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Hutholders salmon suspects BY SUSAN SANDYS


Two Ashburton Lakes bachholders are responsible for the illegal introduction of salmon into Lake Camp, the Guardian understands. “It was a good gesture by two chaps,” said an Ashburton fisherman and hutholder who yesterday admitted he knew the pair. The information has perplexed Central South Island Fish and Game, which has been investigating the illegal introduction, but is no closer to finding the culprits. The fisherman who spoke to

the Guardian said the two men who were responsible for the release of the salmon, believed to number in their hundreds, were fishermen who owned baches at nearby Lake Clearwater. They undertook the release, estimated to be one year to 18 months ago, because they wanted to improve the Lake Camp fishery. They knew the salmon would be landlocked so would eventually die out and could therefore not see there would be any longterm negative effects. “There’s nothing wrong with it, there’s not one harm they can do,” the man said.

He said there were already landlocked salmon in nearby Lake Heron, existing in the lake naturally as a leftover to a natural spawning and sea-run process happening from the lake’s Mellish Stream tributary. Lake Camp was full of perch which competed for food with the trout in the lake, but were so small they were just a “damn nuisance” to anglers, while the salmon introduction had improved the fishery. Another hutholder from Ashburton told the Guardian he did not know who introduced the salmon to Lake Camp, however the majority of hutholders be-

lieved it was a good thing. He said about 12 years ago some hutholders had unsuccessfully requested that Fish and Game release salmon into the lake to improve the fishery. “We think it’s great the kids have got something to catch,” he said. Central South Island Fish and Game manager Jay Graybill said whoever was reporting such information to the media “should front up and bring that information to Fish and Game”. “It’s an irresponsible act that we take an extremely dim view on and if anyone has any information that can lead us in the

right direction we would sincerely like to hear from them,” Mr Graybill said. The Conservation Act, s.26ZM, prohibits “transfer or release of live aquatic life” without prior approval and the penalty for not complying is imprisonment for a term not exceeding a year or a fine not exceeding $10,000. Fish and Game last month discovered the salmon were living in the lake when staff undertook a netting operation following reports from fishers. Anyone with information is asked to phone Mr Graybill on 03 615-8400.

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Julio Iglesias a fan of Eurovision queen Spanish singer Julio Iglesias has expressed his admiration for Conchita Wurst, the Austrian bearded transvestite who won Eurovision at the weekend. “She’s a super singer and she’s an amazing girl, very sensitive, and I’m really happy for her,” said the 70-yearold. Iglesias was in London to receive an award from his Sony record label for being the most successful Latin artist of all time, with more than 300 million records sold. He is still working on new projects, and told reporters he wanted to make an album of Mexican music and organise a special concert with younger artists Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake. The singer will play the first of two dates at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday night.



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Miley had to shake Hannah – Dolly Dolly Parton thinks goddaughter Miley Cyrus “had to resort to extreme measures” to kick the squeaky clean Hannah Montana image. The country music legend has watched the Wrecking Ball singer transform in recent years from Disney’s Montana to overtly sexual performer. But the 68-year-old believes Cyrus had to go to such drastic lengths to shrug off the Disney Channel character. “She was spectacular on that (Hannah Montana), but she just needed and wanted so bad to break out of that and wanted to become Miley Cyrus and she tried every way in the world to do it and nobody would let her go,” Parton told People magazine.


Solange attacks Jay Z in lift Solange Knowles has been captured on video viciously attacking her sister’s husband Jay-Z in a lift after a party in New York. The younger sister of Beyonce lashed out at her brother-in-law after they all attended a Met Gala after-party at The Standard Hotel. In footage from the lift obtained by TMZ, the 27-year-old can be seen squaring up to the 99 Problems singer before starting to scream and lash out at him. A large man who appears to be a bodyguard attempts to hold Solange back, but she continues to kick at Jay-Z. The singer aims her kicks at Jay-Z’s crotch but he manages to grab her foot at one point. Her 32-year-old sister is also in the lift at the same time and appears to plead with her sibling to calm down. But Beyonce at no point gets physically involved or consoles either her husband or her sister.

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Wandering Oregon wolf may have found a mate Oregon’s famous wandering gray wolf, OR-7, may have found the mate he has trekked thousands of kilometres looking for, wildlife authorities said yesterday. It’s likely the pair spawned pups, and if confirmed, the rare predators would be the first breeding pair of wolves in the north-western state’s Cascade Range since the early 1900s. Officials said cameras in the southern Cascades captured several images of what appears to be a female wolf in the same area where OR-7’s GPS collar shows he has been living. US Fish and Wildlife Service biologist John Stephenson said it is not proof, but it is likely the two wolves mated over the winter and are rearing pups that would have been born in April. Biologists won’t start looking for a den until June, to avoid endangering the pups.


Healthy midlife is key The way people care for themselves in midlife has a major impact on how happy they will be in their old age. That means not smoking, keeping fit and staying mentally active, says Professor Brian Draper, a speaker at a Perth congress hosted by the The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. It’s also important for people to keep engaged with society after retirement, says the University of New South Wales and Prince of Wales hospital psychiatrist. The biggest risk group for suicide in Australia is men older than 75. “In older people depression is probably the major predictor of suicide, but quite a few victims have never had depression before. In many cases it is undiagnosed and nobody else knows about it,” says Prof Draper. One of the major risk factors for depression in old people is brain damage from cerebrovascular disease, which is often related to high blood pressure.

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Ashburton sites identified By Sue NewmaN

Ashburton homeowners could be among thousands across Canterbury who live in houses built on contaminated sites. As part of the rebuild in postearthquake Christchurch, Environment Canterbury has been identifying properties where the land may be contaminated

from a previous use. It has found at least 11,000 of these in the Christchurch area and is now contacting property owners. ECan has also identified the majority of contaminated sites in the Ashburton District and people can check out the status of their property on the ECan website by keying in their address. If the site is contami-

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New Zealand’s top water services operator By Sue NewmaN

When you turn on the tap you expect to see pure, clean water flowing into your shower, bath or basin. And when that happens, you can thank Ashburton man Russell Warlow who has just been named as New Zealand’s top water services operator. He does a job we all take for granted and never question – until the water stops flowing or its quality drops. In the unlikely event that happens, he and his team are on the job, 24/7 until the problem is fixed. Mr Warlow is modest about his achievement. He loves his job and said he takes real satisfaction in knowing his work means the district’s water supplies meet and often exceed New Zealand’s high drinking water standards. He’s been on the job for 10 years and remembers the vastly different water supply environment of the old gravity fed system that preceded

today’s well supplies. He now has 17 water plants under his control. Keeping drinking water supplies pure is an exact science and while he has one qualification under his belt, Mr Warlow is studying towards completing a water treatment diploma. It’s a job where you’re constantly learning as regulations change, he said. When his Fulton Hogan boss Aaron Gairns sent him to this year’s Water Industry Operations conference, Mr Warlow said he was looking forward to swapping notes with his peers. He was unaware that he would become the conference star. Unfazed by his moment of fame, Mr Warlow was happy to be back on the job this week, computer in hand, travelling around the district to ensure that nothing more and KING nothingSIless NGLEthan pure water came from taps in the disBed+Base trict’s homes. SALE price

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Finance hits road repairs By Sue NewmaN

Ashburton’s pothole-riddled rural roads are evidence of a district growing at a speed that outstrips the financial ability of its local authority to keep pace with repairs, says Ashburton District Council’s chief executive Andrew Dalziel. Complaints about the state of the district’s roads are frequent, but the council’s ability to effect a fix is restricted by the amount of money it is given by central government to spend on road repairs, Mr Dalziel said. The council’s funding assistance rate (FAR) is lower than

many local authorities because Ashburton is considered a wealthy, high producing district. The size of its roading network, the fourth longest in New Zealand, is not taken into consideration. Heavy vehicles and increasing traffic movement were taking a toll on both sealed and unsealed roads and while heavy vehicles paid a penalty through road user charges the council did not receive any benefits from that, Mr Dalziel said. “It’s about how the Government allocates its share to us and we’re not getting our share, that’s going to the roads

of significance in the cities. With heavy vehicles from the changes in farming practices our roads are struggling to cope.” While people got fired up about potholes, taken across the length of the network, the number of road surface failures was not high, he said. The council’s roading contractors were committing greater resources to road repairs, but it was inevitable they wouldn’t fix every pothole as soon as it occurred. Work was generally done in geographic clusters to make the best use of resources, Mr Dalziel said.

While some councils were trying to exit from the maintenance of little used roads or considering letting some sealed roads become unsealed roads, Ashburton had taken the opposite tack and built an extra $1 million of unsubsidised spending on the district’s roads into this year’s draft budget, he said. The council was aware of the frustrations potholes caused motorists and accepted that on occasion they could wreak havoc with tyres, Mr Dalziel said, but there was no liability on local authorities for vehicle damage through road conditions. The onus was on motorists to drive to the conditions.


Gearing up to host national convention By SuSaN SaNdyS

Purple dresses, red hats and plenty of bling will be on show in Ashburton when the national Red Hat Society convention comes to Ashburton. The Red Hat Society is an international movement in which members come together to enjoy each other’s company wearing red hats and purple dresses. In Ashburton members have named their branch the Plains Dames. As members gear up for the national convention in October, about 20 this week dined at Braided Rivers which is sponsoring them as they raise money to host the event. “And when you hear what we are going to do in the town, you will be really surprised,” spokesperson Nette Collins said. She said the Ashburton District Council gardens department was planning on having red and purple flowers in its town centre garden beds, and at least 30 shops would have red and purple shop window

Ashburton police attended a single vehicle car crash on State Highway 77 about 10.45pm on Monday. Police said the driver was uninjured after losing control of the car, but the vehicle sustained major damage.

Menz Shed open days The recently formed Menz Shed facilities will be showcased next week with members planning a couple of open days. Interested people can view the facility at 182 Methven Highway Road, on the outskirts of Ashburton on May 23 and 24. It will be held between 9am and 4pm each day.

Not suspicious The death of a woman in Bulls was not suspicious, police say. The body of Palmerston North woman Michele Mary Curry, 50, was discovered mid-morning on Monday at a residential property in Bulls by a family member who notified emergency services. The death was initially treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination was carried out yesterday and Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan said: “As a result of the scene examination and the post-mortem we have established that the woman’s death is not suspicious. - APNZ

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Strike action threat in pay demands Ashburton Hospital maintenance and distribution staff members were in negotiations yesterday with the Canterbury District Health Board over below market rate pays. The Ashburton EPMU members were included with 47 DHB staff that had threat-

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ened to take strike action if an ongoing dispute over pay was not settled. They were seeking a five per cent increase over a one-year term, or a two-year term with a four per cent increase each year. The staff included shift engineers, plumbers, painters, elec-

tricians and store workers from Ashburton, Burwood, Hillmorton, Christchurch Women’s, Princess Margaret and Christchurch hospitals. The members had given notice of planned industrial action. It would start with a 24 hour strike on May 22.

Canterbury District Health Board executive director of nursing Mary Gordon said the DHB had no comment to make regarding proposed strike action. “Negotiations are ongoing and we do not wish to prejudice that process,” she said.

A farm worker is in a critical condition after a quad bike accident near Gisborne yesterday morning. The accident happened about 8.30am on Waipaoa Station near Whatatutu, about an hour north-west of Gisborne. The 64-year-old man was doing some fencing and was riding the bike up a fairly steep hillside when the quad bike he was riding rolled, said Whatatutu fire chief Peter Clarke. “It looked like the bike had rolled over the man and he had significant injuries to his chest and back in the accident,” said a St John ambulance officer. He was admitted to the intensive care unit at Gisborne Hospital in a critical condition. - APNZ

Murder charge A man has been charged with the murder of a missing Wanganui man. Whetu Hansen was last seen November 24 last year. His disappearance began as a missing person investigation and was upgraded to a homicide inquiry in early December. Yesterday a 56-year-old Manawatu man was arrested and charged with murder. He will appear in Palmerston North District Court today. Mr Hansen and his dog Henry have not yet been located and police still wanted to speak to anyone who may have any information. - APNZ

Crash victim named Police have named a man killed in a crash near Feilding on Monday. George Tama Rata, 51, of Palmerston North, died after his vehicle left the road and went into a culvert on State Highway 54 on Monday afternoon. The Serious Crash Unit was investigating and the death had been referred to the coroner. - APNZ

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Kitemakers to Hollywood stars BY MYLES HUME


A specialised team in a small workshop tucked away in Ashburton has been putting in countless hours to create a series of mammoth kites for a Hollywood blockbuster premiere. With no more than a small toy to go from, a team of six kite builders at Peter Lynn Kites on Alford Forest Road have been commissioned by DreamWorks to produce five 18m x 11m kites for the launch of the animated film How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D by the final weekend of the month. The movie’s creators want the kites made in the form of the main character Toothless, with each costing up to $5000 to make. “It’s been pretty impressive for a little company in Ashburton to grab the attention of someone like DreamWorks to do this work,” kitemaker Craig Hansen said. When they depart Ashburton,

the kites are expected to soar high above in Florida, New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Diego and Minneapolis. “We have been in discussions about venues with people in the US, because it could be pretty difficult to fly one of these in the main street, and we have also been to the US (Chicago) to train people how to fly them.” The designing phase began with a small hand-sized toy before being transformed into a quarter-size prototype and then into the full-sized model. “The quarter-size model lets us know if we have got the patterns right, with aspects such as having the inflation and reinforcement in the right areas,” Mr Hansen said. Simon Chisnall has also been influential in making the kites, and said he had been “putting in some pretty big hours” to meet the deadline. “But it’s been going surprisingly well, especially considering there can be a bit more work in making a winged kite.”

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Kitemakers at Peter Lynn Kites (from left) Pam Shanahan, Simon Chisnall (with a quarter-size kite) and Craig Hansen (holding the toy) have joined three others to make five kites for the launch of the Hollywood blockbuster How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D. Inset: A completed Toothless in all his full-sized glory. PHOTO DONNA WYLIE 130514-DW-081

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Housing NZ open to offers BY SUE NEWMAN


The Government’s door is open to any organisation wanting to discuss taking on Ashburton’s state house stocks, says a spokesperson for Housing Minister Nick Smith. While no proposals are on the table, the spokesperson said Housing New Zealand would welcome an approach from interested providers. Both the Ashburton District Council and the Ashburton Trust earlier this week indicated cautious interest in becoming involved in social housing. For the council any deal would have to have a rates neutral impact and for the trust it would have to be a sound business deal. The Government has used a State Housing Demand Model to forecast social housing needs, and while details of the model have not been released, the outcome has – a clear intention to carve about 12,000

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criteria now meant there were increases in vacant stocks in the regions in spite of a continuing need for housing. He believes vacant stock numbers have prompted the plan to cut housing numbers. While the loss of 58 houses from its state house stocks will dramatically change the face of social housing in the Ashburton, the district has fared better than many parts of the country. Waimate will drop from 23 to just seven houses, a 70 per cent loss while Central Hawke’s Bay and Clutha will all lose more than 60 per cent of their state houses. The biggest winners will be Auckland, 2800 houses (up 10 per cent) Selwyn, 10 (63 per cent), Queenstown, 22 (74 per cent) and Tauranga, 318 (27 per cent). Mackenzie makes the greatest gains with it scheduled to move from just one property today to 36 by 2014.

Wheels Week events The Ashburton Wheels Week Plus programme with its 15 days of wheels based events around the district is heading towards the grand finale events on Sunday – the Wheels Week Street Parade and the Big Boys for Big Toys Contracting and Truck Show. But there are still a number of events to run. Today the Aviation Museum/Vintage Car Club are due to display a selection of wheeled vehicles on Ashburton’s East Street green and the Ashburton Car Club will host the Suzie Morrison Memorial Night Car Trial. Entries for the night car trial will be taken at the Hotel Ashburton Turf Bar from 7pm tonight. It costs $20 a car. Checkout www.wheelsweek. for the full schedule.

Formally registered Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party and its logo have been formally registered by the Electoral Commission, the party confirmed last evening. “This is a big step for the Internet Party as we look ahead to the election in September,” chief executive Vikram Kumar said. The party scored a first by gaining approval to sign up members online and reached the required 500 members in a few hours. The party is currently seeking candidates from its members. - APNZ

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Schools to join N4L initiative BY MYLES HUME


Every Mid Canterbury school will soon migrate to a “revolutionary” network that will further enhance the use of tablets and laptops in classrooms. The Ministry of Education wants to have the district’s 23 schools moved on to the $211 million Network For Learning (N4L) initiative by term 3. This will see schools gain access to better uncapped, reliable and ultra-fast broadband. Mid Canterbury Fibre Connected Schools (MCFCS) committee chairman Peter Melrose said it would allow schools to

explore further innovative approaches to teaching. It comes after EA Networks connected Mid Canterbury schools to ultrafast broadband, prompting the Ministry of Education to award a trial contract to local schools in 2011. That unique trial was closely monitored by the ministry before rolling out the world-first N4L initiative this year, with plans to have every school connected by 2016. “Moving to the N4L programme is like us growing up from a teenager to an adult,” Mr Melrose said. “Being on this network will

also give us access to the Pond site, which is a vast cache of downloadable material for teachers and students to use and share.” All Mid Canterbury schools have embraced the use of technology in recent years and teachers have been undertaking professional development resulting in greater use of technology in the classroom. Mount Hutt College has established a “bring your own device” class. Although some principals are sceptical of the timeframe to migrate to N4L, Mr Melrose was optimistic as all Mid Can-

terbury schools already had the infrastructure in place. A decision over the future of MCFCS, which is running the trial, will be decided later this year, he said. Ashburton College deputy principal Grant Congdon said “it opens up a huge amount of opportunity for student learning”, as the capability to use technology in the workplace increases. “I think the Pond site is the most breakthrough aspect of the initiative, it allows teachers across the country to use and add to resources which they can all access.”


The intricacies of flight was the focus for a group of Ashburton Intermediate pupils yesterday, who dropped in on the Ashburton Aviation Museum. After inspecting the historical aircraft at the museum, pupils, including (from left) Jenna Cameron, Zoe Diedricks and Zoe Alderdice, all 12, gathered at various stations where Ashburton Aviation Museum archivist Dennis Swaney said pupils learned “the art of flight”. “We are showing them things like what happens when a cloud front comes through, all the aspects of flight, navigation, the weight of air and what happens to a plane when it takes off,” he said. The museum is set to host 12 classes from the intermediate over the next three weeks.

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Death at army camp A man has died at Burnham army base. A police spokesman said the 66-year-old man died late on Monday with “no indication of suspicious circumstances”. Police were working to contact the man’s family overseas. - APNZ

New Zealander Leeza Ormsby has been charged with drug possession, three months after her arrest in Bali. Police yesterday handed the Sydney resident over to prosecutors, who questioned her for two hours. The former Paddington shop assistant cried and tried to use a magazine to cover her face from waiting media as she was taken to the cells. Ormsby was charged with possessing a marijuana joint she allegedly admitted to having in her handbag when arrested at a villa on the resort island in February. The charge carries punishment of between four and 12 years in jail, prosecutor Ni Luh Putu Oka Ariani says. APNZ

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Police searching for two men near Atiamuri in Waikato have found them at a rural property. A search was launched after the men were have believed to have abandoned a stolen car near on State Highway 1 on Monday near the Atiamuri Bridge. Police said they understood the men had gone into the river but were able to make their way out safely a short time later. Inspector Sarah Stewart said they made their way through bush to the Tirohanga property where they were found about 10.30am yesterday. The two men, aged 20, have been taken into custody and their families have been advised. - APNZ

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Microlight crash report next month BY LEE SCANLON A report into a microlight crash which claimed the lives of two Westport men is nearing completion. “We expect the report should be complete in late June,” said Civil Aviation Authority senior communications advisor Mike Eng. Roger Smith, 58, and Cole Ashby, 25, died when their microlight crashed at Carters Beach, a couple of kilometres from Westport Airport, on January 31 last year. The pair, who both worked at Stockton opencast mine, had taken off about three hours earlier on a recreational flight. Fog rolled in before the crash, but it’s not known whether it was a contributing factor. - APNZ

A Kerikeri teenager has admitted causing the death of a Moerewa man and seriously injuring his girlfriend in a horror crash on State Highway 10 earlier this year. Damien Leonard Halliday, 19, made his first appearance in the Kaikohe District Court on Tuesday charged with aggravated careless driving causing death and aggravated careless driving causing injury. The crash occurred as he was heading south down Bulls Gorge. The ensuing head-on collision killed a passenger in a northbound car, 35-year-old Kaine Smith of Moerewa. Halliday entered guilty pleas to both charges and was remanded on bail until sentencing in July. - APNZ

Truancy charges An Auckland couple convicted over their daughter’s prolonged absences from primary school have been told their actions verged on negligence. In the Auckland District Court yesterday the couple, whose names are suppressed, unsuccessfully defended one charge each of breaching the Education Act over their daughter’s non-attendance between June and December last year. The couple, a man and woman both aged in their 30s, argued their girl was sick, while the school said there was no lawful excuse for the nine-year-old not to be in class. - APNZ

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Smokers ‘not receiving the support they require’

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Mid Canterbury smokers do not get the support and encouragement they need to kick the habit, says Ashburton health promoters. The rate of smoking in New Zealand was on the decline census figures showed 15.1 per cent smoked, down from 20.7 per cent in 2006. But Community and Public Health Ashburton’s Angela Leadley said most smokers wanted to quit but did not have the support they needed. “It’s encouraging that people are continuing to quit, allowing them to lead and enjoy a smokefree life. It reinforces that most smokers want to quit, but they don’t always have the support they need and don’t always know how.� World Smokefree Day encouraged people across New Zealand to quit by raising awareness of how people can become smokefree and what support was available to them. Research indicated that eight out of every 10 people who smoked, regretted starting. Six in every 10 had tried to quit in the past five years. Community and Public Health Ashburton smoking cessation practitioner Carly

McDowell said the organisation hoped to make it easy for people who wanted to quit. “There’s effective advice and support for those who want to quit and we can connect people with the services and provide them with tools and strategies that work best for them.� Mrs McDowell said quitting smoking was not easy and took courage, especially if people had to kick the habit multiple times, in the end it was worth it. “The benefits of not being a smoker and leading a healthy life make it all worthwhile. There is a lot of support out there to help people so they don’t feel alone and to encourage them along the way.� “It’s important people realise if they haven’t been able to quit, that it’s not a failure and not to give up. “It’s all part of the quit journey. “For some people it can take more than one attempt to give up smoking. “The fact that people have taken the steps to quit smoking is a positive start and we encourage people to use all the tools and support available as much as possible to help them.� World Smokefree Day is on May 31.

Gary Endacott, who has cerebral palsy, spoke to Ashburton College pupils yesterday about living with a disability, but how that never stopped him from doing what he wanted. PHOTO DONNA WYLIE 130514-DW-141


Sharing his life’s highs and lows BY MYLES HUME


Leading a life with cerebral palsy, Gary Endacott has been ridiculed, hurt and angry. But Year 13 pupils at Ashburton College yesterday also heard of his triumphs including the completion of four New York marathons, a world disabled tennis title and fulfilling his desire to play rugby league. With his upfront and frank presentation, Mr Endacott visited the college giving pupils an insight in to what it is like to live with a disability, but also how many like him would like to be treated. “You just need to be yourself when dealing with people with disabilities, we like the same things you like, we want a good

job, we want to go flatting, we like parties and I certainly like girls,� he said. “Do I want people to feel sorry for me? No. Make a fuss? No, I’ve got a mother ... there are things we need help with but what people like me need is understanding.� Mr Endacott, a full-time disability facilitator and educator the Ministry of Education, brought to light some of the struggles in his life where people have “made statements that would make your hair curl�, and defied the critics who said he may never walk. He inspired pupils gathered in the auditorium, some who are peer support leaders and work with pupils in the college’s Student Leaning Support

Unit (SLSU). He persisted his sporting success came down to attitude which was too often stymied by self doubt by too many people. Despite having difficulty walking and with balance, Mr Endacott has a disabled tennis title and has also climbed Mt Kilimanjaro. Ashburton College deputy principal Grant Congdon said Mr Endacott challenged people to think about their view of disabilities. “We have several students who are building relationships with students in SLSU and at this age, Year 13s are beginning to develop opinions of people, so this helps to build a positive opinion rather than working from a person’s appearance.�

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Experts doubt pilot’s drug use By ReBecca QuilliaM Two experts have cast doubt over whether pilot Lance Hopping smoked cannabis in the hours before a fatal hot air balloon flight, at an inquest into the deaths of all 11 people aboard. The second day of the inquest was held yesterday before Coroner Peter Ryan at the Wellington District Court. Mr Hopping and his 10 passengers were killed when the hot air balloon they were in became tangled in electrical wires, caught fire and crashed into a paddock, on a January morning in 2012. A crash investigation by the Transport Accident Investiga-

tion Commission has established errors in judgment made by Mr Hopping ultimately caused the balloon’s demise. It also found he had cannabis in his system at the time of the accident, and impairment from the drug was unable to be ruled out as being a factor in his decision-making that day. Forensic pathologist Fintan Garavan and ESR scientist Helen Poulsen gave evidence at the inquest yesterday. Samples taken from Mr Hopping, more than three days after the crash found 2 micrograms per litre of blood of the active ingredient in cannabis, THC, in his system. Dr Poulsen said under normal

conditions, that could indicate a cannabis cigarette was smoked up to five hours before death. But if smoked regularly, cannabis could accumulate in the body tissue. In Mr Hopping’s case, some decomposition of the sample and mixing of other bodily fluids could have increased or decreased the level of THC found in the testing. “If he was a frequent user, then there would be a possibility that THC stored in the body could have increased the level found,” she said. Earlier yesterday, Mr Hopping’s friend Bruce Miller told the inquest Mr Hopping was a frequent user and smoked about

once a week. Dr Garavan said that amount of use was sufficient to build up the THC levels in Mr Hopping’s body. Once a user stops smoking, the amount of THC can build up in the blood system as the drug, which had accumulated in the body tissue over a long period of time, was released into the body, he said. “It is an absolute certainty that on the day you stop smoking I will find THC acid in your urine.” The evidence supported Mr Hopping being a chronic user, not that he had smoked that morning, Dr Garavan said. There was also no evidence of cannabis smoke in his lungs, which there would have been if

he had smoked on the morning of the flight, he said. “It’s highly unlikely that he smoked that morning.” Yesterday morning, photographer Geoff Walker, who took about 700 photographs on the day of the flight said he had never seen Mr Hopping smoke before takeoff, and he did not smoke tobacco. On Monday the daughter of two of the victims, Bronwyn Brewster, told the inquest she had seen Mr Hopping smoking on the morning before the flight, but she did not know what he was smoking. The inquest, which has been set down for four days, continues. - APNZ


Brendan has lucky escape from brother’s clutches By Myles HuMe

Ashburton College pupil Brendan Whalley had a narrow escape from falling under his brother’s control yesterday at the school’s annual Slave Off Auction. The house leader was one of 12 school leaders, including principal Grant McMillan, to be sold off before Friday’s Slave Day when the top bidders will hold the right to order about their servants in a bid to raise money for the 40 Hour Famine. A heated bid-off erupted in the Ashburton College auditorium between Brendan’s brother Bradley and Year 13 friend Jemma Rotch, but it was the latter who came out on top with her $130 bid. “I was lucky to win that one, we had Bradley up the back there pushing up the price

which didn’t help,” Jemma, 16, said. She will pay $50 while other friends will be pitching in to make up the rest, but she was still unsure what they had planned for Brendan – although whatever happens it is bound to be more bearable than what his brother may have had in store. “Well he had his name down for a man-kini and his dad owns McDonald’s so we could go there for lunch, or we might even see if we can get in for an ear piercing,” she said. Other slaves later this week may also be forced to wear “sneans” (sneakers and jeans) or wax their legs, while in the past some had been forced to do homework, take notes in class or sing for entertainment. Last year’s Slave Day auction contributed $1390 to the funds raised for the 40 Hour Famine.

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Drink driver caught twice same day A man arrested for drink driving after his vehicle was blocked in by other motorists was stopped again for drink driving a few hours later. Police said the man made it back to his vehicle, which had been left at the roadside, but was seen by a member of the public

involved in the earlier incident. The 40-year-old’s first arrest came on Monday about 3pm after being blocked in near Wellington’s Terrace Tunnel by members of the public, police said. Senior Sergeant Richard Hocken of the Wellington road

policing group said the man’s keys were taken by police and the vehicle remained on the roadside. However, some time after being released, the man later returned to his vehicle and gained access to it. His erratic driving was reported to police by

a member of the public about 6pm after they recognised the vehicle from the earlier incident, Mr Hocken said. He was processed for drink driving for a second time, and arrested. “It is very concerning that someone would be so deter-

mined to take such risks with the lives of other road users.” The man was to appear in the Wellington District Court facing two charges of driving with excess breath alcohol, driving a motor vehicle in a dangerous manner and driving while suspended. - APNZ


Pippins, Brownies step outside comfort zones By Toni Williams

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Allenton Brownies and Pippins got outside their comfort zones when they took off on an Adventure Overnighter camp at Mt Hutt Retreat. There were 28 Allenton Brownies and Pippins that headed bush for the camp. It aimed to challenge the girls and invited them to step outside their comfort zones. Allenton Brownie leader and camp organiser Cassy Verney there were “two very proud leaders” impressed with all the girls who had gone to the edge of their own comfort zones. They did abseiling, archery, a big foot monster hunt, pizza making, challenge courses and games. At night time they made chocolate biscuit and marshmallow s’mores over a camp fire and had camp side sing-alongs. The girls were aged from five to nine years old. She said there were a few that had issues with the most difficult event – abseiling - however the majority gave it a go. Miss Verney said the girls had perfect weather conditions. They stayed in bunk room facilities indoors but got a lot of outside time amongst nature. For many of the pippins it was their first time but for others it was a chance to get back to nature and have some wholesome fun with their friends.


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Superann a hot topic Coen Lammers EDITOR


he newly ignited debate around means-testing superannuation and pushing up the age of eligibility has revealed an intriguing split through our community. Prime Minister John Key wants to stick with the current age of 65 and also put the kibosh on cutting back superannuation for wealthy pensioners. The widespread interest in the debate intimates that the country needs to have the discussion and that the Government needs to consider all options to cut back our ballooning superannuation bill. No-one can deny that this country will not be able to afford the current regime as more baby-boomers reach retirement age. At present roughly five taxpaying New Zealanders carry the cost for each pensioner, but in a few decades that ratio will have slumped from 5-1 to 2-1. The radical proposal by the Australian Government to move the entitlement age to 70 years has reminded New Zealanders that we are falling behind the international trend. Mr Key, however, point-blank refused to even consider moving the age to 67 and instead leaving this nasty hospital pass for the next PM. Society is changing and more people are working years beyond the retirement age, so continue to have an income. For other Kiwis who have savings or investments that continue to create substantial incomes, the super payments may also just be a nice top-up. One Auckland business lecturer has suggested to stop payments to 26,000 high-earners who still generate $70,000 or more. At a glance these people do not need superannuation to survive and the $570 million saving to the taxpayers seems a great incentive to consider the plan. Although just a small number of our population will still earn more than $70,000 after 65, it is intriguing that several polls indicate most Kiwis support super payments for every New Zealander. This reaction confirms the wonderful egalitarian principles this country is founded on, but principles sadly do not fix future budget deficits.

YOUR VIEW Misleading The article headed, “Residents Spark ByLaw Review”, in Monday’s edition of the Ashburton Guardian, is not only incorrect but seriously misleading. When the council decided to establish the art gallery/museum on its land at West Street, it knew that such an activity would be contrary to its own planning rules and regulations. It therefore applied for resource consent which was initially heard by a commissioner appointed by council. Certain neighbours appealed to the Environment Court against aspects of the decision, which they had every right to do. The appellants then negotiated with the Ashburton District Council to avoid the need for a hearing. One of the agreements


reached involved the creation of “Residents Only” parking in order to minimise parking problems that might result from the fact that the proposed art gallery/museum would not comply with council’s own parking requirements. That agreement was negotiated with senior council management, including the then chief executive Brian Lester and the property manager John Rooney. The fact that the agreement to create a “Residents Only” area might require a bylaw review was never raised by those managers who very readily agreed to the proposed arrangements. That council is only now getting around to review the bylaws when the “side agreement” was signed more than three years ago is certainly not the neighbours’ responsibility. To describe the neighbours as “disgruntled” when all they

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New council regulations promote transparency Andrew Dalziel



s part of the Government’s Better Local Government programme, regulations setting financial prudence benchmarks for local councils have been introduced. The regulations are aimed at encouraging better financial governance and management by councils. There are seven new mandatory benchmarks grouped around three elements of financial prudence – affordability, sustainability and predictability. Councils will be required to start reporting on the benchmarks in their 2013/14 annual reports. Annual reports must be completed and adopted by October 31 each year. The seven benchmarks deal with:

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Councils will meet the rates affordability benchmark if their actual or planned rates and rates increase for the year equals or is less than their quantified limits on overall rates required and rate increases. The Ashburton District Council’s stated limits are that rates should be no greater than

Having a common set of financial measures that all councils are required to report against will improve transparency and promote more informed debate.

1 per cent of the total capital value of the district (we sit at around 0.2 per cent at the moment) and that the overall rates increase is to be no greater than 5 per cent plus the Local Government Price Index for inflation (we sit at around 3.0 per cent plus LGPI). We will meet the debt affordability benchmark if our actual or planned borrowings for the year are within our quantified limits for borrowing. The Ashburton District Council’s stated limits are that interest payments to service external debt must be less than 10 per cent of total revenue for the year (currently around 3.5 per cent); that interest payments to service external debt must be less than 25 per cent of total rates for the year (currently around 7.1 per cent); and that a total debt limit of $62.8 million is not to be exceeded (currently $42m and planned to stay under $62.1m).

We will meet the balanced budget benchmark for the year if our revenue exceeds our operating expenses. That is the case at the moment and we plan on that continuing to be the case. We will meet the essential services benchmark for the year if our capital expenditure on network services is equal to or greater than the depreciation we set aside for those assets. That is the case at the moment and we plan on that continuing to be the case. For debt servicing, we will meet the benchmark for the year if our borrowing costs equal or are less than 10 per cent of our revenue (as I said above, we currently sit around 3.5 per cent). We will meet the debt control benchmark for the year if our actual net debt is less or equal to the net debt planned in our long-term plan. That is the case at the moment and we plan on that continuing to be the case.

For the operational control benchmark, we will meet that if our actual net cashflow from operations equals or is greater to our planned net cashflow. That is the case at the moment and we plan on that continuing to be the case. Overall the Ashburton District Council’s performance against the benchmark targets shows we are operating within the limits that have been set and that we are on target to continue to do so. Having a common set of financial measures that all councils are required to report against will improve transparency and promote more informed debate both locally and nationally about the prudence of local council financial management. When the information is presented in the council’s annual report, supported by relevant comments, residents should get a more accurate picture, both of the current and historical spending, borrowing and the stewardship of council assets. The council will be reviewing its benchmark targets over the coming year as it prepares its next long-term plan to cover the years 2015 to 2025. This will include an opportunity for residents to provide feedback and for councillors to stamp their mark on the future direction of the council. For anyone interested, on June 5, Miles O’Connor from independent treasury advisor Bancorp will present to the council’s finance and business support committee in public, on the council’s financial position and treasury performance. Andrew Dalziel is CEO of the Ashburton District Council

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Plans to halve budget deficit The Australian government plans to nearly halve its fiscal deficit as part of a tough budget that includes cuts to welfare and tax hikes. Budget documents released yesterday show defence spending has been quarantined from the cuts and money is allocated for the ongoing search for the missing Malaysian airliner. ”The actual cost will depend on a number of factors, including the outcome of procurement processes for specialist services, the length of the search and the extent of contributions from other countries,” the documents said. The financial blueprint for the fiscal year starting July 1 is forecast to reduce the deficit from 49.9 billion Australian dollars this year to AU$29.8 billion in 2014-15. The government said it will increase spending on roads, railways and a new Sydney airport in a bid to fill an economic void left by a cooling resource industry. Growth in the foreign aid

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budget will be slowed to save 7.9 billion Australian dollars over five years. Welfare groups are upset families, pensioners and youth are doing the heavy lifting to repair the federal budget. “There are measures in this budget that rip the guts out of what remains of a fair and egalitarian Australia,” St Vincent de Paul Society chief John Falzon said.

The measures would not help people into jobs but they would force people into deeper poverty. UnitingCare Australia is disappointed the government didn’t have the guts to trim $9 billion in superannuation concessions for the wealthy. Cuts to family payments, income support and pensions were four times the size of the temporary levy on high-income

earners, national director Lin Hatfield-Dodd said. But she supports cutting family tax benefits to parents earning more than $100,000. The budget has been written for big business, and young Australians, the sick and vulnerable are the hardest hit, the Australian Greens say. “This is a divisive and brutal budget written in the boardrooms of big business,” Greens leader Christine Milne said. “Tony Abbott’s rhetoric about sharing the burden is a lie.” Serious challenges such as global warning and inequality were ignored and there was no plan for renewable energy jobs, Senator Milne said. Independent MP Andrew Wilkie does not support the changes to the disability support pension, payments to the aged and families, and Newstart. “To suggest we have a budget emergency is plain wrong,” he said. - AAP


Car bombs kill 23 in Baghdad A wave of car bombings in mainly Shiite areas of Baghdad killed 23 people yesterday, officials said, the latest in a surge in violence that has been the most serious challenge to the government’s efforts to achieve stability across Iraq. The attacks came as Iraqi Shiites were celebrating the birthday of Imam Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and Shiite Islam’s most sacred martyr. In the Baghdad neighbourhood of Sadr City, a car bomb went off in the morning hours, killing four people and wounding six, police officials said. Another car bomb elsewhere in Sadr City exploded near a cluster of homes, killing two people and wounding seven. Associated Press Television footage from one of the Sadr City attacks showed a thick cloud of smoke rising from the blast area where several cars were on fire. A short while later, a car bomb exploded in a commercial street in Baghdad’s eastern district of Jamila, killing three people and wounding 10. Police said a fourth car bomb went off near a traffic police office in eastern Baghdad, killing four people, including a traffic policeman. Seven people were wounded in that attack. Haithem Kadhum, owner of a juice shop in Jamila who was wounded in the attack there, said he was in his store when he heard a big explosion. He was told the blast was in his home neighborhood of Sadr City so rushed to his car to go check on his family. But as he was driving through Jamila, another explosion went off, this one near him. - AP

Hunt for girls A Nigerian government official said “all options are open” in the search for missing schoolgirls that’s now being actively supported by US surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. Boko Haram, the militant group that is holding some 276 female students kidnapped , says in a new video that the girls will only be freed after the government releases jailed militants. The group, which wants to impose Islamic law on Nigeria, has killed more than 1500 people this year in a campaign of bombings and massacres. Boko Haram’s kidnapping of schoolgirls at a boarding school in northeast Nigeria last month has focused international attention on the extremist group amid outrage that most of the girls have not been rescued. - AP

Another body found Divers found another body trapped in a sunken South Korean ferry yesterday as the search for more than two dozen missing passengers resumed after strong winds and waves halted the effort for three days. Searchers have found 276 bodies, and 28 passengers remain missing. Most of the victims were students from a single high school south of Seoul. Improved weather allowed the search to resume, government task force spokesman Ko Myungseok said. Nearly a month after the ferry sank, the search teams have been hampered by bad weather, floating debris inside the ship and, lately, the vessel’s deterioration. According to Ko, it has been difficult to enter some of the rooms because waterlogged walls have partially collapsed and blocked passages. - AP

Train crash charges Three employees of the insolvent railway company involved in last summer’s runaway oil train disaster that killed 47 people are due to appear in court to face criminal negligence charges in the small Quebec town that was partially incinerated by exploding tanker cars. The charges come about 10 months after more than 60 of the tankers carrying oil from North Dakota came loose in the middle of the night, sped downhill for nearly 11km and derailed in the town of Lac-Megantic in eastern Quebec. At least five of the tankers exploded, leveling about 30 buildings, including a popular bar that was filled with revelers last July 6. - AP

Harry Potter ride The centrepiece of the new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort will take visitors into Gringotts bank to help retrieve a magical object and re-create a scene from the wildly popular book and movie series. Universal executives announced that the ride will be called “Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.” It re-creates a scene from the final Harry Potter book and film. “It takes you into one of the great moments of the fiction,” said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. The ride and the themed area — called the Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley — will open in the summer. - AP


private plane operators in Tampa, Florida, last month and the mood was buoyant. “The general feeling is that people are happy, they’re flying more and companies that were reluctant to fly aren’t any more.” Wealthy people were looking for different places to holiday and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in New Zealand. “Rather than go to a five-star lodge they want to see something a little bit different,” Leach said. “They’ve all been to a five-star lodge around the world. “There are a lot of high net worth individuals who have been to the Mediterranean and other places and they’re looking for a place to go that is safe and a little bit different, has a good environment and a stable government with the amenities that can look after their superyachts and private planes. “You’re going to find the

Warehouse rise The Warehouse Group staff members can look forward to a pay rise as the company implements its Career Retailer Wage - a bid to attract and retain employees in the retail sector. Chief executive Mark Powell said from August 1, the start of the group’s financial year, about 4100 team members would be earning the wage in recognition of their skills and experience. “Highly engaged, customer focused teams are more motivated to serve customers well and - while pay is not everything - it is a significant factor in creating, developing and retaining motivated teams,” he said. The wage would be implemented across The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming Group. - APNZ

fun to get off their corporate jet rather than get in line with a lot of backpackers - it’s a different market and we’re catering for that.” Leach said New Zealand was short of top-end private planes to lease to people who take commercial flights to New Zealand. “In the next two years we’re going to have some more equipment to cope with this.” - APNZ

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growth in that in the next couple of years is going to be quite substantial.” Queenstown Corporate Jet Services had been developed to cater for those who flew to Auckland for business and then wanted to holiday in the south. They usually wanted to use their own planes rather than scheduled commercial services. “Not that they’re a cut above anyone else, but it’s a lot more

Don’t be careless with PINs - Bank People are being warned never to reveal their eftpos or credit card PINs after a woman lost $6000 when she was tricked into disclosing her number by a scammer who played on the fact people use the same number for different purposes. Banking Ombudsman Deborah Battell said the woman took a phone call at work from someone saying she had won a $1000 gift voucher from a retailer and was asked for a fourdigit password to redeem it. She gave three different passwords but was told each time that the number was taken and was then allocated a random number. What the woman didn’t know at the time was that her handbag with two eftpos cards and a loyalty card for the retailer had been stolen and the voucher trick was designed to get her card PINs. “The reality is scammers are very cunning at getting bank card PINs out of people who

make matters worse for themselves if they use one PIN for multiple cards,” Battell said. “As well as the number one rule not to reveal your PINs, for additional account security we strongly advise customers have unique PINs for each bank card and not use these for other non-banking purposes.” The woman lost $6000 and wanted her bank to reimburse her for the money. But it wouldn’t because it claimed she was careless with her PINs and had left her bag in an unsecure place. The bank offered her a payment of half the amount on goodwill. The woman then complained to the Ombudsman because she did not think the offer was good enough. But the Ombudsman told her to accept the offer as its investigation also found she contributed to the theft by revealing her PINs and the bank did not have to reimburse her.

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One of Pink Batts’ competitors has failed to convince a High Court judge the term “batts” is in common use in New Zealand and that the home insulation maker’s trademark of this word should be revoked. Fletcher Building unit Tasman Insulation makes Pink Batts and sued rival Knauf Insulation for trademark infringement for using the word “batt” and “batts” on its Earthwool products and also on the website. Both sides also claimed the other’s marketing had breached the Fair Trading Act and the legal stoush was heard by Justice Brendan Brown in the High Court last year. Tasman owns the trademark.

A new mini-terminal has been opened in Queenstown to handle an increase in the number of private jets coming to the resort town. In March, 24 private jets touched down in Queenstown as the total number of flights to New Zealand doubled to 34 compared with the same month last year. The super-wealthy and companies are using these planes again after a downturn spurred by the global financial crisis. Auckland-based Air Center One is developing the Queenstown terminal with Capital Jet Services. It is next to the airport’s international baggage claim area by the commercial carpark. Air Center One chief executive Rob Leach said the corporate jet market was booming, and flights were arriving from Europe, Russia, the United States and Asia. He went to a conference of


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Livestock Improvement Corp (LIC) - the farmer-owned co-operative that supplies three-quarters of the New Zealand dairy industry with bull semen - is looking to change its capital structure as it sets its sights on reaching $1 billion in revenue by 2025. The company, which listed on the NZX’s alternative market in 2004, has engaged external consultants to advise on its options as part of a review, but farmers will remain in full ownership and control, regardless of the outcome, said chief executive Wayne McNee. “The only thing that is an absolute is that we will continue to be a co-operative, but as we grow the business and deliver on the targets that we have set ourselves, we will need capital to fund growth,” McNee said. - APNZ


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Magic mince for versatility


on’t underestimate the value of mince – it’s relatively cheap, incredibly versatile and if you buy top quality it’s as good as you’ll get in terms of nutrition. Mince has the ability to be almost anything a home cook desires – from kebabs, to meatballs, to a tasty sauce or a substantial, quick-to-prepare meal in one pan. For the budget conscious it is a great way to stretch housekeeping dollars at the end of the week because it can be bulked up with vegetables or pasta and rice. Anyone who thinks mince is something for students living in flats is missing out.

Spicy beef layers 800g minced beef 1 large onion, finely chopped 1/2 t paprika 1/2 t cumin Pepper and salt Chopped parsley 2T olive oil 4 medium potatoes peeled and thinly sliced. 1 tin chopped tomoatoes 1/2 t paprika 1/2 t dried basil 4 tomatoes sliced Grated cheese ■ Preheat oven to 220°C. ■ Combine beef, onion, parsley, spices, salt and olive oil. ■ Press into oiled ovenproof dish to form thin layer. ■ Bake 10mins and remove from oven. ■ Cook potato slices in a pot of boiling water for 2 minutes then drain. ■ Combine tomatoes, paprika

500g beef mince 2T tomato paste 425g chilli beans Salt and pepper 1 egg 1C tasty cheese 2C corn chips ■ Preheat oven to 180°C. ■ Combine everything, except cheese and corn chips ■ Line a 23cm loaf pan with baking paper and spoon in meat mixture. ■ Crumble corn chips and gently press into meat. ■ Cover lightly with baking paper and cook for 45 minutes. ■ Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and bake a further 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Stand for 10 minutes before serving hot or cold. and cumin. ■ Spread 2 tablespoons of the tomato sauce over the meat. ■ Top with potato slices and sliced tomatoes. ■ Pour the remaining tomato sauce over the top. ■ Trickle a little olive oil over. ■ Top with grated cheese. ■ Put back in the oven and lower the heat to 200°C. ■ Bake for a further 20-30 minutes.

Beef and pasta bake 400g pasta bows 2T olive oil 1 onion 3 cloves garlic 600g beef mince 800g chopped tomatoes 2T tomato paste 350g spinach ¼ C parsley Salt and pepper 1C cheddar cheese

■ Cook pasta in boiling, salted water for 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain well. ■ Heat oil in pan, cook onion and garlic for 5 minutes to soften. ■ Add the beef mince and cook for 5 minutes, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon. ■ Add tomatoes and tomato paste, simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until liquid is reduced and sauce thick. ■ Stir in spinach (coarsely chopped) and parsley. ■ Season well with salt and pepper to taste. ■ Combine pasta and beef sauce and pour into a large baking dish. ■ Scatter with cheese and bake for 25 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

One-pan mince dish 1T oil 500g mince 1 onion 2 courgettes 8 mushrooms 1 can chopped tomatoes 2T tomato puree/paste pinch of dried herbs Topping 1C macaroni 250g pottle cream cheese 1/2 C grated cheese ■ Heat oil in a large pan and brown onion and mince ■ Add veges and cook 2-3 minutes ■ Add remaining ingredients and bring to the boil ■ Transfer to an oven dish ■ Cook pasta and drain ■ Stir in the cream cheese and 1/2 of the grated cheese ■ Spread over the mince mixture ■ Sprinkle over the remaining cheese ■ Bake uncovered for 15 mins.

Kiwi wines to get expert taste test The annual New World wine awards are about to get under way. The awards are open to all New Zealand winemakers and making it on to the top 50 list guarantees a high profile in New World wine promotions. Simon Swa from Peregrine Wines, which won two gold medals last year for their Saddleback range, says the promotion of New World Wine Awards award-winning wines is a key point of difference from other wine shows. Last year 364,000 bottles of the Top 50 wines, with a retail value of $4.7m, were sold throughout New World supermarkets in the first six weeks of the results being announced. The champion white wine, Spy Valley’s Marlborough Chardonnay 2012, sold out in a week. The New World Wine Awards is also the only wine show in New Zealand that has a low-alcohol category and the closing date for entries has been extended, which enables more new vintage wines to be entered. The awards are judged by an independent panel of 13 expert wine judges who blind-taste each wine over the course of two days, using the same internationally recognised 20-point system as other leading wine competitions to ensure the winning wines are the best examples of their type. The only difference is that all wines entered must retail for below $25 a bottle and there must be at least 6000 bottles of each wine available for sale, responding to consumer demand for high quality but affordable and widely available wines.

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Potato and chorizo bake A simply and tasty one-tray meal. The spicy chorizo and smokey paprika add a touch of zing to this dish. 4 medium roasting potatoes, cut into thin small wedges 2T olive oil 1-2 chorizo sausages, sliced thickly 2 red capsicums, deseeded and cut into chunks 1 red onion, peeled and thickly sliced salt and freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp paprika 3 tomatoes, roughly chopped 4T lite sour cream (optional) 1 sprig chives or similar green herbs, finely chopped

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Liam comes second in Australian competition


By SuSan SandyS

Ashburton country singer Liam Kennedy-Clark was named runner-up at Voice of Urban in Queensland this month. Going up against fellow top artists, most of whom were much more experienced and some of whom had recorded in Nashville, Liam performed a range of covers and self-written songs. In the heats he performed Face With No Name, written by himself and Dave Palmer, and his own The Road Out. In the finals he performed his own Figure It All Out, and He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones. The song competition was part of the Urban Country Music Festival, which was established 11 years ago and is highly rated on the country music scene. It is held at Caboolture, Queensland, and named after country music star Keith Urban as it was where he was brought up after he left New Zealand at the age of six. Competing against much more experienced artists, some who had recorded in Nashville and been finalists in the Australia Star Maker Awards, Liam gained second place overall. “It was an extremely tough competition so I was thrilled to get runner-up placing,” Liam said. There were six finalists chosen from three heats throughout the day on Saturday and the six finalists sung on Sunday. “It was great to hear my name called out in the final six, even if they did jokingly give me a bit of a hard time about being a Kiwi. I had a lot of support throughout the competition which was really humbling.” The talented Ashburton teenager will be releasing an EP later this year. “Although I don’t know when, but the ball will start rolling within the next month or two. At this stage I don’t know what it will be called, maybe just Ashburton country singer Liam Kennedy-Clark performs at Voice of Urban self-titled,” Liam said. in Queensland. photo supplied

May 15 – Stage Challenge at CBS Canterbury Arena in Christchurch at 7pm. Mount Hutt College and Ashburton College are competing in the high energy dance, drama and music extravaganza.

May 17 – Variety Theatre of Ashburton opens Chicago at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. Performances May 17 and 18, and May 20 to 24.

May 20 – Russian Fire at the CBS Canterbury Arena on May 20 at 7pm as part of a nationwide tour, featuring New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) and star Russian musicians conductor Alexander Lazarev and acclaimed pianist Alexander Melnikov.

May 28 – Ashburton Film Society screening The Invisible Woman at the Regent Cinema. Join members at the gallery for refreshments and a discussion following the movie. Tickets $15.

May 29 – World Vision Kids for Kids – Everything is Ka Pai, at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. Fronted by Nathan King and showcasing our own talented Kiwis kids as its stars from Lauriston School, Mount Hutt College and Wakanui School.

June 8 – Ashburton Musical Club presents Musical Moments, arranged by Margaret Hawkey and June Barrett, at the Sinclair Centre. Visitors welcome, $5 at door. Afternoon tea served.

June 21 – Cabaret La Vie – Ma Bell and Guests at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. The Canterbury Pop Up Concert Series turns up the heat in Ashburton with a mid-winter celebration presented by Celtic Soul and Blues icon Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell. The programme is supported by Ashburton Creative Communities Funding and features the work of five world class independent Cantabrian artists, all coming together on stage to present the very best of their individual works as well as performing together.

June 24, 25 and 26 – Heartland Music Festival, annual Mid Canterbury Primary Schools Choral Music Festival.

To June 26 - Artist Vjekoslav Nemesh’s exhibition Mother Of All Illusions exhibition at Terrace Downs, open during resort opening hours.

Ashburton Society of Arts weekly art groups held Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Topp Twins to tour in October By SuSan SandyS

Well-loved New Zealand entertainers Lynda and Jools Topp are back on the road later this year. The Grand Ole Topp’ry will tour New Zealand in October and November, including a performance at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on October 8. Reminiscent of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, the Topp Twins’ hilarious characters will host the show just as the Minnie Pearls did back in Nashville in the 1930s. Audiences can expect the best in country music from rockabilly to bluegrass, comedy and gospel, and even a visitation by Country Music Hall of Famers channelled in by the

At home on the ranch – Lynda and Jools Topp.

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da Topp said that just as Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry had changed over the years, like the Topp Twins, it had remained a cultural institution. “We wish to pay respect to the legends of country music who have gone before us and also acknowledge the next generation of musicians who have, like us, been inspired, by past greats,” she said. “Our take on the Grand Ole Opry will celebrate country music’s diversity and will be a night of rollicking good fun, foot-stomping music to live by, and connection to something larger than ourselves.” The tour was supposed to take place last year but was postponed due to Lynda requiring urgent surgery on her knee.


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Workouts in the wet

Just four trotters lined up in race seven to take a spin around the Ashburton Trotting Club’s track yesterday in showery conditions during a low-key workouts day. In an odd twist, the four were joined by a pacer from the previous workout after trainer Ben Waldron decided Bee Me needed a second run after pulling up in the previous race. The trotters’ heat was taken out by Mattia Hjalmarsson and Belle Gamble who came home half a head clear of Justin Smith and Later. There was a gap of 10 lengths back to Alister Lowe’s River Deep. The trotters ran the 2400m in 2.13.2, 800m, 61.9 and 400m, 30.5. Photo Donna Wylie 130514-DW-037

M9 Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club’s meeting at Hatrick Raceway on 14 May 2014. NZ Meeting number: 9. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12; 13 and 14. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7; 8, 9 and 10; 12, 13 and 14. 1 12.14pm (NZT) ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 1 76436 Cee Ach Gee nwtd ................... S Gommans 2 Homebush Zenvo ......................... Scratched 3 43271 Homebush Sarah nwtd..............J McInerney 4 25643 Homebush Celia nwtd K & ............. J Maisey 5 35363 Homebush Toki nwtd .................J McInerney 6 5635 Elephant Trunk nwtd.....................M Roberts 7 5268 Five Kay Leg nwtd.............................. N Udy 8 78 Tasha Rama nwtd P & .......................Doody 9 77 Fijian Dandy nwtd ............................. B Hunt 10 76676 Cool Gypsy nwtd B & ......................... Steele 2 12.34pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 305m 1 6454P Go Max nwtd ................................K Jackson 2 88688 Working Twinkle nwtd.................... D Donlon 3 87672 Homebush Saxon nwtd .............J McInerney 4 7 Homebush Bruno nwtd .............J McInerney 5 74464 Shinzigzag nwtd G &..........................Denby 6 67544 Homebush Happy nwtd .............J McInerney 7 3386 Dark Witch nwtd ............................... P Clark 8 34754 Fortis Memories nwtd..........................L Udy 9 F4487 Garnsey nwtd ........................... S Gommans 10 55784 Lum Jum nwtd...........................J McInerney 3 12.52pm PALAMOUNTAINS SCIENTIFIC NUTRITION C0 C0, 520m 1 2754 Procrastination nwtd .......................... R Udy 2 7564 Homebush Ted nwtd .................J McInerney

Wanganui dogs Today at Hatrick Raceway 3 Sweet Rubyjane nwtd ......................L Ahern 4 86464 Sniff of Brandy nwtd .........................R Waite 5 5462 Members Only nwtd .........................L Ahern 6 332 Te Maari Style nwtd G & ...................S Ross 7 65855 Icahn nwtd...................................B Hodgson 8 44433 Little Prophet nwtd ...........................R Waite 9 74677 Fantas Fiction nwtd .................. S Gommans 10 48368 Portobello Patsy nwtd ......................R Waite 4 1.09pm J P PRINT, PETONE C0 C0, 305m 1 4 Gummy Gumpsta nwtd G & ..............S Ross 2 887 Working Poppy nwtd ..................... D Donlon 3 67455 Little Vampire nwtd ........................A Speight 4 57725 Homebush Vicks nwtd ...............J McInerney 5 2 Runs For Gas nwtd .................. S Gommans 6 x6x31 Crystal Ghost nwtd......................B Hodgson 7 56 Miss Votchka nwtd B &....................... Steele 8 8 Homebush Melvin nwtd .............J McInerney 9 77 Fijian Dandy nwtd ............................. B Hunt 10 57668 Five Dollar Leo nwtd .................J McInerney 5 1.27pm GARRY ROSS DECORATOR C1 C1, 305m 1 2551 Serve Ya Purpose 18.06..................... N Udy 2 35222 Gem’s Conquest 17.76 ...................... R Udy 3 57341 Johnny Angel 17.94 ......................A Speight 4 41127 Caesar Queen nwtd F & ................Turnwald 5 3186 Witch Misty 17.91............................. P Clark 6 61 Working Jewel 18.01 ..................... D Donlon 7 57533 Jager 17.80 G & .............................. J Clarke 8 23365 Homebush Sting 17.85 .............J McInerney 9 58646 Thrilling Squeal 17.80 .............. S Gommans 10 87654 Dodgy Pockets 18.22 ................ M G Gowan 6 1.44pm WWW.RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ C1 C1, 305m 1 52846 Azure Dreams 17.75 G & ................ J Clarke 2 88821 Charlie’s Pal 17.93 ....................J McInerney

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56214 Jinja Pat 30.53 G & ...........................S Ross 24227 Homebush Tiare nwtd ...............J McInerney 27765 Gucci Rush 30.81 L & ........................ Morris 57463 Filling The Void 31.57 .......................R Waite 2112 Always Welcome 30.26 ....................L Ahern 23513 Cawbourne Tip 30.46 ...................M Roberts 73848 Opawa Romeo nwtd..................J McInerney 44558 Dutchess Queen 30.55 ...............J McArthur 10 2.55pm FOOD WITH ATTITUDE C1 C1, 305m 1 67358 Wolf Marine 17.80 .................... S Gommans 2 81427 Gold Stone 17.83 D L & ..................L Wright 3 44245 Cosmic Rascal 18.16 .............. T McCracken 4 81678 Chocdee Karen 18.28 ...............J McInerney 5 44344 Tongariro 17.69 G & ........................ J Clarke 6 x1465 Tai Baxter nwtd .........................J McInerney 7 75455 Madam Ice 18.05 ........................J McArthur 8 24431 Opalescent 17.94 G &.......................S Ross 9 45753 Sedgebrook Lad 17.94........................F Kite 10 x5572 Boomerang Man 18.12 .............. B Johnston 11 3.13pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD (NZ) LTD C0D C0d, 645m 1 32643 King’s Legacy nwtd B & ..................... Steele 2 32332 Phone Tap nwtd F & .......................Turnwald 3 85373 Blu Desire nwtd ............................. J D Black 4 25376 Behemoth nwtd .............................A Speight 5 22512 Cawbourne Aries nwtd .................M Roberts 6 16147 Seconds Good nwtd.................. M G Gowan 7 263F1 Comegetme nwtd .............................T Agent 8 35716 Way Too Crude nwtd F & ...............Turnwald 9 7 Mean As nwtd S & ....................C Blackburn 10 77643 Tina’s Dilema nwtd ...........................L Ahern 12 3.30pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 C1, 520m

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16426 Homebush Zelda 30.95.............J McInerney 64242 Dipsy Lala nwtd................................L Ahern 25776 Cawbourne Crazy nwtd................M Roberts 341 Curious Life nwtd ............................M Olden xF581 Miss Cool 30.77 ...................... T McCracken 33735 Sarah Campbell 30.93 ................B Hodgson 43175 Homebush Kelso nwtd ..............J McInerney 78x36 Darby Lane 30.67 L & ........................ Morris 56557 Taikorea Lass nwtd ...................... T Downey 76485 Opawa Leanne nwtd ......................R Murray 13 3.48pm RENOWN BAKERY C2 C2, 305m 1 45756 Thrilling Might 17.79 G & ................ J Clarke 2 74157 Miss Sara 17.86 .........................R N Maisey 3 23485 Fire Boy Baxter 17.55 ...............J McInerney 4 84312 Figlia 17.70 G & ................................S Ross 5 83732 Fanta’s Fever nwtd ................... S Gommans 6 45418 Ode To Liberty 17.54........................R Waite 7 38686 All The Milk 17.83.............................G Quirk 8 17448 Uno Charm nwtd .........................B Goodwin 9 33873 Cosmic Choice 17.91 ................J McInerney 10 85655 Louielicious 17.64 ............................T Agent 14 4.05pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C2 C2, 305m 1 25162 Blue Senior 17.80 .............................. N Udy 2 18888 Gina Mac 17.71...........................J McArthur 3 35141 Thunder Time 17.91 G &...................S Ross 4 81426 Kezz 17.56 .............................. T McCracken 5 88658 Homebush Alex 17.90 ...............J McInerney 6 71857 Chelseas Babe 17.89................... T Downey 7 56326 Working Working 17.54 ................. D Donlon 8 12111 Cawbourne Flow 17.82 ................M Roberts 9 66x54 On The House nwtd B & .................... Steele 10 36x8x Homebush Bazil 17.71 ...................... R Hunt - APNZ

M2 Te Aroha gallops Today at Te Aroha Raceway

Racing Te Aroha’s meeting at Te Aroha on 14 May 2014. NZ Meeting number: 2. Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7; 9, 10 and 11. 1 10.55am (NZT) NOTTINGHAM CASTLE HOTEL 2YO HCP 1000 $7000, 2YO HCP, 1000m 1 1 Queen Of Navarre (14) 57 .. R Hutchings (a) 2 9x937 Borntoachieve (7) 57 3 Bon Marche (9) 56.5 ..................M Cameron 4 23x4 Jewel Of The Naki (12) 55.5........... J Parkes 5 735x Daifuku (1) 55 ............................M Sweeney 6 26 Deema b (5) 55 ......................... M D Plessis 7 45 Pattican (2) 54.5 .............................. C Grylls 8 5 Livingston (6) 54.5 .............................J Jago 9 586 Jacqui Ickx (10) 54.5 .......................S Collett 10 Lady Jay (4) 54.5 ....................... M Dee (a1) 11 Stars In Align (11) 54.5 ............... D Johnson 12 Swift Lady (13) 54.5 ........................ K Myers 13 Fille de Ferme h (3) 54.5 14 Foxburrow Hill (8) 56.5 15 0 Freewheeler 56.5 ......................... Scratched Emergencies: Fille de Ferme, Foxburrow Hill, Freewheeler 2 11.25am NEW WORLD MORRINSVILLE 2YO HCP 1000 $7000, 2YO HCP, 1000m 1 7516 Buffalo Boy b (4) 58 ......................O Bosson 2 Johnhro (5) 56........................... M D Plessis 3 0 The Great Fox (7) 56....................... R Jones 4 Mighty Maverick 56 ...................... Scratched 5 Sherpa (8) 56 ...................... R Hutchings (a) 6 33x5 Amber Rayne (2) 54.5 ............. R Smyth (a2) 7 46726 Reachin’ Out (11) 54.5 ...............M Coleman 8 4 Madame Jamai (14) 54 ..............M Cameron 9 0 Barranquilla (3) 54 .......................... C Grylls 10 Afreen (1) 54 .............................. M Dee (a1) 11 Malala (6) 54 ...................................S Collett 12 Philly Lane h (9) 54 ...................J Wong (a3) 13 Hubble Bubble (10) 54 .................... M Wenn 14 Comment (12) 54 .......................... R Norvall 15 In Memory Of 54 .......................... Scratched 16 0x0 Fanta Aztec (13) 54............L Magorrian (a4) Emergencies: Hubble Bubble, Comment, In Memory Of, Fanta Aztec


11.55am SILVER FERN FARMS R75 2100 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 2100m 1 97007 Back In Black h (2) 59 ..............A Jones (a3) 2 040x1 Te Kingi dm (9) 59 .....................J Wong (a3) 3 23622 Deliciano d (5) 58.5 .................... M Dee (a1) 4 0375x Moni Nui tdm (8) 58.5 ................... R Norvall 5 0x201 Pherozardo dmh (1) 57 ................... R Jones 6 00909 Lucky Charm dm (10) 56.5 ................J Jago 7 55931 Madly Bentley tdm (4) 55 .... R Hutchings (a) 8 115x9 Milan Miss m (6) 55....................M Cameron 9 04321 Holy Affair m (11) 55 ......... U Holmquist (a4) 10 30314 I’ve Got Faith h (7) 54.5 .................. C Grylls 11 28x19 Fair Fleet m (3) 54...................B Hutton (a3) 4 12.25pm LUNJEVICH & MARTIN CONTRACTING MAIDEN 1600 $7000, MDN, 1600m 1 93234 Whatwasthat (9) 58.5 ....................O Bosson 2 64692 Reset The Turbo h (3) 58.5 ......... B Lammas 3 00x4 Destroyer (1) 58.5 ............... R Hutchings (a) 4 470x6 Sir Al Syd h (11) 58.5 ..................... J Parkes 5 805x0 Conspiracy (7) 58.5....................... R Norvall 6 Brother Bam Bam (2) 58.5 ..............S Collett 7 44334 China Tea (8) 56.5......................M Coleman 8 6262 Curli (4) 56.5 ..............................M Cameron 9 7x433 Carmen Sandiego 56.5 ................ Scratched 10 07700 Choice One Jonesy (5) 56.5 ........... R Jones 11 30709 Jafa Jill (10) 56.5 ............................. C Grylls 12 x90x8 Secret Dew (6) 56.5 .................. M D Plessis 5 1.00pm BARRY BURGE MAIDEN MAIDEN 1400 $7000, MDN, 1400m 1 32452 Itsforfree (10) 58.5........................... K Myers 2 24. Party Crasher (11) 58.5 .................. R Jones 3 5 Man Down (14) 58.5 .........................L Innes 4 8 Henry Hall (12) 58.5 ........................ M Wenn 5 Just The Deal (8) 58.5..................... C Grylls 6 Lucky Desire (3) 58.5 ............... B Grylls (a1) 7 079x7 Sardios (5) 58.5 .........................M Cameron 8 36x88 Wickedly (16) 58.5 ..........................S Collett 9 75347 Bisquee h (2) 56.5.......................... J Parkes 10 40x6 Royal Enchantress h (6) 56.5.. P Turner (a1) 11 0 Harvest Maid (13) 56.5 .............. Z Moki (a4) 12 0x In The Cloud (9) 56.5 ...............A Jones (a3) 13 0 Rebel Rose (1) 56.5 .................... D Johnson

14 0x9 Smile And Wave (4) 56.5 15 9698x Miss Grace (15) 56.5 16 370x0 Copa Verde (7) 56.5 17 07700 Choice One Jonesy 56.5.............. Scratched Emergencies: Miss Grace, Copa Verde, Choice One Jonesy 6 1.35pm AXIS AUTOMOTIVE MAIDEN 1400 $7000, MDN, 1400m 1 L243x Chequesinthemail (6) 58.5 ... R Jones 2 64053 Blackjack Man h (4) 58.5................. M Wenn 3 5830x Idaho’s Choice (2) 58.5 ..............M Cameron 4 5 Hillsborough (11) 58.5........................J Jago 5 9 Electric Boots (8) 58.5.................... J Parkes 6 0 Lazarus (3) 58.5 ............................ R Norvall 7 0 Mudmixa (1) 58.5 .............. U Holmquist (a4) 8 Raisin The Bar h (5) 58.5 ........... L Satherley 9 00x Vegas Night (10) 58.5 ......... R Hutchings (a) 10 7x094 Abbey Rose h (7) 56.5 .............A Jones (a3) 11 39 Centre Stage (15) 56.5 ..............M Coleman 12 x6095 Midnight Reign (14) 56.5.........B Hutton (a3) 13 76 My Locket (13) 56.5 ........................ K Myers 14 Go Easy Go (9) 56.5 ................... D Johnson 15 9698x Miss Grace (16) 56.5 16 370x0 Copa Verde (12) 56.5 ................. M Dee (a1) 17 07700 Choice One Jonesy 56.5.............. Scratched Emergencies: Miss Grace, Copa Verde, Choice One Jonesy 7 2.10pm KARL DAVIS BAYLEYS REAL ESTATE MAIDEN 1200 $8000, MDN, 1200m 1 D97x3 Keentorule 58.5 ................ Scratched 2 4x Alicudi b (14) 58.5 .........................O Bosson 3 268x5 King Pheroz h (5) 58.5 ........ R Hutchings (a) 4 7847x Lucky To Be Cool (7) 58.5 ............... K Myers 5 Fionn’s Kid (4) 58.5 ......................... R Jones 6 64556 Born Happy (13) 56.5..................... J Parkes 7 6925x Mezzaluna (11) 56.5 ................... D Johnson 8 277x3 Annameika (16) 56.5.................. L Satherley 9 3 Poetical (9) 56.5 ............................ R Norvall 10 847x8 Madame Millie (8) 56.5 .............. Z Moki (a4) 11 045x Moneymakehersmile (1) 56.5..........S Collett 12 x290x Oceana Sands h (2) 56.5 ........ P Turner (a1) 13 4 Tipperary 56.5 .............................. Scratched 14 9468 Little Dreamer (15) 56.5 .................. M Wenn

15 Moochi Me (12) 56.5 ..................M Coleman 16 805x Arzak (10) 58.5 ..........................M Cameron 17 58x Bliss (3) 56.5 18 0566x Lil Miss Waitoki (6) 56.5 19 Pirelli 58.5 .................................... Scratched 20 Meeska Mooska 58.5 ................... Scratched Emergencies: Moochi Me, Arzak, Bliss, Lil Miss Waitoki, Pirelli, Meeska Mooska 8 2.45pm LOCALS RECOGNISE JOHNNY REVELL LONGSERVICE R65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 80602 Gold Hunter tdmh (15) 59 ........A Jones (a3) 2 x2551 Ramarro tdh (13) 58...................M Cameron 3 696x3 Gerry Merito dmb (6) 57.5 ................L Innes 4 49654 Who Said d (2) 57 ....................... D Johnson 5 4521x Fast ‘N’ Gorgeous (10) 56.5 ............ C Grylls 6 15 Polyatomic b (16) 56 ........... R Hutchings (a) 7 000x7 Big City (1) 55.5 .................................J Jago 8 1x9x8 Petrify d (17) 55....................... R Smyth (a2) 9 0678x Manaia Rose d (12) 54.5 .......... M D Plessis 10 16x4x So Keep Me tmh (7) 54.5 ..........T Wenn (a3) 11 0100x Stacked (3) 54 ....................................M Hills 12 x0x39 Sugar Plum Fairy dm (14) 54 .....M Coleman 13 89359 Spirit Of Wyuna dh (9) 54................ M Wenn 14 306x9 Aluka dmh (8) 54......................K Leung (a2) 15 9207x Light The Way (5) 54 .................. M Dee (a1) 16 0500x Athenry (4) 54.5 ............................. J Parkes 17 x5560 Sky Hi Baby (11) 54 Emergencies: Light The Way, Athenry, Sky Hi Baby 9 3.20pm FRANK & ANNIE MATIJASEVICH MEMORIAL R85 1200 $8000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1200m 1 41070 Barbaric db (1) 61 ...................... M Dee (a1) 2 6870x Chill Bill tm (3) 57.5 ............. R Hutchings (a) 3 3300x The Shackler h (8) 56.5 .............. B Lammas 4 26x65 Witz End dm (5) 56 .........................S Collett 5 4x70x Frank Whitaker 55.5 ..................... Scratched 6 6360x Gurus Spirit m (11) 54.5............J Oliver (a3) 7 68x58 Kapsboy m (10) 54.5 ..........................J Jago 8 07234 Irish Encore d (2) 54 .................J Wong (a3) 9 7017x Swap For Kash tmh (4) 54 ...... R Smyth (a2) 10 4877x Roll With Pulse m (7) 54 .......... B Grylls (a1) 11 665x3 Nothing tdmh (6) 54 ........................ R Jones

12 920x5 Nottoobad m (9) 54 ..................... D Johnson

10 3.55pm DAVE, FRED & MICHAEL LAURICH R65 1400 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 16226 The French Way d (6) 59................. K Myers 2 1446x Gotta Keeper tdh (17) 58.5 ............. R Jones 3 560x1 Reckon I’m Ready t (11) 58.5 .......O Bosson 4 x2196 Cee Tee Are (2) 57.5 ........... R Hutchings (a) 5 245x4 Clos De Tart tm (15) 57 ..............M Cameron 6 14x00 Stella m (14) 56.5........................... J Parkes 7 180x6 Edward The Eighth tdmh (7) 56.5 ....B Grylls (a1) 8 130x0 Falcon Regiment (16) 56.5.............. C Grylls 9 0x604 Ngatira Gold (8) 56.5 .................M Sweeney 10 10x Raisedinasandpit (5) 55.5 ........... D Johnson 11 68170 Far Enuff (4) 55 .......................... M Dee (a1) 12 31035 Soviet Song d (9) 55 ................. M D Plessis 13 64575 Hardtaluva dh (3) 54 ....................... M Wenn 14 73903 Big Bang Baby tmh (1) 54 .........T Wenn (a3) 15 28575 Brondan (10) 54 16 50x68 Clio (12) 54 17 0600x Lion Man d (13) 54.5 Emergencies: Brondan, Clio, Lion Man 11 4.30pm DONAGHYS PROMONENSIN R65 1400 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 43094 Lumiere Blue d (1) 59 .................... J Parkes 2 7210x Sweetazcuz (6) 59 .......................... R Jones 3 6x436 Hez Cool tm (11) 58.5 ..............A Jones (a3) 4 47957 Billie Jean King td (3) 58 ... U Holmquist (a4) 5 x388x Nasrina dm (9) 58 .................... B Grylls (a1) 6 22313 Genius 57.5.................................. Scratched 7 4547x Imagunakepa (8) 57.5 ...............J Wong (a3) 8 817x8 Shades Of Gold d (4) 57.5 .. R Hutchings (a) 9 519x5 Bingo (13) 57 .............................. D Johnson 10 2685x Skai Glen h (2) 57 .....................T Wenn (a3) 11 9x554 Big Voices d (14) 56.5 ..................... M Wenn 12 08437 Quickasucan m (5) 56 ................M Cameron 13 30x04 Kept In Style 55.5 ......................... Scratched 14 0507x Pythia (10) 55.5............................... C Grylls 15 28575 Brondan (15) 55 ..............................S Collett 16 50x68 Clio (12) 55 17 0600x Lion Man d (7) 55.5 - APNZ

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Outstanding official Stacey Hopwood (Netball) Hopwood was one of 14 young New Zealand umpires who attended a national development camp in the United States last year. She is one of the youngest Netball New Zealand Umpire Coach assessors and is a New Zealand netball youth advisory board member. She was appointed the group’s vice-chair in March. Last year she was in the Mainland zone under 19 umpire squad, played in the Mid Canterbury u17 team and is a member of this year’s Netball Mainland youth advisory group. Last year she received the South Island’s talented umpire award. Hopwood is a facilitator of workshops for new junior umpires and coaches young umpires. She is a member of the College A netball team and is a junior netball coach.

Nic Thomassen (Basketball) Thomassen officiated at the Port Macquarie basketball grand slam finals and officiated at last year’s under 13 nationals zonal tournament. He received a referee’s scholarship at Port Macquarie. Thomassen has progressed through the age group ranks and is now on the Basketball New Zealand list to appoint at national level. He has been invited back to officiate at the next Port Macquarie grand slam.

Helen Tait (Swimming) Tait is a nationally qualified technical swim official, officiated at this year’s Oceania open water championships in January and has been selected for the next event in May. She has been involved at different times as meet director, referee, starter, inspector of turns, start judge, turn judge and finish judge at a large number of national and provincial swim meets. Locally she is the technical advisor, officials co-ordinator, registrar and website co-ordinator for the Jennian Homes Ashburton swim team. Last year she received an award from Eastern Districts for her service to swimming.

Outstanding junior allrounder Matthew Clough Hugh Donaldson Athletics, Cross-Country, Football, Swimming, Triathlon Clough ahieved a lot in the pool with a top ten finish in the New Zealand Short Course swimming championships as well as plenty of regional success including seven medals in the Southland Championships. He also holds the New Zealand Secondary Schools title in the 750m open water swim. He was tenth in the New Zealand Secondary Schools triathlon after coming third in the South Island triathlon. he took out the Canterbury intermediate cross country championships and was in the Canterbury team that was second at the inter regional cross-country championships coming 12th, attended the South Island Secondary Schools Athletic championships and played football for the Mid Canterbury 13th grade team in the Mainland football competition and at the South Island Championships.

Hockey, Squash, Waterskiing

Donaldson is the Australasian under 14 boys overall champion after winning two of the three events at the annual Oz-Kiwi Waterskiing Challenge on Lake Hood in January He won gold in the jump and tricks and combined with a bronze in the slalom took the overall gold medal. On the hockey turf he played for Mid Canterbury under 15 and was the champion of the Ashburton Squash Club Junior League in 2013.

George Donaldson

Gareth Hunt

Hockey, Squash,Waterskiing

Athletics, Cricket, Football, Basketball

Donaldson was the Australasian under 14 boys’ slalom champion when he represented New Zealand on Lake Hood in the annual Oz-Kiwi Waterskiing Challenge in January. He also won bronze in jump, placed fourth in tricks and won the overall bronze medal. On the hockey turf he played for Mid Canterbury under 15 and was ranked number one in the Ashburton Squash Club Junior League in 2013.

and then made the Canterbury Southern Districts team. On the football field he played for Mid Canterbury 14th grade in the Mainland Football competition and was voted team MVP at the South Island Championships tournament. He played basketball for Ashburton College junior boys, Mid Canterbury under 15s and Canterbury Country under 15s, which went to the nationals.

Two days after learning how to triple jump, Hunt broke a 48-yearold Ashburton College record owned by Trevor Cochrane who had provided the lesson. He went on to finish fourth in the event at the South Island Secondary Schools Championships. He made his debut for the Ashburton College 1st XI cricket team, represented Mid Canterbury under 15s

Emma Waite Athletics, Biathlon, Cross-Country, Equestrian, Mountain Biking, Rugby Waite is an accomplished equestrian who competed on horses and ponies up to 1.20m over the 2013-2014 season. She was the Ashburton College senior girls’ crosscountry champion in 2013 and contested the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross-Country Championships. She was the senior girls’ athletics champion in 2014 where she attended the South Island Secondary Schools championships. She plays for the Ashburton College Girls’ 1st XV rugby team, attended a six-day New Zealand Secondary Schools Biathlon training camp and competed in the Mt Somers Bike Race.


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In brief New rule for sticks The days of hockey goalkeepers seeking to crib an edge by using a longer stick are over. The International Hockey Federation has introduced a rule, to kick in for this month’s World Cup in The Hague, preventing goalkeepers trying to give themselves an edge during penalty shootouts by opting for a stick with greater reach. The rule is no sticks can be longer than 105cm, from the top of the handle to the bottom of the head. Men’s national coach Colin Batch doesn’t believe it will make any difference as far as outfield players are concerned. “Before you could use any length,” he said. “Goalkeepers were getting a distinct advantage on shootouts. The official announcement talks about maintaining the spirit of the game so I suppose they [FIH] saw it as an unfair advantage for the goalkeeper.” - APNZ

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Kingsbury eventing cup heads to Tinwald Tinwald Pony Club riders (from left) Emily Chamberlain, James Waddell, Harriet Stock and Rebecca Sheate, joined veteran coach and instructor Gillian Kingsbury (centre) to

celebrate their victory of the Kingsbury Cup on Sunday. The inter-branch competition saw the Mill Creek, Methven and Tinwald clubs compete in ideal conditions.

The Kingsbury Cup was introduced two years ago by Kingsbury to encourage riders to try out eventing at an entry level. Kingsbury was a Mill Creek coach when she lived and

worked in Ashburton. She has also worked as a head instructor and examiner for the Ashburton Pony Club branches, and now maintains a keen interest in the sport.


Rookie McFadden steers Warriors By Michael Burgess The Warriors have a chequered history with rookie NRL coaches but see little risk in appointing Andrew McFadden to a long term deal. McFadden, who was given an interim role after the exit of Matt Elliott in March, was yesterday confirmed as coach of the Auckland franchise until the end of the 2017 season. It’s a huge show of faith in a 36-year-old with only four NRL games under his belt as head coach, especially when you examine the Warriors’ record with coaches new to the NRL. Despite their success with the Kiwis, neither Frank Endacott nor Brian McClennan could get the Warriors to the playoffs. Mark Graham struggled with a threadbare squad (his best finish was 11th) while Tony Kemp tanked when he stepped up from assistant. On the plus side, the unproven Daniel Anderson took the team to the playoffs on three of his four seasons, including

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a grand final. Ivan Cleary was the other coaching rookie who rocked, only missing the finals twice in his six year stint and reaching the 2002 grand final. The club see real potential in McFadden - the kind of guy that could usher in a Cleary like era of success. He made an instant impression as assistant and the Warriors’ swift axing of Elliott this season was prob-

ably because they knew they had a capable man waiting in the wings. McFadden has also earned the player’s respect - it’s no coincidence that a slew of contract renewals have been announced since he become coach. And NRL standard coaches, like dynamic Labour MPs, are relatively scarce. If not McFadden the club would have gone to a veteran (like a Tim Sheens), another rookie (like a David Kidwell) or a Super League coach, all of whom would bring with them their own levels of uncertainty. The four year deal is a gamble but may be a wise one. McFadden didn’t push for a longer deal - “I’m a rookie coach ... there is not a whole lot of negotiating power there”but his value will only increase if he gets results. Such a term allows him to do some genuine long term planning and put his imprint on the club. “It gives me security and a little bit of weight to really instil some standards here,” says McFadden. McFadden’s sudden elevation

reflects the strong impact he has made in a short time. During his brief tenure the team has rediscovered their defensive discipline (conceding an average of around 16 points a game, compared with more than 28 points) - a direct result of the increased focus on defence on the practice field. “He’s instilled a lot of discipline around here which is what was needed,” says Sam Tomkins, “We were falling down with the one per centers and that is where it counts.” Training sessions are much more intense, there is more work under fatigue situations and more game simulations. “It’s about demanding more from them as a group,” says McFadden. “There was a lot of room to improve and intensity was a huge one. Unless you train intensely you won’t get it on the field. It is a very talented squad but like any other team they need the right environment to excel and that is what I am trying to do.” - APNZ

St George Illawarra coach Steve Price says Benji Marshall is physically and mentally ready for a return to the NRL. But the Dragons mentor says he will delay a decision on whether to play the former Wests Tigers superstar in his side for Saturday’s round 10 match with Parramatta until later this week. Price said he was impressed with Marshall, who signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Dragons after severing ties with Super Rugby’s Auckland Blues on Easter Monday, as he breezed through his first training session with his new side at Wollongong yesterday. - AAP

Pearce free Sydney Roosters star Mitchell Pearce is free to be selected for the NSW State of Origin team after his club and the NRL finalised investigations into his wild night out at the weekend. The halfback has been slapped with a onegame suspension by the Roosters, fined $20,000 which will go to charity and ordered to take part in counselling after he was kicked out of two nightspots, arrested and served with an infringement notice by police on Saturday night. The NRL say its integrity unit is satisfied with the action taken by the Roosters and won’t take any further action against the 25-yearold. Pearce will miss the Roosters’ Saturday night NRL clash with North Queensland in Townsville, freeing him up to be selected in Laurie Daley’s NSW team next Tuesday. - AP

Force sitting pretty The Western Force have set plenty of unwanted records over the years, but they have the chance to produce a rare positive one on Saturday night when they take on the Stormers in Cape Town. The Force are sitting pretty in fifth spot on the Super Rugby table following seven wins from their previous eight games. The Perthbased franchise have endured years of struggle since entering the competition in 2006. But if they can beat the battling Stormers, 2014 will officially go down as the Force’s most successful campaign. The Force’s previous best season came in 2008, when the starstudded side won seven games on the way to an eighth-placed finish.

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New Zealand Rugby has paid tribute to former president and All Blacks selector Lane Penn who died on Friday. The Wairarapa Bush stalwart was a highly respected and well liked rugby figure who made a mark at every level of the game, said New Zealand Rugby acting Chairman Graham Cooney. “He was a fine ambassador of the game and one of rugby’s true gentlemen,” said Cooney. “Lane was a great coach and leader. He had that rare gift of knowing exactly how to manage players so they performed to their potential. Those who played under him say he got the best out of teams by inspiring players to believe in themselves and his coaching record certainly bears that out. “We extend our sympathies to his wife Jill and family.” - APNZ

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Administration Position – Property Management Due to expansion we require a reliable, conscientious person who is passionate about working with accounts, has a high level of accuracy and works well within a team. This person needs to be proficient in all facets of accounts related to property management including; inputting of rents, owner and creditor payments, bank reconciliation, lodging bonds, managing court hearings, if required, and a variety of other property management work. A knowledge of Palace would be a definite advantage but not essential. Full training will be given but an absolute desire to learn is a necessary attribute. Position is for Monday to Friday with minimum of 4 hours/day to be negotiated. Must be available school holidays.


Applications close 16 May 2014 to: or deliver to 191 Burnett St, or post to Real Estate New Zealand Ashburton PO Box 215, Ashburton 7740

■ Shooting Mayfield Miniature Rifle Club May 12 Phill Wilce 85.1, Pip McClintock 95.1, Andrew Donaldson 95.1, Alan Wakelin 97.2, John Fleming 96.3, Carl Nordqvist 97.2, 94.2, Martin Fleming 97.7, 99.7.

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Auto Sparks Street Sprints 1st Glenn Frew, Mitsubishi EVO, 02:24:668; 2nd Tim Cook Mitsubishi EVO3, 02:27:750; 3rd Cody Scott, Subaru WRX Sti Type R, 02:31:980; 4th Andrew Lawrie, Mitsubishi Lancer EVO1, 02:37:082; 5th Stan Moore, Mitsubishi EVO1, 02:36:211; 6th Chris Thompson, Mitsubishi Mirage, 02:36:320; 7th Konrad Scott, Mazda RX7, 02:37:527; 8th Michael Tall, Mitsubishi EVO 4, DNF; 9th Michael Skevington, Honda Civic, 02:36:762; 10th Darcy Prendergast, Mitsubishi Lancer, 02:38:953; 11th James Liemburg, Mazda RX8, 02:42:141; 12th Emerson Buttle, Nissan Skyline GTR, 02:42:969; 13th Malcolm Lovett, Mitsubishi Mirage, 02:43:949; 14th Daniel Liemburg, Mazda MX5, 02:45:598; 15th Robert Tomlin, Nissan Silvia, 02:49:281; 16th Paul Brooks, Nissan 200SX, 03:19:879; 17th Daniel Currie, Subaru WRX, 02:41:652; 18th Luke McLenna, Mitsubishi Lancer EVO3, 02:44:109; 19th Hayden Pickford, Toyota Celica, 02:44:828; 20th Cameron Morison, Nissan Pulsar, 02:46:699; 21st Todd Hewson, Honda Integra, 02:47:027; 22nd Dianne Prendergast, Ford Cortina MK11, 02:48:020; 23rd Bryce Mitchell, Toyota Starlet, 02:48:293; 24th Jack Gorman, Toyota MR2, 02:48:680; 25th Wayne Muckle, Porsche 911 Carrera, 02:49:672; 26th Dave Samson, Vauxhall Viva GT, 02:50:332; 27th Mark Halliday, Mitsubishi EVO, 02:50:543; 28th Emmett Sparrow, Subaru Legacy, 02:50:711; 29th Hayden Jacob, Subaru Legacy, 03:00:820; 30th Kurt Aikman, Holden Commodore, DNF; 31st James Marshall, Subaru WRX, DNF; 32nd Duncan McCrostie, Mitsubishi EVO, DNF; 33rd Mark Higgins, Mitsubishi EVO, 02:38:789; 34th Neville Stowell, Subaru WRX, 02:39:180; 35th Nick Donaldson, BMW E30 325, 02:49:781;36th Steve Rae, BMW E30 325, 02:51:090; 37th Lyndon Ball, Toyota Starlet, 02:53:461; 38th Mitchell Lovett, Mitsubishi Mirage, 02:54:109; 39th Bruce Williams, Caterham CSR 260, 02:54:340; 40th Stephen Hurst, Mitsubishi EVO, 02:54:990; 41st Thomas Muckle, Honda Civic, 02:55:270; 42nd Corey Ross, Datsun 1200, 02:55:492; 43rd Gordon Beeby, Datsun 120Y, 02:55:871; 44th Gary Cook, Toyota Starlet, 02:56:420; 45th Carmen Rae, Mazda RX5, 02:58:791; 46th Mark Love, Ford Falcon, 02:59:109; 47th Graeme Cameron, Vauxhall Viva GT, 03:02:350; 48th Francis Linwood, Toyota Starlet, 03:03:449; 49th Donn McLaren, Toyota Corolla, 03:03:730; 50th Randall Diggs, Datsun 1200 Sedan, 03:04:281; 51st John Webster, Toyota Starlet, 03:04:330; 52nd David Diggs, Datsun 1200 Sedan, 03:07:191; 53rd DanLIFESTYLE RESIDENTIAL ielle Mitchell, Toyota Starlet, 03:10:260; 54th Gregory Cross, Toyota Starlet, 03:12:012; 55th Rebecca Liemburg, Mazda RX8, 03:20:422; 56th Troy Ruffell, Toyota Starlet, 03:32:570; 57th Dan Robinson, Nissan S13, DNF.

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• Superior people management skills • Sound technical knowledge • Clear communicator • Can-do attitude • Commercial acumen and industry knowledge Smallbone Limited is a well respected and successful Vehicle/ Truck provider dedicated to delivering outstanding service to our customers. It operates the Isuzu franchise in Mid and South Canterbury and Holden Dealership in Mid Canterbury. Smallbone Limited invites applications from motivated individuals with the relevant experience as a Service Foreman in our Ashburton based Service team.

This is a key appointment for our company that will enable our workshop to grow because of the successful applicant’s superior organisational and communication skill’s and their ability to meet exceed 191 Burnett 191 Burnett Street, 191 Burnett Street, Ashburton Ashburton Street, 7700 Ashburton 7700 Ph 7700 03 308 Ph 036173 308 Phand 6173 03 308 6173 customer expectations on a day-to-day basis.



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Trevor Hurley Real Estate Limited. REAA 2008 MREINZ.

Sales and install person We require the services of a keen and well presented person to be involved in both sales and installing of the products we sell. This position would ideally suit someone who is seeking a career change and opportunity to try something new. A current drivers licence is essential in this position We are a well known local company with many long term team members. We treat and pay our people very well. If this sounds like an opportunity for you either email or phone me direct for a chat Alister Lilley Phone 308 9019

We are looking for a person that can manage a team of dedicated technicians including allocation of jobs, prioritising and delegation of the work load on a daily basis. Working very closely with Service technicians/Service advisor and reporting to the Smallbone Isuzu - After Sales Manager this could be a career defining moment for the right person, with the potential to grow in a dynamic company with the opportunity to be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package. The successful applicant will require: • Excellent communication and Technical skills. • Get it right first time” mentality • The ability to positively manage situations. • The ability to multi-task and think on your feet. • Time Management and superior planning skills. • To be a self-starter with a proven track record in this field. • The ability to manage targets. Experience and mechanical knowledge is important. Likewise your team building skills and ability to positively manage situation’s will be to the fore, and will be balanced by a commercial acumen and reality that shows understanding for all parties needs. Initial enquiries and/or applications including CV should be made by contacting Gary Lusty by email or by phone 03 307 9277. Applications will close 4pm Friday 23rd May 2014.

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is looking for a

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to work with a high needs new entrant child. Position to start on Monday 9 June. Email or please contact our office 3086495 for an application pack. Applications close on Thursday, May 22, 4pm.

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

COMPUTER PROBLEMS? For prompt, reliable service, contact Kelvin Boult, KJB Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot Place, Ashburton, ph 308 8989, 30 years local experience. SUPERGOLD discount card accepted.

SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING. Professional window tinting for cars, Plus much more homes and offices. Quality FREE loan trailer available! films for privacy, UV (fading), From a shovel load to heat, safety and security. Phone Craig Rogers your a trailer load. ONLY local applicator Dobson Street West 307 6347 or 0800TINTER. Ph: 307 8302 Member of Master Tinters Hours: Mon-Fri: NZ. 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon RURAL TRADING POST APRIL/MAY CALF SHED BEDDING SPECIAL. 10% discount on bulk orders for our premium woodmulch PERSONAL delivered in April/May. Guaranteed 100% untreated REAL PEOPLE wood/bark. NO DEMOLITION REAL LOVE MATERIALS USED HERE. Sawdust also available. Adams Sawmilling, Malcolm No more lonely McDowell Road. Ph 308weekends or internet 3595.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 PUBLIC NOTICES

HEIFERS 56 half recordered cross breed R2’S. Average 83BW, 109PW well grown, incalf to recordered Jersey bulls. Bulls in Oct 25, out Jan 15, 2014. $1000 + gst. Grazing available until end of May. Phone Pieter 021 0400 253.


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

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Ella McDowell Happy 7th Birthday Ella. Lots of Love Mum, Dad and Nicholas. xxx

Hudson George Leslie Happy 2nd Birthday to our darling wee boy. Lots of love Gran, Grandad, Great Nana, Nan and Pop. xxxxx 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.

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Fodderbeet and Sugarbeet also available. We have standing Grass and Lucerne available at very good prices. Lock in feed now to prolong milking this season or to hit the ground running come spring time. Take advantage of the recent good growth which has seen pricing ease on standing silage feed.

Applications close at 5pm, Friday, May 23, 2014. For further information and application forms, please contact:

Call one of our salesmen now for more details James 027 436 9989 Ricky 027 436 9317

The Secretary Mackenzie Charitable Foundation C/- Croys Ltd Level 2, 161 Burnett Street PO Box 582 Ashburton 7740 Phone 03 308 8353 Email:


ASHBURTON SOCIETY OF ARTS SPRING SHOW Short Street Studio Members paintings for sale now until Nov 27. Mon - Wed - Sat 10am - 2pm

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Maize | Silage | Baleage | Hay | Grass | Straw GRAZING

GRAZ4U LIMITED. May to May grazing available for large numbers of 1 yo dairy heifers. Winter Grazing for R2's and Cows available. 5 Hectares of fodder beet to be bought harvested and taken off farm. A Contractor is available. Please contact: SHED at 228 Wills Street Sarah: 027 206 6760 or available to rent. Suitable for Matthew Bird: 027 608 3226. small work shop or storage 140sq metres. Please phone GRAZIERS required to Pete 027 281 4686. accommodate increased demand for dairy heifer HIRE grazing and winter cow grazing, immediate, or May 1, GENERAL hire. Lawn- 2014. For all grazing mowers, chainsaws, concrete requirements. Contact Phone: breakers, trailers, and more. Matt cellphone no: 027 608 All your DIY / contracting 3226. work, Call and see U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. HIGH quality supervised Open Mon-Fri 7.30 - 5.30pm; grazing available for Rising 1 Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday Heifers, now, or at May 1, 8am - 12.30pm. – Ph: 308 2014. For all grazing 8061 A/h: 308 7460 requirements. Contact: Matt cellphone no: 027 608 3226. OFFICE SPACES AVAILABLE. Parking, fibre optic hub, 24 hour access, security monitored. Clean and tidy. Lease options. $PBN. Phone 021 554 570.



2009 SCOOTER for sale. A BEAUTIFUL new range 49cc, 4 stroke, mint condition. has arrived in The China Please phone 308 2440. Shop. Vidiv' - made in Italy FOR SALE - Suzuki DRZ 70. hand crafted glass vases. A Has had very little use. Would lovely contemporary range suit 5-7 year olds $1600 ono, that will show off your please phone 027 439 9322. beautiful flowers. Come in today to see this range. You THE WORLD of Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit and his will find us in The Arcade. friends have taken over The China Shop. These beautiful CONTAINERS for sale or characters are on display in hire, ex shipping: general and our Arcade window. We also insulated. Sidelifter available have a special Gift with for delivery. Purchase on now as well. Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone ADULT 308-7772.


DO YOU STRUGGLE to get the lids of your jars? You need the worlds easiest jar opener, The Jarkey. So easy you simply pop it, don't twist it! Only $10.99. Available from Kitchen Kapers in The Arcade.

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL TO RENT: sunny three bedroom permanent material house, Netherby. Gas fire and heat pump. Double garage. No dogs. Phone 027 259 6193.

TO RENT: sunny, very tidy two bedroom unit, close to town. Heat pump, newly painted, older neighbours. Reference required. no dogs or smokers. Ph 03 302 6104, 027 220 4306.

SEXY and hot. Asian beauty, lady, 26 years, busty, professional service. Ph 021048-6053. YOUNG professional couple YAI MOO - New Asian, looking for small house to gorgeous, sexy, busty , spicy, rent in Ashburton area, urban soft skin, long hair, very good or rural, must be dog friendly, please phone 027 703 1547. massage. 021 048 6053.

Daily Events Wednesday 8.30am ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB. Good views of Lake Clearwater and more. All welcome, Phone Jenny 308-6862. Leave from Ashburton Courthouse, Baring Square West.

Hudson Leslie Happy 2nd Birthday to our dear wee man! Have a great day! Lots of love Mum, Dad and Declan. xxx

Milking Quality Grass and Lucerne for Sale.

• Research, treatment, provision of equipment in relation to, and the education and training of skilled persons relative to, the disease of cancer. • Research, development, education for, training and expansion of, the science and practice of agriculture. • The needs of young people who suffer physical or mental disabilities or have less chance in life than their peers.

BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. REAL ESTATE We also sell pet food. Call WANTED TO BUY. Sunny Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 front flat up to $225,000. 621, A/H 03 348 9439. Phone 027 408 9406.



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9.30am - 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 9.45am MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS. Monthly meeting, Doris Linton Lounge, Ashburton R.S.A. Cox Street.

Tuesday 9.30am JEAN’S LINE DANCE. Line dance low impact, Balmoral Hall, Cameron Street. 9.30am - 11.30am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome. Racquets can be hired. Sports Hall, Tancred Street.

10.00am ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am NEW ZEALAND SIGN LANGUAGE WEEK. Sign language taster class with Carol Smith. Ashburton Public Library, Havelock Street. 10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, upstairs. All welcome. 254 Cameron Street. 1.15pm TINWALD “500” CARDS. Come and play cards, all welcome. clothing. Tinwald Methodist Church. Cnr Archibald and Jane Streets, Tinwald. 9.30am - 1.30pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 10.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz, 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Large variety of toys for hire. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East.

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven.

9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Goodwill shop, sale of pre-loved

10.30am RAKAIA REAL WOMEN. Real women circuit training in the hall,

Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Euchre, all welcome. Waireka Croquet club, The Domain, Philip Street. 7.00pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7.00pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, beginner/ St Andrews Church, Bridge Street, Rakaia. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Instructor Annette 307-7138a/h. Tinwald hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Lodge Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm COLLEGIAN HOCKEY CLUB. Annual General Meeting, all welcome. Turf Pavilion. 7.30am EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Bi-Centenary presentation, Gospel to NZ - Marsden. 63 Princes Street. Street, the Domain. 2.00pm ASHBURTON GARDEN CLUB. Kay Holder day on hydroponics. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 2.30pm HINDS GARDEN CIRCLE. Afternoon tea, Bedrock Stonegrill, Allenton, Harrison Street.

1.00pm SCOTTISH SOCIETY INDOOR BOWLS. Bowls afternoon, all players welcome. Balmoral hall, Cameron Street.

7.30pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time / sequence dancing. Learn to dance, all welcome. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road.

1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong - no counting, beginners welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, Philip

7.30pm - 9.30pm ASHBURTON EMBROIDERERS GUILD. Own work, stitch and chat, Senior Centre, Cameron Street.


14 MAY 2014

HAVE YOUR SAY The Ashburton District Council adopted draft amendments to the Transportation & Parking Bylaw on 8 May 2014. The bylaw sets controls for parking, traffic and the use of roads within the district, excluding state highways controlled by the New Zealand Transport Agency. The draft amendments to the bylaw are now open for public comment, and Council wants to know what you think of the proposed changes. Copies of the full draft Transportation & Parking Bylaw, related documents and submission forms are available on the Council’s website or from Council offices, Rakaia Mobil and the Methven i-SITE. For more information on the draft Transportation & Parking Bylaw, visit Submissions will be received until 5.00pm, Thursday 19 June 2014.



Up & Coming

Road Closure

Extraordinary Council Meeting


Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that for the purpose of allowing Roscos Ashburton Wheels Week Committee to hold the Wheels Week Street Parade the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic (with the exception of emergency vehicles) for the period indicated hereunder.

An Extraordinary Council meeting will be held on Thursday 22 May 2014, commencing at 1.30pm.

Extraordinary Council Meeting Thursday 22 May 2014, 1.30pm

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the Commissioners’ recommendation in respect to the designation of land for a second urban bridge over the Ashburton River and associated road purposes.

Roads to be closed: Kermode Street, from East Street including all of Mona Square

Draft Annual Plan Submission Hearings Monday 26 May and Tuesday 27 May, 9.30am

The meeting will take place in the Council Chamber, located on the second floor of the Council offices at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.

Methven Community Board Monday 26 May 2014, 1.30pm

East Street, from State Highway 1 to Cameron Street Moore Street, from State Highway 1 to East Street Havelock Street, from State Highway 1 to Baring Square East

Members of the public are welcome to attend. The agenda will be available on the Council website from Monday 19 May 2014.

Cameron Street, from East Street to Victoria Street


Baring Square East, from Cameron Street to Havelock Street

Inspection of the Rating Information Database

Period of closure: From 9.00am until 12.00 noon, Sunday 18 May 2014 It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the roads for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure. Road Closure Ashburton District Council gives public notice of a road closure for the purpose of allowing the Ashburton Car Club to hold a Standing Quarter Mile Sprint (with the exception of emergency vehicles) for the period indicated hereunder. Roads to be closed: Winslow Willowby Road, from Longbeach Road intersection to 500 metres from the State Highway 1 intersection. Period of closure: From 9.30am to 5.00pm, Saturday 17 May 2014. This notice is made under the Local Government Act 1974 - Schedule 10 (11 (e)). It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the roads for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure.

The Rating Information Database of the Ashburton District Council is now available for inspection (without fee) at the office of the Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. It can be viewed during ordinary office hours, Monday to Wednesday 8.30am - 5.00pm, Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm. The Rating Information Database contains information required by Council to set and assess rates on each rating unit within the Ashburton District. Details include: name and postal address of the owner of the rating unit, rating valuation, services available or connected to the rating unit, legal description and the area of the rating unit. This notice is made as per Part 2, Section 27 and 28 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 and the Local Government (Rating) Amendment Act 2004.

COMMUNIT Y POOL The Ashburton Community Pool will be undertaking annual pool maintenance and will be closed from 3 June 2014 until 8 June 2014. For more information visit

PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740

Environmental Services Committee Meeting Thursday 29 May 2014, 1.30pm Service Delivery Committee Meeting Thursday 29 May 2014, to follow Environmental Services meeting

Tenders Standing Grass Removal WW-AG15 Ocean Farm Township Maintenance C626 Methven 2014/15 For more information, visit

ROAD SAFETY Country Roads are not Motorways There are obvious differences between motorways and country roads. Country roads are narrower, have more corners, less road markings and have rural activities happening on them. While both have a 100km speed limit, we need to drive at speeds that reflect our surroundings - is 100k ok on rural roads? To have your say and for more information visit Canterbury Road Safety’s facebook page


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Puzzles Wednesday, May 14, 2014 CRYPTIC


ACROSS 1. Nutrition consumed when eating sulphur maybe (7) 5. Haughty way to do one with lavish entertainment (5) 8. Is always in being given food in a hectic way (7) 9. Pursuit of a type frame one could engrave (5) 10. Decorative work with wood from my quarter perhaps (9) 12. It is allowed to return the vegetable (3) 13. He doesn’t work but is necessary to a set of bagpipes (5) 17. Old Mother joined bard at the centre (3) 19. Praise the Sappers first to bring them to one’s favour (9) 21. Girl responsible for the look of dark areas on the moon (5) 22. A bacterium involved the old boy in crime of a sort (7) 24. Be on one’s feet for a time shared at the wicket (5) 25. How soon rue may become oppressive (7)






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DOWN 1. Ill repute gained if many are involved in it (6) 2. Controls what’s excessive in non-u guns (7) 3. Masculine address is up to the king (3) 4. Check the accounts for gold bandit didn’t prohibit (5) 5. My red chap could be a very insensitive person (9) 6. Egg-producer is given nothing to change (5) 7. How lovely to be phantasmagorical! (6)

11. Surreptitious way to make an arrangement with the hundred (9) 14. A shake in the voice may be lot more awkward (7) 15. Gland that thus causes my upset (6) 16. They have nothing to do with such pulleys (6) 18. A pouch to rub up as it’s overturned (5) 20. Small character part in play is carved out of stone (5) 23. The rod is the remedy, right away (3)


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CRYPTIC Across 1. Caper 4. Desktop 8. Mores 9. Pairing 10. Lie 11. Larghetto 12. Moth 13. Itch 18. Narrative 20. À la 21. Accrues 22. Alert 23. Yiddish 24. Toyed Down 1. Complementary 2. Portent 3. Result 4. Deport 5. Slight 6. Twist 7. Pigeon-hearted 14. Tracery 15. Saluki 16. Kitsch 17. Repast 19. Riced QUICK Across 1. Gulf 8. Alteration 9. Pentacle 10. Exit 12. At odds 14. Enigma 15. Prompt 17. Mighty 18. Adze 19. Infantry 21. Impenitent 22. Sell Down 2. Unlettered 3. Fast 4. Stacks 5. Grieve 6. Steeping 7. Knot 11. Immaterial 13. Dampened 16. Trivia 17. Miffed 18. Aria 20. Nuts







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QUICK ACROSS 6. Blanket-like cloak (6) 7. Fleet (6) 10. Stay silent (4,3) 11. Remote in manner (5) 12. Took to court (4) 13. Checked cloth (5) 16. Legitimate (5) 17. Smudge (4) 20. Fusillade (5) 21. Popular cocktail (7) 22. Serviette (6) 23. Tawdry or tasteless (6)

DOWN 1. An organisation’s representative (12) 2. Took territory by conquest (7) 3. Primate (5) 4. Unpredictable (7) 5. Civic leader (5) 8. Initially (2,5,5) 9. Pistols and rifles (5-4) 14. Devilish (7) 15. Oval (7) 18. Graphic symbol on a computer (5) 19. Ancient priest (5)


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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) With financial tensions developing as income and financial forces prepare to go head to head there is a sense that this is going to work to your advantage. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) With tensions already building ahead of tomorrow’s Full Moon all escape routes are being blocked. This is not the time to fall asleep at the wheel. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) With Mercury already in your sign you’ve got your head in the game before your birthday month and new solar year begins, which is a mixed blessing. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) If you’ve been putting things in the ‘too hard’ basket you’ll no longer be able to get away with a life that is all work and no play. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Pressure on the Sun and your professional game to raise the bar brings home the importance of having work/life balance. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) The Moon is both challenging your excuses and providing the tools and resources needed to work smarter. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) With the Moon already in your financial sector ahead of tomorrow’s Full Moon listen to your financial instincts and emotional responses. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Before tomorrow’s Full Moon is due to bring some wakeup calls, work to ensure you have your eyes open and your head out of the sand. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) A call to pace yourself and work smarter is likely to be a case of preaching to the choir, knowing too well that this is something you need to do. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) With things getting busier on the work front and a turnaround on the career front next week, there is a chance to put your personal life first. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) Before any work/life balance issues come to a head, use the professional instincts triggered to get an intuitive read on what is and isn’t required. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Whether it’s the straw that broke the camel’s back or the right opportunity, get ready to lay your heart bare.

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NZ Situation

less than 30 fine

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers 30 to 59


isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder

Canterbury an Plains




60 plus








FZL: 1600m, rising to 1800m for a time

Rain, falling as snow above 1200m at first, clearing south of Arthur’s Pass in the morning and further north during the afternoon. Becoming fine in the south and west. Wind at 1000m: SW breezes developing. Wind at 2000m: S 30 km/h.

Rain clearing south of Ashburton in the morning and fine spells developing there. Rain clearing during the afternoon further north. Light winds.

TOMORROW Brief showers spreading north during the morning, then becoming fine. Southerly breezes dying out.


Fine. Wind at 1000m: Light winds. Wind at 2000m: S 35 km/h dying out



Fine. Northeasterlies developing in the morning.

Fine. Northwesterlies developing.


SATURDAY Mainly fine with northerly winds.

Mainly fine. Northwesterlies strengthening, rising to gale in exposed places.



Cloud increasing. Northwest breezes turn southerly later.

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BAKER, Ronald Thomas FURNISHERS Ewen (Dr) MNZM. Service MASTER No 4211681 RNZAF Flt.Lt, Nav 75 (NZ) Sqn and 158 MONUMENTAL MASON Sqn. – E.B. CARTER LTD Ron died at home surrounded For all your memorial by his family in Christchurch Canterbury owned, requirements on May 11, 2014. Aged 90 locally operated New headstones and designs years. Formerly of Ashburton. Renovations, Beloved husband of Patersons Additional inscriptions, Waveney (Wave) for 60 Cleaning and Concrete work Funeral Services years. Dearly loved father Carried out by qualified and father-in-law of Alison and Ashburton tradesmen. and Simon Rutherford, Bill 620 East Street Ashburton and Stephanie Devine Crematorium Ltd Ph/Fax 308 5369 (London), Stephen and Su Office and Chapel or 0274 357 974 Bargh, Margie and Struan Clark (Golden Bay). Proud, Corner East & Cox NZMMMA Member loving and loved Bapa to Streets, Ashburton Toby, Katie, and Max; grandad to Jess; Matt, and Anthony; Hamish, and Frances. Our deep gratitude to Sue Hamer and the staff at Fendalton Medical Centre, the Nurse Maude Association District Nurses and MID CANTERBURY Carers for their exemplary FUNERAL SERVICES professionalism and kindness to Ron. Messages to P.O. Galbraith’s provide choice! Box 76163, Northwood, Galbraith’s We have a team of highly respected, professional funeral directors and Christchurch 8548. Ron’s celebrants. We offer you complete funeral care including pre-arrangement, provide choice! and your choice of venue, funeral celebrants and catering. funeral service will be held at Phone Eddie anytime We believe that every life is unique and every person’s funeral needs to the Ashburton Aviation reflect their individualityCall - ask us howus we can be of assistance to you and on 308 9051 or Museum, Ashburton Airport, your family. Call us on 308 3980 Seafield Road, Ashburton on 308 3980 and visit our new premises at 021 267 5563 SATURDAY, May 17,or call in 246 or callHavelock in andStreet visit commencing at 1.30pm. To be followed by private our new premises at cremation at Ashburton. Rob Cope-Williams Eion McKinnon Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton



Television Wednesday, May 14, 2014


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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 11am Selling Houses Australia Monique and Thierry are having trouble selling their five-bedroom, three-bathroom family home in Castle Hill, even after dropping the asking price. Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR Kerry awaits her charge; Marlon is walking on eggshells; Sandy is saddened to see Ashley struggling. 0 1pm Coronation Street PGR 3 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me UK PGR 3 2pm Nashville PGR 3 0 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Rapid Response A bike rider’s career is on the line after being hit by a car; the team go to a hotel where a man has been followed into a lift and attacked; a fall from a ladder raises concern. 0 8pm Fair Go 0 8:30 House Husbands PGR 0 9:30 Nashville PGR 0 10:25 One News Tonight 0 10:55 Criminal Minds AO 3 0 12:50 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0 1:15 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 My Dream Derelict Home With Simon O’Brien. 7:30 Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors 8am Better Homes And Gardens 9:30 House Crashers 10am My Dream Home 11am Auction Hunters 11:30 Sarah Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare 12:30 The London Market 1:30 You Deserve This House 2:25 My Dream Derelict Home 3:30 Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors 4pm My Kitchen 4:30 The Cook And The Chef 5pm Candice Tells All 5:30 Carter Can 6pm Love Your Garden 6:30 Crashers 7pm American Restoration Mike and Frank travel the country looking for antique gold. 7:30 Ray Mears’ Bushcraft Everything you need to know to survive alone in the wilderness. 8:40 IFish 9:40 Matt Hayes’s 24-Hour Rod Race 10:30 The Café 11pm American Restoration 11:30 You Deserve This House


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors 1:30 Carter Can 2am The Cook And The Chef 2:30 My Kitchen 3am The Café AO 3:30 Matt Hayes’ 24-Hour Rod Race 4:30 Bath Crashers 5am Ray Mears’ Bushcraft


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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 3 0 6:52 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 6:55 Grizzly Tales 3 0 7:20 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Omniverse 0 8:15 Jake And The Neverland Pirates 3 0 8:35 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 Mike And Molly PGR 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm Bethenny 3pm According To Jim 3 0 3:30 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 Sanjay And Craig 0 3:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 4pm I’m In The Band 0 4:30 The 4:30 Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0

TV THREE 6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 The Nanny 3 0 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil AO A custody battle over a four-year-old girl is at issue. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR A secret belly-blasting weapon is revealed; three health resolutions. 2:30 Rachael Ray A father gets a new look; Laila Ali shares her secrets for a healthy lifestyle. 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show 4:25 Entertainment Tonight 4:55 The Block – Sky High 3 On Tuesday the homes are opened to the public before Wednesday’s auctions. 6pm 3 News

FOUR 6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 The Wild Thornberrys 3 7:55 Rugrats 3 8:20 Chuggington 8:30 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 8:45 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 8:55 Bob The Builder 3 9:05 Thomas And Friends 3 9:15 Peppa Pig 3 9:25 Wonder Pets 3 9:50 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV 4:30 Four Live 6pm Malcolm In The Middle 0 6:30 Just Shoot Me! 3 0


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6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 12:55 The Test PGR Celebrities and viewers answer moral questions. 1:50 Secret War PGR 3 2:55 One Man And His Campervan 3 3:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Hugh’s Three Good Things 3 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his guest chefs highlight free-range chicken.

6am Surfing – Men’s ASP Tour (Highlights) Margaret River Pro. 7am Football – Rise As One World War Truce. 7:30 Netball – ANZ Championship (Replay) Central Pulse v Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic. 9am Rugby – Super Rugby (Replay) Cheetahs v Force. 11am L Ice Hockey – NHL Pittsburgh v NY Rangers – Game Seven. 2pm Motorsport – GP2 Series (Replay) Circuit de BarcelonaCatalunya – Races One and Two. 4pm Motorsport – Acceleration Season Preview 5pm Motorcycling – Superbike World Championship (Highlights) 6pm Marathon – Marathon Des Sables (Highlights)

7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7pm The Simpsons 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR Toby 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 N The Face Australia PGR 7:30 Best of Top Gear PGR 3 breaks hearts, including his 7:30 N House Rules PGR 8:40 N Last Resort AO Orders 8:30 Elementary AO Holmes’s own; a new bad boy moves Team NSW hands over its to fire nuclear weapons lead latest investigation takes him in; Murray deceives Wendy. 0 house keys to its competition, the crew of a US submarine inside a professional dance 7:30 My Kitchen Rules PGR My which has seven days to to seek refuge after being company. Kitchen Rules goes to Perth, transform the Sydney home attacked under suspicious 9:30 Crossfire Hurricane AO 3 where hosts Kelly and Chloe before judging. 0 circumstances. serve their global flavours. 0 8:40 3rd Degree 9:40 N Burn Notice AO Michael 10:30 N Back Benches works with his old agency to go 8:55 2 Broke Girls PGR Deke takes Current affairs programme after the people who burned Max home – and it is a real hosted by Samantha Hayes him in a case that takes the dump. 0 and Duncan Garner. group to Venezuela. 9:25 Once Upon a Time 0 9:35 Bouncers AO 0 10:35 N Breakout Kings AO 0 10:25 Supernatural AO 0 10:30 The Paul Henry Show

7pm Motorsport – GP2 Series (Replay) Circuit de BarcelonaCatalunya – Races One and Two. 9pm Motorsport – FIA Formula One Championship (Highlights) De Espana Pirelli Grand Prix. 9:30 Golf World 10pm The Crowd Goes Wild 10:30 Cycling – Giro D’Italia (Highlights) Stage Four – Giovinazzo to Bari.

11:25 F Sullivan And Son PGR 0 11:55 Feedback AO 3 12:20 Hotel Hell AO 3 0 1:15 Infomercials 2:20 Rizzoli And Isles AO 3 0 3:05 Make It Or Break It PGR 3 3:50 Jeremy Kyle USA PGR 4:40 The 4:30 Show 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

11pm Cycling – Tour Of California 11:30 Pacific Sport 360 Midnight Motorsport – FIA Formula One Championship 12:30 Jetsprinting – New Zealand Championships 1am Super Rugby Review 1:30 #SkyRugby – Breakdown 2am Rugby – Super Rugby 4am Rugby – Super Rugby

11pm House Rules PGR (Starting Today) 3 0 12:05 NCIS – Los Angeles AO 3 1:05 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

11:30 Entertainment Tonight 11:55 Infomercials

11:30 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. 12:30 Home Shopping 1:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2am Home Shopping

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 2 3pm Kai Time On The Road 3 3:30 Rolie Polie Olie 3 2 4pm Miharo 2 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Toi Whakaari 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga o te Motu 3

THE BOX 6am SVU MV 6:45 The Simpsons PG 7:10 Hardcore Pawn PGL 7:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8am Monk PGV 8:50 Criminal Intent MV 9:40 Law And Order MV 10:30 CSI – Miami MV 11:20 Falling Skies MV 12:10 Da Vinci’s Demons 18VLS 1:05 Criminal Intent MV 1:55 SVU MV 2:45 Monk PGV 3:35 Raw MC 6:35 The Simpsons PG 7pm Hardcore Pawn PGL 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 NCIS PGV 9:30 Hawaii Five-O MVC 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV


12:30 Monk PGV 1:20 SVU MV 2:10 Law And Order MV 3am NCIS PGV 3:50 Hawaii Five-O MVC 4:40 Most Shocking M 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Karanga – The First Voice Taupunakohe travels to the East Coast to meet some Ngati Porou kaikaranga. 8pm Whare Taonga 8:30 Tautohetohe PGR 9:30 Te Tepu 2 10pm Te Kauta 10:30 Native Affairs 3 11:30 Te Kaea 3 2 Midnight Closedown

DISCOVERY 6am Call 911 M 6:30 Deadliest Catch PG No Mercy. 7:30 Man v Wild PG Global Survivor Guide. 8:30 MythBusters PG More Myths Revisited. 9:30 Mighty Planes PG 10:30 Building The World Cup PG 11:30 I Married A Mobster M No Way Out. Noon I Married A Mobster M Jekyll and Hyde. 12:30 True Crime With Aphrodite Jones M Good People, Badlands. 1:30 Dead Of Night M 2:30 Manhunt M 3:30 Alaska – The Last Frontier M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 MythBusters PG 6:30 Auction Hunters PG 7:30 Naked Castaway PG 8:30 Yukon Men M 10:30 Tickle M 11pm Southern Fried Homicide M


Midnight Nightmare Next Door M 1am Deadly Affairs M 2am River Monsters PG 3am Deadliest Catch PG 4am Man v Wild PG 5am River Monsters PG

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7:05 16-Love PG 2012 Romantic Comedy. Lindsey Shaw, Chandler Massey. 8:35 The Making Of The Bourne Legacy MV 9am Resident Evil – Retribution 16V 2012 Action. Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory. 10:35 This Is 40 16LS 2012 Comedy. Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann. 12:50 Red Dawn MVL 2012 Action. Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson. 2:25 16-Love PG 2012 Romantic Comedy. Lindsey Shaw, Chandler Massey. 3:55 Resident Evil – Retribution 16V 2012 Action. Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory. 5:30 Finding A Family PG 2011 Drama. 7pm Inappropriate Comedy 16LS 2013 Comedy. 8:30 Seeking Justice 16VLS 2011 Thriller. 10:15 Back In The Day 16LS 2014 Comedy. 11:55 The Pact 16VL 2012 Horror.

6:50 Me, Myself And Irene MC 2000 Comedy. Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger, Chris Cooper. 8:45 Sweet Home Alabama PGL 2002 Romantic Comedy. Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey. 10:35 Enough 16V 2002 Thriller. Jennifer Lopez, Juliette Lewis, Noah Wyle. 12:30 Harrison’s Flowers 16VL 2001 Drama. Adrien Brody, Andie MacDowell. 2:30 Me, Myself And Irene MC 2000 Comedy. Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger, Chris Cooper. 4:25 Spider-Man MV 2002 Action. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Defoe. 6:30 It’s Complicated MC 2009 Romantic Comedy. Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin. 8:30 The Brave One 16VL 2007 Action. Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Nicky Katt. 10:35 Hairspray PGS 2007 Comedy Musical. Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta.

1:25 Inappropriate Comedy 16LS 2013 Comedy. 2:50 Seeking Justice 16VLS 2011 Thriller. 4:35 Back In The Day 16LS 2014 Comedy.

12:30 Bring It On PGR 2000 Drama. 2:10 Spider-Man MV 2002 Action. 4:10 It’s Complicated MC 2009 Romantic Comedy.



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6:30 Marathon – Rotorua Marathon (Highlights) 7:30 The Golf Fix Hosted by Michael Breed. 8:30 Golf – Feherty Guests include Jack Nicklaus, Paul Azinger, Lee Westwood, Bobby Knight and more. 9:30 Golf – Playing Lessons Natalie Gulbis. Golf tips. 10am Golf Central 10:30 Sky Sports News UK 11am Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) The Players Championship – Round Four. Noon Netball – ANZ Championship (Replay) Southern Steel v Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic. 1:30 Netball – ANZ Championship (Replay) West Coast Fever v NSW Swifts. 3pm Rugby League – NSW Cup (Replay) Warriors v Mounties. 5pm Marathon – Rotorua Marathon (Highlights) 6pm Sky Sport – What’s On 6:30 Rugby League – 40/20 7pm Golf Central 7:30 Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (Replay) From Doha. 9:30 NRL 360


12:30 Arena Access 1am Fox Sports News 1:30 NRL 360 All things NRL. 2:30 Netball – ANZ Championship (Highlights) Mainland Tactix v Central Pulse. 3am Netball – ANZ Championship (Highlights) Southern Steel v Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic. 3:30 Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Warriors v Raiders. 4am Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Cowboys v Broncos. | Compiled by

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Slade, Barrett hit the big time BY PATRICK MCKENDRY

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Cross-country stars make Aoraki bid Ashburton College sportsman Matthew Beveridge defended his senior boys’ cross-country title with a quick time yesterday. Beveridge lined up with 71 fellow pupils at the Tinwald Domain in drizzly conditions to add to his previous years’ titles with an impressive 14min 35secs for the 4.5km event.

His female counterpart, Maddie Evans, won the 3km senior girls’ race with a time of 12.14 while Veronica Wall won the junior girls in 12.15. Matthew Clough put forward a strong time in the 3km junior boys’ race with 10.06. Ashburton College sports co-ordinator Dave Naldrett said he saw some

strong racing from those who turned out at the optional event. Others treated it as a training run and an opportunity to earn house points. He said five of the top competitors in each category would go through to the Aoraki Cross-Country Championships on June 4 in a bid to make the cut for the South Island Championships.

First-fives are responsible for creating opportunities for others, but in the cases of All Blacks’ hopefuls Beauden Barrett and Colin Slade, they are steering their way into the spotlight in the absence of the resting Dan Carter and injured Aaron Cruden. With Carter unavailable for next month’s three-test series against England, it will be up to Cruden, Barrett or Slade to fill the No10 jersey. Cruden is next on the pecking order behind Carter, but his broken thumb suffered in round eight has ruled him out of the Chiefs’ past five games. He is likely to be available for their match against the Hurricanes in Wellington after this weekend’s bye. Even if Cruden does play in that match at the Cake Tin on May 24, and the next fixture against the Waratahs in New Plymouth, his build-up to the first test against England at Eden Park on June 7 will be limited, but the All Blacks’ selectors will be confident of his ability to step up to the test battle. They will probably think the enforced rest has been beneficial to a player who has had to manage his training workload carefully over the past few years. In any case, the form of Barrett and Slade, the other two No10s named in the All Blacks’ training squad this week, will comfort the selectors. Both have been outstanding for their respective Hurricanes’ and Crusaders’ teams, both of whom are still well in the play-off mix. Barrett remains ranked behind Cruden, but of the two, it is Slade’s performances which have been the most surprising. Injury-free, finally, after a horror run of groin, jaw and ankle injuries, Slade has been a big reason why the Crusaders have won their last five matches in such impressive fashion. His efforts against the Reds Sunday were among his best. - APNZ


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