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Two new families per month seek help from Christians Against Poverty (CAP) in Ashburton, as they aim to climb out of crippling debt. Ashburton debt centre manager Nicola Dodd welcomes the recent rise in the minimum wage, as this will make life easier for families just getting by, but she is concerned by mobile truck shops which target low income areas of the town. The truck shops offer household goods and electronics at prices higher than retail outlets, but make payment seem easier because up-front cash is not required. CAP Ashburton is partnered with the

Ashburton Baptist Church and based at its main church office in the town centre. It helps clients regardless of their religious beliefs. The branch was established about two-and-a-half-years ago and in that time about 32 families have referred themselves for help, with four of these having become debt free. Dodd said most families she helped had not been spending on extravagant items, rather they had found it difficult to pay off essentials when they either became unwell or lost their jobs. The types of debt families fell into included that from Work and Income, car loans, credit cards and finance companies offering easy credit.

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■ METHVEN LAND SEARCH AND RESCUE

Rugged terrain rescue earns award By Sue NewmaN

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When a locator beacon is activated, when a call for help is made, the frontline people heading off into New Zealand’s back country are usually members of LandSAR teams. They’re well trained, highly skilled and they’re experts at what they do, but what they do often flies under the radar, the hours of hard work unrecognised by anyone other than those they rescue. And that’s the way they like it says Methven LandSAR leader, Don Geddes. However, this week, New Zealand Search and Rescue recognised land and sea rescue teams from around New Zealand for work that went above and beyond the norm. On Tuesday night, Methven, along with seven other groups and individuals, were recognised in the organisation’s annual award ceremony that acknowledges outstanding work in search and rescue. The awards were presented by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy. The event that gained Methven a certificate of achievement started with a cellphone call for help. A hunter had injured an ankle at the top of the Big Ben Range near 13 Mile Bush. The weather was closing in, the terrain was at best inhospitable and several hours walking remained between the party and their vehicles. “He was with a party of three others and they managed to get him down from the top and into the bush and they were just lucky there was cellphone reception on the tops,” Geddes said. The call for help came at 8.30pm and would normally have generated a response from the Westpac helicopter but a combination of darkness, bad weather and dense bush meant land search parties had to be the responders. A team of 10 headed into the area to stretcher out the injured hunter, an exercise that involved scrambling down a creek because the surrounding bush was impassable.

A proud moment for members of Methven’s LandSAR team, (from left), Brent McDonald, Russell Currie and Don Geddes with Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy who presented them with a certificate of achievement for their efforts in rescuing an injured hunter in April last year. PHOTO MARK COOTE “They walked until 2am but had to stop because they were absolutely knackered. The banks were so steep they had to tie the stretcher up to keep it level and they had to sit on the side of the bank with their feet on the stretcher to stop it moving,” Geddes said. The rescue team and hunters sat in heavy rain until daylight when they continued down the

A total of 20 from the Methven team were involved in the rescue with four Rakaia LandSAR members on standby. One of those in the rescue party, Russell Currie, was injured early in the exercise, breaking a leg after catching his toe in a tree root. “He thought he’d just sprained it and decided to walk out. It took him two hours uphill to get in

and six hours downhill to walk out and it wasn’t till his leg was xrayed the next day he found out it was broken,” he said. Methven was the only land search team to be recognised in this year’s awards and while being part of the search and rescue business was not about awards, it was great for the large team of Methven volunteers to receive such recognition, Geddes said.

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Youthful enthusiasm keeps coal burning at Plains Railway By SuSan SandyS

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Pressure is mounting at the coalface of Plains Railway. A returning steam engine is putting demands on railway firemen whose job it is to keep locomotive boilers churning in order to power the steam trains along the track. They do this by shovelling coal into the depths of the engines’ burners, and the return of JA 1260 from maintenance recently has meant there is more coal than ever to shovel. Where the K88 takes about 500 kilograms of coal per day, the JA 1260 uses 4000 kilos per day. It is hot, heavy and dirty work, but there is no shortage of enthusiasm at the Plains with a pool of four firemen. They include the two youngest working members – Bryce Chisnall, a 20-year-old diesel mechanic, and Liam Greer, a 17-year-old tyre fitter. Chisnall has been involved at the railway since he was 10, and Greer since he was 12. Chisnall is also the railway’s general manager, and he is among those who have taken Greer under their wing as an apprentice. Greer is enjoying picking up the skills to become a fireman,

as well as a train driver. “He’s getting pretty good,” said Chisnall about Greer’s level of expertise. Shovelling coal may sound like a simple job, but being a fireman involved more than that. The fire on the JA 1260 takes about three hours to get going before the locomotive can run. And there are a range of mechanisms relating to steam pressure, heat and water levels that have to be taken into account. “You are driving along and controlling an unexploded bomb essentially, it’s a pressure vessel,” Chisnall said. So it is not only a job involving skill and expertise, but also a lot of responsibility, and Greer was now two years into his apprenticeship. Greer said he enjoyed all aspects of the job, even the hot work of shovelling coal. “It’s easy enough, but towards the end of the day it gets heavier,” he said. The locomotive drivers and firemen launch into action on Plains Railway open days and steamfest weekends, and also for private bookings. There are three steam locomotives at the railway altogether – the K88, JA 1260, as well as an A64.

Homes uninhabitable A cordon is still in place to restrict access to 14 homes in National Park in the central North Island after a tornado ripped through the township Tuesday. Late yesterday the Ruapehu District Council reported that 12 homes were uninhabitable, one is habitable but damaged and one has minor damage. The council’s chief executive Clive Manley said agencies and

volunteers had worked during yesterday to check the homes. On Tuesday night, nine people from five households needed emergency accommodation and last night that number was down to three people from two households. Water is safe to drink and sewerage is operational, Manley said. – NZN

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Group helping families out of debt From page 1 “Often when people are in severe debt, it’s got to the stage when bills are coming in they are not able to open them. “It’s just too much, so that’s why it’s important to get everything out on the table.” She then sends the relevant information to the CAP head office, where personnel

build up a budget. CAP has a good relationship with finance companies and can talk to them on behalf of debtors to work out manageable payments. CAP was founded in England in 1996 by John Kirkby, who had sought help from his church following becoming destitute and living in a bed sit with his two

children after a marriage breakup. The free service has been in New Zealand for about 10 years, where it handles about $15 million of debt on behalf of its clients. Mid Cantabrians wanting to contact CAP can pop into the Ashburton Baptist Church, phone 0508-227-111, or phone Dodd on 027-308-5409.


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Driver hospitalised after car crash

In brief Is Our Place a winner? A survey that identified the things that are important to people living in the Ashburton District could win the Ashburton District Council a local government award. The Our Place Survey conducted late last year as part of the council’s pre-consultation for its long term plan, has been entered in the SOLGM local government awards and will be showcased today at an event in Auckland. The winners of the six project categories will be announced at a function tonight.

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A driver was taken to Ashburton Hospital after colliding with a tree beside State Highway 1 yesterday. Emergency services were alerted to the incident at around 10.12am, and raced to the scene on the side of State Highway 1 near the Ashburton Golf Course. The driver suffered moderate injuries and was taken to hospital by St John ambulance staff. Police are now making ongoing enquiries into the incident. State Highway 1 was not obstructed by the crash. Meanwhile the heavy rain, hail and snow falling on Mid Canterbury roads has promoted a warning for drivers to slow down and take extra precautions. NZTA yesterday put out a warning for State Highway 77 from Methven to the Rakaia Gorge, where snow accumulated and began to melt yesterday. Along with other exposed Canterbury roads around Ben Ohau and Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, NZTA said they advised road users to take extra care in the area. Tree felling is also due to take

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place alongside State Highway 77 until Friday with stop/go signs in place, and drivers are being asked to drive with due care even as the stormy weather moves on. Metservice also issued a warn-

ing to South Island drivers. “Cold overnight temperatures along with slick roads from recent rain could cause icy conditions on some roads over the South Island,” they said. “Inland roads relatively shel-

tered from wind and nearing zero degrees will be most susceptible to ice formation.” NZTA urged motorists to keep an eye on the weather and check for road updates on their Traffic & Travel website.

Measles outbreak warning family doctor or general practice team first for advice, to limit further exposure to other people,” Pink said. Measles is a notifiable disease. It is a highly infectious viral illness spread by contact with respiratory secretions through coughing and sneezing. Unimmunised people exposed to measles first develop a respiratory type of illness with dry cough, runny nose, temperature over 38.5°Celsius and feel very unwell. The rash starts on day four to five of the illnesss, usually on the face, and moving down to the chest and arms. Public health staff have been unable to trace the source of the outbreak, this person may have had a relatively mild illness and

will now be fully recovered. They have been able to determine that the first three confirmed cases all visited Queenstown Airport on March 22 and those cases, and others infected since, have travelled on domestic flights within the South Island and may have visited supermarkets, restaurants, camp grounds, various recreational facilities and other public places. Investigations are continuing and close contacts are being identified for follow up. “People are infectious from five days before the onset of the rash to five days after the rash starts and should stay in isolation during this time,” Pink said. “This means staying home from school or work and having

no contact with unimmunised people. If your vaccinations are up-to-date, you will have the best protection available. If you are unsure, you can check your vaccination status with your family doctor or general practice, although there is no harm in getting an additional dose.” The Public Health team in Nelson is investigating whether the latest case had been immunised to protect against measles; the other four cases had not been immunised. The cases range in age from 13 months to 46 years old. People are considered immune if they have received two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, have had a measles illness previously, or were born before 1969.

Baby bracelet found Ashburton police are seeking the owner of a baby’s bracelet handed into the station. The bracelet is silver and features “quite distinctive” designs. If you believe it is yours, Ashburton police urge you to get in touch.

Government probe A government inquiry will be held into allegations New Zealand soldiers were involved in the killing of civilians in Afghanistan, Attorney General David Parker has announced. Last year, journalists Jon Stephenson and Nicky Hager claimed that six civilians were killed and 15 were injured during an attack led by New Zealand SAS troops in 2010. National leader Simon Bridges said the matter was already looked into by the previous government. NZN

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Mid Cantabrians are being warned about measles now that two further cases have been confirmed, one in Nelson and the other in Christchurch. The two are linked to the three cases notified late last week which were reported in Queenstown, Wanaka and Christchurch. Public health officials say the outbreak is now considered to be South Island wide, and are urging anyone with symptoms to phone for health advice in the first instance. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink said it was important that people who thought they may have symptoms did not visit GP rooms or after-hours clinics. “Instead, please phone your

Mid Cantabrians can take a bow for getting on top of high whooping cough rates, with just one case notified in the last five weeks. There were no cases of pertussis notified from Ashburton District for the month of March, but there has been one case in the last week recorded, to April 6. In March there were 50 cases notified altogether from the Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast District Health Board areas, compared to 32 the previous month. Mid Canterbury’s glowing record of zero cases for March follows three cases in February and three in January for the district. New Zealand is in the early stages of an epidemic and Mid Canterbury has previously had a bad run, having the worst rate of pertussis notifications in Canterbury for the 12 months to January, a figure boosted by 10 cases in December.

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A big topic Year 5 and 6 students at Borough School are tackling the big topic of where we are in time and place and what better place to start, than the Ashburton Museum, where they could learn about all the Ashburton people who have migrated throughout history? Meanwhile as a whole school, Borough has been pondering “who we are” and learning about themselves, their school and others in the community.

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Cricket final a ‘tight game’ An eagerly awaited cricket final saw Longbeach School and Borough School Year 5/6s go head-to-head last month. The two teams had been left hanging a few weeks prior when Mid Canterbury Cricket hosted all the district’s Year 5 and 6 cricket teams and had run out of time to play a final. Borough was announced as winners based on who scored the

most runs throughout pool play, but shortly afterwards Borough School contacted Longbeach suggesting a final game should be played. The game that ensued was described by Longbeach School principal Neil Simons as “a tight game, with only a few runs separating the two teams”. In the end, Longbeach School snuck a win by eight runs.

April 12; Ashburton Borough School Girls’ Rugby Tournament

April 14: End of term 1

April 30: School resumes for term 2

May 1: Allenton School photos

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May 3: Ashburton Borough School Cross Country

May 4: Ashburton Borough School Choir & Kapa Haka perform for Ashburton Altrusa Club, St Joseph’s Catholic School visited by NZ Playhouse

May 7: Ashburton Borough School Cross Country

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here was an eerie resemblance to mourning pouring out from all corners of the country yesterday. Not for anything majorly significant though, just a game of netball. Important for the fact we lost – once again. But sitting back and watching the world react to yet another performance that ended on the wrong side of the ledger by our national netball team, one couldn’t help but wonder if we are worrying a little too much about the things that we can’t control. We are a patriotic country, that comes from the dominance of the All Blacks. We hang our silver fern on our chest with pride and even if we

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are as far removed from something as is possible, there’s still that sense of ownership with things relating to our nation. The Commonwealth Games is a perfect example of when this is on show. The netball aside, we’ve beamed with pride at the success of individuals who are competing on the Gold Coast – especially those who have succeeded. Sports that some of us will

have never watched are now in the prime spots and gaining national attention – something every minority sport strives for in this rugby-mad land we call home. But back to the netball and the outpouring of grief that followed the loss to England. Those watching will have seen the now controversial questions offered to captain Katrina Grant by former Silver Fern, JennyMay Clarkson, who was brutal in questioning the side’s pride in representing their country. What didn’t sit well with many is that Jenny-May will have known all too well what it’s like to sit in the same spot as Grant – a moment in time when nothing seems to be going right, backs up

against the wall and you’re struggling with everything. And for that she would have known the response it was always going to receive. Grant broke down in tears. It was tough to watch. On the other side of things, some commented that it was a question that needed to be asked and that the country had a right to know whether there was pride in the team. Why? As a country our responsibility should be primarily to support our athletes. No matter how silver and black the blood might bleed, we need not ask those questions as they are questions that should be asked from people much higher

up the chain than us. No-one will be hurting more about their performance than the netball girls themselves. Let’s just hope they can bounce back and do so in style. There was enough good play against England that would suggest they could. With a bit of time remaining before these Games wrap up and we all return to normal life, where we worry about our own and not everyone else’s, we should perhaps just try to enjoy the Games for what they are and that’s a chance to compete against some of the best in the world. If we win, that’s awesome. If we don’t, it’s nowhere near to being the end of the world.

TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Thursday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2018. There are 263 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On April 12, 1861, the Civil War began as Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. On this date: In 1606, England’s King James I decreed the design of the original Union Flag, which combined the flags of England and Scotland. In 1776, North Carolina’s Fourth Provincial Congress authorised the colony’s delegates to the Continental Congress to support independence from Britain. In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia, at age 63; he was succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman. In 1955, the Salk vaccine against polio was declared safe and effective. In 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to fly in space, orbiting the earth once before making a safe landing. In 1963, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and jailed in Birmingham, Alabama, charged with contempt of court and parading without a permit. In 1985, Sen. Jake Garn, R-Utah, became the first sitting member of Congress to fly in space as the shuttle Discovery lifted off. In 1988, the US Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent to Harvard University for a genetically engineered mouse, the first time a patent was granted for an animal life form. In 1990, in its first meeting, East Germany’s first democratically elected parliament acknowledged responsibility for the Nazi Holocaust and asked the forgiveness of Jews and others who had suffered. Ten years ago: Actors, relatives and politicians gathered at a church in Los Angeles to mourn Charlton

Heston, one of the last lions of Old Hollywood who died April 5 after battling Alzheimer’s disease. Five years ago: Guan Tianlang, a 14-year-old from China, made history as the youngest player to make the cut in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event; despite being the first player at Augusta National to get hit with a oneshot penalty for slow play, Guan made the cut under the 10-shot rule at the Masters. One year ago: The United States and China struck what appeared

to be an unusual bargain as President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t label China a currency manipulator and voiced confidence Chinese President Xi Jinping would help him deal with North Korea’s mounting threat. Today’s birthdays: Children’s author Beverly Cleary is 102. Actress Jane Withers is 92. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 78. Rock singer John Kay (Steppenwolf) is 74. Actor Ed O’Neill is 72. Talk show host

David Letterman is 71. Singer Pat Travers is 64. Actor Andy Garcia is 62. Rock musician Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) is 60. Country singer Deryl Dodd is 54. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 54. Actress Alicia Coppola is 50. Rock singer Nicholas Hexum (311) is 48. Actor Nicholas Brendon is 47. Actress Shannen Doherty is 47. Actress Jordana Spiro is 41. Rock musician Guy Berryman (Coldplay) is 40. Actor Riley Smith is 40. Actress Claire Danes is 39. Actress Jennifer

Morrison is 39. Actress Saoirse Ronan is 24. Thought for today: “All history is only one long story to this effect: men have struggled for power over their fellow men in order that they might win the joys of earth at the expense of others, and might shift the burdens of life from their own shoulders upon those of others.” — William Graham Sumner, American educator and social critic (born 1840, died this date in 1910). – AP


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know I’ve been fortunate. How many people get a chance to make something they truly love, their career? The radio industry has been kind to me and I’m the first to admit I’ve been no stellar talent. To use the hare and the tortoise analogy, I am definitely the tortoise. But conversely I’ve had the opportunity to bring up a family and spend most of my working life on the back of an industry that has been rewarding, fascinating and a landscape of change. I truly believe I’ve experienced its best years. Many moons ago the family would trek up the road each year to experience the Christchurch Industries Fair at the old Addington site known as Canterbury Court. A highlight was watching the NZBC at work in their television theatrette, and alongside that, the radio stations 3ZB and 3ZM. It was mesmerising watching the personalities of the day – the Mary Dicks, the Peter Sledmeres, the Norm Allens, the Arch Kings – working their magic in their glass bowl studios in the era of a burgeoning pop scene and the British Invasion. Amongst the seasoned pros, was a young guy, really young, who stood out wildly from the pack ... double denim (yes it was a thing then), white teeshirt, neck-chain, sneakers, long black hair and a great delivery, ... “here’s a group whose name is Mud and they’re proud of it”. I was hooked with his world. It was a teenage Pat Courtenay, the wonder-kid of broadcasting, the guy who had flown through the broadcast training school with straight everythings, top of the pack and before long he became the darling of the Christchurch airwaves as breakfast host on Super 3ZB, with his great oneliners and crazy cast of characters which were all himself, carefully crafted and put together in the production studio the day before. He was a whizz! And he

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was barely out of school. About this time, my parents decided they’d better do something about getting me braces, a move for which I am ever in their debt. I remember my brother asking my dad, “what does prominent mean?” Dad replied, “well if someone is prominent, they’re well-known”. My brother replied, “So Peter has well-known teeth?” Anyway, the process involved frequent trips to the city to see Mr Ashby the orthodontist and the actual adjustments took very

Street with George Balani and Rob Cope-Williams on air and Godfrey Grey managing and handling technicals. A trip to the office to arrange an advert for a disco we were running prompted George to profer, “you have a warm delivery, have you ever considered radio? Would you like to come in and do an audition tape?” Training? None. I went in during the week and the news woman informed me that Balani was away flying out at the aero club. “He told me to tell you, just have a play with the gear,” she informed me. So I sat there for a very long time trying to stop the equipment looping back at me in my ears and eventually through trial and error and recalling what I had observed in Christchurch in the past, put it all together. The next Saturday I was alone,

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little time, leaving me plenty of time to fill before the bus back home. That time was invariably spent up the stairs in Colombo Street, studying the workings of the radio stations for hours on end. I just couldn’t get enough of it. Enter the Ashburton Borough Centennial Celebrations and two organisations announced plans to set up a temporary radio station in Ashburton to pave the way for something more permanent. Radio Avon and Radio New Zealand both signalled their intent – in the end it was Radio New Zealand who erected their transmission tower at Winchmore and created a temporary studio in Tancred

in the building, on-air for the very first time. No coaching, no training, just working out how the gear operated and trying to employ the craft I had watched the pros use so well, so often. It wasn’t just making my bits work, it was the down-to-thesecond top-of-the-hour network news hook-up which had to be timed perfectly and all sorts of situations had to be managed seamlessly. Or the whole thing would sound like a train wreck. Nervous? Well I’d spent about 33 minutes nervously in the loo beforehand. And 33 years continuously on the air afterwards. Somehow I pulled it off and there began a regular series of

on-air shifts and more-than-afew background dramas along the way. There were two sets of big double doors to get to the studio. The main building doors to which I had a key and the “inside doors” which George Balani assured me were “never locked”. Except about three weekends in, they were. Panic panic panic. Somehow, after various phone calls, I managed to get in but there wasn’t much time before going on air and now I REALLY needed to use the bathroom! Then another Saturday I turned up to find the technicians had replaced the whole studio console set-up, with one I had never seen before and I had to work it out real fast, on the hoof. The journey had just begun. Masterton, Timaru, Tauranga (twice), Auckland, Dunedin (twice) and Christchurch (twice). Living the dream. There have been countless highs and lows along the way, wonderful opportunities, working with and meeting some real characters from the world of politics and entertainment. In fact I could write a book. But overall it has been a great ride. I don’t know whether we are put here to do certain things with our lives or not, but it has worked out well and I feel really privileged to have been on the ride. Both our adult boys have ended up in the industry and if I’d still been in my previous Christchurch breakfast role ... our eldest would now be my boss! Lucky escape for both of us, eh? Broadcaster Peter Mac is Ashburton born and bred and the afternoon host on the Hokonui Radio Network. The views expressed in this column are his and do not reflect the opinion of his employer or the Ashburton Guardian.

YOUR VIEW Jobs for the boys (and girls)? Just when I hoped that our elected mayor and councillors were settling down to the work they have been elected to carry out, I read about the mayor’s latest moves to further destabilise council relations. She must be aware she has a divided council (the news media tells her often enough) and yet mayor Favel has continued with

her policy of rewarding those who support and follow her and seems to have no idea about how to build a cohesive team. It is basic common-sense and courtesy to discuss, in a confidential and respectful way, any position changes with all affected parties – telling councillor Braam that he had been by-passed for an appointment in a public forum is unforgivable and certainly brings into question the mayor’s skills in this area. Anyway, why does the deputy

mayor have so much to do that he can’t also be chairman of a committee? After all, isn’t mayor Favel the first Ashburton mayor to have a personal assistant? How much help does she need? And then, I picked up the newspaper on Saturday and read the self-congratulatory pieces written by the mayor and councillors. I saw red and this letter is a result. I found it laughable that the people who complained about negative media coverage, or

needing to put the record straight, were those who been the most vocal in the criticism of the previous council; a severe case of short memory problems? I believe that the mayor and councillors should spend less time on Facebook and more time listening to a wider cross-section of Ashburton residents. They might be surprised at the level of frustration and dissatisfaction generated by their performance. Jenny Church

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Trump fuming after raid With federal agents digging into his personal affairs, Donald Trump drove his West Wing into deeper tumult, cancelling a South American trip to consider a military strike in Syria and bidding farewell to another top aide amid a continual staffing shakeup. Trump, still fuming after agents raided the office of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has privately pondered firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and publicly mused about firing special counsel Robert Mueller. The raid, in which agents seized records on topics including a $130,000 payment to a porn actress who alleges she had sex with Trump in 2006, comes as the president weighs imminent military action in Syria and ahead of what was supposed to be his first trip to Latin America this weekend. Trump had been telling confidants for weeks that he was not eager to make the three-day trip. His decision not to travel was publicly tied to the need to monitor the situation in Syria, but privately Trump said he didn’t want to be away from the White House amid developments in the China trade dispute and in the Mueller investigation.

Khloe’s boyfriend caught out With their baby due any day, new videos have surfaced of Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend Tristan Thompson appearing to kiss other women while out on the town. Daily Mail has published pictures and a video of the NBA star getting up close and personal with a mystery brunette at a club in New York on Saturday, while Kardashian was back at their home in Cleveland. In the footage Thompson appears to lean in for a kiss as the woman closes her eyes and drapes her arm over his shoulder. TMZ published a video of Thompson and what appeared to be the same woman walking into the Four Seasons in the early hours of the morning. US president Donald Trump is reportedly fuming following a raid by federal agents on his personal attorney’s office. PHOTO AP A year ago, the president ordered a round of airstrikes while hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping at his private Florida club, Mar-a-Lago. Trump also expressed confidence in the loyalty displayed by Cohen, his longtime personal and professional fixer, who ascended to one of the most powerful roles at the Trump Organisation not filled

by a family member. Cohen has steadfastly denied wrongdoing in his payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels and has publicly defended Trump, but he has confided in associates that he is fearful of being a fall guy. After the raid, Trump was the most irate his advisers had seen him in weeks. Trump

tweeted that “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” Nervous White House aides expressed new fears about the president’s unpredictability in the face of the Cohen raid, which he viewed as an assault on a longtime defender and a sign that Mueller’s probe into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign was “going too far”. - AP

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Overnight landslide leaves 6 missing Rescuers were searching yesterday for six people after an overnight landslide buried a small cluster of houses at the foot of a steep slope in southern Japan. The landslide, which occurred around 3.50am, left six people missing and damaged four homes in Oita prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands, Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said. Aerial photographs from Japanese news media showed a denuded swath on a thickly forested mountainside. At the bottom, a huge mound of earth and tree trunks buried

houses, blocked the road in front of them and spilled over into fields on the other side. Blue-suited rescue workers could be seen on top of the rubble. The cause of the landslide wasn’t immediately clear. It occurred in a mountainous inland area in Oita, which is well-known for its hot springs resorts. - AP

If you’re a fan of baking you’ll have heard of the Great British Bake Off but now New Zealand is getting a version of our very own. Baking fans will remember New Zealand did have a similar show a few years back; New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker was hosted by Colin Mathura-Jeffree and ran for four seasons before finishing up in 2013. Now though, The Great Kiwi Bake Off is based on the same Love Productions format from the UK and will be coming soon to TVNZ. The show will see 12 amateur bakers have their cake-baking, pastry, bread-making and patisserie skills tested and judged.

Right – The landslide site in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, in southern Japan. Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency says the landslide occurred around 3.50am. PHOTO AP

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Mistakes, yes. Solutions, yes. Resignation, no Here’s what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wanted 44 senators to know about the scandal in which Cambridge Analytica used the massive social platform to access 87 million users. He made mistakes. Facebook’s mission is to “help people connect.” And no, he’s not resigning. “Founded Facebook. My de-

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cisions. I made mistakes. Big challenge but we’ve solved problems before,” read Zuckerberg’s notes, which he left sitting on his desk during a break in testimony to the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees. “Going to solve this one.” Not so fast, the much-older senators told Zuckerberg, 33, who was perched atop a seat

pillow for the much-anticipated hearing into whether and how the breach affected the 2016 elections. They peppered him with questions about an array of Facebook’s lengthy privacy policy and data, but didn’t always seem to know how to follow up Zuckerberg’s talk of algorithms and AI systems. So one member of the joint

committee, average age 62, got to the point. “I just don’t feel like we’re connecting,” Senator John Kennedy told Zuckerberg in hour four of the hearing. “Your user agreement sucks.” Zuckerberg repeatedly said unsatisfied Facebook members can adjust their privacy settings — or delete their accounts. - AP

Sharon Osbourne has revealed which Hollywood A-lister she “didn’t get on with at all”. The 65-year-old has met many of the world’s biggest stars thanks to her role on The Talk, a show she’s been appearing on since it started back in 2010. But as she told Larry King, there’s one celebrity in particular who came on the show and left a very bad impression. “We’ve had a couple of meanies,” she told King. ”Everybody’s take is different. Somebody can come in and I can go, ‘That was amazing,’ and the other girls will go, ‘Do you think?’ But I didn’t get on with one guy, that Ashton Kutcher. Didn’t get on with him at all.”


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Storm damage calls inundate insurers

Damage from this week’s storm in Auckland. Council, said the latest storm indicated the extreme weather event losses were not abating this year and were likely to continue to increase as the country felt the effects from climate change.

Grafton said insurers were there in order to provide support to a community after a major event but ultimately more extreme and more costly events posed a wider challenge for society which needed to be dealt

with so that insurance continued to be available and affordable. He said councils needed to ensure they did not build new houses in flood risk areas or those prone to liquefaction. Grafton said for existing hous-

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Pushpay growth stalls Pushpay Holdings, said annualised committed monthly revenue fell 19 per cent in the March quarter, marking the mobile payments app company’s first quarterly decline, which it blamed on seasonality and veering away from adding small churches to its flock. ACMR, which measures total billings through merchants that Pushpay collects fees from, increased to $US86.4 million in the three months ended March 31 from $US58.8 million a year earlier but was down from $US106.4 million in December. The stock fell 1.6 per cent to $4.20 and is up 2.4 per cent so far this year. The Auckland-domiciled, USheadquartered company said its average revenue per customer, or ARPC, was $US989 a month in

March versus $US727 a year earlier but was down 20 per cent on quarter from $US1233 per month in December. According to Pushpay, the quarter-on-quarter slide was due to the fact that the December quarter is typically a high period due to increased giving around Christmas and leading into the US tax year, which ends on December 31. The company had previously signalled it expected ACMR to slide in March due to “seasonality”. Sarah Elder, investor relations manager, said the company has moved away from adding small churches in the year ended March 31 and didn’t have an offsetting increase in the number of customers that it saw in the 2017 financial year.

The software company is moving away from focusing on ACMR and will now focus on GAAP revenue as its preferred metric, Elder said. Pushpay said it doubled revenue in the year to March and said it is now processing over $US3 billion in payments annually. It expects revenue of between $US20.5 million and $US22 million for the quarter ended June 30, an increase of 52 per cent on the same period last year, Elder said. Customers rose 8 per cent to 7276 in the March quarter from the year earlier. According to Pushpay, 13 of the top 20 and 54 of the top 100 largest churches in the US use its service. The company reiterated plans to pursue a US market listing by December. – NZME

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a viable business was to run advertisements or charge for use of the site. It’s a step back from his previous pledge that the platform would always be free. “There will always be a version of Facebook that is free,” he said. Zuckerberg’s comments follow media appearances by Facebook chief operations officer Sheryl Sandberg, who said Facebook could look into a model that allowed some users to pay for not seeing ads. Zuckerberg did, however, add during the meeting that there will always be a free version of Facebook available to users as this remains the best way to connect people across the world. – NZME

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“Are you actually considering having Facebook users pay for you to not use that information?” Nelson asked. “To not run ads at all we would need some kind of business model,” Zuckerberg said. “I am going to have to pay you not to send me, using my personal information, something that I don’t want?” Nelson said. “Yes, Senator,” Zuckerberg replied. “You consider my personally identifiable data the company’s data and not my data, is that it?” the senator asked, to which Zuckerberg answered no. Zuckerberg said that ad-free product did not yet exist, and the only way for Facebook to remain

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Facebook considers ad-free charge Facebook has opened the door to potentially charging users to not receive advertisements based on what they have shared with friends on the social media platform. Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the contentious strategy to possibly make Facebook users pay for their privacy at yesterday’s Capitol Hill appearance, as he revealed his biggest regret was not acting sooner to stop Russia using his platform to try to influence foreign elections. Senator Bill Nelson asked how Facebook users who did not wish to see targeted ads, such as their favourite type of chocolate, could stop the product placements from flooding their feed.

es communities needed to sit down and work out what future losses were going to look like and weigh that up against the cost of mitigation. He said there may be parts of New Zealand that in 40 to 50 years’ time with sea level rises that people would no longer be able to live in. Grafton said New Zealand needed to look at mitigation like improving sand dunes by planting or building houses which could be picked up and moved more easily. As an industry body, the council was not able to signal what the numbers of storms would do to prices for individual insurers. “But, in general, you have to think of the situation in both a local and global context.” He said internationally last year there were $US144 billion ($NZ195b) in losses which was one of the biggest years for insured losses. “If there are areas that suffer frequent extreme weather events, inevitably over time, there will be a response to that.” But he said each insurer would have its own appetite for risk. – NZME

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Insurers have been inundated with calls in the wake of the storm overnight Tuesday but say it is too soon to know the full extent of the damage. Vero which underwrites the insurance products sold by ANZ – New Zealand’s largest bank, AMP and The Warehouse, said it had already received more than 150 claims while Tower Insurance said its calls were up 160 per cent on a normal day. AA Insurance, which is jointly owned by Vero and the AA, said it had already received a week’s worth of calls in one day. The early winter storm wreaked havoc across the country with 140km/h winds bringing trees down and leaving thousands of homes and businesses without power. The storm is the fourth major weather event to hit New Zealand this year with claims from the three previous events already totalling $94 million. The stormy start to the year comes after last year, which was the most expensive year for weather-related events ever at a cost of $243m. Tim Grafton, chief executive of the New Zealand Insurance

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Left – Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand chief executive Michelle Thompson is meeting with Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor today to try and secure the organisation’s future.

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New Zealand’s umbrella rural health organisation will move to shut down if it does not receive government funding. The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) says that it will cease operating should the government not provide some core funding support almost immediately. It has put forward a case for $600,000 worth of funding so that it can continue to advocate for the 600,000 people who live in rural New Zealand, a population one and a half times the size of Wellington. RHAANZ first presented a funding bid to the Minister of Rural Communities Damien O’Connor and the Minister of Health David Clark back in November last year but due to unfortunate delays on their behalf, it still does not have an answer, chief executive Michelle Thompson said. “Our financial situation is now precarious. There are more than 600,000 people living in rural New Zealand, equivalent of easily being the country’s second largest city. “We feed New Zealanders three times a day, not with junk food, but with good quality protein, fresh fruit and vegetables. One in every

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five dollars generated in the economy either directly, or indirectly, comes from the agri-food sector. “Yet it does not feel like we get anywhere near this level of resourcing or attention. “The endless gnawing away at services for rural communities has to stop. Rural Kiwis have lost their hospitals and schools. We are fac-

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as ever, would be a terrible loss of goodwill, synergy and expertise.” It certainly has the support of Federated Farmers, with president Katie Milne imploring the government to not switch off life support for what has been an effective voice for the health of rural New Zealanders. “The Rural Health Alliance is essentially a district health board for rural Kiwis,” Milne said. Milne, who is a member of the Rural Health Alliance executive, said gaps in health services in rural New Zealand are “becoming more and more apparent”. “If the alliance is starved of funding and is forced to close, those gaps and shortfalls could snowball, leaving the health and wellbeing of rural residents at significant risk. “Australia and the USA have had rural health umbrella groups for decades, with government funding for their running costs from day one. New Zealand deserves the same.”

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t’s an important time for the future of rural health services in this country. That the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand will be forced to close its doors unless it receives a guarantee of government funding should be hugely concerning for people who live in rural areas. It’s an organisation that most people have probably never heard of but that does not mean its work is anything less than extremely valuable. For the uninitiated, the alliance identifies and helps to address gaps in health services in rural areas. It’s an umbrella group that brings together organisations in that field to provide a focus for research and policy on rural health issues, while also helping to put in place programmes to help achieve tangible outcomes. While some of the issues affecting health in rural communities are shared with their urban counterparts, there are others that are not, in particular access to health services brought on by the distances to them, along with the pressures and lack of support that comes with living and working in sometimes isolated areas. Just one example of the alliance’s work – and there are many – is that alongside other agencies it has been working to upskill rural health and social services professionals in suicide prevention strategies, while running campaigns aimed at boosting the mental wellbeing of farmers and their families put under stress by drought, debt and other circumstances. Sure it has a contract with the Ministry of Health in mental health provision but every dollar of the money it receives for that is specified for deliverables. There is no funding for base costs. Core funding for its operation, leadership, advocacy and needs identification has for the last five years been met by its member organisations – mainly charities and membership levy groups that are

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themselves finding that money is tight. According to the alliance, the model is no longer sustainable without government support. The government cannot afford to let it fall by the wayside. Remember, we’re talking about a government that has decried what it has described as the funding shortfalls of its predecessor, which it says has led to services, including those in the health sector, being run down. The government has placed a lot of emphasis in recent weeks on how its plans and future spending will benefit regional New Zealand, so failure to support the alliance will be viewed by those who live in rural communities as hypocrisy at best, an act of betrayal at worst. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, who is meeting with key figures in the alliance today, needs to remember that he is also Minister of Rural Communities, which brings with it a responsibility to act in the best interest of those communities, as long as it’s not to the detriment of the country as a whole. Sure funding decisions are not his call alone. They need the backing of Finance Minister Grant Robertson and sign-off from cabinet to become a reality but rural New Zealand needs the alliance to be able to operate effectively. It needs him in its corner to help keep it in action, otherwise the health and wellbeing of rural communities will suffer. And that’s not acceptable. Colin Williscroft is the Ashburton Guardian’s rural reporter


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Alliance tests skin packaging in Hong Kong Alliance Group has dispatched its first major shipment of product in vacuum skin tray packaging to Hong Kong following a successful trial. Skin packaging is technology that hermetically seals right to the edge of the meat cut, extending its chilled shelf life for up to 11-weeks, retaining colour and optimising meat tenderness. The product, including cutlets, saddle chops and chump steaks, will be jointly marketed under Alliance Group’s Pure South and the Angliss Hong Kong brands and sold in supermarkets, including those owned by the Aeon Stores Group. Peter Russell, general manager marketing at Alliance Group, said the shipment is believed to be the first New Zealand red meat packed at origin to be supplied in skin packs in Hong Kong. “This trial and shipment demonstrate the co-operative’s commitment to investing in providing a more sophisticated offering for our customers and capturing more value for farmer shareholders. “Skin packaging is a good way to display smaller, consumer-ready portions. Because of the materials used, skin packaging gives flexibility to package small consumer-ready products across a range of cuts, including chilled, frozen, bone-in and boneless – compared to less flexible vacuum packaging which is used for larger primal cuts to Comedian Te Radar will host events at the NZ Young Farmers Aorangi regional final in Waimate on Saturday. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN

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Almost 230 school students will descend on Waimate this weekend to compete in a fast-paced national agriculture-based competition. The Aorangi regional finals for AgriKidsNZ and TeenAg will take place at the Waimate Showgrounds on Saturday, at the same time as the Aorangi regional final of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition. Fifty teams of students will face off in the AgriKidsNZ event, which is a national record for a regional final, while almost 40 will do battle in the TeenAg competition. AgriKidsNZ is aimed at primary school pupils aged 8 to 13, with TeenAg for those a bit older. The contests are seen as a key part of the work being done by NZ Young Farmers to attract students into the agri-food sector. “The aim of the contests is to get kids excited about a career in the primary industries,” said competition co-ordinator David Highsted. “Students tackle fun challenges, which test their practical and theoretical skills. “The events are hosted by comedian Te Radar and it’s an entertaining day for competitors and spectators,” he said. Longbeach School, Hinds School and Mt Somers Springburn School are among the schools that have entered teams in the AgriKidsNZ competition, while both Mt Hutt College and Ashburton College have two

teams each in the TeenAg competition. The competitions will run alongside the Aorangi Regional Final of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year. Four of the eight competitors in the regional final are from Mid Canterbury clubs, with Cameron Black, Josh McAtamney and Stephen Blain from the Hinds club, and Campbell Sommerville from the Methven club. The other finalists are Josh’s brother Matthew, from the Mackenzie club, William Green, also from the Mackenzie club and who was recently named dairy manager of the year at the Canterbury-North Otago Dairy Industry Awards, and Adam Judd and William Ellis, both from the Timaru club. The event will see the finalists tackle a series of gruelling modules during the day, before the evening stage of the competition. The evening show is in the Waimate Shears Pavillion. Challenges include a fast-paced agriknowledge quiz, a 50-minute exam, an interview with three judges, two head-tohead practical challenges, plus seven agriskills modules that will test the competitors’ technical and physical ability. The winner, along with the top three AgriKidsNZ teams and the two top TeenAg teams will go through to the grand final in Invercargill in July. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Young Farmer of the Year competition.

Alliance Group’s general manager of marketing, Peter Russell. export wholesale markets.” Alliance Group has been working on skin pack technology for the past two years. A team visited Hong Kong last year to discuss marketing opportunities with Angliss, he said. “The co-operative ran a trial shipment last year with Angliss and their customers were pleased with how they presented. They placed a larger order, so we are looking forward to hearing what the response is from the market. “Our New Zealand food service team is undertaking significant product development programmes and have a number of other innovations in the pipeline.”


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The 17/18 season is now all over, and the two greens have been renovated for the winter. A special thanks to Roger, Dianne, Gavin & John plus any other helpers. On asking how the job went Roger replied it was very boring. Also thanks to those helpers who helped to clean up along by the cut fence, and helped Russel with the cutting the small fence. Over the Easter week-end some of our members went down to the Easter Tournament at Geraldine where they had mixed success. Gavin & Margaret Eder along with Brian Williams & David Muir made it into the top section along with Charlie Leech, Heather Goodall, Leonie Spargo and Collin Arnst also making it into the top section was Alistair & Noeline Mackenzie with Eric & Estell Jarvis: Murray Anderson, Jim & Laraine Mills along with Sandra Holdom gaining first on the Consolation Green. Please remember Winter Cards start Monday April 9 and Wednesday 11, 1:15pm.

Ashburton Citizens Association The invited guest at the March Citizens’ Association meeting was James Lamb the District Council’s newly appointed Emergency Management Officer who spoke on disaster management planning to lessen the effects of the various disasters which could occur in the district, such as flooding, snowstorms, high winds and of course, earthquakes. The Council and various other agencies will be shortly working on an Emergency Plan for Ashburton and each outlying district, but the focus has now moved to individual self-reliance and the need for each person to be able to care for themselves, their families and their animals for at least three days as damage to roads and lack of power or fuel may prevent emergency services from being accessed. With a major earthquake resulting from the Alpine Fault being a matter of “when” not “if” this was a very sobering message but something we all need to be aware of. Also discussed were the new civic buildings and the council’s shift to speaking of the destruction of the old County Council building as definite rather than a possibility. The consensus among members is that efforts should be made to have the building or at least its façade incorporated in the new building. Members of the public who are interested in matters affecting our town are invited to join us and have their say, at 7pm on the third Thursday of each month in the MSA meeting room nearest to Burnett Street. Also check out our Facebook page.

Ashburton Golf Club A good number of Ashburton boys and girls, had a great weekend just gone playing in the neighbours garden. We travelled over the bridge to join our good friends at Tinwald for their 3500, lovely course, great tournament and wonderful people. A big well done to Bev and Wendy for picking up top ladies prize, it’s always nice to bring some plunder back with you. Special mention must go to one mixed pairing, we won’t name names, let’s just call them Mary Lou and Tim. Well this pair finished the first day in second last place, only because one team failed to show. So a big comeback on Sunday was in the pipeline. One player had a superb net 66 so they were well on track, and the other managed to sink two 16 foot putts to card a solid net 85, oh well, don’t think Tim will need to do any washing up for a while. On Saturday at the Brandon, Chris Ralston had a great game shooting 75 for a net 64, to pick up first place and 12 RMF cup points. Closing the gap on Sam Clarke, who is currently leading the season long RMF cup after 2 rounds with 20 points. This year we have 16 rounds of games to find the top 30 players, who will then fight it out over 3 more rounds to get the winner. The top player this year will have his 2019 sub paid for him courtesy of our great friends at Russell Moon and Fail. This Saturday we have Club Champs qualifying round #2, a stroke round off the blue tees, which is another RMF cup counter. Then Sunday a mixed day incorporating the White Trophy and Plate semi-finals. All start times are now 11.30 for 12 noon, through the darker months. Come on down and join in the fun. Good Golfing.

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Dead Sea, rode camels and attended religious lectures. Tracy has always had an interest in prophecy and was able to see how much has come true in this ancient and fascinating land. A very interesting journey with several “hairraising” experiences! Next meeting for Wakanui WI is March 28 at the Sinclair Centre.

Club president Ann Sunbeam welcomed a good attendance of members to the last meeting for the Season. Allenton Sports Club closing day was Saturday May 7.   As the Croquet greens would be closed for the South Island Golf Croquet Tournament on this day we would join the Bowlers for the Official opening of their artificial lawn, presentation of trophies and afternoon tea.  In the absence of Patron (Mrs Marion Cleland) Mrs Jean Cabout will present the Croquet Trophies.  Our Easter Raffle was a good success.   Year Books should now be ordered. Club Captain reminded players all Handicap Cards should be handed in to be brought up to date. Don’t forget our quiz on Friday May 4.    Be  there from 7pm.   The Quizz will start at 7.30pm.   Croquet members are reminded to provide sandwiches and prizes for this function. Next meeting is our annual Meeting on May 2 at 1.30pm

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Run and Walk Ashburton Saturday April 7, 2018 - Five runners and 16 walkers took part in the Turkey Trot – a 3km race around Argyle Park, where the person who is closest to their predicted time to complete the course is the winner. We had a perfect autumn day for the event. Dave Strong (walker) and Tam Grant (runner) were the winners in each category, taking home a Crozier Turkey Roast as their prize. Each of them were within a few seconds of their predicted time.

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Jan Hammond, sports club patron and Bruce White, bowling club patron officially opening the new all-weather green.

Allenton Bowling Club On Saturday April 7 the club held its closing day for Summer Bowls and the official opening of the new all-weather green. President David Hickman welcomed guests Roger Paterson- Lion Foundation, Alistair Wing – Mid/South Canterbury Community Trust and Andrew Wilson – Heartland Bank along with all members of the Allenton Sports Club. David thanked those present for all their hard work and the contribution they had made towards achieving this great asset for the club. We then moved outside for the Allenton Sports

Cavendish Club Travel Club Meeting Our guest speaker was Cathie McKimmie who told us of her trip to Mongolia to visit her sister who was volunteering with World Vision. Houses built of felted wool as very little rain. Very proud of their National Costume all embroidered hats and leather work. Very resourceful people as live in a difficult climate. Taxi rides in city where you negotiated the price and no public toilets, with lots of bribery and corruption. Played some choir music performed by children singing Silent Night in English. People involved with World Vision sponsor three children to attend Rangiora High School, where her sister teaches. Spent time in Gobi Desert and rode camels so had a wonderful experience. Garden Circle A March meeting members enjoyed a visit to Mai Flora at Winchester. Members travelled by bus where they enjoyed a most enjoyable lunch then a walk round the garden and nursery before travelling back, with visits to the Tin Shed and the Merino Shop at Hinds. A most enjoyable day. Arts and Crafts Circle A most interesting afternoon with the company of Cathy and Amanda from Unique Boutique in the Arcade. Cathy talked about the beautiful jewellery she makes and where she sources some of the lovely stones. Amanda had a lovely display of her hand made soaps beautiful colours and perfumes. A most interesting afternoon with two very talented ladies.

Mid Canterbury Federation of Women’s Institutes Fairton Mrs V. Farr opened our March meeting with the Aspirations being recited. Thank you to Joyce Giller for hosting nine members to her home. As usual the minutes, bank balance and correspondence was read and confirmed. Members were reminded of Federation’s AGM Our AGM followed. A very special thank-you to Val Farr and a huge thank-you to all members for a job well done last year, good luck for the next year. 2018-2019 Elected Officers. President, Mrs V. Clark, Vice President Mrs Y. Lister, Secretary, Mrs A Frost, Treasurer Mrs S Thomas. Hinds The March meeting of Hinds WI was held in the Hinds Community Centre where Betty Wilson, President, led in the Ode and Aspirations. The guest speaker, Natasha Sim was welcomed, along with twelve members. The business which included catering for the Anzac Day Service at the Hinds Community Centre on April 25; reports on the finance and the activities of the WI For the year and notice of change of venue for the April meeting which is to be on April 18 at the home of Valmai and Ken McKenzie,10 Buchanan Place. The next Meals on Wheels for WIs will be from August 6-8. The President for 2018 is Betty Wilson, the Secretary,

Club Patron Jan Hammond and Bowling Club Patron Bruce White to cut the ribbon to officially open the new green. Bowling club president Ant McGirr put up the jack and Jan and Bruce rolled up the first bowls to open the winter season. Presentation of trophies to the croquet and bowling club members in recognition of hard work and good play throughout the season followed and a lovely afternoon tea concluded the afternoon’s proceedings. The first organised competition for winter bowls will begin on May 1 however the green is available for play during April.

Jo Wilson and the treasurer, Ruth Sheppard. Committee members and minor duties were also sorted out. Natasha Sim, of “Throwin’ Shapes studio had previously set up her display of glass jewellery, and a wide variety of art-work using metal, brass, glass, lead and other up-cycled materials. These were arranged on stones, or sitting on a bed of white pebbles. It looked lovely! Tash’s talk dealt with her passion of 20 years, working with glass and metals. She works part time as a glazier and at other times expresses her work with glass in a more complex and colourful manner with patterned windows, ornaments, and many different items of jewellery pieces which look like top quality opal. We were treated to a great display of Tash’s work, and also a collection of photographs. Expressions of thanks with a fruit basket by Ruth Sheppard were followed by members asking questions and browsing. Annual Competition results are as follows: Douglas Vase: Flowers, Rona McConnell. Hanna Cup: Most Points, Rona McConnell. Teale Cup, cooking, Ruth Sheppard. And for Vegetables, bronze vase, Rona and Ruth, 1st equal. Afternoon tea was served by the hostesses, Elizabeth Bell, and Lorraine Baughan. Netherby Twenty-four members met at 33 Suffolk Street to view the first garden on our tour of prize-winning gardens, three more were viewed before returning to one of our members own beautiful garden to hold our meeting. In the absence of the president, Valmai Mitchel, Vice President welcomed all present and thanked Barbara Danielson for organising the garden tour and hosting the meeting. Following the reciting of the Aspirations, the business was attended to. Two members had delivered flowers to Ward Six at the Hospital, Netherby WI had also entered a team “Super Grandies” in the Relay for Life on February 25-26 and raised $1985.00. The birthday lunch was held at the Stables restaurant, where the Past President, Pauline Palmer was presented with flowers. Valmai read out the Garden of Friendship for “Golden Threads” and the Roll Call resulted in a really good collection of both bought and homemade biscuits to be donated to the 206 Club. Birthday Honours were sung to several members. Catherine Thomas won the Northchurch trophy and the raffle was won by Iris Taylor. Wakanui Wakanui W.I’s February meeting was held in the Wakanui Hall where the institute has just financed the re-hanging of the stage curtains. These are looking very smart! Motto for the evening was: “Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” The Roll Call of “My favourite holiday place” showed our members are well travelled as well as having some favourites in New Zealand. The Speaker for the evening was member Tracy Fisher who told us of her trip to Israel with daughter Hayley. Joining an American Tour Party they visited Jerusalem, Petra, the Mount of Olives, floated in the

It is often said that “Every cloud has a silver lining” and not so often said that “Success comes at a price”. The highly successful open day held recently has brought such an influx of new and intending members, many with promising talent, that senior members have been obliged to put their own shooting on hold while providing support and coaching for the new people. Something, which I am happy to say, they have done willingly and with a degree of pleasure. Well done to those senior members who have committed time and skill. It makes one proud to belong to such an organization. This week saw some real improvement among the new members. Charlotte McKenzie stood out with her third personal best in as many weeks since coming off the rest and into a sling. Another to stand out was Ben Thomas who put his air pistol experience to good use and has gone from the rest to the sling on only his third attempt. Tyler Tuki has worked hard and will advance to shooting from a sling very soon. There were far too many showing promise to mention here but I’m sure will come to notice separately in the near future. The Mid Canterbury open championships come up in just over a week and this inaugural event will increase opportunity for shooters to gain qualifying scores for South Island selection and newer shooters a chance to mingle with some of the Islands best shooters.

Tinwald Branch New Zealand Red Cross Meeting was held in the Tinwald Memorial Hall on April 3. Report of the successful Red Cross Day was given. The day was postponed from 22 March to the next day due to very wet weather. Thanks is extended to the public for their generous support and to Sim’s Bakery and Tinwald Supervalue for allowing members to be outside their premises.  The Branch will continue with the Knitting project even though we have fewer knitters this year. The Branch Annual Plan was discussed and will be forwarded to the Area Council.  Five members attended the Red Cross Canterbury and West Coast Area Forum which was held at the Hakatere Marae Fairton on March 24.   All were warmly welcomed onto the Marae. Interesting speakers for the day included: the National President Jenny McMahon, Hisham Eldai of the Refugee Advisory Group, Angela Sutherland the National Disaster Risk Manager, Shane Chisholm  who is the General Manager Fundraising and Communications. Workshops and discussion time were also in the day’s programme. It was an informative day.  The raffle was drawn at the Branch meeting and the sales table did a brisk trade.  The Guest speaker was Judy Skevington Manager of the Rural Support Trust who spoke on her role.  She explained the Trust’s role for support for the rural community, for individuals and families and the importance of looking out for one another. She was thanked for her most interesting talk and given a fruit tray by Audrey Bruce.  Afternoon tea concluded a good meeting.

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RESULTS ■ Golf Tinwald Mixed 9 Hole Tournament April 9 – Women’s Grade 1: Best Gross Judith Tutton 44, Best Nett Pam McAndrew 34, Jodie Monk 35, Glenda Hamilton 36, c/b Judy Moore. Women’s Grade 2: Best Gross Lillian O’Hanlon 57, Best Nett Donella Sandrey 33, Donalda Mitchell 38, Barbara May 39, c/b Gail McKirdy. Men’s: Best Gross Mike Markillie 49, Best Nett Alister Goodwin 38, c/b Michael O’Reilly, John Greenslade. Putting: John Greenslade 15, Annette Maw 15, Gill Taylor 15, Hiromi Ikehata 15, Shirley Young 15. Nearest the Pins: No.6 Tracey Houston, No. 2 2nd Shot, Shirley Young, No 16 2nd Shot Anne Fleming

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It was wet and windy in Invercargill but Tomas Cubelli was a shining light on an otherwise dour evening last time the Brumbies and Highlanders clashed.

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Kiwi teams ‘don’t respect us’ By Oliver Caffrey Brumbies coach Dan McKellar says Australian Super Rugby teams need to earn respect from their New Zealand counterparts. Kiwi teams have won the past 33 games against Australian opposition leading into the Brumbies’ trip to Dunedin to play the Highlanders on Saturday night. McKellar says New Zealand teams don’t respect their Australian rivals and the Brumbies are desperate to turn that around. “This Saturday night is about us going to New Zealand and

earning respect as a club and a team,” McKellar said yesterday. “We look at our results in recent times in New Zealand and there haven’t been too many times where it’s been one-sided, it’s just the critical moments in the game where we haven’t won.” The Brumbies travel across the ditch fresh off reviving their season last Saturday night by defeating the Queensland Reds to win 45-21. Entering the match with the worst attacking record in the competition, the Brumbies powered home with seven un-

answered tries after being 15-0 down early in the contest. That momentum combined with the Brumbies’ good record at Forsyth Barr Stadium shapes as the perfect opportunity to end the Kiwi dominance. The last time the ACT team played the Highlanders outside of Australia they came away with a 30-19 win in 2013. Current Brumbies players Sam Carter, Christian Lealiifano, Scott Sio and the injured Henry Speight were involved in that famous result five years ago. McKellar said that match had

been a significant talking point in the group this week before they fly out from Canberra this morning. “What happened in 2013 we know it’s not going to just happen again but we took out of that game and what those boys (who played) said you’ve got to be prepared to chance your arm,” McKellar said. In team news, Speight hasn’t trained this week after pulling out of the Reds game with a knee injury and the winger is unlikely to play against the Highlanders. - AAP

Scores – Coronation: Lanelle McArthur 98.4, Emma Smith 98.4 & 196.10, Michaela Smith 97.5 & 191.10, Morgan Smith 94.4, Shania Harrison-Lee 98.6, Sam Smith 91.0, Sandy Bennett 98.6, Bryan Hunter 97.5 & 97.4. Phoenix: John Skevington 84.0, Brontson Cudmore 80.0, Hiromi Horsley 86.1, Ben Thomas 93.3 & 75.1, Josiah Harris 80.1, Jack McIntosh 70.1, Bradley Douglas 80.0, Warren Eddington 71.0, Jacob Swann 90.1, Olivia Pearce 81.1 & 86.2, Amelia Swann 85.0 & 83.1, Alex Eddington 72.0 & 72.1, Aimee Harris 93.2 & 82.2, Michael Harris 92.0 & 91.1, Liam Taylor 77.1, Mitchell Taylor 87.1, Tyler Tuki 82.0 & 85.1, Jack Jones 78.1 & 85.1,Tane Moore 85.1 & 86.2, Ancois Swanepoel 75.0, Caleb Brown 82.1, Levi Brown 81.0, Tim Ryan 92.1, Lexus Ryan 78.0, Dylan Brown 82.1, Matthew Binnie 70.1, Shane Dorman 79.0, Marcus Dorman 65, Alex Dorman 60.0, Morgan Smith 95.3, Charlotte McKenzie 91.1, Susan Peattie 81.0, Richard Pearce 88.2.

DRAWS ■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club April 14 - Weekend Ladies Aorangi Home Links, Report 8.20am Starters S. Bradford 0211590983, B. Fechney 0211305366 April 17 - Mid-Week Ladies Aorangi Home Links, Report 9.00am Starters P. Bell 0276065194, Sue Hastie 0273299566 April 19 - Nine Hole Men and Women Ambrose, Report 9.15am Starters W. Smith 3089207, E. Langford 3081559 Club Captain Sally Lemon 0274054910

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An almost perfect start Ashburton sharp-shooter, John Snowden has made an almost perfect start to the Queen’s Prize Individual event at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. After narrowly missing out on a medal in the Queen’s Prize Pairs on Tuesday, Snowden shook off the disappointment to produce three solid rounds of scores to have him sitting in second-equal after the first of three days of shooting. Snowden had a slightly shaky beginning, scoring 35.3v before scoring 35.6v and 35.5v to push himself up the leader board and into medal contention early in the competition. Snowden’s wife, Coby, who is on the Gold Coast supporting said he was over the moon to have bounced back from Tuesday’s disappointment. “They went so close to a medal but just missed,” she said. “He’s just rapt to have been able to put up a good score today.”

Yesterday was a special day for the pair as they also celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. Shooters yesterday took seven shots each over three distances; 300, 500 and 600 yards. The v in their score line is how many times they struck inside the vbull – which is a smaller ring inside the bullseye and is largely used as a tie-breaker. Snowden finished yesterday’s round with 105.14v which has him just one v bull behind competition leader, and good friend Jim Bailey of Australia who scored 105.15v. Today competitors return to the Belmont Full Bore Range for a similar round to yesterday other than the fact they will shoot 10 times at each distance, compared to today’s seven. Saturday will see the final day of the competition where entrants shoot over 900 and 1000 yards. Snowden’s pairs teammate, Brian Carter sits in second-equal spot as well after the first round with the same score.

Ashburton’s John Snowden is in good form on the Gold Coast. PHOTO ASHBURTON GUARDIAN

Kiwis guaranteed at least five medals

Tasmyn Benny is New Zealand boxing’s first female medallist at the Commonwealth Games. one fight. “I’m glad I get to take a medal back for New Zealand from my first Commonwealth Games. “I’m just trying to soak it up it’s pretty amazing just being on TV and being in the village with

all these amazing athletes. “It’s back to the navy for me now. It’s probably not the result they wanted me to get but I think they’ll still be proud.” For Garton, nerves built throughout the week as she was

forced to wait seven days for her first bout. The one-time Shortland Street actress, and costume and wardrobe worker on the show Spartacus, overcame a huge height and reach disadvantage to claim a gutsy unanimous win over Botswana’s Aratwa Kasemang. Garton kept walking forward, landing the much heavier blows to progress to the semi-finals where she meets Australia’s Anja Stridsman. “I knew I was going to have to take a few punches to get in there which is always hard no-one wants to get hit but it worked,” the 30-year-old said. “I’m someone that aims high so I want that gold medal. Having that goal means I’ll work harder to succeed at that. “It’s going to be a tough next fight but I’m ready for it. Our friendly neighbours next door … I love fighting the Aussies. -NZME

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Ferns captain in tears after loss to England Silver Ferns captain Katrina Grant hit back at suggestions the team lacked pride after falling to their worst ever loss against England at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. After a shock loss to Malawi earlier in their campaign, with New Zealand side were beaten by England, whose 54-45 win was their first over the Kiwi side in a major medal tournament.

In a television interview after the match, Grant was reduced to tears at suggestions the struggling team lacked pride, but set the record straight on the matter. “Of course we have pride in this black dress. It means a lot to every single one of us,” Grant said. “We were little kids, you know younger girls growing up playing netball, and this is all we

In brief Athletes Awol Five Cameroonian athletes have reportedly taken off from the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village on the Gold Coast. In a matter that has prompted Australia’s Border Force to monitor the situation, three athletes failed to turn up for their events on Tuesday and their whereabouts are unknown. The Courier-Mail reports weightlifter Olivier Matam and boxers Ndzie Tchoyi and Simplice Fotsala have not been located since they failed to compete on Tuesday. Cameroon Commonwealth Games official Victor Agbor Nso has told The Independent Cameroonian weightlifters Aka Angeline Filji and Mikoumba Petit David also disappeared earlier this Games. - NZME

Her mojo’s back

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One win, one loss, and Tasmyn Benny is now New Zealand boxing’s first female medallist at the Commonwealth Games. And with Alexis Pritchard (57kg) and Troy Garton (60kg) guaranteed at least bronze from their semi-finals on Friday, mark the Gold Coast Games down as a historic one for New Zealand. With New Zealand’s eightstrong team guaranteed at least five medals, trainer Jake Rapira is already preparing to shave his beard off. Benny lost Wednesday’s 4548kg semi to Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara but after winning her first round bout the 19-year-old Navy medic – nicknamed “eggs benny” – will celebrate her bronze medal over a pizza with family and friends. “I didn’t actually know until I got told after my fight. It’s pretty crazy,” Benny said of creating history. “I’m pretty happy I didn’t expect to go home with a medal my goal was just to win

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wanted. There’s a lot of pride in this dress and it’s a lot to take.” The loss meant the Ferns had to play a waiting game to see if they progressed from the pool stages of the Games. If Uganda beat Scotland by 38 goals or Malawi beat Wales by 79 goals, the Ferns would fall short of the semi-finals. Should the New Zealand side qualify for the semi-finals, they’ll

likely be matched up against gold-medal favourites Australia. The Diamonds were to meet Jamaica later last night to finalise the standings in pool A – with both teams currently unbeaten with four wins. The winner will play the second-placed team from pool B in the semi-finals – possibly New Zealand – while the loser will meet England. - NZME

Rebecca McConnell was so out of form earlier this year that she felt like skipping the Commonwealth Games altogether. But the cross country mountainbike talent, who along with husband Daniel will compete in the hills of Nerang today, says she’s got her mojo back. The 26-year-old admitted she had more than one “why bother” moment earlier this year after a run of illness and poor form shattered her physically and emotionally. “I had a really tough time from December through to March but I’ve turned it around and I’m definitely ready to race,” the Glasgow bronze medallist said. - AAP

Gold slips away Australian shooter Emma Cox has coughed up a gold medal after losing a tense shoot-off with India’s Shreyasi Singh in the women’s double trap at the Commonwealth Games. The country Victorian came into the final round with a whopping seven-point lead and needed to hit only 19 of her last 30 targets to ensure gold. But she buckled under pressure, falling one short to finish level with Singh on 96 out of 120 targets and then was the first shooter to miss in a sudden-death finish. - AAP

Duo bounce back Top seeds Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy have bounced back from an opening loss to take their first win in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The duo beat Australians Sarah Cardwell and Christine Nunn 11-8 11-6 in 20 minutes, a much-need boost after Tuesday’s 11-10 11-10 defeat by Malaysia’s Rachel Arnold and Sivasangari Subramaniam. “It was probably our worst performance,” King said of the early loss. - AAP

McIlroy into quarters Kiwi lawn bowler Shannon McIlroy is through to the men’s singles quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games after finishing pool play on a high note. McIlroy accounted for India’s Krishna Xalxo 21-0 at Broadbeach Bowls Club yesterday to make today’s final eight play-offs. The win went some way towards restoring confidence after McIlroy was beaten 21-18 by Englishman Robert Paxton on Tuesday. - NZN


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Vincent retired after sale Brilliant four-year-old pacer Vincent has been retired and will stand at stud next season. The athletic son of Art Major, beaten on his merits just twice in 19 career starts, was a laststart winner of the Auckland Cup on New Year’s Eve before suffering a leg injury. As they have done twice previously in recent years with A Rocknroll Dance and Always B Miki, Alabar Stud in South Auckland and Nevele R Stud in Canterbury have joined forces to purchase the entire from his Australian owners Bill and Jean Feiss. “Vincent has been such a dream horse for us and we were prepared to do everything possible to get him back to the track,” said Jean Feiss. “He’s already had his initial stem cell treatments.” “However, Alabar and Nevele R presented us with an offer to purchase him and we knew in our hearts that accepting it was the right thing for Vincent’s long-term future. “He deserves a great home and to be given the very best chance at stud. We’re sure he’ll get that.” Mark Purdon, co-trainer of the budding superstar with Natalie Rasmussen, held Vincent in high esteem. “He was a great young horse,

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Rock On Wood spelled Promising three-year-old Rock On Wood has come a long way in a short time and his progress has been rewarded with a spell. “Things went against him last start so we thought it’s a good time to give him a break,” part-owner and trainer Leanne Elliot said. The son of Redwood has won two of his three starts, including a defeat at Te Aroha of the highly-rated Sherrif who subsequently won the Gr.3 Manawatu Classic (2000m). Rock On Wood has been the subject of a number of overseas offers.

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Budding superstar Vincent has been retired to stud following an injury. the best of his year as a threeyear-old.” “He came back great as a fouryear-old and I thought he would eventually take Lazarus’ place and go on to be the best horse in Australasia. “He’s a beautiful horse. Both Jean and I loved him when we saw him as a yearling and that never changed. “Everyone he came in contact with him loved him as he was

such a kind horse, a real gentleman.” ”It’s a great shame he’s not coming back to racing but we’re looking forward to training a few by him.” In a short career, Vincent won four Group 1 races – this season’s Auckland Cup as well as the New South Wales Derby, New Zealand Derby and NSW Breeders Challenge as a threeyear-old last season.

He holds three New Zealand records, all over 2700 metres from a stand, on the back of two outstanding Alexandra Park wins. Vincent will stand in the flesh at Alabar Stud’s Victorian farm but will be available in fresh semen form through both Alabar and Nevele R in New Zealand, with lifetime breeding options available. - NZ Harness News

Nymph Monte ready to add to Hastings record The stage looks set this weekend for the capable stayer Nymph Monte to return to his best form. The Tavistock six-year-old races well at Hastings where he will attempt to bag the second black type win of his career in Saturday’s Listed Royston Hospital Hawke’s Bay Cup (2200m). Trainer Grant Nicholson believes Nymph Monte, whose record features a victory in the Listed Metropolitan Trophy Handicap (2500m) at Riccarton,

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will strip at peak fitness for the feature. “I’m very happy with him and that last run has topped him off nicely,” part-owner and trainer Grant Nicholson said. “There looks like there will be a bit of pace in the race and he needs that to get over the top of them.” Off the back of a trial win, Nymph Monte finished sixth at his most recent appearance in the Gr.2 Awapuni Gold Cup (2000m). “He got back off them a bit at

the 600m and then he picked it up and his last 150m was very nice,” Nicholson said. “He’s definitely improved with the run.” Past visits to Hawke’s Bay have rewarded Nymph Monte with a pair of middle distance victories. “He always seems to go well there and a little bit of moisture will help him, he likes to get his toe in the ground these days,” Nicholson said. “It’s always been the plan to have a go at the Cup. There are a

few options for him afterwards, but we’ll get through Saturday first.” Nymph Monte’s half-brother Artaxerxes will also be in action at the meeting, resuming in the Stella Artois Mile (1600m). “He’s been waiting for an easing of the ground,” Nicholson said. “I think he’ll go a nice race, but he will improve with it.” Artaxerxes has been patiently handled and has a win and a couple of placings from seven appearances. – NZ Racing Desk

The connections of Five To Midnight had an added incentive for aiming the stayer at Saturday’s $A2 million Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick. He will claim a $A100,000 bonus for the owners and $A50,000 to trainer Lisa Latta if he wins or runs a place. Five To Midnight qualified for the bonus by finishing runner-up in last month’s Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m).

Debutant double Cheeky Bee followed up a trial win with a debut success at Te Awamutu on Wednesday. The three-year-old triumphed in the Apprentice Riders’ Day Maiden (1150m) to also complete a winning double for his The Oaks Stud-based sire Niagara, whose son Stand Tall claimed the opening event, the Garrard’s Horse & Hound Maiden (1150m). “His last two trials were really good and he’s an out and out sprinter so Waipa was always going to suit him,” Cheeky Bee’s trainer Mark Forbes said.

Revamp for track The Waikato harness track has been torn up this week, stripped back to rock on Monday before 320 tonnes of new surface was applied. It was the first total overhaul of the track since 1996 with the new surface made up of crusher dust blended with equestrian sand. The project was overseen by HRNZ’s track expert John Denton and is especially important at Cambridge as it is one of the busiest racetracks in terms of training numbers in New Zealand harness racing. - NZME

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Manawatu Harness Racing Club Inc Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 12 April 2018 NZ Meeting number: 7 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 5.06pm (NZT) CARTOWN HANDICAP TROT $10,000, non-winners & up to r47 & r49 & r50 & r51 & r52 with co..., stand, 2500m 1 43087 Dolly Jones (1) fr ..................... P Ferguson 2 79891 Milliondollarmonkey (1) 30............. J Curtin 3 64744 Burt Munro (2) 30 ........................S Branch 4 04233 Beg For Chevron (3) 30 ............... S Phelan 5 09946 Rocknpop (4) 30 ................ S Tomlinson (J) 6 08958 Rarangi Opal (5) 30 .................... B Weaver 7 53095 Above The Rest (6) 30.............J Abernethy 8 x9009 Bet’s Commando (7) 30 ............ A Poutama 9 07047 Grey Stoke (U1) 30.................S Abernethy 10 71752 Need Luck (U2) 30 ................B Butcher (J) 11 33322 Mekong Princess (U3) 30 ........... B Orange 2 5.34pm JODY BROWNLEE MOBILE PACE $10,000, non-winners 2yo+ mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 55427 Motu Belle Du Jour (1) fr ............. S Phelan 2 0x965 Velocette (2) fr ............................... J Curtin 3 228 Lady Liberty (3) fr ...............D Ferguson (J) 4 33 Uncle Drew (4) fr .....................J Abernethy 5 63236 Toppatherock (5) fr .................S Abernethy 6 93 It’s Me (6) fr.................................D Butcher 7 524 Speciale Uno (7) fr.................... A Poutama 8 00274 Choice Lustre (21) fr ..............B Butcher (J) 9 67822 Proud Bromac (22) fr .................. B Orange 10 0006 Last Touch (23) fr

11 3845x Bugalugs (24) fr ....................... P Ferguson 12 90 Foxy Sister (25) fr ......................K Marshall 13 22572 Getarattleon (26) fr ............ S Tomlinson (J) Emergency: Last Touch 3 5.59pm MANAWATU ITM HANDICAP TROT $10,000, r50 & faster discrhcp trot, stand, 2500m 1 65076 Danke (1) fr...................................G Martin 2 21204 Sunny Bill (2) fr .............................. J Curtin 3 1789P Angus Fogg (U1) fr ....................... O Gillies 4 50470 Franco Nadal (U2) fr ...........D Ferguson (J) 5 8568P Majestic Stride (U3) fr .............S Abernethy 6 95845 One Night Out (1) 10 .................. B Weaver 7 50641 Dream Big (2) 10 ........................ B Orange 8 28753 Caitlin’s Surprise (1) 20 .............K Marshall 9 60232 November Guy (U1) 30 ..............D Butcher 10 32153 Destiny Jones (1) 80................ P Ferguson 4 6.24pm MATT & MARION HICKEY MOBILE PACE $10,000, 3yo+ up to & including r47 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 77048 Rangi Rangdu (1) fr ..................... S Phelan 2 08550 Strawberry Moose (2) fr ......D Ferguson (J) 3 00703 Caitlin Franco (3) fr ................... A Poutama 4 8x087 Mordecai (4) fr ................... S Tomlinson (J) 5 0006 Last Touch (5) fr 6 79000 Chelsea Ella (6) fr ....................... B Orange 7 51900 Red River Dash (7) fr..............S Abernethy 8 87605 Cerberus (21) fr .......................J Abernethy 9 80972 Jetenara (22) fr ...........................D Butcher 10 27299 Grey Skies (23) fr ..................B Butcher (J) 11 09756 Manihiki Pearl (24) fr ................A Drake (J) 5 6.49pm OUTBACK TRADING MOBILE PACE

$10,000, 3yo+ r55 to r59 mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 84135 Lynton Creek (1) fr.................B Butcher (J) 2 45131 Twitter Bromac (2) fr ................... B Orange 3 26133 Captain Kirk (3) fr .................... P Ferguson 4 30814 Magical Matty (4) fr ............ S Tomlinson (J) 5 17818 Marrera (5) fr ...........................J Abernethy 6 1P190 Atom Hanover (6) fr ..................A Drake (J) 7 96252 Dana Dawn (7) fr ................D Ferguson (J) 8 91252 Gotta Moment (21) fr ..............S Abernethy 9 91136 Delightful Kas (22) fr ...................... J Curtin 10 65910 Lis Rulz (23) fr ...........................K Marshall 11 43341 Scelta Uno (24) fr ..................... A Poutama 12 21557 Molly Sims (25) fr......................... S Phelan 13 54748 Extra Guinness (26) fr Emergency: Extra Guinness 6 7.15pm DOUG, WENDY & ERIN GALE MOBILE PACE $10,000, r59 to r91 mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 54748 Extra Guinness (1) fr ..............S Abernethy 2 14365 Madiba (2) fr .................................S Doody 3 03351 Idealagain (3) fr ..................D Ferguson (J) 4 81101 Nova Time fr ...............................Scratched 5 01807 The Big Boss (4) fr............. S Tomlinson (J) 6 66526 Black Chevron (5) fr .................J Abernethy 7 11861 Marshal Star (6) fr.................... P Ferguson 8 75454 Mister Harris (21) fr ...............B Butcher (J) 9 12264 Stars Delight (22) fr ....................D Butcher 10 15373 Shillelagh (23) fr ......................... B Orange 11 82412 C A Penny (24) fr ........................... J Curtin 7 7.40pm NAYLOR PALMER VISIQUE MOBILE PACE $10,000, r40 to r50 mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 0006 Last Touch (1) fr ......................S Abernethy

2 44525 Master Of Escape (2) fr ............ A Poutama 3 32024 Jack Bates (3) fr ........................K Marshall 4 55477 Pure Desire (4) fr ........................D Butcher 5 50009 Bobby M (5) fr ................................ J Curtin 6 40833 Four Starzzz Legend (6) fr.......J Abernethy 7 70990 Trixie Bromac (7) fr 8 08686 Tennyson Inlet (21) fr ..........D Ferguson (J) 9 622P6 Amaro (22) fr ............................... S Phelan 10 56788 Itsokbeingbetter fr .......................Scratched 8 8.05pm NAYLOR LAWRENCE & ASSOCIATES MOBILE PACE $10,000, 3yo+ r50 to r52 mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 16042 Sauchiehall (1) fr ........................ B Orange 2 45961 Megatron (2) fr ........................S Abernethy 3 76313 Azza (3) fr .................................... S Phelan 4 32426 Waingaro Mara (4) fr...................... J Curtin 5 018x6 Rock N Joy (5) fr ................ S Tomlinson (J) 6 73615 Brainstormer (6) fr ...................J Abernethy 7 23761 Nerve Of Steel (7) fr ...................D Butcher 8 44525 Master Of Escape fr....................Scratched 9 76062 Our Wicklow (21) fr ....................K Marshall 10 68943 McDaknife (22) fr ..................... P Ferguson 11 08781 Jemima Franco (23) fr .............. A Poutama 12 21087 The Hawke (U1) fr ........................S Doody 9 8.31pm NEXT MEETING MAY 1ST & 3RD MOBILE PACE $10,000, 3yo+ up to & including r53 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 00x09 Sweet Maggie Ryan (1) fr ...D Ferguson (J) 2 67154 Delia May (2) fr .......................S Abernethy 3 67775 Joey Maguire (3) fr ............ S Tomlinson (J) 4 77624 Whale Rider (4) fr ..................... A Donnelly

5 070x1 Dynamo (5) fr.............................. B Orange 6 88642 Franco Empire (6) fr....................... J Curtin 7 41004 Magical Moe (7) fr..................B Butcher (J) 8 5x317 Fear Rockn (21) fr..................... A Poutama 9 15973 Racketeers Boy (22) fr ................D Butcher 10 45413 Arcano (23) fr........................... P Ferguson Pacifiers on : Four Starzzz Legend, Amaro (R7) LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {C.cl} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down SELECTIONS: Race 1: Mekong Princess, Need Luck, Milliondollarmonkey, Beg For Chevron Race 2: Proud Bromac, Uncle Drew, Getarattleon, Bugalugs Race 3: Destiny Jones, Dream Big, November Guy, Caitlin’s Surprise Race 4: Chelsea Ella, Jetenara, Caitlin Franco, Manihiki Pearl Race 5: Captain Kirk, Twitter Bromac, Lynton Creek, Gotta Moment Race 6: C A Penny, Madiba, Marshal Star, Idealagain Race 7: Four Starzzz Legend, Master Of Escape, Jack Bates, Last Touch Race 8: The Hawke, Sauchiehall, Nerve Of Steel, Azza Race 9: Arcano, Joey Maguire, Whale Rider, Dynamo


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M3 Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Addington Raceway Meeting Date: 12 April 2018 NZ Meeting number: 3 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.11pm (NZT) THE FITZ SPORTS BAR SPRINT C3, 295m 1 46286 Tricky Action 17.48 S & ........................B Evans 2 8F586 Seriously Grand 17.23 ........................ J Tanner 3 23111 Debbie Baxter 17.34 ..................... J McInerney 4 74617 Sweet Abby Lee 17.19 .................. R Blackburn 5 75785 Cosmic Richie 17.30 ..................... J McInerney 6 63411 Know Approval 17.32 ......................... G Cleeve 7 88254 Detective Dash 17.54.................... J McInerney 8 4x421 Jaded Affair 17.35 .............................L Waretini 9 67148 Flaming Sambuca 17.44 ............... J McInerney 10 65745 Coco Bango 17.27 ........................ J McInerney 2 12.28pm A2C ASPHALT 2 CONCRETE PH 0800222583 DASH C3, 295m 1 15356 Star Bucking 17.34........................ J McInerney 2 72181 Leo’s Son 17.38 ............................ J McInerney 3 75756 Super Bad 17.20 ...............................D Roberts 4 37544 Justin Ryan 17.27 S & .........................B Evans 5 421F1 Sunlit Johnny 17.23 ............................... C Weir 6 64861 Ohoka Billy 17.08 ..............................L Waretini 7 12371 Cosmic Jase 17.42 ....................... J McInerney 8 16457 Homebush Scribe 17.36 ............... J McInerney 9 67148 Flaming Sambuca 17.44 ............... J McInerney 10 87885 Lonely Baxter 17.38 ...................... J McInerney 3 12.46pm CLARKSON’S SIGN STUDIO STAKES C2, 520m 1 5F451 Smash Damage nwtd...........................M Grant 2 62435 Amy Bale 30.89.................................C Roberts 3 72115 Go Angel 30.88 ....................................R Wales 4 28577 Spring Sam 30.74 ......................... J McInerney

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66816 Homebush Fued nwtd ................... J McInerney 65732 Boston Billy 30.40 H & ............................ Taylor 71713 Little Krakatoa 30.80 ......................A Bradshaw 37x46 Opawa Robynann nwtd........................R Wales 26754 Shady Snapper 30.46 .......................C Roberts 18376 Bossy Affair 31.42 .............................L Waretini 4 1.03pm SPECTATOR’S BAR & BISTRO SPRINT C4, 295m 1 27623 Homebush Rufus 17.34 ................ J McInerney 2 14478 Aussie Hoon 17.21 S & ........................B Evans 3 51557 Ohoka Clare 17.17 ............................L Waretini 4 16558 Midnight Bolt 17.36 ................................ C Weir 5 25261 Treville 17.33 ................................. R Blackburn 6 32234 Talk Talk 17.19 .........................................A Lee 7 57588 Macey Baxter 17.22 ...................... J McInerney 8 11718 Sozin’s Angel 17.67 ...................... J McInerney 9 77666 Wow Madonna 17.02 M &....................P Binnie 10 78887 Believe 17.10 ........................................B Dann 5 1.21pm THURSDAY PLACE PICK STAKES C2, 520m 1 22526 Smash Calling 30.78 ............................M Grant 2 75321 Amelia Rob 30.58 ..........................M Robinson 3 11388 Token Vikkers 30.79 .............................R Wales 4 52212 Cosmic Stu 30.81.......................... J McInerney 5 68285 Bluey Fields 31.07 H & ........................... Taylor 6 47463 Allen Hadrian 30.24 ..........................C Roberts 7 35381 Shift The Blame 30.47 .................. J McInerney 8 41484 Goldstar Miley 30.25 S & .....................B Evans 9 26754 Shady Snapper 30.46 .......................C Roberts 10 18376 Bossy Affair 31.42 .............................L Waretini 6 1.38pm (NZT) ACTIVE ELECTRICAL CHRISTCHURCH DASH C4, 295m 1 82454 Think Tank 17.51........................... J McInerney 2 37473 Homebush Banker 17.36 .............. J McInerney 3 18334 Jinja Brian 17.15 ...............................A Waretini

4 41554 Magic Mike 17.16 ..............................C Roberts 5 12774 Homebush Miles 17.42 ................. J McInerney 6 26276 Dusky Brew 17.35 S & .........................B Evans 7 24563 Opawa Sheldon 17.07 .........................R Wales 8 63432 Inside Affair 17.41 ......................... R Blackburn 9 77666 Wow Madonna 17.02 M &....................P Binnie 10 67876 Sergess 17.28............................... J McInerney 7 1.56pm HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY ADELAIDE JOPSON STAKES C3, 520m 1 81573 Mina Allen 30.08 ...............................C Roberts 2 51514 Andrea’s Magic 30.43 ...........................B Dann 3 55572 Must Be Rusty 30.24..................... J McInerney 4 62531 Know Answer 30.19 ........................... G Cleeve 5 63642 Tamara May 30.26 ...............................M Grant 6 45111 Dyna Bart 30.36 ................................C Roberts 7 62234 Goldstar Ashton 30.45 S & ..................B Evans 8 33651 Botany Alan 30.46......................... J McInerney 9 16474 Opawa Purdie 30.19 J & ......................D Fahey 10 78367 Homebush Boden 31.90 ............... J McInerney 8 2.13pm THE TURF BAR SPRINT FINAL C3f, 295m 1 53473 Know Respect 17.28 .......................... G Cleeve 2 27212 Edge Of Town 17.41...........................R Adcock 3 16442 Homebush Austin 17.43................ J McInerney 4 47164 Fiery Fagan 17.29 ............................... R Casey 5 65321 High Return 17.31................................M Grant 6 11322 Zipping Lance 17.60 ..........................R Adcock 7 44411 Technic 17.21 H & ................................... Taylor 8 24223 Genetic Marlow 17.42 ..........................M Grant 9 15356 Star Bucking 17.34........................ J McInerney 10 16457 Homebush Scribe 17.36 ............... J McInerney 9 2.31pm MY BRO FABIO DISTANCE C2d, 645m 1 61487 Verta Bale nwtd.................................C Roberts 2 71363 Avenger Bale nwtd ............................C Roberts 3 6x155 Rockstar Kobe nwtd ..........................C Roberts

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22323 He’s All Power nwtd J & .......................D Fahey 38x41 Panel Beater 38.48 J & ........................D Fahey 37522 Allen Mack nwtd ................................C Roberts 55453 Vicki Keeping nwtd J &.........................D Fahey 26263 Little Bit Funny 38.60 J & .....................D Fahey 10 2.47pm KOLORFUL KANVAS SPRINT FINAL C4f, 295m 1 86327 Sozin’s Blue 17.41 ........................ J McInerney 2 45782 Know Scrutiny 17.24 .......................... G Cleeve 3 67631 Nicey Spicey 17.11 ........................A Bradshaw 4 3413F Queen Kong nwtd ......................... J McInerney 5 44451 Amino Trouble 17.25 ......................A Bradshaw 6 77511 Nozzno Fear 17.28 ........................A Bradshaw 7 15636 Opawa Waihemo 17.33 ........................R Wales 8 87762 Saraya Jayde 17.25 ..........................L Waretini 9 27623 Homebush Rufus 17.34 ................ J McInerney 10 18334 Jinja Brian 17.15 ...............................A Waretini 11 3.07pm CHRISTCHURCH CASINO STAKES C4/5, 520m 1 22314 Shreddin’ 30.34 J & ..............................D Fahey 2 15415 Mazu 29.97 J & ....................................D Fahey 3 11512 Dyna Dave 30.03 ..............................C Roberts 4 62212 Vikings 29.99 J & .................................D Fahey 5 24311 Tom Tee 29.82....................................R Adcock 6 11146 Lord Louie nwtd .................................R Adcock 7 21865 Opawa Brad 30.19 J & .........................D Fahey 8 12317 Shallay Pallay nwtd J & ........................D Fahey 9 25356 Opawa Norris 30.25 .............................R Wales 10 31178 My Dad Den 30.19 .........................M Robinson 12 3.22pm LIVAMOL DASH C5, 295m 1 27133 Smash Bomber 17.23 ..........................M Grant 2 22815 Flower Bomb 17.19 ........................A Bradshaw 3 43225 Botany Cold 17.22 ........................ J McInerney 4 51161 Fired Up Jasper 17.20 ..........................B Dann

5 71215 Smash Attack 17.22 .............................M Grant 6 33482 Smash Wild 17.08 ................................M Grant 7 26176 Hey Jude nwtd .............................. J McInerney 8 8x525 Howie Bale 17.17 ..............................C Roberts 9 43883 Danziger 17.10.............................. R Blackburn 10 67386 High Dreamer 17.24.............................M Grant LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track SELECTIONS: Race 1: Seriously Grand, Jaded Affair, Debbie Baxter, Know Approval, Sweet Abby Lee Race 2: Sunlit Johnny, Ohoka Billy, Star Bucking, Justin Ryan, Cosmic Jase Race 3: Boston Billy, Little Krakatoa, Amy Bale, Smash Damage, Go Angel Race 4: Aussie Hoon, Ohoka Clare, Talk Talk, Treville, Homebush Rufus Race 5: Allen Hadrian, Amelia Rob, Shift The Blame, Goldstar Miley, Token Vikkers Race 6: Opawa Sheldon, Inside Affair, Homebush Banker, Think Tank, Jinja Brian Race 7: Dyna Bart, Andrea’s Magic, Know Answer, Goldstar Ashton, Mina Allen Race 8: Technic, Edge Of Town, Zipping Lance, High Return, Genetic Marlow Race 9: Avenger Bale, Panel Beater, He’s All Power, Vicki Keeping, Allen Mack Race 10: Know Scrutiny, Nozzno Fear, Nicey Spicey, Sozin’s Blue, Amino Trouble Race 11: Tom Tee, Shreddin’, Shallay Pallay, Dyna Dave, Vikings Race 12: Flower Bomb, Fired Up Jasper, Smash Bomber, Smash Wild, Danziger

8 08097 Belladita (13) 56.5 ...............................R Myers 9 73 Lady Zeraph (8) 56 10 4 Galway Lil (7) 56 .....................C O’Beirne (a3) 11 006 Hypatia (3) 56................................D Hirini (a1) 12 706x7 Her Destiny (4) 56 ............................ D Bradley 13 0x768 Trifle (5) 56.5 Emergency: Trifle 7 4.12pm EGMONT WANGANUI HUNT/JOHN ALEXANDER MAIDEN $10,000, MDN, 1650m 1 43238 Handyman (3) 58.5 .................. C Waddell (a4) 2 05x3 Thutmosis (9) 58.5 ................................T Allan 3 33778 Cullen Bohannon (8) 58.5 .................. J Parkes 4 0 Lincoln’s Success (12) 58.5 ...........A Shin (a4) 5 85 Master Lincoln (6) 58 ......................... J Riddell 6 630x4 Our Charli’s Angel (5) 56.5............... D Bradley 7 00444 Ravenhill (11) 56.5 ..............................R Myers 8 6x487 Winehouse (13) 56.5 ............. S Weatherley (a) 9 06 Latin Princess (2) 56.5 ....................R Hannam 10 80. Lost Flag (10) 56.5 ............................M Tanaka 11 64526 Realm (4) 56 ...................................... S Collett 12 54 Wee Gilly h (1) 56 13 0x768 Trifle (7) 56.5 Emergency: Trifle 8 4.47pm FAREWELL ERIC AND JILL LENNOX $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 1462 Windsor (6) 59....................... S Weatherley (a) 2 8x1. The Growler (13) 59 ........................... J Parkes 3 52827 Mikjene (4) 58.5 ................................M Tanaka 4 359x4 Nom du Beel td (8) 58 .............C O’Beirne (a3) 5 578x3 Regal Winks b (9) 57.5....................... S Collett 6 24693 Brakbar d (14) 57.5 ........................Z Moki (a2) 7 99578 Black Sav (7) 57 ................................. J Riddell

8 62135 Cottoneva (12) 57 9 6x520 Desano tb (5) 57 ...................... M Hudson (a3) 10 01x9x Mistress Porotene m (10) 57 11 1 She’s Not Bad 56.5 ..........................Scratched 12 1433x Dark Princess mb (11) 56.5 ................R Myers 13 4x261 Gata d (3) 56.5 ................................. L Allpress 14 07761 Kate The Great td (1) 56.5 ..............R Hannam 15 8x0x9 Artaxerxes 56.5 ................................Scratched 16 83300 Brother One m (2) 56 Emergencies: Artaxerxes, Brother One Blinkers on : Accolades (R2), In Segreto (R3), Molizlad (R4), Midnight Poetry, Destiny One, Molizlad (R5), Lady Zeraph (R6), Lost Flag (R7) Blinkers off : Kiweka (R1), Xcessory (R2), Belladita (R6) Winkers off : Molizlad, Fiftyshadesofpink (R4), Fiftyshadesofpink, Molizlad (R5) SELECTIONS: Race 1: Stunning, Red Red Robin, Reliably Perky, Wee Gilly, Mister Geronimo Race 2: Off With Her Head, Owned, Eye’s Wide Open, Hand It To Jonesy, Class Above Race 3: Fine Bouquet, Rainbow Dundee, Prince Oberyn, In Segreto, Platinum Wild Card Race 4: Sligo, Piriwai, Midnight Story, Veneto, Shanghai Noon Race 5: Play The Field, Crafty Crim, Backfire, Midnight Poetry Race 6: Lincoln Star, Lady Zeraph, Galway Lil, Penticoup, Producer Race 7: Thutmosis, Ravenhill, Our Charli’s Angel, Realm, Wee Gilly Race 8: Dark Princess, Regal Winks, The Growler, Windsor

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5 87852 Jinja Liv nwtd U & .............................Cottam 6 24463 Finkle Foot Fred nwtd R & ....................Hunt 7 25484 Bigtime Moola 18.60 R & ....................L Udy 8 251 Hop On Mate 19.00......................... T Green 9 26674 Blocker 18.81 R & .......................N O’Regan 10 64774 Zimmer Frame 18.81 R &....................L Udy LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track SELECTIONS: Race 1: Finkle Foot Hero, Hot Mayhem, C’est L’Amour, Jetsun Bear, Kuridrani Race 2: Spider Phil, Reality Check, Bright Concept, Zara Petal, Twelve Gauge Race 3: Majik Mikado, Red Dee, Fancy Gas, Billy Bullet, Just A Matthew Race 4: Unileven, Retired Mouse, Bigtime Sophie, Mobility Scooter, Unconscionable Race 5: Salvarotti, San Tan Samson, Pretty and Pink, Opawa Loyal, Kapai Bart Race 6: Electric Dee Eye, Secret Lily, Cosmic Barwon, Yooldome, Opawa Silver Race 7: Bitters, Nangar Panther, It’s The Lovely, Bad, Allegro Cody Race 8: Token Jasper, Hey Khali, Bigtime Wayno, Midnight Daydream, Deception Diva Race 9: Nitrology, Invasion, Obstinatus, Mrs Browns Girl, Harry Brown Race 10: Thrilling Arnold, Red Dot Special, Opawa Anthony, Gotcha Millie, Out Of Paper Race 11: Hallo Star, Alex Attack, Sun Is Shining, Ekali, Brotastic Race 12: Beautiful Boy, Zipping Ringo, Stay Away Haydo, Zipping Vito, Good Job Race 13: Katcha Ninja, Ken Wilde, Bigtime Moola, Jinja Liv, Tabulam Girl

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Waverley Racing Club Venue: Waverley Meeting Date: 12 Apr 2018 NZ Meeting number: 4 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 12.37pm (NZT) NORWOODS MAIDEN $10,000, MDN, 2200m 1 265x5 Mister Geronimo (5) 58.5 ...... S Weatherley (a) 2 98570 Lucquide (7) 58.5 ............................... J Parkes 3 0009 Kiweka (10) 58.5 4 98560 Post Graduate (4) 58.5 ............. C Waddell (a4) 5 9. Under The Bridge (2) 58.5 ....................L Hemi 6 22222 Stunning (3) 56.5 ..............................M Tanaka 7 59762 Red Red Robin (9) 56.5 .....................S McKay 8 0x768 Trifle (1) 56.5 9 55x03 Reliably Perky (6) 56 .......................... S Collett 10 54 Wee Gilly h (8) 56 ...............................R Myers 2 1.12pm HOOPER ENGINEERING $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2200m 1 8041 Lincoln’s Secret (9) 59 ..................... D Bradley 2 827x8 Class Above m (14) 59......................M Tanaka 3 17837 Hand It To Jonesy (8) 58.5 ..................R Myers 4 90390 Itellyouonething d (5) 58................... L Allpress 5 40214 So It Was m (10) 58 6 17850 Wotamission (6) 58 ............................S McKay 7 x1035 Eye’s Wide Open b (11) 57.5 ............. J Parkes 8 65731 Off With Her Head (13) 57 .............A Shin (a4) 9 621x5 Justa Charlie mh (3) 57 ..................Z Moki (a2) 10 31982 Owned (4) 56.5 .................................. S Collett 11 2L0Px Newstead m (1) 56 ............................. J Riddell 12 77x00 Gifted m (2) 55.5 ...................... C Waddell (a4) 13 PPx0x Accolades m (7) 54 ..................S MacNab (a2) 14 68509 Xcessory (12) 54 .............................R Hannam 3 1.47pm ULTRASCAN MAIDEN $10,000, MDN 3YO,

M9 Auckland Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Manukau Stadium Meeting Date: 12 April 2018 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11; 12 and 13 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 11, 12 and 13 1 3.44pm (NZT) WELCOME TO THE MANUKAU SPORTSBOWL SPRINT C0, 318m 1 75673 Jetsun Bear nwtd ...........................G Wilson 2 648x Tilly Toodle nwtd............................... S Clark 3 8x767 Crackling nwtd.................................... J Foot 4 67433 Crampton nwtd..............................A Cleaver 5 23224 Finkle Foot Hero nwtd R & ....................Hunt 6 55232 Hot Mayhem nwtd U & ......................Cottam 7 252 C’est L’Amour nwtd ...........................B Craik 8 58442 Kuridrani nwtd ...............................A Cleaver 9 4536 Spark ‘Em Up nwtd .........................S Codlin 10 Talkabout Missy nwtd .....................G J Hore 2 4.03pm DOGZONE SPRINT C1, 318m 1 54783 Twelve Gauge 19.10 ........................M Black 2 81223 Spider Phil 18.78 R &..................N O’Regan 3 7734F Jetsun Stampede nwtd ..................G Wilson 4 68345 Scott The Looks 18.90 U & ...............Cottam 5 68158 Bright Concept nwtd R &.....................L Udy 6 x1815 Reality Check nwtd ........................G J Hore 7 435x2 Zara Petal nwtd ................................ S Clark 8 88537 Atlas Shrugged 18.69 .................. H Mullane 9 88x44 Nasa 18.78........................................B Craik 10 42676 Barwon Bandit 18.68..................D Schofield 3 4.24pm TROPHIES PLUS SPRINT C1, 318m 1 17526 Oloroso nwtd U & ..............................Cottam 2 46657 Red Dee 18.53 ................................P Green 3 28411 Majik Mikado 18.75 ...........................B Craik 4 x6175 Parra Eels 18.97 R & ..................N O’Regan 5 45426 Fancy Gas 18.70 M & ...................... J Smith 6 15245 Just A Matthew 18.73.......................M Black 7 1642x Billy Bullet 18.68 ...........................H R Scott 8 72752 Drury 18.41 ...................................A Cleaver

1400m 1 3. Rainbow Dundee (8) 57.5 .............D Hirini (a1) 2 2864. Platinum Wild Card (9) 57.5 ............... J Riddell 3 9x84x War Hero (1) 57.5 .................................L Hemi 4 5x368 In Segreto (10) 57.5 ...........................S McKay 5 Pondering (2) 57.5 ............................. S Collett 6 9x Prince Oberyn (11) 57.5................... L Allpress 7 2 Fine Bouquet (7) 55.5 8 748. Cookie Time (4) 55.5................S MacNab (a2) 9 60x Diamond Dancer (3) 55.5 ....................R Myers 10 Hinepara h (5) 55.5 ............................ J Parkes 11 8 Li’l Miss Eves (6) 55.5 .....................R Hannam 12 x9097 Parka’s Lady (12) 55.5 ......................M Tanaka 4 2.22pm VETFARM MAIDEN $10,000, MDN, 1400m 1 2222 Sligo b (6) 58.5....................................R Myers 2 004. Mini Coopa (5) 58.5..................S MacNab (a2) 3 4054 Shanghai Noon (16) 58.5 ................. D Bradley 4 5x Brahmarahma (3) 58.5 ......................M Tanaka 5 0x866 Molizlad (11) 58.5........................ J Nason (a2) 6 70x6. Nebraska (12) 58 ...............................S McKay 7 3235x Rip Into Ghia b (14) 56.5 .................R Hannam 8 23326 Piriwai b (13) 56.5 ............................ L Allpress 9 57x2 Midnight Story (8) 56.5.......... S Weatherley (a) 10 4247x Strada Roccia (17) 56.5 ................D Hirini (a1) 11 49x3 Veneto (2) 56.5................................... S Collett 12 656x7 All In Abreeze (15) 56.5 ..................... J Parkes 13 8x88 Black Anasta (10) 56.5 ..........................T Allan 14 9x Candy Cross (4) 56.5 ..............C O’Beirne (a3) 15 9x089 Fiftyshadesofpink (1) 56.5 16 2 Fine Bouquet (7) 56 17 x5736 Princess Spice (9) 56.5 Emergencies: Fiftyshadesofpink, Fine Bouquet, Princess

Spice 5 2.58pm KL HARVESTING MAIDEN $10,000, MDN, 1200m 1 864 Benson (16) 58.5 ............................. L Allpress 2 29884 Turfshaker 58.5 ................................Scratched 3 8 Leighs Mate (9) 58.5 ................... J Nason (a2) 4 Fabulous Flight 58 ............................Scratched 5 277x2 Play The Field (8) 56.5 ....................... J Parkes 6 67334 Crafty Crim (12) 56.5 ....................D Hirini (a1) 7 47727 Midnight Poetry (11) 56.5 ...... S Weatherley (a) 8 05x Joy Ride (14) 56.5 .............................M Tanaka 9 Fx Our Little Rippa (6) 56.5 ........................L Hemi 10 29. Super Girl (5) 56 .............................. D Bradley 11 Before Dawn (7) 56 .............................R Myers 12 6x5 La Soeur (15) 56 13 86x Authentic Charm (4) 56 ...................R Hannam 14 Backfire (13) 56 ..............................Z Moki (a2) 15 x0679 Just Georgie (10) 56.5 ............C O’Beirne (a3) 16 9x089 Fiftyshadesofpink (2) 56.5 17 5x809 Destiny One (1) 56.5 18 0x866 Molizlad (3) 58.5 Emergencies: Just Georgie, Fiftyshadesofpink, Destiny One, Molizlad 6 3.37pm CLARENDON HOTEL MAIDEN $10,000, MDN, 1650m 1 07028 Producer (1) 58.5 ............................... J Parkes 2 0x0x5 Penticoup (11) 58.5 .................. M Hudson (a3) 3 000x0 Dal Quattro (9) 58.5 4 3432 Lincoln Star b (12) 58 ......................... J Riddell 5 x5736 Princess Spice (6) 56.5 .................... L Allpress 6 34948 Candy Belt (10) 56.5 .......................R Hannam 7 x049x Cassino To Trieste h (2) 56.5..............S McKay

Auckland dogs Today at Manukau Stadium 9 22674 Thrilling Riot nwtd U & ......................Cottam 10 87775 Surge Ahead nwtd R & .......................L Udy 4 4.42pm GREYHOUND FUNCTION CENTRE SPRINT C2, 318m 1 44814 Mobility Scooter 18.81 .....................M Black 2 15237 Luke Skywalker nwtd ..................... L A Hunt 3 68x33 Bigtime Sophie 18.71 ........................E Potts 4 65616 Statman Dave 18.76 ..................H Laagland 5 15833 Unconscionable 18.61 R & .................L Udy 6 77582 Unileven 18.45 ...........................D Schofield 7 17216 Retired Mouse nwtd ........................ T Green 8 7x718 Snoopy’s Hero 19.05 R & ......................Hunt 9 38364 Opawa Libby 18.55 W &..................T Steele 10 51375 King Shaq 18.45 ............................. T Green 5 4.59pm STITCHES UPHOLSTERY STAKES C3, 527m 1 12687 Opawa Loyal 31.12 .......................... S Clark 2 25435 Salvarotti 30.70 ..........................D Schofield 3 33548 Kapai Bart 30.71 W & .....................T Steele 4 88458 Idol Ajay 30.90 W &.........................T Steele 5 34166 Pretty and Pink 30.74................... H Mullane 6 74577 Vince Fawn nwtd .............................S Codlin 7 37865 Noah Who nwtd............................ H Mullane 8 33452 San Tan Samson 30.68 ................... T Green 6 5.20pm CAROL’S TAB CLENDON INN STAKES C2, 527m 1 86F37 Barwon Annie 31.02...................D Schofield 2 61477 Secret Lily 30.79 W &......................T Steele 3 53463 Electric Dee Eye 30.71 ...................P Green 4 31656 Cosmic Barwon 30.92 ................D Schofield 5 87518 Opawa Silver 30.60 .......................... S Clark 6 17886 Yooldome 30.59 .........................D Schofield 7 67362 Bigtime Dazzler nwtd ........................E Potts 8 14367 My Red Hero 30.87 R & ........................Hunt 9 26658 Jinja Mia 30.97 W & ........................T Steele 7 5.44pm GREYHOUNDS AS PETS SPRINT C3, 318m 1 77434 Bitters 18.59 ..................................... S Clark

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22216 Jinja Mongo 18.58 W & ...................T Steele 57416 Nangar Panther 18.53 ................D Schofield 36117 Bad 18.41..........................................B Craik 43142 It’s The Lovely nwtd ..........................M Black 33171 Was Just Saying 18.59 R &.................L Udy 38123 Allegro Cody 18.67 R & ........................Hunt 77288 Little Moo 18.57 U & .........................Cottam 24724 Jinja Roman nwtd W & ....................T Steele 53365 Stranger Things 18.46.......................B Craik 8 6.09pm PUMP & ENGINEERING SERVICES LTD STAKES C1, 527m 1 83778 Hey Khali nwtd U & ...........................Cottam 2 83544 Token Jasper 30.92 .......................... S Clark 3 42814 Bigtime Wayno nwtd..................... H Mullane 4 67643 Midnight Daydream 30.82 R & ............L Udy 5 61838 Opawa Vegan nwtd W &..................T Steele 6 67872 Deception Diva 31.01 W & ..............T Steele 7 53187 Ungrateful 30.77 ...............................E Potts 8 82584 Jack No Lag 30.92 ......................... Y Castro 9 77685 Talkabout Ziggy 30.95 R & ....................Hunt 10 52656 Little Bit Silly 30.80.....................D Schofield 9 6.34pm QUALIFIED PET SERVICES SPRINT C5, 318m 1 32167 Invasion nwtd .................................. K Walsh 2 75177 Kapai Lana 18.57 R & .........................L Udy 3 47125 Nitrology 18.26 ................................. S Clark 4 52623 Mrs Browns Girl nwtd R & ...........N O’Regan 5 82111 Harry Brown 18.46 ....................... H Mullane 6 282x5 Soaring Hawke nwtd ......................G J Hore 7 36356 On Fleek 18.56 .................................B Craik 8 22321 Obstinatus 18.25 R & ..................N O’Regan 9 63266 Just One Smile 18.29........................B Craik 10 53364 Alyeska 18.54 ...................................B Craik 10 6.59pm MT WELLINGTON TAB STAKES C1, 527m 1 41252 Red Dot Special nwtd .......................B Craik 2 84275 Gotcha Millie 30.86 ...................... H Mullane 3 67765 Dyna Bevlin nwtd U & .......................Cottam

67386 Secret Babe nwtd W & ....................T Steele 33331 Thrilling Arnold nwtd ....................... K Walsh 53434 Opawa Anthony nwtd W & ..............T Steele 41238 Out Of Paper nwtd .......................... T Green 42775 Fancy Fox nwtd ..........................D Schofield 56656 Wee Meredith 31.46 ........................ L Martin 87656 Stensness nwtd............................ H Mullane 11 7.24pm HEWLETT ELECTRICAL SPRINT C4, 318m 1 24132 Hallo Star 18.23 R & ...........................L Udy 2 73525 Sun Is Shining 18.56 .........................B Craik 3 74183 Mad Harry 18.47 .............................. S Clark 4 26254 Alex Attack 18.38 U & .......................Cottam 5 34336 Ekali 18.42 ..................................... G Farrell 6 6178x Bigtime Sneaky 18.63 .................. H Mullane 7 48711 I’m A Leo 18.46 ...........................L Laagland 8 52145 Brotastic 18.57 ..................................B Craik 9 21246 Zoie Willow nwtd .............................. S Clark 10 51246 Leroy Spirit 18.59 ............................S Codlin 12 7.51pm JACK’S WHOLESALE MEATS STAKES C4/5, 527m 1 65117 Zipping Ringo 30.47 R & .......................Hunt 2 87341 Beautiful Boy 30.40 ...........................B Craik 3 32224 Stay Away Haydo 30.55 .................. T Green 4 71528 Good Job 30.66 ..............................P Green 5 45511 Cameo Syd 30.57 .............................B Craik 6 43162 Zipping Vito 30.39 ......................D Schofield 7 12833 Letron James 30.59 ....................... G Farrell 8 51635 Opawa Jimbo 30.47 W & ................T Steele 9 46461 Pat Tama 30.60 ................................ S Clark 10 24213 Thrilling Major 30.64 ....................... K Walsh 13 8.14pm DELI’S SPORTS BAR CLENDON INN SPRINT C1, 318m 1 65766 Tabulam Girl nwtd W &....................T Steele 2 34442 Katcha Ninja 18.78............................B Craik 3 28873 Ken Wilde 18.53 ........................... H Mullane 4 27653 Fancy Chap 18.65 ......................D Schofield


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ROBINSON, Lloyd Charles – Loved son of the late Charlie and Ivy, brother to Barbara, Rex (passed) and Lorraine, father of Wayne, Phillip (passed), Jo and Glen. Passed away quietly on Saturday, April 7 at the age of 70. A small memorial service is to be held at 1pm TOMORROW Friday, April 13 at Maidstone Lifecare, 125 Withells Road, Avonhead, Christchurch. Please direct any interest to Wayne on 022 644 5008. TALBOT, Judith Ann (Sister Judith Community of the Sacred Name) – Peacefully at Ashburton Hospital on April 11, 2018. A Requiem Mass for Sister Judith will be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Park Street, Ashburton on SATURDAY, April 14, commencing at 1.00pm. Followed by private cremation at Ashburton Crematorium. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Ph 307 7433

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6am Breakfast 9am Commonwealth Games Today 0 1pm Commonwealth Games 0 4pm Te Karere 2 4:15 Commonwealth Games Men’s mountain bike cycling event; rhythmic gymnastics individual allround competition. 0 5pm Commonwealth Games Men’s cycling mountain bike event; rhythmic gymnastics individual allaround competition. 0 6pm 1 News At 6pm 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 L Commonwealth Games Men’s beach volleyball gold medal match; women’s athletics 800m; women’s shot put qualifying heats; men’s cycling mountain bike event. 0 8:30 L Commonwealth Games Men’s diving 3m springboard; women’s hockey semi-final match. 0 9:30 L Commonwealth Games Men’s diving 3m springboard; men’s athletics 400m hurdle; women’s athletics para 100m; women’s hockey semi-final match. 0 10:30 L Commonwealth Games Women's athletics hammer throw final; men's swimming S9 100m backstroke; men's athletics T54 1500m final. 0 11:30 L Commonwealth Games Men's athletics 400m final; men's and women's swimming 4x100m medley final; women's athletics 1500m final. 0 12:30 Commonwealth Games Tonight 0 1am Commonwealth Games 0 2:30 Infomercials 5:45 Te Karere 3 2

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6:30 Sesame Street 0 6:55 Peppa Pig 0 7am New Looney Tunes 3 0 7:25 Nexo Knights 3 0 7:50 Beyblade Burst 3 8:15 Henry Hugglemonster 3 0 8:35 Miles From Tomorrowland 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Hope And Faith 3 0 Noon Jeremy Kyle PGR 1pm Judge Rinder 2pm Home Improvement 3 0 3pm Shortland Street PGR 3 0 3:30 Chuggington – Little Trainees 3 0 3:35 Marvel’s Avengers Assemble 0 4pm Fanimals Wolfgang looks for endangered yelloweyed penguins; Ask Me Anything vet Stacey answers viewers’ questions; what teachers really get up to after school. 0 4:30 Friends 3 0 5pm The Simpsons 3 0 5:30 The Big Bang Theory 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

7pm Shortland Street PGR 0 7:30 Police Ten 7 0 8pm The Big Ward PGR 0 8:30 M Transformers – Dark Of The Moon PGR 2011 Action. The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and must reach it before the Decepticons reach it and learn its secrets. Shia LaBeouf. 0 11:25 Police Ten 7 3 0 11:55 F This Is Us PGR 0 12:40 Food Fighters 3 0 1:20 Shortland Street PGR 3 0 1:45 Infomercials 2:50 N Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce AO 3:30 Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 4:20 Judge Rinder 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

THREE 6am The AM Show News, interviews, and humour to start the day. 9am The Café 10am Infomercials 11:35 Entertainment Tonight 3 12:05 Dr Phil AO 1:05 American Idol 3 0 3pm Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Family Feud Australia 4pm NewsHub Live At 4pm 4:25 The Block Australia It is touch and go as to whether one team will be able to get crane access to have their shipping container pool lifted into their backyard. 5:30 Modern Family 3 Gloria persuades Jay to commit to a night of salsa dancing after seeing how much his friend Shorty and his girlfriend do together. 0 6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm The Project 7:30 Roseanne PGR 0 8pm Modern Family PGR 0 8:30 M The Adjustment Bureau AO 3 2010 Sci-fi Thriller. To get what he really wants in life, an aspiring senator must pursue the only woman he has ever loved through New York, and defy the agents of Fate to create a new future. 0 10:35 NewsHub Late 11:05 Motive AO 3 An armed robber’s murder leads the team to an unlikely killer. 0 Midnight Infomercials

MOVIES PREMIERE

Transformers – Dark of the Moon, 8:30pm on TVNZ 2

BRAVO 10am Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta 3 10:30 Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta 3 10:55 David Tutera – Unveiled 11:48 The Dish 3 11:50 Snapped PGR 3 12:45 The Real Housewives Of New York City 1:38 The Dish 3 1:40 Vanderpump Rules 3 2:35 The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills 3 3:33 The Dish 3 3:35 How Do I Look? 4:30 Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta 3 5pm Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta 3 5:30 Love It Or List It – Vancouver 6:30 I Found The Gown 7pm I Found The Gown The consultants at Vows help three brides who visit the store in search of discount dream dresses. 7:28 The Dish 3 7:30 Snapped PGR 3 8:30 Killing Versace – Hunt For A Serial Killer PGR 9:30 Babies Behind Bars PGR 10:30 Intervention AO 3 11:30 Snapped PGR 3 12:20 Infomercials 3

PRIME

7:15 Jackie MVLC 2016 Drama. Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard. 8:55 Army Of One MLC 2016 Comedy. Nicolas Cage, Russell Brand. 10:30 Magellan PG 2017 Sci-fi. Brandon Ray Olive, Trust Me I'm a Doctor Matthew Mercer. 9:30pm on Choice 12:15 Good After Bad 2017 Drama. Maddie Hasson, SKY 5 Billy Burke. 6am Last Man Standing 1:55 Catch Hell 16VLSC 2014 PG 6:25 Modern Family Thriller. Ryan Phillippe, PG 6:50 The Simpsons PG Tig Notaro. 7:15 The Amazing Race PG 3:35 Jackie MVLC 2016 8:05 Pawn Stars PG 8:30 The Drama. Natalie Portman, Force MC 8:55 Storage Peter Sarsgaard. Wars PG 9:20 Pawn Stars 5:15 Learning To PG 9:45 NCIS PGV 10:40 SVU Breathe 16VLS 2015 Drama. MV 11:35 Last Man Sam Hazeldine, Natalie Warner. Standing PG Noon Modern 6:50 Goon – Last Of The Family PG 12:30 The Flash Enforcers 16VLSC 2017 M 1:25 Hawaii Five-0 MV Comedy. Seann William Scott, 2:15 NCIS PGV 3:05 The Alison Pill. Amazing Race PG 4pm The 8:30 Transformers – The Simpsons PG 4:30 Last Man Last Knight MVL 2017 Action. Standing PG 5pm Modern With the Autobots warring Family PG 5:30 Pawn against the Decepticons, Stars PG 6pm Storage humans find themselves on the Wars PG 6:30 The Force side-lines, but the secret to a MC 7pm Pawn Stars PG peaceful future lies in the past. 7:30 DC’s Legends Of Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel. Tomorrow M 8:30 CSI MV 11:05 Nerve MC 2016 9:30 NCIS PGV Adventure. Emma Roberts, 10:30 SVU MV Dave Franco. 11:25 Storage Wars PG FRIDAY 11:55 Pawn Stars PG 12:40 Dixieland 16VLSC FRIDAY 12:20 The 2016 Drama. Chris Zylka, Amazing Race PG 1:20 Pawn Riley Keough. 2:20 Learning Stars PG 1:50 CSI MV To Breathe 16VLS 2015 Drama. 2:40 DC’s Legends Of Sam Hazeldine, Natalie Warner. Tomorrow M 3:30 SVU MV 3:55 Transformers – The 4:20 The Force MC 4:45 NCIS Last Knight MVL 2017 Action. Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel. PGV 5:35 The Simpsons PG

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

6:30 Waiata Mai 6:40 Dora Matatoa 2 7:10 Huhu 7:20 He Rourou 7:30 Polyfest Kapa Haka 7:40 Pukana 3 7:50 Cube 8am Grid 8:30 Pukuhohe 3 9am Swagger 9:30 Kai Time On The Road 3 10am Kai Ora 3 10:30 Celebrity Playlist 3 11am Te Araroa – Tales From The Trails 3 Noon School Of Training 3 12:30 F Billy T James AO 3 1pm The GC PGR 3 1:30 Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 2pm Opaki 3 2:30 F Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 3pm Waiata Mai 3:10 Dora Matatoa 2 3:40 Huhu 3:50 He Rourou 3 4pm Polyfest Kapa Haka 3 4:10 Pukana 3 4:20 Cube 3 4:30 Patapatai 5pm Voices Of Our Future – VOOF 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Te Mana Kuratahi – Primary Schools’ Kapa Haka 3 6:30 Te Kaea 3 2

6am The French Collection 7am Junk Gypsies 7:30 Love Nature – Hummingbirds: Magic In The Air 8:30 American Pickers 9:30 Food Safari – Earth 10am Cheese Slices 10:30 Flipping Bangers 11:30 Saving Lives At Sea 12:30 Alone AO 1:30 Vintage Hunter 2:30 Ozzy And Jack’s World Detour 3:30 Love Nature – Indian Leopard: The Killing Fields 4:30 Destination Flavour Singapore Adam visits Singapore, with which he has a strong personal connection, and begins his food adventures. 5pm Valentine Warner’s Wild Table 5:30 American Pickers 6:30 Bondi Vet

7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Paddington Station 24/7 PGR Documentary series that goes behind the scenes at London’s Paddington station, one of the UK’s busiest railway stations. 0 8:30 Bull PGR 0 9:30 Madam Secretary PGR 0 10:30 Conviction PGR 0

7pm KaweKorero 7:30 Kitchen Kura 3 8pm KTK – Next Level 3 8:30 Sidewalk Karaoke PGR 3 9pm Both Worlds 9:30 Toa – Toa O Aotearoa PGR 3 10pm Ka Tu Ka Korero 10:30 Te Mana Kuratahi – Primary Schools’ Kapa Haka 3

7:30 Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle 8:30 Sarah Off The Grid 9:30 Trust Me I’m A Doctor Michael tests which foods are best at providing iodine, and investigates which kind of exercise is best for the bones. Dr Giles Yeo discovers why stress can lead to weight gain. 10:30 American Pickers

11:30 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR The best of Stephen Colbert’s satire and comedy, discussing politics, entertainment, business, and more. 12:30 The Crowd Goes Wild PGR 3 The team presents the best of the day’s sports news. 1am Closedown

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

11:30 Destination Flavour Singapore Midnight Valentine Warner’s Wild Table 12:30 Junk Gypsies 1am Bondi Vet 2am Love Nature – Indian Leopard: The Killing Fields 3am Vintage Hunter 4am Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle 5am Sarah Off The Grid

MOVIES GREATS 6am The Hangover Part II 16LS 2011 Comedy. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms. 7:45 Battleship MVL 2012 Action Adventure. Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker. 9:55 When In Rome PGS 2010 Romantic Comedy. Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel. 11:25 Hellboy MV 2004 Action Fantasy. Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair. 1:25 O Brother, Where Art Thou? MV 2000 Comedy. John Turturro, George Clooney. 3:10 Battleship MVL 2012 Action Adventure. Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker. 5:20 Bachelorette 16LS 2012 Romantic Comedy. Rebel Wilson, Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher. 6:45 Big Miracle PGL 2012 Biography Drama. John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore. 8:30 Black Swan 16VSC 2010 Thriller. A dancer finds herself involved in competitive intrigue with a new rival at the ballet company. Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis. 10:20 Bad Teacher 16LS 2011 Comedy. Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake. 11:50 The Skulls MV 2000 Thriller. Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker. FRIDAY 1:40 Big Miracle PGL 2012 Biography Drama. 3:25 Black Swan 16VSC 2010 Thriller. 5:10 Bachelorette 16LS 2012 Romantic Comedy.

SKY SPORT 1 6am Golf – The Masters (HLS) Round Four. 7am Rugby League – The Fan 7:30 Queenslanders Only 8am NRL 360 9am League Life 9:30 Michael Ennis The Greatest 10am Cricket – IPL (HLS) Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils. 10:30 Cricket – IPL (HLS) Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders. 11am L Golf – LPGA Lotte Championship – Round One. 3pm Golf Central 4pm Road To The Octagon 5pm UFC Main Event 6pm Cricket – IPL (HLS) Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders. 6:30 Grassroots Rugby 7:30 The Breakdown 8:30 Team Talk 9pm New Zealand Press Box 9:30 Cycling – De Brabantse Pijl (RPL) Held in Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant, Belgium. 11:30 InCycle

FRIDAY

Midnight AFL Weekly Highlights 12:30 Football – UEFA Champions League (RPL) Quarter-final – Bayern v Sevilla. 2:30 Football – UEFA Champions League (RPL) Quarter-final – Real Madrid v Juventus. 4:30 The Kiwi League Show 5am Rugby League – NRL (HLS) Roosters v Rabbitohs. 5:30 #SkySpeed

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

SKY SPORT 2 6am L Football – UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal – Real Madrid v Juventus. 9:30 Football – UEFA Champions League (RPL) Quarter-final – Bayern v Sevilla. 11:30 Football – UEFA Champions League (HLS) Highlights from the second leg of the quarter-finals. Noon Cricket – IPL (RPL) Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils. 3:30 New Zealand Press Box The big issues of the month in sport. 4pm #SkySpeed A review of recent motorsport highlights and the progress of New Zealanders on the world stage. 4:30 Rugby Nation Highlights and analysis of the latest rugby action. 5:30 Kick And Chase A review the weekend’s rugby action. 6:30 New Zealand Press Box 7pm Tennis – Davis Cup (HLS) Quarter-finals. 8pm InCycle 8:30 The Kiwi League Show 9pm L Rugby League – NRL Roosters v Rabbitohs. From Allianz Stadium, Sydney. 11:55 The Late Show With Matty Johns

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12:30 The Kiwi League Show 1am #SkySpeed 1:50 Cricket – IPL Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils. 2:20 L Cricket – IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians. 12Apr18

DISCOVERY 6:35 Deadliest Catch PG The Widowmaker 1/2. 8:20 Fast ‘n’ Loud PG 9:10 Alaska – The Last Frontier M Father-Son Ingenuity – Family Projects. 10am Outback Opal Hunters PG 10:50 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 11:40 Swamp Murders M Love Squared. 12:30 Blood Relatives M Hell’s Belles. 1:20 The 1980s – The Deadliest Decade M The Cheerleader Murder. 2:10 How It’s Made PG 2:35 How It’s Made PG 3pm Deadliest Catch PG The Widowmaker 2/2. 4:45 Sydney Harbour Patrol PG 5:40 Fast ‘n’ Loud PG 6:35 Gold Rush PG The Father, the Son, and the Holy Roller. 7:30 Gold Rush PG 8:30 Sydney Harbour Patrol PG 9:25 Moonshiners M Special – Mark Rogers: The Will To Survive. 10:15 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 11:05 Naked And Afraid M 11:55 The 1980s – The Deadliest Decade M The Cheerleader Murder. FRIDAY 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

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Methven’s Jan Lukasek makes his way through the middle of the Selwyn defence on Saturday.

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Strong starts to season Mid Canterbury’s two senior football sides made strong starts to their respective seasons on Saturday with big victories. Methven had the pleasure of opening their account on home turf under the mountains and the side coached by Richard Sheppard made the perfect beginning, notching up a 9-0 victory against Selwyn in what was a very lop-

sided affair. Methven held sway for big parts of the match, dominating possession and using the skill and speed of their mid-field to create a number of opportunities of which they were able to convert plenty. Combinations within the side were already clearly evident and with continued improvement, Methven look set to enjoy a good

season. The win leaves them with a chance to push forward and look for a promotion up into Division Three from their current spot in Division Four. This week they head up to Cuthbert’s Green in Christchurch to take on Coastal United who were also successful in their opening match last weekend in a game which could see either side

assert their early dominance on the competition. The Mid Canterbury side also were in fine form in Division Two with their clash against Hornby resulting in an 11-2 romp. With a core base of players from last year’s campaign the Mid Canterbury side too looks in for a good season with Saturday’s win coming off the back of three

strong preseason victories. They get a home match this weekend against the FC Twenty 11 Bombers who were also winners on the weekend, beating clubmates, Mavericks, 5-0. The Mid Canterbury Women’s side made a strong start to their Division One match as well winning 3-0 on Sunday against Nomads United.

Kearney sticks with winning NRL recipe Warriors coach Stephen Kearney isn’t going to change a winning recipe. He has retained a largely unchanged 21-man squad for the game against original 1995 opponents the Brisbane Broncos at Mount Smart Stadium on Satur-

day (5.00pm kick-off ). Already boasting an unprecedented 5-0 start to the season, the second-placed Warriors face yet another Queensland side at home, after wins over the Gold Coast (20-8 on March 17) and North Queensland last Saturday.

Kearney has named the same starting line-up used against the Cowboys, meaning that 281 game veteran Simon Mannering again is listed to start from the bench. However, Mannering, who is a five time Warriors player of the

year, looked impressive as he got through 60 minutes on Saturday and may yet be an option to start. Meanwhile, there are two changes on the extended eightman bench. Second rower Isaiah Papali’i

returns after missing the last three rounds with a knee injury sustained in the second-round clash against the Titans and rookie hooker Sam Cook is also listed after being used in reserve grade over the last three weeks. - NZME

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