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HISCOCK – Dougal and Ellen (née McCracken) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their beautiful daughter Zara Ellen, born January 11, 2013, in Dunedin, 8 lb.

FRANSEN, Heather – Much loved mum of Gary. Nana of Lee, Dan, and Brodie. You still had your sense of humour till the end. You will be sadly missed but forever in our hearts. “Keep it country Mum” FRANSEN, Heather – Much loved mother and mother in law of Wayne and Jane. Sorely missed nana of Sorayah, and Corey. “Till we meet again”

ROWLANDS – Dave and Jo are thrilled to announce the arrival of Blake Matthew Rowlands on February 3, 2013, 8lb 12oz. A much loved little brother for Emmett and Maxton. Thanks to all the staff at Christchurch Women’s Hospital and Ashburton Maternity.


BLACKBURN, Marcelly Joyce (Joy) – On February 14, 2013, peacefully at Coldstream House, Ashburton. Loved wife of Robert (Bob). Much loved mother, mother in law and friend of Bruce and Lin (Dunedin), Graham and Sonja (Christchurch), Sandy and Graeme (Methven), Peter (Perth) and Kerri (Methven). Loved nana and great grandmother of all her grandchildren. Message to PO Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Donations to the New Zealand Heart Foundation would be appreciated and may be left at the Service. A service to celebrate Joy’s life will be held on MONDAY, February 18 at Our Chapel, Cnr East and Cox, Ashburton, commencing at 2.00pm. To be followed by private cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

BLACKBURN, Nana Joy – Dearly loved nana and great nana Joy of Andrew, Josh, Samuel, Cory, Tyler, Timara and Daniel. Also, great nana of Devon. Treasured memories, Dearly missed.

FRANSEN, Heather Agnes – On February 13, 2013. Peacefully at home in the company of her daughter. Now at peace. Aged 75 years. Loved wife of the late Kees. Dearly loved mum and mother in law of Paul, Tina and Mickey McKenzie, Gary, and Wayne and Jane. Loved nana to 10 grandchildren and great nanny to 15 great grandchildren. “Will be greatly missed” Messages to P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A special thank you to the wonderful Palliative care team. No flowers by request, donations to Ashburton Palliative Care would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service to celebrate Heather’s life will be held on MONDAY, February 18 at the Church of the Holy Name, Sealy Street, Ashburton, commencing at 11.00am. To be followed by private cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

FRANSEN, Heather – Dearly loved mum and mate of Paul. Nana of Shaun, great Nana of Evard, Taatua, Camelia Rose, Brodie, Tatiana, Nevaeh, Dominic, and Briccane. “Take care Mum” FRANSEN, Heather – Very much loved mum and mother in law of Tina and Mickey McKenzie. Loved Nana of Jeremy, Renée, Jamie, Brett, and the late Karl. Loved great Nana of Shaelii, Khye, Natalia, Xyla, Amiie, Aliyah, and Marshall. “Precious memories that will never fade”



FRANSEN, Heather Agnes; (nee Alexander) – Dearly loved daughter of the late Agnes and Samuel Alexander. Loved sister and sister in law of Coral and Pat Dugan, Stuart and the late Beryl, Barry and Marlene, Patsy and Rodger Hardy, Neil and Pauline, Marlene and Gavin Dunnett, and the late Thomas, Shirley, Gillian, Raelene, and Dawn.

Chch turns a corner By Kurt Bayer Shops and bars will open in downtown Christchurch next month for the first time since the February 22 earthquake two years ago. The city’s inner business district has been off limits since the 2011 quake that changed the cityscape forever. A red zone around the CBD, guarded by soldiers, has allowed demolition experts to safely bring down hundreds of crippled buildings, in a painstakingly slow but inevitable process which has paved the way for a rebuild. Last year was a year of diggers and rubble trucks, says Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee. The aftershocks have since tailed off, with GNS now predicting the chance of a magnitude 5.5 to 5.9 shake hitting in the next month being just 3 per cent. And so 2013 will be the year of the $30 billion rebuild, Mr

HOCKING, Edna Cecelia On February 15, 2013, peacefully at Sandringham House Rest Home Oamaru, aged 91 years. Loved wife of the late Harry, loved mum and mother-in-law of Gary and Annette (Ashburton), Murray and Maree (Oamaru), and the late Allan. Loved nana of Dennis (deceased), Deborah and Bruce Kell (Ashburton), Karen and David Stockdill (Ashburton), and the late Jayne Hocking. Loved great nana of Braden and Jordyn Kell, Sam and Olivia Stockdill. Special thanks to Linda and John and the wonderful staff of Sandringham House for all the love and care of Edna. A service to celebrate the life of Edna will be held at the Whitestone Funeral Services Chapel, 54 Weston Road, Oamaru on TUESDAY February 19, at 2.00pm. Followed by private cremation. Messages to; 49 By Myles Hume Peter Street, Ashburton 7700, or 58 H Essex Street. A foul smell wafting from Weston Oamaru. Whitestone Funeral Services FDANZ. the cellar of Ashburton’s

We don’t have time to muck around. Let’s get at it

Brownlee told domestic and international journalists visiting Christchurch yesterday ahead of the second anniversary of the February 22 quake, which claimed 185 lives. The media were given a tour of the red zone, which has shrunk from 387 hectares in the days after the killer quake to just 38 hectares today. “It’s a very different place to what it was two years ago,” he said. Business owners and property developers talked about their excitement at being the first to return to the city’s heart, and be the first to take advantage of what they see as being a “once in a lifetime commercial opportunity”. One of the most distinctive, and historical, areas of the city, New Regent Street, with its protected art deco buildings largely escaped

structural quake damage. The colourful 38 boutique shop fronts have gone under a major restoration and will reopen at the end of next month, looking “exactly” like they did in 1941 when they were built, says developer David Manning. Jewellers, retailers, cafes, and bars have already snapped up half the units, while the tram will be back operating in the landmark street by “about June”. Local property tycoon Anthony Gough yesterday stood on a sparse piece of land where his popular ‘Strip’ once stood - a row of trendy bars on Oxford Terrace, running alongside the banks of the Avon River. He has a team of 10 working on a new $100 million development of 20 food and beverage outlets, mixed with a 100-bed hotel, 10,000 sq m of office space, boutique

cinema, and flats. The flamboyant businessman wants it opened on his old site next year. “We don’t have time to muck around. Let’s get at it,” he said, adding that the new venues will be the safest in New Zealand, built to at least 100 per cent of the building code. Housing New Zealand today announced work on the first inner city apartments will start work on Manchester St, in June. The further easing of the cordon will also allow the reopening of Heritage Hotel group’s apartments at the refurbished 100-year old Old Government Building in the shadow of the Christ Church Cathedral ruins. After a multimillion-dollar spruce-up, the listed building will open on May 14, giving a “huge boost” for Christchurch’s tourism sector, says general manager Gary Jarvis. “A lot of people are very keen to see it (the historic building) come back.” - APNZ

Foul smell closes bank branch

SEGERS, Dudley Miles – On February 14, 2013. Peacefully at Ashburton. Aged 91. Dearly loved husband of Edna. Much loved Dad to Ian, and Julie. Loved grandad of Sarah and Alex Perkins, and Da to Xavier and Alaina; and grandad to Kevin. Messages to P O Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A special thank you to the District Nurses and the Palliative Care team for their caring support of Dudley. A service to celebrate Dudley’s life will be held at Our Chapel, Cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton, on TUESDAY. February 19, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by private cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton Please note all late death notices or notices sent outside ordinary office hours must be emailed to:

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HASKETT - WALLACE – Garry and Carol Haskett of Ashburton are very pleased to announce the engagement of their son Chris, in BARNSDALE, Garth London, to Darina, daughter Miles – of Peter and Niamh Wallace Roy, Melinda, Trudy, Peter, of Dublin, Ireland. Jo and families would like to sincerely thank everyone for their overwhelming kindness, love and support following the recent loss of our father and grandpa. Your visits, phone calls, SMITH (KINVIG) flowers, and cards were very SAVAGE – much appreciated. A special Stephen Smith and Bonnie are happy to thanks to the Southland Savage their recent Hospice staff, Stewart Island announce Medical staff, Ngaire engagement and upcoming Cameron, and Wilson at wedding with the love ad J Fraser & Sons. Please blessings of their parents, accept this as a personal Pam, Mark, Jo-Anne and thanks to you all from our Randall, they will exchange vows this September. family.


a campervan in a next-door carpark to assist customers. Branch manager Maggie Clark told the Guardian that maintenance work was being carried out to sort a moisture problem in the building’s basement and the bank would open its doors again on Wednesday. “The smell was a bit unpleasant for customers so we decided to move out, it takes time to sort these kinds of things,” she said.

Ashburton District Council regulatory services manager Richard Wade said a member of the public alerted the council to a foul smell coming from the building’s cellar. He said he ordered the property owner to stop the “smelly air”, but had no hand in closing the building. “The property owner is now working to remedy the situation and will inform coun-

cil of the actions taken,” Mr Wade said. He said the council took action because there could have been a risk to the public’s health. Mr Wade and Ms Clark directed questions about details of the maintenance work to the bank’s corporate property section. Calls from the Guardian to ASB Bank’s corporate property section were not returned yesterday afternoon.

Cottrell’s family horrified Phil Cottrell’s family is horrified his killer was on intensive supervision when the Wellington journalist was fatally beaten in a callous attack. They learned details of Nicho Waipuka’s violent past only when he was sentenced to 12 years and 10 months in prison in the High Court at Wellington yesterday. Waipuka, 20, was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter by a High Court jury in December. His co-accused Manuel Robinson, 18, was cleared of all charges. Mr Cottrell, who had brittle bones as a result of a genetic condition, suffered a shattered skull in the attack as he walked home from work at Radio New Zealand in central Wellington early on December 10, 2011. He died in hospital the next day. It was revealed yesterday that little over two weeks before the attack, Waipuka had been sentenced to intensive supervision after he punched a stranger in the head, knocking him to the ground. Waipuka pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced on November 22. The judge at the time noted

he should be sent to prison but instead gave Waipuka a “last chance” by imposing a sentence of intensive supervision. Seventeen days later, Waipuka went into town intending to “knock someone out”. He saw Mr Cottrell walking down Boulcott St, crossed the road and punched him in the head. Waipuka then kicked or stomped on him, causing his skull to shatter and his arm to fracture, before taking Mr Cottrell’s wallet and fleeing. Justice Forrest Miller said Waipuka had 24 previous convictions dating to July 2009, including assault and threatening to kill. “I think that you enjoy violence and that you use it casually to get what you want,” he told Waipuka, who remained impassive in the dock throughout sentencing. Mr Cottrell’s brother-in-law, Heath Hollows, told reporters outside court he was angry Waipuka had been on intensive supervision at the time. “We found that out just before we walked into the court this morning, and that was like an earthquake. It’s just rocked us.” He said if the judge had made a different decision, Mr

Cottrell might be alive today. “Maybe he should have put him away and Phil would be here. People already knew what [Waipuka] was like - he was just given a chance, one too many.” - APNZ

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Jetskiers go ‘too far’ By Sam Morton Some jetskiers push the boundaries too far at Lake Hood, according to water patrol boss Bryan Donaldson. Mr Donaldson is keen to point out the responsible behaviour from most water-users, but couldn’t ignore Wednesday’s incident involving a Christchurch man who was hit by a jetski. The man was rushed to Christchurch Hospital by the rescue helicopter in a serious condition and it is understood the man is recovering well in Christchurch. Although Mr Donaldson didn’t witness the incident, he believes the case highlights a growing problem at the lake and he is urging “often younger” jet skiers be more responsible on the water. “It’s not fair to label jet skiers as a group, but there are definitely some jet skiers who continue to frustrate other water users, whether its speeding in certain areas or doing donuts. “The thing with Lake Hood though is there is nowhere to hide. The chances are you will be with the same boaties for most of the day, so we find everyone is generally considerate and contributes to keeping the lake a safe place,” he said. With the exception of a few minor incidents, such as bottles being thrown and disorderly behaviour, Mr Donaldson is praising boaties for their responsible and safe attitude this summer. “Generally speaking it has been accident free; of course that one incident is an exception and not knowing much about it, I can’t really comment. “We have literally thousands of

Jetskiers at Lake Hood are flouting the rules set down to ensure safe lake use for everyone. people come through to the lake, so to only have the one incident and to deal with very few situations throughout the summer ... we have to be happy with that,” he said. “One accident is still too many, but if we keep things in perspective, everyone has done extremely well and I am sure that can continue.” The Lake Hood Management Committee appears to be doing everything they can to keep order at the lake, but as Mr Donaldson points out, “we can’t prevent every incident”. Mr Donaldson, who chairs the committee, spoke highly of the voluntary patrollers, who give up their weekends to keep the lake safe eyeing any dangerous or inappropriate situations.

The patrols monitor the lake and continuously educate new water-users to the area, signalling which direction to travel in and ensuring life-jackets are being worn at all times. “We’re not policing as such, but we do have an advocate role to an extent with ECan, although we have never had the need to use any enforcement action and touch wood, hope we won’t have to. “We have 10 or 12 people who are all out there in good faith and all have the same interest at heart and that’s to keep our waterways safe,” Mr Donaldson said. “The patrols are a real credit to the area.” Mr Donaldson also believes the police could do more when it

comes to policing the lake surrounds. “They (police) spend an awful lot of money patrolling our roads and motorists, but rarely do they come out to the lake and make sure people aren’t breaking the law. “The lake has always been a fantastic place for people to come to and we are proud to have such a safe lake in our district. It’s all about taking individual responsibility and looking out for potential hazards. “If everyone is aware of other traffic around them and jet skiers don’t travel too close to people towing things, like biscuits, then the lake will continue to be very safe,” Mr Donaldson said. Lake Hood is often popular until Easter.

Fridayitis solution - early knockoff By Vaimoana Tapaleao Does your zest for work disappear rapidly on a Friday afternoon? You’re not alone - 70 per cent of us admit we are easily distracted as the weekend approaches. And half of us will give priority to social arrangements over work tasks, according to a survey. The survey by sightseeing and cruise operator Fullers GreatSights

Bay of Islands is a cheeky attempt to persuade Auckland bosses to free staff early on a Friday - so they can head up north and enjoy the tourist attractions. Fullers general manager Charles Parker claims it’s a win-win situation for all. “Savvy employers have the opportunity to motivate staff by allowing them to leave early on a Friday.” Mr Parker said the idea of “Freedom Fridays” would boost staff morale. “The Bay of Islands

is an easy three-hour drive so whether you leave work at 1pm or 6pm on a Friday, you can still get there in time for dinner before enjoying a relaxing weekend away.” The campaign is understood to have been tried in at least one workplace. Staff loved it and staff engagement increased. Leadership consultant Lesley Slade argues there is some merit to the idea. “Smart employers ... have tapped into a motiva-

tor that is more powerful than money - time. Many organisations expect staff to work extra hours when required, so this is a way of rewarding them.” The survey of 452 workers by Perceptive Research showed 70 per cent admitted being easily distracted on Friday afternoon. Fifty-one per cent said they gave priority to social arrangements over work and 80 per cent said being let off early on a Friday would decrease stress. -APNZ

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

• The Ashburton Police clocked a man travelling at 164km/h on State Highway One, near Hinds, early Friday. The man was stopped by police and instantly lost his licence. He will appear in the Ashburton District Court next month. • Ashburton Police arrested a man for obstructing police on Thursday night and shortly after arrested another local man for possession of cannabis. • Police also arrested and charged a male teenager with dangerous driving, driving while forbidden and failing to stop. The 18-year-old will appear in Court on Monday.

• A Breakers’ dozen If the Breakers have shown one thing during their recent winning streak it is their resilience in the face of adversity. That continued at the North Shore Events Centre last night, with the Mika Vukona-inspired defending champions overcoming the Wollongong Hawks 92-84 to make it a dozen straight wins. During the last two months, the Breakers (20-3) have faced seemingly insurmountable deficits, rampant rivals and questionable officiating - but the end result is always the same. And so it was last night, with an undersized frontline crushing the Hawks in the rebounding battle despite having only a few days to prepare for life without - APNZ Will Hudson.

• Black Caps blitzed An England batting storm has seen them claim the Twenty20 series from New Zealand with a 10-wicket win in the deciding game at Westpac Stadium in Wellington last night. The home side were always up against it after they lost the toss and were put in to bat on a ground where the chasing team had won the four previous Twenty20 internationals. New Zealand could only muster 139-8 from their allotted overs. - APNZ 

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Kitten carers desperately needed

“Because of their markings. If you have three black ones and Mid Canterbury Animal Shelter feline these three, these three foster carer Andrea Thompson is desper- will go just like that,” ately seeking fellow foster carers. she said. She has three six-week-olds which she However, she pointed has raised by hand feeding, and another out that Mid Canterbury nine kittens are on the way. Animal Shelter kittens She said she was grateful for the were not free, it was assistance of another foster carer, in $80 for a female and Ashburton, caring for a further nine kit- $60 for a male, and tens, but more were needed. that covered the cost of She said this kitten season was proving desexing. worse than any others she had experiShe said sometimes enced in terms of the number of young people phoning for felines which need caring for until they cats would baulk at Photo Susan Sandys 150213-ss-001 were ready to go to a home. The three she the price and say they Mid Canterbury Animal Shelter feline foster carer Andrea Thompson has her hands full in her busiest kitten currently has are Summer, a grey tabby coudn’t afford it. with white socks, Amy, a dark tabby with “If you can’t afford it, season ever. white socks, and Lillyput, who is choco- you can’t afford to have late coloured. a cat,” she said. They were passed over to her after their Desexing, food and vet costs were an pet cat mother died when they were four- inevitable part of owning a pet, and it was weeks-old. often from pet owners not being responWhen it comes to rehoming her charg- sible in the first place that she found life-threatening injuries. The Castlepoint es, when they are eight to ten weeks, herself so busy in kitten season. By Don Farmer Fire Party and a Life Flight rescue heliMrs Thompson usually doesn’t have any Anyone who thinks they may be suitcopter responded to a 111 call for help problems, and thinks Summer, Amy and able as a foster carer can phone Mrs A bulldozer driver injured when which had to be made from a house in Lillyput will be particularly easy. Thompson on 303-9191. the machine rolled at Mataikona in the area as there was no cellphone or Wairarapa yesterday probably owes his radio coverage. life to a bush cage. The fire party found the man conscious The man, in his 50s, was part of a and had been well cared for by his fellow firewood-cutting crew who were felling workers. and stacking manuka on a block off The Life Flight Trust helicopter respondremote Pack Spur Rd about 11am, when ed with a Wellington Free Ambulance Let us entertain you! the bulldozer plunged downhill. It rolled paramedic. The dozer driver suffered at least three times before coming to rest multiple injuries but none were lifeon its tracks about 200m down the hill. threatening. His injuries are believed to 211a Wills Street, Ashburton Phone 307 2010 The cab on the bulldozer kept the driv- include cuts to the head and rib injuries. er inside and may have saved him from -APNZ By Susan Sandys

Dozer driver cheats death

Crusaders v Bulls Tickets on sale from February 18

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Jackie Bristow - New Zealand Summer Tour 2013

Jackie is back on national tour, stopping over in Ashburton With guest Guitarist Mark Punch, who was extremely popular last year. Relax listening to finely crafted tunes and perfectly delivered vocals in the casual atmosphere of the Woodham foyer. Wed Feb 20, 7.30pm Tickets: Adults $25 (incl fees)

The Lepidopterist - The Butterfly Collector The Lepidopterist is a charming and at times darkly funny theatrical treat, exploring certain aspects of human nature that many share. This visual show is for all ages. Hell-bent on completing his collection, the Lepidopterist hunts-down and finally comes face-to-face with his last outstanding objective. The case ensues in the form of action-packed comedy, combining feats of spectacular visual circus with poignant buffoonery and some really interesting facts about butterflies and the hobbyists who seek them out including grislier ones about collecting them. The multi-skilled, saw-playing, Swiss circus performer, and bespoke violin-maker, Pascal Ackermann has surely netted a winner here after his return from the UK, where he has been collaborating with an award-winning theatre team for this event. Tickets: Adults $30, Senior $25, Children $15 (incl fees)

Schweppes Lemonade, Schweppes Tonic Water, Schweppes Soda, Schweppes Dry Ginger Ale, Schweppes Soda Lemon Twist, 330ml Clear Glass Bottles Best Before Dates: 10 January 2014 to 30 January 2014 Coca-Cola Amatil is initiating a recall of the above range of 330ml Glass Bottles due to risk of glass fragments in bottles. Affected products may have been sold in packs of four or sold individually from supermarkets, cafés, licenced premises and other retail outlets throughout New Zealand. Problem: The recall of these products is due to a fault in a small number of glass bottles within these batches which may have chipped finishes and glass fragments.

Fri 22 + Sat 23, 8pm, Sun 24, 2pm

The Eastern (Arts on Tour NZ)

Often referred to as New Zealand’s hardest working band, The Eastern have made it a point of pride as well as a way of life to pack up their banjo, fiddle, six string and double bass and hit the road. Sun March 3, 7.30pm Tickets $25, $22.50 each for 2 or 3; $20 each for 4 or more. Door sales $25. (incl fees)

JGeeks - National Tu Meke tour JGeeks are an independent New Zealand Maori comedy music group formed in 2010. Do you remember them from NZ got talent? They danced themselves into the final with their contemporary kapa haka. Tickets selling fast!

Sunday 3 March 7pm

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Mobile homes gather By Susan Sandys The South Island Mobile Home Extravaganza gets underway today at the Ashburton A&P showgrounds. Caravans, campervans and flash house buses, ranging in value up to $700,000 each, began filing into the grounds yesterday with drivers having made the trip from around the country. Event organisers Murray and Bev Meadows are keen motor home owners themselves, and yesterday said they were looking forward to meeting many others as the event got underway. The couple, who live near Ashburton, have been running the annual extravaganza in the town for about 11 years. Their mobile home is a Nissan nine metre 1993 bus, which they have owned for seven years and travelled the country in.

“We have been away for nine months at a time and been really, really comfy in here,” Mrs Meadows said. When they bought the bus it had no seats and they have decked it out to become a fully self-contained bus which even has a ‘flicker fire’ with a flue. They used to take their budgie with them on holidays, strapping its cage into a passenger seat and letting the bird out to sit on their shoulders and chatter away, until he died recently. “We miss him and we hope to one day get another one,” Mrs Meadows said. They have named their bus Senior Moments, as they admit in their 70s their memory is not what it used to be. The couple yesterday had a team of fellow motor home owners helping them out, some of “no fixed abode” who enjoyed the motor home lifestyle too much to have a concrete address.


Rick Hanson and his gypsy style house bus Suzi came all the way from Waimate for the extravaganza.

Nan and Bill, of no fixed abode, popped in to the show to pick up salmon which one of their friends was storing for them in their freezer. Their lifestyle allowed Bill to fish as much as he liked, and he was currently enjoying catching his bag limit each day. Rick Hanson of Waimate was at the show in his 30-year-old fully self-contained gypsy style mobile home which he had painted red and decorated with brass plates after buying it eight years ago. Because it is on an Isuzu truck chassis he has named it Suzi. He is in the process of selling his home in Waimate and may live in the mobile home full-time. “But not here, up Nelson where it’s warmer,” he said. “I love driving.” Two Christchurch couples Meryl and Ivan Sell and Merv and Lorraine Hogan were at the show to view the many motorhome accessories which were to be on display. “It’s a good show here, some of our friends who are coming here this is their 13th year,” Mr Hogan said. They belonged to the New Zealand Motor Home Association and were outside their motorhomes in portable chairs having a mid-morning chat as they waited for other members to arrive. “If you come back tomorrow there will be a big crowd of us all on the booze,” Mr Hogan said. Mr and Mrs Sell said they used to do up to 9000 kilometres per year in their motor home, and hoped to travel more now that they were retired.

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South Island Mobile Home Extravaganza event organisers Murray and Bev Meadows and their Senior Moments bus have been inseparable for seven years.

RIGHT: Mobile home owners Meryl Sell (far left) and husband Ivan (far right) and Merv and Lorraine Hogan were enjoying the sun and each other’s company as preparations were underway for this weekend’s extravaganza yesterday.


Stolen money spent By Edward Gay


Do you know an environmental champion? The Minister for the Environment is seeking nominations for the 2013 Green Ribbon Awards. These awards will be made for: • Protecting our biodiversity • Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions

• Communication and education • Community leadership

• Caring for our water

• Small business leadership

• Minimising our waste

• Large business leadership

• Protecting our coasts and oceans

• Public sector leadership • Green economy.

An information sheet and online nomination form are available at Nominations to be submitted by 12.00pm Monday 25 March 2013.

Tens of thousands of dollars withdrawn by an Auckland man who was later burnt to death has been spent, according to police. Two men charged with the fiery murder of Shalvin Prasad appeared in Manukau District Court yesterday but their names will be kept secret for at least a week. The men, aged 18 and 20, from Papatoetoe, were dressed in blue boiler suits and flanked by police officers when they made a brief appearance in court. Judge Jonathan Moses granted the pair name suppression and also turned down media applications to photograph the pair in the dock. Police and the pair’s lawyer John Munro argued that the investigation was still at an early stage and any identifying details of the pair could harm their right to a fair trial. In granting the wide-ranging suppression orders, Judge Moses said the pair could lose suppression in a week’s time when they will be back before the court. They were remanded in custody. The arrests come as police are talking to a third man

who could be charged as an accomplice. Outside court yesterday, Detective Inspector Dave Lynch said police were unlikely to be able to recover the money, referring to the tens of thousands of dollars Mr Prasad withdrew from an ATM shortly before his death. “But we believe we can account for the majority of it ... We are not looking for a pile of cash.” Asked if the money was spent, Mr Lynch said: “There are a variety of ways we think it has been spent.” He would not say what the money was spent on. Mr Lynch said one of the men was known to Mr Prasad but was not a family member. Mr Prasad’s family were told of the arrests on Thursday night as they neared the end of the traditional two-week mourning period. Friends were visiting the Prasads’ two-storey family home in south Auckland yesterday. A spokesman for the family said “We just go day by day” but did not want to comment further. Police turned to criminal profilers for clues to why Prasad, a gentle man who loved his family, was burned alive on the side of the road.

The burning body of Mr Prasad, 21, was found on McRobbie Rd in Kingseat south of Auckland on January 31 - several hours after he withdrew tens of thousands of dollars from his bank account and left his Rav 4 outside an industrial building in Papatoetoe. Police believe the supermarket worker was alive when he was set alight. Police are still seeking items belonging to Mr Prasad. They included his Rav 4 car key, his house key, a steering wheel lock key attached to a single plain ring with a piece of paper attached with either Rav 4 or ZG1674 written on it, a wallet of black and white imitation leather with a puzzle design, an ASB eftpos card and his driver’s licence. They were also interested in any sightings of a distinctive lime green 2008 Holden Commodore SV6 and/or a 2001 silver/grey Nissan Bluebird Sylphy between the Papakura CBD area and Kingseat in the evening of January 30 from 9pm through to the early morning of January 31. Any information in relation to the investigation can be given to police on 09 295 0311 or to Crime-stoppers on 0800 555 111. -APNZ


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Two critically hurt By Matthew Theunissen

Two people were critically injured when a van full of Taiwanese tourists and a another carrying a shearing gang collided in King Country yesterday afternoon. The head-on crash, which involved 18 people, occurred on River Rd in Tokirima, west of Taumarunui, about 3pm. An ambulance spokesman said two people were critically injured in the crash, one with abdominal injuries and the other with head and leg injuries. Both were taken to Waikato Hospital by the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter.

A police spokesman said 11 people were injured in total. Taumarunui Fire Station chief Barry Fisher said there were “bodies everywhere” when they arrived at the isolated scene. “It was out in the country and not much radio contact.” A nearby farmer had notified authorities and used a crowbar to free one person who was trapped before emergency services arrived. Mr Fisher said one of the vans appeared to have driven onto the wrong side of the road. The shearing van had been carrying a trailer which had jack-knifed. Senior Sergeant Grant Alabaster said there were eight tourists in one van and 10 local workers in the other. - APNZ

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The Methven Masonic Lodge presented $750 educational scholarships to five former Mount Hutt College students this week. It also presented a $500 grant to Methven Primary School and a $250 grant to Our Lady of the Snows School. Pictured (from left) are Francis Sandys, Sommer O’Shea, Jake Bell, Methven Masonic Lodge worshipful master Peter Rusbatch, Methven Primary principal Chris Murphy, Sophie Brennan, OLOS principal Tony Lamb, and Toni Wilson. Mr Rusbatch said the group had presented the scholarships annually since selling a block of land it owed next door to the lodge on Chapman Street about seven years ago. The interest from the sale could be used for charitable purposes only. He said the group liked to encourage educational achievement, and this year’s crop of students were as well deserving as any. “We thought they were exceptional,” Mr Rusbatch said.

Business estate beginning to pay its way Ashburton’s north-east business estate is beginning to pay its way, with nine sections sold and another cluster tagged for an agribusiness park. While construction in the park is still in its infancy, council property manager John Rooney confirmed that three more section sales, with a total value of $1.2 million had recently been confirmed. The park is designed to meet the growing need for commercial and industrial space in the district over a 35-year period. Its largest tenant is EA Networks, and with the lines company’s code of compliance on its new building signed off, it has delivered a tidy $2.619 million cheque to the council for the land it now occupies. Among the nine confirmed sales there is a good mix of local businesses who are expanding and out-of-towners relocating, Mr Rooney said. “This fits in very well with where the council is at. We know we’re within the wider Canterbury market and we know our prices are competitive. The big thing for people who are looking to come here is that they are moving into a place that has a good physical and social infrastructure already in place.” With nine sales now confirmed, Mr Rooney said the rate at which the park was developing was on target with its projections.

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Ashburton College pupils (from left) Libby Fenwick, Ashleigh Bagrie, Shayla Hollis, Serenity Timothy, Liberty Ross and Neave Wyber-Bell get into the festive spirit at the college’s preliminary athletics day.

College rocks on prelims day By Myles Hume There may have been a doubleseater bike and some creative costumes roaming about, but Ashburton College’s preliminary athletics day wasn’t lacking in competitive spirit yesterday. About 1200 pupils, dressed in their red, blue orange or green house colours, descended on the Ashburton Domain Oval and college grounds to vie for what is traditionally the biggest opportunity for house points and for spots in the college’s athletics finals. Orange and blue house tents were popped up in opposing corners of the oval yesterday to provide shelter and entertainment for each group of competitors, with blaring music, couches and an inflatable raft filled with icecold drinks doing the rounds. “It’s a great way for everyone to get into the house spirit and mix with pupils of all sporting ability,” deputy principal Grant Congdon said. Encouragement and fun were in abundance, highlighted by the tandem bike trailing around the 400 metre track, urging on orange house competitors to get out in front. Although it was purely a day of participation for some, for others it was an opportunity to qualify

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for the college’s athletics finals in a fortnight. Pupils were split into competitive and non-competitive groups, and took part in 10 events which involved high jump, shot put, four running events and a cricket ball throw, among others. The college’s head of sport Trevor Cochrane said it was important the pupils got involved to work towards claiming the house trophy at the end of the year, which was snapped up in a narrow victory by blue house

Annie McDonald took her blue house costume to the next level yesterday, dressed as a genie.


last year. “They all have to make an honest effort in the events and they then generate a point for their house. The more events they take part in the better it is for their house,” Mr Cochrane said. Mr Congdon said there was a lot of potential athletes floating about and he was already scouting pupils with raw talent. Ashburton College’s athletics finals day takes place in two weeks before the Aoraki interschool championships.


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Old consents, plans, to be destroyed Stacks of old plans and building consents housed at the Ashburton District council will soon be destroyed. As part of the council’s work to create electronic records of all of its files, it has carried out a rationalisation exercise to decide what should be kept and what could be discarded. This work is being carried out ahead of the relocation of the majority of council’s records from its basement into the archive facility that will be part of Ashburton’s

Heart of skipping Netherby School pupils took to the Ashburton chessboard yesterday to show their support for the Heart Foundation’s Heart Appeal Week. Pupils grabbed the skipping ropes and put on a display for the public, encouraging members of the community to join in. Netherby School principal Andrew Leverton said the demonstration was a good way to encourage physical activity, as well as show their support for a good cause. Heart Appeal week finishes today.

new museum. It called on the services of the Chief Archivist at Archives New Zealand for advice and has now received sign off on permission to dispose of plans and consents for buildings considered to have little significance. It must, however, keep plans and consents of all buildings with historic, community or architectural significance, even if these have been demolished. A large quantity of finance records have also been destroyed.

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To jab or not to jab By Sam Morton As we all continue to enjoy summer, it is a daring thought to consider that winter is right around the corner. As most of us will know from last year, with winter comes flu and with flu comes impact ... sometimes serious. Last year, two Mid Canterbury residents died from flu symptoms, while hundreds, possibly thousands, left the district’s workforce heavily understaffed as they battled the dreaded flu, bed-ridden and behind closed doors. At the Guardian, we’ve been having an interesting debate around the effectiveness of receiving the flu vaccination – asking should we or shouldn’t we have the vaccine? As the health reporter, I immediately set out to convince my chief reporter and editor why they should join the revolution this year - as both remain sceptical of the defence mechanism. So here goes.

Influenza vaccinations have proved to be the single most preventative health measure a person can take to protect themselves from the potentially fatal disease. They have been rated and collectively labelled as the most effective preventative method in the history of medicine. Convincing enough? Well, maybe not. In short, hundreds more residents would die in New Zealand every year from flu – if it wasn’t for the vaccine readily available. A common misconception that the flu jab can actually aid your sickness and voluntarily give you the flu has been scientifically proven as total rubbish. According to Canterbury’s medical officer of health Alistair Humphrey, there is no reason not to take the step and he is urging all residents, of all ages, to seek the vaccine this winter. “Here in Canterbury we have a very good coverage and most of those eligible do get the injection - we save a lot of lives in Canterbury ... I have no doubt about that,” Dr Humphrey said.


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f we take another look at the way how our year is structured, I mean in the Southern Hemisphere, it builds to a climax at the end of the calendar year with Christmas. Almost all who have been working so very hard during the year are given holiday breaks. This break I believe depends upon the nature of the job you have. Some have longer breaks than others and some have to settle for a shorter break. Anyway, by this time of the year things seems to be back to normal again and it’s all on. But for the church year, the climax is actually Easter. And Lent is the season that builds up to that climax. Funny for some, this so-called climax comes early in the year. But from the Church and Christian point of view, Lent is a time to think about the events in Jesus’ life from his temptation to his death on the cross and look forward to the excitement of the resurrection. These are events that are hard to just look at from outside. We get drawn into them. As Christ was tested - so are we. As Christ conquered death - so are we. I have just read an article written by Andrew Gamman and he wrote: “We get so busy and tied up with our daily round of events that we seldom stop to think about the big questions. Lent is an appropriate time to step aside for a season and consider: What it is all about? What’s going on in my life? Where do I being? To who do I belong? “So we begin our Lenten journey today as we consider the story of the temptation of Christ.” To conclude, I want us to consider these questions and as we journey towards Easter, may we be able to find answers in different ways and experiences that would enable us to see life in a different way. Blessing to you all. Rev Tevita Taufalele, Ashburton Methodist Parish.

“(However), as a country we can do better and there are many unnecessary deaths because people, for whatever reason, continue to buy in to all these myths and untrue statements circling in some communities. “While all vaccinations have the potential to produce some reaction for some people, the number of people that have a serious reaction to the flu vaccine is very, very low ... we are talking one in a million,” he said. Convinced yet? More than 400 people die in New Zealand every year, directly or indirectly from influenza. Admittedly, the victims tend to be elderly residents, but as Dr Humphrey points out – the fit and the healthy are in no way immune. In fact, the first person to die from swine flu in New Zealand was from Mid Canterbury, he said.

I’m s u r e my supervisors wouldn’t be alone in their world of flu scepticism, but surely when one looks at the statistics – it’s mad not to take every possible step to protect yourself. Business owners should also be looking at the flu season with some interest too, as Dr Humphrey believes funding the flu vaccine for all employees can have huge production benefits throughout the year. “Flu is a serious illness and once you’ve had it, you will certainly know about it,” he said. “For a vaccine that costs around $20, it has to be the most cost-effective system to protect your workforce and keep your employees working. “If they get the flu, then at best they will be away for a week. It can impact many people in many different ways and ultimately the evidence around flu is very, very strong and truly

speaks for itself,” he said. Dr Humphrey added that although the vaccine wasn’t 100 per cent effective, the impact for those who didn’t have the jab would be far worse than those who received the vaccine. “You only have to look back to the last century when vaccine wasn’t available and the pain and uncomforting situations many people found themselves in. “In this century we are fortunate to have the vaccine and there is no proven argument as to why people should not be having the vaccine ... it’s that simple,” he said. To sum up, the decision really is a matter of life and death – but in reality and in my view only, should be a no-brainer. Unless anything changes, I guess the Guardian will be without an editor and chief reporter for a week this winter. Though, I’m sure Dr Humphrey will send them both a get well soon card with the words; “told you so” written unsympathetically inside.

Test for firefighters Swap finally made By Sam Morton Ashburton firefighters are gearing up to show their skills this morning, as the annual Waterways Challenge comes to town. The challenge, hosted by the Canterbury Provincial Firefighters Association, will see more than 50 of the region’s best firefighters go hose-to-hose in the lead up to the national championships next month in Cromwell. Local Ashburton brigade member Warren Maslin, who has also helped bring the challenge to Ashburton, said he was looking forward to getting involved at Mona Square. “It will be great to get back

into it. Sadly, the local interest has dwindled over the years and we are trying to drum up some interest among some of the other brigades. “It’s a great event and Mid Canterbury needs to get behind it,” Mr Maslin said. His fellow team-mates Chris Roulston, Andrew Price and Craig Wakelin will help Mr Maslin fly the local flag high with pride – as they look to bring the title home to Mid Canterbury. Activities include replacing hoses, running hose reels out and pumping water to name just a few. Action gets underway from 9am, followed by presentations and a barbecue.

It’s taken 13 years, an Environment Court hearing and thousands of dollars in costs but finally the Ashburton District Council has achieved a land exchange on Rangitata Terrace. In 2000 the council decided it wanted to formalise access arrangements into the Rangitata River at the Cracroft intake at Shepherds Bush. It wanted to close parts of an unformed road and create a new formal access by a legal road over the water race intake maintenance track. It publicly notified its intention, objections were

lodged and the issue went to the Environment Court. Nine years later the court issued an interim decision in favour of the council. Completing the project would have cost $15,000 and the council put the work on hold. It saw light again when the owner of Shepherds Bush Station said he would carry out the work as part of his farm roading programme if the council would enter into a land exchange for the road that was being closed and the land needed for an easement. The work will now be carried out at no cost to the council.

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Polytech avoids cuts to funds By Myles Hume

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Ashburton Mayor Angus McKay (left) and Advance Ashburton Community Foundation chairman Neil Sinclair (right, rear) with the winners of this year’s $22,000 worth of scholarships presented by the foundation.

Foundation hands out scholarships By Sue Newman More than $20,000 was handed out in scholarships this week by the Advance Ashburton Community Foundation. The money, generated from funds donated to the foundation by people in the Ashburton District, was given to 13 individuals over a range of scholarship categories. As new donors are involved with the foundation, the number and range of scholarships increases, said the grants committee chairman Trevor Croy. This year’s scholarship programme included the Ashburton United Friendly Societies Dispensary Scholarships, Jaycee Outward Bound, Jaycee Industry Training, Alister Smyth scholarship and the Advance Ashburton Community Foundation. “This year we have scholarships worth $22,000 and the process of deciding these has been a big job. We’ve had the chance to meet some fine young people and some courageous older people who are embarking on retraining or going to Outward Bound,” he said. A total of 51 applications were received across the five categories. Funds are held by the Advance



Ashburton Community Foundation from a number of sponsors. Some have quite specific guidelines about what the scholarship money should be used for while others are quite open, Mr Croy said. “This year we met some very special people and we wanted to reward more applicants than we had specific funding for. We had funding for nine scholars but wanted to award 13 so we found additional general funds to make that possible.” This year’s winners were: Jaycee Outward Bound discovery course for 27 to 40 year olds: Kimberly Patea, a civil plant operator for Ashburton Contracting Ltd. Alister Smyth scholarships of $1000 per scholar: Samantha McLay and Isobel Ferguson, first year Health Sciences students at Otago University. Neil and Jeanette Sinclair scholarships of $1000 per scholar: Abbie Muir, first year Health Sciences student at Otago University; Elyse Andrews second year Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology student at Canterbury University. Jaycee Industry training scholarship at $1000 per scholar: Reuben Matthews, completing year one of a four year adult apprenticeship in auto-






motive heavy engineering; Thomas Soal, recently completed an apprenticeship as a builder; Carmen Sutton, completing the first year of her adult apprenticeship to become a builder; Chris Swan just starting an adult apprenticeship to become a builder. United Friendly Society Dispensary Scholarship, $4000: Jessica Young, final year pharmacy student at Otago University; Abby Andrews, just completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Otago University and starting a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Auckland University. Advance Ashburton Scholarships: Nick Instone, completed a Bachelor of Science degree and now starting a Bachelor of Medicine and surgery at Otago University; Sarah Robinson, ambulance officer at Methven studying to become a paramedic through the Auckland University of Technology. Advance Ashburton Community Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to benefiting the Ashburton District. It accepts donated funds which are invested in the foundation and it then distributes the income those funds earns to worthwhile community organisations and causes. Funds are also disbursed in the form of scholarships to individuals.







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Aoraki Polytechnic has avoided new Government funding cuts that have been unleashed on underperforming tertiary institutions. On Wednesday, several tertiary education providers, including Massey University, Auckland University and the Southern Institute of Technology, revealed they are set to lose thousands of dollars in subsidies. The Government has based its funding rules on course qualifications and completions. Despite facing a challenging past two years, Aoraki Polytechnic, which has a campus in Ashburton, confirmed it was not affected by the cuts and the future was looking bright. “Many of our 2012 graduates were offered jobs before they graduated last year, with others finding employment and apprenticeships on completion of their programme,” Aoraki Polytechnic acting chief executive Alex Cabrera said. Alex Cabrera The positive news comes after two years of financial losses amounting to more than $2 million and the prediction of 328 fewer full-time equivalent students than expected. Mr Cabrera pointed to the Tertiary Education Commission’s latest figures which showed a 26 per cent increase in qualification completion at levels three and four, and an 11 per cent increase in qualification completion across the polytechnic in 2011. Trades courses at the polytechnic were in demand and, in some cases, whole classes had graduated and gone on to start apprenticeships. Some of the affected organisations said they are being punished for enrolling students who need a lot of help. But Aoraki Polytechnic has seen success with its Youth Guarantee Scheme which offers courses for 16 and 17-year-olds students who have left secondary school. “Aoraki Polytechnic was one of just six polytechnics awarded funding out of the tendered budget for level one and two,” Mr Cabrera said. “And Aoraki has been allocated 50 placements, an increase from 35 last year, for the Youth Guarantee Scheme.” A report on the polytechnic’s 2012 performance will be available in the coming months.


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Marlie Ross, 5, enjoys the flying fox.

Rose Stevens, 7, Dean Woods, Brodyn Gabites, 8, and shade of the tall trees.

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A family admires the marigold beds.

n the 1870s the designated area for the domain was a barren patch on the windswept plains. In an early Guardian article Matthew Smith, of Cameron Street, described the scene. “There was a time,” Mr Smith said, “when from my front door I could see the trains coming past Dromore. Then the domain area was a jungle of scrubby broom, wild Irishman (speargrass), and tussock. The county itself then was a treeless plain. “The domain was then a barren waste and the old watercourse depressions in it gave the place a more desolate appearance.” Thirty years on James Young took up the story, as he reflected on his reign as curator of the domain in a subsequent article. When asked for a then and now comparison Mr Young replied: “Well, you must take into consideration that the previous curator had to meet things pretty well in the rough; but there is no comparison. “It was in very rugged order, no walks in anything like decent form – and walks are the things that beautify a ground.” “There were a few overcrowded shrubbery beds, with some flowers at the Coronation Gates entrance and near the curator’s residence.” A water wheel was built to irrigate the grounds in 1905, provided the impetus for change, enabling Mr Young to establish the lush, green space and shady trees we

In the heart of Mid Canterbury lies a green oasis, the result of a vision held by the town’s first European settlers. Chief reporter MICHELLE NELSON looks at the Ashburton Domain as it was and as it is now.

The tranquil waterways attract people and birdlife. enjoy today. From the early days, the domain has been a hive of sporting activity, and in the winter months ice skating was once a popular and social pastime. In 1900 and 1903 the ponds

were frozen over to the upper reaches, and so enthusiastic were the followers of the sport that a bylaw had to be enacted, prohibiting skating on Sundays. Several carnivals were held, and skaters

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came from distant parts of the colony. The dam near the Coronation Gates was put in shortly after the water supply was turned on to the town, and the lower dam was constructed in 1886.

The third dam, to form the (original swimming) baths, was put in shortly after the borough took control in 1890. The baths were divided in two with a wire separating boys from girls, and signage

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Townsfolk gather at the original pavilion.

The band rotunda was a popular spot.

Skaters take advantage of a chilly winter.

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Roxy Conner, 5, cycle in the

Jackson Soal, 1, and Cooper Johnson,2, with Brenda and John Costello, in the playground.

Simon, Josh, 7, Luke, 4, and Tracey Rees, Lily Wheeler, 2, Karen Middleton and Chris Wheeler picnic near the playground.

of Ashburtonians’ lives

Boys line up on the diving board at the old baths. decreed everyone over the age of 14 wear a “full” bathing suit. Today the area contains wellappointed areas for cricket, football, croquet, tennis, hockey and athletics.

The original baths.

In the midst of this tranquility, it seems the domain has always offered the necessary seclusion for a spot of mischief. The board deemed that it needed a set of bylaws, and

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among those adopted were injunctions against shooting and fishing, a dire fate for stray dogs and a prohibition against carrying burdens into the domain, or leaving empty bottles, glasses, crockery,

papers, remnants of food or other litter in the grounds. The presence of disorderly persons, vagrants and persons of ill repute, trespassing on garden borders, any class of trading or the holding of

unsanctioned meetings, was also off-limits. Scorching was a new fad in the first decade of the 1900s. It involved reckless cyclists riding two abreast or at breakneck speed, and the records show the domain had its own “scorching cyclist” causing the board angst for several years. An incident recorded in 1911 describes how a four-yearold child was injured when knocked over by the scorching cyclist, forcing the domain board considered banning cyclists altogether. The plants and waterfowl have also been fair game over the years. “Considerable annoyance has been caused to the board at various times by mischievous persons killing the waterfowl, and rewards of £25 offered for the conviction of any such offenders. “The flower-stealer at times has been much in evidence, while the ducks’ nests on the island have, according to record, not been free from molestation by the small boys.” No doubt, domain staff and police are still dealing with many of the same petty crimes today. However, the hard work and commitment of those pioneers who dreamed of creating a jewel in the heart of Ashburton have paid off for us all. Visit the domain on any warm day and you will find families enjoying all that it has to offer, people picnicking under trees, playing impromptu games or strolling alongside the waterways.


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f you see two women on the shady side of 50 pedalling their way around the district next week, don’t blast them off the road, give them a wave or stop and have a yarn. Those struggling cyclists will be reporter Sue Newman and photographer Jacqui Beardsley who’re riding the district’s by-ways and highways looking from the grass roots up, at the place we call home. We’ll be talking to locals, checking out whatever they’re doing over the fence or in their back yard and we’ll be recording our journey for the rest of the district to read. We won’t be in a hurry, we’ll be happy to stop, to talk, to have a coffee, spend a while getting to know who you are and what you do. Our trip is about the people who make this district great. If we wave you down, don’t keep driving – stop. We’re pretty harmless. The most we’ll ask is five minutes of your time. We’ll want to know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it and we’ll want to take your photo – you and your dog, you and your tractor, you and your other half in the garden. Whatever you’re doing, we’re interested. We’ll be happy to accept the odd coffee or glass of water and we won’t be too proud to cadge a ride if the going gets tough. If you spot us toiling away in the blazing sun or drowning in an unexpected shower and you’re driving a truck stop, offer us a lift and we’ll chuck our bikes on the back. That’s not cheating, it’s common sense. We’re not doing this to be heroes, we’re doing it because it sounded like fun (and fun is not supposed to hurt!). There’s also a chance that our bikes could go bad – flat tyres or chains that come off. If that happens then we’ll need help – or a ride. Hopefully fixing bike woes

endlessly into the distance. Avoiding the worst of these inevitably means there are large tracts of the districts we won’t be seeing, but at the end of the day one narrow ribbon of Mid Canterbury road sans trees or houses, looks just like another. And this is about people. Where there are no houses there are no people. Our journey will begin early Monday morning. We plan to head out through Tinwald, towards the coast and end the day in Hinds. That’s the plan. The fine detail depends on who we see and who is happy to share some time with us along the way. On Tuesday we’ll cycle from Hinds to Mayfield. Finding a route that was anything other than mind (and butt) numbingly boring was tough. We think we’ve found one, but again where we go and what we do depends on the people we meet along the way. Day three is likely to take us from Mayfield to Methven, but anything could happen along the scenic highway. We’re not making any commitments to reaching our end point on this day. The journey will end when the journey ends. And that makes day four an unknown. We’ve tentatively pegged this as the day we cycle from Methven to Rakaia, but where that day begins depends on the people we meet and the places we go on day three. And because there has Photo tetsuro mitomo 120213-TM-119 to be flexibility in our plan, Have map, will travel – cyclist Sue Newman and Jacqui Beardsley checking out a route before they head there’s every chance Rakaia out on their mission to cycle the Ashburton District. will be our journey’s end. Whether our trip takes four days or five depends on what cover as much as we can and when we roll by, then we’ll is all in a day’s work for a happens on the road, how also stop off for a while. hopefully get to meet dozens handy farmer. we’re treated by the weather We’ve driven the roads of people along the way. Our route is rough. Gods – and what happens we’re likely to ride and some Where there’s a school We’ll start and finish in to our bodies. While intrepid of them are now off the list we’ll stop if it’s within school Ashburton. Most days we travellers can deal with most – too long and straight, the hours, but we won’t make all plan to ride around 40–50 conditions, torrential rain shingle’s too rough, there are schools in all corners of the kilometres. In five days we might be one condition too simply no houses in sight. district. Where there’s a café won’t get to every corner of far so like all good plans, And there are a lot of long, or a pub we’ll probably stop the district; there are too ours has a contingency day straight roads out there, soul too and who knows, if you’re many long, straight roads to built in. in your front yard or paddock destroying roads that stretch make that possible, but we’ll

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A great sense of pride By Coen Lammers editor


he Halberg Awards this week must have put a smile on many faces around Mid Canterbury. With Hamish Bond taking out the supreme award together with rowing partner Eric Murray, many of Bond’s old school mates and current students at Chertsey School and Ashburton Intermediate would have felt a great sense of pride. The pairs’ gold medal at the London Olympics was a massive achievement but to be picked ahead of all the other terrific sporting achievements by New Zealanders over 2012 was yet another accolade to put their performance alongside those of some of this country’s greatest athletes. Few will argue with the rowers taking the top honour after dominating their event for four years and smashing their opposition in their Olympic final. The awards however always attract criticism and talkback radio was already The pairs’ running redhot yesterday gold medal at arguing for Valerie Adams and Mahe the London Drysdale as Olympics was preferred winners of the supreme a massive award. achievement, Adams herself was a deserved but to be recipient of the picked ahead Sportswoman of the Year of all the other award, for a staggering seventh terrific sporting consecutive time, achievements but this year the competition was in 2012 was stronger than yet another ever with Olympic kayak champion accolade Lisa Carrington and BMX star Sarah Walker also in the hunt for that prize. In fact, many felt that Paralympic superstar Sophie Pascoe or golfing sensation Lydia Ko could have been worthy successors for Adams’ crown. Instead they had to be content with the awards for best disabled athlete and emerging talent respectively. Pascoe, with her six-medal haul at the London Paralympics on top of her five medals in Beijing in 2008 would have been an obvious choice to succeed Adams but the value of a stack of Paralympic medals is clearly not yet on a par with the ‘real thing’. The wonderful young woman she is, Pascoe declined to enter into that debate and instead said she was proud to be such an effective ambassador for disabled sport. But how many medals does she have to win for the conservative judging panel, which is obsessed with Olympic sports, to truly take disabled sport seriously? Ignoring the predicable disagreements about the merit of one sport against another, the Halberg Awards was a wonderful celebration of New Zealand sport and the incredible year we all enjoyed watching them.

Ill-informed guesses ‘not on’ A

n already earthquake-rocked Canterbury rolled with the punches again late last year when the Government announced a considerable number of Christchurch schools would be amalgamated, moved, or closed. Children already emotionally battered by the effects of the quakes and aftershocks which caused inestimable chaos in their lives, were faced with more instability and disruption. For parents, it was just another bolt from the blue. School staff performed above and beyond the call of duty in attempts to quell some of the anxiety and mental anguish of their vulnerable charges. The fear still surfaces with each aftershock. Yet one of my family members, an experienced principal, doesn’t know if he’ll have a job, or indeed a school. In addition, over the summer, many teachers have had to deal with the stresses of dealing with a totally dysfunctional pay system, which leaves them not knowing if they’ll have the price of a loaf of bread and a bottle of milk come pay day. One of my nieces was paid more than two thousand dollars just before Christmas for half a day’s relieving she did at a Canterbury school more than a year ago. She has not worked at that particular school since, and was paid promptly and efficiently at the time. Now we hear that half a dozen new schools will be built in Christchurch.


by David Fletcher

By Felicity Stacey Clark FOOD FOR THOUGHT

New Zealand conducts a regular census. I was a census district supervisor a few years ago. During our training it was pointed out to us that statistics derived from the Census identify the various population cohorts, and are used to plan where the various education, health and other community facilities are most needed in the coming years. The last census was postponed because of earthquake disruption, and is now to be held next month. This means not only that the current statistics are out-dated, but also that absolutely up-to-date information will be collected in a few weeks. It seems to me absolute lunacy to embark on opening, closing, merging or whatever of schools with this information just around the next shaky corner. Another consideration, in Canterbury this census may not be entirely accurate. People are still displaced, staying with friends or family, living in caravans or garages or hiding away from what has been a pretty hostile and frightening world in the past couple of years. Many still have no clue about the

future of their current or former homes. I doubt that many of them will follow the Wizard of Christchurch’s example and head out to sea in a leaky boat to avoid the census, but there are always people who, for their own shaky reasons, do what they can to avoid being counted. Others have left town with the avowed intent of returning to Canterbury once things are clearer and more stable. If, for example, the Ministry of Education wanted to know today how many four-year-olds would be needing schooling in the near future; it would have to hazard a guess. Today’s four-year-olds weren’t born when the last census was conducted. How do we estimate how many preschoolers there are, and what their education needs might be? So called “educated guesses” might be all very well in some circumstances, but in the chaotic upheaval after the Canterbury earthquakes, I’m pretty sure guesses are more likely to be uneducated. How many families in the upheaval which followed the February earthquake were more worried about safety and survival than registering their newborns? In my view, the role of the Ministry of Education is to provide the opportunity for each or our children to learn how to learn. It appears that those running the show have a fair bit to learn themselves.

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Weekend 500,000 - If 15-year-

old Lydia Ko were a professional golfer, she would have already earned more than half a million dollars. But Ko, who last weekend became the first Kiwi woman to win the New Zealand Open, is an amateur and hasn’t made a cent from her 12 professional tournaments.


- Eight-year-old Louie Chandulal scored 104 not out from just five overs for Parnell Cricket Club’s Redmond team last weekend. Chandulal, whose family recently hosted the Black Caps for a game of backyard cricket on Campbell Live, hit eight straight sixes in a knock which earned him player of the day.


- Dutch wheelchair tennis player Esther Vergeer announced her retirement on Tuesday after an astonishing unbroken run of 470 wins spanning more than 10 years. Vergeer has been ranked No 1 in the world since 1999 and has not lost a singles match since January 2003.


- The number of successive seasons in which Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has scored a goal. With his goal in


United’s 2-0 win over Everton on Monday, Giggs became the only player to score in all 21 editions of the Premier League and, at 39, is the second-oldest scorer in the competition’s history.



- Valerie Adams on Thursday night won her seventh straight sportswoman of the year title at the Halberg Awards. Adams, who won shot put gold at the London Olympics, bested fellow gold-medallist Lisa Carrington and golf prodigy Lydia Ko to claim the award.


- Ian Butler conceded only nine runs and took two wickets from four overs in New Zealand’s 55-run win over England in the second Twenty20 match in Hamilton on Tuesday. Butler’s miserly effort was the secondmost economical spell by a New Zealander in T20s, behind Daniel Vettori’s 3-6 against Bangladesh in Hamilton

in 2010.


- New Zealand hockey international Anita Punt showed her potential in athletics by running a wind-assisted 100m in 11.72 seconds in Hamilton last weekend. Punt has only taken up sprinting this year and the Porritt Classic event marked just her fourth 100m race.


- New Wellington Phoenix striker Corey Gameiro, who has joined the club on loan from English Premier League side Fulham, recently turned 20 and has been charged with breathing life in to the Phoenix’s season. The Wellingtonians travel to Brisbane to meet the Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

Force across the Tasman. Since the first game of Super Rugby was contested between the Blues and Hurricanes in Palmerston North on March 1, 1996 the competition has grown from 12 teams to 15.


- American basketballer LeBron James set an NBA record this week by managing six straight games with at least 30 points while shooting above 60 per cent from the floor. James broke the record in the Miami Heat’s 117-104 win over Portland, the 1000th regular season victory in the Heat’s history. 



- Tonight marks the beginning of the 18th season of Super Rugby when the Melbourne Rebels host the Western

Murphy out to make amends By Eric Thompson Greg Murphy is keen to make amends for missing out on the V8 SuperTourers series title last year. A lot of focus this weekend will be on how the Aussie-based Kiwi V8 Supercars drivers get on at Hampton Downs, especially Shane van Gisbergen and Murphy. “It’s come around real fast,” said Murphy. “I know how much effort all the teams have put in to get ready for the new season. It hasn’t been much time and it’s been a new challenge. “We’re really excited and it’s going to be bigger, better and badder than it was last year. “There’s a couple of new names involved and everyone’s keen to get out on to the track and get going again.” Scott McLaughlin, who recently signed with Garry Rogers Motorsport in the main game across the Ditch, is the defending champion. Spare a thought though, for

Standout captions from last week’s odd pictures

ex-NZV8 champion and early 2012 pacesetter John McIntyre who won the sprint component but had a massive crash during practice at the last round in Ruapuna. “People probably think I’m crazy to say this, but the crash has been positive because it made me think about what I really want from my racing over the next few years,” said McIntyre. He and his team have been working hard during the 11 weeks since the crash. Not only has McIntyre been healing from his injuries - an anterior shoulder dislocation and rib damage he’s been rebuilding his severely damaged Falcon car. “It took me two weeks to even be able to write. I’m not saying I want to crash again, but you do look for the positives in any situation and ending last season in this way helped me see we had overcomplicated the running of the team and the two cars. “It’s more exciting coming into this season knowing how competitive it’s going to be and it’s

“Drastic measures had to be taken to open the frozen door of the ladies . . . poor Agnes!”  - Merv C

great to have what we think is quite a well thought-out game plan. “Of course everyone wants to win and so do we. The crash helped us focus on a few things that weren’t going right and now we think we’ve got them right, but the competition will be the

The 24-year equipped himself very well bringing his car home in sixth place overall. Pedersen won the feature race at Hampton Downs last year. Teams will spend today testing before qualifying and contesting three races tomorrow.  - NZH

Greg Murphy: “It’s going to be bigger, better and badder”

deciding factor,” said McIntyre. With fifth place finisher last year Jonny Reid not contesting the series in 2013, it’s up to his old team-mate at International Motorsport, Ant Pederson, to fly the flag.

“Shearer v Cunliffe. The Real Story”  - Margaret H

“I am so elated, I don’t know whether I want to sink or swim! - Merv C

“Obviously we are shocked. He is with the police and the matter is in the hands of the authorities. Our thoughts are with the family of the woman involved in this tragedy.” - Oscar Pistorius’s father HENKE PISTORIUS after the Olympic and Parlaympic double-amputee sprint star was charged with the murder of his girlfriend. # # # # “They want us to confess to something. I’m racking my head what we’ve got to confess to. We’ve got nothing to hide, not since I’ve been here anyway.” - frustrated Newcastle Knights coach Wayne Bennett on the investigations by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. # # # # “We trust our sports scientists. We don’t take anything out of the ordinary. I barely take protein myself.” - Penrith captain KEVIN KINGSTON insists the NRL does not have a drug problem. # # # # “The way the whole thing has been handled has been a disgrace. For people to have to defend themselves not knowing any information is just wrong.” - North Queensland coach NEIL HENRY slamming the handling of the NRL club’s mention in the doping scandal. # # # # “To be perfectly honest, there were a couple of coaches that were using some supplements, if you like, that were a little bit outside the WADA code.” Former Essendon performance scientist STEPHEN DANK breaks his silence over the doping scandal. # # # # “That’s a closed chapter and everyone’s said what needs to be said. We’ve moved on and I’m sure Jason has too.” - Sydney FC coach FRANK FARINA on the axing of midfielder Jason Culina after a bust up between the two during training last week. # # # # “I was being walked (by Nasser), and during this walk, I was offered $150,000 to throw the fight. I just said ‘no, I can’t do it’.” - South African boxer FRANCOIS BOTHA claiming he was offered $A150,000 to throw last Friday’s fight by Sonny Bill Williams’ manager Khoder Nasser. # # # # “The fact the media is loving this sore loser must be unprecedented, the media is siding with a guy who has got sour grapes.” - NASSER strongly denying Botha’s allegations. # # # # “She is bigger, stronger and, most importantly, happier than she’s been in ages.” Trainer PETER MOODY reflecting on BLACK CAVIAR’S racing future ahead of the mare’s return in Saturday’s Group One Lightning - AAP Stakes.

“This little pig is going home”

- Kevin M

“Um . . . in hindsight maybe yes, I should have passed it”  - Steve T

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Currie chills before reheating By Jonathan Leask


After claiming the Coast to Coast crown former Methven athlete Braden Currie returned to Wanaka for a few days off for a “few days of drinking coffee and not much else”. However, Currie won’t rest for long, already eyeing up his next challenge. “I’ve got a few races coming up starting with the Motatapu Xterra where I’ll try to qualify for the worlds again,” Currie said. Xterra is an off-road triathlon with a swim, mountain bike ride and trail run, which is right up Currie’s alley. Currie proved his claim he was an “unrivalled mountain runner”, flying over the 34km mountain run in the Coast to Coast in a lightning 2hours 53.44 minutes, to open up a nine minute lead on the competition, more impor-


tantly 13 minutes ahead of five time winner Richard Ussher. “I had a pretty amazing run. I had never run it that fast but just went for it and built a nice lead.” Currie had produced a fast mountain run the year before to take the lead only to be caught on the kayak leg by Ussher, but a year of racing and tutelage from Ussher under his belt, Currie couldn’t be caught second time around. “All the work on my paddle and experience helped, but I think all the training paid off as it was endurance that got me there. “I was pretty fatigued (at the end of the kayak leg) and a bit flat because I my water system didn’t work. “But you normally get out of the kayak pretty shattered and bit shaky but you just have to get on the bike and get on with it.” Currie again showed his hand on the mountain run but this time around he didn’t lose his lead on the kayak leg. Ussher pegged back eight minutes to close the gap to six minutes on the 70km cycle, but Currie kept Ussher at bay taking the win. “I was a bit nervous on the bike but by the time I hit the sand I knew I had it,” Currie said. “I didn’t really have a game plan, I just wanted to

go hard.” “Once I ran up the hill and saw Christchurch the plan was just to go hard until I got there. “Before the race I was thinking that if Richard was starting to catch me on the bike leg I’d sit up and let him catch me then try to outsprint him at the finish, but I had a big enough lead to just keep it on.” After the high-intensity of winning the world’s premier multisport race, Currie took a few days out to “chill” before things begin to ramp up again, both professionally and personally. Currie, and his wife Sally are planning for the arrival of their second born. “Sally’s due three days before I’m scheduled to fly out to China for an adventure race. “It’s a sore spot but I’ll be on the plane.” Currie then plans to jet off overseas on a more semi-permanent basis as he looks to move away from the adventure racing and tackle the ironman 70.3 circuit. “That’s still the plan. “I’m looking at going to Europe but the US is still an option but it will all depend on what suits our calendar.” FAR LEFT: Braden Currie splashes some water on his face crossing a river during the 34km mountain run. LEFT: Currie is congratulated by five time winner Richard Ussher. BELOW: Currie covers the final few metres at Sumner Beach of a 243 km journey to win the Coast to Coast.

• Glory camp confident It might be top against bottom in the A-League on Saturday night, but Perth Glory are confident some fresh ideas and a new coach will help them take it right up to Central Coast at nib Stadium. The Glory have not won a game since beating Brisbane on December 21, owner Tony Sage finally losing patience and sacking coach Ian Ferguson on Monday and replacing him with Alistair Edwards. It will be a baptism of fire against a Mariners line-up that is four points clear atop the A-League, the Glory having not scored a goal since a 3-2 loss to Adelaide on - AAP January 11.

• Scott stays a Cowboy Johnathan Thurston’s future may be a “slight” concern for Matt Scott but the Test prop was motivated by another JT when he agreed to stay with the North Queensland Cowboys for another four years. Scott, 27, knocked back lucrative offers from the likes of Parramatta and South Sydney to sign on again until the end of the 2017 NRL season, keeping his dream of being a oneclub player alive. However, Scott admitted he’d been tempted to head to Sydney especially with North Queensland’s off-contract Test pivot Thurston yet to recommit to the club. Ten clubs are believed to be in pursuit of Thurston, including Penrith who reportedly tabled a four-year, $5.2 million deal. - AAP

• Kuchar takes charge American Matt Kuchar made the most of perfect early conditions to grab a one-shot lead in a light-interrupted opening round of the US PGA Tour event at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Kuchar fired a bogey free sevenunder-par 64 in the morning wave to be one clear of Spanish star Sergio Garcia, who manufactured an impressive 65 in the afternoon despite fog and cooling temperatures. A total of 18 players were unable to finish their first round due to darkness. Afternoon players were also left to deal with increasingly bumpy greens, as foot traffic played havoc with the poa annua surfaces, a trademark of this tournament. - AAP

• Evans back on the bike Cadel Evans spent his 36th birthday slogging through the heat on his first real mountain stage climb of the year and came away content. Australia’s 2011 Tour de France champion Evans got on the podium with a third placing in the key fourth stage of the sixday Tour of Oman yesterday. The 152.5km stage was largely flat but the last 5.5km was a climb up Green Mountain, with the last 2km at a 13.5 degree gradient with the big guns all attempting attacks. With the Tour de France still five and a half months away, the Australian was pleased with - AAP his early-season fitness.

• Bale spurs on Spurs Gareth Bale struck two magical free-kicks as Tottenham edged Lyon 2-1 in the Europa League last-32 yesterday, but Liverpool’s hopes were on a knife-edge after a 2-0 defeat at Zenit St Petersburg in Russia. Bale beat Lyon keeper Remy Vercoutre with a dipping 35-yard free-kick on the stroke of halftime at White Hart Lane and then repeated the precision in the third minute of injury time at the end of the first leg tie. In Russia, two goals in three minutes midway through the second half turned the tide in Zenit’s favour against - AFP Liverpool.


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Ko right on the pace After opening her tournament with a blazing 10-under 63, Lydia Ko slipped back into a share of second on day two of the Australian Open yesterday. The brilliant young Kiwi shot a round of four-under 69 - including five birdies - on the second day, to finish one shot behind Colombian Mariajo Uribe, who leads the way on 15-under. It is perhaps a measure of just how good she that four-under almost seemed like a disappointment after her headline-grabbing opening round. Fifteen-year-old Ko was backing up her dazzling opening

round 10-under 63 when the winner of three tournaments against pros made 11 birdies and an eagle and needed just 21 putts. Meanwhile, American golfer Michelle Wie, who turned pro at aged 15, has no advice for when Lydia Ko should ditch her amateur status. Ko is playing in the same group as Wie in the first two rounds of the Australian Open - which the 15-year-old New Zealander leads after the first round. Ko recorded 11 birdies and an eagle in her 10-under 63 yesterday while Wie fired a one-over

74 and the third member of their group, world number one, Yani Tseng finished with a five-under 68. Wie was expected to be the next big thing in women’s golf when she turned pro days before her 16th birthday in 2005, which attracted sponsorship deals with Nike and Sony to be reportedly around $US10 million per year. Since then she has struggled to live up to the hype winning only two LPGA Tour events, the last being in 2010. “I have no advice for her,” Wie told the Golf Channel. “Turning pro or not turning

pro, going to college, not going to college, it’s a very personal decision. “It’s not something someone can say: ‘I think you should turn pro. “I think you should stay an amateur. I think you should do this or that.’ “It’s her life; it’s her career. “When I turned pro, I really wanted to turn pro. “That was a very personal decision for me. I really wanted to do that, and I have no regrets. I hope she makes the right decision for her. “Whatever decision she makes,


it has to really just be on her and what she wants to do.” Wie had plenty of praise for Ko who won her third professional event last week at the New Zealand Open to go with her NSW Open and Canadian Open victories in 2012. “She’s a phenomenal player,” Wie said. “The fact that she’s won three times in the last 53 weeks, it’s phenomenal. “She’s really a nice person as well. She seems like she has a great head on her shoulders. She just seems like a kid. So, I hope she stays that way, and she just

keeps getting better. “I hope she just enjoys it.” World number one Tseng said after her round that she’d seen Ko on TV but never in person before they stood on the 10th tee to begin their round. “It was fun to watch her (Ko) play golf today. “I mean she still looks 15. I don’t know how she hit the ball so well. I don’t know. “I wasn’t even that close to her when I was 15. I really enjoyed playing with her today, too. “She pushed me up a little bit,” - HOL Tseng said.

Lydia has it all before her By David Leggat

It is doubtful New Zealand sport has ever had such a prodigious talent to match Lydia Ko at such a tender age. Sport is loaded with gifted performers yet to blow out 21 candles, but who fail to press on and match the deeds of their teens, so there are dangers of getting ahead of oneself. Ko has all that ahead of her. She will have dog days along with, hopefully, many memorable ones. The sports performer who has enjoyed untrammelled success throughout their career hasn’t been born yet. But 15? Come on. The youngest winner on the LPGA Tour, US amateur champion, youngest winner of a professional tournament (the New South Wales Open, at 14, last year). The first New Zealander to win the country’s women’s Open this year, and a course-record 10-under on the opening day of the Australian Open in Royal Canberra on Thursday. With whom can Ko be compared? Just think golf a moment. Remember when Michelle Wie was going to blaze a trail through the women’s game a few years ago. She’s worth a bundle but at an ancient 23 how many PGA titles has she won? Two. Indeed, she was one of Ko’s playing partners as the bespectacled New Zealander sliced the Royal Canberra course apart. “She’s a phenomenal player,” Wie said. “She just seems like a kid.”, so I hope she stays that way

and just enjoys it.” There’s a good reason for that. Cast your mind about for other New Zealand sports men and women who might, just, compare. Danyon Loader was an Olympic Games silver medallist at Barcelona 21 years ago, aged 17. He went on to double gold in Atlanta in 1996, aged 21. Phenomenally good by the most exacting global standards, at a young age? Absolutely. Then he was gone. That’s swimming for you. The gifted Bernice Mene was at high school when called into Silver Ferns; Jeff Wilson was 19 when he first played for New Zealand at cricket; 20

when, later the same year he pulled on the All Black. Martin Crowe was 12th man for Auckland aged 15. His test career began against an unforgiving Australian attack in 1982, at 19. In time, that rough introduction long gone, if not forgotten, Crowe went on to become one of New Zealand’s finest batsmen. Dan Vettori, chosen for his test debut at 18 years 10 days, against England in 1997, is New Zealand’s youngest international and has gone onto a career of high accomplishment, which is still running, albeit derailed by injury of late. Wynton Rufer’s goals helped New Zealand qualify for the 1982 World Cup.

He was 19 and a stellar career at German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen ensued. Rufer’s misfortune, if it can be so called, is that his most notable achievements were overseas, and therefore out of sight to the New Zealand sports public. We still recall how Anna Kournikova was going to take the tennis world by storm. She did, but not for her results. Barely remembered now, she failed to win a single WTA title. Fellow racket wielder Michael Chang won the French Open title at 17 in 1989, but that was to be his grand slam lot. Nadia Comaneci was scoring perfect 10s in the gymnastics arena at 14 in the 1976 Olympics. Mushtaq Mohammad, one of the celebrated Pakistani cricket clan, made his test debut in 1959, aged 15. He was an outstanding player over a 20-year career. His countryman Hasan Raza ridiculously started a year younger in 1996. He is now 30 and hasn’t played a test for eight years. Weird are the ways of Pakistani cricket. Tiger Woods didn’t win the first of his 75 PGA Tour titles until he was 20. However Nadia Comaneci was scoring perfect 10s in the gymnastics arena at 14 in the 1976 Olympics. So no, Ko is not quite at the top of the mountain in terms of achievements in one so young. But just think, in five years’ time she still won’t be - NZH 21.

Wait a week for the real Super 15 action to kick off By Wynne Gray

Footy’s back and almost as we knew it. Months of spectator inactivity in the Southern Hemisphere eased last night as the Super 15 worked its way back into our consciousness. It was probably a hard sell here because the T20 cricket in Wellington must have connected more with a sporting audience than two tail-end Charlie Aussie sides duking it out in Melbourne. Rugby’s red-carpet opening night was over the Ditch as the Rebels hosted the Force, probably as a marketing ploy to connect the city to the upcoming mid-year

visit from the British and Irish Lions. That tour has messed with the Super 15 programme again and we will go through the season with lopsided points tables and the dopey system of awarding teams four points for each of their bye rounds. But there is novelty in some of the competition variations, innovations which will test the eyesight, nerve and courage of the men in the middle. If a referee suspects, or his assistants believe, there has been some piece of foul play which they did not pick up initially, they can call for a replay on the big screen to check out that hunch. The referee will then scrutinise

the footage while fans will no doubt convey their support or condemnation. That is the extent of the altered review powers for the referee and his assistants but the television match official (TMO) has been given an extended brief. The TMO can now be asked to inspect the two previous phases in footage leading up to a try, to see if there has been any obvious infringement. Referees will also ask players suspected of concussion to undergo sideline assessments before they are allowed to return to the field. Sanzar authorities want three areas scrutinised more this season in in their bid to have a game

which is cleaner and more widely understood. Front rows will be told to bind straighter without delay, cheats in the tackled ball area will be walloped and offside lines will be inspected more. Angus Gardner was the ref in the gun last night and Andrew Lees will be centre-stage tonight when the Brumbies and Reds battle. The New Zealand sides, except the bye-tied Crusaders, will roll into their official work next week with the advantage of more fine-tuning after absorbing this round. To these eyes that will be the real start of the series. - NZH

By Steve Hepburn

With one week to go until the start of the season, Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph is hoping for a some good news on the injury front. Without five of his All Blacks for the game against the Blues, though one Andrew Hore - was suspended, he will be hoping for some reinforcements by next Friday night when the Chiefs come to town for the opening game of the season. The injury toll mounted on Thursday night with young flanker Hugh Blake popping an AC joint, lock Josh Bekhuis rolling an ankle and loose forward Joe Wheeler damaging a knee. With the likes of Brad Thorn, Ben Smith and Colin Slade all missing the game because of injury, Joseph will want

to get his key men fit and on the park next week. “We did not rest them on purpose. We rested them because they were injured . . . That I suppose is why you have a squad of 30 players,” Joseph said. The Highlanders were slow to start and Joseph struggled to put a finger on why. “For the first 40-50 minutes I think they taught us a lesson at the breakdown. And in the forwards. It is only going to get harder. “It is hard to say why it happened like that. In saying that you do not normally prepare for a game by spending a week in Wanaka and then drive over a hill and play a game. But that is the nature of the pre-season. “Next week we’ve got our stadium. We’ll be sleeping in our own beds. So you would hope to think we’ll be better.”- ODT


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A passion for the game By Jonathan Leask

Carla Burt was born and bred on hockey. She’s barely been in the district for a month and she is already heavily involved in the sport after being appointed as Mid Canterbury Hockey’s new hockey participation officer. “It’s a new role they got funding for this year that is basically aimed at developing all the young hockey players and boosting player numbers,” Burt said. “I’ve been in hockey for as long as I can remember. “I started playing when I was five but my family is a hockey family with my dad playing and coaching most of his life and he passed on the love of the game. “I hope to pass on that passion.” Burt has a passion for hockey but is also pretty handy

with a stick in hand. She has represented the New Zealand Maori Women’s Hockey team from 2009 to 2012 and played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for Central in 2010. “I just got back from Fiji playing for the New Zealand Maori women’s team at the Oceania Pacific Cup and have played in the NHL as well as doing a lot of coaching.” A physical education teacher, Burt only recently moved to Methven from Upper Hutt, only arriving “at the end of January” to take up a parttime position at Mount Hutt College so also applied for the hockey role. She is originally from Palmerston North. Burt has also been involved in coaching primary aged students at Hockey Manawatu and then during a stint teaching in the capital was involved in Wellington Hockey’s Small

Sticks programmes. Her passion and experience for hockey will be invaluable for Mid Canterbury Hockey as she works with the local community and primary schools to deliver the New Zealand Small Sticks programmes. “It’s going to be a pretty active post, and getting out into the schools will be a big focus this year. “I’m looking forward to getting out there and spreading word and getting a stick in as many hands as I can.”

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RIGHT: Mid Canterbury Hockey’s new hockey participation officer Carla Burt is now in charge of developing junior hockey.

Call-up for Collins Striker Helen Collins has been rewarded for her form in domestic football with a first call-up to the New Zealand women’s side for next month’s Cyprus Cup. Waikato-based Collins is only new player to the Football Ferns squad, although goalkeeper Erin Nayler is also uncapped at senior international level. Collins is a former age-group international with a formidable record at local level. “Helen has dominated the domestic scene for a few years now in the ASB Women’s League and regional competitions and she

gets her opportunity to try and replicate that form at international level,” coach Tony Readings said. “She brings something a bit different into the attacking mix. She’s direct and physically imposing with great finishing abilities.” Collins was the leading scorer in the ASB Women’s League with 10 goals in six games for WaiBOP as well as 45 goals for Claudelands in the northern regional league. The 24-year-old played for New Zealand at the Oceania under-20 women’s championship in Samoa in 2006. - APNZ



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One of the lucky ones By Daniel Richardson For some players on the football field the ball just falls their way. Most followers of the game wouldn’t be able to tell you what it is about these players but for some reason they just seem to have an uncanny knack at producing the goods. Corey Gameiro, who has joined the Wellington Phoenix on loan from Fulham for the rest of the A-League season, gives you the impression he is one of those types. With his confident disposition and a stud in each ear, he seems like he could be a savvy pick up for a struggling Phoenix side in desperate need of a spark. Gameiro spoke to the media for the first time this week and offered this on what he brings to the pitch. “Probably my speed,” he said. “And, in and around the box, I’m just one of those lucky ones that if it’s going to fall to someone it’s going to be my foot. So hopefully I can get a couple of chances and see if I can put them away.” - APNZ

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Grist to the Mills By David Leggat Going into his 12th year of international cricket, Kyle Mills is showing no sign of flagging. Not required for the T20 series against England, the 33-year-old Mills is back for the ANZ international series ODI rubber, starting at Hamilton’s Seddon Park tomorrow. He’s in good form - as five wickets at 24 apiece in the 2-1 victory in South Africa last month demonstrated - and far from feeling his age, reckons numbers don’t mean much. “It seems when you hit the early 30s retirement gets raised,” he quipped. “When I was a kid growing up I was always told cricketers play their best cricket in their early 30s. I feel like I’m bowling well, had a good series in South Africa and want to continue that here.” The Champions Trophy in England in June - the tournament in which New Zealand reached the final last time, in 2009 - is a clear goal and he has been thinking ahead to the 2015 World Cup. That said, there are other priorities, his wife and two children uppermost, and a reassessment is looming at the end of the current contract. Mills’ ODI record is impressive.

In 144 ODIs since April 2001, he has taken 212 wickets at 26.03. Only Dan Vettori with 274 from 268 games has more, but is five runs more expensive per wicket. Mills expects a vigorous challenge from an England squad beefed up by the arrival of captain Alastair Cook and fellow top class batsmen Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott, leading seamer Jimmy Anderson and class spinner Graeme Swann. Still, he likes what he saw from New Zealand’s ODI squad in South Africa. That series showed the value of experience and the ability of cricketers to compartmentalise the game. New Zealand were roasted 2-0 in the test series which preceded the ODIs. Mills and fellow seasoned campaigners Grant Elliott and Nathan McCullum joined the squad for the ODIs. “I guess we didn’t have the battle scars from what happened in the tests. We came in pretty fresh off good form in the HRV Cup and at the end of the tour Brendon [McCullum] and [coach] Mike Hesson talked about how that lifted the guys’ spirits,” Mills said. “The nature of international cricket now, when you’re chopping from series to series, and different formats, quite often you can put things that hap-

pened previously to bed quite quickly.” That said, Mills appreciates the value of winning and the effect the ODI series could have going into the three tests which end England’s tour.

“If we play well it’ll give the guys a little bit of confidence to hit the ground running in test series. “Winning is a habit and a winning environment is far more enjoyable than a losing one which is constantly under pressure.” The series offers bowlerof-the-moment Mitchell McClenaghan a chance to extend his eye-catching start to his international career. “He’s hit the ground running,” Mills said of his Auckland teammate. Throw in the classy elements coming into the England squad and Mills is sure the intensity is about to heat - NZH up.

Dearth of runs the problem By Jonathan Leask

The Mid Canterbury senior cricket team has suffered two outright defeats in the Hawke Cup, and they know why. Mid Canterbury hasn’t scored enough first innings runs, against Otago Country or North Otago, and been left playing catch-up cricket, which is not the way to play two-day cricket. “We are getting 20 wickets despite the inexperienced attack and fielding well but the problem is we aren’t setting a big enough total,” Mid Canterbury coach Richard Pithey said. “It’s a young side with an average age of about 20 with

a lot of players still learning how to play two-day cricket.” After two harsh lessons on the importance of a solid first innings, Mid Canterbury takes on rivals South Canterbury this weekend after big runs on the board. All they need is someone to step up and anchor the innings. “We are getting starts but nobody is going on. We are getting 20s and 30s but we need them to be turned into 50s or 60s so we can make 250 instead of 130.” Against North Otago several batsmen got starts but noone kicked on. Robbie Polson and Des Kruger got starts in each innings while Matt Winter top

scored for the match with 41. In the first innings Mid Canterbury was in a reasonable position at 110/3, 80 runs behind North Otago’s 219 after they had been 112/5, but the tail crumbled losing the final six wickets for 29 runs giving North Otago first innings points, and the upper hand towards an outright result. “You can’t concede an 80 run advantage in two-day cricket or you’re immediately on the back foot. “If you look at the scoreboards its actually pretty even except North Otago had a batsman make a half century in each innings and the partnerships they formed allowed them to make big totals.”

Twenty20 race hotting up By Jonathan Leask The race to the senior cricket Twenty20 final is a four-way tie heading into the penultimate week. Lauriston, Methven, and Star Old Boys are tied at the top with the four time defending champion Tech Sharks with three wins each after the opening four rounds. The Tech Stags, Coldstream and Fairfield are outside chances but would need to go unbeaten over the final three rounds and hope that the top sides string together losses. Allenton are out of the equation following two defaults last week to be without a win.

The key clashes today see the Sharks head out to Lauriston and then up Line Road to meet Methven, with Allenton starting in Methven and ending up in Lauriston. Methven, a two-time runner-up to the Sharks, also suffered their first loss going down to the Tech Stags but will be after a first T20 win over the Sharks on their home track. However the Sharks have thrived on the artificial surface, already claiming two emphatic wins up in Methven this year. Lauriston claimed convincing wins over the Stags and Fairfield will also fancy their chances playing at home for


a second time, however their only loss was to the Star Old Boys in Lauriston in week one. If Allenton put together a team this week they will also make the trip along Line Road, starting in Methven before heading out to Lauriston. The matches take place in the Ashburton Domain. Star Old Boys have emerged as the dark horse after they handed the Sharks their second ever defeat in the fifth season of Twenty20 cricket before beating Coldstream. Old Boys will be chasing back-to-back wins again the Stags and Fairfield, who also both line up against Coldstream.

• Redmond in squad Former Methven flanker Gary Redmond has been named in the Crusaders Knights squad. Head Coach Scott Robertson named a squad 28 players from across the franchise region in the Crusader Knights squad, including the flanker who played for the Tasman Makos last year in the ITM Cup. The Crusaders Knights predominantly give the non-playing Crusaders the opportunity for game time each week, with the remainder of the squad selected from upcoming ITM, academy and club players from across the franchise who were identified as potential Crusaders within the next the years Their season kicks off on February 23 against the Highlanders Development squad and includes two internationals amongst its fixtures.

• Brumbies ready to roar The Brumbies big-names won’t lack motivation in tonight’s Super Rugby opener against Queensland in Canberra, but coach Jake White has implored his troops to cast aside their individual mindset. Both sides are stacked with players who have a point to prove. Wallabies star David Pocock in his first match for the club, Clyde Rathbone in his remarkable comeback to rugby and playmakers Christian Lealiifano and Matt Toomua on their road back from injury. For Queensland, all eyes will be on five-eighth Quade Cooper, who is looking to turn boxing triumph into a bid to reclaim his - AAP Australian jersey.

• ‘Put them in jail’

Stoner to be subtle Don’t expect Casey Stoner to tear up Australia’s V8 racetracks this year. That’s the message from his Red Bull Racing teammates Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup, who don’t doubt the 27-year-old has the talent. But Lowndes believes Stoner’s biggest challenge will be subtlety, not speed when he competes in the secondtier V8 development series in 2013.

Former Test pace star and Pakistan cricket coach Geoff Lawson has called for Australian drug cheats and match-fixers to be jailed. The one suspected case of match-fixing uncovered by the Australian Crime Commission is believed to be a rugby league game played in Sydney. Three Pakistan Test cricketers, former captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, were jailed in 2011.- AAP

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Lake Hood skiers bring home the silverware By Jonathan Leask

Australia prevailed on their home waters in the Oz-Kiwi challenge, but Waterski Lake Hood’s skiers returned with four medals from last weekend’s TransTasman competition. Australia were overall winners in the under 14, 17 and 21 grades to take a comfortable overall victory with ideal conditions for the stiff competition as Canberra was hot and calm for most of the skiing. In her last Oz-Kiwi competition Lana Donaldson backed up her silver in the Oceania championships with silver in the slalom. Going into the second round seeded third, Lana was keen to put out a good score up and put the pressure on the two following skiers- fellow kiwi Toni Atkinson and the world champion Australian Jacinta Carroll. Lana skied her PB pass and scoring half a buoy on the short 12m line to secure the silver with Caroll again showing her class to take gold. In the under 14s George Donaldson also

Waterski Lake Hood’s medallists (from left) Hannah Wright, George Donaldson, Lana Donaldson and Hugh Donaldson. BACKGROUND: Hannah Wright in mid flight

picked up a silver. George equalled his PB in the first round slalom, of one at 45k14m line and was first seed after round one and backed it up with a second round score of 4.516 for the silver medal, behind the top ranked Australian Jack Christie. George had a reasonable trick score finishing fourth and also came fourth in jump. Wind and rain arrived for the jump finals causing several stoppages and adding to the nervous wait on dock, but George knew he had a chance in the overall standings if he could pull out a decent jump. After recording a PB in the first round he soared 2m past his previous PB to score a new best of 24.5m and claim the bronze in the overall under 14 boys’. Hugh Donaldson produced a PB jump of 25.5m to earn the silver in the under 14 boys’ jump. He also slalomed equalled his best in the slalom, with of one at 55km-16m to finish fourth. However, it was in tricks he was ranked highest in, but early falls

in pass two of both rounds put him out of contention for tricks and affected his overall chances. Hannah Wright saved her best scores for each of the second rounds, pulling out a decent 28.4m jump in the second round to claim the bronze in the under 17 girls’ jump. Wright also produced consistent efforts in the slalom and set a new trick PB of 2960 points. Anna Doig was also able to score PBs in each of her slalom passes, with a best of four at 52km-16m, for fourth place in under 14 girls’ slalom. Ben McFadden had his best skiing in the under 17 boys’ jump event, with a score of 40.6m to be fourth and was fifth overall, but his focus was this week’s Junior World Championships in Mulwala, NSW starting on Wednesday. Canterbury’s Alex King, who also skis at Lake Hood, was also successful with bronze in under 21 men’s jump and slalom.

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Rebuild opportunities aplenty The Christchurch rebuild will offer opportunities for Ashburton businesses large and small says Grow Mid Canterbury chief executive Rob Brawley. Because of the size of the rebuild, the Collaborate Canterbury project has been developed and this will provide Ashburton companies and individuals in the construction sec-

tor an opportunity to find out how they can become involved in rebuild work. Working together was key in ensuring the rebuild happened in the right way and within the right time frame, Mr Brawley said. “Essentially, Collaborate Canterbury teams up local businesses with Christchurch based

construction businesses that have the contracts and the relationships in Christchurch. It’s a win-win for Mid Canterbury businesses who have services to offer.” The project would make it far easier for businesses in the district to become involved in a meaningful way, he said. “I’d urge Mid Canterbury busi-

nesses to register and make use of this valuable tool and connections. Christchurch has moved into a new business era, one where collaboration is essential to its recovery”. The Collaborate Canterbury website was a portal to connect companies and featured a database matching service that would help connect companies

who needed skilled labour and resource and companies that could provide these, Mr Brawley said. A series of presentations were planned around New Zealand to promote the project. A date has yet to be set for Ashburton, but businesses that wanted to participate can register on line at www.

Buffett in $23b Heinz buy A nice problem Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is dipping into the ketchup business as part of a $US23.3 billion deal to buy the Heinz ketchup company. H.J. Heinz Co. says it’s the largest deal ever in the food industry. The company, based in Pittsburgh, also makes Classico spaghetti sauces, Ore-Ida potatoes and Smart Ones frozen meals. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and its partner on the deal 3G Capital, the investment firm that bought Burger King in 2010 say Heinz will remain headquartered in Pittsburgh. Heinz CEO William Johnson said in a statement that the company “will have an opportunity to drive further growth” as a private enterprise. “It’s our kind of company,” Buffett said in an interview on CNBC, noting its signature ketchup has been around for more than a century. “I’ve sampled it many times.” The company was founded by Henry John Heinz and his neighbour L. Clarence Noble in 1869. Their first product was grated horseradish, bottled in a clear glass to showcase its purity. The first ketchup was introduced in 1876; the company says it was the country’s first commercial grade ketchup. Last year, Heinz says it had sales of $11.6 billion, with ketchup and sauces accounting for just under half of that. Given the saturated North American market, the company has increasingly looked overseas for growth. In 2010, for example, the company bought


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H. J. Heinz Co CEO William Johnson (left) and 3G Capital Managing Partner Alex Behring shake hands after announcing the $US23b deal. Foodstar, which makes Master brand soy sauce and fermented bean curd in China. Heinz expects emerging markets to account for a quarter of the company’s sales. Representatives for Heinz and the investment group weren’t able to immediately provide any further details on the deal, including whether there would be any management changes or layoffs. Buffett did not immediately respond to a message from The Associated Press on Thursday. But he has recently said that he’s been hunting for elephant-sized deals and at the end of September he had $47.8 billion cash on hand to finance any investments. Heinz has the type of brand equity that takes years to create and it has been able to raise prices even in the highly competitive grocery business, said Brian

Sozzi, chief equities analyst for NBG Productions. “There isn’t going to be another Heinz brand,” he said. “It has a durable competitive advantage.” Generally, Buffett prefers to buy entire companies for his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate and then allow the businesses to continue operating much the way they were before. Berkshire has also helped finance deals before most recently during the financial crisis of 2008, when he made lucrative deals for Berkshire when few other companies had cash. Heinz shareholders will receive $72.50 in cash for each share of common stock they own. The transaction value includes the assumption of Heinz’s debt. Based on Heinz’s number of shares outstanding, the deal is worth $23.3 billion excluding debt. -AP

Hubbard Management Fund investors to get principal Investors in the frozen Hubbard Management Funds will get all of their capital back, though anyone who’s already been paid more than what they put in won’t get anything more. Statutory managers Graeme McGlinn, Richard Simpson and Trevor Thornton of Grant Thornton said 208 of the 300 investors who faced a potential loss will get 100 per cent of their principal, and were yesterday paid 10 cents in the dollar, or $2.1 million. The payment comes after the High Court determined how investors would be repaid in December in a decision that wasn’t appeal. An initial $9 million distribution was paid last year. “This will come as an enormous relief to investors, who have been uncertain about repayments since the fund was put into statutory management,” the statutory managers said. “Once all

capital return pool payments are completed, we will reassess the value of the remaining assets and confirm the entitlement calculation for each investor to the surplus pool assets.” The fund’s portfolio was valued at $40.75 million as at December 31, and the managers decided to reduce and realign larger holdings in that month. Last year the statutory managers decided against seeking repayments from investors who were overpaid, and the courtordered claw-back of overpayments in the interim distribution has been removed. Former Commerce Minister Simon Power appointed the statutory managers of deceased Timaru financier Allan Hubbard and his wife Jean, and various entities, in mid-2010. The HMF entity emerged from their investigations into Aorangi Securities, another Hubbard vehicle. The appointment controver-

sially left out Hubbard’s primary entity, South Canterbury Finance, which ultimately cost the taxpayer an upfront bill of $1.7 billion when it failed and called on the government deposit guarantee scheme. The managers’ acrimonious relations with Jean Hubbard, the executor of Allan Hubbard’s estate, extend into their oversight of HMF, with legal battles brewing over investments in Merger Group and South American Ferro Metals. Grant Thornton has racked up $2.64 million in fees and disbursements on the HMF investigation, with total costs of $5.83 million since June 2010. The managers’ report on Aorangi Securities and several charitable trusts was released earlier this month, showing their fees rose to $3.6 million as at Dec. 21, bringing total costs to $7.1 million including legal advice. -APNZ

financial windfall can come from many sources be it an inheritance, the sale of a business, a lottery win or a bonus. With property prices still relatively high, particularly in Auckland, the realisation of estates can often yield substantial sums of money. Whatever the source, it’s worth taking a deep breath before you decide what to do next. What might seem like a lot of money might not actually be “enough” in reality. Which begs the question; how much is “enough”? One million might seem like a lot, but if it sat at the bank earning interest of say 3.5%, that’s $35,000 in interest per year - hardly worth giving up your day job for. “How much is enough” will depend on a number of factors such as your lifestyle, your age, your health and how many dependents you have. Often people’s lifestyles change when they come into some money. It’s a matter of maintaining that lifestyle over the long-term. If you do come into some money, it’s a sensible idea to not tell everybody. This seldom ends well for those who do so. Next you should take a well deserved break. Enjoy a small portion of the money, treat yourself, but do use the time to make a plan. When you return all tanned and relaxed, the next thing you should do is seek some independent advice from a good accountant, lawyer and an authorised financial adviser. They’ll help you put things into perspective,

By Ian Lennie and Selwyn Sloan MONEY MATTERS

guiding you through a process that can change your life for the better in the long-term. Look at paying down your debts before you go out and spend too much. If you have dependents or are planning for them, then you may want to put some funds aside for their future. You probably shouldn’t hand in your notice to your employer straight away. Even the rich have to do something and you might actually enjoy your job. The way you do it might change, you might change your hours or set up on your own, but don’t make the rash decision of quitting. Whilst you don’t want to be the richest person in the graveyard, neither do you want to spend it all in Vegas. But with some careful planning you can have ‘the money’ and ‘the bag’. Ian Lennie and Selwyn Sloan are Authorised Financial Advisers with Forsyth Barr in Ashburton. To arrange a meeting to discuss your investment objectives in confidence, please call (03) 307 9540 or e-mail ian.lennie@ or selwyn. To find out more about Forsyth Barr visit www. This column is general in nature and should not be regarded as personalised investment advice. Disclosure Statements are available on request and free of charge.

NZ retail sales up 2.1% New Zealand retail sales recorded the fastest growth in six years in the fourth quarter, adding to signs of a rebound in consumer spending and sentiment, and sending the trade-weighted index to a post-float high. The total volume of retail sales rose 2.1 per cent, seasonally adjusted, in the final three months of 2012 and rose 2.9 per cent from the same period a year earlier, according to Statistics New Zealand. Quarterly sales beat economist estimates of 1.4 per cent growth. The trade-weighted index jumped to as much as 77.43 after the report was released, from 76.90 immediately before. That’s the highest since the kiwi dollar was allowed to trade freely in 1985. The currency rose to

85.33 US cents, the highest since September 2011. Two-year swaps jumped 6 basis points to 3.05 per cent. The data follows a survey on Thursday showing consumer confidence rose to a 32-month high this month in the face of low interest rates and rising house prices. Retail sales have continued to grow this year, with electronic card transactions rising for a fourth straight month in January. “There’s pretty consistent evidence that activity picked up in late 2012 in a number of areas,” said Michael Gordon, economist at Westpac Banking Corp. “People are taking a bit more notice of the relative growth story for New Zealand. We stack up well to the likes of the US and Europe and even with Australia.” -APNZ

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Pistorius charged in slaying By Gerald and Jon Gambrell Oscar Pistorius, the doubleamputee sprinter dubbed the Blade Runner, was charged Thursday in the Valentine’s Day slaying of his girlfriend at his upscale home in South Africa, a shocking twist to one of the feel-good stories of last summer’s Olympics. Pistorius buried his face in the hood of his workout jacket as officers escorted him from a police station after his arrest in the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp, a 30-year-old model who had spoken out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women. Police said she was shot four times in the pre-dawn hours at Pistorius’ villa in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria. Officers found a 9 mm pistol inside the home and arrested Pistorius on a murder charge. What sparked the shooting remained unclear, but police said they had received calls in the past about domestic altercations at the home of the 26-year-old athlete, who has spoken publicly

about his love of firearms. A police spokeswoman, Brigadier Denise Beukes, said the incidents included “allegations of a domestic nature.” “I’m not going to elaborate on it, but there have been incidents,” Beukes said. She said Pistorius was home at the time of Steenkamp’s death and “there is no other suspect involved.” Pistorius made history in the London Games when he became the first double-amputee track athlete to compete in the Olympics. He didn’t win a medal but did make the semifinals of the 400 meters and became an international star. Thursday, companies quickly removed billboards and advertising featuring Pistorius, a national hero in South Africa who also inspired fans worldwide with the image of his high-tech carbonfiber blades whipping through the air. Kenny Oldwage, Pistorius’ lawyer, told reporters the athlete was “emotional” after his arrest, “but he is keeping up.” He said he planned to seek bail for Pistorius at a preliminary hearing Friday. Pistorius has had troubles in

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South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp at an awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa. the past in his personal life, which often featured fast cars, cage fighters and women. In February 2009, he crashed a speedboat on South Africa’s Vaal River, breaking his nose, jaw and several ribs and damaging an eye socket. He required 180 stitches to his face. Witnesses said he had been drinking, and officers

Fresh questions on Benedict’s influence By Nicole Winfield New questions arose about how much influence Pope Benedict XVI will exert over his successor after the Vatican confirmed that Benedict’s closest adviser would continue to serve him as a private secretary while running the new pope’s household. For a second day of his emotional farewell tour, Benedict sent a pointed message to his successor and to the cardinals who will elect him about the direction the Catholic Church must take once he is no longer pope. While these remarks have been clearly labelled as Benedict’s swansong before retiring, his influence after retirement remains the subject of intense debate. Benedict’s resignation February 28 creates an awkward situation in which the Catholic Church will have both a reigning pope and a retired one. The Vatican has insisted that Benedict will cease to be pope at exactly 8pm on the historic day, devoting himself entirely to a life of prayer. Benedict confirmed that during a fare-

well audience with a few thousand priests who live and work in the diocese of Rome, saying that he would remain “hidden” to the world in retirement. “Even as I retire now in prayer, I will always be close to all you and I am sure that you will be close to me, even if to the world I remain hidden,” he said. But the Vatican confirmed that Benedict’s trusted private secretary, the 56-year-old Monsignor Georg Gaenswein, would remain in that post and live with Benedict in a converted monastery in the Vatican gardens. He will also go to work every day in the Apostolic Palace, where he is prefect of the papal household, a job he has had for just over two months. That dual role would seem to bolster concerns expressed privately by some cardinals that Benedict would continue to exert at least some influence on the new papacy and the governance of the church. Asked about this potential conflict, Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the job of prefect is very technical, organising the pope’s audiences, and has no real governmental or doctrinal role to it. - AP

found alcoholic beverages in the wreckage, though they did not do blood tests. In November, Pistorius was involved in an altercation over a woman with a local coal mining millionaire, South African media reported. The two men involved the South African Police Service’s elite Hawks investigative unit

550 couples take vows A public square in Nicaragua became an improvised wedding chapel Thursday for 550 couples who took their marriage vows en masse on Valentine’s Day. Mass weddings have become a tradition in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua since they began a decade ago. Sponsored by the government and a radio station, and broadcast on television, the ceremony in the Plaza Maya square featured brides in white dresses and grooms in suits. Bride Lilieth Obando said the mass ceremony was a big help for couples like her and groom Leoncio Martinez. They had lived together for two years, but didn’t have the money for a private wedding. A smaller Valentine’s Day group wedding was held in Peru, where 24 couples were married at the same time on a beach north of Lima. The Peruvian couples, clothed all in white and wearing flowers around their necks, then toured the coast in boats. Local mayor John Barrera reread the couples’ pledges while they were afloat, and the newlyweds responded “Yes!” in unison. -AP

Coro St star faces child sex charges By Pat Hurst British soap opera actor Michael Le Vell, who plays garage boss Kevin Webster in TV’s Coronation Street, has been charged with child sex offences. Le Vell, 47, whose real name is Michael Turner, is accused of 19 sex offences including raping a child, indecently assaulting a child, and sexual activity with a child. Le Vell, a stalwart on the popular ITV series, will appear in court on February 27, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) announced yesterday. He was first arrested in September 2011 and questioned over alleged child sex offences, but the matter was later dropped. But late on yesterday, GMP said the actor, from Hale, Cheshire, had been

Michael Le Vell charged with sex offences against a youngster after a review of evidence by lawyers from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). A spokeswoman from GMP said:

“Michael Turner, of Byrom Street, Hale, has been charged with 19 offences including raping a child, indecently assaulting a child and sexual activity with a child. “The charges, which were authorised by the CPS following a review of evidence, relate to offences against a child between 2001 and 2010.” Alison Levitt QC, principal legal adviser to the Director of Public Prosecutions, had reviewed a file of evidence in relation to allegations of sexual offences and looked again at a decision previously made not to prosecute. Levitt said: “I have very carefully reviewed the evidence in this case and I have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Michael Robert Turner with a number of sexual offences.” - PA

before settling the matter. Pistorius’ father, Henke Pistorius, said Thursday: “We all pray for guidance and strength for Oscar and the lady’s parents.” A spokeswoman for Pistorius at Fast Track, an international sports marketing agency in London, said the athlete was assisting with the investigation and there would be no further comment “until matters become clearer.” The sprinter’s former coach, Andrea Giannini, said he hoped the shooting was “just a tragic accident.” “No matter how bad the situation was, Oscar always stayed calm and positive,” Giannini told The Associated Press in Italy. “Whenever he was tired or nervous, he was still extremely nice to people. I never saw him violent.” Linked to a number of women by the South African media, Pistorius and Steenkamp were first seen together publicly in November. She was named one of the world’s 100 Sexiest Women for two years running by the men’s magazine FHM. -AP

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Floating ‘toilet’ nears land By Jay Reeves and Ramit Lushnick-Masti Pulled by a tugboat at a maddeningly slow pace, the ill-fated cruise ship Carnival Triumph finally drew within sight of land yesterday as miserable passengers told stories of overflowing toilets, food shortages, foul odours and dangerously dark passageways. Four days after the 272-metre ship was crippled by an engineroom fire in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, the more than 4200 passengers and crew members suffered another misfortune when the towline snapped, bringing the vessel to a dead stop just when it was getting close to port. The towline was quickly replaced, and the crawl to Mobile, Alabama, resumed. Officials said it would take passengers up to five hours to get off the ship, and then they faced an hours-long bus ride or other travel hassles to finally get back home. Frustrations with the cruise line simmered on and off the ship, as passengers and their relatives questioned why it had taken so long to get back to dry land. The ship left Galveston, Texas, a week ago. Television images from CNN showed passengers with signs of “Help” and “I love you” hanging from their cabin rooms. Others walked around the deck, some waving to the helicopters flying above. People in boats, presumably officials from Carnival, the Coast Guard and Customs, boarded the cruise liner. As the vessel drew within cell



• Body Dorner’s Officials said the burned remains found in a California mountain cabin have been positively identified as a fugitive former cop who launched a deadly revenge campaign against the Los Angeles Police Department. Jodi Miller, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County sheriff-coroner, said the identification was made through Christopher Dorner’s dental records. Miller did not give a cause of death. -AP

• Horsemeat blame

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Passengers with makeshift tents on the deck of the Carnival Triumph cruise ship at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship nearing Mobile Bay is without engine power and is being towed by tugboats. phone range, passengers vented their anger. Renee Shanar, of Houston, was on board with her husband, who has heart trouble. She said they were told they will be among the first to disembark. “I don’t believe them they’ve been lying to us from the beginning,” Shanar said. Disgusted by the foul air and heat of the lower decks, many passengers hauled mattresses and bed sheets onto the top deck and slept there, even staying put in a soaking rain. As the ship approached the coast, a


slew of Carnival workers arrived, removed the bedding and took it downstairs. “Today they cleaned the ship, they’re serving better food, covering up basically, but at least they’re making it more bearable,” said Kalin Hill, of Houston, who boarded the Triumph as part of a bachelorette party. Shanar said they were initially only given cold cuts, like turkey and vegetable sandwiches. Then another cruise line dropped off hamburgers and chicken sandwiches, but the line for that fare was nearly four hours long. She


said food was being distributed on the 9th floor, making it difficult for some of the elderly to get it. “There’s poop and urine all along the floor,” she said. “The floor is flooded with sewer water ... and we had to poop in bags.” The company disputed the accounts of passengers who described the ship as filthy, saying employees were doing everything to ensure people were comfortable. Carnival didn’t immediately respond to questions about the illnesses reported by some passengers.

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The price, smell and colour should have been clear tipoffs something was wrong with shipments of horsemeat that were fraudulently labelled as beef, French authorities said. The government pinned the bulk of the blame on a French wholesaler at the heart of a growing scandal in Europe. Police in the UK, meanwhile, announced the arrests of three men on suspicion of fraud at two meat plants inspected earlier this week by the country’s Food Standards Agency.

• Manifesto left behind In their hurry to flee Timbuktu last month, al-Qaeda fighters left behind a crucial document - a confidential letter, spelling out the terror network’s strategy for conquering northern Mali and reflecting internal discord over how to rule the region. The document is an unprecedented window into the terrorist operation, indicating that al-Qaeda predicted the military intervention that would dislodge it in January and recognised its own vulnerability. -AP

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Aries 21 March - 20 April Emotions are feelings in motion and today yours seem to be building up rather like a steam train and can be used in a constructive manner. If you feel righteous anger you may decide to do something that could heal the situation, put things to rights and so be able to move on. You can also use this power to achieve a major objective.

TAurus 21 April - 21 May The Moon in your sign brings you an extra dose of good fortune, which you may be keen to put to good use. You seem ready to change a few things and perhaps to turn over a new leaf, especially where friendships and relationships are concerned. Yet the Moon also goes face to face with Saturn, so one relationship can surprise or frustrate.

Gemini 22 May - 21 June There’s plenty going on in your career zone, with the promise of some interesting developments. As Mars makes a powerful aspect to Saturn you may get a new contract or be offered other work, or perhaps a promotion that might help you feel much more secure overall. Don’t mistrust your intuition. If you listen to it you’ll be ready with the right answers.

CAnCer 22 June - 23 July Don’t stop yourself from going on a social outing if friends invite you. It’s time to overcome any reluctance you feel and get into the swing of things by mixing and mingling. You may feel in an escapist mood and keen to avoid the harsh realities of life. However, today’s powerful aspect may help you move through a problem like a knife through butter.

Leo 24 July - 23 August Career issues may compete for your attention with domestic matters. You may feel the weight of family responsibilities dragging you away from your goals. You might also be in the frame of mind to make a few practical changes that could work for everyone. If the atmosphere at home has been difficult, a decision today could alter things for the better.

VirGo 24 August - 23 September It’s a good day for making plans, whether with your partner, a business partner or a work colleague. As Mars makes an upbeat aspect to Saturn you may get an intuitive sense of what needs to be done and then plan to make it happen. Whatever you’re up to today, with application you could make positive strides for a better and happier future.

LibrA 24 September - 23 October You may be in the mood to make some changes which could affect either your work or health, or both. You may want to splash out on a gym subscription or perhaps home exercise equipment. Or if you can afford it, perhaps hire a session with a personal trainer. Work-wise, you might be tempted to ask for a pay rise or may be offered extra hours.

sCorpio 24 October - 22 November The Moon in Taurus places the focus on relationships. However, your mood may not be the brightest or the best. You may need to make an effort to be open to other people’s ideas and willing to listen to what they have to say. When it comes to a creative enterprise, you may show a surprising amount of determination to get a project off the ground.

sAGiTTArius 23 November - 21 December You may be considering a change of lifestyle, which you might want to start work on today. As the Moon connects with your home zone you could be thinking in terms of diet for both yourself and your family, perhaps buying something which helps life domestically or changing the atmosphere in your abode by decorating or moving things around.

CApriCorn 22 December - 20 January You may want to make the most of a social connection that seems to hold great potential. As Mars aspects Saturn in your social zone, a meeting may bring up ideas which could be very fruitful. You may want to work in collaboration with this person, as your association together may be positive and dynamic. Things are looking good Capricorn.

AquArius 21 January - 19 February This looks like a good day for finances as you may come up with a plan that not only works for you careerwise but could help you to earn more in general. It may take some application and some working out, but with determination you may be able to turn things around in such a way that the prospect of success seems even closer.

pisCes 20 February - 20 March The desire to explore your beliefs and see which work for you may result in a positive outcome today. You may want to harness the power of determination to fulfil your desires. If there is something you want to achieve, it’s a good time to focus on taking that first step, after which the result may arrive more speedily than you might imagine.

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Te Karere. (R, T) Hyundai Country Calendar. (R, T) 60 Minute Makeover. (G, R) Wedding House. (G, T) Mexican Food Made Simple. (T) Come Dine With Me Omnibus. (G, R, T) 12.00 Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge. (G, R, T) 1.00 MasterChef: The Professionals. (G, T) 2.25 The Chase. (G, T) 3.25 Motorway Cops. (G, R, T) 4.30 Children’s Hospital. (G, T) 5.00 River Monsters: Killer Catfish. 6.00 One News. (T) 7.00 The Food Truck. (G, R, T) 7.30 First Crossings. (PGR, R, T) 8.30 Come Dine With Me UK. (G, T) Brace yourselves for a meat feast fiasco from jeweller Christian, vegetarian beauty therapist, Georgina, Mr Entertainment, Paul, and Irish farmer Jennifer. 9.35 The Following. (AO, R, T) Kevin Bacon stars as former FBI agent Ryan Hardy who is called in when notorious serial killer Joe Carroll escapes from death row. 10.30 MasterChef New Zealand. (G, T) 11.35 FILM: Vicky Cristina Barcelona. (2008, AO, T) 1.30 BBC World – TBA. 2.00 BBC World News. 2.15 Sport Today. 2.30 Fast Track. 3.00 BBC World News. 3.30 Dateline London1. 4.00 BBC World News. 4.10 World Features. 4.30 Changing Fortunes. 5.00 BBC World News. 5.30 Our World.

6.00 Tiki Tour. (G, T) 6.25 Pocoyo. (Final, G, R, T) 6.30 Buzzy Bee And Friends. (G, T) 6.40 Handy Manny. (G, T) 7.05 Toon Disney. (G, R, T) 7.50 Phineas And Ferb. (G, R, T) 8.15 Green Lantern: The Animated Series. (G, T) 8.40 Batman: The Brave And The Bold. (G, R, T) 9.05 A.N.T. Farm. (Final, G, T) 9.30 Zeke And Luther. (G, T) 10.00 Fresh. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 1.00 The amazing Race: Unfinished Business. (PGR) 3.00 Secret Life Of The american Teenager. (PGR) 4.00 Good Luck Charlie. (G, T) 4.30 Melissa & Joey. (G, T) 5.00 america’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 according To Jim. (G, R, T) 6.00 Oh Sit! (T) 7.00 Two and a Half Men. (PGR, R, T) 7.30 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. (G, T) 8.30 FILM: The Pursuit Of Happyness. (2006, R, T) Will Smith, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe. A struggling single parent, working as a salesman, is determined to provide a better life for himself and his son, and sets out to secure a highly-coveted internship with a stockbroking firm. 10.55 Revenge. (Final, AO, R, T) 12.50 Shoot Em’ Up: Shoot ‘Em Up. (AO, R) 2.35 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. (AO, R, T) 3.25 The Celebrity Apprentice. (PGR, R) 5.05 Fresh. (R) 5.30 It Is Written.

6.00 Charles Stanley. 6.30 Trade Zone Gone Fishin’. (G, R) 7.00 Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (G, R) 7.30 Knight Rider. (G, R) 8.30 Infomercials. (G) 9.30 Flowers Uncut With Jeff Leatham. (PGR) 10.00 Babies Behind Bars (Part Two). (PGR) 11.00 Project Runway. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Tim Gunn’s Guide To Style. (G, R) 1.00 america’s Next Top Model: all Stars. (PGR, R) 2.00 Platinum Hit. (PGR) 3.00 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (PGR, R) 4.00 The Office. (G) 4.30 The Secret Lives Of Dancers. (PGR, R) 5.00 Trade Zone Gone Fishin’. (G, R) 5.30 Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (G) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (PGR, T) 7.30 Ice Road Truckers. (PGR, T) 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (AO, T) The CSIs investigate eight deaths at their favourite diner. 9.30 CSI: New york. (AO, T) A woman is found murdered in Central Park and the investigation links her death to a serial killer. 10.30 Outrageous Fortune. (AO, R, T) 11.30 Law & Order: Los angeles. (AO) 12.30 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Hillsong. (G) 5.30 Charles Stanley.

6.00 Home Shopping. (G) 11.30 Millionaire: Hot Seat. (G, R) 12.00 The Crowd Goes Wild Omnibus. (G, R) 2.30 Motorsport. (G) Toyota Racing Series. From Manfield Racing Circuit. 3.30 Motorsport. (G) NZV8s Championship Event. From Manfield Racing Circuit. 4.30 Get Growing With New Zealand Gardener. (G, R) 5.00 Fishing NZ. (G) 5.30 Prime News. 6.00 antiques Roadshow. (G) 7.00 Storage Wars. (G) The team crack open a couple of units in an historic college town. 7.30 american Idol. (G) Judges Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj announce their Top 40. 8.30 Silk. (Final, PGR) Martha tackles what has become the biggest case of her career, the defence of a young teen who is accused of murdering a high court judge. 9.40 Weekend Murders: a Touch Of Frost. (Final, AO) With three bodies discovered buried in the shape of a triangle DI Frost is at a loss to uncover what happened. 11.40 Rugby. (G) Super Rugby. Brumbies Vs Reds. From Canberra Stadium. 12.10 Home Shopping. (G)



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6.00 Breakfast. (T) 9.00 Good Morning. (G) 10.00 Ellen. (G, R) 11.00 60 Minute Makeover. (G, R) 12.00 One News. (T) 12.30 Emmerdale. (PGR, T) 1.30 Come Dine With Me. (G, T) 2.00 Britain’s Best Dish. (G, R) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (G) 3.55 Te Karere. (T) 4.25 Ellen. (G) 5.25 Millionaire Hot Seat. (T) 12.05 Beyond The Darklands. (AO, R, T) 1.05 Te Karere. (R) 1.30 BBC World – GMT With George Alagiah. (G) 2.00 Impact with Mishal Husain. 3.30 HARDtalk. 4.00 Global With Jon Sopel. (G) 5.05 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. 5.35 Te Karere. (T)

6.00 Tiki Tour. (T) 6.25 Special Agent Oso. (G, R, T) 6.45 The Magic Roundabout. (G, R, T) 7.00 What Now? 7.05 Adventure Time. (G, R, T) 7.30 Spongebob Squarepants. (G, R, T) 8.00 What Now? (R) 10.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 FILM: Zoom. (2006, PGR, R, T) 1.50 Mad. (Final, PGR, R, T) 2.00 The Lying Game. (PGR, T) 3.00 Gossip Girl. (PGR, T) 4.00 Make It Or Break It. (G) 5.00 america’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 Pretty Little Liars. (T) 6.30 Rodney. (G, R, T) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PGR, R, T) 7.30 Fool Britannia. (T) 8.00 anger Management. (PGR, T) 8.30 FILM: Due Date. (2010, T) Highly-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay if he is to make it to his child’s birth on time. 10.25 666 Park avenue. (AO, T) 11.25 FILM: My Soul To Take. (2010, T) 1.30 Haven. (AO, R, T) 2.20 Motorway Patrol. (Final, PGR, R, T) 2.45 Infomercials. 3.20 20/20. (R, T) 4.15 It Is Written. (R) 4.45 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.30 Infomercials.


6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Hi-5. (G, R, T) 7.00 Grizzly Tales. (G, R, T) 7.25 Back At The Barnyard. (G, R, T) 7.50 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. (G, R, T) 8.20 Tiki Tour. (G, T) 8.45 Fireman Sam. (G, R, T) 8.55 Bird Bath. (G, R, T) 9.00 Infomercials. 10.30 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.00 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 11.30 Spin City. (G, R, T) 12.00 Desperate Housewives. (AO, R, T) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.00 anderson Live. 3.00 Buzzy Bee and Friends. (G, R, T) 3.05 Everything’s Rosie. (G, T) 3.20 Mike The Knight. (G, T) 3.30 Kung Fu Panda. (G, T) 4.00 H2o Just add Water. (G, R, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. 5.00 Horace In Slow Motion. (G, R) 5.01 america’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 8 Simple Rules. (G, R, T) 12.35 Off The Map. (AO, R, T) 1.35 Infomercials. 2.35 Party Wars. (AO, R) 3.25 Secret Life Of The American Teenager. (PGR, R) 4.15 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.05 The Erin Simpson Show. (R) 5.30 Infomercials.

6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 8.25

Bayless Conley. (G) Brian Houston @ Hillsong. (G) Charles Stanley. (G) Both Worlds. (G, R) What’s Really In Our Food? (G, R, T) 8.50 Under The Grill. (G, R) 9.15 Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger. (G, R, T) 9.40 The Gruen Transfer. (AO, R) 10.05 Home and away Omnibus. (G, T) 11.55 Entertainment Tonight Weekend. (G) 1.00 Survivor: South Pacific. (G, R) 2.00 Ice Road Truckers. (G, R, T) 3.00 Motorsport. BNT V8 SuperTourers. Delayed. 5.30 ITM Fishing Show. (G) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 The Simpsons. (PGR, R, T) 7.30 all New Simpsons. (G, T) 8.00 all New Family Guy. (PGR, T) Peter tells his own version of the Nativity story. 8.30 FILM: all about Steve. (2009, PGR, R, T) Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper. Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together. 10.35 The Blue Rose. (AO, R, T) 11.35 FILM: The Soloist. (2009, AO) 2.05 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV. (G)

MONDay 6.00 8.30 10.30 11.30

3 News: Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Shopping Channel. Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) 12.00 3 News. 12.30 Home and away. (G, R, T) 1.00 Dr Phil. (AO) 2.00 The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) 3.00 The Biggest Loser australia. (G) 4.00 Rachael Ray. (G) 5.00 Entertainment Tonight. (G) 5.30 Home and away. (G, T) 12.15 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Joyce Meyer. 5.30 City Impact Church.

SUNDay 6.00 10.30 12.00 12.30 1.00 1.30

Religious Programming. Sport Box. (G) Getaway. (G, R) The Enforcers. (Final, PGR, R) Danger Beach. (G, R) Cricket. First ODI, First Innings. New Zealand v England. From Seddon Park, Hamilton. 5.35 The Enforcers. (G) 6.05 Cricket. First ODI, Second Innings. New Zealand v England. From Seddon Park, Hamilton. 10.00 Sea Patrol. (PGR) A Geiger counter becomes a ticking time bomb as the crew of Hammersley acts on a distress call from a helicopter that has gone down on Victory Day Island. 11.00 Boardwalk Empire. (AO, R) 12.00 Home Shopping. (G) 1.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.00 Home Shopping. (G)

MONDay 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 12.00 1.00 2.05 3.00

Home Shopping. (G) The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) The Doctors. (G) The Jeff Probst Show. (G) all Saints. (PGR, R) Sea Patrol. (PGR, R) A deadly terrorist bombing sees a rite of passage for one of Hammersley’s young sailors, while the return of an old lover causes tension on board. 4.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000 each night. 5.30 Prime News. 1.30 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.00 Home Shopping. (G)

KEy: T Teletext R Repeat S Stereo P Premiere F Final RaTINGS: G General exhibition PG Parental guidance recommended M Suitable for mature audiences aO Adults only 16 Approved for persons 16 and over 18 Approved for persons 18 and over c Content may offend l Language may offend s Sexual content may offend v contains violence

MOVIE The Pursuit Of Happyness TV2, 8.30pm Salesman Chris Gardner (Will Smith, below) has fallen on hard times. His shrewish wife (Thandie Newton) has just left him and his son. Though he looks out for the count, Chris’s heart, determination and brains will see him climb out of the depths of despair. How? That’s the inspiring part of this “American Dream”-themed drama, based on a true story, which shows how perseverance, a gift for maths and a Rubik’s cube can make you a fortune.

FOUR TODay 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.25 Scaredy Squirrel. (G, R) 7.50 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.20 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 8.45 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused. (G, R) 9.10 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Fused. (G, R) 9.30 Power Rangers: Samurai. (G, R) 10.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.30 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.40 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 4.05 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.35 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.05 Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.30 Clueless. (G, R) 6.00 Life’s Funniest Moments. (G, R) 6.30 FILM: The Tale Of Despereaux. (2008, G) Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman. A tiny mouse strives to make a mammoth change in his troubled kingdom in this adaptation of author Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medalwinning children’s book. 8.30 The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. (PGR) Lisa and Adrienne’s friendship takes another hit when Lisa doesn’t invite Adrienne to her restaurant’s anniversary bash. 9.30 Face Off. (PGR) 10.25 Excused. (AO) 10.55 Poker after Dark. (G) 11.50 Infomercials. (G)

SUNDay 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life. (G, R) 7.25 Scaredy Squirrel. (G, R) 7.50 All Grown Up. (G, R) 8.15 Invader Zim. (G) 8.40 The Mighty B! (G, R) 9.00 Wonder Pets. (G, R) 9.25 Dora The Explorer. (G, R) 9.55 Sticky TV Omnibus. (G) 12.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.30 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.40 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 4.05 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.30 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.00 Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.30 Clueless. (G, R) 6.00 Life’s Funniest Moments. (G, R) 6.30 Top Chef Masters. (G) 7.30 Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites. (PGR) 9.15 Rules Of Engagement. (PG, T) 9.40 Raising Hope. (PGR) Burt becomes obsessed with gambling when he believes he can reclaim all the items he lost when he bet away all the Chance’s belongings nearly 20 years ago. 10.10 The Ricky Gervais Show. (AO, R) This week’s topics include Karl’s hypothetical doppelganger, Ricky’s logic riddle for Karl, Karl’s comprehension of art, Karl’s dislike for Ricky’s cat, and Stephen’s eventful trip to Rio de Janeiro. 10.40 Better Off Ted. (PGR, R) 11.05 Entertainment Tonight Weekend. (G) 11.55 Infomercials. (G)


6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV. (G, R) 7.30 Avatar: The Last Airbender. (G) 7.55 The Winx Club. (G) 8.20 Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures. (G, R) 8.40 Bananas In Pyjamas. (G, R) 8.55 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.05 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.20 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.25 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 9.50 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion. (G) 10.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 1602

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The Box 6.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 8.05 Deadliest Warrior. (M) 8.55 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.20 Flashpoint. (M) 10.10 Raw. (M) 1.10 24. (M) 2.00 24. (M) 2.50 24. (M) 3.40 24. (M) 4.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.30 Chuck. (M) 8.30 Deadliest Warrior. (M) 9.30 Spartacus: Vengeance. (18) 10.30 TNA Impact Wrestling. (M) 12.30 24. (M) 1.20 24. (M) 2.15 24. (M) 3.10 Spartacus: Vengeance. (18) 4.10 Girls Gone Wild. (18) 4.40 24. (M) 5.35 The Simpsons. (PG)

SuNDAy 6.50 7.40 8.30 9.20 11.10

24. (M) 24. (M) 24. (M) TNA Impact Wrestling. (M) The Simpsons Marathon. (PG) 1.15 Chuck. (M) 2.00 24. (M) 2.05 Deadliest Warrior. (M) 2.50 24. (M) 3.00 Raw. (M) 3.40 24. (M) 4.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 5.45 WWE Main Event. (M) 6.45 Smackdown. (M) 7.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.30 Chuck. (M) 8.30 Deadliest Warrior. (M) 9.30 Spartacus: Vengeance. (18) 10.30 TNA Impact Wrestling. (M) 11.30 WWE Main Event. (M) 12.30 SmackDown! (M) 1.20 24. (M) 2.15 24. (M) 3.05 Criminal Minds. (M) 3.10 Spartacus: Vengeance. (18) 3.55 Family Business. (18) 4.10 Girls Gone Wild. (18) 4.25 The Beast. (M) 4.40 24. (M) 5.15 Chuck. (M) 5.35 The Simpsons. (PG)

MoNDAy 6.00 6.50 7.15 7.40

NyPD Blue. (M) The Simpsons. (PG) Pawn Stars. (PG) America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 8.05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Cash Cab uSA. (PG) 8.55 24. (M) 9.45 Law & order. (M) 10.50 WWE Main Event. (M) 11.40 Smackdown. (M) 1.25 NyPD Blue. (M) 2.15 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 2.40 Cash Cab uSA. (PG) 3.05 24. (M) 4.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 4.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 5.00 Law & order. (M) 12.30 24. (M) 1.20 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 1.45 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 2.10 NYPD Blue. (M) 3.00 CSI: New York. (M) 3.50 CSI: New York. (M) 4.40 24. (M) 5.35 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG)

Sky Movies 1 Movie Greats 6.25 Rango. (2011, PG) 8.15 Larry Crowne. (2011, M) 9.55 Cowboys & Aliens. (2011, M) 11.55 Stan Helsing. (2009, 16) 1.25 Just Breathe. (2007, PG) 2.55 Secretariat. (2011, G) 5.00 Johnny English Reborn. (2011, PG) MI7’s top spy returns from hiding to face a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. 6.40 Hanna. (2011, M) Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett. 8.30 The Vow. (2012, PG) Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum. After a car accident puts Paige in a coma and causes her severe memory loss, her husband Leo must work to win her heart back. 10.15 Wanderlust. (2012, 16) Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston. 11.55 True Justice 2: Blood Alley. (2012, 16) Steven Seagal. 1.25 The Slammin’ Salmon. (2009, 16) 3.05 Just Breathe. (2007, PG) 4.35 True Justice 2: Blood Alley. (2012, 16)


6.05 Secretariat. (2011, G) 8.05 Hanna. (2011, M) 9.55 Johnny English Reborn. (2011, PG) 11.40 The Vow. (2012, PG) 1.25 Wild Target. (2010, M) 3.05 The River Why. (2010, M) Zach Gilford, Amber Heard. Sick of living in a home shrouded with secrets and lies, Gus runs away from home and the shadow of his famous fly-fishing father. 4.50 Salvation Boulevard. (2011, M) Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear. A Deadheadturned-born-again-Christian finds himself on the run from members of his megachurch who will do anything to protect their larger-thanlife pastor. 6.25 Captain America: The First Avenger. (2011, M) Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones. 8.30 Man on A Ledge. (2012, M) Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks. From the ledge of a NYC skyscraper, a cornered man must orchestrate a dangerous plan to prove his innocence for a crime he didn’t commit. 10.15 That’s My Boy. (2012, 16) Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg.


7.25 Directors: Michael Mann. (2009, PG). 7.55 Captain America: The First Avenger. (2011, M) Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones. 10.00 Wild Target. (2010, M) Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt. 11.35 Man on A Ledge. (2012, M) Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks. 1.20 Country Strong. (2010, M) Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund. 3.15 Mars Needs Moms. (2011, PG) Seth Green, Dan Fogler. 4.45 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son. (2011, PG) Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson.

6.00 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Xtreme Life TV 9.30 TheDRIVEtv 10.00 Life FM presents 11.00 The One to One Show 11.30 The Easter Experience 12.00 The Verdict of Science 12.30 Facing the Canon 1.00 Christianity Explored 1.30 Building a Difference 2.00 Leland Klassen’s Comedy 2.30 Joni and Friends 3.00 Journey into the Amazon 3.30 From Heartache to Hope 4.00 Battles Christians Face 4.30 Facing the Canon 5.00 The Verdict of Science 5.30 Give Me An Answer 6.00 Incredible Creatures 6.30 Building a Difference 7.00 Joni and

6.55 The Ringer. (2003, M) 8.30 My Cousin Vinny. (1992, PG) 10.30 unbreakable. (2000, M) 12.15 Blood Diamond. (2006, 16) 2.40 unforgiven. (1992, M) 4.50 From Paris With Love. (2010, 16) John Travolta. When a low-level operative for the CIA in Paris is offered his first senior assignment, he can’t believe his good fortune, until he meets his new partner. 6.25 Duplicity. (2009, M) Julia Roberts. 8.30 Cape Fear. (1991, 16) Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte. In this slick remake, a lawyer and his family are terrorised by a brutal criminal after withholding evidence that may have acquitted him. 10.40 The Mask. (1994, M) Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz. 12.20 underworld: Rise of The Lycans. (2009, 16) 1.55 Biography: Nicole Kidman. (2007, PG) 2.45 unforgiven. (1992, M) 4.55 From Paris With Love. (2010, 16)

SuNDAy 6.25 8.30 10.35 12.15

1.50 2.10 4.10

6.00 8.30


Duplicity. (2009, M) Cape Fear. (1991, 16) The Mask. (1994, M) underworld: Rise of The Lycans. (2009, 16) Making of We Bought A Zoo. (2011, PG) Mr: Brooks. (2007, 16) Broken Arrow. (1996, M) John Travolta, Christian Slater. Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the US military, but don’t count on a pilot and a park ranger spoiling their plans. 1996. Ray. (2004, M) Jamie Foxx, Larenz Tate. The Prestige. (2006, M) Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale. Rival magicians in turn-of-the-century London battle each other for trade secrets. The Hunted. (2003, 16) Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro.


7.05 Ray. (2004, M) Jamie Foxx, Larenz Tate. 9.35 The Prestige. (2006, M) Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale. 11.45 Sexy Beast. (2000, 18) Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone. 1.15 Broken Arrow. (1996, M) John Travolta, Christian Slater. 3.00 The Hunted. (2003, 16) Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro. 4.35 The Queen. (2005, M) Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen.

Sky Sport 1

Sky Sport 2

6.00 Super Rugby Countdown. 7.30 Total Rugby. 8.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Northern Trust Open Round One. Highlights. 9.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Northern Trust Open Round Two. Live. 12.00 Golf. ISPS Handa NZ Womens Open. Highlights. 1.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Africa Open Round Two. Highlights. 2.00 Basketball. NBL. NZ Breakers v Wollongong Hawks. Replay. 4.00 Soccer. ASB Futsal Football. National League. Series 2. 4.30 The Cricket Show. 5.00 Cricket. New Zealand v England 3rd Twenty20. Replay. 8.30 Golf. ISPS Handa NZ Womens Open. Highlights. 9.35 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Brumbies v Reds. Live. 11.40 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Brumbies v Reds. Replay. 1.40 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Rebels v Force. Replay. 4.00 Soccer. A-League. Sydney FC v Adelaide United. Replay.

6.00 Crowd Goes Wild. 6.30 Cricket. New Zealand v England 3rd Twenty20. Replay. 10.00 The Cricket Show. 10.30 ICC Cricket 360. 11.00 Athletics. Toshiba Windsor Triathlon. 12.00 Basketball. NBL. Sydney Kings v Cairns Taipans. Replay. 2.00 Motorsport. Toyota Racing Series. Round 5. 3.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Northern Trust Open Round Two. Highlights. 4.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Africa Open Round Two. Highlights. 5.00 Cricket. ICC Womens World Cup. 3rd v 4th. Highlights. 5.30 Soccer. A-League. Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Heart. Replay. 7.30 Soccer. A-League. Sydney FC v Adelaide United. Live. 9.45 Soccer. A-League. Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney. Live. 11.45 Soccer. A-League. Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners. Live. 2.00 The ultimate Fighter: Aussie v uK. 3.00 uFC Wired. 4.00 Basketball. NBL. NZ Breakers v Wollongong Hawks. Replay.


6.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Northern Trust Open Round Two. Highlights. 7.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Northern Trust Open Round Three. Live. 8.30 The Cricket Show. 9.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Northern Trust Open Round Three. Live. 12.00 Athletics. Contact Tri Series. Race 5. 1.00 The Cricket Show. 1.30 Cricket. New Zealand v England 1st One-day 1st Innings. Live. 6.05 Cricket. New Zealand v England 1st One-day 2nd Innings. Live. 10.00 ICC Cricket 360. 10.30 Sky Sport What’s on. 11.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Brumbies v Reds. Replay. 1.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Rebels v Force. Replay. 3.00 The ultimate Fighter: Aussie v uK. 4.00 Soccer. A-League. Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix. Replay.


6.00 Cricket. New Zealand v England 1st One-day. From Seddon Park, Hamilton. Highlights. 7.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Northern Trust Open Round Four. Live. 8.30 ICC Cricket 360. 9.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Northern Trust Open Round Four. Live. 12.30 Golf. European PGA Tour. Africa Open Round Four. Highlights. 1.30 Soccer. A-League. Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney. Replay. 3.30 Sky Sport What’s on. 4.00 Athletics. Kelloggs NutriGrain Ironman & Ironwoman. Round 5. Replay.


Friends 7.30 FEATURE: Expelled 9.00 The Easter Experience 9.30 Nzone Focus 10.00 Christianity Explored 10.30 Facing the Canon 11.00 Give Me An Answer 11.30 Joni and Friends 12.00 Nzone Focus 12.30 Incredible Creatures 1.00 Journey into the Amazon 1.30 The Easter Experience 2.00 Facing the Canon 2.30 Christianity Explored 3.00 FEATURE: Expelled 4.30 Incredible Creatures 5.00 Give Me An Answer 5.30 Running With Fire SuNDAy 6.00 Living Truth: Charles Price 7.00 TQ 7.30 The Lads TV 8.00 The Storykeepers 8.30


6.00 uFC on Fuel 7. 8.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Brumbies v Reds. Replay. 10.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Rebels v Force. Replay. 12.00 Soccer. A-League. Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney. Replay. 2.00 Soccer. A-League. Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners. Replay. 4.00 Basketball. NBL. Melbourne Tigers v Perth Wildcats. Live. 6.00 Sky Sport What’s on. 6.30 Dumbest Stuff on Wheels. 7.00 The ITM Fishing Show. 7.30 Motorsport. New Zealand V8 Series. Highlights. 8.30 Motorsport. Toyota Racing Series. Round 5. From Manfeild, Feilding. 9.45 Cricket. ICC Women’s World Cup Final. 1st Innings. Live. 1.10 Sky Sport What’s on. 1.50 Cricket. ICC Women’s World Cup Final. 2nd Innings. Live. 5.15 The ITM Fishing Show.


6.00 Snooker. World Tour. Shoot Out. Day Two. Highlights. 9.00 Soccer. A-League. Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix. Highlights. 10.00 Basketball. NBL. NZ Breakers v Wollongong Hawks. Replay. 12.00 Rugby. Investec Super Rugby. Rebels v Force. Replay. 2.00 Golf. ISPS Handa NZ Womens Open. Highlights. 3.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. Highlights. 4.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Africa Open Round Four. Highlights. 5.00 uFC on Fuel 7.

Discovery 6.00 6.30 7.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.00 1.30 2.00 2.30 3.30 4.30 5.30 6.30 7.30 8.30


10.30 11.30 12.30 1.00 1.30 5.30

Connect. (PG) River Monsters. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) ET Fishing Escapes. (PG) off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) Shark Week’s 25 Best Bites. (M) Auction Kings. (PG) Auction Hunters. (PG) Magic of Science. (PG) Auction Kings. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Flying Wild Alaska. (PG) X-Ray: yellowstone. (PG) yukon Men. (M) American Guns. (M) World’s Dirtiest Man. (PG) Gold Rush. (PG) The Wrong Claim: Dave faces disaster when he finds his new claim is un-minable. The Dakota boys face the threat of historic floods and Parker needs to secure new ground. Sons of Guns. (M) Sub Gun Girls: Red Jacket takes on an iconic MG34 belt fed machine gun. River Monsters: untold Stories. (PG) Swords: Life on The Line. (PG) Call 911. (PG) Destroyed In Seconds. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) We Built This City. (PG)

SuNDAy 6.30 7.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.30 2.30 7.30 8.30


9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.30 2.30 3.30 4.30 5.30

River Monsters. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) ET Fishing Escapes. (PG) off The Hook: Extreme Catches. (PG) River Monsters: untold Stories. (PG) America’s Most Secret. (PG) World’s Dirtiest Man. (PG) River Monsters: untold Stories. (PG) Croc Attack. (M) Auction Kings. (PG) The Gallery 63 crew auction off a large antique fire extinguisher, a fire grenade, a cane sword, and the infamous Beatles “butchercover” album. Auction Hunters. (PG) A nerdy auction buyer tests Ton and Allen’s patience at a big container auction in Ventura. American Guns. (M) X-Ray: yellowstone. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) American Loggers. (PG) Body Invaders. (M) I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) Nightmare Next Door. (M) Disappeared. (M)

MoNDAy 6.30 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.00 1.30 2.30 3.30 4.30 5.30

Dirty Jobs. (PG) American Loggers. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Nightmare Next Door. (M) I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) Stalked: Someone’s Watching. (M) I Was Murdered. (M) Disappeared. (M) Body Invaders. (M) American Loggers. (PG) Deadliest Catch. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG)

Connection Point 9.00 In Touch 10.00 Life Questions 10.30 Word For You 11.00 Songs of Praise 11.35 Quick Study 12.00 THE BIBLE SERIES: Solomon 1.30 FEATURE SERIES: First Love 2.30 Precious Memories 3.00 Hour of Power 4.00 In Touch 5.00 Living Truth: Charles Price 6.00 Running With Fire 6.30 Facing the Canon 7.00 Nzone Focus 7.30 Songs of Praise 8.05 Precious Memories 8.30 David Jeremiah 9.30 THE BIBLE SERIES: Solomon 11.00 FEATURE SERIES: First Love 12.00 Hour of Power 1.00 Late Programs. 1602

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Mobile Mower servicing

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

• Rotary Mowers • Reel Mowers • Ride on Mowers • Chainsaws Ashburton 308-6173 - Methven 303-3178 • Water blasters • Rotary Hoes • Small Motor Repairs • Generators

Contact Paul McCormick

Phone 03 307 7402 Mob 027 433 5766

Got a tree troubling you?

You need Four Seasons Treecare, your local tree experts! • Pruning • Felling • Branch chipping (up to 12”)

• Hedge trimming • Powerline clearance • Stumpgrinding • Dismantling

Stan Keeley, Owner

Ph 307-0002 - Mobile 021 88 34 36

Roofing Specialists

Free Measure & quote

We specialise in:

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

03 307 0593 or 0508-453-696 North park drive

0800 559 255 for a free quote Peter Young Plumber & Drainlayer

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

PH 03 307 7582 | MOB 027 2800 889

Call Pete and you’ll get the boss on the job

Trucks and trailer of semi dry firewood delivered. Bluegum, Oregon and Oldman Pine... that’s the good stuff

Call Sandra and the team on 03 307 8184 or 027 292 0180 Home • Commercial • Office LIGHT ENGINEERING / SHEET METAL FABRICATORS • Trailer and Crate • Moisture Meters • Harvest Repairs • Trailer & Crate Repairs • Farm Crates/Bullbars Repairs • Farm Crates/Bullbars • Grain Spears • Panel Repairs • Tube and Pipe Bending • Panel Repairs • Tube & Pipe Bending • Component • Component Manufacturing • • Machinery Guards • Flashings/Ducting Flashings/Ducting Manufacturing

• Machinery Guards • Moisture Meters

• Harvest Repairs • Grain Spears


Minimum 4 m3 RINI Contracting Ltd

Eftpos available. Hurry and order now!

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painting & Decorating contractors

if you are renovating or building a new home you need someone to trust in all your painting and Decorating neeDS – commercial or residential. • Interior decorating • Exterior decorating • Wallpapering • Waterblasting • roof painting

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

Graphic Designer

Advertising Department of a daily paid newspaper

Greg Trudgeon

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Full workshop to service any brands of small motors • Husqvarna • Gardena • McCulloch • Flymo • Honda • Briggs & Stratton • Victa • Lawn Master • Robin / Mikasa P 307 7055 F 308 8116

5 Range Street, Riverside Industrial Park, Ashburton

We have a vacancy for a full-time Senior Graphic Designer to play an integral role in the advertising team for the Ashburton Guardian daily newspaper and other locally generated publications. Our sales people require a clever designer with flair to create successful campaign concepts for our clients. The successful candidate will not only produce accurate, quality work - they will also have the “X” factor when it comes to understanding how to attract attention and create a buying response by our readers. The role also includes the co-ordination, design and layout of editorial and advertising for our feature publications. The following skills are necessary: • A formal qualification in Graphic Design • Excellent verbal and written skills • The ability to multi-task easily and work well in a team • Prepared to work to tight deadlines • Always prepared to go the extra mile Applications close February 22, 2013, March 2013 start If you meet the above criteria, have the energy and enthusiasm to complement our professional team, please send your resume, with examples of recent work detailing your skills and experience, to:Desme Daniels, Advertising Manager PO Box 77, Ashburton 7740 or email

Our People, Our Place, Our Guardian.

Painting & Plastering

Working to keep the price right • Painting • Plastering • Interior

• Exterior • Small Fences • Planter Boxes

Chris Boniface

Specialise in old villas, older properties and weatherboard Phone Today 022 681 2499 After Hours 03 308 9617

Painting & Plastering

EmErgEncyglass glassrEpairs rEpairs EmErgEncy There when you need us with a Fast reliable service plus No extra Call-Out fee for urgent after-hours work

ashburton glass Works 11 peter street, Zek campey gordon allan

11 peterashburton street, ashburton Tel:Tel: (03)(03) 308308 3918 3918 a/H:a/H: (021)(021) 716 716 157 157

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

John Sharman


Ph 308-7332 or 027-277-1062

FActory SprAy LAcquer

Give your old stuff a great new look The Finishing Company 03 307 8870 or 0274 444 856 Lacquer Finishes for doors, joinery, existing kitchens, furniture, appliances. A new look for your old stuff!

CANTERBURY SEED Part Time Bar Steward The Ashburton RSA is currently looking for a part time Bar Steward. This will involve week and weekend work. Bar experience and a current Managers License preferable though not necessary as full training to the right person will be given. Please apply by phone to the General Manager on 308 7175 or email

Construction Labourers and Cleaners Wanted Christchurch based work No experience necessary, just a keen work ethic Transport provided at a small fee 40+ hours a week Immediate start Call/Text Kelly

021 545 443

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RELATIONSHIP MANAGER Canterbury Seed Company is one of the largest marketers of cereal grains in New Zealand, working with a large base of growers to supply grain and seed products to a range of customers from flour mills to dairy farmers. We have experienced staff with expert knowledge of New Zealand’s milling and grain industry and the ability to connect sellers and buyers effectively. Reporting to the Grains Manager, we are seeking a Relationship Manager with excellent interpersonal skills to not only maintain key relationships but develop and expand our grower and customer base. This position involves:  Maintaining key relationships in respect to grain customers and growers  Developing new relationships with customers and growers  Assisting in the purchasing of grain  Managing day to day logistics and contract administration  Responsibility for collation and testing of samples  Ensuring timely communication with growers To be successful in this role you will need:  Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence in dealing with different people and personalities  Experience facilitating strong work/client relationships  Well developed communication skills  Attention to detail and accuracy in all areas  Understanding of the local seed industry  To be a team player and willingly participate with others to achieve common goals As part of the wider Winslow and Carr Group of businesses, we offer our staff excellent working conditions and company benefits. Based in our brand new offices in Ashburton, you will work within a large team encompassing all Winslow businesses (Canterbury Seed, Winslow Contracting and Lely Center Ashburton). If you know you have the experience and qualities we need, like a new challenge and would like to work for a company providing excellent service to Canterbury farmers then please apply by emailing your application including your C.V. by Wednesday 20th February 2013 to: Sarah Adams, General Manager Sales & Marketing, Canterbury Seed Company Ltd. Email:

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Butchers Assistant 40-50 hours a week. Immediate start.

Admin/Light Duties 9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Call in and see Mike for an application form. Netherby Shopping Centre, Chalmers Ave. 03 308 7354

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Ashburton Meat Processors Limited Casual Installation Assistants Required – Immediate Start Sustainable Water Limited (‘SWL’) provides technology focused water management solutions to the Canterbury region from our Ashburton base. Our current work portfolio exceeds our existing resource capacity and accordingly we have opportunities available for Installation Assistants to join our team on a casual basis. Job requirements: • Assisting with the installation of artificial membranes into storage ponds • Working with a team and ensuring that a high level of workmanship is maintained • Operating vehicles and equipment required for project completion • Experience in the agricultural and/or irrigation sector and engineering/welding experience would be an advantage You will be reliable, flexible, practical, a good communicator and a team player. You will also need to hold a current NZ driver licence and have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand Work Permit. Please email your CV and cover letter to by Friday, February 22nd 2013

Liquor Duty Manager

Part time Courtesy Van Driver

We have a full-time Liquor Duty Manager position available. The position is Sunday to Thursday with three late nights.

Locally owned and operated Ashburton Meat Processors Limited operates year-round from its premises in Bridge Street, producing a range of meat cuts on-time and to specification for a number of significant local and national clients. We are currently seeking applications from suitable people for the following positions at our plant: • Loadout Operator – Night Shift This is a full-time position, working within a small team responsible for the organisation of orders and loadout of product to our clients. You must be well organised and numerate, as well as physically fit. • Trimmers/Knifehands • Boners/Trainee Boners We have vacancies available on both our day and night shifts for people with the right attitude and a willingness to learn the skills involved in primary processing. Whilst experience in any of the advertised roles would be an advantage, we have an established training programme so encourage anyone new to the industry to apply. All of these positions offer a competitive hourly rate, year-round job security and great workmates! To apply, email your details to If you would like further details, contact Bryan Waitoa on 03-307-1245 or Ryan Scott on 03-308-2019. Applications close 1 March 2013.

“You can trust Colourplus”

Full time

Design Consultant Colourplus Ashburton is an innovative decorating business based in the heart of Ashburton. They specialise in drapes, Luxaflex blinds, wallpaper, paint, giftware and interior design. An opportunity exists for a further design consultant to join the Colourplus team. The position involves selling all aspects of decor instore, and consulting with clients in their own home. The position is 37 hours per week, plus rostered Saturdays until 1pm. A qualification and experience would be an advantage, but is not a pre-requisite as full training will be given to the right person. Ideally this position would suit a dynamic, friendly, customer driven person, who is keen to learn and develop the necessary skills needed in this exciting industry. Enthusiasm is essential, as is a natural flair for colour and design. If you are looking for a genuine career opportunity within an award winning company then please send or email your CV and covering letter to: The Manager, Colourplus Ashburton PO Box 150, Ashburton Email: Applications close Friday, March 8, 2013 All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

The successful applicant The Trust takes pride in providing a courtesy van would be required to supervise service for our guests and we are looking for a part up to three staff in the absence time Courtesy Van Driver to greet and transport guests 118 Tancred of owners, with night duties to and from the Ashburton Trust establishments, i.e.: URL including shop closing. This Hotel Ashburton, Braided Rivers Restaurant + Bar, Proof read by:_______________________________ With: _______________________________ Date:_______________________________ tested: Speight’s Ale House, The Shed, Tinwald Tavern, Devon specific position involves work Tavern as required.. in all aspects of the shop


The vacant position is for Saturdays, approximately 11pm to Sunday 4.00am and the successful applicant must possess a full, valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

including checkout, grocery, produce, lotto, postal services and NZ Transport Agency services.

Part-Time, Permanent

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We are looking for physically fit and agile person for daily cleaning of our office block area.

Street, Ashburton

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1 2 3 facility 4 5based in Metalcorp NZ Ltd is a scrap metal recycling $0 $0 $25 $50 $75 Tinwald.

Part time position Monday to Friday for 3 hours per day A Machinery Operator is required to work in the yard as part If you are able to assist our guests in a professional (start time negotiable) Applicants are required to have job: C43734 of a small team. PLEASE NOTE: manner and demonstrate excellent customer service a current General Manager’s that we have prepared this You will be required to: This varied role include: skills, along with the above requirements pleasesiapply advertisement proof based on our ze: 15x2 format: bw Certificate. Complete all general cleaning tasks in an effective and • Operation of machinery including and balers understanding of theguillotines instructions to:• Sorting various metals received. In of approving the efficient publicationApplication forms can be run manner. date position sort cost (excl gst)and identification Sarah Davidson advertisement, it is client’s responsibility • Use of hand tools collected from Tinwald Have high standards. Operations Manager Ash Guardian Havesat 16 feb of basic sitscleaning vac equipment and $ 349.50 to check the accuracy of both the knowledge SuperValue. Closing Date: This position requires someone with the following attributes: Ashburton Trust advertisement, the media and the Seek prepaid • Ability to follow clear instructions materials. Thursday, February 21. Level 1, Somerset House, Burnett Street position nominated. • Physically fit trademe prepaid Be physically fit to perform cleaning duties including Phone 307 5902 or 021 667 894 Cancellation of adverts booked with • Reliable and motivated bending, pushing, lifting and handling equipment. media will incur a media cancellation Email: • Able to work asfee part a team of of $50. Possess good communication skills including • Good customer service skills understanding/accepting instructions. Experience within the industry is not essential as full training Be well presented and have a professional manner at all Amy will be provided. your contact: Early Childhood times. The vacancy is a full time position of 42 hours per week. Be reliable, punctual and not afraid of hard work. Teacher Cooney Silva Evatt is a leading Ashburton law firm that has There is also rotating Saturday morning work. Please contact Jane on 308 6930 for an application been established for more than 80 years. We are looking Due to a member of staff Applicants must be able to pass a drug test. or email your current CV to for a strong applicant to fill a permanent full time vacancy relocating, we have a Please contact Jane on 308-6930 during office hours to vacancy for a qualified in our busy office. obtain an application form or apply in person with your CV. early childhood teacher, This support role involves assisting with key office projects, commencing mid March. some reception duties and other administration tasks. We Applicants must hold a are looking for a motivated, conscientious person, with a recognised ECE qualification positive attitude. Excellent data entry and administration and be provisionally or fully skills are essential. You will also need to be well organised, registered. The successful have the ability to work without supervision and as part applicant will be supported by our experienced teaching of a team.

Office Assistant

Current driver’s licence and your own vehicle are required. Please apply in writing to our Practice Manager, Jo Preston, by email ( Applications close on 1st March 2013.

team and benefit from an excellent coaching/ mentoring programme. The position is in the Over Two room.

Applications close 4th March . Please send CV to :Rising Stars Preschool, 20 Middle Rd ,Allenton, Ashburton 7700

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Head Chef (Full Time) Sous Chef/Cook (Maternity Cover) We are currently looking for a experienced Head Chef to take over responsibility of running our kitchen. You will be ultimately responsible for six chefs, day to day running of our kitchen, meeting targets, ordering, stock control and all other aspects of a busy kitchen. Also, a Sous Chef is required for maternity leave cover with the possibility of up to a year of employment opportunity. The person we are seeking would have had to have had experience in a busy kitchen. However, we are prepared to train the right person for this position with the possibility of a chefs apprenticeship if he/she has the passion and dedication for this industry. If you know you’ve got what it takes to become part of a hard working kitchen team and have fun in the process, then forward all your details to Amanda Joyce.

Building Supplies Customer Service 20 hrs week

Mitre 10 MEGA have a vacancy to join the busy team in building supplies. This position is for 20 hours per week and will include rostered weekends. The position would suit a retired person or a student with an interest in building or D.I.Y. If you think this is of interest to you, please send your covering letter and c.v. to: or post to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 35, Ashburton 7740.

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Your next event Your next purchase Your next sale

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DAILY DIARY SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 9.00am - 4.00pm. MOTORHOME SHOW. Buying, Selling, looking, at the Ashburton Showgrounds. 9.30am - 12.30pm. ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church Hall, Baring Square East. 10.00am - 12noon. VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road. Tinwald. 10.00am - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, museum open. Seafield Road. 1.00pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Assn and golf croquet 2pm -4pm. Richocet 1pm-2pm. Waireka Croquet Club Domain, Philip Street.

1.30pm. MID CANTERBURY SOCIAL WHEELERS. 14km road race. Register from 1pm. Fords Road, near the sale yards. 2.00pm - 5.00pm. SOUTH ISLAND NATIONAL DAHLIA SHOW. Open to the public, Tinwald Hall, Graham St.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17 8.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 8.30am. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass. Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9.00am. ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. holy Communion, Harrison Street. 9.00am - 4.00pm. MOTORHOME SHOW. Buying, Selling, looking, at the Ashburton Showgrounds. 9.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Worship service led by Rev Tevita Taufelele. 48 Allens Road. 9.30am. ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Morning worship, Sunday School commences, all welcome. 65 Oxford Street. 9.30am - 4.00pm. SOUTH ISLAND NATIONAL DAHLIA SHOW. Open to the public, Tinwald Hall, Graham St. 10.00am. HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mass. Sealy Street. 10.00am. ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 10.00am. ST ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Church service with Rev David Brown, Cnr Havelock and Park Streets. 10.00am. ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion every Sunday. 151-153 Thomson Street. 10.30am. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 37 Alford Forest Rd, (In Polytechic building). 1.00pm. VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Museum open. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 2.00pm - 4.00pm. WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mixed doubles, Waireka Croquet Club, Domain. Philip Street. 2.00pm - 4.00pm. STAVELEY MUSEUM. Open. Opposite Staveley Store. 7.00pm. VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 37 Alford Forest Rd, (In Polytechic building). 7.00pm. ST ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Service held in the Sinclair Centre with Rev David Brown. Cnr Havelock and Park Streets.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 18 9.00am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 9.00am - 4.00pm. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House. 9.30am. CREATIVE FIBRE ASHBURTON. Crochet dabble day. Allenton Rugby Club. Melrose Road. 9.30am - 10.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Ladies exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.00am. ASHBURTON COUNTY VETERANS GOLF ASSOCIATION. Summer tournament in grades. Stableford. Tinwald Golf Club. 10.30am. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Play group in lounge, 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 10.30am - 11.30am. AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Men’s exercise classes start today. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm. ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display in Heritage hangar RNZAF Aermacchi RAF Harrier GR3. Seafield Road. Seafield Road.

2.00pm. GREY POWER. Monthly meeting with speaker from Public Trust. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 6.00pm. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road. Allenton. 7.30pm. ASHBURTON ECELCTONIC ORGAN AND KEYBARD CLUB. Club night concert, visitors welcome. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 7.30pm. CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE. Euchre in the Parish centre, Cnr Burnett and Winter Streets.

WANTED CAN’T find what you are looking for? Place a classified in the Wanted section of the Ashburton Guardian classifieds, call today on 307-7900. TREES wanted. Suitable for firewood in the HindsWillowby-Coldstream areas. Ph 022-306-4585. WANTED to buy. Brick home, three bedrooms, prefer west side. Approx. ten years old. 302-5876. WANTED - used Ford, Belarus and Massey Ferguson tractors in any condition. Freephone 0800-888-343.

TRADES & SERVICES 4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, privacy and safety films for glass. FREE quotes 20 years local service. Bill Breukelaar phone 0800-368-468

AB CONSTRUCTION Building Services In Ashburton We offer a range of quality building services including: New residential houses. Renovations. Garages. Sheds. Suspended ceilings. Light commercial. Fencing. Decking. Paths. Silos & farm buildings. Contact us today for a free quote. Tobie Hartley 021 0236 7167 BUILDERS, carpenters bricklayers, all advertise in the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900. CLIENTS are waiting to hear of your services in the Connections section of the Ashburton Guardian newspaper. Phone 307-7900. FOR: Welding – Mig, Arc, Mild steel fabrication. Sandblasting. Competitive Rates – Quality assured. Phone Kurt at Action Sandblasting Ltd. 027-3324549 or 308-4226



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Restricted Fire Season

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Notice is hereby given that the part of the Ashburton Plains for which the Ashburton District Council is the Rural Fire Authority, is imposed with a RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON for the period midnight Friday 25 January 2013 until further notice.

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NEW LOOK SHOWROOM 60 YEARS EXPERTISE 60th BIRTHDAY PRIZES Full range of engineering supplies and accessories for all your repairs and maintenance. Kerrick hot & cold waterblasters & industrial vacuum cleaners. Esseti welders & accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.

Peter Blacklow

“Locally owned & operated family business for 60 years”


South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147 Fax (03) 308-1042 Email FREEPHONE 0800 452 522


Every purchase qualifies you to an entry.

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Exceptions During Restricted Fire Season: The following are approved activities allowed under special authority issued under Section 23 of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977: •

Gas fuelled barbeques lit in properly constructed containers and gas cookers

Hangis (subject to specific conditions)

Fires lit in fully enclosed drums (subject to specific conditions)

The burning of agricultural crop residues, stubble or straw (subject to specific conditions)

Full information is available on the Ashburton District Council website or by contacting Councils Customer Services on 307 7700 (24 hours). DON GEDDES Principal Rural Fire Officer


Birthday Greetings

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For all your cake decorating requirements.

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Contact Des anytime for an obligation free quote.

Phone 03 308 9936 or 0274 323 258 SPORTING NOTICES Ashburton Chess Club


Jonty Watson Happy 2nd Birthday big guy Love always Mummy, Daddy, Elliot and baby Bella. xxx

Jonty David Watson Happy 2nd Birthday Have lots of fun. Lots of love Gran & Grandad. xxxx

OPENING NIGHT Monday February 18, 2013 7.30pm Ashburton Hospital Community Services Block, Elizabeth Street. Enquiries phone Ken 308-3655.

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A Restricted Fire Season remains in force for the Ashburton Lakes and Rakaia Gorge area.

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HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952. ROOFING - for all your roofing requirements, new roofs, reroofing, commercial, insurance claims, repairs. Licensed building practitioner, Wiki, Vision Roofing, phone 027-4760203.

This means that the lighting of fires in the open air in the Ashburton District is prohibited without permit except as below. A permit is required from the Department of Conservation for any fires on or within 1 km of any Crown land.

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Friday, February 22 5pm Keenans Road clubrooms Enquiries/apologies Darion Gray 027 688 0667 307 1446 email

Or visit

Subs appreciated on the night please.

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Ruby Stewart 6 years old today. Have a terrific birthday gorgeous girl. Love from all your family.

Tyler Tuki Happy 5th Birthday our wonderful school boy! Lots of love, Mum, Dad Logan and Hunter.

Happy Birthday


Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before

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Jab Registration February 21 from 6pm Late registration and Milo breakfast day is Sun, March 10 from 9am – 2pm Smithfield Road Clubrooms All JAB players welcome we are looking to field a team in each grade!

Contact Phil Nicolson 027 282 908


Southern Rugby 2013 JAB Registration At Hinds Clubrooms February 21 3.00pm - 5.00pm Teams from Under 6 to Under 13 All new members welcome

Ph Dave MacLeod 027 244 7124




Phone 307 7900

Ashburton Celtic Rugby Club We currently have funds available to distribute in grants for the following purposes in the Canterbury area:

BUYERS OF ALL METALS Copper, Brass, Aluminium etc.

Mid-Canterbury Metal Recycling Licensed Buyer Dealer

10A McGregor Lane, Riverside Estate (Off McNally Street)

Phone 308-8959 or 027-228-1467 anytime


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Training has started Tuesdays/Thursday 6.30pm, Celtic Grounds, Keenans Road Senior, Senior B, Colts, Under 18’s Senior: Senior B: Colts: Under 18’s:

Dave McCrea Pete Gowans Paul Summerfield Don Summerfield

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BARLEY/Wheat straw. 4 x 3 x 7, 2 yrs old, good quality, covered. Offers, must sell. Baleage also suitable for cattle. Hinds area. 0274-766871.

• Research, development, education for, training and expansion of, the science and practice of agriculture. • The needs of young people who suffer physical or mental disabilities or have less chance in life than their peers. Applications close at 5pm, Friday, February 22, 2013. For further information and application forms, please contact:

Senior trial games

March 10 vs Timaru Celtic at home

March 17 vs McKenzie Country away (Mick Casey Memorial Trophy)

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

March 24 vs West Melton at home JAB

Darion Gray

027 688 0647

Netball Mieke Brook 027 759 5782 EXPERIENCED tractor driver/machinery operator BARLEY/wheat straw. 4 x 3 seeking work, harvesting, x 7. Hinds area. 0274-766dry stock or dairy farming, 871 or 03-303-7476. Based at Winchmore. Please RURAL TRADING POST RAFFLES phone Cam 027-951-6346. CAN’T find what you are looking for? Advertise in the Wanted section of the CAT D8 and 40 tonne RURAL TRADING POST Ashburton Guardian. Phone excavator for hire. Phone Mid Canterbury 027-474-5243. 307-7900.

ENTERING farm records? Short of time? We now undertake to enter your farm records for you, using Pcaso Limited's Croptrack Software for Arable. Reasonable rates. Please phone Paul on 027-442-5837.

• Research, treatment, provision of equipment in relation to, and the education and training of skilled persons relative to, the disease of cancer.

HAYCOVERS made to order or off the shelf standard size. Morrison’s Saddlery and Feed, Racecourse Road. Phone 308-3422.

Masters Tennis

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STOCK - buy or sell through the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

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If Guardian photographers missed you at Ashburton maternity, you can send your photographs and details to

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Quality Preschool

Directors: Annie Smith and Brenda Leonard Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm, Phone 308 2959, Main South Road


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Hahna Isabel Shaw was born on January 16, weighing 8lb 13oz. Parents Kate and David Shaw are thrilled.

Bill Johnson and Nina Strijland welcomed Elvis Bradley Johnson, born at home on Sunday, January 13, weighing 8lb 7oz. A litlle brother for Ethan, 2½.

Big brothers (from left) Arlo and Jake hold baby Lennox Finn Parsons. Lennox was born on January 31, to parents Megan and Tim and weighed 7lb 9oz.

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Baxter Gordon McGregor arrived on January 28, weighing 9lb 6oz. Baxter is the first child for Olivia and Hamish McGregor.

April and Chase welcome their little brother Taite Eli-Ayden Bishop into the world on January 24, weighing 8lb 1oz. Taite was born to proud parents Nicole and Leigh.

Madeleine and Todd Holmes welcomed their son Oskar Karl Matthew Holmes into their family on January 23, weighing 8lb 15oz. Big sister Elin, 19 months, is also thrilled.


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IMPORTANT announcements, share them with Mid Canterbury in the Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900. TRANSFER OR RELEASE OF LIVE AQUATIC LIFE

SECTION 26ZM CONSERVATION ACT 1987 John and Stephanie McKay and Philip McDonald notify their intention to seek the consent of the Minister of Conservation to transfer and release Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) from NZLBA Nelson Fish Farm into an artificial pond at 1636 Methven Highway, Ashburton Forks, Ashburton. A copy of the application may be viewed during ordinary office hours at the Department of Conservation’s Ruakapuka Area Office. Any person or persons may make a submission in writing for the attention of Carisse de Beer, Department of Conservation, Hamilton Shared Service Centre, Private Bag 3072, Hamilton by no later than 5pm on Friday 15 March. Submissions should include a contact name, address and include the grounds for support or objection to their Callapplication. us about our consent Call us about our This is the first publication unique Mobile serviCe of this notice.

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FRUIT sells fast in the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900. LUCERNE hay, med sq $60 + GST. Con. bales $5 to $7 + GST. Good leaf and colour. Rakaia Ph 03 960 2335 be in before the drought.

Adults and children No referral necessary

Adults and children No referral necessary Member Ear Nurse Specialist Group of Aotearoa, NZ ORL Nurses Special Interest Group

MOTORING RACING car parts, trade or sell them in the Motoring Section of Ashburton Guardian Classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

No referral necessary Call Tracey for appointments

Tinwald School PTA Annual General Meeting Will be held at 7pm Tuesday, March 5, 2013 In the staff room of Tinwald School. All welcome.

and Children’s Programme


Assembly Of God Sunday Meeting

Enquiries Phone 308-8699

Jubilee Christian Fellowship All Welcome

Phone 03 358 5855 | Cell 027 556 5575 | 11 Wayside Ave | Christchurch 8053 WWW.CleArtheeAr.Com

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

10.30am Hakatere Marae SH1, Fairton You are welcome

10am Every Sunday

Your faith will be strengthened today!!

Cnr Cass & Havelock Sts, Phone 308 5409 Website

10am Morning Service

Speaker: Pastor David Jensen LIFE 2 da MAX (Kids Church) Creche Available Refreshments to follow 4.30pm Hour of Power YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE VERY WELCOME

206 Cameron Street Pastors Jim & Ida Heath Ph 308 7511


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SAVE money, by advertising PEACHES freestone your vehicle in the Guardian peaches in now at Geraldine classifieds. Phone 307-7900. Orchard Farm Shop. 56 North Road. 03-693-9514. WANTED old 4WDs, Utes, Trucks, Cars. Cash paid, PEASTRAW for sale. $4.50 de-reg, crashed, mechanical bale, delivery can be problems, etc. Call or text arranged. Phone 303-7680 or 027-238-8202. 027-390-0002. WHEEL alignments at great prices. Maximise the life MOTORCYCLES of your tyres with an alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Street. Phone 308-6737. HONDA 250 quad bike. 2WD, tidy condition, all steel trailer with ramps. Ph 027MEETINGS & EVENTS 703-1466 or 021-434-170. RACING bikes, buy or sell in the Motorcycles section of the Ashburton Guardian Classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

Every Monday from 9 am to 4.30pm MOTORING

Heart to God And Hand to Man Celebration Service

HEALTH 2000 ASHBURTON The Arcade, Ashburton Phone: (03) 308 1815


For more info please call Pastor Mike Grove 308 4695

“Passionate about caring for your Precious Ears”

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37 Alford Forest Road (Aoraki Polytechnic) Sunday Morning 10.30am Sunday Evening 7pm Thursday night Bible Study, 15 Cross Street 7pm

Weekend Special


Spring Onions Vine Tomatoes Courgettes Apricots Green Seedless Grapes

99c each

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Wastebusters 7 McNally Street

Phone 308 9998

Specials available from 12/02-19-02



The Green Grocer Fresh Fruit & Vege

Main South Road Tinwald 308-1095

UPCOMING events and meetings in the Ashburton Guardian classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

Guardian Classifieds Phone 307 7900

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

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

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Offices to Lease

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Large office area - air conditioned building two storey - three large areas and three smaller areas. In town - plenty of parking.

Great range of programmes

AKAROA - CHARMING, spacious holiday home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all electric heating. Sky, all mod cons, short walk to village.. Phone Brian 307-8000 or 308-6180. AKAROA - Spacious holiday home with great views. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, heatpump, flat section with boat parking. Close to shops. Phone 302 8028.

HIRE FUNCTION/party equipment available for hire. Marquees, tables, chairs, glasses, cutlery, cooking equipment, heaters and more. See U-Hire Ashburton. 588 East Street. Open Mon-Fri 7.30am5.30pm; Sat 7.30am-5pm; Sunday 8am- 12.30pm. Ph 308-8061 A/H: 308-7460 RENTAL equipment, advertise yours in the Ashburton Guardian. Phone 307-7900.

GRAZING CAN’T find what you are looking for? Advertise in the Wanted section of the Ashburton Guardian classifieds, call today on 307-7900.

orientated and have been developed in collaboration with industry. They will equip you well for employment and provide a firm foundation for future study.


GRAZING wanted for 300400 lambs. Ph 027-4889099/303-0919.


GENERAL household items. Relocating. Everything must go. Sat, February 16. 7am. Ludlow Drive, Lake Hood.

GARDENING WIND KNOCKING THOSE PLANTS AROUND???? Come see us for the largest/cheapest stake selection in town. Also made to order raised vegetable garden planter boxes ADAMS SAWMILLING, Malcolm McDowell Road, Ph 308-3595. Mon-Fri 7am5.30pm, Sat 8am-12noon. Eftpos available.

ARtS AND DESigN t Certificate in Arts and Media (Level 4)

BEAUtY AND HAiRDRESSiNg t Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) (ITEC Certificate) Certificate in Hairdressing (Level 3) Certificate in Professional Hairdressing (2nd Year) (Level 3)




FREE BUS for 2013 to the Timaru Campus* *Conditions Apply

For all of our programmes visit or phone 0800 426 725 All programmes *subject tosupporting approval and your sufficient numbers success

HOSPitALitY t National Certificate in Baking (Level 2) Certificate in Cafe and Barista Skills (Level 2) Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) Certificate in Patisserie (Level 4) Diploma in Professional Cookery (Level 5) Certificate in Professional Restaurant, Wine and Bar Service (Level 4) Certificate in Advanced Food and Beverage Service (Level 5)

iNFORMAtiON tECHNOLOgY t Certificate in Information and Communications Technology (Level 4)

Certificate in Digital Photography (Level 5)

OUtDOOR EDUCAtiON & SPORt t Certificate in Sport and Fitness (Level 4)

tRADES FREE BUS for 2013 to the Timaru Campus* *Conditions Apply

For all of our programmes visit or phone 0800 426 725 All programmes subject to approval and sufficient numbers supporting your success


0800 426 725


0800 426 725

supporting your success



The next meeting of the Ashburton Trust Board will be held in the Head Office Boardroom Level 1, Somerset House, Cnr East + Burnett Streets, Ashburton Thursday, February 21 2013 at 4:30pm

Giles Beal Chief Executive

FOR SALE ATTENTION DIY HOME HANDYMAN. Did you know we have the largest timber selection in town???? Pegs, boxing, posts, rails, palings, kwila decking - ADAMS SAWMILLING, Malcolm McDowell Road, Ph 3083595. Open Mon-Fri 7am5.30pm, Sat 8am-12 noon. EFTPOS available.

Guardian Classifieds

Phone 307 7900

“Fashion with Flair” to be held at the home of Sue & Rod GReen 38 Milton Road, aShbuRton

on saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1.30pm

if wet, sunday, February 24. Fashion parades, musical interludes and stalls tickets $25 each - includes a glass of wine and afternoon tea. Phone barbara 308 2414 for tickets Proceeds to Women’s refuge and other charities


FOR SALE SCOOTER’S - new and secondhand three and four wheel electric scooters and wheel chairs. Call Fred Reddecliffe at Electric Mobility Ashburton today. Phone 308-3602.

FISHER & Paykel mobility scooter. Nine years old, new batteries, first class condition. Three wheel. Contact 308-4331 anytime. SWAROVSKI Jewellery on Sale at Swarovski Boutique in The Arcade. Selected pieces 50% off. Two weeks only - finishing 23 February. GET in early. Dry firewood - Open Monday to Friday $170 per load. Ph 027-439- 9.00am to 5.30pm and Saturday 10.00am- 1.00pm. 9322.

supporting your success



Ashburton County Lions CLub

on BARGAIN hunters can find treasure at Garage Sales advertised in the Guardian classifieds. Ph 307-7900.

AgRiCULtURE t National Certificate in Farming Skills (Work Ready) (Level 3)

National Certificate in Animal Care (Level 2) Certificate in Parenting and Care of Children (Level 2) Certificate in Early Childhood Studies (Level 3) Diploma in Childbirth Education (Level 5) New Zealand Certificate in Nanny Education (Level 5) Certificate in Life Skills (Level 1) Intensive English (English as a Second Language) Te Reo Rangatira (Level 3) Certificate in Adult Learning and Teaching (Level 5) Certificate in Health Studies (Level 4) National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support (Level 4) Diploma in Social Services (Level 5) National Certificate in Science (Level 4) - July start Certificate in Laboratory Technician Skills (Level 3)

FLOAT hire - single, double and tandem. Reasonable rates. Morrison’s Saddlery & Feed. Phone 308-3422 anytime. GRAZING available for horse or pony. Close to town, north east area. Use of Hay barn and loose box. Phone 308-6710.

Aoraki Polytechnic’s programmes have awesome job outcomes, stack the odds in your favour - get the career you deserve!

Aoraki’s programmes are vocationally

Phone Gerard on 021 365 767 HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION

Fantastic career outcomes


LEARN while you work, lots of opportunities in the Education section of the Ashburton Guardian. NEW qualifications extend your abilities, check for training courses in the Ashburton Guardian Classifieds under Education.

BUSINESS WANTED, SELL QUICK sale of your business in the Ashburton Guardian Classifieds. Phone 307-7900. WORK for yourself by owning your own business, advertised in the Ashburton Guardian Classifieds in the Business Sell section. To place Classifieds phone 307-7900.

ONE for free ‘For Sale’ ADULT ENTERTAINMENT classified advertisement in the Ashburton Guardian when you buy two. – Phone ANGEL tall and busty, 307-7900. phone 022-174-4102.

EDUCATION 99EXTEND your education, look to up-skill in the Education section of the Ashburton Guardian Classifieds.


landscape supplies

• Bark • Oamaru stone • Rocks • Organic compost • Sand • Screened soil • Home deliveries available Plus much more FREE loan trailer available! From a shovel load to a trailer load. Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL GET in touch with renters. Place an advertisement in the Guardian Classifieds. Phone 307-7900.

PROPERTY INVESTORS Distance yourself from tenant ATTRACTIVE and busty. No and management problems. texting. Everyday. No W’s. Have your property managed Phone Zoe 021-023-39-259. independently, professionally and cost effectively. Property HOT NEW LADIES. Frisky management is our sole focus Fillies. In/out calls. Sensual 24/7. Call B&N Properties massages. Phone 021-565- Ltd now, phone 021-1604565. 126.


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Lions Club Of Ashburton Pakeke After sixteen years of profitable trading,this vibrant business is offered for sale. Kidz Korner is very well known for its unique, quality toys and gifts and has a huge following of loyal customers. Expressions of interest, to be in writing, to:

Kidz Korner 260 East Street Asbhurton

Annual Auction Friday, March 1, 2013

162 Alford Forest Rd Two Bedrooms Web ID AS483 $280 per week

Proceeds To Cancer Support And Local Charities Viewing Friday. March 1, 1-5pm Auction Friday, March 1, commences at 5.30pm A large selection of goods on offer as well as a cake stall, produce stall and sausage sizzle If you have goods to donate and require collection please phone by the final date of Tuesday, February 26, one of the following:

Great bargains on your favourite quality clothing and FOOTWEAR! FROM ½ PRICE - Babywear, Children’s and Teenwear, Swimwear, Nightwear, FOOTWEAR incl CLARKS THE ARCADE, ASHBURTON

Guardian Classifieds Phone 307 7900



LARGE furnished rooms to LARGE house - two storey. rent, own kitchen set up. Ph Short or long term rental - 7 307-6696 or 027-669-8850. separate room areas. Suit large family or flat. Phone RETIRED couple, no Gerard on 021-365-767. children, small dog, require two bedroom cottage or TO LET: modern flat, one house to rent. Keen bedroom. A look won’t gardeners, long term. Up to disappoint. Suit professional, $270p/w. Please phone mature person. Available 03-304-7707. now. Phone 0274-250-429.

67 Creek Road Three Bedrooms Web ID AS484 $350 per week 1 / 349 Burnett Street Two Bedrooms $260 per week 49 Princes Street Four Bedrooms $370 per week 31 Fairfield Ave Three Bedrooms $300 per week

George Cartney 307 2243 Ray Harraway 308 0422 Graham Taylor 308 3450



AVAILABLE 468 Longbeach Road Three Bedrooms Web ID AS480 $290 per week

At The Racecourse

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL RETIRED lady relocating requires immediate board or rental. Short term. 302-5876. TWO bedroom sunny and spacious townhouse to let in Tinwald. $250p/w, non smokers. Available March 3. Ph 0274 333 567 if this is for you.


References required

Alana 0274 736 825 Michelle 027 77 66 497

Rentals ¾ Grigg St, Allenton, three bedrooms, $320 per week ¾ Catherine St, Tinwald, three bedrooms, $280 per week ¾ George St, Tinwald, three bedrooms, $330 per week ¾ Eton St, Hampstead, one bedroom, $190 per week ¾ Pratley Cres, Hampstead, three bedrooms, $295 per week

Please call Penny at Property Brokers on 307 9194 ¾ Allens Rd, Allenton, three bedrooms, $330 per week ¾ Johnstone St, Tinwald, two bedrooms + sunroom, $290 per week

Please call Donna at Property Brokers on 307 9195 Website Please see our TradeMe listings

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Property Brokers Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed Under the REAA 2008

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Saturday, February 16, 2013

WEEKENDservices medical services HML ( Homecare Medical Limited) - Ring 0800 700 155

MATERNITY WARD — DAILY, 10am - 8pm. Husbands and community services patient’s own children may visit the patient from 7am - 10pm. TUARANGI HOME (Cameron Street) — DAILY, unrestricted ART GALLERY for FREE 24 hour health advice. Phone 308 1133. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm. visiting. ASHBURTON REST HOMES: DUTY DOCTORS ASHBURTON PUBLIC LIBRARY This service is for emergency medical care only. Please COLDSTREAM HOUSE — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. Saturday 10am-1 pm; CAMERON COURTS — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. remember your Community Services Card. Sunday 1pm – 4 pm Allenton Medical Centre, Harrison Street, will be the duty PRINCES COURT — DAILY, unrestricted visiting. COMMUNITY POOL WEEKEND HOURS practice for Saturday and Sunday until 8am Monday. They will EMERGENCY DENTIST hold surgery from 10am until 12noon and from 6pm until 7pm If you do not have or cannot contact your regular dentist, please Hours: Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm. both days. No appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 9139. phone 027 683 0679 for the name of the rostered weekend ASHBURTON MUSEUM Emergency phone until 8am Monday 0800 700 155. dentist in Christchurch. Hours 9am-5pm, Saturdays, Sundays Baring Square East, Ashburton. Phone 308 3167 METHVEN AND RAKAIA AREA - For weekend doctor and Public Holidays. Open Saturday and Sunday 1pm - 4pm and emergency details please phone Methven 302 8105. For helpline services Closed Statutory Holidays only. medical attention during the weekend there are drop in clinics Groups by arrangement - phone 308 3167 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS from 11am - 12noon and 5pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday. MAIL CLOSING TIMES Ashburton Hospital DOES NOT provide an accident and Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or 027 857 2133 or ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE visit for more information. emergency service. Except in cases of emergency persons Mon - Fri 6pm requiring medical attention must consult their own or the duty If you want to drink that’s your business, if you want to stop FAST POST: STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm general practitioner. Persons subsequently requiring treatment that’s ours. POST DELIVERY CENTRES — at Ashburton Hospital must have a general practitioners referral MENTAL HEALTH - Call free on 0800 222 955. Ask Allenton: Mon - Fri 5pm note. for the Crisis Team. Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm Mon - Fri 4.30pm PHARMACIES SAFE CARE - ~ 24 hour rape and sexual assault Methven: Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm Unichem Ashburton Pharmacy, cnr Burnett and East crisis support. Phone 03 364 8791 ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS — Streets, will be open from 9.30am until 12.30pm on Saturday Mon - Fri 5pm and from 10.30am until 12.30pm on Sunday and from 6.30pm VICTIMS SUPPORT GROUP ~ 24 hour number Business Area: Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm - Freephone 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846) - direct dials till 7pm both evenings. to a volunteer. Ashburton office - 307 8409 week-days, INFORMATION CENTRES HOSPITAL VISITING HOURS 9am - 2pm - outside of these hours leave a message on ASHBURTON — Sat 10am until 2pm. Sun CLOSED. ASHBURTON HOSPITAL answer-phone. Public holidays from 10am until 2pm. Phone 308-1050. GENERAL WARDS — (Medical and Surgical): DAILY, 2pm until 4pm & 6pm until 7.30pm. Children must be accompanied ALCOHOL DRUG HELPLINE - Call us free on METHVEN — Saturday and Sunday 10am until 3pm. Phone (0800 787 797). Lines open 10am - 10pm seven days. 302-8955 or by an adult. CHALMERS WARD (including Assessment, Treatment & LIFELINE - Toll-Free Number: 0800 353 353 Rehabilitation Unit) — OPEN VISITING.


In the event of medical or accident emergencies DIal 111 BUS DEPARTURES Reservations and timetables, 24-hour service. Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. BUSES — Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm.

animal services DOG, STOCK & NOISE CONTROL - 24 hour

service, phone Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700.

MID CANTERBURY SPCA WEEKEND EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: All enquiries - Inspector John Keeley, 308 4432 or 0274 342 646

MID CANTERBURY ANIMAL SHELTER Contact (cats) Andrea 021 892 939 or (dogs) Dawn 021 828 350

VETERINARIANS ASHBURTON SELWYN RAKAIA VET SERVICES – Phone 307 8565, 16 Mitcham Rd, RD2, Ashburton. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is: Large: Ben Hallenstein. Full emergency service all weekend. VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Phone 307 5195, cnr East Street and Smithfield Road. The duty vets for emergencies this weekend are: Large: Hazel Foley, Small: Alex Avery. Saturday morning clinic: 9am - 12 noon. VET ENT RIVERSIDE - Phone 308 2321, 1 Smallbone Drive. The duty vets for emergencies this weekend are: Large: Duncan Williams. Small: Lorna Humm. Full emergency service all weekend. Saturday morning clinic: 9am - 12 noon. CARE VETS - Ph 308 2327, 246 Tancred Street. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is: refer to VET ENT RIVERSIDE. Saturday morning clinic: 10am - 2pm. CANTERBURY VETS - Phone 307 0686, West Street Clinic, Main Road, Methven. The duty vet for emergencies this weekend is: Jade Hackney. Ashburton Saturday morning clinic: 9am - 12 noon.

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Guardian Weekend Weather


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Rise 6:53 am Set 8:40 pm Good

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Rise 6:54 am Set 8:39 pm Good

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Fair fishing

Rise 2:06 pm Set 11:56 pm

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Temperatures °C

Rise 6:56 am Set 8:37 pm

Rise 1:07 pm Set 11:20 pm

18 Feb 9:32 am

Canterbury Readings to 4pm yesterday

5 Mar 10:54 am

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa


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FZL: Above 3000m

Fine apart from morning and evening cloud, and possibly the odd shower in the north at first. Southwesterlies dying out.

Fine apart from morning cloud. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: S dying away.



Fine apart from morning cloud. Light winds.

Fine with light winds.


TUESDAY Mainly fine, possibly an afternoon shower. Light winds.

WEDNESDAY Mainly fine, possibly an afternoon shower. Light winds at low levels, northwesterlies developing about the tops.

World Weather Forecast for today


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

FZL: Rising above 3000m


A high over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge onto the South Island tomorrow while a weak trough moves northward over much of the North Island. The WEDNESDAY high spreads over most of the country on Monday, directing an easterly flow over northern New Zealand. Fine. Light winds inland, northeasterlies Little change is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday. about the coast.

Source: Environment Canterbury 3:11


Fine. Light winds inland, northeasterlies about the coast.

River Levels



Mainly fine with high cloud. A light shower possible in the afternoon. Wind at 1000m: Light. Wind at 2000m: SW 45 km/h.


Midnight Tonight

NZ Today


Mainly fine with high cloud with a light shower possible in the afternoon. Light winds.


Auckland Hamilton Napier Palmerston North Wellington Nelson Blenheim Greymouth Christchurch Timaru Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill






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TUESDAY: Fine with light winds.



Canterbury High Country

MONDAY: Fine apart from morning cloud. Light winds.




Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Fine with high cloud. Light winds. TOMORROW: Fine apart from morning and evening cloud. Light winds.




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