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Rising costs put squeeze on families By Gabrielle Stuart The rising cost of living are even driving middle class families to financial despair, say local social services. Fuel prices, food prices, power and housing prices have all risen this month, and it’s a four-punch combo that has hit local families hard, and left many relying on the community for help. Ashburton Presbyterian Support Regional manager Jackie Girvan said that several people who had visited them this month had never asked for help from social services before, and most came as a last resort. With $23.6 billion dollars dedicated to ‘social security and welfare’ in New Zealand this year, more than a quarter of the total budget, the question of how so many families could slip through the cracks needs to be asked – but there is no doubt that in Mid Canterbury, many have. She said that many simply needed help to put food on the table. “As well as people who we help regularly, lately we have seen a huge lot of people coming in off the street, feeling a little desperate. When costs go up we don’t usually see the result immediately, but several months down the track when savings are gone and things are desperate they will come in, and by then the problem has become so impossibly big it’s difficult to know where to start.” Many people had never used social services before, which could be one reason why some fell through the cracks in the system. “Often the problem is that if they don’t ask the right questions they won’t get the right answers, and they just need us to go along with them to their appointments, to make sure that the right questions

RECENT CASES Some cases seen at Presbyterian Support Mid Canterbury this month: • A young person living in a tent, no income, unsupported and too young to receive support from Work and Income. Needed food. • A father who took time off work on unpaid leave to take care of his children while his partner was sick. Exhausted his supports and couldn’t feed his three young children. • A family on a very low income, had no food to feed their children. • A family who had a child come into their care, and couldn’t afford the $26 for a birth certificate to access extra support. • A woman wanting some bread to provide school lunches. • A solo dad who took three weeks off to take care of a sick child. His work was casual, and when the child recovered he no longer had a job. • A young woman who had to leave home suddenly. Needed bedding and a heater for her new accommodation.

get asked. “For every person there’s a different reason, and there are as many reasons as there are people. We’re a last resort, and some feel a certain amount of shame because in asking for help they feel that they’ve failed to support their family.” She said Presbyterian Support would continue to do their best to help struggling families alongside organisations like the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul, but they were not a ‘bottomless pit’ and it could be a stretch to find the resources and staff to help so many. It has been a similar story for Ashburton Budget Advisory Service, where plenty of locals are turning for help as their bills get bigger. Co-ordinator Carol Brown said 59 people had visited in the past month, and the team of staff and volunteers were incredibly busy. She said many families sought budget advice as a last resort, but

the best time to get advice was as soon as they began to feel under pressure. “When you feel that you’re struggling, if you’re thinking ‘which bill am I going to pay this month’ or have opened up a bill that’s bigger than you were expecting, that’s the best time to come in and see us.” She said she had seen many locals wait to ask for help or advice until they were thousands of dollars in debt or had even had their services disconnected. Labour Party leader David Shearer raised the issue last week, saying that with all four prices jumping sharply last week, families were feeling the financial squeeze in all directions. His solution plans to lift the minimum wage, encourage investment in ‘job-creating’ businesses and restrict power price rises, but with many local families already struggling that could be too little, too late.

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Custodians Dace Jamison and Katie Columbus have encountered weather extremes while living on Mt Hutt this winter.

Front row seat for weather extremes By Susan Sandys Terrifying winds and huge snowstorms have all been part of the job for Mt Hutt Ski Area custodians Katie Columbus and Dace Jamison this winter. Custodians live on Mt Hutt, in the base lodge, and prepare and clean the lodge’s indoor and outdoor areas, before skiers arrive and after they leave at the end of the day. Ms Columbus, from Colorado, and Mr Jamison, from Oklahoma, are undertaking the role for the first time and say it is one which has brought them some amazing experiences in terms of weather. They were among about 10 staff on the mountain when snow started to fall on the evening of June 19. They had been joined by a road clearer, groomers and ski patrollers, who had travelled up to the mountain expecting to have to dig it out

within the next couple of days. Management were taking heed of a weather forecast and predicted up to 1.5 metres would fall on the mountain. But little did the group know just how big the storm would be – it dumped 2.8 metres of snow, caused damaging avalanches and trapped the staff for five days. “They gave us a heads up it was coming, but I don’t think they realised the magnitude of it. Nobody knew it was going to be that big,” Mr Jamison said. As day after day of the snowstorm dragged on, Mr Jamison and Ms Columbus and the other staff did as much digging out around the base lodge as they could to make sure they could still get outdoors. “We would sleep in until eight o’clock, then go out and shovel decks on the second floor, waist deep in snow. As soon as it was finished it would just cover up

again, but if we hadn’t of stayed up with it...” It was the largest snowfall for 20 years, and just a couple of weeks later the ski area hit the Mt Hutt record books again, this time for the strongest winds. Nor’westers gusted at almost 240 kilometres per hour at the summit, while at the base lodge window panes and a wall were smashed. Ms Columbus said she barely slept for two nights as the window panes of her bedroom shuddered non-stop. Mr Jamison said he was grateful during the storm that his bedroom had no windows. “But I could still hear it shake the whole building, it was pretty wicked,” he said. But he got just as much of a fright as Ms Columbus when a stairwell wall near their common room was smashed through by flying ice. “We were sitting in here and there was a huge bang and the

Sky TV froze.” Throughout the storm Mr Jamison and others went outside onto the Huber’s Hut deck to re-tie down tables, where they had to keep a low profile, literally. “If you didn’t duck down you would be blown off.” Despite their best efforts, two of the tables flung from the deck onto the lower deck, smashing two windows. Mr Jamison comes from cyclone country, but had not experienced winds like that before. The American pair love the extremes of the mountain environment, and being able to ski most days. “Back home people pay $500 per night to be able to ski out to the lift in the morning,” Ms Columbus said. “I feel it’s really cool to have experienced these extremes, and we get a front row seat,” Mr Jamison said.

Effluent ponding earns dairy farming family $25,000 fine Problems with a travelling irrigator which resulted in severe effluent ponding have cost a Hinds dairy farming family a $25,000 fine and costs of $2990.80. Drumblade Farm Ltd (Lindsay and Beverley Bagrie) was fined for breaching the Resource Management Act after an Environment Canterbury Compliance Officer made a routine monitoring visit to the property on April 17, 2012. He was told there had been an issue that morning with the travelling irrigator where a nozzle had come off. Inspection

revealed severe liquid and solid effluent ponding on the land surface, up to 80 millimetres in depth. A follow-up inspection a fortnight later revealed further severe ponding from the travelling irrigator, with depths up to 80mm, again the compliance officer was told this was because of a hose disconnect and the resulting siphoning action caused by the equipment malfunction. During a further follow-up site visit on May 9, no ponding was observed where the travelling irrigator was operating, however a

large pond containing dairy effluent was noticed. Judge Kellar said the discharge of effluent on each occasion was not expressly allowed by the resource consent because the discharge of effluent in that period did not comply with the consent conditions. He said that the defendant company had been content to leave responsibility for effluent management to the sharemilker, High Pines Ltd, (the Bagrie’s daughter, director Jo Moore) through a contractual arrangement they had put in place.

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offending had been more the result of lax practises and the failure to ensure or to recognise a responsibility to comply with the resource consent, he said. The system operated by Drumblade Farm Ltd at its Hinds dairy farm is similar to that used by 96 per cent of dairy farms in the Canterbury region – using irrigation to dispose of dairy effluent to land. Drumblade Farm has been the subject of previous investigations where effluent ponding was substantiated. It was issued with an

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abatement notice in 2007 and in 2008 there were abatement notices and formal warnings. The company had since taken steps to avoid a repeat of the problem including construction of a new pond, and having a GPS system fitted to the irrigator that sends a text message to the sharemilker/farm manager if it stops or if there is a fault, he said, but the offence that had occurred was “comparatively serious offending”. While the environmental effect was not acute in this case, it would have cumulative and adverse

effects on soils and ground water, said Kim Drummond, Environment Canterbury Resource Management director. “If consent holders leave a travelling irrigator unmonitored while it is discharging and there is a failure, they will be responsible for the unlawful discharge. Farm owners and consent holders have obligations they must understand and fulfil,” It was not sufficient for a farm owner to rely on contractural means as the sole way of ensuring compliance was met, he said.

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Contraception refusal shocks By Myles Hume A doctor’s refusal to prescribe a woman the contraceptive pill has shocked the district’s GP spokesperson who says it would not happen in Mid Canterbury. A Blenheim doctor refused to write a prescription for a woman seeking to go on the birth control pill because he reportedly did not believe she had fulfilled her repro-

ductive role as a woman. The case has sparked outrage in the GP profession and pro-abortion advocates have called for the woman to complain to the Health and Disability Commissioner. Mid Canterbury GP spokesperson Rachael Norman said the doctor should not have based his decision on his personal beliefs. “That’s highly unusual for a doctor to refuse that, it’s not best practice at all, and I’m not quite sure

what the Medical Council would have to say about that,� she said. “A doctor is not allowed to apply their own moral viewpoint to their patients ... if they feel they can’t comply they should send them off to another doctor, you’re not allowed to refuse to help with contraception. “I know that wouldn’t happen here (in Mid Canterbury).� She said ethics surrounding birth control and abortion were all part

to another doctor in those circumstances but the Medical Council’s Good Practice guidelines did not. “This has left open legal ambiguity about a medical practitioner’s obligations,� the association’s national president Dr Morgan Healey said. �In light of this story, we believe that the Medical Council should at the very least provide an explanation about medical practitioners’ obligations in these situations.�

Enrolment scheme to deal with growing roll By Myles Hume Another Mid Canterbury school is imposing restrictions on who can go to their school to deal with swelling rolls. St Joseph’s School has taken on a Ministry of Education approved enrolment scheme to cope with the school’s current enrolment situation with predictions a number of new families will look to send their children to the school. Principal Janet Cummings said under the Catholic school’s Integration Agreement the roll was capped at 239 pupils, but the school were going to exceed that last year. The school had to close off enrolments for non-preference pupils last year and currently has 13 preference pupils on its waiting list. St Joseph’s School worked with the ministry and came up with the enrolment scheme which will give first priority to pupils for “whom the school is reasonably convenient�. That will mean preference pupils who live in the former Ashburton and Tinwald Catholic parish boundaries will be given priority. “Now that it has been published, we can start operating under the scheme now,� Ms Cummings said. In recent years, several Mid Canterbury schools have had to enforce enrolment zones to cope with swelling roles while others have had to build new classrooms. Wakanui School is now in the process of finalising its enrolment zone after the roll doubled to 85 in

FACT BOX • Preference pupil – A pupil who has been approved by Catholic Parish for the school. • St Joseph’s can have up to 5% of its roll made up of non-preference pupils. • St Joseph’s roll is capped at 239 under Integration Agreement. • New enrolment scheme gives priority to preference pupils who live within former Ashburton and Tinwald Parish boundaries.

five years. While some schools had been allowed to build new classrooms, Ms Cummings said it was not as easy for her school, which had to be dealt with by the Bishop who then worked with the ministry to see if new classes could be built or the roll extended. “At this stage we have had no movement at that point of time, we are however getting some new classrooms because we are teaching in the library, but they are not being built to increase the cap,� she said.

owners have fired up their logburners for winter warmth, however, there have been no occasions when the air quality guideline of 50 micrograms of particulate per cubic metre of air has been exceeded. The readings have come close to

the breach line on three occasions, with two measurements of 45 and one of 48. As Ashburton’s clean heat programme has gained momentum, pollution readings have steadily declined from a high of 28 breaches in 2006 to just eight last year as NZMMMA Member

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homeowners have replaced open fires and logburners older than 15 years with clean burning heating appliances. Timaru, where efforts to adopt a clean heat programme have lagged behind Ashburton, has logged 18 high pollution nights this year.

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Mid Canterbury dog lovers have no excuses for unregistered dogs, with owners now able to register their dogs online through the Ashburton District Council website. The council does not have to issue late fees for unregistered dogs, which will apply from August 1. Ashburton District Council environmental monitoring manager Rick Catchpowle said the new online registrations may lead to fewer dogs being unregistered. “People can register their dog online – they don’t have to come into town to do this. We have had quite a jump in people registering their dogs through the website,� he said. If a dog is three months or older then it must be registered through the council.

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St Joseph’s School has adopted an enrolment scheme to cope with an influx of families looking to send their children to the Catholic school.

The drive to reduce air pollution from home fires across New Zealand is being driven by the Government’s benchmarks for towns and cities to have no more than three breaches of clean air standards by 2016 and no more than one by 2020.

Waiting game for more Hepatitis A cases

A bird’s eye view shows work on Ashburton’s new art gallery/museum has passed a milestone, with the final in situ concrete pours completed. With a large number

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Parliament will feature a lot of young faces today when MPs are replaced by their minime. The 121 youth parliamentarians arrive in Parliament today and will debate a mock electoral reform bill. The mock bill proposes modernising the electoral system by reducing the voting age from 18 to 17, introducing electronic voting and extending the parliamentary term from three years to four. Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye said each youth MP had been assigned a select committee topic they could seek public opinion on. Youth Parliament also includes 20 youth press gallery members who will report on the discus- APNZ sions. 

Unblemished air pollution record for Ashburton Ashburton homeowners have taken the clean heat message seriously, with an unblemished record sheet for air pollution this winter. While one breach of air quality guidelines has been recorded this year, this occurred during a dust storm in January. When home-

After a successful opening weekend, Staveley Ice Rink was closed yesterday, due to poor weather. The ice skating rink’s opening hours over the school holidays are 1pm to 5pm daily, 7pm to 9.30pm Wednesday, 7pm to 10pm Saturday. It is available for group bookings outside of those hours, and skate hire is available at the rink. For rink conditions people can log onto the Staveley Ice Rink Facebook page, or phone 3029098.

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A publicity stunt that involved a van crashing into Paeroa’s giant L&P bottle angered the local council’s chief executive – despite his mayor apparently being in on it. Locals woke yesterday to find a white van had apparently crashed into the famous seven metre concrete tower after ploughing through a council garden. A Paeroa police spokeswoman said the crash was a promotional stunt and Hauraki District Council knew all about it. Council chief executive Langley Cavers returned to work yesterday after time off and said he was as shocked as other locals by the collision. He wanted the company that owned the van to pay for the damage. However, it was reported that Mayor John Tregidga knew about the promotion and had been told by the company behind it to “play dumb�. The company responsible for the fake crash was Whittaker’s, which described the event as a “good-natured� product launch. It said everything had been “meticulously planned�. - APNZ

of medical training in New Zealand. She believed the doctor’s “religious beliefs� may have prompted his controversial move. The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand said the case highlights a grey area around best practice, and it was time for clearer guidelines to be set. The pro-abortion association said the New Zealand Medical Association’s Code of Ethics stated a doctor must transfer the patient

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Health authorities are playing a waiting game when it comes to whether there are more cases of Hepatitis A in Ashburton. A 12th case was confirmed last week, two months since an outbreak began in the town. The incubation period for the disease is up to 50 days, so incubation and transmission of the disease may still be under way. Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) medical officer of health Cheryl Brunton said yesterday the board had recently alerted school holiday programme operators to encourage hand hygiene and

keep an eye out for symptoms. Last week the health board sent similar alerts to schools, and would be sending further alerts when school resumed after the two-week holiday break. “We hope we don’t have an update on numbers (when those letters go out), we hope they stay the same,� Dr Brunton said. “We are talking about a disease which can have quite a long incubation period.� The 12th case was in a primary school pupil who had a connection with a previous victim. Close contacts of the child had been identified and vaccinated. The previous 11 cases were in adults and preschoolers.

The health board set up vaccination clinics in affected preschools, but would not generally do this in affected schools. This was because the disease could be more hidden in preschoolers, and more easily transmitted among that population. Anyone with symptoms, which can include nausea and yellow eyes or skin, is advised to see their doctor promptly and stay away from school holiday programmes or work until they have been given a clearance. “Washing and drying your hands thoroughly after toileting, changing nappies and before preparing food is crucial to preventing its spread,� Dr Brunton said.


• Winder appointed Former Local Government New Zealand head Peter Winder has been appointed to conduct the independent investigation into under-fire Christchurch City Council’s building consents crisis and see how much chief executive Tony Marryatt knew about its struggles. Marryatt has been stood down on paid indefinite leave after International Accreditation New Zealand stripped the council of its accreditation earlier this month for failing to meet targets. Crown manager Doug Martin has been appointed to oversee the troubled department while the Government has ordered an audit of potentially non-compliant consents. He started work yesterday and has until the end of next year to get the council’s IANZ accreditation back and restore confidence in its ability to issue consents.  - APNZ

• Alleged assault A female police officer was allegedly punched in the face while arresting two teenage girls in Bethlehem. Police were called to a report of a car being broken into on Carmichael Road on Saturday night. When they arrived, the male owner of the car had caught two teenage girls who he alleged had smashed his car window. The man, who only wanted to be known as Liam, told the Bay of Plenty Times he was at a birthday party when a neighbour alerted him to the break-in about 9.15pm. He called the police and when they arrived, one of the teens allegedly punched the female officer in the face.  - APNZ


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Tough rules for beneficiaries By Myles Hume Tougher rules for beneficiaries will put more strain on already inundated Ashburton social agencies, while others say it is a reality thousands will just have to face. In reaction to the Government’s social welfare shake-up yesterday, Presbyterian Support Ashburton manager Jackie Girvan said the strict regulations could put more responsibility on social welfare agencies, while hitting some beneficiaries with “a double whammy”. The reforms include reducing seven benefit categories to three, drug testing for jobseeking beneficiaries along with new health and early childhood education obligations for parents. If they do not meet those requirements they risk having their benefit reduced or cut. Beneficiaries with outstanding warrants for arrest who have not cleared the

matter will risk losing their benefit. Ms Girvan said tougher rules imposed in the past had already left some Mid Canterbury beneficiaries “desperate”, leaving social services to pick up the pieces. She had seen people apply for special needs food grants but were refused them because they could not attend budget advisory meetings for a variety of reasons. They were left in “dire need”. “Last year we noticed the tightening up (on welfare) and we have had more call on our resources to help families in urgent need in the past few months than ever before.” Her claims have been backed by poverty advocates with fears thousands of solo parents, sickness beneficiaries and widows – with no children under 14 – will be affected, having to look for fulltime work like other jobseekers. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said the changes would improve children’s welfare, while focusing on get-

ting beneficiaries, particularly solo parents, into study or employment. She said a trial in 24 locations involving 10,000 beneficiaries around New Zealand helped 6000 get off welfare, about 3000 of those going in employment. Ms Girvan said employment would build self-esteem, budget awareness and a social connection, but if the strict requirements were not met it could land some beneficiaries in real trouble. “It will be a double whammy, you will have your benefit cut and no employment,” she said. YMCA Mid-South Canterbury Ashburton manager Avis Page said there were 24 beneficiaries enrolled at the centre. With the goal to go on to higher education or into employment, Mrs Page said the programme was proving a success, but some were upset at reforms yesterday, particularly the requirement to undergo a drugs test for employment or face having their benefit cut.

Mrs Page said it was the reality beneficiaries would have to accept. “It can only be good for society, we have all got to make our own way in life ... there’s ample opportunity in this country,” she said. Mrs Page agreed with the decision to implement drug testing, saying it was “absolutely necessary” to provide safety in the workplace while ensuring they stayed in long-term employment. St Vincent de Paul Ashburton vicepresident Paul Thomas supported the social welfare reforms, saying beneficiaries would get more than just financial gain from entering employment. “They will get self-esteem and confidence, sitting around and doing nothing while relying on other people to get you money is not healthy and it’s only creating more work for others.” He said there were some cases where people were cheating the system, but he hoped the new regulations would catch out the “odd one” who did.

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• Send child to 15 hours a week Early Childhood Education from age three. • Send child to school from age five or six. • Enrol with a general practitioner. • Complete core WellChild/Tamariki Ora checks. • Beneficiaries must undergo drug tests when required, if failed, may face cuts. • Those with outstanding warrants for arrest risk having their benefits stopped. • Seven benefit categories reduced to three. • Those in the new jobseeker category expected to be available for work.

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Jen’s Kitchen was turned into a small scale bakery yesterday, as Ashburton youngsters kicked off their holidays with a cupcake making and decorating class. After pulling them out of the oven, (from left) Poppy Ward, 6, Maddie Page, 5, Zinnia Stevens, 5, and Isobel Wall, 4, took time to apply their unique toppings to the cupcakes with icing and lollies before giving them a taste test. Today, youngsters at Jen’s kitchen will be making scones and jam.


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A convicted murderer and rapist will be called to court to give evidence in the defence of his lawyer today. The unusual turn of events will see Liam Reid enter the witness box to answer questions about recorded conversations he had with his lawyer Davina Murray while inside prison. Murray has been charged with smuggling an iPhone and cigarettes to Reid. A second charge of passing on information which endangered the safety of a prisoner was dismissed after the Crown conceded the charge was laid outside of the six-month time limit.

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Jewels secured for two more years By Sue Newman Ashburton has been confirmed as the biennial home for New Zealand’s big ticket race day, the Harness Jewels, for another two years. The Jewels, held on June 1 this year, was a huge dollar earner for both the Ashburton Trotting Club and the Ashburton District, with its overall impact anticipated to be more than $4 million. Confirming Ashburton as host for 2015 and 2017 was confirmation the community and the trotting club were doing a good job of running the event, said club president Alan Neumann. “This is good. We wanted some certainty and while I asked for 10 years, I can

understand why they wouldn’t commit to that. With this two-year commitment it means we can plan and we can look at our facilities,” he said. While there were no big plans on the drawing board, Mr Neumann said the club would be taking a look at how it accommodated the huge Jewels day crowds and it would also look at improving its track-side television coverage. This year’s event saw Ashburton run a second Jewels day with races for five-yearolds on Sunday and that had been a big financial winner for both the club and the district, he said. While the five-year-old races would not be held at Cambridge next year and were unlikely to return in 2015 at Ashburton, Mr Neumann anticipates the club will still

Convicted murderer to give evidence in lawyer’s case By Edward Gay

The father of a 1-year-old boy who suffered fatal head injuries while at the home of his mother’s new partner says he has to hear from police about the cause of his son’s death. Atreyu Taylor-Matene was admitted to Whangarei Base Hospital on Friday morning with what police said were significant head injuries. He was flown to Starship Hospital where he died that evening. Atreyu’s mother, Jessica Taylor, shared custody with Atreyu’s father, Joshua Matene, and grandparents in Auckland. Ms Taylor had been taking care of Atreyu at the Kamo home of her new partner when he was hurt, 3 News reported. The baby’s father, Joshua Matene, and his parents arrived at Kaikohe yesterday, where Atreyu’s funeral will be held this week. Mr Matene told 3 News he felt “helpless” he was not there to help his son. “I feel it hard,” he said. “Why wasn’t I there for him? Why I couldn’t do anything? I was helpless.” His relationship with Ms Taylor ended a month ago. Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Burke told Radio New Zealand yesterday that police had taken statements from Atreyu’s parents and they were assisting with the investigation. A post-mortem examination has been completed but Joshua Matene told 3 News he hadn’t been told the result and police hadn’t yet spoken to him. In a statement to 3 News last night, Mr Burke said police had strong clues about how Atreyu died but they hadn’t told the family the post-mortem results because they were still determining cause and responsibility. Twenty-five staff are working on the inquiry. - APNZ

Seven of the 22 phone calls between Murray and Reid were played at the Auckland District Court yesterday but APNZ cannot report their contents until Judge Russell Collins decides whether or not they will form part of the evidence in the case. That decision is expected today after Reid gives evidence. Murray says the calls are privileged because she was acting as Reid’s lawyer at the time. Crown prosecutor Anna Longdill says the subject of the calls are not legal advice and therefore are not confidential. Much of yesterday’s hearing was taken up with legal arguments about what can or cannot be used as evidence in the trial and reporting has been limited by suppression orders. Murray is being aided in

court by her former boss Barry Hart, who was struck off the Law Society’s register after a 46-year career. Hart is acting in a role known as a McKenzie friend. He is allowed to pass notes, suggest questions and provide general support to his former junior lawyer. The defended hearing, before Judge Collins, is expected to last five days and to hear evidence from high-security prisoners, including Reid. Reid is serving a 23-year sentence for raping and killing deaf woman Emma Agnew in Christchurch in 2007, and the rape, attempted murder and robbery of a 21-year-old student in Dunedin nine days later. - APNZ

hold its second day meeting on Sunday rather than the traditional Monday slot. On his wish list for concourse improvements would be a relocation of the stables under the public stand, but cost against return on investment was unlikely to make that a runner, he said. “Having us confirmed as holding the Jewels for two more years gives us certainty and it also sends a message to other clubs who were chipping away, wanting to host it, that it’s ours.” After this year’s event, several industry big-hitters made a pitch to have Ashburton as the event’s permanent home, but this was not supported by the board of Harness Racing New Zealand. Not continuing with five-year-old races was a financial decision, Harness Racing


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Earthquake damage changing face of our town T

he Guardian team is currently working on an historical supplement to celebrate the launch of the revamped compact format of your paper. Instead of looking back at the past 133 years of our newspaper and our district, we might also have to start recording Ashburton as it is right now, because the earthquake damage is rapidly changing the face of the town. Many buildings within the central business district have already been torn down and

OUR VIEW are being rebuilt, but this redevelopment could just be the tip of the iceberg. As more businesses are completing their engineers’ reports, they are faced with the financial realities of the required strengthening work. Intriguingly, central government and local authorities are currently reviewing whether the new commitment to strengthen buildings to 67 per cent of

the new building code is too demanding. Business owners are understandably alarmed as the cost of the strengthening may not be economic and many are facing a total rebuild which also creates loss of income. Tenants who have to vacate their premises may not be able to afford the same venue once the strengthening or rebuild is completed because many building owners will be forced to

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raise their rents. And as we have already witnessed, several businesses will decide to stay put in their temporary premises outside of the CBD. With more retail shops departing the centre of town,

it will change the dynamics further and could make it more challenging to attract foot traffic away from the popular big box stores. Many businesses have called the 67 per cent criteria for unreinforced masonry building a knee-jerk reaction after the deadly events of February 22, 2011. As memory of these events fades and the economic impact of the building code starts to bite, the pressure will increase on the authorities to lower that threshold.

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building code, stayed upright and allowed the survivors to get out. As one of those who crawled out of a partially collapsed building and witnessed the bloodshed, I would hate to see the Government relax its initial guidelines to the point where we start playing with lives to keep businesses happy. On the flipside, common sense has to prevail, and a compromise may be the best result for both the safety and economic interest of our community.

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While Government is reviewing the 67 per cent level as appropriate, several owners will remain in limbo. Thankfully the local council has been pragmatic and advised building owners to aim for 34 per cent of the code until the Government has set out the long-term guidelines. We should not forget that Ashburton did not suffer like Christchurch, and even in that city only a tiny fraction of the 6000 in the CBD collapsed, causing the death of 185. The overwhelming majority of buildings, with the pre-2011

YOUR VIEW Christmas lights With reference to “Sandy’s” letter, the Ashburton Business Association is not “canning” the festive Christmas lights. They did in fact submit to improving the Christmas lights in the Annual

Draft Plan. The Ashburton Business Association, along with its members, has both organised and sponsored financially for the past 15 years the local Santa Parade. This investment is because we believe it is an opportunity for the business community to give back

to our local region and enhance the festive spirit. In the past the ABA has given funding to the Ashburton District Council for Christmas lights, however, as the ABA does not receive funding from outside sources this option is not achievable.

ABA are 100 per cent dedicated to encouraging local shopping and believe in supporting our businesses to keep jobs and our economy growing. Sue Cooper Executive Officer Ashburton Business Association

Dishwasher now Man beat dog party co-leader with fence batten By Zac Yates going to be a key factor in bringing people back to us. “What we’ve learned is that perIn his slightly tearful acceptance sonality means a hell of a lot in speech as the Maori Party’s new Maori politics. You’ve got to know co-leader, Te Ururoa Flavell spoke what you’re talking about, you’ve of his previous role as the party’s got to have somebody that is well official dishwasher. known and has a profile and is He said he had seen footage of willing to put their name forward.” himself and Pita Sharples during That process would also include the recent Ikaroa-Rawhiti byelec- the hunt for the party’s next female tion. co-leader, although Dr Sharples was Mrs Turia will now talking importantly stay on in that role on his phone. Mr until 2014. Flavell was in the Mr Flavell said kitchen doing the he was heartened dishes. “I’ve known by the party’s conmy role in this party ference, which since it started.” was well attended He said the backand robust despite ground work was fears for the party’s some of the most future. important there “There’s a real was – the work of determination on Te Ururoa Flavell chiefs. Then, to the part of people much laughter, he added: “But I’ve who came from all over the counfinished that now, I hope.” try to set us back on track. Above anything, the Maori “There was a lot of emotion in Party’s annual hui was a morale- it because of the circumstances. building exercise, aimed at assur- But people want to get moving. ing its members and its rivals that Everybody was pretty happy in the it had every intention of making it end. There was a good spirit about past its 10th birthday party next the hui.” year. In all the talk of a Mana-Maori For months, the party had merger, the Maori Party conferstruggled with the uncertainty ence made it clear that there are over its leadership, followed by other ways to ensure there is the bad result in Ikaroa-Rawhiti, only one Maori party. One is the where the Mana Party candidate, annihilation of one of those two Te Hamua Nikora, beat the Maori parties. The Maori Party’s aim at Party’s Na Raihania by about 700 the weekend was to send the mesvotes. sage that it did not intend to be Mr Flavell said he hoped to sit that party. down soon with co-leader Tariana As for Mr Flavell, getting used Turia and new party president to the leadership could take a Naida Glavish to map out a plan bit longer. Within half an hour of for the 2014 election and select the speech in which he ceremonicandidates good enough to ensure ously gave up his dishwashing the party could hold on to its elec- job, there he was moving through torates, especially after the retire- the tables at lunch clearing away ments of Dr Sharples and Mrs great stacks of plates ready for Turia next year. washing. “The calibre of candidates is - APNZ By Claire Trevett

A slaughterman who bashed a Jack Russell to death with a fence batten and then claimed self-defence has had a charge of wilfully mistreating an animal dropped. Phillip Ronald Reweti, also known as Brutus, 52, of Waverley, denied the charge and appeared yesterday before Judge Laurie Hinton in the Whanganui District Court. The court heard that on March 5 this year Mr Reweti heard dogs barking at a neighbour’s property and approached the property with a 1.2m fence batten in his hand. He attempted to get the dog inside to stop it barking but a second dog, a Jack Russell owned by another neighbour’s daughter, lunged at Mr Reweti. He struck it with the batten and again tried to get the first dog inside, but the Jack Russell made for him a second time so

he hit it again with greater force in the head and neck. The dog ran away, jumped a fence to a neighbouring property and died from its injuries shortly after. Mr Reweti told the court he regularly ventured to the neighbour’s property to let his dog inside as he was concerned about other neighbours complaining about the noise it made, but said he never checked with the neighbour. He also said he made a habit of taking the batten with him to scare the dog inside after it had attacked him earlier. He said he feared the Jack Russell would “take his leg” and felt there was no alternative to striking it. Judge Hinton said it would be “a step too far” to say Mr Reweti had wilfully mistreated the animal, although his actions had resulted in its death, and dismissed the charge. - APNZ

Aucklanders have two options to address the city’s transport funding gap: road tolls, or higher rates and fuel taxes. That’s the conclusion of a highlevel report, released yesterday afternoon, which gives Auckland Council and the Government a clear timetable for when new revenue sources will be needed to raise an extra $400 million for each of 30 years – $12 billion in total. The money will be for projects such as the City Rail Link and new roads, including another Waitemata Harbour crossing. The report, by the Consensus Building Group (CBG), a 17-member think-tank appointed by Mayor Len Brown, concluded that unless Aucklanders were prepared to accept significantly higher rates increases and heavier congestion, introducing some form of congestion charge by 2021 would be required. CBG chairman Stewart Milne said these decisions would need to be made by 2015. “The group has also strongly recommended that the Government increase its funding for transport in Auckland and establish mechanisms that support an ongoing commitment to increased government funding. “Recent commitments by the Government are the first step toward securing long-term financial support for improvements to Auckland’s transport infrastructure.” Mr Brown said the report offered the clearest picture yet of the choices available for funding Auckland’s transport future. “Clearly road pricing is an option we must look at closely, along with our ongoing work to improve the transport options available to Aucklanders. As well as helping to fund new investment, road pricing offers a proven way of managing congestion and encouraging greater use of public transport.” Auckland Chamber of Commerce head Michael Barnett said for real progress to be made a comprehensive assessment and modelling of

the two options needed to be undertaken and translated into firm proposals that Aucklanders and central Government could assess. “All Aucklanders need to understand that if they are going to continue to use their car in the future, there will be an increased price to pay. “Some of that increased price is driven by the relative inefficiency of the public transport system, which also needs to be addressed.” The Automobile Association, which is a member of the CBG, said one of its key concerns was that costs for improving the transport system were shared fairly. “... We are pleased that the options being considered involve everyone contributing,” motoring affairs general manager Mike Noon said. “Road pricing is an option but the devil will be in the detail and further work and analysis is required to ensure the fairest and most effective approach.” The Employers and Manufacturers Association backed the CBG’s findings. Chief executive Kim Campbell said with such a wide spread disparity of views represented in the group, the agreement reached was “remarkable”. “By 2015 we need to decide how to raise this extra funding if Aucklanders are not to pay a whole lot more in other ways through traffic jams and delays in getting to work,” he said. “Our in-depth investigation agreed the preferred option for raising the extra funding should be through tolling the road network in some way, together with raised fuel taxes and including a substantial contribution from the government.” Campaign for Better Transport Cameron Pitches also endorsed the report, but warned that a consequence of any form or road pricing would be to shift more people onto public transport. “We need to have that capacity in place first for road pricing to be effective,” Mr Pitches said. - APNZ

Suspicious fire razes building A suspicious fire at the former Kaitaia Timber Company mill has razed one building and badly damaged three others. The blaze, just after 4am on Sunday, started in the old tanalising plant, sparking fears of chemical contamination. Kaitaia residents have been urged to keep out of the Pukepoto Road site and asked to call police if they saw anyone at the old mill on Saturday night or early Sunday. It was the fourth fire since March at the mill, which closed in 2005 with the loss of about 60 jobs. Kaitaia deputy chief fire officer John Whitlow said the building was

burning fiercely when the first crew arrived. Fire investigator Craig Bain said one building was razed and three others were badly damaged. The fact there was no power to the site, and that it was just the latest of a series of early morning fires at the mill suggested it had been deliberately lit. “It didn’t catch fire by itself,” Mr Bain said. The site had been used as a wrecker’s yard until 40 car bodies went up in flames early on June 12. In April, a Portacom-style cabin used as a smoko room was destroyed by fire. - APNZ

Parole denied for child murderer The man who abducted and murdered a six-year-old girl as she walked home from school in 1986 was described as “predatory and opportunistic” before being denied parole. Peter Holdem, 56, has been in jail since being convicted of murdering Louisa Damodran near Christchurch. At the time of the murder he had just been released from prison for the abduction and attempted murder of a 10-year-old girl. Holdem appeared before the Parole Board earlier this month, which yesterday released its decision denying his release. “A psychological report of 19

February 2013 describes Mr Holdem as being predatory and opportunistic,” the decision said. “Despite extensive treatment it is said he has made little gains and the overall treatment has been unsuccessful despite its intensity.” The board described the murder as “shocking” and said Holdem was fortunate not to receive a sentence of preventive detention given he had eight previous sexual offences against young girls. “[He] is not identified as being suitable for further rehabilitative programmes at prison,” the decision said. “He is described by the psychol-

ogist as having at times ‘ingratiating manner’ in his use of flattery. He has anger issues and although he wishes to progress to self care and release to work outside the prison, this is not supported by the psychologist or the Department of Corrections.” Furthermore, the Parole Board heard that an envelope containing images of scantily-clad females was found in his cell, which “seemed to cast doubt upon his self-report that he had no interest in sex or females or children”. He claimed that the items must have been planted there, but the board said his explanations were unconvincing.

Holdem was previously denied parole in 2011, 2010 and 2007. The board also notified Holdem that it was considering making a postponement order of up to three years at a hearing in three months’ time. “Mr Holdem has little community support. He is not suitable to attend further programmes outside of prison,” the decision said. “Given that the limited gains he has made over 27 years in prison, his prognosis is gloomy. He remains an undue risk as a high risk sexual offender and the safety of the community requires that he remain in prison.” - APNZ

ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, July 16, 2013


$6.8m profit for EA Networks Ashburton lines company EA Networks has posted a $6.8 million profit, up 21 per cent on last year. The co-operative company, owned by all power consumers in the Ashburton District, has achieved a record profit at the same time maintaining its status as having one of the lowest lines charges in New Zealand. The $6.8 million operating surplus ($5.6 million last year), was achieved after tax and after the

payment of a deferred discount to shareholders of $4 million. This equated to about $70, including GST, for the average residential customer, equivalent to about six weeks of line charges. Chairman John Tavendale said the company continued to find a good balance between sound investment in the network and extending good prices to customers. “A 21 per cent year-on-year

increase is an excellent result for a business such as ours, particularly when we continue to make significant investment in improving the electricity network while providing customers with the lowest lines charges in the country,” he said. The company’s core electricity reticulation business and its ultrafast fibre communications network continued to grow, while its joint venture in Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation, now in its third year of

operation, was also making a positive contribution to the company and the region, Mr Tavendale said. “Unlike others, EA Networks is not challenged to satisfy the diverging interests of shareholders and customers, since for us they are the same people. As customers our shareholders benefit from good value electricity distribution pricing as well as investment in modernisation. This distinguishes EA Networks from most other busi-

nesses, helping make the company the success it is today.” During the year EA Networks invested $23.8 million in improving its distribution system. This included $7.3 million on its new headquarters in the Ashburton Business Estate. Over the past year 341 new connections were made, with irrigation continuing to drive demand along with a number of new residential subdivisions.

The company began a threeyear project to replace and modernise sub-transmission between Methven and Mt Somers during the year and will this year install two new 66kv transformers to enhance service for central Ashburton and Tinwald customers. Undergrounding work of lines continued during the year. Shareholders of EA Networks will receive the company’s annual report in the next few days.

Staff did sniff test on white powder the powder at his Johnsonville office before he or his secretary could view it. Government Minister Gerry “I’ve had no contact from police Brownlee isn’t impressed by par- at all about it. My impression liamentary security staff doing a from talking to my staff memsniff test on white powder that ber ... is that it was dealt with arrived in his office at Parliament seriously and appropriately but last week. that there are questions about the Last week a member of his staff lines of communication back to opened an envelope to find white Parliament. powder accompanied Mr Dunne said it with a note. raised serious conMr Brownlee would cerns that no one not say exactly what in Parliament knew the note said, but what needed to be confirmed it was done. linked to one of his Parliamentary portfolios. Service spokeswom“Whoever was an Diana Wolken responsible in secusaid it had policies rity came up, sniffed and procedures in the powder, and proplace for dealing with nounced that it was a range of security washing powder and incidents, including nothing to worry those involving powabout. This seems der. Gerry Brownlee to me to be pretty “It routinely conMickey Mouse actuducts a debrief after ally. an incident. It is in the process “Parliament has a very expensive of conducting a debrief of the interception room to scrutinise incident involving Mr Brownlee’s correspondence coming into the office last week,” she said. building. I am a little surprised “That debrief will review the that it got through,” he said. service’s response to the incident Mr Brownlee said Parliament and also consider the validity of needed stricter policy and proce- its policies and procedures,” she dures to detect and assess any said. suspicious matter or materials Yesterday Health Ministry officthat arrived. es in central Wellington were evacWhite powder was also sent uated after an envelope containing to the electorate offices of Peter white powder was opened. The Dunne, John Banks, and to the powder was found to be inert. French embassy. On Sunday Greymouth’s cenIt was later found to be baking tre was cordoned off after a man soda. All the envelopes originated walked in with an envelope conin Waikato. taining white powder and a note. Mr Dunne said police confis- The powder was found to be flour. cated a note that had arrived with - APNZ

A 29-year-old man who died when he was swept off rocks while fishing at a notorious Whangarei spot yesterday has been named as Mario Openshaw. Mr Openshaw, who was with his brother and another man, was swept out to sea while fishing off rocks at The Gap, near Taiharuru, 32km northeast of Whangarei on Sunday afternoon. Mr Openshaw’s brother jumped in after him but was unable to save him. Rescue helicopter pilot Pete Turnbull said they found Mr Openshaw’s brother about 80 metres off shore, attached by a thin line to people on the beach. - APNZ


Day of Eisteddfod fun A ‘housewive’s hootenanny’ with homemade instruments finished the Mid Canterbury Federation of Women’s Institutes 42nd Eisteddfod, a day of crafts, musical items, food, fun and plenty of healthy competition. Members of 11 Women’s

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Institute branches attended the day, competing both on and offstage in a range of crafts, competitions and challenges. The Rugby Cup for most points overall was awarded to the Netherby branch, the Hefford Tray for runner-up

was awarded to Hinds, the Low Trophy for the branch under 15 members with most points was awarded to Lowcliffe and the Joan Aiken Trophy for most points in table entries was awarded to Netherby.

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Convicted fraudster Michael Swann will be released from prison at the end of this month and will live and work in Christchurch, the New Zealand Parole Board says. Swann will remain on parole until May 2018, and subject to special conditions for six months after that. When released, Swann, 51, will have spent four years and eight months in jail, having been sentenced in March 2009 to nine years and six months’ jail for his role in defrauding the Otago District Health Board of $16.9 million. Swann became eligible for parole on May 24. Former ODHB chairman Richard Thomson said Swann’s release was not a surprise, but it was disappointing. He said Swann was not remorseful and the only lesson he had learned was not to get caught. - APNZ


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An elderly motorist died after driving through an intersection near Kaiapoi, north of Christchurch, yesterday. The man, in his 70s, died at the scene after his vehicle was hit by a car, and then a truck, at the intersection of Giles Road, South Eyre Road and Tram Road, west of State Highway 1 about 1.35pm. Police said initial inquiries indicated he was driving south on Giles Road and travelled through the intersection with Tram Road. His car was struck by a car travelling west on Tram Road, and then hit again by a following truck. Road conditions at the time were wet and slippery, police say. - APNZ



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Obama urges public calm US President Barack Obama has appealed to Americans for restraint amid anger from civil rights activists and public protests against the acquittal of a man who gunned down an unarmed black teenager. A Florida jury comprising six women - reportedly five white and a hispanic - late on Saturday found neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, after a long and raciallycharged trial that transfixed much of the US for weeks. Zimmerman, 29, was charged with second-degree murder, having pursued Martin, 17, through a gated community in the town of Sanford, eventually shooting him during an altercation in 2012.

A Perth man charged over dozens of frauds he allegedly committed while working for the West Australian government faces one more count, a court has heard. Anthony George Collie was earlier this year charged with 83 counts of gaining benefit by fraud, 14 counts of stealing as a public servant, two charges of attempted stealing and two charges of unlawful use of a computer with intent to benefit. On Monday, Perth Magistrates Court was told a further charge had been laid in relation to a $25,000 fraud. The earlier fraud charges amount to $425,000.

The trial aroused strong passions and divided those who believed that Zimmerman - whose father is white and mother is Peruvian - had racially-profiled Martin, and those who believed he acted in self-defence. Spontaneous protests broke out in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington and Atlanta overnight, following the verdict, though they were mostly peaceful. On Sunday, a large demonstration in New York attracted several thousand people, with placards that read, “Jail racist killers, not black youth”, and “We are all Trayvon. The whole damn system is guilty.” One of the marchers in lower Manhattan wore a T-shirt proclaiming: “I’m black. Please - AP don’t shoot?” 

US boy trapped hours under sand dune A 6-year-old US boy who spent more than three hours buried under 3.3 metres of sand after being swallowed by a massive dune was recovering well but remained in critical condition. Michigan City Police Chief Mark Swistek said the boy’s parents told him Sunday that the outlook for the child is very good. “They are very upbeat and hopeful,” Swistek told The NewsDispatch. The boy was identified by a hospital spokeswoman as Nathan Woessner. The boy’s family reported he was playing on the dune Friday

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when he dropped partially into it, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Ranger Bruce Rowe said. While they were trying to dig him out, the dune collapsed. Michigan City Fire Chief Ronnie Martin told WSBT-TV that firefighters located the boy in an air pocket that enabled him to survive for so long underground. Michigan City Fire Department spokesman Mark Baker told the newspaper he learned the child didn’t have life-threatening injuries or a brain injury from any lack of oxygen he might have - AP experienced. 

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A puffin prepares to land on Eastern Egg Rock off the Maine coast. The number marks a burrow. Puffins nest beneath the rocks preferring remote islands that have no predators such as minks.

Puffins flock home to Maine islands The cute and comical seabirds called puffins have returned to several Maine islands and are finding plenty of food for their young chicks unlike last summer when many starved. Young puffins died at an alarming rate last season because of a shortage of herring, leaving adults to try to feed them another type of fish that was too big to swallow. Some chicks died surrounded by piles of uneaten fish. This summer, the chicks are getting plenty

of hake and herring, said Steve Kress, director of the National Audubon Society’s seabird restoration program and professor at Cornell University. But researchers remain concerned. Occupancy of puffin burrows on Matinicus Rock and at Seal Island, the two largest US puffin colonies, are down by at least a third this season, Kress said. That likely means many birds died over the winter and others were too weak to produce offspring this season, he said.

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Keeping a golf course in tip-top condition is a science - and Waipukurau Golf Course is part of a national project benchmarking course performance. Michael Sim has been the sole greenkeeper at Waipukurau for 10 years and had his name drawn by the New Zealand Sports Turf Institute (NZSTI) to participate in the survey. NZSTI has been benchmarking golf courses for 10 years and Dr Doug Linde from Delaware College in the United States was in the country recently putting the institute’s methodology to the test. With the “dream” sabbatical topic, Dr Linde is testing the playing performance of more than 50 golf courses in New Zealand. Mr Sim was given only two hours’ notice of Dr Linde’s arrival so could not do anything out of the ordinary to skew the results. The greens were tested for such things as speed, trueness, firmness, weeds and bumpiness. This information will be compared to other golf courses. Waipukurau Golf Course is about 47ha, including tree and bush areas. Along with the day-to-day maintenance, for the last five years Mr Sim has instigated a project to convert all the 80-year-old greens to sand greens, which are better for putting and easier to manage. Twice a year, two inch cores of earth are removed from the greens, and replaced with sand. “The sand comes from Featherston and has to be washed and screened so it’s a uniform 2mm size.

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Greenkeepers are not glorified mower hands, says Waipukurau greenkeeper Michael Sim.

“We go through 100 tonnes of sand over 18 greens, which is about 10,000 square metres, in two days,” Mr Sim says. “People think greenkeepers are glorified mower hands, but to keep greens at their best you need to be able to identify what it is they require and rectify it.”

It’s a side of the job that Mr Sim, who is qualified in turf management and has a background as a Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries scientific researcher, enjoys. This year’s drought tested the course to its limits. The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council water ban meant that only 20 cubic

More than 150 posties have been attacked by dogs in one year while delivering mail across New Zealand including one who got on the wrong side of an ankle-biting Jack Russell on the run. Figures released to the Herald by New Zealand Post show that between August 2011 and July 2012, 153 posties were attacked by dogs while on the job. Of those, 27 posties needed medical treatment. The figures came just days after an Auckland businessman was convicted of owning a dog that attacked his local postie.

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Athol John Armstrong admitted the charge, brought by the Auckland Council, when he appeared in the North Shore District Court on Wednesday. The court heard that on February 7 Armstrong’s dog Miki - a Jack Russell terrier-cross - escaped from the garage of his Pinehill home and bit a postie on the ankle. The postie, who was not named in court, suffered minor injuries and required medical treatment, including a tetanus injection. The dog got out because a relative of Armstrong left the garage door open by mistake, his lawyer said. Judge Roy Wade said the incident was unfortunate. He was satisfied that Armstrong’s

property was “adequate” to keep Miki contained, and it was unlikely there would be any repeat offending. Judge Wade said Armstrong, who is the general manager of Novus windscreen repairs in Auckland, had never appeared before the courts for “personal” offending. He fined Armstrong $750 and ordered him to pay court costs. He did not think it necessary to make an order to destroy Miki, saying the dog had never shown any aggression in the past. The Auckland Council, which laid the charge against Armstrong, did not ask for a destruction order. Armstrong said his situation was “unusual”.

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metres of water were allocated per day for the tees, greens, club house and the house on the course. “I had to take drastic measures to conserve water to try and keep 19 greens alive, but it worked,” Mr Sim says. He has several volunteers to help with course maintenance. - APNZ

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• Reptiles stolen Keepers at a NSW reptile park are “devastated” after thieves broke in and stole 23 exotic animals, including an alligator, snakes and dragons. Staff at the Australian Reptile Park say the creatures need specialised care and fear they may not survive away from the controlled environment they require. Keepers noticed the animals were missing late on Sunday night. Liz Vella, senior curator at the park, says the robbery appears to have - AAP been targeted. 


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With colorful beaks, puffins look like a cross between a penguin and a parrot. They spend most of their lives at sea, coming ashore only to breed each spring, drawing camera-toting tourists by the boatload before the birds depart late in the summer. The puffins were nearly wiped out a century ago. So 40 years ago, Kress and his team of researchers launched a re-colonisation effort called the Puffin Project by transplanting chicks from Newfoundland to man-made burrows on remote Eastern Egg Rock.  - AP

A mother who killed her twoyear-old son by standing on his mouth and chest believed she was expelling an evil spirit, a court has been told. Rachael Hadley was acutely psychotic at the time and didn’t understand the consequences of her actions, counsel assisting Amy Cacas told the South Australian Coroners Court on Monday. “She didn’t know she was killing her son,” Ms Cacas said. “She believed she was expelling an evil spirit from him and expected him to recover.” Duke Hadley died on November 5, 2009 from asphyxiation caused by compression of his neck and chest.  - AP

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He did not want to comment any further. New Zealand Post spokeswoman Jaimee Burke said the company took the safety of its posties seriously. She said the postie bitten by Miki was unable to finish delivering the mail that day. “When a postie is attacked by a dog New Zealand Post provides support to them via our health and safety protocols. In this case, the incident was reported to the council,” Ms Burke said. “We have found the majority of dog owners are very responsible and we applaud those who keep their dogs properly controlled and those who respond responsibly after an attack.” - APNZ

Bright Dairy cleared to creep up in Synlait China’s Bright Dairy & Food can build its stake in Synlait Milk back up to 41 per cent once the dairy processor has joined the stock exchange later this month. The Takeovers Panel granted an exemption to the Synlait Milk shareholder for Bright Dairy to keep its stake at 41 per cent by purchasing shares on-market if the initial public offer diluted its investment below that level. Bright Dairy, which doesn’t plan to participate in the IPO and will end up with about 39 per cent after the July 23 float, can buy on-market until July 14 next year. The Chinese company can’t sell or dispose of any shares during the period. One of the Takeovers Panel’s conditions for granting the exemption was for the IPO prospectus and Synlait Milk website to “prominently” state Bright Dairy’s top-up ability. That notice was, in turn, seen as the rationale that investors buying into the float would be aware of the exemption and take that into account when making an investment decision. The exemption notice first appears on page 3 of the prospectus, and is one of six links on Synlait Milk’s website relating to the offer. Last week, Netherlandsbased cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina emerged as a shareholder in the Synlait Milk float, joining Bright Dairy and Japan’s Mitsui & Co as major shareholders in the local dairy processor. The Rakaia-based company plans to raise $75 million of new capital, and existing shareholders will sell $38.7 million in a secondary offer, both at $2.20 a share.  - APNZ


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Town’s first badge about to disappear 134 years of history in logo By Michael Hanrahan Councils, like most businesses, have their logos, their badges, their emblems and their slogans. Over the past 135 years Ashburton’s various councils have had a variety of badges and logos. Recently the district council had a new logo designed, and while there was a little criticism of its design and even more criticism of the fact it was designed out of town, those involved can take comfort in the fact this was not the first time this has happened, and that this time the criticism was more muted than in the past. The first occasion occurred in 1879, less than a year after the Ashburton Borough Council was formed. The council decided it needed a badge that depicted its area for use as a seal. Even though the council was concerned with only the town of Ashburton, they realised their economy was based on farming, and requested a badge full of agricultural symbolism. Hearing the Akaroa Borough Council had recently had a seal designed by an Akaroa resident, Mr S. Watkins, they went to the same man. As the device was intended for use as a seal, he chose a circular design with the name of the council around the rim. It was divided into two, with a threshing mill, a cabbage tree and a steam locomotive in the top part,

and a bale of wool, a windmill and a sheaf of wheat in the lower part. It must be assumed Mr Watkins had little familiarity with the items he was depicting. The cabbage tree looked more like a large tree fern, the bale of wool like a loaf of bread, the threshing mill like a square box and Ashburton never had a windmill of the type depicted. Generally, the design favoured the arable industry rather than the full gamut of farming as then practiced – no sheep. The councillors hated it. Cr Williamson was offended by the bale of wool, Cr St Hill felt the windmill looked like a manuka bush but the newspaper reporter felt Cr St Hill was too accustomed to a new type of windmill, the Althouse, sold by Friedlander Brothers, and that he had forgotten what windmills of the past looked like. However, their complaints aside, they were stuck with it, and paid Mr Watkins an honorarium of £5 for his work. It was soon discovered that was more than the Akaroa council had done, as they had not paid for the seal he designed for them. In spite of its drawbacks the badge continued to be used by the council until, in August 1966 the Royal College of Arms in London granted a coat of arms to the Ashburton Borough Council. By then the earlier badge, finished in gold, silver and blue enamel, had made its way to the centre of the mayoral chain,

where it remained, the coat of arms being used for formal purposes. When the borough amalgamated with the county in 1989, the borough’s coat of arms was adopted by the new district council as its badge for formal occasions, and a new logo featuring the clock tower was adopted for other purposes. In spite of these changes no change was made to the mayoral chain, with the old Borough seal of 1879 remaining its centrepiece until recently. Then, in 2011, the old Borough chain was revamped. A new centrepiece was made, featuring the coat of arms, but the old 1879 badge survived being moved to the back of the chain. It was somewhat of a hybrid, containing the names of all former Borough mayors as well as the first district council mayors. In 2013 a further revamp is taking place, aimed at making a clear distinction between Borough Council and district council. A much simpler chain is being made, still with the coat of arms as its centrepiece, containing only the names of District mayors. The old Borough chain, with its badge of the 1879 seal, will be on display in a case in the district council offices. The old 1879 badge will not disappear completely from public view as it is on the cenotaph in Baring Square West, carved in marble, with a little more accurate detail than it appeared with originally.

On the cenotaph in Baring Square West the original Ashburton Borough Council badge still appears, carved in marble and with much more accurate detail than it ever appeared elsewhere.

RIGHT: Council badges over the years (from left) the Borough Council as it originally appeared, un-liked by most councillors when it was new, but it lasted; the seal as it appeared, in gold and enamel, on the Borough Council mayoral chain, and later for a time on the district council mayoral chain; the district council’s coat of arms appears today on the District Council Mayoral Chain.

Ashburton to Invercargill - over 84 years GUEST SPOT Gilmour Blee Charles Hart and Charles Parr, in forming the Hart Parr Company in Charles City, Iowa, USA, claimed to be the first company specialising in tractor production in 1901, when they produced their first tractor. In the following year they produced and sold 15. The company went on to produce three models in the 1920s – 12/24, 18/36 and the 28/50 In 1907 they claimed to have coined the word ‘tractor’, although there is evidence of the word being used earlier than that in New Zealand. Andrews & Beaven held the franchise to import and sell the make from 1920. However, with a 2.7 m.p.h. reverse gear and only two forward gears of 2.67 and 3.33 m.p.h. they had difficulty selling these tractors against other makes on the market which had three forward gears. Bill Beaven of Andrews & Beaven Ltd went to the USA and explained the situation, resulting in the three speed ‘New Zealand Special’ having a 4.25 mph speed and later an ‘Australian Special’ being produced. They became popular with farmers on the flat land of the South Island. These tractors all had twin cylinder, horizontal cross mounted engines which ran on kerosene after being warmed up upon petrol In 1927 the 28/50 model was launched and was the last model Hart Parr produced before it merged with Oliver in 1929, but by now they were considered to be too large and old fashioned. With a name change to Oliver Hart Parr in1930 the motor design changed from twin cylinder horizontal motor to a 4 cylinder vertical motor. In 1937 the Hart Parr part of the name was dropped. The 28/50 power unit was two 12/24 model cylinder blocks cross mounted horizontally to give greater power without the



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vibration that two large cylinders would give . The motor ran at 850 r.p.m. and produced 64 HP but the tractors were sold as producing 28 HP on the drawbar and 50 HP on the belt pulley. They weighed 8600 pounds (3901Kg). The three forward gears were 2.67, 3.3 and 4.25 mph and reverse 2.75. They were capable of pulling six furrows and were used to drive threshing machines and chaff-cutters. The 28/50 in this photograph was spotted at a ‘100 Years of Massey Harris’ rally at Gore by the writer in February 1997, soon after its restoration was completed. This involved completely dismantling, cleaning, some part replacement and repairs where necessary and repainting. This was a three year project and is now in showroom condition. This tractor is equipped with a belly mounted winch which can be used to move equipment in soft ground conditions, or on rising ground. This tractor, serial no 70818, was bought new by J.H.Grigg, Longbeach on 5 September 1928 – one of only 12 of this model imported to New Zealand – of which we believe only five survive. It was sold again on 6 June 1934. By now German Lanz Bulldog tractors were on the market using crude oil, which was a much cheaper fuel than kereosene. Longbeach had a number of Lanz tractors pre-war. H.C.Wood of Albury was the buyer when Longbeach sold it. It changed hands again in 1937 to Alex Gudsell, Winchester and was used to drive a threshing machine and a clover huller. The tractor and Birdsell clover huller were sold in 1940-41 to Jack Murray, Waikaka near Tapanui for £800-0. A quote from the Railway Dept to transport both tractor and clover huller from Winchester to Waikaka a distance of 420km, was £50-0-0. This was considered

too expensive so the buyer drove the tractor from Winchester to Waikaka. This took over a week and at one stage of the journey the driver drove continuously for 36 hours without a break and with a lantern on the front of the tractor! When stopped by the MOT and asked where he was going, the officer was told ‘he was just going to the top of the hill at Oamaru’ The MOT officer then said ‘it was alright’ so the driver kept going up the hill and down the other side and finished a 35 hour stint at Waikouaiti. Some repairs had to made to the steering in Dunedin, but no further problems showed up during the rest of the journey. The tractor was using at least 2½ gallons of kerosene per hour. Sold again to Wm Bennington, Mt Stuart, Waikaka in 1943, it was used to drive a wooden mill, a chaff-cutter and drive a small sawmill. It was here that in March 1960, the West Otago Vintage Machinery


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Club held a rally of vintage tractors and machinery at Tapanui and this tractor was put on display at this event. Ian Black of Clinton was the next owner in 1971 and after a tidy up, it was a participant in the Clinton School Centennial Street Parade in 1973. Thereafter, the 18/50 languished in Black’s shed for 19 years until purchased by the present owner, Robert Herman of Kennington, in 1992 in a dilapidated condition. This tractor has two other Hart Parr tractors for stablemates, a 12/24 and an 18/36, in comparable condition to the 28/50 in this story which has had an interesting career in its lifetime, after it left Longbeach. My grateful thanks are due to Robert Herman for his assistance in putting this story together, in particular the ongoing changes of ownership further south.

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Silver boat in safe keeping While possibly not apparent at first glance, this boat shaped object is actually a little silver cradle mounted on an ebony stand. Sadly, it is missing the blue satin which covered the hood and the pink mattress, but it still is rather impressive. Although we don’t know where it was made or purchased, we do know that it was displayed in the front window of Orr and Co. It was presented to the Mayor Joseph Sealy, by the Borough Councillors on the occasion of the birth of his son. Joseph Sealy was from Ireland, arriving firstly in Christchurch in 1868. He came to Ashburton and went into business with his brother Thomas, as a nurseryman and seedsman, later he took up farming in Carew. He sat on the first Council becoming Mayor in 1894 – 1897 and sat on the Canterbury Land Board for over 16 years. He retired to Timaru, where he died in 1916. Joseph had three children, only one son – the reason for this splendid boat. At the time of his father’s death, his son was living in Vancouver. In 1970 the boat was donated to the Borough, who eventually gave it to the museum for safe keeping. It is a lovely piece of local history, and we are pleased the family decided to return it to where it was first displayed.

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Passengers flying out of San Francisco International Airport recently might have caught a glimpse of something bizarre: goats munching away at overgrown weeds. Mr Fuzzy, Cookie, Mable, Alice and nearly 400 other goats were chomping on brush as part of the airport’s unique — and environmentally friendly — approach to fire prevention. Airports are mini cities, often with their own firefighters, baristas, doctors and even priests. But goat herders? Brush in a remote corner of the airport property needs to be cleared each spring to protect nearby homes from potential fires. But machines or humans can’t be used because two endangered species — the San Francisco garter snake and the California red-legged frog — live there. So for the past five years, the airport has turned to Goats R Us, which charged $14,900 for the service this year. “When passengers takeoff and fly over the goats, I’m sure that’s a thrill,” said Terri Oyarzun, who owns and runs the goat-powered brush removal company with her husband Egon and their son Zephyr. The goats travel 50km each spring from their home in Orinda, California to the airport in a 16-wheel truck that Oyarzun calls her “livestock limo.” With the help of a goat herder and a Border Collie named Toddy Lynn, the goats spend two weeks cutting away a 6m firebreak on the west side of the airport. When Oyarzun’s goats aren’t clearing brush at the airport, they are busy doing similar work on the side of California’s freeways, at state parks, under long-distance electric lines and anywhere else with overgrown vegetation. The family has about 4000 total active goats.

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Murray Redmond practises for the world ploughing championships, in Alberta, Canada.

Murray finds perfect furrow in Canada It’s only days away from the business end of the 60th World Ploughing Championships where Methven farmer Murray Redmond is among 60 competitors from around the world trying for honours. Mr Redmond, and his father and former world champion Bruce Redmond, are part of the New Zealand contingent

practising in Alberta, Canada, prior to the two-day contest on July 19 and 20. Bruce, who is also team manager, said the Kiwis were happier with practice results and had moved onto a field near the Olds College competition side. Murray, who will compete in the conventional section, and Putaruru farmer Malcolm

Taylor, who will plough in the reversible contest, have been encountering some blazing temperatures overhead, sticky soil and gopher holes. “They moved onto a field near the college, which ploughed much better than anything else they had experienced in the two weeks her in Canada,” Bruce said.

“Both Malcolm and Murray ploughed impressive plots with very little soil sticking to the mouldboards, so that’s good.” All the teams have arrived at the championships site now, but some are still working in the workshop preparing gear. The official dinner and championship programme has started.

Demo waste dumping not tolerated Environment Canterbury has welcomed penalties of more than $150,000 in a demolition waste dumping case following the February 2011 earthquake.       Brett Aldridge, regional manager Resource Management Act Monitoring and Compliance, said the temptation for those in the demolition and waste indus-

try to save costs and increase profits by inappropriate waste disposal is of great concern in the current Canterbury environment. “The penalties against Canterbury Greenwaste Processors, Coutts Island Holdings and Kingsley Robert Kepple for dumping and receiv-

ing 5000 cubic metres of contaminated waste to form a track at a Coutts Island site are important as a deterrent and to prevent a legacy of post-quake contaminated sites,” Mr Aldridge said. “The court has sent a very clear message that this type of behaviour won’t be tolerated.

District Court Judge Kellar made the important points that appropriate disposal of demolition waste is critical to restoring the city and its surrounds, that the receiving environment for such waste must be lawful and appropriate, and that short cuts can’t be taken to avoid cost and conceal sites.”    

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Lamb Chilled production remains the focus for processors. Recent supply of lambs has been higher than what many expected would be available at this time, but there are still customers out there that haven’t been able to secure the volumes they’d ideally have liked. Leg and forequarter demand remains good and that, coupled with limited supplies, continues to provide opportunities for New Zealand exporters to push prices higher. As has been the case for many months, demand for middle cuts is weaker in comparison. Demand from China has slowed in the wake of holdups on the wharves. Since

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Recent reports of improved foodservice beef demand in the US have improved the outlook for the manufacturing beef market. Imported 90CL cow prices picked up another couple of cents over the past week, while demand for 95CL bull meat was low and pricing was mostly weaker. US 50CL meat is now trading at its highest level since late 2011 and is selling for over twice as much as it was a year ago. Because it is commonly blended with 95CL bull meat, a high 50CL price puts

significant pressure on the 95CL market. Hide prices have been at, or near, record high levels in recent months, and now the weaker NZ dollar means processors are starting to see the benefits. The hide alone on a steer is now worth about $90, up nearly 50% from late last year. Bull and cow hides are currently valued at about $80 and $60 respectively.


Prices for feed wheat and barley have largely stopped their rise this month after being pushed up for spring demand for dairy feeding. Prices have not moved much over the past week in Canterbury but there have been upwards movements in Southland and in the North Island,

where prices have also firmed slightly for maize grain. The winter period is typically a quiet time for grain sales, and this year is no exception to that. However, there is still good demand for spring delivery that is not yet being met. Grain supplies are currently a bit tighter in the North Island which is resulting in movement of grain north from the South Island. As with grain there is strong demand for palm kernel for spring delivery, when the dairy industry will be looking to supplement feeding. This will keep prices elevated for palm kernel, making it unlikely prices will drop from current levels before spring.

Recognition from Prime Minister John Key of the performance of farmers in maintaining sheep meat production highlights the important of sheep farming to the New Zealand economy, Deputy Chair of the Meat Industry Excellence Group (MIE) group John McCarthy says. Speaking at the Red Meat Sector conference in Auckland last week, Mr Key praised the sector for coping with declines in the number of producers and stock numbers while maintaining output. MIE is in discussions with the main meat processors and is formulating a strategy to promote long term structural change in the sector after endorsement from thousands of farmers who attended meetings pushing for reform in the meat sector. “We feel we can make progress, but overall, there is an element of ‘running to stand still’, and this point was emphasised by successive speakers at the conference,” he said. “We have a shrinking land resource, with sheep and beef farms being pushed back into the hills by dairying and other land uses. “We also have excessive debt levels, banker uncertainty around supply and procurement issues and are hampered by the lack of a coordinated marketing structure,” he says. “We need to get our industry model correct if we are to take advantage of the opportunities in front of us.” One speaker at the conference, ANZ Rural Economist Con Williams, said he favoured an industry composition along the lines of 80 per cent being one entity. Other speakers, notably professor David Hughes, emeritus professor of Food Marketing, London, and Richard Brown, director GIRA research group were both bullish about the growth in the Asian middle classes and the increasing


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Lauren Ellis leads the pack at the Adelaide track last weekend.

Valuable points for Ellis By Jonathan Leask Hinds cyclist Lauren Ellis has finished fourth in the second omnium of the five-day international series in Adelaide on Sunday. The five days of UCI tier one competition was Ellis’ first international track action since the London Olympics last year and she came away with a bronze in the first omnium, but couldn’t repeat in the second in the six-discipline Olympic event. As she did in the first omnium, Australia’s Isabella King won the first three events to have a commanding lead. In the 250m flying lap Ellis was fifth

with fellow London Olympian Jamie Nielsen third. Nielsen was then second in the 20km points race with Ellis fourth before a third in the elimination had Ellis fourth after the three rounds. On the final day Nielsen started with a win in the 3000m individual pursuit with Ellis third. Nielsen was third and Ellis fifth in the scratch race before Ellis was second in the 500m time trial with Nielsen sixth, but it wasn’t enough for Ellis to catch her London team-mate. King won her second omnium for the meet with eight points ahead of Hong Kong’s Xiaojuan Diao on 18 for her second silver while Nielson took bronze won 20 and Ellis fourth with her 22 points.

Europe-based Shane Archbold also returned to the track from his professional road team to claim second place in the men’s omnium, his second silver of the meet. BikeNZ head coach Dayle Cheatley said the group had achieved the main goal of securing vital qualifying points in key events for upcoming UCI World Cups which in turn qualify riders and teams for the World Championships. “Shane Archbold came out of road racing and had two good efforts in the omnium, while both Jaime and Lauren got points for the women,� Cheatley said. “It’s been a very long campaign over there in Europe, and now here for the sprint boys but they got the

job done brilliantly, and we are now well set-up there for the World Cup season. “Most of this group will enjoy a short break now and then prepare for the racing season at home and the World Cup meets.� Overall the nine-strong squad finished with three wins and nine podium placings, with Eddie Dawkins claiming the opening kieren and sprint titles and Olympic medallist Simon van Velthooven claiming a kieren victory, after a bronze in the opening kieren. Archbold had two silver medals while Ellis and Nielsen each had bronze in the women’s omnium while Katie Schofield was third in the 500m time trial.

Benji asking for contract release from the Tigers By Michael Brown The chances of Benji Marshall switching to rugby union and playing for the Blues took a step closer last night when it was confirmed the former Kiwis captain asked for an release from the final two years of his contract with the Wests Tigers. There has been considerable speculation swirling around Marshall’s future after it emerged earlier this year he was disillusioned with the club for refusing to honour a handshake agreement over an upgraded contract. The 28-year-old has another two years left on his contract with the

club he an NRL premiership with in 2005 but has a clause that allows an upgrade following an increase in the salary cap due to a new broadcasting deal. He has said he wouldn’t contemplate playing for another NRL outfit, raising speculation he might switch to rugby union and could also chase inclusion in the New Zealand sevens side for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Sir John Kirwan admitted recently he had been in touch with Marshall’s agent Martin Tauber about joining the Blues but there has also been interest from the Waratahs as well as rugby clubs in Japan. While Marshall would be a crowdpuller in Auckland, he would likely

Benji Marshall: Heading to the Blues? have to take a significant pay cut to play for the Blues and Japan can offer more lucrative deals. The Blues are also interested in luring promising All Blacks first five-eighths Beauden Barrett from the Hurricanes. “Benji will play out the balance of

the 2013 year but will seek an early release.� Tauber said. “This has been a very difficult decision. This young man has given 12 years of his football life to a club that he has great regard and affection for, However with what’s transpired, he believes it’s time for him to take up another challenge.� Marshall’s decision will also be closely followed by Stephen Kearney as the Kiwis coach plots the defence of the World Cup in the UK and France later this year. Kearney replaced Marshall as captain ahead of this year’s Anzac test in favour of Warriors skipper Simon Mannering but Marshall was still expected to be an important member of the final squad. - APNZ

McCaw, Cooper set to resume hostilities By Patrick McKendry

Richie McCaw: Gives himself a vote of confidence

A return to the Crusaders for Richie McCaw this week would put him on a collision course with Quade Cooper, a controversial character with whom the All Blacks captain has a long and colourful history. While coach Todd Blackadder played his cards close to his chest yesterday about when McCaw would return following a successful comeback from his sabbatical for Christchurch, there were enough hints to suggest the 32-year-old would replace Luke Whitelock on the reserves bench for Saturday’s sudden-death match at AMI Stadium. It would make sense - not just for this game, but for the week or weeks after, providing the Crusaders keep winning. If McCaw gets 20 or 30 minutes off the bench and the Crusaders win, it puts him closer to a start the following Saturday.

If the playoffs go to seedings and the Brumbies beat the Cheetahs in Canberra, that will mean a semifinal against the Chiefs in Hamilton for the Crusaders, a repeat of last year. The Bulls are the Crusaders’ other potential semi-final opponents. “He’s got muscle memory, he’s a tough customer, he’s played in World Cup finals,� said Blackadder of McCaw’s ability to step up after one game in eight months. “I don’t think there’s any doubt he could go out there and do the job but also too you’ve got a [good] loose forward trio and Luke Whitelock, who has stepped up on several occasions this year.� McCaw suggested at Christchurch Park after his club game at the weekend that he was ready for a return, a vote of confidence in himself that is likely to be enough for Blackadder. Now he will be part of a brains trust plotting the downfall of Cooper,

a man with a new lease of life following the departure of Wallabies coach Robbie Deans. Deans, the former Crusaders supremo, wouldn’t select Cooper after a long series of run-ins, but the playmaker has a big supporter in Ewen McKenzie, his coach at the Reds and the man who is taking over the Wallabies. Cooper’s clash against counterpart Dan Carter is likely to be a highlight but so too will be his reaction to McCaw’s presence. Cooper’s constant cheap shots on the All Blacks No7 caught up with him at the 2011 World Cup when his every touch was booed by the crowd. His underwhelming tournament ended with a serious knee injury in the semi-final defeat at Eden Park. He can amaze and infuriate in equal measure, and Blackadder acknowledged the Reds playmaker was likely to be influential. “When you’ve got Quade Cooper, and I thought he had a good game

in the weekend, they’re always going to be a threat. “Ewen McKenzie is the Wallabies coach and you saw even in the weekend against the Waratahs there’s a lot to play for now [for Cooper]. “There’s a new-found incentive or motivation now. “He’ll want to back himself against Dan, it will be a big match for him to prove he’s in for Wallabies contention.� Blackadder, boosted by positive news on Tom Taylor’s head injury which will allow the second-five to be available for Saturday, added the Reds, whom the Crusaders haven’t played this season, posed different questions on attack, thanks largely to Cooper’s often unorthodox approach. “They’re very smart, they’ve got a good kicking game, and on attack they’re really flat so if you let their play-makers over the gain line you’re in for a hell of a day.�  - APNZ Quade Cooper: New lease of life with the Wallabies


ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Back in winner’s circle

Temple Way LOOKING FOR A Bristol

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By his own admission, northern Victorian horseman David Hayes was wondering 12 months ago what it was like to train a winner. But as the stable celebrated its 150th success of the season at Caulfield on Saturday, Melbourne’s seven-time champion trainer had become familiar with the old feeling. The milestone victory for the stable that once dominated Melbourne racing came in the listed Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) courtesy of Pago Rock and Chad Schofield, the jockey most closely associated with Hayes’ resurgence. “Everyone knows how things were for us a year or so ago,” said stable foreman Bruno RougeSerret. “But David had faith in himself and everyone at the farm and it’s turned around in a big way

since the grass track went in last Christmas.” Pago Rock will probably not be remembered as one of the main saviours of the Hayes training operation, but his Monash win represents the magnitude of the turnaround. He had an erratic few moments in the final 250m before scoring by a length from Elite Elle ($8.50) with another 1 lengths to Second Effort ($9), which came from last to take third. Hayes will target similar blacktype races in the next month with Pago Rock, who is likely to then make way for the stable’s main spring hopes. “We’ll have about 130 in training in the spring ... some really nice horses, a lot of nice 3-year-olds, some nice young ones,” RougeSerret said. - AAP

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C4, 310m 5 17447 Black Tank (c1) 19.33 L G &........ SJA Stone 1 52223 Homebush Mayhem 19.12.........J McInerney 6 4747F Smash Dora 18.69........................... M Grant 2 x5474 Our Beowulf 18.20 S &.....................Bonnett 7 36785 Thrilling Clover nwtd P &............... B Conner 3 18735 Homebush Chopper 18.54.........J McInerney 8 47242 Hazza’s Lad 18.91 S &.....................Bonnett 4 62125 Ringa Ding nwtd........................J McInerney 9 18167 Upsala Jewel nwtd S &....................B Evans 5 87788 Cawbourne Dusty 18.49.................. M Grant 10 77386 Black Trigger 19.04 P &.................B Conner 8 2.23pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS STAKES C1/2, 545m 6 73682 Magic You 18.90 C &....................D Roberts nwtd............................. M Grant 7 57564 Wandy Paul 1 1F646 Party Rock (c1) nwtd S &................B Evans ACROSS DOWN 8 54162 Homebush Cruden 18.64...........J McInerney 2 84665 Cawbourne Kesha 32.36...........J McInerney Ridge (7) 1. Opening (8) 9 17645 Rosca2.18.15. ..............................J McInerney 3 15347 Noggin 32.74..................................... J Allen 3. Refuse (7) 5. Telephoned Helen 18.58.............J McInerney 4 47673 Opawa Marg 32.53 L &....................... Wales (4) 10 47755 Homebush 4. One of the services 9. Young sheep (4)12 3.33pm RACING AGAIN SUNDAY 28 JULY SPRINT 5 31635 Botany Pete nwtd.......................J McInerney (5,3,5) 10. Rotation (8) C3, 310m 6 51452 Opawa Bart 32.99............................. B Eade 1 67274 Dynamic 18.91 7 81351 Cover To Cover nwtd S &..................Bonnett 6. Black Disturb (7)A &...................Seque 11. Start (5) 8 55435 Starburst Hannah nwtd.................... M Grant Politenwtd (7)P &................B Conner 12. Descent from an 2 63152 Cosmic7.Bolero 18.63.......................... M Grant 9 46465 Calm Spirit (c1) 33.00........................ J Allen 8. French resort (6) ancestor (7) 3 32637 Turbo Tundra 4 21583 Homebush Churro nwtd. ............J 10 52687 Shadow Wolf (c1) 33.17..................J Guthrie 13. Natural home (7) McInerney 13. Former Labour Party 18.54...................J 9 2.41pm BROCKLEBANKS DRY CLEANERS 545m 5 12476 My Little 14. Oah Linguistic rules (7) McInerney leaderC3, (4,9) 67671 Roxy Rascal nwtd M &......................Jopson 1 47563 Bob’s Eye 33.20.........................J McInerney 15. Eight pints (6) 18. Move in a certain 6 McInerney 7 68127 Another Becky 18.88.................J 2 22333 Dyna Groll 32.63 C &....................D Roberts (7) direction (4,4) 8 78843 Dyna16. FrierRelated 18.62 C &. ...................D Roberts 3 12271 Speedy Kazza (c4) nwtd............J McInerney 19. Information (4) 17. Legal action (7) 9 46228 Anytime Will Do 19.03...............J McInerney 4 78637 Another Course nwtd.................J McInerney 20. Drum (7) 10 13685 Fly Canary Fly 18.82.................J McInerney 5 77875 Cawbourne Kim nwtd.................J McInerney 21. Quarrel (5) 6 67817 Rocky Baxter nwtd.....................J McInerney SELECTIONS 22. Conservative 7 56762 Adulterous nwtd C &.....................D Roberts (4)Race 1: Jean Jeanie, Homebush Sting, Sandi Claws, Cawbourne Polly 23. Genetic transmission 8 12221 Opaque nwtd S &.............................Bonnett Race 2:(8) Caboul, Opawa Leanne, Pukeko Raptor, Court The Belle 10 2.58pm SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY SPRINT C5, 310m Race 3: Cosmic Galaxy, Starburst Benny, Merely A Dream Race 4: Celestrial Magic(c3), Arkaden (c3), Bizarro, Drive Five 1 41743 Admire nwtd A &.................................Seque SOLUTIONS TO PUZZLE No 12,229 Race 5: Game Girl, Blushing Belle, Rob’s Mate, Pukeko Thunder 2 15264 Austin Wana nwtd......................J McInerney Race 6: Ronrose Harper Mehl, Starburst Paul, Sheeza 3 66515 Jennings 18.57 S &..........................Bonnett Across: 1 Squash; 4 Spared; 9 Hill, Qualification; 10 Erupted; 11 Flower 7: Opawa Rufus (c3), Cawbourne Reeah, Hazza’s Lad 4 63383 Homebush Sarge 19.10.............J Facet;McInerney 12 Stack; Race 14 Glory; 18 April; 19 Vibrant; 21 Race 8: Opawa Marg, Cawbourne Kesha, Noggin, Party Rock 5 73888 Wandy Devil 18.77........................... M Grant Authoritative; Moaned. Race 9:23 Speedy Kazza, Dyna Groll, Opaque, Bob’s Eye, Adulterous 6 18611 Another Colt nwtd......................J McInerney22 Eldest; Down:McInerney 1 Sequel; 2Race Unadulterated; 3 Shift; 5 Playful; 6 10: Admire, Cawbourne Moff, Jennings, Austin Wana 7 76158 Matti Oah nwtd...........................J Race 11:8Homebush Chopper, Homebush Mayhem, Our 8 55142 Cawbourne Moff 18.37..............J McInerney 7 Denote; Reincarnation; Giddy; 13 Callous; 15 Parade; 16Beowulf 12: Dynamic Black, Turbo Tundra, Cosmic Bolero, Dyna Frier 9 58434 Jumpin’ Julia nwtd......................J McInerney Avail; 17 Attend; 20 Race Bravo. 10 43187 Oscar Tuivasa 18.10........................L Philips LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd 11 3.16pm GOODBYE AND GOOD LUCK TOM WOOD First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


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jump a train, and meet a hobo, who tells them twisted versions of three classic tales, all of which feature Simpsons characters. 7.30 Face Off. (Final, G) The winner is announced after the final three contestants travel to Las Vegas, where they create waterproof looks for the show Le Reve: The Dream. 8.30 FILM: Tropic Thunder. (2008, AO, R) Ben Stiller, Jack Black. A group of self-


Sky Movies 1, 8.30pm Since the Blair Witch Project came out in 1999 movies filmed with handheld cameras have become a genre in their own right. The ‘Found Footage’ motif has been used to both great and poor effect, sometimes within the same movie. Chronicle achieves a fantastic result with the technique, as troubled teen Andrew © Central Press Features begins to film his everyday life and soon after stumbles across a strange buried artefact that grants his friends and him the power of telekinesis.

10.50 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 11.20 The Late Show With David Letterman. (G) 12.15 Home Shopping. (G) 1.45 The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) 2.15 Home Shopping. (G)

FOUR 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 Sticky TV Holiday Edition. (G) 8.30 Planet Sheen. (G, R) 9.05 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.15 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.30 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 9.35 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 10.00 Tickety Toc. (G, R) 10.10 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G) 6.00 Everybody Hates Chris. (G, R) 6.30 Futurama. (G, R) 7.00 The Simpsons. (G, R) The Simpsons


absorbed actors sets out to make the most expensive war film, but soon after production begins they’re thrown into a real-life situation in Southeast Asia’s jungle. 10.40 The Real Housewives Of New York City. (PGR, R) Kelly joins Sonja and LuAnn in the Hamptons for gossipy dishing about romance and marriage. 11.40 Entertainment Tonight. (G) 12.05 Infomercials. (G)

sky sPORt 1 6.00 Motorsport. Le Mans Series. Grand Prix De Pau. 7.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. John Deere Classic. Round Four. Highlights. 8.00 Cricket. The Ashes. England v Australia. First Test. Day Five. 8.30 Investec Super Rugby Fulltime. 9.00 Football. AFL. Sydney Swans v GWS Giants. Replay. 12.00 Cycling. Tour De France. Stage 15. Last 2 Hours. 2.00 Netball. ANZ C’ship. Grand Final. 2.30 Basketball. NZ NBL. Final. Replay. 3.00 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. North Queensland Cowboys v Manly Sea Eagles. Highlights. 3.30 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Eels v Panthers. Highlights. 4.00 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Bulldogs v Storm. Highlights. 4.30 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Broncos v Sharks. Highlights. 5.00 Netball. ANZ Championship. Grand Final. Replay. 7.30 The Netball Zone. 8.00 Cricket. The Ashes. England v Australia. First Test. Day Five. 8.30 Re:Union. 9.30 Facebook Fan Zone. 11.30 Re:Union. 12.30 Rugby. Super Rugby. Stormers v Bulls. Replay. 2.30 Rugby. Super Rugby. Sharks v Kings. Replay. 4.30 Golf Central. 5.30 Cricket. The Ashes. England v Australia. First Test. Day Five. From Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Highlights.

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the bOx 6.00 NYPD Blue. (M) 6.50 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.15 Hardcore Pawn. (PG) 7.40 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 8.05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 8.55 24. (M) 9.50 Law & Order. (M) 10.40 NCIS. (M) 11.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 12.20 SVU: Special Victims Unit. (M) 1.25 NYPD Blue. (M) 2.15 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 2.40 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 3.10 24. (M) 4.00 Hardcore Pawn. (PG) 4.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 5.00 Law & Order. (M) 6.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 6.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.00 Hardcore Pawn. (PG) 7.30 NCIS. (M) 8.30 Falling Skies. (M) 9.30 SVU: Special Victims Unit. (M) 10.30 Law & Order. (M) 11.30 NCIS. (M) 12.30 24. (M) 1.20 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 1.45 Cash Cab USA. (PG) 2.10 NYPD Blue. (M) 3.05 Falling Skies. (M) 3.55 SVU: Special Victims Unit. (M) 4.45 24. (M) 5.35 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG)

sky sPORt 2 6.00 Investec Super Rugby Fulltime. 6.30 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Cowboys v Sea Eagles. Replay. 8.30 Monday Night With Matty Johns. 9.30 Netball. ANZ Championship. Grand Final. Replay. 12.00 Golf. European PGA Tour. Scottish Open. Round Four. Highlights. 1.00 Golf. US PGA Tour. John Deere Classic. Round Four. Highlights. 2.00 SKY Sport What’s On. 2.30 Rugby. Super Rugby. Waratahs v Reds. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Replay. 4.30 Rugby. Super Rugby. Crusaders v Hurricanes. Replay. 6.30 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Bulldogs v Storm. Highlights. 7.00 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Broncos v Sharks. Highlights. 7.30 Red Bull Chronicles. 8.00 Basketball. New Zealand NBL. Final. 8.30 Boxing. Fight Night On SKY. 10.30 SKY ARENA Access. 11.00 Martial Arts. King In The Ring. Cruiserweights. From the ASB Stadium, Auckland. 12.00 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Bulldogs v Storm. Replay. 2.00 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Broncos v Sharks. Replay. 4.00 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Eels v Panthers. Replay.

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6.30 Dolphin Tale. (2011, PG) Harry Connick, Jr. 8.25 Hugo. (2011, G) Asa Butterfield. 10.30 True Justice 2: One Shot One Life. (2012, 16) Steven Seagal. 12.00 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. (2011, M) James Franco, Freida Pinto. 1.45 Like Crazy. (2011, M) Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin. 3.15 Tooth Fairy 2. (2012, G) Larry the Cable Guy. 4.45 Joyful Noise. (2012, PG) Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton. 6.45 Abduction. (2011, M) Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins. 8.30 Chronicle. (2012, M) Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell. Three high school students make an incredible discovery, and start to develop uncanny powers beyond their understanding. 10.00 Fright Night. (2011, M) Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell. 11.45 Act Of Valor. (2012, 16) Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez. 1.35 It Waits. (2005, 16) Cerina Vincent, Dominic Zamprogna. 3.05 Making Of Safe House. (2012, M). 3.20 Act Of Valor. (2012, 16) Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez. 5.10 It Waits. (2005, 16) Cerina Vincent, Dominic Zamprogna.

8.15 Unbreakable. (2000, M) Bruce Willis. 10.05 The Brave One. (2007, 16) Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Nicky Katt. 12.10 The Prestige. (2006, M) Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale. 2.20 Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End. (2007, M) Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley. 5.10 The Grudge. (2004, 16) Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bill Pullman. 6.45 Wild Hogs. (2007, M) Tim Allen, John Travolta. A group of biker-wannabes gets more than they bargained for when they go on a motorcycling trip to put some adventure back in their lives. 2007. 8.30 Mystic River. (2003, 16) Sean Penn, Tim Robbins. Oscar®-winner about three men, linked by a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, who are reunited when one of them loses his daughter and must find the killer. 2003. 10.50 The Ringer. (2003, M) Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl. 12.25 End Of Days. (1999, 18) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne. 2.25 The Grudge. (2004, 16) Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bill Pullman. 3.55 Mystic River. (2003, 16) Sean Penn, Tim Robbins.

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Destroyed In Seconds. (PG) Dirty Jobs. (PG) Moonshiners. (M) Gold Rush. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) The Big Brain Theory. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Stalked: Someone’s Watching. (M) I Was Murdered. (M) Deadly Devotion. (M) Auction Kings. (PG) Auction Hunters. (PG) Moonshiners. (M) Gold Rush. (PG) Mythbusters. (PG) Ice Cold Gold. (PG) River Monsters: The Deadliest. (PG) Extreme Smuggling. (M) How do criminals access and distribute weapons on the black market? Heroes Of Hells Highway. (PG) Nightmare Next Door. (M) Fatal Encounters. (M) Moonshiners. (M) River Monsters: The Deadliest. (PG) Extreme Smuggling. (M) Heroes Of Hells Highway. (PG) Man Vs: Wild. (PG) Auction Kings. (PG)

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ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008





217 West Street ASHBURTON Telephone





IndyCar Toronto

Methven Golf Club

Deadline Sale closing Thur February 2013.

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$595,000 ITS ON THE LIST


WEB ID AL28409 ASHBURTON 5 Keenans Road 1 hectare in popular location. Vendor fattens cattle and has good orchard and gardens and is self sufficient. Unique four bedroom home set in attractive grounds. A big plus is the outbuildings including large lock up workshop and two bay pole shed. Opportunity for good living and lifestyle.




WEB EASTSIDE 6/42 Aitken Street Hard to find are easy care close to town with single g bedrooms, good sized livin Rateable Value $140,000.

WESTSIDE 18 Woodham Drive The time is right to purchase this two bedroom townhouse with good sized living area and nice modern kitchen. The home has insulation in the ceiling and walls, double glazing and single garage. Front townhouse on a secure and fully landscaped section.



WEB ID AU28705 TINWALD 92 McMurdo Street Relax and enjoy sunshine and privacy at VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 11.15 "your new townhouse". This well 12.00pm presented two bedroom (possibly three), two bathroom townhouse is landscaped and waiting for you NOW! Internal access double garage, loads of storage, HRV, smart kitchen with very generous open plan living, and a well fenced outdoor area.


1. Marc Marquez (ESP/Honda) 41:40:653 2. Cal Crutchlow (GBR/Yamaha) +1.559 3. Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha) 9.620 4. Stefan Bradl (GER/Honda) 13.992 5. Alvaro Bautista (ESP/Honda) 21.775 6. Bradley Smith (GBR/Yamaha) 25.080 7. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA/Ducati) Tour de France 30.027WEB ID AU29058 TINWALD Results from Stage 15 of Tour de France, a 8. Aleix Espargaro (ESP/Aprilia) 30.324 37 Thomson Street 242-km ride from Givors to Mont Ventoux. 9. Nicky Hayden (USA/Ducati) 45.355 Stage: This magnificent 10. villaMichele will impress with Pirro (ITA/Ducati) 47.142 quality finishing and modernisation 1. Chris Froome (ENG/SKY) 5hr48min45sec 11. Hector Barbera (ESP/FTR) 47.824 throughout. Recently refurbished to the 2. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 29 12. Randy de Puniet (FRA/Aprilia) 48.523 is toColin the Edwards benefit of the 3. Mikel Nieve (ESP/EUS)highest 1:23 standard 13. (USA/FTR) 54.428 owners to come. 4. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT)new same time for years 14. Danilo Petrucci (ITA/Ioda) 1min 0.323 landscaped grounds with 5. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/TST)Beautifully 1:40 15. Claudio Corti (ITA/FTR) 1min 5.530 gardens. 6. Alberto Contador (ESP/TST)established s.t. 16. Michael Laverty (NIR/Aprilia) 1min 9.153 Feb 10.00 - 10.45am 7. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN/AST)VIEW 1:43 Saturday 2317. Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN/FTR) 1min 15.601 8. Bauke Mollema (NED/BEL) 1:46 18. Karel Abraham (CZE/Aprilia) 1min 19.683 3 9. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BEL) 1:53 19. Lukas Pesek (CZE/Ioda) 1 lap 10. Jean Ch. Peraud (FRA/ALM) 2:08 1 Not Classified Overall Standings Bryan Staring (AUS/Honda) DNF 3 laps HOME OPEN HOME 1. Chris Froome (ENG/SKY) 61h11m43s 2 Yonny Hernandez (COL/Aprilia) DNF 29 laps 2. Bauke Mollema (NED/BEL) 4:14 Andrea Iannone (ITA/Ducati) 3. Alberto Contador (ESP/TST) 4:25 Dani Pedrosa (ESP/Honda) 4. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/TST) 4:28 Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Yamaha) 5. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BEL) 4:54 Overall Standings WEB ID AU28267 6. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 5:47 138 1. Marc Marquez (ESP) EASTSIDE 7. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 6:22 2. Dani Pedrosa (ESP) 136 125 William Street 8. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 7:11 3. Jorgethree Lorenzo (ESP) 127 This freshly redecorated bedroom 9. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 7:47 4. the Cal Crutchlow (GBR) 107 home is close in on eastside of 10. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 7:58 (ITA) 101 Ashburton, handy5.toValentino the postRossi office, Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) 74 Countdown, park6.and central 7. Stefan Bradl are (GER) 64 Ashburton. All three bedrooms 8. Alvaro Bautista 58 spacious and have large(ESP) built Ashburton Lady Veterans Golfand sunny 9. Nicky Hayden (USA) 57 in wardrobes. Friday July 19 at Mayfield G.C 9.30 for 10.0am Espargaro 52 VIEW Saturday 2310. FebAleix 10.15 - 11.00am(ESP) start.

WEB TINWALD 34 Catherine Street First time offered for sale. the sun. Kitchen dining livi separate (large) lounge, tw pumps and HRV system he a warm home in winter an summer. Large double gar auto door and ample outb

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Toronto Street Circuit 1 July 10 Lap length: 1.75 miles Ladies Captain v Secretary (Starting position in parentheses) 2 OPEN HOME OPEN HOME OPEN HOME 2 Winning Team Secretary 5 1/2 -2 1/2 1. (1) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running. Mayfield Gold Club’s Trish Corbett, Pat Wilson, Joyce Davis and Lal Mulligan were the winners of Aorangi South Nearest Pin Silver No 17 Not Struck Bronze A 2. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevrolet, Canterbury Golf Women’s Veterans Pennant played at Denfield Golf Course in Geraldine on Friday. In frosty No 4 Methven Pharmacy Tania Wilson Bronze B 85, Running. 2nd Shot No 6 Methven FourSquare Gail Limbrick 3. (7) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevrolet, conditions Mayfield came out the winners over Timaru by 4-0. Lal Mulligan won 1 up against Diane Sutherland, Open No 13 Methven Resort Tania Wilson Sat No 85, Running. WEB ID AU27284A WEB ID AU29095 WEB ID AU29247 WEB Trish Corbett won 3/2 against Kathy Williams, Joyce Davis won 2/1 against Margaret Cosgrove and Pat Wilson 4 Methven Pharmacy Not Struck WESTSIDE Twos and Net EASTSIDE WESTSIDE EASTSIDE 4. (2) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 85, won 3/2 against Pat Barrie. Eagles  Lynn Worsfold Nola Hydes Jenny Senior 5 Goldrich Drive 74 Harrison Street 123 Cameron Street 14 Magnolia Place Running. July 13 5. (10) E.J. Viso, Construction has been completed on Recently upgraded kitchen and Dallara-Chevrolet, 85, Running. A lovely character home situated in the All brand new and in the n Team Stroke winners on 286 – Keith Under 9 Michaelhome Jennings (Roosters) 11 beat Craig Straw 3/1, Daniel Clements beat Jesscom (15) Charlie this beautifully finished home featuring bathroom are the6.beginnings of aKimball, Dallara-Honda, 85, heart of town. This stunning Braebrook subdivision, Middleton,Dave Callaghan, Bob remodelled Collins, Dale Hampstead 65 v Southernoozes Hyde Bros 25, with beautiful Sam Perrett (Bulldogs) 11 Lima 3/0 four bedrooms with ensuite off the home. The major expense character timber a look at this 4 bedroom h Running. Fisher Antonioand Winterstein (Cowboys) 11 Methven B 40 v Southern Riverlea 75, master and walkin wardrobe. Open items have been 7. completed andConway, now joinery, polished rimu floors led including ensuite and walk (23) Mike Dallara-Honda, 85, Senior Tony Worsfold 81-12-69there Intermediate Rakaia Synlait Farms 0 v Methven W 50, A sunnyAlbert Kellyacre (Titans) 11 plan living/dining/kitchen. Separate is an opportunity light windows. quarter in master bedroom. Open make your Phil Elliott 86-15-71 by lot Junior personal A K J McCloy Tinwald Lizzies Dairy 0 v Celtic McCrea Paintersfor a private retreat. lounge. Fully insulated and double mark. This a superbly section providing kitchen/dining/living plus a 8. is (13) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 85, Hall of Fame Championships 89-20-69 by lot Junior B Les Linton 95-29-66. & Decorators 42, glazed. located family home. Enjoy the benefits of central living. separate lounge. Compute Running. Other Good Scores: Allenton 20v Collegiate Cranfield Glass 20,23 Feb 11.45 - 12.30pm VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 11.00 - 11.45am VIEW Saturday 239. Feb 11.00 - 11.30am VIEW Saturday VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 12.00 Collated results from Hall of Fame Championships (17) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Chevrolet, 85, Mid Canterbury Interclub 69 Keith Middleton Ian Lucas 70 Chris Collins Running. Under 8 yesterday (prefix denotes seeding). 4 3 3 Phil Lalor 71 Bob Collins Andy Gorman Bernard Allenton G 25 v Southern BR Jones Contracting Division 1 Men, semifinals 10. (8) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 85, Running. Walsh Eric Meaclem Mike Gray 10, Rakaia beat Mayfield 4-Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) bt 2-John Isner (USA) 11. (18) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 85, 2 1 3 14/3 Twos, C j Middleton (Hole in One) Tony Worsfold Running. Hampstead W J Kellett Builder 30 v Celtic 10, Alex Smith beat James Wright 3/1, Bill Brownlie 5-7 6-2 6-4. Graham Gunn Piers Rolton (2), Keith Middleton Methven 55 v Southern Agspread 100, beat Rob Stocker 3/1, SmithHOME beat Harley Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Michael Russell (USA) 12. (12) Simon Pagenaud, 85, OPEN HOME OPEN HOME OPEN HOME OPEN 2 2 Dallara-Honda, 2 Grant Nearest the Pins #4 Arabica C J Middleton (aced) Running. Tinwald H&L Jones Excavation 55 v Collegiate Davies 3/1, Andrew Crozier beat Robert Mensen 6-2 6-2. #6 Terrace Downs Chris Collins 3/0 Final 13. (19) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 84, Ash Paint & Decorators 20, #13 Ski Time Piers Rolton # 17 Hunters Wines Running. Allenton M v Bye Ashburton beat Methven 12/3 Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt 4-Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) K J McCloy The Blue & Brown Pubs 2nd shot # Josh O’Malley beat Elliot McNutt 3/0, Sam 5-7 7-5 6-3. Under 7 14. (9) Simona de Silvestro, Dallara-Chevrolet, Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 WEB ID AU29237 Telephone 03 307Shearer 9176 ID 14 Tony Worsfold WEB ID AU27552A 217 West Street ASHBURTON WEB AU28999 WEB beat Dave McPhail 3/0, Corey Hastie Hampstead Netherby 4 Square 40 CRT Southern 84, Running. Top Notch 4 Square Supermarket best nett EASTSIDE WESTSIDE WESTSIDE TINWALD beat Carl McHugh 3/0, Hayden Campbell beat 15. (21) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevrolet, 65,   DEADLINE SALE 4/03 Restaurant DEADLINE SALE 5/3 ACTION DEADLINE THIS BEATS BUILDING MAJESTIC VILLA TOWNHOUSE Les Linton 66 Aqua Japanese 81 Bridge Street 20 Pages2nd Road84, Running. Windsor 36A Johnstone Street Nick Marshall 3/1 RakaiaREQUIRED Synlait Farms 70 v11 Methven B 85,StreetSALE nett Ian Lucas 69WEB by IDlotAU29058 Golf Club Best in gross Temuka beat Be it first home or rental this is a Nestled this lovely treed and Dallara-Honda, opportunity to get into theHinds 14/4 A townhouse with just a b WEB ID AU29231 84, WEB ID AU29219 Methven W 55 v Coleman Fantastic Ag Southern 45, 16. very (16) tidy Tristan Vautier, TINWALD EASTSIDE Dayle Lucas 77 winner! Great three bedroom home shrubbed garden is this very WESTSIDE sunny property market70, with your home or Shayne Jones 3/1, Regan a good indoor outdoor flo Gregfirst Rodden beat Tinwald RD1 50 v Celtic Summerfield Builders Running. 37 Thomson Street 18 Woodham Drive 6/42 Aitken Street Highlight Of The Round: A brilliant holebedroom in one home with cosy Ecan approved log burner. three with a The generous rental property. Twolikelarge , double bedrooms, open pl Joyce beat Andrew Peck 3/0, Brent Phillips This magnificent villa will impress with time is right Dallara-Chevrolet, to purchase this two tovfind are easy 75, care units this, bedrooms Tinwald Skip-2-It FlooringHard 85 Allenton 17. (24) Carlos Munoz, 84, finishing and modernisation townhouse with good sized close to town withareas, single garage. byquality C J (Ducky) Middleton on the 180 meter parlounge 3, Running. Separate kitchen, living room and open plan area. Two bedroom generous two living heatTwo pump, log fire, area, attached garage with Collegiate Countdown Foodmarkets 65sized Methven throughout. Recently refurbished to the living area and nice modern kitchen. bedrooms, good living areas.beat Chris Bell 3/2, Hayden Cleland beat Chris 4thhighest hole,standard his first shot of theofday. laundry. Garage and various sheds. Well bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. Full updated bathroom, cosy hobbies access. Attractively presen is to the benefit the Congratulations The home has insulation in the ceiling Rateable Value $140,000. Very tidy. Davison 3/1 room R 85, 18. (5) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 83, Contact. newall owners years to come. and walls, double glazing and single fenced for children and pets. A happy bathroom and master all with fantastic Allenton location. from the for members. 19. (4)bedroom Ryangarage. Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Chevrolet, Beautifully landscaped grounds with Front townhouse on a secure Deadline Sale closing Thursday 28th Pleasant Point beat Collegiate 13/6 Under 6 Mid Canterburycurrently Hockeytenanted. July 19 - 23 tenant presently in place. to view. and fully landscaped section. With so much to offer,Richard this is aBeck 'must established gardens. Pairs Stableford. downstairs. Be sure February 2013. Next Saturday, beat Phillip Hurley 3/1, Bob Goslin 83, Contact. Celtic Summerfield Builders 55 Collegiate Regent VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 10.00 - 10.45am VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 10.00 - 10.45am VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 10.00 - 10.30am see' home. Friday 19 July VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 12.15 - 1.00pm VIEW Sunday 24 Feb 1.30 - 2.30pm beat Ken Thomson 3/0, Steve Hands beat Hamish 20. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 83, Cinema 50, 2 2 Scottish Open scores3 2nd Grade Girls,1st Grade Women No Hockey Munro 3/2, Lindsay Christie beat Perry Hunt 3/2 Contact. Collegiate McDonalds 35 v Methven B 35, 3 3 2 1 1 1 School Holidays Final round scores from European Tour event, 21. (11) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Chevrolet, Hampstead Metalcorp 40 Southern H Mackenzie Division 2 Saturday 20 July OPEN HOME OPEN (par-72). HOME OPENContracting HOME 2 1 1 the Scottish Open at Inverness yesterday 81, Running. 217 West Street ASHBURTON Telephone 03 1 307 9176 50, 2 1 Collegiate beat Pleasant Point 10/7 Kiwi Sticks (4th Grade) Mini Sticks (5th Grade) 22. (22) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevrolet, 77, Methven W 30 v Allenton M 35, 271: Phil Mickelson (USA) 66 70 66 69 (won Braden Kenny beat Tim Allen 3/0, Hayden OFFERS OVER $279,000 SELF SUFFICIENT $595,000 ITS ON OFFERS $268,000 FRESH NEW DECOR THE LIST OPENDEADLINE HOME SALE 5/3 ACTION REQUIRED OPEN HOME Rakaia Synlait Farms B 20 v CelticOVER Champion 2 1 Hill 3/2, Eli Cummings Fun Sticks (6th Grade) Senior Men NSenior on first playoff hole), Branden Grace (RSA) 71 Contact. Cartwright beat Bryan DEADLINE1 SALE Women: No Hockey School Holidays WEB ID AU28267 WEB ID AL28409 62, WEB ID AU29076 23. (20) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, Murphy Racing 35, 65EASTSIDE 66 69 beat Bruce Leslie 3/0, Jeff Marshall beat Richard OPEN HOME WEB ID AU29231 WEB ID AU29219 ASHBURTON TINWALD Contact. Sunday 21 July Rakaia Synlait Farms 50 v Allenton G 50, WESTSIDE EASTSIDE 125 William Street 5 Keenans Road 34 Catherine Street 273: Joachim Hansen (DEN) 68 65 69 71, Henrik Hanson 3/1 WEB ID AU28705 18 Woodham Drive 6/42 Aitken Street This freshly redecorated three66 bedroom in popular location. Vendor First time offered sale. Nicely set for 24. (6) Tony1 hectare Kanaan, Dallara-Chevrolet, 35, TINWALD 1st Grade Men 4.00 PM: Wakanui v Collegians Tinwald Ian Howden Spraying v for Southern $349,000 Stenson (SWE) 70 64 73 Ashburton beat Temuka 10/7 home is close in on the eastside of fattens cattle and has good orchard and the sun. Kitchen dining living area with The time is right to92 purchase this Street two Hard to find are easy care units like this, McMurdo Progressive Livestock, separate (large) lounge, two heat Brad Going beat Phillip Brosnahan 3/0, Garry (Umpires: Peter Edwards & Tinwald 1GM); Tinwald Ashburton, handy to the(SCO) post office, gardens and is self sufficient. Unique bedroom townhouse with good sized close to town with single garage. Two 274: Martin Laird 68 69 69 68, Gareth Contact. Relax and enjoy sunshine and privacy at VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 11.15 Countdown, park and central four bedroom home set in attractive pumps and HRV system help make this living area and nice modern kitchen. bedrooms, good sized living areas. "your new This well 12.00pm Maybin (NIR) 69bedrooms 70 64 are 71, John Parry (ENG) beat Garry Mayne 3/2, Colin Dunstan beat v Methven (Umpires: Wakanui 1GM & Collegians Ashburton. All three grounds. A big plus is the outbuildings a warm home in winter and cool inPrentice the July 14 The home has insulation in thetownhouse". ceiling Rateable Value $140,000. Very tidy. presented two bedroom (possibly three), including large lock up workshop and summer. Large double garage withMike Taylor 3/1, Noel Hickey beat Peter Blain 3/0 1GM); BYE: Ashburton College and walls, double glazing and single 64spacious 72 66and 72sunny and have large built 2 two bathroom townhouse is landscaped Colts – (Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury Competition) in wardrobes. two bay pole shed. Opportunity for auto door and ample outbuildings. garage. Front townhouse on a for secure Deadline Sale closing Thursday 28th and waiting you NOW! Internal access Monday 22 July 275: Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 70 68 68 69, good living and lifestyle. VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 10.15 - 11.00am VIEW Bros Saturday 23 Feb 10.4517, - 11.15amRakaia beat Hinds 14/5 and fully landscaped section. February 2013. Waihora 18 v Southern Ross Transport double garage, loads of storage, HRV, Mid Canterbury VIEW SaturdayRugby 23 Feb 10.30 - 11.15am 3rd Grade Boys 2nd Grade Boys No Hockey VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 10.00 - 10.45am VIEW Saturday Raphael Jacquelin (FRA) 68 70 Paul Taylor beat Mark Frear 3/0, Zak Bell beat smart kitchen with very generous open 2 23 Feb 10.00 - 10.30am 3 65 72 3 Under 18 (Ellesmere, Mid Canterbury Competplan living, and a well2fenced outdoor July 10 277: Marcel Siem (GER) 671 69 72 69, Peter 2 David Hyde 3/1, Chris Ford beat Ross Jones 3/2, School Holidays area. 1 ition) Tuesday 23 July Senior B – 2Nd Round Centennial Mug Uihlein (USA) 67 66 70 74 Nigel Ludermann beat Phil Breeding 3/2 1 1 2 Celtic Harnett Contracting 10 v Prebbleton 37, OPEN HOME OPEN HOME OPEN HOME 269 69 2 3rd Grade Girls No Hockey School Holidays Allenton 3 v Southern Tinwald Tavern 35 278: Simon Dyson (ENG) 70 70, Brooks No results from Methven V MacKenzie OPEN HOME Methven/Rakaia v Darfield, 1 1 Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar 0 v Collegiate Eclipse (USA) 70 68 68 72, Eddie Pepperell Division 3 $498,000 POTENTIAL PLUS Koepka OFFERS OVER $299,000 DEADLINE SALE 13/3 $539,000 EASY LIVING TRULY QUAINT BRAND NEW (ENG) 69 69 68 72, Hennie Otto (RSA) 70 70 66 Services 35, $595,000 ITS ON THE LIST WEB IDOFFERS Ashburton beat Mayfiield 14/7 AU27284A OVER $268,000 WEB ID AU29095 WEB ID AU29247 WEB ID AU27246A Methven v MtWESTSIDE Somers - deferred 72,WESTSIDE Chris Doak (SCO) 66 66 73 73 EASTSIDE EASTSIDE Mike Redwood beat Nathan Christian 3/0, Nick WEB ID AL28409 WEB ID AU29076 5 Goldrich Drive 74 Harrison Street 123 Cameron Street 14 Magnolia Place Tinwald Liquorland 20 v Hampstead Coulter 279: Seve Benson (ENG) 69 69 71 70, Victor ASHBURTON TINWALD NRL results standings Round 18 Swift beat Naish Massey 3/0, Alister White beat Mid Canterbury Rugby Construction has been completed on Recently upgraded kitchen and A lovely character home situated in the All brand new and in the new 5 Keenans Road 34 Catherine Street Seeds 14, Dubuisson (FRA) 68 66 74 71, David Lynn (ENG) July 20 this beautifully finished home featuring bathroom are the beginnings of a heart of town. This stunning home Braebrook subdivision, come and have Brendan Steer 3/0, Chris Nicolson beat Braden CRONULLA 19 (J Bukuya M Gordon 1 hectare in popular location. Vendor time offered for sale. Nicely set for four bedrooms with ensuiteFirst off the The major expense character with beautiful timber a lookSatFeki this 4 bedroom home Bye: Rakaia oozes Murray Hood Baling 69remodelled 70 68 home. 72, Ricardo Gonzalez (ARG) 70 68 Senior Luisetti Seeds Watters Cup fattens cattle and has good orchard and theOpen sun. Kitchen dining living area with de la Rue 3/0 master and walkin wardrobe. items have been completed and now joinery, polished rimu floors and led including ensuite and walk-in wardrobe tries T Carney 3 goals T Carney field goal) bt gardens and is self sufficient. Unique separate (large) lounge, two heat 68there 73,is Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 70 67 68 74, Darryl Phillips Celtic v Claas Harvest Centre July 13 plan living/dining/kitchen. Separate an opportunity to make your light windows. A sunny quarter acre in master bedroom. Open plan Geraldine beat Methven 11/9 four bedroom home set in attractive BRISBANE 18 (J Hoffmankitchen/dining/living J Kahu C Oates lounge. Fully insulated and pumps double and HRV system help make this personal mark. (ENG) This is a superbly section providing for a private plus tries another Simon Khan 65 69 70 75, Lorenzo Gagli Southern, Celtic 1, 2.45pm, K Opele, A McGirr, Senior Luisetti Seeds Watters Cupretreat. grounds. A big plus is the outbuildings a warm home in winter and cool in the glazed. located family home. Enjoy the benefits of central living. separate lounge. Computer nook. Grant Rogers beat Dave Reeve 3/1, Henry Bolt Stadium. Referee: including large lock up workshop and (ITA) 67 70 7511.00 - 11.30am Travis Durham Cup - Devon Hampstead S Prince 3 goals) at Suncorp VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 11.00 summer. - 11.45am Large double garage with VIEW67 Saturday 23 Feb VIEW Saturday 23 Feb Tavern 11.45 - 12.30pm VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 12.00 - 12.45pm beat Donna Lowe 3/2, Chris Gibbs beat Murray A Chapman two bay pole shed. Opportunity for auto door and ample outbuildings. Matt Cecchin, Luke Phillips. Crowd: 25,677. 280: Joakim Lagergren (SWE)371 67 72 70, Paul 5 v Darryl Phillips Celtic 19, PWL Methven v Devon Tavern Hampstead, Meth 4 23 Feb 10.45 - 11.15am 3 4 good living and lifestyle. VIEW Saturday McFarlane 3/2, Andy Furzeland beat Kerri Doy 3/1 PENRITH 17 (D Simmons 2 K Kingston VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 10.30 - 11.15am McGinley (IRL) 67 72 70 71, David Horsey (ENG) 1, 2.45pm K Pottinger, G Shaw, M O’Callaghan Max Gilbert Trophy - REL Rakaia 18 v 3PWL 2 1 2 3 Temuka A beat Rakaia A 13/7 tries L Walsh 2 goals L Walsh field goal) bt 69 67 71 73, Morten Madsen (DEN) 70 67 70 73, Methven 17, REL Rakaia bye Matt OPEN HOME OPEN HOME OPEN HOME OPENPARRAMATTA HOME 1 2 2 2 Speedy beat Simon Connolly 3/2, Grant 10 (L Kelly B Wiliame tries J Alvaro Quiros (ESP) 68 71 682 73, Ross Fisher Bye: Claas Harvest Centre Southern Senior B – 2nd Round Centennial Mug Phillips beat Paul Lancaster 3/0, Nigel Cleverly Mullaney goal) at Parramatta Stadium. Referee: OPEN HOME 2 (ENG) 68 65 73 74, Paul Casey 70 67 68 75 Celtic Kelly’s Cafe & Bar vs. Southern Tinwald Senior B – 2Nd Round Centennial Mug $245,000 POPULAR SPOT DEADLINE SALE 7/3(ENG) $250,000 $225,000 beat Ben Mcnally 3/2, Colin Pinn beat Mike A GREAT STARTER A RARE FIND TOWNHOUSE PLUS Jared Maxwell, Henry Perenara. Crowd: 9,327. 281: Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 68 70 71 72, Tavern, Celtic 1, 1pm, A McGirr Collegiate Eclipse Services 15 v Allenton 12, Jackson 3/2 WEB ID AU29237 WEB ID AU27552A WEB ID AU28999 WEB ID AU28695 BULLDOGS 39 (S Perrett 3 M Brown 2 B Barba DEADLINE SALE 13/3 BRAND NEW $539,000 Shane Lowry (IRL) 66 73 70 72, Richard Bland Methven Senior B v Hampstead Senior B, Meth Hampstead Coulter EASTSIDE WESTSIDE WESTSIDESeeds 7 Celtic Kelly’s Cafe Pleasant Point beat Temuka B 14/1 T Lafai T Williams tries TTINWALD Hodkinson 3 goals T 81 Bridge Street 20 Pages 11 Windsor Street 36A Johnstone Street WEB ID AU29247 WEB ID AU27246A (ENG) 71Road 69 69 72, Soren Kjeldsen (DEN) 69 & Bar 27, Paul Brown beat Gareth Williams 3/0, Kevin 1, 1pm, G Shaw Be it first home or rental this is a Nestled in this lovely very tidy treed and Fantastic opportunity to get into the A townhouse with0just aANZ bit extra giving WESTSIDE EASTSIDE Hodkinson field goal) bt MELBOURNE at 69shrubbed 70 73,garden Richard Sterne *Mt Somers Senior B vs. Rakaia Murray Hood Mt Somers 5property v Southern Tinwald Tavern winner! Great three bedroom is this very sunny (RSA) 67 69 71 74, market with your first home or38, good indoor outdoor flow. Two Hall beat Gary Aitken 3/0, Dougal McCullough 123 Cameron Street 14 home Magnolia Place Stadium. Referee: Gerardadouble Sutton, Alan open Shortall. with cosy Ecan approved log three bedroom rental property. Two large bedrooms , bedrooms, plan living Mikko Ilonen home (FIN)with66a generous 71 70 74, Chris Paisley A lovely character home situated in the Allburner. brand new and in the new Baling, Mt Som 1, 2.30pm, T Pearce Rakaia Murray Hood Baling 27 v Methven 27, beat Fiona Smith 3/1, Greg Allen beat Corinne Separate kitchen, living room and open plan lounge area. Two generous two living areas, heat pump, log fire, area, attached garage with internal Crowd: 16,406. heart of town. This stunning home Braebrook subdivision, come and have (ENG) 70 and 65 bathroom 71 75 upstairs. Full laundry. Garage and variousa sheds. bedrooms bathroom, cosy hobbies room access. Attractively presented and Wilkison 3/0 Tinwald Liquorland vs. Allenton Senior B, Tin 1, Bye: Tinwaldupdated Liquorland oozes character with beautiful timber look atWell this 4 bedroom home Bye - South Sydney, Sydney Newfenced for children and pets. A happyensuite and walk-in wardrobe bathroom andWarren master bedroom all with fantastic Allenton location. currentlyRoosters, tenanted. joinery, polished rimu floors and led including 282: Marc (SCO) 71 68 72 71, Matteo 2.30pm, D McKibbin Under 16 (Ellesmere, Mid Canterbury Comtenant presently in place. downstairs. Be sure to view. With so much to offer, this is a 'must Celtic beat McKenzie 14/0 light windows. A sunny quarter acre in master bedroom. Open plan castle, Gold Coast, Canberra, Warriors, Wests see' home. Delpodio (ITA) 67 73 69 73, Garth Mulroy (RSA) 69 VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 12.15 kitchen/dining/living - 1.00pm VIEW Sunday 24 Feb 1.30 - 2.30pm Bye: Collegiate Senior B section providing for a private retreat. plus another petition) James McCloy beat Craig Gallagher 3/0, Ed Tigers, St George Illawarra Enjoy the benefits of central living. separate lounge. Computer nook. 67 71 75, Kiradech Aphibarnrat 3(THA) 66 73 68 75 3 2 2 Colts – (Ellesmere/Mid Canterbury Competition) No Rugby Harrison beat Anj de Beer 3/0, Petr Holub beat VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 11.45 - 12.30pm VIEW Saturday 23 Feb 12.00 - 12.45pm Standings P W D L B PF PA PD Pts 283: David Howell (ENG) 682 71 73 71, Jorge Waihora v Kirwee, Tai Tapu 1, 1pm, M Hanson 1 1 Clarke 3/0, Lawrence McCormick beat Under 14.5 (Jock Ross Centurion Shield)1 1 South Sydney 16 14 0 2 2 424 230 194 32 Rosie 3 4 Campillo (ESP) 72 67 72 72, Chris Lloyd (ENG) Rolleston v Prebbleton, Roll 1, 1pm, R Mortimer Lance Tiffen 3/0 Allenton G 43 v Allenton M 28, OPEN HOME OPEN HOME 1 2 1 1 2 Syd. Roosters 16 12 0 4 2 378 197 181 28 3 2 68 69 72 74, Greig Hutcheon (SCO) 69 71 69 74, Southern Ross Bros Transport v Banks Collegiate A beat Hinds 13/6 Celtic Lysaght Glass 35 v Methven 24, 3 Melbourne 17 11 1 5 1 355 267 88 25 Damien McGrane (IRL) 67 69 72 75, Robert-Jan OPEN HOME 2 2 Scott Evans beat Steve Read 3/1, Logan Ford Peninsula, Hin 1, 2pm, G Clement Under 13 (Murray Roulston Centurion Shield) 4 Cronulla 16 9 0 7 2 288 289 -1 22 Derksen (NED) 67 69 72 75, Francesco Molinari Springston v West Melton, Spring 1, 1pm, J Celtic W 33 v Celtic Argyle Welsh Finnigan 15, 5 *Manly 15 8 1 6 2 313 206 107 21 beat Sam Kingston 3/0, Mitchell Stoddart beat Pat (ITA) 69 66 72 76 $250,000 TOWNHOUSE PLUS $225,000 Sullivan 3/2, Garry Brown beat Corey Smith 3/2 McAlister Hampstead D Jackson Painting 72 v Methven 6 Newcastle 16 8 0 8 2 352 275 77 20 284: Sam Little (ENG) 68 71 74 71, Johan Edfors WEB ID AU28999 WEB ID AU28695 Under 18 (Combined North Canterbury, EllesCollegiate B beat Collegiate C 12/8 7 Penrith 16 8 0 8 2 353 288 65 20 WESTSIDE TINWALD (SWE) 69 71 73 71, Paul Lawrie (SCO) 69 71 73 B 27, Jonathan Turner beat Todd Cameron 3/2, Rob mere, Mid Canterbury Competition) Methven W 12 v Southern Cant Feed Assessment 11 Windsor Street 36A Johnstone Street 8 Bulldogs 17 9 0 8 1 341 331 10 20 71, Gregory Bourdy (FRA) 68 70 74 72, Matthew Fantastic opportunity to get into the A townhouse with just a bit extra giving Methven/Rakaia v MDI, Meth 2, 1.15pm M 9 Gold Coast 16 8 0 8 2 330 335 -5 20 Coyle beat Devin Young 3/0, John Hetrick beat Baldwin (ENG) 69 71 71 73, James Morrison 57, property market with your first home or a good indoor outdoor flow. Two Southern Hinds Cartage v Tinwald MSA, 10 Canberra 16 8 0 8 2 300 358 -58 20 Paul Cartney 3/2, Mitchell McLauchlan beat Josh O’Callaghan Waihora/Springston v Celtic, Spring rental property. Two large bedrooms , double bedrooms, open plan living (ENG) 66 68 75 75, David Drysdale (SCO) 70 69 two living areas, heat pump, log fire, area, attached garage with internal 2, 2.45pm, R Kandula Prebbleton v Darfield, Preb Allenton v Bye 11 Warriors 16 7 0 9 2 307 388 -81 18 Tonks 3/2 updated bathroom, cosy hobbies room access. Attractively presented and 70 75, Keith Horne (RSA) 67 73 67 77 2, 1pm, C Parker all with fantastic Allenton location. currently tenanted. 12 Wests Tigers 16 6 0 10 2 238 409 -171 16 Under 11 1/2 (John Smitheram Shield) Division 4 285: Richard Green (AUS) 70 69 74 72, Darren With so much to offer, this is a 'must Under 16 (Combined North Canterbury, Elles13 *N Queensland 16 6 0 10 1 282 307 -25 14 Allenton 15 v Hampstead 48, Methven beat Pleasant Point B 12/9 see' home. Fichardt (RSA) 70 70 73 72, Scott Henry (SCO) 14 Brisbane 17 6 0 11 1 304 342 -38 14 Celtic Blacklows 17 v Southern All Farm Mark Alred beat Janneen Christie 3/2, Nick mere, Mid Canterbury Competition) 69 69 73 74, Chris Wood (ENG) 68 70 71 76, 2 2 Saturday 20 July 15 St G Illawarra 16 5 0 11 2 218 333 -115 14 Kermode beat Brenda Hall 3/2, Lisa Munro beat Matteo Manassero (ITA) 69 70 70 76, Jaco Van Engineering 29, 1 1 Waihora v West Melton, Tai Tapu 2, 1pm, M 16 Parramatta 16 3 0 13 2 234 462 -228 10 Tim Pike 3/1, Rob Wightman beat Julie Allan 3/2 Rakaia Synlait Farms 19 v Methven 37, Zyl (RSA) 68 69 71 77, Niclas Fasth (SWE) 70 66 Quinlivan 1 1 *(denotes teams yet to play) Tinwald Smitheram/Frew 53 v Collegiate Geraldine beat Collegiate 14/1 71 78, Alejandro Canizares (ESP) 70 69 68 78, Springston v Allenton/Celtic, Spring 2, 1pm, Drummond & Etheridge 17, Michael Wethey beat Sam Hall 3/0, Pete Top try scorers: Matthew Southgate (ENG) 69 64 71 81 McKnight beat Shaneel Singh 3/0, James R Kandula Under 10 James McManus (Knights) 16 Malvern Combined v Tinwald, Kirwee, 1pm, A McDonald beat Deb mcClintock 3/0, Sally Clarke Hampstead Lifestyle Motorhomes 60 v Southern David Simmons (Panthers) 15 Brosnahan beat Whitney Smith 3/1 HCT 25, Josh Hoffman (Broncos) 14 Prebbleton/Rolleston v Methven/Rakaia, Roll 2, MotoGP World Championship Pleasant Point beat Rakaia 13/4 Methven B v Southern Cowcare Hooftrimming Greg Inglis (Souths) 12 2.30pm, P Turnbull Phil Rushton beat Tim Croskery 3/2, Jason Rakaia Synlait Farms 50 v Methven W 55, Jorge Taufua (Sea Eagles) 12 Results from the MotoGP World Championship No JAB Rugby Played Due To School Holidays Clements beat Christina Lima 3/1, Richard Geary Tinwald B Whittaker Contracting 50 v Celtic 15, Nathan Merritt (Souths) 12 yesterday:



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Emily wears the scars of battle “We were pretty well prepared for the physicality and were probably just as physical as them.” On the eve of the tournament a vomiting bug swept through the team and the coaches, but they were fighting fit by the time they took the court and opened pool play with a 52-46 win over Northern Territory. They were then outclassed

By Jonathan Leask Emily Hickman is battered and bruised but ready for a second week of big-time basketball. Hickman returned from New Zealand under 16 duties in Australia with a black eye, a wobbly tooth, split lip and a bite mark for a day’s much needed rest before boarding a plane back to Auckland for another week of basketball. “I was making a rebound and a fist found my eye so have a bruised eye,” Hickman said. “Someone head-butted me in the arm to get me away from here and then her teeth just sunk in. “It’s not the first time it’s happened, but this was the first time it’s left a mark. “Then in the last game in the first 30 seconds I was on the court I was defending a girl, she swung around and her elbow smashed into my mouth. “My front tooth’s looking not too flash and I have a split lip, but it make me look tough.” The battle scars show the level of physicality that they had to contend with, but it was something Hickman and her team had been prepared for. “It was what we’re thinking it would be.

A fist found my eye so I have a bruised eye

by Victoria Metro, the eventual winners, 50-83. “The first two weren’t good games personally for me. “I didn’t think I played that well but in the third game I got a bit of court time, and the next three games I played good games.” They beat Western Australia Country 69-59, but New South Wales Country proved too strong with an 80-40 win with Hickman having almost 20 minutes on court. South Australia Metro were

also too good with a 86-39 scoreline, but New Zealand completed pool play with a 59-56 win over Queensland North, with Hickman making four free throws and four points from the field. “That was my favourite game. “I got a few points and just felt like the best game I had played in a long time.” In their opening cross-over match they were beaten 66-32 by Victoria and then lost 68-71 to Western Australia Metro to finish eighth out of the 12 teams. The final had Victoria Metro claim a 14th straight title, beating South Australia Metro 83-73. Hickman flew back into Auckland at 5pm on Sunday, and was back in the South Island just after midnight for a day in Ashburton, only to turn around on Tuesday and fly back to Auckland to play for the Canterbury Country side in the New Zealand under 17 national championships. “Our New Zealand the team all said goodbye at the airport but we’ll actually see each other a few days later. “We play North Harbour first and there’s a few girls in that team which should be interesting.” The under 17 nationals start Emily Hickman showing the scars of battle from her time with the New Zealand under 16s at the Australian State Championships. at 9am tomorrow.

New system boon for industry By Sue Newman The new harness racing handicapping system that will make more horses more competitive, is a win for the industry Ashburton trainer Ben Waldron says. A formal drop back system for out of form horses and tougher conditions around age group concessions for the country’s top two and three year olds, will create more even racing fields across the board, he said. The new system has been introduced after on-going dissatisfaction with the current system that often forced owners to sell horses overseas that were good performers, but which had reached their winning ceiling in New Zealand because of the current handicapping system. Ben Waldron: “This will be great for trainers and owners who don’t have Once the changes are in place, photo kirsty clay 241212-kg-006 such deep pockets.”

Waldron said good, second tier horses would remain competitive. “This will be great for the trainers and owners who don’t have such deep pockets. “It will be great for horses that run out of form, they’ll be able to drop back a class if they’re not performing well over a period. “And it won’t mean they have to sell horses, usually to Australia.” The drop-back system will apply for horses aged four and older that have not won in 10 starts. They will be able to drop back one grade to a level where they will be more competitive. “And that will be good for those horses. They’ll gain confidence again. “These horses are still good horses and from the industry’s point of view, they’re horses that people are

happy to bet on but for one reason or another they’ve run out of form and can’t find their way back in the grade they’re in.” Changes to age group concessions will see top two- and three-year-olds move through the handicapping grades more quickly, creating better winning opportunities for the next tier. Ultimately it would pit top horses against top horses and good horses against good horses, Waldron said. For two and three year olds, the first winning stake for that season will be penalty bearing, moving the horse up one assessment. The next winning stake and every second win there after will be penalty free from an assessment point of view but that stake will be added to the horse’s statistics. Any win by a two- or three-year-

old in a race of $15,000 or more will be penalty bearing. This will stop top young horses using the penalty free system to log wins by competing in low-grade races. The new handicapping system would see more, good horses stay in New Zealand and that had to be good for the industry across the board, Mr Waldron said. “This is good news. “It’s essential for the basic survival of the industry. “We have to make sure we’re not selling our best stock because our breeding numbers are dropping. “We have to start looking after the horses we have.” The drop back system will apply from October 29 and the new handicapping system for two and three year olds from August 1.

• Bowlers in top form The Ashburton Indoor Bowls Association Representative claimed the Triangular Trophy against North Otago and Timaru for a fourth straight year in Oamaru on Saturday. After playing each team twice Ashburton was on top with 40 game points and 305 score points with North Otago second on 32 and 308 and third was Timaru with 24 and 262. The best results for Ashburton were Ken Mackenzie’s team and Alex Crawford’s team with four wins each. This weekend the Ashburton Paterson teams travel to Collingwood to play against Canterbury, Golden Bay/ Motueka, Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast. There are two teams of four that play fours, pairs and singles, with the winning district going onto play for the Welch Trophy in September in Christchurch. The Ashburton teams are: A team Grant Wilson, Ken Mackenzie, Matt Bassett and Russell Ellis, with the B team Michael Lawson, Alex Crawford, Mark Sheard, and Christine Talbot.

• Barrett gets two weeks

Fresh approach reaps rewards for NZ rowers

Blues lock Kane Barrett has been handed a two-week ban after pleading guilty to two instances of stamping during his side’s loss to the Chiefs on Saturday night. Barrett was sent off by referee Chris Pollock in the 22nd minute of the 26-16 defeat at Eden Park after making contact with Craig Clarke’s head, while he was also cited by the Sanzar judiciary for a separate incident two minutes earlier. The judicial officer found the first incident to be the more serious of the pair, writing that the red card offence was an ineffectual movement which “carried little or no danger”. With the Blues having missed the playoffs, Barrett will miss no competitive rugby before his ban ends on August 1 and he will be free to captain Taranaki in the ITM Cup, starting August 15. - APNZ

By Andrew Alderson Olympic champion Hamish Bond has credited the training competition between the men’s pair and men’s double as a core reason why both New Zealand rowing crews remain unbeaten this season. At the final World Cup over the weekend the pair of Bond and Eric Murray equalled the world record of 15 consecutive international regatta wins held by Belarussian single sculler Ekaterina Karsten. It’s a figure they could own alone if they triumph at the world championships in South Korea next month. The men’s double of Robbie Manson and Michael Arms originally created selection debate, given they replaced Olympic gold medallists Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan. Such discussions diminished as their record flourished. Of their three World Cup wins, yesterday’s effort on the Rotsee was the most emphatic, against all the world’s premier crews. Bond credits the new coaching regimen with maintaining the success of both boats. He says he and Murray needed freshening after a punishing road to Olympic gold under coach Dick Tonks. The pair have also formed a solid gauge for the double to match themselves. “It forms a healthy rivalry,” Bond says. “They’re not after our seats and we’re not after theirs. We’re just there to work off each other because having someone next to you in training means you push harder. “It’s mutually beneficial.” Bond says their new coach Noel Donaldson and men’s sculling head coach Calvin Ferguson have collaborated well. “Since arriving from Australia, Noel’s made a real effort to work

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• Hockey to netball . . .

Hamish Bond in action at the London Olympics last year. in with the other coaches. “He knows we like to train with other crews so we go out of our way to work in with other people’s programmes. “Ferg has done likewise.” Bond paid tribute to Tonks’ relentless nature to get the best out of the pair but says they needed a change and Donaldson has provided it. “Both are successful [Donaldson coached Australia’s Oarsome Foursome to consecutive Olympic titles and Tonks’ efforts as the architect of the New Zealand programme are well-documented] but they have different mentalities on the coach’s role. “We were largely self-sufficient in certain areas under Dick where we would just go out and do the required mileage. “Under Noel we’ve been prepared to give some of those roles back

which has been refreshing more than anything. “The training we did with Dick has made us the athletes we are today; there’s no two ways about that. “But we were ready for a fresh approach. “It would have been hard to carry on in that fashion for another four years. “Noel’s arrival has effectively drawn a line under that. “The experience under Dick made our training easier. “We know the sorts of times needed to sustain our success. “We’re not doing anything drastically different; just a few less rowing kilometres which we’re picking up in other areas. “There’s more cycling and work on the rowing machines - its just variations really.”  - HOS

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Scott Dixon passes Princes’ Gate on his way to victory during the IndyCar auto race in Toronto yesterday.

Dixon picks up a treble By Jenna Fryer Scott Dixon went into Pocono Raceway a week ago ranked seventh in the IndyCar standings and approaching the one-year mark on his last victory. The New Zealander ended a slump with a win at Pocono, then pulled

off a weekend sweep yesterday of the doubleheader event at Toronto. Three wins in seven days gave Dixon the most wins for an active driver in IndyCar, but more importantly thrust him into the heart of the championship race. With six races remaining, he’s vaulted over the last week five spots in the standings to second and

trails championship leader Helio Castroneves by 29 points. “We’re here for the points. It’s been a hell of a swing over a seven-day period,” Dixon said. “It’s nice to put a little pressure on Helio, and hopefully we can keep that going.” Dixon’s sweep at Toronto also earned him a $100,000 bonus from IndyCar sponsor Sonax. - AP

Former New Zealand hockey boss Hilary Poole has been appointed Netball New Zealand chief executive. Poole replaces the long-serving Raelene Castle, who has taken up the chief executive position at the Canterbury Bulldogs NRL club in Sydney. Netball NZ board acting chairman John Bongard said Poole’s combination of commercial background and sport governance experience meant she was best person for the job. “We are absolutely delighted with the appointment of Hilary to lead Netball New Zealand into the next growth phase,” he said. Poole, the chief executive of Hockey New Zealand and the Hockey Foundation since 2009, has previously held senior roles at the Bank of New Zealand, and GE Capital. - APNZ

• Two wins for Docherty Bevan Docherty has enjoyed his second straight win, claiming the Ironman 70.3 Vineman in northern California yesterday. The Ironman New Zealand champion set a new course record at the event in Sonoma County as he prepares for September’s Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas. Kiwi Docherty disposed of a classy field that included compatriot Terenzo Bozzone, and leading Australians Joe Gambles, Tim Reed and Luke Bell.- APNZ


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Friday, but teamed up with Carr to tutor local Mid Canterbury talent in two four-hour sessions on Sunday and yesterday at the Ashburton Hockey Turf. The two Canterbury team-mates took the juniors through their paces in skills and drills sessions before finishing off with some games, to put the skills into practice.

By Jonathan Leask Former Black Stick Stacey Carr was joined by a Junior Black Stick, Rachel McCann, for a coaching clinic over two days at the Ashburton Hockey turf this week. McCann is bound for the Junior World Championships in Germany with the Junior Black Sticks on

McCann will put her own skills to the test at the junior worlds, and then team up with Carr in the Canterbury Cats looking to defend their National Hockey League (NHL) title. Carr retired from international hockey after 127 caps in 2011, but was convinced to come out of representative retirement to captain the Canterbury Cats last

year, leading the side to their first NHL title in a decade, earning the women’s MVP for her efforts. And Carr will be back at the helm again this year. “I am pretty keen to play again after having so much fun last year,” Carr said. Last year’s success has drawn her back into the Canterbury fold, which is dominated by a wealth

of junior talent coming through. “I wouldn’t say we had an inexperienced team, it was just a young team. “Since last year a few of the girls have played for the Black Sticks or for the development side, so there is a lot more experience this year. “I guess we will be going in as competition favourites after winning last year, but the likes of

Auckland will still be really strong.” The NHL begins with a double header weekend on August 10 and 11 before the remaining rounds are played at North Harbour Hockey Stadium. The Ashburton Turf will see another of Carr’s Canterbury teammates and current Black Stick Bridget Blackwood host a coaching clinic next Monday (July 22).

Alker takes the honours in Utah tournament Kiwi golfer Steven Alker has registered his first tournament win since 2009 after defeating Australian Ashley Hall in a playoff to claim the Utah Championship on the Tour yesterday. Alker and Hall both had to replay the par-three 18th at the Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy, Utah Steven Alker: Won Utah in a playoff after finishing the tournament at

22 under. Hall put his tee shot in the water and could only bogey the hole, giving Alker two putts to claim the win. The victory, good for US$112,500 (NZD$144,375), was Alker’s first since he won the New Zealand PGA Championship at Clearwater four years ago and has resurrected his campaign on the Tour. Coming into this week’s tournament, Alker was 149th on the money list having banked only

$US12,183 (NZD$15,635) from seven starts in 2013. The win moved the Hamilton pro to 20th on the order of merit. He would earn direct entry to next year’s PGA Tour if he can finish the year inside the top 25. The 41-year-old made a fast start to his fourth round as he birdied the opening hole before making an eagle on the third to be three under par and in a share of the lead after three holes. He added another birdie on

the fifth hole which saw him claim the outright lead from American Chad Collins who bogeyed the par three in a two-shot swing. Alker made four straight pars to complete the front nine and made the turn in four under on a tournament total of 21 under. On the back nine he made a string of pars before a birdie at the par four 14th brought him back to a share of the lead with four holes to play.

Alker continued his run of pars down the stretch and had a long birdie putt to claim the title on the 18th but couldn’t find the bottom of the cup, which sent Alker and Hall to a playoff. Manawatu pro Tim Wilkinson continued his solid showing on tour this year as he carded a final round six under 65 to move to 18 under for the tournament, which was good enough for a share of 12th place. - APNZ

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FRIDAY: Fine spells. Freshening northerlies.



Canterbury Plains

TODAY: Fine and frosty with variable high cloud. Northerlies.

THURSDAY: Mainly fine. Southerly breezes developing.



Ashburton Forecast TOMORROW: Fine with morning frosts. Northwesterlies.

High pollution days in Ashburton so far this year

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NZ Situation

A ridge remains slow moving over northern New Zealand through to Friday. Meanwhile, westerlies with weak embedded fronts, cover central and southern areas. The flow should turn northwesterly on Friday.

Fine with morning frosts. High cloud developing in the afternoon. Northerly breezes developing.

Fine and frosty with variable high cloud. Wind at 1000m: NW developing, rising to 50 km/h, gusting gale 65 km/h in exposed places, during the evening. Wind at 2000m: W rising to gale 65 km/h.


FZL: Rising to 2400m

Rain developing about the divide, falling Fine with morning frosts. Northwest breezes. as snow above 1900 metres. Fine elsewhere with some high cloud. Wind at 1000m: NW, gusting 45 km/h in exposed places. THURSDAY Wind at 2000m: Strong W 45 km/h. Fine at first, but becoming cloudy in the THURSDAY afternoon and a few coastal showers Rain about the divide, falling as snow above developing. Southerly breezes developing. 1500m. Fine at first in the east, but becoming cloudy in the afternoon. Gusty NW at low levels, strong W about the tops. FRIDAY Cloudy periods with some coastal drizzle, then becoming fine. Freshening northerlies.


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A few showers, clearing later and becoming fine. Winds turning northwest and strengthening.


Becoming fine with strengthening northwesterlies.

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Showers near the divide, fine in the east. Northwesterlies rising to gale in exposed places.

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Rise 8:02 am Set 5:17 pm Fair

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Rise 8:01 am Set 5:18 pm Fair

Fair fishing Set 2:40 am Rise 12:50 pm

Full moon 23 Jul

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