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Big blow rattles residents GUARDIAN REPORTERS Tuesday’s huge wind storm is being hailed by some as equal to the big blow of 1975 that caused widespread havoc across Canterbury. Daniel Corbett, from MetService, said it was unlikely that wind speeds were as strong as the 1975 storm. “It was a strong storm nonetheless,” he said. Wind gusts reached 130km/h at the Ashburton Airport at the peak of the storm. Many parts of the Ashburton District were without power yesterday and as night fell, many were looking at their second powerless night. Lines crews from EA Networks were out at first light yesterday beginning the massive job of reconnecting the district’s network, a job they had been unable to attempt on Tuesday because of the dangers posed by ongoing high winds. Last night power was still off in most areas east of State Highway One and in the foothills. It will be restored progressively across these areas but some pockets in the Eiffelton and Three Springs areas may not have an electricity supply until Saturday, EA Networks district network manager Brendon Quinn said. Individual properties where

A vehicle parked in the grounds of Mayfield school was left in the wrong place at the wrong time and was crushed by a tree blown down in Tuesday’s high winds. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 110913-TM-064

power has been lost because of fallen trees may not have their power restored until after the network lines are restored. While Ashburton homes escaped the overnight blackout, falling trees that broke lines and uprooted power poles made life difficult for rural people. Generators were the must-have item on dairy farms.

No power also meant no school for pupils at eight schools in rural areas which were forced to close for the day. Ashburton chief fire officer Alan Burgess said the Ashburton station alone was called to at least 16 incidents overnight Tuesday, and firefighters were still in demand yesterday as unstable buildings and fallen trees

continued to cause widespread disruption. When the winds finally abated the big clean-up began as residents awoke to roads blocked by fallen trees, dangling power wires and for many rural people mangled irrigators, broken fences and damaged farm buildings. Mayor Angus McKay praised the work of volunteers who had

pitched in around the district to help their neighbours out, clearing trees from roads and driveways. “There’s been a big effort made by people not directly affected and for that the district thanks them,” he said.

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A girl has found cremation ashes that had been stolen from a van belonging to the dead man’s son. Robert Smith says he thinks someone in the crime-ridden Pittsburgh suburb of Clairton mistook his father’s ashes for a powdery drug like heroin or cocaine. He says, “You know this is a high drug area. ... It’s sad.” Smith says his father died in June at age 75. Since then, Smith has kept his ashes in a memorial box in the center console of his van. He discovered the ashes missing on Monday. They were recovered in a park about seven hours later after a girl found them.


Kylie named new Voice coach Kylie Minogue is joining BBC singing show The Voice as one of the coaches in the new series. The Australian will join returning stars and Sir Tom Jones in the third series with a fourth coach yet to be announced. She said: “I’m very excited to become a coach on The Voice. I love the concept of the show and have been an avid viewer of both series. The search for new talent is such an important aspect of the music industry and The Voice gives us all a part to play in that. Will I be competitive? Probably more than even I imagine! Watch this space!”


Don’t mess with my blue shoes, a lawyer told a court in Romania. Defence lawyer Catalin Dancu was hit with a fine of 5000 lei ($1148) - the maximum allowed - for flouting dress regulations and for being late at the trial of five Romanians accused of art theft. Under his black robe, Dancu wore blue jeans and bright blue sneakers - triple-stripe models that he said cost 200 euros ($264). “I am scented, shaved and fresh,” the lawyer noted, explaining he had been delayed in another court. “I am going to contest this fine.”

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It’s taken more than a year but a young eagle has finally found her wings. The unnamed bird came to the Taronga Zoo as a young, thin fledgling after she was found on the central coast. She spent six months at a rehabilitation centre before moving to the zoo last year. But abnormal feather growth meant she didn’t take flight until this week, 18 months after Wedge-tailed Eagles usually take to the air. Taronga Zoo bird trainer Erin Stone said the eagle is now making up for lost time. “It wasn’t long before we needed more space and had to visit parks and ovals around the area.”

An angry moose, probably upset by its own reflection, smashed through the glass doors of a Norwegian school recently. When students at the Risil secondary school in Vestby found broken glass on Monday morning, security cameras showed the perpetrator was not a delinquent teenager. “The janitor looked through the surveillance tape but was shocked when he saw that the damage was done by a moose and her two calves,” school principal Solveig Eid said.


Methven House – Public Meeting: Is there a future for Methven House? If you’re a Methven resident, here’s your chance to discuss whether you still want an aged care provider in your town. Get along to Mt Hutt Memorial Hall at 8pm to take part in this important public meeting. On the couch - Prime Rocks: The Who, Prime, 9.40pm. In his home studio

and revisiting old haunts around London, Pete Townsend opens his heart and his personal archive to reassess the 1973 album Quadrophenia – “the last great album The Who ever made”. Featuring unseen archive and in-depth interviews from Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon and John Entwistle. Out of Town - I, George

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Wind hits farmers especially hard By michelle NelSoN

Power outages caused problems for dairy farmers, in the wake of Tuesday night’s storm. Federated Farmers is working with the Rural Support Trust to co-ordinate a response to the severe weather event. “Farmers in Canterbury have been hit especially hard, with power outages, farm equipment blown over and trees being wiped out,” Federated Farmers adverse event spokesperson Katie Milne said.

“We are particularly concerned about animal welfare with power outages on dairy farms. It means farmers are unable to milk their stock or get water to them. As cows are coming up to their peak milk production they will be particularly thirsty, so water access is crucial.” The power outages, combined with road closures caused by fallen trees also affected dairy companies’ ability to collect milk from farms. Mid Canterbury Rural Sup-

port Trust co-ordinator Allan Baird said the full extent of the damage would not be known for several days. He expected the trust would start fielding calls from farmers last night, once they had dealt with the most pressing issue – and getting cows milked was the top priority. “There will be a massive clean-up to be done, but the biggest issue is power, and we don’t know whether that will take hours or days to restore at this point,” Mr Baird said.

He compared the damage with that wrought by severe gales in 1975. However, compared to a snowstorm, the wind had now done its worst and the storm had passed over. “Some of the stock is gone with fences down, but it’s just a matter of finding the animals – they aren’t dead or injured.” Access to generators will be fundamental to getting dairy farmers through the next few days and Federated Farmers has activated their 0800 327 646

line for farmers to communicate, regarding who has access to generators and who needs them. Farmers can also phone their local Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254 for advice and support. “Farmers must be particularly careful around how they go about cleaning up. The impact is monumental, with trees over power lines and fences, and the damage to pivots, the recovery will take some time,” Ms Milne said.

Elderly farmers have a huge job ahead of them By Sue NewmaN


At first light yesterday morning Rose and Noel Ashton were out in the garden, chainsaws in hand, starting the long task of cleaning up their front yard. Their Winslow property was cut off from the outside world by fallen trees that had also brought down power lines. The ‘Eggs for Sale’ sign was dangling forlornly at the gate. They knew there’d be no sales made that day. The clean up job that faced them would have been enough to daunt a team of fit men in their 20s, but the Ashtons, both in their mid-70s, were philosophical about getting the work done. “No one was hurt, our house isn’t damaged, you move on. That’s life,” Mrs Ashton said. If you looked on the bright side, they’d have a heck of a lot of firewood without having to go to the bother of felling a tree, she said. Mr Ashton reckons they’ll have plenty of time for the big clean up because their much loved caravan won’t be moving far for a while. It’s in a shed, trapped under a fallen tree. His biggest worry yesterday morning was how he would get to the hen house to feed his chooks. When he looked outside the hen house was surrounded by fallen trees. The chooks were fine. “It was horrible to see this damage, it’s pretty devastating really but I think last night I was more concerned than frightened.” Until their driveway and entrance gate are cleared of fallen trees and they’re told the dangling power lines are not live, Mr and Mrs Ashton say they’re trapped. Yesterday they wanted nothing more than to get out and go to town for a while. “Other than cutting up trees, there’s nothing I can do It’s a big job, but someone has to do it and for elderly couple Rose and Noel Ashton, that means they’ll here, everything I want to do I need power,” Mr Ashton be faced with months of work to clear storm felled trees from their property. Photo tetsuro MitoMo110913-tM-029 said.


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Outlying schools closed By Myles HuMe

Wild weather again played into the hands of Mid Canterbury pupils as schools without power or water were forced to close. Yesterday, Longbeach, Chertsey, Carew Peel Forest, Mayfield, Mt Somers-Springburn, Wakanui and Ashburton Borough’s School’s Lagmhor site closed as gale force winds cut power to parts of Mid Canterbury on Tuesday night.

Ski trips to Mt Hutt were also postponed for Hampstead and Fairton Schools while Chertsey School had to cancel. Schools said if power was still out this morning, it was likely they would not open. It is the second time hundreds of Mid Canterbury pupils have been off school after all 23 schools closed when torrential rain and snow lashed the district in June. Longbeach School principal

and Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president Neil Simons said it was a no-brainer to close yesterday. “Well, 150 kids without flushing toilets is not cool,” he said. “Some of the classes are quite dark, we have been without power before and coped but it’s just about assessing the situation and if it’s out for a long period of time you have to make a decision.” Chertsey School principal

Kerrin Lester said it was a “double blow” for her pupils who were keen to get on Mt Hutt as an entire school for the first time. Pearson’s Coachlines manager Mark Cook said some buses were forced to take detours on Tuesday afternoon, but only bus runs to closed schools were scrapped yesterday. Affected schools will now have to notify the Ministry of Education about their closures.

Recyclable Arts Show aims higher, bigger By Myles HuMe

Last year the Ashburton Youth Council was a victim of its own success when an unexpected number of spectators turned up at its Recyclable Arts Show. But this year it has secured the Ashburton College auditorium, in the hope they exceed last year’s 170-strong crowd to witness some of the most creative attire and sculpture from local youth made from recyclable materials next Friday. Ashburton Youth Council chairperson Sara Kircher said this year’s event had attracted 11 entrants in the costume category, while seven had entered for what will be the show’s first sculpture competition. She said entries for youth between Years 5 and 19 were still open until 5pm Friday. “We have seen some pretty amazing things in the past, last year there was a costume made out of silver tubing for a robot,” Sara said. “The costumes must stay intact for the show, be made out of recyclable materials and not have any sharp bits on it.” Several Mid Canterbury youth bands will feature on the night, with three judges to pick the best contestants. Sara said anyone is welcome, with entry Ashburton Youth Council chairperson Sara Kircher and her team have secured the Ashbeing a gold coin donation to go to Can- burton College auditorium for the Recyclable Arts Show to be held next Friday. Photo Donna Wylie 1990913-DW-026 teen.

Ski area unscathed Female hit, dragged 50m Mt Hutt Ski Area has come through Mid Canterbury’s vicious wind storm with no damage. Manager James McKenzie said yesterday the ski area had been lucky this time round, after suffering damage in a wind storm in June. At that time flying picnic tables smashed windows, and a wall was blown in. “It was just kind of lucky I guess, everything up there has been hammered so much in the past,” Mr McKenzie said. Wind gusts on the mountain on Tuesday broke a new record, 251.9 kilometres per hour over the summit. This compared to the 238 kilometres per hour recorded in the June storm. The ski area was closed Tues-

day and yesterday due to the storm. There were two custodians staying on the skifield on Tuesday night when the storm was at its peak. One of them said yesterday the winds had not seemed as strong as the June storm, and he was surprised at the new wind speed record. “They were strong winds, but we feel quite safe in this building,” he said. However, ski lifts had been “dancing around like a Chinese dragon at New Year”. The ski area had had to rely on its generator after power was cut before 9pm, before being restored about 2am. “It wasn’t anything sensational, the lightning was quite spectacular though, it lit up the whole basin.”

By MattHew tHeunissen A young woman may have been dragged 50 metres by a hit and run driver early yesterday morning, police say. The 20-year-old was found on Stonex Rd, Papatoetoe, with numerous serious injuries including a broken pelvis, broken femur and head injuries. Speaking at a press conference yesterday afternoon, Detective Senior Sergeant Alan Symonds said police had spoken to her but she could not remember the incident. She had previously been attending a party at a nearby house, he said. Initial indications were she may have been dragged up to 50m. “We are treating this incident

as a hit and run. “The driver has fled the scene before checking on this woman’s wellbeing or calling for help.” The person who found her initially thought she was a pile of clothes on the road, Mr Symonds said. Police had identified the woman but would not be releasing her name until the exact nature of her injuries had been established. She was in a critical but stable condition in hospital. Police appealed to anyone who may know anything about the incident to come forward. “We believe the car involved in the incident will have damage to the exterior, such as dents to the bumper or bonnet, and possibly blood on it. - APNZ

In brief Trees still unstable Senior constable Mike Jackson from the Rakaia Police Station, warned of on-going risk after two big blue gum trees came down unexpectedly shortly before noon yesterday. Chertsey Road was closed and traffic forced to make a long detour. “There could well be a number of unstable trees out there, which could come down at any time,” he said. During the event an empty truck and trailer unit rolled near the Synlait factory. A steel power pole bent under the force of the wind, trailing high voltage lines and blocking State Highway One in Chertsey.

Police officer assaulted An Ashburton male was arrested after he assaulted a police officer on Tuesday about 9pm. Ashburton police attended a domestic violence incident where the man then turned on police and assaulted an officer. He was subsequently charged.

Truck hits herd A truck driver was lucky to escape unharmed after he ran into a herd of calves about 11pm on Tuesday. The northbound truck was travelling along State Highway 1, near Coldstream, when he collided with the herd. The condition of the animals was unavailable.

Long wait for power Lines company Orion has warned power could be out for up to five days for some Canterbury residents. Chief executive Rob Jamieson said power was still out to 17,000 Orion customers yesterday morning, down from 28,000 overnight Tuesday, when strong winds affected power lines across the network. Most power cuts were due to trees or branches falling onto lines. - APNZ

Sudden death inquiry Police are investigating the sudden death of a man at a rural property near Oamaru. Emergency services were called to the property at Elderslie about 4.30am yesterday where the 35-year-old man was found dead inside the house. A scene examination was being done but police said it was too early to confirm whether the man’s death was suspicious. - APNZ

Farmers lose land Furious farmers, one of whom had 96 per cent of his property declared a wetland without his knowledge, told the West Coast Regional Council this week their land was now worthless. A sevenyear, $357,000 court battle, which concluded last year, means more than 200 ‘significant’ wetlands up and down the Coast are now far harder to develop. - APNZ

Mother fit for trial The mother of a newborn girl whose body was dumped in a Hutt Valley backyard has been declared fit to stand trial on a charge of infanticide. Justice Stephen Kos said in his High Court judgement that there was no case to eliminate the mother, known as “T”, from the trial process. All identifying particulars of the woman have been suppressed for the duration of the trial. - APNZ

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McEvoys now have firewood forever BY SUE NEWMAN


Graham McEvoy was planning to cut a couple of trees down in his pine plantation to stockpile wood for next winter. He’s not going to bother now. Tuesday’s big wind did the job for him, felling almost his entire plantation and leaving him with a clean up job that’s almost too big to contemplate. “We came out here before dark and picked up a few branches and we thought that was that. But look at it now. We’ve got firewood forever,” he said. Graham and his wife Heather had a plantation of about 300 pine trees running along Winslow Road. Now they’d be lucky to have half a dozen trees left standing. “I was just horrified when I came out this morning and saw this, I couldn’t believe it.” Some of the McEvoys’ trees are lying across the road and others are lying smashed inside the plantation. Mr McEvoy is a Tinwald Golf Club member and had thought he’d

lend a hand with the club’s tree cleanup. Then he spotted trouble on his own doorstep. “I was so shocked when I saw this I had to go home and have a lie down,” he said. Mrs McEvoy believes Tuesday’s wind storm was the worst since the big blow of 1975. “The thunder last night was right overhead and it really shook our house. There were some terrible gusts. I thought our house was about to come down,” she said. Fallen trees from their plantation and from an Ashburton District Council plantation further down the road have blocked Winslow Road and mid morning yesterday, there was a steady stream of vehicles attempting to use the road but being forced to turn back. One of those was a Synlait milk tanker and its driver was not happy. “I’m already about an hour behind schedule and now I’ll have to try and back this down the road,” he said. Some of those having to retrace their steps were pretty irate, Mrs McEvoy said.

Graham McEvoy’s pine plantation was destroyed in Tuesday’s high winds. He’s left with a massive clean up job and contractors will be working overtime to clear Winslow Road. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO110913-TM-015

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Tinwald Golf Club member Nigel Heney with sons Jared, three-and-a-half and Ryan, 22 months, checks out wind damage on the course.

Storm both a blessing and a curse By Sue NewmaN

Tuesday’s big blow was both a curse and a blessing for Tinwald Golf Club members. The wind that hammered the Ashburton District toppled about 50 trees, leaving fairways and greens littered with broken branches. The course is likely to be closed for several days while a massive clean up is carried out. For many golfers, however,

the loss of some of those trees, placed at strategic positions on the course, is likely to be an unexpected bonus. Many time club champion Nigel Heney was out inspecting the course yesterday and said it would look very different when the cleanup was completed. The club had a green’s committee meeting last night and when there was a lull in the storm committee members

were planning a clean up from the afternoon’s damage. “We thought we’d have a good working bee to clean up and get the course ready for the weekend and then the wind came up again. Who knows how many weekends we’ll be waiting to play now,” Mr Heney said. The club put out a mayday call yesterday morning for any members with a chain saw, trailer and a little spare time to help

mop up the mess. Club president Chris Hart said a decision had already been made to close the course for several days to allow the clean up to be completed. This will mean championship matches scheduled for Saturday will be deferred, he said. “We’ll be cleaning up instead of playing on Saturday,” Mr Hart said. Across town things were little better at the Ashburton Golf

Club. Around 40 trees had fallen during the storm and one of those, alongside the 18th green had also taken out the corner of the starters’ box. While a big team of volunteers had been on course yesterday and had made good inroads into clearing the debris, the club was still unsure whether it would meet its deadline of opening in time for play on Saturday.

The force of Tuesday’s wind storm was so strong it moved a wooden power pole Bottoms up – a row of pine trees that lost the will to live in Tuesday’s wind Photo tetsuro MitoMo 110913-tM-050 buried deep in the ground, six centimetres. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 110913-tM-023 storm.

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Calf shed whisked away; calves traumatised By Sue NewmaN

For 50 bobby calves on George Paisley’s farm, life will never be the same. When Tuesday’s big wind was at its peak the calves were comfortably nestled inside their shed, taking shelter and riding out the storm. What they – and Mr Paisley – hadn’t counted on was the power of the wind to flatten everything in its path. One minute the shed was standing and the next it was rapidly breaking apart from the power of the wind. In just a few minutes the calves were left standing, backs to the wind, watching their home being smashed against a fence. “I reckon those calves will be traumatised for the rest of their lives,” Mr Paisley said. While he’s gutted to lose his calf shed, he’s also relieved that the homeless four week old calves all survived the disaster unscathed, turning up as usual for their morning feed. Yes he’ll rebuild, but he suggests that the replacement shed might be put in another spot, one less likely to become the victim of a howling nor’west gale.

Today it’s a bare paddock, but yesterday this calf pen was also home to George Paisley’s calf shed. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 110913-tM-037

Power lines and poles joined trees as victims of Tuesday’s wind storm, blocking many roads around the district. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 110913-tM-068

The randomness of Tuesday’s windstorm was demonstrated by the fate of two silos – one left standing, untouched, while the other had become airborne and lay smashed several metres away. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 110913-tM-065

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Four Chch schools to close Four schools in some of the worst quake-damaged areas of Christchurch will be closed down and replaced by one super-school, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced yesterday. Aranui Community Campus will open in 2017, spelling the end for Avondale, Aranui, and Wainoni primary schools, along with Aranui High. Ms Parata also announced yesterday that three New Brighton schools - Freeville, Central

New Brighton and North New Brighton - will merge in 2015. Chisnallwood Intermediate has won its battle to stay open. Ms Parata said the shake-up, which will cost an estimated $41 million, is a “significant milestone” in the future of postquake Christchurch’s education. It now means that all 38 schools affected by proposals announced last September in shambolic circumstances have received final decisions about their fate - or made their own

decision to close. “The Government is committed to the rebuild of Christchurch. That’s why we’re investing $1 billion into renewing the education network in greater Christchurch over the next 10 years,” Ms Parata said. “I want to acknowledge, once again, the enormous challenges faced by everyone in Christchurch following the earthquakes, and how impressed I have been by the resilience shown by the education sector.” The ultra-modern purpose-

built Aranui community campus will provide year 1-13 schooling and be built on the current Aranui High School site, opening at the start of term one in 2017. Aranui High, Aranui School, Avondale School and Wainoni School will close on January 27, 2017. Chisnallwood Intermediate will stay open on its current site, with a review in 2020 after changes have bedded in. - APNZ

Vegetation fire a big surprise for farmers By Myles HuMe

For Ashburton farm worker Darren Thomas, it was another day on the job until he discovered a vegetation fire that threatened nearby homes on Tuesday afternoon. “I was just down the back moving stock before I came back and saw all this smoke and a fire truck sitting there, I was thinking, ‘what the hell is going on here’,” Mr Thomas, 2IC on the Stranges Road farm, said yesterday. The blaze on the old Riversdale farm, near Lake Hood, tied up most of Mid Canterbury’s firefighting stocks on Tuesday, as gale force winds wreaked havoc across the district. Yesterday, Mr Thomas and farm manager Jon Cobbald were left to pick up the pieces that saw branches strewn across the property, a 200m-long burnt hedge bulldozed to the ground and about $20,000-worth of damage to a farm shed that left “sheets of iron flapping like a tea towel on a washing line”. However, Mr Cobbald said it all could have been a lot worse Tuesday night as the fire threatened a historic homestead on the property, and had Ashburton police on standby if Lake Hood residents needed evacuNG

Teen hit by car A Tauranga teenager was taken to hospital after being hit by a car yesterday morning. The 16-yearold is in a moderate condition in Tauranga Hospital. Police were called to the incident on Otumoetai Rd about 12.30am. The girl was allegedly hit by the car, which then drove off leaving her on the side of the road. Police say they are looking for a white people mover vehicle. - APNZ

Body in river A man’s body has been found in a Stratford river. Officer in charge of the investigation Detective Inspector Marc Hercock said Stratford police were investigating the unexplained death of the man after he was found in the Patea River, near King Edward Park late Tuesday night. Police were carrying out a scene examination and trying to formally identify the man. - APNZ

Laws back in the fray Michael Laws announced yesterday he will resume his pitch for the Wanganui mayoralty. Mr Laws suspended his campaign after his former partner and mother of his three younger children Leonie Brookhammer suffered a stroke. He was a two-term mayor of the city from 2004. - APNZ

Wind picks up trailer High winds whipping through Wairarapa yesterday morning picked up a trailer being towed by a PBT Transport truck, ripping the sides open like a sardine can and spewing cargo across the road. The incident happened about 9.30am at Mt Bruce. Several other vehicles were blown over across the region by high winds. - APNZ

Wind drags log ship Stranges Road farm worker Darren Thomas (left) and farm manager Jon Cobbald assess the damage after gale force winds caused a vegetation fire on their farm on Tuesday night. Photo Donna Wylie 110913-DW-9-18

ating. “It could have been a lot worse if the wind did actually turn southerly like they predicted,” he said. “The wind was carrying the embers for more than 100 metres.” Fire appliances from Ashburton, Hinds, Willowby Ran-

gitata, Methven, Lauriston and Mayfield attended the incident. Ashburton chief fire officer Alan Burgess said firefighters left the scene about 10.30pm, and the Willowby crew stayed overnight to dampen hotspots and keep an eye on the situation. Mr Burgess, nor the two farm

workers, knew what caused the blaze, but generally speaking Mr Burgess said those incidents were usually sparked by rubbish fires. “And that could have been weeks ago, but with the wind in behind it can pick up the embers,” he said.

Gale force winds in Wellington dragged an anchored 20,000 gross tonnage logging ship across the harbour yesterday morning. Wellington harbourmaster Captain Mike Pryce said the Panamanianflagged Kwela arrived from Bluff on Monday afternoon and anchored in Wellington harbour before receiving a load of logs. However, gale force winds began to drag the anchored ship just before 6am yesterday. - APNZ


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Donald Love’s tractor sits trapped in the wreckage of his new shed, flattened in Tuesday’s windstorm.

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New shed destroyed but owner’s thankful By Sue NewmaN

Donald Love might have lost his new shed but as he mops up from Tuesday’s wind storm, he says he’s still got plenty to be grateful for. His 21 metre by 31 metre machinery shed was just days away from completion and that meant his expensive contracting gear

was still stored off site. A few days later and a smashed shed would have meant a smashed livelihood too, Mr Love said. “There’s only a truck and a ute in there and the tractor’s just a bit of sentimental value. No one’s been hurt. I am devastated, the shed’s totalled but everyone’s okay.” As the shed collapsed in the

wind and sheets of iron were tossed into the sky, Mr Love said his first thoughts were for his neighbours. Yesterday the remains of that shed could be seen two or three paddocks away. “Thank God we had the big tractors out and the windrower out. We toyed with putting them in there when it started to

blow.” When word got around the neighbourhood that their shed had blown away, Mr Love said he had received plenty of phone calls and offers of storage. Yesterday he was still reeling from the loss of his shed but he was also beginning to realise how close that shed came to blowing into his house.


Govt forks out $2m fix A $2 million market recovery fund has been set up by the Government for small to medium-sized exporting companies affected by the Fonterra whey protein scare and subsequent product recall. The fund was aimed at those companies who did not have the balance sheet to handle the disruption to their business caused by the scare, Minister of Trade Tim Groser said. “They’ve been the meat in the sandwich - caught up in this greater conflagration,” Groser told a news conference. The fund was similar in its format to that set up for Canterbury exporters af-

fected by the Christchurch earthquakes. The companies must have a minimum of $500,000 in sales to qualify. On August 2 Fonterra advised that several tonnes of whey product was thought to contain clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause botulism, prompting a product recall. Further testing revealed the whey protein had actually been contaminated with clostridium sporogenes, which does not present a food safety risk. Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett said last week that New Zealand exporters

were continuing to lose millions of dollars in Chinese sales due to the scare. A delegation of baby milk exporters led by Barnett, who chairs the New Zealand Infant Formula Exporters Association, will travel to China at the end of this month and meet with Chinese officials, distributors and retailers in Shanghai and Beijing with the aim of rebuilding trust. The association represents around 15 local baby milk exporters, none of whom used the 38 tonnes of Fonterra whey protein that was initially suspected of being contaminated. - APNZ

Kiwi hikers caught in fatal PNG attack By matthew BackhouSe aNd heather mccrackeN A New Zealander injured in an attack on a group of trekkers in Papua New Guinea is comfortable and on his way back to the country’s capital. The man in his 50s, a resident of Australia, was among a group of Australian trekkers and local porters who were attacked at a remote village in the country’s northern Morobe province on Tuesday. Two PNG porters reportedly died when bandits attacked the group at Banis-Donki, about 200km north of Port Moresby, armed with knives and

machetes. PNG Trekking Adventures boss Mark Hitchcock, whose company organised the trek, confirmed the New Zealand citizen was a resident of Australia, aged in his 50s. He would not go into further details about the man. The New Zealander and the other trekkers, all men, were now off the track and in transit to Port Moresby. “Their injuries are not life-threatening. They’re comfortable and they’re good to travel.” Mr Hitchcock said the group was on the first day of a six-day trek on the Black Cat track when they came under attack.

The trekkers had established a camp for the night at the village when they were attacked. “They were held up and all their possessions were stolen.” Mr Hitchcock would not comment on the nature of the injuries the men suffered, but said: “It was nothing major or life threatening.” He said his company had arranged for locals, medics and security officials to meet the trekkers as they walked back from the village. “As soon as we heard of the incident and were able to have phone contact with them, we mobilised assistance,” he said. - APNZ

Work was a low priority. While he’d planned to spend the day out in the paddock drilling, the wind had changed his priority. “Number one priority now is to go to mum and dad’s for a hot shower because we don’t have power and I suppose we’ll have to pick up the iron that’s paddocks away.”

Cover up order A Tauranga naturist has lost his appeal against a conviction for mowing his lawn nude. Andrew Pointon, who previously won the right to jog naked through a forest, has lost an appeal against guilty verdicts on two other charges relating to nudity. Neighbours reported seeing Pointon gardening nude in January 2012 and mowing the lawn nude in March 2012. As a result offensive behaviour charges were laid. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, but was found guilty in a defended hearing earlier this year. He was fined $300 and $350. - APNZ

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Winds whip up danger Coen Lammers EDITOR


id Canterbury awoke yesterday after a horror night of storm and thunder. Even the oldest residents amongst us could not remember a wind of this strength battering the region which was confirmed by a record gust of 251km/h measured at Mt Hutt. At this stage it seems that noone was seriously injured which seems a miracle looking at the number trees and other objects torn apart or launched by the gales. One school bus with pupils and a farmer on a tractor on Coldstream Road were particularly lucky as a 20-metre tree narrowly missed them and the Guardian news team that was following close by. And one motorist in Hinds will also be thanking his or her lucky stars after a falling tree hit their car at high speed on State Highway One but the driver miraculously managed to walk away without injury. Many property owners will also feel blessed as a number of power lines came down to set fire to hedges and trees instead of their houses. The people in the district owe a large amount of gratitude to Mid Canterbury’s firefighters who were rushed off their feet dealing with fires, car crashes, downed trees and a number of other emergencies. And don’t forget the tireless staff of EA Networks who braved atrocious and dangerous conditions to reconnect the powerless. We should also thank people like Rodger Withell who pulled out a chainsaw to clear the Ashburton River bridge, and like many others around the district stepped up to help their fellow citizens. While we are assessing the damage we should be grateful we all received plenty of warning from the Metservice that would have helped to avoid even bigger problems. Despite the warning we were all surprised by the unprecedented ferocity of the storms. Let’s hope it truly was a once in a lifetime event.

YOUR VIEW Sign of the times

Water races no use

Candidate signage Tinwald: My vote goes to the man whose sign has stood the test of the elements and is the only one still standing and to me that’s making a firm stand. Well done Alasdair Urquhart you have my vote (Text message)

Stock water races are a thing of the past they are a pain, grow weeds and stock are not allowed in them, in heavy rain water runs off the road and then in to the race and floods in the farm somewhere. I feel that instead of every farmer paying for them in their rates if a farmer has them fenced off and has wa-

More footy If you’re able to find five to 10 rugby stories per day then you must be able to find football stories. (Text message)

Name game Jill how sad you must be - is it not nice to be called by your first name title or not or will I just call you Watson next time at the library. (Text message)

CRUMB by David Fletcher

ter troughs installed it should be maintained by the council and the costs all charged back to the remaining users. I feel as though we just subsidise all the people who still use them which I feel is unfair. If anything it is a risk to our farming situation should a cattle beast be found in it. (Text message)


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Performance pay no group deal

POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Should the school decile

rating system be scrapped?

Peter Livingstone OUT OF SCHOOL


erformance pay – it’s time to ask the teachers what they think. Don’t ask the unions, ask the teachers without the interference of the scaremongering that constantly dribbles from meetings called during learning time. Traditionally the opinion of teachers in New Zealand has been voiced by their union bodies. I have been a union member since my days at teachers college and have supported many of their outcries and protests at perceived threats to the conditions we enjoy. Yet I am struggling to recall if I have ever been asked if I want my pay linked directly to the initiative and skills I bring to the task at hand? Or do I want to be recognised for the extra time and efforts I have put into improving the allround education of children I am responsible for? Teachers have reiterated many times they are professionals, yet still bind themselves to collective agreements like a remora to its host. Suckering on for a ride when they have the physiology to swim for themselves. The collective agreement lowers expectations on teachers and reduces the incentive to self-improve on an annual basis. Yes there are individuals who always strive for excellence in all they do, but as a workforce (47,293 full time teachers in 2012 – source Education Counts) it is very rare to know teachers who have been removed from the classroom because they did not meet conditions of the collective agreement.

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Obama delays Syria vote President Barack Obama used a nationally televised address to make his case for military action against Syria, even as he recognised that diplomatic steps could render attacks unnecessary. He told war-weary Americans that the use of chemical weapons poses a threat to US security and that America, with modest effort, “can stop children from being gassed to death.” Citing the new diplomatic efforts, Obama said in his speech that he had asked congressional


leaders to postpone a vote on legislation he has been seeking to authorise the use of military force against Syria — a vote he was in danger of losing. Obama’s move gives crucial time for negotiations on a Russian proposal for international inspectors to seize and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile as efforts to avert retaliatory US missile strikes shift from Washington to the United Nations. In the interim, Obama said he has ordered the US military to remain prepared to carry out

attacks if needed, maintaining a credible pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad. Directly addressing criticism over his own vow of limited strikes, Obama said some lawmakers have said “there’s no point in simply doing a pinprick strike in Syria.” “Let me make something clear: The United States military doesn’t do pinpricks,” the president said. “Even a limited strike will send a message to Assad that no other nation can deliver.” Speaking from the East

Room of the White House, Obama recalled the use of deadly chemical weapons in the European trenches of World War I and the Nazi gas chambers of World War II in insisting that the international community could not stand by after a chemical weapons attack last month in the suburbs of Damascus. He blamed the chemical weapons attack squarely on Assad and warned that a failure to act now would encourage tyrants and terrorists to use similar weapons. - AP


Schools need CCTV, say principals Victoria’s state schools should be fitted with CCTV cameras to protect staff from aggressive parents, a principals’ organisation says. The Australian Principals Federation president Christopher Cotching says teachers, support staff and principals are being subject to increasing levels of harassment. Some schools had already installed their own systems, he said. “There are a growing number of community members, parents, who are going into the foyers of schools and being quite rude, threatening and abusive,” Mr Cotching said. “By having CCTV cameras in the foyer of every school, what we’ll be doing is just setting the standard a bit higher.” Mr Cotching said the Victorian government had a duty to provide a safe workplace. A report released in July by Monash University said school principals were seven times more likely to experience physical violence than the general public. About a quarter have experienced physical violence, the report found. Mr Cotching said school staff were reluctant to disclose confronting incidents because they didn’t want to feel they weren’t in control. A Department of Education spokesman said further training and support was being developed for principals faced with aggressive behaviour but it was up to schools to decide whether to install CCTV cameras. - AAP

Quake jolts Alaska A light earthquake in Alaska jolted the state’s largest city yesterday. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center reports that the quake has a preliminary magnitude of 4.1. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the temblor was felt widely in the greater Anchorage area, but there are no immediate reports of damage. The center gives the quake a preliminary magnitude of 4.0. - AP

“I am innocent” One of the men convicted in the fatal gang rape of a young Indian woman called out his innocence yesterday as police drove him into the courthouse where he and three others faced the possibility of death sentences. Minutes later, the prosecutor called for all four men to be executed. It was not clear which of the four men was shouting, because his face was obscured behind the police van’s heavy metal mesh, but he repeatedly called out, “I am innocent! I am innocent!” as the van drove past. The men face either life imprisonment or death by hanging. - AP

Five police killed Suspected Islamic insurgents killed five plainclothes officers and then stole their weapons in an attack Wednesday in Thailand’s restive south, police said. About five to six militants followed a pickup truck carrying the undercover policemen and attacked them on a road in Thung Yangdaeng district in Pattani province, Police Col. Kowit Rattanachote said. He said the police pulled over their car and attempted to take cover after the insurgents started firing into their vehicle. The bodies of four policemen were found next to the vehicle and another was found inside. - AP A woman holds a bouquet of flowers as she makes her way to attend a funeral mass for the people that died in a bus crash a day earlier, in Guatemala. Photo AP

Relatives mourn 46 dead in bus The death toll in a rural Guatemala bus crash rose to 46 yesterday, after two more people died of injuries suffered in the vehicle’s plunge into a deep canyon. The village of San Martin Jilotepeque mourned most of the victims, including at least three babies and the bus driv-

er. Wakes were held yesterday for many of the victims, who had been heading to the nation’s capital when the bus ran off the road. Relatives reported the bus was so full that some passengers stood, sat two to a seat or clung to the doorway. Transportation authorities have

said the bus had seats for 54 people, but was carrying 90. Some 41 people remained hospitalised. The mother of victim Selvin Galvez said witness told her that her 41-year-old son was one of those hanging in the doorway when the bus started out. - AP


Soyz capsule returns from space A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts touched down to Earth early yesterday after undocking from the International Space Station following 166 days in space. American Chris Cassidy and Russians Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin emerged from the capsule in smiles on an unusually sunny day in Kazakhstan.

Live coverage from NASA, the US space agency, first showed the shuttle parachuting to a safe and punctual landing. Helicopters were then flown to the landing site, where medical and flight crews helped the three men disembark. The capsule undocked from the space station for a flight to Earth that took just over

three hours. The three men blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome on March 29. Each of the men was carried to reclining chairs, where they spent several minutes in order to acclimatise to Earth’s gravity. Misurkin and Cassidy will undergo various tests that could provide information for future flights. - AP

Synthetic pot probed A federal team has arrived in Colorado to help investigate hospital reports that synthetic marijuana is to blame for scores of recent illnesses and possibly three fatalities in the state. “The deaths are suspect, they’re being investigated,” Mark Salley, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said. Salley said the team will join investigators from the state and Tri-County Health Department trying to determine the source of synthetic pot — also known as “spice” — that apparently has sickened an estimated 75 people since late August. - AP

Mother still sought The mother of a newborn baby found dead in a Hobart park two years ago is being urged to come forward, with the case still unsolved. A baby girl was found by a council worker in the southern suburb of Kingston in October 2011, along with the child’s umbilical cord and placenta. At the time, police said the infant’s body could have been in the park for up to a month. Coroner Olivia McTaggart has put out a plea to the mother and other persons with information, after investigations failed to solve the mystery. - AAP


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DB eyes Europe By ChristoPher adams DB Breweries is eyeing Europe as a potentially lucrative market for its Monteith’s beer brand. New Zealand’s second-largest brewer after Lion - whose products include DB Export, Tui and Double Brown - is looking for ways to drive sales and profit in a highly competitive market in which overall beer consumption is dropping. Andy Routley, who took over as managing director in March, said increasing exports was one part of DB’s growth strategy.

There was an opportunity for Monteith’s in countries such as Belgium, the Netherlands and Britain and DB wanted to launch the brand in Europe in the next six to nine months, he said. DB’s parent company, Singapore-based Asia Pacific Breweries, became a wholly owned subsidiary of Dutch brewer Heineken following a takeover last year and will be renamed Heineken Asia Pacific next month. DB could take advantage of the distribution channels Heineken already has in place in Europe, Routley said. - APNZ

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By Paddy Wood Apple’s newest product launch was also its least surprising. Under Steve Jobs, the company forged a reputation for secrecy. But when the latest iPhones were revealed yesterday, what also became clear was that the Apple-watchers had been spoton, on the back of numerous leaks. Nothing Apple chief Tim Cook unveiled from Apple’s California HQ overnight came as a big surprise. As predicted, Cook introduced two new lines of iPhone - one a faster, snazzier version of the iPhone 5, called the 5S; the other a cheaper plastic-shelled model called the 5C.

Pundits called it all - from the colours of the 5C’s shells to the fingerprint security sensor and gold colouring of the 5S. Sonny Dickson, who runs a self-titled Apple blog from suburban Melbourne, said he was so sure of what Apple would reveal he hadn’t even bothered to get out of bed for the announcement. “I knew everything was coming,” he said in an email. Dickson had been instrumental in revealing Apple’s plans. He is well-known in tech circles for publishing pictures of leaked parts and prototypes which he sources from Chinese contacts working in Apple’s manufacturing chain. In August, Dickson got his

hands on the 5C’s colourful casing, and the gold-coloured 5S shell. Then last week, he published high-res images of the 5S’s fingerprint scanner. In three leaks, Dickson revealed three of Apple’s signature innovations before the company had the chance. A new, faster processing chip in the 5S was to be expected, he said. Apple always boosts the chips when it upgrades its iPhones. A beta version of iOS 7, Apple’s new operating system to be released on September 18, had hinted at camera improvements, Dickson said. He called Apple’s latest launch the most-leaked ever, spurred by himself and other bloggers. - AAP

Number of Chinese visitors set to soar By Grant Bradley

second-biggest source of tourists with 225,000 arrivals during the The number of Chinese tourists past year, behind Australia with coming to New Zealand is fore- almost 1.2 million. cast to surge by 46 per cent with The China Outbound Tourism an extra 100,000 visitors dur- Research Institute has found that ing the next year, according to a close to 38 million mainland Chitourism research agency. nese travelled to other countries Also caption- fathers daythe – world in the first five China is already New Zealand’s around Sunday 1st of September.

months of the year, a 17 per cent increase on the same period last year. The report found a change in Chinese consumption habits with more wanting to travel independently rather than on tours, and a shift from sightseeing to activity-based holidays. - APNZ


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Prime lambs under the hammer Heavy prime lambs sold as high as $132 at the Tinwald saleyards on Tuesday. Medium lambs made $112-119 and light lambs $90-110. Heavy prime ewes fetched $105-123, medium ewes made $85-95 and lighter weights $60-78. A good line of store lambs also went under the hammer, the best making $113 and lighter lambs $94.


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Trial looks at docking lambs’ tails The preliminary findings of research into tail docking by Alliance Group has found leaving a lamb’s tail longer or intact had no long-term beneficial or detrimental effect on its growth rate. Alliance Group, which is undertaking the research to verify the productive, economic and welfare effects of tail docking on lambs, has just completed the first year of a three year extensive study. Tail docking is common practice among New Zealand farmers. It is thought to help reduce dag formation and the risk of fly strike, a major cost to the sheep industry. However, there has been little objective information or research on the benefits, or otherwise, of the practice. The research, involving a nationwide farmer survey and field trials in Southland, Canterbury and Manawatu, is supported by the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming Fund, UK supermarket Sainsbury’s and Beef + Lamb New Zealand. Early findings suggest that tail length has no effect on time spent on-farm or on productive traits such as carcase weight. However, longer and intact tails increased the level of dag accumulation, and consequently time to crutch. Previous studies have shown that the accumulation of dags increases the likelihood of fly strike, a serious welfare issue for affected sheep. However, the link between tail length, dags and fly strikes remain inconclusive at this stage so further data is to be collected in the remaining two years of the study. The study suggested that leaving the tail longer or intact could have a positive effect on total meat yield. However, this was inconclusive as it was not consistent across breed and sex of the lamb. Further research is to be undertaken to fully understand this aspect. Murray Behrent, general manager of livestock at Alliance Group, said the first year of the trial had been successful: “While the outcomes only represent preliminary findings, they do provide some useful early confirmation on the effect of tail docking on growth rates and we will be looking forward to the final results in 2015.

Farmers will benefit from research into tail docking

“There is currently a lack of scientific information addressing the productive, economic and welfare aspects of docking lamb tails. This situation leaves New Zealand farmers vulnerable to any concerns from international markets in regards to the actual length of tails docked. “It is therefore important that any welfare issues that concern consumers and have the potential to become barriers in our international markets are addressed so that we can respond on a scientific basis with available trial data.” The study was important to support the image of New Zealand product in key markets, he said. Evaluation of the economic benefit and/or the cost to the farmer of leaving the tail longer, or intact, will be part of the remaining two years of the study. “Once complete, the research should provide suppliers with reliable information in assessing the impact of their tail docking practices.“ During the trials, the lambs were weighed at the time of docking, weaning and slaughter. Dags were also scored at weaning and slaughter while fly strike was recorded before any crutching or spray treatment. The research looked at four different tail lengths: flush (1cm); short (3-4 cm) commonly used in New Zealand; long (7-

10 cm) commonly used in UK; and intact. Alliance Group and its research partner AbacusBio have been working with sheep farmers, tailing and shearing contractors as part of the study. The company will undertake an online survey of sheep farmers in August in an

effort to understand the prevalence of the different docking practices and gain an insight into docking decisions made by farmers. As part of the research, a best practice booklet on tail docking will also be developed and distributed to suppliers in 2015.


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Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz

Yesterday’s top 5 stories on

1 - Which town is closest to Ashburton? a. Methven b. Geraldine c. Rakaia

1. High winds cause destruction (+ Video) 2. Schools closed due to wind 3. Community ‘feels powerless’ 4. Rakaia residents raging 5. Farmers ‘angry, concerned’

2 - How old is the charttopping Auckland singer Lorde? a. 16 b. 17 c. 18


3 - Which time period came first? a. Paleolithic b. Neolithic c. Mesolithic 4 - Who wrote Man Alone? a. Dan Davin b. John Mulgan c. Carl Stead 5 - Which of the following is the correct spelling of the flower? a. Rhododendren b. Rodhodendron c. Rhododendron 6 - Who is the leader of North Korea? a. Kim Jong-il b. Kim Jon-un c. Kim Jong Sung 7 - Messages travel along the spinal cord to the brain at about what speed? a. 100 kph b. 200 kph c. 300 kph 8 - The Rakaia community has been upset by a shop because of its sale of...? a. Synthetic cannabis b. Sex toys c. Machetes and knives

Kindy kids explore trains at Plains Children from Aubrey Mason Kindergarten enjoyed a trip to the Tinwald Plains Museum recently. Teachers said that due to the children’s interest in transport, they planned a trip to the museum, providing opportunities for the children to make new discoveries and develop working theories about the world around them, how things work and how they have changed over time.

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Local artist discovers Italy By GaBrielle Stuart

Tonight, Ashburton artist Heather Sarin will experience a night at the Piazza Italia, joining artists from across the world for an evening of live music and “proper dancing” under a starry Italian sky. It is the perfect ending to a day at the Biennale of Chianciano festival of contemporary art, where her paintings are exhibited alongside the works of more than 120 artists from across the world. For the local artist, the festival isn’t only an opportunity to walk the Italian cobbles, it is a chance to meet and market her work to art dealers and gallery curators from across the world. The small Italian spa town is bustling with big names for the week of the festival, giving her the chance to chat with international artists that she has admired for years. It is also a chance to discuss some of the big issues facing the art world, with speakers on topics from developing an art website to the approaching art as a profession. She will return to her studio in Ashburton later this month, but it’s unlikely she will be able to settle for long. Doors are already opening

around the world for the artist, who has already been invited to exhibit in both London and Miami next year. Highlights from Italy: ■ We’ve arrived safe and sound and have delivered the paintings to the Museum and met the curatorial team, who have been very obliging. ■ Even though Heather doesn’t speak Italian, communication is definitely not a problem. ■ Chianciano is made up of an old town (where the photos have been taken) and the “New Town” which is where we are staying and the museum and shops are located. ■ There is a river running underneath the town which gives it a unique feeling, like you are beside the sea. ■ The community spirit is fantastic, with live music at nights in the Piazza and lots of people dancing. ■ The accessibility of the ancient alleyways and homes make Heather feel like she could stay here forever. ■ The Italian people are elegant and doesn’t matter if you’re 9 or 90, everyone dresses elegantly – whether they are going to the grocery store or out for dinner.


Ashburton artist Heather Sarin is walking the cobbles of Italy this week, as she exhibits her paintings at the Biennale of Chianciano festival of contemporary art.

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Historic setting for old films

By GaBrielle Stuart

Mid Cantabrians are invited to step back in time this weekend, as a collection of silent films screen at the historic Cob Cottage in Longbeach. Reel Life in Canterbury will visit Mid Canterbury for just one screening on Sunday afternoon, and features clips dating back to the early 1900s. From a 1910 home movie filmed in a Christchurch garden to an excerpt from 2011 Canterbury quake documentary When A City Falls, the clips capture a slice of Canterbury life throughout the century. Among other films, Off For Mount Cook (1926), a government publicity film, shows views of Fairlie, Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki. Tourists ski, make snowmen and dance at The Hermitage Hotel. On a lighter side, community comedy A Daughter of Christchurch (1928) features a pretty new schoolteacher who arrives in town and is wooed by two suitors: Freddy Fishface, a shady journalist, and Bill Cowcocky, a handsome farmer. The plot is fast and furious and culminates in a fistfight on the banks of the Avon. Presented by the Film Archive and New Zealand Historic Places Trust, the screening will be held at 2pm on Sunday at Longbeach station, 1034 Lower Beach Road. The silent films will be accompanied live by musicians Jan Preston and Mike Pullman. Tickets cost $5, and are available at the door.


September 13 – NASDA musical HAIR at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. Four shows from September 13-15, at 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets $45. September 14 – Ashburton Musical Club, Spring Concert, 7.30pm, arranged by Carolie Andrew. Sinclair Centre, visitors welcome $5, supper served. September 15 – Reel Life in Canterbury film tour showing at the historic Cob Cottage in Longbeach. 2pm-4pm, door sales $5. September 15 – NZ Trio performing at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre with Arts on Tour NZ. 7.30pm, tickets $25, with group discounts available. September 21 – Screening of 1980 film Blues Brothers with live music and American hotdogs at the Cinema Paradiso in Methven. 7pm to 10.30pm, tickets $30. September 21 – Opera Favourites by the Mid Canterbury Choir, 7pm at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. Tickets $25, seniors and students $20. To September 21 – Ashburton Society of Arts Winter Show at the Short Street Studio. Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. September 25 – Fly My Pretties national tour visiting Ashburton for a concert at 8pm at the Ashburton Trust Events Centre. Tickets $45. September 26 – Live music from Canterbury reggae singer Erin Crowley at the Blue Pub in Methven. 7.30 start, admission free. September 27 – The Very Best of Suzanne Prentice concert at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. September 28 – The changing face of small town NZ, photographic exhibition by Mary Macpherson at the Ashburton Art Gallery until November 10. October 4-6 – Mid Canterbury Children’s Theatre junior production of Alladin at the Ashburton Trust Events Centre. Fri 7pm, Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm. Tickets $20. October 6 – Metro Maori Jgeeks Eggs Factor tour performance at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. 6.30pm, tickets $20. October 13 – The Grand Ole TOppry country music concert postponed. New dates to be confirmed. October 17 – Kelvin Cruickshank from TV series ‘Sensing Murder’ visiting Ashburton Trust Event Centre. 7pm, R18, Tickets $65. October 22-23 – Magic Moments local 50s and 60s song and dance show at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. Tues 1.30 and 7.30pm, Wed 7.30pm, tickets $20. October 25 – Arts on Tour Bella Kalolo Band concert at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 7.30pm, tickets $25. October 26 – Court Theatre Production Bombshells visiting the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. 7.30pm, tickets $41.

If you have an event coming up and you think it might be suited to the Arts Diary, please let us know by contacting Susan Sandys on 307-7961 or susan.s@theguardian.

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■■ Allenton Indoor Bowling Club With only our closing night to come now, a very enjoyable season is all but over. Throughout the season we have experienced some great fun nights of bowls at our club nights, as well as participating in tournaments run by other clubs at the stadium. Closing night and presentation of trophies, will be a small celebration of the club being 55+ years old, no one  knows exactly how old, as some old records are missing. The Interclub competition ended with our number one team coming fourth in the play-offs. We recently had a close fought Harper Cup Challenge with the Willowby Club, but they were too strong for us. It all came down to the results of the last game. The club also had a team competing in the Aggregate Shield Challenge with other Clubs and we were happy to come second in this. A great format with Fours, pairs and singles being played. Congratulations to Annette Sargisson on winning the Hunt Singles, a club competition for those that have never won a Singles title before. Well done Annette. We had our annual general meeting and election of officers last week, with all officers remaining the same for another year:President - J. Cartwright Secretary - C. Cartwright Treasurer - Y. Lister Club captain - G. Anderson To all those outdoor bowlers among us - have a great summer and we look forward to seeing everyone again next season.

■■ Allenton Outdoor Bowling Club Yay, opening day Saturday 14 names in by 1pm for 1.30pm start  - A plate of avo tea. Looking forward to seeing everyone again and getting back into the games.  Whites to be worn please. Also a reminder for September 21 and 22 fundraiser for Sandra get those entries in for this as well. Welcome home Sandra hope to hear all the news soon. That’s all see you on Saturday 14.

■■ Ashburton Lions

Thursday, September 12, 2013 speaker Christine Sandrey and visitors Sheila Shearer, Jan Johnson and Marie Soper. After dinner, Lion Carolyn Nelson introduced Christine, local franchisee for “Driving Miss Daisy”, who spoke on her involvement with, and the services offered by, her company. Describing it as “the best job in the world”, Christine told how she met people of a wide age range who required transport to a huge variety of needs including health and hospital appointments; shopping trips, and other visits. She spoke of how she had developed trust from regular users, some of whom now regarded her as a companion. She outlined criteria required, personally and vehicular, to be able to be licensed; gave an indication of her current pricing structure; and indicated availability of vouchers as gifts. Christine was thanked for an interesting talk by Lion Bev Watkins. Secretary Jan Stonyer read invitations received for 50’s Up Brass Band Concert on October 2; Magic Moments Show October 22/23; Nutrition Seminar promoted by Dorie School November; 11 and Lions Zone Dance October 18. Treasurer Fiona Williamson advised current balances of club accounts are healthy; reminded members that subscriptions are due; and presented audited accounts for the year 2012-13 which included charitable donations in excess of $13,000. Reports were received from club directors included Toot for Tucker planning for November 18; Camp Quality raffle selling commencing on September 13; lily bulbs project; World Service Day collection of ‘niceties for Mums’ to be donated to Presbyterian Support; mystery trips; day care driving; and notice of September meeting encouraging members to wear odd shoes, bling, and ‘interesting hair”. A report from several members who hosted “The Biggest Morning Tea Party” for Cholmondeley Home was received and a request to cater for Hinds Lions Club was accepted. Snippets from the recent cabinet meeting were shared – eight district children are currently using Hart Walker machines, valued $11,000 each and donated by Lions clubs; there will be an iced cake competition again to raise funds for continuing the Hart Walker programme; and news of Lions Clubs International commitment of US$7.8million support for Special Olympics programmes over the next five years. The monthly raffle was drawn, winner Sheila Shearer, before Lion Jackie conducted a lively session of Tail Twisting.

County ■■ Ashburton Golf Club

President Lilian Wakelin welcomed an excellent attendance of members to the recent meeting of the Ashburton County Lions Club. Special welcomes were given guest

It has been quite a disruptive winter, for golfers around the district this year, with pennants games being cancelled rearranged, and then cancelled again, and on the home front, the White Trophy has taken a lot of sorting out, but it seems to be getting back on track. The course took quite a beating from the elements, and the pesky worms, but with the good work of the greens committee it was soon playing well again. Mentioning the White Trophy, the turn out for this and other mixed events over the past couple of years has been a bit disappointing. It seems that our male golfers are a wee bit timid when it comes to the opposite sex. I find this a bit weird, as I have always enjoyed playing a round with the ladies, and I also quite enjoy playing golf with them as well. Next season we aim to re visit the timing of the White Trophy, and we will be having a big push to get the mixed golf numbers up and therefore increasing  the clubs  social side, please come and join us. The story of the week comes from a very reliable source, and involves one of our sprightly mature gentlemen, I hear that young Mr Leighton has been test driving his new battery powered trundler, but it seems that he only has his learners licence, having parked his trundler on the side of the 13th green all four players in the group proceeded to putt out. As they left the green, the golf bag and wheels were no where to be seen, after ten minutes of fruitless searching and calling the group behind them through. The errant machine was spotted, over the 14th tee and heading back to the car park at a great rate of knots. Now over my years of golf I have seen a few players storm off the course in a huff, but it’s the first time I’ve heard of anyone’s equipment throwing their toys out of the pram. Good golfing.

After the meeting, 16 ladies had lunch at Robbies Next coffee meeting at Café Central on September 11 at 10.30am, next meeting on September 25 at 9.45am.

■■ Ashburton Writers’ Group President Julie presided over the September meeting of the Ashburton Writers’ Group, and welcomed members and a visitor. Heather read a quotation. “Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together” A thank you letter was received for the book voucher sent to the winner of the 10 years and under poetry section of the recent competition. The Assignment for the meeting was to write a story with the title “Be careful what you wish for”. Members wrote of two friends, old song, the Monkey’s Paw, in prison, Writers’ Group, fat man and ship press gang. Members voted on the best expansion of the theme, this was won by John. The instant exercise was to write a story beginning with the words “If only I had thought”. Members wrote of red tie, motionless others, no story, saddled horse, curried mince, meal, baby girl, smashed fruit. The meeting concluded with the serving of afternoon tea. The assignment for the October meeting is to write “A Cat’s Tale”. Visitors are welcome to the meetings, please phone Rae at 3088927.

■■ Ashburton Ladies ■■ Ashvegas Club Probus Club The August meeting of the Ashburton Ladies Probus Club met in the Doris Linton Lounge. President Sheila welcomed members and visitors. Several members had celebrated birthdays, with Ariel having had her 92nd, and also renewed her driver’s licence. Members sang the National Anthem. Fairlie Matsinger was introduced by Bev Gregory and inducted by the President The Almoner gave her report on the health of some of our members A précis was given on the committee meeting A bus trip to Christchurch is planned for Wednesday, October 2 and for those going, please have your $20 at the next meeting Women’s Heart Health are holding a breakfast on Friday, September 27, and we have booked a table for this. After morning tea, our speaker Aleisa Davy spoke of her life with its trials and how she overcame them, and came through as a person who has a very positive attitude to her future life. A very courageous and modern young woman. She was thanked and given a gift of fruit.


Methven was the venue for last weekend’s club day with a stableford round played in near perfect conditions. Pete Bettle had the mornings best round finishing with a score of 38 stableford points after a round of 93 while Clarkie claimed 2nd place with 37 points following his round of 86. Geoff Soal with 36 points and Terry Kingsbury with 33 did best of the others with Pete also winning the putting prize with 32 putts. Terry had the only two. Rumour has it that the TAB breathed a massive sigh of relief last weekend after Legs had suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Tinwald club champs the previous day. Apparently a late betting plunge had seen him drift in to be a short priced favourite for his grade with the TAB apparently standing to lose a fortune. This Sunday’s club day is scheduled to be held at Mayfield at the normal tee off time of 10am.

■■ Harrier Club The Ashburton Harrier Club held the annual Albert McIntosh Trophy race in and

around the Domain on Saturday. This is a 3km handicap race, and a smaller than usual field of 12 runners took part in ideal conditions. The winner on handicap was Gary Whiting, second was Ben Baker, and third John van Polanen. Fastest times of the day were Matthew Clough in 10 min 40, and Ben Baker 11 min 01, and Peter Larkin 11 min 24.

■■ Tinwald Branch New Zealand Red Cross    A short branch meeting was held on 3 September in the Tinwald Memorial Hall attended by 17 members, and a  visitor was welcomed and a new member was introduced and welcomed. A member of a North Canterbury branch was visited in Ashburton Hospital. Notice was given of the Canterbury Mid South Area of Red Cross’ Forum to be held in Ashburton on October 5 frmo 9.45am to 3pm. An interesting programme will be presented including an update on the Recovery after the Christchurch earthquake and the ongoing assistance given by Red Cross, Emergency Preparedness,  resettlement of Refugees, (over two million refugees from the present  Syrian conflict ) and the New Zealand Red Cross Strategy 2020. The arrangements for the annual raffle to run in October and November are in place. Members of the Foundation of the Blind and their carers were welcomed by President Lynette Lovett at 2pm. The Entertainers for the afternoon were the trio of Bob Neilson, Russell Carter and Jim Mitchell who mesmerised us all with their playing of the  ukulele, banjo and mandolin and Bob’s fine singing especially of the song Maggie and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and other songs.  Jiffy raffles and a sales table were held. A very nice  afternoon tea was served and brought a  lovely  afternoon to a close.  Next branch meeting is Tuesday, October 1 at 2pm in Tinwald Memorial Hall.

■■ Willowby-Eiffelton WI At our August meeting, two of our members gave  short talks on their travels. The first to visit her family in the Outer Hebrides and also Skye, and the second to Vanuatu, the capital of which is Port Vila. She went to her daughter’s house on Santo Island. There was no power, so firstly there were generators, now solar energy. Water comes from the rain. She had a very interesting photo of a tree up which a radio operator had hidden when sending messages in World War Two. Our motto was “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”.


Draws ■■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club Midweek Women September 17 LGU, Medal Draw Steward: Leigh Wackrow 308 3790 Tuesday Starters: Hazel Benke, Jeanette Early No 1 Tee 9.30 V Moore, G Sloper, H Argyle 9.36 P Bell, H Lovett, C Trott 9.42, J Guilford, F Williamson, S Elliott 9.48 B Turton, D Hinton, D Engelbrecht 9.54 T Cates, K Read, S Simpson 10.00 J Early, W Carter, G Lane No 7 Tee 9.48 B Blair, J Williams, H Robertson 9.54 A Hunt, D Simmons, K Shaw 10.00 L Wackrow, K Robb, A Hopwood, No 10 Tee 9.30 R Bennett, E Porter, H Ward 9.36 A Grant, B Martin, M Bean 9.42 K Green, B Watkins, C Ness 9.48 B Cameron, J McKeown, H Benke

Nine Hole Men and Women’s Section 19 September - report 9:15am Rnd 5 Marion Marshall Trophy, stroke Nine Hole convenors - Carolyn King 308 7022, Carol O’Reilly 308 8758 September 14 - report 8.15am for 8.45am start. Club Captain - Alison Grant 302 4635

Tinwald Golf Club Tuesday Ladies September 17 Club House Draw for All Players 18 & 9 Stroke Round for Everyone Starters B. Harris & C. Linney: Cards V. Prendergast & K. McAuliffe Tea Duties: Morning K. Young. Afternoon J. Undy & L. Glassey

■■ Rugby Mid Canterbury Rugby Mid Canterbury Representative Rugby Amended Draw

September 14 Heartland Championship: “The Trust Ashburton” Mid Canterbury v “McKeown Petroleum” North Otago, Whitestone Contracting Stadium – Oamaru, 2.30pm Development: Mid Canterbury Development v North Otago Development, Whitestone Contracting Stadium – Oamaru, 12.30pm Under 18 Mid Canterbury v South Canterbury, Hinds 1, 2.30pm, N Webster, M Gallaghar, P McKnight Under 16: Mid Canterbury v South Canterbury, Hinds 1, 1pm, K Hancox, T Pearce, A Chapman Under 14: Mid Canterbury v Ellesmere, Rakaia 1, 2pm, C Kelland, G Clement, R Harnett Under 65kg: Mid Canterbury v Canterbury Country, Rakaia 1, 12.30pm, G Clement Under 48kg: Mid Canterbury v Canterbury Metro, Rakaia 2, 10.30am, M O’Callaghan Mid Canterbury v Canterbury Country, Rakaia 2, 1.30pm, P Hunt Canterbury Metro v Canterbury Country,

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Quebec Challenge

■■ Golf Tinwald Golf Club Tuesday Ladies September 10 Stroke Round Joyce VanderHeide nett 68, Phy Ellis 69, Diana Wellman 75 on C/B from Pat Bell75 Nearest The Pins: Sponsored by No. 6 Stables Family Restaurant Di Bell: No12. Hair by Mac & Maggie Joan Undy: No. 2 2nd Shot Dairy Business Centre Judith Smith : No. 16: 2nd Shot Outdoor Adventure Phyl Ellis Two’s No Struck 9 Hole Stroke Round Madge Sherriff 39, Nancy Costin 42 on C/B from Gwen Whipp 42

Results from Quebec Challenge yesterday (prefix denotes seeding). Women Rd 1 2-Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt Melanie Oudin (USA) 7-6(5) 5-7 6-2. 7-Lauren Davis (USA) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2. 4-Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) bt Stephanie Dubois (CAN) 6-3 6-4. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) bt Sharon Fichman (CAN) 6-4 6-0. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) bt Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 6-3 7-5. 3-Lucie Safarova (CZE) bt Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 6-3 6-2. Julie Coin (FRA) bt Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) 7-6(5) 7-5. Polona Hercog (SLO) bt 1-Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-3 6-1. Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) bt Amra Sadikovic (SUI) 6-3 6-4.


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Marshall to miss World Cup Benji Marshall’s move to rugby means he’ll miss New Zealand’s defence of the league world cup in the Northern Hemisphere later this year. Marshall, a 27-test veteran, was one of two players labelled unavailable as a 17-strong Kiwis train-on squad was released yesterday for those not involved in the NRL play-offs. The other was Gerard Beale, who is out with a knee injury. Kiwis convenor of selectors Tony Iro said Marshall told the selectors his impending move to Sir John Kirwan’s Blues for next year’s Super Rugby season would rule him out of the world cup. “We’re naturally disappointed to not have Benji available ... but we understand the circumstances and wish him well,” said Iro. “He’ll always be a Kiwi brother and he has done wonders not only for rugby league in New Zealand, but the game in general. “Benji stood proud as a New

Benji Marshall

Zealander at a time when there was plenty of interest in convincing him to commit elsewhere. His dedication to his country set an example to those coming through. “He was a key part of the Kiwis team that won New Zealand’s first ever rugby league world cup in 2008 and he followed that up with a starring

role, as captain, in our 2010 four nations win. “He’ll be missed, but we believe we have players in the halves that are ready to deliver in this world cup tournament.” Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson and Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran shape as the likely halves pairing for New Zealand at the global tournament.

The national selectors - Iro, Richie Barnett, Ivan Cleary, Stephen Kearney and Tawera Nikau - will add to the squad in the coming weeks as teams are eliminated from the NRL finals. A final world cup squad of 24 will be named on October 8. The squad has a warm-up game against the Cook Islands in Doncaster on October 20, before they open their World Cup defence against Samoa in Warrington on October 27. Meanwhile, Brent Gemmell has been appointed the coach of the Junior Kiwis. Gemmell, who is currently assistant coach of the Auckland Vulcans, has an extensive background in domestic rugby league having coached the New Zealand Residents team for the last two years. He’d earlier won a Bartercard Cup with the Auckland Lions and coached junior rugby league in Bay of Plenty and Northland. Gemmell takes over as Junior Kiwis coach from John Ackland following his decision to join

the NZRL in the fulltime role of national game development manager. Kelvin Wright will be Gemmell’s assistant coach. Wright is currently assistant coach of the Junior Warriors. Other Junior Kiwis appointments confirmed today are Andy Flint - the head trainer of the Auckland Vulcans - as trainer and John Love as physiotherapist. Love is in his third year working with the Junior Warriors and will also support the Kiwis during their world cup campaign. The Junior Kiwis play the Junior Kangaroos on Sunday, October 13, at WIN Jubilee Oval in Sydney.

Kiwis’ train-on squad for the World Cup: Alex Glenn, Josh Hoffman, Bronson Harrison, Jason Nightingale, Lewis Brown, Sam McKendry, Dean Whare, Shaun Johnson, Thomas Leuluai, Kevin Locke, Simon Mannering, Ben Matulino, Sam Rapira, Elijah Taylor, Manu Vatuvei, Adam Blair, Tim Simona. Unavailable: Gerard Beale, Benji Marshall. - APNZ

Suspended ■ FOOTBALL All Whites likely to face Mexico or Panama fine for Martin By Daniel RichaRDson

The AFL has issued a $2000 suspended fine to Richmond onballer Dustin Martin for his handcuffs gesture during Sunday’s elimination final at the MCG. The fine is suspended for two years, the league’s football operations boss Mark Evans told Radio 3AW yeterday. Evans says the league is keen to stamp out controversial onfield gestures after Michael Hibberd made a similar signal against Gold Coast in Round 12. Collingwood’s Andrew Krakouer raised eyebrows after his gesture in a game after previously serving a jail term. Evans says it’s a warning to players against saluting those behind bars. “We’ve imposed a $2000 fine, but suspended it, given we haven’t taken action on these in the past,” Evans said. “If it keeps bobbing up I think the AFL will take action.” Martin made an emotional cross-armed jailhouse salute after kicking a second-quarter goal during Sunday’s loss to Carlton which ended the Tigers’ season. The player’s motives are unknown. - AAP

The All Whites appear destined for a play-off against the winner of a World Cup qualifier between Mexico and Panama on October 11 that will likely determine who finishes fourth in the North and Central America group. In the latest round of Concacaf qualifiers yesterday, Mexico were beaten 2-0 by the United States in Columbus, while Panama drew 2-2 with Honduras in Tegucigalpa and in the group’s other match, Costa Rica drew 1-1 with Ja-

maica in Kingston. The wash up is, USA sit atop the group on 16 points and have earned qualification for Brazil next year, alongside the second-placed Costa Rica (15), while Honduras (11) are on track to qualify as the final topthree finisher. Panama and Mexico both have eight points but Panama edge the Mexicans on goals scored, while Jamaica are seemingly out of the race on four points. It means everything will go on the line when Mexico host Panama at the 105,000-seat

Azteca in Mexico City next month. After Mexico and Panama do battle there will be one further round of Concacaf matches four days later where Panama will host the USA and Mexico have to travel to Costa Rica to play. There is little certainty surrounding those matches, given USA and Costa Rica have their qualification secured and may not deploy full-strength sides given nothing will be on the line for them. The fourth-place finisher will then meet the All Whites in a

home-and-away intercontinental play-off in November with a spot in the World Cup on the line. Mexico, the world No 20, have struggled in qualification but there’s no doubt that Ricki Herbert’s men would rather meet Panama (40), who have less pedigree and would feel more pressure in a play-off situation given they have never qualified for the World Cup finals. Mexico have lost only two of their 78 World Cup qualifying games at the Azteca. - APNZ


Genia dumped as Wallabies get brutal By Justin chaDwick Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie hates axing players. But he hates losing even more. McKenzie made one of the hardest decisions of his coaching career this week when he relegated star scrumhalf Will Genia to the bench for Saturday night’s clash with Argentina in Perth. Genia has failed to produce his usual heroics during the

Wallabies’ four-match losing run, but he was far from the team’s worst in last week’s 3812 loss to South Africa in Brisbane. With captain James Horwill still nursing a hamstring injury and Genia demoted to the bench, Brumbies’ No.8 Ben Mowen will take over as skipper in what will be just his seventh test. Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White earns his first test start

and fourth cap overall. McKenzie is feeling the heat after overseeing three straight losses since taking over as coach from Robbie Deans. The former Reds boss is confident positive results will soon come. And although he didn’t enjoy telling Genia of his axing, he won’t be afraid to make more tough calls if the Wallabies’ form doesn’t improve soon. Five-eighth Quade Cooper

could be the next to fall if he fails to fire against the Pumas on Saturday. “As a leader, you get defined by the decisions you make, not the ones you avoid,” McKenzie said. “Everyone can make easy decisions. It’s the hard ones that make a difference. “I hate losing. I’m not enjoying this time at all. “But I’m not sitting around hoping something is going to change.” - AAP

Motoring 20 Ashburton Guardian

Thursday, September 12, 2013


One neat-looking hatch I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again - when Nissan replaced the previous Pulsar with the rather strangely named, and shaped Tiida, the best thing about it were the TV ads featuring Kim Cattrall from Sex in the City. If Tiida had proved even a little bit as appealing as Kim, possibly Nissan wouldn’t have revived the Pulsar name for their new range, firstly the sedans and now hatches. The hatch returns in three versions, the $29,990 ST with the same 1.8 litre petrol four and CVT auto as has the sedan. But the $34,990 ST-S (minus the body kit and a some other goodies the SSS gets) and the said $39,990 SSS, both have 1.6 litre, 140kW/240Nm turbo -direct-injection petrol engines. They have CVT autos as well, with the SSS having a manual mode and paddles. The SSS definitely deserves a Kim Cattrall ad! For despite its body kit, 17 inch alloys and spoilers, it looks quite innocent, but that engine means it can certainly be playful and appealing! It’s not the 140kW power that is so noticeable, but the 240Nm


of torque from 2000rpm which means response and acceleration just where you need it, that is immediately apparent. This engine certainly has enough grunt (without any noticeable turbo lag) to cater for most people’s needs. Enough that is, for a too heavy foot to result, not only in some front tyre scrabble, but to upset the normally relatively frugal fuel economy. Nissan say an overall figure of 7.7L/100Km is possible. The test car’s computer for a return trip to Hanmer showed an average of 12.8 km per litre (which converts to 7.8l/100km). The six-step CVT auto is setup to optimise both power and economy. It is certainly well suited to the turbo’s wave of torque, that in most driving situations it is best left to do it’s own thing, even for hill driving, when the


■ Safety: 5 star

Pulsar SSS is a spacious and refined, neat looking hatch. The 1.6-litre turbo engine means it is an very easy drive, but it can be playful as desired. For those who appreciate its tidy size and interior space, but who don’t want a bit of driving excitement on call, the non-turbo 1.8-litre ST Pulsar is worth considering. Personally though I’d have either the SSS or ST-S with their turbos!

paddles and manual shift were tried, just because they were there. Just like the sedans, all the hatches have generous standard equipment. Particularly so the SSS, for it has leather seats, dual-zone climate air, xenon headlights, sixspeaker audio and a smallish but functional, 5.8 inch integrated touch-screen computer with satnav, Bluetooth and a reversing camera. There’s also has key-less entry and push button start although

it misses out on front/rear parking sensors and seat heaters. As well the cabin is nicely furnished with good quality trim. I like the carbon fibre highlights and the tidy dash presentation. The seats are cosseting with the drivers easy to set up. But the cabin’s real highlight is how spacious it is both front and rear! Indeed many cars in the next class up have somewhat less head, leg and shoulder room, particularly so in the rear seats where the space and ease of en-

■ Price: $39,990 ■ Warranty: 3 years /100,000km ■ Size: 4295mm long 1760mm wide ■ Engine: 1.6L four-cylinder turbo, 140kW/240Nm ■ Transmission: CVT, FWD ■ Claimed Thirst: 7.7L/100Km,

try is quite remarkable, meaning its ideal for those who frequently need to carry four adults in comfort. There’s also separate rear air vents. The large,wide opening back doors and that impressive rear passenger space doesn’t compromise 360 litre luggage space and there’s a proper spare wheel stowed below. Rather than having a hard riding, sporting edge, the suspension set-up delivers a very tidy, comfortable, every-day usable drive. It sits nicely on the road, is very well behaved and predictable through corners with nice body balance, even when pushed hard. The speed-sensitive, electric steering (10.7 metre turning circle) is light around town, but firms up to provides reasonably sufficient feedback in the twisty stuff, where the 205/50 17inch tyres provide lots of grip. On the open road at cruise, tyre and wind noise levels are well contained. There’s a five star safety rating for the Nissan, with six airbags, electronic traction and stability control.



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Taranaki gallops Today at New Plymouth Raceway

Fields for Taranaki RC meeting at New Plymouth today. NZ Meeting number: 4 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7 RACE 1 12.38pm (NZT) RETURN 2 EARTH HURDLE $12,000, RST OPN HDL, 2850m 1 6531F Stainley tm (4) 69 ............................ I Lupton 2 12504 Atomic Road m (5) 67 ............ K Veenendaal 3 745L1 No Excuses m (2) 67 ......................G Walsh 4 81626 Stuertzer m (1) 65 ........................... C Studd 5 75845 Wee Biskit (7) 65 .................W Cafferty (1.5) 6 090P7 Affaire D’Honneur (8) 65 7 69790 Amanpulo (6) 65 .......................... M Mitchell 8 082P8 Jachil h (3) 65 ........................... M Cropp (a) 9 09000 Rivelatore 65 ................................ Scratched RACE 2 1.13pm AGRAFORUM MAIDEN HIGHWEIGHT $7000, MDN HWT, 2000m 1 7x2F0 And Thatz Scotty (6) 68 ............ G Walsh (3) 2 45L63 Tequila At Midnite (2) 68 .............D Miller (3)


Thursday, September 12, 2013

3 085. Sometime Lucky h (3) 68 ...........C Studd (3) 4 00 Dual Agent (1) 68 .................M Mitchell (1.5) 5 44230 Bunkered h (5) 66 ..........................S Phelan 6 30327 Evasive Tracy (4) 66 ........................M Cropp RACE 3 1.48pm KING & QUEEN HOTEL SUITES MAIDEN $8000, MDN, 1100m 1 x2742 The Bouncer h (4) 58.5 ..................H Tinsley 2 7x000 Gut Busta h (1) 58.5........................J Riddell 3 7x2. Catwomandu (3) 56.5 .....................R Myers 4 x334x Yalumba Lady (11) 56.5 ........... B Grylls (a2) 5 58x Checkout Chick h (12) 56.5......... D Johnson 6 7x Changes (8) 56.5 ........................... J Parkes 7 50888 Decadent (7) 56.5 .................... A Taylor (a3) 8 0x800 Mouad h (6) 56.5...................M Hudson (a3) 9 4x Coire (13) 56 ......................................M Hills 10 Stole My Thunder 56 .................... Scratched 11 River Head h (10) 56 .............. A Forbes (a1) 12 466x6 Fergalicious h (9) 54 ....... K Kalychurun (a3) 13 Waitino Biscuit h (5) 54 ....................S Doyle

14 5 Question Mark h (2) 54 ....... M Dravitzki (a2) RACE 4 2.23pm MITAVITE MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1400m 1 3624 By The Powers (8) 58.5..................D Walker 2 27x39 Landlord bh (5) 58.5................... M Dee (a3) 3 3 Finkbig h (3) 58.5 .............................K Smith 4 6. River Stone (6) 58.5 ........................R Myers 5 Brouha 58.5 ................................. Scratched 6 53236 Luck At Last (1) 56.5 ...................... J Parkes 7 73 Floozie Cat h (7) 56.5 ................M Cameron 8 x0450 Nightclubs h (9) 56.5 ................... D Johnson 9 77307 Suggest Gold (4) 56.5 .............. B Grylls (a2) 10 0x Sir Gonzales h (2) 56 ................. V Johnston RACE 5 2.58pm ECHOES OF HEAVEN @ LINWOOD PARK F&M R65 1400 $12,000, Rating 65 Benchmark Fillies and Mares*, 1400m 1 22382 Belorussiya b (6) 60.5 ................ M Dee (a3) 2 1040x Miss Enders h (3) 59 ...................... J Parkes 3 63271 Kayzed dm (1) 58.5 .........................J Riddell

4 44130 Sandy’s Star d (4) 58 .....................H Tinsley 5 23030 Ashalini (2) 57.5 ..................... K Chiong (a4) 6 15356 Katie McKeen dmh (11) 57.5 .....M Cameron 7 16820 Tartlet dm (7) 57 ..............................R Myers 8 x7058 Lady Marilyn (10) 56.5 .......................M Hills 9 4519x Lady Shannon t (9) 56.5 ............. D Johnson 10 x810x Hi Yo Soo h (5) 56 ............................K Smith 11 0x008 Anything Goes d (8) 54 ..........L Whelan (a1) 12 x8837 Whispering Waters tmh (12) 54 B Grylls (a2) RACE 6 3.33pm STELLA ARTOIS RATING 75 1800 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1800m 1 8241x Duke Of York tdh (2) 62 .............. M Dee (a3) 2 9725x Keepher Close m (5) 60 .............A Sims (a4) 3 02x38 Saint Columbu td (1) 59.5 ........... D Johnson 4 12571 Anotherchancetaken tm (3) 58.......H Tinsley 5 2x107 Ciskay m (7) 56 ..............................D Walker 6 89067 Defenciti tmh (8) 56 .................... V Johnston 7 x8745 Wai Not tmh (4) 56 .......... K Kalychurun (a3) 8 37100 Jacksun tdmh (9) 55.5.................... J Parkes

9 45542 Darby Shaw m (6) 55 ......................R Myers 10 66x05 Citadelle 54 .................................. Scratched RACE 7 4.08pm TOP STITCH RATING 65 1800 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1800m 1 99464 Werio tdm (7) 59 ........................ M Dee (a3) 2 79217 Get Flash m (14) 58 .......................D Walker 3 5x400 Slumdog Millionare tdm (6) 57.5 M Cameron 4 05358 Reka (13) 57 ............................ B Grylls (a2) 5 10427 Astana tmh (8) 56.5 .................... D Johnson 6 47948 Good Risk tm (5) 56.5 .................... J Parkes 7 72419 Leaper Faith h (2) 56.5........ M Dravitzki (a2) 8 5834x Reynards Vixen (11) 56..........L Whelan (a1) 9 00550 Beaudastorm m (9) 55 .................. T Russell 10 x07x7 Candidly (3) 55................................R Myers 11 00330 Fair Script th (12) 55 .............. A Forbes (a1) 12 36704 Torrado tdmh (10) 55 .......................K Smith 13 90099 D’Top m (4) 54 ......................M Hudson (a3) 14 x9006 Royal Vi m (1) 54..............................S Doyle

3 338 Rado (3) fr .....................................P Butcher 4 88x53 No Apachemee (4) fr....................M Teaz (J) 5 53x Ohoka Cooper (5) fr ..................... B Mangos 6 9 Jetcraft fr ...................................... Scratched 7 0x056 Royal Arthur (6) fr .....................S McCaffrey 8 0x56 Atomic Jet (7) fr............................T Grayling 9 912 Hawkeye Bromac (21) fr...............R Downey 10 3 Bronson’s Son (22) fr ....................S Lawson 11 Saloon Passage (23) fr ..................S Phelan 12 32049 Classy Ambition (24) fr............... S Ottley (J) 13 0x Threestones (25) fr ...................... D Butcher 14 38x6 Comrade fr ................................... Scratched 15 36237 Mullinalaghta Lad (26) fr ......... T Macfarlane Emergencies: Aphelion, Royal Arthur RACE 5 8.05pm CHANGEOVER @ NEVELE R STUD F&M MOBILE PACE $5500, 3yo+ f&m non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 8x77x Youbetteryoubet (1) fr ............. T Macfarlane 2 4699x Art Angel (2) fr ....................................T Hall 3 32222 Saharazona (3) fr ..........................P Butcher 4 3 Class Above (4) fr .................... M McKendry 5 Loyal Arden (5) fr .................... B Butcher (J) 6 88865 Dolly Dagger fr ............................. Scratched

7 5500x Glendevon fr................................. Scratched 8 25 Betty Boop Brogden (6) fr .............S Lawson 9 Bettor Bianca (21) fr ..................... B Mangos 10 8x Jazz Lover (22) fr ......................... D Butcher 11 Cantilly Lace (23) fr .......................T Mitchell RACE 6 8.30pm CHRISTIAN CULLEN @ NEVELE R STUD HANDICAP PACE $7000, 5yo+ 3 to 6 wins discrhcp pace, stand, 2700m 1 14536 Millview Rachal (1) fr ................ D Branch (J) 2 92115 Leroy Brogden (U1) fr ...................N Chilcott 3 86x98 Falcon Crown (U2) fr .......... J MacKinnon (J) 4 10853 Westburn Courage (1) 10..............Z Butcher 5 10x73 Hugh Hefner (2) 10 ...................... B Mangos 6 66444 Beaming Jay (3) 10 ................. T Macfarlane 7 70896 Formidable (1) 20 ..........................T Mitchell 8 35116 Secret Desire (2) 20 .......................S Phelan 9 99413 Elsudoku 30 ................................. Scratched RACE 7 8.55pm RAELYN BUTLER MEMORIAL JUNIOR DRIVERS HCP TROT $6000, 5yo+ 1 or more wins discrhcp trot jun.d, stand, 2700m 1 568x3 Ivanov (1) fr .............................. D Branch (J) 2 531x3 Awayonvacation (2) fr ............ A Poutama (J) 3 90556 Brydon Spur (3) fr .................. S Grayling (J)

4 1602 Be Seein Ya (4) fr .........................A Veint (J) 5 06075 Bunnys Gem (U1) fr .........F Schumacher (J) 6 10PP2 Equulei (1) 10........................ T Cameron (J) 7 23421 Empire Earl (2) 10 ............... S Abernethy (J) 8 2134x Sastre (3) 10 ...................... J MacKinnon (J) 9 09252 Banana Smoothie (4) 10 ...... S McMullan (J) 10 18x03 Regal Petite (U1) 10................... S Ottley (J) 11 x8388 Canyouwatchoverme (U2) 10M Blakemore (J) 12 38195 Meyer Lansky (1) 40 ........K Blakemore (J) RACE 8 9.20pm SKY CITY AMATEUR DRIVERS MOBILE PACE $5500, 4yo+ up to 4 wins mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 27x19 Celtic Warrior fr ............................ Scratched 2 79688 Escape The Fate (1) fr ...............M Stormont 3 1595x Mister Dann (2) fr ...........................F Phelan 4 16521 Lambrusco (3) fr.........................M Northcott 5 x60x4 Easy For Cullen (4) fr ........................W Rich 6 x6397 Elias Bromac (5) fr ...........................T Wenn 7 75247 JD’s Dream (6) fr ..............................J Darby 8 55x36 Mach Cruiser (7) fr .........................S Phillips 9 14337 Viewfield Apache (21) fr ................. T Thorby 10 33125 Golden Delight fr .......................... Scratched 11 53684 Get Holme Tyron (U1) fr ................... T Vince

8 72113 Rushin Doll nwtd .............................. S Clark 9 22145 Little Teegan 25.59 .................... A Lawrence 10 66176 Teegz 26.22 .............................. A Lawrence RACE 6, 1.40pm THE CLUBHOUSE SPORTS BAR SPRINT C4, 375m 1 65175 Mahonie 21.22 ........................... G Pomeroy 2 52472 Lochinvar Onyx nwtd..................D Schofield 3 43234 Lafayette 21.16 .................................B Craik 4 33324 Cosmic Mack 21.18 ...................D Schofield 5 31261 Uncle Romilly 21.39 ..........................B Craik 6 76243 Tarapunga 21.22 ........................D Schofield 7 11887 Exciting Dream 21.51..................R O’Regan 8 x6451 Emma Jay 21.10 ........................D Schofield 9 38868 Lochinvar Laredo nwtd ...............D Schofield 10 22755 Predator Drone 21.35 W & ..............T Steele RACE 7, 1.57pm YGOT BONUS SCHEME SPRINT C3, 375m 1 65648 Mahalo Rhode nwtd W & ................T Steele 2 26843 Run Stacey Run nwtd U & ................Cottam 3 23772 Thrilling Ninja 21.34 ...............D V Meeuwen 4 23524 Peno Boy 21.38.................................J Black 5 88x63 Stat Me Up nwtd .........................B Littlejohn 6 35126 Utah Bolt 21.49 .......................... G Pomeroy 7 56883 Jack’s First 21.21 ............................. A Clark 8 86452 Senorita Chang 21.40 ...................... S Clark 9 25375 Cawbourne Bully nwtd .....................G Quirk 10 34554 Bigtime Drifter nwtd.....................R O’Regan RACE 8, 2.15pm FOND FOODS LTD STAKES C3,

457m 1 47314 Trilise 25.59 ............................... A Lawrence 2 87744 Newton Willow nwtd ..............K Sutch-Jones 3 12637 Monty Dosh nwtd ........................B Littlejohn 4 44143 Star Bound nwtd ........................ G Pomeroy 5 35832 Fastback King nwtd .......................... A Clark 6 22456 Big Bolt nwtd ................................... T Green 7 13511 Lochinvar Brando 25.73 .............D Schofield 8 77164 Lochinvar Valero 25.45...............D Schofield 9 87676 Magic Fancy nwtd ......................D Schofield RACE 9, 2.32pm SERGIO @ STUD SPRINT C5, 375m 1 13251 Cosmic Pearl 21.27 ....................D Schofield 2 123x8 Real Vain nwtd ...........................D Schofield 3 21442 Explosive Osti 21.04 .........................C Hore 4 15167 This Is Swip nwtd ............................. S Clark 5 18726 Versatility nwtd ..................................C Hore 6 31231 Thrilling Edge 21.02 ........................ K Walsh 7 52176 Agent Van Alden 21.26 .....................B Craik 8 17352 Stellar Force nwtd .........................P Cleaver 9 54244 Harvey Nichols 21.22 ........................B Craik 10 51448 Quick Cat 21.31 .........................D Schofield RACE 10, 2.50pm STITCHES UPHOLSTERY WATERLOO CUP HEAT C5, 457m 1 43184 Feel The Vibe 25.60 ...................D Schofield 2 12111 Piggy Back 25.27 ............................. S Clark 3 21747 Spitfire Osti 25.67 .............................C Hore 4 17622 Thrilling Logic 25.63 ........................ K Walsh 5 23466 Thrilling Havoc 25.46 .......................G Quirk

6 26157 Superior Izmir nwtd F & .................Turnwald 7 13224 Moulin Blue nwtd F & .....................Turnwald 8 51321 Thrilling Butcha 25.58 ..................... K Walsh 9 48722 Fancy Jill 25.74 ..........................D Schofield 10 13511 Lochinvar Brando 25.73 .............D Schofield RACE 11, 3.08pm TE AWAMUTU SELF STORAGE SPRINT C5, 375m 1 63154 Uno Lachlan 21.12 .....................D Schofield 2 77518 Kiwi Girl 21.18 ...................................J Black 3 21145 Cawbourne Henry 21.34 ...................C Hore 4 74283 Grizz 20.92....................................... S Clark 5 32546 Hajime 21.26 .................................P Cleaver 6 75147 Calamity Free 21.14 ...................D Schofield 7 24353 Lord Will 21.07 ..................................C Hore 8 71144 We’re So Lucky 21.10 .......................B Craik 9 21846 Winsome Buster 21.22...............D Schofield 10 22556 Fancy Idol nwtd ............................... K Walsh RACE 12, 3.25pm ALL SEW EMBROIDERY STAKES C4/5, 457m 1 85514 Ostis Experience 25.84 .....................C Hore 2 11173 Thrilling Charly 25.63 ...................... K Walsh 3 78388 Lochinvar Vicini nwtd..................D Schofield 4 23448 Lochinvar Sonic nwtd .................D Schofield 5 41136 Zagato 25.68 ............................. A Lawrence 6 43432 Bornato 25.51 ........................... A Lawrence 7 24144 David’s Osti 25.73 .............................C Hore 8 63266 Thrilling Vegas 25.34....................... K Walsh 9 57585 Cotswald Prince 25.70 ................L Laagland

RACE 8, 7.05pm 2013 KINGSTON CUP HEAT 2 C2dq, 732m 1 11116 Thrilling Brat 43.34 .......................... K Walsh 2 64544 Pink Sock nwtd F & ........................Turnwald 3 47668 Know Honour nwtd.........................G Cleeve 4 46743 Thrilling Sound nwtd S &.................B Evans 5 57444 Jinja Power 43.71 J & .....................D Fahey 6 41766 Bob’s Eye nwtd .........................J McInerney 7 64433 Know Peril 44.39 ............................G Cleeve 8 11425 Bigtime Kelina nwtd..........................B Shaw 9 64568 Law To Excel nwtd M & .....................Jopson 10 44552 Cawbourne Kesha nwtd ............J McInerney RACE 9, 7.28pm STITCHES UPHOLSTERY WATERLOO CUP HEAT C5, 520m 1 77111 Gordon Bale 30.25 .......................C Roberts 2 43223 Oscar Tuivasa 30.77........................L Philips 3 41131 Russell Hart 30.24 ....................J McInerney 4 75125 Raw Energy 29.96 ....................J McInerney 5 73814 Homebush Chopper 30.60 ........J McInerney 6 14352 No Undies Sundy 30.39 ............J McInerney 7 31132 Wayleggo 30.33 J & ........................D Fahey 8 33243 Know Class 30.12 ..........................G Cleeve 9 67134 Cawbourne Philip 30.34 ............J McInerney 10 36415 Opawa Swede 30.02 J &.................D Fahey RACE 10, 7.55pm I PAVE CONCRETE STAKES C4/5, 520m 1 36415 Opawa Swede 30.02 J &.................D Fahey 2 25543 Banbit 30.57 .....................................B Shaw 3 37426 Indi’s Grace 30.20 ........................... M Grant 4 24244 Starburst Blanch nwtd ..................... M Grant

5 61667 Ultimate Dream 29.93 ...............A Bradshaw 6 67134 Cawbourne Philip 30.34 ............J McInerney 7 41226 Opawa Jed 30.06 J & ......................D Fahey 8 51387 Know Attempt 30.20.......................G Cleeve 9 x5458 Fear Go 30.48 ................................G Cleeve 10 66885 Homebush Iris 30.66 .................J McInerney RACE 11, 8.18pm CTV DASH C5, 295m 1 51436 Know Jealousy 17.29 .....................G Cleeve 2 48151 Princely Dollar 17.38 .................J McInerney 3 31211 Life’s A Laugh 17.17..................R Blackburn 4 66172 Bugsy Bangles 17.16 .......................B Shaw 5 35272 Mr. Whippy 17.19 W & ....................... Nissen 6 41736 Rodriguez 17.19..................................A Lee 7 52114 Wandy Luck 17.44 .........................G Cleeve 8 36326 Butterbean 17.29 M & .....................P Binnie 9 27385 Another Colt 17.35 ....................J McInerney 10 12388 Homebush Churro 17.35...........J McInerney RACE 12, 8.43pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C4, 295m 1 77178 Opawa Rufus 17.34 S &..................B Evans 2 65326 Wandy Chick 17.36 ........................G Cleeve 3 33425 Gotta Go Ace 17.48 ..................R Blackburn 4 11131 Attack Wide 17.23 ..........................G Cleeve 5 87434 Benny’s Angel 17.46 .................J McInerney 6 18583 Cawbourne Dusty 17.51 ................. M Grant 7 25633 Wandy Devil nwtd ........................... M Grant 8 53355 Ringa Ding 17.50 ......................J McInerney 9 57576 Sosan 17.43 .................................C Roberts 10 88577 Rule Judge Judy 17.47 J & ....................May

Waikato harness Today at Cambridge Raceway

Fields for Harness Racing Waikato Inc meeting at Cambridge Raceway today. NZ Meeting number: 5 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 RACE 1 6.15pm (NZT) DUNSTAN MAXIM LOW-GI HANDICAP TROT $5500, 4yo+ up to 1 win spechcp trot, stand, 2200m 1 32636 Door Slammer (1) fr ................... J Robinson 2 96PPx Russian Alsu (2) fr .............. S Abernethy (J) 3 25244 Celeris (3) fr .....................................G Robb 4 Rompers Monarchy (4) fr ...............S Phelan 5 Con Grazia (5) fr .......................S McCaffrey 6 977x8 Iditarod (U1) fr ...............................R Paynter 7 00467 Sumba (U2) fr ...............................T Mitchell 8 8980x Boronova (U3) fr............................P Butcher 9 92765 It’s Big Time (U4) fr .............................T Hall 10 21 Quite Easy Damit (1) 30............... B Mangos 11 78547 Sudon Speed (U1) 30 ............... J Abernethy 12 8596x Sunbird Bella (U2) 30........................D Balle RACE 2 6.45pm TINTIN IN AMERICA @NEVELE R STUD F&M MOBILE PACE $5500, 3yo+ f&m up to 2 wins +claimer mob. pace, mobile, 1700m

M9 Fields for Waikato And Districts Greyhound Racing Club meeting at Cambridge Raceway today. NZ Meeting number: 9. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 RACE 1, 12.11pm (NZT) PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION SPRINT C1, 375m 1 42337 Where’s The Cat 21.38 ..............D Schofield 2 77768 Belrani 21.54 .................................. G Farrell 3 57272 Jinja Jam nwtd ............................B Littlejohn 4 x3311 Le Roux nwtd ....................................B Craik 5 62124 Major Tom 21.91 H ......................L Laagland 6 38521 Yambla Flyer 21.81 ....................D Schofield 7 1133x Ibiza Fling nwtd ..........................D Schofield 8 76116 Fly My Pretty nwtd ............................B Craik 9 31435 Time To Find nwtd U & ......................Cottam 10 31637 Ike Jones nwtd ......................K Sutch-Jones RACE 2, 12.29pm GAP KENNELS @ KARAPIRO SPRINT C2, 375m 1 58888 Stunt Double nwtd............................G Quirk 2 83878 Lil’ Miss Krunch nwtd ..................R O’Regan 3 14577 Opawa Crusher nwtd U & .................Cottam 4 73876 South Bay Dream 21.57 ..............R O’Regan 5 84448 Thrilling Tremor nwtd .........................J Black 6 43576 Opawa Johnny 21.59 ...................R McPhee 7 63775 Hot Pootie 21.31 U & ........................Cottam 8 F1226 Charley Farley 21.90 .............K Sutch-Jones RACE 3, 12.47pm AFFORDABLE PET ACCESSO-

1 51 Ace Of Delight (1) fr ......................T Mitchell 2 80393 Ultimate Delight (2) fr ................... B Mangos 3 38210 Real Faith (3) fr .............................Z Butcher 4 93664 Captivating (4) fr...........................R Downey 5 49136 Aces N Eights (5) fr .......................N Chilcott 6 56517 Brooke Brad Carolina (6) fr .......... D Butcher RACE 3 7.15pm MITRE 10 MEGA CAMBRIDGE MOBILE PACE $5500, 3yo+ c,g&e 1 win mob. pace, mobile, 2700m 1 x8040 American Classic (1) fr............ B Butcher (J) 2 53250 Jack Bates (2) fr ............................N Chilcott 3 65x11 Machtu (3) fr............................. M McKendry 4 73770 Salvador (4) fr ....................... A Poutama (J) 5 7x1 Te Kawau (5) fr ............................. B Mangos 6 76765 Hitch fr.......................................... Scratched 7 78367 Tafadhali (6) fr ...............................P Butcher 8 0009x Aceman fr..................................... Scratched 9 21654 Spook (21) fr ................................A Veint (J) RACE 4 7.40pm CHARLIE BLACKWELL MEMORIAL MOBILE PACE $5500, 3yo+ c,g&e non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 Aphelion (1) fr ...............................N Chilcott 2 9x374 Master Lachlan (2) fr ................ D Branch (J)

Waikato dogs Today at Cambridge Raceway

RIES STAKES C0, 457m 1 Worth A Crack nwtd ..................... M J Lozell 2 8887 Erena’s Girl nwtd ........................ W Toomath 3 Minnie For Mum nwtd....................... S Clark 4 88 Diamond Wok nwtd .......................... S Clark 5 64756 Tennesse Ave nwtd ...........................B Craik 6 2 Coal Shuttle nwtd ...................... A Lawrence 7 58522 Westerly Wind nwtd ..................... M J Lozell 8 24334 Cee Kay Dee nwtd ............................B Craik RACE 4, 1.05pm SERGIO @ STUD STAKES C2, 457m 1 54546 Lockey’s Call nwtd.......................R O’Regan 2 71223 Ghost Writer 25.68 ............................S Ross 3 34537 Queen Cobra nwtd ........................... A Clark 4 54633 Another Burst nwtd ....................D Schofield 5 36141 Very Chilly nwtd .........................M Mathews 6 54244 Coal Sack 25.86........................ A Lawrence 7 64242 Beau Rivage 25.51 W & ..................T Steele 8 44175 King’s Legacy nwtd ...........................J Black 9 73357 Mr. Chino 25.64 ......................... A Lawrence RACE 5, 1.22pm 0800 4 DOWN COW STAKES C1, 457m 1 13724 Tayla Rose nwtd ................................B Craik 2 43612 King Lumpy nwtd F & .....................Turnwald 3 67565 Mr. Lochlyn nwtd .......................... M J Lozell 4 66677 Otewa Bella nwtd .....................S M Gardner 5 3131 Blitzing Mayhem nwtd ...................... S Clark 6 45434 Our Bernie 26.18.......................... H Mullane 7 38883 On The House nwtd H.................L Laagland

M10 Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway

Fields for Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club meeting at Addington Raceway today. NZ Meeting number: 10 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 RACE 1, 4.35pm (NZT) SUPER PETS SPRINT C4, 295m 1 67778 Jumpin’ Julia 17.30....................J McInerney 2 64653 Wandy Boiler 17.33 ........................G Cleeve 3 35885 Botany Prancer 17.54 ...............J McInerney 4 57425 Zebidiah 17.02 J & ..........................D Fahey 5 75654 Opawa Legs 17.42 .......................M Roberts 6 83245 Pure And Special 17.25 .................. M Grant 7 68557 Tepirita Rita 17.43 ............................B Shaw 8 12214 Batiatus 17.34 ...........................R Blackburn 9 47467 Sting Me 17.12 ................................ M Grant 10 x7776 Red Carpet 17.29...........................G Cleeve RACE 2, 4.53pm (NZT) HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY JORDAN WHALL DASH C5, 295m 1 52455 Homebush Helen 17.18 ............J McInerney 2 35272 Know Advantage 17.04 ..................G Cleeve 3 74717 Wandy Jewel 17.39 .....................D Kingston 4 13351 Drysdale 17.17 ....................................A Lee 5 18161 Dixie Lee 17.00 .........................R Blackburn 6 24351 Swip And Tear 17.30 H & ....................Taylor 7 11114 Ciri Rioli 17.04 J & ..........................D Fahey 8 83333 Pearl’s Boy 17.19 ...........................G Cleeve 9 27385 Another Colt 17.35 ....................J McInerney 10 6818x Wandy Hallee 17.29 .......................G Cleeve RACE 3, 5.10pm (NZT) THURSDAY PLACE PICK

DASH C4, 295m 1 26282 Smash Amy 17.19........................... M Grant 2 86687 Marmalade Skies 17.43 ....................J Dunn 3 56336 Know Lies 17.37 ............................G Cleeve 4 24323 Trans Tasman 17.23 ..................R Blackburn 5 58431 Wandy Gaylene 17.30....................G Cleeve 6 75874 Gitcha Easy 17.25 W & ..................... Nissen 7 54322 Just A Mate 17.21 .....................J McInerney 8 54124 Two Ways 17.30 ...............................B Shaw 9 57576 Sosan 17.43 .................................C Roberts 10 87858 Campaigner 17.34 H & .......................Taylor RACE 4, 5.28pm (NZT) KOLORFUL KANVAS SPRINT C5, 295m 1 48182 Bellwave 17.20 W & .......................... Nissen 2 11211 Starburst Josh 17.04 ....................... M Grant 3 11434 Nippa Mary 17.09......................J McInerney 4 31847 Dyna Groll nwtd ...........................C Roberts 5 46153 Go Housie 17.09 ............................G Cleeve 6 43221 Know Mistake 16.95 .......................G Cleeve 7 x6416 Wandy Geno 17.27 ........................G Cleeve 8 82835 Homebush Sarge 17.35 ............J McInerney 9 27385 Another Colt 17.35 ....................J McInerney 10 17672 Ate Pizza 17.18 ................................B Shaw RACE 5, 5.45pm (NZT) SKY HIGH SCAFFOLDING STAKES C3, 520m 1 8x323 Know Spunk 30.25 .........................G Cleeve 2 74555 Opawa Bomb 30.67 L & ..................... Wales 3 26228 Red Typhoon 30.56 ......................... M Grant 4 84232 Ohoka Frenchi 30.69.................... L Waretini

5 23667 Fireman’s Rocket 31.08 .................G Cleeve 6 86173 Wandy On In 30.79 .....................D Kingston 7 83456 Alisaray 30.59 .............................. L Waretini 8 7x757 Business Plan 30.50 .................R Blackburn 9 18575 Opulent 30.74 A &..............................Seque 10 78776 Wandy Pam nwtd ........................D Kingston RACE 6, 6.05pm (NZT) SHIRLEY VET CLINIC STAKES C4, 520m 1 83634 Stolen Money 30.24 .......................G Cleeve 2 71666 Opawa Webby 30.51 L & ................... Wales 3 75442 Homebush Violet 30.41 .............J McInerney 4 4557x Flying Moe 30.56 .............................B Shaw 5 23172 Starburst Clemmy 30.86 ................. M Grant 6 65883 Should Be Carlos 30.79 ............J McInerney 7 22151 Zarishel 30.35 H & ..............................Taylor 8 35256 Opawa No Ear 30.18 J & ................D Fahey 9 x5458 Fear Go 30.48 ................................G Cleeve 10 86768 Opawa Midnight 30.66 S & .............B Evans RACE 7, 6.33pm 2013 KINGSTON CUP HEAT 1 C2dq, 732m 1 32161 Unshaken nwtd J & .........................D Fahey 2 84721 Chill Out Ralph nwtd L & .................... Wales 3 61353 Know Taste nwtd ............................G Cleeve 4 53211 Osti’s Pursuit nwtd ............................C Hore 5 34213 Retaliate First nwtd F &..................Turnwald 6 64431 Thrilling Marty nwtd......................... K Walsh 7 254x7 Know Revenge 43.47 .....................G Cleeve 8 17635 Goldstar Bella nwtd S & ..................B Evans 9 64568 Law To Excel nwtd M & .....................Jopson 10 44552 Cawbourne Kesha nwtd ............J McInerney

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Thursday, September 12, 2013



Oracle ‘looking rattled’

Relaxed Jones eyes whitewater worlds

By Dana Johannsen It was an unexpectedly early concession delivered in an unexpectedly frank manner. Explaining why his team opted to play their “postponement card” after being hammered by Team New Zealand in yesterday’s fifth race of the 34th America’s Cup match, Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill was remarkably upfront and candid. He admitted Emirates Team NZ have a clear edge over his team - they’re more powerful upwind, have better acceleration and their tacking is much slicker. With yesterday’s third day of racing considered pivotal in the regatta, if Oracle didn’t play their card their cup defence would be as good as over. Spithill’s team trail the match 4-0, and still need to win one more race before they can even start scoring points after being docked two races by the international jury for the AC45 cheating saga. The maths is beginning to look pretty daunting for Oracle - they need to win 10 races, Team NZ just five. But it was still a big call for the Oracle crew. With just one postponement card to play, the team are left exposed should they suffer gear breakage later in the regatta. “It was obvious we needed to regroup and have a good look at the video and what’s going on out there,” Spithill said. “You’ve got to be smart about it. If all things were great we wouldn’t have played it, but we have to be honest with ourselves. One thing this team is good at is we’re very candid with each other and we’re very direct. And it was obvious unless we make some changes there’s a good chance we weren’t going to win the second race of the day.”

Emirates Team New Zealand follows Oracle Team USA around the first mark in race five on day three of the America’s Cup in San Francisco. photo chris cameron

After a nervous stumble in race four on Monday, Team NZ’s massive upwind advantage was further underlined yesterday, as Dean Barker and his crew turned an eight-second deficit at the bottom mark into a lead of more than one minute at the top. They were aided by a howler of a tactical blunder by Oracle at the bottom mark, when a disastrous foil-tack rounding allowed the Kiwi boat to power in behind and instantly negate the advantage Spithill worked so hard for at the start. Team NZ tactician Ray Davies said with the boat able to sail higher and faster into the wind than Oracle, it gives the crew a lot of confidence that if they find themselves behind, there will be passing opportunities upwind. “The boat is going really, really well. It’s seriously quick

upwind so it makes my life a lot easier,” he said. Spithill said his team would be going through a painstaking review process overnight, examining all the footage and data from the first five races, before getting back out on the water for a solid day’s training in today’s rest day. But there appears to be very little they could do to their boat in the space of 36 hours to negate their rivals’ speed advantage. Team NZ skipper Dean Barker said once they start tinkering with foils and rudders, there will be trade-offs that have to be made. “The good thing is they’re obviously a little bit rattled now and they’ve got to make some big decisions because they’ll probably try to shut down the advantage that we have upwind, but there’s obviously other

things that go with that,” said Barker. Spithill, however, said there was plenty his team could do to improve their performance. “It’s all on the table, there’s enough time to make appendage changes, sail changes, changes to the crew - we will go back and really look at everything.” It is Spithill’s last comment that is the most intriguing, hinting there may be changes to the crew before Friday’s next two races. The Oracle skipper did little to quell speculation that tactician John Kostecki may be replaced on the boat, saying he couldn’t guarantee there wouldn’t be changes to the afterguard. Asked if he feels secure about his own position on the boat Spithill replied: “You can be a rooster one day, a feather duster the next.” - APNZ


Tietjens names sevens training squad New Zealand sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens has named a familiar training squad to prepare for the first tournament of the 2013/2014 world series on the Gold Coast from October 12-13. The final team of 12 will be named after a training camp in Mount Maunganui in early October and the 19-strong training squad includes a core of 13 players who were part of the successful team that won last

season’s world series and the World Cup in Moscow. A number of players were unavailable after choosing to focus on fifteens, including Kurt Baker who has signed with the Highlanders, while Ben Lam was also unavailable due to injury. Tietjens said the squad was a pleasing mix of experience and exciting new talent. “The start of any season is a time when we rebuild, but I

am really happy to have a core group of players who have served the team well over the last season so we start from a great base,” Tietjens said. “I have also brought into the squad a number of young players who have caught my eye and this will be a good opportunity for them to get a feel for our training environment and work hard for possible selection. “We are really excited about the season ahead, building up

to the Commonwealth Games next July so it will be great to get back on the pitch again and get our preparations firmly underway.”

New Zealand sevens training squad: Tomasi Cama, Scott Curry, Ambrose Curtis, Sam Dickson, DJ Forbes, Sam Gavigan, Kali Hala, Mark Jackman, Gillies Kaka, Rocky Khan, Luke Masiwera, Tim Mikkelson, Kara Pryor, Lote Raikabula, Sherwin Stowers, Rob Thompson, Belgium Tuatagaloa, Joe Webber, Gareth Williams-Spiers. - APNZ

A more composed Luuka Jones will line up at this week’s world canoe slalom championships in the Czech Republic. The 24-year-old Kiwi K1 paddler will join fellow Olympian Mike Dawson and young Tauranga C1 tyro Ben Gibb at the championships, which open today at the Prague Canoeing Centre in Troja. Jones is coming off her bestever world cup result - a 13thplacing in the latest round in Slovenia - and has used Prague as her European training base this year. “The most recent world cups were good for me and I found a comfortable way to race and had a good mindset,” Jones said. “I really just want to replicate that composure this week and not get caught up in the hype and temptation to try and paddle too fast, which can lead to penalties and mistakes. If I can have a race I am proud of then I’ll be happy.” Jones has focused largely on technique this year, with Britain’s Campbell Walsh coaching her through the season. “It took a while to get used to a different way of paddling and my season started off pretty slow, with some shaky performances at the first world cups, which definitely threw me. I’m feeling pretty confident now though and looking forward to a big week.” Dawson has also been in good form, albeit in a shorter boat, taking out last week’s Devil’s Extreme race on the Moldau River in the Czech Republic. He sits 22nd in the world cup rankings and is hungry for a good performance this week. “I’ve had some consistent results this year, which is surprising given that I’ve spent the last nine months coming back from injury,” Dawson said. “I feel like I’m getting some decent fitness and competition behind me now and I’m really looking forward to testing it against the best in the world.” Gibb, meanwhile, has also used Prague as a base for the past five months and is hoping that will count in his C1 (canoe). “I’ve been trying to learn every square metro of the course to give myself the best possible chance of racing well,” Gibb said. The 21-year-old made the semifinals of a World Cup last year. - APNZ


Thursday, September 12, 2013


In brief

History ‘no bar to Rabbitohs’ By AdriAn WArren South Sydney coach Michael Maguire re els off a list of positives to counter the knowledge that tomorrow’s qualifying final opponents Melbourne remain the only NRL side he’s never managed a win over. His Rabbitohs are a team on the rise. Champion fullback Greg Inglis is closer to full fitness. South Sydney’s vast and excited fan base will again lift his men. Maguire is adamant never having orchestrated a win over Melbourne - and his former boss Craig Bellamy - in four meetings during his two years at the helm, does not eat away at him. “Not at all,” Maguire said. The Storm, who beat Souths in a qualifying final last year, haven’t lost to the Rabbitohs in Sydney for nine years, but Maguire didn’t read anything into such statistics. “As a group, they (Melbourne) have been together for a long, long time and, over this last two years, we’re an improving team every single time we step out on the field,” Maguire said. Nor was he concerned by Souths’ relative lack of finals experience compared to defending premiers Melbourne, instead rel-

ishing the chance to play a final before home fans at ANZ Stadium tomorrow. “We had a fair taste last year and last weekend against the Roosters, the crowd was incredible,” Maguire said. “To get those sorts of experiences, that’s what it’s like in finals footy. “We’ve had a taste of it, we want more of it.” Maguire expected further improvement from Inglis, arguably the most dangerous attacker in the game, as he continues his comeback from a knee injury. “This is his first full week where he actually trained every training session, so it’s a real positive for us,” Maguire said. The Souths coach also revealed he’d spoken to forward leader Sam Burgess about several unsavoury on-field acts in recent weeks and had warned his men such ill-discipline could tempt other teams to niggle them. Recently suspended for two matches for grabbing the testicles of Storm centre Will Chambers when the two teams last met, Burgess blotted his copybook further in last week’s minor premiership decider. He escaped judiciary action, but

got plenty of publicity for running his fingers over the face of Roosters five-eighth James Maloney and jamming down his hand on the head of prop Jared WaereaHargreaves as he lay on the ground. “He’s obviously disappointed, but the easiest way to fix that is make sure he goes out and plays the way he can and I’m sure he will this Friday,” Maguire said. “He’s had a couple of incidences and it’s one thing that he knows hurts the team at times. “If he gets ahead of his game, he’s going to become a better player and he wants to become a better player.” - AAP

Greg Inglis

Crunch time for the ABs


to do was smash you, crush you and grind you into the dust, and they did just that, to everyone, whereas the current lot also have in their arsenal a set of backs who can turn on the razzle dazzle and run in a truckload of tries once the defences have been softened up by the blitzkreig up front. Some All Black teams in the face of this sort of challenge have responded superbly and come up with the necessary tactics to negate whatever the opposition brings, Saturday night will show whether or not our current lot have learned the lessons of the past. * * * * A question for the Wairarapa Bush defensive midfield in Saturday’s rep game: Why on earth would you give Dwayne Burrowes room to move when he’s running at you with ball in hand? Didn’t they do their homework properly? Perhaps they were carefully covering the speed merchants outside him, or maybe it was a case of 75 minutes of tough footy was just that little too

Rankings decline Lleyton Hewitt is on the up but Samantha Stosur is in rankings freefall after her shock first-round US Open loss to the teenage world No.296. Stosur has plummeted seven spots to No.18 in the rankings this week following her Flushing Meadows shocker against 17-year-old American qualifier Victoria Duval. The 2011 US Open champion hasn’t been ranked so low for more than three years. Hewitt, though, has risen eight places to 58th in the world and is now threatening to leapfrog Bernard Tomic to regain the Australian No.1 position. - AAP

Props suspended Southland prop Jamie Mackintosh and Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna have both been suspended for one week following judicial hearings into separate stamping incidents during their fourth-round ITM Cup match in Invercargill last Friday. Mackintosh was cited for stamping after vigorous rucking on Waikato reserve back Sam Christie eight minutes from full-time. Southland eventually won the match 20-16. Meanwhile, Tameifuna, who was cited for the same offence earlier in the game, coincidentally on Mackintosh, was also suspended for one week, meaning he will miss Waikato’s match against Auckland on Saturday. - APNZ

Hill back with Hawks


hope Steve Hansen and co. have done some serious work instilling a Plan B to their charges at practice this week; on exposed form after last week’s matches they are going to need it. Historically the ABs have been a bit light on having a back-up plan when things go wrong in big games, and this is surely the biggest contest since the World Cup, the best two teams in the world, both on a winning streak they desperately want to keep going. Both teams won last Saturday, but it was the South Africans who looked by far the better unit; in fact they looked rather like Springbok teams of old, huge slabs of rock solid beef bred on the high veldt and intent on taking no prisoners. Pity the poor ref trying to keep order; the amount of ‘accidental’ off-the-ball niggle in that game was breathtaking. But there’s a difference; those monster teams from the 60s and 70s were operating in a creativity-free zone, on attack or defence all they wanted

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Steve Devereux MY SHOUT

much, and there was nothing left in the tank to make that one last vital tackle? Whatever, Dwayne needed little invitation to waltz through the gap once, then again two minutes later, and put the nails in the coffin of a game that it looked like the Bush was getting the upper hand in. Add Murray Williams (or is it Morne Steyn out there??) knocking them over from everywhere, and a crowd that’s growing nicely providing some serious vocal support at crunch time, and its once again a good time to be a green and gold supporter. Something good is building at the showgrounds. Speaking of crunch time, one tackle in particular must surely make Smashed ‘Em Bro on Friday night. Bush were mounting a handy-looking

attack, ball going smoothly out the backline, until Muleli Bula, who started his run somewhere near the Allenton shops, hit their centre a moment after the ball arrived, and he got all of him. End of handy-looking attack. * * * * One for the sports punters: On Saturday night one of my cuzzies was at the pub (yeah I know, funny place for a Dwyer boy to be), watching the ABs warm up for the Argies. Decided to have a first-try punt on Ben Smith, which is fair enough, but he messed up pressing the buttons, and the machine spat out a ticket with not only the wrong player number on it, but the wrong team! Too late to change it, ten bucks down the drain - until Francis Saili dropped that ball, the men in blue and white pounced, and who scored the try? Juan Manuel Leguizamon, same name as on the rogue ticket, at a very tasty 50-1. Nice work!

Hawthorn speedster Bradley Hill has re-signed with AFL club the Hawks until the end of 2015. The 20-year-old West Australian, brother of Fremantle star Stephen, has become a regular in the AFL side in his second season. He was part of the team that downed Sydney in last Friday night’s qualifying final. Hill was already locked in for next year before yesterday’s contract extension and plans to stick with the Hawks throughout his career. - AAP

Call for twilight V8s Sydney’s Olympic Park will be a riot of noise and colour if a proposal to hold twilight V8 Supercar races at the venue gets the go-ahead, according to champion driver Jamie Whincup. The championship yesterday announced a three-year extension to the contract with the NSW state government for the season-ending event, also revealing its desire to hold races under lights at the street circuit. While the plans are nothing more than an idea, fourtime series champion Whincup is excited by the concept. - AAP

New IOC president Thomas Bach achieved a longheld dream yesterday as he was elected to the most powerful position in sport, president of the International Olympic Committee. The 59-year-old German - the first Olympic gold medallist to become president - won in the second round of voting by his fellow IOC members in Buenos Aires to beat his five male rivals bidding to succeed Jacques Rogge, who stepped down after 12 years in charge. Bach polled 49 votes in the second round to achieve the majority. - AFP

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Mid Canterbury Cricket Junior Mid Canterbury Cricket Junior registrations will be taking place for all junior grades next week at the following locations: Tuesday, Sepember 17 Ashburton Domain Pavilion on Walnut Ave from 4pm to 6pm Wednesday, September 18 Methven Cricket Club from 3.30 - 4.30pm and Lauriston Cricket Club 3-5pm Registrations include Have-A-Go, Kiwi Cricket, girls year 5/6 and year 7/8 and all other grades.

ASIAN NEW, 24 year, size 6, sexy, classy, busty, the best ASHBURTON Law - Peter quality. Please phone Diane Ragg - moved to 228 Wills Street, opposite Events TRADES, SERVICES 021 0264 7179. Centre. Ph 308 0327 for all SUN CONTROL WINDOW legal matters. FOR SALE TINTING. Professional window tinting of cars, homes TRADES, SERVICES & offices. Quality films for privacy, UV (fading), heat, GLASSWARE for everyday safety & security. Phone or those “little bit posh occasions”. Grosvenors 4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar Craig Rogers your ONLY elegant range of glassware protective films, UV block, local applicator. 307 6347. has just arrived. Ranging fade, heat and glare control, Member of Master Tinters NZ from $24.99 - $34.99, this privacy and safety films for affordable range includes glass. FREE quotes - 20 wine, champagne flutes, years local service. Bill tumblers and beer pilsners. Breukelaar - phone 0800 368 Come see us at Kitchen 468. Kapers The Arcade.

QUEEN size bed, head board and base. Sleepyhead Pedicrest. Seldom used, new condition. Ph 308-8398.

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Daily Events Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House. 9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Beginners class, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 11.30am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB.

Friday 9.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real Women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am - 11.30pm ST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Drop in centre, St Andrews Anglican Church

Daytime section, new players very welcome. Sports hall, Tancred Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church hall, Baring Square East. 9.30am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, cnr Cass and Havelock Street. 10.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz. 48 Allens Road. Allenton.

10.00am ASHBURTON EMBROIDERER’S GUILD. Inspired to stitch - local embroiderers exhibition. Ashburton Art Gallery, Baring Square East. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Exhibition, Russell Clark’s Gold Rush Panels. Main Street, Methven. 10.30am MID CANTERBURY NEW COMERS NETWORK.

New comers coffee morning group. McDonald’s Ashburton. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Qigong exercises, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Petanque has started, everyone welcome, Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

2.00pm ASHBURTON INDOOR BOWLS. Play bowls at the Indoor bowling stadium, 31 McNally Street. 7.30pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing, learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe Band hall, Creek Road. 8.00pm METHVEN HOUSE. Public meeting, “Is there a future for Methven House?” Mt Hutt Memorial Hall, Methven.

hall, cnr Thomson and Jane Street Tinwald. 10.00am 50+ An interesting speaker. Senior Centre, 206 Cameron Street. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture

Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Exhibition, Russell Clark’s gold Rush Panels. Main Street, Methven. 10.00am ASHBURTON EMBROIDERER’S GUILD. Inspired to stitch - local embroiderers exhibition. Ashburton Art Gallery. Baring Square East.

10.30am ASHBURTON PARENTS CENTRE. Playgroup, all welcome, free. Netherby shopping Centre, Chalmers Avenue. 11.00am - 3.00pm TE HUB. Seeds, seedlings, workshops, enviro centre. 35 Dobson Street West, Biograins building.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1.30pm R.S.A. Euchre, R.S.A. Cox Street, Ashburton.

Puzzles Thursday, September 12, 2013 CRYPTIC


ACROSS 1. Like form of Shinto that will create a sensation (8) 4. One shining direction to salt (4) 8. There’s no end of old German currency to spoil (3) 9. Make one’s services available to remove top of chest (5) 10. Spare a bone for the barbecue? (3) 11. Discusses return of chosen player about to be at wicket (7) 12. Stretch one’s neck to see a bird (5) 13. Device to activate at the beginning of an ego-trip? (4-7) 17. A number on top of the lid (5) 18. Missed catch, so was no longer included in team (7) 20. Beginning of 13 for instance comes to nothing (3) 21. ‘auls at the bit of the roof that projects (5) 22. Cold feeling in the air? Try a drop of Scotch! (3) 23. See-through feature that has its ups and downs (4) 24. The things one is stuck with, being hurt? (8)







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DOWN 1. Give girl weapons to have sailed with warlike intent (6) 2. The broth of a mixture: can you beat it? (5) 3. Peters loudly at the heart of overseas (5) 5. Some houses take most of term to go in for athletics (7) 6. The best of a number of games has some bounce to it, perhaps (6) 7. They went first to press our credit, mistakenly (10) 9. Not to be working is unacceptable to the chair (3,2,5)




Ashburton Guardian 25 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Coltsfoot 5. Pub 7. Into 8. Advisors 10. Portrait 11. Moon 13. Endows 15. Veneer 18. Brim 19. Swindled 22. Godchild 23. Gale 24. Eye 25. Prevented Down 1. Cripple 2. Later 3. Ordain 4. Trim 5. Provoke 6. Bosun 9. Growl 12. Feint 14. Dwindle 16. Redhead 17. Twelve 18. Bugle 20. Leant 21. Ship QUICK Across: 6. Obscure 7. Array 9. Ash 10. Isolation 12. Exemplified 15. Monogrammed 17. Fruitless 19. Shy 21. Acute 22. Unicorn Down: 1. Obese 2. Act 3. Arms 4. Gratified 5. Cajoled 8. Slalom 11. Exfoliate 13. Marble 14. Correct 16. Chart 18. Sank 20. Ace

QUICK ACROSS 7. Entertains (6) 8. Scientific type (6) 10. Worked towards (7) 11. All square (5) 12. Biblical garden (4) 13. Ghost (colloq) (5) 17. Pass on (5) 18. Hideout, place of safety (4) 22. Farewell (5) 23. Enduring (7) 24. Legions (6) 25. Fortress (6)



DOWN 1. Roped (7) 2. Protected (7) 3. Vitality (5) 4. Doomed (4,3) 5. Frequently (5) 6. Anxiety (5) 9. Flexible (9) 14. Recommenced (7) 15. Emit (7) 16. Boasted (7) 19. Deadly (5) 20. Movies (5) 21. Customary (5)

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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) Suddenly you have the desire, will, determination and foresight to not only take your power back, but the power to move mountains if you have to. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) In her first full day in your relationship sector Venus has returned to find some of the most powerful relationship conditions since 1956 in play. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Use the intuitive read you have on others to your advantage, with empathy playing an important part in getting your own needs met. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) At what is an important point of the year for income opportunities, you won’t get away with letting life become all work and no play. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) With the final months of the year likely to be busy there is a reminder today that it’s the little things that matter, with a chance to get the basics right. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) You have the power to breakthrough any barriers or obstacles, with a major communication or mental breakthrough possible. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Venus has returned to your income sector just as forces building behind the scenes come together, creating some auspicious income conditions. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Look past the money to your expectations across all the currencies in your life, realising that it’s up to you to decide how high or low to set the bar. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Venus’ genuine desire for navel gazing is making those moments where you can go within and daydream both empowering and enjoyable. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) While the door has opened to some special weeks on the social and serendipitous front, something serious and fateful is developing here. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) It’s by listening to your heart and your hunches that you’re likely to find yourself in the right place at the right time. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Listening to your gut and your emotional responses will allow you to remain focused on the big picture, allowing you to work smarter.

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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

DRUMMOND, Phyllis May (Phyl) – On September 10, 2013 at Princess Margaret Hospital, Christchurch, surrounded by her loving family. Aged 77 years. After a long battle, now at peace. Dearly loved mum of Richard, Tommy, Peter, Sue, and Kelly. Mother in law of Darren (Joe), the late Ray, Justine, and Lyn. Treasured nana to Sam, Luke, Thomas, and Carmen. Sister of Alec, Bill (deceased), Robin (deceased), George, Pearl, and Roy. Messages to 10 Olympic Lane, Edgeware, Christchurch 8013. A funeral service for Phyl will be held in Our Chapel, Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on MONDAY, September 16, commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by interment at the Ashburton New Lawn cemetery. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

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OTLEY, Dr Maurice John – At Christchurch on September 6, 2013. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret, father of Jane, David and the late John and a much loved grandfather and great grandfather. A family service has been held. Messages to P O Box 36 156, Merivale, Christchurch. Bell, Lamb & Trotter Funeral Directors Ltd. F.D.A.N.Z. Ph: (03) 389 7999

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TOMORROW: Long fine spells, morning frosts. Light winds.




GOULD, Martin John Please note all late death Andrew – On Saturday, September 7, at notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours Christchurch Hospital, as the must be emailed to: result of a brain aneurysm. Aged 36 years. Dearly loved to ensure publication. precious son of Tricia and Steve Phillips. It broke our During office hours notices hearts to lose you, but we may also be sent to: know you are at peace with our Lord. Any queries “Death leaves a heartache please contact no one can heal, 0800 love leaves a memory ASHBURTON no one can steal.” (0800-274-287). Messages to RD8, Ashburton 7778. FUNERAL

TODAY: Fine. Brief southwest change in the morning.




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Mainly fine, but morning showers near the divide and some afternoon showers in the east north of Arthurs Pass. Snow above 1000m. Wind at 1000m: NW 60 km/h, easing from the south during the day. Wind at 2000m: Severe gale NW 90 km/h, easing to 50 km/h from the south.

SATURDAY A few snow showers developing in the morning, mainly in the east of the foothills, clearing south of the Rakaia River later. Light winds at low levels, freshening southerlies about the tops.

MONDAY Fine with morning frosts. Light winds.

World Weather rain drizzle rain cloudy fine fine fine thunder fine rain fine fine drizzle drizzle showers

FZL: About 1000m

Long fine spells, morning frosts. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: NW tending W.

Fine apart from a few showers north of Banks Peninsula at first. Morning frosts inland. Southwesterlies dying out.

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Cold southwesterlies and showers developing in the morning. Becoming fine south of the Rakaia River later.

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Fine with northwesterlies. A change to southwesterlies late morning bringing brief showers to Banks Peninsula, then light winds.


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A low pressure system crosses northern New Zealand tomorrow and early Saturday. A cold southwest flow spreads over the country as the low moves off to the east. A high over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge onto southern New Zealand late Saturday, and over the rest of the country during Sunday.

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Television Thursday, September 12, 2013 TV TWO

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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather and information. 9am The Chase 3 0 10am Good Morning 11am House Gift Three interiordesign experts visit an ordinary home and compete to find a house gift that will win a permanent place in the heart of the household. Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale Nikhil must act; Rachel is delighted; Jai is upset. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me Australia PGR 3 2pm Four Weddings USA 3 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Masterchef Australia 3 The elimination challenge. 0 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Coronation Street 0 8:30 N Packed To The Rafters Nathan plans to move back home with his new wife and child, but there’s a dark cloud brewing that not even he sees coming. 0 9:30 Gavin and Stacey AO 0 10:05 Vicious AO 0 10:35 One News Tonight 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Buzzy Bee And Friends 3 0 6:35 Tiki Tour 0 7am Fish Hooks 3 0 7:25 Kung Fu Panda 3 0 7:55 Slugterra 8:15 Franklin 3 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Home And Away 3 0 11:30 Shortland Street 3 0 Noon Two And A Half Men 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm My Kitchen Rules PGR 3 0 3:20 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:30 Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 4pm Kickin’ It 3 0 4:30 The Erin Simpson Show 4:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street 0 7:30 Police Ten 7 0 8pm N Street Hospital Series that follows a team of Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics and their work on the city’s busiest party street. 0 8:30 Arrow AO 0 9:30 N 20/20 0 10:30 Nikita AO 0

11:05 Tagata Pasifika 11:35 Air Crash Confidential AO (Starting Today) 3 0 12:40 The Zoo 3 0 1:10 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11:30 Police Ten 7 3 0 Midnight Rizzoli And Isles AO 0 12:55 Renters PGR 3 0 1:25 Infomercials 2:25 Off The Map AO 3 0 3:15 Haven AO 3 0 4:05 Anderson Live PGR 5:05 The Erin Simpson Show 3 5:30 Infomercials


FOUR 6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 7:55 Casper Scare School 3 8:25 Chuggington Badge Quest 8:35 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion 3 8:45 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 8:55 Bob The Builder 9:05 Thomas And Friends 9:15 Peppa Pig 3 9:25 Tree Fu Tom 9:50 Humf 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Everybody Hates Chris 3 6:30 Futurama 3

7pm Campbell Live 7:30 Grand Designs Revisited 3 0 8:30 The Almighty Johnsons AO Two pretenders must overcome a host of obstacles, mortal and godly. 0 9:30 Bones AO 3 0 10:30 Nightline

The Simpsons PGR 3 0 Family Guy PGR 3 American Dad PGR 3 Family Guy PGR 3 0 F Unsupervised AO Gary and Joel must dispose of Carol’s former partner’s body. 9:25 South Park AO 3 9:55 Cops AO 3 10:25 Against the Wall AO 3

11:10 Golf World A weekly review of golf tournaments around the globe. 11:40 Medium AO 0 12:40 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

11:20 Entertainment Tonight 11:45 Infomercials

7pm 7:30 8pm 8:30 9pm



6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000. 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors A talk show focusing on tough medical questions in an open forum. 12:55 The Jeff Probst Show 1:50 Inside The Human Body PGR 3 3pm Millionaire – Hot Seat 3 3:30 Getaway 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Best of Man v Wild PGR 3 8:30 Death in Paradise PGR As DI Richard Poole searches for a decent cup of tea, a bride is murdered on her wedding day. 9:40 Prime Rocks: The Who – Quadrophenia AO 10:55 The Crowd Goes Wild 3

9am Sky Sport – What’s On 9:30 Deaker On Sport (Replay) 10:30 Rugby – International (Replay) Australia v South Africa. From Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. 12:30 Cycling – La Vuelta Race (Highlights) Stage 17. Calahorra to Burgos. 1pm Motorsport – FIA World Touring Car Championship Monza – Race One. 2pm The Ultimate Fighter 3pm Motorsport – FIA World Touring Car Championship Monza – Race Two. 4pm Rugby – International (Replay) New Zealand v Argentina. From Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. 6pm Total Rugby 6:30 Heartland Rugby The provinces battle it out for the Meads and Lochore Cups. 7:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Wellington v Bay of Plenty. From Westpac Stadium in Wellington. 9:30 The Ultimate Fighter 10:30 Hammerhead Nemesis

11:25 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:25 Home Shopping 1:55 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2:25 Home Shopping

11:30 Feed The Backs 12:30 L Golf – European PGA Tour The KLM Open – Round One. From the Kennemer Golf and Country Club in the Netherlands. 4:30 Total Rugby 5am Heartland Rugby


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Sport Medal haul BY MYLES HUME


Ashburton College’s Caitlin Johnstone is Mid Canterbury’s latest national champion after she emerged from the recent New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships with two medals. Johnstone travelled to Hamilton at the weekend where she competed in 10 events, starring in the 15 years 50 metre breaststroke and 100 breaststroke where she claimed gold and silver medals, respectively. It was a mountainous effort for the 15-year-old who did not expect to add so much to her strong showing at the national age groups long course competition where she claimed a silver medal. “Leading up I had been training differently, doing a lot of underwater work and short in-

tensive training on top of my normal regime,” she said. “I was pretty happy, it was a better result than I expected.” Johnstone, also a member of the Ashburton Jennian Homes Swim Team, earned the right to represent the college after working through a series of events. After her performance at the Ashburton College swimming sports, she then moved on to the Aoraki Championships which served as her entry pass to the South Island Secondary Schools’ Championships. From there she was given a national title berth, where Mount Hutt College’s Aimee Elliott joined her. Johnstone was back training with her club swim team last night and will now shift her focus to the short course nationals to be held in three weeks in Wellington.

Ashburton College’s Caitlin Johnstone claimed a gold and silver medal in breaststroke events at the recent New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 110913-TM-130


Selectors tell Coles his hour has come BY WYNNE GRAY The future is moving closer for Dane Coles with the tyro All Black hooker asked to suit up for his first duel with the Springboks. Coles’ two starts in eight tests came against France as the selectors pondered the form, future and health of senior men Keven Mealamu and Andrew Hore. All are fit for Saturday’s clash

between the unbeaten sides in the Rugby Championship but Coles has won the No2 jersey ahead of his more illustrious team-mates. “We have a massive amount of respect for South Africa and have prepared accordingly,”All Black coach Steve Hansen said. “The physical challenge will be huge, as it always is, and the team that executes their game with the greatest effectiveness, clarity and intensity will be the

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one that comes out on top. “The whole All Blacks group is looking forward to this challenge as it will give us a great indication of what level our game is at.” Coles’ selection is a play-orperish approach, a chance to get a serious gauge on his progression as the All Blacks look longterm towards the next World Cup. Age is posing a question about Mealamu’s quest to last a fur-

ther two years at the top while Hore is understood to be leaving the international game later this year. Whatever the outcome for the two senior hookers, more have to be introduced to the All Black sanctum. Coles made that jump on last year’s tour to Europe after previous choices Hika Elliot and Corey Flynn were overlooked. They are still in the outside lanes, with Liam Coltman, Rhys

Marshall and Nathan Harris linking up at team training sessions this season. Meanwhile, Coles will get a Springbok welcome from Bismarck du Plessis, who is returning to test rugby after a year out with a knee injury. It will be a great measure for Coles because Du Plessis is as rugged as any hooker on the world circuit and, like Hore, is a remarkably consistent menace in mauls. - APNZ

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