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Rates plan gets ratepayer nod BY SUE NEWMAN


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Hundreds will turn out tonight at the Hotel Ashburton for the annual Mid Canterbury Sports Awards.

It appears Ashburton District councillors have hit the nail on the head with their rates spending plan for the next 10 years. With five days to run until submissions close on its long term plan, more than 100 have been lodged with 94 currently listed on its website. And of those submitters, more than half agree with how rates money should be spent, particularly for a second urban bridge across the Ashburton River When it comes to the bridge, the council’s preferred option is for the cost, about $37 million, to be split, with 80 per cent

paid by the NZ Transport Agency and 20 per cent through council borrowings, serviced by rates. Other options are for the agency to pay 51 per cent (its usual subsidy rate) or for the council to carry the full cost giving it full control over when the bridge is built. Half of the submitters, 46, supported the council’s preferred option, but only eight were happy for the council to carry the full cost. A number ticked all three options, suggesting the council to do whatever it took to complete the project; a few, however, wanted the second bridge canned. In the long term plan the council has

come up with three options for developments at the EA Networks Centre. These include a climbing wall that will cost $300,000. Work on this would start next year and be completed in 2020. Pressure on the pool complex from learn-to-swim classes has seen a swim school extension and a splash deck activity centre for older children included. This would come with a $5.2 million price tag and is planned to be built in 2020/2021.



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14 years and still no lights By Sue NewmaN

Traffic lights have been part of a suite of roading inmprovements that have been on the drawing board for Tinwald since 2004, resident Helen Eccleston says. The Wilkin Street resident has lived in Tinwald for years and said she’s watched traffic volumes increase to a point where she and husband Thomas allow extra time when they’re heading out on the short drive to Ashburton. Often they, like many living on Tinwald’s east, find themselves driving the long way to town, down the highway, back along Melcombe Street and under the viaduct so they can turn left to town instead of right. She’s been involved in pushing the case for lights in Tinwald since 2004 and she’s ‘spitting mad’ that they’ve dropped completely off the radar. No improvements to State Highway One through Tinwald have been included in the NZ Transport Agency’s draft investment plan for the next 10 years. “They say we won’t get lights because they’re focusing on safety. This is about safety. When you’re trying to get through here at busy times you’re inclined to take chances,” Eccleston said. She’s kept a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings that date back to 2004 when the community first started pushing for safety improvements on the Tinwald section of the highway. “I remember we had meetings in the Tinwald Hall and were told we’d have lights within a couple of years. It’s been 14 years now.” At one point, Eccleston said,

Stepping back in time – NZ Transport Agency engineer Colin Hey talking to a Tinwald resident as the first plans for improving traffic flows along State Highway One were unveiled in August 2005. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN the council had considered paying for lights at the Lagmhor Road – Agnes Street intersection. The cost then was $1 million. She also recalls seeing quite detailed plans that showed new road markings and traffic light options. Archived Guardian stories show that lights in Tinwald were talked about in 2005, 2006, when

it was suggested they could be in place in three years and in 2007 when the timeframe had moved out to within 10 years. They dropped off the 10 year plan in 2009. That failure to address traffic log jams on the highway meant that Tinwald’s east is now becoming a hard sell for real estate agents.

And while there had been no drop in property values, real estate agent Jill Quaid said the issues with trying to turn right onto the highway to access Ashburton was reducing the pool of buyers willing to move to Tinwald’s east. “We’re just getting this bit of resistance and it’s been building for a while,” she said.

Timely and safe access to the highway and then into Ashburton was paramount to people living in Tinwald’s east, Quaid said. She suggested the council should can the second bridge, bite the bullet and pay for traffic lights to be installed. Walnut Avenue lights should be treated with the same urgency, she said.

Rates plan receives ratepayer nod From P1 The third option is for sports fields around the centre to be developed on a cost share basis with users. This project is anticipated to cost $4.8 million with

ratepayers funding interest on $2.4 million worth of borrowings. No time frame has been set, but this project is unlikely to be carried out before 2024. The early submitters are strong

supporters of all three developments with almost half supporting both the climbing wall and the swim school development while one-third supported the sports fields development.

A number of submitters supported all three options. Some did not want any to proceed. Submissions close on Monday at 5pm and can be made online,, by

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Rolls-Royce brings a touch of class to Methven By SuSan SandyS

Methven vintage car buff Murray Hawkes brings a touch of class wherever he goes, thanks to his Rolls-Royce Phantom. The 1928 to 1929 vehicle was one of three shipped to Australia originally by aspirin developer Alfred Nicholas. Following Nicholas’s death they were turned into ambulances to serve a Melbourne area military hospital during World War Two. Hawkes bought his car, which was rebodied as an open tourer in Australia following the war, before later being registered in New Zealand, from a car collector in Carterton. He is a Rolls-Royce fan through and through, and refers to the Phantom as “glorious”. “It purrs, and it’s actually very nice to drive,” he said. He marvels at Rolls-Royce’s technological foresight, and points out some of the innovations in the engine are an aluminium head, and roller rockers. “It’s the sort of thing that hot rodders do to Holdens and Falcons, but this was 1928.” Meanwhile, Rolls-Royce fans from throughout the South Island are looking forward to a run to Snowdon Station this Sunday, held by the southern region of the New Zealand Rolls-Royce and Bentley Club. Many are expected to stop off in Methven on their way, for an early lunch. Vintage Rolls-Royces are generally quite rare and can range up to hundreds of thousands of dollars each.

Murray Hawkes and his Rolls-Royce Phantom bring a touch of class to their morning coffee stop in Methven this week. PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS 090518-SS-102

There are only an estimated four in Mid Canterbury. Rolls-Royce and Bentley expert Bruce McIlroy, at Bruce McIlroy

Limited service centre, near Ashburton, said about 80 per cent of all Rolls-Royces worldwide remained road worthy.

They were not only well-made, but also generally had admiring owners who looked after them.

A big night for this newspaper The Ashburton Guardian will have its name proudly up in lights tonight alongside some of New Zealand’s most recognisable mastheads at the annual Voyager Awards in Auckland. The awards are the showpiece night for media each year with excellence recognised and some of the biggest names in the industry coming together to celebrate each other’s successes. The Guardian was earlier this year named a finalist in the Newspaper of the Year category for a paper with a circulation of less

than 30,000 readers – a significant achievement for a small independent newspaper, up against some of the other mastheads from within the New Zealand media landscape. Other finalists in the category include the Waikato Times, Wairarapa Times Age, Rotorua Daily Post and the Bay Of Plenty Times. With a circulation of just over 4000 the Guardian is the smallest, in terms of circulation of the five finalists and the only South Island based paper on the list. Editor Matt Markham said the

honour of being named as a finalist was huge in itself. “We’re up against some serious players in the newspaper game so to be sitting there alongside them is something we are very proud of.” “What the announcement of being a finalist did was give a firm nod in the direction of traditional newspaper reporting. “Keeping communities informed with strong stories of a local interest is still the cornerstone of what we do and while some other mastheads around us

appear to have lost some sight of that, we continue to give it a high importance.” The news of being named as a finalist comes hot on the heels of the Guardian being the only newspaper in New Zealand to show a growth in its readership in the latest round of ABC Audit figures. Through its various platforms; print, online and the newly established Ashburton App along with its supplements; Guardian Farming, Dairy Focus and YOU, the Guardian is bucking the national

trend. Guardian owner and publisher, Bruce Bell said that being a finalist was a direct result of the input from the entire team of staff, advertisers and readers. “This is recognition of editor, Matt Markham and our hardworking team of journalists, production staff, advertising team and administration staff and also to our strong belief in the future of print,” he said. “For the only daily newspaper in New Zealand to show a growing circulation, shows too what a loyal base of readers the Guardian has.”

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Mug wonderwall helps save the environment By SuSan SandyS

A Methven coffee shop is doing its bit for saving the world, one cup at a time. The Pantry sandwich coffee house on Main Street has introduced a mug wall, where customers can choose a cup for their takeaway coffee. “The whole idea is for us to become more self-sustainable, and use less disposable coffee cups,” owner Victoria Totty said. “I think it’s easy for people when a café provides the facilities for them to make a change.” The mug wall has about 35 quirky installations, from mugs crafted in far away places such as Ireland, to those retrieved from long-forgotten China cabinets. Totty said two pink mugs with gold trim were particularly special, as they had been donated by a lady whose mother had been a regular customer prior to passing away. Others had simply been sourced from op shops or donated by customers who had cleaned out their cupboards. She said she was always interested in new mug donations, and any which did not make the wall were donated to the Red Cross. Totty said those using the

A dozen people have been hospitalised after a suspected gas leak at a Qantas office in central Auckland. And more than 100 were evacuated and checked by emergency services after reports of the leak at the Victoria Street building about 9am yesterday. A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said a number of people were “significantly unwell” and vomiting, and witnesses reported some were stumbling out on the street. At this stage it’s believed this was caused by fumes and is being investigated,” a spokesman said. - AAP

Car flips on to roof A car flipped on to its roof in a central Auckland crash yesterday. A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman said they were called to the single-car crash about 10.30am on College Hill in Freemans Bay. When fire crews arrived there was nobody trapped in the vehicle, he said. - NZME

Fraudsters in court Less disposable cups are going to landfill thanks to a new mug wall at The Pantry, owned and operated by Victoria Totty (right) with the help of barista Kate Franklin Wilson. PHOTO SUSAN SANDYS 090518-SS-0068

mugs returned them clean upon their next visit, and The Pantry put them through its dishwasher prior to putting them back on the

wall. There was no charge associated with the use of the mugs, with the price of a takeaway coffee in one of them the same as in

one of its disposable cups. The Pantry was also planning to introduce a new keep-cup, from Pottery for the Planet.

Swallowed by a sinkhole An Otago man who was swallowed up by a sinkhole in his backyard two days ago has been ordered by council to leave the property immediately. Andrew Thomson, who thought he would be buried alive when a sinkhole opened up under his feet and he fell three metres into the earth, has been told to stay out of his Portobello home until engineers deem it safe to re-enter. The incident happened on Tuesday when he went outside to feed his fish.

Gas leak hospitalises

“I realised I hadn’t fed the fish in a few days, so I popped on down to do so – and immediately fell through the earth,” he told Newstalk ZB. “A fairly harrowing experience, I would say.” Yesterday, the Dunedin City Council visited Thomson at home and issued a notice to vacate the property. He cannot return until an engineer has come on site, assessed the property and given the all-clear. Until then, it was not inhab-

itable and he was not sure how long that would take to resolve. The council response was fair, he said, as he had questioned the safety of the property himself. He was working with the council to get a solution sorted as soon as possible. After he fell in the sinkhole he was stuck for about half an hour, which felt more like an eternity, he told Newstalk ZB. The situation felt even more dire given there were road works happening nearby, drowning out his cries for help.

“Really fortunately, a neighbour up the road did hear – I’ve never met him before. He came on down to investigate. “He nearly slipped in himself, actually. It started to give way when he got close. “If he hadn’t [found me], I literally would’ve been there overnight and that was just terrifying.” The neighbour sought help from the nearby Fulton Hogan workers, who managed to get him out safely. - NZME

Two fraudsters have admitted their roles in an $8.3 million Ponzi scheme that sucked in 900 investors and paid for their jet-set lifestyles, million-dollar homes and flash cars. Jimmie Kevin McNicholl, 56, director of Arena Capital Limited, which traded as BlackfortFX, pleaded guilty to fraud at Christchurch District Court yesterday in relation to the sophisticated scheme masked as a foreign exchange brokerage. Lance Jack Ryan, also known as Lance Jared Thompson, 44, has also been charged with fraud in relation to the matter. McNicholl and Ryan will be sentenced on June 20. - NZME

Benefit fraud A Dunedin couple’s $60,000 benefit fraud was deception perpetrated over a number of years and a joint enterprise, Judge Michael Turner said sentencing each to home detention. Leah Tamara Smith, 28, had been convicted of eight charges of dishonestly using a document and two of obtaining by deception. Stevie Fong, 33, had been convicted of four charges of dishonestly using a document and one of causing loss by deception. Both had pleaded guilty. - NZME

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MindPlus curators programme an award finalist Ashburton’s Museum has scored a finals berth in a competition that cements its place as one of the country’s best. The MindPlus curators programme the museum ran late last year is a finalist in the Museums Aotearoa Awards, for the most innovative public programme. Last year 32 students from 13 schools around the district took part in the programme that culminated in an exhibition and hands-on activities designed by children for children and families. The programme was called MindPlus Curators Present Patterns. Museum director Tanya Robinson said that it was usually only three or four of New Zealand’s largest museums that made it to the finals, those with a large number of staff and a lot of resources. “Knowing that, it is wonderful our museum has been recognised. It’s great news for the students and team at Ashburton Museum. It shows that our ideas and programmes are right there with the biggest and best museums in New Zealand.” The innovation section recognises programmes that demonstrate new thinking and approaches that others can learn from. Winners of each of the 10 categories in the awards will be announced at the Museums Aotearoa conference, in Christchurch, on May 20. Right – Showing the innovation that helped their MindPlus team become national finalists in a museum innovation competition are (from left): Rose Vannini, Lachlan Lansdown and Hugh Redfern. PHOTO SUPPLIED

The man behind NZ’s $50m drug ring Suppression orders have lapsed for the man behind London Underground after a bid to overturn convictions in Supreme Court fails. The identity of the businessman behind New Zealand’s $50 million designer drug ring can now be revealed. Christopher Chase, 44, was one of the pioneers of party pills and one of the first to sell BZP “legal highs” in the country. When BZP was banned in 2008, Chase’s company London Underground switched to a new chemical compound called mephedrone, or 4-MMC. These pills were marketed and sold under the radar to compete with Ecstasy, a Class-B drug, in the Auckland dance and night-

Chris Chase (centre) during sentencing in the Auckland High Court. PHOTO NZME club scene. Chase claimed he thought the pills were legal as 4-MMC was

not specifically banned under the Misuse of Drugs Act. However, a covert police inves-

tigation, Operation Ark, targeted London Underground and Chase was among 23 people arrested in November 2011. The police alleged the London Underground tablets were not legal and in fact were analogues, or “substantially similar” in molecular structure, to illegal drugs. This was part of a worldwide phenomenon where chemists were tweaking the chemicals to skirt the boundaries of the law, the police alleged. Testing also revealed the powders London Underground thought was mephedrone, or 4-MMC, was in fact methedrone, or 4-MEC. Nearly 255kg of powder was imported over an 18 month period; enough to make almost 1.3

million tablets. The profits were enormous, with each pill costing around $1 to make. London Underground sold them, at wholesale, for between $17 and $23 a pill. Chase maintained his innocence, pointing to legal advice he received, at a High Court trial in 2015 which ran for 18 weeks. The jury decided both 4-MMC and 4-MEC were “substantially similar” to methcathinone, a Class-B drug, which made them analogues. Analogues are considered Class-C drugs and in sentencing Chase to 10 years in prison, Justice Peter Woodhouse said the street value of pills sold was nearly $50 million. - NZME

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The three potential dads BY KATIE TODD


Boasting both home-grown talent and stars from afar, Mamma Mia! is all set to wow the crowds from next week. The Variety Theatre Ashburton musical, directed by Roger Farr, will mark 10 years of the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. Today we introduce the actors taking on the roles of the three dads. Swedish adventurer and writer Bill Anderson will be brought to life by Brent Gray – full time Ashburton Intermediate School principal, part-time Variety Theatre superstar. Gray has featured in eight other shows for the variety theatre, including as the towering Lurch in The Addams Family last year. Gray is also, on occasion, a popular theatre reviewer for the Ashburton Guardian. Meanwhile, performing in his 15th show for the variety theatre is accomplished Methvenite Chris Woods. Woods will be bringing his best British accent to the stage as he takes on the role of banker Harry Bright – the character played by Colin Firth in the Mamma Mia! movie. Woods also brings his experience as a past director for the Methven Theatre Company. And Sophie’s third possible father will be played by a new face to the variety theatre. Aaron Boyce has been cast in the role of IrishAmerican architect Sam Carmichael.


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Taytay targets Kardashian Just as it seems Taylor Swift has finally resolved her feud with longtime nemesis Katy Perry, the singer has dug up her differences with Kim Kardashian. The songstress spoke about being labelled a snake by the reality star in 2016 as she performed the first concert of her Reputation tour in Arizona. When she performed Look What You Made Me Do she wheeled out a massive mechanical snake. “A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on,” the 28-year-old said to cheers. “ I went through some times when I didn’t know if I was gonna get to do this anymore.” Flames rising after an attack in an area known to have numerous Syrian army military bases, in Kisweh, south of Damascus, Syria.


Israel strikes back Iranian forces based in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli frontline military positions in the occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli military said, triggering an Israeli reprisal and escalating already heightened tensions in what appeared to be the most serious violence in years. The Israeli military said its Iron Dome rocket defence system intercepted some of the incoming projectiles, while others caused only minimal damage. Syria’s capital of Damascus shook with sounds of explosions, and firing by Syrian air defences over the city was heard throughout the night. An Israeli official said Israel was targeting Iranian positions inside Syria. Syria’s state news agency SANA quoted a Syrian military official as saying Israeli missiles hit air defence positions, radar stations and a weapons warehouse, but claiming most incoming rockets were intercepted.

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, said earlier that Iran’s Al Quds force fired the rockets at several Israeli bases, though he would not say how Israel determined the Iranian involvement. The incoming attack set off air raid sirens in the Israelicontrolled Golan, which was captured from Syria in the 1967 war. Israel views this attack very severely, Conricus said. He said Israel had responded, but did not provide details. “This event is not over,” he said. Syria’s state media said Syrian air defences had intercepted “hostile Israeli missiles” that were fired over southwestern Damascus. Hours later, state-run AlIkhbariya TV broadcast a live feed of Syrian air defences firing into the sky above the capital, and loud explosions and air defence firing were heard through the night. Syrian activists reported Is-

raeli airstrikes hitting targets near Damascus. One video posted online showed a large explosion and shrapnel flying in the air. Residents reported loud sounds that rocked their buildings. It was not immediately clear what was hit. An Israeli army spokesman, Avichay Adraee, said on Twitter that Israel was “acting against Iranian targets inside Syria,” a rare admission by an Israeli official. Al-Ikhbariya TV said Israel also targeted military posts in southern Suweida province, including an air base, and struck near Homs in central Syria. Syrian media earlier said the hostilities began with Israeli fire at Syrian positions in southern Syria from across the border. Pro-Syrian media said Syrian missiles then fired at Israeli forces. One TV station, Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen, said at least 50 missiles were fired from Syria

at Israeli forces in the Golan Heights. Syrian media said it was the first time in years that Syrians had fired at Israeli forces in the Golan Heights. Israel has been on heightened alert in recent days, anticipating an Iranian attack following Iranian vows to retaliate to what it says are recent Israeli strikes in Syria targeting Iranian outposts. Yesterday, Syrian state media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital of Damascus. Israel has for months repeatedly said it will not accept a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria. Iranian forces moved into Syria after the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011 to back the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. As that war winds down, and Assad appears to be headed toward victory, Israel fears that Iran, along with tens of thousands of Iranian-backed Shia militiamen, will carry out attacks against Israel. -AP

Truckload of chocolate ‘worse than snow’ A truck carrying tons of liquid chocolate overturned on a motorway in Poland, blocking six lanes and turning the road into a sticky mess as the liquid chocolate began to slowly solidify. Local authorities said it would take a lot of hot water to clean up the tons of chocolate on the road, which started

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Bathroom dancing? With the third week heating up on Dancing with the Stars all the Kiwi celebrities are taking their dance routines very seriously. Shavaughan Ruakere is taking every opportunity to practice her moves – even in the bathroom. Head DWTS judge Camilla Sacre-Dallerup caught her dancing up a storm in the women’s toilets whilst her hair was full of dye. “What are you doing?!” says SacreDallerup. “ Ahhh!” screams Rurakere. “Yes I was practising! Yes I am getting my hair dyed and I was practising the splits in the bathroom, haha.” Good on you girl! Practice makes perfect.

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For the love of coriander

Coriander is a love it or hate it type of plant. In fact, I can’t really think of any other herb or vegetable that divides people as much. And it can also be quite a tricky herb to grow as it loves to bolt (head to seed), which probably doesn’t help its reputation with its detractors.

the soil is free-draining. Give it a water and then regularly water it in the morning. This will allow the water to dry off during the day and prevent disease.

But as someone who falls into the love coriander camp, I think it’s a plant every kitchen or vegetable garden should have. So here are my top tips for successful coriander growing.

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Firstly, plant it now. While you can grow coriander for most of the year, now during autumn and winter when the weather is cooler, is the perfect time to plant – especially if you find it difficult to grow.

When you’ve got your seedlings, you need to find the right spot to plant. Coriander will grow well in a pot or in the garden. But if you do plant in a pot make sure it’s a deep one and pour in some good quality potting mix.

The steady, cool weather will prevent it from bolting.

If you’re growing it in the garden, at this time of the year I recommend looking for somewhere with full sun. Coriander doesn’t like damp or humid conditions. Next ensure the soil is aerated and free-draining by digging over the soil and even dig in some potting mix or compost, if required.

We have a fantastic crop of coriander seedlings available at the moment which you can order online. Each bundle has nine seedlings. But if that’s too much for you, consider growing one of our mixed herb bundles that include a couple of coriander seedlings and other herbs like rocket,

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Winchmore Rural Women NZ Annual Quiz Winchmore Hall. Entry fee $30/team. Maximum of six people. Please bring own refreshments. Prizes & supper. Register your team by May 4 to: Stephanie Butchard p 3024848 jabutchard@xtra., Anne Watson p 3088197 7.30pm start

May 13 Key Black and Style Footwear Fashion Show Trotts Garden – Marquee. Mothers Day high tea, fashion show and pop-up shops. Tickets available from Style Footwear or Key Black. Tickets $100 double, $60 single. 2pm – 5pm

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May 12 Autumn Ball – Trotts Garden – Marquee Highland Dancing Association is hosting the Autumn Ball. Tickets available from Laser Electrical or Bella Vista Motels Tickets $100 double, $60 single. From 7pm

Justice Of Peace signing centre Open every Tuesday for documentation signing with a JP on hand. Community House, 44 Cass Street. 12pm – 3pm

May 18 – May 26

May 13

Mother’s Day High Tea The Homestead, 1 Waterholes Road, Springston. As an extra special treat we’ll be entering every Mum into our Mothers Day Gift draw. $30 per person, numbers limited. Booking times are available at 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm. Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk Ashburton Domain The nationwide Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk returns again this year. Run, walk or have a leisurely stroll with your friends and family this Mother’s Day.

Mamma Mia Ashburton Trust Event Centre With a stellar cast, live band, amazing custom-made touring set and costumes. Tickets available from Ashburton Trust Events Centre or TicketDirect.

May 19 Handbags and Gladrags Caninspire Mystery handbag auction hosted by Canbead and White Ribbon. Tables of six. Live band. Also a silent auction and raffles. Tickets $25 from Community House. 7pm - 11pm

10.00am – 12 noon

May 27

McDonald’s Ashburton 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race Join us for a day out on your bikes! Enter in teams of up to 4 to relay race around the River Trail loop track or, if you are really keen, enter as an individual!

Breast ever Brunch Come celebrate resilience and strength in women while raising funds for breast cancer research. Tickets $75 - limited to 70 tickets.

Racing from 10am – 4pm Ceilidh Ashburton Senior Centre, Cameron Street. Ashburton Country Scottish Society. Bagpipe music, local entertainment, Scottish singing, highland dancing. Admission $5pp From 2pm

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June 2 – June 4

Christchurch Armageddon Expo 2018 Horncastle Arena, Christchurch. Queens Birthday Weekend. Horncastle Arena will become the destination for everything pop culture related from comics, animation TV and

movies, cosplay and more!! Tickets available from Ticketek! – 10.30pm

June 3

ASB Christchurch Marathon Cathedral Square, Christchurch A Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & Kids’ Mara’Fun, there is something for everyone. But don’t take our word for it... Try it for yourself! 8am – 2pm

June 6

The Ten Tenors Ashburton Trust Event Centre The TEN Tenors respectfully tip their hats not only to the great classical composers, but to contemporary music’s most popular artists. 7.30pm – 10pm

June 12

Nathan Wallis The Developing Brain – Captivating audiences over 200 times per year in New Zealand, Australia and Internationally, Nathan Wallis provides an informative narrative on how our day-to-day interactions with children and young people, significantly the early years, plays a critical role in defining later outcomes for our children. Ashburton College 7.30pm – 9pm

June 13

This Way North (AUS) EP. Vol 2 Tour Melbourne duo This Way North releases its latest EP Vol. 2: a must-have soundtrack for weekend road-trips and weeknight lounge-room dance parties. The release of EP Vol. 2 will see This Way North return to New Zealand to spend the first half of June performing on their official EP release tour. 8pm –11pm

June 25

Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond Ashburton Trust Event Centre The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational new

live show Earth, Life & Beyond. Restricted age group - R13 to R18 accompanied by an adult. 7pm – 9.30pm

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which four of Shakespeare’s greatest creations come kicking and screaming into the bursting, deranged brain of a single man. Includes 30-minute Q&A with Michael Hurst after the performance.

The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour The Rock are proud to present The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour. Twenty Five years ago James Reid and Hamish Gee formed one of our best-loved bands, The Feelers and started on a journey writing and recording some of the greatest songs ever written in New Zealand. The Feelers are truly are a household name. The Blue Pub, 1 Barkers Road, Methven


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Seed – Arts on Tour NZ Ashburton Trust Event Centre, Open Hat Night Seed by Elisabeth Easther was the winner of the 2014 Adam New Zealand Play Award. Seed is a drama that’ll have you laughing till tears run down your face, and a comedy that’ll make you cry and it’s all about us. 7.30pm

July 30

Julian Temple Band Album Release Dunedin’s Julian Temple Band are all set to release their latest record “Antarctica” on June 1st, 2018. The Blue Pub, 1 Barkers Road, Methven

September 22

Adam McGrath & the Roaring Days – Arts On Tour NZ Ashburton Trust Event Centre, Open Hat Night Adam McGrath is a folk singer stationed where ever he lands. On this tour he’ll be joined by a small but mighty rhythm section who promise to help drive McGrath’s songs and get the hearts beating against the chest.

South Island Masters Games Caroline Bay Park, Timaru Timaru is hosting the 18th South Island Masters Games with a very new format. An open entry event, there are no qualification criteria and no requirement to be nominated by or to represent a club Anyone can enter - as long as you’re old enough! Look out for more details coming soon.

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Seven Deadly Stunts & the Messy Magic Adventure – Open Hat Ashburton Trust Event Centre (First Half) – Seven Deadly Stunts (For Adults) is a nailbiting experience, inspired by the life and times of Harry Houdini. (Second Half) – The Messy Magic Adventure (for children and families). Spray and Wipe are two cleaners who have been hired for their most exciting job ever, cleaning a magician’s house! 7.30pm

November 13

Food Lovers Masterclass With Kate Meads Mount Hutt Memorial Hall, 160 Main Street, Methven Get lots of exciting and inspirational advice around ways you can reduce your food waste. This workshop is suitable for all ages and stages! Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop starts. All tickets: $25 6.30pm – 9.30pm

November 14

Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads Mount Hutt Memorial Hall, 160 Main Street, Methven Ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop starts. All tickets: $25


Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat Ashburton Trust Event Centre Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat.

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November 26 – December 2

Bootleg Beach Boys Ashburton Trust Event Centre A fully costumed show that takes you to the beginning of The Beach Boys and through their career. 8pm – 10.30pm

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No Holds Bard – Arts On Tour NZ Ashburton Trust Event Centre, Open Hat Night A glorious tour de force in

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Jackson Holmes Salmon Run Rakaia Domain The choice is yours... 1/2 Marathon, Duathlon x2, Multisport, Run x2 and MTB event. The multisport and long duathlon will start at 9.30am with the other events staggered so the majority of competitors are finishing round the same time.

Timaru Festival of Roses Caroline Bay Park, Timaru The Timaru Festival of Roses is an annual festival held to celebrate the arrival of summer and our city’s close affinity with the rose. The Festival is four days of activities, walks, talks, tours, exhibitions and displays, art, theatre and of course plenty of roses.


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You’ve seen them, you’ve loved them and now they are back. The Ashburton Trust Event Centre and the bright sparks at Electraserve Ashburton are proud to bring you Laugh Fest. Our stellar line-up includes Ben Hurley, Di Henwood and Justine Smith for what will be an evening of fun and laughter.

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Distinctive and unmissable


yundai’s eye-catching, compact SUV, Kona currently has four models – two front-wheel-drive models in either entry level ($31,990) or higher specified ($36,990) Elite form. Both come with 2.0-litre, 110kW/180Nm petrol engines and six speed autos. Then there’s two 1.6-litre turbo 130 kW/265Nm all-wheel-drive models. They have dual-clutch, seven speed autos, a sportier rear suspension and cost either $36,990 or $41,990 for the Elite. While they look the same, they are quite different to drive. But no matter which is chosen you’ll be driving a distinctive but attractive looking SUV with a nicely sculpted front, shapely scalloped sides complete with contrasting, strategically placed dark grey ‘body armour’ and a neatly shaped rear. Size wise, they are a little shorter, but wider than both the Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR. Given those distinctive outside looks, the Kona cabins are much more mainstream, but nicely laid out with very practical style and function. There’s a large central tablet-style multimedia display for the Apple Carplay, Android Auto and an Auto Link system which give both connectivity and quick access to information, entertainment and comfort options. A smartphone is required for navigation as there’s no dedicated system. Elite models have full leather interiors,

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Conceptual silliness


like front-wheel drive, and will defend it to the hilt. But even I have to concede that this new concept car is ... perhaps a bit much. It comes to us via DS Automobiles – the luxury arm of French outfit PSA – and it’s called the DS E-Tense Concept. This is what the team believe “a dream car might resemble in the year 2035.” No, don’t expect to see this on the showroom floor for quite some time. On the contrary, the E-Tense is more ‘design exploration’ than a pursuit of a realistic release. “We were given complete freedom to give shape our dreams and this creative process led us to imagine a two-facetted car, capable of delivering the best of two worlds: that of providing intense, unfettered driving enjoyment, with an abundance of power, and that of blending the art of living “à la française” with autonomous motoring,” said DS design director Thierry Metroz. “In a way, DS X E-TENSE comes across as a reinterpretation of the motorcycle side-car, with a bold asymmetric stance, but on four wheels.” Without question the wildest element of the E-Tense’s exterior is the asymmetrical profile. A front ‘grill’ sits in front of the driver’s side, while the two flanking vents (both differently sized) are integrated via some trippy LED cross-hatching. While the driver gets an open-cockpit to

play with, the solitary passenger gets their own pyramid-shaped “cocoon” cabin space – accessed via a gull-wing door. At the rear, a similar spider-web formation makes up the taillight structure, while the passenger cocoon cascades down the rear into an aggressive diffuser. There are many other strange elements in the E-Tense, like bodywork that can

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MX-5 gets the nod T

he Mazda MX-5 has added to its considerable awards tally by retaining its Most Popular Convertible title at the annual Honest John

Awards. Unlike many other accolades, the Honest John Awards aren’t awarded by judges or a panel of journalists, instead they honour the cars that are searched for the most on the site and recognise the models that create the most interest amongst Honest John readers. The lightest MX-5 since the iconic original, the Mazda MX-5 is shorter, lower and wider than the Mk3 it replaced. With the smallest overhangs and lowest centre of gravity yet, its dynamic proportions and Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion styling reflects its focus on driving pleasure in an unmistakably contemporary and dynamic way. Featuring Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV technology, the MX-5’s ultra-efficient petrol engines and lightweight chassis ensure that agility and driver engagement is taken to a new level. With perfect 50:50 weight distribution and more technology than ever

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Technology with style


learly Kiwis (and the rest of the world) are in love with SUVs, for last year in NZ more than 25,000 new ones were sold! They range from hard-nosed, real off-roaders to the ever-increasing numbers of two-wheel-drives designed for the urban jungle. While size-wise the Eclipse Cross slots in between the recently refreshed ASX and the larger Outlander range and shares a common platform with them, it is unique with its quite eye-catching (especially so in Brilliant Red), angular, thoroughly modern looks complete with spoiler and a dualwindow tailgate. There’s a wiper for the upper section only, but the lower section stayed remarkably clean during recent heavy rain. Being 4.4 metres long, the Eclipse Cross fits into the compact/small to medium class. It comes in either XLS or VRX models, both with a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and eight-step CVT. Front-wheel-drive models cost $34,990 for the XLS, or $45,590 (both+ORCs)for the VRX as driven, complete with its generous list of extra features including a head-up display, excellent adaptive cruise control, leather interior trim, heated/ventilated front seats, LED headlights, double sunroof and dual-zone air con. The soon-to-arrive all-wheel-drive versions, with Mitsi’s three mode, electronically controlled Super All-Wheel Control will cost an additional $2000. The cabin in some respects isn’t quite

as stylish as the exterior, but is very nicely presented, especially in the VRX with its mix of soft-touch, red-stitched leather, alloy highlights and carbon fibre look-a-like inserts. Then, for both models, there’s the very smart looking and very useful centre console touchpad infotainment system and colourful central tablet-like 7.0-inch touchscreen, which my grandkids quickly mastered and then demonstrated to me how easy it was to use. While there’s no dedicated sat-nav, there’s both Apple/Android Car Play phone projection all within easy-to-use, fingertip reach. The driver and front seat passenger are very well catered for in nicely-shaped heated seats with very good space, even headroom, which is not encroached on with the presence of the double sunroof. For those in the back, their higher mounted seats are also spacious and comfortable for two, with decent head and knee room. As well there’s good views out for those seated thereon, however there’s no rear air vents and five-up, the centre seat should be occupied by the person with the best padded butt. The high lifting rear door accesses a decent 374 litres of luggage space, below which sits a space-saver spare. Eclipse’s performance matches both its body lines and your expectations, as well as bettering that of the ASX and Outlander. The refined, but very free-revving 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine,

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with 112kW and 254Nm of torque (pulling power from 2000rpm to 3500rpm), proved ever-keen to get on with its job. This urgency is assisted by the way the eight-step CVT auto responds exactly as it should in keeping the engine in its sweetest spots. There’s a manual mode and paddles too for this smooth and efficient CVT, but I reckon most drivers will be more than happy to leave it to do its own thing. As is the norm for new age, 2WD SUVs, the Eclipse is nicely set up for both around town and open road driving. It’s impressively quiet at cruise, but then also showed that it can deliver sharp handling and a still-comfortable ride for those who like to enjoy driving on more challenging formed roads and likewise corners. While the steering is direct and light for around town, it firms up nicely at speed. Meanwhile the quite firmly-tuned, wellsorted suspension means the Eclipse sits relatively flat through faster corners, with minimal body movement. A small pay-off for this is that at you sometimes can be aware of state of the

rough surfaces of some of our urban streets. Both models have seven airbags plus a comprehensive standard suite of driver aids – automated emergency braking, lane departure and forward collision warnings. The VRX also has blind spot warning/ lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert and an a 360-degree around view camera.


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Pricing: $45,490 (XLS $34,990) – both plus ORCs. Engine: 1.5-litre 4 cylinder turbo petrol, 112kW and 254Nm of torque (2000-3500rpm). Transmission: 8-step CVT with sport mode and paddle shift – front-wheeldrive. Quoted Economy: 7.3L/100km. Safety: 7 air bags, comprehensive advanced driver assist/safety technology package. 5 star ANCAP rating. Tows: 1600kg (braked) Kerb to kerb turning circle: 10.9metres. Warranty: 10 year (160,000km power train) plus 5 year new vehicle warranty (100,000ks) and 5 year roadside assistance.

FINALE The Eclipse Cross VRX was nice to look at and nice to drive through its combination of style, technology, active safety systems and not forgetting the contribution of the smooth 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine.

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here’s been some big moments in the almost 140year history of the Ashburton Guardian, but tonight could be one of the biggest. A shot at being recognised amongst our media peers as a leader in the industry through the Voyager Media Awards is, in the media scene, akin to a sporting group winning a Halberg Award. But whether we win or whether we lose tonight in our bid for the Newspaper of the Year Award, it’s already a huge success for the traditional forms of journalism in print media. Due to our incredible luck at not being constrained by the demands of a corporate organisation we’ve been able to continue

to do what this paper has done for almost a century and a half and that is bring the news of this community, to the people of this community. As the media landscape around us changes and the big papers, that so often dominated that attention, seemingly begin to dwindle and turn their focus to other platforms, we’ve tried to stay true to our core values and ultimately it is that, I believe,

which has aided us in being named as a finalist tonight. We know that you, our loyal readers, still want a good local news story. You want to know what impacts you – not what is taking a toll on a region more than 1000 kilometres away. Sport is still important to you, especially the local sporting scene and we are putting a real emphasis on this at the moment as papers on either side of our boundaries continue to ignore such an important part of everyday life. Yes, our methods are changing slightly – we have now developed a really powerful form of immediate communication with our readers through the Ashbur-

declared victory in parliamentary elections in a stunning upset over ultranationalists. Parvati Shallow was the last woman standing on CBS’ Survivor: Micronesia — Fans vs. Favorites. (Shallow had previously come in sixth place on Survivor: Cook Islands.) Five years ago: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence. A pair of car bomb attacks in Turkey killed 52 people near the Syrian border. One year ago: President Donald

Trump signed an executive order launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. The Senate confirmed President Trump’s nominee for US trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, by a vote of 82-14 despite complaints from some Republicans. Today’s birthdays: Comedian Mort Sahl is 91. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is 85.

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ton App and are continuing to work towards ensuring we don’t jeopardise our printed edition by bringing the bare news as it happens and then taking it more in-depth for the newspaper. It’s a tricky balancing act – and one we still haven’t got quite right, but as long as we keep those key, core values of being a newspaper we will get there. Tonight’s challenge won’t be easy. The four papers we are up against in the circulation of less than 30,000 category is a tough bunch, including the Waikato Times who has a strong record in the title’s history and with a circulation of more than 18,000, they actually have almost four and a half times more readers than us.

Our hope is that our continued drive for strong community news, mixed with opinion and reader value plus sport may carry us a long way with the judging panel. As the only newspaper in the country to have shown growth in the last quarter of the ABC readership we also look decent on paper too, so hopefully that helps. But, a result is only a part of the whole event really. Knowing that the Ashburton Guardian is going to be mentioned among some of the most respected and successful newspapers in the country is enough of a victory in itself. Of course, bringing home a trophy wouldn’t be too bad either.

Jazz keyboardist Carla Bley is 82. Rock singer Eric Burdon (The Animals; War) is 77. Actress Pam Ferris is 70. White House chief of staff John F. Kelly is 68. Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo is 66. Actress Frances Fisher is 66. Sports columnist Mike Lupica is 66. Actor Boyd Gaines is 65. Country musician Mark Herndon (Alabama) is 63. Actress Martha Quinn is 59. Country singermusician Tim Raybon (The Raybon Brothers) is 55. Actor Tim Blake Nelson is 54. Actor Jeffrey Donovan is 50. Country

musician Keith West (Heartland) is 50. Actor Nicky Katt is 48. Actor Coby Bell is 43. Cellist Perttu Kivilaakso is 40. Actor Austin O’Brien is 37. Actor-singer Jonathan Jackson is 36. Rapper Ace Hood is 30. Latin singer Prince Royce is 29. Actress Annabelle Attanasio (TV: “Bull”) is 25. Musician Howard Lawrence (Disclosure) is 24. Thought for today: “The worsttempered people I’ve ever met were people who knew they were wrong.” — Wilson Mizner, American playwright (1876-1933).

TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Friday, May 11, the 131st day of 2018. There are 234 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On May 11, 1943, during World War Two, US forces landed on the Aleutian island of Attu, which was held by the Japanese; the Americans took the island 19 days later. On this date: In 1502, Christopher Columbus left Cadiz, Spain, on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere. In 1647, Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to become governor of New Netherland. In 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state of the Union. In 1888, songwriter Irving Berlin was born Israel Baline in Temun, Russia. In 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded during a banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. In 1953, a tornado devastated Waco, Texas, claiming 114 lives. In 1960, Israeli agents captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1973, the espionage trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the Pentagon Papers case came to an end as Judge William M. Byrne dismissed all charges, citing government misconduct. In 1988, master spy Harold “Kim” Philby, the notorious “third man” of a British espionage ring, died in the Soviet Union at age 76. In 1996, an Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 caught fire shortly after takeoff from Miami and crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people on board. In 1998, India set off three underground atomic blasts, its first nuclear tests in 24 years. A French mint produced the first coins of Europe’s single currency, the euro. Ten years ago: Serbia’s proWestern president, Boris Tadic,


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t’s Wednesday evening, around 6pm. I am driving from Allenton to Tinwald. I pass the EA Networks Centre entry on River Terrace and come to a standstill. Traffic is backed up. The line-up in my mirror soon reaches back to Oak Grove. What’s going on? An hour earlier I passed Goldberg and a concerned member of the public sitting on the footpath between the bridge and the ‘compound’. I shake my head and think, a fresh out of hospital Goldberg hasn’t taken on board advice to take it easy again and has ordered an ambo ride home or back to hospital. Hang on! That was an hour ago. Surely they would have scooped him up by now and traffic would be flowing nicely again? Several cars in front and behind me did U-turns and headed off in the Havelock Street direction. Not the safest of manoeuvres on River Terrace. Also once I rounded the bend I saw several cars head into the industrial area, maybe trying their luck around the old dump

road? I was in no rush and had Maddy with me for company, even though her vocab only extends to, “Hi, Dadda, Mum mum, ta and No” we had a good yak. Although I wasn’t in a rush I was still thinking of ways to beat the traffic, is that just a bloke thing? It’s funny, because we are not used to sitting in traffic here in Ashburton, when we have to, it’s like our heads have been chopped off. I’m not sure exactly how long it took to get from River Terrace to the bridge, but I’m guessing 15 minutes tops, but it seemed a whole lot longer than that. So once over the bridge I saw no sign of Goldberg and traffic seemed to flow a bit quicker, although there looked like a fair old line of cars ahead of me

through Tinwald. So what’s going on? Is that just the norm now between 5pm and 6.30pm? Are the lights at the new Countdown corner, not working as they hoped? I know a lot of people don’t know how to merge properly at those lights and I wish there was a big ‘Merge like a Zip’ sign either side of those lights. The amount of near misses I have seen there is not funny. Then Thursday morning I rock into work and start preparing the local news and the lead story is mayor Favel is not a happy camper because the NZTA have axed traffic lights in Tinwald and Walnut Avenue from their 10-year plan. In my humble opinion we don’t need more traffic lights. We need roundabouts. Not, dollar each way ones like the current one at Walnut Ave, which is kinda two lanes but not really. That one needs to be bigger and definitely two lanes, right the way round it. The approaches will need to be widened and made two lanes

also, so those turning left are not held up by those going straight through or turning right. Then add three roundabouts in Tinwald, Carter’s Terrace, Wilkin Street and Graham Street corners. They don’t need to be two lanes, but do need plenty of good signage around them. Here’s the most important bit! EDUCATION! Teach everybody how to use a roundabout properly, so that traffic flows through them as it’s meant to. Having to give way to one direction will make life so much easier for those people living on the east side of Tinwald when they need to get onto State Highway One. Just my thoughts. Till next week Hoo Roo Phill Hooper Driving readers around the bend. Phill Hooper is the breakfast host of Ashburton’s Hokonui radio station. The views expressed in this column are his and do not reflect the opinion of his employer or the Ashburton Guardian.

them. Many years ago, we voluntarily, had our very well bred, high producing pedigree herd tested for TB. One reacted and so was slaughtered. Results that came back was that the test has been wrong. Com-

pensation was almost zero. With generations of breeding each cow was like a family member. I’m afraid I couldn’t have handled losing them all, as so much work and dedication goes into the breeding, feeding and work-

ing with them all, as individuals. I think that smaller herds, well fed and managed, would relieve the stress on the dairy herds and those working with them, could be the solution to better health for all concerned. M. Haskett

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LETTERS Mycoplasma bovis I feel very deeply for the Peters family. With generations of breeding that has gone into their obviously very happy, well fed cows, this outcome must be devastating for

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Containment ‘undermined’ Black market cattle sales and lack of compliance with animal tracking rules have undermined the fight against the spread of Mycoplasma bovis. Biosecurity officials say that the unauthorised movements of cattle has made containment difficult and led to the spread of the illness. The disease, which has already led to the culling of thousands of cows, has spread “beyond all expectation” in the last six days, biosecurity officials say. The number of farms under regulatory control for Mycoplasma bovis disease has jumped from 130 properties to 290 over that period, Biosecurity New Zealand head Roger Smith told MPs at a briefing at Parliament yesterday. That meant movement of cattle was being restricted while testing for the disease was being carried out. It is now possible that Mycoplasma bovis may not be eradicated, and officials will instead

have to work on containing it instead. So far, 38 properties have tested positive for the disease in the North and South Islands. The first case was detected 300 days ago in Oamaru, but Smith said the number of farms requiring testing had hugely increased in the last week. “The spread has, in the last six days, gone totally above all expectations in modelling,” he said. It was unclear whether it was a one-week blip or whether the disease was reaching epidemic proportions, he said. Biosecurity NZ’s director of response services Geoff Gwyn said the extent of the disease’s spread would become clear in the six to 12 days. For now, biosecurity officials were still focusing on eradicating the disease, but Gywn conceded that focus may have to switch to containment. “What’s happened over the last six days is that long-term management or containment is prob-

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Xero nearing a profit Accounting software firm Xero is closing in on profitability, narrowing its full-year losses by 60 per cent to $27.9 million and continuing to grow sales. In the 2018 financial year to March 31, the Wellington-based company delivered its first positive operating performance of $26m since it was founded in 2006, compared with a $28.6m loss last year. It also increased operating revenue by 38 per cent to $406.6m and added 351,000 subscribers, reaching total subscriber numbers of just under 1.4 million. Annualised monthly revenue also rose by 33 per cent to $484.4m. - NZME

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ably getting a little bit more of our thinking than perhaps it was six days ago.” It was not still known where the disease originated from. DNA strands need to be compared to strands held in overseas laboratories, and because M. bovis was not of great concern to other countries there were limited places where this could take place.

SkyCity Entertainment Group sold its Federal Street carpark in Auckland for $40 million, as it moves to free up cash from noncore assets to reduce debt and fund future growth. New Zealand’s only listed casino company said it sold the 427-space carpark near its landmark Auckland casino to Melbourne-based ICD Property Investment following a tender process. SkyCity is looking to free up cash from its existing assets during a period of heavy invest-ment into its Auckland property. - NZME


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Testing for the disease was slow and complicated, sometimes taking up to 60 days. Cows could test negative for the disease multiple times before showing up as positive. Eradication efforts were also complicated by poor recordkeeping by some farmers, in particular those who sold calves for cash – making it almost impossible to trace cattle movements. “We do have, unfortunately, quite a black market of cows sold for cash,” Gwyn told the primary production committee at the parliament today. “We’re looking at bank records, taking affidavits.” Primary Industries Minister Damien O’Connor said it was always expected that more infected farms would be found. “[However], officials tell me that the numbers will likely exceed their earlier modelling. “That modelling work is continuing and we will have a clearer picture in the next couple of weeks.” - NZME

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t has been a mixed week for investors following US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and his rhetoric to impose sanctions on the oil-rich nation. The NZX 50 has steadily gained, rising to its highest level in six weeks, however volume has been light. We have seen volatility in the share price of a number of companies, namely The a2 Milk Company and Fletcher Building, ahead of the rebalancing of the MSCI Index, as investors try and predict which companies will be included and which will be dropped. The global reporting season, which is all but finished, saw 73 per cent of companies beat earnings estimates and 76 per cent reporting better than expected sales. However, as the global reporting season comes to an end, New Zealand and Australia’s starts to pick up. The new Governor for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Adrian Orr, kept the official cash rate at 1.75 per cent and that it is likely to remain on hold for a considerable period. However, this statement varied from previous rhetoric with the Governor saying the direction of the next move could be up or down and the likelihood of either is equally weighted. Orr commented economic growth and employment remain close to sustainable levels but inflation is still below the central


bank’s target point of 2 per cent. For the first time, the RBNZ must officially take employment into consideration after signing a new policy agreement to support the maximum levels of sustainable growth within the economy. He noted, employment growth is expected to continue to outpace growth in the labour force, leading to further tightening of the labour market. The Reserve Bank’s forecast now predicts the OCR to rise in December 2019, compared to a prior forecast of June. Orr said the monetary policy may need to be adjusted as new data or information becomes available. The New Zealand dollar fell after the announcement. Across the Tasman, accounting software company Xero reported a smaller annual loss yesterday thanks to a rise in customer numbers. The company’s net loss narrowed to $27.8 million in the year ending March, down from a loss of $69.1 million, a year earlier. Total revenue for the year rose around 38 per cent to $406.6 million. Its share price was at an all-time high this week, however dropped as much as 2.0 per cent following the result.

Earlier in the week, the company benefited from a number of positive analyst research notes highlighting the company’s longterm growth potential. The Australian financial sector continued to face headwinds as the royal commission continued to probe alleged misconduct in the sector. AMP saw resignations of three of its non-executive directors while Commonwealth Bank announced it will pay A$25 million to settle legal costs with the corporate regulator over bank bill swap rates. Locally, Westpac posted a $482m profit and said it was confident in its systems and processes and will cooperate fully with regulators, in the wake of the royal commission’s investigations. Meanwhile, Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison announced with the release of the Federal Budget, that Australia will return to a surplus a year earlier than forecast. The budget also included tax cuts for low and middle income earners, however were not as large as had been expected. The April jobs report in the US saw weaker than expected job growth, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 per cent, its lowest level in over 17 years. Jeremy Flood works for Craigs Investment Partners. This article should not be deemed as advice. Disclosure statement available free of charge and on request.








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Ashburton Races Today at Ashburton

May 11, 2018

 6 6 Redford (9) 58.5 B Tapper  4  G Jogoo (a1) Diplomat (10) 58.5 B Blackie  S Wynne $10,000, MDN, 1400m   7 1   8 3222 Miss Brahmos (11) 56.5 T Rae  S Collett PX # REC Horse (Barrier) kg Trainer Jockey  2  9 04023 Sharp ’N’ Silver (6) 56.5 A Carston  T Moseley 3  1 32X37. Damanaka (5) 58.5 D Crozier  J Lowry  10 X39X3 Let Her Rip Riley (2) 56.5 P Rudkin  J Fawcett (a2)   2 3820X Whiskey In The Jar (10) 58.5 S Hewitt  J Morris  11 2874X Whitney (16) 56.5 K Peters  K Mudhoo (a1)   3 79704 Al Be Civics (2) 58.5 S Cameron  L Callaway  12 8X075. Tears In Heaven (14) 56.5 J Blackadder  D Bradley 2  4 4. Flash Gordon (14) 58.5 Champion/Murphy  S Wynne  13 Sichuan Dragon (1) 56.5 M McCann  S Muniandy   5 65467. Louvres (6) 58.5 P Craw  R Firdhaus (a3)  14 Vouch (7) 56.5 A Carston  R Cuneen   6 00X80 Capone In Charge (9) 58.5 Kennedy/Furlong  J Laking  0 15 0X El Campeador (5) 58.5 A Carston  J Lowry   7 36000. Chorister (3) 58.5 I Rogers  T Moseley  0 16 85X90 Dream Start (8) 56.5 B Tapper    8 74676 Van Halen (12) 58.5 N Ridley  K Gundowry   17 Always On Call SCRATCHED   9 4X002 Highland Lady (13) 56.5 T Rae  0 18 40X70 Mathieu (3) 58.5 M & M Pitman  1 10 34 Monza Circuito (4) 56.5 M McCann  K Mudhoo (a1) HANLEY FORMULA AUTUMN SPRINT CHAMPIONS  11 93075 Platinum Raider (1) 56.5 A Carston  R Cuneen 1:42PM QUALIFIER $11,000, R75 Benchmark, 1200m  12 0 Hadiya (7) 56.5 M & M Pitman  S Weatherley (a1) OPT 614 B Murray (a3)  13 2800X Onthesauce (8) 56.5 T Foley  R Beeharry (a4)   1 94656 Madam Bentley (1) 60 J & K Parsons  1  2 65525 Celtic Cross (6) 58.5 A Carston  R Firdhaus (a3) 4 14 0X68 Perfidia (11) 56.5 J & K Parsons  G Jogoo (a1)  2  3 1157X Born A Royal (4) 58.5 B Wilson 1 S Wynne 12:32PM SIMS BAKERY MAIDEN 1400M   4 46X8X Mal D’Mour (9) 58.5 J Burrows  L Callaway OPT 612 $10,000, MDN, 1400m   5 46875 Tiebreaker (7) 58 A Carston  R Cuneen 2  1 3 Ivan Kane (3) 58.5 M Daly  B Murray (a3)  3  6 405X3 Mr Conductor (5) 58 D Crozier  S Collett   2 47408. Galisini (6) 58.5 R & Ashley McKay 1 K Williams   7 15669 Flytime (3) 57.5 R & Ashley McKay 1 K Mudhoo (a1) 3  3 9055X Nakuru (4) 58.5 A Carston  S Collett  4  8 09X11 Prince Oz (8) 56 N Ridley  T Moseley 4  4 Jontys Ace (8) 58.5 M & M Pitman  S McKay   9 3409X Bridget Town (2) 54 T Foley  R Beeharry (a4)   5 92796 Riding High (9) 58.5 B & S Anderton  C Barnes NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE MAIDEN   6 05699 Skedaddle Skedoo (2) 58.5 J Burrows  L Callaway 2:17PM $12,000, MDN F&M, 1600m  7  Villeret SCRATCHED OPT 615 2  1 50242 Mowenna (4) 57.5 J & K Parsons  G Jogoo (a1) 1  8 63932. Ataahuadreamsrfree (12) 56.5 N Ridley  S Wynne  L Callaway   9 0520X Advent (7) 56.5 J Blackadder  D Bradley   2 628X2 Patricia Rose (8) 57.5 P Robson  S Weatherley (a1)  10 0X49 Miss Diorella (5) 56.5 Sarah & Matthew Smith 1 J Morris 1  3 38362 Mahana (9) 57.5 M & M Pitman  4   4 22675 Pamir (6) 57.5 J Luxton  S Wynne  11 Known To Flirt SCRATCHED 3  5 046X5. Fiendish (11) 57.5 N Ridley  D Bradley  12 807X0 Eden Rose (11) 56.5 S Cameron  T Moseley  S Collett  13 03767 Itstolate (10) 56.5 M & M Pitman  S Weatherley (a1)   6 07064 Smart Garden (7) 57.5 L Stewart  J Lowry  14 0 What A Dream (1) 56.5 J & K Parsons  G Jogoo (a1)   7 4X457. Montserrat (5) 57.5 B & S Anderton    8 29568 Ready To Rock (2) 57.5 Kennedy/Furlong  J Laking PHAT DUCK BREW BAR AND KITCHEN MAIDEN 1200M   9 0X6. Dylans Pride (1) 57.5 S Cameron  1:07PM S McKay $10,000, MDN, 1200m  10 50590 Live In Hope (12) 57.5 Charles/Corbett  OPT 613 T Jonker (a3)  1  11  Markwood SCRATCHED  Eyes Above SCRATCHED 3  2 2595X Bilbao (15) 58.5 A Carston  R Firdhaus (a3)  12 95006. Fivewayeight (13) 57.5 M & W Coles  C Barnes   3 07X43 Pinko Moon (4) 58.5 J Shaw  R Beeharry (a4) S McKay  13 0607X Kerrytowncharlotte (3) 57.5 T Foley    4 0500X Don’t Shuffle Me (13) 58.5 T Foley  R Beeharry (a4)  14 00. Rockwithme (10) 57.5 R & Ashley McKay 1 K Mudhoo (a1)   5 69X5 Omar (12) 58.5 M Daly  0 15 08X0. Mayfair Madam (14) 57.5 A Carston  T Jonker (a3)  R Cuneen 12:00PM OPT 611






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PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time

 1 3    2   3 1  4 2  5   6   7 4  8

54732 Smash Rock nwtd Nippa Mint nwtd 76 Goldstar Galaxie nwtd Rocky Vincitore nwtd 682 Taieri Terra nwtd 83747 Homebush Bow nwtd 56688 Pam Arising nwtd 43267 Right On Time nwtd


  1 2  2 4  3   4   5 3  6 1  7   8   9  10 3  1



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PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time

  1   2 1  3   4   5 2  6 4  7 3  8   9  10

61387 Wetchester 17.77 66284 Watch Your Back 17.86 15123 Zoe Jean 17.87 42351 Tynecastle Flyer 17.79 81325 Mitsuta 17.63 33121 Breed Apart 17.75 16173 Smash Charger 17.92 64332 Ocean Gambler nwtd 76653 Let’s Go Sprite 17.65 78627 Nippa Eel 17.86


 1 2  1  2   3 3  4   5   6 4  7   8   9  10


25211 Spirit Of Nathan 17.92 61747 Asteria 17.56 44543 Bigtime Boy 17.79 42333 Secret Indy nwtd 52564 Sozin’s Fortune nwtd 68665 Cawbourne Hint 17.74 65444 Bigtime Redfoo 17.52 33372 Dreamzone 17.52 44776 Scotta Pie 17.71 52546 Another Flag 17.68


M Grant J McInerney S & B Evans B Dann R Casey J McInerney J M Jopson R Blackburn


3838 Homebush Satara nwtd


$1,365, C0, 295m Trainer


52786 Amy Boy nwtd Know Anxiety nwtd 42463 Goldstar Hurley nwtd 65275 Call Me Soon nwtd 56452 Goldstar Hemi nwtd 23423 Archie’s Ranger nwtd Dangerous Motion nwtd 436 Goldstar Auburn nwtd 43585 Sly Carl nwtd 8 Go Gunna nwtd



STEVE ANNGOW DRAPES & BLINDS PH 0272719588 DASH $1,365, C0, 295m

 1 X4824 Feral Steadfast nwtd 2  3  2 787 Homebush Izzy nwtd   3 87427 Goldstar Alfie nwtd   4 77545 Where’s Snoopy nwtd   5 68675 Bee With Ewe nwtd 4  6 668 Sly Ken nwtd 1  7 7331 Nippa Martino nwtd   8 88878 Okuku Terra nwtd 12:41PM

Addington Dogs

Today at Addington Raceway


 1 33356 Bigtime Swift 17.86 3  1  2 43645 Bigtime Emma 17.75 2  3 76527 Doosh 17.59   4 88168 Shakti 17.89   5 88848 Bad Movies 17.80 4  6 88615 Cawbourne Jeff 17.91   7 11317 Simple Image 17.85   8 41624 Opawa Bucks 17.87   9 357X8 Cawbourne Nath 17.74  10 65187 Accra 17.87

M A Butler J McInerney S & B Evans Hart & Taylor J M Jopson R Wales J McInerney R Casey

$2,390, C0, 520m

R Wales G Cleeve S & B Evans H Cairns S & B Evans J M Jopson J & D Fahey S & B Evans R Wales R Wales

May 11, 2018

4  2 67451 Feral Dove Love 17.83  3 52435 Homebush Maycee nwtd 2    4 35XT2 Astro Tipple nwtd   5 56664 Goldstar Mika nwtd 1  6 22651 Disobedience 17.74   7 67354 Parmigiano nwtd   8 6X372 Camside Rose nwtd   9 68675 Bee With Ewe nwtd  10 37655 Step Inside Love nwtd 1:15PM

 1 1  3  2   3 4  4   5   6 2  7   8   9  10



72161 Dahteste 17.24 63215 Hasta Luego Rama 17.50 72386 Ohoka Angel 17.41 75182 Homebush Hazel 17.52 71837 Jinja Cream Fizz 17.27 71386 Rand 17.19 23656 Genetic Marlow 17.42 68864 Gotcha Penny 17.37 66657 Shift The Blame nwtd 78757 Culvie Lass 17.45




 1 1  $1,500, C0f, 295m   2 J McInerney   3


L Bell W Kite M Flipp Ross/Voyce D Edlin M Olden M Gowan A Turnwald G & S Fredrickson J McInerney

WANGANUI CHRONICLE C2 $1,685, C2, 305m

C Morris Ross/Voyce M Goodier M Flipp J McInerney J & D Bell G & S Fredrickson Kettlewell & Phillips L Pearce M Flipp

WANGANUI TOYOTA C2 $1,685, C2, 305m

G & S Fredrickson L Cole J McInerney M Flipp S Stone J Hunt M Roberts R Waite J & D Bell K B Benson




May 11, 2018 ADEPT ACCOUNTANTS C2 HEAT 1 $2,860, C2q, 520m

 1 3  4  2   3   4   5 2  6 1  7   8   9  10


C Morris M Roberts M Olden L Cole L Cole Howe & Woods E Duganzich G & S Fredrickson S Kite E Duganzich


 1 46451 Ivanhov 30.39 4    2 88X84 Midsomer Magic 30.32   3 18418 World Freakshow 30.47 2  4 68531 Tazia 30.58   5 75X24 Chip Off Block 30.49 1  6 13212 Barge Bale 30.54   7 68257 Bigtime Buster 30.48 3  8 14746 Bigtime Monty 30.28   9 66656 Cawbourne Symsy 30.58  10 18788 Forever And Ever 30.44 6:19PM

Hart & Taylor J McInerney S & B Evans A Joyce M Grant R Casey J McInerney A Lawrence A Bradshaw R Blackburn J McInerney

 1 31774 Cawbourne Foxy 30.26 4  2  2 31112 Cawbourne Assist 30.91   3 18311 Cockney Rip Off 30.78 3  4 76455 Bigtime Donny 30.32 1  5 68X72 Bigtime Michelle 30.28   6 76643 Eye Kno 30.49   7 23883 All About Space 30.52   8 64186 Bigtime Redo 30.60   9 48277 Rowdy Ruby nwtd  10 46245 Meteor Vege 30.41 5:49PM

$1,365, C0, 295m

$1,685, C2, 295m

51122 Boston Powers 17.36 66518 Hatfield 17.41 16886 Jealous Much 17.67

Today at Hatrick Raceway $1,685, C2, 305m Trainer

B Dann J Tanner L Waretini J McInerney A Joyce J M Jopson M Grant J McInerney J McInerney Hart & Taylor



$1,685, C2, 295m


 1 X2373 Blue Sky nwtd 2  1  2 44352 Zefside nwtd   3 76884 Goldstar Wilson nwtd   4 37655 Step Inside Love nwtd   5 73766 Charlie’s Champ nwtd   6 3856 Tummy Rub Queen nwtd 3  7 5283 Cosmic Marty nwtd 4  8 87 Teesha nwtd 1:51PM

M A Butler J McInerney J Tanner S & B Evans S & B Evans A Lee Mitchell & Smith J M Jopson A Joyce

63338 Bigtime Champ 17.66 73672 Cawbourne Stick 17.54 12116 Lucha 17.82 43152 Clover Victoria 17.59 61144 Cawbourne Chezzy 17.78 42261 King’s Call 17.48 18111 Benny Burrito 17.44 31253 Stole Me Car 17.71 23866 Thunderation 17.48 88688 Bigtime Bev 17.70

$2,860, C2q, 520m

Kettlewell & Phillips E Duganzich M Olden D Denbee J McArthur M Roberts G & S Fredrickson L Cole J & D Bell K Williams


$2,035, C3, 305m

S Lozell M Flipp D Edlin A Turnwald N Udy R Waite A Turnwald K Gommans G & S Fredrickson L Cole

Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Dead; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1876m; Straight: 382m; Rail: True; Weather: Few Showers.


Eden Rose

2:54PM OPT 616



$11,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1600m


$10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m


3:29PM 617

Track Information Weather: Few Showers. 33221 Detective Dash 17.54 74115 Smash Lilly 17.29 21146 Snickerdoodle 17.42 63756 Tricky Action 17.48 27535 Gorm The Great 17.62 66657 Shift The Blame nwtd 77785 Koputara 17.37


B Hong (a4) S Wynne G Jogoo (a1) R Firdhaus (a3) J Lowry SCRATCHED S Weatherley (a1) B Murray (a3) L Callaway C Barnes K Kwo (a3) T Jonker (a3) K Williams

 1 25443 Strowan (14) 60 A Carston  1  R Firdhaus (a3)   2 7X909 Mossomak (3) 59.5 M & M Pitman  S Weatherley (a1)   3 42180 Edward (9) 58 C Anderton  J Laking 3  4 1850X Jolt (18) 58 S Cameron  T Jonker (a3)   5 1X000 Richie Rich (2) 58 D Crozier  K Mudhoo (a1) 4  6 53620. Disruption (10) 57.5 Kennedy/Furlong  L Callaway   7 3040X Fugawi (13) 57.5 N Ridley  K Kwo (a3)   8 730X0 Pat In Brackets (5) 57.5 K & P Hughes  S Muniandy 2  9 6X1 Cabernet (1) 57 B & S Anderton  J Lowry  10 1444X Ahyum (17) 56.5 Champion/Murphy  S Wynne  11 14X6X Rosaeflora (19) 56.5 Kennedy/Furlong  S Collett  12 02868 Diorissimo (4) 55.5 Sarah & Matthew Smith 1 D Bradley  13 03630 Scarlet Princess (20) 55.5 P Collins  S McKay  14 06677. Stitch (15) 55 N Coulbeck  C Barnes 0 15 50X79 Knight’s Princess (8) 55 B Tapper  0 16 1800X The Tetian Titan (12) 55 S Cameron  0 17 98370. Pinsharp (16) 54.5 S Cunningham  0 18 60705 Zayzay (11) 54.5 M Tapper  0 19 8449X Justice Well (6) 56 C Butt  0 20 09400. Bushido (7) 56 J & K Parsons  G Jogoo (a1)

 4 2  3  5 4  6   7   8   9  10


2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9 2-3-4-5, 6-7-8-9 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 4-5-6-7-8-9 NUFARM - KAISO INSECTICIDE MAIDEN 2100M $10,000, MDN, 2100m

  1 02850 Producer (4) 58.5 P Rudkin  S Wynne 3  2 00264 Coup Dreamwood (1) 58.5 M & M Pitman S Weatherley (a1)   3 25X79 Mighty Mak (3) 58.5 S Cameron  L Callaway 4  4 84X58 War Hero (2) 58.5 R Frost  G Jogoo (a1)   5 66486 Heza Duke (13) 58.5 J Burrows  T Jonker (a3)   6 P9X00 Acedecee (7) 58.5 Harris/Moore  S McKay   7 LPX00 Brat Pack (14) 58.5 M & M Pitman  P Shaikh   8 6X0X0 Keyboard Warrior (5) 58.5 P Robson  T Moseley   9 077X0. Mavrick (9) 58.5 Champion/Murphy  K Gundowry  10 49808 Measured Twice (11) 58.5 Kennedy/Furlong  J Laking  11 30009 Painted Angel (10) 58.5 M Price  K Mudhoo (a1) 1 12 22834 Tatum (12) 56.5 Kennedy/Furlong  S Collett 2 13 9X253 Patromia (8) 56.5 B & S Anderton  J Lowry  14 00X80 Royal Mistress (6) 56.5 S Woodsford  B Murray (a3) SUPREME EQUINE FEEDS 1400M   15 Raison D’etre SCRATCHED

  1 586X8 News Flash (7) 63.5 B & S Anderton  2  2 89629 Long Harbour (11) 57 S Woodsford  3  3 43467 Whispering (5) 57 J & K Parsons  4  4 73358 Joby (12) 56.5 A Carston  1  5 61134 Longford (4) 56.5 L and Richard Didham   6 Milk It   7 53071 Why Me (6) 56 M & M Pitman    8 08119 She’s A Ripper (9) 54 S Woodsford    9 4X960 Amun Ra (3) 54 S Cameron   10 5770X Barclay Creek (8) 54 N Ridley   11 4191X Miss Mia (2) 54 N Ridley   12 60000. Sebring Dragon (1) 54 Charles/Corbett   13 0X047 Showpin (10) 54 T & L Prendergast  OPT

Compiled by

J McInerney M Grant B Dann S & B Evans D Kingston J McInerney J M Jopson

4:40PM 619




$10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2100m

 1 91240 Friday Knight (3) 59 B Tapper  2  R Beeharry (a4) 1  2 42326 Pickup (6) 59 K James  J Laking   3 56236 Southern Dancer (1) 58.5 J & K Parsons  G Jogoo (a1) 4  4 89383 Golden Bay (8) 58 C Trembath 1 S Collett   5 21775 Smiling Assassin (11) 57.5 M & M Pitman S Weatherley (a1) 3  6 X9155 Hilarious (10) 57 B & S Anderton  C Barnes   7 7X966 Slammer (4) 57 B & S Anderton  J Lowry   8 19X00 Southern Aurora (12) 57 K & P Hughes  T Jonker (a3)   9 X7128 Her Destiny (7) 56.5 R Frost  S Wynne  10 86X19 Splendior (17) 56.5 Sarah & Matthew Smith 1 L Callaway  11 036X4 Verna Audrey (15) 56 M Daly  B Murray (a3)  12 0X700 Yourlips Ar Movin (5) 56 J O'Flanagan  K Mudhoo (a1)  13 8X590 Rebel Rose (9) 55 S Cameron  J Morris  14 35400 Tuilana (2) 55 N Coulbeck  S McKay 0 15 85530 Hardcase (16) 56.5 N Ridley  0 16 76X90 Hollypop (13) 54.5 N Ridley  0 17 37577 Lady Em (14) 54 B Inglis   18 Sebring Dragon SCRATCHED DOUBLES TREBLES QUADDIES FIRST 4 PLACE 6

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12 2-3-4-5, 9-10-11-12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 7-8-9-10-11-12

  4 26571 Goldstar Linkin 17.52   5 33185 Promise To Keep nwtd 2  6 52232 Coco Bango 17.27 3  7 76373 Asserting Power 17.35 POWER FARMING CANTERBURY DASH   8 12285 Whose He 17.44 2:07PM $1,685, C2, 295m   9 66657 Shift The Blame nwtd   1 71676 Sozin’s Emperor 17.54 J McInerney  10 77785 Koputara 17.37 2  2 82632 Fabre’s Lass 17.32 R Blackburn 3  3 81168 Rockin’ Robyn 17.46 M Grant 3:03PM   4 57325 Giancana 17.36 S Hindson   5 44561 Vasterbottenost 17.47 A Lee 4  1 23623 Know Potential 30.71   6 47866 Opawa Poppy 17.37 R Wales  1  2 6X451 Opawa Abbie Joy 30.54 4  7 78472 Homebush Scribe 17.36 J McInerney  3  3 24116 Torpedo Tuck 30.60 1  8 22331 Native Scout 17.44 B Dann    9 66657 Shift The Blame nwtd J McInerney   4 12433 Shoe Fly nwtd  10 78757 Culvie Lass 17.45 Hart & Taylor   5 X4635 Opawa Robynann nwtd   6 2543F Boston Billy 30.40 MURRAY @ RAY WHITE PH 021480250 STAKES  2  7 33321 Lightning Crash nwtd 2:26PM $2,860, C2, 520m   8 51458 Amy Bale 30.64 3  1 31531 Know Other 30.63 G Cleeve   9 58744 Opawa Racer 30.23 1  2 16126 Ming Ming 30.49 A Bradshaw  10 88783 Swirling Pearls 30.34   3 86715 Goldstar Scooby 30.97 S & B Evans   4 44565 Opawa Plum 30.45 R Wales 3:20PM 2  5 26226 Dyna Vernon 30.46 C Roberts   6 36278 Rock Bottom 30.42 J M Jopson 4  7 71324 Eyrewell Martin 30.77 H Cairns   1 55145 Broken Penniless 17.49 1  2 47233 Miss Dupre 17.39   8 14824 Homebush Ragna 30.47 J McInerney  2  3 44313 Oskitz 17.29   9 58744 Opawa Racer 30.23 R Wales   10 88783 Swirling Pearls 30.34 J Tanner   4 61568 Pip Baxter 17.43 3  5 53562 Cathy Maree 17.17 ACTIVE ELECTRICAL CHRISTCHURCH DASH  4  6 14863 Unverified 17.56 2:44PM $1,685, C2, 295m   7 62717 Kalonga 17.42 1  1 45127 Smash Damage 17.30 M Grant   8 53187 Sweet As Brad 17.41 4  2 76378 Bossy Affair 17.47 L Waretini   9 66657 Shift The Blame nwtd   3 63387 Homebush Scorpio nwtd J McInerney  10 78757 Culvie Lass 17.45



S & B Evans A Lee J McInerney A Bradshaw A Joyce J McInerney J M Jopson

THE TURF BAR STAKES $2,860, C2, 520m

G Cleeve J & D Fahey A Bradshaw J M Jopson R Wales Hart & Taylor R Adcock C Roberts R Wales J Tanner




$1,685, C2, 295m

G Cleeve B Dann C Roberts J McInerney M Grant J McInerney S & B Evans R Blackburn J McInerney Hart & Taylor


Track Information Weather: Rain. 6:49PM

  1 2  2 1  3 4  4   5 3  6   7   8   9  10


F2315 Rapper Tilly 30.40 16312 Jinja Loren 30.22 35238 Bigtime Craig 30.25 47245 Dyna Boomer nwtd 25616 Bigtime Chloe nwtd 16234 Caveman Sam 30.41 73334 Bigtime OnFire 29.94 42138 De Blonde nwtd 13483 Ask King Jeff nwtd 63586 Bigtime Fred 30.29



 1 83273 Mila Mila 17.52 2  3  2 24222 Bigtime Blue 17.36   3 7X821 Missing Allegro 17.62 4  4 12165 Bigtime Narelle 17.54   5 45165 So Over It 17.49 1  6 61111 Sir Duggie 17.42   7 82711 Rain And Tears 17.36   8 14353 Idol Hot 17.39   9 68518 Bigtime Thinker 17.36  10 83887 Cosmic Odette 17.59 7:54PM

 1 3    2   3 2  4 1  5   6 4  7   8   9  10


14142 Idol Tom 30.30 22172 Bigtime Lily 30.18 86341 Bigtime Tears 30.07 31661 Avenger Bale 30.02 21111 Bigtime Paddy 29.79 23132 Bigtime Wendle 30.37 12122 Cawbourne Krusty 30.12 81421 Dirk Bale 29.95 35238 Bigtime Craig 30.25 62535 Bigtime Zack 30.35


$3,325, C3, 520m

S Kite Ross/Voyce L Cole M Roberts L Cole B Hodgson L Cole B Hunt L Cole L Cole


 1 4  3  2   3 1  4   5 2  6   7   8 THE ROCK 95.2FM C5   9 $2,860, C5, 305m  10 A Turnwald L Cole G & S Fredrickson L Cole C Morris L Cole M Roberts M Flipp L Cole J McInerney

$27,465, R/Af, 520m

M Flipp L Cole L Cole C Roberts L Cole L Cole M Roberts C Roberts L Cole L Cole


$4,735, C4/5, 520m

L Cole L Cole L Cole M Roberts C Roberts L Cole L Cole A Turnwald L Cole B Marsh





21317 Bigtime Roll 17.65 31685 Opawa Lyon 17.53 78818 Kirkham Jasper 17.60 54625 Three Amigos 17.55 24662 Zoie Willow 17.30 45811 Bigtime Ottey 17.42 21374 Little Scamp 17.91 21743 Bigtime Conrad 17.57 85377 Sozin’s Noir 17.96 66756 Mikachu 17.59


 1 4    2 3  3 1  4   5   6 2  7   8   9  10


41351 Bigtime Talker 30.20 73435 No Time Toulouse 30.21 85255 Bigtime Mia 30.22 73346 Quistis Bale 30.15 43413 Dyna Dave nwtd 43225 Bigtime Levi 30.06 34555 Bigtime Forest 30.20 15133 Fusion Cronulla 30.05 62535 Bigtime Zack 30.35 51826 Tyson’s Quest 30.22


 1 3  4  2   3   4 1  5 2  6   7   8   9 NZ FUTURITY (GROUP 1) FINAL  10

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12 2-3-4-5, 9-10-11-12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 7-8-9-10-11-12

82818 Guru Secret 17.67 77756 Opawa Crystal 17.57 34445 Highland Laddie 17.43 87454 Daisy Lara 17.35 23221 Bigtime Rapid 17.69 22232 Allegro Lass 17.50 12644 Hypocritical 17.32 57178 Homebush Minnie 17.61 26635 Kirkham Coby 17.41 75287 On Da Quest 17.72

$2,390, C3/4, 305m

L Cole N Udy C Morris M Roberts J & D Bell L Cole D Denbee G & S Fredrickson J McInerney A Turnwald

$2,390, C3/4, 305m

K Williams M Flipp H Mullane L Cole G & S Fredrickson L Cole A Turnwald J McInerney C Morris L Pearce

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Addington Harness

Today at Addington Raceway


May 11, 2018

 5 82 Jake The Mus (5) N McGrath  3  B Orange 2  6 0 You Really Got Me (6) R Dunn  J Dunn $20,000, 3YO+ R40 to R60 TROT, 2600m  C Jones (J) PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver   7 2D5 Doff Your Cap (7) L Jones  S McNally 0 1 56102 Anna Kate (1) M Edmonds  M Edmonds   8 763 One Apollo (u1) B White  4  9 12272 Sunnys Little Jestic (u2) B Mangos  B Mangos   2 11006 Tehoro Dazzle (2) R Holmes  R May  Carnegie Hall (u3) B Butt  B Butt 4  3 24913 Mystical Star (3) M House  D Dunn    10 Barrier 0 4 X7771 Flyinova (4) J Wheeler  J Wheeler   5 86414 Natives Lasting Love (5) A Thornton  K Cameron 6:59pm CLARK BOYCE LAWYERS PACE   6 53316 Beyond The Horizon (6) L & J Smith  $20,000, 3YO+ R40 to R60 PACE, 2600m J Smith opt 804   7 05811 Daiquiri (7) B Williamson  3  1 63616 Machsgain (1) M Ward  B Williamson  K Cox 3  8 X8513 Theodosia (8) C Butt  C Butt   2 14369 Nearis Green (2) J Hay  S McNally   9 43672 Redwood Invasion (9) R Holmes  R Holmes   3 108X0 Vinny Gambini (3) S Dolan  B Orange  10 81952 Didjabringthebeers (10) J Howe  2  4 05711 Editorial (4) T Bagrie  J W Cox  D Dunn  11 73748 Show Gait (11) R Todd  S Ottley   5 X1014 Overarm (5) T & G Chmiel  T Chmiel  12 58049 Motu Great Sensation (12) B Borcoskie  B Borcoskie   6 8950X Gucci Cavallo (6) A Mugford  J Morrison (J)  13 99P0X The Dominator (u1) D Williamson  S McNally   7 62740 Claus (7) S Moore  R Close  14 13079 Rachmaninov (u2) T Grant  1  8 X3132 Hayden’s Meddle (8) R Dunn  T Grant  J Dunn 2 15 13X81 Light Year Franco (u3) S McRae  C D Thornley   9 34X02 Tres Vite (9) M Jones  S Ottley  16 15034 Tijuana Taxi (u4) C Harrison   10 Flying Mister Ideal SCRATCHED M Williamson   11 1 17 7123 Neverneverland (u5) K Robertson  Semiramide SCRATCHED C DeFilippi   18 30800 Jaw D Nancy (u6) C & A Edmonds  4 12 73388 Black Art (10) A Fitzgerald  J Dunn  B Mangos  13 0X857 Takitimu Express (11) Butt/Cox  J W Cox DIAMOND CREEK FARM PACE $20,000, 3YO+ 5:59pm L O'Reilly R54–R60, 1950m  14 13308 Astuto (12) C McDowell  opt 802 M Anderson (J)  1  Extra Guinness SCRATCHED  15 59561 Every Option (13) R Dunn  A Lethaby   2 42163 Nurburgring (1) K Townley  M Williamson  16 60174 Ideal Rule (14) J Lethaby  R May   3 14X Naholo (2) B Hill  R May  17 45349 Pirate Bay (u1) S Smolenski  3  4 17232 Bettor Be Gold (3) R Todd  S Ottley 7:32pm HARAS DES TROTTEURS SIRES STAKES CLASSIC (HCP) 4  5 10X4 Nandolo (4) J Howe  J W Cox opt 805 $40,000, 4YO+ R65–R130 SpecHcp, 2600m 2  6 X3232 Mach Up (5) Purdon/Rasmussen  M Purdon   1 9090X Laugh And Cry (1) C & J Kennett  B Williamson   7 117X4 Blue Blazer (6) T Yesberg  J Dunn   2 0131P Justamollyarcher (2) R Jenkins  A Lethaby   8 10P01 Stone The Crows (7) J Hay  J Hay  4  3 19520 One Over Dover (3) B Waldron  C D Thornley   Some Excusesomewhere (8) C Barron  B Orange   4 07964 Valmagne (4) C & J Kennett  R Holmes  9 50047 Barrier    5 13000 Bonnie Highlander (5) R Dunn  J Dunn  10 2113 Awesome Speed (21) R Dunn  D Dunn   6 156X4 Medusa (6) K Cameron  K Cameron 1 11 28211 Ohanzee (22) Purdon/Rasmussen  T Williams   7 X8435 Izmok (7) C & J DeFilippi  C DeFilippi 0 8 88009 Elvis P (8) M Perriton  M Perriton 6:29pm PGG WRIGHTSON NZ YEARLING SALES TROT FINAL (MBL)  R May $70,000, 2YO MOB. TROT, 1950m   9 03742 Miracle Rising (9) G Smith  opt 803   1 J Young Gazza Galleon (1) P Williamson  M Williamson  10 0750X Veneto (u1) C & J Kennett  1  2 1 Cheerful (2) Purdon/Rasmussen  M Purdon  11 58056 Alvira Hest (u2) A Faulks  S Ottley   3 2 Get Lucky (3) A Black  B Williamson  12 52553 All Lit Up (1) L & J Smith  J Smith   4 Eyre I Go (4) M Jones  S Ottley  13 90802 Arran Chief (2) A Faulks  A Faulks 5:27pm opt 801






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Alexandra Park Harness Today at Alexandra Park

May 11, 2018

 6 62810 Lovely Bundy (1) P & V Blanchard  3  D Butcher F Schumacher (J) $150,000, 2YO Fillies MOB. PACE, 1700m   7 13063 Monseigneur (2) R Paynter  J I Dickie PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver   8 341P6 Majestic One (3) J Abernethy  S Reid 3  1 81 Fantasize (1) T Macfarlane  T Macfarlane   9 71730 Puma Road (4) S Reid  A Poutama 2  2 33153 Miss Streisand (2) T Herlihy  T Herlihy  10 83406 Alta Venetia (u1) I Moody  2 11 01X80 Woodstone (u2) R Dunn  T Herlihy 4  3 4162 Sezana (3) C Dalgety  D Butcher  1 12 37593 Sundees Son (u3) R Dunn  G Smith 1  4 442 Havtime (4) B Purdon  Z Butcher    5 44606 Gold Rocks (5) R Green  A Poutama 7:11pm NZ ONION CO. PACE $17,000, 3YO+   R63–R86, 1700m La Vitesse (6) R & S Lawson  S Lawson opt 504  6 5 Barrier    1 54816 Lynbar Rose (1) J Young  M McKendry  7  Ruby Rose SCRATCHED   2 76221 Kiwi Tintin (2) S Telfer  B Butcher (J) 1  3 25514 Henry Hubert (3) R Dunn  G Smith DAILY FREIGHT PACE $14,500, 3YO+  6:11pm 4  4 44326 Zadaka (4) R Dunn  Z Butcher R50–R55, R56 with cond., 2200m  opt 502  5  Kotare Cullen SCRATCHED   1 5845X Edamfast (1) A Matthews  J Abernethy   6 45575 Ideal Roman (5) S Telfer  A Poutama 4  2 321 Annaliese Lincoln (2) D Balle  B Butcher (J) 2  7 23767 Classie American (6) R Richardson  P Ferguson   3 90X04 Richard Le Fort (3) D Iremonger  S Iremonger (J) 3  Check In (7) S Telfer  J MacKinnon (J)  8 24101 Barrier 1  4 63694 Hunter Bromac (4) S Telfer  D Butcher    5 21076 Quick As Fire (5) D Balle  K Marshall   9 23175 Triple Eight (21) S Telfer  D Butcher   6 12931 The Persuader (6) T Vince  D Ferguson (J) DAYAVEG PACE $12,000, NON-WINNERS   7 79X21 Sly Eleanor (7) P Chalklen  J Stormont 7:44pm 2YO+, 2200m   Summer Wealth (8) R Dunn  J MacKinnon (J) opt 505  8 20070 Barrier  3  1 220 One Kool Kat (1) D & C McGowan  A Poutama   9 87166 Banner Of Art (21) I Brownlee  S Lawson   2 X6574 Eyesdown And Looking (2) D & C McGowan  T Macfarlane 4  3 37X28 Westburn Bliss (3) S Telfer  B Butcher (J)  10 32635 Yasmine Bromac (22) R Green  A Poutama  W Fausett 2 11 1546X Baquero (23) A Donnelly  S Phelan   4 75484 Pocket Miss (4) W Fausett  P Butcher  12 35425 English Rose (24) T Herlihy  T Herlihy   5 32877 Drizella (5) M Berger  G Smith 3 13 X6731 Double O Heaven (25) S Reid  Z Butcher   6 72778 Garta (6) R Dunn    7 Simon (7) T Vince  J MacKinnon (J) 6:39pm DAWN BALLE MEMORIAL TROT $14,500, 3YO+  1  8 08254 Make Way (8) R Green  Z Butcher opt 503 R50–R62 DiscrHcp, 2700m   Barrier   1 44034 Prince George (1) J MacKinnon  J MacKinnon (J)   9 24334 Rock N Shard (21) A Donnelly  S Phelan 4  2 64252 Jomo (2) J Robinson  J Robinson  10 23X92 Madam Secretary (22) T Herlihy  S Abernethy   3 09857 Franco Nadal (3) J Stevens  P Ferguson  11 Like A Wildfire (23) Wallis/Hackett  T Mitchell   4 54140 Jansson (4) Wallis/Hackett  2 12 3 Mr Yips (24) T Herlihy  T Mitchell  T Herlihy   5 3P614 Flying Taine (5) N Chilcott  D Ferguson (J)  13 422 Glenn Ford (25) P & V Blanchard  D Butcher 5:39pm opt 501






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Winton Harness

Tomorrow at Central Southland Raceway


May 12, 2018

A Milne 11:27am WINTON NEW WORLD SUPERMARKET TROT   6 22315 Miss Bamboocha (6) C Laurenson  S Tomlinson (J) opt 711 $9,000, NON-WINNERS 2YO+, 2400m   7 09006 Barham Belle (7) R Hanson  3  8 13622 Zoned Scarlett (8) B Williamson  M Anderson (J) PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver  M Parker (J)   1 79 Super Fast Pat (1) L Pearson  B Barclay   9 80546 Ambro Ameigo (9) K O'Connor  B Barclay 1  2 8202 Superfast Ninja (2) B White  B Orange  10 30209 Moniburns (10) P Ellis  K Larsen 2  3 259 Tolkien (3) K Larsen  K Larsen  11 0X896 Topnotch Eagle (11) L Veint  K Franks 4  4 54427 Pegasus Hanover (4) O Lawrence  R McIlwrick  12 070X9 The Badger (u1) K Franks  C Faithful (J)   5 800 Wee Man Trouble (5) P Ellis  D Dunn  13 L49X7 Sin Bin (u2) Cox/McGrannachan  3  6 3 Riteur (6) P Williamson  M Williamson 12:47pm TIM VINCE SUPPORTING JNR DRIVERS PACE $9,000, 4YO+   7 070 Our Emirate (7) L Bond  B Williamson opt 714 Up–& incl. R55, with cond. JUN.D, 2400m   About Last Night (8) S Clarke  H Clarke (J)  2  1 07344 Canardly Remember (1) B Shirley  M Hurrell (J)  8 07060 Barrier 3  2 26086 Kagee VC (2) D McLachlan  E Barron (J)   9 84004 Thunder Buddy (21) B C Wallace  A Beck  1  3 64463 Gotta Good Looker (3) A Paisley  K McNaught (J) 11:52am LAMB & CATTLE GRAZIERS MOBILE PACE   4 23190 Elva Jaccka (4) B Gray  M Anderson (J) opt 712 $8,000, 3YO+ R40 to R49 MOB. PACE, 2400m   5 30207 The Bull Pen (5) B McIntyre  M Parker (J) 4  1 30443 Ideal Conquest (1) B Gray  B Barclay   6 74078 My Georgie Boy (6) P Hunter  S Tomlinson (J)   2 87694 Man I’m Good (2) A Kyle  A Kyle  4  Misty Memory (7) H Hunter  C Purvis (J)  7 83504 Barrier   3 63699 Repartee (3) K & J Price  A Beck    4 35790 Martin McGuinness (4) L Bond  M Williamson 1:19pm MARSHALL INDUSTRIES/FARM MACHINERY MOBILE PACE   5 30009 Bold Ruler (5) P Hunter  P Hunter opt 715 $8,000, 3YO+ R50 to R53 MOB. PACE, 2400m 3  6 05200 Double Rainbow (6) P Ellis  D Dunn  3  1 20002 Loma Jaccka (1) B Gray  B Barclay 2  7 96664 Iwanadancewitsumbody (7) H Hunter  K Larsen  2  2 53463 Franco Huntington (2) D McLachlan  S Walkinshaw 1  8 59251 Cast A Shadow (8) B Nicol  M Hurrell (J)   3 9X180 Go Getta (3) B Norman   R McIlwrick  Barrier   4 76774 Ideal Breeze (4) D Baynes  A Beck 12:17pm MURRAY GRAY MEMORIAL TROT  4  5 18935 Magnetic Watch (5) R Swain  B Orange opt 713 $9,000, 3YO+ Up–& including R55, 2400m   6 29420 Ansett Flight (6) P Hunter  P Hunter 1  1 13 Humble Ladd (1) P Williamson  P Williamson   7 6831P Whata Razzle Dazzle (7) B Norman  M Williamson 4  2 30763 Whatasista (2) C McLeod  M Hurrell (J)   8 01146 Tact Maggie (8) T Proctor  S Tomlinson (J)    3 37590 Nottingham K Two (3) G Orr  H Hunter  Barrier   4 92478 Grace O’Malley (4) C Thomas  P Hunter   9 09P15 Eastwood Chieftain (21) M Saunders  M Hurrell (J) 2  5 34334 Scarlett Lane (5) N Williamson  1 10 42321 Easton Foxglove (22) B Norman  C Purvis (J)  D Dunn





Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1193m; Weather: Few Showers.

 14 1 15 3 16 2 17

75411 Sundons Wish (1) I Jamieson  16411 Habibi Inta (2) P Nairn  53886 Destiny Jones (1) D Hunter  95552 Monty Python (2) P Williamson 

D Dunn B Orange J W Cox M Williamson


1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 8-9-10 2-3-4-5, 7-8-9-10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 5-6-7-8-9-10

 5 26211 McLovin (1) R Jenkins  2  A Lethaby   6 32073 Jen Jaccka (2) P Williamson  M Williamson 4  7 01806 Gee Up Neddy (3) L Jones  C Jones (J) 8:07pm NEVELE R FILLIES SERIES FINAL (MOBILE PACE)  J W Cox opt 806 $140,000, 3YO Fillies MOB. PACE, 1950m   8 10450 BD Khaosan (4) T Bagrie  1  9 23831 Le Lievre’s Gift (u1) J Curtin  J Curtin 2  1 14311 Bettor Joy (1) C Dalgety  D Dunn   10 41419 Monkey’s Way (u1) J Aarts  R Close 0 2 62178 Come Dance With Me (2) M Kerr  S Ottley   3 23132 Gold Orchid (3) T Herlihy  J Curtin  11 X07X0 Sunny Ruby (1) S Smolenski    4 22111 Dibaba (4) T & G Chmiel  T Chmiel 9:37pm CANTERBURY COPY SERVICE PACE $20,000, 3YO+ 1  5 41211 Elle Mac (5) Purdon/Rasmussen  N Rasmussen opt 809 Up–& including R80, 1950m 0 6 60458 Comfortably Numb (6) B Ward  M Williamson   1 57031 Molly Sims (1) A Shutkowski  T Chmiel   7 122P3 Lady Chatto (7) Butt/Cox  K Butt (J)   2 14022 Hail Christian (2) P Court  B Orange   8 37254 Bettor Trix (8) Purdon/Rasmussen  M Purdon  2  3 8X141 Tennyson Bromac (3) Purdon/Rasmussen  T Williams   Feel The Money (9) R Dunn  M Anderson (J)   4 564X2 Donegal Carrickfin (4) D Broadhurst  G O'Reilly  9 37261 Barrier    5 78334 Shezza GNP (5) K & T Barron  J Curtin 4 10 25855 Dizzy Miss Lizzy (21) N McGrath  B Orange 3  6 13082 Mighty Santana (6) J Hay  J Hay  11 90457 Anytime (22) R Dunn  C D Thornley   7 25511 Gunpowder (7) P Robertson  R May  12 50872 De Lancome (23) R Dunn  J Dunn   8 15116 Bettor’s Heart (8) P Bagrie  D Dunn  13 66116 Samskara (24) N McGrath  R May 4  Billy Badger (9) R Dunn  J Dunn  14 49038 Lilac Star (25) D Taylor   9 43122 Barrier C Markham  3 15 32122 Delight In Me (26) Purdon/Rasmussen  T Williams  10 73321 Swamp Major (21) R Todd  S Ottley 1 11 64511 Queen Bee Bardon (22) B Waldron  C D Thornley 8:37pm PIAZZA D’ORO ESPRESSO MOBILE PACE  M Williamson opt 807 $20,000, 3YO+ FFA MOB. PACE, 1950m  12 38599 Ultimate Desire (23) B Weaver    1 71375 Franco Tristan (1) S McRae  C D Thornley 10:05pm LINDAUER SERVED AT SPECTATORS PACE $20,000,   2 92327 Tiger Thompson (2) B Mowbray  M Williamson opt 810 2YO+ R40–R53, 1950m 3  3 13311 Sheriff (3) N McGrath  B Orange   1 00608 Bird Of Paradise (1) B Ward  M Williamson   4 12912 C A Penny (4) A Shutkowski  J Curtin 1  2 4 Extreme Stride (2) C Dalgety  D Dunn 2  5 16423 Pat’s Delight (5) C Dalgety  D Dunn 3   3 76447 Shardan Suzie (3) C McDowell  L O'Reilly   6 X1213 Sicario (6) Purdon/Rasmussen  M Purdon   4 56710 Tuapeka Trick (4) R Dunn  J Dunn   7 23746 Delishka (7) B Mowbray  S Ottley 4  5 41666 Motu Bettor Be Quick (5) S Adlam  R May 4  8 48363 Bonnie Joan (8) C Dalgety  R May   6 7349X Paravani (6) J Curtin  J Curtin 1  9 15111 Alta Orlando (u1) R Dunn  J Dunn     7 26804 Rah De Rah (7) Butt/Cox  J W Cox Barrier 2  8 30643 The Director (8) P Bagrie  T Williams 9:07pm CAVFIELDS FOODS CORPORATION TROT $20,000, R60   9 84965 Scotlynn Justis (9) D Taylor  C DeFilippi & faster DiscrHcp, 2600m   opt 808 Barrier     1 41379 Ruthless Kayla (1) K Fairbairn  10 053X0 The Golden Boy (21) R Holmes  R Holmes J Morrison (J) 3  2 X1271 Rum In The Sun (2) M Palermo  K Butt (J)  11 38077 Mighty American (22) K & T Barron  B Orange   3 01421 The Bloss (3) B Borcoskie  C D Thornley B Borcoskie  12 0X130 Dynamo (23) J McDermott   13   4 32210 Diana Harbour (4) J Harrington  Emira SCRATCHED B Orange 






Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Right-handed; Length: 1006m; Weather: Rain. 8:18pm 506


 1   2 4  3   4   5   6   7 2  8   9  10  11 1 12 3 13



$17,000, R65 to R92 DiscrHcp TROT, 2700m

Magnafique 29673 Tereskova (1) L Chin  14214 Billy At Salsa (u1) Wallis/Hackett  38138 Geena’s Success (1) Wallis/Hackett  64P00 George (2) G Noakes  95804 Charlemagne (3) C Butler  36368 KD Hall (u1) T Vince  87120 Sertorius (u2) J & J Dickie  41851 Sol Invictus (u3) J Abernethy  00500 Realmein (1) M Pemberton  44727 C K Spur (2) J & J Dickie  93539 War Machine (u1) T Stratford  52419 Sunset Peak (u2) D Butcher 

SCRATCHED L Chin M Wallis M McKendry G Noakes K Marshall J MacKinnon (J) J I Dickie J Abernethy M Pemberton T Herlihy T Mitchell D Butcher


  4 4  5 3  6 2  7 1   8    9

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 8-9-10 2-3-4-5, 7-8-9-10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 5-6-7-8-9-10

22456 Aoraki (4) R Paynter  22091 Safrakova (5) L Chin  20221 Sex On Fire (6) J & J Dickie  06313 Monaro Mia (7) N Chilcott  1192P Girls On Film (8) J & J Dickie  Barrier

1404P Luck Of The Moment (21) P & V Blanchard 

9:49pm 509


S Phelan L Chin T Herlihy S Abernethy J I Dickie


D Butcher

$20,000, R60 & faster F&M DiscrHcp, 2700m

  1 56424 Queen Lostris (1) T Herlihy  T Herlihy   2 32677 American Empress (2) J Young  S Abernethy 3  3 11142 Delight My Soul (1) R Green  D Butcher   4 41372 Step Up (1) S Telfer  B Butcher (J) 2  5 03518 American Tart (1) R Dunn  G Smith 8:48pm BALLE BROS PACE $14,500, 2YO+  1  6 33152 Utmost Delight (2) S Reid  Z Butcher opt 507 R57–R61, 2200m  4  7 61290 Seaswift Joy (3) J Stormont  J Stormont 2  1 9129X Jack Nicholson (1) Cooney/Hopkins  T Cameron (J)    2 73971 Magical Miss (2) S Phelan  S Phelan 10:15pm JARVIS TROT $12,000, 3YO+, NON-WINNERS 4  3 66143 Lincoln Road (3) R Green  Z Butcher opt 510 & Up–R49 with cond. SpecHcp, 2200m 1  4 12732 Beaudiene Western (4) R Green  D Butcher  3  1 86750 Awhi Mai (1) Hollis/Robertson  T Mitchell  5  Shanway SCRATCHED   2 08400 Tobruk (2) Wallis/Hackett  M Wallis   6 2215 Red Reactor (5) M McKendry  M McKendry  1  3 24322 Show Of Faith (3) P & V Blanchard  P Ferguson   Poppy Drayton (6) A Donnelly  T Herlihy   4 My Royal Roxy (4) I Brownlee  S Lawson  7 11442 Barrier    5 6PX Miss Blissful (5) M Berger  P Butcher  8  The Lone Ranger SCRATCHED  2  6 Agostini (u1) P & V Blanchard  Z Butcher 3  9 43243 Parker (21) S Telfer  B Butcher (J)   7 Here We Are SCRATCHED  10  Cowboys N Indians SCRATCHED   8 99990 Mon Archie Way (1) G Noakes  G Noakes  11  Robb Stark SCRATCHED   9 6005P Anzac (2) S Cornwall  S Cornwall B Butcher (J) 9:17pm HARAS DES TROTTEURS NORTHERN OAKS MOBILE TROT  10 06878 Mr Natural (3) G Noakes  B Hackett $30,000, 3YO Fillies MOB. TROT, 2200m  11 31275 Monarchy Invasion (1) Wallis/Hackett  opt 508   1 223P7 Caroline Wozniacki (1) J Abernethy  J Abernethy  12 29000 Swinging (2) T Vince  T Herlihy   2 6X8P Savitskaya (2) L Chin  K Marshall  13 05689 Dauntless (3) Ted & Brett Edwards  B Edwards   3 98900 Brooks Belle (3) J Abernethy  4 14 705X5 Speedy Lavros (u1) S Argue  T Mitchell  S Argue




Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1407m; Weather: Few Showers 1:54pm 716


 1 3    2   3   4   5   6 4   7   8   9 1 10 2 11  12



59348 Bettors Atom (1) M Horton  20869 I’mallaboutthebase (2) S Baucke  60677 Shindal (3) S Lock  00406 Razcal Alley (4) D McLachlan  0085 Doubt Me Not (5) D McLachlan  69300 Fleur Galleon (6) S Lock  66440 Theodora Hope (7) A Paisley  Barrier

Bettor Rock Again 00 Rakagem (21) C Barron  60002 Complete Package (22) B Gray  83073 Betstars Blue Jean (23) M Saunders  89079 Pete’s Dash (24) S Clarke 

S Tomlinson (J) C Ferguson M Hurrell (J) S Walkinshaw B Williamson M Williamson A Beck SCRATCHED B Orange B Barclay D Dunn S Clarke


 5 2  4  6   7 3   8    9

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 8-9-10 2-3-4-5, 7-8-9-10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 5-6-7-8-9-10

44238 Jody Direen (5) T Stratford  15528 Bettor Enforce (6) A Beck  63408 Southbound Train (7) G Gibson-Smith  28841 Alta Shelby (8) M Kerr  Barrier

84504 Tiziano (21) H Hunter 

3:45pm opt 719


M Anderson (J) A Beck R Swain D Dunn M Williamson


$12,000, R64 to R83 MOB. PACE, 2400m

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Friday, May 11, 2018

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Lots to like about Longford Connections of Longford are bullish about the bargain buy’s prospects at Ashburton today. The four-year-old has prospered since moving south and he will be chasing the third win of his preparation in the Matt Smith Construction Rating 75 1600m. “To me he should be winning. “The only concern I have is that it’s his seventh run this campaign but he’s working well and the track will be to his liking,” cotrainer Richard Didham said. Longford won once from 12 starts from the Cambridge stable of Stephen Marsh before his move to Riccarton. “We paid $1800 for him off Gavelhouse and he’s now won and placed on a Premier day so we’re more than pleased with him,” Didham said. “We picked up a steal and syndicated him and we think he’ll keep going on with it.” Longford finished fourth at Riccarton at his latest appearance and Didham said the return to a mile would be more to the Cecconi gelding’s liking. “We made a bit of a blue dropping him back to 1400m and they went slowly and when they took off he got left a bit flat-footed. “He’s done well since and we’re really happy with him.” A course and distance winner at Ashburton in March, Longford subsequently won at Riccarton and then finished third behind Euphoria and the stakes winner Residential. - NZME

Hurdles confirmed

Longford is no stranger to the winning post on the Ashburton track.

Trotters’ Derby at Menangle. “We’re confident he’ll be right this week. “We’d been a bit behind with him going into Kilmore and he needed the run. It’ll bring him along nicely for Menangle,” Alford said. Wobelee is the Aussie TAB’s $1.80 favourite from gate six against a field lacking any real star power at Menangle. “There’s a group of locals, who don’t usually measure up, and Wobelee has had the measure of the other Victorians headed by One Muscle Hill,” Alford said.

Speculation emerged after Wobelee’s first-up defeat that the Jewels trip could be in jeopardy, but Alford quickly dismissed it. “Nothing has changed. “He’s going across. We’ve got everything in place,” Alford said. “He’s got the race in Sydney this week, comes home and then the plan goes to Auckland the Thursday before the Jewels.” Alford’s commitment with Wobelee at Menangle means he will again miss driving one of his favourites, champion old-timer Lennytheshark, at Cranbourne on Saturday night.

Lennytheshark returned from a break with an epic second after doing all the work behind muchimproved stablemate Im The Boss in the Shepparton Cup on April 28. David Aiken drove him at Shepparton and is expected to take the reins again from gate seven against a moderate bunch at Cranbourne. The race is sure to help shape Aiken’s mind around a possible Sydney trip for next month’s Len Smith Mile and even a Queensland Winter Carnival raid. - HRNZ


Cup hope chasing major pedigree update Emerging stayer Blue Breeze will do his family proud if he can produce another special performance tomorrow. The four-year-old is in hot form with an emphatic last-start win at Pukekohe in his open class debut off the back of a Rating 75 success at Te Aroha. Blue Breeze, who was bred by co-owner Tony Gavigan, will face his toughest test this weekend when he steps out in the Gr.3 Campbell Infrastructure Rotorua Cup (2200m). “I was going to tip him out be-

A bold second-up showing is expected from Mr Conductor at Ashburton today. The five-year-old recently resumed with a third at Marlborough and trainer Danny Crozier said the horse has trained on particularly well. “He hadn’t run for three months and that run has topped him off nicely, he’ll strip a lot fitter.” Mr Conductor will again be ridden by jockeys’ premiership leader Samantha Collett in The Hanley Formula Autumn Sprint Qualifier (1200m). Crozier is also expecting Damanaka to go close to breaking his maiden. - NZME

The Auckland Trotting Club is taking a dramatic approach to becoming the country’s premier harness racing club – by turning every race night into a premier meeting. In it’s largest stakes increase yet the ATC will boost stakes for all meetings next year to be at what is now the premier level, an increase of $40,000 per meeting. At the moment in New Zealand premier meetings have minimum $20,000 stakes and from next March that will be the average stake at Alexandra Park for all meetings. - HRNZ

Wobele still on target for Jewels tilt A shock first-up defeat has only fuelled Chris Alford’s desire to not only tackle the Harness Jewels, but win it with his superstar young trotter Wobelee. Wobelee’s 12-race winning streak came to an end when he found the lead early, but could not hold-off the winning sprint lane burst of former Kiwi trotter Scallywag Sam at Kilmore last Friday night. It wasn’t the lead-up fans expected going to Sydney for Saturday night’s $40,000 Group 1 NSW

Conductor in tune

Every one a premier


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fore Te Aroha and then he won and we took his blood after that and it was better than before,” trainer Allan Morley said. “We decided to go to Pukekohe and he went and won by five and a-half lengths. “We took another blood and it was good so we thought we should have one more go at Rotorua. If he can run in the first three or four it will be great for Tony, who owns the broodmare, and this one is her first foal. “He’s working well, at the moment he’s bouncing around.” The winner of three of his 13

starts, Blue Breeze originally arrived at Morley’s stable on veterinary advice. “I’m a blacksmith and farrier by trade and work with vets and they advised Tony to send him to me to a smaller stable,” he said. “He’s a Christmas foal and took a long time to develop. He’s growing all the time and he could be a Counties Cup and Avondale Cup horse next season. “Training has always fascinated me. I’ve got two in work and one just broken in so I’d welcome a couple more.” - NZME

Trainers Mick Brown and Sue Thompson will persevere with the unpredictable Zed Leppelin in a jumping role. “You can catch him once and then the next time he’ll disappoint you,” Brown said. Zed Lepellin was in the right mood on the flat at Woodville yesterday when he led all the way to win the Auction Online Now Jumpers’ Highweight. - NZME

4YO up for Rotorua Cossastock is in good shape to resume his New Zealand career. The son of Tavistock will step out in the Craig Thom Memorial 1215m at Rotorua tomorrow in the hands of Maija Vance. “Maija won on him at the trials and the horse has come back well from Australia,” trainer Andrew Campbell said. He prepared the four-year-old to run second on debut at Awapuni last season before the gelding joined the Cranbourne stable of Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young.- NZME

A stayer to watch The lightly-raced Zedac looks a likely prospect to make his mark in better staying company following his tidy performance to win at Woodville yesterday. Trained by Fraser Auret, the six-year-old has now won twice from a handful of starts and claimed the Hewitt 2100m after a resuming fourth seven days ago. “It was quite sticky there and took his sprint away,” Auret said. “He’s not the type of Zed that likes wetter tracks so I was keen to back him up here when I saw it was a Dead 5.” - NZME

Brisbane beckoning

Trainer Allan Morley

John Bary pulls no punches when he says Miss Wilson is far from her best on heavy tracks. But the Hastings trainer has revealed the laststart Group One winner could yet go two further starts deeper into the season. Bary has the Richard and Liz Wood-bred and raced Miss Wilson slated for tomorrow’s Rotorua Stakes and is keen for her to race, within reason. - NMZE

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Friday, May 11, 2018

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Hampstead eyes silverware By Erin TaskEr

If Hampstead can maintain their winning form for the next week they could claim Mid/South Canterbury senior women’s hockey’s first silverware of the season. Hampstead are one of two unbeaten teams in the competition so far, with two wins and a draw under their belts, and a further win over Craighead in Ashburton tomorrow would set up a tantalising mid-week clash next week. Cambridge is the only other unbeaten team in the competition so far. Hampstead were due to play them a few weeks ago, but the game got rained out. It was rescheduled for next Wednesday night. “If we can beat Craighead it will be all on that game with Cambridge,” Hampstead coach Rex Turnbull said. By all, he means the season’s first trophy – the Mary Smith Trophy – and Hampstead would dearly like to start the season with a win. Last year they were hoping to finish the season on a high, but fell agonisingly short, going down to Timaru Girls’ High School in a penalty shoot-out in the final. Cambridge will put up a fight next week though. They were a strong team, as Mid Canterbury’s other senior women’s team – Hampstead/Collegians – will find out when they play them in Ashburton tomorrow. Hampstead/Collegians head into that match off the back of a 8-2 loss to Hampstead, where they let in four late goals, and coach Karen McIntyre said her team would need to play hard to the final whistle to be in with a shot. “They are a very capable young team, so they just need to put it together on the field for the whole game,” McIntyre said. That game follows Hampstead’s, meaning they’ll be able to stick around to watch and see just what will be waiting for them

Bennett well-placed George Bennett had two reasons to celebrate when he crossed the line on stage five of the Giro d’Italia. First and foremost, his arm was raised in triumph for his team-mate, Enrico Battaglin, who sprinted away from Giovanni Visconti to claim the stage victory – the third in his Giro career. But indeed, Bennett could be happy with his performance too, crossing the line in 13th to move into the top 20 in the general classification. Bennett, who rode safely at the front throughout to remain 56 seconds down on Dennis. - NZME

Luke endorses Maguire Issac Luke’s first dealings with Michael Maguire left the veteran NRL hooker almost speechless. The pair came to know each other well at South Sydney, leaving Luke convinced the New Zealand Rugby League has the right man to coach the Kiwis. Warriors rake Luke reckons his time under Maguire was the most formative of his career as he rocketed in status, becoming one of the NRL’s premier players. - NZME

Merrin a starter Penrith coach Anthony Griffin has confirmed Trent Merrin will play against Newcastle tonight despite suffering a compound dislocation of his finger last week. Talented youngster Jarome Luai will also be making his NRL debut off the bench, becoming the fifth rookie to be blooded by the Panthers during their current extensive injury crisis. - AAP

Pay to bite tongue

Hampstead will play two games in the space of four days, starting with Craighead in Ashburton tomorrow. in Timaru on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, in the senior men’s competition, Wakanui also play Cambridge. Wakanui – Mid Canterbury’s sole senior men’s side in the Mid/ South Canterbury competition – head into the clash from a week

off. Due to duck shooting, their game last weekend was rescheduled for earlier in the season. After finishing dead last in 2017, Wakanui had made a much improved start to 2018, winning two of their three games so far. All three games will be played

at the Ashburton hockey turf, with Hampstead kicking the day off against Craighead at 1.20pm, followed by the Hampstead/Collegians versus Cambridge game at 3pm, and Wakanui and Cambridge’s mens’ sides playing at 5pm.

Canterbury coach Dean Pay admits he needs to be more selective with what he says following NRL matches after being whacked with a $25,000 fine for attacking NRL referees. The club has until Monday to decide whether to appeal the breach notice, and Pay has left chief executive Andrew Hill to make the call. “From where I stand, I just need to be a little bit more selective with what I say after press conferences. There’s a lot of emotion after a game but what it is is what it is,” Pay said on yesterday. - NZME

Focus on the Raiders

Stableford Round played at Denfield Golf Course 41 K. McStay, G. Lane and A. Rushton; 40 B. Sivier. N. Collins; 39 B. Goodrich; 38 D. Bruce, G. McEvoy, D. Tilson; 37 T. Watson, L. Linton. Two’s: G. Sparrow 2x.

Championship 2nd Qualifying Round – Medal 7 Ringers – Longest Drive Gary Hunt 73 – 12 – 61, Neil Allen 101 - 34 – 67, Phil Dolan 94- 26 – 68, Dave Whittaker 79- 11 – 68, John McBeath 76 – 8 – 68 Longest Drive: Senior – Dave Whittaker, Intermediate- John Stara, Junior A – Willy Pearce, Junior B- Phil Vanderweg Nearest the Pins: 8 & 17 Symon Restieaux, 6 Mark Hutchins, 15 John Stara, 2nd Shot No 9 Ross Moore, 3rd Shot No 9 Seamus Smyth Medals: Senior Gary Hunt 61, Intermediate John Stara 69, Junior A Phil Dolan 68, Junior B Neil Allen 67 Two’s: Gary Hunt, Tony Hurst, Dave Whittaker, Symon Restieaux

Mayfield Ladies Golf

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May 8 Stableford Round; Sue Graham 39, Christine Ross 33, Margaret Read 32, AnneMarie Blair 32. Hastings McLeod Property Brokers Marilyn Cross 2nd Shot 2&11; 0-29 Anne-Marie Blair, 30+ Margaret Read. Sim’s Bakery Nearest Pin No 5; Christine Ross, No14; Margaret Read. Player of the Day; Sue Graham.

May 6 Women’s Golf Club 2BBB + Gross Cup Tournament Silver 0 – 18.0, Catherine Knight (Ashburton) 76, Bronze 1 – 18.1 – 24.0 Teresa Booker (Rakaia) 93, Bronze 2 24.1 – 40.4 June Steenson (Tinwald) 105. 2BBB 1st Sue Newman and Jo Peacock (Tinwald) 64, 2nd Teresa Booker and Jo Johnson (Rakaia) 66, 3rd Barb MacGregor and June Steenson (Tinwald) 68 c/b, 4th Helen Rapsey and Juliet McLeod (Mayfield) 68, 5th

RESULTS ■ Golf Ashburton County Veterans’ Golf Association

Rakaia Golf Club May 5 Men’s Division

Maree Moore and Diana Wellman (Tinwald) 69 c/b, 6th Mary-Lou Watson and Sharon Bradford (Ashburton) 69. Nearest the Pin: #2 (2nd Shot Silver & B1) June Bruhns, #6 Leen Bell, #12 Tania Wilson, #16 (2nd Shot B2) Helen Rapsey. 2’s Mary-Lou Watson, Jo Johnson, Tania Wilson, June Bruhns. May 1 LGU Silver: Leen Bell 94-17-77, Bronze 1: Maxine Whiting 98-23-75, Bronze 2: Maree Moore 107-32-75. May 8 Medal Silver: Leen Bell 94-17-77, Bronze 1: June Steenson 98-26-72, Bronze 2: Barb Cochrane 106-31-75. Nearest the Pin: Murray Young Property Broker #2 Mara Kennedy, Sims Bakery #6 June Steenson, Mac & Maggie #12 Di Bell, Outdoor Adventure #16 Marion Oakley. Longest Putt #18 Val Prendergast 9 Hole Competition Stableford Deb Ellery 18 Longest Putt #9 Cath Carr

■ Shooting Target shooting Coronation: Steve McArthur 97.5, Coby

Snowden 92.1, Keith Bonnington 94.3, Sarah Clifford 95.4, Emma Smith 94.3, Shirley Herridge 93.2, Michaela Smith 98.8, T.J. Stewart 96.2, Nick Stewart 97.5, Nina Mckenzie 93.2, Bryan Hunter 90.1, Sandy Bennett 95.3, Colin Taylor 91.2, Bill Rankin 94.2. Phoenix: From a rest: John Skevington 93.1(P.B.) Phoebe McKenzie 89.1, Liam Taylor 84.2, Josiah Harris 85.2, Shikayla Huchinson 83.0, Eliza McKenzie 83.0, Max Lambert-Lane 92.2, Lexus Ryan 85.1, Adam Hall 83.1, Sam Hall 84.1, Rachel Lyon 78.0, Mitchell Taylor 93.3(P.B.) Amelia Swan 89.1, Ashlein Lyttle 74.0, McLeod Sherrot 80.0, Connor Lyttle 88.3, Josiah Harris 81.0, Harrison McKee 82.1, Max Lambert-Lane 87.1, Lexus Ryan 90.4(P.B.) Andy McKee 83.0, 82.0, Jack Jones 93.2, Neal Sherrot 87.1, Leigh Lyttle 97.4(P.B.) Heath Lyttle 89.2, Amelia Swan 85.1,Olivia Pearce 82.1, Matthew Binnie 78.0, Harrison McKee 84.1, Recently from rest to sling: Brontson Cudmore 78.0, Hiromi Horsley 78.1, Susan Peattie 86.1, Jacob 89.4, Richard Pearce 93.5, Michael Harris 86.0, Aimee Harris 84.0, Morgan Smith 95.2, Charlotte NcKenzie 79.1, Tim Ryan 93.3, FionacFall 86.1, Graeme Erskine 85.0,Johnny Moore 84.0, Ben Thomas 90.2.

Canberra young gun Nick Cotric isn’t letting himself think too far ahead about a potential State of Origin debut. The 19-year-old winger is a strong chance to picked by NSW coach Brad Fittler for the series opener at the MCG on June 6 after a blazing start to his NRL career. While a berth in the Blues’ squad would make a “big dream” come true, the modest Cotric says his focus had been completely on playing with the Raiders. - AAP

Interchange on agenda Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary believes that there is a strong appetite for reducing the number of interchanges for the second time in three years, but is unsure if it will result in a decrease in injuries. Cleary will form part of the NRL competition committee that will meet today, with the possibility of cutting the substitutions from eight to six high on the agenda. - AAP


Friday, May 11, 2018

In brief


Combined on right track By Erin TaskEr

They may have started rugby’s 2018 UC Championship with a 65-28 loss, but the coach of this year’s Mid Canterbury Combined side wasn’t disappointed. In fact, he was pretty happy with how his young new side fared in an away game to a side that is likely to be one of this season’s top contenders in the Crusaders zone secondary school’s rugby competition, Marlborough Boys’ College. The story that the final scoreline didn’t tell, was that Mid Canterbury actually led 28-17 at half time, coach Blair O’Donnell said. “Just something happened in that second half that we can’t explain,” O’Donnell said. Part of it was a lack of depth off the bench. The Mid Canterbury Combined side lost a lot of players this season, some to clubs and a couple who got scholarships to Christchurch schools. That meant the side was largely made up of year 11 and 12 students, and some had only been playing for a couple of years. But, the players they did have were committed, and a pleasure to coach, O’Donnell said. “I’ve never met such a great bunch of guys to coach. “These guys are just amazing guys and they are really just going to get better as they go down the track,” O’Donnell said. “I believe in them and I think they will start ticking off a few teams in the same boat as us.” Mid Canterbury scored four good team tries in the first half against Marlborough which gained them a valuable bonus point which set them on the right track to their goal of a top eight finish in this year’s competition.

Moody back in pack All Blacks strongman Joe Moody will make his first appearance of the Super Rugby season after being named to start for the Crusaders against the Waratahs. The seasoned loosehead prop is one of six starting changes made by the defending champions from the side that overwhelmed the Melbourne Rebels 55-10, three of them are in the front row. The most notable Crusaders backline omission is rested All Blacks midfield back Ryan Crotty. - AAP

Shields gets release New Zealand Rugby has decided it will, by special exception, release Hurricanes loose forward Brad Shields from the obligations of his contract, to be available for selection for England next month. New Zealand Rugby Head of Professional Rugby Chris Lendrum said while NZR believed there were clear legal grounds to decline a release request made by Shields’ agent, NZR considered the exceptional circumstances in this case.

No Blues for Carlos

Joe Todhunter leading the charge for the Mid Canterbury Combined side. “We were blown away because that was one of the toughest teams we’ll probably play this year,” O’Donnell said. “Our boys played their hearts out in the first half. “They did everything I could have asked from them, it was just the perfect performance.

“So we are looking at getting better and better as we go along. “We were disappointed with the end result but the way they played in the first half, that outweighed the final result.” Tomorrow Mid Canterbury Combined have got their first home game of the competition,

against Waimea Combined, a side which O’Donnell said was in a similar boat to his. They started their season with a 44-10 loss to St Thomas of Canterbury. The game will kick off at the Ashburton College field tomorrow at midday.


Sporting excellence in the spotlight Sporting excellence will be recognised tonight at the Mid Canterbury Sports Awards at the Hotel Ashburton. The annual event, which brings together many of Mid Canterbury’s shining stars on the sporting stage for a night of celebration, will see a raft of people awarded for their efforts in sporting endeavours over the past 12 months. Nominations for this year’s awards are down on what they were 12 months ago, but strong numbers in the Junior Sportsperson category are a positive sign toward the future. For the first year a Masters division has been introduced to recognise the efforts of those competing in Masters events around the country, as they grow in stature and prestige.

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Rowing will again be expected to be a major player in the night’s proceedings with some strong nominations, but there’s a good variety of sport throughout the night with more than the odd category expected to go right down to the wire. The title for senior sportsperson of the year, in particular, will be a photo finish. Commonwealth Games shooter John Snowden takes on rowing dynamo Veronica Wall, equestrian rising star Lucinda Askin and rugby league’s Devaun Thompson. As well as the voted categories, awards will be made to six volunteers for their services to sport and the Robilliard Trophy which is awarded for services to sport is announced on the night as well. Former Black Cap Nathan Mc-

Cullum is the night’s guest speaker and has also accepted the role of MC for the evening’s festivities. The Nominees

Athletes With A Disability: Special Olympics Swimming Team. Coach Of The Year: Shane Jones & Steve McArthur Official Of The Year: Junior – Jacob Gray. Senior – Kevin Opele. All Rounder Sports Person: Male — Matthew Clough. Female – Brea Roderick, Sophie Adams

Junior Team Of The Year: Ashburton College Smallbore Shooting, Ashburton College/Mt Hutt College Combined Girls’ Rugby 1st XV, Waireka Croquet Club Golf Croquet Doubles, Ashburton College Under 18 Girls Quadruple Coxed Sculls. Senior Team Of The Year: Methven Men’s Fours Bowls team, Mid Canterbury Browning Shield Tennis Junior Sportsperson Of The Year: Sophie Adams, Kyle Cabangun, Matthew Clough, Aidan Elvines, Brittany Fowler, Mollie Gibson, Haxby Hefford, Taonga Mbambo, Tessa McCann, Bree Middleton, Lanelle Millar McArthur, Brea Roderick, Isabella Roulston, Riley Sa, Ashlee Strawbridge, Chloe Ta Moananui. Senior Sportsperson Of The Year: Lucinda Askin, Veronica Wall, Devaun Thompson, John Snowden. Masters: Sue Lamb, Roger Paterson Volunteer: Michael Baker, Daniel Baker, Erin Connelly-Whyte, Helen Harnett, Rachel Law, Sally Rhodes.

Carlos Spencer always planned to return to the Blues, not the Hurricanes. Growing up it was different. Emerging through Horowhenua College in Levin, idolising Wellington and All Blacks wing Bernie Fraser, Spencer thought he would end up playing club rugby in the capital. One phone call from Sir Graham Henry swiftly altered that pathway. The rest, as they say, is history. Spencer went on to etch his name in Blues folklore, playing almost 100 matches. Spencer’s move to join the Hurricanes staff next year was a surprise. - NZME

Phipps gets a start Wallabies star Nick Phipps has regained the NSW Waratahs’ No.9 jumper for tomorrow’s Super Rugby showdown with the tabletopping Crusaders in Christchurch. Phipps replaces Jake Gordon for what will be the halfback’s first start in a tumultuous season dogged by injury and controversy. Coach Daryl Gibson said he always planned on rotating his halfbacks during NSW’s torrid four-game stretch of matches against New Zealand heavyweights. - AAP

Haylett-Petty injured Melbourne’s hopes of resurrecting their Super Rugby season have been dealt a blow with Wallabies back Dane Haylett-Petty joining injured Will Genia on the sidelines. Haylett-Petty has been troubled this season by concussion however he will miss Saturday night’s clash against the Brumbies with a neck injury. The Rebels expect him to be available for their next match and also for the Wallabies’ series against Ireland next month. - AAP

Force sign Thrush The Western Force have added a pinch of All Blacks power to their list, signing lock Jeremy Thrush for World Series Rugby. Thrush made 12 appearances for the All Blacks between 2013-15, earning man-ofthe-match honours in a win over Scotland in 2014. The 33-year-old made 110 appearances for the Hurricanes and has spent the past three years playing for Gloucester in the English Premiership. - AAP

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Celtics into finals With 2.4 seconds left and the Boston Celtics leading by two, Marcus Smart had a chance to clinch Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals yesterday and eliminate Philadelphia by making a pair of free throws. He missed the first. He could have made things more difficult for the 76ers by missing the second one on purpose, and forcing them to go the length of the court with the clock running. He chucked it against the rim; it went in. That gave the 76ers a chance to win with a desperation 3-pointer. The full-court inbounds pass went into the left corner, and who was there to intercept it, heaving it back into the air to run out the clock? To the surprise of no one in a Celtics uniform, it was Smart. “That’s a Marcus Smart sequence. “That just describes him so well,” guard Jaylen Brown said after Boston beat Philadelphia 114-112 yesterday to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year. “If it came down to one guy coming up with it, everybody’s got their money on Smart.” Jayson Tatum scored 25 points, Brown had 24 and Terry Rozier scored 17, sinking a pair of free throws to make it a four-point game with 9.8 seconds left after forcing Joel Embiid’s turnover. Al Horford added 15 points and eight rebounds for Boston. The Celtics will play Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year. Game 1 is Monday in Boston. It’s the Celtics’ first back-to-back trips to the conference finals since making it five straight times in the original Big Three era from 1984-88. “When you get here, you’re flattered by the thought of the Boston Celtics,” coach Brad Stevens said. “You realise if you’re going to break records here, you’re going to break bad ones. Because none of the good ones are reachable.” Embiid had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers, Dario Saric had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Ben Simmons added 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists. The 76ers rode The Process back into the playoffs for the first time since 2012, winning won 20 out of 21 games before Boston beat them three straight times to open the conference semi-finals. “The Process is never going to end,” Embiid said.


Marcus Smart in action. “This is a process to get to the playoffs, we did it. This was a process to get to the conference finals, we didn’t. “Next year, that’s our goal.” In a game that featured 21 lead changes – the most in the playoffs this year – the Celtics scored eight straight points in the final 1:37, taking the lead on Tatum’s layup with 23 seconds left. Embiid had a chance to tie it but he missed a heavily contested layup, failed to tip it back in and then grabbed that rebound, too. Rozier knocked the ball out of his hands, off his leg and out of bounds with 10.8 seconds left. “Just a championship play, that’s all,” said Rozier, who made a pair of free throws to make it 113-109 – eight straight points for Boston. J.J. Reddick’s 3-pointer cut the deficit to one, and then it was Smart’s turn. Coming off the bench, he had 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals. “He’s made for this,” Stevens said. “He’s made for these moments. We can go through the stat line all you want, but when your season’s on the line and you need to do really hard things, he can do really hard things.” - AP

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ACROSS 1. No felicitous state, though the peacekeepers seem pleased (7) 5. Clean sort of growth? (5) 8. One who’s slow to cover the pipes and drag him back (7) 9. Bid made of iron from France (5) 10. Friend who first split up the guard bit by bit (9) 12. Work unit formed in a later generation (3) 13. Tin horn I turn around (5) 17. Hindrance left scar, according to Red (3) 19. Hose the flowers, using gin perhaps inside (9) 21. Knock it back when a replacement is found for one in quiff (5) 22. What one gets back is old pennies: things are different now (7) 24. Send down – and out? (5) 25. Answers concerned with legal wrongs (7)



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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.

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ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): To display riches and titles with pride leads to downfall. But letting people know what you do isn’t about pride, it’s about making a sale. Ultimately you want to improve lives, which you can’t if you don’t get the sale. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Be comfortable and happy. The losses are temporary – so are the gains. If you rise high enough above the situation, you’ll notice that even the most permanent-seeming losses and gains are relatively insignificant. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): You will have absolutely no problem coming up with a new idea. The hardest part will be believing this, which you must. Otherwise it will be impossible to pry your mind from the old idea. Just let it go. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): You love to exceed expectations in all areas of life, but this is not only an unreasonable thing to ask of yourself, if you were to achieve it you’d annoy others. Success comes from choosing one area to master. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): Once you find what works, you do you really need to keep all the rest? You tell yourself that you’ll use it from time to time, but will you? You’re extremely efficient, after all. Maybe you should liberate the excess. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): There are doors in your mind that open into places you really don’t need to go. So if you find yourself standing on the threshold, your hand resting nonchalantly on the knob, think better of it. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): Make your goal public. This will be scary, mainly because it sets up some accountability that you’ll probably only appreciate when you finally make it to your goal. That’s the same reason it will be effective SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): You know what’s universally liked? Noting and no one. If it’s great, it’s attracting attention both positive and negative. So don’t read the comment section until you’ve executed your vision your way. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Before you extend a topic of conversation or post on a subject, you ask yourself how it’s going to impact others. Quite simply, if they’re not going to feel or be better for it, you’ll find another direction. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Today, the best way to deal with stress is to avoid it entirely. Consider building your day differently from the ground up so that you really don’t even have to participate in that stressful situation. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): You’ll enjoy imagining a fantasy future in vivid detail – the one you want, not one you don’t. Why would you make that mistake? Many do, but not you. Not today! PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): With all the choices out there, it would be wrong to assume others have the same influences as you. People who seem to have similar tastes and interests will surprise you with how varied their taste can be.

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DICKSON, Noeline Please note all late death (Mumsy) – notices or notices sent On May 9, 2018 at Ashburton. In her 95th year. outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to: Loved wife of the late Mo. Loving mother and mother-in- to ensure publication. law of Graeme and Kaye Dickson, Alan and Vinessa To place a notice during Dickson, Shirley and the late office hours please contact Alan Blenkinsopp. Loving us on 03 307 7900 Nan to John and Denise for more information Dickson, Julie and Pete Any queries Kahukiwa, Wayne and please contact Roberta Dickson, Sharon and 0800 Clive Stewart, Graeme and ASHBURTON Rochelle Dickson, Shawn (0800-274-287) Dickson, the late Aubrey Blenkinsopp, and Nicole and Todd Stephens. Loving great Nan to Sheydon, and Alister Dickson; Julie Anne, Orana, and Myer Kahukiwa; Jamie Lee, John, Tomecca, and Andrew BlenkinsoppStephens and Esta Anne Stewart. Loving great great Canterbury owned, locally operated Nan to Rory Doolan and Taylee BlenkinsoppPatersons Stephens. Special thanks to the staff at Coldstream House Funeral Services for their love, care and and Ashburton respect for Noeline. In our hearts forever. Crematorium Ltd May the sun rise up Office and Chapel to meet you and the wind be always Corner East & Cox at your back Streets, Ashburton the seas between us will never keep us apart. Until we meet again. Messages to 482 Frasers Road, RD 8, Ashburton 7778. To honour our Mum’s wishes we are holding a private family burial.









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MOORE, Robert James, (Bob) – On May 9, 2018. Peacefully at Rosebank Resthome, Ashburton. Aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of Joan and loved father and fatherin-law of Alastair and Madge, (UK) and Barbara (South Africa). Loved Grandad of Rob, (UK) and Julia and Donivan Wick (Auckland). Loved brother and brother-inlaw of the late George, and Nancy and Nola and the late Rod Aubrey. A loved Uncle of all his nieces and nephews. Messages to Moore family, PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at our Chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on MONDAY, May 14, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by private cremation.



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Television Friday, May 11, 2018


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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather, and information. 9am The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen DeGeneres brings her brand of humour to daytime talk. 0 10am Tipping Point 11am The Chase 0 Noon 1 News At Midday 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR 0 1pm Tiny House Nation 2pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3 0 3pm Tipping Point 4pm Te Karere 2 4:30 Funny You Should Ask Comedy game show featuring a panel of stand-up comedians who interact with contestants for prizes. 4:55 The Chase 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0


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6am Impact For Life 6:30 Sesame Street 0 6:55 Peppa Pig 0 7am Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks 3 0 7:25 Powerpuff Girls 3 0 7:50 Beyblade Burst Evolution 3 0 8:15 Art Attack 3 0 8:35 Sofia The First 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Hope And Faith 3 0 Noon Jeremy Kyle 1pm Judge Rinder 2pm Home Improvement 3 0 2:30 Home And Away 3 0 3pm Shortland Street PGR 3 0 3:30 Chuggington – Little Trainees 0 3:35 Hulk And The Agents Of SMASH 0 4pm Fanimals 0 4:30 Friends 3 0 5pm The Simpsons 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm The Big Bang Theory 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

7pm Seven Sharp 0 7pm Shortland Street 0 7:30 Extreme Cake Makers 0 7:30 The Simpsons 0 8pm Call The Midwife PGR 8pm The New Legends Of Sister Julienne learns about Monkey 0 a new culture as she helps a 8:30 The Big Bang Theory 0 family at a difficult time; Trixie 9pm Taskmaster PGR 0 must cope after her break-up 10pm First Dates New Zealand 3 with Christopher. 0 0 9:20 Coronation Street 0 10:20 1 News Tonight 0 10:50 Blindspot AO 3 0 12:45 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 1:10 Infomercials

11pm 8 Simple Rules 0 11:55 Scrubs PGR 3 0 12:20 Less Than Perfect 3 0 12:45 People Of Earth 1:25 Shortland Street 3 0 1:50 Infomercials 2:55 The Fosters PGR 3 3:40 Jeremy Kyle 3 4:25 Judge Rinder 5:10 Neighbours 3 0 5:35 Grandfathered PGR 0



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6am The AM Show 9am The Café 10am Infomercials 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon Dr Phil AO 1pm American Idol 3 0 3pm Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Family Feud Australia 4pm NewsHub Live At 4pm Susie Nordqvist presents comprehensive coverage of global and local news. 4:25 Married At First Sight UK A panel of experts match up a couple. 5:30 Modern Family 3 Gloria’s bilingualism comes in handy on Mitchell and Cameron’s quest to adopt another child; Jay and Manny help Lily get ready for a dance recital. 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm The Project 8pm The Graham Norton Show PGR 0 9pm 7 Days AO 9:45 Funny Girls AO The Funny Girls are back in a show with pregnancy rumours, offensive school photographers, and a take on the Nativity story. 0 10:15 NewsHub Late 10:45 Bob’s Burgers PGR

6am Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 6:25 Ben 10 – Ultimate Alien 0 6:50 Kung Fu Panda – Legends Of Awesomeness 3 0 7:15 League Of Super Evil 3 0 7:40 Duck Dodgers 3 8:05 Max Steel 3 8:30 Henry Danger 3 8:55 The Moe Show 0 9:20 Jeopardy 3 9:50 The Crowd Goes Wild PGR 3 10:20 The Doctors PGR 11:15 Hot Bench 11:40 Flog It! 12:40 Ed PGR 0 1:35 Married With Children PGR 2:05 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR 3 3pm Wheel Of Fortune 3:30 Jeopardy 4pm Antiques Roadshow 3 5pm Frasier 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm American Restoration 3 0 6:30 Pawn Stars 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Best Of Top Gear PGR 8:30 Seal Team PGR Jason and the team must leave their families immediately when their deployment date is moved up, after the team they were going to relieve is ambushed. 9:30 NCIS – New Orleans PGR 0 10:30 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR

6:30 Takaro Tribe 3 6:40 Nga Papara Kapi 3 7:10 Penguins Of Madagascar 3 7:40 Pukana 3 7:50 Kids’ Kai Kart 8am Te Kaea 3 2 8:30 KaweKorero 3 9am R&R 3 9:30 Kai Time On The Road 3 10am Kai Ora 3 10:30 My Party Song 3 11am Waka Huia 3 Noon Game Of Bros PGR 3 12:30 Billy T James AO 3 1pm Moko Aotearoa 3 1:30 Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 2pm Opaki 3 2:30 Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 3pm Takaro Tribe 3 3:10 Nga Papara Kapi 3 3:40 Penguins Of Madagascar 3 4:10 Pukana 3 4:20 Kids’ Kai Kart 3 4:30 Kina’s K9s 3 5pm Tangaroa With Pio 3 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Te Matarae I O Rehu 6:30 Te Kaea 3 2 7pm KaweKorero 7:30 Experience PGR 8:30 M Bride And Prejudice PGR 2004 Romantic Comedy. A cross-cultural update of Jane Austen’s classic where a wealthy American meets an Indian beauty. Martin Henderson, Aishwarya Rai. 10:35 Te Kaea 3 2

6am The Living Room 7am Sophie In Jordan 7:30 Love Nature – Baby Animals Around The World 8:30 American Pickers 9:30 Destination Flavour – Singapore 10am Shane Delia – Recipes For Life 10:30 Bondi Vet 11:30 Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle 12:30 The Secret Helpers 1:30 Stars In Their Cars 2pm The Kindness Diaries 2:30 Trust Me I’m A Doctor 3:30 Love Nature – Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan 4:30 James Martin’s French Adventure 5:30 Buying And Selling With The Property Brothers 6:30 A Place In The Sun – Summer Sun 7:30 American Pickers 8:30 The Home Show Architect George Clarke demonstrates that, with a few structural changes, any home can become a dream home, each week visiting a house and reworking its layout to optimise space. 9:30 Alan’s Garden Secrets 10:30 Buying And Selling With The Property Brothers

11:15 Hawaii Five-O AO 3 After a bomb squad is attacked, the culprit threatens to detonate additional explosives unless arsonist Jason Sinclair is released from prison. 0 12:15 Infomercials

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

11:05 This Week PGR 11:35 KaweKorero 3 Inside news from at home and around the globe. 12:05 Closedown

11:30 James Martin’s French Adventure 12:30 Sophie In Jordan 1am A Place In The Sun – Summer Sun 2am Love Nature – Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan 3am Stars In Their Cars 3:30 The Kindness Diaries 4am The Home Show 5am Alan’s Garden Secrets

MOVIES PREMIERE 6:30 February 16VC 2016 Horror. Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka. 8:05 The Surrogacy Trap M 2013 Drama Thriller. Mia Krishner, David Julian Hirsh. 9:35 Nothing But Trailers MVLSC 9:55 Larry Gaye The New Legends of Funny Girls – Renegade Male Flight Monkey, 8pm on TVNZ 2 9:45pm on Three Attendant MSC 2015 Comedy. Mark Feuerstein, Jayma Mays. BRAVO SKY 5 11:35 All Eyez On Me 16VLSC 10am Say Yes To The Dress 6am Jeopardy! PG 2017 Drama Biography. Atlanta 3 6:25 Wheel Of Fortune Demetrius Shipp jr, Danai Gurira. 10:30 Say Yes To The Dress PG 6:50 The Simpsons PG 1:50 The House 16VLSC Atlanta 3 7:15 The Force MC 8:05 Pawn 2017 Comedy. Will Ferrell, 10:55 Catfish 3 Stars PG 8:30 Border Amy Poehler. 3:20 February 11:45 I Killed My BFF PGR 3 Security M 8:55 Storage 16VC 2016 Horror. 12:35 The Real Housewives Wars PG 9:20 Pawn Stars Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka. Of New York City PGR PG 9:45 NCIS PGV 10:40 SVU 4:55 The Infiltrator 16VLSC 1:30 Mysteries And Scandals MV 11:35 Jeopardy! PG 2016 Crime. Bryan Cranston, PGR 3 Noon Wheel Of Fortune Diane Kruger. 7pm Absolutely 2:30 Babies Behind Bars PG 12:30 DC’s Legends Fabulous – The Movie MLSC PGR 3 3:30 I’m Having Their Of Tomorrow M 1:25 CSI 2016 Comedy. After Edina Baby 3 4:30 Say Yes To The MV 2:15 NCIS PGV 3:05 The and Patsy inadvertently kill Dress Atlanta 3 Force MC 4pm The supermodel Kate Moss, they 5pm Say Yes To The Dress Simpsons PG 4:30 Jeopardy! seek refuge in the French Atlanta 3 PG 5pm Wheel Of Riviera to escape the media 5:30 Love It Or List It – Fortune PG 5:30 Pawn attention. Jennifer Saunders, Vancouver Stars PG 6pm Storage Joanna Lumley. 8:30 Pet 18VLS 6:30 Catfish 3 Wars PG 6:30 Border 2016 Horror. After a disturbed 7:28 The Dish PGR Security M 7pm Pawn man is rejected by his long-lost 7:30 Catfish 3 Stars PG 7:30 Arrow MVS crush, his obsession leads him 8:30 M How To Lose 8:30 Supernatural MVS to hold her hostage underneath A Guy In 10 Days PGR 2003 9:30 NCIS PGV an animal shelter. Romantic Comedy. An 10:30 SVU MV 11:25 Storage 10:10 Café Society advertising executive bets he can make a woman fall in love Wars PG 11:55 Pawn Stars PG MVSC 2016 Comedy. 11:45 Ties That Bind SATURDAY with him in 10 days, but the M 2010 Thriller. 12:20 The Force MC woman he picks has other 1:20 Pawn Stars PG SATURDAY ideas. Matthew McConaughey, 1:50 Supernatural MVS 1:15 The Infiltrator 16VLSC Kate Hudson. 2:40 Arrow MVS 3:30 SVU 2016 Crime. 3:20 Absolutely 10:53 The Dish PGR MV 4:20 Border Security Fabulous – The Movie MLSC 10:55 Intervention AO 3 M 4:45 NCIS PGV 5:35 The 2016 Comedy. 11:45 I Killed My BFF AO 3 4:50 Pet 18VLS 2016 Horror. Simpsons PG 12:35 Infomercials 3

MOVIES GREATS 7:10 The Girl Next Door 16LS 2004 Comedy. Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant. 8:55 Out Of Time MV 2003 Thriller. Denzel Washington, Eva Mendes, Sanaa Lathan, Dean Cain. 10:40 The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 16VL 2009 Thriller. Denzel Washington, John Travolta. 12:25 The Holiday MLS 2006 Romance. Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black. 2:40 Flight 16LS 2012 Thriller. Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle. 4:55 Evening ML 2007 Drama. Vanessa Redgrave, Toni Collette. 6:50 Red Riding Hood MVS 2011 Fantasy. Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman. 8:30 Dodgeball – A True Underdog Story MS 2004 Comedy. The owner of a rundown gym sets out to save his business from a takeover by pinning everything on a dodgeball challenge. Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Rip Torn. 10:05 Warrior MVL 2011 Action. Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte.


12:25 Gattaca MVL 1997 Sci-fi Thriller. Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Alan Arkin. 2:10 Evening ML 2007 Drama. Vanessa Redgrave, Toni Collette. 4:05 Warrior MVL 2011 Action. Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte.

SKY SPORT 1 6am L Darts – Premier League Night 15 – Aberdeen. From BHGE Arena, Aberdeen. 9am Golf – PGA Tour Champions (HLS) Insperity Invitational. From Woodlands Country Club in Texas, USA. 10am Golf – European Tour (HLS) Rocco Forte Open – Round One. From Verdura Golf Club in Sicily, Italy. 10:30 NZ Press Box 11am Cricket – IPL (HLS) Royals v Kings XI. 11:30 Cricket – IPL (HLS) Knight Riders v Indians. Noon Cricket – IPL (RPL) Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad. 3:30 InCycle 4pm UFC Main Event 5pm Haati Grassroots Rugby Programme with a focus on club rugby, especially Maori teams. 6pm The World Rugby Show 6:30 Team Talk 7pm L Rugby – Super Rugby Blues v Hurricanes. From Eden Park, Auckland. 10pm Fox Sports News 10:30 Golf – PGA Tour (HLS) Players Championship – Round One. From TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. 11:15 L Cycling – Giro D’Italia Stage Seven. From Pizzo to Praia a Mare.

SKY SPORT 2 6am Haati Grassroots Rugby 7am L Rugby League – Challenge Cup Featherstone v Hull FC. 9am Team Talk 9:30 Cricket – IPL (HLS) Knight Riders v Indians. 10am Cricket – IPL (HLS) Daredevils v Sunrisers. 10:30 Rugby League – NRL (HLS) Tigers v Cowboys. 11am The Kiwi League Show 11:30 The Late Show With Matty Johns 12:30 Rugby League – Challenge Cup (RPL) Featherstone v Hull FC. 2:30 The Breakdown 3:30 Team Talk 4pm Super Rugby – Kick And Chase 5pm The Kiwi League Show 5:30 Rugby League – NRL (RPL) Tigers v Cowboys. From Leichhardt Oval, Sydney. 7:30 L Rugby League – NRL Knights v Panthers. From McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle. 10pm L Rugby League – NRL Bulldogs v Eels. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 11:55 The Professor’s Farewell Tour


12:30 The Late Show With Matty Johns 1:20 Rugby League – NRL (HLS) Tigers v Cowboys. 1:50 Cricket – IPL (HLS) Daredevils v Sunrisers. SATURDAY 3:35 The World Rugby Show 2:20 L Cricket – IPL 4am Rugby – Super Rugby Rajasthan Royals v Chennai (RPL) Blues v Hurricanes. Super Kings.

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


DISCOVERY 6:35 Deadliest Catch M Lost at Sea. 7:30 How It’s Made PG 7:55 How It’s Made PG 8:20 Fast ‘n’ Loud PG Ford Galaxie – Nash Healey. 9:10 Alaska – The Last Frontier M Greener Pastures. 10am Finding Escobar’s Millions PG The Good Life. 10:50 Moonshiners M High and Dry. 11:40 Swamp Murders M In Too Deep. 12:30 Blood Relatives M Mommy Dearest. 1:20 The Perfect Murder M Murder Well Done. 2:10 How It’s Made PG 2:35 How It’s Made PG 3pm How Do They Do It? PG 3:25 How Do They Do It? PG 3:50 Deadliest Catch M Last Damn Arctic Storm. 4:45 Gold Rush PG King Kong. 5:40 Fast ‘n’ Loud PG Dale Jr’s Sick Nomad. 6:35 Diesel Brothers – Power Hour PG Sema. 7:30 Railroad Australia PG 8:30 Megatrains PG USA – Schnabel Car. 9:25 Rocky Mountain Railroad PG Bridge Over Hel Creek. 10:15 What On Earth? PG 11:05 Evil Lives Here M 11:55 The Perfect Murder M Murder Well Done.


12:45 Blood Relatives M 1:35 How Do They Do It? PG 2am How Do They Do It? PG 2:25 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 3:15 Deadliest Catch PG 4:05 Treehouse Masters PG 4:55 How It’s Made PG 5:20 How Do They Do It? PG 5:45 MythBusters PG | Compiled by

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Friday, May 11, 2018





Tim Cook knows all eyes will be on him when he slides in behind the wheel of his trusty Mitsubishi Evo 3 this weekend. A year ago he won the Ashburton Car Club’s annual Street Sprints in a record time and the question on everyone’s lips when the motorsport event hits the roads of Ashburton’s Riverside industrial area this weekend will be, can he do it again? Cook himself doesn’t know the answer. He knows it’s possible for the record to be broken, but whether he can push his Mitsubishi Evo 3 that little bit further, he’s unsure. But he does know one thing – as the defending champion and record-holder, he’s the one to beat. “I know there’s a few people that have got me lined up in the barrel and want to get me,” he said. Cook set the new record time of 2.22.9

minutes in his final run, in the shoot-out against Ashburton’s Lyndon Ball, last year. It was the cherry on top of a pretty good weekend where he tried to push the car a little bit further with every run, with success. Cook and his Mitsi have been a team for around 11 years now, taking out the Street Sprints in 2017 and 2015, and finishing second and third on multiple occasions. But how much more his trusty Mitsi has in it, Cook doesn’t know. They don’t get out together as much as they used to, with their last race together having been the Waimate 50 back in October. “My car, as far as pace and power, hasn’t been developed in the last five years, so it’s pretty tired, where everyone else has got a bit of boogie,” he said. “Quicker times are achievable down there. “Everyone said the track conditions

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Tim Cook is back to defend his title this weekend at the Ashburton Car Club’s Street Sprints.

weren’t going to allow me to do what I did last year, and I proved that one wrong.” The biggest factor could be the weather. There’s rain in the forecast and a slippery track will not only slow drivers down, it could also impact on the number of spectators lining the track and that would be disappointing for the Ashburton Car Club, Cook said. The Street Sprints are the club’s biggest event of the year. Entries fill up fast and there is a waiting list of people ready to take the spots of any drivers who pull out. For Cook, who grew up in Ashburton but now lives in Christchurch, it’s an event not to be missed. He grew up watching his dad Gary race and made his own Street Sprints debut at age 15 or 16, and hasn’t missed a year since. It’s a long-standing tradition for the Cook family; Gary will also be back on the track

again this year, in his Toyota Starlet. “I make him come out of retirement for it,” Cook said. Also in this year’s field is last year’s runner-up Lyndon Ball, who will be keen to go one better, while past winner Glenn Frew, from Mosgiel, will also be eager to perform well after gearbox problems ended his 2017 campaign early. Cook said another potential contender is Josh Mitchell. Whether any of the event’s 65 entrants have what it takes to better Cook’s 2.22.9 minute record will be known by late Sunday afternoon. “If someone can get it, I’ll be the first one to congratulate them, because it will be one hell of a run,” Cook said. The Street Sprints kick off early Saturday morning and continue on Sunday with eliminations, culminating in a top two shoot-out late in the afternoon.

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Ashburton Guardian, Friday, May 11, 2018

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Ashburton Guardian, Friday, May 11, 2018