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Rural ACC costs escalating

Mid Canterbury farm accidents total $2.7m and rising BY MICHELLE NELSON MICHELLE.N@THEGUARDIAN.CO.NZ

The Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) has forked out more than $2,715,000 for agricultural accidents in Mid Canterbury in the past three years, and that figure is likely to rise. Statistics provided by ACC show the number of reported accidents on farms is up for the

third consecutive year. Last year ACC received claims for 970 accidents related to agricultural pursuits, up 47 on 2012, and 68 on 2011. This equates to a 7.5 per cent rise. Farm-related injuries incurred in 2013 have cost $720,000 to date, compared with $1,032,000 in 2012 and $963,209 the previous year. However, an ACC spokesper-

son said the figures related to the year the claim was made, therefore the costs for earlier years tended to be higher, because there has been more time for ongoing claims to accrue costs. Accordingly, the 2013 figure would undoubtedly be pushed up over time. Those in the 20-24 year age bracket were the most likely to be injured and again the num-

bers are increasing. Last year 145 claims were made by this group, up 19 on 2012 and 34 on 2011. Twenty-five to 30 year olds accounted for 124 claims last year, and 30 to 34 year olds, 106 claims. The most common claims were for soft tissue injuries, including sprains, strains and contusions, lacerations. Lacerations,

stings and puncture wounds were next on the list, followed by fractures and dislocations. Eye injuries, burns and injuries caused by corrosive materials were also common. The number of claims drops off considerably in the younger and older age groups.



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Police check out Bieber allegations

Los Angeles County Sheriffs leave The Oaks of Calabasas property (below), where the residence of the pop star, Justin Bieber was searched by police in Calabasas, California, yesterday. Detectives searched Bieber’s home looking for surveillance footage that might serve as evidence the pop star was involved in an egg-tossing vandalism case that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a neighbour’s home, an official said yesterday. Roughly a dozen investigators searched the home and arrested one member of the singer’s entourage on suspicion of cocaine possession. – AP



What a view! A fashion photographer is facing a lawsuit for taking pictures of a topless model on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. The owners of the New York City landmark filed a $1.1 million lawsuit against Allen Henson for photos he took in August. According to court papers filed this week, Henson didn’t apply for permission and never notified the building about his plans for the photo shoot. Building representatives called it objectionable and inappropriate because the observation deck is a family and tourist attraction. Henson says the view from atop the building is so breathtaking he didn’t think anyone noticed. – AP


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Sheen attacks ex-wife on Twitter US actor Charlie Sheen has called his ex-wife Denise Richards a “pig” on Twitter. The 48-year-old actor took to his Twitter account yesterday to diss Richards once again in an ongoing public family feud. This time he referred to the mother of his two small children as a barnyard animal. “Hey denise I own the farm. yet you are only pig in the pen to sling mud bile & sh*te every inch your evil cloven hoofs trample. c #Oink (sic),” he tweeted. According to Radar Online, Sheen wants Richards to move out of his neighbourhood because his new girlfriend, ex-porn star Bret Rossi, is reportedly jealous of his relationship with the actress. – CM


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Ciara shows off baby bump US singer Ciara is pregnant with her first child. The R&B singer showed her baby bump yesterday during an appearance on The View. Ciara is engaged to rappersinger-producer Future. A representative for the singer confirmed the pregnancy. The 28-year-old and 30-year-old Future have been dating for a year. A wedding date hasn’t been set. Ciara’s hits include Goodies, 1, 2 Step and Body Party. The Grammy winner released her self-titled fifth album last year. It features production work from Future, who has also worked with Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber. – AP


Kiwi kid catches 250kg fish An eight-year-old Northland boy has caught a monster marlin 10 times his own weight, missing out on a new world record by a mere 6kg. Hunter Scott, of Kerikeri, caught the 250.8kg black marlin near the Hole in the Rock on Saturday. It took the 25kg boy three-and-a-half hours to haul it in. “It felt good to get it to the boat. And I felt happy the fight was over and I didn’t give up ... in the last 15 minutes I felt like I was going to die,” he said. Hunter said he hooked the marlin himself and brought it in, with help only to gaff it and get it on the boat. His catch was a clear winner of the juniors’ tournament staged by the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club last weekend and contested by about 100 young anglers from Tutukaka north. It was his second marlin – the first was a 133.4kg striped marlin caught last year – and just 6kg off a world record in the small-fry class, he said. – AP

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Rising numbers of ACC claims in Mid Canterbury may be the result of an increasing rural workforce, Federated Farmers health and safety spokesperson Jeanette Maxwell says. “There are more and more people working in agriculture and the numbers are still climbing – the dairy sector in par-

ticular is employing a lot more people,” she said. By law farmers are required have health and safety plans in place. “Some businesses do it better than others; if you’re an owner operator its not going to happen, because there’s no need – but bigger businesses need to have systems in place for training and education.” Mrs Maxwell would like to

see more accountability where appropriate training had been given but employees failed to adhere to instruction. “If the employee has had proper training and that can be proved, there has to be some level of culpability,” she said. “People think it doesn’t matter because if they are injured they will get ACC to support them; but it does matter because the boss gets an ACC loading

because of it.” In terms of the age demographic, Mrs Maxwell was not surprised the 20 to 24 group topped the list. “It could be lack of experience, but it could also be attributed to the ‘I’m gung-ho and bulletproof factor’ with younger employees. The boss can insist on a staff member wearing a helmet, but can’t do much if they ride down the lane and take it off,” she said.

“Not all bosses are perfect, but some staff members can be challenging.” Mrs Maxwell said she had figures which showed an increase in farm accidents in the over-58 age bracket. “Its often a case of the mind is very willing but the body is less able – they have always been able to do the job, but are perhaps less agile than they used to be.”

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Matt Arnold had a frustrating morning yesterday trying to find out how he fared in his NCEA exams. While his peers were logging on and checking their results, Matt was frantically trying to remember his password. He tried and failed, tried and failed and finally found himself locked out of the New Zealand Qualifications Association (NZQA) website. His mum was so anxious she went for a walk while Matt worked through the process of securing a replacement password and finally at 11am finding that a year of hard work had earned him a raft of solid grades. “It was sort of what I expected; they were good results for what I’d prepared. I was surprised with some and sort of disappointed with a couple, but that’s the way it goes,” he said. Friend Ashley Parker wasn’t leaving anything to chance when it came to checking her results. She remembered her password and was out of bed at 6.30am. That didn’t guarantee

early results, however. “I tried to get on at 7am but I couldn’t then tried again at 7.30 and got on. My results mostly exceeded what I’d expected,” she said. Both are not ruling out asking for a review of their results when papers are returned to students later this month, hoping for an elusive excellent or two. When the tertiary year starts Matt will head to Otago University to begin his first year of study towards a Bachelor of Surveying. He knows he’s likely to be among more than 140 students who will be completing a first year of study hoping to make the cut next year to make the surveying course. Ashley is heading to Balclutha’s Telford Rural Polytechnic to complete a one year rural animal technician’s course. More than 143,000 secondary school students now have access to their end of year exam results, posted on the NZ Qualifications Authority website yesterday. Extra staff have been posted to the NZQA call centre, which is understood to be taking a huge number of calls.

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In brief Car part found

Aid arrival a heartening sight

A good Samaritan has handed in what’s believed to be a new car part to Ashburton Police. The car part – still in its plastic packaging – was found on Milton Road yesterday. Anyone who thinks they might know where the part came from, or who it belongs to, is asked to contact Ashburton Police.

Grass fire call The Hinds Volunteer Fire Brigade and Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade tanker were called to a grass fire on the Hinds-Arundel Road at 5pm last night.

Sticky end The northbound lanes of Auckland’s northwestern motorway were closed between the Te Atatu and Lincoln Rd off ramps after a truck carrying glue rolled yesterday. The truck rolled 1km after the Te Atatu exit. Police said the truck driver was “okay” and the glue was non-toxic. - APNZ

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a cousin and a niece in super storm Haiyan late last year. Residents in the worst-affected areas of the country still had a long way to go before fully recovering. The last shipment had arrived this month, and he was hoping to send another shipment in the future. “We wanted to let them feel there’s a Christmas for them, a New Year for them,” Mr Da-al said. He was grateful for the support from Mid Cantabrians for appeals held here, which were

Mid Canterbury’s Filipino community wants to say a big thank you to the many people in the district who contributed to its recent super storm appeal. United Filipinos in Mid Canterbury chairperson Jonathan Da-al said about $17,000 had been raised, enabling two shipments of food, clothing and building materials. Members of the community had lost relatives including

in addition to a nationwide Red Cross and other charity organisation appeals. Both the United Filipinos in Mid Canterbury and Filipino Dairy Workers of New Zealand were involved in the fundraising effort. “We just wanted to say thank you for all the support,” Mr Da-al said of the Mid Canterbury community. He also wanted to thank the fundraising project leader Fernando (Jun) Magdata. Initiatives had included a concert, establishment of a

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A prolific fraudster who poses as a fisherman is believed to be returning to Waikato. The man has more than 250 previous fraud convictions, Senior Sergeant Rupert Friend said. His normal pattern is to ask people for upfront payment for fish from his catch then never return. - APNZ

A child was run over by a car in a driveway near Matata yesterday, 24km northwest of Whakatane. The incident occurred at a property on Herepuru Rd, about 9.40am. - APNZ

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The driver who was killed in a three-car crash at Karaka, south of Auckland, this week had been seen driving erratically before drifting over the centre line and colliding with an oncoming vehicle, police say. A third car then collided with the Toyota Corolla vehicle that was driven by the 27-year-old man who was killed, Constable Bruce Wilson of the Serious Crash Unit said. The crash happened on State Highway 22 just before 3.30pm on Monday.

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An Ashburton Supergold Card supplier believes the district’s retailers are selling themselves short by not listing their business on the pensioner discount card website. While the website includes the names of 66 businesses in the Ashburton District offering discounts, Regent Cinema owner Donna Favel said she’s aware of many others who offer the discounts but who are not on the website. “Everyone is chasing the

silver dollar and this is free to list, so why wouldn’t you do it?” she said. Most businesses who have opted to be part of the scheme offer discounts ranging from 5 to 20 per cent. Others such as the Regent Cinema offer services at a set price – movie tickets for $10,

a 35 per cent discount or the Methven Shuttle deal of a $35 trip to Christchurch. By not listing on the Supergold Card website, Mrs Favel said businesses were not only missing opportunities for themselves, it meant cardholders could also be missing out on opportunities to save money. “People say you don’t get a lot for your gold card but you do, just take a look at the list.” Aware that many pensioners may not have computers, Mrs Favel has printouts of

the names of businesses listed on the Supergold website and has these available at the cinema. She wants to see other businesses do this and for the lists to also be made available from organisations who work with seniors. The card also offers significant discounts at the Ashburton Community Pool and for services provided by the Ashburton District Council. Nationally there are more than 5700 cardholders with more than 10,000 outlets part of the scheme.

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Steve Dore, Ross Heywaad and Craig Reynolds, for the Riverine Plains Group, walk through the FAR research trial plots near Chertsey. Photo Michelle NelsoN 150114-012

Learning the Kiwi farm way By MichEllE nElson

A group of Australians are in Mid Canterbury to learn how their Kiwi counterparts farm. After a hefty night at Methven’s Blue Pub, 20 visitors from the Riverine Plains Group turned out bright and early at the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) research trials site at Cherstey yesterday morning. The 300 members of the group farm on the borders of New South Wales and Victoria, from Nagambie in the south to Wagga Wagga in the north.

Riverine Plains Group executive officer Fiona Hart said the group formed in 1999 to fill a gap in state-funded research opportunities. “The NSW and Victorian departments of agriculture didn’t share information, and there were gaps in research important to farmers that the state governments weren’t covering,” she said. “We identified issues ourselves and began conducting research around production.” The group is funded by grants, membership fees and some corporate sponsorship. Research co-ordinator Al-

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lison Glover said this was the Riverine Plains Group’s first overseas trip, planned to look at the linkages with Australian research. Although the farming conditions between the two countries are vastly different, Ms Glover said the issues are similar – disease, water and increasing yields. FAR’s director of Arable Research Nick Poole, who has worked with the Australian group, conducted yesterday’s tour of crop trials at the research site, before the group visited Eric and Maxine Watson’s arable property in Wa-

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kanui. As the Riverine group also has members supplying fodder, a visit to a local dairy farm was also on the agenda, along with a tour of Craige and Ros Mackenzie’s farm at Methven. Today they will tour the Five Star feedlot at Wakanui, David and Hillary Ward’s farm to look at insect pest management techniques. Tomorrow the group will call in to a PGG Wrightson seed plant, before heading for Hanmer to soak in the hot pools, before travelling north to cross on the ferry and departing for home.


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Two years after the country’s give way rule was changed, some motorists are still confused and reverting to old habits, police say. Most drivers would be able to recall a near miss they’ve seen or been involved in on the roads and Ashburton Police sergeant Bryan Ennis was the same. Although police weren’t having to deal with a large number of accidents resulting from people failing to give way, Mr Ennis said while driving his own personal car he noticed people still seemed to be confused. And when they got confused they tended to revert to what they knew, and that was often the old rule, he said. New Zealand’s give way rule changed in March 2012, meaning motorists turning right at intersections had to give way to those turning left – the opposite of the old rule. While motorists adapted well to the change at the time, police warned the challenge may come down the track further. Mr Ennis said the biggest problem at local intersections was people failing to stop at stop signs or running red or orange lights, but failing to give way also caused problems for some motorists. An intersection controlled by a give way sign was the scene of one accident earlier this week, with two cars colliding after one failed to give way about 9am on Tuesday. It was one of two car crashes on Mid Canterbury’s roads on Tuesday. The other occurred on Thompsons Track about 8.30pm when a driver lost control and crashed. That driver will be charged with careless driving and driving while forbidden, police said.

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Port Hills Groper avoids jail sentence By Kurt Bayer A Middle Eastern refugee who grabbed, groped and licked female joggers on a popular running route in Christchurch has avoided jail and been granted permanent name suppression. The man, dubbed the ‘Port Hills Groper’, pleaded guilty last November to eight charges of indecent assault. He approached the women on the running and biking trails and touched seven on the breasts and one on the buttocks. The youngest was aged just 16. Most of the offences were in the second half of 2012, but one dates to 2010. When the 64-year-old appeared before Christchurch District Court for sentencing yesterday one of his targets read out her victim impact statement.

She said she was “frightened, humiliated and eventually angry” after the assault. The man walked up to her smiled, touched her breast and walked away. “I was so shocked he did that. I felt quite frightened for a long time afterwards.” She still walks in the area six times a week because she wouldn’t let him “spoil” her outings. “I have a right to do that without someone putting their hands on me.” Like the police, the woman argued the offender should be “named and shamed” because he was a “predator and not a frail old man”. Defence counsel Moana Cole told the court she didn’t think jail was appropriate because her client’s crimes were at the low end of the scale, he was a first-time offender and not offended since. His family had

put in place a “safety plan” to prevent further offending, and to “protect [the offender] as much as the wider community”. The offending was described by Judge Jane Farish as “opportunistic and brazen” but said the seriousness of the crimes did not warrant a jail term. She sentenced him to 300 hours of community work and 12 months’ supervision. Judge Farish also granted permanent name suppression on the grounds that his identification would have major repercussions for him and his family and place huge stresses on them. It would lead to the whole family to being “socially isolated” and “ostracised”, the judge said. The “misnomer of Port Hills Groper” had vilified him in relation to his offending. - APNZ


They’ll be low on formalities, with a dinner and dance planned with the event itself marked with a birthday cake. Zonta is an international service club with its origins in the United States. It began as a club for business women and its objective was advancing the status of women. It continues with this objective today and the Ashburton

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Celebrating 20th birthday Ashburton’s Zonta club is about to notch up a significant birthday – its 20th. The club held its first meeting with just 20 members but in the years since, membership generally has generally sat between 45 and 50, said Jo Veal. Mrs Veal was the club’s charter president and is tackling the task of organising the birthday celebrations.

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group focuses on women in developing countries. It also works to support women in the Ashburton community. All past members have been contacted and invited to attend the celebrations and up to 100 attendees are expected. The 20th anniversary celebrations will be held at the Hotel Ashburton on February 1.


Camping adventure kicks off with abseiling Twelve-year-old Zenath Wishart abseils down the Ashburton District Council building yesterday to get a five-day adventure for Ashburton’s Cactus kids under way. Cactus, a course which helps adolescent-aged children build confidence and physical fitness,

takes some of its students away each year at this time to celebrate success during the basic courses in the year that’s just been. After the abseiling challenge they headed to Chateris Bay to begin a four-night camping adventure.


Farm pond drowning sparks safety warning By Patrice Dougan Water safety warnings are being issued after a 2-year-old girl drowned on a Southland farm on Tuesday night. The toddler was discovered in a pond on the Otapiri property at 8.40pm, around two hours after she went missing. Police and volunteer firefighters fought to save the girl, attempting CPR, but she was unresponsive. It is understood the family have been offered support services from Victim Support and the Salvation Army. Chief fire officer with Browns Volunteer Fire Brigade, Ian Lindsay, said the death had come

as a shock to the tight-knit rural community. “Naturally they (the firefighters) were upset. Quite a few have young families themselves too and it makes everything pretty sombre,” he said. Mr Lindsay said it was rare for such incidents to occur in the area, and described it as “one of those sad, tragic things that happen”. Federated Farmers health and safety spokeswoman Jeanette Maxwell said water safety was an important issue for all families, not just on farms. “It doesn’t have to be very deep at all, water is always a hazard,” she said. Ms Maxwell said it was im-

portant for farmers to remember key safety advice, such as maintaining farm vehicles and ensuring they are “fed and watered”, well rested and take plenty of breaks to avoid simple mistakes and accidents. But she also warned that homes are just as full of potential risks for children as farms, and urged parents to keep their children safely in sight and contained in a safe play area while they’re out working on the farm. A total of six preschool-aged children (0-4) have drowned in ponds in New Zealand since 2009, Water Safety New Zealand said. Tuesday night’s incident was


Always empty and store paddling pools and water containers after use and ensure you have a fenced play area. Identify water hazards in and around your home and ensure your children can’t reach them. If you’re in a group of people, ensure you have an active supervision roster so you know

the first such drowning this year. The key safety message for parents and caregivers of the under 5s is to keep children within arm’s reach and in sight

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who is watching the children at all times. Make sure older children don’t have to take responsibility for younger children. Teach your children water safety behaviour from as soon as they are old enough to understand, things like: ‘Never go near the water unless you’re with a grown up’.

at all times, the organisation said. “It only takes 60 seconds and around 5cm of water for a child to drown,” Water Safety NZ said. - APNZ

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Broadband – making it fair From March this year, improved clarity on broadband plans will mean consumers can better compare offers from different internet companies and choose the best plan to suit their data use needs. Industry group the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum has come up with a code of practice for how information about broadband plans is disclosed to consumers, covering both ultra-fast broadband services and copper-line internet products. The code requires the forum’s members - which include CallPlus, Orcon, Snap, Telecom, Vodafone and Woosh - to provide broadband plan information in “a comparable and consistent format” so consumers can better gauge which internet package best suits their needs and budget. Why we need it The code was devised following a request from Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams, who said it would improve the

Consumers will be able to compare apples with apples on broadband plans for the first time later this year when new guidelines for internet companies are introduced. Lydia Anderson reports on how the changes will benefit consumers by helping them get the best value for internet service buck. transparency for broadband products in New Zealand. “As the Ultra-Fast Broadband network is rolled out around the country, consumers will need a clear foundation on which to consider and compare broadband offerings,” the minister says. “It is important that consumers are provided with accurate information about competing product offerings and are able to make informed choices.” Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) chief executive Paul Brislen says until now it has been easy for internet companies to mislead customers

about the effectiveness of their data plans. “In essence you’ve got a blank piece of paper and you can build any kind of service you want in telecommunications. “The product that I buy from a provider that’s listed as ‘blisteringly fast’ might not be faster than I buy from another provider which is described as ‘quick’.’’ People use the net in different ways, he says – a gamer will use more data than an elderly couple checking their emails. “But the [internet companies] are not the most forthcoming with anything they think customers might not like.

“One of the big problems we’ve always had is we’ve been told the internet is ‘one size fits all’ - clearly that’s not the case.’’ Internet package prices are also currently so varied there is no way to gauge an accurate price range, he says. How will it work? “When you’re looking at different products in the market, you’ll be able to see not only the price and how fast it goes ... and how much data comes with the plan, but you’ll be able to see whether it’s designed for web browsing versus downloading movies,” says Mr Brislen. “You can buy something that’s appropriate for you.” New summaries will be made available with broadband plans from March and will have information on cost, the contract term, data caps and any traffic management policies. The new approach will make it easier for customers to assess which plan is best for them and which plan provides the best value for money. - APNZ

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Kayaker named Police have released the name of the Gisborne man who is missing, believed drowned, after Monday night’s kayaking tragedy at Pouawa. He is 25-year-old Jesse Laki Tamatea, who was camping at the beach. Fellow campers in the Pouawa area have expressed shock and sadness at the tragedy, as well as praising the efforts of a man who went to assist. - APNZ

Shrek unveiling delay It could be up to a year before the mounted remains of hermit sheep Shrek are unveiled at Te Papa, despite the famed merino having been at the Wellington museum for almost a year already. A mounted Shrek arrived at Te Papa in April 2013, but curators will still not provide a date for his public unveiling or any details about the Shrek exhibition. - APNZ

Small quake hits Chch Christchurch was shaken by a small earthquake yesterday morning. The quake, measuring 3 on the Richter scale, hit at 6.37am. It was centred 10 kilometres east of the city at a depth of 6 kilometres. - APNZ

Home invasion A Tauranga detective sickened by an attack on an elderly woman is calling for help from the public. A man broke into a home in Greerton between 11.30pm on Saturday, January 11, and 1am the next day. Detective Sergeant Robert Lemoto said the man broke into the 84-year-old’s home while she was awake and confronted her before running away. The victim received minor injuries but did not require any medical attention. Mr Lemoto called on anyone with information to come forward. “If it was your grandmother or mother, you would want her to have some closure in knowing the offender was no longer at large and that he had been held to account.” - APNZ

CYF investigate video Child Youth and Family is investigating a video in which a 6-year-old boy appears to be drinking from a beer bottle as part of a Neknominate dare. The video of the boy, posted on Instagram, shows him sculling a drink from a Heineken bottle. A relative of the boy told One News the contents of the bottle was actually fizzy juice and that the clip was a “pisstake” of the Neknominate social media craze; in which people are nominated to scull an alcohol drink before daring someone else to do the same. - APNZ

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Slumps and bumps receive a makeover The humps and bumps that have marked the State Highway One-Havelock Street intersection are about to be smoothed out. On Monday the New Zealand Transport Agency start-

ed work on several patches of slumped roadway around the intersection and this is likely to continue for the week in preparation for asphalt overlay work by Fulton Hogan that is scheduled to take place on Sunday.

For most of this week, at various times, the road will be reduced to one lane. While Fulton Hogan’s machinery is in town, Ashburton District Council contracts manager Brian Fauth said he

plans to have reseal work completed at the Kermode-Dobson west intersection, on an area in front of Couplands on East Street and another strip at the Bremners and Malcolm McDowell Road intersection.

A 72-year-old man has been charged with reckless driving causing death after a 4-year-old boy was killed by a lawnmower in Hastings last October. Uetaha Dahtanian Ransfield-Wanoay, described by his family as “clever” and “bubbly”, was playing at Kirkpatrick Park in Camberley when the accident happened. At the time police said they understood the boy had been playing with older cousins when he was hit by a tractor towing a rotary mower. The man will appear in Hastings District Court on February 12. - APNZ

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Christchurch renters pay more By Teuila FuaTai Auckland’s rental market remains steady, but high demand in Christchurch has residents battling expensive rents and asking prices, a new property report shows. Trade Me’s quarterly rental property report, released yesterday, showed renters in Canterbury paid the most, on average, in the final three months of last year. At $535, Canterbury’s average rent was nearly $40 more than the average rent in Auckland, with Trade Me attributing the high price to the demand for short-term rentals in the region. The company’s acting head of property, Jimmy McGee, pinpointed the Christchurch rebuild as a major driver behind the region’s high rental figures. “There were nearly 1000 more listings on Trade Me Property in Canterbury in the final quarter of 2013 than a year ago. “The rebuild phenomenon continues to drive listings growth and rent increases in the city,” Mr McGee said. “We’re still seeing a significant proportion of short-term, high-rent listings driving the market as displaced home owners move out for insurance re-

pairs.” Despite this, Auckland had the highest median rent for the three-month period - $480. Mr McGee described the city’s rental market as “steady” compared to other major metropolitan areas, with figures showing the number of available listings in the three months to December 31 to be slightly lower than the same period in the previous year. In keeping with this, the average rent and number of tenant enquiries had increased by similar percentage amounts between the two three-month periods, he said. A breakdown by suburb showed Mt Roskill had experienced the most growth in the city in the final three months of last year, with listings up 31 per cent for the period. There was a corresponding decline in the average level of enquiries per listing for the suburb of 20 per cent for the three months. Mt Roskill also remained one of the top five areas in the final months of last year, alongside the city centre, Mt Eden, Remuera and Epsom. Meanwhile, the rental market in Wellington saw the biggest overall decline in supply between the end of last year and the previous year.

“We saw a dip in properties for rent in Wellington, primarily driven by a softer apartment rental market,” Mr McGee said. Several new apartment complexes required tenants in the final three months of 2012, however it was a lot “quieter” for the same three months last year, he said. - APNZ

Rental average and medians, October to December, 2013 Auckland Wellington Canterbury

Average rental price 2013 $497 $470 $535

Median asking price 2013 $480 $402 $453 Source: Trade Me


Community in shock following teen’s death The South Otago community is in shock following the death of a 13-year-old Balclutha girl after a boat capsized in rough weather conditions at Surat Bay near Owaka yesterday afternoon. The girl was onboard with her father, a 48-year-old Balclutha man, and a 13-year-old male

friend. The trio, believed to be on a fishing trip, headed towards Surat Bay east of Owaka early yesterday afternoon in a 3.66m aluminium boat. Police said that about 300m from the shore, the boat’s engine started to fail and cut out. The boat was swamped before it capsized about 1.30pm.

Acting Sergeant Steve Griffiths of Balclutha police said the man and the teenage boy made it to shore but the teenage girl had been reported as missing. All three were wearing lifejackets, he said. The Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter was deployed to

help search for the girl, who was found on shore about half an hour later. Mr Griffiths said CPR was carried out but the girl was unable to be revived. It was windy at the time, and conditions were described by people at the scene as rough. A small crowd of holiday-

makers and locals watched the rescue operation from the beach and the nearby settlement of Newhaven. Mr Griffiths thanked those who helped at the scene. Police did not expect to release the girl’s name until today at the earliest. - APNZ




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Baby’s death ‘terrible tragedy’ The family of a 3-month-old boy who died after suffering injuries at his Southland home are finding it difficult to cope with the “terrible tragedy”, police say. The boy died in Auckland’s Starship Hospital early yesterday after being transferred from Southland Hospital in a critical condition Tuesday. Police said the baby suffered

serious injuries in a reported fall at his home in Riverton. A post-mortem examination was carried out yesterday. Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Bowman said the police investigation was continuing with a “two-pronged approach” - on behalf of the coroner and to determine any criminal culpability.

How the baby fell, and what injuries he suffered, formed part of the police investigation. “A post-mortem is being completed today and this will assist us in building a picture of what has occurred,” Mr Bowman said. Police extended their sympathy to the boy’s family. “This is clearly a terrible tragedy and a very difficult time for

them.” Six police staff and a team from Environmental Science and Research (ESR) team were continuing a forensic examination at the boy’s home. Emergency services were called to the house at 7.35pm on Monday after reports that the boy had suffered serious injuries and was unresponsive. - APNZ


Author needs your help to finish book By SuSan SandyS

Calling all amateur writers ... children’s illustrator David Elliot needs you. The Ashburton-born author needs help finishing his story Geoffrey and the Wall of Thunder, and the Ashburton Art Gallery is helping him out by running a competition. His exhibition under way at the gallery, called Henry’s Map, includes drawings from two preparatory books. One of them is Geoffrey and the Wall of Thunder. Gallery public programmes co-ordinator Simone Barnsdale

has extended an invitation to people of all ages to visit the gallery up to the competition deadline of February 2. “The gallery would like to challenge the general public to use their imagination and finish David’s uncompleted story,” Ms Barnsdale said. “David’s work has such a wide appeal, it’s quite cool that all ages can enter instead of limiting it to children.” Mr Elliot would judge the competition and the winner would receive an “awesome” David Elliot book pack. “Here is your chance to show David how talented you are,” she said.

Children’s author and illustrator David Elliot is seeking help from writers to finish one of his stories. Photo suPPlied


Stranded whales staying in shallow water By Brendan Manning A small pod of pilot whales which beached on Farewell Spit on Tuesday have yet to swim out to deeper seas after being refloated yesterday. Eight whales were refloated at high tide shortly after 10am yesterday after a group of 13 became stranded on the Golden Bay site on Tuesday. The other five died on Tuesday night and early yesterday. A total of 35 Department of Conservation (DoC) workers and Project Johan volunteers assisted with the re-float effort. DoC Takaka conservation services manager John Mason said low tide was at 4.30pm yesterday and around that time the eight whales were still swimming in shallow water. “They got out of the intertidal area, but unfortunately they’re swimming parallel to the shore. “We’re out there at the moment trying to keep them off the shore.” The whales were sticking together, Mr Mason said.

Some members of the team attempting to refloat the whales yesterday morning. Photo Project jonah

“We’ll staying watching them for the evening and then we’ll stop that at dark and go out tomorrow morning and see what we find. “From the way they’re behaving at the moment it would not be surprising if they [re] stranded overnight.” The whales weren’t showing

any signs of heading further out to sea, he said. The five whales which died would be moved above the high tide mark today, where they would be left to naturally decompose, Mr Mason said. Manawhenua ki Mohua, an umbrella organisation which represents the three local iwi,

Ngati Tama, Te Atiawa and Ngati Rarua, performed a karakia for the dead whales yesterday afternoon, he said. It was estimated nearly 70 whales made their way to the south end of the spit on Tuesday. Although 13 were stranded, 55 managed to make their way into deeper water. - APNZ

Measles health alert By Teuila FuaTai A 7-month-old child who was too young to be fully immunised against the measles was infectious when it travelled with its family on a Singapore Airlines flight, prompting a health alert. The baby’s family had been in the Philippines for six weeks, and had flown home to Auckland via Singapore late on Sunday. The Regional Public Health Service issued an alert for the disease, after the baby was confirmed to have had the disease and infectious while on the 10hour flight. The family, who were travelling on Singapore Airlines flight SQ281, arrived in Auckland at 11.45pm. Medical Officer of Health Dr Richard Hoskins said the baby was quite sick by the time the family arrived in Auckland. “We know from our discussions with the family, and from what they did that the baby was quite sick on the Saturday and the Sunday when they travelled, and certainly on the Monday when they got back.” It was taken to an urgent medical centre twice on Monday, and was also treated at the Waitakere Hospital emergency department, he said. All family members had since been tested for measles, and members of the household suspected of being at risk of contracting the disease were in isolation, he said. Waitemata District Health Board yesterday confirmed the baby had been discharged in a stable condition. Dr Hoskins said it was possible several other passengers on the Singapore Airlines flight could come down with the disease. “We think there were about 250 people on the flight, but we’re actually working through that information now.” According to the New Zealand immunisation schedule, the first vaccination injection for measles, mumps and rubella is given at 15 months old. The second one is given at age 4. Singapore Airlines marketing manager Murray Wild said dealing with cases of communicable diseases in travellers was not uncommon for airlines. “What we do is assist with the health service to identify the passengers seated in proximity or close proximity to the infected passengers.” None of the cabin crew working on the flight had fallen ill because it was a requirement for them to be vaccinated, he said. - APNZ

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Protecting jobs versus frugality Coen Lammers EDITOR


he ferry contract for Tokelau has put the Government between a rock and a hard place. It also has crystalised one of the key differences between our biggest parties heading into this year’s election. The Government this week awarded the contract to build the ferry to a company in Bangladesh for $8 million, instead of a Nelson company, who offered to do the job for around $14m. The Labour Party and unions on one hand believe the Government should have protected 127 jobs in Nelson, but Prime Minister John Key and his cabinet refuse to subsidise those jobs to the tune of an additional $6 million. The debate around job protection is important and complex. Unions and, in this case, the boat builders argue that the Nelson workers would have put $9m of the $14 million back into the local economy, which would resulted in a better return for the New Zealand taxpayer. Minister for Economic Development Stephen Joyce this week said the gap was too big to ignore and it is not the first time he has played hardball with local jobs and local communities. Over the past year thousands of manufacturing jobs have been lost because companies have shut down or moved their production offshore, causing a ripple effect in places like Dunedin, Kawarau and now Nelson. Philosophically, many people understand the Government does not want to prop up all industries that struggle to compete. However, it seems difficult to explain to boat builders in Nelson why the Government makes an exception for selected areas like the movie industry. One commentator pointed out the irony of a Government investing millions in the America’s Cup to promote the New Zealand boat building industry, but not investing in the industry itself. It is impossible for the taxpayer to fund every business battling foreign competition, so each Government is left with tough choices. Labour has vowed to keep more jobs in New Zealand, but there will be a cost to the taxpayer. The National Party clearly prefers to let market forces take its course and keep the hands tightly on the purse strings.

Change positive for Canty’s working landscape


ver the holidays I read with interest Martyn van Beynen’s Christchurch Press opinion piece, “Do dairy farmers actually farm?” While I am not a dairy farmer I do know quite a few who are and I can promise you, they do farm. In reading his piece, Monty Python’s Four Yorkshiremen skit came to mind. The one where wealthy old men reminisce about how tough their childhoods were. One says, “But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor,” right before they outdo each other with ever more outlandish tales of woe. The satire concludes, “And you try and tell the young people of today that ... they won’t believe you”. It’s a poke at those who hark back to some golden past. I would have thought our Farmy Army proved to plenty of people that farmers, dairy included, showed skill in handling heavy equipment right through to swinging a spade. Being an intensive sheep and beef farmer I use modern irrigation technology. Looking at the care we take over water efficiency and its quality today, there is no such thing as the ‘good old days’. This is the problem about pigeon-holing modern farming in policy, out of some misguided perception of what we do, or even, nostalgia. Canterbury farming is alive on our ever-changing landscape. It is not like Europe, where some farmers clamour for assistance to farm like some idealised Disney reproduction

Pondering on the question, do dairy farmers actually farm? Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury provincial president Chris Allen is quick to assure us that yes, they certainly do and thankfully, nothing stays the same. of ‘Ye olden days’. Anyone who farms near a braided river knows its course will change season to season and that’s a metaphor for farming. Our occupation combines the skills of businessperson, agronomist, soil scientist, veterinarian, computer scientist, sports coach, outdoorsman and these days, farm nitrate quantity assessor. That our landscape is ever changing is no bad thing either. I wasn’t born in Mid Canterbury, but had my summer holidays here and the past I choose to remember is of hot nor’westers and parched land that contrasted with the spots of irrigated green. The old hands tell me there used to be swirling clouds of dust that removed top soil from farms. I don’t imagine that was particularly good for anyone’s lungs. Fortunately, nothing stays the same and as time moves on so does economics. If we only do as we’ve always done then we would be out of business, but as farming progresses so do our rural support towns. For communities like Ashburton this changing landscape has brought young people back. One person has described Ashburton as the South Island’s Perth. The Census tells us the district is growing rurally and sports clubs and schools alike

are swelling. This virtuous cycle has even helped to grow our local newspaper, the Ashburton Guardian. It is also great to have other exporters taking full advantage of Canterbury’s location and environment. We’ve got a great tourism industry and do not underestimate the value of our farming landscapes in this regard. We’ve also got alpine winter sports, fishing, high-tech and specialist manufacturing too. Our diversified economy includes agricultural support industries and all feed off one another. In our case, quite literally. As we enter 2014, the weather continues to shape our farming lives, as it did last year and the years before that. The constant is water. While the summer weather has been a dampener to those in tents, it has been a boon to those of us who grow grass. So big ticks from dairying, sheep and beef. Yet proving one man’s treasure is another’s trash, the rain has been a pain in the proverbial for our grain and seed colleagues. Our Mid Canterbury Grain and Seed chair, David Clark, colourfully told Radio NZ it had the bees tucked up in their hives watching TV instead of pollinating. This matters because our herbage

seeds industry is the world’s primary producer of carrot and clover seeds among others. Another example of Kiwi global leadership. Last year’s North Island drought also rams home how bad things are when it does not rain. Water is the lifeblood of everything we do on-farm and it is vital to sheep, beef, arable and horticulture too. I doubt many Christchurch café patrons would accept waiting until it rained before they could order a long black, but that’s our reality in this changing climate without storing rainwater. We accept the need to safeguard water quality, but to ensure there’s more than one-dimension to farming here, the policy settings must provide us all with a viable future. Farmers have faced off curve balls sent by both nature and man. We look back for lessons of the past as we look to the future for science to solve some of the complex issues we now face. Looking at our current challenges involving water they are a work in progress, but we are neither the only cause nor are we the only solution. Our view of Canterbury’s working landscape reflects the pulse and shape of many changing forces. Let’s embrace what is good and work as Cantabrians to solve what isn’t.

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In the first of a two-part series Gareth Morgan and Geoff Simmons warn of private profit at a public cost.


Dairy doing ‘dirty’ on our environment


ur rivers are stuffed, and getting worse. The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report on water quality released late last year fingered the steady expansion of dairying as the culprit. The commissioner covered the environmental issues in her report, but not the economic ones. In our view this scandal is New Zealand’s version of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), where profits of a few are leaving debts for generations to bear. Let’s be clear up front; we aren’t blaming the farmers. Like the bankers in the GFC they are just responding to the incentives the market presents them. And nowadays most farmers try to contain the environmental damage, many taking more remedial steps than they are required to. But just like the GFC, this is a massive failure of the regulatory regime. While rules around dairy conversions and intensification are emerging, they are simply inadequate to offset the rising environmental damage – unfortunately way too little and way too late to avert a crisis. Our lax taxation of the income earned on capital – a benefit that all landowners enjoy – also inflates the after-tax return to farming. The gap between what farmers actually earn and what they would if they paid their fair share of tax and paid for the environmental damage they cause, has become so large that the costs of cure are forbidding. his is a complex issue, so we need to break it into bite-sized chunks. This first article will explain the concepts and set out the basic problem. The second piece will set out the good stuff farmers are already doing, and what needs to happen if we are serious about tackling this crisis,


saving our rivers and averting mass contamination of ground water that threatens public health. It all starts with cow pee. Sure fertiliser can be a problem if applied excessively or at the wrong times, but in the main it’s not the culprit. Rather it is cow pee – a simple urine splash from a cow is a massive concentration of nitrogen, equivalent to 1000kg of nitrogen per hectare. This is too much for pasture plants to take up by far. Given dairy cows pee a lot and over time the nitrogen seeps down through the soil to find its way into rivers and groundwater, the consequence from higher stocking rates are obvious. ike any nutrient, too much nitrogen in a river, lake or groundwater encourages algae to bloom. When all that algae dies and rots it sucks oxygen out of the water, rendering it unfit for life. This is how our rivers and lakes are dying. We have what economists call an “externality” - where the actions of a producer create costs they don’t pay for but leave others to pick up the tab. Until those costs are sheeted back fully to producers, in this case the farmers, their personal profits will be inflated at society’s cost. And of course the higher the profits, the more new dairy farms get set up, making the problem worse. A circuit-breaker is needed. It gets worse – as intensification increases farmers are removing more and more water from the rivers, which concentrates the nutrient leeching even more. Some naively take the view that every drop of water that makes it to the sea is a waste, ignorantly overlooking the benefits that rivers give to us and their unique contribution to our environment – places for fishing, kayaking,


swimming and a haven for rare plants and animals. Politicians assure us that our rivers are a common resource, one that we all own. While Maori would argue the toss, we won’t get into treaty issues here but, regardless, farmers don’t own the rivers. So why are they able to deplete and contaminate at will? Yes they require a permit but that gives them a permanent right to freely use (and abuse) what is a common resource. They pay for the irrigation schemes but they don’t pay for the water itself – they should, just as they should pay for the nutrient leeching. The Commissioner for the Environment’s report showed that more conversions is the main problem facing our rivers - far outweighing any benefits coming from farmers’ remedial efforts such as riparian management, effluent management, nutrient management, and water use management. Despite all this, the problem is getting worse. About 283,700ha of land were converted to dairy between 1996 and 2008, an increase of 23 per cent. It projects that by 2020 another 370, 300ha will be added to the dairy estate, another 25 per cent increase. Canterbury has had the highest conversion rate with 122,500ha, an increase of 170 per cent, with another 100,000ha likely to convert to dairying between 2008 and 2020. his rate of conversion will continue to have a telling impact on our waterways. Based on the projections above, nitrogen loads in New Zealand rivers would increase by 6 per cent by 2020. Canterbury alone has already seen a 27 per cent increase in nitrogen loads between 1996 to 2008, and given the conversion rates above will see a further 15


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per cent rise by 2020. Many of our rivers are already unsafe for swimming in. As always it comes down to economics and the profit motive. The high price for milk drives the strong incentive for more farmers to convert to dairy. It’s not just the free rider profits emanating from lax environmental protection, there exist tax loopholes that advantage investors in capital and amplify the effective subsidy from other New Zealanders to dairying. Dairy farms are hugely capitalintensive businesses and becoming more so as the price of land is driven ever higher. The financial incentives are strong – converting land to dairy leads to a huge increase in the land price. Many sheep and beef farmers have sold or converted to cash in on this bonanza, capitalising the public subsidy to dairying as they exit. Thanks very much. he test of whether market protection is being afforded is very simple. After taking full account of all costs does the income yield on the asset provide an adequate return for risk? In the case of farming generally the answer is no, the income yields are derisory, it’s all about farming for the tax-free capital return. And when the milk prices rise fast enough to boost the income yield, not long afterwards farm prices rise to get rid of any income yield margin. And we wonder whether the agricultural sector is overinvested on-farm? The GFC analogy of private profit at public cost is more and more the story of New Zealand dairy farming.


Gareth Morgan and Geoff Simmons research and write at the Morgan Foundation. Their second article on dairying appears tomorrow.

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Harris to contest charges By Liam FitzGiBBon Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has formally pleaded not guilty to 12 historic sex offences during an appearance in a London court. Harris was accompanied by a small gathering of family and friends at yesterday’s plea and case management at Southwark Crown Court. The 83-year-old, appearing relaxed and in better health than his last court appearance in September, answered with a loud and clear “not guilty” as each of the indecent assault charges was read to him in the packed courtroom. Harris is accused of carrying out sex attacks against four alleged victims over an 18-year period between 1968 and 1986.


Rolf Harris

The artist, musician and television presenter is also charged with making four indecent images of a child in 2012 but he

is yet to be arraigned on those charges. His trial is scheduled to begin on April 30. Harris arrived at the court along with a support group that included his elderly wife Alwen, whom he pushed in a wheelchair, and his 49-year-old daughter Bindi. He hummed a tune to himself as he arrived at the court and sat still in the dock during the hearing, which lasted more than an hour, speaking only briefly to confirm his name and enter his pleas. The charges heard by the court included allegations Harris digitally penetrated, performed oral sex, or inappropriately touched the girls. He is accused of six offences of indecent assault against a

girl aged 15 in 1980-81 and a further alleged assault when she was 19. Harris also faces three indecent assault charges against a girl aged 14 in 1986, another charge against a girl aged seven or eight in 1968 or 1969 and one against a girl aged 14 in 1975-76. Yesterday was Harris’ first appearance in court since a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in September, when he looked frail and confused at times. He is expected to attend at least two more hearings before his trial is scheduled to begin. Harris was remanded on bail by Justice Nigel Sweeney on the condition he does not contact witnesses and lives only at his home address. - AAP


Soap star Roache in rape trial British television actor William Roache, the world’s longest-serving soap opera star, has gone on trial facing counts of rape and sexual assault on young girls. Roache, 81, who has played Ken Barlow in Coronation Street since the first episode in 1960, used his fame to carry out the assaults and silence his victims, the prosecution alleged. Roache denies five counts of indecent assault and two counts of rape involving five girls aged between 11 or 12 and 16. The offences are said to have occurred between 1965 and 1971. Prosecutor Anne White opened the case against him at Preston Crown Court in northwest England. She said the jury members were “bound to know” the defendant was a household name. “You may well conclude by the end of this trial that William Roache’s fame and popularity provided not only the opportunity for his offending but that it is one of the predominant reasons for his victims’ decades of silence,” she told them. Two of the alleged victims are sisters, but otherwise women who do not know each other were complaining about his behaviour from the same time period, she said. - AFP

In brief 17 dead in blast At least 17 people were killed when an explosion ripped through a busy market in a mostly Muslim city in northeast Nigeria on a public holiday marking the birth of the Prophet Mohammed. “From our preliminary reports, we have 17 dead and at least five injured from the blast in the post office area” in Maiduguri, the police chief for Borno state, Lawan Tanko, said yesterday. Tanko warned that toll could rise as casualties were taken from the bustling market to medical centres for treatment. - AFP

Woman gang-raped A Danish woman has been gangraped in New Delhi after getting lost and asking a group of men for directions. The case is the latest in a string of high-profile sex assaults against women in the country. The 51-year-old woman was attacked yesterday at knife-point by the group of more than six men after losing her way to her hotel in a popular backpacker area of the Indian capital, according to local media reports. “She lost her way when this incident happened. Currently, the concerned police team has identified suspects and is interrogating them,” Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said. - AFP

Swine flu kills two Two men have died of swine flu in northern Spain, where an outbreak of the H1N1 virus has left over 40 people in hospital. Laboratory tests confirmed that the virus killed a 62-year-old man, who died at the weekend in a hospital in Cantabria, the regional government said. A 76-year-old victim, who had been suffering from other unspecified diseases, died at a hospital in Zaragoza in the region of Aragon where he was being treated for the H1N1 virus, a government spokeswoman for the region said. Another 43 people who have tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus are receiving treatment in hospitals in Aragon, including 18 who are in intensive care, she added. - AFP

Body in Cairns CBD Thirteen-year-old Kimberly Macias cries as she sees schoolmates at a vigil for the victims, in Roswell, New Mexico. ap photo

Boy 12 shoots two in US school A 12-year-old US boy has opened fire on two fellow students at a middle school in Roswell, New Mexico. The boy entered the gymnasium at Berrendo Middle School around 7.30am yesterday and began shooting before being arrested. “At this time, we can confirm that two students were injured, a boy and a girl, as well as a school staff member,” New Mexico governor Susana Martinez said. “One male victim, 12 years old, is currently in critical condition and is in Lubbock hospital. One female victim, who is 13 years of age, is in

serious condition.” Martinez said the school employee quickly stopped the shooter when he “walked right up to him (the gunman) and asked him to set down the firearm, which he did. “He was also assisted by a state police lieutenant who was dropping off his own child,” she added. Eyewitnesses at Berrendo Middle School said they saw the male student shoot a boy in the face, the Albuquerque Journal reported. The victim’s age was unclear and his name had not yet been released. A 13-year-old girl, Kendal Sanders, was shot in the

arm, family members told the newspaper. Both victims were airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, a spokesman for UMC Health System said. The boy was in critical condition, and Sanders’ condition had been upgraded to serious. New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said the shooter was taken into custody by a state police lieutenant who was dropping his child off at school. Police believed the 12-yearold acted alone, Kassetas said, adding that police had not yet uncovered a motive for the attack. - DPA/AFP

Police say there’s nothing suspicious about the death of a man whose severely decomposed body went undiscovered for days in the heart of Cairns. A woman crossing a street found the man’s body in bushes on a traffic island on Tuesday. Officers say it had been there for several days. Police yesterday said the death was not suspicious. - AAP

Injured by elephant A woman was injured when an angry elephant flipped over her car in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Sarah Brooks, who’s a teacher at a school in the east of England, is thought to have been gored in the leg by the elephant’s tusk as it attacked the car. Video footage has emerged on YouTube of the incident after it was filmed by passengers in a car behind Brooks at the national park on December 30. It shows the animal walking in front of the car before turning to face it, walking around to the side of the car, then flipping it over. - PA


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Xero appoints Chorus GM as chief By Suze Metherell

sales have been in Auckland and we already have a big team up there, but the global head office will remain in Wellington,” chief executive Rod Drury told BusinessDesk. “We thought it was time to establish the role in New Zealand - it’s the same corporate structure we have everywhere else.” Last November Xero decided to find a new local boss as founder and group CEO Drury spent more time overseas to help the software developer’s drive into the US market. “Our vision is to make New

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able business going forward,” Postie Plus CEO Richard Binns told BusinessDesk. He declined to give details of his company’s plans to use the freed up space in its stores. Warehouse will pick up six Schooltex support office and regional staff at the end of Febru-

ary. Schooltex supplies uniforms and sportswear to more than 1100 schools. Postie Plus stock last traded at 10 cents. Warehouse last traded at $3.66 and has gained 19 per cent in the past year. - BusinessDesk


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Warehouse Group buys SchoolTex from Postie Plus Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest listed retailer, has agreed to buy SchoolTex from Postie Plus Group for $9 million, adding the nation’s biggest supplier of school uniforms to its department stores. “We see the SchoolTex uniform brand complementing The Warehouse’s existing school apparel and back to school product range,” chief executive Mark Powell said in a statement. Postie Plus shares have shed 57 per cent in the past 12 months and the clothing retailer posted a $13.2 million loss in its latest year after writing down the value of stock by $4 million. Sales and margins were also hurt after it outsourced its distribution centre, which got overwhelmed by the transfer of inventory arriving at the same time as new seasonal stock. The deal will allow Postie Plus to reduce debt to $12.2 million from $21.1 million, giving the retailer more flexibility to invest in its clothing, health and beauty product ranges and complementary products. It will also free up floor space for new products, it said. The reduction in debt “is certainly more manageable and puts the business on a more sustain-

Zealand an international case study for electronic business,” Drury said. Xero has recruited over 90 new staff members in the past three months, and now employs more than 600 staff. The shares rose 0.5 per cent to $40.20 in trading yesterday, adding to this year’s 24 per cent gain. Shares in Chorus rose 0.7 per cent to $1.52. The stock more than halved last year as Chorus faced the threat of regulated prices trimming its revenue stream. - BusinessDesk


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Xero has appointed Chorus marketing and sales general manager Victoria Crone to head its local operation as the cloudbased accounting software maker continues its drive to grab customers. Crone will join Xero’s Auckland office in April this year as New Zealand managing director, joining the Wellingtonbased accounting software maker after 18 years with Telecom and Chorus. She previously managed Tel-

ecom’s sales strategy and operations for its retail arm, and developed Telecom’s approach to future services and products. Xero is forgoing short-term profits as it chases one million customers worldwide, crossing the 200,000 mark at the end of last September. Its New Zealand unit still dominates, with 85,500 local customers as at September 30, about 40 per cent of its client base. That’s down from 51 per cent a year earlier, when it had 57,300 New Zealand customers. “Most of our New Zealand

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

FAR warns of glyphosate By SuSan SandyS

Mid Canterbury farmers are being urged to show caution with glyphosate use as alarm bells ring over resistance to the herbicide developing in New Zealand. The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) chief executive Nick Pyke said the first confirmation of glyphosate, commonly known as Round Up, resistance in the country was last year in Marlborough. It was “concerning”, and he suggested farmers use the herbicide in rotation with other herbicide groups. His warning comes as farmers embark on harvest, and after a field day release from the foundation in December, where FAR representative Mike Parker informed of a trial investigating the effectiveness and cost of chemical mixtures, with or without glyphosate in them, to help stop resistance developing. “Glyphosate is a relatively cheap and very effective herbicide, let’s all work together to preserve its use in the arable and wider agricultural industry,” Mr Parker said. On cropping farms, it was particularly in plant populations around sheds, irrigation ponds, drains, field boundaries/fence lines, roadsides, or anywhere else receiving applications of glyphosate only, which were particularly at risk of developing resistance. Glyphosate was introduced in the 1970s and has since resulted in significantly increased yields. Worldwide resistance has been confirmed in fleabanes in nine countries, which is of great concern in New Zealand due to the species’ “very rapid” dispersal mechanism. Others, including annual ryegrass, perennial ryegrass, summer grass and amaranthus species, can spread easily via machinery, drainage and irrigation ditches. Mr Parker said different plant species could have different resistance mechanisms and repeated under-dosing or overdosing could lead to the development of resistance. Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers’ arable section chairman David Clark backed up FAR’s warning. “Don’t use low rates, make sure you kill the plant rather than knocking it and let-

Glyphosate, a fairly cheap and effective herbicide, is causing concern as its intended victims are building resistance to the product. FAR is advising methods to avoid making the situation worse.

ting it build resistance,” he said. Glyphosate should also be used as just “one tool in the tool box”, and combined with stubble burning, ploughing or other herbicide types. He said it was a “massive blow” to ag-

riculture overseas to have crops which had been genetically modified to tolerate the chemical, lose their advantage by that same resistance developing in weeds. He was also concerned about the risk of the glyphosate-resistant ryegrass Lolium

Rigidium ending up in crops and pastures via grain imported from Australia, and consequently wanted the Ministry for Primary Industries to restrict the distribution of screenings from imported grain which contained the species.



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Glyphosate may well be an effective herbicide, but it is overused by farmers, says organic farmer Gianni Prencite of Field to Feast at Amberley. His concerns are not so much with resistance developing, as with residues ending up in food. He said the Maximum Residue Levels (MRIs) were “quite high” and more research needed to be done on the effect of how it interacted with other crop chemicals. “It’s not okay to poison your body and just say it’s cheaper,” Mr Gianni said. However, Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers arable section chairman David Clark said extensive tests had proved that as long as farmers followed guidelines it was safe. Glyphosate was an “exceptionally important tool of modern agriculture”. Foundation for Arable Research chief executive Nick Pyke agreed, and said he was not aware of any issues worldwide with the chemical ending up in food. It broke down quickly and any such concerns were “probably not founded” as long as the herbicide was used wisely.

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TEST YOURSELF Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz

1 The Ashburton Glacier descends from … a. Mt Arrowsmith b. Mt Baring c. Mt Somers 2 What was the first James Bond film? a. Goldfinger b. Dr No c. From Russia with Love 3 What does the Maori word ‘waiata’ mean? a. good water b. custom c. song 4 What width is a queen size mattress? a. 152cm b. 160cm c. 175cm 5 Tashkent is in … a. Uzbekistan b. Turkestan c. Armenia 6 The FTSE index for stock transactions is used in … a. Berlin b. Zurich c. London 7 In which year did NZ law give some women the right to vote? a. 1891 b. 1893 c. 1895 8 How many women currently serve on the Ashburton Council? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3

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Making the most of warm weather GOODIE GIVEAWAY If you would like to go into the draw to win a copy of Paranoia DVD, write your name, address and the DVD’s title on the back of an envelope and send to:

Goodie Giveaway, PO Box 77, Ashburton.

Each week the Ashburton Guardian gives readers a chance to win DVDs courtesy of Roadshow Entertainment. Winners will be announced in this column the following week, so keep looking! If you see your name in the winner’s box, come into the Guardian and claim your prize. ID may be required. Winners have two months to claim their DVDs.


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Indian BBQ chicken and grilled asparagus 5cm piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 4T tikka masala paste 3/4 C Greek style yoghurt unsweetened 1 chicken jointed (or use 8 chicken bone in thighs or drums) 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 t cumin seeds 1/4 t mustard seeds (black or yellow) 1 pinch chilli flakes 1/2 lemon juice 2 bunches asparagus ■ Blitz the ginger, garlic and tikka masala paste in a food processor. Add the yoghurt and combine. ■ Put the marinade and the chicken pieces in a non-reactive container and marinate for up to 24 hours in the fridge. When ready to cook, season with salt and

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■ pepper and heat the bbq plates so the chicken will be cooked on a low heat (indirect heat). Make sure the hot plate is clean and oiled. ■ Add the chicken and cook for 10 to 15 minutes each side ensuring

that the pieces don’t burn. Breast meat, which cooks faster than thighs or drums, will need to come off the grill after a total cooking time of 15 to 20 minutes. Alternatively cook the chicken in the oven at 200°C for 30 to 40 minutes removing the breast when it is cooked. To prepare the asparagus heat the oil gently in a fry pan, add the cumin, black mustard seeds and garlic and cook gently until fragrant. Add the chilli flakes and lemon juice and set aside. Lightly oil the asparagus and grill on hot plate for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Put on to a platter and spoon over the dressing. Serve chicken with asparagus and serve with rice or grilled roti.

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Strike a pose – 10-year-old Jessica Cowan and mum Haidee at the Ashburton Art Gallery’s Who Am I? exhibition which is under way these school holidays. Photo Donna Wylie 140114-DW-157

What do portraits tell you? By SuSan SandyS

“A portrait tells a lot about a person. The way a person is sitting, the expression on their face, what they are wearing, who they are with and where they are, tells us who they are ...” So begins an introduction board to the Dowse Art Museum exhibition Who Am I? art exhibition under way at the Ashburton Art Gallery.

“The way the person sits tells us a lot about who they are and how they are feeling,” says another board in the gallery. Visitors have been trying out this philosophy first-hand as they participate in portrait drawing exercises which have been set up as part of the exhibition. Ten-year-old Jessica Cowan has been among them and struck a relaxed posture as she

posed for her mum Haidee. “It’s the perfect school holiday exhibition,” said the gallery’s public programmes co-ordinator Simone Barnsdale. The exhibition was attracting families, who were enjoying drawing each other and themselves. One section of the exhibition is entitled Mirror, Mirror, which invites viewers to look at themselves in the mirror and draw themselves.

Pencilled portraits were being left at the gallery and displayed on a wall and a winner would be chosen. The exhibition features a wide range of artists, including Frances Hodgkins, Toss Wollaston, Rita Angus, Michael Smither, Jeffrey Harris, Robin White, Nigel Brown, Paul Rayner, Jim Cooper, Ans Westra and more. Who Am I? runs until March 9.

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January 17 and 18 - Mid Canterbury Summer Singing School musical theatre performance at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 7.30pm tomorrow and 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturday. All tickets $20. January 18 – Ashburton craft market and farmer’s market, West Street. January 20 – Big Little Theatre Company week-long summer school begins at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. January 22 to 25 – Zirka Circus is in town. There will be eight shows, at 7pm from January 22 to 25, as well as 2pm shows on January 23, 24 and 25. They’ll wrap up with a final show on January 26 at 1pm. More information is at www.zirkacircus. com To February 2 – Henry’s Map exhibition at the Ashburton Art Gallery featuring works by David Elliot. The David Elliot writing competition is running in conjunction with the exhibition. February 26 – Ashburton Film Society evening: Saving Mr Banks. To March 9 – Who Am I? Dowse Art Museum exhibition at the Ashburton Art Gallery. March 20 – Too Far From Heaven, Arts on Tour NZ, at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. All tickets $25, on sale from mid January. March 29 – The Fresh-Up Real New Zealand Comedy Tour featuring Ben Hurley, Dai Henwood and Vaughan King. The trio are getting away from the big cities and keeping it real. Tickets on sale from January 27.

If you have any events to add to the arts diary please contact Susan Sandys,

Singing their hearts out Mid Canterbury Summer Singing School participants Andrew Dalton (left) and Awatea Timothy are among 105 students gearing up for concerts tomorrow and on Saturday. There are two summer school classes each day this week, one for juniors and one for seniors, instructed by musical director and producer Jo Castelow. Concerts will be 7.30pm tomorrow and 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

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Motoring 20 Ashburton Guardian

Thursday, January 16, 2014



ia certainly ups the ante with the new Cerato hatch. While it’s all new from stem to stern, it’s a very close cousin of the Hyundai i30. But complete with neat styling incorporating the family nose and a changed, high-tech interior fit-out, Kia have cleverly created a point of difference. The overall look is a neatly sculpted, very good looking, sporty wedge shape with a very good low drag figure of 0.27. Cerato hatches come in three models, the price-leading LX from $28,990, the mid range EX from $33,990 and rangetopping SX from $38,990. All come with lots of gear including keyless entry, an alarm, heated door mirrors, front/ rear parking sensors, 6-speaker sound systems with Blue-tooth, trip computer, daylight lamps, stability control, six air bags and more. The premium 2 litre SX as driven gets a sunroof, heated/ cooling front seats, leather upholstery, reversing camera, dual zone climate air, smart key, push start/stop button, Xenon, LED daytime running lights, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors and 17 inch alloy wheels, as well as SatNav with live traffic updates for the three major cities. The LX and EX have 1.8 litre four-cylinder, 88kW/160Nm petrol engines. This is an option for the SX. All have six speed autos with sequential shift. The norm for the SX is the direct-injected 2-litre petrol engine. With a wheelbase of 2600mm (same as the Sorento SUV) the cabin is expectedly spacious. But it’s not just that, for there’s also a very nice mix of quality-feeling textures, materials and design style that results in a very agreeable, up-

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Plus for me there’s still generous head space, despite the the sun-roof. With 129kW and 209Nm of torque I found there’s plenty of performance on call for everyday motoring, while with peak power and torque at 6500rpm and 4700rpm respectively, there’s extra “go” lurking if and when needed. Use this and you’ll do 0-100kph in a tad under nine seconds. The 6-speed auto makes timely and smooth changes. Of course if you want to do

Even though SUVs are clearly in favour, maybe clever and versatile family hatches like the Cerato are a pragmatic solution to affordable family motoring! They’re good looking, seating four adults in comfort with enough room for luggage, yet are easy to drive and park around town and come up with both enjoyable driving manners on the open road and decent economy.

this yourself, the SX also adds paddles to the shift options. So the choice is yours to let the car do its thing for a very pleasant, quiet (engine and road noise are very well suppressed) and totally unchallenging driving experience. Or use the paddles and enjoy! In this respect the SX has no pretences of being a sports car, but can be acceptably quick! For while the chassis is nicely set up for around town, albeit a little on the firm side for some Christchurch roads, (it is compliant enough to soak up most

Land Cruiser 70 Series a sales star It might be the most rugged, back to basics member of the Toyota family, but the robust and reliable Land Cruiser 70 Series continues to prove itself as popular as ever, with New Zealand commercial and agribusiness enterprises purchasing more than 200 in 2013. Whether it’s a Single Cab truck on the dairy farm or a three-door hard top at the forestry skid site, the 70 Series continues to embody

everything the legendary Land Cruiser nameplate stands for. Particularly strong in provincial regions such as Canterbury, the Manawatu and Otago, the range includes Single and Double CabChassis trucks in standard and LX grades, as well as a standard grade 11 seat



Price: As driven $40,490, others from $28,900 Safety rating: 5 stars Engine: 2.0l 4-cyl petrol, 129kW/209Nm Transmission: 6-speed auto. Quoted Economy: 7.7L/100km. Warranty: 5-year/100,000km , 24-hour Roadside Assist and Kia Incident Care.

market interior feel. Which you can clearly feel, as well as see! Meanwhile from the multi-adjustable driver’s seat, I certainly found the shapely, carbon-look trimmed dash is also very good dynamically. The 7 inch, centre touchscreen and dials are easy to read, the controls well placed and straightforward to use. The seats proved comfortable with support in the right places for all with noticeably good shoulder and leg room all round.

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three-door hard top, and the LX grade five door wagon. The gutsy, reliable heart of the Land Cruiser 70 Series remains its 4.5 litre V8 common rail Turbo Diesel engine, which delivers 151kW at 3400rpm and 430Nm of torque from as low as 1200rpm. The Land Cruiser 70 Series is priced from $69,680. It has a 3500kg braked towing capacity.

bumps), it then delivers particularly tidy, predictable handling on the open road and through winding bits! The adjustable, electronic Flex-steer system gives a selectable choice of comfort, normal or sport. Comfort makes it easy around town (turning circle radius is 5.3m) and sport weights up sufficiently elsewhere. Oh yes, you can stack 385 litres of gear in the well shaped luggage space. The hatch is wide and the rear seats split/ fold if necessary.

Whincup’s new engineer BY ROJE ADAIMY Jamie Whincup will be without the man who helped guide him to all five V8 Supercar titles this year as he chases a record sixth championship. The Holden star’s race engineer Mark Dutton was yesterday promoted to team manager at Red Bull Racing Australia, a position previously held by Adrian Burgess, who is off to Walkinshaw Racing. Dutton will be replaced by former Triple Eight data engineer David Cauchi. Cauchi has been with the team since 2008 but spent a majority of 2013 as Dean Fiore’s engineer at Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport. All teams will return to the track on February 15 for the official test day at Sydney Motorsport Park, two weeks ahead of the V8 Supercars season-opening Clipsal 500. - AAP



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Taranaki gallops Today at New Plymouth Raceway

Fields for Taranaki RC meeting at New Plymouth today. NZ Meeting number: 3. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8. Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 RACE 1 1.10pm (NZT) TOUR DE TARANAKI MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 2000m 1 3x926 The Big Opal b (6) 58.5........... D Turner (a2) 2 80002 Bayrum (5) 58.5 ....................M Hudson (a3) 3 030x5 Lykaroc (9) 58.5 ....................... A Taylor (a2) 4 974 Crimson Prince (4) 57 ......... R Hutchings (a) 5 7x084 Joyohjoy h (2) 56.5.............. M Dravitzki (a2) 6 0644 Loveyoulongtime h (8) 56.5......... C Dell (a1) 7 0x050 Irish Spring h (3) 56.5 .............. A Forbes (a) 8 58x60 I Candy (7) 56.5 .......................K Leung (a2) 9 00600 Scotch Hoppa (1) 56.5 ..... J Shackleton (a2) RACE 2 1.45pm THE KIWI BUTCHER SUPPORTING LIFE EDUCATION TRUST $7000, MDN 2YO, 1200m 1 46452 Staccato (5) 57.5................. R Hutchings (a) 2 84 Artic Wolf 57.5 .............................. Scratched 3 5 Wheeler Fortune h (3) 57.5 ...... A Forbes (a) 4 7 Buffalo Boy (1) 57.5 ................. B Grylls (a2) 5 3 Etoile D’Ange h (6) 55.5 6 8 Bella Mossa 55.5 ......................... Scratched 7 Jewel Of The Naki h (2) 55.5M Dravitzki (a2)


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8 8 Sakura h (4) 55.5 ..................... A Taylor (a2) RACE 3 2.20pm THE MILL SUPPORTING LIFE EDUCATION TRUST R65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 19444 Sound Barrier d (5) 59 ........ M Dravitzki (a2) 2 17. Super Lethal db (2) 58.5 ......... M Cropp (a2) 3 049x3 Command d (4) 58 ................... A Taylor (a2) 4 0146 He’s Gold th (1) 57 .......... K Kalychurun (a3) 5 360x5 A Beautiful Knight (7) 56.5 .. R Hutchings (a) 6 01x00 Imapuss dm (6) 55.5 ............... D Turner (a2) 7 x9065 Mi Apache Horse td (3) 55.5 ..... A Collett (a) RACE 4 2.55pm NICCI GOODIN DESIGNER FLORIST MAIDEN 1200 $7000, MDN, 1200m 1 3x266 Norman h (11) 58.5 .................... A Frye (a1) 2 4090x Kashmir Kid h (9) 58.5 ..... J Shackleton (a2) 3 94976 Scarred (7) 58.5 .................... A Morgan (a3) 4 2 The Likely One (5) 57 ............... A Collett (a) 5 Itsalright h (1) 57 ................. M Dravitzki (a2) 6 9x9x8 Goldie (2) 56.5 ........................ R Smyth (a3) 7 8 Miss Moore (8) 56.5 ................ M Cropp (a2) 8 x870x Singapore Girl (6) 56.5.............K Leung (a2) 9 7x34. Ultra Explosive h (3) 55 ............ A Taylor (a2) 10 Towkayz Magic h (4) 55 ...... R Hutchings (a)

11 0x50 Outoftime (10) 55 .................... D Turner (a2) RACE 5 3.30pm HOOKER PACIFIC SUPPORTS LIFE EDUCATION TRUST R75 $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1800m 1 4x950 Queen Of The Castle m (5) 60.5A Collett (a) 2 07148 Even Better d (1) 58.5 ............. R Smyth (a3) 3 428x5 Loves The Show h (7) 56 .... R Hutchings (a) 4 110x0 Down Town (8) 55.5 ................ D Turner (a2) 5 1x004 Park Princess (2) 54.5 ........ M Dravitzki (a2) 6 00x61 North Of Sunset t (3) 54...........K Leung (a2) 7 7x040 Miss Ana (4) 54 .....................M Hudson (a3) 8 76606 Trickjah m (6) 54 .............. J Shackleton (a2) RACE 6 4.05pm WEST END BOWLING CLUB MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1600m 1 437x6 Nek Minnit (9) 58.5................... B Grylls (a2) 2 8 Willhe h (6) 58.5 .................. M Dravitzki (a2) 3 36 I’m Fair Dinkum b (11) 57......... A Forbes (a) 4 2 Translucence (4) 56.5 ............... A Collett (a) 5 34 La Cite bh (2) 56.5 .............. R Hutchings (a) 6 3x4 Love Me Moore (7) 56.5 .............. C Dell (a1) 7 86x53 Mion Jay (8) 56.5 ...................L Whelan (a1) 8 00005 Our Zulu Girl (5) 56.5 .............. D Turner (a2) 9 00976 Kahui Lass h (1) 56.5 ...... K Kalychurun (a3)

10 0x807 Kirkinini h (13) 56.5 ............... A Morgan (a3) 11 000 Who Why 56.5.............................. Scratched 12 5 Lady Annalee h (10) 55............ A Taylor (a2) 13 58x97 Durham Rose h (12) 55 ............. A Frye (a1) 14 75 Our Girl Kate h (3) 55 Emergency: Our Girl Kate RACE 7 4.40pm STAPLES RODWAY SUPPORTS LIFE EDUCATION TRUST R65 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 15. Percy h (5) 59...................... M Dravitzki (a2) 2 1 Red King (7) 59 ......................L Whelan (a1) 3 x4033 Falzano th (10) 58.5 ................... A Frye (a1) 4 04995 Palmers Pride (6) 57.5 ........... B Murray (a4) 5 x0066 Exceeding A Dream (9) 57.5... R Smyth (a3) 6 85556 Rampantexcuse h (11) 57.5 J Shackleton (a2) 7 5x621 Diamantine h (12) 57 .......... R Hutchings (a) 8 39x55 Siciliani d (2) 57 .......................K Leung (a2) 9 10x37 Stylee 57 ...................................... Scratched 10 15x06 Texas Yellow Rose th (3) 57 ..... A Forbes (a) 11 76215 Fergalicious th (1) 56.5 ... K Kalychurun (a3) 12 90x86 I Chianti t (8) 56.5 ..................... A Collett (a) 13 900x0 Cloemmbai (4) 55.5 ................. A Taylor (a2) RACE 8 5.15pm OIL & GAS RACEDAY TWILIGHT

SUNDAY FEB 2ND MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 1400m 1 04047 Crack A Tui (4) 58.5.............. M Cheung (a3) 2 7x7 Clyde (6) 58.5 ........................L Whelan (a1) 3 x0329 Skylla (14) 57 ...................... R Hutchings (a) 4 3 Danasonic h (15) 57.............. A Morgan (a3) 5 37. The French Way (11) 57............ A Collett (a) 6 x9x83 Queen Of Excuses (8) 56.5 ..... A Forbes (a) 7 27934 Zetow h (5) 56.5 .......................K Leung (a2) 8 20. Roulett (13) 55 ........................ D Turner (a2) 9 2 Silkysand (9) 55 .................. M Dravitzki (a2) 10 4x54 Twoznotenough h (7) 55 .......... A Taylor (a2) 11 75 Our Girl Kate h (2) 55.............. R Smyth (a3) 12 79 Chonney (3) 55 ........................ B Grylls (a2) 13 00 Fresh N Fruity (1) 55 .................. A Frye (a1) 14 0860x Leather N’ Lace h (10) 56.5 J Shackleton (a2) 15 3x266 Norman h (12) 58.5 16 000 Who Why 56.5.............................. Scratched Emergencies: Leather N’ Lace, Norman, Who Why Blinkers on : La Cite, Kirkinini, Durham Rose, Our Girl Kate (R6), Our Girl Kate (R8) Winkers on : Staccato (R2) Winkers off : Super Lethal (R3), Our Girl Kate (R6), Our Girl Kate (R8)

Northern Southland harness Today at Ascot Park Raceway

Fields for Northern Southland Trotting Club Inc meeting at Ascot Park Raceway today. NZ Meeting number: 7. Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 RACE 1 3.50pm (NZT) SBS BANK RURAL HANDICAP TROT $10,000, 4yo+ c1 to c2 spechcp trot, stand, 2700m 1 8x5x0 Yaldy Boyz (1) fr .............................K Larsen 2 03475 Conrock (2) fr ................................ M Shirley 3 2136 Moment Of Sun (3) fr ..........................G Lee 4 44x36 The Wonkey Donkey (4) fr.....R McIlwrick (J) 5 39533 Waitoto Express (5) fr ..................T Williams 6 13904 Sappy’s Brite Star fr ..................... Scratched 7 02550 Harlindon (6) fr ...............................B Shirley 8 2D158 Our Budd (U1) fr ...............................A Beck 9 Px219 Golden Gate (U2) fr .......................... J Ryan 10 384PP Sunny Vacation (U3) fr ..................... D Dunn 11 85371 Makarewa Jake (1) 20............. M Williamson 12 73PP0 Anothersuperstar (2) 20 ...............R Norman 13 63271 Pyramid Monarch (3) 20 .... B Williamson (J) 14 78900 Idle Eyre (4) 20 15 00641 Mr Mayfly (5) 20 .............................C Barron 16 x2223 Free Dreams (U1) 20 .................... B Barclay 17 2x224 Nickelson (U2) 20.................... N Williamson Emergencies: Sappy’s Brite Star, Harlindon, Idle Eyre RACE 2 4.25pm KINA CRAIG STUD 3YO MOBILE PACE $10,000, 3yo mob. pace, mobile, 2200m

M9 Fields for Waikato And Districts Greyhound Racing Club meeting at Cambridge Raceway today. NZ Meeting number: 9. Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11; 12 and 13. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 11, 12 and 13 RACE 1, 12.05pm (NZT) SUPERIOR CHUNKY DOG ROLLS SPRINT C2, 375m 1 37171 Black Hennessy nwtd F & ..............Turnwald 2 86436 Eunuchs Luck nwtd ...................A Blackburn 3 23362 Beau Rivage nwtd W & ...................T Steele 4 73385 Belrani 21.54 .................................. G Farrell 5 46763 Queen Rowdy nwtd..........................P Taylor 6 7x211 Zipping Reece nwtd .......................P Henley 7 37664 Utah Bolt 21.49 .......................... G Pomeroy 8 11257 Endorse nwtd .............................D Schofield 9 61588 Otewa Bella 21.66 ....................S M Gardner 10 38766 Peno Boy 21.38 B & ........................... Steele RACE 2, 12.24pm GAP KENNELS @ KARAPIRO SPRINT C0, 375m 1 Radlee Reason nwtd.................. G Pomeroy 2 Winsome Mata nwtd ..................D Schofield 3 85 Director Vance nwtd W & ................T Steele 4 347 Arctic Thunder nwtd ..................... H Mullane 5 74554 Honey Queen nwtd ...........................S Ross 6 83372 Obi Wan Kenobi nwtd............K Sutch-Jones 7 Just Like Moon nwtd W & ................T Steele 8 65465 Ligeiro nwtd.................................... G Farrell 9 7 Midnight Loafa nwtd ................... W Toomath 10 8 Daisy’s Boi nwtd .........................W Hodgson RACE 3, 12.43pm YGOT BONUS SCHEME SPRINT C1, 375m

1 Take After Me (1) fr .......................R Holmes 2 6 Forest Blazzar (2) fr .......................C Barron 3 Jacks Salute (3) fr ......................... B Barclay 4 66 Fukushima (4) fr ................................. R May 5 26 Granite (5) fr................................B McLellan 6 63371 Franco Joaquin (6) fr ............... N Williamson 7 53162 Groomsman (7) fr................... S Walkinshaw 8 21101 Jango Fett (8) fr..............................K Larsen 9 13 Bettor Buy It (21) fr.......................T Williams 10 07424 McArdle’s Ledger (22) fr.................H Hunter 11 01716 Happy Heidi (23) fr ........................... D Dunn RACE 3 5.00pm NORTHERN SOUTHLAND’S VETS MOBILE PACE $10,000, 3yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 42459 Milligan (1) fr ........................... M Williamson 2 x4664 Data Base (2) fr...................... S Walkinshaw 3 x3558 Lights Out (3) fr ..............................K Larsen 4 x6283 Last Man Out (4) fr .................. N Williamson 5 P2838 Big Bad John (5) fr ........................ K Barclay 6 53235 Sammy The Bull (6) fr .................B McLellan 7 3272 Phoenix Warrior (7) fr ....................... D Dunn 8 62425 Jetrange (8) fr ................................B Shirley 9 45552 Holm Three (21) fr ..........................H Hunter 10 42 Best Of The Bunch (22) fr ..............C Barron 11 Come On Jaccka (23) fr 12 4 Nureyev (24) fr .............................. A Armour 13 5x2 Royal Counsel (25) fr ..........................G Lee 14 933 Man To Man (26) fr ............................. R May

15 67x73 Tellthetruth (27) fr ............................B Morris 16 27 Ballycastle (28) fr .......................... B Barclay Emergencies: Lights Out, Come On Jaccka RACE 4 5.35pm PGG WRIGHTSON AON INSURANCE BROKERS HCP PACE $10,000, 4yo+ c1 to c2 spechcp pace, stand, 2700m 1 213 Jaccka Lonny (1) fr........................... D Dunn 2 95213 Flushing Meadows (2) fr .....................G Lee 3 35566 Princess Delight (3) fr ................... B Barclay 4 56951 Bettabe Perfect (4) fr .........................A Beck 5 22312 Brindy (1) 20 ................................T Williams 6 81641 Afellas Boy (2) 20 .................... M Williamson 7 31529 Chers Bettor Babe (3) 20 .............. A Armour 8 42578 Theo Bos (4) 20 ..................... S Walkinshaw 9 41132 Deano Robyn (5) 20.......................H Hunter 10 25857 Van Eva (6) 20 .............................. K Barclay RACE 5 6.05pm GRINALDI LODGE MOBILE PACE $10,000, 4yo+ c2 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 43263 Liam Sienna (1) fr .............................. R May 2 59x40 Nothing But Girls (2) fr ...................C Barron 3 45201 The Tisbury Terror (3) fr ................ K Barclay 4 09907 El Diablo (4) fr ...................... C Ferguson (J) 5 8x703 Missy Mach (5) fr .................... M Williamson 6 44046 Knapdale Lady (6) fr .......................R Swain 7 0x311 Ernesto Bertarelli (7) fr.................. A Armour 8 84885 McArdle Meg (8) fr ......................... P Hunter 9 1616 Platinum Princess (21) fr.................J W Cox

10 03455 In The Kitty (22) fr .................. S Walkinshaw 11 16443 Le Sol (23) fr .....................................A Beck 12 74770 Star Of Courage (24) fr ..................... J Bond 13 14008 Billy The Bus (25) fr.......................... D Dunn RACE 6 6.35pm YALDHURST HOTEL NORTHERN SOUTHLAND CUP HCP PACE $50,000, c6 to oc spechcp pace, stand, 2700m 1 10121 Arden Rooney (1) fr ......................M Purdon 2 57345 Beach Bunny (1) 10 ................ M Williamson 3 14422 Jimmy Johnstone (2) 10...................... J Hay 4 26414 Franco Ledger (1) 25 .....................H Hunter 5 1x118 Glencoe V C (2) 25 ...................... G O’Reilly 6 78331 Jason Rulz (3) 25 .................... C D Thornley 7 48724 Four Starzzz Flash (4) 25................. D Dunn 8 22118 Terror To Love (5) 25 .......................... R May RACE 7 7.05pm BMAC SHEETMETAL SOUTHERN LIGHTS HANDICAP TROT $20,000, 4yo+ c3 to oc spechcp trot, stand, 3200m 1 33340 Moon Countess (1) fr ..........................G Lee 2 11143 Alley Way (2) fr ...............................C Barron 3 84599 Given (U1) fr...................................K Larsen 4 2x111 Sheemon (1) 10 ............................... D Dunn 5 00402 Jag’s Invasion (1) 20 ............... M Williamson 6 x8832 Monnay (2) 20 .................... B Williamson (J) 7 15211 Royal Aspirations (1) 30 ........... S Smolenski 8 03401 Springbank Sam (2) 30 ........... N Williamson 9 65952 King Charlie (3) 30 ......................N McGrath

RACE 8 7.35pm GORE NEW WORLD MOBILE PACE $10,000, 3yo+ c1 mob. pace, mobile, 2200m 1 45921 Shak’n Cullen (1) fr .............................G Lee 2 92431 Betabeeasy (2) fr .................... M Williamson 3 1x Whiteout (3) fr .................................. D Dunn 4 44591 Tact Charlotte (4) fr ............................ R May 5 2212 Char Do Neigh (5) fr...................... B Barclay 6 92131 I Smart (6) fr...................................B Shirley 7 x0L91 Mach Varno (7) fr......... S Walkinshaw 8 176x2 Harry Mac (8) fr ....................... N Williamson 9 x0228 Bellavita (21) fr .............................. A Armour 10 73x25 Live Christian (22) fr.....................T Williams 11 78126 My Guy Mac (23) fr .............. C Ferguson (J) 12 37264 Chief Kapai (24) fr .......................B McLellan 13 0x131 Its Ollies Excuse (25) fr ..................C Barron RACE 9 8.00pm BALFOUR TAVERN & MOTELS MOBILE PACE $14,999, 4yo+ c3 to c5 mob. pace, mobile, 2700m 1 63411 The Empire’s Sister (1) fr ................R Swain 2 22555 Press On (2) fr ........................ M Williamson 3 11123 Canardly Lover (3) fr ......................H Hunter 4 71517 Skippy Rascal (4) fr .......................... D Dunn 5 91644 Bettor’s Brigadier (5) fr ........... S Walkinshaw 6 52112 Awesum Teddy (6) fr ..................... A Armour 7 24015 All Star Man (7) fr ..........................M Purdon 8 34131 Classiesistar (8) fr .......................N McGrath 9 56112 Still Laughin (21) fr .........................C Barron Pacifiers on : Bellavita (R8)

8 55756 Eureka Izmir 21.17 F & ..................Turnwald 9 28567 Charley Farley 21.36 .............K Sutch-Jones 10 55688 Question Me 21.61............................S Ross RACE 9, 2.29pm NZ GRADUATION RACING SERIES HEAT 2 NZRSq, 457m 1 14641 Kwasant nwtd....................................D Edlin 2 11621 Tifino nwtd................................A Duganzich 3 Box Vacant ................................... Scratched 4 34474 Trilise 25.59 ............................... A Lawrence 5 Box Vacant ................................... Scratched 6 56823 Time For What nwtd ...................... M Gowan 7 Box Vacant ................................... Scratched 8 47854 Bulet Tooth Tony nwtd ......................R Waite RACE 10, 2.47pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION SPRINT C5, 375m 1 12173 All In All 21.57 U & ............................Cottam 2 71147 Cawbourne Jock 21.04 .....................C Hore 3 56881 Uno Lachlan 21.12 .....................D Schofield 4 61636 Hajime 21.21 .................................P Cleaver 5 41571 Real Vain 21.16 ..........................D Schofield 6 12212 Need To Chill 21.01 F & .................Turnwald 7 77415 Sectioned nwtd U & ..........................Cottam 8 22417 Explosive Osti 21.04 .........................C Hore 9 47154 Fierce Star 21.52 F & .....................Turnwald 10 22357 Lord Will 21.07 ..................................C Hore RACE 11, 3.05pm STEPHEN MARSH RACING SPRINT C3, 375m 1 14586 Raveon nwtd ................................. M Gowan 2 144x2 Way Too Crude nwtd F & ...............Turnwald 3 37413 Cee Kay Dee nwtd ............................B Craik

4 43458 Stat Me Up nwtd .........................B Littlejohn 5 23525 Rebel Kahn 21.43 ............................ S Clark 6 x2111 Up There Herbie 21.15...................P Henley 7 86818 Only Kate 21.43 R & ...................N O’Regan 8 11112 Botany Downs nwtd ........................P Green 9 17587 Dolly Peg nwtd F &.........................Turnwald 10 56878 This Is Swip nwtd ............................. S Clark RACE 12, 3.22pm ALL SEW EMBROIDERY STAKES C5, 457m 1 16761 Magic Fancy 26.18 .....................D Schofield 2 75478 Thrilling Blitz 25.41........................... S Clark 3 18441 Code Nine nwtd ................................B Craik 4 15178 Aqua Wolf nwtd R & ....................N O’Regan 5 83132 Bornato 25.51 ........................... A Lawrence 6 76551 David’s Osti 25.73 .............................C Hore 7 78783 Mercenary 25.87 F & .....................Turnwald 8 48275 Valain’s Flyer 25.61 .........................T Patton 9 52646 Cawbourne Rave nwtd ......................C Hore 10 78777 Thrilling Charly 25.63 B & .................. Steele RACE 13, 3.40pm CLUBHOUSE SPORTS BAR STAKES C3/4, 457m 1 26842 Hustler 25.55..............................D Schofield 2 16524 Hands Off 25.75 .........................D Schofield 3 56873 Spitfire Osti 25.67 .............................C Hore 4 16886 Zagato 25.68 ............................. A Lawrence 5 31261 Multicam Lad nwtd .....................D Schofield 6 63778 Lochinvar Sonic 25.85................D Schofield 7 17641 Coal Sack 25.86 ........................ A Lawrence 8 43634 Magico 25.81 .................................. L Martin 9 52252 Threat nwtd W & .............................T Steele

RACE 8, 7.25pm BARRON’S SUPPLIES SPRINT C4, 295m 1 45471 Turbo Tundra 17.57 M G & ................ S Hurd 2 84132 Opawa Wally nwtd L & ....................... Wales 3 5346x Take No Prisoner nwtd ...................G Cleeve 4 42844 Will Excite 17.36 .......................... L Waretini 5 12221 Rusty Knife 17.32 W & ...................... Nissen 6 85625 Wandy Boiler 17.33 ........................G Cleeve 7 21447 Sprinkles 17.33 .........................J McInerney 8 27555 Oscar Tuivasa 17.36........................L Philips 9 46528 Bellwave 17.20 W & .......................... Nissen 10 68276 Cawbourne Dasher 17.19 W & ......... Nissen RACE 9, 7.50pm SHIRLEY VET CLINIC SPRINT C5, 295m 1 F1738 Know Jealousy 17.29 .....................G Cleeve 2 32261 Damarjo 17.09 H & .............................Taylor 3 73176 Cawbourne Chief 17.39 M G & ......... S Hurd 4 34563 Know Lies 17.37 ............................G Cleeve 5 11311 Sozin’s Comet 16.94 .................J McInerney 6 32538 Go Housie 17.03 ............................G Cleeve 7 12425 Follow Fame 17.09 ............................M Flipp 8 14486 Not A Know 17.22 ........................ A Waretini 9 61674 Swip And Tear 17.30 H & ....................Taylor 10 21585 Wandy Hallee 17.29 .......................G Cleeve RACE 10, 8.15pm AMBER CLEANING SERVICES STAKES C5, 520m 1 23613 Jinja Power 30.41 J & .....................D Fahey 2 34135 Russell Hart 30.03 ....................J McInerney 3 61257 Pindari 30.25 ............................Matt Roberts 4 55123 Opawa Casper 30.20 L & ................... Wales 5 22341 Raw Energy 29.89 ....................J McInerney

6 22342 Rodriguez 30.74..................................A Lee 7 25541 Gordon Bale 30.07 ....................... C Roberts 8 31718 Opawa Webby 30.38 L & ................... Wales 9 48114 Opawa No Ear 30.18 J & ................D Fahey 10 25636 Opawa Rapid 30.54 L & ..................... Wales RACE 11, 8.40pm I PAVE CONCRETE DASH C5, 295m 1 67145 Homebush Edith 17.21 .............J McInerney 2 13422 Cawbourne Jelly 17.19 W & .............. Nissen 3 23357 Sting Me 17.12 M G &....................... S Hurd 4 62715 Hot Mango 17.26 .......................... R Adcock 5 22466 Know Thought 17.10 ......................G Cleeve 6 72523 Know Advantage 17.04 ..................G Cleeve 7 24681 Zebidiah 17.02 .......................... A Bradshaw 8 27276 Wandy Grant 17.19 ........................G Cleeve 9 61674 Swip And Tear 17.30 H & ....................Taylor 10 51486 Campaigner 17.15 H & .......................Taylor RACE 12, 9.02pm SPEIGHT’S SPRINT C4, 295m 1 41112 Cawbourne Porshe 17.27 W & .......... Nissen 2 47724 Sosan 17.43 ................................. C Roberts 3 15671 Blue Gale Rise 17.28 ....................... B Dann 4 63134 Opawa Rufus 17.34 S &.................. B Evans 5 46157 Jumpin’ Julia 17.30....................J McInerney 6 45483 Know Pride 17.26...........................G Cleeve 7 66248 Botany Prancer 17.54 ...............J McInerney 8 16635 Sheza Gamble 17.33 W &................. Nissen 9 46528 Bellwave 17.20 W & .......................... Nissen 10 67645 Red Carpet 17.29...........................G Cleeve

Waikato dogs Today at Cambridge Raceway 1 53338 Creme Da Genes nwtd R & ........N O’Regan 2 45453 Where’s The Cat 21.38 ..............D Schofield 3 36464 Opawa Johnny 21.59 ...................R McPhee 4 88255 Tennesse Ave nwtd ...........................B Craik 5 23673 Hell Fire 21.89 U &............................Cottam 6 76251 Offensive nwtd F & .........................Turnwald 7 78573 Junior What nwtd ....................... G Pomeroy 8 68546 Ike Jones nwtd ......................K Sutch-Jones 9 87x88 Opawa Stu nwtd .......................S M Gardner RACE 4, 1.00pm NZ GRADUATION RACING SERIES HEAT 1 NZRSq, 457m 1 72232 Kazillion nwtd ....................................D Edlin 2 12468 Teegz 25.95 .............................. A Lawrence 3 Box Vacant ................................... Scratched 4 12314 Bit Coin nwtd ............................A Duganzich 5 67864 Makinen 25.97 ................................T Patton 6 Box Vacant ................................... Scratched 7 77333 Opawa Jay nwtd ............................... A Clark 8 36336 On The House nwtd B & .................... Steele RACE 5, 1.19pm MTA GIFT VOUCHERS SPRINT C0, 375m 1 6x355 Sunday Driver nwtd ..........................P Taylor 2 55556 Nasty Bizo Boi nwtd ....................... P Lowen 3 77264 Queen Of Mean nwtd ................. M Mathews 4 42 Indefinite Order nwtd W & ...............T Steele 5 Kasim nwtd .......................................D Edlin 6 5864x Gold Stone nwtd .......................A Blackburn 7 Abbey Maddison nwtd ................ W Toomath 8 44 Winsome Oscar nwtd .................D Schofield 9 67 Leroy Jethro nwtd W & ....................T Steele 10 7787x Do More nwtd.................................. T Green

RACE 6, 1.37pm FOND FOODS LTD SPRINT C1, 375m 1 34387 Lucylicious nwtd ...............................M Black 2 64643 South Bay Dream 21.57 R & .......N O’Regan 3 65767 Dodgy Pockets nwtd...................... M Gowan 4 11225 Botany Junction 21.44.....................P Green 5 88268 Tapu Boy 21.54 ............................... M Mann 6 15465 Fancy Rover nwtd ......................D Schofield 7 76263 Mic Player nwtd .............................. P Lowen 8 35485 Uncle Romilly 21.39 ..........................B Craik 9 87x88 Opawa Stu nwtd .......................S M Gardner RACE 7, 1.54pm 0800 4 DOWN COW STAKES C1, 457m 1 42341 Cosmic Pirate nwtd .................... G Pomeroy 2 12768 Christian Gray nwtd......................... T Green 3 47462 On Trey 25.72 .............................D Schofield 4 53577 Triple Aye nwtd ...........................W Hodgson 5 76477 Zamdato nwtd R & ......................N O’Regan 6 85218 Doro Foot nwtd................................... J Foot 7 51475 Ramah Reason 26.24 ..................... T Green 8 71386 Benghazi 26.13 .................................S Ross 9 27674 Little Teegan 25.59 .................... A Lawrence 10 24577 Ten Point One nwtd ..........................P Taylor RACE 8, 2.12pm TE AWAMUTU SELF STORAGE SPRINT C4, 375m 1 84572 Run Stacey Run 21.71 U & ...............Cottam 2 44761 Legend Bee nwtd U & .......................Cottam 3 46434 Cawbourne Henry 21.34 ...................C Hore 4 2Fx82 Crackles Appeal nwtd .....................P Green 5 31182 Lochinvar Blaze 21.22................D Schofield 6 56666 Thrilling Issues 21.21 ....................... S Clark 7 38586 Predator Drone 21.19 W & ..............T Steele

M10 Christchurch dogs Today at Addington Raceway

Fields for Christchurch Greyhound Racing Club meeting at Addington Raceway today. NZ Meeting number: 10. Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12. Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 RACE 1, 4.33pm (NZT) SUPER PETS SPRINT C3, 295m 1 74412 Starburst Benny 17.55 M G & ........... S Hurd 2 16181 Fireman’s Legacy 17.34 ....................J Dunn 3 58254 Mr. Big Stuff 17.37 M & .....................Jopson 4 F2585 Benny’s Angel 17.46 .................J McInerney 5 18211 Fleur Du Liys 17.57 ...................R Blackburn 6 17218 Gorilla On Drums 17.31 ...................A Joyce 7 37847 Cosmic Galaxy 17.55 .................... R Adcock 8 64646 Iona Haka 17.44........................J McInerney 9 46677 Georgie Wong 17.16 ......................... J Rush 10 78766 Maximum Jewel nwtd S & ............... B Evans RACE 2, 4.50pm (NZT) HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN MCMILLAN DASH C3, 295m 1 25x87 Mum’s Prodigy 17.58 ........................P Scott 2 88828 Wandy Feather 17.39 M G & ............ S Hurd 3 37585 Dillmanstown 17.43...........................J Dunn 4 18656 Be Prepared 17.35 ........................... B Dann 5 12328 Kin Nikki 17.26 ............................. L Waretini 6 63333 Jed Norton 17.36 ...........................G Cleeve 7 26242 John Dory 17.45........................J McInerney 8 43754 My Little Oah 17.35 ...................J McInerney 9 78866 Smash Amego 17.60 M G & ............. S Hurd 10 87778 Rule Judge Judy 17.47 ....................A Joyce RACE 3, 5.08pm (NZT) THURSDAY PLACE PICK

DASH C4, 295m 1 73422 Gitcha Easy 17.25 W & ..................... Nissen 2 41474 Know Fault 17.24 ...........................G Cleeve 3 31134 Smash Rumour 17.42 M G & ............ S Hurd 4 66641 Roxy Rascal 17.44 M &.....................Jopson 5 47132 Memphis Hotcakes 17.24 .................M Flipp 6 56425 Elki 17.31 .................................Matt Roberts 7 87786 Another Gon 17.17....................J McInerney 8 32456 Wandy Chick 17.36 ........................G Cleeve 9 46528 Bellwave 17.20 W & .......................... Nissen 10 83753 Homebush Mayhem 17.27 ........J McInerney RACE 4, 5.27pm (NZT) CHRISTCHURCH CASINO SPRINT C3, 295m 1 47273 Blonde Tori 17.47 ...................... A Bradshaw 2 215F2 My Foolish Heart 17.52 H & ................Taylor 3 21254 Mildred Lillian 17.47 ..........................M Flipp 4 64635 Ohoka Hart 17.50 ........................ L Waretini 5 85675 Marmalade Skies 17.43 ....................J Dunn 6 48482 Homebush Craig 17.29 ...................... I Kaye 7 37388 Smash Amy 17.19 M G & ................. S Hurd 8 63144 Yaldhurst Edward 17.38 ............J McInerney 9 77784 Embee Dee 17.43 .....................J McInerney 10 78584 Another Jewel 17.32 .................J McInerney RACE 5, 5.58pm (NZT) KOLORFUL KANVAS STAKES C3, 520m 1 64523 Pseudonym 30.52 .....................R Blackburn 2 16212 Harlem Haka 30.51 ...................J McInerney 3 4x344 Axel Grinder 30.46 ................... A Botherway 4 87165 Opawa Natty 30.85 L & ...................... Wales

5 12336 Rambunctious 30.63 ................. A Bradshaw 6 3643F Deanne’s Fantasy 30.42 J & ...........D Fahey 7 48334 Homebush Iris 30.66 .................J McInerney 8 73622 Botany Seaton 30.51 ................J McInerney 9 68531 Fear Go 30.48 ................................G Cleeve 10 28575 Opawa Bomb 30.67 L & ..................... Wales RACE 6, 6.25pm (NZT) CAROL’S TAB SPRINT C5, 295m 1 16321 Bit Piccadilly 17.30 H & .......................Taylor 2 47362 Pearl’s Boy 17.19 ...........................G Cleeve 3 11222 Sahara Rama 17.09 ...................... R Adcock 4 71877 Know Rival 17.22 ...........................G Cleeve 5 86141 Homebush Churro 17.29 ...........J McInerney 6 254F3 Know Mistake 16.95 .......................G Cleeve 7 43746 Butterbean 17.29 M & .....................P Binnie 8 26327 Mr. Whippy 17.17 W & ....................... Nissen 9 61674 Swip And Tear 17.30 H & ....................Taylor 10 71774 Cawbourne Burn 17.24 ............Matt Roberts RACE 7, 6.55pm BILL’S BAR & BISTRO STAKES C4, 520m 1 65283 Opawa Jed 30.06 J & ......................D Fahey 2 11426 Goldstar Bella 30.48 S &................. B Evans 3 72516 Botany Kevin 30.56 ...................J McInerney 4 88215 Starburst Clemmy 30.54 M G & ........ S Hurd 5 72272 Speedy Kazza 30.46 .................J McInerney 6 73F44 Take A Trick 30.62 .............................M Flipp 7 36614 Business Plan 30.50 .................R Blackburn 8 27241 Cawbourne Polly 30.84 M G & .......... S Hurd 9 F3875 Hustler Ambition 30.58....... Melissa Roberts 10 27638 Celestrial Magic 30.27 J & ..............D Fahey

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Thursday, January 16, 2014



Valuable experience in Chch

Black Caps chase down Windies for series win

By Jonathan leask

There was some success and plenty of valuable experience for the eight Mid Canterbury tennis players at the National 12s Championship at Wilding Park in Christchurch. Over the five-day tournament, the first time a national event has been played at the Christchurch facility since the February 2011 earthquakes, the Mid Canterbury players met stiff opposition to get a taste of the next level of tennis. The 11th seeded Tessa McCann, the only seeded Mid Canterbury player, went down

in the second round after a first round bye, with Sophie and Millie Ness both ousted in the first round. In the consolation draw McCann marched through four games to reach the semi-finals only to be beaten by fifth seed Sarah Weekley 1-6, 1-6. Weekley was also responsible for Sophie Ness departing in the fourth round, while Millie lost in the second round. McCann teamed up with Ines Stephani and the sixth seeds advanced past the Ness sisters in the second round 6-1, 6-0 on their way to the semi-finals where they were beaten by the second seeds and eventual

runners-up. In the boys’ singles Duncan Rollinson won his first round match but was outclassed by the fifth seed in the second round and Sam Bubb also advanced to the second round only to fall to the 13th seed. Jarrad Hill, Harry Dargue and Edwin Dargue were all first round casualties. In the consolation draw Rollinson won three matches in a row, one by walkover and a 6-1 7-5 win over Bubb, before going down to ninth seed William Schneideman 16-1, 4-6 2-10 in the semi-finals. Harry Dargue had a win in the consolation round before exiting in the second round

while Edwin had the bye in round one and won his second round match before going out in the third round. Hill had first round exits in the main, consolation and plate draws. Edwin Dargue was the eighth seeded pair with Cantabrian Nick Schneideman but they only made it as far as the second round while Rollinson teamed up with Canterbury’s Reece Falck and lost to the second seeds in the second round. Bubb and Hill joined forces but went out in the first round, as did Harry Dargue and his partner.


Williams and Djokovic into third round Serena Williams wore a fitted pink blazer into her secondround match at the Australian Open, giving the impression she wasn’t feeling the heat. And after her 6-1, 6-2 win over Vesna Dolonc yesterday, the second consecutive scorching day at the season’s first major, Williams said she could remember hotter matches. By extending her winning stretch to 24 matches dating back to August, and improving her career mark to 60-8 at Melbourne Park, she also equaled Margaret Court’s record 60 match wins at the Australian Open in the Open era. Court, who won seven of her 11 Australian titles before the Open era began in 1968, has a show court named in her honor adjacent to Rod Laver Arena. On day three at Melbourne Park, the centre court was — at least according to the two fans holding up a sign — “Serena’s Arena.” The heat topped 40°C during the 63-minute match, and peaked at just under 42°C later during Novak Djokovic’s 6-0, 6-4, 6-4 win over Leonardo Mayer. Second-seeded Djokovic, aiming to be the first man in the Open era to win four consecutive Australian Open titles, didn’t face a break point. Williams fended off the only break point she faced with an ace, one of her 10 in the match. She hit 24 winners, sticking to the ideal strategy of keeping the points short on a hot day. Williams next meets No. 31-seeded Daniela Hantuchova, who was on court for 3 hours, 13 minutes in her 6-3, 3-6, 1210 win over Karolina Pliskova.

Serena Williams of the United States serves to Vesna Dolonc of Serbia during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, yesterday. ap photo

Li Na opened proceedings yesterday when she completed back-to-back wins over the two youngest players in the draw. The 2011 French Open champion, a two-time finalist at Melbourne Park, conceded just 10 points in the first set en route to a 6-0, 7-6 (5) win over 16-year-old Belinda Bencic. Li will play No. 26 Lucie Safarova in the third round. No. 9 Angelique Kerber advanced to a match against

American Alison Riske, who trounced Yanina Wickmayer 6-1, 6-1. Australian wild-card entry Casey Dellacqua upset No. 18 Kirsten Flipkens 6-3, 6-0. The tournament’s heat rule went into effect in the first match on Margaret Court Arena, giving No. 15-seeded Sabine Lisicki and Monica Niculescu a 10-minute break after the second set. Niculescu returned to win

2-6, 6-2, 6-2 and will next play No. 22 Ekaterina Makarova, who followed up her first-round win over Venus Williams with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over American Irina Falconi. No. 28 Flavia Pennetta beat Monica Puig in straight sets to set up a third-round match against Mona Barthel, a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 winner over Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum. On the men’s side, Djokovic extended his winning streak to 26 matches but had a brief scare while serving at 3-0 in the first set when he turned over on his left ankle, tumbling to the court. It didn’t warrant medical attention during the next break in play and he took the opening set in just 22 minutes, allowing Mayer to win just eight points. “It was just I slipped a little bit,” Djokovic said. “It was an instant discomfort, but it was OK after.” No. 3 David Ferrer beat Adrian Mannarino of France 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 to progress along with No. 7 Tomas Berdych and No. 9 Richard Gasquet, No. 17 Tommy Robredo, No. 20 Jerzy Janowicz and No. 29 Jeremy Chardy. Florian Mayer beat No. 14 Mikhail Youzhny, Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin beat No. 30 Dmitry Tursunov and Bosnian qualifier Damir Dzumhur advanced when No. 32-seeded Ivan Dodig retired with cramps while leading in the fourth set. Sam Querrey fired 19 aces, saying he had “one of the best service days of my life” in a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 upset win over No. 23 Ernests Gulbis. - AP

By Daniel RichaRDson Mark down another series victory for New Zealand. After topping the tests and drawing the one-dayers, the Black Caps sealed a 2-0 Twenty20 series victory over the West Indies as they took the second hit-and-giggle match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington last night by four wickets. It was made a lot tougher than it needed to be as New Zealand went in search of 160 to win and after their 81-run triumph in the first Twenty20 in Auckland on Saturday, the series was sealed on the back of 39 runs from Ross Taylor and Luke Ronchi’s fireworks. New Zealand made a rapid start in their chase as left-hander Jesse Ryder hit his first ball for six and enjoyed a decent run of luck during his cameo of 23 from only nine balls. But he didn’t hang around long enough, like his opening partner Martin Guptill who was dismissed in the first over for only one, and when Brendon McCullum was trapped in front by Sunil Narine for 17 shortly after, the home side were in trouble at 50-3. Taylor took the scoring load on though and as Colin Munro came and went for an uneventful five, the former New Zealand captain found himself in the middle with young all-rounder Corey Anderson. But Anderson didn’t last long as he only succeeded in spooning a simple catch to Johnson Charles at cover from the bowling of Andre Russell as he went for six. Anderson’s departure brought Ronchi to the crease and the wicketkeeper proved a useful foil to Taylor as they looked to run down the reigning world champions of Twenty20 cricket. With 54 required from the final 36 balls and Taylor and Ronchi both set, the game was poised for an entertaining finish. When Ronchi took to Dwayne Bravo in the 15th over, the crowd of more than 12,000 began to sense a win for New Zealand. Ronchi then followed up his unbeaten 48 from game one on Saturday with a magnificent 51 not out from 28 balls as the New Zealanders got home with an over to spare. - APNZ


Thursday, January 16, 2014

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In brief


Albon takes out first race

Ferns untidy The Silver Ferns turned in an untidy performance against Scotland in their final warm-up match before they take on Jamaica and England in a mini tri-series. After a 72-18 win in their opening exhibition game on Monday morning, the Ferns recorded another convincing win over their hosts but their performance was not as polished. Coach Waimarama Taumaunu made changes to her line-up every quarter as she again got 14 of the 16-strong tour squad on court, with only captain Casey Kopua and shooter Bailey Mes not getting a run on medical advice. The constant stream of changes, which included some combinations that had never previously taken the court together, worked to upset the Ferns rhythm. - APNZ

By Jonathan Leask

The Mid Canterbury Mountain Bike Club’s challenge series resumed for the summer with their first race of the New Year along the Ashburton River Trail on Wednesday night. The first race of the year had the track lengthened by 4km, resulting in a 12km track for the field of 22 elite riders to contest, and four social riders to cover at their own pace. Scott Albon was tipped to take out the event, and lived up to his pre-race billing, coming home first in 25 minutes 29 seconds with Matt Amos just over a minute back, clocking 26.32. Hot on his wheel was Jamie Smitheram six seconds back in third overall to take the under 17 honours. The club will be back at the river trail next Tuesday for another instalment of racing, with a handicap format race. More riders are welcome to attend and have a go at racing or simply join the social riders out the back, with racing to start at the usual time of 6.30pm.

Minichiello could play

Neil Wylie careens around a corner along the Ashburton River Trail during the first race of the Mid Canterbury Mountain Bike Club’s challenge series for the New Year on Wednesday night. Photo Donna Wylie 140114-DW-321

Anthony Minichiello says the 2014 NRL season may not be his last as he sets his sights on becoming the Sydney Roosters’ longest serving player. This year, Minichiello’s 15th in the NRL, was widely believed to be his last after the premiershipwinning captain signed a 12-month deal with the Tricolours last month. But the former test and State of Origin star is yet to make a decision on his future and may play on again in 2015. “I’m not going to say it’s my last season (this season) completely, I’ll head into the season and weigh things up when I feel it’s appropriate,” Minichiello said. - AAP

Fitness work pays off


First round a very tough hurdle to get over


enus Williams may be reviewing her enthusiasm for returning to Auckland in her build-up to the Aussie Open, it didn’t go so well for her in the opening round of one of the best sporting extravaganzas in the Australasian region, and she’ll be spending the rest of the tournament trying to win the doubles again with big sister Serena. Come to think of it, Auckland men’s winner John Isner might have similar thoughts, he didn’t make it past the first round in Melbourne either, although injury helped nudge his demise. That’s the big thing about this event, there’s always major casualties right from the word go, and everybody wants to keep the big names on their toes; everybody in the top 50 wants to be the giant-killer who took out a champion on their way to crashing out in the quarters, where they will meet the end of their gallant campaign at the hands of Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray or Ferrer. Maybe del Potro is doing enough to add his name to that illustrious list of those likely

Steve Devereux MY SHOUT

to battle it out for a spot in the big finale; whoever gets to that stage has well and truly earned whatever glory (and dosh) comes their way. The first round also claimed that archetypal Little Aussie Battler Lleyton Hewitt, who went down fighting of course, in a huge five-setter well worthy of his reputation; indeed it put him into the record books alongside Andre Agassi for the most five-setters in grand slams. Is Hewitt really Brett Lee’s long-lost twin brother? Of course he is, the age is close enough for this highly scientific theory, look at the physical similarities, the mannerisms and above all the 110% Australian attitudes, and the burning desire to win everything in sight. Lee has been in highly-publicised action recently knocking the stuffing out of a brave (stu-

pid?) Pom in the nets, but he’s also right into the Big Bash, the other massive tournament going on in Australia right now. If you’re still one of those who think it’s all just a hit-andgiggle laugh, try it, it’s actually brilliant entertainment, with some super cricket skills tossed in as well. On Tuesday night Lee’s old team the Renegades met the team nobody wanted to play, The Sydney Thunder, ironically because they were such big losers, with Mr Cricket the only one making any contribution with the bat, game after game. 19 losses in a row, and all that meant was they were way, way overdue to deliver, and they did on Tuesday, smashing the Renegades well and truly for six, super stuff. The whole competition is just great, and having cricketing demi-god Sir Vivian Richards in the commentary box is an absolute knockout coup for the organisers. While Adam Gilchrist and Mark Waugh are surprisingly good in their roles (light years ahead of our guys, except of course for Smithy and Richardson), Sir Viv adds so much knowledge and insight to the

comms team, but he should be kept as a background comments man, and less as a commentator. You know that guy who tells you jokes and then infuriatingly has to repeat the punchline seven times to make sure you’ve got it? Sir Viv does that; he comes up with a very good line, but then repeats it three, four, five times in the next ten minutes, which becomes tedious and spoils his usually superb input. Not sure why the Scorchers aren’t rated by anyone when talk comes to the rapidly-approaching semi-finals. I chose them as the team to follow at the beginning of the tournament on the basis of their coach Justin Langer, skipper Simon Katich, and cricket’s new folk hero Brad Hogg, all of whom were among the toughest of the Aussies I’ve ever seen in the baggy green (yes, you CAN greatly dislike a team but still have huge respect for some of its players). Yasir Arafat (no, not the tea-towel one) and Alfonso Thomas are the overseas stars, and I think that lot can even give the Melbourne Stars a run when the sharp end comes around in a couple of weeks.

Blues assistant coach Graham Henry says high-profile signing Benji Marshall’s fitness work is paying off after the former Kiwis league international turned up for training out of condition in November. Marshall, running at both first-five and fullback for the Blues as they get set for their first pre-season game on February 1, has been given the tick of approval by former All Blacks coach Henry. “He’s starting to feel comfortable in the group which is good,” Henry said. “It’s the first time he’s used the ball in rugby ... since he was a kid so it’s going to take him a while to get into the rugby mentality rather than the rugby league mentality. - APNZ

New Phoenix deals Wellington Phoenix midfielder Albert Riera has been one of the finds of the A-League season and the Spaniard has been rewarded with a one-year extension to his contract. Defender Michael Boxall has also penned a one-year extension as coach Ernie Merrick continues planning for the future. Since joining the Phoenix from Auckland City, Riera has been a revelation in the defensive midfield role. The 30-year-old was originally signed as midfield back-up but soon found himself in the starting line-up and has become an integral member of the side that won three and drawn one of their last four games. “I was quite happy to come to the club as backup because I knew it would give me the chance to show what I was capable of and to fight for a starting spot,” Riera said. “I was surprised to go straight in but I am enjoying it and that is down to Ernie.” - APNZ

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 ENTERTAINMENT


Weekend Entertainment

Finn latest England casualty By Ed Jackson England’s horror summer in Australia continued yesterday with young fast bowler Steven Finn the latest player to depart the tour early. Finn was told to head home by team management after his game had deteriorated to the point he was labelled “not selectable” by coach Ashley Giles following the tourists’ arrival in Brisbane for tomorrow’s second one-day international. The 24-year-old was the only member of England’s 17-man touring squad who didn’t feature in the 5-0 Ashes series defeat and has also been a spectator for the opening one-dayer in Melbourne and Tuesday’s tour match against the Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra. It means the Middlesex quick is the third Englishman to head home this summer following Jon-

athan Trott’s departure after the first Test due to a stress-related illness and Graeme Swann’s retirement in the wake of the third Test in Perth. Wicketkeeper Matt Prior was also dropped for the final two Tests of the series whitewash while young batsman Joe Root found himself dumped for the last test in Sydney as three players Scott Borthwick, Boyd Rankin and Gary Ballance - all debuted. Giles said the decision to send Finn home was made in the player’s best interests as he was unlikely to feature in any of the remaining one-day internationals. “He can go back and work on the technical things he’s got to work on,” he said. “We’ve already had communication with Middlesex and we need to make a plan and get Steven back as quickly as we can. “Sometimes through your career you’ll go through those ups

and downs.” Giles said Finn need look no further than Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson for an indication of just how quickly things can turn around for an out-of-form quick. Johnson was seen as a gamble by Australian selectors ahead of the Ashes but was a key man in the home team’s dominance, claiming 37 wickets on his way to a man-of-the-series award. “Mitch has done fantastically well,” Giles said. “All credit to him, how he’s comeback. Steven Finn has similar capabilities, he’s shown that in the past and with a T20 World Cup and then a World Cup here next year, we need him back fully fit and firing.” One player who appears to be battling mental demons is captain Alastair Cook, who failed again in Canberra despite his team claiming a comfortable win. - AAP

CLUB NEWS Ashburton Golf Club Well we now have the final 19 for the Hydraulink Shootout, and what an eclectic bunch they are, from young wanna be’s to the not so young never gonna be’s. A big well done to, Rhonda, Mary Lou, John, Tony, Helen, Bev, Robynne, Paul, Ron, Kyle, Mike H, Nicky, Mike M, Brent, Eddie, Sheryl, Dylan, George, and Pieter. The finalised table is on show in the clubhouse. If any of the top 19 are unavailable for the final, 10am Tee off on Sunday 26th January, please let me know as soon as possible, as we have some very strong reserves chomping at the bit. We will be having an auction for the finalists on Saturday 25th at around 5pm, after Mens opening day prize giving, please come along and bid for your favourite. Should also hopefully have a form guide out by the weekend. Hot news off the press, is that our very good friends at Harvey Norman have once again agreed to sponsor our major 2 day tournament, so we can now, proudly introduce the Harvey Norman Classic into the club calender. This is set to be a wonderful tournament, played in pairs, with a 2 person Ambrose on Saturday, a Best Ball on Sunday, should be a great

fun weekend, with fabulous prizes, thanks to Dean and his team at Harvey Norman. Posters and flyers will be out soon. This Saturday is Club Opening Day with mixed pairs playing for the AC Browne Cup, and men’s pairs fighting out for the Smith Salver. Hope to see you all down there on Saturday. Good golfing.

Methven bowls Happy new year everyone and welcome back. I would like to congratulate our bowlers that went down to the nationals in Dunedin. Craig Carter Simon Fleetwood Bruce Harper Jeff Nowell Melva Middleton and Maureen Sullivan. Craig and Simon Qualified in their singles Well done to you both with Simon falling at the first game and Craig went on to another round before he was Knocked out. I would like to add on their way through they beat some notable players. Great job. Melva paired with Sandra Holdom from Allenton Qualified in the pairs. Unfortunately lost a close fought battle in the first round. But well done girls. Maureen Sullivan played the fours with Linda Boyd Rakaia Wendy Watson Allenton and Sandra Holdom Allenton. This


combination had great run getting all the way to the last eight. Only to be beaten by the eventual winners So well Done to you all .you did your clubs and yourselves Proud. It was pleasing to see a heap of results up for championship play Winners singles Ivan Syme 2 Brent Mayson Graham Brooker Anthony Holmes David Callaghan Pairs Brent and Bruce Harper Gary Eddington and Neil Owen Triples Alan Dent Andy Gorman and Graham Brooker Anthony Holmes Dave Callaghan and Jim Lattimore. Ladies Singles Melva Middleton and Wendy Suttie Pairs Shirley Pagey and Barb Gawn Bruce Harper Wendy Blackwell and Ivan Syme were 2nd in the Friday triples Saturday Milson Cup Brent Mayson Bruce Harper Eric Maw and Adrian Kemp 3rd Sunday Hinds 1st Brent Mayson Bruce Harper Ivan Syme and Jim Lattimore 3rd David Isherwood Shirley Pagey Raiona Isherwood and Gene Pagey. Well played everyone! Also congratulations to both men and ladies selected to play in the reps Writer’s cramp has set in so until next week good bowling everyone.

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1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

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1.00pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open to the public. Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road.

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

1.00pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open. Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road. 1.30pm R.S.A. CARD SECTION. Euchre, Ashburton R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30pm MID CANTERBURY SUMMER SINGING SCHOOL. First concert of three, tonight. Ashburton Trust Event Centre, Wills Street.

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ACROSS 1. Agrees Tory concerns in business (8) 4. So shut out! (4) 8. Allow one to be a landlord (3) 9. Wood for modelling is unfinished, too, in some degree (5) 10. Impair masculine address with a heart (3) 11. Not being fleeced, there’s no rush to scramble north (7) 12. Little Thomas is with last of the three ones there (5) 13. From which those at sea may take to the air (6,5) 17. Blow-out, but it includes rather small starters (5) 18. Wrong axiom, nothing less, is word for silence at the most (7) 20. How sheepish she may appear in the wet (3) 21. Sex appeal among us German groups of individuals (5) 22. Head off the wretched child who will be a deserter (3) 23. Carry American betting machine here (4) 24. Depend on holding a bit of a dollar not so long ago (8)







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DOWN 1. Paint – but not white paint? (6) 2. Remarks that may be printed on staves (5) 3. After 5th December, Noel is misplaced but fruitful (5) 5. ‘Drake he’s in his – till the great Armadas come’ (Newbolt) (7) 6. One of the ways of the townsman Watling, say (6) 7. Bills the formidable women (10) 9. Having been made to emerge, published something (7,3) 14. Argues it’s non-u in a heartless lot having nothing bigger (7)

15. Don’t agree to it, that’s the thing to aim for (6) 16. This my undoing, where forging is concerned (6) 18. One discovered in heart of labyrinth to be sweet and corny (5) 19. Remit change, and you may deserve recognition (5)


YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Communist 5. Paw 7. Arno 8. Firewood 10. Football 11. Span 13. Dashed 15. Scarab 18. Scab 19. Reticent 22. Romantic 23. Race 24. Fir 25. Broad bean Down 1. Chaffed 2. Mango 3. Icicle 4. Tree 5. Prosper 6. Widen 9. Abbey 12. Acrid 14. Stammer 16. Between 17. Merino 18. Serif 20. Evade 21. Snob



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QUICK Across 1. Bumpkin 5. Mocks 8. Selfassurance 9. Moi 10. Smothered 12. Smooch 13. Isobar 15. Crow’s nest 16. Tub 18. Surreptitious 20. Nudge 21. Resists Down 1. Bosom 2. Multicoloured 3. Knapsacks 4. No-show 5. Mar 6. Contributions 7. Slender 11. Hesitates 12. Sucks in 14. Fetter 17. Bests 19. Ewe

QUICK ACROSS 6. Crying (7) 7. Sum owing (5) 9. Racket (3) 10. Stupid person (9) 12. Unable to move (11) 15. Disobey (11) 17. Of no value (9) 19. Swine (3) 21. Furnishings (5) 22. Obvious (7)

DOWN 1. Danger (5) 2. Health resort (3) 3. Problem or delay (4) 4. Family (9) 5. Numbers (7) 8. Reason (6) 11. Fake (9) 13. By mouth (6) 14. Army rank (7) 16. Pile (5) 18. Rescue (4) 20. Curious (3)




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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) The first Full Moon of 2014 comes to a head today, giving you a chance to address any work/life balance or lifestyle issues. Get the basics right first. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) With your professional year already off to a busy start it’s important to keep the communication lines open on the personal and professional fronts. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) As financial and income forces clash this has the potential to bring things to a head or to a tipping or turning point, triggering unexpected opportunities CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) At a time of year when there is a lot of focus on your relationships, today’s Full Moon in your sign is a chance to ask ‘what about me’? LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Leave the reality checks for another day, with the first Full Moon of 2014 falling in an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) Today’s Full Moon has the power to spawn miracles, random events or the kind of serendipitous moments or encounters that only fate can orchestrate. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Pay attention to what today’s Full Moon brings to a head or to a tipping or turning point, whether actual events or an inner sense of knowing. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) You’ve moved into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in an adventurous part of your chart. Today’s Full Moon challenges your excuses. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Today’s Full Moon is likely to reveal how well placed you are financially, especially when it comes to a chance to take your power back. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) While today’s Full Moon may bring some personal and relationship wakeup calls, you’ve not only got support but the doors open to second chances. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) The first Full Moon of 2014 will bring work matters to a head, a tipping or turning point, revealing how many options you actually have. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Today’s Full Moon is a Lovers Moon, bringing your heart’s deepest sentimental, emotional and intuitive responses to the surface.

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FZL: Lowering to 2200m

Showers about the divide becoming widespread for a time. Becoming fine later, apart from showers north of Lake Sumner. Wind at 1000m: NW 60 km/h, gusting severe gale in exposed valleys, dying away from evening. Wind at 2000m: W rising to severe gale 120 km/h in the morning, then easing to 60 km/h at night.

Becoming fine in most places during the morning, but a few showers north of Amberley until evening. Cold SW.


Fine, apart from a few showers north of Arthurs Pass until evening. Wind at 1000m: SW 40 km/h in exposed places. Wind at 2000m: Gale SW 80 km/h.



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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday 248.4 Nth Ashburton at 12:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 12:15 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 11:00 am, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 9:00 am, yesterday


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Palmerston North cloudy

TOMORROWFZL: 1400m, rising to 2200m in the W at night

Fine. NE about the coast and NW inland.

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Cloudy periods, with scattered rain at first. Light winds.

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A strong cool southwest flow over southern and central New Zealand spreads over the rest of the country tomorrow morning, but begins to ease by the end of the day as a high moves east across the Tasman Sea. The high crosses northern regions over the weekend, while a northwest flow spreads north over remaining areas.

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers

Cloud increasing with blustery NW, gusting 100 km/h in exposed places in the north. A change to strong cool S and rain from afternoon, some falls heavy and possibly thundery.



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SUNDAY: Increasing high cloud, late rain. Northeast dying out.



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SATURDAY: Fine. Northeasterlies developing.





TOMORROW: Becoming fine during the morning. Cool SW.




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6am 60 Minute Makeover 3 7:05 Dickinson’s Real Deal 3 8am Cowboy Builders PGR 3 9am Infomercials 9:30 The Chase 3 0 10:30 Ellen 3 11:30 Infomercials Noon Would Like To Work Clinical psychologist Dr Duncan Thomson is called in to help a 22-year-old former beauty queen whom he is not convinced actually wants to work. 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR 0 1pm Coronation Street PGR 3 0 1:30 House Guest 3 2pm Come Dine With Me 3 0 3pm The Renovation Game 3 4pm Te Karere 2 0 4:30 Animal House PGR 3 0 5pm Ellen 6pm One News 0 7pm Border Security 3 0 7:30 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 3 George meets two farmers in Scotland who have risked £30,000 on a prototype holiday home, with almost disastrous consequences. 0 8:30 F Derren Brown – The Experiments 0 9:35 Agent Anna PGR 3 0 10:05 F Auckland Daze AO 10:35 One News Tonight 0 10:50 24 Hours in A&E PGR 3 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Handy Manny 3 0 6:53 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 6:55 Phineas And Ferb 3 0 7:20 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 7:45 Pokemon – Sinnoh League Victors 0 8:15 Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide 3 0 8:40 Zeke And Luther 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 3 0 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Gary Unmarried PGR 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 Scrubs PGR 3 0 1pm I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here PGR 3 2:30 Bethenny 3:30 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:35 The Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 4:05 Life With Boys 0 4:30 8 Simple Rules 3 0 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 0 5:30 Friends 3 0 6pm The New Adventures Of Old Christine 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR Vinnie uncovers a secret; Ula feels guilty. 0 7:30 The Bachelor Australia 0 8:35 M I Don’t Know How She Does It PGR 2011 Comedy. A working mother must juggle marriage, children, and a high-stress job. Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear. 0 10:25 Mistresses PGR 3 0

7am Money Man 3 7:30 Gok’s Fashion Fix PGR 3 0 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon Would I Lie To You? UK AO 3 12:35 90210 PGR 3 1:30 The Defenders PGR A murder suspect reappears 17 years after disappearing on the eve of his wife’s murder trial, and hires his former friend Nick to prove he is innocent. 0 2:30 HomeMADE 3:30 What’s Really In Our Food? 30 4pm The Real Hustle NZ 3 4:30 Big Brother Australia Highlights of life in the house. 6pm 3 News

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 7:25 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 7:50 Monsuno 3 8:15 Chuggington Badge Quest 3 8:25 Franklin And Friends 3 8:50 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 9am Bob The Builder 3 9:10 Thomas And Friends 3 9:20 Peppa Pig 3 9:30 Wonder Pets 3 9:55 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3:05 Pingu 3 3:10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 3 3:25 Go, Diego, Go! 3 3:50 Beyblade – Shogun Steel 4:15 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 – Fused 3 4:40 Scaredy Squirrel 3 5:05 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 5:35 Redakai 3 6pm Sabrina The Teenage Witch 3 6:30 Everybody Hates Chris 3 0

7pm Bondi Vet PGR Dr Chris must save a turtle. 7:30 The Block – All Stars PGR 0 8:30 N CSI AO The CSIs search for Ellie Brass and Morgan after they are kidnapped by a ritualistic killer. 0 9:30 The Man Who Streaked the World AO 0 10:30 3 News

7pm Just Shoot Me! PGR Maya, Nina, and Elliott are all nominated for a prestigious fashion-magazine award. 0 7:30 Robot Combat League An eliminated team is given the chance to return to the competition and win the US$100,000 prize. 8:30 Bro’Town PGR 3 0 9pm South Park AO 3 9:30 Californication AO 10:35 Life Unexpected PGR 3

11:55 Are You Being Served? PGR 3 12:30 Jack Of All Trades 3 1am Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0 1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0

12:20 Neighbours At War 3 0 12:50 Street Hospital AO 3 0 1:20 Infomercials 2:35 Grey’s Anatomy PGR 3 0 3:20 The Lying Game PGR 3 0 4:10 Jeremy Kyle PGR 3 5:05 Neighbours 3 0 5:30 Infomercials

11:10 Underbelly NZ – Land Of The Long Green Cloud AO 3 0 12:10 CSI AO 3 1am Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

11:30 Entertainment Tonight 11:55 Infomercials


SKY SPORT 1 6am Cricket – International (Replay) New Zealand v West Indies – Second Twenty20. From Westpac Stadium in Wellington. 9:30 Inside Cricket 10:30 Sky Sport – What’s On 11am L UFC Fight Night Luke Rockhold v Constantinos Philippou. From The Arena at Gwinnett Centre in Duluth, Georgia. 4pm Inside Cricket 5pm Milwaukee Fishing And Adventure 5:30 Inside The PGA Tour 6pm Cricket – International (Highlights) New Zealand v West Indies – Second Twenty20. 6:50 L Cricket – International Pakistan v Sri Lanka – Third Test, Day One. Coverage of the morning session from Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. 9:05 Sky Sport – What’s On A look at what is coming up on the sports channels over the next week. 9:35 L Cricket – International Pakistan v Sri Lanka – Third Test, Day One. Coverage of the afternoon session from Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

11:05 The Late Show With David Letterman A late-night comedy and talk show. Midnight Home Shopping 1:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 2am Home Shopping

2:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) 3am The Cricket Show 3:30 Gridiron – Lingerie Football League 4:30 Fox Sports News 5am Cricket – International (Highlights) 5:30 Motorsport – WRC Monte Carlo Preview


6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 7am The Hook And The Cook 7:30 Candice Tells All 8am Sandmasters 8:30 Travel Unravelled 9am Food Safari 9:30 Bath Crashers 10am The Cook And The Chef 10:30 Candice Tells All 11am American Restoration 11:30 Autospeed Noon Make My Home Bigger 12:30 Merlin 1:30 Extreme Fishing With Robson Green 2:30 Monty’s Big Catch 3:30 Travel Unravelled 4pm Paul And Nick’s Big Food Trip 4:30 Turkish Delights 5pm Carter Can 5:30 Dream Build Compilation 6pm Sandmasters 6:30 Yard Crashers 7pm 20th Century Roadshow 7:30 Tales From River Cottage 8:05 Ask The Butcher 8:35 Destination Flavour Japan 9:20 Cheese Slices 10:25 The Persuasionists AO 11pm 20th Century Roadshow 11:30 Gator Boys


PRIME 6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show PGR 2pm Beauty And The Beast PGR 3 Gabe reveals information that gives Cat hope they can find a cure for Vincent. 2:55 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 3:25 Nigella Express 3 Nigella shows how to get great food on the table fast. 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7pm Best of QI PGR 3 7:30 American Idol American Idol searches the United States for the next American pop star. 9:30 Reign AO An attempt to frighten Mary causes Queen Catherine to take drastic measures to ensure the guilty party is caught; Kenna admits to her affair with the king. 10:25 Best of QI AO 3

12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Great Animal Escapes 1:30 The Strange Calls AO 2am Paul And Nick’s Big Food Trip 2:30 Turkish Delights 3am Carter Can 3:30 Dream Build Compilation 4am Sandmasters 4:30 Yard Crashers 5am Blokes AO 5:30 Destination Flavour AO

10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 2 3pm Maara Kai 3 3:30 Brian Jacques’s Redwall 3 2 4pm Miharo 3 2 4:30 Pukana Ka Pao 3 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3

THE BOX 6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 The Pretender PG 8:55 Most Shocking M 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 NCIS PGV 12:15 Criminal Intent MV 1:05 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 1:30 Most Shocking M 2:20 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:10 The Pretender PG 4pm Pawn Stars PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Numb3rs MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Pawn Stars PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 Hemlock Grove 18VLSC 9:30 Criminal Minds 16VS 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV


12:30 Hemlock Grove 18VLSC 1:20 The Pretender PG 2:10 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:05 Law And Order MV 3:55 Criminal Minds 16VS 4:45 The Pretender PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 2 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Tangaroa With Pio Pio Terei explores the domain of Tangaroa in fishing expeditions around Aotearoa. 8pm Te Po Mekemeke 3 8:30 Greatest Sports’ Stories Of Our Time AO The Two Escobars. 9:30 Hunting Aotearoa AO 10pm Hunting Aotearoa AO 10:30 Te Taua Moana 3 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown



6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Sons Of Guns M This Time It’s Personal. 7:30 Man v Wild PG Global Survivor Guide. 8:30 Mythbusters PG 9:30 The Unexplained Files PG Alien Rain. 10:30 Naked Castaway PG 11:30 I Was Murdered M Noon I Was Murdered M 12:30 Nightmare Next Door M 1:30 Weed Country M 2:30 Bear Grylls Get Out Alive PG 3:30 Sons Of Guns M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Auction Hunters PG 7pm Auction Hunters PG 7:30 Blood And Oil PG 8:30 Yukon Men PG 9:30 Amish Mafia M 10:30 Porter Ridge PG 11pm Fatal Encounters M


George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, 7:30pm on TV One

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George Donaldson, 14, goes heels over head as he works on his tricks routine ahead of the Oz-Kiwi Challenge being held at Lake Hood next week. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 150114-TM-127

Waterskiers eye Oz challenge BY JONATHAN LEASK


Mid Canterbury waterskiers have been working hard on Lake Hood before they represent their country in the Oz-Kiwi Challenge next week at the same venue. Mid Canterbury has Lachie Woodman, Hannah Wright, Gaby Woodman, Anna Doig,

Ben McFadden, Hugh George and Rachel Donaldson set to represent New Zealand in the 24-strong team against the Australians when the trans-Tasman competition kicks off next Friday. Lachie Woodman, Hugh and George Donaldson are in the under 14s, Hannah Wright, Gaby Woodman and Doig in the under 17s with Rachel Donald-

son and McFadden in the under 21 age group and while they will have home-water advantage they will still need to perform at their peak. The Australians boast top class skiers including Jacinta Carrol and Tim Bradstreet who both claimed overall world titles at the under 21 World Championships in Florida last year. In preparation for next week-

end, the local contingent has been out on the water at every available moment including a ski school with national coach Will Coughey. It is the first time Lake Hood will host an international waterski event, and while the local skiers have been working overtime this summer, the Waterski Lake Hood Club has also been busy getting the tournament

site ready for the big weekend, including work on the jump and an extension to the judges’ room. The teams assemble in Ashburton on Tuesday before both teams have an official training session on Wednesday and Thursday before it’s down to business on Friday.

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