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Ashburton Guardian



Hepatitis A epidemic far from over By Sue NewmaN

Ashburton’s hepatitis A epidemic is far from over and vaccination of all children under five may be considered by health authorities. Three weeks had elapsed since the last confirmed case but another three cases have been identified, bringing the total number of people affected by the virus to 22. And that’s worrying Canterbury medical officer of health Alistair Humphrey. “We’d gone three weeks without a new case and that was good news, but the incubation period for this is seven weeks and an outbreak isn’t considered over until two incubation periods had passed,” he said. Making it through one incubation period without a new case occurring would be a significant milestone in controlling the epidemic, he said. Many of the 22 cases were young children and Mr Humphrey said children from three pre-schools had now been vaccinated. Vaccinating all under fives would cost about $200,000 but if that was what was required to stop the outbreak, Mr Humphrey said he would ensure this happened. “We haven’t reached this point yet but we have the assurance from the DHB that they’d fund this if we needed to do it. This isn’t the biggest outbreak in New Zealand but it’s a lot of cases for Ashburton.”

Across the district there are about 2000 children aged under five, he said. Hepatitis A is most commonly spread by young children and the greatest barrier is to ensure children washed their hands thoroughly after using the toilet. A child may not show the symptoms of Hepatitis A but could infect others. Adults who contracted the virus could become very sick and for people over 50 the potential of dying was about 2 per cent. Several people have been hospitalised in Ashburton during the outbreak and those affected have ranged from 14 months to 53. Mr Humphrey applauded the food businesses that had had their staff vaccinated. “The Ashburton Trust and Subway have done this and others have been asked to consider it. Hopefully they’ll get around to it. “Any food business, from the smallest café to the largest business would end up closing down if they were found to be the centre of an outbreak. No one would come near them.” Ashburton’s original case occurred in a family that had returned from overseas and that reinforced the importance of people who travelled they were vaccinated against hepatitis A and other viruses, Mr Humphrey said. “We’re trying to raise awareness of people who are going overseas to take all the necessary precautions so they don’t bring problems back with them.”

An elderly Ashburton woman is fighting for her life in Christchurch Hospital while her male passenger (pictured) is in a stable condition, after the ute they were in collided with Photo JosePh Johnson 160813-JJ_011 a tree next to State Highway 1 near Ashburton yesterday.

Elderly pair involved in car crash By myleS Hume

to a halt when the southbound ute the woman was driving with a male passenger collided with a tree. Senior Sergeant Grant Russell, of Ashburton, said it was believed a medical incident initiated the crash, which resulted in the elderly pair being airlifted to Christchurch Hospital via the Westpac Rescue Helicopter about 1pm. A Canterbury District Health Board spokesperson yesterday said the elderly woman was in

the hospital’s intensive care unit in a critical condition, while the male, who received moderate injuries, was stable. An elderly Ashburton woman is Tyre marks from the crash fighting for her life after veering show the ute veered off State off State Highway 1 and smashHighway 1 and jumped a traffic ing into a tree near Ashburton island at the Works Road interyesterday. section, scraping past the conRed paint grazed along the crete column. edge of the concrete AshburThe ute then careered through ton Business Estate column near tree branches on the grass verge, Works Road marked the beginluckily missing at least two large ning of a car smash that carried trunks before hitting a smaller on through 100 metres of roadtree more than 100m from the side tree branches before coming intersection. Two fire appliances, three police cars and a St John ambulance rushed to the scene about 11.30am, where they found the occupants still inside the severely damaged ute. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called in soon after and landed on State Highway 1, its paramedics stabilising the woman before flying the couple to Christchurch. Earlier in the day, two people were also taken to hospital after two cars collided at the interRed paint can be seen on the concrete Ashburton Busi- section of Telegraph Road and ness Estate column near Works Road after the ute scraped State Highway 1 about 9.30. 160813-JJ_012 past, carrying on through the tree line.

News 4

Ashburton Guardian

Saturday, August 17, 2013

In brief


Damage in Seddon

Quake ‘nerve-wracking’

Seddon residents forced out of their homes due to quake damage supported each other through a rocky night at a welfare centre. About 20 people had last night registered to stay at the centre, set up at the local school by the Red Cross and Civil Defence. Others who had found temporary accommodation congregated with friends and family in the school hall, making the most of the hot drinks, blankets and warm meals being handed out. Chef Angela Andrell, 37, whose Blind River Loop Rd home was close to the epicentre of the magnitude 6.6 quake said her home had been ‘turned upside down’ by the quake. - APNZ

BY SUSAN SANDYS Methven’s Toni Wilson, studying at Wellington’s Victoria University, said yesterday’s 6.6 magnitude earthquake in the capital felt almost as strong as the 2010 Canterbury earthquake. The first-year student was in a history lecture at the university when the earthquake struck at 2.31pm. “There was nothing to hide under, it was kind of nerve wracking,” she said. Students crouched on the floor of the lecture theatre as it became evident the earthquake was getting worse, but the theatre’s chairs and tables were automatically folding so they offered no protection. She said the first sign of the earthquake had been an overhead screen at the front of the theatre swaying. Then the rolling motion got stronger and someone shouted “oh god, it’s happening”. “We all laughed at that, as soon as we laughed it just went for it and didn’t stop going,” she said. Students hit the floor and stayed there for about 10 seconds as the earthquake rolled on. It was hard to concentrate in the lecture after that and some

Lift to be demolished

This house in Seddon was badly damaged by yesterday’s quakes. students went home. “I stayed, I would rather be around lots of people,” Miss Wilson said. She said she had remained on edge throughout the rest of the afternoon as aftershocks struck, and she viewed pictures on Facebook of cracks in buildings and shattered windows at the uni. “I’m looking forward to the holidays next week when I get to go home,” she said. The earthquake had been the second strongest she had experienced after the September

4, 2010, 7.1 magnitude quake which woke up Methven and caused extensive damage. Fellow first-year student Alasdair Tarry at the university said yesterday’s earthquake felt “a lot more severe” than the last large event which had struck Wellington last month. “This time it definitely went on for a lot longer,” he said. He was studying in his college hall when it struck. “I got straight under the desk, I’m a bit of a wimp for earthquakes.” “I can see State Highway One


from my window, and it’s just chaos,” he said, describing vehicles clogging the highway to exit the city after the 6.6 magnitude event and a 5.7 magnitude shake at 3.52pm. University buildings would most likely be closed as they were checked over the weekend. This would stop students being able to access computers to complete assignments. He had an assignment due on Monday, but could see “an extension coming on” as it would be difficult to finish in the circumstances.

Buildings swaying in Wellington The severe earthquake which rocked the upper South Island and lower North Island this afternoon sent workers in Wellington running into the streets as the ground shook and buildings swayed from side to side.

GNS has confirmed the earthquake at 2.31pm was a magnitude 6.6 and was just 8km deep, 3km shallower than the magnitude 6.5 quake which hit the Cook Strait last month. Yesterday’s quake was cen-


tred just off Seddon at the top of the South Island, causing significant damage to houses and infrastructure in the region. In Wellington, hundreds of commuters were left stranded,

with the rail network crippled and 11 commuter trains stuck between platforms for up to an hour. The mass exodus from the city also caused traffic chaos in the suburbs as drivers tried to avoid the motorway. - APNZ

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A nine-storey lift shaft attached to the James Smith’s parking building is to be demolished urgently, due to the danger of it toppling after yesterday’s large quake. Lukes Lane, between Taranaki Street and Manners Street, had been closed to the public following an inspection of the structure, Wellington City Council said. Wellington City Civil Defence Controller Stavros Michael said council inspectors and the police would use ‘dangerous building’ provisions of the Building Act to require the evacuation of buildings immediately surrounding the lift shaft. - APNZ

Schoolchildren safe Seddon School acting principal Nick Raynor said all the school’s children were safe, uninjured and accounted for. “We had just started assembly. We had all the kids in the hall - we’ve got very few tables to get underneath but they were brilliant, they did everything they were supposed to.” He said they evacuated the children safely after the first quake. “As soon as the worst one subsided ... we just ushered them out calmly and went to the meeting point.” Mr Raynor said he was waiting for earthquake assessors to check over the school. “There’s certainly some superficial damage and things have shaken off everywhere, heat pumps hanging off the walls.” Ward resident Denis Burkhart was cowering in the doorway of his petrol station as he spoke on the phone, while the area continued to be rocked by aftershocks. “There’s a lot more damage than the last one a little while ago. It was pretty big. You can hear it coming, it’s like a train coming down the tracks.” - APNZ

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News Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ashburton Guardian 5

Council leadership countdown begins By Sue NewmaN

And the nominees are: Mayoralty (1 vacancy)

Ashburton District Council, urban ward (seven vacancies)

Wilson, Stuart

Ashburton District Council, western ward – elected unopposed

Nordqvist, Martin

Totty, Alan

Methven Community Board (five vacancies) McLaughlin, Dan

McMillan, Liz

Lischner, Jim

McNab, Terry

Smith, Vicki

Ashburton Trust (six vacancies)

Sampson, Richard

Paterson, Roger

Robertson, Chris

Lilley, Alister

Urquhart, Alisdair

Neumann, Alan

Thomas, Alden

Moore, Maree

Davidson, Bernard

Sparks, Jac

McLeod, Don

Robertson, nominated by Gary Fail and Bruce Day, current board member Alan Neumann, nominated by Ray McLaren and Darryl Phillips and Richard (Spike) Sampson, nominated by Wayne Watson and Graeme Moore. The trust now has nine candi-

Cutforth, Ken

McAlpine, Sonia

Reveley, Peter

Favel, Donna

McKay, Angus

Brown, Neil

Gilpin, Hamish

Quinton, Sam

Ellis, Russell

McLeod, Don

Bell, Thelma

Ellis, Russell

Ashburton District Council, eastern ward – elected unopposed

Nelson, Darryl

Beavan, Rod

The focus of interest in this year’s local body elections will be firmly on urban Ashburton. For many voters the elections will be a non-event with many able only to vote on one issue, the mayoralty. Three candidates are chasing the district’s top job and this is the only issue where voters district wide can have their say. The urban ward of the Ashburton District Council and the Ashburton Trust are the other two issues where elections are required. Candidates in these, however, can only be chosen by people living with in either the urban ward or within the trust’s geographical boundaries. Out of the six issues at stake, just three received more nominations than were needed, guaranteeing an election, while one, the Methven Community Board, failed to attract sufficient numbers to fill all board seats. The two rural wards for the Ashburton District Council attracted just the bare minimum number of nominations, with the five sitting members returned unopposed. With just hours to go until nominations closed there was a late surge of interest with 10 nominations coming in at the 11th hour. The number of candidates seeking seats around the Ashburton District Council table, representing the urban ward now number 13 (for seven seats). The latest nominations are two former district councillors - Rod Beavan, nominated by Michael Hanrahan and Janice Andrew, and Peter Reveley nominated by Simon Page and Margaret Chapman. An election will now be required for the six Ashburton Trust seats, with the nomination of current chair Alister Lilley, nominated by Alistair Wing and Graeme Church, solicitor Chris

Watson, Fay

dates. The Methven Community Board will be running one short around its board table this year. Until late yesterday no nominations had been received but last night current member Hamish Gilpin was nominated by Brent McDonald and David Nesbit and new candidate So-

nia McAlpine was nominated by Philip Wareing and Maree Glanville. With just minutes remaining until nominations closed a further two candidates came forward for the board. Current chair Liz McMillan was nominated by Heather

MacKenzie and Janine Holland and current board member Dan McLaughlin was nominated by James Urquhart and Peter Wood. Voting papers will be sent out to registered electors from September 20 and voting closes at noon on October 12.

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News 6

Ashburton Guardian

Saturday, August 17, 2013

In brief Cannabis arrests Two Ashburton males were arrested on Thursday for possession of cannabis. They will appear in Ashburton District Court at the next sitting date.

Theft in Rakaia Police are seeking information into an attempted diesel theft in Rakaia on Wednesday. They will continue their inquiries into the incident.

Benefit fraud remand A Buller woman has admitted receiving over $63,000 in benefit payments she was not entitled to. Anne-Marie Louise Quinn, 45, of Inangahua Junction, pleaded guilty in Westport District court yesterday to two charges of taking, obtaining, or using a document for pecuniary advantage. She received total overpayments of $63,046.44, which she had made arrangements to repay. - WPN

Doctor denies charges A young woman’s mental health issues led to her lying about a sexual relationship with her doctor, a tribunal was told yesterday. Closing arguments were heard in the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal hearing of a doctor accused of having a sexual relationship with a patient, and paying her about $40,000 to encourage her to mislead authorities about their relationship. The doctor denies the charges, but accepts he breached professional boundaries by entering into a friendship with her after their doctor-patient relationship had ended. The tribunal reserved its decision. - APNZ

Celebrating all things Maori Three Ashburton schools showcased their appreciation for everything Maori through kapahaka, waiata and poi performances in Timaru yesterday. Hampstead (pictured), Netherby and Ashburton Borough schools travelled south to compete in the annual Flavour Festival, where they put their cultural performances to the test against hundreds of other youngsters from across Mid-South Canterbury. “It’s also a great chance for children to perform on a big stage in front of a whole lot of strangers with performances they have been practising,” Netherby School principal Andrew Leverton said. PHOTO 160813-MH-002

Dolphins prefer cleaner water A cleaner Whangarei Harbour may be why a pod of dolphins has been using it as their playground. Marine mammal expert In-

grid Visser has praised Whangarei District Council for its new wastewater treatment process which has eliminated the largest pathogen source entering the harbour. “Finally the dolphins that are frequenting our harbour

are not being harmed by our pollution,” she said. At Wednesday’s WDC infrastructure and services committee, councillor Sue Glen said six large dolphins were spotted in the harbour last week. Ms Vis-

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ser said the dolphins were likely to be bottlenose dolphins. She said while she has many years of records of dolphins and whales entering the harbour, it is now a healthier environment for them. - NAD

A former accountant jailed for stealing more than $4.2 million from one family has had his appeal against his sentence dismissed by the Court of Appeal. Gary Soffe, 54, was sentenced at Hamilton District Court in 2011 to five years and one month in prison, with a minimum period of imprisonment of two years and six and a half months, on one charge of false accounting and nine of theft by a person in a special relationship. Soffe’s lawyer, Richard Barnsdale, initially appealed against both the conviction and sentence to the Court of Appeal at Auckland, but later dropped the appeal against conviction due to “a series of apparently fatal obstacles”, said the Court of Appeal decision.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Cycleways bid may become a reality BY SUE NEWMAN


A group of students who took their concerns to the Ashburton District Council might have scored an overnight success.

At a recent council initiated youth forum, students from Netherby School put the case for increasing the number of cycle ways around Ashburton. In particular they wanted the western cycle lane to be extend-

ed to take in Harrison Street. At the council’s operations committee meeting on Thursday, councillor Robin Kilworth took the students’ request to her peers and suggested the council should look at including the

cycleway extension in its road marking budget. “This seems to be a reasonable request,” she said. The council has approved the final year of its roadmarking contract with Spraymarks that

will see a full remark of streets undertaken between January and June. Council contracts manager Brian Fauth said that the cycleway work could become part of the remarking work.


Competition winners get their prizes After 16 rounds of rugby and several play-off matches, Darryl Burrows, of Allen’s Ashburton, and David Rush, of Vision Insurance, could not be separated in the Ashburton Guardian Super 15 business tipping competition. Both Ashburton rugby experts were awarded shared custody of the annual trophy during a presentation by Guardian sales and marketing manager Desme Daniels at Braided Rivers last night. The two business men were locked together after the semifinals, and astonishingly managed to pick identical scores for the final, so ended up sharing the spoils.

Both winners will have the trophy on their mantelpiece for six months each while Mr Rush generously offered the grand prize, of two tickets for next month’s Bledisloe Cup match to Mr Burrows. Mr Rush had already sourced tickets for the match in Dunedin which avoided a potentially heart-breaking tie-breaker. John Drayton was also on hand to collect his tickets for the Bledisloe test for winning the Guardian online readers tipping competition. Mr Drayton narrowly pipped an Australian entrant for top prize which also avoided a rather tricky trans-Tasman standoff.

Above: The two winners in the Ashburton Guardian Super 15 business tipping competition Darryl Burrows (left), of Allen’s Ashburton, and David Rush, of Vision Insurance with their spoils. Left: Guardian sales and marketing manager Desme Daniels (left) and Guardian general manager and financial controller Nikki Cameron congratulate John Drayton on winning the Guardian online readers’ tipping competition.


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News 10 Ashburton Guardian

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Domain access changes ‘a concern’ BY SUE NEWMAN


The Ashburton Domain could become a victim of progress when traffic improvement work is carried out on Walnut Avenue. When a roundabout or traffic lights are installed at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and State Highway One, access points into the domain will change and that is worrying the

domain’s manager David Askin. The Ashburton District Council open spaces manager is questioning the range of access options the New Zealand Transport Agency has come up with and said all would be intrusive and would impact on the integrity of the domain. “It concerns me that a lot of these entrance way options are short term at best. There hasn’t

been any research done about which direction people come from to enter and exit the domain. “This information is important to have before we decide on the entrance,” he said. His preferred option is for the main domain access to be from Grigg and Elizabeth Streets. Work is underway on a management plan for the domain

and this will flow on into a development plan for its future. Mr Askin believes that management plan should determine where the main entrance should be. “The gardens are there for passive use, to be walked through, not for parking. I’d like to think a bit more thought goes into where we put the entrance to our domain. The options NZTA have given would ruin

the domain. They would mean taking out trees and they would go right through our yard.” Mr Askin asked councillors to consider having on site surveys carried out to find out where domain users came from and what their main use was of the area. “We need data not just for this but for the development plan for what we do with the domain in the future.”

Two keen skiers living the dream on Mt Hutt skifield BY SUSAN SANDYS


Mount Hutt College students who like hanging out on Mt Hutt can become sponsored to do just that, under a new Parklife Riders programme. The school and the skifield have joined to launch the programme, and have chosen the first two students for this winter. Seventeen-year-olds Kenji Boekholt and Jack Balloch are enjoying spending their weekends doing what they love to do best – skiing in the case of Kenji and snowboarding for Jack. They get a free season’s pass, free hot chocolates, free entry into the Mt Hutt Academy training programme and clothing and equipment sponsorship. It is any young powderhound’s dream, and it is a project Mt Hutt expects will be popular with some of its more enthusiastic skiers and riders. “We see them up here all the time, a lot of children from Mount Hutt College are up here all the time every weekend,” general manager James Urquhart said. Each May the skfield will consider written applications, and two will be chosen by college PE teacher Glen Currie and Mt Hutt head of terrain Matt

Turner. Mr Urquhart said those eligible have to not only be enthusiastic free skiers/snowboarders and terrain park fans, but also be good role models. “They don’t necessarily have to be the best skier in the terrain park,” Mr Urquhart said. Those chosen for the programme did not necessarily need to have a skifield-related career goal, and Mt Hutt would want to see them go on to pursue whatever education they wanted to. “A lot of staff who work for us on the mountain have all got degrees so we would rather encourage that first,” he said. Kenji and Jack are regulars in the ski area’s terrain park.

Jack’s favourite trick is a big slow front three, while Kenji’s is a back swap to 270 out. Jack’s motto is “just do it”, while Kenji’s advice to younger riders is “do what you love, don’t let anybody stop you”. Right: Parklife Rider Kenji Boekholt of Methven gets air in Mt Hutt’s terrain park. Below: Mt Hutt’s new Parklife Riders are Kenji Boekholt (second from right) and Jack Balloch (third from right). They are pictured with (from left) Mt Hutt Ski Area academy instructor Greg Young, terrain park head of department Matt Turner and ski area manager James McKenzie.

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imes were ing patients’ who came tough during in to be served, then World War there were others who Two, but so were those were badly injured seconded to work on who lay in beds. We the railways. had to take the food Florence Childs out to the orderlies for started work in the them – but we didn’t refreshment rooms in go into those carriages, 1943, in the midst of we weren’t allowed in World War Two – at there. a time when people “On Sundays, Tueswere directed to work days and Fridays we in essential industries stayed on for the end to maintain the war shift, we met the night effort. express and the early Seventeen-year-old morning train at 4am. Florence Childs Florence was sent to The average number the railway station, of passengers was at after she developed a wool allergy at least 500. “And every day we scrubbed the Tekau factory. the floor on our hands and knees, and “Because it was an essential industry polished the brass surrounds on the I was transferred to another essential coil mats. industry – I was put to work in the “We worked six and a half days a refreshment rooms. week – it was a very different life. “We worked long hours and broken “Each day you signed your time shifts, there were at least two trains book, and depending on what shift north and two south every day, with you were on you earned £5-7 for the seven or eight hundred passengers on fortnight. each – the trains stopped for eight to But for all the long hours and hard 10 minutes. work, Florence recalls good times too. “We started at 7am making sand“We made some great friendships – wiches, we had a break from 11am and we had come through the depression were back at 2pm – except for those years and we had learned to work hard. who stayed to serve the railcar. “I remember the big snow of 1943, “Then there were the troop trains you couldn’t see the edge of the platwith soldiers going back from final form – we had to melt snow to make leave, and the wounded trains with tea.” soldiers coming through – there was Florence worked at the station for 18 usually one or two carriages of ‘walkmonths, leaving when the war ended.


he station was half wanting to be fed. the hub of the It cost four pence each town when the for tea, coffee, a sandMaynes family arrived wich and cake and tupin Ashburton. Few pence each for a sugar people had cars and bun.” with rationing of petrol During holidays they during the war, trains had to serve two trains, where preferred for long one at 10am and another distances. at 10.30am. When sisters ColThe girls would scrub leen and Maureen’s floors singing the latest mother was resting up pop songs, wash mounin Christchurch after tains of dishes and make giving birth to brother enough sandwiches Brian the girls took up to feed an army, at 15 lodgings with Mrs Hanyears old it was just fun Maureen Batchelor rahan across the road for good money. In the from the station. holidays they worked They started the school year and their full-time and earned around 15 pounds father began his new position as train a fortnight. examiner. The platform became the In her teens Maureen had a boygirls playground, riding the cumberfriend in the luggage department who some luggage trolleys and racing each wouldn’t put a free sticker on her case other on the overhead bridges, playing which was worth a bob. chicken with the smoke stacks as trains He was soon told to get lost if he pulled into the station under the overdidn’t. “I saw it as a perk of the job, just head bridges, using the engine turntable like every railway man in Ashburton as a merry-go-round until they were who had a large pink wooden railways caught and told off, lying against the wheelbarrow.” fence by the railroad track to see if it Colleen went on to permanent staff was true that the train sucked you under when she left school and later worked in – they only did that once! the bookstall until it closed in the 50s. While at high school, the two girls “We were lucky to have privilege worked in the refreshment rooms. tickets which allowed us to travel free, “The first time the passengers raced so Colleen and I went on what we through the doors was pretty scary for called our OE in 1951 when we toured us. the North Island, in those days people “In those days you could have a total didn’t travel much further than 50 miles of 900 passengers on board, more than so it was quite an adventure.”

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The fifties



For decades the Ashburton railway station was a hive of activity, and behind the scene scores of employees kept the trains rolling through. Six people who worked at the station share their memories with chief reporter MICHELLE NELSON.

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he railway offered a secure future – a job for life with prospects and perks. However, during the prohibition years, alcohol was forbidden – and acquiring a tipple required planning. Eric Jamieson’s first job was at the Ashburton railway station, when Archie Ritchie was the station master. He was just 16 years old when he started work Eric Jamieson in 1947, as a clerk in the goods shed. “It was a busy place, with passenger trains going both ways, north and south – at least three each way a day and more in the holidays, and freight trains mixed up in that too. There were also branch lines to Mt Somers and Methven.” Eric’s job was to collect the invoices, compile a list and telephone the people who were receiving the goods, and organise transport for firms who didn’t have their own carriers. He was then moved into the parcels office, where his boss was Dan Dooling. These were prohibition years, when the supply of booze went underground. “Every Saturday night there was a dance in the Radiant Hall, run by the Scottish Society. Some places, like Rakaia and Methven, had hotels. Some guys, who shall remain nameless, turned up with our booze supplies. “So the question was where to have a drink before the dance? “We ended up in the parcels office.” Mr Ritchie, lived on the other side of West Street, where the new museum complex is now under construction. “He saw the lights on and sprung us – that was the end of drinking in the parcel office.”

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rwin Hands coined the nickname Ike when he started work at the Ashburton Railway Station in 1947 – and it’s stuck with him ever since. At 17, Ike’s first job was as a roustabout on the platform. Like many others there was a family connection: “I had two sisters working in refreshment. “I remember the stationmaster telling Ike Hands me – ‘you can break whatever you like but if you steal anything – even a ha’penny – you will be down the road before you know what’s hit you’.” On one occasion, “a heap of beer crates” arrived with no invoice. “After a while the boys started taking a bottle here and there.” When the rightful owner finally turned up to collect the consignment, a “quick whip around of the hat” was necessary to replace the pilfered booze. During his early years on the job, Ike also worked as a cup boy, travelling on the train to Timaru and collected the railway-issue crockery and repeating the process on the journey back to Ashburton. As his career progressed Ike became the guard on the Mt Somers line, looking after passengers and managing the work sheets. He was also responsible for shunting between stations. Those who worked at the railway station enjoyed an active social club. “Beer used to come in five and 10 gallon kegs back then. We had many good times.” Ike worked for railways for 27 years, including a stint in Christchurch.

ew Zealand was enjoying a boom time, the economy was strong and businesses were growing. Ken Wills was an afterschool “cup boy” for the “girls in the refreshment room”, gathering up the cups after the passengers’ eight-minute refreshment stops. “Sometimes we ran short of cups and I would get on the train going up to Rakaia and pick up the cups, then catch the railcar back to Ashburton.” That was in 1958. “We used to have a slow train from Ashburton to Christchurch, it left at 8.15am and stopped everywhere – it got to Christchurch at 11.30am, and was back in Ashburton at 4.30pm – I remember it used to bring cabbages and caulis – it was known as the cabbage train.” “The last day the cabbage train ran we put detonators on the line – they went off like bombs when the train came through – bang, bang, bang!” In the years of compulsory military conscription, Ken saw a lot of troop trains pass through the station. “Instead of asking the girls for a bread roll, some of them

Ken Wills asked for a bed roll.” He left his after-school job to “join up” for military training. Another sign of the times were the carriages transporting “borstal boys” off to youth prisons. “We used to take (refreshment) trolleys out to them, and every cup and saucer had to be counted, in case they used broken crockery to get up to no good. For an afterschool job railways paid well, Ken said, £1820 a week, which was “good money for a kid”. “When they put the buffet car on they killed stations like Ashburton.”

The sixties


s the memories of depression and war faded, a new culture emerged – the swinging 60s brought new freedom, new music and the railway offered its young employees opportunity to explore the world outside Ashburton. When Judith Murchie started working in the reception area in 1963, she carried on a family tradition – both her parents worked at the railway station; her future husband Hughie worked there part-time, as did his father, and grandfather before him. “A lot of people were employed at the station and by railways,” Judith said. One of her key jobs was to take orders from all the nearby stations, to Rakaia in the north to Rangitata in the south, along with Methven and Mt Somers. The mail came by train in those days, and was delivered to the post office. However, a favourite memory of Judith’s is when she had to announce the arrival of the express train on Friday evenings; after calling its departure, and often hopping on board with her friends for a night in Christchurch “It left about 6.15pm – we would go out for the evening and catch the 11pm train back to Ashburton. It got in at 12am. We had so much fun. “The day the Wahine sunk

Judith Murchie also stands out – the stationmaster (John Ford) kept coming in and out asking if it (the interisland ferry) had gone over yet. Later in the day we learned his son was on the boat – he was travelling with a cricket team; he did survive. “We had so much fun – I remember we hid notes in the walls. I went to see the people demolishing the station and told them to keep an eye out for them.” For many years Judith has biked passed the derelict standing and recalled the days when it was the hub of the town. “It’s a shame they couldn’t save it, it was such an important part of our history,” she said.

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Updated Notice of Intended Marriage forms arrived at the Ashburton registry office early this week, but they’ve been kept locked away until today. The new forms give each person the option of being listed as a bride, bridegroom or partner, in preparation for the first same-sex marriages on Monday. With a minimum of three days required after the form is filed before a marriage licence can be issued, it will take extreme organisation for same-sex couples hoping to have the paperwork ready by Monday. However plenty seem ready to take the challenge on, with more than 500 of the new forms downloaded the first day they were available online this week.

Ashburton marriage celebrant Carol Gunn said that she hadn’t had any enquires from same-sex couples wanting to be married in Mid Canterbury. She said that while it was an important piece of legislation nationally, she didn’t expect it to affect many local couples. However, around the country the competition is fierce for same-sex couples hoping to be the first to tie the knot in New Zealand, with several couples already lined up to be married first thing on Monday morning. Some will not only get a chance at making the history books but be watched by the nation as they say ‘I do’, with marriages sponsored by Tourism NZ and several radio stations. Even Air New Zealand is sponsoring a unique cer-

emony, as an Auckland couple will marry while flying high on a flight between Queenstown and Auckland, with gay star of the US TV show Modern Family, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, among the guests. Of the 515 new marriage forms downloaded on Monday, 93 were downloaded by overseas applicants, the majority from Australia, while 62 forms for changing from a civil union to a marriage were downloaded on the same day. Our neighbours across the ditch aren’t the only ones interested in tying the knot in New Zealand, as the forms were also downloaded in Germany, Scotland, Texas, London and across Asia. The first of the new forms can be filed today at the public office at the AshThe new form on top of the old old one. burton District Council.

Community key to finding out state of roads BY SUE NEWMAN


When it came to finding out the real state of rural roads, the Ashburton District Council has discovered that the community is key in providing answers. Complaints about the state of unsealed rural roads have been constant and the council was struggling to keep up to date on the state of those roads. It decided to establish a reference group of users and rural residents to be its eyes and ears. And it’s paid off. At a meeting of the council’s operations committee this week, chairman John Leadley said the first meeting of the group had yielded a wealth of information. Because road conditions could

change quite rapidly, the reference group would be invaluable in keeping council up to speed with maintenance needs, he said. “It’s highlighted the changes in rural industry that has significant impact on roading and traffic counts in rural areas. The information we’ve gained will result in better use of our contractors and our money.” Councillor Stuart Wilson surveyed roads in the south western quadrant and said the area had 41 per cent of the district’s unsealed roads. While the first reference group was a pilot, councillor Neil Brown said it’s early success indicated the project should be expanded to include other rural areas as quickly as possible.

In brief Name released Police have released the name of a motorcyclist killed in a collision with a car on State Highway 6 at Motupiko near Nelson on Wednesday. He was Kelly Brian Williams, 55 years, of Christchurch. The death has been referred to the coroner. -APNZ

Woman rescued An elderly woman was rescued from her vehicle by firefighters after driving off the road into Wellington harbour yesterday morning. The 91-year-old drove into the water in Sorrento Bay just after 11am, police said. Wellington police shift inspector Bruce Mackay said it was unclear what had caused her to leave the road, but there was no barrier at that point between road and water. The woman was trapped in her vehicle for about 20 minutes. - APNZ

Three-horse race Wanganui’s mayoralty will be a three-horse race with incumbent Annette Main facing challengers from former mayor Michael Laws and long-serving district councillor Ray Stevens. While Ms Main signalled her intent before nominations opened, both Mr Stevens and Mr Laws held back their announcements until just before nominations closed at midday yesterday. -APNZ

Petition ignored A petition to prevent a Tauranga pensioner from feeding seagulls will not stop him from feeding them daily. George Shaw handfeeds up to 50 gulls a day from the first-floor balcony of his 14th Ave home. His neighbours said they were fed up with their washing and homes being splattered with bird poop. They appealed to the Tauranga City Council to get the Mr Shaw to stop but the council has no bylaw preventing people from feeding seagulls. -APNZ

Clan lab busted An alleged clandestine drug lab in a picturesque region at the top of the South Island has been raided by police. No one was home when police smashed what they believe was a laboratory used for the manufacture of illegal drugs at a property in the Pelorus area yesterday. -APNZ

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Fatal crash takes toll on police officer BY HEATHER MCCRACKEN

The police officer who jumped into Tauranga Harbour to save the life of a crash victim said the ordeal had taken its toll physically and emotionally. Constable Deane O’Connor was first on the scene after a van plunged off the Maungatapu Bridge into the harbour on Monday evening, and jumped in

to save one of the victims. Another man, Gregory Mark Woledge, 24, was trapped underwater and died. Mr O’Connor said as he arrived at the scene people told him someone was in the water, going under and screaming for help. He immediately took his police safety vest off. “I hadn’t even made a decision at that point;


Students float fitness track idea BY SUE NEWMAN


Ask Thornton Birchler and Cory Paul what they think Ashburton needs and they’ll tell you a running track in the domain could be a big community asset. The two Wakanui School students outlined their ideas for improving life in Ashburton at a recent Ashburton District Council youth forum and said that upgrading the Ashburton Domain fitness track would be an easy and cost effective way of providing an exercise option for people. While they said a lot more could be done with the running track in the domain’s oval, that would come with a high cost, but the current fitness track could be improved and would then be better used, they said. Currently, the students said, the track was not well signposted, it was in poor condition and it wasn’t well used. “The existing trail is mainly a dirt track making it slippery and dangerous when wet. That could be fixed with a cheap surface such as bark and gravel,” Thornton said. Cory was concerned that the trail was poorly lit and said solar powered glow strips would make it much more user friendly in low light and in the evening. The students suggested that adding markers every few hundred metres on the 4.2 kilometre track would make it easier for people to work their way along the 20 stations on the track. They suggested that a map should be displayed at the start of the track to give users an idea of where they were going and what to expect.

Toxic levels The Southern District Health Board has accepted fault in its treatment of a Dunedin patient who likely died from having toxic levels of a drug used to treat schizophrenia. A coroner’s inquest into the death of Dunedin woman Marion Novak, 49, who died in August 2011, heard she most likely died as a result of having toxic levels of the drug clozapine in her system. In a post-mortem examination, a toxic level of the drug was found in her system. -APNZ

hadn’t thought about jumping in. For some reason I just took the vest off and threw it in the back of the car. “I went to the bridge, someone had a torch on him and I saw him go under the water and then come back up again. I just started stripping down. I could hear someone saying ‘someone has to do something’; and some people saying ‘you can’t go in,

you won’t make it’ and I kind of just ignored that. “It was a calculated risk - I assessed the situation pretty quickly. I’ve never felt fear like it. I was shaking and am not sure whether that was the cold or the anticipation of what I was about to do. “It was only when I climbed over the rail that I actually started thinking ‘what am I doing?’

and then I saw him go under again and for that split second everything went calm and I just jumped.” Mr O’Connor said his heart went out to the family of Greg Woledge, who died in the crash. “It was one of the difficult things while we were in the water because he [the passenger] knew his friend was gone,” Mr O’Connor said. -APNZ

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Family hanging on Coroner’s finding BY HAMISH MCNEILLY A coroner’s finding into the death of a former Dunedin woman - whose family believe was killed rather than she killed herself - is set to be revealed next week. Nadine Ana Haag, 33, was found dead in her Sydney apartment on December 3, 2009. Police later concluded Nadine

took her own life after a suicide note, pills and razor was found at the scene. Yesterday, a spokesman for the New South Wales coroner confirmed the finding would be released next Friday, following a five-day inquest in August 2012. Following that confirmation, Mss Haag’s Dunedin-based family issued a statement saying “This has been a long and har-

rowing process with the fourth anniversary of Nadine’s death in less than four months”. “While we are eager for the coroner’s finding to be released, we understand that his decision dictates the path of our family’s future.” The finding would determine if the case would be re-opened. “We do not believe that Nadine committed suicide, so are

hoping for a finding that would warrant further investigations.” Family members in Dunedin were hopeful of attending the release of the coroner’s finding. Last year’s inquest was the cumulation of the family’s own three-year investigation following Nadine’s death. Evidence gathered by her siblings, who moved to Australia in the 1990s, included the discov-

ery of a concealed message with the suicide note saying “He did it”. This was found sealed in a police evidence bag and not opened until Nadine’s sisters gave statements at the Castle Hill Police Station on December 24, 2009. That same message was also found etched into a tile of Nadine’s bathroom by the property’s new tenants. -APNZ


The levels of participation at a Scared Scriptless performance in Methven left the visiting Christchurch actors asking if everyone in the audience knew each other – and in the small town, it’s quite likely that everyone did. There was plenty of interaction and a lot of laughter as the town turned out for the Methven Toy Library fundraiser on Thursday evening. One of the highlights of the evening was a prolapsed cow uterus turned Shakespearian drama, which delighted the rural audience. President Jo Newport said that it was too early to say how much the evening raised, but with over 150 people attending and the Methven Resort hosting the evening for free, the figures were looking good. Funds raised from the night would go towards replacing some of the larger toys in the library, which is used by a network of more than 60 families around Methven to access toys that they often couldn’t otherwise afford.


Rita’s 102 and still keen to try new things BY MYLES HUME


Even at 102, Rita Turtill is not afraid to try something new Ashburton’s eldest resident

this week joined her daughter Judy Glen at Indian Minar where she was served up her first ever traditional Indian meal by business owner Imran

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Ms Glen said her mother has always been an adventurous woman, and was surprised she had never given Indian food a try.

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Cash flow still vital after retirement Will you have enough money to live comfortably by the time you retire? Alan Clarke, author of Retire Richer – A Practical Guide For Everyone Aged 25 to 85, tells us how much we may need.


hen planning for retirement people in Mid Canterbury first have to wonder whether they will still get superannuation at 65. It would be a fair bet that anyone 55 or over today will be unaffected - the Government has to give people fair warning of any changes. People aged 45 to 55 today will see the retirement age gradually increased to 66, and then 67 and so on. People under 45 are likely to hear about the age being increased to 70 and means testing being brought in. We all need cash flow during our working lives to feed ourselves, and we all know how this works - wages, salaries and so on. We all need cash flow after we retire to feed ourselves, too, but

we don’t know how this works until we retire. How much - single retiree? A single retired person wanting a comfortable living will need about $35,000 pa. Government super living alone rate is $19,000 pa, a shortfall of $16,000 pa. How much - retired couple? A couple wanting a comfortable living will need about $45,000 pa. Government super joint rate is $28,000 pa. A shortfall of $17,000 pa. Inflation is a big issue too “Inflation is when you pay $15 for the $10 haircut you used to get for $5 when you had hair.” Sam Ewing. Other costs In retirement, people also tend to spend on the following: ■ $40,000 to upgrade the car two to three times

■ $10,000 for a new roof ■ $3,000 per eye for cataracts ■ $18,000 to $25,000 for a new hip or knee ■ $10,000 or more for someone in your family in distress ■ $10,000 to $50,000 in loans to children that don’t come back ■ $20,000 to upgrade the kitchen ■ $10,000 for new carpet ■ $20,000 to alter house to allow for less mobility ■ $? to help educate grandchildren You won’t incur all of these, but you will incur some of them. Investments need to produce the extra income. A single retiree today needs about $400,000 to $500,000 to produce the extra $16,000 pa., plus pay some of the expenses as above. A retired couple today needs

about $450,000 to $550,000 to produce the extra $17,000 pa, plus pay some of the expenses as above. Assuming a 5 per cent net return, 3 per cent inflation, some of the extra expenses as above, and funds all used up after 30 years in retirement. To get a 5 per cent net return you will need to invest in a conservative to balanced portfolio of bonds, property and shares, well diversified, on and offshore. Can you get there? A couple age 50 have got the kids largely off their hands, the mortgage largely under control and have surplus income. They start saving $1000 a month invested in a balanced portfolio earning 6 per cent after tax and fees. By age 67, savings grow to $350,000. The couple are in KiwiSaver and make average contribu-

tions, the funds earn 6 per cent net return, and should grow to $150,000 to $200,000 in total, again by age 67. Total savings might be $475,000 to $500,000 – not quite enough to compensate for inflation from age 50 to 67 but well along the right track. But don’t panic if you fall short - there are ways to have a good retirement on less than the ideal amount, so remember any saving is good saving. Note this scenario stacks up only if they get full government superannuation at age 67. This article was supplied by Alan Clarke, author of Retire Richer - A Practical Guide For Everyone Aged 25 to 85. Clarke also blogs on www.investandretire. and is an authorised financial adviser whose disclosure statement is available on request and free of charge.

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Schools go under the microscope BY MYLES HUME


Education’s watchdogs have visited almost half of the Mid Canterbury schools during the past year. The Education Review Office (ERO) was in Ashburton last week, when two assessors visited Hampstead and Ashburton Borough schools for their regulation assessments. They are the latest Mid Canterbury schools to go under the microscope, with seven reports made public in the past year and three visits already this year. ERO is an independent government department “that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services”. Hampstead School principal Peter Melrose said it was “an intense time” when the assessors carried out their three-day visit, but it gave him the opportunity to showcase his school. “It’s a time for us to highlight initiatives we are doing at the school, for example some of the work we are doing in maths, and also show the inclusive nature of the school.” Schools had to have information on hand, and available time slots where assessors could sit in on classes to review the work they are carrying out. While ERO look at what the school does well, they also


Development surges ahead BY SUSAN SANDYS Peter Melrose provide an insight into areas where schools need to develop, with a real focus on the ability to self-review. Mr Melrose said it was vital schools were given honest advice and recommendations. “They come with fresh set of eyes and fresh knowledge which is very beneficial. They visit a number of schools and have a wealth of experience,” he said. Ashburton College is awaiting its latest report after assessors visited in April, with ERO already meeting with the Board of Trustees to discuss its findings. It is understood ERO will also be visiting Netherby School in week six of this term. ERO usually visit schools every three years, however if the school is not performing up to an acceptable standard it could visit on a yearly basis.

Development is progressing rapidly at Methven’s Camrose Estates subdivision, with construction of seven new homes to begin within the next few weeks. Titles have been issued for the 32-section stage two, taking the total number of sections with titles in the 164-section subdivision to 44. And infrastructure establishment for stage three is expected to begin later this year. Development manager Andrew Mason said some of the stage two sections had presold. To date the subdivision had four completed homes, four under construction and building of seven houses would begin within the next few weeks. Mr Mason said being able to lock in a building start date had been a significant drawcard for many purchasers. “Interest remains high, especially given we now have titles issued offering purchasers the

surety of when they can start building,” Mr Mason said. More than $1 million of work has been underway since the middle of last year on infrastructure such as roading, power, telephone, water services and fibre optic cable. “Other features include some of the most efficient street lighting on the market, with controlled light spill to help in preserving the countryside’s dark skies that inland Canterbury is so well known for, whilst retaining good ambient street lighting,” Mr Mason said. Stage three will be built in two parts - to the south with an extension of Grace Ireland Drive into the newly constructed Alan Lochhead Green reserve, and to the north with an extension of Camrose Avenue through to Grace Ireland Drive and Mt Hutt Station Road. In keeping with the development’s strong community connection, a new street had been created within the latest release

– Alma Place – in recognition of Alma Lochhead who, together with her late husband Alan, donated their land to the Lochhead Charitable Trust. Construction had utilised local people and materials. As an example, stone for walls that mark the eastern and western entrances and unique pedestrian bridges crossing over green storm water swales had been sourced from the flanks of Mt Hutt and was laid by Methven stonemason Murray Wagstaff.

Rosey Crone had a talent for relating to the needy


eeing God in every aspect of nature, human endeavour and spirituality makes a huge difference to how we approach our work, profession and everyday life. Social worker Rosey Crone who died last month used her considerable qualifications and talent for relating to the needy in all walks of life backed up by her unwavering belief that God is present in every part of our day-to-day living. After graduating with a BA in Social Sciences from the University of York Rosey worked in every field of social work from child care to youth work and care of the elderly. In Ashburton she worked in family placement, caregiver

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liaison and care and protection, moving on to Mayfield School, then the support unit at Ashburton College where she was much loved by the Year 9 to 13 pupils. Presbyterian Support’s Jackie Girvan said it was her good fortune to appoint Rosey as older people’s social worker. “ Rosey was a fantastic person – she was fearless but so gentle and non-judgemental with her older clients. She went into bat for them and was a strong advocate who didn’t

take no for an answer if she felt they weren’t getting a fair deal. “Unfailingly in our evaluations from clients and verbal feedback, Rosey’s clients and their relatives always spoke highly of her and appreciated her help. “As well as working with individuals Rosey had other strings to her bow – she was a great organiser. “She resurrected the Christmas Community Lunch in 2007 (I think husband Colin and the girls were roped in to help on the day). “It was a great success and her blueprint for that event is still used today. “Then along with Delwyn Moylan, Rosey did all the

background work to get the first foot clinic up and running in Methven. She would be proud to know that there are now foot clinics operating in Methven, Allenton and Rakaia from churches in those areas run by fabulous groups of trained volunteers. Caring for Carers – an organisation from Christchurch - wanted to set up a support group for carers in Ashburton and again Rosey was at the forefront helping them set that up in her role as our older person’s social worker. When Rosey returned from a visit home to England she worked for Caring for Carers in Ashburton and Timaru for a short period while they recruit-

ed a permanent staff member. Neighbourhood Support needed to be resurrected as well. Rosey stepped up to the plate for that and it is now thriving under the leadership of Sue Wragg who took over when Rosey became ill’. Jesus said: “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given and they will have it in abundance.” - Matthew 25:29. Let us, like Rosey, put our gifts to work in serving others and work for God in the truest sense. Excerpts and thoughts from eulogies for Rosemary Crone, a parish councillor at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church.

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Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz

The Des Millar boys line up

1 – Which is not a human artery? Pulmonary Mastoid Carotid

Des Millar Construction quickly lined up its troops yesterday when the Guardian photographer swung by to take a weekly staff picture of a local business. Our photographers will randomly keep visiting other businesses every week, but feel free to send in your own photos of staff events and we’ll consider them for our Weekend Guardian.

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Girls with guns


Tall Blacks looking to bounce back BY KRIS SHANNON The Tall Blacks proved in game one of the Fiba Oceania Championships they could more than match a supposedly superior opponent - for three quarters, that is. But, ahead of tomorrow’s second encounter in Canberra, coach Nenad Vucinic is confi-

dent his charges can rectify their fourth-quarter collapse and earn an unlikely series victory against Australia. New Zealand headed into Wednesday’s opening game on the North Shore with a young squad short of a clutch of key players and they emerged with what might have appeared a reasonable result.

But their 11-point loss was met with soul-searching rather than acceptance, with a lingering feeling among they players they let a golden opportunity slip through their grasp. The Tall Blacks did, after all, lead by seven at halftime - and it could have been more. They trailed by two heading into the final period, a quarter in which

Australia ramped up their defensive pressure at the same time as the home side’s shooting went ice cold. Tomorrow, the task will be to win by 12, a necessity in a twogame set which, in truth, has little riding on the result. But having already secured a spot at next year’s world cup has done nothing to dull the Tall Blacks’

determination to snatch that double-digit victory, an outcome attainable only by performing for all four quarters. “We can play but we weren’t happy with the fact we didn’t play for the whole game,” Vucinic said of game one. “I’m not a coach that is happy with playing well in patches.” - APNZ

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10 - With only 10 minutes of test experience to his name, Auckland’s Steven Luatua will start at blindside flanker for the All Blacks in tonight’s Bledisloe Cup test against Australia in Sydney. Luatua was a late replacement for Liam Messam who suffered a hamstring strain at training yesterday.


- During this week’s fourth Ashes test, English batsman Ian Bell brought up his 20th test century when he made 113 in England’s second innings. Bell’s knock laid the platform for England to win by 74 runs. Bell, 31, has made 6425 runs at an average of 46.89 in 92 tests.

The sporting week in numbers Rickie Lambert scored with his first touch in international football as he helped England defeat Scotland 3-2 in a friendly at Wembley yesterday. Lambert, a 31-year-old former beetroot factory worker, spared England’s blushes with a 70thminute header after coming on as a substitute.

8 - Eight different Wellington Lions crossed the tryline

during their 55-16 rout of Counties Manukau in the opening match of the ITM Cup in Pukekohe on Thursday night. Wings, front-rowers and midfield backs all got in on the tryscoring action as Wellington started their season in style.



- While 28 is relatively old in the world of women’s tennis, Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli’s retirement announcement still shocked the sport. The reigning Wimbledon champion unexpectedly declared she would hang up her racket after losing in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters yesterday.

31 - Journeyman striker

- With her fourth consecutive athletics world championship, Valerie Adams joined an elite band of athletes to dominate their respective disciplines. Sprinter Michael Johnson, middle distance runner Hicham

- Kiwi golfer Tim Wilkinson, who has enjoyed a great year on the second-tier Tour in the USA, fired a six-under 65 in round one of the News Sentinel Open in Nashville, Tennessee today. Wilkinson’s round was good enough to see him hold a share of the lead after the first round.


El Guerrouj and long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie are others with four straight titles.

100 - If the All Blacks can draw first blood in the Bledis-

loe Cup tonight, it will mark New Zealand’s 100th test victory over the Wallabies from 146 matches. The clash at Sydney’s Olympic stadium will be the sides’ 13th at the venue, with the ledger currently level at six victories apiece.

at least six runs in back-toback games. Soriano managed 13 runs batted in, as well as four homers, over the course of two big wins over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. - APNZ


- Lauren Jackson, widely regarded as one of the greatest women’s basketball players of all time, showed New Zealand what all the fuss was about in her first game on these shores. Jackson led all scorers with 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds as the Opals ran out easy victors over the Tall Ferns.

As far as appropriate endings go, there’s some nice symmetry to the way Nathan Fien will end his NRL career. The 34-yearold announced on Thursday he will be retiring at the end of the season after 14 years and more than 270 games. His final game will be at home against the Warriors, who he played for between 2005 and 2009.

* * * * * “It’s like putting a big gun in front of Bambi on this one.” - Legendary coach KEVIN SHEEDY on the AFL’s decision to charge veteran Essendon club doctor Bruce Reid.

* * * * * “We had a choice - sit down with Michael in three weeks and pretend everything was fine or be up front and advise him now.” - Brisbane Lions chairman ANGUS JOHNSON on the board’s decision to not renew Michael Voss’s contract with three games left this season. * * * * * “Over the last few weeks the silence has been deafening.” Sacked Lions coach VOSS.


- New York Yankess slugger Alfonso Soriano enjoyed an historic 48 hours this week, becoming the third man since 1920 to drive in

Big bet

“It’s interesting that the four of us have been identified as the blackest day in Australia’s sporting history now, so we take that very seriously.” Essendon coach JAMES HIRD on being charged with bringing AFL into disrepute.

* * * * * “I just think the whole thing is laughable and ludicrous.” STEPHEN DANK, a key figure in the Bombers’ controversial supplements program, on the AFL’s decision to lay charges.

* * * * * “I’m too lazy to give myself a squirrel grip.” - Brisbane prop BEN HANNANT on whether he’d employ the tackle transgression that earned South Sydney counterpart Sam Burgess a contrary contact charge and two-match suspension. * * * * * “You put your hand on the inside of his legs and if it slides up and his nuts are at the end of it, well, what do you do?” - Souths legend GEORGE PIGGINS on the Burgess controversy.


Fien time

They said it:

Game of the week

There are plenty of reasons why many fans want the Warriors to make the playoffs but one has 30,000. One punter put A$30,000 on the Warriors at the start of the season to make the top eight at A$2.30 to collect A$69,000. They probably need to win all four of their remaining games to sneak in.

There are plenty of crucial encounters this weekend as teams jostle for a place in the top eight - Raiders and Bulldogs, Cowboys and Titans, Knights against the Storm and Warriors and Penrith. A top-two finish brings extra reward under a revamped finals system and the Bunnies needed to arrest a slump that has seen them lose three of their last four.

Hoppa to it

Chilling injury

Back in contention

John Hopoate is many things but at least he can have a laugh at himself. His strange You Tube video posting this week - entitled ‘Hopoate has his finger on the pulse’ in reference to the fact he was famous for sticking his finger in dark holes - saw him express his concern over the fact the NRL was going soft. Later it showed him with a bucket list, headed by apologising to the Manly Sea Eagles and then being kind to a traffic warden. The world waits breathlessly to discover what else was on the list.

You have to feel for Jharal Yow Yeh. The former Queensland and Australian winger had eight operations in 10 months after an horrific ankle break last year and was working his way back only to break his hand moving a fridge for his mum. The 23-year-old has vowed he’s not quitting but talk about cold (dis)comfort.

The Kiwis selectors had assumed Sam McKendry wouldn’t be available for the World Cup but they might now need to change their thinking. The 24-year-old Penrith front rower, who has played eight tests for the Kiwis, fractured a vertebrae against the Parramatta Eels in April - he played on for 10 minutes despite the pain and even went back on later believing it was a “stinger” - and some wondered if he might have to retire. He made his return against the Cowboys last week and is due to take on the Warriors on Sunday.

* * * * * “In your humble opinion do you think they really use chickens to make chicken salt?” - Veteran Melbourne forward JASON RYLES when crashing his coach Craig Bellamy’s media conference. * * * * * “You look very silly, obviously. It was my mistake.” - Socceroos goalkeeper MARK SCHWARZER on the goal he conceded from a pass-back during Chelsea’s pre-season tour match against Roma. * * * * * “I really felt I gave all the energy I have left inside my body. I made my dream a reality and it will stay forever with me, but now my body just can’t cope with everything.” - MARION BARTOLI quits tennis just weeks after winning Wimbledon. - AAP


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In brief Team NZ the speed kings

They’ve reportedly made some big breakthroughs in training over the past two weeks, but don’t expect Team New Zealand to reveal their full hand just yet. The final elimination of the Louis Vuitton Cup starts today, with Emirates Team New Zealand taking on Luna Rossa in a best-of-13 series for the right to challenge Oracle Team USA for the America’s Cup. Now that they’ve reached the knock-out rounds and the stakes are raised, Team NZ must up the ante. But given Oracle have access to all their telemetry data from the race course it is likely Dean Barker will opt to keep a few tricks up his sleeve. - NZH

Skiers running hot

Coronation Smallbore Rifle Club members Coby Snowden, Nina McKenzie, Sarah Clifford Hailey Beevor and (front) Sandy Collett are all representing the South Island this weekend. Absent Savanna Miller-McArthur. Photo Kirsty Clay 250713-KC-120

North Island in their sights By Jonathan Leask

The Coronation Smallbore Rifle Club have five ladies lining up for the South Island in the inter-island match in Palmerston North this weekend. Hailey Beevor, Sarah Clifford,

Sandy Collett, Nina McKenzie, Savanna Miller-McArthur and Coby Snowden will shoot for the various South Island women’s teams in the match against the North Island today while fellow Mid Canterbury shooters Greg Menzies and Joe

McAdam will compete in the men’s teams. They qualified through their championship results, shooting at a minimum of three championships and the best aggregate scores on the ranking list are considered by the selectors.

They all shoot in either the junior, women’s and open teams against the North Island and at the end of the day a New Zealand team is selected to shoot in an international postal shoot which will be held tomorrow.


Wakanui sides again on collision course By Jonathan Leask

The Wakanui men’s teams are looking to line up against each other in a second consecutive Mid-South Canterbury hockey competition final next week. Top qualifiers and defending champions Wakanui Black host Timaru Boys’ while Wakanui Blue travels to Timaru to take on Northern Hearts in the semi-finals today. There will be a sense of déjà vu in the Wakanui Blue camp as they head to Timaru to take on Northern Hearts for a place in the final, for a third year in a row.

Blue lost on penalty strokes in 2011 but recorded an emphatic 8-3 win last year to make the final, and player-coach Sam Moore will be drawing on the latter experience ahead of today’s showdown. “We have done it before and I’m confident we have it what it takes but we’ll need to do something we haven’t been able to do all season and beat them,” Moore said. Hearts have proved a bogey team for Blue claiming 3-2 and 4-2 wins during the round robin but the sides shared a 2-2 draw in their top four clash. “There are no problems with

the way we are defending lately but we need to make better use of the ball when we get it which has been an issue in recent weeks.” Adding to their woes is striker Hayden Sinclair, who netted five goals in the fixture last year, but is playing with a broken finger, although it didn’t stop him weaving through the Wakanui Black defence last week. The two-time defending champions have been unbeaten all season but that will mean nothing to the plucky schoolboys, fresh from upsetting Northern Hearts 4-2 last week-

end in the South Canterbury final. Black have beaten Timaru Boys’ 2-1, 6-2 and 4-1 this season and will be hoping to make it a fourth win to make the final, chasing a hat-trick of Walker and Hall Shield victories. Tinwald also trek to Timaru to play Tainui in their plate semi-final. In the women’s competition Hampstead host Timaru Girls’ in what will be their final game of the season while Craighead and Geraldine meet in a semifinal with defending champions St Andrews and Pleasant Point in the other knockout match.

Wanaka residents Lyndon Sheehan, Beau-James Wells and Janina Kuzma gave New Zealand a strong presence in yesterday’s World Cup freeski halfpipe finals at Cardrona. Pick of the bunch was 25-yearold Sheehan, who produced a terrific performance to qualify with the second-best score of 85.6 over his two runs, trailing only classy Canadian Mike Riddle, who bagged an 85.8 on the opening day of freeskiing at the Winter Games. The withdrawal of the two eldest of the four Wells brothers, Jossi and Byron, took some of the hometown gloss off the event, but 17-year-old Beau-James ensured a family presence in the 12-strong final. He registered a best qualifying score of 81.8 to achieve the eighth-best mark of - NZH the finalists.

Brockie in demand

Jeremy Brockie is due to return to Wellington at the end of the month but Toronto are keen to get the Phoenix and All Whites striker back next year and might even be preparing a bid to secure him on a permanent deal. The 25-year-old has spent the past three-and-ahalf months with the MLS club coached by former All Whites captain Ryan Nelsen and made enough of an impression for Toronto to enquire whether they could keep him for longer. He has scored only one goal in 13 appearances but impressed with his work ethic and approach as Nelsen tries to turn Toronto into a competitive outfit after years of underachievement. - APNZ

Bolt into semi-finals

Two-time defending champion Usain Bolt yesterday safely negotiated his way into the semi-finals of the 200m at the World Athletics Championships. The 26-year-old Jamaican, who won the 200m titles in Berlin in 2009 and Daegu in 2011 and is also double Olympic champion and world record holder, clocked an easy-going 20.66sec. After a good start, Bolt was up on the field in a matter of metres and seemed to ease off fully 40 metres from the finish line. “I’m feeling good. I’m not a morning person. I worked really hard this week,” said Bolt, who has been nursing a sore foot after regaining his 100m title on Sunday. He will be joined by all the main favourites in the semifinals, with the final to round off the evening session of day eight - AFP at Luzhniki Stadium.


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In brief Team NZ the speed kings

They’ve reportedly made some big breakthroughs in training over the past two weeks, but don’t expect Team New Zealand to reveal their full hand just yet. The final elimination of the Louis Vuitton Cup starts today, with Emirates Team New Zealand taking on Luna Rossa in a best-of-13 series for the right to challenge Oracle Team USA for the America’s Cup. Now that they’ve reached the knock-out rounds and the stakes are raised, Team NZ must up the ante. But given Oracle have access to all their telemetry data from the race course it is likely Dean Barker will opt to keep a few tricks up his sleeve. - NZH

Skiers running hot

Coronation Smallbore Rifle Club members Coby Snowden, Nina McKenzie, Sarah Clifford, Hailey Beevor and (front) Sandy Collett are all representing the South Island this weekend. Absent Savanna Miller-McArthur. Photo Kirsty Clay 250713-KC-120

North Island in their sights By Jonathan Leask

The Coronation Smallbore Rifle Club have five ladies lining up for the South Island in the inter-island match in Palmerston North this weekend. Hailey Beevor, Sarah Clifford,

Sandy Collett, Nina McKenzie, Savanna Miller-McArthur and Coby Snowden will shoot for the various South Island women’s teams in the match against the North Island today while fellow Mid Canterbury shooters Greg Menzies and Joe

McAdam will compete in the men’s teams. They qualified through their championship results, shooting at a minimum of three championships and the best aggregate scores on the ranking list are considered by the selectors.

They all shoot in either the junior, women’s and open teams against the North Island and at the end of the day a New Zealand team is selected to shoot in an international postal shoot which will be held tomorrow.


Wakanui sides again on collision course By Jonathan Leask

The Wakanui men’s teams are looking to line up against each other in a second consecutive Mid-South Canterbury hockey competition final next week. Top qualifiers and defending champions Wakanui Black host Timaru Boys’ while Wakanui Blue travels to Timaru to take on Northern Hearts in the semi-finals today. There will be a sense of déjà vu in the Wakanui Blue camp as they head to Timaru to take on Northern Hearts for a place in the final, for a third year in a row.

Blue lost on penalty strokes in 2011 but recorded an emphatic 8-3 win last year to make the final, and player-coach Sam Moore will be drawing on the latter experience ahead of today’s showdown. “We have done it before and I’m confident we have it what it takes but we’ll need to do something we haven’t been able to do all season and beat them,” Moore said. Hearts have proved a bogey team for Blue claiming 3-2 and 4-2 wins during the round robin but the sides shared a 2-2 draw in their top four clash. “There are no problems with

the way we are defending lately but we need to make better use of the ball when we get it which has been an issue in recent weeks.” Adding to their woes is striker Hayden Sinclair, who netted five goals in the fixture last year, but is playing with a broken finger, although it didn’t stop him weaving through the Wakanui Black defence last week. The two-time defending champions have been unbeaten all season but that will mean nothing to the plucky schoolboys, fresh from upsetting Northern Hearts 4-2 last week-

end in the South Canterbury final. Black have beaten Timaru Boys’ 2-1, 6-2 and 4-1 this season and will be hoping to make it a fourth win to make the final, chasing a hat-trick of Walker and Hall Shield victories. Tinwald also trek to Timaru to play Tainui in their plate semi-final. In the women’s competition Hampstead host Timaru Girls’ in what will be their final game of the season while Craighead and Geraldine meet in a semifinal with defending champions St Andrews and Pleasant Point in the other knockout match.

Wanaka residents Lyndon Sheehan, Beau-James Wells and Janina Kuzma gave New Zealand a strong presence in yesterday’s World Cup freeski halfpipe finals at Cardrona. Pick of the bunch was 25-yearold Sheehan, who produced a terrific performance to qualify with the second-best score of 85.6 over his two runs, trailing only classy Canadian Mike Riddle, who bagged an 85.8 on the opening day of freeskiing at the Winter Games. The withdrawal of the two eldest of the four Wells brothers, Jossi and Byron, took some of the hometown gloss off the event, but 17-year-old Beau-James ensured a family presence in the 12-strong final. He registered a best qualifying score of 81.8 to achieve the eighth-best mark of - NZH the finalists.

Brockie in demand

Jeremy Brockie is due to return to Wellington at the end of the month but Toronto are keen to get the Phoenix and All Whites striker back next year and might even be preparing a bid to secure him on a permanent deal. The 25-year-old has spent the past three-and-ahalf months with the MLS club coached by former All Whites captain Ryan Nelsen and made enough of an impression for Toronto to enquire whether they could keep him for longer. He has scored only one goal in 13 appearances but impressed with his work ethic and approach as Nelsen tries to turn Toronto into a competitive outfit after years of underachievement. - APNZ

Bolt into semi-finals

Two-time defending champion Usain Bolt yesterday safely negotiated his way into the semi-finals of the 200m at the World Athletics Championships. The 26-year-old Jamaican, who won the 200m titles in Berlin in 2009 and Daegu in 2011 and is also double Olympic champion and world record holder, clocked an easy-going 20.66sec. After a good start, Bolt was up on the field in a matter of metres and seemed to ease off fully 40 metres from the finish line. “I’m feeling good. I’m not a morning person. I worked really hard this week,” said Bolt, who has been nursing a sore foot after regaining his 100m title on Sunday. He will be joined by all the main favourites in the semifinals, with the final to round off the evening session of day eight - AFP at Luzhniki Stadium.

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Richie returns Hammers’ last pre-Heartland hit-out to cauldron of test rugby BY JONATHAN LEASK


BY GREGOR PAUL Rested, rehabilitated and ready, Richie McCaw will begin his final career ascent tonight, determined to push on and lead the All Blacks in a successful World Cup defence. It is a classic case of so near yet so far - just two more years in a career that has already spanned 13. But it’s the fact that McCaw has been at this lark since 2001 and that he’s approaching 33

which makes everyone a little cautious about his chances. But it’s also the certainty that between now and 2015 he’ll be subjected to a litany of cheap shots - off the ball assaults - that adds to the doubt. There are bits of McCaw discarded on grounds around the world and inevitably further chunks will be tak-

en as the insane and less talented are charged with doing what they can to stop this great warrior. His rugby genius is not u n i v e r s a l ly appreciated. His ability to intersperse the illegal with the legal has induced many an opponent to seek retribution. His relentless brilliance is a magnet for trouble - those not blessed with his range of skills fill their heads with evil thoughts that lead to evil deeds. Stop McCaw, stop the All Blacks - he is their everything and the Wallabies will be after him tonight. They will fancy he’s undercooked, that he can be run off his feet. And if they can’t flood him in a pool of his own lactic acid, they will no doubt hold him on

the floor where they can; clatter into his undefended areas at the breakdown; bump him, push him and let him know they don’t buy this vision of him as a saint. If past history is anything to go by, they will be prepared to go further if they feel they have to. McCaw can’t remember the last time he played the Wallabies without a target on his back. But whatever awaits; whatever plan the Wallabies have in store for him, he’s going to relish being the focus of attention again: he’s had almost nine months away from test football and he missed it. “You come to a ground like here [ANZ Stadium in Sydney] and the excitement is pretty high,” he said yesterday. “I can’t wait to get into it. I’d quite like to go 80 - I’d like to go as long as I can. “I feel mentally in good shape but I know nothing compares with the intensity of test rugby. “I have to make sure I do the job I am out there to do. If you look at the last time we played the Wallabies, we were lucky to get a draw so it’s about putting a performance together.” He gives the impression he’s genuinely intrigued by what the Wallabies might try tactically. He has never been drawn much previously on the litany of cheap shots and bad blood between the two sides, yet it’s obvious he’d rather it all stopped. Not that it bothers him much, more that it bores him. That’s the advantage of having been around for as long as he has, he knows that come kick-off tonight, all the buildup, hype, verbal promises and so-called mind games that the Wallabies think matter, don’t have any effect. “We will find out tomorrow I guess,” he said in regard to what he expects to encounter under new coach Ewen McKenzie. “There is no doubt that coming off the Lions, having a change of voice, no matter what it is, is going to add something. “But they are the same players at the end of the day that we have played before in tests and in Super rugby.” - NZH

Mid Canterbury has their final pre-season run against Otago B in Oamaru today before kicking off the Heartland Rugby Championship at home next weekend. Coach Glen Moore has made just a handful of changes to the side from last week’s promising 33-21 win over the West Coast as he tinkers towards a starting XV to take on Poverty Bay in seven days. There are two changes to the forward pack as Ron Manu comes in to start at prop replacing Simon Fleetwood in the sides second and last trial of the new scrum laws. Andrew Smith, who received a yellow card against West Coast last weekend, partners Grant Polson at lock pushing Ross McKay to the bench while the loose forward trio remains unchanged. The backline has Christchurch halfback Jake Ashby and Japanese international Murray Williams get a second start as the inside back combination while Giddeon Lambrechts partners South-

bridge’s Peni Manumanuniwila in the midfield. It will be the first look at another flyer in Glenmark’s Muleli Bula who is on the left wing after missing last week’s match to help his club side beat Oxford 23-19 in the North Canterbury final, while Andrew Fluker gets a start at fullback. Mid Canterbury made a strong start against the West Coast but conceded three late tries in a physical 90 minute hit-out and can expect a sterner test from a strong Otago B side. The Mid Canterbury Development Squad have their first run of the season heading to Rugby Park in Christchurch to play Canterbury Maori Development at 1pm.

Right: Peni Manumanuniwila will be looking to stand out in the crowd against Otago B today.

Last year’s epic semi-final clash was a distant memory as perennial champions Canterbury crushed Taranaki by 30-6 in Christchurch last night. Taranaki hardly fired a significant shot, one of their few memorable ones being a high tackle from the notoriously illdisciplined Jarrad Hoeata which gifted Canterbury the opening points of the first round ITM Cup clash. Taranaki, who were expected to give an injury-depleted Canterbury a decent run for their money, were woefully disappointing. The home side gave new coach Scott Robertson an encouraging start in the province’s quest for a sixth successive title. This was a mini-me version of classic Crusaders rugby squashing the life out of a half-hearted, mistake ridden opponent. Trailing 6-15 at the break, any thoughts of a Taranaki revival were quickly removed by two

Canterbury strikes in the third quarter. Taranaki had saved the best until last in the first half - a massive Andre Taylor penalty. But Taylor was also the villain, his poor decision and execution on a chip kick having turned a rare Taranaki attack into a long range Canterbury try a few minutes earlier. Canterbury efficiently controlled much of the first spell with their wings Patrick Osborne and Milford Keresoma providing a few sparkling moments. The champions owned the first half hour of the match, when Taranaki could hardly get a hand on the ball and were camped inside their half. Just as it seemed the dominance might turn to frustration, Canterbury constructed a lovely try, driving a rolling maul down the left and finding the hint of an opportunity for Osborne on the right. The big wing stepped inside two defenders, swirled the ball around in a one-handed basket-

In brief Under 18 training squad

Mid Canterbury Under 18 training Squad: Toafa Touli, Caleb Tohovaka, Lance McKay, Steve Twamley, Devaun Thompson, Shalom Pulu, Ben McFadden, Jason Street, Romeo Touli, Nathan McCloy, Nete Caucau, Hemi Stephens-Tahuri, Seta Koroitamana, Christian Vainerere, Paul Mareko ( Ash College). Alex McEnaney, Keanu Huria, Josh Worsfold, Caleb Clements, Kirk Chettleburgh, Emmerson Sooaemalelagi, Alex Lloyd, Sam Whiting, (Celtic). Vernon Te Moananui, Scott Hamilton, Kinsey Pomana, Charlie Sukyer, Jay Aitken, (Meth/Rak). First Training on Sunday 10.30pm Showgrounds. If unavailable please contact Bruce Smith on 0274993783 or Ross Soper 021839435.

Weepu in the limelight

Champions set the tone for title defence BY CHRIS RATTUE

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Matt Todd was one of the more impressive players in the Canterbury ranks last night.

quick tap penalty brought the try. Taranaki’s error strewn half found some minor relief at the break, when Taylor slammed a 50 metre penalty well over the crossbar. Canterbury started the game’s second half in style though, Bleyendaal sending cross kicks right then left, the second landing perfectly for lock Luke Katene to steam over for Canterbury’s third try. A Bleyendaal penalty soon followed prompting Taranaki coach Colin Cooper to send on a platoon of replacements. Taranaki might console themselves by knowing they would struggle to play this badly again. Any repeats will make for a troubled season.

ball-style move, and powered over the line. Then came Taylor’s shocker of a chip kick which Osborne turned into attack. Impressive flanker Matt Todd’s

Canterbury 30 (Patrick Osborne, Matt Todd, Luke Katene, Adam Whitelock tries, Tyler Bleyendaal 2 con, 2 pen) Taranaki 6 (Andre Taylor 2 pen). HT: 15-6. - NZH

Hansen sounds a warning BY GREGOR PAUL The feel-good factor sweeping through Australian rugby is not without foundation there’s plenty of evidence to show that new international coaches often enjoy instant success. That success is most pronounced when the succession was forced - the result of the previous man not leaving of his own volition - which is the situation in Australia. Ewen McKenzie was coach of the Reds a few weeks ago, now he’s apparently some kind of rugby messiah. A new coach means a new beginning - fresh hope, a clean slate and the impossible becoming possible. The transformation has been stunning. A nation now believes it has a man at the helm who is capable of instilling in the Wallabies enough belief and clever ploys to finally end the All Black era of dominance. It seems illogical that McKenzie can arrive a few weeks after the shattering loss to the Lions, wave his magic wand at under-performing troops and hey presto, start his tenure

with a win against the best side in the world. But it has happened often with other international sides, and that’s why the All Blacks expect to be facing fire and brimstone tonight. “They will turn up and give it everything they have got,” says All Black coach Steve Hansen. “So we need to match that intensity or better it.” Aware of the danger they face tonight, the All Blacks have tried to increase the pressure on the Wallabies by airing thoughts about an alternative scenario. Hansen has asked them, what if they don’t get the result they think they will with McKenzie in charge? The nation is convinced the new coach has picked the right team and he’ll play the right way. But what if all this certainty and hope crashes tonight on a black wave of destruction? “Australia haven’t had a great run against us for a wee while now and that has all been attributed to Robbie Deans which I think is a bit unfair. “Everyone seems to think Ewen is going to make a difference so there has to be a lot of pressure there - what if it doesn’t work?” - NZH

Having been left out of the All Blacks’ Bledisloe Cup squad, Piri Weepu will have to content himself with an appearance in the Battle of the Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The 71-test veteran will provide vast experience at halfback in Wayne Pivac’s Auckland team, who take on local rivals North Harbour at Eden Park to begin both sides’ ITM Cup campaigns. Auckland’s starting XV features 10 players who have played Super Rugby, including second five-eighths Hadleigh Parkes who will captain the team after returning from a season in South Africa with the Southern Kings. Pivac said he couldn’t wait to kickstart his side’s campaign after a thrilling opening ITM Cup match between Wellington and Counties Manukau. - APNZ

Wellington shows hand

Wellington’s fringe and overlooked All Blacks were to the fore as Tana Umaga’s Counties Manukau suffered a nightmare start in the provincial rugby premiership at Pukekohe on Thursday night. Counties Manukau is the home of running rugby but it was Wellington who went on a terrific eight-try rampage in a 55-16 victory. While Wellington stamped themselves as contenders, the Steelers disintegrated and disappointed captain Fritz Lee said: “We’re in the premiership now and we’ve got to play and act like we are.” The Steelers would have hoped an early season clash at home and their attack-minded Chiefs might give them an underdog’s chance, but the game was virtually beyond them at halftime. - APNZ

Winning ‘not negotiable’

With history stacked against them, the Wallabies know Australia can all but kiss the Bledisloe Cup goodbye for a 12th straight year if they can’t topple the All Blacks in Sydney tonight. Skipper James Horwill admits a victory in the series opener at ANZ Stadium is not negotiable ahead of games two and three in Wellington on Saturday week and at Dunedin’s House of Pain on October 19. The Wallabies haven’t beaten the mighty All Blacks in New Zealand in successive Tests of a series since 1949 and haven’t won at all across the Tasman since 2001 - 15 matches ago. - AAP

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Saturday, August 17, 2013


Hearing may be delayed

AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou admits the league’s action over the Essendon supplements scandal could drag on well after August 26. On Tuesday the AFL charged Essendon, coach James Hird and senior club officials Dr Bruce Reid, Danny Corcoran and Mark Thompson with conduct unbecoming or bringing the game into disrepute. The AFL Commission is scheduled to hear the charges on August 26, but there is strong speculation about looming court injunctions. - AAP

Sevens supremo speaks

Sevens legend Eric Rush is the special guest at the Mid Canterbury Rugby Union’s annual fundraising dinner next Friday at the Hotel Ashburton. The 29-test All Black and 16year sevens veteran will speak at the fundraising dinner for Mid Canterbury junior rugby, with tickets are still available to the event.

‘Show some respect’

Russian pole vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva warned yesterday athletes competing at next February’s Sochi Olympics must respect a controversial law banning gay “propaganda” for minors or risk facing the legal consequences. The 31-year-old - regarded as a role model by many young Russians - added that, for her at least, heterosexuality was the norm. The Russian authorities have said all athletes will be free and safe to compete at the Sochi Games regardless of their sexual orientation but must obey Russian law. - AFP

Geale’s biggest fight

Daniel Geale’s international experience is paying big dividends as he prepares for his debut in the United States. Geale’s fifth IBF middleweight title defence, against Englishman Darren Barker in Atlantic City tomorrow night is his coming out party on boxing’s biggest stage. But if he’s feeling any nerves, his knowledgeable promotor Gary Shaw can’t detect them. Shaw said Geale’s debut on American pay-for-view network HBO added extra pressure, but the 32-year-old from Launceston is ice cool as he prepares to fight before an expected capacity crowd at Revel Casino. - AAP

Bresnan’s season over

England pace bowling allrounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the remainder of the Ashes and the rest of the home international season with a stress fracture in his lower back, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced yesterday. Bresnan starred with both bat and ball as England beat Australia by 74 runs in the fourth Test against Australia at Chester-le-Street as they went 3-0 up with one to play to secure a third straight Ashes series. He took the key wicket of David Warner to pave the way for Stuart Broad’s matchwinning spell. - AFP

Des making his last call Ashburton Boxing Club judge Des O’Grady has spent 50 years outside the boxing ring. By Jonathan Leask

Des O’Grady will make his last call at the Ashburton Boxing Club tournament tonight. O’Grady has been ringside judging fights for 50 years and decided tonight’s third annual Ashburton fight night was as “good a time as any” to call it quits. “This will be the last one, not because I have to or need to

have a reason to stop,” O’Grady said. “I’ve been doing it a long time and it just seems a good time to finish up. “I’ll still be involved with the club, I just won’t be a judge anymore.” O’Grady wasn’t a boxer, only having a few training session as “back then they were too expensive” but when the call went out for someone to represent

Ashburton as a judge he put his hand up. Over his half century of sitting ringside, O’Grady will have judged somewhere in the vicinity of 5000 boxing bouts, including the New Zealand National Championships. “Sometimes when you do a big tournament and there are two sessions you end up judging almost 40 bouts. “It takes a lot of concentra-

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tion and by the last one you’re glad it’s the last one. “You don’t get to enjoy the bouts as much.” O’Grady was looking forward to enjoying his last night, being able to sit ringside scoring four Ashburton sluggers with Connor Perriton, Melissa McGlynn, Declan O’Neill and Christian Tikao, the two-time Southland champion, all stepping in the ring.


Wilkinson on fire in opening round By DanieL RichaRDson Kiwi golfer Tim Wilkinson (left) is the highest-earning player on the Tour this year without a tournament victory but he has put himself in a good position to change that this weekend. The Manawatu professional carded an opening round sixunder par 65 yesterday to hold a share of the lead at the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tennessee, alongside American Michael Putnam. Putnam is the leading mon-

ey-winner on this year’s Web. com Tour, while Wilkinson is in ninth with US$197,836 (NZD$244,417) to his name from 14 starts but a tournament victory has continued to elude him. It’s testament to Wilkinson’s consistency that he can sit so high on the order of merit without a win. He has secured his spot inside the top 25 money-earners this year with two tournaments to go, which means he will have a PGA Tour card for next season. Wilkinson’s round in Tennes-

see included seven birdies and one bogey at the US$550,000 (NZD$681,000) tournament. Victory this weekend could see Wilkinson jump to as high as fifth on the order of merit. New Zealand’s Steven Alker, 22nd on the Tour’s order of merit, fired an evenpar 71 to be in a share of 84th place. The 42-year-old is right on the cusp of securing a PGA Tour card for next year providing that he can hold on to his place in the order of merit’s top 25. - APNZ


Saturday, August 17, 2013


In brief

Hectic season ahead By Jonathan Leask

For a second straight year lawn bowler Sandra Keith has spent the winter preparing for northern hemisphere greens. In October last year, months of preparation paid off when she won the World Champion of Champion singles in Cyprus. This time around she is preparing for the eight nations tournament with the New Zealand Black Jacks, flying out today. Keith and the Black Jacks have

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a tri-nations test against Wales and Australia as a warm-up for the eight nations tournament in Glasgow, the same venue for next year’s Commonwealth Games. “It’s all pretty exciting but I’m really looking forward to it, and a bit nervous,” Keith said. “I’m in a happy place again this time heading in because I’ve put all the preparation in, but it’s hard to tell and I won’t really know until I get over there. “Their greens are so different

but we’ve been practising on the croquet green and hockey turf and all sorts of things. “I’m happy where I am and I’ve done as much as I can to be prepared.” A minimum of six hours on the green each week has seen a lot of time and effort which Keith hopes pays off. The trip is a trial run before the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the same venue, but for Keith and the rest of the Black Jacks squad it’s also a trial for places.

They have headed over to Glasgow with seven men and seven ladies, but the return trip next year will only have five of each. Lawn Bowls has had fours added to the Games programme and New Zealand will take a team of five men and five women. Keith aims to be one of those. “They don’t name the Games team until the end of March so it’s a long time to wait, but there is stuff in between. “It should be a hectic season.”

Sharks wary of Dragons

Finals-chasing Cronulla are wary of St George Illawarra’s back three, despite the Dragons losing fullback Josh Dugan for tonight’s NRL clash in Wollongong. The Sharks enter this weekend’s round in sixth, behind the Bulldogs on for and against and five points off the teams in third and fourth. Only two points separate them from the ninth-placed Raiders. “What Gal’s (captain Paul Gallen) been telling us is we’re not secure in the eight at the moment,” Sharks’ forward Andrew Fifita said. “Maybe if we win this one we’ll be secure in the eight, but our goal was we wanted to get into the top four and I still believe that we can get there.” - AAP

Harrison happy at No. 6

Ashley Harrison is enjoying his unlikely transformation into an NRL five-eighth but don’t expect him to take much credit for reviving Gold Coast’s NRL finals bid. The ex-Queensland Origin backrower will seeking to extend a perfect record in the No. 6 jumper when the Titans put their eighth spot on the line against in-form North Queensland in Townsville today. Thrust into the makeshift role due to a sternum injury to Albert Kelly, Harrison has combined with halfback Aidan Sezer in wins over Wests Tigers and Canterbury that reversed a four-game losing streak. - AAP

Williams in for Campese

It’s the NRL chance departing Canberra playmaker Sam Williams didn’t believe he’d get. Stuck behind regular pairing Terry Campese and Josh McCrone since round eight, the St George Illawarra-bound halfback thought he’d finish his Raiders career playing for the Mounties in NSW Cup. But an injury to skipper Campese will give Williams perhaps one final crack in the Raiders first grade when they host Canterbury today. “This is an opportunity he didn’t think he’d get,” said McCrone. “We did a bit of work on (our combination) this week so hopefully it feels the same as it did last year when we were playing well.” - AAP

Anasta ‘unconcerned’

Ashburton’s hockey turf has come in very handy for Sandra’s practice sessions.

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Warriors need to claw back lost ground By MichaeL Brown Jacob Lillyman has pretty painful memories of his NRL debut when his Cowboys side conceded 60 points to a rampant Knights outfit in 2003, but the Warriors’ record defeat to Penrith this season still ranks as the worst. The Warriors were humiliated 62-6 by the Panthers in May in a

result that prompted crisis talks and widespread criticism. It was one of the lowest points in the club’s history and saw many fans questioning the players’ commitment and wonder if Matt Elliott was the right choice as coach. It also prompted a remarkable turnaround as they went on a five-game winning streak and eventually won seven out of

eight to put them on the cusp of the top eight. Retribution is not high on their list when they take on the Panthers at Mt Smart Stadium tomorrow because keeping their playoffs chances alive is more powerful motivation. But it still looms as a chance to try to atone for what happened in round 10. Many in the club can now

look back and say that heavy defeat was actually a good thing. “I’ve often said that, as bad as it was, it was the kick up the bum we needed,” Lillyman said. “We were dropping games in the last 10 minutes. “Looking back, although it was very painful, it was probably something we will look back on as a good lesson.” - APNZ

Wests Tigers halfback Braith Anasta admits it does hurt to see his former club Sydney Roosters flying high in the NRL, but insists those feelings won’t play a part in Monday’s clash with the ladder leaders. Anasta, who left the Roosters at the end of last year, will face his old teammates at Allianz Stadium for the first time this season. While the tri-colours are relishing their berth atop the ladder with just four games remaining, the Tigers languish in second-last - having lost their last four fixtures. “It hurts a little bit, but it’s not something that I’ve thought about,” Anasta said. “You get so entrenched in your own world playing at the Tigers and being a Tigers man now. I look at them and I’m happy for the way they’re doing - They’re really a big chance of - AAP winning the comp.”


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$295m in dividends Transpower, the state-owned national electricity grid operator, will pay the government almost $295 million in dividends for this year after annual profit more than tripled. The Wellington-based company, which isn’t among SOEs slated for partial privatisation, will pay a final dividend of $137 million to the Government, adding to its special dividend of $65.7 million declared in June and an interim return of $92 million. The $294.7 million annual payment is in line with the company’s statement of corporate intent target, and reflects 83 per cent of Transpower’s $343.4 million net cash flow. That’s down from the 93 per cent of net cash flow paid out in the 2012 financial year, when it paid out $306 million. – APNZ

APN ekes out 1H profit APN News & Media, the Australasian publisher of the New Zealand Herald newspaper, returned to profit in the first half of the financial year as it sold assets and clamped down on costs, and is mulling the sale of its underperforming brandsExclusive retail website. The Sydney-based media group reported net profit of $A12.8 million, or 1.9 cents per share, in the six months ended June 30, turning from a loss of $A308.2 million, or 49.9 cents, a year earlier when the company slashed the value of its good will and mastheads. Revenue rose 5 per cent to $A426.6 million, with a $A31.9 million contribution from asset sales. Advertising revenue slipped 2 per cent to $A330.3 million and circulation sales fell 3.6 per cent to $A66.7 million. – APNZ

Z Energy shares Shares in Z Energy have been priced at $3.50 each – the middle of an indicative range – after a book-building process, the company said yesterday. The shares – representing 60 per cent cent of the company – will list on the NZX and ASX on Monday. The offer required heavy scaling during the auction-style book building process. There was no public pool. The initial public offer (IPO) raised $840 million, or $420m each, for the co-owners, NZX-listed Infratil the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, through Aotea Ltd. Infratil’s and Aotea’s joint ownership of the company will shrink to 40 per cent as a result of the offer. – APNZ

In our basics of investing series we have so far covered taking stock of your circumstances, planning the appropriate asset allocation and understanding the various asset classes. In this update we will discuss investing in shares.

Share investing


y investing in shares in a public company listed on a stock exchange, you get the right to share in the future income and value of that company. Your return (and loss) can come in two ways: ■ Dividends paid out of the profits made by the company; ■ Capital gains/losses made because you are able to sell your shares for more or less than you paid. Gains may reflect the fact that the company has grown or improved its performance or that the investment community see that it has improved future prospects. Any loss or gain in value is said to be ‘realised’ when you sell the shares. If you hold on to them the loss or gain is ‘unrealised’. The price of shares in any individual public listed company can vary from day to day. On any day some shares may go up in value and some down, depending on how investors view the prospects of each company. There are many complex factors which influence share prices on a daily basis and noone can accurately predict what price listed shares will be in the future. Overall the long-term trend is for the value of listed companies to increase at a rate higher than inflation. Therefore, by investing in a wide variety of companies operating in a range of industries and countries, an investor has a good chance of making longterm gains. Remember that in assessing the return from shares you need to take into account dividends received as well as capital gains. You should generally also expect that the dividends from the shares that you own will increase over time.

$176.9 million invested at the time of receivership in 2008. North South Finance was put in receivership in 2010, owing $31 million to about 3,900 debenture holders. Both were subsidiaries of NZX-listed Dominion Finance Holdings, which was placed in liquidation in 2009. “Investors, many of them elderly, lost significant amounts of money and the effect of this has put a great deal of financial and emotional strain on them,” said Sean Hughes, chief ex-

ANZ lifts profits by 14% ANZ New Zealand, the nation’s largest lender, lifted its nine-month cash profit by 14 per cent by trimming costs and taking a smaller provision for bad debts, making up for a drop in interest income. Cash profit, which strips out fair value movements in hedging and insurance assets, rose to $1.06 billion in the nine months ended June 30, according to the Australia and

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Ian Lennie and Selwyn Sloan are authorised financial advisers with Forsyth Barr in Ashburton. This column is general in nature and should not be regarded as personalised investment advice. Disclosure Statements are available on request and free of charge

New Zealand Banking Group NZ Branch disclosure statement. Net interest income fell 4 per cent to $1.96 billion, as interest income declined 1.2 per cent and interest expense rose 0.5 per cent. The profit gain reflected “a reduction in provisions for bad and doubtful debts as well as reduced restructuring costs and productivity gains from simplifying the business”, the lender said.

Guardian Shares & Investments

Ian Lennie and Selwyn Sloan

Because of the volatility of share prices (ie the fact that in the short term they may go up or down in value) it’s not wise to invest money in shares which you may need in the short term. Shares should be used as a longer-term investment. When you need your money you will generally be able to sell your shares but the price at the time may be below your purchase price. There are also a number of alternative investment options. For example: gold, hedge funds, commodities and foreign exchange (FX). These forms of investment are not discussed within this article. These alternatives generally comprise one or more of the following characteristics: ■ They are for experienced investors requiring indepth awareness and ongoing knowledge and commitment ■ They are harder to access and have a high minimum initial investment ■ The investment usually has a higher risk or, in the case of leveraged investment, amplified risk. Next time we will discuss the different ways in which you can invest.

ecutive of the Financial Markets Authority which took the prosecution. “What this case highlights, like the many other finance company cases, is the responsibility of directors to provide truthful, accurate and timely disclosure of material information to investors.” In June, former Dominion directors Ann Butler and Robert Whale were sentenced to home detention, having pleaded guilty to Securities Act charges. – APNZ


Source: NZX

NZX 50 constituents Company CODE

Buy price

A2 Corp ATM 69 137 Air NZ AIR 530 AMP AMP 3350 ANZ Banking Gr ANZ 97.5 Argosy Prop Tr ARG 321 Auckland Intl Apt AIA 289 Chorus CNU 520 Contact Energy CEN Diligent BM Services DIL 510 166 DNZ Prop Fund DNZ 970 Ebos Gr EBO 366 F&P Healthcare FPH 830 Fletcher Building FBU Fonterra Sh’ders Fund FSF 692 411 Freightways FRE 104.5 Goodman Prop Tr GMT 55 Guinness Peat Gr GPG Hallenstein Glasson HLG 460 86 Heartland NZ HNZ 244.5 Infratil IFT 283 Kathmandu Hldgs KMD 116.5 Kiwi Prop Tr KIP 1015 Mainfreight MFT 320 Metlifecare MET 134 Michael Hill Intl MHI Mighty River Power MRP 223 305 Nuplex Ind NPX 83.5 NZ Oil & Gas NZO 137 NZX NZX 231 Oceana Gold OGC 1460 Port Tauranga POT Precinct Properties PCT 102.5 137 Prop For Ind PFI 87 Pumpkin Patch PPL 273 Restaurant Brands RBD 694 Ryman Healthcare RYM 135 Skellerup SKL 516 Sky Network TV SKT 390 Sky City SKC 256 Steel & Tube STU Summerset Gr Hldgs SUM 309 225 Telecom NZ TEL 168 Tower TWR 481 Trade Me TME 713 TrustPower TPW 265 Vector VCT 138.5 Vital Hlth Prop Tr VHP 371 Warehouse Gr WHS 3560 Westpac Banking WBC 1590 Xero XRO

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Bathurst Resources, the Wellingtonbased miner, will pay as much as $600,000 for the assets of Canterbury Coal near Christchurch to expand its New Zealand business. The mining company has been operating the open cast mine near Coalgate as part of due diligence and during this time has won a three-year contract to supply up to 55,000 tonnes of coal a year to a local dairy processing plant, it said. – APNZ

Former Dominion Finance and North South Finance directors Rick Bettle, Vance Arkinstall and Paul Forsyth were sentenced in the High Court in Auckland to home detention for making untrue statements in relation to the failed finance companies. Bettle and Arkinstall, who pleaded guilty to five Securities Act charges including making untrue statements in offer

documents, were sentenced to 10 months home detention and 200 hours of community work. In addition, Bettle was ordered to pay $90,000 in reparations. Forsyth, who pleaded guilty to seven Securities Act charges including making untrue statements in offer documents, was sentenced to 11 months home detention, 200 hours of community work and ordered to pay $50,000 in reparations. Dominion Finance had about 5900 debenture holders with


Miner buys assets

By Tina Morrison


Michael Hill International, the jewellery chain that bears its founder’s name, lifted annual profit 9.6 per cent as sales growth was underpinned by the retailer opening new stores, offsetting flat revenue on a same-store basis. Net profit climbed to $40 million, or 10.3 cents per share, in the 12 months ended June 30 from $36.5 million, or 9.5 cents, a year earlier, the Brisbane-based company said in a statement. That was just ahead of First NZ Capital’s estimate of $39.1 million. – APNZ


Home detention for Dominion heads


Michael Hill lifts profit


In brief

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 NZX 50 index

4,513.88 –16.38 –0.36%

 NZX 20 index

3,583.15 –15.71 –0.44%

 NZX All index

4,811.23 –17.46 –0.36%

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 Falls 53


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At close of trading on August 16, 2013

 Dow Jones Indust.

15,112.19 –225.47 –1.47%

At close of trading on August 15, 2013

 FTSE 100 index

6,483.34 –104.09 –1.58% At close of trading on August 15, 2013

 Nikkei 225 index

13,650.11 –102.83 –0.75%

At close of trading on August 16, 2013



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Australia Canada China Euro Fiji Great Britain Japan Samoa South Africa Thailand United States

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TT sell

0.8706 0.8187 4.6238 0.5942 1.4474 0.5092 77.41 1.7043 7.8306 24.44 0.7968

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Saturday, August 17, 2013


Politically engaged citizens in short supply Coen Lammers EDITOR


eople in Methven, Rakaia and Hinds may see the upcoming elections as a bit of a waste of time. Granted, they have their say on the three candidates for the mayoral role, but otherwise there is not much to ponder for them. In the Eastern and Western wards of the district there are just enough candidates to fill the numbers while the next Methven Community Board will have to function with one less representative. This is a sad state of affairs for representative democracy in Mid Canterbury and raises the issue of how many people it takes to make decisions on behalf of 30,000 citizens. There will be three candidates for the top job and 13 applicants for the seven vacancies in the urban ward, but aside from that it is clear that politically engaged citizens are hard to find in Mid Canterbury. It is not because they are not interested, or not politically savvy, but many of us simply have too much going on in our lives to put that on hold for three years. And that’s what it takes to be an effective councillor. The commitment is enormous and the pay is inadequate, to put it kindly, to compensate for the work involved, inside and outside of chambers. So why not reduce the numbers on all representative bodies, including the Ashburton Trust? If the 400,000 citizens of Christchurch can be represented by 12 councillors, it seems odd that Mid Canterbury needs the same number. By reducing the seats, the remuneration pot would be shared by fewer councillors, thus offering a better pay packet for those who win a seat. This in turn might persuade other engaged citizens to put their hands up. The current council has copped a bit of flak over the years, but with several incumbents returning unopposed, the voters only get a limited chance to pass their verdict at the ballot box.



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feel for kids today. Dirt and bugs, cuts and broken bones are all forbidden. Risk is off the menu. Unity and conversation while sitting at the family table has gone since they clash with activity programmes which resemble some of our foremost athletes and performers. “Get inside, wash your hands and sit up at the table,” was probably the most familiar phrase to be heard along our street when we were kids. Probably the most affronted if we turned up any other way would’ve been my grandmother. The simplest day-today meal was served on a white table cloth, with white damask napkins threaded through silver rings. Butter and jam was served in dishes, and milk in jugs. Knives and forks had to be held the correct way, and what we called pudding was served with dessert spoons and forks. Our hands may have been thoroughly cleaned (there were inspections) but we usually came in wearing a bit of ground in blood and mud on other bits. That was wiped roughly without any grandstanding. We caught the usual childhood diseases, measles, mumps and chicken pox, and occasionally we would hear of someone with TB or polio going to hospital far away. Now the scary thing to worry about it seems is Hepatitis A. Last I noticed, 19 cases had been accounted for in Ashburton. Where has it come from? Has

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Our hands may have been thoroughly cleaned but we usually came in wearing a bit of ground in blood and mud on other bits

it been hiding somewhere? I remember some older person years ago saying a kid needed to eat a peck of dirt to get safely to adulthood. While I can no longer remember how much a peck is, it seemed a lot at the time. Perhaps we were raised tough because that’s what kept the Kiwis going while serving overseas. Although we are hearing of

cold leaky homes in some parts of the country, I’m pretty sure that in those days on average they were of a much lower standard. Materials were short, and there were waiting lists for homes with one bath, one loo and shared bedrooms. Now we are bombarded with health and safety messages, but is the accident and illness rate lower?

We survived. We’ve heard the excuses. Kids today are molly-coddled, they’re not allowed to play roughly outside, climb trees, fall off bikes, break bones. Another common one is it’s the chemicals used in the house, the garden, the foods, the plastics, the paint. It seems like a simple problem. What’s the simple answer? How about back to eating jammed in around the family table? I sit around the table packed with three generations of family a few times a year. It’s a special family time Maybe if we share our bugs by sitting in close proximity, we’d immunise ourselves and retain the strong healthy supportive families of the past.

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Unlocking Your Son’s Potential At Medbury School An Ashburton Guardian Advertising Feature


ou may have heard that Medbury is an excellent school for boys – and it is. At Medbury School they certainly know what it takes to make the boys happy and how to unlock their full potential. Headmaster Peter Kay takes an individual interest in every boy and his progress – an approach shared by all members of staff. The School provides a safe and caring environment where both dayboys and boarders thrive, guided by strong boundaries, clearly defined requirements and exceptional peer support. The School’s motto is ‘Play The Game’ which guides boys to make the very most of the opportunities Medbury has to offer. It reinforces an environment where there is equal pride in choirs, cultural activities and academic achievements as in team sports. Mr Kay believes that this diversity is essential, allowing boys to express their characters and strengths. Mr Kay reinforced the need for the School to teach boys to win and lose graciously, “Because in life they’ll need to know how to cope with both.” While sport, at all levels, is encouraged and celebrated, Medbury takes equal pride in its exceptional choirs, cultural achievements and extra-curricular activities. “Our aim is to unlock the potential in every boy”. The School operates on a very well established system of ethics and values, which are, for the greater part, supported by peers rather than by teacher

intervention. A particular source of pride for Mr Kay is the willingness of boys of all ages to play together and support each other. Boarding at Medbury School provides an entry into an exciting and welcoming ‘extended family’. Mr Kay believes that boarding at Medbury is not just about achieving academically, but holistically. The Boarding House provides a welcoming ‘home away from home’ for up to 43 boys and the dedicated team ensures that every boy receives the attention and support he needs to flourish. In addition, a ‘big brother’ system provides boys new to the Boarding House with friendly guidance and advice. Teachers, again maximizing the boys’ educational advantage, supervise homework. Communication between parents and boys is actively encouraged, with boys able to email daily, phone home during the week, or Skype regularly. Many boarders return home for the weekend after Saturday sport, though those who ‘stay in’ are well catered for with a diverse and engaging weekend programme.

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In addition to developing excellent work ethics and providing a broad and balanced education in a stimulating and caring environment, Medbury is also leading the way with 1:1 laptop classes. All boys in Years 5-7 have their own laptops; in 2014 this will extend to Year 8. Mr Kay believes their challenge is to provide an education that cherishes tradition, but prepares the boys for life in the 21st Century.

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MEDBURY SCHOOL OPEN DAY Thursday 29 August 9.00am-12.00pm The Headmaster will speak at 10.00am Boarding Scholarship available for 2014 for all round ability For more information contact Tanya Moore (Headmaster’s PA) on 03 351 6169 109 Clyde Road, Christchurch | | Ashburton Guardian Open Day August 2013.indd 1

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In brief Woman loses arm Officials reopened a Maui beach yesterday, a day after a shark bit off the right arm of a German visitor about 46 metres offshore. About 3 kilometres of beach in the resort community of Makena reopened at noon after lifeguards and firefighters surveying the ocean found no sign of sharks in the area, Maui County officials said. The woman, who was about 20 years old, was snorkelling at Palauea Beach when the attack occurred. The water was choppy and visibility was limited at the time. -AP

Area 51 acknowledged

Members of the Egyptians Army walk among the smoldering remains of the largest protest camp of supporters of photo Ap ousted President Mohammed Morsi, that was cleared by security forces, in the district of Nasr City, Cairo.

Crackdown toll soars to 638 By Maggie Michael Weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead in a Cairo mosque near the smoldering epi-centre of support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as the death toll soared past 600 from Egypt’s deadliest day since the Arab Spring began. World condemnation widened for the bloody crackdown on Morsi’s mostly Islamist supporters, including an angry response

from President Barack Obama, who cancelled joint US-Egyptian military manoeuvres. Violence spread yesterday, with government buildings set afire near the pyramids, policemen gunned down and scores of Christian churches attacked. As turmoil engulfed the country, the Interior Ministry authorised the use of deadly force against protesters targeting police and state institutions. The Muslim Brotherhood, trying to regroup after the as-


sault on their encampments and the arrest of many of their leaders, called for a mass rally on Friday in a challenge to the government’s declaration of a monthlong state of emergency and a dusk-to-dawn curfew. At least 638 people were confirmed killed and nearly 4000 wounded in the violence sparked when riot police backed by armoured vehicles, snipers and bulldozers smashed the two sitins in Cairo where Morsi’s supporters had been camped out for

six weeks to demand his reinstatement. It was the deadliest day by far since the 2011 popular uprising that overthrew autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak and plunged the country into more than two years of instability. Also The United Nations Security Council called on both the Egyptian government and the Muslim Brotherhood to exercise “maximum restraint” and end the violence spreading across the country. Council members called for national reconciliation. -AP


Report: NSA spying broke Car bomb kills 18 in Beirut privacy rules many times By BasseM Mroue and Zeina KaraM

The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reported yesterday. Most of the infractions involve unauthorised surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by law and executive order. They range from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of US emails and telephone calls, the Post said, citing an internal audit and other top-secret documents provided it earlier from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, a former systems analyst with the agency.

In one of the documents, agency personnel are instructed to remove details and substitute more generic language in reports to the Justice Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The Post cited a 2008 example of the interception of a “large number” of calls placed from Washington when a programming error confused US area code 202 for 20, the international dialling code for Egypt, according to a “quality assurance” review that was not distributed to the NSA’s oversight staff. In another case, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which has authority over some NSA operations, did not learn about a new collection method until it had been in operation for many months. -AP

A powerful car bomb tore through a bustling south Beirut neighbourhood that is a stronghold of Hezbollah yesterday, killing at least 18 and trapping dozens of others in an inferno of burning cars and buildings in the bloodiest attack yet on Lebanese civilians linked to Syria’s civil war. The blast is the second in just over a month to hit one of the Shiite militant group’s bastions of support, and the deadliest in decades. It raises the specter of a sharply divided Lebanon being pulled further into the conflict next door, which is being fought on increasingly sectarian lines pitting Sunnis against Shiites. Syria-based Sunni rebels and militant Islamist groups fighting to topple Syria’s President Bashar Assad have threatened

to target Hezbollah strongholds in Lebanon in retaliation for intervening on behalf of his regime in the conflict. Yesterday’s explosion ripped through a crowded, overwhelmingly Shiite area tightly controlled by Hezbollah, turning streets lined with vegetable markets, bakeries and shops into scenes of destruction. Dozens of ambulances rushed to the site of the explosion and firefighters used cranes and ladders to try to evacuate terrified residents from burning buildings. Some fled to the rooftops of buildings and civil defence workers were still struggling to bring them down to safety several hours after the explosion. The blast appeared to be an attempt to sow fear among the group’s civilian supporters and did not target any known Hezbollah facility or figure. -AP

The CIA is acknowledging the existence of Area 51 in newly declassified documents. George Washington University’s National Security Archive obtained a CIA history of the U-2 spy plane programme through a public records request and released it yesterday. National Security Archive senior fellow Jeffrey Richelson reviewed the history in 2002, but all mentions of Area 51 had been redacted. Richelson says he requested the history again in 2005 and received a version a few weeks ago with mentions of Area 51 restored. -AP

Charge dismissed A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a hit-and-run driving charge against singer Chris Brown. The judge said Brown had reached a civil compromise with the other driver and City News Service says the misdemeanor charge was dropped yesterday. Brown didn’t attend the hearing. Brown claims he traded insurance information with the woman after his Range Rover struck her Mercedes in Toluca Lake in May. His attorney says he accidentally gave the woman the wrong insurance information. -AP

TV actress dies That ‘70s Show actress Lisa Robin Kelly has died at age 43. Manager Craig Wyckoff says Kelly died at a Los Angeles addiction treatment facility she had entered early this week. No official cause of death was disclosed. Kelly portrayed Laurie Forman, sister of Topher Grace’s lead character Eric, on the Fox series. It concluded in 2006. Unlike some of her co-stars — Grace, Ashton Kutcher and Laura Prepon — Kelly fell out of the spotlight after appearing on the sitcom until she started making headlines for personal troubles. -AP

Cayman, US agreement The Cayman Islands says it has reached agreement with the United States to provide information on accounts held by American citizens to comply with a sweeping US law designed to combat tax evasion. The British Caribbean territory, considered the world’s sixth largest financial centre and a major haven for mutual funds and private equity, said the texts of the new pacts will be made public once an official signing ceremony is held. The Cayman government said the pacts are tied to a US law called the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which was enacted in 2010 and expected to take effect next year. -AP

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Fitter Turner/Machinist

Offal Room Supervisor

Robertson Manufacturing Ltd is a locally owned company situated in Hinds, manufacturing agricultural equipment. This person is to run our machine shop and produce machining for our manufacturing of agricultural equipment, mainly feedout equipment and fertiliser spreaders that we produce for New Zealand and export worldwide. To fill this position you must possess the following skills/attributes;

Factory Team Member Permanent Part Time Position / Full Time Potential Canterbury Long Run Roofing Ashburton are manufacturers and suppliers of Long Run Iron, Ridges, Flashings and all other associated roofing products. We are looking for an additional factory team member who is physically fit, as this role does require some heavy lifting. This position would suit a motivated person who is looking for long term employment and who works well in a team environment.

• Tidy appearance • Time management skills • Good communication skills • Ability to work unsupervised • Good machining skills This is a permanent full time position for an experienced fitter turner/machinist. Please apply in writing with your CV to: The Manager Robertson Manufacturing Ltd PO Box 6 Hinds Or email Applications close August 20, 2013

While this position is part-time initially there is potential for it to become a full time role in the future. You would need to have the following attributes: • Customer focused • Always thinks in the best interest of the company • Outgoing personality and works well in a team environment • Excellent work ethic and the ability to use your initiative • Works well under pressure • Holds a current full drivers licence If you have all of these qualities and you would like the opportunity to join our team, please apply in writing including your CV with two or more references to: Canterbury Long Run Roofing Ashburton P.O Box 5009 Tinwald, Ashburton 7740 Attention: Megan McAtamney – Production Supervisor or Email: Applications close: Monday 26th August

Hardware Assistant Manager

Due to an increase in work load we are looking for a Experienced Auto Electrician to join our team. The position is available for a skilled New Zealand trained technician to work within the company. Must be self motivated and be able to work unsupervised, have an up to date knowledge of a variety of vehicles and be willing to learn. Field work will be involved and you will be supplied a vehicle that is fully equipped with stock to do most jobs.

Due to an increased workload we require a person for the Assistant Manager’s position. This person will assist the Manager on a day-to-day basis helping to control stock and increase sales. The successful applicant will in the Manager’s absence be able to carry out the Manager’s duties.

The skills required for this role are: - Able to perform repairs and installations on all vehicles and machinery systems competently and confidently - Ability to correctly diagnose faults and failures - Have a ‘fix it once’ ethic - A current New Zealand drivers licence.

The essentials are:

Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

A background in building products or the building industry would be an advantage. • Excellent customer service focus • Computer skills and accuracy • Self motivated with a pleasant manner for sales • Be able to manage staff • Ability to use initiative

The position offers great job satisfaction and the opportunity to join a team of staff who enjoy working together. In return we offer fantastic staff buying privileges and solid job security. If you think you are the one to help us then apply in own handwriting enclosing a CV to:

Autosparks Ltd 187 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700 Ph: 03 307 2696 Or phone Tony Houston 0274 55 22 72 Kevin Pooke 0274 55 22 54

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Due to an increasing workload, we require the assistance of an experienced Machine Operator - to drive a Skid Steer loader. Applicants for this position are required to have: • Tidy appearance • Good work ethic • Attention to detail • The ability to communicate well with clients • HT licence • Physical fitness Remuneration to be negotiated on experience. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence. Please email your interest to Warren Mackenzie at or phone directly on 0272 502502.

Some heavy lifting would be required and forklift experience would be an advantage.

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South Pacific Meats Ltd is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Supervisor to join our team based at our Burnham plant in Christchurch. We are seeking expressions of interest for an experienced and qualified Supervisor for the Offal Room. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a high level of accuracy, knowledge of the industry requirements, staff management and computer skills. The primary objective of this role is to ensure the smooth running of the offal room. The key responsibilities include: • Ensure labour resource is utilised to maximise efficiencies and throughput • All compliance and regulatory requirements are strictly adhered to ensuring that the process is in control under HACCP • Ensure all offal room operations are carried out to maximise utilisation while meeting customer specifications • Staff training, development and mentoring • Health and safety compliance • Continuous improvement • All documentation is recorded and processed in an accurate and timely manner. If you are looking to be challenged and want to join a successful, growing organisation then send a full resume to: Wayne Lindsay, Health and Safety/HR Coordinator, PO Box 8, Rolleston. Or, alternatively, you can apply onsite, at our plant situated at: 1044 Two Chain Road, Burnham.

GROUND WORK SERVICES is a landscape construction business with a large rural and urban clientele.

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Cook/Kitchen Staff Required We require someone to help our existing team to cater for our live in staff during the silage season running October 2013 to March 2014 General cooking abilities required, experience cooking for large numbers would be helpful but not necessary. Working weekends will be required on a roster system. Possibility of flexible hours depending on applicants. Must have own transport For more information please call 03 302 5890 Please apply by email to

Electricians A position has become available for a qualified electrician to join our busy team. A good ability to work in a team environment is essential, ensuring the customers expectations are met at all times. A wide range of tasks will be required in this job, from Servicing, Domestic and Commercial Electrical Wiring, Digital Tv and Data Wiring and Sound System Wiring. There is an opportunity to progress your career in the Refrigeration industry if you desire. The right applicant for this job can expect a generous remuneration package, depending on experience. Training will be provided for areas of less experience. Please call 3087182 or apply to Your confidentiality will be guaranteed.

Pest Control Technician Trainee Wanted for established local business • Must have full drivers license • A pride of personal appearance and good people skills • Excellent wages Please apply in own writing, including resume, to: PO Box 6023, Ashburton, 7742 Applications close August 31, 2013

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We need two Electricians to fill positions on local projects. The work is interesting and the wages will be hard to beat. If you are interested in finding out more about joining our team and working on a variety of installations in the South Canterbury area, please contact:

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Finance Officer/Administrator Due to the retirement of a long standing employee Safer Ashburton is now looking to employ a new Finance Officer / Administrator. Safer Ashburton is a non-profit trust working in a number of areas providing services and programmes that support and strengthen individuals and families enabling them to make good choices. We have a reasonable turnover employing 20 staff across 13 project areas so require a capable individual with demonstrated attention to detail to oversee this level of accounts and payroll. If you have demonstrated experience in the following we would love to hear from you. 9 Payroll (we currently use ACE Payroll) 9 Producing monthly cost centre and consolidated financial statements 9 Producing annual financial statements for audit 9 Accrual accounting 9 Processing PAYE, GST, FBT and ACC 9 Banking, invoicing, payments, etc 9 Proficient in accounting and other related software packages. (We currently use Quantum) Given our work it is important to us that any potential candidate is a caring individual who supports and values the work we do and values and respects all people. We are looking for a real team player with a bright personality and a passion to support the work of our organisation. This position is for an average of 25 hours per week and will suit someone looking for permanent part time work in an office full of great people doing fantastic work.

Driver / Serviceman We are a small family run transport company based in Ashburton with a focus on servicing the building industry and rural sector. Due to an increased workload we require two new members to join our team. We are looking for a Class 5 Driver with the ability to turn their hand to any job required. Tip truck/crane truck experience would definitely be an advantage. Some shift work is required from time to time. A Serviceman/Driver to do basic servicing and emergency repair work on our fleet and as a floating driver when needed. You will need to be customer focused, have a sense of humour and able to work unsupervised. In return we offer a good hourly rate with overtime, tidy equipment and small team atmosphere to work in. Please apply in your own hand writing with CV and references to;

With an asset base of 672 million and annual revenue of 54 million, this role will provide challenge and diversity that surpasses other employers. We’re looking for an accountant with exceptional people skills and a positive outlook who is ready to further their career. You’ll need to be committed to providing a high level of service and great at prioritising your own work while being flexible enough to change priorities. The Ashburton District Council offers competitive market based salaries, training and career development opportunities and a range of health benefits. Based in Ashburton, our district will provide you and your family a lifestyle unrivalled by most with Mt Hutt and Lake Hood at your doorstep and Christchurch just down the road. To make the most of this unique opportunity, see the position description and apply online by 21 August 2013.

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This position is for immediate start. Please forward your CV and contact details to: The General Manager Email Post Mouldings Unlimited SI Ltd P.O. Box 333 Ashburton 7740

Full-time Permanent Position Sunday-Thursday

Applications close Friday August 30, at 12 noon

This vacancy involves the full spectrum of accounting duties: management, financial and auditing; whilst also acting as an account manager providing advice to colleagues. You will contribute to the development and maintenance of the financial modules of our computer system, providing reports and ensuring usability.

Mouldings Unlimited SI Ltd is a small growing company that was established four years ago and has seen year on year growth.

Public Programmes Coordinator/Technician

20 William Street, Ashburton, Ph: 03 308 1395

Management Accountant

We require the services of either an experienced Plastic Rotational Moulder or we will give consideration to someone who is willing to learn. You must be able to work with minimal supervision and be part of a small team.

PO Box 237 ASHBURTON 7740

For an application pack please contact Safer Ashburton at:

We offer a collegial, family friendly and flexible work environment.

Plastic Rotational Moulder

Purpose of Position

Company Representative Building Supplies Company Representative Farm Buildings (Two Positions) We are looking for a experienced Building Supplies Sales Representative and a Farm Building Salesperson, to become part of our team based in Ashburton. Their role is to plan and carry out direct sales activities such as maintain and develop relationships with prospective and current clients. This includes communicating with clients, responding and follows up sale enquiries. The successful applicants must have a good understanding of new house builds or farm buildings with a eye for detail, and with excellent communication skills. They should be able to build sustainable relationships with our clients. To be successful in this role you will: • Excellent building product sales experience. • Good knowledge of New Zealand Building Codes and construction legislation. • Computer literate. • Be able to manage many workloads and meet deadlines. • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential. • Have excellent communication skills – as you will be required to liaise at all levels with a range of people. • Highly responsive and ‘business savvy’. This position offers fantastic opportunities for progression within the organisation and the sooner the start the better the transition into the role – so we would like to hear from you today. If this sounds like you, please send your CV with cover letter outlining your relevant skills and current circumstances to: Allan McCormick Helmack ITM 92 Dobson Street ASHBURTON

All applications remain confidential and close on Friday 30 August 2013.

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To assist in the formulation of an AAG publicity and public programmes strategy in consultation with the Manager/Curator. To provide technical assistance in delivering the Ashburton Art Gallery’s annual programme of exhibitions and events. Applications close 25 August 2013 at 5pm. For an application form and position description contact: Ashburton Art Gallery PO Box 573, Ashburton 7740 Email:

» COF Mechanic » Fleet Serviceman Rooney Earthmoving is one of New Zealand’s leading privately owned civil contractors specialising in earthworks and civil projects. The organisation employs 215 staff and operates a significant fleet of heavy machinery in the South Island. The Ashburton Branch of Rooney Earthmoving has a vacancy for a COF Mechanic and a Fleet Serviceman with work attributes including: • Skills that include previous experience working on road transport equipment • Motivated self starters who demonstrate initiative • Reliable and flexible with the ability to work unsupervised These are permanent positions reporting to the Ashburton Workshop Manager. The successful applicants will be based at the Ashburton workshop with a focus on mechanical work and general servicing. Wages and conditions will be negotiated with the successful applicants. Applicants need to apply with references to: Alister Jopson, PO Box 403, Ashburton 7740 Phone: (03) 308 6011 Email: Applicants must have New Zealand residency or hold a valid work permit.

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

Rural Retail Sales Manager

Rural Retail Sales Manager



Copper, Brass,

• Friendly family environment • Full-time permanent role • Irrigation and pumping equipment

RUGBY, NETBALL Aluminium etc. • Friendly family environment and HOCKEY • Full-time permanent role August 31, at 7pm • Irrigation and pumping equipment

You will be responsible for the retail store and warehouse, merchandising, supplier liaison and inventory.

liaison and inventory. Courtesy Van

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Senior Qualified Accountant And/or Intermediate

Full-time position

To be successful, applicants will have: • The ability to work well in a team environment • Experience or interest in Trade/DIY • Excellent communication and people skills • Accuracy • Reliability • Ability to use initiative


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Lachlan Ross Happy 1st Birthday Have a wonderful day. Lots of love always Mummy and Dadda. xxx

You will be responsible for the retail store and warehouse, merchandising, supplier a team of staff who enjoy working together.

maximum. liaison and inventory. In return we offer fantastic staff buying privileges and solid job security. To enquire,Salary please phone Al Coll on commensurate with your 027 229 1444 or Deb Francis on 021 224 5000 Please email your CV along with a covering experience. Make the change, enjoy the or send your CV with covering letter to letter to: challenge (Quote and join the team. Contact ref TWRSM) or post to us now with your CV to: Lyn Church, Human Resources, Mitre 10 MEGA, P.O. Box 35, Myers Business Solutions Malvern News Ashburton 7740

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Potato Seed Cutting Season

x Happy 1st Birthday, Thomas. Lots of revisions: love from all your 1 2 3 4 Aunties, 5 Grandparent, $0 $0 $25 $50 $75 Uncles and cousins.

Group Ltd Ashburton is currently advertising proof Talley’s 2013

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Portia O’Malley

Rachel your contact: Happy 3rd Birthday Portia. Love Mum, Dad, Bree and Piper. xxx

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Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

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2pm Saturday 24th August St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Oxford Street. $10 entry inc. afternoon tea!

cost (excl gst) $140.00

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Asher Cavill Happy 3rd Birthday Asher. Love Mummy, Daddy and Indie. xxx

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Mastagard has an opportunity for looking to employ individuals for the a driven and dynamic manager upcoming potato seed cutting season. This is to lead team at the Ashburton job:the expected to run from early September 2013, C45517 PLEASE NOTE: Resource Recovery Park. The roll is that we have prepared this until early November 2013. A forklift licence 3 to day operations, advertisement proof based on our size: for7 xday format: b&wwould be beneficial but not necessary, as all Emma Williams responsible understanding of the instructions Happy 7th Birthday staff management, communication training will be provided. received. In approving the publication run date position sort cost (excl gst) with council and contractors along Emma. Lots of love advertisement, it is client’s responsibility Applicants should apply via email to $223.23 Ashburton Guardian Sat 17 Aug Sits Vacant to check the accuracy with detailed monthly reporting. Mum, Dad, Amy and of both the or by advertisement, the media and the Central Canterbury Newswith have Wed 21 Aug Sits Vacant $166.53 The successful applicant phoning Thomas Stephens on 021 213 0247. Sophie. xxx position nominated. Selwyn Times $168.84 management and logistics experience Tue 20 Aug Sits Vacant Cancellation of adverts booked with Malvern News Sits Vacant $125.58 and minimum intermediate computer Fri 23 Aug media will incur a media cancellation fee of $50. skills.

If this sounds like you then please forward your CV and covering letter to Jacob Stapleton at Phone: 021 860 711

of Christchurch sing Madrigals, Shanties, Spirituals and other songs

Asher Cavill Happy 3rd Birthday Asher. Love the Nannies, Gran, Grandad, uncle Si and Lyndall. xxx

Thomas Reid Happy 1st Birthday, Thomas. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Leah and James.

Rachel Proof read by:_______________________________ With: _______________________________ Date:_______________________________ tested: x Thomas checked: Reid

A competitive salary package will be negotiated for the successful applicant.

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211 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton (03) 307 61 30

We have modern integrated systems including MYOB, Banklink, Acclipse and Xero.



We design, we build, we innovate.

Our practice is seeking applications from suitable persons for either of the above roles within our BAS Division. Ideally with previous accountancy experience.

Music for New Found Lands

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


Rural Retail Sales Manager

All applications remain confidential and close on Friday, August 22, 2013

Dobson Street West Ph: 307 8302 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: 7.30am - 12 noon

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To enquire, please phone Al Coll on 027 229 1444 or Deb Francis on 021 224 5000 or send your CV with covering letter to (Quote ref TWRSM)

Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton has a vacancy to join our busy building supplies team. The position involves working in our building supplies department as a salesperson. This position is full time and will include rostered weekends.

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loan trailer available! Mid-Canterbury FREE From a shovel load to a trailer load.supplier You be responsible forMetal the retailRecycling store and warehouse, merchandising, DJ,will Supper and


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Ethan CumberlandCroton Happy 9th Birthday “big boy”. Lots of love Mum Astra and Opel. xxoo Ethan Cumberland Happy 9th Birthday. Lots of love Nana, Grandad, Aunty Angela, Uncle Paul and Cousin Blake. xoxo Sekali McGoon Happy 5th Birthday mate enjoy your school days. Love Mum, Dad, Nyomi and Kara. xx Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

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Immaculately presented larger family home on popular west side. This sunny home has fresh neutral colourways and new flooring throughout. Roomy lounge/dining room, five bedrooms or four and a separate living space. Two bathrooms, loads of storage, three car garaging and easy care section.

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NEW HOLLAND sq baler. NH sq baler wanted to buy, older model 268, 269, 274, 276 or similar in good order. Please ph 027 224 7368 / 03 312 6403.

Office 308 6173 or Mob 027 438 4706


HOME handyman available. Minor repairs, painting etc. Ph 027-677-1952.

Pre - Dinner Drinks from 5.30pm

PLUMBER / Drainlayer Log fire installations, bathroom and kitchen renovations, plumbing repairs, hot water cylinder replacements. Peter Young reg. Plumber and Drainlayer phone 03 307 7582 or 027 280 0889.


Three Course Dinner at 6.00pm

Having a Garage Sale?

Charity Auction

Call the Guardian for all your classified requirements. 307 7900

Guest Speaker


‘Rugby Sevens & All Black Legend’ Table of 8 $720.00

Book tickets by calling the MCRU Office on 308 8718 or 027 222 9338

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Weekend Services



4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, privacy and safety films for glass. FREE quotes - 20 years local service. Bill Breukelaar - phone 0800 368 WANTED - used Ford, 468. Belarus and Massey Ferguson tractors in any FOR: Welding – Mig, Arc, condition. Freephone Mild steel fabrication. Sand0800-888-343. blasting. Competitive Rates – Quality assured. Phone Kurt at Action Sandblasting Ltd. 027-332-4549 or 308-4226.

Karen Groves

Cost per head: $90.00


10.30am - 12 noon. Saturday and Sunday evenings: 6.30pm - 7pm. Methven Pharmacy, 101 Main Street, Methven. Saturday and Sunday open: 4pm 6pm.

ROOFING - for all your roofing requirements, new roofs, reroofing, commercial, insurance claims, repairs. Licensed building practitioner, Wiki, Vision Roofing, phone 027-476-0203.


Annual General Meeting Electricity Ashburton Limited t/a EA Networks TUESDAY 20 August 2013 5.30 PM Bradford Room Ashburton Trust Event Centre Wills Street ASHBURTON

DIAL 111 in the event of a Medical or Accident Emergency Saturday-Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm Closed Statutory Holidays. Group Bookings by arrangement

- 24 hour service MID CANTERBURY SPCA HML Home care Medical Limited WEEKEND EMERGENCY PHONE - Ring 0800 700 155 for FREE 24hr COMMUNITY POOL NUMBER: All enquiries - Inspector John Health Advice. WEEKEND HOURS: Sat & Sun 7am - 7pm. Keeley: 308 4432 or 0274 342 646 MENTAL HEALTH DUTY DOCTORS HOSPITAL VISITING HOURS Call free on 0800 222 955. Ask for the Crisis MAIL CLOSING TIMES MID CANTERBURY ANIMAL SHELTER This service is for EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASHBURTON HOSPITAL Team. ASHBURTON MAIL CENTRE Contact (cats) Andrea 021 892 939 or (dogs) CARE ONLY. Please remember your GENERAL WARDS - (Medical and Surgical): SAFE CARE - 24 hr Rape and Sexual FAST POST: Mon - Fri 6pm Dawn 021 828 350 Community Services Card. DAILY, 2.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm STANDARD POST: Mon - Fri 6pm Assault Crisis Support. Ph: 03 364 8791 VETERINARIANS Emergency phone until 8am Monday 7.30pm POST DELIVERY CENTRES VICTIMS SUPPORT GROUP CANTERBURY VETS - Ph 03 307 0686, - 0800 700 155. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Allenton: Mon - Fri 5pm 24 hr- Freephone 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 363 West Street, Ashburton. Saturday clinic: Sealy Street Medical Practice, Sealy Street CHALMERS WARD Tinwald: Mon - Fri 5pm 846) - Direct dials to a volunteer. 9am-12 noon. Weekend emergencies: Steve will be the duty doctor for Saturday and (including Assessment, Treatment & Methven: Mon - Fri 4.30pm Ashburton Office 307 8409 week-days, Williams. Sunday until 8am Monday. They will hold Rehabilitation Unit) - OPEN VISITING. Rakaia: Mon - Fri 4.30pm 9am - 2pm - outside of these hours leave a CARE VETS - Ph 03 308 2327, 246 Tancred surgery from 10am until 12noon and from MATERNITY WARD - DAILY, 10am - 8pm. ASHBURTON’S STREET RECEIVERS message. Street, Saturday clinic: 10am - 2pm. 6pm until 7pm. No appointment necessary. -Husbands and patient’s own children may Business Area: Mon - Fri 5pm Weekend emergencies: Refer Vet Ent. Surgery phone 308 1212. . ALCOHOL DRUG HELP LINE visit the patient from: 7am - 10pm. Residential Area: Mon - Fri 1pm Call us free on (0800 787 797). TUARANGI HOME (Cameron St) - DAILY, VETLIFE ASHBURTON - Phone 03 307 METHVEN & RAKAIA AREA INFORMATION CENTRES Lines open 10am - 10pm Seven days. -unrestricted visiting. 5195, Cnr East St & Smithfield Rd, Ashburton. or weekend doctor and emergency details ASHBURTON - Sat 10am until 2pm. Saturday clinic 9am-12 noon. Weekend please For weekend doctor and emergency LIFELINE ASHBURTON REST HOMES: Sun CLOSED. details please telephone the Rakaia Medical emergencies: Lge: Gemma Batchelor, Toni Toll-Free: 0800 353 353 COLDSTREAM HOUSE — DAILY, Public holidays from 10am until 2pm. Centre, ph 303 5002. Johnston, Olivia Sutton, Richard Cuthbert,. unrestricted visiting. Phone 308-1050. OMMUNITY ERVICES Ashburton Hospital DOES NOT Small: Jess Wood. CAMERON COURTS — DAILY, unrestricted METHVEN - Saturday and Sunday 9am provide an accident and emergency service. visiting. ART GALLERY VET ENT RIVERSIDE - Phone 03 308 2321, 5.45pm. Phone 302-8955 or Except in cases of emergency persons Phone 308 1133. Baring Square East, 1 Smallbone Drive, Ashburton. Saturday PRINCES COURT — DAILY, unrestricted requiring medical attention must consult Ashburton. clinic: 9am-12 noon. 24-hour weekend visiting. BUS DEPARTURES their own or the duty general practitioner. Sat & Sun: 10.00am - 4.00pm EMERGENCY DENTIST Reservations and timetables, 24-hour service. emergencies: Large: Andrew Robinson, Phil Persons subsequently requiring treatment Closed Public Holidays. Stoakes, Neroli Wall. Small: Juan Gray. If you do not have or cannot contact your Freephone for reservations: 0800 802 802. at Ashburton Hospital must have a general ASHBURTON PUBLIC LIBRARY BUSES - Southbound: 9.30am, 3.20pm. ASHBURTON VETS - Ph 021 657 232, 149 regular dentist, please phone 027 683 0679 practitioners Cameron Street Ashburton: The duty vet for for the name of the rostered weekend dentist Havelock Street. Ph 308 7192. Northbound: 12.30pm, 5.10pm. PHARMACIES emergencies this weekend is: Lyn Holmes. in Christchurch. Hours 9am-5pm, Saturdays, Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm Unichem Ashburton Pharmacy, cnr Burnett Sundays and Public Holidays. NIMAL ERVICES Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm Full emergency service all weekend. and East Streets, Ashburton. Saturday open DOG, STOCK & NOISE CONTROL ASHBURTON MUSEUM from: 9.30am - 12.30pm. Sunday open from: ELPLINE ERVICES Baring Square East, Ashburton. Ph 308 3167 Ashburton District Council 03-307-7700


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







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Our Lady of the Snows School Methven (formerly known as Convent School).

Centennial Celebrations

A range of events to cater for all ages.

October 18 and 19, 2013 To see the programme and to obtain a registration form, please contact Annemarie McCloy Ph 302 1817


Registrations close Friday, October 4

SITUATIONS WANTED MOTORING ACCOUNTS and/or office admin parttime work wanted. Experienced bookkeeper, evenings and weekends ok. Call 027 443 5722 or 03 307 7125. DAIRY position required from now through 2013/2014 season, with one or two bedroom accommodation. Ph 027 927 1428.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

2004 MITSUBISHI Lancer S/W. High km’s, good runabout. $3,500. Text or call 022 151 9125. MAZDA 2011 SP25, 5 door hatch, travelled only 28,000km. Auto, triptronic. All the bells and whistles. Colour: grey. As new condition. Still has 12 month warranty remaining on new car warranty plus servicing during this period. Great value $29,000. Phone 027-4341774.

WANTED labouring work or preferred farm work. Phone MITSUBISHI Galant 1999. 027 357 3276. 2.4 litre tiptronic, mag wheels, 123,000kms, serviced regularly. Good condition. PUBLIC NOTICES $4,250. Phone 308-8613. Can anyone help with the whereabouts of WANTED: Austin A40 or A60 Angus and Karen pickup. Will look at any McGregor who were condition but would prefer a dairy farming between complete running vehicle. Methven & Ashburton. Phone 03 308 1098. They have 3 children and we believe they moved to Australia. We WHEEL alignments at great would love to get in conprices. Maximise the life tact with them again. of your tyres with an If you have any details alignment from Neumanns please contact Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills Daniel on 0212165089. Street. Phone 308-6737.

Broccoli 2 for $3


Pears 1kg $1.79 bag Rua Potatoes 10kg $5.99bag Seedless Grapes $3.99punnet Cauliflower $1.99ea Also available Baker Boys Family Pies $4.99ea

74 Melcombe Street Three Bedrooms Web ID AS510 $330 per week 14 Kitchener Street Three Bedrooms Web ID AS529 $320 per week

Specials available from 13/08 - 20/08


40 Thomson Street Three Bedrooms + Playroom Web ID AS534 $335 per week

Road The Green Grocer Main SouthTinwald

Fresh Fruit & Vege

28 Orr Street Three Bedrooms Web ID AS532 $330 per week 2 Queens Drive Four Bedrooms Web ID AS535 $410 per week



Guardian Classifieds 307 7900 MEETINGS, EVENTS Hinds Tennis Club AGM

References required

Alana 0274 736 825 Michelle 027 77 66 497 Better in Blue


Monday, September 2 7pm Davidson Room, Hinds Community Centre All past, present and perspective members welcome. Enquiries ph: Sue on 303 6040


Mid Canterbury Provincial Rural Women NZ A.G.M.


Tinwald Tennis Club August 28, 2013 7.30pm At 27 Carters Terrace, Tinwald, Ashburton. All members and new members are welcome.

Friday, August 23, 2013 11am Domain Pavilion Walnut Avenue. All welcome.





BUYER of unwanted animals. Cattle, bobby calves, horse and all farm animals. We also sell pet food. Call Nick’s Pet Food 0272 101 621, A/H 03 322 7626.

LOST, FOUND LOST AND FOUND – Bracelet Embroided motif with silver link and ending. Lost Wednesday at Robert Harris Car Park or RSA. Ph 308 6212.

LET OR LEASE WANTED - shed space short term for classic fire engine, 1x9.5m bay. Ph Richard 027 539 9910.


KALE for sale, Hinds area, ph FREEMAN meadow hay, 027 274 3477. approx 100 bales, at LAMB grazing wanted for Rangiora. $90 plus GST per Sep/Oct, top money paid for bale. Ph 021 828 303 or 027 top feed. Numbers to suit. 653 6593. Ph Mitch 027 313 1320 or 302 1787. OLD mad pine logs - $45 per tonne. Split Macrocarpa $150. Green bluegum $150. URGENTLY Green old man pine $120. Both 3.6m3. Shane James REQUIRED 303 7063.


128 R1 Dairy Heifers Phone Rachel Schmack 0275 889 098.


100% WOOL carpet with rubber underlay, beige colour, AKAROA - CHARMING, 6.8 x 5.1m, excellent spacious holiday home, 3 condition. $450 ono. Phone bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all 302 4746. electric heating. Sky, all mod cons, short walk to village. FIREWOOD dry blue gum Phone Brian 307-8000 or $250, wet blue gum $150, green larch $140. All per 3m3 308-6180. split and delivered. Ph Tim Boyd Elite Firewood Ltd 303 GRAZING 6280. FLOAT hire - single, double and tandem. Reasonable FIREWOOD - old man pine, rates. Morrison’s Saddlery & dry and under cover. Four Feed. Phone 308-3422 any- and six metre loads. Phone Ron Harris. 0274-652-122 time.

ACCOMMODATION, RENTAL AVAILABLE to rent 3 bedroom. Family home East side with large double garage. $320 per week, references required. Phone 307 7593 or 027 206 0503.

LANDLORDS. Don’t leave the management of your valuable asset in the hands of a company that’s primary POTATOES: Rua. $30 bag income is from selling properties. Property delivered. Phone 308 5972. management is our sole focus 24/7. Contact B&N SCOOTER’S - new and Properties Ltd now, 0800 111 secondhand three and four 252 wheel electric scooters and wheel chairs. Call Fred Reddecliffe at Electric RAKAIA, 2/3 bedroom Mobility Ashburton today. unfurnished house. Phone 308-3602 $285p/wk, min 1yr contract, suit mature, semi retired, fully fenced, sunny, log burner, pet ADULT negotiable, refs definite. ENTERTAINMENT Available August 24. Tel 03 302 7955 eve. ASIAN, new, pretty, hot and sexy. 25 years, busty 36DD, long hair. Two ladies, special price. Good massage and good service. Phone Jessie 022-324-8167.

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CINDERELLA, available everyday, genuine calls only, no texting please. Phone 021 0233 9259.

307 7900

Daily Events Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. New members always welcome. Methodist Church hall, Baring Square East.

Sunday 8.00am ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. 8.30am HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass, Thomson Street, Tinwald. 9.00am ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy communion. Harrison Street. 9.00am FOREST & BIRD. Big planting day! Help continue cration of Plains shrubland. Harris Reserve, Lovetts Road.

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

10.00am - 12 noon ASHBURTON VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald.

10.00am - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVAITON MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

1.30pm MID CANTERBURY SOCIAL WHEELERS. 14km road race. Register from 1pm. Fords Road, near the sale yards. Tell your favourite handy hint. 31 Tancred Street, Ashburton.

9.30am ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH. Morning worship with Rev Tevita Taufalele. Methodist Church Lounge, Baring Square East. ST PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Bible Sunday - Morning worship. All welcome. 65 Oxford Street. ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Worship service, 48 Allen’s Road, Allenton. 10.00am ASHBURTON MODEL AERO CLUB. Radio controlled aeroplane flying, weather permitting. Lovett’s Road, off Maronan Road. 10.00am HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mass, Sealy Street.

ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. All age service. Park Street. ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Church service with Rev David Brown, cnr Havelock and Park Streets. ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy communion every Sunday. 151-153 Thomson Street, Tinwald. 10.00am - 4.00pm ROBIN ARNST. Retrospective works. Favourite works for sale, some have never been seen before. Ashburton Arts Society, Short Street Studio. 10.30am VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall).

EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Worshipping god and transforming lives. 63 Princes Street, Netherby. 11.15am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Worship service. Greenstreet Worship. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. Racecourse Road. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 2.00pm ASHBURTON MUSICAL CLUB.

Concert - “Musical Hi jinks”. Sinclair Centre, Park Street, Ashburton. 4.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Messy Church. 48 Allens Road, Ashburton. 7.00pm VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Worship God and study his word. 131 Thomson Street, (Tinwald School hall). ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Church service in the Sinclair Centre with Rev David Brown. Cnr Havelock & Park Street. 7.30pm TINWALD CYCLING CLUB. AGM meeting. All members welcome, please support your club. Tinwald Clubrooms.

enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street. 9.30am - 10.30am AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Ladies exercise classes. Senior Centre, Cameron Street. 10.30am - 11.30am AGE CONCERN ASHBURTON. Men’s exercise classes. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road. 1.15pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Mahjong - counting, all welcome. Waireka Crouqet Club, the domain, Philip Street.

2.00pm GREY POWER. Speaker Kathryn Snook. Managing medication. Senior Centre. 6.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road. 7.30pm

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

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Church Services Jubilee Christian Fellowship

Cnr Cass & Havelock Sts,

Phone 308 5409 10am Website Every Sunday 10am Morning Service All Welcome Speaker: Pastor David Jensen

Calling all believers. Baby dedication Victory is yours now!! Life 2 da MAX (Kids Church) 206 Cameron Street Creche Available Pastors Jim & Ida Heath Refreshments to follow Ph 308 7511 6.00pm Bring and share tea and Missions evening


Axel Blake Brokenshire was born on August 8, weighing 6lb 6oz, to proud parents Yendis Albert and John BrockenPHOTO SUPPLIED shire.

131 Thomson Street (Tinwald School Hall) Sunday Morning 10.30am Sunday Evening 7pm Wednesday night Bible Study, 15 Cross Street 7pm We hope to see you this Sunday!

For more info please call Pastor Mike Grove 308 4695

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

10.00am You’re very welcome! Cnr Cass & Cameron St 308 7610 - 308 7062 St David’s Church 48 Allens Road Everyone welcome

Assembly Of God Sunday Meeting

William Frederick Thompson was born to proud parents Christopher Thompson and Jane McKenzie on July 20 at Christchurch Women’s Hospital, weighing 7lb 11oz. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Celebrate and honour your loved ones

10.30am Hakatere Marae SH1, Fairton You are welcome Enquiries Phone 308-8699

For all your classified requirements.

Phone the Guardian 307 7900 Hugh John Harris arrived into the family of Fiona Prout and Ray 150713-KC-022 Harris on July 15, weighing a healthy 7lb.

Staff management and recruitment professionals. 975 8505

190 East Street Ashburton Phone 308 8945



Laura King and Todd Reveley welcomed Lachlan into the world on August 1, weighing 7lb 9oz. A new brother for Zavier, 2. 020813-KC-027

TLC for your VIP

Quality Preschool

Contact us today on: Richard: 027 279 8952

Office: 308 9039

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

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

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Saturday, August 17, 2013 TV ONE

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6am Te Karere 3 2 0 6:30 Country Calendar 3 0 7am Rural Delivery 7:30 Fair Go 3 0 8am The Claim Game 3 8:30 60 Minute Makeover 9:30 Come Dine With Me Omnibus PGR 3 Noon There’s No Taste Like Home 3 1pm Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook 3 0 1:30 Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals 30 2pm The Chase 0 3pm Four Weddings PGR 3 0 4pm First Crossings 3 0 5pm F Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge 3 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Country Calendar 0 7:30 N Heston’s Fantastical Food Heston Blumenthal creates super-sized versions of meals and treats, bringing back the excitement of childhood food. 0 8:30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries AO 0 9:40 M Goldfinger PGR 1964 Action. Sean Connery, Gert Frobe. 0 11:55 M How About You AO 2007 Comedy Drama. Joss Ackland, Hayley Atwell. 0 1:45 Emmerdale PGR 3 0 3:55 Infomercials 5:30 The Key Of David

CHOICE TV 6:30 Better Homes And Gardens 8am Gardeners World 8:30 The Stagers 9am Galleons Of Spice 9:30 Pioneer Woman 10am Location, Location, Location 11am West End Salvage 11:30 What’s Really In Our Food Noon Bath Crashers 12:30 Storage Hoarders 1:30 Better Homes And Gardens 3pm Gardeners World 3:30 Guide To The Good Life 4pm My Dream Home 5pm Clodagh McKenna – Irish Food Trails 5:30 Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals 6pm Carter Can 6:30 Belfast Zoo 7pm Lonely Planet – 1000 Ultimate Experiences 7:30 Natural World PG Chimpanzees of the Lost Gorge. 8:30 Being Erica A series about a plucky but flailing young woman who travels back in time to fix past mistakes. 9:30 Sugartown 10:30 Guide To The Good Life 11pm My Dream Home


Midnight Clodagh McKenna – Irish Food Trails 12:30 Belfast Zoo 1am Natural World PG 2am Lonely Planet – 1000 Ultimate Experiences 2:30 Blokes AO 3am Being Erica 4am Sugartown AO 5am Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals 5:30 Carter Can


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6am Special Agent Oso 3 0 6:25 Buzzy Bee And Friends 3 0 6:30 Pocoyo 3 0 6:40 Jake And The Neverland Pirates 3 0 7am Stitch! 3 0 7:25 Matt Hatter Chronicles 0 7:50 Phineas And Ferb 3 0 8:15 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 8:40 Sym-Bionic Titan 3 0 9:05 Angry Birds Toons 0 9:10 Adventure Time 0 9:35 Regular Show PGR 0 10am Totes Maori 3 10:30 Neighbours Omnibus 3 0 12:55 Shipwrecked – The Island PGR 1:55 The Amazing Race Australia PGR 3 0 3pm Extreme Makeover – Home Edition 0 3:55 Dream Home 3 0 5:05 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:35 F According To Jim 0 6pm Wipeout USA 0 7pm Dream Home – Offcuts 0 7:30 M The Water Horse PGR 2007 Adventure. Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin. 0 8pm L Lotto This week’s Lotto draw. 8:05 The Water Horse PGR Continued. 0 9:40 M Maid in Manhattan PGR 2002 Romantic Comedy. Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes. 0

6am Charles Stanley 6:30 Gone Fishin’ 3 7am Outdoors With Geoff 3 7:30 Knight Rider 3 8:30 Infomercials 9:30 The Nation 10:25 Both Worlds 11am 3rd Degree Presents The Vote Noon The Little Couple 3 12:30 The Little Couple 3 1:05 The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills PGR 3 2:05 Pregnant In Heels PGR 3 3:05 The New Normal PGR 3 3:40 House Rules 3 5pm Outdoors With Geoff Geoff Thomas showcases the outdoors in New Zealand and abroad. 5:30 The Winter Games Highlights from the Queenstown region. 6pm 3 News 7pm Destroyed in Seconds PGR 0 7:30 Ice-Road Truckers PGR 0 8:30 SVU AO When a reality-TV producer is accused of raping an actress, his arrest leads to a hostage situation; Benson’s bond with ADA Haden intensifies. 0 9:30 Blue Bloods AO 0 10:30 The Winter Games

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Moe 7am Rocko’s Modern Life 3 7:30 Invader Zim 3 7:55 All Grown Up 3 8:20 Scaredy Squirrel 3 8:40 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 – Fused 3 9:05 Redakai 3 9:55 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Moe 3pm Barney And Friends 3 3:30 Bryan And Bobby 3 3:40 Pukana 2 4:05 What’s Up Warthogs 3 4:30 Victorious 3 5pm Mr Young 3 5:30 Big Time Rush 3 6pm The Simpsons 3 0 6:30 M Balto 3 1995 Animated. Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda, Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins. 0 8:10 The Real Housewives of Orange County PGR Vicki hosts a dinner party; Peggy and Alexis engage in a feud. 9:10 N Vanderpump Rules PGR Lisa Vanderpump opens her exclusive Hollywood restaurant and lounge, SUR. 10:05 Excused AO 10:55 Million Dollar Cash Game PGR

6am Home Shopping 11:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? UK 3 Noon Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) 12:30 The Crowd Goes Wild Omnibus 3 2:40 Must Be The Music 3 Rapper Dizzee Rascal, jazz-pop musician Jamie Cullum, and singersongwriter Sharleen Spiteri search for Britain’s best undiscovered music artist. 3:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Canterbury v Taranaki. From AMI Stadium, Christchurch. 5:30 Prime News 6pm Conviction Kitchen When a waitress goes missing, the team fears the worst; Curley encourages his staff to give something back to the community. 7pm Storage Wars 7:30 Secret Millionaire UK Roisin Isaacs, who began as a nurse, and went on to make a fortune in the health-care industry, abandons her fur coat and her hot tub and goes to Dundee, Scotland. 8:30 Wife Swap UK PGR 9:35 Fairy Jobmother AO 10:40 Top Gear Australia PGR

6am Golf – PGA Tour Canada (Highlights) ATB Financial Classic. 6:30 Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) Wyndham Championship – Round One. 7am L Golf – US PGA Tour Wyndham Championship – Round Two. From Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. 9am Inside The PGA Tour 9:30 Cycling – Arctic Tour Of Norway (Highlights) 10:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Counties Manukau v Wellington. 12:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Canterbury v Taranaki. 2:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Hawke’s Bay v Manawatu. From McLean Park in Napier. 4:30 Grassroots Rugby 5:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Southland v Tasman. 7:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Waikato v Northland. From Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. 9:30 L Rugby – International Australia v New Zealand. From ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

11:45 M Hereafter AO 2010 Drama. Matt Damon, Cecile de France, Bryce Dallas Howard. 0 2:10 M Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist PGR 2008 Comedy Drama. Michael Cera, Kat Dennings. 3:50 The Celebrity Apprentice PGR 3 0 5:30 It Is Written 3

11pm Outrageous Fortune AO 3 Cheryl seeks solace from an unlikely quarter; Pascalle decides Judd may actually be a saint. 0 Midnight Criminal Intent AO 1am Infomercials 5am Hillsong 5:30 Charles Stanley

11:55 Infomercials

11:35 Rugby – International (Delayed) Australia v New Zealand. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 1:40 Home Shopping

12:30 Rugby – International (Replay) Australia v New Zealand. From ANZ Stadium in Sydney. 2:50 L Rugby – International South Africa v Argentina. From Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. 5am Rugby – International (Replay) South Africa v Argentina.

MAORI TV 10am Toku Reo 3 2pm Waka Ama 3 Highlights from the 2013 Waka Ama National Sprint (outrigger canoe) competition at Lake Karapiro, Cambridge. 3pm L Rugby League – Fox Memorial Shield Grand Final – Mt Albert Lions v Pt Chevalier Pirates. 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Te Tepu 3 2 6:30 Joe’s World On A Plate Hong Kong.

THE BOX 6am Criminal Minds 16VS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Fear Factor M 8:10 The Simpsons Super Saturday PG A marathon of The Simpsons episodes. 10:15 Raw MC 1pm 24 Marathon MVLS 4:30 The Simpsons Super Saturday PG A marathon of The Simpsons episodes. 7pm The Simpsons PG 7:30 Lie To Me MV 8:30 Cajun Pawn Stars PG 9pm Counting Cars PG 9:30 Ax Men PG 10:30 The Unit MV 11:30 Chuck MVS


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

SKY SPORT 2 6am Total Rugby Reflecting on the best of rugby union around the world. 6:25 Athletics – IAAF World Championships (Replay) Day Seven, Evening Session. From Moscow, Russia. 9:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Highlights) Counties Manukau v Wellington. From EcoLight Stadium in Pukekohe. Heston's Fantastical Food Secret Millionaire UK 10am NRL Footy Show 7:30pm on TV One 7:30pm on Prime Noon Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Broncos v Eels; DISCOVERY SKY MOVIES MOVIES GREATS Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles. 6:30 Mythbusters PG Myths 7:50 Lethal Weapon 3 MVL 1992 6:40 The Making Of Safe House 12:30 L Rugby League – Reopened. 7:30 Mythbusters PG Action. Mel Gibson, Danny Glover. MVL Holden Cup Raiders U20 v Bulldogs 8:30 ET Fishing Escapes PG 9:50 Garfield – A Tail Of Two 7am Courageous MV 2011 Drama. U20. From Canberra Stadium. 9:30 Tuna Wranglers PG Kitties 2005 Comedy. Breckin Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel. 2:30 L Rugby League – NSW 10:30 Deadliest Catch PG Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill 9:10 True Justice – Dark Cup Mounties v Illawarra Cutters. 11:30 Top Hooker PG Vengeance MV 2011 Action. Steven Murray (voice), Billy Connelly. 12:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Seagal. 11:10 Boogeyman MC 2005 Horror. From Canberra Stadium in Canberra. Wade PG Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy 4:30 L Rugby League – NRL 10:40 Tower Heist MLS 2011 1:30 Mythbusters PG Lawless. Comedy. Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy. Raiders v Bulldogs. From Canberra 2:30 Auction Kings PG 12:25 The Woman In Black MC 2012 12:40 Unfaithful 16VS 2002 Drama. Stadium in Canberra. 3pm Auction Hunters PG Horror. Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer. Diane Lane, Richard Gere. 6:55 L Rugby League – NRL 3:30 American Guns M 2:45 Crimson Tide ML 1995 Action. 2pm Biography – Megan Fox PG Cowboys v Titans. From 1300Smiles 4:30 Sons Of Guns M Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman. 2010 Documentary. 5:30 Man v Wild PG 4:40 Fear MVLS 1996 Thriller. Reese Stadium in Townsville. 2:50 This Means War MVLS 2012 6:30 Backyard Oil PG Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Alyssa 9:20 L Rugby League – NRL Comedy. Reese Witherspoon, Chris Dragons v Sharks. From Win Stadium 7pm Auction Kings PG Milano. Pine. 7:30 Yukon Men M 6:20 The Fugitive MV 1993 Action. in Carlton. 4:30 Gone MVL 2012 Thriller. 8:30 Deadliest Catch PG Tommy Lee Jones, Harrison Ford. 6:05 The Help M 2011 Drama. 11:30 Rugby League – NRL 9:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 8:30 High Crimes MV 2002 Thriller. (Replay) Cowboys v Titans. From 8:30 Men In Black 3 MV 2012 Sci-fi 10:30 Sons Of Guns M Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd. Comedy. 1300Smiles Stadium in Townsville. 11:30 Shadow Ops PG 10:30 Billy Madison ML 1995 10:20 Rock Of Ages MLS 2012 SUNDAY Comedy. Musical. SUNDAY 1:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Highlights) 12:30 Auction Hunters PG 1am SUNDAY SUNDAY Southland v Tasman. From Rugby Auction Hunters PG 1:30 Man v 12:25 Cat Run 18VLS 2011 Action. Midnight The Fugitive MV 1993 Wild PG 2:30 Bear Grylls’s Wild 2:10 Voodoo Moon 16V 2006 Action. 2:10 High Crimes MV 2002 Park Stadium in Invercargill. 2am L Rugby – World Club Weekend PG 3:30 Bear Grylls’s Horror. Thriller. 4:05 Billy Madison ML Wild Weekend PG 4:30 Flying Wild 3:40 Cat Run 18VLS 2011 Action. 1995 Comedy. 5:35 Crimson Tide Sevens Day One. From Twickenham in London. Alaska PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 5:25 Gone MVL 2012 Thriller. ML 1995 Action. 7pm Te Kaea 2 7:30 M Twins PGR 1998 Comedy. A physically perfect, but innocent, man meets his twin brother, a short, small-time crook, and they go in search of their mother. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito. 9:25 Journey To The West 10:25 Homai Te Pakipaki 3 11:25 Te Kaea 3 2 11:55 Closedown

0 Closed captions; 3 Repeat; 2 Maori Language. RATINGS: 16 Approved for persons 16 years or over; 18 Approved for persons 18 years or over; AO Adults only; C Content may offend; L Language may offend; M Suitable for mature audiences; PG/PGR Parental guidance recommended for young viewers; S Sexual content may offend; V Contains violence. Local Radio: NewsTalk ZB 873AM/98.1FM FM Classic Hits ZEFM 92.5; Port FM Local 94.9, 98.9 and 106.1

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Television Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Sunday, August 18, 2013 TV ONE

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6am Rural Delivery 3 6:30 Tagata Pasifika 3 7am Praise Be 7:30 Attitude 0 8am L Sailing – America’s Cup Coverage of races one and two in the Louis Vuitton Cup final from San Francisco Bay. 10am Marae Investigates 10:30 Waka Huia 11am Q+A Noon Football – Premier League Coverage from the opening round, featuring reigning champions Manchester United v Swansea City. 2pm F The Voice Australia 30 4pm The Zoo 3 0 4:30 Animal Rescue PGR 3 0 5pm N Our World – Survival Tales From The Wild 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Sunday 0 8pm The Food Truck Chef Michael van de Elzen sets out to create a healthy Mexican feast. 0 8:30 Call the Midwife AO Cynthia’s district nursing rounds find her administering daily insulin injections to diabetic John Lacey, a bully who consistently belittles his wife Annie. 0 9:40 Mr Selfridge AO 0 10:40 Winners and Losers PGR 3 0 11:35 Sailing – America’s Cup (Highlights) Races one and two in the Louis Vuitton Cup final from San Francisco Bay. 12:25 Q+A 3 1:35 Emmerdale PGR 3 0 3:35 Infomercials 5:30 Believer’s Voice Of Victory

CHOICE TV 6am Clodagh McKenna – Irish Food Trails 6:30 Christ Embassy. 7am My Dream Home 8am Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals 8:30 Carter Can 9am Days Of Our Lives Omnibus PGR Noon Natural World 1pm Belfast Zoo 1:30 Guide To The Good Life 2pm Lonely Planet – 1000 Ultimate Experiences 2:30 Being Erica Erica is a plucky, but flailing, young woman who travels back in time to fix past mistakes. 3:30 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 4pm Cheese Slices 4:30 Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast 5:30 The Story Of Wales 6:30 N2K PGR 7pm Travel Wild 7:30 Storage Hoarders 8:30 M Stolen AO 2011 Thriller. A fast-paced human trafficking thriller about modern-day child slavery. Damian Lewis. 10:30 Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast 11:30 Saturday Cookbook


12:30 N2K PGR 1am The Nutters Club AO 1:30 Storage Hoarders 2:30 M Stolen AO 2011 Thriller. Damian Lewis. 4:30 Travel Wild 5am Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 5:30 Cheese Slices


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6am Life TV 6:30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong 7am Charles Stanley 8am The Nation 9am Three60 9:30 Think Tank 10am Hamish And Andy Caravan Of Courage – Australia v New Zealand PGR 3 0 11:10 Would I Lie To You? 3 11:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 3 0 11:55 Entertainment Tonight Weekend 1pm King Of Dirt 3 1:30 King Of Dirt 3 2pm 111 Emergency PGR 3 0 2:30 Noise Control PGR 3 0 3pm Motorsport – Speedway Grand Prix (Highlights) Round Six. From Poland. 3:35 Motorsport – DragRacing Nationals (Highlights) From the Taupo Motorsport Park. 4:05 Motorsport – New Zealand Rally Championship 5pm Wild Life At The Zoo 3 0 5:30 The Winter Games 6pm 3 News 7pm M The Spy Next Door 7pm M Ice Age – Dawn of the Dinosaurs PGR 2009 PGR 2010 Action. Animated. Sid attempts to Jackie Chan, Amber Valetta. 0 adopt three dinosaur eggs 8:55 M Salt and gets abducted by their AO 2010 Action. mother to an underground A CIA agent goes on the run lost world. Voice of Ray after a defector accuses her of Romano, John Leguziamo, being a Russian spy. Denis Leary. 0 Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, 9:05 The Best of The Graham Chiwetel Ejiofor. 0 Norton Show AO 3 10:05 Would I Lie to You? UK AO 10:45 The Winter Games (Highlights)

6am Special Agent Oso 3 0 6:25 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 30 6:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 7am What Now? 10am Shortland Street Omnibus PGR 3 0 Noon M Daddy Day Camp 2007 Comedy. Cuba Gooding jr, Tamala Jones. 0 1:50 Mad 3 0 2pm The Lying Game PGR 0 4pm F Ellen At her weekly reading group, Ellen finds a note insulting her, and discovers it was Phil, who has a grudge against her because she mentioned his toupee. 4:30 F The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 3 0 5pm Hart Of Dixie PGR 3 0 6pm F Girl v Boy 0

12:45 M The Mist AO 2007 Drama. Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden. 2:45 Infomercials 3:20 Jeremy Kyle AO 3 4:10 It Is Written 3 4:40 Anderson Live PGR 3 5:30 Infomercials

FOUR 6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Moe 3 7am Rocko’s Modern Life 3 7:25 Invader Zim 3 7:50 All Grown Up 3 8:15 Scaredy Squirrel 3 8:40 Go, Diego, Go! 3 9:05 Wonder Pets 3 9:30 Dora The Explorer 3 9:55 Sticky TV Omnibus Noon Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Moe 3 3pm Barney And Friends 3 3:30 Bryan And Bobby 3 3:40 Pukana 2 4:05 What’s Up Warthogs 3 4:30 Victorious 3 5pm Mr Young 3 5:30 The Suite Life On Deck 3 6pm Sabrina – The Teenage Witch 3 0 6:30 Sabrina – The Teenage Witch 3 0 7pm Raising Hope PGR Sabrina’s mother has hired the camera crew from Modern Family to film the wedding. 7:30 Top Chef PGR 8:30 How I Met Your Mother PGR 3 9pm Rules of Engagement PGR 3 9:30 Rob AO 9:55 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia AO 10:25 The League AO (Starting Today) 3 10:55 Entertainment Tonight Weekend

11:50 Infomercials 11:15 M Untraceable AO 3 2008 Crime. An FBI agent must find a serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Billy Burke. 0 1:25 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV


7am Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) Wyndham Championship – Round Two. From Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. 7:30 L Golf – US PGA Tour Wyndham Championship – Round Three. From Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. 10:30 Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Raiders v Bulldogs; Cowboys v Titans; Dragons v Sharks. 11am Cricket – English Domestic Twenty20 Final. Teams and venue TBA. 2:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Auckland v North Harbour. From Eden Park in Auckland. 4:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Otago v Bay of Plenty. From Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. 6:30 Rugby – ITM Cup Week 7pm Rugby – International (Highlights) South Africa v Argentina. From Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. 7:30 Rugby – International (Replay) Australia v New Zealand. From ANZ Stadium in Sydney. 9:30 Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Warriors v Penrith. From Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland.

11pm Killing Time AO 3 11:55 Rugby League – NRL (Delayed) Warriors v Panthers. 1:40 Home Shopping

11:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) 1:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Highlights) 2am Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) 2:30 Rugby – International (Replay) 4:30 Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) 5am L Golf – US PGA Tour

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 2 1:30 Rugby – Fox Memorial Shield (Replay) Sharman Cup Final – Richmond v Otara. 3:30 Rugby League – UK Super League Warrington v Widnes. 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Waka Huia 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 My Country Song Show that presents emerging songwriters and singers from smalltown New Zealand.


SKY SPORT 2 6am Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Broncos v Eels; Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles. 6:30 Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Raiders v Bulldogs; Cowboys v Titans; Dragons v Sharks. 7am Rugby – International (Replay) Australia v New Zealand. From ANZ Stadium in Sydney. 9am Rugby – International (Highlights) South Africa v Argentina. Ice Age – Dawn of the From Free State Stadium in Dinosaurs, 7:00pm on TV3 Bloemfontein. 9:30 Rugby – World Club Sevens (Highlights) Day One. SKY MOVIES MOVIES GREATS 7:30 Fear MVLS 1996 Thriller. Reese 11am Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) 7am This Means War MVLS 2012 Comedy. Reese Witherspoon, Chris Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Alyssa Waikato v Northland. 1pm Rugby – International Pine. Milano. (Highlights) Australia v New Zealand. 8:35 The Help M 2011 Drama. 9:05 The Fugitive MV 1993 Action. 1:30 L Rugby – Holden Cup Emma Stone, Viola Davis. Tommy Lee Jones, Harrison Ford. Warriors U20 v Panthers U20. From 11am Rock Of Ages MLS 2012 11:15 High Crimes MV 2002 Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland. Musical. Julianne Hough, Diego Thriller. Morgan Freeman, Ashley 3:30 L Rugby League – NRL Boneta, Tom Cruise. Judd. Warriors v Panthers. From Mt Smart 1:05 Men In Black 3 MV 2012 Sci-fi 1:10 Billy Madison ML 1995 Comedy. Will Smith, Tommy Lee Stadium in Auckland. Comedy. Adam Sandler, Bridgette Jones. 6pm Sky Sport – What’s On Wilson. 2:50 What’s Your Number? MLS 6:30 Athletics – IAAF World 2:40 Men Of Honor ML 2000 2011 Comedy. Anna Faris, Chris Championships (Highlights) Day Drama. Robert De Niro, Cuba Evans. Eight. From Moscow, Russia. Gooding jr. 4:35 The Debt 16VL 2010 Thriller. 7:30 Golf – US PGA Tour Helen Mirren. 4:45 Metro 16VL 1997 Action. Eddie (Highlights) Wyndham 6:30 New Year’s Eve ML 2011 Murphy, Kim Miyori. Championship – Round Three. Romantic Comedy. Hilary Swank, 6:40 Guess Who MS 2005 Romantic From Sedgefield Country Club in Ashton Kutcher. Comedy. Bernie Mac, Ashton Greensboro, North Carolina. 8:30 Safe 16VL 2012 Action. Kutcher. 8pm Football – Arsenal TV 10:10 A Few Best Men 16VL 2011 8:30 Blood Diamond 16V 2006 (Replay) Arsenal v Aston Villa. From Comedy. Drama. Emirates Stadium, London. 11:50 Contraband 16VL 2012 10:55 Fast And Furious MVLS 2009 11pm L Rugby – World Club Action. Action. Sevens Day Two. From Twickenham MONDAY in London. MONDAY 1:40 All Souls Day 16VS 2005 Horror. 12:45 Men Of Honor ML 2000 MONDAY 3:10 The Debt 16VL 2010 Thriller. 4:30 Rugby League – 40/20 5:05 All Souls Day 16VS 2005 Horror. Drama. 2:50 Metro 16VL 1997 Action. 4:45 5:30 Rugby – International 6:35 New Year’s Eve ML 2011 Blood Diamond 16V 2006 Drama. (Highlights) Australia v New Zealand. Romantic Comedy.

8:30 N Velvet Dreams AO An unseen narrator goes in search of a painting of a Polynesian princess that he has fallen in love with, meeting artists, fans and critics of the kitsch art genre. 9:30 M The Orator AO 2011 Drama. Fa’afiaula Sanote, Tausili Pushparaj, Salamasina Mataia. The Food Truck 11:20 Te Kaea 2 8:00pm on TV One 11:50 Closedown


6am 24 Marathon MVLS 9:20 Ax Men PG 10:15 The Unit MV 11:10 The Simpsons Super Saturday PG A marathon of The Simpsons episodes. 1:15 Lie To Me MV 2:05 Cajun Pawn Stars PG 2:30 Counting Cars PG 2:55 Raw MC 5:45 WWE Main Event MC 6:45 SmackDown! MC 8:30 Camelot 16VLS Morgan’s plan to overthrow Arthur is exposed, and Sybil is executed when she claims credit. 9:30 Falling Skies MV 10:30 Monk PGV 11:30 WWE Main Event MC

6:30 Mythbusters PG Steam Cannon. 7:30 Mythbusters PG Duel Dilemmas. 8:30 Shadow Ops PG 9:30 The Big Brain Theory PG 10:30 Man v Wild PG Northern Australia. 11:30 Sons Of Guns M 12:30 Yukon Men M 1:30 Mythbusters PG Food Fables. 2:30 Mythbusters PG 3:30 Mythbusters PG 4:30 Mythbusters PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Mythbusters PG 7:30 Mythbusters PG 8:30 Sons Of Guns M 9:30 Backyard Oil PG 10pm Auction Kings PG 10:30 American Guns M 11:30 Auction Kings PG

12:25 SmackDown! MC 2:05 Camelot 16VLS 3am Falling Skies MV 3:50 Family Business 18S 4:20 Monk PGV 5:10 Lie To Me MV

Midnight Auction Hunters PG 12:30 Sons Of Guns M 1:30 River Monsters With Jeremy Wade PG 2:30 Top Hooker PG 3:30 Deadliest Catch PG 4:30 Flying Wild Alaska PG 5:30 Auction Kings PG



6am Religious Programming 10:30 Sport Box The best of the past week’s sports from New Zealand and around the world, highlighting sport for young New Zealand fans. Noon Rugby League – NRL (Highlights) Raiders v Bulldogs. 1pm Hot Property 3 1:30 Grassroots Rugby 2:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Highlights) Round One. 4:30 Junior MasterChef Australia 3 There are two heats to secure another eight positions in the Junior MasterChef top 20. 5:30 Prime News 6pm Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6:30 Nigella Bites 3 Nigella Lawson shares her favourite weekend recipes, including Greek lamb with pasta, and clementine cake. 7pm Storage Wars The buyers are in San Francisco, where Barry finds an apprentice and an old pair of boxers, while Jarrod and Brandi discover something top secret. 7:30 Top Gear PGR The boys take a cruise down the River Avon in a hovercraft; Hugh Jackman is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. 8:45 Weekend Murders – Midsomer Murders AO 3


0 Closed captions; 3 Repeat; 2 Maori Language. RATINGS: 16 Approved for persons 16 years or over; 18 Approved for persons 18 years or over; AO Adults only; C Content may offend; L Language may offend; M Suitable for mature audiences; PG/PGR Parental guidance recommended for young viewers; S Sexual content may offend; V Contains violence. Local Radio: NewsTalk ZB 873AM/98.1FM FM Classic Hits ZEFM 92.5; Port FM Local 94.9, 98.9 and 106.1

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Family Notices

HEAVEN – Proud parents Chantel and Corey, along with darling big sisters Annabel and Georgia, are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Riley Jade on Friday, August 9. A massive thank you to our wonderful midwife Biddy, the team at Ashburton maternity and our family. JACKSON – Jon, Anna (nee Couper) and big sister Libby would like to announce the happy and long awaited arrival of Greta Rose, born August 13, 2013. A big thank you to Sandra Scott and the team at Christchurch Women’s.

Peck – Andrew and Fiona are thrilled to announce the arrival of Callum Alexander (8lb 6oz) on August 11. Logan and Hamish are very proud of their new brother. Thanks to Biddy and everyone else that have helped out.

DEATHS FOUGÈRE, Mary Bray – On August 15, 2013 (peacefully), at Rosebank Hospital, Ashburton, in her 91st year; very dearly loved wife of the late Rodney, very much loved mother of Geoff, Peter, and Barb, dearly loved mother-in-law of Rosemary Du Plessis, Alison Fougère, and Hugh Drake, loved and cherished grandma of Sam and Sus, Robert and Lisa, Thomas and Sacha, Jack and Adele, Ben and Anna, Hamish, and Lucy and greatgrandma of Ella, and dearly loved AFS mother of Jeff Wassmann. A service to celebrate Mary's life will be held at St John's Anglican church, Wai-iti Road, Timaru on TUESDAY, August 20 at 2.00 pm, followed by private cremation. Our sincere thanks to the staff of Rosebank for their excellent care of Mum over the last eighteen months and to Presbyterian Support in Timaru. Betts Funeral Services FDANZ LYSAGHT, Andrew (Andy) – Loved brother and brother-inlaw of May and Steve Sugrue; James (Jim); Bid and George Lysaght (all deceased). Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. R.I.P.




LYSAGHT, Andrew (Andy) – 25 September 1920 - 15 August 2013. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Kathleen (Sister Daniel) McDonnell; Jack and Sheelagh McDonnell; Dorothy and Bill Heenan; Moira and Martin Shelley; Jim and Vera McDonnell; Dan McDonnell, Leo and Nan McDonnell (all deceased.) Loved uncle of all his nieces and nephews. R.I.P.






DEUART, Harold Clifford – In loving memory of our uncle, who passed away one year ago on August 17. Will not be forgotten. From his nieces and nephews.




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Forever young Forever in our hearts. We remember with love and pride, our fun and loving son, brother and friend. His life - our blessing His death - our tragic loss. Raylene, Leo, Sam, Robbie and Peter Breen.

Members are requested to attend the cemetery service of their late Comrade Andrew Lysaght (Andy) Reg #407702. Please assemble at the Ashburton New Lawn WILSON, Warren Ross 10 years ago Cemetery at 3.00pm. Medals Gone from our lives may be worn. But not from our hearts With love we remember a Malcolm Hanson brother, friend and uncle, President Melanie, Tony, Jasmine, McKAY, Gideon James Jackson, Jayde and James (Sandy) Read. 42251 Cpl 1 Div. Amn. Coy. NZASC Peacefully on August WILSON, Warren – 8, 2013 at Montecillo Our brother, friend and uncle. Veterans Home; in his 97th Your humour we miss, year. Dearly loved father of Your memory we treasure, Sandra (deceased) and Tom, Missing you always, Bruce and Heather, Keith and Forgetting you never. Maggie, Yvonne and Stuart. Paula, James, Oliver and Dearly loved granddad and Ella. poppa of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS law of Agnes and Ben SMALL, Nita – Beatson and loved uncle of Nita’s family would like to his nieces and nephews. sincerely thank all the people Special thanks to the staff at who sent messages of Montecillo for the care and sympathy at the sad loss of support given to Sandy. At our much loved wife, mum, Sandy's request a private nana, sister, mother in law, service has been held. sister in law, neighbour and Messages to 34 Hazel friend. We appreciate all the Avenue, Caversham, cards, support, baking, phone calls and visitors, during this Dunedin 9012. Hope & Sons Ltd, FDANZ. time. Nita would have been humbled at the amount of lives she has touched. Thank Please note all late death you to Father Gray and to notices or notices sent out- those who donated to St side ordinary office hours Vincent de Paul Society. A must be emailed to: special mention to the carers and nurses who looked after to ensure publication. Nita. Please accept this as a During office hours notices personal acknowledgement. may also be sent to: TULLY, Francis Brendan (Frank) – Any queries Frank’s family sincerely thank please contact all who sent cards, messages 0800 of sympathy, flowers and ASHBURTON baking, at the sad loss of a (0800-274-287). loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle and greatMASTER great uncle. The large MONUMENTAL MASON attendance at Frank’s Requiem Mass was a E.B. CARTER LTD humbling experience to know For all your memorial he touched so many lives. requirements Thank you to Father Gray for New headstones and designs his support. Your donations to Renovations, St Vincent de Paul were Additional inscriptions, much appreciated. A special Cleaning and Concrete work thank you to all who assisted Carried out by qualified at the scene of Frank’s tradesmen. accident and the Doctors and 620 East Street Ashburton Nurses of the Intensive Care Ph/Fax 308 5369 Unit at Christchurch Hospital. or 0274 357 974 Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement. NZMMMA Member


Waimate less than 30 fine

mainly isolated cloudy drizzle drizzle few showers fine showers clearing showers 30 to 59


isolated snow thunder flurries

sleet thunder

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TOMORROW Rain, easing in the afternoon. Fresh northeasterlies.


MONDAY Rain gradually clearing but remaining cloudy. Fresh northeasterlies.

Rain, with snow to 1300 metres, easing in the afternoon. Wind at 1000m: NE 40 km/h. Wind at 2000m: NE 40 km/h.




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Rise 7:24 am Set 5:50 pm


Good fishing Set 4:39 am Rise 2:33 pm

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Bad fishing

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 11.8 17.2 Max to 4pm 8.0 Minimum 3.9 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm August to date 9.4 Avg Aug to date 31 2013 to date 592.0 432 Avg year to date Wind km/h SW 20 At 4pm Strongest gust NW 44 Time of gust 1:30am


Rise 7:26 am Set 5:49 pm

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River Levels

Forecasts for today

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Cloud increasing, rain developing about the divide. Strong northerlies.


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Increasing high cloud. Northerlies, strong in exposed places.



Increasing fine spells. N strengthening.



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Increasing fine spells. Strong northeasterlies.

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FZL: Lowering to 1600m

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Rain gradually clearing but remaining cloudy. Fresh northeasterlies.


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FZL: 1700m

Rain, heavier north of Mount Cook. Snow above about 1500 metres. Wind at 1000m: SE tending NE. Wind at 2000m: NE 50 km/h.

Rain with easterly winds.

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A low over the northern North Island moves away to the east tomorrow leaving an east to northeast flow over the country. The flow turns northerly on Tuesday ahead of a trough approaching from the Tasman Sea.

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MONDAY: Rain clearing, but staying cloudy. Northeasterlies.





TOMORROW: Rain, easing in the afternoon. Fresh northeasterlies.




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Puzzles Saturday, August 17, 2013 CRYPTIC


ACROSS 1. Blot it out, blot it out a tree changes it (10) 6. Begin to move South and it will turn to the right (4) 10. What is a brain-cell? A frank, outspoken rating! (5,2,4,4) 11. Dodges the team on the ladder (9) 12. Unmarried, and topless but it’s warm here! (5) 13. So we’d arranged to use a divining rod (5) 15. Feverish Hector had no alternative but to give one carbon (6) 19. Old paper size, two pints of which amounted to nothing (6) 20. The barometer shows gales at first, girl (5) 23. It concerns one’s birth in South Africa (5) 24. Tried acting, as her reed was broken (9) 26. Ten chairs cost us more than the casual things one puts on them! (7-8) 27. Part of dress to attach draught animal to (4) 28. Additions giving one admittance to one with son, perhaps (10)






DOWN 1. Stood against one side of the stage and assumed an attitude (7) 2. Goes flat out? No prepares to go to sleep! (4,4) 3. Tartan trousers could have been worsted? Do leave it out! (5) 4. Extra fee for counsel fee she makes with the 3Rs (9) 5. They lift secret societies out of China (5) 7. A stab of pain makes one of two, for example, get up (6) 8. Put on another set of clothes to put things right! (7) 9. Analgesic begins giving one hope of attaining higher things (8)

14. Energy, with people of the upper classes, is par (8) 16. Where food’s prepared for company, all right for Head Office to use( 9) 17. With majesty in music, as to some variations (8) 18. Pardon me nasty mess I made of it! (7) 21. Followers of the Marquis said to change status at u-removal (7) 22. Strike at Terriers coming up on alternate course in zigzag (6) 24. The partial rigor or iciness of the dew (5) 25. Musketeer Thomas shortly had a leader (5)

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 7. Utter nonsense 8. Discouraged 12. Repose 14. Detail 16. Poster 18. Please 19. Recollected 23. Preponderance Down 1. Stud 2. Less 3. Income 4. Snared 5. Berg 6. Used 9. Impasse 10. Emanate 11. Flee 12. Rope 13. Sue 15. Eel 17. Ruling 18. Peeked 19. Rare 20. Cope 21. Trap 22. Dice QUICK Across 1. Pray 3. Lenience 9. Approve 10. Tames 11. Blandishment 14. Lit 16. Merge 17. Lot 18. Disappearing 21. Haiti 22. Picture 23. Caginess 24. Fens Down 1. Play ball 2. Alpha 4. Eve 5. Intemperance 6. Nominal 7. Else 8. Condemnation 12. Scrap 13. Staggers 15. Toiling 19. Inure 20. Chic 22. Pus



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QUICK ACROSS 1. Brags (6) 5. Dozed (6) 9. Scattered (6) 10. Earnings (6) 11. Duo (4) 12. Collapsed inwards (8) 14. Muffle (6) 16. Worn away (6) 19. Put on record (8) 21. Bottle that holds a drug (4) 22. Stay silent (colloq) (4,2) 23. Gourmet (6) 24. Break away (6) 25. Diminish (6)

DOWN 2. Fury (7) 3. Guided (7) 4. Awareness (9) 6. Declare invalid (5) 7. Trudged (7) 8. Feared (7) 13. Abundant (9) 14. Subtracts (7) 15. Antiquated (7) 17. Apparent (7) 18. Thoroughly inspect (7) 20. Pile (5)


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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) With life’s pressures easing back this not only gives you a chance to make up for lost time but to set some new precedents or rituals. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Go off script if you can, blowing away some cobwebs before moving into what is destined to be an extremely important new professional week. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Keep both your financial and professional hats off this weekend, instead making this a time for following your heart and making up for lost time. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) This time last week relationship tension was just starting to ease, now you’re likely to appreciate just how much things have settled down. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Ahead of next week’s Full Moon in your relationship sector, the second in as many months, work to ensure the communication lines are open. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) Venus is giving you a chance to start looking at what’s in it for you, not only on the income front but across your whole life. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Venus’ return to your sign brings the fun, romance and creativity back into your life, with a chance to start making up for lost time. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Make time over the weekend to indulge in a romantic trip down memory lane, with the past reminding you what you’ve been missing out on. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) While you have a chance to take your professional hat off over the weekend it’s important to keep your money hat on, trusting a nose for money. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) If you’re going to keep your professional hat on over the weekend make it more about engaging your imagination and listening to your heart. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) With next week likely to be busy on the work front, take time out over the weekend to recharge your batteries, putting you first. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Venus’ return to your financial sector gives you a chance to start exploring your financial desires and expectations, considering new options.

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230mm Roller Kit


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Seedling Punnets

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80gsm. 1.8 x 2.4m.


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$ 14 EACH

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Father’s Day Fun

600mm Freestanding Oven

Underfloor Insulation R1.5. 10m². Easy to handle.

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