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HONEYWELL – Matt and Amy are delighted to announce the arrival of Sam William Honeywell on April 2, 2013, weighing 7lb 4oz. Lucy, Lachie and Charlie are loving the new addition to our family. Thank you so much, once again, to the amazing Liz MacLeod.



MUNRO, Geoffrey David – Passed away peacefully after a long illness on 11 April 2013 at Kapunda, South Australia. Aged 72 years. Loved husband of Margaret, father of Amanda and David and grandfather of all his grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Jennifer and Jim Norris and Barbara and Graeme Hanrahan and uncle of their families. Messages to 50A Alford Forest Road, Ashburton, 7700. Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

to ensure publication. MOWATT – Very proud parents Ian and During office hours notices Jackie, welcomed their may also be sent to precious wee man, Ryan Stewart into the world on Any queries please contact April 8, 2013. A special 0800 ASHBURTON thank you to the team at FA (0800-274-287) Christchurch, Dr Richard Dover and Biddy.


CAMPBELL – Craig and Anna (nee Talbot) along with big sisters Marlee and Tilly, are proud to announce the arrival of Ryder James (9lb,12oz), on 5 April 2013 at home. A very special thank you to Biddy, Hannah and Jen.

COPLAND, Derek Rankin Gardner – Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Rosebank, Ashburton, on April 11, 2013, aged 80 years. Dearly loved husband of Audrey, much loved father and father in law of Mark and Robyn, Angela and Stuart Wright (Sheffield), Paul and Vicki, and Diane and Guy Norris (Christchurch). Beloved grandfather of all his grandchildren and great grandchild. Special thanks to Ross Warring, Karen Hall, and the wonderful staff at Rosebank. Messages to the Copland Family c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton. The service to celebrate Derek’s life will be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Havelock Street, Ashburton on MONDAY 15, April commencing at 11.00am. Followed by private interment. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

COPLAND, Derek Ranking Gardner – Died peacefully in Ashburton on April 11, 2013. Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of the late Judith and John Milner. Loved uncle of the late Derelie Boyd, Jan and Bruce McClelland and Garry and Barbara Milner. Respected great uncle of Anna and Sarah, Kate, James and Lucy, Craig and Hayley.

JAINE, Charles Russell – On April 12, 2013 at Tuarangi Home, Ashburton. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Alex. Loving father and father in law of Charles and Elspeth, Michael and Sue, Peter, and Susie and Stephen. Adored grandfather of Anna, Ailie, Nina, and Robbie; Lucy; Francesca, Joseph, and Eddie. With heartfelt thanks to the entire staff at Tuarangi. Messages to the Jaine family C/- P O Box 472, Ashburton. A service to celebrate Russell’s life will be held at St David’s Union Church, Allens Road, Ashburton on WEDNESDAY 17, April commencing at 1.30pm. Followed by private interment. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton


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FUNERAL FURNISHERS McKAY, Nola Valmai – Helen, Victor, Sandra, Janice, Christine and extended families wish to thank most sincerely all family and friends, especially those that knew mum many many years ago for all the lovely cards, kind words and support. Our mother was an incredible lady and will be missed greatly. Our thanks to Rosebank staff and nurse Hen Rayhin and special thanks to Dr Kerry Mannis and Redwood clinic for the many years they looked after mum. Thank you also to Paterson’s Funeral for their kindness and assistance. Please accept this as a personal thank you. QUINN, Mary Bernadette – Kathleen, Brian, Marie, Michael and families sincerely thank everybody for their kindness and support during mum’s illness and passing. Thank you for the flowers, cards, phone calls, visits, meals and accommodation provided, it was greatly appreciated. Our heartfelt thanks to those who attended mum’s service and donated to South Canterbury Hospice. Thank you to Father Fennessey for a lovely service. A special thank you for the loving care provided to mum by Geraldine Retirement Village and the dedicated staff at Timaru Hospital. To South Canterbury Hospice, thank you for making our last days with mum the very best they could be. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement to you all.



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John & Pat married 60 years ago, 11th April, 1953 at the "Church of The Holy Name", Ashburton. Rev Finian Conway officiated. Attendants were: James Fenton (Best Man), Kathleen Walker (Maid of Honour), Brian Dwyer (Groomsman) and Leonie Smith (Bridesmaid). Congratulations on 60 years of loyalty, love and friendship. Thanks for being such wonderful parents! Love always, from all the family. xxx

Ready for auction Across Mid Canterbury birds, poultry and even bunnies are being primped, preened and shined in preparation for the Fanciers’ Society Auction on Sunday. Local breeder Brian Glassey went to unusual lengths, bringing one of his 4 year old Silkie hens to work

with him to snap a last photo before the auction. His 50 birds up for auction will be given a sponge and have their nails done before Sunday, where they’ll be among up to 1000 for sale. The auction will begin at 11am at the Sports Hall in Ashburton.

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Vouchers for clean up POLL result Friday’s result

Spending half an hour cleaning at the Ashburton Skatepark on Saturday could earn you a free KFC meal voucher. Ashburton District Council regulatory manager Richard Wade is organising a clean up at the park and he has vouchers to hand out to the first people who phone in and register to help.

“It’s a case of first in first served because the vouchers are in limited supply,” he said. The first volunteers to register will be handed their vouchers on the day when the clean up is completed. People wanting to help out should call Mr Wade on 307 7700. The clean up is planned for 10am.

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Hepatitis at preschool More than 150 children, relatives and staff at a Christchurch preschool have been given hepatitis A vaccines after a child was diagnosed with the infectious disease. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair

Humphrey said 156 vaccinations were given yesterday to all children who attended Linwood Kindercare, at-risk relatives and staff. The infected child was from a Christchurch family with 12 confirmed hepatitis A cases. -APNZ

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Helping hand for volunteers By Gabrielle Stuart With a shortage of volunteers in Ashburton becoming critical for many organisations, Volunteering Mid and South Canterbury has taken on a new co-ordinator to work specifically in Ashburton. Until Jeff Withington began work in March the organisation had to send someone up from Timaru, and he said that more manpower was essential. “There is a huge shortage in Mid Canterbury. There are a lot of organisations here really struggling with a shortage of volunteers, and it’s beginning to bite.” He said that although the problem was growing in Mid Canterbury, it was also happening across the country. “I came from Marlborough and there was the same sort of shortage there. The culture is always changing, and this is really a sign of the times.” He fits his work in the role between his shifts as a school bus driver, and said that part of the problem was that life had become busier for many people. “Part of the problem is a cultural swing. We expect the shops to always be open, so people lose their weekends and their family time. We’ve made life busier for ourselves, and now people are just too busy to care. If people had their weekends free like they used to that would go a long way to help, but of course we’re not expecting to change that. “I think the biggest problem is that people just don’t know what a need there is for volunteers. There are opportunities out there but people don’t know where to go or where to start, and sometimes they don’t even realise that they’re needed.” However he said the future wasn’t black for Ashburton, with younger generations in the district showing a lot of initiative in the community. “At the college there are buddy systems in place and a lot already going on. I would like to think that there will always be an interest in volunteering. It’s just basic human nature;

just asking ‘can I help’?” Mr Withington has spent many years volunteering himself, and said there was something special about giving your time. “For me it started off with things like being a cubs leader and coaching sports. The beauty of is that you don’t need some big qualification to do it, but you come out of it with new skills and something to put on your CV too. “I wouldn’t say I’m an extrovert but I’ve done so much volunteering and loved it. I think people have a mental block because they’re so used to asking ‘what’s in it for me?’, but I really think nothing compares. It’s the buzz of completing something for the community and being about to say ‘we did this’.” He said Volunteering Mid Canterbury helped people to find the volunteering role they would be best suited to. “We’ll take anyone who puts their hand up and find something that fits their skills and interests. Some things wouldn’t work for one person but they might suit another role, and there are such a variety of needs and roles in the community that we really do have something for everyone. “They need people right now at the Curtain Bank, where you’ll be trained in the art of measuring up and fitting curtains. You’ll be helping families keep warm over winter and there’s also a skill you will acquire out of that role – but of course it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. He said the biggest step for people was the first one. “People need to believe that there’s something more for them to do than to sit at home watching soap operas. The mindset is that there are already people down at the Sallies shop, they won’t want me.” Local volunteers group Volunteer Co-ordinators Ashburton District already work in the area, and Mr Withington said he hoped to work with them to tackle the problem in the district. “I want to make sure we’re working alongside not against them, and together we might make a difference.”

I heard it through the grapevine. Guardian Grapevine team member and advertising rep Brian Tiernan models the team’s Muddy Good Run costume.

Run registrations flood in By Gabrielle Stuart Over 600 people are already registered for the Inaugural Rakaia Muddy Good Run on Sunday, and organisers are expecting a crowd. Organiser Carol Moore said they had already had some interesting entries, with most people registering in teams or unofficial groups. “Most people are entering just for fun, and they’ll be helping each other out on the day. “Everyone seems to be getting into the spirit of it.”

Seventy teams are registered for the mud run, and team names chosen for the race include Cops and Convicts, Here Comes the Bridal Party and Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies, and some names are so popular they’ve had double-ups. “We’ve had a couple of different teams put down the names Muddy Pigs and Mud Truckers, and we’ve had to give them a call and ask for a second choice.” Race registration packs can be picked up this morning in Ashburton between 8am and noon from Configure Express.

SCHEDULE 8.00 – Parking opens on the domain 8.30 – Late registration opens, unless the field is sold out. 9.30 – Best Dressed parade and judging 9.45 – Race briefing 10.00 – Race start, with 10k runners starting first, followed by 5k runners. 12.30 – Prize giving. Parking is available on the Rakaia Domain and on the road, and spectators can get a good view of the run from the Rakaia Walkway.


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he Ashburton Guardian website GuardianOnline this week reached a significant mark when it races past 500,000 hits. The Guardian relaunched its website last November and thousands of visitors from around the district and around the world have become regular followers of the site. The new website has clearly hit its mark with visitors drawn to our stories, photo galleries and videos while the number of hits specifically spikes around breaking news stories, including crime, accidents, floods or tornados. CCTV videos of crimes committed in the district have proven highly appealing and at times contributed to identifying the culprits. Stories and videos of fires, crashes, petty crime and the

Cass Street murder dominate the top 10 stories in the first six months of the website, while our Facebook audience is especially keen on competitions and giveaways. The regular news updates during the day have proven to be a much-appreciated additional service for our newspaper subscribers, especially when the fire siren goes off. Subscribers to the Guardian get free access to GuardianOnline once they are registered and can enjoy the full scope of news updates, community news, events calendar, videos and photo galleries. To subscribe or activate your subscription please go to our and register. If you have any problems do not hesitate to ring the Guardian office on 307-7977.

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Banged up, but business calls By Jonathan Leask Better known for spying gaps in a defence Mark Jackman and Nasi Manu spotted a gaping hole in the New Zealand fashion market. Side-lined from their rugby careers with injury, school mates Jackman, Mid Canterbury’s national sevens representative and Manu, the Canterbury and Highlanders loose forward, aren’t laid up around the house, they are getting down to business. They saw a niche in the street wear market and started their own clothing label, Stacked Clothing. “We saw a lot of people wearing snap back hats featuring teams from overseas but none that were relevant or represented New Zealand,” Manu said. “I always wanted to start a clothing label and when Jackman came back from Hawke’s Bay we felt there was a real opportunity in the street wear industry.” Stacked was an idea born in a boarding hostel at Christchurch Boys’ High School but it wasn’t until Jackman returned to Christchurch after a stint with Hawke’s Bay that the schoolboy mates put their plans into action. “We went to high school together at Christchurch Boys’ and played together from the under 14 days right up to 1st XV. “We were both boarders so became good friends and were roommates for a year. “At first this was just an idea. As we started playing and succeeding in rugby we had the opportunity to make it a reality.” After school the pair went their separate ways but when Jackman returned to Christchurch after being released from Hawke’s Bay and Manu was back from a Super 15 season with the Highlanders, they were able to get the idea off the ground. “The idea, the dream, has been around for a long time but it’s something we only acted on last year,” Jackman said. “It was a four or five month project to get the hats up and running.” One of the hardest parts for the pair was coming up with a name for the venture. “It’s pretty tough to find a name that’s going to represent everything you believe in but it’s a word that sort of came about. To us it means fulfilment, the

Banged up and broken, Mark Jackman and Nasi Manu are cast together in business.

We are both putting a lot of hours into where we want to go with this and it will give us options outside of rugby once we finish up

end product I guess. “It’s kind of like when you’re talking about a rugby team, you could say the Highlanders are a stacked team, and that’s kind of the ideal for us. We want to be stacked.” They make quite the pair in their casts, with Jackman recovering from a second thumb break and Manu a serious foot injury, but their combined injury lay-off has meant a lot of work on the business but they acknowledge

their profession has given them the chance to chase their dream. “Rugby has given us the opportunity,” Jackman said. “If we had a 9-to-5 job we wouldn’t have the time to come up with the ideas and act upon them. “We are pretty fortunate in the position we are in that we do have a lot of down time but we’re also motivated to have something outside of rugby. We don’t just want to be rugby players.

“We are both putting a lot of hours into where we want to go with this and it will give us options outside of rugby once we finish up but at the moment it’s pretty welcoming to have the distraction or it would be a depressing state with us both being out injured.” They are now in the business of hats but are expanding to underwear, tee-shirts and singlets. The business is an aside from rugby but they plan to make it their rugby retirement option. “It is a project but it’s much more than a hobby as we want to make a viable career once we finish up rugby and be able to do it full-time,” Jackman said.

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GIVEAWAY The Guardian has three Stacked snap back hats to give away. Find this story at guardianonline. for details on how to enter. Entries close April 19 at midday.

Fatality A woman collapsed and died on a vessel near Whangarei yesterday. Coastguard said it received a distress call from the Aquila, an 18m launch, at 10.25am stating that a 43-year-old woman was unresponsive. On arrival, the crew, were administering CPR. Paramedics took over but the woman died on board. Coastguard would not say how she died. The vessel was escorted back to Marsden Cove Marina. Coastguard operations manager Ray Burge said it was an absolute tragedy for the woman’s friends and family. -APNZ

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Unconcerned about threats By Sam Morton An Ashburton man living in South Korea is unconcerned about nuclear threats from his northern neighbour. James Whitehead, who lives near the South Korean capital of Seoul, is laughing off threats from North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un, pointing out residents in the south remain unfazed. “Friends from America, New Zealand and several other western countries have their families ringing constantly to find out how they are and what’s happening,” Mr Whitehead said. “But we don’t make a big deal of it here, it’s of no concern to any of us ... and that’s what really frustrates us – media overseas are making a big swell of the situation and quite frankly, scaremongering.” Mr Whitehead told the Guardian about his friend from New York, whose mother had called him in tears, scared about the situation between North Korea and the US. In the past few months, North Korea has threatened the US several times, but expert opinion has repeatedly insisted that the country is nowhere near developing such an advanced nuclear device – and lacks the resources to carry out their threats. Mr Whitehead, who is teaching English in a local high school, said South Korea had the backing of the US Army troops in their backyard and had no reason to fear. “The average South Korean knows that North Korea has an infrastructure only slightly above that of the Third World and during the Korean War the North was bombarded with more tonnes of napalm and bombs than the US military had dropped during

James Whitehead, an Ashburtonian currently living in South Korea believes the reports on the threats by North Korea leader Kim Jong Un (above right) are scaremongering. their entire Pacific campaign in some of his colleagues had fam- processes between North Korea peaceful resolution, rather than World War Two,” he said. ily serving in the military and and have no time for the USA’s support the US and taking the “Since then their economy has said he was confident the coun- archaic bomb first, talk later matter into their own hands. Mr Whitehead, 26, grew up barely recovered and primarily try does not want another war, approach that they have demonrelies on foreign aid. The 30,000 following the Korean War in the strated already too many times in Ashburton and studied at Canterbury University. US troops stationed here, along early 1950s. around the world. He has lived in South Korea with most state of the art arms “Most Koreans dread war more “These are real people and real and war machinery in the world than anything else ... it is their lives are affected,” Mr Whitehead for almost two years with his partner. ... why would the South Koreans sons that will go to fight and it said. fear? – they have no reason to.” is their relatives that they will be Mr Whitehead urged the New North Korea hints at missile Mr Whitehead, speaking from fighting,” Mr Whitehead said. Zealand Government to support his home in Korea, pointed out “South Koreans want peaceful the United Nations’ push for a launch, P30











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St Mark’s to dedicate new facilities By Gabrielle Stuart After 10 years without toilet facilities at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Rakaia, members will be breathing a sigh of relief as a new hall and bathrooms at the church are officially dedicated this weekend. Bishop Victoria Matthews will be travelling from Christchurch to lead the dedication, which will include an evening prayer, hymn singing and a shared meal. St Mark’s member Graham Pluck was involved in the building of the hall, and said they had conquered plenty of hurdles before seeing it completed. “We didn’t get off to a very good start as we sent our building application off to Christchurch just hours before the big quake hit. Of course they weren’t able to process that as they weren’t allowed back into their building for months.” After finally getting their application approved, they became wound up in Historical Association red tape. “It all became very impractical. They wanted a much higher pitch to the roof and wooden windows and French doors that would have been banging about. And they wanted it out of sight around the back of the church.” He said that after several

months back and forth, inspiration struck when they included some historical windows in the plans. “When the old Dorie church was replaced in 1968 the old leadlight windows were left sitting under a woolshed. A lot of people put a lot of work into them, hauling them into town and making new frames for them, but they completely swung the deal. The historical association was absolutely delighted with them.” They began pouring the foundations the day they had confirmation of their consent, and construction of the hall was completed before Christmas. Since then the congregation have worked together to finish the details of the hall to get it ready for the official opening. Glenis Pluck of St Mark’s said anyone from the community was welcome at the service and meal, which will begin at 5pm this Sunday. “We have some Tongan singers coming to join us for the service, and some people bringing verses to share. We’re expecting a reasonable crowd, and should have a gazebo up if we don’t all fit in the hall. We’re just hoping the weather is kind!” A plaque commemorating the event will be unveiled on the night by Bishop Matthews.

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Helen Nicholas prepares to give even the hair from her head towards fighting child cancer.

Hair to go in desire to donate By Gabrielle Stuart Retired Ashburton resident Helen Nicholas no longer has the funds to make big donations to charities, but is still finding a way to give. In two weeks she will sit down to have her head shaved to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation. She said that after leaving the workforce donating from her own pocket had become more difficult, and this was a different way she could give.

“I wanted to raise some money for child cancer, and this is just something I can do. If I can help even one child to have a wee bit better or longer life, that makes it more than worth it.” She said that fighting child cancer was a cause close to her heart. “I have a friend who has been going through chemo and I’ve seen how hard it is for an adult, so thinking about those poor little children going through that is terrible.” She has passed on the spirit to her children, and both her son and

daughter have shaved their heads for cancer appeals. “Once I make up my mind to do something I want to dive in and do it, and that’s a bit of a family trait I think.” And although the winter months are getting closer, she isn’t too worried about life without her hair. “My hair is quite short anyway, so it’s not such a big ordeal. I might just end up wearing my woolly hats a bit more around home!” She has left donation buckets at the BNZ and Westpac banks and in the cafeteria at the Ashburton Hospital.


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Kids bring characters to life The world’s most well-known book characters from Pinocchio, The Cat in The Hat and Spiderman all descended on Aubrey Mason Kindergarten yesterday. As part of Tinwald School’s book week, pupils from the school visited the nearby kindergarten to read books and share their own personal stories to their younger counterparts, while dressing as their favourite book characters. Princess Allie-Joy McTague, 4, (from left) Gemma Munn, 3, Barbie Emily Green, Pinocchio Jack Brown, his sister Super Girl McKinley Brown and butterfly Sky Wallis were among the youngsters to take part in one of the several book week events. The kindergarten youngsters took time to listen to the stories before heading to Tinwald School to join a parade of all the characters later in the day.

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ust recently I read on a Facebook page someone querying a local garage’s decision after their vehicle had failed a Warrant of Fitness. A seemingly innocent query and of course, comments flooded in. Most comments were helpful, confirming the garage’s decision regarding the failed WoF. Other comments suggested that Facebook wasn’t the place to be raising such discussions as there was some slandering of the local garage in question. Social media has created a whole new sphere of communication and expression that has its own set of ‘rules’ and ‘standards’. Some would argue that no such rules or standards even exist, it’s an ‘anything goes’ arena. As the world continues to change and progress, different sets of rules and standards appear with each new generation. We see this as we look at those older than us and those younger than us. Each generation is different from the one before and will be from the one to come. So is there anything constant in a changing world? Is there anything we can hold fast to as values and principles to live by? I believe the inspired word of God is and it wasn’t until I actually read it could I see and know the truth that was inside. Over the past 17 years living as a


Christian, I have found great peace, wisdom and strength living out what I read in the bible. Life is not always a ‘walk in the park’, but life giving truths from God’s word bring so much freedom and confidence. I can use them in everyday life, ancient scriptures for modern day living. So next time I want to post something on Facebook, comment on a status or deal faceto-face with a situation, I have this basic rule of thumb and it comes from Luke 6:31. “Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them”. (The Message). It may be a principle you live by but will it be for the next generation to come?

Fraud couple in court By Edward Gay Authorities are mulling whether to charge up to 280 beneficiaries for their alleged role in a deception that has cost taxpayers $375,000. The couple alleged to be at the centre of a Work and Income deception appeared in Manukau District Court yesterday where they faced six charges relating to the alleged scam dating back to 2011. The pair, aged 48 and 51, won interim name suppression after their lawyer argued they needed time to speak to their family members about the charges. Judge David Ruth remanded them on bail to their Papatoetoe home but said the name suppression order would lapse next Tuesday. They would not comment as they left court and held paper and clothing items up to hide their faces. It is understood the pair allegedly used 280 beneficiaries to approach Work and Income for emergency relief loans for dental and optometry work. The pair then allegedly supplied the beneficiaries with fake documents to make it look like the work had been carried out and they received a 25 per cent cut. According to police charge

sheets, the couple allegedly used false documents to also get Work and Income payments for whiteware and furniture. The beneficiaries have been left with the bill and Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows said the money would be deducted from benefit payments. “We’re bloody getting that money back,” he said. Asked if the beneficiaries would also be facing charges, Mr Borrows said that would be a matter for staff at the Ministry of Social Development to decide but in some cases it may not make sense to carry out an expensive prosecution. He said the average amount of the emergency loans was $300. Mr Borrows said a similar case could not be repeated because ministry staff now carried out checks on the people who claimed to perform emergency dental work. Detective Inspector Mark Gutry said police were aware others were involved but their focus was on the “principal offenders”. Asked about the scale of the alleged offending, he said: “This one is certainly significant.” The couple are due back in court next month. -APNZ

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he smell of diesel machinery and the roar of old motors will be music to the ears of machinery enthusiasts in Mid Canterbury this weekend. On show at the Wakanui farm of Peter Butterick will be hundreds of vintage machines, some working the fields to dig potatoes or harvest wheat in a blast to the past. This weekend’s Wheat and

Wheels rally has been two years in the planning and will be the biggest vintage farm machinery rally in the district since the World Ploughing Championships in Methven in 2010. Thousands are expected to attend. Organisers say many who came to last weekend’s Silver Plough national championships are staying on in the region to go to the Wakanui rally.

Spokesman John Hall said around 80 acres had been set aside at Mr Butterick’s farm on Christys Road for the event. There is space for stalls, food, entertainment, static displays of classic cars and trucks but most importantly there is plenty of room for vintage farm machinery to work and be seen. “It is a big site. You don’t normally get enough space at an A&P show to let the machines

run around like we want them to.” A paddock of wheat planted late and treated chemically to slow its development will be harvested by old machines, and potatoes sown for the same purpose will be dug up by vintage harvesters. People will be able to pick their own potatoes straight from the field and buy them. To contrast the advances made by modern agricultural

machines, around 20 of the latest-model pivot steer tractors are expected at the rally. Some will bring implements not seen in public – like a 53 foot wide cultivator that unfolds to make quick work of paddocks. Some 540 entries have been accepted for the rally and the Butterick farm has been transformed with hay bale barriers and tents this week to create a rally hub.

PROGRAMME Main ring events Saturday and Sunday 10.15 Harvesting parade – combines, rakes, balers, etc 10.35 Military parade 10.55 Ford/Fords on tractors and Ford cars and trucks – to celebrate 110 years of Ford 11.15 Tractor starting demonstration 11.45 Fire brigade display 12.00 Logging truck display 12.30 Bag loading display 12.45 Big and small tractor and cultivator display 1.00 Crawler tractor parade 1.20 Traction engine parade - including scale engines 1.40 Traction engine slow race 2.00 Classic trucks parade 2.20 Vintage and classic cars parade 2.40 Pivot steer tractors parade 3.00 Grand parade – followed by a lolly scramble

Other activities 8.30am Sunday, a tractor trek around the Wakanui district. 10.30am & 1.30pm spud digging – public can pick a bag of spuds at a small cost 11am & 2pm on both days the chaff cutter and mill will be operating Vintage harvesting happening in the harvest paddock, on both days (weather permitting) Pulling sledge available for tractor owners to have a go on Heavy haulage trailer available for traction engines John Stewart’s John Deere 6030, a one of a kind in New Zealand.

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Mr Hall said there would be something for everyone interested in machinery, from farm machines to classic trucks and cars, and military vehicles. A sad note will be the absence of Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery Club member Gilmour Blee, who died last month. Mr Blee was a farmer at Ashton and a fan of Allis Chalmers tractors. His wife Hilda owns a classic Triumph.

Mr Blee was among the 12 club members involved in organising the rally and wellknown for his writing and researching history in the area. The rally, which celebrates the machinery club’s 30th anniversary, will be signposted from Beach Road, Seafield Road and the Overdale corner on State Highway 1. Entry for adults is $10, children are free.

Dorie farmer John Stewart owns possibly the oldest tractor in Mid Canterbury. It is a 1916 International Harvester Mogal and he loves the history associated with it. It is one of 31 tractors on his farm, though only a third are used across the cropping and dairy property. He is a proud collector of John Deere tractors and the 6030 is a rare item in New Zealand. That particular model was never sold here and John imported his from the US in 2006. It has become a collectable item and a prized part of his vintage farm machinery collection. The 6030 was known for its sheer size, ruggedness and ability to keep going. You only have to stop to fill the tank. Despite that, only about 4000 were made; customers had a choice of non-turbo or turbo-charged engines. Mr Stewart is one of this weekend’s Wheat and Wheels rally organisers and will have some of his collection on show. Another organiser, John Hall, is taking his Caterpillar D2. The Cat has been in his family since 1954 in use on the farm and

more recently as a restoration project for him. To this day, he remembers the crawler’s arrival by rail at Otaio and how he refused to go to school until he had had a ride. The diesel-powered tractor was imported from America for around 1900 pounds and was a tough and reliable workhorse. Mr Hall said the visitors to the rally would also be able to marvel at some of the modern pivot tractors that would also be coming to the rally. These multi-million dollar machines with their luxury cabs and computer software are light years from the vintage machines that took so long to plough fields and harvest wheat. Among the pivot steer tractors will be a 1973 240hp dualwheel John Deere owned by Don Hart, of Methven. It was among the first big tractors of its type in the South Island and turned heads. Nowadays many big tractors are at work on Mid Canterbury’s big farms, making light work of paddock work and able to tow wider farm implements.

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CLUB HISTORY The Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery Club was formed after a meeting by enthusiasts in March 1983. Its aim was to foster interest in rare or unusual tractors and machinery of yesteryear. Around 40 regularly attend meetings and club members join in public events like the Ashburton A&P Show, Wheels Week and Christmas parades. The club also has a section for vintage ploughing and runs competitions. Most members have their own tractors, stationary engines or other vintage machines that have been restored and look like new, and they display them as often as they can.




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Mini line-up: A stop for refreshments for both the Minis and their drivers during the almost 3000km trip.

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As Minis returning from the Pork Pie charity run trickled back through Ashburton, reporter GABRIELLE STUART caught up with some of the locals who survived the run.

Minis cope with 3000km road trip T

ravelling over hills and under them, a procession of 47 Minis made their way this year from the top of New Zealand to the bottom. They survived bumperto-bumper traffic attempting to leave Auckland over Easter weekend, as well as sweltering heat on the Plains without airconditioning. Through plenty of teamwork all but one Mini finished the close to 3000km trip, and together the teams raised a grand total of $185,082 for the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation. Methven father and daughter team Greg and Irene Anderson have been calculating facts and figures since they returned from the run. In total Team Snowfed burned through 175 litres of fuel over the drive from Kaitaia to Invercargill, and the little 1980 Mini conquered the 2820km with everything still intact but the radio. Sixteen-year-old Irene said even the radio was essential equipment when driving eight to 10 hours each day. “The radio broke right at the end, but we got it fixed as soon as we could. We had our iPods with us so it wasn’t too bad.” Some of the drivers weren’t quite so lucky, and it was a breakdown that brought Irene and Greg in contact with a former Ashburton boy on the run. Ashburton born and bred Bryce Mason took part in the run with his new bride Debs as an unconventional honeymoon, and their trip nearly ended in disaster when their Mini broke down just out of Whangarei. Bryce said that Greg helped him out with several parts, and got under the bonnet with him to lend a hand. “I learned loads about the Mini from Greg, and he got it running much better than it ever had. We ended up having a few chats too; it was amazing how many people we both knew from Ashburton.” Debs said that it was the hardest part of the trip for her, when she thought their adventure would end on the side of the road. “It was the overwhelming feeling that it’ll be over before it starts. We were trying our best to put a brave face on, but I got quite emotional.” She said it was amazing to see how the other teams had their back, hunting through

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ABOVE: Lake Hawea – For Bryce and Debs Mason, “Team Just Married”, the run was both a honeymoon and a chance to explore the country.

LEFT: Methven team Greg and Irene Anderson made the trip in 16-year-old Irene’s 1980 Mini.

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both their boots and lists of contacts for the needed parts. “It was amazing the amount of tools and spare parts some of the teams had with them. One man had a complete spare windscreen in his car. I just remember thinking ‘these people are amazing’, and I guess it goes to show what you can fit in a Mini too.” The Aucklander said that once they had the Mini back on the road, the trip only got better. “We took a lot of back roads, and it was amazing how little traffic there was. It’s just

incredible to think that we have the luxury in New Zealand to go and just drive. We passed through the most beautiful country and you’d look behind you and see the procession of Minis, it was quite an experience.” For Greg, there was no car he would rather make the journey in. “Nothing goes quicker round the corners on the hills; they handle well – being small and front-wheel-drive. It’s always interesting when you throw a group together like that who don’t know each other, but we

all had the Minis in common, and that was enough.” He said it was good to be home again after the run, but he was sad that it was over. “Nice to see my own bed, but I woke up this morning and all the Minis and drivers we’ve spent the week with weren’t around, it was a bit lonely really! On the run we had to get up and get cracking, but now it’s just another normal workday.” For Irene, who had three days off school for the trip, coming home was the worst part. “It was nice to sleep in again, but I’m kind of sad it finished.

Going straight back to school I have a bit to catch up on. It isn’t fun getting back into it.” Far from being intimidated by the generation gap or worried about making conversation with his daughter, Greg said he appreciated the time together. He thought more kids would be up for such a trip than many parents believed. “I think a lot would like to but don’t get the chance.” The pair were already thinking about the next Pork Pie Mini run in 2015, but Greg said it was a long way away and anything could happen. “Who knows? She’ll be 18 and I don’t know what we’ll be doing, but it’s such a unique experience and such a good lot of people. If it all comes together of course I would like to make the trip again.” Either way both teams have memories that will last a lifetime. Although their honeymoon was an unconventional one, Debs said it couldn’t have been better. “We’re not lie on the beach sort of people and this was so memorable. It’s really a gateway to seeing the country. We stopped at places like Bruce Bay where we wrote our names together on a rock – it was very cheesy but amazing to think that that will be there for years.” It wasn’t all romance and sunshine on the trip, though, and Debs said even the sunshine could get too much. “The Mini wasn’t built for comfort. There was no air con, so we either had the windows down and had hair blowing in the face or had the windows up and got hot and smelly.” Bryce said that the breakdown put a crack in his confidence. “After we broke down it took a long time before I felt confident in the car again. You can definitely hear the engine in a Mini, and I was always listening for anything that might go wrong. We had the bonnet up every morning just checking things over before we got going.” But the car didn’t let them down again and although Bryce had never owned a Mini before the trip, by the end they were both fans. “We’re Mini enthusiasts now, for sure, and I think the Pork Pie runs might become a tradition! It’s been an amazing adventure.”

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What to do with our waste? Coen Lammers editor


aste collection is back on the council radar which will create a number of recycling options for the district to look at. Currently, the Ashburton district uses the small green recycling bins for glass and paper, which has proven to be far too small for most of us and many citizens are keen for bigger bins. The council trialled a food disposal option in Hampstead some years ago but despite glowing comments, the council decided against a district-wide roll-out. Currently the Ashburton District is the odd one out in the wider Canterbury region with Timaru, Selwyn and Christchurch all using three larger bins for recycling, greens and food and waste, respectively. Anyone who has lived in those areas will tell you that the availability of those bins has contributed greatly to reducing the amount their household puts into the landfill, which should be a top priority in every decision making. Naturally, buying three Keeping this big bins for each household wonderful and acquiring district clean different collection must be as trucks to tip important as the bins has a considerable building a new price tag. During the sports stadium, last review, gallery or this cost was too prohibitive museum and the threebin option was parked for a few years. Councils, like communities, change and maybe in 2013 or 2014 there may be a bigger appetite for a more comprehensive and expensive option. Keeping this wonderful district clean and reducing the amount we put in the Kate Valley landfill must be as important as building a new sports stadium, gallery or museum. Expensive buildings are a long-term investment but pale into insignificance compared to the impact our environmental decisions will make on the lives of our children. While still in Christchurch, I witnessed first-hand how much our household waste reduced once we separated all the food scraps and other green materials. The green bin also gave everyone a wonderful solution for the weeds you get stuck with after a weekend gardening. New bins will carry a price tag for all ratepayers but that will be off-set by the trailers of green waste you no longer have to pay for at the dump. The council is right that every household can start composting their food scraps right now if they are really concerned but supplying a specific bin is the best way to encourage an entire community to get on board.

Tribunal decides lead pilot has case to answer By Rebecca Quilliam The lead pilot of the Air Force’s fatal Anzac Day formation has a case to answer over the Iroquois crash three years ago that killed three men, a military tribunal has decided. Flight Lieutenant Dan Pezaro will face a summary trial on an amended charge of failing to abort the transit flight to Wellington on April 25, 2010. He was originally charged with negligently failing to abort the mission to a flyover of an Anzac Day parade in Wellington as the weather worsened. The crash happened on the Kapiti Coast as three helicopters made their way from Ohakea air base to Wellington. Three crew were killed and one seriously injured. After hearing two days of prosecution evidence at a tribunal sitting at Ohakea air base, disciplinary officer Wing Commander Shaun Sexton yesterday afternoon ruled that Flight Lieutenant Pezaro, who was the lead pilot in the formation, had a case to answer. Flight Lieutenant Pezaro was given the option of a summary trial or a court martial and chose a trial, to be heard by Wing Commander Sexton at


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a later date. aThe defence will present its evidence from Monday. The tribunal was told this week that Flight Lieutenant Pezaro had flown his helicopter beneath low cloud, below the Air Force’s regulation height. Air Commodore Peter Port yesterday gave his expert opinion on a Defence Force report on an inquest into the crash. He said that based on that report, he had concerns with why Flight Lieutenant Pezaro continued to fly past the point where he knew bad weather was ahead. “Decisions need to balance the risk to the aircraft and its crew with the risk to the other party.” He said there was no justification to fly below the minimum flying level. “As far as I’m concerned standards are standards and they shouldn’t deteriorate, in fact they should improve.” Flight Lieutenant Pezaro was not attending a search and rescue or terrorist-related callout “he was flying to an Anzac Day parade and that doesn’t justify putting lives at risk”, Air Commodore Port said. Earlier, a pilot and a co-pilot who were flying in the same formation said they were comfortable with Flight

Lieutenant Pezaro’s decisions during the flight. They confirmed that the culture in 3 Squadron was that pilots were given discretion to fly under minimum levels if they felt the weather forced them to. The retired officer who authorised the mission, Squadron Leader Ron Stockley, said he had earlier warned 3 Squadron about the dangers of that, but the other instructors disagreed with him that it was a problem. Andrew Carson, whose son Ben was one of the three men killed in the crash, said this week’s hearing had been hard for him. “I was at the hearing for the whole time and for me it was hard and emotional. “I am not an expert in military law but I think there is a case to answer and what we heard from Air Commodore Peter Port made the most sense because he said Pezaro was at fault and the culture of breaking the rules was not ingrained in the air force,” he said. “I have always said Pezaro has been used as a scapegoat and that people higher up the command chain in the air force should have been charged.” - APNZ


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rowing seedlings indoors seems almost like a race. Of course, it has a staggered start, with onions already growing strongly and tomatoes not yet sown. Watering these seedlings is crucial. Timely watering keeps them chugging along apace; two or three days of neglect could spell death. A simple way to automatically water seedlings is to rely on the soil to draw water up from below by capillary action. This is just how various types of commercially available seedling-growing kits work (available online from such sites as,, and Soil watered by capillary action stays constantly moist, rather than swinging between the extremes of having plant roots cry out for air and then for water. Capillary watering is nothing new. For years, capillary matting - a thick, water-absorbent fabric that does not rot - has been available, mostly to commercial greenhouse growers. The idea is to let one end of the fabric dip into a water reservoir while the remainder rests flat on a horizontal surface. Pots of plants sit on the flat mat. If the pots likewise have flat bottoms and the soil within is right up against the bottom of the pots, then a capillary water connection is established throughout.

As plants drink in water, it is replenished by water drawn up from the mat which is, in turn, drawn up from the reservoir. These capillary-watering seed starters are nifty setups that make it convenient to raise seedlings in your home. A small plastic pan holds water. Into the pan fits a styrofoam or plastic “table” on which sits the mat, with one end dipping into the water. A multi-celled styrofoam or plastic planting tray sits atop the mat. The whole setup is about the size of a three-ring notebook, or half that, depending on the number and size of the cells. Right now, my broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale seedlings are growing in square cells. In about a month, I’ll have cucumbers and melons started in propagators with slightly larger cells. A few other features round out these systems. A clear plastic cover maintains humidity while seeds are germinating, then tucks neatly out of the way under the reservoir. The underside of the “table” looks like a pegboard, and can be flipped over to pop seedlings up out of their cells when they are ready for transplanting. Plant roots knit the soil together to keep it intact during transplanting. And after a good cleaning, the whole setup is ready for re-use year after year. Capillary watering does have drawbacks. Water evaporating at the surface of the soil leaves

This week’s prize-winning question was submitted by Cathy Langley

Question: I have just made a vege garden, I have dug fertiliser salt residues. These up the dirt and added residues can accumulate in the compost as a top soil. I soil and draw water out of the roots the same way potato chips want to know if I can plant dry out your lips. Seedlings any veges over winter and generally do not spend enough if so what ones could I time in containers to bring on plant? this problem, especially when care is taken not to overfertilise. If necessary, occasional watering from above will wash the salts down and out of the soil. Another problem is that of seedling roots growing out through the bottom of their cells and into the matting. Then plants become difficult to remove from their cells and lose too many roots when they are finally ripped away. I avert this problem by periodically lifting the planting tray up off the mat beginning when the seedlings are large enough for their roots to bind the soil together. Perhaps the worst threat to any automated system is neglect. I have almost lost seedlings from forgetting to check the water level in the reservoir, which only needs to be done about weekly. It’s easy to forget about watering when so much of the job is done for you. Despite these minor shortcomings, these capillary watering systems for raising seedlings are among the few horticultural gizmos I recommend. Before I used them, my seedlings tethered me to my house.


t sounds like you have made a good start in preparing your garden. It is a good idea to incorporate your compost into the existing soil by digging it in and at the same time adding in a good amount of blood and bone. Some winter vegetables are gross feeders so the application of Daltons blood and bone or even Daltons Incredible Edible Vegetable fertiliser will ensure enough nutrients in the soil for the season. Once the soil is prepared you can then commence planting. In terms of what to plant, think about how you are going to use the space you have; consider things such as if the plant you are growing requires a supportive structure eg: for broad beans, or if plants require extra spacing between them. If your garden plot is exceptionally exposed to south westerly or southerly wind then some shelter would be advantageous and will make a difference to your vegetables growth and cropping. There are many vegetables you can grow successfully over winter. Choose from the brassica family such as broc-



coli, kale, cauliflower, brussell sprouts and cabbage – they are also quite hardy to frosts. You can also plant carrots, turnips, swedes and radishes, along with the ever popular silverbeet (swiss chard). Broad beans do very well in the South Island because they like the cold, but they do need support as they grow to around 1m high. Finally, apply a light to medium layer of good quality mulch such as Daltons Garden Mulch. This stops the soil from getting too sodden during large periods of rain by catching the water and releasing it slowly back into the soil over time.

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Weekend 198

- That’s the height in centimetres of Southern Steel goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler. The 23-year-old Jamaican international has been making life tough for opposition defences in this year’s ANZ Championship and she will meet the Central Pulse in Palmerston North on Sunday in their round four clash.


- 14-year-old Chinese golfer Guan Tianlang became the youngest player to contest The Masters at Augusta National this week. Guan won the AsiaPacific Amateur Championship last November, which earned him an automatic spot in the Masters and he became the youngest player in a major championship since 1865.


- You’d be doing well to know who leads the Super Rugby try-scoring charts after seven rounds. It’s Western Force wing Alfi Mafi, who has crossed the chalk five times this season despite the Force sitting 13th on the ladder. Six players have scored four tries and are hot on the heels of Mafi.


- The Pune Warriors snapped an IPL record 11-game losing streak this week when they beat the Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets. Chasing 146 for victory, the Warriors breezed home in the 19th over courtesy of 64 from Australian Aaron Finch.



- All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was given a two-year contract extension by the New Zealand Rugby Union this week and will guide the All Blacks through to the next World Cup in England in 2015. Hansen was part of the coaching set up who won the global tournament in 2011 and fashioned an impressive record with the national side last year in his first season in the top job.



- After five rounds of the NRL season, the Manly Sea Eagles have only conceded 36 points at an average of 7.2 points per game. The Sea Eagles have only let through five tries to begin the season and their stifling defence will meet Cronulla at Brookvale Oval on Sunday afternoon.


- The New York Knicks had their 13-game winning streak in the NBA snapped by the Chicago Bulls when they went down 118-111 in Chicago yesterday (NZT). The Knicks, on the back of 36 points from the NBA’s

leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, lead early on but Bulls point guard Nate Robinson scored 35 points for the home side who rallied for the overtime win.

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Giants battled back from five runs down to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 at Wrigley Field in Chicago yesterday. The Giants are the defending World Series champions and have begun the 2013 Major League Baseball season with a 7-3 record. The

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Giants are also in the middle of a run of five consecutive daytime games, which is something they haven’t done since April of 1996.


- South African boxer Francois Botha might be getting on in years but he’s adamant he will knock out Kiwi pugilist Joseph Parker in their bout in Auckland on June 13. Botha was in New Zealand this week on a media blitz with his usual brash talk and bravado to promote the fight.


- Tottenham Hotspur were knocked out of the Europa League at the quarter-final stage yesterday after being beaten 4-1 on penalties by FC Basel in Switzerland. With the tie even at 4-4 on aggregate the sides were forced to the spot but Emmanuel Adebayor and Tom Huddlestone couldn’t convert their penalties and Tottenham were defeated.

Set of six from the NRL By Michael Brown

Game of the Week

Melbourne v Souths Tonight pits the two unbeaten sides, Melbourne and Souths, against each other. The Melbourne juggernaut doesn’t look like being derailed any time soon but the Rabbitohs might finally have substance behind the hype and it would be a surprise to see these two teams in this year’s grand final. ##### Round 2 If Fight for Life organisers are looking for another potential matchup, they could ask Matt Elliott to get in the ring with shock jock Mark Watson. The Warriors coach took umbrage with Watson’s suggestions the club shouldn’t have played Kevin Locke in last weekend’s defeat to Souths after being knocked out the previous weekend. “I won’t be taking that from anyone, that we don’t care for our players,” Elliott bristled. “That guy has no idea, no right and he really needs to zip it. Goose.” ##### Name game The NRL’s insistence clubs

Standout captions from last week’s odd pictures

name their sides for the next weekend’s games on a Tuesday is a flawed process. This was highlighted by the situation at both the Wests Tigers and Warriors this week. Farcically, Benji Marshall was named to play the Dragons this weekend, but little over 24 hours later it was confirmed he was out for four weeks with a toe injury. The Warriors named both Jacob Lillyman and Elijah Taylor to play Canberra but both are major doubts while Dane Nielsen, who wasn’t originally Sonny Bill Williams

“Hey, is there a mad doctor around here somewhere?”

named in the 18 will start. It’s done so clubs can print their programmes but they don’t often correlate to who runs out on the field. ##### Protected species The Bulldogs will hope they can contain Sonny Bill Williams but extra security has been hired to follow SBW to ensure they contain any angry fans. The 28-year-old will tonight play the club he walked out on five years ago and the Roosters, Bulldogs

- Kevin M

and police decided to hire a couple of burly men to shadow Williams when he goes to Allianz Stadium. It’s not known whether angry Bulldogs players will be considered a threat. ##### Poster boy Everyone has been preaching calm over Sonny Bill Williams this week but Roosters officials did little to defuse the situation by putting up a number of posters of SBW in a Roosters shirt in the middle of Bulldogs territory this week. One official said it was done to remind Bulldogs fans when the match was taking place but also acknowledged it wouldn’t hurt to increase the hype. ##### Blast from the past You might have heard that it’s been a long time since the Warriors won in Canberra – 1997 in fact. Curious names that appeared that auspicious day included Iva Ropati of the famous Ropati clan, Bryan Henare and a shaggy-haired convert who did the goalkicking that day and enjoyed only mixed success during his stint at Mt Smart, More FM DJ and juice magnate Marc Ellis.

“The guys had such fun re-

“Great shot, right on the ball!” 

- Kevin M

enacting the ‘Lake Eden’ test match of 1975.” - Rhonda T

“Plenty of them have ridden against her before, and they’re probably still using vaseline to cover up the windburn.” Trainer PETER MOODY talks up Black Caviar’s unbeaten record ahead of her first Sydney race at Randwick on Saturday. * * * * “Hopefully Sammy’s been up all night with a screaming baby and I hope it’s the same tonight.” - North Queensland’s BRENT TATE jokes about Brisbane captain and new dad Sam Thaiday’s lack of sleep ahead of their derby on Friday. * * * * “I’m shocked by the complexity of the substances, the potential injurious nature of these substances.” - AFL boss ANDREW DEMETRIOU on allegations that Essendon players and their coach James Hird were injected with drugs. * * * * “I just can’t wait to get in and talk to ASADA and the AFL ... I can’t wait to clear my name.” - HIRD after sports scientist Stephen Dank said he’d injected him with WADA banned drug Hexarelin. * * * * “Having a picture of the green jacket with you helps you see it and seeing is believing.” Australian golfer JOHN SENDEN reveals his superstitious side ahead of the Masters at Augusta National. * * * * “The first time I was here a few years ago I was like a bit of a deer in headlights.” - Australian golfer MARC LEISHMAN after becoming a surprise joint leader in the first round of the Masters at Augusta National. * * * * “I don’t apologise for winning. I think that’s why people employed me in the first place and why I am here.” - Three-time F1 champion SEBASTIAN VETTEL sees no reason to say sorry for his victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix, when he ignored team orders to overtake his Australian Red Bull teammate Mark Webber. * * * * “I’ve been playing netball for a very long time, and I can honestly say I have never come across a defensive pair that are as physical and get away with murder.” - New Zealand netball legend IRENE VAN DYK accuses West Coast Fever’s Eboni BeckfordChambers and Josie Janz of dirty play after they ended WaikatoBay of Plenty Magic’s unbeaten start to the season. * * * * “We have a divided supporter base. Cameron, for whatever reasons - fair or unfair - polarises that.” - Melbourne president DON MCLARDY justifies the forced resignation of chief executive Cameron Schwab.

“I’ll take this bit of lunch off your face but don’t ask me to look.”  - Margaret Hawkey

“C’mon Phar Lap, a bit faster or you’ll never amount to much.”  - Murray D

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SPORT SBW’s form impresses Kearney By Michael Brown

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Marc Leishman, of Australia, hits out of a bunker on the 17th fairway during the first round of the Masters golf tournament yesterday.

Leishman defies odds By Ben Everill If bookies had seen Marc Leishman on the first tee at Augusta National, they would have offered even bigger odds about him sharing the Masters lead after the opening round. Ranked a 700-1 shot to win the Masters on tournament eve, the 29-year-old from Warrnambool in Victoria bounced back from illness and slashed his odds to 65-1 with a six-under-par 66 which left him tied in front with Spanish star Sergio Garcia. World No.104 Leishman is playing just his second Masters, having missed the cut in 2010 when overawed, and despite his best intentions his opening tee jitters were again obvious. When he pulled his opening drive into trees on the left, there was no reason to believe he’d be getting worldwide attention by the day’s end. This was a man who’d missed three cuts in his past six starts when his best result was a tie for 38th. But that was while battling a viral infection and, although still on medication, Leishman felt almost fully healthy for the first time in weeks yesterday. The affable Australian bounced back from an opening bogey to card a day’sbest seven birdies in his round. It was a fine opening day for the fourman Australian contingent, with Adam Scott returning a 69 to be tied 10th and Jason Day – like world No.1 Tiger Woods – shooting 70 to share 13th while John Senden had an even par 72. “I was pretty nervous. But if you’re not feeling nerves there’s something wrong, on an occasion like this,” Leishman admitted. “There is so much trouble on the first, that’s the main reason. It’s a tough tee shot and a tough green so to get out of there with a five and to make birdie on three to get back to even meant I was all right. “You could really waste a lot of shots

there. You can rack up a six or seven there really easily so it was good to obviously not do that.” Leishman saw no reason why he couldn’t make history as the first Australian to win the Masters. But since 1985, only one first-round leader has gone on to win – Trevor Immelman in 2008. “There’s a lot of golf left, and a lot of hurdles to clear but if I can keep playing the way I’m playing, keep holing the crucial par putts and just putting the way I have been, there’s no reason why not,” said Leishman. “Obviously that’s the goal. I’ve just got to try and execute it and see how we go.” With a much trimmer figure thanks to the illness as well as some quality exercise, Leishman was happy to come out with the necessary energy on the first tee. After his birdie on the third returned him to level par, he added further red figures at the eighth and 10th before four straight from 13 to 16. “I felt probably the closest to 100 per cent as I have in a couple of months,” said Leishman. “I’d say 90 per cent. “I woke up this morning feeling good and it’s funny when you’ve been sick and then you feel good you’re like ‘how good do I feel’.” A regular contender in majors for two years, Scott made just the one blunder in his measured round of 69. “I’ve just got to keep in touch, really tomorrow again,” said the world No.7. “If I can stay three back or improve that’s a good spot going into the weekend. Long-hitting American Dustin Johnson was a shot off the lead in outright third. The youngest ever Masters player, 14-year-old Tianlang Guan from China impressed everyone by shooting 73 to be the leading amateur and be ahead of the likes of defending champion Bubba Watson (75). World No.2 Roy McIlroy shot level par and three-time winner Phil Mickelson had a 71. - AAP

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Tiger Woods watches his putt on the fourth green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament yesterday.

Sonny Bill Williams has caught the eye of most rugby league observers since his comeback and, crucially, Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney has been one of them. Williams is expected to be named in the Kiwis tomorrow, assuming he’s unscathed after last night’s explosive contest against the Bulldogs, the club he walked out on five years ago. Next Friday’s Anzac test against Australia will be the 27-year-old’s eighth cap, although he has also played 19 tests for the All Blacks. Kearney has been impressed with Williams’ return to rugby league and the fact he hasn’t tried to overplay his hand. “What’s impressed me is that he’s had a really measured approach about it and has got gradually better each week,” Kearney said. “He hasn’t tried to overplay his hand but, when he’s got a bit of space, we’ve seen the offload he’s capable of. “For the most part, he’s played a really measured role in his team and it’s been a real eye-opener for me. We all knew what he was capable when he left the game but what he’s done in his comeback has been a real credit to him and I’m really pleased for him.” Kearney isn’t going to ask Williams to do anything differently in the test but thinks, with the forward pack they can assemble, it will give the second-rower chances to threaten Australia’s defensive line. Kearney is likely to name a fairly stable 19-man squad, especially with their defence of the World Cup only seven months away, and Williams is expected to be included alongside the likes of Jesse Bromwich, Jared WaereaHargreaves, Ben Matulino, Sam McKendry, Issac Luke, Simon Mannering and Jeremy Smith in a powerful forward pack. The gameplan isn’t likely to deviate from the past much, either. The Kiwis have lost the last four tests with Australia by an average of seven points, convincing Kearney they aren’t too far off. “We have put ourselves in the contest pretty encouragingly in the last four times we have played them,” he said. “For me, there’s not a great deal to change. It’s just the important moments in the match. “Our kick finishes haven’t been as good as they probably should have and that pressure builds. Australia have a real knack in those crucial parts of the game of finishing their sets off well and mounting pressure. We just need to respond to that and do it ourselves. “We have identified some areas of real improvement for us and, if we can get that right, then it will put us in an even better position.” - APNZ


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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, April 13, 2013


Ben takes a break


Lauren looks to get back on track By Jonathan Leask

By Jonathan Leask


Photo Joseph Johnson 070413-JJ-007

Ben McFadden stands in front of his own lake at his home in Hinds, where he has spent countless hours perfecting his skiing.


inds waterskier Ben McFadden has finished his biggest season in a surprising fashion. He has raised the bar personally and represented New Zealand three times over the season before solving the riddle of his niggling back pain that has forced a six-week stand down. “It’s not a stress fracture but I’ve put stress on my lower vertebrae,” McFadden said. “It’s been niggly for a while so it could have been like it for a year or three years. “So I’ve got six weeks off which is a good and a bad thing. It’s good in terms of letting it rest but not great for rugby season. But that’s the thing, it’s just never had a rest so it has been unable to repair itself fully.” It’s a well-earned rest as the 16-yearold has had a stellar season on the skis, which has earned him a place in the New Zealand under 21 team to compete at the under 21 worlds in Okahandja, Namibia in September. “It has been quite a large season in that all the tournaments I’ve done have been big ones. It’s been long with lots of training and big tournaments. “It’s been successful in terms of making teams and getting into squads but performing hasn’t gone so well on the day. “It’s been hard to get all three together and some events have been better but that’s just how it goes and what the sport is. “It’s hard to get six perfect skis in a tournament.” Earlier this year he attended the Oz-Kiwi Challenge, the Junior Worlds in Australia and then the Moomba Masters in Australia, the only South Island skier to compete in all three events. “Trick and slalom went pretty poorly for me as I had trouble with my equipment but in jump I set a PB and missed out on the final by half a metre in the junior worlds so you can’t be unhappy with that.” With the big season and big hours of training he has seen improvement across the three disciplines, with his personal best in jump now 45.2m, he scored 4,400 in trick and a 1.5 on the 12m line in slalom. “I’ve added four metres to my jump, 700 points in trick and haven’t really improved in slalom. “I prefer jump. It’s been going well for me through the whole season. Trick has just been pretty good and slalom was good at the start of the season but you can’t expect to ski well all season when you’re partly broken and doing it for some time.” He has another five weeks of rest before he plans to put his footy boots back on but will then need to also get back onto the skis. “Depending on training before that I’ll probably have a winter trip to America to train in July and it will just be strength work before I go.” However, he will need to re-train as when he heads to Namibia he will step up from under 17 to under 21 conditions. “It will be different that’s for sure. “It will be a big change in the jump going from 51km/h to 57km/h, my boat speed goes up so everything will change and I’ll have to adjust my timing.” It will also be a completely new experience skiing in Namibia having only ever skied in Australia and America. “We don’t know what the site is like. All I know is the closest accommodation is 65 minutes away and we’ll have high security where we are and that’s really all we know at this point.”

Lauren Ellis

Hinds cyclist Lauren Ellis keeps winning on the road but has every intention of getting back on track. Ellis has been confined to riding on the road with BikeNZ tightening the purse string on its track commitments this year, but with a string of successes Ellis has no plans to change course and stick to the road. “No, not at all,” Ellis said. “It’s just nice to have something else to focus on at the moment. The road has always been something I’ve done for good base training heading into track.” However, usually the wait to get back on the track isn’t as long with Ellis, 23, not pencilled in for a return until October. “It’s October but that’s still up in the air. I don’t actually know exact dates as it’s not confirmed

but that’s just what I’m focusing on at the moment, as if that will be it.” Until then she is looking to make every post a winner on the road, riding in the Benchmark women’s team alongside fellow London Olympian Linda Villumsen and Methven triathlete Julia Grant. Ellis is the current leader in the women’s Benchmark Cycling Series after claiming a win in Nelson last weekend which followed on from an impressive ride in the Tour de Lakes in Southland, where she won three of the six stages and finished in the sprint jersey. “I definitely feel I’ve got stronger on the road since the start of the year but one thing when you’re riding in a team it just makes the world of difference when you’ve got your team-mates helping you out.” Riding in the team has helped

but Ellis has also shown the ability to go it alone, going solo for 65km for a stage win in the Tour de Lakes. “It was kind of something that just happened in the race. I saw the opportunity, some of the people that were high up in the GC (general classification) were working hard so I basically attacked and was hoping someone would come over with me and never did so I just kept going.” Last weekend she produced a similar effort getting into a breakaway with London Olympic teams pursuit team-mate Jamie Nielsen to escape from the field early on, before she out-climbed Nielsen on the steep ascent to the finish. “Before the race they told me it was just a power climb and I’d be fine. It wasn’t that far from the start so I rode to it to take a look and I was like ‘no way is that a power climb’. It was so steep

and long.” The daunting task proved no worries as Ellis outlasted Nielsen to take the win and the overall series lead, and has a chance to hold the leader’s jersey with her “most probably” contesting the remaining four races with her track commitments still a long way off. But her future on the track may be cleared up soon. “We have a team meeting next week with Bike NZ’s Mark Elliott who is the high performance director so hopefully we will get a better indication of what’s going on.” She may get more of an idea on when she’ll be back on track but expects to be on the road for a while yet, but just not at next weekend’s Club Road Nationals in Queenstown. “It’s my birthday on Friday so I thought I would treat myself to a weekend off the bike.”

Winterbottom fastest in V8s practice By Michael Brown The last time the V8 Supercars raced at Pukekohe, Jamie Whincup remembers sitting in the pits for two hours while a fence was fixed and a photographer taken to hospital. V8 Supercars returned to Pukekohe Park Raceway yesterday for the first time since 2007 and, for most of the drivers already trying to get to grips with the new Cars of the Future, it was a case of reaquainting themselves with the character of the circuit. Whincup did that better than most, posting the second fastest time in practice yesterday. The four-time V8 Supercars champion rounded the 2.91km track in his Red Bull Racing Holden Commodore VF in one minute 2.7069 seconds but was 0.0151 behind pacesetter Mark Winterbottom in his FPR Ford Falcon FG. New Zealand’s Fabian Coulthard, who won two races at Tasmania last weekend, was third fastest in his Brad Jones Racing Holden but less than half a second separated the top seven drivers. Shane Van Gisbergen was quickest in two of the four practice sessions but his best lap was fifth fastest overall. Promising young Kiwi Scott McLaughlin continued his good form to be sixth fastest but Jonny Reid’s difficulties continued as he trailed the field in 27th. He at least finished all four sessions, with veteran Russell Ingall spinning off the track at turn two and ploughing into the wall - he got the car back to the pits but didn’t feature again. It promises to be a good battle between the Aussies and Kiwis over the next two days and there is added spice with the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy up for grabs for the first time, which is named in honour of former V8 Supercars driver Jason Richards who died of cancer 16 months ago at the age of 35. The Nelson-born Richards last raced for Brad Jones Racing and Coulthard would love to collect the trophy for his team. “Jason played an instrumen-

Mark Winterbottom set the pace at the V8 Supercars’ practice round at Pukekohe Park Raceway yesterday. tal part at Brad Jones Racing,” he said. “It would be nice if we could take it there but, if wasn’t me, then if Brighty (teammate Jason Bright) could bring it back to [our base at] Albury it would be pretty awesome.” Today’s action will see two qualifying sessions in the morning, followed by the Top 10 Shootout and two races of 100km each. There are two qualifying

sessions and two more 100km races tomorrow. Qualifying times were about seven seconds slower than when the V8 Supercars last visited in 2007 but that is down to two extra turns at the end of the back straight. It still has the bumps and fans will hope the drivers will be able to add the grind over the weekend. “It’s been a while but as soon

as you do that first lap, you remember the bumps that are there at the last corner and at turn one, but it’s always a good fun place,” Winterbottom said. “I enjoy this place more than Hamilton, the way the circuit is. I’m happy we’re back. It looks on paper easier than what it is. It’s a really tough track.” It’s one Coulthard enjoyed considerable success on as a

junior and he knows he also needs to cash in on the fact he has a quick car early in the season. “We are all still battling with the challenges of the new car,” Coulthard said. “All the cars are becoming more and more competitive each round we just have to maximise a good car while we’ve got it.” - APNZ


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McCaw out for series Brumbies charge to victory

By Wynne Gray Captain Richie McCaw will miss the entire Super 15 series and tune up for his All Black return on a diet of club rugby. McCaw will turn out at his Christchurch club before he reclaims his international jersey for the August 17 start of the Rugby Championship against the Wallabies in Sydney. That will end a 290-day test rugby hiatus for McCaw since he captained the All Blacks to their vexing 38-21 loss to England and then went on leave. A place was left open for McCaw to return to the Crusaders for their last three Super 15 pool games and possible play-offs after the June international break. However McCaw has told the franchise he would be uncomfortable reclaiming his openside place at the expense of Matt Todd, George Whitelock or Shayne Christie who have played throughout the campaign. “He won’t be there even if someone falls over,” All Black coach Steve Hansen said. “That means there is no pressure on him to get back into training now. “I want him to stay away. He will be in good shape when he gets back, there is no way he would let himself go. “This is all about him getting a huge mental rest and being excited and ready when he wants to return.” McCaw triggered a sabbatical clause in his contract after his 116th test cap on last year’s All Black tour to Europe with the aim of going to the next World Cup in Europe in 2015. Settling on a caretaker All Black captain for the three

By Wynne Gray

Richie McCaw June tests against France and the makeup of a wider training group are the next tasks for the national selectors. Senior leaders litter the Super 15 series with Andrew Hore, Kieran Read, Daniel Carter, Conrad Smith, Liam Messam, Ali Williams and Keven Mealamu all filling that category. Mealamu, Hore and Read have captained the All Blacks in McCaw’s absence and providing Read recovers from his toe injury, he looms as the logical successor. Not that Hansen would be drawn on the decision. “The question we have to ask ourself is do we go for someone who will definitely be there for the World Cup

or someone who logic says may be a 50-50 chance to be there.” A more immediate task is to pick a group of about 35-40 players for camps at Mt Maunganui on successive weekends in late May. “We will be looking at players getting clarity about their work and getting to see some players we are not very familiar with,” said Hansen. “We may leave out some senior players we know about or who need time at home. “The camp will help some of the newer ones get rid of the stars in their eyes look and give us an insight into their make-up.” It would be a great chance to work with some All Blacks who were out of form.

“We need to get them up to speed and find out why they are out of form,” said Hansen. “We need to know can we fix it or is their race run? Is their international time done or do we work hard to sort them out?” Halfback Aaron Smith was an example of someone not playing to the standards shown in his debut year. He looked as though he was trying too hard and had gone away from the habits and strengths which made him so good in 2012. “He is battling some adversity but that is not a bad thing.” A contrast was Piri Weepu who was playing as well as Hansen had seen. - APNZ

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A few of the repairs worked but the Highlanders remain a broken side. The wreckage stacked up to seven successive defeats last night in Dunedin as they fell 30-19 to a controlled Brumbies team. It was a display which showed why the Brumbies lead the tournament, the Highlanders have yet to find a victory and will not fancy their luck changing next round when they tangle with the Crusaders. Turnovers, sloppy decisions, setpiece wobbles and mistakes across the park continue to bedevil the Highlanders. Much was made of the 10 Brumbies who were announced on Thursday in the Wallaby squad to train for the Lions series but the same number of past or present All Blacks wore the Highlanders uniform last night. Most are looking past it unless they get some strong remedial training. A shoddy start cost the Highlanders. They lost their opening lineout then the experienced Hosea Gear shelled an up and under. Maybe that dented his confidence because in the next move, Henry Speight danced past him and fellow All Black Ben Smith for the opening try. As Christian Leali’ifano kicked the conversion then a penalty the Highlanders had shipped 10 points in the opening six minutes. Just as quickly the result was sliding out of their grasp. The Brumbies had the expert recycled loosie George Smith doiminating the breakdowns, they were picking off the lineouts and using fullback Jesse Mogg to kick them into the hosts’ territory. It was not very exciting but their percentage rugby, low error footy was very productive. They were not immune to mistakes though and referee Chris Pollock penalised them four times at rucks for new Highlanders five eighths Hayden Parker to kick four fine penalties. In between though Smith broke from a lineout drive to escape the inside defenders and bang over for the Brumbies second try. It looked as though Gear finally had found his mojo when he popped up on the right wing, evaded several defenders and planted the ball across the line as he lay on his back. TMO Keith Brown disagreed and the Brumbies went to the sheds with a 17-12 lead at the break. The interval brought a change of ideas about breaking down the well-drilled Brumbies. Coach Jamie Jospeh wanted his men to run more possession to try and stress the visitors’ defence. Instead the Brumbies applied most of the pressure and when their rushing line created a loose ball, Joe Tomane collected and ran 55m for the try. When the TMO decided there had been no obvious infringement, the Brumbies had pushed out to a 30-12 advantage as they approached the last quarter. By then Aaron Smith had replaced Fumiaki Tanaka at halfback. He had a few uneasy moments but scored a late try with a dummy and dart. What became more noticeable was that he and a rare few colleagues like TJ Ioane appeared to have any sting about their play until it was far too late. Brumbies (Henry Speight, George Smith, Joe Tomane tries; Christian Leali’ifano 3 con, 2 pen, Nick White pen) Highlanders (Hosea Gear, Aaron Smity, tries; Hayden Parker 3 pen, con) Halftime: 17-12. - NZ Herald


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Picking underdogs may pay By Ian Lennie and Selwyn Sloan MONEY MATTERS


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Heartland’s CEO Jeff Greenslade talks about the goals ahead for the financial institution.

Bank status raises cheer By Sue Newman The two years that had passed since Heartland bank’s foundations were laid when four building societies merged, represented 24 months of hard work, said director Graham Kennedy. He was speaking at Thursday night’s celebration of Heartland achieving banking status. Reaching that point had required a huge effort by the entire staff, top to bottom, Mr Kennedy said. Since the days that had followed the merger of Ashburton’s two building societies CBS and LBS,

Housing NZ reaches $320m deal Housing New Zealand has reached a $320 million settlement with insurers led by Suncorp Group’s Vero unit over 5,559 homes damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes, $110 million less than the state agency had originally claimed. The settlement involves for insurers in New Zealand, 23 in the UK and Europe, Lloyds of London and insurance broker Aon and is the largest-ever single insurance payout in New Zealand, according to a statement from Housing Minister Nick Smith. The reduced payout reflected early repayment and a repair timeframe that was cut back to three years from five years, reducing the escalation clause, Mr Smith said. The negotiations “were complex and challenging,” he said. Housing NZ has spent $16 million so far on 221 vacant damaged properties and $8.3 million on some 27,000 health, safety and asset protection jobs in the city, Smith’s statement said. “Our commitment is to return the level of social housing stock in Canterbury to the same as it was prior to 4 September (2010), but in a better state,” Mr Smith said.  - APNZ

the new bank had watched its asset base grow and the strength of its business become much more robust, he said. “Our assets are now split over every region in New Zealand; in CBS days we were only focused on Canterbury. Our model now is significantly stronger and we’ve come a long way in a short time.” With the bank’s licence being approved just before Christmas last year, last night’s celebration had been a while in the making but that didn’t make it any less significant said chief executive Jeff Greenslade. “It is a great achievement and

a great team effort but I wouldn’t recommend doing this again. It’s a hard thing to become a bank but if it wasn’t then everyone would be doing it.” Since the formation of Heartland, the staff and directors had ticked off every goal they’d set and now it was time to focus on the bank’s share price.” “Now it’s all about sustainable earnings. We couldn’t have achieved what we have without Ashburton and the support of Ashburton business. The journey was a team effort. It’s a bit like rugby when the maul collapses over the line – who scores the try is irrelevant.”

Realtors join forces under new banner By Gabrielle Stuart Mid Canterbury Real Estate (First National) on Tancred Street has joined forces with Burdett Real Estate and will continue trading together under the Ray White banner. The merger meant better technology and almost double the staff, but owner Jill Quaid said it also meant plenty of work. “There was a huge amount involved in carting everyone and their things across the road to our Tancred Street office, but we’re hoping to have everyone moved in by Monday.” She said the merger between Mid Canterbury Real Estate (First National) and Burdett Real Estate (Ray White) should benefit the whole community and all the staff from both businesses would be staying on, including former owner Roger Burdett. “For the consumer and for our clients, they will see more sales people and some of the latest technology in terms of website, systems and database management. Another advantage is more experience in the industry, as Roger brings over 22 years of experience to add to my 19 years in the business.” She said the business had chosen to move forward under the Ray White franchise banner. “First National was fine for where I was, but not for where

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First National has merged and rebranded as Ray White Ashburton. I want to go. We’re hoping to grow to be number one in Ashburton, and the systems in place through Ray White position us well for the future.” She said that the switch from the First National franchise to Ray White meant more than just better technology for the business. “Obviously each franchise wants their members to be number one in their market, and our staff are offered full training through Ray White. Training is more regular and more intense than we had previously and we’re backed with better leadership and support.”

here is a wonderful poem by Rudyard Kipling entitled simply If. Its middle verse says: If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss It’s a moral piece and this particular verse speaks to the entrepreneur, who often loses it all and yet starts again and wins it all back. It reminds me that you should never overlook the underdog and count them out – every dog has its day. Whilst the majority of global sharemarkets have been enjoying a strong recovery over the last few years, it would be wrong to assume that all companies have risen on this positive tide. Both the Australian and the Japanese sharemarkets remain around 30 per cent below their 2007 highs. The Australian market remains subdued thanks to a fall in the demand for commodities from Asia, whereas Japan has been on a downward deflationary slide for over 20 years. However the worm may have finally turned for Japan. Over the last six months the Japanese sharemarket as measured by the Nikkei 225 index has risen from around the 9,000 mark to over 12,000, a rise of some 34 per cent. But the Nikkei is still a little off the all-time high it achieved in 1989 – when the index tripled over a four-year period to 38,957. Whilst Japan still has significant structural issues, such as their aging population, the economy as a whole remains the third largest in the world and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s aggressive monetary and fiscal policies are helping to weaken the yen and bolster share prices. Japan has reversed its previous policy stance whereby the government propped up the failing private sector and is now adopting the policies that the United States Federal Reserve “appears” to be having so much success with, that is, conducting a major expansion of their central bank balance sheet. Time will tell if this pays off. It’s certainly worked well for the United States in the last few years. My point is that you can gain a material advantage from being patient and accumulating investments, which for one reason or another are cyclically out of favour and whose prices are depressed. The commodities produced by Australia will, in the future, be in demand as global populations expand. So buying now when they are cheap could be a good, counter–intuitive move. Here in New Zealand there are also companies that have for one reason or another materially under-performed versus the overall market over the last few years. The share prices of companies such as: Cavalier Corporation, Goodman Fielder, Steel & Tube, PGG Wrightson, NZ Refining and New Zealand Oil and Gas have all greatly underperformed and yet their underlying business operations remain intact. It’s just not been their time – yet. Ifs, buts and maybes apply of course. Just because they are down doesn’t mean they are out, nor does it mean they will necessarily bounce. But “If”, as Mr Rudyard says “you can keep your head, when all about you are losing theirs”, then maybe picking over a few of the underdogs could be worthwhile. Ian Lennie and Selwyn Sloan are Authorised Financial Advisers with Forsyth Barr in Ashburton. To arrange a meeting to discuss your investment objectives in confidence, please call (03) 307 9540 or e-mail ian.lennie@ or selwyn.sloan@forsythbarr. To find out more about Forsyth Barr visit This column is general in nature and should not be regarded as personalised investment advice. Disclosure Statements are available on request and free of charge.


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N Korea hints at missile launch Hinting at a missile launch, North Korea delivered a fresh round of war rhetoric with claims it has “powerful striking means” on standby. Seoul and Washington speculated that it is preparing to test-fire a missile designed to be capable of reaching the US territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. The latest rhetoric came as new US intelligence was revealed showing North Korea is now probably capable of arming a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead, though South Korea’s Defence Ministry said it does not believe that Pyongyang has mastered that technology. On the streets of Pyongyang, North Koreans were in party mode as they celebrated a slew of key anniversaries, leading up to Monday’s commemoration of the 101st birthday of the country’s late founder, Kim Il Sung. But while there was calm in Pyongyang, there was condemnation in London, where foreign ministers from the Group of Eight nations

slammed North Korea for “aggressive rhetoric” that they warned would only further isolate the impoverished, tightly controlled nation. North Korea’s provocations, including a long-range rocket launch in December and an underground nuclear test in February, “seriously undermine regional stability, jeopardise the prospects for lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula and threaten international peace and security,” the ministers said in a statement. North Korea probably has advanced its nuclear know-how to the point where it could arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead, but the weapon wouldn’t be very reliable, the US Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded. The DIA assessment was revealed at a public hearing in Washington. However, South Korea believes that Pyongyang does not yet have a nuclear device small enough to put on a missile, Defence Ministry spokesman Kim

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Three arrests after girl’s suicide Eight days after allegedly being sexually battered while passed out at a party, and then humiliated by online photos of the assault, 15-year-old Audrie Pott posted on Facebook that her life was ruined, “worst day ever,” and hanged herself. For the next eight months, her family struggled to figure out what happened to their soccer loving, artistic, horse crazy daughter, with a gentle smile, long dark hair and shining eyes. And then yestersday, seven months after the tragedy, a Northern California sheriff’s office arrested three 16-yearold boys on charges of sexual battery. “The family has been trying to understand why their loving daughter would have taken her life at such a young age and to make sure that those responsible would be held accountable,” said family attorney Robert Allard. “After an extensive investigation that we have conducted on behalf of the family, there is no doubt in our

Audrie Pott minds that the victim, then only 15 years old, was savagely assaulted by her fellow high school students while she lay on a bed completely unconscious.” Allard said students used cellphones to share photos of the attack, and that the images went viral. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Lt. Jose Cardoza

said it arrested two of the teens at Saratoga High School and the third, a former Saratoga High student, at Christopher High School in Gilroy. The names of the suspects were not released because they are minors. Cardoza said the suspects were booked into juvenile hall and face two felonies and one misdemeanour each,

all related to sexual battery that allegedly occurred at a Saratoga house party. Pott’s family wanted her name and case known, Allard said. On the day Pott died, Saratoga High School principal Paul Robinson announced her death, stunning classmates. Two days later other students and staff wore her favourite colour, teal, in her honour. The Pott family is not alone. In Canada yesterday, authorities said they are looking further into the case of a teenage girl who hanged herself on Sunday after an alleged rape and months of bullying. A photo said to be of the 2011 assault on 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons was shared online. No charges initially were filed against four teenage boys being investigated. But after an outcry, Nova Scotia’s justice minister appointed four government departments to look into Parsons’ case. -AP

Serb suspect in shooting rampage dies The Serbian veteran suspected of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage and then turning the gun on himself and his wife died yesterday, hospital officials said. Ljubisa Bogdanovic, 60, died from head wounds, Belgrade Emergency Hospital said. His wife Javorka Bogdanovic, 60, was recovering from surgery and her condition is serious but stable. Bogdanovic went on a predawn, house-to-house rampage earlier in the week in a village near Belgrade, including killing his mother, his son and a 2-year-old cousin, police say.

Ljubisa Bogdanovic Milovan Kostadinovic, a neighbour who said he and his family survived only because a police patrol showed up in the village after

a call by Bogdanovic’s wife, said “he should have suffered more for what he did to us.” “I’ve heard that he died,” Kostadinovic said. “It’s better that way. I feel better now that I know he passed away.” Authorities are searching for motives in the worst peacetime shooting rampage in Serbia. Bogdanovic had no criminal record or history of mental illness. He fought in the Balkan wars in the 1990s and lost his job a year ago at a wood processing factory. Residents of the village of Velika Ivanca, about 50 kilometres south-east of Belgrade, have said Bogdanovic first killed his

son and his mother before leaving his home and going house to house, shooting his neighbours. They expressed deep shock, describing the suspect as a quiet and helpful man. Serbian officials said the killings showed the government must pay more attention to gun control, medical screening for war veterans and other social problems facing the Balkan nation, which is still reeling from the 1990s wars. Although such mass shootings are relatively rare in Serbia, weapons are readily available. Police said the suspect had a licence for the handgun he used. -AP

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Syrian troops launch attack Syrian government forces launched a counter-offensive in the south, capturing a town and killing at least 45 people including women and children, opposition activists said yesterday. The attack on the town of Sanamein followed a rebel advance in the area in recent weeks. The opposition fighters captured army bases and a major town in the strategic province of Daraa along the border with Jordan. “They slaughtered any person they found,” an activist in the nearby town of Busra al-Harir told The Associated Press via Skype. “This is the ugliest massacre since the one in Houla,” he added, referring to a region in the central province of Homs where more than 100 civilians were killed by government forces in May last year. Rebels advancing in the south in recent weeks have been aiming to secure a corridor from the Jordanian border to Damascus about 100 kilometres away in preparation for an eventual assault on the capital. Regional officials and military experts note a sharp increase in weapons shipments to opposition fighters by Arab governments, in co-ordination with the US, in the hopes of readying a push into Damascus — the ultimate prize in the civil war that has killed more than 70,000 in two years. Rebels already control vast portions of northern Syria bordering Turkey. State-run Syrian TV said the armed forces “wiped out terrorist groups” in Sanamein and the nearby town of Ghabagheb. It added that troops were targeting




• Hate crime arrest A man accused of torching Jewish religious objects in Brooklyn has been arrested on hate crime charges. The New York Police Department said charges against Ruben Ubiles include burglary, arson and criminal mischief as well as hate crimes. Authorities say 12 mezuzahs have been vandalised recently in a public housing development in Williamsburg. The first discovery was made on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Mezuzahs are parchments inscribed with religious texts and attached to doorposts. -AP

• Hotels cited Los Angeles County inspectors have cited 16 “maternity hotels” serving pregnant Asian women who stay until they give birth so their babies will be US citizens. The Los Angeles Times cited a report that found the facilities didn’t have major health violations, but said two were cited for building and fire code violations. -AP

• Quake in Mexico Destroyed homes in a government airstrike and shelling, in the neighbourhood of Marjeh in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. rebel hideouts in different parts of Daraa. They included the villages and towns of Tafas, Jasssim, Dael and Tseel and the report said they had inflicted casualties in those areas. The city of Daraa, the provincial capital, was the birthplace of the uprising against President Bashar Assad in March 2011 State-run Syrian TV said government forces killed or wounded dozens of gunmen in the city of Daraa, including foreign fighters. The Syrian National Coalition, the

main opposition group, said more than 60 people were “brutally” killed in the town. After troops stormed Sanamein, the group said they used some civilians as human shields and took others as hostages before looting some homes. Al-Hariri, the activist from the nearby town, said the attack on Sanamein began at 5am with intense shelling. About five hours later, troops began advancing into the town and clashing with rebels, he said. He said he had


a list of 48 names of the dead as well as about 20 who have not been identified yet. By night-time, troops were in control of the whole town, he said. An amateur video posted online showed 15 bodies covered with sheets, some with their faces covered with blood. The dead included four children and a woman. “These are the bodies that we have been able to collect so far,” said a man wearing a black Islamic headband and an opposition flag around his neck. - AP

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A moderate earthquake shook buildings in Mexico’s capital and its southwestern coast, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.2 and its epicenter was 44 kilometres north-northeast of Zihuatanejo in Guerrero state. It was 286kms southwest of Mexico City. Buildings swayed in Mexico City at 10.45pm local time, but offices were largely empty for the night. Authorities reported no damages or deaths. -AP

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TAurus 21 April - 21 May Take an adventurous approach to any assignments and give them your best shot. You can advance more easily if you listen to your instincts. Pay attention to those subtle hints from within that may provide the information and foresight necessary to help you achieve your brightest and most fulfilling goals. Spending money may also bring a lot of pleasure.

Gemini 22 May - 21 June Social influences may pique your interest and encourage you to get out and do something different to pass the time. However, with so much stirring up occurring amongst friends and groups you may be involved with, it could hardly be called a quiet day. You may find yourself in the position of refereeing a discussion between two of your best pals.

CAnCer 22 June - 23 July A successful workday is likely, and a change of direction may mean you get more involved with others. You’re on the march career-wise, so your thoughts may be focused on what you can do to speed up your chances of success. Don’t forget the wisdom of having a plan as it may keep you on a steady path even if you feel like impulsively striding ahead.

Leo 24 July - 23 August Once your duties are out of the way, the focus is on kicking back and relaxing. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and today’s social focus means you’ll enjoy mixing and mingling with friends. Settle in with your best pals and do the things you like to do most. Being practical may not be a part of your agenda today. If offered an adventure, you’ll likely go for it.

VirGo 24 August - 23 September Get bills and finances sorted out earlier in the day and make sure you’re up to date with any pressing money matters. You’ll feel more at peace with yourself if this kind of thing is sorted out to your satisfaction. Overall, it’s an idea to put your cash where it’s bound to improve your situation. A plan involving a partner may get a boost.

LibrA 24 September - 23 October It’s a very sociable and people-orientated day, when others may be keen to spend time in your company. Think about extending a few invitations. It’s certainly a good idea to take up any that you may be offered. Passionate and romantic feelings could be the ruling theme. A romantic interest may be willing to jump through hoops to get your attention.

sCorpio 24 October - 22 November You may have plenty of ideas in the works and if they involve financial planning, you may be in a position to make some savvy decisions to get ahead in the world. An idea you have may be innovative and could help bring an improvement in your finances. If you have a surplus of energy and can channel it in the right way, you could be victorious.

sAGiTTArius 23 November - 21 December You may want to take others’ claims with a grain of salt, as there is a tendency to exaggeration and to promising more than can be delivered. Include yourself in this as you may feel so fuelled by a determination to go and do that you may ignore the possibility of delays or setbacks along the way. Understate your potential for an easier and more relaxed day.

CApriCorn 22 December - 20 January An energised and optimistic approach may attract the kind of people you would enjoy spending time with. There may be plenty of good news to share, perhaps concerning your home or a family member. Health-wise, you seem to be doing well, although there may be a tendency to over-indulge. Positive lifestyle changes may increase feelings of wellness.

AquArius 21 January - 19 February It may not be easy to get to the bottom of problems involving colleagues, family or friends because noone may be forthcoming. However, being the kind of person you are, you’ll want to do your best to clear the air. Your efforts will likely be appreciated. View a misunderstanding with a friend as an opportunity to get to know each other better.

pisCes 20 February - 20 March There may be an opportunity out there but you’ll need to be ready to grasp it, however small it may seem. If an argument erupts, particularly about money, do your best to diffuse it. Current influences reveal that finances may be a touchy subject. Follow your instincts and plan ahead for a day that may pan out a lot better than you originally thought.


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Sunday 21st April, 10.00am at Ashburton Domain An Ashburton Guardian Advertising Feature The Pre Anzac Day Memorial walk is being organised by Gary Whiting with the support of Rotary and The Ashburton RSA. It’s a great opportunity to raise funds for the RSA also to remember all those who have fought and died for their country. Gary, whose late Grandfather and father were both veterans of WW1 and WW2 respectively, was inspired to get set up the walk after visiting Flanders in Sept 2011. The photo’s shown here were all taken on his trip. If you would like to come along please get to the domain by 9.30 to register. And if it happens that rain threatens to spoil the day remember that it was raining in the trenches too!

The graves of Allied soldiers on the right, with German soldiers to their left.

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for your family belt only. Plunket Car Seat Service is selling great quality boosters from $95. Make sure your child’s restraint is installed properly with no more than 2cm movement in any direction. If you are unsure, Plunket Car Seat Service staff are happy to check your installation. Not every restraint fits every car so, please, try before you buy! You need to check that you have the correct restraint for the size of your child (more important than his/her age). With any child restraint it is vital that it is current and you need to check your seat (usually on the back of the seat) to see if yours is current. It is also essential that any seats involved in crashes are destroyed as there could be unseen damage to the seat. Plunket Car Seat Service policy is to destroy all seats once expired or have been in any type of impact. Plunket Car Seat Service recommend that children to age 2 are rear faced in vehicles. In an impact their vulnerable bodies are not able to cope with being hurtled forward. To make a booking for your child restraint make sure you let us know in plenty of time of your requirements. Phone us on 3082024. Open hours for CSS are: Wednesdays 9.30 am - 1 pm and Thursdays 10.30 am - 2.30 pm.

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Te Karere. (R, T) Hyundai Country Calendar. (R, T) Rural Delivery. Fair Go. (R, T) 60 Minute Makeover. (G, R) Chinese Food In Minutes. (G, R) Come Dine With Me Omnibus. (Final, PGR, R, T) 12.00 Chef On A Mission. (PGR, R) 1.00 Heston’s Mission Impossible. (Return, G, R, T) 2.00 The Chase. (G, T) 3.00 Four Weddings Australia. (Final, G, R, T) 4.00 Intrepid Journeys. (PGR, R, T) 5.00 River Monsters. (G, T) 6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 Hyundai Country Calendar. (G, T) 7.30 MasterChef Masterclass. (R, T) 8.30 Come Dine With Me UK. (PGR, T) Make-up wearing Matthew takes on clean queen Kate, old rock and roller Simon and dog sitter Jane in a week featuring numerous lessons in table manners and tales from the rock-and roll lifestyle. 9.30 Masterchef New Zealand. (PGR, T) The Top 10 contestants bake a sponge cake for guest chef Natalie Oldfield from Auckland cake shop Dulcie May Kitchen. 10.30 FILM: Elegy. (2008, AO) 12.45 The Unauthorised History Of New Zealand. (AO, R, T) 1.30 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 3.30 Neighbourhood. (G, R, T) 4.00 Infomercials. 5.30 The World To Come With David C. Pack.

6.00 Special Agent Oso. (G, R, T) 6.20 Buzzy Bee And Friends. (G, R, T) 6.30 Handy Manny. (G) 6.55 Small Blacks TV. (T) 7.20 Gravity Falls. (G) 7.45 The Penguins Of Madagascar. (G, R, T) 8.10 Generator Rex. (T) 8.40 Batman: The Brave And The Bold. (G, R, T) 9.05 Young Justice. (PGR, R, T) 9.35 Zeke And Luther. (G, T) 10.00 ASB Polyfest 2013. 10.30 Neighbours Omnibus. (G, R, T) 1.00 The Amazing Race Australia. (PGR, R, T) 2.05 Hell’s Kitchen. (PGR, R, T) 3.00 Bunheads. (PGR) 4.00 Good Luck Charlie. (G, T) 4.30 Melissa & Joey. (G, T) 5.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 According To Jim. (G, R, T) 6.00 Oh Sit! (T) 7.00 Seriously Funny Kids. (T) 7.30 Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. (T) 8.50 FILM: Employee Of The Month. (2006, AO, R, T) Dane Cook, Dax Shepard, Jessica Simpson. Two employees compete for the affection of a new colleague after they discover she has a penchant for ambitious men. 11.00 FILM: Whip It. (2009, PGR) 1.15 FILM: Shoot ‘Em Up. (2007, AO, R) 3.00 The Celebrity Apprentice. (PGR, R) 4.40 Small Blacks TV. (R) 5.05 ASB Polyfest 2013. (R) 5.30 It Is Written. (G)

6.00 Charles Stanley. 6.30 Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (G, R) 7.00 Trade Zone Gone Fishin’. (G, R) 7.30 Knight Rider. (G, R) 8.30 Infomercials. (G) 9.30 The Nation. 10.25 Media3. 11.00 3rd Degree. 12.00 Tim Gunn’s Guide To Style. (G, R) 1.00 The Glee Project. (G, R) 2.00 The Office. (G) 2.30 Sons Of Tucson. (G, R) 3.00 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. (G) 5.00 Trade Zone Gone Fishin’. (G) 5.30 ITM Fishing Show. (G) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (G, T) 7.30 Missing Pieces. (G, R, T) 8.00 Saving Gen y. (PGR, T) Dr Ihi Heke sends the group off for a four week stay with families who will offer hope, advice and support. 8.30 CSI. (AO, T) Five people are killed in a small plane crash a mile off the Vegas Strip, and Sara begins to feel the strain of her longdistance relationship. 9.30 CSI: Ny. (AO, T) A Halloween fraternity prank goes awry and a pledge master is left for dead in an open grave. 10.25 Outrageous Fortune. (AO, R, T) 11.25 Law & Order: Los Angeles. (AO) 12.25 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Hillsong. (G) 5.30 Charles Stanley.

6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 11.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway UK. (PGR, R) 12.00 Rugby League. (G, T) NRL. Round Five. Highlights. 12.30 The Crowd Goes Wild Omnibus. (G, R) 3.00 Motorsport. (G) V8 Supercars. ITM 400. From Auckland. 4.30 Donna Hay: Fast, Fresh, Simple. (G, R) 5.00 Milwaukee Fishing And Adventure. (G) 5.30 Motorsport. (G) V8 Supercars. ITM 400. From Auckland. 7.00 Storage Wars. (PGR) A mystery man has been dominating the auction front and trouble is brewing, Darrell fights for a drum set, and Jarrod and Brandi face a $3,000 loss. 7.30 American Idol. (G) The nerveracking results show. 8.30 Secret Millionaire USA. (PGR) CEOs Chuck Runyon and Dave Mortensen live a life of luxury but will now venture to a place which is far worse off than them, Oklahoma City. 9.30 Rugby. (G) Super Rugby. Blues v Hurricanes. From Eden Park. 11.30 Rugby League. (G) NRL. Raiders v Warriors. 1.20 Crownies. (AO) 2.30 Home Shopping. (G)

6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 9.00 9.30

SUNDAy 6.00 6.25 7.10 7.35 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 10.30 11.00 11.35 12.00 2.00

Rural Delivery. (R) 60 Minute Makeover. (G, R) Sunday. (R, T) Tagata Pasifika. (R) Praise Be. (G) Attitude. (T) Q+A. Marae Investigates. Waka Huia. (T) Neighbourhood. (G, T) Fair Go. (R, T) Coronation Street. (PGR, R, T) Rapid Response. (Return, PGR, R, T) 2.30 Coastwatch. (G, R, T) 3.00 Hotel SOS. (Return, G, R, T) 4.00 The Politically Incorrect Guide To Teenagers. (PGR, R, T) 4.30 Keeping Up With The Joneses. (Final, G, R, T) 5.00 Our World: Outback Wrangler. (G, T) 6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 Sunday. (T) 7.30 Masterchef New Zealand. (T) 8.30 Packed To The Rafters. (PGR, T) Tension remains high in the Rafter house as Julie and Dave struggle to forgive each other and Ted, caught in the middle, is feeling the strain. 9.30 House Husbands. (Final, PGR, T) Lewis realises that Justin has done a runner and the three house husbands search for him, while Gemma goes into labour and Abi considers throwing in work and her marriage. 10.30 Accused. (AO) 11.45 Q+A. (R) 12.55 Call 911. (PGR, R) 1.25 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 3.25 Infomercials. 5.30 Believer’s Voice Of Victory.


6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 Good Morning. 10.00 Ellen. (G, R) 11.00 Cowboy Builders. (G) 12.00 ONE News. (T) 12.30 Emmerdale. (PGR, T) 1.30 Come Dine With Me. (PGR) 2.00 Cookery School. (G, R) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (G) 3.55 Te Karere. (T) 4.25 Ellen. 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat. 12.55 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.35 Infomercials. 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere. (R, T)


6.00 Special Agent Oso. (G, R, T) 6.25 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. (G, R, T) 6.50 The Magic Roundabout. (G, R, T) 7.00 What Now? 10.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 FILM: Gracie. (2007, PGR, T) 2.00 The Lying Game. (PGR, T) 3.00 Gossip Girl. (PGR, T) 4.00 Ellen. (Return, G) 4.30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. (G, R, T) 5.00 Pretty Little Liars. (G, T) 6.00 All New America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, T) 6.30 The War At Home. (G, R, T) 7.00 Renters. (G, T) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PGR, R, T) 8.00 Mike & Molly. (PGR, T) 8.30 FILM: Hall Pass. (2011, AO, T) Owen Wilson. Jason Sudeikis. Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want. 10.35 666 Park Avenue. (T) 11.35 FILM: Drag Me To Hell. (2009, AO, R, T) 1.30 Haven. (AO, R, T) 2.20 Stalked: Someone’s Watching. (Final, AO, R, T) 2.50 Infomercials. 3.20 20/20. (R, T) 4.10 It Is Written. (G, R) 4.40 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR, R) 5.30 Infomercials.


6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Tiki Tour. (G, R, T) 6.55 Pinky And Perky. (G, R, T) 7.25 Disney Club: Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil. (G, R, T) 7.50 Beyblades Metal Masters. (G, T) 8.20 Dinosaur Train. (G, R, T) 8.30 Guess How Much I Love You. (G, T) 8.40 Fireman Sam. (G, R, T) 8.50 Bird Bath. (G, R, T) 9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 Spin City. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Desperate Housewives. (AO, R, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.00 Anderson Live. 3.00 Mr Men. (G, R) 3.05 Everything’s Rosie. (G) 3.15 Mike The Knight. (G, T) 3.30 Kung Fu Panda. (G, T) 4.00 H2o Just Add Water. (G, R, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. 5.00 Horace In Slow Motion. (G, R) 5.01 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 8 Simple Rules. (G, R, T) 12.30 Off The Map. (AO, R, T) 1.30 Infomercials. 2.30 Greek. (PGR, R) 3.20 Make It Or Break It. (G, R) 4.05 Jeremy Kyle. (G, R) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (R) 5.30 Infomercials.

SUNDAy 6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 9.00 9.30 10.00 11.55

Life TV. Brian Houston @ Hillsong. (G) Charles Stanley. (G) The Nation. Three60. Think Tank. (G) Home And Away Omnibus. (G, T) Entertainment Tonight Weekend. (G) 1.00 Dream Machines. (G) 2.00 Ice Road Truckers. (G, R, T) 3.00 Motorsport. Silver Fern Rally of New Zealand. Highlights. 3.30 Motorsport. (G) NZ Rally. Preview. 4.00 Motorsport. NZ Motorsport Festival. From Hampton Downs. Highlights. 5.00 Dogs In The City. (G, T) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R, T) 7.30 The Simpsons. (PGR, R) 8.00 Family Guy. (PGR, R, T) Stewie becomes smitten when he meets a girl who happens to be the female version of himself. 8.30 FILM: Sione’s Wedding. (2006, AO, R, T) Oscar Kightley, Iaheto Ah Hi, Shimpal Lelisi, Robbie Magasiva. In order to attend their friend’s wedding, four irresponsible men are challenged to make a commitment by finding dates for the big day. 10.40 FILM: Greenberg. (2010, AO) 1.00 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV. (G)

MONDAy 6.00 8.30 10.30 11.30

3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 12.00 3 News. 12.30 Home And Away. (G, R, T) 1.00 Dr Phil. (AO) 2.00 The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) 3.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. (G) 4.30 Rachael Ray. (G) 5.30 Home And Away. (G, T) 12.25 How To Spot A Cult. (MA) 1.25 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 City Impact Church.


6.00 Religious Programming. (G) 10.30 Sport Box. (G) 12.00 Rugby League. (G) NRL. Knights v Panthers. Highlights. 1.00 Toyota Grassroots Rugby. (G) 2.00 Netball. (G) Trans Tasman Series. Hhighlights. 3.00 Motorsport. (G, R) V8 Supercars. ITM 400. From Auckland. 4.30 Rugby. (G) Super Rugby. Highlights. 5.30 Motorsport. (G) V8 Supercars. ITM 400. From Auckland. 7.00 Storage Wars. (G) Barry is lured into a locker with a mysterious hole in wall. 7.30 Antiques Roadshow. (G) At Lulworth Castle in Dorset the Roadshow team find a rare copy of the abdication papers of Edward VIII and a leather tankard made for Oliver Cromwell during the Civil War. 8.35 Prime Presents: Earthflight. (Final, G) Making Of The Earthflight team used many extraordinary techniques to capture life up above with the wild flocks, take a look inside the stunning series. 9.35 DCI Banks. (AO) With one young girl’s body still missing, DCI Banks is desperate to find her and bring closure for her family, however with feisty DI Annie Cabbot investigating his work, Banks struggles. 10.40 True Blood. (AO, R) 11.50 Home Shopping. (G)

MONDAy 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 12.00 1.00 2.05 3.00

Home Shopping. (G) The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) The Doctors. (G) The Jeff Probst Show. (G) Man Vs Wild. (PGR, R) Sea Patrol. (PGR, R) The heroic rescue of a young couple from a disabled yacht becomes a tragic mystery when one of the seemingly healthy couple collapses and dies on board Hammersley. 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe. 5.30 Prime News. 12.05 Home Shopping. (G) 1.35 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.05 Home Shopping.

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

MOVIE Whip It! TV2, 11pm Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut with this girl-power flick starring Ellen Page (below). The Oscar nominee plays angsty teenager Bliss Cavendar who, fed up with her overbearing mother (Marcia Gay Harden), joins a roller-derby team and takes on the stage name “Babe Ruthless” – without her mum’s knowledge, of course. A rockin’ soundtrack and infectious performances make this ode to a bygone era.

FOUR 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.30 Casper Scare School. (G) 7.55 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.20 Invader Zim. (G) 8.45 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused. (G, R) 9.05 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused. (G, R) 9.30 Power Rangers: Samurai. (G, R) 9.55 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.30 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.40 Pukana. (G) 4.05 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.35 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.05 Sabrina The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.30 Big Time Rush. (G, R) 6.00 Life’s Funniest Moments. (G, R) 6.30 FILM: Beethoven’s Big Break. (2008, G, R) 8.40 The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. (PGR) 9.40 Face Off. (PGR) 10.40 Excused. (AO)


11.05 Poker After Dark. (PGR) Sunday 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.25 Casper Scare School. (G) 7.50 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.15 Invader Zim. (G) 8.40 Go Diego Go. (G, R) 9.05 Wonder Pets. (G, R) 9.30 Dora The Explorer. (G, R) 9.55 Sticky TV Omnibus. (G) 12.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.30 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.40 Pukana. (G) 4.05 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.35 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.05 Sabrina The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.30 iCarly. (G, R) 6.00 Life’s Funniest Moments. (G, R) 6.30 Top Chef Just Desserts. (G) 7.30 Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites. (G) Another castaway is voted out of the game. 8.30 How I Met your Mother. (PGR, R) By the time their wedding day arrives, nothing seems to be the way Marshall and Lily had envisioned, but surprisingly Barney jumps in to try to save their special day. 9.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PGR, R) . 9.30 All New Raising Hope. (PGR) The story of Hope’s mother is the subject of a tabloid TV show, giving the Chances the opportunity to recall their accounts of what happened when Jimmy met her. 10.00 The Ricky Gervais Show. (AO, R) This week’s topics include the two sides of the brain and ESP, Karl’s childhood encounter with a ghost, and an entry from Karl’s diary about his mother’s request to find a UFO magazine. 10.30 Perfect Couples. (PGR) Well-adjusted pair Dave and Julia are forced to forgo romantic anniversary plans, high-drama duo Vance and Amy call it quits, and Rex and Leigh gear up for a game night. 11.00 Entertainment Tonight Weekend. (G) 11.55 Infomercials. (G)


6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV. (G, R) 7.30 Avatar: The Last Airbender. (G) 8.00 George Of The Jungle. (G, R) 8.20 Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. (G, R) 8.45 HUMF. (G) 8.50 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.00 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.10 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.20 Wonder Pets. (G, R) 9.45 Tickety Toc. (G) 9.55 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 12.00 Entertainment Tonight. (G) 12.30 Infomercials. (G) 1304

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The Box 6.00 6.55 7.20 8.10

Lie To Me. (M) The Simpsons. (PG) Deadliest Warrior. (M) The Simpsons Super Saturday. (PG) 10.15 Raw. (M) 1.10 24 Marathon. (M) 4.30 The Simpsons Super Saturday. (PG) 7.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.30 Psych. (M) A wealthy widow’s young date is murdered, pitting Shawn and Gus against a dirty rotten scoundrel they are convinced trained the victim to be a con artist. 8.30 Deadliest Warrior. (M) An epic match featuring the Comanche, the fierce, Native American killer against the Mongol, the barbaric warrior who conquered more territory than any empire in history. 9.30 Most Shocking. (M) 10.30 TNA Impact Wrestling. (M) 12.30 24 Marathon. (M) 3.50 Most Shocking. (M) 4.40 Girls Gone Wild. (18) 5.05 Showrunners. (M) 5.35 The Simpsons. (PG)

SuNDAy 6.00 9.20 11.10 1.15 2.05 3.00 5.45 6.45 8.30

24 Marathon. (M) TNA Impact Wrestling. (M) The Simpsons. (PG) Psych. (M) Deadliest Warrior. (M) Raw. (M) Main Event. (M) Smackdown. (M) Spartacus: War Of The Damned. (18) NZ PREMIERE. Spartacus leads a daring assault to provide food and shelter for his people. Crassus builds a fearsome army and receives an unexpected visitor. 9.35 Falling Skies. (M) While scouting for supplies, Tom and Hal are attacked and captured by a gang whose leader wants to ransom them for a cache of weapons. 10.30 The Beast. (M) 11.30 Main Event. (M) 12.25 Smackdown. (M) 2.00 Spartacus: War Of The Damned. (18) 2.55 Falling Skies. (M) 3.45 Family Business. (18) 4.20 The Beast. (M) 5.10 Psych. (M)

Sky Movies 1 Movie Greats 7.00 Biography: Jet Li. (2008, PG) 7.50 Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. (2011, M) 10.05 Limitless. (2011, M) 11.50 The Mechanic. (2011, 16) 1.25 Tanner Hall. (2009, M) 3.00 The Decoy Bride. (2011, PG) Kelly Macdonald. 4.30 Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close. (2011, PG) Thomas Horn, Sandra Bullock. 6.40 21 Jump Street. (2012, 16) Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum. 8.30 The Help. (2011, M) Emma Stone, Viola Davis. An aspiring writer returns home after college, where unexpected friendships with African-American maids result in a book that gives a voice to a community’s suffering. 10.55 The Avengers. (2012, M) Robert Downey Jr. 1.15 Slayer. (2006, 16) 2.45 Making Of Snow White And The Huntsman. (2012, M) 3.00 Tanner Hall. (2009, M) 4.35 Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close. (2011, PG)

SuNDAy 6.45 9.05 11.30 1.20

1.40 3.10


6.25 8.30

MONDAy 6.00 6.50 7.15 7.40

NyPD Blue. (M) The Simpsons. (PG) Pawn Stars. (PG) America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 8.05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Cash Cab uSA. (PG) 8.55 24. (M) 9.50 Law & Order. (M) 10.45 Main Event. (M) 11.35 Smackdown. (M) 1.15 NyPD Blue. (M) 2.10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 2.35 Cash Cab. (PG) 3.05 24. (M) 4.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 4.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 5.00 Law & Order. (M) 12.30 24. (M) 1.20 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 1.45 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 2.10 NYPD Blue. (M) 3.05 CSI: New York. (M) 3.55 CSI: New York. (M) 4.45 24. (M) 5.35 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG)


The Avengers. (2012, M) The Help. (2011, M) 21 Jump Street. (2012, 16) Making Of Snow White And The Huntsman. (2012, M) Certain Prey. (2011, M) Marley & Me: The Puppy years. (2011, G) Join Marley for his mischievous puppy years, as he and his summer pal, Bodie, wreak havoc on a neighbourhood dog contest. The Three Musketeers. (2011, M) Logan Lerman, Orlando Bloom. The hotheaded D’Artagnan joins forces with three rogue Musketeers in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas’ story. Bridesmaids. (2011, 16) Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne. Total Recall. (2012, M) Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of a factory worker’s world hangs in the balance as he discovers his true identity. Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night. (2010, M) Brandon Routh, Anita Briem.


6.15 The Three Musketeers. (2011, M) Logan Lerman, Orlando Bloom. 8.05 Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night. (2010, M) Brandon Routh, Anita Briem. 9.55 Total Recall. (2012, M) Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel. 11.55 Bridesmaids. (2011, 16) Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne. 2.00 Sky Special: Iron Man 3 Premiere With Dominic Bowden. (2013, PG). 2.20 Smitty. (2012, PG) Peter Fonda, Mira Sorvino. 3.55 Teenage Bank Heist. (2012, M) Abbie Cobb, Maeve Quinlan. 5.25 The Artist. (2011, M) Jean Dujardin, BÈrÈnice Bejo.

6.00 Children’s Programs. 11.00 Gods at War 11.30 Wisdom for Difficult Times 12.00 The Truth Out There 12.30 Facing the Canon 1.00 The Way of the Master 1.30 Noble Exchange 2.00 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 2.30 Beyond the Search 3.00 Journey into the Amazon 3.30 Understanding Love 4.00 The Family Series 4.30 Facing the Canon 5.00 “Love, Marriage and Stinking Thinking” 5.30 Give Me An Answer 6.00 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 6.30 Noble Exchange 7.00 Beyond the Search 7.30 FEATURE: The Devil and CS Lewis 8.30 FEATURE: More

6.40 Making Of Bridesmaids. (2011, M) 6.55 Labyrinth. (1986, G) 8.35 Music And Lyrics. (2007, PG) 10.20 Constantine. (2005, M) 12.20 Closer. (2004, 16) 2.05 Transporter 2. (2005, M) 3.35 Garfield A Tail Of Two Kitties. (2005, G) Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt. A case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle in London, and living large as only he can! 2005. 4.55 Napoleon Dynamite. (2004, PG) Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez. An ungainly teenage nerd sets out to help his new Latino friend win the class presidency, while coping with his bizarre home-life. 2004. 6.25 Interview With The Vampire. (1994, 16) Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise. 8.30 Independence Day. (1996, M) Bill Pullman, Will Smith. Aliens invade Earth with plans to destroy it. Fighting superior technology, man’s best weapon is his will to survive. 1996. 10.55 Men Of Honor. (2000, M) Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr. 1.05 Garfield A Tail Of Two Kitties. (2005, G) 2.25 Interview With The Vampire. (1994, 16) 4.25 Independence Day. (1996, M)


6.45 Napoleon Dynamite. (2004, PG) 8.15 Men Of Honor. (2000, M) 10.20 Interview With The Vampire. (1994, 16) 12.25 Independence Day. (1996, M) 2.50 Eragon. (2006, M) 4.35 Nanny McPhee. (2005, PG) A mysterious new nanny enters the household of a recently widowed man and attempts to tame his seven exceedingly ill-behaved children. 2005. 6.15 Proof Of Life. (2000, M) Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe. 8.30 Working Girl. (1988, PG) Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford. An ambitious secretary tries to outfox her boss by closing a big deal, with the help of a man with whom she just happens to fall in love with. 1988. 10.25 Predator. (1987, M) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura.


7.15 Proof Of Life. (2000, M) Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe. 9.30 Eragon. (2006, M) Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons. 11.15 Nanny McPhee. (2005, PG) Emma Thompson, Colin Firth. 12.55 Working Girl. (1988, PG) Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford. 2.45 Predator. (1987, M) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura. 4.30 Ocean’s 13. (2007, PG) George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino.

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Assistant Branch Manager RD1 ASHBURTON Are you looking to jump the fence to greener pastures in your career? Due to internal promotion we are looking for a motivated team player with excellent customer service skills to be second in charge of our tight knit team at RD1 Ashburton. You will be responsible for driving the retail and back office systems, delivering high quality service to customers and assisting in the day to day management of the store. You’ll have: • • • • •

Drive to succeed Knowledge of farming products Good leadership and administration skills Intermediate computer skills The ability to fulfil the requirements of our customer and drive sales • Physical fitness (essential), as the position will involve some heavy lifting • A current forklift licence would be advantageous.

Healthy Soils Canterbury

Consultant Sales Representative Healthy Soils Canterbury is an established Biological farming business specialising in all aspects of soil consulting, from nutrient balancing and soil audits, to providing high quality soil and plant fertilisers and micro nutrients. Healthy Soils require a confident person to represent our business in the Canterbury area. The person may be from a sales, soils or fertiliser agronomy background, if necessary training would be provided. The applicant must be able to converse well and develop strong relationships with the farming community and provide technical advice and promote Healthy Soils. Please register your interest for this position by sending your CV to: Healthy Soils Canterbury Springfield Estate No 6 R.D. Ashburton 7776

If you feel you have the required skills, experience and attitude required for this role then please apply now. For a copy of the job description, please visit WWW.RD1.COM/careers, or for any questions, please contact Branch Manager, Mike Rule on 027 207 4025. To apply please send your CV by Monday, 22 April to:


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You’ll be someone who relates to people from all different backgrounds and cultures - you’ll need resilience, common sense and maturity. Given the nature of our work, we do have a requirement for Probation Officers to work on a Saturday so your likely days of work would be 40 hours between Tuesday - Saturday. If you’re up for the challenge and want to find out more, or to apply, go to - vacancy number CSSR3364. At the Department of Corrections we are passionate about reducing re-offending and keeping communities safe. With Corrections you’ll be part of a highly supportive team that manages offenders in prison and in the community.

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We have a vacancy for a salesperson in our Seasonal/Outdoor furniture department. This department sells outdoor furniture, BBQ’s, tents, camping equipment and much more in the summer and heating in the winter. This position is full time and will include rostered weekends. To be successful, applicants will need the following attributes:



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Arable Specialist

We have an opportunity for an eager, hard working and responsible person who has past experience in the arable industry. Must be able to plough, cultivate, drill, spray and spread to a consistently high standard. Stock skills are a bonus and a tertiary level of education is desirable. In return for these skills and attributes we will provide a generous financial package. Our location is close to Methven, Mid-Canterbury. Send your application and CV to email:

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» Heavy Haulage Operator Rooney Earthmoving is one of New Zealand’s leading privately owned civil contractors specialising in earthworks and civil projects. The organisation employs over 215 staff and operates a significant fleet of heavy machinery in the central South Island. The company is currently looking for a Heavy Haulage Operator to operate our new Mercedes Benz Actros 3355S, 120 tonne gross combination mass tractor unit with four rows of eight transport and dolly to shift our machinery throughout the South Island. Applicants should posses: • Current HT licences • BESS certification • A good knowledge of NZ Heavy Haulage requirements • Completing the necessary permit applications • A good work ethic • Be capable of working unsupervised • Be a team player • Be prepared to work overtime as required This permanent position is based at the Ashburton Branch and reporting to the Area Manager. Applicants need to apply to: The Area Manager PO Box 403 Ashburton 7740 Phone (03) 308 6011 email:

• Be fit and able to lift • Passionate about outdoor living • Focused on customer service • Ability to build and develop customer relations • Enthusiasm and be able to work in a team If you think you have these attributes, we would like to hear from you. Please send your c.v and covering letter to: or post to P.O. Box 35, Ashburton. 7740. All applications remain confidential and close on Monday, April 22, 2013

Dairy Representative Rural Livestock is the largest privately owned stock and station company in the South Island and we are currently seeking a Dairy Representative to join our team in Mid Canterbury. The successful applicant will have an in depth knowledge of the dairy industry, be highly motivated and professional in their approach. This is a great opportunity to work for a leading independent company, working with experienced colleagues in a great team environment, offering a competitive remuneration package. Please apply in writing with your current C.V. by Friday 26 April 2013 to: The Dairy Manager Rural Livestock Ltd P O Box 8669 Christchurch 8440


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Are you a versatile skilled individual with solid experience in all aspects of production planning and purchasing? Our progressive firm seeks a level-headed, qualified and experienced Planner/Purchaser who enjoys being challenged. This is a full-time position, typically 5 days per week but on occasions some overtime will be required. In this role you will take ownership of the Planning and Purchasing process by ensuring the raw materials are available to execute the plan against sales forecasts and order requirements.

Canterbury Seed Company is a successful and well respected seed production, marketing and trading company recognised for experience in the fields of pea, forage, cereal and vegetable seed. Canterbury Seed’s large array of seed products are marketed domestically and to over forty countries around the world.

Primarily this role will be to optimise: • production and packaging schedules to best meet customer requirements • the purchase and supply of raw materials • internal communication channels so that the right people know at the right time.

Due to the growth in our domestic seed business and to build a platform for growth that ensures a succession path, we are recruiting for two new roles at Canterbury Seed Company. We are looking for motivated individuals who are willing to do what is required to get results.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will: • possess sound relationship skills and be able to adapt your style when engaging internal and external customers • have exceptional problem solving and analytical skills, you will be solutions focused and results driven • not only be able to identify pending issues but also be able to present potential and timely solutions.

New ZealaNd SaleS MaNager Reporting to the Managing Director, and leading a sales team you will drive New Zealand sales of feed and food grains, cereal varieties and pasture seed. In recognising the opportunities for growth, there will be links to be developed in the domestic market. Your role will be to capitalise on these opportunities, develop the business model and to position Canterbury Seed for sustainable growth based on strong business relationships a strong market brand and having the right skills on board to meet our grower and customer expectations.

Part time/Casual

We require a part time person to fill in 2 afternoons a week plus cover time off for other staff. Plus every 2nd Saturday morning. Week days are negotiable. The right applicant must have great customer service and a passion for sports. If you think you are the right person for this position, please send C.V and cover letter to 173 West Street, Ashburton.

As the Planner/Purchaser you will not only turn sales orders into realistic production plans you will also be that critical communication linchpin with our suppliers and internal departments.

Your background should include experience and understanding of the agricultural sector, a proven track record in business development, sales and marketing and a strong ability to build and maintain key strategic relationships within the industry. This implies, sound strategic planning, strong leadership, excellent communication and a key strength in relationship management.

The Fresh Name in the Freezer

To be successful you need to be motivated and willing to drive sales and will have proven experience in doing this. You will need experience in facilitating strong client relationships and excellent communication skills. An understanding of the seed industry would be an advantage.

reSearch aNd developMeNt MaNager Reporting to the Managing Director and working with growers, customers and industry associates in this role you will manage the day to day activities for Canterbury Seed’s research and development programs in cereals, pulses, vegetable and pasture seed. Through your research you will identify new product opportunities for Canterbury Seed and work with our sales team to bring new varieties to commercial markets. Managing trial and evaluation sites will be part of your role as will be working with our breeding partners domestically and internationally. Your background should include experience and understanding of the agricultural sector and a proven track record in the trial and evaluation of crops. You will have a sound understanding of the processes involved in marketing new seed varieties and the ability to build strategic and working relationships with research and development bodies. You will inherently have excellent reporting and communication skills in order to relay your findings and recommendations.

Key attributes and skills sought are: • experience in a planning/purchasing role within the manufacturing sector with a strong knowledge of screen print and packaging materials • the ability to prioritise and plan workload accordingly and the flexibility to adjust to change quickly and efficiently • computer literate with strong Excel skills and a sound working knowledge of ERP systems • experience with lean manufacturing, quality systems and procedure writing • excellent communication skills both written and oral and proven negotiation skills.


We can offer secure employment with a fresh culture and supportive modern management structure. Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Jigsaw Preschool is a busy child care centre situated in Peter St. We are looking for a part time cleaner to join our team. Days and hours required are Monday - Friday for 3 hours per night. We may employ 1 or 2 people for this role. Please contact Kim 308-1379

If this position interests you, please forward your CV to: Recruitment, PO Box 244, Ashburton, or email:

Horticulture Training -

This is a rewarding multifaceted role where you will be expected to interact at all levels within the organisation from production personnel through to sales and marketing. It is essential you are a self-motivated, customer focused and results driven individual.

VegeTable ProducTion

includes organics, composting, soil, nutrition, large and small scale. Supplement your income, change To be successful in this role you need to be highly motivated your lifestyle. with the ability to interact effectively and tactfully with customers, breeders, growers and research and development bodies to other course options enhance our grain and seed offerings and the service we provide available. to growers and customers. URL Closing da Rachel Proof by:_______________________________ With: _______________________________ x Date:_______________________________ tested: Phone 03-308-7870 To apply by please email your application including yourread C.V. to: checked: Craig Carr, Managing Director, Canterbury Seed Company Ltd. Email: Applications close 26th April 2013.




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A position has become publication available for a qualified electrician to joinPress our busy team. A good ability to work in a team environment is essential, ensuring the customers expectations are met Ashburton at all times.Guardian A wide range of tasks will be required in this TradeMe job, from Servicing, Domestic and Commercial Electrical Wiring, Digital Tv and Data Wiring and Sound System Wiring. There is an opportunity to progress your career in the Refrigeration industry if you desire. The right applicant for this job can expect a generous remuneration package, depending on experience. Training will be provided for areas of less experience. Please call 3087182 or apply to Your confidentiality will be guaranteed.

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Director Appointment Following the decision taken at the Company’s 2012 Annual Meeting to increase the size of the Directorate, the Shareholder Committee of EA Networks wish to appoint an additional director who resides in the Ashburton district. We seek applicants with; ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Integrity and independence Understanding of co-operative principles and structure Experience of directorship and/or significant community appointments Understanding of governance principles and responsibilities of directors Financial acumen and commercial capability Capability in the development of business strategy Passion for future development of the business Ability to fit into a team

EA Networks is a locally owned co-operative electricity distribution company, it owns and operates the regions electricity distribution network, an advanced fibre optic communications network and is a joint venture partner in the Barrhill Chertsey irrigation scheme. The Company also operates a successful contracting business to support residents and businesses across Mid-Canterbury and beyond.

Experienced Machine Operator We have a position available in our small but busy contracting company for a multi skilled machine operator. The attributes we are looking for are: • Previous machinery experience including digger operating • Drivers Licence, Class 4 • Reliability and enthusiasm • Able to work independently and as part of a team An attractive wage package will be negotiated with the successful applicant. All enquiries will be treated confidentially. Phone Sue Cooper on 03 9758505 or email

Confidential applications can be submitted by email to: or post to PO Box 22, Ashburton 7740. For further information phone: Stuart Leadley 308 5524

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Accounts / Administration Assistant Junior/intermediate Position We require a person who has a passion for Hairdressing. The Ideal person must be reliable, honest & hardworking. Must be able to work flexible hours. All application with covering letter can be delivered or posted to Panache Hair Studio 36 Beach Road Hampsted, Ashburton

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If you are honest, motivated and reliable with excellent time management skills, and have a passion for food preparation and presentation, we have a position available approx 20-25 hours per week. If this sounds like you please complete an application form from Netherby Four Square and attach your CV by 19 April 2013.

Dairy Business Centre (NZ) Limited is an Ashburton based company providing ruminant nutrition and agri-business consultancy services to clients throughout New Zealand, as well as supplying quality dairy feed products to South Island customers. Due to our current Administration Assistant relocating to the North Island, we are seeking an enthusiastic and conscientious person to join our friendly team and provide quality administration support and account processing services for our rapidly expanding company. This is a full-time (40hrs/week), intermediate level opportunity, ideal for a person wishing to utilise and further develop their existing administrative and account processing skills. Experience in using MYOB and Microsoft Office is essential. The successful applicant will be responsible for the processing of debtors and creditors invoices, completion of bank reconciliations, monitoring of feed supply contracts, assisting with import documentation and the carrying out of general office duties, while also being the first point of contact for telephone inquiries and providing support to our Sales and Marketing departments as required. We believe this is a vital role within our business requiring an applicant displaying the following attributes: • Previous experience in a similar role • Friendly and outgoing with strong customer service skills • Initiative, a methodical approach to tasks and attention to detail • Excellent oral and written communication skills Applications close Friday, April 19, so if you are interested in working for an established company who values their staff please forward your CV, together with a covering letter, to:

Dairy Business Centre (NZ) Limited Attention: Human Resources PO Box 29 Ashburton 7740 or

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Qualified Wait Staff Bar Managers Security Staff – Must have crowd controller qualifications Please send CV or letter outlining qualifications, work history, references and contact details to P.O. Box 627, Ashburton.

Arthur Cates Ltd is an Ashburton company established in 1908. We offer a wide range of products and services including water pumps, water treatment, residential / small block irrigation, and maintenance type plumbing and drainlaying. We are looking for a motivated person with: • good communication skills • excellent standard of workmanship and professionalism • with full driving licence We are offering: • good remuneration • 40 hour week with no weekend work • supportive management If you are interested in finding out more about this position call 308 5397 to make an interview appointment.

Delivery Driver Required Arthur Cates Ltd prides itself on their safety performance and the high level of customer service they provide to their clients. Driver duties include: • The safe and efficient delivery of LPG to the Mid Canterbury area • Interaction with a wide range of customers • Accurate and timely completion duties • A high level of professionalism / customer service This is a full time permanent position Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5.00pm Candidates should have: • A clean drivers licence • D endorsement (Dangerous goods) • Excellent customer service skills • Physically fit If you are interested in finding out more about this position call 308 5397 to make an interview appointment.

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2/33 Cameron St, $230pw 2 bed, carport, heatpump, easycare no lawn, no pets. 2/89 Walnut ave, $360pw 3 bedrm townhouse, dble garage opp. Domain.Well fenced. 67 Cambridge St, $320pw 3 bedrm,single garage, area for workshop, logburner and nightstore,large living area. 11 Mackie St, Methven, $330pw 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm, Property is for sale but avail. to rent on periodic tenancy. Heat pump.

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SALES REPRESENTATIVE The Front Store Engineering Supplies operates five engineering supplies branches throughout the South Island and is owned by Timaru based engineering company Wallace and Cooper Ltd. The Front Store has a proud history of providing quality engineering products to the farming and business communities throughout the South Island and prides itself on being 100% New Zealand owned and operated. This is a challenging and stimulating role in an established team providing the highest levels of product quality and service in the Ashburton area. An opportunity has come up for a Sales Representative based in our Ashburton branch. THE POSITION Reporting directly to the Ashburton Branch Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining and expanding this large customer base. The position requires the ability to translate technically complex information, providing solutions to customer enquiries and also contribute to the day to day operations of the branch. Duties will include calling on customers focused on growing business across both new and existing within the territory and actively pursuing new business via cold calling and targeting marketing campaigns. THE APPLICANT We require a dynamic individual who has previous experience in a sales related role with a proven record of achieving sales targets and business growth. Experience in the engineering or mechanical industry is desirable but not essential. Written applications marked ‘Confidential’ including CV, should be addressed to: Sales Representative C/- Andrew Teale The Front Store P.O. Box 435, Timaru Email: Applications close 30th April 2013

Full time. For a local processing business. Monday-Friday. All enquiries to Richard at Value Plus Processing. Ph (03) 308-34-64 business hours or 027-229-9724.

SITUATIONS WANTED MALE, 34, two years dairy experience, New Zealand licence, stick working, looking for farm in coming season. Prefer separate accommodation. Phone Krish 022-381-0145. To promote your business in any of the Ashburton Guardian products, call me now




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Hawkins Construction

of the week

Subcontractor Expression of Interest



“Locally owned & operated family business for 60 years”

Full range of engineering supplies and accessories for all your repairs and maintenance. Kerrick hot & cold waterblasters & industrial vacuum cleaners. Esseti welders & accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.


South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147 Email FREEPHONE 0800 452 522


Sunday, April 21 Srhoy property, Coldstream Signposed Isleworth Road, HINDS 8.45am sign on. PLEASE NOTE! No M.N.Z. race licence required $30.00 senior, $20 junior $40 senior including one junior. Go to

Shane 027 479 9433 Konrad 027 681 9448


High quality 25x4m, 25x8m, heaviest micron coating polytarp. Ropes available. Or made to measure. Three years UV warranty. Ashburton’s largest selection at competitive prices.

$40 per rider, $60 family $50 rider + one junior Easy main loop Junior/Enduro loop. Highway 72, Mayfield Ph Jeff Marshall 027 431 1744


Hi, I am looking for a nice lady for friendship. 70-75 years, I like to dine out, go to movies and enjoy a social drink PS: I am a widow of 14 years. Thank you. Please reply. C/- Ashburton Guardian PO Box 77-783 Ashburton 7740

Guardian Classifieds phone 307 7900

4 Housing 4 Commercial 4 Farm Contact Des anytime for an obligation free quote.

Phone 03 308 9936 or 0274 323 258 RURAL TRADING POST

PEASTRAW for sale, good quality and weed free, $4.50 per bale. Delivery in Ashburton area. Ph 303- THIS seasons conventional hay. Good quality $5.50 per 7680 or 027-390-0002. bale. Delivery Ashburton area. Phone 303-7680 or 027390-0002. REAL ESTATE

TRADES & SERVICES Genuine cash buyers looking for a 3-4 bedroom home. $410,000 to $460,000. Option to rent and become a cash buyer for your next move. No agents please. Phone 021-821-466.

RURAL TRADING POST BARLEY/WHEAT/STRAW, square bales, 4x3x7, 2012 harvest. Good quality, covered, Offers - must sell. Baleage also, only suitable for cattle or dry stock. Ashburton ph 027-476-6871 or 303-7476. CAT D8 and 40 tonne excavator for hire. Phone 027-474-5243.

P O Box 42127 Christchurch 8149


115 Main South Road Ph/fax 307 2354


Monday 22nd April 2013



Trailride Mayfield Sunday, April 14 9.30am start

Looking for a builder with a little more experience?

Please forward company details and relevant experience information for consideration in the tender process to the address below, by :

BUILDER available. Renovations, new builds, dairy sheds. Ph Norm McIntyre 03-308-3115 or 021-894-551. CARPET 2 U. Mike Gill. Installation and Sales. Phone 027-491-4210. FOR: Welding – Mig, Arc, Mild steel fabrication. Sandblasting. Competitive Rates – Quality assured. Phone Kurt at Action Sandblasting Ltd. 027-3324549 or 308-4226 HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952. ROOFING - for all your roofing requirements, new roofs, reroofing, commercial, insurance claims, repairs. Licensed building practitioner, Wiki, Vision Roofing, phone 027-4760203.


CONVENTIONAL lucerne bales, 2nd cut, shed stored. $8 per bale. Ph 027-337- COLLECTOR pays top 7900. prices for old bottles, old metal advertising signs or NATIVE plants suitable as old petrol or oil tins. Phone shelter/dairy. Pittosporums, or txt 021-034-9001. Ribbonwoods, coprosma, cabbage trees, flax, kowhai. WANTED - trees to fell, $2 each. Grasses from $1.50 felled trees, branch wood each. Greenscene, etc. For firewood. propagation, willowby. Anything considered. Rural Phone 302-6060. Ashburton. Ph 308-3873.

WANTED WANTED - used Ford, Belarus and Massey Ferguson tractors in any condition. Freephone 0800-888-343.

Copper, Brass, Aluminium etc.

Mid-Canterbury Metal Recycling Licensed Buyer Dealer

10A McGregor Lane, Riverside Estate (Off McNally Street)

Phone 308-8959 or 027-228-1467 anytime

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Call in and see the team for all your bearing, seal and winter maintenance requirements. Providing Mid Canterbury 60 years of expertise and mechanical support.

Expressions of Interest are sought from local subcontractors and suppliers who are interested in working on the above project for Hawkins Construction.

021 662 884 03 307 7976 03 307 7981 Level 3, 161 Burnett Street Ashburton

Guardian Classifieds Phone 307 7900

9.30am - 12.30pm. ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East. 10.00am - 12noon. VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 11.00am - 3.00pm. Dexter Cattle Society NZ. On farm open day. 87 Wakanui School Road. 1.00pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Closing Day, plate for aftenoon tea please. Philip Street.

1.30pm. MID CANTERBURY SOCIAL WHEELERS. 14km road race. Register from 1pm. Fords Road, near the sale yards. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON MUSCIAL CLUB. Public concert with Rebecca Steel - Flute. Sinclair Centre, Park St.

SUNDAY APRIL 14 8.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion. Park Street. 8.30am. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass. Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 10.00am. ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. No service at St Paul’s - combined service at St Andrews for Presbytery combo week at 6pm. St Andrews Church, Havelock Street. 10.00am. HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mass. Sealy Street. 10.00am. ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion followed by Parish A.G.M. Park Street. 10.00am. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Church service with Rev David Brown. cnr Havelock and Park streets. 10.00am. ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion every Sunday. 151-153 Thomson Street. 10.30am. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. now at 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic Aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1.00pm - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum open, 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald. 5.00pm. RAKAIA ST MARK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Dedication new parish lounge by Bishop Victoria Matthews, all welcome, shared finger food meal to follow. 6.00pm. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Contemporary Church Service, Rev David Brown Cnr Havelock and Park Street. 6.30pm. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Cafe service in the Sinclair Centre with Rev David Brown, Cnr Havelock and Park Street. 7.00pm. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. now at 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall).

MONDAY APRIL 15 9.00am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House. 9.30am. CREATIVE FIBRE ASHBURTON. Open day preparation. Allenton Rugby Rooms, Melrose Road. 9.30am - 10.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Ladies exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.00am . ASHBURTON COUNTY VETERANS GOLF ASSOCIATION. Tournament, Tinwald-Monday; Methven-Tuesday; Rakaia-Wednesday; AshburtonFriday. 10.00am. CARDIAC COMPANIONS . Fortnightly meeting, exercises and occasional speakers. Buffalo Lodge hall, Cox Street. 10.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Play group in lounge, 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 10.30am - 11.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Men’s exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road. 2.00pm. GREY POWER. Monthly meeting with speaker. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 6.00pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 7.30pm. CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE. Euchre in the Parish centre, Cnr Burnett and Winter Streets. 7.30pm. TINWALD INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. Bowlers welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm. ASBHURTON ELECTRONIC ORGAN AND KEYBOARD CLUB. Club night concert. Visitors welcome, Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, April 13, 2013


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New Zealand Kiwifruit 1kg $2.99 bag Green Seedless Grapes 500gm $2.99 punnet Parsnips 1kg $2.99 bag Loose Onions .79¢ kg A great range French Bakery products now available instore; Speights pie, croissants, bagels, breads etc.


Specials available from 09-04/16-04

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AKAROA - Spacious holiday home with great views. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, heatpump, flat section with boat parking. Close to shops. Phone 302 8028.



Copies of the summary and full draft Trade Wastes Bylaws and submission forms will be available from Saturday 6th April 2013 on Council’s website, or from the following locations:

Ben Curry: 021-893-944 or Neill Stevens: 027-439-8411

Ashburton Public Library, Havelock Street, Ashburton


Methven i-SITE, 160 Main Street, Methven

Rakaia Mobil, Elizabeth Avenue, Rakaia


If you would like a copy sent out to you please phone the Council Office on (03) 307 7700



Ashburton Area ShowJumping Group

AGM Tuesday April 30, 7.30pm Ashburton A&P Grounds.

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 03-3227626.


The draft Trade Wastes Bylaw is now open for public comment and feedback, and Council wants to know what you think of what is proposed. The Bylaw is open for submission until 5.00pm Friday 7th June 2013.

Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton


Ashburton District Council adopted the draft Trade Wastes Bylaw on 4th April 2013. The draft Bylaw identifies and sets out Council’s requirements for Trade Wastes activities in the district.

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Draft Trade Wastes Bylaw

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Poultry Auction Sunday, April 14, 2013 Sports Hall Tancred Street West Ashburton Viewing at 11.00am Start 12.30pm Huge selection to choose form: Bantams, Poultry, Ducks, Rabbits. Cavies, Carry Boxes. 280 lots.

NZTA, Ashburton District Council (ADC) & Paul Smith Earthmoving (PSE) Rail Crossing Winslow Westerfield Roads, Winslow NZTA, ADC & PSE wishes to advise that on the 21 April 2013 there will be a Road Closure from 6.00am to 6.00pm at the Winslow Westerfield Roads Winslow Rail Crossing. Road Users are requested to follow the sign posted detours whilst the closure is in operation. NZTA, ADC & PSE regrets any inconvenience caused.

Thursday 18 April Further to the meetings advertised for April 2013, notice is given that a Council meeting will be held at the Environment Canterbury offices, 5 Sir William Pickering Drive, Burnside, Christchurch, commencing at 8.30 am The agenda will be available at the meeting and online at Pages/default.aspx two days prior to the meeting. Bill Bayfield CHIEF EXECUTIVE


Graham Cadigan, PSE


Want to sell your car? Call the Guardian on FOR SALE: 1989 Suzuki 307 7900 to see Swift 1.3l, 5 speed manual, how registered and warranted. New clutch. Phone 308-4946.

WHEEL alignments at great prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. Phone 308-6737.

Guardian Classifieds Phone 307 7900


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, April 13, 2013

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL FULL board available for working male. Must be clean and tidy, non smoker. Phone 021-211-2521. PROFESSIONAL male, 43 years old, requires long term accomodation. Non smoker, non drinker, quiet and tidy. Working full time in Ashburton. Prefer bedsit or flat/appartment. Phone/text 027-9499-766.


Church Services Jubilee Christian Fellowship

PROPERTY INVESTORS Distance yourself from tenant and management problems. Have your property managed independently, professionally and cost effectively. Property management is our sole focus 24/7. Call B&N Properties Ltd now, phone 021-1604565.

10am Every Sunday All Welcome

It’s not time to give up. Victory is now! 206 Cameron Street Pastors Jim & Ida Heath Ph 308 7511

THREE bedroom house in top Allenton location. Available for long term rental. Ph 302-7878. WANTED to rent. Lifestyle block or farm cottage with 510 acres for horses. Family of three with one small dog and two cats. Anywhere in Mid Canterbury considered. Phone 021-141-2078.

FRISKY FILLIES. Lots of lovely ladies to choose from. New lady, Mandy, blonde, 19 years. Phone 021-565-126.


Beckley Coachlines Programme

◊ The Seven Irish Tenors, 15th May, Theatre Royal, Timaru ◊ Disney on Ice 26th MAy, CBS Arena. Christchurch. ◊ The Glen Miller Orchestra, 22nd June, CBS Arena, Christchurch

For bookings phone 308-7646 FOR SALE

Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT NEW Asian lady, slim, sexy, busty, good massage and service. Phone Angel 021-055-4593.

Guardian Classifieds phone 307 7900

Grazing Wanted

Cnr Cass & Havelock Sts, Phone 308 5409 Website

10am - Morning Service

Speaker: Grant Congdon LIFE 2 da MAX (Kids Church) Creche Available Refreshments to follow. 4.30pm Hour of Power YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE VERY WELCOME

131 Thomson Street (Tinwald School Hall) Sunday Morning 10.30am Sunday Evening 7pm Wednesday night Bible Study, 15 Cross Street 7pm

Yearling Heifers May - May

10.30am Hakatere Marae SH1, Fairton You are welcome

027 378 6314

Enquiries Phone 308-8699


Heart to God And Hand to Man Celebration Service and Children’s Programme

10.00am You’re very welcome! Cnr Cass & Cameron St 308 7610 - 308 7062

Phone Greg Tait

The next meeting of the Ashburton Trust Board will be held in the Head Office Boardroom Level 1, Somerset House, Cnr East + Burnett Streets, Ashburton

Harness Jewels marquee packages available now call Fiona or gareth at the ashburton Trotting club for details 03 308 6794

Birthday Greetings

Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.

For all your cake decorating requirements.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 4:30pm

Giles Beal Chief Executive

We hope to see you this Sunday!

For more info please call Pastor Mike Grove 308 4695

ALLENTON SCOUTS FUNDRAISING FOR JAMBOREE IN FEILDING, DECEMBER '13. FOR SALE Crushed Sheep Manure 20ltr for $20, orders taken now. WANTED Logs to cut up for firewood. SCRAP METAL wanted for collection. Please phone: Rebecca 308-5738 or Lisa 308-2395.

FOR SALE • Selection of XBred Cows – numbers to suit. Low input – 430m/s • Selection of Friesian X R2 Heifers 100+ BWs • 90 Friesian X Carry Over Cows – in calf to beef bulls • 400 Early Lambing XBred Ewes – black face ram $95 • 100 R2 Friesian Steers • 37 R2 Hereford/Friesian M/S • 63 Friesian Steer Calves • 30 Hereford Friesian Calves – M/S CONTACT: Nathan Hellyer 027 337 7900 C R T F I N A N C E R E P R E S E N TAT I V E

John Sinnamon - 027 457 0710

DRY firewood, $89.50 per cubic meter. Free delivery in Ashburton. 027-814-5352. Eddie’s Fresh Fruit, 660 East Street next to drycleaners.

FIREWOOD logs for sale. Ph 0274-802-554.

SCOOTER’S - new and secondhand three and four wheel electric scooters and wheel chairs. Call Fred Reddecliffe at Electric Mobility Ashburton today. Phone 308-3602.

SPLIT dry firewood for sale. Pick up Rakaia. Phone 302-7034.

GARAGE SALES HOUSEHOLD goods. Drop saw. Odd timber, some Rimu. Garden arbour seat and furniture. BBQ. Computer table, printer. Butchers block, etc. 8am, Saunders Road.

GARDENING The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287



0800 278 583



landscape supplies

• Bark • Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302


for 200

Assembly Of God Sunday Meeting

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ATTRACTIVE and busty. No texting. Everyday. No W’s. Phone Zoe 021-023-39-259.


Nicholas McDowell Happy 8th Birthday on Sunday, Nicholas. Have a wonderful day enjoying all those tractors. Lots of love Mum, Dad and Ella.

Hannah Graham

Happy 6th Birthday Hannah. Love from Mum, Emma, Pom Pom and Melody. xxx


Happy first birthday to our only son. Love and best wishes from mum and dad, grandparents from Fiji, aunties and uncles from Fiji, Australia, Auckland and California and the rest of the families and friends in Ashburton.

Happy Birthday


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.

Guardian Classifieds Phone 307 7900

PEA straw for sale. Medium squares $45 delivered. Ashburton. Ph 302-6605.

GRAZING FLOAT hire - single, double and tandem. Reasonable rates. Morrison’s Saddlery & Feed. Phone 308-3422 anytime.

HIRE FUNCTION/party equipment available for hire. Marquees, tables, chairs, glasses, cutlery, cooking equipment, heaters and more. See U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open Mon-Fri 7.30am5.30pm; Sat 7.30am-5pm; Sunday 8am- 12.30pm. Ph 308-8061 A/H: 308-7460

HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION AKAROA - CHARMING, spacious holiday home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all electric heating. Sky, all mod cons, short walk to village.. Phone Brian 307-8000 or 308-6180.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, April 13, 2013

WEEKENDservices medical services HML ( Homecare Medical Limited) - Ring 0800 700 155

TUARANGI HOME (Cameron St) - DAILY, unrestricted visiting. Phone 308 1133. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm. ASHBURTON REST HOMES: ASHBURTON PUBLIC LIBRARY COLDSTREAM HOUSE — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. Saturday 10am-1 pm; CAMERON COURTS — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. Sunday 1pm – 4 pm PRINCES COURT — DAILY, unrestricted visiting.

for FREE 24 hour health advice.




VICTIMS SUPPORT GROUP ~ 24 hour number East Street Pharmacy, 182 East Street, will be open from - Freephone 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) - direct dials 9.30am until 12.30pm on Saturday and from 10am until 12 to a volunteer. Ashburton office - 307 8409 week-days, noon on Sunday and from 6pm till 7pm both evenings. 9am - 2pm - outside of these hours leave a message on answer-phone. HOSPITAL VISITING HOURS ASHBURTON HOSPITAL ALCOHOL DRUG HELPLINE - Call us free on GENERAL WARDS - (Medical and Surgical): DAILY, 2pm (0800 787 797). Lines open 10am - 10pm seven days. until 4pm & 6pm until 7.30pm. Children must be accompanied LIFELINE - Toll-Free Number: 0800 353 353 by an adult. CHALMERS WARD (including Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation Unit) - OPEN VISITING. community services MATERNITY WARD - DAILY, 10am - 8pm. Husbands and patient’s own children may visit the patient from 7am - 10pm. ART GALLERY

3.20pm. Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm.

service, phone Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700.


If you do not have or cannot contact your regular dentist, please Hours: Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm. phone 027 683 0679 for the name of the rostered weekend ASHBURTON MUSEUM dentist in Christchurch. Hours 9am-5pm, Saturdays, Sundays Baring Square East, Ashburton. Phone 308 3167 and Public Holidays. Open Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 4pm Closed Statutory Holidays only. helpline services Groups by arrangement - phone 308 3167

METHVEN & RAKAIA AREA - For weekend doctor Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or 027 857 2133 or and emergency details please telephone the Rakaia Medical visit for more information. Centre, ph 303 5002. If you want to drink that’s your business, if you want to stop Ashburton Hospital DOES NOT provide an accident and that’s ours. emergency service. Except in cases of emergency persons requiring medical attention must consult their own or the duty MENTAL HEALTH - Call free on 0800 222 955. Ask general practitioner. Persons subsequently requiring treatment for the Crisis Team. at Ashburton Hospital must have a general practitioners referral SAFE CARE - ~ 24 hour rape and sexual assault note. crisis support. Phone 03 364 8791

In the event of medical or accident emergencies DIal 111 animal services DOG, STOCK & NOISE CONTROL - 24 hour



This service is for emergency medical care only. Please remember your Community Services Card. Allenton Medical Centre, Harrison Street, will be the duty practice for Saturday and Sunday until 8am Monday. They will hold surgery from 10am until 12noon and from 6pm until 7pm both days. No appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 9139. Emergency phone until 8am Monday 0800 700 155.


WEEKEND EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: All enquiries - Inspector John Keeley, 308 4432 or 0274 342 646

MID CANTERBURY ANIMAL SHELTER Contact (cats) Andrea 021 892 939 or (dogs) Dawn 021 828 350



ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE FAST POST: Mon - Fri 6pm STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm POST DELIVERY CENTRES — Allenton: Mon - Fri 5pm Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm Methven: Mon - Fri 4.30pm Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS — Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm

CARE VETS - Ph 308 2327, 246 Tancred Street. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is: Refer to Riverside Vet Ent. Saturday morning clinic: 10am - 2pm. ASHBURTON VET SERVICES LTD - Ph 307-8565. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is Lisa Morrish. Full emergency service all weekend. CANTERBURY VETS - Phone 307 0686, West Street Clinic, Main Road, Methven. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is: Catherine Hughes. Ashburton Saturday morning INFORMATION CENTRES clinic: 9am - 12 noon. ASHBURTON — Sat 10am until 2pm. Sun CLOSED. VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Phone 307 5195, cnr East Street and Public holidays from 10am until 2pm. Phone 308-1050. Smithfield Road. The duty vets for emergencies this weekend METHVEN — Saturday and Sunday 10am until 3pm. are: Large: John Achten, Small: Judy Wilks. Saturday morning Phone 302-8955 or clinic: 9am - 12 noon. VET ENT RIVERSIDE - Phone 308 2321, 1 Smallbone Drive. The duty vets for emergencies this weekend are: Large: Lorna BUS DEPARTURES Reservations and timetables, 24-hour service. Freephone for Humm. Small: Ann Hodge. Full emergency service all weekend. reservations: 0800 802 802. BUSES — Southbound: 9.30am, Saturday morning clinic: 9am - 12 noon.

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Rise 7:04 am Set 6:02 pm Good

Good fishing Rise 9:38 am Set 7:28 pm

Rise 7:05 am Set 6:01 pm Good

Good fishing

NZ Situation

A weak ridge over the North Island today moves away to the east tomorrow. A northerly flow develops over the country on Monday as a deep low moves southeastward over the Tasman Sea, moving onto the country during Tuesday, and then off to the east on Wednesday.

Rise 10:34 am Set 8:10 pm

Good fishing Rise 11:26 am Set 8:57 pm

First quarter

Full moon

Last quarter

19 Apr 12:33 am

26 Apr 7:59 am

2 May 11:16 pm

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Fine apart from areas of coastal cloud in the morning. Northeasterlies about the coast, light winds inland.

99.0 2.80 5.33 38.2

Canterbury Readings to 4pm yesterday Temperatures °C

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa


Ashburton Airport Average

Timaru Airport Average

Rainfall mm

min grass 16 hour Apr 2013 min to date to date

16.6 11.2 10.4 17.6






Christchurch Airport 19.9 11.0 Average

FZL: Above 3000m

Fine apart from areas of cloud near the divide. Wind at 1000m: Northwest winds 20 km/h developing. Wind at 2000m: Northwest winds rising to 40 km/h.


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max gust

47.4 183.0 SE 30 20

5.2 20


82.8 NW 50 160

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Rain developing. Northeasterlies turning southeast.


Rain developing about the divide, with scattered falls further east. Northeasterlies turning southeast.


Occasional showers, southerlies.

Showers clearing. Southwest breezes.

World Weather Forecast for today


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 9:45 am, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 1:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 9:30 am, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 9:00 am, yesterday

Rise 7:06 am Set 5:59 pm Good

Fine. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: Light.




Source: Environment Canterbury 5:38


Fine, apart from areas of morning and evening cloud about the coast. Northeasterlies about the coast, light winds inland.

FZL: About 3000m

Fine with increasing high cloud. Light winds, Increasing high cloud. Northwesterlies northeast about the coast. easing at low levels and tending strong northerly about the tops.

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NZ Today


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MONDAY: Fine, high cloud increasing. Light winds.



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Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Fine, morning cloud. Northeasterlies. TOMORROW: Fine with light winds.




Ashburton Forecast

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Ashburton Guardian, Saturday, April 13, 2013


Ashburton Guardian, Saturday, April 13, 2013