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Big rise in irrigated Mid Canty farm land By Michelle Nelson Mid Canterbury’s claim as the irrigation stronghold of the country has been bolstered by new statistics released by the 2012 Agricultural Production Census. At about 250,000 hectares, Mid Canterbury is the largest area of flat farming land in New Zealand, and about 75 per cent of this area is irrigated by way of irrigation schemes or ground water bores. The total irrigated land in New Zealand increased by 102,000 hectares between June 2007 and 2012 and 60,000 hectares of this was in Canterbury. Other regions to gain traction in irrigated area were Southland and Manawatu-Wanganui. This increase in irrigated land has driven growth in agricultural production. The national dairy herd also increased, from 5.3 million in 2007 to 6.4 million in 2012. Canterbury has had an increase of 445,000 dairy cattle, and in Mid Canterbury the numbers have risen by 72 per cent in the five year period. The average head of cows per hectare on Mid Canterbury farms is now 3.54, well above the national average of 2.83. Exports of milk powder, butter, and cheese increased by 27 per cent in the last five years. Other regions that had significant shifts in dairy numbers were Southland, with an increase of 238,000, and Otago, with an increase of 118,000. “The additional dairy cows will

produce around four times the total amount of milk that New Zealanders consume each year,” Agriculture statistics manager Hamish Hill said. Infometrics data released last month put Mid Canterbury’s GDP growth for the year to March 31, 2012 at 12.2 per cent. While this slowed to a more manageable 3.3 per cent for the final quarter of last year, it was still significantly above the rest Canterbury and the New Zealand average, Grow Mid Canterbury chief executive Rob Brawley said. While dairying continued to be the big economic driver in the district, with dairy farm numbers increasing 62 per cent over the past five years, irrigation was the key that allowed growth to occur, Mr Brawley said. Irrigation also opened the doors for agricultural diversity, with the small seeds, vegetable and arable sectors growing significantly, however it is not just farmers making money, the spin off benefits almost everybody in the district. “What’s important here is the flow through to the local economy, the money that goes into business and into pay packets throughout the district,” Mr Brawley said. And the trend looks set to continue with two Mid Canterbury schemes – the Mayfield Hind Irrigation Scheme and the Ashburton Lyndhurst Scheme, receiving $80 million of a promised $400 million Community Irrigation Fund, for development of large scale irrigation schemes earlier this year.

Council first port of call for vicious dogs By Sue Newman

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Ashburton College senior drama students portraying the face of fear in the life of fellow student Max Sexton during rehearsals for the school’s Stage Challenge performance, Things That Go Bump In Life.

Stage Challenge entry full of emotion By Sue Newman When Stage Challenge hits the ASB Arena on Tuesday, among the dozens of performances will be a high-powered, emotionally charged mini-drama starring a group of senior Ashburton College students. The students have created an eight-minute dramatic work, Things That Go Bump In Life, that portrays the human struggle against fear, from childhood to old age. In dance and drama against a carefully chosen musical background, the students will portray the impact of fear on one man’s life. In childhood that fear is of ghosts and creatures that hide

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in his bedroom, in his teenage years there is the fear of rejection. As an adult the man fears not being able to provide for his family and in old age there is the looming fear of disability and death. Head of drama Claire Bubb has worked with the 75 students as they’ve developed their theme, choreographed movements and overseen the production of sets and costumes, but the ideas, the hard work and the choreography and direction are 100 per cent student effort, she said. “They’ve looked at the idea of how fear changes as you get older but at the end, because we didn’t want to make this completely negative a bright light is shone on his fears to show they

are not so frightening in the light of day.” For the students, the challenge was to create a strong story that could be told without dialogue, and one that could be told within the eight minute time limit, Mrs Bubb said. Stage Challenge is a nationwide, high energy dance, drama and music extravaganza that aims to motivate and inspire students. The Christchurch event on Tuesday will involve more than 1000 performers. Students are involved in every aspect of the show and while the official performances take place in the evening, these are preceded by a day of rehearsals, challenges, dance and entertainment. The college has won many

events at the challenge since the event was first held in 1993. An entry must be an original piece of work involving dance, design and drama which reflects the personalities, concerns, hopes, dreams and interests of those who create it. Each performance runs between five and eight minutes, set to music and each team can have up to 140 members. A panel of industry specialists judge the performances with awards in a range of categories, including performance, production, costumes, make-up and set design. Nationally the challenge is held over 13 venues with 200 schools and more than 16,000 participating.

If there are vicious dogs around the district the Ashburton District Council wants to know. A cyclist contacted the Guardian last week after being attacked by two dogs on Eton Street between Albert Street and Wakanui Road. But council environmental services manager Jane Donaldson said the first point of call for the victim should have been the council. “We take dog attacks very seriously and have the expertise and legal mandate to deal with vicious dogs effectively,” she said. Ms Donaldson said the council’s dog control officers were on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phoning the council on 307-7700. The cyclist said he was riding down the street when the two dogs attacked him. If he had been a child or an elderly person on foot there could have been a serious mauling, she said. Because the council took a tough line on vicious dogs, Ms Donaldson said it was important anyone who had dog related issues contacted the council so its dog control officers could investigate the situation. “It’s disappointing to see that there has been an alleged attack that was not reported to us. The contractor will come out and while he mightn’t see the dogs he’ll pick up some leads and will be able to follow up over the coming days.” Once the council was contacted there would be a quick response and the problem would be logged for follow-up, Ms Donaldson said. The council had a process it went through when a dog attack was reported and that involved tracking down the dogs and their owners. Prosecution of the dog owner could follow but the council’s main focus was on removing the menace, she said. “If no one tells us, we can’t do anything and in this case what worried me was that any warning didn’t go out until several days later.”

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A large slice of Tancred Street’s commercial heart will go under the auctioneer’s hammer next month as PGG Wrightson sells off its inner town assets. The farm merchandise company is relocating most of its operation to a new base on West Street and the Tancred Street building that has been its home for decades is looking for a new owner. Sales agent Colin Gilbert said the history of the building is not well known, but that the company had originally been housed in the two storey building that is now its

neighbour, on the corner of West and Tancred Streets. What is locally known as the Pynes building has been expanded over the years, taking in a building to the north that once housed Osborne’s garage. At one time the complex had its own grocery store and china shop, but changing farmer needs means the site is now too small, Mr Gilbert said. “It’s difficult for truck and trailer units and for parking. Our new site will provide a far better facility for our clients.” PGG Wrightson is relocating onto the site that was home to RX Plastics and this complex has been extended to accommodate

the needs of its new owners. At the new site, PGG Wrightson will have double the floor space for administration and its merchandise area will be increased three or four-fold, Mr Gilbert said. Some staff from the company’s Tinwald grain store will also move to the new site. He anticipates the company will relocate by the end of June. The Tancred Street building, which covers more than 2000 square metres, has been home to what is now known as PGG Wrightson for more than 50 years and is zoned for retail and commercial use. Like all buildings its age it will

need some earthquake strengthening work to be carried out by its new owners. “This has had no bearing on our decision to sell, we’ve had this process under way for 18 months to two years because we need more space.” The Pynes building will be auctioned at the Hotel Ashburton on June 12. The relocation of PGG Wrightson from Tancred Street will be followed, also next month, by a move to Burnett Street by the legal firm of Russell Moon and Fail. This company has operated from a building opposite PGG Wrightson since the 1920s.

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RAVENSCROFT – Jeremy and Becs are happy to announce the early and safe arrival of Flynn Brent Ravenscroft on May 7, 2013, weighing 7lb 15oz. A dear wee brother for Liam and Mason.

DEATHS FRANSEN, Theodora Margaretha – Our dear mum, oma, friend, Thea passed away May 14 (peacefully), at Tamahere Eventide Home, aged 95. At home now with dad and with her Lord. Thea will be fondly remembered by Pieter and Sara, Maria, Paul, Julia, Will, her grandchildren Kees, Petra, Boyd, Alisha and Edric, Anneke, Joshua, Reuben, Julia, Isaac, Rhys and Taya and her greatgrandchildren Isaiah and Chastity. Our thanks for the love and care shown by the team at Tamahere Eventide. Thea’s funeral service will be held at St Columba’s Catholic Church, Rifle Range Road, Frankton at 11.00am, FRIDAY, May 17. MARSDEN, Harriet Elizabeth (Hetty) – Peacefully passed away on May 12, 2013 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late George, and loved mother and mother in law of Graham (deceased) and Joyce, Noeline and Graham, Shirley and Geoff (deceased) and Alan and Karen and gran to all her grandchildren and great granchildren. A private family burial service will be held in Wanganui. A commemorative service for Hetty will be held at Pakuranga Christadelphian Church, 51 Dale Crescent on Sunday, May 19, at 2pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Lansdowne Private Medical Hospital, 105 Botany Road, Howick, Manukau, 2010 would be appreciated. Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

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New fire alarm makes college a safer place By Myles Hume A state of the art fire alarm system being installed in Ashburton College buildings will create a safer place for both staff and pupils, its campus manager says. The system, priced by the college at more than $100,000, has already been installed in the newly-built administration and T blocks. But for the next six months two electricians will work outside of school hours and during term breaks to have the Government-funded system up and running in each building. Ashburton College campus manager Bill Kirk said it was reassuring to know there would be a robust system in place for the college, which educates a quarter of Mid

Canterbury’s school-aged children. The current system, to be used for another six months, is made up of four separate panels and a bell is used to warn staff and pupils of fire. Mr Kirk said it could mean some pupils may not be able to effectively hear the bell in some parts of the campus, and two staff in each block have to check for a fire before fleeing the building. The college also did not immediately know the location of the fire. However, Mr Kirk said the Ministry of Education found the current system was not up to the required standard, and granted the college funding. Under the new system, it will be all linked to one panel, it will find its own faults, smoke detectors will be placed five metres apart and “mimic boards” will be

put around the college campus to tell staff and firefighters the exact location of the fire. Pupils and staff will also be informed by a generic message through speakers, telling them to evacuate the building using the nearest fire exit. “From a managing point of view it’s really reassuring to know the systems work all the time, rather than waiting to find something didn’t work on an occasion that it needed to,” Mr Kirk said. It would also enable “a faster reaction”. “At the moment, two staff have to go through each block, but we need staff and students outside, when the new system goes off we will know exactly where it is so they won’t need to search the block.” The whole system is expected be fully installed by mid-November.

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

• Cannabis charges A 39-year-old Ashburton woman was arrested for possession of cannabis plants overnight Tuesday, after police discovered them at a local house. The woman will appear in the Ashburton District Court next month.

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Technician Paul Hendry installs a new fire alarm system at Ashburton College which will make the college a safer place.

X Factor another step forward for Liam By Sam Morton Ashburton country singer Liam Kennedy-Clark spent hours playing soccer with drink bottles during his time on X Factor New Zealand. That may seem a strange exercise given the competition is all about singing, but booting a bottle around was just one of the many ways Liam and his friends passed time in what was a “very stressful” competition. Hour on hour passed by as Liam awaited his turn to appear on the Boot Camp stage – finally getting his chance to perform and progressing with ease to the Judges’ Retreats. Being whisked away to Sydney and meeting international pop star Guy Sebastien was just some of the perks of being in the final 24 – but the national exposure he gained from being part of the show was simply priceless. “He (Guy) was such a down-toearth guy and we talked quite a bit. It was amazing to be over there and when I look back at my whole journey, I am really proud of what I achieved,” Liam said. “It wasn’t easy to hear the ‘no’, but as the show progresses everyone will be in that position at some point, except for one and that will be the winner.” Liam holds no ill feelings towards mentor Ruby Frost – despite the “young” singer axing his dream journey prematurely. He realises country music wasn’t perhaps what X Factor was looking for and believes the judges were more interested in the “modern pop” genre – which has a huge following around the world. “I wasn’t what she (Frost) was looking for basically, but it was a huge journey to get to where I did and I have no regrets,” he said. “As I said right at the start, country is my main genre, but throughout the show I sang classic rock, Aerosmith and Titanium – all completely opposite from each

Waikato police are looking for a missing Buller man who has not been seen since leaving a Te Kuiti campground on Monday morning. Leslie Graham Wright, 63, had been staying in Te Kuiti with a friend and left on a day trip. “Just where he intended going to is still a mystery with a rail trail near Taumarunui, bush walks on Pirongia and somewhere near the coast past Waitomo all mentioned before he left,” said Sergeant Phil Bell. “So responding staff are having to check car parks and with service providers over an extremely large area.” -APNZ

Two people killed in a crash in Northland on Sunday have been named by police as 41-year-old Isaac Peters and 69-year-old Kirihimete Paniora. Mr Peters, of Papatoetoe in Auckland, and Ms Paniora, of Waimamaku in Northland, were passengers in a car struck on State Highway 1 at Hukerenui, north of Whangarei, about 2pm on Sunday. -APNZ

A Hamilton house was under police guard yesterday morning after a fire injured two people, one seriously. Emergency services were called to the house fire in the suburb of Bader shortly before 5am after neighbours rang 111 and said they could hear screams coming from inside the blazing property. A female suffered serious burns and another suffered smoke inhalation. -APNZ

• Collision claims Maritime New Zealand staff are to visit a boat at the Port of Tauranga to investigate claims of a collision with a fishing boat on Monday. A Maritime NZ spokesperson said staff had planned to visit the ship in question on its arrival at the Port of Tauranga to establish what had happened. -APNZ

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Liam Kennedy-Clark has bowed out of X Factor, but already has sights set on success at the Gold Guitar Awards in Gore later this month. other – so I did everything I could.” However, in choosing her final three acts, the pink-headed Frost felt Liam would only offer country music and doubted his versatility in the competition. Instead, Frost opted to take Whenua Patuwai, Benny Tipene and Tom Batchelor forward to the Live Shows which begin on Sunday.

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While the Ashburton College student’s journey has come to an end on the nation’s television screens, the 15-year-old is already eyeing his next success at the prestigious Gold Guitar Awards in Gore later this month. He says the X Factor experience has strengthened him as an artist and he remains committed to

growing his profile both locally, nationally and one day – internationally. “It’s really improved my outlook on life and I have made some great friends along the way. “I am so passionate about my music, but school is also a major part of it for me, so I can continue doing what I love,” Liam said.

“The support from all my friends and family and the community has been so cool and it really wasn’t easy keeping the secrets under wraps – but that’s what the show is all about.” Liam was not prepared to make a prediction on the show’s winner – adding “we will just have to wait and see”.

K2 sales disgust former dairy owner Cruelty charges The original owner behind the Bel Air Dairy has vowed never to set foot in the place again – until the current owner stops selling legal highs. Iris Officer-Holmes, who purchased and ran the dairy with her late husband in the 1960s, was disgusted to hear that her once “pleasant and popular dairy/grocery store” had become Ashburton’s drug dealing hub – being the only dairy who supplies the product. The current owner, who claims other dairies in the district sell K2 and other legal highs “in secret”, told the Guardian he openly sells K2, because it is legal and the demand for the product is high. Last week, he was the only dairy owner to be found selling the harmful synthetic cannabis-type substance during an undercover sting – but he suggested that he may consider removing the product from

The Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade attended an incident on Racecourse Road yesterday, but the call-out proved to be a false alarm.

Iris Officer-Holmes the shelves “later this year” – although he gave no firm commitment. Mrs Officer-Holmes, who named the store after a famous place in Hollywood, described his business activity as “criminal”, despite the products still being legal to sell, supply or distribute in New Zealand. “The people selling these substances need to be horsewhipped, it’s criminal,” she said.


“I can’t believe any person would sell anything that fundamentally destroys another person’s life, I think it’s disgraceful. “Anyone that is caught selling these substances, legal or not – should be hung, drawn and quartered – I feel very strongly about this.” Mrs Officer-Holmes, who recalls working seven-day weeks for many years, said she and her late husband Mervyn Wills worked tirelessly to make a success of all the businesses they owned and she felt ashamed and sad after finding out the dairy stocked legal highs. It is understood the new K2 product, K2 Black, will be restocked on his shelves this week and Mrs Officer-Holmes urged the current owner to pull the products immediately or risk losing custom. “You can make an honest living being above board and if he was a good businessman and keeps the shop looking

nice, there’s no reason why he couldn’t. “We made a very good living out of selling good, quality things. It was very hard and it was tough work keeping the shop going, but that’s business and we would never have considered selling harmful substances in our store – no matter how much profit was to be made from it,” Mrs OfficerHolmes said. Meanwhile, the Ashburton Police have earmarked a sting operation in the coming days, but at present, under current laws – the products are not illegal and authorities have little power to remove the product. However, Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne has immediately called for the new K2 products to be tested – following the new law banning two prominent chemicals in the previous stock. A new law, forcing legal high suppliers to prove their product is safe before selling, will likely be passed later this year.

By Cullen Smith A North Canterbury forest lifestyle block owner facing animal welfare charges has now been charged with breaching a protection order and bashing 13 chickens to death. The man is due in Rangiora District Court today on two charges of ill-treating an animal after allegedly beating four pigs with an iron bar when they wouldn’t get into a trailer. He is also charged with obstructing Canterbury SPCA officers who visited his property on April 2 to investigate complaints of “serious physical abuse” of his animals and possessing .22 ammunition and a

knife without lawful, proper or sufficient purpose. The man was arrested again last Wednesday after he allegedly bashed the chickens to death on Tuesday. He is charged with “engaging in behaviour that amounted to psychological abuse” of a person subject to a protection order by “bludgeoning to death 13 chickens”. He is also charged with illtreating 13 chickens by “bludgeoning them to death with an iron bar.” Police said the man was arrested and remanded in custody, but received bail at a court appearance on Friday. He is expected in court today on all charges. - APNZ

A former Central Hawkes Bay mayor and lawyer who used client funds to pay off debts owed by his company has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors. The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal made the order against Hugh Hamilton who has not held a legal practising certificate or been practising as a lawyer since 2011. - APNZ

• Cannabis crackdown A police crackdown on cannabis in the central North Island has recovered more than 10,000 plants. More than 10,200 were seized in total across Taranaki, Ruapehu, Whanganui and Manawatu. The majority of plants were recovered in aerial operations, in which police officers are winched down from Iroquois helicopters into cannabis plantations. -APNZ

• K2 ‘twisted my mind’ A 21-year-old Masterton man who terrified his mother and threatened police with a Japanese samurai-style sword told a judge that K2 synthetic cannabis “twisted my mind”. Reon Douglas Smith pleaded guilty in Masterton District Court to two charges including possession of an offensive weapon and wilful damage relating to an incident that occurred last Tuesday. -APNZ

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Truancy ‘a learned behaviour’ By Myles Hume Chronic truancy is a learned behaviour that could have lasting effects on a child’s educational future, a Mid Canterbury truancy officer says. Safer Ashburton District attendance officer Jenny Reed said if pupils have poor attendance at a young age, the entire family can slip into a pattern “that only gets worse”. Her comments come after Allenton School principal Graham Smith highlighted a worrying truancy problem at his school, which has “a hard core group” of pupils who are regularly truant, some with an attendance rate lower than 70 per cent. He said some parents did not see education as a priority for their children, who, if truant, fell behind the pack in their learning. Ms Reed dealt mainly with high school-aged pupils but had “a wee handful” of primary school cases. She said truancy can quickly become a slippery slope. “If a learner misses five school days each term, or one day a fortnight, they will miss the equivalent of one year of school over 10 years,” she said. “As the absenteeism grows, the difficulty of re-engaging in learning can grow exponentially, and it becomes too hard for the young person to achieve, the gaps are too big to close, the work too

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Hinds School pupils were treated to a lunch box masterclass yesterday. As part of Global Food Revolution Day, former Masterchef contestant Chantelle Quinn and Jen Sheppard, from

Jen’s Kitchen, quizzed the youngsters on their lunch box contents, while looking to promote healthy eating. “It’s really about making sure everyone is eating healthy, wholesome food, and we are going to show the kids healthy lunch box ideas,” Ms Sheppard said. Packets of potato chips and

quick lunch box options still filled a lot of Mid Canterbury lunch boxes today, but Ms Sheppard is hoping that will change. She was impressed with the lunches she saw at Hinds School, many which included sandwiches and yoghurt, with most pupils bringing fruit for a ‘fruit break’ to boost their young minds between

morning tea and lunch. “They look fantastic, absolutely brilliant lunches, you have heaps of fruit and that’s a brown bread sandwich,” Ms Sheppard said when the pupils prised open their lunch boxes. Mrs Quinn rounded off the afternoon by giving healthy lunch box tips to the youngsters.


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much to catch up on.” Ashburton College conducted research last year which found year 11 pupils with attendance levels below 83 per cent were more likely to fail NCEA level one. Ms Reed said truancy was usually a symptom of a bigger issue, which were typically family problems. She said the service looked to support and work with families to solve issues which led to truancy. “Some families are having a hard time with their own life which they see are more important than getting the kids to school. “Sometimes parents need to be more proactive, it’s about getting tough and telling them what the limits are, you have to install that early.” Mid Canterbury Principals’ Association president Neil Simons said truancy was not an issue that came up at association meetings, but he said schools worked hard to eradicate it early. He said “it can be a really small things causing anxiety” and parents should contact schools if their child did not want to go to school. Hampstead School principal Peter Melrose said letters home and a home visit from the principal often was enough to get pupils’ attendance back to expected levels, but parents could look to services such as Presbyterian Support or go on parenting course if they were having trouble with their children.

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Our elderly deserve the same level of care T

he proposal to allow aged care providers to build “five star” rest homes has merit, in terms of providing choice and encouraging much needed investment in aged care. But in principle it could set a precedent. Surely all our senior citizens are entitled to a high standard of care when they are no longer able to live in their own homes? That should not be incomedetermined. Just because people fly economy class, it does not

OUR VIEW mean they wouldn’t fly business if they had the option – in fact it defies logic to assume anyone would chose to cram into a cattle-class seat, rather than stretch out and travel in comfort. Likewise, it could be assumed that the elderly, regardless of their socio-economic status would also prefer larger rooms, with better outlooks and gourmet meals in their twilight

years. While none of the local rest homes are billed as five star, some offer a two-tier system, with the option of premium rooms available above the standard government-funded rooms. Under current regulations, if there are no standard rooms available, rest homes cannot turn a client away even if they cannot afford to pay the

Michelle Nelson CHIEF REPORTER

extra for a premium room – but they can downgrade the accommodation when a standard room becomes available.

The government proposal to allow some providers to offer premium-only facilities has attracted comment from both sides. In this scenario the providers would still be eligible for the government subsidy – averaging $118 per day per room, but would not be obliged to accept clients unable to make up the difference in costs. Opponents are concerned its adoption would result in more rest homes built in affluent areas, compounding the bed

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taxpayers have been unable to accrue sufficient savings to upgrade their aged care, it hardly seems kosher to shut them out – likewise for those whose income earning ability has been compromised by poor health or disability. Surely we owe each of the country’s 31,000 rest home residents the same level of care and respect? The current two-tier system is working well; it provides a level of choice while remaining egalitarian.

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shortage in the poorer end of town. In short they fear the proposal could benefit the “haves” at the expense of the “have nots” of the country. “Five star” rest home supporters, including associate health minister and Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew, have said the proposal offers choice – for clients to continue to be accommodated in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed. Which is fair enough – but just because working class

Thank you I would like to thank the Ashburton Guardian and the people of Mid Canterbury for their fantastic support during my journey on TV3’s X-Factor. I have really appreciated all the support and positive comments received. It was a fantastic experience and I met some great people along the way. I am now looking forward to

lots of exciting new adventures. Thank you again. Liam Kennedy-Clark

Poppy Day I would like to thank the many wonderful people that helped with collecting on Poppy Day. Also the army cadets and ATC – you were all very helpful. Ayleen Beatty, RSA Poppy Day Appeal organiser

Sackings What’s with Fonterra? Sack three guys doing a dance, but don’t sack the dirty farmers who belong to Fonterra! Let’s hope the new tanker drivers remember that they don’t own the roads! I’m entitled to ride a bike on the road, and not be pushed to the side where cars park. Especially on Alford Forest Road!

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MRP shares Who bloody cares about Mighty River Power shares when we have so many people that can’t afford their rent and put enough food on their tables, can’t afford the neccesities of life? Tricia (Text message)

Fog delays urgent liver donation By Kieran Campbell An urgent liver donation, flown in a jet from Sydney to Auckland yesterday morning, was delayed in reaching a critically ill patient. Thick fog in Auckland forced the Beechcraft Citation carrying the donated liver to divert to Tauranga Airport where a road ambulance was preparing to drive the organ to Auckland about 9.45am. The liver had been donated by a patient at a Sydney hospital and was reserved for a critically ill person at Auckland Hospital who had been listed as the most urgent trans-Tasman patient waiting for a liver transplant. Dr Stephen Streat, the clinical director of Organ Donation New Zealand, said patients in urgent

need of liver transplants had often suffered acute liver failure and “they literally have only a few days to live unless they get a ... transplant”. He said surgeons aimed to have a donated liver transplanted to its recipient within eight hours, which provided at least a two-hour window after an organ was flown to Auckland from Australia. The plane that diverted to Tauranga yesterday morning refuelled before the fog lifted in Auckland and the liver was able to be flown to the city and delivered to the organ transplant team at Auckland Hospital. “It’s always a bit worrisome [when donations are delayed]. But everybody works very cooperatively. We make all kinds of arrangements [to ensure an organ is delivered quickly],” Dr

TRANS-TASMAN TRANSPLANTS More than a dozen potentially life-saving donated organs are transplanted between patients in Australia and New Zealand every year. The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand sets the criteria for patients to be eligible for organ donations. The trans-Tasman agreement treats New Zealand as an extra Streat said. “From what I’ve heard, this morning’s arrangement had no adverse consequences [on the transplant].” Dr Streat said there was a better than 99 per cent survival

state of Australia and opens up a population of about 27 million to organs being donated in either country, Dr Streat said. He said non-urgent transplants were offered on a rotating roster between Australian states and New Zealand and influenced by other factors such as travel distance, relative urgency and the severity of an illness. rate for people who received liver transplants in New Zealand. Those who received an urgent transplant for acute liver failure were given above a 90 per cent chance of survival, he said. -APNZ

Driver urged to stop The actions of two teenage passengers who stopped a young driver from fleeing police will be used in a new social media campaign aimed at young people. Police have congratulated the 16-year-old driver who decided not to flee from police in Auckland on Monday night after his 15-year-old passengers begged him to stop. The driver was signalled to stop, as the vehicle was suspected to be stolen, and the driver initially sped off but soon slowed to the speed limit and stopped. When police asked why he had stopped, the two passengers and driver said they didn’t want to end up like the four who died on Friday night in Mangere, referring to the fatal crash following a police

pursuit. The passengers said they had yelled at the driver to stop during the pursuit. Assistant commissioner Dave Cliff said drivers who flee police put themselves and other road users at huge risk. “We think this message is so powerful that police will be using this real life story as the basis of a new social media campaign aimed at youth,” he said. “The driver of the car makes a decision that affects everyone in the car, but the passengers can also do something about it.” Mr Cliff said the passengers in this case were able to “man up” to save their own lives and possibly those of the driver and other innocent road users. -APNZ

Outgoing National MP Aaron Gilmore gave an emotional personal statement to Parliament yesterday, and said the media scrutiny he was placed under had prevented him from functioning properly as an MP. He admitted he had thought about “utu” on his enemies. “For those of you who tried to goad me in seeking retribution in this House today, I too seek your forgiveness.” “To those in the media who predicted I would dig in my heels and hang on to Parliament as long as a could, well many of my friends wish me to stay in this House and fight those issues. “But today, I’m not surrendering, I’m retreating,” Mr Gilmore said. His voice wavered as he told the House he would be looking for something new to do. Mr Gilmore said he would continue to support Prime Minister John Key, the National Government and the National Party in a “limited capacity as a private citizen.” He said he was disappointed he would not be able to continue as a Member of Parliament, but hoped to help in a more modest way in future. Mr Gilmore thanked his family for their support and apologised for them having to be subjected to media scrutiny. He said he tendered his resignation because his errors of judgements were a distraction for the Government. “This is causing immense stress to me, to members of my family,

and because of constant media scrutiny into my life I am unable to continue to function properly as an MP. He ended his speech by saying, “And finally ... the one I love, babe - I am coming home”. Mr Gilmore’s statement in the House came after his resignation on Sunday night, after earlier telling media he would not resign. In a statement issued on Sunday, he said on reflection it would be fairer on his family and close friends if he did step aside. Last week emails were released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment showing Mr Gilmore had sent inappropriate emails. Just yesterday threatening text messages surfaced. Blogger Cameron Slater posted a picture of one of the text messages allegedly sent by Mr Gilmore to an unnamed person which said: “Utu - you should learn what it means.” Utu is Maori for revenge or payback. One of the text messages was sent to lawyer Andrew Riches, who wrote an apology to the Hanmer hotel where Mr Gilmore originally behaved badly by insulting a barman and threatening him with losing his job. Mr Riches also released a public statement which accused the MP of misleading the Prime Minister’s office. Yesterday morning Mr Gilmore briefly attended National’s caucus meeting for a hurried farewell. He received a round of applause inside the caucus room and was rushed out of the caucus room by National Party chief whip Louise Upston. - APNZ

Song pays tribute to murdered teen By Kurt Bayer A tribute song penned and performed by a top New Zealand equestrian eventer has touched the family of murdered Christchurch teenager Hayden Miles. The 15-year-old schoolboy was brutally beaten by Gavin Gosnell, 28, after a drinking session at a Cashel St flat. Gosnell, who was last month found guilty of the murder, then cut up the dead boy’s body into 12 pieces before dumping the remains at two city cemeteries. Now, singer/songwriter and eventer Edward Ewbank has paid tribute to the teen with a song called Gone Not Forgotten. It’s been posted on various social media sites including YouTube, as well as the RIP Hayden Miles facebook memorial page. A friend of Ewbank said that while the performer did not personally know Hayden, he was affected by the tragic, senseless

Hayden Miles killing and “wanted to honour his memory with something positive”. There’s also plans to release a studio recorded version on iTunes. Hayden’s mum Jacqui Miles has seen the “amazing” music clip, which features Ewbank singing and playing piano. “Hayden would have loved it, and we his family say thanks. It means a lot,” she said. Ewbank, who is in the US, says he will donate proceeds of the song to charity. - APNZ

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Murder accused smiles at jury’s guilty verdict

• Sacking unfair A Christchurch cafe worker who was unfairly sacked for buying discounted slices after marking them down herself has been awarded a payout of more than $16,000. Sonya Miller had worked at Hillyers of Lincoln for almost two years when she was sacked for alleged serious misconduct in May last year. Cafe manager Murray Wilson alleged she had bought slices which she had marked down herself by $5 - which he said was against the cafe’s policies. -APNZ

• Leaky costs rising The Queenstown Lakes District Council’s bill for leaky homes has topped $3.6 million, but the council still faces more claims that could add significant sums to the total, new figures show. The spending was confirmed by QLDC staff following an official information request by the Otago Daily Times. That revealed the council has been involved in 18 settlements in recent years, including 14 resulting in a council payout. -APNZ

By Kurt Bayer Nikki Roper smiled yesterday as he was found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend Alexsis Tovizi in a jealous, revenge-driven crime. When Alexsis’ mother Cheryl Tovizi gasped “Thank God” at the verdict, Roper shouted “F*** up b****” and then leapt out of the dock and lunged at someone in the public gallery. He was pounced on by four court security staff and dragged into the cells. When he was brought back into the room at the High Court in Christchurch, Roper turned to the gallery again and said: “Just remember what happens when you nark on the Mongrel Mob, eh.” A jury took four hours yesterday to agree he killed the 21-year-old mother-of-one with a sleeper hold at her Christchurch flat in 2010 just five days after being released from prison where he was serving a sentence for choking her. As he left jail in 2010, the unemployed 24-year-old told an inmate: “I’m going to kill the b****”. Roper, who has ‘Alexsis’ tattooed under his left eye, had denied strangling the student social worker on the night of December 4, 2010 at her Stanmore Rd flat. The seven day trial heard “overwhelming” evidence that Roper killed Ms Tovizi, according to the Crown in closing submissions. Roper’s defence claimed she died of natural causes related to binge drinking. The Crown told how Roper was “obsessed” with his on-againoff-again girlfriend. Her mother,

• Device fights crime A crime-fighting device capable of detecting dodgy drivers, unsafe vehicles and criminals is being trialled by police on Dunedin streets. Southern District Police have taken possession of an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) unit, which can scan up to 3000 plates in one hour. -APNZ

Nikki Roper (left) has been found guilty of murdering Alexsis Tovizi. Cheryl, had taken out a protection order out against him but said her daughter was often in touch with him. When Roper was released from a prison on December 1, 2010, he allegedly told an inmate he was going to kill his girlfriend because she had cheated on him. “Five days later, she was dead,” said Crown prosecutor Pip Currie, adding it was a killing fuelled by jealousy and revenge. Outside court, Mrs Tovizi called for an urgent law change to protect victims of psychological abuse, particularly where non-contact conditions are in place, and to update legislation to include modern communications. “Abusers now have more ways of contacting victims than ever before. Our laws need to change to protect victims from the calculated way abusers use technology to continue to violate non-contact protection orders.” A lack of action

by the Ministry of Justice, police and the courts is sending a clear message that condones abusers’ ongoing use of “these power and control tactics”. “All the while, women and children continue to be murdered, beaten and abused. This is not okay - enough is enough.” Mrs Tovizi said Roper’s actions have taken a mother from her son. “Alexsis loved her three-year old son deeply, and this little boy has now been left with trauma and lifelong loss.” Anthony Bougham, Ms Tovizi’s father, also welcomed the guilty verdict, saying: “The past two and a half years has been an extremely trying time for the family. We now turn towards the future but always remembering Alexsis as a bright, caring and funny young woman and mother.” Roper will be sentenced on July 3. - apnz

• ‘Bomb’ no joke A Brazilian man earned a severe warning from police after he allegedly joked about a bomb not being packed in his friend’s luggage at Queenstown Airport on Monday. The 27-year-old, who lives in the resort, was helping a friend who was returning to Brazil when he made the comment at Air New Zealand’s check-in desk about noon on Monday. Snr Const Blackford said the man did his friend “a huge disservice”. “Had AvSec not acted promptly, the man could have missed his flight and connecting flights. -APNZ

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Lucky mothers win hampers Three Mid Canterbury women were particularly happy on Mother’s Day after taking out a Mother’s Day Hamper each in the Ashburton Toy Library’s annual raffle. Pictured, front row (from left): Jorja and Theresa Roulston, back row, Renee and Lynette McClimont and Sharon Hurst, far right. The winners were presented with their prizes at the Baring Square Methodist Church hall on Saturday.

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Workers at Stockton opencast mine have rejected proposed shift changes by a majority of around two-thirds, their union has revealed. Workers on the collective agreement have been voting on changing from the current predominant seven days on, seven off shift pattern to working Monday to Friday. Solid Energy also wanted them to work nine-hour rather than 10-hour shifts. Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU) area organiser Garth Elliot yesterday confirmed that only around a third of those balloted so far had supported the changes. Mr Elliot said the exact results couldn’t be released, as staff from other companies on the collective agreement at Stockton had yet to vote. Solid Energy had been told of the outcome, and would be

in touch in due course to discuss the next step. Workers’ rejection of the shift changes wouldn’t mean immediate job losses at Stockton, Mr Elliot said. “That’s a little bit premature to say. We’re negotiating with the company to grab the best deal we possibly can out of a very challenging situation for both sides. “Ultimately, we have to try and find common ground, and our main objective at the moment is to keep jobs and get a decent deal, so only the future will tell.” Mr Elliot had previously said workers would each have to work an extra 51 hours a year. “There is a lot of confusion around the deal in regards to the amount of paid hours and the amount of work hours,” he said yesterday. “The company is trying to structure itself at this stage going forward to make the business viable ... ultimately there’s all sorts of figures you

could put around it.” Solid Energy told workers last month that Stockton was expected to “barely break even” this financial year. The company said changing operating hours and shift patterns was vital to reduce the mine’s production from 1.8 million to 1.6 million tonnes a year. Solid Energy said there would be no redundancies among workers on the collective contract, because it needed extra people to reduce its leave liability, but staff roles would reduce. The company said “any redundancy would be premature and irresponsible”, as Solid Energy didn’t know how many workers would stay on if rosters were revised. Latest figures from Solid Energy show Stockton has shed 300 workers since the company ran into trouble last year. In June last year Stockton employed 1103 Solid Energy,

Stockton Alliance and contract workers. That number now stands at 798. Prior to Christmas, most of the Stockton job losses had resulted from workers or contractors being put off. Since Christmas, there have been no lay-offs but 65 Stockton Alliance and Solid Energy workers have quit. Buller is also losing some Solid Energy staff attached to Christchurch head office. The company last week announced 105 jobs would go – 52 in Christchurch and 53 at regional sites. It said the job losses would be evenly split between Buller, Grey, Nelson, Waikato and Auckland. It has not ruled out further redundancies, including in its mines. Meanwhile, the Government and Solid Energy’s bankers are reviewing the company’s business plan. Solid Energy has debts of $390 million. - APNZ

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Jolie undergoes double mastectomy Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer. The Oscar-winning actress and partner to Brad Pitt made the announcement in the form of an op-ed she authored for the New York Times under the headline, My Medical Choice. She writes that between early February and late April she completed three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts. Jolie, 37, writes that she made the choice with thoughts of her six children after watching her own mother die too young from breast cancer. “My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56,” Jolie writes. “She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was.” She writes that “They have asked if the same could happen to me.” Jolie said that after genetic testing she learned she carries the “faulty” BRCA1 gene and had an 87 per cent chance of getting the disease herself.


Angelina Jolie She said she has kept the process private so far, but wrote about it with hopes of helping other women. “I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made,” Jolie writes. “My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 per cent to under 5 per cent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.” She is anything but private in the details she provides, giving a step-bystep description of the procedures.

“My own process began on February 2 with a procedure known as a ‘nipple delay,’” she writes, “which rules out disease in the breast ducts behind the nipple and draws extra blood flow to the area.” She then describes the major surgery two weeks later where breast tissue was removed, saying it felt “like a scene out of a science-fiction film,” then writes that nine weeks later she had a third surgery to reconstruct the breasts and receive implants.” Many women have chosen preventive mastectomy since genetic screening for breast cancer was developed, but the move and public announcement is unprecedented from a star so young and widely known as Jolie. She briefly addresses the effects of the surgery on the idealised sexuality and iconic womanhood that have fuelled her fame. “I do not feel any less of a woman,” Jolie writes. “I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.” She also wrote that Brad Pitt, her partner of eight years, was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Southern California for “every minute of the surgeries.” -AP

• Myanmar visit Myanmar (Burma) state television has announced that President Thein Sein will make a state visit to the United States in the near future, the first by a Myanmar head of state in 47 years. It said yesterday that the visit comes at the invitation of President Barack Obama. No exact date was announced.  – AP

• Drunk man charges Video footage of an inebriated tourist lunging out of his car and charging a wild elephant at South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park is causing an uproar. The footage, posted on wildlife site Latest Sightings ( yesterday, showed the unidentified man charging towards the startled animal. With friends cheering and encouraging him, the man runs towards the elephant, falls to the ground but gets up again and bolts in the direction of the animal. The elephant initially swings its trunk towards the man, but soon makes its escape. – AFP

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Builders bulldoze big Mayan pyramid in Belize A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a roadbuilding project, authorities announced yesterday. The head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Jaime Awe, said the destruction at the Nohmul complex in northern Belize was detected late last week. The ceremonial centre dates back at least 2300 years and is the most important site in northern Belize, near the border with Mexico. “It’s a feeling of incredible disbelief because of the ignorance and the insensi-

tivity ... they were using this for road fill,” Awe said. “It’s like being punched in the stomach, it’s just so horrendous.” Nohmul sat in the middle of a privately-owned sugar cane field, and lacked the even stone sides frequently seen in reconstructed or better-preserved pyramids. But Awe said the builders could not possibly have mistaken the pyramid mound, which is about 100 feet tall, for a natural hill because the ruins were well-known and the landscape there is naturally flat. “These guys knew that this was an ancient structure. It’s just bloody laziness,” Awe said.  – AP

Brothers hope suspect ‘rots in jail’ The brothers of the US man charged with kidnapping and raping three women, locking them in his home for a decade, say they hope he “rots” in jail. He’s a “monster. Hateful. I hope he rots in that jail,” Onil Castro, 50, told CNN aired yesterday. “I don’t even want them to take his life like that,” he said, referring to a possible death penalty charge in the case. “I want him to suffer in that jail.” “I feel the same way,” added brother Pedro Castro, 54. Onil and Pedro were arrested soon after their brother Ariel Castro, when the three women, and a daughter born to one of them while in captivity, were discovered at Ariel’s home in Cleveland, Ohio. But Pedro and Onil were later released, with police saying there was no evidence they participated in the crimes. In the interview, both said they had no

idea what was happening. “If I knew that my brother was doing this, I would not be, not – in a minute, I would call the cops because that ain’t right,” Pedro said. “If I knew, I would have reported it, brother or no brother,” he added. The brothers said they never went past the kitchen in Ariel’s house, where the three women were kept hostage, explaining Ariel kept the rest of the house blocked off with curtains and played the television or radio to block out sounds. “Something had to be on at all times in the kitchen. So I could hear nothing else but the radio or the TV,” Pedro said. Ariel Castro, a 52-year-old unemployed bus driver, was arrested after one of the victims, 27-year-old Amanda Berry, managed to call out to a neighbour, who kicked in the door to the suspect’s home and rescued her and her six-year-old daughter.   – AFP

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• UK to double aid The UK will double the non-lethal military support for Syrian opposition rebels to help them withstand an “onslaught” from Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Prime Minister David Cameron says. Cameron, speaking in a joint press conference with US President Barack Obama at the White House, said Assad had to realise there could be no military victory for his forces. Cameron said: “There will be no political progress unless the opposition is able to withstand the onslaught and put pressure on Assad so he knows there is no military victory.”  – PA

• Protective mode Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has become more of a recluse during her pregnancy because she is preparing to protect the privacy of her baby. Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West are expecting their first child in July, but the mother-to-be is keeping a low profile during the final months leading up to the birth, for the sake of her firstborn. “I haven’t necessarily decided to hold myself back, it’s just preparing myself for respecting the privacy of my child and my boyfriend,” she’s told Britain’s Fabulous magazine. “We live different lives, but I love being open. That’s who I’ve always been and sharing so much of myself – I love that. That’ll never change.”  – WENN

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A Turkish F-16 fighter jet has crashed in south-eastern Turkey near the Syrian border, and its pilot is believed to have safely ejected, an army statement says. “Radio communication was cut around 2.15pm with the F-16 fighter plane on mission in the Amanos mountains,” shortly after the pilot signalled he was about to eject from the aircraft, read the statement. The governor of Osminaye province, Celalettin Cerrah, specified that the plane had gone down in the town of Yarpuz, some 40km from the Syrian border.  – AFP


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Abortion doctor guilty in 3 babies’ deaths A Philadelphia abortion doctor was found guilty yesterday of firstdegree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy clinic, in a case that became a flashpoint in America’s debate over abortion. Dr Kermit Gosnell, 72, was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the drug-overdose death of a patient from Bhutan who had undergone an abortion. He was cleared in the death of a fourth baby, who prosecutors say let out a soft whimper before he snipped its neck. The jury will return May 21 to hear evidence on whether Gosnell should get the death penalty. Former clinic employees testified that Gosnell routinely performed illegal late-term abortions past Pennsylvania’s 24-week limit, that he delivered babies who were still moving, whimpering or breathing,

Dr Kermit Gosnell and that he and his assistants “snipped” the newborns’ spines, as he referred to it. “Are you human?” prosecutor Ed Cameron snarled during closing arguments as Gosnell sat calmly at the defence table. “To med these women up and stick knives in the backs of babies?” The grisly details came out more

than two years ago during an investigation of prescription drug trafficking at Gosnell’s clinic in an impoverished section of West Philadelphia. Authorities said the clinic was a foul-smelling “house of horrors” with bags and bottles of stored fetuses, including jars of severed feet, along with bloodstained furniture, dirty medical instruments, and cats roaming the premises. Pennsylvania authorities had failed to conduct routine inspections of all of its abortion clinics for 15 years by the time Gosnell’s facility was raided and closed down. In the scandal’s aftermath, two top state health department officials were fired, and Pennsylvania imposed tougher rules for clinics. “We see this as triumph of justice,” said Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans United for Life, a group that has taken a lead role in efforts to

enact anti-abortion laws in state legislatures. Four former clinic employees have pleaded guilty to murder and four more to other charges. They include Gosnell’s wife, Pearl, a cosmetologist who helped perform abortions. Both sides of the abortion divide seized on the case. Abortion foes said it exposed the true nature of abortion in all its disturbing detail. Abortion rights activists warned that Gosnell’s rogue practice foreshadows what poor and desperate young women could face if abortion is driven underground with more restrictive laws. Midway through the six-week trial, anti-abortion activists accused the mainstream media of ignoring the case because it reflected badly on the abortion rights cause. Major news organizations denied the allegation, though a number promptly sent reporters to cover the trial.

After prosecutors rested their case, Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart threw out for lack of evidence three of seven murder counts involving aborted fetuses. That left the jury to weigh charges involving fetuses identified as Baby A, Baby C, Baby D and Baby E. Prosecution experts said one was nearly 30 weeks along when it was aborted, and it was so big that Gosnell allegedly joked it could “walk to the bus”. A second fetus was said to be alive for some 20 minutes before a clinic worker snipped its neck. A third was born in a toilet and was moving before another clinic employee grabbed it and severed its spinal cord, according to testimony. Baby E let out a soft whimper before Gosnell cut its neck, prosecutors alleged. Gosnell was acquitted in that baby’s death, the only one of the four in which no eyewitness account was given

during the trial. Gosnell’s attorney, Jack McMahon, argued that none of the fetuses was born alive and that any movements were posthumous twitching or spasms. He also contended that the 2009 death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, a Bhutanese immigrant who had been given repeated doses of Demerol and other powerful drugs to sedate her and induce labour, was caused by unforeseen complications. Gosnell was also convicted of infanticide, racketeering and more than 200 counts of violating Pennsylvania’s abortion laws by performing third-term abortions or failing to counsel women 24 hours in advance. Gosnell did not testify, and his lawyer called no witnesses in his defence. But McMahon argued that the doctor provided desperate young woman with “a solution to their problems”, and he branded prosecutors “elitist” and “racist”

Eat insects for the good of you and the world The latest weapon in the UN’s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the UN, they come with appetising side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating jobs in developing countries and feeding the millions of hungry people in the world. Some edible insect information in bite-sized form:

soup joke). Demand for natural food colouring as opposed to artificial dyes is increasing, the agency’s experts say. A red colouring produced from the cochineal, a scaled insect often exported from Peru, already puts the hue in a trendy Italian aperitif and an internationally popular brand of strawberry yoghurt. PACKED WITH PROTEIN, FULL OF FIBRE Scientists who have studied the nutritional value of edible insects have found that red ants, small grasshoppers and some water beetles pack (gram-per-gram or ounce-per-ounce) enough protein to rank with lean ground beef while having less fat per gram. Bored with bran as a source of fibre in your diet? Edible insects can oblige, and they also contain useful minerals such as iron, magnesium,

WHO EATS INSECTS NOW? Two billion people do, largely in Asia, Africa and Latin America, the Rome-based UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said yesterday as it issued a report exploring edible insect potential. Some insects may already be in your food (and this is no fly-in-my-

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Chinese food giant Bright Dairy & Food will give up its controlling stake when local dairy processor Synlait Milk is listed on the stock exchange, retaining its stake without participating in the share sale. Shanghai-based Bright Dairy is expected to keep its investment, diluting its 51 per cent stake into the 40s. Other shareholders will have the opportunity to sell some or all of their shares into the initial public offer, with any remaining stake subject to escrow arrangements. Bright Dairy emerged with a 51

per cent stake in 2010, paying $82 million, after local investors gave a lukewarm response to a $150 million listing in what were still nervous times for capital markets in the wake of the global financial crisis. Synlait Milk has appointed First NZ Capital and Goldman Sachs as joint lead managers for the proposed listing on the NZX main board, with the offer price to be set in a book build process. No details about the potential size of the IPO were given. “It is intended that the proceeds of any offer will be used

to support various growth initiatives including the construction of a new packaging plant, and to facilitate Synlait Milk refinancing its debt position to support these growth initiatives,” it said in a statement. The offer is expected to be made to the New Zealand public through NZX broker firms, and institutional investors on both sides of the Tasman and in certain other jurisdictions. Synlait Milk processes more than 500 million litres of milk a year. In December it announced a maiden profit for the year to

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July 31, 2012, of $6.3 million. Last week, Synlait Milk said it was investing $15 million to upgrade its Special Milks Drier at Dunsandel as it looks to further tap into the $15 billion a year demand for infant formula in China. In December, chief executive John Penno talked down the prospect of a listing in the near future, despite Synlait Milk’s annual report flagging plans to seek fresh capital from its shareholders to pursue “further strongly profitable opportunities.” No date has been set for

the listing, though it’s expected to be near the end of July or early August. That would see it come in just ahead of the next partial privatisation of a state-owned power company after this months’ listing of MightyRiverPower. Synlait Milk’s announcement is the latest in a raft of technology companies signalling intentions to list, including SLI Systems, Wynyard Group and Serko. Mobile advertising company Snakk Media joined the NZAX earlier this year, while the Mad Butcher franchise has joined via a back door listing through

Veritas Investments. Last month, AMP Capital Investors (New Zealand) head of equity Guy Elliffe said there was a glut of capital raisings coming to market which would likely mop up a string of corporate and government bond redemptions. In February, Elliffe told a client presentation the local stock exchange faces a “materially” busier year than normal in terms of capital raisings, and with demand that could see demand for a net $2 billion in extra funds on top of any dividends or redemptions. -APNZ

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Mexico City prosecutors say they have arrested two men in connection with the death of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of political activist Malcolm X. An official of the city’s prosecutor’s office who was not authorised to be quoted by name says the two suspects are employees of the bar where Shabazz reportedly got in a violent dispute last week. Malcolm Shabazz The 28-year -old Shabazz died of bluntforce trauma injuries. A companion said the dispute involved a $1200 bar tab. The official was unable to provide further details Monday. Much like his grandfather, Shabazz spent his youth in and out of trouble. He was taken to a hospital in Mexico City where he died Thursday.  – AP


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for pursuing his client, who is black and whose patients were mostly poor minorities. “We know why he was targeted,” McMahon said. Prosecutors described Gosnell’s employees as nearly as desperate as the patients. Some had little or no medical training, and at least one was a teenager still in high school. One woman needed the work to support her children after her husband’s murder. Gosnell still faces federal drug charges. Authorities said that he ranked third in the state for OxyContin prescriptions and that he left blank prescription pads at his office and let staff members make them out to cash-paying patients. He performed thousands of abortions over a 30-year career. Authorities said the medical practice alone netted him about $1.8 million a year, much of it in cash.  – AP

UBS tips MRP share rise Research firm UBS has placed a “buy” recommendation on Mighty River Power shares and a 12 month target price of $2.82. Mighty River Power debuted on the share market on Friday at a premium to its $2.50 issue price. The shares traded as high as $2.73 before closing at $2.62 on the first day. Yesterday morning they were trading at $2.59. In a note UBS analyst Wade Gardiner said based on his preferred valuation model, adjusted to reflect the overhang of the

Government’s asset sales programme, he put the value of Mighty River Power’s shares at $3.17. But that did not take into account the risks associated with the Labour/Green electricity policy and the potential closure of Tiwai Point and transmission price changes. Taking those risks into account resulted in an 18c deduction for the Labour/Green policy, 6c for the Tiwai smelter and a further 11c for the transmission pricing changes. UBS is forecasting a net divi-

dend yield of 4.6 per cent for the 2013 financial year growing to 5 per cent in 2014 and 5.5 per cent in 2015. Gardiner said its forecasts of long-term dividend growth provided a favourable view when compared to other defensive type stocks in Australasia. “We see some scope for earnings to beat prospectus forecasts. “Longer-term growth will come from market demand growth, and investment in geothermal development in the USA and Chile,” he noted. -APNZ

Suggestions the Financial Markets Authority knew about David Ross long before his business was raided were “crap”, the regulator’s chief executive told a conference yesterday morning. “Let me very clear about this because there have been some assertions and some whispering campaigns that everybody knew about Ross and that we were too slow to act. “I’m standing here before you today to say that it took one phone call, one, for us to take action. Any suggestion that we knew about Ross beforehand is crap,” FMA head Sean Hughes said at the 2013 Forensic Conference in Auckland. Wellington’s Ross Asset Management was raided by the Financial Markets Authority last year after complaints from an investor attempting to get money out. The High Court then froze the business’ assets as well as those of its founder, David Ross, and appointed receivers to manage the firm’s affairs. Although Ross’ 900 clients believed their investments were worth almost $450 million, receivers from PwC could identify only about $11 million in his group of companies. PwC’s John Fisk also said last year that they had found “characteristics of a Ponzi scheme” at Ross Asset Management and the FMA and Serious Fraud Office are both investigating Ross and his company. While the FMA expected mar-

Sean Hughes, head of the Financial Markets Authority. ket participants to put customers interest first, Hughes said yesterday that the authority also expected investors to take responsibility for their own financial decisions. “This is not, ladies and gentleman, a nanny state and one where we can stand behind the shoulders of every investor to guide them to what is prudent for them,” Hughes said. “And I have to say in the sad case of Ross Asset Management many investors were too trusting with their money. They relied on word of mouth recommendations but did little else ... now that’s all very easy for me to stand here and say what they should and shouldn’t have done and we

know that financial markets can be confusing to the unintiated, but Ross does remind us of the need for investors to do their homework and to become more actively involved in their investments,” he said. “At the end of the day responsibility starts and ends at home – not with Government, not with regulators, not with legislators. You have to take responsibilities for your own financial wellbeing,” Hughes said. The Forensic Conference, organised by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the New Zealand Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, continues today. -APNZ

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uring the working week, whipping up a tasty, nutritious dinner at the end of the day is often the last thing the cook of the house feels like. It’s easy to grab something that would never receive a nutritionist’s tick rather than take the time to whip up a meal. There are a few ingredients, however, that can guarantee a good, quick meal without too much fuss. One of those is cooked chicken. It might take five minutes to stop off at the supermarket on the way home to buy a chook, but you’ll save that in preparation and cooking time. There’s more to cold cooked chook than salads and sandwiches.

Chicken, tomato pasta bake

250g pasta 2T olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1t Italian herbs or oregano 1/2C dry white wine 1 425g can crushed tomatoes 2T tomato paste 1C chicken stock 1 cooked chicken shredded 1/4 C chopped Italian parsley 1/2 C finely grated parmesan

• Preheat the oven to 180°C. • Cook the pasta following the packet directions. Drain and set aside. • Heat the oil in a frying pan. • Add the onion and garlic and cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. • Add the Italian herbs or oregano and wine and simmer for 2 minutes. • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and chicken stock. • Simmer for a further 5 minutes. • Add the pasta, shredded chicken and parsley to the pan and mix well. • Place the mixture into an 8 cup capacity baking dish. • Top with the parmesan. • Bake 20 minutes until golden and well heated through.

Quick chicken nachos

1T olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 300g jar mild Mexican salsa 1/2C water 1 cooked chicken shredded, skin discarded 200g packet corn chips 1 1/2 Cs grated cheese 1 avocado, diced

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• Preheat the oven to 200°C. • Heat the oil in a frying pan. • Add the onion and cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until it is golden. • Add the salsa, water and chicken. • Simmer for a further 3 to 4 minutes or until the chicken is heated through. • Place the corn chips in an ovenproof dish. • Top with the chicken mixture, then the grated cheese. • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and slightly browned. • Serve immediately topped with the avocado, tomato and sour cream.

• Cook the potatoes in their skins until tender. • Drain, allow to cool, then cut into small cubes. • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a moderate heat. • Add the onion and sauté for 4 minutes, or until lightly softened. • Add the capsicums and cook gently for 4–5 minutes. • Stir in the cubes of potato and cook for 5 minutes until they are beginning to brown, • Add the chicken and garlic. Sprinkle with paprika, thyme, salt and pepper. • Press the hash into an even layer over the bottom of the pan. • Use spatula or the back of a wooden spoon to squash it down. • Cook, without stirring, for 5 minutes, until the bottom is nicely browned and crispy. • Break up the mixture, then leave to cook for 5 minutes until a crust forms on the bottom.

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Chicken and potato hash 500g small waxy potatoes, scrubbed salt and freshly ground black pepper 1½T vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 1 green and 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped 1C diced cooked chicken, about 150g 1 large garlic clove, crushed 1t paprika ½ t dried thyme To serve: fresh herbs to garnish a few shakes of Tabasco or sweet chilli sauce


There’s nothing like a pasta bake to clean up leftovers and provide something warming in a hurry after work in winter. • Garnish with herbs and serve with Tabasco or sweet chilli sauce and apple wedges.

Chicken and vege pie 2 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, thawed 60g butter 1 small onion, minced 2 sticks celery, chopped 2 carrots, diced salt and pepper to taste 2 chicken stock cubes 2C (500ml) water 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed 3T plain flour 225g cooked chicken, cubed 1/2 C (125ml) full fat milk 3T chopped fresh parsley 1t chopped fresh oregano • Preheat oven to 220°C. • Roll out one piece of pastry and place in a greased 20cm pie dish and set aside.

• Place 1/2 of the butter in a large frying pan. • Add the onion, celery, carrots, salt and pepper. • Cook and stir until the vegetables are soft. • Stir in the water and stock cubes, bring mixture to the boil. • Add in the potatoes, and cook until tender but still firm. • In a medium saucepan, melt the remaining butter. • Stir in the chicken and flour. Add the milk and heat through. • Stir the chicken mixture into the vegetable mixture and cook until thickened. • Add fresh herbs. Pour mixture into the unbaked pastry case. • Roll out the top piece of pastry and place on top of pie. • Flute edges and make 4 slits in the top to let out steam. • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. • Reduce oven temperature to

180°C. • Continue baking for 20 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown.

Creamy chicken and pasta bake

30g butter 1 small onion, finely diced 500g sliced mushrooms 1/4c white wine 250g cooked chicken 1 (400g) tin mushroom soup 1C cream, or milk

• Melt the butter in a saucepan. • Gently fry the onion until it starts to become transparent then add the mushrooms. • Cook until they are softened, then add the white wine. • Stir in the chicken, mushroom soup and cream then bring to a boil. • Add water to reach desired consistency. • Serve with rice.

he school holidays are over and no doubt there will be grandparents who will have mixed feelings from “I do miss them” to “It is good to be back to normal again”. Whatever the feelings of having children back at school, I am sure there were some unforgettable moments. For me personally having two boys, 12 and 13 years old, was fun even although tiring at times. It was a privilege to observe and to understand their perspective on life and their perceptions of today’s society. High on their agendas, although not exclusively, was making use of technology to either listen to the latest pop tunes or to work their way through complicated Xbox games which sure tested their brain power and reflexes. The other side of the coin is that I had the opportunity to be educated on the latest gadgets on the market. I could see that maybe I too could become hooked on technology, within limits of course. A visit to retailers with the boys was an enlightening experience. They asked the right questions of the retailer and decided that one item of technology in particular would suit my needs. The purchase was duly made and installed without having to call in the experts. Oh, to be so confident with such a complicated process. I noticed recently that a

Jeanette Tarbotton Serving the ageing

service is being instigated in Ashburton where adults are recruited to become mentors of young people from five to 12 years. Congratulations to Presbyterian Support on this initiative. A suggestion had already come from an Age Concern member who suggested that there were some older folk who would like to be shown how to use some of the more simpler technology that is available such as cellphones or, as in my case, the Microsoft tablet. I was amazed at how articulate and precise the knowledgeable young can be and more importantly having the patience to teach a “technology dummy” like me. Age Concern would like some feedback on this suggestion. To round off the holidays I found myself hosting a couple of little furry invaders who had somehow broken into my house, but who eventually found their way successfully into a trap. Keep an eye out for these invaders who are feeling the cold just as much as we do. Keep warm and safe. Jeanette Tarbotton

Desperate to quit A California woman who slapped a police officer to get arrested got her wish to go to jail in the hope she can quit smoking there. Etta Mae Lopez pleaded no contest to smacking Sacramento county sheriff’s deputy Matt Campoy earlier

this week after he left the main jail at the end of his shift. Campoy told The Sacramento Bee that Lopez hit him and then told him it was intended to get his attention and hopefully help kick her habit because tobacco is not allowed in jail.  – PA

DINING OUT Delicious Indian cuisine


All dishes are served as mild, medium, hot or extremely hot, to suit your taste... enjoy!

ndian Minar came into being in 2007, when Imran and Tracy Khan identified something missing in Ashburton Lamb Samosas $6 – genuine, Indian cuisine made in Golden brown crisp pastry, filled with the traditional way and using quality lamb and spicy potatoes ingredients. They are both passionate about quality food and wanted to bring Vegetable Samosas $5.60 the style of cooking from Imran’s home With a large menu,Golden hot and mild curries for new brown crisp tasty pastry, filledand with province, here to Ashburton. regular curry loverstraditional and some of the mostpotatoes unique stuffing of spicy They found their current premises, 300 tasting dishes in New Zealand, you really can’t afford East Street, Ashburton, and started setting to miss out Potato Pakoras $4 up their business. This involved many Crispy fritters of mildly spiced potatoes, hours of hard work and international Let Indian Minar tickle senses with servedyour with tamarind chutney searching to locate the best chefs and staff a sensual family meal in it’s fully licensed to provide the authentic, Indian experience. restaurant.... Onion Bhajees $5 Several years later, Imran and Tracy Crispy onion fritters served with tamarind are still at the same location, providing chutney Some say we’re Ashburton’s best kept secret. the excellent food and service that they have become well-known for. They have also expanded with a take-away outlet in Prebbleton and have plans for further Reshmi Kebab $10 expansion. Fillet of chicken marinated in milder Imran and Tracy believe that Ashburton spicy yoghurt and baked in tandoor provides everything that they need in a (recommended for children, 5 pieces) lifestyle – both for themselves and their young family and they are committed to Chicken Tikka $10 remaining in the area and continuing to Chicken 300 cubes marinated in spicy yoghurt, Indian Minar East Street provide the quality, authentic experience skewered and cooked in tandoor oven (5 03 308 1076 that locals have come to know and love. Phone pieces)


Tantalise your taste buds

Tandoori Meats

Atmosphere! and the award to


Tender boneless lamb cubes marinated overnight in spicy yoghurt and baked in the traditional clay oven (5 pieces)

Tandoori Chicken half $10.50/full $21 Chicken with bone, well marinated, skewered and finished in tandoor

Mixed Platter (for two)


A combination of 2 pieces of samosas, 2 onion bhajees, 2 chicken tikka, 2 lamb kebabs and reshmi kebab

Chicken Minar Chicken


Experience our chicken and vegetables cooked in a delicious vegetable sauce

Butter Chicken


Barbecued boneless chicken in a creamy masala sauce, the most famous Indian Curry!

Chicken Tikka Masala


Marinated pieces of tandoor cooked chicken with garlic, ginger and aromatic spices

Chicken Bhuna

The World Famous Blue Pub Open 7 days for Lunch and Dinner Extensive all day menu and delicious evening dining



Lamb Rogan Josh


Kadai Paneer


Lamb Sagwala


Palak Paneer


Lamb Vindaloo


Subji Mayuri


Lamb Madras


Daal Makhni


Lamb Biryani


Malai Kofta


Pan fried boneless chicken cooked with ginger, garlic, tomatoes, capsicum, onion and spices

Lamb Bhuna


Paneer Butter Masala


Chicken Madras

Lamb Pasanda

Kadai Chicken


Boneless chicken cooked with crushed tomato, capsicum, green chillies and herbs

Chicken Vindaloo


A powerful curry with ground chilli, chopped onion, vinegar and garam masala

Chicken Korma


Chicken in delicious cream sauce made of cashew paste, cream and spices

Mango Chicken


Mango flavoured sweet chicken curry, a favourite for children

Chicken Jalfraisey



Tandoor cooked chicken with onions, green chilli, coconut milk and oriental spices

Charming Thai Restaurant is an excellent and unique Thai restaurant in Ashburton. In our menu, you will find a variety of distinctive tastes, ranging from the north to the south and from the west to the east of Thailand.

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Spiced meat cubes cooked in tomatoes, yoghurt and aniseed

Rice cooked with tender boneless meat, herbs and spices Diced meat cooked with ginger, garlic, onions and spices


Boneless meat pieces prepared in mint, spices and cashew gravy

Japanese Restaurant

Delicate clusters of lightly fried cottage cheese, potato and nuts served with a smooth cashew sauce Vegetables finished with a butter sauce and a touch of fenugreek

More Vegetarian Dishes, Seafood Dishes, Indian Breads and Side Dishes also available

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&Takeaways Since 2003

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With a large menu, hot and mild currie regular curry lovers and some of the m tasting dishes in New Zealand, you rea to miss out

WED-SAT 112 Main Street, METHVEN

With a large selection of hot and mild curries for new and regular curry lovers and some of the most unique tasting dishes in New Zealand, you really can’t afford to miss out. Let Indian Minar tickle your senses with a sensual family meal in it’s fully licensed restaurant...

Let Indian Minar tickle your senses wit a sensual family meal in it’s fully licens restaurant....

148 East Street, Phone (03) 308 5885

Slow cooked black lentils and kidney beans spiced up with herbs and spices

Some say we’re Ashburton’s best kept

phone 03 302 8046 and menus

Vegetable medley with capsicum cooked in a butter sauce

Cooked with onions, green chilli and oriental spices

Indian Minar 300 East S Phone 03 308 1076

Burnett Street Ashburton

Cottage cheese cooked with cumin seed, tomato, garlic and spinach

A powerful curry from Goa, prepared in hot vindaloo paste

OPEN 5:30pm

Kids 10 and under eat for free (See our website specials page*)

Cottage cheese cooked in thick gravy with capsicum, tomato, cream and coriander

Tender meat pieces cooked in spinach gravy

Traditional Authentic Japanese Cuisine

Phone 308 5980 ASHBURTON


Pan fried boneless chicken cooked with ginger, garlic, fresh coriander, tomato and spices

Feeling like a good Thai curry?

Great Food. Great Beer, Great

Lamb Kebab

Some say we’re Ashburton’s best kept secret.

Indian Minar 300 East Street Phone 03 308 1076


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, May 15, 2013


AVAILABLE rEntALs 2 / 21 Creek Road Two Bedrooms Fully Furnished Web ID AS508 $320 per week 74 Melcombe Street Three Bedrooms Web ID AS510 $330 per week 20C Aitken Street Three Bedrooms Web ID AS512 $350 per week References required

Alana 0274 736 825 Michelle 027 77 66 497


Mid Canterbury Netball Ashburton Guardian Young Ferns Netball (for 5 – 6 year olds) 6 weeks of Netball

Friday, May 10 until Friday, June 14, 2013 Ashburton College Mini Gym 4pm - 4.45pm (wet or fine) Cost $1 per player per week Register and pay on the day Gina Taylor Netball Administrator Phone 027 308 4688 or 308 4685



Residential properties - all areas Motivated buyers waiting Contact Gerry Walker 021 105 5019

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

Coal For Sale ¡ 40 kg bag

$20.00 plus gst

¡ 1 tn in bulk bag

$250.00 plus gst

¡ Pick up trailer load

$200.00 per tn plus gst

¡ Free delivery in Methven or Ashburton township

Available from Philip Wareing Ltd Line Rd Methven Phone 3028616

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL NEED a GOOD TENANT? For one week’s rent, have one of our Property Managers organise and arrange for you one of our vetted tenants that has been screened through our comprehensive 5 Security Check system for your peace of mind and security. It’s why more people are choosing McGregor Property Management! Taking your no-obligation enquiry now nz/property-management/ rentals@mcgregorrealestate. or 308 6173 and ask for our rental dept. McGregor Real-Estate LREA-2008-MREINZ RENTAL TROUBLE? 4 Property Managers, 5 Security Checks, 3 Management Options, Emailed Account Statements, Owner Login, Zero Tolerance Rent Arrears, Mediation and Tenancy Act Compliant. It’s why more people are choosing McGregor Property Management! Taking your no-obligation enquiry now nz/property-management/ rentals@mcgregorrealestate. or 308 6173 and ask for our rental dept. McGregor Real-Estate LREA-2008-MREINZ.


FOR SALE THE BEST LITTLE DISH CLOTH IN TOWN! Back in stock, Nordic cloths. Absorbant and very cute. Only $9.99 at Kitchen Kapers The Arcade Tancred Street.


GARAGE Sale: Dobson Street. Furniture, clothing, books, and other household items. Saturday, May 18, from 8.30am.

MONSTER garage sale. Saturday, May 18. Sign out 8.30am, Alford Forest Road, behind Aoraki Polytech. Household items, furniture, baby equipment, clothing, linen and more.


WANTED: grazing for 700 ewe hoggets. Phone Martin 027-434-7342.


Available now for short term Very tidy and warm three bedroom house. Kitchen, dining and lounge open plan with Kent fire. Plus large games room / flat with it’s own bedroom, lounge with a Kent fire, bathroom and toilet. Double garage. Easy care section. No dogs. Close to creche, kindy, school and town. Hampstead area.

$380 per week

Phone 021 896 333 HIRE GENERAL hire. Lawnmowers, chainsaws, concrete breakers, trailers, and more. All your DIY / contracting work, Call and see U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open Mon-Fri 7.30 - 5.30pm; Sat 7.30am - 5.00pm; Sunday 8am - 12.30pm. – Ph: 308 8061 A/h: 308 7460

FRISKY FILLIES. We would like to welcome, "Daizy" to our team of lovely ladies, Busty, blonde, blue eyed goddess. Starts Saturday. Phone 021 565 126.

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

FIREWOOD dry pine. 3.6m3 - $190. 027-371-8880. KIWIANA CUPCAKES, CAKE POPS AND WHOOPIE PIES. Perfect your baking and cake decorating skills with master cupcake decorator, Kirsten Day’s new book. Signed copies now at Kitchen Kapers only $24.99. The Arcade, Tancred St.

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The Ashburton District Council would like to invite Ashburton Residents to a public information session about the Clean Heat Ashburton Programme. This will be held at the Ashburton Public Library between 11.00am and 1pm on the following dates: • Thursday 16 May, Thursday 30 May

The Ashburton Public Library is reviewing our opening hours so we can improve our services to the community. It is important to us that any changes in opening hours are on the right days and times. It is always a challenge balancing staffing resources and hours but we want to get it right. You can help us by telling us when you make best use of the library.

A representative will be available on site to offer advice, provide guidance and answer any questions that you have relating to Clean Heat Ashburton and the funding that is available to home owners who live within the Ashburton Clean Air Zone.

If you would like to provide feedback please : • complete the questionnaire on the Ashburton District Council website; or • print a copy of the questionnaire from the Ashburton District Council website and either post or hand deliver to the Ashburton Public Library, 180 Havelock Street, Ashburton 7700; or • collect and complete the questionnaire at the Ashburton Public Library

For further information visit or call (03) 307 7700. Together – Let’s clean up our air

StoCk wateR R aCe pollUtion

Ashburton District Council advises that the draft Reserve Management Plan for the Ashburton Domain and Gardens is available for community consultation from Saturday 6 April 2013. The draft Reserve Management Plan has been prepared in accordance with section 41 of the Reserves Act 1977. The purpose of the Plan, as outlined in the Act, is to provide for and ensure the use, enjoyment, maintenance, protection, preservation and appropriate development of the Domain.


9.00am-4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets. 10.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am. MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Coffee morning, Cafe Central, Tancred Street. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 10.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the Old Polytech Building, 254 Cameron Street. 10.00am - 7.00pm. ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Open, Baring Square East. 10.45am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock St. 11.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid week service and lunch, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 1.15pm. TINWALD 500 CLUB CARDS. Come join in and play cards, all welcome. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 1.30pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Euchre, all welcome, Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip St 7.00pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing. Pipe Band Hall, Creek Road. 7.00pm - 9.30pm. MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307-7138 a/h. Tinwald Hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON TRAVEL CLUB. Kimberley Wallace, experiences in Antarctica, all welcome. St David’s Church Lounge, Allens Road. Allenton. 7.30pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo Hall, Cox Street. 7.30pm. ALLENTON INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. New members welcome. Allenton Hall, Harrison Street. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street Consultancy House. 9.30am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Beginners class, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 11.30pm. MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome. Sports Hall, Tancred Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm. ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East. 9.30am - 1.00pm. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Street. 10.00am. ST DAVID’S UNI0N CHURCH. Fit Kidz, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 10.45am. M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Qigong exercises, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 1.00pm. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY INDOOR BOWLS. Bowls afternoon new and old members welcome. Balmoral Hall, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1.15pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong - beginners welcome. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip St. 2.00pm. HINDS GARDEN CIRCLE. Meeting ideas, support required. Nosh Cafe, Ashfords Village, West Street. 2.00pm. ASHBURTON GARDEN CLUB. Mr Woodhouse, strawberies. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 7.30pm. GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing. learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe band hall, Creek Road.

Council wishes to remind stockwater customers that races are to be kept clean and free of pollution at all times. Pollution of water races can result from-: •

Council invites any people or organisations with an interest in the Plan to provide suggestions or objections by 7 June 2013.


Copies of the draft Reserve Management Plan for the Ashburton Domain and Gardens and a submission form are available from the Council website www.ashburtondc.govt or from the Council offices at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. Submissions should be addressed to ‘Reserve Management Plan – Submission’ and posted to Ashburton District Council, PO Box 94, Ashburton 7700, or may be delivered to the Council’s offices at 5 Baring Square West, or emailed to b leSteR, Chief executive

the activities of stock in and around water races in particular cattle and deer. In these cases, it is recommended that the races are fenced off and defined “drinking bays� are established to allow access for drinking only and prevent damage to the race and the associated pollution; discharges (accidental or otherwise) from other activities on farm; i.e. irrigation runoff; ploughing, spraying; welling drilling etc. These act ivities may require special management to ensure that contaminated water does not enter the race network.

Council regards race pollution as an urgent issue and will respond quickly to any reports received. By-law Enforcement Notices will be issued to property owners or occupiers where the cause of the pollution has been identified. In some cases a $500 instant fine may be issued. Please consider your property now and attend to any activities that have the potential to cause pollution. If you are asked by Ranger staff to address a pollution issue on your property, please attend to the request as soon as possible (within 2 hours). If not done so, this may result in an instant fine of $500 being issued.

Roa d Safet y C alendaR Competition

If you would like to report a polluted water race or require guidance on how to prevent the likelihood of polluting a water race on your property then contact Council Customer Services on 307 7700.

Phone 307 7900



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Guardian Classifieds

TOMORROW - THURSDAY - MAY 16 ASIAN new to town. Busty 36DD. Long hair, curvy body, sexy and friendly. Phone Jessie 022 324 8167.

15 may 2013

J watSon, district librarian


• 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


J DonalDson, Environmental services Manager

Better in Blue

landscape supplies


We want your artwork in our road safety calendar! Design a picture with a “safe speed� safety message and you have a chance of being in the road safety calendar for 2014! Visit the Road Safety page of the Ashburton District Council website for more details or contact Rachael Chapman, Road Safety Coordinator at rachael.

SURVe y of yoUtH ViewS on alCoHol We want to know what youth think about alcohol, especially where and when it can be purchased. The Ashburton District Council is developing a new Local Alcohol Policy that will determine the hours, location and conditions for places that sell alcohol. The aim of the policy is to minimise alcohol-related harm. Council is conducting a survey of Ashburton District residents aged under 25 years to obtain their views on matters such as how late they think bars should close, when alcohol should be available for purchase from places such as supermarkets, and their thoughts on alcoholrelated harm.

lif tinG of fiRe ReStRiC tionS Notice is hereby given that the Restricted Fire Season that existed in the Ashburton hill and high country has been replaced with an Open Fire Season as from midnight Wednesday 8 May. This notice does not apply to State Areas administered by the Department of Conservation and the fire safety margins of those State Areas, for which an all year Restricted Fire Season applies. Restrictions may be reimposed at a later date if conditions warrant, and it is the responsibility of all persons lighting fires to determine the current fire season status before lighting any such fires. Under Environment Canterbury’s Natural Resources Regional Plan rules, no outdoor burning is allowed at any time within all urban areas of the District without a resource consent from ECan. There is still an expectation that all outdoor burning is conducted in a safe manner.

The results of this survey will be taken into consideration when developing Ashburton District’s policy. To complete the survey, please go to: Or check out the Ashburton Youth Council’s Facebook page for a link to the survey.


The survey will close at 5pm, Monday 20 May.

Pursuant to Paragraph 11 (e) of the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, notice is hereby given that for the purpose of allowing the Ashburton Car Club to hold a Standing Quarter Mile Sprint meeting the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic (with the exception of emergency vehicles) for the period indicated hereunder.

a SHbURton wateR manaGement Zone Commit tee A meeting of the Ashburton Water Management Zone Committee will be held at the Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton. Date

Tuesday 28 May 2013


1.00 pm


Meeting Room 2

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The meetings are open to the public. Copies of the agendas are available prior to the meetings and can be obtained by contacting the Council, phone 307 7700. The agenda and more information on the Ashburton Zone Committee can be found on the Canterbury Water website

Streets to be closed: • WILLOWBY WINSLOW ROAD from Longbeach Rd intersection to 500m SE of the intersection with State Highway 1. Period of Closure: From 9.30 am to 6.00 pm on Saturday 18 May 2013. It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the roads / streets for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure. b leSteR, Chief executive

B lEsTER, Chief Executive

5 Baring Square West, ashburton 7700 PO Box 94, ashburton 7740 p (03) 307 7700 e


BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272-101-621 A/H 03-3227626.

PULLETS for sale P.O.L. black Orpington, blue cochin, $34 each black cochin, partridge Wyandotte $27 each. Phone: 03 308 9615.

MEETINGS, EVENTS Ashburton Kennel Club Annual General Meeting Will be held May 27, 2013 7.30pm Venue: County Club Ashburton 31 Tancred Street, Ashburton ASHBURTON Society of Arts Autumn Show, Now until Sat, June 1. Short Street Studio. Mon, Wed, Sat, 10am - 2pm or by appointment. Ph 308-4533.

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

Guardian Classifieds phone 307 7900


Ashburton Toy Library Inc Mothers Day Raffle Winners 1st Rowan McClimont 2nd Theresa Roulston 3rd Sharon Hurst The library would like to sincerely thank our local sponsors.

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900


MEADOW hay, med square x60. Lucerne hay - third cut, med square x 105. Lucerne hay, fourth cut, rounds x 70. All made in good, dry weather. Gordon Monk, ph 027-222-2502 or 308-5834.


TRADES, SERVICES SUN CONTROL WINDOW TINTING, UV, heat, privacy etc. Vehicles - Homes Commercial. Phone your only local applicator Craig Rogers 307-6347, member of Master Tinters NZ.


21yr male looking for room or pvt board, clean, tidy and HOME handyman available. reliable professional, long Minor repairs, painting etc. term. Please phone or text 027 677 6169. Ph 027-677-1952.

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Wednesday, May 15, 2013




To advertise here call 307-7900 or email

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HOSPITALITY PACKAGES Saturday 1 June 2013 Ashburton Raceway

We will provide you with the training and support to offer your clients a superior professional service, to bring them the results they expect and more. The Ashburton Guardian offers an excellent remuneration package and is a great place to work. If you are an experienced sales professional with a proven history of leveraging the highest levels of client service to achieve your personal and professional goals, then you should apply in writing, with confidence, by 5pm, Friday, May 24, 2013, to:-



Advertising Manager P O Box 77, Ashburton 7740 Somerset House Burnett Street, Ashburton or email

Davidson Stand and Luncheon Package  

  & $ &    #

$80 per person

Talley’s is a successful and well known brand, operating several plants throughout the South Island, as well as having many diversified interests in seafood, frozen vegetables, meat and dairy products. We currently have the following position at our Fairton Plant located 10 minutes drive from Ashburton.

Quality Control Assistant

Ph: (03) 308 6794

Due to an internal transfer a position has become available within our QA team. This role is a vital link within our process and requires someone that can work individually and/or as part of a dynamic team. The role is shift work between 45 – 60 hours per week.


This is an excellent opportunity for you to become a part of one of the fastest growing businesses in New Zealand. We have produced high quality vegetables for over 15 years.


You should possess the following attributes: • extensive food industry experience • excellent communication skills • analytically minded • be able to make technical decision in a fast paced environment • pro-active and motivated • team player • basic computer skills • experience in calibrations • experience in microbiology and sampling • sound knowledge of quality systems: including HACCP based FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM.

To advertise here call 307-7900 or email Talley’s is a successful and well known brand, operating several plants throughout the South Island, as well as having many diversified interests in seafood, frozen vegetables, meat and dairy products.

Nichols (NZ) Limited, a major player in the casualty stock industry requires contractors to collect and skin slink lambs and calves for the 2013 season.

We currently have the following position available at our Fairton plant located 10 minutes drive from Ashburton.

Applicants should have a suitable vehicle and a willingness to provide a reliable service.

Boiler Operator We are seeking to employ a Boiler Operator for our 14mW Coal Fired Boiler.

Please apply to:

You will hold a 'Level 2 National Certificate Boiler Operation' and have experience in the operation of boilers and associated equipment.

Nichols (NZ) Limited PO Box 19758, Woolston, Christchurch 8241 P: (03) 384 3260 F: (03) 384 3014 Email: Web:

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The Fresh Name in the Freezer

Previous experience in an agricultural service industry may be an advantage.

Other duties include preventative maintenance tasks for other items of the services plant. Experience with Refrigeration and Waste Water Systems would be beneficial.

Cake Tin Hire

$15 for 7 days

The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287

Full time or Two part timers SKILLS NEEDED Barista Cash handling Waitressing Honest and reliable

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

If this sounds like you please contact: Sue Moorren Manager Phone 03 303 7641 or Email

Note for non-residents: Only applicants that are legally entitled to work in New Zealand will be considered for the advertised position.

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




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Apply to The Plant Manager, Silver Fern Farms Fairton, PO Box 30, Ashburton 7740. Alternatively apply online via our website

Graphic Designer

Advertising Department of a daily paid newspaper We have a vacancy for a full-time Senior Graphic Designer to play an integral role in the advertising team for the Ashburton Guardian daily newspaper and other locally generated publications. Our sales people require a clever designer with flair to create successful campaign concepts for our clients. The successful candidate will not only produce accurate, quality work - they will also have the “X� factor when it comes to understanding how to attract attention and create a buying response by our readers. The role also includes the co-ordination, design and layout of editorial and advertising for our feature publications. The following skills are necessary:

• A formal qualification in Graphic Design • Excellent verbal and written skills • The ability to multi-task easily and work well in a team • Prepared to work to tight deadlines • Always prepared to go the extra mile

Applications close May 27, 2013, June 2013 start If you meet the above criteria, have the energy and enthusiasm to complement our professional team, please send your resume, with examples of recent work detailing your skills and experience, to:Desme Daniels, Advertising Manager PO Box 77, Ashburton 7740 or email

Technical Field Officer - Arable Ashburton CRT Farmlands is owned by New Zealand farmers to improve their profitability, and supplies more than 54,000 shareholder businesses nationwide. In this position covering the mid-Canterbury area you are the first point of contact with our shareholders and will be responsible for: â– providing existing and potential shareholders with professional, helpful and accurate assistance on all CRT Farmlands products and services â–  providing technical sales, services and advice on a wide range of agricultural activities in particular agchem, grain & seed and general merchandise We require you to have: â–  arable and agchem experience â–  strong organisational skills â–  proficiency with computers â–  high level of commitment, energy and flexibility Telephone enquiries to: Henry Ross 027 248 8068

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Back-rower Feleti Mateo will play his 150th NRL and 62nd consecutive game for the Warriors when they take on the Panthers in Penrith on Saturday night. Mateo is the only player who has appeared in every match since the start of the 2011 season, although how many more he adds to that beyond 2013 is a matter of debate with the 29-year-old off contract at the end of the year and reportedly a target of the Dragons. Warriors coach Matt Elliott has made only one change to the side beaten 24-16 by the Bulldogs in

Wellington last Saturday, with prop Sam Rapira coming back into the frame after missing the Bulldogs match with an ongoing hand injury. Rapira was originally named for the match but was subsequently ruled out with Suaia Matagi making his debut. Matagi, who gained 32m from four carries and made 11 tackles against the Bulldogs, has been included on a five-man bench for the trip to Penrith. “It’s going to be a big night for Feleti playing his 150th game in the NRL. It’s a big achievement.” Consistently the competition’s

leading offloader, Mateo made his debut for Parramatta in 2004 before a stint with the London Broncos in the English Super League. He returned to the Eels in 2006 and going on to make 88 appearances for Parramatta before shifting to Auckland. The Warriors are keen to re-sign Mateo but, with his wife due to give birth to the couple’s first child soon, is said to be contemplating a return to Australian to be closer to family. Glen Fisiiahi will again start at fullback on Saturday night with Kevin Locke still out with a back injury. - APNZ

SCOREBOARD Results Basketball NBA playoffs Collated results from the National Basketball Association second-round playoffs yesterday (all series best-of-seven): Eastern Conference at Chicago Miami Heat 88 Chicago Bulls 65 (Miami Heat leads series 3-1) Western Conference at Memphis Memphis Grizzlies 103 Oklahoma City Thunder 97(OT) (Memphis Grizzlies leads series 3-1)


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Ashburton Bridge Club May 10 Monday Evening – Flaxmere Trophy N/S 1 G Brown and D Fisher 2 J Browne and L Leadley 3 H Blee and P Jowers E/W 1 M Jones and  I Wray, 2  B Blair and M Bruce  3 M Francis and A Gilbert Tuesday Evening – Robinson Salver N/S 1 M Buckland and J Edmond 2 T and P Downward, 3 M Holdaway and J Rooney E/W 1 V Ferrier and M Small 2 M Moore and A Maude 3 M de Jong and W Kolkman Wednesday Afternoon - Duplicate N/S 1 B McIlraith and B Smith, 2 M Buckland and T Downward, 3 J Edmond and J Irwin E/W 1 R Kyle and M Moore, 2 L Baker and A Maude, 3 P Jowers and I Taylor Thursday Evening – Smith Trophy N/S 1 M Buckland and T Downward 2 B Smith and J Knight. 3 M Muir and J Rooney E/W 1 A Maude and M Moore. 2 V Ferrier and V Palmer 3 W Kolkman and L Rose

Golf Ashburton Golf Club Women’s Section May 14th Aotearoa Cup, Coronation Medal, Senior Vets Trophy Alison Grant - 72, Alison Macgregor , Madeleine Stoddart - 73, Wendy Parr – 74, Heather Robertson

Collated results from the NHL Quarterfinal (all series best-of-seven): Eastern Conference at Washington New York Rangers 5 Washington Capitals 0 (New York Rangers wins series 4-3) At Boston Boston Bruins 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 4(OT) (Boston Bruins wins series 4-3)

Pigeon racing Ashburton Racing Pigeon Club May 11 Liberation Point: Kaikoura; Time: 2:10:00:00; Fanciers Entered: 6; Birds Released: 134 Fancier: 1st T. Drummond; Flying Time: 03:15:20; MPM 1201.6117; 2nd S. Davidson 1196.0783; 3rd L. Wilson 1196.0033; 4th M. Davidson 1195.8200; 5th L. Quinn 1192.5733; 6th R. Cornwall 1188.1367.

Shooting Coronation Smallbore Rifle Club May 6 Bryan Hunter took top honours this week, narrowly from Brian Hawksby, in the open section while Sandy Collett headed the ladies closely followed by Savanna McArthur who was top junior. Local scores were eclipsed by the visiting Mayfield shooters with Carl Nordqvist and Martin Fleming scoring better.


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Notable milestone for Land Rover Bernard Egan



his year marks a significant milestone for a much loved vehicle. It’s 65 years since the first Land Rover was produced. During World War Two the Rover car company had produced military vehicles, when the war ended one of Rover’s “shadow factories” became the manufacturing facility for Land Rovers. The Wilkes brothers, who were executives at Rover, saw an opportunity to develop a utility vehicle using aluminium which was readily available after the war at a time when steel was hard to come by. A prototype was developed in 1947 and Land Rover production began the following year. Components produced for Rover cars especially the engines were ideal for use in the Land Rover. Consequently Rover found themselves in the position of producing both upmarket saloons and utilitarian vehicles. And in a strange twist of fate Rover often made more from the good old go-anywhere basic Land Rovers than from their luxurious cars. The Land Rover was a runaway success, and these iconic vehicles are now prized by collectors. Rose Acton-Adams and Brett Partel have just bought a Land Rover, they’re delighted with it and their

daughter Lily and her cousins, Paris, Jessica and Amelia think its really cool. It wasn’t only the Land Rover’s arrival which made 1948 a good year. Marion Oakden, a lovely lady with a wonderful sense of humour, arrived that year too and last weekend she celebrated her special birthday. Typically Marion put into verse some of the lovely things she has experienced. And because Marion is Marion there are plenty of those. An avid collector of clippings and cartoons and among other really funny reflections on life she produced this possible insight into the future.

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Maybe these will make an appearance at next year’s Wheels Week mobility scooter race! Speaking of Wheels Week Plus, week one is over and we are now into the Plus part.

The old and the new: Below is the latest Land Rover as seen at the LA Auto Show

In fact Wheels Week co-ordinator Avis Kingsland says the whole thing has been a Plus. Avis says all the events held so far have been well supported by locals and visitors. It has been estimated that so far Wheels Week Plus has attracted around 6000 visitors into town, which as Avis says has been a real benefit to our community.

There are still plenty of events left to enjoy including the Suzie Morrison Memorial Night Trial being staged tonight by the Ashburton Car Club. Check out www.wheelsweekplus. The final events for Wheels Week Plus take place this Sunday, and knowing the enthusiastic organisers it won’t be too long until they are planning next year’s 25th annual celebration of the wheel. Left: Lily Partel and her cousins Paris, Jessica and Amelia Snelleksz are quite happy as passengers in Lily’s parents’ latest motor vehicle purchase

Red Bull boss ‘furious’ over tyre issue Mark Webber’s Red Bull team boss Dietrich Mateschitz has launched a scathing attack on the current state of Formula One amid widespread calls for a return to hard-wearing tyres. It comes after Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix was marred by multiple pit stops. Mateschitz, whose money and vision has made his team triple world champions, said

F1 was currently not a sport about racing but had instead turned into a competition in rubber conservation. “Everyone knows what is happening,” he said. “This has nothing to do with racing anymore. This is a competition in tyre management. “Real car racing looks different. Under the given circumstances, we can neither get

the best out of our car nor our drivers. “There is no more real qualifying and fighting for the pole, as everyone is just saving tyres for the race. “If we would make the best of our car we would have to stop eight or 10 times during a race, depending on the track.” Mateschitz spoke out after seeing his Red Bull team’s

triple world champion driver German Sebastian Vettel struggle home fourth in a race that saw the two Mercedes cars of pole-sitter Nico Rosberg of Germany and Briton Lewis Hamilton finishing sixth and 12th. Hamilton, champion of 2008, added: “If I went any slower, it would be walking pace.”  - AFP

V8s revved up for Texas track

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ahead of Saturday’s first practice session. Purpose-built to host The few drivers who have America’s rounds of the seen the American track for this Formula One and MotoGP, a weekend’s V8 Supercars race truncated 3.75km version of the say Bathurst might be the only full 5.5km Grand Prix track will thing bigger than Texas. be used for the V8s’ four weekOnly a handful of those who end races. will race at the spectacular With several points of elevaCircuit of the Americas in tion, a lightning-fast straight Austin, Texas have seen it close and a mix of high-speed and up. The vast majority will get low-speed areas, Austin is being their first look when they arrive described as “a driver’s track” in the United States later today the competitors will love.

We admit it! Well we do but we don’t. Roger Hart and I again assisted at the Wheels Week Rotary Classic Car Run and it has been suggested we sort-of accepted a bribe. The facts of the case are that Morag Cullimore asked if a hug would help her and Trevor get a prize. Well who could refuse, and in fact one of us - and exercising our right to remain silent we are not saying who - even suggested possibly the

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ARIES (Mar 21st Apr 20th) The Moon passes over Mars today and this could make you more conscious of your possessions, money in general, or even your values. But this combination, though brief, could also arouse some annoyance about the cost of your bills, especially for things like utilities. You may be more protective of things you own, especially if you feel taken for granted.

Some, like Ford’s Mark Winterbottom, say racing in North American motor racing heartland on such a quality track can provide the closest thing to a Bathurst-like experience outside Mount Panorama. “Last time I was there, only half the track was finished. From my initial visit, I was impressed by the facilities and the dramatic elevation changes so I can’t wait to see the finished product,” Winterbottom said. - AAP Mark Winterbottom: Impressed

GEMINI (May 22nd Jun 21st) How are you finding Mars sweeping through your 12th Solar House? This began in the middle of last month but it may have had the effect of stirring up buried angers that you had previously long forgotten. Today, such an emotional legacy has a much stronger chance of suddenly erupting to the surface. Your mood could be tender to say the least.

CANCER (Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) Group dynamics can be less serene today. Someone in your circle may seem flustered or worse. It’s possible a friend can seem less approachable. You may also have a change of mind about something that previously you’d shown every prospect of seeing through to its conclusion. Longterm hopes and aspirations can shift now Cancer.

LEO (Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) People can see that you are a charismatic person but this is one of those days when you will need to earn rather than demand respect. If you are overly bossy or demanding at home, rather than motivating people to do what you want, it can actually push them away from you. Work to foster a constructive use of your authority and power potential.

VIRGO (Aug 24th Sep 23rd) Today has a number of potentials. You might encounter someone who is a tad too evangelical, with a tendency to enforce their viewpoint and credo upon you. However, equally, this might be how someone views you. Some truths are practical, such as the price of a loaf of bread, others are more to do with our perspective. Neither browbeat nor be browbeaten Virgo.

LIBRA (Sep 24th Oct 23rd) You might have found yourself much more on the front foot about debts, business and longer-term finances. However today, the chances are that your determination can become influenced by more subjective issues. This could see you make some snap judgements or be more confrontational towards another person. Talk to an advisor if you are unsure.

charge of bribery and corruption, but maybe could enter into a plea bargain for what we are sure is a lesser crime of acquiring something under false pretences. We’re not sure so we’ll let you the reader judge, and while we don’t want to influence your decision we think you will recognise a definite case for clemency. But one thing we are sure about is there were again an interesting variety of vehicles on the Classic Car Run.

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TAURUS (Apr 21st May 21st) You might find it harder to see the viewpoints of others today. You will likely hone in on exactly how you see situations and may even border on being brusque, certainly less patient. Yet there can be an upside to this and it can give you the drive to get things done. So, if you can clear the decks and focus narrowly on one thing, you can do well.

more hugs the more chances. Morag was keen to get a prize and so that worked and we got a few hugs. The fact of the matter is the Cullimores deserved the prize for their category and even before the bribe was offered, and before it was given we had recorded that. So we contend that it was not a bribe at all. And anyway who were we to refuse such a kind offer! So we plead not guilty to the

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SCORPIO (Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) Relationship, competitive and partnership issues have been much to the fore recently, but if you are not quite getting what you want, today you may feel like telling it how it is, or more to the point, telling it how you think it is. Someone else may have a very different view and this could lead to a clash of the titans! It will be important to listen too.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd - Dec 21st) Little things can be a source of satisfaction OR irritation today. If you get your head down and put all your energies into getting things done, you might find yourself in a very productive space. The downside is that you may have less patience with others. People’s little ways and idiosyncrasies can get under your skin. This may see you dish out some criticism.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) You could feel more amorous and playful, but also restless. Routines and dull everyday needs can leave you cold. You want some excitement and may find yourself attracted towards those who have something exciting or daring about them. If you have talents, look to make the most of them. If you have children, look to encourage their creativity too.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) Your mood could be very changeable today. It may be hard for people around you to keep up with what you want and need. This may see you making some physical changes to your home or falling out with a loved one. It’s best not to invest too much time and energy in your short-term whims today, for very soon your outlook could alter all over again.


PISCES (Feb 20th Mar 20th) You could find yourself needing a lot of mental stimulation today but anyone or anything rather dull can leave you cold. You could, however, have several changes of mind, or feel fidgety and find it hard to sit still for more than a few minutes. Find something to do that challenges and inspires you all at the same time.

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Rewa gets home for the punters Race three at yesterday’s Barneswood raceday at Ashburton provided a good pay day for the local owner/ trainer partnership of five-year-old mare Rewa. In fine weather on a slow 7 track, Rewa ran the 1200 metre Barneswood Farm Rating 85 race in a tidy 1.11.52, coming home a long length clear of the Lisa Latta-trained Cangowest, giving jockey Kylie Williams her first win of the day. The Jan Hay-trained Rewa went into the race hot favourite, but gave her owner Gilbert Butterick a few anxious moments when she sat well back in the field until they turned for home. Unknown to Butterick, Williams had dropped her stick just as Rewa hit the lead. Butterick knew the mare’s inclina-


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tion was to stop once she hit the front of the field unless she was pushed by her jockey, but this time proved an exception when a stickless Williams said the horse didn’t need any urging to maintain her lead. It was Rewa’s first start back after finishing out of the money at Riccarton in November. Cangowest, ridden by Robert Hannam, came home second with Golden Globe and Chris Johnson in third. The race day was a golden one for Hay, with two wins from three horses, when four-year-old Equina proved she was too good for the rest of the field, taking race seven by four lengths. Her third runner, Bowling Boy finished fifth in race three. Photo Kirsty Clay 140513-KC-035

Right: Five-year-old Rewa flew her local flag at Ashburton’s Barneswood race day yesterday, rewarding owner Gilbert Butterick and trainer Jan Hay with a great run and a tidy pay day. Photo Kirsty Clay 140513-KC-045

Inset: A moment to treasure - Rewa’s owner Gilbert Butterick congratulates jockey Kylie Williams on a superb riding job.

3 90x7x El Fuego h (6) 58.5 4 Green Prince (8) 58.5...................... S Spratt 5 Mitcham (10) 58.5................ R Hutchings (a) 6 00x The Artful Dodger (11) 58.5.......... O Bosson 7 Zah Big Boy (12) 58.5....................M Tanaka 8 20233 Cupcake (4) 56.5.............................S Collett 9 05328 Hardtaluva (5) 56.5.......................... M Wenn 10 4x Rulaline h (3) 56.5.......................... J Parkes 11 7x054 Zabinella (7) 56.5....................... M D Plessis 12 66x7. Vendemiaire (2) 56.5...................T Thornton 5 2.00pm LION RED MAIDEN 1400 $7000, MDN, 1400m 1 3x Don’t Stop Me Now h (7) 58.5...... O Bosson 2 x275x Royalty (6) 58.5................................ S Spratt 3 8 Murdoch 58.5................................ Scratched 4 89x Burnadeem (8) 58.5.................... L Satherley 5 Paco Kid h (1) 58.5......................... J Parkes 6 0x0 Skai Ruler (9) 58.5............... R Hutchings (a) 7 960x Voncini (5) 58.5..............................M Tanaka 8 85x22 Pentarose h (11) 56.5................... L Allpress 9 30x4 Stars Of Jiro (4) 56.5......................... M Hills 10 7x675 Kansas (3) 56.5...........................T Thornton 11 880x5 Red Storm (12) 56.5.................. M D Plessis 12 7x Berzallia (2) 56.5.............................. M Wenn 13 Rosheen (10) 56.5...........................S Collett 6 2.35pm CARA * J FISHING CHARTERS 2100 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 2100m 1 7x107 Montetra m (8) 60.5.................B Hutton (a3) 2 45937 Cat Woman (6) 56.5................... M D Plessis 3 85621 Re Deel (7) 56.............................. O Bosson 4 0x783 Vandenne m (11) 55.5......... R Hutchings (a) 5 27411 Sovereign Rose d (10) 55............. L Allpress 6 44588 Commanding Oak d (5) 55......... L Satherley 7 18462 Indy Ruler (4) 54.5.......................... J Parkes 8 39770 Supreme Lady d (12) 54.................. M Wenn 9 56318 Table One (1) 54.............................. S Spratt 10 01080 Navy Beach td (3) 54.......................S Collett 11 59x50 Roddick d (9) 54............................M Tanaka 12 926x3 Centara h (2) 54..........................T Thornton 7 3.10pm MITAVITE FORMULA 3 RATING 85 1200 $8000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 1200m 1 2607x The Jungle Boy tm (10) 66......B Hutton (a3) 2 91910 Gaston 60.5.................................. Scratched 3 40310 Bellapin d (2) 57....................... A Taylor (a3) 4 0392x Faraway Eyes td (7) 57................. O Bosson 5 51628 Ebullient d (1) 56.5..................... M D Plessis 6 18315 Schooner Bay db (6) 54.5.... R Hutchings (a) 7 9425x Splitfire tdh (3) 54.5......................... M Wenn 8 1500x Mawah Vellous tdh (9) 54............T Thornton 9 18148 Bronte Walk d (4) 54........................ S Spratt 10 4x877 Cracker (5) 54............................... L Allpress 11 215x Coachline (8) 54............................. J Parkes 8 3.45pm FORD KUGA MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1600m 1 9x420 The Sheriff (8) 58.5.......................... M Wenn 2 x4349 Berlusconi (11) 58.5................ A Forbes (a1)

3 40 Banderas (15) 58.5......................T Thornton 4 40 The Force (9) 58.5............... R Hutchings (a) 5 7066 Sir Jack Remington (13) 58.5 6 0 Sir Manawa (6) 58.5..................... L Allpress 7 22862 La Spinetta (10) 56.5.................... O Bosson 8 x5423 Satin Queen (3) 56.5....................... S Spratt 9 43 Nancylee b (16) 56.5...................... J Parkes 10 074x0 Mangaroa Miss (7) 56.5...................S Collett 11 5 Duela Vera (5) 56.5.................... M D Plessis 12 8x05 Kaysixteen h (14) 56.5....................... M Hills 13 8x55 Sheena O’Reilly h (2) 56.5..............R Aukett 14 7 She Waits (12) 56.5 15 0x60 Zephyros (1) 58.5....................B Hutton (a3) 16 x90x8 Tommy Riki (4) 58.5 Emergencies: Zephyros, Tommy Riki 9 4.20pm THE NORTHERN ADVOCATE RATING 65 1400 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m 1 44413 Flicka Of Gold d (11) 59............ M D Plessis 2 6136x Radar tdh (4) 58.................. R Hutchings (a) 3 5477x Regalo Reaal mb (12) 57.5 4 71947 Miss Construe dm (5) 57................ J Parkes 5 x710x Bally Duff th (7) 57.......................T Thornton 6 26x40 Charlie Farley t (6) 57............. A Forbes (a1) 7 1828x The Mig (16) 57...............................S Collett 8 477x1 Mt Eden d (2) 56.............................. S Spratt 9 23215 Conchita b (9) 55.5....................... O Bosson 10 21545 Foxy Belle (14) 55.5 11 x1295 Miuccia Belle (8) 55.5.................M Sweeney 12 26416 Anakela (10) 55............................ L Allpress 13 68224 Blooming Hell (19) 55................. L Satherley 14 213x9 Spicey As t (3) 55.............................. M Hills 15 0x0x0 Cassius (17) 56.5............................. M Wenn 16 0x738 Captain Scott (15) 56...................C Dell (a1) 17 657x0 Denmark d (1) 56 18 498x5 Mytsharp h (18) 54 19 04957 Ebony Dream (13) 54.5 20 70730 Aimees Gold 54............................ Scratched Emergencies: Cassius, Captain Scott, Denmark, Mytsharp, Ebony Dream, Aimees Gold. Blinkers on : Navy Beach (R6), Bronte Walk (R7), Berlusconi, The Force, Nancylee, Mangaroa Miss (R8), Charlie Farley, Cassius (R9) Blinkers off : Voncini (R5) Winkers off : Navy Beach (R6), Ebullient (R7), Nancylee (R8), Charlie Farley (R9) SELECTIONS Race 1: Aimees Babe, Captain Oblivious, Command Race 2: Another Edition, The Rich Lister, Hennessy Black Race 3: Miss Foxwood, Pappa Ragazzo, Celtic Boy, Signorina Race 4: Cupcake, Hardtaluva, Mitcham, The Artful Dodger Race 5: Pentarose, Stars Of Jiro, Don’t Stop Me Now Race 6: Montetra, Cat Woman, Re Deel, Vandenne, Indy Ruler Race 7: Ebullient, Faraway Eyes, Schooner Bay, Bellapin Race 8: Satin Queen, La Spinetta, The Sheriff, Berlusconi Race 9: Conchita, Miss Construe, Charlie Farley, Radar

Wanganui greyhounds Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway Meeting Date: 15 May 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12; 13 and 14; 15 and 16 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12; 14, 15 and 16 1 12.03pm ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 1 28465 Charlie’s Pal nwtd......................J McInerney 2 87738 One Ear Poised nwtd................ S Gommans 3 73357 Cuts Deep nwtd............................P Blanche 4 57x44 All For One nwtd........................J McInerney 5 75774 Intense Zoom nwtd......................J McArthur 6 2 Team Dream nwtd C &....................... Fagan 7 23623 Another Drink nwtd....................J McInerney 8 37388 Tepirita Jazil nwtd........................ C D Brider 9 7766 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd......... E S Duganzich 10 88 Gracy Racer nwtd.............................B Shaw 2 12.23pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 520m 1 Arnie Baxter nwtd......................J McInerney 2 56754 Billy Holmes nwtd.......................G M Clarke 3 3527 Botany Kevin nwtd.....................J McInerney 4 53x Boston Chanel nwtd F &.................Turnwald 5 7853 Hunted nwtd............................... K B Benson 6 54764 Tepirita Tuiteka nwtd......................B Mitchell 7 56542 Another Stone nwtd...................J McInerney 8 7x651 Candy Belle (c1) nwtd L &.................. Wales 9 84867 Opawa Jen nwtd L &.......................... Wales 10 6877 Tarryn’s Pride nwtd F &..................Turnwald 3 12.42pm J P PRINT, PETONE C0 C0, 305m 1 686x5 Kotumba nwtd L &.............................. Morris 2 86543 Ruthless nwtd..............................J McArthur 3 8 Nopee nwtd................................J McInerney 4 675 Hold Up Harry nwtd.....................B Goodwin 5 83x42 Sheza What What..................................nwtd 6 54425 Groovy Leo nwtd........................J McInerney 7 47264 Another Another nwtd................J McInerney 8 8773 Mamalulu nwtd C &............................ Fagan 9 7766 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd......... E S Duganzich 10 787 Ranger Chick nwtd................... S Gommans 4 12.59pm GUTHRIE BOWRON C0 FINAL C0f, 520m 1 8415 Botany Seaton (c1) 30.64..........J McInerney 2 1 Doll Parts (c1) 30.51................... B Hodgson 3 32223 Opawa Cassidy nwtd L &................... Wales 4 74372 Black Hennessy nwtd F &...............Turnwald 5 3 Uno Charm nwtd...............................L Ahern 6 83 Rose Bow nwtd L &............................ Wales 7 23641 Bigtime Tip (c1) 30.32.......................L Ahern 8 38552 Gucci Rush nwtd L &.......................... Morris 9 7853 Hunted nwtd............................... K B Benson 10 53484 Mighty Baxter nwtd....................J McInerney 5 1.17pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR C0 C0, 305m 1 784 Seconds Good nwtd.................A Duganzich 2 Botany Dave nwtd......................J McInerney 3 52 Homebush Awesome nwtd........J McInerney 4 6x672 Dixie Queen nwtd....................... B Johnston 5 73274 Where’s Rican nwtd...................J McInerney 6 Pep’s Pot nwtd.................................S Fagan 7 24845 Sectioned nwtd........................... M Goodwin 8 Hat Trick Chaos nwtd........................L Ahern 9 7766 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd......... E S Duganzich 10 78777 Blue Shorts nwtd..................B J Androutsos 6 1.34pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD LTD C0 C0, 305m

1 66567 Sedgebrook Glory nwtd.......................F Kite 2 87357 Found Roman nwtd............................ R Udy 3 58553 Judy In Disguise nwtd.................R N Maisey 4 87 Botany Jessie nwtd....................J McInerney 5 27427 Fantas Fiction nwtd..........................S Fagan 6 72865 Homebush Smoke nwtd............ S Gommans 7 Under Milkwood nwtd.......................L Ahern 8 7373 Homebush Sting nwtd................J McInerney 9 7766 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd......... E S Duganzich 10 56767 Go Russel Go nwtd.....................J McArthur 7 1.52pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C0 C0, 520m 1 48 Opawa Goodie nwtd L &..................... Wales 2 1 Speedy Kazza (c1) nwtd............J McInerney 3 6 Pretty Sneaky nwtd.............................W Kite 4 64567 Homebush Envy nwtd................J McInerney 5 4478 Jimmy Buffett nwtd K &......................Phillips 6 77366 Okuku Muppet nwtd C &..................... Fagan 7 46755 Sydenham Jade nwtd.................G M Clarke 8 44585 Cluain Meala nwtd...................... B Johnston 9 6x686 Chase Ostee nwtd.......................A Turnwald 10 78777 Blue Shorts nwtd..................B J Androutsos 8 2.10pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C1 C1, 305m 1 131 Cosmic Fury 17.54...........................L Ahern 2 53175 Speedy Feet 17.89.................... K B Benson 3 35442 Yeah Nah 17.89...................................L Udy 4 38784 Jimmy Jurante 17.80..................J McInerney 5 66226 Nuts For Sure 17.83................... B Johnston 6 58451 Blue Rush 18.24 L &........................... Morris 7 1F384 Another Pizza nwtd....................J McInerney 8 23573 Red Hot Dutch 18.26.................. S Drysdale 9 74x84 Jolokia 17.89................................R J Murray 10 5352x Run Mischief Run 18.13 F &..........Turnwald 9 2.28pm BROAD ROOFING C1 C1, 305m 1 87368 Regina Haka 18.02.......................P Blanche 2 21125 Homebush Limbo 17.90.............J McInerney 3 47667 Gunna Excite 18.03 L &...................... Morris 4 23218 Miss Foxy Minx 18.08 G &..................Denby 5 32532 Sarah’s Cool 17.96 F &...................Turnwald 6 77778 Bimboo 17.69 7 83637 Nicki Haka 17.84........................J McInerney 8 33238 Alamein Jah nwtd K &.......................Phillips 9 65445 Gina Mac 17.71...........................J McArthur 10 86275 Working Waikato 17.75.................. D Donlon 10 2.45pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 C1, 520m 1 48367 Saucy Tomato nwtd...........................R Waite 2 25x22 Coarsair nwtd U &...................... McCracken 3 13326 Uno Heidi nwtd.................................L Ahern 4 87Fx5 Twin Tigers 30.57.........................J McArthur 5 35878 Go Boof 30.46 B &........................ G Atwood 6 33137 Uno Flash nwtd L &............................ Wales 7 44664 Big Girl Welshy 30.23................J McInerney 8 25441 Another Fantasy nwtd................J McInerney 9 26858 Raveon 30.75.................................M Gowan 10 56576 My Lil Lucifer 31.45 K &.....................Phillips 11 3.03pm WANGANUI SECURITY C1 C1, 305m 1 8568x Flossy Haka 18.00........................P Blanche 2 12351 Laugh Like Santa 17.31....................L Ahern 3 13813 Eureka Izmir 17.59 F &...................Turnwald 4 57743 Sisal nwtd..................................... D Craigen 5 85368 Scarilicious 18.03 L &......................... Morris 6 17737 Ya Laughin’ nwtd............................B Mitchell

7 26616 Supreme Shelleen 17.95...........J McInerney 8 11866 Prefontaine 17.82.......................J McInerney 9 74x84 Jolokia 17.89................................R J Murray 10 22765 Genial nwtd............................ R M Bannister 12 3.21pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C1 C1, 520m 1 132 What’s Up Gee 30.34.......................L Ahern 2 32671 Paddy Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney 3 67F86 Monkey Queen nwtd...........................W Kite 4 62771 Homebush Lestat 30.47.............J McInerney 5 32788 Botany Comet 30.17..................J McInerney 6 27758 Belldeen 30.24..........................A Duganzich 7 8666x Wild Vagabond nwtd.........................R Waite 8 F4158 Alamein Gus 30.50 K &.....................Phillips 9 26858 Raveon 30.75.................................M Gowan 10 87727 Judge To Excel nwtd........................... R Udy 13 3.38pm HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK C1, 305m 1 18558 Tanybryn 18.02 L &............................. Morris 2 3673P Alamein Rip 18.17 K &......................Phillips 3 15463 Tenkay Down 18.08.................... S Drysdale 4 32754 Homebush Rick 17.91...............J McInerney 5 41 Little Rascal 17.71............................L Ahern 6 63454 Cawbourne Tobes 17.65............J McInerney 7 34448 Opawa Prince 17.91...................... D Donlon 8 11142 Fierce Star nwtd F &.......................Turnwald 9 65445 Gina Mac 17.71...........................J McArthur 10 4564x Homebush Julie 18.55.............. S Gommans 14 3.56pm RENOWN BAKERY C1 C1, 520m 1 45444 Asher 30.32......................................R Waite 2 52251 Cawbourne Bree 30.53..............J McInerney 3 21482 Uno Green nwtd...............................S Maher 4 15 Armistice Day 30.45..........................L Ahern 5 88478 Wandy Kyle 30.08......................J McInerney 6 14777 Pandemonium Paws 31.29 K &.........Phillips 7 66646 Rijeka nwtd....................................M Gowan 8 65757 Baby James nwtd......................J McInerney 9 77352 Fastback King 30.79......................... A Clark 10 16827 Inner Beauty nwtd....................... B Johnston 15 4.13pm MORRIE GIBBONS SIGNS C2 C2, 305m 1 44587 Fire Boy Baxter 17.55................J McInerney 2 66765 All The Rage 17.75 U &.............. McCracken 3 31221 Matilda’s Babe 17.53...................J McArthur 4 11222 Where’s Chicken 17.67 F &............Turnwald 5 64487 Hilton Friday 17.85.....................J McInerney 6 25355 Kezz 17.56...............................T McCracken 7 58783 Groovy Shane 17.63 B &.............. G Atwood 8 44763 Morning Light 17.81...........................D Hunt 9 6635F Cawbourne Stars nwtd......................D Little 10 46178 Homebush Rosebud 17.69........J McInerney 16 4.31pm BOX 9 CATERING C2 C2, 305m 1 51368 Cawbourne Brooke 17.83..........J McInerney 2 36787 Chelseas Babe 17.89................... T Downey 3 21321 Just A Boy 17.32 K &.........................Phillips 4 25688 Homebush Hayley 17.59............J McInerney 5 26827 Scott No Money 18.05 U &......... McCracken 6 28548 Furious Response 18.05...................... L Bell 7 88778 Jetsun Jules 17.94............................. B Hunt 8 57365 Homebush Bazil 17.71.......................R Hunt 9 36626 Bullabakanka 17.94.................T McCracken 10 86735 Pin Up Puppy 17.60....................G M Clarke LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

The weather was fine and the track slow7 for the Ashburton Races at Ashburton yesterday. RACE 1 - BARNESWOOD FARM RATING 65, $7000, 1200m 2-2 Katriffic (5) P Taylor 1 8-9 Terelle (3) R Doherty 2 7-7 Castel Benito (8) L McKay 3 Scratched: I’m Maveric, On Yer Feet. Also (in finishing order): 3-3 Wedgie, 9-8 La Vie Onze, 1-1 Captorg, 4-4 Fine Line, 5-5 Bokkie Bokkie, 6-6 Mary Burke, 10-10 Fine Silver. Hd, 3L, Sht nk. Time: 1:12.10. Win: $4.20. Places: $1.60, $5.10, $4.10. Quinella: $52.60. Trifecta: $604.60 (5,3,8). First4: $1650.70 (5,3,8,4). Sub: Captorg (1). Trainer: T & M Stokes, Rangiora. Breeding: 4 m Handsome Ransom (AUS)-Al Chante. RACE 2 - BARNESWOOD FARM MAIDEN, $7000, 1200m 2-3 Da Best Coup (10) J Bullard 1 5-6 D’Chaparral (11) R Hannam 2 7-7 Alfie River (4) P Taylor 3 Scratched: Warlock, Fair Spoken, Keltic Kitty,

Kinky Lola, Kings Pal. Also (finishing order): 1-1 Ladybird Blue, 9-9 Itswotido, 8-8 Gold ‘N Cash, 4-4 Sparks Fly, 3-2 Mary La Belle, 6-5 Dhaulagiri, 11-11 Peggy Sue, 10-12 Anabianca, 12-10 Strawberry Rose. 1L, 1/2L, 3/4L. Time: 1:13.11. Win: $5.00. Places: $2.10, $3.00, $3.40. Quinella: $24.80. Trifecta: $527.00 (10,11,4). First4: $2258.60 (10,11,4,8). Sub: Ladybird Blue (8). Trainer: Terri Rae, Riccarton. Breeding: 3 f Darci Brahma-Besty Coup. RACE 3 - BARNESWOOD FARM RATING 85, $8000, 1200m 1-1 Rewa (3) K Williams 1 6-4 Cangowest (5) R Hannam 2 5-6 Golden Globe (9) C Johnson 3 Scratched: So Elusive, Redfern. Also (in finishing order): 7-7 Miss El Bee Dee, 3-3 Bowling Boy, 4-5 Georgies Girl, 2-2 Moirai. Lg nk, 1L, Nk. Time: 1:11.52. Win: $2.60. Places: $1.10, $2.20, $2.60. Quinella: $11.20. Trifecta: $94.10 (3,5,9). First4: $407.50 (3,5,9,8). Double: $11.40

1-3 Mr Grizz (2) J Bullard 2 5-6 Hidden Identity (10) A McKay 3 Scratched: The Bird Of Prey. Also (in finishing order): 3-1 Mon Roi, 7-7 Ironworker, 2-2 Truth, 6-5 Chapelle D’Or, 12-11 Kings Pal, 11-13 Lone Wolf, 8-8 Pforperfect, 14-14 Sailing By, 10-10 I’lltelluwhatiwant, 9-9 Tandala, 13-12 Spinalin. 1-1/4L, Sht hd, 1/2 hd. Time: 1:27.21. Win: $5.20. Places: $2.00, $1.80, $3.50. Quinella: $9.70. Trifecta: $191.40 (4,2,10). First4: $683.90 (4,2,10,3). Double: $66.10 (5/4), $23.60 (5/2+). Sub: Mr Grizz (2). Trainer: Neill Ridley, Riccarton. Breeding: 3 g Ekraar (USA)-Harmonica. RACE 6 - BARNESWOOD FARM RATING 85, $8000, 1600m 1-1 Miss Maximuss (1) C Johnson 1 2-2 Big Energy (6) K Williams 2 4-4 King Prawn (4) P Taylor 3 All Started. Also): 3-3 Flying Alibi, 5-5 Stormy Rain, 6-7 Peyow Peyow, 7-6 Danish Ruler. Nse, 4L, 1-1/2L. Time: 1:39.22.

(10/3+), $12.90 (10/5). Treble: $98.00 (5/10/3+). Sub: Rewa (3). Trainer: Jan Hay, Ashburton. Breeding: 5 m Traditionally (USA)-Tralae (AUS). RACE 4 - BARNESWOOD FARM RATING 75, $8000, 1400m 7-5 Prince Ransom (5) B Pitman 1 6-7 Groover (1) S Wynne 2 1-1 Fragrant (3) C Johnson 3 Scratched: Black Berry Punch. Also (in finishing order): 9-8 Tricatchme, 4-4 Ashburn Lane, 8-9 Sorley Boy, 10-10 Margarets Own, 3-3 Mikabella, 11-11 Camo, 5-6 Our Jackman, 2-2 Make It Happen. Nk, 1-3/4L, Lg hd. Time: 1:26.12. Win: $12.00. Places: $3.60, $3.80, $1.20. Quinella: $71.20. Trifecta: $687.80 (5,1,3). First4: $2318.50 (5,1,3,10). Sub: Fragrant (3). Trainer: Michael Pitman, Riccarton. Breeding: 3 g Red Ransom (USA)-Formal Combat (AUS). RACE 5 - BARNESWOOD FARM MAIDEN, $7000, 1400m 4-4 Rockahoy (4) S Wynne 1

Win: $2.40. Places: $1.50, $2.00. Quinella: $5.00. Trifecta: $34.30 (1,6,4). First4: $68.00 (1,6,4,3). Sub: Miss Maximuss (1). Trainer: Michael Pitman, Riccarton. Breeding: 5 m Castledale (IRE)-Missprynt. RACE 7 - BARNESWOOD FARM RATING 65, $7000, 1600m 1-1 Esquina (5) K Williams 1 7-6 Flying Storm (1) K Wong 2 11-11 Saint Ryan (8) A Frye 3 Also (in finishing order): 3-3 Lincoln’s Girl, 10-10 La Musique, 5-5 Gervasio, 12-12 Jayar, 4-4 Hydraulic, 6-7 Ms Courtenay Place, 2-2 Sir Daniel, 9-8 Lezani, 8-9 Umshini Wami. 4L, Lg nk, 3/4L. Time: 1:39.35. Win: $2.40. Places: $1.10, $4.00, $6.10. Quinella: $15.80. Trifecta: $346.50 (5,1,8). First4: $2289.40 (5,1,8,10). Quaddie: $1084.70 (5/4/1+/5+). Place6: $85.90 (4, 10,11/3+,5,9/1,3+,5/2+,4,10/1+,6/1,5+,8). Double: $5.60 (1+/5+), $15.40 (1+/1). Treble: $34.00 (4/1+/5+). Sub: Esquina (5). Trainer: Jan Hay, Ashburton. Breeding: 4 m Darci Brahma-Encens (GB).

Taxmeifyoucan Gai Waterhouse targets Guineas pleads not guilty By Warwick Barr The race Greg Hickman has coveted more than any other for Taxmeifyoucan has probably arrived sooner than the trainer wanted. But Hickman is prepared to look past Taxmeifyoucan’s frailties to declare the promising galloper among the chances for the richest prize over the two-day Scone Cup carnival. Hickman paid $16,000 for Taxmeifyoucan at a 2012 yearling sale and he is chasing a $500,000 purse in the Inglis 3YO Guineas at Scone on Saturday. “It’s the race he’s been set Blake for all along but I still think the best of him is still 12 months away,” Hickman said. “He’s still immature and I keep telling everyone you will see a nice horse one day.” Hickman has devised a strategy to help Taxmeifyoucan peak for the race restricted to horses purchased through various Inglis yearling sales. “He’s been in work a long time but I’ve worked out at this stage of his career he’s probably best when kept a bit fresh,” the trainer said. “We did that for the Gosford Guin-

eas and he ran a better race there.” Glyn Schofield rode Taxmeifyoucan into third behind Ichihara in the Gosford Guineas but he has decided to ride last-start Warwick Farm winner Chewychop at Scone. But the gelding loses nothing in horsemanship with in-form jockey Blake Shinn booked for the ride. “Blake rode him in a track gallop the other morning and he was really happy with him,” Hickman said. Taxmeifyoucan won a city race last season but his five starts in 2013 have been a mixture of promise and disappointment for Hickman. “He’s been in and out a Shinn bit but looking at his overall record there’s plenty of good form around him. “I’m heading to Scone thinking that if everything turns out right he will be there with them again.” Epsom Handicap winner Fat Al heads the Scone Cup weights with 61kg, 3kg more than stablemate Somepin Anypin. The Chris Waller-trained Say No More, a two-time New Zealand Group One winner over 1600m, is the 59kg topweight for the $200,000 Dark Jewel Classic.  - AAP




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Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse faces two charges as a result of the scandal and inquiry into More Joyous’ race in the All Aged Stakes, held amid huge media interest in Sydney. Waterhouse was charged with a failure to report that More Joyous was under treatment and a failure to pass on records of treatment to stewards. She pleaded not guilty on both counts. The man who started it all, More Joyous owner John Singleton, was charged with displaying conduct prejudicial to the image or the conduct of racing and has pleaded guilty. He was fined A$15,000 ($18,000). Chief steward Ray Murrihy said this had been discounted from A$20,000, having taken into account Singleton’s “guilty plea, very good character in the racing industry and the many, many good things you do in racing”. Singleton’s charges stem from his behaviour just before his horse was due to race in the All Ages Stakes which he described as “inappropriate and regretful”. “I didn’t intend to have any cross words with Gai upstairs [in the Chairman’s Lounge] ... I should have stayed upstairs, kept it to myself, gone

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home and licked my wounds, and removed my horses [from Waterhouse] discreetly,” he said. Singleton publicly sacked Waterhouse as his trainer after the race in which the horse finished second last, saying that he had been told she could not win. The news came after it was revealed punter Eddie Hayson did not back the horse because he was told the mare had problems leading up to the race. Hayson named his two sources to stewards on camera, after earlier saying one of them had a “connection” to Waterhouse’s stable. He said that after talking to league legend Andrew Johns on April 26 he contacted his sources to find out what they knew. Johns told the inquiry he advised Hayson that bookmaker Tom Waterhouse, son of the trainer, had said he did not like More Joyous at Randwick the following day. Hayson denied any attempt to embarrass Tom Waterhouse because of previous legal dealings. The stewards said there was no evidence Tom Waterhouse received or passed on information from his mother. - AAP

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in 2010 was rated as the world’s second-best bowler, having been recalled to the squad after having recovered from the elbow injury that kept him out of the series in New Zealand over the summer. Hesson confirmed Southee would be fit to play. The 24-year-old injured a toe against the Lions and was rested from lunch on the third day. He went to London to see a specialist and receive some treatment but Hesson said it was very much a precautionary approach and Southee would play. Wagner is also fit after a toenail complaint, meaning New Zealand’s four frontline bowlers will all come into consideration for selection. The weather will also be a factor. The forecast isn’t promising, with rain or showers forecast for four of the five days along with cool conditions, and preparations will have been affected by frequent showers in London over the past few weeks. The Black Caps got a first look at the pitch yesterday when they trained at Lord’s but Hesson said it was too early to tell how it might play in the test. “It looks a good wicket with a good, even covering [of grass] but it’s still three days out so we are not getting too carried away,” he said. - APNZ

By Michael Brown New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson says they are now contemplating playing four seamers in the first test against England starting at Lord’s on Thursday night (NZT). It would be a departure from recent thinking. To this point, Hesson has always been keen on a balanced attack with three seamers and a specialist spinner. However, Bruce Martin’s struggles in the third test against England at Eden Park (0-130 off 65 overs) and again at Leicester in the final warmup against the England Lions (1-117 off 25 overs) might have altered that thinking. It would see both Neil Wagner and Doug Bracewell, who appeared to be battling it out for one spot, join Tim Southee and Trent Boult in the attack and leave batsman Kane Williamson as the only spin option. “Absolutely, that’s an option,” Hesson said. “We are not closed in our views in terms of who we play. “Whoever is left out, it’s going to be a tough decision but we have to pick the best side for the conditions.” England are expected to play a spinner with Graeme Swann, who

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Champs on the podium again By Myles Hume It was a case of history repeating yesterday at Ashburton College’s annual cross country race. Last year’s junior champions reached similar feats again this year with year 11 pupil Matthew Beveridge taking out his first appearance in the senior

boys’ race and Mikhayla-Rose Stroganov claiming her second junior girls’ title in as many years. Beveridge posted a time of 18 minutes and 27 seconds for the 5km race at the Tinwald Domain, crossing the line shortly before runner-up Edze Bierema and third place-getter Nick Ralston. Stroganov, in the junior girls’ 3km race, ran in a time of

12min 24secs, closely followed by Charlotte Waddell and Libby Ross, respectively. In the junior boys’ 3km event, Cameron Jopson won with a time of 10min 34secs, while in the senior girls’ 3km race Emma Waite finished with a time of 12min 30secs. College sport co-ordinator Trevor Cochrane said 162 pupils

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lined up for the non-compulsory event, and he was impressed with the high calibre of racing. “That then gives us the opportunity to pick a team for the Aoraki secondary schools’ cross country to be held in a few weeks’ time at Mount Hutt College,” he said. “We will look at the results then pick a team of 15 to 20 to take along.”

Question marks for Hansen over back three The All Blacks’ outside backs, rather than the midfield, are Steve Hansen’s biggest concerns heading into the June tests against France. Coach Hansen is confident veterans Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith will recover from their respective knee and head injuries, and Smith yesterday would have helped ease any lingering fears over his concussion when saying: “I’m feeling fine. I’ve felt surprisingly well since I took the knock.”

heading to Japan after the Super Rugby competition, was the only fit current All Black not named in the squad, apart from Richie McCaw. A more significant announcement will come on June 2 when the 30-player squad for the three France tests is named a week before the first test at Eden Park. In talking about his main area of concern, Hansen suggested Blues fullback Charles Piutau, another newcomer, could have a role to play. “It’s probably our back three,” said Hansen of his biggest worry. “With the likes of [Richard] Kahui

and [Cory] Jane both Wing Hosea Gear has being injured. We’ve 14 All Blacks caps, got one or two slots but was overtaken by Savea last year, which up for grabs there.” brings us to 21-yearIsrael Dagg will be fullback, with Ben old Piutau, the former Smith his back-up. sevens player shining in a resurgent Blues. However, if Smith is forced to join the midFrank Halai has field or is named on Newcomer Charles Piutau also come into the one wing, Hansen’s environment for the outside backs’ stocks begin to drop. first time after impressing this Julian Savea cemented himself season. The right wing scored a as a first-choice wing last year first-half hat-trick last weekend but has his own issues to deal against the Rebels and certainly with, both legal and domestic. has X-factor.

Hansen’s forwards appear more settled, although Steven Luatua has quite rightly forced his way in, and 22-year-old Dominic Bird is the third Crusaders lock in the squad after impressing during limited opportunities behind Sam Whitelock and Luke Romano. Notable omissions were Luke Braid, Matt Todd and Ardie Savea Hansen naming only one specialist No7 in Sam Cane. Crusaders No8 Luke Whitelock, a surprise addition to Hansen’s training group last year, also missed out. - APNZ

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Assuming the pair do recover, and Smith is targeting a return for the Hurricanes in a fortnight, Hansen said the midfield could be “very, very strong”. He has also named several exciting back-ups in his 38-man wider training squad for the two Mt Maunganui training camps to be held later this month. New to the midfield mix is Francis Saili from the Blues, with teammate Rene Ranger returning to the fold after his three tests in 2010. Highlander Tamati Ellison, with his team in South Africa and

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NZ Today


Fine, but areas of cloud developing about the coast towards evening. Winds mainly light, but northeasterlies developing about the coast in the afternoon.

Fine. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: NW 30 km/h.


Cloudy periods increasing from afternoon, rain about the divide at night. Wind at 1000m: NW developing. Wind at 2000m: N rising to 60 km/h.







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FRIDAY: Occasional rain developing. Dying northeasterlies.



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Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Fine, but cloudy evening. Northeast develops.

TOMORROW: Fine spells. Northeasterlies.



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Rise 7:42 am Set 5:16 pm


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