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Controversial R18 shop owner Garry Davies is on the hunt for four thieves who rammed open his Rakaia shop door with a 4WD before fleeing with weapons, bongs and lighters. The Adult Thingz shop owner has condemned the actions of the alleged offenders, but says he is not surprised the masked men targeted his shop with it being the only retailer in Mid Canterbury to sell legal highs. Senior Constable Mike Jackson, of Rakaia, said the incident, on Sunday November 24, began when the offenders stole a Toyota Land Cruiser from a Maronan Road property about 2.30am before driving to the adult store. Video footage from the 30 second “smash and grab” showed the offenders ramming the front door open with the 4WD before three of them piled into the shop while the getaway driver waited outside. Mr Davies said one offender tried to smash a glass cabinet containing synthetic cannabis, but failed. His associates frantically ran around the store, taking lighters, a

sword, nun-chucks, smoking utensils and other items. Mr Jackson said Ashburton police were called to the incident, but the offenders had already left the scene. The stolen vehicle was found by a member of the public at the Baker Road and Thompsons Track intersection later that day. Mr Davies hoped the offenders would be brought to justice. “There’s always going to be somebody who does this, and these were stupid boys who didn’t know what they were doing and who didn’t know the shop at all,” Mr Davies said. He said he was “not surprised at all” his shop was targeted, as legal highs had the same appeal to criminals as cigarettes, alcohol and money. Mr Davies said the shop had been repaired since, and he wants to have bollards installed on the footpath out front to stop similar events from happening. Mr Jackson said police were still seeking information about the at-large offenders, and any sightings of the vehicle on Sunday, November 24 about 3am. Rakaia police can be contacted on 302-7009.

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Thousands of sci-fi fans were captivated by an Omokoroa man’s homemade Dalek which attracted an astronomical following on Trade Me. Dave Logan never thought his replica alien would generate so much attention. The life-size replica of a Dalek, copied from the television show Doctor Who notched up about 20,000 page views on Trade Me. A stunned Mr Logan said more than 600 people had added the auction to their watchlist. The auction closed on Sunday and the Dalek sold for $2500, which was Mr Logan’s reserve price. He said he would have liked to have received more for it. “I think I was expecting to attract some hardcore Doctor Who fans but that didn’t really happen.”



Christmas Grinch captured Police say they’ve caught a Grinch who was captured on surveillance video stealing Christmas decorations outside a south Philadelphia house last month. Authorities released surveillance video - complete with cartoon images from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” - of two people taking decorations from the house about 2.15am November 26. Police say 45-year-old Marie Amari was arrested at her nearby home on Saturday, and the stolen decorations were found inside. She is charged with theft and related offences. Police are still looking for a second suspect.



Koala mating call excites scientists The extraordinarily deep mating call of the male koala about 20 times lower than would be expected for an animal that size - are produced by what researchers say is a “novel vocal organ” outside its voice box. Writing in the latest issue of the US-based journal Current Biology, researchers from Britain, Germany, Australia and Austria say their findings are the first evidence in a terrestrial mammal of an organ other than the voice box, or larynx, that is specialised for sound production. Further studies are needed to determine whether the adaptation is unique to koalas. The source of the low-pitched bellow is an extra pair of large vocal folds in the soft palate where the oral and nasal cavities connect. Similar to donkeys, male koalas produce their bellow both while inhaling and exhaling. The sound resembles snoring during the former and belching during the latter, says Benjamin Charlton, a biologist at the University of Sussex in Britain and lead author of the study.


Keef turns 70 December 18 marks one of rock ‘n roll’s most unexpected milestones: Keith Richards turns 70. The Rolling Stone’s life is probably one of the world’s greatest rock stories: a bacchanalia of drugs, alcohol, sex, music and myth-making. In 1967, a legendary drugs bust at Richards’ Redlands home in England resulted in jail terms for both him and Mick Jagger, although the guitarist’s sentence was quashed on appeal. For Richards, this marked the beginning of a close relationship with drugs, epitomised by his remark: “My body was sort of a laboratory. I wanted to see what I could do with it.” Richards has been defying expectations since 1973, when the New Musical Express drew up a list of 10 rock stars most likely to die and put him at number one. The UK music paper kept him in the top spot for 10 years. He spent much of the 1970s in a heroin fog.



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Porn charges ‘tip of iceberg’ BY MYLES HUME


An Ashburton man jailed on child porn charges is just the tip of the iceberg, but major operations are in place to bring down those dealing in the illegal industry. The three-year jail sentence handed down to 57-year-old Ashburton man Rudolf Wilhelmus de Jonge on Monday has satisfied Detective Senior Sergeant David Harvey of the Canterbury child protection team. But since joining the special-

ist policing unit in 2011 he has been “shocked” by the volume of objectionable material being accessed by New Zealanders, many yet to be caught. He said Mr de Jonge’s prosecution should serve as a reminder to those involved in the illegal industry that the law may catch up as New Zealand police national headquarters work with overseas organisations to identify local offenders. ECPAT Child Alert director Alan Bell, who works to eliminate child porn, trafficking and

prostitution, said major search engines Google and Microsoft had recently implemented child porn filters. Nationally, the Department of Internal Affairs has a digital child exploitation filter which has blocked access to hundreds of child porn sites. However, the fact there were more than one million attempts a month to access these sites was a major issue, Mr Bell said. “It’s a concerning number that basically comes to down to supply and demand . . . this whole

industry is money driven,” he said. He added “better access to the internet is making it easier”, and if child porn offenders were determined to get around online barrier they would. Mr Bell said those involved in the child porn industry were sometimes addicts, and trends showed victims were getting younger, the material extremely violent and more young boys were being exploited. “Some people regard them as virtual images, but they are real

children that feel real pain and suffer. “I think there’s a reluctance to acknowledge it’s going on here in New Zealand and maybe the public don’t like such a sensitive and embarrassing issue brought out in the daylight. “People don’t fully realise the degree this stuff is being viewed.” Mr Harvey said one of the biggest concerns for police was “when does the downloading of material turn into physical offending”.


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A worker hoses down rubble as demolition work continues on earthquake damaged parts of Ashburton Hospital. The rubble of the former store area was being loaded for removal before the rest of the outpatients building goes. In earlier years, this building used to house visiting house surgeons. All the demolition work was due to finish about the end of January, according to Ashburton & Rural Health Services general manager Garth Bateup. The slight delay was due to the slower recovery time as material was taken for recycling. The former outpatients building along Elizabeth Street is down and therapy services (at right of photo) were still to go.


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Houses still affordable

Luke-warm response to Methven by-election

By Sue newman

Ashburton’s average house price might have hit $310,000 but the district is one of the more affordable places in New Zealand in which to buy a home. Quotable Value (QV) on Monday released details on house sales across New Zealand and while Ashburton’s average selling price had increased by 2.2 per cent over the past three months, the district is still well up New Zealand’s affordability listing. Home affordability is measured against the median wage and Ashburton scores well on that front too. This year’s Census shows the median wage for the district is $32,900. It would take 9.43 median incomes to buy the average priced house. Getting on the property ladder in the Ashburton District, however, is a relatively easy job compared to other parts of New Zealand, where the cost

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of a home can be as high as 19 times the median wage. In the South Island, the further south you choose to live, the more likely you are to be able to afford a home, with the exception of the Queenstown –

Lakes District. As a country, New Zealand does not rate well in housing affordability, with 18.85 median incomes needed to buy the average home, priced by QV at $460,067.

In London it takes 11 average incomes to reach the average house price of $777,000 and 13 in Vancouver and Sydney where the average house prices are $687,000 and $791,970, respectively.

Rules change for new home builds By Sue newman

It might be too early to measure the impact of the tight new rules around lending criteria for homes, but that hasn’t stopped the Government from changing those rules. The new loan to value ratio lending rules (LVR) came into effect on October 1, restricting banks lending to clients with less than 20 per cent deposit on a home purchase to just 10 per cent of their total residential lending book. Two months down the track, the Reserve Bank has stepped

in to make a change, exempting lending on new builds from those restrictions. The move comes after concerns were raised by the building industry that it would be hard hit by the restrictions. There were also fears that the limits could jeopardise the Government’s target of 5000 new home builds a year. It’s a move that’s been welcomed by Ashburton’s building industry, with Bradfords’ director Mark Wilson saying the loan limits had the potential to reduce the number of new homes built around the district.

“A lot of new home builders struggle to get the money for everything such as landscaping, it comes down to the last dollar and they have to budget very tightly because a lot of build prices don’t allow for curtains or blinds,” he said. Jennian Homes manager Chris Watson said the changed lending criteria had already been felt by one or two of his clients who had been in discussions over a new build and had started planning and looking at finance. The rules changed and overnight they were left needing to

find more money for a deposit, he said. “It’s certainly good news they’ve changed this. It was something we had concerns about. We don’t have a high percentage of clients in this category but there are enough that we’d have noticed it.” The number of younger people who were opting to make their first home a new home was growing and if the LVR limits had remained in place for new builds this would have had an impact on the industry across the board, Mr Watson said.


Your electorate could be changing. Proposed new electorate names and boundaries for the next two general elections have been released. To check out the changes, go to your local library or council office or view them online at You have until 23 December to make your submission on the proposed changes. You can have your say online, by email or in writing. To find out how, visit or Freephone 0800 36 76 56. The new electorate boundaries will be finalised by Easter 2014.

Coach ‘distant’ before disappearance A missing Australian tennis coach seemed “distant and spiritual” before he wandered into the Waikato River in the early hours of Sunday, police say. Paul Arber, 38, was last seen swimming in the river at 4am on Sunday by a pair of passersby, police revealed yesterday. Waikato Field Crime Manager Detective Inspector Karl Thornton said the pair convinced Mr Arber to get out of the water. “Walking down from the bridge to the river bank the pair have talked a man in shorts out of the water who told them his name was Paul and he was in Hamilton for a tennis tournament. “The pair offered to take him back to his accommodation but after he has gone with them up to the bridge he changed his mind

and walked off, back to the river.” Mr Thornton said Mr Arber’s behaviour was out of character. “There was not any one thing that caused specific concerns but such behaviours present a challenge for searchers trying to map out possible behavioural patterns which could assist us in finding Paul.” As a result of the new information, the riverbanks would be searched again using a boat and the police Eagle helicopter, Mr Thornton said. Mr Arber’s parents, Sam and Richelle, had arrived from Australia and were “extremely concerned” and worried their son was alone in an unfamiliar city and may need help. - APNZ

By SuSan SandyS

Methven Community Board chairperson Liz McMillan is “very confident” at least one board candidate will be nominated for the coming board byelection. There are just three-and-ahalf days to go before nominations close at the Ashburton District Council, at noon on Monday, and none have yet been received. However, Ms McMillan said often nominations did not come in until the last minute. “This time of the year it’s a very busy time, and time gets away on you,” Ms McMillan said. She had been aware of two mums who were interested in standing, but one had recently been disappointed to find out she could not stand as she was not a New Zealand citizen. However, there was one other mum she was aware of, and she and another board member were going to talk to the two women some time today. The board members would not be doing any arm-twisting however, but “just giving them a bit of advice”. “They are both very passionate about the community,” Ms McMillan said. She agreed the response from potential board candidates at the election and now the byelection had been luke-warm. She said many in the town did not realise how important the board was, and how much it achieved in the community. “It does make a difference,” she said. The by-election will be conducted by postal vote, its official date being February 11. The Registrar of Electors for the Rangitata electorate, Carol Johnston, is reminding Methven residents to make sure they are correctly enrolled. “To get your voting papers in the mail you need to be enrolled or have your details updated no later than 16 December.” People can get an enrolment form by calling 0800 36 76 56, by freetexting their name and address to 3676, by requesting or downloading one from the elections website at or at any PostShop.

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Speeding driver faces court By MyleS HuMe

A Mid Canterbury truck driver to appear in court serves as a sign motorists are still ignoring the 20km/h speed limit when passing stationary school buses, the district’s road policing boss says. Since beginning a crackdown on local drivers speeding past school buses in October, Mid Canterbury Highway Patrol Sergeant Stephen Burgerhout said speeds had dropped, but many motorists were still break-

ing the law. “Drivers still need to slow down even further. There are still drivers who are ignoring the message. “We have one local truck driver who will appear in court this month after having his licence suspended; he was travelling 70km/h past a stationary school bus.” The truck driver exceeded the 20km/h speed limit either way past a school bus dropping off children by 50km/h, making his offending serious enough for him to go to court.

Those exceeding the limit by up to 49km/h are likely to be fined and served demerit points. The police crackdown comes during a Mid Canterbury trial that saw advertising campaigns and flashing LED 20km/h signs installed on the back of Pearson’s Coachlines buses as part of an Either Way it’s 20k programme. It is an initiative that is already attracting national interest, and may one day be rolled out across the country. New Zealand Transport Agen-

cy (NZTA) safety programme co-ordinator Lee Wright said preliminary data showed a dramatic drop in the average speeds of motorists passing stationary school buses from 80km/h to 40km/h on open roads during the past two months. “While this is a great start, drivers need to be aware that the legal speed limit is 20km/h - in both directions,” Ms Wright said. Pearson’s Coachlines manager Mark Cook said his drivers had noticed 90 per cent of driv-

ers were now adhering to the 20km/h law. He said there was no excuse for drivers not to slow to the limit as bus drivers flicked on hazard lights well before pulling over, and sometimes following drivers did the same. “There’s plenty there to alert them, plenty of time for drivers to react. If you’re concentrating on the road and what you’re doing you should be ok, nine times out of 10 it’s those looking at a nearby paddock or somewhere else who cause problems.”


National award for event centre By SuSan SandyS

The Ashburton Trust Event Centre has made a name for itself among the big boys of performance venues nationwide. The event centre was the only South Island venue to win an award at the recent Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) awards. It received the Tompkins Wake Excellence In Customer Service award. All the other awards went to either New Plymouth or Auckland, where the Vector Arena took out the Ticket Direct Supreme Venue of the Year Award. “It came as a complete surprise,” event centre manager Roger Farr said. “We were up against some amazing venues with large staff numbers and even bigger budgets,” Mr Farr said. “Hell, I was just happy to have been announced as a finalist, but was truly blown away when we were announced as the winner.”

Event centre manager Roger Farr (right) accepts the award from sponsor representative Scott Ratuki, who introduced the presentation by singing a ukulele-backed song he had written. Photo suPPlied

He said it was the event centre’s staff and volunteers which made the centre the best at what it did. “To stand out in a crowd of bigger venues, you have to be excellent and you can’t do it without a team committed to achieving a common goal, who

enjoy what they do and have fun doing it,” Mr Farr said. The $7.1 million event centre opened five years ago and has been a vibrant cultural hub in the community since, attracting a wide range of top national, international and local acts.

Miss Saigon is among productions which have staged at the award-winning Ashburton Trust Event Centre. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 220513-tM-030

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■ poverty in mid canterbury

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Living below poverty line By Sue Newman

The number of adults in the Ashburton District trying to raise a family on an income that is below the poverty line, could be as high as 2000. In a report released this week on child poverty in New Zealand, the number of children aged 0–17 years of age believed to be living in poverty (defined as where family income is below 60 per cent of the national median) is believed to be about 265,000, one in four. According to this year’s Census, Ashburton has about 7500 children aged between 0 and 17, (The Census measures age brackets from 0–19 and gives a total of 1794 15–19-year-olds.) This indicates there could about 1800 children in the district living in poverty. The national median income is $28,500 with Ashburton’s median $32,900. The relative poverty line is considered to be an income that is below 60 per cent of the median - $17,100 national, $19,200 Ashburton District. While poverty figures are not available for the Ashburton District, Census income figures show there are 3130 people between the ages of 20 and 54, probable child rearing years, who earn less than $20,000 a year. The Child Poverty Monitor indicates that poverty rates were higher in households where there were three or more children. There are 4554 families in the Ashburton District with about 40 per cent of those having three or more children. The poverty report found that about 30 per cent of Maori and 30 per cent of Pacific children lived in poor households compared to 15 per cent of European children. As a group children experiencing material hardship were exposed to economising behaviours such as cutting back on fresh fruit, vegetables and meat, not replacing worn out clothes, not having at least two pair of shoes in good repair, having to put up with feeling cold and postponing doctor’s visits because of cost.

The driver of a 4WD towing a house bus that collided with a milk tanker was flown to Christchurch Hospital with a fractured arm on Friday. It was unknown what the condition was of the man at the time, but yesterday Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesman said the driver had a fractured humerus and was likely to be out of hospital by now.

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Poverty findings ‘no surprise’ By Toni Williams

Regional Manager of Presbyterian Support Ashburton Jackie Girvan is not surprised by the findings of the recently released Child Poverty Monitor. It shows that one in four children is now affected by poverty and that now includes two income families struggling with escalating costs, she said. “Society is just so different to what it was then and there are more single parent families on one wage or benefit.” Once the main bills of rent and power were paid there was limited left over for other utilities and one of the first corners to be cut was food. Vehicle warrants of fitness and registrations were also left unpaid, which if caught and fined only added to the problem, Mrs Girvan said. Most people were in trouble for a short period of time, such as waiting for pay-day or had a large bill due, but a number left problems to the last moment when the situation was dire. Mrs Girvan said it was im-

With a limited income it can be very, very hard to manage

portant people got help before they reached crisis point, she said. “With a limited income it can be very, very hard to manage. People need to get budgeting advice sooner rather than later.” Hampstead School principal Peter Melrose said there were one or two families for whatever reason that found it difficult to pay for food, rent and power and find their way out of debt. “Working their way out of debt is just too big,” he said. Mr Melrose said a school decile rating had little to do with poverty. It was spread around town. “If we are talking about poverty, decile rating doesn’t actually reflect poverty. There are

- Jackie Girvan

pockets of poverty in every school in Ashburton.” The Government’s idea to get people into work was well and good, but with a small income and the price of rentals in town it was hard to spread a limited supply of money around, he said. Schools generally picked up on issues with money and one of the first signals could be someone without morning tea or lunch. “It doesn’t happen often and can be a temporary (thing).” A school would ensure the child had food and that the family knew which agencies to get help from, he said. “We try to give them a pathway out of this, rather than spiral down.”

Otago home invasion accused remanded Two South Otago men charged over a home invasion at Kaka Point last Sunday have been remanded in custody for a week. Neither man - a 33-year-old driver and a 19-year-old farm hand - made an anticipated appearance in the Dunedin District Court yesterday afternoon.

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Instead, both had their cases adjourned by a registrar. Both were granted interim name suppression and remanded in custody by consent to appear in court next Tuesday. The men are charged with unlawfully entering a house in the Esplanade, Kaka Point, on

December 8 and intentionally causing grievous bodily harm to a woman. Earlier yesterday, police named the victim as Pam Paterson, 65, owner-operator of the Point Cafe and Bar, who remains in Dunedin Hospital in a stable condition.

Police thanked the public for their assistance but wanted to hear from anyone who had information about the assault, at Mrs Paterson’s Esplanade home about 6pm on Sunday. Anyone with information was asked to contact Balclutha police on 418 0203. - APNZ

The Ashburton Cadet Unit will be presented with two major shooting trophies at their final parade this week. The Gunson Cup Shooting Trophy and the Canterbury Defence Cadets Victory Trophy were earned against other units in New Zealand. The Gunson Cup is a national award against all other Cadet Corp units but the Victory Trophy is for the best South Island unit of all three ground corps cadets, Air Training Cadets and the Sea Cadets. New Zealand Cadet Corp major Cezarne Rodgers said the cadets were shooting MarlinXT .22 rifles to compete. Mayor Angus McKay will be there and for 12 cadets it will be their first time experiencing a formal parade. The parade ceremony on Sunday, at 254 Cameron Street, starts at 3pm.

Propeller recovered The propeller missing from the Cook Strait ferry Aratere has been recovered. A remotecontrolled underwater vehicle pulled the propeller to the surface yesterday, KiwiRail confirmed. “The propeller was retrieved from a depth of around 120 metres and approximately two nautical miles from Tory Channel using strops that were fitted around the blades of the propeller and part of the shaft ...” a statement from KiwiRail said. The 6-tonne propeller was then secured to the stern of the salvage vessel Brandywine and taken to Picton before being loaded onto the deck of the vessel by a crane,” said Interislander General Manager Thomas Davis. - APNZ

Defence Force chief Major-General Tim Keating has been named the new Chief of Defence Force. Currently ViceChief, General Keating will be promoted to Lieutenant-General and take over from Lieutenant General Rhys Jones on February 1 for a three-year term. Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman said General Keating was a strong leader with 32 years of military experience serving New Zealand. - APNZ

Workplace accident Police and labour inspectors are investigating a workplace accident yesterday where a man died after falling from a motorbike. The 17-year-old male from Napier was working on an orchard property at Twyford, near Hastings, when the accident occurred at 11.30am. Labour inspectors from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment are investigating the incident and the police Serious Crash Unit is investigating on behalf of the coroner. - APNZ

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Remanded in custody pending trial An Ashburton farm worker has been remanded in custody pending trial on serious charges. Gordon Green denied charges of aggravated robbery and driving while disqualified, and offered no plea to charges of possessing methamphetamine, and three of receiving stolen property. Green has been detained in custody since his arrest, and lodged a bail application

through his lawyer. However, while police prosecutor Greg Sutherland agreed the Christchurch address proposed for electronically monitored bail was suitable, he was not convinced the accused would steer clear of criminal activities. His lawyer pointed out while Green had an extensive history with the court, he had generally complied with bail conditions, and had made a good effort to

turn his life around over the past year. Although Green has yet to plead to the receiving and possession of class A drugs charges, he denied any involvement, saying the items were discovered at a friend’s address, which he was visiting at the time. Judge Chris Somerville suppressed evidence relating to Green’s arrest on the basis it could prejudice a trial.

Green also had job offers, both in Ashburton and Christchurch, and Housing New Zealand had held his accommodation pending Monday’s court hearing. The fact that jury trials in the Timaru High Court will be suspended for three months next year, while the court deals with the South Canterbury Finance trial, was also raised as a reason to offer bail. If Green’s case goes to the

High Court it is unlikely to be heard until late next year. “My concern is whether you will come back to court – these are serious charges, it is a sound case with eye witnesses,” Judge Somerville said. “I’ve decided to remand you in custody.” Green will reappear to address the charges he has yet to plead to on January 6, and the other matters on March 3.


Retiring after three decades of helping others BY TONI WILLIAMS


Salvation Army captain John Stone is retiring from service after more than three decades helping others. He will be joined in retirement by wife Salvation Army major Maree Stone, who herself has dedicated 17 years of service. A retirement service for them will be held at the Ashburton Corps morning meeting on Sunday. Captain Stone answered a calling and joined the Sallies in 1981 and a year later started as a work skills manager on the West Coast. Over the years the family has moved around the country. They have lived in Napier, Temuka, Alexandra, Christchurch, Oamaru, but Ashburton is where they now call home. “I liked working here … I like getting involved with people,” said Mr Stone. “It’s a good town. I love the town actually. All the big shops

I liked working here . . . I like getting involved with people

are here with parking out the door. Where else can you do that.” While Mr Stone has dreams of fishing and recreational sport, he said his wife had a list of jobs already lined up for him. She joked it should take him five years to complete. The couple have brought a house and plan to stay in Ashburton. Mr Stone plans to get involved in some aspect of volunteer work but first they would have a holiday and spend time with family, including their 10 grandchildren.

Salvation Army husband and wife team major Maree Stone and captain John Stone will leave the army after nearly 50 years of service between them. PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS 091213-TW-008

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11 December 2013

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News 12 Ashburton Guardian

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


In brief

Local farm listings scarce Despite Mid Canterbury dairy property prices marching up, listings are scarce, says a local rural real estate leader. PGG Wrightson Real Estate’s Mid Canterbury sales manager Robin Ford says the value of the region’s dairy farms reached new heights in the recently completed spring selling season. “While the rising milk pay-out is driving sales activity, a tight supply of listings has elevated values. “Farms have changed hands for between $50,000 and $54,000 per hectare, unshared, an increase of $5000 per hectare in the past 12 months. Dairy grazing farms, with spray irrigation, are currently trading between $40,000 and $45,000 per hectare, while foothills properties with 1000 millimetres per annum rainfall, are fetching between $25,000 and $30,000 per hectare,” he said. As a consequence of this unsatisfied demand, dairying also prevails as the major influence on the market for Mid Canterbury arable farms. “With few crops promising sub-

stantial returns this season, any property with cropping soils is in demand for dairy. Values for sprayirrigated properties with cropping soils presently sit between $40,000 and $45,000 per hectare, while dryland cropping farms are between $29,000 and $38,000,” he said. However, Mr Ford says a cropping farm’s capacity for conversion to dairy may not always be such a major consideration when it sells. “While this trend seems set in stone, and dairy’s ascendency is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, dairy conversion may not automatically be the best option for every arable farm that is offered to the market, and each property needs to be considered on its merits. “With consent from Environment Canterbury required for nitrate leaching, which can be high and difficult to gauge on arable inputs, some farms may be easier to consent in dairy use, rather than as arable farms, and therefore worth more converted. However, each farm is likely to be different in this respect,” he said.


The Maori Party is seeking talks with retired boxer David Tua to discuss the possibility of his standing for the party at the next election. But it had better get a hurry on. While Tua told the Herald he was more than happy to have talks with the Maori Party, he was also happy to sit down with Mana and the Conservatives. “I’ll sit down with anyone. Anyone and everyone ... I’m not going to close the door on anyone.” A Mana Party worker had already made a preliminary approach but the Conservative Party had not. - APNZ

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One night sleeping in a tent in a public park was enough to land several housing offers for homeless mother of three Nellie Hunt. Ms Hunt and her children aged 16, 11 and 9 moved into a tent in Christchurch’s Waltham Park on Monday after being evicted from their rental property. In spite of being on Housing New Zealand’s “urgent” list since her landlord served 90 days’ notice in September, Ms Hunt said she had been unable to find suitable accommodation. She wanted to stay in the Waltham area because her children were at school and it was handy to where she worked as a bakery assistant. Yesterday the city council offered her a four-bedroom house in Gloucester Street and Waltham landlord John Beattie visited the park to offer the family a three-bedroom house close to her former rental property. A city council spokeswoman said Ms Hunt applied for a council-owned social housing unit and was assessed as having a “high housing need”. She was shown a unit in Gloucester Street at social housing rates of $260 a week. Ms Hunt said she preferred Mr Beattie’s property because “it’s just down the road from where I was living”. The council property in Gloucester Street was “a beautiful house, but just a little far away”. Ms Hunt was grateful for the huge support she has received since her plight was aired in the media, including offers of food, money and even camping gear to help make her temporary accommodation more comfortable. - APNZ

Police have released detailed data on Taser use since 2009 showing officers are using the weapon more often, but also resolving more incidents without discharging the probes. The data also showed serious injuries from Tasers had been rare, and were caused by people falling after having been Tasered. Since March 2010, when the device was rolled out to all police districts, Tasers have been shown 2646 times, with 13 per cent of those cases involving a discharge. On average since 2010, officers drew Tasers 59 times a month, and discharged it nine times. In 2013, the average has risen to 92 times per month, with an average of 12 discharges. - APNZ

Shark casts shadow A spooky shape in the ocean at Ruakaka Beach is almost certainly a bronze whaler, says a shark expert. Aryan McKay captured the photo after she got her family out of the water on December 2. Department of Conservation marine scientist and shark expert Clinton Duffy said the shark was “99 per cent” a bronze whaler and people needed to realise that they were the most common shark around and were often in the water at the same time as swimmers. - APNZ

Court martial possible An army officer who served in Afghanistan could face a court martial over the booby-trapping of a cache of explosive components which allegedly put others in danger. The officer, whose name and rank are suppressed, appeared for a summary trial before disciplinary officer Brigadier Tim Gall at Trentham yesterday. Brigadier Gall found there was a prima facie case to answer and referred the matter to the Director of Military Prosecutions. That means the matter could be heard by a court martial. Heavy suppressions are in place around the case. - APNZ

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013



Three new faces on committee Accused By SuSan SandyS

The Rakaia Community Association has three new committee members after its recent annual general meeting. Kerry Maw, Gerry Hurst Evangelista and Terry Brown will join re-elected committee members and officers including chairperson Neil Pluck, treasurer Mandy O’Reilly and secretary Ewen Hammerich. Mr Evangelista founded the


Inquiry upgraded to homicide A man arrested during a search for missing Wanganui man Whetu Teaola Hansen is behind bars but police are yet to arrest anyone for his killing. Mr Hansen, 48, has been missing since November 24 and armed police have been searching a Linton property for several days. Manawatu police announced yesterday the inquiry had been upgraded to a murder investigation, but say they are yet arrest anyone in connection with Mr Hansen’s death. The arrested man appeared in Palmerston North District Court yesterday where a JP imposed sweeping suppression orders relating to name, age, address and the charges he faces. He was remanded in custody until December 17. Earlier yesterday, Detective Senior Sergeant Simon Harrison announced explosives had been found at the property and the case had been upgraded to a murder inquiry. “Based on information that we have received in the past 12 hours we have upgraded this inquiry to a homicide investigation. While I am not prepared to divulge the nature of the information for investigative reasons, this is a significant turning point for our investigation and this information has further confirmed our serious concerns around Mr Hansen’s disappearance.” Police say Mr Hansen was seen driving a grey primercoloured 1980 Ford ute, registration JM9538, on the day he went missing. The vehicle was located at a property in Linton last Thursday. Armed guards have been posted outside the house where officers have been carrying out a scene examination for some days. - APNZ

Marine Confederacy of Rakaia in 2006. It is an organisation based on the practices and principles of an army, and primarily established for young people around 17 but also has many older members. The group operates on three tiers - service to the community, service to the corps, and combat training. Mr Brown is second in command at the Marine Confedera-

cy of Rakaia, and works at City Care in Christchurch. Mrs Maw was recently appointed as national vice-president of Rural Women New Zealand. She and husband Geoff farm a sheep and crop farm at Dorie and she has five children aged nine to 15. Mr Pluck said it was great to see extra members on the committee representing a wide range of interests in the community.

“I’m thrilled they agreed to become part of the committee,” he said. He was also pleased longtime member Elma Hobson, who was in her 80s, agreed to continue as chairperson of the beautification sub committee. Mrs Hobson was the “driving force” behind the town’s recent mural and a number of garden projects, so the reason the town looked as good as it did in many areas.


Christmas spirit alive and well

Mary Hurst is keeping the Christmas spirit alive in Rakaia with one of the nine Christmas trees placed in St Mark’s Church, representing nine community organisations. Among them is a special tree on which messages of remembrance can be tied for friends and family members who have died. The church is open every day until Christmas from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm for people wanting to call in and have a time of reflection before Christmas or who wish to leave a gift that will be given to the Christchurch City Mission. Photo Donna Wylie 101213-DW-294

allowed home for Christmas An Allenton man remanded in custody last month will be allowed home for Christmas. Victor Earl Reihana, 27, was sent to jail to await sentencing on charges of injuring with intent, by Judge Joanna Maze. At the time Judge Maze said the likelihood of Reihana receiving home detention was highly unlikely because of the injuries inflicted, and rejected his counsel’s request for electronically monitored bail. The charge arose from events in August, when Reihana and a group of friends had gathered to watch a rugby game. Around midnight the complainant and Reihana were alone in a double garage, when an argument escalated into a serious assault. As a result the complainant was admitted to hospital with a broken jaw, broken teeth and multiple cuts and bruises. During a previous appearance, Reihana claimed that the complainant had initiated the altercation and for a large part of it he was defending himself. He admitted “losing it” toward the end of the altercation, but with no evidence to support this Judge Maze could not take it into account. When he appeared for sentencing this week, his lawyer handed Judge Chris Somerville two affidavits supporting his self-defence claims. However police prosecutor Greg Sutherland had not been able to access the information electronically, and therefore had not read it. “I’m not willing to deal with it today – and I’m not willing to send this man back to prison because the prosecutor has not read the attachment,” Judge Somerville said. Reihana’s lawyer pointed to the evidence supplied by an independent witness, but Judge Somerville said the complainant was entitled to have his say, rather than read he had been blamed in the paper. “To be fair to everybody I think the judge needs to hear from both of you,” he said. “It was a serious assault, but I’m not having you in jail for Christmas.” Reihana was remanded on bail to appear at a disputed facts hearing on January 28.

World Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ashburton Guardian


In brief Republic of Australia? A new poll suggests nearly half of Australians agree with Governor-General Quentin Bryce that Australia should become a republic. In a controversial Boyer Lecture last month, Ms Bryce said she hoped the nation would evolve into a country where “one day, one young girl or boy may even grow up to be our nation’s first head of state”. And on the back of the comments, the Australian Republican Movement conducted a poll, with 48 per cent of respondents agreeing with her stance. - AAP

Mediator in Ukraine he European Union’s top diplomat Catherine Ashton is set to hold emergency talks in Ukraine amid growing international concern at the crisis that has pitted the security forces against proEU demonstrators. At least 10 protesters were reported injured in fresh clashes with batonwielding police in the early hours of Tuesday as interior troops and riot police faced protesters and removed barricades from around the government headquarters in the capital Kiev. - AFP

A man covers himself from the rain as he arrives for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto yesterday.

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Sorrow and pride BY JOHANNES MYBURGH “Welcome. You are all welcome!” blared the loudspeaker as the train door opened, disgorging hundreds of mourners onto the platfom. “Viva Tata Madiba, Viva!” the new arrivals shouted back, as they began chanting and singing in a spontaneous celebration of grief and pride. From the station they walked, jogged and sang their way in light rain towards the Soweto stadium to join in a mass remembrance for Tata (Father) Nelson Mandela, their saviour president whose courage and

fortitude broke the back of the hated apartheid system. They began gathering before daybreak, desperate to secure one of the precious first-comer tickets that would allow them to join nearly 100 heads of state and government in paying tribute to Mandela’s life and legacy. Despite the profound sense of national sorrow triggered by Mandela’s death last Thursday, the mood was upbeat, with people determined to celebrate the memory of one of the 20th century’s towering political figures. “This is once in your life. This is history,” said Noma Kova, 36.


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“I didn’t want to watch this on TV,” she said. Only 80,000 were to be allowed inside the stadium, with others forced to watch at home or on giant screens set up in three “overflow” stadiums in Johannesburg with a combined capacity of 120,000. Security was tight around the venue, with military helicopters flying overhead, and newlyrecruited marshals in bright jackets helping police keep the crowds moving. Many were wrapped in the South African flag or yellowgreen coloured shawls printed with the slogan “Mandela For-

ever” and portraits of their hero. When the gates opened, they rushed in to the stadiums, searching for the best vantage point on the sloped terracing overlooking the field. A central stage where, later in the day, speakers including the US and Cuban presidents were to address millions watching around the world, appeared to be protected by a glass shield. “When you say Mandela, you are talking South Africa,” said Julenda Ntlekoana, a nurse who met Mandela when he visited her Johannesburg hospital after he retired from office. - AFP


China ‘confident, belligerent’ People around the world see China as “confident”, “belligerent” and “arrogant”, staterun media says, in an unusually direct survey of attitudes towards the country. Only 13 per cent of respondents in the poll by the Global Times newspaper described China as “peaceful”, a sign that Beijing’s territorial spats with its Asian neighbours have taken a toll on its image. It also concluded that “the closer you are to China, the more likely you are to have a negative view of it”. The Global Times tends to take a nationalistic stance and is close to China’s ruling Communist Party. With the exception of rivals such as the US or Japan, state-run media coverage of

relations with other countries normally concentrates on the positive, and it is rare for criticism of China to be reported. But in the survey of 14,400 people in 14 countries, 30.3 per cent of respondents called China “confident” in international affairs, with 29.4 per cent describing it as “belligerent”, while “complicated” was chosen by 28.1 per cent. “People also describe China with words such as ‘tough’, ‘arrogant’ and ‘co-operative’,” the paper added, with each of them chosen by about 25 per cent of respondents. The survey was conducted last month in countries including the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Vietnam, South Korea, South Africa, Britain, the Philippines and Brazil. - AFP

The federal government has demanded Holden immediately reveal if it will keep making cars in Australia, after again playing down the prospect of a hand out for the US-owned group. Holden Australia boss Mike Devereux yesterday fronted a Productivity Commission inquiry and said the company hadn’t yet made a decision on the future of its plants. But he also signalled the company was looking for long term support and could only keep going under a publicprivate partnership. - AAP

War could kill 2 billion A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilisation, a study says. Even if limited in scope, a conflict with nuclear weapons would wreak havoc in the atmosphere and devastate crop yields, with the effects multiplied as global food markets went into turmoil, the report said yesterday. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and Physicians for Social Responsibility released an initial study in April 2012 that predicted a nuclear famine could kill more than a billion people. - AFP

Spies going on-line Freshly leaked documents by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have revealed spies disguised as fantasy characters prowled online games hunting terrorists. Elves, orcs or other fictional characters happened upon by players in the popular realm of World of Warcraft may have been US and British spies, according to documents released through ProPublica, the Guardian, and the New York Times. There were also indications that intelligence agents went undercover in online multi-player shooter games, particularly on Microsoft’s Xbox Live internet community for players. - AFP

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Poverty a reality Coen Lammers EDITOR


t is hard not to feel a sense of shame this week after the devastating facts in the Child Poverty Monitor report by Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills. The cold hard facts on our most vulnerable citizens makes tough reading. According to the report, one in four children in New Zealand lives under the poverty line, which in turn equates to one in six children going to school without shoes. They are also highly likely leave home without any food in their tummy or in their lunch box. Families living in poverty are those who earn less than 60 per cent of the median New Zealand income, which is a meagre $28,500. Even though it is hard to get specific figures from Ashburton, the national average indicates that close to 2000 children in Mid Canterbury could be falling into that category. The fact that little Kiwis are not getting fed, or properly clothed or are too poor to see a doctor when they are sick, is an absolute disgrace to all of us. We hear many sad stories about groups and individuals living on struggle street, but in most cases we can ignore our social responsibility and blame the families. Indeed, many children live in poverty because their parents have made bad choices, but often those parents also grew up in environments where they were bound to fail. The Government already has several programmes to combat the poverty issue by tackling part of the problem like housing, health nutrition and income. But it is not enough. The problem is so wide and deep-seated that New Zealand needs a countrywide, cross-party, long-term approach to deal with this national disgrace. There is no silver bullet to break the cycle but all Kiwi children deserve the basic needs to get a fair start in life and a genuine chance to flourish. This used to be the Kiwi way, but somewhere along the line this country lost its way and left behind the weakest section of its society. It’s an overwhelming challenge, but we have to start somewhere.

YOUR VIEW Quake repairs We have just had our earthquake repairs completed by EQR. They chose The Finishing Company from Ashburton as the main contractor to do the job. We are thrilled with the standard of work, the pride of the workmen in the high quality of their craft and their concern to inconvenience us as little as possible while we continued to live in the house. We thank EQR, The Finishing Company and the other sub-contractors who completed the task well within the expected time. Ian & Jill Barnes, Highbank

Second bridge It is pleasing to see the expressed opinions of those appalled by the action of the mayor and some lackeys in by inference denying Mr Urquhart a vote on this bridge proposal. Foremost it is a State Highway problem for which we pay


taxes in many and varied forms and has no place on our rates bills. Seemingly it is yet another personal preference to be bulldozed through for reasons that are not apparent at present. Mr Anderson’s opinion is especially of value in that it is backed by an extensive knowledge and experience in honest procedures essential to good governance. Those so vigorously promoting this in the face of such well presented opposition operate within a set of values, if that be a description, that is foreign to most of us. This does not auger well for the rest of their term and although it is said the “truth will out”, in three years they can prove to be a costly mistake. M. N. Richards

Risking it all To the three incredibly idiotic male drivers who dodged the railway barriers at the Chertsey crossing near the pub just

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before 9am you obviously had a meeting more important than your families and friends. I wish I had been quick enough to get your licence plate numbers but you were going too fast! My inconvenience was all of two minutes, what a shame you risked your safety for a short inconvenience.

Thank you St Paul’s Church, Ashburton, wish to thank everyone who contributed to make our recent Christmas Extravaganza an overwhelming success. We had a pipedream of raising $10,000 and we are delighted to confirm that our target was reached. We have to thank the people who generously opened their homes and gardens for viewing; businesses and private individuals for sponsorship and assistance, including ticket outlets; the people who decorated the church and hall; the stallholders and those who supplied

goods or services for our Lucky Number cakes and hamper. We have to thank the musicians who entertained throughout the weekend. Our gratitude goes to the hundreds who manned the homes, gardens, church and hall in shifts, including overnight security. The media must be mentioned for their advice and help with advertising, so we could reach as many people as possible. This was done in a very professional way. We thank all who purchased tickets in Mid Canterbury and further afield. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we enjoyed presenting the event to you. What started out as a local event, ended up a community affair which turned out to be a time of relaxation and fun. Many thanks to you all from the St Paul’s Church Family. May God’s blessing go with you this Christmas season. Jennifer Marks, St Paul’s Church

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Moving to better local govt

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POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Is the 20km/h either way school bus rule safe for other motorists?

Andrew Dalziel



n November I was at a local government conference in Wellington where the Hon. Chris Tremain, the Minister of Local Government spoke about what he thought Better Local Government actually looked like in New Zealand. The minister summarised what he and the Government were looking for under five headings. Consistency of purpose This is being very clear about the things taxpayers or the Government pays for, and what things ratepayers or local councils pay for. The minister thought there should be minimal cross over. Easier said than done. The Government has tried to tackle the separation of roles before, but has struggled to get traction. From our inseparable partnership in maintaining the country’s roading network, through to ratepayers giving councils the mandate to top up Government services in areas like health and housing for the elderly, there are many instances where the lines between Government and council are blurred. Transparency and a culture of constant improvement We can’t argue with this. But it is hard to think of a sector that has more legislative provisions governing its transparency and accountability than local government. There is a significant compliance cost that ratepayers get landed with for this, and the outcomes aren’t always quite what people were looking for. The call for straight forward financial reporting verses the statutory requirement to comply with international financial reporting standards is a classic case. The cost of producing an annual report every year and having it audited is significant. $103,000 for ours, but then you also have to add on the cost of preparing and auditing our Council Controlled Organisa-

Today’s online poll question Q: Do you think child poverty is an issue in Mid Canterbury?

CONTACTS News tips Call 03 307-7957 After hours Call 021 585-592 Chris Tremain, the Minister of Local Government is keen to see major change in local government but councils are already being dragged in a lot of different directions, many of which are not meant to be under their control.

tion’s accounts. Audit fees for Ashburton Contracting Limited’s latest annual report were another $41,000. Because of the legislative requirements many readers say that annual reports have become harder to understand. We do want to ‘raise the bar’ and get better at providing our services. Over and above our ‘business as usual’ delivery each year there should always be projects on the go that aim to improve our efficiency and effectiveness. Long term planning and financial prudence Nothing new here. Councils have undertaken a tonne of planning and financial work over the last 20 odd years. In 1989 we had major legislative reforms focusing on structural reorganisation, accountability, annual planning, separation of functions, and Local Authority Trading Enterprises. In 1996 there were financial management, long term financial strategy, intergenerational equity, and corporate borrowing reforms. 2002 saw the introduction of long term council community plans. We


had the TAFM reforms in 2010 – Transparency, Accountability and Financial Management, bringing into existence financial strategies and readying us for financial bench marking. In 2012 Better Local Government reforms brought new fiscal responsibility requirements, and now in 2013 we have a Bill before Parliament requiring 30 year infrastructure strategies. A paradigm shift to digital services New Zealanders have an insatiable demand to move things online. The Government’s target is to have an average of 70 per cent of the most common transactions with the public sector (including councils) online by 2017. Ashburton District Council has made some notable information technology advances recently, introducing a new easier to use website, achieving much faster building consent processing times through fully computerised work flow systems, and introducing online payments for some services. There is much more to come. Community led local

government reorganisation The large Auckland City amalgamation was forced. Nelson tried to join with Marlborough recently, but the level of voter support wasn’t there. Government’s current policy is that future local government reform should come from the ground up rather than the other way around. Recent legislative changes are designed to assist such reform. The Wellington region, the Far North and Hawke’s Bay are all entertaining amalgamations in one form or another at the moment. In Canterbury, watch out for the Government beginning its review of Environment Canterbury next year around March. The terms of reference for the review, when announced, will signal if this is about a continuation of the regional council with a return to democratic representation, or if some wider structural reform could be considered in Christchurch City or for the wider Canterbury region. Andrew Dalziel is Chief Executive Officer Ashburton District Council

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hen it comes to entertaining, Christmas is on its own when it comes to trying to cram in too much into too little time. It’s the time of year when most of us realise we haven’t caught up with friends and family as much as we should have during the year and in an effort to right that wrong before the year runs out, we opt for festive season entertaining. And that’s great, but it does add to the pressure that’s already around as the year winds down. To make life a little easier it’s good to have the makings of a few quick nibbles on hand for invited – or unexpected guests.

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These quick cheese straws are easy to make and will keep for up to two days in an airtight container.

Chilli nuts 50g butter, softened 25g sugar ½ t cayenne pepper 300g pecan nuts ■ Heat oven to 180 degrees ■ Mix together the butter, sugar and cayenne ■ Toss through the pecans, and season with salt

■ Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then spread out the nuts in a single layer. ■ Cook in the oven for 5 mins. ■ Give the nuts a good stir and cook for another 5 mins or until they are crisp. ■ Remove and leave to cool. ■ You can store the nuts in an airtight container for up to three days

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Roasted peppers and walnut dip 1 t each ground cumin and smoked paprika plus extra to serve 6 T extra-virgin olive oil 100g walnuts halves 225g roasted red peppers from a jar, drained 1T tomato purée 1 garlic clove, crushed

■ In a pan, heat the ground cumin and smoked paprika in the olive oil until fragrant. ■ Combine the rest of the ingredients in a food processor, then season with salt and pepper. ■ With the motor running, slowly pour in lemon juice or red wine vinegar

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ests, nibbles ■ Add a tbsp of water if it’s too thick. ■ Scoop into a bowl and serve with freshly ground black pepper and smoked paprika on top.

Avocado and olive crostini 390g can artichoke hearts juice 1 lemon 1 small garlic clove, crushed 3 T extra-virgin olive oil 25g parmesan, grated small bunch chives, snipped 1 baguette, thinly sliced few parmesan shavings, to serve ■ Drain the tin of artichoke hearts ■ Put them in a food processor with a good squeeze of lemon, the crushed garlic clove ■ Add 1 tbsp of the extra virgin olive oil, the Parmesan, a good pinch of salt and plenty of black pepper. Pulse to a chunky purée, scraping down the sides once or twice. ■ Stir in a few snipped chives (This can be made a day ahead and chilled). ■ Grill 12 slices of the baguette on each side until golden ■ Rub lightly with a cut garlic clove and brush with the rest of the extra virgin olive oil. ■ Spread generously with artichoke mix ■ Scatter over Parmesan shavings and remaining chives, grind over pepper and serve.

Thai chicken meatballs 1 kg chicken mince 125g dried breadcrumbs 4 spring onions, finely sliced 1T ground coriander handful fresh coriander 4 T sweet chilli sauce

2T fresh lemon juice oil for pan frying ■ In a large bowl, mix together the chicken and breadcrumbs ■ Season with spring onion, ground coriander, fresh coriander, chilli sauce and lemon juice ■ Mix well. ■ Using damp hands, form mixture into evenly shaped balls ■ Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. ■ Pan fry the chicken balls in batches until well browned all over.

White bean dip with pita chips 450g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 2 cloves garlic 4T olive oil 2 T fresh lemon juice 2T chopped parsley 1t minced chilli Salt Freshly ground black pepper Pkt pitas 1 teaspoon dried oregano ■ Preheat the oven to 200 degrees ■ Place the beans, garlic, lemon juice, 4 tbsps olive oil, and parsley in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is coarsely chopped. ■ Add remaining ingredients. ■ Place in small bowl ■ Cut each pitta in half and then into 8 wedges. ■ Arrange the pita wedges on a large baking sheet. ■ Spray with oil. Toss and spread out the wedges evenly. ■ Sprinkle with the oregano, salt, and pepper. ■ Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until toasted and golden in colour. ■ Serve the pita toasts warm or at

Roasted peppers and walnut dip. room temperature alongside the bean puree.

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garlic is lightly golden, about 1 minute. Remove the pot from the heat and add the thyme leaves. cool Pour an even amount of oil in each jar of olives. Screw the tops on tightly, and store the olives at room temperature for up to two weeks. As you use the olives, add more oil, as needed, to keep the olives completely covered.

Smoked fish pate 3/4 C flaked smoked fish or canned fish 1T light cream cheese dash Tabasco sauce 1/2 lemon, juice and zest parsley, to garnish

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Christmas roast ‘will cost more’ By Brendan Manning A drop in lamb numbers due to the worst drought in 70 years may result in higher prices for this year’s Christmas roast. A total of 25.5 million lambs were tailed this spring - 1.3m fewer than in 2012 - making the current lamb crop the second smallest in nearly 60 years, Beef and Lamb New Zealand said in its latest lamb crop survey. Only 2010-11 was lower, they said. However the lamb crop figure was higher than many had expected, said Beef and Lamb economic service chief economist Andrew Burtt. The spring 2013 lamb crop was estimated to be down 7.7 per cent, or 2.1 million lambs, reflecting the severity of the widespread drought in last summer and autumn. While the South Island conditions were drier than in recent

years, the impact on the lamb crop was estimated to be less than in the North Island, Beef and Lamb said. Lamb export prices were expected to average $98 for an 18.4kg lamb this season, up 16 per cent on the provisional 201213 price of $84.60 per head. Federated Farmers’ president Bruce Wills said the law of economics would kick in and the cost of lamb would rise this year. “We did have obviously a historic drought event earlier 2013 - it was the worst drought in 70 years. People had to process stock that they wouldn’t otherwise.” It was hard to estimate the price impact of the lamb shortage for New Zealand consumers, as 95 per cent of our lamb was exported, Mr Wills said. However, “there’s no question, if you’re a consumer, you’re going to be paying more for lamb this year than last”. Compiled by


between now and Christmas. “It might be five cents, if that. “It won’t ever just shoot up. It always increases over winter and then starts dropping back down, but that happens every year.” he said. - APNZ

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powder, used to calculate the farmgate milk price, jumped 62 percent to $5.97 billion in the first three months of the year, while non-reference products including casein and cheese rose 22 percent to $6.93b. Since Fonterra announced its provision to write down inventory last month, the gap between cheese and whole milk powder had closed a little but the pressure continues, Dekker said. - APNZ



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By daniel lynch A booming New Zealand property market is driving a surge in real estate jobs and applications for licensed accreditation, latest figures show. More than 1500 positions have been advertised this year so

far - an increase of more than 29 per cent on last year’s total, according to job listing site Seek. Increased market activity and property sales volumes in 2013 were once again driving people to consider real estate careers, said managing director of Bayley’s Real Estate Mike Bayley.

“We are tracking strong demand and job growth out of the Auckland and Christchurch real estate markets in both the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, and are now also seeing increasing signs of positivity in provincial cities,” said Bayley. - HOL

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Pea and crab risotto 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onions 1 clove garlic 2 cups arborio rice 4 tsp chicken stock powder 3/4 cup frozen peas 1/2 lemon zest and juice 50 g parmesan cheese 2 tbsp butter 170 g can crab meat 1/4 cup fresh parsley

■ Continue adding stock in 1 cup batches stirring all the time (put a lot of love into it!). Total cooking time should be about 35 minutes or until rice is just tender. ■ Add frozen peas and stir well. Cover with lid, reduce the heat and leave for 2 minutes. ■ Remove the lid, add the butter, lemon zest and juice, half the

parmesan and crab. Mix well, taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper (remember the parmesan is salty so not too much salt). ■ To serve top with the remaining crab and parmesan and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

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■ In a large saucepan, pour the oil and gently sauté the onion and garlic until, soft, translucent and fragrant, this will take 4-5 minutes. ■ Coat the rice with the onion mixture and sauté for a further 2 minutes. ■ Combine the stock powder and boiling water. Stir well. ■ Stir in 1 cup of the hot stock into the rice and onion mixture and cook, stirring over a low heat until all the liquid is absorbed.

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ASB Classic wildcards Next year’s ASB Classic will include Germany’s Julia Goerges and the Czech Republic’s Andrea Hlavackova who both received wild cards for the main draw yesterday. This year marked Goerges’ fifth straight season in the world’s top 100, as she reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and the third rounds of the Indian Wells and Charleston tournaments. Hlavackova arrives off the back of an impressive doubles season, winning the US Open in both the mixed and women’s events. The wildcards join a strong ASB Classic line-up including seventime Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams, former world No 1 and Grand Slam champion Ana Ivanovic, New Zealand No 1 Marina Erakovic. - APNZ

Hunt out for months Kiwi UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has no problems with meeting Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva again, it just won’t happen until well in to next year. After the pair fought to a thrilling majority draw at UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane on Saturday, people immediately questioned whether there would be a rematch. Both fighters were taken to hospital after the fiveround war and weren’t available to the media but Hunt confirmed yesterday in a phone interview with ‘The MMA Hour’ that he would need a lengthy stint out of the octagon due to a badly broken left hand. “The doctor said at least six months before I can start hitting anything,” Hunt said. “I’ve got like 12 screws in my hand.” - APNZ

No Messi for Barcelona Barcelona welcome Celtic to the Camp Nou tonight still needing a point to guarantee they finish top of Group H in soccer’s Champions League. The Catalans appeared to be cruising to first place and a home second leg of their last16 tie after beating AC Milan 3-1 to qualify on matchday four. However, a 2-1 defeat away to Ajax was followed by another loss, as Athletic Bilbao ended Barca’s 26-game unbeaten run. Barca will again be without the injured Lionel Messi, Victor Valdes and Dani Alves, but Jordi Alba - who scored an injury-time winner when the two sides met at the Camp Nou last season - returned against Cartagena after three months out and is expected to start. - AFP

No injury for Inglis Greg Inglis is set to begin training with South Sydney in the New Year, as scheduled, after the superstar was cleared of a serious thumb injury. Rabbitohs fans feared the worst after Inglis was replaced late in Australia’s emphatic World Cup win over New Zealand in Manchester two weeks ago, and was later seen leaving Old Trafford with his arm in a sling. But Rabbitohs high-performance manager Troy Thomson said yesterday the injury is not as bad as initially thought. “A bit of a scare there for Rabbitohs fans and us staff ... Greggy got a bit of a whack on his thumb but the Australian medical staff were really good,” he said. “He saw us at the start of the week to get the all clear and everything looks good.” - AAP

Kelly Hadder and Starsalute warm up at the South Island Premier Championship Show, held in Ashburton last weekend. Photo Donna Wylie 071213-DW-040

Championship show huge success Mid Canterbury riders were in the money at the fourth annual South Island Premier Championship Show, held in Ashburton for the first time over the weekend. The change of venue paid off with increased entries across all sections, at the biggest show for led and ridden horses and

ponies in the South Island. The Ashburton showgrounds were in superb conditions for the three day event. Six judges, including three international judges, had their work cut out selecting champions from the south’s top hacks and ponies. Local riders to take championships were Emily Chamberlain


riding Awatuna Ghostly Image, who won the Willowhip NZ SI Premier Champion Working Pony Hunter, and Harriet Redmond, riding Spectacular 11, won the Show Circuit SI Premier Champion Hack. Other local rider results: More-Mag supreme champion led hack – Harriet Red-

mond (Spectacular 11). Traiteur of Merivale champion led young stock warmblood – Duncan Norrie (Windsor Park Vavoom). Ilam Florist champion led sport pony – Charlotte Roberts (Brookfields Panache). Horsezone champion ridden pinto – Thomas Kerr (Thermopylae).

Ko already up to fourth in world Lydia Ko (right) has moved to number four in the world rankings following her first win as a professional golfer in the weekend, capturing the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters US$800,000 event in Taiwan. Ko jumped from sixth to fourth in the rankings, leapfrogging Korean So Yeon Ryu. Ko won the event at the Linkou Miramar Golf Club in Taipei after surging past Ryu on the final nine holes to win by three shots. Ko took away $US150,000 ($NZ181,000) for the victory, along with $US8,000 she won

in the tournament’s skins event last week. Korean Inbee Park will finish the year as world No 1 with Norway’s Suzann Pettersen in second spot. American Stacy Lewis is world No 3. The 16-year-old will begin her 2014 campaign at the Bahamas Classic from January 23 - 26, where she must attend a mandatory rookie’s session, before she will return home to defend her title at the ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open in Christchurch from January 31 February 2. - HOL


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NZ alert to Windies’ revival By DaviD Leggat New Zealand will be wary of a resurgent West Indies side going into the second test at the Basin Reserve today. They will know they let slip a wonderful opportunity to get their noses in front in the threetest rubber at Dunedin, that the West Indies have taken considerable heart after their staunch effort over those last two days. Certainly their captain, Darren Sammy, was upbeat yesterday, hinting broadly that they’ll take the same XI into the test. He cited the example of young seamer Shannon Gabriel, who had a poor match in Dunedin. The team culture was one of support, he said, so while Gabriel “looked a bit rusty, the chances are we will back him again to give him some confidence”. You sense the West Indies would really like to play their two quality spinners, Shane Shillingford and Sunil Narine, recognising that New Zealand batsmen collectively have their issues against good spin bowling. One look at the Basin Reserve pitch put that notion to rest, however. Sammy pointed at the green carpet of the indoor centre yesterday, comparing it to the pitch. “I don’t think any of our guys will have played on a surface so green before.” New Zealand have put off confirming their team until this


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Ashburton Bridge Club December 6 Monday Evening – Duplicate N/S 1 A and S Harris, 2 B Blair and A van Dyk, 3  F Priest and S Reid. E/W  1  Z Earl and D Wilkinson, 2 G Brown and D Fisher, 3 Paul Fergus and A Gray Tuesday Evening – Duplicate N/S 1 M and J de Jong, 2 P and T Downward,  3  M Buckland and J Edmond. E/W 1 J Fechney and K Robb, 2 J Knight and B Smith, 3 B McIlraith and M Muir Wednesday Afternoon - Duplicate 1 M Buckland and B Smith, 2 A Maude and M Moore, 3 S Rosevear and M Stowell. Senior Prize – Mary Buckland and Bev Smith. Junior prize – Janine Allen and Sheila Lyond Thursday Evening – Closing Night and 1st round of the Kops Trophy. N/S 1 J Knight and B Smith,  2  M Holdaway and L Wackrow, 3 R McLaughlin and K Robb E/W 1 B Blair and M Francis, 2 A Sim and D Wilkinson, 3 J Fechney and E Segers   The following Trophies were presented to winners for the year. Wednesday Afternoons: Individual Ladder  -  Bev Smith. Brabant Trophy -  Anne and Maurice Reid. Valetta Trophy Winners - Bev Smith and Mary Buckland Runnersup  -  Melva Stowell and Sue Rosevear. Hackthorne Trophy Winners - Shirley Harris and Ann Gilbert. Runners-up - Ann Vanderweg and Mervyn Jones Monday Evenings: Flaxmere Trophy - Isobel Wray and Mervyn Jones King Trophy - Lynette Adams and Ruth

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morning, the contentious point being the makeup of the three seamers. Captain Brendon McCullum all but confirmed legspinner Ish Sodhi will play. Corey Anderson’s left armers will give support, but on the frontline seamers he raised the old, and reasonable, argument that “if three can’t get it done then whether four will”. So it’ll be Neil Wagner retaining his place or Doug Bracewell coming in. Tim Southee and Trent Boult are certainties. All three from Dunedin have been nursed through the past three days after a heavy workload. “They’ve been looked after pretty well, they didn’t train yesterday and got to bat in the nets first today. The coaching staff are taking care of them,” McCullum said. Kane Williamson will return for Aaron Redmond at No3, having recovered from his fractured thumb, and he will add his useful offspin to the bowling mix. However Tino Best, the liveliest of the West Indian fast bowlers, will fancy testing out Williamson’s thumb. There is one point about the pitch worth remembering sometimes they don’t behave as your eyes tell you they should. McCullum talked of guarding against bowlers getting excited and losing sight of their strategies. “Sometimes you can start searching a bit and see the ball Logan. Irwin Trophy - Lynette Leadley and Jeanette Lovett. Individual Trophy  -  Gaye Branthwaite. Walker Trophy  -  Zilpha Earl. King Novice - Zilpha Earl. Carr Trophy (most improved player from lessons). Paul Fergus. C Ladder  Winners - Lynette Adams and Barbara Newton. B Ladder Winners  -  Arie van Dyk and Bruce Leighton.  Runnersup - Averil Clelland and Pat Wise Thursday Evenings: 2 round duplicate, February -  Bev Smith and  John Knight. 2 round duplicate, March - Mary Buckland and John Knight. 2 round duplicate, May and June - Rosemary McLaughlin and Bev Smith. 3round duplicate, July and August  -  Mike Holmes Mary Mulligan Trophy - Mary Buckland and John Knight. Mary Mulligan Plate  -  Bev Turton and Pauline Scott Smith Trophy  -  Maree Moore. Smith Plate  -  Perry Jowers. Eileen Willoughby Trophy - John Fechney and Kay Robb. Eileen Willoughby Plate - Evelyne Taylor and Ian Doel. Presidents Trophy  -  Bev Smith and  Mary Buckland. Past Presidents Trophy - Bertie Holmes and Lynette Leadley Tuesday Evenings: 2 round Duplicate, February - Bev Smith and John Knight. 2 round Duplicate, April  -  Jan de Jong and John Knight. 2 round Duplicate, August - Rewa Kyle and Trish Small. 3 round Duplicate  Pauline Fergus. Robinson Salver - Trish and Peter Downward. Ron Sutherland Trophy Bev Smith and John Knight. Hazelmere Trophy - Trish Small A Ladder Winners -  Bev Smith and John Knight.; Runners-up  -  John Fechney and Michael Holdaway

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Quade ‘shouldn’t box’ Quade Cooper might want to make the most of his latest bout in January, after ARU boss Bill Pulver made it clear he doesn’t like the idea of the Wallabies’ vice-captain combining rugby and boxing. Cooper is slated to fight on Anthony Mundine’s undercard on January 29 in Brisbane, but continuing his career in the ring could prove difficult, with the star five-eighth to negotiate a new deal with the ARU later next year. Pulver said he couldn’t be more impressed with Cooper’s career turnaround in 2013, but indicated boxing could be off the table in future contract talks. The ARU chief is against one of his most valuable commodities risking injury in another sport. - AAP

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fizzing through. While you’re beating the bat you’re not threatening the stumps. We’ll be making sure we’ve still got the stumps in play.” If it’s not one pressure point it’s another for McCullum. His impressive century in Dunedin sorted out the heat on his batting, but he bristled gently when the run of 10 winless tests was put to him yesterday. It was more a glance to fine leg than a thunderous hook, but McCullum is clearly wearying

at the year-long drought. “I think you’re under pressure every time you play for New Zealand. “I guess now you can look for something else to put the pressure on. We’re playing good cricket, wins will come at some point. It’d be nice if we had more support rather than this scrutiny but that’s how it is at times.” McCullum knows there’s only one way to get that monkey off his, and the team’s, back. - NZH

Christmas Tournament and McKenzie Trophy December 9 1st. with a score of 48 Stableford points was Bryan Shanks; 2nd with a score of 46 Stableford points was Ray Bennett; 3rd. with a score of 45 Stableford points was Jim Mitchell; 4th. with a score of 44 Stableford points was Stewart Dunlop; 5th. with a score of 43 Stableford points was Bob Ilton; 6th= with a score of 42 Stableford points were Graeme Moore and John McArthur; 8th. = with a score of 41 Stableford points were Bernie Caldwell, Alan T Smith. Ray Goodman, Pat Molloy and George Cartney; 13th.= with a score of 40 Stableford points were Bill Mason, Barry Bluett and Eddie Chilton; 16th.= with a score of 39 Stableford points were Colin Morgan, Dave Tilson, Mal Trewavas, Lance Innes, Morrie Henderson and Bruce Morrison; 22nd. = with a score of 38 Stableford points were Graham McIlvoy, Guildford Lane, Trevor Watson, Dave Puckett, Ben McOmish, Bill Gates, Don Houghton, Eddie Tulip, Doug Bruce, Murray Beach, Des Green, Ray Welsh and John Davis. Twos: Alan T Smith, George Cartney, John McArthur and Lance Innes. Nearest the Pin # 2 was John McArthur; # 6 and # 16 was Morrie Henderson; # 12 was George Cartney.

Big Test Icicles 90, Highlanders 89, Pakeke Pros 88 Mixed: Hoppy’s Hopefulls 91.5, County Classics 90.5, Maccas 86 Top Man: John Lovett 35.5; Top Lady: Marilyn Cross 33.5 Nearest the Pins: Templeton Motors – Don McLeod; Paul May Motors – Tessa Gallagher; Mac & Maggies – Judy Kingsbury; BP Ashburton – Erin Porter Gabites Lucky Player – G Eskuche, BP Lucky Player – Dennis Stoddart Two’s – Erin Porter, Bev Chinn, Clarrie Galway, Neil Lyons.

Ashburton Golf Club Nelson Building Society Friday night teams December 6 Top Team – Roaring Pride 94.5 – Val Cartney, Bob Jones, Clarrie Galway, Margaret Pawlsley. Ladies: Mayfield Magic 94, Periwinkles II 92 Men: X Cockies 93, Reads Rebels 91, The

Mayfield Ladies Golf BBB Teams Tournament 1st Betty Wilson and Margaret Read, Mayfield 58; 2nd Val Schmack and Pat Wilson, Mayfield 59 on c/b; 3rd Jane Helmore, Methven and Lal Mulligan, Mayfield 59 4th Sally Jones, Methven and Judy Webb, Mayfield 60 on c/b 5th Heather McKimmie and Teresa Broker, Rakaia 60; 6th Shirley Elliot and Robin Bennett, Ashburton 61 ALT Nearest the Pin 5 and 140-26 Vicki Moore, Ashburton; 27-40+ Janice Dunlop, Ashburton ALT 2nd shot nearest the Pin 2 and 110-26, Alison Romeril, Geraldine; 27-40+ Lal Mulligan, Mayfield Longest Drive 0-26, Lucy Ritchie, Coringa; 27-40+ Alison Vessey, Mayfield Marilyn Cross/Hasting McLeod/Property Brokers Twos; Sharon Duthie, Mayfield 14; Alison Romeril, Geraldine, 11 and Vicki Moore, Ashburton 5; Eagle, Lucy Ritchie, Coringa 7; Drawn Cards; Lucy Tan, Harewood; Merle Ellery, Geraldine; Ina Divers, Tinwald; Daphne Hinton, Ashburton; Jillian Lake, Mayfield; Carole Brand, Gleniti.

Rival captains Brendon McCullum and Darren Sammy are taking a positive view of a new piece of technology to be used in the next two tests. Real Time Snicko will be the latest tool in the third umpire’s tool kit. The merging of picture and sound will take about 20 seconds and can be used to help identify edges, either for catches behind the wicket or lbws, upon a referral request from either side. The system is being used in the Ashes series and it was quietly trialled at Dunedin during the first test. - NZH

Bears maul Cowboys Josh McCown threw for 349 yards and Matt Forte gained 175 yards and a touchdown to lead the Chicago Bears to a 45-28 NFL win over Dallas yesterday. McCown, making his fourth consecutive start in place of Jay Cutler, threw four touchdown passes and ran for another in frigid conditions at Soldier Field in Chicago. McCown was 27-for-36 for 348 yards, while Forte carried the ball 20 times for 102 yards and added seven catches for 73 yards and a score. The Bears improved to 7-6 and snapped a two-game losing streak. - AFP

England ‘not scared’ England claim they’re not scared of Australian pace ace Mitchell Johnson. But they might end up shaking in their boots if an expected adrenaline hit can push Johnson to even faster speeds during the third Test at the WACA, starting Friday. Johnson destroyed England’s batting lineup in Brisbane and Adelaide, with 140-150km/h thunderbolts leaving several opponents clearly rattled. The task is set to get even harder for England at the pace-friendly WACA, where Johnson has thrived in the past. Three years ago, Johnson snared figures of 6-38 and 3-44 to inspire Australia to a 267-run win in Perth. - AAP

Sport 24 Ashburton Guardian

In brief Board member moving New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing board member Des Friedrich has resigned his role to take up a position in Australia. He has been appointed as chief executive officer of the Alice Springs Turf Club in the Northern Territory of Australia. Friedrich, who was appointed to the NZTR board at the beginning of 2012, said he was disappointed to be leaving. “I am very sorry to be leaving NZTR while we are making such worthwhile progress, but this is a huge personal and professional opportunity; too good to miss.” Friedrich takes up his new position toward the end of January, 2014.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Babies hit the track

Kirramosa returns Star spring filly Kirramosa has come back to the Randwick stable of trainer and part-owner John Sargent. The three-year-old won the Gr.1 VRC Oaks after success in the Gr.2 Wakeful Stakes and was given a month off following her memorable double. Kirramosa, who has been the subject of a number of offers, has been set for the Gr.1 AJC Oaks in the autumn.

Cummings’ stay put The dispute between Bart Cummings and his grandson James has been settled and the training partnership is to continue. Cummings’ long-time friend and adviser Jack Fisher said the master trainer was surprised at the publicity over what was essentially a family matter that had been easily resolved. The 86-yearold Cummings entered into the partnership at the beginning of August with his grandson, who said they were a united team and it was business as usual. - APNZ

Administrators move in BC3 Thoroughbreds chairman Bill Vlahos has resigned and administrators have now taken over the business. Insolvency experts Michael Hird and Trent Hancock of Moore Stephens were appointed administrators on Monday afternoon. The news comes after revelations of a punter’s club associated with Vlahos may have as much as $A500 million from some 1000 members with no records of any bets being laid. It has also been confirmed that Vlahos was attacked on Sunday night at a property where a car was also burned out. - APNZ

Classcoroc top chance Classcoroc has been a source of frustration in recent times for trainer and part-owner Graeme Hughes and he’s hopeful a return to Ellerslie today will bring out the best in the mare. The five-yearold has picked up four cheques from five previous appearances on the course and as a past open handicap winner she is wellplaced in the Rating 75 Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Cup. “We thought she was all set last time out (at Pukekohe Park) and she was a bit disappointing, but she didn’t like the track and it was a hot day,” Hughes said. “She pulled up as soon as they crossed the line – she shut down really quickly, but she’s been working well since and doing everything right.” - APNZ

Showing the style that could see them become champions of the future, Mark Jones and Itz Bettor to Win (inside) slip home half a head in front of Mark Smolenski and Jay Dub in the first in a series of qualifying trials for two-year-olds at yesterday’s Ashburton Trotting Club trials. PHOTO DONNA WYLIE 101213-DW-220

The future of racing is in good hands if the performance of a number of two-year-olds at yesterday’s Ashburton trials is any indication. A strong line-up of trotters and pacers raced over a mile in six trial races, with most earning themselves a race-day ticket. In the first of the two-year-old races for colts and geldings, the Bettors Delight-Itz All About Me colt Itz Bettor to Win showed plenty of style and plenty of form, leading from the barrier and looking an uncontested winner until the final few metres. A strong challenge was mounted in the dying stages of the race by the Mark Smolenski-trained colt Jay Dub (McArdle-Champagne Princess) but he was unable to run down Itz Bettor to Win, coming home second by just half a head. After sitting in the trail for most of the distance, Itz Platinum Plus, another from the Mark Jones stable, had to be content with third. Itz Bettor to Win ran the 1600 metres in 2.00.9, 800m, 57.9, 400m, 27.5.

M2 Auckland RC Gallops Today at Ellerslie Raceway

Auckland RC Venue: Ellerslie Meeting Date: 11 December 2013 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6 1 5.00pm LINDAUER MAIDEN 2200 $12,500, 2200m 1 22722 Fast Profit b (3) 58.5 .....................O Bosson 2 44702 Egg (1) 58.5 ...................................... D Hain 3 00043 Sir Al Syd (8) 58.5 .......................L Callaway 4 048 Trapped Again (2) 58.5 ............. M D Plessis 5 0 Elstow 58.5 .................................. Scratched 6 40x8 Singing Dune (6) 57 ...................M Cameron 7 560 Choysa (5) 57....................................L Innes 8 25x72 Duquesa (4) 56.5 ............................S Collett 9 95752 Maybe Later (7) 56.5 ....................... M Wenn 2 5.35pm PAYMARK RATING 65 1200 $12,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 0x21x Rapid Gain (11) 59.....................M Cameron 2 3x5x1 Spare The Moment d (13) 59 .......... R Jones 3 1Dx4 Supacalifraglistic d (1) 59..... M Cheung (a3) 4 x0184 Red Lamar d (10) 58.5 ............ R Smyth (a3) 5 39430 Passing Parade m (6) 58............. D Johnson 6 643x1 Jersey Girl 57 ............................... Scratched 7 1x Petrify d (3) 57...............................O Bosson 8 15462 Alice Webb Ellis d (7) 56.5 ........ M D Plessis 9 508x3 Brokash d (9) 56 ......................K Leung (a2) 10 50x1 Brah Spring (2) 55.5..........................L Innes 11 x2601 Designated Driver d (8) 55.5R Hutchings (a) 12 145x5 Iffley Road 55 ............................... Scratched 13 417x0 Sugar Plum Fairy dm (4) 55.5 14 85450 Rosie Rules dm (5) 55 15 8x9x5 Rayners Lane d (14) 57 .................. D Nolan 16 067x6 Brondan (12) 54 Emergencies: Sugar Plum Fairy, Rosie Rules, Rayners Lane, Brondan 3 6.10pm CARDINAL LOGISTICS MAIDEN $12,500, MDN F&M, 1400m

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240x3 Carolina Island b (5) 57.5..............O Bosson 4x625 Felicity Hall (1) 57.5 .................. M D Plessis 680x4 Dreamworld (7) 57.5 .......................S Collett 627x9 Emilys Own (4) 57.5....................T Thornton 84 Spy In The Huddle (12) 57.5 .......L Callaway Justified (11) 57.5 ....................... D Johnson 2x3 Joanna (2) 56 ...................... R Hutchings (a) 2 Velocious Satin (10) 56 .................. J Adams 73x6 Royal Dominance b (9) 56 ................L Innes 676 Hayley Grace (3) 56 ...........................M Hills 94866 Leica My Bling (6) 56 .................M Coleman Violetta Star (8) 56 .................... A Collett (a) 4 6.45pm EZGO GOLF CART RENTALS MAIDEN MILE $12,500, MDN, 1600m 1 3 Lonely Boy (1) 58.5 ..........................P Taylor 2 3375 Rebisha (6) 58.5 ................. R Hutchings (a) 3 986 Malcolm (7) 58.5 ............................... D Hain 4 78x King Kartez (9) 58.5 ...................... R Norvall 5 42934 Babilloni (11) 57 .............................. C Grylls 6 78x23 Maygrove (2) 57 ................................L Innes 7 6x524 Colonel Carrera (10) 57 .............M Cameron 8 4x274 Stand Your Ground (12) 57 ...........O Bosson 9 x9383 Ernie (5) 57 ................................M Coleman 10 40077 I Gotta Hunch (4) 57 ................A Jones (a4) 11 x2528 Chocolat (3) 56.5 .......................M Sweeney 12 9. Mrs Sin (13) 56.5 ...................... M D Plessis 13 5x446 Love (8) 55 .................................. D Johnson 5 7.15pm BARFOOT & THOMPSON TWILIGHT CUP RATING 75 $15,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1600m 1 95344 Elusive Gold m (15) 59......................L Innes 2 9470x Payback td (14) 59 .................. R Smyth (a3) 3 40x70 Classcoroc d (2) 57.5 ................ A Collett (a) 4 19322 Urban Angel td (4) 57.5..............M Cameron 5 04336 Secret Whisper dm (12) 57.5 .......... D Nolan 6 180x0 Game Changer td (10) 57 ........... C Dell (a1)

15 13480 La Vitesse (6) 54 ........................M Coleman 16 5x5x7 Mapmaker t (11) 54 17 198x0 Madly Bentley 54 ......................... Scratched Emergencies: La Vitesse, Mapmaker, Madly Bentley 6 7.48pm DUNSTAN FEEDS CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER R65 $12,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 x1790 Klitschko t (2) 59 ......................... D Johnson 2 60550 The Mig (3) 59.............................T Thornton 3 x8602 Volcano d (9) 59 .............................. R Jones 4 50460 Alfonze dm (5) 58.5 ..................K Leung (a2) 5 52607 Celtic Star d (8) 58.5 ................. M D Plessis 6 03x13 Lucky Orphan 58.......................... Scratched 7 10x05 Our Essence tdm (10) 57 ...................M Hills 8 73x63 All In Bluff b (6) 56.5 .........................L Innes 9 23251 First Class (4) 56.5........................O Bosson 10 35x80 Diamond Pete (7) 56.5 .............. A Collett (a) 11 0x551 Screw Loose (15) 56 ..................M Sweeney 12 855x5 Makers Mark (11) 55.5 ...............M Cameron 13 5721 Dresden Park t (1) 55 .......... R Hutchings (a) 14 00x91 Dragonkeeper m (13) 55 ......... R Smyth (a3) 15 6508x Smuckers d (14) 54 16 467x7 Viking Chief (12) 54 Mark Sweeney will be trying to Emergencies: Smuckers, Viking Chief win the $12,500 EZGO Maiden Mile Blinkers on : Trapped Again (R1), Passing Parade (R2), aboard Chocolat at the Auckland RC King Kartez (R4), Smuckers (R6) Blinkers off : Felicity Hall (R3), Payback (R5), All In Bluff meeting at Ellerslie this evening. (R6) Winkers on : Royal Dominance (R3) 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

52x26 Decorah (5) 56.5 ...........................O Bosson 519x4 Ready Steady tm (7) 56.5 ........... D Johnson 5x195 Almon (8) 56.5 ............................... J Adams 20x54 Red Dakota tdb (13) 56.5.... R Hutchings (a) 41081 Eezemoova 56 ............................. Scratched 16210 Manny d (3) 56 ................................ C Grylls x5103 Mato Grosso (1) 56 ................... M D Plessis 1610x Sacred Knight tdb (9) 56 ....................M Hills


Race 1: Fast Profit, Duquesa, Maybe Later, Egg, Choysa Race 2: Brah Spring, Petrify, Designated Driver Race 3: Joanna, Felicity Hall, Royal Dominance, Dreamworld Race 4: Maygrove, Stand Your Ground, Chocolat, Colonel Carrera Race 5: Decorah, Elusive Gold, Red Dakota, Urban Angel Race 6: Volcano, Dresden Park, Our Essence, The Mig

M9 Wanganui dogs Today at Hatrick Raceway

Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Race- 9 8x Icahn nwtd...................................B Hodgson 10 44474 Prefontaine 17.81 ......................J McInerney way Meeting Date: 11 Dec 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 10 86x48 Nero Haka nwtd ........................J McInerney 7 1.56pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD LTD C1 C1, 520m Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 4 12.59pm MORRIE GIBBONS SIGNS C0 C0, 305m 1 58755 Speedy Feet 30.33 .................... K B Benson 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 1 Goodtime Helen nwtd .................B Goodwin 2 48455 Zamaddis Lass nwtd .................... T Downey 11 and 12 2 8 Homebush Haven nwtd .............J McInerney 3 46283 Opie Bossman 30.76 F & ...............Turnwald 1 12.02pm ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 3 7 Hermione Baxter nwtd ..............J McInerney 4 38344 Mr. Darci 30.35 A & ............................. J.Hall 1 78443 Vinny Doon nwtd B & ....................G Atwood 4 28 Deathstar nwtd ..............................A Speight 5 77518 Paddy Baxter 30.26...................J McInerney 2 75565 Cosmic Sally nwtd.....................J McInerney 5 6 Rikki’s Rebel nwtd ............................R Waite 6 26246 Tepirita Tuiteka 30.74 ....................B Mitchell 3 8 Homebush Kizzy nwtd ..............J McInerney 6 55463 Maddie Brand nwtd G & .....................Denby 7 318x2 Mariah nwtd .....................................P Taylor 4 8x Crystal Ghost nwtd......................B Hodgson 7 33844 Homebush Saxon nwtd .............J McInerney 8 63266 Sydenham Opal nwtd G & .............. J Clarke 5 22 Cosmic Rascal nwtd ........................L Ahern 8 7 Blu Desire nwtd ................................T Agent 9 77872 Thrilling Ava 30.22 ..........................B Marsh 6 42471 Toxic Revenge nwtd ......................A Speight 9 86x48 Nero Haka nwtd ........................J McInerney 10 54875 Sarah Campbell 30.93 ................B Hodgson 7 8 Homebush Pippi nwtd ...............J McInerney 10 68268 Iza Hungi nwtd ......................... S Gommans 8 2.15pm WANGANUI SECURITY C1 C1, 305m 8 65x Boston Blaze nwtd F &...................Turnwald 5 1.18pm PALAMOUNTAINS SCIENTIFIC NUTRI- 1 11676 Lamb Shank nwtd .....................J McInerney 9 7 Dark Faerytales nwtd ....................A Speight TION C1 C1, 305m 2 66533 Aschenputtel 17.74 ..........................G Quirk 10 8 Into The Fray nwtd ...........................R Waite 1 63325 Sedgebrook Lad 17.94........................F Kite 3 34236 Versatile Richie nwtd ........................T Agent 2 12.21pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 305m 2 34371 Gone Awol 17.74.......................J McInerney 4 58224 Calamity Sue 17.96............................W Kite 1 8 Homebush Pepper nwtd............J McInerney 3 21464 Polar Snow White 18.12 G &........... J Clarke 5 88888 Judy In Disguise 18.02...............R N Maisey 2 63542 No More Laughter nwtd F & ...........Turnwald 4 75353 Mighty Monica 18.16 ................ S Gommans 6 24727 Cassie Haka 18.16....................J McInerney 3 66x62 Jasper Haka nwtd .....................J McInerney 5 26252 Miss Jolt 18.02 .................................T Agent 7 55832 Spot On Maggie 17.74 .............A Duganzich 4 34537 Cedric Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 6 888x3 Tanybryn 18.02 L & ............................ Morris 8 28784 All Too Hard nwtd ......................J McInerney 5 Goodtime Kate nwtd ...................B Goodwin 7 1112 Lost in Light 17.60............................L Ahern 9 55361 Sydilicious 17.84 ................................ R Udy 6 6 Johnny Angel nwtd........................A Speight 8 21368 Homebush Crash 17.68 ............J McInerney 10 83557 Billy Brand nwtd ......................... B Johnston 7 62775 Working Midnight nwtd.................. D Donlon 9 72387 Exact Master 17.81 ........................... B Hunt 9 2.35pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 C1, 520m 8 57468 Thunder Time nwtd G & ....................S Ross 10 43854 Sheza Fooling nwtd............................ N Udy 1 58514 Kay Road 30.76 ..............................S Maher 9 76387 Go Max nwtd ................................K Jackson 6 1.37pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C1 C1, 305m 2 42422 Sue Sews Socks 30.65 ............ T Mischefski 10 58 Little Vampire nwtd ........................A Speight 1 63524 Uno Charm nwtd .........................B Goodwin 3 46376 Billy Holmes 30.64 G & ................... J Clarke 3 12.40pm J P PRINT PETONE C0 FINAL C0f, 520m 2 83436 Petra Haka nwtd........................J McInerney 4 73334 Gucci Rush 30.81 L & ........................ Morris 1 Really Clever nwtd ...........................L Ahern 3 34158 Backyard Queen nwtd ................ G Hodgson 5 x1171 Distasteful 30.61 F &......................Turnwald 2 255 Little Prophet nwtd ...........................R Waite 4 85626 Black Tank nwtd ....................... S Gommans 6 33557 Opawa Leanne nwtd ........................ A Clark 3 56234 Groovy Leo nwtd .......................J McInerney 5 35657 Dodgy Pockets 18.22 ....................M Gowan 7 44652 Ten Point One 30.80 ........................P Taylor 4 Varga Frost nwtd ...........................A Speight 6 77236 Ruapehu nwtd G &.......................... J Clarke 8 4162 Enhancer 30.92...........................B Hodgson 5 23267 Homebush Titan nwtd ...............J McInerney 7 74875 Nina Be Good 18.04 ......................R Murray Emergencies: 6 34 Arctic Thunder nwtd ..................... H Mullane 8 84618 Homebush Verona 17.99...........J McInerney 9 44776 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd ............E Duganzich 10 73878 Taikorea Lass nwtd ...................... T Downey 7 22331 Dutchess Queen nwtd.................J McArthur Emergencies: 8 52555 Behemoth nwtd .............................A Speight 9 55361 Sydilicious 17.84 ................................ R Udy 10 2.55pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C2 HEAT 1 C2q, 305m

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25844 Homebush Hell’s 17.63 .................... C Clark 31242 Kiribati Girl 17.94 ..................... S Gommans 41135 Bigtime Chip 17.68...........................L Ahern 26412 Tenkay Down 17.69...................J McInerney 57621 Azure Dreams 17.75 G & ................ J Clarke 42334 Kim Dotcom 17.82 ...........................T Agent 52273 Ode To Liberty 17.54........................R Waite 75513 Yeah Nah 17.88...................................L Udy 75743 Another Snazza 17.70 ..............J McInerney 65685 Tricky Harry nwtd ..................... S Gommans 11 3.14pm ROSS DECORATOR HEAT 2 C2q, 305m 1 16316 John Dory nwtd .........................J McInerney 2 16115 Missy Sloy 17.85 ..............................L Ahern 3 75153 Riba Lorda 17.73 G & ..................... J Clarke 4 71365 Homebush Alex 17.90 ...............J McInerney 5 62528 Black Mercedes 17.77 ............. S Gommans 6 11144 Bit Coin 18.13 ..........................A Duganzich 7 42626 Raveon nwtd .................................M Gowan 8 43547 Chelsea’s Beauty 17.84 ............... T Downey 9 64475 Sarah’s Domain nwtd ................J McInerney 10 65685 Tricky Harry nwtd ..................... S Gommans 12 3.33pm CHRISTMAS AT THE RACES 13TH-14TH20TH DEC C2Q C2q, 305m 1 36574 Thrilling Squeal 17.80 .............. S Gommans 2 21121 Ngauruhoe 17.69 G & ..................... J Clarke 3 66122 Jumpin Sally 17.62....................J McInerney 4 11366 Showem Baby 17.86 ................A Duganzich 5 11421 She’s Top Notch 17.66 .....................L Ahern 6 85651 Rebel Joe 17.93 .............................. C Brider 7 43671 Opehu Tiger 18.04 ...........................R Waite 8 77461 Opawa Gift 17.81 ....................... B Johnston Emergencies: 9 83553 Another Course nwtd ................J McInerney 10 65685 Tricky Harry nwtd ..................... S Gommans LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Class 5 Truck Driver

Ashburton Based Linehaul

Ashburton Based Linehaul

Talley’s is a successful and well known brand operating several plants throughout the South Island, as well as having many diversified (Permanent partintime - 20 hours week) meat interests seafood, frozenper vegetables, and dairy products. Tricroft is a property management and development company based in the agricultural

Talley’s is a successful and well known brand operating several plants throughout the South Island, as well as having many diversified interests in seafood, frozen vegetables, meat and dairy products. A

Talley’s products between the factories and depots around South Island, by predominately Managed by four staff at an Ashburton officethe and overseen a board of directors, on the East Coast with & some runs toAdministrator the West Tricroft is now looking for an experienced Property Financial to Coast and Nelson. oversee all Tricroft's business portfolios.

Your primary duties will be the cartage of Talley’s products between the factories and depots around the South Island, predominately on the East Coast with some runs to the West Coast and Nelson.

Property & Financial Administrator

and dairy farming capital of Ashburton. Your primary duties will be the cartage of

You will need to:

• be punctual, reliable and responsible • be tidy, organised and well presented The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience either in a similar • be able to work unsupervised industry or in sole charge office• be flexible with hours and days of work. management. You will need to:

Class 5 Linehaul Driver' in the subject line or post to: PO Box 244, Ashburton.

Further to the above, the following skills are essential Applications 23 December -Experience and or proficiency in the useclose of Money Works2013. accounting software -Excellent computer skills (especially database, spread sheet and word processing) -Working knowledge of the principles of office management -Capable of communicating and dealing with a diverse range of people both internally and externally -Strong attention to detail -Strong communication skills (written and oral) -Honesty and reliability -A flexible, common sense approach with the ability to prioritise a busy workload

Due to a position becoming available in our service department, we are seeking to appoint another service technician to our busy, enthusiastic franchise dealership. Desirably, this person would come from the motorcycle industry already, or the automotive industry, where the necessary training can be given. Jeff Marshall Motorcycles is in a very buoyant, large rural sector. We service the farm and off road sector, and have a large road bike riding clientele as well. Our service department is spacious, clean and tidy, warm with easy access. Our business is very much customer focused, so applicants need to be the same, be prepared to take responsibility, be honest, have strong self-belief, be physically fit and active, loyal, driven, have a sense of humour and be passionate about motorcycles. We consider ourselves a pro-active business, and also in the community and motorcycle clubs. Applicants: • Must have a high attention to detail, • Must be able to work as part of a team, and also be able to work unsupervised, • Must be willing to do on going product training, • Must have a clean drivers licence, • Should have a NZ residency or a valid NZ work Visa, • Remuneration is dependent on experience and skill.

Experience in refrigerated transport would be an advantage however full training will be given. In return we offer competitive rates relevant to the applicant and experience, modern vehicles and equipment, as well as a good busy working environment.

The Fresh Name in the Freezer

-Have strong accounting and analytical skills including budgeting, forecasting and Experience in refrigerated transport would be an reporting. advantage however full training will be given. -Control the day to day running of the office and all administration functions return we offer competitive rates relevant to -Manage physical resources In and infrastructure the applicant and experience, modern vehicles -Complete accounts payables and receivables functions and equipment, as well as a good busy working -Undertake reconciliation tasks environment. -Ensure compliance with statutory authority and audit requirements this PAYE, role interests you and you have the (including but not limited toIfGST, FBT, ACC) qualities mentioned above please apply with -Provide timely analysis of business performance to management a CV and two current references to: -Cashflow management with 'Ashburton -Liaise with the company accountant

Motorcycle Service Technician

You will need to: • hold a Class 5 licence • have experience operating a Class 5 vehicle on hills • have a clean driving record • have a positive work ethic and attitude • be punctual, reliable and responsible • be tidy, organised and well presented • be able to work unsupervised • be flexible with hours and days of work.

• hold a Class 5 licence This role is suited to an experienced financial administrator who is a team player, is • have experience operating a Class 5 vehicle organised and structured to undertake and deliver a wide variety of tasks. Central to hills to provide accurate and timely financial the success of this position is theonability • have a clean driving record recording, analysis and reporting functions to all stakeholders. Previous experience in • have a positive work ethic and attitude property management or an associated area would be advantageous.

The Fresh Name in the Freezer




Class 5 Truck Driver

Ashburton Guardian

If this role interests you and you have the qualities mentioned above please apply with a CV and two current references to: with 'Ashburton Class 5 Linehaul Driver' in the subject line or post to: PO Box 244, Ashburton.

Check out our business Application can be made in the strictest confidence by contacting Jeff. Marshall direct on wk - 03 308 2055 cell - 027 431 1744 email -

Applications close 23 December 2013.



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Ashburton District your Ashburton Guardian - colour Wed 11 DecFor Sitsall Vacant Christmas Sat 14 Dec classified Wed 18 Dec Community Lunch 2013 requirements. Sat 21 Dec

The lunch is being held at the Sinclair Centre, at the rear of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, ParkSeek Street, Ashburton at 12.30pm on Christmas Day and there is no charge. This lunch is for anyone who would like to TradeMe share Christmas Day with others. If you have any questions please phone Maureen at 308 1200 and leave a message.

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A full time permanent position is being offered to assist in our small seed dressing plant at Lyndhurst, 10km from Methven and 27km from Ashburton. Experience is not essential as full training will be given to the successful applicant.

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Please contact John Phone 302 1777 (wk), 027 388 6004 or 302 1839 (a/h)

Do you need help with transport (please circle one): Yes / No Would you like to perform at item at lunch (please circle one): Yes / No Please return this form to The Trevor Wilson Centre, 215 Tancred St, Ashburton, to Community House, 155 Tancred St, Ashburton or PO Box 581, Ashburton 7740 by Monday, December 16, 2013 if possible.

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Part time 20 hours per week Presbyterian Support Ashburton has been providing counselling in Ashburton since 1991. Due to a retirement we wish to appoint a Counsellor who has membership of NZAC or NZPB. We offer: • challenging and rewarding work • an attractive work environment • ongoing training and support • a place in a highly respected team A job description and application form are available by phoning Jackie Girvan on (03) 308 5868 or email Applications close Friday, 10 January 2014 at 5pm and should be forwarded to:

We are looking for a motivated, reliable PART TIME driver for our small transport business.

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We would prefer someone with a class 4 and 5 licence. Some experience would be helpful good pay rates. Please contact:

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LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES • Bark • Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available

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FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon

Bulk Truck Drivers


How long will you be single?? There is no need to be alone when we know so many genuine women and men also seeking one safe special partner. With over 20yrs matchmaking experience Bridges are the experts at turnings singles into couples. Call today and get in touch as soon as tonight! Ph 0800 856 640 Members of other agencies and disillusioned Internet daters very welcome. Credits avail - please enquire

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• Class 4 or 5 licenses • Experience preferred

Alyssa Skevnington Happy 5th Birthday Goose! Enjoy your presents. Love from Mum, Dad, Benji, Hayley and Grandma. xo

• References required • Good rates paid

Contact Will on 027 449 1796


Teacher Aide Teacher Aide to support a 10 Year old student at our Rural school. We seek a person who is calm, relationship focused and non-judgemental, able to focus on the child and their learning. Previous experience working with ASD children would be helpful (or at least some learning about ASD). The Minimum requirements would include some experience working with or interacting with older children.

46 YEAR old woman wanting full time work. Experience in factory and processing work. Happy to try anything. Please phone 308 1654 evenings.

Application must respond to the above criteria and provide the names and contact details of three referees.

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Alyssa Skevington Happy birthday to a special girl. Lots of love from Grandad and Jo. xxx

ACCOUNTS and office admin work wanted, part time. Experienced and efficient. Phone Karen 027 443 5722 or 307 7125.

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

Letters of application close with the Principal, Hinds School, No 5 RD, Ashburton or on by December 16 at 4pm.

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ASHBURTON GOLF CLUB (INC) 118th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Thursday, December 12, 2013 7.00pm at the Clubhouse

Sunday 15th December Geraldine Domain Pavilion

All members welcome to attend.


Friday 20th December St Andrews Church Ashburton 12.15pm and 5.15pm


Door sales only

4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, privacy and safety films for glass. FREE quotes - 20 years local service. Bill Breukelaar - phone 0800 368 468.

Musical Director Sylvia Watson

SECURITY DOORS & FLYSCREENS. Call us today RURAL TRADING POST for a free measure and quote! FEED barley for sale. Phone HomePlus Ashburton 03 308 021 147 3388. 2966. GRASS SEED STRAW SUN CONTROL WINDOW wanted for the coming TINTING. Professional season. Phone Jacob window tinting of cars, homes Holdaway 027 422 5464. & offices. Quality films for privacy, UV (fading), heat, LUCERNE hay 17 med safety & security. square bales. Suit cattle or Phone Craig Rogers your sheep, Rakaia area. Ph (03) ONLY local applicator 307 960 2335. 6347 or 0800TINTER. Member of Master Tinters RYE grass and red clover hay 550 conventional bales. NZ. Rakaia area. Ph (03) 960 RURAL TRADING POST 2335. In Store now ... Great selection of Deutz models and toys at


Agricultural franchise Parts suppliers for DEUTS FAHR - SAME KIOTI - MERLO McHale - SIMBA Great plains Kverneland - taarup Vicon GASPARDO Schuitemaker MASCHIO 233 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton. Ph 03 3077153 www.powerfarmingashb

UNTREATED SAWDUST. Summer special $10/m3 plus GST ex yard - Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm McDowell Rd, Ph 308-3595. Open Mon-Fri 7am-5.30pm Sat morn 8am-12 noon.


Southberry Open 7 days 9am - 6pm Freshly picked Raspberries and P.Y.O. No Eftpos. 56 Tinwald/ Westerfield/ Mayfield Road. Phone 03 308 1338.

PLANTS, PRODUCE FOR SALE - New potatoes Osprey Purple Passion. Phone 308 5972 - A.F. Brown. NEW POTATOES, digging daily. $2 kg. Christmas orders taken. Bennett, 22 Melrose Road, phone 308 4015.

MOTORCYCLES 2010 HONDA CRF100, in very good order. Phone 027 459 6094.

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

LIVESTOCK, PETS BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 322 7626. MOTHER hen and 10 four day old chickens to give away. Ph 308 6139.

Daily Events Wednesday 8.30am ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Walk on country track, coastline beach walk, Hinds Lagoon. All welcome, phone Jenny 308-6862. Meet Ashburton Courthouse, Baring Square West.

ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.45am MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS. Monthly meeting, Doris Linton lounge, R.S.A. Cox Street.

10.00am - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street.

7.00pm ASHBURTON ROSE GROUP. Christmas meeting and rose show. Catholic rooms, Winter Street.

10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. 254 Cameron Street, please phone 308-4115 or 307-2253 re access to the building.

12.50pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Association Croquet. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street.

NEWCOMERS NETWORK. Community law, workshop, legal advice, limited spaces, to register contact Daria 027 220 8791.

1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street.

GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band hall, Creek Road.

9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House.

10.00am ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street.

9.30am SPORT MID CANTERBURY. Walking group. Meet outside the Community Pool, Walnut Avenue.

METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven.


9.30am - 11.30am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome. Sports hall, Tancred Street.

Cnr Archibald and Jane Street, Tinwald.

9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church hall, Baring Square East.

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Exhibition by local artists Judith Sommerville and Rebecca Hawkes. Main Street, Methven.

9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House. 9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Beginners class, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street.

WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Tasmanian Doubles. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street.

9.30am - 12.30pm METHODIST PARISH GOODWILL SHOP. Sell pre loved clothing. Methodist Church,

10.00am - 7.00pm ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM. Open, all welcome. Baring Square East. 10.30am ASHBURTON LADIES PROBUS. Coffee morning, Cafe Central Tancred Street.

10.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz. 48 Allens Road. Allenton.

3.30pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open to the public in the Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road.

10.30am MID CANTERBURY NEW COMERS NETWORK. Newcomers coffee morning group. McDonald’s Restaurant, Moore Street. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Petanque has started, everyone welcome, Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

7.30pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. Leaves from 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

3.30pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open to the public. Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road. 7.30pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing, learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe Band hall, Creek Road.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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HASTINGS MCLEOD LTD 217 West Street ASHBURTON 03 307 9176

Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008



EASTSIDE 44 Peter Street

WEB ID AU34037

Front unit, all day sun, close to town, exactly what you say you want! The extra bonus here is the super sized conservatory off the living, perfect spot for reading, snoozing or hobbies. Two generous bedrooms, street outlook from the well appointed kitchen. Internal access garage with good back yard for vegetable patch! VIEW Wednesday 11 Dec 5.30 6.00pm DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY Wednesday 18th December 2013 at 2.00pm

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Loads of character, this home offers much more than meets the eye. Spacious living areas are a feature, as is the updated kitchen, with pantry and dishwasher. Two toilets also add to this homes appeal. Outside you have a single garage with workshop and an attic space above the workshop with an additional carport making for ample vehicle parking. Good indoor/outdoor flow. Come see for yourself. VIEW Thursday 12 Dec 5.15 - 6.00pm








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Front unit, all day sun, close to town, exactly what you say you want! The extra bonus here is the super sized conservatory off the living, perfect spot for reading, snoozing or hobbies. VIEW Wednesday 11 Dec 5.30 6.00pm DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY Wednesday 18th December 2013 at 2.00pm 2


71A Wills Street Open Home Saturday, December 14 at 10am - 11am


Newly built three bedroom home, master with ensuite. Open plan living, heat pump. Double garage with internal access. Patio door off living to easy care section.


Trademe Ref # DP2369 HIRE

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

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COOKIE and fondant cutters. Lots of Christmas shaped cookie cutters available at Kitchen Kapers in The Arcade. Get into the festive spirit with cakes decorated with or cookies shaped as Christmas trees, bells, angels, holly and more!

Guardian Classifieds 307 7900

Enquiries to: 027 448 3405 FOR SALE

CONTAINERS for sale or hire, ex shipping: general and insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone 308-7772. DELICIOUS handcrafted chocolates. Kitchen Kapers in The Arcade have Bennetts handcrafted chocolates from Mangawhai Village, New Zealand. They come in beautiful packaged boxes and make a nice wee gift for someone special.

FOR SALE FOR SALE - Macrocarpa furniture, china cabinet and entertainment unit. Very good condition. Phone 027 313 2333. FREE firewood, free firewood, free firewood, free firewood, free firewood. For sale - Contessa logburner, freestanding with flue, also, vanity unit and recyclable rimu timber. Phone 027 405 2391.



LARGE collection commercial ENTERTAINMENT envelopes. Huge variety of stamps and post marks. Various other philatelic items Asian, attractive, and some stamps. Open to NEW offers - ph John 027 929 motive, hot, sexy, big busty, very good massage, 021 022 8021. 36543, Gibza.


SAMXXX, 39yrs, vivacious, ANGEL - Tall busty, attractive busty blonde, 20E bust, lady for pleasure or fantasy No texts/ in/out calls private premises. blocked numbers (027 435 1020. Phone: 021 0299 7405.

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL HOUSE for rent, three bedroom, large living, kitchen area, big section, double garage, Tinwald suit family. 021 033 7571. TWO bedroom house to rent. Warm, with logburner, garage, and roomy fenced section. Pets okay. Allenton area. $250pw. Phone/text 021 230 3274.

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11 DECEMBER 2013

IS YOUR POOL SAFE FOR SUMMER? Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fun-filled days in the family pool. While a pool can provide great family entertainment it is important to keep it safe for young children. The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act includes requirements to protect children from the dangers of unfenced swimming pools. Pool owners are required to ensure their pool has gates that latch properly, fences that are the right height and that there are no structures that allow children to climb over and into unsupervised pools. Pool owners have a responsibility to register their pool with Council. To learn more about safe swimming pools, visit



On This Week

The Council will be closed from 1.00pm on Tuesday 24 December 2013 and will reopen 8.30am Monday 6 January 2014.



Holiday Service For all requests for service during the holiday period phone the Council (03) 307 7700. Our phone answering service will be operating throughout the holiday period. All calls will be answered and all urgent requests for service will be attended to. Non-urgent requests will be attended to from 6 January 2014. Ashburton Public Library Holiday Hours

Resource Recovery Parks The Ashburton Resource Recovery Park will be closed on: • • •

Wednesday 25 December 2013 Thursday 26 December 2013 Wednesday 1 January 2014

The Rakaia Resource Recovery Park will be closed on: • •

Wednesday 25 December 2013 Wednesday 1 January 2014

The Methven Greenwaste and Inorganic Materials drop off facility will be closed on: • •

Wednesday 25 December 2013 Wednesday 1 January 2014


25 December



26 December



27 December

9am - 5pm

Refuse and Recycling - Kerbside Collection


28 December

10am - 1pm


29 December

1pm - 4pm

If your collection day is a Wednesday or Thursday there will be some changes over the holiday period.


30 December

9am - 5pm


31 December

9am - 5pm


1 January



2 January



3 January

Normal hours resume

Collections normally scheduled for Wednesday 25 December and Wednesday 1 January will be collected on Tuesday 24 December and Tuesday 31 December respectively. Collections normally scheduled for Thursday 26 December and Thursday 2 January will be collected on Friday 27 December and Friday 3 January respectively. There are no changes to any other collections.

TRIENNIAL MEETING DORIE RESERVE BOARD TRIENNIAL MEETING The Dorie Reserve Board will be holding their triennial meeting as follows: Tuesday 17 December 2013, 7.30pm, Dorie Hall The purpose of the meeting is to elect up to seven residents to fill the vacancies on the Board. All residents welcome. The Board will meet immediately following the Triennial Meeting and appoint members to the positions of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

Please ensure all rubbish and recycling is placed at kerbside by 7.30am on collection day.

SALE & SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL NEW REQUIREMENTS FROM 18 DECEMBER Changes to Alcohol licensing under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act come into effect on 18 December. There are a range of changes that licencees need to understand and comply with. For more information go to

PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740

Council Meeting Thursday 12 December, 1.30pm

Career Opportunities Executive Assistant to CEO and Mayor

Tenders Sealed Road Rehabilitation C623 Ashburton District 2013/14

Watch Out For Road Works Tinwald Westerfield Mayfield Road (From Lagmhor Road to 500m past Tarbottons Road and from Timaru Track Road to Rushford Road) For more information, visit

BY- ELECTION METHVEN COMMUNITY BOARD A by-election is to be held for the Methven Community Board on Tuesday 11 February 2014. Nominations close at noon, Monday 16 December 2013. Nomination forms are available at www. Alternatively, you can call Council on (03) 307 7700 to request a form or pick one up from the Council office.


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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) You’ll learn more if you don’t rush into things, taking the time to consider your options, keeping one eye on the rear view mirror. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) While you can’t daydream your life away, today’s forces come together to make daydreaming especially productive, with light bulb moments possible. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) You’ve reached a point in the year where you can start pulling back, with a chance to start lining up for your 2014 personal and/or relationship year. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) There is a need to keep one eye on the rear view mirror and another on the road ahead, all the while working smarter. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) You’ve reached a point in the year where there is no longer anything to be gained from over thinking or over playing things. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) With financial instincts sharp you have one last chance to tap into the hindsight and Eureka moments Uranus is opening the door to. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Where there is any personal and/or relationship tension there is also a chance to clear the air, with a communication breakthrough likely. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Despite the fact that there is a greater than ever need to pace yourself, your professional year still has a few surprises up its sleeve. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) The Moon’s return to a fun and playful part of your chart today is a reminder that life can’t be all work and no play, with a chance to challenge your excuses. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) There is a reminder today of the importance of having the right work/life balance, at a time when the stakes have just been raised. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) Sometimes, in order to clear the air, there has to be a catalyst that brings things to a head and the Moon does this extremely well. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) You have a nose for money at what is not only an important point on the income front but at a critical point in your professional year as well.

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Family Notices 30 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

HARRISON, Kathleen May (Kath), (nee King) – On December 8, 2013 peacefully at Ashburton Hospital. Dearly loved wife for 66 years of Tom. Loved mother and mother in law of Graeme and Barbara, Kelvin (United States), Katrina and Neil, Lorayne and Sheldon, and friend of Mike (Aussie), and Joan (United States). Much loved grandmother of Tania and Des (Sydney), Michelle and Daniel, and the late Paul; Tommy and Melissa, Gregg, and Jennifer and Bill (all United States), Jessica and Brent, Daniel (Melbourne); and Matthew, and Scott. Much loved great grandmother of Harrison; Mia, and Hunter (United States). Messages to P O Box 472, Ashburton. In lieu of flowers donations to Methven House would be appreciated and may be left at the Service. Special thanks for the loving care given by Methven House to Kath during her last years and to the staff at Ward 1, Ashburton Hospital. A service to celebrate Kath’s life will be held at St John’s Presbyterian Church, Jackson Street, Methven, on THURSDAY, December 12, commencing at 11.00am. Followed by private cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

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Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013

RUTHERFURD, Lyn 11/12/2012

RUTHERFURD, Lyn – Nana's are a special gift, One’s you think will stay, You never dream the day will come, When they will go away. Those who have them, Love them while you may, Because we wish with all our hearts, That ours was here today We love and miss you more each day Nana. Love Harrison, Charlotte, Gus and Ila.

Celebrate and honour your loved ones

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SATURDAY: Mainly fine. Northeasterlies.



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9: 00 – 5: 45 AM


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NZ Situation

Wind km/h less than 30 fine

30 to 59 fog

isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder



60 plus


FZL: 3000m

Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain about the divide this morning, clearing in the evening. Wind at 1000m: NW 25 km/h, rising to 40 km/h in the afternoon. Wind at 2000m: NW 30 km/h, rising to 45 km/h in the afternoon.


FZL: 2800m

High cloud thickening. Rain near the divide by evening, only patchy falls further east. Wind at 1000m: NW, strengthening evening, gusting 70 km/h. Wind at 2000m: NW, rising to gale 80 km/h evening.

FRIDAY Mainly fine. Light winds.



Mainly fine. Northeasterlies.

Becoming fine. Westerlies about high ground and light winds at low levels.



Mainly fine. Northwesterlies strengthening.

Mainly fine. Northwesterlies.

World Weather showers fine fine cloudy thunder fine rain fine fine rain thunder fine cloudy cloudy cloudy

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cloudy showers fine showers rain rain showers thunder fine fine drizzle showers snow thunder fine

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5:39 Noon 6:13 12:28 6:39 12:58 7:08 1:24 7:35 1:51 7:59 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 5:44 am Set 9:08 pm


mainly fine


mainly fine



Good fishing Set 1:58 am Rise 2:56 pm

Full moon

17 Dec 10:30 pm ©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

Rise 5:44 am Set 9:09 pm


Good fishing Set 2:28 am Rise 4:00 pm

Last quarter

26 Dec 2:49 am

Rise 5:44 am Set 9:10 pm


Good fishing Set 3:00 am Rise 5:03 pm

New moon

2 Jan 12:15 am

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Palmerston North mainly fine Wellington

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River Levels

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 2:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday 297.1 Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 3:30 am, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 8:00 am, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 2:30 pm, yesterday


Source: Environment Canterbury

Canterbury Readings




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Forecasts for today

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Canterbury High Country

Cloudy periods, a few spots of rain in the evening. Northeasterlies.

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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A ridge lies over much of the North Island tomorrow, while an active trough moves onto the South Island from the Tasman Sea. The trough is weak by the time it reaches the North Island on Friday and is followed by a weak ridge over the South Island. The ridge covers much of the country over the weekend.

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers

Specially designed Canterbury Plains headstones to TODAY reflect the Cloudy periods. Northeasterlies. individual personality TOMORROW


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ROLLINSON, John Gilbert – Delwyn, Ryun and Debbie, Shelley and Richard, and Julie wish to acknowledge everyone for their kindness and support given during John’s illness and passing. We have been overwhelmed by the visits , letters, cards, phone calls, emails, texts, flowers, baking and meals. To all who attended John’s service and for donations made to Heart and Cancer Research, we thank you. Special thanks to Dr Wootton, and the wonderful Ashburton Palliative Care team. Please accept this as a personal and heartfelt thank you to you all.


FRIDAY: Mainly fine. Light winds.



In loving memory of our dearly loved wife, mum and nana who passed away on e year ago today. We miss you so much and think of you every day. A special smile, a special face, In our hearts, a special place, Memories are a gift to treasure, Ours of you will last forever. Lots of love always, Delma, Michelle, Kim, Cindy, Dean and families. xx





TOMORROW: Cloudy periods, few spots evening rain. Northeasterly.









TODAY: Cloudy periods. Northeasterlies.



Map for today

Ashburton Forecast

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 18.1 19.1 Max to 4pm 12.1 Minimum 9.7 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 1.0 16hr to 4pm December to date 5.2 Avg Dec to date 19 2013 to date 763.4 656 Avg year to date Wind km/h E 15 At 4pm Strongest gust E 30 Time of gust 3:01pm

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to 4pm yesterday


Christchurch Airport

Timaru Airport

17.5 18.1 11.1 –

17.5 19.6 13.4 13.4

15.8 17.9 12.2 –

4.1 50.2 – 1638.0 –

0.6 11.0 15 623.2 598

0.6 1.2 18 490.6 496

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E 22 E 31 3:11pm

E 13 SE 24 3:43pm

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Television Wednesday, December 11, 2013


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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 11am Coach Trip PGR Fourteen tourists are brought together for an epic coach trip across the continent. 0 11:30 Infomercials Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Paddy’s happy that Rhona’s packed; Debbie makes a promise; Victoria’s frustrated. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me 3 2pm May The Best House Win 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Jake Gyllenhaal. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 High Country Rescue 0 8pm The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison 0 8:30 F Scandal AO After discovering the truth about the rigged White House election, the Gladiators in Suits lose faith in Olivia. 0 10:25 One News Tonight 0 10:55 F Inside Men AO 3

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Tricky Business 3 Kate and Matt are unexpectedly thrown together on an out-of-town surveillance job; Rick must face the music regarding his investment. 0 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR 3 Dr Oz and a team of dermatologists examine causes and cures for premature aging. 2:30 Rachael Ray 3 Rachael and Guy Fieri compete in a cooking challenge; a recipe for Cobb salad. 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show Special Halloween episode. 4:30 Big Brother Australia Highlights of life in the house. 6pm 3 News 7pm F Shortland Street PGR 7pm Campbell Live Vasa is left in a vulnerable 7:30 Family Secret PGR A retired position; Wendy finds herself policeman has treasured a in a hothouse; a secret enemy photograph of a Belgian boy closes in. 0 he befriended at the end of 8pm F Mike and Molly PGR 0 the Second World War. Now 8:30 The Big Bang Theory PGR 3 his granddaughter sets out to 0 find what became of him. 0 9pm Two and a Half Men PGR 0 8:05 Prison Families PGR 0 9:30 2 Broke Girls PGR 0 8:35 3rd Degree 10pm Mike and Molly PGR 3 0 9:35 Underbelly – Squizzy AO 0 10:25 Happy Endings AO 0 10:35 Nightline 10:55 Anger Management PGR 0

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 7am Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 7:30 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 7:55 Planet Sheen 3 8:20 Chuggington 3 8:30 Care Bears 3 8:55 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 9:05 Bob The Builder 3 9:15 Thomas And Friends 3 9:25 Peppa Pig 3 9:35 Wonder Pets 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Pingu 3 3:05 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 3:15 Lalaloopsy 3:35 Max Steel 4:05 Oh No! It’s An Alien Invasion 3 4:30 Four Live 6pm Sabrina – The Teenage Witch 3 0 6:30 Everybody Hates Chris 3 7pm Just Shoot Me! PGR 0 7:30 Sunny Skies PGR 3 0 8pm Rob PGR 3 8:30 M Bring it On – In It to Win It PGR 3 2007 Comedy. Two rival cheerleading teams, The Jets and The Sharks, compete at the Cheer Camp Nationals, but things do not go according to plan. Ashley Benson, Jennifer Tisdale, Michael Copon. 10:25 Celebrity Paranormal Project AO 3

6am Rugby – IRB Sevens World Series (Highlights) Day Two. 7:30 Rugby Sevens – Central Qualifiers (Highlights) 9am Cricket – The Ashes (Highlights) Australia v England – Second Test, Day Five. 9:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) 10am L Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day One. Coverage of the morning session from the Basin Reserve in Wellington. 12:35 The Cricket Show 1:05 L Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day One. Coverage of the afternoon session from the Basin Reserve in Wellington. 6pm Sky Sport – What’s On 6:30 Rugby – IRB Sevens World Series (Highlights) 8pm Red Bull Chronicles 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 8:30 Rugby Sevens – Central 7:30 Storage Wars Texas Qualifiers (Highlights) 8pm Customs PGR 3 8:30 Paul Merton’s Adventures PGR 10pm Cricket – International 9:30 The Body Farm AO As the (Highlights) New Zealand v team investigates the death West Indies – Second Test, in a fire of a prominent Day One. human-rights lawyer, Oggy 10:30 Motorsport – V8 Supercars and Mike reconstruct the fire Championship (Replay) in the lab to find the culprit. Sydney Telstra 500 – Race 35. 10:45 Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day One.

Midnight Attitude Awards 2013 30 1:15 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0

11:25 Partners PGR 11:55 Man Up AO 3 12:25 My Big Fat Fetish AO 0 1:30 Infomercials 2:30 Rizzoli And Isles AO 3 0 3:15 Pretty Little Liars 3 0 4:05 Anderson Live PGR 3 5am Infomercials

11:20 Entertainment Tonight 11:50 Infomercials

11:20 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:15 Home Shopping 1:45 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2:15 Home Shopping

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Nick Knowles’ Original Features 7:30 Home By Novogratz 8am Bondi Vet 8:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:30 House Crashers 10am The Apartment 11am Auction Hunters 11:30 International Open House Noon West End Salvage 12:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:15 Nick Knowles’ Original Features 3:30 Home By Novogratz 4pm Food Safari 4:30 The Cook And The Chef 5pm Candice Tells All 5:30 Celebrity DIY 6pm Bondi Vet 6:30 Bath Crashers 7pm American Restoration Mike and Frank travel the country looking for antique gold. 7:30 Ray Mears’ Wild Food 8:40 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 9:20 The Hook And The Cook 10pm Autospeed 10:30 A Moody Christmas AO 11pm American Restoration 11:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Home By Novogratz 1:30 Celebrity DIY 2am The Cook And The Chef 2:30 Food Safari 3am Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 3:30 The Hook And The Cook 4am Bondi Vet 4:30 Bath Crashers 5am Ray Mears’ Wild Food

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 0 6:55 The Amazing World Of Gumball 0 7:20 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 7:50 F Ben 10 – Ultimate Alien 3 0 8:15 Franklin 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Ellen 3 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 The Celebrity Apprentice PGR 2:30 Bethenny 3:30 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 4:05 Life With Boys 0 4:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Friends (Starting Today) 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

11:15 F NCIS AO 3 The team are in danger when they confront the Port-to-Port killer. 0 12:15 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 1:55 A Gypsy Life For Me PGR 3 Dale Farm is facing its final hours, and it is an emotional day for gypsies, but in Essex, a similar travellers’ site is thriving. 2:55 Junior Bakeoff The junior bakers meet the woman who designed William and Kate’s wedding cake. 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire.

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 3pm Maara Kai (Starting Today) 3 3:30 Brian Jacques’s Redwall 3 2 4pm Miharo 3 2 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3

THE BOX 6am CSI – Miami MV 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 The Pretender PG 8:55 Chuck MVS 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 CSI MV 12:15 CSI MV 1:05 F Chuck MVS 1:55 CSI – Miami MV 2:45 The Pretender PG 3:35 Raw MC 6:35 The Simpsons PG 7pm Pawn Stars PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 NCIS MV 9:30 Criminal Intent MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV


12:30 The Pretender PG 1:20 CSI – Miami MV 2:10 Law And Order MV 3:05 NCIS MV 3:55 Criminal Intent MV 4:45 The Pretender PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

1am Motorsport – V8 Supercars Championship (Replay) Sydney Telstra 500 – Race 36. 3:30 Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day One. The last two hours of play from the Basin Reserve in Wellington. 5:30 Sky Sport – What’s On

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 He Iwi Whakapono (Starting Today) 3 Tamihana Thrupp. 8pm Te Irikura 3 8:30 Taniwha Rau A visit to Aunty Rena Ngataki at Whataapaka marae at Te Karaka. 9:30 Whakatauki 3 10pm Te Kauta PGR Waldo Houia. 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Dirty Jobs Down Under PG Deadly Snake Wrangler. 7:30 Man v Wild PG Texas. 8:30 Gold Rush PG Man Down. 9:30 Mythbusters PG Dumpster Diving. 10:30 Secrets Of… PG 11:30 Aeroplane Repo PG 12:30 True Crime With Aphrodite Jones M 1:30 I Was Murdered M 2pm Stalked – Someone’s Watching M 2:30 World’s Top Five PG 3:30 Dirty Jobs Down Under PG 4:30 Gold Rush PG 5:30 Jungle Gold PG 7:30 Bear Grylls – Escape From Hell PG 8:30 The Unexplained Files PG 9:30 Ben Earl – Trick Artist PG 10:30 Auction Hunters PG 11pm Weed Country PG


Midnight Nightmare Next Door M 1am Auction Hunters PG 1:30 Bear Grylls – Escape From Hell PG 2:30 The Unexplained Files PG 3:30 Dirty Jobs PG 4:30 Brew Masters PG 5:30 Time Warp PG


8:30pm on TV One

MOVIES PREMIERE 6:45 One Angry Juror PG 2010 Drama. Jessica Capshaw. 8:15 Biography – Matthew Perry PG 2008 Documentary. 9:05 Three Inches M 2011 Sci-fi. Noah Reid, James Marsters. 10:35 Act Of Valour 16VL 2012 Action. Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez. 12:25 That’s My Boy 16LS 2012 Comedy. Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg. 2:20 The Making Of Prometheus MV 2:35 The Possession 16VL 2012 Horror. 4:05 One Angry Juror PG 2010 Drama. 5:35 Turn The Beat Around PGL 2010 Drama. 7:05 The Sitter 16VLS 2011 Comedy. 8:30 End Of Watch 18VL 2012 Crime. 10:20 A Thousand Words ML 2012 Comedy. 11:55 Scream Of The Banshee 18V 2011 Horror.

Family Secret

7:30pm on TV3

MOVIES GREATS 7:05 Two For The Money MLS 2005 Drama. Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo. 9:05 The Making Of It’s Complicated M 9:20 The First Wives Club PGL 1996 Comedy. Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton. 11:05 Inside Story – The Santa Clause PG Documentary. 12:35 Enough 16V 2002 Thriller. Jennifer Lopez, Juliette Lewis, Noah Wyle. 2:30 The Prestige MV 2006 Drama. Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale. 4:40 Two For The Money MLS 2005 Drama. Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo. 6:45 While You Were Sleeping PGL 1995 Romantic Comedy. Bill Pullman, Sandra Bullock. 8:30 High Crimes MV 2002 Thriller. 10:25 My Cousin Vinny PGL 1992 Comedy.


12:25 Directors – Michael Apted PG Documentary. 12:55 Inside Story – The Santa Clause PG THURSDAY 1:25 To The Mat PGV 2011 Comedy. Documentary. 2:25 While You 3am The Sitter 16VLS 2011 Comedy. Were Sleeping PGL 1995 Romantic Comedy. 4:05 High Crimes MV 4:20 End Of Watch 18VL 2012 2002 Thriller. Crime.

0 Closed captions; 3 Repeat; 2 Maori Language. RATINGS: 16 Approved for persons 16 years or over; 18 Approved for persons 18 years or over; AO Adults only; C Content may offend; L Language may offend; M Suitable for mature audiences; PG/PGR Parental guidance recommended for young viewers; S Sexual content may offend; V Contains violence. Local Radio: NewsTalk ZB 873AM/98.1FM FM Classic Hits ZEFM 92.5; Port FM Local 94.9, 98.9 and 106.1


6am Feed The Backs 7am Ping Pong – World Championship (Highlights) 8am Bowls – New Zealand Open (Highlights) Men’s Pairs. 9:30 Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) Northwestern Mutual World Challenge – Round Four. 10:30 Rugby Sevens – Central Qualifiers (Highlights) Noon Rugby – IRB Sevens World Series (Highlights) Day Two. 1:30 Football – A-League (Highlights) Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix. 2pm Motorsport – V8 Supercars Championship (Highlights) Sydney Telstra 500 – Race 35. 2:30 Motorsport – V8 Supercars Championship (Replay) Sydney Telstra 500 – Race 36. 5pm British Triathlon Liverpool. 6pm Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon Wales. 6:30 Nice-Cannes Marathon 7pm The Fishing Show 7:30 Rowing – World Cup (Highlights) Finals. Held on the waters of Rostee in Lucerne, Switzerland. 9:30 Sky Sport – What’s On 10pm The Dirt 10:30 Gridiron – Lingerie Football League Baltimore Charm v Omaha Heart.


Midnight Fight Night Paulie Malignaggi v Zab Judah. 2am Football – A-League (Replay) Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne Heart. 4am Sky Sport – What’s On 4:50 L Cricket – International Pakistan v Sri Lanka – First Twenty20. From Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. | Compiled by

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Ashburton Speedway racer Matt Honeywell gets the power down in his sprintcar. He is among the favourites for Saturday night’s War of the Wings event at Ruapuna. MAINLAND PHOTO

Honeywell poised to pounce at Ruapuna BY JONATHAN LEASK


The War of the Wings Series hits its half-way point when the fifth round is staged at Ruapuna Speedway in Christchurch on Saturday. Rakaia’s Matt Honeywell is well placed in the series after four rounds, currently sitting in fourth. Last year’s champion Ray

Baughan from Christchurch holds a 40-point lead and has been a model of consistency with a win and two second placings so far. However his victory in Nelson came at the expense of Cromwell’s Jason Scott, who crashed out when light drizzle made the track greasy with just two laps to go. Scott, who was leading at the

time was relegated to tenth place after being deemed as the cause of the race stoppage, however, some drivers say that officials should have intervened earlier. Scott is currently second in the point’s standings followed by Brett Sullivan (Nelson) and Honeywell shares fourth spot with Nelson’s Kris Gerard. War of the Wings officials have made an alteration to the

format for their return to Ruapuna following the series opener at that track which saw seven cars starting in each heat. This weekend the entry list has been split into three groups, as opposed to four, the heat races should contain upward of ten cars in each, culminating in an ‘all in’ twenty five lap feature race. The Ashburton Speedway is

also gearing up for a big weekend with a rare Saturday evening meet as they host the DHL Saloon Speedweek final. New Zealand’s best saloon drivers will be on the track with the other grades getting an unusual twilight race meet as opposed to their usual Sunday afternoon time slot, with racing scheduled to get under way at 3pm.


Unrest threatens to derail T20 World Cup in Bangladesh Bangladesh’s cricket chief has said that next year’s Twenty20 World Cup is threatened by the country’s deadly political violence, warning there may only be weeks to save the tournament.

The 16-team competition, due to take place between March 16 and April 6, should be the biggest sporting event ever staged by Bangladesh. But the country has been gripped by violent protests in

recent weeks, with opposition supporters insisting that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stand aside ahead of elections due next year. More than 74 people have been killed since late October.

“If this situation prevails, then any big tournament or participation of any big country will be under threat,” Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan told reporters yesterday.

“This must end in January and preferably in December.” A team of ICC inspectors declared last week that they were “happy” with security arrangements but said they would continue to monitor the situation. - AFP

Ko moves up to Black Caps look to emulate Taylor fourth in world P23


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