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Would you board flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th? For superstitious travellers that might be tempting fate. But Finnair passengers on AY666 to Helsinki — which has the three letter designation HEL — didn’t seem too bothered. Friday’s flight was almost full. Finnair pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto, who piloted the flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki, said “it has been quite a joke among the pilots.” Friday the 13th is considered bad luck in many countries and the number 666 also has negative biblical associations. Some airlines take these fears seriously and don’t have seat row 13 on board.




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The grumpy-looking, gelatinous blobfish has won a public vote to become the official mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society. This gives the fish the unofficial title of world’s ugliest animal. The society began as a science-themed comedy night and devised its mascot campaign to draw attention to “aesthetically challenged” threatened species. The blobfish tops a list that includes the huge-nosed proboscis monkey, the similarly afflicted pig-nosed turtle, an amphibian affectionately known as a “scrotum frog” and pubic lice.

Fourteen rare Okarito rowi kiwi have been taken to vets in the North Island with sore bottoms. The birds have gone to Palmerston North’s Massey University’s Wildbase Hospital and Wellington Zoo’s Nest wildlife veterinary clinic. They were staying on a predator-free island in the Marlborough Sounds before being returned to Okarito, when Department of Conservation staff noticed things were not quite right. The birds needed treatment a few times a day, and that could not happen on the island. She stressed that it was a minor infection, possibly yeast, and the vets were not alarmed.

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On the couch - Australia v Argentina, Rugby Channel, Saturday 9.55pm. If the All Blacks v South Africa doesn’t satiate your appetite for international rugby, catch the Wallabies facing off against the Pumas live from the Subiaco Oval in Perth. Out of Town - Kaikoura Whale Run, Kaikoura Suburban School. Kaikoura’s annual running event offers















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A Maori woman has reportedly been refused entry to a public bath in Japan because of her ta moko facial tattoo. Japanese news source the Mainichi reported that the 60-year-old Maori language lecturer had been in the town of Biratori for a conference on indigenous languages. Mainichi reported that the woman was in a group of 10 people who were refused entry to the baths because of her ta moko. When one member of the group claimed the decision was discriminatory, staff reportedly said the facility prohibited entry to anyone with tattoos to put customers at ease.

A team of researchers who found that people think they are more attractive when drinking alcohol, have scooped an Ig Nobel prize for their work. The researchers from France and the US confirmed the “beer goggle effect” also works on oneself. Ig Nobel awards are a humorous spooflike version of their more sober cousins, the Nobel prizes. Winners have 60 seconds to make a speech to avoid being booed off stage by an eight-year-old girl.



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A return to winter By Patrice Dougan

‘Daunting’ repair job Tuesday’s storm damaged hundreds of irrigators across Canterbury, and now Irrigation NZ is calling on the Government to fast-track working visas to help farmers get back on their feet. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 110913-tM-043

By Myles HuMe

Irrigation NZ has asked the Government to fast-track visas for international specialists as local workers face the “daunting” job of repairing hundreds of damaged irrigators. Irrigation NZ boss Andrew Curtis said yesterday he would approach Government ministers and ask them to allow irrigation experts from mainly the US to temporarily work in New Zealand following the devastating storm on Tuesday. It is estimated more than 800 irrigators in Canterbury are damaged, with some Mid Canterbury irrigation companies beginning to call in overseas help as they face months of repair work. Immigration New Zealand told the Guardian they had been approached by Mr Curtis and would “give priority to the processing of any applications

It is estimated more than 800 irrigators in Canterbury are damaged

lodged” from US citizens. Staff at Rainer Irrigation were already run off their feet before the storm, but now face the massive task of repairing hundreds of damaged irrigators in a race against time. For Rainer Irrigation owner Gavin Briggs, it has been bitter-sweet as he faces months of extra business while having to manage the wellbeing of staff. “The down side is it puts pressure on everyone. “We know the irrigation season is coming and yet we have got all this gear lying on the ground so it’s quite daunting for staff after we were going so

well with building,” Mr Briggs said. With dairy herds moving into their peak production season and crop tilling under way, Mr Briggs said there could be serious repercussions for a district like Mid Canterbury that is heavily reliant on irrigation. Mr Briggs now had 50 men on the ground working on repairs split into 10 teams, while one group would continue with new builds. Mr Curtis this week said it could take up to four months to repair irrigators, with some companies already ordering supplies from overseas and

PREVENTING DAMAGE Irrigation NZ chief Andrew Curtis says for farmers to avoid irrigators being damaged in future storms like Tuesday’s, farmers should: ■ Keep irrigators away from shelter belts so they are not fallen on ■ Weigh them down with concrete filled drum and strops ■ Face them into the wind

seeking extra staff from Australia and the US to speed up the repair process. Mr Curtis said initial feedback from farmers was insurance companies were “pretty good” with rural insurer FMG already receiving 900 claims.

Snow is expected down to low levels in the South Island this weekend, continuing the wintry conditions which have marked a miserable start to spring. A weather advisory has been issued by MetService for snow down to sea level in Southland, Clutha and Dunedin. A “very cold” southwest flow is set to spread over the southern South Island on Saturday, prompting a return of winter woollies. While snowfalls are not expected to be heavy enough to warrant a snow warning, 5 to 10cm of snow may accumulate in Southland, Clutha and Dunedin above about 200 metres, MetService said. Southwest winds are likely to rise to gale force about the coast and hilltops during Saturday. Farmers have been warned to “prepare for strong winds and snowy conditions, and shelter any vulnerable livestock”. Motorists have also been advised to take care, as snowfalls may affect some roads in Southland and Otago. The North Island meanwhile, will see a damp weekend, with showers in most places. MetService meteorologist Dan Corbett said weather would “gradually settle down after quite an active week”. “A lingering low will make it a damp start to the weekend across the North Island, but elsewhere it should be improving with the exception of a few showers in places,” he said. “A passing trough will usher in some colder air down south with some wintry showers to low levels by Saturday night.” - APNZ

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Cheating ‘a disservice to school, pupils’ By Myles HuMe

Under pressure schools that have fudged their national standards data are cheating themselves and their pupils, Mid Canterbury principals say. Yesterday, New Zealand Principals’ Federation president Philip Harding revealed anecdotal stories of schools rerunning tests and helping pupils in reading, writing and maths tests to embellish national standards

data. Some critics say since the Ministry of Education controversially made the data public and therefore comparable, it has forced schools to put huge focus on English and maths, and even led to some schools cheating the system. Methven Primary principal Chris Murphy said “coming out with a false positive is doing a disservice to the kids and the school itself ”. “I can see that some schools

are facing competition or dwindling rolls, and the temptation is going to be there to fudge the results,” he said. “Eventually you are going to get found out, with kids going on to high school or even if they change schools, it will become obvious.” Mr Murphy said he did not pay much attention to how the results looked externally, but they were important when looking to plan for the internal

needs of the school and pupils. Hampstead School principal Peter Melrose questioned why schools would cheat when reporting of national standards across New Zealand was inconsistent. Ashburton Borough principal Sam Winterbourn eluded to a similar point in his latest newsletter, pointing to reports that found teacher judgment on national standards was 60 per cent accurate.

The Ministry of Education is in the process of producing the The Progress and Consistency Tool – known as PaCT which is a web-based tool being designed to help teachers make consistent judgments for all schools to use. However, Education advocates have called for their counterparts to boycott the tool, saying it would not paint the clear picture of individual progress of children.

100 residents still without power after storm By Myles HuMe

EA Networks is remaining hopeful 100 Mid Canterbury residents still without power will have their electricity restored by tomorrow night. EA Networks hoped to have all network lines up and running by last night, and managed to revive several more areas yesterday after Tuesday’s storm wreaked havoc across the district. Last night, linesmen were still hoping to restore power in Coldstream and Dromore, while residents on State Highway 1 in Ealing, Emersons, Griggs, Hamptons, Junction, Surveyors, Ealing and Winslow Roads will hopefully have their power back on today. Homes in the Rakaia Gorge, Pudding Hill and Chertsey Road are likely to have their power back Sunday. EA Networks district manager Brendon Quinn said that equated to about 100 homes needing restoration off the network lines, after an estimated 8000 Mid Canterbury homes lost power from the storm. He said those customers remained a priority for the more than 60 staff on the ground, be-

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Cast raring to get show under way BY SUSAN SANDYS


Ashburton’s Jane Leonard is belting out three solos as part of NASDA’s Hair production this weekend, so it is just as well she doesn’t believe in nerves. “You should not be nervous unless you have something to be nervous about,” she said. The 20-year-old and fellow NASDA students have been undertaking Hair rehearsals at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre this week leading up to opening night last night. Ms Leonard plays lead protester Sheila Franklin, and as such sings solos I Believe In Love, Easy To Be Hard and Good Morning Star Shine. She said she had been avoiding dairy and too much sugar to keep her voice primed. Some cast members had had colds, but besides a little hayfever she was in top shape and ready and raring to go. “We are all just pushing through and keeping each other healthy,” she said. She was enjoying the bare-foot hippy style of dressing, especially as her style in real life was “kind of bohemian”. “So it’s kind of a little bit close to what I would wear,” she said. By yesterday afternoon the Friday evening premier had almost sold out. A NASDA spokesperson said tickets were also selling quickly for Saturday night, while there were still plenty left for both the Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon performances.

Bare feet and psychedelic clothing has been the order of the day for Ashburton’s Jane Leonard this week. She is pictured with Nathan Munn (left) as Berger and Chris McRae as Claude.

Police officer out of hospital A police officer who was attacked during a traffic stop in south Auckland on Saturday night has been released from hospital. Sergeant Simon Tate was punched, kicked and had his head stomped after stopping a vehicle in Otara. Mr Tate was released from Middlemore Hospital yesterday and would continue his recovery at home, police said in a statement. He had surgery this week and may still require further operations on his facial fractures. “Police are very pleased with the speed at which he has recovered from his brutal injuries sustained in the weekend

and news of his discharge from hospital was met with relief by friends and colleagues,” the statement said. Mr Tate had received messages of support and visits from a wide range of people including the sheriff ’s department in Waushara County, Wisconsin, local politicians and the Police Commissioner Peter Marshall. Mr Tate and his partner, Constable Lisa Ross, wished to thank the public, the police and hospital staff for support. “We’ve been well supported by everyone this week and we’re really thankful that Simon is recovering well,” Ms Ross said. - APNZ


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New 20-bed facility planned By susan sandys

Methven Aged Person’s Welfare Association is proposing to demolish Methven House and build a community-funded 20bed facility on newly donated land. More than 200 people turned out to a public meeting on the future of the rest home at the Mt Hutt Memorial Hall on Thursday night, where the association committee released details of its plan. Those attending heard how the days of Methven House as it stands today were numbered. Secretary and treasurer Cathie Connew said she believed within five to 10 years it would close due to any number of factors. It could be another earthquake which damaged the building as it was not up to earthquake code, it could be that it stopped attracting residents as it lacked ensuites and single rooms, or it did not have facilities for the right equipment required for increasingly fragile clients. “Something is going to give in the relatively short term,” she said. The concept for the upgraded or new Methven House would be to create an aged care facility which was home for up to 20 residents, including six resi-

dents who may require specialised dementia care, on donated land on Grace Ireland Drive. The committee could also construct retirement village units. MAPWAI chairperson Colin Lill and Ms Connew presented a report from consultants Novak and Middleton, who recommended the new site was the better option. Reasons included it was 50 per cent bigger, offered room for expansion, was the more economical option over renovating the current home, and would have no impact on residents during construction. It would cost $6 to $8 million, and a further consultant’s report by Grant Thornton suggested the community could not expect a return from the capital invested to build the facility, although extra retirement village units could increase profitability. The association had about $100,000 in reserve funds, and there was a possible $650,000 to come from selling the Morgan Street site where Methven House is currently. Mr Lill presented a table suggesting a scale of annual gifts over a five year period which could add up to $6m. “The challenge is how far each individual can go up the table,” he said. The meeting was generally

supportive, but Mr Lill did not go through with a show of hands when someone from the floor suggested it. He said a survey would be distributed shortly.

“It’s a big task, it’s all very well for the community to say yes go ahead and do it - but it’s a lot of money so remember that when you fill out the survey,” he said.

‘You have one shot and one shot only’ - judge A man convicted of his seventh drink-driving offence has been told to “sort out” his issues with alcohol before he kills someone. In Dunedin District Court yesterday, Judge Dominic Flatley told Jason Noel Scott, 30, that if he failed to address his issue with alcohol he would go to prison again. “You have one shot and one shot only,” Judge Flatley told

him. Scott had six previous convictions before his sentence yesterday for driving with excess breath alcohol (third or subsequent charge) and careless driving after he lost control of a vehicle on State Highway 8, Cromwell Gorge, on May 4 and hit a crash barrier. The vehicle had no warrant of fitness and was unlicensed and Scott recorded 512mcg of

alcohol per litre of breath. Judge Flatley said Scott was last before the court in 2009 and had been sentenced to prison twice, once in 2005 for six months and again in 2009 for seven months, but it had not had the “desired effect”. “You are a young man and you need to change your ways.” He was prepared to give him “a shot” but if Scott did not

change his ways and take the opportunity to deal with his issues about alcohol he would be back before the courts. Scott was sentenced to 15 months’ intensive supervision and 250 hours’ community work suspended for eight weeks. He was also disqualified from driving or holding a licence for two years and ordered to pay reparation of $849. - APNZ

Train driver calls it a day By Rosie Manins After almost 50 years and 60,000 sandwiches, Dunedin train driver Les Box is hanging up his hat. The KiwiRail employee has retired, the last former New Zealand Rail steam engine driver to do so. Mr Box, 65, said he would not miss the alarm clock, but he would not give up his routine completely. “I love sandwiches and I’ll continue to eat them. I’ve had 60,000 - six a day and almost all of them made by my sweetie,” he said. “There aren’t any corner dairies on the railway track, although I’ve had the odd McGregor’s pie at night when we’ve stopped and gone round to the back of the bakery for a fresh one.” Growing up near the railway line in Port Chalmers, Mr Box aspired to be a train driver and after studying at King Edward Technical College he started work as a cleaner in the steam engine sheds opposite the Oval. His “apprenticeship” lasted 11 years and saw him trained as a fireman for the shunting yard, a second-grade engine driver, an express train fireman and finally a first-grade driver for passenger trains. He retired as an express freight train driver for KiwiRail and said his career on the tracks had been everything he had hoped for and more. Highlights included firing the JA 1250 - the last steam-pulled timetabled train in New Zealand. He was also a driver on the last Southerner passenger train journey. He hoped his retirement would include overseas travel, especially on steam trains. “My whole career has been a highlight. It’s the best job I’ve ever had, and the only one.” - APNZ

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Fatal blast ripped families apart By Lane nichoLs Ian Winson lost more than just his legs in a fatal explosion which claimed the life of his Watercare Services Ltd colleague - he lost happiness and the “pleasures” of life. His employer, the Auckland City Council-owned wastewater company, was yesterday fined $81,000 and ordered to pay $315,000 in reparations to the victims of the blast. The company had previously pleaded guilty to two charges laid under the Health and Safety in Employment Act in relation to the June 4, 2011 explosion. Leaking gas from the Vector network apparently ignited in a Onehunga waterpipe when a contractor fired up a blowtorch. The explosion that ripped through the underground pipe killed Watercare employee Philomen Gulland, 48. Mr Winson, an engineer, suffered

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horrific injuries and later had both his legs amputated above the knee. Several other workers were injured. Victims gave harrowing accounts of the tragedy’s aftermath yesterday before Judge Rob Ronayne at Auckland District Court. Judge Ronayne said Water-

care had been aware of previous incidents of leaking gas in the area and that pipes were being replaced. The health and safety failings had cost Ms Gulland her life and left other workers maimed and suffering ongoing psychological effects. “Mr Winson’s disability and loss of life’s pleasures are ter-

rible and permanent.” He fined the company $81,000 and ordered reparation payments totalling $315,000, but admitted it was “an impossible task” to place monetary value on lost lives or survivors’ injuries. Contractor Canadian Pacific Limited (CPL) is defending two charges under the Health and Safety in Employment Act in relation to the blast. Outside court, Watercare Services chief executive Mark Ford said he was “shattered” after listening to the victims’ statements. The company regretted the accident and accepted the financial penalties. “It will of course never bring Philomen back. “This is not something we can forget. We do sincerely hope today can bring some kind of closure to those affected by this accident.” - APNZ

Charged with murder Two wounded in shooting By andrew ashton

Acting Detective Inspector Colin Blackie said it was believed more than one other person had also been involved. He said it was believed the people who were involved in Mr McFarlane’s death were known to him and that the incident was not a random act. “They knew what address they were going to and who was likely to be at that address,” he said. Police would also like to hear from anyone who saw a grey Nissan Skyline involved in a short police pursuit on State Highway 1 early on Wednesday. The vehicle was believed to have been driving around the Maheno and Elderslie areas, before it was seen on SH1. The vehicle had since been impounded by police, but was thought to be linked to Mr McFarlane’s death. - APNZ

A teenager from Palmerston has been charged with the murder of dairy worker Justin McFarlane but police say they are still seeking others who may have been involved. Mr McFarlane, 35, of Elderslie, was found dead in his house at 4.30am on Wednesday, by a workmate who was concerned he had not turned up for work. He had been killed in what police described as a violent attack. Palmerston teenager Steven Kenneth Boskell, 18 was arrested and charged with Mr McFarlane’s murder on Thursday night. Boskell appeared in Dunedin District Court yesterday and was remanded in custody by consent to reappear in the High Court at Timaru on October 1. NG

searched. Pupils and staff at Kawerau kura kaupapa Maori school Te Whata Tau o Putauaki were told to stay indoors while armed police descended on the two houses yesterday. An employee at a local dairy said police had surrounded a house and had let off smoke bombs. She said the police had been around the area for much of the morning but she had only started to see armed police over the past couple of hours. Acting Area Commander Greg Standen said indications were that the two shot men were targeted by a group. “We have nothing to suggest that there are fears for anyone else’s safety at this stage. I want to reassure the community that we are across this incident; we have a large number of staff in the area and are confident that we can move towards an early resolution.” - APNZ

Fraud charges Name suppression has lapsed for a Masterton woman accused of fraud involving more than $17,000 taken from a business of which she is listed as sole director. When the case against RachelleAnn Rawlinson, 37, was called in Masterton District Court yesterday, her lawyer Ian Hard said she wasn’t able to attend because she couldn’t travel from New Plymouth. The registrar noted name suppression, granted at her last appearance, had lapsed. Rawlinson is facing one charge of with intent to obtain pecuniary advantage and two counts of gaining by deception $4000 and $13,700. She was remanded on existing bail conditions to reappear on September 19 to plead to the charges. - APNZ

House fire Firefighters were busy last evening tackling a blaze at a house in central Auckland. The property, on Parkfield Terrace in Grafton, went up in flames shortly before 7pm. Auckland shift manager, Steve Smith said the house was well ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene. - APNZ

Internet troll fined Former Rotorua teenager Tristan Barker’s application to have an assault conviction discharged was rejected when he appeared in the Rotorua District Court yesterday. Barker, 18, appeared in the Rotorua District Court yesterday for sentencing for an assault on Australia’s Seven Network’s Today Tonight reporter Dave Eccleston in Rotorua in March. He was convicted and ordered to pay $500 for emotional harm and reparation. - APNZ

Sawmill fined A sawmill has been convicted and fined a total of $20,000 and ordered to pay $10,000 reparation for discharging contaminants to the air six times last year. on six occasions from March to August 2012. Bay of Plenty Regional Council brought the prosecution against Mamaku Sawmilling Company following complaints from neighbours about soot from its timbermill at Ngongotaha near Rotorua. - APNZ


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It was World Suicide Prevention Day earlier this week, prompting one Ashburton woman to tell her story of what it is like to be driven to commit such a serious act. Susan Sandys reports. ‘Cheryl’ is on the path to recovery after three suicide attempts.


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shburton woman Cheryl (not her real name) is bubbly and charming. She works in customer service and often people will remark on her friendly nature. “It’s basically a mask people put on so others don’t know,” she said. She did not want to give her name for this story as she would not want her customers or fellow workers to know of her inner struggles. Plus she enjoyed her job, so wanted to keep it, and did not want to deal with the stigma often associated with mental health issues. Her inner struggles are depression and suicidal tendens out cies. In her early 30s today, Cheryl ice back first began to suffer depresm into sion at the age of 19 after she

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was raped by a boyfriend. The depression did not lift and she went to see a psychiatrist in Christchurch. “He was really arrogant, he didn’t seem to really care, he said - you are not bad enough to need help,” she said. Cheryl thought she would prove him wrong and at the age of 20 tried to overdose on Panadol and laxatives. She admits now it was a cry for help. Within half an hour of taking the tablets she phoned her course tutor whom she knew well, who took her to hospital. She recovered with mental health care and counselling support, but in January this year once again found herself in a low place. She had joined a sports club and found bullying comments from one or two

of the male members, such as ‘when is your baby due?’ insinuating she was overweight, got to her. Although a healthy weight, she had a negative body image and had suffered an eating disorder in the past. Her psychologist was finetuning her antidepressant medication at the time, and could not prescribe the more expensive tablets she needed until she had tried another one. One Sunday evening she took 30 anti-depressant pills, and within half an hour started to feel dizzy, sweat profusely and have heart palpitations. She remembered she had a crisis line phone number in her cell phone, which she had put there many months ago but never used. She phoned it, and

the operator told her to call an ambulance. Cheryl overdosed on tablets again a couple of months ago, and this time went to her neighbours. They called an ambulance. She said she was grateful to those neighbours who continued to support her to this day. “They say it doesn’t matter what time of day or night, if I need help, even if you’re in your pyjamas, knock on the door and come and see us.” Cheryl found out what it was like for friends and relatives of those attempting to commit suicide just a month ago when a friend sent her a text, saying he wanted to get out. It ended up not being as serious as what she had interpreted, as he was meaning out of the city he was

living in, rather than ending his life. After that experience she realised how her parents must have felt when they heard about her suicide attempts. “I said to my mum ‘I’m not doing it anymore, I’m actually just going to ring for help’. No matter how hard it is, I don’t want mum and dad to go through that.” She believes she is now on the road to recovery, as she is taking the correct antidepressant medication and receiving good counselling support. And the advice she had for others who were considering suicide was to talk to a trusted friend, family member or other person such as a member of the local church, or phone one of the crisis lines in their telephone directory.

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Two-hundred-and-twenty-six years of combined heritage will come crumbling to the ground today as the Methven Public Library and Methven Historical Society are demolished. Both buildings have unique histories, finds Guardian reporter Susan Sandys.

The Methven Public Library as it stood before earthquakes, a drunk driver and this week’s windstorm damaged it. Photo suPPlied


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he tragic loss of an English hunter at Pudding Hill in 1883 was a crucial event in the establishment of the Methven Public Library. Prominent pioneers had formed the library committee three years earlier, and bought 25 pounds worth of books and stored them at the town’s school and the Mt Hutt Roads Board Office, which is Methven’s oldest building and still stands today. The committee included names such as Robert Patton, who named Methven, and others whom streets in the town are named after, including Edward Chapman, William Morgan, G H Alington and Julian and Thomas Jackson. In June of 1883 Englishman Hugh Andrew Anderson was lost while on a hunting trip in the Pudding HIll area. His body was never recovered, but his grieving relatives forwarded a large sum to reward the searchers. Early library minutes do not record the amount, nor how the money came to be handed over to the library committee. Writer Ray McCausland suggested in his historical book Unto The Hills that the searchers declined the money and Mr Anderson’s relatives asked them to nominate a charity. Library minutes record that a letter of thanks was sent to the relatives regarding the “handsome donation”. The money, along with a 200 pound grant from the Ashburton County Council was used to build the library in 1883, at a price of about 387 pounds. The committee voted the sum of 10 pounds be committed for a pastel drawing of the late Mr Anderson. This was framed, and hung in the library for many years, before being safely put into storage. The building had about one quarter of its space dedicated to living quarters for the resident librarian, the first of whom was Mr J H Stone. One of Mr Stone’s sons James was born on the premises on December 10, 1885. As small and modest as the building might seem today, it was of great use

to early Methven residents. It was used by lodges and other bodies as a meeting venue, and at one time a dentist who visited Methven fortnightly operated from there. The Education Board used it for home science classes. For some reason the library appears to have been closed from 1901 to 1906; no records were kept at the time. Other than that the small Italianite building proudly decorated with the words Methven Public Library, and the year 1883, served the town’s bookworms well right up until the Canterbury earthquakes. After the September 4, 2010, quake it was red stickered. More earthquakes and more damage followed as the library committee grappled with its future. And as much as the start to the library’s life was interesting, its ending was colourful. A drunk Irishman crashed through it on a weekday afternoon in December 2011. He unsuccessfully tried to back his car out, then made for an exit on foot before being wrestled to the ground by the manager of neighbouring Abisko Lodge. The crash, which took out most of one side of the building, was seen as the final nail in the coffin by the library committee. But members had to battle the New Zealand Historic Places Trust which wanted it saved. The case went to a hearing and last year commissioner Patrica Hart granted permission for both the library and Methven Historical Society to demolish their buildings. Both groups want to build new premises, perhaps combining on the library site, which will give more space and modern utilities for servicing a growing township. Unlike the library, the Methven Historical Society building, on Bank Street, was constructed for a completely different purpose to what it has been used for in modern times. The small brick building was built by the Methven A&P Association, as the association needed somewhere to hold its meetings and base its secretary’s office. It was officially opened in 1917 when

Methven Historical Society chairperson Kathryn McKendry and other members are building an archive of Methven World War One servicemen details, and have recently been donated this picture of Raymond Richardson Grubb. They are also preparing for their building to be demolished today. Photo susan sandys 120913-ss-003

each of the 32 committee members presented his own chair with a name plaque, which are still in use by the association today. The A&P Association had been formed just a few years earlier. Members held their first meetings at the Methven Hotel, today’s Blue Pub, before moving to the Mt Hutt Roads Board office, and then to a supper room in the town hall, which was later demolished. The association bought the Bank Street section, next to the town hall, in 1916 for 225 pounds, and built the rooms for 882 pounds. It was financed by donations, members’ annual subscriptions, profits from shows, as well as funds lent on an eight-year mortgage by one of its members. The association outgrew the building in the 1920s as it developed its grounds on Barkers Road, and unsuccessfully tried to sell it. In following years it continued to use and maintain the building, and hire it out to other groups such as Plunket. It was used for smoke concerts of returned World War One servicemen in the 1930s, and when World War Two broke out in 1939 soldiers’ farewells were held there, something the association did not charge for. The building has been the home of Methven’s museum since 1975, after a

community trust purchased the site for the historical society and the neighbouring scouts. The Canterbury earthquakes saw the museum shut down and historical society members shift archives to the Methven Heritage Centre, and store other items in an insulated container. Methven Historical Society chairperson Kathryn McKendry said a recent museum visitor had remarked to her how small the building had been for a msueum. “And they said it’s amazing what we fitted into it,” she said. But as small and earthquake damaged as the building is, it will be no less sad an affair to see it, and the library, hit the ground when they are demolished today. Residents can take some heart from the fact the library committee has retained features it hopes to use in the new building, and the historical society will remain just as committed as ever to recording and maintaining the history of Methven and its people. Mrs McKendry said the Methven museum was a “social history museum”. Currently members were building an archive of World War One servicemen from the town. Among items received to date is a framed photo of returned soldier Raymond Richardson Grubb.

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Avoid the supermarket hustle Getting groceries delivered to your home is becoming increasingly popular with Kiwi shoppers. Countdown’s online supermarket - the only one in the country - gets about 500,000 hits a month and hundreds of thousands more are downloading the online shopping app to avoid the supermarket hustle. The opposition is set to follow suit later this year, but does online shopping save you money or time? Cassandra Mason investigates.


rogressive Enterprises has been running an online service for 15 years, which was relaunched under the Countdown brand in 2010. Currently, the company’s Countdown chain is New Zealand’s only online grocery store, with an average of 500,000 hits on its website every month. Foodstuffs-owned New World stores in the Wellington region are gearing up to trial an online shopping option which will launch later this year, says Foodstuffs communications manager Katherine Klouwens. Various online shops like and Vegdout. deliver boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables, and meat packages, to your door from $33 upwards, but don’t offer other groceries. Progressive Enterprises communications manager Kate Porter says Countdown is enjoying record-high numbers of people shopping for groceries online, with the service having taken off in the past few years. “People have really started to embrace it ... we know from feedback that it’s particularly good for new or busy mums, the elderly, small businesses to stock up their kitchen, and people with transport or mobility difficulties.’’

How much does it cost? Countdown charges depending on how much you spend and where you live, but fees to order and pick up start at $3.25. Delivery fees range from $8.25 for orders $250 and over to $15.25 for orders under $100. Countdown won’t disclose customer numbers, but says their online shopping app alone has had 200,000 downloads in

THE ADVANTAGES ■ Not wandering the aisles means you are less likely to splash out on unnecessary items. ■ Convenience of delivery at a time that suits and no heavy lifting. ■ Shopping online gives you a running total which helps with budgeting. ■ Not managing children in the supermarket. ■ Saves time and petrol money. the last year. The free app includes a digital shopping list with barcode scanning capabilities, prices, tailored specials, recipes, and can be connected to the customer’s online shopping account to make the transaction.

The rise of online The growth in online shopping can be attributed to people’s busy lives, and increasing “trust’’ as the number of reputable online retailers, like UK clothes website ASOS, grow, Ms Porter says. “Five years ago would you have felt comfortable sending your credit card details and randomly getting a piece of clothing that you didn’t know fit? “The environment has changed so that people feel a whole lot more comfortable [with] that online space.’’ Ms Porter says Countdown’s online service has a range of features like remembering your shopping list, letting you choose the ripeness of your fruit and delivering up until


Delivery costs can be expensive - especially if your grocery bill is at the lower end. No deliveries on Sundays. Turnaround takes at least four hours. Less control over the quality of the groceries.

8pm each day. And it’s not just the big cities that are jumping onboard, online shopping services have just been rolled out in Ashburton, Levin and Warkworth, she says. Ms Porter highlights potential cost savings in online grocery shopping. “It’s that convenience and you don’t have to spend $2.21 a litre on petrol. “Ordering online often helps customers to stick to their ‘must have’ list, and there’s also a running total of your basket before you confirm your order, to help those with budgeting.’’ Feedback is also showing that shopping online is giving parents the option of shopping in peace, with “no more tantrums in the supermarket’’. However, Consumer New Zealand chief executive Sue Chetwin says the downside to shopping online is that it can be expensive. “Once you add in delivery, it’s an expensive way to get your groceries.’’ - APNZ

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Candidates have their say ■ THELMA BELL I migrated from the Philippines and have lived in Ashburton for 24 years. This has been our home with my husband Brian and our two wonderful children Natasha and Liam. I hold a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching and a Certificate in Pacific Nutrition both from New Zealand and a Philippine graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics. I have worked with Presbyterian Support, Grow Mid Canterbury, Ashburton College, Wrightsons Ltd, Hannah ‘n Henry Childhood Centre and have taught at Lowcliffe School. I am currently relieving in four local primary schools. I was recently sworn in as Justice of the Peace. Regularly working as a volunteer around our community and have taken the role of a mentor and an advocate for new arrivals in Ashburton. I have been actively involved with the Multi Cultural Bite annual community event since its launch in 2010 and currently with the committee in preparation for 2014 event. For years I have been a spokesperson for Filipino Culture and Heritage. This year I spearheaded a group of volunteers teaching free Kiwi English Classes for migrants. I have worked with people from all walks of life such as migrants, students, school children, parents, colleagues and the church community for a number of years. I seek to represent the ethnic communities and work towards general acceptance of cultural diversity. I will aspire for cultural integration of new migrants to the Ashburton community in order for them to fully contribute to New Zealand society.

■ ROD BEAVAN Having already served on the Ashburton District Council from 19922010 I am experienced in the role. Many locals have asked me to stand again and as I’m now retired, health is good and as I like to think I’m a doer,

A week before the ballot papers go out, the Guardian invited council candidates for the Ashburton urban ward to spell out why they deserve your vote in the upcoming local body elections.

rather than a moaner, I’m asking for your support for another three-year stint. I’m very proud of this district and keen to take part in the stewardship of its future. With a son serving in the Armed Forces, democracy, freedom and equality are all very important to me and are relevant to my carrying out the role of councillor. My top 10 hit parade topics for improving the performance of Ashburton District Council are that council has to: • Improve their communication with the local community • Address need rather than greed • Improve their support for heritage items and buildings • Ensure that Central Government funds are received for appropriate projects • Ensure current projects come in on time and within budget • Display efficient, effective, prudent and fair financial management • Resume the Social Wellbeing Forums previously held • Operate within its own policies, outcomes and rules • Review how they handle large petitions received • Support the future planning for Community House Mid Canterbury Council has a role in enhancing this district’s pride, performance, promotion and progress

along with the wellbeing of our residents. The ideal being: • Yesterday is now history, let’s record it • Tomorrow is a mystery, so let’s plan for it • Today is a bonus, so let’s enjoy it.

■ RUSSELL ELLIS I know this district and I have first hand experience on how other districts operate. I grew up in Ashburton, attending Lyndhurst and Netherby schools, and was a first day pupil at Ashburton Intermediate. Having lived in various locations around the country I chose to return here nine years ago to raise my family. I have experience in community roles and community group leadership. My community involvement and leadership has included, Riding for Disabled presidency (Whakatane), kindergarten presidency (Hira, Nelson), Netherby School Board of Trustees, current Vice-Chairperson of Ashburton Citizens Association and President of Ashburton Indoor Bowls; and being an approved

CYFS Caregiver. I have owned and operated my own successful businesses for 20+ years. Sound business management, fiscal common sense, and open and effective communication are what I do. I am ready, willing, and able to use my skills and understanding to the benefit of our district. For Ashburton District, “It’s time for change”. Time for: • People • Listening • Openness • Transparency • Truth • Genuine, regular public consultation • Core service performance. • Prudence on all council spending Our district should never have been taken to the debt level that it has. But that is history. The way forward is the same for a district as it is for an individual or a household. Budget carefully, postpone or cancel that which you can’t afford, avoid frivolous buying, focus on what you need, not what you want. For local governance success, council must maintain core business emphasis.

■ DONNA FAVEL In my first term, I have strived to stay true to my 2010 pledge, “I will listen”. Voting records show I have attempted to balance council

advice and r e co m m e n dations with the opinions and views expressed by you, the community. In our business, the industry is customer focused and service based – it connects directly with customers and we must listen to the public to meet their demands – without doing so we would cease to be. This term listening has been achieved by being accessible at our business premises, by phone (307-1230), via email (donna@ and on facebook (Donna Favel – Councillor). My listening indicates that key community priorities for the next term are core services, debt management, rate stability and representing your views and concerns on issues, as they arise. It is my goal that momentum continue on improving communication - that council “Lead by Example” and that decisions are made focusing on a “Triple Bottom Line” - paraphrased as “Profit, People, Planet”. Ideally I hope to see council work with the community in helping to achieve their goals there is no point in council heading down a path if the community are not with them. “When

Election special Saturday, September 14, 2013 the people lead – the leaders will follow”. It would be great to see Ashburton constituents become passionate participants in Local Government - to quote Jerry Maguire “Help Me - Help You”. I respectfully seek re-election to the Ashburton Ward with a commitment to keep listening.

■ DON MCLEOD I am standing for both Mayor and council because I want to build on the three years’ experience I have gained in this term. Denise and I have lived here for 25 years, and are committed to Mid- Canterbury. I am offering leadership and communication skills, experience in managing change, an ability to take people forward in a positive fashion, and a belief in a positive, thriving, vibrant and growing community. The skills I offer will be needed in the next three years. We have a population growing in number and ethnicity, a new CEO, major council staff restructuring recently completed, legislative change looming (Local Government Act, Liquor Law reform, RMA changes) – and there will be new faces at the council table. There are challenges – major projects are under way, but infrastructure issues persist. We need to fight for our share of the national cake. We need to cater for the welfare of our citizens, and the welfare of the land that serves us so well. We need to communicate better with the district about what we do, how we have to do it, and the reasons for our decisions. I believe that we elect people to plan for the future of the district in the light of all the information available. I want to be part of a place that looks forward, cares for its current citizens, and plans for the generations to come. I can help to make that happen.

■ MAREE MOORE I describe myself as an ordinary person with heaps of common sense. Combine this with an active brain, good people skills, a good listener and an avid reader, all attributes toward an excellent candidate. I am a people person. Born in Ashburton, schooled and working here among the public, all my life you will realise I am passionate about our town. Being fortunate enough to

excel throughout my working career, including our own business, is thanks to you, the public of Ashburton, for your help and support. Now I wish to return the favour. As a past chairman of many committees, both community and sporting, I am no stranger to meeting procedure and/or decision making. I am appalled at the lack of communication and trust between our council and our people. Like any business, as our council is, a mixture of skills and ages is important to enable success. People must have confidence and trust that their representatives will listen to their needs and act on their behalf. Although we are voted in to make the town’s decisions, should we decide on any multimillion expenditure without public input? Rates will always rise but we need them channelled into a better balance. Our debt is too high! My idle time since retiring can now be channelled into energy for you the people of Ashburton. I will never lose sight of the fact I am employed by you and will do my utmost to serve you in the way you deserve.

■ PETER REVELEY After sorting some issues I had, I have been encouraged by many to return to continue with hopefully some useful help to get the council to become more consultative while trying to keep rates acceptable after some very big spends. I am very good at analysing reports and always try to get great value. The art gallery museum has already cost much more than was first consulted on and is not finished. Add the new running costs and there will be some long term ratepayer liability which will have to be met. Not going to be easy without major rises. I have so far opposed the placement of the second bridge. First Grove St was to be used, this is to narrow a street with a waste pipe down the centre which is still flooding some properties, Chalmers Ave is very residential and both ends have no good exit points. This bridge will also be another financial burden on your rates. Lights in Tinwald would achieve all that is needed for now. Road and footpath quality will need to be addressed. Potential alterations to the council building and the old gallery will mean prudent spending and actions will be utmost. I would like to see the council rid itself of the housing sections they have in town and at Lake Hood, as the holding costs

are too high and not core business. Relatively safe access to the new pool stadium from all parts of town also needs development.

■ JAC SPARKS I have lived in Ashburton for 29 years, so almost local. I am married to Peter, with three children who are scattered about the world. My first impetus to originally stand for Ashburton District Council was to help create a town that young people might choose to come home to. I feel that we are well on the way to achieving that. For more than a decade we have laid down the foundations for environmental, sporting and cultural projects, fulfilling demands of central and local government legislation as well as adding to the amenities of a vibrant, growing and economically resilient district. I have had the privilege of serving on council for the past two terms. It has been quite a ride – disentangling the complexities and networks that make up the governance of a thriving urban and rural community. A major part of this learning process has been to understand what I was actually able to achieve as a councillor. Ruling the known universe wasn’t really an option. The relationship of governance (elected members) with management (professional staff) is delicate, vitally important –and very rewarding. The work that I have undertaken in council has been loosely based on my experience gained from past science, cultural and teaching qualifications. It falls broadly under the headings of youth issues; environmental issues, including six years’ involvement with the District Plan; as well as heritage and culture. I wish to serve another term on council to continue sharing in this progressive and exciting growth of Ashburton District.

■ ALDEN THOMAS I am a 26year-old with an enthusiastic view and a lot to offer the Ashburton and wider Mid Canterbur y communities. I have lived in Ashburton all my live being a fifth generation Ashburtonian. I purchased my first property in Tinwald at the age of 21, and I see this as showing some of my commitment to living in this

great district. My interests vary and include steam, basically anything mechanical, gardening and spending time with family. I have served in many non-profit organisations, spent time on their committees and have volunteered myself on tasks set. My working career has always involved the public in some way, along with all ages and nationalities. If elected onto our council, I will also continue to work as I see this as a great way to keep in touch with ‘the real world’. I see myself as a good listener, and I have learnt a lot in my 26 years, and will always continue to learn. I see being on council as a challenge, as well as a way I can bring another regular worker’s view to the table, and to help improve public/council relations, control our rising debt and suggest areas for the general improvement of infrastructure and appearance of Ashburton.

■ ALASDAIR URQUHART Born in 1950, home was Erewhon Station, schooled by correspondence then boarding school in Christchurch. Worked at Erewhon and Mt Potts Stations including Skifield and Tourist operations. Married Maxine in 1973, purchased Mt Potts Station in 1978 The following candidates are also standing for the Ashburton Ward of the Ashburton District Council but chose not to provide

Ashburton Guardian 17 and I believe achieved a well managed, sustainable station. We now live in Tinwald. I have experienced involvement with Governmental and Local authorities, having challenged red tape and impractical policies and actions. Too often these actions are decided from behind closed doors with no valuable input from those with local knowledge or experience and with little consideration for affected parties. Our district must be administered by local governance for our local citizens, not by expensive outside consultants and advisors. Council spending must be curbed on non core services and projects. I am not opposed to a second bridge but it is an NZTA problem and NZTA must pay for it. It must serve highway users, the county and town for the future. Chalmers Ave/East Tinwald will not do this so is not an option. I believe policies and actions must be workable, affordable and look to the future. Transparency and communication must be paramount and commonsense must prevail. Citizens must be involved in decision making by governance being open and transparent for a future council to operate efficiently, fairly and honestly and to achieve the best decisions for the future of the Ashburton District. I am only one voice but we need a change of views and attitude and collectively can make this happen. statements for inclusion in the Guardian’s voter guide: Darryl Nelson Sam Quinton Vicki Smith

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Ashburton Trust candidates ■ BERNARD DAVIDSON To those of you living in Mid Canterbury who do not know me, this is my brief profile.I am married to Barbara, we have four grown-up children.I have lived in Ashburton all my life and as a family we have enjoyed and benefitted from the many facilities existing in Ashburton. It is a great place to raise a family. Many of those facilities were achieved with the help of the Ashburton Licensing Trust, a legacy we should not forget. Today’s business world is very different as the trust now competes with private enterprise. My reason for offering myself for election is to ensure we can still be a strong entity who can support Ashburton’s future growth. My experience is strong in governance. I have very competent skills in communication. Strong inter-personal skills. A desire to take good ideas to board level I do not want to build empires. I want facilities that the people of Ashburton will enjoy. Your vote for me will be appreciated on election day.

■ JIM LISCHNER I am a career banker have been employed in Ashburton in various management roles in banking/finance for over 30 years. Currently I am South Island Lending Manager for Pacific Dawn Ltd, a debt restructuring company. I have established a good understanding of the district and have shown a strong empathy to local events and improving the infrastructure. • 1991 was involved in the establishment of Life Education Mid/South Canterbury. This continues to support students develop life skills. • 1994 was part of the committee that set up the resource centre (now Community House). • 1995 was on the committee set up to establish a new theatre for the district, and is still a trustee for the trust events centre opened in 2008. • Past president of the Rotary Club of Ashburton – receiving a Paul Harris Fellowship Award for services to the community. • Since 2005 has been one of the district’s elected trustees for EA Network. • Past rugby referee and coach. • Plays in orchestras for Variety Theatre ( Ashburton Operatic Society) and MSA • President (7 years) and chorister (10 years) New Zealand Na-

tional Male Choir. Awarded a life membership. • In 2012 assisted in establishing a new men’s choir in Ashburton. My wife Barbara and I have enjoyed living in the Ashburton and have made this our home. We have brought up and educated our four children in Mid Canterbury and they are all pursuing successful careers. They put this down to the caring attitude, quality education and the infrastructure available in this district.

■ ALISTER LILLEY As chairman of Ashburton Trust ( ALT ) for the past three years it’s been a privilege leading the business in its profitable turnaround. Over the past three years the board and management’s business plan has been focused on growing revenue while achieving cost savings and improving systems and processes. These have enabled ALT to confidently reinvest back into its establishments. Refurbishment at Hotel Ashburton and the outside seating area at Braided Rivers are prime examples of this renewed reinvestment programme. The continued growth in all of ALT establishments, including the fully tenanted Somerset House, will enable ALT to continue its proactive support for all sectors of the Ashburton community - sports – education - welfare – arts and service organisations, including significant contributions towards the Ashburton Hospital redevelopment and the new sports complex project. Over the next three years it will be imperative to further grow profitability as well as a well-managed development programme. As the Ashburton District continues to grow and develop I consider the ALT business is now well placed to explore and take advantage of any new profitable opportunities that may present themselves. I look forward to using my business and leadership skills to assist in the profitable growth of ALT for the benefit of the Ashburton community over the next three years. I respectfully seek your support.

■ TERRY MCNAB I am a born and bred Ashburtonian who is also a retailer in Ashburton’s CBD. I attended school locally and also played sport and refereed rugby for many years. I currently own and have been operating two retail and internet businesses in the CBD area of Ash-

burton for around 25 years. I have always been a strong supporter of the Ashburton Trust and have seen first hand the sponsorship support they provide for this area. I have seen the changes in our society over the years where getting sponsorship is getting increasingly hard to find. At this time I would like to be able to give back some of that support by offering myself for election to the Ashburton Trust Board. The Ashburton Trust is a great asset to Mid Canterbury, which is currently operating very well in today’s market, but I believe it can do better. I have the experience to work on the board to insure the trust continue to provide quality dining and accommodation choices in our town, while also remaining responsible hosts, and continue to adapt to meet the needs of our changing community. Thank you for you support.

■ ALAN NEUMANN Born, raised and educated in Ashburton, I have lived and worked here my entire life. I am married to Christine and have two children, Vinnie and Libby, who are both furthering their studies in Dunedin. Along with my brother Ian, I manage our local family tyre business which has been trading in Ashburton since 1945. With ownership or interests in 10 tyre outlets throughout the South Island we employ over 125 staff. I am currently president of the Ashburton Trotting Club and am a member of Ashburton Plains Rotary. Some of my interests outside business include rugby, cricket, harness racing, travel and of course being involved in my children’s activities. Having served on the Ashburton Trust board for 12 years, I have held the position of Deputy Chairman for the past nine years. I have thoroughly enjoyed being on the board and I am very passionate about the trust. The Ashburton Trust is a tremendous asset for the community and the philosophy of donating profits to the community is one that I strongly support. Some of the best facilities in the South Island (bars, restaurants, bottle stores, accommodation and conference centres) are Ashburton Trust premises. The present board is three years through a five year plan and I would like to see this through to its conclusion. With great strides having been made in the last term under CEO Giles Beal, there is still more that needs to be done. I respectfully ask for your vote on election day.

■ ROGER PATERSON I offer myself for another term as trustee, hoping to continue the forward planning in place to gen-

erate a stronger financial result so we can return a greater profit to our community. As a trustee, I am chairman of the Ashburton Lion Foundation Distribution Committee and it gives me great pleasure helping many organisations for the improvement of Ashburton facilities and their activities. I also chair the Braided Rivers Trust and represent the trust on the event centre management committee. I still have the same passion, enthusiasm, time and drive required for this important position. It would again be a privilege to be appointed as a trustee to assist Ashburton’s promotion and growth. The trust is in a strong position and a major asset in the future planning of our town so I ask for yur support to remain a member of that team with your vote. Thank you.

■ CHRIS ROBERTSON I have lived in Ashburton since 1984 and am married to Margaret. Our three children attended Ashburton College. With Gary Fail and Gretchen Hart I own RMF Lawyers. Our firm is over its 89 years and values its connection to Mid Canterbury. I am a trustee of the Ashburton Stadium Complex Trust and chaired the fundraising committee, raising $5 million for the EA Networks Centre. I am a member of the EA Networks Shareholder Committee. I believe each generation must improve their community. This position will allow me to continue to give back to our community. I understand business and what it takes for a business to grow and succeed. I understand governance and management differences. I am committed to the Ashburton Trust, its role in supporting our community via the Lion Foundation donations and providing quality, vibrant facilities for all members of our community.

■ SPIKE SAMPSON My name is Richard Sampson otherwise known as “Spike”. I have lived and worked in Ashburton since March 2001. I am a contract supervisor for EA Networks. My role involves me working with local businesses, people and community organisations ensuring their

needs are met with the services we provide. I am running for the Ashburton Trust as I see it as a great benefit to the community in many aspects, because of this I hope to use my skills and focus to ensure the trust continues upon its current path and facilitate growth. As a community we are able to enjoy the benefits of a hospitality industry that not only serves and adapts to suit the area but creates employment and business while providing returns to the community in grants and donations. As Ashburton and the surrounding area and economics are continuing to develop, change and embrace new challenges. I hope to see a continuation of an establishment that looks forward and promotes itself in a manner that not only the local community, businesses and tourists can enjoy but continues to play an important part to growth and financial gain in the Ashburton District.

■ FAY WATSON I have been on the trust board for three years, and during that time the trust has shown significant turnaround in its financial performance, new businesses have flourished and become established in the market, and reinvestment has continued into existing businesses. Our primary focus has been to improve long term profitability and build value in equity through a balanced programme of sales growth, monitoring margins, achieving efficiencies, debt management and re-investment. The Trust is well positioned for the medium and long term and is currently developing the outside seating at Braided Rivers, continuing further work in the Hotel conference and function facilities, planning for an upgrade at Speights, and is monitoring our key sites at Tinwald and Devon. 100% occupancy of Somerset building has strengthened the consolidated group performance. I am a chartered accountant and company manager working in the dairy support sector. For many years I was a key person in the trust’s senior management and finance team, and for a time was manager of the Trust’s Charitable Foundation. I have an eye for detail, can read and understand numbers, budgets and business plans, and have experience in long term strategic planning. I believe in the trust concept and the benefit of reinvesting profits locally, and have a passion to benefit the Ashburton community. Any board or committee needs a gender balance. I would like to continue a female presence at the table. I welcome the opportunity to positively contribute to the Ashburton community and respectfully seek your support.

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Golden tones

Eighteen-year-old Cameron Luxton is getting experience in the real world by putting in 12-hour days on a Staveley dairy farm. The country singer and stepson of Kiwi icon Lynda Topp tells Susan Sandys about his job, his music career and his family.


ameron Luxton has been “playing it low” with his country music career since taking up work on a Staveley dairy farm. He is now into his second season on the farm, where he is herd manager, and generally works 5am to 5pm daily. The former Mount Hutt College student took up the job after dedicating himself to his music and touring with the Topp Twins for their Hoe-down tour in 2011. “I took a break and decided to do what I should be doing, get some work experience. Once I have done that for a couple of years I will get back and do more gigs and get back into the routine of performing,” he said. Dairy farming has not stopped him performing altogether though, and he is squeezing in a few gigs at Staveley and Ashburton over the next few months. And while singing is his favourite job of all, he also likes dairy farming. “It’s good, because you are always outside for starters. The cows are quite fun animals to work with, you have the ones who have the attitudes and you have the ones who are just old. I think they are quite amazing animals, cows.”

Cameron said he had been humming along to songs since before he could talk. His parents picked up on his natural talent and took him to country music events around the country, and at the age of 12 he won the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards. “Then it all kind off kicked off once I won that.” He won a trip to Australia and next thing he was touring New Zealand with the Topp Twins. “That was the start of getting recognised by people.” He said he had already had a good working relationship with Lynda Topp before she and his mother Donna fell in love, so it had never been much of an issue when Lynda joined the family as his step mum. “Eighteen years ago when I was born, the world and society shied away from gay and lesbian relationships, now it’s a hell of a lot more accepted. I would not say it’s affected me in any way.” And while many may have looked at his parents’ separation and his mum marrying Lynda as something which may have been difficult for him and his brother, that had not been the case at all. “We don’t look at it in any other way because mum and dad

brought us up not to be narrow minded, to accept people for who they are. We were respectful of Lynda as soon as she came in to our family, we just thought of it as mum with another person that she loves.” Cameron sees his dad, who lives in Ashburton and owns a building business in the town, often. Cameron was on TV3 show, New Zealand X Factor, earlier this year. He auditioned in Auckland and made it through to boot camp. “It was definitely an eye opener on what happens around television, it was definitely an experience, there wasn’t a dull moment. It (boot camp) was one of the best weekends I had, meeting all the different people.” He shared a room with Whenua Patuwai, who ended up coming second, and with whom he remains good friends today. Cameron last month performed with guitarist and singer Phil Doublet to a sell-out audience at Staveley’s Topp Lodge, and is planning another gig at the Staveley Hall in December, featuring a range of performers including fiddle player Marian Burns. He will perform next month at Braided Rivers on October 18 and again on December 6.

Country singer Cameron Luxton enjoys his job as a herd manager, but has a talent for country music. PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON 240813-JJ-032

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Robert Harris team rises to the top Robert Harris franchisees Fiona and Graeme Stirling came home from the group’s recent award ceremony with two trophies – the Franchise of the Year and the other for the Biggest Growth for the year. The Stirlings have operated the Robert Harris Coffee Roaster Ashburton for 18 months,

and have previously run hospitality businesses in Queenstown and Christchurch. Mrs Stirling attributed the quick rise to the top to the fact they both worked in the business, excellent customer service, good coffee and consistency. But above all, she said the

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contribution of the staff must be recognised. “We acknowledge the effort made by our staff, and the loyalty of our customers,” she said. “We were not really aiming for these awards, but it’s absolutely great to receive them – they are a great lift for everyone who contributed.”


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500g Tegel Lean and Line skinless breast fillets 1 leek, washed and trimmed 3-4 rashers Tegel chicken bacon, diced 420g can condensed creamy pumpkin soup ½ C sour cream ½ C chicken stock or water 1 T chopped parsley 1 bag Watties Potato Pom Poms ■ Cut chicken into 3-4 cm pieces. ■ Heat a dash of oil in a heavy based frying pan and brown chicken pieces evenly. ■ Place in a baking dish. ■ Cut leek into 1 cm slices and pan fry in the remaining oil with the bacon, until fragrant. ■ Remove from the heat ■ Stir in the pumpkin soup, sour cream, chicken stock or water and parsley.

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■ Season with salt and pepper ■ Heat gently and pour over the chicken. ■ Top with pom poms.

■ Bake at 190°C for 30 minutes or until piping hot and the potato pom poms are golden.

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382 - With a win against

the Springboks at Eden Park tonight, the All Blacks will become the most successful test nation in rugby history. Last weekend’s victory over Argentina equalled France’s record of 382 wins but the All Blacks have achieved it in 504 matches compared to 695 for France.

76 - The All Blacks have his-

tory on their side in that quest, considering the Springboks are without a win at Eden Park for 76 years. They did manage to sneak a 14-all draw in 1994, the same year the All Blacks last lost to any opposition at the venue, which is good for a streak of 30 straight wins.


- The number of feet Ben Sigmund used to stomp on the United Arab Emirates’ Ali Mabkhout during New Zealand’s 2-0 loss in the OSN Cup final in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Sigmund yesterday apologised for the brain explosion, which some pundits deemed the worst seen in an All Whites jersey.

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in the bad books was Counties coach Tana Umaga,

The sporting week in numbers whose Ranfurly Shield win on Saturday was overshadowed by the spray he gave referee Glen Jackson in a loss to Auckland on Wednesday. Umaga stormed Jackson’s dressing room but was handed only a two-game suspended sentence by the NZRU.

Kiwis tuning into coverage of the first two races on Sunday morning. The average audience of 522,720 viewers even edged the numbers for the All Blacks win over Argentina the previous night.

Mayweather will be in action for a maximum of 36 minutes during his junior middleweight unification showdown with Canelo Alvarez on Sunday. But that hasn’t stopped him from living up to his nickname, with ‘Money’ set to earn a guaranteed purse of US$41.5 million (NZ$51m).

machine, but Australian-born defender Andrew Durante has finally received clearance to play for the All Whites. Durante made his debut for New Zealand in March and Fifa launched disciplinary action in June, before eventually giving the okay.

3 - It took three months and 41,500,000 - Floyd arrived by the antiquated fax

3 - The America’s Cup will

again be New Zealand’s Cup should Emirates Team New Zealand win just three more races over Oracle. With two more wins yesterday morning, Team NZ need three victories while Oracle still require 10, meaning the cup could be wrapped up by Monday.

11 - The War-

riors will likely look back on this season’s campaign with mixed emotions - proud over the strides they made after a disastrous start but regretful over lost opportunities. In the end, they finished in 11th on the NRL ladder, just two points outside the top eight and a couple of wins short of the finals.


- While it was an ugly win played on a sodden Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, that didn’t stop Tom Brady in his chase of history. The New England Patriots quarterback threw for a touchdown for the 50th straight game in a 13-10 win over the New York Jets, leaving him four short of the all-time record. - APNZ


- It seems the New Zealand public have once again embraced the event, with more than half a million


A year the All Blacks would rather forget By James Ihaka In terms of vintage All Black years, 1994 was one they and their fans would probably rather forget. The All Blacks had just lost their home series against France 2-0, including a last-gasp, shock 23-20 defeat in the second test at Eden Park when Jean-Luc Sadourny scored his famous try from the end of the earth. The Springboks - on their first New Zealand tour since 1981 and their reintroduction from the international rugby wilderness in 1992 - arrived not long after. Led by charismatic captain Francois Pienaar the visitors pushed the All Blacks in close matches but lost in Dunedin (22-14) and Wellington (139) before heading to Eden Park for the dead rubber. Former All Black halfback Graeme Bachop, who played alongside his brother and five eighth Stephen in the match, remembers a flat game in which nothing seemed to work.

“We had already won the first two in Dunedin and Wellington and were keen on making it 3-nil. “But I can remember the game being flat and we couldn’t really get anything going.” The Springboks were ahead 12-9 at halftime and eventually outscored the All Blacks two tries to none with only the boot of All Black fullback Shane Howarth, who kicked six penalty goals, keeping them in the match. The game petered out to an 18-all draw ending, by their standards, a miserable year at home for the All Blacks. Things got worse when the team lost 20-16 in Sydney to the Wallabies later that month. Bachop said 1994 was the last time New Zealand lost at Eden Park and was probably the start of a new chapter in All Black history. “We played well but were unlucky to lose in Sydney [the Wallabies won 2016] with Goldie [Jeff Wilson] doing that big, flash dive and Gregan knocking the ball out of his hands.” - NZH

George Gregan prevents Jeff Wilson’s matchwinner.


They said it “And why would you do that?” AFL boss Andrew Demetriou is blunt about Richmond’s links to a bikie gang after the Australian Crime Commission’s claim there was widespread use of drugs and organised crime involvement in professional sport. * * * * “I’ve been assassinated over the last day and I’ll get assassinated again tomorrow, but they are small-minded people.” - Outgoing Parramatta coach RICKY STUART on his decision to quit the club and move to Canberra. * * * * “It wasn’t really a surprise. I’ve felt the last two weeks something wasn’t right with Rick.” Eels’ JARRYD HAYNE. * * * * “Not too many people like him I don’t think.” - North Queensland NRL forward JOEL RIETHMULLER echoing most Queenslanders’ feelings about NSW captain Paul Gallen. * * * * “I’ve been around for 11 seasons now, and I can honestly say ... I’d never seen or heard anything or suspected a player or anyone I knew of being involved in doping.” - A self-confessed “naive” Wests Tigers NRL veteran ROBBIE FARAH. * * * * “Just because they’ve got another badge on the front it doesn’t necessarily mean all of a sudden they’ve got to cry for compensation. But we don’t want them throwing the toys out of the pram and leaving, either.” - Ford driver WILL DAVISON on moves to accommodate Nissan and Mercedes. * * * * “I feel like I should get greedy right now and just win.” - Australian golfer ADAM SCOTT, keen to finish a memorable season with one last win. * * * * “I’ll take the ugliest win in the history of the game as long as we can win.” - Springboks coach HEYNEKE MEYER hopes to pull off a Rugby Championship victory against the All Blacks. * * * * “Well said doug. Tell him to go home.” - Australian rugby union great DAVID CAMPESE backs a tweet from ex-cricketer Doug Walters responding to Fawad Ahmed’s decision to not wear a beer sponsor’s logo on his national team shirt. Campese later apologised. * * * * “I am still just that girl with the racquet and a dream and I’m just playing for that.” - SERENA WILLIAMS after winning her fifth US Open title, 14 years after claiming her first as a 17-year-old. - AAP


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In brief


The good oil on golf Leading world amateur Lydia Ko’s coach Guy Wilson and Craig Dixon from the Institute of Golf are holding a Junior Clinic at the Ashburton Golf Course at 10am on Sunday. Wilson and Dixon will offer up their wealth of knowledge to some aspiring golfers with the TV show ANZ Golf World and presenter Laura McGoldrick spending the day at the course. Any young golfers, five-15 years old, need to register to attend. Call Jeff Williamson on 3088101.

IHC benefits from bowls The Ashburton Indoor Bowls Association had their annual IHC Fours tournament on Thursday night. The tournament is run to support the travel fund for the IHC clients and had 14 teams entered. The competition was played on the points system over four games with the winners the Willowby team of Murray Bassett, Darren Turner, Neil Ross and George Bishell with 4 wins and 95 points. Second with 3.5 wins was Russell Ellis’ team from Wakanui and third on 3 wins 1 loss and 75 points was Winston Lee’s team. All the entry money and profits from the raffles collected for a total of $370 to be donated to the IHC.

Ellis back on track

Collegians’ Mick Hooper evades a Cambridge defender during the Percy Clarke Trophy match between the Mid Canterbury and South Canterbury first division men’s champions on Thursday night. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 120913-tM-071

Milestone victory eludes Collegians By Jonathan Leask

The Collegians men were one good half of hockey away from completing a decade of dominance in first division hockey on Thursday night. Having already won the Jonny Hunt Memorial Trophy and Hydes Cup in the Mid Canterbury competition for a tenth

year in a row, all that was left was the Percy Clarke, played between the top Mid Canterbury and South Canterbury sides, which they had won for nine straight years. First half goals from Blair Horrell, Callum Stocker and Carl O’Neill had the Collegians side up 3-0 at halftime over Cambridge and 35 minutes

away from completing a tenth hat-trick. Cambridge then produced an epic comeback. They pegged two goals back before hitting home the equaliser with 30 seconds left on the clock, sending the game to golden goal overtime where they completed the unlikely victory hitting home the winner.

“We were all pretty gutted,” Collegians Andrew Renner said. “We were up 3-0 but the momentum just swung around and Cambridge are a pretty good side.” Bitterly disappointed, Collegians can still lay claim to the nine year silverware hat-trick and a 10-year dominance of the local competition.

Softball open day Mid Canterbury Softball is holding an open day for new, old and existing players at Argyle Park today. Players can have a hit, throw and catch with the juniors able to try out tee-ball and slow pitch softball while for the adults the batting machine will be on full throttle from 10am. There are also two demonstration games against The Derby Boys, a masters team from Rolleston, against an Ashburton College team at 11.30am and a composite Mid Canterbury team at 1.30pm.

India sweeps NZ A


Lee showing his class in Ohio New Zealand professional Danny Lee has underlined his newfound maturity as he prepares for a return to the PGA Tour. The 23-year-old has carded a five-under par 66 at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Ohio to be in a share of second place before play was suspended due to darkness. Lee, who finished the Web. com Tour regular season in

The Benchmark Elite Cycling Series lands in Queenstown for round five today. Lauren Ellis will look to maintain her place on top of the pecking order, leading the overall standings after four rounds by two points from teammate Sharlotte Lucas. In the men’s races the Tinwald Cycling Club-run Team Calder Stewart Road have an even stronger contingent, led by Tim Rush who sits fourth on the overall standings, and they also have five riders in the Masters.

15th place on the money list to earn a PGA Tour card, made six birdies and a bogey in his opening round at the OSU Golf Club to be only two shots back from American Jim Herman. Lee began the week in 35th place in the re-rank on the Web. com finals series and is projected to climb to eighth on the Order of Merit on the current standings. The former World No 1 ama-

teur feels like he is coming into his own after four years as a professional. “I feel like I am better prepared mentally,” Lee said. “Golf is a sport to which you have to dedicate consistent practice and training hours and there always is more room to improve. I think overall my on-course management has gotten better and I feel like I’m ready to go out and win my first PGA tournament.”

Fellow Kiwi Tim Wilkinson, who has also qualified for next season’s PGA Tour, opened with a disappointing one-over par 72 to be in 70th place. The Manawatu pro finished 10th on the Tour standings at the end of the regular season and has since slipped to 21st. He is projected to drop to 36th on today’s results. - APNZ

India A has completed a 3-0 clean sweep of their 50-over series against New Zealand A in Vizakhapatnam. However the tourists should be kicking themselves after getting into a good position for a first win on the tour. After making a competitive 290 for nine on the back of a consistent batting display, India A needed 30 to win off the last four overs with three wickets left, and got there with four balls left for a two-wicket win. Anton Devcich top scored in an innings when three batsmen made half centuries to enable NZ A to produce their best batting display of the series. NZ A now head to Sri Lanka for a series of matches starting next Tuesday. - APNZ

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Mid Canterbury looks to maintain top spot in the Heartland Rugby Championships when they meet North Otago in Oamaru today. Elsewhere King Country host the unbeaten Thames Valley in a top four clash in Taupo. The West Coast look to crack the top four when they head to Timaru to tackle South Canter-

Murray Williams’ boot kicked Mid Canterbury to a win last week but is unavailable in today’s fourth round.

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Jackman determined to regain New Z BY JONATHAN LEASK


Mid Canterbury’s Mark Jackman wants to get back in black. Jackman hasn’t donned the All Black Sevens jersey since the Las Vegas leg of the World Series in February when he re-injured his broken thumb. He then missed the rest of the World Series and the Sevens World Cup, with New Zealand winning both. “It has pretty much been a full year because I only man-

aged a few minutes in Vegas so I’m looking forward to having a chance to compete for the jersey and proving my worth again,” Jackman said. “My thumb’s been good for a while and I haven’t had any issues so I’m pretty happy about it.” A fighting fit Jackman is eyeing up a big season helping to defend the World Series title as well as the chance to attend the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July. He has taken the first step, get-

ting named in New Zealand Sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens’ training squad to prepare for the first tournament of the 20132014 World Series. The World Series starts in the Gold Coast on October 12, where Jackman suffered the initial thumb injury in the opening game against the USA, and New Zealand opens their 2013-14 campaign against USA again. “I’ve seen the draw but haven’t taken too much notice of it. I’m not too big on superstitions.”

The 19-strong training squad includes a core of 13 players who were part of the successful team that won last season’s world series and the World Cup in Moscow and a final team of 12 will be named after a training camp in Mount Maunganui in early October “No doubt it will be tough going into camp as everyone will find out getting put through their paces by Titch. “It doesn’t matter how experienced you are or how many years

you been there it’s tough but I am probably in the best shape I’ve been in heading into a World Series.” Jackman won’t go into the training camp underdone, having played in the Carlton Super Sevens in Sri Lanka for the Vipers. “I played a couple of club games and then the tournament in Sri Lanka. If I didn’t have that I would be a little more concerned that I haven’t played enough but coming off that proves I’m on the right track.”

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Mid Canterbury 1 Tokulua Tolu, 2 James Carr, 3 Simon Fleetwood, 4 Grant Polson, 5 Logan Bonnington, 6 Kody Nordquist, 7 Mitch Sim, 8 Jon Dampney ©, 9 Will McKenzie, 10 Davie Maw, 11 Muleli Bula, 12 Richard Catherwood, 13 Peni Manumanuniliwa, 14 Dwayne Burrows, 15 Josh Nonu. Reserves: 16 Kameka Reti, 17 Scott Murphy, 18 Andrew Smith, 19 Paddy Davis, 20 Jake Ashby, 21 Johannes Lambrechts, 22 Andrew Fluker.

Zealand Sevens jersey CONTRACTS

Mark Jackman is a contracted sevens player with the NZRU but when he pens his next deal he is in for a pay rise. Jackman only managed to play “a few minutes” of sevens last season but if he is offered a new contract it will still come with a boost. Sevens was handed a big financial windfall in the new players’ collective contract agreement, so when the new contracts are dished out the players are ooking at getting a new level of income

putting their pay on par with Super 15 players. Where in the past sevens specialists would have to supplement their income in the ITM Cup, a significant increase in the amount of money from the player payment pool will now allow for fulltime players. “It is a big part of it but it doesn’t really matter how much you get paid. You still want to pull on the black jersey-whether it’s for $1 or $100,000,” Jackman said.

Mid Canterbury coach Glenn Moore has made two changes to the starting line-up to play North Otago in the fourth round of the Heartland Championship in Oamaru today. The biggest change comes in the key role of first five eighth, with import Murray Williams unavailable this weekend meaning Methven’s Davey Maw gets the start in the 10 jersey. Williams’ goal-kicking accuracy has been a key component in Mid Canterbury’s opening three wins and that responsibility now falls to Maw, as does guiding the team around the park. Maw will slot straight in after impressing Moore when he came off the bench for a late cameo last week. With his first touch off the bench last week Maw’s long-ball had Dwayne Burrows get on the outside and pierce the Wairarapa Bush defence to score the matchwinning try. The only other change has Richard Catherwood making his return from a groin injury replacing Esera Lauina to partner Southbridge’s Peni Manumanuniwila in the midfield. Moore said that Lauina has been carrying a few niggles so they were taking the opportunity to “leave him out” of the team this week and give Catherwood a start after he “played particularly well” for the development side in his first game since the Watters Cup final. Glenmark’s Muleli Bula is on the left wing and Williams’ absence has just two imports in the starting line-up as Will McKenzie remains at halfback with import Jake Ashby on the bench. The forward pack remains the same for the third straight week, but Paddy Davis replaces Mark Andrew on the bench. The Hammers are after a fourth straight win and are expecting a big challenge against a traditional rival in a North Otago side that claimed their first win of the competition against East Coast last week.

Nonu not wanted The Ma’a Nonu saga will come to an end of sorts next week when he’s expected to be granted permission to skip Super rugby on the condition he recommits to New Zealand until after the next World Cup. Exhaustive efforts by Nonu’s management team, the NZ Rugby Union and NZ Rugby Players’ Association have failed to find him a Super 15 contract for next year. Having reached the impasse - the unprecedented and peculiar state of being a worldclass All Black and unwanted at the level below - Nonu has had no choice but to ask for his second sabbatical in as many years. - HOS

New Wallabies skipper You’ve heard of the Horse Whisperer. Now meet the Referee Whisperer - new Wallabies skipper Ben Mowen. The 28-year-old will become Australia’s 80th Test skipper when he leads the team out for tonight’s clash with Argentina in Perth. Injuries to James Horwill and David Pocock, combined with Will Genia’s relegation to the bench, have catapulted Mowen into the hot seat. Mowen only made his international debut in June, and described his ascendancy to the top job as a whirlwind journey. - AAP

Henry backs Aussies World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry predicts the Wallabies can regain their mantle as the world’s best rugby side - but only if they stick to their expansive game plan. The Wallabies’ razzle-dazzle style has come under fire following four straight losses, with last week’s 38-12 defeat to South Africa in Brisbane heaping more pressure on new coach Ewen McKenzie. Australia are currently ranked fourth on the IRB world rankings, and they appear a long way off being able to consistently match it with the all-conquering All Blacks. But Henry, who coached New Zealand to the 2011 World Cup title, backed McKenzie to lead the revival, claiming he was doing the right thing by encouraging a freeflowing style. - AAP

Ai’i elder statesman More than half of Auckland’s starting backline for this afternoon’s game against Waikato were either at kindergarten or primary school when Orene Ai’i made his first-class rugby debut. The year was 1998 and a 19-year-old Ai’i registered a lone national provincial championship appearance for Auckland in a 33-22 win over Southland in Invercargill on October 10. Since then Ai’i has gone on to play for Northland and gain another 47 caps for Auckland. He has also represented the Hurricanes and the Blues in Super Rugby and spent time in France and Japan plus don’t forget his exploits on the sevens circuit. Ai’i, who played for club side College Rifles this year and turns 34 in nine days, said the new boys gave him a dose of enthusiasm. - APNZ

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In brief Riccarton recovering Riccarton Park is in clean-up mode after feeling the brunt of this week’s storm that hit the South Island. “It came howling through on Tuesday night and it was like Desert Storm with so much grit and sand coming off the training tracks – you would have expected Lawrence of Arabia to come riding through it!” Canterbury Jockey Club chief executive Tim Mills said. “A bit of the roof off the Grand National Stand was stripped off so we’ve got a massive crane here to sort that out. We had 37 trees either uprooted or suffered severe limb damage and the fact that nothing landing on any buildings was extremely fortuitous.”

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Maluckyday tries again Veteran stayer and Melbourne Cup placegetter Maluckyday will have his third attempt at winning Australia’s most important handicap with a new stable. Formerly trained by the Hawkes family, which has training centres in Sydney and Melbourne, the seven-year-old will remain permanently in Sydney with trainer Joe Pride at Warwick Farm. The son of Zabeel trialled well when a fast-finishing finishing fourth behind Famous Seamus at Warwick Farm yesterday morning.

Durham Town’s progress Well-performed sprinter Durham Town is close to resuming, although his racing programme has yet to be finalised. “We’ve still got options to send him to Sydney, or in Australia somewhere, or there is a race for him at Ellerslie on September 28,” co-trainer Dean Logan said. “That would depend on whether the track’s good enough for him – he doesn’t cop bad ground. He’s very well and looks great.” The winner of six races and more than $240,000, Durham Town hasn’t raced since he finished runner-up in the Gr.3 Darley Plate, a race he won last year, in March. He also collected minor Group One placings in the Railway Stakes and the Telegraph Handicap during his last preparation.

Nash keen on Fiorente Forget about form students and watching video-replays – if you want a tip for Fiorente just talk to his regular rider, Nash Rawiller. Sydney’s premier rider revealed he knocked back many possible rides in the $1 million Golden Rose at Rosehill Gardens, including the favourite Prince Harada, to ride Fiorente at Moonee Valley. “Yes, I could have ridden quite a few of Gai’s (trainer Gai Waterhouse, has five runners) and I could have ridden Prince Harada too,” he said. “I’ve been in this game for 22 or 23 years and I’ve never had a better chance of riding a Melbourne Cup winner,” he said, referring to Fiorente, last year’s Melbourne Cup runner-up when making his Australian racetrack debut.

Kylie Williams rides Esquina home to claim the win by a neck from Halo Buster in race four of the Ashburton Racing Club’s Spring Meet yesterday. A well-judged ride from Williams got Esquina (Darci Brahma-Encens) the win right on the wire, hauling in Halo Buster and Courtney Barnes in the final few metres to give local trainer Jan Hay the win. Esquina clocked 1:23.47 over the 1400m pipping Halo Buster at the line, with one and a quarter lengths back to Pamina in third. Esquina paid $2.40 for the win. Hay also had Fullovtrix run third in the day’s opener. The Danny Champion-Kezia Murphy stable had Rule Breaker third in race three. Photo Kirsty Clay 130913-KC-024


The weather was fine and the track good for the Ashburton Races at Ashburton yesterday. RACE 1 - STAPLETONS LTD MAIDEN, $7000, 1600m 4-4 Blu Mach (3) J Bates 1 6-6 King Filou (2) A Frye 2 2-2 Fullovtrix (1) T Moseley 3 Scratched: French Lesson, She’s Payback. Also (in finishing order): 3-3 Honor And Cherish, 1-1 Chairos, 9-9 Senorette, 8-8 Bonny Spring, 5-5 Cos I Can, 10-10 She’s Riveting, 7-7 Ashbury Jack. 1/2 nk, Sht nk, Lg hd. Time: 1:37.07. Win: $6.20. Places: $2.00, $3.80, $1.80. Quinella: $50.00. Trifecta: $322.40 (3,2,1). First4: $1720.20 (3,2,1,6). Sub: Chairos (8). Trainer: L & R Didham, Riccarton. Breeding: 4 g Ekraar (USA)-Blue Danube. RACE 2 - FIBER FRESH MAIDEN, $7000, 1200m 3-3 Meursault (9) J Bates 1 1-1 Homeland (1) A Frye 2 5-5 Bomb (2) J Bullard 3 Scratched: Are You Mine, Harper Rose. Also (in finishing order): 4-4 Bee Hapi, 2-2 Southern Pride, 7-7 Beautiful Beast, 8-8 Escondido, 6-6 Garden Of Eden.

3/4L, 1/2 nk, Nse. Time: 1:10.77. Win: $4.10. Places: $1.40, $1.40, $2.50. Quinella: $7.40. Tri: $79.40 (9,1,2). First4: $268.70 (9,1,2,3). Sub: Homeland (1). Trainer: Lisa Latta, Awapuni. Breeding: 4 m Ekraar (USA)-Madison Avenue. RACE 3 - EVANS ANIMAL FEEDS MAIDEN, $7000, 1200m 3-3 The Right Answer (7) T Moseley 1 1-1 Warlock (1) C Johnson 2 2-2 Rule Breaker (2) L Callaway 3 Scratched: Oh So Famous. Also (in finishing order): 5-5 Lavra Cara, 7-7 Eyeofthestorm, 4-4 Little Crackahs, 8-8 Katerwaul, 6-6 Allstars. 3/4L, 4L, 1-1/2L. Time: 1:09.86. Win: $6.40. Places: $1.90, $1.10, $1.20. Q: $5.30. Trifecta: $35.80 (7,1,2). First4: $142.50 (7,1,2,9). Double: $15.10 (9/7), $4.40 (9/1+). Treble: $134.70 (3/9/7). Sub: Warlock (1). Trainer: Ross Beckett, Yaldhurst. Breeding: 3 g Alamosa-Macchiato. RACE 4 - PREMIER EQUINE VETS RATING 75, $8000, 1400m 1-1 Esquina (4) K Williams 1 5-5 Halo Buster (5) C Barnes 2 4-4 Pamina (9) C Johnson 3 Scratched: Ashburn Lane, Davone Code. Also (in finishing order): 3-3 Please Release Me, 2-2 Snowdon, 6-6 Miss El Bee

Dee, 7-7 Sheiswhatsheis. Nk, 1-1/2L, Nk. Time: 1:23.47. Win: $2.40. Places: $1.50, $3.80. Quinella: $10.00. Tri: $69.20 (4,5,9). First4: $183.50 (4,5,9,7). Sub: Esquina (4). Trainer: Jan Hay, Ashburton. Breeding: 5 m Darci Brahma-Encens (GB). RACE 5 - COMCAT RATING 65, $7000, 1400m 2-4 Champagne Katie (10) J Wong 1 6-8 Terelle (7) R Bishop 2 3-2 Just Bolting (3) R Doherty 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 4-3 Shaspic, 7-6 Yazoom, 1-1 The Bird Of Prey, 9-10 Chair Up, 13-12 Dragon’s Glory, 10-9 Shackleton, 5-5 Mt Difficulty, 8-7 Hidden Identity, 11-11 Really Rusty, 12-13 Hailes Abbey. 3/4L, 3/4L, 1/2L. Time: 1:23.97. Win: $5.90. Places: $2.60, $4.70, $2.20. Quinella: $51.40. Trifecta: $457.50 (10,7,3). First4: $2957.50 (10,7,3,4). Double: $11.70 (4+/10), $8.30 (4+/7). Sub: The Bird Of Prey (5). Trainer: Kevin & Pam Hughes, Riccarton. Breeding: 4 m Darci Brahma-Lycsis (AUS). RACE 6 - SUPREME EQUINE FEEDS MAIDEN, $7000, 2100m 2-2 Forgotten Hero (1) C Johnson 1 5-4 Prince Eden (2) A Frye 2 1-1 D’Chaparral (5) R Black 3

All Started. Also (in finishing order): 3-5 Desert Girl, 8-9 Lady Guinevere, 9-8 Aljayaych, 6-6 Figolan, 4-3 Hawkesbury, 7-7 Sipavino. 1/2 nk, 1-3/4L, 1-3/4L. Time: 2:12.27. Win: $3.80. Places: $1.80, $2.20, $1.30. Quinella: $15.10. Trifecta: $73.70 (1,2,5). First4: $312.60 (1,2,5,7). Sub: D’Chaparral (5). Trainer: Malcolm Price, Sefton. Breeding: 5 g Remind (USA)-Opera Dancer (AUS). RACE 7 - HOTEL ASHBURTON RATING 65, $7000, 2100m 2-2 Messines (7) A Frye 1 1-1 Flying Legend (1) J Bullard 2 9-9 Aqualine (8) A Morgan 3 All Started. Also (in finishing order): 4-4 China Bo Bo, 3-3 Mispatch, 11-10 Fly My Pretty, 7-6 Arctic Fox, 6-7 Puddle Alley, 5-5 Jimato, 12-12 Braemar, 8-8 Braehill, 10-11 Nolawood. 1/2L, 1/2 hd, 3/4L. Time: 2:11.30. Win: $4.80. Places: $2.10, $2.10, $4.30. Quinella: $12.00. Trifecta: $268.80 (7,1,8). First4: $411.00 (7,1,8,2). Quaddie: $394.50 (4+/10/1/7). Place6: $33.70 (1+,2,9/1+,2,7/ 4+,5/3,7,10/1,2,5+/1+,7,8). Double: $24.40 (1/7), $5.60 (1/1+). Treble: $259.20 (10/1/7). Sub: Flying Legend (1). Trainer: Lisa Latta, Riccarton. Breeding: 5 g Gallant Guru (AUS)-Clear As A Bell.


Norvall loses Veyron ride Rogan Norvall has lost the Group One ride on Veyron in Saturday week’s George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick. Trainer Linda Laing has confirmed that he will be replaced by Sydney jockey Christian Reith, who won the Gr.2 Warwick

Stakes (1400m) on the eightyear-old two starts back. “Christian Reith will ride him in the George Main – the owners wanted the change of rider,” she said. Norvall has been Veyron’s regular New Zealand partner, but

was unable to continue his association with the multiple Group One winner at Warwick Farm due to visa issues. He was back in the saddle when the Thorn Park gelding was unplaced in the Gr.2 Chelmsford at Randwick at his latest appearance.

“The horse is good as gold and he beat himself last time when he missed the kick,” Laing said. “He was simply too big for the barriers, they are a bit bigger at Warwick Farm and he was a bit stiff after that run but he’s fine now.” - NZTM


In brief


Coles acknowledges debt BY PATRICK MCKENDRY Dane Coles feels he owes a debt of gratitude to All Blacks hooker rival Andrew Hore - and not only because it was the veteran’s departure from the Hurricanes which put the 26-yearold on the road to the biggest test of his career today. The support of 35-year-old Hore and fellow veteran hooker Keven Mealamu, 34, has been crucial for the younger man’s development after he made his test debut on last year’s European tour. He is unlikely to be thinking of them as he lines up against a fearsome Springboks front row consisting of Tendai (the Beast) Mtawarira and the du Plessis brothers - Bismarck and Jannie - but Coles was keen to point out on the eve of the test the responsibility he felt to perform well for the pair. “I want to go out there and do myself proud but also them because they’ve been chipping away at the international level for the last 10 years,” Coles said. “They’ve been awesome to me, they were the first two to come up and shake my hand when I was named in the team - having two guys like that who have been at that level for 10 years who are helping me out, that puts me at ease. They’re probably the two best coaches in the world for hookers.”

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Coles’ name in the All Blacks starting line-up was the one surprise from Steve Hansen. Coles backed Hore up in last weekend’s test victory over the Pumas in Hamilton but this time Hore doesn’t feature at all in the match-day squad despite the physical qualities he would bring against the notoriously tough Boks. That’s a nod to his impending retirement from the international game and the need for Hansen to try Coles on the biggest stage. Having been blooded late last year, Coles started two of the three tests against France in June and would have started against the Tricolours in New Plymouth but for a strained calf. This will be his first start in a Rugby Championship test. “I’ve been in the environment now for a little bit and they’ve kind of eased my way into it so, yeah, I think I’m ready for the challenge,” he said. The inclusion of Liam Coltman, Rhys Marshall and Nathan Harris to recent All Blacks squads has been all about a succession plan for Hansen. But after investing time and

resources into Coles, the Hurricanes player is the one they are pinning their hopes on for the 2015 World Cup. “He’s somebody that we see as the future,” Hansen said of Coles. “When you’re thinking about 2015, I don’t see Horey being there and I don’t think he sees himself being there. “At some point we need to make a change but we need Colesy to be ready to make that change.

Manawatu win again Manawatu have turned their ITM Cup campaign around in the space of five days. The Turbos began the season with three straight losses but they knocked over North Harbour last Sunday and picked up their second win on the bounce last night as they edged Southland 27-17 in Palmerston North. - APNZ

Casey Stoner will call it quits on his V8 Supercar experiment at the end of the year, and is set to take a break from all motorsport in 2014. Two-time world motorcycling champion Stoner, who has been racing in the second-tier V8 series this year for Red Bull Racing, says he will end his brief flirtation with car racing at the end of the season. But the prospect of the 27-yearold returning to MotoGP in 2014 appears remote. - AAP

Goalkeeper grateful

Dane Coles


Murph raring to go The 2013 V8 Supercars championship title race is tight: the leading contenders for one of the most coveted trophies in V8 racing are less than a race weekend’s points haul apart. Heading into the opening gambit of the inaugural Pirtex Endurance Cup three-race series, championship leader Jamie Whincup, Will Davison, Mark Winterbottom and Craig Lowndes are separated by a mere 72 points. A further five drivers are all within 245 points of defending champion Whincup. If this weekend’s results only hinged on the performance of the drivers who have contested the championship so far, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility for anyone with an understanding of motor racing to guess the result. However, with each main game driver having to hand the keys over to a codriver at some stage during the race, all bets are off. Since regular V8 Supercar drivers have been banned from pairing with fellow full time V8SC drivers the results have turned into a bit of a lottery and this weekend will be no different.

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is pleased to see Kimi Raikkonen link up with Fernando Alonso at Ferrari for next season but believes it will be a volatile pairing. “Ferrari with Fernando and Kimi, that sounds like an explosive mixture,” Germany’s Schumacher, who won five of his seven Formula One world titles with Ferrari, told German daily Bild. “For motor sport fans, it will certainly mean fireworks and for their rivals, a tough pairing to overcome. It will be exciting to watch.” - AFP

Stoner cans the V8s



“It’s time to give him an opportunity in the big ball park and see how he goes.” - APNZ

Ferrari pair explosive

One New Zealand driver in particular is looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of a V8 Supercar. After 15 years racing V8s in Australia and winning four Bathurst 1000s along the way, Greg Murphy was without a full time gig but was snapped up by the Holden Racing Team to co-drive with former series champion James Courtney. Murphy has tasted success at the Melbourne circuit in the past, winning backto-back Sandown 500 titles for HRT in 1996/97. “I’m pretty excited about the weekend and happy where it’s all stacking up at the moment,” said Murphy. “I’ve always had a lot of confidence in HRT and what they’ve been trying to achieve this year and that’s why I was keen to get there. “Their season didn’t start out too good but obviously they’ve worked really hard and things are starting to look really good performance-wise. “I can’t wait to get back racing in the V8 Supercars and to be part of a team I have a lot of confidence in and respect.” - NZH

New Zealand: Israel Dagg, Ben Smith, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea, Daniel Carter, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read (c), Sam Cane, Liam Messam, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Owen Franks, Dane Coles, Tony Woodcock. Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Steven Luatua, Matt Todd, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Charles Piutau.

Man United keeper David De Gea says the support of his teammates helped him adapt to the unique challenges of life at Old Trafford. The Spaniard struggled to get to grips with the Premier League in his first few months after arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011. But he has steadily progressed to rediscover the form that persuaded former United manager Alex Ferguson he was good enough to become Edwin van der Sar’s long-term successor. Speaking ahead of United’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, the 22-year-old paid tribute to the squad for the faith shown in him. “Everyone in the squad helps you a lot and the settling-in process is made a lot easier by the fact that there is such a warm atmosphere here.” - AFP

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In brief

Roosters set to crow

Cowboys fired up North Queensland skipper Matt Scott claims the Cowboys’ red-hot run to the NRL finals has proved their Sydney-phobic tendencies are a thing of the past. Scott is expected to line up in the front-row for his side against Cronulla today despite undergoing surgery just 10 days ago on a broken finger that required a titanium plate and six screws to fuse the bone together. His presence will be a massive boost for Neil Henry’s side who have already beaten the Sharks twice this season - including a 31-18 win just two weeks ago. - AAP

BY EMMA KEMP The Sydney Roosters will need to overturn 38 years of finals misery against Manly if they are to move a step closer to the NRL grand final. Feathers will fly at Allianz Stadium tonight as the Roosters aim to down the Sea Eagles in a finals clash for the first time since 1975 when Jack Gibson’s side prevailed at the SCG. And it’s game on for first-year coach Trent Robinson, who’s on the verge of securing a third win against Manly this year. “It’s always been a physical game against Manly,” said Robinson. “They’ve been bringing it for years, and I think we’ve risen our game this year to match that. I don’t expect anything different on Saturday.” The Sydney rivals have come face to face six times in finals since 1972, with Manly coming off second best just once when rugby league immortal Artie Beetson skippered the Roosters to a 28-13 win.

Sigmund says sorry Disgraced New Zealand footballer Ben Sigmund has publicly apologised for stamping on the legs of a United Arab Emirates player as he lay prone on the ground. Sigmund was red-carded after the incident involving Ali Mabkhout in the 89th minute of Monday’s 2-0 loss to the UAE in Saudi Arabia. He faces possible further disciplinary action from both world governing body FIFA and New Zealand Football. “I just have to say sorry, it was not acceptable,” Sigmund said on his return home. “My son was watching the telly and that probably hurt me the most for him to say ‘where’s daddy gone?’“ “It’s not a nice situation and I’m not proud of that.” - AFP

But the Sea Eagles weren’t so fortunate in both this year’s regular-season fixtures, falling short to a much-improved Roosters side on their way to a first minor premiership since 2004. But Geoff Toovey’s side go into the game having lost just once in nine games before last week’s 38-26 stumble against Penrith. They were in ominous form a week earlier when they thumped Melbourne 28-8 at Brookvale Oval, and are banking on that experience going into their ninth-straight finals campaign. “We know what’s expected of us and each individual and we know what has to be done to win a game,” back-rower Anthony Watmough said. Experience aside, the Roosters must tame a red-

hot backline that is arguably the best in the NRL. Jorge Taufua, Daly CherryEvans, Steve Matai, Jamie Lyon, Kieran Foran and David Williams have racked up 85 tries this year - more than eight NRL clubs have amassed for their entire roster. “Are you asking me to choose between Foran

and Matai, and Cherry-Evans and Jamie Lyon?” Robinson scoffed when asked which side of their opponents’ line the Roosters would target more. “They’re both outstanding sides. They’ve probably got one of the best backlines in the competition.” Although they have the firepower to hurt sides, Manly come up against a Roosters outfit that’s conceded just 325 points at an average of just 13.5 per game - the club’s best record since 1982. And Robinson is under no illusions about its importance for the game, especially for a team lacking the muscle of suspended prop Jared WaereaHargreaves. “It’s everything. It’s what we’ve built our season on,” he said. “We’ve attacked really nicely but it’s often been off the back of our defence.”- AAP



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“There’s nothing wrong with my trusty Omega.” That was Dean Barker’s response (accompanied by a broad grin) when asked if he’d set his watch wrongly - explaining why he’d missed the start of Race 6 by a street-and-a-half yesterday. Omega are one of team NZ’s longtime sponsors and he sports one of their products on his wrist. Some reports from within Emirates Team NZ suggested that the skipper might have set his precise timepiece wrongly and missed the start by not being at the place he was supposed to be at in the countdown to the start. “That first start was a shocker,” he said. “I apologised to all the guys. I was completely asleep all through that and full credit to the guys for digging it in and staying in touch at the bottom so we could have a crack at them on the beat - and it worked out well. “But I was just looking at some of the wrong numbers in the pre-start, got in a bad position and in the end we pretty much conceded the start. “I had to hold up my hands pretty high to the guys for that one but at least they dug down deep and we got back into the race.” Asked if he was aware of the jubilation at home in New Zealand and that Kiwis were flocking to bars to celebrate, Barker said: “To be perfectly honest, I just try and avoid reading about anything going on at home.

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“I am aware from what people say that there is a huge amount of support and I know it definitely motivates the guys to dig in harder and race harder. “I’d definitely join them at the bar if things went well but really we are just focused on what we have to do. Three races is a lot to do. And, as has become a trademark in this regatta, Barker couldn’t resist a gentle dig at the opposition when the press conference talk after the race moved to discussing the merits of tacticians John Kostecki, Ben Ainslie and Tom Slingsby. “They’ve got all those gold medals [from the Olympics] clanging round at the back of the boat,” grinned Barker. “Let’s hope they don’t get all tangled up in them.” - NZH

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High-risk school trial Coen Lammers EDITOR


he report that a special needs student from a closed residential school has successfully integrated in a mainstream school in Mid Canterbury is wonderful news but may not be the whole story. The closure of residential schools caused great concern among parents, the staff at McKenzie and the regular schools that were expected to integrate these high-need students. The Government spin promised a wraparound service to help the community and schools care for these students but many were sceptical. The solution looked good on paper, and impressive on the balance sheets of the Ministry of Education, but was also a high-risk experiment at the expense of the most vulnerable children in our education system. The one Mid Canterbury success story is a terrific relief for the family and school involved but does not tell us how other students with extreme behaviour are faring, especially if they are in a small rural school. As a father of a student with special needs I know first-hand that children with special needs can have a major impact on their environment, some positive, others not so. Most of them will happily attend school and some even become minor celebrities among their peers, but a few will really struggle in the mainstream environment and put huge pressure on the school, the teachers and their fellow students. And even the most elaborate individually targeted wrap-around support will not change that. For those cases, the loss of McKenzie school is nothing less than a catastrophe as they have no fall-back position, and the child will likely drop out of our education system altogether. New Zealanders should be proud of this country’s dedication to mainstreaming all children, but it does not suit all children with extreme needs. Yes, individual targeted residential education is expensive, but if it gives those children knowledge and life skills that assist them to become more independent as an adult, it is money well-spent. By not spending the money the Government is likely moving the cost to another Ministry that may have to pick up the pieces in years to come.

YOUR VIEW Election special Vicki Smith has withdrawn her submission for the election special due to an unwillingness to abide by the paper’s lack of imagination regarding photographs. Mrs Smith had submitted a photo taken with her dog rather than a head and shoulders that would have been in keeping with the “consistency” and style of this newspaper. Her objection and subsequent boycott of the Ashburton Guardian’s election special proves that she is an individual that will not be bullied into submission.

Cancer Society On behalf of the Cancer Society, I would like to thank people of Mid Canterbury for their overwhelming generosity in supporting Daffodil Day this year. The final tally of $20,494 was raised. Your donation helps the Cancer Society provide free support services and informa-

tion, fund important scientific cancer research and implement health promotion initiatives to reduce the risk of certain cancers. The Cancer Society is an independent non-government organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the community through support, information, and research and health promotion. No one budgets for cancer and the impact a diagnoses has on a family is huge. Latest statistics show 55 people are diagnosed with cancer each day. Through you kind gesture we can continue our mission. Annie Bonifant Manager, Mid Canterbury Cancer Society of New Zealand

Operatic photo Your history pic on September 13; the guy in black top and

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shorts is Nick Pethig! Don’t know the show sorry. (Text message) Great paper! Operatic photo David Favell, Steve Ellis, Gavin Templeton, Nick Pethig, Rob Ballantine. Hope this helps thanks, Mark Cherry (Text message) Hi, the guy second from the right in the operatic society boy

band is Nick Pethig. Guys in the photo are (from left) David Favel, Steve Ellis, Gavin Templeton, Nic Pethig and Rob Ballantine. The show was Juke Box and we were singing Sweet Transvestite.

Gangster woes Is anyone going to do anything about the increasing gang presence and violence in Ashburton?


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Stormy weather memories

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Felicity Stacey Clark FOOD FOR THOUGHT


hose people who judged this week’s wind storm worse than that of August 1975 were obviously in a different place than me. I was working for Radio New Zealand, and the phone rang just after 4.30am. It was a colleague, telling me I had to get into work immediately. Since I knew he knew the rest of the staff had been partying all night to farewell another colleague, I thought he was being a smart Alec because he’d missed the party. Anyway it was my day off. So I did what any mid-twenties party animal of the ‘70s would do, told him to shove off and slammed the phone down. Poor chap rang back and convinced me Ashburton had been declared a disaster area and as I was the Ashburton reporter I had to be there. I scrambled into my clothes, kicked over the trusty stepthrough motor scooter and headed in. It was hard to believe there was a problem, because going into central Christchurch at that time there wasn’t a breath of wind. I’d just got inside, and up to the top floor when the wind hit, Let me tell you, being on the eighth floor of a building which was measured swaying more than 30 centimetres from the perpendicular, was not amusing. To think we used to complain about the rocking every time a big red bus went past. Within the hour we had a full staff muster of 20-25. I was instructed to take a car and head in the direction

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CONTACTS News tips Call 03 307-7957 After hours Call 021 585-592 This week’s windstorm did not eclipse the big blow of 1975, says Felicity Stacey Clark.

of Ashburton, calling in with details every few minutes. These were the days of no cell phones, not even a “brick”. We had the latest in bulky radiotelephones and were supposed to say things like “Roger” “Over and Out’ and so forth. Those niceties went out the window. I didn’t get past about Burnham. In those day of sheep, there were miles and miles of wide mature shelterbelts each side of the State Highway 1. They were just dropping like dominoes, or houses of cards if you are not of a domino generation. Power lines were going with them, and I found myself in what was possibly a nice little spot (on another day), with wires crackling fore and aft. No way was I getting out to the car, or attempt to move, despite the yelling on the RT from a

colleague. I watched enough galvanised iron to build a fair few good sized sheds fly over, followed by the odd silo. When I followed one up several hours later, it was lying like a crumpled handful of tinfoil 8kms from home. I got back to the office ready for lunch, which was impossibility because the nearby shops were all shut. However it wasn’t long before the phone rang for me. Home calling. Odd, because I lived alone. The caller was a12 year old boarding school pupil whose school had my name and number for emergency contact. The stupid school didn’t see if I was home or that the house was safe, just dropped the kid at the gate. There were full picture windows in the flat and all I could tell the poor frightened

kid to do was to pull all the curtains and sit in the middle of the room and wait for me. After about 15 hours on the job I finally got home, having pocketed every roll of sticky tape the stationery cupboard contained. Those windows were well taped before I gave up. So compared with this week I think August 1975 was far more intense, and caused far more damage, over a longer period. Mount Hutt may have had gusts of more than 250km this time, but I’ll bet there wasn’t any instrument sophisticated enough to measure anything like that wind speed up there in 1975. I’ll stick with my guns, 1975 wins for me. However I have to get the pane of shattered glass just like my shoulder dealt with soon!

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Craving stability in blustery conditions Rachel Judge



hat a wild storm we endured on Tuesday afternoon and even-

ing! Although this weather bomb was well predicted, which can’t be easy to pinpoint accurately in our island nation, it somehow took us by surprise in its severity. The warnings were helpful, reminding us to have torches

handy, a thermos or two filled, and the trampoline tied down. Sometimes in our everyday lives too, emotional or relational storms blow up, catching us unawares, even though in hindsight we may have seen portents of their brewing. In those times, our hearts can do with protection, so that our lashing out in shock or anger doesn’t lead to more stormy moments. We crave stability in blustery conditions, calming our nerves, and settling things back in proportion again. A story is told in three of the four Gospels in the New

Testament of the Bible of Jesus’ friends caught in a boat in a storm. This whirlwind unnerves them to the extent of waking Jesus, who is sleeping in the boat, and accusing him of failing to care for them through this drama. Jesus responds immediately to their distress, and in a powerful demonstration of peace, or a peaceful example of power, Jesus simply commanded the waves and wind to cease their lashing – and immediately the storm was quelled. The moment in that drama that speaks to me and into my

dramas is when the sailing friends of Jesus connect with Jesus, understanding that he’s the only one who can help them. They know it’s worth calling on this teacher who was gaining a reputation for the miraculous. They realise in that second of distress that they don’t have the resources within themselves to cope with this situation, but they know that Jesus, who they are beginning to recognise as God, has within him, the power to make a positive difference in any situation. Thankfully the coastal waters around San Francisco have

mainly stayed relatively calm for the thrilling catamaran action of the America’s Cup over the past week. However we know that in our own lives and hearts storms can arise unpredictable and shake us from our habitual moorings. Next time that happens to you, remember to call on the One who has the power to strengthen you in your crisis, as you reach out to Jesus, the Lord of the wind and the waves and the whirlwind of human emotions. Rev. Rachel Judge, a minister with St. David’s Community Church, Allenton

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Damaged buildings due to heavy fighting between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo, Syria.

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Kerry talks tough in Syria encounter By Matthew Lee and nancy Benac Striking a tough tone, US Secretary of State John Kerry opened swiftly convened talks with Russia on Syria’s chemical weapons by bluntly rejecting a Syrian pledge to begin a “standard process” by turning over information rather than weapons — and nothing immediately. That won’t do, Kerry declared at an opening news conference, a stone-faced Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at his side. “The words of the Syrian regime in our judgment are simply not enough.” “This is not a game,” Kerry

said of the latest developments in a series that has rapidly gone from deadly chemical attacks to threats of retaliatory US air strikes to Syrian agreement with a Russian plan to turn over the weapons and, finally, to the crucial matter of working out the difficult details. “We believe there is nothing standard about this process at this moment because of the way the regime has behaved,” Kerry declared. And he kept alive the threat of US military action, saying the turnover of weapons must be complete, verifiable and timely — “and finally, there ought to consequences if it doesn’t take place.”

Adding to the drama, Russian President Vladimir Putin weighed in from afar, raising eyebrows with an opinion piece in The New York Times that chided Americans for seeing themselves as “exceptional”. That was an apparent reference to a comment President Barack Obama made in his Syria speech earlier, explaining why he felt the US needed to take action. Congress has shown little inclination to authorise military action, and a vote on that has been put off. Putin also warned that a US strike against Syria because of chemical weapons use could unleash new terrorist attacks. And

he still maintained there is “every reason to believe” the weapons were used by rebels and not by Assad’s military. In Washington, Obama’s spokesman said Russia was “isolated and alone” in that view. Obama, for his part, said simply that he was hoping for “a concrete result” from the talks. The back-and-forth was a stark indication of the challenging work ahead as Kerry, Lavrov and their teams of chemical weapons experts plunge into talks aimed at finding agreement on how to dismantle the chemical weapons amid the confusion and danger of Syria’s civil war. Lavrov seemed to contradict

Kerry’s negative view of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s offer to provide details on his country’s chemical arsenal beginning 30 days after it signs an international convention banning such weapons. Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations said that his country had become a full member of the treaty, which requires destruction of all chemical weapons. However, the United Nations said it will take at least another 30 days. The Russian said the initiative must proceed “in strict compliance with the rules that are established by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.” - AP


Three dead, 30 missing in clinic fire A fire swept through a Russian psychiatric hospital, killing at least three people and leaving more than 30 others feared dead, officials said. Authorities had long warned that the building was unsafe and called for its closure. The fire in the one-storey hospital in the village of Luka in the northwestern Novgorod region erupted at around 3am and quickly engulfed the mostly wooden structure dating back to the 19th century, the Emer-

gency Situations Ministry said. Emergency had demanded the facility be closed, but the hospital administration won permission to use it until next year. Officials said the blaze was likely sparked by a smoking patient, and state Rossiya 24 television reported that a witness account confirmed that. It said that the man who triggered the fire was saved. Emergency officials said that 23 of 60 people who were in the building when the blaze broke

out were evacuated. Emergency teams found the bodies of two patients and a nurse, who they said died while trying to rescue others. More than 34 people have remained unaccounted for and feared dead. Emergency workers were combing a nearby forest for patients who may have fled the blaze. Russia has a poor fire safety record, with about 12,000 deaths reported in 2012. - AP

Emergency workers and firefighters work at a site of a fire at a psychiatric hospital in Luka village in the Novgorod region, Russia. - Photo AP


Saturday, September 14, 2013

In brief


Taliban attack US Consulate

6.6m children died Death rates for children under five have halved in some regions since 1990, but about 6.6 million still are thought to have died last year, according to a new report issued by UNICEF. The UN Children’s agency says the highest death rates are in Africa and Asia and nearly half of all children who die are in five countries: Nigeria, Congo, India, Pakistan and China. The U.N. says the top killers are pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria. - AP

By Amir ShAh And nAhAl TooSi Taliban militants set off two suicide car bombs in an attack on the US Consulate in western Afghanistan, triggering a gunbattle with security forces that left at least two Afghans dead. The US said all its personnel from the consulate in the city of Herat were safe and American forces later moved into the area to secure the site. The attack underscored the perilous security situation in Afghanistan, where US-led troops are reducing their presence ahead of a full withdrawal. According to Afghan officials, the attack in Herat started with the Taliban setting off two bombs — one in an SUV and the other in an explosives-laden small van — while militants on foot opened a firefight with Afghan security forces around the compound in the city, 1000 kilometres from Kabul. It was not entirely clear whether any attackers managed to breach the facility, but at least two Afghans were killed and several were wounded, said an Afghan official. At least seven attackers were killed, including the two driv-

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A damaged vehicle sits in front of the US consulate after an attack by a car bomb and a gunfight in Herat Province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan. - photo Ap

ers of the car bombs. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi took responsibility for the attack in a phone call to the Associated Press. Around the same time, a suicide bomber detonated his truck

full of explosives near government offices in eastern Paktika province after security personnel opened fire at him. At least seven Afghan forces were wounded in the explosion, another Afghan official said.

Insurgent attacks in Afghanistan are no longer concentrated in the country’s south and east, but also occur with troubling frequency in the north and west, which have been the more peaceful areas in years past. - AP


Abducted S Korean escapes after 41 years A South Korean man abducted by North Korea has escaped and returned home after 41 years, government officials and activists said yesterday. Jeon Wook-pyo, 68, was one of 25 crewmen on board two boats captured by North Korea in the Yellow Sea in 1972, according to Choi Sung-yung of the Abductees’ Family Union. Jeon, who fled North Korea in

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early August, is the only one of the crewmen to have escaped, Choi said. Kim Hyung-suk, a spokesman with South Korea’s Unification Ministry, which is responsible for inter-Korean affairs, confirmed to reporters that the man had safely returned to the South but provided no other details. South Korea estimates that more than 500 South Koreans

have been kidnapped and detained by North Korea since the 1950-1953 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, leaving the Korean Peninsula still technically in a state of war. Jeon underwent two weeks of investigation by government officials before being reunited with his family this month, Choi said.

North and South Korea have lately begun diplomatic talks after trading threats of war in March and April. They’re set to reopen operations at a jointly run industrial park, located just north of the heavily armed border separating the two Koreas, and plan reunions this month of families divided by the Korean War. - AP

Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming the first spacecraft ever to leave the solar system, NASA said. Thirty-six years after it was launched from Earth on a tour of the outer planets, the plutonium-powered probe is more than 18.51 billion kilometres from the sun, cruising through interstellar space — the vast, cold emptiness between the stars, the space agency said. Voyager 1 actually made its exit more than a year ago, according to NASA. But it’s not as if there’s a dotted boundary line or a signpost out there, and it was not until recently that scientists with the space agency had enough evidence to say that the probe had finally ploughed through the hot plasma bubble surrounding the planets and escaped the sun’s influence. - AP

Kidman shaken up Nicole Kidman says she was shaken up after being knocked down by a bicyclist on a city sidewalk. She was outside a hotel when she was hit by a bicyclist. She was knocked to the ground, but in an interview, she said she was okay. Kidman added: “I’m up, I’m walking around, but I was shaken.” - AP

Colorado flood toll 3 Heavy rains sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides in Colorado, cutting off remote towns, forcing the state’s largest university to close and leaving at least three people dead. A storm system has been dropping rain on the region for much of the week. Up to 20 centimetres) fell in an area spanning from the Wyoming border south to the foothills west of Denver. - AP


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Chad shows a clean set of wheels By Michelle NelsoN

Ashburton Ryal Bush Transport’s jack of all trades, turned it on at the HW Richardson Group’s driving skills competition in Invercargill. Chad Stewart, who works in the company’s office, and as a sales representative – as well as “doing a bit of driving”, took the overall award in the transport section – the Bill Richardson Memorial Trophy, from a field of 40 drivers from as far afield as Auckland. The competition, which celebrated its 10th anniversary, ran over five sections, each worth

20 per cent of the total mark. In the theory section contestants had to answer 50 questions on the road code and company policies. Different driving manoeuvres had to be completed in the articulated truck, truck and trailer and rigid vehicle, and in the pre-start section drivers were required to identify parts of the vehicle which had been removed. As well as earning the trophy, Mr Stewart – who has worked for Ryal Bush for eight years, will soon be taking a week-long holiday on the Gold Coast coutesy of winning the contest. Compiled by


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Principal risks of investing


n our series of articles covering the basics of investing we have covered taking stock of your current circumstances, planning the appropriate asset allocation and ways to invest. In this update we will discuss the principal risks of investing. In finance terminology, investment is about putting money into an asset with an expectation of gain, that following analysis, has a degree of security of principal, as well as security of return, within an expected period of time. In contrast, putting money into something with an expectation of gain without thorough analysis, without security of principal, and without security of return can be regarded as speculation or gambling. All investments have risk. We all manage risk in all aspects of our life on a daily basis. Risk could be as trivial as to take a coat or not, or to undertake a medical procedure that has a small chance of a major complication. In all cases we are looking to seek a benefit whilst exposing ourselves to a possible adverse outcome—we take on risk. Investment risk is no different. Sensible investors only take on investment risk if they will be adequately rewarded through higher returns. All investments carry a level of risk. To gain higher potential returns an investor needs to take

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on an elevated level of investment risk. This is sometimes called the risk-return payoff. Some investors forget that higher returns mean higher risk—often with painful consequences. An investment is normally considered to be risky if there is a reasonable chance that its value will vary significantly in the future. For example, an investment in shares is more risky than an investment in a bank term deposit. The value of shares may fall below the price paid for them while the value of bank deposits generally do not. High risk investments should only be taken on with long-term intentions. You would expect a high long-term return to compensate for the high risk. If you are investor, you cannot avoid investment risk — rather you seek to sensibly manage risk to ensure you are adequately rewarded. Prudent investors will not ‘put all their eggs in one basket’. Although diversification means a lot more than that—it involves thorough research and

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analysis. Sensible diversification reduces risk because when one or more of your investments may unfortunately be delivering lower returns, other investments should be performing more strongly to offset those lower returns. The overall result is a portfolio which provides a more stable growth profile. Inexperienced investors sometimes wish to invest all their capital in the single asset class which they believe will perform most strongly over the short to medium-terms. For example, a common question is whether it is a good time to sell property and invest the sale proceeds in the stock market. History suggests that such decisions are difficult to time correctly. In our next update we will discuss risk management tools. Ian Lennie and Selwyn Sloan are authorised financial advisers with Forsyth Barr in Ashburton. To arrange a meeting to discuss your investment objectives in confidence, please call (03) 307 9540 or e-mail or To find out more about Forsyth Barr visit This column is general in nature and should not be regarded as personalised investment advice. Disclosure Statements are available on request and free of charge.

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

Phone 03 307 7402 Mob 027 433 5766


HEAT PUMPS Perfect all year round

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

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

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We’re not the biggest... ...but our clients are more than satisfied. The Finishing Company 03 307 8870 or 0274 444 856 Paint, Plaster (Rockcote), Factory Spray Lacquer, Specialist Coatings/Textures (Resin & Stone Floors)


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

• Reel Mowers • Chainsaws • Rotary Hoes • Generators

electriCOOL Ltd

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


If you are renovating or building a new home you need someone to trust in all your PAINTING and DECORATING NEEDS – Commercial or Residential. • Interior decorating • Exterior decorating • Wallpapering • Waterblasting • Roof painting

Stan Keeley, Owner

Ph 307-0002 - Mobile 021 88 34 36

Roofing Specialists We specialise in:

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

Free Measure & quote

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


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

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

North park drive

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

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

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For your rural, residential and commercial property maintenance contact us.

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

• Landscape and garden renovations • Ride-on Lawnmowing • Gardening • Hedge trimming • Clean-ups

John Sharman


Ph 308-7332 or 027-277-1062

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


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FREELAWN L AWN MOWING MOWING FREE Get your lawns mowed on a regular basis by John from John’s Clean & Green Services and after six months I will mow them twice for FREE

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• Auto Electrical and Air Conditioning Specialists • Installations of GPS, RT’s, Stereos and Alarms • Engine Diagnostics • On Site Service

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Assistant Herd Manager

Slaughter Supervisor

South Pacific Meats - Malvern • Outstanding Leadership Opportunity • Upgraded Export Operation South Pacific Meats Ltd is seeking enthusiastic, talented Supervisors to join our management team based at our Burnham plant in Christchurch. We are seeking expressions of interest for experienced and qualified supervisors for our Beef Slaughter Process. Experience in multi-species processing of Beef, Lamb, Venison and Calves will be beneficial.

Rural Media Sales Consultant

This position is an integral part of the plant and production management team and has functional relationships with livestock procurement, slaughter, boning, cold stores, MAFVA, Asure, compliance, administration, asset management.

We have an exciting vacancy for an advertising sales consultant to join our team. If you thrive in a fast-paced, multiple-deadline environment and are ready to join a team of highly motivated, competitive and passionate sales professionals who develop effective marketing solutions for local rural based clients, then this position is for you. The primary focus of the Media Sales Consultant is to grow market share and revenue by growing the number of local active clients, with an emphasis also on retaining current clients. The successful Media Sales Consultant will be confident in his/her ability to effectively assess clients’ needs, generate and present innovative new and multi-media marketing strategies. If you are interested in applying for this position then please apply in writing, with confidence, by 5pm, Friday, September 20, 2013, to:-

Sales and Marketing Manager P O Box 77, Ashburton 7740 or email


The primary object of the role is to assist in the management of the processing of Beef, Venison, Lamb, sheep, and Calves to company, customer and regulatory standards and to maximise the department’s profitability, efficiency while complying with all regulatory requirements. The key responsibilities for this role include:

• Ensure labour resource is utilised to maximise efficiencies and throughput • All compliance and regulatory requirements are strictly adhered to ensuring that the process is in control under HACCP • Ensure all slaughter is carried out under the animal welfare act • Staff training, development and mentoring • Continuous improvement • All documentation is recorded and processed in an accurate and timely manner

We offer a wide variety of stimulating and interesting work with a focus on property law and general practice. Working closely with our Christchurch office means that there are added opportunities for professional development, collegiality and support and of course the up to date systems and technology of a larger firm. There is great opportunity for advancement within the firm.

MEAT INDUSTRY VACANCIES South Pacific Meats Ltd, Malvern is a modern sheep and beef processing plant at Burnham, south of Christchurch. We are now seeking experienced staff for our new season.

• Beef boners and trimmers • Lamb boners/sawmen and trimmers • Beef butchers • Lamb butchers. While previous experience in the above roles would be an advantage, we will offer training to applicants with a proven work ethic and those willing to make a commitment to the meat industry. Competitive pay rates, combined with an extended season, make this an attractive industry option. If you are looking to be challenged, want to join a successful, growing organisation and one of these positions interests you, please forward your CV to: Wayne Lindsay, HR Coordinator, PO Box 8, Rolleston 7643, or email: Alternatively, you can apply onsite, at our plant situated at: 1044 Two Chain Road, Burnham

Dairy Farm Assistant Required Full time Our busy dairy farm located 10kms north of Rakaia has a new position available for a dairy farm assistant.

The successful applicant will have great communication skills, ambition and energy and will want to be part of the Ashburton community.

The successful applicant will: · Have a minimum experience of two years experience as a dairy farm assistant · Hold a current New Zealand driver licence · Have a good understanding of English · Be eligible to work in New Zealand

If you are interested then please apply in writing to: Mrs Pam Brian White Fox & Jones PO Box 1353 Christchurch 8140 or

There will beWholesale random drugsupplies, tests. landscape direct to the public:

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Bark Screened soil Oamaru stone 100% Organic Compost Rocks and boulders Sand, Shingle and Stones Concrete

Delivery service available plus a FREE loan trailer

Got something to sell? Having a garage sale? Call the Guardian today for your advertising requirements. 307 7900

It’s time to get in the garden... Wholesale landscape supplies, direct to the public: • Bark • Screened soil • Oamaru stone • 100% Organic Compost • Rocks and boulders • Sand, Shingle and Stones • Concrete Delivery service available plus a FREE loan trailer.

NE / Y1 Teacher Required

Applications close Friday, 27 September 2013.

Have you got at least one years dairy experience? Looking to change farms for a new challenge? Then consider this role to join our team at Blackford Farming Ltd on our 683 ha dairy farm, milking 2000 cows through 2x fully automated 60 bale rotary sheds, both with protrac, no irrigation, new housing and an attractive remuneration package and roster. 10 mins from Methven 40 mins to Ashburton and one hour to Christchurch. School bus at gate. Further AG ITO training encouraged. Must be eligible to work in NZ. Please send a CV to or call 021 543 292 to discuss further.

Carew Peel Forest School

If you are looking to be challenged and want to join a successful, growing organisation then send a full resume to Wayne Lindsay, HR Co-ordinator, PO Box 8, Rolleston 7643,

Our Ashburton Office is looking for a solicitor with at least two years recent experience.


For Term 4, 2013 commencing October 14, 2013. Experience at this level preferred For more details please ph 03 696 3556 or email Kay Ward Principal

Wanted Digger/Truck Driver

with some digger experience. Immediate start. Phone or text Ken

0274 355 697 Blackwell Contracting Methven

LAUNDRY OPERATOR Wrights Apparelmaster, an award winning laundry, seek a Laundry Operator with a positive, can do attitude. You will be physically fit and able to work on your feet all day and carry out lifting. This position is a 40 hour plus week with 6.15am starts. You will need to be comfortable with driving a large delivery vehicle, on a car licence, as the job entails servicing a large contract. Please apply by phoning Stuart Cross on 027 4308830 Wrights Drycleaners 8 Grey Street Ashburton

Ashburton Contracting Limited


P 03 307 8302 A Dobson Street West, Ashburton W

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Restorative Justice Co-ordinator Ashburton District Applications are sought for the Project Co-ordinator’s position of Turnaround Ashburton, a local adult restorative justice project. This is a full time position based in Ashburton.

Customer Service Officer

We are seeking applicants who have the following attributes: 9 Well developed verbal and written communication, report writing skills.

“Welcome to Ashburton District Council, you’re speaking with…” If you pride yourself in providing exceptional customer service and enjoy being the first point of contact – whether it is face to face or on the phone, this diverse position in the council’s customer services team could be for you.

9 An ability to listen, interpret, clarify information, and make sound decisions. 9 An ability to maintain confidentiality. 9 An interest and commitment to the restorative justice process.

9 An ability to build and maintain effective relationships with Police, Courts and the Judiciary.

The job description for this vacancy is available online or from Reception. Applications including a current CV and cover letter will be accepted by post, online or at Reception until 25 September 2013.

9 An ability to work with and support volunteers.

Applications close Wednesday, September 18

Herd Manager

9 An ability to facilitate, mediate and guide in often difficult situations.

Tomara Dairies situated 3km from Hinds, require an experienced, motivated person, who is looking to progress in the Dairy industry.

9 Confidence in working with both Victims and Offenders. Ideally we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate experience or capability in working in a judicial environment and being able to form strong and positive relationships with Police as our main referees, Courts, the Judiciary, Solicitors and other professionals working in the criminal justice system.

870 Cows, 60 Bale rotary shed with ACRs, pivot irrigation. Five staff, good roster, 2 bed roomed unit available.

If you would like further information please don’t hesitate to contact us for a chat or request an application pack.

Please email cv to or contact Nev Nelson 021 293 1515 or Graham Thomas 303 7338. No texts please.

Contact us at Safer Ashburton: 20 William Street, Ashburton, Ph: 03 308 1395

· Kitchen staff · Wait staff · Bar staff

For our new bar and restaurant, opening early October. Both full and part time positions available. Some weekend work. Apply in writing to: The Owner 3 Goldrich Grove Braebrook Ashburton 7700 Or by email to:

9 An ability to build and maintain effective relationships with agencies.

In this role you’ll work full time Monday to Friday and have your finger of the pulse of what is happening in all areas of our organisation. You ‘ll have a can-do approach, professional communication skills – even when the pressure is on, an ability to learn and efficiently use information based computer programs.

Please apply to: Kimberley Grayling People & Capability Advisor 5 Baring Square West PO Box 94, Ashburton 7740

New Bar & Restaurant Opening We require

Applications close Thursday October 10 We offer a collegial, family friendly and flexible work environment.

Isuzu Service Technicians – Ashburton Smallbone Limited is a well respected and successful vehicle/ truck provider dedicated to delivering outstanding service to our customers. It operates the Isuzu dealership in Mid and South Canterbury and Holden dealership in Mid Canterbury. We are committed to sales and high quality servicing of trucks and cars in addition to the supplying of franchised parts and as such, our Ashburton branch is seeking experienced Service Technician’s to join our Commercial Service team. The successful candidates will be involved in servicing a range of trucks, with a focus on new and used Isuzu vehicles, whilst providing exceptional support and customer service at all times. Our employees enjoy a supportive and friendly team environment with excellent opportunities for career advancement through continued training. We are looking for people who can demonstrate: • Experience of service work on Isuzu trucks or similar; • Qualifications in diesel / heavy machinery servicing; • Good diagnostic skills; • Excellent work ethic; • Excellent customer service and communication skills; and • The ability to work well within a team and independently.

Grain and Seed Sales & Administration ATS is a farmer owned rural supplies co-operative based in Mid-Canterbury. This dynamic organisation has a membership of more than 3000 shareholders and provides services and advice covering Seed, farm merchandise, fuel, fertiliser and electricity at competitive rates. Members also take advantage of the Ruralco discount charge card. Due to a pending retirement, ATS Seed is looking to appoint a replacement to our experienced grain and seed team.

This is an excellent career opportunity for the right people. Smallbone Limited offers ongoing training and development opportunities and competitive experienced-based remuneration packages. It is a requirement that you must already hold a New Zealand passport or valid working visa, hold, or be at least working towards, a Class 5 Driver’s license, to apply for these roles. To apply, please email a letter of application and a current CV to “Smallbone Isuzu Service Technician”, Human Resources, P.O. Box 171, Ashburton 7740 or alternatively email Applications close 4pm, 28th September 2013.

This full time position is an important part to the day to day running of ATS Seed based in Ashburton and responsible to the ATS Seed General Manager. The position of Grain and Seed Sales & Administration would require you to be dealing with farmers and industry related businesses on a daily basis, experience within the industry, including grain trading would be preferred. Competencies required to be successful in this role include: • Logistics and stock control • Office administration and invoicing • Intermediate computer skills Please email your application together with your CV to: 975 8505

Applications close 25th September 2013.

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A great opportunity exists for an experienced Head Chef to work in a vibrant restaurant in Ashburton • Passion for food • Creative flair and a drive to succeed • Full time position If you are interested please send relevant information to:

• Sales experience

Staff management and recruitment professionals.

Head Chef

307 7900

CARPENTER Qualified Carpenter We are currently seeking a qualified Carpenter to join our team. The ideal person will be motivated and able to work day to day with minimum supervision. Apply: Russell Loach Construction Phone Russell 308-5598 0274-347-481 or

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ROLE for fashion eye wear brands. Two hours per fortnight. Role requires merchandising within Retail Stores. Please email your CV and cover letter to:

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Birthday Greetings Brought to you by Kitchen Kapers.

Chloe Hill Happy 5th Birthday Chloe. Lots of love Mummy and Daddy.



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

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BUYERS OF ALL METALS Copper, Brass, Aluminium etc.

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

Licensed Buyer Dealer

10A McGregor Lane Riverside Estate (Off McNally Street)


Phone 308-8959 or 027-228-1467 anytime

Della Williams Happy 6th Birthday Dude! Love you lots Mum, Dad, Maleia and Velvet.



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

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Blessie Laffey Happy 1st Birthday to my one and only Unica Hija Blessie. Lots of love Mum and Dad.

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


FEMALE 65 years young. At present full time. Looking for part time work. Conscientious and reliable. Please phone 308 3788 or text 027 788 6462.

Looking for a builder with a little more experience?

Angus Smith Happy 3rd Birthday! Hope you have a great day. Lots of love Mum, Dad and Sophie.

 Housing  Commercial  Farm

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.

Contact Des anytime for an obligation free quote.

Cake Tin Hire

20 novelty shapes

$15 for 7days

The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287



Mid-Canterbury Metal Recycling

Chloe Hill

Ashburton Guardian

Ph 03 308 9936 or 0274 323 258


4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, privacy and safety films for glass. FREE quotes - 20 years local service. Bill Breukelaar - phone 0800 368 468. CARPET - 2 you sales and installation. Mike Gill, phone 027 491 4210. FOR: Welding – Mig, Arc, Mild steel fabrication. Sandblasting. Competitive Rates – Quality assured. Phone Kurt at Action Sandblasting Ltd. 027-332-4549 or 308-4226.

Industrial 170Amp 230v DC inverter welder XA-ARC 170-SP stick electrode. Option 9MMA) lift arc DC Tig.

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

Plus much more

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

PLUMBER / Drainlayer Log fire installations, bathroom and kitchen renovations, plumbing repairs, hot water cylinder replacements. Peter TRADES, SERVICES Young reg. Plumber and Drainlayer phone 03 307 HOME handyman available. 7582 or 027 280 0889. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph ROLLERS and Romans - 027-677-1952. sunfilters, sunshades, privacy blockouts, aluminium. FREE measure and quote. ROOFING - for all your roofQuality Auckland factory. ing requirements, new roofs, reroofing, commercial, insurPh Catherine 03 357 1165 or ance claims, repairs. Licensed building practitioner, 021 044 8645. Wiki, Vision Roofing, phone 027-476-0203.

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RURAL TRADING POST RURAL TRADING POST CHAINSAW Stihl MS 880 magnum 30” bar. Still on first chain. only available because owner changing occupation. Phone 027 465 2122.

GRAPPLE – the Taupo Hand, 1.8m wide, now in stock, POA. McMullan Enterprises Ltd, 308 2059. ATS Supplier. LOADER Clark 55B good working order! 4 in 1 bucket been used for logging. Ideal for cleaning up wind blown trees. Lifts approx 6 ton. Phone 027 465 2122. NEED FEED? Maize silage contracts available for the coming season. Please ring Bruce Lilley on 027 55 33 085 to discuss your requirements: SNIG chains 10mm x 5m long with grab hook and lug link, $95 including GST. McMullan Enterprises Ltd. 308.2059. ATS Supplier.

WANTED Standing Grass and Lucerne

Looking for any quantity and any quality, priced accordingly. Also maize contracts available.

Phone Blake 0274 343 551

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Daily Events Saturday 9.00am ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Spring Fair. 65 Oxford Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. New members always welcome. Methodist Church hall, Baring Square East. 9.30am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST PRESCHOOL FAIR. Come along and join the fun at our family

Sunday 8.00am ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 8.30am HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9.00am ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Harrison Street, Allenton. 9.30am ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Morning worship Spring festival with Rev Tevita Taufalele. Methodist Church Lounge, Baring Square East. ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

Monday 9.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street.

friendly fair. St Stephens Church Hall, Park Street. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Exhibition, Russell Clark’s Gold Rush panels. Main Street, Methven. ASHBURTON EMBROIDERERS GUILD. Inspired to stitch - local embroiderer’s exhibition. Ashburton Art Gallery, Baring

Square East. 10.00am - 12.00pm ASHBURTON VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald. 10.00am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON CRAFT MARKET. Commencing on Saturday’s in the West Street Car park. 10.00am - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM.

Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 12.50pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Association croquet singles. The domain, Philip Street. 1.30pm MID CANTERBURY SOCIAL WHEELERS. 14km road race. Register from 1pm. Fords Road, near the sale yards. 7.00pm

EMERGE YOUTH presents “War”. A fantastic evening with band, games prizes and free food. Ashburton New Life Church, Melcombe Street, Tinwald. Contact Brad and Anna Raukawa, 027 359 6558. 7.30pm ASHBURTON MUSICAL CLUB. Spring Concert. Sinclair Centre, Park Street. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe band hall, Creek Road

Morning worship followed by AGM. All welcome. 65 Oxford Street. 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Worship service with communion, 48 Allen’s Road, Allenton. 10.00am ASHBURTON MODEL AERO CLUB. Radio controlled aeroplane flying, weather permitting. Lovett’s Road, off Maronan Road. METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Exhibition, Russell Clarks Gold Rush Panels. Main Street, Methven. HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH.

Mass, Sealy Street. ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion. Park Street. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Church service with Rev David Brown, cnr Havelock and Park Streets. ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy communion every Sunday. 151-153 Thomson Street, Tinwald. 10.30am VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Worshipping god and transforming lives. 63 Princes Street, Netherby.

12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 1.00pm - 4.00pm ASHBURTON VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum open. 86 Maronan Road. Tinwald. 1.30pm MID CANTERBURY COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB. Club day, a bus of guests and singers coming from Christchurch. Everyone welcome. Ashburton Club and M.S.A.

2.00pm ASHBURTON COUNTY SCOTTISH SOCIETY INC. Ceilidh. Great entertainment, afternoon tea provided and raffles. Admission $5.00, members $3.00. Senior Centre, 206 Cameron Street. 5.00pm ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Taize Service, Park Street. 7.00pm VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Church service in the Sinclair Centre with Rev David Brown. Cnr Havelock & Park Street.

9.30am - 10.30am AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Ladies exercise classes. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 9.30am CREATIVE FIBRE-ASHBURTON. Silent auction. Allenton Rugby Club. 10.00am CARDIAC COMPANIONS. Fortnightly meeting, social exercises and speakers. Buffalo Lodge Hall, Cox Street.

METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Exhibition, Russell Clark’s Gold Rush panels. Main Street, Methven. ASHBURTON COUNTY VETERANS GOLF. Members will contest the Wakelin Trophy. Tinwald Golf Club. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3.

Seafield Road. 2.00pm GREY POWER. Monthly meeting, “meet the candidates”. Seniors Centre. 6.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm

CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE. Euchre in the Parish Centre, Cnr Burnett and Winter Streets. TINWALD INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. Bowlers welcome, Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. ASHBURTON ELECTRONIC ORGAN AND KEYBOARD CLUB. Club night concert, visitors welcome. Seniors Centre, Cameron Street.

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– Building Construction Ashburton District Council seek tenders for the construction of dog pound facilities at 25 Range Street, Ashburton. The work involves the construction of a single story concrete block building with steel roof cladding. The facilities comprise of a 14 internal dog pens, 8 external pens, an office and a food preparation/clinic. The building has a floor area of approximately 105sqm and has already received Building Consent & Resource Consent. Tender document includes conditions of tender, working drawings and specifications can be obtained from the Receptionist, Ground Floor, Council Administration Building, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton or by phoning Council’s Commercial Department on either (03) 307 7840 or (03) 307 7863. Tenders are to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Dog Pound” and are to be either posted or placed in the Council tender box at the administration building before the closing time of 4.00pm Tuesday, 22 October 2013. Tenders for the construction close with – The Chief Executive Officer Ashburton District Council P O BOX 94 ASHBURTON

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Hampstead Rugby and All Sports Club Inc has made application to the District Licensing Agency at Ashburton for the grant of a Club Licence in respect of the premises situated at 79 Cambridge Street, Ashburton and known as Hamsptead Bowling Club. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is- Sports Club. The days on which and the hours during which liquor is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: Sunday - Thursday 9.00am to 10.00pm Friday and Saturday 9.00am to 12 midnight The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Agency at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. Any person who is entitled to object and who wished to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with: The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Agency P O Box 94 ASHBURTON This is the first publication of this notice.



Ashburton Indoor Bowls Assn.

60th Jubilee Celebration Saturday, September 28, 2013 at McNally Street Stadium 2-4pm. All past bowlers welcome, present bowlers a plate please. Contact Bernice Laird with numbers attending 03 302 3015.


ASHBURTON Law - Peter Ragg - moved to 228 Wills Street, opposite Events Centre. Ph 308 0327 for all legal matters.

SALE OF LIQUOR ACT 1989 PUBLIC NOTICE Peter Alan McQuarters and Larraine Helen McQuarters, 39 Morris Road, RD 2, Ashburton, venue operators, have made application to the District Licensing Agency at Ashburton for the grant of an on Licence in respect of the premises situated at 39 Morris Road, RD 2, Ashburton and known as Aeroview Function Venue. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is- Function Venue. The days on which and the hours during which liquor is (or is intended to be) sold under the licence are: Monday - Sunday (seven days) 10.00am to 12 midnight The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Ashburton District Licensing Agency at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. Any person who is entitled to object and who wished to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with: The Secretary Ashburton District Licensing Agency P O Box 94 ASHBURTON This is the first publication of this notice.

The next meeting of the Ashburton Trust Board will be held Head Office Boardroom, Level 1 Somerset House, Cnr East + Burnett Streets, Ashburton on Thursday, 19 September at 4:30pm Giles Beal Chief Executive


Tuesday, September 17 2013 - 8.00pm Sports Hall, Tancret Street Presentation of balance Sheet and annual report Election of officers Rule updates & corrections General business Followed by supper

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Church Services

Mid Canterbury Machinery Phone 03 308 9889


* Rata & Davidson Subsoilers * Navada Pond Stirrer * Mulchers * Duncan Till Seeder Drill * Hyd Log Splitter * Roller Drill * Gregiore Beeston 5 Mtr Discs * Celli 2.4 Mtr Roto Hoe * Plough Conventional & Reversible


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.

MEETINGS, EVENTS FAREWELL - for Colin and Kate Murdoch and family. Sunday, September 22, 3pm, Southend Rugby Clubrooms, Mayfield. Bring a plate please (finger food). Contact John 027 435 6243, Steve 027 473 3010.

Water Ski Lake Hood Inc.

2nd Annual General Meeting Thursday, September 26, 2013 7.30pm in the Lake House, Lake Hood. Secretary Peter Wood


BEEF Yearlings, Angus and Angus Hereford Cross, good quality cattle, 150-280kg. Sell numbers and sizes to suit, delivery available. Priced from $400 + GST each. Ph 03 313 2804.

Jubilee Christian Fellowship

Dairy heifer grazing wanted in Canterbury

10am Every Sunday All Welcome

• R1 yr heifers grazing December-May • R2 yr heifers grazing May-May • We have yearlings available now for grazing Phone Richard Andrews 027 536 8693 David Topham 027 435 2308 Scott Perkins 027 474 2077

BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 322 7626. FRIESIAN bull calves for sale, 7-15 days old, approx. 45 available. Phone 027 221 0431. TWO Ayreshire bull calves, one week old. Phone 303 7315. WANTED - Someone to look after 3 year old Border Collie for 6 months. Owner travelling overseas. Quiet and well behaved. Owner will pay for food. Ph 021 167 6099.

700 Dairy calves – grazier prefers 1 or 2 clients only (long term)

December onwards for calves in Mid Canterbury/Geraldine/ Selwyn districts

Contact Greg Tait

027 378 6314 GRAZING

FLOAT hire - single, double INDIVIDUAL spacious office and tandem. Reasonable to let. Ground floor and rates. Morrison’s Saddlery & central location. Phone Julia Feed. Phone 308-3422 anytime. 027 688 4334.

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

Guest Soloists: Lois Johnston and Oliver Sewell Musical Director Sylvia Watson Accompanist Deborah Sloper

Grazing Wanted


SHED wanted to lease, to store hay making equipment and hay. Ph 303 7680, 027 390 0002.

Tickets from TicketDirect ( or Ashburton Trust Event Centre (307 2010) Adults $25 Seniors and Students $20

Grazing Available

Dairy yearlings now to April 2014

LAMB grazing wanted for September / October. Ideally grass, top money paid for top feed. Phone Mitch 027 313 1320 or 302 1787.

GARAGE SALES FAIR. Ashburton Baptist Preschool Fair. September 14. 9.30am - 1.00pm. St Stephens Church Hall, Park Street. Come along and join the fun at our family friendly fair. Reasonable prices.

SUFFOLK Street, 8am - 1pm. Saturday/Sunday. Found a lot more items, all must go. Women’s shirts, skirts, coats, babies clothes, furniture, linen, materials, wool and household items.

PEACOCKS and hens, two pairs for sale. Phone 308 8345. POTATOES: Rua $30 bag, delivered. Phone 03 308 5972.

QUEEN size bed, head board FOR SALE and base. Sleepyhead KITCHEN for sale, U shape, Pedicrest. Seldom used, new ten year old, modular, with condition. Ph 308-8398. some appliances. Immaculate condition. Available to view. SCOOTER’S - new and secondhand three and four Phone 308 8001. wheel electric scooters and wheel chairs. Call Fred KWILA DECKING Super Reddecliffe at Electric spring special available Mobility Ashburton today. Aug/Sept. Out it goes $6/m Phone 308-3602 90 x 19, $11/m 140 x 19 (incl GST) while stocks last ADULT (cash/chq/eftpos ONLY) Adams Sawmill, Malcolm ENTERTAINMENT McDowell Road - Ph 308ASIAN NEW, 24 year, size 6, 3595. sexy, classy, busty, the best quality. Please phone Diane OLD man pine logs - $45 per 021 0264 7179. tonne. Split Macrocarpa $150. Green bluegum $150. CINDERELLA, available Green old man pine $120. everyday, genuine calls only, 3 Both 3.6m . Shane James no texting please. Phone 303 7063. 021 0233 9259.

Netherby Pharmacy, Chalmers Avenue. HML Home care Medical Limited - Ring Saturday open from: 10am - 12 noon. Sunday 0800 700 155 for FREE 24hr Health from: 10.30am - 12 noon. Both evenings: Advice. 6pm - 7pm. DUTY DOCTORS Methven Pharmacy, 101 Main St, Methven. This service is for EMERGENCY MEDICAL Saturday and Sunday open: 4pm - 6pm. CARE ONLY. Please remember your HOSPITAL VISITING HOURS Community Services Card. ASHBURTON HOSPITAL Emergency phone until 8am Monday GENERAL WARDS - (Medical and Surgical): - 0800 700 155. DAILY, 2.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm -

Sealy Street Medical Centre, will be the duty practice for Saturday until 8am Sunday. They will hold surgery from 10am until 12noon and from 6pm until 7pm. No appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 1212. Dr Ritchie, Tinwald Medical Centre, will be the duty doctor for Sunday until 8am Monday. He will hold surgery from 10am until 12noon and from 6pm until 7pm. No appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 6565.


For weekend doctor and emergency details please phone Methven 302 8105. For medical attention during the weekend there are drop in clinics from 11am - 12noon and 5pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Ashburton Hospital DOES NOT

provide an accident and emergency service. Except in cases of emergency persons requiring medical attention must consult their own or the duty general practitioner. Persons subsequently requiring treatment at Ashburton Hospital must have a general practitioners

7.30pm Children must be accompanied by an adult. CHALMERS WARD (including Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation Unit) - OPEN VISITING. MATERNITY WARD - DAILY, 10am - 8pm. -Husbands and patient’s own children may visit the patient from: 7am - 10pm. TUARANGI HOME (Cameron St) - DAILY, -unrestricted visiting.



10am Morning Service

Speaker: Pastor David Jensen

Life 2 da MAX (Kids Church) Creche Available Refreshments to follow 6.00pm Precepts Ministries study on Forgiveness YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE VERY WELCOME

For more info please call Pastor Mike Grove 308 4695

Great tree work business for sale Excellent existing client base Exciting and stimulating industry » Shelter removal » Controlled topping » Logging » Land clearing Call Ernie to find out more 027 480 2554

FOR RENT - 2 bedroom unit in Ashburton - Available October 9 - $260p/w - Non smoking, pets negotiable - Ph Aimee 021 757 434.

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


St David’s Church 48 Allens Road Everyone welcome


ALLENTON two bedroom flat. $265.00pw. Single garage. Private back flat. No dogs or smoking. Mature age couple preferred. Can be viewed Saturday, September 14, 2-4pm, 19 Thomas Street. Ph 027 244 3858.

We hope to see you this Sunday!

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



Sunday Morning 10.30am Sunday Evening 7pm Wednesday night Bible Study, 15 Cross Street 7pm



Cnr Cass & Havelock Sts, Phone 308 5409

131 Thomson Street (Tinwald School Hall)


Weekend Services


Calling all believers. Your faith will be strengthened. 206 Cameron Street Pastors Jim & Ida Heath Ph 308 7511

Saturday 21 September, 2013 7.30pm Ashburton Trust Event Centre st


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

LANDLORDS. Don’t leave the management of your valuable asset in the hands of a company that’s primary income is from selling properties. Property management is our sole focus 24/7. Contact B&N Properties Ltd now, 0800 111 252

TO LET - 2 bedroom town house, double garage, in quiet Netherby area. $270 p/w (no dogs). Ph 03 323 9099 evenings.

DIAL 111 in the event of a Medical or Accident Emergency


Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or 027 857 2133 or visit for more information.


Call free on 0800 222 955. Ask for the Crisis Team. SAFE CARE - 24 hr Rape and Sexual Assault Crisis Support. Ph: 03 364 8791


24 hr- Freephone 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) - Direct dials to a volunteer. Ashburton Office - 307 8409 week-days, 9am - 2pm - outside of these hours leave a message.

ALCOHOL DRUG HELP LINE Call us free on (0800 787 797). Lines open 10am - 10pm Seven days.

LIFELINE - Toll-Free: 0800 353 353

COLDSTREAM HOUSE — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. CAMERON COURTS — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. PRINCES COURT — DAILY, unrestricted visiting.





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

If you do not have or cannot contact your Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. regular dentist, please phone 027 683 0679 Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm for the name of the rostered weekend dentist Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm in Christchurch. Hours 9am-5pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

DOG, STOCK & NOISE CONTROL Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700 - 24 hour service MID CANTERBURY SPCA WEEKEND EMERGENCY PHONE COMMUNITY POOL NUMBER: All enquiries - Inspector John WEEKEND HOURS: Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm. Keeley: 308 4432 or 0274 342 646 MAIL CLOSING TIMES MID CANTERBURY ANIMAL ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE SHELTER FAST POST: Mon - Fri 6pm Contact (cats) Andrea 021 892 939 or (dogs) STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm Dawn 021 828 350 POST DELIVERY CENTRES VETERINARIANS Allenton: Mon - Fri 5pm CANTERBURY VETS - Ph 03 307 0686, Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm West Street Clinic, Main Road, Methven. Methven: Mon - Fri 4.30pm Saturday clinic: 9am-12 noon. Weekend Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm emergencies: Steve Williams . ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS CARE VETS - Ph 03 308 2327, 246 Tancred Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm Street, Saturday clinic: 10am - 2pm. Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm Weekend emergencies: Robert Muir. INFORMATION CENTRES VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Phone 03 307 ASHBURTON - Sat 10am until 2pm. 5195, Cnr East St & Smithfield Rd, Ashburton. Saturday clinic 9am-12 noon. Weekend Sun CLOSED. emergencies: Large: Shannon ThomsonPublic holidays from 10am until 2pm. Laing, Ciprian Verdes. Small: Judy Wilkes. Phone 308-1050. VET ENT RIVERSIDE - Phone 03 308 2321, METHVEN - Saturday and Sunday 9am 1 Smallbone Drive, Ashburton. Saturday 5.45pm. Phone 302-8955 or clinic: 9am-12 noon. 24-hour weekend emergencies: Large: Catherine Haywood, BUS DEPARTURES Amanda Kiby. Small: Refer Care Vets. Reservations and timetables, 24-hour service. ASHBURTON VETS - Ph 027 683 8111, Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. 149 Cameron Street Ashburton: The duty BUSES - Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. vet for emergencies this weekend is: Jo Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm. Hallenstein. Full emergency service all weekend. NIMAL ERVICES


Baring Square East, Ashburton. Ph 308 3167 Saturday-Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm Closed Statutory Holidays. Group Bookings by arrangement



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6am Tiki Tour 0 6:25 Wiki The Kiwi 0 6:35 Jake And The Neverland Pirates 3 0 6:55 Stitch! 3 0 7:20 Matt Hatter Chronicles 0 7:45 Phineas And Ferb 3 0 8:10 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 8:40 Beware The Batman 0 9:05 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 9:10 Adventure Time 3 0 9:35 Regular Show PGR 3 0 10am Totes Maori 10:30 Neighbours Omnibus 0 1pm F Shipwrecked – The Island PGR 3 2pm The Amazing Race Australia PGR 3 0 3pm Extreme Makeover – Home Edition 3 0 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 30 6pm Wipeout USA 0 7pm Country Calendar Southland 7pm Duck Dynasty PGR 0 farmers with a passion for 7:30 M Dragon Wars producing nutritious food. 0 PGR 2007 Fantasy. 7:30 Heston’s Fantastical Food Jason Behr, Amanda Brooks. PGR 0 0 8:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder 8pm L Lotto Mysteries AO 0 This week’s Lotto draw. 9:40 M Diamonds are 8:05 Dragon Wars PGR Forever PGR 1971 Action. Continued. 0 James Bond is on the trail 9:15 M Gone in Sixty of an international diamond Seconds AO 2000 Thriller. smuggler. Nicholas Cage, Robert Duvall, Sean Connery, Jill St John. 0 Angelina Jolie. 0

12:05 Louie Spence’s Showbusiness PGR 3 1:10 Emmerdale PGR 3 0 3:10 Neighbourhood 3 0 3:50 Infomercials 5:30 The Key Of David

CHOICE TV 6:30 Better Homes And Gardens 8am Gardeners’ World 8:30 The Stagers 9am Galleons Of Spice 9:30 Pioneer Woman 10am Location, Location, Location 11am LA Frock Stars 11:30 My Kitchen Noon Bath Crashers 12:30 Relocation, Relocation 1:30 Better Homes And Gardens 3pm Gardeners’ World 3:30 Guide To The Good Life 4pm My Dream Home 5pm The People’s Cookbook 6pm Carter Can 6:30 Belfast Zoo 7pm Lonely Planet – Best Parks Ever 7:30 Natural World 8:30 Being Erica Erica is a plucky, but flailing, young woman who travels back in time to fix past mistakes. 9:30 Twenty Something 10pm A Young Doctor’s Notebook Drama about a young doctor’s medical experiences in a small, backwards village during the Russian Revolution. 10:30 Guide To The Good Life 11pm My Dream Home


Midnight Carter Can 12:30 Belfast Zoo 1am Natural World PG 2am Lonely Planet – Best Parks Ever 2:30 Flatmates AO 3am Being Erica 4am Twenty Something 4:30 A Young Doctor’s Notebook 5am People’s Cookbook

11:40 M Passengers AO 2008 Thriller. Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse. 0 1:30 M Motherhood AO 2009 Comedy Drama. Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards, Minnie Driver. 3:10 The Celebrity Apprentice 3 0 5:30 It Is Written 3





6am Charles Stanley 6:30 Gone Fishin’ 3 7am Outdoors With Geoff 3 7:30 Knight Rider 3 8:30 Infomercials 9:30 The Nation 10:25 F Both Worlds 11am 3rd Degree Presents The Vote 3 Noon The Little Couple 3 1pm The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills PGR 3 2pm Pregnant In Heels PGR 3 3pm F The New Normal PGR 3:30 Raising Hope PGR 3 0 4pm Dogs In The City 3 0 5pm Outdoors With Geoff Geoff Thomas showcases the outdoors in New Zealand and abroad. 5:30 Fishing Show 6pm 3 News 7pm Destroyed in Seconds PGR 0 7:30 Ice-Road Truckers PGR 0 8:30 SVU AO A closed rape case of Benson’s is reopened because of its similarities to a new case, and the possibility of wrongful imprisonment surfaces. 0 9:25 Blue Bloods AO 0 10:25 Outrageous Fortune AO 3 0

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Rocko’s Modern Life 3 7:30 Invader Zim 3 7:55 All Grown Up 3 8:20 Scaredy Squirrel 3 8:45 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 – Fused 3 9:05 Redakai 3 9:55 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Barney And Friends 3 3:30 Bryan And Bobby 3 3:40 Pukana 2 4:05 The Suite Life On Deck 3 4:35 Victorious 3 5pm Mr Young 3 5:30 Smokefree Rockquest 6pm The Simpsons 3 0 6:30 M Mr Bean’s Holiday 3 2007 Comedy. Mr Bean goes on holiday in France and discovers cycling, his true love, and the Cannes Film Festival. 0 8:20 The Real Housewives of Orange County PGR Tamra’s 1980s-style party sours when Slade and other OC men crash it. 9:20 Vanderpump Rules AO Stassi returns from Las Vegas, to discover SUR has changed, and Jax is dating one of her friends. 10:20 Excused AO 10:45 Million-Dollar Cash Game PGR

6am Home Shopping 11:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? UK 3 Noon Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) 12:30 The Crowd Goes Wild Omnibus 3 2:30 The View From River Cottage 3 3pm Marlaina’s Kitchen Marlaina Curtis shares her passion for cooking, and shows how to create tasty dishes at home. 3:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Delayed) North Harbour v Tasman. 5:30 Prime News 6pm F Conviction Kitchen At a final dinner, surrounded by the trainees’ families, chef Ian Curley announces which two will be given a fresh start and permanent jobs with him. 7pm Storage Wars 7:30 Secret Millionaire UK Dominic List, who has a passion for motors, but these days is more likely to be at the wheel of a Lamborghini than getting his hands dirty, has agreed to leave it all behind. 8:35 Rugby – International (Delayed) New Zealand v South Africa.

6am Motorsport – FIA World Rally Championship (Highlights) Rally Australia Day One. 6:30 Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) BMW Championship – Round One. 7am L Golf – US PGA Tour BMW Championship – Round Two. From Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. 10am Golf – European PGA Tour (Highlights) 10:30 Golf World 11am All Access Noon Rugby – ITM Cup (Highlights) 12:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) 2:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Waikato v Auckland. From Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. 4:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Canterbury v Otago. 6:30 L Rugby – International New Zealand v South Africa. 9:55 L Rugby – International Australia v Argentina. From Subiaco Oval in Perth.

11:25 The Finder AO (Starting Today) 3 A teen asks Walter to locate his father, who went missing after his plane vanished. 12:25 Infomercials 5am Hillsong 5:30 Charles Stanley

11:50 Infomercials

11:05 Under The Dome AO 3 Midnight Secret Millionaire UK 3 1am Home Shopping

12:30 Rugby – International (Replay) New Zealand v South Africa. 2:30 Triathlon – ITU World Series (Replay) Women’s Race. 5am L Golf – US PGA Tour BMW Championship – Round Three. From Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.

MAORI TV 10am Toku Reo 3 2pm Waka Ama 3 Highlights from Lake Karapiro, Cambridge. 2:30 Code 3 3:30 Rugby – IRB Junior World Championship 3 Ireland v Fiji. 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Te Tepu 3 2 6:30 Joe’s World On A Plate Joe McLeod of Ngai Tuhoe, who worked in top restaurants all over the world before returning to Aotearoa, prepares his best international recipes using local ingredients.

THE BOX 6am Criminal Minds 16VS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 The Unit MV 8:10 The Simpsons Super Saturday PG A marathon of The Simpsons episodes. 10:15 Raw MC 1pm 24 Marathon MVLS 4:30 The Simpsons Super Saturday PG A marathon of The Simpsons episodes. 7pm The Simpsons PG Homer’s life turns into nonstop misery when he becomes Carl’s assistant; Marge poses for a sexy calendar. 7:30 Lie To Me MV 8:30 Cajun Pawn Stars PG 9pm Counting Cars PG 9:30 Ax Men ML 10:30 The Unit MV 11:30 Chuck MVS


12:30 24 Marathon MVLS 3am Cajun Pawn Stars PG 3:25 Counting Cars PG 3:50 Chuck MVS 4:45 24 MVLS 5:35 The Simpsons PG

SKY SPORT 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 M Born Free – A New Adventure 1996 Family Adventure. Elsa the lioness works her magic on two teenagers dealing with changes in their lives. 9:15 Journey To The West 10:15 Homai Te Pakipaki 3 11:15 Te Kaea 3 2 11:45 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6:30 Mythbusters PG Hindenburg Mystery. 7:30 Mythbusters PG Underwater Car. 8:30 ET Fishing Escapes PG 9:30 Man v Fish With Matt Watson PG Mako Shark. 10:30 Deadliest Catch PG 11:30 Top Hooker PG 12:30 River Monsters – Untold Stories PG 1:30 Mythbusters PG Fright Night. 2:30 Auction Kings PG 3pm Auction Hunters PG 3:30 American Guns M 4:30 Sons Of Guns M 5:30 Car v Wild PG 6:30 Backyard Oil PG High Stakes Checkers. 7pm Auction Kings PG 7:30 Deadliest Catch – The Bait PG 8:30 Deadliest Catch PG 9:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 10:30 Sons Of Guns M 11:30 Bullet Points PG SUNDAY 12:30 Forbidden MC 1:30 Ghost Lab PG 2:30 Ghost Lab PG 3:30 Ghost Lab PG 4:30 Ghost Lab PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG


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12:55 Killing Them Softly 16VLS 2012 Crime. 2:30 The Five-Year Engagement 16LS 2012 Romantic Comedy. 4:35 Win Win ML 2011 Comedy.

Secret Millionaire UK 7:30pm on Prime

MOVIES GREATS 6:25 A Few Good Men PGL 1992 Drama. Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise. 8:40 Double Jeopardy MVLS 1999 Thriller. Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones. 10:25 Heartbreakers MLS 2001 Romantic Comedy. Gene Hackman, Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt. 12:25 Con Air 18VL 1997 Action. Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich. 2:20 A Few Good Men PGL 1992 Drama. Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise. 4:35 Entrapment MV 1999 Thriller. Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones. 6:30 300 16V 2006 Action. Gerard Butler, Lena Headey. 8:30 The Peacemaker MVL 1997 Action Thriller. Nicole Kidman, George Clooney. 10:35 Interview With The Vampire 16V 1994 Horror.


12:35 Entrapment MV 1999 Thriller. 2:25 300 16V 2006 Action. 4:20 Interview With The Vampire 16V 1994 Horror.

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6am The Crowd Goes Wild 6:30 Cycling – La Vuelta Race (Highlights) Stage 19. 7am Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Qualifying Final One – Rabbitohs v Storm. 9am M7 Multisport TV Cape Epic Mountain Bike Event. 9:30 Equestrian – Burghley Horse Trials (Highlights) 11am NRL Footy Show (Replay) 1pm Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Qualifying Final One – Rabbitohs v Storm. 3:30 L Rugby League – Holden Cup Qualifying Final One – Panthers v Roosters. From Allianz Stadium, Sydney. 5:30 L Rugby League – NRL Elimination Final One – Sharks v Cowboys. From Allianz Stadium, Sydney. 8pm Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Qualifying Final One – Rabbitohs v Storm. 8:30 L Rugby League – NRL Qualifying Final Two – Roosters v Sea Eagles. 11:30 Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Qualifying Final One – Rabbitohs v Storm. SUNDAY Midnight Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Qualifying Final Two – Roosters v Sea Eagles. 2am Motorsport – FIA World Rally Championship (Highlights) Rally Australia. 2:30 Rugby – International (Highlights) New Zealand v South Africa. 3am Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Qualifying Final Two – Roosters v Sea Eagles. 3:30 Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Elimination Final One – Sharks v Cowboys. 4am Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) | Compiled by

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Sunday, September 15, 2013 TV ONE

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6am Rural Delivery 0 6:35 Tagata Pasifika 7am Praise Be 7:30 Attitude 0 8am Breakfast America’s Cup Special 10am Marae Investigates 0 10:30 Waka Huia 11am Q+A Noon Football – English Premier League Everton v Chelsea. From Goodison Park. 0 2pm Bite Me With Mike Leahy 0 3pm Undercover Boss Australia 30 4pm The Zoo 3 0 4:30 Animal Rescue 3 0 5pm Our World – Survival Tales From The Wild 3 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Sunday 0 7:30 N New Zealand’s Got Talent Talent show hosted by Tamati Coffey, with judges Rachel Hunter, Jason Kerrison, and Cris Judd. 0 9pm Call the Midwife PGR 0 10:10 F Mr Selfridge Harry’s excitement about a royal visitor to the store is tempered by an invitation to the first night of Ellen Love’s play. 0 11:10 Winners And Losers PGR 0 12:10 Sailing – America’s Cup (Highlights) 1:20 Emmerdale PGR 3 0 3:20 Infomercials 0

CHOICE TV 6am Carter Can 6:30 Christ Embassy 7am My Dream Home 8am People’s Cookbook 9am Days Of Our Lives Omnibus PGR Noon Natural World PG 1pm Belfast Zoo 1:30 Guide To The Good Life 2pm Lonely Planet – Best Parks Ever 2:30 Being Erica Erica is a plucky, but flailing, young woman who travels back in time to fix past mistakes. 3:30 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 4pm Cheese Slices 5pm Grand Tours Of Scotland 5:30 From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means PG Charley Boorman embarks on a Pacific adventure, eventually finishing in Tokyo, Japan. 6:30 N2K PGR 7pm Travel Wild 7:30 Home Of The Future 8:30 M Small Island AO 2009 Drama. An award-winning story about Jamaicans and Londoners involved in the Second World War. Benedict Cumberbatch, Ruth Wilson. 10:30 Cheese Slices 11:30 Saturday Cookbook


12:30 N2K PGR 1am The Nutters Club AO 1:30 Home Of The Future 2:30 M Small Island AO 2009 Drama. Benedict Cumberbatch, Ruth Wilson. 4:30 Travel Wild 5am Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 5:30 Grand Tours Of Scotland


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6am Life TV 6:30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong 7am Charles Stanley 8am Religion 9am Think Tank 9:30 Three60 10am The Nation 11am The Best Of Campbell Live 11:55 The Block New Zealand Omnibus 0 3pm Motorsport – New Zealand V8 Utes Round Two – Taupo. 3:25 Motorsport – Speedway GP Round Eight – Italy. 4:10 Motorsport – MotoGP Championship Round Seven – Silverstone. 5pm Wild Life At The Zoo 3 0 5:30 Big Angry Fish PGR Series that shows off fishing locations in New Zealand and overseas. 6pm 3 News 7pm The Smurfs – The Legend 7pm M Horton Hears a Who! of Smurfy Hollow 0 3 2008 Animated. 7:30 M The Smurfs 2011 Voices of Jim Carrey, Family. When the evil wizard Steve Carell, Seth Rogen. 0 Gargamel chases the Smurfs 8:50 M Juno AO 3 2007 Drama. Ellen Page, Jason out of their village, they Bateman, Jennifer Garner, tumble from their magical Michael Cera. 0 world and into the middle of Central Park. Hank Azaria, Neil 10:55 M The X Files – I Want to Believe AO 3 2007 Sci-fi. Patrick Harris. 0 David Duchovny, Gillian 9:35 M The Ugly Truth AO Anderson. 0 2009 Romantic Comedy. Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler.

6am Tiki Tour 0 6:25 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 30 6:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 7am What Now? 10am Shortland Street Omnibus PGR Harper breaks away; Vasa tries, but fails; Josh takes a calculated risk. 0 Noon M Son Of The Mask PGR 2005 Comedy. Jamie Kennedy, Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins. 0 2pm F The Lying Game PGR 0 3pm The Neighbors 3 0 3:30 Home And Away Omnibus 0 6pm Hart Of Dixie In order to avoid spending quality time with her visiting mother, Zoe potentially ruins Christmas Eve for the whole town. 0

11:30 The Walking Dead AO 3 0 1:25 M Wonder Woman AO 2011 Fantasy Adventure. Adrianne Palicki, Cary Elwes, Elizabeth Hurley. 0 2:45 Infomercials 3:20 20/20 3 0 4:10 It Is Written 3 4:40 Anderson Live 5:30 Infomercials

FOUR 6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Rocko’s Modern Life 3 7:25 Invader Zim 3 7:50 All Grown Up 3 8:15 Scaredy Squirrel 3 8:40 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 8:50 Tree Fu Tom 9:20 Dora The Explorer 3 9:45 Moe 3 9:50 Sticky TV Omnibus Noon Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Barney And Friends 3 3:30 Bryan And Bobby 3 3:40 Pukana 2 4:05 The Suite Life On Deck 3 4:35 Victorious 3 5pm Entertainment Tonight Weekend 6pm Sabrina – The Teenage Witch 3 0 7pm Raising Hope PGR 7:30 F Top Chef PGR (Part 2) 8:30 How I Met Your Mother PGR 3 9pm Rules of Engagement PGR 3 9:25 F Rob Rob’s father visits, and turns on the charm when he meets Maggie’s family. 9:55 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia AO 10:20 The League AO 3 10:50 Entertainment Tonight Weekend

1:10 Infomercials 11:45 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV


7pm Storage Wars PGR 7:30 Antiques Roadshow PGR 8:35 N River Cottage Australia PGR Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall travels to Australia to help friend Paul West set up a new River Cottage in New South Wales. 9:40 Netball – International (Delayed) New Zealand Silver Ferns v Australian Diamonds. From Invercargill. 11:20 DCI Banks AO 3 (Part 1) Banks and Cabbot must solve two murders, one a woman found with her throat slit on the moors, and the murder of a girl in the centre of town. 12:20 Home Shopping

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 2 2pm Ka TV 3 2:30 Kanikani Mai 3 3:30 Rugby League – UK Super League Coverage of the current season. 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Waka Huia 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 My Country Song Show that presents emerging songwriters and singers from small-town New Zealand.


10am Golf – European PGA Tour (Highlights) The KLM Open – Round Three. From Kennemer Golf and Country Club in the Netherlands. 10:30 Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (Highlights) Brussels. 11:30 Rugby – International (Highlights) New Zealand v South Africa. From Eden Park in Auckland. Noon Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Canterbury v Otago. From AMI Stadium in Christchurch. 2pm Rugby – International (Highlights) New Zealand v South Africa. From Eden Park in Auckland. 2:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Counties Manukau v Taranaki. From EcoLight Stadium in Pukekohe. 4:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Hawke’s Bay v Northland. From McLean Park in Napier. 6:30 Rugby – ITM Cup Week 7pm L Netball – International New Zealand Silver Ferns v Australian Diamonds – First Test. From SIT Zero Fees Velodrome in Invercargill. 9:30 The Netball Zone 10pm L Golf – European PGA Tour The KLM Open – Round Four. From the Kennemer Golf and Country Club in the Netherlands. 2am Rugby League – 40/20 (Replay) 3am Rugby – International (Highlights) Australia v Argentina. 3:30 Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) 4am L Golf – US PGA Tour BMW Championship – Round Four. From Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.

SKY SPORT 2 6am Motorsport – FIA World Rally Championship (Highlights) Rally Australia – Day Two. From Coffs Harbour, NSW. 6:30 Cycling – La Vuelta Race (Highlights) Stage 20. 7am Rugby – International (Replay) New Zealand v South Africa. From Eden Park in Auckland. 9am Rugby – International (Replay) Australia v Argentina. The Smurfs From Subiaco Oval in Perth. 7:30pm on TV2 11am All Access Mayweather v Canelo. Noon Sport 365 SKY MOVIES MOVIES GREATS 12:30 Red Bull Chronicles 6:20 The Peacemaker MVL 1997 6:20 Turn The Beat Around 1pm L Rugby League – Action Thriller. Nicole Kidman, PGL 2010 Drama. Romina D’Ugo, George Clooney. 8:20 Entrapment Holden Cup Elimination Final Two David Giuntoli. 7:50 The Three – Wests Tigers v Broncos. MV 1999 Thriller. Sean Connery, Musketeers MV 2011 Adventure. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen. Catherine Zeta-Jones. 3:15 L Rugby League – 10:10 300 16V 2006 Action. Gerard Holden Cup Qualifying Final Two 9:45 The Rum Diary MVLS 2011 Butler, Lena Headey. Drama. Johnny Depp, Giovanni – Raiders v Bulldogs. 12:05 Interview With The Ribisi. 11:45 Skyfall MV 2012 From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Vampire 16V 1994 Horror. Tom Action. Daniel Craig, Judi Dench. 5:30 L Rugby League – NRL Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas. 2:10 Big Miracle PGL 2012 Drama. Elimination Final Two – Bulldogs v 2:10 The Peacemaker MVL 1997 Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski. Knights. Action Thriller. Nicole Kidman, 4pm Moneyball ML 2011 Drama. From Allianz Stadium, Sydney. George Clooney. Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill. 8pm Rugby League – 40/20 6:15 Mission: Impossible – Ghost 4:15 The Guardian ML 2006 Action. (Replay) Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher. Protocol MV 2011 Action. Tom 9pm Sky Sport – What’s On 6:35 The Omen 16V 1976 Horror. Cruise. 9:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Gregory Peck, Lee Remick. 8:30 The Campaign 16VLS Hawke’s Bay v Northland. 8:30 The Usual Suspects 18VL 2012 Comedy. Will Ferrell, Zach From McLean Park in Napier. 1995 Thriller. Kevin Spacey, Stephen 11:30 Football – Arsenal TV Galifianakis. Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne. 10pm The Philly Kid 16VL 2012 Sunderland v Arsenal. Action. Wes Chatham, Devon Sawa. 10:20 Pleasantville ML 1998 MONDAY 11:35 American Reunion 16LS 2012 Drama. 2:30 Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Comedy. MONDAY Elimination Final Two – Bulldogs v MONDAY 12:25 Biography – Hugh Grant PG Knights. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Documentary. 1:15 The Guardian 4:30 Rugby League – 40/20 1:30 True Justice – Brotherhood ML 2006 Action. 3:30 The Omen MV 2011 Action. 3am American (Replay) 16V 1976 Horror. 5:20 The Usual Reunion 16LS 2012 Comedy. 4:50 5:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Highlights) Suspects 18VL 1995 Thriller. Big Miracle PGL 2012 Drama. Waikato v Auckland.

8:30 N A Sleepy Life PGR Documentary that follows three people living with narcolepsy, who have trouble staying awake. 9:30 M The Apostle PGR 1997 Drama. A disgraced preacher starts afresh in Louisiana, while trying to unite a community and hide from his past. Robert Duvall, Farrah Fawcett, Miranda Richardson, Billy Bob Thornton. Mr Selfridge 11:40 Te Kaea 3 2 10:10pm on TV One 12:10 Closedown


6am 24 Marathon MVLS 9:20 Ax Men ML 10:15 The Unit MV 11:10 The Simpsons Super Sunday PG A marathon of The Simpsons episodes. 1:15 Lie To Me MV 2:05 Cajun Pawn Stars PG 2:30 Counting Cars PG 2:55 Raw MC 5:45 WWE Main Event MC 6:45 SmackDown! MC 8:30 Criminal Intent MV The residents of a ritzy building are shocked by the death of the head of the condo board. 9:30 Criminal Intent MV A woman is mysteriously killed on her way to visit her in-laws. 10:30 Psych MC 11:30 WWE Main Event MC

6:30 Mythbusters PG 7:30 Mythbusters PG 8:30 Bullet Points PG 9:30 Strip The City PG 10:30 Car v Wild PG 11:30 Sons Of Guns M 12:30 Backyard Oil PG 1pm Auction Kings PG 1:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 2:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 3:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 4:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 5:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 6:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 7:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 8:30 Sons Of Guns M 9:30 Backyard Oil PG 10pm Auction Kings PG 10:30 American Guns M 11:30 Auction Kings PG

12:30 SmackDown! MC 2:10 Criminal Intent MV 3:50 Girls Gone Wild 18S 4:20 Psych MC 5:10 Lie To Me MV

Midnight Auction Hunters PG 12:30 American Guns M 1:30 River Monsters – Untold Stories PG 2:30 Top Hooker PG 3:30 Deadliest Catch PG 4:30 Ghost Lab PG 5:30 Auction Kings PG



6am Religious Programming 10:30 Sport Box Noon Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) 1pm Getaway 3 1:30 Rugby – Heartland Championship Divisions two and three compete for the Meads and Lochore Cups. 2:30 Rugby Highlights 4:30 Junior Masterchef Australia 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Millionaire – Hot Seat 6:25 N Outnumbered The Brockman family has decisions to make about work, video games, and who to take to a family funeral. The vicar probably wishes none of them had come.


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Puzzles Saturday, September 14, 2013 CRYPTIC


ACROSS 1. Making furniture look antique, I’d got back to being emphatic (11) 6. Share option with ram coming back (3) 8. Picture doesn’t need hanging, it being there already (5) 10. Gold? Oh – it’s back in my hair, she writes (9) 11. Map book doesn’t show Thai capital unfortunately (4) 12. Void about a litre that’s slopped over (5) 13. Marry after beginning of December and cut down heavily (8) 16. Coerce one into serving as a mounted infantryman (7) 17. Ulsters leaderless crop (4) 18. Go one by one to smooth things over? (4) 19. Orwell’s big watcher a monk? (7) 21. Having the franchise they pick head-to-tail alternative inside (8) 23. Cost of turning to Authorised headings priest might wear (5) 26. One has left capital in Bulgaria for support of those sitting (4) 27. Extremely clever fish with anti-foul? (9) 28. Without terminology to reveal the extreme (5)







29. Such days as July 3rd to August 11th elsewhere– follow? (3) 30. Its level in the bloodstream lets her cool off? (11) DOWN 1. Hold cameos like this where a lady has forms to fill (4-6) 2. No doubles entendres, no devious conversation! (8,7) 3. With blood tie, told the tale (7) 4. Tartare? Cheek! (5) 5. This old yeoman might have been a saint (7) 6. With great spirit do it wrong for him with sleight-of-hand (15) 7. Pooh – it’s a horse’s canine tooth! (4)

9. Both tennis players having the same lot (3) 13. A blood I provided with a twoheaded top (7) 14. They are worn by clients first changing hotels (7) 15. Brewer’s output in this might err re Babel (4-6) 19. Bush half suffers abdominal pain in the country (7) 20. Detail what may be needed when 21 are evenly divided (7) 22. Kidney’s nearly replaced, but not quite (5) 24. Frequently female is found in older Bible part (3) 25. Fibbed – only half: a leader is still lying (4)



















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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Detrimental 8. Recently 9. Grow 10. Lever 13. Rage 16. Inch 17. Lees 18. Amen 20. Stock 24. List 25. Heritage 26. Masqueraded Down 2. Etch 3. Rinse 4. Mêlée 5. Tiger 6. Principally 7. Sweepstakes 11. Virus 12. Ratio 14. Apex 15. Acre 19. Notes 21. Theme 22. China 23. Gate QUICK Across: 1. Dump 3. Obedient 9. Pirated 10. Louts 11. Calendar year 14. Eat 16. Aorta 17. Err 18. Hard feelings 21. Hauls 22. Cheapen 23. Yielding 24. Eyes Down: 1. Depicted 2. Mural 4. Bid 5. Dillydallies 6. Emulate 7. Test 8. Standardised 12. Agree 13. Presents 15. Traduce 19. Nippy 20. Ahoy 22. Can

QUICK ACROSS 1. Social errors (6) 5. Obstructs (6) 9. Plot (6) 10. Recently (2,4) 11. Part of the leg (4) 12. Not appropriate (8) 14. In short supply (6) 16. Worn down (6) 19. Fissure (8) 21. Consumes (4) 22. Come back (6) 23. Strongly motivated to succeed (6) 24. Avoided (6) 25. Staggered (6)

DOWN 2. Antiquated (7) 3. Empathise (4,3) 4. Examples (9) 6. Long-term prisoner (5) 7. Applauded (7) 8. Impaled (7) 13. Claimant (9) 14. Fastened (7) 15. Warned (7) 17. Former (7) 18. Drastic (7) 20. Assent (5)


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