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Drink-driving is on the rise in Mid Canterbury and those trying to stamp it out are at a loss over what to do about it. Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service manager Chris Clark said the message was simple – drink-driving was dangerous and too many people were dying – but people still didn’t get it. Until they did, people would continue to die on our roads. She’s calling on the community to take responsibility. Latest figures from police show that 144 drink drivers were caught in Mid Canterbury between January 1 and October 31 this year - up from 138 last year. The largest contributors were males, and the worst age group was 15-19 years – 34 in 2012 and 40 in 2013. “We are in maintenance. We are trying to not let it rise too high, but if we stop what we are doing it’s going to rise higher,” Ms Clark said.

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“It’s going to take more than just us; the community needs to take responsibility.” She said the message couldn’t be any simpler. “In this day and age people know not to drink and drive and it’s simple – drink-driving crashes are preventable,” she said. “I don’t know what else we can say and what else we can do to get through to people.” Ms Clark wants people to make good choices – leave the car at home and pre-arrange a ride home. In a day and age where most people had cellphones, finding an alternative way home was not hard, she said. “I think people think they ‘have been doing it for years and I can get home, it’s not a problem’. “But when you have a drink it only takes one thing for everything to go wrong and for other people to be affected. “People can think ‘well, it’s not going to affect me because I don’t drink and drive’ but you’re on the road with these people.”

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The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan’s West Side into one of New York’s newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: a cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold and never seen before in the US. Rutgers University insect biologists Jessica Ware and Dominic Evangelista said the species Periplaneta japonica is well documented in Asia but was never confirmed in the United States until now. The scientists, whose findings were published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, say it is too soon to predict the impact but that there is probably little cause for concern. “Because this species is very similar to cockroach species that already exist in the urban environment,” Evangelista said, “they likely will compete with each other for space and for food.”

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An education expert says digital products are being targeted at ever-younger infants, as a baby bouncer complete with iPad holder goes on sale. Toy company Fisher-Price says its Apptivity Seat, which places an iPad directly in front of a newborn or toddler, is a “niche product” that is only available online and is not positioned as an educational tool. But despite the caveat, the product has drawn condemnation from the US-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which is petitioning for it to be banned. The group said there was no evidence babies benefited from screen time and it could even be harmful. “Babies need laps, not apps,” the petition said. A FisherPrice spokesman said the Apptivity Seat would not be sold in New Zealand. Early childhood education expert Tara Fagan, a consultant with Core Education who specialises in digital learning, said she had not seen the product, but she would be concerned about newborns and infants getting passive screen time. “I would be very wary of it being educational.”

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He might have appeared as a guest on a primetime TV chatshow, but Prime Minister John Key’s still an unknown to some in the US. Mr Key was labelled an “unidentified guest” in a New York Daily News slideshow of world leaders at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. “British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) laughs with an unidentified guest as he attends the official memorial ceremony for late South African president Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa,” the caption read. Mr Key, who has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman led the official New Zealand delegation to South Africa.

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■ LIQUOR LAW CHANGES

Changes to alcohol trading hours By Sue NewmaN

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Pub patrons who use a fake ID or use someone else’s ID and adults who supply alcohol to minors, could be slapped with an instant $250 fine from Wednesday. The trading environment for supermarkets and grocery stores will also change next week with limits about to be imposed on the hours of day they can sell alcohol.

Currently alcohol can be sold throughout their trading hours and for some that means from 5am, however from Wednesday alcohol sales will be off-limits before 7am and after 11pm. The change will also apply to pubs with an over-the-counter off-licence. They might still be open for business but takeaway sales will be banned from 11pm. The changes are part of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act

2012 and will apply in Ashburton until the district’s local alcohol policy is in place early next year. District licensing inspector Alison Batcheler believes the new powers for police and licensing inspectors to issue instant fines through infringement notices will increase the number of people prosecuted for alcohol related offences. “In the past we did not have the ability to issue infringement

notices and often the proess for full prosecution was lengthy and expensive, meaning it was often not used to full extent,” she said. The instant fines and new maximum trading hours are among a raft of changes that will come into effect on Wednesday as part of the drive to minimise alcohol related harm in the community. The new maximum trading hours will be 8am to 4am for bars and restaurants and 7am to

11pm for off-licences including supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle stores and taverns with across the bar sales. While the new trading hours for bars might be longer than those now in place in Ashburton, local bars won’t be staying open for longer – licensed premises with shorter hours remain bound by their current licence and cannot extend this to the maximum hours, Mrs Batcheler said.

■ CHURCH NATIVITY

St Stephen’s altar steeped in NZ’s penal history By Sue NewmaN

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When members of St Stephen’s Church congregation decided to use an upturned altar in which to set their nativity scene, they made a startling discovery. The temporary altar that had served them well for regular services in their church hall had been hiding a secret – its origins were steeped in New Zealand’s penal history. A piece of paper, discoloured by age and pasted to the altar’s underside, tells its story. The altar belonged to the Addington Women’s Reformatory Chapel which opened in 1913. It was donated by the family of Mr Cummington with the condition that, should the prison close, it be retained in the Anglican Church. The prison closed in 1950 and the altar made its way to St James’ Church in Netherby. That church closed and the altar then made its way to St Stephen’s to become part of a temporary church set up in the hall when the church itself was closed after the February 2011 earthquakes. For St Stephen’s parishioner

The note found glued to the inside of the altar to ensure that if the prison closed the altar would remain the property of the Anglican church.

Steve Murray, having an altar that had once been part of church services attended by female prisoners gave a new meaning to Christmas. “Christmas is about Jesus reaching out to the disadvantaged and you can’t get people who are much more of a demonstration of this than Jesus reaching out to women in prison,” he said. The nativity scene will form the focus of church services in the lead up to Christmas, with a special children’s twilight service to be held on Christmas Eve in the form of a Nativity Play.

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■ METHVEN PRIZEGIVING

Community work for stealing money A man who stole money from the Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade has received a community work sentence. Ritchie Glen Johnstone, 47, of Methven appeared in front of Judge Chris Somerville this week, having completed a restorative justice plan. At an earlier hearing Johnstone admitted seven charges of stealing cash totalling $550 from the cash register in the brigade’s bar. The offending occurred over a four-week period. The court was told the Johnstone family had been in strife for several years, battling with debt, stress and health problems. They were now receiving appropriate support from several agencies. Johnstone’s lawyer Roz Burnside said he was genuinely remorseful, and had gone above and beyond the requirements of

the plan to make amends for his actions. He paid back the money by selling household items, resigned as a volunteer and published an apology in the Guardian. The fire brigade had also asked for $1500 to cover the cost of the security camera installed to catch Johnstone. “This is a case of repeat offending against a community organisation where you were in a position of trust,” Judge Somerville said. “You now understand how that made them feel, they were all looking over their shoulders at each other.” The judge held back from imposing a fine, and denied the request to pay for the security camera, saying he was not prepared to inflict more financial pressure. He sentenced Johnstone to complete 100 hours of community work.

Trees for Christmas BY ERIN TASKER

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The Hakatere Round Table No. 78 has found some real Christmas trees to sell. Their annual fundraiser had been in doubt as their past source of trees has dried up in recent years and they needed to find someone willing to donate the trees. They found someone happy to do so at Flock Hill Station. Tomorrow members will travel the 80km to the station to cut an estimated 150-200 trees and transport them back to Ashburton ready to sell on Saturday morning. Hakatere Round Table No.78

president Bruce Gabites said the trees looked good, although the weather forecast for chopping day tomorrow wasn’t to their liking. “The way the forecast is going, I think it’s going to be hot,” Mr Gabites said. But members will brave the conditions and bring the trees to their happy customers. The trees will be on sale at the Ashburton Domain – off Walnut Avenue – and on Archibald Street in Tinwald from 8am on Saturday. They’ll cost $10 each. There might be 150-200 trees, but they usually sell out and it will be a case of first in gets the best trees.

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School awards handed out Yesterday marked the end of 2013 for Mount Hutt College’s junior high school pupils, many who will now look forward to the most important years of their schooling life. The Year 9 and 10 prizegiving saw a swag of awards handed to many of the 165 pupils packed into the college hall, but it was Mayu Suzuki

(left) and Emily Talbot who swept up the top Year 9 and 10 awards, respectively. Mayu claimed 11 awards, which included the excellence in art, design and visual communication, digital technology, English and music awards, among others. Emily claimed excellence in business studies, English,

maths, science and social studies along with a merit award in French. She will now join 80 fellow pupils who will take on NCEA next year. Today, Year 7 and 8 pupils will have their final assembly at 1pm, before college staff continue with planning for 2014.

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■ MID CANTERBURY EDUCATION

Bid to keep kids in school longer By Myles HuMe

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Plans involving Mid Canterbury schools to keep pupils in secondary education longer could see revolutionary changes to the way they operate day-to-day. Ashburton and Mount Hutt colleges are exploring ways they can adopt a new Government concept dubbed Youth Guarantee, which aims to support schools in taking on initiatives to one day reach the national goal of 85 per cent of 18-yearolds attaining NCEA Level 2.

It also wants to strengthen transitions into vocational training and careers. Ashburton College principal Grant McMillan said the Youth Guarantee was “an evolution in schools’ thinking”, and would create an environment for pupils at risk of leaving with low-level qualifications that allowed them to engage in secondary education longer. Ministry of Education figures from last year show 75.2 per cent of Mid Canterbury 18-year-olds had NCEA Level 2, almost 10

■ ROAST BUSTERS

Police handling of case ‘could have been sharper’ By Isaac DavIson Police Commissioner Peter Marshall has admitted to MPs that the police handling of the “Roast Busters” case could have been sharper. Mr Marshall was grilled by a select committee about the police response to the case in which underage girls claimed they had been plied with alcohol and sexually abused by west Auckland teens. Asked for his assessment of the police response, Mr Marshall said: “Certainly, the situation involving the initial response that there hadn’t been a complaint and then we found there had been a complaint ... was something that we should have been sharper on in terms of communication. “That excited, naturally, the members of the public, and we accept that.”

Police Minister Anne Tolley asked for the Independent Police Conduct Authority to investigate the police’s handling of the case. Labour police spokeswoman Jacinda Ardern pointed to a drop in public confidence in the police since the Roast Busters case, which a survey showed had fallen from 82 per cent to 76 per cent. Mr Marshall defended this record, saying that the survey often fluctuated, had a margin of error of 3 per cent, and was roughly the same as this time last year. The commissioner, who will soon finish his tenure, said the case was not a blot on his legacy because crime and road deaths had dropped steadily under his watch. “I’m very bullish about what police have achieved. I think the New Zealand public is well served by this place.” - APNZ

per cent below the government’s 2017 target. Mr McMillan said the college was already taking on initiatives such as a primary industry course, tracking struggling pupils and holding trades programmes, among others, which would fall under Youth Guarantee and help pupils attain higher qualifications and work towards a career. He said next steps in education could include NCEA exams sat online, major changes to the length of the school day and

the establishment of summer schools. “We have been approached by the key national and regional Ministry of Education staff responsible for this and it is already apparent this is likely to lead to significant changes in the way schools operate nationally,” Mr McMillan said in a principals report. Mount Hutt College principal John Schreurs said it was important schools provided alternative pathways as only 30 per cent of leavers went on to

university. “So what happens to the rest?” Mount Hutt College already held Gateway programmes for pupils to experience trades courses, and recently met with Aoraki Polytechnic to consider running engineering, trades, hospitality and hair and beauty programmes one day a week away from school next year. He said “classroom learning” was not made for everyone, so if they could stay engaged another way to work towards employment it would benefit all.

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Julie Christie was among the Georgie Pie fans who flocked to Ashburton McDonald’s yesterday when the famous pies went on sale. Restaurant manager Wendy Andrew said a steady stream of people came through the doors yesterday, seeking their first Georgie Pie pie in many years. “We even had a guy come in at 9am and order 10. They were for his workmates,” Miss Andrew said. Georgie Pie is slowly being reintroduced around the country, 15 years after the last restaurant closed. They are being opened in McDonald’s restaurants and Ashburton McDonald’s is the first in Canterbury to get one. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 111213-tM-010


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■ ASHBURTON BOROUGH SCHOOL

Construction delays frustrating By Myles HuMe

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Pockets of the Ashburton Borough School campus will become construction zones next year, but delays are frustrating principal Sam Winterbourn. The school’s leaky administration building is earmarked for demolition and will be completely rebuilt, while construction plans for new classrooms are imminent as the school faced an unprecedented number of junior pupils on its roll this year. Mr Winterbourn said the school would be in for a disruptive 2014, but he was frustrated by a lack of information and time lag to take action on the administration building which he now hopes will begin in February. “It’s been very frustrating, I expected to be out of here by now and I have really got no idea when it’s all going to happen,” he said. The school is in desperate need of more classrooms after a high number of Year 1 and 2 enrolments which now make up 40 per cent of the entire roll.

One class was being housed in the music room, but the Ministry of Education is still to confirm whether new classrooms would be built. If given the green light, he said it was unknown when new classrooms would be completed as the ministry also had other projects to take on in Christchurch and other parts of Mid Canterbury. “We are one of many, but we definitely need the space soon, we are chocker at the moment.” And that would only be exacerbated when staff in the administration block needed to move into other areas of the campus Mr Winterbourn admitted it would be a challenging year for the school as several areas would be out of action, while eluding in his latest newsletter that certain activities may be “shelved” or delivered differently. “Parents and children will need to take it in their stride and I think it will help if everyone is flexible and accommodating and realise when we get through it will be better than it was - but getting through will be a bit of a challenge.”

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By Kristin EdgE Scientific advances in DNA testing has led to the arrest of a man almost 23 years after an alleged rape in Whangarei. Whangarei detectives travelled to Taumarunui, in the King Country, on Tuesday and interviewed a 47-year-old man who was charged with sexual violation by rape, abduction and threatening to kill a 19-yearold woman on January 4, 1991. Following questioning by Detective Sergeant Aaron Crawford and Detective Wayne Pirret the man was also charged

with the sexual violation of another 19-year-old woman in Whangarei, during 2005. The man has been remanded in custody. Police said future appearances would hopefully be heard in the Whangarei District Court. Mr Crawford said the charges relating to 1991 were a result of DNA analysis. “Through scientific advancement [it] has meant this case has been reopened and led to an arrest,” Mr Crawford said. “In cases like this we are not going to give up or stop trying. We will go to great lengths to

apprehend those who commit these terrible crimes.” He hoped the arrest brought reassurance to the victims and the Whangarei community. In a report printed in the Northern Advocate on January 4, 1991, police appealed for information after a man and a woman had walked down Vine Street from outside Pips nightclub to Cafler Park, Water Street. At the time Detective Sergeant John Payne said the woman’s attacker allegedly threatened her but had his arm around her shoulder, giving the

impression they were on friendly terms. They had then gone down Water Street, through Forum North and to Cafler Park rose gardens and possibly into Second Avenue before doubling back to the park. Police alleged the woman was attacked at the back of the rose gardens near a bridge connecting the park and Second Avenue. On the way to the park the driver of a vehicle stopped in Water St and the driver had spoken to the pair. - APNZ

Septic tank once-over The Canterbury District Health Board has started checking septic tanks in Darfield to ensure they meet health and environmental needs. The survey will let health officials see the volume of sewage and wastewater processed and will identify health or environmental issues from the way people use their septic systems. The survey findings will be anonymous and complied into a report for the Selwyn District Council, Environmental Science and Research (ESR) and the Ministry of Health. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey said the survey would show how septic tanks were being used and maintained. “Darfield is the largest New Zealand town not fully reticulated and we’re interested to see whether the septic tank system is still meeting the town’s needs.”

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Getting into the Christmas spirit An Educarents Christmas party at the Lyndhurst Reserve this week saw dozens of preschoolers don all manner of wearable art creations. They included (from left) Tilly Johnson, 4, Isaac Libeau Harmon, 2, Eli McLauchlan, 3, Casey Ness, 4, and Jamie King, 4, with Educarer Dianne Griffiths. Educarents Ashburton is a home-based early childhood education service, run by Methvenites Erin Redfern and Arna Wareing. Photo Donna Wylie 101213-DW-135

By isaac davison Corrections is trying to prevent prisoners from stockpiling fruit after inmates were found to have made an alcoholic drink out of it before a major riot at Spring Hill Prison. The alcoholic concoction also contained hand sanitiser, which has now been removed from all New Zealand prisons. Corrections chief executive Ray Smith told Parliament yesterday that gang-related offenders had been consuming an alcoholic substance for a long period before the eight-hour riot, the worst in a New Zealand prison in 15 years. The substance was believed to have been made out of an alcoholic hand sanitiser and fermented fruit. The violent melee involved 23 prisoners and led to a huge fire at the Waikato facility. Mr Smith said that as a result of the riot, alcohol-based sanitiser had now been removed from all facilities. Prisoners were also banned from having more than seven pieces of fruit at once. They were given two pieces a day with their meals, but could also buy more. Mr Smith said limiting the supply of potentially alcoholic substances was a problem in New Zealand prisons and internationally. Staff had considered initiatives to limit the risk by reducing the amount of sweeteners that were given to prisoners, because they could be used to make alcohol. - APNZ


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■ MANDELA FUNERAL

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Thousands expected at services By reBecca Quilliam Thousands are expected to attend services around the country today and tomorrow to remember former South African president Nelson Mandela. The services will take place in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch, with speakers including former race relations conciliator Gregory Fortuin, mayors, politicians, representatives from the South African community and other dignitaries. The Auckland service will take place at Parnell’s Holy

Trinity Cathedral tomorrow. Dean Jo Kelly-Moore, who will lead the service, said she expected the roughly 1000-seat church would be filled to capacity. “We have a significant and important South African community in Auckland.” Dean Kelly-Moore expected it would be an emotional service. “You have that sense of a man whose life and sacrifice touched the world, not only the shores of his own land.” Speakers at the Auckland service would include Mayor Len

Brown, Mt Roskill MP Phil Goff and Dame Cath Tizzard, who was Governor-General at the time of Mandela’s presidency. The Wellington service, which will be held today, will be led by Reverend Brian Dawson, who was prepared for a crowd of between 2000 and 3000. The service was a chance for people to “reflect on what Mandela was to the world”. There was a large South African community in Wellington, but Reverend Dawson expected all nationalities would attend the service.

“Certainly for the South African community in general, it is something that is particularly important to them, but there is a feeling from all New Zealanders who have a connection with [Mandela].” Included in the service will be a song written especially for the occasion by hymn writer Shirley Erena Murray. Speakers at the service will include Labour Party MP David Shearer, Mayor Celia WadeBrown and South African High Commissioner to New Zealand Zodwa Lallie. - APNZ

Live scorpions An Australian man who smuggled live scorpions into the country has been fined more than $10,000. Iszac Walters, 23, pleaded guilty in October to smuggling six Black Rock scorpions through Christchurch Airport in February. A the Christchurch District Court yesterday he was fined $5000 for each of the two charges he faced under the Biosecurity Act 1993 and was ordered to pay the Ministry of Primary Industries $1000 in costs. Walters sold the scorpions to Queenstown brothers James and Matthew Grant to keep as pets. Both brothers were sentenced in November to 150 hours community work after admitting to receiving the arachnids. Walters returned from Sydney to face the charges. - APNZ

Dumped beacon Rescuers wasted hours searching for an emergency beacon and eventually discovered it in a pile of rubbish at a Northland dump after it was incorrectly disposed of. The incident has emergency service workers pleading with the public to ensure old or obsolete beacons are disposed of carefully, to ensure they are not set off by accident. - APNZ

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Fatality at orchard Police and health and safety inspectors are investigating a workplace accident after a teenager died when he fell from a motorbike on Tuesday near Hastings. The 17-year-old boy from Napier was working on an orchard property on Twyford Rd when the accident occurred about 11.30am. Ambulance and police officers were on the scene within about 15 minutes. Acting Sergeant Sue Robinson said the workplace accident was being investigated by police and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. - APNZ Photo Donna Wylie 101213-DW359

Cactus graduates race around the town Ashburton was transformed into an urban racecourse on Tuesday as a bunch of local youngsters ended their Cactus Programme journey. Eight graduates raced to several checkpoints dotted around the Ashburton township as

part of their own version of the Amazing Race, a traditional event that signifies the end of the programme before heading to a graduation ceremony. After stating at the Ashburton Sports Hall on Tancred Street, McDonald’s, Stirling

Sports, the Ashburton Police Station, a petrol station and the library served as checkpoints where the two opposing teams gathered clues to make their way to the finish. Co-ordinator Jenny Reed said the 10 to 14-year-olds on the

programme had come a long way during the course, which involved team building exercises and a recent tramp on the Mt Somers walkway. The Cactus Programme aims to teach new skills and build confidence, self-discipline and fitness.

Case could turn into $80m cash scramble The Kim Dotcom case could turn into an $80 million scramble for cash - and see the full allegations against the tycoon aired publicly for the first time. New moves by US prosecutors aim to lift a suppression order which covers details of the allegations against Dotcom

One man has been arrested following a knifepoint carjacking in New Plymouth. Police said a taxi driver was on or near Sanders Ave when his vehicle was taken at knife point at about 9.20pm on Tuesday. The driver managed to alert police once he was out of his vehicle. About an hour later, officers were called to an unrelated incident at an address on the outskirts of New Plymouth. Police central communications inspector Marty Parker said the abandoned taxi was located by officers at this address. - APNZ

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and others who worked on the Megaupload website. The details were to have been made public at the extradition hearing, scheduled for next April. But prosecutors say the case has dragged on so long they need to make the details public now or victims of the alleged crime will miss out on a chance

to claim against Dotcom’s seized fortune. The victims - in this case - are copyright holders of works the FBI claim was made available illegally by Dotcom through his Megaupload website. Extradition judge Nevin Dawson has been asked by the Crown Law Office, acting for the US, to lift the suppression

on the charges. The details are contained in the Record of Case, a 198-page document, including attachments, which has been suppressed since March 2012. Judge Dawson has deferred a decision until the outcome of a US court hearing this week. - APNZ

A four-day event will mark the signing of a $35 million Treaty of Waitangi settlement between Ngai Te Rangi, Nga Potiki and the Crown this weekend. The deeds will be signed at a ceremony at Whareroa Marae in Mount Maunganui on Saturday, which will be attended by Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson. Ngai Te Rangi iwi runanga chairman Charlie Tawhiao said the settlement, including cash, land, and the right to first refusal of land purchases, was worth an estimated $35 million to $40 million. - APNZ


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Holden to stop making cars Holden has reached the end of the production line in Australia, Toyota is likely to follow suit and the Abbott government is to blame, unions say. Holden’s “devastating” announcement to stop making cars in Australia at the end of 2017 will leave 50,000 jobless and is tipped to rip $21 billion out of the nation’s economy. Unions are angrily pointing their fingers at the Abbott Government, saying it knew what was required to keep Holden and the automotive industry in Australia. They say the decision has put another 200,000 jobs at risk, with Toyota now almost certain to follow Holden out of the country. “It’s now highly likely that Toyota will leave Australia, in fact it’s almost certain,” Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) spokesman Dave Smith told reporters outside Holden’s head office in Melbourne. “Fifty thousand workers will be losing their job because of the decision by General Motors. It’s a very bleak day indeed.” Holden’s problems, which sparked its decision to close its local manufacturing operations,

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Cup cost $5m The America’s Cup sailing races this year generated far less economic activity in the San Francisco Bay Area than projected, and have cost taxpayers more than $5 million, according to draft figures released. Figures from the Bay Area Council Economic Institute reviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle show the races generated at least $364 million in economic impact. That figure rises to $550 million if the construction of a new cruise ship terminal is factored in. That is far below the $900 million projected just a few months before the races were set to begin and the $1.4 billion originally estimated in 2010. Based on figures from Mayor Ed Lee’s office, the races have cost city taxpayers more than $5 million so far despite private fundraising and a boost in city tax revenue.

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are both simple and complex. Simple in that the company is just not selling as many cars in Australia, and particularly locally-made cars, as it used to. Complex in the reasons behind that decline. General Motors chief executive Dan Akerson describes it as the “perfect storm”. He says the company’s Australian operations have been

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damaged by the sustained strength of the Australian dollar, the high cost of production, a small domestic sales base and arguably the most competitive and fragmented auto market in the world. The result of all that has pushed demand for Holden’s locally-built Commodore down 11 per cent, while sales of the four-cylinder Cruze have

dropped 15 per cent. The problem is Australia’s car industry is now swamped with more brands and models than ever before, thanks largely to falling tariffs over the past 20 years and more recently the strength of the local currency. So Holden has been competing against companies that can match or better it on many features, most importantly, price.

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Mandela’s First national market for legal pot body arrives for viewing The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multicoloured South African flag, arrived yesterday at the seat of power in the country’s capital for public viewing. Motorcycle-riding police officers escorted the casket from a military hospital outside of Pretoria to the Union Buildings, once a symbol of the racist, white-dominated government in the country. When Mandela took office in 1994, he used the building as his offices and the presidency is still located there. Some residents of Pretoria lined the streets to watch the procession go by. They sang old songs from the struggle against the apartheid regime and called out their farewells to Mandela, who died December 5 at the age of 95. Soldiers in formal uniforms carried Mandela’s casket into the Union Buildings to a special viewing center built on the grounds in front of the building, which President Jacob Zuma named after Mandela by decree Tuesday. Mandela’s grandson Mandla and Defense Minister Nosiviwe MapisaNqakula led mourners into the viewing area. Soldiers set down the coffin and removed the flag. - AP

Uruguay has become the first country to create a national marketplace for legal cannabis with the government regulating the production, sales and use of pot in a bold bid to control addiction and drug violence. The Senate gave final legislative approval to the bill late yesterday, and President Jose Mujica, who campaigned for the legislation, is expected to sign it into law. The 78-yearold president has said he wants the market

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to begin operating next year. “Today is an historic day. Many countries of Latin America, and many governments, will take this law as an example,” Sen. Constanza Moreira, a member of the governing Broad Front coalition, said as the bill passed with 16 votes in favour and 13 against. The groundbreaking legislation to create a government-run cannabis industry was opposed by two-thirds Uruguayans. - AAP

An overnight fire at a farmers’ market in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen killed at least 15 people and injured five, local authorities said yesterday. Shenzhen’s fire department said on its microblog that the fire broke out about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at the wholesale market and engulfed an area of 1,000 square meters (yards) before being brought under control by firefighting crews from 29 fire engines. It said 15 people were dead and five injured, and that firefighters were still searching for survivors. The cause of the fire was unclear. - AP

Doctor wins $1m A Pakistani doctor won a $1 million grant to fight early child mortality in a small fishing village in southern Pakistan in a contest financed by an American entrepreneur to find innovative ways to save lives, The Caplow Children’s Prize said. A proposal by Anita Zaidi, who heads the pediatrics department at the Aga Khan University in the port city of Karachi, beat out more than 550 other applications from more than 70 countries. Zaidi said her project will focus on reducing child mortality rates in Rehri Goth, on the outskirts of Karachi. According to Zaidi, 106 out of 1000 children born in the town die before the age of five. - AP

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shburton is again shining on the big stage, literally this time. Last week’s recognition of the Ashburton Trust Event Centre for Excellence in Customer Service at the Entertainment Venues Association (EVZNZ) awards was a massive coup for the district. The Event Centre was the only South Island venue to be among the awards, competing with some of biggest and slickest entertainment venues in the country. Anyone who has dealt with Roger Farr and his team at the Event Centre will know that this award could not have gone to a more deserving recipient. Mr Farr ended up in the role at the Event Centre due to his involvement in Ashburton theatre productions and maybe had not really anticipated to be in his current role for this long. The Ashburton community however, has been fortunate to have had him at the helm to guide a tiny team of paid staff and a much bigger group of fantastic volunteers to make the Event Centre run like a welloiled machine. In true modest fashion, the chief executive quickly deflected the glory to his team who form the heart and soul of the centre. Mr Farr has not only been successful in building a terrific customer-focused team, but also has managed to put the Event Centre on the map for touring shows from around the country and the rest of the world. The chief executive is often scratching his head on how to keep his budgets ticking over, especially when certain shows do not attract enough paying spectators. Thankfully the Ashburton District Council recognises that the Event Centre is one of the jewels in the district’s crown and supports the venue appropriately. Looking back over the past few years, the Event Centre has become a focal point of the Mid Canterbury community, hosting international acts, school productions, fundraisers, election debates and numerous other community events. This national award is a reminder for all of us that the Event Centre and its future are worth the support of the Ashburton community.

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High school years come to end Finau Fakapelea OUT OF COLLEGE

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cannot rememer the countless times I used to wish high school would be over. Thinking that life would be so much better, but wow was I wrong. Growing up, I think students had this misconception that the outside world was so much better then being in school and at times it is nice. Being independent and doing what it is that you want to do but the truth is the best times are when you’re at school. But you will miss the days of seeing your friends whenever you please or talking to them a majority of the times in class. Rather than waking up in the wee hours of the morning to head to work or having half of your pay go on bills. It’s life. I can now say with a heavy heart that I no longer attend high school. I thought that signing off on high school would be one of the best things ever, but it is probably one of the saddest things I have done. Some relish in the idea of school finishing and some

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Sometimes we underestimate ourselves and the power we truly have, not understanding that we can achieve anything we set our minds to.

don’t, we’re all different in that sense. But personally for me, I struggled immensely through school at quite an early age. Realising early on that I indeed was no genius whatsoever and I definitely was not sporty. The best shot I had at sports was on the sideline asking the referee if he had glasses. I was very shy and quite the loner. But the thing about school is that everyone is a loner at some point or felt like they were weak at something. It’s the truth about the experiences we have taken because at one point we will finally begin to accept ourselves for who we truly are. That maybe we aren’t the jock or the genius. That maybe we begin to understand the quirks and talents of our personalities. I have to say that once I found myself in high school, I realised that the challenges that were thrown at me was what

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was making me stronger. I found my voice and I was proud to use it, it’s the place where you become much more than just another student in class or another face in the crowd. It’s where you begin to understand your stance and power as an individual. I knew that we all have a voice but a voice that was so powerful was the voice of the young. Where we are so majorly looked aside but when we speak it’s like a shock of a storm. Because we have the power of technology and social media. Something that has its good and bad but when we make a stand you cannot ignore it. Sometimes we underestimate ourselves and the power we truly have, not understanding that we can achieve anything we set our minds to. That is the true beauty about school; we’re given this space to experiment and mould

ourselves into the people we become. Sometimes we’re pushed to the limit and tested by the darkness that lurks. But we begin to understand our weakness or realise the strengths we didn’t even realise we had. We discover a side of ourselves we never knew was there. Given opportunities to seek your true potential, I was given an opportunity and held on and every day I thank that opportunity for saving my life. Giving me strength to understand my weaknesses, and believe in myself and not a day goes by when I don’t thank Ashburton College for giving me the opportunity. I was ever so fortunate to be blessed with opportunties that have given me strength to walk along broken bridges or see my future with a clarity. Yes there were days where I thought I would go insane but there were also days where you felt nothing but support and admiration and I thank you Ashburton College, the community, the Guardian, head boy Kane Olsen, friends and family. I thank you for the support and love throughout this year, nothing has been overlooked and the generosity will never be forgotten. It may have been tough but one thing I am not afraid of is a challenge.

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) lamb crop survey confirms that the number of lambs tailed across New Zealand is down – by 4.7 per cent – compared with last spring. A total of 25.5 million head were tailed – 1.3 million fewer than 2012 – making the current WOOL Fine PRICES lamb DAIRY crop the second smallest in nearly 60 years. Only 2010-11 1700 6000 Cheddar was lower. 18 micron B+LNZ economic service chief 1500 5500 economist Andrew Burtt says the Andrew Burtt lamb crop figure is actually high1300 5000 er than many expected, given the pected to increase 2.3 per cent impact of last season’s Butterdrought 21 micron 1100 4500 on ewe numbers and ewe condi- to 18.4kg, due to lower stocking 25 micron rates and more available feed. tion at mating. “This900 per-head weight increase the ram, due to 4000 “But we’re seeing good lamb 27 micron won’t be enough to offset the drop situation at mat thrift compared to last year – 700 and we still expect weights. The res 3500 thanks to lower stocking rates in numbers total lamb production to be down 29 micron million lambs fr and favourable pasture growth 5 per cent,” Mr 17 per cent drop. 500 3000 in most regions. If pasture con- by approximately 14-Oct 11-Nov 09-Dec Unsurprisingly 16-Sep 14-Oct 11-Novrates, 09-DecBurtt said. 16-Sep tinues growing at current The national ewe lambing cessing numbers it could trigger early store sales percentage was 120.8 per cent – be well back on la from regions that are traditiondown 3.8 percentage points on 20 per cent to ally summer dry,” he said. DAIRY PRICES WOOL Strong This reflects3.3 last year’s record 124.6 per cent. th The North Island lamb crop is 7000 690 Again, the North Island took the en high cull of ew down 7.4 per cent andWhole the South milk biggest hit – down 5.8 to 117.6 13. Island 640 6500 down by 2.3 per cent. South Island’s The Lamb Cro The smaller lamb crop impacts per cent. The 35 micron a fall 123.6 per cent represented about 500 comm 590 on export processing numbers, 6000 beef farms, which which are expected to drop 6.8 of only 2.1. Mr Burtt said a noteworthy 540 representative of 39 micron per cent to 19.5 million head, 5500 Skim milk making 2013-14 the third lowest feature of spring 2013 was the commercial sheep 490decrease in the numsignificant The full report is export lamb total since 1960. ber of hoggets mated. 5000 website at: Lamb “However, the average export 440 “Many farmers opted to limit lamb slaughter weight is exthe numbers of hoggets put to Region highlig 4500 390 Wool prices (c/kg clean)

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Although it cleared Government regulators of blame, the latest report on the Fonterra botulism scare has highlighted the need for a stronger food safety regime, Federated Farmers says. The first stage of a Government report on the botulism scare which saw millions of dollars worth of baby formula recalled and New Zealand dairy imports banned or restricted by China and other markets was released this morning. It addressed the question of whether “a crisis or failure” of dairy food safety regulations led to the scare. “Our conclusion is no,” the report’s authors said. “The immediate causes of this incident appear to lie elsewhere.” However the report noted improvements to the system could be made, but most of the 29 recommendations it made were “unconnected to this incident and relate to the challenges that lie ahead”. Wider issues bought to light by the report included “a shortage of people with dairy processing and

regulatory expertise at every level of the regulatory sector” and “insufficient investment in food safety research”. Given the emergence of China as New Zealand’s largest market for dairy products the report’s authors’ noted “repeated calls for a boost in ministry resources” in that country and other key markets. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said the finding that New Zealand’s dairy food safety regulations were sound was of “fundamental importance to reassure our offshore markets”. The Government’s response will include up $12 million investment each year to implement the recommendations including the establishment of a centre for food safety science and research. Federated Farmers’ dairy chairman Willy Leferink said his organisation was pleased with the findings. “Whilst the report puts some minds at ease, confirming the regulatory system is not to blame, it also highlights the need for a stronger food safety system and a stronger understanding of the

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ity as to what is required of them, so that there is some certainty for future Federated Farmers is well investment.” aware farming practices need Mr Mackenzie said key to evolve in order to minithing was for farmers mise nitrogen loss and are and all primary land usprepared to work with a new ers is to start populating plan to achieve this. the nutrient management The Land & Water Regiontool, Overseer, despite its al Plan must comply with the inadequacies. National Policy Statement “It is about building (NPS) on freshwater which data tailored to your farm introduces limits and nationtype and your soil profile Ian Mackenzie al bottom lines. as this will give you the Meeting compulsory national bottom only way to understand what your nutrilines for nitrates on much of the Canter- ent loss profile likely is.” bury plains, will require a major shift in “The only heads that need to be in the farming methods, especially on the light- sand are the ones looking for their nutrier soils, Federated Farmers environment ent leakage. spokesperson Ian Mackenzie said. “We are dealing with some fixed dates “Right now, Federated Farmers is where regulatory expectations are going working as part of a wider partnership to increase. with all others in the primary industries The plan flags that these will likely imto represent a common position to Envi- pact high nutrient loss farm types in the ronment Canterbury (ECan),” Mr Mac- first instance.” kenzie, who farms in Mid Canterbury “The plan does propose an easier resaid. gime for those involved with irrigation “We wish to make the Land & Water schemes and given the big proportion of Regional Plan as workable as we can pos- land outside of irrigation schemes, this is sibly get it, whilst giving farmers clar- something that needs further discussion.” MICHELLE.N@THEGUARDIAN.CO.NZ

Marlborough-Canterbury Ewes to ram in the region remained almost static at 4.1 million (+0.6%). This reflects the South Island being much less affected by drought than the North Island. The ewe lambing percentage was down 2.6 percentage points to 113.1 per cent while the number of lambs from hoggets was down 29 per cent to 200,000. Both of these factors reflect the drier conditions and lighter condition of stock in the autumn compared with 12 months earlier. The region’s lamb crop was down 3.2 per cent on the previous spring to 4.8 million lambs or 19 per cent of the New Zealand lamb crop.

Otago-Southland Ewes to ram in the region remained almost static at 6.6 million (+0.5%). The ewe lambing percentage was down 4.8 percentage points to 122.6 per cent in Otago and down 1.4 percentage points to 138.0 per cent in Southland. Although scanning percentages were down on the previous year, weather conditions were good at lambing and lamb survival was excellent. Overall, lambs from hoggets for the combined region were down 21 per cent to 332,000. The region’s lamb crop was down 1.9 per cent on the previous spring to 8.9 million lambs – 35 per cent of the New Zealand lamb crop.

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Speculation has prompted ANZCO Foods to announce its financial results well ahead of time. The company reported a net profit after tax of $12.2 million for the year ending September 30, based on total revenue of $1.3 billion. Positive cash flow from operating activities for the period was $41.0 million, up $5.8 million on the previous year’s $35.2 million. ANZCO chairman Sir Graeme Harrison said the company took the unusual step of announcing its audited financial results well in advance of the Companies Office reporting requirement of March 31 to quash scaremongering. “We have been concerned about rumours in the New Zealand meat industry and comments to the effect that ANZCO has been

actively promoting industry change because of our weakened position,” Sir Graeme said. “Nothing could be further from truth. In 2011/12 we experienced our first bottom line loss from New Zealand operations in ANZCO’s history but generated a strong operating cash flow surplus. “This position was further enhanced in the 2012/13 year.” The company’s total revenue grew by $70 million or 6 per cent. “Shareholder funds at balance date equated to 47 per cent of total assets. “ANZCO recognises the ongoing decline in sheep and traditional cattle numbers and has favoured finding an orderly solution to facilitate the removal of excess slaughter capacity.” - APNZ

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■ FONTERRA PRICE DIVERGENCE

Payout stays, but dividend slashed By Jamie Gray A sudden and unexpected divergence in the price of milk powder relative to other dairy products has forced Fonterra to take a big knife to its dividend and earnings forecasts for 2013/14. The co-operative yesterday maintained its forecast payout farmgate milk price at $8.30 per kg of milk solids for 2013/14, against market expectations of an upward revision, but slashed its dividend forecast for the year to 10c from an earlier forecast of 32c. Fonterra also said its earnings before interest and tax

would fall to around $500-$600 million in the July 31, 2014 year, down from $1 billion a year earlier, mostly due the higher costs to the cooperative imposed by strong dairy prices, which are an added cost to its manufacturing activities. Chief Executive, Theo Spierings said the company had also lost money because of the “super flush” season when milk had to be returned to the farm because Fonterra did not have the capacity to process it. Fonterra’s unit price took a big hit on the back of the news, dropping by 10 per cent to $5.50 equal to its issue price and

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ra needed to face strategic question of whether it should have more processing capacity in milk powder and less in products such as cheese and casein. “This is kind of unique - it has never happened before - and the gap (between the product streams) is widening,” Spierings said. He said the big question facing Fonterra was whether the gap was temporary, or “the new reality” given the explosive demand for milk powder out from China. “It’s a strategic question that the co-operative needs to ask,” he said. - APNZ

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its balance sheet. He said milk powders were continuing to sell at very high prices because of the strong global demand and limited supply. Just four months into the season, the cooperative was in an “extraordinary” situation, with the gap between prices for milk powders compared to cheese and casein being greater than ever. In abnormal circumstances, the board had the discretion to pay a lower farmgate milk price than that specified under the manual. Spierings said the current market dynamic meant Fonter-

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Faster growth flagged in 2014 By Paul mcBeth Synlait Milk, the milk processor which joined the NZX in July, says earnings will beat guidance next year on cheaper raw milk prices and growing demand for its products. International demand is favouring Synlait’s milk powder and anhydrous milk fat products, while recent announcements mean the season’s milk price won’t be as high as expected, the company said in a statement. Because of that, Synlait said first-half and annual earnings will probably beat forecasts in 2014. It predicted profit of

$19.6 million on sales of $524 million in its prospectus. “We now expect the company will benefit from both earnings growth in our value added categories, a favourable product mix, and lower than expected milk prices,” chief executive John Penno said. “This is likely to mean Synlait’s earnings for the half and full FY14 will be ahead of forecast.” The announcement comes hot on the heels of Fonterra slashing forecast 2014 earnings before interest and tax of $500 million to $600 million, down from normalised EBIT of $1 billion in 2013 as rampant milk

prices put a squeeze on its margins. The company cut its forecast dividend by two-thirds to 10 cents, and held the forecast payout to farmers to $8.30 a kilogram of milksolids, dashing expectations of a hike. Penno said Synlait’s policy is to pay its contract suppliers a fair market price. In September, the company raised its forecast payout to farmers to $8/kgMS from $7 /kgMS. Synlait’s shares climbed 5.3 per cent to $3.95, almost 80 per cent higher than its $2.20 offer price. Synlait will provide updated guidance early next year. - BusinessDesk

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■ FAMILY FUN DAY

ARTS DIARY

Illustrator special guest By SuSan SandyS

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A Family Fun Day at the Ashburton Art Gallery on Saturday will feature a visit from celebrated children’s illustrator David Elliot. The day is to celebrate the finished works of the district schools wall paintings, which have transformed the interior of the gallery. Mr Elliot will read his new book Henry’s Map, illustrations of which are on display at the gallery, to the children. He will also judge an illustration competition to run on the day in conjunction with his exhibition.

Public programme co-ordinator Simone Barnsdale said the gallery would celebrate the finished wall paintings “by creating some fun and mayhem for all to enjoy”. This would involve a circus act coming from Christchurch, featuring jugglers and people on stilts, who would teach circus tricks to visitors. Ashburton singer Amelia James would perform, and children would be invited to create chalk drawings in the gallery’s car park. “We will have face painting, a sausage sizzle and fairy bread, and of course David Elliot will be the cherry on top,” Ms Barnsdale said. Children’s book illustrator David Elliot will be a special guest at the gallery’s family fun day on Saturday.

December 12 – The New Entrants Dance Party from 7.30pm at the Ashburton Trust Events Centre, with an optional Christmas buffet meal from 6pm.

December 14 - Ashburton District schools project Our Evolving New Zealand Culture opening from 1.30pm at the Ashburton Art Gallery.

December 14 – Ashburton New Entrants 2013 Dance Party from 6pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

December 14 – Robin Arnst’s art school at the Ashburton Society of Arts Short St Studio.

December 15 – Mid Canterbury Choir Christmas concert from 5pm at the Geraldine Domain pavilion, Geraldine.

December 15 – Ashburton Mitre 10 Christmas in the Park concert and fireworks display from 6.30pm at the Ashburton Domain.

December 20 – Mid Canterbury Choir Christmas concert at 12.15pm and again at 5.15pm at St Andrews Church.

December 21 – Dowse Art Museum children’s exhibition Who Am I? at the Ashburton Art Gallery to March 9.

December 24 – Carols By Candlelight at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 11pm, doors open 10.30pm.

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Quilters’ group work on display By SuSan SandyS

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Mt Hutt artist Marilyn Meadows (right) views quilts at her gallery made by Winchmore patchwork group members at the weekend, with Alister and Judith McLaren. Her gallery featured a wide range of crafted works at the weekend, with visitors’ donations going to Methven Playcentre. The patchwork group is tutored by Melinda Lattimore. She displayed her work alongside students June Crum, Jan Nish, Maureen Puckett, Mau-

reen Maginness, Kerrie Woods and Mrs Meadows. Christchurch quilter Kay Nichols displayed work she had quilted on a long arm quilting machine. Other contributors included cross stitcher Sarah Meadows, card maker Alison Hydes and pottery torso creator Deanna Griffiths. While paintings by New Zealand landscape artist Nathaniel Provis provided a stunning backdrop. Mrs Meadows held a workshop on the two days before the exhibition on making Christmas wreaths.

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■ VINTAGE MOTORING

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his is my last column for the year, and all of a sudden I’m repeating those words which it only seems like yesterday I wrote 12 months ago. And 12 months before that, and a year before that too, and well I have now written words to that effect 12 times! The years pass quickly! In previous years as well as recording the last column for the year I’ve always been able to say that many motoring enthusiasts have kindly shared their stories and lots of interesting things have happened. And this year is no exception. Those things happen because many people make sure they happen, and we are so fortunate that is the case. This is also a time of year when naturally we look back and remember fun times, but it’s also a good time to look forward. Looking back it’s been a good year for local motoring enthusiasts, looking forward 2014 is already shaping up the same. And because the Ashburton Vintage Car Club are following their long standing tradition and again staging their New Year’s Day Rally the local motoring calendar for 2014 couldn’t start any earlier. Later in January the club will also hold their Annual Rally. It only seems like yesterday we were celebrating Ashburton’s own unique celebration - Wheels Week – actually as further proof that time flies when you’re having fun its actually seven months since that took place. The good news is a very keen committee already has plans in place for Wheels Week 2014, which will be the 25th anniversary of that event. Story-wise we already know that in 2014 we’ll be sharing some great personal stories with readers, including tales about two epic motorcycles journeys, a visit to a fascinating car collection, a celebration of 50 years ownership of a Mark 3 Zephyr and a feature about a rather rare Vauxhall. Thanks to many local enthusiasts we have not only enjoyed another interesting year in motoring but we can also look forward to the same in the New Year. * * * * * Throughout history there have been some wonderful “comeback” stories. Instances where people or businesses have re-invented themselves or their image. History will record that Skoda certainly fits into this category. In years gone by probably to a large degree unfairly Skoda was - to put it mildly - not highly rated by everyone, in fact it was often the butt of jokes. Today quite fairly their cars have serious prestige. Recently a friend and I remarked about this and I recounted a personal Skoda story which he suggested I should share with readers, and on reflection it seems like a fun way to finish this last column for the year. Around 20 years ago a friend of mine who is a minister of religion was stationed here in Ashburton. He is a per-

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son with a true calling who has since gone on to work in other parishes and as a gifted church administrator. Before coming to town he already owned two Skodas, one of which he purchased new. He saw something in these cars which not everyone else recognised, and somehow the cars seemed just right for him. They were good cars. Anyway at one stage he felt it was time for a change and he decided to take a look at a Renault R8, which was advertised for sale in Waimate. He asked me if I’d like to make the trip down there with him, and we set off on a Saturday in one of his Skodas. It was a great expedition, and one I often look back on with pleasure and amusement. On our way south through Temuka we noticed a very neat example of a later model Skoda parked outside a house and my friend said “actually what I’d really like, what I’d really, really like is one like that”. We test drove the Renault in Waimate and while it was a well maintained example and a nice car which went well, somehow it just didn’t quite seem to gel. It wasn’t quite him. So on the way back I said to my friend “If that Skoda is still parked in Temuka how about we stop so I could go in and politely ask about it and find out if the owner would consider selling?” So that’s what we did. A very pleasant chap came to the door, and far from being upset about my enquiry he looked absolutely amazed and as soon as he explained why I was too. The thing is he was sitting at his table writing out an advertisement to sell the car! Long story short, my friend bought it and remained the proud owner for some time. Thing was of course he then owned three Skodas, so there was a need to rationalise. One of his cars was given to someone in his family and he decided to advertise the other one for sale. So in a move that proved that my friend the minister could have been equally successful in a career in advertising had he not followed his true calling he placed this advertisement in this newspaper – for sale Skoda, one owner, religiously maintained. And in doing so he proved once and for all that clever advertising really works.

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Webber taste tests Porsche Mark Webber has received an early first taste of the Porsche he’ll drive in next year’s World Endurance Championship. Having recently completed his 12-year Formula One career, Webber got behind the wheel of the new LMP1 race car at a test day in Algarve, Portugal. While still contracted to F1 team Red Bull Racing until the end of 2013, the Australian was given the green light to complete the test for the German manufacturer. He hadn’t been scheduled to drive the car until January, when he officially joins the Porsche factory team. “My first day in this fascinating project was an intense experience for me,” Webber said. “I would like to thank Red Bull Racing for giving me the chance to join the project so early. This is a major and important step for us all. It allows me to integrate with the team quicker and to contribute to further developing the car.” - AP

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Ashburton Bowling Club The ladies Championship pairs have found the finalists and will be played Thursday at 11am between Diane and Ollie v Margaret and Shirley. Some close play in the semi’s was witnessed and Gaynor and Joyce were unfortunate to miss out going down 14 -11 in the afternoon play against Margaret  and Shirley having beaten Gloria and Pip in the morning play.  Diane  and Ollie had played Wendy and Gwen in the morning and sat out while the other finalists were found. Good luck to both teams. The Rowntree Cup has another round to be played, last week one team travelled to Diamond Harbour and had a loss but the team playing at home against Hornby had a comfortable win of 24-9. The men’s 3 4’s and 2 4’s played last Sat and the 2 4’s recorded wins away against Papanui. Roger Herriot, Alan Miller, Roger Dakers and Russell Lowe won 29-9 and Colin Dennis, Alastair MacKenzie, John Bell and Mitch Goodall had a last bowl save from Skipper Colin to win 22 - 21.  It could be called the miracle of all bowls as they were well down on the head.  Celebrations are well called for.  The 3 4’s won 2 out of 3 games, Brian Williams skipped team won, and Charlie Leech also but Jo, Murray, Doug and Ian  went down to the other Woolston Park team. At Hampstead Ashburton Teams filled 2nd place with 15 ends, (Jo, Murray and Doug) 4th went to Peter Collins, Alastair and Ollie with 13 ends and 5th to Graham Taylor, John Lilley and Roy Keeling also with 13 ends. Well done all. Friday Triples at Ashburton to be played this Friday, a great day of bowls and a full green is expected.  The 90 or more people who attended the Xmas dinner on Sat 7th Dec all went home well fed  and content.  The chocolate wheel also was a success and helped to fund the evening.  Santa and his “Mother in Law” arrived and much frivolity ensued.  There is no Rollover this Sat, or Corner to Corner, as the Junior Engravers Tournament is covering both greens. Put your names on the board for Diamond Harbour bus trip, $20, and a bring your lunch day.  Pay Hubert and enquiries to Russell or read the board for info. To those who are not well take care. Merry Xmas to all.

Ashburton Club and MSA Golf Section Our last monthly game for 2013 was our xmas breakup held at the Tinwald Golf Club Sunday 8th December .Teams of three played the Captains v Presidents match with an outrageous score of 98 points Madeline Smith Rodney Harris and Trish Cates won the teams event, with the Captains325 win over the Presidents 234 points. Individual best stablefords were Madeline Smith 44 Trish Clark 40 and the men Rodney Harris 44 Earl Jackson40 The handicapper will have some adjusting to do in the next week. Jim Mitchell took the 2’s pool for the day on no.12.All members returned to the M S A for a B B Q and prize giving for the year. Bill Heseltine womens championship Trophy was won by Joan Undy. Mens championship Trophy, Eddie Tulip Aggregate championship rounds women Trish Cates men Eddie Tulip Bruce Wear overnighter trophies were won by Kay Fox and Lindsay Jackson A great meal was enjoyed by all. Those who wish to kick 2014 off by entering the Brown Brothers Tournament January 19th ‘McLeans Island Golf Club team of 4 required, entries to Trish Cates 03.3085301 ASAP.

Ashburton County Lions An excellent attendance of members of Ashburton County Lions club gathered at the Lakehouse Restaurant. President Lilian Wakelin welcomed all including Lion Marie McAnulty, member on transfer from Masterton; Lions Sally Woodhead and Carolyn Keen from Temuka District Lions; visitor Janice Rickard; and guest speaker Coen Lammars. The secretary’s 100% medal was presented to Lion Jan Stonyer by President Lilian on behalf of Lions International. This medal recognizes outstanding administrative service to Lions. Congratulations to Jan.

Ashburton College year 13 players leaving the first XI this Saturday are (from left) Kirk Chettleburgh, Shaun Stagg, Sam Whiting, Jack Meyrick, Jack Dudley and Mark Mably. The side is in the second day of their two-day game against Christchurch Boys’ High School 3rd XI on Saturday, needing six wickets and CBHS 80 runs behind. Batting first Ashburton made 103 with Jordon Scott-Wells scoring 41 and only Meyrick, 14, reaching double figures. CBHS then declared at 90/8, 13 runs behind, with Dudley taking 3/19 and Stagg 2/20. In their second turn at bat, Whiting top scored with 26 and the tail chimed in to reach 105 for a lead of 118. Stagg and Scott Punselie took two wickets each before stumps on day one, and the side will be hoping to take the remaining six wickets in time to send their six seniors out in style.

Ashburton College Cricket Club This weekend sees the last games of cricket for the pre-Christmas season, with twenty20 continuing. Green took on Methven in the first of their two games and got through to 105/9; William Tod’s 31 no and Dylan Shore with 31 scored most of the runs. Methven easily chased the total down losing only four wickets in the process. Shore was the main destroyer with three wickets for only 16 runs.In their second game Green bowled first and kept Lauriston to 132/6; Shore picked up 2 more wickets as did Connor Wilson while Kane Freeman accounted for one.Green then chased the runs

Members were asked to indicate availability for meals on Wheels 5 December. Correspondence included letter of thanks from Presbyterian Support, this year also a beneficiary of Toot for Tucker; registration forms for District Convention 2014, to which Lions Sally and Carolyn (from Temuka) spoke encouraging attendance; and from. PDG Les Box seeking support for disaster relief to the Philippines - $500 was donated. In directors reports, Fiona Williamson acknowledged some excellent financial results from projects this year; Isobel McArthur and Cynthia Tindall commented on the excellent community response (235 boxes of groceries) for Toot for Tucker and highlighted the participation of many young people as collectors; Moyra Whiting gave reminders for the Christmas function; mystery bus trip; next tea meeting in January; Betty George reported on the successful serving of Devonshire Teas at the CanBead fundraiser “Secrets of Staveley” and thanked participating members; and Maureen Flatman acknowledged Property Brokers, and Ashburton Guardian, for their publicity for Toot for Tucker.

down for the loss of seven wickets. Devam Pandya and Oliver Adlam both hit 23, Connor Wilson chimed in with 19 not out, Harry Fergusson 15 and Dylan Shore 12, all contributed while Todd Gray came in at no. 4 and batted through for 10 not out. Gold took on Blue (with seven players) in the early game and were bowled out for 130 in the 20th over. The Andrews – Jopson (22) and Tait (19) and extras (40) were Gold’s best while Jamie Stockdale added to his impressive wicket tally this year with another four, Ryan Hampton picked up three. Blue will be regretting not having their full

Lion Julie McKimmie introduced guest speaker, Coen Lammars, editor of Ashburton Guardian. He spoke of the uniqueness of the private ownership and it being the only daily paper in a small community. He gave a strong promotion of the Guardian website and encouraged members to sign up to it. He answered questions relating to acceptance of anonymous letters especially text messages; to the amount of space for club and community news reports; and roll packaging vs flat packaging for home delivery. Lion Barbara Borland extended thanks of members. The monthly raffle was won by visiting Lion Carolyn Keen. Tail twisting with Jackie Ryan included congratulations to Faith McLay winner of 12Km cycle section of Coastal Challenge and Isobel McArthur for championship honours in Saddle Cob section at Ashburton and Canterbury A & P shows. President Lilian closed the meeting extending greetings to all members for a Happy Festive Season, greetings which are reciprocated by members to all in

complement as they were bowled out for 112 with five overs remaining. Paddy Sandrey was top scorer will 40 before going to a great Josh Gill catch. Hampton was next with 36. Wickets were shared between Josh Buchanan (2), Gill (2) while Jopson and Sam Turner managed one each. Gold took on Methven in the second game and got through to 144/6 with Gill hitting 65 while Buchanan hit 33 off ten balls. Gold then restricted Methven to 126. Two wickets were claimed by Buchanan, Logan Havis and Tom Ravenscroft while Jopson, Gill and Bailey King picked up one.

the community.

Ashburton Golf Club A good couple of weeks just passed for the club, with the closing day Smallbone trophy being picked up by Janice and Stuey Dunlop, then a great night at the Presentation evening, where around 80 people turned up for a lovely meal and a fun social night. The weekend just passed saw the Super Liquor Christmas Salvers being played for and a good field was topped by the lovely Kay Fox who won the ladies salver with an impressive 45pts, and the equally lovely John Power picked up the mens with a great 46pts. This Saturday we have the first qualifying round for the Hydraulink shootout, remember there are 5 rounds over the next 5 Saturdays, with the best 2 rounds to count, so you don’t have to play in everyone, but the more you do play, the better your chance of posting 2 good cards. it usually takes about 77 or 78 points to get into the top 19 for the final, but once your in the final its any ones game, Hilary won last years final starting from the last qualifying place. Again this

At 3pm this Saturday at the Walnut Ave pavilion we have presentations to the 1st XI players leaving school and finishing with the team; all teams are invited to attend along with coaches, managers and supporters. It was also a big week for the following players who have been named for the 1st XI trip to Australia next year – as always there were some very unlucky players but the lucky ones are Deon Biggs, Josh Buchanan, Michael Burton, Tom Dudley, Josh Gill, Sam Hall, Ryan Hampton, Kieran Hunt, Andrew Jopson, Devam Pandya, Scott Punselie, Jordan Scott Wells and Kody Stuthridge.

year thanks to Hydraulink,s sponsorship, we can offer a full club membership payment to the overall winner. The final will be on Sunday the 26th January. So get down to the course over the next few weeks and see if you can qualify for this great finals day. Good golfing.

Cavendish Club Christmas High Tea On November 22nd President Sandra Grant welcomed a record attendance of member to our Christmas High Tea afternoon. Our Club Room looked very festive with red candles on each table and a beautiful red and white floral arrangement. A Christmas tree was a welcome sight at the door. The Committee performed an item about Christmas, which was well received and several festive season readings were read by Janet Butterick and Joan Dephoff. The afternoon was concluded with a yummy Christmas afternoon tea. On 29th November the Annual General Meeting for 2013 was held in the Clubrooms, which was attended by 23 members. Sandra Grant presented the President’s


Club news www.guardianonline.co.nz Report and the Financial Report was read by Jennifer Hunt. Two new members were welcomed onto committee. Joan Dephoff then gave a lovely citation of Betty Roberts who joined the Club 43 years ago and Sandra presented her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers after Joan had honoured her with all the work she had done over the years and announced her as a Life Member of the Club. Sandra then presented Judith Nichols with a lovely posy of flowers as she retired from being treasurer after 10 years. The meeting closed with afternoon tea.

Methven Bowls Hello everyone the bowlers had a busy week on the green. There were some very close games. Men’s section Winners this week Singles Matt Markham, Graham Brooker, Simon Fleetwood, Jimmy Lattimore, Craig Carter, Hugh Weir, Neil Owen Pairs Ronnie Thomas and Noel Bilby Triples Ivan Syme Rob Fensom and Jeff Limbrick Fours Adrian Kemp Allan Smith Greg Turnbull and Anthony Holmes, On Saturday the 3/4s played against Lincoln. The result was not in our favour but I’m sure they enjoyed their games. The Junior Men had another win which will see them going up to Christchurch for the play offs. Great job boys. The Club wish you all the very best of luck. The club would like to congratulate our men selected for the reps on 15th December - Craig Carter Jeff Nowell Adrian Kemp and Bruce Harper Junior men - Dave Callaghan Jeff Limbrick Rob Fensom and Ivan Syme Have a good day boys. Ladies section Singles - Melva Middleton, Wendy Suttie, Di Callaghan Pairs - Maureen Sullivan and Raiona Isherwood 2 wins Triples - Ruth Smith, Wendy Blackwell

and Mary Stone The Neville Goodwin Pairs Sponsored by the Blue Pub Ski time and Last Post result of second round 1st Hugh Weir and David Callaghan; 2nd Kevin Meiklejohn and Jimmy Lattimore; 3rd Allan Smith and Wendy Carter Well done everyone and thank you to the people that turned up to play. Last round will be played Thursday 19th. Don’t forget we have our pot luck dinner and Christmas party on Saturday 14th 6pm start On Sunday 15th we have the Stuart Gordon open fours Monday16th we host the Charity Tournament. The money from this will go to our own St Johns. More players are needed please phone Wendy Blackwell 3028634 We have postponed the Lynnlee Smith until after Christmas; date to be advised. We look forward to your entry. Still heaps to get done; but hey guys don’t forget to take time out to do your Christmas shopping. As all bowlers know your loved ones at home are pretty understanding at the amount of time we are away. So don’t forget to spoil them. Have a great week.

Thursday, December 12, 2013 very interesting and exciting game Joan claimed the win. These two ladies met again which was a final , resulting in a win to Joan 21—13.  Congratulations to our Champion. Wednesday was another round of the Rowntree Competition and was played at home against G.R.E.B. (Richmond). 

The team of Shirley Taylor(s) Joan Hardy, Kath Muir and Rene Devereux unfortunately were beaten and although they played well the opposition was just that much better. A good effort. Saturday Men’s 2/4’s Travelled to Burnside and once again finished with a win and a loss.  With one round to go per-

Ashburton Guardian 21 haps we may get 2 wins? Robin Petrie(s) Tony Inwood Barry Stott and Darcy Lysaght won, Brian Lynn(s) Ray Mitchell, Syd Harrison and Ronnie Cockburn (lost.) Win or Lose —everyone trys.  Good Bowling All. TEA DUTY: December 17th—19th  Sheilagh Blyth & Surprise Me.

Allenton Outdoor Bowling Club Another week gone and closer to Christmas.   A few results to tidy up the year.  Ladies Drawn Fours  03/12  Winners:  W. Watson,  J. Smith,  M. Wallace,  M. Foggo.   Runners Up:  J. Kingsbury,  G. Beckley,  A. Reid,  R. Johnston.    05/12  M & G  Cartwright Triples:  1st.   J. Ryk,  A. Reid,  J. Vanderheide.   2nd:  F. Frewen,  S. Doig,  B. Beck,   3rd:  J. Drayton,  P. Gibson,  D. Font.  07/12  Progressive Pairs:    Skips:  1st.  Ken McLaren,  2nd.    George  Drever.    Leads:  1st.  Stephen  Doak,  2nd.  Bruce  Boothroyd.   More days of great bowls had by all again,  Well done. Now the Christmas Party!!!  What a great night we all had.   Wonderful Meal, Wonderful Service, and Wonderful Company.    All seemed to be on  a good behaviour bond as there were no incidents to report although Santa was a bit adventurous at times and was ably assisted by ‘the good fairy’.    As it was a combined sports clubs night it was great to see the attendance from all clubs.   It was pleasing to see that the clubs were all in good heart and fellowship.   Well Done JC and all your helpers.   Talk again next week, so Take Care  Cheers. LEFT: President Sandra Holdem and Good Fairy Betty Beck assisting Santa.

MSA Outdoor Bowling Club Last week Championship Singles (Ladies) attracted much interest, as all players were capable of taking out the title and therefore no one dared predict a winner.  With Rene Devereux being eliminated , Shirley Taylor  was the next to fall victim when Joan Hardy beat her, and another loss followed caused by Robyn Parkin, none   of these matches were  walkover as all players gave a fine displays.  The well matched pair of Robyn Parkin and Joan Hardy created much excitement.  Yours truly  did not see this game but it was reported that Joan got away to a flying start and left Robyn wondering what to do.  Robyn being a slow starter soon knew what to do and very quickly closed the gap which went to 27 ends with never more than one or two shots separating them.  Then after a

SPORTS DRAWS AND RESULTS

Results ■ Croquet South Canterbury Arthur Ross Handicap Tournament December 7-8 1 E Fordyce (Waireka) 2 B Wickenden (Awamoa Gardens)

■ Golf Tinwald Golf Club Women’s Results 10 December 2 B B B Lesley Glassey and Joan Undy 59; Barb Cochrane and June Steenson 60; Colleen Linney and Shona Vuctich 61 Nearest the Pin No 6: Mara Kennedy; No 12: Phyllis Smith Two’s: Phyllis Smith Nine Hole Stroke Round Nancy Costin nett 34; Val Johnston nett39 by lot from Deb Ellery

■ Tennis Canterbury Country Tennis Mid Canterbury v North Canterbury December 8 Mid Canterbury 10’s Boy’s Singles Tyler Leonard beat Ryley Eder 9-8; Ryan McNulty beat Logan Benson 9-0; Jock Rollinson beat Ollie Eder 9-3; Aiden Watt beat Nicholas Dobson 9-8. Girl’s Singles Sophie Innes lost to Rosa Davidson 4-9; Lydia Pye beat Georgia Gold 9-8; Felicity Pye lost to Neve Sewell 1-9; Amelia McKeown lost to Evie Howe 4-9. Boy’s Doubles Tyler Leonard & Ryan McNulty beat Ryley Eder & Logan Benson 9-2; Jock Rollinson &A idan Watt lost to Ollie Eder & Nicholas Dobson 4-9. Girl’s Doubles Sophie Innes & Lydia Pye beat Rosa Davidson & Georgia Gold 9-7; Felicity Pye

& Amelia McKeown lost to Neve Sewell & Evie Howe 7-9. Mixed Doubles Tyler Leonard & Sophie Innes beat Ryley Eder & Georgia Gold 9-7; Ryan McNulty & Lydia Pye beat Logan Benson & Rosa Davidson 9-2; Jock Rollinson & Felicity Pye beat Ollie Eder & Neve Sewell 9-4; Aidan Watt & Amelia McKeown lost to Nicholas Dobson & Evie Howe 7-9. Mid Canterbury beat North Canterbury 10 matches to 6 Mid Canterbury 12’s Boy’s Singles Duncan Rollinson beat Ollie Brackenridge 6-3, 6-3; Sam Bubb beat Liam Adams 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6); Jarrod Hill beat Tom Davidson 6-4, 7-5; Liam Donnelly beat Jack Riley 6-3, 6-3. Girl’s Singles Tessa McCann beat Megan Moore 6-1, 6-2; Erin Connelly-Whyte lost to Georgia Woollett 3-6, 6-2, 0-1 (9-11); Jade Brosnahan lost to Bianca Rae 6-3, 3-6, 0-1 (4-10); Isabelle Talbot beat Hayley Neil 6-3, 7-5. Men’s Doubles Duncan Rollinson & Sam Bubb beat Ollie Brackenridge & Liam Adams 6-2, 7-5; Jarrod Hill & Liam Donnelly beat Tom Davidson & Jack Riley 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (100). Women’s Doubles Tessa McCann & Erin Connelly-Whyte beat Megan Moore & Georgia Woollett 6-0, 6-3; Jade Brosnahan & Isabelle Talbot beat Bianca Rae & Hayley Neil 6-2, 7-5. Mixed Doubles Duncan Rollinson & Tessa McCann lost to Liam Adams & Megan Moore 1-9; Sam Bubb & Erin Connelly-Whyte beat Ollie Brackenridge & Georgia Woollett 9-4; Jarrod Hill & Jade Brosnahan beat Tom Davidson & Bianca Rae 9-7; Liam Donnelly & Isabelle Talbot beat Jack Riley & Hayley Neil 9-7. Mid Canterbury beat North Canterbury 13 games to 3 Mid Canterbury 14’s Boy’s Singles

James Watt beat Dean Bagrie 6-1, 6-1; Connor Brosnahan beat Luca McDonnell 6-3, 7-6 (7-4); James Wild beat Sam Kershaw 6-0, 6-1; Hamish Hood lost to Callum Moore 2-6, 5-7. Girl’s Singles Holly Wild lost to Ashleigh Ritchie 0-6, 0-6; Samantha Molloy lost to Suzie Wardine 1-6, 1-6; Penny Young lost to Shanae Vandewier 2-6, 1-6; Maisie Looij lost to Tyler Wilson 0-6, 4-6. Men’s Doubles James Watt & Connor Brosnahan beat Dean Bagrie & Sam Kershaw 6-2, 6-3; James Wild & Hamish Hood beat Luca McDonnell & Callum Moore 6-1, 6-2. Women’s Doubles Holly Wild & Samantha Molloy lost to Ashleigh Ritchie & Suzie Wardine 3-6, 0-6; Penny Young & Maisie Looij lost to Shanae Vandewier & Tyler Wilson 6-3, 3-6, 0-1 (8-10). Mixed Doubles James Watt & Penny Young beat Dean Bagrie & Ashleigh Ritchie 9-5; Connor Brosnahan & Holly Wild beat Luca McDonnell & Suzie Wardine 9-5; James Wild & Samantha Molloy lost to Sam Kershaw & Shanae Vandewier 8-9 (9-11); Hamish Hood & Maisie Looij lost to Callum Moore & Tyler Wilson 3-9. North Canterbury beat Mid Canterbury 9 matches to 7 Mid Canterbury 16’s Boy’s Singles Aidan Mitchell lost to Cameron McCracken 7-6, (7-2), 6-2; Oliver McKeown lost to Ryan McCallum 6-1, 6-0; Cannan Elvines lost to Jacob Eder 6-0, 6-0; Ryan Hampton lost to Jack Henderson 6-0, 6-2. Girl’s Singles Ashleigh Leonard beat Megan Edwards 6-2, 6-1; Stacey Hopwood beat Rose Hurley 6-1, 6-0; Christal Brosnahan beat Kate Willett 6-0, 6-1; Larissa Allan beat Christine Van Til 6-1, 6-1. Boy’s Doubles Aidan Mitchell & Oliver McKeown lost to Cameron McCracken & Ryan McCallum 6-0, 6-1; Cannan Elvines & Ryan Hamp-

ton lost to Jacob Eder & Jack Henderson 6-0, 6-2. Women’s Doubles Ashleigh Leonard & Stacey Hopwood beat Megan Edwards & Rose Hurley 6-1, 6-3; Christal Brosnahan & Larissa Allen beat Kate Willett & Christine van Til 6-0, 6-0. Mixed Doubles Aidan Mitchell & Larissa Allan lost to Cameron McCracken & Megan Edwards 6-9; Ashleigh Leonard & Ryan Hampton beat Rose Hurley & Ryan McCallum 9-1; Stacey Hopwood & Oliver McKeown beat Jacob Eder & Kate Willett 9-5; Christal Brosnahan & Cannan Elvines lost to Jack Henderson & Christine van Til 7-9. Mid Canterbury beat North Canterbury 117 games to 108.

■ Basketball NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 109, New York Knicks 94; Indiana Pacers 90, Miami Heat 84; Toronto Raptors 103, San Antonia Spurs 116; Chicago Bulls 74, Milwaukee Bucks 78; Atlanta Hawks 92, Oklahoma City Thunder 101; Brooklyn Nets 104, Boston Celtics 96; Detroit Pistons 94, minnesota Timberwolves 121; LA Lakers 108, Phoenix Suns 114.

■ Football Champions League UEFA Champions League results: Manchester United 1 (Jones 67), Shakhtar Donetsk 0; Real Sociedad 0 , Bayer Leverkusen 1 (Toprak 49); Galatasaray 0 (match abandoned in first half), Juventus 0; Kobenhavn 0, Real Madrid 2 (Modric 25, C Ronaldo 48). Olympiacos 3 (Saviola 33, 58, Dominguez 90+5 pen), Anderlecht 1 (Kljestan 39).

Draws ■ Bowls Bowls Mid Canterbury Sub Centre Charity Tournament December 16 Venue: Methven Bowling Club Start time: 12.30pm Dress Code: Mufti Players to bring small plate for shared afternoon tea, $5 per player entry fee. Teams for the day are as follows: 1.  S Holdom, W Herriott, L Manning. 2.   B Harper, G Brooker, M stone. 3.   G Taylor, W Suttie, B Gawn. 4.   B Holdom, J Dennis, J Smart. 5.   C Dennis, M Goodall, L Connell. 6.   R Thomas M Middleton, J Ryk. 7.   E Maw, G Whipp, W Breach. 8.   D Gutberlet, D Callaghan, M Reid. 9.   H Goodall, A Hill, G Body. 10. H Weir, U Crack, J Vanderhide. 11. M Anderson, A Gibbs, F McCormick 12. M Eder, A Holmes, R Callaghan. 13. G Eder, J Smith, J Thomas. 14. R Herriott, S Doig, L Allred. 15. W Blackwell, W Watson, R Johnson. 16. A Smith, J Kingsbury, L Fensom. Playing Format: Rollover Triples Match Convenor Rodger Herriott 3085686

■ Tennis Mid Canterbury Open Grade Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre December 14 A Reserve 12.15pm Allenton v Foothill Flyers; Rakaia v Hampstead Ferns; Methven v Hampstead Blue A Grade  1.30pm Hinds v Tinwald ;  Allenton v Dorie; Hampstead  bye.


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■ MID CANTERBURY GOLFERS

Tough competition for Aorangi women BY JONATHAN LEASK

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The Aorangi women have been shot down by four of the big guns at the women’s National Interprovincial Golf Championships at the Murawi Golf Club in Auckland. After four rounds Aorangi, featuring Ashburton’s Nicole Nathan, Sharon Bradford and Pauline Bell, are without a win

after playing three title contenders in their division. On the opening day Aorangi was beaten 1-4 by hosts and 2010 champions North Harbour, with Sharon Bradford winning her match-up. Aorangi then suffered a 0-5 loss to two-time defending champions Auckland, who have won 21 titles including three of the past four years, and are the

favourites to take out a third straight title remaining unbeaten after four rounds. Aorangi’s tough run continued yesterday when they met Waikato and went down 0.5-4.5 with Bradford finishing up all square. For the second time in two days they lost their afternoon match 0-5 with big brothers Canterbury, featuring former

Aorangi rep Catherine Bell, outclassing their southern neighbours. Bell beat Geraldine’s Ginny Bolderston 4/3, adding to her win against Southland but she lost her match in their win over North Harbour. Aorangi meets Northland and Southland today, who have also struggled to date with Northland beating Waikato 3-2 but

losing to Southland 1-4, before a bye on Friday, with the top four to meet in semi-finals on Saturday, with finals that afternoon. The girls from Auckland are keeping their eyes on Wellington who have been similarly dominant in their opening three matches on the other side of the draw before a shock 1-4 loss to Hawkes Bay in round four to see Bay of Plenty top division two.

■ FIGHT FOR LIFE BOXING CLASH

Cameron gets close and personal with opponent Shane Cameron’s upcoming fight against Brian Minto could break his career, so to spend the weeks leading up to Saturday’s clash in the company of the American has been, as he says, “interesting”. As the headline bout for the Fight for Life event at Waitakere’s Trusts Stadium, the promoters have sent the pair and their trainers to most parts of New Zealand in order to build the hype. One of Sun Tsu’s

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teachings in The Art of War was to know your enemy, but to many this would have been too close for comfort. “It’s something that I haven’t experienced before, travelling with my opponent,” Cameron said. “We try to keep everything as separate as we can. We have to fly on the same plane together; we have our dinner on one table here and they have their dinner on one table there and we get in separate cars ... you get times

when you are standing there and Brian is standing there as well and you end up just having a chat anyway, just talking about everyday stuff because you’re both human beings. “You do get to know one another just slightly but I know when the first bell comes there’s going to be fireworks straight away.” Minto, a tough and experienced 38-year-old heavyweight from Pennsylvania, was simi-

larly relaxed about the arrangement. “We’re not trying to intimidate each other, it’s business. As he said, once the bell rings, that’s when the action starts. “We’ve got a lot in common, both being family men ... we’re just trying to be professional about it.” This is an important fight for Cameron, his first for 12 months since his disappointing defeat to Australian Danny Green as a cruiserweight. Victory would

re-establish himself in the heavyweight ranks; defeat would leave his career in limbo. Cameron said there were no mental issues to contend with in terms of his inactivity, but conceded he has come a long way since beginning sparring about eight weeks ago. “The first two weeks were really rusty for me, I took punches I shouldn’t have taken, but once I got the rust out I started to find my groove again.” - APNZ

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5 x920P Keeping The Dream (4) fr G O’ ............ Reilly 6 11x91 Kincaslough (U1) fr ............................J Dunn 7 84665 Pammys Boy (1) 10.................... M Edmonds 8 16389 Tart N Tights (2) 10 ........................B Orange 9 01682 Astral Traveller (3) 10 .......................... A Butt 10 x4778 Vacanza (U1) 10 ............................. B Hutton 11 x6D32 Dixie Commando (1) 20 .....J Geddes 12 2D101 Regal Petite (U1) 20 ................... S Ottley (J) 13 77936 Donaldson (1) 30 ........................ R Close (J) 8 9.05pm SPECTATORS BAR OPEN TILL LATE MOBILE PACE $7000, 3yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 1950m 1 93205 Leading The Way (1) fr..................K Hadfield 2 55545 Bhappy (2) fr ................................. R Jenkins 3 72096 Sunset Franco (3) fr ................. C D Thornley 4 37 Vice Consul (4) fr ....................N Rasmussen 5 045 Applause (5) fr .................................... B Butt 6 7 Midnight Prowler (6) fr...............S Thompson 7 8029x Johnny Vegas (7) fr .........................T Chmiel 8 5 Billies A Star (8) fr ....................B Thomas (J) 9 40x03 Florin (9) fr ........................................ D Dunn 10 44643 Crimson Glory (21) fr ...................T McMillan 11 740x9 Ares (22) fr .................................... S McNally 12 86x28 Geisha Girl (23) fr .............................J Curtin 13 x4564 Smooth Lynda (24) fr .................... R Holmes 14 98x02 Simply Susational (U1) fr ....................R May - APNZ Pacifiers on : Keeping The Dream (R7)

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NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club’s meeting at Addington Raceway, December 12. Meeting number: 8. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8. Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8. 1 5.55pm (NZT) LAMB & HAYWARD MOBILE PACE $7000, 3yo+ c1 mob. pace, mobile, 1950m 1 x8806 Fortunately (1) fr ........................A Tomlinson 2 148 Boltmaro (2) fr ...................................J Curtin 3 0x021 Proven R (3) fr .............................. S McNally 4 27x80 Elbeau (4) fr ........................................R May 5 4787x Vienna Eyre (5) fr............................T Chmiel 6 95608 Lockey (6) fr ............................... C McDowell 7 310 Mr Franklin (7) fr ................................. A Butt 8 0347P Batini (8) fr .........................................J Dunn 9 60600 Machie Mach (9) fr 10 32126 Dark Side (21) fr ............................... D Dunn 11 35448 Handlebar Hank (22) fr ..................... J Keast 12 1x621 Jango Fett (23) fr ............................K Larsen 13 9x315 Onedin Emerald (24) fr ...................H Hunter 14 153x4 Ready For Takeoff (25) fr ...............B Orange 15 81387 Shards Assassin (26) fr ........... C D Thornley 16 56063 Call Me Danny (27) fr G O’................... Reilly Emergencies: Vienna Eyre, Machie Mach 2 6.25pm NICOWEAR MOBILE PACE $7000, 3yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 1950m 1 66450 Spriggs Bromac (1) fr...................... K Barron

M9 Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club’s meeting at Addington Raceway, December 12. NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12. 1 12.10pm (NZT) SUPER PETS STAKES C4, 520m 1 86773 Indi’s Grace 30.20 ........................... M Grant 2 76567 Embee Dee nwtd ......................J McInerney 3 51684 Mega Girl 30.55 ............................R Adcock 4 66773 Homebush Iris 30.66 .................J McInerney 5 6348F Celestrial Magic 30.27 J & ..............D Fahey 6 36156 Botany Kevin 30.56 ...................J McInerney 7 45473 Take A Trick 30.62 .............................M Flipp 8 83326 Cawbourne Witch nwtd ................C Roberts 9 37875 Tepirita Rita nwtd B &....................... T Shaw 10 18788 Waimak Dave 30.88 ..................J McInerney 2 12.33pm (NZT) SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT C5, 295m 1 74137 Know Thought 17.10 ......................G Cleeve 2 77347 Pick The Tip 17.11 .......................... D Voyce 3 61635 Mr. Whippy 17.17 W & ....................... Nissen 4 31F85 Wandy Boiler 17.33 ........................G Cleeve 5 13211 Sozin’s Comet 16.94 .................J McInerney 6 38354 Sosan 17.43 .................................C Roberts 7 15622 Sting Me 17.12 ................................ M Grant 8 44116 Mer De Noms 17.32 ..................R Blackburn 9 71358 Cool Bear 17.24 .............................. M Grant 10 66345 Know Lies 17.37 ............................G Cleeve

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Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway 3 12.52pm (NZT) THURSDAY PLACE PICK STAKES C3, 520m 1 11246 Game Girl 30.58............................R Adcock 2 62352 Red Typhoon 30.56 ......................... M Grant 3 32533 Banbit 30.57 B & .............................. T Shaw 4 66511 Laudable 30.64 .............................R Adcock 5 33644 Ohoka Frenchi 30.69.................... L Waretini 6 22114 Beadman 30.63.................................J Dunn 7 25251 Bob’s Eye 30.69 ........................J McInerney 8 15313 Air Flow 30.75 ........................... M Robinson 9 15564 Pseudonym 30.52 .....................R Blackburn 10 77F67 Black Emily 30.16 L & ........................ Wales 4 1.09pm (NZT) RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ SPRINT C3, 295m 1 51241 Rusty Knife 17.32 W & ...................... Nissen 2 578x8 Flip The Dice 17.23 .................. A Botherway 3 76652 Bit Piccadilly 17.34 H & .......................Taylor 4 32858 Claremont Pizzaz 17.34 ................R Adcock 5 11166 Star Dreamer 17.34 C & .................... Fagan 6 14122 Keramus 17.31 ...............................G Cleeve 7 61338 Voreda 17.39 ............................. M Robinson 8 11161 Fireman’s Legacy 17.34 ....................J Dunn 9 32483 Business Plan nwtd...................R Blackburn 10 15472 Blonde Tori 17.47 ...................... A Bradshaw 5 1.28pm (NZT) CHRIS & LISA EARL SPRINT C4, 295m 1 25473 Cawbourne Chief 17.39 .................. M Grant

2 32253 Hetfield 17.36 ...............................C Roberts 3 62226 Hot Mango 17.26 ..........................R Adcock 4 13221 Know Charity 17.40........................G Cleeve 5 17713 Emily Patrick 17.55 ....................D Stapleton 6 22316 Jumpin’ Julia 17.30....................J McInerney 7 87585 Marmalade Skies 17.43 ....................J Dunn 8 78656 Elki 17.31 .................................Matt Roberts 9 13873 Gitcha Easy 17.25 W & ..................... Nissen 10 77662 Botany Prancer 17.54 ...............J McInerney 6 1.47pm (NZT) CAROL’S TAB STAKES C4, 520m 1 37175 Botany Seaton 30.51 ................J McInerney 2 27525 Validation 30.62 ...........................C Roberts 3 52868 Starburst Clemmy 30.86 ................. M Grant 4 32267 Speedy Kazza 30.46 .................J McInerney 5 12371 Opawa Stretch 30.33 J & ................D Fahey 6 36645 Rodriguez 30.74..................................A Lee 7 76137 Criniti’s nwtd ......................................J Dunn 8 64177 Chevy Chevelle 30.68 H & ..................Taylor 9 37875 Tepirita Rita nwtd B &....................... T Shaw 10 18788 Waimak Dave 30.88 ..................J McInerney 7 2.04pm I PAVE CONCRETE DASH C3, 295m 1 33413 Sheza Gamble 17.38 W &................. Nissen 2 17778 Maximum Jewel nwtd S & ...............B Evans 3 x1121 My Foolish Heart 17.52 H & ................Taylor 4 1778x Avec Lamour 17.58 ................... A Bradshaw 5 53355 Excuse Please 17.35 .................. J McMillan 6 266x1 Jed Norton 17.36 ...........................G Cleeve 7 35258 Mr. Big Stuff 17.37 M & .....................Jopson 8 68112 Kin Nikki 17.26 ............................. L Waretini

11845 Know Pride 17.26...........................G Cleeve 53816 Isabelle Domain 17.21 ..............J McInerney 45514 Ramrada 17.21 ............................C Roberts 11811 Dixie Lee 16.91 .........................R Blackburn 23383 Roqette 17.10 ..............................C Roberts 71358 Cool Bear 17.24 .............................. M Grant 78841 Two Ways 17.30 B & ........................ T Shaw 11 3.15pm BARRON’S SUPPLIES STAKES C5, 520m 1 11826 Flying Moe 30.56 B &....................... T Shaw 2 13427 Cawbourne Philip 30.34 ............J McInerney 3 32452 Know Class 30.12 ..........................G Cleeve 4 44124 Stolen Money 30.24 .......................G Cleeve 5 52114 Know Attempt 30.20.......................G Cleeve 6 86413 Wild Grove 30.41 .........................C Roberts 7 13631 Raw Energy 29.89 ....................J McInerney 8 52416 Charlie’s Choice 30.45 ..................R Adcock 9 54581 Not A Know 30.33 ........................A Waretini 10 77633 Russell Hart 30.22 ....................J McInerney 12 3.33pm SPEIGHT’S DASH C4, 295m 1 15667 Homebush Edith 17.21 .............J McInerney 2 28144 Turbo Tundra 17.57 ......................... M Grant 3 23682 Cawbourne Dasher 17.19 W & ......... Nissen 4 26425 Know Wisdom 17.36 ......................G Cleeve 5 145F3 Hustler Ambition 17.31....... Melissa Roberts 6 27414 Georgie Wong 17.16 ......................... J Rush 7 27312 Ketut 17.46 ...................................C Roberts 8 43537 Dillmanstown 17.43...........................J Dunn 9 42846 Dyna Groll nwtd .........................D Stapleton 10 36428 Will Excite 17.36 .......................... L Waretini


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Juniors work on technique Ethan Gilmour, 10, (left) launches into a fine leap at the long jump pit at the Ashburton Junior Athletics club meeting at the Ashburton Domain Oval last night. The juniors have been heading along to the domain since October where the athletes, from seven to 14 years, compete in three events each week, rotating around the various event stations. The under 10s have six while the 10s and above have nine different events.

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Battle of the cricketing minnows W ith last week’s big awards night, and the extra interest with our own Mid Canterbury skipper deservedly picking up one of the major gongs, the end of a glorious rugby season, on so many levels, has finally rolled around. Except, of course, for all the sevens players, local and international, still running around doing their thing. And the Super rugby players, who are well into their pre-season stuff . . . But for most people of a regular sporting persuasion, cricket has taken over as the main focus, and the test season is well and truly upon us. The biggest action is over the ditch of course, with the Poms and the Aussies engaged in a tough, ferocious, no-holds-barred contest, and that’s just the verbals. The actual cricketing action itself is quite remarkable. Pretty much the same groups of players who have battled it out the last couple of seasons,

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with the England team clearly the dominant side, have clashed again, this time on Aussie soil, and somehow the home side has turned it all around, raining down complete annihilation on their visitors in the two tests played so far. How have the Poms lost the plot so completely? Right from the top, Alistair Cook who scored a million runs over the past two season, can’t buy a run, and the rest of his players seem to be following his lead. Conversely, the Aussies have re-discovered their mojo, and with Mitchell Johnson in scintillating form, and perhaps more importantly everybody taking their catches in the field (some of

them simply superb), it looks like the English will have to do some serious rain-dancing to avoid the dreaded 5-0 whitewash. Our own representatives in white are taking on the oncemighty West Indians, but the days of Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding, Joel Garner and Colin Croft are long gone, and, sort of like us, the Windies are a long, long way from the top of the international rankings. No more of the constant, terrifying, neck-height thunderbolts that once had Jeremy Coney, an accomplished batsman, literally using his handkerchief as a white flag a few years back. In the first test the Black Caps scored a highly-impressive 609 for 9 declared, and it was surely the best chance ‘new’ skipper Brendon McCullum had to open his winning account, after ten attempts. The New Zealand bowlers were up to the task in the Windies’ first innings, knocking them over for 213, and McCullum’s first victory seemed a mere formality.

Enter Darren Bravo, intent on joining such famous names as Dennis Amiss, Ricky Ponting, Hanif Mohammad, George Headley and Andy Flower (you can even add Alastair Cook to the list) as high quality batsman who embellished their careers with a big second innings ‘save’ for their respective countries, most involving double centuries. Bravo held out an increasingly tiring Black Caps attack, and quite incredibly, on the last day Shane Shillingford actually gave the Windies a sniff of victory by snaring four quick wickets. It was a game New Zealand most definitely should have won - the problem was something the Aussies have sorted out under new coach Darren Lehmann catching. For a long time now we’ve been told that our best attribute is our fielding. At the moment, with Ross Taylor shining with the bat and the bowlers getting it right, that’s the reason we’re languishing near the bottom of the heap.

Russell Coutts has hinted it is likely a nationality clause will be reintroduced for the next America’s Cup. Now the dust has settled on the 34th Cup match in San Francisco this year, discussions are well underway between Oracle Racing and challenger of record Team Australia, representing the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, over what shape the next event will take. And it appears there is a lot of support for stronger nationality rules in the next event. The nationality clause was abolished following Team New Zealand’s successful Cup defence in 2000, which paved the way for Coutts to link up with Swiss syndicate Alinghi, headed by billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli. - AAP

Tough ask Raja Casablanca remain strong favourites to oust Auckland City at the first hurdle of the Fifa Club World Cup in Morocco, despite sacking coach Mohamed Fakhir last week. New boss Faouzi Benzarti has had a short amount of time with the Moroccan champions, but hardly enough to make fundamental changes to a team that has slumped to sixth in their national league. Ahead of the clash in Agadir tomorrow, defender Mohamed Oulhaj said anything but victory would be a huge disappointment for the Moroccan people “who are fed up with defeats”. “We have our hearts set on overcoming this first hurdle.” Despite Raja’s controversies on and off the park, Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx believed the home side held all the aces.

Batsmen scared? Australian opener Chris Rogers won’t go as far as saying England’s batsmen look scared. “Maybe it is there,” Rogers said on Wednesday. “I can’t tell. But at the moment it seems to be working for us.” The contrast couldn’t be greater between the two teams with Australia going into Friday’s third Test at the bouncy WACA Ground in Perth with a two-nil lead and seemingly on the brink of regaining the Ashes. Mitchell Johnson has claimed 17 wickets in two Tests at speeds of over 150 km/h and Aussie bowling coach Craig McDermott says the left-armer can get quicker. “Fear factor makes a big difference,” says Rogers, a Victoria batsman who played 10 summers with the Warriors at the WACA. - AAP

Saville closer to Open Former Wimbledon boys winner Luke Saville is a step closer to joining a star-studded Australian Open field after winning his wildcard play-off quarter final. Saville followed up a first round five-set slog with a straight forward win over 16-year-old Akira Santillan. Santillan, who upset second seed Matt Reid in the first round, failed to break Saville over three sets, losing 6-4 6-4 6-2. Organisers confirmed the men’s and women’s winners of the wildcard play-offs would be joining fields with all bar one the world’s top 100 players. The suspended Viktor Troicki is the only man slated to be missing at Melbourne Park next month. - AAP


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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) Any emotional responses that are triggered today are simply messages that need to be paid attention to, without creating challenges where there are none. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) While you can usually get away with Mars’ frenetic pace during the 6 weeks he normally spends here, you’re never going to keep that pace up for 8 months. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Pay close attention to any situations today where you’re put in a situation where you have a choice to remain a team player or do what you want to do. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) Any work/life balance tensions are brought to a head today, with home and family matters having just become a lot more important. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) There will be times when you do put your foot in it and times when you should have spoken up and you end up regretting that you didn’t. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) Any financial tension you’re experiencing will come with a bright silver lining, even though it’s likely to be whipping up some strong emotional responses. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Avoid over reacting to any personal and/or relationship tensions brought to a head today, while at the same time refuse to stick your head in the sand. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Work tension isn’t a sign that something is wrong, but it will reveal a valuable message that you need to pay attention to. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Putting on your social butterfly wings will be the perfect antidote after some busy professional months, but on your terms. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) This is an important time for home and family matters, with the door still open to second chances and/or for making up for lost time. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) On the personal and professional fronts and especially when networking is so important having communication lines open is essential. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) There is nothing that Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos likes more than a bit of pressure, using it to fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit.

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Guardian

Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

McMILLAN, Donald Hugh – Aged 86 years. Passed away after a courageous battle on December 11, 2013. Only son of the late Lesley and Doris McMillan. Loving husband of Peggy (nee Austin); Much loved father and father in law to Chris and Kirsty (Invercargill), Debbie and Jock Albright (USA), Jo and Dave Peacock (Ashburton), and Ross (Wanaka). Treasured granddad to Simon and Peta, Katie and Charlie, Nicole, Michelle and Amy, great granddad to Jack. A service for Don will be held in Campbell and Sons Chapel, 95 Gordon Road, Mosgiel on MONDAY, December 16 at 11.00am followed by a private cremation. Messages to 37 Parklands Avenue, Chatsford Village, Mosgiel 9024. Campbell and Sons FDANZ. Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

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SATURDAY

Fine apart from a few showers near the divide. Northwesterlies.

MONDAY

World Weather

Name: .....................................................................................

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

SUNDAY

Mainly fine, but rain at times near the divide. Strengthening northwesterlies.

A few showers with a brief southwest change.

Adelaide Amsterdam Bangkok Berlin Brisbane Cairns Cairo Calcutta Canberra Colombo Darwin Dubai Dublin Edinburgh Frankfurt

FZL: Lowering to 2700m

Fine apart from isolated showers near the divide. Wind at 1000m: NW dying out. Wind at 2000m: Strong NW abating.

Fine with high cloud at times. Winds may turn northwest.

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Fine apart from areas of early cloud. Light winds.

Mainly fine with northeasterlies.

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Cloud thickening, brief rain during the afternoon and evening. Northeasterlies.

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mainly fine

Nelson

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Thursday, 12 December 2013

A trough over the South Island weakens as it moves onto the North Island tomorrow, followed by a weak ridge over the South Island. The ridge moves northwards to the west of New Zealand over the weekend, leaving a shallow trough over much of the country.

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers

Canterbury Plains

You are warmly invited to share this special time with us!

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

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Registration for the

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 23.3 23.6 Max to 4pm 13.3 Minimum 12.3 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.2 16hr to 4pm December to date 5.4 Avg Dec to date 21 2013 to date 763.6 658 Avg year to date Wind km/h E 19 At 4pm Strongest gust SE 28 Time of gust 3:23pm

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Television Thursday, December 12, 2013

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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather and information. 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 11am Coach Trip PGR 0 11:30 Infomercials Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale Charity checks Debbie’s okay; Paddy’s apologetic; Diane and Andy are unimpressed. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me 3 2pm May The Best House Win 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Carey Mulligan. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Coronation Street PGR Jason feels betrayed; Tommy rescues Tina; and Julie is surprised. 0 8:30 F Anh Does Vietnam 0 9:30 Gavin and Stacey PGR 3 0 10:05 Auckland Daze AO 10:35 One News Tonight 0

11:05 Tagata Pasifika 11:40 24 Hours In A&E AO 3 12:40 Jack Of All Trades 3 1:10 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

CHOICE TV

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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 0 6:55 The Amazing World Of Gumball 0 7:20 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Omniverse 0 8:15 Franklin 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 F Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 The Celebrity Apprentice PGR 2:30 Bethenny 3:30 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 The Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 4:05 Life With Boys 3 0 4:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm N Ten 7 Summer PGR A look back at some of the biggest cases and best moments from Police Ten 7. 0 7:30 RBT PGR 0 8pm Airline USA – On the Fly PGR 0 8:30 Embarrassing Bodies AO 0 9:30 F Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners PGR 0 10:30 Nikita AO 0 11:30 Neighbours At War PGR 3 0 Midnight Rookie Blue AO 3 0 1am Code – 1 3 0 1:30 Infomercials 2:30 Rizzoli And Isles AO 3 0 3:15 Pretty Little Liars 3 0 4:05 Anderson Live PGR 3 5am Infomercials

TV THREE

FOUR

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Tricky Business PGR 3 A credit-card fraud leads Kate into the world of male escorts; a missing person case reminds Rick of the lengths to which people will go for love. 0 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR 3 2:30 Rachael Ray 3 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show Interviews with actors Johnny Knoxville and Rico Rodriguez; backstage with country-music star Jason Aldean. 4:30 Big Brother Australia 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live A daily look at issues touching the lives of New Zealanders. 7:30 The X Factor USA PGR The top seven acts perform in front of the judges and a live audience. 9:30 Project Runway – All Stars PGR The final three designers must produce their signature lines for a red-carpet VIP show. 10:25 Nightline 11:05 CSI AO 3 The CSIs investigate when Dr Robbins’s wife discovers a naked dead man in their master bedroom. 0 12:05 CSI AO 3 1am Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

PRIME

SKY SPORT 1

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 7am Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 7:30 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 7:55 Planet Sheen 3 8:20 Chuggington 3 8:30 Care Bears 3 8:55 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 9:05 Bob The Builder 3 9:15 Thomas And Friends 3 9:25 Peppa Pig 3 9:35 Wonder Pets 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Pingu 3 3:05 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 3:15 Lalaloopsy 3:35 Max Steel 4:05 Oh No! It’s An Alien Invasion 3 4:30 Four Live 6pm Sabrina – The Teenage Witch 3 0 6:30 Everybody Hates Chris 3 7pm Just Shoot Me! PGR Maya pretends to be Elliott’s wife to help him get a new apartment. 0 7:30 Robot Combat League PGR Commander v Scorpio; Brimstone v Thunder Skull. 8:30 bro’Town PGR 3 0 9pm South Park AO 3 9:30 Californication AO 3 0 10:40 Life Unexpected PGR 3

6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 1:55 F A Gypsy Life For Me PGR 3 As the finalists wait backstage, there is infighting among the judges. 2:55 Junior Bakeoff Britain’s youngest bakers must impress Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood by baking the perfect Swiss roll in the technical challenge. 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Restoration Home Calverton Manor comes with its very own legend involving a rich widow, the local butcher, pots of gold and murder. 8:30 Death in Paradise PGR 9:35 Reign AO 10:35 Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day Two.

6am Motorsport – Toyota 86 Championships (Highlights) 6:30 The Dirt 7am Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) Northwestern Mutual World Challenge – Round Four. 8am Cricket – International 10am L Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day Two. Coverage of the morning session from the Basin Reserve in Wellington. 12:35 The Crowd Goes Wild 1:05 L Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day Two. Coverage of the afternoon session from the Basin Reserve in Wellington. 6pm Cricket – International (Highlights) 6:30 L Hockey – Junior Hockey World Cup Nedtherlands v New Zealand. 8:05 Arena Access A show that highlights upcoming pay-per-view events in boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts. 8:30 Fight Night One Fighting Championship – Banario v Oishi. 10:30 L Fight Night Paulie Malignaggi v Zab Judah.

11:35 Entertainment Tonight Midnight Infomercials

11:05 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:05 Home Shopping 1:35 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2:05 Home Shopping

12:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 1am Fight Night (Replay) One Fighting Championship – Banario v Oishi. 2:30 Sky Sport – What’s On 3am Rugby Sevens – Central Qualifiers (Highlights) 4:30 Rugby – IRB Sevens World Series (Highlights) Day Two.

MAORI TV

6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 7am The Hook And The Cook 7:30 Candice Tells All 8am Bondi Vet 8:30 Home By Novogratz 9am Food Safari 9:30 Bath Crashers 10am The Cook And The Chef 10:30 Candice Tells All 11am American Restoration 11:30 Auto Speed Noon Celebrity DIY 12:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:15 Ray Mears’ Wild Foods 3:30 Home By Novogratz 4pm James And Thom’s Pizza Pilgrimage 4:30 Turkish Delights With Allegra McEvedy. 5pm Carter Can 5:30 Dream Build Compilation 6pm Bondi Vet 6:30 Yard Crashers 7pm Pawnbrokers 7:30 Tales From River Cottage 8:05 Maggie Beer’s Christmas 8:30 Rachel Allen Christmas Special 9pm Cheese Slices 9:55 My Kitchen Christmas 10:30 The Strange Calls AO 11pm Pawnbrokers 11:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British

FRIDAY

TV TWO

12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Home By Novogratz 1:30 The Strange Calls AO 2am James And Thom’s Pizza Pilgrimage 2:30 Turkish Delights With Allegra McEvedy. 3am Carter Can 3:30 Dream Build Compilation 4am Bondi Vet 4:30 Yard Crashers 5am Dream Jobs 5:30 My Kitchen Christmas Special

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

THE BOX 6am CSI – Miami MV 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 The Pretender PG 8:55 CSI – New York MV 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 NCIS MV 12:15 Criminal Intent MV 1:05 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 1:30 CSI – New York M 2:20 CSI – Miami MVLS 3:10 The Pretender PG 4pm Pawn Stars PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Numb3rs MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 Pawn Stars PG 7pm The Simpsons PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 Hemlock Grove 18VLSC 9:30 Banshee 18VLSC 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV

FRIDAY

12:30 Hemlock Grove 18VLSC 1:20 Banshee 18VLSC 2:15 The Pretender PG 3:05 Law And Order MV 3:55 CSI – Miami MV 4:45 The Pretender PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 F Survive Aotearoa PGR Barrie and Chris team up with Glen Osborne and Matua Parkinson in a chase-and-evade race. 8:30 Greatest Sports’ Stories Of Our Time – Straight Outta LA AO 9:30 Hunting Aotearoa AO 3 10pm Hunting Aotearoa AO 3 10:30 Whakaratonga Iwi 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

DISCOVERY

9:30pm on TV3

MOVIES PREMIERE

6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Dirty Jobs Down Under PG Outback Treasure Hunter. 7:30 Man v Wild PG Alaska. 8:30 Gold Rush PG In the Black. 9:30 Mythbusters PG Antacid Jail Break. 10:30 Ben Earl – Trick Artist PG 11:30 Bear Grylls – Escape From Hell PG Canyons. 12:30 Nightmare Next Door M Devil in the Desert. 1:30 Weed Country PG Welcome to the Garden. 2:30 The Unexplained Files PG 3:30 Dirty Jobs Down Under PG Lost in Aboriginal Land. 4:30 Gold Rush PG Frozen Out. 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Ben Earl – Trick Artist PG 7:30 Blood And Oil PG 8:30 Yukon Men PG 9:30 Amish Mafia PG 10:30 Auction Hunters PG 11pm Who The (Bleep) … M 11:30 Evil, I M

FRIDAY

Project Runway – All Stars

Midnight Disappeared M 1am Auction Hunters PG 1:30 Blood And Oil PG 2:30 Yukon Men PG 3:30 Dirty Jobs PG 4:30 Brew Masters PG 5:30 Time Warp PG

Restoration Home 7:30pm on Prime

MOVIES GREATS

6:10 Turn The Beat Around PGL 2010 Drama. Romina D’Ugo, David Giuntoli. 7:40 The Making Of Prometheus MV 8am A Thousand Words ML 2012 Comedy. Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis. 9:35 To The Mat PGV 2011 Comedy. Ricky Schroder. 11:10 The Sitter 16VLS 2011 Comedy. Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor. 12:35 Turn The Beat Around PGL 2010 Drama. Romina D’Ugo, David Giuntoli. 2:05 A Thousand Words ML 2012 Comedy. Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis. 3:40 To The Mat PGV 2011 Comedy. Ricky Schroder. 5:15 The Devil Inside 16VL 2012 Horror. Fernanda Andrade. 6:40 Contraband 16VL 2012 Action. Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi. 8:30 Argo MVL 2012 Drama. 10:30 Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter 16V 2012 Action.

6am Directors – Michael Apted PG Documentary. 6:30 My Cousin Vinny PGL 1992 Comedy. Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei. 8:30 Inside Story – The Santa Clause PG Documentary. 10am While You Were Sleeping PGL 1995 Romantic Comedy. Bill Pullman, Sandra Bullock. 11:45 High Crimes MV 2002 Thriller. Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd. 1:40 My Cousin Vinny PGL 1992 Comedy. Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei. 3:40 The Wrestler 16VLS 2008 Drama. Mickey Rourke. 5:30 The Lord Of The Rings – The Fellowship Of The Ring PGV 2001 Fantasy. Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom. 8:30 The Yards M 2000 Crime. 10:35 The Fugitive MV 1993 Action.

12:15 The Task 18V 2011 Horror. 1:50 The Making Of Snow White And The Huntsman MV 2:15 The Devil Inside 16VL 2012 Horror. 3:40 Contraband 16VL 2012 Action. 5:30 Argo MVL 2012 Drama.

12:45 The Wrestler 16VLS 2008 Drama. 2:35 The Lord Of The Rings – The Fellowship Of The Ring PGV 2001 Fantasy. 5:30 The Fugitive MV 1993 Action.

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New Zealand’s Ross Taylor walks off for 129 yesterday against West Indies. PHOTO AP

Taylor carries Black Caps on day one BY DANIEL RICHARDSON Ross Taylor looks like he is going to have one heck of a home summer of cricket. The New Zealand No 4 carved out an impressive century on day one of the second test against the West Indies in Wellington yesterday, which followed his unbeaten 217 in the first test in Dunedin last week. So often known for his swashbuckling play, his previously favoured slog-sweep over midwicket has barely been sighted in the first two tests. His disciplined approach is paying off and yesterday’s cen-

tury was the 10th of his career - the fourth-most by a New Zealander in tests - and he looks like a player who is in control of his game. Taylor’s century yesterday marked the first time a Kiwi batsman had followed a double hundred with another ton, and it was brought up with a push to mid-off for a single from the bowling of Narsingh Deonarine in the 80th over of the day. He was eventually sent on his way just before the end of the day’s play for 129 when he was caught in the deep by Shane Shillingford from the bowling of Shannon Gabriel (1-65).

New Zealand closed day one on 307-6 with Tim Southee unbeaten at the crease on nine and BJ Watling at the other end on eight. Taylor, who passed 4000 career runs during his innings, watched his batting partners come and go all day as Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum and Corey Anderson all registered promising starts but couldn’t kick on. Williamson played away from his body as he tried to punch a ball through the covers after lunch and got a healthy edge to the slip cordon to be sent on his way for 45, while McCullum fell

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to a soft dismissal as he chipped a ball to mid-wicket from the bowling of Deonarine (1-39) for 37 shortly after the tea break. Anderson came and went following McCullum’s departure and made an entertaining 38 before he was caught in close from the spin bowling of Shillingford (1-59). All three Kiwi batsmen who made starts enjoyed a halfcentury stand with Taylor but couldn’t knuckle down to join the former skipper for long enough to put New Zealand in a position to make a monster first innings total like they did in Dunedin last week.

Earlier in the day, New Zealand were in a spot of bother at 24-2 following the early removal of openers Peter Fulton (six) and Hamish Rutherford (11). With the green Basin Reserve wicket doing a little bit early on, West Indies’ seamers Darren Sammy (1-65) and Tino Best (2-66) accounted for an opener each, and could have done more damage when Taylor was dropped before he got off the mark. West Indies’ skipper Sammy won the toss and put New Zealand in to bat. His opposite McCullum said he would also have bowled first. - APNZ

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