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Local authorities, fed up with a shortfall in government funding for rural road repairs are increasingly finding themselves forced to dig into their own coffers to pay for essential work. Over the past two years, the Ashburton District Council has pulled $1.6 million from its reserve funds to bridge the funding gap between the amount of work subsidised by the New Zealand Transport Agency and the work that’s needed. The council has found an ally in New Zealand First deputy leader Ron Mark who says provincial New Zealand is sick and tired of being the Cinderella when it comes to safer roads.

“Most of the deaths over Christmas and New Year occurred on rural roads and the bureaucratic answer is to blame speed but what about making our roads safer?” he said. Mark claims there’s plenty of money in the government’s roading pot but that provincial New Zealand was not getting its share; instead the money was being diverted to Auckland and Wellington. Council roading manager Brian Fauth agrees. While Ashburton receives about $10 million of subsidised money each year for maintenance and renewal work on rural highways, that is no where near enough to keep the district’s roading network in good, safe condition, he said. “If you wanted to make every road perfectly safe you’d need to put more

money in, but we’re stuck with the money we’ve got coming in.” But that’s not what the council is asking for. It simply wants enough money to ensure the most pressing work can be carried out each year, Fauth said. Ashburton and other councils with large rural roading networks were putting their own money, unsubsidised into maintenance, but there was a danger this would signal to the government that those councils could afford to pay their own way and might not need as much assistance, he said.



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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Local property market static By Sue NewmaN

If you’re in the market for a new home in Ashburton, the odds are stacked in your favour. Going into Christmas 2015 the district’s real estate agents were scratching for properties; this past Christmas they were flush with homes looking for new owners, Ray White franchisee Jill Quaid said. Quotable Value statistics for the past three months show house prices in the district have remained unchanged and have lifted just 3.2 per cent over the past year. The impact of loan value ratio lending regulations is now having a clear effect on the market, particularly with first-home buyers, Quaid said. “Properties in that first-home bracket are taking longer to sell and that’s seen a slight easing in prices.” The upper end of the market was still strong with well-presented properties finding a ready market, she said. Ashburton is not alone in watch-

ing its market slow. Nationally, December saw a continuation of a trend that started to show in the last quarter of 2016. Ashburton was one of the few districts on the South Island to have a static average sales price over the past three months, but fared better than several areas of Christchurch and the West Coast where the average price dropped. Ashburton’s average selling price is now $352,732, making it one of the more affordable places in the South Island to buy a home. The South Island’s annual price growth was led by Queenstown at 31.6 per cent (average price now $1.022 million) and Mackenzie, 25 per cent (average price $410,692) The most affordable place to buy in the South Island is Buller, $185,826 and Clutha $186,819. New Zealand’s cheapest properties are in Ruapehu, an average of $155,436. The most expensive place to buy is Auckland city east, $1.520 million. There are now nine areas in Auckland where the average home now costs more than $1 million.


Base holiday programme under way Ashburton Base Youth Centre’s Holiday Programme has kicked off this week. The programme is being run over two weeks at the Mania-o-roto Scout Park. The sessions are held in the afternoon and include a wide array of activities for children aged 9-14. The children will dabble in some art, decorating donated flower pots by dipping them into nail polish. A masterchef competition will challenge their culinary skills and a paper plane competition will test their paper folding talents. Plenty of outdoor activities are on the cards as well with swimming and cycling planned with a few sports, such as football, thrown into the mix.


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A man has been injured in an accident at Ashburton College. Emergency services, including fire and St John ambulance, were called to the college on Walnut Avenue about 4.31pm yesterday,

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strips on either side. This is now a major milk tanker route. Work will also be carried out on Winslow Road and if there is money left improvements will be carried out on Hendersons Road. This road runs parallel to State Highway 1 and will be developed as an alternative route for agricultural machinery.

same amount for each year in its current 10-year plan. Where is the $650,000 being spent? The Ealing Montalto Road from State Highway 1 to the Hinds Arundel Road will be widened. When this was sealed in the 1960s it was given a narrow strip in the middle with shingle

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Blackcurrant harvest commences By Linda CLarke

Harvesting of blackcurrants is under way on Mid Canterbury farms. Brothers Mike and Steve Read are three days into harvesting 150 hectares of the berries, half destined for Ribena and half to be exported, as extract, around the world. Researchers in the UK say the fruit is a superfood and athletes are taking supplements made from New Zealand blackcurrants to improve muscle recovery, performance and fat-burning. The Read family has been growing blackcurrants for 35 years, Mike and Steve are now running the Hinds operation set up by their parents Kerry and Margaret. Mike Read said the workforce grew by 12 at harvest time, with the berries harvested by a grape harvester modified to carefully shake the blackcurrants from the bushes. The fruit is washed on an outdoor production line onfarm, packed in large containers and transported to its final

destination by truck. Read said it would be an average yield, thanks to dull spring weather. The crop is considered high risk because its vulnerability to all kinds of weather.

The blackcurrants are grown on three separate blocks to reduce risk but the brothers also farm another 300ha in arable crops. There are 21 commercial blackcurrant growers in Canterbury.

Above – Blackcurrant farmer Steve Read works his way along a row of bushes in perfect harvesting conditions at Hinds yesterday. PHOTO LINDA CLARKE 100117-LC-003

Scissor lift helping with artwork assembly By SuSan SandyS

Ashburton Art Gallery visitors are engaging with an artist at work in the foyer. Auckland-based artist Mark Braunius is creating Assemble, Disassemble, Reassemble on the more than six-metre-high wall. He is a seasoned painter of wall works, having undertaken these at Auckland, Dunedin and Christchurch public art galleries. But for the first time he is using a scissor lift to reach high areas. The gallery has had to attain

a qualification to operate the machinery following changes to health and safety legislation last year. Gaining the qualification delayed removal of the wall’s previous instalment, a war commemoration work. It was officially exhibited until last September, but had to remain on the wall until this month when it could be taken down using the scissor lift. Braunius began Assemble, Disassemble, Reassemble on Saturday, and is aiming for completion

around January 17. He described the large painting as abstract with hints of figuration. He said many people had been interacting with him and the artwork, and one group of teenagers thought some of the shapes were representative of “germs”. It was not based on this directly, it was more so “archaeological morphism” and represented “the nature of matter itself”, but he could see how it could be interpreted as such. “I prefer the viewer brings their own ideas to it,” he said.

Left – It’s been delayed due to health and safety legislation, but finally the Ashburton Art Gallery foyer wall has a new artwork in the making, courtesy of painter Mark Braunias. PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS 100117-SS-001





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Running to help others By Jaime Pitt-macKay

A keen runner before embarking into the world of motherhood, Annette Cunningham has found a fantastic reason to dust off her old running shoes. Cunningham is running the Buller Gorge Half Marathon in February with the aim to raise money through sponsorship to be donated to the Ashburton Cancer Society. Cunningham’s father was diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago. “They did so much to help,” she said. “The transport and accommodation they provide for people is just incredible.” Cunningham was shocked by the wide range of people who were receiving help. “One person would be from the West Coast, a few from Blenheim, a real range.” Due to the help they received, Cunningham said she would really like to try and give something back. “To cover roughly the cost of help they gave my dad would be great and to raise even more would be fantastic,” she said. Her father has recovered from his illness and is happy to help out with looking

after the kids when she needs to pop out for a quick run, she said. Cunningham said she made her mind up to do the half marathon about six months ago. She has been training hard since. “I normally go to the gym three times a week and run three times a week,” she said. “I have had to cut down on going to the gym now to focus on running.” With one month to go until the event, Cunningham is now running 15km three times a week. Cunningham said she chose to run the Buller Gorge Half Marathon as she had heard that the scenery was stunning. One aspect of the location that she wasn’t looking forward to however was the hilly terrain of the West Coast. The full 42km marathon was not something that appealed to her, saying that four hours is just too long. She has set herself a goal of two and a half hours to complete the 21km, but would be more than happy just to finish the race. Cunningham has said most of the race is all in the mind. “Those last four to five kilometres, and finishing, is just mind over matter.”

Annette Cunningham has her running shoes ready to take on the Buller Gorge Half Marathon to raise money for the Ashburton Cancer Society. PHOTO JAIME PITT-MACKAY 060117-JP-074

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Just like the tale of Goldilocks, Jason Bates broke into a Chalmers Avenue home while the owner was on holiday on December 31. However, here the story took a new twist. Instead of eating the porridge and trying out the furniture the “grossly intoxicated” 27-year-old staggered around throwing food and other items about before vomiting on a bed. Bates then had a shower and went to bed. Later that morning a relative of the property owner arrived to mow lawns and discovered Bates in the house. By way of explanation, Bates said he thought he was at his nephew’s home on Belt Road. He was convicted on a charge of unlawfully entering a building and remanded at large for sentencing on February 20 to enable time for a restorative justice conference to take place. Hayden Johnson, 18, of Rakaia, was convicted and ordered to come up if called by the court within 12 months on charges of assault, trespass and four counts of breaching an intensive supervision sentence. Judge Maze said the sentence was the only option other than imprisonment and as Johnson’s offending was at the lower end of the scale she was reluctant to go down that path. However, she warned him if he appeared before the court again within the next 12 months he would be re-sentenced on all charges, in which case prison would be the only option. Johnson’s existing community work and intensive supervision sentences were cancelled and $3770 worth of fines and enforcement fees cancelled in order that he make good outstanding reparations. Jesse Hemi, 17, of Allenton was fined $200 for shoplifting. Hemi stole a jacket valued at $60 from The Warehouse in June last year.

Richard Sidney Parore-Ruka, 22, of Hampstead, admitted a charge of wilful damage. He was convicted and the matter referred to restorative justice ahead of his sentencing on February 20. Alastair Craig Ewings, 34, of Hampstead, was unable to complete his community work sentence. It was cancelled in favour of a fine of $700. Alyssandra Ferguson-Posthuma, 20, of Ashburton, appeared on a charge of breaching prison release conditions. She was convicted and remained at large until March 13 at which time her compliance with the sentence will be reviewed. Judge Maze said there were few alternatives other than a return to prison should FergusonPosthuma fail to complete the programme she was assigned to. Te Hani Marie Burns, of Ashburton, admitted a charge of assault. She was remanded at large to complete a period of voluntary community work. In return the matter would be discharged without a conviction when she returns to court on March 7. Royce Cole Tyler Morgans, 18, of Ashburton, denied a charge of threatening to injure. He was remanded on bail on a non-association order for a case review hearing on February 20. Kaya Monyaka Leigh Shannon Reuben, 27, of Ashburton was remanded on bail without plea on a charge of breaching a community work sentence. Reuben has until March 7 to make good the outstanding 26 hours before her next appearance. Driving matters: Iotia Roger Pupuke, 54, of Allenton admitted drink driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 802 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath (EBA 802mcg/l). It was Pupuke’s fourth conviction for drink driving and Judge Maze requested a pre-sentence report be prepared with appendices to include options for an electroni-

cally monitored sentence. Moses Apinerau, 25, of Netherby, admitted charges of dangerous driving and refusing to give blood for alcohol analyses. He was convicted and disqualified from driving indefinitely. If and when his driver’s licence is returned he must apply for and use a zero-alcohol licence for three years. The court was told Apinerau stopped in the middle of the north-bound lane on West Street to allow passengers out of his car to confront a group of pedestrians, forcing other vehicles to swerve across on to the wrong side of the road. When spoken to by police, Apinerau refused a request for an evidential breath test and later a blood test. Judge Maze told Apinerau she was legally obligated to treat his refusal to co-operate as she would a high breath alcohol reading, and noted it was his second such conviction. He was also given a sixmonth sentence of supervision. Alister Lee David DeLambertCoutts, 29, of Allenton, admitted driving with an excess blood alcohol level of 149 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood. He was disqualified from driving for six months, fined $750 and ordered to pay court costs. The court was told DeLambertCoutts lost control of his vehicle while attempting to turn into Wilson Street in the early hours of November 5, causing it to slide into a culvert. He was taken to hospital with broken ribs and the vehicle was written off. Judge Maze accepted DeLambert-Coutts had already paid a significant penalty and convicted and discharged him on a dangerous driving charge. Scott Neil Lallu, 32, of Lauriston, admitted a charge of driving while his licence was suspended. He was convicted, disqualified from driving for six months, fined $250 and ordered to pay court costs of $130. Cameron Paul McCully’s troubles began when his car caught

fire on the Rakaia Highway last month. The 17-year-old, from Timaru, called emergency services and the fire brigade and police were summoned. Police noticed McCully had been drinking and an evidential breath test showed a breath alcohol level of 242mcg/l. A zero alcohol limit is imposed on drivers under the age of 20. As a result he was disqualified from driving for three months and fined $200. Michael James Dennison, of Rakaia, was convicted and remanded at large on a charge of dangerous driving. He denied charges of failing to stop for police signals and dangerous driving. Adam Stephen Murdoch, 27, of Staveley, was convicted of drink driving (EBA 624mcg/l). He was disqualified from driving for six months, fined $750 and ordered to pay court costs of $130. It was Murdoch’s second conviction for drink driving. Justin Netzler, 32, of Hampstead, admitted drink driving (EBA 563mcg/l). He was convicted, disqualified from driving for six months, fined $400 and ordered to pay court costs of $130. Matthew Perriton, 24, of Hampstead, asked the court for a discharge without conviction, under Section 94 of the Land Transport Act on his third count of driving while disqualified from doing so, on the grounds he needs a licence to work. However, prosecutor Senior Sergeant Mike Wingfield said police opposed the application on the grounds that Perriton had previously been awarded a Section 94 dispensation and had gone on to breach the ensuing community work sentence three times in quick succession. “I need to know what will be different this time,” Judge Maze said. She requested affidavits and a pre-sentence report to include appendices for community detention ahead of Perriton’s next appearance on February 20.

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The government has been urged to act to help avoid severe consequences for New Zealand wildlife from increasing temperatures. New Zealand had its warmest year in 2016 since Niwa’s records began more than a century ago. Forest and Bird chief executive Kevin Hague says yellow-eyed penguins, kea and tuatara are already showing some signs of climate change induced stress. “The consequences for these and many other native species will be severe unless the government starts leading the way in cutting emissions and funding adaptation research,” he said. In its latest annual climate survey, Niwa said last year was the warmest in New Zealand since records began in 1909, with temperatures above average throughout the country. - NZN

Thames crashes One person is dead and four more are badly injured following two separate car crashes near Thames yesterday afternoon. Two cars collided about 1.25pm on SH25 west of Kopu Bridge and two people were flown by helicopter to Waikato Hospital in critical condition. About 15 minutes later on the other side of Thames a car carrying three occupants careered down a bank on Kopu-Hikuai Rd. The rescue helicopter also attended and two people are in a critical condition, and another in a serious condition. The Police serious crash unit is investigating both crashes. - NZME

Ian Mune at Pike River Renowned actor and director Ian Mune has joined the picket line alongside the Pike River families yesterday. The families are in their seventh year fighting the permanent sealing of the mine, leaving the bodies of the 29 men killed in 2010 inside. Mune, director of Once Were Warriors and The End of the Golden Weather, says the families are standing up for human dignity and treating people with respect and honour. Mune surprised families and supporters with a visit today while on holiday on the West Coast. He felt strongly about what the situation means for the rest of the country. -NZME

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Kiwis in top 5 of porn browsers Kiwis are known for punching above their weight. This includes the country’s impressive medal haul at the 2016 Rio Olympics and the All Blacks’ record winning run. But now New Zealanders’ porn habits have also become notable with Kiwis ranking fifth in the world for per capita visits to the Pornhub website. Kiwis on average viewed 173 Pornhub pages each, the site’s 2016 year in review has revealed. With global visitors watching around 91 billion videos during 23 billion visits in 2016, only the United States, Iceland, United Kingdom and Canada had more per capita visits. That also means Kiwis are indulging more often than our neighbours across the ditch, who ranked eighth for per capita visits. “New Zealander’s spend nearly half a minute longer on Pornhub than their Australian neighbours,” the Pornhub report said. New Zealand also stood out for how many women watch porn, with females accounting for 35 per cent of the country’s visits to the site, up on the world av-

erage of 26 per cent. Lesbian was the most popular search term among Kiwis, while the third most searched term was Maori. “Compared to the rest of the world, people in New Zealand are more likely to search for other regional peoples including Samoan and Pacific Islander,” Pornhub said. Worldwide, lesbian was also the most searched word, followed by stepmom and MILF. Kim Kardashian was the most searched celebrity, followed by fellow Kardashian reality figure Kylie Jenner and Angelina Jolie. US president elect Donald Trump was the most searched for male celebrity. Visitors most commonly browsed the site between 10pm and 1am with around 60 per cent aged between 18 and 34. When it comes to the duration of visits, Filipinos spent longest on Pornhub, browsing for an average of 12 minutes 45 seconds, while Cubans went in for quickies lasting just under five minutes. “Collectively, that’s 4.6 billion hours of porn watching stuffed into just one year,” Pornhub said. - NZN

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Maybe the PM needs a lesson on tikanga Michelle Nelson CHIEF REPORTER


rime Minister Bill English has scarcely been in the job for a month and he’s laying down the gauntlet. This week he announced he won’t attend Waitangi Day commemorations at Te Tii marae because he has been denied speaking rights during the powhiri. English was invited to speak after the official welcome but found that unacceptable. He claimed Maori protocol was disrespectful of his position as leader of the country. Furthermore, he said, most Kiwis “cringe” at the protests which have been a feature of the main Waitangi Day event for some years. Many people also cringe at the Prime Minister’s attitude. Visitors to Te Tii are guests of Ngapuhi. It is their marae and those who come on to it are bound by their protocols and customs. English has not been singled out, nor does he have special privileges. Ngapuhi kaumatua Kingi Taurua has a good point. He called on English to front up and to stop behaving like a “spoilt child”. Others have called the decision a cop out. Perhaps the Prime Minister should refresh his understanding of tikanga. The powhiri is a welcome ceremony, to welcome manuhiri (visitors) on to the marae. It follows a set of longestablished protocols to lift tapu and cement friendships. This year’s committee members have decided to keep political speak off the marae, as is their right. It is not for a Pakeha prime minister to question Ngapuhi arrangements. Nor is it English’s place to speak for all Kiwis on our views on Waitangi Day. The vast majority of us will never have the privilege of being able to attend and many of those that do would probably agree with the decision to keep politics out of the powhiri. Given that it is an election year, one would think English would accept the Ngapuhi arrangements and take advantage of the opportunity to address the nation.


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Trump appoints Ivanka’s husband as senior adviser

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US President-elect Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the position of senior adviser to the president, two media outlets reported yesterday. The appointment of Kushner, reported by NBC and The New York Times, had been anticipated but it was unclear what his official role would be. The Times reported that his title could be adjusted. Kushner, like Trump, is a major New York-based real estate developer with a wide net of business dealings that could pose potential conflicts of interest. Kushner, who married Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, in 2009, helped guide Trump to victory over Hillary Clinton in the November 8 presidential election. Kushner, 35, emerged as an important

voice early in Trump’s campaign and was involved in almost every aspect of it, from key personnel decisions to strategy and fundraising. Kushner spearheads his family’s real estate development company, Kushner Companies, and is the publisher of the New York Observer weekly newspaper, which he acquired at age 25. It was unclear how any Kushner appointment would be affected by a federal anti-nepotism law that prohibits a president from hiring family members to serve in his administration. Kushner is working with lawyers on how he would have to divest and distance himself from his family’s business if he were to take a role in the Trump administration, the New York Times reported. – AAP


Breast screening warning The benefits of breast cancer screening have been overstated and it can lead to patients having unnecessary surgery and harmful treatment, a top medic has warned. A study of women in Denmark found about a third of cases involved overdiagnosis and suggested screening was not associated with a reduction in the number of advanced tumours. Commenting on the research Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, said “considering all small breast cancer lesions to be deadly aggressive cancer is the pathology equivalent of racial profiling”. He said screening was important, but warned of an over-reliance and suggested the focus should be on disease prevention through diet and exercise. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, looked at Denmark’s screening programme, which offered mammograms to women aged between 50 and 69, and compared incidences of tumours found in women of different age groups in screening and non-screening areas. Brawley said the findings highlighted the problem of overdiagnosis, where “diseases” that were never going to cause any problem were picked up. But the findings were described as nothing new in the debate, by Paul Pharoah, professor of cancer epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, who said screening remained a personal choice. – AAP

NY Times pans debut Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton have split Broadway’s critics, with the New York Times panning their play The Present as a moribund “fitful Australian import” while other publications disagreed and raved it was “sparkling”, “invigorating” and “dazzling ensemble theatre”. The Present opened at Manhattan’s iconic Ethel Barrymore Theatre this week – marking Blanchett’s long-awaited Broadway debut and another important international foray for the Sydney Theatre Company. The New York Times’ Ben Brantley wrote: “This production, on the other hand, feels moribund from the beginning.” – AAP

Sheeran makes history

Michelle Wolfe, who had to evacuate her nearby mobile home, looks out toward flooded vineyards in the Russian River Valley yesterday in Forestville, California.

Ed Sheeran has made history with both his comeback singles reaching over 13 million streams in 24 hours. The 25-yearold singer has beaten One Direction with his new tracks, Shape of You and Castle on the Hill, which have been streamed globally 6,868,642 and 6,168,395 times respectively, smashing Spotify’s Day 1 UK and global streaming record, the Daily Mail reports. With his success, the Thinking Out Loud hit-maker has knocked One Direction – who achieved 4,759,698 streams with Drag Me Down in August 2015 – off the top spot.


Break in storm helps rescuers Emergency crews in rescue boats and helicopters rushed to take advantage of a oneday break between storms Monday to rescue stranded people and assess damage after the heaviest rain in a decade overwhelmed parts of California and Nevada. A weekend storm dumped more than a foot of water on parts of Northern California, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate and leaving thousands without power. The system raised rivers out of their banks and toppled trees, among them the fabled giant sequoia dubbed “Pioneer Cabin” that had a tunnel carved into its base more than a century ago. Another strong storm was bearing down on the region for Tuesday. Such gaps between storms are “what saves us from the big water,” Fire Chief Max Ming said in the Russian River town of Forestville, where rescuers launched rafts and used a helicopter to search for people cut off by rising water. “People hunker down and wait for it to get past.” The back-to-back storms that have hit California and Nevada since last week are part of an “atmospheric river” weather system that

draws precipitation from the Pacific Ocean as far west as Hawaii. That kind of system, also known as the “pineapple express,” poses catastrophic risks for areas hit by the heaviest rain. “It’s been about 10 years since we’ve experienced this kind of rainfall,” said Steve Anderson, a National Weather Service forecaster. “We’re getting a little bit of a break today, but we have another storm system arriving tomorrow that’s not quite as potent but could still cause problems.” Parts of California’s wine country in Sonoma County were among the hardest hit, with up to 13 inches of rain since Friday, Anderson said. The Russian River in Sonoma rose to its highest level since 2006, spilling over its banks and into vineyards and oak groves. Schools and roads were forced to close across the area. Avalanche concerns kept some California ski areas closed for a second day Monday in the Sierra Nevada. Forecasters said more snow and rain was on the way. The Russian River is prone to flooding, but this year’s flood has been particularly worrisome because it threatened to topple trees weakened by six years of drought. – AP

Streep ‘Hillary flunky’ Hours after Donald Trump slammed Meryl Streep as a “Hillary flunky”, an old interview where he praised the star has resurfaced. Yesterday, Donald Trump took to Twitter to comment on Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech, in which she didn’t directly name the president-elect, after giving a quotation to The New York Times saying he had not seen the ceremony. Hours after Streep’s acceptance speech, Trump called the triple Oscar-winner, “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” and a “Hillary-flunky”. He then explained that he was not mocking a disabled reporter, and said he “would never do that”.


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Chamberlain dies aged 72 More than 30 years after being thrust into Australian folklore as a central figure in one of Australia’s most notorious murder trials, New Zealand-born Michael Chamberlain still railed against the “gross injustice” that shaped his life. Mr Chamberlain, father of Azaria who was snatched by a dingo at Uluru in 1980, died aged 72 in Gosford Hospital this week – losing his battle with acute leukaemia. Born in Christchurch in 1944, Mr Chamberlain moved to Australia in 1964, where he became a pastor in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He married former wife Lindy in 1969. The young couple were put under the spotlight when their nine-week-old daughter Azaria was snatched from a tent during a family holiday at Uluru in August, 1980. They were ultimately convicted, Lindy for murder and Michael for being an accessory after the fact. Lindy served more than three years of a life sentence imposed in 1982 – giving birth to their fourth child Kahlia in Darwin

Michael Chamberlain Prison. Michael was handed an 18-month suspended sentence for being an accessory. The pair was later exonerated at a 1987 royal commission, but Mr Chamberlain remained bitter. After divorcing, remarrying, earning a PhD in education, becoming a teacher and writing several books, he still lamented the case as a “gross injustice”. “It was one of the worst perversions of justice and forensic science in Australian history,” he said in 2014. “We had gone as babes in the woods.

“A Catholic lawyer described us as lambs to the slaughter. “We had lived by the credo that if you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear. It was dead wrong.” He also believed the time Lindy spent behind bars had damaged her. In 1990 the couple’s marriage fell apart – Michael going on to marry Ingrid Bergner in 1994 with whom he had daughter Zahra in 1996. Lindy Chamberlain also remarried, becoming Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton. Despite the charges against the Chamberlains being cleared, a coronial inquest into Azaria in 1995 delivered an open verdict. The fourth coronial inquest into the case, held in 2012, ruled that a dingo was responsible for the baby’s death. That was what the first inquest, back in early 1981, had also concluded, and what the Chamberlains had steadfastly said since Lindy yelled those infamous words: “That dingo’s got my baby.” The disappearance of Azaria prompted one of Australia’s longest-running legal sagas and one

that has captivated and polarised the nation. Despite the 2012 verdict, Mr Chamberlain said he still had plenty of questions he wanted authorities to answer. “I have peace and gratitude in my heart that Azaria’s spirit now lies rested and I have gratitude and peace in my heart because justice has been done for us,” Mr Chamberlain said while talking to AAP in 2012 while releasing his book Heart of Stone: Justice for Azaria. “But why did this happen to us? Why did it take so long? And why were there consistently a whole lot of mistakes made? “It was systemic; it just wasn’t one or two. It wasn’t isolated and I have to ask the question, was it by accident?” Mr Chamberlain published three books, including Beyond Azaria: Black Light White Light, that detailed his personal feelings following the death of his daughter and the severe public scrutiny he and his family were placed under. Mr Chamberlain had three other children with Lindy – Reagan, Aidan and Kahlia – as well as Zahra. – NZN

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In brief Rolf Harris trial begins A jury has been selected for the London trial of Rolf Harris on charges of indecently assaulting women and girls between 1971 and 2004. The 86-year-old appeared in court by video link yesterday (NZ time) to watch the selection of seven women and five men for the trial, which is expected to last six weeks. – AAP

Arrested over death A teenager has been arrested after the death of a seven-year-old girl in north-east England. Police are questioning the 15-year-old girl after officers were called to an address in Woodthorpe, York, and found the victim nearby with lifethreatening injuries yesterday (NZ time). – PA

Too many sharks? Twenty sharks were sighted across Victoria’s surf coast on Monday – a day after two of Melbourne’s busiest beaches were closed for the same reason. Life Saving Victoria operations manager Greg Scott says there’s been a significant increase in shark sightings this summer. “There are a lot more sharks closer to shore than we’ve seen at any time in recent years,” Mr Scott said. – AAP

Murder, rape accused was child welfare worker A woman charged with killing and dismembering her adoptive daughter as part of a rape-murder fantasy she and her boyfriend shared had previously worked as an adoption supervisor for a children’s welfare agency, authorities said yesterday (NZ time). Sara Packer worked as a supervisor for the Northampton County Children, Youth and Families Division for adoptions from 2003 to 2010, when she was suspended, the county said. Packer was arraigned Monday on charges including criminal homicide, rape and abuse of a corpse. Her boyfriend, Jacob Sullivan, was arraigned on similar charges. Packer and Sullivan didn’t enter pleas and were denied bail and no attorney information was available

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for them. But Sullivan apologised as he was led into court, the Intelligencer newspaper reported. “I’m sorry for what I did,” Sullivan said. “It was wrong.”

Officials say 14-year-old Grace Packer was beaten, was raped as her mother watched, was poisoned and hours later was strangled in a stifling attic in July.

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Investigators say the couple packed Grace’s body with cat litter to mask decomposition smells and stored it in the attic. Officials allege the couple dismembered the body in October after being scared by a police visit. The girl’s torso was found by hunters in a Luzerne County park on October 31, and K-9 teams found her legs and arms nearby, a criminal complaint said. Bucks County prosecutors said the days and hours leading up to Grace’s killing “were probably the most horrible and traumatic that any person should ever have had to experience”. Sara Packer had previously been charged with child endangerment and obstruction. Police say she provided misleading information

to investigators when reporting that Grace was missing from their Abington home in July. Authorities say after numerous unsuccessful attempts to contact Packer through August, on September 7 investigators learned Grace and her younger brother had been withdrawn from Abington School District. The investigation later revealed Packer had moved about 56km north to Quakertown without telling police and her 12-yearold adopted son, Grace’s biological brother, had been enrolled in Quakertown School District. Authorities said Packer kept cashing her daughter’s monthly $700 Social Security cheques and updated disability forms in August without mentioning the girl’s disappearance. – AP

Carpet, Tiles, Vinyl, Rugs, Fabric, Curtain Tracks, Blinds and so much more on sale. This Friday and Saturday come down to Carpet Courts’ Massive Stock Sellout 10am-4pm at our storage facility in the Ashburton Industrial Area. See you at 5 McNally Street for bargains galore (weather permitting).

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Ownership rates hit 66-year low Home ownership is nudging a new low with the least number of Kiwis living in their own home in 66 years. Nationwide 63.2 per cent of people today live in their own home - the lowest rate since the 61.2 per cent recorded at the 1951 Census – whereas 33 per cent live in a rental. Statistics New Zealand Dwelling and Household Estimates data released today showed of the 1.8 million homes, 1.2m were owner-occupied in December 2016 and 604,900 were renting. A record high of 73.8 per cent (848,916) was last recorded 26 years ago in 1991 – 10 per cent more than the latest figures. Renters in the same time period made up only about 23 per cent of the total. Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little said the figures showed there was a need for political parties to do more

for the growing numbers living in rental properties. “With more Kiwis locked out of owning their own home and stuck renting, it’s time for Parliament to come together and solve the crisis,” he said. He’s called on other parties to back Labour’s KiwiBuild and Healthy Homes Bills that were before Parliament. The Healthy Homes Guarantee, which called for all rentals to be warm, dry and healthy to live in, has passed its first reading and was due to be presented before the House early this year. The KiwiBuild Policy called for 100,000 affordable homes to be built and is due for its first reading. “Our policies are ready and about to be voted on by Parliament. All parties should back them. If we work together, we can fix the housing crisis,” Little said. - NZME

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How Yahoo got its new name Yahoo was already a shell of its former self. Now part of the company is getting an obscure new name: Altaba. When Verizon agreed to buy the company for $4.8 billion in July 2016, it planned to purchase just Yahoo’s core Internet businesses, which include its email service, sports verticals and various apps. What’s left of the embattled technology company would essentially be its ownership in the very valuable Chinese Internet giant Alibaba. When the deal closes, the remaining part will change its name to Altaba, the company announced in security filings on yesterday. The sale is expected to be completed by late March.

The new name is meant to be a combination of the words “alternative and Alibaba,” according to a person familiar with the company’s thinking, who didn’t want to be named because the individual was not authorised to speak on the record about the name change. Yesterday Yahoo owns roughly 15 per cent of Alibaba, holdings that are worth about $35 billion. The idea behind the name

is that Altaba’s stock can now be tracked as an alternative to Alibaba because Yahoo owns a sizeable chunk of the Chinese company. The new company, which will be publicly traded and until now has been referred to as RemainCo in security filings, also owns a 35.5 per cent stake in Yahoo Japan, the company’s Japanese affiliate, and Yahoo’s cash, and a patent portfolio that is being sold off in a separate auction. A Yahoo spokeswoman, Suzanne Philion, would not comment on the name. She emailed the following statement: “We are confident in Yahoo’s value and we continue to work towards integration with Verizon.” - NZME


Building materials ‘shoddy’ Building and homeowners organisations say the use of substandard products in construction is “very concerning”, and may be under-reported. Auckland Council said as the city’s construction boom gained momentum, traditional building materials were becoming harder to find and some builders were turning to alternative products which were not always up to standard. Homeowners and Buyers Association chief executive Roger Levie said pressure on the industry was resulting in unethical practices. “From our point of view it’s very concerning,” Levie said. “If someone’s buying a spec house [for example] you really don’t have any way of knowing what’s gone into that house,” he said. “There’s a huge amount of reliance now being put on the council and inspection process and it

is really positive to see that council is picking these things up ... but I imagine for everything they are picking up there is a whole lot of stuff that they simply miss because they’re so busy.” Ian McCormick, general manager of Auckland Council’s building control team said council building inspectors were seeing more substitutions than ever before, with a cheaper price being the number one reason for replacing the specified product. McCormick urged builders to save themselves and their customers thousands of dollars by getting the proper signoffs before using substitutes. “We’re seeing innovative new products and processes entering the market,” McCormick said. “That’s great news because it improves the whole industry. Auckland Council has a duty of care to Aucklanders to make sure those products meet our high

standards and are fit for the intended use for the lifetime of the building.” McCormick was aware of a number of incidents where noncompliant products had been used, and had to be removed. In one case, a home owner was forced to replace a new roof after the company could not prove compliance to the Council. Another case resulted in electric wiring in four homes being removed after being deemed non-compliant – resulting in thousands of dollars of costs for the developer. McCormick said he was also aware of issues in the pre-cast concrete panel industry which was struggling to keep up with demand. “While we recognise builders need to get on with their construction, we can’t cut corners on quality, durability and suitability,” McCormick said. - NZME

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Creamy chicken linguine 600g Tegel Fresh Chicken Skinless Breast 1 onion, finely chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2/3 C reduced-salt chicken stock 1 1/2 (357ml) cans Lite Evaporated milk 1/4 C grated parmesan cheese Bunch of spring onions, sliced on the diagonal Fresh pasta for 6 people 1-2T cornflour dissolved in 1-2T water ■ Lightly spray a frying pan with spray oil or cooking spray and brown Tegel Fresh Chicken Skinless Breast on either side. Add chopped onion and garlic and continue cooking gently for a few minutes. Add chicken stock. Simmer until onion is tender and liquid has reduced by half. ■ Remove chicken from the pan and

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Blackcurrants can do more than jam Blackcurrant-cured salmon with fennel and blackcurrant relish Serves about 14 You need to start a couple of days ahead of time. For the salmon 1.2kg tail piece of salmon in two halves, filleted, but skin left on 6T dry vermouth 2T crème de cassis 125g granulated sugar 100g coarse sea salt 2T coarsely ground black pepper Large bunch of dill, roughly chopped 350g blackcurrants, removed from their stalks and washed sour cream, to serve For the relish 4T rice wine vinegar 4T caster sugar 4T olive oil (not extra virgin) 1/4 t Dijon mustard 2 small fennel bulbs or 1 large 1/2 small red onion 200g blackcurrants, removed from their stalks and washed 1 1/2 T chopped dill

in this time – just pour it off. Remove the foil and scrape the cure off both pieces of fish. ■ To make the relish mix the vinegar with the sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the oil and mustard, stir and set aside. Quarter the fennel and remove the tough outer leaves. Take off any little tufty bits, chop and retain. Remove the core from each section of fennel. Cut the rest into very thin slices. Cut the onion into wafer-thin slices too (on a mandolin if you have one). Gently toss the fennel, onion, blackcurrants and dill together with the dressing (adding any fennel tufts). Season with pepper and a little salt. ■ Cut the salmon into very thin slices (leaving the skin behind) and serve with the relish and a dollop of sour cream. Store the rest of the salmon in the fridge, wrapped in clean foil. It will keep for a week from the date you applied the cure.

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■ Line a dish big enough to hold the salmon with a double layer of foil, a roasting dish works well. ■ Put one of the pieces of salmon in, skin down. Rub it all over with half the vermouth and cassis. Mix the sugar, salt, pepper, dill and blackcurrants together in a bowl and spread it over the salmon. Press down so that the blackcurrants pop and release their juices. Pour on the rest of the vermouth and cassis and put the other piece of salmon (skin up) on top. ■ Pull the foil up around the fish then put some weights (like a jar or heavy cutting board) on top. Put this into the fridge and leave to marinate for two to three days, turning every so often. Liquid will seep out of the salmon

500ml full-fat milk 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out 2T golden caster sugar Zest 1 lemon 150g stale croissant crumbs 1/2 T butter 3 large egg yolks, beaten 6T blackcurrant compote or jam For the meringue 3 large egg whites 1t balsamic vinegar 50g caster sugar ■ Heat oven to 180C/160C fan. Put the milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil with the vanilla seeds, sugar and lemon zest. Put the breadcrumbs in a large bowl, and pour over the hot milk. Leave to stand for 10 mins to cool slightly. ■ Stir through the butter. Once melted, stir in the yolks. Divide between six ovenproof serving dishes and bake for 12 mins or until just set. Can be made a few hours ahead and chilled. Remove from the oven and spread the compote over the base. ■ Put the egg whites in a tabletop mixer, or a large bowl with an electric whisk and start to whisk. Once the whites are holding their shape, add the vinegar and two-thirds of the sugar, give it 30 secs to work in, then add the remaining sugar and whisk until stiff peaks form. Spoon the mixture into

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pan to catch the juice ready for the next step. Add the sugar to the juice in the pan and also the rosemary sprigs and lemon juice. Bring this to the boil for about 20 minutes and skim it regularly to remove frothy scum from the surface. Now add the red wine, stir well and continue to boil until the mixture has reduced by half. Remove pan from the heat and carefully fish out the rosemary. Ladle the resulting blackcurrant and rosemary fruit paste into a sterilised jar and pop on the lid. Label and store in a cool dark cupboard. Once opened store in fridge and use within a couple of weeks. Serve with crackers and cheese or sliced with an assortment of cold meats and olives and slithers of cheese.

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Fordyce wins NZ singles title

Adams top scores Steven Adams has top scored for the Oklahoma City Thunder in their 109-94 win over the Bulls in Chicago. Adams has scored 20 points for the fifth time this season, finishing with 22 on impressive 11 off 14 shooting. Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook fell one rebound short of the triple-double, finishing with 21 points, nine boards and 14 assists. - NZME

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months, he is the youngest winner of the New Zealand Open Golf Croquet singles title. Also playing at the championships from the Waireka Croquet club was Kaleb Small, and in the Limited division (handicaps 4+)’was Caitlin Smith who finished fourth. All three are heading to Melbourne to play in the World Under 21 championships in February along with other Waireka players Christopher Spittal and Jakob Smith.

Rising New Zealand croquet star Edmund Fordyce has added another title to his growing stack of achievements. On Sunday the Ashburton player won the New Zealand open golf croquet singles championships in Nelson. Fordyce plays for the Waireka Croquet Club and is currently the New Zealand and World Under 21 champion. In his finals match he beat Auckland’s Joshua Freeth 5-7, 5-7, 7-3, 7-5, 7-1. On his way to the final, Fordyce beat defending champion Duncan Dixon who had previously won the title on seven consecutive occasions. At 16 years and six

Ronda Rousey still hasn’t made a decision about her future in fighting, but it appears that she’s at least starting to rebuild after the loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Rousey hasn’t said much of anything since the stunning 48-second loss to the current women’s bantamweight champion that closed out the UFC’s scheduled for 2016. Outside of a prepared statement, Rousey has stayed quiet in the aftermath of her second consecutive loss, but she took to Instagram yesterday to post an inspiration quote from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. “And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” - NZME

Right – Edmund Fordyce proudly shows off his New Zealand open golf croquet singles champions trophy.

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Aleh looking for new partner Jo Aleh is getting used to the fact Polly Powrie won’t be alongside her for the next Olympic campaign and admits it will be strange when she next jumps in a 470 dinghy and her long-time partner is missing. Powrie last week announced her retirement from Olympic sailing, ending a successful eightyear partnership with Aleh in the women’s 470. The pair won world and Olympic titles and in 2013 were named ISAF Female World Sailors of the Year. “I had a great eight years with Polly,” Aleh said. “I know her so well, so it’s a bit sad it’s over but I support whatever she wants to do.” Aleh intends campaigning for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and will need to find a new partner but there’s no rush, with the 30-year-old jumping into big boats as she takes a year out from the 470 dinghy. Last month she competed in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, having been a crew member on board the recently-refitted supermaxi CQS, which finished seventh. “It was a pretty easy race, probably the easiest race ever,” said Aleh, who was a trimmer on CQS. “I was hoping for a little bit of drama for some experience.” Aleh is all about experience right now and has her eye on trying to earn a spot on a boat for the Volvo Ocean Race, but this is proving difficult with only two entries so far confirmed for the race that starts in September – Dutch outfit Team AkzoNobel and China’s Dongfeng Race Team. Later this month she will act as tactician on board TP52 V5 for the Bay of Islands Sailing Week and she’s looking forward to getting on a smaller boat. Nathan Handley, who coached Aleh and Powrie throughout their partnership and who will this year work with Olympic 49erFX silver medallists Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, said they will work on finding the right partner to work with Aleh. - NZME

Former Australian cricket great Stuart MacGill has been slapped with an apprehended violence order for the protection of his socialite girlfriend Julie Singleton. Police served MacGill with the AVO on Boxing Day on behalf of Ms Singleton, the lawyer and ex-wife of Sydney multi-millionaire adman John Singleton. Daily Mail Australia has been told the order relates to an incident between the pair which took place in December. The order states MacGill must not approach Ms Singleton unless through a lawyer, and he must not go within 100 metres of her luxurious Vaucluse home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. - NZME

Mid-season move out Melbourne Victory winger Marco Rojas has ruled a move from the A-League club in the mid-season transfer window despite his red-hot form. Rojas has lit up the league on his return to Victory from German club Stuttgart, scoring nine times and producing seven assists, sparking talk he could return to Europe as soon as this month. But on Tuesday the New Zealander ruled a move away from Melbourne, claiming success with Victory is his only focus. - NZME


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Coach charged Former Pro Bowl linebacker and current Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was charged yesterday with assaulting a doorman at a bar and a police officer who intervened hours after the team’s wildcard win over the Miami Dolphins. The altercation happened following the Steelers’ 30-12 home victory over the Dolphins in the opening round of the NFL playoffs. Pittsburgh placed Porter on leave during a review. Porter was charged with aggravated assault on the officer, simple assault on the doorman, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, defiant trespass and public drunkenness. - NZME


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Summoned over drugs tests Former All Blacks Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko may still have questions to answer over their positive drugs tests in France last year. The pair are currently playing for Paris-based club Racing 92 and, along with Argentinian Juan Imhoff, returned urine samples that contained too much prednisolone, a painkiller. They were all cleared of wrongdoing by French Federation of Rugby’s doping commission last October, but French newspaper Le Monde is reporting that the country’s anti-doping organisation (AFLD) has not endorsed that decision. Instead, the AFLD is apparently preparing its own hearing for the trio. “This procedure is neither rare nor automatic,” says Le Monde.

“It does not presage a reversal of the decision of the FFR, but shows that these three controls above the norm require explanations. “The date of their [hearing] is unknown. Contacted by Le Monde, Racing 92 did not wish to comment and did not confirm this information.” In an October interview, Carter confirmed that he had used the medication for a knee injury and was asked about the possibility of an AFLD investigation. “I do not know the procedures in France, how all this happens,” he admitted. “It would be annoying if that were the case, but who knows ... “The most important thing is that we know that we have done nothing wrong.” - NZME

Joe Rokocoko and Dan Carter at Racing 92.

North injury review stops short of sanction World Rugby have once again condemned Northampton’s handling of the head injury George North suffered against Leicester last month but have stopped short of applying any sanction in its review of the incident. It is the second time that Northampton have escaped punishment after a joint Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby investigation found that the Wales wing should not have returned to the field of play after appearing to lose consciousness in an aerial collision with Adam Thompstone. World Rugby subsequently launched its own investigation over the apparent non compliance with its concussion protocols. Any player suspected of losing consciousness should be re-

moved immediately without being subjected to the Head Injury Assessment that North, who has a long history of head injuries, passed. It found that the mistake occurred because North complained of a neck injury which led to “prioritisation by the medical staff given to evaluating a potential spinal injury to North.” In a statement, World Rugby said: “While it is impossible to completely remove the risk of error, World Rugby remains disappointed that there was a failure in this case to identify and manage the injury appropriately, in particular considering North’s medical history.” Despite initially expressing dissatisfaction with the outcome of the initial review, World Rugby has now said that the RFU and

Premiership Rugby “acted swiftly and appropriately to implement measures with Northampton Saints and other clubs to reduce the probability of future noncompliance.” Indeed it is hard to detect what World Rugby’s review has added. No individual has been held responsible for the decision to return a potentially brain injured player to the field. Instead the emphasis has been placed on following protocols – in particular that any player showing a symptom of a suspected concussion should be removed without undergoing an HIA – and further education, which was very much the thrust of the RFU and Premiership Rugby review. World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “While we ac-

knowledge that errors in the correct application of the process may happen from time to time, we must continue to strive to make our game as safe as possible for players at all levels of the game. “The head injury management process, including the HIA, is successfully protecting players and what this case shows is that all stakeholders must redouble their efforts to ensure they are implemented fully and correctly. “I’d like to thank our colleagues at the RFU for their full co-operation in this matter and for conducting a thorough review. “World Rugby will continue to work closely with all unions to ensure an environment of compliance in this important area.” - NZME


Smitten, but frustrated by Corey Anderson I ’ll admit to having a bit of a man crush on Corey Anderson. But the love affair is a tumultuous one to say the least. It’s pretty easy to become besotted with someone who can waltz his way out into the middle of a cricket pitch and proceed to bash a cricket ball to all corners off the earth at will. It takes a special skill to be able to do that. And only a few in world cricket are capable of it. But Anderson also really frustrates me. His record should be better than what it is. He underachieves so often leaving you feeling like the relationship is failing and then he goes and bashes a quick 50 off 20 balls and it’s all on again like wildfire. On Sunday, the man love raged like it has only once before. When Anderson sauntered his


way out into the middle at Bay Oval and proceeded to bash the little cricket ball like it was an oversized coconut from one side of the ground to the other it was like watching a butcher calmly slice his way through a carcass. It was, in every sense of the term, classic Corey Anderson. When he’s good, he’s so good. But when he’s bad, he’s awful. And then the rest of the time he’s most likely injured. His 94 runs off 41 balls was seemingly effortless. And hope-

fully a sign of what is to come more consistently from the heavy bat in the future. One can only hope that he doesn’t become a basher of the minnows and a guy who is found wanting when the big kids roll in to town. That’s what differentiates the good big bats, from those who are just, at the end of the day, wannabes. Batsmen like A.B de Villiers, Virat Kohli, David Warner and even to a point Brendon McCullum don’t change their approach. If it’s attack that’s required, then attack it is. It doesn’t matter whether they are playing Bangladesh or England. They are unwavering in their approach to batting. Anderson has a tendency to go into his shell a wee bit when

taking on the big boys of world cricket. In 21 T20 innings, Anderson has scored 426 runs with Sunday’s effort his highest score. With an average of just over 23.6 it’s his strike rate of 140 that’s impressive, although it still leaves you wondering if it could be better. In one-day matches he averages close to 30, not a bad spot considering his position in the batting line up and his test average of 32 is much the same. But let’s hope that with a clear run of no injuries that Anderson can keep up the form he showed at the Bay Oval during the remainder of the summer and consistently flourish the willow and keep us entertained. If he does, then the relationship should prosper, but if he fails it might be time to upgrade the man love for someone new.

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‘Smaller players, more tries’ Former England centre Will Greenwood has predicted rugby could end up being contested by smaller players, as the game adapts to new tougher tackle laws. The “zero tolerance” approach to head-high tackles came into operation over the weekend, with a flurry of yellow and red cards afflicting the professional level. But in his role as Sky Sport commentator, Greenwood defended the decisions, and praised the new laws for creating a safer and more attractive brand of rugby in the long term. “That might mean a return to slightly smaller rugby players, because the tackle area is now removed,” he said. “If you think ratio and shrinkage, there’s not a lot of area left to tackle. If you think about [legendary All Blacks scrumhalf] Sid Going from the 1970s, it’s about one square centimetre to tackle. “The halo effect you have to consider is that the games will be far more entertaining. Some of the rugby I watched over the weekend, you’re visibly seeing players pull out of a tackle, because they think ‘I’m in danger here’. “With that, more rugby will be played.” Players and fans have been quick to bemoan the immediate impact on games. In the Aviva Premiership, defending champions Saracens held on for a 13-13 draw against Exeter, despite losing prop Richard Barrington to a red card for another marginal tackle offence, albeit a tackle that saw Exeter lock Geoff Parling stretchered from the field with concussion. In Guinness PRO 12 play, Scarlets edged Ulster 16-13 on a penalty try, awarded when an Ulster defender made almost incidental contact to the head of a player lunging for the try-line. “I think that’s fair enough,” he said, watching the Ulster incident. “It’s irrelevant if you slip or trip or fall into it. “This is being done for the right reason. There will be some inconsistencies early on, but you’ll either be a Luddite, bury your head in the sand and moan about absolutely every decision or accept that World Rugby authorities are trying their best to make this a zero-tolerance area, a no-go area, a safer area for friends and players and family to play in. “At the same time, we will be creating an increasingly attractive game, a game that is already on the up.” In meantime, Greenwood suggested coaches work with referees to understand the new directives and with their players to correct tackling deficiencies in the new environment. “This is absolutely a net win across the board,” insisted Greenwood. “Short term, stop your whinging and moaning, and understand you might have a different view on it, but they’re not cheating.” - NZME

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Million hope adds another string to her racing bow Talented youngster Princess Rihanna showed she was no one trick pony with her latest performance at Ellerslie. The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained filly blew the start in the Gr.3 Eclipse Stakes on New Year’s Day before she got home well to finish fourth behind Hasahalo. At her previous debut appearance, Princess Rihanna had posted a convincing win at Otaki where she raced on the speed.

Andrew Scott

“Getting back at Ellerslie wasn’t to plan, but she finished off really well,” Scott said. “Although in saying that the winner did come from behind her, but we were still very pleased with our horse’s performance. “She showed us that she can chase them from back in the field so all things considered it was a good, educational run and going forward it’s looking good for her next run in the Karaka Million.” Princess Rihanna currently sits

in fifth spot in the order of entry to the $1 million contest at Ellerslie on January 29. “We’re sure she’s going to be competitive and even beyond the Karaka Million in some of the other big two-year-old races as well,” Scott said. Scott was referring to the Group One features - the Sistema Diamond Stakes at Ellerslie on March 4 and the Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes at Awapuni on April 1.

Meanwhile, Princess Rihanna’s Group One-winning stablemate Sound Proposition is making a good recovery after he suffered from heart arrhythmia when he finished at the back of the field in the Gr.1 Zabeel Classic on Boxing Day. “We got him home and he wasn’t 100 per cent so he had a couple of days at the vet clinic for treatment and he’s okay now,” Scott said. – NZ Racing Desk.


Track state only worry for Carston Pretty Good Excuse will have to overcome the worst of conditions today if she is to successfully defend her Hokitika title. Trainer Andrew Carston said he couldn’t be happier with the mare’s condition ahead of the West Coast Scrap & Steel Miss Scenicland Stakes, but one factor outside of his control has him concerned. “She’s as good as I can have her, but it’s going to be a very, very heavy track and that’s the only worry I have. “There’s got to be a bit of doubt – I’ve never seen the track like it is. It’s gone way past a heavy 11 and it’s going to be very much the survival of the fittest.” Pretty Good Excuse comes into the race in fine form with two wins from her last three starts, including a most recent frontrunning victory in an open handicap at Riccarton. “She’s certainly going as good as ever and I couldn’t be happier with the horse,” Carston said. “The question is whether she can cop the track, but it’s a great stake so that’s why she’ll be going around.” While he has a question mark over Pretty Good Excuse, Carston believes her stablemate Jackfrost will be at home in the conditions when he steps out in the Rendel Foster Memorial Hokitika Businesses Cup. “He comes into the race well and I thought his run the other day on a Dead 5 track was good – the wetter the better for him,” Carston said. – NZ Racing Desk


Westland gallops Today at Hokitika Raceway

Westland RC Venue: Hokitika Meeting Date: 11 Jan 2017 NZ Meeting number: 6 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 12.10pm VERNON AND VAZEY/SIGNLINK GRAPHICS MAIDEN $10,000, MDN 2YO&UP, 1200m 1 53282 St Regis (7) 58.5 ......................... E Farr (a2) 2 x0802 Richie Rox 58.5 ............................ Scratched 3 353x1 Two Thirty m (3) 60.5 ................T Wenn (a3) 4 99805 Al Be Civics (8) 58.5 ....... K Kalychurun (a2) 5 x5006 Drought Breaker (6) 58.5 .........D Bothamley 6 4 Kingtide (4) 58.5 7 89583 Madam Makfi (9) 56.5 ............ W Papier (a4) 8 347x8 Hell Bound (1) 56.5 ......................T Moseley 9 040x0 Onthesauce (5) 56.5 ............... G Jogoo (a1) 10 560x9 High Finance 56.5 ........................ Scratched 11 0 Ilooklikeaboy (2) 56.5 .......... R Firdhaus (a3) 12 36257 Ave Maria (10) 55..................K Mudhoo (a2) 2 12.45pm FAT PIPI PIZZA RATING 65 $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 38655 Paintball d (5) 60 ........................ C Kwo (a4) 2 81442 Flicka Of Gold d (8) 59 ..............T Wenn (a3) 3 x35x2 Cinderella d (3) 58 ................K Mudhoo (a2) 4 521. Dressedtokill (4) 57 ......................K Williams 5 747x8 Milk It tdm (2) 57 .........................L Callaway 6 00524 All Dressed Up dm (7) 56.5K Kalychurun (a2) 7 310x0 Rapid Rise (1) 56.5 ......................T Moseley 8 85805 Nighean dm (10) 55 .................... E Farr (a2) 9 50x08 Stralis d (6) 55..................... R Firdhaus (a3) 10 100x0 Global Goddess dm (11) 54 ....T Jonker (a4) 11 70988 Fergie (9) 54............................ G Jogoo (a1)

12 098x0 Jaides Jewell (12) 54 ........... S MacNab (a3) 13 x8004 Montego Bay 54.5 ........................ Scratched Emergency: Montego Bay 3 1.20 BIRCHFIELDS COAL & LANDSCAPING RATING 85 $12,000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1200m 1 0x374 Caramac tdm (1) 60.5 ............... D Hirini (a2) 2 762x1 Shaara d (4) 59 ............................T Moseley 3 520x5 Electronic Motion m (2) 58 .. R Firdhaus (a3) 4 66496 Elusive Gold dm (5) 58.............D Bothamley 5 36725 Nippin 56.5 ................................... Scratched 6 x0811 Tiebreaker dm (6) 57 ........... S MacNab (a3) 7 x9303 Pinzano d (3) 54.............. K Kalychurun (a2) 4 1.55pm RENDELL FOSTER MEMORIAL HOKITIKA BUSINESSES CUP $20,000, R85 Benchmark, 2180m 1 5x261 The Gordonian 61.5 ..................... Scratched 2 23x65 Selwyn m (4) 57 ................... S MacNab (a3) 3 66586 Speedy Jax (11) 57 .................T Jonker (a4) 4 770x6 Pheasant m (1) 55.5 5 42575 Jackfrost m (9) 54 ........... K Kalychurun (a2) 6 80121 Evadir La Bala (10) 54 7 04976 Sadlers Rock (12) 54 ...................K Williams 8 87401 Jonquil m (2) 54 ...........................T Moseley 9 42713 What A Deeza (7) 54 ................T Wenn (a3) 10 64638 Locally Sauced (5) 54 ......... R Firdhaus (a3) 11 66824 Zah Champ m (3) 54 12 7x5F9 Point Proven (8) 54 ................. G Jogoo (a1) 13 33682 Lady Lindauer m (6) 54 ............. D Hirini (a2) Emergency: Lady Lindauer 5 2.30pm MOTELS OF HOKITIKA MAIDEN $10,000, MDN, 1645m

1 94221 Van Gogh m (7) 60.5................. D Hirini (a2) 2 73823 Porters Pass (10) 58.5 .................T Moseley 3 07984 National Asset (4) 58.5 ............... E Farr (a2) 4 04x00 Our Spice (11) 58.5.................T Jonker (a4) 5 65467 St Malo (5) 58.5 ..........................L Callaway 6 876x5 Sunset Girl 56.5 ........................... Scratched 7 5x963 Florence Ivy (3) 56.5 8 76908 Eden Rose (2) 56.5 ......... K Kalychurun (a2) 9 x09x9 Lady Bealey (9) 56.5 ............... G Jogoo (a1) 10 07. Longbeach Lucy (8) 56.5 11 0x0x0 Name Of The Stars (1) 56.5 12 907 Sammi Lou (6) 55 ........................K Williams 6 3.05pm BANCORP TREASURY SERVICES MAIDEN $10,000, MDN, 1645m 1 69604 Sir Harold (3) 58.5.....................T Wenn (a3) 2 7 Saint George (10) 58.5 ............D Bothamley 3 66076 Stormy Habit (6) 58.5 ............. W Papier (a4) 4 50652 Susie Wolff (8) 56.5...............K Mudhoo (a2) 5 45728 Kowhai Kerry (1) 56.5 .......... S MacNab (a3) 6 0406 Three Shots (4) 56.5 ...................L Callaway 7 560x9 High Finance 56.5 ........................ Scratched 8 0x785 Sharp Elle (2) 56.5 .......................K Williams 9 080x0 Macakizi (9) 56.5......................... E Farr (a2) 10 0x7 Royal Mistress (7) 56.5 ........... G Jogoo (a1) 11 x7x90 Thewayweroll (5) 56.5 ......... R Firdhaus (a3) 7 3.41pm GO RACING RATING 65 $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1645m 1 49535 Moreira (3) 60 .......................K Mudhoo (a2) 2 75020 Hover 59.5.................................... Scratched 3 x8245 Boysway b (10) 59........................T Moseley

4 29546 Sarookh 59................................... Scratched 5 25x72 Long Harbour b (1) 58 6 20761 Brilleaux m (6) 60 ......................T Wenn (a3) 7 94x73 Maggie’s Secret (11) 57 ..............L Callaway 8 8x900 Arapito 55.5.................................. Scratched 9 10076 You Are Amazing (5) 55 ...............K Williams 10 6x007 Peter Parker m (8) 55 ...... K Kalychurun (a2) 11 00008 Letmego m (4) 54................ R Firdhaus (a3) 12 0x988 Perfect Secret 54.......................... Scratched 13 490x5 Werio tdm (9) 60 14 x3013 Whipped b (2) 55.5 ................... D Hirini (a2) 15 81442 Flicka Of Gold 59 ......................... Scratched 16 10081 Lord Bentley m (7) 58.5 Em: Werio, Whipped, Flicka Of Gold, Lord Bentley 8 4.16pm WEST COAST SCRAP & STEEL MISS SCENICLAND STAKES $20,000, WFA F&M, 1645m 1 70191 Pretty Good Excuse td (7) 57.......K Williams 2 4x462 Double Blue 57 ............................ Scratched 3 88x54 Clara Jane (3) 57 ..................K Mudhoo (a2) 4 357x7 Bridget Town (6) 57 ................. G Jogoo (a1) 5 x8743 Springwater m (8) 57 ...................T Moseley 6 78823 Gold Allure 57 .............................. Scratched 7 47x11 Bisou Bisou (9) 57................ S MacNab (a3) 8 40855 Saperavious 57 ............................ Scratched 9 25138 Third Time Lucky m (1) 57 10 01169 Spider Lily m (2) 57 ......... K Kalychurun (a2) 11 6x913 Eva Jensine (5) 56.5 ................. D Hirini (a2) 12 x8004 Montego Bay (4) 56.5................T Wenn (a3) 9 4.51pm HOKITIKA GUARDIAN RATING 75 $10,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1645m

1 5118x Eddie Gilbert m (4) 59.......... S MacNab (a3) 2 47x11 Bisou Bisou (5) 58.5 3 65801 First Of A Kind (7) 58 ..................L Callaway 4 490x5 Werio tdm (2) 58 ......................... E Farr (a2) 5 25138 Third Time Lucky m (3) 57.5 ........T Moseley 6 05x09 Toetwotoe m (1) 57 .................T Jonker (a4) 7 31966 Slick Nickel m (8) 55.5 ............ G Jogoo (a1) 8 x3013 Whipped 54 .................................. Scratched 9 10081 Lord Bentley m (6) 56 ...............T Wenn (a3) Blinkers on: Elusive Gold (R3) Winkers on: You Are Amazing (R7) Winkers off: Hell Bound (R1) SELECTIONS Race 1: St Regis, Madam Makfi, Ave Maria, Kingtide, Onthesauce Race 2: Rapid Rise, Dressedtokill, All Dressed Up, Cinderella Race 3: Caramac, Electronic Motion, Shaara, Elusive Gold, Pinzano Race 4: Sadlers Rock, Pheasant, Evadir La Bala, Selwyn, Jonquil Race 5: Van Gogh, St Malo, Florence Ivy, Porters Pass, Eden Rose Race 6: Saint George, Three Shots, Susie Wolff, Sir Harold Race 7: Maggies Secret, Long Harbour, Moreira, Peter Parker Race 8: Bridget Town, Bisou Bisou, Third Time Lucky, Spider Lily Race 9: Lord Bentley, Third Time Lucky, Bisou Bisou, Slick Nickel


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Rowe Cup next for Master Lavros By Matt MarkhaM The Rowe Cup carnival in Auckland is the next major aim for returning open class trotter, Master Lavros. Despite being surprisingly beaten by Monty Python at Omakau early in the New Year, the big gelding’s trainer, Mark Jones, wasn’t fazed and is pressing on with his plans as he looks towards Auckland. After his stunning fresh up win at Addington in December, Master Lavros just never quite looked as dominant when at Central Otago and Jones couldn’t quite pinpoint why. “It was disappointing to be beaten, I thought with the run he probably should have won,” Jones said. “But it’s going to happen from time to time, the most important thing is he’s sound and healthy.” There were some thoughts to head to Australia with the two-


thought of his big hulking frame back in the feature trotting races will be a welcomed prospect considering the current state of affairs in our open class ranks. Meanwhile, Saveapatrol, another Jones trained runner on the comeback trail continues to progress nicely as he comes back from yet another injury in his disrupted career. Today Jones will be looking to continue his good run for the summer with three runners engaged at the Oamaru Harness Racing Club’s twilight meeting. An in-form Aymar looks the best of his chances after a bold second behind the talented Bonnie Joan last week at Timaru. Sam Ottley will take the reins on the gelding – as the combination of her and Jones as a driver and trainer continues to prosper. They will also combine with Kowhai Monarch and Best Defence who both look good each way options.


Mark Jones

Race 1: Nearis Green, Time Traveller, Rock Stock N Barrel, Tinted Boyz Race 2: One Over Da Stars, Whataboyz, Red Hot Poker, Tehoro Nova Race 3: Hilarious Magic, Lanikai, Lets Rock N Roll, Speedy Mach Race 4: Cullenz Diamond, Tuscany Miss, Tahlia Franco, My Blue Heaven Race 5: Culley Backy, Likely Jereme, Gucci Cavallo, Buffy Bay

Race 6: Brads Kenny, Monty Python, Father Christmas, Tornado Valley Race 7: Cable Beach, Sparkling Delight, American Spirit, Marat Saf Finn Race 8: Trouble Giero, Hustle Hill, The Best Beg, Belmont’s Greatest Race 9: Eamon Maguire, Aymar, Pay Me Way, The Kaik Race 10: Remiss, Extreme Guest, Top Brass, Going To California Best Bet: Culley Backy (Race 5) Longshot: Top Brass (Race 10)

time Dominion Handicap winner but the Omakau result put to bed any chances of that. Jones will instead focus on keeping the free-wheeling trotter ticking over through the rest of this month with some options available at Addington in the

coming weeks. There are Free-For-All trots on January 27 and also February 17 as well as a host of handicap races in which Jones can target. “The main aim is to keep him happy and sound and hopefully

we can get him to Auckland. “We will make that the main aim now and really push towards that.” Whether or not he can recapture his best open class form remains to be seen, but even the

Oamaru harness Today at Oamaru Raceway

Oamaru Harness Racing Club Inc Venue: Oamaru Racecourse Meeting Date: 11 Jan 2017 NZ Meeting number: 7 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 2.08pm ONE SMART COFFEE PACE $6000, 3yo+ c0 pace, stand, 2000m 1 770x9 Benz Buy (1) fr .........................B Williamson 2 3x905 Rock Stock N Barrel (2) fr ...............J W Cox 3 0x Sunnivue Flash (3) fr..................C Ferguson 4 0x7 Ask Yourself (4) fr ..........................B Orange 5 00 Tinted Boyz (5) fr..........................M Heenan 6 0x247 Time Traveller (6) fr ..................N Purdon (J) 7 Oliver North (7) fr .................... M Williamson 8 3323 Nearis Green (8) fr .............................. J Hay 9 98056 Mustang Bullitt (9) fr ............... J Morrison (J) 2 2.34pm SPRINGBANK TROT $6000, 2yo+ c0 trot, stand, 2600m 1 P She Aint No Angel (1) fr ...........B Williamson 2 03303 Whataboyz (2) fr 3 78834 Holly Trouble (3) fr ........................ G O’Reilly 4 05402 Red Hot Poker (4) fr ......................... D Dunn 5 x7606 Tehoro Nova (5) fr ................. J Markham (J) 6 08x90 Paradise Spur (6) fr .......................B Orange 7 P63x4 Castleton Tui (U1) fr ................... J Patterson 8 0Px00 Roaming (U2) fr ............................. G Shand 9 000 Flying Dan (U3) fr.............................G Laing 10 247x8 Pyramid Mustang (U4) fr .......R McIlwrick (J) 11 7P460 The Denniston Rose (U5) fr .. J Campbell (J) 12 05 One Over Da Stars (U6) fr ........... S McNally 13 0 Whatasista (U7) fr ................... M Williamson


14 Cuddly Trouble (U8) fr ..................M Heenan 15 7429P Imperial Whiz (U9) fr ........................ A Clark 3 3.00 PGG WRIGHTSON STANDARDBRED MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2600m 1 90254 Beaudiene Gambler (1) fr ...... J Morrison (J) 2 00 King Size (2) fr ............................C DeFilippi 3 77x2 Lanikai (3) fr ....................................J W Cox 4 52337 Titanium (4) fr.................................T Chmiel 5 58x43 Lets Rock N Roll (5) fr ......................... J Hay 6 80900 Limoso (6) fr ..................................... D Dunn 7 524x2 Speedy Mach (7) fr ................. M Williamson 8 97067 Aveross Ferrari (8) fr ...................... A Faulks 9 08xP6 Hilarious Magic (9) fr .....................B Orange 4 3.29 NORTH OTAGO MOTOR GROUP F&M MOBILE PACE $6000, 3yo+ f&m c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 Eight Days A Week (1) fr ......... L McCormick 2 05 My Blue Heaven (2) fr ......................... J Hay 3 63x30 Cullenz Diamond (3) fr ....................... R May 4 x20x7 Miss Stella (4) fr ..............................J W Cox 5 x0600 Lilac Reign (5) fr...............................J Young 6 0780x Ducks Deluxe (6) fr .......................R Holmes 7 275x2 Tahlia Franco (7) fr ....................... S McNally 8 74 Tuscany Miss (8) fr ....................... G O’Reilly 9 600x9 Pure Grit (9) fr ............................C Ferguson 10 803P0 Nicky Anew (21) fr .................. J Morrison (J) 5 4.04pm FAT SALLY’S PUB & RESTAURANT PACE $7000, 4yo+ c1 pace, stand, 2600m 1 85190 Shark Attack (1) fr 2 73679 Crackabella (2) fr 3 x2188 Uralla Sue (3) fr

4 94070 Glenstone (4) fr ................................ D Dunn 5 01043 Buffy Bay (5) fr .................... J Harrington (J) 6 51035 Extreme Spark (6) fr.....................M Heenan 7 x2093 Just Ben (7) fr ......................... M Williamson 8 0x376 Gucci Cavallo (8) fr .......................B Orange 9 08x00 Fastroundtown (9) fr ........................ J Ovens 10 34419 Passion Flower (10) fr ..............B Williamson 11 23417 Likely Jereme (11) fr ........................... J Hay 12 04770 Leading The Way (12) fr ......... J Morrison (J) 13 08x06 Dreamy McSteamy (13) fr .............R Jenkins 14 96008 The Edge Of Reason fr ................ Scratched 15 12436 Culley Backy (14) fr ...................... S McNally 16 02180 Mickey Jay (U1) fr Emergency: The Edge Of Reason 6 4.41pm PORT FM HANDICAP TROT $8000, 5yo+ c2 to oc spechcp trot, stand, 2600m 1 73486 Sarah Palin fr ............................... Scratched 2 33x0P Mr Majestic (1) fr ................................ R May 3 20522 Don’t Look Back (2) fr ...................S Golding 4 1637P Playboy’s Brother (3) fr...................C McKay 5 x0019 Bear’s Rest (4) fr .......................... S McNally 6 9x792 Holdon Toyaspurs (1) 10 .......M Prendergast 7 0P341 Dusky Eyre (2) 10 ............................ D Dunn 8 469x1 Brads Kenny (3) 10 9 22232 Tornado Valley (1) 20 ................... G O’Reilly 10 x8568 Och Aye The Noo (U1) 20 ...............J W Cox 11 3391x Kowhai Monarch (U1) 30 .................S Ottley 12 25P21 Monty Python (1) 40................ M Williamson 13 13004 Springbank Eden (U1) 40 ........B Williamson 14 6x313 Father Christmas (U2) 40......R McIlwrick (J)


66760 Alexy (4) fr .................................D O’Connell 09008 Spinnaker (5) fr ............................. A Russell x8P38 Man Of Steel (6) fr .........................T Chmiel 09007 Live To Tell (7) fr 37382 Aymar (8) fr ......................................S Ottley 75279 Chief Kapai (9) fr 11122 Eamon Maguire (21) fr ..................... D Dunn 76335 Elusive Flight (22) fr ................ M Williamson 10057 The Kaik (23) fr ........................N Purdon (J) 85707 Don Pierre (24) fr .............................J Curtin 10 7.03pm MORRISONS SADDLERY MOBILE PACE $6000, c1 to c3 with cond. +claimers 2600m 1 x4P57 Booster (1) fr ...................................J W Cox 2 80847 Top Brass (2) fr .............................L O’Reilly 3 x68x0 Big Is Good (3) fr............................. G Smith 4 69918 Best Defence (4) fr ...........................S Ottley 5 76016 Eja Patron (5) fr ....................... M Williamson 6 52919 Going To California (6) fr ............ D Keast (J) 7 82701 Extreme Guest (7) fr .................... S McNally 8 54P0x Motu Speedy Star (8) fr.......... J Morrison (J) 9 P3169 Expresso Martini (9) fr ..........R McIlwrick (J) 10 13061 Cimarron (21) fr.......................... C Smith (J) 11 09705 Jack Hammer (22) fr .......................... R May 12 40x5P Remiss (23) fr ...............................B Orange Pacifiers on: Playboy’s Brother (R6) Pacifiers off: Sunnivue Flash (R1), She Aint No Angel (R2) LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down

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1 83182 Bigtime Summer nwtd ......................L Ahern 2 88642 Unverified nwtd ......................J T McInerney 3 34122 Grace Slick 17.94 L & ........................ Morris 4 7x145 Hanover State 18.00 .......................... N Udy 5 88568 Alquezar 17.98 ..................................M Flipp 6 53268 Chair Up 17.86 J &..............................D Bell 7 45547 Uno Marcus nwtd ..................... S Gommans 8 15361 Cawbourne Crowie 17.62 ............M Roberts Emergencies: 9 88745 Lil Diva nwtd ...........................J T McInerney 10 7x728 Miss Universe 17.58.......................... I Howe 14 3.52pm MAX REFRIDGERATION C1 C1, 305m 1 31235 Five Starlass 17.97 ...................... P Denbee 2 76866 Culvie Den 18.02 J & ..........................D Bell 3 36682 Sedgebrook Asset 17.90.....................F Kite 4 8x58x Magic Dandy 17.62 ........................... B Hunt 5 48237 Double Ice 17.76 ...............................M Flipp 6 58875 Premier Prince 17.74 ......................L Doody 7 48233 Allegro Power 17.81 .........................L Ahern 8 36857 Midnight Action nwtd ........................S Stone 9 57747 Chaos Theory 18.16 .......................M Olden 10 66863 Homebush Freda 18.12 .........J T McInerney 15 4.10pm LASER PLUMBING WANGANUI C1, 305m 1 72326 Cyndi Action 18.06 J &........................D Bell 2 58325 Working Jewel 17.75 .......................L Doody 3 3F888 Magic Gina 17.69 ..................K A Gommans 4 5788x Madstone nwtd......................... S Gommans 5 87763 Nui Magic 17.63 ................................M Flipp 6 88775 Tracey 17.92.................................. R Maisey 7 46752 Cawbourne Jacko 17.75 ..............M Roberts 8 37568 Cawbourne Serina 17.68 ............. T Downey 9 48454 Boyish Charms nwtd ..............J T McInerney 10 13847 Bigtime Fever nwtd...........................L Ahern

4yo+ c2 mob. pace, mobile, 2600m 1 84106 Mr Woodlea (1) fr .................... M Williamson 2 56721 Jonty James (2) fr .........................S Golding 3 039x1 Cable Beach (3) fr ............................G Court 4 37294 Boomer Bailey (4) fr ......................... D Dunn 5 78200 Sails (5) fr 6 57158 Spirit Of Chronos (6) fr ..............M Parker (J) 7 x7133 Marat Saf Finn (7) fr .......................C Barron 8 43403 American Spirit (8) fr .......................... R May 9 51851 Sparkling Delight (9) fr ................. G O’Reilly 8 5.53 GERALD - HAPPY AT THE BUS JUNIOR DRIVERS TROT $7000, 4yo+ c1 trot jun.d, stand, 2600m 1 PPx04 The Best Beg (1) fr........................ K Butt (J) 2 x0447 Gorilla Playboy (2) fr .................M Purvis (J) 3 44464 Stellar Success (3) fr 4 00x67 Monarchy Invasion (4) fr 5 60600 Dream Big (5) fr ........................M Hurrell (J) 6 07000 Shpeedy (6) fr ...........................K Riddell (J) 7 04505 Motu Great Sensation (7) fr J Harrington (J) 8 42212 Trouble Giero (U1) fr ............A Fitzgerald (J) 9 80x30 Hustle Hill (U2) fr...................R McIlwrick (J) 10 14862 Justamollyarcher (U3) fr .......S Tomlinson (J) 11 57064 Belmont’s Greatest (U4) fr .......N Purdon (J) 12 34500 Ygritte (U5) fr ........................ J Campbell (J) 9 6.29pm CHANGEOVER MOBILE PACE $7000, 3yo+ c1 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 x5733 Pay Me Way (1) fr............................... R May 2 36366 The Persuader (2) fr ..................M Parker (J) 3 96008 The Edge Of Reason (3) fr...............J Young

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Wanganui dogs Today at Hatrick Raceway

Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Race- 8 2 See Eye Aye nwtd ............................L Ahern way Meeting Date: 11 Jan 2017 NZ Meeting number: 3 9 7678 Watch Your Back nwtd........................W Kite Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11; 10 57887 Bigtime Player nwtd .........................L Ahern 12 and 13; 14 and 15 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 4 12.54 ADEPT ACCOUNTANTS WANGANUI C0, 305m and 9; 10, 11 and 12; 13, 14 and 15 1 385 Cawbourne Diego nwtd................M Roberts 1 12.01pm ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0, 305m 2 85564 Camila Baxter nwtd ................J T McInerney 1 664 On Da Quest nwtd ..................... L M Pearce 3 Cawbourne Looks nwtd ...............M Roberts 2 Cawbourne Mack nwtd ................M Roberts 4 27247 Miss Muffet nwtd .........................J McArthur 3 5226 Cawbourne Buckle nwtd ..............M Roberts 5 86433 King Cormack nwtd L & ..................... Morris 4 Foster Boy nwtd B & .......................... Steele 6 44366 Homebush Gracie nwtd..........J T McInerney 5 Hypocritical nwtd ..........................M Roberts 7 473 Sovereign Jody nwtd .........................J Black 6 83567 Victoria Pace nwtd .................J T McInerney 8 44355 Eamon nwtd .................................P Blanche 7 463 Unflinching nwtd L & .......................... Morris 9 6 Alamein Kinetic nwtd K & ..................Phillips 8 87x73 Noonoo nwtd L & ............................... Morris 10 7 Cawbourne Angus nwtd ...............M Roberts 9 77555 Cala D’Or nwtd..................................M Flipp 5 1.11 DOPEY DOG LASER ENGRAVING C1, 520m 10 5378F Trip To Florida nwtd ................J T McInerney 1 44567 Meg’s Me Mum 30.40......................S Maher 2 12.19 WANGANUI CHRONICLE C0 FINAL C0f, 305m 2 23886 Bigtime Coffee 30.45........................L Ahern 1 67772 Crooked Hillary nwtd ..............J T McInerney 3 71276 Fair Parade 30.94......................... H Mullane 2 43531 Wetchester 18.07 ................................ L Bell 4 45758 Pop Magic 31.13 .........................B Hodgson 3 x2243 Pride Of Sarah nwtd........................... N Udy 5 35663 Meteor Vege 30.83 ...................E Duganzich 4 35442 Stole Me Car nwtd ................K A Gommans 6 38836 Cawbourne Jazzy 30.19 ..............M Roberts 5 46651 Butterball 18.30 .............................M Gowan 7 58358 Chase Me Apatche 31.15 .............G Atwood 6 64522 Barn Door Billy nwtd .............K A Gommans 8 85634 Cawbourne Merl 30.51 J & .................D Bell 7 35381 Drifting Along 18.32 ....................J McArthur 9 37775 Lick It Up 30.62 ......................J T McInerney 8 22422 Rosie nwtd ..................................J McArthur 10 87488 Scodelario nwtd ..............................L Doody 9 463 Unflinching nwtd L & .......................... Morris 6 1.29pm METEOR OPD WANGANUI C1 C1, 305m 10 473 Sovereign Jody nwtd .........................J Black 1 37753 Kay Marting 17.88 ..................J T McInerney 3 12.36pm LIQUORLAND WANGANUI C0 C0, 520m 2 11121 Daisy Lara 17.58 ..............................L Ahern 1 74248 Making It Up nwtd L & ........................ Morris 3 65663 Another Key 17.72 J & ........................D Bell 2 442x6 Geordie Who nwtd ...........................L Ahern 4 64232 Opawa Top 18.02 J & ..........................D Bell 3 36227 Last Man Alive nwtd ........................M Olden 5 18586 Orangey Yellow 17.80...............A Duganzich 4 77554 Piko Piko nwtd................................. C Brider 6 8x413 Brighteye’s Soul 17.98 ....................... N Udy 5 254 Bigtime Monty nwtd..........................L Ahern 7 45366 Trick Me Vara 18.34 G & ................. J Clarke 6 Cawbourne Kai nwtd ....................M Roberts 8 64466 So Unbelievable 18.43 ....................M Olden 7 33x33 Classy Delta nwtd L & ........................ Morris 9 7x8x6 Madam Ice 18.05 ........................J McArthur

28351 Bigtime Lonestar 30.73 ....................L Ahern 86484 Opawa Bucks nwtd ...........................M Flipp 78778 Whata Shemozzel nwtd .................R Murray 1 18 Cutie Shelby 17.72...........................L Ahern 65465 Worboys nwtd G R &....................... S Voyce 2 57433 Uno Again 17.74 ................................ N Udy 63587 Milly Rivers 31.26 ........................B Hodgson 3 55535 Kiwi Baxter nwtd ....................J T McInerney 1324 Cawbourne Ruby nwtd.................M Roberts 4 33257 Snow Ball Chance 17.72..........A Duganzich 76843 Magic Latte 30.46 ............................L Ahern 5 23576 Lissadell Marcus 17.89 ................. D Donlon 43342 Banshee Reel 31.04 ........................R Waite 6 82766 Venga Guapa 17.80 ........................M Olden 55885 Cawbourne Gable 30.80 J & ...............D Bell 7 18884 Belfast Smarty 17.85 J & ....................D Bell 68587 King Hit Mike 31.21 .................. S Gommans 8 43655 Struggle Is Real nwtd J &....................D Bell 9 53766 Ranger’s Waltz 18.13 ......................S Maher 11 2.56pm WANGANUI TOYOTA C1 C1, 305m 1 55x34 Thrilling Mia 17.61 J & ........................D Bell 10 F7763 Baduzzi 18.20 ........................J T McInerney 8 2.03pm PALAMOUNTAINS SCIENTIFIC NUTRITION 2 58586 Repeat Visit nwtd ................................ L Bell 3 85638 Mattie Blueblood nwtd............J T McInerney C1 C1, 520m 4 66351 Bigtime Taylor 17.76 .........................L Ahern 1 26784 Ivanhov 30.39 K & .............................Phillips 5 243F4 Brilliant Ashlee 17.47 L & ................... Morris 2 13321 Kylin 30.71 .......................................L Ahern 6 63837 Johnny Angel 17.86 ................ T McCracken 3 46456 Cawbourne Miami 30.44 .................L Doody 7 77558 Opawa Maf 17.76 ............................... N Udy 4 26272 Opawa Gumisie 31.04 J & ..................D Bell 8 55574 Buzzy Gem 18.32 ..............................J Hunt 5 41422 Bigtime Dazzler nwtd .......................L Ahern 6 57747 Citrus A Peel nwtd G & ................... J Clarke Emergencies: 9 85745 Gully Yappa 18.09 G & .................... J Clarke 7 55453 Gunnar Blueblood 30.86 ........J T McInerney 8 45655 Secret Agenda 30.81 ..................B Hodgson 10 F3278 Kyla Rose 17.80 ................................M Flipp 9 x6758 Scott The Best 30.86..................... R Maisey 12 3.16pm BOOK YOUR FUNCTION @ HATRICK C1 10 77788 Cawbourne Eski 30.09 .................M Roberts C1, 520m 1 32743 Chip Off Block nwtd ....................J McArthur 9 2.21pm J P PRINT PETONE C0D F C0d, 645m 2 45427 Wong Full Arrest 30.75 L & ................ Morris 1 25525 Bigtime Bell nwtd .............................L Ahern 3 22473 Opawa Gail nwtd ...............................M Flipp 2 88826 Arcane Rampage nwtd L & ................ Morris 4 17746 Winevara 30.58 G & ........................ J Clarke 3 68628 Lady Zeena nwtd ......................... T Downey 5 12236 Golden Pixel 30.59 ......................B Hodgson 4 45261 Swiftly Chloe nwtd.......................B Hodgson 6 41116 Bigtime OnFire 30.82 .......................L Ahern 5 73F36 Opawa Gavin nwtd G &................... J Clarke 7 47436 Opawa Shiloh 30.41 ........................B Marsh 6 13411 Cawbourne Cents nwtd................M Roberts 8 77635 Zipping Jock 29.97 J &........................D Bell 7 78488 Cawbourne Panic nwtd ................M Roberts 9 76786 Cawbourne Ohio 30.46 ...................L Doody 8 2334P Ready Made Size nwtd ....................L Ahern 9 31678 Idol Leanne nwtd B & ......................... Steele 10 36778 Rosco Action 31.00 ......................M Goodier 13 3.35pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C1 C1, 305m 10 2.38pm FIRST SECURITY C1 C1, 520m 10 8x368 Lily Ma’s Smoking nwtd...................S Maher

7 1.46pm AON CPF C1 C1, 305m

LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Lu upstages Khachanov to advance ATP Tour veteran Yen-Hsun Lu has upstaged Next Generation star Karen Khachanov, edging the 20-year-old Russian in a tight three set battle to book his place in the second round of the ASB Classic. Khachanov, who was making his debut at the Auckland tournament, was yesterday named in the tour’s Next Generation programme - an initiative designed to boost the profile of some of the future stars of the circuit. The big-hitting Russian, who finished 2016 with a career-high ranking of 53, started strongly today, taking the opening set 6-4, before being worn down by Lu, who proved the more consistent player in a match that featured several short weather disruptions as patches of drizzle blew over the Stanley Street venue. With both the final two sets decided through a tiebreak, it was the 33-year-old Taiwanese player’s willingness to chase down everything that helped him advance. After claiming the second set 7-5 in the tiebreak, Lu seemed the more assertive player in the third set. Khachanov, who stands at 1.98m tall, regained some confidence when he saved two match points when Lu was serving for the match at 5-4 up, which ulti-

Yen-Hsun Lu is through to the second round of the ASB Classic after dispatching Karen Khachanov. mately ensured the third set also went to a tiebreak. In an epic decider to the match, the ascendancy swung back and forth between the players before Lu sealed the win 11-9. Earlier on centre court, Joao

Sousa won through to the second round with a straight sets win over Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The world number 44 got his tournament off to a strong start, blitzing through the first set 6-1. Ramos-Vinolas fought back

however, and threatened to send the match to a third set after taking a 5-4 lead in the second. But Sousa absorbed the pressure from the world number 27 ranked Spaniard, winning the final three games to seal the match 6-1 7-5.

British qualifier Brydan Klein secured his place in the second round with a tight three-set win over Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis. Playing on the outside court, Klein and Bagnis delivered one of the matches of the day, with the second two sets decided by tiebreaks. Klein starting the match in commanding form, easily taking the first set 6-1, before Bagnis fought back to take the second 8-6 in the tiebreak, saving four match points. Struggling to refocus following the disappointment of failing to convert those opportunities, Klein quickly found himself 5-2 down in the third, and looked to be heading towards a first-round exit. But the colourful Brit, who produced several outbursts and racquet tosses throughout the match, rediscovered his touch to force the third to a tiebreak. This time he held his nerve on the big points. The other singles match on the outside court proved a vastly different affair as American Ryan Harrison made light work of his opening round match, breezing past Spaniard Guillermo GarciaLopez 6-1 6-2 in just over an hour. - NZME



Sporting events like Sevens ‘on the decline’ – academic

Green dismisses Mundine fight concerns

The “golden age” of events like the Wellington Sevens and NRL Nines may be drawing to a close, predicts AUT associate professor of sport Dr Geoff Dickson. Last week, Wellington deputy mayor Paul Eagle admitted tickets sales for the Sevens, once a major drawcard to the nation’s capital, were “grim” and made a public appeal for Wellingtonians to get behind the January 28/29 event. But speaking to Radio Sport’s Nigel Yalden, Dr Dickson suggested the decline in popularity would be difficult to reverse and not something that could be simply solved by a marketing campaign. “For a decade or more, it was ‘cool’ to go to the Wellington Sevens and in a relatively short space of time, it has lost that cool factor,” he said. “It essentially changed its position in the marketplace from being a party, a festival, a rave or a fancy-dress event to simply just being a rugby tournament. “The things that become cool more or less just happen and the trick for the marketer is to not get in the way. “Somewhere between losing that ‘cool’ and becoming just a rugby tournament, I think we can probably look at the decline in ticket sales.” Dr Dickson pointed at the in-

Are the days of Wellington Sevens numbered? fluence of liquor-licensing restrictions and the NZ Police as factors that have forced Sevens organisers away from a successful formula and towards a more family-oriented demographic. “It is a delicate balancing act, because you have an established clientele, who like features x, y and z, but you try to reach out to a new market, who aren’t necessarily engaged with your offering. “The risk you always run is that you potentially alienate your existing fan base, because you add features that they don’t like or you take away an existing feature that they do like in an effort to attract a new audience. “I think reaching out to the family market was always optimistic, given the structure of the event. Two days is a long time to

keep kids occupied.” Dr Dickson hinted Auckland’s NRL Nines could be next to feel the pinch. “Events, over the past 20 years, have grown, and governments have jumped on the bandwagon left, right and centre,” he said. “I’m not signalling the end of events, but we’re just reaching a bit of a tipping point in the popularity of these events and it will be interesting to see what the next decade brings. “Look at the way the Wellington Sevens is struggling and it seems the NRL Nines is not as strong as it was two years ago. You might want to draw a line between these two events and if both of them are struggling, it probably goes beyond the control of the event managers.” - NZME

Danny Green has dismissed talk of a weight mismatch in his longawaited boxing rematch with old foe Anthony Mundine. The pair will do battle at Adelaide Oval on February 4, more than 10 years after their first fight in Sydney in 2006, won by Mundine in a unanimous points decision. Three-time world champion Jeff Fenech is among a chorus of voices calling for the fight to be abandoned, citing size disparity and fearing for the long-term health of 41-year-old Mundine. They will fight at an agreed weight of 83kg, up from the 76.2kg which was the weight limit for their last duel. It’s a big step up from the 69.8kg that Mundine has been fighting at, badly losing his last outing by TKO to American Charles Hatley in November 2015. But Green, 43, doesn’t believe there will be such a weight disaparity between the two. “That’s a fabrication and a misconception that there will be a 10 kilogram difference,” he said. “There will probably be maybe a three or four kilogram difference at most.” Green said he wouldn’t put on weight after the weigh-in and expected to go into the ring at 84.5 or 85kg, while he expected Mundine to be around 81kg. “Choc has been sitting around 80kg for a long time and he played first grade football heavier than I’ve ever been in my life because

Danny Green I’ve never been 90kg – he’s naturally a heavy guy and came down in weight,” Green said. “I’m sure Choc’s going to come in at his absolute best because he’s a fierce competitor.” Green, who won his last four fights, has been sparring with two Americans in up-and-comer Mike Jimenez and Cedric Agnew, who helped him prepare for his 2009 win over Roy Jones Jr. He had a small cut on his nose thanks to Jimenez – a sign of his serious preparation. “I owe Mike one, although I think I’ve paid him back,” Green said. “They have contrasting styles – one super fast and super sharp and one is fast, sharp but very strong and keeps me working hard.” - AAP


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ashburton Guardian



Photographer We are seeking a creative and motivated photographer. This is a contractor position, working some evenings and weekend, approx 15 hours per week. The position is to cover local events and news stories providing photographs for a range of Ashburton Guardian publications. Experience in photographing people on location is essential as is an ability to relate easily to people of all ages. You will need to have a passion for the local community, including sports. The ideal candidate must be able to work as a team member in a creative group environment and work solo, requiring self motivation and prioritisation of tasks. They must be able to follow tight deadlines and directions but also be able to improvise and be creative. Good verbal, written communication and organisational skills are essential. This could be a job share position. To apply, please send your CV and accompanying letter outlining the hours you can work, through to Closing date for applications is Friday, January 20


Hilton Haulage Limited is a well-established and recognisable brand throughout the South Island providing a range of transport and logistics services with a focus on service excellence. We are looking for an awesome team of class 5 drivers to keep us rolling over the spud season.

Fixed Term Positions:

Starting mid March, this contract will last until June. There is a guaranteed payment of 80 hours per fortnight. Flexibility is essential as day and night shifts will be required.

Casual Positions:

If you are looking for a bit of extra cash in your off season, retirement or looking to fill in the weekend, this could be an ideal opportunity for you. We can offer you competitive remuneration, uniform and some brand new V-Bins to tow. Must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. For further information please call (03) 687 4015 or apply online at



Pack-out Chief Engineer 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. This is a day shift position, with some weekend work when required, based at our Ashburton site. We are looking for someone with: • Trade certificate or higher (3+ years) in mechanical engineering • Experience with factory maintenance • Proven leadership experience • A can-do attitude • Basic computer skills

The Fresh Name in the Freezer

Fixed Term and Casual Drivers Required

Methven Advanced Feed Limited specialise in custom and toll manufacture of consolidated feed pellets and custom grain blends, based in Methven, Mid-Canterbury. Methven Advanced Feed are experiencing growth and require a business manager to strategically lead this growth. In this role you will be responsible for a growing team of people, raw material procurement, manufacture, sales and marketing as well as financial management of the business. Key components of the role are: • Managing and leading a growing team of people • Continued implementation of systems, processes and health and safety. • Working with associated businesses to develop and manage raw material procurement. • Develop and lead a sales strategy to meet the needs of the business. • Overall business performance and financial management. This role reports directly to the board and would ideally suit someone who understands farm systems, manufacturing or feed milling, animal feeding requirements and has leadership skills. If this sounds like you or would like to take the next step up in management, then we would like to hear from you. Apply with your Cover Letter and C.V. to: The Directors Methven Advanced Feed Limited, 360 Barkers Road, N.O. 12 R.D, Rakaia. Applications Close - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It would be beneficial to have: • Understanding of PLC and SCADA systems and basic electrical systems • Knowledge of computerised maintenance system – not essential as training will be given • EST qualification • Experience in a food manufacturing facility would be desirable but not essential In return we offer a competitive salary plus phone and bonuses based on experience. If this position interests you, please forward your CV to

South Pacific Seeds seeks applications for the position of Field Agronomist in the Mid Canterbury area, to assist with the technical and Dairy Business Centre (NZ) Limited are a local company specialising in feed practical support to our growers and ensuring quality, reliable vegetable solutions to maximise performance for the dairy industry. We are currently seed production for our many international markets. requiring an extra team member to be based in our Ashburton office. We seek applications from suitably qualified persons to be part of the As our Office Administrator you will be part of a small team of dedicated largest vegetable seed multiplier in Australasia. professionals who work together to deliver quality service to each and every one of our customers. A degree in Agriculture or Applied Sciences along with practical experience in the following areas would be required: Key responsibilities of this role are: • Plant Health, Seed Production, Seed harvesting and handling • Telephone answering and reception Rachel techniques • Ordering of client feed requirements, co-ordination and forward planning Proof read by:_______________________________ With: _______________________________ Date:___________________________ • Strong emphasis on technical service and willingness to take part in of feed deliveries • Recording supplier and customer commodity contracts practical fieldwork • Sample preparation, analysis and reporting • Versatility with I.T and administration and record keeping ability • Milk production reporting for clients • Excellent time management and communication skills. • Entering of supplier invoices into MYOB • Familiar with trial work and recording We require an experienced Cook/ • General office duties as required Kitchen Hand to work a 4 on 2 off roster. What we offer: Great team environment! Overseas travel, excellent This role would suit someone who has initiative, excellent communication Ideally you would have experience in remuneration package, company car, job: tablet and mobile phone. C57255 skills, competence in MS Office (especially Excel) and a willingness to large volume cooking in a commercial Applications in writing, providing a full work history and experience, learn. If this sounds like you then please get in touch. size: format: kitchen b&wwith a recognised food services with references to: Jane Grace Apply with your cover letter and C.V. to: qualification. You will be able to prepare | 03 302 8115 publication run date as per position sort cost meals the menu, manage meal(excl gst) Dairy Business Centre Ltd prep and kitchen to ensure meals are Trademe $ 169.00 PO Box 29, Ashburton 7740 delivered on time. You will be$ 297.64 able Ashburton Guardian Sat 24 Dec Sits vac Guardian Situations Vacant 307 7900 Applications Close - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 to bake delicious slices, scones and Wed 28 Dec $ 245.00 muffins. For all subscriber We will provide a full orientation, Wed 11 Jan $along 245.00 enquiries, missed with ongoing training and support. deliveries, new 14 Jan 297.64 10am 1pm - 4pm for this position $ must subscriptions, temporary SatApplicants WEDNESDAY ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY stops – text, call or email: Satdemonstrate eligibility to live and$663.32 work The Press 24 Dec Trades & Services 8.30am Holy Communion, Park Street. HISTORY GROUP. in New Zealand and possess excellent Text ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Open for research. Heritage Centre, West Wed 28 Dec verbal and written English skills. $570.08 12.45pm 021 271 3399 Emily and Rata Falls, all welcome, phone Street. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Applications by Email only to: Jenny 308-6862. Meet Ashburton CourtPhone Sat 31 Dec Free Golf Croquet, drawn doubles. Waireka, house, Baring Square West. 0800 274 287 Philip Street. Wed 4 Jan $570.08 Applications close January 20, 2017. Email 10am 1pm 3pm SatOnly 7 Jan shortlisted applicants will $ 663.32 be circulation@ THURSDAY METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. contacted. Wed 11 Jan Free New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture A great selection of may aircraft from Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. past to the future. Ashburton airport, Main Street, Methven. Seafield Road.

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Registered and Experienced Teacher Ashburton Baptist Preschool are looking for a permanent full-time, registered and experienced teacher for our busy centre. If you are energetic, passionate and a great team player and communicator that enjoys working as a part of a dedicated team, then we would love to hear from you. We pride ourselves on ensuring quality education and care for our precious children, whilst embracing our special character Christian principles, so an understanding or willingness to learn about and implement this is essential. Please send your CV along with a cover letter in the first instance to: Ashleigh Grant at or feel free to drop your CV into the office at 8 Eton Street. Phone: 03 308 2325 A job description is available upon request. Applications close Sunday, January 22, 2017



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We currently have funds available to distribute in grants for the following purposes in the Canterbury area: • Research, treatment, provision of equipment in relation to, and the education and training of skilled persons relative to, the disease of cancer.

Independent Distributors Ltd

TRUCK DRIVER REQUIRED CLASS 4 Our busy Ashburton depot is looking for a full time, permanent Truck Driver with a Class 4 license to work on one of our successful, regular runs. The successful applicant will hold a current forklift license, work well in a busy team, have great work ethic and communication skills. To apply for this position please Phone Zac: 021 273 2704 or Email:

Today’s construction is tomorrow’s legacy

Media Sales Consultant For over 135 years, the Ashburton Guardian has been proudly delivering news to Mid Cantabrians. We have an exciting position for a media sales consultant to join our team. You will be selling into our daily newspaper, monthly farming publications, lifestyle magazine YOU and our website to help clients promote their businesses effectively throughout our products. The skills required for this position include: • Great sales and office experience, whilst marketing experience is an advantage • Building and maintaining valuable client relationship • Developing new sales opportunities • Good level of English, both verbal and written • Organised and confident • A great personality and enjoy dealing with people In return, we will provide you with an attractive base salary ($45K) and uncapped commission structure. If this is you, please send your CV and cover letter to:

Desme Daniels General Manager PO Box 77, Ashburton 7740 Or email Applications close Friday, January 20. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and a current New Zealand driver licence.

Birthday Greetings Alex Urquhart Happy 9th Birthday Buddy. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Sophie, Bella and Billie. xx 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 level 3 office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

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Contact Des anytime for an obligation free quote on 03 308 9936 or 027 432 3258

Building – it’s what we know and it’s what we do best. That’s why clients have chosen us, again and again.

• Research, development, education for, training and expansion of, the science and practice of agriculture.

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We Help Save Lives We help save lives every day through the research and development of improved diagnosis, beer prediction and treatment of heart disease in our hospital and community.

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NEW potatoes Osprey and Purple Passion. Phone 308 5972, Milton Road, Ashburton. RASPBERRIES RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES RANUI Open 7 days 8am - 6pm Freshly picked or PYO. Smithfield Road. Sign at gate. Phone 308 3498

RETIRED farmer looking for work. Tractor work, truck driving, irrigation etc. Phone 308 8585 (leave a message).

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Private Sale 51 Eton Street $220K

Sunny, 2 double bedroom townhouse. Heat-pump, new carpet and vinyl throughout. Fully fenced, single internal access garage with auto door opener.

OPEN HOME Saturday, Jan 14 11am - 12 noon

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.


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING To be held at the Allenton Rugby Clubrooms, Melrose Road, Ashburton

Monday, January 23, 2017 at 6.30pm.

Existing club and new members are encouraged to attend, as we are looking for more committee members to help run our large Club.

We are still looking for interest from present and new coaches for the 2017 season.

For further information: Mandy Verrall, President


OLD newspapers available. Perfect for packing, fires, bedding for animals, birds, craft work and so on. Please call in to the Guardian, Level 3, 161 Burnett Street or phone 307 7900 for bundles of 10 or more. SWAROVSKI sale 30 to 50% OFF selected jewellery. Pendants, earrings, rings, bracelets and iPhone cases. Come in and select your pieces. Swarovski at The China Shop in The Arcade.

Any enquiries phone Joss 021 105 5234

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 03 348 9439.




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NEW potatoes. Last week of OLD newspapers available. Osprey or Nadine. Bennett, Perfect for packing, fires, Melrose Road. Phone 308 bedding for animals, birds, 4015. craft work and so on. Please call in to the Guardian, Level NEW potatoes Nadine $2.00 3, 161 Burnett Street or kg. Digging all New Year. phone 307 7900 for bundles Phone 308 3195, 027 531 9103, 81 Elizabeth Street. of 10 or more.

OLD newspapers available. Perfect for packing, fires, bedding for animals, birds, craft work and so on. Please call in to the Guardian, Level 3, 161 Burnett Street or phone 307 7900 for bundles of 10 or more.


Freshly Picked and PYO Limited supply of

Plus much more 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


The Secretary Mackenzie Charitable Foundation C/- Croys Ltd Level 2, 161 Burnett Street P O Box 582 Ashburton 7740 Phone: 03 308 8353 Email:

Raspberries, Red Currants and Blackcurrants

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

SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. Quality window films for privacy, UV (fading), 211 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton heat, safety and security. For cars, homes and offices. (03) 307 6130 Phone Craig Rogers 307 6347 or 0800 TINTER. Member of Master Tinters NZ. Check us out on FACEBOOK.

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420ml wine glasses. Sparkling BOHEMIA Oska 420mlcrystal wine made in theSparkling Czech Republic. glasses. crystal Our special for a made in the price Czech$189 Republic. boxedspecial set of six.$189 Normally price for a Our $210. Give boxed set ofansix.everlasting Normally weddingGive gift. The Shop $210. an China everlasting in The Arcade. wedding gift. The China Shop in The Arcade. CONTAINERS for sale or hire, ex shipping:for general CONTAINERS sale and or insulated. Sidelifter available hire, ex shipping: general and for delivery. Wilson Bulk insulated. Sidelifter available Transport, PhoneWilson 308-7772. for delivery. Bulk Transport, Phone 308-7772.

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Puzzles and horoscopes Cryptic crossword

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Simon Shuker’s Code Cracker

ACROSS 1. Company that came across a body in space (5) 4. Stop confronting defender that’s no longer being served (4,3) 8. Cook the joint using the right sort of oven (5) 9. Gather it in or Henry initially might starve (7) 10. Don’t start to curve at the finish (3) 11. Old Psalm comes in with 99 ahead of it (9) 12. The harbour is to the left of the ship (4) 13. Scheme that shows architect’s ideas laid flat (4) 18. Fond remembrance of the past again lost in such a way (9) 20. Fabulous bird to be steady as sound of (3) 21. Lack of movement as one near it can show (7) 22. Earlier he could have deputised for the abbot (5) 23. Pygmalion’s creation in cotton fabric (7) 24. If it’s close, stick it back, gobbling your starters (5) DOWN 1. It is comparable to the writing of letters (13) 2. Wander aimlessly about and need arm to be re-set (7) 3. Very small irritation in the tummy, first and last (6) 4. How could he bind his rear? (6) 5. Poison that, with copper, is very uncommon (6) 6. A nymph was given nothing to study (5) 7. Go get it, bring it with you, and be a humble slave (5,3,5) 14. UK girl moving round the North and hanging furtively about (7) 15. No longer up to history, having sex appeal (4,2) 16. Lizard one gets with AA gun perhaps (6) 17. See Mum, paw out, getting bead-money (6) 19. It may be a magic way to name the letters (5)



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

Quick crossword

How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There is at least one fiveletter word. TODAY’S GOALS: Good – 7 Excellent – 10 Amazing – 16

Previous solution: STIMULUS

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Your Stars ARIES (Mar 21–Apr 19): Listen attentively to what is being said and talked about at work today. Chances are that if you really pay attention, you will be able to pick up a clue or two as to how to find favour with the powers that be. TAURUS (Apr 20–May 20): You could feel like you’re in la-la land today, so strong is your desire for daydreaming. Allocate time to this instead of letting it disrupt you. It’s a prerequisite for designing your future path. GEMINI (May 21–Jun 20): It’s a day for communication especially over difficult or touchy topics. Your challenge is to stay as objective and detached as possible without taking matters too personally. Expect a breakthrough. CANCER (Jun 21–Jul 21): Love is sweet for you today and whether you whisper tender words in or write a love letter or poem, it ought to feel very comfortable to say what you feel. It is also much appreciated. LEO (Jul 22–Aug 22): Your ability to get along with fellow employees today is getting a necessary boost. Be less critical and more tolerant of others, you will see how much easier it is to enjoy your time at work. VIRGO (Aug 23–Sep 22): It’s not that you live in a makebelieve world, but you enjoy entertaining all possibilities. Today’s a great day for attending a cultural activity, indulge in your favourite hobby or flirt to your heart’s content. LIBRA (Sep 23–Oct 22): Knuckle down and get your plan for home improvements or alterations sorted out so you know where you stand financially. Your partner seems equally keen so strike while the iron is hot. SCORPIO (Oct 23–Nov 21): You’re more than happy to spend time with the people you’re closest to today. Chances are, you’re also realising how well your beloved fits into your circle of friends. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22–Dec 20): You’re in a great position to make headway with a financial plan or strategy. Remember to share your success with others who have also made a contribution, however big or small. CAPRICORN (Dec 21–Jan 20): Venus (love) and Mercury (communication) combine in your sign today. You’re receptive and interested to being wooed. Why not initiate action instead of waiting for it to come to you? AQUARIUS (Jan 21–Feb 18): The developments of today require that you make a sacrifice. Since you’re inclined to suffer in silence, be mindful not to make a victim of yourself. PISCES (Feb 19–Mar 20): It’s a fun day to be socialising with friends, whether real friends or virtual friends. If you’re keen to meet a new friend or partner, consider how to go about meeting someone via your social network.

Previous cryptic solution

Across 1. Catastrophe 8. Abide 9. Topiary 10. Capital 11. Lunar 12. Larder 14. Grimed 18. Board 19. Expiate 21. Gutters 23. Arena 24. Resurrected Down 1. Chancel 2. Tripper 3. Sweat 4. Rattle 5. Popular 6. Era 7. Buyer 13. Endless 15. Meanest 16. Die-hard 17. Censor 18. Bogus 20. Place 22. Tar

Previous quick solution 11/1

Sudoku ACROSS 7. Disdain (13) 8. Prompt (8) 9. Suspend (4) 10. Work path (6) 12. Annual (6) 14. Historic period (3) 15. Warmed (6) 17. Madness (6) 19. Agitate (4) 21. Scottish sword (8) 23. Proclamations (13)

Previous solution: ate, ats, axe, axes, east, eat, eats, est, eta, etas, sat, sate, sax, saxe, sea, seat, set, seta, sex, sext, tax, taxes, tea, teas.

Across 1. Eventual 7. Overt 8. Authentic 9. Ref 10. Tend 11. Droops 13. Beast of burden 15. Arrest 16. Haul 18. Raw 20. Leisurely 21. Eerie 22. Ancestor Down 1. Exact 2. Estonia 3. Tied 4. After a fashion 5. Seers 6. Stiffen 7. Octopus 12. Startle 13. Barrier 14. Dialect 15. Aware 17. Layer 19. Rule

Fill the grid so that every column, every row and 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9.

DOWN 1. Put up with (8) 2. Guidance given (6) 3. Exploited (4) 4. Treachery (8) 5. Respiratory illness (6) 6. Presently (4) 11. Becoming less (8) 13. Cut deeply (8) 16. Extreme fear (6) 18. Digit (6) 20. Melody (4) 22. Highest point (4)

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requirements KING – New headstones and designs Galbraith’s provide choice! Dinielle and Dave are thrilled We have a team of highly respected, professional funeral directors and Galbraith’s Renovations, to announce the safe arrival celebrants. We offer you complete funeral care including pre-arrangement, Additional inscriptions, and your choice of venue, funeral celebrants and catering. of Charlie Arthur King on provide choice! Cleaning and Concrete work We believe that every life is unique and every person’s funeral needs to 7/01/2017, weighing 7lb, reflect their individuality - ask us how we can be of assistance to you and Carried out by qualified Call us on 10.5oz. All doing well. your family.

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Data provided by NIWA


NZ Situation

Wind km/h less than 30 fine

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers 30 to 59


isolated snow thunder flurries

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NZ Today

Canterbury High Country TODAY

FZL: About 3600m

Rain about the divide, with some heavy falls in the evening. Mainly fine with high cloud in the east, and a few spots of evening rain. Wind at 1000m: NW 50 km/h rising to gale 80 km/h in the evening. Wind at 2000m: Gale NW 80 km/h rising to severe gale 120 km/h in the evening.

Fine with high cloud. Northwesterlies strengthening in the afternoon.

TOMORROW Scattered rain, then mainly fine. Strong or gale northwesterlies, changing southerly then dying out.


FZL: Lowering to 1800m

High cloud increasing and scattered rain developing. Northeasterlies.





Showers about the divide clearing, mainly fine elsewhere. Snow down to 1600 metres. Strong or gale westerlies easing.

Brief morning rain then a few showers. A southwest change.

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Set 5:35 am Rise 8:46 pm

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Set 6:40 am Rise 9:36 pm

New moon

28 Jan 1:09 pm

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Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 2:20 pm, yesterday 144.8 Nth Ashburton at 12:10 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 12:10 pm, yesterday

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Rangitata Klondyke at 2:05 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 12:08 pm, yesterday


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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 17.4 19.5 Max to 4pm 10.1 Minimum 5.4 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm January to date 23.8 Avg Jan to date 19 2017 to date 23.8 19 Avg year to date Wind km/h E 19 At 4pm Strongest gust E 33 Time of gust 12:53pm

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

A northwesterly airflow strengthens ahead of a cold front. The front moves north over New Zealand tomorrow and Friday, followed by another ridge of high pressure. Another front moves onto the South Island late Saturday.

Office and Chapel Corner East & Cox Streets, Ashburton




Mainly fine. A few showers possible with northerlies turning southerly for a time.



9:25 – 5:55

Heavy rain, then showers about the divide and mainly fine further east. Snow lowering to 1600 metres. Wind at 1000m: Severe gale NW 100 km/h gradually easing to gale 70 km/h. Wind at 2000m: Severe gale NW 120 km/h gradually easing to gale 80 km/h.

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SATURDAY: Increasing high cloud, some late rain. Northeasterly.



to ensure publication. Official Opening 18 Feb - 9am til 4pm To place a notice during IN MEMORIAM office hours please contact us on 03 307 7900 for more information Any queries CLOUGHLEY, Neil Robert – please contact 1941 - 2015 0800 Two years has passed ASHBURTON since you left us. (0800-274-287) Sadly missed by your son, daughter and partners, also your five grandchildren. I miss you so much. Always loving, Christine.



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FRIDAY: Mainly fine. Southwest change.






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TOMORROW: A few showers, then mainly fine. Southerly for a time.




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TODAY: Sunny and warm. Gusty northwest developing afternoon.




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Essentials’ purity, along with high nutrient content, means you only feed a fraction of what you would with supermarket rolls. This makes Essentials more economical than the cheapest, low budget, low quality supermarket roll. More meat for your dollar and your dog will love it.

Free samples available NOW at Lolly Mania. Shop 2 Countdown Complex, East Street

Television Wednesday, January 11, 2017


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6am Country Calendar 3 The Nut Farm. Engineer Otto Muller is supposed to have retired long ago, but the 90-year-old is still full of innovative plans to expand his Central Otago walnut orchard. 0 6:30 Neighbourhood 3 0 7am Dickinson’s Real Deal 8am Jo Frost Family Matters PGR 9am The Ellen DeGeneres Show 0 10am Tipping Point 11am The Chase Australia 0 Noon Emmerdale PGR 0 1pm Coronation Street 3 0 2pm Kiwi Living 3 0 2:55 Tipping Point 3:55 Te Karere 2 4:25 Millionaire Hot Seat 0 5pm The Chase 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0


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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Sesame Street 0 6:55 Wiki The Kiwi 3 0 7am Numb Chucks 3 0 7:25 Transformers Robots In Disguise 3 0 7:45 Kung Fu Panda 3 0 8:10 The Lion Guard 0 8:35 Goldie And Bear 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 According To Jim 3 0 11am Step By Step 0 11:30 Melissa And Joey 0 Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 0 1pm I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2pm Judge Rinder PGR 2:55 Ground Floor PGR 0 3:25 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 3:50 M Planes 2013 Animated Adventure. Voices of Carlos Alazraqui, Dane Cook, Stacy Keach. 0 5:35 The Simpsons 3 0 6pm The Big Bang Theory 3 0

7pm Reno Rumble 7pm MasterChef Australia 0 As two teams say goodbye 8:05 F George Clarke’s to their competitors, the two Amazing Spaces remaining couples go to George Clarke turns his Bendigo to look inside the attention to some of the most final house to be renovated. 0 innovative and eccentric 8pm Dr Ken PGR 0 caravan and camper-van 8:30 M Semi-Pro AO 2008 builds he has seen. 0 Comedy. 0 9:05 Underage And On The 10:15 Two And A Half Men PGR Stage 0 30 10:10 800 Words AO 3 0 10:45 Mom PGR 3 0 11:10 Shackleton’s Captain PGR Documentary revealing the truth behind the rescue of Sir Ernest Shackleton who, in 1914, travelled to the South Pole and disaster, and one man’s skills and unsung heroism. 0 1:05 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 1:30 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2

11:15 Brooklyn Nine Nine PGR 3 0 11:45 Manhattan Love Story PGR 3 12:10 Mistresses 3 1am Benched AO 3 0 1:50 Infomercials 2:50 Revenge AO 3 0 4:20 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 4:45 Baby Daddy 3 0 5:30 Infomercials





7am Sticky TV 7:05 Kate And Mim 7:30 Sticky TV 7:35 The Moe Show 0 8am Sticky TV 8:05 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 8:30 Sticky TV 9am Rachael Ray 10am Infomercials 11:30 Baggage PGR 3 Noon The Biggest Loser Australia 3 1pm M Not With His Wife PGR 3 2015 Drama. Jewel Staite, Ryan Robbins, John Cassini. 0 2:55 Entertainment Tonight 3:25 M The Tale Of Despereaux 3 2008 Animated Adventure. Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Robbie Coltrane. 0 5:25 The Best Of Family Feud Hosted by Dai Henwood. 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm The Block Australia PGR 0 8:05 M Legally Blonde 2 – Red, White, And Blonde PGR 3 2003 Comedy. When Elle learns her chihuahua Bruiser’s mother is locked in an animal-testing facility, she goes to Washington DC to fight for animal rights. 0 10pm NewsHub Late 10:30 NCIS – LA AO 3 0

6am The Fairly Odd Parents 6:25 Shimmer And Shine 6:50 The Penguins Of Madagascar 7:15 Bella And The Bulldogs 7:40 Henry Danger 8:05 Endangered Species 8:30 Sanjay And Craig 8:55 Million Dollar Minute 3 9:25 Wheel Of Fortune 3 9:50 Jeopardy 3 10:25 The Doctors PGR 3 11:20 Hot Bench 11:50 Mayday PGR 3 12:50 Storage Wars – Canada 3 1:20 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon PGR 3 2:20 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 2:50 Escape To The Country 3 3:50 Million Dollar Minute 4:20 Tennis – ASB Classic (HLS) 0 5:30 Prime News 6pm Wheel Of Fortune 6:30 Jeopardy 7pm Modern Family PGR 3 7:30 MasterChef Junior USA The young cooks receive a visit from Gordon’s daughter, Matilda, who challenges them to recreate a classic Gordon Ramsay dish. 8:30 The White Queen AO 3 9:45 Fear The Walking Dead AO 10:40 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon PGR

6:30 Pukoro 3 2 7am SpongeBob Tarau Porowha 3 7:30 Pukana 2 8am Miharo 2 8:30 Te Kaea 3 2 9am Fresh 3 9:30 Kai Time On The Road 3 10am Korero Mai 3 2 11am Toku Reo 3 2 Noon Korero Mai 3 2 1pm Toku Reo 3 2 2pm Opaki 3 2:30 Ako 3 2 3pm Whare Taonga 3:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 4pm Iwi Anthems 3 4:30 Celebrating Maori In Business 3 5pm Kapa Haka Regionals 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Pukoro 3 2 6:20 Kete Korero 3 6:30 SpongeBob Tarau Porowha 3 7pm Ahorangi Next Generation 7:30 Café Niugini PGR 3 8pm The Political Game 3 8:30 Waka Huia 9pm Waiata 3 9:30 Iti Pounamu AO New Zealand short films. 10pm Koroua 3 10:30 Te Kaea 3 2

11:25 Infomercials

11:40 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 12:15 Closedown

11pm Te Kauta 3 Chat show featuring guests who reminisce about their younger days and some of their naughtiest secrets. 11:30 Closedown

MOVIES PREMIERE 7:35 Creed MVL 2015 Drama. Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone. 9:45 The Making Of Mad Max – Fury Road MV 2015 10am Pocket Listing MVLSC 2014 Crime. Rob Lowe, Burt Reynolds. 11:30 Dirty Grandpa 16VLSC George Clarke’s Amazing Guy Martin’s Last of the 2016 Comedy. 1:20 The Spaces, 8:05pm on TVNZ 1 Vulcans, 9:30pm on Choice Woman In Black 2 – Angel Of Death MC 2014 Horror. BRAVO THE BOX 3pm Creed MVL 2015 10am Million Dollar Listing 6am CSI MV 6:50 Criminal Drama. Michael B Jordan, NY 3 Intent MV 7:40 The Amazing Sylvester Stallone. 10:50 Hoarders 3 5:10 Sinister 2 16VLC 2015 Race PG 8:30 Shipping 11:40 Snapped – Killer Wars PG 8:55 The Simpsons Horror. James Ransone, Couples 3 Shannyn Sossamon, PG 9:20 Criminal Minds MV 12:30 Vanderpump Rules Robert Daniel Sloan. 10:10 NCIS MV 11am Covert 6:45 Hail, Caesar! PGL 1:20 The Real Housewives Of Melbourne 3 Affairs MV 11:55 Hawaii 2016 Comedy. Josh Brolin, 2:50 The Real Housewives George Clooney. 8:30 The Five-0 MV 12:50 Container Of Atlanta 3 Wars PG 1:15 Criminal Intent Program ML 2015 Drama 3:45 Flipping Out 3 Biography. Convinced Lance MV 2pm Smackdown MV 4:40 Dance Moms Armstrong’s Tour de France 4:05 The Amazing Race PG 5:35 Hoarders 3 wins resulted from doping, 5pm The Simpsons PG 6:30 Million Dollar Listing a journalist embarks on a (Starting Today) 3 13-year investigation, putting 5:30 Criminal Intent MV 7:30 Botched (Starting Today) 6:30 Branson Taxi PGL his reputation on the line. 3 Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd. 7pm Container Wars PG 8:30 The Real Housewives 10:15 The Quiet Ones 16VS 7:30 NCIS MV 2014 Horror. Jared Harris, Of Beverly Hills 8:30 NCIS – New Orleans MV Sam Claflin. Despite having unsuccessful 11:50 Cold Deck 16VLS parties in the past, Kyle hosts 9:30 Reckless MV 2015 Crime. Stefano Gallo, a game night for the women, 10:30 Criminal Minds MV which leads to compromising 11:25 NCIS MV Paul Sorvino. THURSDAY positions and plenty of laughs. 1:10 Sinister 2 16VLC 2015 THURSDAY 9:30 Vanderpump Rules Horror. James Ransone, 12:15 Smackdown Schwartz serves Jax and Shannyn Sossamon, Sandoval a spicy revenge for Robert Daniel Sloan. 2:45 The MV 1:50 The Amazing their years of hazing; Katie Quiet Ones 16VS 2014 Horror. Race PG 2:40 CSI MV questions Scheana’s loyalty. Jared Harris, Sam Claflin. 3:30 The Simpsons PG 10:30 Hoarders 3 4:25 Cold Deck 16VLS 3:55 NCIS – New Orleans 11:30 Snapped – Killer 2015 Crime. Stefano Gallo, MV 4:45 Reckless MV Couples Paul Sorvino. 5:45 Hail, Caesar! PGL 2016 Comedy. 5:35 Branson Taxi PGL 12:20 Infomercials 3

MOVIES GREATS 6:40 Friday Night Lights PGC 2004 Action. Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke. 8:35 28 Days ML 2000 Comedy. Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Bullock. 10:20 Being John Malkovich MLS 1999 Comedy. John Malkovich, John Cusack. 12:10 Forrest Gump MVL 1994 Comedy Drama. Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Sinise. 2:30 The Nutty Professor M 1996 Comedy. Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett. 4:05 The Blind Side PGL 2009 Drama. Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock. 6:10 Black Hawk Down 16V 2001 Action. Ewan McGregor, Josh Hartnett. 8:30 Bring It On MS 2000 Comedy. Excited to lead her cheerleading squad, the Toros, into their sixth consecutive championship title, team captain Torrance realises their wins are built on cheating and lies. 10:10 Hulk MV 2003 Adventure. Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly.


12:25 The Town 16VLS 2010 Crime. Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall. 2:30 The Nutty Professor M 1996 Comedy. Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett. 4:05 The Blind Side PGL 2009 Drama. Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock.

SKY SPORT 1 6am Golf – US PGA Tour (HLS) Tournament of Champions. 7am The Golf Fix 8am School Of Golf With Martin Hall. 9am Golf – US PGA Tour (HLS) Tournament of Champions. 10am Fox Sports News 10:30 Football – A-League (HLS) Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix. 11am Football – Premiership Highlights Show Week Eight. 11:30 The Cricket Show Noon Cricket – T20 Big Bash League (RPL) Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers. 3:30 Football – A-League (HLS) Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix. 4pm Cricket – Super Smash (RPL) Grand Final. 7:30 The Cricket Show 8pm Motorsport – Dakar Rally (HLS) Stage Eight. 8:30 Golf – US PGA Tour (HLS) Tournament of Champions. 9:30 Fox Sports News 10pm Tennis – Brisbane International (RPL) Men’s Singles Final. THURSDAY 12:30 Basketball – NBL (HLS) New Zealand Breakers v Adelaide 36ers. 1am Football – A-League (HLS) Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix. 1:30 Football – A-League Highlights Show Week Eight. 2am Football – A-League (RPL) Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC. 4am Football – A-League (HLS) Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix. 4:30 Tennis – Brisbane International (RPL) Men’s Singles Final.

0 Closed captions; 3 Repeat; 2 Maori Language; HLS Highlights; RPL Replay; DLY Delayed. CLASSIFICATIONS: 16/18 Approved for persons 16/18 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

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6am Benny Hinn 6:30 The House That 100K Built – Tricks Of The Trade 7:30 Bondi Vet 8:30 Money For Nothing 9:30 Gourmet Farmer Afloat 10:30 The Living Room 11:30 Toy Hunter Noon Building The Dream 1pm My Dream Home 2pm The House That 100K Built – Tricks Of The Trade 3pm Poh’s Kitchen 3:30 Polar Bear Town 4:30 The Chronicles Of Nadiya The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain explores the recipes that have shaped her love of cooking. 5:30 The French Collection 6:30 Sold!

7pm American Restoration 7:30 Flying To The Ends Of The Earth 8:30 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge PGR 9:30 Guy Martin’s Last Of The Vulcans Guy Martin helps prepare the last airworthy Vulcan bomber for its farewell tour of Britain. 10:30 Sold! 11pm American Restoration 11:30 The Chronicles Of Nadiya 12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Extreme Fishing With Robson Green PGR 2am Polar Bear Town 3am The French Collection 4am Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge PGR 5am Guy Martin’s Last Of The Vulcans

SKY SPORT 2 6am Football – A-League Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix. 6:30 Tennis – Brisbane International Men’s Singles Final. 7am SKY Sport TBC 7:30 Football – Premiership Highlights Show Week Eight. 8am Motorsport – Dakar Rally Stage Seven. 8:30 Basketball – NBL New Zealand Breakers v Adelaide 36ers. 9am Cricket – T20 Big Bash League Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers. 9:30 Basketball – NBL Brisbane Bullets v Perth Wildcats. 11:30 Tennis – Brisbane International Men’s Singles Final. Noon Fox Sports News 12:30 Sky Sports News UK 1pm Golf Central 2pm Golf – US PGA Tour 3pm Basketball – NBL 5pm Basketball – NBL 5:30 Football – NZ Premiership Highlights Show 6pm Cricket – Women’s Big Bash League 9pm Cricket – T20 Big Bash League 9:35 L Cricket – T20 Big Bash League Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers. THURSDAY 1:05 The Cricket Show 1:35 Tennis – Brisbane International 2:05 Fox Sports News 3am Cricket – T20 Big Bash League 3:30 Golf World Summer Series 4am NZ Football Weekly 4:30 Motorsport – Dakar Rally 5am Cricket – T20 Big Bash League 5:30 The Cricket Show 11Jan17

DISCOVERY 6am Auction Hunters PG Trading Places. 6:30 Deadliest Catch PG Mortal Men. 7:30 How Do They Do It? PG Paris Sewers; Beretta; Cotton. 8am Auction Hunters PG 8:30 MythBusters PG 9:25 Naked And Afraid Pop-Up Edition M Namibia 3. 10:20 Dual Survival M Gator Bait. 11:15 Deadly Sins M Rotten to the Core. 12:10 Cry Wolfe M 12:35 Cry Wolfe M 1:05 Evil Kin M Lost Highway. 2pm How It’s Made PG 2:25 How It’s Made PG 2:55 How Do They Do It? PG Lion Dance; Tunnel; Super Sopper. 3:20 Auction Hunters PG 3:50 Deadliest Catch PG 4:45 Alaska – The Last Frontier M The Great Kilcher Quake. 5:40 MythBusters PG 6:35 Deadliest Catch – Dungeon Cove PG Cursed Bay. 7:30 Deadliest Catch – Dungeon Cove PG Another Lost Soul. 8:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M Shattered Shelter. 9:30 Alaskan Bush People M 10:30 Edge Of Alaska PG 11:30 You Have Been Warned M Forces of Nature. THURSDAY 12:30 Evil Kin M 1:25 Cry Wolfe M 1:50 Cry Wolfe M 2:20 Auction Hunters 2:45 Auction Hunters PG 3:15 Deadliest Catch PG 4:10 Treehouse Masters PG 5:05 Moonshiners M | Compiled by

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Jones honoured England coach Eddie Jones has won the prestigious Rugby Union Writers’ Club Pat Marshall Memorial Award as the sport’s personality of the year for 2016. Jones was recognised at the club’s annual dinner in central London and follows in the footsteps of winners including Jonah Lomu, Jonny Wilkinson, Martin Johnson and Dan Carter. The Australian oversaw an outstanding maiden year as England coach after masterminding a perfect run of 13 successive Test victories, including a grand slam and series whitewash of Australia.

Smith off to France? Jackson Ross grabs the baton from Ben Hooley as the pair practice ahead of the Colgate Games in Invercargill later this month. PHOTO MATT MARKHAM 100117-MM-0001

Gearing up for games BY MATT MARKHAM


A group of young Mid Canterbury athletes are in full training ahead of the Colgate Games in Invercargill. The contingent of aspiring athletic stars will head south for the event which starts on Friday and have been putting in the long hours over the

Christmas holidays to ready themselves for competition. All totalled, 22 athletes from Ashburton will make the trip south to compete in a wide number of different events. For ages seven through to 14 the Colgate Games is the first stepping stone for youngsters with dreams of making it big in athletics.

This year will be the 39th running of the popular event which will see between 800 and 900 children from around the South Island converge on Invercargill. Athletes are able to compete in up to five events and can pick and choose which disciplines they wish to compete in. The youngsters, in the seven

to 10 age bracket, compete for pennants and ribbons and their competition is seen as the first step on the path to serious athletics while the older children compete in more serious competition including semifinals and finals. Competition begins on Friday and runs through until Sunday afternoon.

‘I’ve got to respect the selectors’ – Taylor Ross Taylor has spoken for the first time since his axing from the New Zealand T20 team to play Bangladesh. He has rejoined the Black Caps test side for the opening match against Bangladesh which starts Thursday in Wellington. Taylor said the operation to remove the pterygium on his left eye had been successful and he was ready to face the red ball again at the Basin

Reserve. “I was disappointed to be left out [of the T20 side], because I love playing all three formats for my country. “But I’ve got to respect the selectors’ decision. To answer with two 80s [for the Central Stags in the Super Smash] was nice and it’s great being back at one of my favourite grounds; I missed the test against Australia here last year. “I’m getting more confident with [the eye] and I en-

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joyed having a hit out for CD, although I made a couple of fumbles in the outfield. My peripheral vision feels better.” As Taylor recovered he suffered a further setback. His application for a ‘no objection certificate’ to play for the Melbourne Renegades against the Melbourne Stars on New Year’s Day in the Big Bash League was rejected by New Zealand Cricket.

“Hess [Black Caps coach Mike Hesson] was all for me going, but David [chief executive David White] had other reasons [to consider], due to the play-travel rule with such a big summer ahead. “It is what it is. It would have been nice to play in front of 70,000 for the Melbourne derby but New Zealand Cricket have their protocols and I’ve got to respect that.” - NZME

The French rugby paper Midi Olympique says star All Blacks back Ben Smith is set to sign for the French top 14 team Pau. The 30-yearold Smith, who has also been linked to Munster, would join fellow World Cup winner Conrad Smith at Pau. The club also includes another former All Black back Colin Slade. New Zealand Rugby is currently in a battle to keep Smith, Aaron Cruden and Israel Dagg, who come off contract at the end of this year.

Player of the year again Cristiano Ronaldo has won Fifa’s best player award for the fourth time, after Portugal and Real Madrid won both major European titles in 2016. He beat Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to complete a sweep of top individual awards. Ronaldo’s fourth Fifa award closed the gap on five-time winner Messi, the runner-up to each Ronaldo victory, who did not attend the ceremony. Ronaldo’s 2016 trophy haul includes the European Championship, Champions League, and Club World Cup.

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