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New entrant rolls explode BY MYLES HUME


The new entrant population is skyrocketing in several Mid Canterbury schools. This week Ashburton Borough principal Sam Winterbourn spoke of an unprecedented number of Year 1 and 2 pupils now making up 40 per cent of his school, putting strain on classroom space. And now other schools admit they are “bottom heavy”, and are having to carefully plan next year to accommodate classes and teachers. Methven Primary principal Chris Murphy said this year had seen a

relatively high number of new entrants, but “next year is one out of the box”. “By the end of term one we expect to have 22 and then a lot coming through in the second term. We will be seeing a significant increase.” It comes after 2013 Census data released last week showed a 31 per cent spike in zero- to four-year-olds in Mid Canterbury since 2006, many of those beginning school next year. Without contributing factors such as the dairy changeover or the enrolment of unexpected pupils, he said it could take the total number

of new entrants to 50 compared with about 40 this year. Mr Murphy said the school looked to have 15 new entrants in a class and “start-up rooms” were created as the year group grew. He anticipated start up classes could be established a lot earlier and there may be more. “There’s a lot of building going on in Methven, houses are changing hands quickly. People are moving here for a reason and that’s largely down to farming and support industries.” Tinwald School principal Peter Livingstone said five-year-olds

made up about 20 per cent of his 250-strong roll, and helped make the junior school the biggest group of pupils. Meanwhile, Mt Somers-Springburn School had “more new entrants than usual”, while Hampstead School’s high 55 new entrant roll was set to hit that number again next year. “I think it’s good for Ashburton, it just goes to show the economic boom has created a flow of jobs for people here ... now it’s just about how schools manage that,” Hampstead School principal Peter Melrose said.

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And baby makes 4.5 million

New Zealand’s population has passed the 4.5 million mark, according to Statistics New Zealand. On the day the milestone was reached, Daksh Chandel was born to Tongan and Indian parents. The baby boy born at Middlemore Hospital on Monday was welcomed by his Mangere parents Siulolo’vao Tupou and Harry Chandel and weighed 3.8kg. His birth came as Statistics New Zealand’s population counter ticked over to 4.5 million. Daksh’s mother was born in Tonga and moved to New Zealand 14 years ago and his father is an Indian native. Ms Tupou said her son was blessed to be born here. – APNZ



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Interpreter at Mandela event called fake The sign-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela’s globally broadcast memorial service was a faker who was waving his arms around meaninglessly, advocates for the deaf said yesterday. The allegation raised questions of how and why he managed to insert himself into a supposedly secure event attended by scores of heads of state, including United States President Barack Obama. As one world leader after another took the stage in a gigantic soccer stadium to pay homage to Mandela, the man at arm’s reach from them appeared to interpret for the deaf at the hours’ long memorial so the world’s deaf population could understand the historic event. The allegation of the use of a bogus sign interpreter was yet another example of bad organisation at the service. Other problems included breakdowns in public transportation that hindered mourners from getting to the soccer stadium and a faulty audio system made the remarks of world leaders inaudible for many. – AP

Pop star Taylor Swift has been given an early birthday treat, with the audience at her show in Australia serenading her. The singer turns 24 today and she will be marking the milestone Down Under as she continues her Australian tour. She was given a surprise during her show in Perth on Wednesday when the crowd turned the tables on her, and sang a rendition of Happy Birthday. – WENN

DeGeneres denies problems Ellen DeGeneres has slammed tabloid rumours that her marriage to Australian actress Portia de Rossi is in trouble. The 55-year-old has been married to de Rossi since August 2008 but a recent headline claimed their union was crumbling. DeGeneres used the opening monologue of her hugely successful chat show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, to set the record straight. “I was like, ‘Oh, what happened? They seemed so happy.’ And then I was like, ‘Wait, I’m Ellen,’“ she joked. “And I should know if that was happening.” DeGeneres came out as a lesbian in 1997 and went on to date actress Anne Heche before meeting de Rossi in 2004. While she initially joked about the rumours, she followed it with a more serious response to the reports. “It’s so ridiculous to me,” she said. “There’s not one ounce of truth to any of it. I’m very happily married. In fact, the only thing we ever argue about is who loves who more.” – CM


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Kardashian DNA call Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian’s alleged one-time lover is taking her to court in a bid to prove once and for all he is the biological father of her four-year-old son. Michael Girgenti is hoping a judge will order an official DNA test, which will end the debate about young Mason’s paternity once and for all. Kardashian insists the Los Angeles-based model’s romance claims are completely untrue and says a DNA test she requested in August proved her longtime boyfriend Scott Disick is her son’s father. But Girgenti insists he had unprotected sex with Kim Kardashian’s sister in March, 2009, while she was on a break from her relationship with Disick. He tells In Touch magazine, “I just want the truth to come out. At this point, I have nothing to say to her, but, if I am the father, I need to be slowly integrated into Mason’s life before more time passes. If I’m not, I can rest at ease – and everyone can move on.” – WENN

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Debate flares over rural fire training By Myles HuMe

Rural Mid Canterbury volunteer fire forces are missing out on recruits because modern-day training has become “a burden”, experienced volunteers say. Former Mt Somers Volunteer Rural Fire Force chief fire officer Barry Kerr has hit out against qualifications new rural firefighters now need to attain which he believes take too much time to complete. He has been joined by Hinds fire force chief Dave Kingsbury who thinks current training methods takes time away from training practical skills. However, Mid Canterbury principal rural fire officer Don Geddes said during the past year there had been 15 to 20 recruits training “and I have not received a single complaint”. Mr Kerr, who has 48 years fire-fighting experience, said there was growing frustration at the number of courses, NZQA assessments and paperwork rural volunteers needed to complete to be qualified, making it harder to attract muchneeded new blood. “We have looked to give a few guys some experience and they have been brilliant, but when we have shown them what they need to do to be qualified they have said ‘no way would I have time for that’,” Mr Kerr said. Basic rural volunteer training can take up to 12 months which includes police vetting and unit standard tests for personal safety and hazard awareness, the use of water and water additives, dry fire-fighting and establishing and delivering wa-

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ter supplies. Mr Kingsbury said he was frustrated he had to sit a pump operating unit standard after serving for 32 years and felt the extra training was in place to take accountability away from those in higher positions. He believed training on the job by senior firefighters was the most useful method.

Mr Geddes did not accept current training standards were deterring would-be volunteers, saying it was essential to ensure rural volunteers worked at a competent level. “Most are starting to accept this is what we have to do now, just because you have 30 years’ experience doesn’t mean you’re doing everything right, there’s

a chance you may have picked up bad habits.” “We all have responsibilities and we want to make sure we’re not liable for accidents we could potentially avoid, hopefully by ensuring people are correctly trained and skilled ... if you want to stay involved you need to keep up with the times.” Ashburton Volunteer Ru-

ral Fire Force member Jamie Grant, 24, joined the service in January, and feels the basic training she has been through has helped significantly. “I have found it to be really good, I feel now I have got these qualifications that I am working at a competent level and know what I’m doing,” the Ashburton District Council worker said.


Teenage rowers find body in Waikato River A body recovered from the Waikato River yesterday was found by a group of teenage rowers from Hamilton Girls’ High School, police say. The discovery came after searchers on Wednesday scoured the river in the search for missing Australian tennis coach Paul Arber. Detective Inspector Karl Thornton said police were working to formally identify the man’s body and were offering support to the group of rowers. Police received two calls from members of the public shortly before 7am in relation to sightings of the body in north Hamilton. Mr Thornton said one of those calls was from a person involved in a Hamilton Girls’ High School rowing team,

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which encountered the body in the river while they were training. “This person assisted in not only ensuring police were aware of the situation but also worked to ensure the girls on board the rowing boat were managed as well as possible, given the nature of what had occurred ...” Police were working with the

The person was brought back to Waikato Hospital, however, it will be some time before the formal identification process will be completed

team to ensure they received victim support services. They were also working closely with school management to ensure the necessary steps to support the girls was taken. Mr Thornton said the body was recovered from the river in suburban Queenswood by 7.40am with help from the Hamilton police rescue launch and members of the Waikato

search and rescue squad. “The person was brought back to Waikato Hospital where investigators have been able to establish the person was male. It will, however, be some time before the formal identification process will be completed that will confirm for us the person’s identity.” While it was natural to speculate that it could be Mr Arber’s body, it was expected to be some

time before a formal identification was completed. “We have, however, not received any other reports of missing persons we believe could be linked to this morning’s recovery.” Mr Arber’s family had been informed of the development. Mr Thornton said they were understandably very upset, but they acknowledged the help and support of the people of Hamilton. They also thanked media for publicising the case and police for their support. “They have asked their privacy at this time be respected.” Mr Thornton said other aspects of the inquiry into Mr Arber’s disappearance were continuing, including the processing of sighting reports from the public. - APNZ

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Charges axed; anger erupts By Kurt Bayer Stunned anger greeted yesterday’s dropping of all charges against former Pike River Coal boss Peter Whittall over the 2010 mine disaster. The charges were laid by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) under the Health and Safety in Employment Act. In a shock development at the Christchurch District Court yesterday, the Crown said after an extensive review it was “not appropriate to continue with the prosecution against Mr Whittall”. Instead, Mr Whittall and Pike River Coal offered a voluntary payment on behalf of the directors and officers of the company to the families of the men and two survivors. Judge Jane Farish made it clear the surprise turn of events was not a case of a chief executive “buying his way out of a prosecution”. She told the court the likelihood of a prosecution was “extremely low” and the case may never have reached trial. In a statement from four former heads of Pike River Coal, including Mr Whittall, they said the money that would have been spent defending the case would now go to the families. It meant $110,000 would be given to each of the families and survivors - totalling $3.41 million. The directors - Mr Whittall, John Dow, Ray Meyer and Stuart Nattrass - have also offered to meet with the families. Bernie Monk, spokesman for most of the families, vowed that the families “won’t let this lie”. “We’re going to take this further.

“What really frustrates me is that some of those mining guys who worked with our men underground wouldn’t come back to testify. And it’s just gutwrenching to hear that today.” Mr Monk said he would “never” meet with Peter Whittall. Anna Osborne, who lost husband Milton, said she was “sick to the stomach”. “There is no justice or accountability for the Pike 29,” she said. “As far as I’m concerned it’s blood money.” Neville Rockhouse, whose youngest son, Ben, 21, died in the tragedy, called on the Government to rethink introducing corporate manslaughter. “Corporates can pretty much do what they please - that’s the message that comes out of this sorry, terrible tragedy.” Carol Rose, whose son Stuart Mudge died in the mine, said it had never been about money for the families. “There was talk last night about families refusing the reparation. “It’s about justice. It’s about 29 men going to their workplace and never coming home - they were killed - they didn’t die. It wasn’t an accident, they were killed, and no one is being held accountable. Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn said the decision would come as “a massive surprise” to many people on the West Coast. “Peter Whittall is obviously innocent until proven guilty but there is a system in place and he was charged and unless the reasons for the charges being dropped are absolutely watertight, West Coasters are going to be very suspicious I think.” - APNZ

Kids get into the Christmas dancing spirit at last year’s Christmas in the Park.

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Stars coming out for extravaganza By erin tasKer

Ashburton’s Christmas in the Park extravaganza on Sunday will feature many well-known artists from around the region. The event at the Ashburton Domain oval will be headlined by Tainui Kuru and Whenua Patuwai, starring alongside Liam Kennedy-Clark, Kayla Marshall, Nikita Hyde, Matt Van Den Yessel, Cook Island Choir, Urban Sol, Sarah

Heney, Annie McDonald, Samoan Choir, Jaz Paterson, Luke Glendining, Julia Bell, New Life Whanau Group and of course, Father Christmas. Event organiser Lisa Anderson said she was excited about the concert and looking forward to bringing a family friendly picnic style concert to the town. “It’s been great to be able to work with these artists and I am so confident each and every

one of them are going to work together to bring to Ashburton a concert we will never forget,” she said. As well as the great artist line-up, organisers are also choreographing a fireworks spectacular which will happen at the concert’s end, at 9.30pm. The concert kicks off at 6.30pm on Sunday and there will be some food stalls on the grounds and a total glass ban will be in force.

Mid Canterbury Cricket out of pocket By erin tasKer

Mid Canterbury Cricket has had to fork out money it doesn’t have after a double booking forced this weekend’s home Hawke Cup match out of town. Mid Canterbury’s senior cricket side was due to play North Otago at the Ashburton Domain Oval this weekend but the game had to be moved to Oamaru after it was realised that Christmas in the Park was to be held at the same venue on Sunday evening.

Chairman of the Mid Canterbury Cricket board Mike Southby said the double-up was discovered by chance only a week ago. “I found out when the Christmas in the Park lady rang me to organise picking up the key, and that’s when she found out about it too,” Mr Southby said. Christmas in the Park could not be moved at such a late stage, so the cricket had to give, and Mr Southby said the situation was “extremely frustrating”. He said the last minute venue

change would cost Mid Canterbury Cricket “a couple of grand” – an expense it had not budgeted for. Ashburton District Council open spaces manager David Askin said the domain was double booked due to a communication breakdown between the ministers’ association, Mid Canterbury Cricket and the council. “The booking for Christmas in the Park was made precricket season and this was not relayed to Mid Canterbury Cricket.”

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Schools forced to top up funds BY MYLES HUME


Some Mid Canterbury schools are being forced to dig into their own pockets to top up disability funding, while parents have spoken of disabled children missing out on school trips. These are only some concerns raised in Mid Canterbury after the disability lobby group IHC revealed it would sue the Ministry of Education over alleged breaches of the Human Rights Act as disabled pupils continued to miss out on enrolments, actives or classes.

Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president and Longbeach School principal Neil Simons, whose young son Luke has Down Syndrome, said he had battled in the past to attain funding for pupils with disabilities. “Sometimes we find there are children who have learning difficulties that don’t get any funding, it’s those with moderate needs. “But in saying that there are times when I have had to go in and battle the ministry to try attain more funding and it’s a hard process,” he said.

Although he would not comment on the IHC case itself, Mr Simons said schools sometimes had to delve into their own reserves to “top up” funding, which may be why some schools around New Zealand had discouraged pupils from enrolling or excluded them from activities. “But that’s certainly not an excuse, you have got to find a way.” Ashburton parent Mark Somerville, whose son Ben has a disability, said he was “supportive of any move to make the system more inclusive”, but

said it was largely down to the attitudes of individual schools. “The people at the schools make a huge difference, the support that Ben had at Hampstead School was awesome,” he said. Mr Somerville’s son now attends another school which he says was welcoming, but felt sometimes there was a lack of funding and expertise in class. He said one pupil was sometimes left behind while others went on trips because accessing transport was difficult. Ministry of Education deputy secretary for early years, parents and whanau Rawiri Brell

said he wanted to meet with IHC a fortnight ago to discuss its concerns. “We are very concerned the IHC say they are getting frequent reports of discrimination against children with disabilities in schools ... We are very keen to get more details on these cases of concern. “If any child is being excluded we will act,” he said. The ministry has 800 frontline staff and 1000 specialist teachers supporting children with special needs in schools every day, along with other initiatives.

Bid for compensation rejected Two brothers who were badly injured in Defence Force exercises will not get further compensation from the Government, Defence Force Minister Jonathan Coleman revealed yesterday. Parliament’s Maori Affairs select committee recommended in June that Mr Coleman should authorise ex gratia payments for Damien and George Nepata, who were injured in separate incidents.

Damien Nepata received burns to 40 per cent of his body when the Scorpion tank he was driving crashed, rolled and caught fire in training session in July 1994. Five years earlier George Nepata was paralysed in a training accident in Singapore when he was dropped head-first by the soldiers carrying him up a slope on a stretcher. - APNZ





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A motorbike accident left Lindsay Copland battling for his life and to keep his leg but more than two years later he attributes a Green Prescription as helping him keep both. A Green Prescription is written advice from a doctor or practice nurse to be active. In an effort to get more people active, eating healthier and improved health, the government has recently invested $7.2 million to continue the Green Programme. The referral put Ashburton clients in touch with co-ordinator Jacqui Welch, who discussed preferences with the client and introduced them to that activity. They choose from a range of activities including going to the gym, getting in to a walking group or joining yoga. Since the accident, and after he finished the initial four month programme, Mr Copland has been a regular at the early morning aqua-fitness class for two and a half years.

“I started because I really have to keep my physical health up.” The activity in the water has helped Mr Copland carry on with duties around his farm. “It’s helped me to keep farming in other ways,” he said. Sport Canterbury-Mid Canterbury co-ordinator Jan Cochrane said clients used the programme for fitness as part of pre-operation, post-operation, whether they had arthritis, cholesterol or any health concern. Most people in aqua-fitness finished their green prescription, enjoyed the class and decided to stay on. It was so popular; the two early morning sessions had about 72 people between them. Both sessions run three days a week. Health Minister Tony Ryall said more New Zealanders than ever would receive support to live a more active and healthier lifestyle. More than 250,000 people had already received a Green Prescription since it began in 1998.

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Extension plan welcomed By Erin TaskEr and aPnZ

Extending paid parental leave from 14 to 26 weeks would save parents from a lot of stress, Ashburton parents say. Richard and Jess Wood welcomed their first child – baby Samantha – to the world almost a year ago and they found the months between paid parental leave ending and Mrs Wood returning to work, difficult. They are welcoming news paid parental leave may be extended. “Those three months between paid parental leave and Jess going back to work were hard yacker. We were single income,

we scrimped on a lot of things and it just created unnecessary stress that we didn’t need while trying to get to know our baby,” Mr Wood said. “I had to pick up extra hours to be able to keep enough money flowing in, so was tired from overworking and tired from baby. It would have been great to not have had that stress and just focus on Sammy.” Shadow Social Development Minister Sue Moroney said the “weight of public opinion” had convinced the Government to reconsider its threat to scupper her bill to extend parental leave. Ashburton mum Kate Shaw said she would have loved to

have spent more time at home with her almost one-year-old daughter, Hahna, before returning to work. But once her 14 weeks of paid parental leave finished, she and husband Dave became a one income family and with the purchase of a new house in the pipeline, she soon found herself having to return to work. Every penny spent had to be carefully counted out. “You certainly had to watch out; you didn’t have that freedom anymore,” she said. Mrs Shaw said extending parental leave might even help parents in making decisions on having another child, or how soon to have another child.

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Christmas lilies: ‘wait and it will be too late’ By suE nEwman

Quake hits Haast State Highway 6 through the Haast Pass was closed temporarily yesterday because of an earthquake. The 7km deep, 4.6 magnitude quake struck 40km east of Haast at 1pm. It was felt in Wanaka and described by GNS Science as “strong”. New Zealand Transport Agency West Coast senior asset manager Mark Pinner said the earthquake led to the closure of the road at the Diana Falls slip the agency has been working to stabilise for the past three months. Mr Pinner said the quake measured 6 on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale used to determine the safety of staff working on the slip. - APNZ

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A run of hot days has meant an early harvest of Christmas lilies for grower Helen Hargreaves.

and a summer that refused to arrive saw their lilies unwanted when they failed to bloom until after Christmas. “Unfortunately people are just not thinking lilies yet, they’re saying it’s too early, but wait and it will be too late. The markets are getting flooded by

growers now,” she said. Growing lilies is a game of chance because success relies almost entirely on the weather, Mrs Hargreaves said. Over the years they’ve grown lilies for the Canterbury market they’ve battled cold weather, hail, drought and this year ex-

tra hot days and while they’ve cut back on the number they grow, they’re committed to the lily industry long term. “But I still love them, they’re my favourite flower. I’m still passionate about them – I wouldn’t be doing this if I wasn’t.”


Coast to coast run a typhoon fundraiser Members of the Marine Confederacy of Rakaia will take the military exercise, the route march, to the extreme this weekend. They’re donning their boots, packs and drill gear and head-

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

A man has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after a car rolled on the beach at Castlepoint in coastal Wairarapa last evening. The 22-year-old was one of three occupants in the car when it rolled near the lagoon shortly before 6pm, Acting Inspector Guy Callahan of police central communications said. He was airlifted to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition. Mr Callahan said the other two occupants were uninjured. The police serious crash unit was investigating. - APNZ

Christmas has come early in the lily patch. While the big day is still 13 sleeps away, no one told the Christmas lilies. They’re in full bloom now and are likely to be past their best by Christmas Day, says Ashburton lily grower Helen Hargreaves. The combination of a mild winter and a string of hot, early summer days have confused the lilies and around the country they’re bursting into flower far too early, she said. While that might mean an early bonus for lily growers, it’s not an easy job convincing buyers that they need to enjoy their lilies now rather than just a few days before Christmas. “If people want to enjoy the special Christmas smell then they’ll need to buy earlier or they might be disappointed. We have lovely blooms but they’re just not holding.” The Hargreaves started cutting their lily crop last week, the earliest harvest they’ve experienced. In sharp contrast, about 10 years ago a bitterly cold winter

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ing to Greymouth on foot, all in the name of raising money for victims of the recent Philippines typhoon. Six marines and a support crew will hit the road in Rakaia at 7.30am today and are plan-

ning to run the highway to Greymouth, collecting donations and sponsorship along the way. They don’t plan to run home again, however and hope they’ll be coming home with plenty of

cash in their donation buckets. The coast to coast run is the first leg in what the marines are planning to be a 12 month long string of events aimed at raising money for typhoon victims.

So-called runaway millionaire Leo Gao will have Christmas outside prison this year. Gao, 33, stole $6.7 million after discovering $10 million in his bank account due to a major bank error. Instead of returning the money, Gao took off on an overseas spending spree, splashing out at glitzy hotels and casinos. Gao’s then-partner, Kara Hurring, also joined him in Macau. The pair were caught out, and Gao was sentenced to four years and seven months in jail in August last year. A decision from the Parole Board, said Gao was ready for parole and would be out of prison on December 23. - APNZ

Thieves hit food bank Thieves who broke into a Rotorua Salvation Army Church hall under the cover of darkness and stole from “those most in need” committed what has been called a devastating and disgusting crime. The culprits took up to a dozen boxes of food collected for Christmas appeal foodbank donations stored in the youth hall on Old Taupo Rd overnight on Tuesday. Salvation Army Captain Amanda Martin said the break-in was devastating. “It’s disgusting really - all the effort which goes into the appeal and some swine comes and steals it.” - APNZ

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Ashley’s turn to take top spot The Kelland brothers are often recognised for their academic prowess at Ashburton College, but yesterday it was Ashley who was crowned the top Year 10 pupil. The college held its Year

nine and 10 prizegivings where a raft of awards were handed out to pupils who had excelled in their studies and other activities. Ashley, 15, (above) edged out his twin brother Scott to be


given the top scholar award, claiming another seven awards which included top in science, social studies and German along with excellence awards in a raft of other subjects. Samantha McArthur claimed

the top Year nine scholar prize, after finishing top of English, drama and music, while claiming three other awards. The pupils now embark on their summer holidays until February.


The Woolshed scene Bar managers may have of special production to head back to school By SuSan SandyS

Big Little Theatre Company (BLTC) members will be performing in a new theatre on a Methven dairy farm this weekend, to showcase recent examination achievements. Members performed well in Trinity Guildhall (London) exams, receiving 26 awards with distinction and nine with merit across a range of performance disciplines including acting, acting in pairs, group drama (scripted), musical theatre and performing the work of Shakespeare. Director Jackie Heffernan said she was thrilled with the results. “The examiner is sent from Trinity College in London to examine youngsters, by watching their prepared performances. He examined throughout New Zealand, we were his last call. When asked how our young actors compare with the rest of the country the response was you are way up there,” she said. Tomorrow members will celebrate by performing their examination work in a former

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woolshed on a farm near Methven. Named The Woolshed, BLTC has launched the new theatre to develop Shakespeare and early drama work. “It is a place where we can experiment with the very origins of theatre and perform work that is not commercially viable such as that we do in the Ashburton Trust Event Centre,” Mrs Heffernan said. “It is our very own Globe Theatre.” Awards will be presented, including one entitled The Robert. Named after the late Variety Theatre of Ashburton director Robert Young and first presented by him in 2005, the Oscarsstyle trophy is presented every year to the highest achieving examination student. Mrs Heffernan said she had first asked Mr Young to present the award because of his special connection with theatre in Ashburton, and because she admired his “passion and commitment” to achieving the highest standards in his work. This year’s recipient will be Elise Heffernan, who achieved 92 per cent in the acting grade 4 examination.

Managers of bars, clubs and off-licences might find themselves going back to school to brush up their knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act. From Wednesday all bar managers will require the same level of certification when the old two-tier qualification system disappears. All bar managers will be required to undertake and pass an approved manager’s course. Ashburton District licensing inspector Alison Batcheler said the new requirement will

mean all managers have the same competency level and that will raise standards across the hospitality industry. Current general manager and club manager certificates will remain valid until their renewal date but then managers will have to complete a bridging test to ensure they understand the requirements of the new act, Mrs Batcheler said. The new act also ups the minimum age for applicants for a manager’s certificate to 29.

Rules changed around one-off liquor licences If you’re planning to hold a big bash in January, there’s a double incentive to make an early application for a special licence if you plan to sell alcohol. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act changes the rules around special licences for one-off events and for licence holders wanting to extend their licence for a special occasion. Applications must now be

made at least 20 working days before the event. A working day excludes weekends, statutory holidays or any day from December 20 to January 15. Applications for events to be held in February need to be lodged by Wednesday. If this is done applicants will not be charged the new, higher application fee. Time has run out to secure a licence for January events.

Christmas Day weather could be a cracker according to a long-range computer model at WeatherWatch, but rival MetService says it’s far too early to make an accurate prediction. Long-range models of the weather leading up to Christmas were pointing towards a large high moving over the Tasman Sea in the week leading up to the 25th, WeatherWatch said. However, it also warned the tropics would also be very active, mainly to the northeast. The Southern Ocean continued to pump weak fronts into the Tasman Sea bringing a fair bit of cloud to the west and the odd shower. The high, moving in before Christmas, looked likely to be dominant but the long-range models still weren’t sure about where the high will be placed for Christmas Day, or if a potential tropical low could impact it. WeatherWatch head analyst Philip Duncan said a lot of dry weather would be coming in over the next couple of weeks, however there could be a few wet patches in the mix. “Southern Ocean storms have been clipping southern New Zealand while the odd tropical system has been clipping the north. This pattern looks to continue for a few more weeks.” A wet sub-tropical low was 30 per cent possible, however current data suggested the high would win out. MetService meteorologist Tuporo Marsters said it was too early to make a call on Christmas Day weather. Forecasters could only look 10 days ahead, but that would still be “a bit vague”, and only a week ahead could be comfortably predicted. By mid-next week, forecasters should have some idea whether it would be wet or dry on the day, Mr Marsters said. “But at this stage, no, it’s too far ahead for us to make a guess. Even our model data doesn’t go that far, I’m afraid.” - APNZ

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More pain for Pike families Coen Lammers EDITOR


he Pike River mine disaster is continuing to cause pain for the families of the 29 miners and contractors who lost their lives in the fatal explosions of 2010. Yesterday’s decision by the Crown to drop all charges against Pike River Coal chief executive Peter Whittall was a shock for all those in Christchurch court yesterday. The families, and many around the country, will feel betrayed by the system in which eventually no-one carried the can for this man-made and preventable tragedy. After numerous investigations, hearings and court cases, the people responsible for the company at the time, management and directors, are walking away scot-free, despite overwhelming evidence highlighting their failures. Even a court order by Judge Jane Farish to pay $3.4 million compensation to the families was turned down, first by the New Zealand Oil and Gas companies who were asked to pick up that bill and then by the Government. Now it appears that Mr Whittall proposed a voluntary payment on behalf of the directors and officers of the Pike River Coal company to pay this compensation. His lawyer Stuart Grieve claimed that dropping the charges had now freed up cash from his legal funds, but many will consider this blood money to get him off the hook. The lawyer claimed there were too many flaws in the prosecution case to convince the Crown to drop their case, but it seems bizarre that after all the damning expert evidence in the Royal Commission report, not one person is being held accountable. One explanation, according to Green MP Kevin Hague, is that the Crown dropped the charges to avoid any embarrassment for the Department of Labour, which may be difficult to prove. At the end of it all, Bernie Monk and the other family members, got another kick in the gut and must feel utterly deserted by the legal system. And no amount of compensation will ever change that.

Meat through the looking glass Beef and sheep farmers need to present a united front to the world, W Jeanette Maxwell believes, and that needs to happen for the meat ith all that is going on in the red meat industry right now it is important to reflect upon how we got here and what we as farmers want for our industry. Amidst all this uncertainty and panic, rash decisions can be made. My point is that now is not a time to jump on to life rafts. This is a time to assess your values before looking for a solution. We have evolved significantly since the 1980s, shifting from a subsidy-driven, volume-based sector selling frozen carcasses, to an industry focused on moving into high-value trade, based around efficiency and quality. Farmers have a powerful voice as we look to evolve further and those voices need to be heard. At our Meat & Fibre council meeting recently, I had a valuable opportunity to hear some of these. The most common discussion was around farmer behaviour and the impact that has. At a grass roots level we farm as individuals. First we need to understand what is important to us, what our business values are, before we try and fit into a bigger industry vision. Our actions speak louder than words, so we need to consider how our behaviour influences our vision and the goals we have set for the industry in the next 20 years. This year we have seen farmers showing a lot more optimism in both the wider

industry to move forward.

Jeanette Maxwell

economy and individual farm prospects. Following a very tough 2012/13 season, sheep and beef farmers are heavily focused on the problems they see with the red meat industry. This is something Federated Farmers is engaged in, as its focus to ensure the viable and sustainable future of red meat and fibre farming. For so long we have farmed from year to year with no firm grasp on the bigger picture, but farmers have more power than they think when it comes to industry reform. If we as farmers collaborate and demand more transparency within the industry, we can move forward and shift away from the short term “every man for himself ” mentality

that has for so long dogged our industry. US President Barack Obama encapsulated our predicament well: “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” The Meat & Fibre council also discussed rigorously their frustration at the sheep and beef industry being compared to the dairy industry. With great respect to Fonterra, the red meat industry is a completely different beast. Our strengths are not the same as the dairy industry’s, and neither is the way we deliver our product to the market. Just as every individual is unique, so is every industry and they should be treated as such. We add value to New Zealand’s economy through premium products, which is achieved through relationship building rather than a business model that is fundamentally about quantity. With that said, we are still not reaching our full potential. New Zealand is internationally regarded for producing consistent, high quality meat; however a large proportion is

being sold with no real New Zealand brand, limiting our ability to attract a premium for the product. The value added to our product needs to come from the stories we tell and the vision we deliver as a cohesive industry. They are our stories and if we do not build better relations in our backyard, as well as presenting a united front to the world, we will continue to sabotage ourselves. Whilst there is great work being done between some parts of the industry, this needs to be replicated on a larger scale. Right now progress is fragmented and we need to come together before we go forward. So I encourage you to challenge yourselves when we introduce our Meat Industry Options Paper, to Federated Farmers’ members, this week. Read it first as an individual, find what sits right with you, and then as someone who is part of an industry that feeds the world a premium product. Going forward we need your input as we look to the future with a vibrant, engaging meat industry. Jeanette Maxwell is Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre chairperson

Opinion Friday, December 13, 2013

Santa parade needs your help

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he Santa Parade, it could be better. It could be much better! But it needs the community’s help. It’s one event I certainly DON’T look forward to. Marching down the street with thousands of people looking at you (well that’s what it feels like) some yelling out stuff like “Hey Hoops, give us a tap dance” (eh Fungi). It is not my idea of good fun. BUT what I do enjoy is seeing the joy it brings to the kids. Not just the kids on the side of the street waving out frantically to Father Christmas but also the 50 or so kids who turn up to be fairies and elves on the Santa float. This year we had an extra excited fairy, Ruby Robinson, who won the best Santa sack competition at the “pre-parade” and got to sit next to Santa during the parade. Ruby’s Mum said she was so excited and will remember it forever! Cute! It’s hard to comment on the parade itself when you are taking part in it, especially right at the rear end of it too. Even though it passed us on the other side of the street, you haven’t got time to look really as you’re busy watching that none of the fairies have taken flight off the float or a clown hasn’t become a judder bar. So I asked my listeners and Facebookers for some feedback. First a few of the negatives.


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“Rubbish. Waste of time. Not even a Smurf ” “It’s just not Christmassy enough in Ashburton, too many trucks and tractors. We went to the Christchurch parade, the kids loved it. Really special!” “It was the most boring parade again and Santa float had nothing on it again. No decorations on the deer and there should have been an Xmas tree on it as well.” Now some of the positives. “I was a part of the marae float preparations. Apparently there has not been a marae float in 30-plus years the feedback we received from the public afterwards was lovely. So sad to read all the comments. It takes a lot of work to organise a float and ours was one of those. But yeah thank you for all your negativity toward those people

that put in the hard yards and yes I read all the comments. THANK YOU to those that had some positive things to say. And just adding to the parade it was so darn hot! We had little ones on our float, we are so proud of them and also our young warriors walking and often running behind the float in the heat and they smiled and sang. SOOOOO proud of them all!!!!!!!” “I actually really enjoyed it! It was much more Christmasy than last year, fewer tractors and more floats which was great. People did a great job of decorating their floats and we had a great time.” Here’s my favourite comment! “I think that those that took the time to do a float did an excellent job. Rather than complain about how dull and boring it was perhaps those people

could get involved and do a float themselves? It’s all about community spirit and having a can-do attitude. After all, we are ‘Ashburton’ and our slogan is ‘whatever it takes’.” At the end of the day, it’s Ashburton not Christchurch, we don’t have the budget to play with that they do up the track. It’s for the kids (under 10s probably). And it’s a community event. So, let’s get stuck in next year and make the 2014 Santa parade the best one yet! Till next week, Hoo Roo.

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Pussy Riot review ordered The Russian Supreme Court has ordered a review of the guilty verdicts handed to two members of punk band Pussy Riot, three months before the pair are due to be released from prison, it said. The highest Russian court reviewed the appeal by jailed Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and yesterday ordered the Moscow court that jailed them in August 2012 to review its guilty verdicts. The two young women are serving two-year sentences in Russian penal colonies after being convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred for performing an anti-Kremlin protest stunt in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. With just three months remaining of their sentence, the Supreme Court ruled that the “hatred” was never proven while their status as young mothers of underage children was ignored. “The court did not provide any proof that Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were motivated by hatred toward any social group in its verdict,” the Supreme Court said in a decision posted on its official website. The court also failed to review “extenuating circumstances”, namely the fact that Alyokhina’s son is only six years old while Tolokonnikova’s daughter is five. The court also ignored that the pair had no prior convictions, the “non-violent nature of their illegal actions” and the fact that victims of their actions never wanted to punish

The Indian fugitive hit-run driver who killed an Australian student in Melbourne five years ago says it was an accident and he feels sorry. Puneet Puneet has been taken to a holding cell ahead of an extradition hearing in Delhi today. The 24-yearold was arrested last month, four years after skipping out on a sentencing hearing for culpable driving. The hospitality student was drunk and driving at high speeds when he hit and killed Dean Hofstee, 19, and seriously injured Clancy Coker, 20, in Southbank in Melbourne on October 1, 2008. He says the accident “ruined his life” and pleaded for the Indian government to help him. “Right now I’m feeling like I’m a terrorist and I’ve done a very major crime, but see that’s not the fact.” - AAP

Thefts to feed cats Protesters hold up a sign calling for the release of members of the Russian band Pussy Riot. AP PHOTO

them so harshly, the document said. Tolokonnikova, 24, Alyokhina, 25, and a third member Yekaterina Samutsevich were arrested several weeks after staging a brief “punk prayer” on February 17, 2012, in the ca-

thedral in protest of President Vladimir Putin’s presidential campaign for a third term and the Russian Orthodox Church’s support of him. Their trial was decried internationally as unfair, and many global celebrities like Madonna

have called for their release from prison. Samutsevich was released on appeal with a suspended sentence, but the appeals of Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova were systematically rejected. - AFP

50 years of independence celebrated Kenyans have marked half a century of independence from Britain, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence. Celebrations began yesterday with the Kenyan flag raised in Nairobi’s Uhuru Gardens - meaning “freedom” in Swahili - in a re-enactment of the moment 50 years earlier when Britain’s rule since 1895 came to a close. Climbers were also scaling the snow-capped peak of Mount Kenya to raise a flag there too.

Toyota has been banned from asking its workers to sacrifice wages and entitlements in an effort to slash costs and help secure the future of its Melbourne plant. The Federal Court has ordered the company to abandon putting a vote on a new workplace agreement to the 2500 workers at its Altona plant yesterday morning. Toyota Australia president and chief executive Max Yasuda said the decision was a blow to the company’s efforts to remain competitive. “We believe that we are within our rights to vary our workplace agreement provided the majority of our employees support the changes through a formal vote,” he said. - AAP

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In another echo of history, President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed crowds, as his father Jomo Kenyatta did in 1963, when he became the first Kenyan to lead the east African nation. “On this night 50 years ago Kenyans gathered at these grounds ... that night was at once the dusk of oppression and the golden dawn of liberty,” Kenyatta said, as supporters sang and danced wildly, as they had done to his father’s speech. “From that night the empire waned and a proud new nation was born .... finally Kenyans were masters of their own destiny.”

Today, anti-colonial rhetoric is being drummed up again, amid international pressure on Kenyatta ahead of his international crimes against humanity trial early next year. Kenyatta, who denies all charges of masterminding violence following contested elections in 2007 in which over 1000 died, has campaigned hard to have his trial at International Criminal Court suspended, appealing for support from fellow African presidents and at the African Union. At midnight, Kenyatta called for the honouring of the country’s freedom fighters of the Mau Mau uprising, a largely ethnic Kikuyu insur-

gent movement in the 1950s brutally suppressed by colonial powers. “I ask you this night to rededicate ourselves to defending that freedom and sovereignty that they secured at such great cost, and to resist tyranny and exploitation at all times,” he said to cheers from the crowd. The president was due to address regional leaders later last night, echoing recent speeches vowing to defend Kenya from her “enemies”. Thousands braved heavy rain to gather at the main sports stadium for the military parades and speeches, waving flags and singing as they waited. - AFP

A Japanese man went on a yearlong burglary spree, making off with a haul worth $US185,000 ($A205,099.78) to feed 120 cats a gourmet diet, police said. Mamoru Demizu, 48, is suspected of breaking into houses to steal cash and jewels on 32 separate occasions. He told police that he stole things to come up with the money to feed scores of his feline friends, spending up to Y25,000 ($A270.42) a day, an officer said. “He said he felt happiest when he rubbed his cheek against cats,” the officer said yesterday. - AFP

Ex-PM indicted Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has been indicted for murder in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass opposition protests in Bangkok three years ago, prosecutors said. The move comes as fresh political turmoil rocks the Thai capital, with protesters backed by Abhisit’s opposition party seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and rid the kingdom of the influence of her brother, deposed former leader Thaksin. Some observers doubt British-born Abhisit will go to prison given his links to the Thai elite, and see the case as part of the country’s political brinksmanship. - AFP


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Buyer climbs into Chorus fast broadband network. The company is expected to have to cut its dividend and raise capital in order to meet its contract with the government to build the UFB. Warminger said Chorus’ contract with government agency Crown Fibre Holdings was very prescriptive around standards and timeframes for completing the new network and changes could be made to help the company. Those changes could include giving the project special status under the Resource Manage-

ment Act, addressing the cost of non-standard installations, allowing connections to more expensive properties to be deferred, and/or managing the migration from the copper network to the new fibre network to avoid maintaining new networks. Warminger suggested Crown Fibre may also look to bring forward Chorus’ payment schedule from the Government, switch funding from a mix of debt and equity to just equity and bring forward a review of the regulatory network that will apply after 2020. - NZH


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providers without their permission, leading to the enforcement action by the competition and fair trading watchdog, the Commerce Commission. “Between 2009 and 2011, the commission received over 100 complaints alleging that telemarketers acting on behalf of Slingshot had breached the Fair Trading Act by either misleading customers about the service provided or by switching customers to Slingshot’s services without their consent, known in this industry as ‘slamming’,” the


Food prices fall in November New Zealand food prices fell last month as lamb led a decline in meat and seasonal prices fell for fruit and vegetables. Food prices rose on an annual basis, suggesting inflation pressures may be emerging. Food prices rose 0.2 per cent

in November from October and rose 1.4 per cent from a year earlier, according to Statistics New Zealand. Prices have fallen or held unchanged in each of the past four months. The figures come after the Reserve Bank yesterday gave a

stronger signal in its monetary policy statement that interest rates will rise next year, noting that inflationary pressures are “projected to increase.” Food prices make up almost 19 per cent of the consumer price index. - APNZ

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commission said in a statement. “The commission’s investigation established that Slingshot exacerbated this behaviour by then vigorously pursuing payment when customers refused to pay for a service they had not agreed to acquire. “In some cases Slingshot referred customers to debt collection agencies and continued demands for payment despite consumers receiving assurances from other Slingshot staff that the matter had been resolved and no further action was required.” On sentencing, Judge Russell Collins said the actions of Slingshot had a “real and disturbing impact on customers in the market place.” - APNZ


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Aggressive tactics prove expensive for Slingshot Slingshot, the telecommunications and broadband provider, has been fined $250,000 after pleading guilty to forcing customers unwittingly to take its service and then aggressively pursuing them for payment and referring some to debt collection agencies when they refused. Competitor and industry major Telecom expressed delight at the result, which followed a guilty plea by Call Plus Services, trading as Slingshot, on 50 charges under the Fair Trading Act relating to its marketing tactics. Slingshot advertises heavily on television, but the convictions relate to the activities of salespeople who switched people to Slingshot from other

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A local fund manager says he has begun buying shares in embattled telco infrastructure company Chorus because the company is now at its “maximum point of uncertainty.” Mark Warminger, a portfolio manager at Milford Asset Management, said Chorus shares had fallen from $3.70 in March 2012 to a recent low of $1.275 and were now in “deep value” territory. “In my opinion, as a new Chorus investor, the company is at

the maximum point of uncertainty, with the negatives well baked in and the liquidity being provided by a large offshore seller at a discounted price; these are the main attributes I look for in a deep value investment.” Chorus has been hit by regulatory uncertainty with the Commerce Commission ruling that it is charging too much for use of its copper network. It has been ordered to slash its charges by the end of next year putting at risk its ability to fund the build of a new ultra-


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Xtra email crashes again Yahoo Xtra customers are again pulling their hair out as email services are disrupted once more. Some users have been unable to access or properly use their email for up to three days, and others have had spam emails sent from their account. An advisory on Telecom’s website asks customers to change their password, but some users have complained of being unable to do so. “Email services have been majorly disrupted now for a third day. “I have just been on the phone to their tech support and they have no idea when it will be fixed. They put the blame at Yahoo’s feet,’’ said a customer named Mike. “Not only are emails not being delivered to mail client apps, you can’t log into it via Yahoo.’’ The problem with Yahoo! Xtra is not isolated to New Zealand, with US customers also experiencing difficulties. In a post to its website, Yahoo! said it was “very sorry’’ for the bug which was affecting Yahoo Mail, blaming it on a hardware problem that was bigger than originally thought. “Some of our users have not been able to access their mail since 10.27pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday night (7.27pm on Tuesday NZT), due to a hardware problem in one of our mail data centres. The issue has been harder to fix than we originally expected. “We have dozens of people working around the clock to bring it to a resolution. “We believe our current efforts will restore our users’ access to their inboxes by 3pm PST today. “We’ll post again then on


An advisory on Telecom’s website asks Yahoo!Xtra customers to change their password but some users have complained of being unable to do so.

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our @YahooMail Twitter handle.’’ A spokeswoman for Telecom said it did not yet have an estimated time for when the problem would be fixed, but assured Yahoo! are working hard to fix the issue as quickly as they can. “We apologise for the incon-

venience and frustration that it may have caused.’’ One frustrated customer, Derek, said: ‘’... 36 hours and counting of email outage for the Yahoo!Xtra service. “I generally have nothing but respect for Telecom’s support team - really! - but their lack of communication on this one has been as frustrating as it is atypical.’’ A customer notice on Telecom’s website apologised for any inconvenience and said: “Our technicians are currently working to resolve this issue.’’ On Twitter @MarieJeffriesNZ said: “Hey @TelecomNZ I’m trying to change my Xtra password as instructed & keep getting told to try later. When will I be able to change it?’’ While @lucymk posted:

“Why is it so difficult to have xtra email @TelecomNZ ? Had 2 change pw last week already, now it won’t work on my phone today. #why’’ A Telecom spokeswoman said a small number of customers had experienced “some issues’’ with Yahoo Xtra email services, but expected the problem to be fixed soon. “We understand it’s incredibly frustrating [for customers],’’ she said. “We apologise and we’re working on it to get back up and running as quickly as we can.’’ Less than two weeks ago Xtra customers found themselves locked out of their accounts after a wave of spam attacks. A previous spam attack in February compromised around 87,000 accounts. - NZH

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Your shoe is calling . . . As with all sports and exercise you need to take some care when running so you don’t sprain something or tear a ligament. That’s why researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute are developing a smart running shoe. Sensors and microelectronics integrated into the sole of the shoe collect data about the runner and warn them about incorrect foot position, asymmetric loading, exhaustion or overload. The system includes accelerometers and GPS sensors, a microcontroller, RF module, and batteries. Data goes via Bluetooth to a smartphone app and on to a website that can sort out a customised training programme. It’s not quite a shoephone, but may be better. - APNZ

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1. Which town is closest to Ashburton? a. Kaikoura b. Greymouth c. Dunedin 2 – What nationality was the composer Chopin? a. Polish b. Hungarian c. Austrian 3 – Which car company produces Cadillacs? a. Ford b. Chrysler c. General Motors 4 – When did Mary Shelley write Frankenstein? a. 1818 b. 1826 c. 1839 5 – When a spinner is bowling in cricket, which fielding position is closest to the batsman? a. slip b. cover c. mid-wicket 6 – John Boscawen is … a. a National Party MP b. the President of ACT c. CEO for Fonterra 7 – The city of St Louis is in the US state of … a. Kansas b. Indiana c. Missouri 8 – According to the latest census, the median wage in Ashburton is … a. below the national median b. about the national median c. above the national median

1. R18 shop ram-raided (+Video) 2. The United Nations of Ashburton 3. Community service for fire station theft 4. Speeding driver faces court 5. Drink-driver rise baffles campaigners


Featured today: The Tree of Remembrance Tennis in the sunset The Green Prescription and many more


The Ashburton St Andrew’s young men’s senior Bible class from 1941 are (back row) C. S. Calder (left) and R. F. Lynn. Middle row (from left): I. H. C. Lion, J. H. Bayne, R. W. R. McCall, D. L. Ross, J. E. Cookson, H. R. Sarney and A. W. Lion. Front (from left): D. G. Buchanan (treasurer), G. W. Murray (leader), Rev. R. S. Watson, MC, MA, E. D. Thomas (secretary) and C. A. Ross. Inset (from left): N. E. Junge, J. H. Shaw (sub-leader) and R. T. Greer.

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Apple and raspberry pistachio crumble

■ Preheat the oven to 180°C. Put the apples and caster sugar into a saucepan over a moderate heat. Mix well to dissolve the sugar and gently cook the apples in their own juice; don’t add water ■ Remove the saucepan from the heat, add the raspberries,

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QUICK MEAL 4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced 2cm 90g Homebrand caster sugar 500g Signature Range frozen raspberries zest of 1 lemon, finely grated 1/2 tsp mixed spice 1.5 cups Homebrand flour 120g very cold butter, diced 1cm 70g Signature Range pistachio nuts, chopped to resemble coarse breadcrumbs 80g Homebrand brown sugar pinch of salt Greek yoghurt or whipped cream for serving


zest and mixed spice ■ Mix well and pour into a shallow ovenproof dish. Set aside ■ Put the flour and butter into a food processor and process until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, or rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips ■ Stir in the pistachios, brown sugar and salt. Sprinkle this crumbly mixture evenly over

the fruit in the dish ■ Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling and the crumble topping is golden brown ■ Serve each portion with a dollop of Greek yoghurt or whipped cream.

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Friday, December 13, 2013


Waterski warmup View or purchase photos online

The Water Ski Lake Hood club’s first tournament of the season this weekend begins their preparations for hosting their biggest event yet next month. Lake Hood is hosting the Aus-Kiwi Challenge for the first time in late January when the top New Zealand age-group skiers go head-to-head with their Australian counterparts. Mid Canterbury is supplying eight of the 24 skiers in the New Zealand team, with the locals looking to convert home-water advantage into medals.

Tinwald club champs All bets are off and bragging rights are on the line in the Tinwald Cycling Club’s Club Championship race around the Wakanui Beach Block on Sunday. After having predominantly handicap racing over the past 12 weeks the field will line up for the start gun with a mass start to the 64km, the longest distance of the season, jaunt with titles up for grabs at the other end. Last weekend Brad Hudson rode through the field to take the win sending a strong warning to the rest of the riders, but it could be anyone’s race on the day. In the juniors the under 17s will race over 32km with the under 15s a 16km race.

Under 19 cricket The Mid Canterbury under 19s were all out for 160, while Canterbury Country made 306 in their match yesterday. On Wednesday Metro Red made 206 with Shaun Stagg and Jeremy Punselie taking two wickets each before Mid Canterbury was all out for 101 in reply, with James Southby making 35. Mid Canterbury produced a top shelf bowling display on Tuesday to dismiss Metro Black for 121 with Will Southby taking 3/9 and Jack Dudley 3/18 but they couldn’t get home with the bat falling short at 107 all out. On day one they played South Canterbury and made 158 with James Southby scoring 40 but South Canterbury got home seven wickets down, with Jay Houston taking 3/11.

Open grade tennis Dorie come off the bye looking to extend their seven-point advantage at the top of the table in Open A grade tennis. Dorie meet Allenton who have recorded back-to-back wins, but were beaten 5-1 in their first meeting with Dorie back in October. Hinds are currently second behind Dorie and could close the gap with a comfortable win over the winless Tinwald while Hampstead have the bye.

Pritchard Shield Lauriston and the Tech Stags meet in a top of the table clash in senior cricket’s Pritchard Shield. The two sides have had three wins from the opening four rounds to be tied at the top, mid-way through the first of two rounds. After a heavy defeat to the Sharks last week Allenton come up against the struggling Tech Stags while Coldstream are at home for a third week in a row hosting Methven.

Sun sets on social tennis Returning a shot during last night’s final night of the Sunset Doubles tennis competition for the year, was Beth Davidson. The social Sunset Doubles competition will return to the courts of the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre on January 16. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 121213-tM-104



Mid Canty ‘away’ hosts New champions a By Jonathan Leask

Mid Canterbury have the strange scenario of playing host at the visitor’s venue in their second Hawke Cup two-day cricket match against North Otago this weekend. Mid Canterbury was supposed to play their second match at home but the Ashburton District Council double-booked them with Christmas in the Park, and with them unable to move the game from this weekend they were forced to cede home field advantage to North Otago. “It’s always nice to play at home, not having to travel and we know the conditions at the oval so it’s a bit of a bugger,” Mid Canterbury captain Matt Winter said. With the venue out of their control, their other issue is in their hands, producing a strong first innings with the bat which has seemed to plague Mid Canterbury teams in recent years. “It’s a bit frustrating and it’s not a new thing. We have shown at times how good we are but it’s a case of not adjusting between limited over and two-day cricket.

“We get into a situation where we are bogged down by good bowling and rather than rotate the strike and showing positive intent we get tied down and come up with a loose shot.” Winter led the way with the bat against Otago Country in both innings in Alexandra last weekend with scores of 79 and 77, and the glove man also picked up five catches in the match. “It’s always nice to get a few but it’s a bit hollow when you can’t walk away with the result.” In both innings the top order collapsed, to bring Winter to the crease at 3/37 and 3/38, but the skipper hopes to be able to watch for a little longer before striding out to the crease this weekend. Both sides are coming off first up losses with Mid Canterbury losing on the first innings to Otago Country in Alexandra while North Otago went down to Southland by an innings and 57 runs. North Otago were rolled for 69 in their first innings before Southland made 203 and then the hosts were dismissed for 77, so having to move the game to Oamaru may not be as bad.

certainty in big swim By Jonathan Leask

The Lake Hood Open Water Swim passed the 100 swimmer mark for the first time last year, and is set to blow that number out of the water tomorrow. In its fourth year, event organiser Carolyn Clough said the open water swim will easily surpass last year’s mark tomorrow. “As of [yesterday] we had 130 swimmers registered, but the way they are coming in and with the good weather forecast we are anticipating 150,” Clough said. In among the recordbreaking field will be two new champions, with the current king and queen of the lake not entered to defend their crowns. Grace Sommerville completed a hat-trick of wins

last year, seeing off Australian rival Emily Seymour but is in Australia with the Canterbury platinum squad while Phillip Ryan, a former New Zealand open water champion in 2010 who took out the 10km race to dethrone two-time champion Henry Norris, is also missing from the start list. As well as the feature 10km event, there are races ranging from 5km to the short 200m give-it-a-go race. The record entries last year had a warm 19 degree lake to swim in, and Clough believed it would be a similar temperature in the water this year for the record field. Race registration is also open on the day with the 10km, 5km and 4x2.5km relay all setting off at 7.30am, with shorter races ranging to follow. Grace Somerville







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1 4X0 Happy Heidi (1) JHowe 3 T Chmiel 4 2 63300 Live At Speed (2) RHolmes R Holmes  3 Murphy Brown SCRATCHED 4 4387 Galeena (3) JCurtin J Curtin 5 Emma Mac (4) RDunn J Dunn 6 68X Moonlite Dance (5) AStuart R May  S Smolenski 7 4794X Planet Princess (6) KBarron K Barron 17 07045 Sea Spray Cracker (u4) JVersteegJ Versteeg 8  Gracetown SCRATCHED BRECKON FARMS PACE $6000, 4yo+ 2 Pembrook Belle (7) NMcGrath N McGrath 7:35 PM 9 5264X Barrier  OPT 803 c1, c2 with cond. jun.d, 1950m 1 10 00X72 Armazem (21) TButt B Orange 1 81387 Shards Assassin (1) SMcRae J Anderson (J) 2 13945 Majestic Major (2) JHowe S Golding (J) CROMWELL LAKE DUNSTAN TROT 3 1X094 Perissa (3) AStuart 7:05 PM V Atherton (J) OPT 802 $6000, 3yo+ c0, 2000m 2 4 20216 Dapper George (4) MHoward J Thomas (J) 1 1 1 88249 Contella (1) BFord 5 1432 Clarisa (5) J Parsons  S Ottley (J) B Ford 2 2 X0840 Price Of Fame (2) TTrathen J Young (J) T Trathen 6 2X284 Mixed Emotions (6) PYoung 3 6007 Jean Sebastien (3) CMarkhamJ Markham (J) 3 7 33325 Lumos (7) RDunn M Purvis (J) 3 4 847 Vitali (4) JVersteeg T Bagrie (J) R May 8 32393 Massimo (8) RDunn 5 D948X Shell Seeker (5) KTownley 9 05835 Good Girl Becqui (9) PBurrows B Thomas (J) K Townley  Barrier 6 08 All Royal Gal (6) RDunn J Dunn 7 4 10 66X43 Mundaka (21) D&CButt Successful Woman (7) BZampese T Chmiel D Stratford (J)



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2 21148 Kaino 30.75 Hart&Taylor BILL’S BAR & BISTRO STAKES FINAL 2 3 13516 Opawa Cassidy 31.07 Lane&Wales 1:37 PM $2100, c1f, 520m 3 4 27756 Opawa Paul 30.64 Lane&Wales 2 1 81712 Cawbourne War 30.44 C Roberts 1 5 22111 False Notion 30.50 J&D Fahey 2 41816 Opawa Goodie 30.71 Lane&Wales 4 6 75264 Opawa Jean 30.73 Lane&Wales 1 3 13111 Andrea 30.43 R Adcock 7 31165 Girl Pride 31.01 R Adcock 4 28322 Toddy’s A Flyer nwtd C Roberts 8 86885 Gee Cee Bee 30.70 H Anderton 5 61323 Maker’s Label nwtd Hart&Taylor 9 71482 Mr. Jimmy 30.81 R Adcock 4 6 22321 What I Like 30.59 J McInerney 10 54426 Girl Racer 30.42 Hart&Taylor 7 43322 Mr. Barry 30.96 J Goode 3 8 3111 Opawa Colin 30.54 J&D Fahey DAVE ROBBIE PHOTOGRAPHER DASH 9 48381 Lochinvar Camaro 30.40 C Roberts 2:29 PM $1400, c2, 295m 10 61536 Opawa Cuddles 31.00 Lane&Wales 4 1 21643 Rite Round Range 17.72 A Bradshaw 2 X8X55 Salute To Radar 17.46 A Williams FLAIR SPRINT 1:54 PM 1 3 23252 Starburst Hannah 17.56 M Grant $1400, c2, 295m 3 4 46662 My Little Oah 17.35 J McInerney 1 64475 Sarah’s Domain nwtd J McInerney J McInerney 3 2 75743 Another Snazza 17.56 J McInerney 5 85784 Botany Pete nwtd Hart&Taylor 1 3 12322 Billy West 17.46 M K Dempsey 6 76886 Nitro Mabel 17.39 2 7 24424 Jack’s A Jewel 17.35 C Roberts 4 61778 Aykroyd 17.90 D Stapleton K Cassidy 5 12646 Team Dream nwtd Casey&Fagan 8 15254 Mulberry Brook 17.59 McCook&Jopson 4 6 42454 Opawa Marg 17.44 M Roberts 9 38536 Phat Pants 17.66 G Cleeve 7 1636F Smash Rumour 17.42 M Grant 10 834X7 Visual Illusion 17.38 2 8 86884 Gogo Rioli nwtd J Dunn PRETTY GOOD AT STUD DISTANCE 9 38536 Phat Pants 17.66 McCook&Jopson 2:47 PM $2500, c1d, 645m 10 834X7 Visual Illusion 17.38 G Cleeve 1 18716 Opawa Natty nwtd Lane&Wales COALGATE TAVERN STAKES 3 2 52231 Jinja Pop nwtd A Bradshaw 2:12 PM $2200, c2, 520m 3 74473 Opawa Bro nwtd Lane&Wales 1 43363 Rambunctious 30.63 1 4 34465 Opawa Jed 38.62 A Bradshaw J&D Fahey

Forbury Park Harness

$5500, 3yo+ f&m c0, 1700m PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver OPT

December 13, 2013

9 10



December 14, 2013 39600 Redmaro (22) GCook

8:05 PM OPT 804


K Cox (J)

DAKINS GROUP TWO LAP PACE $5000, 4yo+ c0, 2400m

1 00930 Houdini (1) KTownley 2 X590X Red Under Fire (2) KBarron 3 3 54446 Limitation (3) BBorcoskie 4 58396 Lavros Is King (4) P&LJones 5 9 Highview Jimmy (5) PBagrie 6 Sophie Rose (6) TJellyman 1 7 20230 Threebee (7) MSmolenski 4 8 08456 Pushkin (8) D&CButt 2 9 2X8 Franco Tyrone (9) DReardon 10 68008 Zoerotten (10) RThornley 11 04990 Starry Delight (11) KHadfield A 12 0667X Xmas Joy Belle (12) FMorris 13 08X28 Lifestyler (13) KCollins 14 70849 Taia’s Kid (14) Wakelin/Noble

R Holmes K Barron B Borcoskie C DeFilippi T Bagrie (J) T Jellyman J Curtin B Butt J Dunn J Anderson (J) K Hadfield S McNally T Woodward P Wakelin


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

Compiled by

5 4 6 7 2 8 9

77343 Chill Out Ralph nwtd 77568 Opawa Peekay nwtd 64445 Opawa Tania nwtd 22748 Opawa No Ear nwtd 25678 Opawa Carlos nwtd

3:05 PM

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

Lane&Wales Lane&Wales Lane&Wales J&D Fahey Lane&Wales




$1400, c2, 295m

43717 Gone Awol 17.24 46121 Abogado 17.32 31213 Hanna The Spanna 17.27 43261 Nitro Express 17.87 13611 Gorilla On Drums 17.56 11213 Wee Terra 17.45 25514 Quedrago 17.49 85441 Sprinkles 17.42 77322 Son of Grace 17.61 15721 Smashin’ Time 17.52

3:23 PM

J McInerney M Flipp J Dunn L Waretini A Joyce Casey&Fagan Casey&Fagan J McInerney D Stapleton M Grant


1 36427 Starburst Benny 17.55 2 2 48675 Aversion 17.33 3 63164 John Dory 17.58 4 32487 Homebush Cruden nwtd 5 23235 Easy Silence 17.72 3 6 535F2 Opawa Albie nwtd 4 7 17X53 Mildred Lillian 17.47 1 8 56232 Glenn Is Goodesy 17.20 9 38536 Phat Pants 17.66 10 834X7 Visual Illusion 17.38

M Grant Hart&Taylor J McInerney J McInerney B Dann C Roberts M Flipp M Grant McCook&Jopson G Cleeve

Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1007m; Weather: Partly cloudy

4 3 1108X Missy Mach (3) MDenton J Thomas (J) 4 23X31 The Wrath Of Robyn (4) TCrossC Ferguson (J) 9 55331 The Witch Doctor (22) G&JKnight A Armour 2 3 4 10 40X39 Shard N Awe (23) GAnderson R May 5 00915 Mimi Surarti (5) DSimpson M Neilson (J) 11 475X4 Live Life Betta (24) DPaterson J Thomas (J) 1 6 41556 Thrill (6) T&GChmiel A Veint (J) 7 037X0 Black Parade (7) G&NHope R Close (J) OTAGO DAILY TIMES TROT 9:00 PM 3 8 00132 Cullen’s Mercy (8) RDunn M Purvis (J) OPT 717 $5500, 3yo+ c0, 2200m 9 1521X Christy Breanna (9) TBarron S Ottley (J) 4 1 000X0 Pat’s First Sun (1) MJones R May  Barrier 2 70X Wingham Well (2) RHanson J W Cox 10 75883 Taieri Wings (21) CGerken S Golding (J) 3 48409 Makarewa Rick (3) KFranks K Franks 11 86271 Quick As I Can (22) BNegus B Williamson (J) 4 Chivasion (4) CMiddleton C Middleton DUNEDIN CASINO MOBILE PACE 2 5 042X0 Feather Boyz (5) ELamb A Malcolmson 10:01 PM $5500, 3yo+ c0, 2200m 6 Give Me Strength (6) NTaylorB Williamson (J) OPT 719 7 37338 Euromaxx (7) KMcRae R Swain 1 1 00X Strathtara (1) GAnderson J W Cox 8 X8000 Apollo Mission (8) SLock S Lock 2 00877 Imaginary Life (2) CHarrison C Harrison 9 39 Springfield Eyre (9) BNorman B Norman 4 3 53938 Tartan Trilogy (3) G&JKnight N Williamson 3 10 478 Overstayer (10) CHarrison C Harrison 4 3 Caesar Rocks (4) NEdge M Jones 11 050X Gogirl Bromac (11) MHouse M House 5 9 Man To Man (5) BGibson-Smith B McLellan 12 90X Shell Harbour (u1) MPrendergastMPrendergast 6 Smart Caesar (6) NEdge R May 13 509X7 Winfield Monarch (u2) JBond J Bond 7 7X802 Machinegun Kelly (7) BMcDonald R Swain 1 14 Courage Du Fair (8) MHouse S Ottley (J) Eddie Boy (u3) NWilliamson N Williamson 8 0X0 Barrier  MOSGIEL MOTOR COURT JUNIOR DRIVERS  9 9:31 PM You Choose SCRATCHED PACE $6500, 4yo+ c2 jun.d, 2200m OPT 718 3 10 X0774 Eli Lowe (21) KLarsen C Ferguson (J) 1 132X8 Stingray (1) D&CButt 2 11 47 Sock It To Me (22) BKeeler D Stratford (J) A Armour 2 91966 VC’s Honour (2) BNorman K Cox (J) 12 50X94 Party’s Over (23) KLarsen K Larsen





2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9 6-7-8-9 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 9 $500,000

Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Good; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1800m; Straight: 300m; Rail: True; Weather: Few showers

11 63100. Poach The Cash (2) 56.5 SBlair-Edie HYCheng(a4) 3 12 531X3. Bechtolsheimer (1) 56 KTyler A Frye (a1) 13 27106 Alyssa Belle (4) 55 BTapper M Haruki (a3) 14 529X7 She’z A Virtuoso (9) 54.5 RClark A 15 1057. Delleud (17) 56.5 DHutton B 16 X8393 Motorboat Mike (18) 56 SPrice COUPLAND’S BAKERIES CRYSTALS HCP 3:46 PM OPT 607 $25,000, opn hcp, 2200m C 17 694X4 Rikho (15) 55.5 GRobinson1 1 1 X8251 Alpine Heights (6) 59 J&KParsons J Bates D 18 0X886 High Rise (11) 55.5 GGibson 2 2 6X210 Our Bee Jay (4) 57 LVaughan1D Bothamley E 19 0X040 Queens Habit (7) 54 LVaughan1 4 3 X0739 Comanche Gold (5) 55 GEade R Doherty (a) F 20 61969 Touchdown (14) 55.5 GEade 4 54210 Esprit D’Or (3) 55 TBeckett1 A Frye (a) 5:06 PM BLUE RIVER DAIRY RATING 85 HANDICAP 3 5 X1127 Darci Coup (2) 54 MPitman A Morgan (a) OPT 609 $15,000, R85 benchmark, 1600m 6 96282 Arista (1) 54 BTapper T Moseley 1 12125 Belle D’Or (9) 59 VChristophers R Black (a2) INVERCARGILL LICENSING TRUST R65 HCP 2 X8700 Petty Lane (10) 58 LVaughan1 A Frye (a1) 4:26 PM OPT 608 $12,500, R65 bmk*, 1600m 3 11582 Split Decision (4) 57.5 N&BBlatchCBarnes(a2) 2 1 00004 Prince Ransom (19) 59 MPitmanB Pitman (a1) 4 4 X4027 Chapel Star (3) 57 TKennedy K Walters 2 X3577 Double Tap (20) 58 Kerry&IanTaplin J Bates 5 530X5 Confused (8) 56.5 J&KParsons J Wong (a3) 3 X5519 Victory Gold (12) 58 TCharles R Black (a2) 2 6 0X152 Sir Singo (12) 56.5 MPitman J Bullard 1 7 51461 Terelle (7) 56 T&LPrendergast M Cropp (a3) 4 41X50 Fiatt (13) 57.5 Patterson/Horrell 5 47808 Citycenta (16) 57 K&I Iaplin L McKay (a3) 8 48X30 Robbie Rooster (13) 55.5 JCurran1J Morris 6 43738 Coup Rotorua (6) 57 MPitman A Morgan (a3) 9 26148. Kina Win (6) 54.5 SKirkland1 A Morgan (a3) 7 76738 Ima Geegee (10) 56.5 KThompson1TMoseley 3 10 45X21 Bragging Rights (11) 54 SBellew1 J Bates 1 8 X4212 La Musique (3) 56.5 KPrendergast J Morris 11 55X34 Glaizem (5) 54 Patterson/Horrell 9 72028 Contador (5) 56.5 GTippett S Muniandy 12 36X69 Honora Flynn (2) 54 SBellew1 V Johnston 4 10 X0624 Gunna Fly (8) 56.5 KThompson1 DPrastiyou(a3) 13 8837X She’z A Prima Donna (1) 54 RClark R Doherty (a1) 12 066X6 Marechal (6) 54 SBellew1 13 000X0 Mr Kirk (7) 54 EWinsloe 14 4400X My D’Or Us (3) 54 VChristophers


J Bates V Johnston T Direen (a1)




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

3 2P00 Tangos Delight (3) PBurrows B Thomas (J) 4 3 4 30400 Westburn Elite (4) Keast/Westrum J Keast 5 6406X Bank Raider (5) JGameson B Orange 6 00729 Blytheburn (6) BKerr C D Thornley 7  The Peace Train SCRATCHED 2 8 79301 Tubby Jim (7) RPaterson B Butt Back Pay (8) GSmith J Curtin 9 87710 Barrier  10 00080 Eyreton Senna (21) MEdmonds M Edmonds COMMERCIAL DOOR SERVICES MOB $8000, 1 11 29862 Waihemo Art (22) GSmith G Smith 4yo+ c3-c4, c5 with cond., 2600m 12 09475 Hotdiggitydog (23) CMcDowell C McDowell

5 7520P Danke (5) MEdmonds 2 6 58000 Dragon Lady (6) RHolmes 7 7586X Clifden Clowers (7) SMounce 3 8 28467 Take For Granted (8) DNyhan 4 9 54030 Princess Sophia (9) TButt 1 The Bog (u1) NMcGrath 10 9X241 Barrier  8:55 PM 806



Track Information Type: All weather; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1193m; Weather: Fine

1 31599 Flyin Ryan (1) GBurgess 1 2 X1671 Hi Jinx (2) T&GChmiel 3 3 X63P6 Franco Nattai (3) BCusdin 4 48186 Uncle Trevor (4) GCook 4 5 43282 Donegal’s Guest (5) RDunn 6 75774 Rome’s Burning (6) RDunn 2 7 11213 Kotare Mahal (7) RDunn EXPRESS ELECTRIC MOBILE TROT  Barrier

M Edmonds R Holmes S McNally D Nyhan K Butt (J) N McGrath

C D Thornley T Chmiel B Cusdin G O'Reilly R May G Smith J Dunn

9:45 PM 808



1 47905 Artys On Fire (1) GBates 2 X00X0 Linel (2) MLarter 3 556X0 Franco Revel (3) T&GChmiel 4 13398 Maiden Rome (4) REarle 8:30 PM 4 5 66217 Ataahua Tiki (5) SMcNally OPT 805 $7500, 4yo+ c1-c2, 1950m 2 6 38178 Debs Pal (6) PBurrows PM GRAPHITE DEVELOPMENTS FUTURITY 9:20 3 7 P6170 Comenche (7) RDunn 1 06028 Harley (1) Wakelin/Noble P Wakelin PACE OPT 807 $10,000, 4yo+ c0-c1, 2600m 8 9706X Lively Shard (8) GSmith 2 0319X My Mums Astar (2) TMcMillan T McMillan R Holmes 1 3 73675 Midfrew Medusa (3) PBurrows B Thomas (J) 1 0 World Famous (1) RHolmes Paradise City (9) BWard 9 07941 Barrier J Dunn  4 28600 Tom Creagh (4) BBorcoskie B Borcoskie 2 53800 Classic Vogue (2) GSmith



L O’Reilly J Anderson (J) T Chmiel S Golding (J) S McNally B Thomas (J) J Dunn G Smith S Ottley (J)






g M20 Pick Six Racing 1

Tomorrow at Te Rapa, Invercargill & Awapuni

  5 530X5 Confused (8) 56.5 J&KParsons J Wong (a3) 2  6 0X152 Sir Singo (12) 56.5 MPitman benchmark, 2400m  J Bullard PX # REC Horse (Barrier) kg Trainer Jockey  1  7 51461 Terelle (7) 56 T&LPrendergast M Cropp (a3)   1 8X090 Lucky Charm (2) 59 TLomas R Hutchings (a)   8 48X30 Robbie Rooster (13) 55.5 JCurran J Morris 2  2 37617 Juggernaut Rock (8) 58 JPrice R Jones   9 26148. Kina Win (6) 54.5 SKirkland A Morgan (a3) 1  3 12331 Undertheradar (4) 57.5 Herbert/Roustoby 4 10 45X21 Bragging Rights (11) 54 SBellew J Bates  M Cameron  11 55X34 Glaizem (5) 54 Patterson/Horrell   4 73601 Xalted (6) 57 Moroney/Ormsby D Nolan 3  5 46126 Celtic Chief (10) 56 SRitchie M Du Plessis  12 36X69 Honora Flynn (2) 54 SBellew V Johnston  13 8837X She’zAPrimaDonna(1) 54 RClark RDoherty(a1)   6 00055 Savarhys (5) 56 Sargent/Allen N Harris 4  7 71725 Yin Yang Master (9) 56 Sargent/AllenJ Adams 5:16 PM AWAPUNI RACE 8   8 7X910 I’ll’ava’alf (7) 54.5 KFursdon A Jones (a4) OPT 408 $15,000, R85 benchmark, 1600m   9 X2513 Roddick (3) 54.5 MMurdoch T Thornton   1 64051 Surreal Storm (5) 59 LLatta J Shackleton (a2)  10 2X673 Chevremont (11) 54 Ramsay/Ritchie S Collett   2 000X3 Thorn Prince (1) 59 FAuret R Myers  11 2X042 After Midnight (1) 54 LLaing R Norvall   3 740X6 Ballybit (8) 58.5 A&KSharrockM Dravitzki (a2) INVERCARGILL RACE 9 2  4 15101 Coastal Express (12) 57.5 KZimmerman JParkes 5:06 PM 3  5 41644 Dillinger (6) 57.5 J&KParsons H Tinsley OPT 609 $15,000, R85 benchmark, 1600m    1 12125 Belle D’Or (9) 59 VChristophers R Black (a2)   6 5X840 Denlee (3) 57 RBergerson M Sweeney   2 X8700 Petty Lane (10) 58 LVaughan A Frye (a1)   7 50616 Kennys Chance (4) 56.5 TCollis S Doyle 3  3 11582 Split Decision (4) 57.5 N&BBlatchCBarnes(a2)   8 X1035. McDaids (11) 56.5 AMeadows L Whelan (a1)   4 X4027 Chapel Star (3) 57 TKennedy T Russell K Walters   9 68X00. Flemington (13) 56 LTanner 4:56 PM OPT 208

TE RAPA RACE 8 $25,000, R75



h M7 1











AWAPUNI RACE 9 $12,500, R65 benchmark*, 1600m

Barnie O'Marnie


December 15, 2013

  4 876 Big Meadsy (7) 58.5 AFreeman1   5 698X8 Lone Wolf (2) 58.5 TFoley T Moseley   6 90X96 Quite Right (8) 58.5 EWinsloe   7 80543 Nancho Lass (6) 56.5 AFreeman1   8 43035 Tutor (5) 56.5 B&SAnderton1   9 0X8 Vigorous (4) 56.5 B&SAnderton1

  1 3915X Sharp Decision (7) 59 T&MStokes   2 7087X St Bernard (6) 59 SMcGarry1 S Wynne (a3)   3 431X Drumregal (2) 58 TKennedy1 S Muniandy   4 X067X Tug O’ War (1) 58 B&SAnderton1 CRAIGS - CAN DO! MAIDEN 6:28 PM   5 4516X Incontrol (5) 57.5 SLaming $7000, mdn, 1500m   6 X19X5. Keltic Kitty (4) 57 MPitman   7 75720. Shes All Class (3) 54.5 KHampton T Moseley   1 8X393 Ri’Gah Brook (5) 58.5 TKennedy1 CBarnes(a2)   2 Big Fella (13) 58.5 B&SAnderton1 KENNY’S TYRES & PERFORMANCE   3 6X887 Doctor Thunder (6) 58.5 SPrince1 5:56 PM MAIDEN $7000, mdn, 2200m   4 500 Eyeofthestorm (8) 58.5 TCharles   1 80802 Prince Eden (9) 58.5 DFrye   5 7 Peterbilt (11) 58.5 DHutton   2 X5642 Voussoir (3) 58.5 TKennedy1 K Walters   6 566X6 Reachforthestars (10) 58.5 PRudkin   3 47674 Ready To Rule (1) 58.5 N&BBlatch   7 The Shephard (2) 58.5 MHamilton DBothamley




1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12 9-10-11-12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 VET CENTRE WAIMATE/ROYAL TAVERN MBL PACE $7500, 3yo+ c1, 2600m





  9  10

December 15, 2013

75878 Tepirita Jazil nwtd 67678 Major Tom 18.76

3:52 PM


H Mullane H Laagland

FOUNDERS DAY SPRINT $3500, c5, 318m

  1 42X74 Danato nwtd   2 33168 Winsome Buster 18.61   3 47185 Nathan’s Champ 18.60 1  4 61111 Bright Star 18.05 4  5 222X8 Benny Rox nwtd 3  6 34442 Cosmic Pearl 18.25   7 32357 Lord Will 18.41 2  8 13112 D’Or Fille 18.67   9 13858 Predator Drone 18.79 4:13 PM

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

4:29 PM

1  1



D Schofield D Schofield R Udy B Bond D Schofield D Schofield C Hore H Laagland W&T Steele

$20,000 PICK6 SPRINT $2000, c4, 318m

13211 Fly My Pretty 18.71 76844 Feel The Vibe nwtd 64837 Cawbourne Jock 18.43 67765 Pure Theatre 18.79 56716 Wheezy Appeal 18.44 66643 Quick Cat 18.54 63672 Ima Spice 18.51 17434 Thrilling Abra 18.68 13275 Senorita Chang 18.61 15566 Thrilling Issues 18.68

B Craik D Schofield C Hore G Calverley P Green D Schofield R&N O'Regan L Bliek S Clark S Clark


14311 Thrilling Giggle nwtd

Monday at Wingatui

$7000, R65 benchmark*, 1100m PX # REC Horse (Barrier) kg Trainer Jockey

  2 5X787 Reais (14) 58 GVile M Sweeney   3 X7025 Rock Band (5) 58 MBreslin J Riddell 2  4 37X73 The Beaut (15) 58 PMoseley M Dravitzki (a2)   5 955X8. Lieutenant Lincoln (3) 57.5 LLatta D Bradley   6 0X300 Temple View (4) 57.5 SHamill T Russell   7 20701 The Bachelor (13) 57.5 GVileJ Shackleton (a2)   8 20020 Desert Star (8) 57 IGray N Teeluck (a4) 1  9 59412 Dragon Beauty (11) 57 GVile J Parkes  10 X6406 Brave Kat (6) 57 RPatterson R Hannam  11 423X4 Falzano (7) 57 A&KSharrock S Doyle  12 0X049 Palmers Pride (17) 56.5 MBreslin H Tinsley  13 75470 Prepared (19) 56.5 HMathews D Walker  14 0889X Skytower (12) 56.5 D&CBothwell R Myers  15 806X0. Minnaleo (2) 56 MBreslin B Murray (a4) 3 16 X3626 Gemma Lass (1) 54.5 WGreen A Taylor (a2) A 17 X6820 Slippery Mistake (16) 54.5 SBrown B 18 00X29. Flint (9) 56 HRenall C 19 30754 Bellacat (10) 54 RMason K Smith D 20 94X08 Myback (18) 54 MBreslin  21 The Fire Inside SCRATCHED

  High Distinction (9) ALowe A Lowe  9 89808 Barrier   10 00P8X Spin Doctor (21) DO'Connell D O'Connell  11 55213 Sappy’s Brite Star (22) CBuchan C Buchan 3:58 PM 3 12 26046 Pyramid Monarch (23) PWilliamson   1 04460 Maybe Flyin (1) RNeedham L O'Reilly  B Williamson (J)  3  2 998X6 Cabo Wabo (2) RDunn J Dunn  13 96621 Merilane (24) BNegus M Williamson  2  3 185X3 Match Point (3) DTaylor K Cox (J) 2 14 0X291 Mob Star (u1) TMcMillan T McMillan   4 78787 Baileys Desire (4) DTaylor M Jones ALABAR STUD PACE   5 05817 Spirit Of Chronos (5) ELatimerB Williamson (J) 2:44 PM $7500, 3yo+ c1, 2600m   6 82605 Crackapaca (6) MNyhan P Davis   1 00764 Shantahlia Knight (1) GLamb R Holmes 4  7 80386 K C Pedro (7) AHastie M Williamson 4  2 731X4 Sage Creek (2) MJones B Orange   8 X0050 Shantahlia’s Star (8) GLamb R Holmes 1  3 00803 Killawatt (3) TSoal S Ottley (J)   9 35366 Harlow Franco (9) JCurtin J Curtin   Barrier   4 7X576 Midfrew Tarpediem (4) WLake C Markham 3  5 21 Star Of Dionysis (5) JCurtin 1 10 03585 Johnny Eyre (21) MBrown J Curtin  L Lester (J)   6 90758 Greshees Angel (6) GTelfer M Williamson  11 701 Alma Eyre (22) BMills K Cameron   7 57X67 Indian Arrow (7) JPatterson J Patterson  12 803X0 Eyre Hostess (23) BKerr S Ottley (J)   8 85790 Libby Jaccka (8) SBreed G O'Reilly  13 460X8 Sailing On (24) AStuart C D Thornley   9 80006 I’m Bettor (9) RJenkins R Jenkins  14 86790 Majors Blue Jean (25) RJenkins R Jenkins  10 36021 Getinbehind (10) RJenkins A Lethaby LIFETIME GRP LTD WAIMATE CUP PACE $14,000,  11 00580 Jaspers Blue Jean (11) ELatimer P Davis 4:35 PM 4yo+ c4 & faster discrhcp, 2600m  12 78098 Drover’s Eyre (12) MBrown L Lester (J) 1  1 X7341 Classiesistar (1) NMcGrath N McGrath 2 13 69X72 Lilac Desire (13) DTaylor K Cox (J)  R Holmes  14 69X07 Szybka Brat (14) GTelfer G Telfer   2 27178 Live Lea (2) GMcStay   3 00586 Eyre County (3) MBrown L Lester (J) PEG SPUR AT WOODLANDS STUD TROT   4 X8809 Sonnetsson (4) MNyhan P Davis 3:21 PM $8500, 4yo+ c2-c3 spechcp, 2600m   5 80600 Vic N Art (u1) ELatimer M Williamson   1 47409 Amy’s Invasion (1) MHjalmarsson J Dunn 4  6 19635 Safedra (u2) CDalgety J Curtin   2 0957X Miri (2) DO'Connell D O'Connell  2  7 23182 Blazin N Cullen (1) RDunn J Dunn   3 37590 Mrs Twobob (3) JHay J Hay   8 656X5 Motu Cup Day Cullen (2) G&NHope R May   4 48666 Speedy Earl (4) KCameron K Cameron   9 66504 Cam Before The Storm (3) TButt S Ottley (J)  5 Joltin Joe Demagio SCRATCHED  3 10 42124 Comply Or Die (u1) KBarron K Barron   6 206X1 Ngaire Margaret (5) AFaulks A Faulks  11 15360 Motu Speedy Star (1) ELatimer B Williamson (J)   7 91714 Flying Buck (u1) RJenkins R Jenkins ONE OVER LODGE & PGG WRIGHTSON HCP TROT 1  8 957PX Sunoflindenny (u2) MJones M Jones $9000, 4yo+c4&faster discrhcp, 2600m 3  9 67670 Southland Reflector (1) CBuchan C Buchan 5:12 PM 2 10 33451 Moon Countess (2) G&CLee G Lee   1 11053 Another Love (1) CMiddleton C Middleton 4 11 36541 Sundons Comet (3) MCunningham R May   2 77936 Donaldson (1) G&NHope R Close (J)  12 9907X Westmelton Willie (u1) THealy T Healy   3 X0090 Pink Diamond (1) CMiddleton L O'Reilly  13 X4778 Vacanza (u2) BHutton 2  4 17X15 Royal Aspirations (2) FFletcher S Smolenski B Hutton 

Otago Races




 1 0X131 Lady Kipling (2) 57 Baker/Forsman O Bosson 1    2 48228 Postmans Daughter (8) 57 DWalkerD Nolan 4  3 12X44 O’Fille (5) 57 WMarshment N Harris 2  4 45X46 Diademe (7) 57 Baker/Forsman L Innes 3  5 7X970. Zurella (4) 57 SRitchie M Cameron   6 X0065 Miss Pelear (1) 57 K&BHawtinR Hutchings (a)   7 91X84 Pussy O’Reilly (3) 57 K&BKelsoM Du Plessis   8 92290 Smartly (10) 57 WHillis M McNab   9 X5212 Etoile Filante (9) 57 P&DWilliams D Johnson  10 X5131 Costume (6) 57 G&DRogerson M Coleman

Sunday at Manukau Stadium

  4 51872 Calm Nuska 18.80 M Mathews 2:14 PM T Green $1700, c3, 318m   5 46761 Shelby King 18.77 1  6 42113 Heza Carlos 18.66 M J Lozell PX # REC Greyhound Fastest time Trainer  2  7 45441 Miss Paeroa 18.63 R&N O'Regan 1  1 11413 Lochinvar Blaze 18.56 D Schofield  B Bond   2 36634 Utah Bolt 18.73 G Pomeroy   8 24742 Run Mischief Run 18.69 P Lowen   3 82538 Mega Upload 18.91 T Agent   9 23843 Rockin’ Rod 18.87 I George 3  4 33514 Hot Pootie 18.75 Udy&Cottam  10 13454 Breakthru 18.90 4  5 44345 Stat Me Up nwtd B Littlejohn DELI’S SPORTS BAR CLENDON INN SPRINT   6 26253 Charlie’s Funds 18.42 P Green 3:15 PM $1200, c1, 318m 2  7 35421 Crixus 18.62 G Farrell   1 8765F Coleridge Ainsli 18.88 M J Lozell   8 48482 Where’s Carlos 18.64 R&N O'Regan   2 66225 Boss Appeal nwtd M Mann   9 85866 Hot Lass 18.47 A Cleaver  4  3 77583 Cool Time 18.97 A Cleaver  10 84857 Exciting Dream 18.47 R&N O'Regan  3  4 53465 Madam Knocka 19.04 K Herbert   5 65686 High Calibre nwtd I George AGRC.CO.NZ SPRINT 2:38 PM 2  6 45428 Homebush Greta nwtd H Mullane $1100, c0, 318m  1  7 34432 Hell Fire 19.48 Udy&Cottam 2  1 865 Absolute Storm nwtd G&M Hunt  M Black   2 786 Salvia nwtd G Farrell   8 F5556 Lucylicious nwtd H Laagland   3 74 Blu Desire nwtd T Agent   9 67678 Major Tom 18.76 T Green 4  4 76 Ligeiro nwtd G Farrell  10 18868 Hefeweizen 19.61 1  5 42338 Dark Ebony nwtd P Green PLASTER BOARD LTD SPRINT   6 5X Cosmic Pirate nwtd G Pomeroy 3:36 PM $1200, c1, 318m 3  7 Beale Street nwtd R&N O'Regan  3  1 77686 Asia Ostee 18.78 M Mann   8 77 Queen Of Mean nwtd M Mathews  4  2 18676 Phenomenal Lily nwtd I George   9 8 Pinney Blue nwtd G&M Hunt   3 67747 Bon Vogue 18.91 A Cleaver R&N O'Regan SEL’S TAB MANGERE SERIES FINAL   4 27237 Blairly Alive 19.20 2:59 PM M Mathews $1400, c1f, 318m   5 26667 Very Chilly 18.82 M J Lozell 3  1 62523 Miss Jolt nwtd T Agent   6 65576 Knocka Sloy nwtd 1  7 51X36 Crazy A Gogo nwtd 4  2 53615 Sydilicious 18.90 P Green R Udy  2  8 42366 Versatile Richie nwtd   3 XF853 Kitty’s House 19.01 T Agent L Laagland 

5:26 PM

5:56 PM 409


$15,000, R85 benchmark, 1600m

Auckland Greyhounds


g M6


Sunday at Waimate Racecourse

 6 53084 Garibaldi (5) JWederell 3  12:05 PM   7 969X0 Shivarji (6) MHeenan G O'Reilly 2  8 X4452 Destined For Glory (7) G&NHope R May PX # REC Horse (Start pos) Trainer Driver  R Holmes   1 04603 Ottawa (1) CMiddleton C Middleton    9 6000X Shantahlia Hero (8) GLamb  1  2 3 Marseilles (2) PWilliamson B Williamson (J)  10 33000 Barrier Bad Girlsrbest (21) PVermeulen G Smith   3 63537 Valmagne (3) JKennett C Kennett 11 49527 Dana Dynasty (22) THealy P Davis 4  4 00X62 The Wicket Keeper (4) ASutherlandR Close (J)    12 64 Mach Denario (23) RDunn J Dunn   5 Monkey Luck (5) KCameron K Cameron D Johnston 3  6 60X78 Gorilla Playboy (6) CMcKay M Williamson  13 09002 Towney (u1) DJohnston   7 29 Brylins Romance (7) DJohnston D Johnston HODGKINSON FAMILY PACE   8 8X025 Starview Soul (8) NPerkins N Perkins 1:35 PM $7000, 3yo+ c0, 2000m 2  9 45704 Donny Wood (9) RHolmes R Holmes   1 Arizona Eyre (1) MBrown L Lester (J)  10 9X Classy Chassis (u1) JCurtin J Curtin 2 702 Good Deed (2) JHay J Hay  11 95594 Breeny’s Smile (u2) MHeenan M Heenan 2  C 3 27002 Special Delight (3) NWilliamsonN Williamson  12 6PX64 Katies Invasion (u3) DJohnston B Butt B 4 70X80 Freezer Bay (4) NPerkins L O'Reilly  13 96X0X Sunnivue Sadona (u4) SAshton R Todd   5 090X0 Lucy Holmes (5) RBeale J Dunn  14 0X328 Sueno (u5) SRoulston G O'Reilly   6 26550 That’s Hunting Pink (6) DTaylor C DeFilippi A 15 Eddie Boy (u6) NWilliamson S Golding (J) 1  7 3656X Rock Till You Drop (7) MJones B Orange BUSH INN & BISHP TABS AMTR DRS PACE   8 5060X Days Of Passion (8) MWatene G O'Reilly 12:35 PM $5000,4yo+-c2,cond. +claimers,2600m   9 Spunky Monkey (9) GSmith G Smith   1 X0990 Supreme Estella (1) MStratford M Stratford  10 66060 Sounds Like Us (10) MNyhan P Davis   2 69950 Selester (2) GCook S Blake  A 11 70065 Maybe Foxy (11) MHeenan S Ottley (J) 4  3 475X4 Live Life Betta (3) DPaterson D Paterson 3 12 264X7 Scotty’s Image (12) DHari M Williamson 2  4 73559 Alexy (4) BNegus B Negus  4 13 Mossdale Major (13) G&NHope R May   5 36084 Benihana (5) JReardon J Reardon  14 208 Major Donegal (14) BButt D Dunn   6 04880 Bee Tees (6) TO'Sullivan L Donald  15 X8004 Sky Ruler (15) RHolmes R Holmes   7 89609 Supreme Sign (7) JBennett S Murtha  16 0 Maldini (16) PHolmes C D Thornley 3  8 81740 Omar (8) G&NHope J McDermott  17 937X Mymatebruce (17) RWilson B Williamson (J) 1  Here’s Shifty (9) JKennett A White  9 02577 Barrier  MCMILLANS FEEDS AT WAIMATE CRT  10 69806 Cullen’s Finest (21) JKennett P Wallace 2:05 PM MOB TROT $7500, 4yo+ c1, 1700m  11 15397 Royal Courage (22) GCook G Cook   1 4677X Whendaboysliteup (1) EMurphy W Low R Holmes NEVELE R STUD MOBILE PACE   2 58000 Dragon Lady (2) RHolmes 1:05 PM A Faulks $7000, 3yo+ c0, 2600m   3 65179 Lady Hest (3) AFaulks 4  1 00X04 American Chopper (1) DThompson SThompson   4 70850 Sophistication (4) DWilliamson S Ottley (J) 4  5 00X40 Gee Itsa Boy (5) McCormick/Kentish LMcCormick 1  2 P30P Remiss (2) MJones B Orange   3 1  6 0596X Juneamy Castleton (6) MJones M Jones  The Grinder SCRATCHED    4 70065 Maybe Foxy (3) MHeenan A Clark S Ottley (J)   7 08665 Speedy Success (7) AClark   5 25500 Hot Lips Brogden (4) KCameron K Cameron   8 04977 Maldarna (8) KRobertson C DeFilippi


5:36 PM 209


Waimate Harness (Grass)


d M9

Dec 14, 2013

 10 Casino SCRATCHED 1 11 106X4 High Fashion (9) 54.5 KGray K Smith 4 12 X0922 If I Can I Can (2) 54 LLatta R Hannam  13 53617 Princess Lincoln (10) 54 LLatta D Bradley  14 95X60 Poetic Licence (7) 54 RFrost A Taylor (a2)

$2400, c2, 527m

K Walsh

December 16, 2013

  8 743 Amarok (1) 57 PRichards1   9 32554 Katie’s Diamond (7) 56.5 JMcKay J Morris  10 425X6 Ruby’s Rose (4) 56.5 B&SAnderton1  11 32560 Thorn Majic (3) 56.5 VBonham-Hoskin  12 X5030. She’s Payback (9) 56.5 CSpittles  13 07X0 Zac’s Girl (12) 56.5 SAnderton1 T Moseley 6:58 PM


$8000, R75 bmk, 1600m

  1 37X65 Kirkie (7) 60.5 PRichards1   2 55X34 Glaizem (3) 55.5 Patterson/Horrell   3 136X5 Norah (5) 55 B&SAnderton1   4 1759X Mighty Ruler (4) 55 TCharles   5 00004 Prince Ransom (10) 55 MPitman   6 56065 Kerrytown Lady (8) 54 TFoley A Frye (a1)   7 29231 She’s Insatiable (11) 54 TCharles CBarnes(a2)


  2 3  3 4  4   5 2  6   7   8

1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9, 10-11-12 9-10-11-12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 7-12 $20,000

62187 Belrani 31.15 33311 Mrs. Punting 30.48 46557 Zamdato nwtd 65777 Diva Rhode 30.61 17232 Jinja Jam 31.19 58584 On Trey nwtd 82868 Only Kate 31.13

G Farrell W&T Steele R&N O'Regan W&T Steele B Littlejohn D Schofield R&N O'Regan

6:16 PM 210




$30,000, R85 benchmark, 1600m

  1 64X25 Red Dragon (3) 60 PLock R Smyth (a3)   2 12576 Fortune Knight (8) 59 T&MCarterK Leung (a2)   3 17X53 Powerplaya (15) 57.5 K&BKelso M Coleman   4 X5108 Taaxman (9) 57.5 TGillies R Jones   5 1X031. Bronte Lass (2) 57 JBridgman M Cameron 1  6 78X11 Sacred Star (4) 57 Pike/Donoghue L Innes 2  7 X9253 The Menace (13) 57 TCole C Dell (a1)   8 6X629 Carlotta (1) 56.5 SWenn T Wenn (a4) 3  9 6X894 Moneytree (12) 56.5 K&BHawtin D Johnson 4 10 X3354 Vincent Street (10) 56.5 WHillis M McNab  11 12667. Breaking Dawn (16) 55.5 JMason N Harris  12 76406 Kapsboy (11) 55.5 LSomervell J Jago  13 Juliann SCRATCHED  14 114X7 Quest (6) 55 K&BKelso M Du Plessis  15 07X60 Princess Kyoto (14) 54 JMcGiven M Wenn  16 700X0. Anna Maria (7) 54 LLaing R Norvall A 17 31X32 Revelator (17) 55.5 Moroney/Ormsby C Grylls B 18 X2074 Jokraar (5) 54 BRevell Track Information Type: Grass; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 1600m Weather: High cloud

 5 22627 The Fiery Ginga (1) AClark 4  1  6 X3659 King Charlie (2) NMcGrath   7 20803 Clover Don (3) C&JDeFilippi 3  8 51041 Phil’s Gift (u1) G&NHope 5:50 PM

A Clark N McGrath C DeFilippi R May


IRT & BARRA EQUINE PACE $8000, 4yo+ c2-c3 discrhcp, 2600m



  1 77X50 Loose Cannon (1) JPatterson J Patterson   2 59456 Roxy Bromac (2) PYoung J Young (J)   3 7X604 Jerry Garcia (3) LO'Reilly L O'Reilly   4 0X048 Delgado (4) GSmith G Smith 2  5 63X25 Kid Galahad (5) LHanrahan R May   6 61887 Top Brass (6) WStevenson S Ottley (J)   7 735X9 Little Miss Sunshine (7) RHolmes R Holmes   8 324X4 Strata Star (8) RTodd M Jones   9 13352 Jeans Mattjesty (9) G&NHope R Close (J) 3 10 13473 Ideal Arden (10) BHutton J Anderson (J) 4 11 X7271 Robyn’s Raider (11) RDunn J Dunn  12 2X643 Graduate Under Fire (12) RDunnJ Thomas (J)  13 0X960 Hairy Maclary (1) PHolmes C D Thornley 1 14 45522 Maximan (2) JCurtin J Curtin  15 210P5 Alta Tallyho (u1) G&NHope M Williamson 6:25 PM

  1 07037 Streamline Boy (1) RJenkins A Lethaby 4  2 00952 Kynsley Star (2) RDunn J Dunn   3 Vega Sicilia (3) G&NHope R May 3  4 57620 My Entourage (4) AStuart R Holmes 2  5 77041 Lottie Franco (5) MBeckwith   6 0X8X8 Rivoting (6) TO'Sullivan L O'Reilly   7 008X0 Hotmamalinemypockets (7) TWebster

C DeFilippi

  8 073 Highview Aria (8) MGreen M Williamson   Rostriever Victory (9) IMunroB Williamson (J)  9  Barrier  10 0X070 Travelling Man (21) JDalgety D Dunn 1 11 31X Strike On Command (22) MJones B Orange  12 289 TheUltimateStorm(23) DThompson SThompson  13 060X9 Ardwells Key (24) RPaterson G O'Reilly Track Information Weather: Few showers

  6   7 2  8   9

16785 Thrilling Charge 30.38 27FX8 False Impression nwtd F7525 Threat 31.09 17338 Magic Fancy 30.90

5:27 PM


M O'Bryan R&N O'Regan W&T Steele D Schofield

LEGS ELEVEN SPRINT $2400, c5, 318m

 1 56176 Cotswald Prince 18.49 4  L Laagland 3  2 33168 Snuffalopogas nwtd B Littlejohn 2  3 73531 Proven Shelly 18.44 P Henley   4 64436 Lafayette 18.67 B Craik DECEMBER MAIDEN SERIES FINAL   5 14386 Explosive Osti 18.40 C Hore 4:50 PM $1200, c0f, 318m   6 43358 Life’s A Dream 18.29 C Hore   1 76273 Our Jack Attack nwtd M J Lozell   7 23348 We’re So Lucky 18.40 B Craik   2 864 About Me nwtd G Farrell 1  8 41376 Sectioned 18.85 Udy&Cottam   3 552 Odditties nwtd G Farrell   9 13858 Predator Drone 18.79 W&T Steele 2  4 45541 Jelly Gem 19.02 Udy&Cottam  10 42568 Spitfire Osti 18.75 C Hore 1  5 54822 Obi Wan Kenobi nwtd K Sutch-Jones   6 75663 Worth A Crack nwtd M J Lozell JACK’S WHOLESALE MEATS SPRINT 3  7 36331 Tennesse Ave 19.09 B Craik 5:57 PM $1200, c1, 318m 4  8 78544 Prancing Bee nwtd R&N O'Regan  3  1 84657 Opawa Crusher nwtd M Mann   9 865 Absolute Storm nwtd G&M Hunt  4  2 25368 Go Dolphin Power nwtd T Agent  10 625 Miss Razz nwtd I George   3 53335 Lucky Lucky Luck nwtd B Craik 1  4 26425 Hat Trick Chaos nwtd R&N O'Regan FOUNDERS DAY STAKES  5:06 PM 2  5 35256 Mr. Reece 18.77 R Udy $3200, c3/4, 527m  1  1 26116 Hands Off nwtd D Schofield   6 88777 Judge To Excel 18.48 I George 3  2 46214 Monty Dosh nwtd B Littlejohn   7 85885 Chance On Me 18.92 P Green 4  3 47316 Tayla Rose 30.93 B Craik   8 85464 Bit Roso 18.95 H Mullane   4 37172 Charley Farley 31.03 K Sutch-Jones   9 18868 Hefeweizen 19.61 T Green   5 21655 Jetsun Blaze 30.62 G Wilson  10 75878 Tepirita Jazil nwtd H Mullane





1-2, 3-4, 5-6 1-2-3, 4-5-6 3-4-5-6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

  8 41X50 Fiatt (1) 54 Patterson/Horrell   9 0X886 High Rise (9) 54 GGibson  10 9X804 Red Bull (2) 54 SPrince1  11 02780. Nolawood (6) 54 PRudkin 7:28 PM



  1 24044 Leeboy (3) 58.5 GMee1   2 7396X Hennessy Black (2) 58.5 T&LPrendergast   3 39X90 Scottey (1) 58.5 KTyler   4 56 Red Dagger (4) 58.5 B&SAnderton1   5 Jazzman (7) 58.5 MPitman   6 X243X Writteninthestars (9) 56.5 MPMSinclair   7 056X0 Miss Meerkat (10) 56.5 GMee1   8 0X So Wise (5) 56.5 MHamilton R Doherty (a1)

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Track Information Type: Grass; Expected: Good; Direction: Left-handed; Length: 2000m; Straight: 350m; Rail: True; Weather: Showers

  9  10

26X Dalwhinnie (6) 55 TKennedy1C Barnes (a2) 8 Eleven Black (8) 55 SPrince1

7:58 PM



$7000, R65 benchmark*, 1400m

  1 73057. Flying Storm (9) 59 MHamiltonH Y Cheng (a4)   2 075X3 Hit The Bit (4) 58.5 TCharles   3 X10X0. Ivenoida (5) 58.5 PRudkin   4 0X095. Life’s In A Spin (2) 58 KTyler   5 06062 Gervasio (3) 57.5 MPitman   6 295X0 Stradbroke City (6) 57.5 DFrye   7 44639. Pretty To Watch (8) 57 T&MStokes   8 3525P Yazoom (7) 57 GAnderson1 S Muniandy   9 05X00 Sophronia (1) 54.5 GGibson Compiled by


Friday, December 13, 2013

Ashburton Guardian 19

In brief


Johnson ‘will be scary’ Steve Smith says he’s quite happy to watch Mitchell Johnson’s bowling from slips in today’s third Ashes Test rather than facing up with bat in hand. Smith had to do that at training yesterday for seven minutes. That was enough against a left-armer who’s already reached speeds over 150km/h in the series and is expected to get even faster on the bouncy WACA pitch. “He’s pretty scary on most wickets,” Smith says. “The Perth nets are quite bouncy and fast as well, like the middle, so I’m not really looking forward to that, to be honest. I’ve seen from behind the wicket how fast Mitch is actually bowling. It’s definitely going to be scary facing that kind of pace.” - AAP

Special test for Cook

Steve Williams in his saloon car will make his debut at the Ashburton Speedway tomorrow for the final of the DHL Speedweek. Photo SuPPlied

High calibre field for twilight meeting By Jonathan Leask

What has already been a big week of speedway action is shaping up for a big finish at the Ashburton Speedway tomorrow, with the final round of the DHL Speedweek. The South Island saloon car series, founded and funded by golf caddy and driver Steve Williams, brings a high calibre field of drivers to a rare twilight meeting at the Ashburton track. The series started in Blenheim last Friday with the second leg at Woodford Glen on Satur-

day. Round three was rained out in Greymouth on Sunday before the fourth round in Invercargill on Wednesday. They raced in Dunedin yesterday, Cromwell tonight and conclude the series in Ashburton tomorrow, with Williams hoping to improve his performances. “I’m running 10th and doing alright. “Not as good as I would expect and not as good as I would hope but I hadn’t raced prior to coming down here,” Williams said. “Usually I would have had at

least several meetings and we have made several changes to the car, so we are actually experimenting as well as trying to race.” The lack of race preparation was due to work commitments. William carries the bag for world golf ’s number two, Australian Adam Scott, and had a busier than usual end of the season. “I usually get a bit of time in New Zealand in October-November but this year we had the Presidents Cup, Adam qualified for the Grand Slam in Bermuda so had a couple of extra trips

we wouldn’t normally make, and then we had four weeks instead of the usual two in Australia.” Scott, the reigning US Masters champion, had a rare triple crown elude him as Rory McIlroy added a highlight to a forgettable 2013 chasing Scott down for the Australian Open victory. Williams will be looking to produce his own comeback, hoping to make a run at the series title over the remaining rounds to be crowned champion in Ashburton tomorrow night.

Black Caps ‘solid’ after day two Two wickets and a key catch to all-rounder Corey Anderson has put New Zealand in a solid position after day two of the second cricket test against the West Indies in Wellington. Anderson’s seamers dislodged opener Kirk Edwards for 55 and No 3 Darren Bravo for only four during the final session of a rain-interrupted day at the Basin Reserve, as the West Indies closed day two on 158-4; 283 runs behind New Zealand’s first innings total of 441.

Bravo’s wicket was particularly crucial given the 24-yearold made 218 in the drawn first test in Dunedin last week and boasts an imposing test record with an average in the mid-40s. A spell of rain after lunch delayed the start of the West Indies’ first innings and basically one session was lost yesterday due to inclement weather in the capital. When play finished for the day Marlon Samuels was at the crease on 50 with Narsingh Deonarine in support on 11. The visitors lost veteran

Aorangi still winless There was no turn in fortunes for Aorangi at the National women interprovincials at the Murawai Golf Club yesterday. Aorangi were no match for Northland beaten 0-5 and then lost to Southland 4-1. Aorangi, featuring Ashburton’s Nicole Nathan, Sharon Bradford and Pauline Bell, are without a win after three days following earlier losses to North Harbour, Auckland, Waikato and Canterbury. Former Aorangi rep Catherine Bell continued her good run with Canterbury recording a 4/3 win in Canterbury’s 4-1 win over Waikato, before losing her match to Auckland’s Wenyung Keh.

Pledger on comeback


By DanieL RichaRDson

England captain Alastair Cook says his 100th Test will be a special occasion, but he wants to make it even more memorable by coming away with a win against Australia in Perth. England are on the verge of surrendering the Ashes after heavy losses in Brisbane and Adelaide. Cook and the rest of his top order have been in poor form during the series, but the 28-year-old opener said the squad remained as hungry as ever to perform. “Our confidence has obviously had a hit from the first two Test matches,” Cook said. “But as a squad we’ve made a conscious effort to look forward. It’s a huge honour for me to be joining the 100 club. It is a special day. And it will make it a special week if we can produce a performance we know we’re capable of.” - AAP

Shivnarine Chanderpaul late in proceedings when Trent Boult nabbed the 39-year-old for only six as Anderson pocketed the catch at cover-point in a vital dismissal for New Zealand. The West Indies will begin day three at the earlier time of 10am today needing to spend a vast amount of overs at the crease as they look to turn the tide against the home side. Earlier, New Zealand’s tail wagged as they kicked on from their overnight total of 3076 following a lengthy ground delay. Morning drizzle pushed

the start of play back until 11.45am and with more than an hour lost, BJ Watling and Tim Southee took advantage of some loose bowling on offer from the visitors. Watling was the last man out for a well-compiled 65 when he had his stumps rearranged by Shannon Gabriel, who finished with figures of 2-86. Boult was not out on 38 from only 27 balls and showed plenty of spark with the bat, including an aggressive spurt of boundaries from the spin bowling of Shane Shillingford. - APNZ

While his team-mates attempt to breathe new life into their season tonight, Alex Pledger would be content to merely breathe without discomfort during the showdown against Perth. The Breakers big man has suffered respiratory problems for the past few weeks, a residual effect of the fall he took late in the last-second loss against Adelaide in November. But, after regular treatment, Pledger has been on the improve and thinks he’s close to resembling his old self, a prospect which cannot come soon enough for the stuttering champs. “I’ve had a bit of a rough time since that fall,” the centre said. “But it’s loosening up pretty well and I’ve felt a lot better in practice this week so hopefully that’s a good sign for tomorrow night.” The Breakers will certainly hope so, needing all the help they can get against a side almost out of sight on the Australian NBL ladder. - APNZ

Classifieds 20 Ashburton Guardian

Friday, December 13 , 2013




GARAGE Sale: 8am to 10am, 12 Mason Place. Household goods including sporting goods, stainless BBQ, fridge, etc. GARAGE Sale: furniture and other household items . . . all sorts of bits and pieces. Saturday, 9am, Wakanui Road. Sign at gate.





EXCELLENT fundraising opportunity - free to hire. Community fundraising BBQ situated at Mitre 10 Mega. Visit our customer service counter today to book and for details. – Phone 308-5119.

GARAGE Sale: 151 Hinds Highway (1km south of Tinwald). Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am. Garden ornaments, hanging baskets, flower pots and household goods.


ACCOUNTS and office admin work wanted, part time. Experienced and efficient. Phone Karen 027 443 5722 or 307 7125.

4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, privacy and safety films for glass. FREE quotes - 20 years local service. Bill Breukelaar - phone 0800 368 468.

GARAGE Sale: House lot, bedroom lounge and dining furniture and whiteware. Other electrical goods and all household items. Saturday 8am - 10am. 27 Grey Street.

SECURITY DOORS & FLYSCREENS. Call us today for a free measure and quote! HomePlus Ashburton 03 308 2966. SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. Professional window tinting of cars, homes & offices. Quality films for privacy, UV (fading), heat, safety 2 A 1 & F 2 security. I Ashburton 21 King Street Phone Craig Rogers your ONLY local applicator 307 Appealing Home - Secure Section - Close to School 6347 or 0800TINTER. This three bedroom home has an open plan kitchen/living area with Member of Master Tinters french doors out to a sunny terrace. NZ.


rice On Application ppointment


ffice 03 307 8317 ury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008)

For Sale $283,500 View by appointment

Ashburton 43 Glassworks Road

Ashburton Office 03 307 8317

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed REAA (2008)


AUTOMOTIVE & MARINE 153 Moore St Woodham Drive 03 3077620/ LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Guardian Classifieds 307 7900



View Sat 14 Dec 12:00 - 12:30pm

Potential for investment or build your own new home. 1872m2 PLANTS, PRODUCE PLANTS, PRODUCE (more or less freehold land. Application to District Council for 4 For all subscriber potatoes allotment subdivision, subject to resource consent. Anchor. New NEW states POTATOES, digging MARIS Osprey Purple Passion at Owner "he will consider all offers" enquiries, missed Farmers Market Saturday daily. $2 kg. Christmas orders potatoes. Dug daily. $3 per taken. SaleBennett, 22 Melrose kg. 146 Bremners Road, $110,000 morning. Come and see For new Ashburton. Phone 308 9059 View bydelivery, appointment, 48a Cambridge Street View appointment, 71 Cambridge Street / Road,byphone 308 4015. Farmer Brown. /AHB20138 AHB20076 or 027 6300 700. subscriptions, Guardian NEW POTATOES, digging temporary stops, Southberry daily. $2 kg. Christmas orders Job Vacancies taken. Bennett, 22 Melrose Open 7 days call our subscriber Road, phone 308 4015. 9am - 6pm Call the Guardian hotline Freshly picked LIVESTOCK, PETS LICENSED (REAA 2008)

0800 274 287 0800 ASHBURTON

Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon


Raspberries and P.Y.O. No Eftpos. 56 Tinwald/ Westerfield/ Mayfield Road. Phone 03 308 1338.


BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 322 7626.

9.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am - 11.30pm ST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH.


LICENSED (REAA 2008) hall, cnr Thomson and Jane Street Tinwald.

9.30am LADIES VETS GOLF. A.G.M and 18 and 9 hole golf. Tinwald Golf Course, Frasers Road.

welcome. Methodist Church hall, Baring Square East.



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Kaitlyn Anderson Happy 10th birthday. Lots of love from Mum.

Kaitlyn Anderson Happy 10th birthday. Lots of love from Nana, Grandad, Aunty Laurene, Phil, Ella, Liam. Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

EXTRA CHRISTMAS SHOPPING hours for you at The China Shop. Tuesday 17 & Thursday 19 9am-8pm Saturday 14 10am-4pm Saturday 21 10am-4.30pm Sunday 22 10am-3pm. You will find us in the Arcade on Burnett Street.

Disco Dust

Edible food glitter

$13 per pottle

Adding extra sparkle to Christmas & birthdays

The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287

11.00am - 3.00pm TE HUB. Seeds, seedlings, workshops, enviro centre.




Birthday Greetings

Selling stars - $2 each. Proceeds will go to Palliative Care. Ashburton Arcade, Burnett Street through to Tancred Street.

9.00am - 12.00noon 10.00am ASHBURTON DISTRICT FARMERS Ashburton 12.50pm METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. MARKET. 22 unique peninsula lots provides all The new release of five 3Ha and 4Ha properties marks Stage 7a of WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Weekly farm fresh produce, coffee, s landmark community. thisplants, landmark development. Each of the lifestyle blocks, ranging in Association croquet singles. The domain, Encounter, interactive fun for all o 1606m2 you food can create the size from 3.22 to 4.17 hectares, offer stunning panoramic views and more. North end of the West ly has dreamed of, for far less than and a unique connection to the Lake Hood lifestyle resort. Discover Philip Street. ages. Exhibition by local artists Judith Street car park. the best of both worlds. your plans now for a spring build! Sommerville and Rebecca Hawkes. MainFormulate $155,00010.00am - 4pm 1.00pm - 7.00pm 9.30am - 12.30pm View by appointment, 27 Ludlow Drive / Street, Methven. TINWALD SWIMMING POOL . ALTRUSA CHRISTMAS TREE OF /AHB20040 Stage 7a - Lake Hood /AHB20055 AHB20035 ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. LICENSED (REAA 2008) LICENSED (REAA 2008) LICENSED (REAA 2008) Outdoor swimming pool open. Tinwald REMEMBRANCE. Open today. New members always


(no roadside sales)

PHEBE. Slim, busty! Back for CALL Zoe. Available one day only. Saturday am till everyday. No texting. late. Don’t miss out. Private Discretion assured. Ph 021 house. Ph 021 175 2760. 0233 9259.

35 Dobson Street West, Biograins building. METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. LICENSED (REAA 2008) 1.00pm - 3.00pm New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Classic aircraft on display. Ashburton Street, Methven. Airport, Seafield Road.

10.00am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON CRAFT MARKET. Saturday’s in the West Street Car park. Ashburton 10.00am - 3.00pm 1129m2 section on favoured Ludlow Drive. ASHBURTON AVIATON MUSEUM. Access to water (although this section is not water’s edge), Classic aircraft onand display including DC3. boating, swimming, paintball fine dining. It’s all here! Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

Plains Museum, Maronan Road.

ANGEL - Tall busty, attractive lady for pleasure or fantasy NEW Asian, attractive, in/out calls, private premises. friendly, hot, sexy, big busty, Phone: 021 0299 7405. very good massage, 021 022 36543, Gibza.

Tranquil living at Carters Estate has many added benefits. 2000m2 Lower priced sites are few and far between. sections with post/rail fences,key pad access to your property. Flat building platform. Tennis court and pavilion, two hole chip and putt, manicured Rear site provides good privacy. grounds. Plenty of space and privacy. Close to Shopping centre, Medical centre, Primary school, and stroll to College. Owners invite offers! $450,000 $95,000 View by appointment, 28a Carters Road / View by appointment, 39 Clark Street / Drop in centre, St Andrews Anglican Church 10.00am AHB20185 AHB20039


Digging Saturday


DEADLINES - Ashburton Guardian Classifieds close at 5.00pm every week day, the day prior to insertion. Phone 03 307 7965. DELICIOUS handcrafted chocolates. Kitchen Kapers in The Arcade have Bennetts handcrafted chocolates from Mangawhai Village, New Zealand. They come in beautiful packaged boxes and make a nice wee gift for someone special.

New Potatoes Nadine 5kg $10.00

TWO bedroom house to rent. Warm, with logburner, garage, and roomy fenced section. Pets okay. Allenton area. $250pw. Phone/text 021 230 3274.


COOKIE and fondant cutters. Lots of Christmas shaped cookie cutters available at Kitchen Kapers in The Arcade. Get into the festive spirit with cakes decorated with or cookies shaped as Christmas trees, bells, angels, holly and more!


Daily Events

,000 Bridge Street /




on such a great site. Located amongst vate lane and so handy to local townhouses (Subject to local planning


793 metre square (more or less) Rectangular section next to the park on Cambridge street. FOR SALE - New CV $101,000

for all your classified requirements. 307 7900

• Bark • Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available

CONTAINERS for sale or hire, ex shipping: general and insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone 308-7772.

Garden Lovers’ Paradise Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008) 3 Bedrooms, 2 Lounges, 2 Bathrooms, 3 WC. Mostly double glazed, log fire on wet back,well positioned for sun. Beautiful gardens with well, irrigation, gazebo and pond. Large shed incorporating workshop and shearing stand. Space for pony, sheep, go-karting or just your For Sale: $725,000 quiet Country Retreat.




Double garage plus large storage area on a well fenced section must add appeal for buyers.

T 03 307 8317 E 96 Tancred Street, Ashburton 7700

llenton area. icle access at gate. on three sides. chools and only a wander to college.


TREVORS Road (Albert Street end). Saturday, 8.00am - 11.00am. Retro Formica table and four chairs, round wooden table, radiogram, oak cabinet, duchess, wardrobe, washing machine, motor mower, stereo, outdoor furniture, queen size mattress and base, gardening tools, wheelbarrow, records, small fridge, new mens clothing, floor rug, tools, many more items.


1.30pm R.S.A. Euchre, R.S.A. Cox Street, Ashburton. 3.30pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open. Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road.

Domain, Maronan Road. 1.30pm MID CANTERBURY SOCIAL WHEELERS. 14km road race. Register from 1pm. Fords Road, near the sale yards. 1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf croquet doubles, change partners. The domain, Philip Street.

Puzzles Friday, December 13, 2013 CRYPTIC


ACROSS 1. It will gently flow after barman’s first drink (5) 4. Instead, after a loss, reprobate will look like a tiger (7) 8. What does gofer do? Act under another’s orders! (5,3,5) 10. Shops under one management have their links (5) 11. Or, leaves teachers if one sounds so impatient (4) 12. Bearing one found among soldiers (4) 16. Selected a number of socks and stockings (5) 17. Bury grand race between countries (13) 19. Indeed, fish was turned into plain language (7) 20. Gets into gown of sober aspect (5) DOWN 1. Running when at sea, prior to indigestion? (6,3,4) 2. No longer accepted as being upper-class in Bible part (3) 3. This half-echo is compounding moral issue (6) 4. It’s the Sabbath, and you initially get us to turn out (6) 5. Quickly going to telephone about the bill (6) 6. A barrier to trap one, not one to be arranged? (9) 7. Without drinking, what do not a prison make without mortar? (3-5,5)








CRYPTIC Across 1. Rivet 4. Sets off 8. Fantastic 9. Tar 10. Intrude 12. Inch 14. Perfect 17. Ante 18. Nurture 20. Ice 21. Platitude 23. Numbers 24. Great Down 1. Refrigeration 2. Vanity 3. Traduces 4. Sit 5. Tack 6. Opting 7. For the present 11. Elfin 13. Scarring 15. Stream 16. Future 19. Apse 22. Ass





14 15






QUICK Across 1. Dealings 7. Petty 8. Genealogy 9. Koi 10. Toys 11. Beware 13. Indeterminate 15. Crypts 16. Stem 18. Ray 20. Nuisances 21. Icing 22. Agonised Down 1. Digit 2. Annoyed 3. Imam 4. Globe-trotting 5. Stake 6. Hygiene 7. Pyramid 12. Staying 13. Inertia 14. Attacks 15. Cynic 17. Mused 19. Vain




9. One may get fired, it being done without thinking (9) 13. Press finally minded being over-apprehensive (6) 14. One yellow playwright and songwriter (6) 15. One more advanced is one confused as to the right (6) 18. Arrest effected by overthrow of prohibition (3)


QUICK ACROSS 7. Respected (4,7,2) 8. Slanting (8) 9. Identify (4) 10. Skin marking (6) 12. Mistakes (6) 14. Howl (3) 15. Confounds (6) 17. Personify (6) 19. Fades away (4) 21. Cruel dictator (8) 23. Disenchanted (13)

DOWN 1. Indecisive (8) 2. Insult (6) 3. Leg bone (4) 4. Dead centre (8) 5. Black eye (colloq) (6) 6. Period of prosperity (4) 11. Barrier (8) 13. Gave off (8) 16. Nonconformist (6) 18. Gesture (6) 20. Lure (4) 22. Horn (4)



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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) Today brings a sense of confidence in your ability to indentify what’s possible and carry it through, but avoid taking a bullish approach or failing to prepare. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) You’ve reached a point when any tensions are going to escalate and life is only going to get busier, with having the communication lines open essential. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Know that the road to professional and income success will remain under construction and a work in progress for some time. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) Life presents us with moments where we can either seize an opportunity to take our power back or put it in the ‘too hard’ basket. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) While you can’t change the past you can rewrite the way you label it and you have a chance now to do that in an empowering way. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) You have reached an important day for both personal and professional networking, especially where communication, talks or discussions are involved. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) There is either a reminder or evidence that things really can work out despite all the odds, with options being revealed where there previously were none. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Where too many demands on your plate have been evoking some emotional responses over the last few days, the stars bring the perfect tonic today. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Jupiter and Saturn are working together today to give you the confidence to move into your new solar year armed with a new sense of determination. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) There is a need today to either appreciate what you’ve already had or the importance of the hard work already invested. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) An alliance of work and career forces come together today, making this the perfect time to give your professional year one last push. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Fun and adventurous forces come into play today, reminding you that it’s about the journey, but you need to enjoy what you’re doing.

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Television Friday, December 13, 2013 TV ONE

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6am Breakfast 9am F Good Morning 10am Ellen 11am Coach Trip PGR Fourteen tourists are brought together for an epic coach trip across the continent. 0 Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Debbie turns on everyone; Val’s over the moon; Alicia visits Dom. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me 3 2pm F May The Best House Win 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Tom Hanks. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Coronation Street PGR Brian is surprised; Eileen comes to a realisation; Tyrone is upset. 0 8:30 Restoration Man PGR 3 0 9:30 Location, Location, Location 0 10:35 One News Tonight 0

11:05 Life’s Too Short AO Warwick visits Brian, his spiritual counsellor and life coach, and Brian pretends to speak to the dead. 11:40 Enlightened AO 3 12:15 F Harry’s Law PGR 3 0 1:15 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:40 Infomercials

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Cheese Slices 7am Home By Novogratz 7:30 Tales From River Cottage 8am My Kitchen Christmas Special 8:30 James And Thom’s Pizza Pilgrimage 9am Turkish Delights With Allegra McEvedy. 9:30 Yard Crashers 10am Carter Can 11am Pawnbrokers 11:30 Tales From River Cottage Noon Cheese Slices 12:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:20 Maggie Beer’s Christmas 3pm Rachel Allen Christmas Special 3:30 Home By Novogratz 4pm From Birmingham To Bombay 4:30 Simply Italian 5pm Fantasy Homes By The Sea With Jenni Falconer. 6pm Bondi Vet 6:30 House Crashers 7pm American Restoration 7:30 Kirstie Allsopp’s Home Style 8:30 Better Homes And Gardens 10pm The Edible Garden 10:45 Home By Novogratz 11pm American Restoration 11:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Storage Hoarders 2am Kirstie Allsopp’s Home Style 3am Fantasy Homes By The Sea 4am Bondi Vet 4:30 House Crashers 5am Dream Jobs PGR 5:30 From Birmingham To Bombay


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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 3 0 6:55 The Amazing World Of Gumball 0 7:20 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Omniverse 0 8:15 F Franklin 3 0 8:40 F Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 F Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 11am F Neighbours 3 0 11:30 F Ellen Noon Mike And Molly PGR 3 0 12:30 The Celebrity Apprentice PGR 3 2:30 Bethenny 3:30 F Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 The Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 4:05 Life With Boys 3 0 4:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Friends 3 0 6:30 F Neighbours 0 7pm M The Polar Express 2004 Family. A doubting boy is transported to the North Pole and Santa’s workshop in a magical steam train. Voice of Tom Hanks. 0 8:55 M Poseidon AO 2006 Drama. Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss. 0 10:55 Hell’s Kitchen AO 3 0 12:45 Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0 1:15 Infomercials 2:20 Fringe PGR 3 0 3:50 Nikita AO 3 0 4:50 Zeke And Luther 3 0 5:10 Jonas (LA) 3 0 5:35 Sonny With A Chance 3 0



6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Tricky Business PGR 3 0 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR 3 2:30 Rachael Ray 3 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show Interview with Cloris Leachman; a cooking segment; Queen Latifah performs; holiday travel tips; advice from an eight-year-old antiques expert. 4:30 Big Brother Australia The housemates compete to win the nomination superpower and get a chance to shuffle the house. 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 The X Factor USA PGR Following the live performances, the elimination will leave six acts remaining. 8:30 The Graham Norton Show AO 9:30 7 Days AO 10pm Jono and Ben at Ten AO 10:35 Nightline

11:15 The Big Game PGR Professional poker. 12:15 CSI – Miami AO 3 1:15 Chaos PGR The agents travel to Germany to capture a rogue spy, but learn he is loyal, and needs their help to capture a drug ring. 2:10 Infomercials


6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 7am Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 7:30 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 7:55 Planet Sheen 3 8:20 Chuggington 3 8:30 Care Bears 3 8:55 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 9:05 Bob The Builder 3 9:15 Thomas And Friends 3 9:25 Peppa Pig 3 9:35 Wonder Pets 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Pingu 3 3:05 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 3:15 Lalaloopsy 3:35 Max Steel 4:05 Oh No! It’s An Alien Invasion 3 4:30 Four Live 6pm Sabrina The Teenage Witch 3 0 6:30 Everybody Hates Chris 3 7pm Just Shoot Me! PGR Finch is threatened by Jack’s new assistant. 0 7:30 American Ninja Warrior 3 8:30 M Underworld AO 2003 Action Thriller. A centuries-old war between vampires and werewolves comes to a head when a vampire warrior falls for the one werewolf who can end the fighting. Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman. 0 11:10 Rove LA AO 3 Rove’s guests are Dont Trust The B**** In Apartment 23 star James Van Der Beek, Survivor host Jeff Probst, and musician Ben Folds. 12:15 Entertainment Tonight 12:40 Infomercials


6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 1:55 Japan Tsunami – How It Happened PGR 3 2:55 Junior Bakeoff Britain’s youngest bakers must impress Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood by showing their bread and pastry making skills in the semifinal. 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 The Kiwi Dream PGR 8:30 Undercover Boss UK PGR Responsible for over 8,000 employees and a company providing 15% of the UK’s power, with a bad public image, can Kevin's time undercover help turn business around? 9:35 Elementary AO 3 10:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day Three. 11pm The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. Midnight Home Shopping 1:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2am Home Shopping

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

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


12:30 The Pretender PG 1:20 CSI – Miami MV 2:10 Law And Order MV 3:05 SVU MV 3:55 SVU MV 4:45 The Pretender PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

6am Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) Round Four. 7am Inside Cricket 8am Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day Two. 10am L Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day Three. Coverage of the morning session from the Basin Reserve in Wellington. 12:35 The Crowd Goes Wild 1:05 L Cricket – International New Zealand v West Indies – Second Test, Day Three. Coverage of the afternoon session from the Basin Reserve in Wellington. 6pm Motorsport – V8 Supercars Championship (Highlights) Sydney Telstra 500 – Race 35. 6:30 Motorsport – V8 Supercars Championship (Highlights) Sydney Telstra 500 – Race 36. 7pm Arena Access 7:30 L Basketball – NBL New Zealand Breakers v Perth Wildcats. From Vector Arena in Auckland. 10pm Red Bull Chronicles 10:30 L Basketball – NBL Cairns Taipans v Townsville Crocodiles. From Cairns Convention Centre. 12:30 Basketball – NBL (Replay) 2:30 British Triathlon 3:30 Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon 4am Cricket – International (Highlights) 4:50 L Cricket – International Pakistan v Sri Lanka – Second Twenty20. From Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Tribe PGR A music video series with clips from Aotearoa and around the world. 8pm Whanau Factor Hikitia Te Aho and Wiki Papa v Waiora and Tania Rawiri. 8:30 My Country Song 3 9:30 F Survive Aotearoa PGR 3 10:30 Project Matauranga 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown



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12:30 Auction Kings PG 1am Auction Hunters PG 1:30 Dirty Jobs PG 2:30 Dirty Jobs PG 3:30 Dirty Jobs PG 4:30 Dirty Jobs PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG


7:30 Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter 16V 2012 Action. Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper. 9:15 The Devil Inside 16VL 2012 Horror. Fernanda Andrade. 10:40 Contraband 16VL 2012 Action. Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi. 12:30 Argo MVL 2012 Drama. Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston. 2:30 Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter 16V 2012 Action. Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper. 4:15 Biography – Jim Carrey PG Documentary. 5:05 Tell Tale 16VLS 2011 Thriller. Josh Lucas, Lena Headey. 6:40 The Sweeney 16VLS 2012 Action. Ray Winstone, Ben Drew. 8:30 Killer Joe 18VLS 2011 Crime. Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch. 10:15 Wanderlust 16LS 2012 Comedy. Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston. 11:50 Seconds Apart 18V 2011 Horror.

7:40 The Yards M 2000 Crime. Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Ellen Burstyn. 9:40 The Making Of It’s Complicated M 9:55 The Lord Of The Rings – The Fellowship Of The Ring PGV 2001 Fantasy. Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom. 12:50 The Fugitive MV 1993 Action. Tommy Lee Jones, Harrison Ford. 3pm The Yards M 2000 Crime. Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Ellen Burstyn. 5pm Patriot Games PGV 1992 Action Thriller. Harrison Ford, Anne Archer. 7pm Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle 16LS 2004 Comedy. John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris. 8:30 The Chronicles Of Riddick MV 2004 Action. Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Judi Dench. 10:30 The Departed 16VL 2006 Crime.

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Steve Williams will be racing at the Ashburton Speedway tomorrow. Inset: Scott and Williams celebrating their US Open win earlier this year. PHOTO ODT

Big name on Ashburton’s track BY JONATHAN LEASK


Kiwi golf caddy Steve Williams headlines the field for the final of the DHL Speedweek at the Ashburton Speedway tomorrow. It is rare for the Ashburton Speedway to hold a Saturday

race meet, and even rarer to have a twilight timeslot, but the big race series final will also be a first for the saloon speedsters. And that field includes Williams, the former bag-man for Tiger Woods who now carries

the clubs for world number two, Australian Adam Scott. “There will be 21 cars at Ashburton and not one has raced at Ashburton,” Williams said. “Whenever you get the opportunity to race on a new track there is always a lot of excite-

ment, so there are 21 drivers excited about it and it will be an important round being the last round of the series. “The points are quite tight and when you are all on neutral ground you have to learn the track quick, so it’s going to be a

great round.” More inside Page 19

Fact Box: Ashburton Speedway DHL Speedweek final and other grades racing from 3pm tomorrow.

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