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‘Junior’ florist takes out top award at Ellerslie By Sue Newman Ashburton florist Nicole Hazlehurst is at the top of her game and she’s only 19. At this year’s Ellerslie Flower Show she not only took out the junior young apprentice of the year title but also beat florists with

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LEFT: New Zealand’s number one young florist, Nicole Hazlehurst, flying the flag for Ashburton at the Ellerslie Flower Show.

decades more experience to win the show’s supreme award against all-comers. Yesterday an excited Nicole was still coming to terms with her big win and said it had capped off a year that just kept getting better. At last year’s show she came second in the young apprentice award and later in the year secured a place in the New Zealand team to compete in the International World Skills competition in Germany in July. After competing last year, Nicole said she believed she was going

into the event better prepared, but that preparation went out the window once competitors were given the competition programme. “I had a few things I wanted to do in Germany that I thought I’d do but everything was different this year so I didn’t get that opportunity. It was a completely different scenario but last year’s experience definitely helped.” Competitors were given 14 individual challenges as well as a floral shop and letterbox design. Nicole won five of these – corporate

arrangement, wreath for a funeral, mixed media, surprise box and hand-tied bouquet. “There was quite a mixture, and it was a real challenge, a real test of our skills,” she said. Over the four days of competition, the florists were watched and marked by a team of judges, but no progress results were given. That meant finding she had taken both titles came as a huge surprise, Nicole said. “I liked most of the stuff I brought out so there was always hope but

Local straw to rescue drought-hit NI farmers By Michelle Nelson and APNZ Mid Canterbury straw is already on the way to feed stock in drought stricken areas of the North Island, as trucks carrying store lambs and dairy cattle head south. Drought was declared last week in Northland, South Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Coromandel and Hawke’s Bay, while Manawatu and Rangitikei look set to be the next regions to seek Government assistance. Yesterday Federated Farmers met to discuss how best to assist their northern counterparts in what climate scientists are calling the worst drought in 70 years. Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers Grain & Seed chairman David Clark said high quality straw would be available until the end of the harvest, but a bottleneck in transport options was a sticking point. “We are working through the logistics to provide additional capacity to move feed to drought-stricken areas of the central north island,” Mr Clark said. He said time was of the essence and traditional methods of backloading trucks would not suffice, given the quantity of straw required, and rail and sea options were also being considered. In Mid Canterbury crop residue is usually burnt or chopped to clear paddocks for replanting, and the message that it was needed as stock feed has been slow to reach local farmers, according to Mr Clark. “A real concern to us is that farmers have got the message that feed is not required and that it is worthless,” Mr Clark said. “The price offered to local farmers is a serious disconnect; the product must be available in a timely manner and at a fair price – fair to everyone involved – to avoid a monopoly in the market. “Federated Farmers is working to facilitate the commercial movement of product – but it is not being done at a discounted rate. “This is not a charity emergency drive, we are working to help North Island farmers in their hour of need; it is about farmers helping farmers.” Mr Clark said the quantity of stock feed shipped north would be the largest inter-island transfer since the North Island stepped in

the world skills event later in the year. “The training I’m doing for Germany really helped at Ellerslie, particularly in things such as timing and it was good to be working in a competitive environment ahead of the skills event.” She might be a national champ, but today Nicole is happy to be back at work at Flowers and Balloons in Ashburton and coming up with ways to raise the $30,000 she needs to compete in July’s world skills event.

Sharp Blacks a cut above tri-nations competition By Sue Newman If Paddy Kennedy is grinning from ear-to-ear, it’s because he’s just whipped the Aussies and the Poms on the butchers’ block. As a member of the six-man Wedderburn Sharp Blacks team, Mr Kennedy tested his boning and meat display skills in a tri-nations event over the weekend at the Wanaka show, playing a key role in earning New Zealand its first win in the event. The six butchers might have been chosen as the best from New Zealand’s best, but they knew they were up against some pretty tough competition, he said. “We knew what we were doing, we’d had a couple of practices but as far as our display went we were still in the carpark at the bakery laying it out on the ground because we’d only got our props when we got down there so it all ended up being a bit of trial and error.” Those props included a rustic farm gate and an old shovel on a stand, in keeping with the Central Otago theme. The errors weren’t all on the part of the competitors either, with the organisers coming up with a marquee that was too small to hold three teams, forcing the competition outdoors. The Kiwis drew number one bench putting them under the noses of show-goers and television cameras. With crowds pressing in from every side, the butchers had two and three quarter hours to bone out a side of beef and two sheep. They then had to turn these into a variety of cuts for their display. Those

cuts, however, had to be creative, innovative and designed for gourmet dining. “That was the quickest two and three quarter hours of my life, it absolutely flew. Our team really gelled and everyone knew their place and what they were doing. If anyone needed help, then someone jumped in to help them. I think I lost about five kgs running back and forwards.” An example of how serious the competition was came with the Australian team, with management putting the butchers under curfew and on a drinking ban until the competition was over. As previous winners, the Aussies put the challengers on notice they were there to retain their title but the English team was a real unknown quantity, Mr Kennedy said. With this year’s competition wrapped up, the winning team members are not assured of a place in the team to travel to England next year. They’ll be forced into a boneout against a team of top butchers chosen from a north-south competition in April. “It’ll be anyone’s game again. If I don’t get in I don’t get in but I’ll be trying my hardest.” Unlike many national events where there’s the lure of a prize, the Wedderburn Sharp Blacks went home from the tri-nations empty handed. But Mr Kennedy’s not complaining. “We got nothing than the accolade and the buzz of winning but it was one of the highlights of my butchery career. Three of the team had been in there since day dot and they’d had two disappointments. It was great to see them win.”

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Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers Grain & Seed chairman David Clark and truck driver Chris Sparling discuss North Island drought conditions, while Charlie Pike loads straw bales at Highbank.

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everyone was bringing out great stuff.” The standard in this year’s event was incredibly high, she said. Competition convenor Joy Knight said some exciting young talent had been identified in the competition. “Our competitors were chosen from across New Zealand and the skills they are showing this year are astounding,” she said. For Nicole, a second appearance at Ellerslie also provided an opportunity to hone her skills ahead of

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they must adapt their practices if droughts become more common rather than relying on state bailouts. Acting Prime Minister Bill English said the Government would be unable to continuously help farmers facing drought. His comments came following claims by experts that the drought conditions, believed to be the worst in 70 years, will become more regular in the future. As regions are declared in drought, financial support and funding for support groups is triggered. Mr English said while the Government was currently provid-

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ing hardship assistance to families, farmers would have to adapt to the increasing risk of drought. “We’ve got research in place for instance to find more drought resistant grasses and farmers have for years been adapting their management practices.” Mr English denied the Government was giving assistance to failing businesses in a way it did not do for other industries. “I think we’ve got the balance about right - it’s not supporting the business in the sense of paying their bills for them, it’s just dealing with those cases involving extreme hardship.

Paddy Kennedy – a tri-nations butchery winner.

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Polytechs ‘need to be saved’ By Myles Hume The Government has failed to realise the importance of Aoraki Polytechnic to its regions, including Mid Canterbury, by slashing millions of dollars of funding, a Labour MP says. Labour’s deputy leader and employment, skills and training spokesperson Grant Robertson is leading Save Our Polytechs, a campaign to revive regional polytechnic funding in New Zealand which he says has suffered $80 million in cuts

during the past two years. Speaking to the Guardian yesterday, Mr Robertson confirmed new Labour tertiary education spokesperson MP Megan Woods was planning to visit Aroaki Polytechnic in Timaru, saying it was “one of the worst affected� by the cuts. However in a statement, Aoraki Polytechnic acting chief executive Alex Cabrera said he had no indication of any MP visiting the campus and funding was suitable to deliver core regional programmes. Pointing to figures from the Tertiary Education Institute, Mr Robertson

said Aoraki Polytechnic had lost about $4.3m in funding as a result of the National-led Government since 2011, equating to 20 per cent of its funding. “I think polytechnics are enormously important to their regions,� he said. “I have visited seven in the last few weeks and the consistent message is that local communities see them as a core place for long-term skilled staff and the polytechs themselves contribute a lot to the regional economy, it also offers an opportunity for young people to stay in the region.�

Mr Robertson said the Government cut $50m that Labour would have given to regional polytechnics to cope with low student intake. He also pointed to $30m that was lost when the Government tendered out Level 1 and 2 bridge courses which were snapped up by private education providers. Mr Cabrera said Aoraki Polytechnic was focused on getting the appropriate funding for its core regional resources. “Aoraki Polytechnic was one of just six polytechnics awarded funding out of a tendering budget for Level

Boy lucky to be alive A 12-year-old boy who was pulled from the surf in a dramatic rescue at a beach on Napier’s Marine Parade says he thought he was going to die when a wave caught him and dragged him into the water. Joshua McQuoid was splashing in the surf with a friend about 5pm on Sunday when they were pulled into the water. His friend was able to make it back to the beach, but Joshua was swept away. “The waves smashed me so much and there were five really big ones they flipped me around quite a few times,� he told One News. He was dragged along the beach 150m. German tourist Julian Mantoan swam out to the youngster and was able to bring him close to the shore where he was helped by police and others forming a human chain to pull them to the shore. Joshua thanked his rescuers. “They saved my life, if it wasn’t for them, I’d be dead.� Mr Mantoan said he jumped into the water when he realised Joshua was in trouble. “I saw this guy in the water and all his friends were shouting out - they were too young to help.� As he was supporting Joshua the first police units were quickly on the scene and officers ditched their boots and vests and dashed into the water to help the pair in. Police praised the rescuers’ “heroism� as Joshua was brought to shore “unresponsive and physically spent�. After being comforted by people on the beach Joshua was able to get up and walk to the waiting ambulance. Joshua was discharged from hospital last night. Joshua’s father Shane McQuoid said his son’s friend was a hero for raising the alarm quickly when he realised Joshua was struggling in the water. “He’s our little hero at the moment,� he told RNZ yesterday. He was grateful to everyone involved in the rescue. -APNZ

Thick fog that rolled into Wellington yesterday disrupted travellers with some flights cancelled and delayed. The fog arrived about 9.15am and disappeared about lunchtime, Wellington Airport spokesman Greg Thomas said. It cancelled two flights and caused “a number of delays�, he said. -APNZ

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Tinwald School principal Peter Livingstone decides to take an early look at where his office space will be after the school goes through an overhaul, including the construction of two new classrooms and the shifting of the school office.

Beginning of revamp for Tinwald School By Myles Hume The spin-offs from Tinwald School’s swelling roll are finally becoming a reality. With the junior playground picked up and shifted to its new location and three concept designs under consideration, the school has made a start to what principal Peter Livingstone believes will be a two-year-long overhaul of the school. Seeing a 10 per cent roll growth during the past four years, Tinwald

School was granted Ministry of Education funding to build two new classrooms last year for years three and four pupils. Speaking with the three concept designs in hand yesterday, Mr Livingstone said he hoped to have the school’s office block moved to where the playground was originally at the front of the school and have two new classrooms built by the end of the year. Parts of the current fence surrounding the school will also be ripped out and replaced. “We will be hoping to make a

decision on the concept plan (of the buildings) within the next few weeks . . . growth allows for property opportunities,� he said. “This isn’t just an opportunity to plonk two new classrooms in the school, the property decisions will be a marrying of many strands; technology, responding to growth and future requirements with digital recourses,� he said. With the two new classrooms taking the total to 11, Mr Livingstone also hopes to create corridors linking the junior and senior school as part of the revamp.

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A man killed by a train near Te Awamutu on Saturday has been named as Michael Ohutu. Detective Sergeant Ross Patterson of the Waipa CIB said Mr Ohutu, 19, was found on the main trunk railway line near Pokuru, south of Te Awamutu, early on Saturday morning. “Mr Ohutu’s body had suffered injuries consistent with being struck by a train but at this point his death, which has been reported to the coroner, remains unexplained. “This matter will be the subject of a number of forensic examinations, the results of which may take some time to complete.� - apnz

A 18-year-old man appeared in Rotorua District Court charged with assault yesterday. The teenager, who was granted interim name suppression, did not enter a plea to the charge and was remanded to reappear on March 21. -APNZ

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Geoff Braybrooke, former long-serving Labour MP for Napier, died on Saturday. Mr Braybrooke had been in a Palmerston North hospice following a lengthy illness. Former MP for Hawke’s Bay Dr Bill Sutton said Mr Braybrooke was Napier’s most popular MP in the past halfcentury and his death would be noted with sadness by the thousands of Napier residents who remembered his long fight to save Napier Hospital. -APNZ

He said the school seemed to be continuously growing, highlighted by 11 unexpected new entrant pupils that enrolled this year. On top of that, he also had to cut the library in half with a temporary wall to create a makeshift classroom. “There’s going to be a lot of subdivisions on the eastern side of Tinwald, so we are aware of the future planning, we know the bridge, even though it is contentious, will open up a second avenue and will probably create roll growth,� he said.

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If you want an opportunity to be part of the Christchurch post-earthquake rebuild, then that opportunity will be rolling into Ashburton tomorrow. As part of the SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) project set up to attract 900 new people over the next 12 months to rebuild the roads and water systems in Christchurch, the For Real recruitment bus will be in town with its staff keen to outline the career opportunities available. SCIRT, assisted by a number of industry providers and workplace tutors pro-

Ngapuhi hapu claimants are preparing for stage 2 of the Waitangi Tribunal Te Paparahi o Te Raki inquiry, which will begin with a powhiri at Waitangi Marae on March 17. Te Kotahitanga o nga Hapu Ngapuhi co-chairman Pita Tipene said that despite months of uncertainty over funding, quick progress was being made and claimants were thankful the Crown was funding the first two weeks of the planned 21 weeks of hearings. -APNZ

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With the Dargaville water supply at a critical low level, Kaipara District Council is urging its consumers to actively reduce their water consumption as much as possible. Three large signs indicating the town’ dire situation is mounted at each end of Dargaville’s main street - Victoria St - as well as in the Countdown carpark to remind residents of the situation. Water tankers supplying rural residents have been diverted to Ruawai, whose water supply comes from two bores. Public car wash facilities have been turned off at service stations. The council has already enforced a ban on sprinklers and the use of hoses, but operations manager John Burt said consumers could do a great deal to help by adopting their own conservation measures. “Make sure you get maximum benefit from the water you use, he said. - APNZ

1 and 2 delivery,� Mr Cabrera said. “By keeping more young people in the region, we’re able to provide more work ready graduates to meet regional skill shortage needs.� Mr Robertson said the campaign was not intended to embarrass polytechnics, but to highlight the issue. “Look I think it’s difficult because if you’re a polytechnic wanting to promote yourself, you don’t want people thinking there’s a major issue,� he said. Mr Robertson could not say when fellow Labour MP Megan Woods would visit Aoraki Polytechnic.

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vides new industry entrants with six to 10 weeks training, on the job retraining for people who are currently employed and ongoing training for both groups when they are in employment. The work available was both important and rewarding, SCIRT general manager Duncan Gibb said. “We need more workers in Christchurch for horizontal rebuild projects, to repair and rebuild the city’s pipes, roads and retaining walls for the next four years. People who complete the entrant training programmes and WE CAN meet industry requirements are guar-


anteed a job,� he said. People who came into the SCIRT programme would have a good income and good career prospects because their skills would be transferrable, Mr Gibb said. The For Real bus - a focal point of the recruitment campaign – is currently touring cities and towns throughout the South Island to promote the significant opportunities available to workers entering this dynamic industry. It will set up in the corner of the West Street-Havelock Street car park tomorARRANGE YOUR PLANS, row between 9am and 3pm.

All eight political parties’ youth wings have made a joint statement in support of samesex marriage yesterday. The cross-party support came ahead of the second reading of a bill to legalise gay and transgender marriage on Wednesday. All youth representatives said their memberships overwhelmingly supported a change to marriage laws, though New Zealand First’s youth wing echoed its MPs in calling for a national referendum on the issue. Young National’s vice president Shaun Wallis said the bill represented two fundamental principles of the party - freedom and equal opportunity for all New Zealanders. He said Young Nats had the

biggest task out of any youth wing in convincing its MPs to pledge or maintain support for the bill. Half of the National caucus supported the legislation at the first reading, and half opposed. Young Greens spokeswoman Izzy Lomax said the unified youth support showed that gay and transgender marriage was something all that young people wanted in New Zealand. She said her organisation supported the bill because it ended institutional discrimination against people from rainbow communities. New Zealand First Youth spokesman Curwen Rolinson said there was a large, but not unanimous proportion of his group who would vote in support of the bill. -APNZ

Calls have been made for a drought to be officially declared on the West Coast to give farmers some relief from the driest summer since 1947. With little rain since February, some farmers are having to sell stock. They are even more worried about how they will get through winter, as they have had to dip into their winter feed to supplement the dried up pastures. -APNZ

• All shook up The world’s largest seismic vibration machine began testing the ground under quakehit Christchurch yesterday. The giant 29,000kg truck, nicknamed ‘TRex’, will use large hydraulics to shake the ground to determine the properties of soils up to 250 metres deep. The machine arrived in Lyttelton last week, and it’s the first time it’s been used outside the US. -APNZ

• Postie pleads guilty Postie Philippa L ynette Lindsay admitted stealing thousands of pieces of mail destined for Wakatipu homes when she appeared in court yesterday. Lindsay, 32, was to have been committed for trial this week on the indictably laid charge of theft by a person in a special relationship. She will be sentenced on April 8. - APNZ

• Recall ‘vindictive’ A woman who was allegedly called by serial sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson says it’s “vindictiveâ€? to return him to the cells because of their phone call. The woman, who can’t be named, described herself as a longtime penpal of Wilson, One News reported. - APNZ




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Lights answer to Walnut Ave woes By Sue Newman A new access point into the Ashburton Domain is likely to be created when traffic lights are installed at the West Street – Walnut Avenue intersection. The New Zealand Transport Agency and the Ashburton District Council are joining forces to solve

traffic congestion at the intersection, with lights at Walnut Avenue’s intersection with both West and East streets the likely outcome. The problem of long queues won’t disappear overnight, however, as the council needs to find the money to cover its share of the work on the East Street side of the avenue as this is considered

a local road. While NZTA will fund lights at West Street, the council will have to come up with 44 per cent of the cost of the East Street lights. NZTA’s preferred option is for work at both intersections to be carried out in tandem, but the council is opting to hold off making a commitment until it sees detailed design work and cost esti-

mates from NZTA. Whatever the final plan, it is likely the current domain access on West Street will have to close and NZTA has come up with two replacement options – a new access off Walnut Avenue, 100 metres from the intersection or a new access off West Street about 50m further south. This access would not allow vehicles to turn right out of the domain.

The council has tagged $60,000 for the designation and protection of land required for the East Street upgrade in its draft annual plan and NZTA has indicated it is happy to work with the council on land designation for both intersections. It is also prepared to jointly consult and negotiate with Kiwi Rail on issues of land acquisition.

Construction work on the project is at least two years away and while the council believes the East Street intersection will need upgrading work within 10 years, however, because this is considered a local project, it can programme the work to meet the objective of having work on both intersections carried out at the same time.

Uncertainty a major hurdle for disabled By Myles Hume Change is never easy for anyone. But for people like Sarah Tuffley, the unknown is a much bigger fear, especially when what you have been told and what happens are two completely different things. Sarah, 21, has had a rough start to the schooling year at Ashburton College. In class she has coped, but since the Ministry of Education handed a new contract to Ritchies Bus and Coach company to carry about 15 disabled pupils to the college, Hampstead and Ashburton Borough Schools - it has been tough on Sarah and her family. On the autistic spectrum, everything has to be near perfect for Sarah. That’s why sticking to pick-up and drop-off times and adhering to what she has been told will happen are important to her. But since Ashburton Taxis were ordered to stop the “reliable” service they had provided for the disabled pupils during the past 10 years, Sarah has been agitated; being picked up at irregular times, arriving late to school and coming home later than she expected. It has also messed with the times her paid support carer is scheduled to see her, meaning she has to meet her later when local shops and services are beginning to close. “At the end of last year we found out the taxi company would not be taking Sarah to school this year but it wasn’t until just before school started we got a phone call at 9.30 at night telling us she would be roughly picked up at around ‘this’ time,” Sarah’s mother Sharon said. “So that stressed Sarah out,

the whole factor of not knowing, it made her angry and uptight.” It got to Sarah, reaching breaking point recently when she punched a hole in the wall at home after a minor argument with her mother. “She said to me ‘well if I had known when the bus was coming I would not have been so angry’ - it affects her behaviour,” Sharon said. Sharon believed it was vital the bus company was aware of what they had taken on, pointing out the vast range of specific needs for disabled children on one bus. Parent Faye Blackburn told the Guardian about how she had to pick up her son, who has a kidney illness, about midday several times because he did not have enough time to settle from dialysis in the morning. “No one ever consulted with us parents and what the children’s needs were,” Ms Tuffley said. The problems go further than just arrival and pick-up times. The bus also had to replace its wheelchair restraints so they were up to a certified standard, some children had been sitting on the bus for more than one hour and are still being dropped off hundreds metres away from the unit at college, still concerning some parents. And with the bus still not having seatbelts for every child like the taxis did, it has Sharon concerned. “From an autistic parents’ point of view I think there should be seatbelts for kids. Sarah is older and doesn’t get up but in the future others might,” she said. Ashburton College student learning support unit teacher in charge Justine Menzies said the change-over had impacted each pupil differently. Although some of the pupils had come to school tired before

• Teen pulls knife A 14-year-old pulled a knife on a police officer attending the scene of a domestic incident in Hastings on Sunday afternoon. Police were called to the address about 2pm after receiving reports of an argument between a woman and her son. The son pulled a switchblade on the officer. No one was injured and the teenager was arrested. -APNZ

• Birds poisoned North Shore residents say somebody is poisoning hungry sparrows and leaving them to die on roads and footpaths. Browns Bay resident Kate Mitchell found about a half a dozen birds “stumbling around on the ground” on Clyde Road on Saturday evening. “They looked like they had been poisoned, so I got a box and collected them all and took them to the SPCA.” She was told the birds had been given a drug that made them sleepy and once unconscious they froze to death overnight. -APNZ

POLL result Yesterday’s result Q: Should alcohol related sponsors be banned from sports clubs?

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Ashburton College pupil Sarah Tuffley, 21, (centre), who has autism, with her mother Sharon (left) and sister Anna, 11, where Sarah is picked up by a new transport provider to take her to Ashburton College. the timetable was altered to more suitable pick up times last week, Ms Menzies said the change in transport provider had not significantly hampered in-class learning. “Not at school so much, but I understand there have been flow-

on effects at home in regards to transport,” she said. Ms Menzies pointed out that simply changing transport providers was also difficult for pupils who had limited mobility, something which would be important in consultation.

CCS Disability Action Upper South Island regional manager Ruth Teasdale said routine was vital for disabled pupils. “It is absolutely important to have a routine. Visuals can help, for example pictures of all those who are being picked up, where

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to next and being fully informed of what is going on in terms of the routine is important.” Ms Teasdale said if parents were concerned they should talk with schools and the transport providers so they understand particular needs.

Board declines pie cart bid A community board has said “no thanks” to a second helping from the Alexandra Pie Cart after it was blamed for attracting a bad crowd. Police said reports of wilful damage in the central business district had declined by 62 per cent and disorder incidents in the town centre had decreased by 66 per cent in the year since the pie cart ceased trading after going up in flames. At a meeting yesterday, Vincent Community Board members voted 4-3 to decline an application by Alexandra couple Jenny Simmons and Neil Cameron, who wanted to operate the rebuilt pie cart from its Centennial Ave site. The kerbside diner had

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Viewed from Cameron Street, Ashburton’s new art gallery and museum complex is taking shape.

Art gallery-museum takes shape This time next year there’ll be a shuttle service running across town as staff from the Ashburton museum and art gallery move into their new home. With work on the new arts-history complex on the corner of Wills and West

streets well under way, contractors are on schedule to be off-site by mid-February next year says Ashburton District Council property manager John Rooney. “The objective is to have the internal fit-out under way from late August-

September -October and completion date is still February 2014, that’s when we expect contractors offsite.” And while that will signal the end of construction, it will mean the start of weeks of hard work for staff at

both the museum and the art gallery, Mr Rooney said. “We’re aware this will be a fairly big undertaking for the agencies involved,” he said. A date has yet to be set for the opening of the new complex.

Novopay errors not properly reported By Kate Shuttleworth Up to 1600 teachers did not report complaints through official channels over mistakes with their pay administered through the Novopay payroll system, according to a union survey. The Post Primary Teachers’ Association surveyed 4500 teachers for the pay period ending February 20 and found 36 per cent had not formally

reported errors with their pay because they were either “too embarrassed” or feared putting school administrators under more pressure. PPTA general secretary Kevin Bunker said government figures being released fortnightly showed a much lower rate of errors. Figures released by PricewaterhouseCoopers yesterday for the period to March 6 showed 1.9 per cent of staff and 447 schools had officially


reported problems. Minister in charge of Novopay Steven Joyce yesterday issued the latest figures from PwC, which showed the number of complaints received over school staff pay administered through Novopay had fallen. They showed 1 per cent of staff complained through official Education Ministry channels about their pay, a drop from 1.9 per cent on the previous pay period. Some 286 people were not

paid, 185 were overpaid, and 373 were underpaid. Mr Joyce said he expected the number of errors in payments would continue to drop in the next pay period. Yesterday the Government opened a Novopay backlog clearance unit, with 100 staff working to speed up dealing with pay problems. PPTA is to launch legal action against the Secretary of Education over the payroll system. - APNZ

operated in Alexandra for 64 years, the past 16 years under the ownership of Trevor Lyons and Lynne Giles. An electrical fault caused a fire which gutted the pie cart in May last year and the insurance payout was not enough for the couple to rebuild their business. They cancelled their licence to occupy the site and the pie cart shell was sold to Ms Simmons and Mr Cameron. “The closing of the pie cart has directly impacted on my criminal law practice,” board member and lawyer Tim Cadogan told the meeting. In his seven years’ experience as a criminal lawyer, there was “infrequently a court day where the pie cart did not get mentioned

in dispatches.” “The pie cart has been described as an icon but it’s an anachronism - a hangover from six o’clock closing days. There’s enough evidence in front of us now ... I can’t support it,” board member Martin McPherson said. With the drop in petty crime and vandalism, the board had to draw the conclusion the pie cart was “the light which has attracted those bad moths and now those bad moths have gone elsewhere,” he said. After the meeting, Mr Cameron and Ms Simmons said they were surprised and disappointed at the decision, but planned to look at other locations Cromwell, Queenstown or Wanaka. - APNZ


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ports clubs in Mid Canterbury are stuck in a dilemma. Many of them are struggling to survive financially and desperately need all the help they can get. Often this sponsorship comes from the local pub or from a brewery but recent research has now cast serious doubts over the wisdom of sports clubs getting into bed with the liquor industry. According to the local experts sports clubs in Mid Canterbury, like many other regions, have a drinking culture that causes a

OUR VIEW host of problems. The issues can take all kinds of shapes, from the obvious drink-driving problems after games, intoxicated violence, in the pub or at home, and of course all-out alcoholism. New research by the Monash University in Australia found that 68 per cent of sports people sponsored by alcohol brands are classified as hazardous drinkers. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to see that the

relationship between sports teams and their local pubs makes it easier for athletes to be lured in by a cold beer or two. Often teams feel obliged to pop in at the pub to have a few drinks in return for the sponsorship and with an unhealthy dose of peer pressure these after-match drinks easily turn into full-blown drinking sessions. Combine that with tired bodies and possible lack of food, and even a few drinks will put you

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over the drink-driving limit. New Zealand has a drinking problem and team sports are often at the sharp end. For many social teams and players, the game is merely an excuse to get on the juice, while endof-season team trips can be a

master class in binge-drinking. Even though the research has shown the direct link between sponsorship and those drinking too much, to call for a ban on alcohol sponsorship may not necessarily change the drinking culture. It is hard to see that rural teams will no longer go to their local pub after a match if they are no longer sponsored. It merely takes away a chunk of their meagre sponsorship funds. On the flipside, alcohol experts and health authorities cannot be blamed for grabbing any tool to make a small dent in our

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teaching players how to drink responsibly, instead of teaching them how to scull a pint. The Celtic club will this week follow Methven’s example and hopefully this education and the on-going discussion around responsible drinking within sporting circles will have more impact on binge drinking than locking them out of the pub. There is nothing like a cold beer after 80 minutes of rugby or 90 minutes of football and no ban will ever change that. What players do after that first or second beer is what really matters.

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terrible relationship with the drink. If banning sports sponsorship would keep a few more athletes out of the pub, they will probably deem this a success. That success however would come with a price for all those who have a healthy relationship with alcohol. Responsible clubs have taken matters into their own hands and have opted for education. The Methven Rugby Club last year was the first to promote the Say Now programme which highlights the role clubs and teams can play in

An anonymous phone call to the parents of a man thought to have been murdered in 2001 gave new information, but his body has still not been found. But Philip Cowan of Napier is still missing after disappearing more than a decade ago on a trip to Wellington. He had been a promising student at Victoria University’s design school, but dropped out as he became involved in the drugs scene.

While his body was never found, three men were charged with being involved in his murder, but they were freed after their trial was aborted part-heard because of legal issues. After Mr Cowan’s family’s hunt for the truth regarding Philip’s disappearance featured in an episode of 60 Minutes in late 2011, his father Simon Cowan received an anonymous phone call. “As a result of that we did get a phone call from an anonymous

person which basically confirmed that the story, or the police scenario for lack of a better term, was accurate, and for us to find the body we needed to keep pursuing along the lines we were going.” The anonymous caller had also passed on a name that had not previously been linked to the investigation. It was passed to police but that had so far not resulted in any major development in the case. “We filed those with the police

and there hasn’t been any real change since then,” he said. Since the disappearance of his son, Mr Cowan believed more emphasis needed to be placed on victims throughout the judicial process. He is the founding chairman of the White Heart Victim’s Remembrance Trust, an organisation dedicated to showing the effects of tragic events and crime on victims and their families, and how that loss could build a better future. - APNZ

Shoplifters named, shamed; page gone By Kristin Macfarlane A Facebook page set up to name and shame Rotorua shoplifters with personal photos has been set up and taken down - but not without hundreds of people seeing it first. The page, called Rotorua Shoplifters, encouraged the city’s shop owners and managers who had caught people stealing to send the details to the page’s administrator. The administrator would then name and shame the alleged shoplifter with a photograph of them. An internet safety spokesman labelled the page as a gossip page that could breach human rights. Within four hours of it being created it had attracted more than 310 likes. However, Facebook friends of those people who had

liked the page could have seen the page. Posts of people the page claimed were thieves had attracted many comments, including from those being named and shamed. At least one of those people accused admitted to shoplifting when she saw her photo but said it happened when she was a primary school student and she was now in her 20s. Another woman labelled a shoplifter denied the accusation. According to the “about” section of the page it claimed it was created to help Rotorua retailers identify shoplifters who had been caught stealing from various Rotorua and Bay of Plenty shops. The page warned “Don’t STEAL if you don’t want to be NAMED and SHAMED”. McLeod’s Booksellers manager Fraser Newman said while he

would support better communication between police and retailers about shoplifters, he wouldn’t support such a Facebook page. He said it could attract abuse. Netsafe chief technical officer Sean Lyons said the page could breach a person’s rights to privacy and freedom of speech. He said anyone who was accused of shoplifting but hadn’t actually been convicted would have had their human rights breached. “It is a fine line.” Mr Lyons said the fact that people’s personal Facebook photos were used rather than security footage made it seem like nothing more than a gossip Facebook site. He said when police released information about wanted members of the public or shops printed security footage of alleged thieves, there was usually strong evidence against them. - APNZ

An experienced firefighter is astonished that KiwiRail contractors who were exposed to carbon monoxide in the country’s longest rail tunnel were not given immediate medical help. The workers suffered nausea, headaches and blurred vision after being exposed to the gas for more than an hour and a half while working in the 8.9km Kaimai Tunnel in the Bay of Plenty. An independent investigation by health and safety lawyer Hazel Armstrong, commissioned by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union, found the contractors were not properly trained in gas awareness before entering the tunnel on August 25 last year. There were not enough gas masks for all the workers, some masks were of the wrong type, and only one of two working groups was issued with a gas monitor. The investigation found KiwiRail did not put an evacuation plan in place, nor did it supervise the workers. They were exposed to fumes from petrol-driven equipment in the tunnel, which lacked a ventilation system. Gas monitor alarms were set off but a group of six contractors, who were about 3km into the tunnel, continued working until they started suffering the effects of the gas. In a statement following the incident, a contractor from Concrete Solutions said the workers became ill and started dry retching after inhaling fumes and dust. “The gas detector was flashing and beeping continuously.” Another worker said the foreman was sitting on the side of the tracks, suffering from a migraine and tunnel vision. “We noticed that the gas detector hadn’t stopped beeping and I was already feeling drowsy ... and the others were telling me they felt the same.” The workers left through the farthest exit, which exposed them to carbon monoxide levels well over the short-term exposure limit for a period of more than an hour and a half. A KiwiRail worker found them lying on the ground outside the tunnel, where they were trying to regain their breath. KiwiRail said its recovery procedures for an event of that level were followed on the day, including rest, fresh air, food and drink. It has now changed its procedures to include medical tests. Former New York firefighter Mike Ross, who has attended many carbon monoxide poisoning incidents, including fatalities, said he was astonished the workers were not given immediate medical help. “Carbon monoxide exposure that’s severe enough to cause the symptoms that were reported - light-headedness, dizziness, migraines - that should absolutely provoke an immediate medical response. “Those guys should have been having their blood gases monitored, they should certainly have been given oxygen immediately -

that’s the number one first aid for carbon monoxide.” Mr Ross said carbon monoxide exposure did not have lifelong repercussions, but put extra strains on the body. “These guys obviously weren’t doing well and I’m just astonished nobody called an ambulance.” Rail and Maritime Transport Union general secretary Wayne Butson said the workers were completely unprepared for the hazards. The incident had raised concerns about New Zealand’s health and safety record, which was a “diabolical disgrace”. “And the main reason is there is no punitive regime in place to hold managers to account for undertaking these sorts of reckless gambles with workers’ lives.” The union is calling for an official investigation to be carried out by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment or the New Zealand Transport Agency, which regulates the rail industry. “Someone needs to be held to account and someone’s head needs to roll over this.” The incident was reported to NZTA, but the agency exercised its discretion not to refer it to the Transport Accident Investigation Commission, which is tasked with investigating serious rail incidents. In a statement, KiwiRail said it took safety seriously and the recommendations from its internal investigation were immediately implemented. It accepted the evacuation should have taken place sooner, and said it had changed procedures to ensure all staff working in the tunnel had gas awareness training. KiwiRail said carbon monoxide levels on the day had barely exceeded a quarter of the ceiling at which gas masks were compulsory, and no significant level of nitrous oxide was detected. It disputed there was not enough safety equipment, saying all staff had gas masks. It also disagreed the workers had been disoriented by the gas, saying they left the tunnel on hirail trucks through the far exit because a section of rail had been removed. A Kaimai Tunnel health and safety focus group would meet in two weeks’ time to discuss the terms of reference for a comprehensive review of operations and safety in the tunnel. Neither Labour Minister Simon Bridges nor Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee would not comment on the incident but a spokesman for Mr Brownlee said the union’s version of events was incorrect. The MBIE said its Chief Inspector of Extractives - High Hazard Unit was made aware of the incident today and it appeared the ministry did not appear to have been notified of the incident. There were no notifications of any other incidents from the Kaimai tunnel on its system. MBIE had requested the Kiwi Rail and Rail & Maritime Trade Union reports. It would review them and then take further action as appropriate. -APNZ

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Elder called to front committee By Kate Shuttleworth The former head Solid Energy has been called to front up to a parliamentary committee to answer tough questions on the failing coal company after opposition was dropped by National MPs. Commerce committee chairman Jonathan Young wrote to former chief executive Don Elder inviting him to front at Thursday’s meeting saying the weight of public opinion would be enough to make him front and a subpoena wouldn’t be necessary. Last week current heads of the company, chairman Mark Ford and interim chief executive Garry Diack spoke to the committee and couldn’t answer most questions on the company’s $389 million debt. Mr Ford blamed the troubles at the company on falling coal prices. Opposition MPs, led by Labour’s state owned enterprises spokesman Clayton Cosgrove, urged Mr Young to call a vote to issue a subpoena forcing Dr Elder to give evidence to the committee - National MPs looked to block the move at the time. He said it was discussed at the committee a month ago whether Dr Elder should appear in order to put make his side of the story public, while giving the committee

and the public the chance to ask the hard questions. “In response to the public interest I felt that it would be good to invite him sooner rather than later. “I think a simple invitation extended to him is appropriate. “I would assume that he would want to appear, because he has received a lot of criticism - I don’t think it will be an easy appearance for him by any means. I think he deserves the right to put his side of the story,” said Mr Young. Dr Elder is still receiving his $1.3 million salary until April while acting in an advisory capacity from home. Mr Cosgrove said he believed Dr Elder’s exit in April would be punctuated with a payment of $1 million. Mr Cosgrove has also called for former chairman John Palmer to appear to explain. In the last financial year Solid Energy lost $40 million and subsequently axed 450 jobs nationwide plus around 240 jobs at Westport’s Stockton mine. Speaking from Chile last week Prime Minister John Key said he had no problem with Dr Elder appearing at the committee to answer questions about the problems at Solid Energy. - APNZ

Pilot ‘meticulous’ By Kelli Hooks Pilot Mark Didsbury was meticulous and cautious, says friend and fellow Helisika pilot Ben Hall. Mr Didsbury, 39, from Wairarapa, was found dead near the wreckage of a Robinson R66 helicopter in the remote Oamaru Valley, east of Turangi, on Sunday. Mr Didsbury had recently moved from Wairarapa to Taupo to fly for Helisika, where his main job was to take hunters and fishers up rivers. Mr Hall, a Helisika base pilot, said Mr Didsbury had worked for the company since June 2012. “He was a relatively new helicopter pilot but he was a meticulous pilot and he was very cautious and careful and very good at what he did,” Mr Hall said. Mr Hall said Mr Didsbury’s colleagues were shocked to hear of

his death. “It’s very shocking and upsetting and we’re struggling to deal with it at the moment but we will be okay and we will soldier on and that’s what Mark would have wanted us to do,” he said. Despite knowing Mr Didsbury for only a short time, Mr Hall said he had become very close with the pilot. “I’ve worked closely with him since he’s been here and he’s become a very close friend and someone I’ve trusted with everything. He’s a great man.” He said Mr Didsbury was extremely passionate about his job as a pilot. “He absolutely loved it, he loved every moment of it.” The R66 helicopter that Mr Didsbury was flying, a relatively new model helicopter for Helisika, was registered in December last year. -APNZ

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Getting prepared: Sealy Street Medical Centre practice nurse Jane Thomas delivers a flu vaccine to her colleague Shirley Thomas, as student nurse Samantha Glynn watches on. The team were at Rosebank Rest Home yesterday vaccinating all staff members.

Don’t let the flu get you By Sam Morton Mid Canterbury medical centres are rolling out flu vaccines to businesses and patients, months out from the traditional flu season. Some Ashburton businesses are funding vaccines for their staff in a bid to counter the dreaded flu, that ruthlessly swept through the district’s work-force last year. Mid Canterbury GP spokesperson Rachael Norman, of Sealy Street Medical Centre, said vaccines began arriving last week and the uptake so far had been good. She encouraged everybody to make an arrangement to receive the vaccine this year. “Quite a number of businesses have been proactive this time

Here in Canterbury we have a very good coverage and most of those eligible do get the injection - we save a lot of lives in Canterbury ... I have no doubt about that

round and they are ensuring the vaccine is available to all their staff, which from my point of view is encouraging,” Dr Norman said. “All medical centres will now start to stock the vaccine, so it is a good idea to start thinking about protecting yourself from the flu now, instead of leaving it until the last minute. “You will certainly know if you have the flu or not, you will likely be off work or school for at least a week,” she said. Canterbury medical officer of

A tale of lost friends reuniting will play out in Ashburton on Thursday, as former Shortland Street favourite Geraldine Brophy comes to town. Brophy’s micro-musical, Floral Notes, will be on song at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre – as part of her nationwide tour with opera singer and entertainer Jane Keller. Floral Notes depicts the connection between two life-long friends who lost touch with one another for almost four decades, after their teenage years. The two friends used to be prolific pen-pals and in a twist of fate, the play captures the moment the pair reunite, 40 years on – by email. Rosemary, played by Brophy, is a widow living in Hawke’s Bay with her own garden plot, growing her own vegetables and fruit trees. Her friend Iris (played by Keller), is a widowed art director living in a swanky New York apartment with a rooftop garden. The friends share the common interest of gardening and by email

Rosemary offers to help her friend convert her rooftop garden into a proud paradise – all while catching up on many years of lost time. Brophy, who is perhaps best known from her former role as the effervescent Moira Crombie on Shortland Street, is encouraging everybody to get along and enjoy the show, but admits the play appeals predominantly to women. “We have found that in our previous shows, quite a lot of mothers and daughters have come along and really enjoyed the show together. “Mind you though, a lot of men have been dragged along too and I haven’t heard any grumbles yet,” she said. “There’s something for everyone in this show and while there is a lot of tenderness, there is also plenty of laughs.” The play also highlights a key health message, in breast cancer – something Brophy is keen to raise awareness on. Rosemary has breast cancer and the play urges the importance of going for regular checkups. “It’s something I try to do when I write ... I include important health messages, where possi-

By Mathew Dearnaley A senior Grey Power official has complained about the planned increase in immigrants in Auckland, prompting claims from his national president that the submission is racist. Auckland zone director Bill Rayner wrote in a submission to Auckland Council that the community and lifestyle of the region’s older residents “is under serious threat from the rapid and huge changes in size and ethnic mix projections included in the Auckland Plan”.

Canterbury ... I have no doubt about that,” Dr Humphrey said. “(However), as a country we can do better and there are many unnecessary deaths because people, for whatever reason, continue to buy in to all these myths and untrue statements circling in some communities. “While all vaccinations have the potential to produce some reaction for some people, the number of people that have a serious reaction to the flu vaccine is very, very low . . . . we are talking one in a million,” he said. In Canterbury, under-18s are eligible for a free flu vaccine, as well as pregnant women, anyone with a chronic illness and over65s. The vaccine is available at all medical practices. For more information, consult your local GP.

Prime Minister John Key says he will raise the possibility of Brazilian energy company Petrobras returning to New Zealand when he meets the country’s President, Dilma Rousseff, today. Mr Key flew to Brasilia this morning for the meeting - the first time he has met Ms Rousseff, who was chairwoman of the Brazilian oil company until 2010 when she stood down to run for President. Mr Key said he wanted to encourage Petrobras to return to New Zealand after it gave up its exploration permits, including the Raukumara Basin, last year. Mr Key said Petrobras had given up many of its other speculative ventures internationally at the same time. “We will certainly say to the President that we think New Zealand is a good place for Petrobras to be involved and that they are welcome in New Zealand if they want to come. They’ve given back their licence, but that shouldn’t deter them in the future.” He ruled out offering any incentives for such a move. Mr Key said he also wanted to get Ms Rousseff’s views on Brazil’s economy, which had grown strongly until last year but then slowed to 1 per cent. “Brazil is powerful so they are very much a middle power, but a leader in Latin America.” The two will also discuss New Zealand’s bid for a seat on the Security Council in 2015 and Trade Minister Tim Groser’s campaign to head the World Trade Organisation. However, Brazil had its own candidate for that role, as did Mexico - another country Mr Key visited on his Latin American tour. Mr Key was also due to meet Ms Rousseff’s predecessor, Luiz Incio Lula da Silva, who was President from 2003 to 2011, last night. He said he was hoping to discuss the issues of the region with the former President, whom he had met before. “He’s a very engaging, very entertaining much-loved former President.” In the past, Brazil has accused Fonterra of dumping milk powder in the Brazilian market and imposed high tariffs and antidumping duties. Mr Key said that had no practical effect because New Zealand had not exported milk powder to Brazil since 2007. “It’s a reputational issue that we don’t like. They are not dumping milk powder in this market.” He said Brazil tended to produce all its milk locally, but the topic might be mentioned and Mr Groser would raise it with his counterpart. -APNZ

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Foundation are supporting it,” Brophy said. The play gets under way at 7.30pm on Thursday and tickets can be purchased at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

Racism claims split Grey Power His submission also calls on Auckland Council to hold a forum to make decisions about the Super City’s “optimum size and ethnicity”. Mr Rayner told the Herald he was not against immigration, but feared that its scale and speed was threatening to turn Auckland into “an Asian city” out of kilter with the rest of New Zealand. The vice-president of Grey Power’s central Auckland branch, David Shand, has taken strong issue with the submission and says the organisation “seems to have become a group of embittered old white people”.

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He has challenged Mr Rayner - who is part Maori - to define optimum ethnicity, calling it “a horrifying concept which would not be out of place in the apartheid era in South Africa”. Grey Power national president Roy Reid said he shared Mr Shand’s concern about the submission, which would be challenged by at least two other board members at a meeting in Auckland next week. He said he told Mr Rayner he thought part of the submission was racist, and he did not believe it reflected the views of the membership at large. “New Zealand is becoming a multi-racial society,” Mr Reid

said. “There’s going to be a mixture of people from all over the world and it is something we are going to have to learn to live with.” But Mr Rayner was sticking to his guns, saying he was offended by such criticism of his plea for Auckland to adopt some sort of population policy rather than accepting unprecedented changes to its size and ethnic makeup. Among the plan’s predictions is that Asian people will account for 30 per cent of Auckland’s population by 2021 - up from 19 per cent in the 2006 census and and 5.5 per cent in 1991. -APNZ

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Hostages said killed in Nigeria Britain, Italy and Greece have admitted a claim by a Nigerian Islamist group that it had killed seven foreign hostages appears to be true and have condemned the act as barbaric and coldblooded. At the weekend the Ansaru group announced the deaths of all the expatriates abducted from a construction site of Lebanese company Setraco on February 16 in Bauchi state in Nigeria’s north. Ansaru, considered an offshoot of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, backed up its claim with “screen captures of a forthcoming video showing the dead hostages”, SITE Intelligence Group said. “In the communique, the group stated that the attempts by the British and Nigerian gov-

ernments to rescue the hostages, and their alleged arrest and killing of people, forced it to carry out the execution,” SITE said. Nigerian police last month said the hostages were four Lebanese, one Briton, a Greek citizen and an Italian. A company official later said the Middle Eastern hostages included two Lebanese and two Syrians. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said all the hostages were “likely to have been killed” by their captors. “This was an act of cold-blooded murder, which I condemn in the strongest terms,” he said, expressing his determination to work with the Nigerian authorities “to hold the perpetrators of this heinous act to account, and to combat the terrorism which

so blights the lives of people in northern Nigeria and in the wider region”. The Italian foreign ministry in a statement branded it “a horrific act of terrorism for which there is no explanation except barbaric and blind violence”. “No military intervention to free the hostages was ever attempted by the interested government,” it said, adding the killings were “the aberrant expression of a hateful and intolerable fanaticism”. The Greek foreign ministry also said the “available information suggests that the Greek citizen abducted in Nigeria alongside six nationals of other countries is dead”. “Based on the information we have, there was no rescue operation,” it added.  – AFP

Christians protest in Pakistan Christians have demonstrated in cities around Pakistan after a Muslim mob torched more than 100 Christian homes following allegations of blasphemy. More than 3000 Muslims rampaged through Joseph Colony, a Christian area of the eastern city of Lahore, at the weekend after allegations that a Christian had made derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammed three days earlier. About 150 people have been arrested, police said, and

though no-one was killed the incident highlights the religious tensions affecting Pakistan as it prepares for an election expected in May, following a spate of deadly attacks on the minority Shi’ite Muslim community. Police and locals said a drunken row between two friends was the trigger for the allegations of blasphemy, a hugely sensitive issue in Pakistan, where 97 per cent of the population are Muslim and even unproven claims can spark public violence.

In Lahore yesterday Christians protesting over the attack and demanding greater protection clashed with police, who used batons and tear gas to disperse them after they blocked a busy road, senior police officer Abdul Ghaffar Qaisarani said. Multan Khan, the senior police official for the area of the attack, said the trouble began with a row between Christian man Sawan Masih and his Muslim friend Shahid Imran.   – AFP

• Quake hits PNG A 6.7-magnitude earthquake has struck Papua New Guinea but a tsunami warning has not been issued and seismologists say it’s unlikely to have caused any major damage. The quake hit yesterday 44km from Finschhafen in the New Britain region and 320km from the capital Port Moresby at a depth of 84km, the US Geological Survey reports. “No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data,” said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, which measured the quake at 20km deep.  – AFP

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The mummy Hatiay (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, 1550 to 1295 BC) being scanned in Cairo, Egypt, where it was found to have evidence of extensive vascular disease by CT scanning.

Heart disease around 4000 years ago Even without modern-day temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever study of mummies searching for the condition. Researchers say that suggests heart disease may be more a natural part of human ageing rather than being directly tied to contemporary risk factors like smoking, eating fatty foods and not exercising. CT scans of 137 mummies showed evidence of atherosclerosis, or hardened arteries, in one third of those examined, includ-

• ‘Mind the gap’ A widow’s wish to hear her late husband’s voice again has prompted London’s subway system to restore a 40-year-old recording of the subway’s famous “mind the gap” announcement. The Underground, also known as the Tube, tracked down the voice recording by Oswald Lawrence after his widow, Margaret McCollum, approached its staff and told them what it meant to her.   – AP

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arteries were older at the time of their death, around 43 versus 32 for those without the condition. In most cases, scientists couldn’t say whether the heart disease killed them. The study results were announced yesterday at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology in San Francisco and simultaneously published online in the journal Lancet. Thompson said he was surprised to see hardened arteries even in people like the ancient Aleutians who were presumed to have a healthy lifestyle as hunter-gatherers.  – AP

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ing those from ancient people believed to have healthy lifestyles. Atherosclerosis causes heart attacks and strokes. More than half of the mummies were from Egypt while the rest were from Peru, south-west America and the Aleutian islands in Alaska. The mummies were from about 3800BC to 1900AD. “Heart disease has been stalking mankind for over 4000 years all over the globe,” said Dr. Randall Thompson, a cardiologist at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City and the paper’s lead author. The mummies with clogged


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She was one of the better kept secrets of Sweden’s royal household: a commoner and divorcee whose relationship with Prince Bertil was seen as a threat to the Bernadotte dynasty. In a touching royal romance, Welsh-born Princess Lilian and her Bertil kept their love unofficial for decades and were both in their 60s when they finally received the king’s blessing to get married. Lilian died in her Stockholm home yesterday at age 97. Lilian suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and had been in poor health for several years. – AP






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Up to one million Kiwis may be eligible to sign up for a slice of a billion dollars in overcharged bank fees say the legal team behind a class action suit against New Zealand’s major banks. Auckland barrister Andrew Hooker, backed by Australian law firm Slater & Gordon and Australian litigation funders Litigation Lending Services yesterday afternoon revealed plans to take on the four Australian-owned banks – ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Westpac and Kiwibank. Hooker says the banks have been unfairly and illegally overcharging Kiwis for many years on transactions for overdrawn accounts, late credit card payments and bounced cheques.

these fees in the future. Hooker said he understood banks were a business and therefore had to make money but that had to be done in a fair and lawful way. There is no up front costs to those who register to join the class action but the firm funding the court case will have the right to take a 25 per cent commission of any money won back. The action follows that being taken in Australia where lawyers funded by IMF (Australia) are taking on 12 banks. Its case against the ANZ is being pursued while the others are on hold awaiting the outcome of the ANZ case. The legal action has been going since 2010. Hooker said a major win against

the ANZ was made in November when the High Court of Australia ruled that unfair bank fees could be considered penalties. The case is headed back to the Federal Court this year. Hooker said there was no publicly available information in New Zealand on how much banks were making from these fees, But the Reserve Bank in Australia kept data on the Australian banks and he estimated $6 billion in revenue was earned over the past six years by the banks charging exception fees. “We estimate in the last six years New Zealand banks charged Kiwis $1 billion of that.” The Commerce Commission took action on exception fees in 2010 and forced the banks to reduce their fees.

But Hooker said the move was just a “slap on the wrist” and the fees were still considerably high. “Fees have come down but not enough.” What fees are included? • Honour fees when there are insufficient funds in an account to meet a direct debit payment or cheque. The bank pays the money but then charges a fee. • Dishonour where a person is charged for going into overdraft which has not been previously arranged with the bank. • Late payment fees on a credit card. • What fees are not included in the court case. • Standard monthly account fees. • ATM fees. • Interest charges. – APNZ

Spanish protest unemployment Another rise in Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in dozens of Spanish cities yesterday to protest sky-high unemployment, what they say is the government’s inefficient handling of the economy and corruption scandals. Many protesters carried placards critical of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s ruling Popular Party, which is immersed in a corruption investigation centered on former treasurer Luis Barcenas and alleged under-the-table payments to party officials while in opposition. King Juan Carlos’ son-inlaw, Inaki Urdangarin, is also under investigation on suspicion of having embezzled several million dollars. Rallies were organised in Madrid and 60 other cities by 150 organisations including trade unions representing the construction, car and television industries as well as police and health services. Police estimated some 20,000 people marched in the north-eastern port city of Barcelona, but authorities did not have figures for a large rally held in Madrid. Unemployed protester Javier Alonso, 55, said the government’s labour reform policies were destroying


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A man carries a piece of cardboard with the portrait of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy decorated as a devil during a protest against austerity in Pamplona, northern Spain, yesterday. employment while not easing the country’s slide into recession. “All they have achieved is to give employers greater facilities to fire workers and us 50-year-olds have been

rewarded with cheap dismissals which have simply dumped us on the streets,” Alonso said. Spain’s unemployment rate is at a staggering 26 per cent


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He claims the banks have breached contract law by charging a fee that is higher than what it costs them when the payment defaults. The action will go back over six years. The group says bank customers are being charged around $15 every time they overdraw their accounts when they estimate it only costs the banks a few cents when the transaction occurs. Hooker said Kiwis could be paying up to $1500 more a year than they should be. “After they have taken the money is is up to the customer to fight them.” But few people would take their bank to court for $15, he said. “The banks rely on this.” Hooker said the action was also important to stop banks from taking

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and the economy is immersed in its second recession in three years, with many young graduates and qualified professionals emigrating to find jobs elsewhere.  – AP

New Zealanders spent more on furniture, appliances, food and liquor last month as electronic spending rose for the fifth consecutive month. Statistics New Zealand released figures yesterday showing the value of retail spending rose by 0.8 per cent from January to February, when adjusted for seasonal effects. “There was increased spending in half of the retail industries in February,” said Statistics NZ spokesperson Blair Cardno. This is the fifth month straight that card spending has increased, he said. “Most of this extra spending was on durables and consumables. Fuel was the only industry where there was a notable fall in spending.” The durables industry, which includes furniture, hardware, and appliance retailing, increased by $15 million (1.4 per cent). The consumables industry, including food and liquor retailing, rose by $9 million (0.6 per cent).

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New Zealanders spent $10 million less on fuel, which was a 1.5 per cent decline. Core retail, which excludes the motor vehicle-related industries, increased by 0.7 per cent in the month. Cardno said the rate of increase for the value of transactions in the total, retail, and core retail series have all strengthened in recent months. There were a total of 101 million transactions last month, with an average value of $54. The total amount spent across all transactions was $5.4 billion. ASB economist Christina Leung said the continued increase in consumables last month was likely to reflect the net migration inflows being seen in recent months. “Population growth tends to boost spending in the core retail categories, particularly consumables,” she said. The increase in house sales over the past year was underpinning a recovery in the durables sector, Leung said. Households tend to buy appliances and furniture to furnish their new houses.  – APNZ

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Swimming sports starts year off with a bang This year has started with a bang. First up was our swimming sports which was held at Ashburton Community Pool on February 14. It was a fantastic day with the students all dressing in their house colours.

Swimming results Results from the Ashburton Intermediate School’s 2013 swimming sports held at the Ashburton Community Pool on February 14:

Welcome to new and ‘old’ teachers This year we would like to welcome Kristina Sheppard to our staff. Mrs Sheppard has come to our school from Ashburton College and is teaching in Year 7. Jade Tonks (pictured left in red jacket) has also returned to our staff from teaching in Australia last year. Miss Tonks is teaching in 8/2.

10 YEAR BOYS’ FREESTYLE 1. Abe O’Donnell 28.22, 2. Jackson Winstone, 3. Sam Ross 11 YEAR BOYS’ FREESTYLE 1. Jared Scammell 22.40, 2. Max Watson, 3. Josh Giles 12 YEAR BOYS’ FREESTYLE 1. Matthew Clough 20.19, 2. Mitchel Prendergast, 3. Justin McKinon 10 YEAR BOYS’ BACKSTROKE 1. Abe O’Donnell 33.28, 2. Jackson Winstone, 3. William Barclay 11 YEAR BOYS’ BACKSTROKE 1. Jared Scammell 28.35, 2. Max Watson, 3. Marshall Bell 12 YEAR BOYS’ BACKSTROKE 1. Matthew Clough 23.50, 2. Mitchel Prendergast, 3. Justin McKinon 10 YEAR BOYS’ BREASTSTROKE 1. Abe O’Donnell 39.31. 11 YEAR BOYS’ BREASTSTROKE 1. Max Watson 31.34, 2. Jared Scammell, 3. Josh Giles 12 YEAR BOYS’ BREASTSTROKE 1. Matthew Clough 26.91, 2. Justin McKinon, 3. Mitchel Prendergast BOYS’ OPEN BUTTERFULY 1. Matthew Clough, 2. Max Watson, 3. Lachie Noonan. 10 YEAR GIRLS’ FREESTYLE 1. Loren Hay 25.47, 2. Georgia Hollings, 3. Samantha Arnold 11 YEAR GIRLS’ FREESTYLE 1. Alex Dunn 23.25, 2. Leigh Harrison, 3. Violet Eaton 12 YEAR GIRLS’ FREESTYLE 1. Bailey Tait 23.56, 2. Maggie Tarry, 3. Britney Moore 10 YEAR GIRLS’ BACKSTROKE 1. Georgia Hollings 32.80, 2. Loren Hay, 3. Danielle McArthur 11 YEAR GIRLS’ BACKSTROKE 1. Mollie Gibson 28.38, 2. Violet Eaton, 3. Alex Dunn 12 YEAR GIRLS’ BACKSTROKE 1. Maggie Tarry 26.28, 2. Bailey Tait, 3. Annabelle Lill 10 YEAR GIRLS’ BREASTSTROKE 1. Georgia Hollings 36.47, 2. Loren Hay, 3. Danielle McArthur 11 YEAR GIRLS’ BREASTSTROKE 1. Alex Dunn 30.65, 2. Maddy O’Connor, Violet Eaton 12 YEAR GIRLS’ BREASTSTROKE 1. Bailey Tait 31.16, 2. Maggie Tarry, 3. Taylor Mackenzie GIRLS’ OPEN BUTTERFLY 1. Bailey Tait, 2. Alex Dunn, 3. Violet Eaton. CLASS RELAYS Year 7: 1. 7/5, 2. 7/6, 3. 7/7. Year 8: 1. 8/3, 2. 8/2, 3. 8/1. HOUSE RELAYS Year 7: 1. Yellow, 2. Red, 3. Blue. Year 8: 1. Green, 2. Yellow, 3. Blue.


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Synlait Farms, doing the basics extraordinarily well Theatre sports, high-tech GPS trackers and a cow costume were all part of an innovative and interactive approach to sharing knowledge at the Lincoln University Foundation’s South Island Farmer of the Year 2012 winner’s field day last week. Canterbury-based dairy enterprise Synlait Farms, which won the 2012 competition, hosted approximately 150 visitors at their Robindale property at Te Pirita. It was an opportunity for the audience, which included a contingent of students from Lincoln University, to learn something of the innovation and entrepreneurial systems and methods used by Synlait Farms. Chief judge Bob Simpson said it was Synlait’s blend of family-based traditional farming practices with the very best of modern corporate innovation and management

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Survey reveals huge pasture investment In the past four years New Zealand farmers have sown enough new proprietary pasture seed to cover more than 1.5 million ha of land, new data shows. “That’s the equivalent of just over 6600 average sized dairy farms,” says Thomas Chin, general manager of the New Zealand Plant Breeding and Research Association. Based on tonnages of seed sold for the four years ending December 31, 2012, the data is a New Zealand first and reveals the colossal potential and effect of proprietary plant varieties on New Zealand farms. “What this clearly shows is that farmers are using well-bred, well researched, proven plant genetics to get the best out of their land and their animals,” Mr Chin says. The sales data covers proprietary ryegrass, clover, cocksfoot, tall fescue and lucerne seed and comes from NZPBRA member companies. Mr Chin says while specialist pasture options like fescue and lucerne have a solid market, proprietary ryegrass and white clover remain by

far the most planted species on New Zealand farms. Over 7300 tonnes of perennial, hybrid, Italian and annual ryegrass seed was sold last year alone, with nearly 650 tonnes of clover seed. Tall fescue totalled 217 tonnes, and lucerne 115 tonnes. Since 2009, total proprietary ryegrass seed sales have exceeded 29,300 tonnes which at an average sowing rate of 20 kg/ha is enough to cover just over 1.4 million ha, Mr Chin said. “Lucerne and fescue seed sales over the same period take that total to approximately 1.53 million ha. “Whichever way you look at it, there’s nothing like the vigor of new seed and good feed for millions of head of livestock.” Annually, the New Zealand seed industry produces around 115,000 tonnes of crops on 30,000 hectares. Total sales are estimated to be worth $450 million. Around 3200 New Zealanders are employed in the industry and $20 million is spent on research and development every year.

Market Price Trends Week beginning March 11, 2013

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in leading workshops, presenting examples of innovation and even dressing up in a cow costume as part of a role play of poor and good communication between managers and staff. The skit was to show how knowledgeable staff who know why things are done, rather than just being told to do them, are more productive, make fewer mistakes and stay longer. “The three Synlait founders, John Penno, Ben Dingle and myself come from farming families,” Maclean said, “and really that’s how we work at Synlait too”. Mr Todhunter said: “Synlait Farms have a focus on continuous improvement. The field day showcased how they do this and how they have embedded a culture of ongoing improvement through innovation in their business and people.”

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LAMB The latest export data shows that New Zealand exporters shipped 57 per cent more chilled lamb in January 2013 than in January 2012. This was largely due to a 75 per cent increase in volumes to the EU, which accounted for 84 per cent of New Zealand’s 7481 tonne total, lead by a big increase in volumes to the EU and France. This is in part driven by slightly better demand, but also because Easter is so early this year more of those shipments were pushed forward into January. The average value of these exports was $10.20/ kg, down 23 per cent from a year ago. In New Zealand, the lamb slaughter has surged, with 776,000 lambs slaughtered during the week ended March 2. That’s up 63 per cent on the same week last year and the highest for any week in nearly two years.

BEEF There has been some improvement in the US beef market in the past week. Snow and storms have had an impact on cattle slaughter and beef supplies, tightening the market slightly. US domestic cow meat prices have crept higher, as have import prices, despite the huge offerings out of New Zealand. It will likely be very difficult for exporters to push prices much higher until there is some sign of an end to the current run of cows through New Zealand’s plants, which may be a number of weeks away. On the other hand, bull meat has held on significantly better, with current prices only US5c/ lb shy of December’s record high. Most of New Zealand’s other major beef markets remain flat, although demand from China is reported to still be very good.

GRAIN Grain markets are still reasonably quiet, though there have been some bits and pieces trading mostly into the dairy market. Sales into the feed mills are very low as there is a preference for Australian wheat as New Zealand wheat is above import parity. The low dairy payout is not lending support to the more expensive grains which is resulting in huge demand for Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE). PKE prices rocketed up from below $300/tonne in February and rose over 20 per cent to $340/ tonne before spot sales stopped occurring due to tight supply. Currently only contracts are being honoured until there is more supply of PKE, meanwhile in-market prices in Malaysia have been raised by 15-16 per cent in March. A lot of maize silage is being cut currently mostly due to having to cut before moisture content gets too low. In Canterbury the harvest is progressing well, while heavy fogs and subsequent dews have at times lowered the length of time available for harvesting there is still harvesting going on virtually every day.

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Based on announced schedules with levies & charges deducted and published premiums included. For a valid comparison between the Islands, add $1.20 in Lamb and 7c/kg in Beef to the North Is values, because North Is Cos pay freight.

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ABOVE: One of the postcards we have bearing this image has on the back “The old chap wheeling the barrow used to sometimes wheel it upside down. When asked why he didn’t use it the other way up he said: ‘I did and they put something in it’.” RIGHT: Men from Ashburton’s Tuarangi Home all spruced up for a trip to a parade in town.

A gentle reminder of tougher times By Kathleen Stringer


ate last year I went home to Oamaru to attend the annual Victorian heritage festival. It was a great time. People came from throughout the country, as well as overseas, to spend up large, have lots of fun and learn a little along the way. The theme was Charles Dickens, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth. It was a fairly loose theme, but we had speakers and specific activities. One of my favourite events was the shindig. Usually we have a servants and swaggers dance, more low key than the grand ball and certainly less stressful if dancing is not your strong point. However, to fit in with the theme we had a workhouse social. As a piece of living history it was tops! We were greeted by the beadle

who screamed at us, demanding our entrance token (a reasonably priced ticket) and shown the way to the line for our bowls of gruel. It’s quite hard to eat gruel without a spoon and a tiny piece of bread but somehow I managed. A friend asked for a little salt and had a whole cup poured on her meal! Throughout the evening certain ‘misdeeds’ (such as dropping a knife, taking food without permission and laughing) were loudly berated by the warden and his wife. We were told to be grateful for every morsel we were given and that if we didn’t follow all the rules and act humble enough we’d be out in the cold. (Luckily, one of the servant wenches found the key to the larder and a large supper was had.) I loved it, but a few visitors took a while to figure out what was happening. Some Asian students, who obviously hadn’t

read Dickens, were a little frightened especially as they had come dressed for a ‘proper ball’. But it was a wonderful experience. The sad thing is that this ‘fun experience’ was reality for many in the not-too-distant past. We all have read, or seen, Dickens’ portrayal of the workhouses and orphanages of England and how hard life was. Entering the workhouse was the last resort – one had to prove you simply had nothing before you could enter. And if a husband fell on hard times, his whole family would be entered into the workhouse to work until they could get out – if disease didn’t kill them first. The old saying, that misery loves company, did not hold true for a workhouse family, which was split up and might only see each other at mealtimes, or shindigs such as ours. When the colonists came to New Zealand they were deter-

mined that this new country wouldn’t have poor or unfortunate (ill, injured or widowed and orphaned). However idealistic that may have been, one thing they were firm on was there would be no workhouses. Yet charitable aid was needed, and very soon after the first immigrants arrived, the first ‘benevolent’ shelters were prisons or, slightly later, hospitals. While many were funded by the government, many ‘refuges’ were funded by the community in the form of subscriptions. As subscribers, local fortunate men were allowed to decide who were deserving poor and who weren’t. Although not as bad as in Dickens’ time, New Zealand still treated those receiving aid roughly. A letter from the master of the old Tuarangi home in 1897 lists punishments (withholding tobacco or leave of absence) for such crimes as spitting on the floor,

being drunk, using bad language, wasting bread, or leaving the home without permission. In those days retirement wasn’t something everyone could look forward to. Inmates were expected to pull their weight be it working in the gardens, kitchen or even giving basic nursing assistance to fellow inmates. Men, once used to their independence, were regulated over such things as when to get up and when to go to bed, even when to go to town. Refusal meant expulsion, although for some living rough was preferable to being treated like a captive, always worrying about the day after today. People had a fear of misfortune. Those just above the poverty line feared that disasters might befall them – such as the breadwinner of a large family falling sick, failing in business or simply leaving. People might lose

their homes to fire, or become chronically ill. Children may be abandoned and the elderly, especially men, left with no money or support. We all enjoyed our night at the workhouse, in our well dressed shabbiness, with plenty of food and the surety of a warm place to stay when the dancing had finished. Few probably thought about

how this was a small insight into the world as our ancestors knew it. Thank goodness for the welfare system that we live in. It may have its problems but it is a much better time to be living in now than before. I’m not sure what the theme for this year’s festival will be but for a thought-provoking and educational experience Dickens will be hard to beat.

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Pretty with a purpose By Kathleen Stringer


nlike the fire screens we are familiar with, which cover the fire when not in use, or to prevent sparks ruining carpets, these screens protected the person in front of the fire. While a warming fire was just the thing on a cold night, often sitting too close meant one part of your body became overheated. A flat screen of metal or wood was employed to diffuse the heat, preventing legs and arms from becom-



ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) There’s good news today as Mars moves into your sign, giving you back your get-upand-go. You can be a self-starter once more, eager to take on new projects and get moving on those plans you’ve been hatching. But there may be a few hurdles to get through first, and you could be your own worst enemy if you try to hurry things when patience is needed.


TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) Duty may be calling but your mind may be somewhere else for much of the day. If you can get yourself to focus on the job in hand you’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish. Make a to-do list and feel the satisfaction as you tick off every one of your tasks. Meanwhile, romantic feelings and a desire to socialize may make for a pleasant evening.

ing ‘cooked’. Another problem with open fires concerned the ladies of the house. Their delicate faces, which all day were shielded from the sun by hats and parasols, had to be protected at night from the reddening caused by too much heat. Victorian households which lived by the mantra ‘more is more’ decided that such a functional item needed to be ornamental as well. Brass or gilded rods allowed the screen to be manoeuvred ‘just right’, and instead of boring flat screens, handcrafted banners were often

used. This served a double bonus of saving one’s face as well as giving the ladies something to do at night. For those who were visiting, or not employed in handcraft or reading, small hand-held fans were useful, especially if the fire was a little distant. The small round screen (right) is said to date from the 1840s. It is appliqué on black velvet and encased in glass. The second screen (left) is much later, probably from 1950s. It too is velvet (or velveteen) and has its cooling design painted on.

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GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) Your social life gets a boost from Mars, which might encourage you to network and make a habit of it. You may have all kinds of plans and ideas for social events to drum up support for various causes or simply to have a good time. Opportunities to date may also come up before the month is out and it’s also a good time to collaborate with like-minded people.

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) Your career may show fresh signs of life from today so be ready. If you have been distracted recently you’ll be ready to spring into action with renewed vitality. It helps to have goals into which to pour your newfound energy. Kick-start your progress by laying out a plan and following it. Connecting with other professionals in your field can help too.

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) It’s a good day for planning a break, as long as you aren’t too impulsive. Your gregarious and restless personality needs to be on the move and excited by what is happening in order to feel good. If emotions have been overwhelming and have bruised your spirit, a new dimension to life may make you feel like an explorer keen to go on an adventure.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) Joint financial affairs may get stirred up, which might encourage you to do something, especially if you’ve been hoping that one particular problem will go away by itself. Events may take a new turn, pushing you to confront whatever is facing you. Don’t wait - make a move. Your partner may be very understanding and helpful if you have something to share.

LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) Although you may feel uneasy or anxious concerning work or health issues, this may be due to fears of what might happen rather than what is happening. Face any problems head-on and you’ll clear up debilitating confusion. Mars detonates your relationships. They may burst into life from today, bringing renewed hope and optimism or some sparky exchanges!

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SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) You may decide to take your health more seriously as your lifestyle zone gets stirred up from now. Your enthusiasm may reach new highs, perhaps because you’re inspired to get your body into better trim. Start slowly and gradually increase as your strength and stamina improve. There may be a danger of burning yourself out if you don’t.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) While matters at home may continue to confuse, the movement of Mars into Aries and your romance and pleasure zone may wake you up and shake you into doing things that are fun for you and that you really enjoy. If you’re the sporty type you may want to take part in competitive games as a way to burn energy and get back your joie de vivre.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) It helps to have a good plan in place as today could be one of unsettling events or even a crisis on the home front. The move of Mars can stir up feelings that may have been pushed under the carpet recently but it can be harder to keep your counsel. Clearing the air may have a wonderful cathartic effect. A home improvement project can speed up.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) You may be encouraged to speak out concerning things you’ve held back. While this might not meet with universal approval it might be very beneficial to your health and wellbeing to vent your spleen. A periodic outburst of emotion can actually be good for an Air sign like you. Catching up with someone you haven’t heard from in some time can be fun.


PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) Your creative abilities are to the fore so allow your flair to flourish. The focus on your sign brings enlightening dreams. Listen to them. A lineup of planets heightens your intuition and brings inspiration from the deeps. You may not know why you feel moved to take action on an issue but the results should speak for themselves. Trust your instinct on this.


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LOOKING FOR A Central Today’s Invercargill HRC fields andPress formFeatures Ltd Invercargill H.R.C. Venue: Ascot Park Raceway Meeting Date: 12 Mar NZ 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 12.10pm (NZT) WANTED 100 PEOPLE MOBILE PACE $4500, 1 win mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 23476 Rock Of Tara (1) fr..............M Williamson (J) 2 64089 Sharpenuff (2) fr............................A Armour 3 04984 Bub’s Hanover (3) fr.......................B Barclay 4 70775 Over Glow (4) fr............................G Thomas 5 76477 Benihana (5) fr................................C Barron 2 12.35pm TO FORM A SYNDICATE TROT $4500, non winners trot, stand, 2200m 1 37847 Wazza Player (1) fr............................. G Lee 2 56085 Mr Mayfly (2) fr...................................A Beck 3 90885 Sea Spray Ronnie (3) fr......M Williamson (J) 4 0x980 Mississippi Dream (4) fr.................D Gordon 5 08300 Veecewah (5) fr................................. A Milne 6 66792 Midnight Music (6) fr.....................B Norman 7 42261 Gentle Georgia fr.......................... Scratched 8 00 Springfield Sarita (U1) fr.....................A Kyle 3 1.05pm TO RACE 2 PACERS MOBILE PACE $4500, 3yo non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 Odette Jaccka (1) fr.......................A Armour 2 One For The Road (2) fr............ J C Bennett 3 0600 Superior Elibye fr.......................... Scratched 4 8 Tang (3) fr.....................................T Williams 5 000 Doves Veecee (4) fr.........................B Morris 6 Nothingforthemedia (5) fr................B Shirley 7 9890 Happy Note (6) fr............................C Barron 8 73366 Master President (21) fr.....................A Beck 9 Jean Baptiste (22) fr......................B Barclay 10 523x Tommy’s Song (23) fr.......................J W Cox

11 909 Jade’s VC (24) fr.................................A Kyle 12 Jetrange (25) fr........................ N Williamson 4 1.30pm TO RACE 2 GALLOPERS FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE $4500, 2yo+ f&m non winners mob. pace, mobile, 1700m 1 Supreme Three (1) fr............ C Ferguson (J) 2 378 Shez Wicked (2) fr..........................C Barron 3 000 Solandra (3) fr.................................B Shirley 4 7x501 The Fickle Finger fr....................... Scratched

5 5x040 Dendera (4) fr........................................R Swain 6 Terribly Lucky (5) fr........................A Armour 7 Colleens Medley fr........................ Scratched 8 227x0 Jaspers Belle (21) fr......................G Thomas 9 986 Three Black (22) fr.........................B Barclay 10 79387 Fifi La Finn (23) fr..........................K Barclay 11 0x704 Newmans Jet (24) fr.................. J C Bennett 5 2.00pm TO RACE 2 GREYHOUNDS SPECIAL HANDICAP TROT $4500, 4yo+ 1 to 2 wins spechcp trot, stand, 2700m 1 66050 Sun Shine Whiz (1) fr.................. B McLellan 2 95660 Winfield Dougall (2) fr....................D Gordon 3 49539 Makarewa Lil fr............................. Scratched 4 17000 Tinted Light (3) fr...........................B Barclay 5 1487x Armbro Starlet (1) 10............... N Williamson 6 37187 Surreal Moment (2) 10........................ G Lee 7 28381 Annabelle Lindenny (3) 10..M Williamson (J) 8 11740 Three Strangers (4) 10.................B Norman 6 2.25pm EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MOBILE PACE $4500, 4yo+ non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 x4040 Real Faith (1) fr........................ N Williamson 2 58900 Hadrian (2) fr...................................K Larsen 3 00270 Little Einstein (3) fr..........................B Shirley 4 395xP Halfmoon Bay (4) fr..........................J W Cox 5 08x40 Fizz Bang (5) fr.......................S Walkinshaw 6 Jaccka Clubs (6) fr.........................A Armour 7 0700x Seldom Getit (7) fr............................. S Lock 8 Branch Rickey (21) fr........................ A Milne 9 07x00 Buonissimo (22) fr....................... B McLellan 7 2.55pm TRICODE@XTRA.CO.NZ MOBILE PACE $4500, 1 to 2 wins mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 0109x Islegetem (1) fr............................ B McLellan 2 61708 Matai Prince (2) fr............................. A Milne

3 0x00x Sonny Albert (3) fr............................. S Lock 4 60801 Double Oh Seven (4) fr............ N Williamson 5 76806 Hugo Seelster (5) fr............................ G Lee 6 62515 Not Sure (6) fr.....................M Williamson (J) 7 61680 Libby Jaccka (7) fr...........................J W Cox 8 33322 Franco Caliph (21) fr......................A Armour 8 3.31pm P O BOX 5023 INVERCARGILL PACE $4500, 3yo+ non winners pace, stand, 2200m 1 58645 One And Only (1) fr................S Walkinshaw 2 50 Caesagold (2) fr...............................R Swain 3 58540 Bryleigh Star (3) fr........................B Norman 4 67x7x Ella Mach (4) fr........................ N Williamson 5 72305 Clifton Venture (5) fr.........................J W Cox 6 30335 Chapel Lane (6) fr...........................K Larsen 7 59007 Occidental (7) fr..................M Williamson (J) 8 9x Highview Hero (8) fr................... J C Bennett 9 To The Max (9) fr............................C Barron 10 Rowan Delight (10) fr.....................B Barclay LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {} - Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down SELECTIONS Race 1: Rock Of Tara, Benihana, Bub’s Hanover, Over Glow Race 2: Veecewah, Midnight Music, Wazza Player, Sea Spray Ronnie Race 3: Tang, Tommy’s Song, Jetrange, Master President Race 4: Newmans Jet, Three Black, Dendera Race 5: Annabelle Lindenny, Armbro Starlet, Surreal Moment Race 6: Jaccka Clubs, Halfmoon Bay, Real Faith, Hadrian Race 7: Franco Caliph, Hugo Seelster, Not Sure, Islegetem Race 8: Highview Hero, Ella Mach, Chapel Lane, One And Only

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10.50 ONE News Tonight. (T) 11.20 The Closer.

12.15 Australian Druglords. (PGR, R, T) 1.15 Te Karere. (R) 1.40 BBC World – GMT With George Alagiah. 2.00 Impact with Mishal Husain. 3.30 HARDtalk. 4.00 Global With Jon Sopel. (G) 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere.


1 74127 Shyanne Jade nwtd......................... M Grant 2 83634 New Ingilltab nwtd P &...................B Conner 3 73223 Ziggy War Paint nwtd................. R Cockburn 4 37321 Ruby’s Girl nwtd.......................... R Hamilton 5 35334 Opawa Leighton nwtd......................R Breen 6 4125 Know Skill nwtd.............................. G Cleeve 7 13F3 Two Ways 18.79 J &........................D Fahey 8 58474 What A Dump 18.78 J &.........................May 9 77177 Ya Laughin’ nwtd M &........................Jopson 10 75357 Opawa Sir nwtd................................B Shaw 5 1.18pm BRIAN BAGLEY DRIVER LICENSING SPRINT C2, 310m 1 28637 Where’s John Cee 18.84................. M Grant 2 15151 Know Favours nwtd........................ G Cleeve 3 62115 Marmalade Skies 18.92.....................J Dunn 4 74822 Sea Spray Tich 18.93..................... R Casey 5 7668x Cosmic Bolero nwtd P &................B Conner 6 43762 Mighty Fortune nwtd P &...............B Conner 7 24231 Bugsy Bangles (c3) 18.45 J &.........D Fahey 8 55477 Thrilling Sadie nwtd......................... M Grant 9 85774 Wandy Destiny 19.09..................... G Cleeve 10 65566 Dittman nwtd......................................J Dunn 6 1.37pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS STAKES C2, 545m 1 33743 Noggin 33.03..................................... J Allen 2 43413 Spicy Bling nwtd C &....................D Roberts 3 78432 Gone Awol nwtd.........................J McInerney 4 22141 Jinja Power (c3) nwtd J &................D Fahey 5 43132 Homebush Chopper nwtd..........J McInerney 6 45313 Another Star nwtd......................J McInerney 7 25456 Homebush Violet (c1) 33.51......J McInerney 8 11212 False Step 33.16................................J Dunn 9 23156 Thrilling Jonah 32.75....................... M Grant 10 85178 Calm Spirit 33.00............................... J Allen 7 1.54pm SPEEDPRINT SHOP SPRINT C3, 310m 1 64147 Waimak Dave nwtd....................J McInerney 2 5574F Smash Dora 18.69........................... M Grant 3 11181 Dillmanstown 18.92............................J Dunn 4 2421F Smash Amy 18.86........................... M Grant 5 86537 Another Coffee 18.72.................J McInerney 6 65844 Anytime Will Do 19.03...............J McInerney


7 56784 But It’s Great 18.95....................J McInerney 11 3.06pm GREEN ISLAND SUPER LIQUOR SPRINT 8 877x7 Genista Lightnin 18.74 J &.....................May C4, 310m 9 11315 Wandy Grant 18.73........................ G Cleeve 1 56637 Cawbourne Dusty 18.49.................. M Grant 10 61584 Lynny Southcombe nwtd............J McInerney 2 43868 Iceberg Rapper 19.07...................... M Grant 8 2.13pm HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE ROBBIE SPRINT C1, 3 41241 Elki (c5) nwtd............................... M Roberts 310m 4 27684 Homebush Helen 18.58.............J McInerney 1 22324 Totally Confused nwtd....................... M Flipp 5 x2123 Fair Movin 18.57............................... M Flipp 2 55733 Star Gun 18.67 J &.................................May 6 11411 Go Housie (c5) 18.70.................... G Cleeve 3 48328 Winston Who nwtd.............................J Dunn 7 12334 Cawbourne Spear 18.84............J McInerney 4 73434 Noisy Leo nwtd..........................J McInerney 8 31574 New York Affair nwtd J &.........................May ACROSS DOWN 5 45214 Black Tank nwtd............................... M Grant Emergencies: 6 73878 Wandy Matt 18.91............................ M Grant 9 17577 Jennings 18.57 S &..........................Bonnett 1. Impishness (8) 2. Raider (7) 7 67273 Foggy Storm 19.01 J &...........................May 10 25235 Blickling Bridge 18.62 J &.......................May 5. Pain (4) 3. Interest (7) 26 MARCH C5, 310m 8 311F1 Go Alice 19.19............................... G Cleeve 12 3.24pm RACING AGAIN TUESDAY 9 72556 Wandy On In nwtd.......................D Kingston 9. Level (4) 4.Hart Amusement (13)McInerney 1 11365 Russell 18.30.....................J 10 57485 Miss Fit nwtd S &..............................Bonnett 2 11627 Matti Oah nwtd...........................J McInerney 10. Harsh (8) 6. Pharmacist (7) 9 2.32pm NZ RACING SERIES GRADUATION FINAL 3 33561 Waterhouse 18.75 J &............................May 11. Appended (5) 7. River-mouth (7) NZRSf, 545m 4 66728 Jonny Jet nwtd...................................J Dunn 1 23114 Bob’s Eye (c4) 33.20..................J McInerney (7) 5 72F62 Heza 8. Sensation 12. Facsimile Easy18.70 (6) P &............B Conner 2 23216 Know Peril (c3) 32.94.................... G Cleeve 6 33526 Rosca 18.15. ..............................J 13. Clearly (13) 13. Struggled (7) McInerney 3 21533 Opawa Webby (c2) nwtd L &.............. Wales 7 57142 Homebush Edith nwtd................J McInerney 18. Still (8) 14. Resolute (7) 4 11126 Stolen Money (c2) 32.92................ G Cleeve 8 51516 Cawbourne Catch 18.53................... M Flipp 5 11511 Wayleggo (c3) 32.99 J &.................D Fahey 19. Attack (4) Emergencies: 15. Footwear item (6) 6 23134 Opawa No Ear (c3) nwtd J &...........D Fahey 9 31237 Another Gon 18.41....................J McInerney Seepage Timid18.38 (7) J &....................May 7 21233 Opawa Style (c4) 32.98 L 20. &................ Wales (7) 10 14535 Sorry16. Vanderford 21. Sham (5) 17. SELECTIONS Ease (7) 8 41221 Pukeko Flyer (c4) 32.77.................... B Eade 9 34317 Opawa Swede (c3) nwtd J22. &...........D Fahey (4)Race 1: Know Mandate, Dynamic Black, Bee Ostee, Massage Only Obligation 10 28454 Know Honour (c2) nwtd................. G Cleeve 2: False Notion (c1), Opawa Royal, Poised Boy, Shavenia 23. Certified (8) Race 10 2.49pm LESLEY & JOHN’S ANNIVERSARY STAKES Race 3: Laudable, Criniti’s, Glenn Is Goodesy, Opawa Casper C4/5, 545m Race 4: Two Ways, Shyanne Jade, Ziggy War Paint, What A Dump 1 87537 No Undies Sundy 33.16.............J McInerney SOLUTIONS PUZZLE 12,139 Race TO 5: Bugsy Bangles (c3),No Marmalade Skies, Know Favours 2 35335 Geoff The Ref 32.25 A &....................Seque Race 6: False Step, Jinja Power (c3), Spicy Bling, Noggin Across: 1 Deduct; 4 Scared; 9 Remonstration; 10 Will Do 3 36171 Threat 32.74 J &..............................D Fahey Race 7: Dillmanstown, Smash Dora, Smash Amy, Anytime 4 16114 Wild Grove 33.09 J &.......................D Convert; Fahey 11 Rabid; Study; 14Gun, Adore; 18 Trail; 19Who Race12 8: Go Alice, Star Totally Confused, Winston 5 43712 Flying Moe (c4) nwtd........................B Race 9: Wayleggo, Stolen Money, Bob’s Eye (c4), Pukeko Flyer Torment; Shaw 21 Unintelligent; 22 Greedy; 23 Mettle. 6 42255 Finn McMissile 33.00.......................L Philips Race 10: Threat, Wild Grove, No Undies Sundy, Geoff6The Ref Down: 1 Direct; 2 Demonstrative; 3 Canoe; 5 Charred; 7 67644 Ultimate Dream (c4) 32.74.......... M Roberts Race 11: Elki (c5), Go Housie (c5), Fair Movin, Cawbourne Spear Reimbursement; 7 Denude; 8 State; 13 Deleted; 15 Catch 8 23713 Wandy Pam (c4) nwtd..................D Kingston Race 12: Russell Hart, Jonny Jet, Matti Oah, Cawbourne 9 56223 Magic Lass (c4) nwtd C &............D Strung; Roberts 16 Stale; 17LEGEND: Statue; 20 Raise. fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd 10 45421 Magic Maggie 32.29 C &..............D Roberts First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Hi-5. (G, R, T) 7.00 Pinky And Perky. (G, R, T) 7.30 Back At The Barnyard. (G, R, T) 7.55 Ben 10: Omniverse. (G, T) 8.20 Dinosaur Train. (G, R, T)

3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 12.00 3 News. 12.30 Home And Away. (G, R,

6.00 8.30 10.30 11.30

8.30 Guess How Much I Love You. (G, T) 8.45 Fireman Sam. (G, R, T) 8.55 Bird Bath. (G, R, T) 9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 Spin City. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Desperate Housewives. (AO, R, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.00 Anderson Live. 3.00 Buzzy Bee And Friends. (G, T) 3.05 Everything’s Rosie. (G, T) 3.20 Mike The Knight. (G, T) 3.30 The Penguins Of Madagascar. (G, T) 4.00 H2o Just Add Water. (G, R, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. 5.00 Horace In Slow Motion. (G, R) 5.01 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R) 5.30 8 Simple Rules. (G, R, T)


1.00 Dr Phil. (AO) 2.00 The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) Dr Oz answers the craziest questions about your quirks, anxieties and compulsions. 3.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. (G) 4.00 Rachael Ray. (G) Professional organiser Peter Walsh shows how to maintain a tidy fridge and three factory workers receive makeovers. 5.00 Entertainment Tonight. 5.30 Home And Away. (G, T)

6.00 Friends. (G, R, T) 6.30 Neighbours. (T) 7.00 Shortland Street.

6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 6.30 The Crowd Goes Wild.

opportunity to win up to $200,000 each night. 5.30 Prime News. Deal Or No Deal. (G) Millionaire: Hot Seat. The Crowd Goes Wild. 60 Minutes. (G, R) Keeping you up to date with the latest from around the country and the globe. 8.30 FILM: Tango & Cash. (1989, AO, R) Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, James Hong. Two rival cops serve time in jail after being framed by an underworld crime boss. 10.35 The Crowd Goes Wild.

11.10 Underbelly: The Golden Mile. (AO, R, T) 12.10 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Infomercials. (G)

12.05 Home Shopping. (G) 1.35 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.05 Home Shopping. (G)

(PGR, T)

6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30

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11.05 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G)

FOUR 6.00 Sesame Street. (R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV. (R) 7.30 Avatar. 7.55 George Of The Jungle. 8.20 Care Bears: Welcome To Care-A-Lot. 8.40 HUMF. 8.50 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.00 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.10 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.20 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 9.45 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion. (G, R) 9.55 Infomercials. 2.00 Sesame Street. (G) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. 6.00 Everybody Hates Chris. (G, R)

6.30 Futurama. (G, R) Zap leads a military strike on the anomaly, and a heartbroken Fry decides to leave the Universe. 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) Marge attempts to hide the annual chilli cook-off from Homer who has earned a reputation for having a fireproof stomach. 7.30 America’s Next Top Model: College Edition. (PGR) The

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models travel to Jamaica, where they participate in a dance challenge. 8.30 FILM: Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. (2000, PGR, R) Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Larry Miller, John Ales. A fat professor discovers that his slim but unpleasant alter ego has become a separate person, threatening his marriage plans. 10.45 The Real Housewives Of New York City. (PGR, R) As the summer winds down, LuAnn helps Victoria get ready for boarding school. 11.45 Entertainment Tonight. (G)

sky sPORt 1 6.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Blues v Bulls. Replay. 8.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Stormers v Chiefs. Replay. 10.00 Darts. Premier League. Night Five. Replay. 1.00 Golf. WGC Cadillac Championship. Round Four. Highlights. 2.00 Softball. ISF Mens World Championships. Day Three. Highlights. 2.30 Tenpin Bowling. Weber Cup. Highlights. 3.30 Investec Super Rugby Review. 4.30 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Stormers v Chiefs. Highlights. 5.30 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Blues v Bulls. From Eden Park, Auckland. Highlights. 6.30 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Hurricanes v Crusaders. From Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Replay. 8.30 Reunion. 9.30 Super Rugby Fan Zone. 11.30 Sky ARENA Access. 12.00 Fight Night On SKY. 2.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Kings v Sharks. From Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth. Replay. 4.00 Basketball. NBL. Melbourne Tigers v NZ Breakers. Replay.

DOWN 2. Vegetable (5) 3. Model (7) 4. Diminish (6) 5. Vestige (5) 6. Interpretation (7) 7. Unmoved (4-7) 8. Autonomous (11) 14. Cakes (7) 16. Chorus (7) 17. Recover (6) 19. Elbow (5) 21. Wind (5)

SOLUTIONS TO PUZZLE No 12,140 Across: 1 Mischief; 5 Ache; 9 Even; 10 Strident; 11 Added; 12 Replica; 13 Transparently; 18 Stagnant; 19 Raid; 20 Leakage; 21 Bogus; 22 Duty; 23 Attested. Down: 2 Invader; 3 Concern; 4 Entertainment; 6 Chemist; 7 Estuary; 8 Simple; 13 Tussled; 14 Adamant; 15 Sandal; 16 Nervous; 17 Leisure.

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Movie Greats, 6.30pm (G, R) Salesman Chris Gardner (Will 7.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Smith) has fallen on hard times. His 7.30 Home Shopping. (G) shrewish wife (Thandie Newton) has 12.00 The Doctors. (G) just left him and his son. Though he 1.00 The Jeff Probst Show. (G) looks out for the count, Chris’s heart, 2.05 All Saints. (PGR, R) determination and brains will see him 3.00 Stargate Universe. climb out of the depths of despair. (PGR, R) The crew How? That’s the inspiring part of this encounters a ship, similar in ancient design “American Dream”-themed drama, Destiny, whichPress may Features ©toprovide Central based on a true story, which shows the means to how perseverance, a gift for maths return to Earth. and a Rubik’s cube can make you a 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) fortune. In his no-frills approach to 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) the subject of poverty, Italian director Game show hosted by Gabriele Muccino makes a winning Andrew O’Keefe that fist of Gardner’s desperate plight. gives contestants the

6.00 3 News. 7.00 Campbell Live. 7.30 Modern Family. (PGR, T) Jay and Gloria hold a yard sale. 8.00 Go On. (PGR) 8.30 NCIS. (AO, T) Gibbs teams up with FBI agent T.C. Fornell on a joint investigation when Fornell becomes the target of a shooting. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (AO, T) The team investigates a heist executed by gunmen wearing costumes that could directly impact the US economy. 10.30 Nightline.

7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (T) 8.40 Revenge. (AO, T) The ties that bind Victoria and Conrad are tested as they reaffirm their loyalties. 9.40 Rookie Blue. (AO, T) 10.40 Fringe. (T) The Fringe Team responds to recent devastating events by going on the offensive. 11.40 The Mentalist. (AO, R, T) The CBI team travel to a resort town to find out who murdered a police chief. 12.40 Embarrassing Teenage Bodies. (AO, R, T) 1.40 Infomercials. 2.45 Rizzoli & Isles. (AO, R, T) 3.30 Secret Life Of The American Teenager. (PGR, R) 4.15 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (R) 5.30 Infomercials.


ACROSS 1. Collaborative (11) 9. Left out (7) 10. Pinafore (5) 11. Dullard (5) 12. Rift (7) 13. Motor (6) 15. Cower (6) 18. Train (7) 20. Foul (5) 22. Antelope (5) 23. Exhilaration (7) 24. Annihilate (11)

6.00 NYPD Blue. (M) 6.50 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.15 Pawn Stars. (PG) 7.40 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 8.05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 8.55 24. (M) 9.50 Law & Order. (M) 10.40 NCIS. (PG) 11.35 CSI: New York. (M) 12.25 CSI: New York. (M) 1.15 NYPD Blue. (M) 2.10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 2.35 Cash Cab. (PG) 3.05 24. (M) 4.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 4.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 5.00 Law & Order. (M) 6.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos.


6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.20

The Simpsons. (PG) Pawn Stars. (PG) NCIS. (PG) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) Criss Angel Mindfreak. (M) Law & Order. (M) NCIS. (PG) 24. (M) America’s Funniest Home Videos.

1.45 2.10 3.05 3.55 4.45 5.35

Cash Cab USA. (PG) NYPD Blue. (M) Criss Angel Mindfreak. (M) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 24. (M) Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG)


sky sPORt 2 6.00 6.30 7.30 8.00 9.00 9.30 11.30 12.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.30 2.00 4.00

Crowd Goes Wild. Golf. WGC Cadillac Championship. A-League Highlights Show. Premier League Review. Football League Show. Soccer. A-League. Melbourne Heart v Adelaide United. Replay. Crowd Goes Wild. Basketball. NBL. Melbourne Tigers v NZ Breakers. Replay. Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Blues v Bulls. Highlights. Motorsport. FIA World Rally Championship. Mexico Day Three. Highlights. Cycling. Paris-Nice. Highlights. Softball. ISF Mens World Championships. Final. Replay. The Dirt. Dumbest Stuff On Wheels. Crowd Goes Wild. Sky ARENA Access. Fight Night On SKY. The Ultimate Fighter: Aussie v UK. Golf Central. Golf. WGC Cadillac Championship. Round Four. Highlights. Crowd Goes Wild. Soccer. English Premier League. Manchester City v Wigan Athletic. Replay. Soccer. English Premier League. Fulham v Chelsea. Replay.

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7.05 Soul Surfer. (2011, PG) 8.55 Tamara Drewe. (2010, M) Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans. 10.45 Hereafter. (2010, M) Matt Damon, C?cile De France, Bryce Dallas Howard. 12.55 Our Idiot Brother. (2011, M) Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks. 2.25 Making Of Safe House. (2012, M). 2.45 Courageous. (2011, M) Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel. 4.55 Take Me Home Tonight. (2011, 16) Topher Grace, Dan Fogler. 6.35 The Debt. (2010, 16) Helen Mirren. Three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them. 8.30 Hall Pass. (2011, 16) Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis. When Rick and Fred show signs of restlessness at home, their wives grant them a hall pass, one week of freedom to do whatever they want. no questions asked. 10.20 The Rum Diary. (2011, M) Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi. 12.20 Take Me Home Tonight. (2011, 16) Topher Grace, Dan Fogler. 2.00 Hall Pass. (2011, 16) Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis. 3.45 Laid To Rest. (2009, 18) Bobbi Sue Luther, Nick Principe. 5.15 Biography: Jack Black. (2008, PG).

8.00 The Godfather. (1972, 16) Al Pacino, Marlon Brando. 10.55 Circle Of Friends. (1995, M) Minnie Driver, Chris O’Donnell. 12.35 Hostage. (2005, 16) Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak. 2.30 The World’s Fastest Indian. (2006, PG) Anthony Hopkins. 4.40 Pitch Black. (2000, M) Vin Diesel, Cole Hauser. 6.30 The Pursuit Of Happyness. (2006, M) Will Smith, Jaden Smith. A struggling single father risks everything by embarking on an unpaid internship in a highly competitive stocker brokerage firm. 2006. 8.30 Pearl Harbor. (2001, M) Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale. Pearl Harbor vividly evokes an era of American innocence and the explosive moment that abruptly ended it. 2001. 11.35 The Bourne Identity. (2002, M) Matt Damon. 1.35 Pitch Black. (2000, M) Vin Diesel, Cole Hauser. 3.20 The Pursuit Of Happyness. (2006, M) Will Smith, Jaden Smith. 5.15 Pearl Harbor. (2001, M) Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale.

DIsCOVeRy 6.30 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.30 1.30 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.30 5.30 7.30

Dirty Jobs. (PG) American Loggers. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) Magic Of Science. (PG) Auction Kings. (PG) MythBusters. (PG) Deadly Sins. (M) A Haunting. (M) Auction Kings. (PG) Auction Hunters. (PG) American Loggers. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Yukon Men. (M) River Monsters With Jeremy Wade.


8.30 Combat Countdown. (PG) Ultimate Firepower. On the battlefield the difference between winning and losing often comes down to firepower. In this episode, we showcase the heaviest hitting military hardware on the planet. 9.30 Abalone Wars. (PG) 10.30 American Gangs. (M) 11.30 Cold Blood. (M) 12.30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) 1.30 American Loggers. (PG) 2.30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade.


3.30 Combat Countdown. (PG) 4.30 Abalone Wars. (PG) 5.30 American Gangs. (M)

KEY: T Teletext R Repeat S Stereo P Premiere F Final RATINGS: G General exhibition PG Parental guidance recommended M Suitable for mature audiences AO Adults only 16 Approved for persons 16 and over 18 Approved for persons 18 and over c Content may offend l Language may offend s Sexual content may offend v contains violence

shINe 6.00 Days of Wonder: Jarrod Cooper 6.30 Precious Word of Truth 7.00 From Aardvark to Zucchini 7.30 3-2-1 Penguins! 8.00 That’s Amazing 8.30 Word For You 9.00 Living Truth: Charles Price 10.00 The Family Series 10.30 Days of Wonder: Jarrod Cooper 11.00 Facing the Canon 11.30 The Way of the Master 12.00 Word For You 12.30 Enjoying Everyday Life 1.00 The 700 Club 1.30 The Family Series 2.00 Precious Memories 2.30 Why Dig That Up? 3.00 From Aardvark to Zucchini 3.30 3-2-1 Penguins! 4.00 That’s Amazing 4.30 Life FM presents 5.00 TheDRIVEtv 5.30 The Way of the Master 6.00 Hearts Wide Open 6.30 Destined to Reign 7.00 The 700 Club 7.30 From Heartache to Hope 8.00 Precious Memories 8.30 Christian World News 9.00 The Easter Experience 9.30 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 10.00 Word For You 10.30 The 700 Club 11.00 Days of Wonder: Jarrod Cooper 11.30 Hearts Wide Open 12.00 From Heartache to Hope 12.30 Why Dig That Up? 1.00 The Family Series 1.30 Precious Memories 2.00 Living Truth: Charles Price 3.00 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 3.30 Christian World News 4.00 From Heartache to Hope 4.30 The Easter Experience 5.00 Hearts Wide Open 5.30 Word For You

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Schedule will test Breakers By Kris Shannon Now the formalities are complete and the Breakers have clinched a third straight ANBL minor premiership, it’s time to get back to business. The two-time defending champions earned their 15th consecutive victory on Sunday and now face two final games to bring to an end a regular season that has been akin to a procession. After that, the real work begins. Having secured the use of Vector Arena, the Breakers will start the defence of their title at the downtown venue on Thursday, March 28, before travelling to an as-yet unknown destination for game two of the semi-final series that weekend. Any one of six teams could still sneak into fourth spot and earn a date with the Breakers, with the timing of the second game contingent on the identity of the opponent. If a deciding third game is required - as has been the case for all four of the Breakers’ playoff series the last two seasons - it will be back at Vector Arena early the following week, probably on Wednesday. Breakers general manager Richard Clarke said the condensed schedule was borne out of the league’s desire to maximise existing broadcasting spots during a period in which all four of Australia’s football codes will be active. He also confirmed the grand final series would follow a similarly abbreviated format. Game one would be at Vector Arena, potentially on Sunday, April 7, with game

NBA results Collated NBA results and standings yesterday (home team in CAPS): OKLAHOMA CITY TH 91 Boston Celtics 79 L.A. LAKERS 90 Chicago Bulls 81 TORONTO RAPTORS 100 Cleveland Cavs 96 ORLANDO MAGIC 99 Philadelphia 76ers 91 MIAMI HEAT 105 Indiana Pacers 91 SACRAMENTO KINGS 113 Milwaukee Bucks 115 NEW ORLEANS HORNETS 98 Portland T Blazers 96 MINNESOTA T-WOLVES 77 Dallas Mavericks 100 L.A. CLIPPERS 129 Detroit Pistons 97

Bowls Allenton Bowling Club Friday Triples    March 8 1st Charlie Leech, Mike Quinn and Des Prendergast 3 wins 17 ends 29 points. 2nd Ken Butterick, Ian Blackwood and Owen Gray 3 wins 16 ends 41 points. 3rd Bruce White, Bob Holdom and Sandra Holdom 3 wins 15 ends 33 points Progressive Pairs    March 9 (Leads) 1st Robbie Knox 2 wins 1 loss +12. 2nd Stephen Doak 2 wins 1 loss +11. (Skips) 1st Tom Sutton 3 wins. 2nd Neil Sharplin 2 wins 1 draw.

Ashburton Bowling Club Harry Lee Drawn Fours March 5 1st Des Prendergast, Alistair Waddell, Owen Gray and Ollie Collins. 3 wins 14 ends 30 pts.  2nd Graham Taylor, Noeline MacKenzie, Pat Feeney and Barry O’Sullivan 2 wins 10 ends 22 points. 3rd. Trevor Watson, Bill Hunter, Jim McIntyre and Anne Stroud, 2 wins 10 ends 17 points.

Bridge Ashburton Bridge Club Results for week ending 8th March Monday Evening – Flaxmere Trophy N/S 1 H Blee and P Jowers 2 H Briggs and A van Dyk 3 A Gudsell and J Lovett E/W 1 B Blair and M Bruce 2 Jan Johnson and P Scott 3 S and A Harris Tuesday Evening – Robinson Salver N/S 1 M Holmes and R McLaughlin 2 T and P Downward, 3 E Taylor and A Wright E/W 1 M Holdaway  and J Rooney, 2 V Ferrier and M Small  3 B McIlraith and Judith Penney Wednesday Afternoon - Individual Ladder N/S 1 V Palmer and M Stowell, 2 M Buckland and J Edmond, 3 B Macaulay  and R McLaughlin E/W 1 A Maude and I Taylor, 2 R Kyle and  K Robb, 3 L Rose  and B Smith Thursday Evening – 2 Round Duplicate N/S 1 R Brownlie and T Mills 2 W Kolkman and J Rooney. 3 P and T Downward E/W 1 J Fechney and  B Smith. 2 A Lysaght and M Small 3 M Muir and V Palmer

Cricket Lauriston Cricket Club March 9 3rd Grade

Lauriston 198 all out Carlin Koford 51, Caleb Early 33, Sean McCormick 28 Ashburton College Red 60 all out (Michael Hampton 2/4. Thomas Henderson 3/8) Player of the day, Liam Begg 1/5, Thomas Henderson 3/8 both for playing a 2nd game for the day. 5th Grade Lauriston 107/7 L Begg 20, G Smith 18, B Innes 17 Methven 137/8 A Anderson 4/22 Player of the day, whole team.

Football FA Cup 6th round FA Cup results yesterday Manchester United 2 (Hernandez 5, Rooney 11) Chelsea 2 (Hazard 59, Ramires 68) Millwall 0 Blackburn Rovers 0 Manchester City 5 Barnsley 0 Everton 0 Wigan Athletic 3 (Winners advance to semi-finals)

English Premier League English Premier League results Liverpool 3 (Suarez 21, Downing 66, Gerrard 82 pen) Tottenham Hotspur 2 (Vertonghen 45, 53) Newcastle United 2 (Cabaye 72, Cisse 90+2) Stoke City 1 (Walters 67 pen)

Scottish Premier League Scottish Premier League results and standings Hibernian 0 Hearts 0 St Mirren 0 Dundee Utd 0 St. Johnstone 2 Kilmarnock 0 Aberdeen 0 Motherwell 0 Dundee 1 Inverness CT 1 Ross County 3 Glasgow Celtic 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts Glasgow Celtic 30 19 5 6 70 26 62 Motherwell 30 13 8 9 47 40 47 Ross County 30 11 12 7 39 36 45 Inverness CT 30 10 14 6 54 47 44 St. Johnstone 31 11 11 9 38 37 44 Hibernian 30 10 10 10 38 38 40 Dundee Utd 30 9 12 9 45 50 39 Kilmarnock 30 9 11 10 44 40 38 Aberdeen 30 9 11 10 33 36 38 Hearts 31 8 10 13 30 41 34 St Mirren 30 8 9 13 36 47 33 Dundee 30 4 7 19 19 55 19 Leading goalscorers: 19: Billy McKay (Inverness CT), Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian), Michael Higdon (Motherwell) 16: Niall McGinn (Aberdeen) 15: Gary Hooper (Glasgow Celtic) 13: Johnny Russell (Dundee Utd) 12: Steven Thompson (St Mirren) 10: Jamie Murphy (Motherwell)9: Andrew Shinnie (Inverness CT), Cillian Sheridan (Kilmarnock), Jon Daly (Dundee Utd), Paul Heffernan (Kilmarnock)


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Turton Green Pro-Am March 8 Professionals: 1st Peter Fowler 64 (equal course record), 2nd Kym Olsen 67, 3rd Lucien Tinkler 68, 4th Garth Domigan 69. Amateur Teams: 1st by lot Karen McRae, Grant Smith Steve Kircher with Larry Canning 93pts; 2nd The Turton Green team of Gavin and Mark Douglas, Andrew Tindall with Peter Fowler 93pts;

A disastrous start for South Canterbury had them on the back foot in their Hawke Cup challenge against Bay of Plenty at the weekend. South Canterbury sensationally lost three wickets in the second over the match to be 0/3 start on their way to a below par 135. Bay of Plenty overtook South Canterbury still only one down on their way to 323 all out for a lead of 188. South Canterbury got off to a far better start second time around getting through to 270, setting the Bay 83 to win. There was a glimpse of hope at 64/5 but the hosts held on to retain the Hawke Cup by five wickets.

• More players wanted Mid Canterbury Football is looking for players for its local junior leagues. The club is planning games at the Ashburton Domain on Saturday mornings for 10th, 12th and 14th graders, as well as skills-based programmes for younger players (4-6 years). Players wanting to register should go the Mid Canterbury Football website and download a registration form. The local competition starts with fun football days on April 6 and 13, before the competition gets under way at the start of May.

Megan Harrison, 9, works on her ball skills at the third Fun Sticks coaching session at the Ashburton Hockey Turf yesterday. Fun Sticks Hockey introduces basic hockey skills to the junior players through game-based activities, with a fourth and final session tomorrow. The fun sticks sessions are to get the juniors up to speed for the Small Sticks Inter-School Tournament on Monday and Tuesday next week. Mid Canterbury Hockey is also offering four weeks of summer hockey with grades from Year 3 right through to open grades, starting on March 26. The Tuesday night six a-side hockey will feature a no hitting the ball rule, only pushing and sweep hitting are allowed.

• Sharland to return The New Zealand women’s hockey side will be boosted by the return of captain Kayla Sharland when they host backto-back four nations tournaments next month. The Black Sticks will welcome Argentina, Korea and the United States to these shores for the tournaments. - APNZ

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3rd by lot Jack Allen, Steve Cross and Gary Hunt with Martin Webber 92 pts; 4th by lot Marilyn Cross, Trish Corbett, Jan Clucas with Craig Owen 92 pts; 5th The Bruce McIlroy team of Brian Nuttall, Ross Chatterton, Grant Russell with Lucien Tinkler 92pts; 6th The Turton Green team of Matt Fine, Greg King, Tony Douglas with Rodger Davis 91 pts by lot from The Jennian Homes team of Sally Smith Bev Sutherland., Marion Wederell with Garth Domigan. Nearest The Pins: #4 Jan Clucas, #8 Gary Hunt, #12 Don Lake #14 Warren Leslie On The Green Draws: #4 Andrew Tindall, #8 Mark Douglas, #12 Bruce Rickard, #14 Dave Curry. Twos and Eagles: Mark Milner, Steve King, Don Lake (2), Warren Leslie, Dave Curry, Mark Douglas, Matt Fine 2at #4 and eagle at 13, Nigel Heney 2 at 14 and eagle 2 at 11, Robbie Bell at 7, Steve Cross at 11. Final Championships Qualifying Round March 9 Senior: Robbie Bell net 68; Intermediate: Bob Grant 68; Junior A: Stuart Bennett 70; Junior B Ray Welsh 73. Other scores Paul Greer 69, Gordon Crawford 70, Daniel Green, Kevin Smith, Steve Stratford and Paul May all 71; Jordan Green, Dave Hewitt and John McArthur all 72; Owen Miller 73 on c/b The winner of the Patterson Trophy for the best 2 round gross score was Robbie Bell. The winner of the Cavillo Trophy for best morning net aggregate was Gordon Crawford with 214. The winner of The Captain’s Trophy for the best net aggregate overall was Paul Greer with 209. Nett Eagles: #2 Birdy Jackpot: #15 Nearest The Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: Owen Miller, Braided Rivers: Kevin Smith, Rothburys Insurance: Christo Steyn, Netherby Meats: Paul May, Blue Pub (Longest Putt): Dave Hewitt, Rob-illiards (Nearest pin #18): Steve Stratford. Twos: Kevin Turner, Jordan Green, Kevin Smith, Matt Smith, Bob Grant, Owen Miller, Gordon Crawford and John McArthur.

Mayfield Golf Club March 10 Tinwald v Mayfield – Mayfield retained the trophy Winners: Tinwald 31.27; Mayfield 33.15 Men: Kerry Read 44 points, Legs Anderson 41, Peter Marshall 39, Paul Hefford, Bill Allan, Ian Hopping 38, Tony Sheppard, Jack Allan, John Sim, Wayne Blair 37, John Smitheram 36. Ladies: Jan Clucas 32 points Nearest Pins: Aon Insurance Brokers No 2: P.K.; Bayleys Real Estate No 11: Tim Hoban; Marilyn Cross Property Brokers No 5: Peter Marshall; National Bank No 14: Bill Allan; ATS 2nd Shot No 9 and No 18: John Smitheram. Two’s: Legs Anderson, Peter Marshall, Paul Hefford, Kevin Bishop, P.K., Chris Hart, A. Pierce, Bill Allan, Tim Hoban, Tony Neilson. Ash Vegas Player of the Day: Kerry Read 75-11-64

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two pencilled in for the following Friday. Game three is where it gets tricky, especially if the form guide holds true and Perth set up a grand final rematch against their great rivals. With the seasondefining contest likely set for Sunday, April 14 back in Auckland, there would be just two days and a whole lot of air miles between the final games. The schedule would require both teams to complete the trek from Western Australia on Saturday before backing up in the biggest game of the campaign the following day. When contrasted with last season - with the teams allowed four days to complete the 5000km journey - it is a demanding itinerary and one which will test the wear and tear on the players’ bodies after a 28-game regular season. Knowing the challenge that stands between his team and becoming the second side in the competition’s history to claim a three-peat of championships, it must be tempting for Andrej Lemanis to rest his charges in the final fortnight. But he insisted last week the Breakers would not ease off in the home stretch and the final pair of games - against Melbourne and Perth - would be used to maintain a winning rhythm. The Breakers sat several players in the final hit-out of the last campaign and paid the price when they were rolled by Townsville to begin the postseason. A similar situation happened the year before and, although both defeats were overcome, the Breakers are determined that particular piece of history will be one that doesn’t repeat. - APNZ

SCOREBOARD Results Basketball

9 Hole division March 7 Handicap and putting Ladies 1st Barbara Inglis 63:26:37. 2nd Tessa Gallagher 59:18:41 Men 1st Ray Thompson 54:15:39 1st Ray Thompson with 13 putts. 2nd Margaret Shearer with 16 putts Nearest the Pins: Greg Sim Builders and Excavators 2nd Shot

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Piercy (USA) 70 73 69 72, Hunter Mahan (USA) 67 72 71 74 285: Francesco Molinari (ITA) 78 66 72 69, Ernie Methven Ladies Golf Els (RSA) 73 69 72 71, Russell Henley (USA) 70 72 70 73, Ian Poulter (ENG) 68 70 72 75, John March 6 Huh (USA) 71 67 71 76 1st Waddington 286: Jason Day (AUS) 74 66 75 71, Louis Wendy Wareing 93-31-62 Robyn Maw 87-24-62 Bev Isherwood 92-27-65 Jan Lane 85-20-65 S.Bree Oosthuizen (RSA) 70 75 69 72 287: Matt Kuchar (USA) 72 72 72 71, Jim Furyk 69 H.Santy 69 M.Kelk 69. (USA) 72 70 72 73, Brian Gay (USA) 70 76 69 72, N.Fairfull 70 F.Lowe 70 Margaret Lilley 1st Putting. Jan Lane 27Wendy Rickie Fowler (USA) 69 69 71 78 288: Marcel Siem (GER) 75 73 70 70, David Lynn Wareing 30 Robyn Maw 30Bev Isherwood 31 Sara (ENG) 71 70 76 71, Padraig Harrington (IRL) 76 72 Gallagher 31 D.Dixey 31 Nearest to Pin: Silver No 4 Methven Pharmacy  68 72, Bo Van Pelt (USA) 68 75 71 74 Jenny Bronze A No 6 Methven Four Square Sharryn  289: Bill Haas (USA) 72 73 72 72, Luke Donald Bronze B No 17 2nd shot Methven SuperValue (ENG) 70 76 71 72, Chris Wood (ENG) 71 74 71 Dorothy Open No. 13 Heather S. Sat No 6 Methven 73, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (ESP) 72 70 73 74 290: Geoff Ogilvy (AUS) 69 74 73 74, Zach Resort Not Struck. Blue Pub Best Nett; Wendy Wareing 62 Arabica Johnson (USA) 71 67 77 75 291: Branden Grace (RSA) 73 74 72 72, Nick 2nd Nett Robyn Maw 63 Twos And Nett Eagles R. Maw x2 B. Isherwood Watney (USA) 69 71 77 74, Martin Kaymer (GER) S. Jones  N. Fairfull  D. Gray M. Molloy S. Marr F. 76 68 73 74, Carl Pettersson (SWE) 71 75 71 74 292: Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 75 75 70 72, Stephen Lowe J. Helmore x2 13th March Nancy MacCormick 9.00am Tee Time Gallacher (SCO) 74 75 69 74, Ryan Moore (USA) 73 71 72 76, Thaworn Wiratchant (THA) 69 69 77 18 Holes 10:30 Tee time Stableford Rd 77, George Coetzee (RSA) 70 69 73 80 Rakaia Ladies Golf 293: Paul Lawrie (SCO) 78 73 72 70, Michael Hendry (NZL) 72 66 78 77 March 6 295: Marcus Fraser (AUS) 73 72 77 73, John 18 Hole Merrick (USA) 75 72 72 76, Tim Clark (RSA) 72 Best scores on the day: Fiona Rushton & Bronwyn Oakley Nett 69, Grace 73 71 79 299: Jamie Donaldson (WAL) 72 77 76 74, Rafael Lambert & Marion Wederell Nett 71. Railway Tavern 2nd shot No. 3; H McKimmie, Cabrera (ESP) 71 74 76 78 300: Robert Garrigus (USA) 75 75 74 76 Rakaia Seed Cleaning 2nd shot No. 6: B Oakley; Nearest Pin No. 8: M Wederell, Chertsey Spraying Nearest Pin No. 15; S Martin, B & S Quinn 2nd shot No 17; F Bierema.


Six Nations results standings

Tinwald Golf Club Twilight par March 7 Senior; Andrew Hill 3up Graeme Mills 3up, Wayne Lloyd 2up, JohnSmitheram 2 up, Nigel Heney 2 up, Kerry Venmore 2 up, Brent Smith 2 up, Chris Bell 2 up, Adam Marshall 2 up. Junior; Bruce Henderson 5 up, Ron Meiklejohn 5 up, Stan stringer 4 up, Murray Beach 3 up, Selwyn Munro 3 up. Women; Elizabeth Collins 4 up, Karen Young 4 up, Elaine Pierce 2 up, Kirsty McAuliffe 2 up, Sally Cain 2 up b/l. Non-Handicap Richard Jamieson 36.

WGC Cadillac Championship Final round scores from World Golf Championship event, the WGC - Cadillac Championship yesterday (par-72). 269: Tiger Woods (USA) 66 65 67 71 271: Steve Stricker (USA) 67 67 69 68 274: Adam Scott (AUS) 72 70 68 64, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 66 72 67 69, Phil Mickelson (USA) 67 67 69 71, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 66 67 69 72 276: Keegan Bradley (USA) 68 68 69 71 278: Rory McIlroy (NIR) 73 69 71 65, Justin Rose (ENG) 68 72 70 68, Peter Hanson (SWE) 67 71 70 70, Michael Thompson (USA) 69 69 67 73 279: Richard Sterne (RSA) 70 71 71 67, Charles Howell III (USA) 68 71 69 71, Jason Dufner (USA) 69 69 69 72, Dustin Johnson (USA) 68 69 70 72 280: Fredrik Jacobson (SWE) 66 69 71 74, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 71 65 69 75 281: Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 71 71 67 72, Bubba Watson (USA) 66 69 71 75 282: Alexander Noren (SWE) 69 70 72 71, Webb Simpson (USA) 72 67 71 72, John Senden (AUS) 69 69 70 74 283: Matteo Manassero (ITA) 71 71 75 66, Scott Jamieson (SCO) 70 69 72 72 284: Lee Westwood (ENG) 73 69 71 71, Scott

England Ireland Scotland Standings England Wales Scotland Ireland Italy France

18 Italy 13 France 18 Wales P W D L F 4 4 0 0 91 4 3 0 1 92 4 2 0 2 82 4 1 1 2 57 4 1 0 3 53 4 0 1 3 50

A 48 63 84 59 96 75

11 13 28 BP Pts 0 8 0 6 0 4 0 3 0 2 0 1

Shooting Ashburton Rifle Club March 10 Club day at 700 yards John Snowden 49.1, 50.5, 99.6, Tim Webb 50.8, 48.6, 98.14, Peter Newman 48.4, 49.5, 97.9, John Fleming 48.2, 47.3, 95.5, Coby Snowden 45.4, 46.3, 91.7, John Miller 45.3, 45.1, 90.4, Sandy Collett 42.2, 43, 85.2, Allan White 26, 44.1, 70.1, Brian Hawksby 46.4, John Forrest 39.1.

Tennis Mid Canterbury Tennis March 9 Mixed Masters Orange beat Red 6 matches to 0 Bob Riseley & GIlbert Donaldson lost to Willie Christie & David Fisher 0-9; Faye Fuddenklau & Terri Hunt lost to Barbara Danielson & Pauline Scott 5-9; Bob Riseley & Terri Hunt lost to Willie Christie & Pauline Scott 7-9; Gilbert Donaldson & Faye Ruddenklau lost to David Fisher & Barbara Danielson 5-9; Bob Riseley & Faye Ruddenklau lost to Willie Christie & Barbara Danielson 5-9; Gilbert Donaldson & Terri Hunt lost to David Fisher & Pauline Scott 2-9. Green lost to Blue 31 games to 47

Peter Yates & Graham Esker lost to Doug Collie & Cynthia Christie 2-9; June Doig & Sandi Leith beat Trish Swain & Adrienne Hodson 9-4; Peter Yates & Sandi Leith beat Doug Collie & Adrienne Hodson 9-6; Graham Esker & June Doig lost to Cynthia Christie & Trish Swain 2-9; Peter Yates & June Doig beat Doug Collie & Trish Swain 9-8; Graham Esker & Sandi Leith lost to Cynthia Christie & Adrienne Hodson 0-9. A Grade Fairton lost to Allenton 4 matches to 2 Peter Leonard & Rebecca Robinson lost to Andrew Hunt & Jack Deeley 2-6, 3-6; Philip Crozier & Bradley Chisnalll beat Ashleigh Leonard & Brenton Donaldson 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6); Rebecca Robinson lost to Jack Deeley 1-6, 0-6; Phil Crozier lost to Ashleigh Leonard 2-6, 1-6; Bradley Chisnall lost to Brenton Donaldson 2-6, 1-6. Hampstead beat Methven 4 matches to 1 Luke Glendining & Joseph Langley beat Ben Wright & James Watt 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (10-2); Ben Deeley & William Blacklow beat Jack Edgington & Connor Brosnahan 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (11-9); Luke Glendining lost to Ben Wright 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 0-1 (6-10); Joseph Langley beat James Watt 2-6, 6-1, 1-0 (11-9); Ben Deeley beat Connor Brosnahan 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7). Christchurch Challenger Grade March 8 Mid Canterbury Black lost to Elmwood Red 4 matches to 2 Singles Aidan Mitchell lost to Jack Tiller 3-6, 0-6; Hayden McNulty lost to Harrison Darling 1-6, 1-6; Connor Brosnahan beat John Lynch 6-2, 6-1; Jamie Burrows lost to Fong Fu 1-6, 0-6. Doubles Aidan Mitchell & Jamie Burrows lost to Jack Tiller & Harrison Darling 0-6, 1-6; Hayden McNulty & Connor Brosnahan beat John Lynch & Fong Fu 3-6, 7-5, 1-0, (7-5).

Indian Wells Open Results from the Indian Wells Open yesterday (prefix denotes seeding). Men, Round 2 31-Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) bt Matthew Ebden (AUS) 6-4 6-4. 23-Sam Querrey (USA) bt Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-3 6-4. 1-Novak Djokovic (SRB) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-0 5-7 6-2. 16-Kei Nishikori (JPN) bt Philipp Petzschner (GER) 6-3 6-2. 19-Tommy Haas (GER) bt Pablo Andujar (ESP) 6-3 7-6(0). 11-Nicolas Almagro (ESP) bt Daniel Gimeno (ESP) 7-5 6-1. 7-Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) bt Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 6-3 6-4. Carlos Berlocq (ARG) bt 22-Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3. 3-Andy Murray (GBR) bt Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 5-7 6-2 6-2. Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) bt 26-Martin Klizan (SVK) 7-6(5) 7-6(5). 12-Marin Cilic (CRO) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 7-6(7) 6-2. 32-Mardy Fish (USA) bt Bobby Reynolds (USA) 6-3 3-6 6-4. Bjorn Phau (GER) bt 25-Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-2 2-6 6-4. Marinko Matosevic (AUS) bt 14-Juan Monaco (ARG) 7-5 6-0. 17-Milos Raonic (CAN) bt Michael Llodra (FRA) w/o. Women, Round 3 5-Petra Kvitova (CZE) bt Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 6-2 7-6(5). 3-Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) bt 27-Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 6-7(3) 6-3 6-4. Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) bt 14-Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2-6 6-4 6-4. 2-Maria Sharapova (RUS) bt 25-Carla Suarez (ESP) 7-5 6-3. 13-Maria Kirilenko (RUS) bt Mallory Burdette (USA) 6-3 4-6 6-2. 19-Klara Zakopalova (CZE) bt 12-Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 6-4 7-5. 6-Sara Errani (ITA) bt Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-3 6-1.

Draws Basketball

Intermediate Grade Stadium Opening Duty – Asteroids 3.45pm Longbeach Bouncers v Asteroids (Tania Rule, Sandra Hurley) 4.30pm Herricanes v St Jos Diamonds (Fletcher Arnold, Hannah Roulston) 5.15pm 7 Up v Robillards Rebels (Chelsea Corbett, William Hollings) 6.00pm Ball Bashers v CPT Survivors (Sam Ward, Paula Gilbert) 6.45pm George & Co v Inter Celts (Jayden Reid, Hayden Adams) 7.30pm St Jos Storm v Taste The Thunder (Liam O’Connor, Scott Kelland) Closing Duty – Taste the Thunder Sports Hall Opening Duty – Borough Bullets 3.45pm The Saints v Borough Bullets (Emily Hickman, Hayden Adams) 4.30pm Longbeach Lakers v Thunder (Justus Frank, Emily Hickman) 5.15pm St Jos Titans v Borough Bulls (Tessa Morrison, Nic Thomasson) Closing Duty – Borough Bulls Bye Girls – St Jos Jazz Bye Boys – The Lepricorns

Bowls Hampstead Bowling Club March 16 Skips names who have entered in the Histen Triples; 9am start. Whites to be worn; own lunch Kindly Sponsored by Barry Fine Insurance and Ashburton Toyota Cars. Tinwald, B. Holdom. T Gibson, B. Marsh. Hinds, M. Smallridge. T. Inwood. A. Mckenzie. C. Leech. M. Skilling. J. Drayton, K. Lynn. R. Cockburn. B. Harrison. M. Anderson. D. Muir.

M.S.A. Bowling Club March 15 The following skips have entered teams in M.S.A. Half Day Triples R. Neilson, R. Cockburn, R. Mitchell, R. Thomas, C. Leech, A. Smith, W. Lee, M. Grice, A. Waddel, G. Taylor, J. Ryke, B. Williams, T. Watson, B. Harrison, A. MacKenzie, B. Brasell Whites to be worn; start time 12.30pm Enquiries to R. Cockburn phone 3072224

Golf Ashburton Golf Club March 9 A Stableford round will be played Starting Time: Morning 8.00am Afternoon Report at 11.30 for a 12 noon start Saturday Starters: Morning: P Bain & G Bellamy; Afternoon S Richards & D Houghton Results: B Nuttall & K Clucas. March 11 The postponed 2012 annual Foodstuffs match against Tinwald will be played with a report time of 11.30 for a 12.00 start.

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Currie mid-pack in Godzone By Jonathan Leask Methven’s Glen Currie has a mountain of work ahead of him in the Godzone adventure race despite already racing for two days. Today marks day three of the race and, depending on his Orion Health team’s progress overnight, they have at least 252km of travelling still to go. The 514km multi-facet race started on Sunday morning under the shadow of Mt Cook with a 25km mountaineering stage leading to a 37km canoe paddle before a 140km mountain bike, with Currie’s team pedalling by night to reach transition three at 8am yesterday morning. From there they started the 59km trek over the Dingle Burn mountain range which was definitely not a walk in the park as there is no track for the competing teams to follow, having to navigate their way through dense bush and alpine terrain to the checkpoints. Currie’s team got slightly off course but were 11th in the 34 team field last night. Defending champions Seagate, winners of the inaugural race last year, led the way having an hour’s lead on their nearest rivals.

At the completion of the trek, Currie still has 252km to travel over the remaining four stages to the finish line in Queenstown. The course then heads to Passburn on the south side of the Lindis Pass where competitors transition to bikes and cycle over Mt Grand, then onward to Albert Town near Wanaka with a 90km kayak leg on the Clutha River and Lake Dunstan to Lowburn near Cromwell. Teams will then enter the final stages of the race over the Pisa Mountain range to the Snowpark Lodge, a 35km trek, where they will transition to their bikes for a fast leg down to Arrowtown. The final leg takes in the spectacular Queenstown Bike Trails through to the Shotover Canyon Swing where teams will have the choice to swing or take a two hour penalty. “This is a great twist to the race at the end of the journey and we expect some individuals will be pretty scared and maybe won’t want to take the swing option,” race director Adam Fairmaid said. “It’s going to be really interesting watching team dynamics if one team member is reluctant.” Fairmaid had anticipated the top teams to be close to finishing later today, but it will all depend on the overnight progress.

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Right: Glen Currie’s Orion Health team traverse the Annette Plateau at the start of the Godzone adventure race. Photo Alex Socci

Inset: Glen takes a back seat in the canoe over the Tasman River rapids.

Broken bottle costly for Bracewell By Kris Shannon

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New Zealand pace bowler Doug Bracewell celebrates a wicket, something he hasn’t been doing too much of in recent times.

Marshall puts on top sprint Timaru regular Glen Marshall produced a race winning sprint in the Tinwald Cycling Club’s 50km handicap around the Swamp Road block on Sunday. The weather lifted just in time for the start of the race which was wide open leading into the finish with 15 riders in the front bunch vying for Eddie Ward Shield. Marshall came home the strongest to take the win and Richard Kirwan backed up his recent good form charging into second with Ross Templeton right in the thick of the finish to claim third. Gary Weston and Rachel Thow rounded out the top five. Backing up from a top ride last week Michael Templeton secured the fastest time riding the course in 73.29 minutes. Earlier in the 18km junior event Bailey O’Donnell broke his drought after a number of close calls. It was an O’Donnell quinella with Abe O’Donnell fighting hard to take second and the fast finishing Caitlin Titheridge claimed third. Sam Cullimore charged into fourth to record the fastest time of 29.52 minutes with Ben Sutton on his tail in fifth. Drew Titheridge secured division two honours from Keryn O’Donnell. Next week the club hold their annual three stage mini tour with a midday start at Wakanui with only three races left in the season.

The broken beer bottle which lacerated Doug Bracewell’s foot may have seen him squeezed out of New Zealand’s swollen seam bowling stocks. Bracewell’s injury has recovered insufficiently for him to be considered for the second ANZ test against England in Wellington on Thursday, with the Black Caps naming an unchanged side. An attempt yesterday by Bracewell to test the foot with running and bowling was abandoned, leaving the national selectors with a discussion lasting “a minute or two” before they opted to retain the players who earned a series-opening draw in Dunedin. Bracewell, who injured the foot during a post-party clean-up before the first test, may have still missed out had he proved his fitness, considering Neil Wagner led New Zealand with seven wickets while filling the Central Districts seamer’s boots at the University Oval. Dropping Wagner after he took advantage of some poor shot selection to spark England’s first innings

collapse would have been harsh, while Tim Southee and Trent Boult are currently first choice. Bracewell, 22, will be left to rest at home in Napier before possibly playing for his province in the Ford Trophy on Sunday in a bid to win selection for the third test at Eden Park. But, however well the cut heals, Wagner will know another strong effort at the Basin Reserve should ensure he retains his place and will be the incumbent when New Zealand travel to England in May. The South African ex-pat’s eligibility was greeted with much fanfare last April but he was unproductive on his first tour three months later, the series sweep at the hands of the West Indies. Southee’s absence gave Wagner another chance in his homeland earlier in the summer but he took only one wicket in the heavy second test defeat. But a combination of familiar conditions and batting not befitting the world’s second-ranked side may have provided the impetus for the Otago left-armer to translate his domestic form to the international stage - at Bracewell’s expense.

Chris Martin was initially the odd man out in New Zealand’s surfeit of seamers but the veteran may now not be the only one. Along with Wagner, the Black Caps could in future call upon the services of the injured Mitchell McClenaghan after his breakout performances in the shorter forms of England’s tour. With Southee and Boult establishing themselves as the preferred new ball partnership, a fit-again Bracewell - who has failed to take more than three wickets in a match in New Zealand’s last three series will have a battle on his hands to make the team when the Black Caps opt for their current balance. Coach Mike Hesson hinted he was likely to stick with three quicks and a spinner for Thursday’s match, which leaves the onus on that fourman group to soak up overs while remaining a threat. “With playing four bowlers, your bowlers have to sustain pace over a long period of time,” Hesson said. “So we’re after guys that have that ability to keep running in. With three seamers and one spinner, that’s part of the job description now.” Wagner certainly fits that bill, and

Seam power Test careers of New Zealand’s top four seamers: Tim Southee, 24 - 22 matches, 66 wickets at 37 Trent Boult, 23 - 11 matches, 32 wickets at 32 Doug Bracewell, 22 - 15 matches, 46 wickets at 32 Neil Wagner, 26 - 4 matches, 12 wickets at 44

even in his unproductive first taste of test cricket he always showed an ability to trundle in and consistently pose problems. That is also an area in which Bracewell is occasionally deficient, with his effectiveness waning once the ball gets old or if things aren’t going to plan. Wagner will have another chance to stake his claim on what Hesson described as a “good cricket wicket” in Wellington. His success may be enough to swear Bracewell off glass bottles for life. - APNZ

Tyres upsetting F1 progress By Robert Grant Unpredictable tyres have emerged as the wildcard which could shake up the grid at this week’s Australian Grand Prix. Drivers, led by triple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel, have been frustrated by the Pirelli rubber, which has played havoc with some teams’ preparations. Mercedes, based on testing times in Spain, have emerged as an unlikely frontrunner while the traditional pacesetters have been left working overtime before Sunday’s season-opener. Vettel said the problems with the tyres meant Red Bull could not uncover where improvement was needed. “It is extremely difficult to pinpoint any exact area we are not satisfied with because the tyres are not consistent enough,” Vettel said in Barcelona. “We need to have a good look at the data to have a better understanding of the data between now and Melbourne to have a better understanding of what to expect in Australia and the first few races of the season.” Red Bull topped only one of the practice sessions but Vettel

dismissed the time charts as irrelevant. While he and team-mate Mark Webber managed only 158 laps between them on the final weekend, Mercedes, now with former

It was extremely difficult to read some set-up changes and find a direction with the car as the tyres were simply not good enough

world champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, took data from 248 laps of the test track. “We would love to have had the opportunity to work more on the set-up and read the changes, but the tyres were not very consistent so I think everyone was struggling with that,” Vettel said. However, he said the puzzling

characteristics of the tyres, which would wear dramatically at times and last longer during other runs, meant Red Bull was not the only team left with just a few days to find an edge. While pre-season test times are notoriously unreliable because teams all have different agendas, Vettel said this past session had been the most unreliable he had ever experienced. “I would say that we never had a winter that was less conclusive than this one,” he said. “The tyres last more or less, depending on how much temperature you are able to create, so I think it is impossible for all of us to read the pace of the cars and to make out any favourites. “I think we all have been limited by what the tyres can do. “It was extremely difficult to read some set-up changes and find a direction with the car as the tyres were simply not good enough.” Despite time closing in, the 25-year-old German is still confident his engineers can produce a highly competitive car again. “I think the target is there to really improve the car by a lot ... but for now it’s to understand a little bit more with the new parts and find the right direction,” he said. - AAP

• Boycott slams pitch English commentator and former test great Geoffrey Boycott has condemned the University Oval pitch following the first test draw in Dunedin, saying similar pitches would kill test cricket. The first ANZ test finished in a stalemate yesterday with England at 421 for six in their second innings - a lead of 128 runs with four wickets in hand. Boycott, in the country commentating for BBC radio, said a match could last for 10 days on the University Oval pitch and still not get a result. “You could play a timeless test on that. You could play for 10 days and not get a result,” he said. - HOL

• Loss for Black Sticks The Black Sticks men remain winless at the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament after going down 2-1 to Malaysia in front of a vocal home crowd early yesterday. Despite a world ranking of 13th, the Malaysians now have two wins from two games after defeating Korea in their opening match. The Black Sticks finally had some luck in the 65th minute with Shay Neal diving to deflect in Hayward’s pass from the side’s second penalty corner of the game. New Zealand lifted in intensity over the final 10 minutes in search of an equaliser, but Malaysia’s defence remained strong. - APNZ

• Rutledge v old team Unwanted by the Highlanders, or anyone else this Super Rugby season, Jason Rutledge is in the unusual position of preparing to play his former teammates for the Hurricanes this weekend. Southland hooker Rutledge reported for Hurricanes duty yesterday after an emergency call-up from coach Mark Hammett, who needed cover following Dane Coles’ ankle sprain and Matu Matu’u’s shoulder injury in the victory over the Crusaders. “It’s weird enough standing here in a Hurricanes training jersey,” he said. “So yeah I guess it would be pretty strange [to play Highlanders].” - APNZ

• JT plays loyalty card

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Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving for the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team during a test session at the Montmelo racetrack near Barcelona this week.

The lure of leading North Queensland to multiple premiership successes and staying loyal to lifelong mates convinced superstar Johnathan Thurston to knock back an extra $1m and remain at the Cowboys. Had Thurston’s latest contract been about money, the 29-year-old would be playing in Sydney next year. “There’s no doubt it was the toughest decision I’ve had to make,” said Thurston, who turned his back on huge offers from rival NRL clubs. “The money wasn’t the be-all and end-all. There was a fair bit knocked back to remain in Townsville to stay at this club and potentially finish my career here.” - AAP



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From the sideline

Another bad break for Jackman opener against the USA on the Gold Coast, requiring surgery that meant he missed the Dubai and South African tournaments. He made a comeback at the Mt Maunganui sevens in January only for a mild concussion to rule him out of playing for Canterbury at the nationals, and then he missed the Wellington sevens after reinjuring the thumb during warm-up matches. What he thought was just a knock turned out to be another break and has meant another break from playing. “Leading up to Wellington I got that bang on it which was just got missed on the x-ray that I had but it turns out it was broken and dislocated for the past month.

By Jonathan Leask When Gordon Tietjens names his team for the Asian leg of the Sevens World Series on Thursday, Mark Jackman won’t be in it. The squad assembled in Mt Maunganui yesterday to prepare for the upcoming tournaments in Hong Kong and Tokyo but the former Mid Canterbury junior is unavailable after a re-occurrence of a thumb injury that has kept him on the sidelines for the majority of the season. “I won’t be up there this week and I won’t be going to Hong Kong or Japan.” Jackman initially broke and dislocated his thumb in the season

“It was no good but it got picked up on x-ray last week and rushed into surgery on Thursday.” With his hand in cast for the second time in five months Jackman has no plans to rush his recovery to be ready for the final two legs of the World Series. “It looks like I’ll be out for those two as well.” He is a long shot to be ready for the European leg in May, playing in Glasgow and London. However, he is setting his sights on getting the thumbs up the Sevens World Cup in Russia, but not at the risk of his career. “The World Cup is obviously still a goal but even that is going to be a tough one to achieve. “The possibility of breaking it

again is higher after doing it twice, so I won’t be rushing back into it or pushing the body too hard to make it back for just for one tournament. “It’s all about long term now and not letting it have a long term effect on the rest of my career.” It maybe the world cup but Jackman has a bigger future planned in the sport than rather – especially with the Rio Olympics now on the radar. In the meantime Tietjens’ men are looking to maintain their 23 point advantage after five rounds as they look to defend their World Series crown before looking at reclaiming the world cup, currently held by Wales, which they haven’t won since 2001.

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A muddied Wyn Masters rockets along the Mt Hutt Bike Park during the Diggler Downhill race on Sunday. By Jonathan Leask Bike Methven’s annual Diggler Race was taken out by former New Zealand Downhill Cup champion Wyn Masters at the Mount Hutt Bike Park on Sunday. The wet weather made for slick conditions in the downhill racing and plenty of mud but it proved no trouble for Masters, a legend in New Zealand mountain biking

who is returning to racing in the UCI World Cup this year. Masters showed his renowned class and blitzed the course, putting on a master class display as the other riders struggled in the greasy conditions. Masters was not the only big name rider on course, with another sponsored rider Tom Matthews coming in second. Despite the rain over 40 riders turned out for the annual race, the

fifth running of what is considered the club’s first official race. “It was a pretty good turnout considering the rain and there was plenty of mud to go around,” Bike Methven president Mark Johns said. “Wyn was just incredible. “He was a real force to be reckoned with, making things look easy out there where everyone else was fishtailing and having to take it easy.”

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While Masters was the big winner Christchurch rider Georgia Petrie was the open women’s winner, while Bike Methven’s Gareth Burgess took out the under 17, Jordon Charteris the under 13s and Daniel Burgess the recreational ride. The Mt Hutt Bike Park will get another thrashing this weekend hosting the Aoraki Secondary Schools Downhill Championships on Saturday.

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Manchester United will face bitter They clashed in the 2011 semirivals Manchester City in the FA finals at Wembley, with Yaya Toure’s Cup semi-finals if Alex Ferguson’s goal giving City a 1-0 victory, while team can win their quarter-final United were 3-2 winners in the third round at Eastlands last season. replay against Chelsea. United learned the Cup draw had In the other semi-final, Premier given them a potential Wembley League strugglers Wigan, making showdown with City just minutes their first appearance in the last after being forced to settle for a four, will face Championship opposifrustrating 2-2 home draw with tion in either Millwall or Blackburn, Chelsea, who recovered from two who face a replay at Ewood Park goals down to set up a replay at after sharing a 0-0 draw yesterday. Wigan reached the semi-finals Stamford Bridge. with a surprise 3-0 Chelsea staged a dramatic secondwin over Everton on half fightback to resSaturday and Latics cue the 2-2 result. chairman Dave Rafael Benitez’s Whelan revealed he Cup holders were might lead the team set to surrender the out himself if they trophy after falling face Blackburn at two goals behind Wembley. within the first 11 As a player, Whelan suffered a minutes. broken leg playing Javier Hernandez scored the first for Blackburn in for United with a the 1960 Cup final looping header and Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez against Wolves and Wayne Rooney, back he would love to in the starting line-up after being meet his old club at the English controversially dropped in the mid- national stadium. week Champions League defeat to “The dream is there,” Whelan told Real Madrid, netted the second with Sky Sports News. a curling free-kick. “All Blackburn have got to do now However, Eden Hazard came off is get through the replay and my the bench to give Chelsea a lifeline dream is on, I can go to Wembley with a fine finish in the 59th minute and we can play against Blackburn. and Brazilian midfielder Ramires “When you’ve been to Wembley slotted home the equaliser nine and got what I got, a broken leg and Rovers went on to lose 3-0, it’s very minutes later to set up a replay. If United do go through to face upsetting. I feel I’ve got unfinished City - 5-0 winners over Barnsley in business at Wembley. “(Manager) Roberto (Martinez) their quarter-final on Saturday - it will be the third successive season has asked me to lead them out at the old enemies have met in the Wembley and, if we get Blackburn, I may just say ‘yes’.” - AFP FA Cup.

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Midnight Tonight


Wind less than km/h 30


FRIDAY: Cloudy periods. Light winds.



Canterbury High Country

THURSDAY: Morning cloudy periods. Light winds.



Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Cloudy. Light winds. TOMORROW: Cloudy periods. Not much wind.




Ashburton Forecast

30 to 59

Auckland Hamilton Napier Palmerston North Wellington Nelson Blenheim Greymouth Christchurch Timaru Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill

60 plus

15 11 11 8 10 13 10 13 9 10 10 11 9

24 28 21 22 19 23 18 20 19 18 25 18 17

Morning cloud breaking, then fine. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: Light.

TOMORROW TOMORROW Cloudy periods, but mainly fine in the afternoon. Northeasterlies developing.


morning min max

fine fine fine fine fine fine fine fine fine cloudy fine fine fine

Morning cloud breaking and becoming fine in the north. Cloud persisting for much of the day in the south. Light winds.

Morning cloud, then mainly fine. Light winds and sea breezes.


NZ Situation Long fine spells. Winds mainly light. A high over New Zealand moves off to the east on Thursday leaving a ridge over most of the country. A moist northeast flow spreads over northern SATURDAY New Zealand on Friday, and most of the country on Saturday as a low, currently tropical cyclone Sandra, moves south onto the North Tasman Sea. Increasing high cloud. Winds mainly light.

FZL: Above 3000m

FZL: Above 3500m

Fine apart from a few cloudy periods, mainly about the foothills. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: Light.

THURSDAY Mainly fine, areas of morning cloud. Light winds at low levels, northwesterlies about the tops.

FRIDAY Mainly fine. Light winds at low levels, northwesterlies about the tops.

SATURDAY Increasing high cloud, late rain possible near the divide. Light winds at low levels, northwesterlies about the tops.

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River Levels


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 9:15 am, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 9:00 am, yesterday

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Canterbury Readings

to 4pm yesterday


Ashburton Airport

17.2 11.1



7.0 103.2

S 28

Christchurch Airport 21.2 10.0



0.8 58.8

S 41


5.4 84.4

SE 26

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4:51 10:58 5:11 11:23 5:37 11:44 5:59 12:10 6:22 12:30 6:47 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 7:25 am Set 8:00 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 7:35 am Set 7:46 pm

New moon

12 Mar 8:53 am ©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

Rise 7:26 am Set 7:58 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 8:42 am Set 8:16 pm

First quarter

20 Mar 6:28 am

Rise 7:27 am Set 7:56 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 9:47 am Set 8:46 pm

Full moon

27 Mar 10:29 pm

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