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One-stop health centre set for Ashburton close and both patient lists and GPs will merge into the new centre under the Ashburton Family A new health centre being built Health Centre banner. in Ashburton will cater for up to Better Health currently has 10,000 patients and potentially practices set up in both Timaru see other smaller practices close and Christchurch and caters for in favour of the new model. more than 28,000 patients. The two-storey centre, fundThe company has a firm policy ed by local developers and co- of owning no more than 50 per ordinated by medical develop- cent of the practice at any time. ment company Better Health, is “This model ensures the centre expected to be completed next is managed in the best interests year – housing GPs, practice of both the patients and the GPs nurses, physiotherapists and and we believe that’s critically other key health professionals. important,” Mr Jones said. The build is awaiting several “We provide the continuity and consents, but is likely to be built sustainability, the admin and on the corner of Queens Drive the support services and at the and West Street – subject to same time the staff work togethapproval. er to ensure the centre provides Better Health chief executive a comprehensive health service David Jones said the centre con- across a core of primary health cept has already received strong services – all under the same support from several doctors in roof.” Ashburton and interest from Some doctors in Mid GPs out of town has been high. Canterbury have Mr Jones said already signed up the centre would for the new initibe a “one-stop ative – spelling a shop” offering all possible end for health services, in some medical pracThe aim is to a move that will tices next year as release a heavy have a one-stop a merger seems burden on the highly possible. shop and offer district’s GPs and Equally, it is remove mounting understood some all services in pressure in Mid haven’t one place – and doctors Canterbury. supported the new “It is no secret model and instead clearly there Ashburton has see it as a major are facilities been doing it threat, despite the tough for the past centre wanting to in Ashburton few years ... and work with existing at times the presthat need to be health professionsure has been als in the area. updated immense on the “The aim is to medical practichave a one-stop es,” he said. shop and offer all “This health services in one centre is about place – and clearly establishing a fresh and more there are facilities in Ashburton modern model of care which is that need to be updated. We sustainable and in turn that will shouldn’t been seen as a threat,” help smooth the level of service Mr Jones said. out to more manageable bites “The burden of health care is spread right across a whole team continually growing and in the of health professionals. next few years, we know that “In Ashburton the pressure burden will be phenomenal so on GPs isn’t necessarily just we need to put measures in because of a GP shortage, it also place now to tackle that. has a lot to do with the model of “This model of care offers care being delivered, and quite choices, it offers flexibility and a few models in the town are it’s not entirely reliant on the clearly outdated,” Mr Jones said. standard individual practicing Mr Jones, who is working GP ... we’re thinking of new ways closely with local developers to to offer the same level of care establish the new family health and better utilising other staff centre, says health professionals members,” he said. that join up will retain an ownerA variety of options, discussship percentage – ensuring max- ing after hour services, are also imum input from all involved. being discussed. The new model of care will also The new health centre is likely see some practices in Ashburton to be operational by April, 2014. By Sam Morton

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Major project: The sign on the corner of Queens Drive and West Street says it all. A new family health centre will be built in Ashburton and is expected to be operational by April next year.

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Ashburton house prices have sky-rocketed 27 per cent in the past year. February saw a new benchmark set for house prices in the Ashburton District with the median sale price hitting $315,000. This was up 27 per cent on February last year ($67,000), 14.5 per cent ($40,000) up on January and that indicates Ashburton’s real estate market has hit a miniboom, says real estate company owner Trevor Hurley. While a run of high price property sales could skew median prices a little, the trend over recent months had been for prices to move steadily upwards. He believes that trend is likely to continue, supported by a strong local economy and low unemployment. “We’re starting to see multiple offers on properties again and we’ve had situations where we’ve achieved up to $30,000 over the vendor’s expectations and where we’ve valued a property at.” The way in which people were marketing their properties was beginning to change also to take advantage of the strong market, Mr Hurley said. Listing with a sale price was now far less common that a listing with a buyer price range or price by negotiation, he said.

“Given the market we’re in, there’s now a wee bit of speculation about what a property is actually worth. I’d call this market in Ashburton at the moment a minibubble compared with the rest of the country. It’s certainly above our normal pattern.” Mr Hurley said there were still cashed up Christchurch buyers looking to buy in Ashburton and that was another factor pushing prices up. “They seem to come in waves, some to buy and some to rent.” While there had been a shortage of listings a few months ago, that had now balanced itself out and there were solid listings across most buyer ranges, he said. “We’re also starting to see a good number of first home buyers and investors in the market. Interest rates are still low, there’s plenty of money available and that’s encouraging extra confidence in our market.” In February 49 houses changed hands in the district, taking an average of 30 days to sell. Ashburton was a strong player in helping Canterbury lead the way in surging house prices and numbers and shrinking days to sell. While Ashburton’s median sale price surged 27 per cent on February last year, prices across the Canterbury median was up 7.4 per cent and the national median increased 7.6 per cent.

Celtic players get the good oil on alcohol awareness By Myles Hume As another season closes in, the Celtic Rugby Club has adopted a proactive approach to raise alcohol awareness in its community. Last night the club was visited by Crusaders assistant coach Tabai Matson, who took players through an intensive training session before heading into the clubrooms to educate the young sportsmen on a more serious topic - alcohol.

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LEFT: Crusaders assistant coach Tabai Matson speaks to Celtic Rugby Club players about the impact of alcohol and the difference they can make.

Mr Matson is the ambassador of SAY Now, a campaign headed by Sport Canterbury. The campaign is designed to instill alcohol awareness which players and club members could take into the community. “The key message is not about pointing the finger and saying rugby clubs have a problem. It’s about clubs, which are a key part to the community, being in an ideal position to capture and educate,” Sport Canterbury business manager Jonny Kirkpatrick said. After already visiting 15 clubs and nine schools in Canterbury, Mr Matson took the Celtic players through a detailed presentation that showed the impact alcohol had performance-wise, medically and socially.

With 70 young Celtic players in front of him, the former All Black spoke about the days of court sessions and celebratory parties which are now a rarity in professional rugby. “The campaign was really easy for me to get involved in, it (the change in culture) has been such a critical part to Canterbury Rugby’s success and it’s a subject we have been really passionate about,” he said. He pointed to 2006 when Canterbury had a “Sunday session” the week before the semi final, putting them a day behind in their preparation. They lost to a team they beat convincingly in the round robin, prompting a review which changed the drinking culture and led them to a record five

national provincial titles and a tighter team unit. It is something Mr Matson believed was “trickling down” to club level. Mr Kirkpatrick said SAY Now was not the “silver bullet”, but it was a way for clubs to look at changes they could make in the club environment which players would like to see. Speaking to Mr Matson, some of the Celtic players showed a keen interest, saying non-alcoholic team initiations and banning after-match beers in the changing sheds could be alternatives while the club had already stopped player-of-the-day sculls. But Mr Matson took a step back and asked why players drunk in the first place? Some players responded saying

it was social, it tastes good and to celebrate. “Does New Zealand have a problem? Yes we do, but again it’s not about rugby clubs, if you step back and have a look it’s definitely a key issue and you guys are a key influence in the community to make a difference,” Mr Matson said. Celtic Rugby Club president Paul Summerfield said players liked to have a few after-match drinks, but drinking was not a problem at the club. He said there had been a shift in attitude, pointing out the club usually closed at 7pm in recent seasons, “not like the old days when we used to go until 12”. “It’s about being proactive, to be seen doing the right thing and doing the right thing, it’s that simple.”

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Maths: ‘Schools need to adapt’ been labelled confusing and timeconsuming by critics, and is being blamed for the drop in achievement. One international study in 2011 found that half of New Zealand’s 9-year-olds could not add 218 and 191 with Education Minister Hekia Parata calling it “extremely concerning”. But Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president Neil Simons believes critics should not take aim at the methods used, instead it was up to individual schools to exercise their powers to make the methods work. “The biggest problem is that peo-

By Myles Hume Mid Canterbury principals have defended the way they teach numeracy, saying schools need to adapt to give their pupils the best chance at succeeding. Schools throughout New Zealand have taken on the Numeracy Development Project which was introduced in 2001 in reaction to the low achievement of Kiwi schoolchildren in maths in the 1990s. The resource, which can teach pupils up to four different ways to solve one question efficiently, has

ple have got confused, saying that they (children) can’t work it out the written way, I don’t believe some schools are implementing it fully,” Mr Simons said. Allenton School principal Graham Smith said the project enabled pupils to fully understand the “conceptual” elements of numeracy, instead of using the old column style to just reach an answer. The latest ministry figures show the number of Year 8 (12 years old) children who could answer a series of simple multiplication questions correctly within four seconds dropped from 47 per cent in 2001 to

37 per cent in 2009. To add to the concerning statistics, the Education Review Office (ERO) recently found half of the 240 schools they visited had not made the required changes to the Numeracy Development Project to suit their pupils. That’s something that Tinwald School principal Peter Livingstone finds hard to believe. After realising how time consuming the method had become, Mr Livingstone met with staff to investigate how they could streamline the project. “At our school maths was the sec-

ond strongest in national standards, we have voiced concern over what changes needed to be made, you can’t follow it ad hoc,” he said. Mount Hutt College saw the direct result of pupils coming out of the Numeracy Development Project. Principal John Schreurs said it was not numeracy the college was worried about, saying the time spent on numbers was impacting on other aspects of maths like geometry. With some critics calling for a resurgence in basic teaching methods, Mr Schreurs said it would be a “knee-jerk reaction” that would need more investigating.

Methven finally gets another dentist By Sam Morton Howard Lee is filling the gap in Methven. The former Kalgoorlie dentist arrived in Mid Canterbury last week, following months of planning, departing his previous practice. Dr Lee, who was born in South Korea, has practised in several North Island dental centres and has spent the previous four years in Western Australia, catering largely for the mining community. However, Dr Lee’s 10-year love for skiing has enticed him to Methven, and he is looking forward to a quieter, more relaxed lifestyle living in the district. “I can’t wait to get out on the slopes and enjoy the winter, but that will probably be closer to next year, because I will be doing some long days here in Methven for the first year. “The demand is definitely there and I want to be able to help service the community, they don’t need to wait any longer,” Dr Lee said. Dr Lee and his business Dental Care Canterbury, will operate out of the Methven Medical Centre. Methven hasn’t had a dentist for five years and the district demand, especially on the Ashburton dentists has been rapidly growing. Dr Lee is confident his services will help ease pressure all round, but he is encouraging people to make their own decisions when it comes to changing dentists. “There may be quite a few people who have been travelling in to see their dentist in Ashburton and that’s absolutely fine to keep it that way ... that’s their choice. “I’m saying that I’m here and available if people need to see a dentist, regardless of where they have travelled from to see me. I am looking forward to getting to know the local community,” Dr Lee said. In the next week or so, Dr Lee will be busy converting an empty room at the medical centre into a wellequipped dental clinic. He will be providing all routine dentistry and

Legal action against the country’s major banks is out of the question for many Ashburton locals, but some say it is about time the banks stopped ripping off their customers. Auckland barrister Andrew Hooker, backed by Australian law firm Slater & Gordon and Australian litigation funders Litigation Lending Services, announced plans to take class legal action against the main banks to claim back “excessive” default fees charged over the last six years. Mr Hooker said up to a million Kiwis could be eligible to join in the action which close to 10,000 people had registered online to join the lawsuit against BNZ, ASB, ANZ, Westpac and Kiwibank. Although some Mid Cantabrians claim they have been financially hampered by bank fees in recent years, they say they will not be joining legal action against the banks. “It doesn’t affect me too much so I don’t know if I’ll be joining ... I think sometimes people forget they are there to make money too but not that I have pity for them,” cafe worker Carolyn Handley said. “People need to be aware of

• Two arrests • The Ashburton Police arrested a 17-year -old Ashburton man on charges of burglary and intentional damage on Monday night. The teenager will appear in the Ashburton District Court on Monday. • A 23-year-old Ashburton man was arrested for breaching bail yesterday.

• False alarm The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to an incident on Collins Street in Netherby yesterday, following reports of smoke coming from a window. The call-out proved to be a false alarm, about 12.30pm.

A report that somebody had been shot in Gisborne yesterday afternoon was a hoax. Several armed officers and ambulances responded to a call about 1.10pm that someone had been shot in Munro St in Gisborne. “Someone called the ambulance to say someone was injured through a gunshot wound,” said Inspector Marty Parker. The street was cordoned off but nothing was found. -APNZ

• Parole denied The mother of tortured Rotorua three-year-old Nia Glassie has been denied parole. Lisa Michelle Kuka, 38, started her a nineyear sentence for the manslaughter of her daughter on February 4, 2009. Kuka’s then partner, Wiremu Curtis, 19, and his brother Michael, 22, were sentenced to life imprisonment for the little girl’s murder. The Parole Board yesterday said Kuka remained an undue risk. - APNZ

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New dentist: Former Australian dentist Howard Lee has made the move to Methven to fill an empty gap and follow his love for skiing. carrying out limited surgery. With the risk of reigniting the fluoride debate, Dr Lee commented on the proactive attitude Methven has shown in retaining low levels of fluoride in their water system. He believes this will have long-

what is going to affect them. We have the power, so we need to make sure we know our rights and how they are going to impact on us.” Jan Hart believed banks already made “plenty” of profit, so the lawsuit was justified. In fact, New Zealand banks made record profits last year and over the past six financial years have had a combined net profit of $16.4 billion. Mr Hooker said the banks had been illegally overcharging Kiwis for many years on transactions for overdrawn accounts, late credit card payments and bounced cheques. He claims the banks have breached contract law by charging a fee that is higher than what it costs them when the payment defaults. Many small businesses are expected to sign up to the class legal action, charged for shuffling money around to make ends meet. Cynthia Downes owns The Bag Shop on West Street. Even though she had not been affected by bank fees, she said it would be hard on small business. “I do agree, I think the fees are a high cost, and smaller businesses could be terribly affected,” she said. The class-action lawsuit

term benefits. “I find it strange Ashburton doesn’t do the same, because it has proven benefits and little risk. “As a dentist and as a person, I will always support low concentrated levels of fluoride, but there is a

danger of over-tipping the balance ... it’s about getting that just right,” Dr Lee said. “I think the oral health of Methven residents, particularly children, will be generally good, due to the fact fluoride has been present for so

many years – but I’m looking forward to getting to know my new home.” Dr Lee will open on April 2 and all appointments should be made through the Methven Medical Centre.


The Guardian hit the street to find out if locals will be signing up in a bid to take the banks to court.

Terry Hart

Carolyn Handley

Wayne Jones

Hamish Paterson

“We aren’t affected so we won’t be taking legal action ... but I think there should be more competition with banks to create a better and more competitive environment.”

“No I won’t be taking legal action because I am not being charged a lot of fees. When people take on banks they tend to lose but I think it’s good because banks have been exposed.”

“Bank fees do tend to annoy me from time to time but I’m not in the position at the moment (to take legal action). I’m convinced they do make enough money from fees.”

“I would have to read into it before I said anything but I guess the fees are a necessary evil, it’s like paying a service for anything and maybe people need to understand that.”

has been met with criticism by Massy University banking expert David Tripe, saying the claimable amount appears to have been overblown. “The figures are a bit of guess-

Harpist in concert Ashburton music lovers will have an opportunity to hear international harpist Robin Ward in concert on Friday. The ex-New Zealander will perform at St David’s Church on Friday as part of his national tour. Playing his own hand-crafted triple harp, Mr Ward will present a programme that contains a variet of music styles, with a combination of his own transcriptions and

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Little local interest in taking banks to court By Myles Hume and APNZ

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music originally written for the instrument. Mr Ward is currently residing in the United Kingdom, where he has been touring extensively. In 2009 he released his first solo CD; No Pedals Attached, and is currently working on his second. The concert will be held at St David’s at 7.30pm on Friday. For tickets and enquiries please contact the church office on 308-5174.


work. I would be surprised if there was a billion dollars that was claimable.” He said when banks charged exception fees it wasn’t just to cover the cost of the transaction

• Injured in fall A 79-year-old was airlifted to Nelson Hospital with hip injuries after a fall early yesterday morning at Anchorage in Abel Tasman National Park. The Wairarapa man woke during the night and fell while leaving his cabin. -APNZ

Primary teachers hold pay meeting Some Mid Canterbury primary schools will be closing early tomorrow afternoon as teachers meet to discuss collective agreement negotiations. Mid Canterbury teachers will be among 27,000 who are covered by the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) union, who will be meeting to discuss offers from the Ministry of Education as well as wider issues that surround pay negotiations. Teachers’ contracts finished in August last year and negotiations have stalled, but tomorrow’s meeting will be a step closer to sorting pay negotiations. NZEI will be holding meetings throughout the country from March 12-22.

but also to cover the increased risk of the money going out and warned if there were no fees there would be little incentive for people to manage their accounts well. by David Fletcher

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Council bid to retain full postal service By Sue Newman The Ashburton District Council has gone in to bat for the retention of six day postal delivery services for its rural residents. In its submission on the proposed changes to the NZ Post deed of understanding that outlines the number of days of the week on which mail must be delivered, the council says that services to rural people should not be sacrificed to help New Zealand Post balance its books. While the council’s preferred outcome would be for the status quo to remain across the board, council chief executive Brian Lester said the council could accept a reduction in urban delivery days. It also had a fall-back position for any change in rural delivery days. “We do not support rural mail delivery being less frequent than that currently provided but if frequency is reduced, the council submits that a Saturday delivery must remain for all rural households.” For rural people, their mail delivery provided a wider service and included newspapers, courier and general delivery services, Mr Lester said. “These additional services, when bundled with postal delivery, create an efficient and much needed way for rural households and businesses to connect with their local community and with the rest of New Zealand and the world.” If rural mail delivery was reduced in frequency then additional servic-

es provided might need to be delivered in alternative ways such as by courier or general delivery, he said. “This would inevitably increase the cost of servicing rural households and businesses and would also erode the revenue capability of the rural mail service.” Rural residents relied on the NZ Post service as their connection with their community and a key way for them to keep in contact with the wider community was through newspapers, Mr Lester said. “While it is accepted that online newspapers will eventually provide this service, the availability and quality of broadband services in many parts of the district means this is not currently viable and may not be for some time yet.” A reduced service would also impact on farmers’ ability to have goods, often items that were time sensitive, delivered to the farm gate, he said. If the option of a reduced service was adopted, the council wants this to be as an enabling provision rather than the standard and for the reduction to be applied only in urban areas. NZ Post is seeking a change to its deed of understanding with the Government over deliver days because of falling mail volumes which in turn have impacted heavily on its profitability. The council has submitted on changes planned to the number of postal outlets and the provision of agency services supporting change but only if there is consultation with affected customers and residents.

• Bain claim date David Bain’s case against Justice Minister Judith Collins will be heard in July, Newstalk ZB reports. He has filed a High Court claim against Ms Collins seeking a review of her actions since she received Justice Ian Binnie’s compensation report last August. A telephone conference took place yesterday between lawyers for Mr Bain and the Minister. A separate hearing will take place next month to determine where the trial will take place. -APNZ

POLL result Yesterday’s result Q: Should the council assist Ashburton’s Aoraki Polytechnic?

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dressed in skirts and stockings, and yesterday the original uniform – consisting of a grey skirt, white skivvy and blue jersey, was modeled on a mannequin. However, she thought the attire worn by women golfers today was probably far more practical. Madge Wilson was another club stalwart in attendance at yesterday’s gathering. She played her last game when she was 88 and donates a trophy to the club each year. “It’s been lovely catching up with everybody – I haven’t seen some of these people for 40


Angus Anderson (right) and Adam Glass put a fresh coat of paint on rails in the showjumping ring. The Methven A&P Association ground was a hive of activity this week leading up to the 99th annual show on Saturday.

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By Linda Clarke Several Mid Canterbury charities will be winners following the Methven A&P Association’s 99th annual show on Saturday. Around 50 calves donated by local farmers will be auctioned on the day, with the money raised going to IHC, St John and cancer support groups. The auction is an important

part of the show, which will showcase Methven’s farming talents and feature traditional show competitions like woodchopping and shearing. The show will also be the venue of the Young Farmers’ Aorangi regional contest, with the winner heading off to the national final. A dedicated group of volunteers has been at the showgrounds this week, preparing it for the annual event.

President Rob Withers said the job was made easier by their hard work. “We’ve had an excellent committee and everyone has gone out of their way to play their part. The ring’s in really good order and there has been some extremely generous donations this year in the way of calves, which will be auctioned on Saturday. “It’s always a great show and we’re really looking forward to see-

ing everyone here on Saturday.” Show secretary Judith McMullan said the show’s theme this year recognised the outdoor recreation opportunities around Methven. On the competition front, entries over the various categories – from equestrian to stock and produce – was on a par with last year. A new section for dairy goats had also been well supported. 120313-tm-026

Tinwald pool a success

Golf’s golden girls get together The golden girls of the Tinwald Golf Club took time out to reminisce at a club reunion yesterday. More than 100 women attended the event and one was 94-year-old founding member Bertha Calder, who was secretary back in 1967 when the club was formed. “There were only about 20 or 30 women playing then, we had a tremendous amount of fun.” Mrs Calder said. “I enjoyed the game and made many friends.” When Mrs Calder joined the club, tradition dictated women

years,” Mrs Wilson said. Donalda Mitchell said plans had been afoot to organise a gathering for some time, and in true kiwi tradition, everyone pitched in to help and brought a plate for the afternoon tea. Photos, scrapbooks and memorabilia were displayed, along with the original club banner, contributing to the atmosphere and stimulated lively conversations. RIGHT: Founding member of the Tinwald Golf Club Bertha Calder enjoyed catching up with friends at a women’s club reunion.

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The Tinwald Domain swimming pool has been one of the summer’s success stories, with swimmer numbers more than doubling on previous summers. And for the domain board members, that was the best return they could have asked for on the money invested in upgrading work last winter. Board chair Alistair Wing said that swimmer numbers this year had passed the 5000 mark, but over the past three weeks had declined significantly and the board had decided to close the pool for the season. With its best year on record behind it, he said it

was considering opening the pool earlier next year, possibly in midNovember. Last winter the board carried out extensive tiling work around the pools and installed solar panels and heat pumps to maintain water temperature at a minimum of 28 degrees. Additional tiling work will be carried out this winter, more shade areas will be installed and a new grassed area will be laid at the southern end of the main pool. None of that work would have been possible without support from the community and from local businesses, Mr Wing said.

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he drought is holding New Zealand in its grip as many regions have not seen rain for nearly two months. With a large dose of rainfall possibly still months away, farmers around the country are bracing themselves for the worst. Instead of suffering in silence, farmers are showing their resilience, co-operation and the lessons they have learned during previous dry stints. The first trucks of feed are heading up from the south to

OUR VIEW help out their colleagues up north who seem to be in the most desperate need. Farmers in Canterbury and Otago are used to long, dry summers and because of the sophisticated irrigation schemes in Mid Canterbury, the drought has not had the devastating effect it has had on the North Island. Many farmers in Northland, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay and the

Wairarapa are dealing with conditions that totally new to them or at least very rare. Waikato suffered a major drought in 2008, and like their cousins in Canterbury, they are starting to learn how to adapt and plan for even tougher conditions ahead. The biggest fear around rural areas is that substantial rain may still be a month away and continued hot weather may put

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those areas into genuine crisis mode. While many North Island areas have been officially been classified as drought areas, so they can receive assistance from

Government agencies and relief funds, the farmers say their needs are not as desperate as some media outlets make us believe. Trucking the Canterbury feed up north is mainly to prepare them for a long winter. Interestingly, local Federated Farmers Grain and Seed chairman David Clark has warned local crop farmers not to sell all their feed and make sure they keep enough in reserve to look after their Mid Canterbury neighbours.

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For many areas, the government push to speed up irrigation schemes around the country will prove to be a godsend and many will look at this district to learn how to battle dry conditions and maximise the available water. Because Mid Canterbury has been so experienced and efficient with its irrigation schemes, local famers can now help their colleagues up north, while making a few extra dollars selling straw that may otherwise have gone up in smoke.

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There is no doubt many farmers are doing it tough, having to send their stock down south or to the meat works earlier and cheaper than they had planned, but they may need to look at long-term changes as similar droughts may become a regular feature. For thousands of years, farmers have shown to be resilient in dealing with changing environments, so hopefully they will be able to overcome shifting climate patterns.

YOUR VIEW Fun run We were delighted with the response to Saturday’s Fun Run/ Walk in support of a local family coping with serious illness. Thank you so much to our wonderful community for your generosity, warm-heartedness and practical support of this fundraising venture in the domain. We are grateful to all the many businesses who provided spot prizes, marquees, barbecues, and

food, ensuring a successful day. Thank you also to staff at the Ashburton District Council for their help. It is a privilege indeed to belong to such a kind-hearted and supportive community. Thank you Ashburton! Ashburton Athletic, Ashburton Methodist Parish, Real Women Circuit Training, St. David’s Community Church

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Once again you’re right Mr Editor, I admit it, I did use text language; in fact I copied the way you spell “Txt” in your Contact Us column down the side of the Opinion page! Beez (formerly Bez)

With regards the current low water levels in the domain ponds whilst the Allenton road works are on-going. One would hope that the Council seizes the opportunity to remove the supermarket trolllies, road cones and other rubbish currently visible rather than wait for the water to cover it all over again. Pete (Text message)

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Anzac Day ‘needs to be held on the day’ It might be a break with decades of tradition, but the Mondayisation of Anzac Day may not ruffle too many feathers among members of Ashburton’s Returned Services’ Association. President Malcolm Hanson said the issue hadn’t been widely debated among members, but his personal belief was that Anzac Day should be observed on April 25 regardless of the day of the week on which it fell.

A private member’s bill introduced by Labour MP David Clark that would give Kiwis a Monday off if Waitangi Day and Anzac Day fell at a weekend, looks likely to have the numbers to be passed, a move that has been opposed by the RSA nationally. At the end of the day Mr Hanson said, the important thing was that Anzac Day and what it stood for were not forgotten. He hopes that the day for

observing Anzac Day will remain on April 25, whether the statutory day’s holiday is observed on that day or on the following Monday. The RSA’s national executive is concerned that creating a long weekend when April 25 fell at a weekend could take the focus away from the real reason for marking Anzac Day. Earlier the Government had threatened to veto the Holidays

Amendment Bill but has since rescinded that threat. While it will not vote in support, the bill is expected to have the numbers to pass. Estimates are that Mondayising Anzac Day and Waitangi Day when they fall at a weekend will cost taxpayers more than $200 million. Anzac Day next falls on a Saturday in 2015 and Waitangi Day in 2016.

The Ministry of Education has blamed Talent2 for sending debt collectors to retrieve money from teachers who have been overpaid by the error-riddled Novopay payroll system. After teachers’ unions told the Government to “call the dogs off”, the ministry’s acting Secretary for Education Peter Hughes said it would be reviewing Talent2’s debt recovery policy to ensure it continued to be “appropriate in the current circumstances”. Mr Hughes said the process used by Talent2, the Australian company behind Novopay, was the same as used by the previous payroll provider. It is not known why the payroll provider is also the debt collection agency. Talent2 could not be reached for comment. The Minister in charge of sorting out the Novopay problems, Steven Joyce, is flying back from overseas but a spokesman said the debt collection tactic was not something Mr Joyce had asked for and was most certainly something he would be looking at as soon as he returned. Education Minister Hekia Parata is in Europe. It is understood debt recovery service Baycorp is being used to retrieve the money. Nobody from the company was available for comment last night. The payroll system, launched six months ago, has been plagued by problems with teachers and support staff underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all. The Government has launched a ministerial inquiry and a technical audit of the debacle. The revelation that debt collectors are being used has disgusted teachers’ unions. Ian Leckie, the immediate past president of the NZ Educational Institute, and speaking on behalf of the president Judith Nowotarski, who is away, said the action was “extremely heavyhanded”. He understood debt collectors were approaching teachers while they were working, and the visits were the first the staff knew about an overpayment that needed to be paid back. “While we’ve got so many peo-

ple not being paid correctly and being underpaid, instead of putting the effort into getting people paid who are owed money, they’re actually spending time and effort into retrieving money,” Mr Leckie said. He said the ministry still owed money to his school, which had paid $45,000 in advances to teachers who had been victim of the Novopay system. “But our school certainly isn’t sending debt collectors around to the ministry for what we had to pay out.” Post Primary Teachers’ Association general secretary Kevin Bunker said he respected the fact that employers needed to pay back any accidental wage overpayments. “However in the current climate where the teachers are the unfortunate victims of a dysfunctional payroll system, we would urge the Ministry of Education to call the dogs off. “The ministry needs to exhibit the same level of patience that scores of underpaid teachers have shown as Novopay issues are sorted through.” Labour leader David Shearer said the debt collectors should be sent straight to Mr Joyce’s office. “Novopay is a complete shambles. One week teachers are overpaid, the next they are underpaid. “Thousands of teachers across the country have no salary certainty at all. New Zealand First education spokeswoman Tracey Martin said the debt collection was putting teachers’ credit rating at risk. She said one deputy principal had been overpaid by about $10,000 and had not heard a word from Novopay. He was worried he was about to be sent a debt collection notice, she said. APNZ was unable to contact the deputy principal yesterday. Fed-up teachers and support staff protested outside the electorate offices of 35 National MPs last week. A special Novopay Backlog Clearance Unit opened on Monday to help clear the backlog of issues relating to previous Novopay pay periods. - APNZ

Eco-house on show in Chch South Canterbury Finance By Kurt Bayer A high-tech eco-house so chockful of insulation that it doesn’t require heating during an Auckland winter could solve Christchurch’s post-earthquake housing crisis, designers say. A factory-built show home went on display in Christchurch yesterday with its developers claiming it provides a blueprint for warmer, healthier homes with lower power bills. Recycled plastic bottles have been turned into insulation which wrap around its steel roof and wall framing “like Christmas presents”. And with photovoltaics for energy generation, solar water heating, a rain water tank, top-spec double-glazing, and wood pellet burner, The High Performance House will be warmer and more energy efficient than anything built before it. The project is a collaboration between industry partners, New Zealand Steel, Frametek-RFS, InsulPro, Fletcher Aluminium and Resene, and has been project managed by Beacon Pathway Inc. The Canterbury earthquakes

have given developers a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to set standards in building for the rest of New Zealand, Beacon chief executive Nick Collins said. Designed by award-winning architect Anne Salmond, the prefabricated 100 sq m two-bedroom house costs between $230,000 and $270,000. Its developers say it’s comparable in price with its competitors, but say it’s streets ahead when it comes to how quick it can be built and its energy efficiency. “When you come to build a house, insulation is a very small cost item. But the more you invest in it, the warmer and healthier the home, and the lower the power bills will be in the future. It’s a no-brainer,” said Mr Collins. He compared the evolution to houses over the last 30 years, with that of the automobile. “A car built in 1983 just doesn’t compare with a car built this year. It’s miles ahead in every way. But houses haven’t developed at the same rate.” Over the next year, while the home is on show at the Home Innovation Village (HIVE) at Canterbury Agricultural Park, its

energy efficiency will be tested. Humidity and temperature censors will gauge its success, while they will also monitor the thermal performance of its walls and roof to check if any heat is escaping. Roger Sutton, chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) who opened the show home last night, praised its innovation. “The earthquakes have forced us to rethink the way we build homes, and it is innovative approaches like this which should be encouraged,” he said. “Having come from the energy sector, I think the focus needs to be on ensuring warmer homes with reduced energy costs. It is also important that any new building approaches are not out of the reach of home buyers.” While a similar home in Auckland built with lower insulation levels was found to not need any additional heating throughout a winter, with bedrooms staying above 16°C and lounge to 18°C, developers are as yet unsure it will cope in a harsher Christchurch winter. A similar project is also being planned for Auckland. - APNZ

five to stand trial next year By Paul McBeth The five former directors and executives of failed Timaru lender South Canterbury Finance will stand trial in the High Court next February after losing a bid to keep the hearing in the district court. The Crown was successful in its bid to have former directors Ed Sullivan and Bob White, and former chief executive Lachie McLeod, former chief financial officer Graeme Brown, and former company accountant Terry Hutton tired in the High Court, according to a judgment yesterday. Justice Paul Heath “reached a firm conclusion that the trial should be transferred to the High Court for hearing” to commence either judge alone or by jury on February 10, 2014, he said. The trial may take between 12 weeks and 16 weeks, the judgment said. The 21 charges relating to fraud, dating back to between November 2004 and February 2010, and are

linked to the $1.58 billion paid out to debenture holders covered by the retail deposit guarantee. The most serious allegations are against Sullivan and White, whom the Crown asserts “each was a party to the making of deliberately false statements in prospectuses,” the judgment said. Sullivan, White and McLeod are alleged to have used false financial statements to secure cover in the government’s guarantee scheme. “An allegation that a company director has made deliberately false statements to induce members of the public to invest money in a company which ends up in receivership owing some $1.58 billion to its investors is extremely serious,” Justice Heath said. “The gravity of the alleged offending is heightened when one has regard to the allied allegation that false financial statements were used to gain entry to a guarantee scheme for which, the Crown alleges, South Canterbury was not, in fact, a qualifying applicant,” he

said. “In my view, the gravity of the alleged offending is such that it overwhelmingly tells in favour of a transfer to the senior trial Court within the judicial hierarchy,” the judge said. The Executive Judge of the District Court with responsibility for Christchurch and Timaru told the judge that without “significant additional judicial resources” the district court couldn’t accommodate a trial before the second half of next year, Justice Heath said. Another factor in bumping it up to the High Court was the “selfevident” level of public interest in the case. “The circumstances in which so much money was lost is a significant public concern; the more so when the allegation of false financial information to obtain entry to the guarantee scheme is added to the mix,” he said. The trial will take place in Timaru unless an order is made for a change of venue, the judgment said. -APNZ

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Further areas are expected to be declared drought zones by the end of the week, with authorities looking ahead for ways to help farmers if the dry weather continues. Northland, South Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, and Hawkes Bay have been declared drought zones. Further areas including Tararua, Wairarapa, Manawatu-Rangitikei, Taranaki and the top of the South Island are expected to follow by the end of the week as dry conditions continue to have devastating effects. Without rainfall, shiploads of straw from the South Island may need to be transported to desperate North Island farmers, said Federated Farmers, which is preparing for the worst. The organisation is looking into the fea-



Further drought areas expected sibility of bringing the feed by ships and trains to drought-affected regions. “Because if we don’t (get rain) we won’t get enough growth into the winter and then we’ll have a very serious situation with the North Island not having enough feed to feed its stock,” said Federated Farmer president Bruce Wills. It was too early to know if Tropical Cyclone Sandra would bring much needed rain to the country, the MetService said. Sandra was the best chance of the country seeing any rain soon, and while some models showed the cyclone heading towards the North Island, others showed it moving towards Australia, said forecaster William Nepe. The dry weather has forced the Greater Wellington Regional Council to activate its

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consent to take extra water from the Hutt River in order to conserve water held in its storage lake at Te Marua. Finance Minister Bill English said the drought could affect the economy for at least couple of years. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has defended his decision to stay with a trade delegation in South America rather than returning home to contend with the drought in several farming regions in New Zealand. ANZ has estimated the cost to the economy at $1 billion, a figure farmers warn could blow out in coming months. Mr Guy described the situation as “pretty tough”, and had requested data from Niwa on soil moisture deficit levels in areas where further drought declarations are expected. - APNZ


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Lawyer: Baldwin avoids jail Stephen Baldwin will avoid jail and will have up to five years to pay $350,000 in back taxes and penalties, his lawyer said yesterday. Attorney Russell Yankwitt said he and prosecutors tentatively agreed that Baldwin, youngest of the four acting Baldwin brothers, will admit in court this month that he repeatedly failed to file his New York state income tax returns. Baldwin, who starred in 1995’s The Usual Suspects, is accused of skipping his 2008, 2009 and 2010 returns. When he was arrested in December, the district attorney said Baldwin could face up to four years in prison if convicted. But at yesterday’s closeddoor conference, “The district attorney’s office and the judge made it very clear that Mr. Baldwin will not be going to prison,” Yankwitt said. “If Mr. Baldwin can’t work, he can’t pay back his back taxes.” Baldwin, 46, of Upper Grandview, New York, was not at the conference. Prosecutor Anthony Dellicarri confirmed that a tentative agreement had been reached on a plea deal but would not detail the specifics. A message left with the district attorney’s office was not immediately returned.  – AP

A state-run newspaper in North Korea said yesterday the communist country had carried out a threat to cancel the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War, following days of increased tensions over its latest nuclear test. A UN spokesman said later in the day, however, that North Korea cannot unilaterally dissolve the armistice. North Korea also followed through on another promise: It shut down a Red Cross hotline that North and South Korea used for general communication and to discuss aid shipments and separated families’ reunions. Enraged over the South’s current joint military drills with the United States and last week’s UN sanctions imposed on Pyongyang for its February 12 nuclear test, North Korea has piled threat on top of threat, including a vow to launch a nuclear strike on the US. Seoul has responded with tough talk of its own and has placed its troops on high alert. Tensions on the divided peninsula have reached their highest level since North Korea rained artillery shells on a South Korean island in 2010. The North Korean government made no formal announcement on its repeated threats to scrap the 60-year-old armistice, but the country’s main newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, reported that the armistice was nullified yesterday as Pyongyang had said it would. The North has threatened to nullify the armistice several times before, and in 1996 it sent hundreds of armed troops into a border village. The troops later withdrew. Despite the North Korean report, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said the armistice is still valid and still in force because the armistice agreement had been adopted by the UN General Assembly and neither North Korea nor South Korea could dissolve it unilaterally. “The terms of the armistice agreement do not allow either side unilaterally to free themselves from it,” said Nesirky, the spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Ban urged North Korea “to continue to respect the terms of the armistice agreement as it was approved by the General

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South Korean protesters hit a huge banner with a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally denouncing North Korea’s recent threat and supporting South Korean President Park Geun-hye near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea. Assembly,” Nesirky said, adding that officials at UN headquarters in New York were unaware of any operational changes on the ground on the Korean peninsula. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the US was “certainly concerned by North Korea’s bellicose rhetoric. And the threats that they have been making follow a pattern designed to raise tension and intimidate others”. He added that Pyongyang “will achieve nothing by threats or provocation, which will only further isolate North Korea and undermine international efforts to ensure peace and stability in north-east Asia”.

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state entities. Such actions would be considered a grave threat to the United States and our allies and we will hold North Korea fully accountable for the consequences.” Despite the heightened tensions, there were signs of business as usual yesterday. The two Koreas continue to have at least two working channels of communication between their militaries and aviation authorities. One of those hotlines was used yesterday to give hundreds of South Koreans approval to enter North Korea to go to work. Their jobs are at the only remaining operational symbol of

joint co-operation, the Kaesong industrial complex. It is operated in North Korea with South Korean money and know-how and a mostly North Korean workforce. The 11-day military drills that started yesterday involve 10,000 South Korean and about 3000 US troops. Those coincide with two months of separate US-South Korean field exercises that began March 1. The drills are held annually, and this year, according to South Korean media, the “Key Resolve” drill rehearses different scenarios for a possible conflict on the Korean peninsula using computer-simulated exercises.  – AP

Two US soldiers have been killed and 10 wounded in a suspected insider attack in Afghanistan after President Hamid Karzai accused Washington of colluding with the Taliban to justify its presence in the country. The attack in the flashpoint eastern province of Wardak yesterday by an individual in an Afghan army uniform also killed several Afghan soldiers and wounded a number of others, military officials said. Karzai stunned US officials with his remarks on the Taliban during a visit by new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that had already been marred by a security scare from twin bomb attacks at the weekend.   – AFP


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At least 51 people have died in Libya since the weekend after drinking homemade alcohol, with another 378 suffering from alcohol poisoning, the Libyan health ministry says. It said 38 people died in Tripoli hospitals, while 13 others perished on their way to neighbouring Tunisia, where their families were hoping to provide them with medical care. At least 378 people were poisoned after drinking homemade alcohol containing methanol, the ministry said, urging Libyans to stop consuming alcoholic beverages.  – AFP

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More than 10,000 people have registered in less than 24 hours to join a billion dollar legal case against New Zealand’s major banks. Auckland barrister Andrew Hooker, who is leading a lawsuit to fight what he claims is illegal and unfair default fee charges, said the take up had been “enormous”. “I didn’t have any expectations because I have never done this before.” But he said Australian law firm Slater & Gordon, which is backing the case, said the take-up rate was two or three times that of the signups for a similar case in Australia. On Monday Mr Hooker said the group needed at least 10,000 people to sign up in order for the case to go ahead, and he said the overnight response meant it was now a “foregone conclusion” that the legal action would proceed. Hooker said he hoped to file legal documents in the High Court at Auckland within a month. The group had yet to extrapolate data on which bank had received the most number of customer registers, but he believed it would be repre-

sentative of their market share. The ANZ is the largest bank in New Zealand. In Australia a similar case against the ANZ is the first in a test case being taken against up to 12 banks. Hooker said the ANZ’s size did not necessarily mean it would be the first bank it targeted. “We simply don’t have enough information yet to know who will be the first bank off the ranks.” Hooker estimated the case could attract 50,000 New Zealanders to sign up, and yesterday morning said he would be happy “if we hit six figures”. He said the response from people registering indicated Kiwis were “quite grumpy with their banks”. The case is being taken on a no win no fee situation, with Australian litigation funders Litigation Lending Services paying for the case and taking a 25 per cent success fee. The banks have declined to comment individually on the case, but New Zealand Bankers Association chief executive Kirk Hope said the legal action did not appear to take into account the differences between New Zealand and Australian law. “There isn’t such a thing as a class action in New Zealand.” – APNZ

New owner for Repco New York-listed Genuine Parts Company said it had gone to full control of Melbourne-based Exego Group – the company behind Australasian motor parts distributor Repco – after acquiring a 30 per cent stake a year ago. Genuine Parts Company (GPC) said it had bought the remaining 70 per cent of Exego for $US800 million ($960m), effective from April 1. The purchase includes the assumption of certain debt, GPC said. GPC has a long-standing association with Exego spanning 30

years. Exego is a leading aftermarket distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in Australia and New Zealand, with more than 430 stores. The company’s businesses include Repco Australia, Repco New Zealand, Ashdown-Ingram, McLeod Accessories and Motospecs. Its predecessor businesses first began supplying automotive parts and equipment to Australian trade customers in 1926 and entered the New Zealand market in the early 1980s.  – APNZ

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Egyptian drivers wait by their vehicles jamming a gas station that ran out of fuel supplies, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, yesterday. On Monday, drivers of Cairo’s popular communal taxis staged a strike to protest fuel shortages, creating a traffic nightmare on the already congested streets of the city.

Fuel crisis adds to Egypt’s woes At 5am, Egyptian truck driver Allam Mahmoud hurried to a Cairo gas station and joined an already long, snaking line. He says he hopes that by the end of the day, he can get his tank filled with diesel. For several months, Egyptians have been hit by shortages of diesel, the main fuel that truckers, bus drivers, farmers, bakers and a range of industries rely on to keep their engines running. The diesel crisis is now not only adding to the country’s economic problems, it’s feeding the turmoil on the streets. “Haven’t seen a crisis like this before,” the 46-year-old Mahmoud said, still waiting at noon for a chance to fill up. “People are asleep in their homes and we are here waiting to refuel.” Now for many the long waits at gas stations are becoming unbearable. On Monday, hundreds of drivers of trucks and of minibuses used as public transport blocked most of Cairo’s vital roads and bridges, as well as highways across the country in an angry protest over the shortages, forcing some

students and government employees to even resort to donkey carts to commute. Frequently tempers flared. In Cairo, striking drivers smashed windows of private cars when commuters complained about the road blockages. In Giza, across the Nile, fist-fights broke out and knives were drawn between protesting drivers and other drivers who refused to join their strike. In the southern city of Assiut, striking and non-striking drivers pelted each other with stones. The drivers’ backlash adds to a wave of unrest across the country, with protesters against the Islamist president frequently clashing with police and some police units themselves launching their own strikes and protests in many areas. Diesel and most other fuels in Egypt are heavily subsidised, provided in allotments to gas stations to keep the price at the pump low. The government insists there is no shortage of fuel, but blames the long lines at stations on corruption, saying that amid the country’s lawless-

ness, a “mafia” is collaborating with station owners to take their allotments of diesel – called “solar” in Egypt – sell them on the black market. Gas stations are supposed to sell 20-liter jerry cans of diesel for 20 Egyptian pounds (57 cents a gallon), but on the black market it sells for more than double that price. Oil minister Osama Kamal said almost all the shortages at gas stations are because of “the absence of oversight agencies and the exploitation by some of the current situation ... to trade solar on the black market”, according to the state daily Al-Ahram. Some of the fuel is also being smuggled. In January and February, the military destroyed 15 tanks of fuel it seized from smugglers by the border with the Gaza Strip, part of a campaign to destroy smuggling tunnels from the Sinai peninsula into the Palestinian territory, ruled by the Hamas militant group, according to a military official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press.  – AP

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, March 13, 2013



Tempt tastebuds with juicy in-season tomatoes T

4 medium tomatoes, sliced to give 12 slices 2 T olive oil 3 T tomato paste 2 T finely chopped fresh basil 1 t sugar freshly ground black pepper to taste fresh basil leaves for garnish feta

omato harvest is in full swing and that means the foundation ingredient for plenty of cheap, tasty and nutritious meals is sitting out there in gardens and in vege shops and supermarkets. There are only so many jars of relish, sauce or chutney you can make until you’re left looking at mountains of plump red tomatoes, knowing they should be turned into something enticing for dinner or lunch.

• Preheat oven to 200°C. • Cut pastry sheet into squares slightly larger than tomato slice. • Place on baking paper on oven trays. • Blend oil, tomato paste, basil, sugar and pepper together. • Spread tomato mixture over the squares, leaving a ½-1 cm border around the edges. • Place a tomato slice onto each pastry piece. • Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until pastry is goldenbrown. • Remove from oven. • Sprinkle with the basil and crumbled feta to serve.

Pizza bread 1 uncooked pizza base, homemade bread dough, or scone dough 6 medium tomatoes, thickly sliced 1 small red onion, peeled and cut into generous wedges ½ cup black olives 100g feta cheese, cut into cubes 50–100g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (½-1 cup) ½-1 t Tuscan or Italian seasoning • Preheat oven to 180°C. • Arrange tomatoes, onions and olives on the pizza base. • Add feta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and seasoning. • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden. • Cut into wedges and serve.

Eggplant and tomato sauce for pasta 400g pasta, 30ml olive oil 1 eggplant, cut into small cubes 500g tomatoes, halved and deseeded 1C passata (tomato juice/purée) 2 cloves garlic, chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste fresh basil for garnish

Slow roasted tomatoes and parsley lentil salad

1 x 400g can lentils 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 red onion, diced 75g pitted black olives, sliced in half 4 T chopped fresh parsley 1 T olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 4 tomatoes, slow roasted • Mix all ingredients except tomatoes together. • Place into 4 serving dishes. • Place a tomato on top.

Chicken with fresh tomato sauce

1 T olive oil 8 chicken thighs, about 1 kg in total, skinned 1½ T red or white wine vinegar 2 well-ripened tomatoes, roughly chopped

100 ml chicken stock 3 sprigs of fresh thyme 4 large garlic cloves, crushed ½ t paprika or cayenne pepper 2 pinches of white sugar salt and freshly ground black pepper sprigs of fresh thyme to garnish

• Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over a moderate heat. • Fry the chicken for 5 minutes until golden brown all over. Remove the chicken to a plate. • Pour the vinegar into the pan. • Cook until reduced by half, scraping the bottom of the pan continuously with a wooden spatula. • Add the chopped tomatoes, stock,

• • • • • • • •

Roasted tomato soup

thyme, garlic, paprika or cayenne and sugar to the pan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and return the chicken to the pan. Cover and cook gently for 30 minutes until the chicken is tender. Remove the chicken and arrange on a heated serving dish and keep warm. Discard the thyme from the sauce. Tip the sauce into a blender or processor and whizz until smooth. Pass the sauce through a sieve if you prefer a smoother texture. Season to taste, then pour over the chicken. Garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme. Serve with pasta.

1 kg roma tomatoes, quartered 3 T olive oil 4 cloves garlic, unpeeled 1 litre hot chicken stock good handful chopped fresh basil 1/2T balsamic vinegar salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste • Preheat oven to 190°C. • Place the tomato halves and garlic cut side up on a baking tray. • Drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. • Roast 1 hour in preheated oven. • Snip the ends off the garlic cloves. • Squeeze the insides into a blender along with the entire contents of

the baking tray. • Add stock, basil and vinegar; blend until smooth. • Season to taste. • Reheat.

Roasted garlic, courgettes and tomatoes

3 courgettes cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch pcs 2 cups quartered ripe tomatoes 1/2 onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 cup olive oil salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 T chopped fresh basil • Preheat oven to 230°C. • Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. • Combine the courgettes, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes in the prepared baking dish. Drizzle with the olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and mix well. • Place in preheated oven. • Roast until vegetables are tender and slightly golden, about 18 minutes. • Remove from oven; sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and basil.

Easy tomato pies

2 sheets ready rolled puff pastry

• Preheat oven to 200°C. • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil, ready to add pasta when vegetables are half cooked. • Heat oil in large heavy based frying pan. • Add eggplant and cook, stirring over a high heat for about 8 minutes or until soft. • Add tomatoes, passata, garlic and black pepper. • Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes. • Cook pasta in boiling water according to packet instructions or until al dente. Drain. • Divide pasta between heated bowls. • Spoon over the sauce, garnish with basil leaves and serve.

dining out the finest Japanese cuisine in Mid Canterbury Healthy and tasty Japanese cuisine tonight!


One of the delicious dishes available.

by Yuki Matsuda

uki Matsuda has had 17 years in the experience in the kitchen, 7 of which were spent working in Japan. In 2003 Yuki took up the adventure of owning and operating his own restaurant – AQUA Japanese in Methven. Yuki’s advanced knowledge and skill in Japanese cooking has enabled him to create traditional, delicious Japanese meals to serve in AQUA. The most popular meal on the menu is the Teppan Yaki plate which is when the food is cooked on a hot plate. This is served with beef which has been marinated in a honey soy sauce and is served with fried rice. Other popular meals are deep fried dumplings, deep fried chicken marinated with garlic soy sauce and the stir fried Teriyaki chicken noodles with delicious vegetable sauce. AQUA Japanese Restaurant and Takeaways also showcase some fabulous Japanese drink options

including Japanese black beer for the blokes. Black beer incorporates a roasty malt flavour with a hint of chocolate, and a long lingering aftertaste that only hints of bitterness. For the ladies there is Japanese plum wine available. This wine is sweet, some say it has a different taste to that of other wines but Yuki recommends giving it a try as most people will fall in love with its aroma and taste. He also recommends you try Japanese Sake which is sometimes thought of as a strong alcohol but in fact sits at 12.5%, the Sake has a wonderful taste that you can’t find anywhere else. AQUA Japanese Restaurant and takeaways have their 10 year anniversary coming soon, Yuki says “I am going to have a big celebration in June” so keep your eyes out for the birthday festivities Yuki welcomes diners to come and experience AQUA Japanese, he works hard to ensure you have a personal, traditional Japanese experience while dining.

Great shared meals Edamame and garlic seaweed


&Takeaways Since 2003

Dine at the world famous Blue Pub Open 7 days for lunch and dinner from 12pm until late Extensive all day menu and delicious evening dining Whatever the experience you’re looking for, we can provide it. From a light meal on the verandah or one of our sunny outdoor tables to a casual meal in the bar watching your favourite game or perhaps a more classy evening in our newly renovated Cafe – we would love to welcome you.

Traditional Authentic Japanese Cuisine


Prawn croquette

Teppan Yaki plate



Quality prawn croquette with sweet vegetable sauce


Pickled spicy Chinese cabbage. It’s actually Korean food but... good with beer!


Spicy prawn

Yakisoba (stir fried noodles)


Deep fried prawn with original spicy garlic powder


Stir fried egg noodles with teriyaki chicken pieces, vegetables and traditional sweet vegetable sauce

Miso soup $3.00 Bonito soup (seafood stock soup) $2.50


Rice meals



Vegetable fried rice


Tuna carpaccio


Teriyaki chicken fried rice


Agedashi tofu


Chefs specials

Deep fried dumplings with sweet and sour soy sauce. Tastes like meat but it’s vegetables! Good healthy option for you too

Soy sauce and chicken stock based pan fried rice with eggs, leek, carrot and sweet corns


Soy sauce based fried rice with teriyaki chicken, leek, carrots and eggs


Japanese traditional seafood round pan cakes with bonito, mayonnaise and sweet vegetable sauce

Fresh tuna marinated with garlic olive oil and parmesan cheese

Traditional deep fried tofu with bonito and soy sauce

Licensed & BYO

Japanese Restaurant & takeaway Since 2003 | 112 Main Street, Methven | 302-9010 | Phone/Reservations recommended

Great Beer, Great Atmosphere! and the award to

Join us at The Brown Your true country pub We welcome you to experience our Tex Mex menu alongside our classic Kiwi Favourites Did you know? Kids 10 years and under stay and eat FOR FREE!!!* They can play in our shaded play area while you dine in the sunny beer garden or restaurant, fully fenced too so you know they’re safe!

prove it...

OPEN 5:30pm



Quality raw tuna sashimi with wasabi and soy sauce

Did you know Kids Eat 4 Free at The Blue?

Phone 308 5980 Check out our menu at or call us today 03 302 8046

150g of quality sliced and marinated beef rib eye, grilled with vegetables and sweet honey sauce (comes with fried rice also)

Most popular meal for the last 4 years!

See the specials page on our website for full details.

WED-SAT 112 Main Street, METHVEN

Quality New Zealand smoked salmon with homemade mayonnaise sauce on rice

Tuna sashimi (raw tuna)

Great Food. Japanese Restaurant

Smoked salmon (Salmon-don)

Deep friend chicken marinated with garlic soy sauce

Salted Japanese green soya beans and garlic sesame seaweed


JFC – Japanese fried chicken (Kara-age) $16.50


Burnett Street Ashburton

Check out our menu at or phone us on 03-302-8045 * Children 10 and under eat for free per one paying adult.

to advertise in this directory, please phone desme on 027 468 8186

bluff oysters now available available as a

half or full dozen beer battered or natural Phone 307 2541

cnr Burnett and Cass Streets, Ashburton


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Guardian Classifieds the destination for...

Your next job • Your next house • Your next car • Your next event • Your next purchase • Your next sale To place an ad, call 307-7900 or 

Psychic medium Lee will be in your area on March 16th.


Bookings essential as numbers are limited. Half and one hour appointments available. To book your reading phone Lee on 03 688 3486 or 027 712 6575


WATER RESTRIC TIONS Ashburton district Water Supplies - Change To Water Restrictions



The District Council wishes to advise consumers on council operated schemes, that in accordance with the Council’s Water Restriction Management policy, the following restrictions shall be in place effective from 6 March 2013

Coming up 18th April – Operatunity “Forbidden Broadway� 8th May – Moscow Ballet “The Nutcracker� 26th May – Disney on Ice 22nd June – The Glen Miller Orchestra All enquiries phone 308-7646

Level 1 – alternate Days hosing

Autumn Meeting

We want your artwork in our road safety calendar! Design a picture with a “safe speed� safety message and you have a chance of being in the road safety calendar for 2014!

Friday 15 March

Visit the Road Safety page of the Ashburton District Council website for more details or contact Rachael Chapman, Road Safety Coordinator at rachael.

First race 12.53

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

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL 3 BEDROOM immaculate villa in Allenton area. Close to schools, shops, town and swimming pool. Fully fenced. Separate car garage and extra parking. Heat pump and logfire. No pets, no smoking. Available April. $400pw. Phone 308-6845. RAKAIA. 3 bedroom house for rent. Double garage, heatpump, well fenced. $285 p/w available immediately. No dogs, prefer working person. References required. Ph 027-464-9911.

  ASIAN, new friendly lady, hot and sexy body. Busty 40 DD, slim, sizes, service, good massage. Phone 021-0799068. HOT NEW LADIES. Frisky Fillies. In/out calls. Sensual massages. Phone 021-565126.

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

COOK like Nigella using Parchment paper. Now available at Kitchen Kapers. 100% vegetable Parchment Paper for non-stick cooking and baking. Only $10.99. Kitchen Kapers, The Arcade. DON'T get caught out! Be prepared for autumn with a Boston pocket umbrella. Super lightweight design, full sized umbrella when open. Fun, bright colours instore at The China Shop in The Arcade. Makes a great gift! FOR SALE. Repco resolution mountain bike in good condition. $150 ono. Ph 3084977 HAPPY Easter. Give an everlasting gift this Easter. Cute Royal Doulton Bunnykins eggcup and easter egg, only $16.50, while stocks last, at The China Shop, The Arcade. Open Mon - Fri 9.00am5.30pm Sat 10am-1pm MACARON Class Tues 26th March, 3.30-5.30pm. Kirsten Day from Auckland. Instore Demonstration. Limited Spaces- $25. Kitchen Kapers, The Arcade.

GARAGE SALES CLEAN out your garage, by advertising your garage sale in the Ashburton Guardian . – Phone 307-7900.


Permitted activities

ashburton hakatere Methven rakaia

• Even numbered properties may hose on even dates • Odd numbered properties may hose on odd dates


• Properties located on the south-east side of Maldon Street may hose on even dates • Properties located on the north-west side of Maldon Street may hose on odd dates

• Any activity requiring water from a hose connected to the scheme supply • Operation of microspray irrigation systems • Operation of automatic irrigation systems

PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON – Ashburton Lakes and Rakaia Gorge Pursuant to Section 19 of Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 notice is hereby given that a Prohibited Fire Season has been declared from midnight Friday 2 March 2013 for the Rakaia Gorge and Ashburton Lakes areas to the Main Divide west of a line from the Rakaia River, up Hutt Stream and along the ridge to Mount Hutt thence a line to Mount Alford to Mount Somers to Mount Barrosa and the Rangitata River at Boundary Stream, basically the border between the plains and the foothills.


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



Eight race programme with competitive fields throughout. Free entry to the course and complimentary racebook available.

landscape supplies

13 March 2013

This means that the lighting of all fires in the open air in the above referenced part of the Ashburton District is forbidden, with the exception of gas fired barbecues and gas cookers.

Level 2 – Time restricted alternate Days hosing Scheme


Permitted activities

For all schemes listed below

hosing is only permitted between the hours of 6.00pm and midnight.

Lake hood

• Even numbered properties may hose on even dates • Odd numbered properties may hose on odd dates


• Properties which have frontage to Waymouth Street or Deans Street may hose on even dates • Properties which do not have frontage to Waymouth Street or Deans Street may hose on odd dates.


• Properties located on the south-east side of the SIMT Railway may hose on even dates • Properties located on the north-west side of the SIMT Railway may hose on odd dates

• Any activity requiring water from a hose connected to the scheme supply • Operation of microspray irrigation systems • Operation of automatic irrigation systems


• Properties located on the south-east side of Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road may hose on even dates • Properties located on the north-west side of Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road may hose on odd dates

Mount Somers

• Properties which have frontage to Pattons Road may hose on even dates • Properties which do not have frontage to Pattons Road may hose on odd dates


Enjoy the facilities and some great racing action this Friday on course. HIRE

A Restricted Fire Season remains in force for the plains area of Ashburton District to the east of the above referenced boundary line. This notice shall remain in force until further notice. D GEDDES, Principal rural Fire Officer


PL ANT ThIS, NOT ThIS ROA d SAFET y C AMPAIgN FUNCTION / party equipment available for hire. Marquees, tables, chairs, glasses, cutlery, cooking equipment, heaters and more. See U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open MonFri 7.30am - 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday 8am - 12.30pm. Ph: 3088061, A/h: 308-7460,


COMMODORE SS 2003, 110 000 km, silver with black leather. Excellent condition. $18,500 ono. Ph 03-308-9480 or 027-279-8229.

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. “Plant this, not this� is an intersection road safety campaign designed to get people to slow down at intersections, stop at stop signs and be more observant at give way signs.


Around 40% off all crashes occur at intersections in the Ashburton District with the main causes being poor observation and failing to give way or stop.

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.

It will cost you $150 and 20 demerit points if you plant your foot through an intersection, so plant sunflower seeds instead!

ASHBURTON Society of Arts Summer Show, Short Street Studio. Now until April 13. Hours: Sat, Mon, Wed, 10am - 2pm or by appointment. Ph 308-4533 or 308-5460.

If you have been taking part in the growing competition, don’t forget to either upload your photos to Facebook or email Make our roads safer and our lives brighter by planting this, not your foot. Visit This Not This or the road safety web page of the Ashburton District Council website for more details.




9.00am. ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. R.D.R from Staveley/Springburn, Good views and easy walking, new members welcome, contact Jenny 308-6862. Meet Ashburton Courthouse, Baring Square West. 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 - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 9.45am. MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS. Annual General Meeting, Doris Linton Lounge, R.S.A. Cox St. 10.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Tasmania doubles 10-12, assn doubles and golf croquet 1pm4pm. Waireka Croquet Club, the domain, Philip Street. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 10.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the Old Polytech Building, 254 Cameron Street. 10.00am - 7.00pm. ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Open, Baring Square East. 10.30am. ASHBURTON LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Coffee morning, Cafe Central, Tancred Street. 10.45am. T’IA CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 7.00pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307-7138 a/h. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm. HEART FOUNDATION. Thank you evening for volunteers. (Committee meeting 6.45pm). St John Rooms, Tancred Street. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. open learning night, visitors welcome. (Digital). Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

TOMORROW - THURSDAY - MARCH 14 9.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON KIDNEY SOCIETY. Free blood pressure testing in the Arcade. Burnett /Tancred Streets. 9.00am-4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 9.30am. M.S.A. T’AI CHI CLUB. Beginners class, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 11.30pm. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome. Sports Hall, Tancred Street. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Street. 10.00am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz, 48 Allens Rd. 10.45am. M.S.A. T’AI CHI CLUB. Qigong exercises, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street.

1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, museum open. Seafield Road. 7.30pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing. learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe band hall, creek Road.

NOTE: Hosing is not permitted at any time on the Dromore and Winchmore water supplies and the Methven Springfield and Montalto piped stockwater schemes. r S rOUSE, Operations Manager

gR A ZINg TENdER – PL ANTATION BLOCK The Ashburton District Council, seeks tenders to graze the land described below; Plantation Block – 3133 Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road. • Area: Approximately 200 hectares • Legal Description: Part Lot 1 DP 76816 A Three (3) year grazing licence with a commencement date to be agreed with the successful tenderer. Tender documents may be obtained from Council’s reception desk at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton or by phoning Council’s Property Department, (03)307 7863 or (03)307 7840. Tenders are to be enclosed in an envelope enfaced “Plantation Block Grazing - Arundel Rakaia Gorge Roadâ€? and are to be either delivered or posted to reach Council by the closing time of 4pm Tuesday, 9 April 2013.

Applications are now invited for the Creative Communities New Zealand Ashburton District Scheme. Funding is available for eligible projects which have an arts or cultural focus, take place within the Ashburton District and benefit the local community.

Tenders for the sections close with; The Chief Executive Officer Ashburton District Council P O BOX 94 ASHBURTON

Projects or activities may involve any art forms or a mixture of art forms including theatre, visual, multi-media, dance, traditional arts, craft, music, literary arts and performing arts. Application forms and criteria are available from the Council’s website funding+grants and from the Council office, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Officer for enquires – John Rooney – Property Manager B LESTEr, chief Executive

For further information contact the Community Services Officer on 307-7700. APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 5.00 PM ON THURSDAY 28 MARCH 2013

5 Baring Square West, ashburton 7700

PO Box 94, ashburton 7740


Ashburton Motorcycle Club will be celebrating there

100th year in 2015 Anyone with any information, photos, trophies or history on the club or know the where abouts of the clubs leather bound photo album. Please contact Alasdair Cleland 03-308-9918 B/H 03-308-9372 A/H

Building For Removal

Phone 307 7900

To promote your business in any of the Ashburton Guardian products, call me now




021 892 425

03 307 7975 03 307 7981 Level 3, 161 Burnett Street Ashburton

Want to sell your car? Call the Guardian on 307 7900 to see how




Tenders are invited for the purchase and removal of the Netherby Scout Den/Versatile double garage from the Ashburton A&P Showgrounds, Bridge Street. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Tenders should be sent to: Mania-o-Roto Scouts P O Box 279 Ashburton 7740 By April 1, 2013. For information and inspection, ring Philip Crozier 03 308 9500.

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Caitlin McSorley 5 years old. Happy Birthday sweetheart - have a wonderful time at school! Lots of love from Mum, Dad, Laura, Gran and Grandad. xxx Caitlin Collie To our big school girl, Happy 5th birthday Caitie! Lots of Love Mummy, Dadda & Nicholas. xxx Caitlin Collie Happy 5th birthday Caitlin. Have a fantastic day. Love from Nan, Poppa, Nana and Alfie.

Happy Birthday


Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, March 13, 2013


The destination for jobs Over 30 jobs every week The meeting place for Ashburton District employers and employees To place an ad, call 307-7900 or PUBLIC NOTICES


Sale of Liquor Act 1989

Public Notice

NZSki Ltd, Level 2, the station building Queenstown, PO Box 359, Queenstown, has made application to the District Licensing Agency at Ashburton for the grant of an On Licence in respect of the premises situated at McLennans Bush Road, Methven, Ashburton District and known as Mt Hutt Ski Area Day Lodge. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is- restaurant. The days on which and the hours during which liquor is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday: 7.00am to 10.30pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Agency at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. Any person who is entitled to object and who wished to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 10 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with: The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Agency P O Box 94 ASHBURTON 7740 This is the first publication of this notice. Sale of Liquor Act 1989

Public Notice

Methven Pubs Limited, has made application to the District Licensing Agency at Ashburton for the grant of an On Licence and Off Licence in respect of the premises situated at 2 Barkers Road, Methven and known as Blue Pub Methven. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is- restaurant. The days on which and the hours during which liquor is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: On Licence: Monday to Sunday: 7.00am to 3am, the following day. Off Licence: Across-the-bar, Monday to Sunday: 7.00am to 3.00am, the following day. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Agency at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. Any person who is entitled to object and who wished to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 10 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with: The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Agency P O Box 94 ASHBURTON 7740 This is the first publication of this notice.

Company Representative We are looking for an experienced Building Supplies Salesperson, to become part of our team based in Ashburton. Their role is to plan and carry out direct sales activities such as maintain and develop relationships with prospective and current clients. This includes communicating with clients, responding and follow up sale enquiries. The successful applicant must have a good understanding of new house builds, eye for detail, and above average communication skills and be able to build sustainable relationships. To be successful in this role you will: • Have excellent building product sales experience. • Have good knowledge of NZ Building Codes and construction legislation. • Be computer literate. • Be able to manage many workloads and meet deadlines. • Have the ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential. • Have excellent communication skills – as you will be required to liaise at all levels with a range of people. • Be highly responsive and ‘business savvy’. This position offers fantastic opportunities for progression within the organisation and the sooner the start, the better the transition into the role – so we would like to hear from you today.

• A strong commitment to providing excellent customer service is essential • Ability to work under pressure and to self manage • Attention to detail • Ability to use initiative

Please send CV’s to: Amos Wheeler Centra Motor Co P O Box 5063 Ashburton 7740

Position commences Wednesday 3rd April 2013

Wood machinist/Assembler If you enjoy working with wood and want to be part of a great manufacturing team, this is a career opportunity for you. Established in 1934 we are the world leader in textile craft equipment. Our reputation is based on delivering quality products every time. Our extensive range of woodworking plant includes 3 CNC routers. This is a full time position with competitive wages and overtime. All training provided although woodworking qualifications or experience preferred. Apprenticeship potential. If you have excellent attention to detail and are motivated, hard working and flexible please submit your CV with references to: Ken Meehan Ashford Handicrafts Ltd 415 West Street, Ashburton Applications close Friday 22 March

PART TIME CLEANERS Leading Specialist Outsourced Sanitation Provider requires a Leading Hand for cleaners for night shift work 5-6 days a week (1.00am – 5.00am) at an export meat processing facility in the Ashburton region.

Contact Damian Signal on (027) 700 8870 or email OR Faried Jamodien on 021 934 060 or email

We are seeking to appoint a skilled and experienced Administrator to work in our School Office. You will play an important role as a front person for our school. This position involves a combination of secretarial and administrative tasks. If you feel you have the necessary personal skills and qualities and would enjoy being part of our small school team, we welcome an enquiry from you.

Position is for evening shift commercial cleaning duties approximately 15-20 hours every week, or 15-20 hours every second week. Our ideal applicant will be 100% reliable and honest, self-motivated and cheerful in character. You should also be happy working in a physically demanding profession and experienced working as part of a team. Whilst experience is desirable, attitude is of greater importance and full training will be offered to applicants with the desire and ability to succeed. We pride ourselves on being organised and delivering a quality service which provides satisfaction to both staff and clients. To apply contact: TEAMWORK Rob Stevenson 03 9758505 or

A job description and application is available from the school office, or phone (03) 696 3556, or email carew@carewpeelforest. Applications close 12noon on Friday, 22nd March 2013.



Des Millar Construction has been in business for over 30 years, building residential, farm buildings and light commercial. We are situated in Mid-Canterbury. Due to growth in the business, we have positions available for experienced carpenters.

Required for our busy Bistro at the Hinds Wayside Inn. • Evening work 20 hours + per week • Previous experience essential Applicants must have great communication skills and work well in a team environment Please phone Joss on

If you are keen to work on a variety of exciting building challenges, we want to hear from you. As well as getting experience on varied building projects, you will also: • Have excellent working conditions • Be part of a friendly team • Receive excellent remuneration relative to your experience If you are ready for an exciting change to your career, please feel free to give me a call. All inquiries will be treated in confidence.


Lake House Restaurant

WANTED. Approximately 60 tonnes of wheat. Delivered to Dorie. Phone 027-249-0775.

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Lake Hood Mid Canterbury Ashburton requires a Senior Chef de Partie. This is a full time position min. 35 hours per week day/ night mixed roster shifts. Must have min. 4/5 years experience in a busy kitchen. View menus at Send CV to The Lake House Restaurant Lake Hood Ashburton 7774 or email to

TRADES, SERVICES 4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, privacy and safety films for glass. FREE quotes 20 years local service. Bill Breukelaar phone 0800-368-468 HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952.

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Reds welcome return of Genia By Laine Clark

• The ability to work effectively as a member of a team • Have excellent customer service skills including good telephone manner. • Excellent personal presentation. • Be reliable and honest • A Driver’s license is preferred but not essential. • Excellent communicator • Be confident in liaising with clients and people at all levels

Ashburton Cleaning Services requires a motivated and reliable cleaner to join their busy team.

CALF SHED BEDDING premium woodmulch chipped from our slabwood. Guaranteed 100% untreated wood NO CONTAMINATION. Sawdust also available. Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm McDowell Road. Ph 308-3595.


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Allan McCormick Helmack ITM 92 Dobson Street ASHBURTON

Process cleaning experience preferable but not essential as full training will be provided. Must have reliable transport.


General duties include; Creditors, debtors, stock control, reception and liaising with the service manager.


You will need to be committed to delivering quality work performance each shift.

WANTED - old china, anything considered and old bottles or stone jars. Phone 308-4870.

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Wallabies halfback Will Genia says handcuffs may be needed to stop him playing the full game for the Queensland Reds against Western Force in his long-awaited return from a knee reconstruction. Genia will hit the ground running, named as both captain and starting halfback in his first match in six months. But he has been told he’ll play only the first half of Saturday night’s Super Rugby clash at Suncorp Stadium. “I said they would have to handcuff me at halftime because I will want to get back out there,” Genia said yesterday. “But I have to be smart, build up the endurance. It would be wise just to keep it to 40 minutes.” Genia’s leadership will be needed more than ever after the Reds suspended gamebreaker Digby Ioane after a weekend incident in a Melbourne hotel. “He understands what he did was out of line, especially as a senior player. That’s the feeling amongst the group,” Genia said. It’s an interesting match for Genia to make his comeback in. Barely 12 months ago he completed a stunning backflip by reneging on a lucrative Force deal and re-signing with the Reds on less money. In his first game against the Force since that contract saga, Genia has not ruled out the Perth side reminding him in no uncertain times about his change of heart. “If they do, they do. I don’t really care,” said Genia. “I’m where I’m happy. And that’s all that matters to me.” A fortnight after Genia’s sudden change of heart last April, Richard Graham added to the Perth franchise’s pain when he announced he would walk away from the Force head coaching role

Will Genia: Can’t wait to get back on the rugby paddock for the Reds and link with the Reds coaching staff in 2013. Like Genia, Graham takes on the Force for the first time in Reds colours. “I am a competitive person,” Graham said. “Any time you come against someone you have been involved in you want to win. “I made a decision for my own reasons and I am happy with where I am at at the moment.” However, Graham admitted he could not provide much inside information on his former side, which is now coached by Michael Foley. “They have made a few changes. “I don’t keep in contact with any of the players or staff - what

Messam a selection poser for the Chiefs By Patrick McKendry One of the biggest decisions the Chiefs coaches face this week is whether to select Liam Messam to play the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth. Messam, the most capped Chief, is on 99 matches for his franchise. He has played in all three of his team’s matches this season - victories over the Highlanders and Cheetahs and the weekend’s 36-34 defeat by the Stormers in Cape Town - and backs coach Wayne Smith admitted the selection of the All Blacks loose forward and Chiefs’ cocaptain would require plenty of discussion. The team will be announced on Thursday. “We’ve got a couple of decisions to make there,” Smith said. “Clearly it’s a big decision given it would be his 100th game. “The ideal would be for him to play that game in Hamilton [up against the Highlanders], but Liam being Liam, he’ll want to play every game he can so there’s still a bit of negotiation to go on yet.” The Chiefs will enter the unknown at Mandela Stadium on Saturday morning NZT against the new kids on the block. The Kings, tipped to struggle in their first season, have had a phenomenal start in winning their first game against the Force and losing 21-12 to the Sharks - also at home - most recently. The Sharks failed to breach the Kings defence and had to settle for penalty kicks against a team coached by former Crusaders hooker Matt Sexton. “We’ve had a good look at their pre-season and last couple of games and there will be no complacency among our camp,” Smith said. “I think they missed one tackle out of 107 in the weekend which is phenomenal and just says a wee bit about what they’re playing for. “They’ve been waiting a long time to get a province in this competition and they’re not

I see is what I will go into the game with,” he said. Genia returns to the Reds side ahead of schedule after a rehabilitation that Graham believed had made him a better player. “He was the world’s best halfback before the injury. “He has rehabbed better than anyone I have ever seen,” he said of Genia. “He is probably fitter than he ever was, and partnering up with Quade (Cooper) that will definitely have an influence on our attack.” Genia admitted his long rehabilitation had been tough mentally and physically but had no doubts he was ready to play.  - AAP

• Taylor on the bench Hurricanes fullback Andre Taylor has been dropped to the reserves bench for the match against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday night. Taylor is the only selection change by Mark Hammett after his side’s last-gasp 29-28 victory over the Crusaders in Wellington at the weekend. It is still early in the season but Taylor, 25, has struggled to repeat his form of last year where he consistently breached defences and has been replaced by James Marshall. - APNZ

• Webber - ‘It’s close’

Liam Messam: Coming up for a century of matches for the Chiefs letting it go. They’re tough and resilient and physical. They won’t be too different to the Stormers, I think.” Smith conceded the Stormers shocked the defending champions with their intensity at Cape Town. “We went into the Stormers game knowing what to expect, knowing we had to steel up and handle that physical barrage but I think the intensity of it still surprised a few of the players. “They knew it was coming but the intensity at Newlands was a bit of a shock. “I think and we were clearly rattled at halftime.” Smith said he was proud of the way his team regrouped despite being on the back foot for most of the game to almost steal an unlikely win at the end. “The signs are positive but we’re going to get the same this week,” he said. Hooker Mahonri Schwalger (knee cartilage) and prop Ben Tameifuna (family bereavement) have been replaced by Rhys Marshall, who played in the Chiefs’ first two matches, and Michael Kainga, a wider training group member. Smith said Schwalger’s knee injury wasn’t likely to be too serious. - APNZ

Australian Formula One star Mark Webber and former world champion Alan Jones expect a closer grid than ever when the season kicks off in Melbourne this weekend. Webber’s Red Bull team has been the benchmark in recent seasons. But inconclusive pre-season testing has left more questions than answers about what lies ahead in 2013, especially as to whether Red Bull can retain their ascendancy starting with Sunday’s race at Albert Park. “It’s difficult to read, and in general we do have some quick teams - there’s no question about it,” Webber said.- AAP

• Manly on high alert The doping saga which has engulfed rugby league is barely raising an eyebrow at Manly, who say it’s the spectre of Newcastle’s try-scoring superstar Akuila Uate that has them sweating bullets. Uate blitzed the Wests Tigers on Monday with a clinical hat-trick of tries, erasing memories of his up-and-down 2012 and catching the eye of Manly’s biggest names. The Fijian flyer, one of the NRL’s premier attacking threats, was well and truly back to his best as he torched the Tigers on Monday, and made it clear on Tuesday that his head was comfortably in the right place for 2013.- AAP

• Spurs on rebound The San Antonio Spurs won the battle of the NBA western conference heavyweights, bouncing back from a embarrassing 30-point loss on Friday to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 105-93 yesterday. Tiago Splitter was one of a half dozen Spurs’ players who reached double figures in the clash between the two top clubs in the West. They next face Minnesota. - AFP


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Today’s South Waikato fields, form, riders South Waikato RC Venue: Matamata Meeting Date: 13 March 2013 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 1 1.10pm (NZT) TREES TAVERN TOKOROA MAIDEN 2000 $7000, MDN, 2000m 1 4635 Mr Nifty 58.5................................. Scratched 2 60377 Rafhiki (11) 58.5..........................T Thornton 3 9P605 Assertive (7) 58.5.........................D Johnson 4 36666 Iznogoud (6) 58.5............................. C Grylls 5 55554 Here’s De Consul h (9) 58...............R Jones 6 7 The Hairy Lemon h (8) 58..........M Coleman 7 40323 High Praise h (3) 56.5....................... L Innes 8 x4426 Madly Bentley h (1) 56.5................ M Walker 9 57845 Miss Evergreen (13) 56.5.... R Hutchings (a) 10 6x085 La Colinetta (12) 56.5...................... S Spratt 11 9080x Dixie Run h (10) 56.5.................... L Allpress 12 77052 Silk Chardonnay h (4) 56......... P Turner (a1) 13 x0064 Chardon (2) 56............................... R Norvall 14 38064 Sheez All Heart (5) 56.....................R Myers 2 1.45pm RA’S SPORTS BAR TOKOROA MAIDEN 1200 $8000, MDN, 1200m 1 4229x Mr Nobody (4) 58.5.............. R Hutchings (a) 2 0x995 Super Thunder h (9) 58.5................S Collett 3 0x403 Masambula (3) 58.....................B Grylls (a3) 4 Kochanwong (8) 58.................... M D Plessis 5 Enchanter h (7) 58...........................R Myers 6 53372 Question (10) 56.5............................ L Innes 7 7907x Wasabi (6) 56.5.................................. M Hills 8 22x90 Top Star (1) 56............................... M Walker 9 5 Giardini 56.................................... Scratched 10 7x Rich Billie Marsh (2) 56 11 0x Milan Miss h (5) 56....................... L Allpress 12 Starry Heights (11) 56................ L Satherley 3 2.20pm MILFOS STH WAIKATO-FIRE/ICE REFRIGERATION 2Y MDN $7000, MDN 2YO, 1200m 1 4. Tokomutu Judge (8) 57.5............M Sweeney 2 Cheval Royale (4) 57.5..................... L Innes 3 75 Puccini h (5) 57.5............................. S Spratt 4 2 My Barbarella (1) 55.5............... M D Plessis

5 57P4. Miss Mossman h (3) 55.5............. L Allpress 6 Hot Lady (7) 55.5.........................T Thornton 7 Jewels Gift h (9) 55.5.......................R Myers 8 0 Valdarah h (6) 55.5.......................... C Grylls 9 Kirramosa h (2) 55.5...................... M Walker 4 2.55pm TOKOROA COMBINED CLUBS 3YO MAIDEN 1200 $7000, MDN 3YO, 1200m 1 0x403 Masambula 57.5........................... Scratched 2 70. Canthassleme (11) 57.5..................S Collett 3 Bachata (2) 57.5........................ M D Plessis 4 0x Vito Genovese h (13) 57.5 5 333 Princess Nicole h (9) 55.5............. M Walker 6 2 Stitchentyne (3) 55.5....................T Thornton 7 257. Miss Directional bh (10) 55.5............ L Innes 8 5. Giardini h (1) 55.5............................ C Grylls 9 7x6 Kansas h (12) 55.5....................... L Allpress 10 Liberare h (6) 55.5......................M Coleman 11 Luen Yat Diva 55.5........................ Scratched 12 Malina h (5) 55.5................................ M Hills 13 0x Pinstrippa h (4) 55.5........................R Myers 14 6x Suggest Gold h (8) 55.5............ A Collett (a) 15 7x Rich Billie Marsh (7) 55.5............ D Johnson

6 0652 Lilly Belle 56......................................... Scratched 7 05843 Anyx 56......................................... Scratched 8 359x3 The Last Shower h (2) 56.............. M Walker 9 4 Dreamy Jayda (3) 56.................... L Allpress 10 0x Milkwood h (1) 56.......................M Coleman 11 9. Always On My Mind h (10) 56.....D Johnson 12 Mizbella h (9) 56.............................. C Grylls 13 8. Mystery Gift h (7) 56......................... L Innes 14 Orinto h (5) 56.................................R Myers 6 4.05pm MATLEY FINANCIAL SERVICES R65 1400 $8000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 4x026 The Looker dh (3) 59.................D Miller (a4) 2 46691 Shaky d (8) 58............................M Sweeney 3 8684x Evathreestep tdm (13) 58........ K Leung (a3) 4 6x461 Jealous Much dh (1) 56.5................ C Grylls 5 76642 Snippechee (12) 56.5..................T Thornton 6 6x71 Brandy Belle d (9) 56........................ L Innes 7 0x71x Rose Of Virginia th (6) 56.................. M Hills 8 00x97 Francilienne h (4) 56................ P Turner (a1) 9 7x283 Short Tale th (7) 56........................ M Walker 10 358x7 Atlantis d (14) 56.............................N Harris 11 60564 Skai Glen (2) 55................... R Hutchings (a) Emergency: Rich Billie Marsh 12 81809 Olivia Ann 54.5............................. Scratched 5 3.30pm POCKETS Q MASTERS TOKOROA MAIDEN 13 47509 Pachenko th (11) 54.5..................... S Spratt 14 16x07 Exabelle dh (10) 54................... M D Plessis 1400 $7000, MDN, 1400m 15 6909x Eh Wanda (5) 54..............................S Collett 1 Best Fella (6) 58.5..................... M D Plessis 2 93523 Footprint bh (11) 58.........................N Harris 7 4.40pm LALLY & SYMES SOUTH WAIKATO CUP R65 3 842 Bagsagold (4) 58.........................T Thornton $10,000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2000m 4 806 Blackwood (12) 56.5......................M McNab 1 97229 Carniva Boy 59............................. Scratched 5 8. Too True (8) 56.5................................ M Hills 2 62120 Reminiscing (12) 58.5....................... L Innes 3 52136 Didgeridoo (2) 58.5...................B Grylls (a3) 4 84648 Re Deel 58.5................................. Scratched 5 63851 Shez Kapable tdh (4) 57.................. C Grylls 6 70273 Makers Mark (8) 57..................... D Johnson 7 04064 Stingray d (5) 57............................ M Walker 8 x4223 Belorussiya h (3) 56.5...................... S Spratt 9 58750 Bruce Almighty 56.5...................... Scratched 10 80371 Android h (10) 56.......................... L Allpress

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11 04x72 Quest dh (9) 56.......................... M D Plessis 12 60634 King Piccolo h (1) 56.......................N Harris 13 14739 I’ve Got Faith (11) 55...................T Thornton 14 1x380 Nolawood h (6) 54.5...................M Coleman 15 x7055 Commie Star (7) 54............. R Hutchings (a) 8 5.15pm TEAM WEALLEANS/HAYWARD GROUNDSPREAD MAIDEN 1600 $8000, MDN, 1600m 1 628x3 Surpass bh (7) 58.5...................... L Allpress 2 0x893 Cardon Boy (1) 58.5................ P Turner (a1) 3 5x Tutanekai (12) 58.5......................T Thornton 4 08 Skyfall h (8) 58.5.................. R Hutchings (a) 5 00x The Gremlin (9) 58.5...................D Johnson 6 Zee Ink (4) 58.5.............................M Tanaka 7 72 Glove Man h (6) 58........................ M Walker 8 72633 Jigger Inn (2) 58........................ M D Plessis 9 344x6 Tremain 58.................................... Scratched 10 6x Roman Cavalry (3) 58...................... C Grylls 11 57 Delacroix 58.................................. Scratched 12 556. Workmans h (11) 58.......................... M Hills 13 09. Thats How We Roll h (10) 58.....M Coleman 14 0652 Lilly Belle 56.................................. Scratched 15 85 Stoneleigh h (5) 56........................... L Innes Blinkers on : The Hairy Lemon (R1), Valdarah (R3), Canthassleme, Miss Directional, Giardini, Suggest Gold (R4), The Last Shower (R5), Evathreestep, Pachenko, Exabelle (R6), Makers Mark (R7), Thats How We Roll (R8) Winkers on : Too True (R5), Cardon Boy (R8) Winkers off : Canthassleme, Miss Directional, Suggest Gold (R4), Makers Mark (R7) SELECTIONS Race 1: Madly Bentley, Silk Chardonnay, Here’s De Consul Race 2: Kochanwong, Question, Mr Nobody, Rich Billie Marsh Race 3: Cheval Royale, Tokomutu Judge, My Barbarella, Kirramosa Race 4: Stitchentyne, Princess Nicole, Liberare, Miss Directional Race 5: The Last Shower, Best Fella, Footprint, Mystery Gift Race 6: The Looker, Snippechee, Brandy Belle, Short Tale, Shaky Race 7: Quest, Belorussiya, Shez Kapable, Stingray, Reminiscing Race 8: Glove Man, Surpass, Stoneleigh, Jigger Inn, Workmans

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Wanganui greyhound fields, form Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway Meeting Date: 13 Mar 2013 NZ Meeting number : 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.02pm (NZT) ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 1 737 Black Hennessy nwtd F &...............Turnwald 2 82 Car Wreck nwtd...........................B Goodwin 3 7 Where’s Rican nwtd...................J McInerney 4 77242 Homebush Limbo nwtd..............J McInerney 5 64x8 Maddie Brand nwtd G &.....................Denby 6 72558 Tepirita Jazil nwtd........................ C D Brider 7 445 Time To Find nwtd............................... J Udy 8 647 Mighty Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 9 86868 Wheyhound nwtd...............................D Hunt 10 83784 Blue Rush nwtd L &............................ Morris 2 12.22pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 520m 1 637 Draco Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney 2 22541 Cawbourne Anna (c1) nwtd.......J McInerney 3 22235 Paw No More nwtd F &...................Turnwald 4 23426 Opawa Token nwtd L &....................... Wales 5 65356 Green Treats nwtd......................J McInerney 6 4425 Just Like Prince nwtd.......................S Maher 7 62627 Amy Wineglass nwtd.................A Duganzich 8 87322 Sydenham Jade nwtd....................J Harland 9 66526 Kylie’s Belle nwtd.............................S Maher 3 12.41pm GUTHRIE BOWRON C0 C0, 305m 1 85 Paddy Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney 2 8728 Big Job Jonesy nwtd K &...................Phillips 3 Thrilling Daze nwtd.......................... K Walsh 4 28 One Way Paeroa nwtd......................L Ahern 5 6637x I’m A Catch nwtd L &.......................... Morris 6 76727 Charlie’s Pal nwtd......................J McInerney 7 64286 Winsome Extra nwtd..................J McInerney 8 Flirt Academy nwtd U &.............. McCracken

9 86868 Wheyhound nwtd...............................D Hunt 10 5876 Sectioned nwtd........................... M Goodwin 4 1.00pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD LTD C0 FINAL C0f, 520m 1 5832 Alamein Gus nwtd K &.......................Phillips 2 64564 Alamein Eel nwtd.................................J Udy 3 67F41 Belldeen (c1) 30.24...................A Duganzich 4 25344 Gucci Rush nwtd L &.......................... Morris 5 63237 Opawa Jay nwtd L &........................... Wales 6 33x2 Thrilling Olive nwtd.......................... K Walsh 7 2431 Opawa Albie (c1) nwtd L &................. Wales 8 22241 Thrilling Marty (c1) 30.16................. K Walsh 9 4425 Just Like Prince nwtd.......................S Maher 10 55775 Versatile Richie nwtd.......................... R Udy 5 1.19pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR C0 C0, 305m 1 88x56 Homebush Rick nwtd.................J McInerney 2 45788 Alamein Dream nwtd K &..................Phillips 3 65F58 Cuts Deep nwtd.......................... B Johnston 4 6 Clinton Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 5 58453 Mic Player nwtd.......................... W Hodgson 6 55775 Versatile Richie nwtd.......................... R Udy 7 8 Juno Baxter nwtd.......................J McInerney 8 55834 Homebush Smoke nwtd............ S Gommans 9 86868 Wheyhound nwtd...............................D Hunt 10 57766 Billy Holmes nwtd..........................J Harland 6 1.37pm J P PRINT, PETONE C1 C1, 520m 1 67527 Otewa Bella 30.99.......................B Goodwin 2 36166 Cawbourne Kesha 30.55...........J McInerney 3 43632 That’s King 30.61........................ B Hodgson 4 25125 Cawbourne Bree nwtd...............J McInerney 5 64668 Heroism nwtd.................................... J Tapiki 6 62513 Summer Tension 30.58......... E S Duganzich 7 75646 Mrs. Bouquet nwtd.........................J Harland 8 3111 Rene Ranger nwtd............................L Ahern 9 58755 Darby Lane nwtd L &.......................... Morris

10 18687 Five Too Many nwtd.....................B Goodwin 7 1.54pm WANGANUI SECURITY C1 HT 1 C1q, 305m 1 33414 Azure Dreams 18.07......................J Harland 2 64462 Another Street 17.67..................J McInerney 3 54717 Hilton Friday 18.04.....................J McInerney 4 x4642 Tui Hotlips nwtd.................................G Quirk 5 18833 Dolly Wind 18.08 F &......................Turnwald 6 53348 Seong Duk nwtd U &.................. McCracken 7 42232 Big Bolt nwtd....................................T Green 8 884x6 Homebush Sue 18.17................... D Craigen 9 54747 Kiwi Ranger 18.15...............................F Kite 10 44658 Homebush Wild 18.16....................... C Clark 8 2.12pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION HT 2 C1q, 305m 1 24311 Ringa Ding 17.86.......................J McInerney 2 63673 Alamein Rip 18.17 K &......................Phillips 3 24125 Sarah’s Cool 17.96 F &...................Turnwald 4 178 Madam Norris nwtd..........................T Green 5 55F61 Armour 17.84....................................G Quirk 6 12464 All In All nwtd.......................................J Udy 7 56234 Lotus nwtd...............................T McCracken 8 27747 Cawbourne Tobes 17.65............J McInerney 9 P4766 Gunna Excite 18.03 L &...................... Morris 10 65648 Sedgebrook Skite 18.19......................F Kite 9 2.29pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C1 HT 3 C1q, 305m 1 32221 Where’s Chicken 17.81 F &............Turnwald 2 73484 Homebush Rosebud 17.69........J McInerney 3 65474 Marjanshar nwtd.................... R M Bannister 4 73665 Dogged Dan nwtd....................T McCracken 5 63523 Opawa Crusher nwtd........................... J Udy 6 45x42 High Fly Hunter 18.08.......................G Quirk 7 83666 Flyin’ Shifty nwtd R M &.................... J Smith 8 17 Just A Boy 17.93 K &.........................Phillips 9 67538 Working Waikato 18.23.................. D Donlon 10 38268 Blair Ninety 17.97 G &........................Denby

10 2.47pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 C1, 520m

1 214 Rocky Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney 2 68313 Fergie’s Belle 30.50.........................S Maher 3 76441 Cawbourne Philip(c2) 30.64......J McInerney 4 27641 Wind Up Whitey 30.60.................B Goodwin 5 52232 Eric’s Song 30.31........................ B Johnston 6 31367 Go Dolphin Power 31.19 F &..........Turnwald 7 8x467 Secret Sarah nwtd L &........................ Wales 8 56154 Just Mac 29.92........................... B Hodgson 9 65657 My Lil Lucifer 31.45 K &.....................Phillips 1 1 3.05pm BROAD ROOFING C1 HT 4 C1q, 305m 1 53845 Home Brewer 17.86.......................A Speight 2 53755 Lissadell Toby 18.06...................... D Donlon 3 78776 Homebush Layla 18.16............. S Gommans 4 58471 Yeah Nah 17.89...................................L Udy 5 3F444 Thrilling Cloud nwtd.................T McCracken 6 15232 Shaga Banga Bang 17.91 G &...........Denby 7 33313 Waiwhata Dream nwtd..................M J Lozell 8 37445 Easy Silence 18.00....................J McInerney 9 78834 Homebush Buffy 17.51..............J McInerney 10 36758 Face The Demon 18.24.............. S Drysdale 12 3.23pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C1 HT 5 C1q, 305m 1 58327 Missy Macabre 17.99.....................A Speight 2 83254 Homebush Lestat nwtd..............J McInerney 3 64836 Saucy Tomato 18.09.........................R Waite 4 43171 Working Camarade 17.86.............. D Donlon 5 81853 Scarilicious 18.03 L &......................... Morris 6 68128 Starla 17.69...............................J McInerney 7 35474 Sedgebrook Lad 18.06........................F Kite 8 46662 Nuts For Sure 17.83................... B Johnston 9 18685 Gus The Muss 18.04.......................M Olden 10 68367 Sub Silentio nwtd.........................B Goodwin

ACROSS 1. Roguish (4) 3. Demeanour (8) 8. Small (4) 9. Trachea (8) 11. Binoculars (5-7) 13. Hue (6) 14. Fervour (6) 17. Trenchancy (12) 20. Swap (8) 21. Daybreak (4) 22. Went before (8) 23. Otherwise (4)

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DOWN 1. Stratagem (8) 2. Hide (7) 4. Threefold (6) 5. Rash (10) 6. Fuse (5) 7. Regular (4) 10. Judge (10) 12. Attendance (8) 15. Inclusive (7) 16. Solitary (6) 18. Recess (5) 19. Assist (4)

3. 8. 9. 10. 11. 14. 15. 16. 18. 20. 21. 24. 25. 26. 27.


Endurance (9) Fat (4) Land (9) Meditate (6) Revolt (5) Sufficient (5) Repose (4) Mock (5) Check (4) Pale (5) Banal (5) Dread (6) Overlooked (9) Bearing (4) Cruelty (9)

1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 11. 12. 13. 17. 19. 22. 23. 24.

Glibness (9) Carry (9) Finished (4) Short (5) Snigger (6) Swarthy (4) Principle (5) Awaken (5) Torpid (9) Wandering (9) Grasped (5) Cheerful (6) Sum (5) Penniless (4) Marquee (4)



Across: 1 Cooperative; 9 Omitted; 10 Apron; 11 Dunce; 12 Crevice; 13 Engine; 15 Cringe; 18 Retinue; 20 Fetid; 22 Eland; 23 Elation; 24 Exterminate. Down: 2 Onion; 3 Pattern; 4 Reduce; 5 Trace; 6 Version; 7 Cold-hearted; 8 Independent; 14 Gateaux; 16 Refrain; 17 Redeem; 19 Nudge; 21 Twist.

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tV1 Breakfast. Good Morning. Ellen. (R) Cowboy Builders. (G) ONE News. (T) Emmerdale. (PGR, T) Debbie’s in the ultrasound room, Jimmy panics, and Cameron’s preparing to leave the village. 1.30 Come Dine With Me.


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2.00 Britain’s Best Dish. (G, R) Britain’s most talented cooks battle it out to impress judges John Burton Race, Ed Baines and Jilly Goolden. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal.


3.55 Te Karere. (T) 4.25 Ellen. (G) 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat.




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ONE News. (T) Seven Sharp. (T) Fair Go. (T) Global Radar. (T) Winners And Losers.

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9.30 Undercover Boss USA. (Final, T) This executive is leaving their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their company. 10.30 ONE News Tonight. (T) 11.00 Person Of Interest. (AO, R, T) The Machine baffles the duo by giving them multiple Social Security numbers. 11.55 Crash. (AO, R) 12.35 Te Karere. (R, T) 1.00 BBC World – GMT With George Alagiah. 2.00 Impact with Mishal Husain. 3.30 HARDtalk. 4.00 Global With Jon Sopel. (G) 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere.



tV3 3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 12.00 3 News. 12.30 Home And Away.

6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Hi-5. (G, R, T) 7.00 Pinky And Perky. (G, R, T) 7.30 Back At The Barnyard. (G, R, T) 7.55 Ben 10: Omniverse. (T) 8.20 Dinosaur Train. (G, R, T) 8.30 Guess How Much I Love You. (G, T) 8.45 Fireman Sam. (G, R, T) 8.55 Bird Bath. (G, R, T) 9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (R, T) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 Spin City. (G, R, T) 12.00 Desperate Housewives. (AO, R, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.00 Anderson Live. 3.00 Buzzy Bee And Friends. (G, T) 3.05 Everything’s Rosie. (G, T) 3.20 Mike The Knight. (G, T) 3.30 Spongebob Squarepants. (G, T) 4.00 H2o Just Add Water. (G, R, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. (G) 5.00 Horace In Slow Motion. (G, R) 5.01 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R) 5.30 8 Simple Rules. (G, R, T)

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1.00 Dr Phil. (AO) 2.00 The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) 3.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. (G) 4.00 Rachael Ray. (G) Rachael prepares turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and string beans in under an hour. 5.00 Entertainment Tonight.


5.30 Home And Away. (G, T) Kyle attempts to extend the olive branch to a wary Tamara. Zac asks Natalie to let go of Brax.

6.00 Friends. (G, R, T) 6.30 Neighbours. (T) 7.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, T) Vasa’s forced to take a step back, Jared’s out of his element, and Evan makes his dreams come true. 7.30 My Kitchen Rules.

6.00 3 News. 7.00 Campbell Live. 7.30 World’s Deadliest Roads. (PGR, T) Lisa and G.W. haul animals over a salt flat, but have problems with their GPS. 8.30 3rd Degree. 9.30 Sons Of Anarchy. (AO, T) Jax brings a new proposal to the club with serious consequences. 10.40 Nightline. 11.20 Media3. 11.55 Numb3rs. (AO, T) Don investigates the deaths of two men who had been sexually assaulted by a teacher when they were children.

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8.40 The Big Bang Theory.

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9.10 2 Broke Girls. (PGR, T) 9.40 Hell’s Kitchen. (AO, T) 10.40 The Walking Dead. (T) Following just after airing in the US, new episodes of the post-apocalyptic zombie thriller. 11.40 Man Up. (PGR) 12.10 Rescue 1. (G, R, T) 12.40 20/20. (R, T) 1.40 Infomercials. 2.40 Rizzoli & Isles. (AO, R, T) 3.30 Secret Life Of The American Teenager. (PGR, R) 4.15 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (G, R) 5.30 Infomercials.

12.55 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Bayless Conley. (G)

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

(G, R)

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Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) The Doctors. (G) The Jeff Probst Show.


2.05 All Saints. (PGR, R) Frank’s intern programme gets off to a shaky start, and a father and daughter’s lives hang in the balance when a weekend away turns to tragedy. 3.00 Stargate Universe. (PGR, R) Chloe’s unusual behaviour reveals possible Alien influence. 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) 5.30 Prime News.

(PGR, R)

8.30 Elementary. (PGR) Upon consulting on a child abduction case Holmes and Watson come across a chilling serial killer. 9.30 Prime Rocks: Pat Benatar. (AO) 10.30 The Crowd Goes Wild.

(G, R)

11.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G) 12.00 Home Shopping. (G) 1.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.00 Home Shopping. (G)

4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 6.00 Everybody Hates Chris. (G, R) 6.30 Futurama. (G, R) A tentacle creature from the Universe beyond the anomaly takes over our Universe. 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) X-Files Agents Mulder and Scully investigate Homer’s encounter with an alleged extraterrestrial. 7.30 Glee. (PGR) The glee club is

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tasked to perform a song from a movie. Meanwhile, Santana makes herself at home in the loft, but Rachel and Kurt aren’t thrilled about it. The Biggest Loser. (G) The contestants go home for 18 days and have a chance to earn immunity if they lose five percent of their body weight. Life Unexpected. (PGR) Cate invites Paige out for a night of drinking, hoping that Paige will share info about Ryan’s past and the mysterious Julia. Entertainment Tonight. (G) Infomercials. (G)

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Movie Greats, 8.30pm An insanely creepy fright flick by Melburnians James Wan and Leigh Whannell, Saw graphically relates the grim predicament of a doctor (Cary Elwes, below) and a young man (Whannell), who wake to find themselves chained up in a dingy bathroom. Soon they discover that they’re the latest pawns of the Jigsaw Killer, a sadistic looney who delights in toying with his captives and devising ways for them to kill themselves and each other. A vivid, unnerving assault on the senses.

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

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6.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G) Game show. 6.30 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G) Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7.00 The Crowd Goes Wild. 7.30 Best Of Top Gear.

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


sky sPORt 1 6.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Brumbies v Waratahs. Replay. 8.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Highlanders v Cheetahs. Replay. 10.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Highlanders v Cheetahs. Highlights. 11.00 The Dirt. 11.30 Basketball. NBL. Melbourne Tigers v NZ Breakers. Highlights. 12.30 Golf Central. 1.30 Golf. Asian Tour Sail Open. Highlights. 2.30 Golf. WGC Cadillac Championship. Round Four. Highlights. 3.30 Tenpin Bowling. Weber Cup. Highlights. 4.30 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Blues v Bulls. From Eden Park. Replay. 6.30 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Highlanders v Cheetahs. From Rugby Park, Invercargill. Replay. 8.30 Rugby Zone. 9.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 9.30 Basketball. NBL. Melbourne Tigers v NZ Breakers. Replay. 11.30 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Stormers v Chiefs. From DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town. Replay. 1.30 Sky ARENA Access. 2.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Brumbies v Waratahs. From Canberra Stadium, Canberra. Replay. 4.00 Fight Night On SKY.

The Simpsons. (PG) Pawn Stars. (PG) NCIS. (PG) NCIS: LA. (M) Terriers. (M) Hank and Britt hope to make some quick cash by capturing an escaped convict. Law & Order. (M) NCIS. (PG) 24. (M) America’s Funniest Home Videos. Cash Cab USA. (PG) NYPD Blue. (M) NCIS: LA. (M) Terriers. (M) 24. (M) Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG)

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Crowd Goes Wild. Golf Central. The Dirt. Dumbest Stuff On Wheels. Basketball. NBL. Melbourne Tigers v NZ Breakers. Replay. Tenpin Bowling. Weber Cup. Highlights. Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Hurricanes v Crusaders. From Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Highlights. Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Stormers v Chiefs. Highlights. Crowd Goes Wild. The Ultimate Fighter 17. Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Blues v Bulls. From Eden Park. Highlights. Reunion. The Dirt. Dumbest Stuff On Wheels. Sky Sport What’s On. Cycling. Tour of Oman. Highlights. Golf. WGC Cadillac Championship. Round Four. Highlights. Deaker On Sport. The Ultimate Fighter 17. Golf. Asian Tour Sail Open. Highlights. Sky Sport What’s On. Deaker On Sport. Reunion. Soccer. English Premier League. Arsenal v Everton/Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspurs. Replays.

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6.05 Secrets In The Walls. (2010, M) Jeri Ryan. 7.35 Courageous. (2011, M) Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel. 9.45 The Rum Diary. (2011, M) Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi. 11.45 The Debt. (2010, 16) Helen Mirren. 1.40 Too Late To Say Goodbye. (2009, M) Rob Lowe, Lauren Holly. 3.10 Knockout. (2011, PG) Steve Austin, Daniel Magder. 4.45 The Change-Up. (2011, 16) Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman. 6.40 One Day. (2011, M) Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess. 8.30 One For The Money. (2011, M) Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara. Stephanie Plum is a newbie bounty hunter on the tail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past. 10.05 Unknown. (2011, M) Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger. 12.00 Martha Marcy May Marlene. (2011, 16) Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson. 1.45 Voodoo Moon. (2006, 16) Eric Mabius, Charisma Carpenter. 3.20 Biography: Adam Sandler.

8.15 The Bourne Identity. (2002, M) Matt Damon. 10.10 Pitch Black. (2000, M) Vin Diesel, Cole Hauser. 12.00 The Pursuit Of Happyness. (2006, M) Will Smith, Jaden Smith. 1.55 Pearl Harbor. (2001, M) Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale. 4.55 A History Of Violence. (2005, 18) Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello. 6.30 A Good Year. (2005, M) Russell Crowe. A success-driven investment banker’s life begins to change when he travels to Provence to look after a wine estate he inherited, and meets a woman there who also lays claim to the property. 2006. 8.30 Saw. (2004, 18) Cary Elwes, Danny Glover. Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a sadistic serial killer abducts two men and forces them to play horrific games for their own survival. 2004. 10.15 The Long Kiss Goodnight. (1996, 18) Geena Davis. 12.15 Biography. Hugh Grant. (2007, PG). 1.05 A History Of Violence. (2005, 18) Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello. 2.40 A Good Year. (2005, M) Russell Crowe. 4.35 Saw. (2004, 18) Cary Elwes, Danny Glover.

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4.10 Too Late To Say Goodbye. (2009, M) Rob Lowe, Lauren Holly. 5.40 One Day. (2011, M) Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess.

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Dirty Jobs. (PG) American Loggers. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Abalone Wars. (PG) Combat Countdown. (PG) Cold Blood. (M) American Gangs. (M) River Monsters With Jeremy Wade.


American Loggers. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Gold Rush: The Dirt. (PG) Gold Rush. (PG) Flying Wild Alaska. (PG) End of an Era. Alaska: The Last Frontier. (PG) Dead Of Winter. The Kilcher family struggle to get through a harsh winter. Desperate for food, Atz and Jane venture onto the ice to try fishing. Patriarchs Otto & Atz embark on a dangerous mission. Dual Survival. (PG) Twin Peaks. I (Almost) Got Away With It. (M) Fatal Encounters. (M) I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) American Loggers. (PG) Gold Rush: The Dirt. (PG) Gold Rush. (PG) Dual Survival. (PG) I (Almost) Got Away With It. (M)

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Isn’t Lotto frustrating! I usually buy a Saturday ticket and leave it in my test car with thought that if a decent prize comes my way I’ll buy one of what ever make I’m driving. In some cases not exactly the same model, but something else the company makes. But should I have been lucky Lottowise with the ticket sitting in the test BMW 320i one could well by now be sitting in my garage. BMW were obviously rather excited about being the number one premium car brand in New Zealand for 2012. To celebrate this, and also that they have now been in business here for 30 years, they have introduced some special, limited edition models. These ‘Edition 30’ cars include the 116i, 320d and the 320i as driven. All are Sport Line models and come loaded with an impressive array of extra gear, mainly the extra cost options BMW have found that most buyers choose anyway.

Yet there’s just a minimal increase in their drive-away prices, which for both the 320i as driven, as well as the 320d is $75,900. This extra gear includes a heads up display (speed reading projected onto windscreen) sat-nav, a rear view camera, adaptive Xenon headlights complete with washers, a discreet spoiler, 18 inch alloy wheels and more. For the bean counters, the Edition 30 cars get approximately $12,000 worth of extra gear. While this classy looking and very well put together 320i is larger than before, it perhaps because of being sparkling white it doesn’t look to be. Glad to say it fitted nicely in my garage. The cabin, where it feels just right the moment you get in, is comfortable and spacious front and rear. It is nicely furnished in black leather. For the driver it is easy to get set up just as you want for there’s lots of adjustments for your shapely and

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ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) The Sun and Venus are not quite sideby-side, but close enough for the next week to be mindful of their joint influence. This suggests that although your ruler Mars is urging you to push on and take on new challenges, this duo are suggesting there may be some loose ends for you to attend to, perhaps in terms of a relationship issue.

The team previously known as the Overage Mutant Ninja Turtles has reformed to participate in the 2013 Variety Bash, thanks to the generous support of GT Radial tyres. Captained by renowned comedian Ewen ‘The Westie’ Gilmour, the team will be travelling throughout the North and South Islands during March in the GT Limo, a stretched six-cylinder 1993 Ford Fairmont. “The new GT Limo is almost seven metres long, so with its bright red paint job and race car inspired livery, it’s going to be difficult for people not to see us coming,” said Ewen, himself a Variety Ambassador who is competing in his 13th Bash. “The best thing is that the spa pool in this Limo is even deeper than the previous model, so


TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) Friends who are gregarious and outgoing may have captured your imagination this week but one person may have been inclined to promise this, that and the other and failed to deliver on any of it. You may be philosophical about this and the lesson could be to focus on the people you feel more comfortable with. One person who is irritable is best avoided.

1250rpm through to 4500rpm, meaning it pulls very strongly, but extremely smoothly right through. This is helped of course by the intelligent and quick acting close ratio 8 speed auto it is matched up to. You barely feel or hear this auto doing its thing, which it does so well both its manual mode and the paddle shifts seem superfluous. 0-100kmh can take just 7.3 seconds and overtaking is effortless. And BMW say the top speed is 233km/h. Yet the 320i has a stated and achievable overall fuel consumption of 6.2/100km.

This happens because of auto/stop/start, brake energy regeneration and the selectable Eco mode. There’s switch next to the gear selector which has four settings, Eco, Normal (which I used mostly), and if you want to have a play there’s Sport and Sport +. What happens when selecting either of these latter two is pretty much self explanatory! The ride is sportingly firm but most acceptable. Combining this with the car’s rearwheel-drive and ideal 50-50 weight distribution means the 320i has both balance and great handling. Which with the direct and commu-

nicative electric steering means the lucky person behind the wheel, if they so desire is all set up ready for a very fleet-footed, ever predictable, but comfortable, driving experience. There’s lots of grip from those runflat tyres. They do sing a little on the Rakaia bridge and let you know when the surface is new coarse chip, particularly when they are cold. Naturally the 320i has a five-star NCAP crash rating. Safety equipment includes six airbags, stability control, plus a system, that above18 km/h gently tensions the driver and front passenger seatbelts, and does even more if a collision is likely.

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supportive seat, and there’s more than enough head and legroom to match the comfort of the back seat for most sizes. All controls on the sculpted dash are are clear and logically placed while the full colour dash-top screen, controlled by the iDrive system proved both easy to use and read. Also liked the heads up display. Of course, there’s an on board computer, dual zone climate air and a quality sound system. Meanwhile the boot holds 480 litres and the rear seats split and fold. There’s also storage under the boot floor although personally, as a long term owner I would probably prefer the reassurance of a spare to back up the run-flat tyres. The 320i has a four cylinder twin scroll/turbo petrol engine giving 135kW and 270Nm of torque. This engine is a real star for maximum torque is on tap right from just

we’re more likely to be wearing lifejackets than crash helmets,” said Ewen, who was recognised as New Zealand’s comedian of the decade (2000-2010). Other team members include Ed Finn, who is competing in his 10th Bash, Wayne Broadfoot and NZ Petrolhead editor Alistair Davidson. With more than 25 Bashes between them, the team has a few plans up its collective sleeve to help bring sunshine to the lives of people they meet along the Bash route, as well as shaking fundraising buckets and collecting donations along the way. “The best thing about Variety, and the Bash event itself, is not only that it’s a lot of fun – but importantly, all money raised benefits Kiwi kids directly. “It’s great that the grants dis-

tributed make such a tangible difference to the lives of so many needy, disabled and underprivileged children,” said Ewen. In addition to sponsorship from GT Radial tyres, the team has undertaken a number of fundraising ventures to support Variety and other Bash teams, including comedy show evenings and charity auctions. “It is proving to be a lot more difficult to raise money for charitable organisations these days, so we’re very grateful for the generosity of GT Radial tyres and also Petrolhead for their support of the team and our fun-

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) If there have been any snags in your desire to open up your situation, today can see you all the more determined to take a lead to overcome them. Fortunately, the Sun and Venus are close enough together for you to meld full-on charm to your added drive. The leader in you is aroused but you can also be subtle in your approach. A winning blend!

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) Someone’s intensity may actually draw you to them all the quicker. This may not be someone with a lot to say about themselves as much as a person with an aura that captivates you. They may have an innate sex appeal which you find totally fascinating. However, can you push yourself out of your comfort zone to chase them? Mars suggests you might.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) Someone is making very soothing noises but still you may worry about what this means for you. Your guide planet Mercury may be partly responsible for this, rewinding as it is still. It may be inhibiting you when you need to be more open to life and love’s possibilities. However, Mars suggests there are rawer, deeper needs you may need to be attuned to.

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The Vintage Car Club’s run this Sunday is open to any members of the public who have vehicles which were built before 1983. The club encourages owners of these “newer” vehicles to take part in their activities. So this year’s Chairman’s Run is not restricted to members, but is open to anyone who wishes to come along. Entry is free and those taking part just need to go the the Vintage Car Club rooms on Maronan Road at 9.30 am and bring a picnic lunch. The run will follow an interesting route all on sealed roads, and will be an opportunity for members of the public to join other enthusiasts and see what the Vintage Car Club does.

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GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) That old maxim of ‘not what you know but who you know’, rings true today, a time when your contacts can be as important as any knowledge or experience you have. Reach out and network. Mars can also help you to be more proactive in linking with friends but the surprising thing just now is that anyone’s age and background may seem less important.

draising initiatives. At the end of the day, it’s kids in need who really benefit.” The Bash commences in National Park on Saturday March 9 and finishes in Ewen Kaikoura on Gilmour Saturday March 16.

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LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) Mars can really perk you up and give you a more combative approach to life in general. You may want to shake yourself up as much as anyone else, particularly if you have spent a lot of time analysing one set of issues. Perhaps you have been letting someone’s critique affect you far too much. Remember, your opinion is what really counts Libra.

SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) The irony today is that although talk and thought planet Mercury continues to rewind, you may find it easier than you have recently to say how you feel, not just about more serious issues, but around your passions, your loves and even share your sense of fun. If there is someone you would like to know better, you may ask them out on a date.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) You may have felt a little quieter or muted of late, but not a lot keeps the enthusiasm of a Sagittarius down for long and there is likely to be a sparkle in your eye today. You can use this to good effect if you want to make things happen on the home front. Inviting friends or family around can be uplifting, especially if you have recent changes to show them.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) Keep the diplomacy up with a family member who is struggling to see your viewpoint. Then again, perhaps you personally feel unsettled around where you live. This may just be your mood today but if you encountered a restlessness last year, before the end of the month you may find that this has come back more strongly. But why might this be?

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) You may have found yourself feeling quite erratic in the last 24 hours, but then this might be no bad thing if you are one of those Water Carriers who needs constant stimulation. If this part of you is not being sated, use the power of Mars to push yourself to break away from any restrictions you feel. A financial upturn is also possible.


PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) You could encounter someone and not quite know what to make of them. Perhaps they approach life differently to you, or just have a larger than life persona. Indeed, someone may view you in this way. Despite being unsure, just wait a while before making your mind up. Behind the bluster could be someone you can eventually learn to respect.

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Murph gives seal of approval There are also improvements in new concrete safety barriers, new kerbings, some resurfacing, new team garages with corporate viewing above pit lane, new race control buildings complete with podium and a new bridge which will allow the fans to converge on the infield and pits. Pukekohe Park Raceway has always been a fast track and has tested the likes of Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart since opening as a permanent track in 1963. Although top speed will drop from about 270kmh to 255kmh because of the changes, the new turns are expected to become a focal point as drivers jostle for position around the sharp but wide corners.

Warriors gear up for SBW stand why Matt Elliott has kept the team the same. They just have to start getting into a groove. “I keep coming back to the same problem - the halves are still an issue. Shaun Johnson is not playing well and Thomas Leuluai is not a halfback, he’s a hooker. He’s not creative enough.” Pita Godinet provided some spark off the bench last weekend and he is part of an extended five-man interchange to play the Roosters. Utility Ben Henry is also included on the bench after missing the last match through injury. Steve Rapira will get the chance to start an NRL match for the first time alongside his brother Sam. Four sets of brothers have now played together for the Warriors in official first-grade matches - Tea and Iva Ropati, Vinnie and Louis Anderson and Jerry and Anthony Seuseu and the Rapiras who spent some time on the park together last weekend but not as starters.

By Myles Hume Ashburton’s emerging star Alin Onicas turned the heads of provincial coaches during his dominant outing at the Junior Canterbury Athletics Championships at the weekend. Claiming a gold medal after placing first in the shot put, discuss and long jump, second in the 100 metre sprint and third in the 200m, his all-round performance in the 13-year-old boys’ grade landed him a spot in his respective age-group in the Canterbury squad for the Interprovincials to be held during the Easter break. But Alin was not the only standout for the Ashburton Athletics Club. Emma Beecroft shone in the 7-year-old girls’ grade, claiming an overall silver medal after winning the 60m sprint, coming

Australian skipper Michael Clarke

Troubled Canberra duo Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson have been stood down indefinitely by the NRL club for breaching numerous team policies. Dugan yesterday revealed he’s battling a “personal” matter, which is not limited to drinking alcohol while injured. Raiders coach David Furner said Dugan and Ferguson broke team protocol by missing a rehab session on Monday after the Raiders 32-10 loss to Penrith. Furner said police were called to a disturbance at the house the duo were drinking alcohol at and have been stood down indefinitely while the club investigates the matter. “The club has strong policies in place and breaches of these policies are taken very seriously,” Furner said. “We have stood both Josh and Blake down and will determine punishment once we have concluded our investigations.” - AAP












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While former players including exskipper Allan Border have ridiculed the suspensions as schoolboy stuff, Clarke says it hasn’t just been one incident that has led himself, Arthur and team manager Gavin Dovey to take dramatic action. “There have been a number of issues on this tour where I don’t think we have been hitting our standards,” Clarke said.


I am going to spend the next few weeks with my family and weigh up my options

Watson has also been juggling family commitments and headed back to Sydney on Monday night for the birth of his first child. There’s confusion over whether he’ll return for the fourth Test in Delhi on March 22. The 31-year-old says he’s shattered by his suspension and feels harshly treated. “I am going to spend the next few weeks with my family and weigh up my options as to exactly which direction I want to go,” Watson said. “I am at a stage where I have to weigh up my future with what I want to do with my cricket in general.” Pattinson took a more grown-up approach to his suspension. “It should have been done. “All the other players bar four got it in,” the 22-year-old quick told reporters yesterday. “It was part forgetting and at at this level you can’t forget. “It’s pretty cut-throat and personally not good enough. “People talk about it as a harsh punishment but looking deeply into it you realise probably it’s not.”  - AAP


level this series,” Clarke said. “The four players to not do it, not only does it let the team down, it also shows a lack of respect for the head coach and in the Australian cricket team that is unacceptable.”

second in the 100m and shot put and third in the 200m and long jump. The duo marked a successful day for the 21-strong team at the Timaru meet, with a host of competitors claiming places in their respective events. In the 14-year-old girls’ grade, Mikhayla-Rose Stroganov claimed second spot in both the 400m and 800m, Jackson Ross came second in the discus and third in the 8-year-old boys’ 100m and long jump, while Matheson Colquhoun came third in the 8-year-old boys 60m and finished in the top eight in most of his events. With Alin already making the Canterbury squad to compete in Timaru, the Ashburton Athletics Club is waiting to find out if any budding local athletes between 7 and 11 will represent Canterbury at the 995 meet on Sunday.


Australia captain Michael Clarke has blasted four suspended players for disrespecting head coach Mickey Arthur over the controversial homework-gate affair. Arthur announced that vice-captain Shane Watson, Test quick James Pattinson and squad members Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Johnson had been ruled out of contention for Thursday’s third Test against India in Mohali. Australia trail 2-0 in the fourmatch contest and Arthur had asked each member of the squad to make a presentation to him, either in person or in written form, about how the team could fight their way back into the series. The four players failed to meet a deadline of Saturday night to make their presentations. “It took a lot of thinking because you had to look at your game and where you thought you could improve, what you had learnt and what you could do to help this team

• Dugan, Ferguson out

Sonny Bill Williams: only a matter of time before he hits his straps in league

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New Zealand Breakers centre Alex Pledger played a major role in helping his team extend their winning streak to 15 games and as a result has earned the NBL Player of the Week award for round 22 of the NBL Championship. The 2.15m Pledger guided the Breakers to wins over the Cairns Taipans and Melbourne Tigers to sit three games clear of the Perth Wildcats on top of the NBL ladder with just two fixtures remaining in the regular season. Pledger finished the round with 31 points on 63 per cent shooting, 17 rebounds and three blocks, posting 20 points and six boards in the 80-77 win over Cairns, followed by 11 points and 11 rebounds in the 79-74 road victory over Melbourne. - APNZ

Alin a shining star at champs


Warriors side to play the Sydney Roosters at Eden Park on Saturday (7.30pm): Kevin Locke, Glen Fisiiahi, Dane Nielsen, Konrad Hurrell, Bill Tupou, Thomas Leuluai, Shaun Johnson, Sam Rapira, Elijah Taylor, Ben Matulino, Steve Rapira, Simon Mannering (c), Todd Lowrie. Interchange (one to be omitted): Jacob Lillyman, Feleti Mateo, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Pita Godinet, Ben Henry. - APNZ

• Reward for Pledger


The Warriors have a slogan this year of ‘Rise With Us’ and for fans it can’t come soon enough after a disappointing and deflating start to the season that conjured up memories of a dreadful 2012 campaign. All of the optimism of pre-season was eroded in 80 minutes against Parramatta, when they were thrashed 40-10 by last year’s wooden spooners. The Warriors had been bullish before that match about how they had crossed a line in the sand and last year was history. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like everyone crossed that line and Warriors coach Matt Elliott now says he has a better understanding of that. As much as he needs to work on his side’s defence, he also needs to ensure his players are tuned in as they contemplate a 10th-straight NRL defeat. He has said they were “tired and disjointed” against the Eels and “too easily distracted”. They will come up against a fairly big one on Saturday, when the man with the three most recognisable initials in Australasian sport comes to Eden Park with the Sydney Roosters.

Sonny Bill Williams has more than enough ability to exploit a defence that conceded seven tries against the Eels, and it’s only a matter of time before he finds his feet again after five years away from rugby league. The presence of Williams is probably a good thing for the Warriors. Not only will it attract punters to Eden Park but it will also take some of the spotlight off a Warriors outfit seemingly battling their own demons. Elliott has resisted the urge to make wholesale changes to the starting side to face the Roosters. Bill Tupou will play on the wing in place of Manu Vatuvei, who is out for up to three weeks with an ankle injury, and Steve Rapira will start in the second row instead of Feleti Mateo, who drops to the bench. Former Kiwis captain Hugh McGahan isn’t too worried about the Warriors, yet, and expects to see a much improved effort against the Roosters. “The embarrassment of that defeat will always raise their performance,” McGahan said. “They have to play their way out of it. “Once they are playing well, their confidence will come back but it is just one game. “It’s still early days so I can under-

James Te Huna will join fellow Kiwi mixed martial arts fighter Mark Hunt on the UFC 160 card in Las Vegas on May 25 after he was announced yesterday as the replacement to meet Glover Teixeira. Teixeira’s scheduled opponent Ryan Bader injured himself in training and has had to pull out of the bout that will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. On Monday, Hunt was also confirmed as a replacement fighter for Alistair Overeem and will meet Junior dos Santos at the event.- APNZ

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“[The new turns] have changed things massively,” Murphy said. “It’s a beautiful bit of design as far as a race track is concerned. “How that changes racing is the bit we are all going to sit on the edge of our seats and wait for, but there will be good passing opportunities. “It’s going to be great for spectators. I don’t see how the changes couldn’t be. “I was a little sceptical about a couple of the new corners but, after seeing them now, I see them as a fantastic addition. “The rest of the track is unchanged in its nature and so it is still fast and flowing with all the bumps that makes Pukekohe such a great circuit.” - APNZ Right: Greg Murphy ready to race


Pukekohe is a place Greg Murphy holds dear, and it’s part of the reason why he will struggle when racing gets underway at next month’s ITM 400 Auckland. The 40-year-old King of Pukekohe won four rounds at the famous track (2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005) before V8 Supercars relocated to Hamilton in 2008. Racing returns on April 12-14 after a five-year absence and there’s the added interest around the new generation Car of the Future, but local fans won’t see Murphy in one of them. He had a couple of lean years in the V8 Supercars and is now racing

the New Zealand V8 SuperTourers - he leads after two rounds this year - and admits he will be a little “grumpy” when the ITM 400 gets under way. He tried to secure backing for a wildcard entry but will have to content himself with being the event’s ambassador. Murphy surveyed the changes to the track yesterday and gave them his seal of approval. The raceway has undergone a $6.6m facelift that has resulted in Pukekohe returning to the V8 Supercars calendar at least until 2017 and V8 Supercars bosses touting it as a world-class facility. The biggest change sees three new turns (Turns 5, 6 and 7) added towards the end of the back straight.

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Black Caps happy with juicy deck New Zealand bowling coach Shane Bond and batsman Kane Williamson are embracing the prospect of a wicket with more life in it when the second test against England gets under way at the Basin Reserve tomorrow. The first ANZ test produced a draw on a dour University Oval wicket in Dunedin last week, although England were bowled out for 167 in their first innings on day two after the opening day’s play was lost to rain. From there New Zealand made 460-9 declared in their first dig and England saved the match as they made 420-6 in their second innings. The wicket isn’t expected to be a bowler’s paradise in Wellington, though, as a heavy diet of first-class cricket at the Basin this summer means there will be less pace and seam movement than usual. In recent years the Wellington ground has been one of the best test venues in the country as it offers pace and bounce for the bowlers without giving them too much of an advantage over the batsmen. “God I’d hope so,” was Bond’s response when asked yesterday if he would like to see some life in the Basin Reserve pitch. “It was a bowler’s graveyard in the first game. I think 160 in the first innings, it certainly wasn’t a 160-wicket. “I think generally you’d win the toss and bat down there and try and get a big score and we were just good enough and they weren’t

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Glen Currie’s team-mates James Hawkridge and Wayne Oxenham at the end of stage three before they embarked on the next leg, a tough trek over the rugged Dingle Burn mountain range, near Lake Hawea, where the team found themselves lost yesterday at the Godzone adventure race.

Orion team ‘lacking direction’ By Myles Hume You know things have gone AWOL when you ask a team called Lost and Lonely for directions. Well that was the reality for Methven athlete Glen Currie and his Orion Health team on the third day of the gruelling Godzone adventure race yesterday. Spending a frustrating day traversing the rugged landscape of the Dingle Burn mountain range, near Lake Hawea, last night the team remained mid-pack in 10th position with at least 220km to the Queenstown finish, depending on last night’s progress. It was a long day for Currie’s

four-strong team, who reached a stage four checkpoint speaking of “wrong mountains, extra ridges and off map”. Although the team were in high spirits, they ironically had to admit they borrowed a map off 21st placed team Lost and Lonely, after walking off a ridgeline too early and getting lost about 8am. The team remained off track last night and it could make for a long walk in the dark before they hop on the seat for a 55km mountain bike ride over the Lindis Pass and into Albert Town, which they will be aiming to reach today. Currie’s team were not the only ones to hit a speed bump yesterday, team The Knowledge Institute

member William Sams was airlifted out of the Dingle Burn range after spraining his knee. Defending champions Seagate kept their hold over the 514km multi-facet race, carving through stage seven, a 35km mountain trek over the Pisa Mountain range to the Snowpark Lodge, inching closer to the eighth and final stage. When the reach the final stage, it will leave Seagate with a brisk 72km bike ride to Queenstown which they are likely to complete today. With four stages of the race remaining, Currie and his team will be hoping to get back on track today and complete the rugged mountain trek near Lake Hawea

to get on the bike for stage 5. Following the bike over the steep Lindis Pass, the team will embark on a 90km kayak on the Clutha River and the man-made Lake Dunstan to Lowburn. Reaching stage seven, which race leaders Seagate had almost completed last night, the team will move on to the final leg, taking competitors over the picturesque Queenstown Bike Trails through to the Shotover Canyon Swing where teams can either take a two hour penalty or swing across to the other side. Race director Adam Fairmaid said he expected the fastest teams to reach their Queenstown destination today.

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good enough on the first day. That 160 was sort of an anomaly and I think the wicket was too flat, really. “In terms of winning test matches our best chance is to play on wickets that offer some assistance to the bowlers, particularly the quick bowlers. I’m hoping to see a bit of that here.” New Zealand are likely to use an unchanged bowling quartet - seamers Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner with spinner Bruce Martin completing the line-up. Bond said his seamers had spent the past couple of days resting after a huge workload in the first test. Williamson, who scored a memorable century for New Zealand to salvage a draw against a rampant South African side at the Basin Reserve a year ago, said despite being a batsman he was keen to see more juice in the deck. “We want results and we know we have to play well no matter what the wicket and we have to play better than the English side to get that result, which is the challenge we are faced with and the one we are looking forward to,” the 22-year-old said. “So hopefully we can come out and put in a strong first innings, whether that’s with bat or ball and take that momentum through the five days.” Williamson said the Basin Reserve pitch usually provided a good contest between bat and ball. “There’s always a bit of bounce and pace here at Wellington, which will certainly suit their bowlers and our bowlers will enjoy it a little bit more too.” - APNZ

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SUNDAY Rain near the Divide, scattered falls elsewhere. Northwesterlies, possibly gale about the tops.

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fine 20 fine -6 showers 27 cloudy -8 showers 19 showers 23 fine 19 fine 22 fine 13 showers 24 thunder 25 fine 15 drizzle -1 cloudy -1 cloudy -3 drizzle 1 fine 20 fog 20 showers 19 rain 14 rain 25 showers 13 thunder 24 rain -1 fine 14 snow 2 windy 24 fine -13 thunder 24 fine 15 showers 3 fine -4 fine 12 showers 24 rain 7 fine 10 rain 4 fine 25 showers -6 fine 19 fine 17 fine 18 cloudy 9 rain 1 snow 2

25 5 34 -1 27 31 31 34 31 31 33 27 6 4 3 6 25 26 24 18 33 24 34 6 28 8 29 -5 30 33 11 2 29 30 12 22 8 33 -4 28 28 28 20 11 3

River Levels


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

94.2 3.04 5.70 41.7

Source: Environment Canterbury


Canterbury Readings

to 4pm yesterday


Ashburton Airport

16.9 11.6 11.3


7.0 103.2

SE 22

Christchurch Airport 17.6 12.8 13.0


0.8 58.8

NE 31

Timaru Airport


5.4 84.4

E 20

Temperatures °C

Average Average









17.7 11.5


Rainfall mm

min grass 16 hour Mar 2013 min to date to date







Tides, Sun, Moon and Fishing m am 3 3



9 noon 3


9 pm am 3


Thursday 9 noon 3


9 pm am 3



9 noon 3

Wind km/h

max gust


9 pm

2 1 0

5:37 11:44 5:59 12:10 6:22 12:30 6:47 12:58 7:09 1:18 7:36 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.

Rise 7:26 am Set 7:58 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 8:42 am Set 8:16 pm

First quarter

20 Mar 6:28 am ©Copyright OceanFun Publishing Ltd.

Rise 7:27 am Set 7:56 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 9:47 am Set 8:46 pm

Full moon

27 Mar 10:29 pm

Rise 7:29 am Set 7:54 pm


Bad fishing

Rise 10:51 am Set 9:18 pm

Last quarter

3 Apr

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa

5:38 pm


Ashburton Guardian, Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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