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BOND, Freda Margaret – On Friday July 12, 2013. Passed away peacefully at Tuarangi Home, Ashburton. In her 85th year, Dearly loved wife of the late Jack. Loved mum, mother in law and friend of Hazel and Peter Elder, the late Lynnette, the late Lindsay, Dianne and Lynton Molloy, and Jon and Kate. Loving and adored grandmum of DURHAM, Travis Lindsay Carlene, Cameron, and Donald – Greg; Kirsty, Nicole, and 08/02/1983 - 13/07/2008. Jodi; Phil, Kate, and Andy; When someone you love Kendall, Hugh, and Will; becomes a memory, their partners and her 14 the memory becomes great grandchildren. a treasure. Messages to Rapid 73, Beach When we remember your Road East, R D 7, Ashburton smile, 7777. A service to celebrate it brightens our day. Freda’s life will be held at St And the thoughts of your Pauls Presbyterian Church, warmth and love, Oxford Street, Ashburton on seems to soothe the way. TUESDAY July 16, Those we love don’t go away, commencing at 1.30pm. they walk beside Followed by interment at the us every day. Ashburton New Lawn Unseen unheard, Cemetery. but always near, Paterson’s Funeral Service’s Travis’ life is a beautiful FDANZ Ashburton. memory no one can steal. Mum, Dad, Clayton and Jane. BOND, Freda Margaret – Passed peacefully away July 12, 2013 at Tuarangi Home, Ashburton. Dearly loved daughter of the late Sef and Lexie Gibson. Loved sister of Mary and Colin McKay (both deceased) John (deceased) and Rose Gibson, Jessie (deceased) Ray and Pat Gibson and June and the TONKS, Muriel Jean – late Allen Howden. A loved Passed away two years ago fun aunty of all her nieces today. Loved and remembered and nephews and great every day. nieces and nephews. Always Love Rowan and Marg. loved and remembered.

COULTER, (nee Hopewell), Diane – Of Ipswich, Queensland. Dearly loved wife of Walter (Wally), much loved mother of Juanita, Simon, Dean, Lisa, and Claudine, and loving grandmother of their families. Passed away peacefully in Ipswich, July 10, 2013. A funeral service and burial will be held in Ipswich on MONDAY, July 15, 2013. of condolence Messages to 74/45 Sealy Street, Silkstone, Qld 4304, Australia. LEN RUSSELL FUNERALS Ipswich +61 7 3812 3122



Extra $2.7m for stadium By Susan Sandys In approving a $25.1 million contract to build the Ashburton stadium this week, the Ashburton District Council has committed $2.7 million above what it initially budgeted. The council’s original commitment set five years ago was $25 million, while the extra $5 million required for the $30 million project was to be raised in the community. But when the council tendered the $25.1 contract to build the stadium in-committee at a meeting on Thursday,

it had to commit an extra $2.7 million, as the cost of the project has risen from $30 million to $32.7 million. Chief executive Brian Lester said if the full costs of inflation were recognised in the new figure, it would be $34 million. So the $32.7 million was in effect “under budget”. Successful tenderer Naylor Love was the cheapest of three tenders before the council, and also had the highest quality rating. Mr Lester was among a group of council and Ashburton Stadium Complex Trust members who met at the building site of the project

yesterday. ACL is undertaking earthworks at the site, and building will begin in three to four weeks. Trust chairperson Maurice Myers welcomed the letting of the tender. “It’s another milestone that has been achieved, it’s a huge step,” Mr Myers said. Waiting for the “premium” riverside site had been well worthwhile, the town could continue to grow and the facility would remain in the centre. Councillor Robin Kilworth is a member of the project group involving the council and stadium trust, and was

at the first meeting when the stadium was first mooted in 1999, when its cost, for just a stadium at that stage, was $9 million. It was pleasing to see the project get to this stage. “We have some very talented up and coming young sports men and women and we need to provide for them,” Mrs Kilworth said. Mayor Angus McKay said he had had a couple of employers contact him yesterday since news of the tender being let, and they believed they would more easily attract new employees as the town was ensuring it had good sporting and swimming facilities.

WILSON, Pauline – Always in our hearts. Love Lynere, Nick, Helene, Kerry, Caitlin, Madison and Kezia.

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It is just three to four weeks before building of the EA Networks Centre will begin. From left are ACL general manager Gary Casey, Ashburton Stadium Complex Trust members Maurice Myers, Brian Leadley, Chris Robertson, mayor Angus McKay, LAMB, Gilbert Neil – Sandra, Peter and their council chief executive Brian Lester and project group member Robin Kilworth.

FOSTER, William Noel – On July 10, 2013, passed away peacefully at Coldstream House, Ashburton. Aged 82 years. Cherished father and father in law of Joanne and John Campbell (Ashburton) Kaye, and Janet Foster (Australia). Devoted grandfather of Jessica, Michael, Holly, Thomas, and Sarah. Great grandfather of Scarlett, Tyler, Charlene, and Tyrell. Dear friend to Shirley and her family. “We thank you for this friendship”. Messages to P O Box 237, Ashburton 7740. A very heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Coldstream House for the fantastic care given to Dad and for the support to our family in the last seven months. A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at Our Chapel, Cnr East & Cox Streets, Ashburton on TUESDAY July 16, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

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111 diary Incidents attended to by the Ashburton Police and Mid Canterbury volunteer fire brigades recently. Check out guardianonline., for up-to-the-minute updates on every fire callout in the district during the week.

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Ashburton’s Bill Mason was a government cadet at the town’s railway station, currently being demolished, in the 1950s.

Railway station memories By Susan Sandys Ashburton railway station’s demolition is triggering memories of the station from long ago. Ashburton’s Bill Mason was a government cadet at the station from 1957 to 1960, and lived in single men’s quarters of small one-room huts along West Street. He helped with the general running of the trains, booking customers, and offloading and loading goods. He was among three cadets altogether based at the station, and in addition there were five clerks, six office girls, one dozen ladies operating the tea rooms, five or six engine drivers, a fireman, guards, gangers and tappers.

The latter had to tap the wheels of the train when it stopped to check there were no cracked ones or loose bearings. “The train would go only if they were okay,” Mr Mason said. Some days were long, like the Sunday 81 wagons of sheep arrived from down south for R D Robertson of Coniston, and Mr Mason had to organise local transport companies to unload them all. Besides half a dozen workers’ huts, there were numerous other buildings in the vicinity of the station including a hall and social club for cabarets and other events. Mr Mason is saddened by the station’s demolition, and believed saving it would be

more worthwhile than building a new art gallery and museum, which was a “pink elephant” and a waste of money. The railway station building would have been an ideal backpackers’ lodge. Fellow Ashburton resident Maureen Bishop also has an association with the railway station going back decades. Her father, the late Norman Porter, was a ganger on the line from Dromore to Rakaia in the 1940s. Her family lived in a railway house at Dromore and Mrs Bishop would take the train home after school each day from Ashburton. The train left the station at 4.30pm, so she had over one hour’s wait, where she would do her homework in the ladies’ waiting room. The ladies’ waiting room

HRC against spy bill The Government’s controversial legislation extending the GCSB’s powers to spy on New Zealanders lacks sufficient checks against abuse of power or adequate transparency and accountability, the Human Rights Commission says. But Prime Minister John Key has hit back, saying the commission’s report is a poor piece of work that was submitted late, and it needed to do better if it was to continue to receive taxpayer funding. The commission yesterday released a report to Mr Key on the Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill, the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill and broader human rights matters

regarding surveillance. “The commission is concerned that the proposed bills are wide-reaching without sufficient safeguards against abuse of power. There is inadequate oversight and inadequate provision for ensuring transparency and accountability”, chief commissioner David Rutherford said. Mr Rutherford said the commission had employed its rarely used ability to issue a report directly to the Prime Minister, “due to the seriousness of the proposed bills’ measures and the need for proper oversight of the surveillance activities of intelligence agencies”. “We believe much of the public’s concerns could be alleviated if there was satisfactory oversight of surveillance powers.” -APNZ

was staffed by a woman and had a large open fire, long leather seats, and a ladies’ toilets, requiring a penny to use. A men’s waiting room was not as elegant, it had only wooden seats, but it also had an open fire. A refreshment room had a large wide curved counter and open fire, and there was an outdoor book stall selling books, magazines and chocolates. Each train travelled with an engine driver, fireman for stoking up coal, and a guard in the guard’s van at the rear of the train. She too was saddened by the station’s demolition. “I don’t think Ashburton or the council has any thought for old buildings, because there’s too many pulled down,” Mrs Bishop said.



ewspaper readers do not like change so we are trying hard to make our impending revamp as smooth and convenient as possible. The daily newspaper is part of your daily routine and you depend on it arriving on time and knowing where you can find your favourite sections. On July 29 the Guardian will change its Monday to Friday editions from the current broadsheet format to the smaller compact size like the Weekend Guardian you are currently holding in your hands. We have used this f a new makeover no e w to incorporate a few other alterations that will days to go hopefully increase your enjoyment and create space for new segments. One new addition will be a revamped page two, which will be made up by lighter and humorous stories from Ashburton and around the world to brighten up your morning read. It will also include a daily events calendar to plan your day and a full index to navigate around the paper. The main change you will notice from the current page two is that the family notices will move to the back of the paper. However, for the readers’ benefit we will still run the names of those who have deceased on page 2 with the full death notices on the inside back page. One other major improvement will be the inclusion of a full puzzles page. We have listened to your feedback and will be publishing a daily page of puzzles which will include two crosswords, two Sudoku puzzles, and the much sought after code cracker. We hope you will enjoy the new Guardian but please continue to send us your suggestions and ideas.





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Parent funds boost budgets By Myles Hume Mid Canterbury parents who refuse to pay school donations may not realise how far the extra funds go for cashstrapped schools. Schools spoken to by the Guardian earlier this year said they only saw about 60 per cent of parents paying school donations, which helped foot the cost for extra activities and equipment schools need. Some of the district’s schools are currently sending out donations accounts, usually ranging from $40 to $80 a year, to parents before the term two break. Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president Neil Simons said schools would only “have the basics” if it wasn’t for school donations or other fundraising ventures including school fairs and peastraw sales. “New Zealand schools are one of the lowest funded per student by the Government, I think we are second to bottom in the OECD, but we are consistently ranked in the top five (academically), you have to ask yourself who’s making the difference,” he said. He said donations, or activity fees, could help pay for extra activities such as golf lessons, school trips, resources or visits from performing groups to help educate children. “We like to offer a bit more than the

plain old, and just ministry funding will give you the plain old . . . the extra money is the icing on the cake.” Schools could legally ask for money if it was an out-of-curriculum cost, but could not force parents to pay donations. Hampstead School principal Peter Melrose said about two-thirds of his school families made donations ranging from $45 to $60. He said he could not make parents pay, and made do with what they received. “That’s their choice (not to pay) and they may have their reasons behind it, but we can only carry on and do our best for the kids in our care. Some parents who can afford it choose not to because they are of the belief that education is free, which it is to an extent,” Mr Melrose said. Hinds School sent out their donations account this week, and principal Eric Davis was expecting up to 75 per cent of parents to pay them. It was something the school could not accurately budget for, but did rely on. “It’s becoming harder and harder for schools to make ends meet, and the ministry, all in all, does make the effort to keep up with the cost of living when setting operational grants,” Mr Davis said. “But the gap between what they used to provide and what it currently can provide does get wider which means schools have to be pretty vigilant with how they spend.”

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Youth centre humming A one-stop shop for teens with a vibrant and warm atmosphere only make up part of the Ashburton’s Base Youth Centre today. For those involved it is a far cry from their old earthquake-damaged premises across the road, with the new and improved version now attracting up to 40 youngsters between 10 and 14 in the summer months, offering a raft of activities including arts and crafts, table tennis, Playstation and TV.

This week the Base Committee held an opening evening where (above, from left) Kyla Wilson, William Lowe, Lucy Toward, Jayden Williams and Base Youth Centre co-ordinator Stacey Smith joined several others to showcase the centre’s growth and place in the community. Ms Smith said Base was proud of how far it had come after some tough times and praised its diverse atmosphere which now includes the Hype Youth Health Centre.

‘Justice finally been done’ By Katie Holland Menzies Hallett has shown little or no remorse for the callous killing of an innocent man and now he will probably die in prison, a court has heard. In the High Court at Rotorua yesterday Justice Ailsa Duffy sentenced the 72-year-old Rotorua man to life imprisonment for the 1979 murder of Turangi service station attendant Rodney Tahu. Justice Duffy did not impose a minimum nonparole term, as in 1979 a court was legally unable to do so. However in effect Hallett will not become eligible for parole until he has served 10 years, she said. Hallett was found guilty of the murder in May, after walking free for almost 34 years. Justice Duffy told Hallett he had showed little or no remorse for the “callous, brutal, senseless and cowardly killing of a helpless, wounded man”. She said Hallett had pulled into the closed service station just after 1am on August 16, 1979 wanting oil for his car. Mr Tahu refused to reopen so Hallett called him a “black b******” then shot three times - the first shot missed, the sec-

ond one hit Mr Tahu in the shoulder. Hallett then stood over the 32-yearold father-of-two and shot him through the head. Justice Duffy said the best words came from the victim impact statement of Colin Hair, who is married to Mr Tahu’s widow. “He [Hallett] has had every opportunity to do the right thing, to put his hand up and express remorse, to try to put things right in some way but he hasn’t. Instead he has ducked and dived and done everything possible to try and avoid responsibility,” it said. Justice Duffy said during the trial, Hallett first accepted then challenged the admissibility of his ex-wife’s evidence before trying to claim provocation. Since the verdict he had refused to talk to the writer of his pre-sentence report about his offending, she said. “Not once have you expressed any sorrow or regret for your actions to the family of the man you killed.” Mr Tahu’s sister Linda Rarere read a victim impact statement on behalf of her siblings in which she spoke of the “horror” her family had gone through for 33 years. Earlier, Rotorua Crown solicitor Fletcher Pilditch

described the final fatal shot as “nothing short of an execution”. Hallett’s lawyer, Paul Mabey QC, told the judge his client had health issues and the reality was he would die in prison. Mr Mabey argued a life sentence would be “manifestly unjust” because of the passage of time and Hallett’s age and personal circumstances. That was rejected by the judge. After the sentencing Tahu family spokesman Mr Hair said at last the family could put the case behind them. “I think justice has finally been done,” he said. “We will wake up tomorrow and start again.” There had been no winners, he said. “Justice is something that needs to be done, I’m not sure it needs to be celebrated.” The case was believed to be the longest running cold case to result in an arrest. Hallett confessed to his estranged wife hours after the killing. However the law at the time prevented people giving evidence against their spouse, so he never stood trial. After the law changed in 2006 the case was reopened and Hallett was again charged, with his ex-wife the key prosecution witness. - APNZ

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Abandoned backpack yields surprise Veterinarian Catherine Hughes with the kittens, which were abandoned at Canterbury Vets on Thursday afternoon. An Ashburton vet unwittingly let the cat out of the bag – in fact two cats. Staff at Canterbury Vets noticed a black backpack, with the words Hustle, Loyalty and Respect printed on it, had been left in the shop. The bag was probably dumped during the rush hour, when animals were being discharged and bills paid. Catherine Hughes, a vet at the clinic, opened the bag in the hope it would reveal the owner’s name. But rather than the school books she was expecting, two black and white kittens emerged. The half-grown kittens, a male and a female, were both wearing flea collars, and appeared to be healthy “We would like to talk to whoever left them here,” Ms Hughes said. “We would have preferred they had spoken to us before they left them actually, but it’s too late for that now.” If the cats’ owners cannot be found, the cats will be rehomed.

Within two years slow internet speed will be just a bad memory in Ashburton. Chorus has confirmed the final stages of its rollout of ultra fast broadband in Ashburton and that will see the last two suburbs, Allenton and Netherby brought up to speed by June 2015. And when the last piece of fibre-optic cable is laid, Ashburton will be one of the first towns in New Zealand where every home has the option of warp speed internet connection. Moving into 21st century connectivity will then be up to individual home owners. Connecting to ultra fast broadband is as simple as choosing a service provider who will then contact Chorus to install fibre optic cable from the street to your house, said Chorus corporate affairs manager Ian Bonnar. For street side houses that connection is free, but where cable is run some distance there may be a charge. The uptake by residential customers of UFB had not been

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Telecom was working closely with Chorus to prepare the local network in Ashburton ready for users and Ms Wilkinson said the company expected to have it’s Ultra Fibre package available in Ashburton by the end of this year. As an interim step Ashburton people could use the very-highbit-rate digital subscriber line (VDSL) which is seen as a stepping stone to UFB, she said. “This has some of the benefits of a UFB connection, particularly faster download and upload speeds. Customers are given

the flexibility to shift to Ultra Fibre as soon as they are ready, without being held back by their contract.” Chorus is now in year four of its deployment of Ultra-Fast Broadband in Ashburton. When it completes work in it year four and five, it will have made UFB available to more than 250,000 New Zealand homes and a similar number of businesses. The Government has a target of 57 per cent UFB coverage by June 2016. Timaru and Oamaru will join Ashburton in having their network completed by June 2015. By the end of 2019, Chorus will have extended the reach of its existing 29,000km fibre network to deploy UFB past more than 830,000 urban homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and medical facilities throughout New Zealand. On-line maps outline areas of New Zealand in which UFB is currently available and also show areas where work will be completed by June 2016. www.

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What does it offer? Ultra Fibre can deliver a huge jump in capacity and speed for internet users and that will mean better on-line television and video, faster upload and download speeds and the ability for multiple users to be on more devices at the same time. How do I connect? When Chorus has finished laying fibre in your street you need to contact a telecommunications service provider to order a UFB-based service. They place an order with Chorus who will arrange to connect your home to the new fibre network through an

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optical network terminal. A modem will be placed in your home but once in place, this cannot be moved because the fibre will be connected directly into it. What service providers are available in Ashburton? Currently only Snap is listed as a provider, other providers will progressively come into the UFB market. Telecom released its UFB package in March and this will shortly become available in Ashburton. What does it cost? For street side houses the connection is free but there may be a

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Schools snub assessment tool By Myles Hume Claims that a new tool will help teachers accurately judge where their pupils sit academically have been rubbished by the spokesperson for Mid Canterbury schools. Yesterday it was revealed the New Zealand Principals’ Federation, along with other education representatives, had unanimously voted to boycott the trial and development of the Progress and Consistency

Tool (PaCT). The Ministry of Education said it wants the computerised tool to be used by all schools by 2015 to help judge national standards in reading, writing and maths and provide consistency across the board. In opposition to national standards, Mid Canterbury principals have said each school’s judgment on a child was different, which was sometimes evident when pupils changed schools within the district, so they should not be

used as high stakes data or to compare schools. Their spokesperson Neil Simons said he backed the move for schools to turn their backs on PaCT because it would not provide consistency even though it was designed to. “It won’t be because it requires the teacher to put in the information, it doesn’t mark the work. Each teacher’s interpretation is different and it’s not valid data,” Mr Simons said.

Currently, teachers used their own judgment and other assessments to judge where a pupil sat in relation to national standards, however PaCT would mean that teachers “punch in the data and it spits out a result”, Mr Simons said. “The fact there are all these organisations asking us to boycott it says something.” The Ministry of Education said it had met hundreds of teachers and school leaders to ensure it developed and tested a tool that meets their needs

and feedback had helped its design and development. Mr Simons said national standards would narrow the curriculum, forcing schools to “teach to the test” so their results appealed to parents. He defended each school’s individuality and freedom to create their own curriculum, something he said the ministry should look to protect, not threaten. “Education has the potential to kill creativity, but we want to create it,” he said.

Snow gone from high country

Mid Canterbury high country farmers are almost clear of last month’s storm, which dumped up to a metre of snow on their properties. “Nor’westers have brought a welcome thaw to the South Island’s high country,” Federated Farmers high country chairperson Chas Todhunter. Mr Todhunter, who owns Glenfalloch Station in the Rakaia Gorge, said brassica crops were now accessible to stock and most farmers had established normal winter feeding routines. “Seeing the North Island is now taking a bit of a beating, it makes all farmers deeply appreciative of the early warnings we received from the MetService. As a high country farmer, I know they’ve invested a lot of effort to improve their snow predictions and it is working,” Mr Todhunter said. “The MetService forecasted the Photo Susan Sandys June snow as they did last year.  The warnings have been accurate, timely and extremely helpful. “While we all secretly hope the forecasters get it wrong, we also know an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Mount Hutt College Year 7 students had plenty of bed-time style when they went to school yesterday. It was the school’s annual World “From experience it is far easier Vision fundraising mufti day and this year students had to wear their pyjamas. Students got into the spirit, bringing along a gold coin and to muster sheep before the snow sporting all manner of colours and styles. than when you are up to your armpits in the stuff.” On behalf of Federated Farmers high country section, Mr Todhunter publically thanked the Rural Support Trust and the volunteers, many who dropped everything to assist farmers in By Myles Hume need. “That same appreciation In search of an opportuextends to the councils and utili- nity to further herself, Mid ties and their workers and con- Canterbury GP spokesperson tractors.  They did a ton of hard Rachael Norman admits it will work clearing roads, fixing power be tough to leave behind the lines and getting us back online place that provided the first with the rest of the world,” Mr chapter of her career. Todhunter said. The Sealy Street Medical Centre GP will leave Mid Canterbury in October, uprooting her family to take on a new life in South Port on the Gold Coast. “It’s been something I have considered over the years, but the move will give me an opportunity to build my career,” Ms A house fire in Invercargill that Norman said. left a woman in hospital early yesLanding her first GP job terday morning is being treated in Ashburton in 2007, Ms as suspicious. Norman, who is currently the A Fire Service spokesman said spokesperson for the district’s emergency services were called to doctors, said it would be tough the fire on Princes St at 2.46am. to take her children Maddie, Photo Kirsty Clay 120713-KC-027 A woman was still inside when 11, and Connor, 9, Marks firefighters arrived but managed out of school and away from Leaving for Australia are (from left) Connor Marks, 9, Rachael Norman, Philip Marks and Maddie Marks, as to get out. friends, while her husband Ms Norman, the district’s GP spokesperson, looks to build on her career. She was taken to hospital. Philip Marks departs his role The fire was being treated as as an intensive care paramedic here ... one of the highlights a great place to raise a family by Welsh doctor Sion Dafydd and a new GP spokesperson here in Mid Canterbury is the and we have lots of friends.” suspicious and a fire safety officer for St John. Ms Norman will be replaced will be appointed in September. has inspected the scene. - APNZ “I’ve been really lucky to work people, the location has been

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Frosted windscreen earns $150 fine By Myles Hume

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A motorist who drove Ashburton streets with frosted windows threatened the safety of other road users yesterday, and paid the price for his “abysmal decision making”. Ashburton police stopped a driver on Havelock Street yesterday morning, who had only partially cleared his windscreen before driving in busy early morning traffic. “The risk the motorist took resulted in a $150 infringement offence notice but it could have been so much worse had a crash resulted from his inability to see a hazard,” Mid Canterbury Highway Patrol Sergeant Steve Burgerhout said. With Mid Canterbury well into the colder winter months, he said

it was important motorists had clear vision as sunstrike and icy roads started to play a role in accidents. “Police are urging drivers to use a little common sense, and spend some valuable time before driving to ensure that their windscreens are clear of frost,” Mr Burgerhout said. “A little bit of time to ensure your visibility is not restricted is vital and this includes side and rear windows if these are frosted over. Making up our own mind to do what is right rather than having to be told gets us a long way to where we would like to end up.” It was a common issue police dealt with year-to-year, however they would not be easing up on motorists who continued to ignore the safety and welfare of other road users, he said.




























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Andrea and Allan Thompson look forward to the arrival of their adopted grandchildren, who are heading to Mt Somers for the holidays.

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Who’s minding the kids? Arranging childcare over school holidays can be a dilemma for working parents and caregivers. Relatives, neighbours and friends often fill the breach, along with a variety of holiday programmes. Reporter Brayden Lindsay looks at some of the options available in Mid Canterbury. Nine-year-old Kristin and her twin sisters Erin and Renee, seven, are heading to the home of Andrea and Allan Thompson, their “adopted” grandparents in Mt Somers for the holidays. The girls enjoy spending time with them. Mrs Thompson, known to the girls as Nanny, said they have arranged a variety of activities to keep their young charges entertained. “Allan will take the girls to Christchurch on Monday, then we will take them horse riding in Staveley, ice skating if it’s open

and hopefully to the edge of the snow line on Mt Somers, where they can play in the snow, and a trip into Ashburton.” Keeping the girls busy is not a problem for Mrs Thompson because they enjoy doing anything. “If it’s wet they will read a book, draw some pictures, make some crafts and even watch a movie,” she said with a grin. Like many grandparents, Mr Thompson said dinners can be somewhat intriguing. “We have to sometimes cook three different dinners some

nights, but it’s fine we only do it while they are here,” he said. This shows just how much grandparents enjoy having their grandchildren around for the holidays. For many families, homebased childcare is not an option, and there are a variety of holiday programmes available to mind children. Hit Play, SKIDS, St David’s Church, OSCAR and Sport Canterbury are providing services over the holidays. Hit Play was formed in May by La Tisha Richards and Peter

Van Den Dorp, who are taking time away from their regular jobs to run the holiday programme. Mrs Richards thinks Hit Play will be an immediate success. “The children are going to enjoy it, we have activities set up for them, which are sporting and leisure based, to keep them active over the holidays,” she said. Hit Play can accommodate up to 50 children, but is limiting numbers over the winter to 30. “This is just so if we are required to go inside, we can cope with the smaller space,” Mrs Richards said. Spaces are full for the first week, but a few spots remain in week two. Introduced in 2008, SKIDS provides children with more than just the sporting and leisure activities. SKIDS programme manager

Anna Russell said she was looking forward to seeing how many children would attend the holiday programme. “I am expecting a good number of children to attend - we had 19 last holidays so something similar would be nice.” She said the programme had been well thought out. “They will have loads of fun.” St David’s Church, which has run holiday programmes for many years, was expecting upwards of 60 children. St David’s holiday co-ordinator Isobel Gentle is excited about these holidays. “We have a range of crafts organised for the children.” A healthy morning tea is available for the children, consisting of a drink of water, homemade cookies and an apple. OSCAR and Sport Canterbury also have holiday programmes available.

Where to find help What’s on during the holidays • Hit Play runs from 8.30am till 5.30pm throughout the school holidays at Allenton School. • SKIDS is based at Hampstead School and provides an all day programme. • St David’s Church is running a holiday programme during the second week of the school holidays from 9.30am to noon July 22-26. • OSCAR runs a holiday programme throughout the school holidays from 8.30am to 5.30pm at Ashburton Borough School. All of the holiday programmes are for 5 to12-year-olds.

Hit Play is running a fear factor, a have-a-go course which the police will challenge children on, emergency services based activities and a range of other sporting and leisure activities will be available for the children. SKIDS will have a different themed day, each day, where the children can dress up. The

activities are based around what the dress up theme is and a weekly trip which will be to the movies and the community pool. St David’s Church is running a range of crafts during the second week of the holidays for school children, as well as talks by locals in the community such as Liam Kennedy-Clark,

who will talk about their lives and what they have done. OSCAR programmes are more than child-minding services. They are opportunities to provide leisure and recreation which may help enhance the children’s school learning. Sport Canterbury is also running activities throughout the holidays.

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Ashburton College Senior Ball, 2013

Finally . . . the college ball is on Excitement and jubilation was plastered across the faces of Ashburton College ball-goers last night, after a somewhat lengthy build-up to the biggest night on the local teen social calendar. Dubbed Enchanted 2.0, more

than 400 teens from across the district emerged from their chosen modes of transport for the ball which was put off until last night after wild weather forced organisers to postpone on June 21.

Beauticians, hairdressers and dress fitters have been run off their feet this week, but their hard work was all worth it as the teens turned up looking their finest. Details surrounding the Enchanted theme were kept

under tight wraps, but the hard work of the college ball committee ensured the Hotel Ashburton was transformed into a wild wonderland for all ball-goers to look on in appreciation. Finishing at 11.45pm, those at

the ball shifted on to the less formal side of the night, letting their hair down at the after-ball function, organised by college pupils and the Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drugs Service, and ending about 3am.


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Wolfreys toast 60-year union By Brayden Lindsay Sixty years on and still going strong, Arthur and Wilma Wolfreys are showing no signs of slowing down after celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday. The couple who first met at a dance in 1950, have been together ever since and tied the knot at Baring Square on July 11, 1953. Mr and Mrs Wolfreys have lived in Ashburton since they were married and despite having occasional thoughts about leaving the town they remained faithful, other than a few trips overseas. Eighty-one-year -old Mrs Wolfreys said they had thoroughly enjoyed their 60 years together. “We are very proud to be able to have come this far in life,” she said. Their special day back in 1953 was incredibly similar to what the weather produced for their anniversary, Mrs Wolfreys said.

“It snowed in Methven in the morning, it was cold in town and then the sun came out just like it has today. Everlasting sunshine,” she said Mr Wolfreys said the secret to their long and happy relationship was loving each other’s company. “We have just both enjoyed each other’s interests,” he said. “It’s quite easy, do as you’re told,” he said. Dancing was something the Wolfreys enjoyed, especially sequence dancing which they did together for 30 years. They were also involved with vintage car rallying for close to 40 years and loved heading away together and relaxing in their caravan or motor home throughout New Zealand. The couple celebrated by going out for lunch, and later over a meal with family and friends. They received congratulatory cards from the Queen, John Key, Sir Jerry Mateparae and Jo Goodhew on reaching their 60th Wilma and Arthur Wolfreys reminiscing on a brilliant 60 years of marriage. anniversary.

Tenants pay price for rental home shortage By Sue Newman A growing number of Ashburton families, caught in a rent rise trap, are being forced to take whatever is offered to put a roof over their heads. As property managers’ waiting lists grow, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find good accommodation that families can afford, renters are saying. Several renters have contacted the Guardian concerned at the rising cost of renting in Ashburton, saying competition for good accommodation was tough. Most say they take the first property they view but others say they cannot even make it onto the prospective tenants’ list. One renter said she had taken a property without viewing it. The fire wasn’t working but she was so desperate to keep her daughter in her school zone she had little choice. “I can’t believe that it’s costing almost $2000 in bond money to secure this property. We are new to the area and the whole process has been so stressful.” For Natalie Marchant, the arrival of a second baby meant she and her husband had to give up their two-bedroom flat in Allenton and move across town to Netherby. “We needed a bigger home and we couldn’t’ afford to get one in Allenton. We’re in Netherby and we’re paying $260 a week for a three-bedroom house with a heat pump.” For Mrs Marchant, that means a daily trip across town to take

Long waiting lists are forcing rentals up in Ashburton.

her daughter to Allenton School. Finding a rental in Allenton would cost at least $300 a week, she said. “We can’t even think about that, it would put too much stress on us. You feel like you’re caught between a rock and a hard place. We’re good hard workers who want the best for our family but you have to make do with what you can afford.” During the 18 months they

had lived in their current flat, their rent had gone up about $15 a week, she said. “We’re not big income earners. We go from pay to pay each week.” Mrs Marchant says she’s better off than many renters. “I know one woman who was in Netherby who wanted to move to Allenton to be closer to her daughter’s school. She moved back home with her parents to

save the money but while she did that rental prices went up anyway.” Others who responded on the Guardian’s Facebook page told similar stories – landlords who were very picky about tenants, landlords who refused to let properties to larger families. But there are landlords who say letting a property is stressful because of the numbers of people who are desperate for a home. Long waiting lists, are forcing rentals up, but not to unreasonable levels, Ashburton’s real estate agents say. The average is now between $280 and $300 a week, with several people on the waiting list for any property that came up, Property Brokers’ Hamish Niles said. “But we don’t just rent to anyone. We’re tough with our tenants. You have to be, it’s someone else’s asset you’re dealing with.” Properties were being snapped up as soon as they came back into the rental pool, Ray White manager Jill Quaid said. “There are plenty of tenants and not enough houses. The big things everyone is looking for is good heating, off street parking and plenty of garaging.” It was now standard practice for tenants to provide good references and to undergo a credit check, she said. Trade Me has 31 properties listed for rent in the Ashburton District, with the most expensive in Ashburton at $410 for a three bedroom house. Most are listed at $300-$350, with one at $390 and several under $300.

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Contempt for petrol price rises By Brendan Manning Drivers across Auckland yesterday voiced their contempt for “ridiculous” rising fuel costs. BP and Z both increased the cost of a litre of 91 octane fuel to a record 227c yesterday - only a week after a 7c rise. The chains also announced a rise in their diesel prices by 3c a litre. At BP on Halsey St, where a litre of 91 unleaded cost 226.9 cents and a litre of diesel 157.9c yesterday, North Shore Taxis driver Raed Saeed said the rise was “very bad” because cab fares hadn’t gone up at the same rate. “It affects our income. We’re not like a private car [user], we can’t use it less, we can’t just take public transport.” Mobil, on the corner of Karangahape Rd and Ponsonby Rd, was charging customers 224.9c for 91 unleaded and 153.9c for diesel. Customer Robert Williams, who usually spent around $150 a week on petrol, said the hike was “ridiculous”. “Driving less is not an option,” he said. However Dallas Rata, said he usually spent $50 a week on diesel and hadn’t noticed the change because he “doesn’t really look at the price”. Small business owner Chris Langdon, who was filling up his diesel 4WD for the first time since last week’s price hike said fuel was a “necessary evil”. “I run a business so I’m tied to my car unfortunately.” Gull, which traditionally charges less than the industry heavyweights, was selling regular unleaded petrol for 219.9c and diesel for 151.9c at its Kingsland outlet yesterday. -APNZ


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Special award for busy Jessica Jessica King says she is honoured to receive a Sir Peter Blake Young Leader award. The bubbly 12-year-old nominated herself for the award after hearing about the awards through her Hinds School newsletter. Jessica, who is in year 8, is popular among pupils and involved with many leadership roles including being Green house leader, secretary for the school council, student librarian and part of the student newsletter team. “I am really happy, it’s pretty cool.” Winning the award was a privilege for Jessica because

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of the qualities Mr Blake showed. “It’s great that I was chosen out of the people who applied, it is such a very special award about a special person.” Jessica is hoping to continue being a leader at school, so she can set an example for fellow pupils to aspire to in the future. Hinds School principal Eric Davis said it was a credit to Jessica and the qualities she had shown at school. “She has shown great qualities as a leader, with her involvement as school secretary, being Green house leader and being a good student academically.”

Three Mid Canterbury youngsters were among 220 pupils acknowledged during the Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Week.

Kaleb rises to leadership roles Whether it’s on the sporting field or in the classroom, Mount Hutt College’s Kaleb Small is always there to show his peers the way. The year eight pupil was awarded with a Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award on Monday for his contribution to both the college and the Methven community. Described by his teachers as “mature and confident” he has been one of the standouts at the college this year. “Kaleb displays tremendous interpersonal skills when dealing with both his teachers and fellow students. His academic achievements are always to a high standard and he can set and evaluate realistic goals for his learning,” his teacher Rana Richards said. “He is tolerant towards others and treats all people equally. 

His teachers say you’d be hard pressed to hear a complaint from his peers about him.” Kaleb is always willing to take on leadership opportunities whenever they arise, and this is not only in the classroom. At a young age, he is already in the college’s 1st XI football team and plays hockey for the year 7/8 squad. His academic and sporting prowess also led him to the National Young Leaders Conference in Christchurch where he joined hundreds of other young leaders to hear from some of the country’s most inspirational leaders. “Kaleb always displays our school expectations of PRIDE, being Passion, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence for all,” Ms Richards said.

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Mount Hutt College pupil Kaleb Small receives a Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award from Westpac’s Robert Breen.

Isaac is a leader in sport, school

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It was a no brainer for Allenton School to nominate Isaac Bazley for a Sir Peter Blake Young Leaders award. Isaac Bazley (left) was nominated for the award by deputy principal Noel Batty who saw a raft of leadership qualities in the 10-year-old. Cricket is Isaac’s passion, but his leadership qualities stem to all parts of his life, from his sporting involvements, to schooling and even at home. Mr Batty, who teaches Isaac, said it was a straight forward decision to nominate him for an award. “Isaac is an inspirational leader on the sporting field and with his peers in the school setting. He is well behaved, polite and reliable.”

Mr Batty was proud of Isaac being the first ever pupil from Allenton School to receive the prestigious leadership award. “I could see the leadership qualities he shows. I contacted his sporting coaches and they agreed whole heartedly with me,” he said. Isaac is involved in a number of leadership activities through school and clubs; he is captain of his Allenton School team and Technical fifth grade cricket teams, captain of his Allenton rugby team, house captain of Kahurangi house and a peer mediator. Isaac, who is in year six, said it was an incredible achievement to receive an award. “I am pretty proud, very proud of myself for being a good leader.”

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Derek’s new lease on life his body and to gain a new and better life. “The major objective was my The day someone says to grandkids, but I also have a fair Derek Busch “mate, you’re a few things on my tick list that I shadow of your former self”, haven’t done, things I couldn’t he’ll be a happy man. do because of my health. And Derek’s always been big. things like biking and walking Check out his hands, they’re I want to be able to do with huge. He’s big framed and he’s Barbara and my grandkids.” tall. But check out his belly, A visit to his heart specialist that’s big too and that’s not so made him think. good. “He said my heart was perFor Derek, however, a big forming well but he thought I belly is rapidly becoming part should get the rest of my life of his past. He’s said goodbye to in order. He suggested I have his peak weight of 174kg, had a stomach staple and he sughis stomach stapled and he’s gested I undergo a sleep apnoea well on his way to becoming a test.” new man. The test revealed that Derek Big bones, a tall frame, were had been waking up 54 times in part of his problem, but he a one hour period and occasionnow admits there was plenty ally 54 times within 40 seconds. of weight on that frame he’d He also discovered that he’d acquired simply by eating and been a chronic snorer. Solving drinking too sleep apnoea much. He’s not was simple – a middle of the an air monitor night fridge-raid- His specialist said machine, but er and hasn’t getting the rest he could be a been a person to of his life sorted go chasing sec- good candidate for was not so easy. ond and third His specialist bariatric surgery said helpings, but age he could and inactivity be a good candicaught up with him. date for bariatric surgery – surBig was what Derek had lived gery that reduces the stomach with for decades, although, as a size to ensure weight loss. It is young man size had never been not a quick fix, but with detertoo much of a problem. mination and attention to his “When I was a boy I put on diet, the surgeon said it would a stone (about 6kg) a year and be Derek’s best hope of prolongplayed rugby. I was big in my ing his life and improving its 20s and 30s but I was working quality. hard. I was physically fit.” “My surgeon said I could The years ticked by and have in my lifetime 120kg lamb Derek’s physical activity dwin- chops and 100kg fillet steak dled. His appetite and his weight and when I’ve eaten them all, didn’t. Finally he decided some- I’ll die. He said I could have thing had to give - the decision them in 15–18 months, or have came down to his weight or his the operation and have them life. over 20 years. He really spelled Derek wants to be able to it out.” play with his grandchildren, to Several options were availwatch them grow up. He decid- able for bariatric surgery and ed he wanted to add years and Derek’s surgeon recommended quality years to his life. a gastric sleeve resection. But with his weight balloonIt’s an operation that requires ing and issues around the significant preparation in terms health of his heart, he knew of a six-week cleansing diet. his chances of doing those Surprisingly Derek found this things was diminishing by the reasonably satisfying. It was week. Some people might have about eating good food, plenty accepted that as their lot, but of it and ensuring spices and Derek was determined to turn herbs kept that food out of the back the clock, to right some bland category. of the wrongs he’d inflicted on “I was off beer, off all the good



By Sue Newman

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With his bariatric surgery behind him Derek Busch is getting on with life and enjoying feeling thinner, fitter and much, much healthier.

stuff, but in four weeks through the diet I lost 10kg. To be honest I wasn’t hanging out for other food.” His wife Barbara also changed her diet in support. His mates were supportive too, and while they had a beer, Derek had a lemonade. “It’s taken balls to do this, to be honest. I’m not worried about dying, but I’d like to stay around if I can,” he said. He’s also been through a raft of counselling to make sure he can deal with the procedure. And he spoke, pre-op with people who’d been through the same experience. The feedback has all been positive, the health benefits they talked of convinced him he was doing the right thing for himself and his family. “With the op I’ve had, it’s non-reversible. Once a piece of stomach has gone, it’s gone for good.” At his peak he tipped the scales at 174kg. Prior to the operation he talked with his surgeon about his eventual goal weight. He’s aiming for 110–120kg, a loss of more than 50kg. He knows the operation alone won’t get him there. “You have to be mindful that the op is just part of the course.

If you don’t eat right afterwards and eat healthy food, if you overstuff yourself your stomach pouch over time can still expand. If you abuse it, in five to 10 years the gains won’t be there.” Diet, exercise and willpower will remain an important part of Derek’s life. “The big issue I’ll have is because the pouch is so small it only has a small intake. I can’t get on the booze and rush away and have a big feed. There has to be a time delay and this will always be a challenge.” Derek’s operation took place on May 22. He was back home after just two nights in hospital, almost pain free. Four weeks after his operation he had lost 30kg and was looking forward to resuming a normal, albeit in smaller quantities, diet. He’s had a few beers, but it now takes almost an hour to drink one stubbie and he’s adjusting to seeing just three quarters of a cup of a casserole on his plate instead of a cup or two. “Psychologically I’m on top of this but it’s like anything you’ll have challenges along the way. It’s a bit like a cold day. You always want to be somewhere

in a warm climate on holiday.” He knows there will be occasions when his new, smaller stomach will object to something he’s eaten. It’s happened once, resulting in painful cramps. He’s already well into a new a new exercise regime that sees him walking 2-3 kilometres daily as well as riding an exercycle. And he understands that his weight loss won’t be constant. He’s been told he’ll lose a significant amount one week and then find the next week the loss is almost negligible. The key is not to weigh too often and not to get disheartened, he said. Derek is keeping an open mind on his eventual weight loss. He knows the target is 50kg but with 30kg already gone he’s already feeling healthier and fitter he’s non-committal about how low his weight might go. “There’s no guarantees here, we’ll just see what transpires. I’m looking forward to a new take on life, a greater quality of life. I’m 61 and I don’t believe I’ll ever be skinny but if I can lose the pouch and a few other bits and pieces I’ll be happy. I want to start ticking things off my list.”


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Comment OUR VIEW

Legal highs a sanctioned hazard Coen Lammers editor


ew Zealand politicians and some owners of dairy shops should be applauded for taking a stand against the plague of synthetic drugs in our society, Legal highs, as they were ludicrously named before the law change this week, have been a sanctioned hazard to our children and our community. For years the government failed to take decisive action and just tinkered on the fringes. Authorities have been banning specific products which would soon re-emerge in the market with a slight chemical alteration to circumvent the new rules. This absurd cat-and-mouse game has now become much more difficult for these ‘respectable’ drug dealers as the onus is on them to prove their products are not harmful to people. While politicians and other decision makers were dithering, local business owners were confronted with the carnage in their backyard and many have opted for ethics over profit. Every person visiting the Tinwald dairy of Ben and May Sun should congratulate the pair for their decision to take the products off their shelves. Profit margins are low in the corner shop sector, which is why often only hardworking immigrants have the stamina to take on such a venture. In a business where every cent matters, the synthetic drugs offer a massive source of revenue. The Sun family estimated that these products would earn them up to $20,000 a year and some dairy owners make over $100,000 a year from selling legal highs. Taking the drugs off their shelves voluntarily has been a huge financial sacrifice and hopefully their customers will appreciate their community spirit. The new Psychoactive Substances Bill quite rightly received overwhelming support in the house and will hopefully deal a significant blow to the synthetic drugs industry. The pretence that these products are not affecting people and their community is absurd as we can all see the damage which has been done in our own communities. The only reason to produce and purchase these substances is to create a chemical high equivalent to that caused by criminalised substances such as cannabis. There is absolutely no benefit in having this poison on the shelves and it will be interesting to see how the producers will be able to convince authorities that any new concoction will not be harmful to people. Some are concerned that animals will end up in the crossfire of this debate during the testing, but that can not detract from the enormous positive step our country has taken this week.

Banquets and baked beans M

any people from England, Ireland and Scotland seem to wash up around these parts, and come winter the collective longing for a celebration to break up the cold, dark months is satisfied by ‘Mid Winter Christmas’. While we tend to associate the festive season with barbecues and beaches, apparently our northern cousins seem to think chilblains are a necessary precursor to carols. So it was that flights were arranged, rental cars booked and place settings prepared for a South Island solstice soiree. Then came the forecast, predicting the worst storm in two decades. It seemed that Antarctica was to be the unexpected guest of honour. For someone who considers anything below double digit temperatures to be well and truly winter, the prospect of a snow storm was both exciting and slightly scary. I diligently listened to the news and the storm advice and after picking up a shovel and gumboots I headed on down to the store to stock up on essentials. Unfortunately, it seemed like everyone else in town had the same idea, and if Old Mother Hubbard had stumbled across the bakery section that afternoon she would’ve felt quite at home. I have never seen so many posters advertising the time of the next bread deliveries, but they were quite justified as the signs imploring customers to return later seemed to be all that was keeping anarchy at bay.


by David Fletcher


Everyone had rushed for the baked goods, so bread and butter pudding was off the menu, but luckily there were still plenty of chocolate biscuits and cream for our yuletide desserts. As a bonus, Plan B was totally snow-proof as it required no electricity to create. With drifts getting steadily higher outside and storm suggestions getting ever more ominous, this seemed prudent. As it was, any worries of a power outage was energy wasted. It snowed alright, but the end result was more of a snow globe dusting than the hunker down and resort to eating rats kind of a dumping. Our guests’ planes landed, Antarctica was toasted, and everyone had a double helping of Christmas cake. The northern hemisphere contingent felt quite at home, while those of us who hail from Down Under had a cultural lesson in mulled wine, Yorkshire pudding, and a festive season where the snow was not limited to the Farmers’ window display.

As a bonus, our stocks of emergency baked beans and cabin biscuits have remained intact for next time, and judging from the look of our fridge on Sunday morning, the leftover trifle and stuffing should see us through until the next snow falls.

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Weekend 2 - This entire column could

be dedicated to Australian Ashes hero Ashton Agar, but perhaps the most telling stat is that the 19-year-old became only the second debutant to bat at No 11 and top score in a test innings. Unlike Agar’s near-ton of 98, though, Sri Lanka’s Jayantha Amerasinghe made just 34 when he top-scored in 1983/84.


- Agar and Phil Hughes’ 10th-wicket partnership of 163 is the highest in test history, surpassing the 151 put on by New Zealand’s Richard Collinge and Brian Hastings in 1973. The Australian stand is also just the third time the final wicket partnership has more than doubled the team’s total.


- Southern Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler took this year’s ANZ


Championship by storm and the 1.98m Jamaican finished the competition with a record 666 goals. Fowler, 23, was named yesterday as the league’s MVP after also being named the competition’s best new talent during the week.

Lakers don’t want World Peace


- After a highly-publicised decisionmaking process, free agent Dwight Howard agreed to a four-year US$88 million ($112m) contract with the Houston Rockets. The 27-year-old spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers after playing his first eight years in the league with Orlando.

15 - When Michael

McGlinchey was a 15-yearold, he turned down a contract offer from Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United. More than a decade later, the All Whites’ midfielder will get a chance to face the Red Devils after being named in the A-League All Stars side playing United next weekend.

this week showing off a watch collection worth US$6.4 million (NZD$8.2m), writing in the caption, “And this is just one case.”



- Despite having 12 years left to run on his 15-year contract, New Jersey Devils ice hockey payer Ilya Kovalchuk has decided to retire from the NHL. The 30-year-old Russian was due to make another US$77 million ($98m) but decided to leave the league and will likely play in his homeland.

- Blues’ captain Ali Williams will play his 102nd and final game for the franchise when he takes the field at Eden Park against the Chiefs tonight. Williams, who has started all 16 games for the Blues this season, - Fewer than 1000 will head to France following the season to take up a contract with players remain on day three of the World Series of Poker’s Toulon. main event in Las Vegas. The US$10,000 ($13,000) buy-in event saw 6352 people pony up for the tournament. The winner will receive more than $8m and a coveted bracelet.




- There are 30 NBA players across 12 teams who could have their contracts “amnestied” during the next week. Under the NBA’s complicated collective bargaining agreement, teams can waive the contract of one player they had on their books prior to the start of that sea- APNZ son.

- For Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, renowned for his expensive taste, it’s all about having selection. The undefeated boxer posted a picture on his Twitter page

Set of six from the NRL By Michael Brown

Super changes The UK Super League will be cut from 14 to 12 teams from 2015 and may bring back promotion/ relegation. Clubs ruled out the option of cutting the league to 10 teams and asked the RFL executive to investigate two options. The first involves a 12-team Super League running alongside a 12-team Championship which would split after 23 rounds into three groups of eight. The other option is for two divisions of 12 with promotion and relegation. It’s hoped the changes will halt falling revenue and crowds. # Sticky situation The label supercoach is an overused cliche in much the same way players are routinely called stars, legends or icons, but Ricky Stuart’s membership of the club must be under serious threat. Sticky, as he’s known, started the NRL season with a winning record of

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52.5 per cent but that is slipping with every week - it’s now 50.4 and it’s not just because of what the Eels are doing this season. Admittedly, he had three good years with the Roosters (200204) when they won in 2002 and played in two other grand finals but, since then, he’s won just 38.3 per cent of his matches in charge. He won one Origin series as NSW coach, in 2005, but went down in both the 2011 and 2012 series and was also in charge when Australia lost the 2008 World Cup final. # Taking flight The Warriors said they would look into their travel schedule the next time they play in Perth after a difficult journey there last week. This came only days after Matt Elliott said the approach taken by the Breakers basketball side, which they adopted, was a good one. It wasn’t the Breakers’ fault, nor the Warriors’ for that matter, the plane was delayed by five hours. #

Game of the week The Bulldogs’ match against Melbourne tomorrow sees Doggies coach Des Hasler join his Manly mentor Bob Fulton as the only people to have coached and played in 250 first-grade games. It’s a significant milestone but more important for Hasler will be securing a win. The Bulldogs will want to take advantage of a weakened Storm side (Origin and injuries) to keep in touch with the top eight. Last year’s beaten grand finalists seem to take one step forward and another backwards and have failed to gain any real momentum this season. If they can’t win this, it’s hard to see them go very far this season. # Are you being served? Mal Meninga was looking forward to getting behind the bar this week, and not getting kicked out. The Queensland Origin coach took his squad to an idyllic locale on the Great Barrier Reef curiously named XXXX Island for a few beers as well as

“Bargain! Got it at the Methodist Goodwill Shop . . .”

“Budgie smuggling, now mouse

- Margaret H

smuggling - whatever next?” - Marg M

some golf, fishing and campfire stories. “I can actually go behind a bar, because where can they kick me out to? I’d have to swim back,” Meninga told reporters with a grin. “There are sharks there, I guess, and I am a fair meal.” # Pay as you go Kiwis players stand to earn some nice pocket money from this year’s World Cup, with the last collective agreement seeing payments double from A$25,000 to A$50,000 for being part of the winning team, down to A$30,000 for third. On top of that, the tab is picked up at virtually every other avenue - they probably have to buy their own presents for the WAGs though. The NZ women’s team presently playing their World Cup in England received some good support from Sir Owen Glenn and the Warriors but each member of the Kiwi Ferns still had to meet a $2000 fundraising quota. It’s hard to imagine SBW selling raffle tickets or organising - APNZ a sausage sizzle.

“Nothing like meeting the problem head on.” - Margaret H

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Metta World Peace yesterday under the NBA’s “amnesty” clause, the 14-year veteran promptly saying on Twitter he would play “for Yao Ming’s team in China”. World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, played a key role in the Lakers’ 2010 NBA title run, in his first season with the team. “It’s tough to say goodbye to a player such as Metta, who has been a significant part of our team the past four seasons,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in comments he posted on Twitter. “For anyone who’s had the opportunity to get to know him, it’s impossible not to love him.” He nailed a game-winning shot at the buzzer to eliminate Phoenix in the 2010 Western Conference finals and scored 20 points in game seven of the finals to help the Lakers seal their second straight championship. However, World Peace has also been suspended 11 times since 2003 - including a one-game ban last season for hitting Detroit guard Brandon Knight in the jaw. In 2004, he received one of the longest NBA bans in history for his role in a brawl with fans in which he raced into the stands in Detroit. Those issues no doubt made it easier for the Lakers to opt to “amnesty” him, which the Los Angeles Times estimated would save the team some $15 million in luxury taxes. The player, who competed for Chicago, Indiana, Sacramento and Houston before joining the Lakers, said he was excited by the prospect of a move to China, where retired NBA star Yao Ming is the owner of the Shanghai Sharks. “I’m going to play for Yao Mings team in china!” World Peace tweeted. “I can’t wait to arrive in Shanghai !!” - AFP

“That bloody Tonya Harding again . . .”  - Ed H

“Look Mum, I’m in the game!”  - Matt B

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Playing the dream It’s not every day you get to play alongside an All Black, and former Mid Canterbury prop James McLeod will be champing at the bit to get off the bench to get his chance today. All Black captain Richie McCaw has been named to start for Christchurch in his return to rugby following a seven month sabbatical, while McLeod has been named in the reserves for their Christchurch Metro section two rugby match against University for the DCL Shield. “Apparently I’ll get a good amount of game time and hopefully Richie will play the 80 so I can get a bit of a run with him,” McLeod said. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and always thought growing up “imagine playing with Richie McCaw,” and coming from Methven you don’t think you’ll get the chance but here it is.” It has been a strange week for the Christchurch side considering the “new boy” in the shed is a 116-test All Black. “The boys were pretty excited the first time he rocked in. People didn’t really know what to think. “I lifted him in the lineout, and it was a bit weird you’re standing there thinking I’m about to lift the All Black captain here”. “It’s just the same old at trainings but we were just trying to get him up with our systems, which is pretty interesting when you have to tell the All Black captain what to do.” It is shaping up to be the biggest game of the Metro club season - not in terms of importance in the competition, but in the crowd attendance. In McCaw’s last club game for

Christchurch in 2009 the crowd was estimated to be around 2000 people, but the club’s development manager Mike O’Donovan expects more, but said they can only estimate the numbers. “We don’t have a guy walking round counting, but we had about 2000 last time he played,” O’Donovan said. “This weekend’s game has received a lot more attention and hype so it could well be bigger, but we can only fit so many in.” Either way it will be an unprecedented crowd presence for many of the players, including McLeod.

The Chiefs have claimed the New Zealand conference title thanks to the Crusaders’ unimpressive 25-17 victory over the Hurricanes in Christchurch last night. The Crusaders needed a bonus point win to retain a chance of overhauling the champions, who play the Blues tonight in the final Super 15 round. But the Crusaders were lucky enough to even win the match, let alone launch a bid for four tries, only nailing the victory with a 79th minute try. The result protects the Crusaders’ home advantage in the qualifying playoffs, but coach Todd Blackadder will need to stir his troops into action following a lame effort in front of their home crowd. A nervous looking Crusaders couldn’t carry on from their storming form against the Chiefs in the previous round and were constantly under pressure from the Hurricanes, who appeared

University lifted the shield last weekend to add extra spice to the already well-hyped spectacle. Unfortunately McCaw’s comeback match coincides with McLeod being the comeback trail, with Matt Groom, who played for Mid Canterbury last year, and Sam Cottam given the start ahead of him. “I’ve had an up and down season with a few niggly injuries keeping me out here and there so I’m just getting back into some fitness and form now.” McLeod, who played for Mid Canterbury in 2009 and 2010 out of the Methven Rugby Club, joined Christchurch in the 2011 season which was also home to other former Methven products Matt Thatcher, who has missed this season with a shoulder injury, Hamish Limbrick, and the number seven jersey McCaw will wear today once belonged to Gary Redmond before he moved to Tasman last year.

• Debut for Woodman For most rugby players, their first competitive 15-a-side game will come at the local club. For Portia Woodman, it will come at Eden Park against England in the 1000th test match in women’s international rugby. Woodman has been named on the wing for the Black Ferns as they seek revenge over arch-rivals England tomorrow night, despite having never played competitive 15-a-side rugby. The top scorer at the recent Sevens World Cup in Moscow, Woodman certainly has the game running through her blood, with father Kawhena and uncle Fred having both represented the All Blacks. And now Woodman will become the latest member of her family pull on the black jersey, capping a meteoric rise which began less than a year ago. - APNZ

• Kiwis injured on Tour Both New Zealand riders were involved in a 20-man crash near the end of the 12th stage on the Tour de France yesterday. It was initially feared that Greg Henderson had broken his elbow, but he only received stitches and remains fit enough to continue. Jack Bauer ended up at the bottom of the pile after William Bonnet cut in front of him. “I think he was trying to avoid it and he went down. I must of flown a bit,” he said. “Made quite a mess of the old helmet.” “What a pile up wow! ... Was like being at bottom of a rugby scrum,” Henderson - HOL tweeted.

• Farah in for Gallen Richie McCaw and James McLeod in Christchuch colours

Crusaders home, but no bonus By Chris Rattue

“It’s going to be quite hard for a fair few people to stay focused as not many of us are used to that sort of crowd. “We usually get a few hundred for the big matches. “But I’m sure everyone will switch off and concentrate on the game,” McLeod said. “We’ve definitely got the drive for it. To get another win and the DCL Shield which is the important thing for us.” Earlier in the season Christchurch had the DCL Challenge Shield, taking it off High School Old Boys, but lost it to Burnside. They had a failed challenge to Burnside a few weeks ago, but

determined to put a brave face on their disappointing season. Rather than powering towards the finish line, the Crusaders gave the impression they were tying up and constrained by the pressure. That will strengthen the chances of Richie McCaw making an early return, at least from the bench, to reinvigorate their bid for a first title since 2008. A mountain of Hurricanes’ pressure midway through the second half created a Julian Savea try, and Andre Taylor’s conversion from wide out left the Crusaders with just an 18-17 advantage in a game of few great moments. The area where the Crusaders had a clear advantage was the scrums, and a tight head opened up a fabulous try scoring opportunity which was wasted by Tom Taylor, who took a double hit rather than shifting the ball into a gap. The Crusaders opened up an eight point gap when Andy Ellis charged down a TJ Perenara clearance and regathered to score - NZH in the corner.

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Just over 12 months ago Robbie Farah was labelled as being too soft to play State of Origin by Blues great Steve Roach. Next Wednesday, the 29-year-old will get the chance to write his name in the record books by captaining NSW to a first series victory since 2005. The Wests Tigers star replaces Paul Gallen as skipper after the 31-year-old admitted defeat yesterday in his battle to recover from a foot injury sustained in game two. - AAP

School visit a winner

Netherby and Bamford schools are hoping their first time meeting will lead to bigger and better things between the two schools. Bamford School from Christchurch visited Netherby School on Thursday to take part in the first ever exchange between the two schools. Netball and soccer were contested by the seniors, while the juniors and all the other pupils not involved took part in a variety of games, with both schools agreeing the exchange was not about the result, but about having fun. Bamford deputy principal Glenys Palmer said she was hopeful it was going to be the start of a good connection between the two schools. Left: Netherby School goal defence Willow Diedricks is all concentration as she attempts to grab the ball in her side’s netball game against Bamford School yesterday. Photo tetsuro mitomo 110713-TM-263


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Instant hero Weekend

By Ben Horne

Ashton Agar, smiling as always, salutes the dressing room as he passes the 50 mark

Ashton Agar batted his way into Ashes folklore by playing one of the most memorable innings in Test history yesterday, but the 19-year-old debutant says his real job is still to come. Agar was just nine years old when Steve Waugh hit a four off the last ball to score a memorable Ashes hundred in Sydney in 2003. Although he fell an agonising two runs short of such a milestone on day two at Trent Bridge, Agar earned himself Ashes immortality all the same and turned the first Test on its head. “To make a hundred in an Ashes Test would have been awesome,” Agar said after stumps were drawn yesterday. “But I’m super happy.” However, Australia still couldn’t claim to hold the balance of power and Agar believes his biggest contribution needs to come with the ball. England were 15 runs in front at 2-80 in their second innings with danger men Alastair Cook (37no) and Kevin Pietersen (35no). If star spinner Graeme Swann is given any kind of total to defend, he’ll back himself against Australia’s frail batting line-up. Picked as an offspinner on a wicket that’s turning and offering uneven bounce, Agar (0-29) is now desperate to strike before Swann gets his chance. “Because I’ve been put in the side to take wickets I’m still very, very hungry for that first wicket,” Agar said. “I think if we can break the (current) partnership the power will definitely be in our hands. “If we can get through them tomorrow, I think we can win this game.” Agar’s 98 from 101 balls as a No.11 batsman on debut was as mind blowing as it was record breaking. He arrived at the crease with Australia

98 runs behind and walked off with that same number next to his name. His 163-run final-wicket stand with Phil Hughes (81no) was also a new Test record and it saved a collapsed Australian batting order from the embarrassment of being a frightening 9-117. If anything, the heroics of Agar and Hughes served to cover a disaster for the Australians. On day one Australia lost their first three wickets for three runs in 18 balls. Then, just as Hughes and Steve Smith (53) looked to have steadied the ship early on day two, a tornado hit. Five wickets fell for nine runs in a 27-minute burst. It’s hard to imagine Australia winning the series if that kind of form continues, even if they do escape at Trent Bridge. On a day of high drama, England felt robbed by two decision reviews - one that could have had Agar stumped on six. Replays were deemed inconclusive and Australia totalled 280 for a 65-run firstinnings lead. The second call was particularly rough against England. The next ball after Joe Root had been dismissed by Mitchell Starc (2-15), Jonathan Trott was given out for a contentious lbw. Despite there being significant doubt over whether he nicked the ball first, the not-out decision by the on-field umpire was over-ruled upstairs. It emerged the third umpire was unable to see a crucial hot-spot replay due to a television blunder. England were reeling at 2-11 and sought an immediate explanation from the ICC. Australia’s former batting coach Justin Langer believes rising star Agar has the potential to bat as high as No.5 in the Test team down the track, comparing him to West Indies greats Clive Lloyd and Roy Fredericks. Langer is confident Agar, who now boasts a first-class batting average of 39.5, will thrive higher up the order in a few years. But he says the 19-year-old might find it hard to earn much of a promotion during the current series. “In the current Australian cricket team, it’s likely he’ll stay at 10 or 11, because Peter Siddle has been outstanding over the last 12 or 18 months with the bat, and James Pattinson’s got huge potential,” Langer said. “But who knows? “He might be a five, six or seven in the years to come.” Langer said Agar’s looseness was one of his biggest attributes. “His arms are like a hose in a swimming pool,” said Langer, who coaches Agar at Western Australia. “That’s why he was able to play through the leg side, through the off side, play the hook shot, hit back over the top. “That was the same as the Calypso cricketers we used to love as a kid. “I always thought (he reminds me of) Clive Lloyd or Roy Fredericks.” - AAP

Right: Phil Hughes begins the applause as Ashton Agar, still smiling despite being denied a century, walks off Trent Bridge the new hero of Australian cricket.



Record breaker Ashton Agar, 19, scored 98 from 101 balls on day two of the first Test. Agar and Phil Hughes’ 10th wicket partnership was a world record 163 * Surpassed Tino Best (95 v England, 2012) for highest individual score ever by a No.11 * Surpassed Glenn McGrath (61 v NZ, 2004) for highest score by an Australian No.11 * Surpassed Australia’s Warwick Armstrong (45* v England, 1902) for highest score and first 50 by a No.11 on Test debut * Surpassed previous highest 10th wicket partnership: 151, New Zealand’s Brian Hastings and Richard Collinge v Pakistan at Eden Park in 197273, and Pakistan’s Mushtaq Ahmed and Azhar Mahmood v South Africa at Rawalpindi in 1997-98 * Surpassed highest Australian 10th wicket partnership: 127, Arthur Mailey and John Taylor v England at the SCG in 1924-25 * Became the first Ashes No.11 in 117 years to top the scoring in an innings * 2nd fastest 50 on Test debut by an Australian, bringing his half century up off exactly 50 balls. Adam Gilchrist holds the - AAP record, with 46 balls.


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Lauren scores bronze By Jonathan Leask and APNZ Hinds cyclist Lauren Ellis has won bronze in the women’s omnium on day two of the international track cycling series in Adelaide. Australian Isabella King dominated the women’s omnium competition, finishing on only seven points, 11 points ahead of China’s Xiaojuan Diao on 18 with Ellis third on 21 points in her first international meet on the track since the London Olympics. Ellis was third in the flying lap and elimination and fourth in the points race to be on 10 points behind King, who won all three opening day disciplines with fellow London Olympian Jaime Nielsen is fifth. On day two Nielsen won the 3km individual pursuit with Ellis third behind King, who then won the 10km scratch race and the 500m time trial. Ellis was fourth in the scratch race and time trail to be third overall while Nielsen was second in the time trail to finish fifth. The nine-strong BikeNZ team is contesting the three tier one UCI events in Adelaide with the five days of competition carrying qualifying points for upcoming World Cup events, which in turn qualify riders and teams for the World Championships. Ellis and Timaru’s Shane Archbold both claimed medals on the second day in Adelaide, but it was a day when the Australians fought back on Thursday night. The hosts kept the New Zealanders off the podium in the highly-contested sprints and Archbold had to be content

with second in the men’s omnium on countback. Archbold, like Ellis, was making his post-Olympic return to the track and had a slender two-point lead over Australian Olympic gold medallist Alexander Edmondson after the first day. The pair could barely be separated on the second day as they contested the 4000m individual pursuit, 10km scratch race and 1000m time trial and finished on the same points, however, Edmondson was given the top

honours on countback. The second competition started last night, reverting back to sprints and keirin competition in two sessions and meant a fresh start to the omnium for Ellis.

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Sporting holidays By Jonathan Leask School’s out, but some students will still be representing their schools at the start of the holidays. Ashburton College and Mount Hutt College both have students in action the next few days competing in different sporting codes. Several swimmers from both colleges made their way north to Blenheim yesterday for the South Island Secondary Schools’ Championships. Cyclists from the two colleges and Ashburton Intermediate are off to Ruapuna for the South Island Secondary Schools’ today and tomorrow. The Ashburton College Girls’ 1st XV head to Oamaru for the South Island Girls’ Rugby Festival on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The two colleges also have their Year 9A and year 10A teams attending the South Island junior netball tournament at Hagley Park. The main winter tournament week falls in the next lot of school holidays when the schools send teams from the various codes to different tournaments across the South Island. Ashburton College intends to send a boys’ and girls’ 1st XI hockey and football teams while Mt Hutt had a mixed hockey team last year and a boys’ football 1st XI. The annual South Island Secondary Schools’ Netball Tournament is being held at Hagley Park this year with Ashburton College in A grade and Mt Hutt College in B grade. Ashburton will host the Gary Sowden girls’ hockey tournament in September, and Ashburton will host the South Island mixed tournament at the same time.



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U19s set for Nelson Four talented basketballers from Mid Canterbury have been selected in the Canterbury Country team to attend Basketball New Zealand’s National Under 19 Age Group Championships. Held in Nelson’s Trafalgar Centre, the Canterbury Country U19 men’s side is one of 15 teams from the throughout the

country, contesting for national honours July 24-27. Canterbury Country, selected from players from the North, Mid and South Canterbury districts, joins Southland, Otago, Canterbury Metro and Tasman as the South Island contingent, competing against 10 other sides from various districts in the North Island.

Three pools of four and one pool of three will play off for spots in the quarter-finals, leading into the semis and championship final. Jason O’Connor Josh Stempa, Cole Wilson and George Wilson were selected for the initial squad in early May, and have trained every second weekend since.

The squad attended a tournament held Queen’s Birthday weekend in Christchurch, from that weekend the final ten was selected. The four Mid Canterbury men join three North Canterbury and three South Canterbury players, with training now intensified in the final lead up to the nationals in a few weeks’ time.

They also travelled to Blenheim for a seeding tournament. Head coach for Canterbury Country Under 19 men is Danny Wilson, from North Canterbury. The local players wish to thank the community for their support as they raise funds to assist them in their journey to Nelson and assure all they will put in 100 per cent at nationals.

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Tears, tantrums and tri By Amanda Wright

You’ve lived through dirty nappies, 3am feedings, toddler tantrums, skinned knees and school bullies, so what is it about the word “teenager” that causes so much anxiety? Rolling eyes, slamming doors, tears and profanity, endless ungrateful demands for money, new clothes and rides to the shops. When you’re at the receiving end of such aggressive provocation, or completely the opposite when your tempered teen won’t even talk to you, it can be tricky to figure out the most effective parenting tactics to evolve through this stage. Unfortunately there is no magic cure for these issues, and every teenager is different and will require different attention. Firstly, take a deep breath and realise that you’re like every other parent. Even Barak Obama’s teenage children yell at him and tell him that they hate him, and he has the secret service to back him up! Every teenager will begin to develop ideas, values and beliefs that are different to those of their parents. This is part of the normal process of moving towards independence, and while it can be incredibly frustrating, you need to

realise that they are in the very confusing stage of trying to figure out exactly who they are. During this stage there will probably be partying, drinking, sex, drugs and heavy metal. They may come home with a tattoo. As much as you don’t want to admit that your wee prince or princess is growing up, being immersed within a range of cultures is good for their development. If you try to stop them from experiencing such things, the likelihood of them rebelling and immersing themselves deeper in a culture you don’t approve of is higher. Some of the best and brightest will admit to some unsavoury experimentation when they were teenagers, because curiosity and wanting to experience everything is a natural part of human behaviour. From other battlehardened parents who have lived through the teenage rampage, here is some great advice to remember when in despair. Listen more than you speak; we are all given two ears and one mouth. This is to reiterate that we should spend twice as much time listening as talking. Teenagers will often tell us more if we are silent long enough to give

them the opportunity. Encourage friendships; let their friends visit regularly. If you make your home a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment, your teenager’s friends will feel comfortable hanging out at your home. Even dedicate a room if you can to become a teenage den, where they can watch television away from younger children and parents. This is great, because at least you know where your teen is, and you have the opportunity to understand their friends’ personalities better. Introduce a low level of alcohol under your supervision; check with the other parents first, but don’t be scared to let the kids have a beer at your house while they watch sports on television. By introducing it at a safe level, drinking isn’t as big of a deal, so they won’t go to stupid lengths to rebel and break the law to try and obtain it somewhere else. And again, they are under your roof on a Friday or Saturday night. However, remember you are their parent, not their mate. Set clear boundaries and establish clear expectations of right and wrong. Be a loving parent; adolescence is a time when teenagers often struggle with their changing sense of

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iumph identity and despite their attitude, it’s important that they always feel loved. Tell them often. Demonstrate your love using whatever physical contact they are comfortable with. Celebrate their achievements, forgive their mistakes, listen to them when they have a problem and show interest in how they plan to solve it. Support them in their problem solving, because if they trust you to help them rather than scold them, they will come to you with their problems rather than letting them grow out of control. Encourage sport and other outside activities; an active teen is a happier and healthier teen in general. Taking part in sports is good all round for young teens; physically, socially, and mentally, according to numerous studies on the subject over the past few years. The results indicate that teenagers who are physically active or have other interests that they receive enjoyment from are more satisfied with their lives and feel healthier. So remember the motto of many parents with teens: We’re going through this together, and we’ll come out of it — together!

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Inflation dive continues By Jamie Gray Annual inflation is poised to slide to its lowest point since 1999 in the June year, marking the fourth straight quarter where it has undershot the Reserve Bank’s medium-term target band of 1 to 3 per cent, Westpac said. The bank said next Tuesday’s consumers price index would show a 0.2 per cent gain over the quarter, and annual inflation of 0.7 per cent - a new low point for this cycle - but the days of very low inflation were numbered. Westpac economists said in a commentary the steep rise in the New Zealand dollar over the last year created a “substantial downdraft” on the prices of internationally traded goods. “We believe this effect has

now peaked and if the currency extended its recent decline, it could become a significant inflationary force in coming years,” the bank said. With the New Zealand dollar index hitting a new postfloat high in the June quarter, another quarter of soft consumer price inflation was highly likely. “Persistently low inflation requires an ever-rising exchange rate - the trade-weighted index over the June quarter was up 7 per cent on a year earlier so even if the exchange rate steadies its depressing effect on prices will wane,” the bank said. “And if it extends its decline, it could become a major source of inflation.” Meanwhile, a strengthening economy, hot housing market and “massive” pressures on the building industry were a recipe

for higher home-grown inflation in the future, the bank said. Two themes would drive the June quarter figures - the New Zealand dollar and housing. The bank said the Kiwi, while it had started to fall since May, was still at a record high on average over the quarter. “A rising exchange rate puts downward pressure on the prices of imported and importcompeting goods, and we suspect that this depressing force reached its peak in the last year,” it said. The bank estimated that tradeable goods prices fell 1.3 per cent in the year to June, the steepest decline since 2004, which in turn was the steepest on record. Westpac said the pickup in the housing market could influence prices in a variety of ways including the purchase price

for new houses, rents, property maintenance, and legal and real estate agent fees. The bank noted that housingrelated inflation had been modest at a nationwide level but the pace was gradually increasing. Looking ahead, what happens to the New Zealand dollar would be crucial, the bank said. “Even if it were to hold steady, it would be less of a disinflationary force from here on. And if it extended its recent decline, it could become a major cause of inflation in coming years,” the bank said. “Either way though, we suspect that the NZ dollar’s long-running uptrend has broken.” The New Zealand dollar traded yesterday morning at US78.47c, down from a peak of US86.75c in April and a post-float high of US88.43c in August, 2011. - APNZ

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Business people from throughout Ashburton discuss possible business opportunities at the Ashburton Business Association networking night.

Networking nights prove successful Businesses in Mid Canterbury have taken a liking to the networking nights set up by the Ashburton Business Association. The nights are for businesses in Ashburton or surround-

ing towns to come along and meet other businesses and discuss the options of potential business. Networking nights are for any kind of business, from one man bands to businesses

featuring over 100 staff. Ashburton Business Association executive officer Sue Cooper said the nights had become a regular fixture for many businesses. “We had 18 businesses last

April and since then we have more than double to around 40 businesses,” she said. The nights run once a month and are held at different locations throughout the town.

Regulatory regimes in the cross-hairs The Productivity Commission has New Zealand’s regulatory regimes in its sights with the launch of an inquiry aiming to improve the design and operation of the nation’s watchdogs and rule-makers. Finance Minister Bill English and Regulatory Reform Minister John Banks want the commission look across the diversity of the country’s regulatory system with a view to draw conclusions

and recommendations to help future regimes and frameworks. “The government is asking the commission to provide insights that will assist it to design and implement regulation that is clear about its intended purpose and how that purpose is best achieved,” chairman Murray Sherwin said in a statement. “We will also be keen to understand what issues and challenges are faced by regulators, regu-

lated parties and other important stakeholders.” This is the entity’s sixth inquiry since it was set up in 2011 as part of an election deal between the National and Act parties, and modelled closely on its Australian counterpart. The terms of reference seek recommendations to “improve the design of new regulatory regimes and make system-wide improvements to the operation of exist-

ing regulatory regimes in New Zealand.” The inquiry is expected to create an overview of regimes and their regulators and to better understand influences and incentives on the regimes. “The commission should also specifically consider how improvements can be made to the monitoring of regulator performance across central government,” the terms of reference said. -APNZ

Stake in Synlait ‘sends a powerful message’ By Jamie Gray Federated Farmers said news that Holland’s FrieslandCampina had taken a 7.5 per cent stake in Canterbury’s Synlait Milk could herald a shakeup for the New Zealand dairy industry. Willy Leferink, Federated Farmers Dairy chairman, said while the the monetary value of the stake was modest at around $24.15 million, the investment decision by FrieslandCampina - whose revenues are similar to Fonterra’s - sent a powerful message. “You could describe the investment in Synlait as a ‘toe-dipping’ exercise but clearly there is an underlying desire to get exposure to New Zealand liquid milk,” Mr Leferink said in a statement. “FrieslandCampina easily has the financial means to acquire more of Synlait later if it so chooses,” Mr Leferink said. “Its cornerstone shareholding is to us more like a beachhead,” he said. The surprise arrival of FrieslandCampina - which was once headed up by the current chief executive of Fonterra Theo Spierings occurred this week when it acquired its stake during the so called “book building” exercise for Synlait Milk. China’s Bright Dairy will have a 39.1 per cent stake in Synlait Milk and Japan’s Mitsui will hold 8.4 per cent. Mr Leferink said it was significant that FrieslandCampina’s holding would sit alongside that of Bright Dairy and Mitsui. “The prize is clearly Asia,” he said, “While other investors have not meant much to Kiwi dairy farmers, FrieslandCampina most certainly will,” he said. “Having one of Europe’s largest cooperatives enter our market, albeit through a commercial shareholding, may just spark a discussion over how the domestic co-operatives will respond; Fonterra especially,” he said. While the focus of the last Dairy Industry Restructuring Act review was on Fonterra’s financial redemption risk, Federated Farmers was concerned at the potential for supplier loss. New entrants to the industry must buy shares for right to supply Fonterra and must purchase additional shares if they want to increase their supply to the cooperative. “Fonterra’s current model is that all suppliers, save for some, either have three seasons to ‘share-up’ or go onto contract milk,” Mr Leferink said. “Even with contract milk, you have to agree to share-up with Fonterra within six-years.” Sharing-up in Fonterra could only be done at “bank unfriendly” shares. “To us there has to be a change here.” Shares in Fonterra - which can only be owned by farmers - broadly match that of the Fonterra units which can be owned by the investment public. The units last traded at $7.36 compared to last year’s issue price of $5.50. Shares in Synlait Milk are expected to list on the NZX on July 23. -APNZ


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Ireland backs ‘life-saving’ abortion By Shawn Pogatchnik Lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted to back Ireland’s first bill on abortion, legalising the practice in exceptional cases where doctors deem the woman’s life at risk from her pregnancy, as the predominantly Catholic country took its first legislative step away from an outright ban. Exhausted legislators applauded the 127-31 vote, while outside the parliament gates abortion rights activists cheered as they watched the result on their smartphones. It capped a gruelling debate that locked lawmakers in argument that spread across three days. While the decisive outcome was expected given Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s lopsided parliamentary majority, passage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill did inflict damage on Kenny’s 2-year-old coalition government. Catholic conservatives vowed to drive his centrist Fine Gael party from power for violating its 2011 campaign pledge not to legislate on abortion. The government drafted the bill in response

to last year’s case of a miscarrying woman who died in an Irish hospital from blood poisoning nearly a week after being refused a termination. The death highlighted Ireland’s failure for two decades to draft abortion legislation in support of a 1992 Supreme Court judgment ruling that life-saving abortions, including to prevent suicides, should be legal in Ireland. Kenny, meanwhile, expelled five of his 74 lawmakers from Fine Gael’s parliamentary group for voting against the bill and said they couldn’t seek re-election as Fine Gael candidates. Strong support for the bill came from left-wing politicians, including Kenny’s coalition partners in the Labour Party, who favour much easier access to abortion. Many lawmakers in the roundthe-clock debate expressed hopes, or fears, that passage of the bill would put Ireland on a slippery slope to granting wider abortion rights, as has already happened in the rest of Europe. The island of Malta is the only other European Union member to outlaw the practice. The epic debate reflected

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Outside the parliament building, rival abortion protesters maintained a round-the-clock vigil. - AP

Inmates escape, set fire to prison Authorities were searching for scores of inmates, including terrorists, who escaped a crowded Indonesian prison that was still burning yesterday after prisoners set fires and started a deadly riot at the facility in the nation’s third-largest city. Thousands of policemen and soldiers are deployed around Tanjung Gusta prison to blockade roads linking Medan, the capital of North Sumatra, to other provinces were blockaded while fire brigades were battling the fires. About 200 prisoners escaped following the riot in which three prison employees and two inmates were killed. Officers deployed to hunt the escaped inmates have re-arrested 55 of them and still searching for remaining inmates who are still at large, said local police chief in Lt. Col. Nico Afinta. Three of 22 convicted terrorists have been recaptured. He said the prison employ-

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Police officers and firefighters stand outside the front of Tanjung Gusta prison that was set ablaze by inmates during a riot in Medan, North Sumatra ees who died, including a out from the prison while woman, were trapped and others set offices on fire and killed in an office building held about 15 officers capthat was burned by prison- tive inside the prison, prisers during the riot. on directorate spokesman The riot appeared to have Akbar Hadi said. All of the been triggered by a power hostages have since been blackout that knocked freed. out water pumps, leaving The facility holds nearly inmates without water. 2600 prisoners while its Inmates forced their way normal capacity is 1500,

Hadi said. Witnesses said gunshots were heard from inside the prison, and television footage showed security forces carrying a white body bag into an ambulance from the burning prison. The fire sent raging orange flames jumping several metres into the air and a huge column of black smoke billowing over the jail. Hadi estimated about 500 inmates were resisting calls to stop the riot and said an evacuation was planned for the safety of inmates who could become hostages as tensions showed no signs of easing. Vice Minister of justice Denny Indrayana, who is in Medan overseeing the operation, has requested evacuation of all inmates and appealed to those who had escaped to give themselves to the authorities. “Legal action will be taken to chase them, and tougher action will be applied to those who refuse to surrender,” Indrayana said. -AP

‘Dead’ candidate elected in Mexico By Mark Stevenson Prosecutors are investigating how a man certified as dead got elected mayor of a village in southern Mexico. Authorities say relatives of Lenin Carballido used a death certificate showing that he died of a diabetic coma in 2010 to convince police to drop an arrest warrant against him for allegedly participating in a 2004 gang rape. A living Carballido later ran in, and narrowly won, Sunday’s election in San Agustin Amatengo in Oaxaca state. In his campaign, he posted photos of himself all around the village of 1400 residents, with slogans like

Lenin Carballido poses for a portrait during his campaign in Oaxaca, Mexico. Now is the Time and United for Development. But shortly after his victory, the death certificate

surfaced with his full name of Leninguer Carballido. Officials in Oaxaca said the certificate had been drawn up and signed by a public registry official, but that the information had been faked. Carballido’s party, the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, known as the PRD, said it had been fooled by the candidate. “When he registered as a candidate, he presented all his paperwork, his birth certificate, a letter stating he had no criminal record,” said Rey Morales, the state leader of the PRD. “He fooled the prosecutors’ office, he fooled the office of records, he fooled electoral officials.” “If all this is true, he cannot take office as mayor,”

said Morales. Carballido didn’t answer his cellphone. Haydee Reyes Soto, the director of the Oaxaca public records office, said the registry official who drew up the fake death certificate used a real official form, signed it and stamped it with an official seal, and even listed it under a file number used to record a real death. “The form is real, what is false is the information,” Reyes Soto said, adding “the decision has already been made to fire” the official, Abel de la Rosa Santos, who is also being questioned by prosecutors. It seems unlikely that Carballido will be able to take office in San Agustin Amatengo. - AP

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DNA links suspect to Strangler victim By Bridget Murphy Investigators helped by advances in DNA technology finally have forensic evidence linking long-time suspect Albert DeSalvo to the last of the 1960s killings attributed to the Boston Strangler, leading many involved in the case to hope that it can finally be put to rest. DeSalvo’s remains will be exhumed after authorities concluded that DNA from the scene of Mary Sullivan’s rape and murder produced a “familial match” with him, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said. Conley said he expected investigators to find an exact match when the evidence is compared with his DNA. Sullivan, 19, was found strangled in her Boston apartment in January 1964. Sullivan had long been considered the strangler’s last victim. The announcement represented the most definitive evidence yet linking DeSalvo to the case. Eleven Boston-area women between the ages of 19 and 85 were sexually assaulted and killed between 1962 and 1964, crimes that terrorised the region and made national headlines. DeSalvo, married with children, a working-class Army veteran, confessed to the 11 Boston Strangler murders, as well as two others. But he was never convicted of the Boston Strangler killings. He had been sentenced to life in prison for a series of armed robberies and sexual assaults and was stabbed to death in prison in 1973 — but not before


he recanted his confession. Sullivan’s nephew Casey Sherman has for years maintained that DeSalvo did not kill his aunt and even wrote a book on the case pointing to other possible suspects. He said he accepted the new findings after concluding that the DNA evidence against DeSalvo appeared to be overwhelming. “I only go where the evidence leads,” he said. He thanked police and praised them “for their incredible persistence.” DeSalvo’s family was outraged police secretly followed his nephew to collect DNA for new tests. Attorney Elaine Sharp said the family also believes there’s still reasonable doubt he killed the Strangler’s last supposed victim. Officials stressed that the DNA evidence links DeSalvo only to Sullivan’s killing and that no DNA evidence is believed to exist for the other Boston Strangler slayings. State Attorney General Martha Coakley, however, said investigators hoped that solving Sullivan’s case might put to rest doubts about DeSalvo’s guilt. Conley said the “familial match” excludes 99.99 per cent of suspects but isn’t enough to close the case. Attorney F. Lee Bailey, who helped to obtain the confession from DeSalvo, said the announcement will probably help put to rest speculation over the Boston Strangler’s identity. Bailey had been representing another inmate who informed the attorney that DeSalvo knew details of the crimes. Bailey would later represent DeSalvo. -AP

• Kremlin goes paper Got an old typewriter in your garage? Call the Kremlin, they need some. Russia’s Federal Protective Service, a KGB successor agency in charge of protecting President Vladimir Putin and his officials, has placed an order for 20 typewriters and is ready to pay $750 each for them. The agency believes it’s necessary to expand the use of typewriters following disclosures of sweeping US National Security Agency surveillance programs by leaker Edward Snowden. -AP

• Body count up to 24 The first victim of a runaway oil train’s explosive derailment in a Quebec town has been dentified, more than five days since the disaster, which left behind a scorched scene so dangerous that it slowed the search for 50 people presumed dead. Police said four more bodies had been found, bringing the total found to 24. -AP

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Self-confessed Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo minutes after his capture in Boston. DeSalvo confessed to the string of 1960s killings but was never convicted. He died in prison in the 1970s.

A new report released to mark the 16th birthday of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls says 57 million children around the world are not going to school, and half live in conflict-affected countries. The UN education and cultural agency UNESCO and Save the Children released the study ahead of the first public appearance at the United Nations by Malala Yousafzai, who returned to school in March after medical treatment in Britain for injuries she suffered in the October attack. -AP

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Gemini 22 May - 21 June Taking matters firmly in hand on the home front may mean reorganising personal or family schedules to get the most out of the day. Similarly, exploring ways to be creative in the kitchen may bring praise and appreciation. Money-wise, the movement of Mars suggests a hot talent could positively nurture your bank account.

CAnCer 22 June - 23 July Though you may have plenty of commitments in the form of letters, emails or phone calls, you may find yourself thinking back to the past. Items with sentimental value may bring back scenes in vivid hues. A previous goal or idea can seem much more relevant. With the arrival of Mars in your sign you have the tools to push forwards.

Leo 24 July - 23 August The practical aspects of life contrast with spiritual impulses, bringing inspiration and intuitive guidance for daily living. Today’s earthy Moon may set you thinking about how you can finance a long-held ambition. This is an especially good time to gather creative ideas that you can later use for art, problem-solving or exploration.

VirGo 24 August - 23 September The Lunar focus on your sign helps highlight your best qualities, your awareness of style and taste and your love of helpful and practical gestures. Team efforts, whether for business or pleasure, should make achieving any goal much easier as your input may be invaluable in helping things to run smoothly. Look to network at every turn.

LibrA 24 September - 23 October Although Mercury continues to backtrack in the most visible part of your horoscope, this might not be such a bad thing. An opportunity might come around again and this time you may be ready to seize the chance. Prepare yourself to step into the limelight. This can be a fabulous time to be seen and appreciated for the things you do well.

sCorpio 24 October - 22 November Follow your desire for a fun and an upbeat social evening but consider breaking with routine. Instead of going out with the same crowd, let your feelings guide your choices regarding what you do and who you invite along. Don’t feel guilty about a friend whose company may seem irksome. Determine to enjoy yourself on your own terms.

sAGiTTArius 23 November - 21 December The Moon’s association with Mercury retrograde might suggest a need to rework a schedule or check the small print on something you are thinking about. You may want to locate resources to finance an idea that has entrepreneurial potential. Yet for now it may be better to mull rather than take action. Shrewd planning is essential.

CApriCorn 22 December - 20 January If you’re heading into new territory, there’s no need to go it alone. Today’s line-up encourages you to enlist a partner or friend to help you out to make the journey more enjoyable because quite often two heads (or more) are better than one. A relationship may reveal potentials that you hadn’t been aware of previously.

AquArius 21 January - 19 February In the realm of shared resources you’re not usually one to take risks without doing your homework first, yet something like a gym subscription or a club membership which could actively transform your life may seem like a sound investment. If you’re looking for a better job, employ some positive self-talk to create the right mindset.

pisCes 20 February - 20 March A partner, friend or family member may have words of encouragement, especially if you’re exploring artistic or creative potential. You may decide to connect with a teacher or coach who can give you some practical know-how and help you to progress. Romance-wise, whatever your relationship status there is the chance of a really good night out.


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, July 13, 2013






6.00 Te Karere. (R, T) 6.30 Hyundai Country Calendar. (G, R, T) 7.00 Rural Delivery. 7.30 Fair Go. (R, T) 8.00 The Claim Game. (G) 8.30 60 Minute Makeover. (G, R) 9.30 Come Dine With Me Omnibus. (G, R) 12.00 There’s No Taste Like Home. (G) 1.00 Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook. (G, R, T) 1.30 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals. (G, R, T) 2.00 The Chase. (G, T) 3.00 Four Weddings. (PGR, R, T) 4.00 First Crossings. (PGR) 5.00 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge. (G, R) 6.00 ONE News. 7.00 Hyundai Country Calendar. (G) 7.30 Coasters. (PGR) 8.00 Dishing Up Australia With Al Brown. (PGR) Al discovers a little piece of Italy, alive and well in Mildura, Victoria. 8.30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. (New, AO) Australian drama series in whicn Miss Phryne Fisher sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of 1920s Melbourne, solving crime with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. 9.45 Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent. (AO) A disgraced former police officer is shot dead at a drug dealer’s flat, leaving behind an implausibly glamorous widow. 11.15 FILM: When Harvey Met Bob. (2010, AO, R, T) 1.30 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 3.30 Neighbourhood. (G, R, T) 4.00 Infomercials. 5.30 The Key Of David.

6.00 Special Agent Oso. (G, R, T) 6.25 Jake & The Neverland Pirates. (G, R, T) 6.50 Small Blacks TV. 7.10 Matt Hatter Chronicles. (G, T) 7.40 Phineas And Ferb. (G, R, T) 8.05 Generator Rex. (G, T) 8.35 SymBionic Titan. (G, R, T) 9.00 Angry Birds Toons. (G, T) 9.05 Young Justice. (PGR, T) 9.30 Just The Job. (G, R) 10.00 Totes Maori. 10.30 Neighbours Omnibus. (G, R, T) 1.00 Shipwrecked: The Island. (PGR) 2.00 Hell’s Kitchen. (PGR, R, T) 2.55 Bunheads. (Final, PGR) 3.50 Mitre 10 Dream Home. (R, T) 5.00 Just The Job. (G) 5.30 According To Jim. (G, R, T) 6.00 Wipeout USA. (G, T) 7.00 Mitre 10 Dream Home: Offcuts. (T) 7.30 The Voice Australia. (G, T) 9.10 FILM: Over Her Dead Body. (2008, AO, R, T) Paul Rudd, Eva Longoria Parker, Jason Biggs. When his fiancee is killed on their wedding day, the grieving groom finds love again with a psychic, but it’s not long before the spirit of his late lover reappears. 11.05 FILM: Balls Of Fury. (2007, AO, R, T) 12.50 Live At The Apollo. (AO, R, T) 1.50 Wonder Woman. (AO, R, T) 3.05 The Celebrity Apprentice. (G, R, T) 4.40 Small Blacks TV. (R) 5.05 Totes Maori. (R) 5.30 It Is Written.

6.00 Charles Stanley. 6.30 Trade Zone Gone Fishin’. (G, R) 7.00 Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (G, R) 7.30 Knight Rider. (G, R) 8.30 Infomercials. (G) 9.30 The Nation. 10.25 Both Worlds. (G) 11.00 3rd Degree. 12.00 The Little Couple. (G, R) 1.00 House Rules. (PGR, R) 1.55 The X Factor NZ. (G, R) 4.00 Go On. (Final, G) 4.30 Last Man Standing. (G, R) 5.00 Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (G) 5.30 ITM Fishing Show. (G) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (G, T) 7.30 Ice Road Truckers. (PGR, T) 8.30 SVU: Special Victims Unit. (AO, T) A patient in a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a sexual assault. 9.30 Blue Bloods. (New, AO, T) 10.30 Outrageous Fortune. (AO, R, T) 11.30 Law & Order: Los Angeles. (AO) 12.30 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) NRL. Round 17. Highlights. 12.30 The Crowd Goes Wild Omnibus. (G, R) 2.40 MasterChef USA. (PGR, R) 3.45 Must Be The Music. (G, R) 4.30 Getaway. (G, R) 5.00 Wildlife Patrol. (G, R) 5.30 Prime News. 6.00 Australia’s Got Talent. (G) 7.30 New Tricks. (PGR) 8.35 Wife Swap UK. (PGR) The Burkes believe in living a life far removed from the rat race while the Howes live hectic, separated lives. 9.40 Rugby. (G) Super Rugby. Blues v Chiefs. 11.40 Mayday. (G, R) 12.40 Home Shopping. (G)

SUNDAy 6.00 6.35 6.45 7.35 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 10.30 11.00 11.30 11.55

Rural Delivery. (R) Gardens Of The World. (G, R) Sunday. (R, T) Tagata Pasifika. (R) Praise Be. Attitude. (T) Q+A. Marae Investigates. Waka Huia. (T) Neighbourhood. (T) Fair Go. (R, T) Coronation Street Omnibus. (PGR, R, T) 1.50 Sea Otters – A Million Dollar Baby. (G, R, T) 2.50 The Voice Australia. (G, R, T) 6.00 ONE News. (T) 7.00 Sunday. (T) 8.00 The Food Truck. (G, T) Chef Michael Van de Elzen tries yet again to win over the Chinese with his vege packed Chinese takeaways at the Auckland Lantern Festival. 8.30 Mr Selfridge. (New, G, T) UK drama series which follows characters whose lives and fortunes are entangled with the founder of the magnificent department store, Harry Selfridge. 9.50 The Midwives. (Final, AO, T) 11.10 Soccer. FIFA. U20s. Highlights. 12.10 Q+A. (R) 1.20 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 3.30 Infomercials. 5.30 Believer’s Voice Of Victory.


6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 Good Morning. 10.00 The Chase. (G, R, T) 11.00 Coach Trip. (G) 11.30 House Guest. (G, R) 12.00 ONE News. (T) 12.30 Emmerdale. (PGR, T) 1.30 Come Dine With Me. (G) 2.00 Winners And Losers. (PGR, R, T) 3.00 Renovation Game. (G) 3.55 Te Karere. (T) 4.25 MasterChef Australia. (T) 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat. (G, T) 12.50 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.30 Infomercials. 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere.


6.00 Special Agent Oso. (G, R, T) 6.25 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. (G, R, T) 6.50 Fireman Sam. (G, R, T) 7.00 What Now? (R) 10.00 Shortland Street Omnibus. (PGR, R, T) 12.30 FILM: The Next Karate Kid. (1994, PGR, R, T) 2.45 Angry Birds Toons. (G, T) 2.50 Mad. (PGR, T) 3.00 The Carrie Diaries. (PGR, T) 4.00 Ellen. (G) 4.30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. (G, R, T) Ashley decides there’s more to life than the controlled environment of Bel Air and secretly transfers from private to public school. 5.00 Hart Of Dixie. (G, T) After George confesses his feelings to Zoe, she must make a tough decision between George and Wade. 6.00 Girl vs. Boy. (T) 6.30 The War At Home. (G, R, T) 7.00 FILM: Pirates Of The Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. (2011, PGR, T) 9.45 The Big Bang Theory. (PGR, T) Wolowitz thinks he’s found the love of his life, until his new lady meets Leonard. 10.45 FILM: Scream 4. (2011, AO, T) 12.50 The Walking Dead. (AO, R, T) 2.40 Infomercials. 3.15 20/20. (R, T) 4.00 It Is Written. (R) 4.40 Anderson. (PGR, R) 5.30 Infomercials.


6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Tiki Tour. (G, R, T) 6.55 Supernormal. (G, R, T) 7.20 ScoobyDoo! Mystery Incorporated. (G, R, T) 7.50 Generator Rex. (G, R, T) 8.15 Franklin. (G, R, T) 8.40 Mike The Knight. (G, R, T) 8.50 Fireman Sam. (G, T) 9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 10 Things I Hate About You. (G, R) 12.00 Cougar Town. (PGR, R, T) 12.55 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.00 My Kitchen Rules. (PGR, R, T) 3.40 Spongebob Squarepants. (G, R, T) 4.05 Beverly Hills Chihuahua. (2008, G, R, T) Drew Barrymore, Piper Perabo, Andy Garcia. 12.05 Good Vibes. (AO) 12.30 Rookie Blue. (AO, R, T) 1.30 Infomercials. 2.30 Desperate Housewives. (AO, R, T) 3.20 Police Women Of Dallas. (AO, R) 4.10 Anderson. (PGR, R) 5.05 Just The Job. (G, R, T) 5.30 Infomercials.

SUNDAy 6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 9.00 9.30 10.00 11.55

Life TV. (G) 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 King Of Dirt. (G, R) 1.30 King Of Dirt. (G, R) 2.00 Dog Patrol. (Final, PGR, R, T) 2.30 Emergency Heroes. (Final, PGR, R, T) 3.00 Motorsport. Speedway Grand Prix. Round 4. From the Czech Republic. 4.00 Motorsport. New Zealand Off Shore Power Boat C’ship. Round 6. 4.25 Motorsport. Moto GP. Round 7. From Assen. 5.00 PlaceMakers Big Angry Fish. (G, R) 5.30 The Simpsons. (G, R, T) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 The X Factor NZ. (G) 8.35 FILM: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen. (2009, AO, R, T) Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox. The battle for Earth continues when Sam learns the truth about the Transformers’ origins and joins Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in their epic battle against the Decepticons. 11.35 Chicago Fire. (AO, R, T) 12.30 Blue Bloods. (AO, R, T) 1.30 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. (PGR, R) 2.00 The Dr Oz Show. (PGR, R) 3.00 Top Chef. (G, R, T) 4.00 Rachael Ray. (G, R) 5.00 Entertainment Tonight. (G) 5.30 Home And Away. (G, T) 12.00 Sons Of Anarchy. (AO, R, T) 1.10 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 City Impact Church.

MOVIE Balls Of Fury TV2, 11.05pm Ex-ping-pong star Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) finds trouble when the FBI recruits him for a secret mission: win an underground ping-pong tournament to bring down the evil Feng (Christopher Walken), thus avenge his father’s death. Director Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!: Miami) calls his latest offering “a huge comedy with tiny balls”. Think Dodgeball with paddles.


6.00 Religious Programming. 10.30 Sport Box. (G) 12.00 Rugby League. (G) NRL. Eels v Panthers. Highlights. 1.00 Hot Property. (G, R) 1.25 Recruits. (PGR, R) 1.55 Toyota Grassroots Rugby. (G) 2.55 The Magicians. (PGR, R) 4.00 Rugby. (G) Super Rugby. Highlights. 5.00 The View From River Cottage. (G, R) 5.30 Prime News. 6.00 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G) 6.30 Nigella Feasts. (G) 7.00 Storage Wars. (G) 7.30 Antiques Roadshow. (G) Fiona Bruce and the team head to Scotland to visit St Andrews University, where amongst the items under scrutiny by the experts is a small bowl believed to have been owned by Bonnie Prince Charlie. 8.35 Weekend Murders: Midsomer Murders. (AO) She was to elope and live happily ever after but Harriet Farmer was attacked the night before her wedding and a year later wakes from her coma. 10.35 Scott And Bailey. (AO, R) 12.35 Home Shopping. (G)

MONDAy 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 12.00 1.00 2.00 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) George Cross Heroes. (PGR, R) Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G, R) Six contestants take turns in the hot seat answering questions of varying difficulty in the quest to win $1 million. 3.30 Getaway. (G, R) Enjoy the wonders of the world from the comfort of your chair as the Getaway team takes you to some of the most beautiful and fascinating destinations in the world. 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 that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000 each night. 5.30 Prime News. 12.00 Home Shopping. (G) 1.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.00 Home Shopping. (G)

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


6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.30 Invader Zim. (G, R) 7.55 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.20 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. (G, R) 8.45 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused. (G, R) 9.10 Redakai. (G, R) 9.35 Redakai. (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 What’s Up Warthogs. (G, R) 4.30 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.00 Mr. Young. (G, R) 5.30 Big Time Rush. (G, R) 6.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) 6.30 FILM: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid. (2010, G) Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron. A comedy based on a best-selling illustrated novel chronicling the adventures of a wise-cracking middle school student who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone’s life middle school. 8.30 The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. (AO) Lisa anticipates renewing her vows while her housewarming party takes a quick downhill course. 9.30 Millionaire Matchmaker. (AO) Patti works for a retired NFL punter and enlists former basketball player John Salley as an adviser. 10.30 Excused. (AO) Excused sees singles looking for love trying to win dates before being eliminated from contention. 10.55 Poker After Dark. (PGR) The world’s best poker players gather in Las Vegas each week to play in this invitation-only event. 11.50 Infomercials. (G) Sunday 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.25 Invader Zim. (G, R) 7.50 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.15 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. (G, R) 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 What’s Up Warthogs. (G, R) 4.30 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.00 Mr. Young. (G, R) 5.30 The Suite Life On Deck. (G, R) 6.00 Sabrina The Teenage Witch. (G) 7.00 Raising Hope. (PGR) 7.30 Top Chef. (PGR) 8.30 How I Met your Mother. (PGR, R) When the gang attends a black-tie fundraiser, Ted runs into Zoey, and sees a whole different side of her when she introduces him to her husband. 9.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PGR, R) The gang goes to Vermont for a fall-foliage tour, but the trip’s a disaster; and Russell finds new hope in his marriage. 9.30 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. (AO) The gang attends their high school reunion with a lot to prove. Old friends are met and new foes are made as the gang trips down memory lane. 9.55 Wilfred. (Final, AO) 10.25 The League. (AO, R) 10.55 Entertainment Tonight Weekend. (G) 11.50 Infomercials. (G) Monday 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV Holiday Edition. (G) 8.30 Planet Sheen. (G, R) 9.05 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.15 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.30 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.35 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 10.00 Tickety Toc. (G, R) 10.10 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 1307

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, July 13, 2013



The Box 6.00 6.50 7.15 8.10

Criminal Minds. (16) The Simpsons. (PG) Fear Factor. (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 Lie To Me. (M) Cal must choose between Gillian and Wallowski after Internal Affairs launches an investigation into Wallowski and her partner. 8.30 Sons Of Anarchy. (16) With ATF agent Stahl pressing the women of SAMCRO, Jax sees Chief Unser as the key to the club’s salvation; and Cherry reveals some interesting information about her past to Gemma. 9.30 Casino. (18V) 11.30 Underbelly. (M) 12.30 24 Marathon. (M) 3.00 Sons Of Anarchy. (16) 3.50 Underbelly. (M) 4.45 24. (M) 5.35 The Simpsons. (PG)


6.00 24 Marathon. (M) 9.20 Casino. (18V) 11.10 The Simpsons Marathon. (PG) 1.15 Lie To Me. (M) 2.05 Sons Of Anarchy. (16) 3.00 Raw. (M) 5.45 Main Event. (M) 6.45 Smackdown. (M) 8.30 Camelot. (16) Arthur intervenes in a murder investigation convinced that the killer may have had an honourable motive. Morgan tries to cultivate political favour by promoting herself as a champion of justice. 9.30 Falling Skies. (M) A familiar face returns to the 2nd Mass, but his intentions remain unknown. Meanwhile, a skitter is captured and brought back to the camp as a prisoner. 10.30 Monk. (PG) 11.30 Main Event. (M) 12.30 Smackdown. (M) 2.10 Camelot. (16) 3.05 Falling Skies. (M) 3.55 Family Business. (18S) 4.20 Monk. (PG) 5.10 Lie To Me. (M)

MOndAy 6.00 6.50 7.15 7.40

nyPd Blue. (M) The Simpsons. (PG) Hardcore Pawn. (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) 10.40 nCIS. (M) 11.30 Smackdown. (M) 1.15 nyPd Blue. (M) 2.10 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 2.35 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 3.05 24. (M) 4.00 Hardcore Pawn. (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: Miami. (M) 3.55 SVU: Special Victims Unit. (M) 4.45 24. (M) 5.35 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG)

Sky Movies 1 Movie Greats 6.00 The darkest Hour. (2011, M) 7.30 We Bought A Zoo. (2011, PG) 9.35 Kung Fu Panda 2. (2011, PG) 11.05 The Bourne Legacy. (2012, M) 1.20 This Means War. (2012, M) 3.00 Making Of We Bought A Zoo. (2011, PG). 3.15 Johnny English Reborn. (2011, PG) 5.00 Mr Popper’s Penguins. (2011, G) Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino. 6.35 dark Shadows. (2012, M) Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer. 8.30 The Girl With The dragon Tattoo. (2011, 16) Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara. A journalist, with the help of a young computer hacker, is hired to search for a woman who has been missing for forty years. 11.10 Moonrise Kingdom. (2012, M) Bruce Willis, Edward Norton. 12.45 The Thing. (2011, 16) 2.25 The Girl With The dragon Tattoo. (2011, 16) 5.00 The Thing. (2011, 16)


6.40 Johnny English Reborn. (2011, PG) 8.25 Moonrise Kingdom. (2012, M) 10.00 Mr: Popper’s Penguins. (2011, G) 11.35 Making Of: The Lone Ranger. (2013, M) 11.50 dark Shadows. (2012, M) 1.45 Glee The Concert. (2011, PG) 3.10 don’t Be Afraid Of The dark. (2010, M) Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce. A young girl sent to live with her father discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own. 4.50 Hotel Transylvania. (2012, PG) Voices of Adam Sandler, Kevin James. When an ordinary guy stumbles across Dracula’s monster resort and takes a shine to Dracula’s daughter, Dracula goes into overprotective mode. 6.25 Captain America: The First Avenger. (2011, M) Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones. 8.30 Mirror Mirror. (2012, PG) Julia Roberts, Lily Collins. 10.20 Cowboys & Aliens. (2011, M) Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford.


6.40 Hotel Transylvania. (2012, PG) Voices of Adam Sandler, Kevin James. 8.15 Cowboys & Aliens. (2011, M) Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford. 10.15 Mirror Mirror. (2012, PG) Julia Roberts, Lily Collins. 12.05 Captain America: The First Avenger. (2011, M) Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones. 2.10 Biography: Sean Penn. (2009, PG). 3.00 dolphin Tale. (2011, PG) Harry Connick, Jr. 4.55 Like Crazy. (2011, M) Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin.

6.00 Auto B Good 6.30 Kingsley’s Meadow 7.00 Wemmicks 7.30 Lads TV 8.00 Paul the Missionary 8.30 Lads TV 9.00 Xtreme Life TV 9.30 Life FM presents 11.00 H2O 11.30 “Philosophy, Science and the God Debate” 12.00 Hymns 12.30 Kiwis Can Fly 1.00 Beyond Adventure 1.30 Serve the City 2.00 Just Thinking 2.30 Born To Be Free 3.00 Nzone Now 3.15 Christianity Explored 3.30 H2O 4.00 Roots and Reflections 4.30 Kiwis Can Fly 5.00 “Love, Marriage and Stinking” 5.30 Give Me An Answer 6.00 Just Thinking 6.30 Serve the City 7.00 Beyond

6.45 The Insider. (1999, M) 9.20 Moulin Rouge. (2001, M) 11.25 The Chronicles Of narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. (2005, PG) 1.45 Mad Max. (1979, 18) 3.20 Click. (2006, M) Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale. 5.10 The Watcher. (2000, 16) Keanu Reeves, James Spader. A serial killer torments an emotionally damaged police detective by sending him pictures of his future victims one day before he kills them. 2000. 6.50 Austin Powers In Goldmember. (2002, M) Mike Myers, Beyonce Knowles. 8.30 Spider-Man. (2002, M) Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst. When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy high school student gains spider-like abilities which he must use to fight evil as a superhero. 2002. 10.35 Sexy Beast. (2000, 18) Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone. 12.05 Making Of Safe House. (2012, M) 12.25 Click. (2006, M) 2.10 Austin Powers In Goldmember. (2002, M) 3.45 Spider-Man. (2002, M) 5.45 The Watcher. (2000, 16)


7.20 Making Of Safe House. (2012, M) 7.40 Click. (2006, M) 9.30 Austin Powers In Goldmember. (2002, M) 11.05 Sexy Beast. (2000, 18) 12.35 Spider-Man. (2002, M) 2.35 Home Alone. (1990, PG) 4.20 Home Alone 2: Lost In new york. (1992, PG) Macaulay Caulkin. When the McCallisters go on vacation, Kevin winds up in New York where he has to pull out all his tricks when he runs into his old enemies. 1992. 6.20 The Ghost Writer. (2010, M) Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan. 8.30 Eastern Promises. (2007, 18) Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen. A Russian teen living in London dies during childbirth, leaving clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her baby to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family. 2007. 10.15 Me, Myself & Irene. (2000, M) Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger.


6.25 Me, Myself & Irene. (2000, M) Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger. 8.20 Home Alone. (1990, PG) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. 10.05 Home Alone 2: Lost In new york. (1992, PG) Macaulay Caulkin. 12.05 The Ghost Writer. (2010, M) Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan. 2.15 Me, Myself & Irene. (2000, M) Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger. 4.15 The Brave One. (2007, 16) Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Nicky Katt.

Sky Sport 1

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6.00 AnZ Golf World. 6.30 Golf. US PGA Tour. John Deere Classic. Round One. 7.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. John Deere. Round Two. Live. 10.00 Golf. US Senior Open. Round Two. Live. 12.00 Total Rugby. 12.30 Golf. European Tour. Scottish Open. Round Two. Highlights. 1.00 Cricket. The Ashes. England v Australia. First Test. Day Three. Last 2 Hours. 3.00 Sky Sports What’s On. 3.30 Total Rugby. 3.55 Toyota Grassroots Rugby. 4.55 Rugby. International Women’s Rugby. Black Ferns v England. Live. 7.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Blues v Chiefs. Live. 9.35 Rugby. Super Rugby. Waratahs v Reds. Live. 11.40 Rugby. Super Rugby. Force v Brumbies. Live. 2.00 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Eels v Panthers. Highlights. 2.30 Rugby. Super Rugby. Blues v Chiefs. 3.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Sharks v Kings. 5.05 Rugby. Super Rugby. Stormers v Bulls. Live.

6.00 Rugby. Super. Crusaders v Hurricanes. Replay. 8.00 Cricket. The Ashes. England v Australia. First Test. Day Three. Last 2 Hours. 10.00 Cycling. Tour De France. Stage 13. Last 2 Hours. 12.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Rebels v Highlanders. 12.30 Rugby. Super Rugby. Crusaders v Hurricanes. 1.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Scottish Open. Round Two. 1.30 Golf. US PGA Tour. John Deere Classic. Round Two. 2.00 The Ultimate Fighter. 3.00 Rugby League. NSW Cup. Wentworthville Magpies v Manly Sea Eagles. Live. 5.00 Rugby League. U20 Holden Cup. Eels v Panthers. Live. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Eels v Panthers. Live. 9.30 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Broncos v Sharks. Replay. 11.40 Cycling. Tour De France. Stage 13. Highlights. 12.10 Cycling. Tour De France. Stage 14. Live. 4.00 Martial Arts. King In The Ring. Cruiserweights. 5.00 Golf. US PGA. John Deere Classic. Round Three. Live.


7.35 Total Rugby. 8.00 Cricket. The Ashes. England v Australia. First Test. Day Four. Last 2 Hours. 10.00 Cycling. Tour De France. Stage 14. Last 2 Hours. 12.00 Red Bull Chronicles. 12.30 Total Rugby. 1.00 Cricket. The Ashes. England v Australia. First Test. Day Four. Last 2 Hours. 3.00 Canoeing. Slalom World Cup. 3rd Leg. Highlights. 3.30 netball. ANZ C’ship. Preliminary Final. Highlights. 4.00 netball. ANZ C’ship. Grand Final. Live. 6.30 Investec Super Rugby Review. 7.30 netball. ANZ C’ship. Grand Final. Replay. 10.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Force v Brumbies. Replay. 12.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Sharks v Kings. Replay. 2.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Stormers v Bulls. Replay. 4.00 netball. ANZ C’ship. Grand Final. Highlights. 4.30 Golf. US PGA Tour. John Deere Classic. Round Three. 5.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. John Deere Classic. Round Four. Live.


6.30 SKy Sport What’s On. 7.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. John Deere Classic. Round Four. Live. 10.00 Golf. US Senior Open. Round Four. 12.00 Golf. European Tour. Scottish Open. Round Four. 1.00 Rowing. Wold Cup. Lucerene. Highlights. 3.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Blues v Chiefs. From Eden Park, Auckland. Replay. 5.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Rebels v Highlanders. From AAMI Park, Melbourne. Replay.


Adventure 7.30 MOVIE: The Woodcarver 9.00 H2O: A Journey of Faith 9.30 Nzone Focus 10.00 Kiwis Can Fly 10.30 Choices 11.00 Give Me An Answer 11.30 Roots and Reflections 12.00 Nzone Focus 12.30 Just Thinking 1.00 “Love, Marriage and Stinking” 1.30 H2O 2.00 Choices 2.30 Beyond Adventure 3.00 MOVIE: The Woodcarver 4.30 Serve the City 5.00 Give Me An Answer 5.30 Running With Fire SUndAy 6.00 Living Truth 7.00 Creation’s Creatures 7.30 Wemmicks 8.00 The Lads TV 8.30 Connection Point 9.00 In Touch 10.00 Life


6.30 Inside The PGA Tour. 7.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. John Deere. Round Three. Live. 10.00 Golf. US Senior Open. Round Three. Last TWo Hours. Delayed. 12.00 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Eels v Panthers. Highlights. 12.30 Cycling. Tour De France. Stage 14. Highlights. 1.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Scottish Open. Round Three. Highlights. 1.30 Golf. US PGA Tour. John Deere Classic. Round Three. 2.00 Rugby. Super. Crusaders v Hurricanes. Replay. 4.00 Rugby. Super Rugby. Waratahs v Reds. Replay. 6.00 SKy Sport What’s On. 6.30 Adventure Angler. 7.00 Cricket. The Ashes. England v Australia. First Test. Day Four. 7.30 Basketball. New Zealand NBL. Final. Live. 10.00 Red Bull Chronicles. 10.30 Martial Arts. King In The Ring. Cruiserweights. 11.40 Cycling. Tour De France. Stage 14. Highlights. 12.10 Cycling. Tour De France. Stage 15. Live. 4.00 Motorsport. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. New Hampshire 300. Live.


8.30 Cricket. The Ashes. England v Australia. First Test. Day Five. Last 2 Hours. 10.30 Cycling. Tour De France. Stage 15. Last 2 Hours. 12.30 SKy Sport What’s On. 1.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. John Deere Classic. Round Four. 2.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Scottish Open. Round Four. 3.00 Basketball. New Zealand NBL. Final. From the Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier. Replay. 5.30 Rugby League 40/20.

Discovery 6.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.00 1.30 2.30 3.30 4.30 5.30 6.30 7.30



10.30 11.30 12.30 1.00 1.30 5.30

Mythbusters. (PG) ET Fishing Escapes. (PG) disappeared. (M) nightmare next door. (M) River Monsters: Lair Of Giants. (PG) Auction Kings. (PG) Auction Hunters. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Auction Kings. (PG) American Guns. (M) Alaska: The Last Frontier. (PG) River Monsters: The Giants. (PG) Ice Cold Gold. (PG) yukon Men. (M) With only three weeks left, the men race to collect their most valuable commodity - fur. Inside The Catch: Best Brawls. (PG) Take a blowby-blow look into the fisticuffs, feuds, and short fuses that make up the best Deadliest Catch conflicts. Bering Sea Gold. (PG) The crews are back new divers, and something to prove. Some will find their fortune. But for others, old hostilities and new frustrations will make tragedy inevitable. Extreme Smuggling. (M) Heroes Of Hells Highway. (PG) Auction Hunters. (PG) Auction Hunters. (PG) Man Vs: Wild. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG)


6.30 Mythbusters. (PG) 7.30 Mythbusters. (PG) 8.30 Heroes Of Hells Highway. (PG) 9.30 The Big Brain Theory. (PG) 10.30 River Monsters: The Giants. (PG) 11.30 Extreme Smuggling. (M) 12.30 Building The Future. (PG) 1.30 Alaska: The Last Frontier. (PG) 9.30 Ice Cold Gold. (PG) After having been battered by a massive storm, the miners must band together to fix the damage to their camp. 10.30 Building The Future. (PG) 11.30 Auction Kings. (PG) 12.30 Moonshiners. (M) 1.30 Auction Kings. (PG) 2.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 2.30 River Monsters: Lair Of Giants. (PG) 3.30 nightmare next door. (M) 4.30 Man Vs: Wild. (PG) 5.30 Auction Kings. (PG)


6.00 destroyed In Seconds. (PG) 6.30 dirty Jobs. (PG) 7.30 Moonshiners. (M) 8.30 disappeared. (M) 9.30 Building The Future. (PG) 10.30 River Monsters: Lair Of Giants. (PG) 11.30 Auction Kings. (PG) 12.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 12.30 I (Almost) Got Away With It. (M) 1.30 Blood, Lies And Alibis. (M) 2.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) 3.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 3.30 Moonshiners. (M) 4.30 Gold Rush. (PG) 5.30 Mythbusters. (PG)

Questions 10.30 Word For You 11.00 Songs of Praise 11.35 Quick Study 12.00 MOVIE: Places in the Heart 2.00 Kiwis Can Fly 2.30 Precious Memories 3.00 Hour of Power 4.00 In Touch 5.00 Living Truth 6.00 Running With Fire 6.30 Kiwis Can Fly 7.00 Nzone Focus 7.30 Songs of Praise 8.05 Precious Memories 8.30 David Jeremiah 9.30 MOVIE: Places in the Heart 11.30 Hymns 12.00 Hour of Power 1.00 Nzone Focus 1.30 Songs of Praise 2.05 Precious Memories 2.30 David Jeremiah 3.30 MOVIE: Places in the Heart 5.30 Quick Study



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TV AERIAL SPECIALIST your local tv reception specialist • Your local authorised Freeview installer • Improved TV 1 Guaranteed • Extra Phone Points • TV and Video Tuning • Future Proof Pre-wire of New Homes • Authorised Sky Installer • Surround Sound Installation


John Sharman

Ph 308-7332 or 027-277-1062

HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVER LICENCING Certified Assessor for licencing from Learner to Full • Licence classer 2 - 5 • Wheels, tracks & roller endorsements • NZTA Certified • Tranzqual Assessor Drive Rite - But Keep Left


From your place to the airport at a time that suits you.

0508 247 BUS


Carrs Chimney Cleaning Ashburton and surrounding areas

Phone Rodney

and leave a message Contact Paul McCormick

Phone 03 307 7402 Mob 027 433 5766


HEAT PUMPS Perfect all year round

• Wall or floor mounted available • Most models will continue to heat even with outside temperatures of minus 15°C

03 324 2999 Mobile Mower servicing

• Rotary Mowers • Ride on Mowers • Water blasters • Small Motor Repairs

• Reel Mowers • Chainsaws • Rotary Hoes • Generators

electriCOOL Ltd

Phone Paul Crequer, your local authorised Daikin dealer for a free quote on all domestic and commercial systems phone 0274-362-362 or 308 4573.

painting & Decorating contractors

if you are renovating or building a new home you need someone to trust in all your painting and Decorating neeDS – commercial or residential. • Interior decorating • Exterior decorating • Wallpapering • Waterblasting • roof painting

Stan Keeley, Owner

Ph 307-0002 - Mobile 021 88 34 36

Roofing Specialists We specialise in:

• New roofs and re-roofs • Glendeck 5 rib • Corrugated iron • Fascia, gutters and down pipes • Qualified fixers.

Free Measure & quote

03 307 0593 or 0508-453-696 For any enquiries call us today on Ph/Fax 308-8432 Mob 0274 332 259


Continuous Spouting Need new spouting, fascia and downpipes? Give Ben a call for a free quote. All jobs guaranteed.

Manufacturers and installers of continuous spouting, fascia and downpipes. Ben Kruger • Phone 308 4380 or 021 808 739 • email:

North park drive

CLEANERS EXECUTIVE HOME CLEANING (2012) We will clean anything from the mountains to the sea.

Call Sandra and the team on 03 307 8184 or 027 292 0180 Home • Commercial • Office

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Buying or Selling Real Estate? • Free 24 hour appraisals • NZ 1 & 2 websites • Competitive commission • Maximum marketing • Top office location • No upfront fees “It’s why more people are choosing McGregors” Phone Enquiries: 308 6173

Online Enquiries:


attention: property owners For your rural, residential and commercial property maintenance contact us. • Landscape and garden renovations • Ride-on Lawnmowing • Gardening • Hedge trimming • Clean-ups

Don, Sue & Chris Cooper 027 339 6350 or a/h 03 308 9257

Health beauty connections

Want healthy, beautiful skin?

In the comfort of your own home.

A delectable blend of New Zealand Colostrum, Coconut/Palm wax and cold pressed oils of Organic Aloe, Rice, Orange, Apricot, Meadowfoam, Vanilla, Blueberry and Hemp with Natural Silica, Zinc Oxide, Organic Bentonite clay and Colloidal Silver. Loaded with naturally occurring Vitamins A, C, D, E, B1, B2, B6, B12, Folic acid, all 22 Amino Acids and trace minerals for total skin health and vitality.

New to Ashburton. Just $40! Full soak, toenail trim, file and mini foot massage Sally is in Ashburton every second Friday. Next dates: July 26 and August 9. Ashburton Arcade 308-1815

Debra Curtin - Chiropractor Mon, Wed, Thur 8-5.30pm

André Grob - Chiropractor Tues 9-5.00pm

Ash urton

Chiro ractic

Formerly Curtin Chiropractic

Toenail Cutting Service

Karl Kibler - Chiropractor Fri 9-5.00pm 1st Floor, Smith + Church Buildng Moore St, Ashburton

PH 03 308 9516

Due to demand, Sally will also be available on Tuesday July 30.

Contact: Sally Marchant - Registered Nurse 03 317 9622 or 021 157 8373

Call Ashleigh today and discover how you can get your advertising working for you at a fraction of the cost by being part of ‘Health & Beauty’. Ph 021 892 425 Ashleigh Fraser

MOB: 021 892 425 or O: 307-7975 or 307-7900



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We require an enthusiastic, self motivated person to join our award winning sales team. You must have a can-do, positive attitude, friendly people skills plus an understanding of technology products. A clean drivers licence is essential. Your remuneration package is uncapped. Retainer plus commission. The more you sell the more you earn – therefore you determine your own weekly remuneration.

Apply including your CV and references to or drop off in store. Applications close Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kitchen/Bathroom Department Salesperson

Legal Secretary

We have a vacancy in our very busy Kitchen/ Bathroom department. This is a full-time position which will include some weekend work.

Russell Moon & Fail is one of Ashburton’s long standing founding legal practices. Our firm has a proud tradition of quality service to the rural and urban communities of Ashburton and the greater Mid Canterbury area. We offer a full range of specialist legal services to our client base both in Mid Canterbury and beyond. We especially value our strong links with the rural community in Mid Canterbury.

The Kitchen/Bathroom department services both the trade and DIY customers. The successful applicant will require the following attributes: • Excellent customer service skills. • Be reliable and able to work in a team. • Some heavy lifting is required therefore a level of fitness is required. • Retail experience would be an advantage, however full training will be given. If you think you are the person will are looking for we would like to hear from you.

Due to an expanding client base, we require the services of a legal secretary to provide high quality administrative support to our legal team.


Sales Person

Please send your covering letter and c.v. to: or post to Human Resources, P.O. Box 35, Ashburton 7740. All applications remain confidential and close on Monday 22nd July 2013.

The ideal candidate for this role will have: • Strong Microsoft Office skills, with the aptitude to pick up new systems and processes quickly; • Experience providing administrative support in a legal or professional services environment; • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to effectively prioritise tasks; • Excellent written and spoken english; • The ability to deliver outstanding customer service to clients and thrive on working to deadlines, be conscientious about your own work and have the ability to multi-task; • Flexiblility in your approach and a willingness to help other people when needed. In return we offer a competitive remuneration package based on the successful applicant’s skill and experience, as well as a great working environment with our modern office, current technology and team focused staff. We like to support our staff in their personal and professional growth.

STOCKWATER RANGER With over 2,700 km of stock water races in the district, it’s a challenge to provide water to the entire race network – especially as you can’t control the weather! With a practical and proactive approach, you will be one of three full time Stockwater Rangers who are responsible for monitoring race maintenance and ensuring bylaw and resource consent compliance. In addition to a working knowledge about open water ways, water intakes and flow management, it’s definitely an advantage to have local knowledge or previous compliance work experience. When out in the field, you will need to establish effective working relationships with network users, provide accurate information and manage satisfactory outcomes for both parties. Therefore it is essential to have good interpersonal and communication skills. When in the office, having a basic computer skills and previous experience using Microsoft Office is important to sign off customer requests, write basic memos and to enter the data you collect into compliance monitoring spreadsheets. Your attitude, how you relate with others and ability to have a flexible work pattern – which includes being rostered on call during weekends; are critical to the successful in the position. Applications close 22 July 2013.

BUILDING SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR Keen to administer, audit and coordinate? In this full-time position you will play a key role in ensuring our system continues to comply with legislation and our ongoing accreditation assessments so previous experience in administration of International Accreditation New Zealand requirements would be of advantage, though not necessary. In addition to this you will assist and supervise a small administration team, monitor and report on our system compliance, facilitate and introduce refinements into our business processes. To be successful, you will need to be a great communicator with transferable skills gained from previous experience working in a quality system environment, auditing business systems or ensuring compliance within a legislative environment. Strong administration and computer skills are the key as your building knowledge will develop through exposure and training. Not only will you have an eye for accuracy and a friendly confidence to answer customer queries, you will also need to enjoy working within a busy interdependent team which has statutory timeframes to meet. Applications close 29 July 2013. Our district will provide you and your family a lifestyle unrivaled by most; apply online with a CV and cover letter to make the most of these unique opportunities.

Clerical Assistant

Please apply in writing with a brief CV by Friday, 19 July 2013 to: Nerida Jemmett Russell Moon & Fail PO Box 22 Ashburton 7740 Or by email to:

Brophy Knight Limited is a well established and respected chartered accounting practice based in Ashburton. We pride ourselves on delivery of a very high level of customer service. Due to an internal promotion we are currently seeking a highly motivated person to join our administration team. The successful applicant must possess:

Field Officer Ashburton

◊ A polite and professional manner. ◊ Good Microsoft Office skills plus e-mail and internet literacy ◊ Excellent keyboard skills. ◊ Excellent verbal and written communication skills. ◊ Ability to work independently within a team. ◊ Accuracy with numbers.

We are currently looking to employ a Field Officer to work out of our vegetable processing factory in Ashburton. You will have experience in the husbandry of potatoes, peas and sweet corn, which are grown locally around Ashburton under contract to farmers. You will be highly motivated with excellent communication skills, as you need to work closely with farmers and field staff. A degree or diploma in Agriculture or Horticulture and/or an appropriate level of field experience is required.

Our business operates from modern facilities and utilises the latest computer technology. This position will initially involve general clerical duties as well as directly supporting the administration team. The ideal candidate will have the ability to expand this role over time. To apply for this position, please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to “Clerical Assistant Position” Brophy Knight Limited P O Box 314 Ashburton 7740 or email to Applications close 31 July 2013.

Pharmacy Position An opportunity has arisen for a qualified Dispensary Technician to join our pharmacy.

The Fresh Name in the Freezer

Ashburton District Council

We would be happy to discuss possible job flexibility options with the right candidate.

In return you will be offered good remuneration, including a vehicle and an opportunity to develop your career with a leading NZ company. Please apply in writing with a CV to: The Field Manager, Talley’s Group Ltd, PO Box 244, Ashburton 7740 or email to recruitment@ash. Applications close 19th July 2013.

Excavator Operator There is a position available in our small but busy contracting company for a Excavator Operator. The attributes we are looking for are:

• Previous experience Consideration will also be given to • Drivers licence, Class 4 candidates undergoing their training. • Reliability and enthusiasm Rachel Physically fit, some labouring involved Proof read by:_______________________________ With:•_______________________________ Date:____________________ Excellent working conditions.

If this position is of interest to you, please contact:

• Able to work independently as well as part of a team

An attractive wage package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

a d v e r t i s i n g p r o oAll fenquiries will be treated confidentially. 2013

Steve Wise Wises Pharmacy East Street job: C45229

Phone Grant or Carolyn on 308 0287 Or post CV to: 192 Racecourse Road, Ashburton Or email

Ph: 3086733 size: 11 x 2 format: b&w Email: publication run date position sort Confidentiality assured. Press Wed 3 July Farm Vacancies Sat 6 July Wed 10 July

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Expert Upholsterer/Tailor Are you an outstanding upholsterer looking for a challenging full-time position?

IT Systems Analyst

We manufacture seating and furniture products for people with disability. We strive for excellence in every aspect of our operation, and our values are Dedication, Honesty, Integrity, Enthusiasm, Accuracy, Accountability, Timeliness, Professionalism, Presentation, Safety and Consistency of Care.

We are seeking an experienced IT Systems Analyst to join our organisation. Key duties in this diverse role include • Primary contact for all IT support requirements (desktops/servers/software). • Liaising with and escalating issues to our third party support providers. • Completing routine maintenance including backups and managing disaster recovery plan. • Providing Tier 1/Tier 2 technical desktop support to our 50 users across the network. • Maintaining the PBX and telephone systems.

Please visit to see the interesting work that we do.

Skills and experience required • Minimum 3-5 years experience in Information Technology roles. • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or certification (e.g. MCTS/MCSA/MCITP). • Experience providing Tier 1/Tier 2 support to users. • Experience with Windows Server (2008 R2). Windows 7, Microsoft Systems Centre, Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, DNS, DPM, TMG/ISA. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting EA Networks’ IT systems, as such you must be confident and able to work independently and autonomously. EA Networks offers an interesting and varied role for the successful applicant. This is a great opportunity to join a stable and successful local company and make a difference that will be recognised.

If you aspire to the challenge of working to high international standards relating to medical device compliance then we want to hear from you. • You would need to have experience with industrial walking foot sewing machines. • Be competent with binding applications. • Be able to tailor and customise covers to meet individual requirements (be a pattern-maker) • Be competent at fitting covers to seat components. • Consistently achieve a high-grade, factory finish. • Be particular with serial numbering, batch labelling etc. • Be a team player and be prepared to handle a variety of tasks. • Be a quick learner, adaptive to new skills. • Be able to keep up with a quick pace and meet deadlines. Applications close July 18, 2013 Please send your CV to:

To apply for this role please send your resume to;

quoting ref EA122

Painter Wanted

Brushhand / Apprentice

Agricultural Contractor Mid Canterbury

If you are honest, reliable, have a good work ethic, team player and holds a full licence, then we would like to hear from you.

Phone Andy 027 4354 646 / 03 302 6992

We require staff for our busy contracting business. Five years operating experience with relevant machinery is essential to the role including balers, rotor rakes, wrappers, telehandlers and articulated loaders. Clean full New Zealand driving licence essential. We are also looking for truck drivers with a class 5 licence.

Plant Room Assistant

Required for Ashburton Oil Seed Processing business, to support day to day operations of the production facility. Approximately 15 hours per week over three afternoons, with additional hours possible. Immediate start available. No experience necessary. Full drivers licence required. Applicants should be reliable, flexible, good communicators, able to work unsupervised, and be physically fit as some heavy lifting is involved.

Ashburton Great opportunity to create your own business and grow a successful run with New Zealand Couriers – an easy and profitable business decision. We have an Owner/Driver opportunity on our North Ashburton Courier Run – would suit husband/wife team. For further information or to apply, please contact Derek Edwards, Branch Manager, at Applications close Friday, 19 July 2013.

Molloy Agriculture Limited is based in Methven, Mid Canterbury. We care for our staff and are currently looking to fill the position below with a motivated and responsible team player.

Agricultural Sprayer Operator Full Time Position WE OFFER: • Sole operator of a 2010 Isuzu F Series Truck with a 24 metre sprayer including the latest GPS equipment • Full training will be provided at our expense for you to gain qualifications in this internationally recognised skill • Remuneration at the top end of the scale • Close to amenities such as excellent schools and Mt Hutt Ski Area BENEFICIAL TO HAVE: • Agricultural background • Class 2 Drivers Licence • Positive personal attributes including honesty and reliability

Could this be the career change you have been looking for? Applications close 13th July 2013

Having a garage sale? Call the Guardian 307 7900 for all your classified requirements.

Contact David Molloy: P: Office: 03 302 8098 E: Mobile 0274 362 441 Visit our website -

Brand Manager and Marketing Administration Oil Seed Extractions

Oil Seed Extractions is an Ashburton based company who develop, produce and supply high quality speciality seed oils to the global food, skincare and health product sectors ( and is a subsidiary of the Midlands group of companies. In this full time role you will be responsible for developing and implementing the companies short and long term marketing strategies for our finished product brands.

Full time or part time

Senior Stylist Enquire to 36 Beach Road, Ashburton

Guardian Online

Courier/Owner Driver Contractor

Please enquire via email for an application form to:

To apply or for more details call Daryl 03 308 3305 / 027 433 5145

For more info go to

The Human Resources Manager, Medifab Medical Fabrication PO Box 2, Ashburton 7740 E:

Or phone 03 308 9127

This will also include taking new products into the market place and developing brand awareness. In addition, you will also be responsible for the cohesive management of international marketing materials, including website and social media, for all of the Midlands group of companies. The ideal candidate must have an eye for detail and the ability to work to deadlines. Within this role you will have a high level of interaction with clients and business partners, so excellent written and phone communication skills are crucial. Previous marketing experience is preferred however we are committed to finding the right candidate and will provide further ongoing training as required. For further information and a job description please visit our website To apply in strict confidence, please send your cover letter, along with current CV, to reach us by Friday 19th July 2013.

Marketing Position Oil Seed Extractions PO Box 65 Ashburton Or email to: Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work permit.


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Production Assistant Midlands Seed Limited was established in 1990, to support and encourage the production and export of arable crops from New Zealand. Since then, the company has grown rapidly to become one of New Zealand’s top producers and marketers of vegetable and herbage seeds, dried peas and oilseeds, cereal grains and arable food products. We are looking for a Production Assistant based in Ashburton to join our busy team. Duties involve:• Loading containers, taking crop samples and moving equipment between our Midlands sites. • Learning the ropes at our oil processing plant to provide backup and assistance during peak busy times. This would include training to use oil extraction equipment, filtering oil, despatching and general factory operational tasks. • As the season dictates, your day would involve crop maintenance of specialised hybrid seed crops during the busy rogueing season. This would also include organisation and co-ordination of a team to ensure the projects are fulfilled to the highest quality standards for our growers and suppliers. Who am I? • Someone who is level headed and able to multi task. • Have previous experience in either the rural, farming or cropping sector. • You would be equally happy working by yourself getting on with the job but also able to co-ordinate and run a team to ensure a project is completed to a high standard at all times. • Comfortable working both indoors and out when the season dictates. This is a permanent full time position with extended work hours during seasonal peak times. We offer a competitive remuneration package. To apply in strict confidence email your cover letter and CV to rachel.wareing@midlands. or write to Midlands Seed Limited, PO Box 65, Ashburton 7740. Applications need to be received by Monday 22nd July 2013. For further information and a job description please visit our website Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work permit.

Calf Rearer Required We require an experienced calf rearer on our 650 cow farm close to Mayfield. We offer a good pay rate, flexible hours and a great work team. Start 1 August.

Contact Ivor Phone 303 6568

Urgently Needed

Due to injury we require a dairy assistant for approximately three months. Experience preferred. 650 cows. 44 bail rotary. 7 on, 2 off roster. Single accommodation. Ten minutes from Ashburton.

Contact: Phone

027 571 7372

Unisex Haircuts is looking for an experienced, honest and reliable hairstylist, two - three days per week. Phone 308 7440 for an interview.

Busch Irrigation Systems Ashburton Irrigation Services

Irrigation Service Engineer; Ashburton Ashburton Irrigation Services is a division of Busch Irrigation Systems, services a large number of rotary boom irrigators in the greater Canterbury region. These companies require a service engineer who can look after a large client base servicing rotary boom irrigators, and the associated irrigation and effluent equipment.

This work involves from time to time some heavy lifting, and the applicant will require good engineering skills, and be able to weld with both Mig and stick welding equipment. The ability to splice wire rope would be desirable, but this would be taught to a suitable applicant. A driver’s license will also be required. This is a sole charge position, where you will be working in the field, arranging your own activities, and at times, especially during the summer months you will be required to work extended hours to meet the clients’ needs.

You will be working from a central base in Ashburton, that provides generous working space. You will be supported in this position with the availability of a large range of irrigation parts, most of which will have been made in house, so most days you will only need to pick up the product off the shelf to complete your days activities. Additional support will also be provided by Busch Irrigation staff who have had years of experience in these areas. The successful applicant will have an eye to detail, a good learner, excellent communication skills, real commitment, determination, and be able at times to work with others, and have the ability to complete job cards in detail. Initially you will be working alongside our current service engineer, who will show you the ropes.

Ashburton and Busch Irrigation have been very innovative over the years, and they developed a number of improvements for these rotary boom irrigators, and recently they have developed a mid size effluent applicator, that they are currently marketing, that is sought after in the dairy industry today.

Our employment package will be very rewarding to the successful applicant, and for the right person, we could even offer contract employment, where the applicant would be provided with an incentive for the work that they carry out in the field. This is a long term position, and if you consider that you have the skills and motivation to be successful in this role, we would like to hear from you.

Apply today, to Busch Irrigation, 162 Dobson Street, Ashburton, or contact Derek Busch on 03,3081236, cell phone 0274,333117 or send your C.V. to P.O. Box 224, or email this to

We would like to employ a new team member who can work at least 20 hours per week. The successful applicant should have the following skills: • The ability to complete accounts through to finalising • The ability to interact well with other people • Process GST returns • A good knowledge of farming practices and terms • Knowledge of FBT and payroll would be an advantage We can offer the successful applicant: • A competitive wage • Flexible hours • Centrally located office • The advantages of working in a small office structure

Applications to Falloon & Co Ltd P O Box 103 Ashburton E-mail

Looking for the ideal part-time driving job? We need school bus drivers! Driving a school bus is very rewarding and allows you plenty of time to follow other pursuits in between daily trips. We currently have vacancies within our company for School Bus Drivers in the Ashburton area. Assistance may be available for suitable applicants to obtain the required licences. For further information, please direct enquiries to: The Manager Pearsons Coachlines Ltd 403 West Street Ashburton Email: (03) 308 2992 or 021 344 647 Website:

Ashburton College ‘Individual Excellence in a Supportive Learning Environment’

learning support Assistant Position To work in the Student Learning Support Unit (SLSU) with identified students, aged 13-21 years, who have physical and intellectual disabilities. Fixed Term position to end of 2013 College year (13 December), 25 hours/week, College term time. Employment under the Support Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement, Associate Grade B, initial payment step commensurate with experience. Commencement: for beginning of Term 3 preferred (Monday 29 July). Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 15 July 2013. Enquiries/applications to:

Sheena Tyrrell, Management Administrator Ashburton College, P O Box 204, Ashburton 7740 Email: Phone: 308 4193, ext 812, Fax: 308 2104


Be part of the Fonterra Journey

APPLY NOW or text ‘tanker’ to 244 Mid Canterbury Agricultural Contractor: We require staff for the up and coming season starting October 2013 and finishing the end of March 2014 Must have at least five years’ experience operating balers, mowers, V rakes, rotor rakes, loaders and wrappers. Also looking for truck drivers with full licence Must have clean full New Zealand licence. Applications close July 14, 2013 Please forward a CV with two referees and a copy of your driver’s licence to:

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

9.30am - 12.30pm. ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East. 10.00am - 12.00pm. ASHBURTON 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. 1.30pm. MID CANTERBURY SOCIAL WHEELERS. 14km road race. Register from 1pm. Fords Road, near the sale yards.

SUNDAY JULY 14 8.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 8.30am. ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Popular easy day walking Centennial park, Timaru, new members welcome, phone Jenny 308 6826. Meet Ashburton Courthouse, Baring Square West. 8.30am. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass. Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9.30am. ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Morning worship with Rev Graham Hawkey, Baring Square East. Methodist Church lounge. 9.30am. ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. No service, combined service at St Andrew’s Church, Havelock Street. 9.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Worship service, 48 Allen’s Road, Allenton. 9.30am. METHODIST PARISH. Morning worship with Rev Tevita Taufalele. Baring Square East Church lounge. 10.00am. ASHBURTON MODEL AERO CLUB. Radio controlled aeroplane flying, weather permitting. Lovett’s Road, off Maronan Road. 10.00am. HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mass. Sealy Street. 10.00am. ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Special guest, Preacher Right Rev Ray Coster, 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). 10.30am. EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Worshipping God and transforming lives. 63 Princes Street, Netherby. 12.50pm. M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come try Petanque, everyone welcome, Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic Aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 2.00pm. ASHBURTON MUSICAL CLUB. Concert - song and dance. Sinclair Centre, Park Street. 4.00pm - 5.30pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Messy Church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7.00pm. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. now at 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). 7.00pm. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Church service “Where Time Stands Still”, in the Sinclair Centre with Rev David Brown. Park Street.

MONDAY July 15 9.00am - 12noon. ST PAUL’S CHURCH. Holiday programme, 5 - 12 years. St Paul’s Church hall, 65 Oxford Street. 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. Felting small items. Allenton Rugby Club, 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. African Stableford, drawn partners. Mayfield Golf Course. 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. 1.15pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong - counting, all welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, the domain, Philip Street. 2.00pm. GREY POWER ASHBURTON. Monthly meeting, speaker on insurance changes. Senior Centre. 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. ASHBURTON ELECTRONIC ORGAN AND KEYBOARD CLUB. Club night concert, visitors welcome, Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, July 13, 2013




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BUYERS OF ALL METALS Copper, Brass, Aluminium etc.

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Thursday July 18

10.30am FOR SALE Mosaics – Part 2 – Grout your design 2pm landscape Papier Maché supplies •Face Bark mask – Part 2 – • Oamaru paint stone your mask • Rocks Numbers limited • Organic compost • Sand bookings essential, • Screened phonesoil 308 5119 • Home deliveries available Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From shovel load a BEST RANGE. a LOWEST PRICES. ENDto OF STORY. trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 home improvement warehouse

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

Licensed Buyer Dealer

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


10.30am Mosaics Part 1 – create your design 2pm Papier Maché Face mask – Part 1 - make the mask

Phone 308-8959 or 027-228-1467 anytime

WANTED AUGER wanted - Good second hand 50foot auger. Preferably with a swing hopper. Ph 027 476 6871. WANTED: Any old china, bottles, stone jars. Anything unusual, old tins (tobacco or biscuit), postcards. Phone 03 308 4870.

Tuesday 11am to 2pm Thursday 12 noon to 2pm Fridays 10.30am to 2.30pm Saturdays 12 noon to 1pm Ashburton Community House 122 Tancred Street (Behind Westpac) Phone 03 308 1237

WANTED to buy - babies cot in good condition. Ph 308 6768. WANTED - used Ford, Belarus and Massey Ferguson tractors in any condition. Freephone 0800-888-343.

TRADES & SERVICES CARPET-2-YOU sales and installation. Mike Cutt. Phone 027 491 4210. HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952.

PLUMBER / DRAINLAYER Log fire installations, bathroom and kitchen renovations, plumbing repairs, hot water cylinder replacements. Peter Young SITUATIONS WANTED reg. Plumber and Drainlayer phone 03 307 7582 or 027 DAIRY farm work wanted 280 0889. (fulltime) 2011 Lincoln graduate, hard working, able ROOFING - for all your to use initiative and eager to roofing requirements, new progress. Phone 027 947 roofs, reroofing, commercial, insurance claims, repairs. 4539. Licensed building practitioner, Wiki, Vision Roofing, phone 027-476RURAL TRADING POST 0203. BRIGGS Rotorainer 250 irrigator and hose wanted to buy. Ph 027 439 9139.

We are open

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

Trade Wastes Bylaw Ashburton District Council adopted the amended Trade Wastes Bylaw on 27 June 2013 following consultation with the public. The new bylaw became effective on 1 July 2013. For a copy of the amended Trade Wastes Bylaw please go to Council’s website or pick one up from the Council offices at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. www.ashbur

MOTORING ISUZU Wizard, 1998, 3100cc, 116kms, excellent condition. $8,800. Ph 029 77 00 309. 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.

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Notice Advising of Enrolment Scheme for St Joseph’s School, Ashburton In order to deal with a situation where the school has, or is likely to have, more applicants for enrolment than there are places available at the school, the board of St Joseph’s Catholic School, Ashburton has adopted an enrolment scheme which has been approved by the Ministry of Education. Under this scheme, first priority on enrolment places will be given to preference students for whom the school is reasonably convenient. A description of how "reasonably convenient" is defined is contained in the scheme. The enrolment of non-preference students is governed by the school's Integration Agreement. The enrolment scheme, which includes a description of the criteria that will apply to the selection of students in situations where there are more applications than there are places available, may be viewed at the school office, where copies of the scheme are also available. Board of Trustees St Joseph’s School

GARAGE SALES GARAGE Sale: Saturday, July 13, 2013. Outdoor furniture, BBQ, stools, shoes, freezer, crockery, furniture, knick-knacks. 9am - 1pm 301 Moore Street.

We currently have funds available to distribute in grants for the following purposes in the Canterbury area: • Research, treatment, provision of equipment in relation to, and the education and training of skilled persons relative to, the disease of cancer. • Research, development, education for, training and expansion of, the science and practice of agriculture. • The needs of young people who suffer physical or mental disabilities or have less chance in life than their peers. Applications close at 5pm, Friday, July 19, 2013. For further information and application forms, please contact: The Secretary Mackenzie Charitable Foundation C/- Croys Ltd Level 2 161 Burnett Street PO Box 582 Ashburton 7740 Phone 03 308 8353 Email



Baleage Wanted to wanted! Buy we are currently after baleage!

all sized bales wanted, all types of quality considered.

Two or three bedroom townhouse with double garage.

good money paid.


Please call James on 027 436 9989

308 8667 or 027 384 6514


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, July 13, 2013





Straw For Sale

$1.99 each

Kiwifruit 1kg Strawberries Onions 1.5kg Yams 500grams


Don’t Get Caught Short Class Bales Of Wheat Straw Class Bales Of Barley Straw 3 X 3 Bales Of Rye Grass Straw This Seasons, Good Quality.

$1.49 a bag $4.99 per punnett $1.49 a bag $2.99 a bag

Also available is 3x3 Barley Straw and 3x3 Grass Seed - Straw seconds prices starting from $5/bale + Cartage.

Specials available from 9-07/16-07

OPEN 7 DAYS The Green Grocer Fresh Fruit & Vege

ENTERTAINMENT ndon ir ror, Lo

Main South Road Tinwald 308-1095

James George: 027 436 9989 Visit:


Looking for a new, dynamic challenge with stable returns and growing client numbers?

The Coffee Guy Ashburton franchise could be what you are after!


(03) 307 2010 or 0800 4 ticket


ASHBURTON DONT miSS TODAyS OpeN HOmeS! 23 & 25 Manse Street

10 am-10.30am

8 Manse Place

10 am-10.45am

17 Adams Street

10 am-10.45am

2 Rapley Street

10.30 am-11am

5 Goldrich Drive

11 am-11.45am

8 Magnolia Drive

11 am-11.45am

116 Alford Forest Road


9 Turton Street

12pm-12.45pm 217 West Street, Ashburton Telephone 03 307 9176

EDUCATION ABSOLUTE Beginners Watercolour class with Ngaio McKee. At Short Street Studio. 9.30am 4.00pm, July 20, 2013. All materials provided. Cost: $50. Phone Adrienne 308 7816.

HIRE GENERAL hire. Lawnmowers, chainsaws, concrete breakers, trailers, and more. All your DIY / contracting work. Call and see U-Hire Ashburton, 588 East Street. Open: Mon-Fri 7.30am5.30pm; Sat 7.30am-5pm; Sunday 8.00am-12.30pm. Ph: 308-8061 A/H: 308-7460

TODAY 10AM-3PM Mainwarings rd, Rakaia

TEST DRIVE THE FULL RANGE OF ATVS PLUS GREAT DEALS, PRIZES, BBQ AND MUCH MORE Bring the family for a fun and informative day!


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The past five years have seen this solid business grow exponentially with further growth anticipated.

With a Monday – Friday spot outside the Ashburton Domain and event bookings a year in advance, this is a great genuine business opportunity for someone looking for an exciting, new, on-the-go challenge. Featuring two self sufficient vans which are able to dispense coffee anywhere and a fantastic client base to work with, this is an opportunity not to be missed! Financial records available If you are sincerely interested please phone either Kevin on 021 1193 447 or Lorraine on 021 024 72591


ASHBURTON 832 East St 03 307 9911

CHRISTCHURCH 714 Main South Rd 03 349 4883 0800 432 633

LIVESTOCK & PETS 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. CALF SHED BEDDING. Premium wood mulch chipped from the outside edges of our logs. Guaranteed 100% wood and contaminant free. NO DEMOLITION MATERIALS used here. Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm McDowell Road - Ph 3083595. READYMADE CALF SHELTERS HEN HOUSES - PUMP SHEDS. Sturdy well built sheds made to last. Choice of colours and sizes as we make to order. Your readymade specialists Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm McDowell Road. Ph 3083595. Mon-Fri 7am-5.30pm Sat 8am-12 noon.

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.

FOR SALE DEMOLITION material. Hard wired ceiling fans, electric range, wall heaters, hot water cylinder, enamel coal range, shower, tubular under seat heaters, cupboards. Phone 027 499 1997. FIREWOOD - dry old man pine. Four and six metre loads. Phone Ron Harris. 0274-652-122. FRIDGE/freezer, Frigidaire double wall oven, kitchen bench and more. Ph 3086212.

Church Services Salvation? What’s that? It is about getting to know, in life-time, Jesus Christ our Saviour and God the Heavenly Father. It can change your life! Come and listen to the Gospel from the Bible. Sundays, 4pm (one hour) in the Allenton Community Centre, Harrison Street. Ernie Seyb, Joel van Velden Tel 021 108 3357

Jubilee Christian Fellowship 10am Every Sunday All Welcome Come and hear faith to overcome in these unstable days.

206 Cameron Street Pastors Jim & Ida Heath Ph 308 7511

Cnr Cass & Havelock Sts, Phone 308 5409 Website

10am Morning Service Speaker: Craig Hansen Creche Available Refreshments to follow YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE VERY WELCOME

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

Assembly Of God Sunday Meeting 10.30am Hakatere Marae SH1, Fairton You are welcome Enquiries Phone 308-8699

POTATOES: Rua and Ilam Hardy. $30 bag delivered. Phone 308 5972. 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. TWO king size single beds, bases and mattress. Excellent condition. $250.00 each. Phone 307 8638.

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

We hope to see you this Sunday!

For more info please call Pastor Mike Grove 308 4695

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, July 13, 2013

Classifieds ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL 2 BEDROOM house, warm, logburner, great backyard, garage, fenced, pets and smokers okay. $280pw. Phone/text 021 230 3274. LANDLORDS. Don’t leave the management of your valuable asset in the hands of a company that’s primary income is from selling properties. Property management is our sole focus 24/7. Contact B&N Properties Ltd now, 0800 111 252 NEED a TENANT? 5 security checks, 4 property managers, 3 management options, Emailed Account Statements, Owner Login, Zero Tolerance Rent Arrears, Mediation and Tenancy Act compliant = your peace of mind. Its why more people are choosing McGregor Rental Management! Taking your no-obligation enquiry now nz/propman.htm rentals@mcgregorrealestate. or 308 6173 and ask for our rental dept! McGregor Real-Estate LREA-2008, MREINZ RAKAIA TOWN - 2/3 bedroom unfurnished house. $285 p/w, long let, suit mature, semi retired of retired couple or family. Fenced, sunny, log burner, pest neg. Refs required. Available September - 03 302 7955 eve. RENTAL TROUBLE? 4 property managers, 5 security checks, 3 management options, emailed account statements, owner login, zero tolerance rent arrears, mediation and Tenancy Act compliant = your peace of mind. Its why more people are choosing McGregor Rental Management! Taking your no-obligation enquiry now nz/propman.htm rentals@mcgregorrealestate. or 308 6173 and ask for our rental dept! McGregor Real Estate LREA-2008, MREINZ

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ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ASIAN beauty, new to town, stunning figure, G.F.E., fantasy, Greek, sensual massage. No private numbers. Limited time. PH 022-309-9892. ASIAN, new beauty, curvy, busty D.D. Professional service and good massage. Phone Marina 021 137 9869. FRISKY Fillies would like to welcome Missy, size 10, petite, dark hair, 40B cup, sensual, sexual dynamo. Open 7 days. Phone 021 565 126.

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Ashton Lamont Happy Birthday our big boy. Love you lots Nana and Poppa.

Grace MacDonald “Congratulations on your graduation from Ruma Whakawhanui – The Extension Room. Happy birthday and happy school days from all your friends and teachers at Childs Play Preschool, Tinwald.”

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Directors: Annie Smith and Brenda Leonard Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm, Phone 308 2959, Main South Road


Kase Frederick Stoddart, born June 19 at Ashburton Hospital, 8lbs 12oz, to proud parents Tim and Aleisha Stoddart and big brother Braxton.


Proud parents Narelle and Nick Usmar welcomed an arrival of Madison Jade Usmar born on June 25, weighing 9lb 5oz.



Proud parents Dale and Richard are so excited about new arrival of Caitlyn Neill, born on July 6, weighing 8lb 4oz.

Ciaran Nish, born on July 5, weighing 10lb 6oz, was welcomed into Nish family of Clare, Jayson and sister Meghan, 2.


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weekend crossword number 34 across 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 28. 30. 33. 36. 38. 39. 40. 42. 43. 44. 46. 49. 51. 53. 55. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 65. 66. 70. 71. 73. 75. 80. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87.

down 1. Trouble (6) LAST WEEK SOLUTIONS

ACROSS: 13, Commission. 14, Portent. 15, Rehash. 16, Advice. 17, Tempest. 18, Kebab. 19, Posh. 20, Newel. 21, Billy. 22, Hasten. 23, Watch. 28, Whither. 30, Espouse. 33, Parachute. 36, Bucket. 38, Press. 39, False. 40, Norway. 42, Below. 43, Postage. 44, Swipes. 46, Doll. 49, Park. 51, Intact. 53, Hessian. 55, Party. 59, Starve. 60, Dummy. 61, Trace. 62, Litter. 63, Economist. 65, Hearing. 66, Soldier. 70, Leave. 71, Colour. 73, Salad. 75, Rambo. 80, Ball. 82, Rites. 83, Thicket. 84, Reefer. 85, Amused. 86, Nervous. 87, Emoluments. DOWN: 1, Fondle. 2, Imminent. 3, Usher. 4, Pigtail. 5, Animal. 6, Speed. 7, Crutch. 8, Peckish. 9, Stablemate. 10, Probe. 11, Whiplash. 12, Isis. 24, Catcall. 25, Petty. 26, Consign. 27, Varnish. 29, House. 31, Spent. 32, Safe. 34, Sprout. 35, Flaw. 37, Knocker. 41, Radiant. 45, Planet. 47, Dilemma. 48, Texture. 50, Attache. 52, Camp. 54, Stain. 56, There. 57, Byre. 58, Flood. 60, Discontent. 64, Novelist. 67, Diameter. 68, Consort. 69, Faction. 72, Ration. 74, Ankles. 76, Breath. 77, Bride. 78, First. 79, Fraud. 81, Army

12. Dog’s gruff cry (4) 2. Deduction from pay (8) 24. Contemplative person (7) 3. Weighing device (5) 25. Worry (5) 4. Short biographical sketch (7) 26. Gambling (7) 5. Nook (6) 27. Agricultural labourer (7) 6. Orate (5) 29. Willow (5) 7. Classical dance (6) 31. Throw (5) 8. First course (7) 32. Duplicate (4) 9. Grey Friar (10) 34. Injure by twisting (6) 10. Alloy (5) 35. Cleanse (4) 11. Fighter (8) 37. Bar (7)

Monaco town (5,5) Wound dressing (7) Tropical bird (6) Church (6) Appreciative letters (3,4) Scope (5) Dark (4) Fracture (5) Fright (5) Jewellery item (3-3) Nativity (5) Principal juror (7) Crime (7) Odd (9) Season (6) Emulsion, for example (5) Small crustacean (5) Hit (6) Search uncertainly (5) Method of execution (7) Undermined (6) Evangelist (4) Resonation (4) Madness (6) Quarrel (7) Contented (5) Religious address (6) Hesitate (5) Cut very closely (5) Soup flavour (6) Story (9) Sibling (7) Run about playfully (7) Discolour (5) Complete (6) Drinking tube (5) Take unlawfully (5) Platform (4) Inn (5) Anarchic (7) Weapon (3-3) Car fuel (6) Clergyman’s allowance (7) Laid waste (10)

41. Unrestrained (7) 64. Agent (8) 45. Young cat (6) 67. Motherly (8) 47. Mistake (7) 68. Criminal (7) 48. Hairy (7) 69. Submissive (7) 50. Cigar (7) 72. Hangman’s rope (6) 52. Pal (4) 74. Fashionable (6) 54. Put (5) 76. Ill-used (6) 56. Composure (5) 77. Ledge (5) 57. Fruit (4) 78. Vegetable (5) 58. Sac (5) 79. Middle part of a ship (5) 60. Devotion to one’s country (10) 81. Elderly (4)


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Weekend Services Methven. Saturday and Sunday open: 4pm - 6pm.

HML Home care Medical Limited - Ring 0800 700 155 for FREE 24hr Health Advice. DUTY DOCTORS



aSHBUrTon HoSPiTal general WardS - (Medical and Surgical): DAILY, 2.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm - 7.30pm Children must be accompanied by an adult. cHalmerS Ward (including Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation Unit) - OPEN VISITING. maTerniTy Ward - DAILY, 10am - 8pm. -Husbands and patient’s own children may visit the patient from: 7am - 10pm. TUarangi Home (Cameron St) - DAILY, -unrestricted visiting.

This service is for emergency medical care only. Please remember your community Services card. Emergency phone until 8am Monday - 0800 700 155. Sealy Street medical Practice, Sealy Street, will be the duty practice for Saturday and Sunday until 8am Monday. They will hold surgery from 10am until 12 noon and from 6pm until 7pm. No appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 1212.


For weekend doctor and emergency details please phone the Rakaia Medical Centre, ph 303 5002. Ashburton Hospital DOES NOT provide an accident and emergency service. Except in cases of emergency persons requiring medical attention must consult their own or the duty general practitioner. Persons subsequently requiring treatment at Ashburton Hospital must have a general practitioners


aSHBUrTon mail cenTre FAST POST: Mon - Fri 6pm hr- Freephone 0800 VicTim (0800 842 846) - STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm PoST deliVery cenTreS Direct dials to a volunteer. Allenton: Mon - Fri 5pm ashburton office - 307 8409 week-days, Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm 9am - 2pm - outside of these hours leave a Methven: Mon - Fri 4.30pm message. Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm ALCOHOL DRUG HELP LINE aSHBUrTon’S STreeT receiVerS Call us free on (0800 787 797). Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm Lines open 10am - 10pm Seven days. Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm




aSHBUrTon - Sat 10am until 2pm. Sun CLOSED. Public holidays from 10am until 2pm. Phone 308-1050. meTHVen - Saturday and Sunday 9am 5.45pm. Phone 302-8955 or


Phone 308 1133. Baring Square East, Ashburton. Sat & Sun: 10.00am - 4.00pm Closed Public Holidays.

If you do not have or cannot contact your regular dentist, please phone 027 683 0679 for the name of the rostered weekend dentist in Christchurch. Hours 9am-5pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.



Reservations and timetables, 24-hour service. Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. BUSeS - Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm.

Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Helpline ServiceS

netherby Pharmacy, Chalmers Avenue, Ashburton. Saturday open from: 10am - 12 noon. Sunday open from: 10.30am - 12 noon. Saturday and Sunday evenings: 6pm - 7pm. methven Pharmacy, 101 Main Street,

WEEKEND HOURS: Hours: Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm.

coMMunity ServiceS




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Toll-Free: 0800 353 353

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Baring Square East, Ashburton. Ph 308 3167 Saturday-Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or 027 Closed Statutory Holidays. Group Bookings by arrangement




Contact (cats) Andrea 021 892 939 or (dogs) Dawn 021 828 350

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Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700 - 24 hour service

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Guardian Weekend Weather

AShburton offiCe Somerset House, 161 Burnett Street. Ph: (03) 308 7052 OPen Mon–Fri 9.30am–4.30pm timAru offiCe The Ken Wills Complex, 300 Hilton Highway, Washdyke. Ph: (03) 688 2043 OPen Mon–Fri 9.00am-5.00pm


Saturday, 13 July 2013



Wa i m a k a r i r i





Map for Saturday











NZ Today


Wind km/h less than 30 Waimate

30 to 59 60 plus

Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3


9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


9 noon 3


morning min

9 pm am 3


showers fine rain cloudy fine cloudy showers fine rain fine fine fine sleet














9 noon 3


9 pm


3 0 3 3 7 5 4 2 2 -2 -7 1 -1

13 13 12 12 12 13 12 13 9 10 6 9 11











The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 8:04 am Set 5:13 pm Good

Good fishing

Rise 8:04 am Set 5:14 pm Good

Good fishing

A deep low moves away from the east of the North Island tomorrow, leaving a strong cold southerly flow to cover the country. The southerlies gradually ease from Monday as a high approaches from the Tasman Sea. A ridge should move north over the country on Tuesday, allowing northwesterlies to spread onto the South Island.

Fair fishing

Rise 10:09 am Set 10:17 pm

Rise 10:36 am Set 11:19 pm

Rise 11:04 am

First quarter

Full moon

Last quarter

16 Jul

3:20 pm

©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

23 Jul

6:17 am

30 Jul

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa

5:45 am


144.7 10.2 16.5 87.6

Canterbury Readings to 4pm yesterday Temperatures °C


Ashburton Airport

Rainfall mm

min grass 16 hour Jul 2013 min to date to date

8.0 -4.3 -10.3


Christchurch Airport 9.9 -3.8 -5.9


Timaru Airport













8.2 -5.0

Wind km/h

max gust

8.4 564.2 NE 20 22






16.4 410.2

Showers, mainly north of the Rakaia, with snow down to 1200 metres, clearing during the afternoon, leaving fine spells. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: E 30 km/h, turning S.


W 15

9.6 369.0 NW 15

FZL: Lowering to 600m

Showers, with snow lowering to 300 metres. Snow showers, especially in the north. Cold southwesterlies, strong about the Wind at 1000m: S 35 km/h. coast. Wind at 2000m: S rising to gale 70 km/h.



Showers and cold southwesterlies easing.

Snow showers clearing and becoming fine. Southerlies dying away at low levels and easing higher up.


Fine with frosts. Light winds.

Fine with frosts. Light winds.



Fine with frosts. Light winds.

Mainly fine. Westerlies.

World Weather Forecast for today


Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday Nth Ashburton at 3:00 pm, yesterday Sth Ashburton at 3:15 pm, yesterday Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday

Rise 8:03 am Set 5:15 pm Fair

Rain, mainly north of the Rakaia River, clearing during the afternoon, leaving fine spells. Light winds.


NZ Situation

Source: Environment Canterbury 12:54 7:02



River Levels




Midnight Tonight

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






TODAY FZL: 1600m, but 1000m in the south

TUESDAY: Fine, with frosts. Light winds.




MONDAY: Showers clearing. Southerlies easing.




Canterbury High Country




Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Cloudy periods. Light winds. TOMORROW: Showery. Cold gusty southwesterlies.




Ashburton Forecast

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

rain cloudy rain cloudy fine showers fine thunder fine rain fine fine fine showers cloudy

11 11 25 14 12 19 23 27 0 25 22 32 10 16 13

17 22 30 25 21 26 35 33 15 29 33 45 21 20 25

Geneva Hobart Hong Kong Honolulu Islamabad Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Madrid Melbourne Moscow Nadi New Delhi

Compiled by © Copyright Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited 2013

fine drizzle fine fine showers rain fine showers showers fine fine rain fine fine thunder

14 6 28 22 27 24 4 25 13 18 21 9 15 19 28

27 12 33 28 37 29 19 34 30 25 36 16 26 29 38

New York Paris Perth Rarotonga Rome San Francisco Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Taipei Tel Aviv Tokyo Washington Zurich

rain fine showers rain fine fine rain thunder fine fine rain fine fine rain showers

23 14 5 21 18 12 23 25 8 10 25 23 27 20 14

30 26 20 28 27 23 26 31 24 19 32 32 34 26 27

For the very latest weather information, including Weather Warnings, visit


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, July 13 , 2013

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7 Function Oven

5 Fin Oil Heater

600mm. Black. Double glazed glass door.

3 heat settings. 1000W.








16L Dehumidifier




Twin Cutter

1200W. SKU00318797

Hollow core, pre-primed. 1980mm x 810mm.

600mm. Stainless steel. 3 speeds. SKU00301129




Impact driver and drill driver. SKU00222758




Powdercoated aluminium. 2450w x 1200h mm. Black. SKU00228938





Kinetic Sink

780 x 480mm. Waste included. SKU00919229





$ 92


TV Bracket

Telescopic, tilt and swivel. SKU04360291







1450psi. SKU00498861







5 Shelf Boltless Unit Kitset. Holds up to 350kg. 1830h x 910w x 400d mm.

R1.5. 10m².





Underfloor Insulation


2 stroke. 460mm bar.



1 Step Alloy Stool

$ 95

45cc Petrol Chainsaw

2L Deck & Driveway Outdoor Cleaner SKU00229685


100kg load rating.




25m Heavy Duty Extension Lead

$ 99

All pressures.


Props not included.



Slide Shower


A-Frame Clothes Airer

300ml Zero Nails

White. Sealer primer undercoat. SKU00416540



Pool & Garden Fence Panel

4L Easycoat Prep

10L $105

10L Stackable Bin

MDF Interior Door


18V Drill Kit Combo



Auto defrost & shut off.






8m Tape Measure


$ 98

$ 97

2.4 x 3m. 80gsm. Dark green.

Set of 2. SKU00308755




BUNNINGS WAREHOUSE Spade & Fork Set Tubular steel. SKU00182116




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8kg Big Value Lime SKU00184436


$ 48

Garage Pack Channel & grate. SKU00561388



Not all services and products featured are available in all stores, but may be ordered. See in store for product availability. We reserve the right to restrict the purchase of commercial quantities. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Prices valid until Friday 19th July 2013 or while stocks last.

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