in Brazil after a spell in a French hospital and was immediately taken to a Sao Paulo clinic for further tests, doctors said. “At the moment, he is undergoing admission exams and his health is good,” doctors at the Israelite Albert Einstein Hospital said. Pele was hospitalised in France last Wednesday. The 78-year old was diagnosed as suffering from a urinary infection and was treated with antibiotics and released on Monday. - AAP

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Plenty left for Speeding Spur NZ Harness News Despite being in the twilight of his career, Speeding Spur’s future possibilities have been left wide open. The grand trotter willed his way back in to group 1 winning form with a determined effort to take out the New Zealand Trotting Championship at Addington on Friday. The race was widely expected to be the John and Josh Dickie trained squaregaiter’s Addington swansong and his third-last start. However, Speeding Spur’s future plans will not be cemented until an upcoming meeting of his shareholders is held. That leaves the possibility open that the Pegasus Spur entire could go around on the Australasian open class circuit again next season. Speeding Spur could also be sent overseas, possibly to North America, for a campaign there. Though there has been speculation that that is an option his owners are looking in to, they would not confirm anything until after the group meets in the coming weeks. Before that theory emerged as a possibility, Speeding Spur was expected to retire after next month’s Rowe Cup, ahead of him commencing his stud career. That also remains a possibility for the trotter’s owners. No matter how many group 1 wins Speeding Spur notches,

NZ Racing Desk

Speeding Spur (inside) was too tough in last Friday’s Fred Shaw Memorial New Zealand Trotting Championship. PHOTO SUPPLIED it will not be enough for Joshua Dickie to stop marvelling at him. Dickie was left in awe of the brave squaregaiter after the horse fought his way back to group 1 winning form after suffering a pulmonary haemorrhage in Australia just two starts ago. “It was pretty cool tonight, to have the old horse back winning a group 1,” the trainer-driver said on Friday night. “It always amazes me he can still can get out there and run as good as the best in New Zealand.” “I take my hat off to the horse, he is an unbelievable horse, he

has been through a lot in his life.” Speeding Spur was made to earn the ninth group 1 win of his career when he, Sundees Sun and Winterfell were in a threehorse war at the 500m. Sundees Sun drew half a length in front of Speeding Spur at the 400m. But, the veteran held the inside running, which was a key to his victory. “We were really clicking down the back straight.” “When they first started I was worried they might zip around him, but he did enough to hold them.”

“Then, it was going to be a battle up the straight.” Speeding Spur tenaciously held off Sundees Sun, before the runner-up rolled in to a gallop on the line. It is that bravery that has become the signature strength of the seven-year-old’s career. “He loves winning and you don’t come across too many horses who have that real desire to win.” Speeding Spur will have his next start in the Anzac Cup at Alexandra Park before attempting to defend his 2018 Rowe Cup title.

Matamata celebrates Brutal Group One NZTBA The Matamata thoroughbred community celebrated another Group One victory on Saturday when Brutal took out the Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick. The three-year-old colt was bred by Auckland-based Anne Storey and her mother Ruth Kerr-Taylor and was born and raised at Mapperley Stud near Matamata, who sold him through their 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale draft to Hawkes Racing


Glory Days hits the big smoke

for $220,000. The Matamata connection runs further, with Brutal being by Waikato Stud’s deceased champion stallion O’Reilly and his dam Alberton Princess is now owned by local horseman Gary Hennessy and his wife Jenny. Brutal is from the last crop of O’Reilly and became his sire’s fourteenth individual Group One winner with Saturday’s result. He is the fifth foal from stakesplaced mare Alberton Princess, who was bred by Storey and her

late father Evan Kerr-Taylor. When Storey and her mother decided to sell up their mares, Hennessy bought them to send to Ocean Park, who he trained to win five Group One races. “I bought Alberton Princess and her three-quarter sister Lady Alberton at the Broodmare sale in 2016 to send to Ocean Park,” he said. “It’s a great old family, it’s the same family as Hi Jinx. It’s a brilliant result and we have a lot to look forward to with these two lovely mares. While Hennessy has support-

ed Ocean Park with the two mares, he is also looking forward to supporting current stable star Ocean Emperor when he eventually heads to stud. “Alberton Princess didn’t get in-foal after her Ocean Park, so we sent her to Darley and she is now in-foal to the European Champion Miler Ribchester,” Hennessy said. “Lady Alberton produced an Ocean Park filly in the spring and she is empty this year. If we can find a stud to stand Ocean Emperor we will send her there.”

The pride of Waverley, Glory Days, has arrived in Sydney ahead of her tilt at Saturday’s $A2 million Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick. The lightly-framed stayer touched down on Tuesday evening and has pleased her trainer Bill Thurlow. The last-start Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m) winner is based at Richard Litt’s Warwick Farm stable and it will just be a case of maintenance work between now and Saturday. “She has travelled over really well,” Thurlow said. “We’re very happy with her and she has eaten up and been drinking well, which is good to see. “It is a nice spot here, it is very quiet, and Richard has been really accommodating.” Glory Days has done the majority of work at home, aside from a searching gallop between races at Wanganui last week. “She came through that gallop well,” Thurlow said. “She was a bit keen, but being raceday and plenty going on, she might have thought she was there for business and she can pull a bit. “We think we had her nearly ready to go before we left home and coming over so late, that was always the plan that she would need to be ready before she got on the plane.” Allocated 52kgs, Glory Days will be ridden by ace lightweight jockey Corey Brown, who last week partnered Angel Of Truth to an on-pace success in the Gr.1 Australian Derby (2400m). Brown will likely find himself towards the rear of the field on Glory Days, with the six-year-old mare drawn wide in barrier 19. “It’s probably not a bad thing (the draw) because we were probably always going to go back,” Thurlow said. “But we are really happy with our horse and if she runs up to expectations, she will run a very good race.” Glory Days is rated a $17 chance in a market headed by the Charlie Appleby-trained Dubhe at $3.20.

Manawatu harness Today at Manawatu Raceway

Manawatu Harness Racing Club Inc Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 11 April, 2019 NZ Meeting number: 7 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 5.23pm (NZT) KEITH CHITTENDEN MEMORIAL HANDICAP TROT $9000, r40-r67 spechcp, stand, 2500m 1 45345 Danke (1) fr....................................G Martin 2 36323 Leesa Castleton (2) fr....................S Phelan 3 52646 Shona Mary (U1) fr...................... S Dickson 4 1909P Mackali (U2) fr..........................S Abernethy 5 24857 Commando One (1) 10M................S Doody 6 26798 Grenado (U1) 10M................... J Abernethy 7 65374 Laura Bush (1) 20M...................... B Orange 8 41101 Such Fun (U1) 20M......................Z Butcher 9 61601 Need Luck (U1) 35M...............B Butcher (J) 2 5.49pm MATT & MARION HICKEY MOBILE PACE $9000, 3yo+ r40-r49., mobile, 2500m 1 95868 Port Delight (1) fr.............................S Ottley 2 00774 Scelta Uno (2) fr...........................D Butcher 3 97998 Geoff’s Legacy (3) fr......................S Phelan 4 56205 Red River Dash (4) fr............... J Abernethy 5 30322 The Kapiti Express (5) fr..............K Marshall 6 88539 Jack Bates (6) fr......................B Butcher (J) 7 24363 Amaro (7) fr..........................D Ferguson (J) 8 10904 Jackhammer Joe (21) fr............... B Orange 9 74932 Express Play (22) fr..................S Abernethy

10 78796 Pure Desire (23) fr................. A Harrison (J) 11 96363 Bettor Trenz (24) fr........................Z Butcher 3 6.13pm DES & MARION WEBB MOBILE PACE $9000, 3yo+ r50-r54., mobile, 2500m 1 94901 Unfinished Business (1) fr............ B Orange 2 13745 Milner (2) fr....................................S Phelan 3 38526 Fancy Schmancy (3) fr.........D Ferguson (J) 4 40317 Mhai Uptown Girl (4) fr............B Butcher (J) 5 64331 Notorious (5) fr.............................Z Butcher 6 31639 Ideal Tiger (6) fr........................S Abernethy 7 46115 Sarabi (7) fr........................... A Harrison (J) 8 69081 Xmas Bay (21) fr.........................K Marshall 9 50967 Mustang GT (22) fr.............. A Fitzgerald (J) 10 25418 Karolyi (23) fr................................D Butcher 11 14453 Motoring Major (24) fr......................S Ottley 12 2x598 Sauchiehall (25) fr.................... J Abernethy 4 6.38pm CARTOWN MOBILE PACE $9000, r54-r59., mobile, 2500m 1 32801 My Mate Ben (1) fr........................ B Orange 2 52312 Catch The Dream (2) fr................Z Butcher 3 81534 Sheikh Yabooty (3) fr................S Abernethy 4 46696 Gotta Moment (4) fr.....................K Marshall 5 12479 Maddisons Desire (5) fr...................S Ottley 6 7P477 Bettor Sensation fr....................... Scratched 7 25143 Jetenara (6) fr...............................D Butcher 8 93651 Dana Dawn (21) fr 9 67312 Liberal Arden (22) fr......................S Phelan

10 42446 Mister Harris (23) fr.................B Butcher (J) 11 80881 Black Art (24) fr................... A Fitzgerald (J) 5 7.03pm DOUG, WENDY & ERIN GALE MOBILE PACE $9000, r80., mobile, 2500m 1 7P477 Bettor Sensation (1) fr.....................S Ottley 2 41125 Lincoln Moment (2) fr............... J Abernethy 3 21872 Anna Barclay (3) fr...............D Ferguson (J) 4 72334 Westar Sam (4) fr..........................S Phelan 5 00111 Apocalypse (5) fr.......................... B Orange 6 x41x9 Ivana Flybye (6) fr....................B Butcher (J) 7 14146 The Night Hawk (7) fr...................D Butcher 8 25553 Ruebe Star (21) fr.........................Z Butcher 6 7.28pm PAUL CLARIDGE ELECTRICAL MOBILE PACE $9000, r40-r44., mobile, 2000m 1 97805 Arcano (1) fr............................. J Abernethy 2 22746 Katamach (2) fr.............................Z Butcher 3 0x574 Honour The Bet (3) fr................... B Orange 4 09075 Rangi Rangdu (4) fr.................B Butcher (J) 5 34433 Our Wicklow (5) fr..........................S Phelan 6 50087 Phillydotcom (6) fr...........................S Ottley 7 80800 Lincoln Lovely (7) fr..................S Abernethy 8 36599 Itsokbeingbetter (21) fr.......... A Harrison (J) 9 68627 Uncle Drew (22) fr........................D Butcher 7 7.54pm REHAB PHYSIO CENTRE MOBILE PACE $9000, r46-r49., mobile, 2000m 1 56205 Red River Dash fr........................ Scratched 2 15858 T C Business (1) fr................ A Harrison (J)

3 70x16 Brooke’s Image (2) fr...................K Marshall 4 34487 J Bee (3) fr....................................D Butcher 5 66569 Waingaro Mara (4) fr.....................S Phelan 6 00774 Scelta Uno (5) fr.......................S Abernethy 7 73573 Hezaluckygrinner (6) fr.........D Ferguson (J) 8 73510 Arty Pharty (21) fr....................B Butcher (J) 9 39242 Betstars Blue Jean (22) fr............. B Orange 8 8.20pm SPEIGHTS ALE HOUSE MOBILE PACE $9000, non-winners 3yo+ mr40 to mr48., mobile, 2000m 1 88036 Mainland Reactor (1) fr................. B Orange 2 32224 Zip Code (2) fr...............................S Phelan 3 34024 Maria Kirilenko (3) fr................. J Abernethy 4 x6603 Gladamare (4) fr...........................Z Butcher 5 40525 Changed My Mind (5) fr...................S Ottley 6 5x892 Pekeson (6) fr..............................K Marshall 7 56660 Moniaive (7) fr......................D Ferguson (J) 9 8.45pm NEXT MEETING APRIL 30TH/MAY 2ND MOBILE PACE $9000, non-winners 3yo+ mr40 to mr48., mobile, 2500m 1 005 Chalberg (1) fr.............................. B Orange 2 22522 Ain’t Nothing Bettor (2) fr..............D Butcher 3 08667 Downtown Babe (3) fr...........D Ferguson (J) 4 45753 Beaudiene Emerald (4) fr...... A Harrison (J) 5 99 Awesome (5) fr.........................S Abernethy 6 7526 Verdelho (6) fr...............................Z Butcher 7 09878 Jamie Fraser (7) fr.......................K Marshall

LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down SELECTIONS: Race 1: Need Luck, Such Fun, Leesa Castleton, Laura Bush, Danke Race 2: The Kapiti Express, Bettor Trenz, Express Play, Port Delight, Scelta Uno Race 3: Unfinished Business, Fancy Schmancy, Sauchiehall, Milner, Motoring Major Race 4: Mister Harris, Liberal Arden, Catch The Dream, Gotta Moment, Black Art Race 5: Ivana Flybye, Apocalypse, Westar Sam, Anna Barclay, Ruebe Star Race 6: Our Wicklow, Katamach, Arcano, Honour The Bet, Uncle Drew Race 7: Brooke’s Image, Betstars Blue Jean, Hezaluckygrinner, Arty Pharty, J Bee Race 8: Pekeson, Gladamare, Zip Code, Maria Kirilenko, Changed My Mind Race 9: Ain’t Nothing Bettor, Chalberg, Beaudiene Emerald, Verdelho, Downtown Babe


M3 Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington Raceway Meeting Date: 11 April 2019 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.11pm (NZT) THE FITZ SPORTS BAR SPRINT C2, 295m 1 62322 Cisco Reign 17.58......................... L Waretini 2 68416 Cathy Maree 17.17........................... M Grant 3 56775 Sozin’s Blue 17.31......................J McInerney 4 45476 Sass ‘Em Up 17.31 J M....................McCook 5 26631 Aquiver 17.59..................................... B Dann 6 38731 Homebush Flynn 17.30...............J McInerney 7 46711 Homebush Pierce 17.54.............J McInerney 8 43652 Broken Penniless 17.45.................. G Cleeve 9 53463 Homebush Carl nwtd..................J McInerney 10 23728 Gotcha Zena 17.48.....................J McInerney 2 12.28pm HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEOFF MCKENZIE DASH C3, 295m 1 76846 Loco Lola 17.18..........................A Bradshaw 2 61734 Goldstar Jay Jay 17.25 S &...............B Evans 3 52133 Opawa Waihemo 17.33.....................R Wales 4 34575 Debbie Baxter 17.11...................J McInerney 5 43481 Lisa’s Boy 17.24............................... R Casey 6 34323 Sierra Delta 17.34 S &......................B Evans 7 63182 Call Me Flo 17.24.......................A Botherway 8 33113 Smash Gator 17.39........................... M Grant 9 6x455 Twizel Storm 17.55........................... M Grant 10 44678 Goldstar Marvely nwtd S &...............B Evans 3 12.46pm ANGLERS ARMS TAVERN DASH C3, 295m 1 84677 Epic Rose 17.50 J M.........................McCook 2 84516 Nippa Eel 17.33..........................J McInerney 3 51375 Chanyaka 17.34................................. B Dann 4 87122 Goldstar Avalon 17.31 S &................B Evans


Thursday, April 11, 2019

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Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway 5 52243 Astrid 17.20.........................................J Dunn 6 11132 Yi Feng 17.28..............................J McInerney 7 56745 Jinja Ellie 17.26................................. A Joyce 8 47111 Know Charisma 17.27.................... G Cleeve 9 6x455 Twizel Storm 17.55........................... M Grant 10 57448 Smash Bomber 17.23....................... M Grant 4 1.03pm FLAIR SPRINT C2, 295m 1 211P5 Dyna Diode nwtd...........................C Roberts 2 24248 Gracie Lee 17.30........................J McInerney 3 16335 Hatfield 17.28................................. L Waretini 4 13213 Smash Achiever 17.16...................... M Grant 5 14756 Goldstar Power 17.49 S &................B Evans 6 44517 Homebush Tasha 17.44..............J McInerney 7 48722 Aroha 17.19.....................................B Pringle 8 21534 Homebush Scorpio 17.38...........J McInerney 9 53463 Homebush Carl nwtd..................J McInerney 10 17346 Epic Boom 17.47 J M........................McCook 5 1.21pm THURSDAY PLACE PICK SPRINT C3, 295m 1 62162 Goldstar Spotty 17.41 S &................B Evans 2 31864 Dagny 17.38 J M...............................McCook 3 85221 Culvie Lass 17.33 H &..........................Taylor 4 12541 Jinja Cream Fizz 17.27..................... A Joyce 5 13184 Snickerdoodle 17.42.......................... B Dann 6 82471 Homebush Finn 17.21................J McInerney 7 53312 Boston Powers 17.22..................A Bradshaw 8 78472 Nippa Martino 17.22...................J McInerney 9 6x455 Twizel Storm 17.55........................... M Grant 10 28368 My Bro Michael 17.29.................M Robinson 6 1.38pm KAISA EARTHWORKS PH.0272073323 DASH C2, 295m 1 34676 Homebush Comet 17.55.............J McInerney 2 12621 Raptor Attack 17.38....................A Bradshaw 3 24231 Okuku Billy 17.18............................. R Casey 4 73468 Jitterbug Jewel 17.36.....................C Roberts

5 12576 Sefton Jay 17.46.........................J McInerney 6 44372 Jaded Affair 17.35.......................... L Waretini 7 21444 Blazing Banjo nwtd.....................J McInerney 8 48121 Homebush Boots 17.42..............J McInerney 9 51571 Trajan nwtd.................................J McInerney 10 85377 Whose He 17.44............................... A Joyce 7 1.56pm SPRINGSTON HOTEL STAKES C3, 520m 1 63375 Hard Questions 30.01..................... G Cleeve 2 26863 Dyna Monty 29.94..........................C Roberts 3 84723 Barge Bale 30.20...........................D Roberts 4 78784 Black Dan nwtd...........................J McInerney 5 56631 Malaga Molly 30.58.....................J McInerney 6 81436 Know Conclusion 30.31.................. G Cleeve 7 43826 Kia Tere 30.48 S &............................B Evans 8 15717 Little Secret 30.44.......................... L Waretini 9 61865 Chunk 30.88...............................J McInerney 10 36682 Know Shame 30.04........................ G Cleeve 8 2.13pm ACTIVE ELECTRICAL CHRISTCHURCH SPRINT FINAL C4f, 295m 1 26443 Torpedo Tuck 17.21.....................A Bradshaw 2 38562 Pita Ramos 17.26...............................J Dunn 3 12561 Mohican Run 17.13.....................A Bradshaw 4 77523 High Dreamer 17.24......................... M Grant 5 13652 High Return 17.29............................ M Grant 6 12111 Randy Raccoon 17.08........................ C Weir 7 32231 Wildebeest 17.20........................A Bradshaw 8 73672 Saraya Jayde 17.25....................... L Waretini 9 75553 Custom Paint 17.06............................ C Weir 10 48214 Disobedience 17.19 S &...................B Evans 9 2.31pm CHRISTCHURCH CASINO STAKES C4/5, 520m 1 14112 Bertie Allen 30.01..........................C Roberts 2 61855 David’s Legacy 30.07..................M Robinson 3 F4118 Dyna Wazza 29.98.........................C Roberts

4 31246 Joe Bonanza 30.39.....................J McInerney 5 81352 Ophelia Allen 30.10.......................D Roberts 6 52533 Goldstar Ashton 30.35 S &...............B Evans 7 31146 Dyna Eva nwtd...............................C Roberts 8 21274 Bahama Queen 30.96.........................J Dunn 10 2.48pm I PAVE CONCRETE SPRINT C5, 295m 1 81176 Fiery Jen 17.19.................................. B Dann 2 26611 Nozzno Fear 17.10.....................A Bradshaw 3 55136 Platinum Marshal 17.00.................C Roberts 4 48214 Disobedience 17.19 S &...................B Evans 5 72712 Rocket Raccoon 17.01........................ C Weir 6 6123F Homebush Boden 17.47.............J McInerney 7 x64x3 Gregorovitch nwtd..........................C Roberts 8 31747 Mitcham Faye 17.22....................J McInerney 9 76714 Ketchikan Kim 17.25...........................J Dunn 10 65185 Billy Frost 17.44................................ M Grant 11 3.06pm SPECTATOR’S BAR & BISTRO DASH C5, 295m 1 48162 Business Ethics 17.18........................J Dunn 2 13643 Nelso Allen 16.89...........................C Roberts 3 13311 Hankenstein 17.19......................A Bradshaw 4 62232 Mitcham Reado 17.24.................J McInerney 5 1F24F Wheelie Wheels 17.18........................ C Weir 6 23345 Cawbourne Britty 17.22.................C Roberts 7 23531 Smash Wild 17.08............................. M Grant 8 71318 Dove Love 17.13................................. C Weir 9 81643 Princely Gold 17.15....................J McInerney 10 18177 Dunk It 17.24..................................... B Dann 12 3.24pm LIVAMOL SPRINT C4, 295m 1 33232 Miss Dupre 17.33...........................D Roberts 2 41441 Goldstar Dodge 17.26 S &................B Evans 3 73435 Go All Lin 17.30..........................A Bradshaw 4 52318 Little Krakatoa 17.36...................A Bradshaw 5 31156 Dyna Lenny 17.17..........................C Roberts

6 11276 Homebush Tesan 17.28..............J McInerney 7 57114 Mitcham Quinn 17.15......................... B Dann 8 x2511 Our Dazzel 17.34..............................R Wales 9 81817 Nicky Baxter 17.34......................J McInerney 10 33634 Dyna Kushida 17.00......................C Roberts LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track SELECTIONS: Race 1: Cisco Reign, Broken Penniless, Cathy Maree, Sozin’s Blue, Aquiver Race 2: Loco Lola, Call Me Flo, Debbie Baxter, Opawa Waihemo, Goldstar Jay Jay Race 3: Yi Feng, Astrid, Know Charisma, Chanyaka, Jinja Ellie Race 4: Smash Achiever, Dyna Diode, Gracie Lee, Aroha, Hatfield Race 5: Goldstar Spotty, Boston Powers, Culvie Lass, Nippa Martino, Dagny Race 6: Okuku Billy, Jitterbug Jewel, Homebush Boots, Raptor Attack, Homebush Comet Race 7: Dyna Monty, Barge Bale, Hard Questions, Malaga Molly, Little Secret Race 8: Randy Raccoon, Mohican Run, Wildebeest, Pita Ramos, Torpedo Tuck Race 9: Dyna Wazza, Bertie Allen, Ophelia Allen, Dyna Eva, Bahama Queen Race 10: Rocket Raccoon, Nozzno Fear, Gregorovitch, Fiery Jen, Platinum Marshal Race 11: Nelso Allen, Hankenstein, Business Ethics, Wheelie Wheels, Dove Love Race 12: Our Dazzel, Mitcham Quinn, Miss Dupre, Dyna

8 210x7 She’s Fun (11) 57.5............... J Fawcett (a1) 9 0x079 Luvabattle m (1) 57.....................L Callaway 10 32653 Valetina Vittoria (12) 57.............B Hong (a3) 11 60536 Zayzay d (9) 56.5.......................D Prastiyou 12 00x45 Double Down dm (6) 55.5.... K Mudhoo (a1) 13 06008 Abbey Kay h (13) 55..........................L Hemi 9 4.47pm SEE YA AT WINGATUI 24TH MAY HANDICAP $11,000, Rating 72 & Jumps Benchmark HCP, 2200m 1 52x93 Banbury Lad dm (5) 60.5....... B Murray (a2) 2 77762 He Ain’t Heavy m (3) 60.......A Bohorun (a3) 3 613x5 Delacroix tdm (2) 58.5.................R Hannam 4 0x3x0 Londonderry Air tmh (10) 58.5.........J Lowry 5 133x2 Road To Redemption b (13) 56.5....J Laking 6 04851 Smokem Up td (1) 55.5......... J Fawcett (a1) 7 56123 Sure He Can (6) 55.5..................C Johnson 8 43501 Morena Roc h (12) 55.......................L Hemi 9 40310 The Kraken tdmh (7) 55.............. T Moseley 10 19070 Mrs Gee Eye m (8) 54.................L Callaway 11 25747 Lil Miss Swiss tdmb (11) 54....T Jonker (a2) 12 91878 Madam De Soir (9) 54...................C Barnes 13 96x08 Adequacy dm (14) 54................B Hong (a3) 14 1Px00 The Energizer tdm (4) 54.K Chowdhoory (a3) Blinkers on : Trizac (R1), Poilu, Scandalous, Short Road (R6) Blinkers off : McLaughlin (R1), Kate The Great (R4), Heberite (R7), Abbey Kay (R8) Winkers on : Kate The Great (R4), Salient (R6), Heberite (R7) Winkers off : Scandalous (R6) Pacifiers off : Lucy Overmire (R6)

h - Home track m - Won in heavy going t - Won at track X - Spell of three months Race Information hcp - handicap mdn - maiden nmw - no metropolitan wins opn - open r80 - rating 3yo - nominated age 3yo & up - nominated age and up 3yo f - nominated age and type 3 & 4yos - combined age groups c&g - colts and geldings cg&e - colts, geldings and entires e&g - entires and geldings f&m - fillies and mares hwt - high weight sw - set weight swp - set weights and penalties spa - set weights, penalties and allowances wfa - weight for age wlt - welter weight wfp - weight for age with penalties and allowances

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Otago gallops Today at Wingatui

Otago Racing Club Venue: Wingatui Meeting Date: 11 April, 2019 NZ Meeting number: 6 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 12.02pm (NZT) HARCOURTS MAIDEN $10,000, MDN, 820m 1 2570x Trizac (2) 58.5.............................L Callaway 2 8x88x McLaughlin h (3) 58.5................. T Moseley 3 0x Disco Deejay (8) 58.....................C Johnson 4 Point Score (5) 58................. J Fawcett (a1) 5 20x9x Indulgent (7) 56.5..........K Chowdhoory (a3) 6 0070x Live In Hope (1) 56.5...................R Hannam 7 89 Out Of Aces h (6) 56.5......... R Mudhoo (a3) 8 Opal Fire h (4) 56..........................C Barnes 2 12.37pm K B CONTRACTORS $11,000, Rating 72 Benchmark, 1200m 1 3151x Miss Brahmos dm (5) 59........ B Murray (a2) 2 54042 Vice Marshall tdm (3) 59................S Wynne 3 5303x Lord Beaver dm (4) 58.5..................J Lowry 4 8375x Epic Dreamer dm (1) 58.......A Bohorun (a3) 5 49912 Dreaming Easy tdbh (2) 55...............L Hemi 3 1.12pm WINGATUI FUNCTION CENTRE MAIDEN $10,000, MDN, 1200m 1 7x000 Metal Guru h (10) 58.5....................J Laking 2 x0x00 Smoke ‘Em Wilson (1) 58.5.. K Mudhoo (a1) 3 33204 Hombre (2) 58.............................R Hannam 4 559 Outram h (3) 58................................J Lowry 5 Chookie’s Girl h (4) 56.5.................S Wynne 6 Thankyabrownie h (8) 56.5........B Hong (a3) 7 70x22 Ophelia Rose (7) 56.................... T Moseley 8 545 Index h (5) 56....................................L Hemi 9 Colette (9) 56......................... B Murray (a2) 10 Lugano’s Ace h (6) 56...................C Barnes 4 1.47pm LEITH LIQUOR $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 01758 He’s Mi Brother d (1) 60.......A Bohorun (a3) 2 63169 Plutonium tdh (3) 59............. K Mudhoo (a1)

M9 Waikato Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Cambridge Raceway Meeting Date: 11 April, 2019 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 4.18pm (NZT) THE CLUBHOUSE SPORTS BAR SPRINT C4, 375m 1 73188 Jimmy’s Rocket 21.00.......................S Clark 2 x4814 Zipping Ringo 21.31............................D Ray 3 14553 Zipping Vito 21.46.............................B Craik 4 8577x Classy Impact 21.19........................ T Green 5 88x78 How Goodesy nwtd...........................S Clark 6 16742 Raging Demon 20.99 R &................... L Udy 7 42514 Your Valentine 21.43.........................B Craik 8 7274x Zipping Gabby nwtd...................P Ferguson 9 57236 Bigtime Jacob 21.24..................... H Mullane 10 27888 Lunch Special nwtd...................... H Mullane 2 4.36pm AFFORDABLE PET ACCESSORIES STAKES C1, 457m 1 2177 Bold Diesel nwtd............................. T Green 2 38237 Sir Kinloch 26.03...............................S Clark 3 58632 Billy Bullet nwtd.................................H Scott 4 45764 Home Bound 26.28 R &...................... L Udy 5 35543 Thrilling Arnold nwtd.......................S Codlin 6 2162F Ebby Raptor nwtd........................A Turnwald 7 44568 Lacko Allen nwtd.......................... C Roberts 8 18255 Shozip Boomer 26.25......................T Patton 9 55758 Billy Bright 26.11........................P Ferguson 3 4.56pm FOND FOODS LTD STAKES C2/3, 457m 1 45467 Viktoria Vikkers nwtd.................... C Roberts 2 31435 Born Quick nwtd W &...................... T Steele 3 46814 Odnoc Ankie 25.85.....................P Ferguson 4 33131 Tommy The Jett nwtd..................A Turnwald 5 64726 Victini 25.91....................................C Henley 6 57443 Zou Star nwtd............................... H Mullane

3 x810x Riding High bh (12) 59.....................J Lowry 4 64591 Bluey’s Chance (10) 58.5........T Jonker (a2) 5 x076x Crispin th (4) 58.............................C Barnes 6 x45x7 Napoleon Dynamite (2) 57.5... D Bothamley 7 45155 Happy Hitter d (11) 57................. T Moseley 8 9x752 Kerany th (5) 56...........................C Johnson 9 03885 Plowshare tdh (8) 56.........................L Hemi 10 74906 Kate The Great td (6) 54.............L Callaway 11 85608 Miroslava (9) 54...........................R Hannam 12 06900 Verify d (7) 54......................... B Murray (a2) 5 2.22pm DUNEDIN CITY MOTORS $11,000, Rating 82 Benchmark, 1400m 1 512x4 Wild Jack dmb (7) 61.5.........A Bohorun (a3) 2 75617 King Pin td (3) 60.5................. K Asano (a4) 3 88x20 Wize Act dm (9) 57.5.................B Hong (a3) 4 1212x Moyrabella tdmb (8) 56...............C Johnson 5 12732 Zabay tdh (6) 55.5.............................L Hemi 6 32103 Taieri Gem tdmh (2) 54.................C Barnes 7 45296 Flicka Of Gold tdmh (4) 54... K Chowdhoory (a3) 8 84515 Perfidia d (1) 54...........................R Hannam 9 27203 The Bumper dm (5) 54............T Jonker (a2) 6 2.57pm SOUTHERN WIDE REALTY MAIDEN $10,000, MDN, 1600m 1 862 Rainman (3) 58.5........................C Johnson 2 44880 Jiminy Cricket (8) 58.5....................S Wynne 3 60878 Poilu h (5) 58.5................................J Laking 4 7 Dough Boy h (12) 58...............T Jonker (a2) 5 02222 Scandalous bh (4) 56.5.....................L Hemi 6 44652 Eager Beaver b (10) 56.5..... K Chowdhoory (a3) 7 7x533 Shock And Awe b (11) 56.5......... T Moseley 8 55240 Barzellar (1) 56.5................... J Fawcett (a1) 9 60303 Reliable Glow (14) 56.5 10 65357 Jandles h (9) 56.5.......................R Hannam 11 880x5 Salient (15) 56.5..................... B Murray (a2) 12 47078 Danzi Creek h (6) 56.5.....................J Lowry

13 0060 Sheza Hazzard h (7) 56.5.............C Barnes 14 0 Lucy Overmire (13) 56................L Callaway 15 00x Short Road h (2) 58.5 Emergency: Short Road 7 3.34pm SPEIGHTS $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 10x50 Heberite dmh (19) 60.......................J Lowry 2 26566 Nomen Ludi tdm (5) 59.5...... J Fawcett (a1) 3 30Px4 Boysway m (16) 58.5................... T Moseley 4 97741 Manhattan Fire td (15) 58.5.........R Hannam 5 41266 Just Push Play dh (2) 58.K Chowdhoory (a3) 6 6363x Slammer bh (17) 57.5................D Prastiyou 7 5815x Dante Fire th (13) 57.....................C Barnes 8 01878 Little Bossing d (1) 57.................L Callaway 9 6390x Olaf (3) 56.5...................................S Wynne 10 10x50 Baby Menaka m (6) 56 11 0x869 Keyboard Warrior m (9) 56........B Hong (a3) 12 65324 It’s Pandemonium th (18) 55.5....C Johnson 13 06707 Cocee th (8) 54.5..............................L Hemi 14 57270 Countess Ruby tdh (10) 54.... B Murray (a2) 15 980x0 Dowry Duty tm (11) 54............T Jonker (a2) 16 768x9 Sir Ed d (4) 55 17 97980 Karm ‘N’ Easy dm (12) 55 18 39008 Baranoo h (7) 55 19 x00x8 Sebring Dragon (14) 55 Emergencies: Dowry Duty, Sir Ed, Karm ‘N’ Easy, Baranoo, Sebring Dragon 8 4.10pm NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark Fillies and Mares*, 1400m 1 12508 Iffida m (3) 59..........................T Jonker (a2) 2 25712 Nellie Bly (4) 59.............K Chowdhoory (a3) 3 43458 Celtic Wonder (7) 58.5................C Johnson 4 4x702 Montserrat tdmh (5) 58.5..................J Lowry 5 00924 Cabernet tbh (10) 58......................S Wynne 6 34910 Gemstone Jewels (8) 58........ B Murray (a2) 7 36199 Mowenna td (2) 57.5...................R Hannam

LEGEND: Runner Form b - Beaten favourite at last start c - Won at this distance on this course d - Won at this distance on another course

SELECTIONS: Race 1: Indulgent, Opal Fire, McLaughlin, Trizac, Point Score Race 2: Miss Brahmos, Dreaming Easy, Vice Marshall, Lord Beaver, Epic Dreamer Race 3: Hombre, Ophelia Rose, Index, Colette, Outram Race 4: Happy Hitter, Plutonium, Crispin, He’s Mi Brother, Kerany Race 5: Moyrabella, Zabay, Taieri Gem, Wild Jack, Perfidia Race 6: Rainman, Scandalous, Eager Beaver, Shock And Awe, Barzellar Race 7: Just Push Play, Slammer, It’s Pandemonium, Manhattan Fire, Nomen Ludi Race 8: Nellie Bly, Montserrat, Cabernet, Valetina Vittoria, Double Down Race 9: He Ain’t Heavy, Road To Redemption, Sure He Can, Delacroix, Banbury Lad

Waikato dogs Today at Cambridge Raceway 7 23628 Finkle Foot Fred 26.04........................D Ray 8 24311 Waiterimu Ripper 25.99 R &............... L Udy 9 65318 Talkabout Sophie nwtd.....................M Black 10 22627 Sings Like Elvis nwtd........................S Clark 4 5.14pm TERESSA MCDONALD MEMORIAL CUP HEAT 1 C2dq, 747m 1 x7751 Shooters Hill nwtd............................S Lozell 2 65885 Bigtime Chloe nwtd......................M Goodier 3 72654 Rose And Crown nwtd.................M Goodier 4 52254 Know Potential nwtd.......................G Cleeve 5 Box Vacant 6 312x4 Dusty Gambler 42.69...................... K Walsh 7 11256 Cawbourne Zulu nwtd..................M Roberts 8 12141 Dyna Weslyn nwtd........................ C Roberts 5 5.38pm TERESSA MCDONALD MEMORIAL CUP HEAT 2 C2dq, 747m 1 22316 Avenger Bale nwtd....................... C Roberts 2 86523 Hua Hua nwtd..............................R McPhee 3 25458 Allen Mack nwtd...........................M Roberts 4 21323 Cawbourne Taylor nwtd................M Roberts 5 14563 Lady Jellybean nwtd.....................M Goodier 6 11115 Dyna Dave nwtd........................... C Roberts 7 12233 Know Anxiety nwtd.........................G Cleeve 8 87112 Don’t Knocka Gee nwtd..................... L Cole 6 5.59pm MIKE STENT DECORATORS NEW ZEALAND DERBY HEAT 1 R/Aq, 457m 1 36154 Manooka nwtd J &........................... D Fahey 2 21124 Thrilling Amigo 25.68...................... K Walsh 3 21138 Trojan Hoarse nwtd............................ L Cole 4 22773 Fare Dodger nwtd.........................M Goodier 5 73561 Gao Gao nwtd.................................G Farrell 6 11221 Bigtime Brody nwtd............................ L Cole 7 36372 Opawa Viking nwtd J &................... D Fahey 8 24516 Billy’s Churn nwtd....................... G Hodgson 9 3212x Sailor Allen nwtd.......................... C Roberts

10 38237 Sir Kinloch 26.03...............................S Clark 7 6.23pm MIKE STENT DECORATORS NEW ZEALAND DERBY HEAT 2 R/Aq, 457m 1 55772 Bigtime Rod 26.07.............................. L Cole 2 54681 Shaw Lee nwtd J M......................... McCook 3 58776 Frosty Blaze nwtd............................ T Green 4 24115 Bigtime Rocco nwtd........................... L Cole 5 63668 All Black Star nwtd................... E Duganzich 6 24521 Ringside nwtd................................ R Adcock 7 12153 Go Brat nwtd J &............................. D Fahey 8 13151 Robson 25.52.............................P Ferguson 9 44568 Lacko Allen nwtd.......................... C Roberts 10 25515 Dyna Frankie nwtd.......................M Roberts 8 6.49pm MIKE STENT DECORATORS NEW ZEALAND DERBY HEAT 3 R/Aq, 457m 1 21231 Jinja Shake nwtd J &....................... D Fahey 2 11111 Thrilling Vice 25.48.......................... K Walsh 3 32372 Famous Lee nwtd J &...................... D Fahey 4 34411 Know Refusal nwtd........................G Cleeve 5 21312 Bigtime Pete nwtd.............................. L Cole 6 14547 Heart Shaped Box 25.97...................B Craik 7 46612 Tianyu 25.68...................................G Farrell 8 36466 Bigtime Alfie nwtd............................... L Cole 9 2177 Bold Diesel nwtd............................. T Green 10 3212x Sailor Allen nwtd.......................... C Roberts 9 7.12pm MIKE STENT DECORATORS NEW ZEALAND DERBY HEAT 4 R/Aq, 457m 1 32717 Kamada Park nwtd......................A Turnwald 2 33111 Know Betrayal nwtd........................G Cleeve 3 13311 Thrilling Talk 25.42.......................... K Walsh 4 12443 Cameo Syd 26.08.............................B Craik 5 13233 Bigtime Tank nwtd.............................. L Cole 6 57221 Our Brad nwtd J &........................... D Fahey 7 85547 Bigtime Leads 25.97.......................... L Cole 8 11282 Cheese And Chalk nwtd..................... L Cole

9 25515 Dyna Frankie nwtd.......................M Roberts 10 2177 Bold Diesel nwtd............................. T Green 10 7.39pm MIKE STENT DECORATORS NEW ZEALAND DERBY HEAT 5 R/Aq, 457m 1 28857 Sub Eighteen nwtd............................. L Cole 2 82722 Double Speed nwtd....................... R Adcock 3 34214 Mr. Matt 25.94 J &........................... D Fahey 4 74225 Suspicious Minds 25.86....................B Craik 5 55143 Buddy Loaded 26.10.................. G Hodgson 6 31513 Diddilee nwtd...............................A Turnwald 7 21211 Spring Mechanic nwtd J &.............. D Fahey 8 87513 Bigtime Jetty nwtd.............................. L Cole 9 38237 Sir Kinloch 26.03...............................S Clark 10 44568 Lacko Allen nwtd.......................... C Roberts 11 8.05pm LOIS HENLEY MEMORIAL TROPHY HEAT 1 C5q, 457m 1 76625 Waitohi nwtd................................A Turnwald 2 42322 Thrilling Carly 25.83........................ K Walsh 3 16244 Bigtime Acacia nwtd........................... L Cole 4 34446 Cawbourne Liz nwtd.....................M Roberts 5 51338 Bigtime Lily nwtd................................ L Cole 6 32135 Ti Amo nwtd......................................B Craik 7 11626 Jinja Bailey 25.95 U &.......................Cottam 8 67341 Bigtime Blackie 25.69......................... L Cole 9 x1111 Isn’t She Sassy 25.73....................P Henley 10 76745 Bigtime Kiss nwtd............................... L Cole 12 8.31pm LOIS HENLEY MEMORIAL TROPHY HEAT 2 C5q, 457m 1 61228 Bigtime Mia nwtd................................ L Cole 2 86873 Bigtime Tears 25.65............................ L Cole 3 41874 Quistis Bale 25.38........................M Roberts 4 77217 Thrilling Jo 25.69............................. K Walsh 5 44513 Talkabout Missy 25.68..................... K Walsh 6 11116 Bigtime Shine nwtd............................ L Cole 7 54883 No Time Toulouse nwtd...................... L Cole

8 21226 Keysile nwtd...............................P Ferguson 9 x1111 Isn’t She Sassy 25.73....................P Henley 10 52222 Mila Mila nwtd.............................A Turnwald LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track SELECTIONS: Race 1: Raging Demon, Zipping Gabby, Zipping Vito, Classy Impact, Jimmy’s Rocket Race 2: Sir Kinloch, Bold Diesel, Shozip Boomer, Lacko Allen, Thrilling Arnold Race 3: Tommy The Jett, Born Quick, Victini, Viktoria Vikkers, Odnoc Ankie Race 4: Dyna Weslyn, Dusty Gambler, Shooters Hill, Know Potential, Cawbourne Zulu Race 5: Avenger Bale, Cawbourne Taylor, Dyna Dave, Don’t Knocka Gee, Know Anxiety Race 6: Thrilling Amigo, Manooka, Trojan Hoarse, Opawa Viking, Bigtime Brody Race 7: Robson, Ringside, Go Brat, Bigtime Rocco, Bigtime Rod Race 8: Thrilling Vice, Jinja Shake, Bigtime Pete, Tianyu, Heart Shaped Box Race 9: Thrilling Talk, Cameo Syd, Cheese And Chalk, Kamada Park, Bigtime Tank Race 10: Diddilee, Mr. Matt, Double Speed, Suspicious Minds, Spring Mechanic Race 11: Thrilling Carly, Waitohi, Bigtime Lily, Bigtime Blackie, Cawbourne Liz Race 12: Bigtime Shine, Bigtime Mia, Keysile, Talkabout Missy, Thrilling Jo

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Your Stars ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): Traffic lights come in three colours, but the traffic lights of life are more open to interpretation. Right now you’ve a good idea about when to go; you’re not as keenly aware of when to slow down or stop. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Your impulses are toward personal expression and taste. This is to do with your uniqueness. Follow through. “Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere,” said G.K. Chesterton GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): Where’s the inspiration? It feels like you’ve seen and heard all of this before, and maybe you have. Travel is the answer and will have untold benefits. Put something on the books. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): Got scars? Then you have stories. You’re more fun at parties, more interesting in life. The internal scars are the most useful kind. Emotional strength gained from experience will serve you well today. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): What would life be like if affinity were doled out in equal measure, if love were always reciprocal and attractions always mutual? Not as lively as today will be, that’s for sure. The inequities of love make for a chase. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): To complete the task, you need other people. Accountability will make all of the difference. Go public, because when you tell people what you want to do, you’ll feel pressure to get it done. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): You’ll cultivate friendly relations with all. It’s as much about staying out of the gossip circles as it is about building rapport. The good vibes you generate will serve you in both the short term and long term. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): Anything that creates a union of forces is worth doing. So even if the project doesn’t work out as expected or the outcome is less than you were going for, the journey that brings people together is worthwhile. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): The need for groups to identify themselves and set themselves apart is primal. One way to do this is to bewilder outsiders. Words can do this. Today, those who are in will know the language. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Suit up for battle. This is not a hostile confrontation. It’s a situation where showing up strong will put you in a powerful position. You’ll be armed with erudition – a practical though expert knowledge. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): You want to hang out with people you like, but unless they are your nearest and dearest with whom you have history, you also need there to be a point to the interaction. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): The road to fulfilling your potential isn’t a straightforward thoroughfare. It’s a path that winds, climbs and dips in such a way that you can’t see the destination. Have faith. It’s there, and it’s a beautiful place.

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McDONNELL, Leo Patrick (Paddy) – On April 5, 2019, peacefully at Ashburton Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Margaret for 62 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Simon and Sheilena, Jane and Mark, the late Steve and a much loved Grandad. Messages to 33 Saunders Road, Ashburton 7700. At Paddy’s request a private cremation has been held.




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Rain easing to a few showers from the south in the morning, then gradually clearing. Brisk southerlies easing in the afternoon.

TOMORROW Showers, mainly near the foothills. Southerlies, strong about the coast until evening.


FZL: Lowering to 1400m

Showers easing in the evening. Wind at 1000m: S 30 km/h. Wind at 2000m: S 50 km/h, easing to 30 km/h south of Arthur’s Pass in the evening.

SATURDAY Areas of morning cloud, then fine. Light winds.

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ROBINSON, Robert (Bob) of Coniston – Passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Anthony Wilding Retirement Villag,e aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of his late wife Iris, cherished father of Anne, Maree and Rose. The funeral to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Park Street, Ashburton TODA,Y Thursday, April 11, at 11.00am. Messages to Bob’s family may be posted c/o PO Box 31300, Ilam, Christchurch 8444.



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Testing times in Rakaia



Mid Canterbury Combined’s Marcus Bishop tries to break through the Lincoln High School defence during a pre-season game on Saturday. PHOTO HEATHER MACKENZIE 060419-HM-0260

Pre-season kicks off By Erin Tasker

A new-look Mid Canterbury Combined 1st XV rugby side ran onto the paddock for the first time this season on Saturday against Lincoln Combined. The pre-season game on the Ashburton College field didn’t go their way – by the final whistle it was 37-0 in favour of the visitors – but for the new coaching lineup charged with seeing Mid Canterbury Combined through the 2019 UC Championship, it wasn’t about what the scoreboard said. Mid Canterbury Combined features players from both Ashburton College and Mount Hutt

College and they play in the UC Championship, the secondary school competition for the Crusaders rugby region. It’s a tough competition and last year Mid Canterbury Combined didn’t win a game. One of the side’s coaches, Brent Middleton, said the side knows what it’s up against. “It’s going to be extremely tough but it’s also going to be a great experience for the kids,” Middleton said. In Mid Canterbury, they just don’t the numbers to chose from that some of the Christchurch schools do, and Mid Canterbury Combined is likely to be the

smallest team in the competition this season, Middleton said. What they lack in size, they need to make up in other ways. They need to ensure they’re mobile, fast and play the kind of rugby that will hopefully take them to at least some wins this season. “We just hope we can get the kids to play a brand of football that they are going to enjoy,” Middleton said. “We have got to play a brand of football that’s going to suit what we have got.” Mid Canterbury Combined had opportunities to win games against some much more fancied opposition in 2018. They stuck

with many until halftime, but then they’d get to the point where they’d tackled their hearts out and games slipped away. On Saturday against the Lincoln side, Mid Canterbury Combined again showed glimpses of what they could be capable of when they are able to stick to their game plan. But Lincoln just proved too slick in the end. Middleton said it’s not all about results, especially at this point of the year, and Saturday’s game was more about seeing where they’re at, and what they need to do if they’re going to surprise a few teams this season, which is the plan.

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“It was probably more of a trial in some ways, as well as a pre-season game. It was a chance to have a look at some of the kids that we haven’t seen,” Middleton said. This weekend Mid Canterbury Combined head to Oamaru to take on Waitaki Boys’ High School in another pre-season clash, and the weekend after that they’ll play St Andrew’s College in Methven, before taking a weekend off to refocus before the start of the UC Championship. This year’s UC Championship kicks off on May 4, with Mid Canterbury Combined home to Marlborough Boys’ High School in round one.


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